Brunt, John Henry Cound b. December 6, 1922 d. December 10, 1944 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Priestweston, England, he served as a Captain in command of D Company, the Royal Lincolnshires, British Army. On December 9, 1944, Captain Brunt was in command of a platoon holding a vital sector of the line at Faenza, Italy. The German 90 Panzer Grenadier Division attacked Captain Brunt's position with the situation critical and his the anti-tank defenses being destroyed. Captain Brunt rallied his remaining men and moving to an alternative...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Faenza War Cemetery, Faenza, Provincia di Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Plot: III. A. 8.
Little, Louis 'Lou' b. December 6, 1893 d. May 28, 1979 Football Coach. He was director of athletics at Georgetown University for five years, then became head coach at Columbia University in 1930. He guided the Columbia Lions to victory over Stanford University in the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1934. He had a wide knowledge of football within the educational view and he contributed this to Ivy Leagues right up through the 1950s. He retired in 1956. Palm Beach Memorial Park, Lantana, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Prentice, Joseph Rollin b. December 6, 1838 d. August 7, 1908 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. With the advent of the Civil War, Joseph Prentice was a farmer in the Indiana Territory, when enlisted in the Union Army at Fort Wayne. After his training, he served as a Private in Company E, 1st Battalion, 19th US Infantry. On December 31, 1862, Union forces were engaged with Confederate soldiers in a battle at Stone River Tennessee. Private Prentice voluntarily went out to rescue the body of his commanding officer, who had fallen mortally...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska, USA Plot: Lot SW, Block A-3
Wagner, Wende b. December 6, 1941 d. February 26, 1997 Actress. She is best remembered for her role as 'Lenore "Casey" Case' on the television series, "The Green Hornet" from 1966 to 1967. She was born in New London, Connecticut, on December 6, 1941, of French, Native American, and German descent to a father who was an Olympic swimming and diving coach who later became a Naval Commander and a mother who was a champion downhill skier. She began her career as a model and then made her television debut on en episode of "Wagon Train" entitled, 'The...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Merriman, Eric b. December 6, 1924 d. June 2, 2003 Popular British comedy scriptwriter. A native of Golders Green in North West London, Merriman was one of the most prolific comedy writers of the 20th Century. He will probably be remembered mostly for his contribution to the now legendary BBC Radio show "Beyond Our Ken" in the 1960's, although the vast majority of his work was for television. With "Beyond Our Ken", he and fellow scriptwriter Barry Took created a comedy format which laid the foundations for the even more outrageous "Round the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Thomas, Charles Spalding b. December 6, 1849 d. June 24, 1934 Colorado Govenor, US Senator. He served as the Governor of Colorado from 1899 to 1901. He was a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1884 to 1896, called the "Fusion Candidate" because he was backed by Republicans and Populists. He served as a US Senator from 1913 to 1921. (Bio by: Eric Crow) Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Cummins, Sgt. Andrew Johnson b. December 6, 1868 d. September 15, 1923 Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in United States Army on January 6, 1891, and served during the War with Spain as a Sergeant in Company F, 10th United States Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Santiago, Cuba, on July 1, 1898. His citation reads "Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy". His Medal was awarded to him on June 22, 1899. (Bio by: Don Morfe) Lewistown City Cemetery, Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, USA
Buloff, Joseph b. December 6, 1899 d. February 27, 1985 Actor, Theatrical Director. Born Józef Bulow in the former Wilno, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania), at an early age he became a leading actor with Poland's famed Vilnia Troupe. During this time he met and married the Troupe founder's daughter, Luba, also a leading actress. They emigrated to the U.S. in 1926, when Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theater was looking for a replacement for actor Muni Weisenfreund (who would later change his name to Paul Muni). Over the next decade, Buloff directed...[Read More] (Bio by: TomDuse) Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA Plot: Block 67, Line 1/2, Grave 17, Yiddish Theatrical Alliance
Curie, Eve b. December 6, 1904 d. October 22, 2007 Author. She was best known for "Madame Curie" (1937), a biography of her mother, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie. The book became a best seller and in 1943 was made into a Hollywood film. During World War II she supported the Free French cause and served in Europe with the women's division of General Charles de Gaulle's Fighting French. She later was a publisher of the French newspaper Paris-Press, and in the early 1950s was a special adviser to the secretary general of NATO...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Foster, Susanna b. December 6, 1924 d. January 17, 2009 Actress, Singer. A soprano whose operatic ambitions came up short, she is remembered as Christine in the Oscar-winning 1943 remake of "Phantom of the Opera". Born Suzanne DeLee Flanders Larson, she was raised in Minneapolis under conditions of poverty, showed early evidence of talent, was able to mimic stars of the day by age three, and was singing on the radio at five. Signed by MGM at 12, she was relocated to Hollywood and groomed for stardom but lost her contract after refusing the lead in "...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Old Southeast Church Cemetery, Putnam County, New York, USA Plot: Ashes scattered over family plot
Landi, Elissa b. December 6, 1904 d. October 21, 1948 Actress. Born Elizabeth Marie Christine Kuhnelt, she was believed by some to be a descendant of Austria's Emperor Franz Joseph. She began her acting career with small theater companies, later making her debut on the London stage in "The Storm." Her first film was "London" in 1926, and she continued working in British films until she came to New York to star in "A Farewell to Arms" on Broadway. This led to a film contract with Fox in 1931, and later with MGM in 1936, although she was assigned...[Read More] (Bio by: Jennifer M.) Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Ward, James b. December 6, 1858 d. March 11, 1901 Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army in Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on December 29, 1890 at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota. His citation reads "Continued to fight after being severely wounded." (Bio by: Don Morfe) New Calvary Cemetery, Mattapan, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Section 1, Lot 793
Porter, Kenneth Lee b. December 6, 1896 d. February 3, 1988 US Army Pioneer Aviator. Born in Dowagiac, Michigan, he was graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in engineering, when he enlisted in the US Army Air Service on May 14, 1917. He completed training at the School of Military Aeronautics, University of Illinois, in October 1917, was selected for training with the Royal Flying Corps in Canada, then trained in Texas and was commissioned a US Army 2nd Lieutenant on January 16, 1918. Assigned to the US 147th Aero Squadron France, he...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 67, Grave 441
Koda, Keisaburo b. December 6, 1882 d. December 16, 1964 Businessman. Born in Ogawa, Japan, Koda moved to the United States in 1908. After holding a variety of jobs around California, he eventually settled into rice farming and founded Koda Farms in 1928. Quickly building a large fortune, he became a pioneer in the industry, introducing the use of planes to plant rice, and earned himself the title "The Rice King." When the United States entered World War II, Koda and his family were among the thousands of people of Japanese ancestry who were sent to...[Read More] (Bio by: G.Photographer) Japanese Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Bassen, Hank b. December 6, 1932 d. May 29, 2009 Professional Hockey Player. He played at the goaltender position for nine seasons (1954 to 1956, 1960 to 1968) in the National Hockey League with the Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins, serving as a backup for Al Rollins and Terry Sawchuk. He was a member of the Penguins' team during their league debut season of 1967-1968. In 156 career regular season NHL games, he compiled a record of 46 wins, 66 losses and 31 ties. In addition, Bassen played in both the AHL and WHL...[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!
Edwards, Joe b. December 6, 1921 d. February 8, 2007 Comic Book Artist. In a career spanning over 65 years, he was noted for his comic book drawings for various publications, most prominently Archie Comics. He began his career in the late 1930s, working animation for Demby Studios. In 1940, he started doing some funny animal cartoons for Dell and Timely Comics. His earliest contributions were to the titles 'Judge Owl's Fables', 'Squoimy the Woim', 'Bumbie' and 'Cubby the Bear'. In 1942, he joined Archie Comics and drew the funny animal strips for...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) New Montefiore Cemetery, West Babylon, Suffolk County, New York, USA