Della Costa, Maria b. January 1, 1926 d. January 24, 2015 Actress. A pretty brunette, she is remembered for her long career on the Brazilian stage and screen. Born Gentile Maria Marchioro Della Costa to Italian immigrant parents, she was attractive from a young age and had a significant modeling career by the time she was 14. Drawn to the stage, she made her 1944 theatrical bow in "The Brunette", then was first seen on the silver screen in 1946's "O Cavalo 13". Following the end of her teenage first marriage she wed producer Sandro Polloni and in 1948...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cemiterio Municipal de Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Earp, Wyatt (Wyatt Berry Stapp) b. March 19, 1848 d. January 13, 1929 American Frontier Law Officer. Born in Monmouth, Illinois, he grew up on a farm in Iowa. He moved with his parents in 1864 to California. His early youth found him working as a stagecoach driver, buffalo hunter and then as a police officer in Wichita, Kansas. On to Dodge City, Kansas where he established his reputation as a lawman and gambler. His first wife died and a second marriage failed. On to Tombstone, Arizona where he acquired the gambling concession at the Oriental Saloon. He...[Read More] Hills of Eternity Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA GPS coordinates: 37.6758308, -122.4533691 (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
Bryant, Don b. July 13, 1941 d. January 22, 2015 Major League Baseball Player, Coach. Born Donald Ray Bryant, he excelled in football and basketball, as well as baseball during his high school years. After deciding to focus on a professional baseball career, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Detroit Tigers in 1959. He would end up with the Chicago Cubs with who he marked his Major League debut on July 17, 1966. Bryant spent the remainder of the season as a backup catcher to Randy Hundley and in limited action, he produced a .308...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay County, Florida, USA
Taylor, Rod b. January 11, 1930 d. January 7, 2015 Actor. A handsome, rugged leading man who played in a wide range of motion pictures, he may be best remembered by movie audiences for the films "The Time Machine" (1960), "The Birds" (1963) and "Darker than Amber" (1970). Born Rodney Sturt Taylor, his father was a construction contractor, his mother wrote children's books and plays, Rod was initially interested in drawing and attended East Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College. After developing an interest in acting, he found parts in amateur...[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!
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
Gage, Gen. Thomas b. 1719 d. April 2, 1787 British Army General. Born the second son of Thomas Gage, Viscount Gage of Castle Island in Firle, Sussex, England. In 1728, Gage was sent to the Westminster School. As was typical of younger sons of the peerage, Gage then purchased a commission as an ensign in the British Army and entered service in 1740 as an aide de camp to Lord Albemarle. In January 1743, he was promoted to Captain. In 1745, he saw action at Fontenoy and Culloden while serving Lord Albemarle. Gage participated in 1747- 1748...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Gage Family Estate, Firle, Lewes District, East Sussex, England Plot: [unmarked]
Walker, Paul b. September 12, 1973 d. November 30, 2013 American Actor. Walker, who will best be remembered for his role as Brian O'Conner in the blockbuster action 'Fast & Furious' films, began his career on the small screen with a commercial for diapers when he was 2 years old. He went on to appear in TV shows such as 'Highway to Heaven', 'Throb', 'Charles in Charge', 'Who's the Boss?' and 'Touched By An Angel'. His first movie role was in 'Meet the Deedles' (1998) followed by supporting roles in 'Pleasantville' (1998), 'Varsity Blues' (1999), '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cause of death: Car accident Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Liberty, Gardens of Heritage, Lot 393 GPS coordinates: 34.1441307, -118.3161392 (hddd.dddd)
Gandhi, Mohandas 'Mahatma' b. October 2, 1869 d. January 30, 1948 Indian Statesman and Spiritual Leader. Mohandas Gandhi, who come to be popularly known as "Mahatma" (Great Soul), was born a colonial subject of the British Empire. He studied law at University College in London and was admitted to the bar in 1891. In 1893, Gandhi took a position as a legal advisor for an Indian law firm in Durban, South Africa (then also a British colony). Appalled at the racism against South Asians there, Gandhi became an activist for equal rights. Gandhi disdained the...[Read More] (Bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) Cause of death: Assassinated Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered in the Holy Triveni Sangam at Allahabad
Dickens, James Cecil 'Little Jimmy' b. December 19, 1920 d. January 2, 2015 Musician. Grand Ole Opry star. Known as Little Jimmy Dickens, he was an American country music singer famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11", and his rhinestone-studded outfits. He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. Born in Bolt, West Virginia, Dickens began his musical career in the late 1930s, performing on WJLS radio station in Beckley, West Virginia while attending West Virginia University...[Read More] Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.1161003, -86.7601013 (hddd.dddd)
Warren Jr., Gen. Joseph b. June 11, 1741 d. June 17, 1775 Physician, Revolutionary War General and early American Patriot Leader. He was the son of Joseph Warren and Mary (Stevens) Warren. Joseph Warren Sr. was a respected farmer, who died while climbing a tree gathering apples in October 1755. His son, Joseph Warren Jr, graduated from Harvard in 1759 and then studied medicine with James Lloyd and opened his own practice in 1764. On September 6, 1764 he married Elizabeth Hooton; they would have five children: Joseph III, H.C., Richard, Elizabeth...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Mount Warren Avenue
Edison, Thomas Alva b. February 11, 1847 d. October 18, 1931 Inventor. He was born in Milan, Ohio. His total formal school education was three months. His mother, a former school teacher, undertook his education. At the age of twelve, because he exhibited adult maturity, he convinced his parents to allow him to leave home and work as a newsboy aboard a train to Detroit. He published a weekly paper and sold it to passengers. Learning to operate a telegraph he gained employment. After a few years as a wandering operator, Edison settled in New York...[Read More] Edison National Historic Site, West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, 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!
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!
Cash, Johnny b. February 26, 1932 d. September 12, 2003 Country Singer, Musician, Actor, Entertainer. Legendary Country Music Singer and songwriter who was known as "The Man in Black" for his trademark wearing of all black clothing. Contrary to his songs and image, he never spent time in prison (except to visit). Most remembered for the songs "Ring of Fire," "Folsom Prison Blues," "A Boy Named Sue," and "I walk the Line." Born in Kingsland, Arkansas, one of seven children, in 1951, he enlisted into the United States Air Force, was stationed in...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Diabetes and neuropathy Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.3120842, -86.5924606 (hddd.dddd)
Williams, Robin b. July 21, 1951 d. August 11, 2014 Actor, Comedian. Born Robin McLaurin Williams in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, he was the son of a wealthy automotive company 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, New York. In between Claremont and Juilliard, he attended the College of Marin for theatre. In 1978...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
Sheldon, Sidney b. February 11, 1917 d. January 30, 2007 Best-selling Novelist, Film and Television Screenplay Writer. He is best remembered for creating such popular shows as "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965-1970) and for writing the novels "The Other Side of Midnight" (1973) and "Rage of Angels" (1980). Born Sidney Schechtel in Chicago, Illinois, to a German father and a Russian mother, he showed early writing ability, selling his first poem at age 10. During the Great Depression, he worked at a variety of jobs while he attended Northwestern University...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Sanctuary of Tenderness, back wall, center
Wright, Wilbur b. April 16, 1867 d. May 30, 1912 Inventor, Aviation Pioneer. The older of the two brothers who invented the airplane and started the aerial age, he died of typhoid fever 36 years before his brother Orville. Wilbur and Orville started a printing business in their hometown of Dayton, Ohio which soon expanded to a bicycle shop. Their interest in flying was peaked by their father, Milton, a well educated bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. The brothers inherited their mother Susan's mechanical ability (she...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 101, Lot 2533