Rivers (Molinsky), Joan (Joan Alexandra) b. June 8, 1933 d. September 4, 2014 Comedienne, Author, Talk Show Host. Born Joan Alexandra Molinsky, she was raised in Brooklyn, and later moved to Larchmont, New York. In the early 1950s, she attended Connecticut College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and anthropology. Early in her career, she worked at various jobs such as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center, a writer and proofreader at an advertising agency and as a fashion consultant at a high-end...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Bacall (Perske), Lauren (Betty Joan) b. September 16, 1924 d. August 12, 2014 American Actress. Born Betty Joan Perske, she took lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York while working as a theatre usher and as a part-time fashion model. In 1942, she made her acting debut on Broadway as a walk-on in 'Johnny 2 X 4'. Howard Hawks' wife Nancy spotted her on a magazine cover and urged him to have her take a screen test. Hawks signed her up to a seven-year personal contract which paid $100 a week, brought her to Hollywood, began to manage her career and...[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!
Travers, Mary Allin b. November 9, 1936 d. September 16, 2009 Folk Musician. Along with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey, they formed the legendary folk music trio "Peter, Paul and Mary". They are best known for the top twenty hits "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (1962), "Puff (The Magic Dragon" (1963), "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963), "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" (1967) and "Leaving on a Jet Plane" (1969). Born Louisville, Kentucky, she was raised in Greenwich Village, New York City, New York. She would become a part of the folk music scene after joining...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Umpawaug Cemetery, Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Kiel, Richard b. September 13, 1939 d. September 10, 2014 Actor. Born Richard Dawson Kiel in Detroit, Michigan. He worked as a nightclub bouncer and cemetery plot salesman before he began his acting career in 1960 with a bit part in 'Klondike.' At nearly 7 foot 2 inches, he was often cast in menacing roles throughout his 50 year career, including such television programs as the 1975 series 'Barbary Coast,' 'The Rifleman,' 'Lassie,' 'The Monkees,' 'I Spy,' 'It Takes a Thief,' Simon & Simon,' and the classic 'Twilight Zone' episode, 'To Serve Man.'...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Cathy, Samuel Truett b. March 14, 1921 d. September 8, 2014 Founder, chairman, and CEO of Chick-fil-A. Cathy began the chain in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville in 1946 with a restaurant called the Dwarf Grill, named because of its small size. It was there that he, along with his brother and business partner, Ben, created the chicken sandwich that later became the signature menu item for Chick-fil-A. The original restaurant, since renamed Dwarf House, is still in operation, and the company operates other Dwarf House locations in the metro Atlanta area...[Read More] (Bio by: John Baumer) Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Roosevelt, Theodore b. October 27, 1858 d. January 6, 1919 26th United States President, 25th United States Vice-President, New York Governor, United States Army Officer, Spanish-American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as Governor of New York and later served as President William McKinley's Vice-President. He succeeded McKinley upon the latter's assassination and was reelected in 1904. He advocated a policy of intervention in the Americas. He began construction of the Panama canal. Domestically, he sought to protect America's...[Read More] Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA
Miller, Denny b. April 25, 1934 d. September 9, 2014 American Actor. Born Dennis Linn Miller, he played basketball in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Baldwin, New York, before the family moved to Los Angeles. It was at University High School where he came to the attention of coach John Wooden and was given a full-ride scholarship to UCLA. In his senior year, while working as a furniture mover to pay for school, he was discovered on Sunset Boulevard by a talent agent, who...[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!
Falk, Peter b. September 16, 1927 d. June 23, 2011 Actor. Fondly remembered for his role of Lieutenant Columbo in the popular TV series "Columbo" (1971 to 1978). Raised in Ossining, New York, at age three he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his right eye which required its removal; he would use a glass eye for the remainder of his life. His first experience on stage was in a production of "The Pirates of Penzance" when he was twelve while attending summer camp and during his high school years, he was a model student and standout athlete...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Crewe, Bob b. November 12, 1931 d. September 11, 2014 American Songwriter, Singer, Manager and Record Producer. Born Robert Stanley Crewe, he initially attended Parsons School of Design in New York. In the early 1950s, he partnered with songwriter Frank Slay Jr., and in 1957, their song "Silhouettes" performed by The Rays, became a chart-topping doo-wop hit. In the early 1960s, he worked with Bob Gaudio on many hit singles for The Four Seasons as both a producer and co-lyricist. Among the songs that the duo collaborated on were "Sherry", "Big...[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!
