Vaughan, Stevie Ray b. October 3, 1954 d. August 27, 1990 Rock/Blues Musician. Born in Dallas, Texas, he was part of a musical family. His elder brother Jimmie, the guitarist in the group ‘The Fabulous Thunderbirds’, introduced his younger brother to rock and blues via his record collection. Stevie Ray Vaughan came to appreciate guitarists such as B.B. King, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and many others, by listening to their recordings. He learned to play by borrowing brother Jimmie's guitar and following him to his concerts. By 1975...[Read More] (Bio by: Daniel L. Taylor Sr.) Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA Plot: Vaughan Estates
Hill, Steven b. February 24, 1922 d. August 23, 2016 Actor. Born Solomon Krakovsky, he was best known for playing the district attorney Adam Schiff on the NBC drama series "Law and Order" from 1990 to 2000. His other well known role was of Dan Briggs, the original team leader on the CBS series "Mission: Impossible" from 1966 to 1967. He served four years in the United States Naval Reserve. After his naval service, he decided to pursue an acting career. He made his acting debut in the 1946 Broadway play "A Flag is Born". In 1949 he made his...[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!
Biegger, Jeanne (Dorothy Jean) b. March 27, 1927 d. August 24, 2016 American Model and Actress. The former beauty queen and model will best be remembered for being the second wife of legendary entertainer Dean Martin. Born Dorothy Jean Biegger, she began modeling in Miami and was voted Orange Bowl queen in 1947. The following year, she went to the Beachcomber Club in Miami to see a New Year’s Eve show starring Martin and Jerry Lewis. A week after Martin was granted a divorce from first...[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!
Vessey Jr., John William b. June 29, 1922 d. August 18, 2016 US Army General. A four-star general, he served as the tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during the Administration of President Ronald W. Reagan from June 18, 1982 until September 30, 1985. While still in high school, at the age of sixteen, he enlisted with the Minnesota National Guard and in 1941, he was called to active duty. Assigned to the 34th Infantry Division, he saw action in North Africa and Italy and experienced his first battle commission, when he directed artillery fire...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota, USA Plot: Section C, Grave 1
Allen, Gracie b. July 26, 1896 d. August 27, 1964 Comedienne, Actress. The wife of George Burns, for more than 30 years she appeared on radio, television, and film, playing a single scatterbrained character, with her husband playing opposite as the straight man. She was born Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen in San Francisco to George and Margaret Allen joining a family consisting of three sisters and a brother. George Allen was a song and dance man who...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cause of death: Heart attack Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Freedom Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Heritage, Space 20360
Martin Jr., Dean Paul b. November 17, 1951 d. March 21, 1987 Actor, Entertainer. Born in Santa Monica, California, he was the son of actor and singer Dean Martin (his 5th of 7 children) and his 2nd wife Jeanne Biegger Martin (her oldest child). As a youth, he was encouraged toward a singing career and at age 13 he joined Desi Arnaz Jr. and Billy Hinsche to form the rock group Dino, Desi, & Billy, which had a few minor hits in the US between 1965 and 1968, including "I'm a Fool" (1965), landing in the Top 30 twice. Afterwards, he became a moderately...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Crashed his fighter jet Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section 419, grave P-28
Epstein, Brian b. September 19, 1934 d. August 27, 1967 Music Businessman. He gamed fame and notoriety as the manager of the seminal and popular rock music band "The Beatles". Born in Liverpool, England, he was managing the record department in his father's furniture store when he discovered the Beatles playing only a few streets away in the Cavern Club. A failed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art actor, he used his natural flair to smarten up the Beatles' image to make them more accessible to a larger audience. While criticized now for his lack of...[Read More] Cause of death: Accidental overdose Everton Cemetery, Everton, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England Plot: Jewish burial ground
Montgomery, George b. August 27, 1916 d. December 12, 2000 Actor, Director, Writer, and Artist. As a young adult he traveled to Hollywood where he quickly signed with Republic Pictures, making many movies with them. Later, he went to 20th Century Fox, again staring in many films. His film career spans some 90+ movies and many television programs, including staring in the Cimarron City tv series. He was a talented artist who created sculptures of other stars, including John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. He was a gifted painter and is also known for his...[Read More] (Bio by: Octagon) Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA
Martin (Crocetti), Dean (Dino Paul) b. June 7, 1917 d. December 25, 1995 Legendary Singer, Actor, and Comedian. Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Stuebenville, Ohio. Before achieving stardom, he performed various job duties, some of which were as a steelmill worker, a service station attendant, a gambler, and he also tried to be a professional boxer. As a boxer, he fought under the name of "Kid Crochet." When asked about his boxing career, he said that he had won "all" but 11 of his 12 bouts. In 1946 his life would change forever when he met a very hard working young up-...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul Duncan) Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sanctuary of Love, left side GPS coordinates: 34.0586891, -118.4406662 (hddd.dddd)
Riley, Jack b. December 30, 1935 d. August 19, 2016 Actor. Born John A. Riley Jr., he was best known for playing the neurotic patient Elliot Carlin on the 1970s sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show. After attending Saint Ignatius High School and John Carroll University, he served in the United States Army. Upon being discharged, he became a popular radio personality in Cleveland, Ohio doing a show with his radio partner and "straight man" Jeff Baxter. The Baxter & Riley Show on WERE (1300 AM) featured not only music but comedy sketches and a slew of...[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!
