Goscinny, Rene b. August 14, 1926 d. November 5, 1977 Cartoonist and illustrator. Born in Paris, France in 1926, to a family of Jewish immigrants from Poland, his parents were Stanisław Simkha Gościnny, a chemical engineer from Warsaw, Poland, and Anna (Hanna) Bereśniak-Gościnna from Chodorków, a small village near Żytomierz in the Second Polish Republic, now Ukraine. The Gościnnys moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, two years after René's birth, because of a chemical engineer post Stanisław had obtained there...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Cimetière Caucade, Nice, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Plot: Carré 2.
Jaubert, Maurice b. January 3, 1900 d. June 19, 1940 Composer, Conductor. France's outstanding creator of film music during the 1930s, his contributions helped define the "poetic realism" movement of French cinema. He wrote lyrical scores for such classics as Jean Vigo's "Zéro de conduite" ("Zero For Conduct", 1933) and "L'Atalante" (1934), René Clair's "14 juillet" ("July 14", 1933) and "Le Dernier Milliardaire" ("The Last Billionaire", 1934), Julien Duvivier's "Un carnet de bal" ("Life Dances On", 1937) and "La Fin du jour" ("The End of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Cimetière Caucade, Nice, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Mackay, John Frederick b. July 21, 1873 d. January 9, 1930 Second Boer War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He was a Scotsman serving as a Corporal in the 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, British Army. On May 29, 1900, in actions at Crow's Nest Hill, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Corporal Mackay was attending to the wounded, and giving them every help in his power, in spite of being far from any cover and within a short range of the Boers. He also carried one man from the open ground to shelter, under a very heavy enemy fire. For he was awarded the on...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cimetière Caucade, Nice, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France