Patton, Gen. George Smith b. November 11, 1885 d. December 21, 1945 United States World War II Army General. He was born at Lake Vineyard Ranch what is now San Marino, California. In 1904, he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York following in the military fashion of the Patton family. After graduation, he was assigned to the Cavalry as an aid to General John "Black Jack" Pershing, who at that time was pursuing the Mexican bandit General Pancho Villa. During World War I he saw service in France as part of the United States Army Tank...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul S.) Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Mobley, Mary Ann b. February 17, 1939 d. December 9, 2014 Former Miss America, Actress. Mobley was crowned Miss America 1959, the first Mississippian to achieve this honor. After fufilling her duties as Miss America 1959, she embarked on a career in both film and television. In 1963, she made her first television appearance on 'Burke's Law'. In a career spanning four decades, among TV shows she appeared in were 'The Virginian', 'Perry Mason', 'Mission: Impossible', 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.', 'General Hospital', 'Designing Women', 'Ironside', 'Falcon...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Parkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi, USA Plot: Garden of Memories, Lot 139, Space 12
Dennis, Roy Lee 'Rocky' b. December 4, 1961 d. October 4, 1978 Medical Curiosity Victim. Born with the rare disease, craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, which causes the calcium to accumulate on the skull and makes the head grow to twice its normal size, Rocky showed a remarkable display of courage in the face of inevitable death. The movie "Mask" (1985) was made about him, with Eric Stoltz playing the role of the teenaged Rocky, and Cher playing the role of his mother, Rusty. Rocky was the son of Roy Dennis and Florence "Rusty" Tullis. Rocky was the second...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Craniodiaphyseal dysplasia Donated to medical science, Body donated to UCLA medical research.
Ellen (Rohe), Vera (Vera-Ellen Westmeyer) b. February 16, 1921 d. August 30, 1981 Actress, Dancer. She is best remembered for her role of 'Judy Haynes' in the movie, "White Christmas" (1954), playing opposite fellow actors Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. Born Vera-Ellen Westmeyer Rohe in Norwood, Ohio, she began dancing at the age of ten, and within a few years, became one of the youngest Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and a Broadway dancer. In 1945, she was spotted by film producer Samuel Goldwyn and invited to Hollywood, where she was...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Cancer Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Roselawn section, B188
Long, Richard McCord b. December 17, 1927 d. December 21, 1974 Actor. Fondly remembered for his role of 'Professor Harold Everett' on the popular 1970s TV comedy "Nanny and the Professor." He appeared in numerous films and classic television series, the latter including "The Twilight Zone," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Bonanza," "The Big Valley," and "Love American Style," to name a few. He was married for a time to actress Suzan Ball (she died of cancer only a...[Read More] (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart attack Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Wilson, Carl b. December 21, 1946 d. February 6, 1998 Rock Musician, Vocalist, and Producer. He is best remembered as a founding member, lead guitarist, and occasional lead vocalist of classic California-based rock group The Beach Boys. He was the youngest brother of fellow Beach Boys Dennis and Brian Wilson and cousin of Beach Boy's Mike Love. Born Carl Dean Wilson, as a young boy he practiced harmony vocals under the guidance of his older brother Brian, who often sang in the family music room with his mother and brothers. He learned to play the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Lung / Brain Cancer Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section D, near Minnie Riperton GPS coordinates: 34.0584717, -118.4407578 (hddd.dddd)
Williams, Robin b. July 21, 1951 d. August 11, 2014 Actor, Comedian. Born Robin McLaurin Williams in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, he was the son of a wealthy automotive company 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, New York. In between Claremont and Juilliard, he attended the College of Marin for theatre. In 1978...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
Henley, Larry b. June 29, 1937 d. December 18, 2014 Songwriter. He was a talented lyricist-composer, best known for co-writing with Jeff Silbar the international Grammy song of the year winning hit, “Wind Beneath My Wings” (1988). Before turning to songwriting, he was the falsetto singer with the trio “The Newbeats”, which had the novelty Top-10 hit, “Bread and Butter” (1964). Through the mid to late 1960s, the group toured with many name artist of the era to include “Gerry & the Pacemakers”, “Kinks”, “Dave Clark Five”, “Supremes”, “Marvin Gaye”...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
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.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Morgan, Dennis b. December 20, 1908 d. September 7, 1994 Popular American motion picture actor and singer. After graduation from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Stanley Morner moved to Chicago where he studied opera and appeared at theaters and supper clubs. In 1939, he signed a contract with Warner Brothers where his name was changed to Dennis Morgan. He played opposite Ginger Rogers in "Kitty Foyle" (1940) for which Rogers won an Oscar and Morgan received the New York...[Read More] (Bio by: Fran) Cause of death: Respiratory Failure Oakhill Cemetery, Oakhurst, Madera County, California, USA
Adams, Tom b. September 3, 1938 d. December 11, 2014 Actor. He will probably be best remembered by movie audiences for playing 'Dai Nimmo' in the star-studded action picture "The Great Escape" (1963). A period of performances on stage which included Shakespearean productions led to his debut on British television during the early 1960s. He would go on to have credits in such TV programs as "The Avengers", "Spy Trap", "Doctor Who" and "Lovejoy". Adams died from cancer. (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!
Weatherwax, Ken b. September 29, 1955 d. December 7, 2014 American Actor. Weatherwax will best remembered for playing Pugsley Addams on the original 'The Addams Family' television series during the 1960s. He came from a theatrical family; his aunt was Ruby Keeler, his brother Joey Viera, is an actor who played Porky on the first three seasons of 'Lassie'. Weatherwax got his start in show biz in Gleem Toothpaste commercials as a child called Chester and had a role on 'Wagon Train'...[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!
Zappa, Frank b. December 21, 1940 d. December 4, 1993 Musician. Widely hailed as one of the most inventive and provocative musicans of his time, his work was characterized by his satiric, often deviant lyrics and his use of advanced musical forms not usually found in rock music, as well as his exceptional guitar technique. His band, The Mothers of Invention (which was essentially an extension of his own creativity rather than a collaborative group) released their first album, "Freak Out," in 1966. Zappa and the Mothers' output in the succeeding...[Read More] (Bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) Cause of death: Prostate cancer Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section D, #100 [unmarked] GPS coordinates: 34.0582314, -118.4415970 (hddd.dddd)
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
Patton IV., Gen. George Smith b. December 24, 1924 d. June 27, 2004 United States Army General. He was the son of famed World War II General George S. Patton Jr. He was in his last year at West Point when his father died after a traffic accident in Germany in December 1945. He served in the Korean War and as a Colonel, he commanded the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam. For his three Vietnam tours, he was awarded the Purple Heart and twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the second-highest decoration for bravery in combat. As a Major General in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 34, Lot 784
Caesar, Sid b. September 8, 1922 d. February 12, 2014 Entertainer. He was best known for the highly-popular TV series "Your Show of Shows". Born Isaac Sidney Caesar into a Jewish family, his father was the proprietor of a luncheonette, Sid became a master of dialect as a child and was exceptional in mimicking many languages including Italian, Russian, Polish and Spanish. While in high school, he earned wages playing the saxophone in a small band at weddings. He focused fully on music and after graduation, he moved to New York City, where he...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA