Meara, Anne b. September 20, 1929 d. May 23, 2015 Actress. Along with her husband Jerry Stiller, she was half of the Stiller and Meara comedy team. She was the mother of actress Amy Stiller and actor Ben Stiller. Born to parents of Irish descent, her father was an attorney, her mother committed suicide when Anne was eleven years old. After deciding to pursue a career in entertainment, she enrolled at the Dramatic Workshop at the New School in Manhattan and went on to appear in summer stock productions. She met Jerry Stiller when they were...[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!
Nash Jr., Dr. John Forbes b. June 13, 1928 d. May 23, 2015 Nobel Prize Winning Mathematician. The recipient of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Economics Sciences and the subject of Sylvia Nasar's 1998 biography "A Beautiful Mind" as well as the 2001 the Academy Award winning movie of the same name in which he was portrayed by Russell Crowe, he shall be remembered for developing the 'Nash Equilibrium', an explanation of non co-operative game theory which has provided the basis of a large portion of business marketing strategy since the early 1950s. The child...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Ripley, Lynn Annette 'Twinkle' b. July 15, 1948 d. May 21, 2015 Singer, Songwriter. During the course of her career, she was simply referred to as "Twinkle". She will be best remembered for her 1964 hit "Terry". The somber nature of the song which recounted the death of a boyfriend in a motorcycle accident drew negative attention. However, the controversy led to increased record sales and a Top-Ten placing on the British Pop Charts. Born into a wealthy family, her father earned a fortune in the printing industry, Twinkle made her debut as a performer at the...[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!
Pasetta, Marty b. June 16, 1932 d. May 21, 2015 American Director and Producer. Pasetta was best known for directing the Academy Awards telecast annually for most of the 1970s and 80s. When he was chosen to take the reins of the 60th Annual Academy Awards in 1988, he set an all-time 17-year record for directing the event. He also produced and directed several live Grammy Awards and Emmy telecasts. Pasetta directed several AFI Life Achievement Award ceremonies, honoring Alfred Hitchcock, Henry Fonda, Fred Astaire and Frank Capra. He also...[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!
Prince, Norman b. August 31, 1887 d. October 15, 1916 World War I Flying Ace. One of the founders of the Lafayette Escadrille, comprised of American volunteers who flew with the French air service in the First World War. He was the son of Frederick Henry Prince, a wealthy investment banker and businessman, and was raised on the family estate, Princemere. Educated at Groton, he graduated from Harvard in 1908, and from Harvard Law School in 1911. An aviation enthusiast, he received his pilot's license in 1912. With close ties to France, he was...[Read More] (Bio by: Brian Pohanka) Washington National Cathedral, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
King, B.B. b. September 16, 1925 d. May 14, 2015 Legendary Blues Musician. Widely regarded as one of the greatest blues guitarists in music history, he was influential to a bevy of artists including The Beatles and Eric Clapton. Born Riley B. King, he was raised on a Mississippi plantation. He learned to play the guitar during his youth and experienced his first taste of performing on street corners for pocket change. When he came to the realization of having a career as musician, he hitchhiked a ride to Memphis and lived with his cousin...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, Indianola, Sunflower County, Mississippi, USA
Rockefeller, Happy b. June 9, 1926 d. May 19, 2015 Socialite. The wife of former New York Governor and the 41st Vice President of the United States Nelson Rockefeller, she held the distinction as being the Second Lady of the United States from 1974 until 1977. Born Margaretta Large Fitler, into a wealthy family, she was raised on Philadelphia's Main Line in luxury with privileges. She received her education at the Shipley School and during World War II, she was a driver for the Women's Volunteer Service located in Philadelphia. Happy was...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Rockefeller Family Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA
White Pigeon, Chief d. 1830 Potawatomi Indian Chief. His real name was Wahbememe. He befriended a small village of white settlers. However, the other tribes in the area were uneasy about his relationship with the white settlers. He was called to what is now known as the Detroit area for a Meeting with the Council of Chiefs. While at this meeting, he overheard an Indian tribal chief explaining how they were going to a "white" village. They made several attempts to convince Chief White Pigeon to betray his white friends...[Read More] Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, White Pigeon, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA Plot: Cross section of US 12 & 131
Wrye, Donald b. September 24, 1934 d. May 15, 2015 Motion Picture Director, Screenwriter. He will perhaps be best remembered for directing and penning the film "Ice Castles" (1978). He studied Film at UCLA and began his career in the entertainment field as an assistant to the producer for the film "The Explosive Generation" (1961) which starred William Shatner. Wyre began penning scripts initially for the TV series "The Mod Squad" and distinguished himself, when he received two Academy Award nominations for the short-stories "An Impression of...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Remains scattered in Hawaii
Gladding, Fred b. June 28, 1936 d. May 21, 2015 Major League Baseball Player. for thirteen seasons (1961 to to 1973), he was a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros. Born Fred Earl Gladding, he attended Flat Rock High School in Michigan, prior to being signed as an amateur free agent by Detroit in 1956. He marked his Major League debut on July 1, 1961 and pitched in 8 games that year. Predominantly a reliever, he distinguished himself when he led the league with 29 saves in 1969, while a Houston Astro. In 450 career regular...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, Claxton, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
Johnson, Louis b. April 13, 1955 d. May 21, 2015 Musician. He was half of the music duo "The Brothers Johnson". A bass player, along with his older brother George (who played the guitar), he acquired experience playing with Bobby Womack and Billy Preston, prior to launching their own career during the mid 1970s. After landing a contract with A&M Records, the pair scored a gold record with "I'll Be Good To You" (1976) and followed this with "Strawberry Letter 23" (1977, also gold status) and "Stomp!" (1980). Johnson became a respected and...[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!
Creech, Jesse Orin b. August 22, 1895 d. February 16, 1948 World War I Fighter Ace. A native of Harlan, Kentucky, initially joined the British Royal Flying Corps in 1917. After training in Canada, he subsequently transferred to the United States Army Air Service and served as a flight instructor in Texas. In early 1918, he was assigned to the 148th Aero Squadron. Flying the Sopwith Camel aircraft, he earned a total of 7 victories in air combat. For his gallantry, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross. (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Hukle family plot, Section 24, Lot 58
Kyle, Chris (Christopher Scott) b. April 8, 1974 d. February 2, 2013 Military Figure, Author. He is best remembered for his autobiographical book "American Sniper," a New York Times bestseller that described his military career as a US Navy SEAL sniper. His father was a Sunday school teacher and church deacon who taught him how to hunt and shoot at a young age. After graduating from high school he became a professional bronco rodeo rider but quit after severely injuring his arm. After his arm healed he decided to join the military and signed with the US Navy to...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Plot: Section:Statesmans' Meadow, Section 2 (G) Row:A Number:10
Tayback (Tabback), Vic b. January 6, 1930 d. May 25, 1990 Actor. He is best remembered as the diner owner 'Mel Sharples' in the 1974 film "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" and in the CBS television sitcom "Alice" that ran from August 1976 until March 1985, the latter for which he received two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He was the only actor of the original film to reprise his role in the series. Born Victor Tayback in Brooklyn, New York City, New York his parents emigrated from Aleppo, Syria. As a...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Heart failure Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sheltering Hills section, Plot 3813
Presley, Elvis Aaron b. January 8, 1935 d. August 16, 1977 Rock Singer, Actor. His career reached such acclaim that he is now universally known as "The King of Rock and Roll". Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, he and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948. Graduating from Humes High School in 1953, in 1954, he began his singing career with the Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor, and he went to Nashville, Tennessee to record his first records for the company. On January 28, 1956, he made his...[Read More] (Bio by: Jane Eubanks) Graceland Mansion Estates, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Meditation Garden
Reilly, Charles Nelson b. January 13, 1931 d. May 25, 2007 Actor, Director, Comedian, Entertainer, Fondly remembered by television viewers, who savored his campy wisecracks and saucy exchanges with fellow panelists on the CBS game show, "Match Game." During it's height in the 1970s, Reilly was beloved for his numerous appearances on the top rated game show. From 1968-1970, he appeared as the pretentious 'Claymore Gregg' on the NBC/ABC television series, "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir." He was equally known to millions of children as the wicked but outwitted...[Read More] (Bio by: katzizkidz) Cause of death: Complications of pneumonia Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Crisp, Donald b. July 27, 1882 d. May 25, 1974 Actor, Director. Born George William Crisp in London, England, he was versatile character performer in over a 100 films and directed over a 70 films. In 1910, pursuing a career in theater, he began working as a stage manager, when he met D.W. Griffith and made his first film with Griffith's Biograph Company in New Jersey. From 1908 to 1930, in addition to directing dozens of films, he also appeared in nearly silent films. As an actor, some of his most memorable performances were in "Mutiny on...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Wee Kirk Churchyard, Lot 2138, Space 4
Nimoy, Leonard b. March 26, 1931 d. February 27, 2015 American Actor. He will forever be remembered as Mr. Spock from the 'Star Trek' franchise. After serving in the Army from 1953-55, he appeared in small roles in a few films, but mostly found roles in TV series, appearing in episodes of 'Dragnet', 'Sea Hunt', 'Bonanza', 'Wagon Train', 'Rawhide', 'The Twilight Zone', 'The Untouchables', 'The Outer Limits', 'Get Smart' and 'Gunsmoke' before being spotted by 'Star Trek' creator ...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Solomon, Block 4, Space 10 GPS coordinates: 33.9798584, -118.3878174 (hddd.dddd)
Walker, Paul b. September 12, 1973 d. November 30, 2013 American Actor. Walker, who will best be remembered for his role as Brian O'Conner in the blockbuster action 'Fast & Furious' films, began his career on the small screen with a commercial for diapers when he was 2 years old. He went on to appear in TV shows such as 'Highway to Heaven', 'Throb', 'Charles in Charge', 'Who's the Boss?' and 'Touched By An Angel'. His first movie role was in 'Meet the Deedles' (1998) followed by supporting roles in 'Pleasantville' (1998), 'Varsity Blues' (1999), '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cause of death: Car accident Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Liberty, Gardens of Heritage, Lot 393 GPS coordinates: 34.1441307, -118.3161392 (hddd.dddd)