Kennedy Jr., John Fitzgerald b. November 25, 1960 d. July 16, 1999 Kennedy Family Figure. He was the son of 35th United States President John F. Kennedy. Born in Washington, DC, as the second child of then President-elect Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and brother to Caroline Kennedy (Schlossberg), he is famously remembered for saluting the casket of his assassinated father during the President's funeral...[Read More] (Bio by: Kathy Riley Williams) Cause of death: Plane crash Cremated, Cremated remains off the coast of Martha's Vineyard from the US Navy Ship USS Briscoe
Sadecki, Ray b. December 26, 1940 d. November 17, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. For eighteen seasons (1960 to 1977), he was a left-handed pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Royals and Milwaukee Brewers. Born Raymond Michael Sadecki, he attended Bishop Ward High School in Kansas and made his initial impression on the baseball diamond during this period. Signed by the Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1958, he marked his Major League debut on May 19, 1960. He secured a spot...[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!
Temple, Shirley b. April 23, 1928 d. February 10, 2014 Actress, US Ambassador. An icon of American Cinema, she is perhaps the most successful child film star in movie history. Her father was a banker, she started taking dancing lessons at the age of three. Her first experience in pictures happened 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, among them Marlene Dietrich. She caught the attention of movie audiences and captured their hearts with a dance number...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Rooney, Mickey b. September 23, 1920 d. April 6, 2014 Actor. He achieved fame in the 'Andy Hardy' film series of the 1930s and 1940s, before moving on to a wide range of movie roles. Born Joe Yule, Jr., the son of vaudeville performers, he first appeared on stage at the age of fifteen months. He was brought up as a central part of his parent's act and in 1926, he initiated his Hollywood career in the short "Not to Be Trusted". This was followed with his own film series "Mickey McGuire" from 1927 until 1933. He graduated to teenage parts with two...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Cathedral Lake View, Elevation 15, Couch B-1501
Carmichael, Hoagy b. November 22, 1899 d. December 27, 1981 Musician, Songwriter, Actor. Born Hoagland Howard Carmichael in in Bloomington, Indiana, he was a jazz piano player regarded as one of the finest popular music composers of the 20th Century. In the 1920s, he was playing and singing in his own band when he started recording and composing for RCA Victor in New York. As a songwriter, he is most noted for writing the classic tunes "Rockin' Chair", "Stardust," "Georgia," "Up A Lazy River," "Skylark", "Heart and Soul" and "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
Ruffin, Jimmy Lee b. May 7, 1936 d. November 17, 2014 Singer. He was best known for his 1966 hit "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted". His singing career began with the gospel group, the Dixie Nightingales. In 1961 he became a part of the Motown Record label. While at Motown he had a string of hits, after "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" he launched "I've Passed This Way Before" and "Gonna Give Her All the Love I Got". In 1980 he staged a comeback with his hit, "Hold on to My Love". In 2012 he released a compilation album titled, "There...[Read More] (Bio by: Babe) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Williams, Robin b. July 21, 1951 d. August 11, 2014 Actor, Comedian. Born Robin McLaurin Williams in Chicago and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, he was the privileged son of a Detroit auto executive. His family later moved to Woodacre, California, where he attended Redwood High School. He studied at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, then attained a full scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York City. In between Claremont and Juilliard, he attended the College of Marin for theatre. In 1978, Williams was cast in an...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
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, Mary b. November 22, 1910 d. December 10, 2005 Stage, Film and TV Actress. She played 'Miss Emily Baldwin' on "The Waltons." Through the 1940s and 50s, she worked in summer stock and on Broadway as well as stage productions in Chicago and Los Angeles. On Broadway, Jackson appeared in shows including "Kiss & Tell," "Eastward in Eden," "The Flowering Cherry" and "The Trial of the Canonsville Nine." She worked primarily on TV through the 1950s and 60s, appearing in shows including "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "My Three Sons," "The Andy...[Read More] (Bio by: Zoneboy) Oak Grove Cemetery, Milford, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Hutchence, Michael Kelland [cenotaph] b. January 22, 1960 d. November 22, 1997 Singer, songwriter, 1980's pop culture icon. He was the doe-eyed front man for the popular 1980s New Wave rock band, INXS ("In Excess"). Born to Kelland and Patricia Kennedy Hutchence at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Hutchence lived most of his early years in Hong Kong, where his father worked for an Australian trading company. The young Michael was an athletic swimmer and showed a precocious interest in poetry and music. At the age of 8, he made...[Read More] (Bio by: Kathy Riley Williams) Cause of death: Suicide Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
Duke, Doris b. November 22, 1912 d. October 28, 1993 Philanthropist. Born in New York City, she was the only child of James Buchanan Duke, a founder of the American Tobacco Company and Duke Energy Company and his second wife Nanaline Holt Inman. Duke died in 1925 a few weeks short of Doris’ thirteenth birthday. His will left approximately half of his estate to the Duke Endowment with the remainder, estimated at around $80 million, to Doris. She was brought up in a townhouse at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 87th Street by her mother. Doris...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii.
Cagney, James b. July 17, 1899 d. March 30, 1986 Actor. America's quintessential bantam tough guy and a great comedian and song and dance man, James Cagney is in the first rank of Hollywood legends. As might be expected, he was the son of a bartender who grew up in New York and developed into a fine boxer, as well as one of Hollywood's real gentlemen. From "Bottom" in "A Midsummer's Night Dream" to the punk in "The Public Enemy" to the raffish charmer in "The Strawberry Blonde," Cagney could - and did - do it all. He won his only Academy...[Read More] (Bio by: Portia) Cause of death: Diabetes complicated by heart and lung problems Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Mausoleum 1, Wing 5, Corridor B, Crypt 76
Takakura, Ken b. February 15, 1931 d. November 10, 2014 Actor. Born Goichi Oda, he was an acclaimed Japanese performer who appeared in more than 200 feature films. Graduating from the Meiji University Tokyo in 1955, he made his big screen debut for the Toei Film Company in “Lightning Karate Blow” (1956). In the mid 1970s, Takakura left Toei Films and gained international recognition being known as the "Clint Eastwood" of Japan. He was best remembered by Western audiences for his roles in “The Bullet Train” (1975), “Never Give Up” (1978), “Station” (...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Lewis, C.S. (Clive Staples) b. November 29, 1898 d. November 22, 1963 Author, Academician, Theologian. Born Clives Staples Lewis in Belfast, Ireland, he was the second son of Albert and Flora Lewis. His mother died when he was nine. Lewis escaped this childhood tragedy by creating imaginary worlds and immersing himself in such classics as "The Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights." A few years after his mother's death, he would attend Cherbourg School in England it was there that he began to develop a fondness for the ancient myths and music of Europe that would play...[Read More] (Bio by: Catharine) Holy Trinity Churchyard, Headington, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Patterson, Elizabeth b. November 22, 1874 d. January 31, 1966 Actress. Best known for her recurring role as ‘Little Ricky's' babysitter ‘Mrs. Matilda Trumball' in the television series "I Love Lucy." She was born Mary Elizabeth Patterson in Tennessee in 1874. She was the daughter of a confederate solider turned judge. Her family was very strict and it was unheard of to become an actress. When she decided to become an actress it was quite the scandal. She left home and moved to Chicago. ‘Patty,' as she was known, became a member of Chicago's Ben...[Read More] (Bio by: The Perplexed Historian) Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee, USA
Brough, Louise b. March 11, 1923 d. February 3, 2014 Hall-of-Fame Tennis Player. A dominant competitor of the 1940s and 1950s, she is remembered for winning 35 Grand Slam titles, six of them in singles events. Born Aletha Louise Brough, she was raised in Beverly Hills from age four, learned her power-serve-and-volley game on public courts, and was a frequent rival of later Wimbledon sensation Gussie Moran. Louise captured the Girls' National Junior tournament in 1940 and 1941 and was runner-up to Pauline Betz at the 1942 and 1943 US Opens, but...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Franciscus, James Grover b. January 31, 1934 d. July 8, 1991 Actor. He is best remembered for his title roles in three television series: Mr. Novak (1963-1965), Longstreet (1971-1972) and Hunter (1976-1977). Born in Clayton, Missouri, he was the son of John Allen and Loraine Grover Franciscus. When he was a young boy, his father, a pilot in World War II, was killed in action. He and his brother, John, would continue on pursuing their goals. James graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1957, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theater...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Emphysema Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Regner, Tom b. April 19, 1944 d. November 13, 2014 Professional Football Player. For six seasons (1967 to 1972), he played at the guard position in the American and National Football Leagues with the Houston Oilers. Born Thomas Eugene Regner, he attended St. Joseph's High School in Wisconsin, where he was a standout athlete, as he participated in track and basketball, as well as football. He played collegiate football at the University of Notre Dame and under the guidance of Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian, he earned both consensus All-...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Sunset Ridge Memorial Park, Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA
Jergens, Adele b. November 26, 1917 d. November 22, 2002 American motion picture actress. Jergens went to Hollywood from her native Brooklyn, New York, where she became a model and did some work as a chorus girl before entering "B" movies in the early 1940s. She played opposite the likes of Red Skelton and Abbott & Costello in many of those films. In 1949 she met and was married to actor Glenn Langan until his death in 1991. In 1949 she appeared in the film, "Ladies Of The...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Pioneer Section