Garner, James b. April 7, 1928 d. July 19, 2014 American Actor. Garner, who had a long and storied career that spanned almost 60 years, first found success playing Bret Maverick in the ABC western 'Maverick' from 1957 to 1960. Born James Scott Bumgarner, he moved to Los Angeles as a teenager with his family, and joined the Merchant Marines, later joining the National Guard. He served for seven months, then joined the Army and went to Korea for 14 months during the war. He was wounded twice and awarded two purple hearts. Garner returned to...[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!
Phillips, Carrie b. September 22, 1873 d. February 3, 1960 American Folk Figure. Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, she was heralded as one of the most beautiful women in Ohio in the 1890’s. Married to James Phillips, a department store co-owner in Marion ,Ohio, the newly wed couple set up housekeeping on Main Street in Marion. By her husband, Carrie Phillips bore two children, a girl and a boy. The boy, James Fulton Phillips died while a toddler. Their daughter Isabel survived into adulthood. It wasn't long before the young woman came under the eye of Marion Star...[Read More] (Bio by: SJ Monnette) Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, Ohio, USA Plot: Phillips s56 L27
Brennan, Eileen b. September 3, 1932 d. July 28, 2013 Actress. She will be best remembered for originating the role of Captain Doreen Lewis in the motion picture "Private Benjamin" (1980), which earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. She went onto revive her part in the TV series of the same name which ran from 1981 until 1983. Born Verla Eileen Regina Brennan into an Irish Catholic family, her father was a physician, her mother was a silent film actress, she enrolled at Georgetown University and it was during the period...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Dennis, Roy Lee 'Rocky' b. December 4, 1961 d. October 4, 1978 Medical Curiosity Victim. Born with the rare disease, craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, which causes the calcium to accumulate on the skull and makes the head grow to twice its normal size, Rocky showed a remarkable display of courage in the face of inevitable death. The movie "Mask" (1985) was made about him, with Eric Stoltz playing the role of the teenaged Rocky, and Cher playing the role of his mother, Rusty. Rocky was the son of Roy Dennis and Florence "Rusty" Tullis. Rocky was the second...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Craniodiaphyseal dysplasia Donated to medical science, Body donated to UCLA medical research.
Benton, Samuel b. October 18, 1820 d. July 28, 1864 Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. A nephew of Senator Thomas Hart Benton, he was probably born in Williamson County, Tennessee. In early life he taught school, later setting in Holly Springs, Mississippi, where he became a prominent lawyer and politician. Benton represented Marshall County in the State Legislature in the Secession Convention of 1861, which led Mississippi out of the Union. Entering the Civil War as a Captain in the old 9th Mississippi, a twelve-month regiment, he was...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Patterson) Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs (Marshall County), Marshall County, Mississippi, USA
Stritch, Elaine b. February 2, 1925 d. July 17, 2014 American Actress and Singer. Stritch, the youngest of three girls and the only one to enter show business, spent 12 years at the Sacred Heart Catholic Girls School, and in 1944, when she arrived in New York, lived in a convent while taking drama classes. In 1946, she made her Broadway debut in the comedy 'Loco'. Among other Broadway credits include her Tony Award nominated roles in 'Bus Stop' (1955), 'Sail Away' (1961), 'Company' (1970), the 1996 revival of the play 'A Delicate Balance' and...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Roche, Eugene b. September 22, 1928 d. July 28, 2004 Actor. Known as the "Ajax man" in television commercials, but was best loved as the characters he played on some of televisions most memorable shows. He played 'Pinky Peterson' in "All in the Family," the landlord in "Webster," attorney 'E. Ronald Mallu' on "Soap," newspaper editor Harry Burns on "Perfect Strangers" and wise cracking private eye 'Luther Gillis' on "Magnum P.I." In 1971 he played likeable POW 'Edgar Derby' in the "Slaughterhouse-Five." His character picks up a porcelain figure...[Read More] (Bio by: Allcalmap) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Stanton, Gail b. November 19, 1954 d. November 21, 1996 Actress, Model. Born Brenda Stone in Memphis, Tennessee, she was Playboy Magazine's Playmate of the Month for June 1978. The daughter of a Southern Baptist church deacon, she changed her name to Gail Stanton so that she would not embarrass her father. A former high school cheerleader and homecoming queen, Stanton began her modeling career when she posed nude for Playboy Magazine's April 1977 pictorial, "The Girls of the New South." She also did promotional spots for Anheuser-Busch, was Miss...[Read More] Memphis Memory Gardens, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Dressler, Marie b. November 9, 1869 d. July 28, 1934 Actress. Born Leila Koerber on Ontario, Canada, she made her first public appearance at the age of five when she appeared as "Cupid" on a pedestal in a church theatrical performance. She wrote in her memoirs that she was instructed by her father to remain still, but she claims that the stool didn't and subsequently she fell into the arms of another performer to the howling delight of the audience. She claims that that moment was when she became 'bit by the acting bug'. She joined with a...[Read More] (Bio by: Patrick R) Cause of death: Cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Benediction
