Lauder, Estee b. July 1, 1908 d. April 24, 2004 Cosmetics Magnate. Born Josephine Esther Mentzer she turned a kitchen blended face cream business into an international cosmetics empire. Along with her husband Leonard Lauter (later Lauder) they turned the Estee Lauder into a household name in 1953. Over the years they added lines and new products, fragrances such as White Linen and Cinnabar, the Aramis line of men's toiletries and the Clinique line of fragrance-free, allergy-tested products. As their privately held company grew they involved...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Moody) Beth-El Cemetery, Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA Plot: Block 3, across from Block 2
Lewis, Geoffrey b. July 31, 1935 d. April 7, 2015 American Actor. Lewis, who was a versatile character actor who appeared on dozens of films and TV shows in a career that spanned five decades, will most likely be remembered for the roles he played alongside Clint Eastwood. Born in San Diego and raised in Rhode Island, he studied dramatic arts in high school before joining the Plymouth Theater in Massachusetts, where he appeared in summer stock and in several off-Broadway productions in New York City. He landed his first minor movie role in '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Robertson, Carole Rosamond b. April 24, 1949 d. September 15, 1963 Murder Victim. She was born the third child of Alpha and Alvin Robertson. Her father was a band master at the local elementary school, her mother was a librarian. She attended Wilkerson Elementary School where she sang in the choir. She was a straight A student at Parker High School where she was also a member of the marching band and science club. She was a Girl Scout and belonged to Jack and Jill of America. She was a member of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham which was, due...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Greenwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Pettiet, Christopher Lee b. February 12, 1976 d. April 12, 2000 Actor. He was an exceptional young television and film actor best known for his roles as Jesse James in the TV western series "The Young Riders" and as Zach Crandell in the comedy film, "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" (1991). He began his career as a child actor making appearances on the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Chicago Hope", "Judging Amy", "Picket Fences" and "Undressed". His other film credits include "Point Break" (1991), "Goodbye Bird" (1993), "Horses and...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Off of Topanga Canyon Road in Santa Monica, California
Best, James b. July 26, 1926 d. April 6, 2015 Actor. He will be fondly remembered for playing the comical, inept 'Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane' in the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1979 to 1985). Born Jewel Franklin Guy, his cousins from his mother's family side were singers Don and Phil Everly, James was placed in an orphanage following his mother's death when he was only three. He was adopted by a couple with the last name Best and from that point on, he went by their name. His first taste of acting happened with the Theatrical Company...[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!
Brandis, Jonathan b. April 13, 1976 d. November 12, 2003 Actor. He is best remembered for his role as 'Lucas Wolenczek' on "Seaquest DSV" from 1993 to 1996. A native of Danbury, Connecticut, he began his acting career by appearing in commercials as a child. Brandis later appeared in the films, "111 Gramercy Park" (2003), "Puerto Vallarta Squeeze" (2003), "The Year That Trembled" (2002), "Hart's War" (2002), "A Fate Totally Worse Than Death" (2000), "Ride With The Devil" (1999), "Two Came Back" (1997), "Fall Into Darkness" (1996), "Born Free: A New...[Read More] Cause of death: Suicide by hanging Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Sinatra, Frank (Francis Albert) b. December 12, 1915 d. May 14, 1998 Entertainer. Regarded by many as the greatest popular singer of the 20th Century, he was nicknamed "The Voice", "Ol Blue Eyes" and "Chairman of the Board". Born Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey, the son and only child of an Italian immigrant fireman, his mother Dolly was a midwife. Legend has it that one day he heard Bing Crosby singing and decided this would be the career path he was to embark upon. His initial break came in 1935, when he received first prize in a radio contest...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Heart Attack Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA Plot: B-8, #151 GPS coordinates: 33.8166389, -116.4418564 (hddd.dddd)
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
Willes, Sylvia b. 1897 d. April 24, 1917 Entertainer. Known professionally as "Princess Victoria" and "Midget Melba". At the time of her death, she stood 25 ½ inches high and weighed 19 ¾ pounds. A top-billed vaudeville performer, she was known for her "sweet voice" and earned approximately $250,000 during her career from stage appearances and royalties for picture postcards in which she was photographed standing in the palm of a man's hand. In addition to her singing, she was an accomplished musician and could play a full-sized piano...[Read More] (Bio by: TomDuse) The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA Plot: Actor's Fund Plot, Prospect Hill Section
Presley, Vernon Elvis b. April 10, 1916 d. June 26, 1979 Father of Elvis Presley. He was born in Fulton, Mississippi, the oldest of 5 children. Vernon's parents were Jessie D. McClowell Presley and Minnie Mae Hood Presley. He liked music and had a good singing voice. He also enjoyed working on cars. He met Gladys Love Smith in Tupelo, Mississippi. They were married on June 17, 1933 in Ponotoc County, Mississippi. Vernon was often unemployed and worked as a milkman, carpenter, farm hand and truck driver. The family rented a house on the edge of...[Read More] (Bio by: Jane Eubanks) Graceland Mansion Estates, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Ball, Lucille b. August 6, 1911 d. April 26, 1989 Legendary comedic actress, best known for the title role in the hit television sitcom of the 1950's "I Love Lucy." She was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. Intent on becoming an actress, she left high school at age 15, and tried unsuccessfully to get into drama school in New York City. Undaunted, Ball took a job as a waitress while trying for jobs in modeling and in chorus lines of Broadway shows. Moderately successful in these pursuits, she was chosen to be...[Read More] (Bio by: Edward Parsons) Cause of death: Ruptured aorta after heart surgery Lake View Cemetery, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, USA Plot: Highland section
Buffone, Doug b. June 27, 1944 d. April 20, 2015 Professional Football Player. For fourteen seasons (1966 to 1979), he played at the linebacker position in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears. Born Douglas John Buffone, he attended Shannock Valley High School in Pennsylvania where he made his initial mark on the football field and continued his athletics on the collegiate level at Louisville University. While with the Cardinals, he became one of the school's all time greats, as he was among the top in their history as a...[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!
Martin (Michael), William (Glyndwr) b. March 29, 1907 d. April 24, 1943 World War II Figure. He was known as "The Man Who Never Was." The figure of Major William Martin was used by British Naval Intelligence and MI5 to dupe the Nazis into believing that planned Allied landings in Southern Europe would take place in Greece and Sardinia. The name of the operation was Mincemeat. That operation consisted in the use of a body of a dead man, dressed him in the uniform of Royal Marines, given a false identity and place his body with false documents into the sea. The body...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de la Soledad, Huelva, Provincia de Huelva, Andalucia, Spain Plot: San Marcos Section, Grave 14
St. Clair, Bob b. February 21, 1931 d. April 20, 2015 Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. For eleven seasons (1953 to 1963), he played at the tackle position in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers. Born Robert Bruce St. Clair, he attended San Francisco Polytechnic High School where he made his first impression on the football field. He contended his athletics at the University of San Francisco, prior to transferring to the University of Tulsa. Selected by the 49ers during the 3rd round of the 1953 NFL Draft, he totaled...[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!
McCormack, Keith b. October 19, 1940 d. April 10, 2015 Musician, Songwriter. He will be best remembered for co-penning the single "Sugar Shack" (1962), which reached number one on the Billboard Charts for "Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs" in 1963. Raised in Plainview, Texas, he was influenced at an early age by the sound of the electric guitar, as well as performers Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. McCormack (playing rhythm guitar) co-formed the instrumental music ensemble "String-A-Longs" while in high school and in 1961, they scored a number three...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Cremated remains retained by family.
Presley, Gladys Love b. April 25, 1912 d. August 14, 1958 Mother of Elvis Presley. She was born in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Her parents were Robert Lee Smith and Octavia Luvenia "Doll" Mansell. Gladys' mother Doll, gave birth to nine children. Octavia was bedridden most of her life, dying at 59 from tuberculosis. Her father Robert, was a cotton farmer and would occasionally pick up odd jobs to support his large family. In his fifties, he died suddenly of pneumonia, leaving Gladys then 19 to work in Tupelo as a seamstress to help support the...[Read More] (Bio by: Jane Stacy Eubanks) Cause of death: Heart failure Graceland Mansion Estates, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Dysart, Richard b. March 30, 1929 d. April 5, 2015 American Actor. Dysart, who was best known for his role as Leland McKenzie on 'L.A. Law', was nominated for four Supporting Actor Emmys in a row for before winning in 1992. He got his start in radio as a teen and worked at New York’s off-Broadway Circle in the Square Theatre in the 1950s. Among Broadway plays he was in were 1965’s 'All In Good Time' and 1967's 'The Little Foxes' which was directed by Mike Nichols, in...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) 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, 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
Bull, Richard b. June 26, 1924 d. February 3, 2014 Actor. Best remembered for his portrayal of 'Nels Oleson', the kind proprietor of Oleson's Mercantile, on the long running television series "Little House on the Prairie" (1974 to 1983) and his portrayal of 'Doc' in the television show "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1964 to 1968). In a career that spanned over 50 years, he had more than 100 credits to his name. Credits include roles in televisions shows such as "Harrigan and Son", "Mission Impossible", "Mannix", "Gomer Pyle: USMC", "The...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend