Feyrouz b. March 15, 1943 d. January 30, 2016 Actress. Born Perouz Artin Kalfayan, she was a prominent child actress during the 1950s. She made her "big screen" debut in 1950 at the age of seven, in the film "Yasmin". She was a multi-talented entertainer, starring in numerous films as an actress, singer, and dancer. Her film credits include "Dahab" (1952), "Birds of Paradise" (1956), and "My Happiest Days" (1958). She retired from acting at the age of sixteen in 1959 and later married and started a family. She was awarded a "...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Sailors, Ken b. January 14, 1921 d. January 30, 2016 Professional Basketball Player. Sailors is widely-credited with devising the "jump shot" which revolutionized the game of basketball. For five seasons (1946 to 1951), he played at the guard position in the Basketball Association of America and National Basketball Association with the Cleveland Rebels, Chicago Stags, Philadelphia Warriors, Providence Steam Rollers, Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics and Baltimore Bullets. Born Kenneth L. Sailors, he made his initial mark on the hardwood court while...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Greenhill Cemetery, Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming, USA Plot: Plot 3, 45, 11
Dowling, Bairbre b. March 27, 1953 d. January 20, 2016 Actress. Born into a family of entertainers, her father was Irish theater actor and director Vincent Dowling, her mother was actress Brenda Doyle. She followed her parent's career path and marked her motion picture debut playing 'Star' in the John Boorman Science Fiction picture "Zardoz" (1974), which starred Sean Connery. She experienced a starring role in the Irish TV-Movie "Playboy of the Western World" (1983), which was directed by her father. She played 'Miss Higgins' in John Huston's last...[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!
Mercurio, Micole b. March 10, 1938 d. January 19, 2016 Actress. The Chicago native enjoyed a 30-year career in films and television, often cast as mother figures. She experienced her breakthrough role playing 'Rosemary Szabo' in the film "Flashdance" (1983) and would go on to a wide range of pictures including playing 'Mamma Love' in "The Client" (1994) and "While You Were Sleeping" (1995). Among her many TV credits include "Hill Street Blues", "Night Court", "ER" and "Chicago Hope". (Bio by: C.S.) Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Karras, Ted b. January 31, 1934 d. January 26, 2016 Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1958 to 1966), he played at the guard, tackle and linebacker positions in the National Football League with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams. Born Theodore George Karras, he attended Emerson High School in Indiana where he achieved All-State honors. He played collegiate football at Indiana University and following graduation, he served with the United States Marine Corps. Signed by Pittsburgh as a non-...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, Lake County, Indiana, USA
Kantner, Paul b. March 17, 1941 d. January 28, 2016 Rock Musician. A guitarist, he was a founding member of the rock band "The Jefferson Airplane". His mother died when he was eight years old, he was sent to live in a Jesuit military boarding school, when his traveling salesman father could not care for him. After attending the University of Santa Clara and San Jose State College, he focused fully on music and performed as a folk artist on the San Francisco club scene. He met singer Marty Balin in 1965 and enlisted guitarist Jorma Kaukonen...[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!
Beresford-Howe, Constance b. November 10, 1922 d. January 20, 2016 Author. Known for her penning of the classic novel "The Book of Eve" (1973). The story depicted a woman prepared for retirement who spontaneously leaves her boring husband to begin a new life. Raised in Montreal, her interest in reading was sparked during her youth and while attending school, her teacher encouraged her to pursue a career as a writer. She studied English Literature at McGill University and attained her Bachelor of Arts in 1945, followed by her Master of Arts one year later. She...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes returned to her husband
Mayer, Constance b. March 9, 1774 d. May 26, 1821 French Artist. She is remembered as being one of the successful female painters following the French Revolution. Born Marie-Francoise-Constance Mayer-La Martiniere, her father was a French government official. After the Revolution, she became rather successful as a painter, displaying her work at annual exhibitions. In 1801 she worked in Jacques-Louis David's studio where she developed a direct and simple style under his instruction. In 1802 she became a student of French painter Pierre-...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Cianci Jr., Vincent Albert 'Buddy' b. April 30, 1941 d. January 28, 2016 Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island. American lawyer, convicted felon, conservative radio talk show host, politician and political commentator who served as the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island from 1975 to 1984 and again from 1991 to 2002. Cianci was the longest-serving mayor of Providence, and one of the longest-serving "big city" mayors in United States history, having held office for over 21 years. Twice elected Mayor of Providence, he also served as a prosecutor and attorney. Notably, he...[Read More] Saint Ann Cemetery, Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Laerkesen, Anna b. March 2, 1942 d. January 14, 2016 Ballerina. A distinguished performer and choreographer, she shall be remembered for her long career with the Royal Danish Ballet. The child of a military family, she had early ambitions to become a dancer and studied privately prior to her 1959 acceptance at the elite Royal Danish Ballet School. Anna soon made her company debut with a minor role in the piece that would become her signature, Bournville's "La Sylphide", though she quickly graduated to the lead. Appointed Solo Dancer in 1964, in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Sarabhai, Mrinalini b. May 11, 1918 d. January 21, 2016 Ballerina. Perhaps her country's most renowned classical dancer, she shall be remembered as both a performer and choreographer over a long career. Born Mrinalini Swaminadhan to a distinguished Brahman family, she was initally educated in Switzerland then returned to India where she studied at Shantinketan and decided on a career in dance. Following a time at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts she went back home and became one of the first women to perform Kathakali, an art form depicting...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Cremated in a traditional Hindu ceremony
Forouzan b. August 26, 1937 d. January 24, 2016 Actress. Born Parvin Kheirbakhsh, she was an actress in cinema from the 1960s to 1979 when she was banned from acting in movies after the Iranian Revolution. She started her career by dubbing films and starred in her first film "Sahel-e Entezar" in 1964. She would go on to star in many popular films and was a big box office attraction in Iran. Her sexy dancing in the films that she starred in made her famous. Her film credits would include "The Cycle" (1978), "Ganj-e Qarun" (1965) "...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Vearncombe, Colin 'Black' b. May 26, 1962 d. January 26, 2016 Singer, Songwriter and Poet. Vearncombe, who also went by the name Black, will best be remembered for the 1980s singles "Sweetest Smile" and "Wonderful Life". He released his first single, "Human Features" in 1981 and signed a major label deal with WEA in 1984. The following year, he wrote and released the single "Wonderful Life", which became a worldwide hit after it was re-released by A&M in 1987. He would go on to release eight albums as Black and six under his own name, among them 'Black', '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Hall, Barney b. June 24, 1932 d. January 26, 2016 Sports Broadcaster. For more than five decades he was known as the voice of Motor Racing Network’s NASCAR auto races. Hall began his career in radio on a station in Elkin, North Carolina, in 1958 and called his first Daytona 500 race on the air in 1960. Picking up a few jobs as a sportscaster and speedway public address announcer, the work led to he being the lead anchor of MRN NASCAR races since 1970. For many years he was a familiar sight on speedways across the country, conducting interviews...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Crestwood Memorial Gardens, State Road, Surry County, North Carolina, USA
Chouteau, Yvonne b. March 7, 1929 d. January 24, 2016 Ballerina. Born Myra Yvonne Chouteau, she was the only child of Colonel Corbett Edward and Lucy Annette Chouteau. Chouteau was inspired to dance at the age of four after seeing a performance by Alexandra Danilova in Oklahoma City. She began studying at the School of American Ballet in New York at the age of twelve. In 1943, Danilova recommended her to Sergei Denham for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and at age fourteen she became the youngest dancer ever accepted. Her first solo...[Read More] (Bio by: Red) Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Williams, Walt 'No Neck' b. December 19, 1943 d. January 23, 2016 Major League Baseball Player. For ten seasons (1964 and 1967 to 1975), he played at the outfielder position with the Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. Born Walter Allen Williams, he was raised in San Francisco, California, where he attended Galileo High School and later City College of San Francisco, where he studied Criminology. Signed as an amateur free agent by the Houston Colt .45s, he marked his major league debut with the Astros on April 21, 1964...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA
Duval, Denise b. October 23, 1921 d. January 25, 2016 Opera Singer. A lyric soprano, she shall beyond all doubt be remembered for interpreting the works of Francis Poulenc. Raised in the itinerant lifestyle of a 'military brat', she spent most of her early years in French Indochina and other parts of Asia but returned home to study at the Bordeaux Conservatory. Denise made her 1943 professional bow at the Bordeaux Opera as Lola in Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana", soon took-over the leading role of Santuzza in the same work, and was heard as...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Vigoda, Abe b. February 24, 1921 d. January 26, 2016 Actor. He was a prolific performer who made memorable appearances on television and film over a career that spanned eight decades. Born Abraham Charles Vigoda, he began acting in his teens and made his first television appearance in 1949 on 'Studio One'. He would go on to have roles in dozens of TV shows and series, most notably as Sgt. Phil Fish on ABC's 'Barney Miller' from 1975 to 1977, then starring in the spinoff 'Fish' from 1977 to 1978. He first appeared on film in 'Three Rooms in...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, Nassau County, New York, USA
Bruney, Fred b. December 30, 1931 d. January 22, 2016 Professional Football Player, Coach. For seven seasons (1953, 1956 to 1958 and 1960 to 1962), he played at the defensive back (safety) position in the National and American Football Leagues with the San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Rams and Boston Patriots. Born Frederick Karl Bruney, he attended Martins Ferry High School in Ohio, where he competed in football, basketball and track. He continued his athletic excellence at Ohio State University and was a two-way back under...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes returned to his children