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 M.) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
Ladd, Alan b. September 3, 1913 d. January 29, 1964 Actor. He is best remembered for his 1953 role of 'Shane' in the western movie of the same name. Although short (five feet, five inches), with a laconic manner and a face that never seemed to change expression, he quickly became a star. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to an accountant father and an English mother, when his father died in 1917, his mother married a house painter and the family moved to California, where he grew up. In high school, he picked fruit, delivered newspapers, swept...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: cerebral edema Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Freedom Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Heritage, Space 20358
Woodward, Ann b. December 12, 1915 d. October 9, 1975 Social Figure. Born Angeline Luceil Crowell in Kansas, she moved to New York to pursue a career in acting and modeling. In 1940 she was voted "The Most Beautiful Girl in Radio." There she met and married William "Billy" Woodward, Jr., heir to a banking fortune and a prominent member of New York society. His family did not approve of the match. In the early morning hours of October 30, 1955, Ann shot and killed her husband; she claimed that she thought he was the prowler that had been...[Read More] (Bio by: Jennifer M.) Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: Woodward family plot
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!
Bradbury, Maj. Edward Kinder b. August 16, 1881 d. September 1, 1914 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Altrincham Cheshire, England he served as a Captain in command of L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, British Army. In actions at Néry, France, September 1, 1914, during the retreat the German 4th Cavalry Division attacked the British 1st Cavalry Brigade. L Battery seeing the retreat, began to comence fire when most of his men and other officers were killed or knocked unconscious by a incoming shell. Captain Bradbury with an officer and another...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Nery Communal Cemetery, Nery, Departement de l'Oise, Picardie, France
Martha the Passenger Pigeon b. 1885 d. September 1, 1914 Last Passenger Pigeon. She was born in captivity and raised at the Cincinnati, Ohio zoo tabbed with the nickname "Martha." When it became clear she was the last passenger pigeon on earth, scientists frantically tried to breed her, offering thousands of dollars to anyone who would come forward with a mate. At the age of 29, she was found dead at the bottom of her cage. Her body was packed in ice and sent to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. for preservation and display...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) National Museum of Natural History, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA Plot: lst floor Aviary Section
Franz, Werner b. May 22, 1922 d. August 13, 2014 Aviation Folk Figure. A 14 year old cabin boy at the time of his brush with history, he shall be remembered as the last surviving crew member of the airship "Hindenburg" which crashed at the Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937 killing 35 of the 97 people aboard, plus one member of the mooring crew. Raised in Frankfurt, he was working in a hotel when his brother told him about an opening on the "Hindenburg"; in October of 1936 he traveled to Rio de Janeiro on his first trip...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown*, Somewhere in Germany * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
deWilde, Brandon b. April 9, 1942 d. July 6, 1972 Actor. Born to Frederick, a Broadway stage manager, and Eugenia, a stage actrees in Brooklyn, New York; he made his Broadway debut in 1950's ‘The Member of the Wedding.' He stayed with the show for over a year, winning the prestigious Donaldson Award for his performance; the first child actor to do so. He went on to repeat his role in the film version of the play in 1952. In 1953 he was cast as Joey in the classic western, ‘Shane.' His memorable performance earned him an Academy Award...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA Plot: Sec 80, Block 1, Range 37, Grave 53 GPS coordinates: 40.7536697, -73.3885727 (hddd.dddd)
Lake (Ockelman), Veronica (Constance Frances Marie) b. November 14, 1922 d. July 7, 1973 Actress. She was born Constance Frances Ockleman in Brooklyn, New York to a seaman father. He died in an explosion on an oil ship when Constance was five. Her mother remarried and the family was constantly on the move living in Canada, New York and Florida. She graduated from high school in Miami. The family moved to California and she was enrolled in the Bliss Hayden School of Acting in Hollywood. Bit parts came almost immediately with RKO Studios. Her trademark was a hairstyle, with one...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Cause of death: Hepatitis Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Attenborough, Lord. Richard b. August 29, 1923 d. August 24, 2014 English actor, film director, producer and entrepreneur. He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). As a film director and producer, he won two Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1983. He has also won four BAFTA Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. As an actor he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place, Miracle on 34th Street and Jurassic Park. He was the older brother of Sir David Attenborough, the naturalist and broadcaster...[Read More] Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Lee, Stephen b. November 11, 1955 d. August 14, 2014 American Actor. Lee, who spent his first 15 years living in Europe and spoke English, German, French and Spanish, received his first onscreen credit for a 1981 episode of 'Hart to Hart'. He went on to appear on such TV shows as 'Scarecrow and Mrs. King', 'Who’s the Boss?', 'Hill Street Blues', 'Valerie', 'Family Ties', 'Herman’s Head', 'Roseanne', 'Quantum Leap', 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', 'Everybody Loves Raymond', 'Cybill', 'Murder One', 'The Drew Carey Show', 'Grey’s Anatomy', 'NCIS'...[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!
De Carlo, Yvonne b. September 1, 1922 d. January 8, 2007 Actress. Born Peggy Yvonne Middleton in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, she attended dancing school supported by her mother, and at 18 they traveled to Hollywood where she worked as a both a hat check chorus girl until she won a bit part in a musical short "I Look at You," in 1941. She appeared unbilled twice more before she earned a feature film part in "Harvard Here I Come." She continued as an extra, earning her first named role as Wah-Tah in "The Deerslayer" in 1943. Her break came in...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Natural causes Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Reed, Jerry b. March 20, 1937 d. August 31, 2008 Musician, Songwriter, Actor. Born Jerry Reed Hubbard, he caught the eye of Chet Atkins and was signed by RCA records after a failed attempt with Capitol Records, a stint in the United States Army and another failed attempt with Columbia Records. His time with RCA under Chet Atkins nurtured his session playing skills, for he sat in on sessions with Elvis Presley, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare and countless others. His songwriting flourished as well with his first success with the 1962 Porter...[Read More] (Bio by: Allcalmap) Cause of death: Complications of emphysema Woodlawn Memorial Park, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Cross Mausoleum
Toto (Terry) [memorial] b. November 17, 1935 d. September 1, 1945 Canine movie star. Carl Spitz spent many years in Hollywood not only readying dogs for films but also training "Dogs for Defense" during World War II. Among his movie-star pupils was the female Carin terrier who played Dorothy's male dog, Toto, in "The Wizard of Oz." He was the innovator of training animals to react and perform by using silent hand signals to direct the animal. These hand signals were instrumental in directing Toto during the filming of the movie. The dog was one of many in...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Spencer, Diana 'Princess of Wales' b. July 1, 1961 d. August 31, 1997 British Royalty. Born The Honourable Diana Frances Spencer, she was the fourth child, third girl, of Edward John Spencer and the Honorary Frances Ruth Burke Roche, then Viscount and Viscountess Althorp. Her parents separated in 1967 and were divorced in 1969. She was a member of an aristocratic English family that had served the crown for generations (her father had been an equerry to King George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth, from 1950-1952 and also to the Queen herself for the first two years...[Read More] (Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) Spencer Estate Grounds, Althorp, Daventry District, Northamptonshire, England Plot: Island on the lake Oval GPS coordinates: 52.2830658, -1.0001510 (hddd.dddd)
Pardo, Don (Dominick George) b. February 22, 1918 d. August 18, 2014 Announcer, Voice Actor. In a career that spanned eight decades, he will best be remembered as the voice of 'Saturday Night Live'. Born Dominick George Pardo, he acted in high school productions and won the Newton Perkins Prize for public speaking in his senior year. He attended Boston’s Emerson College, hoping to become an actor but decided on radio instead. As a member of the 20th Century Players, he performed regularly on local radio station WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, an affiliate of...[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!
Marciano (Marchegiano), Rocky (Rocco) b. September 1, 1923 d. August 31, 1969 Professional Boxer. Heavyweight Champion of the World 1952-1956. One of History's greatest fighters, 'The Brockton Blockbuster' was born in Brockton Massachusetts in 1923 and won the Golden Gloves title as an amateur. Marciano fought low and out of a crouch, and although he was much shorter than his opponents he had fervent desire and a devastating right hand. He turned pro in 1947 and progressed steadily through the ranks defeating the likes of Roland Lastarza, Don Mogard, Ted Lowry and...[Read More] Cause of death: Plane accident Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Central, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA Plot: Section AA, bottom row, 4th to the right
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)
Bendix, William b. January 14, 1906 d. December 14, 1964 Actor. A gruff, coarse-featured character player, with a voice to match, he was typically seen as a working-class urban type. Bendix received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for "Wake Island" (1942), but won his greatest fame as the flustered family man Chester A. Riley in the radio and TV series "The Life of Riley". His signature line from that show, "What a revoltin' development dis is", became a popular catchphrase. Bendix was born in New York City. Contrary to published sources his...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section D, lot 247, row 14, grave 10
Houdini, Harry (Ehrich Weiss) b. March 24, 1874 d. October 31, 1926 Entertainer. A legendary magician and escape artist, he was born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest, Hungary, the son of a rabbi and religious teacher. When he was about four, his family moved to Appleton, Wisconsin, where he grew up. When he was about 8 years old, he sold newspapers and worked as a bootblack to help support his poor family. When his father took him to see a traveling magician, his interest in magic and in performing took off, and shortly after his family moved to New York City, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Peritonitis due to a burst appendix, which was possibly caused from a punch to the stomach 9 days earlier Machpelah Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA