Williams, Robin b. July 21, 1951 d. August 11, 2014 Actor, Comedian. Born Robin McLaurin Williams in Chicago and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, he was the privileged son of a Detroit auto executive. His family later moved to Woodacre, California, where he attended Redwood High School. He studied at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, then attained a full scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York City. In between Claremont and Juilliard, he attended the College of Marin for theatre. In 1978, Williams was cast in an...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
Bacall (Perske), Lauren (Betty Joan) b. September 16, 1924 d. August 12, 2014 American Actress. Born Betty Joan Perske, she took lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York while working as a theatre usher and as a part-time fashion model. In 1942, she made her acting debut on Broadway as a walk-on in 'Johnny 2 X 4'. Howard Hawks' wife Nancy spotted her on a magazine cover and urged him to have her take a screen test. Hawks signed her up to a seven-year personal contract which paid $100 a week, brought her to Hollywood, began to manage her career and...[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!
Nelson, Ed b. December 21, 1928 d. August 9, 2014 American Actor. Nelson was a prolific actor who became a familiar face to television audiences over 40 years, notably as a star of the prime-time soap opera 'Peyton Place'. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, but left after two years to study acting in New York City. He returned to his hometown to work in local television before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He served in the Navy as a radioman on the light cruiser Dayton. His television career began in the mid-...[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!
Cabot, Sebastian b. July 6, 1918 d. August 22, 1977 Actor. Born Charles Sebastian Thomas Cabot in London. He worked both as a mechanic and a chauffer before making his uncredited screen debut in 1935's 'Foreign Affaires .' He won a steady string of bit roles for the next ten years before landing the prominent role of Iago in 1946's 'Othello.' The following year he relocated to the United States where he appeared in such films as 'Ivanhoe' in 1952, 'Kismet' in 1955, 'The Time Machine' in 1960, and 'The Family Jewels' in 1965. The following year...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Stroke Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: In the large urn garden (in front of the office) His ashes are in the top row, nine from right
MacKay, Jeffrey Neill 'Jeff' b. October 20, 1948 d. August 22, 2008 Actor. He was the cousin of actor Robert Redford, who helped him get his Screen Actors Guild Card. He made his feature movie debut in "Hot Summer in Barefoot County" (1974). His other film credits include "The Brass Ring" (1975), "All the President's Men" (1976), "Songwriter" (1984), "Frame Up" (1991) and "Frame Up II" (1994). He had his biggest success on the small screen with his roles as Lieutenant Don French on the series "Black Sheep Squadron", Lieutenant Mac McReynolds on the series "...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Kyle Cemetery, Kyle, Hays County, Texas, USA
Burns, Marilyn b. May 7, 1950 d. August 5, 2014 American Actress. Burns, who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Drama, made her first film appearance in the Robert Altman movie 'Brewster McCloud' (1970). She appeared in small parts in other films, but her breakout came in 1974 when she landed the lead role of Sally Hardesty in Tobe Hooper's cult classic 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre', which remains her most memorable role. She followed...[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!
Bogart, Humphrey DeForest b. December 25, 1899 d. January 14, 1957 Actor. Widely regarded as an American culture icon, he is probably best remembered for his legendary films "High Sierra" (1941, with Ida Lupino), "The Maltese Falcon" (1941, with Mary Astor), "Casablanca" (1942, with Ingrid Bergman), "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948, with Walter Huston), "The African Queen" (1951, with Katharine Hepburn, for which he won his only Academy Award for Best Actor), and "The Caine Mutiny" (1954, with Jose Ferrer). During a film career of almost 30 years, he...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Memory, Columbarium of Eternal Light (Locked area. Not accessible to the general public).
Temple, Shirley b. April 23, 1928 d. February 10, 2014 Actress, US Ambassador. An icon of American Cinema, she is perhaps the most successful child film star in movie history. Her father was a banker, she started taking dancing lessons at the age of three. Her first experience in pictures happened when she was chosen to appear in a series of films called "Baby Burlesks", in which she was to imitate the top female stars of the time, among them Marlene Dietrich. She caught the attention of movie audiences and captured their hearts with a dance number...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Lumpe, Jerry b. June 2, 1933 d. August 16, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. For twelve seasons (1956 to 1967), he played at the second base, third base and shortstop positions with the New York Yankees, Kansas City Athletics and Detroit Tigers. He attended high school in Warsaw, Missouri and during this period, he participated in both basketball and baseball. He continued his athletics at Southwest Missouri State University and was a member of two NAIA National Championship teams. He chose to pursue a professional baseball career and was...[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!
