Barsi, Judith Eva b. June 6, 1978 d. July 25, 1988 Child Actress, Murder Victim. Born Judith Eva Barsi, the only child to Jozsef and Maria Benko Barsi, Hungarian immigrants who had fled their homeland during the 1956 Hungarian uprising against the Soviet occupation. They immigrated to the United States, and settled in Los Angeles, California shortly before the birth of their daughter. Her father soon found work as a plumber, but by 1983 had begun to drink heavily and skip work. Jozsef would refuse to let his wife work, so for a while, the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Murdered Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sheltering Hills, Lot 5049, Space 2, next to her mother Maria
Benchley, Peter Bradford b. May 8, 1940 d. February 11, 2006 Author. He wrote numerous novels of which some ("Beast," "The Island," "The Deep") became major motion pictures or made-for-television films, but it was his 1974 novel "Jaws" and its subsequent blockbuster film which scared millions world-wide into staying out of the water. He had since become a leading advocate for shark conservation, encouraging the protection of the great white shark that was the villain in his book. (Bio by: Brian Macdonald) Cause of death: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Prospect Hill Cemetery, Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Milk Street section, grave 1146
Hamilton, Murray b. March 24, 1923 d. September 1, 1986 Actor. Born in Washington, North Carolina, he was a familiar character actor in theatre, films and television. In the 1940s, he began his career performing on the New York stages and was later nominated for a Tony Award. He made his film debut in "Reckless Age" (1944), followed my a supporting role in "Bright Victory" (1951). Some of his most notable screen performances were in "The Spirit of St. Louis" (1957), "The FBI Story" (1959), "The Hustler" (1961), "The Graduate" (1967), "Jaws" (1975)...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina, USA
Kingsbury, Craig Johnstone b. October 10, 1912 d. August 30, 2002 Actor. Played the role of fisheman Ben Gardener in the movie "Jaws". It was this character whose head pops out of the boat. (Bio by: Erik Lander) Cremated, Other, Ashes buried on his farm in Vineyard Haven under a mimosa tree next to the ashes of his wife.
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
Scheider, Roy Richard b. November 10, 1932 d. February 10, 2008 Actor. Born the son of Anna Crosson and Roy Bernhard Scheider in Orange, New Jersey. He attended Rutgers and Franklin and Marshall College from which he was graduated with a history major. He earned his distinctive broken nose in the New Jersey Diamond Gloves Boxing Competition. After military service, he debuted with the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1961. He then appeared in a pair of television soap operas before making his film debut in 1963's 'Curse of the Living Corpse.' After a...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cremated
Shaw, Robert b. August 9, 1927 d. August 28, 1978 Actor. Born Robert Archibald Shaw in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, one of five children of Thomas and Doreen Shaw. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London making his stage debut at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. He made an uncredited screen debut in the Alec Guinness vehicle, The Lavender Hill Mob in 1951. His first notable film appearance was From Russia with Love in 1964. He also appeared in such films as A Man for All Seasons in 1966 for which...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Heart attack Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered near his home in Ireland