Schroeder, William Knox b. July 20, 1950 d. May 4, 1970 Victim of the Kent State University shooting of May 4, 1970. Ironically, he was attending Kent State University on an ROTC scholarship, and was only going to class when he was killed. He had avoided all demonstrations. He was killed when a bullet entered below his left shoulder and exited his chest. It is generally believed he was finishing observing the demonstration at this time. During the mid-1960s to early 1970s, the United States was engaged in the Vietnam War, a conflict that had...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Hepburn, Audrey b. May 4, 1929 d. January 20, 1993 Actress. Her impressive career in film and theatre spanned 42 years, ending only with her death in 1993. A vastly influential person and notable humanitarian, she received over fifty awards and international distinctions for her work in film and, later, for her efforts on behalf of children everywhere. Born in Brussels, Belgium, as a child, she attended boarding school and took dancing lessons. In 1948 to 1949, she entered into the world of musical theatre as a chorus girl in two London...[Read More] Cause of death: Appendiceal cancer Tolochenaz Cemetery, Tolochenaz, District de Morges, Vaud, Switzerland
Prince (Nelson) (Prince Rogers) b. June 7, 1958 d. April 21, 2016 American Singer, Songwriter and Actor. Known professionally as 'Prince', whose music combined elements of rock, rhythm and blues, soul and funk, among other genres, sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. In 1978, he released his debut album, 'For You', which was followed by '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Krause, Allison Beth b. April 23, 1951 d. May 4, 1970 Victim of the Kent State University shooting. She was a student protestor who was shot and killed during the anti-Vietnam War protest demonstrations. During the mid-1960s to early 1970s, the United States was engaged in the Vietnam War, a conflict that had split the country into two factions: those that opposed the war and those that supported it. By 1968, the country was so badly divided that President Lyndon Johnson (Democrat) decided not to seek a second term, and Republican Richard M...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Parkway Jewish Center Cemetery, Wilkins Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Howard (Horwitz), Moe (Moses Harry) b. June 19, 1897 d. May 4, 1975 Actor. From a very early age he was interested in acting, a talent that was helped along by his voracious memory and capacity for memorizing just about anything, including all of the many books he read and all of the plays he saw when he was skipping school. His parents, however, were displeased by his constant truancy and his desire to have a career in show business, so he enrolled at the Baron DeHirsch Trade School in New York, where he took a class in electric shop. However, this only lasted...[Read More] (Bio by: Carrie-Anne) Cause of death: Lung cancer Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Memories, Alcove of Love, Wall C, Crypt 233
Dors, Diana b. October 23, 1931 d. May 4, 1984 Actress. One of her generation's "blonde bombshells", she was a pinup model, sometimes singer, and film actress with over 100 credits whose full ability was probably not realized due to her relegation to sex-kitten status. Born Diana Mary Fluck, she was educated at Colville House, Swindon, and was expressing her theatrical ambitions as early as eight; Diana entertained British troops during World War II and studied at London's Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts before making her silver screen...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cause of death: Ovarian cancer Sunningdale Catholic Cemetery, Sunningdale, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England GPS coordinates: 51.4022903, -0.6318400 (hddd.dddd)
Joplin, Janis Lyn 'Pearl' b. January 19, 1943 d. October 4, 1970 Rock Singer. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, her father was a cannery worker and her mother a registrar for a business college. Graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, she was a member of the Glee Club and the Future Teachers of America. She attended Lamar State College and the University of Texas, where a fraternity voted her the ugliest man on campus in 1963. She dropped out and spent two years traveling, performing and becoming drug addicted. In 1966, she became the lead singer for "...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean
DeLuise, Dom b. August 1, 1933 d. May 4, 2009 Entertainer. Born Dominick DeLuise, he graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts and attended Tufts University. He began acting in the late 1950s and became a fixture in films, television and plays, often working on comedies with Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds, with credits including "The Glass Bottom Boat" (1966), Neil Simon's Broadway production of "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" (1968), "The Dom DeLuise Show" (1968), "The Dean Martin Show" (1973), "Blazing Saddles" (1974), "...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Cause of death: Respiratory and kidney failure due to cancer Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes to be buried along with his parents in New York
Haggard, Merle b. April 6, 1937 d. April 6, 2016 Country and Western Singer, Songwriter. One of the most popular country music performers of the late 20th Century, he had more than three dozen number one country hits in a musical career that spanned six decades, from the 1960s into the 2010s. Poverty marred his childhood and he began a career of theft and burglary in his teenage years. After his release from San Quentin prison in 1960, he turned to music in Bakersfield, which was becoming an important regional country music center...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Haggard Family Ranch, Palo Cedro, Shasta County, California, USA
Kroto, Harold Walter 'Harry' b. October 7, 1939 d. April 30, 2016 Nobel Prize Winning Chemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (along with Richard Smalley and Robert Curl, Jr.) in 1996 for their joint discovery of fullerence carbon compounds. Born Harold Walter Krotoschiner to German parents who fled Germany (during the Nazi uprising), due to his father being Jewish, he was raised in Lancashire, England. Harold's interest in science began during his childhood and in 1964, he received his doctorate in Molecular Spectroscopy from Sheffield University. He...[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!
Sherwood, Madeleine b. November 13, 1922 d. April 23, 2016 Actress. Fondly remembered for playing 'Reverend Mother Superior Placido' in the TV series "The Flying Nun" (1967 to 1970), which starred Sally Field. Born Madeleine Louise Helene Thornton, she experienced her first taste of acting as a performer in a church play during her early youth. After choosing to pursue a career in entertainment, she studied acting under Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York City and made her debut on American television in an episode of the series "The Philco-...[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!
Guinness, Sir. Alec b. April 2, 1914 d. August 5, 2000 Actor. He is best remembered for his role of 'Colonel Nicholson' in the motion picture "The Bridge Over the River Kwai" (1957), and for his role of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' in the first three "Star Wars" films (1977 to 1983). Despite many rumors to the contrary, he never spoke the words "May the Force be with you" in any of the Star Wars movies. Born in London, England, he was raised by his mother, and never knew his father. Wanting to be an actor, he began working in advertising as an ad-copywriter...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Petersfield Cemetery, Petersfield, East Hampshire District, Hampshire, England
Laurer, Joan 'Chyna' b. December 27, 1969 d. April 20, 2016 American Former Professional Wrestler, Bodybuilder and Actress. 'Chyna' rocketed to fame as a wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1997 to 2001. The former Womenís Champion was one of wrestling's biggest female stars and the only to win the Intercontinental Championship. Following her time in wrestling, she transitioned into acting appearing in several TV shows over the last two decades, including VH1ís 'Surreal Life' and 'Celebrity Rehab'. Among other shows she also guest...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Miller, Jeffrey Glenn b. March 28, 1950 d. May 4, 1970 Victim of the Kent State University shooting. He was protesting the war in Vietnam when he was shot and killed by National Guardsmen called to his campus. Several months before his death, he had transferred from Michigan State University to Kent State University. After his death, his high school in Plainview-Bethpage, Long Island, NY erected a memorial to him. During the mid-1960s to early 1970s, the United States was engaged in the Vietnam War, a conflict that had split the country into...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Ferncliff Mausoleum, Unit 7, Alcove H-O, Column O, Niche 1
Sima, Gabriele b. February 25, 1955 d. April 27, 2016 Opera Singer. A mezzo soprano who also performed a number of soprano roles, she is remembered for her long career as a principal artist of the Vienna State Opera (VSO). Raised in Salzburg, she studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum as well as at the Vienna Academy of Music prior to her October 18, 1979 VSO debut as Barbarina from Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro". Gabriele became a company member of the VSO in 1982 and remained there thru 1999, along the way singing 599 performances of 57 roles, in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Peterson, Laci Denise b. May 4, 1975 d. December 24, 2002 Murder Victim. Born in Modesto, California, she attended California Polytechnic State University, where in 1994, she met Scott Peterson through a friend. They were married two years later, and ran a successful restaurant in San Louis Obispo, California. The couple moved to Modesto in 2000, where she became a substitute teacher. Laci disappeared from her Modesto, California, home on Christmas Eve morning 2002, when her husband, Scott Peterson, reported she had taken their dog for a walk while he...[Read More] Burwood Cemetery, Escalon, San Joaquin County, California, USA
Scheuer, Sandra Lee 'Sandy' b. August 11, 1949 d. May 4, 1970 Victim of the Kent State University shooting. She was an honors student in speech therapy, and did not take part in any of the demonstrations. She was killed when the bullet struck her in the throat while she was walking to her next class. During the mid-1960s to early 1970s, the United States was engaged in the Vietnam War, a conflict that had split the country into two factions: those that opposed the war and those that supported it. By 1968, the country was so badly divided that...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Ohev Tzedek Cemetery, Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Roberts, Doris b. November 4, 1925 d. April 17, 2016 Actress. Often cast in roles of motherly figures, notably of Italian origin, she will be fondly remembered for playing 'Marie Barone' in the TV series "Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996 to 2005). Born Doris May Green, to a Russian-Jewish mother, Doris caught the acting bug at an early age and first performed during a production while in kindergarden. Her father abandoned her family prior to her teenage years and following her mother's remarrying, she took her stepfather's last name Roberts. After...[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!
Duke, Patty (Anna Marie) b. December 14, 1946 d. March 29, 2016 American Actress. Born Anna Marie Duke, she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1962 at age 16 for playing Helen Keller in 'The Miracle Worker' and starred as two cousins in 'The Patty Duke Show.' In the late 1950s, she landed a role on the soap opera 'The Brighter Day' and also appeared in television commercials. In 1959, she appeared on The $64,000 Question and won $32,000 in the category of spelling. That same year, she appeared in a television adaptation of 'Meet Me in...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Forest Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA
Hamilton, Guy b. September 16, 1922 d. April 21, 2016 Motion Picture Director, Screenwriter. Best remembered for directing several pictures of the 'James Bond' film series including "Goldfinger" (1964), "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971), "Live and Let Die" (1973) and "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974). Born to British parents, in Paris, he began his association with films as an apprentice with a studio in Nice, France, during the late 1930s. Following service with the Royal Navy during World War II, he assisted directors Carol Reed "The Third Man" (...[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!