Mamey, Norman Henry b. November 7, 1948 d. January 22, 2015 Conductor. He was prominent musical figure known for his work for television, films and orchestration. A graduate of composition from Pepperdine University, he received his Master of Arts in Symphonic Conducting at the University of California, Los Angeles. He conducted orchestras such as The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Dusseldorf Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Symphony of the New World Orchestra and Capistrano Symphony Orchestra. For motion pictures, he scored...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Monbouquette, Bill 'Monbo' b. August 11, 1936 d. January 25, 2015 Major League Baseball Player. For eleven seasons (1958 to 1968), he was a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants. Born William Charles Monbouquette, he attended Medford High School (where he played baseball and hockey), prior to being signed as an amateur free agent by the Red Sox in 1955. He marked his Major League debut with Boston on July 18, 1958 and pitched in 10 games that year. During the course of his career, he achieved all-star...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Townes, Dr. Charles Hard b. July 28, 1915 d. January 27, 2015 Nobel Prize Winning Physicist. He shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the research of atomic nucleus and elementary particles. His father was an attorney, Charles (a prodigy) attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages from Furman University by the age of nineteen. After receiving his masters in Physics from Duke University, he later earned his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. During World War...[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!
Franklin, Joe b. March 9, 1926 d. January 24, 2015 Television Personality, Author. Nicknamed "The King of Nostalgia". Regarded by many as a pioneer of the television talk show format, his program "The Joe Franklin Show" ran for more than 40-years from 1950 until 1993. At one point, he earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest running talk show program. Born Joseph Fortgang, his association with the entertainment industry began during his mid teens, when he worked behind-the-scenes for such radio personalities as Al...[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!
Banks, Ernie 'Mr. Cub' b. January 31, 1931 d. January 23, 2015 Hall of Fame Baseball Player. A career .274 right-handed batter, he amassed 512 homeruns and 2,583 hits during his 18-year Major League career, which was spent entirely with the Chicago Cubs. He was a 14-time All-Star, a 2-time National League MVP and won a gold glove at shortstop in 1960. Most of his games were played at the shortstop or first base position. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. In 2013, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his...[Read More] (Bio by: Mike Beard) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Gaye, Anna Ruby b. December 12, 1921 d. January 31, 2014 Songwriter, Composer. Born Anna Ruby Gordy, she was co-founder of the record label Anna Records (1958), which became a subsidiary for Motown Records. The label was the distributor of Tamla's first national hit record, "Money (That's What I Want)". Artists such as David Ruffin, Marvin Gaye and Joe Tex recorded for the label. She was the ex-wife of Mowtown artist Marvin Gaye. She co-wrote two recordings on Marvin Gaye's What's Going On album, and co-wrote hits with Gaye for the Motown group...[Read More] (Bio by: Babe) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Courts of Remembrance, Sanctuary of Enduring Protection, Private Family Room
Douglas (Smith), Donna (Doris) b. September 26, 1932 d. January 1, 2015 American Actress. Douglas, who grew up in Baton Rouge, will best be remembered for her role as Elly May Clampett in the 1960s CBS television series, 'The Beverly Hillbillies'. Born Doris Smith, she attended a Catholic High School where she was active in sports. In 1957, she was named "Miss Baton Rouge" and was later crowned "Miss New Orleans". Shortly thereafter, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting and started out as a model for toothpaste advertisements. She was featured on...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Bluff Creek Community Cemetery, Bluff Creek, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USA
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
Seeger, Pete b. May 3, 1919 d. January 27, 2014 American Singer, Songwriter and Activist. Seeger's interest in music began early. His father Charles, was a musicologist and his mother Constance, was a violin teacher; both were on the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music. He learned banjo, ukulele, and guitar by his teens and became interested in American folk-music when he was 16. He began working with noted folk archivist and field recorder Alan Lomax before traveling around the country learning rural music. He attended Harvard...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Taylor, Dallas b. April 7, 1948 d. January 18, 2015 Rock Musician. A drummer, he will be best remembered for his work with Crosby, Stills and Nash. Born Dallas Woodrow Taylor, Jr., his father was a stunt pilot, Dallas was raised in San Antonio and Phoenix. His parents divorced during his early youth and at the age of thirteen, he lost his mother to a heart attack. His father was killed three years later during a a flight stunt. Taylor dropped out of high school and moved to California to look for a job as a musician. After meeting John Sebastian...[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!
Beauchamp, Jereboam O. b. 1802 d. July 7, 1826 Convicted Murderer, Figure In The Beauchamp-Sharp Tragedy. From a fairly prominent family Beauchamp was a respectable law student before the murder. In the early hours of November 7, 1825, he fatally stabbed Colonel Solomon Sharp, a former attorney-general of Kentucky at Sharp's home in Frankfort, Kentucky. During an 1824 political campaign a handbill had been circulated accusing Sharp of seducing Ann Cook and fathering an illegitimate child by her in 1820. Beauchamp who had married Cook in...[Read More] (Bio by: Steve Dunn) Maple Grove Cemetery, Bloomfield, Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Kmentt, Waldemar b. February 2, 1929 d. January 21, 2015 Opera Singer. A lyric tenor who performed in many of the world's premier venues, he shall be remembered for his 1,480 appearances at the Vienna State Opera (VSO). Raised in the Austrian capital, he studied piano at the Vienna Music Academy, then switched his major to voice and made his 1950 Vienna professional debut in a presentation of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. His 1951 operatic bow came at the Vienna Volksoper as The Prince in Sergei Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges", then in 1952 he...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Dennis, Roy Lee 'Rocky' b. December 4, 1961 d. October 4, 1978 Medical Curiosity Victim. Born with the rare disease, craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, which causes the calcium to accumulate on the skull and makes the head grow to twice its normal size, Rocky showed a remarkable display of courage in the face of inevitable death. The movie "Mask" (1985) was made about him, with Eric Stoltz playing the role of the teenaged Rocky, and Cher playing the role of his mother, Rusty. Rocky was the son of Roy Dennis and Florence "Rusty" Tullis. Rocky was the second...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Craniodiaphyseal dysplasia Donated to medical science, Body donated to UCLA medical research.
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.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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
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.
Goodwin, George b. June 20, 1917 d. January 21, 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist. He received the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for his investigative reporting on the voter fraud of Telfair County, Georgia in 1947. He attained his degree in Journalism from Washington and Lee University in Virginia in 1939 and following graduation, he began his career as a reporter with the Atlanta Georgian, prior to moving on to the Atlanta Journal. After leaving the newspaper industry in 1954, Goodwin worked in the banking industry and for a public service...[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!
Mason, Tommy b. July 8, 1939 d. January 22, 2015 Professional Football Player. For eleven seasons (1961 to 1971), he played at the running back position in the National League with the Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins. Born Thomas Cyril Mason, he attended Lake Charles High School in Louisiana and played collegiate football at Tulane University. While with the Green Wave, Mason distinguished himself as he earned All-American and Southeastern Conference honors in 1960. Mason was so highly-regarded that he became the...[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!