Fleming, Eric b. July 4, 1925 d. September 28, 1966 American motion picture and television actor of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. In 1959 Eric Fleming was cast as trail boss 'Gil Favor' on "Rawhide," one of the most popular TV Western series of the era. Fleming left Rawhide in 1966 to seek out film work. After playing in the Doris Day comedy "The Glass Bottom Boat," he headed to Peru to film the pilot episode of a TV adventure series, "High Jungle." While filming a canoeing scene in the Hullaga River, Fleming fell into the surging rapids and drowned;...[Read More] (Bio by: Anne Zimbelman) Cause of death: Drowned University of Peru, Lima, Lima Province, Peru
Dio, Ronnie James b. July 10, 1942 d. May 16, 2010 Heavy Metal Musician. An only child, he was born Ronald James Padavona in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to an Italian family. He started his musical career in New York in 1957, playing in various bands first on bass and then switched to lead vocals. He took the name of Ronnie James Dio professionally in 1961. Dio joined the group Rainbow and they released their first album in 1975. Dio left Rainbow and joined Black Sabbath in 1979, replacing Ozzy Osbourne. He formed his own band, Dio, in 1982...[Read More] (Bio by: T.V.F.T.H.) Cause of death: Stomach cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Courts of Remembrance section, Map #A69, Distinguished Memorial – Sarcophagus 77 (Three Children sarcophagus) GPS coordinates: 34.1495972, -118.3196335 (hddd.dddd)
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
Bosley, Tom b. October 1, 1927 d. October 19, 2010 Actor. He will be remembered for his role as the patriarch Howard Cunningham in the popular TV series "Happy Days" (1974 to 1984). Born in Chicago, he served in the US Navy, and attended DePaul University following his return home. After becoming interested in an acting career, he studied at the Radio Institute of Chicago, and began performing on various radio programs. He made his debut on Broadway in the production "The Power and the Glory" (1958 to 1959), and began a lengthy television...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: God's Acre, 1738, space 4, next to his stepson, Thomas Carr. GPS coordinates: 34.1451302, -118.3179474 (hddd.dddd)
Clancy, Tom (Thomas Leo) b. April 12, 1947 d. October 1, 2013 Author. A prolific novelist, he is remembered for his technically detailed espionage and military science story lines that are set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War, as well as the video games which bear his name for licensing and promotional purposes. Born Thomas Leo Clancy, the second of three children, his father was a US postal employee and his mother worked in the credit department of a local store. He attended high school at Loyola Blakefield, a private Catholic school in Towson...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) 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
Abbott, Darrell Lance 'Dimebag' b. August 20, 1966 d. December 8, 2004 Rock Musician. A native of Dallas, Texas, he was the lead guitarist for the influential heavy metal group "Pantera". The band, popular from it's beginning in 1982 up through the 2000s, released several albums over their more than 20 year career, and had signature songs such as "Mouth For War", "Walk", "This Love", and "Cemetery Gates". After the breakup of that band, Abbott joined the heavy metal group "Damageplan", which gained a following largely due to his musical notoriety from his Pantera...[Read More] Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA Plot: Lakeside Estates, family plot
Lennon, John b. October 9, 1940 d. December 8, 1980 Rock Musician, Beatle. Born John Winston Lennon in Liverpool, England, his parents separated when he was four, and he was in the care of her sister, Mary Smith whom he called Mimi. Although his mother never lived more than 10 miles from him, he would only see her occasionally. As a teenager, he became caught up in the skiffle craze that was...[Read More] (Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered in New York City's Central Park, in the area now known as Strawberry Fields
Connors, Chuck b. April 10, 1921 d. November 10, 1992 Actor. Real name Kevin Joseph Charles Aloysius Connors. He appeared in over 40 films but won his greatest fame as TV's "The Rifleman". Born in Brooklyn, the strapping, 6'5" Connors attended Seton Hall College and served in the Army during World War II. After his discharge in 1946 he briefly played professional basketball with the newly-formed Boston Celtics, and baseball with his hometown Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs, but after spending most of his sports career in the minor leagues he decided...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cause of death: Cancer San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section J, T-21, grave 123 GPS coordinates: 34.2773094, -118.4659882 (hddd.dddd)
Carr, Charmian b. December 27, 1942 d. September 17, 2016 Actress. She shall be remembered for playing 'Liesl Von Trapp', the eldest daughter in the classic motion picture "The Sound of Music" (1965). Born Charmian Anne Farnon, her mother Rita Oehmen was an accomplished Vaudeville performer, her father Brian Farnon was a bandleader, she moved with her family to California during her early teenage years. Following her parent's path to the entertainment industry, she was cast as 'Liesl' for the film adaptation of the Broadway hit play "The Sound of...[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!
Garson, Greer b. September 29, 1904 d. April 6, 1996 Actress. Greer Garson was beautiful, bright and most of all strong - strong enough to make Laurence Olivier wither in "Pride and Prejudice," and Walter Pidgeon to back down in their multiple, memorable pairings. Yet when she joined her strength to theirs and others, she became the symbol of a nation unconquered by Adolf Hitler. Born in London to father who died two years later, Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson received a fine education and gave up her dreams of becoming a teacher when the stage...[Read More] (Bio by: Portia) Cause of death: Heart failure Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA Plot: At Fogelson Triangle (Ground Burial). Follow main entrance road straight towards the back GPS coordinates: 32.8694267, -96.7793655 (hddd.dddd)
Wild, Jack b. September 30, 1952 d. March 1, 2006 Actor. Best known as the teenage Artful Dodger in the 1968 film "Oliver!" for which he received and Oscar nomination. Wild also was known to a generation of children as the hero of "H.R. Pufnstuf," a psychedelic TV series about a boy stranded on a fantastical island with a talking flute, a friendly dragon and eerie, chatty trees. A feature film, "Pufnstuf," was released in 1970. He became a teen music idol, releasing three albums "The Jack Wild Album," "Everything's Coming up Roses" and "...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Moody) Toddington Parish Cemetery, Toddington, Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority, Bedfordshire, England Plot: New section
Soo (Suzuki), Jack (Goro) b. October 28, 1917 d. January 11, 1979 Actor. Born Goro Suzuki in Oakland, California, he was swept up in the relocation of those of Japanese descent during the Second World War. He was sent to Topaz Relocation Center in Utah where he was a camp favorite serving as entertainer and singer at dances and events. After the end of the war, he changed his name and began a career as a stand up comedian touring the Midwest circuit. In 1958 he made his Broadway debut in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical, 'Flower Drum Song.' He then appeared...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Eternal Love, Lot 3980
Haim, Corey b. December 23, 1971 d. March 10, 2010 Actor. A Hollywood teen idol during the 1980s who was plagued by drug addiction throughout his later career, he is probably best remembered for his role, alongside actor Corey Feldman in "The Lost Boys," which made him a household name. Known as 'The Two Coreys', the duo became 1980s icons and appeared together in seven movies, later starring in the A&E reality show "The Two Coreys." Born Corey Ian Haim to Jewish parents, his father was a salesman and his mother was an Israeli-born data...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Pardes Shalom Cemetery, Vaughan, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Plot: Elm Road, Phase 5, Section JJJJJ
Nimoy, Leonard b. March 26, 1931 d. February 27, 2015 Actor. He is best remembered as his role as 'Mr. Spock' in the "Star Trek" television and motion picture franchise. After serving in the Army from 1953 ti 1955, 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 M.) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Solomon, Block 4, Space 10 GPS coordinates: 33.9795837, -118.3875427 (hddd.dddd)
Kardashian, Robert b. February 22, 1944 d. September 30, 2003 Attorney. He was a businessman and lawyer who gained fame as one of O.J. Simpson's legal "dream team" by getting him acquitted of his ex-wife's murder. Kardashian attended the University of Southern California before O.J. arrived on campus and became friends with him in the 1970s. O.J. camped out at Kardashian's home in the days following Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman's stabbing deaths. The infamous chase in the white Ford Bronco started after O.J. fled Kardashian's house. Kardashian...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Moody) Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Park Terrace Section, Lot 628
Bergen, Edgar b. February 16, 1903 d. September 30, 1978 Comedian. A ventriloquist and one of the last of the great Vaudeville-style actors, he is best remembered for his creation of the puppet characters ‘Charlie McCarthy' and ‘Mortimer Snerd' Born in Chicago, Illinois, he attended Northwestern University, where he developed his acting ability and practiced ventriloquism. His early movie roles were so popular that in 1937, he starred in his own radio show, "The Edgar Bergen / Charlie McCarthy Show" which ran until 1956, when the growing popularity...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Miramar Plot, Lot 131, Grave 2 GPS coordinates: 33.9697304, -118.3384171 (hddd.dddd)
Comi, Paul b. February 11, 1932 d. August 26, 2016 Actor. Born Paul Domingo Comi, he served with the United States Army during the Korean War and received three Purple Hearts during his experience. Following his return home, he enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he studied Drama and later made his motion picture debut with a minor part in the film "The Young Lions" (1958). He would go on to have roles in the pictures "Pork Chop Hill" (1958), "The Outsiders" (1961), "Cape Fear" (1962) and "The Towering Inferno" (1974). Comi...[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!
Odom, George T. 'Teddy' b. August 21, 1950 d. September 17, 2016 American Actor. Odom was a familiar character actor who had roles in such films as 'Straight Out of Brooklyn' (1991), 'Malcolm X' (1992), 'Sweet Nothing' (1995), 'White Lies' (1997), 'The Hurricane' (1999), 'Pipe Dreams' (2002) and 'The Speed of Life' (2007). Among television shows and made-for-TV movies he appeared in were 'New York Undercover', 'Gotti', 'Exiled', 'Third Watch', 'The Sporanos', Jonny Zero' and played many different characters in 'Law & Order', 'Law & Order: Special Victims...[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!
Hawkins, Hawkshaw (Harold E.) b. December 22, 1921 d. March 5, 1963 Country Musician. Patsy Cline had participated in a benefit concert in Kansas City for the family of a disc jockey ("Cactus" Jack Call) who had died in a car accident. Ramsey (Randy) Hughes, Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and Cowboy Copas, were all in Hughes Piper Comanche, when it crashed just west of Camden, TN in a hollow along a ridge line in a heavily wooded area known as Fatty Bottom, near a fire tower off Mule Barn Rd. in Sandy Point, about 5 miles west of the Tennessee River. The...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Walker) Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.2955208, -86.7257080 (hddd.dddd)