Bellamy, Ralph b. June 17, 1904 d. November 29, 1991 Actor. Leading man of stage and screen. Early on in his career he became typecast as a rich but dull character who never got the girl. However, he worked hard to escape the typecasting and eventually succeded, playing a number of different roles on film. He also became a highly respected stage actor. Some of his early film roles include "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1932), "Flying Devils" (1933), "Spitfire" (1934), "Helldorado" (1935), "The Awful Truth" (1937) (Academy award nomination), "His...[Read More] (Bio by: Solitary Man) Cause of death: Lung ailment Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Murmering Trees, Lot 8687
Sinatra, Frank (Francis Albert) b. December 12, 1915 d. May 14, 1998 Entertainer. Regarded by many as the greatest popular singer of the 20th Century, he was nicknamed "The Voice", "Ol Blue Eyes" and "Chairman of the Board". Born Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey, the son and only child of an Italian immigrant fireman, his mother Dolly was a midwife. Legend has it that one day he heard Bing Crosby singing and decided this would be the career path he was to embark upon. His initial break came in 1935, when he received first prize in a radio contest...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Heart Attack Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA Plot: B-8, #151 GPS coordinates: 33.8166389, -116.4418564 (hddd.dddd)
Twigg, Arlena Beatrice b. November 29, 1978 d. August 23, 1988 Folk Figure. Arlena was switched at birth with Kimberly Michelle Mays. Arlena (actually Kimberly) was born with a heart defect and not expected to live. She was switched with a healthy baby, which some believe was quite possibly intentional. The switch was discovered when she was 9 years old, shortly before she was to undergo open heart surgery. Although the surgery was a success, she died later that night, surrounded by her parents, Ernest and Regina Twigg, and sister Irisa. It was discovered...[Read More] (Bio by: A Marine's Daughter) Mount Olive Cemetery, Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Nielsen, Leslie b. February 11, 1926 d. November 28, 2010 Actor. Born Leslie William Nielsen, he was a World War II-era Royal Canadian Air Force veteran. He attended the Lorne Greene Academy of Radio Arts and Neighborhood Playhouse (New York City actor's training school) before beginning steady television work in the late 1940s. In the 1950s he began film work, with his role in the science fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" (1956) establishing him as a leading man. One of Nielsen's most memorable dramatic roles was the ship's captain in 1972's "...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA
Wayne (Morrison), John (Marion) b. May 26, 1907 d. June 11, 1979 Actor. He is noted mostly for his military and cowboy roles, and an American Icon. Fiercely patriotic and a staunch American, he represented an American ideal of rugged individualism. Politically conservative and hawkish, he was directly the opposite of many Hollywood stars, and often ridiculed for his political opinions. Born Marion Morrison in Winterset, Iowa, his family moved to southern California, where his father owned a ranch, and he learned to ride a horse. When the ranch failed, his...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, Orange County, California, USA Plot: Bayview Terrace, section 575
Brown, Bobbi Kristina b. March 4, 1993 d. July 26, 2015 Singer and Reality Television Star. The only child of entertainers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, she was thrust into the spotlight at an early age when she appeared with her parents, who had a tumultuous 14-year marriage, tarnished by rumors of infidelity, drug use, and domestic violence, on the widely criticized 2005 reality show 'Being Bobby Brown'. Brown performed with her mother in several live duets on...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Wood, Natalie b. July 20, 1938 d. November 28, 1981 Actress. Most remembered for her role of Susan Walker in "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), a Christmas classic movie. She appeared in over 56 movies for the silver screen and television, and was nominated three times for an Oscar (she never won). She was born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, of Russian emigrants in San Francisco, California. Natalie won a bit part at age 4 in a movie, "Happy Land" (1943), then being shot in her Santa Rosa neighborhood. The family then moved to Los Angeles, hoping...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section D, #60 GPS coordinates: 34.0584793, -118.4411545 (hddd.dddd)
Reason, Rex b. November 30, 1928 d. November 19, 2015 Actor. A tall and athletic leading man, he experienced a successful run in second features during the 1950s, before abruptly ending his career the following decade. He will perhaps be best remembered for playing 'Adam MacLean' in the TV series "Man Without a Gun" (1957 to 1959). Born Rex George Reason, Jr., in Germany, while his family was on a business trip, he was raised in California and following service with the United States Army, he studied Acting at the Pasadena Playhouse. Hollywood...[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!
