Williams, Robin b. July 21, 1951 d. August 11, 2014 Actor, Comedian. Born Robin McLaurin Williams in Chicago and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, he was the privileged son of a Detroit auto executive. His family later moved to Woodacre, California, where he attended Redwood High School. He studied at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, then attained a full scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York City. In between Claremont and Juilliard, he attended the College of Marin for theatre. In 1978, Williams was cast in an...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
Murphy, J.J. b. 1928 d. 2014 Actor. Murphy trained with the Ulster Group Theatre School in 1948 and worked for many years at Belfast's Lyric Theatre. On film, he appeared in 'Cal' (1984), 'Angela's Ashes' (1999), 'Puckoon' (2002), 'Mickybo and Me' (2004) and 'Faraway' (2013) and had recently wrapped a role as a village elder in the upcoming feature film 'Dracula Untold' to be released in October, 2014. Although the majority of his work took place on the stage, he will best be remembered as Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Gaylord, Karen b. January 4, 1921 d. August 1, 2014 Actress. Born Karen Xandra Gaylord, the oldest of four children, her father was an engineer with the Northern Pacific Railway. Following her 1939 graduation from North Community High School, she intended to enroll in college to study music but when a friend sent her picture in to the magazine Movie Mirror for film recruitment, she was invited by MGM Studios to come to California for screen testing and she and her family relocated there. Her first film was an uncredited role in "The Chocolate...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Body donated to medical science, Through the body donation program at the College of Medicine - University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
Hooker, Jake b. May 3, 1953 d. August 4, 2014 Musician, Songwriter and Producer. Born Jerry Mamberg, he relocated to the United States as a child, and in the early 70s, moved to England. There he met Alan Merrill, with whom he would form the band Streak, which later became The Arrows. The group scored only two Top 40 hits in their career, 1974s 'A Touch Too Much' and 'My Last Night With You' released the following year. They also released a song co-written by Hooker, 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' as a single in 1975, but the song failed to chart...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Rubel, Michael b. April 16, 1940 d. October 15, 2007 Folk Figure, Artist. Started in 1959, Rubel Castle was originally an orange packing farm that the then 18-year-old Rubel had purchased and renamed Rubel Pharm. He and his family soon moved in, converting packing warehouses into sprawling residences, where Dorothy Rubel, his socialite, actress mother, played hostess constantly, sometimes to hundreds of people. Well-dressed guests arrived weekly, strolling past old...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Non-Cemetery Burial, Memorial site. A headstone was erected on the grounds, however Rubel is not buried there.
Keating, Charles b. October 22, 1941 d. August 9, 2014 Actor. He will be best remembered for playing the villainous 'Carl Hutchins' in the daytime TV serial "Another World" (1991 to 1999). He earned an Emmy Award in 1996. Born in London, he performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and moved on to Broadway in the productions of "The House of Atreus" (1968 to 1969) and "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" (1968 to 1969). He became familiar to British TV audiences for playing 'James Elliot QC' in the series "Crown Court" (1972 to 1979). Among his...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Murphy, Danny b. August 20, 1955 d. August 8, 2014 Actor, Disability Advocate. Murphy started caddying and playing golf at the age of eight and won his first caddy championship at thirteen while attending Boston Latin School where he lettered in hockey and golf. In August of 1974, while a freshman at Stonehill College, Murphy and a group of friends, including future director Peter Farrelly, were vacationing on Martha's Vineyard when he dove into shallow water and broke the sixth vertabrae in his neck and became a quadriplegic. After a year of...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Wilson, Robert 'Red' b. March 7, 1929 d. August 8, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. For ten seasons (1951 to 1960), he played at the catcher position with the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians. Born Robert James Wilson, he attended Washington High School in Milwaukee. A two-sport athlete during his collegiate years at the University of Wisconsin, Wilson was an All-American center for the Badgers' football squad and earned Big Ten Conference MVP honors in 1949. He chose to pursue a professional baseball career and was signed...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA Plot: Section 8, Lot 034G
Freeman (Freeman, Jr), Hersh (Hershell Baskin) b. July 1, 1928 d. January 17, 2004 Professional Baseball Player. A pitcher who appeared in 204 games, all but three in relief, in the Major Leagues over six seasons (1952–1953; 1955–1958) for the Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Redlegs and Chicago Cubs. He later became a minor league manager. Born in Gadsden, Alabama, Freeman threw and batted right-handed; he stood 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and weighed 220 pounds (100 kg). After attending the University of Alabama, Freeman signed with the Red Sox in 1948, and spent five seasons...[Read More] Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, USA
