Houston, Whitney b. August 9, 1963 d. February 11, 2012 Recording Artist, Actress, Entertainer. Regarded as one of the finest female vocalists of her generation, she began her musical career singing as a member of the New Hope Baptist Church junior gospel choir. She is credited with inspiring the successful musical careers of Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson among others. She was discovered at a local New York City nightclub by former Arista Records president Clive Davis, where she performed as a backup vocalist for her mother Cissy Houston...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA GPS coordinates: 40.6648369, -74.3268814 (hddd.dddd)
Brown, Bobbi Kristina b. March 4, 1993 d. July 26, 2015 Singer and Reality Television Star. The only child of entertainers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, she was thrust into the spotlight at an early age when she appeared with her parents, who had a tumultuous 14-year marriage, tarnished by rumors of infidelity, drug use, and domestic violence, on the widely criticized 2005 reality show 'Being Bobby Brown'. Brown performed with her mother in several live duets on...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Rule, Ann b. October 22, 1930 d. July 26, 2015 American Author. A former Seattle Policewoman, Rule was raised in a law-enforcement family and was regarded by many as one America's foremost true crime writers. Both her grandfather and her uncle were Michigan sheriffs, her cousin was a Prosecuting Attorney and another uncle was the Medical Examiner. After receiving a BA from the University of Washington in Creative Writing, she turned to crime writing in the late 1960s and broke through with 'The Stranger Beside Me', a chilling account of her...[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!
Liszt, Margie b. January 2, 1909 d. August 24, 1992 Actress. Best known for roles in the Three Stooges shorts, and television of the 1950's and 1960's. She began with uncredited roles at Columbia Pictures, in "Life with Blondie"(1945) and "Blondie's Lucky Day"(1946). Her Three Stooges short films included "Babysitters Jitters"(1951), "The Tooth Will Out"(1951), "Pest Man Wins"(1951), and "Income Tax Sappy"(1954). Among her numerous roles on television were "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show"(1951-52), "I Love Lucy"(1952-53), "The Frank...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes spread at sea off Newport Beach, California.
Smith, Mildred Joanne b. May 16, 1921 d. July 19, 2015 Actress. She will be best remembered for playing Sidney Poitier's wife 'Cora Brooks' in the racially-charged film "No Way Out" (1951). Born in Ohio (some sources state her year of birth was 1921), she marked her Broadway debut in the play "Men to the Sea" (1944) and went on to appear in a half-dozen productions including "Beggar's Holiday" (1946 to 1947), which starred Zero Mostel and ran for over one-hundred performances. In 1952, she nearly died in a plane crash in which 25 people perished...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Kennedy Onassis (Bouvier), Jacqueline Lee 'Jackie' b. July 28, 1929 d. May 19, 1994 Presidential First Lady. Wife of 35th United States President John F. Kennedy. She served as First Lady from January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963. She was a daughter of John Vernou Bouvier, III and his wife, Janet Lee. Her early years were divided between New York City and East Hampton. When in her early teens, her mother remarried Hugh D Auchincloss and the family moved to to his home near Washington, D.C. spending the summers at Newport, Rhode Island. While dubbed "the Debutante of the Year"...[Read More] (Bio by: D C McJonathan-Swarm) Cause of death: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 45 Site S-45
Parry, Natasha b. December 2, 1930 d. July 22, 2015 Actress. Parry starred in a number of critically acclaimed films, including Franco Zeffirelli’s 'Romeo and Juliet' in 1968. The daughter of director Gordon Parry, she appeared on stage for the first time at the age of 12 and made her film debut in 1949's 'The Gay Adventure'. In 1951, she married theatre and film director Peter Brook and performed in many of his stage productions, including 'King Lear' in 1953. The play was later adapted for American television, in which she co-starred with...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Jouars-Pontchartrain Churchyard, Jouars-Pontchartrain, Departement des Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Brennan, Eileen b. September 3, 1932 d. July 28, 2013 Actress. She will be best remembered for originating the role of Captain Doreen Lewis in the motion picture "Private Benjamin" (1980), which earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. She went onto revive her part in the TV series of the same name which ran from 1981 until 1983. Born Verla Eileen Regina Brennan into an Irish Catholic family, her father was a physician, her mother was a silent film actress, she enrolled at Georgetown University and it was during the period...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Xirgu, Margarita b. July 18, 1888 d. April 25, 1969 Noted Spanish-born stage actress. She was a friend of the poet Federico García Lorca and was forced to exile during Franco's dictatorship. She developed her career in Spain and America. She is remembered on stage in plays such as "Como tù me Deseas," "Mariana Pineda," and "La Casa de Bernarda Alba." Originally buried at Cementerio del Buceo, Montevideo, Uruguay, her remains were moved in 1988 to be with her husband. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Molins de Rei, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain Plot: Panteón 6b
Dressler, Marie b. November 9, 1869 d. July 28, 1934 Actress. Born Leila Koerber on Ontario, Canada, she made her first public appearance at the age of five when she appeared as "Cupid" on a pedestal in a church theatrical performance. She wrote in her memoirs that she was instructed by her father to remain still, but she claims that the stool didn't and subsequently she fell into the arms of another performer to the howling delight of the audience. She claims that that moment was when she became 'bit by the acting bug'. She joined with a...[Read More] (Bio by: Patrick R) Cause of death: Cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Benediction
