Lemmon, Jack b. February 8, 1925 d. June 27, 2001 Actor. Throughout his 47 years as an actor, he worked on 50 films, earned 8 Academy Awards nominations, and won the Oscar twice. He was named Best Supporting Actor in for his role of ‘Ensign Pulver’ in "Mister Roberts" (1955), and for Best Actor for "Save the Tiger" in 1973. His Best Actor nominations recognized his work in "Some Like It Hot" (1959); "The Apartment" (1960); "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962); "The China Syndrome" (1979), "Tribute" (1980), "Missing" (1982). He was the first man...[Read More] (Bio by: Shiver) Cause of death: Cancer Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Chapel Garden Estate, B-6
Dean, James b. February 8, 1931 d. September 30, 1955 Actor. He is best remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955), in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager 'Jim Stark'. His premature death in a car accident further cemented his legendary status, as he was transformed into a cult figure with timeless fascination by people around the world. Born James Byron Dean, his father was a farmer who became a dental technician. When he was young...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Park Cemetery, Fairmount, Grant County, Indiana, USA GPS coordinates: 40.4341698, -85.6455612 (hddd.dddd)
Verne, Jules b. February 8, 1828 d. March 24, 1905 Author, Poet, and Playwright. He is best remembered for his adventure novels, with such classics as "Around the World in Eighty Days" and "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea." He is one of the authors sometimes referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction," along with H.G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback. He is the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, between the English language writers Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare, and probably was the most translated from the 1960s...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: illness following diabetes La Madeleine Cemetery, Amiens, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: Section N GPS coordinates: 49.9137917, 2.2826021 (hddd.dddd)
Turner, Lana (Julia Jean Mildred Frances) b. February 8, 1921 d. June 29, 1995 Actress. According to Hollywood legend, Lana Turner was discovered sipping a soda at Schwab's drugstore. However, Turner was actually spotted at the counter of Currie's Ice Cream Parlor across the street from Hollywood High School. Following the murder of her father in a robbery, her mother brought her to California. After her discovery, the renamed Lana Turner made her screen debut in a bit part for A Star Is Born (1937). That same year she gained her nickname the "Sweater Girl" for the...[Read More] (Bio by: Craig Johnson) Cause of death: Throat cancer Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Sherman, William Tecumseh b. February 8, 1820 d. February 14, 1891 Civil War Union Major General. He led an army of sixty-two thousand men with thirty-five thousand horses and twenty-five hundred wagons on an overland march to Savannah on a mission to punish the south for its secession from the union. He cut his army off from the union supply line allowing the troops to forage and sustain them self by feeding off the land. From Savannah, a swath of utter destruction was left by Shermans Army. The tracks of the railroad, trestles and rolling stock was...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA Plot: Section 17, family plot
Meadows (Cotter), Audrey b. February 8, 1922 d. February 3, 1996 Actress. Born to Episcopal missionary parents in WuChang, China. She was the youngest of the four children of Ida (Taylor) and the Rev. Francis James Meadows Cotter. She was five years old when she returned home to America speaking only Chinese. She made her debut as a coloratura soprano at Carnegie Hall when she was only sixteen. Her older sister, Jayne and she made several records as The Meadows Sisters for RCA Victor. They cut an album of famous college songs which included Aurelee. Their...[Read More] (Bio by: D C McJonathan-Swarm) Cause of death: Cancer Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: F, T29, 58
Coleman, Gary b. February 8, 1968 d. May 28, 2010 Actor. As a child he appeared in episodes of "The Jeffersons" and "Good Times" before attaining celebrity status as a star of the NBC situation comedy "Diff'rent Strokes", where his character's usual retort to his brother (played by Todd Bridges) "What'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" became a national catchphrase. Coleman earned as much as $100,000 per episode, but was left with a quarter of his original net worth after paying his parents and advisers, and he later successfully sued his parents...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Cremated
Seals, Dan b. February 8, 1948 d. March 25, 2009 Musician. He is best known as half of the soft rock music duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. They are best remembered for the 1970s top ten hits "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" (which became a certified gold record in 1976), "Nights Are Forever Without You", "We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again" and "Love Is The Answer". Born in McCamey, Texas, he was raised in Dallas and began his musical career at an early age while performing with his family. He later gained notoriety as a member of...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Cancer Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Sunset GPS coordinates: 36.1119003, -86.7583466 (hddd.dddd)
