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)
Montgomery, Eurreal Wilford 'Little Brother' b. April 18, 1906 d. September 6, 1985 Jazz Pianist and Singer. Montgomery was born on April 18, 1906, in the town of Kentwood, Louisiana, across Lake Pontchartrain from the city of New Orleans where he spent much of his childhood. Jelly Roll Morton was an important early influence on him. Early on he played at African American lumber and turpentine camps in Louisiana and Mississippi, then with the bands of Clarence Desdunes and Buddy Petit. He first went to Chicago from 1928 to 1931, where he made his first recordings. From 1931...[Read More] Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Sledge, Percy b. November 25, 1941 d. April 14, 2015 American R&B and Soul Singer. Born Percy Tyrone Sledge, he is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 pop and soul hit in 1966. It was awarded a million-selling, Gold-certified disc from the RIAA. Having previously worked as a hospital nurse in the early 1960s, he achieved his strongest success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a series of emotional soul songs. In later years, Percy received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Career Achievement Award. He was inducted...[Read More] Heavenly Gates Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
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
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
Grady, Ernest 'Sandy' b. August 14, 1927 d. April 14, 2015 Sports and Political Journalist. For more than forty-years (1957 until 2000), he covered boxing and the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles with the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Bulletin. His writing style has been compared to legendary sports columnist Red Smith. Additionally, he displayed versatility as he covered the American political landscape for many years. Following serve with the United States Navy during the closing months of World War II, he enrolled at the University of...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Land Cemetery, Little River, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA
Broderick, Linda b. June 26, 1961 d. November 5, 1989 Murder Victim. She and her husband, Dan Broderick, were murdered by his ex-wife, Betty, following an extremely bitter divorce in what became a high profile case. Dan was a college senior at Notre Dame in pre-med, when he met Elizabeth "Betty" Anne Bisceglia, a Freshman. They dated for the next three years, while Dan attended the Cornell Medical College, and were married on April 12, 1969. While into his residency, Dan decided to change careers, and enrolled in Harvard Law School, intent upon...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Plot: Olive section, near road GPS coordinates: 32.7055511, -117.1065674 (hddd.dddd)
Nimoy, Leonard b. March 26, 1931 d. February 27, 2015 American Actor. He will forever be remembered as Mr. Spock from the 'Star Trek' franchise. After serving in the Army from 1953-55, he appeared in small roles in a few films, but mostly found roles in TV series, appearing in episodes of 'Dragnet', 'Sea Hunt', 'Bonanza', 'Wagon Train', 'Rawhide', 'The Twilight Zone', 'The Untouchables', 'The Outer Limits', 'Get Smart' and 'Gunsmoke' before being spotted by 'Star Trek' creator ...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Solomon, Block 4, Space 10
Farrell, Dan b. October 31, 1930 d. April 13, 2015 Photojournalist. During a storied career that spanned five decades at the New York Daily News, he will perhaps be best remembered for capturing John F. Kennedy, Jr., ("John-John") saluting his father's casket following President John F. Kennedy's funeral mass on November 25, 1963. His iconic photograph was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize but lost to fellow photographer Bob Johnson who captured Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. Raised in Brooklyn, he began his career at the Daily...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Lennon, Cynthia b. September 10, 1939 d. April 1, 2015 Author, First wife of John Lennon. She was the former wife of musician John Lennon, and mother of Julian Lennon. She grew up in the middle-class section of Hoylake, on the Wirral Peninsula in North West England. At the age of 12, she was accepted into the Junior Art School, and was later enrolled in the Liverpool College of Art. John Lennon also attended the college; a meeting with Lennon in a calligraphy class led to their relationship. When John was performing in Hamburg with the Beatles, she...[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!
James, Jesse Woodson b. September 5, 1847 d. April 3, 1882 Western Outlaw. He was born Jesse Woodson James in Kearney, Missouri to Baptist minister Reverend Robert and Zerelda James and the younger brother of James. His father heeding a calling left for California with the intent of preaching to gold miners but contracted cholera and died. He is buried in an unmarked lost grave in Placerville. By the time Jesse was eight, his mother had remarried twice more. From the third marriage, he gained two stepbrothers and two stepsisters. As a youth, he was...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kearney, Clay County, Missouri, USA
Bangerter, Norman Howard b. January 4, 1933 d. April 14, 2015 Governor of Utah. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 13th Governor of the State of Utah from 1985 until 1993. He served with the United States Navy during the Korean War and upon his return home, he enrolled at Brigham Young University and later the University of Utah. He made a name for himself in the construction industry and launched his career in the political arena, when he was elected to and served in the Utah State Legislature from 1974 until 1984. During his tenure as...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) South Jordan Cemetery, South Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Griffin, Robert Paul b. November 6, 1923 d. April 17, 2015 US Senator, US Congressman. A member of the Republican Party, he served the State of Michigan in the United States Senate from 1967 until 1979. He served the State of Michigan's 9th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1957 until 1966. Following service with the United States Army with who he was stationed in Europe during World War II, he attained his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and commenced practicing in his native Michigan. He...[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!
Einstein, Albert b. March 14, 1879 d. April 18, 1955 Scientist, Social Reformer. Widely considered the most influential scientist of the twentieth century, he was born in Ulm, Germany and spent his youth in Munich. He showed an acute interest in science and nature from an early age, but seemed to have only a mediocre aptitude for schoolwork, with the exception of mathematics. He did manage to graduate from the Swiss National Polytechnic in Zurich, Switzerland in 1900, but did not secure recommendations from his professors because of his...[Read More] (Bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Scattered around the grounds of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Lewis, Geoffrey b. July 31, 1935 d. April 7, 2015 American Actor. Lewis, who was a versatile character actor who appeared on dozens of films and TV shows in a career that spanned five decades, will most likely be remembered for the roles he played alongside Clint Eastwood. Born in San Diego and raised in Rhode Island, he studied dramatic arts in high school before joining the Plymouth Theater in Massachusetts, where he appeared in summer stock and in several off-Broadway productions in New York City. He landed his first minor movie role in '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
McCormack, Keith b. October 19, 1940 d. April 10, 2015 Musician, Songwriter. He will be best remembered for co-penning the single "Sugar Shack" (1962), which reached number one on the Billboard Charts for "Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs" in 1963. Raised in Plainview, Texas, he was influenced at an early age by the sound of the electric guitar, as well as performers Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. McCormack (playing rhythm guitar) co-formed the instrumental music ensemble "String-A-Longs" while in high school and in 1961, they scored a number three...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Cremated remains retained by family.
Franklin, Joe b. March 9, 1926 d. January 24, 2015 Television Personality, Author. Nicknamed "The King of Nostalgia". Regarded by many as a pioneer of the television talk show format, his program "The Joe Franklin Show" ran for more than 40-years from 1950 until 1993. At one point, he earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest running talk show program. Born Joseph Fortgang, his association with the entertainment industry began during his mid teens, when he worked behind-the-scenes for such radio personalities as Al...[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!
Douglas (Smith), Donna (Doris) b. September 26, 1932 d. January 1, 2015 American Actress. Douglas, who grew up in Baton Rouge, will best be remembered for her role as Elly May Clampett in the 1960s CBS television series, 'The Beverly Hillbillies'. Born Doris Smith, she attended a Catholic High School where she was active in sports. In 1957, she was named "Miss Baton Rouge" and was later crowned "Miss New Orleans". Shortly thereafter, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting and started out as a model for toothpaste advertisements. She was featured on...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Bluff Creek Community Cemetery, Bluff Creek, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USA