Golan, Menahem b. May 31, 1929 d. August 8, 2014 Director and Producer. Born Menahem Globus, he changed his surname for patriotic reasons to the Hebrew name of Golan upon serving in the Israeli Air Force during the country’s 1948 War of Independence. After finishing years of filmmaking studies at the Old Vic School, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and New York University, he returned to Israeli and directed for the stage. In 1963, he made his directorial debut on the Israeli film 'El Dorado' and the following year, he served as...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Drew Jr., Kenny b. June 14, 1958 d. August 3, 2014 Jazz Musician. A pianist, he was the son of noted jazz musician Kenny Drew, Sr. He made a name for himself from his blend of jazz, blues and bop. Born in New York City, he was trained in classical piano by his aunt beginning at the age of four and later took an interest in jazz. He acquired playing experience with Stanley Jordan and the Mingus Big Band, prior to leading his own trio. During the course of his career, he recorded twenty albums as a band leader. (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Salisbury Davis, Dorothy b. April 25, 1916 d. August 3, 2014 Author. A writer of thrillers, she will be remembered for penning the bestselling novel "A Gentle Murderer" (1951). Adopted as a child, she was named Dorothy Margaret Salisbury and was raised on a tiny farm in Wisconsin. After graduating from Barat College where she studied Literature, she found a job as a magician's assistant and later worked in public relations for a meat packing company. In 1946, she married actor Harry Davis and remained with him until his death in 1993. During the course...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, Rockland County, New York, USA
Canali, Cardinal. Nicola b. June 6, 1874 d. August 3, 1961 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Rieti, Nicola Canali was the son of a marquis and a countess. Moving to Rome to further his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Roman Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, Canali was ordained priest there in March 1900. Appointed member of the staff of secretariat of State and secretary to Cardinal Rafael Merry del Val on September 1, 1903, in the years which followed he was named substitute at the secretariat of State and secretary of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa di Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Cappella di San Pio X.
Steinfeld, Dr. Jesse Leonard b. January 6, 1927 d. August 5, 2014 Physician. He served as the United States Surgeon General from 1969 until 1973 and will be best remembered for reinforcing the dangers of smoking. Additionally, he brought to attention the rights of non-smokers effected by second-hand smoke. Raised outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and attained his Medical Degree from Western Reserve University in 1949. He held several positions including associate professor and professor at...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Lebon, Yvette b. August 14, 1910 d. July 28, 2014 Actress. A noted beauty of her day, she is remembered for her numerous French cinematic appearances during the 1930s and beyond as well as for her rather colorful private life. Born Simone Lebon, she studied art and trained as a dancer prior to her 1931 silver screen bow in "Left Bank". Through the next few years, she had a string of film successes including 1934's "Zouzou" which starred Josephine Baker, "The Marriage of Miss Levy" and "Marinella" (both 1936), and the 1937 "Breach of Trust"...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burns, Marilyn b. May 7, 1950 d. August 5, 2014 American Actress. Burns, who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Drama, made her first film appearance in the Robert Altman movie 'Brewster McCloud' (1970). She appeared in small parts in other films, but her breakout came in 1974 when she landed the lead role of Sally Hardesty in Tobe Hooper's cult classic 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre', which remains her most memorable role. She followed...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Greene, Gen. Harold Joseph b. February 11, 1959 d. August 5, 2014 US Army Major General. He rose in rank to become the deputy commander of Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan. Nicknamed "Harry," he was raised in Schenectady, New York and graduated in 1976 from Guilderland High School in Guilderland Center, New York. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy New York and joined the Reserve Officer Training Program. Upon graduating from RPI in 1980 with degrees in materials and management engineering, he enlisted in the US Army...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 60 Site 8675-A
Mezzofanti, Cardinal. Giuseppe b. September 19, 1774 d. March 15, 1849 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a carpenter, Giuseppe Gaspare Mezzofanti along with his sister Teresa were the only to survive infancy from a numerous family. Entering the Piarist School Bologna, he was soon noticed to have a prodigious memory. At the young age of twelve, he started a three-year course in philosophy, which ended with a public disputation from his side. Completing with such distinction his theological studies, being still too young to be ordained, he devoted himself to the...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa di Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: 3° Cappella Sinistra.
Sega, Cardinal. Filippo b. August 22, 1537 d. May 29, 1596 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born in Bologna to a noble family originally from Ravenna, Filippo Sega studied at the local university, obtaining a doctorate in utroque iure in both canon and civil laws. Named protonotary apostolic, he was appointed governor of Cesena on September 20, 1566, governor of Forlì on January 24, 1569, governor of Imola on March 3, 1571, governor of Romagna on December 15, 1572 and governor of Marche of January 1, 1575. Named auditor of the Sacred Consulta, he was elected...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa di Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Cappella del Crocifisso.
Marlow, Jess b. November 29, 1929 d. August 3, 2014 Television News Anchor and Journalist. Marlow started out at a home-state television station in Rock Island, Illinois, then moved to San Jose, California, where he worked as a reporter and anchor for a local television station. In 1966, he moved to Los Angeles to work for NBC as a reporter, then as an anchor in 1968 and, at one point, co-anchored the news with Tom Snyder and Tom Brokaw. Marlow was regarded as a knowledgeable reporter covering politics, including the beginning of Ronald Reagan'...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!