Jackson, Michael b. August 29, 1958 d. June 25, 2009 Musician, Entertainer. He was called the "King of Pop," and is best remembered for his revolutionary videos such as "Thriller" (1982), and "Dangerous" (1991), as well as two Guinness World Records: Most successful entertainer of all time (with 13 Grammy Awards, 13 Number One single hits in a solo career, and sales of over 750 million in albums worldwide), and for having the greatest selling album of all time ("Thriller"). He is also remembered for his trademark single sequined white glove, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Acute Propofol intoxication compounded by the effects of benzodiazapines or a benzodiazapine. Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Holly Terrace, Sanctuary of Ascension. This mausoleum is private and locked to the general public.
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!
Nichols (Peschkowsky), Mike (Mikhail Igor) b. November 6, 1931 d. November 19, 2014 Director, Producer, Writer. Nichols, who was one of a very few to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony in his lifetime, was born Michael Igor Peschkowsky, and came to the United States when he was 7 years old, when his family escaped Nazi Germany. He pursued theater while attending the University of Chicago in the early 1950s, when he joined the improv group the Compass Players and met actress Elaine May. They became a successful comedy duo, appearing in nightclubs and on television...[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!
Hoffman, Philip Seymour b. July 23, 1967 d. February 2, 2014 Actor, Producer, and Director. He is probably best remembered for his portrayal of author Truman Capote in the biographical film "Capote" (2005), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Born in the Rochester suburb of Fairport, New York, his father worked as an executive for Xerox Corporation and his mother was an elementary school teacher before becoming a lawyer and eventually a family court judge. When he was nine years old, his parents divorced and he was raised primarily by his...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes in the possesion of her daughter Melissa.
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.
Bull, Richard b. June 26, 1924 d. February 3, 2014 Actor. Best remembered for his portrayal of 'Nels Oleson', the kind proprietor of Oleson's Mercantile, on the long running television series "Little House on the Prairie" (1974 to 1983) and his portrayal of 'Doc' in the television show "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1964 to 1968). In a career that spanned over 50 years, he had more than 100 credits to his name. Credits include roles in televisions shows such as "Harrigan and Son", "Mission Impossible", "Mannix", "Gomer Pyle: USMC", "The...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Nusser, James b. May 3, 1905 d. June 8, 1979 Actor. He is best remembered for his role as the town drunk, 'Louie Pheeters' in the television western, "Gunsmoke" from 1961 to 1970. He appeared in the films "Cahill: U.S. Marshal" (1973), "Goodnight, My Love" (1972), "Menace On The Mountain" (1970), "Hail, Hero!" (1969), "Hillbillys In A Haunted House" (1967), "Hell Canyon Outlaws" (1957), "Mohawk" (1956), and "It Should Happen To You" (1954). Also appeared in many television shows including, "The Waltons" (1972 to 1981), "The Wild Wild West"...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Hilton, Daisy and Violet b. February 5, 1908 d. January, 1969 Entertainers. Born in Brighton, England to Kate Skinner, an unwed serving girl, Daisy and Violet were conjoined, pygopagus twins joined at the hips and fused at the pelvis. They shared blood circulation but no major organs. Their mother rejected them and they were unofficially adopted by the midwife, Mary Hilton. The girls were put on display almost immediately at the Hilton's pub. By the age of three, Hilton and her daughter took the twins on a tour of exhibition throughout the UK billing...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Forest Lawn West Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA Plot: Section M, Lot 313
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)
Woodson, Abe b. February 15, 1934 d. February 8, 2014 Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1958 to 1966), he played at the defensive back and half back positions in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Cardinals. Born Abraham Benjamin Woodson, he was raised in Illinois where he attended Austin High School in Chicago. During his collegiate years at the University of Illinois, Woodson distinguished himself as a track star and following service with the United States Military, he was selected by San...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Barry Jr., Marion b. March 6, 1936 d. November 23, 2014 Mayor of Washington D.C. American politician who served as the second elected Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth Mayor from 1995 to 1999. A Democrat, Barry had served three tenures on the Council of the District of Columbia, representing as an at-large member from 1975 to 1979 and in Ward 8 from 1993 to 1995 and again from 2005 to 2014. In the 1960s he was involved in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, first as a member of the Nashville Student...[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!
Kupcinet, Karyn 'Cookie' b. March 6, 1941 d. November 28, 1963 Actress. She was murdered the week after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and many Kennedy Conspiracy theorists believe that she had been killed to silence her. Her murder has never been solved. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Chicago "Sun Times" columnist Irv Kupcinet. She began her acting career playing summer stock on stage. Actor-Producer Jerry Lewis discovered her, and encouraged her to come to Hollywood. She obtained small bit roles on television...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Murdered Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Marks (Scarpa), Guy (Mario) b. October 31, 1923 d. November 28, 1987 Actor, Comedian, Impressionist, and Singer. He made many appearances on television sitcoms and variety shows during the 1960s and 1970s, including "The Ed Sullivan Show," "The Merv Griffin Show," "The Dean Martin Show," "The Mike Douglas Show," and "The Joey Bishop Show." He possessed a natural gift for mimicry, and his impressions of celebrities such as Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Boris Karloff and many others were considered among the best in the business. He also could imitate a housefly...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section 29 Range 14
Rooney, Mickey b. September 23, 1920 d. April 6, 2014 Actor. He achieved fame in the 'Andy Hardy' film series of the 1930s and 1940s, before moving on to a wide range of movie roles. Born Joe Yule, Jr., the son of vaudeville performers, he first appeared on stage at the age of fifteen months. He was brought up as a central part of his parent's act and in 1926, he initiated his Hollywood career in the short "Not to Be Trusted". This was followed with his own film series "Mickey McGuire" from 1927 until 1933. He graduated to teenage parts with two...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Cathedral Lake View, Elevation 15, Couch B-1501
Quinn, Pat b. January 29, 1943 d. November 23, 2014 Professional Hockey Player, Coach. His lengthy association with the sport began as a player with the Hamilton Tiger Cubs of the Ontario Hockey Association during the 1958-1959 season. For nine seasons (1968 to 1977), he played at the defense position in the National Hockey League with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Atlanta Flames. He totaled 374 regular season NHL games. Following his retirement as a player, Quinn launched a lengthy coaching career, initially as an assistant...[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!
Carpenter, Karen Anne b. March 2, 1950 d. February 4, 1983 Singer. Best remembered for her singing partnership with her brother, Richard, as "The Carpenters." Born in New Haven, Connecticut, she moved with her family to Downey, California, in 1963. Her older brother, Richard, put together an instrumental trio, with Richard playing the piano, Karen on the drums, and friend Wes Jacobs on the bass and tuba. In 1966, their group won first place in the Hollywood Bowl Battle of the Bands, and landed a recording contract with RCA Records. After two...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA GPS coordinates: 34.1504097, -118.7972717 (hddd.dddd)
Fermi, Enrico b. September 29, 1901 d. November 28, 1954 Physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1938. He was the first to split the atom, designed the first atomic piles, and produced the first sustaining nuclear chain reaction. Born in Rome, Italy in 1901, he was the oldest son of Alberto Fermi, Chief Inspector for the Ministry of Communications, and Ida de Gattis. While attending the local grammar school, his early aptitude for math and physics was quickly recognized and encouraged. Fermi studied at the University of Rome, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA