Adams, Ted b. March 17, 1890 d. September 24, 1973 Actor. Born in a theatre dressing room, his parents were vaudeville performers and he performed on the stage before coming to films in his mid 30s. He made his screen debut in "Road Agent" (1926) and went on to be a featured character in mostly western films. In addition to being a regular in "Hop-Along Cassidy" and "The Lone Ranger" serials, his credits included "Under Texas Skies" (1930), "Holt of the Secret Service" (1941), "Daredevils of the West" (1943), "Stagecoach to Denver" (1946) "King...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Anderson, Gilbert M. 'Bronco Billy' b. March 21, 1882 d. January 20, 1971 Actor. He began his career at age 18, as a stage perform in vaudeville and is best known as the first star of the Western film genre. As the character "Bronco Billy", he was the first silent screen cowboy star appearing in "The Great Train Robbery" (1903). As "Bronco Billy", he played the first real movie cowboy hero in a series of 148 western shorts. He also was a producer with a series of shorts films with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in the 1920s. In 1957, he won an Academy Award as a motion...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Vaultage
Atwill, Lionel b. March 1, 1885 d. April 22, 1946 Actor. He is probably best remembered for his horror films of the 1930s and 1940s. He was born Lionel Alfred William Atwell in Corydon, London, England into a wealthy family, and was educated at London's prestigious Mercer School to become an architect, but his interest turned to the stage. He worked his way progressively into the craft and debuted at age 20 at the Garrick Theatre in London. In 1915 he came to the US, appearing in some 25 plays on Broadway between 1917 and 1931, but by 1918 he...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Ashes were interred here but the family has since moved them to an unknown location.
Bennett, Alma b. April 9, 1904 d. September 16, 1958 Actress. She appeared in 56 films between 1919 and 1930, typically as alluring vamps. Her best films are the early sci-fi classic "The Lost World" (1925), and the Harry Langdon comedy "Long Pants" (1927). Bennett's other credits include "The Affairs of Anatol" (1921), "The Silent Lover" (1926), and "Girl Crazy" (1929). Her career ended with talkies, and she died so obscurely that no obituaries for her were published. (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Vaultage
Bruce, Nigel b. February 14, 1895 d. October 8, 1953 Actor. He is best remembered for playing 'Doctor John H. Watson', opposite Basil Rathbone, in the "Sherlock Holmes" movies of the 1930s and 1940s. The son of a British baronet, Sir William Bruce, he was born in Ensenada, Mexico, where his parents were vacationing. In 1914, at the beginning of World War I, he enlisted into the British Army, and was severely wounded in France in 1915, spending the remainder of the war in the hospital. In 1920, he began a stage career in the play "Why Marry?"...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Heart attack Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Vault #35167
Busch, Mae (Annie May) b. June 18, 1891 d. April 19, 1946 Actress. Born Annie May Busch, she was the daughter of an opera singer mother and a symphony conductor father. Bush made her film debut in the short, "The Agitator" (1912) with J. Warren. In her early film career she was considered extraordinarily attractive and she was a favorite of several classic directors in the early days of motion pictures. Her best opportunities in the 1930s came in the films of Laurel and Hardy, where she was often cast as a shrewish wife or sharp-tongued "lady of the...[Read More] (Bio by: MC) Cause of death: Cancer Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Deadora Hall, South on left side in R, Sec. 7 down from top, in middle, niche 86
Carey, Leonard b. February 25, 1887 d. September 11, 1977 Actor. He made a career playing English butlers in scores of Hollywood movies. A rare exception was his most memorable role, as the haunted, half-crazed squatter Ben in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca" (1940). Otherwise he can be seen opening doors in such films as "Call Her Savage" (1932), "Bombshell" (1933), "The Age of Innocence" (1934), "Curly Top" (1935), "Rose-Marie" (1936), "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1939), "Suspicion" (1941), "Mrs. Miniver" (1942), "Heaven Can Wait" (1943), "...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Chapel, Section A, Niche 202
