Fernandez, Jose b. July 31, 1992 d. September 24, 2016 Major League Baseball Player. For four seasons (2013 until his death), he was a pitcher with the Miami Marlins. Raised in Florida, he attended Braulio Alonso High School in Tampa, prior to being selected as the 14 pick during the 1st round of the 2011 Amateur Draft. He marked his Major League debut on April 7, 2013. Fernandez recorded twelve wins with an outstanding 2.19 ERA, as he earned all star and Rookie of the Year honors, thus establishing himself as one of the best starting pitchers in...[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!
Dean, James b. February 8, 1931 d. September 30, 1955 Actor. He is best remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955), in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager 'Jim Stark'. His premature death in a car accident further cemented his legendary status, as he was transformed into a cult figure with timeless fascination by people around the world. Born James Byron Dean, his father was a farmer who became a dental technician. When he was young...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Park Cemetery, Fairmount, Grant County, Indiana, USA GPS coordinates: 40.4341698, -85.6455612 (hddd.dddd)
Palmer, Arnold b. September 10, 1929 d. September 25, 2016 American Golfer. Arnold Palmer was a professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history. He won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknamed "The King", he was one of golf's most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because he was the first superstar of the sport's television age, which began in the 1950s. Palmer's social impact on behalf of golf was perhaps unrivaled among fellow...[Read More] (Bio by: David Peltier) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered at Latrobe Country Club in Pennsylvania
Shepard, Jean b. November 21, 1933 d. September 25, 2016 Country Music Singer. Born Ollie Imogene Shepard, she had many hits on the country music charts during her long career. She grew up singing in the church, and was drawn to the music of Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. As a teenager, she played bass in the Melody Ranch Girls, an all-female band formed in 1948. Hank Thompson discovered her a few years later and with his help, she signed with Capitol Records in 1952, which followed the success of Kitty Wells. She cut four...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.3116684, -86.5919418 (hddd.dddd)
Peres, Shimon b. August 2, 1923 d. September 28, 2016 Israeli Politician. Shimon Peres was the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014. Peres served twice as the Prime Minister of Israel and twice as Interim Prime Minister, and he was a member of 12 cabinets in a political career spanning over 66 years. Peres was elected to the Knesset in November 1959 and, except for a three-month-long hiatus in early 2006, served continuously until 2007, when he became President. He held several diplomatic and military positions during and directly after...[Read More] (Bio by: David Peltier) Mount Herzl National Cemetery, Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
Nunn, Bill b. October 20, 1953 d. September 24, 2016 Actor. Born William G. Nunn III, he was best known for his roles as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's film "Do The Right Thing" and Robbie Robertson in the Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film trilogy. He graduated in 1976 from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He made his acting debut in the 1981 film "Sharky's Machine and would go to appear in the 1988 Spike Lee film "School Daze". He would go on to appear in other Spike Lee films such as "Do The Right Thing", "Mo' Better Blues", and "He Got Game"...[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!
Kerr, Deborah b. September 30, 1921 d. October 16, 2007 Actress. Born Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer in Helensburgh, Scotland. Trained as a ballet dancer, she began acting on stage as a teenager and performed in stage productions at the Open Air Theatre in London and the Cambridge Theatre. She also performed with the Oxford Repertory Company. Appeared in her first film, the 1941 production of George Bernard Shaw's "Major Barbara". She eventually caught the eye of MGM's [Read More] (Bio by: Nan) St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Redgrave, Mid Suffolk District, Suffolk, England Plot: Family plot
Ford, Mary b. July 7, 1924 d. September 30, 1977 Singer, Musician. She would gain fame with guitar playing and electronic recording genius Les Paul, beginning as a country artist under the name of Colleen Summers (Iris Colleen Summers). In the 1940s, Paul was seeking a female vocalist for an NBC program and she was one of those who auditioned. After selecting her out of the candidates. Paul changed her name (one story is that he found the name, "Mary Ford" while looking through a telephone directory and this became her stage name). Through...[Read More] (Bio by: John Perin) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Covina Hills), Covina, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Churchyard, Lot 1498, Grave 2
Bergen, Edgar b. February 16, 1903 d. September 30, 1978 Comedian. A ventriloquist and one of the last of the great Vaudeville-style actors, he is best remembered for his creation of the puppet characters ‘Charlie McCarthy' and ‘Mortimer Snerd' Born in Chicago, Illinois, he attended Northwestern University, where he developed his acting ability and practiced ventriloquism. His early movie roles were so popular that in 1937, he starred in his own radio show, "The Edgar Bergen / Charlie McCarthy Show" which ran until 1956, when the growing popularity...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Miramar Plot, Lot 131, Grave 2 GPS coordinates: 33.9697304, -118.3384171 (hddd.dddd)
Wild, Jack b. September 30, 1952 d. March 1, 2006 Actor. Best known as the teenage Artful Dodger in the 1968 film "Oliver!" for which he received and Oscar nomination. Wild also was known to a generation of children as the hero of "H.R. Pufnstuf," a psychedelic TV series about a boy stranded on a fantastical island with a talking flute, a friendly dragon and eerie, chatty trees. A feature film, "Pufnstuf," was released in 1970. He became a teen music idol, releasing three albums "The Jack Wild Album," "Everything's Coming up Roses" and "...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Moody) Toddington Parish Cemetery, Toddington, Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority, Bedfordshire, England Plot: New section
Wilder (Silberman), Gene (Jerome) b. June 11, 1933 d. August 29, 2016 American Actor, Screenwriter, Director and Author. Born Jerome Silberman, he was one of America’s foremost comic actors known by all generations for his performances in such classics as 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (1971), 'Young Frankenstein' (1974) and 'Stir Crazy' (1980). He studied theater at the University of Iowa, then studied Shakespeare at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School in England, where he was the first freshman to win the school fencing championship. He next enrolled...[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!
Turnupseed, Donald Gene b. April 18, 1932 d. July 13, 1995 American Folk Figure. He was the driver of the 1950 Ford Tudor that collided with a 1956 Porsche Spyder driven by the famed actor James Dean on September 30, 1955. Turnupseed was a 23 year old college student at Cal Poly State University when driving eastbound on Route 466 (later renamed Route 46) when attempting to make a left turn onto Route 41, when he collided with Dean's Porsche traveling in the opposite direction, killing him instantly. There was never an official finding of fault in the...[Read More] (Bio by: Steve-Oh) Tulare Cemetery, Tulare, Tulare County, California, USA Plot: Section Southeast 2, Grave 582
Frey, Glenn b. November 6, 1948 d. January 18, 2016 Rock Musician, Actor. He was a founding member of the rock music band "The Eagles", who over the course of their career sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and won six Grammy Awards. In the mid 1960s, he joined his first band, The Mushrooms. The Detroit band's first single "Such a Lovely Child", was produced by Bob Seger, prior to his forming his own band. Frey would go on to play in several other local bands before moving to California and forming the Eagles in 1971 with fellow...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Wilhelm's Portland Memorial, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Carr, Charmian b. December 27, 1942 d. September 17, 2016 Actress. She shall be remembered for playing 'Liesl Von Trapp', the eldest daughter in the classic motion picture "The Sound of Music" (1965). Born Charmian Anne Farnon, her mother Rita Oehmen was an accomplished Vaudeville performer, her father Brian Farnon was a bandleader, she moved with her family to California during her early teenage years. Following her parent's path to the entertainment industry, she was cast as 'Liesl' for the film adaptation of the Broadway hit play "The Sound of...[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!
Ramsey, JonBenét Patricia b. August 6, 1990 d. December 25, 1996 Murder Victim. She was a 6-year-old Little Miss beauty pageant winner who was murdered in her home on Christmas day 1996, in one of the most high-profile child homicides in recent history. Her numerous award titles include 'Little Miss Colorado,' 'National Tiny Miss Beauty,' and 'Little Miss Christmas.' Cause of death: Murdered. Asphyxia by strangulation associated with craniocerebral trauma. Saint James Episcopal Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
Ali, Muhammad b. January 17, 1942 d. June 3, 2016 American Professional Boxer. He is generally considered to be the greatest heavyweight boxer in the history of the sport. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, his birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. His father was Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr., a billboard and sign painter. His mother, was Odessa O'Grady Clay, a household domestic. He was introduced to boxing by a police officer. Since early in his boxing career, he is credited for his remarkable skill, accuracy, smoothness, and precision, which...[Read More] (Bio by: Christian) Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Quisenberry, Daniel b. February 7, 1953 d. September 30, 1998 Major League Baseball Player. He was a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals from 1979 to 1988. After being traded, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals during two seasons and for the San Francisco Giants for one season. Rolaids' Fireman of the Year, Royals' Pitcher of the Year, three-time member of the American League All Star team and the five-time American League leader in saves. Published works include: On Days Like This: Poems and Down & In. (Bio by: Bill Walker) Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Lincoln, Abraham b. February 12, 1809 d. April 15, 1865 16th United States President. As newly elected Abraham Lincoln made his way by train to Washington to assume the Presidency, the Union was fast disintegrating with secession by South Carolina followed by seven other Southern States. A Confederate government was already operating in the South. After taking the oath of office with outgoing President Buchanan beside him, he assumed the responsibility for preserving the Union by reversing secession. The South demanded the Union withdraw from the...[Read More] Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA GPS coordinates: 39.8228836, -89.6560898 (hddd.dddd)
Wallace, Richard b. August 26, 1894 d. November 3, 1951 Film Director and Writer. Born Clarence Richard Wallace, he started as a theater projectionist in his home town when he was 14. In 1912 he came to Los Angeles to try his luck in the new born film industry and wound up in the editing departments for studios as Triangle and Robertson-Cole. Interrupted by services in the US Signal Corps during World War I he resumed his career as editor at Fox and Mack Sennett studios, working his way up directing comedy shorts for Universal and Hal Roach and...[Read More] (Bio by: Fritz Tauber) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA