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, Distinguished Memorial – Sarcophagus 9, Crypt A. This mausoleum is private and locked to the general public. GPS coordinates: 34.1234627, -118.2482758 (hddd.dddd)
Getty, Estelle b. July 25, 1923 d. July 22, 2008 Actress. Best known for her role as sassy Italian octogenarian "Sophia Petrillo", on the hit sitcom "The Golden Girls." Estelle was born in New York to Polish immigrants. In 1947, she married Arthur Gettleman. The couple had two sons together. Estelle Gettleman began her acting career under the stage name Estelle Getty in 1978 playing a teacher in the film "Team Mates." She had small walk on roles in the Films "Tootsie" in 1982 and "Mask" in 1985. It was in 1985 that Estelle joined Bea...[Read More] (Bio by: The Perplexed Historian) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section 14, Row CC, Grave 88 GPS coordinates: 34.0891228, -118.3168793 (hddd.dddd)
Hepburn, Audrey b. May 4, 1929 d. January 20, 1993 Actress. Her impressive career in film and theatre spanned 42 years, ending only with her death in 1993. A vastly influential person and notable humanitarian, she received over fifty awards and international distinctions for her work in film and, later, for her efforts on behalf of children everywhere. Born in Brussels, Belgium, as a child, she attended boarding school and took dancing lessons. In 1948 to 1949, she entered into the world of musical theatre as a chorus girl in two London...[Read More] Cause of death: Appendiceal cancer Tolochenaz Cemetery, Tolochenaz, District de Morges, Vaud, Switzerland
Ali, Muhammad b. January 17, 1942 d. June 3, 2016 American Professional Boxer. He is generally considered to be the greatest heavyweight boxer in the history of the sport. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, his birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. His father was Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr., a billboard and sign painter. His mother, was Odessa O'Grady Clay, a household domestic. He was introduced to boxing by a police officer. Since early in his boxing career, he is credited for his remarkable skill, accuracy, smoothness, and precision, which...[Read More] (Bio by: Christian) Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Brashear, Carl Maxie b. January 19, 1931 d. July 25, 2006 United States Navy Officer. He was one of the first African-American divers in the United States Navy. He joined the Navy in 1948. Despite almost daily occurences of discrimination, he graduated from the diving program in 1954. In 1966, he was tasked with recovering a bomb in the waters off Spain. During the mission he was struck below his left knee by a pipe that was being used to hoist the explosive out of the water. Damage to his leg was too severe and it was amputated to avoid gangrene. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron) Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Convy, Bert (Bernard Whalen) b. July 23, 1933 d. July 15, 1991 Actor, Television Personality. He will perhaps be best remembered for his hosting of the game shows "Tattletales" (1975 to 1977) and "Super Password" (1984 to 1986). More than a decade prior to beginning his association with game shows, Convy was a well rounded entertainer with television, film and stage experience, even enjoying a brief period as a recording artist. Born Bernard Whalen Convy in St. Louis, he was raised in Los Angeles by his mother following his parent's divorce. Convy was a...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Liberty, Left of Washington statue, plot 5309 GPS coordinates: 34.1443787, -118.3169708 (hddd.dddd)
Takai, Mark b. July 1, 1967 d. July 20, 2016 US Congressman. He served in the United States House of Representatives from the 1st District of Hawaii from January 3, 2015 to July 20, 2016. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He served in the Hawaii Army National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel and took part in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. From 1994 to 2014, he served in the Hawaii State House of Representatives. In 2014, after Rep...[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!
Waite, Ralph b. June 22, 1928 d. February 13, 2014 Actor. He will be best remembered for playing 'John Walton', patriarch of the family in the TV series "The Waltons" (1972 to 1981). Following high school, he served with the United States Marine Corps shortly after World War II. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bucknell University and later attended Yale's Divinity School which resulted in his being ordained a Presbyterian minister. He landed a position as a religious editor for the publisher Harper and Row and took an interest in...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Section 7, Lot 911-A
Armstrong-Jones, Margaret Rose b. August 21, 1930 d. February 9, 2002 British Royalty. Born Princess Margaret Rose, the second daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York. Her uncle King Edward VIII abdicated the throne when Margaret was eight, and her father became King George VI. In 1957, she was made an Honorary Doctor of Music of London University and she became the first President of the Royal Ballet. Margaret married photographer, Anthony Armstrong-Jones In 1960. Her husband was created Earl of Snowdon. They had two children, David Albert Charles, Viscount...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) St George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England Plot: King George VI Memorial Chapel
Everett (Cramton), Chad (Raymon) b. June 11, 1936 d. July 24, 2012 Actor. Everett, who starred in the 1970s television series 'Medical Center', played Dr. Joe Gannon for seven years which earned him two Golden Globes and an Emmy nomination. His career spanned more than 50 years and included guest starring roles on such TV series as 'The Love Boat', 'Murder, She Wrote', 'Melrose Place', 'Star Command', 'Without A Trace' and most recently, 'Castle'. His film credits include 'Rome Adventure' (1962), 'The Singing Nun' (1966), 'The Impossible Years' (1968), 'The...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes were combined with those of his wife.
Winehouse, Amy Jade b. September 14, 1983 d. July 23, 2011 Grammy Award-Winning Singer. One of the more successful and artistically influental vocalists of her generation, she was to see her life clouded by personal problems. Raised in London, she evidenced her musical talent early and at 10 began a four year stay at the Earnshaw Theatre School; Amy moved on to the Sylvia Young Theatre School but soon found herself expelled for rules violations. Having started her own rap ensemble called Sweet 'n' Sour at 10 and received her first guitar at 13, she...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Edgwarebury Cemetery, Edgware, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Knotts, Don (Jesse Donald) b. July 21, 1924 d. February 24, 2006 Actor, Comedian. Born Jesse Donald Knotts in Morgantown, West Virginia, he is best known for his roles as 'Deputy Barney Fife' in the 1960s television series the "Andy Griffith Show," and as landlord 'Ralph Furley' from the late 1970s television situation comedy series "Three's Company." He began his career as a ventriloquist and comedian in his local hometown of Morgantown. Following an unsuccessful career launch in New York, he returned home to attend West Virginia University. He entered the...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cause of death: Complications of lung cancer Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA GPS coordinates: 34.0588646, -118.4420700 (hddd.dddd)
Neill, Noel b. November 25, 1920 d. July 3, 2016 Actress. Best remembered for playing 'Lois Lane' in both the film and TV adaptations of the "Superman" franchise. Born Noel Darleen Neill, the daughter of a newspaperman, her father was the editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, he had hopes of Noel following in his footsteps and become a reporter. However, it would be during her high school years, when she was bitten by the acting bug. She got her initial start in entertainment as a singer, when she was hired to be a regular vocalist at a...[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!
Payton, Walter 'Sweetness' b. July 25, 1954 d. November 1, 1999 Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. For thirteen seasons (1975 to 1987), he played at the running back position in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears. Nicknamed "Sweetness", he was one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. Born Walter Jerry Payton in Columbia, Mississippi, he attended Jackson State University (where he earned All-American status) and was selected by the Bears during the 1st round (fourth overall pick) of the 1975 NFL Draft. Payton established...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Liver disease complicated by cancer Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes Given to Family
Hemsley, Sherman b. February 1, 1938 d. July 24, 2012 Actor. He is best remembered for his role as George Jefferson on the CBS television comedy series "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons" and as Deacon Ernest Frye on the NBC television comedy series "Amen." Born Sherman Alexander Hemsley, he dropped out of high school and joined the US Air Force, serving for 4 years. After his enlistment was completed, he returned to Philadelphia, working for the US Post Office and attending night classes at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. He moved to New York...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Plot: Section M1, plot 73
Alvina, Anicee b. January 28, 1953 d. November 10, 2006 Actress. Real name Anicee Shahmanesh. Born in Boulogne-sur-Seine, France, to an Iranian father and French mother, she appeared mainly in international films during the 1970s. She is best known for her co-starring roles in the 1971 movie "Friends" and its sequel "Paul and Michelle" (1974). Alvina's uninhibited nude scenes in these and other films gave her brief notoriety as a screen sex symbol, but damaged her subsequent career as a serious actress. Her other credits include "Une Femme...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Le Cimetiere de Boncourt, Boncourt, Departement d'Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France
Jenkins, Florence Foster b. July 19, 1868 d. November 26, 1944 Singer, Socialite. Notorious in her day, and now a cult figure, for her vocal performances which showed a complete lack of musical ability. She could not sing on key and had no sense of pitch or rhythm, but was convinced she was a coloratura soprano with perfect pitch. Jenkins was aware of her critics, however, and dismissed them thus: "People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing." She was born Narcissa Florence Foster, daughter of Charles Dorrance Foster and Mary...[Read More] (Bio by: Vincent Astor) Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Foster Family Mausoleum
Mary of Teck b. May 26, 1867 d. March 24, 1953 British monarch, Queen consort of King George V. The daughter of the impoverished Francis, Duke of Teck and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, her full name and title at birth was Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes of Teck, popularly known as Princess May. She was engaged to Prince Albert Victor, elder son of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1891. She accepted his proposal only because it was expected of her. After the prince's...[Read More] (Bio by: Kristen Conrad) St George's Chapel, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England Plot: Near West Door