List, John Emil b. September 17, 1925 d. March 21, 2008 Mass Murderer. A native of Bay City, Michigan, John Emil List was a former accountant who on the night of November 9, 1971, shot his entire family to death including his wife Helen, daughter Patricia, sons Frederick and John Jr., and his elderly mother Alma, in their upscale Westfield, New Jersey, home. List who had a history of losing jobs, had also accumulated several financial debts just before the murders. His wife's mental illness, the cost of an expensive house, and his depression, are...[Read More] Saint Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery, Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Knievel, Evel (Robert Craig) b. October 17, 1938 d. November 30, 2007 Daredevil, Entertainer. Robert Knievel was born in Butte, Montana. He was a motorcycle daredevil whose daring and highly publicized motorcycle jumps, including attempting to jump over the Snake River canyon, made him a household name. Despite suffering a series of major injuries during stunts, he had a long career in stunt riding. He is immortalized in Washington's Smithsonian Institution as "America's Legendary Daredevil." His son, Robbie "Kaptain" Knievel, has carried on in his father's...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Mountain View Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
Vallee, Rudy b. July 28, 1901 d. July 3, 1986 Singer, Actor, and Band Leader. He was born Hubert Prior Vallee, and changed his name to Rudy after the great saxophonist, Rudy Wiedoft. He wanted to serve in World War I, so he enlisted in the Navy in 1917 and was discharged after 41 days when it was discovered he was only 15 years old. He was too old for World War II, so he joined the 40 piece Coast Guard band and entertained troops until 1944. His first marriage was annulled and his second ended in divorce. He then married the younger...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Saint Hyacinth Cemetery, Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine, USA Plot: Second row in from Stroudwater Street. Rudy's gravestone and brother's have disappeared, Stones were replaced. The family stone remains.
Brown, Joe (Joseph Evan) E. b. July 28, 1892 d. July 6, 1973 Actor, Comedian. Born in Holgate, Ohio, he exhibited natural athletic ability as a boy, and joined a tumbling act which toured and appeared with circuses and area vaudeville theaters. After spending a number of years as a youth touring and performing, he returned to Toledo, Ohio at age fourteen. He played on many Toledo amateur baseball teams as a teenager, and had a brief semiprofessional stint with Needham's All-Stars until a broken leg slowed his sports career. Offered a contract with the...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sunrise Slope, ornate marble statue/display towards the far south-west end of the section. GPS coordinates: 34.1219902, -118.2477722 (hddd.dddd)
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
Bikel, Theodore b. May 2, 1924 d. July 21, 2015 Actor. Highly-versatile, he played a wide range of parts and may perhaps be best remembered for his stage performances, notably as 'Tevye' in "Fiddler on the Roof". Born to a Austrian-Jewish family, he learned Hebrew and Yiddish at home, while being taught German in school. After the Nazi occupation of Austria, he fled with his family to Palestine and while there, he attended agricultural college, in addition to working as a laborer on a farm, also known as a kibbutz. He developed a liking for...[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!
Watson, Minor b. December 22, 1889 d. July 28, 1965 Actor. Born in Mariana, Arkansas, he was one of the most prominent character performers of his time whom appeared in over 100 movies. He began his career in the theatre, then appeared in short reel films during the silent era and made his big screen debut in "24 Hours" (1931). Some of his memorable credits include roles in "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), "Kings Row" (1942), "Guadalcanal Diary" (1943), "The Virginian" (1946), "The Jackie Robinson Story" (1950) and "Trapeze" (1956). He died in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Alton Cemetery, Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Sharif (Shalhoub), Omar (Michel Dimitri) b. April 10, 1932 d. July 10, 2015 Actor. The handsome leading man came to international prominence, when he co-starred with Peter O'Toole in the classic film "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) and three years later, distinguished himself playing the title role in "Doctor Zhivago" (1965). Born to a wealthy Egyptian-Lebanese family, he learned English in school, in addition to mastering a number of other languages. He attended Victory College in Cairo, where he studied Physics and Math, prior to concentrating on a career in the theater...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) El Sayeda Nafisa Cemetery, Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
Memorial, Brookwood (1939-1945) [memorial] The Brookwood (1939-1945) Memorial commemorates nearly 3,500 men and women of the land forces of the Commonwealth who died during the Second World War and have no known grave, the circumstances of their death being such that they could not appropriately be commemorated on any of the campaign memorials in the various theatres of war. They died in the campaign in Norway in 1940, or in the various raids on enemy occupied territory in Europe such as Dieppe and St Nazaire. Others were special agents...[Read More] Brookwood Military Cemetery, Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England
Rocco, Alex b. February 29, 1936 d. July 18, 2015 American Character and Voice Actor. Rocco was a veteran character actor of film and TV, known for his portrayals of edgy characters with gangland or police affiliations, will best be remembered for his role as Moe Greene in 1972's 'The Godfather'. Born Alexander Federico Petricone, Jr., he was involved with Boston's Winter Hill Gang during the early 1960s before moving to California, initially working as a bartender, and began taking acting classes with such teachers as Leonard Nimoy and noted...[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!