Nielsen, Leslie b. February 11, 1926 d. November 28, 2010 Actor. Born Leslie William Nielsen, he was a World War II-era Royal Canadian Air Force veteran. He attended the Lorne Greene Academy of Radio Arts and Neighborhood Playhouse (New York City actor's training school) before beginning steady television work in the late 1940s. In the 1950s he began film work, with his role in the science fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" (1956) establishing him as a leading man. One of Nielsen's most memorable dramatic roles was the ship's captain in 1972's "...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
Rooney, Mickey b. September 23, 1920 d. April 6, 2014 Actor. He achieved fame in the 'Andy Hardy' film series of the 1930s and 1940s, before moving on to a wide range of movie roles. Born Joe Yule, Jr., the son of vaudeville performers, he first appeared on stage at the age of fifteen months. He was brought up as a central part of his parent's act and in 1926, he initiated his Hollywood career in the short "Not to Be Trusted". This was followed with his own film series "Mickey McGuire" from 1927 until 1933. He graduated to teenage parts with two...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Earp, Wyatt (Wyatt Berry Stapp) b. March 19, 1848 d. January 13, 1929 American Frontier Law Officer. Born in Monmouth, Illinois, he grew up on a farm in Iowa. He moved with his parents in 1864 to California. His early youth found him working as a stagecoach driver, buffalo hunter and then as a police officer in Wichita, Kansas. On to Dodge City, Kansas where he established his reputation as a lawman and gambler. His first wife died and a second marriage failed. On to Tombstone, Arizona where he acquired the gambling concession at the Oriental Saloon. He...[Read More] Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA GPS coordinates: 37.6758308, -122.4533691 (hddd.dddd)
Hellwig, James Brian 'The Ultimate Warrior' b. June 16, 1959 d. April 8, 2014 Hall-of-Fame Professional Wrestler. A typecast villian noted for his ability to ignite a crowd, he is remembered as one of his sport's premier performers of the 1990s. Raised in Central Indiana, he spent one year at Indiana State University, studied at Atlanta's Life Chiropractic College, and was an amateur body builder in Southern California when he and some of his friends decided to try wrestling. In 1985 he joined the Memphis-based Continental Wrestling Association, initially billed as...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Mansfield, Jayne b. April 19, 1933 d. June 29, 1967 Actress. Born Vera Jayne Palmer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, her family moved to Dallas, Texas, after the death of her father to a heart attack and the remarriage of her mother. She graduated from the University of Dallas, and later attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she took drama classes. In 1954, she moved to Los Angeles, where she continued to study drama at UCLA and worked in bit parts in television. Her first movie role was in "Female Jungle" (1954), although most bios...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Auto accident Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Smith, Hal b. June 1, 1931 d. April 12, 2014 Major League Baseball Player, Coach. For six seasons (1956 to 1961 and 1965), he played at the catcher position with the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. Born Harold Raymond Smith, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals in 1949. Following service with the United States Military during the Korean War, he marked his Major League debut with St. Louis on May 2, 1956. In 75 games that year, he yielded a .282 batting average. In 1957, he secured the starting catcher spot...[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!
Hunter, Jeffrey b. November 25, 1926 d. May 27, 1969 Actor. Jeffrey Hunter was a Hollywood mainstay spanning two decades starring or co-starring in a wide variety of movies: dramas, comedies, westerns, science fiction and war films. He was well prepared when signed to a contract by 20th Century Fox Studios making a debut with Grace Kelly in the film 'Fourteen Hours.' While at Whitefish Bay High School in Milwaukee, then known by his birth name, Henry McKinnies, Jr., he acted on Milwaukee radio station WTMJ and in productions at the North Shore...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cause of death: After brain surgery, following an accidental fall Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Olive section, Lot 141, Grave E GPS coordinates: 34.3084793, -118.3745270 (hddd.dddd)
Memorial, USS Iowa [memorial] d. April 19, 1989 The USS Iowa was participating in firing exercises during maneuvers with the US Second Fleet, about 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico. A 3-gun salvo was ordered for Turret Two. Turret Two's right and left guns were load and ready. It was reported over the turret's phone circuit that the center gun was having problems, they weren't ready yet. At 9:53am, the center gun in Turret Two exploded, killing all 47 crew members and severely damaging the gun turret. It buckled the bulkheads...[Read More] (Bio by: Joni) Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Almon, Baylee b. April 18, 1994 d. April 19, 1995 Disaster Victim. One year-old victim of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. A widely-published photograph of her injured body in the arms of firefighter Chris Field came to symbolize the children who were lost in the tragedy. The photo won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography. Cause of death: Murdered Kolb Cemetery, Spencer, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 1, Plot 134
Temple, Shirley b. April 23, 1928 d. February 10, 2014 Actress, US Ambassador. An icon of American Cinema, she is perhaps the most successful child film star in movie history. Her father was a banker, she started taking dancing lessons at the age of three. Her first experience in pictures happened 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, among them Marlene Dietrich. She caught the attention of movie audiences and captured their hearts with a dance number...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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. This mausoleum is private and locked to the general public.