Waite, Ralph b. June 22, 1928 d. February 13, 2014 Actor. He will be best remembered for playing 'John Walton', patriarch of the family in the TV series "The Waltons" (1972 to 1981). Following high school, he served with the United States Marine Corps shortly after World War II. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bucknell University and later attended Yale's Divinity School which resulted in his being ordained a Presbyterian minister. He landed a position as a religious editor for the publisher Harper and Row and took an interest in...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Section 7, Lot 911-A
Brown, Joe (Joseph Evan) E. b. July 28, 1892 d. July 6, 1973 Actor, Comedian. Born in Holgate, Ohio, he exhibited natural athletic ability as a boy, and joined a tumbling act which toured and appeared with circuses and area vaudeville theaters. After spending a number of years as a youth touring and performing, he returned to Toledo, Ohio at age fourteen. He played on many Toledo amateur baseball teams as a teenager, and had a brief semiprofessional stint with Needham's All-Stars until a broken leg slowed his sports career. Offered a contract with the...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sunrise Slope, ornate marble statue/display towards the far south-west end of the section. GPS coordinates: 34.1219902, -118.2477722 (hddd.dddd)
Kennedy Onassis (Bouvier), Jacqueline Lee 'Jackie' b. July 28, 1929 d. May 19, 1994 Presidential First Lady. Wife of 35th United States President John F. Kennedy. She served as First Lady from January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963. She was a daughter of John Vernou Bouvier, III and his wife, Janet Lee. Her early years were divided between New York City and East Hampton. When in her early teens, her mother remarried Hugh D Auchincloss and the family moved to to his home near Washington, D.C. spending the summers at Newport, Rhode Island. While dubbed "the Debutante of the Year"...[Read More] (Bio by: D C McJonathan-Swarm) Cause of death: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 45 Grid U-35
Bryan, Dora b. February 7, 1923 d. July 23, 2014 Actress. Born Dora May Broadbent, she made her stage debut aged 12 before working with Ensa, the armed forces' entertainment body, during World War II. After moving to London, she was encouraged to change her surname by Noel Coward while appearing in a production of his play 'Private Lives'. She went on to play the title role in 'Hello, Dolly' on stage and made appearances in such films as 'The Blue Lamp' (1950), 'Carry On...[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!
O'Connor, Flannery (Mary) b. March 25, 1925 d. August 3, 1964 Author, Essayist. Savannah, Georgia born, Mary Flannery O’Connor was the daughter of real estate executive, Edward O’Connor and his socialite wife, Regina Cline. She was raised a Catholic in a Protestant world and would later use this experience for her work, “The Catholic Novelist in the Protestant South.” O’Connor’s father died when she was sixteen, and her mother took her back with her to the Cline’s family’s hometown of Milledgeville, Georgia. She lived with her mother and aunts while...[Read More] (Bio by: Catharine) Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA
Winter, Johnny b. February 23, 1944 d. July 16, 2014 American Musician and Producer. Winter released nearly 20 albums and earned seven Grammy nominations in his career as an iconic blues musician. When he was ten years old, he and his younger brother Edgar, who were both born with albinism, appeared on a local children's show, playing ukulele and singing Everly Brothers songs. Johnny would release his first record ‘School Day Blues' when he was 15 years old. In 1968, he was spotted by [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!
Rogan, Wilbur 'Bullet' b. July 28, 1889 d. April 4, 1967 Hall of Fame Negro Leagues Baseball Player. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he didn't begin his Negro leagues career until age 30, joining the Kansas City Monarchs as a pitcher in 1920, after spending nearly a decade playing on US Army teams. For seventeen seasons with the Kansas City Monarchs (1920-38), he compiled a record of 116 wins, 50 loss, 132 complete games, 855 strikeouts and a 2.59 earned run average. He also played the outfield when he wasn't pitching and was a good hitter. In 1922...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Heart Ailment Blue Ridge Lawn Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Kovacs, Kippie b. January 4, 1949 d. July 28, 2001 Born the second daughter of comedian and television innovator Ernie Kovacs and his first wife Bette Wilcox. When the Kovacs' marriage disintegrated, Kovacs fought for custody of his daughters and in extremely unusual move at the time, his petition was granted. The courts awarded Kovacs full custody of his children, possibly due to allegations of Wilcox's instability. Little Bette was three, Kippie eighteen months when their...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Remembrance, Lot 949, G-2
Quintanilla-Perez, Selena b. April 16, 1971 d. March 31, 1995 Tejano Singer. A Hispanic singing idol, she was murdered at age 23 at the Days Inn, Room 158, in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was the Grammy winning queen of Tejano music and sold more than 1.5 million records. Born in Lake Jackson, Texas, her father, Abraham Quintanilla, was a respected Latino musician who played with a group called Los Dinos. By the time she was ten years old, Selena would join Los Dinos, singing with the group. Although English was her native language, she sang almost...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Murdered Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA Plot: Section LL