Weintraub, Jerry b. September 26, 1937 d. July 6, 2015 American Producer. Weintraub had a career that spanned half a century in the worlds of music, film and television. After serving in the Air Force, he made his way to Hollywood where he worked in the mail room at the William Morris Agency before becoming an agent at MCA, where he worked as an assistant to Lew Wasserman. By the mid-1960s, he struck out with a couple of friends to start a management company and promoting concerts. Eventually his companies would go on to produce tours by Elvis...[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!
Marker, Preshy b. August 26, 1932 d. July 4, 2015 Singer, Actress. A pretty blonde, she is remembered for her numerous Broadway musical appearances. Born Esther Stomne, she was raised in Maplewood, New Jersey from an early age and graduated from Maplewood High School in 1950 and from Vassar College in 1954; though she intended a career in education, she still enjoyed singing and thus accepted an offer to tour with Fred Waring's band, The Pennsylvanians, taking the stage name 'Preshy' which was her father's pet name for her. She was to appear...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Peterson, Amanda b. July 8, 1971 d. July 5, 2015 American Actress. Best remembered for her starring role as Cindy Mancini in the 1987 comedy, 'Can't Buy Me Love', opposite Patrick Dempsey. She made her stage debut in a production of 'The Sound of Music' and by the age of 9, appeared as an extra in the musical film 'Annie' (1982), which led to roles on the television shows 'Father Murphy', 'Silver Spoons' and was cast as a regular on the short-lived series 'Boone'. She appeared in several more TV shows before landing a role in the seminal...[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!
Starr (Shirley), Belle (Myra Belle) b. February 5, 1848 d. February 3, 1889 Folk Figure. She was born Myra Maybelle Shirley (parents called her Belle) on a farm near Carthage, Missouri one of six children but the only daughter of dirt farmer parents, John and Elizabeth (Hatfield) Shirley. Her parents moved into Carthage and her father became a prosperous innkeeper and slave holder. Frank and Jessie James and the Younger brothers were customers. Belle attended Carthage Female Academy then Cravens a private school and had a talent for music. At the start of the Civil...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Belle Star Cabin, Porum, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA GPS coordinates: 35.3021011, -95.3379974 (hddd.dddd)
Winton, Sir. Nicholas George b. May 19, 1909 d. July 1, 2015 Humanitarian. Responsible for the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children via the so-called "Kindertransport" from the Nazis before World War II. He was dubbed by the English press as "Britain's Schindler", a title which he hated. He was born Chaim Wertheimer into a German-Jewish family in London that later converted to Christianity. A stockbroker by trade, he was about to take a skiing holiday at Christmas, when he was invited to come to Prague to help a friend working with refugees. He then...[Read More] (Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Lymon, Frankie b. September 30, 1942 d. February 27, 1968 R&B/Doo-Wop Musician. A native of the Harlem district of New York City, New York, Frank J. 'Frankie' Lymon was considered one of the first African-American teenage pop stars. The multi-talented Lymon formed the music group, 'Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers,' in 1956, at the age of 13, and installed himself as there lead singer. The other members of the group included Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant, and the late Joe Negroni and Sherman Garnes. The group soon released there debut single, 'Why Do...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Cause of death: Heroin overdose Saint Raymonds Cemetery (New), Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: St. Anthony, Range 13, Grave 70
Leigh (Hartley), Vivien (Vivian) Mary b. November 5, 1913 d. July 7, 1967 Actress. After finishing her primary education she decided to pursue acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art when she was 18. For the next few years her career consisted of stage work and small film roles. In 1937 her first marriage with dissolved and she took up residence with actor Laurence Olivier. It was in that same year she starred in "Dark Journey" with Conrad Veidt and "Fire Over England" with future husband Olivier. It was the latter film that brought her to the attention of David...[Read More] (Bio by: r77ortiz) Cause of death: Tuberculosis Cremated, Ashes scattered, Scattered on the lake at Tickerage Mill, near Blackboys, Sussex, England
Lake (Ockelman), Veronica (Constance Frances Marie) b. November 14, 1922 d. July 7, 1973 Actress. Known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle, she is probably best remembered for her role in "Sullivan's Travels" (1942) and for her femme fatale roles in film noirs with Alan Ladd, during the 1940s. Her career spanned five decades, from films, to stage, and television beginning in 1939 until 1970. Born Constance Frances Marie Ockelman, her father worked for an oil company aboard a ship. When she was 10 years old her father was killed in an industrial explosion. Her mother then married a...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Hepatitis Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Bavier, Frances Elizabeth b. December 14, 1902 d. December 6, 1989 Actress, most noted for her performance as "Aunt Bee" on the Andy Griffith Show TV series. She appeared in 10 films and 4 television series. Born in New York City, she began her acting career in April 1925, on Broadway, in the play "The Poor Nut." During World War II, she travelled with the USO to entertain troops in the Pacific. In 1951, she got her first film role, that of Mrs Barley in the movie, "The Day the Earth Stood Still." Her last movie was in 1974, in "Benji" where she was the woman...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Oakwood Cemetery, Siler City, Chatham County, North Carolina, USA Plot: Section 2, Part 6, lot 3
Surratt, Mary Elizabeth b. May 4, 1823 d. July 7, 1865 Lincoln conspirator. She was born Mary Elizabeth Jenkins to a farming family in Prince George County, Maryland near what today is the town of Waterloo. Her education was above average for women of that time. Mary attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Alexandria, Virginia which was staffed by the Sisters of Charity. She was married at seventeen to John H. Surratt and they set up housekeeping on his Prince George County farm. After the house was destroyed by fire, her husband rebuilt at...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cause of death: Executed by hanging Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: Section 12-F, Lot 31
Brackett, M.L. b. July 4, 1933 d. June 30, 2015 Professional Football Player. For three seasons (1956 to 1958), he played at the defensive end, defensive tackle and linebacker positions in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants. He made his initial mark on the football field at Etowah High School in Alabama and continued his athletics at Auburn University. Selected by the Bears during the 2nd round of the 1956 NFL Draft, he totaled 32 career regular season games. Brackett was one of the largest players during...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, USA
Sanders, Charlie b. August 25, 1946 d. July 2, 2015 Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. For ten seasons (1968 to 1977), he played at the tight-end position in the National Football League with the Detroit Lions. Born Charles Alvin Sanders, he attended James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina and played both collegiate football and basketball at the University of Minnesota. Selected by the Lions during the 3rd round of the 1968 NFL Draft, he totaled 128 career regular season games. During the course of his career, he...[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!
Jacobs (Jacob), Lou (Johann Ludwig) b. January 1, 1903 d. September 13, 1992 Entertainer. He was an auguste clown who performed for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for more than 60 years. He was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 1989. He is credited with popularizing the clown car, which has been a staple of circus clown acts ever since. He is also often cited as the originator of the red rubber ball nose, which is used by many clowns today. He was the first living person to have his portrait appear on an American postage stamp. He was born...[Read More] Sarasota Memorial Park, Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, USA Plot: Front of cemetery as you enter towards left
Van Patten, Dick b. December 9, 1928 d. June 23, 2015 Actor. He will be fondly remembered for playing 'Tom Bradford', the family patriarch in the TV series "Eight is Enough" (1977 to 1981). Born Richard Vincent Van Patten, his father was a furniture salesman, his mother was a Physical Education teacher, Dick developed a fondness for the theater and began auditioning for plays at the age of seven. He marked his lengthy association with Broadway in the production "Tapestry in Gray" in 1936 and went on to appear in a half dozen plays during the late...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Lincoln Terrace section, Map #H89, Lot 5232, Garden Crypt 1
Conley, Joe b. March 3, 1928 d. July 7, 2013 Actor. Conley, who appeared regularly on television since the 1950's, will best be remembered as storekeeper Ike Godsey in The Waltons from 1972 through 1981. He attended Loyola University in Los Angeles where he studied theater. In 1945 he joined the U.S. Army which put his education on hold, though he continued to perform in Army shows and entertained at officers and NCO clubs. Following his military tour he returned to Loyola, later transferring to Arizona State University where he was...[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!
Cullen, Bill b. February 18, 1920 d. July 7, 1990 Game Show Host. Born William Lawrence Cullen in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He developed polio at age 18 months and was left with a permanent limp. He wore a brace on one leg until he was ten. He attended South High School in Pittsburgh. He was in an automobile accident in his junior year of high school, which put him in the hospital for nine months. He later attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied medicine. Bill first got the chance to perform for a radio audience on the "1500...[Read More] (Bio by: Jane Stacy Eubanks) Cause of death: Lung cancer Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Temple, Shirley b. April 23, 1928 d. February 10, 2014 Actress, United States Diplomat. She is considered an icon of American cinema, she is arguably the most successful child film star in motion picture history. She started taking dancing lessons at the age of three, and had her first experience in motion pictures when she was chosen to appear in a series of films called "Baby Burlesks", in which she was to imitate the top female stars of the time. She caught the attention of movie audiences with a dance number called "Baby Take a Bow" in the...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Carter, Jack b. June 24, 1923 d. June 28, 2015 American Comedian, Actor and Host. Carter was one of televisionís first stars in the late 1940s whose career spanned well into the 21st century. Born Jack Chakrin to Jewish immigrant parents from Russia, they owned a restaurant on Coney Island where he was dancing on the tables entertaining customers by the age of 3. In his teens, he appeared on radio's 'Major Bowes Amateur Hour' doing impressions and was soon performing at nightclubs and theaters around the country. After serving in the Army...[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!
Taylor, Zola b. March 17, 1938 d. April 30, 2007 Musician. A native of Los Angeles, Taylor was an original member of the famed rhythm and blues group, the Platters. A talented and very attractive contralto singer, Taylor began her singing career with the RPM Records Label. In 1954 she recorded the single "Make Love To Me" for that label, and went onto work with the likes of Shirley Gunter and the Queens before joining the Platters. In March of 1954, she was signed by the Platters manager, Buck Ram, and began recording and touring with the...[Read More] Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Paine (Powell), Lewis Thornton b. April 22, 1844 d. July 7, 1865 Lincoln Assassination Conspirator. He fought at Gettysburg as a Confederate soldier. He was hanged for his involvement in the assassination of President Lincoln. Lewis tried to murder William H. Seward, Secretary of the State in the plot to kill Mr. Lincoln. Seward's son was nearly beaten to death by Lewis, and William Seward was stabbed several times in the face, both survived. Powell was originally buried at the execution site, but during the next twenty years his remains were moved and...[Read More] Cause of death: Hanged Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Seminole County, Florida, USA Plot: Grave is marked with Confederate military decorations