Craven, Wes b. August 2, 1939 d. August 30, 2015 American Film Director. Craven, born Wesley Earl Craven, was well known for both the horror film classics "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream". After briefly teaching in the academic world, he entered the film industry, first in the pornographic area and then turning to feature films. Craven's first feature film as a director was "The Last House on the Left". Later on, he would direct the classic slasher-horror films "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream", which both became 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!
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 (inactive)) Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, City of Norwich, Norfolk, England Plot: Life's Green
Quisenberry, Daniel b. February 7, 1953 d. September 30, 1998 Major League Baseball Player. Probably most remembered as a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals from 1979 to 1988, he was also a poet and published author. After being traded, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals during two seasons and for the San Francisco Giants for one season. Rolaids' Fireman of the Year, Royals' Pitcher of the Year, three-time member of the American League All Star team and the five-time American League leader in saves. Published works include: On Days Like This: Poems...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Walker) Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Twitty, Conway b. September 1, 1933 d. June 5, 1993 Musician. Born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Mississippi. His father taught him guitar chords when he was just 4 years old. When he was 10 years old the family moved to Helena, Arkansas and he put together his first band, the Phillips County Ramblers that same year. By the time he was 12 he had his own Saturday morning radio show. He was also an excellent baseball player and turned down an opportunity to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies joining the Army instead. While in the Army he...[Read More] (Bio by: Decal) Cause of death: Surgery complications Sumner Memorial Gardens, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Xirgu, Margarita b. July 18, 1888 d. April 25, 1969 Noted Spanish-born stage actress. She was a friend of the poet Federico García Lorca and was forced to exile during Franco's dictatorship. She developed her career in Spain and America. She is remembered on stage in plays such as "Como tù me Deseas," "Mariana Pineda," and "La Casa de Bernarda Alba." Originally buried at Cementerio del Buceo, Montevideo, Uruguay, her remains were moved in 1988 to be with her husband. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementeri de Molins de Rei, Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain Plot: Panteón 6b
Holt, Tim b. February 5, 1919 d. February 15, 1973 Actor. Born Charles John Holt III, he was the son of actor Jack Holt, best known for his appearance with Humphrey Bogart in the film classic "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948). In 1938, at the age of 19, he scored his first major role in "The Law West of Tombstone". It was the first of the many action and western drams which include "Stagecoach" (1939), "The Rookie Cop" (1939), "Dude Cowboy" (1941), "My Darling Clementine" (1946) and "Target" (1952). He also was a decorated combat US Army...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Cancer Memory Lane Cemetery, Harrah, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 4, 14th row west of northeast corner. 2nd grave south.
Spencer, Lady. Diana 'Princess of Wales' b. July 1, 1961 d. August 31, 1997 British Royalty. Born The Honourable Diana Frances Spencer, she was the fourth child, third girl, of Edward John Spencer and the Honorary Frances Ruth Burke Roche, then Viscount and Viscountess Althorp. Her parents separated in 1967 and were divorced in 1969. She was a member of an aristocratic English family that had served the crown for generations (her father had been an equerry to King George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth, from 1950-1952 and also to the Queen herself for the first two years...[Read More] (Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) Spencer Estate Grounds, Althorp, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England Plot: Island on the lake Oval GPS coordinates: 52.2830658, -1.0001510 (hddd.dddd)
Cooper, Gary (Frank James) b. May 7, 1901 d. May 13, 1961 Actor. His career lasted over thirty six years in which he received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning twice and also received an Honorary Award from the Academy for his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, had gained for the motion picture industry. He was born Frank James Cooper in Helena, Montana to English parents and spent part of his childhood around Helena - his father served as a Montana Supreme Court Justice and...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cause of death: Cancer Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary R.C. Cemetery, Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA Plot: Jesus & Mary Section
