Lazarus, Mell b. May 3, 1927 d. May 24, 2016 Cartoonist, Author. Best remembered for creating the comic strips "Miss Peach" and "Momma". Following high school, he began his career as a collaboration with Al Capp on the comic strip "Li'l Abner" and in 1957, he launched his first solo effort "Miss Peach", which ran in syndication nationwide for forty-five years. In 1963, he penned his first novel "The Boss Is Crazy, Too" and in 1970, he launched the "Momma" comic strip which ran until his death. Lazarus received numerous honors including...[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!
Korman, Harvey Herschel b. February 15, 1927 d. May 29, 2008 Actor, Comedian. Born the son of Ellen Belcher and Cyril Korman in Chicago, Illinois. He started acting in school plays in kindergarten and made his professional debut at age 12 on a local radio station. He left college at the outbreak of WWII for service in the United States Navy. After being discharged he studied at the Goodman School of Drama at the Chicago Art Institute. Following graduation he tried his luck on Broadway and attempted to launch a nightclub act as half of a comedy duo but...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
McGavock, Caroline Elizabeth 'Carrie' b. September 9, 1829 d. February 22, 1905 American folk figure. Revered in her lifetime for her devotion to the almost 1500 Confederate war dead buried on her Tennessee plantation, her celebrity during the Victorian era inspired Oscar Wilde to express a wish "to meet the Widow McGavock, high priestess of the temple of dead boys" during his 1882 American tour. Born Caroline Elizabeth Winder in Natchez, Mississippi, to planter Van P. Winder and the former Martha Anne Grundy, a daughter of noted Tennessee legislator Felix Grundy...[Read More] (Bio by: Nikita Barlow) McGavock Family Cemetery, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Mc Gavock Family Plot
Safer, Morley b. November 8, 1931 d. May 19, 2016 Television Journalist. Canadian and American reporter and correspondent for CBS News. He was best known for his long tenure on the newsmagazine 60 Minutes, the cast of which he joined in December 1970, during the third season of the series. He began his journalism career as a reporter for various newspapers in Canada (Woodstock Sentinel-Review, London Free Press, and Toronto Telegram) and England (Reuters and Oxford Mail). Later, he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as 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!
Murphy, Audie b. June 20, 1924 d. May 28, 1971 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Probably the most famous American field combat soldier to emerge from World War II. Served in Europe in the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant of Company B 1 5th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Holtzwihr, France, on January 26, 1945. His Citation reads: “2nd Lt. Murphy commanded Company B, which was attacked by 6 tanks and waves of infantry. 2nd Lt. Murphy ordered his men to withdraw to...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Cause of death: Plane accident Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 46 Lot 366-11 Grid O/P-22.5
Hopper, Dennis b. May 17, 1936 d. May 29, 2010 Actor, Director. He was considered one of Hollywood's most outspoken and versatile actors. He appeared in over 150 motion pictures during his lifetime, working as both an actor and film director, in a career that spanned over five decades. Known in the motion picture industry for his anti-establishment reputation, he was nominated for two Academy Awards during his professional career. His first Oscar nomination came for his work in the 1969 motion picture "Easy Rider" which he wrote, co-starred...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Jesus Nazareno Cemetery, Ranchos de Taos, Taos County, New Mexico, USA
Prince (Nelson) (Prince Rogers) b. June 7, 1958 d. April 21, 2016 American Singer, Songwriter and Actor. Known professionally as 'Prince', whose music combined elements of rock, rhythm and blues, soul and funk, among other genres, sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. In 1978, he released his debut album, 'For You', which was followed by '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald b. May 29, 1917 d. November 22, 1963 35th President of the United States, US Senator, US Congressman, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author. He was the older brother of US Attorney General and US Senator Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy and US Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy. He was the youngest elected US President and to date, the only Catholic to hold the office. The second son of wealthy businessman Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, he was born into a life of privilege but suffered from a variety of health...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 45 Grid U-35 GPS coordinates: 38.8815498, -77.0714569 (hddd.dddd)
Pickford, Mary b. April 8, 1892 d. May 29, 1979 Legendary Actress. Born Gladys Louise Smith on April 8, 1892 in Toronto Canada. The eldest of three children, Mary was devoted to her mother, Charlotte, who was left alone to raise the children when Mary's father died in a work related accident. Mary was four years old. When the family moved to America, Mary helped support the family by working as a child actress in the theatre. She then introduced herself to the movie producer David Belasco who put her to work and changed her name to Mary...[Read More] (Bio by: Marta Monk) Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Memory, east wall, large white sarcophagus
Hope, Bob (Leslie Townes) b. May 29, 1903 d. July 27, 2003 Comedian, Actor, Entertainer. Legendary comic performer whose career spanned from the 1930s to the 1990s. One of the most beloved in American History, he has earned over 2,000 awards and honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2 honorary Oscars, 2 Emmys, the National Medal of Arts (received from President Bill Clinton), 58 honorary degrees, and was knighted (honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II. He has four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, more...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Pneumonia Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Bob Hope Memorial Gardens, on the ground of the San Fernando Mission
Young, Alan (Angus) b. November 19, 1919 d. May 19, 2016 Actor. Born Angus Young, he was a versatile actor whose most famous role was of Wilbur Post in the television show "Mister Ed" from 1961 to 1966. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy. He began his career in entertainment soon after. He started in radio in Canada and then moved to the United States with "The Alan Young Show" on NBC in 1946. He later switched to ABC, but came back to NBC. His film career started in 1946 with his role in "Margie" and three years...[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!
Howland, Beth b. May 28, 1941 d. December 31, 2015 American Actress. Howland will best be remembered for her role as Vera Louise Gorman on the CBS sitcom 'Alice' during the 1970s and '80s. As a child she studied dance and after graduating from high school at 16, she headed to New York where she landed roles on stage in such Broadway productions as 'Once Upon a Mattress', 'Bye Bye Birdie', 'Your Own Thing' and 'Company'. She also appeared as a dancer in the 1959 film 'Li’l Abner'. After being cast on an episode of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Kwouk, Burt b. July 18, 1930 d. May 24, 2016 Actor. He will be remembered for playing 'Cato', 'Inspector Clouseau's' man servant in the "Pink Panther" film series. Born in England, to Chinese parents, he was raised in China, but moved to the United States at the age of seventeen, prior to his family losing their fortune during the Chinese revolution in 1949. After studying at Bowdoin College in Maine, he focussed on a career as an actor and returned to England, where he began in television. He experienced his breakthrough role as 'Li' in...[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!
Brice, Fanny b. October 29, 1891 d. May 29, 1951 Entertainer. Born Fannie Borach, the daughter of saloon proprietors, she began entertaining at an early age, as she sang to patrons at her parent's establishment. She had a knack for pulling pranks and a desire to have a career in show business. Brice (whom took the last name of a family friend) left school prior to turning fourteen and entered numerous amateur contests as a singer. She was good enough to earn a steady income averaging thirty dollars per week in prize money and her career...[Read More] Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Behind the Garden of Serenity GPS coordinates: 34.0581093, -118.4405518 (hddd.dddd)
Barrymore (Blythe), John Sidney b. February 15, 1882 d. May 29, 1942 Actor. He made his stage debut at the age of 18 in one of his father's productions, but he really wanted to be an artist. Educated at Kings College, Wimbledon, and New York's Art Student League, he worked at the New York Evening Journal doing sketches. By 1905, he had given up being an artist and toured the country doing plays. He became a major Broadway star in "The Fortune Hunter" in 1909. His debut on the screen came in 1914 in "An American Citizen" and his good looks and remarkable talent...[Read More] (Bio by: Marta Monk) Cause of death: Heart failure Mount Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Greenlease Jr., Robert Cosgrove 'Bobby' b. February 3, 1947 d. September 28, 1953 On September 28, 1953, 6 year old Bobby Greenlease Jr. was attending Notre Dame de Sion, a private elemetary school at 3823 Locust Avenue in Kansas City, MO. At approximately 11:00am, a woman named Bonnie Heady came to the school and told a nun there she was Bobby's aunt, and that Bobby's mother had suffered a heart attack while shopping on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City MO. The nun released Bobby to Bonnie Heady, and together they left the school in a Toedman Cab, and went to the Katz...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Walker) Cause of death: Murdered, gunshot to head Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Plot: Abbey Mausoleum, walk in the front door, straight to the very back room with the window, on the left
Clark, Jim 'The Flying Scot' b. March 4, 1936 d. April 7, 1968 World renowned race driver. Clark was a two-time Formula One Grand Prix champion in 1963and 1965. He was also a five-time veteran of the Indianapolis 500. He finished second in his first 500 in 1963. He won the pole position and had a big lead during the 1964 race, but was a victim of a mechanical failure. He won the 1965 classic and again finished second in 1966. (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Cause of death: Racing accident Chirnside Parish Church Cemetery, Chirnside, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Mosby, Col. John Singleton b. December 6, 1833 d. May 30, 1916 American Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Nicknamed "The Gray Ghost' he achieved the rank of colonel in the Confederate Army and served as a cavalry battalion commander. His command, the 43rd Battalion, 1st Virginia Cavalry, known as Mosby's Rangers or Mosby's Raiders, was a partisan ranger unit noted for its lightning quick raids and its ability to elude Union Army pursuers and disappear, blending in with local farmers and townsmen. His father was descended from English settlers who came to...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA Plot: Take your first right after turning in the gate. Grave is on the left near the Confederate Memorial
Costello, Lou (Louis Francis Cristillo) b. March 6, 1906 d. March 3, 1959 Actor, Comedian. He is best remembered for his partnership with Bud Abbott. Currently, he and Bud Abbott are the only non-sports figures honored in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, for their famous "Who's on First" routine. He tried to mention his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey, in virtually every television show and movie. Born Louis Francis Cristillo in Paterson, he began work at MGM and Warner...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Heart Attack Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 354 GPS coordinates: 34.0285301, -118.1780396 (hddd.dddd)