Peña, Elizabeth b. September 23, 1961 d. October 14, 2014 Actress. Peña and her family moved to Cuba and returned to the U.S. when she was nine to live in New York City. She graduated from the High School of the Performing Arts in Manhattan and appeared on stage and in commercials before landing her first film role in 'El Super' (1979). In a career that spanned four decades, among films she appeared in were 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills' (1986), 'La Bamba' (1987), 'Jacob’s Ladder' (1991), 'Dead Funny' (1994), 'Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home' (1995)...[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!
Upham, Misty b. July 6, 1982 d. October, 2014 America Actress. Upham, a Native-American who grew up in south Seattle as a member of the Balckfoot Tribe, began her career at the age of thirteen when she joined the Red Eagle Soaring community theater group and by the following year, she was writing and directing short skits and performing on tours throughout the northwest. She landed her first film role as Mrs. Blue Cloud in 'Skins' (2002) and went on to appear in other films, such as 'Frozen River' (2008, for which she received several...[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!
Haru, Sumi Sevilla b. August 25, 1939 d. October 16, 2014 American film, television and theatre actress. Haru was born Mildred Sevilla in 1939 in Orange, New Jersey. Her acting credits included “Krakatoa,” “East of Java,” “MASH,” “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “Hill Street Blues.” Haru was the author of the 2012 memoir Iron Lotus: Memoirs of Sumi Sevilla Haru. Haru served on the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) national board and was a former interim Screen Actors Guild president, the first and...[Read More] (Bio by: Ricky Eade) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Miller, Doris 'Dorie' [cenotaph] b. October 12, 1919 d. November 25, 1943 World War II Hero. The first African-American to receive the Navy Cross, awarded for his heroism during the attack on Pearl Harbor. A fullback on his high school football team, he enlisted September 16, 1939 to travel and earn money for his family. He was trained as a mess attendant at the Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia, and was serving aboard the USS West Virginia when the Japanese attacked. His Navy Cross citation reads, "For distinguished devotion to duty, extraordinary courage...[Read More] (Bio by: Thom Painter) Doris Miller Historical Memorial, East Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Reed (Rietz), Robert (John Robert) b. October 19, 1932 d. May 12, 1992 Actor. He is best remembered as playing the role of 'Kenneth Preston' on the television drama "The Defenders," that aired from 1961 to 1965 as well as the character 'Mike Brady' on the ABC television sitcom "The Brady Bunch," which aired from 1969 to 1974. Born John Robert Rietz, Jr. in Highland Park, Illinois, his father worked for the government and his mother was a homemaker. The family later moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma and later to Navasota, Texas where his father raised turkeys. As his...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Colon cancer Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Annex 6, Lot 21 GPS coordinates: 42.0583649, -87.7399292 (hddd.dddd)
Hooks, Jan b. April 23, 1957 d. October 9, 2014 ctress and Comedienne. Hooks, who began her career as a member of the Los Angeles-based comedy troupe The Groundlings, first appeared on television playing various characters on 'The Bill Tush Show' in 1978 and in the early 1980s, she landed a role on the HBO comedy series 'Not Necessarily the News' for two seasons. She had minor roles in the films 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure' (1985), 'Wildcats' (1986)), Funland' (1987) and 'Batman Returns' (1992), before being chosen to join the cast of NBC's '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Northview Cemetery, Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia, USA
Rivers (Molinsky), Joan (Joan Alexandra) b. June 8, 1933 d. September 4, 2014 Comedienne, Author, Talk Show Host. Born Joan Alexandra Molinsky, she was raised in Brooklyn, and later moved to Larchmont, New York. In the early 1950s, she attended Connecticut College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and anthropology. Early in her career, she worked at various jobs such as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center, a writer and proofreader at an advertising agency and as a fashion consultant at a high-end...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes in the possesion of her daughter Melissa.
Houston, Whitney Elizabeth b. August 9, 1963 d. February 11, 2012 Recording Artist, Actress, Entertainer. Regarded as one of the finest female vocalists of her generation, she began her musical career singing as a member of the New Hope Baptist Church junior gospel choir. She is credited with inspiring the successful musical careers of Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson among others. She was discovered at a local New York City nightclub by former Arista Records president Clive Davis, where she performed as a backup vocalist for her mother Cissy Houston...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Hauser, Tim b. December 12, 1941 d. October 16, 2014 Singer. He was a founding member of the popular vocal ensemble "The Manhattan Transfer". They enjoyed three Top-40 hits during the early 1980s, which includes their number seven placing of "Boy From New York City" (1981). Raised on New Jersey's shore, he had found his interest in music at an early age and participated in his high school's glee club while also playing baseball. During the early years of rock music and the height of doo-wop, he was exposed to a wide range of music which fueled...[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!
Bosley, Tom b. October 1, 1927 d. October 19, 2010 Actor. He will be remembered for his role as the patriarch Howard Cunningham in the popular TV series "Happy Days" (1974 to 1984). Born in Chicago, he served in the US Navy, and attended DePaul University following his return home. After becoming interested in an acting career, he studied at the Radio Institute of Chicago, and began performing on various radio programs. He made his debut on Broadway in the production "The Power and the Glory" (1958 to 1959), and began a lengthy television...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: God's Acre, 1738, space 4, next to his stepson, Thomas Carr. GPS coordinates: 34.1451302, -118.3179474 (hddd.dddd)
Greenlease Jr., Robert Cosgrove 'Bobby' b. 1947 d. September 28, 1953 On September 28, 1953, 6 year old Bobby Greenlease Jr. was attending Notre Dame de Sion, a private elemetary school at 3823 Locust Avenue in Kansas City, MO. At approximately 11:00am, a woman named Bonnie Heady came to the school and told a nun there she was Bobby's aunt, and that Bobby's mother had suffered a heart attack while shopping on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City MO. The nun released Bobby to Bonnie Heady, and together they left the school in a Toedman Cab, and went to the Katz...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Walker) Cause of death: Murdered, gunshot to head Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Plot: Abbey Mausoleum, walk in the front door, straight to the very back room with the window, on the left
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
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.
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!
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
Wayne (Morrison), John (Marion) b. May 26, 1907 d. June 11, 1979 Actor. He is noted mostly for his military and cowboy roles, and an American Icon. Fiercely patriotic and a staunch American, he represented an American ideal of rugged individualism. Politically conservative and hawkish, he was directly the opposite of many Hollywood stars, and often ridiculed for his political opinions. Born Marion Morrison in Winterset, Iowa, his family moved to southern California, where his father owned a ranch, and he learned to ride a horse. When the ranch failed, his...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, Orange County, California, USA Plot: Bayview Terrace, section 575
Berringer, Brook W. b. July 9, 1973 d. April 18, 1996 Played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Team. He Died in a Plane Crash he was piloting. Berringer, 22, who was expected to be selected in the NFL draft, held a pilot's license and often flew the plane. Berringer had often said he wanted to be a commercial airline pilot. Berringer was 7-0 as a starter during the 1994 season when Tommie Frazier was sidelined with blood clots in his leg. He was to have graduated in December of 1996 with a major in business administration. Goodland Cemetery, Goodland, Sherman County, Kansas, USA
Earp, Virgil Walter b. July 18, 1843 d. October 19, 1905 Western Lawman. Born in Hartford Kentucky, he was brother to James, Morgan and Wyatt Earp. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, he was a freighter-teamster in Prescott, Arizona and was Deputy Marshal at Tucson, 1870 to 1879. In 1880, he was elected City Marshal of Tombstone and recruited brothers Wyatt and Morgan as special deputy policemen. Due to the crimes against townspeople and local farmers, the Earp family came into conflict with two families, the Clantons and the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA GPS coordinates: 45.4616203, -122.6741562 (hddd.dddd)
Young (Barr), Gig (Byron Elsworth) b. November 4, 1913 d. October 19, 1978 Actor. He took the name "Gig Young" from the character he played in "The Gay Sisters." His films include "Game of Death," "Young at Heart," "The Hindenburg," "The Elite Killer," and "They Shoot Horses, Don't They." His work on television includes "The Rogues." He shot and killed his fifth wife, German actress Kim Schmidt, after 3 weeks of marriage, then committed suicide. Cause of death: Suicide after shooting his fifth wife to death Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesville, Haywood County, North Carolina, USA Plot: Family grave site
Revere, Paul b. January 7, 1938 d. October 4, 2014 Musician, Keyboard Player. Born Paul Revere Dick, he owned several restaurants in Caldwell, Idaho when he first met singer Mark Lindsay at a bakery where Lindsay worked. In 1958, they formed a band called The Downbeats, but changed their name to Paul Revere & The Raiders in 1960 on the eve of their first record release. The following year, the band scored their first hit with the instrumental "Like, Long Hair", which peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard chart. In 1965, the group relocated to Los...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA Plot: Section C, Lot 3