Chandler, Helen b. February 1, 1906 d. April 30, 1965 Actress. Best known for her portrayal of "Mina Seward" in the 1931 version of "Dracula." Chandler began her career in the 1920s as a stage actress in New York, eventually moving to Hollywood where she made about 30 movies. In 1937 she left Hollywood to return to the stage, but her career was destroyed by drug and alcohol dependence, and in 1940 she was committed to a sanitarium. In the 1950s she was disfigured in a fire, and died in 1965 following surgery for a bleeding ulcer. According to her...[Read More] (Bio by: Jennifer M.) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Vaultage section
Clive, Colin [cenotaph] b. January 20, 1900 d. June 25, 1937 Actor. Born in St. Malo, France, he was best known for his portrayals as Dr. Henry Frankenstein in the film classics "Frankenstein" (1931) and "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935). He began his career performing on the London stage, came to New York to act on Broadway in 1929 and made his film debut in "Journey's End" (1930). A veteran of 18 feature films, his credits include "Christopher Strong" (1932), "Looking Forward" (1933), "The Key" (1934), "Mad Love" (1935) and "History Is Made at Night" (...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Tuberculosis Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Chapel of the Pines, Rose Garden
Coleman, Charles Pearce b. December 22, 1885 d. March 8, 1951 Actor: His long and successful acting career began during the Silent movie era in the 1915 film, “The Mummy and the Humming Bird”. The roles of a butler, doorman, concierge, valet, or waiter were about half of his performances. In the 1934 movie, “In the Gay Divorcee”, he had a role in the first feature-length film in Technicolor. He appeared in 223 films including: "The Girl From Missouri" in 1934, "One Hundred Men and A Girl" in 1937, "Raffles" in 1940, "Mexican Spitfire" in 1940, "Girl...[Read More] (Bio by: Linda Davis) Cause of death: Stroke Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Collyer, June b. August 19, 1906 d. March 16, 1968 Actress. Born Dorothea Heermance, Collyer began her career in 1927. Collyer is very well known as 'Jean Monroe' in "Face in the Fog." (1936) After fifteen years retirement, Collyer played "Mrs. Erwin" on the long-running TV sitcom "The Stu Erwin Show" (aka Trouble With Father). Collyer was the sister of TV game show host Bud Collyer and film editor Richard Heermance. (Bio by: MC (Inactive)) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Conway, Tom b. September 15, 1904 d. April 22, 1967 Noted Screen Actor. He was the brother of actor George Sanders and was the starring in the film series of the Falcon. Among his films: "Tarzan's Secret Treasure" (1941), "The Falcon's Brother" (1942), "I Walked With a Zombie" (1943), "The Falcon in Danger" (1943), "Whistle Stop" (1946), "One Touch of Venus" (1948), "Prince Valiant" (1954) and the voice in "One Hundred and One Dalmatians" (1961). (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Cremated. Ashes in vaultage.
Dearing, Edgar b. May 4, 1893 d. August 17, 1974 Actor. Best remembered as motorcycle policeman in a number of films during the 1930s & 1940s, Dearing appeared in 28 television series/shows including: "The Lone Ranger," "Buffalo Bill Jr." and "Annie Oakley." He also appeared in 248 films from 1927 to 1960 including: "The Lost Squadron," "Rose-Marie," "Saratoga," "The Gracie Allen Murder Case," "Wyoming," "The Big Store," "My Gal Sal," "Road to Utopia," "The Long, Long Trailer," and "Ma and Pa Kettle At Home." (Bio by: TLS) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Desmond, William b. January 23, 1878 d. November 3, 1949 Actor. He was nicknamed "The King of the Silent Serials". Born William Mannion in Dublin, Ireland, he was raised in New York City from infancy. He appeared in vaudeville and the legitimate stage and had his own theatrical troupe before making his film debut in 1915. Square-jawed and muscular, he became very popular in Universal serials of the 1920s, especially those with a western setting. His biggest hits included "Perils of the Yukon" (1921), "Beasts of Paradise" (1923), "Perils of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Vaultage
Dudgeon, Elspeth b. December 4, 1871 d. December 11, 1955 Character Actress. She had numerous movie roles from the 1930s through the 1950s, many of which were uncredited. Acted in Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Last Outpost (1935), Show Boat (1936), The Prince and the Pauper (1937), The Story of Vernon & Irene Castle (1939), Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (1939), Calling Dr. Kildare (1939), Pride and Prejudice (1940), Foreign Correspondent (1940), Now Voyager (1942),The Canterville Ghost (1944), The Secret Garden (1949). (Bio by: Chris Mills) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA