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
Hutton, Brian G. b. January 1, 1935 d. August 19, 2014 Motion Picture Director, Actor. He will perhaps be best remembered for directing Clint Eastwood in the pictures "Where Eagles Dare" (1968) and "Kelly's Heroes" (1970). He studied at the Actor's Studio in his native New York, prior to moving to California where he began his career as a bit actor. He would spend the next decade in minor roles for the pictures "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957), "King Creole" (1958) and "Last Train from Gun Hill" (1959), in addition to scores of TV credits. His...[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!
Pardo, Don (Dominick George) b. February 22, 1918 d. August 18, 2014 Announcer, Voice Actor. In a career that spanned eight decades, he will best be remembered as the voice of 'Saturday Night Live'. Born Dominick George Pardo, he acted in high school productions and won the Newton Perkins Prize for public speaking in his senior year. He attended Boston’s Emerson College, hoping to become an actor but decided on radio instead. As a member of the 20th Century Players, he performed regularly on local radio station WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, an affiliate 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!
Bacall (Perske), Lauren (Betty Joan) b. September 16, 1924 d. August 12, 2014 American Actress. Born Betty Joan Perske, she took lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York while working as a theatre usher and as a part-time fashion model. In 1942, she made her acting debut on Broadway as a walk-on in 'Johnny 2 X 4'. Howard Hawks' wife Nancy spotted her on a magazine cover and urged him to have her take a screen test. Hawks signed her up to a seven-year personal contract which paid $100 a week, brought her to Hollywood, began to manage her career and...[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!
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
Attenborough, Lord. Richard b. August 29, 1923 d. August 24, 2014 English actor, film director, producer and entrepreneur. He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). As a film director and producer, he won two Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1983. He has also won four BAFTA Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. As an actor he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place, Miracle on 34th Street and Jurassic Park. He was the older brother of Sir David Attenborough, the naturalist and broadcaster...[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!
Gein, Edward Theodore b. August 27, 1906 d. July 26, 1984 Serial Killer. He was convicted of two killings, and is estimated to have killed a total of six persons. He was known for several rather bizarre acts, including cannibalism and making clothing from the skin of his victims. His crimes inspired such movies as "Psycho" (1960) and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974). Born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, his family soon moved to a farm outside Plainfield, Wisconsin, where his father was a tanner and carpenter to supplement the farm income. His father...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Cancer Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield, Waushara County, Wisconsin, USA Plot: marker now in museum
Collinson, Madeleine b. July 22, 1952 d. August 14, 2014 Actress, Model. She will be best remembered for playing 'Frieda Gellhorn' in the Hammer Studio picture "Twins of Evil" (1971). Born an identical twin (her sister is actress and model Mary Collinson) in Malta, she moved to England in 1969. They were discovered by noted glamour photographer Harrison Marks who cast them in his sexy short "Halfway Inn" (1970). This led to both sisters adorning the cover of Playboy during 1970. They hold the distinction as being the first identical twins to pose 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!
Morris, Greg b. September 27, 1934 d. August 27, 1996 Actor. He is best remembered for his role of Barney Collier, the quiet and talented technical genius, in the television series "Mission: Impossible" (1966-1973). Born Francis Gregory Alan Morris in Cleveland, Ohio, he began his acting career making guest appearances on such television shows as The Twilight Zone and Ben Casey. In September 1959, he married Leona Keyes; they would have three children before their divorce in 1995. In 1966, he became a regular on the television series, "Mission:...[Read More] (Bio by: Find A Grave) Cause of death: Cancer Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Hughes, Mary Beth b. November 13, 1919 d. August 27, 1995 Actress. She is best remembered as a hard-boiled blonde who starred in B movies during the 1940s. Her career spanned five decades and she appeared in over 60 films. Born Mary Elizabeth Hughes, her parents divorced when she was about three years old and she moved with her mother to Washington, DC where she began acting in stage productions. Her performance in a school play caught the attention of a local repertory theater company owner and she was offered a part in a touring production of "Alice...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Body donated to medical science
Cushing, Alonzo Hereford b. January 19, 1841 d. July 3, 1863 Civil War Union Army Officer. Served as a First Lieutenant, Battery A, 4th United States Regular Artillery. Gained fame at Battle of Gettysburg by staying at his guns, even though horribly wounded, during Pickett's Charge. His last act was to fire off his last gun before being struck in the mouth by a mine bullet, killing him. His first sergeant, Frederick Fuger actually fired the final shot after laying Cushing on the ground. (Sergeant Fuger would later be awarded the CMOH for his bravery...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA Plot: Section 26, Row A, Grave 7 GPS coordinates: 41.3998489, -73.9662933 (hddd.dddd)
Epstein, Brian b. September 19, 1934 d. August 27, 1967 Music Businessman. He gamed fame and notoriety as the manager of the seminal and popular rock music band "The Beatles". Born in Liverpool, England, he was managing the record department in his father's furniture store when he discovered the Beatles playing only a few streets away in the Cavern Club. A failed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art actor, he used his natural flair to smarten up the Beatles' image to make them more accessible to a larger audience. While criticized now for his lack of...[Read More] Cause of death: Accidental overdose Everton Cemetery, Everton, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England Plot: Jewish burial ground
Mountbatten, Louis b. June 25, 1900 d. August 27, 1979 British Nobility. Admiral of the Fleet. Last Viceroy of India. First Governor-General of India. First Sea Lord. Born Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Battenberg, son of Prince Louis of Battenberg and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, the daughter of Louis IV Grand Duke of Hesse and by the Rhine and Princess Alice Maud Mary of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Mountbatten was related to the British Royals, The Russian royal family, King Alfonso XIII of Spain, King Ferdinand I of Romania, King...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Romsey Abbey, Romsey, Test Valley Borough, Hampshire, England Plot: South Transept
Raye, Martha b. August 27, 1916 d. October 19, 1994 Entertainer, Actress. Born Margaret Yvonne Teresa Reed, she joined her parents’ vaudeville act at three years old. The singer, dancer, actress, comedienne performed on Broadway, in movies and on television. Beginning in 1942, she entertained American troops through World War II, Korea and Viet Nam. For nine years she made trips to Viet Nam, sometimes staying up to six months at a time and often using her training as a nurse to help with the wounded. She was made an honorary member of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Melanie) Cause of death: Natural causes Fort Bragg Main Post Cemetery, Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA Plot: Row 28, Grave 780-B
Horton, Tim (Miles Gilbert) b. January 12, 1930 d. February 21, 1974 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Cochrane, Ontario, Horton played for teams in the NHL, AHL, OHA-Jr, and the NOJHA hockey leagues. At 5'10", and 180lbs, he played for the Copper Cliff Jr. Redmen from 1946 to 1947, St. Michael's Majors from 1947 to 1949, Toronto Maple Leafs from 1949-1950, 1951-1970, Pittsburgh Hornets from 1949 to 1952, New York Rangers from 1969 to 1971, Pittsburgh Penguins from 1971 to 1972, and the Buffalo Sabres from 1972 to 1974. Horton was also First All-Star Team...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cause of death: Auto accident York Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada Plot: Section 14, Plot 133
Sands, Billy b. January 6, 1911 d. August 27, 1984 Actor. Born in New York, he was a popular television character actor whom appeared as a regular on "The Phil Silvers Show" as Private Dino Papparelli and on "McHale's Navy" as Tinker. He also co starred on many TV shows such as "All in the Family", "Here's Lucy", "Happy Days" and "The Odd Couple". (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Lung cancer Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Courts of the Book, Jacob, Inner Court, Wall I, Crypt 1008
Garner, James b. April 7, 1928 d. July 19, 2014 American Actor. Garner, who had a long and storied career that spanned almost 60 years, first found success playing Bret Maverick in the ABC western 'Maverick' from 1957 to 1960. Born James Scott Bumgarner, he moved to Los Angeles as a teenager with his family, and joined the Merchant Marines, later joining the National Guard. He served for seven months, then joined the Army and went to Korea for 14 months during the war. He was wounded twice and awarded two purple hearts. Garner returned to...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Johnson, Lyndon Baines b. August 27, 1908 d. January 22, 1973 36th United States President, US Congressman, US Senator. His term, served from 1963 to January 1969, was marked by widespread unrest due to the unpopular war in Vietnam and by racial and political unrest at home. Born in a farmhouse near Gillespie, Texas, the oldest of five children of Samuel Ealy Johnson, a farmer and schoolteacher who served five terms in the Texas House of Representatives. His mother, Rebekah Baines Johnson, was also a schoolteacher. He attended school in nearby Johnson...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Johnson Family Cemetery, Stonewall, Gillespie County, Texas, USA
Waite, Ralph b. June 22, 1928 d. February 13, 2014 Actor. He will be best remembered for playing 'John Walton', patriarch of the family in the TV series "The Waltons" (1972 to 1981). Following high school, he served with the United States Marine Corps shortly after World War II. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bucknell University and later attended Yale's Divinity School which resulted in his being ordained a Presbyterian minister. He landed a position as a religious editor for the publisher Harper and Row and took an interest in...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Section 7, Lot 911-A
Columbus, Christopher b. September 1, 1451 d. May 20, 1506 Explorer. He is credited with discovering America for Europeans in 1492, although at the time, he believed he had discovered a new route to China. He was given the titles Admiral of the Ocean Sea and Viceroy of the Indies. Born Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon as he called himself in Spain), the eldest of five children in Genoa, Italy, to Domenico Colombo, a wool weaver and local guildsman, and Susanna Fontanarossa, the daughter of a wool weaver. Although trained to follow in his father'...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Gout El Faro Colon (Columbus' Lighthouse)*, Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.