Durante, Jimmy b. February 10, 1893 d. January 29, 1980 Actor, Comedian. He was an actor, comedian and vaudeville star for over 50 years. He is fondly remembered for his trademark large nose (which he referred to as the Great Schnozzola), gravel voice, and slaughter of words. His signature sign off, "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are" is a tribute to his first wife, Jeanne Olsen, who had died in 1943. Born James Francis Durante in New York City, he dropped out of school in the eighth grade when his schoolmates made fun of his big nose...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: F, T96, space 6 GPS coordinates: 33.9907074, -118.3876038 (hddd.dddd)
Chaney Jr., Lon b. February 10, 1906 d. July 12, 1973 Actor. One of the most emblematic horror film stars of the 1940s. Though given the name "Creighton Chaney" by his parents, he took the name "Lon Chaney, Jr." at the behest of a producer who wished to capitalize on the reputation of his father, who had starred in such silent classics as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Phantom of the Opera." After playing a number of small, forgettable roles through the 1930s, the younger Chaney's first role of note was 'Lenny Small' in the 1939 film...[Read More] (Bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) Donated to medical science
Riley Jr., John P. 'Jack' b. December 15, 1920 d. February 3, 2016 Olympic Hockey Coach. He guided the United States Hockey Team to a gold medal during the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley. An exceptional hockey player during his collegiate years at Dartmouth College, he served as an aviator with the United States Navy during World War II. Upon his return home, he resumed his hockey accomplishments and captained Dartmouth to a tie of the North American Championship with the University of Toronto. In 1950, he became head hockey coach of the United...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Mosswood Cemetery, Cotuit, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Frey, Glenn b. November 6, 1948 d. January 18, 2016 American Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Actor. Frey was a founding member of the Eagles, who over the course of their career sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and won six Grammy Awards. In the mid 1960s, he joined his first band, The Mushrooms. The Detroit band's first single "Such a Lovely Child", was produced by Bob Seger, prior to his forming his own band. Frey would go on to play in several other local bands before moving to California and forming the Eagles in 1971 with fellow...[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!
Rickman, Alan b. February 21, 1946 d. January 14, 2016 Actor. Versatile and gifted, he is known for playing the villain 'Hans Gruber' in the film "Die Hard" (1988) and as 'Professor Severus Snape' in the 'Harry Potter' film series. Born Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman, his father was a factory worker, he studied Graphic Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design and worked in the graphics field, prior to pursuing his passion for the theatre. He earned a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and later began an extensive career on stage with...[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!
Feyrouz b. March 15, 1943 d. January 30, 2016 Actress. Born Perouz Artin Kalfayan, she was a prominent child actress during the 1950s. She made her "big screen" debut in 1950 at the age of seven, in the film "Yasmin". She was a multi-talented entertainer, starring in numerous films as an actress, singer, and dancer. Her film credits include "Dahab" (1952), "Birds of Paradise" (1956), and "My Happiest Days" (1958). She retired from acting at the age of sixteen in 1959 and later married and started a family. She was awarded a "...[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!
Brown, Bobbi Kristina b. March 4, 1993 d. July 26, 2015 Singer and Reality Television Star. The only child of entertainers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, she was thrust into the spotlight at an early age when she appeared with her parents, who had a tumultuous 14-year marriage, tarnished by rumors of infidelity, drug use, and domestic violence, on the widely criticized 2005 reality show 'Being Bobby Brown'. Brown performed with her mother in several live duets on...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Hale Jr., Alan b. March 8, 1921 d. January 2, 1990 Actor. He is best remembered for his role of "The Skipper" in the classic television comedy series, "Gilligan's Island" (1964 to 1967). Born Alan Hale Mackahan in Los Angeles, California, he was the son of film actor Rufus Edward Mackahan (1892-1950), who used the stage name of Alan Hale. Young Alan adopted his father's stage name, adding the Junior to distinguish himself from his father; he would later drop the Junior after his father's death in 1950. Alan Jr literally began his acting...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Elliott, Bob b. March 26, 1923 d. February 2, 2016 Entertainer. Along with Ray Goulding, he formed the popular radio and television comedy duo "Bob and Ray". The pair became known for their quick and witty technique for improvisation. Born Robert Brackett Elliott, his father was an insurance salesman, Bob studied at the Feagin School of Drama and Radio, prior to serving with the United States Army with who he was stationed in Europe during World War II. Upon his return...[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!
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
Mirra, Dave b. April 4, 1974 d. February 4, 2016 American BMX Athlete, Subaru Rally Team USA driver and host of MTV's Real World/Road Rules challenge. Held the record for most X-Game medals until 2013. (Bio by: Sadie May♥) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
White, Maurice b. December 19, 1941 d. February 3, 2016 Musician. Founding member of the Rhythm and Blues and Funk band "Earth, Wind and Fire". After studying at the Chicago Conservatory of Music, he gained experienced as a session drummer with Chess Records. He performed with jazz musician Ramsey Lewis, prior to forming his own group the "Salty Peppers". White relocated to Los Angeles and renamed the band "Earth, Wind and Fire" which included his younger brother Verdine on bass, Philip Bailey on vocals, Larry Dunn on keyboards and Al McKay on...[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!
Bowie (Jones), David b. January 8, 1947 d. January 10, 2016 Rock Musician, Actor. He was an vastly influential singer-songwriter and producer who recorded in the genres of glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during his eclectic career. Born David Robert Jones, he played saxophone and after stints in several bands, he signed with Mercury Records and released his 1969 album 'David Bowie', which featured "Space Oddity" a song about an astronaut. Among albums he released over the next few decades were 'The Man Who Sold the...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Anderson, Signe Toly b. September 15, 1941 d. January 28, 2016 American Singer. She was a founding member and the original female vocalist in the Jefferson Airplane, singing on their first album and first few singles prior to being replaced by Grace Slick. She was discovered by Marty Balin while singing in a night club and recorded with the band on 1966's 'Jefferson Airplane Takes Off', singing lead vocals on "Chauffeur Blues" and can be heard harmonizing throughout the entire album. She is also on a few cuts of other Airplane recordings, such as the...[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!
Cole, Natalie b. February 6, 1950 d. December 31, 2015 American Singer and Songwriter. Cole, the daughter of music great Nat King Cole, became a multiple Grammy-winning recording artist with hits that spanned three decades. She was a pre-med student at the University of Massachusetts when she joined a singing group, setting aside her medical career. Her solo music career was launched in 1975 her debut album that included the massive hit single “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”, which would earn her a pair of Grammys for Best New Artist and Best...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Whitcomb, Edgar Doud b. November 6, 1917 d. February 4, 2016 Governor of Indiana. He served as the 43rd Governor of Indiana from January 13, 1969 to January 8, 1973. He entered Indiana University in 1939 to study law, but quit school to join the Army Air Corps in 1940 at the outset of the Second World War. While serving in the Philippines as a Second Lieutenant, he was captured by the Japanese after his base was overrun. He was able to escape his captors by miraculous means, which was detailed in his book "Escape from Corregidor" (1958). After...[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!
Angélil, René b. January 16, 1942 d. January 14, 2016 Canadian Singer, Talent Manager, and Producer. He is probably best remembered as the manager of the popular Canadian singer Celine Dion from 1981 until 2015. The son of a Syrian immigrant and Lebanese mother, he received his high school education from College Saint-Viateur in Outremont, Montreal, Quebec. He then began a career as a singer and formed a pop rock group called Les Baronets in the 1960s, recording mostly translations of English language pop his, such as the Beatles "Hold Me Tight."...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Mitchell, Edgar Dean 'Ed' b. September 17, 1930 d. February 4, 2016 US Astronaut. He held the distinction as being the sixth person to walk on the moon. After attaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie Institute of Technology, he received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Naval Postgraduate School. He later earned his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics/Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Commissioned an ensign with the United States Navy in 1952, he served...[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!
Miller, Arthur b. October 17, 1915 d. February 10, 2005 Playwright. Born in New York City, he was best known for his play "Death of a Salesman." His works focused on family, morality and personal responsibility and decried the growing fragmentation of American society. He won the Pulizer Prize in 1949 at age 33. He was briefly married to actress, Marilyn Monroe. He died at the age of 89 in Roxbury, Connecticut. (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Cause of death: Congestive heart failure Roxbury Center Cemetery, Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Haley, Alex b. August 11, 1921 d. February 10, 1992 Author. Best remembered for his books, "Roots," which was turned into a television mini-series, which inspired a generation of black Americans to search for their genealogical ancestors. In 1977, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his book. Born the oldest of three sons in Ithaca, New York, his family moved back to their hometown of Henning, Tennessee, where young Alex was raised. After attending college for two years, he enlisted into the United States Coast Guard in 1939, as a Mess Steward...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Alex Haley's Boyhood Home Grounds, Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 35.6734200, -89.5763168 (hddd.dddd)