Royal, Billy Joe b. April 3, 1942 d. October 6, 2015 American Pop and Country Singer. Royal gained a huge following at the Bamboo Ranch in Savannah, Georgia, where close to 2,500 people each night would flock to the club to see him and others perform. It was there that Royal would become friends with Roy Orbison who gave him encouragement to pursue his dream as an artist. In 1965, Royal released 'Down in the Boondocks' which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. His subsequent hits included 'I Knew You When' and 'Cherry Hill Park'. In late...[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!
Jones, Dean b. January 25, 1931 d. September 1, 2015 Actor. A handsome leading man, often cast in light comedies, he shall be best remembered for his association with Disney films. Born Dean Carroll Jones, his father was a construction worker, young Dean experienced entertainment at an early age, as a singer on his own radio program in Alabama. He dropped out of high school at the age of fifteen and went to New Orleans in an attempt to further his singing career, however he would return to Alabama and complete his high school education. He served...[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!
Akerman, Chantal b. June 6, 1950 d. October 5, 2015 Filmmaker and Director. Akerman was a director whose observation of women’s inner lives, often using long takes, made her a pioneer in feminist and experimental filmmaking. Born to Polish Holocaust survivors, she was inspired to begin making films as a teenager after seeing Jean-Luc Godard’s 'Pierrot le Fou' (1965). Her first film, 'Saute Ma Ville' (Blow Up My City), was a 13-minute black-and-white short that she made at age 18. The film shows her singing and dancing about her kitchen, then...[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!
Poe, Edgar Allan b. January 19, 1809 d. October 7, 1849 Author, Poet. Most remembered for his influence on other writers and poets through his imaginative use of literary style and for his near flawless use of rhythm and sound in his poetry. He is considered the father of the modern detective story and the psychological thriller. Born in Boston, the son of touring actors David Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold Poe. When he was three years old, his parents died, and he was taken into the home of John Allan, a wealthy merchant in Richmond, Virginia, who...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Westminster Burial Ground, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Plot: Poe's original burial place GPS coordinates: 39.2902184, -76.6236420 (hddd.dddd)
Northcott, Gordon Stewart b. November 9, 1906 d. October 2, 1930 Serial Killer. Dubbed the "The Wineville Chicken Coop Murderer" by the press in 1928, he was convicted of kidnapping, molesting and killing three boys in California's Los Angeles and Riverside Counties. Much of the evidence was found at his isolated ranch in Wineville. The case received national attention and events related to it led to public hearings that exposed corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department. Northcott later claimed he was responsible for as many as 20 murders, but toyed...[Read More] San Quentin Prison Cemetery (defunct), San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA
Lanza (Cocozza), Mario (Alfredo Arnold) b. January 31, 1921 d. October 7, 1959 Singer, Actor. First singer to earn Gold Records (over 1 million copies sold) in both classical and pop categories. Born Alfred Arnold Cocozza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he left high school early to work in his uncle's grocery store, until he auditioned for a music scholarship in 1942. During World War II, he was drafted into the Army, and served until the end of the war. His wife, Betty Hicks Lanza, was the younger sister of his Army buddy, Bert Hicks, and they married shortly after...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum, Block 46, Crypt D2 GPS coordinates: 33.9938431, -118.3839722 (hddd.dddd)
Dickinson, Susanna A. 'Susan' b. 1814 d. October 7, 1883 Alamo Survivor. Born Susanna Wilkerson in Tennessee, she was the wife of Captain Almaron Dickerson and was the sole adult Anglo survivor that witnessed the massacre at the Battle of the Alamo. On the morning of March 6, 1836, as the troops of General Antonio López de Santa Anna stormed the mission, Captain Dickerson ran to his wife, reported that all was lost, and expressed hope that she could save herself and their child. Although he died at the Alamo, his wife and child Angelina survived...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Berra, Yogi (Lawrence Peter) b. May 12, 1925 d. September 22, 2015 Hall of Fame Baseball Player, Manager, and Coach. Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. He was an all-star for 15 seasons and compiled a .285 batting average, hit 358 home runs, and drove in 1430 runs. He played for the N.Y. Yankees from 1946-1963 and the N.Y. Mets in 1965. He was a 13 time World Champion with the Yankees and a 3 time American League Most Valuable Player. He managed the Yankees in 1964 and from 1984 to 1985, and also managed the Mets from 1972 to 1975. Berra was also...[Read More] (Bio by: damannion) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Lombard, Carole b. October 6, 1908 d. January 16, 1942 Actress. Born Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, one of three children, her parents separated and with her mother she moved to California. Her career spanned from the silent era to "talkies." An auto accident almost ended her life as well as acting by inflicting serious scars on her face. Undaunted, she was able to cover the blemishes with the heavy use of cosmetics. She received her only Oscar nomination for Best Actress in "My Man Godfrey". "No Man Of Her Own" put her opposite [Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Trust
Giannini, Alex d. October 2, 2015 British Actor. Giannini was a well known actor for his performances on the screen and the stage. He started in the theater, acting in various roles and then went into television and films. Giannini's film appearances included "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007), "Legend" (2015) and "Miss Monday" (1998). He also appeared in such television series as "Inspector Morse", "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries", "Borgia", and "The Musketeers". Giannini passed away the same night that he was supposed...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Boggs, Grace b. June 27, 1915 d. October 5, 2015 American Author and Activist. Born Grace Lee to Chinese immigrants, she was an author, philosopher and human rights activist who fought for civil rights, labor, feminism, the environment and other causes for seven decades. Raised in Queens, New York, at 16 she enrolled at Barnard College, graduated in 1935 with a degree in philosophy, and in 1940 earned a doctorate from Bryn Mawr College. In 1941, discouraged about prospects for a college teaching position, she found a library job at the...[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!
Hawkins, Corwin Anthony b. March 12, 1965 d. August 5, 1994 Actor, Comedian. A native of Houston, Texas, he is best remembered for playing the role of 'Wayman' in the 1994 film, "A Low Down Dirty Shame." A 1982 graduate of the St. Peter's Catholic High School in Houston, Texas, he later became a stand up comedian working at first in both Houston and Dallas, Texas. Known affectionately as "Amazing Grace" (for his female impersonations), he created characters such as Fanish Poontane, Miku Wara, Kelly Kelly, and did famous impersonations of Grace Jones...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cause of death: Pneumonia Houston Memorial Gardens, Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas, USA
Allyson, June b. October 7, 1917 d. July 8, 2006 Actress. Born Ella Geisman in the Bronx, New York to Clara and Robert Geisman. She was injured in an accident at age eight and spent four years confined within a steel brace. Swimming therapy slowly gave her mobility again, and she began to study dance as well. She entered dance contests after high school and earned roles in numerous musical films called "Broadway Brevities", the Vitaphone short subjects. In 1938, she made her Broadway debut in the musical "Sing Out the News," a [Read More] (Bio by: katzizkidz) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Niven, David (James David Graham) b. March 1, 1910 d. July 29, 1983 Actor, Producer. Most remembered for his dapper English roles in such films as the Pink Panther series, "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1956), and numerous other films, he won the Academy Award for Best Male Performance for his role in "Separate Tables" (1958). Born in London, England, the son of a British Army Captain who was killed at Gallipoli in 1915, he attended Stowe School and Sandhurst Military Academy, where he was commissioned and served two years with the Highland Light Infantry...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Chateau D'Oex Cemetery, Chateau D'Oex, Vaud, Switzerland
Bolívar, Simón b. July 24, 1783 d. December 17, 1830 Venezuelan born General. He was known as "El Libertador" (The Liberator) of northern South America, gaining the independence of Spanish colonies that became the countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. He has also been called the "George Washington of South America." Born Simon Jose Antonio de la Santisima Trinidad Bolivar in Caracas, New Spain, in what is now Venezuela, he was the son of Don Juan Vicente Bolivar y Ponte, and Doña Maria de la Concepcion Palacios y...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) National Pantheon, Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela
Strange, Johnny b. December 26, 1991 d. October 1, 2015 Extreme Athlete and World Record Holder. Strange, who was a three-time world record holder, was the youngest person to climb Vinson Massif, the youngest to summit the three poles (Mount Everest, South and North), and the youngest to climb the seven summits. In 2009, he became the youngest person in the world to have climbed the highest peak on all seven continents, known collectively as the Seven Summits. He conquered Antarctica’s Mt. Vinson Massif when he was just 12 years old which began his...[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!
Durocher, Leo 'The Lip' b. July 27, 1905 d. October 7, 1991 Hall of Fame Major League Manager, Major League Baseball Player. Known for his heated confrontations with umpires, which earned him the nickname "Leo The Lip". He is also remembered for his many assorted quotations. For seventeen seasons (1925, 1928 to 1941, 1943, 1945), he played at the shortstop and second-base positions with the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers. Born Leo Ernest Durocher in West Springfield, Massachusetts he marked his Major League...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Hillside Section, lot 3311, space 2
Davis, Bette (Ruth Elizabeth) b. April 5, 1908 d. October 6, 1989 Actress. She was born Ruth Elizabeth Davis in Lowell, Massachusetts. At age ten her parents divorced and she was raised by her mother after a move to New York City. She began her career on Broadway. Bette Davis appeared in over 100 films receiving two Oscars, 10 nominations and three Emmy awards. A few of her major motion pictures: "Dangerous (Oscar winner) Jezebel (Oscar winner) The Virgin Queen, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane and Hush, Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte." Late in her career...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Remembrance, large white tomb to the left of the entrance.
Irwin, Steve 'Crocodile Hunter' b. February 22, 1962 d. September 4, 2006 Television Show Host, Conservationist. Born in Essendon, Melbourne, Australia, he became known world wide as the "Crocodile Hunter" on various television shows and in his home land of Australia and known for the saying "Crikey." He was in the midst of filming an underwater documentary off the coast of Port Douglas, Queensland, when he passed away. His parents, Bob and Lyn, sparked his interest in exotic animals while they ran the "Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park," and it was then, as a nine-...[Read More] (Bio by: Just another taphophile) Cause of death: Sting to the heart by a stingray barb Australia Zoo, Beerwah, Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia
Martino, Al b. October 7, 1927 d. October 13, 2009 Vocalist. A popular singer, he enjoyed a successful recording career in the United States and Europe from the early 1950s into the mid-1970s. He is best known for the top twenty hits "I Love You Because" (1963), "I Love You More and More Every Day" (1964) and "Spanish Eyes" (1965). He is remembered by movie audiences for his role of 'Johnny Fontane' in the 1972 picture "The Godfather" and contributed to the film's soundtrack. He was born Jasper Cini in Philadelphia to Italian immigrants. The...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA