Houston, Whitney b. August 9, 1963 d. February 11, 2012 Recording Artist, Actress, Entertainer. Regarded as one of the finest female vocalists of her generation, she began her musical career singing as a member of the New Hope Baptist Church junior gospel choir. She is credited with inspiring the successful musical careers of Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson among others. She was discovered at a local New York City nightclub by former Arista Records president Clive Davis, where she performed as a backup vocalist for her mother Cissy Houston...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA GPS coordinates: 40.6648369, -74.3268814 (hddd.dddd)
Cole, Joseph Dennis 'Joe' b. April 10, 1961 d. December 19, 1991 Actor. He is best remembered for his role of Tex Watson in the movie "The Book of Manson" (1989). The son of movie actor Dennis Cole and Sally Bergeron Cole, Joe Cole was a minor actor just beginning his career, and had first appeared in the movie "Weatherman '69" (1989). He continued to draw small roles, in such movies as "Sir Drone" (1989) and "Citizen Tania" (1989). Since his acting roles came few and far between, he worked primarily on the road crew of the punk band Black Flag (1976 -...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Revelation, Lot 3430, Grave 4 GPS coordinates: 34.1456909, -118.3238831 (hddd.dddd)
Ingalls, Charles Phillip b. January 10, 1836 d. June 8, 1902 Literary Figure. Born the second of nine children of Landsford and Laura Ingalls in Cuba, New York, when he was 12 his family moved to Illinois, and then to Wisconsin. He married Caroline Lake Quiner in February of 1860 and with her, headed west in what would become a long string of moves which indulged his wanderlust, his dislike of large towns, and the prevailing job opportunities. The young family moved from Wisconsin, to Kansas, back to Wisconsin, to Minnesota, to Iowa, back to Minnesota...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) De Smet Cemetery, De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, USA
Lorre (Loewenstein), Peter (Laszlo) b. June 26, 1904 d. March 23, 1964 Actor. Born Laszlo Loewenstein in Rosenberg, Austria-Hungary (now Ruzomberok, Slovakia), he was educated in Vienna, but at age 17, he ran away from home, working as a bank clerk in Vienna, and then making his acting debut in Zurich, Switzerland. He was a virtual unknown for seven years, playing bit parts in numerous films in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, until 1931, when German director Fritz Lang cast him as a psychopathic child killer in "M" (1931). After several more German films, the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Stroke Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Cathedral Mausoleum, corridor C, Alcove of Reverence, niche 5, tier 1
Wuornos, Aileen Carol b. February 29, 1956 d. October 9, 2002 Criminal. She was the daughter of teenage parents Diane and Leo Pittman. Her father was a convicted child molestor. Her mother abandoned her and she was later adopted by her maternal grandparents. She gave birth to a son in a home for unwed mothers in 1971. Aileen drifted around the country, ending up in Florida. She had a lengthy criminal record which included charges of disorderly conduct, drunk driving, assault, armed robbery, check forgery, auto theft, and prostitution. In 1991 she...[Read More] (Bio by: Jennifer M.) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Scattered in Fostoria, Tuscola County, Michigan
Fawcett, Farrah (Mary Farrah) b. February 2, 1947 d. June 25, 2009 Actress. Born Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett, she is best known for her role as Jill Munroe from the television series "Charlie's Angels." She appeared on the series from 1976 to 1980. She left the show at the conclusion of the first season in 1976, but returned to the series in guest role appearances over the next three seasons as part of a contractual settlement, avoiding a potential breach of contract lawsuit. Fawcett became one of the premier sex symbols of the 1970s and 1980s, appearing on the...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Lucena, Elena b. September 25, 1914 d. October 7, 2015 Argentine Actress. Lucena, born María Elena Lucena Arcuri, was an actress who was part of the golden age of Argentine cinema from 1940 to 1960. She started in radio and then transitioned to the "big screen" where she appeared in such films as "Brother and Sister" (2010), "Chimbela" (1939) and "El calavera" (1958). During the 1940s, Lucena worked with many of Argentina's top comedians in films. Her film career included over 50 movies in a seventy year period. Besides her work in films, she...[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!
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)
Schindler, Oskar b. April 28, 1908 d. October 9, 1974 Businessman, World War II Hero. During World War II, helped to save 1,200 Jews from the Nazi death camps. His story was dramatized in the movie, "Schindler's List" (1993), which won 7 Academy Awards, and by a book of the same name, by Thomas Keneally. An ethnic German, he was born in Zwittau, Austria-Hungary (now a part of the Czech Republic). On March 6, 1928, he married Emilie Pelzl, who then accompanied him for the majority of his life, and later aided him in caring for the Jews. In 1930...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Mount Zion Catholic Cemetery, Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
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.
Guevara, Che (Ernesto) b. June 14, 1928 d. October 9, 1967 Revolutionary. He was born Ernesto Guevara in Rosaria, Argentina to a well off middle-class family. He attended the University of Buenos Aires and received a medical degree in 1953. Guevara didn't spend much time comforting the sick as he became an activist during a time of political upheaval in Argentina. He was soon forced to leave, convinced that revolution was the only remedy for social inequities. 1954 found him in the company of Fidel Castro leading the guerrilla war against Cuban...[Read More] Guevara Mausoleum, Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba
Caesar, Sid b. September 8, 1922 d. February 12, 2014 Entertainer. He was best known for the highly-popular TV series "Your Show of Shows". Born Isaac Sidney Caesar into a Jewish family, his father was the proprietor of a luncheonette, Sid became a master of dialect as a child and was exceptional in mimicking many languages including Italian, Russian, Polish and Spanish. While in high school, he earned wages playing the saxophone in a small band at weddings. He focused fully on music and after graduation, he moved to New York City, where he...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Cremated; remains in possession of family
Cully (Brown), Zara b. January 26, 1892 d. February 28, 1978 Actress. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts she did not come into acting until quite late. She made her television debut in "Run For Your Life" in 1966 at the age of 74. She appeared in character roles through out the 1960 and 1970 in such television series as "Night Gallery," "Days of Our Live," and "The Mod Squad." Her best remembered role, however, was that of Mother Jefferson who was introduced in a 1974 episode of "All in the Family." She reprised the role once more before the spinoff series...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Freedom Mausoleum, Columbarium of Victory
Nye, Louis b. May 1, 1914 d. October 9, 2005 Comedian. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, he was one of television's pioneering comedians who appeard often on Steve Allen's "Tonight Show" in the 1950s. Appearing as country club snob Gordon Hathaway, his catchy greeting "Hi, ho, Steverino!" became widely repeated across America. He was already well-known as an avant-garde comic prior to joining Steve Allen, having appeared regularly on...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Cause of death: Lung cancer Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Acacia Gardens Cremation Wall Space TT-643
Taylor, Rod b. January 11, 1930 d. January 7, 2015 Actor. A handsome, rugged leading man who played in a wide range of motion pictures, he may be best remembered by movie audiences for the films "The Time Machine" (1960), "The Birds" (1963) and "Darker than Amber" (1970). Born Rodney Sturt Taylor, his father was a construction contractor, his mother wrote children's books and plays, Rod was initially interested in drawing and attended East Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College. After developing an interest in acting, he found parts in amateur...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Orr, Benjamin b. September 8, 1947 d. October 4, 2000 Musician. In 1976, he and Ric Ocasek co-founded the rock group The Cars in Boston. He was their bass player and sang lead vocals on their hit songs "Just What I Needed", "Let's Go", "Candy-O", and their biggest hit "Drive". Orr also had a post-Cars solo hit "Stay The Night". His last years were spent in Atlanta, where he formed the band Big People with musicians from other classic rock outfits, which included Ted Nugent sideman Derek St. Holmes, .38 Special guitarist Jeff Carlisi and Billy Joel'...[Read More] Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer Saint Patrick Cemetery, Thompson, Geauga County, Ohio, USA
Torres, Carmen Marina b. October 8, 1956 d. October 6, 2015 Colombian Actress. Torres was an actress of African descent, who appeared in various television series throughout her long career. She was well loved among her peers for the energy that she brought to her trade. Torres appeared in such television series as "Grosso guaio a Cartagena" (1987), "Pretty María" (1995), "The Storm (2005), "Zorro: La Espada y La Rosa" (2007) and "En cuerpo ajeno" (1992). She had just finished her latest project at the time of her passing. (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!
Blocker, Dan (Bobby Dan) b. December 10, 1928 d. May 13, 1972 Actor. He is best remembered for his role of ‘Hoss Cartwright' in the TV series, "Bonanza," which ran from 1959 to 1972. Born in Bowie County, Texas, he entered the movie and television field in 1955 with his first role in the film, "Hook a Crook" (1955). He began taking small cameo roles on television, in such programs (mostly westerns) as "Gunsmoke," "Playhouse 90," "Cheyenne," "Tales of Wells Fargo," "The Restless Gun," "Maverick," "The Rifleman," and "Zane Grey Theater." He continued to...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Pulmonary embolisim Woodmen Cemetery, De Kalb, Bowie County, Texas, USA