Walker, Paul b. September 12, 1973 d. November 30, 2013 American Actor. Walker, who will best be remembered for his role as Brian O'Conner in the blockbuster action 'Fast & Furious' films, began his career on the small screen with a commercial for diapers when he was 2 years old. He went on to appear in TV shows such as 'Highway to Heaven', 'Throb', 'Charles in Charge', 'Who's the Boss?' and 'Touched By An Angel'. His first movie role was in 'Meet the Deedles' (1998) followed by supporting roles in 'Pleasantville' (1998), 'Varsity Blues' (1999), '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cause of death: Car accident Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Liberty, Gardens of Heritage, Lot 393 GPS coordinates: 34.1441307, -118.3161392 (hddd.dddd)
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.
Dewhurst, Colleen b. June 3, 1926 d. August 22, 1991 Actress. Appeared in motion pictures and in the theatre. Born in Canada, raised in United States since the age of 13, she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She played in a few movies in the cinema and she is best remembered for her work on TV series "Anne of Green Gables" as Marilla, and as Candice Bergen's mother in TV sitcom "Murphy Brown" which earned her two Emmy Awards, last of these, two days before her death. She was married to actor George C. Scott and her son is actor...[Read More] Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Fregosi, Jim b. April 4, 1942 d. February 14, 2014 Major League Baseball Player, Manager. For eighteen seasons (1961 to 1978), he played at the shortstop, third baseman and first baseman positions with the Los Angeles/California Angels, New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Born James Louis Fregosi, he attended Serra High School in California. During his high school years, he excelled as the team's quarterback of their football squad, in addition to broad jumping and baseball. Signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Martel, Arlene b. April 14, 1936 d. August 11, 2014 Actress. Her beauty and versatility enabled her to perform on a wide range of popular TV programs from the 1960s into the 1980s. Born Arline Gretta Sax, into poverty, she spent her early childhood living in an impoverished section of the Bronx. After her mother's employer took notice to her, she became his benefactor and was able to attend a private boarding school in Connecticut. It would be during this period, when she found her interest in acting and went on to receive the school's top award...[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!
Seeger, Pete b. May 3, 1919 d. January 27, 2014 American Singer, Songwriter and Activist. Seeger's interest in music began early. His father Charles, was a musicologist and his mother Constance, was a violin teacher; both were on the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music. He learned banjo, ukulele, and guitar by his teens and became interested in American folk-music when he was 16. He began working with noted folk archivist and field recorder Alan Lomax before traveling around the country learning rural music. He attended Harvard...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Jackson, Michael b. August 29, 1958 d. June 25, 2009 Musician, Entertainer. He was called the "King of Pop," and is best remembered for his revolutionary videos such as "Thriller" (1982), and "Dangerous" (1991), as well as two Guinness World Records: Most successful entertainer of all time (with 13 Grammy Awards, 13 Number One single hits in a solo career, and sales of over 750 million in albums worldwide), and for having the greatest selling album of all time ("Thriller"). He is also remembered for his trademark single sequined white glove, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Acute Propofol intoxication compounded by the effects of benzodiazapines or a benzodiazapine. Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Holly Terrace, Sanctuary of Ascension. This mausoleum is private and locked to the general public.
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: Colon cancer Tolochenaz Cemetery, Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland
Masloff, Sophie b. December 23, 1917 d. August 17, 2014 Mayor of Pittsburgh. A member of the Democratic Party, she served as the 56th Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1988 until 1994. She held the distinction of being the first female to hold that post, in addition to the first person of Jewish descent. Born to Romanian immigrants, her father a salesman died when Sophie was three years old, her mother made a living as a factory worker rolling cigars. After marrying at the age of twenty-one and giving birth to a daughter, Sophie fulfilled her...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Pliskover Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Bull, Richard b. June 26, 1924 d. February 3, 2014 Actor. Best remembered for his portrayal of 'Nels Oleson', the kind proprietor of Oleson's Mercantile, on the long running television series "Little House on the Prairie" (1974 to 1983) and his portrayal of 'Doc' in the television show "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1964 to 1968). In a career that spanned over 50 years, he had more than 100 credits to his name. Credits include roles in televisions shows such as "Harrigan and Son", "Mission Impossible", "Mannix", "Gomer Pyle: USMC", "The...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend