Ripley, Katharine 'Kattie' b. March 20, 1898 d. July 24, 1955 Author. The daughter of famed journalist W.W. Ball, during World War I she met and married Clements Ripley. After an unsuccessful venture as peach farmers in North Carolina, in the late 1920s the Ripleys relocated to Charleston, South Carolina and became writers. Clements Ripley published numerous short stories and novels and became a successful screenwriter. Katharine Ripley also became successful, beginning with her first work "Sand In My Shoes" (1931), which detailed life on the North...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Wheat, LCpl. Roy Mitchell b. July 24, 1947 d. August 11, 1967 Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. L/Cpl. Wheat and 2 other marines were assigned the mission of providing security for a Navy construction battalion crane and crew operating along Liberty Road in the vicinity of the Dien Ban District, Quang Nam Province. After the marines had set up security positions in a tree line adjacent to the work site, L/Cpl. Wheat reconnoitered the area...[Read More] (Bio by: Vincent) Eastabuchie Cemetery, Jones County, Mississippi, USA
Pilatus, Rob b. June, 1965 d. April 2, 1998 Singer, Entertainer. One half of the pop group Milli Vanilli. Rob was born in New York in 1965 son of an American soldier and a German mother. He grew up in Munich, Germany. He began his career as a model and dancer before joining Milli Vanilli in 1988. In 1989 they won a grammy for the Album Girl You Know It's True, which was then stripped from them because it was found out that they didn't sing a note on the album. After this happened Rob and Fab tried to make a comeback by coming out with an...[Read More] Cause of death: Overdose Waldfriedhof München, Munich (München), Münchener Stadtkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Green, Dennis 'Denny' b. February 17, 1949 d. July 21, 2016 Professional Football Coach. For thirteen seasons, he served as a head coach in the National Football League with the Minnesota Vikings (1992 to 2001) and the Arizona Cardinals (2004 to 2006). Green suffered through the tragedies of both his parents' deaths prior to his teenage years. While attending the University of Iowa, he distinguished himself at the halfback position for their football squad, as he worked his way towards receiving his degree in Recreation Education. After a brief playing...[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!
Everett (Cramton), Chad (Raymon) b. June 11, 1936 d. July 24, 2012 Actor. Everett, who starred in the 1970s television series 'Medical Center', played Dr. Joe Gannon for seven years which earned him two Golden Globes and an Emmy nomination. His career spanned more than 50 years and included guest starring roles on such TV series as 'The Love Boat', 'Murder, She Wrote', 'Melrose Place', 'Star Command', 'Without A Trace' and most recently, 'Castle'. His film credits include 'Rome Adventure' (1962), 'The Singing Nun' (1966), 'The Impossible Years' (1968), 'The...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes were combined with those of his wife.
Marshall, Garry Kent b. November 13, 1934 d. July 19, 2016 American Producer, Director, Writer and Actor. Marshall was responsible for creating such iconic television sitcoms such as 'Happy Days', 'Laverne and Shirley', 'The Odd Couple' and 'Mork and Mindy'. Born Garry Kent Maschiarelli, he graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and began his career as a joke writer for comedians including Joey Bishop, then worked on the writing staff of 'The Tonight Show With Jack Paar'. In 1970, he created a television adaptation of Neil...[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!
Steinberg, Lewie b. September 13, 1933 d. July 21, 2016 Musician. A bassist, he was a founding member of the ensemble "Booker T. & the MG's" and was a featured artist on their gold single "Green Onions" (1962). Along with Booker T. Jones and Steven Cropper, Steinberg was a sessions musician at Stax Records, when the band came to fruition during the early 1960s. Their hit "Green Onions" attained a number three placing on the American Pop Charts, in addition to receiving Gold Record status. This was followed with the album "Soul Dressing" (1965)...[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!
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
Pleshette, Suzanne b. January 31, 1937 d. January 19, 2008 Actress. Born in Brooklyn, New York the only child of Eugene and Geraldine Kaplan Pleshette, she entered the High School of the Performing Arts at twelve, and attended Syracuse University with a drama major. She made her Broadway debut in 1957's ‘Compulsion' which was followed by ‘Golden Fleecing' with Tom Poston in 1958. That same year saw her feature film debut in ‘The Geisha Boy.' In 1961, she replaced Anne Bancroft in the Broadway production of ‘The Miracle Worker' winning critical acclaim...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Abraham, Block 12, Space 7
La Bianca (La Bianca), Leno b. August 6, 1925 d. August 10, 1969 Manson Family Murder Victim. Born Pasqulino Antonio La Bianca in Los Angeles, CA to Antonio and Corina La Bianca. His father immigrated from Canneto di Lipari, Messina, Sicily, Italy, arriving at Ellis Island on March 15, 1911, at the age of sixteen, and settled in Los Angeles. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army from 1943-1946, having done a tour of Europe during this time. Leno's father started a grocery business, Gateway Ranch Markets and State Wholesale Grocery Company...[Read More] (Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA GPS coordinates: 34.0279083, -118.1795120 (hddd.dddd)
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)
Spielberg, David b. March 6, 1939 d. June 1, 2016 Actor. He will be remembered for often playing police detectives or doctors. Raised by his father after his mother's death, David aspired to become an entertainer from an early age. After a decade's worth of stage experience in New York City, Spielberg moved to California and launched his association with television. His first break was when he was cast as 'Deputy D.A. Vernon Wahlburg' in the series "The Bold Ones: The Lawyers" (1971 to 1972). He followed this with the role of 'Ted Henderson'...[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!
Snyder, Tom b. May 12, 1936 d. July 29, 2007 TV Talk Show Host. He was best known for his NBC late night program "The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder", which aired from 1973 to 1982. Snyder's brash, chain-smoking interview style was memorably spoofed by comedian Dan Aykroyd in the early years of "Saturday Night Live". His program was canceled in 1982 to make way for rising star David Letterman. Snyder would later host CBS's "The Late Late Show from 1995 to 1998. He was also a news anchor in Philadelphia, New York City and Los Angeles. (Bio by: John Sheets) Cause of death: Complications from Leukemia Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Hemsley, Sherman b. February 1, 1938 d. July 24, 2012 Actor. He is best remembered for his role as George Jefferson on the CBS television comedy series "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" and as Deacon Ernest Frye on the NBC television comedy series "Amen." Born Sherman Alexander Hemsley, he dropped out of high school and joined the US Air Force, serving for 4 years. After his enlistment was completed, he returned to Philadelphia, working for the US Post Office and attending night classes at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. He moved to New York...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Plot: Section M1, plot 73
Cash, Johnny b. February 26, 1932 d. September 12, 2003 Country Singer, Musician, Actor, Entertainer. Legendary Country Music Singer and songwriter who was known as "The Man in Black" for his trademark wearing of all black clothing. Contrary to his songs and image, he never spent time in prison (except to visit). Most remembered for the songs "Ring of Fire," "Folsom Prison Blues," "A Boy Named Sue," and "I walk the Line." Born in Kingsland, Arkansas, one of seven children, in 1951, he enlisted into the United States Air Force, was stationed in...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Diabetes and neuropathy Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.3120842, -86.5924606 (hddd.dddd)
Sellers, Peter (Richard Henry) b. September 8, 1925 d. July 24, 1980 British Actor. He is best remembered for his role of inept French police Inspector 'Jacques Clouseau' in the "Pink Panther" series of films (1964 to 1982). The last of that series, "Trail of the Pink Panther" (1982) was made after his death, using film clips and unseen footage from his earlier "Pink Panther" movies. Born Richard Henry Sellers in Southsea, Hampshire, England, his parents worked in an acting company run by his grandmother. During World War II, he enlisted in the British Army...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Heart attack Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England Plot: His ashes are buried under a rosebush, plot #39802. The rosebed is located at the far end of the crematorium complex, next to the Chapel of Memory columbarium.
Cass, Peggy b. May 21, 1924 d. March 8, 1999 Actress. She began her career in the 1940s, being a part of the showcase performers "The Doughgirls". This led to many appearances on Broadway and she was especially noted for her comedy roles winning a Tony Award for her role as Agnes Gooch in "Auntie Mame" in 1957. In the film "Auntie Mame" (1958), she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film credits included "The Marrying Kind" (1952), "Gidget Goes Hawaiian" (1961) and "The Age of Consent" (1969). For...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Heart failure Church of the Ascension Cemetery, Greenwich Village, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Pettyjohn, Angelique b. March 11, 1943 d. February 14, 1992 Actress. She appeared in 25 films and several television shows. She started her Hollywood career in 1965 as a virtual unknown, in "The Love Rebellion," and in 1966, she played the role of Shahna in the "Star Trek" television episode "The Gamesters of Triskelion." She also appeared on televisions "Get Smart" (1965), "Batman" (1966), "Felony Squad" (1966), and "The Girl From UNCLE" (1966). As her ability to get legitimate roles declined, she moved onto B-movies and to adult films, including...[Read More] Cause of death: Cervical cancer Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Houston, Whitney 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 GPS coordinates: 40.6648369, -74.3268814 (hddd.dddd)