Bell, Juan b. March 29, 1968 d. August 24, 2016 Major League Baseball Player. For seven seasons (1989 to 1995), he played at the second base and shortstop positions with the Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox. Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1984, he would be dealt to the Baltimore Orioles in a trade with sent Hall of Fame player Eddie Murray to the Dodgers in late 1988. He made his Major League debut as a late season call up on September 6, 1989...[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!
Raye, Martha b. August 27, 1916 d. October 19, 1994 Entertainer, Actress. Born Margaret Yvonne Teresa Reed, she joined her parents’ vaudeville act at three years old. The singer, dancer, actress, comedienne performed on Broadway, in movies and on television. Beginning in 1942, she entertained American troops through World War II, Korea and Viet Nam. For nine years she made trips to Viet Nam, sometimes staying up to six months at a time and often using her training as a nurse to help with the wounded. She was made an honorary member of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Melanie) Cause of death: Natural causes Fort Bragg Main Post Cemetery, Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA Plot: Row 28, Grave 780-B
Ball, Lucille b. August 6, 1911 d. April 26, 1989 Legendary comedic actress, best known for the title role in the hit television sitcom of the 1950's "I Love Lucy." She was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. Intent on becoming an actress, she left high school at age 15, and tried unsuccessfully to get into drama school in New York City. Undaunted, Ball took a job as a waitress while trying for jobs in modeling and in chorus lines of Broadway shows. Moderately successful in these pursuits, she was chosen to be...[Read More] (Bio by: Edward Parsons) Cause of death: Ruptured aorta after heart surgery Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, USA Plot: Highland section GPS coordinates: 42.1120377, -79.2385101 (hddd.dddd)
Blocker, Dan (Bobby Dan) b. December 10, 1928 d. May 13, 1972 Actor. He is best remembered for his role of ‘Hoss Cartwright' in the TV series, "Bonanza," which ran from 1959 to 1972. Born in Bowie County, Texas, he entered the movie and television field in 1955 with his first role in the film, "Hook a Crook" (1955). He began taking small cameo roles on television, in such programs (mostly westerns) as "Gunsmoke," "Playhouse 90," "Cheyenne," "Tales of Wells Fargo," "The Restless Gun," "Maverick," "The Rifleman," and "Zane Grey Theater." He continued to...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Pulmonary embolisim Woodmen Cemetery, De Kalb, Bowie County, Texas, USA
Morris, Greg b. September 27, 1934 d. August 27, 1996 Actor. He is best remembered for his role of Barney Collier, the quiet and talented technical genius, in the television series "Mission: Impossible" (1966-1973). Born Francis Gregory Alan Morris in Cleveland, Ohio, he began his acting career making guest appearances on such television shows as The Twilight Zone and Ben Casey. In September 1959, he married Leona Keyes; they would have three children before their divorce in 1995. In 1966, he became a regular on the television series, "Mission:...[Read More] (Bio by: Find A Grave) Cause of death: Cancer Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Chaney, Lon (Leonidas Frank) b. April 1, 1883 d. August 26, 1930 Actor. He moved from the stage to the screen in 1912, gradually getting more important parts, until his work in the 1919 film 'The Miracle Worker' established his reputation as one of the best character actors in Hollywood. Four years later, in 1923, his reputation increased even more with the release of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' in which he played Quasimodo. He was no longer regarded as a mere character actor but a major star in his own right. For many of his films, his appearance was...[Read More] (Bio by: Carrie-Anne) Cause of death: Cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Meditation, C-6407 [unmarked]
Garner (Bumgarner), James (James Scott) 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!
Hill, Dana b. May 6, 1964 d. July 15, 1996 Actress. Born Dana Goetz in Los Angeles, California, her father was a director of commercials, and procured her first job for her. To get roles on her own merit and not because of her father, she took her mother's maiden-name, Hill, as her professional name. She soon graduated from commercials to guest spots on popular television shows such as "Family," and by 1981 was appearing as regular cast member of CBS', "The Two of Us." Diagnosed with childhood diabetes, which impeded her growth, she...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul Austin) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Earnhardt Sr., Dale (Ralph Dale) b. April 29, 1951 d. February 18, 2001 Race Car Driver. Born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, to Ralph Lee and Martha Coleman Earnhardt, who was then one of the best short-track drivers in North Carolina. Known to the world as Dale, he would not be persuaded to give up his dream of racing, dropping out of school to race. In May 1975, Dale made his stock car racing debut, finishing 22nd in the World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In 1978, Dale's racing caught the attention of Rod Osterlund, a racing sponsor based in California. After...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Cause of death: Racing accident Earnhardt Estate, Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA