Yates, Pauline b. June 16, 1929 d. January 21, 2015 Actress. She was an English performer, best known for her a role as Elizabeth Perrin on the BBC television series, “The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin” (1976-79). After leaving school, she went straight into acting in stage shows at age 17. In 1957, she was cast in the role of Estelle Waterman for the British TV soap opera “Emergency Ward 10”, followed by the films “Fly Away Peter” (1959) and “Identity Unknown” (1960). Her other film credits included “Never Mention Murder” (1964), “Darling” (...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Della Costa, Maria b. January 1, 1926 d. January 24, 2015 Actress. A pretty brunette, she is remembered for her long career on the Brazilian stage and screen. Born Gentile Maria Marchioro Della Costa to Italian immigrant parents, she was attractive from a young age and had a significant modeling career by the time she was 14. Drawn to the stage, she made her 1944 theatrical bow in "The Brunette", then was first seen on the silver screen in 1946's "O Cavalo 13". Following the end of her teenage first marriage she wed producer Sandro Polloni and in 1948...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cemiterio Municipal de Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Townes, Dr. Charles Hard b. July 28, 1915 d. January 27, 2015 Nobel Prize Winning Physicist. He shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the research of atomic nucleus and elementary particles. His father was an attorney, Charles (a prodigy) attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages from Furman University by the age of nineteen. After receiving his masters in Physics from Duke University, he later earned his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. During World War...[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!
McAuliffe, Christa (Sharon) b. September 2, 1948 d. January 28, 1986 Astronaut, Educator. She was a teacher, and was slated to be the first civilian in space, assigned to fly about the ill-fated space shuttle "USS Challenger". The image of her jaunty stride and exuberant wave as she entered Challenger spacecraft shortly before the ill-fated mission ended in tragedy has become an icon of the 20th century. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan, in an attempt to rekindle the excitement of the early days of America's space adventures, directed that the first ordinary...[Read More] (Bio by: Shiver) Calvary Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA GPS coordinates: 43.2235603, -71.5555267 (hddd.dddd)
Banner, John b. January 28, 1910 d. January 28, 1973 Actor. He had a forty five year career acting on stage, in motion pictures, and on television, and his best remembered for his role of 'Sergeant Schultz' in the 1960s television situation comedy "Hogan's Heroes" (1965 to 1971). An actor of Jewish descent in his hometown of Vienna, he was forced to leave when Germany and Austria unified in 1938, at the age of 28, during the Anschluss (union) between the two countries. At the time of the Anschluss, he was touring Switzerland with an acting...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Abdominal hemorrhage Mauer Cemetery, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria Plot: Group 57, Row 2, Number 26
Churchill, Marigold Frances b. November 15, 1918 d. August 23, 1921 Born Marigold Frances Churchill, the fourth child of Clementine Hozier and Sir Winston Churchill, only four days after the Armistace ending WWI. At age two she contracted what was reported as a cold. The illness progressed quietly, however, worsening until an apparent resultant blood infection attacked her immune system. She succumbed to illness some seven weeks before her third birthday. (Bio by: Iola) Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Balson (Perley), Sandy (Sandra) b. December 18, 1930 d. January 21, 2015 Actress. A pretty blonde, she is remembered for her roles in numerous screen features of the 1970s. Though little is recorded of her early life, she was born Sandra Perley and made her television debut in a 1969 episode of "The Outsider". Sandy went on to appear in such fare of the day as "Longstreet" and "Mannix", made her silver screen bow in the 1972 "Stand Up and Be Counted", and also in 1972 had probably her best known film role as Charlotte in "Last of the Red Hot Lovers". She was seen in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Franklin, Joe b. March 9, 1926 d. January 24, 2015 Television Personality, Author. Nicknamed "The King of Nostalgia". Regarded by many as a pioneer of the television talk show format, his program "The Joe Franklin Show" ran for more than 40-years from 1950 until 1993. At one point, he earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest running talk show program. Born Joseph Fortgang, his association with the entertainment industry began during his mid teens, when he worked behind-the-scenes for such radio personalities as Al...[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!
Kyle, Chris (Christopher Scott) b. April 8, 1974 d. February 2, 2013 Military Figure, Author. He is best remembered for his autobiographical book "American Sniper," a New York Times bestseller that described his military career as a US Navy SEAL sniper. His father was a Sunday school teacher and church deacon who taught him how to hunt and shoot at a young age. After graduating from high school he became a professional bronco rodeo rider but quit after severely injuring his arm. After his arm healed he decided to join the military and signed with the US Navy to...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Plot: Section:Statesmans' Meadow, Section 2 (G) Row:A Number:10
Carr, Eric b. July 12, 1950 d. November 24, 1991 Rock Musician. Born Paul Charles Caravello, he replaced founding member Peter Criss in the rock band "KISS" in 1980, and played drums with the band until his death in 1991. He took up the drums at age 14, inspired legendary drummers Ringo Starr of "The Beatles" and John Bonham of "Led Zeppelin". Before joining KISS, his career saw him play with punk singer Wendy O. Williams and the band "Bionic Boogie". When he became a member of KISS the band was still in their days of wearing face makeup in...[Read More] (Bio by: Perry Claeys) Cedar Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA
Monbouquette, Bill 'Monbo' b. August 11, 1936 d. January 25, 2015 Major League Baseball Player. For eleven seasons (1958 to 1968), he was a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants. Born William Charles Monbouquette, he attended Medford High School (where he played baseball and hockey), prior to being signed as an amateur free agent by the Red Sox in 1955. He marked his Major League debut with Boston on July 18, 1958 and pitched in 10 games that year. During the course of his career, he achieved all-star...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Pete the Pup b. January 22, 1929 d. January 28, 1946 Animal Actor. Pete the Pup, the son of Pal the Wonder Dog, took over the role of Petey, the canine mascot of the Our Gang/Little Rascals shorts after his father, Pal the Wonder Dog was poisoned in 1930. The trademark ring around his eye was makeup to match his dad's natural marking. Their guardian and trainer was Harry Lucenay. Petey was an American Pit Bull Terrier and was registered with the American Kennel Club as a Staffordshire Terrier. The AKC recognized the APBT as a breed, but in 1935...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Cause of death: Old age Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park, Calabasas, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Banks, Ernie 'Mr. Cub' b. January 31, 1931 d. January 23, 2015 Hall of Fame Baseball Player. A career .274 right-handed batter, he amassed 512 homeruns and 2,583 hits during his 18-year Major League career, which was spent entirely with the Chicago Cubs. He was a 14-time All-Star, a 2-time National League MVP and won a gold glove at shortstop in 1960. Most of his games were played at the shortstop or first base position. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. In 2013, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his...[Read More] (Bio by: Mike Beard) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Edison, Thomas Alva b. February 11, 1847 d. October 18, 1931 Inventor. He was born in Milan, Ohio. His total formal school education was three months. His mother, a former school teacher, undertook his education. At the age of twelve, because he exhibited adult maturity, he convinced his parents to allow him to leave home and work as a newsboy aboard a train to Detroit. He published a weekly paper and sold it to passengers. Learning to operate a telegraph he gained employment. After a few years as a wandering operator, Edison settled in New York...[Read More] Edison National Historic Site, West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Douglas (Smith), Donna (Doris) b. September 26, 1932 d. January 1, 2015 American Actress. Douglas, who grew up in Baton Rouge, will best be remembered for her role as Elly May Clampett in the 1960s CBS television series, 'The Beverly Hillbillies'. Born Doris Smith, she attended a Catholic High School where she was active in sports. In 1957, she was named "Miss Baton Rouge" and was later crowned "Miss New Orleans". Shortly thereafter, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting and started out as a model for toothpaste advertisements. She was featured on...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Bluff Creek Community Cemetery, Bluff Creek, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USA
Henry VIII b. June 28, 1491 d. January 28, 1547 King of England. Lord (later King) of Ireland, and claimant to the Kingdom of France. The son of King Henry VII, he became Prince of Wales upon the death of his elder brother Arthur and for political reasons married his brother's wife Catherine of Aragon. He ruled from 1509 until his death in 1547. Henry was known personally to be attractive, educated and accomplished, but as a ruler to be ruthless and extravagant. He ruled with absolute power and his wars and expenditures depleted the English...[Read More] (Bio by: Vincent Astor) St George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England Plot: Quire
Smith, Harold 'Hal' b. August 24, 1916 d. January 28, 1994 American screen, television, and voice actor of the 1940s through the 1990s. Widely recognized for his portrayal of 'Otis Campbell' on "The Andy Griffith Show" of the 1960s. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart attack Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum, main entrance level GPS coordinates: 34.0180206, -118.4751587 (hddd.dddd)
McNair, Ronald Erwin [original burial site] b. October 12, 1950 d. January 28, 1986 US Astronaut. Born in Lake City, South Carolina, he was a Doctor of Physics when selected as astronaut candidate by NASA in January 1978. After he completed a one year training and evaluation period, he was placed for assignment as mission specialist astronaut on Space Shuttle flight crews. He flew as mission specialist on STS 41-B launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1984, which landed at Kennedy Space Center on February 11, 1984. On January 28, 1986, he was mission specialist on...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Rest Lawn Memorial Park, Lake City, Florence County, South Carolina, USA
Hatfield, Hurd b. December 7, 1917 d. December 26, 1998 Actor. He is best remembered for his role as the title character in the Oscar winning movie "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1945), which was his second movie. Born William Rukard Hurd Hatfield, his father was an attorney who once served as deputy attorney general for the state of New York. He received his college education at Columbia University in New York City, New York and then travelled to London, England to study drama and begin his acting career. In 1944 he returned to the US for his film...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Abbeystrowry Cemetery, Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland