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) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Rainbow, Chris b. November 18, 1946 d. February 25, 2015 Musician and Singer. Born Christopher Harley, he will best be remembered as the lead singer for The Alan Parsons Project. In the early 1970s, he was involved in a band called Hopestreet, before recording his first album as Chris Rainbow. He released three solo albums, 'Home of the Brave' (1975), 'Looking Over My Shoulder' (1977) and 'White Trails' (1979), before joining The Alan Parsons Project, starting on their 1979 'Eve' album through to their 1987 album 'Gaudi'. During his time with The...[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!
Mason, Anthony b. December 14, 1966 d. February 28, 2015 Professional Basketball Player. For thirteen seasons (1989 to 1998 and 1999 to 2003), he played at the small-forward, power-forward and center positions in the National Basketball Association with the New Jersey Nets, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks. Born Anthony George Douglas Mason, he was raised in New York, where he attended Springfield Gardens High School. He played collegiate basketball at Tennessee State University, prior to being...[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!
Abbott, Darrell 'Dimebag Darrell' b. August 20, 1966 d. December 8, 2004 Rock Musician. A native of Dallas, Texas, he was the lead guitarist for the influential heavy metal group "Pantera". The band, popular from it's beginning in 1982 up through the 2000s, released several albums over their more than 20 year career, and had signature songs such as "Mouth For War", "Walk", "This Love", and "Cemetery Gates". After the breakup of that band, Abbott joined the heavy metal group "Damageplan", which gained a following largely due to his musical notoriety from his Pantera...[Read More] Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA Plot: Lakeside Estates, family plot
Franklin, Bonnie b. January 6, 1944 d. March 1, 2013 Actress. She will be best remembered for playing Ann Romano Royer in the TV series "One Day at a Time" (1975 to 1984). Born in Los Angeles, the daughter of an investment banker, she took to entertaining at an early age and trained as a tap dancer during her youth. This led to a performance on the TV program "The Colgate Comedy Hour" and her initial acting role with a minor part in the Alfred Hitchcock TV-movie "The Wrong Man" (1956). After accumulating numerous television guest spots she began...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Rebello, Chris b. August 8, 1963 d. November 30, 2000 Child Actor. Born in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, he was eleven when he won the part of Mike Brody, son of the police chief played by Roy Scheider, when the film "Jaws" was made on the island in 1974. It was to be his only screen appearance. He graduated from Martha's Vineyard Regional High School in 1981 where he had excelled in varsity football, baseball, and basketball. He returned to his high school as a coach, working with the football program, leading his team to a place in the...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Heart attack Sacred Heart Cemetery, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA
Kelley, DeForest b. January 20, 1920 d. June 11, 1999 Actor. He is best remembered for his role of ‘Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy' on the "Star Trek" series of movies and television shows. His often quoted diagnosis, "He's dead, Jim" became an icon of the Star Trek shows. Born Jackson DeForest Kelley in Taccoa, Georgia, he was inspired to try acting during a visit to his uncle in Long Beach, California. The two-week stay became a year long, and upon returning to his parents in Atlanta, he announced that he was returning to California to become an...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Stomach cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean
Varga, Magda b. January 22, 1922 d. February 24, 2015 Opera Singer. A mezzo soprano who had a long career in her native land, she shall be remembered for her portrayals of the title 'cigarette girl' in Georges Bizet's "Carmen". The child of a minister, she was raised in the Budapest suburbs, was educated as a teacher, and practiced that profession while taking private voice lessons. After joining the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble in 1950, she spent the years 1951 thru 1956 with the Hungarian State Opera, bowing as Queen Gertrude from Ferenc Erkel'...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Farkasreti Cemetery, Budapest, Budapest Capital District, Hungary
Gore (Goldstein), Lesley (Lesley Sue) b. May 2, 1946 d. February 16, 2015 American Singer, Songwriter and Actress. Born Lesley Sue Goldstein, she was discovered by Quincy Jones as a teenager and signed to Mercury Records. In 1963 at age 16, she topped the charts with her song about teenage heartbreak, "It's My Party" which raced to No. 1 on the charts, was nominated for a Grammy and sold more than 1 million copies. She followed that up with such hits as "Judy's Turn to Cry", "That’s the Way Boys Are", "She’s a Fool", "Maybe I Know", "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows"...[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!
Coogan, Jackie (John Leslie) b. October 26, 1914 d. March 1, 1984 Silent Movie, Screen, Stage and Television Actor. Child star Jackie Coogan was born John Leslie Coogan Jr. on October 26th, 1914, in Los Angeles, California, to a show business family where his father, John H. Coogan, was a dancer and his mother, Lillian Dolliver, had been a child star on the stage. Shortly after Jackie's birth the Coogans moved to New York and it was there that Jackie made his first real appearance in the theater, at the age of four. At age five he began touring with his...[Read More] (Bio by: Debbie) Cause of death: Heart ailment Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: F, T56, 47
Glenn, Rhonda b. May 6, 1946 d. February 12, 2015 Sportscaster. She was a pioneer in sport broadcasting and television’s first female anchor person. Two years after ESPN launched Sportscenter in 1979, Glenn at the age of 34, made history as the first fulltime female sportscaster for a national television network. She started working in television in 1969, as a sportscaster on local TV in Norfolk, Virginia and was a women’s golf analyst for ABC Sports before joining ESPN in 1981. She was also a golf commentator for ABC, (1978-94) and manager of...[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!
Lindbergh Jr., Charles b. June 22, 1930 d. March 1, 1932 Kidnapping, Murder Victim. His death resulted in the enactment of the "Lindbergh Law," which made kidnapping a federal felony offense. The press nicknamed him the "Eaglet." First born child of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, he was kidnapped from his second floor bedroom the evening of March 1, 1932, between the hours of 8:00pm and 10:00pm. Police were immediately notified, and a crude wooden ladder was found leading up to the nursery window outside the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in the Atlantic Ocean
Fairchild, Olive Ann b. 1838 d. March 20, 1903 Indian Captive. Olive and her family headed alone for California in 1850. They were attacked by Indians on the Gila River in Arizona in February of 1852, and Olive and her sister Mary were captured. The girls served as slaves for a year and were later sold to a Mojave chief who lived near Needles, California. Mary died of starvation and abuse. By 1855, the army began negotiations for Olive and she was ransomed near Fort Yuma, Arizona, and allowed to rejoin her only surviving relative, her...[Read More] West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, USA Plot: 2nd Addition, Block 9, Lot 4, Space 2
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
Fairchild, June b. September 3, 1946 d. February 17, 2015 Actress. Born June Edna Wilson, she will best be remembered for her iconic Ajax snorting scene in Cheech and Chong’s 1978 comedy 'Up in Smoke'. A prom queen from Manhattan Beach, California, she had a promising movie career in the late 1960s and early 70s, appearing in such films as 'Where Angels Go Trouble Follows' (1968), 'Head' (1968), 'Drive, He Said' (1971), 'Pretty Maids All in a Row' (1971), 'Top of the Heap' (1972), 'Thunderbolt and Lightfoot' (1974), 'The Student Body' (1976) and '...[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!
Niven, David (James David Graham) b. March 1, 1910 d. July 29, 1983 Actor, Producer. Most remembered for his dapper English roles in such films as the Pink Panther series, "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1956), and numerous other films, he won the Academy Award for Best Male Performance for his role in "Separate Tables" (1958). Born in London, England, the son of a British Army Captain who was killed at Gallipoli in 1915, he attended Stowe School and Sandhurst Military Academy, where he was commissioned and served two years with the Highland Light Infantry...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Chateau D'Oex Cemetery, Chateau D'Oex, Vaud, Switzerland
King, Jim b. August 27, 1932 d. February 23, 2015 Major League Baseball Player. For eleven seasons (1955 to 1958 and 1961 to 1967), he played at the outfielder position with the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians. Born James Hubert King, he secured the starting right field position with the Cubs and marked his Major League debut on April 17, 1955. In 1960, King earned MVP honors while playing with Toronto of the International League. While with the Senators in...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Mount Olive Cemetery, Elkins, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Wild, Jack b. September 30, 1952 d. March 1, 2006 Actor. Best known as the teenage Artful Dodger in the 1968 film "Oliver!" for which he received and Oscar nomination. Wild also was known to a generation of children as the hero of "H.R. Pufnstuf," a psychedelic TV series about a boy stranded on a fantastical island with a talking flute, a friendly dragon and eerie, chatty trees. A feature film, "Pufnstuf," was released in 1970. He became a teen music idol, releasing three albums "The Jack Wild Album," "Everything's Coming up Roses" and "...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Moody) Toddington Parish Cemetery, Toddington, Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority, Bedfordshire, England Plot: New section
Kyle, Chris (Christopher Scott) b. April 8, 1974 d. February 2, 2013 Military Figure, Author. He is best remembered for his autobiographical book "American Sniper," a New York Times bestseller that described his military career as a US Navy SEAL sniper. His father was a Sunday school teacher and church deacon who taught him how to hunt and shoot at a young age. After graduating from high school he became a professional bronco rodeo rider but quit after severely injuring his arm. After his arm healed he decided to join the military and signed with the US Navy to...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Plot: Section:Statesmans' Meadow, Section 2 (G) Row:A Number:10
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