Toto (Terry) [memorial] b. November 17, 1935 d. September 1, 1945 Canine movie star. Carl Spitz spent many years in Hollywood not only readying dogs for films but also training "Dogs for Defense" during World War II. Among his movie-star pupils was the female Carin terrier who played Dorothy's male dog, Toto, in "The Wizard of Oz." He was the innovator of training animals to react and perform by using silent hand signals to direct the animal. These hand signals were instrumental in directing Toto during the filming of the movie. The dog was one of many in...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Patterson, Melody b. April 15, 1949 d. August 20, 2015 American Actress. Patterson, who began her career performing in plays at the age of four, attended the Hollywood Professional School and later studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. At the age of 16, she landed the role of "Wrangler Jane" on the television series 'F-Troop', a role she would play for two seasons. Among other TV shows she guest starred on were 'The Monkees', 'Adam-12', 'Green Acres' and appeared frequently on 'Hollywood Squares'. From 1970 to 1975, she...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Bradbury, Capt. Edward Kinder b. August 16, 1881 d. September 1, 1914 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Altrincham Cheshire, England he served as a Captain in command of L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, British Army. In actions at Néry, France, September 1, 1914, during the retreat the German 4th Cavalry Division attacked the British 1st Cavalry Brigade. L Battery seeing the retreat, began to comence fire when most of his men and other officers were killed or knocked unconscious by a incoming shell. Captain Bradbury with an officer and another...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Nery Communal Cemetery, Nery, Departement de l'Oise, Picardie, France
Council, Floyd b. September 2, 1911 d. May 9, 1976 Blues guitarist, Vocalist. He began playing in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area at clubs eventually recording a reported twenty seven songs, and backing Blind Boy Fuller on at least seven. He was considered one of the areas best guitarists. His throat muscles were particially paralysed by a stroke, but he made a final recording in 1970. It is said that the band Pink Floyd got its' name using Floyd and Pink Anderson's first names. (Bio by: Elizabeth Reed) White Oak AME Zion Cemetery, Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, USA
Jamison, Jimi (Jimmy Wayne) b. August 23, 1951 d. September 1, 2014 Rock Musician. He will be best remembered as the lead vocalist for the rock music ensemble "Survivor" from 1984 until their disbanding in 1989. Born Jimmy Wayne Jamison in Mississippi, he moved with his mother to Memphis, Tennessee when he was an infant. After performing in a band during his teenage years, he joined the group "Target" during the 1970s. In addition to releasing a few albums, the band was the opening act for such groups as "Black Sabbath", "Boston" and "KISS". Jamison went on to...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Harmonia Cemetery, Newport, Attala County, Mississippi, USA
Smith, Hoke b. September 2, 1855 d. November 27, 1931 Georgia Governor, US Senator, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He served as Secretary of the Interior in the second administration of President Grover Cleveland. He served as Governor of Georgia from 1907 to 1909 and from 1911 to 13, and as a Senator from Georgia in the United States Senate from 1913 to 1921. He held progressive views, except where progress for blacks was concerned. Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Plot: Block 303 Lot 3 & 4 Space 9 GPS coordinates: 33.7470322, -84.3693008 (hddd.dddd)
York, Alvin Cullum b. December 13, 1887 d. September 2, 1964 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Pall Mall Tennessee, the third of 11 children, as a youth he became an expert marksman in the back woods around Pall Mall. In 1917 he recieved a draft notice to fight in the war, to which he wrote on the back of the notice 'dont want to fight' and sent it back to the local draft board. The board rejected his refusal to fight and he was sent off to basic training. After basic training he was assigned to the 82nd Division where they...[Read More] Wolf River Cemetery, Pall Mall, Fentress County, Tennessee, USA
Burnside, R.L. (Robert Lee) b. November 23, 1926 d. September 1, 2005 Blues Musician. Born Robert Lee Burnside, in Harmontown Mississippi, he began playing music at age 16, first on the harmonica but soon switched to the guitar. He lived in Chicago and Memphis before settling in Mississippi in 1959, opened a small bar where he played his music and his first recordings came in 1967, on the Arhoolie label. In 1971, he toured Europe, recorded albums for Swingmaster, Arion, and Vogue, which were European-based labels. He continued to tour through the 80's and in 1991...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Free Springs CME Church Cemetery, Harmontown, Lafayette County, Mississippi, USA
Miller, Clell b. December 15, 1849 d. September 7, 1876 Western Outlaw. Born Clelland Miller in Kearney, Missouri, he was a teenager when he joined Quantrill's Raiders and was a member of Bloody Bill Anderson's guerillas for a short period during the Civil War. On October 26, 1864, he was captured by Union soldiers during a skirmish in which Anderson was killed. Sent to a Federal prison in St. Louis, Missouri, he was released in April 1865. Going west, he joined up with the Jesse James-Cole Younger gang around 1870. Together with this pack of...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Muddy Fork Cemetery, Kearney, Clay County, Missouri, USA
Sacks, Dr. Oliver b. July 9, 1933 d. August 30, 2015 Physician, Author. A respected and pioneering neurologist, he shall be best remembered for his numerous popular non-fiction books. Born Oliver Wolf Sacks, he was raised in London as a more-or-less observant Jew, was the child of physician parents, and was drawn to medicine early. Sent to a rural boarding school which he hated during the early years of World War II, after the war he studied at London's St. Paul's School then at Queen's College, Oxford from which he received his M.D. in 1958...[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!
Diallo, Amadou Bailo b. September 2, 1975 d. February 4, 1999 Amadou Diallo was a 22-year-old West African immigrant who lived in the Bronx. He studied English and Computer Science in Singapore and Thailand before coming to America. A devout Muslim, he worked twelve hours a day selling videos to earn enough money to finish his bachelor's degree. On February 4, 1999, an unarmed Amadou Diallo was killed by members of the NYPD's Special Crime Unit. They thought he was a serial rapist they'd been looking for, and they said they thought he was reaching for a...[Read More] Hollande Bourou Villiage Cemetery, Hollande Bourou, Labe, Guinea