Stewart, Robin b. October 9, 1946 d. November 22, 2015 British Actor. Stewart was an actor who appeared in both film and television and whose most famous role was of Mike Abbott on the 1970s sitcom "Bless This House". He got his start in acting in his teenage years and started to appear in both film and television first in Britain and then later in Australia. Stewart's early career credits include "Dixon of Dock Green" (1968), "The Very Merry Widow" (1968)", "Cromwell" (1970), and "Horror House" (1969). In 1970 he got his start in what would...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) 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 [original burial site] 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) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress), Cypress, Orange County, California, USA Plot: Ascension Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Compassion
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)
Ferro, Daniel b. April 10, 1921 d. November 18, 2015 Opera Singer. A bass-baritone noted for his performances on both sides of the Atlantic, he shall probably be better remembered as a distinguished voice teacher. Born Daniel Eisen, he was raised in New York City, graduated from the Juilliard School and Columbia University, studied at the Salzburg Mozateum on a Fulbright Scholarship, changed his name from the German word for "iron" to the Italian equivalent, and after further training in Italy moved to Austria where he joined the Graz Opera...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Mount Eden Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Bell, O'Neil 'Supernova' b. December 29, 1974 d. November 25, 2015 Professional Boxer. Bell was a professional boxer who held four different titles during his 13-year boxing career, including the WBA, WBC and IBF cruiserweight titles. In his last match, he beat Rico Cason with a technical knockout in the first round in 2011. He finished his boxing career with a 27-4-1 record. Bell was shot and killed during a robbery while exiting a bus. (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!
Schmidt, Helmut b. December 23, 1918 d. November 10, 2015 German Statesman. Schmidt served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1974 to 1982. The son of a half-Jewish teacher, he served in the Wehrmacht (German Army) during the Second World War, serving in an armored division on the Eastern Front and later in the Ardennes offensive and been awarded the Iron Cross. Schmidt joined the Social Democratic Party after the war and rose through the party ranks (also serving in the Bundestag) until serving as a top cabinet...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany
Garland (Gumm), Judy (Frances Ethel) b. June 10, 1922 d. June 22, 1969 Considered by many to be the 'World's Greatest Entertainer,' Judy Garland began performing at the age of two and a half. From 1924-1935 she and her older sisters performed as a singing trio that toured all over the country. In 1935, the group split up due to marriage by the oldest sister in the group. This was not exactly unwelcome news, since reviews of the trio always singled out the youngest, Judy, with lofty praise. She was billed as "the little girl with the big voice," and soon drew...[Read More] (Bio by: Eric Hemphill) Cause of death: Accidental Overdose Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Unit 9, Alcove HH, Crypt 31
Cash, Johnny b. February 26, 1932 d. September 12, 2003 Country Singer, Musician, Actor, Entertainer. Legendary Country Music Singer and songwriter who was known as "The Man in Black" for his trademark wearing of all black clothing. Contrary to his songs and image, he never spent time in prison (except to visit). Most remembered for the songs "Ring of Fire," "Folsom Prison Blues," "A Boy Named Sue," and "I walk the Line." Born in Kingsland, Arkansas, one of seven children, in 1951, he enlisted into the United States Air Force, was stationed in...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Diabetes and neuropathy Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.3120842, -86.5924606 (hddd.dddd)
Ball, Lucille b. August 6, 1911 d. April 26, 1989 Legendary comedic actress, best known for the title role in the hit television sitcom of the 1950's "I Love Lucy." She was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. Intent on becoming an actress, she left high school at age 15, and tried unsuccessfully to get into drama school in New York City. Undaunted, Ball took a job as a waitress while trying for jobs in modeling and in chorus lines of Broadway shows. Moderately successful in these pursuits, she was chosen to be...[Read More] (Bio by: Edward Parsons) Cause of death: Ruptured aorta after heart surgery Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, USA Plot: Highland section
Varderesyan, Varduhi b. March 19, 1928 d. November 24, 2015 Armenian Actress. Varderesyan was a well known actress in both film and the theater stage. She went to Armenia in 1946 and studied acting at the Leninakan Dramatical Theater. Varderesyan worked at the theater until 1958 when she moved over to the Sundukyan Drama Theatre of Yerevan where she became a leading actress. She also appeared in films such as "Looking of the Addressee" (1955), "Northern Rainbow" (1960), "Karine" (1969), and "The Journey" (2002). Varderesyan was honored with the...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Ryan, Fran b. November 29, 1916 d. January 15, 2000 Actress. She began performing at the age of 6, at the Henry Duffy Theatre, Northern California and during World War II was a member of the USO entertaining troops. Her small screen debut came in an episode on television's "Batman" in 1966, followed by "Gunsmoke", "The Doris Day Show", Green Acres", "The Brady Bunch" and the role of Sister Agatha on the daytime soap "General Hospital". She appeared in many feature films including "Flush" (1977), "Big Wednesday" (1978), "Rocky II" (1979), "...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, Alameda County, California, USA