Biegger, Jeanne (Dorothy Jean) b. March 27, 1927 d. August 24, 2016 American Model and Actress. The former beauty queen and model will best be remembered for being the second wife of legendary entertainer Dean Martin. Born Dorothy Jean Biegger, she began modeling in Miami and was voted Orange Bowl queen in 1947. The following year, she went to the Beachcomber Club in Miami to see a New Year’s Eve show starring Martin and Jerry Lewis. A week after Martin was granted a divorce from first...[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!
Hill, Steven b. February 24, 1922 d. August 23, 2016 Actor. Born Solomon Krakovsky, he was best known for playing the district attorney Adam Schiff on the NBC drama series "Law and Order" from 1990 to 2000. His other well known role was of Dan Briggs, the original team leader on the CBS series "Mission: Impossible" from 1966 to 1967. He served four years in the United States Naval Reserve. After his naval service, he decided to pursue an acting career. He made his acting debut in the 1946 Broadway play "A Flag is Born". In 1949 he made his...[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!
Ladd, Alan b. September 3, 1913 d. January 29, 1964 Actor. He is best remembered for his 1953 role of 'Shane' in the western movie of the same name. Although short (five feet, five inches), with a laconic manner and a face that never seemed to change expression, he quickly became a star. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to an accountant father and an English mother, when his father died in 1917, his mother married a house painter and the family moved to California, where he grew up. In high school, he picked fruit, delivered newspapers, swept...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: cerebral edema Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Freedom Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Heritage, Space 20358
Vessey Jr., John William b. June 29, 1922 d. August 18, 2016 US Army General. A four-star general, he served as the tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the Administration of President Ronald W. Reagan from June 18, 1982 until September 30, 1985. While still in high school, at the age of sixteen, he enlisted with the Minnesota National Guard and in 1941, he was called to active duty. Assigned to the 34th Infantry Division, he saw action in North Africa and Italy and experienced his first battle commission, when he directed artillery fire...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota, USA Plot: Section C, Grave 1
Gordon, Ruth b. October 30, 1896 d. August 28, 1985 Writer, screen and stage actress. After graduating from Quincy High School she enrolled in the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York city. Her career saw her working in both films and the stage, making her Broadway debut in 1915 in Peter Pan. In 1921 she married actor Gregory Kelly, who died of heart disease in 1927. Her only child, Jones Harris, was born in 1929, the product of a relationship with Broadway producer Jed Harris. In 1942 she married famed playwright and...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Moody) Cause of death: Stroke Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Shaw, Robert b. August 9, 1927 d. August 28, 1978 Actor. Born Robert Archibald Shaw in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, one of five children of Thomas and Doreen Shaw. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London making his stage debut at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. He made an uncredited screen debut in the Alec Guinness vehicle, The Lavender Hill Mob in 1951. His first notable film appearance was From Russia with Love in 1964. He also appeared in such films as A Man for All Seasons in 1966 for which...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Heart attack Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered near his home in Ireland
Till, Emmett Louis b. July 25, 1941 d. August 28, 1955 Murder Victim, Civil Rights Figure. Many historians feel he inadvertently started the American civil rights movement. His story is chronicled in the PBS award-winning documentary series,"Eyes on the Prize." While visiting relatives in Mississippi, this young black Chicagoan, not understanding the profundity of racism there, accepted a dare to address an attractive white woman in a grocery store. He went in, bought some candy, and on the way out allegedly said "bye, baby." One observer claimed...[Read More] Burr Oak Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
deWilde, Brandon b. April 9, 1942 d. July 6, 1972 Actor. Born to Frederick, a Broadway stage manager, and Eugenia, a stage actrees in Brooklyn, New York; he made his Broadway debut in 1950's ‘The Member of the Wedding.' He stayed with the show for over a year, winning the prestigious Donaldson Award for his performance; the first child actor to do so. He went on to repeat his role in the film version of the play in 1952. In 1953 he was cast as Joey in the classic western, ‘Shane.' His memorable performance earned him an Academy Award...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Pinelawn Memorial Park, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA Plot: Sec 80, Block 1, Range 37, Grave 53 GPS coordinates: 40.7536697, -73.3885727 (hddd.dddd)
Hatton, Rondo b. April 22, 1894 d. February 2, 1946 Actor. Rondo Hatton, the "monster who needed no makeup", was an American actor with small parts in Hollywood horror B- movies during the late 1930s through the 1940s. Although his career was short, he made a lasting impact on the horror movie industry. He was the older of two sons of school teachers Stewart Price and Emily Zarring Hatton. When he was a senior in high school, his family moved to Tampa, Florida to manage a family business. After graduation, he attended the University of...[Read More] (Bio by: Linda Davis) Cause of death: Heart attack American Legion Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Martin (Crocetti), Dean (Dino Paul) b. June 7, 1917 d. December 25, 1995 Legendary Singer, Actor, and Comedian. Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Stuebenville, Ohio. Before achieving stardom, he performed various job duties, some of which were as a steelmill worker, a service station attendant, a gambler, and he also tried to be a professional boxer. As a boxer, he fought under the name of "Kid Crochet." When asked about his boxing career, he said that he had won "all" but 11 of his 12 bouts. In 1946 his life would change forever when he met a very hard working young up-...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul Duncan) Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sanctuary of Love, left side GPS coordinates: 34.0586891, -118.4406662 (hddd.dddd)
Martin Jr., Dean Paul b. November 17, 1951 d. March 21, 1987 Actor, Entertainer. Born in Santa Monica, California, he was the son of actor and singer Dean Martin (his 5th of 7 children) and his 2nd wife Jeanne Biegger Martin (her oldest child). As a youth, he was encouraged toward a singing career and at age 13 he joined Desi Arnaz Jr. and Billy Hinsche to form the rock group Dino, Desi, & Billy, which had a few minor hits in the US between 1965 and 1968, including "I'm a Fool" (1965), landing in the Top 30 twice. Afterwards, he became a moderately...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Crashed his fighter jet Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section 419, grave P-28
Arthur (Greene), Jean (Gladys Georgianna) b. October 17, 1900 d. June 19, 1991 Actress. She appeared in nearly 100 films from the silent era of the 1920s to her final film, the 1953 classic "Shane", in which she starred with Allan Ladd and Van Heflin. Until her start in talkies, she kept her hair brunette, but shortly after the era of sound came to movies, she began bleaching her hair blonde. She was well known as a comedienne and acted opposite of some very big names, such as Allan Ladd, Van Heflin, Edward G. Robinson, Gary Cooper, James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich. In...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul Duncan) Cause of death: Heart failure Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered off of Point Lobos, California
Vaughan, Stevie Ray b. October 3, 1954 d. August 27, 1990 Rock/Blues Musician. Born in Dallas, Texas, he was part of a musical family. His elder brother Jimmie, the guitarist in the group ‘The Fabulous Thunderbirds’, introduced his younger brother to rock and blues via his record collection. Stevie Ray Vaughan came to appreciate guitarists such as B.B. King, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and many others, by listening to their recordings. He learned to play by borrowing brother Jimmie's guitar and following him to his concerts. By 1975...[Read More] (Bio by: Daniel L. Taylor Sr.) Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA Plot: Vaughan Estates
Kulp, Nancy b. August 28, 1921 d. February 3, 1991 Actress. A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, she was best known for the role of 'Miss Jane Hathaway' on the 1960s television comedy series "The Beverly Hillbillies" for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. Before her career as an actress, she left the University of Miami in 1944 to volunteer for service in the United States Naval Reserves during World War II. As a member of the "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service", Lt. J.G. Kulp received several decorations, including the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Cancer Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA
Jackson, Michael b. August 29, 1958 d. June 25, 2009 Musician, Entertainer. He was called the "King of Pop," and is best remembered for his revolutionary videos such as "Thriller" (1982), and "Dangerous" (1991), as well as two Guinness World Records: Most successful entertainer of all time (with 13 Grammy Awards, 13 Number One single hits in a solo career, and sales of over 750 million in albums worldwide), and for having the greatest selling album of all time ("Thriller"). He is also remembered for his trademark single sequined white glove, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Acute Propofol intoxication compounded by the effects of benzodiazapines or a benzodiazapine. Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Holly Terrace, Sanctuary of Ascension, Distinguished Memorial – Sarcophagus 9, Crypt A. This mausoleum is private and locked to the general public. GPS coordinates: 34.1234627, -118.2482758 (hddd.dddd)
Huston, John b. August 5, 1906 d. August 28, 1987 Academy-Award winning motion picture director, actor, and writer of the 1920s thru 1980s. Directed Hollywood film classics such as "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948), "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950), and "The African Queen" (1951). Married for a time to actress Evelyn Keyes. Father of actress Angelica Huston. Mr. Huston was one of the "greats" of Hollywood's golden age. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Legends (formerly Section 8), lot 6, west side of lake
Walker, Robert b. October 13, 1918 d. August 28, 1951 Actor. Born Robert Hudson Walker in Salt Lake City. He was the son of Horace Walker, a Salt Lake City newspaper editor. He attended the San Diego Army and Navy Military Academy, the Pasadena California Playhouse Dramatic School and the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Following a school play lead at the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, he entered an acting contest at the Pasadena Playhouse which won him a top performance prize. At that time he met fellow student, Phyllis Isley, who was...[Read More] (Bio by: Jane Stacy Eubanks) Cause of death: Overdose of sedatives Washington Heights Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
Temple, Shirley b. April 23, 1928 d. February 10, 2014 Actress, United States Diplomat. She is considered an icon of American cinema, she is arguably the most successful child film star in motion picture history. She started taking dancing lessons at the age of three, and had her first experience in motion pictures when she was chosen to appear in a series of films called "Baby Burlesks", in which she was to imitate the top female stars of the time. She caught the attention of movie audiences with a dance number called "Baby Take a Bow" in the...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum #3, Redwood Grove Section
Jones, Anissa b. March 11, 1958 d. August 28, 1976 Actress. She is best remembered for her role of ‘Buffy' on the television series "Family Affair". Born in West Lafayette, Indiana, her parents moved to San Diego County, California, when she was a small girl, settling in Playa del Rey, where she grew up. In 1966 she was cast as ‘Elizabeth "Buffy" Patterson-Davis' in "Family Affair", playing the role until 1971. She had a brief cameo role in 1968 on television's Rowan and Martin "Laugh-In", which gave her an appetite for more acting roles...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Drug overdose Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Roker, Roxie Albertha b. August 28, 1929 d. December 2, 1995 Actress. She is best known for her portrayal as 'Helen Willis' on the popular television sitcom "The Jefferson's" and mother of rock star Lenny Kravitz. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, she later attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1952. While at Howard she was a very active member in the Howard Players and was featured in several productions. She was also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Soroity, Inc. After graduation, she moved to New...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson 🖋 📚 💻) Cause of death: Breast cancer Southern Memorial Park, North Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA Plot: East Court 2 Lot 19 Gr 2B in the grass area on the left side by side walk.