Wright, Benjamin Fletcher b. February 8, 1900 d. November 28, 1976 Educator, authority on constitutional law. He was the fifth president of Smith College (1949-1959), faculty member of University of Texas (1922-1926, 1960-1975) and Harvard University (1928-1949). He was chairman of Harvard government department (1942-1946) and committee on general education (1946-1949)He was a member of Harvard committee that prepared report "General Education In A Free Society" (1945). Also author of "The Growth of American Constitutional Law" (1942), and other books. Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Larson, Jack b. February 8, 1928 d. September 20, 2015 Actor, Writer and Producer. He is best know for his portrayal of 'Jimmy Olsen' on the 1950s television series, "Adventures of Superman". Raised in the east Los Angeles suburb of Montebello, at age 14 he became a California state bowling champion in his age group and considered a career as a pro. While attending Pasadena Junior College, Larson's instructors discovered that he had a gift for writing and motivated him to put together plays and star in them as well. He was given a screen test at...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Peace, Section 4, Lot 148, Grave 3
Thomas, Herbert Joseph b. February 8, 1918 d. November 7, 1943 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. An Ohio native, he was raised in South Charleston, West Virginia, graduating from high school there in 1936. After attended Greenbrier Military School for a year, he went to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute on a football scholarship. Upon America's entry into WWII he joined the Army Air Corps and then transferred to the US Marines. He served as a Sergeant in the 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Thomas was awarded the Congressional Medal of...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA Plot: Section H, Lot 342
Selfridge, Thomas Etholen [cenotaph] b. February 8, 1882 d. September 17, 1908 Military Figure. He is remembered as the first person to die in the crash of a powered airplane. Born in San Francisco, California, he was selected to attend the US Military Academy at West Point, New York and graduated in 1903 with a commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the Field Artillery. In 1906 he was stationed to the Presidio at San Francisco during the great earthquake on April 18, and participated in the search and rescue efforts as well as the clean-up. In 1907 he was assigned to the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA Plot: Section XXXIV
Mustin, Burt (Burton Hill) b. February 8, 1884 d. January 28, 1977 Actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was best known as a regular on "Leave It To Beaver" TV series 1957 to 1962, in the role as Gus the fireman. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Military College in 1903 with a degree in in civil engineering. 28 years later, he made his entry into show business working for the KDKA radio station in Pittsburgh. He made his big screen debut at age 67 in "The Last Outpost" (1951). He went on to have a very successful career on television, appearing in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Loving Kindness section, Lot #7844 GPS coordinates: 34.1461716, -118.3198166 (hddd.dddd)
Evans, Edith Mary b. February 8, 1888 d. October 14, 1976 Actress. She is best remembered for her work on the British stage, but also appeared in films in the beginning and end of her career. She was widely known for portraying haughty aristocratic women. Her stage career spanned six decades during which she played more than 100 roles, in classics by William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Richard Sheridan, Oliver Goldsmith, William Congreve, as well as plays by such contemporary writers as Noel Coward, George Bernard Shaw, Christopher Fry, and others. She...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) St Paul Churchyard, Covent Garden, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England Plot: Interred in ground near plaque and ashes of Ellen Terry
Rowe, James Nicholas 'Nick' b. February 8, 1938 d. April 21, 1989 Colonel was the author of "Five Years to Freedom" POW Vietnam (Escaped 1968). Killed by Communist guerrillas in Manila,Philippines on April 21,1989. The Viet Cong kept James N. ''Nick'' Rowe in a bamboo cage in Vietnam's Mekong Delta for five years, but they couldn't break his spirit with a constant barrage of propaganda and daily death threats. Instead, hooded gunmen in the Philippines took the life of the 51-year-old Army colonel. Rowe was shot to death as he drove to work at the Joint U.S...[Read More] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 48 lot 2165-A mapgrid Q/25.
Johnston, Edward b. February 8, 1844 d. January 20, 1920 Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army in the 5th U.S. Infantry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action between October 21, 1876 and January 8, 1877 at Cedar Creek, etc., Montana. His citation reads "Gallantry in action." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan, Yates County, New York, USA Plot: Purchase Section South 4, Lot 337
Lahuerta, Genaro b. February 8, 1905 d. February 10, 1985 Painter. He was born and died in Valencia. During the 1930s, he represented the vanguard's art in Comunidad Valenciana. He was influenced by the Fauvism movement, but during his travels to Africa, he was very impressed and began a collection of personal landscapes. Among his paintings are "Mi Madre," "Retrato de Azorín," "Paisaje de Secano" and "El Caballo y Él." (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Valencia, Valencia, Provincia de València, Valenciana, Spain Plot: Family Grave. Section 1-Right. Grave 100.
Vidor, King b. February 8, 1894 d. November 1, 1982 Motion Picture Director. A Hollywood pioneer, he helped develop the cinema into a personal and highly expressive medium. Vidor's most striking work was done in the late silent and early talkie periods, though he continued to craft intelligent and offbeat films throughout his long career. He received five Academy Award nominations as Best Director, for "The Crowd" (1928), "Hallelujah!" (1929), "The Champ" (1931), "The Citadel" (1938), and "War and Peace" (1956). King Wallis Vidor was born in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered at his ranch in Paso Robles, California.