Belushi, John A. [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
Belushi, John A. 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 Chilmark Cemetery, Chilmark, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: At the entrance of the cemetery.
Farley, Chris (Christopher Crosby) b. February 15, 1964 d. December 18, 1997 Actor, Comedian. Known for his loud, energetic comedic style, he was a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" between 1990 and 1995. One of five children, his father owned an oil company and he attended numerous Catholic schools in his hometown. He gained a reputation of being a class clown and following high school, he attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated in 1986 with a focus in communications and theater. After working with his father at...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Drug overdose, heart attack Resurrection Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA GPS coordinates: 43.0675201, -89.4336395 (hddd.dddd)
Hartman, Phil b. September 24, 1948 d. May 28, 1998 Actor, Comedian, Artist. Born Philip Edward Hartmann in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, he was one of eight children. He grew up in Connecticut and Southern California and described himself as a class clown. He joined the comedy group "The Groundlings" in 1975. Hartman's co-wrote the feature film "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" in 1978 for fellow Groundling, Paul Reubens. Hartman also worked as a graphic artist, designing album covers for Poco's 1978 album "Legend", three albums by the band America, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Homicide Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes Scattered over Santa Catalina's Emerald Bay, California
Hooks, Jan b. April 23, 1957 d. October 9, 2014 Actress and Comedienne. Hooks, who began her career as a member of the Los Angeles-based comedy troupe The Groundlings, first appeared on television playing various characters on 'The Bill Tush Show' in 1978 and in the early 1980s, she landed a role on the HBO comedy series 'Not Necessarily the News' for two seasons. She had minor roles in the films 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure' (1985), 'Wildcats' (1986)), Funland' (1987) and 'Batman Returns' (1992), before being chosen to join the cast of NBC's '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Northview Cemetery, Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia, USA GPS coordinates: 34.0138931, -85.2248077 (hddd.dddd)
O'Donoghue, Michael Henry b. January 5, 1940 d. November 8, 1994 Writer, Comedian. O'Donoghue, known as "Mr. Mike," was a writer for "Saturday Night Live" off and on from the show's beginning in 1975 until the mid 1980's. He appeared in the show's very first sketch with John Belushi. He was best known on SNL for his recurring skit "Mr. Mike's Least-Loved Bedtime Tales," his dark and disturbing parodies of children's stories, and his impressions of various celebrities having steel needles driven into their eyes. He also wrote the screen play for the film "...[Read More] (Bio by: Jennifer M.) Cremated, Ashes scattered
Pardo, Don (Dominick George) b. February 22, 1918 d. August 18, 2014 Announcer, Voice Actor. In a career that spanned eight decades, he will best be remembered as the voice of 'Saturday Night Live'. Born Dominick George Pardo, he acted in high school productions and won the Newton Perkins Prize for public speaking in his senior year. He attended Bostonís Emerson College, hoping to become an actor but decided on radio instead. As a member of the 20th Century Players, he performed regularly on local radio station WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, an affiliate of...[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!
Radner, Gilda b. June 28, 1946 d. May 20, 1989 Actress, Comedienne. She gained wide fame in the mid-1970s as an original cast member of television's hit comedy series, "Saturday Night Live" (SNL). Born Gilda Susan Radner in Detroit, Michigan, to Henrietta Dworkin Radner, a legal secretary, and Herman Radner, a businessman who operated Detroit's Seville Hotel, where many nightclub performers and actors stayed when performing in the city. Radner attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, dropping out in her senior year to follow her...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Ovarian cancer Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Just to the right of the center of the cemetery, near a small ornamental tree and in front of a small shrub surrounded by a small circle of stones.
Rocket (Claverie), Charles b. August 24, 1949 d. October 7, 2005 Actor, he is best remembered for his role on the popular television series, "Saturday Night Live" during the 1980-1981 season. Born Charles Claverie in Bangor, Maine, he attended the Rhode Island School of Design in the late 1960s, and made several short films, and played with his band, "the Fabulous Motels." During the 1970s, he anchored the local news for Channel 12, WPRI, in Rhode Island. He made is network debut on the television series "Saturday Night Live," noted for introducing many...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Suicide Cremated, Ashes scattered
Vance, Danitra b. July 13, 1959 d. August 21, 1994 American motion picture and television actress of the 1980s and 90s. Best known as being a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" in the mid-1980s. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Breast Cancer Body donated to medical science, College of Medicine at Chicago University