Ellen (Rohe), Vera (Vera-Ellen Westmeyer) b. February 16, 1921 d. August 30, 1981 Actress, Dancer. She is best remembered for her role of 'Judy Haynes' in the movie, "White Christmas" (1954), playing opposite fellow actors Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. Born Vera-Ellen Westmeyer Rohe in Norwood, Ohio, she began dancing at the age of ten, and within a few years, became one of the youngest Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and a Broadway dancer. In 1945, she was spotted by film producer Samuel Goldwyn and invited to Hollywood, where she was...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Cancer Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Roselawn section, B188
Mobley, Mary Ann b. February 17, 1939 d. December 9, 2014 Former Miss America, Actress. Mobley was crowned Miss America 1959, the first Mississippian to achieve this honor. After fufilling her duties as Miss America 1959, she embarked on a career in both film and television. In 1963, she made her first television appearance on 'Burke's Law'. In a career spanning four decades, among TV shows she appeared in were 'The Virginian', 'Perry Mason', 'Mission: Impossible', 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.', 'General Hospital', 'Designing Women', 'Ironside', 'Falcon...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Parkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi, USA Plot: Garden of Memories, Lot 139, Space 12
Adams, Tom b. September 3, 1938 d. December 11, 2014 Actor. He will probably be best remembered by movie audiences for playing 'Dai Nimmo' in the star-studded action picture "The Great Escape" (1963). A period of performances on stage which included Shakespearean productions led to his debut on British television during the early 1960s. He would go on to have credits in such TV programs as "The Avengers", "Spy Trap", "Doctor Who" and "Lovejoy". Adams died from cancer. (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!
Farley, Chris (Christopher Crosby) b. February 15, 1964 d. December 18, 1997 Actor, Comedian. Known for his loud, energetic comedic style, he was a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" between 1990 and 1995. One of five children, his father owned an oil company and he attended numerous Catholic schools in his hometown. He gained a reputation of being a class clown and following high school, he attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated in 1986 with a focus in communications and theater. After working with his father at...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Drug overdose, heart attack Resurrection Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA GPS coordinates: 43.0675201, -89.4336395 (hddd.dddd)
Weatherwax, Ken b. September 29, 1955 d. December 7, 2014 American Actor. Weatherwax will best remembered for playing Pugsley Addams on the original 'The Addams Family' television series during the 1960s. He came from a theatrical family; his aunt was Ruby Keeler, his brother Joey Viera, is an actor who played Porky on the first three seasons of 'Lassie'. Weatherwax got his start in show biz in Gleem Toothpaste commercials as a child called Chester and had a role on 'Wagon Train'...[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!
Garner, James b. April 7, 1928 d. July 19, 2014 American Actor. Garner, who had a long and storied career that spanned almost 60 years, first found success playing Bret Maverick in the ABC western 'Maverick' from 1957 to 1960. Born James Scott Bumgarner, he moved to Los Angeles as a teenager with his family, and joined the Merchant Marines, later joining the National Guard. He served for seven months, then joined the Army and went to Korea for 14 months during the war. He was wounded twice and awarded two purple hearts. Garner returned to...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Lindsey, George b. December 17, 1928 d. May 6, 2012 Actor. Fondly remembered for playing Goober Pyle in the TV series "The Andy Griffith Show" (1964 to 1968) and "Mayberry R.F.D." (1968 to 1971). Raised in the small town of Jasper, Alabama, he became captivated by movies at an early age and spent a great deal of time at the neighborhood theater. He had a particular fondness for William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd. He caught the acting bug during his teens, after watching a production of "Oklahoma!", but it would be athletics which first preoccupied...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Walker County, Alabama, USA
Kaye (Kaminski), Danny (David Daniel) b. January 18, 1913 d. March 3, 1987 Actor, Comic, Humanitarian. His multi-talents led him to success in every facet of show business. Danny Kaye excelled at comedy, impersonation, acting and singing both popular and classical music. His career lasted for over fifty years, from acting on stage in the Catskills to Broadway, early radio and then television. His parents were Russian immigrants and he was born David Daniel Kaminski in Brooklyn the third son and the only one born in the United States. He attended P.S.149, then Thomas...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cause of death: Hepatitis Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Grable, Betty (Ruth Elizabeth) b. December 18, 1916 d. July 2, 1973 Actress. She was born Ruth Elizabeth Grable in St. Louis, Missouri the youngest of three children to a truck driver father and a mother who was the ultimate in stage door moms. She began training Ruth literally from the time the child could walk and talk, teaching her to dance, play the saxophone and sing. A family vacation to California when Ruth was twelve, resulted in a longer stay with mom enrolling her in various Hollywood schools for formal training. Her persistent mother was able to...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cause of death: Cancer Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum of the Golden West, Sanctuary of Dawn, Crypt A78 GPS coordinates: 33.9731483, -118.3389206 (hddd.dddd)
Collins, Gary b. April 30, 1938 d. October 13, 2012 Actor. Raised by his mother, Collins divided his time as a child traveling between California and Nevada. Educated at Santa Monica College where he studied Accounting, Collins developed an interest in acting and experienced his initial exposure as a performer while he served with the United States Army, as he participated in both staged shows and on Armed Forces Radio. He broke into the industry as an understudy for Paul Roebling in the Broadway play "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here" (1963)...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Parkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi, USA
Zierahn, Maria Josepha 'Mimi' b. December 23, 1909 d. July 28, 1992 Maria Josepha Reiter was the youngest daughter of Karl and Mara Reiter–Wenger. She was the first love of Adolph Hitler having met him in 1926 in Berchtesgaden when Hitler invited her to one of his speeches. She received letters and postcards from him, and a gold bracelet on her 17th birthday. The affair ended in 1927 when Maria discovered he had visited Berchtesgaden without stopping in to see her. She thought he had another girlfriend and tried to hang herself with a clothesline, but was...[Read More] (Bio by: G-Man) Westfriedhof München, Munich (München), Münchener Stadtkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Waite, Ralph b. June 22, 1928 d. February 13, 2014 Actor. He will be best remembered for playing 'John Walton', patriarch of the family in the TV series "The Waltons" (1972 to 1981). Following high school, he served with the United States Marine Corps shortly after World War II. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bucknell University and later attended Yale's Divinity School which resulted in his being ordained a Presbyterian minister. He landed a position as a religious editor for the publisher Harper and Row and took an interest in...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Section 7, Lot 911-A
Stradivari (Stradivarius), Antonio (Antonius) b. 1644 d. December 18, 1737 Italian famous violin-maker, born in Cremona. His workmanship brought the violin to perfection. During his career he produced at least 1,100 finest instruments,violins, violas,cellos,guitars. Several of his violins survive and they are more desired by players than those of any other artisan instrument maker. The secret of his unmatched mastery remains elusive. Some believe it to be in the varnish he used; this is a subject of controversy. He was still making violins when he was more than 85...[Read More] Basilica of San Domenico, Cremona, Provincia di Cremona, Lombardia, Italy
Seeger, Pete b. May 3, 1919 d. January 27, 2014 American Singer, Songwriter and Activist. Seeger's interest in music began early. His father Charles, was a musicologist and his mother Constance, was a violin teacher; both were on the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music. He learned banjo, ukulele, and guitar by his teens and became interested in American folk-music when he was 16. He began working with noted folk archivist and field recorder Alan Lomax before traveling around the country learning rural music. He attended Harvard...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Clooney, Rosemary b. May 23, 1928 d. June 29, 2002 Actress and Singer. She is probably best remembered for her 1951 novelty hit "Come On-a My House," which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me," "Mambo Italiano," "Tenderly," "Half as Much," "Hey There," and "This Ole House." Her deep, rich, and smooth voice earned her recognition as one of America's premier pop and jazz singers. She made her singing debut in Cincinnati, Ohio, on radio station WLW in 1941 at the age of 13. On WLW she worked with band leader Barney Rapp, who had...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Saint Patricks Cemetery, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, USA
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.
Avila, Michele Yvette 'Missy' b. February 8, 1968 d. October 1, 1985 Murder Victim. Michele Avila grew up in Arleta, Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. She lived with her siblings and her mother Irene, her parents were divorced. Known as Missy to her friends she was a social butterfly, Pretty to her peers and like most teenagers stylish. Missy and Karen had grown apart since entering high school, Missy had been hanging around Karen less and less often. Karen had began starting rumors about Missy sleeping with a number of boys, and Missy was beaten up by a...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section BB, Tier 6, Grave 64
Caesar, Sid b. September 8, 1922 d. February 12, 2014 Entertainer. He was best known for the highly-popular TV series "Your Show of Shows". Born Isaac Sidney Caesar into a Jewish family, his father was the proprietor of a luncheonette, Sid became a master of dialect as a child and was exceptional in mimicking many languages including Italian, Russian, Polish and Spanish. While in high school, he earned wages playing the saxophone in a small band at weddings. He focused fully on music and after graduation, he moved to New York City, where he...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Brace, Ernest Cary b. August 15, 1931 d. December 5, 2014 US Military Figure. A decorated officer of the Korean War, he had the distinction of being the longest incarcerated civilian prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. He was held in captivity for nearly eight years by North Vietnamese forces from May 21, 1965 until March 28, 1973. Two-years following the conclusion of World War II, he enlisted with the United States Marine Corps and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, after completion of the Naval Aviation Cadet Program, in which he trained as...[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!