Byrnes, Steve (Steven Patrick) b. April 14, 1959 d. April 21, 2015 American Television Announcer and Producer. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in New Carrolton, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Maryland in 1981. He began his career after graduation as a sports producer, covering several NFL teams. In 1985, Byrnes began his involvement with auto racing, including most prominently, NASCAR; in 2001, Byrnes began working with NASCAR on Fox as a pit reporter, and later became the host of Fox Sports 1's studio show NASCAR Race Hub. He began...[Read More] Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Gordon, Claire b. January 16, 1941 d. April 13, 2015 Actress. A stunning, perky blonde, she was often cast in light, comedic roles on British TV, films and stage. Her father was a physician, her mother had an association with the entertainment industry as a make-up artist for Max Factor, Claire marked her stage debut at the age of thirteen in a production of "The Refusal" in 1954. This was followed by an engagement in the play "The Darling Buds of May" on London's West End. She caught the attention of a photographer which led to her film debut...[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)
Costello, Lou (Louis Francis Cristillo) b. March 6, 1906 d. March 3, 1959 Actor, Comedian. He is best remembered for his partnership with Bud Abbott. Currently, he and Bud Abbott are the only non-sports figures honored in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, for their famous "Who's on First" routine. He tried to mention his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey, in virtually every television show and movie. Born Louis Francis Cristillo in Paterson, he began work at MGM and Warner...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Heart Attack Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 354 GPS coordinates: 34.0285301, -118.1780396 (hddd.dddd)
Lopes, Lisa 'Left Eye' b. May 27, 1971 d. April 25, 2002 Pop Musician. She was a member of the pop music group “TLC” which she formed with Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins in 1992. The released three albums during their tenure, 1992’s "Oooooooh...On the TLC Tip”, 1994’s "CrazySexyCool," (which brought them mainstream success with the popularity of the hit song "Waterfalls”), and 1999’s "FanMail", which topped the United States pop album charts for five weeks, and generated eight Grammy Award nominations. That year they ended up...[Read More] Hillandale Memorial Gardens, Lithonia, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Rogers, Ginger b. July 16, 1911 d. April 25, 1995 Actress, Singer. Born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri, she was given the name "Ginger" by her cousin, who could not pronounce "Virginia" correctly. After her family moved to Texas when she was a toddler, her parents divorced, and her father died when she was 11. She then moved with her mother to her grandparents' home in Kansas City, Missouri, where she was raised. Her mother went to Hollywood, California in search of work as a screenwriter, and quickly found a job there...[Read More] Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA GPS coordinates: 34.2517090, -118.6185532 (hddd.dddd)
Nimoy, Leonard b. March 26, 1931 d. February 27, 2015 American Actor. He will forever be remembered as Mr. Spock from the 'Star Trek' franchise. After serving in the Army from 1953-55, he appeared in small roles in a few films, but mostly found roles in TV series, appearing in episodes of 'Dragnet', 'Sea Hunt', 'Bonanza', 'Wagon Train', 'Rawhide', 'The Twilight Zone', 'The Untouchables', 'The Outer Limits', 'Get Smart' and 'Gunsmoke' before being spotted by 'Star Trek' creator ...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Solomon, Block 4, Space 10
Abbott, Bud b. October 2, 1895 d. April 24, 1974 Actor, Comedian. He is best remembered for his partnership with Lou Costello that formed the highly successful "Abbott and Costello" comedy team. Born William Alexander Abbott in Asbury Park, New Jersey, he worked in carnivals while still a child, and dropped out of school in 1909. He worked for awhile as a treasurer for the Casino Theater in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, and then for other theaters around the country...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean
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
Powers, Ben b. July 5, 1950 d. April 6, 2015 Actor. He will be best remembered from playing 'Keith Anderson' in the TV series "Good Times" (1979). Born Alton Adelbert Powers, he was raised in Providence Rhode Island by his older siblings. He became interested in performing and sang in a choir at a local church. He enrolled at Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied Art and later initiated his acting career at the Trinity Repertory Theatre. This led to his TV debut in a 1975 episode of the PBS program "Great Performances" titled "...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Cremated remains retained by family.
Earp, Wyatt (Wyatt Berry Stapp) b. March 19, 1848 d. January 13, 1929 American Frontier Law Officer. Born in Monmouth, Illinois, he grew up on a farm in Iowa. He moved with his parents in 1864 to California. His early youth found him working as a stagecoach driver, buffalo hunter and then as a police officer in Wichita, Kansas. On to Dodge City, Kansas where he established his reputation as a lawman and gambler. His first wife died and a second marriage failed. On to Tombstone, Arizona where he acquired the gambling concession at the Oriental Saloon. He...[Read More] Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA GPS coordinates: 37.6758308, -122.4533691 (hddd.dddd)
King, Albert Nelson b. April 25, 1923 d. December 21, 1992 Blues Musician. A master blues guitarist and inventor of "Blues Power", he is famous for playing a Gibson Flying-V guitar and singing such great blues hits as "Born Under a Bad Sign", "Crosscut Saw", "I'll Play the Blues For You", "As the Years Go Passing By" and hundreds more. He was a major influence on artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and many other blues/rock guitarists. He died in Memphis, Tennessee which was his home when he was not on the road performing, which he did...[Read More] Cause of death: Heart attack Paradise Gardens Cemetery, Edmondson, Crittenden County, Arkansas, USA
Sledge, Percy b. November 25, 1941 d. April 14, 2015 American R&B and Soul Singer. Born Percy Tyrone Sledge, he is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 pop and soul hit in 1966. It was awarded a million-selling, Gold-certified disc from the RIAA. Having previously worked as a hospital nurse in the early 1960s, he achieved his strongest success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a series of emotional soul songs. In later years, Percy received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Career Achievement Award. He was inducted...[Read More] Heavenly Gates Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Presley, Gladys Love b. April 25, 1912 d. August 14, 1958 Mother of Elvis Presley. She was born in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Her parents were Robert Lee Smith and Octavia Luvenia "Doll" Mansell. Gladys' mother Doll, gave birth to nine children. Octavia was bedridden most of her life, dying at 59 from tuberculosis. Her father Robert, was a cotton farmer and would occasionally pick up odd jobs to support his large family. In his fifties, he died suddenly of pneumonia, leaving Gladys then 19 to work in Tupelo as a seamstress to help support the...[Read More] (Bio by: Jane Stacy Eubanks) Cause of death: Heart failure Graceland Mansion Estates, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Holliday, Dr. John (John Henry) Henry 'Doc' b. August 14, 1851 d. November 8, 1887 Western Folk Figure. A gunfighter and professional gambler, he is remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the notorious Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona that resulted in the killing of three members of the Cochise County Cowboys, a loosely associated group of outlaw cowboys in Pima and Cochise County in the Arizona Territory. Born in Griffin, Georgia his father served in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, and taught him how to shoot. In...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Pioneer Cemetery, Glenwood Springs, Garfield County, Colorado, USA
Wilson, Don b. September 1, 1900 d. April 25, 1982 Actor. He appeared in the films "The Mouse That Jack Built" (1959), "Niagara" (1953), "The Senator Was Indiscreet" (1947), "Dick Tracy" (1945), "Swing It Soldier" (1941), "Hollywood Goes To Town" (1938), "Meet The Missus" (1937), "Broadway Melody Of 1936" (1935) and "Riders Of The Cactus" (1931). He appeared in the television shows "Batman" (1966-1968), "Death Valley Days" (1952-1975) and "Screen Directors Playhouse" (1955-1956). Wilson is best known as the radio announcer for comedian [Read More] (Bio by: K) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes were scattered in the desert
George, Cardinal. Francis Eugene b. January 16, 1937 d. April 17, 2015 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a janitor, Chicago born Francis Eugene George contracted polio at the age of thirteen and due to a developed limp was rejected by Chicago's archdiocesan seminary, leading him to join the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1957. Making his solemn profession the following year, he underwent studies at at St. Henry's Preparatory Seminary of Belleville; Pine Hills Scholasticate in Ottawa, Canada; the University of Ottawa; the Catholic University of America of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: George Family Plot
Rogers (Slye), Roy (Leonard Franklin) b. November 5, 1911 d. July 6, 1998 Actor, Singer. He was born Leonard Franklin Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio to a musical family. His father played guitar and his Kentucky-born mother was a singer. Leonard grew up in Duck Run, Ohio a little town near Portsmouth. He quit high school after two years forced to work in a shoe factory to help support his family. At nineteen, he moved to California and formed a band which became known as the Sons of The Pioneers. Soon, they were on the radio and with the songwriting of Bob Nolan a...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County, California, USA GPS coordinates: 34.5569916, -117.1429367 (hddd.dddd)
Fitzgerald, Ella b. April 25, 1918 d. June 15, 1996 The most celebrated jazz singer of her generation, Ella Fitzgerald was known as the First Lady of Jazz (or Song), for her ability to perform with virtuosity rivaling that of the greatest instrumentalists. She was born to unmarried parents, and before Ella was a year old her father William Fitzgerald, a wagon driver left the family. Ella Fitzgerald loved to sing and dance. She learned to sing by imitating the vocal stylings she heard on the radio and records, especially those of [Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sunset Memorial Garden Mausoleum, Second Floor, Sanctuary of the Bells, Crypt 1063
Faulkner, William b. September 25, 1897 d. July 6, 1962 Author, Nobel Prize Winner. Born William Cuthbert Falkner he was the oldest child of Murray Falkner and his wife Maud Butler. His father held different jobs until he was ultimately offered an administrative position at the University of Mississippi which he held for most of his working life. Faulkner came from a family of some repute in Mississippi. His great grandfather was Confederate Civil War Colonel William Clark Falkner who was a well known figure in the state and for whom the town of...[Read More] (Bio by: Catharine) Cause of death: Thrombosis Oxford Memorial Cemetery, Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, USA