Pinette, John b. March 23, 1964 d. April 5, 2014 Actor and Stand-up Comedian. He toured the comedy club circuit beginning in the 1980s and appeared in cinema and on television. Besides stand-up, Pinette did impressions of The Chipmunks, Elvis Presley, Gollum from The Lord of the Rings, Hervé Villechaize (Tattoo from Fantasy Island), an Ewok, actor Marlon Brando (notably Brando's role in The Godfather), as well as various ethnic accents. He occasionally sang, for example "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz, in stand-up routines. Born in...[Read More] Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Holcombe, Wendy Lou b. April 19, 1963 d. February 14, 1987 Musician, Singer, Songwriter. Wendy learned to play her father’s banjo at an early age. Her father took her to Nashville, Tennessee, for her 12th birthday. While window shopping, Wendy picked up a banjo and started playing “Foggy Mountain Breakdown.” Roni Stoneman’s bass player heard her. The next night Wendy played on the Ernest Tubb’s Midnight Jamboree. A month later in December 1975, Wendy played on the Grand Ole Opry. By the time she was 13, Wendy was playing in “Nashville on the Road” with...[Read More] (Bio by: Imagine) Cause of death: Enlarged heart Cedar Grove Cemetery, Shelby County, Alabama, USA
Helm, Levon b. May 26, 1940 d. April 19, 2012 Musician. Drummer with the music group The Band. Born Mark Lavon Helm, the son of a cotton farmer and part time musician, his love of music was born from his family's encouragement. Listening to the Grand Ole Opry also shaped his musical interests. He received his first guitar at the age of nine and while a teenager, he formed his own group The Jungle Bush Beaters and learned showmanship while watching the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. His break came when he caught the attention...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock (Ulster County), Ulster County, New York, USA Plot: Just off the road as it turns north in the rear of the cemetery. The grave can be found against a wooden wall which has musical notation on it.
Knight, Etheridge b. April 19, 1931 d. March 10, 1991 Poet. A high school drop out born in Corinth, Mississippi, and raised in Kentucky, he overcame an addiction to drugs and eight years in prison to become one of America’s most esteemed African-American poets. In 1960, the Korean War army veteran was arrested and convicted of armed robbery. While in the Indiana State Prison he began writing poetry and in 1968 his first volume of verse, “Poems from Prison” was published. After his release from prison, he became a guest poet at several universities...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Kieling, Wolfgang b. March 16, 1924 d. October 7, 1985 Actor. Born in Berlin, Germany, he began appearing in films as a child and went on to be an International figure in both films and television. Some of his most memorable movie credits include "Damals in Paris" (1956), "Time of the Innocent" (1964). "Torn Curtain" (1966), "Dead Run" (1967), "Amsterdam Affair" (1968) and "Out of Order" (1984). For German television, he appeared on "Derrick", "Don Quijote", "Harte 10", "Der Anwalt" and "Patrik Pacard". He died in Hamburg, Germany, at age 61. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: stomach cancer Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: AD 4, 3-4
Walker, Paul b. September 12, 1973 d. November 30, 2013 American Actor. Walker, who will best be remembered for his role as Brian O'Conner in the blockbuster action 'Fast & Furious' films, began his career on the small screen with a commercial for diapers when he was 2 years old. He went on to appear in TV shows such as 'Highway to Heaven', 'Throb', 'Charles in Charge', 'Who's the Boss?' and 'Touched By An Angel'. His first movie role was in 'Meet the Deedles' (1998) followed by supporting roles in 'Pleasantville' (1998), 'Varsity Blues' (1999), '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cause of death: Car accident Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Liberty, Gardens of Heritage, Lot 393 GPS coordinates: 34.1441307, -118.3161392 (hddd.dddd)
Whitney, Addison O. b. October 30, 1839 d. April 19, 1861 United States Civil War Soldier. He was one of the first four casualties of that war. After the Union surrender of Fort Sumter on April 13, 1861, and the following secession of eleven Southern states, President Abraham Lincoln put out a call for Union volunteers to defend Washington, DC. Among the troops who responded to that call was the Sixth Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, who soon boarded trains to take them to the national capital. Upon arriving in Baltimore on April 19 (the eighty-sixth...[Read More] (Bio by: Eric Thomsen) Ladd and Whitney Monument, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: In front of Lowell City Hall
Geldof, Peaches b. March 13, 1989 d. April 7, 2014 British Journalist, Television Presenter and Model. Born in London, second daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates and the granddaughter of Hughie Green. Her sisters are Fifi Trixibelle Geldof and Pixie Geldof. She also had a younger half-sister, Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof. She grew up in Chelsea, London, and Faversham, Kent, and was educated at Queen's College, London. After moving out of her father's house at eighteen, Peaches rented a flat in Islington, North London. She completed her A-...[Read More] Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Moore, Dudley (Dudley Stuart John) b. April 19, 1935 d. March 27, 2002 Actor, Comedian. He is most remembered for his roles in the films "10" and "Arthur." In June 2001, he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE). Born in Dagenham, east London, England, he became a comedian because of his short height (5 feet, 2 inches) and a defective left foot (a birth defect, this was surgically corrected when he was a young boy). He won a music scholarship to Oxford University, graduating in 1960, and was recruited for a comedy play "Beyond the Fringe," which played...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Pneumonia Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey, USA Plot: D-3 GPS coordinates: 40.6036186, -74.3909912 (hddd.dddd)