Dunne, Irene b. December 20, 1898 d. September 4, 1990 Actress. Born on December 20, 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky, she was named Irene Marie Dunne. Early in life took an interest in singing and went to New York City aspiring to be a part of the Metropolitan Opera. This did not work out as she planned but she went on to Chicago where she became part of the musical "Irene." In 1929, Showman Florenz Ziegfeld, while riding in an elevator with her "discovered her" and soon after granting her an audition, featured her in the musical &...[Read More] (Bio by: Christian) Cause of death: Heart failure Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 353
Messner, Tammy Faye b. March 7, 1942 d. July 20, 2007 Television Evangelist, Entrepreneur and Talk Show Host. Former wife of evangelist Jim Bakker. Known for the famous PTL scandal and her exaggerated eye make-up. Born Tammy Faye LaValley, she was the oldest of eight children born to Pentecostal preachers Carl and Rachel Fairchild LaValley. She was introduced to religion at a young age. She attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While attending college she met Jim Bakker. In 1961 the two married. The couple would...[Read More] (Bio by: David) Waldron Cemetery, Waldron, Harper County, Kansas, USA
Swayze, Patrick b. August 18, 1952 d. September 14, 2009 Actor, Dancer. Swayze was the son of a dance instructor and an engineering drafter and one of five children. He engaged in a number of artistic pursuits starting in childhood, including dance, ice skating, acting, and gymnastics. At the age of 20, he moved to New York to train with the Harkness and Joffrey ballet schools. After appearing in Disney on Parade and the Broadway production of "Grease," he made his first film appearance in the 1979 movie "Skatetown, U.S.A." After a number of roles in...[Read More] (Bio by: countedx58) Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered over his New Mexico ranch.
New, John Dury b. August 12, 1924 d. September 25, 1944 World War II Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class in the US Marine Corps in 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Peleliu Island, Palau Islands on September 25, 1944. He was KILLED IN ACTION. His citation reads in part "When a Japanese soldier emerged from a cave in a cliff directly below an observation post and suddenly hurled a grenade into the position from which two of our men were directing mortar fire...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA Plot: Section 7-2147
Moog, Robert A. b. May 23, 1934 d. August 21, 2005 Electronic music pioneer, inventor of the Moog synthesizer. The holder of a Ph.D in Engineering Physics from Cornell University, he perfected the art of making synthesized music. Moog's analog synthesizers were used by some of the top rock bands, from the 70's trio Emerson Lake & Palmer, to Sting and the Police in the 80's and 90's. He received a Grammy Trustees Award in 1970 for his contribution to modern music, and was the holder of many other awards worldwide. (Bio by: JCFHS '38) Cause of death: Inoperable brain tumor Lou Pollack Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA Plot: Private Jewish cemetery, not open to the public
DeLeeuw (Trego), Lisa b. July 3, 1958 d. November 11, 1993 Adult Film Actress. One of the few actresses known to have died of AIDS, she was one of the more prolific stars of her time, she turned out a number of adult films (over 100) during the period from 1978 to 1987, making the transition from the bigger budget films of the 1970s to the early video boom. Born Lisa Trego in Moline, Illinois, her date of birth is listed as either February 12, 1958 or July 3, 1958, depending on the source. She began her adult film career in a number of less...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Complications of AIDS Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Fawdon, Michele b. December 15, 1947 d. May 23, 2011 Actress. She shall be remembered for her long career on Australian television. Raised in the London suburbs she had stage ambitions from an early age and at 12 entered the Bush Davies Theatrical School in Sussex. Moving to Australia she made her silver screen bow in 1971's "Stockade" and received her first major notice as Mary Magdalene in a 1972 stage production of "Jesus Christ Superstar". Over the years she earned praise in "Matlock Police" from the early 1970s and "A Country Practice" which...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Penn, Chris b. October 10, 1965 d. January 24, 2006 Actor. He was the brother of actor Sean Penn and musician Michael Penn, as well as the son of director Leo Penn. Born in Los Angeles in 1965, Penn started acting at the age of 12 at the Loft Studio. In 1983, he made his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's youth drama Rumble Fish. In 1983 he had a small role in the high school football drama All the Right Moves starring Tom Cruise, appeared in the hit dance...[Read More] Cause of death: Enlarged heart and the effects of the accidental mix of multiple medications Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Tier 54, Sec CC, grave 19
Belushi, John [cenotaph] b. January 24, 1949 d. March 5, 1982 Actor. Comedian. Born John Adam Belushi in Chicago to Albanian immigrant parents. As a boy, his family moved to Wheaton, where John played on the high school football team and was homecoming king. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater where he co-founded an acting troupe. Belushi then auditioned for and won a spot with Chicago's famous Second City ensemble. In 1973 John moved to New York City and landed a role off-Broadway in National Lampoon's "Lemmings". The part led to a job...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Overdose of cocaine and heroin Elmwood Cemetery and Mausoleum, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Howard, Eddy b. September 12, 1914 d. May 23, 1963 Singer. He first went to San Jose State Medical School in hopes of following his father's profession but developed an interest in music after doing part-time work as a singer on a local radio station. His first big break came in 1933 when he landed a job as a trombonist with the Dick Jurgens Band, but it was his singing that saved his job. In 1941 he began leading his own band, went solo during the war and then reorganized his orchestra afterward. Two of his songs were No. 1 on the charts for...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Coons) Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA Plot: B-16, Grave 9
Hyams, Leila b. May 1, 1905 d. December 4, 1977 Actress. She was in over 50 movies during a brief 10 year run in films from the mid 1920s to mid 1930s. Her most famous role was as the beautiful compassionate 'Venus' in the cult film "Freaks." Other memorable films in which she appeared include the 1932 Jean Harlow starring "Red Headed Woman" and "Island of Lost Souls" in 1933. Leila's parents, John Hyams and Leila McIntyre, were vaudevillians, so it was natural that...[Read More] (Bio by: Kelt Smith) Cremated, Ashes scattered
Brinkman, Paul b. April 10, 1918 d. October 1, 2003 Actor. Born in San Francisco, California, he was a contract performer for Warner and Columbia Studios under the name of Paul Brooks when he made his big screen debut in "The Dough Girls" (1944). His other film credits include "Those Endearing Young Charms" (1945), plus many short reel features such as "Double Honeymoon" (1945), "What, No Cigarettes" (1945) and "Roaring City" (1951). After he married actress Jeanne Crain in December 1945, he retired from acting in 1951, then became a successful...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA Plot: Central Block N, Grave 101