Wilson, Dennis b. December 4, 1944 d. December 28, 1983 Rock Musician, Singer, and Songwriter. He is best remembered as a founding member, drummer, and occasional lead vocalist of classic California-based rock group The Beach Boys. He was the younger and older brother of fellow Beach Boys Brian and Carl Wilson respectively and cousin of Beach Boy's Mike Love. As a boy, he was possessed with an abundance of physical energy and a combative nature, and often refused to participate in family sing-along's, and likewise avoided vocalizing on the early...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Body buried at sea, Buried at sea off of Los Angeles
Boyington, Gregory H. 'Pappy' b. December 4, 1912 d. January 11, 1988 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War II as a Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as commander of Marine Fighter Squadron 214. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in Central Solomons area from September 12, 1943 to January 3, 1944. His citation reads “For extraordinary heroism and valiant devotion to duty as commanding officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 214 in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Central Solomons area. Consistently...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 7A, Grave 150, Map Grid V-28 GPS coordinates: 38.8770370, -77.0711899 (hddd.dddd)
French, Victor b. December 4, 1934 d. June 15, 1989 Actor. He is probably best remembered for his role as 'Isaiah Edwards' on the NBC television drama series "Little House on the Prairie" which aired from September 1974 until May 1982, and as 'Mark Gordon' on the NBC television drama series "Highway to Heaven, from 1984 until 1989. Born in Santa Barbara, California, his father was an actor and stuntman who appeared in western films in the 1940s. He following in his father's footsteps as a television stuntman, primarily in westerns and anthology...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered near Santa Barbara, California
Dennis, Roy Lee 'Rocky' b. December 4, 1961 d. October 4, 1978 American Folk Figure. Born with the rare disease, craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, which causes the calcium to accumulate on the skull and makes the head grow to twice its normal size, Rocky showed a remarkable display of courage in the face of inevitable death. The movie "Mask" (1985) was made about him, with Eric Stoltz playing the role of the teenaged Rocky, and Cher playing the role of his mother, Rusty. Rocky was the son of Roy Dennis and Florence "Rusty" Tullis. Rocky was the second child...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Craniodiaphyseal dysplasia Donated to medical science, Body donated to UCLA medical research.
Cavell, Edith Louisa b. December 4, 1865 d. October 12, 1915 Executed WWI British nurse. A native of Swardeston, England, the daughter of the vicar, Edith took up nursing. She accepted the position of matron at Berkendael Medical Institute in Brussels. With the start of the war and German occupation of Belgium in 1914, the facility was converted into a military hospital treating German as well as captured British soldiers. Soon many were missing. Edith was charged in their escapes to neutral Holland and arrested by the Germans. Kept in solitary...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, City of Norwich, Norfolk, England Plot: Life's Green
Durbin, Deanna b. December 4, 1921 d. April 20, 2013 Entertainer. She made her mark within the industry as both an actress and singer during the 1930s and 1940s, prior to marrying and retiring to France. Born Edna Mae Durbin, she was raised in Southern California. Singing came naturally to her as a youth and after catching the attention of a talent scout, she was cast at the age of fourteen in the short "Every Sunday" (1936) and shared the bill with Judy Garland. Deanna was considered for playing the role of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939)...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Russell, Lillian b. December 4, 1860 d. June 6, 1922 American singer and actress in light comedies who represented the feminine ideal of her generation. She was as famous for her flamboyant lifestyle as she was for her beauty and voice. (Bio by: EJD) Cause of death: Complications from a fall aboard a ship Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Lillian Russell (Moore) Mausoleum, Section 40, Lot 5
Segura y Sáenz, Cardinal. Pedro b. December 4, 1880 d. April 8, 1957 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of the municipality of Carazo in the Burgos province, Pedro Segura y Sáenz was the son of a couple of teachers. Entering seminary in Comillas, he soon proved to be an intellectual student, obtaining the highest of grades, soon earning doctorates in theology, canon law and philosophy. Ordained priest in June 1906, he lectured Greek, canon law and sociology at the Pontifical University of Burgos. Moving to the University of Valladolid, of which he was named...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cerro del Sagrado Corazón, Sevilla, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
Rilke, Rainer Maria b. December 4, 1875 d. December 29, 1926 Writer and poet. He was born in Prague. A crucial fact in Rilke's life was that his mother called him Sophia. She forced him to wear girl's clothes until he was aged five - thus compensating for the earlier loss of a baby daughter. Rilke's parents separated when he was nine. His father sent him to the military academy. Rilke did not enjoy his stay at academy and he was sent to a business school in Linz. He also worked in his uncle's law firm. Rilke continued his studies at the universities of...[Read More] (Bio by: Jelena) Raron Churchyard, Raron, Bezirk Raron, Valais, Switzerland
Libby, Sgt. George Dalton b. December 4, 1919 d. July 20, 1950 Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Libby served as a Sergeant, United States Army, Company C, 3d Engineer Combat Battalion, 24th Infantry Division. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service Near Taejon, Korea, on July 20, 1950. His citation reads-Sgt. Libby distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action. While breaking through an enemy encirclement, the vehicle in which he was riding approached an enemy...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 34, Lot 1317
Shockley, Pvt. William R. b. December 4, 1918 d. March 31, 1945 WW II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company L, 128th Infantry, 32d Infantry Division. On March 31, 1945 at the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands he was in position with his unit on a hill when the enemy, after a concentration of artillery fire, launched a counterattack. He maintained his position under intense enemy fire and urged his comrades to withdraw, while he stayed to provide cover. Although he had halted one enemy charge...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Floral Memorial Park, Selma, Fresno County, California, USA
North, Alex b. December 4, 1910 d. September 8, 1991 Composer. He was one of Hollywood's most versatile and adventurous creators of movie music. His score for "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) marked the first time jazz was used for dramatic purposes in an American film, and his style encompassed chamber and avant-garde techniques as well as the traditional orchestra. North's song "Unchained Melody," from the film "Unchained" (1955), is a pop classic, and was prominently featured in the 1990 megahit "Ghost." The son of Russian-Jewish...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Philipe, Gérard b. December 4, 1921 d. November 25, 1959 Actor. Born in Cannes, France, he was handsome and talented legendary idol of the French cinema. He made his film debut in "Les Petites du Quai aux Fleurs" (1943) and gained fame as a result of his performance in "Devil in the Flesh" (1946). Noted for his versatility and professionalism, he appeared in over 30 films such as "La Ronde" (1951), "It Happened in the Park' (1953), "The Red and the Black" (1954), "Le Joueur" (1958) and "Les Liaisons dangereuses" (1959). Recognized worldwide, he was...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cimetičre de Ramatuelle, Ramatuelle, Departement du Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Schmitt, LTJG. Aloysius H. b. December 4, 1909 d. December 7, 1941 United States Navy Chaplain. A Roman Catholic priest, he was on the battleship "USS Oklahoma" on December 7, 1941 during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and died while helping other sailors to escape the ship. He was the first Catholic Chaplin to die in World War II. He In 1942, the Navy posthumously honored him with a Navy and Marine Corps Medal, and a destroyer was named in his honor. National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA Plot: Tablets of the missing
Bellrichard, PFC. Leslie Allen b. December 4, 1941 d. May 20, 1967 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Acting as a fire team leader with Company C, during combat operations Pfc. Bellrichard was with 4 fellow soldiers in a foxhole on their unit's perimeter when the position came under a massive enemy attack. Following a 30-minute mortar barrage, the enemy launched a strong ground assault. Pfc. Bellrichard rose in face of a group...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Baker) Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA Plot: 311-15-7 GPS coordinates: 42.7048492, -89.0440521 (hddd.dddd)
Bauman, Schamyl b. December 4, 1893 d. February 28, 1966 Director, Producer. Swedish director of light comedies. He started his career translating silent movie scripts in 1917. In 1929 he was the co-founder of Europafilm, which also gave him a platform for his own productions. Ten years later he co-founded his second film company, the Sandrew-Bauman. He was directing and producing several of the most popular Swedish comedies from the 1930s to the 1950s, working with such actors like Edvard Persson, Fridolf Rhudin and Sickan Carlsson. He also was...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Woodland Cemetery, Enskede, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden Plot: Kvarter 13, grav 1223