Kennedy, John Fitzgerald b. May 29, 1917 d. November 22, 1963 35th US President. He served as the US President from January 20, 1961 until November 22, 1963, when he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. At the age of 43, he was the youngest to have been elected to the office, the second-youngest president (after Theodore Roosevelt), the only non-Protestant president, and the first person born in the 20th century to serve as president. The second of nine children, he was born into a wealthy Irish-Catholic family. His father, Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr., was...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 45 Grid U-35 GPS coordinates: 38.8815498, -77.0714569 (hddd.dddd)
George, Chief. Dan b. July 24, 1899 d. September 23, 1981 Indian Actor, Tribal Chief, author, humanitarian. A native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Chief Dan George was Chief of the Squamish Band of the Salish Indian Tribe of Burrard Inlet, British Columbia, and a highly respected actor of both American actors and Canadian actors. Born 'Geswanouth Slahhot,' George had also worked as a logger, longshoreman, construction worker, and a school bus driver. In 1960, George began his acting career when he auditioned for the part of 'Old Antoine' for...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Burrard Cemetery, North Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Sadecki, Ray b. December 26, 1940 d. November 17, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. For eighteen seasons (1960 to 1977), he was a left-handed pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals and Milwaukee Brewers. Born Raymond Michael Sadecki, he attended Bishop Ward High School in Kansas and made his initial impression on the baseball diamond during this period. Signed by the Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1958, he marked his Major League debut on May 19, 1960. He secured a spot...[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!
Nichols (Peschkowsky), Mike (Mikhail Igor) b. November 6, 1931 d. November 19, 2014 Director, Producer, Writer. Nichols, who was one of a very few to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony in his lifetime, was born Michael Igor Peschkowsky, and came to the United States when he was 7 years old, when his family escaped Nazi Germany. He pursued theater while attending the University of Chicago in the early 1950s, when he joined the improv group the Compass Players and met actress Elaine May. They became a successful comedy duo, appearing in nightclubs and on television...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Tippit, J.D. b. September 18, 1924 d. November 22, 1963 The Dallas Police officer allegedly killed by Lee Harvey Oswald on the day of the Kennedy assassination. Evidence fully indicates that Lee Harvey Oswald killed officer Tippit, but since Oswald was never brought to trial, it remains only an allegation. Born J. D. Tippit in Clarksville, Texas, the oldest of six children to Edgar Lee Tippit, a sharecropper cotton farmer and his wife, Lizzie Mae Rush. The initials J. D. were given to him by his father as a first name, and do not stand for...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA Plot: Section 62, Lot 1, Space 7
Alzado, Lyle Martin b. April 3, 1949 d. May 14, 1992 Professional Football Player. He played for the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Raiders. A true defensive standout for the Broncos, he was the first Yankton (South Dakota) College player ever drafted by the NFL and was a two-time All-Conference pick. From those humble beginnings, his combination of quickness and strength provided him with the pass-rushing skills to start with the Broncos in 1971. His 4.75 40-yard dash time, coupled with his tremendous strength (he once had 27...[Read More] Cause of death: Brain cancer brought on by excessive steroid use River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA GPS coordinates: 45.4631882, -122.6731033 (hddd.dddd)
Strassman, Marcia b. April 28, 1948 d. October 25, 2014 Actress. She will be best remembered for playing 'Julie Kotter' in the TV series "Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975 to 1979). Raised in New Jersey, she began modeling while a child and by the age of sixteen, she appeared in an episode of "The Patty Duke Show" (1964). This led to her succeeding Liza Minnelli in the off-Broadway production "Best Foot Forward". In addition during this period, she experienced a small amount of success recording a few records, among them "The Flower Children" (1967). She...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Her ashes were given to her daughter.
Davis, Shannon L. b. September 1, 1954 d. July 23, 1980 Murder Victim. She was an heir to Toledo's Mohr Brothers Pop Bottling fortune. She met and fell in love with David Richard Davis, and was killed in an apparent horse riding accident in Hillsdale, Michigan. Later it was determined after her body had been exhumed that a powerful horse tranquilizer was found in her tissue. This led investigators to determine that her husband David Davis had murdered his wife for insurance monies. David Davis was found guilty of murder and sits in a Michigan prison...[Read More] Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Hutchence, Michael Kelland [cenotaph] b. January 22, 1960 d. November 22, 1997 Singer, songwriter, 1980's pop culture icon. He was the doe-eyed front man for the popular 1980s New Wave rock band, INXS ("In Excess"). Born to Kelland and Patricia Kennedy Hutchence at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Hutchence lived most of his early years in Hong Kong, where his father worked for an Australian trading company. The young Michael was an athletic swimmer and showed a precocious interest in poetry and music. At the age of 8, he made...[Read More] (Bio by: Kathy Riley Williams) Cause of death: Suicide Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
West, Mae (Mary Jane) b. August 17, 1893 d. November 22, 1980 Legendary Entertainer, Actress. She made her theatrical debut at age 7 for an Elks-sponsored amateur talent contest on the stage of a local vaudeville theater; the award she received for her effort, a gold medal, set the tone for a lifetime of winning appearances. Soon she would achieve professional status performing roles as Little Nell and Huck Finn’s girl Becky Thatcher with stock companies. While playing a vaudeville date, she met song & dance man Frank Wallace. The two formed an act, and...[Read More] Cause of death: Complications from stroke Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Thomas (Jacobs), Danny (Amos) b. January 6, 1912 d. February 6, 1991 Actor, Singer, Producer. His career began as a nightclub comedian with a brief fling in the movies. His greatest success was achieved in television starring in long run sitcom's then a producer responsible for such shows as...Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Gomer Pyle and the Mod Squad. However, his show business career pales in comparison to his role as Humanitarian. As a young man, he embraced as his patron saint, St Jude Thaddeus, one attributed to lost or impossible causes...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Saint Jude Hospital Grounds, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Danny and Rose Marie Thomas Memorial Garden GPS coordinates: 35.1526413, -90.0442429 (hddd.dddd)
Ruffin, Jimmy Lee b. May 7, 1936 d. November 17, 2014 Singer. He was best known for his 1966 hit "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted". His singing career began with the gospel group, the Dixie Nightingales. In 1961 he became a part of the Motown Record label. While at Motown he had a string of hits, after "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" he launched "I've Passed This Way Before" and "Gonna Give Her All the Love I Got". In 1980 he staged a comeback with his hit, "Hold on to My Love". In 2012 he released a compilation album titled, "There...[Read More] (Bio by: Babe) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Garland (Gumm), Judy (Frances Ethel) b. June 10, 1922 d. June 22, 1969 Considered by many to be the 'World's Greatest Entertainer,' Judy Garland began performing at the age of two and a half. From 1924-1935 she and her older sisters performed as a singing trio that toured all over the country. In 1935, the group split up due to marriage by the oldest sister in the group. This was not exactly unwelcome news, since reviews of the trio always singled out the youngest, Judy, with lofty praise. She was billed as "the little girl with the big voice," and soon drew...[Read More] (Bio by: Eric Hemphill) Cause of death: Accidental Overdose Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Unit 9, alcove HH, crypt 31
Schell, Maximilian b. December 8, 1930 d. February 1, 2014 Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer and Director. He is best remembered for his role as 'Hans Rolfe' in the 1961 film "Judgment at Nuremburg," for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. His father was a Swiss poet, novelist, playwright and pharmacy owner and his mother was an actress who ran an acting school. In 1938 when he was 7 years old, his family fled Vienna, Austria after the Anschluss, when Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany, and they resettled in Zurich, Switzerland. He grew up...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Preitenegg Cemetery, Preitenegg, Wolfsberg Bezirk, Carinthia (Kärnten), Austria Plot: Buried near his sister Maria Schell.
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 Mata) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
Dangerfield (Cohen), Rodney (Jacob) b. November 22, 1921 d. October 5, 2004 Actor, Comedian. Born Jacob Cohen, a native of Long Island, New York, he was fortunate to have two starts in the show business industry. His first was in the 1940s appearing in the "Borscht Belt" resorts in the Catskill Mountains of New York state where he wrote jokes, was a singing waiter and did a stand up act under the name of Jack Roy. He struggled until he decided to leave the business to earn a stable living as aluminum siding salesman and a house painter. He would later return in the...[Read More] (Bio by: Allcalmap) Cause of death: Complications following heart surgery Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Hoffman, Philip Seymour b. July 23, 1967 d. February 2, 2014 Actor, Producer, and Director. He is probably best remembered for his portrayal of author Truman Capote in the biographical film "Capote" (2005), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Born in the Rochester suburb of Fairport, New York, his father worked as an executive for Xerox Corporation and his mother was an elementary school teacher before becoming a lawyer and eventually a family court judge. When he was nine years old, his parents divorced and he was raised primarily by his...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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