Bogart, Humphrey b. December 25, 1899 d. January 14, 1957 Actor. Widely regarded as an American culture icon, he is probably best remembered for his legendary films "High Sierra" (1941, with Ida Lupino), "The Maltese Falcon" (1941, with Mary Astor), "Casablanca" (1942, with Ingrid Bergman), "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948, with Walter Huston), "The African Queen" (1951, with Katharine Hepburn, for which he won his only Academy Award for Best Actor), and "The Caine Mutiny" (1954, with Jose Ferrer). During a film career of almost 30 years, he...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Memory, Columbarium of Eternal Light (Locked area. Not accessible to the general public).
Gregory, James b. December 23, 1911 d. September 16, 2002 Actor. He appeared in motion pictures and on television, most notably playing 'Inspector Luger' on the popular 1970s and 1980s television series "Barney Miller." In films he is best remembered for playing the "Gorilla General' in the original "Planet of the Apes Movie" motion picture. (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Sedona Community Cemetery, Sedona, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Bolan, Marc Feld b. September 30, 1947 d. September 16, 1977 British musician, born in London and founder, along with Steve Took, of the famous 1970's group T-Rex. His songs included "Ride a White Swan" "21st Century Boy" and "Metal Guru." He was at the forefront of the Glam Rock era. Marc Bolan died following a car crash, in which his Mini hit a tree. The car was being driven by his girlfriend, American singer Gloria Jones. The plaque marking his grave is very often stolen by his fans, and is continuously being replaced. On the anniversary of his death...[Read More] (Bio by: Kieran Smith) Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England Plot: West Statue Rosebed, Section 5, Plot E 35979
Williams, Robin b. July 21, 1951 d. August 11, 2014 Actor, Comedian. Born Robin McLaurin Williams in Chicago and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, he was the privileged son of a Detroit auto executive. His family later moved to Woodacre, California, where he attended Redwood High School. He studied at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, then attained a full scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York City. In between Claremont and Juilliard, he attended the College of Marin for theatre. In 1978, Williams was cast in an...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
Longworth, Alice Lee b. February 12, 1884 d. February 20, 1980 Washington Socialite and Folk Figure. She was a mainstay of the Washington scene for decades, unconventional, irreverent, witty, liberated and politically influential. She held court and lobbied for change at her home near Dupont Circle on Massachusetts Avenue, Washington's Embassy Row. It was the meeting place of many high ranking politicians. She publicly quarreled with many famous Americans and chastised them with an acid tongue in the form of witty sarcastic remarks. In the forefront were...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Roosevelt, Eleanor (Anna) b. October 11, 1884 d. November 7, 1962 Presidential First Lady. Her life was actually a unique two part American march to fame and immortality. Her early life with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, where as a mother of five children and the first lady of the land, saw her active in Democratic politics while helping to shape her Husband's New Deal program. After the death of the President, she became an identity in her own right, lecturing and writing. (Her syndicated newspaper column, "My Day", started in 1936 and ran until a...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, USA GPS coordinates: 41.7680397, -73.9348221 (hddd.dddd)
Cross, Katherine b. March 13, 1899 d. October 10, 1917 Katherine received her notoriety simply for a legendary headstone, engraved with the inscription: "Murdered by Human wolves." Katherine Cross died, according to the Seminole County News, from "a criminal operation," performed by Dr. A. H. Yates, and his assistant, a schoolteacher by the name of Mr. Fredrick O'Neal. It is generally considered that the "criminal operation" must have been an abortion, due to the location and time period. Katherine Cross was the second of two girls that Dr. A...[Read More] (Bio by: Colby Weaver) Konawa Cemetery, Seminole County, Oklahoma, USA
Rosenberg, Edgar b. September 21, 1925 d. August 14, 1987 Film and Television Producer and Writer. Born in Germany to Jewish parents, his family emigrated to Denmark and then to South Africa when he was a young boy in order to escape the Nazis. Educated in England, he moved to the United States as a young man and landed a job at NBC where he eventually became an assistant to Emanuel Sacks, vice president of entertainment. In the 1960s, he worked for a public relations firm where he was a valued news source for journalists. He later formed his own...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Wooley, Sheb b. April 10, 1921 d. September 16, 2003 Country Singer, Songriter, and Actor. Wooley was born Shelby F. Wooley on April 10, 1921, in Erick, Oklahoma. As a teenager, Wooley worked as a rodeo rider and then formed his own band. In the mid-1940s, he performed on radio stations WLAC and WSM in Nashville, Tennessee, and subsequently had his own show on the Calumet Radio Network. He signed to the Bullet Records Label in 1946, moving in 1948 to MGM Records where he remained until 1973. Wooley began acting in movies in 1950, appearing first...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA