Clooney, Rosemary b. May 23, 1928 d. June 29, 2002 Actress and Singer. She is probably best remembered for her 1951 novelty hit "Come On-a My House," which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me," "Mambo Italiano," "Tenderly," "Half as Much," "Hey There," and "This Ole House." Her deep, rich, and smooth voice earned her recognition as one of America's premier pop and jazz singers. She made her singing debut in Cincinnati, Ohio, on radio station WLW in 1941 at the age of 13. On WLW she worked with band leader Barney Rapp, who had...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Saint Patricks Cemetery, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, USA
Moore (Cook), Joanna (Dorothy) Cook b. November 10, 1934 d. November 22, 1997 Actress. She specialized in playing wily females in such films as "Walk on the Wild Side" (1962), "Son of Flubber" (1963), and Orson Welles' "A Touch of Evil." She is best remembered as the benevolent girlfriend of Sheriff Andy Taylor in the early TV episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show." At the peak of her career, she married actor Ryan O'Neal in April 1963, and together they had two children, Tatum and Griffin O'Neal. They divorced in February of 1967. (Bio by: Brenda) Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, USA
Holmes, Wendell b. December 19, 1943 d. June 19, 2015 American Vocalist, Guitarist, Pianist and Songwriter. Holmes, along with his brother Sherman, founded the soul/blues band The Holmes Brothers. Upon finishing high school, Wendell joined his brother, who had already begun playing professionally in New York. The two brothers played in a few bands before forming The Sevilles in 1963, which backed up touring artists like The Impressions, John Lee Hooker and Jerry Butler. In 1979, the brothers, along with drummer Popsy Dixon, formed The Holmes...[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!
Bausch, Pina b. July 27, 1940 d. June 30, 2009 German Ballerina and Choreographer. She was known for productions involving innovative staging and somewhat erotic male-female interaction. Raised in western Germany, she enrolled at the Folkwang School in Essen in 1955, and received a scholarship to New York's Juilliard in 1960. After dancing with the New American Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera, she returned to Germany in 1962 to perform with the Folk Ballet of Essen. Thru the 1960s, Bausch was to move gradually into choreography, though...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Evangelischer Friedhof, Wuppertal, Wuppertaler Stadtkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Winslow, George b. May 3, 1946 d. June 13, 2015 Child Actor. Remembered for his basso voice and his perceptive manner, he shared the screen with such film legends as Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe. Born George Carl Wenzlaff, he was introduced to audiences, when he appeared on the Art Linkletter program "People Are Funny" and became an instant sensation. This attention led to his motion picture debut in the Cary Grant picture "Room for One More" (1952) and was reunited with Grant in "Monkey Business" (1952). He played the title role in "My...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano County, California, USA
Lee, Sir. Christopher b. May 27, 1922 d. June 7, 2015 Actor. During a lengthy and distinguished film career, with a wide range of roles to his credit, he will perhaps be best remembered for his work in the Horror genre and his association with Hammer Films, where he was often paired with Peter Cushing. Notably as 'Count Dracula'. Additionally, he shared the screen with such horror legends as Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. Born Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, his father was a military figure, his mother was of Italian descent, he was educated at...[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!
Farley, Chris (Christopher Crosby) b. February 15, 1964 d. December 18, 1997 Actor, Comedian. Known for his loud, energetic comedic style, he was a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" between 1990 and 1995. One of five children, his father owned an oil company and he attended numerous Catholic schools in his hometown. He gained a reputation of being a class clown and following high school, he attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated in 1986 with a focus in communications and theater. After working with his father at...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Drug overdose, heart attack Resurrection Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA GPS coordinates: 43.0675201, -89.4336395 (hddd.dddd)
Primakov, Yevgeny Maksimovich b. October 29, 1929 d. June 26, 2015 Russian Prime Minister, Diplomat. Primakov served in various posts in the Russian government before serving as prime minister in 1998 to 1999. Born in Ukraine, in his early career he worked as a journalist and frequently was sent on intelligence missions for the KGB. Afterwards Primakov worked in both the academic and scientific world. He became foreign minister in 1996 and served until September of 1998. Primakov was described as a "tough but pragmatic supporter of Russia's interests"...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation
Turner, Lana (Julia Jean Mildred Frances) b. February 8, 1921 d. June 29, 1995 Actress. According to Hollywood legend, Lana Turner was discovered sipping a soda at Schwab's drugstore. However, Turner was actually spotted at the counter of Currie's Ice Cream Parlor across the street from Hollywood High School. Following the murder of her father in a robbery, her mother brought her to California. After her discovery, the renamed Lana Turner made her screen debut in a bit part for A Star Is Born (1937). That same year she gained her nickname the "Sweater Girl" for the...[Read More] (Bio by: Craig Johnson) Cause of death: Throat cancer Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Temple, Shirley b. April 23, 1928 d. February 10, 2014 Actress, United States Diplomat. She is considered an icon of American cinema, she is arguably the most successful child film star in motion picture history. She started taking dancing lessons at the age of three, and had her first experience in motion pictures when she was chosen to appear in a series of films called "Baby Burlesks", in which she was to imitate the top female stars of the time. She caught the attention of movie audiences with a dance number called "Baby Take a Bow" in the...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Lucania, Salvatore 'Lucky Luciano' b. November 24, 1897 d. January 26, 1962 Organized Crime Figure. Born to Antonio and Rosalia Lucania, Lucky had four other siblings, Bartolomeo born in 1890, Giuseppe born in 1898, Filippia born in 1901, and Concetta. His father worked in a sulfur mine in Sicily. When Lucky was 10 years old, the family immigrated to the United States. They settled in New York City in the borough of Manhattan on its Lower East Side, a popular destination for Italian immigrants. While he worked as a clerk for a hat company for some time, he managed a...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Cause of death: heart attack Saint John Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA Plot: Section: 3 | Row: C | Plot: --- | Grave: 10
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: 34.1441269, -118.3161316 (hddd.dddd)
Joplin, Janis Lyn 'Pearl' b. January 19, 1943 d. October 4, 1970 Rock Singer. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, her father was a cannery worker and her mother a registrar for a business college. Graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, she was a member of the Glee Club and the Future Teachers of America. She attended Lamar State College and the University of Texas, where a fraternity voted her the ugliest man on campus in 1963. She dropped out and spent two years traveling, performing and becoming drug addicted. In 1966, she became the lead singer for "...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean
Rhodes (Runnels), Dusty (Virgil Riley) b. October 11, 1945 d. June 11, 2015 Professional Wrestler. Rhodes, better known as "The American Dream", was an American former professional wrestler and trainer who worked for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Born Virgil Runnels, the son of a plumber, he was billed as "a common man and a working-class hero" who fought many in-ring battles with Ric Flair and his group, the Four Horsemen. Rhodes was a three-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, a former United States Champion and a multi-time World Tag Team and Six-Man Tag...[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!
Cosell, Howard b. March 25, 1918 d. April 23, 1995 Television Sportscaster. He gained wide fame and acclaim during his tenure as a football commentator on ABC's "Monday Night Football". Born Howard William Cohen in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he attended New York University, where he received a degree in law and was admitted to the New York State Bar at the age of 23. He served in the Army during World War II, and opened a law office in Manhattan upon his release, which counted several actors and athletes...[Read More] Cause of death: Heart ailment Westhampton Cemetery, Westhampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Nimoy, Leonard b. March 26, 1931 d. February 27, 2015 American Actor. He will forever be remembered as Mr. Spock from the 'Star Trek' franchise. After serving in the Army from 1953-55, he appeared in small roles in a few films, but mostly found roles in TV series, appearing in episodes of 'Dragnet', 'Sea Hunt', 'Bonanza', 'Wagon Train', 'Rawhide', 'The Twilight Zone', 'The Untouchables', 'The Outer Limits', 'Get Smart' and 'Gunsmoke' before being spotted by 'Star Trek' creator ...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Solomon, Block 4, Space 10 GPS coordinates: 33.9798584, -118.3878174 (hddd.dddd)
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.
Fregosi, Jim b. April 4, 1942 d. February 14, 2014 Major League Baseball Player, Manager. For eighteen seasons (1961 to 1978), he played at the shortstop, third baseman and first baseman positions with the Los Angeles/California Angels, New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Born James Louis Fregosi, he attended Serra High School in California. During his high school years, he excelled as the team's quarterback of their football squad, in addition to broad jumping and baseball. Signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend