Sledge, Percy b. November 25, 1941 d. April 14, 2015 American R&B and Soul Singer. Born Percy Tyrone Sledge, he is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 pop and soul hit in 1966. It was awarded a million-selling, Gold-certified disc from the RIAA. Having previously worked as a hospital nurse in the early 1960s, he achieved his strongest success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a series of emotional soul songs. In later years, Percy received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Career Achievement Award. He was inducted...[Read More] Heavenly Gates Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
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)
Quinn, Anthony (Antonio Rudolfo) b. April 21, 1915 d. June 3, 2001 Actor. He had a career spanned over sixty years, with appearances in more than 150 motion pictures. He was awarded two Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - one for "Viva Zapata" (1952) and one for "Lust for Life" (1957), and was nominated twice for Best Actor in a Leading Role - "Wild is the Wind" (1957) and "Alex Zorbas" (1964). Quinn appeared in many movies which today are considered classics such as "Zorba the Greek" and "Lawrence of Arabia." He received widespread respect...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cause of death: Pneumonia Quinn Family Estate, Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA
Oswald, Lee Harvey b. October 18, 1939 d. November 24, 1963 Accused Assassin of 35th US President John F. Kennedy. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Robert Edward Lee Oswald and Marguerite Claverie. His father died of a sudden heart attack, and Lee was raised by a succession of step-fathers. Growing up, he was considered a loner, not very good academically, and dropped out of high school when he was 15. When he was 16, he took an...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA Plot: Section 17 GPS coordinates: 32.7324486, -97.2032394 (hddd.dddd)
Yates, Pauline b. June 16, 1929 d. January 21, 2015 Actress. She was an English performer, best known for her a role as Elizabeth Perrin on the BBC television series, “The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin” (1976-79). After leaving school, she went straight into acting in stage shows at age 17. In 1957, she was cast in the role of Estelle Waterman for the British TV soap opera “Emergency Ward 10”, followed by the films “Fly Away Peter” (1959) and “Identity Unknown” (1960). Her other film credits included “Never Mention Murder” (1964), “Darling” (...[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!
Andrews, Patty (Patricia Marie) b. February 16, 1918 d. January 30, 2013 Singer. She shall be remembered as one third of the legendary trio The Andrews Sisters. Born Patricia Marie Andrews to a Greek immigrant family originally named Andreas, she was raised along with her sisters Maxine and La Verne in the Minneapolis suburbs; the girls formed their ensemble when Patty, who became the lead vocalist, was seven then when she was 12 they won their first major competition. They refined their art at county fairs and in Vaudeville then as their skills and popularity...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Williams, Charlie b. October 7, 1947 d. January 27, 2015 Major League Baseball Player. He will be best remembered as "The man who was traded for Willie Mays". For eight seasons (1971 until 1978), he was a pitcher with the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. Born Charles Prosek Williams, he attended Great Neck South High School in New York and later Parsons College in Iowa. Selected by the Mets during the 1968 Amateur Draft, he marked his Major League debut on April 23, 1971. During that year, he pitched in 31 games. Williams began the 1972 season...[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!
Rogers, Buddy (Charles) b. August 13, 1904 d. April 21, 1999 Actor. He made his screen debut in the 1926 film 'Fascinating Youth,' and quickly became a star in the late silent era. He also found success as a bandleader and a musician. His signature song became "Twelfth Street Rag," which he was able to play a few bars of on a great number of musical instruments. However, he remains best-remembered for his acting career. Rogers, who acquired the nickname "America's Boyfriend," starred in such films as 'Wings' (1927), 'My Best Girl' (1927), 'River of...[Read More] (Bio by: Carrie-Anne) Cause of death: Natural causes Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cathedral City), Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA
George, Cardinal. Francis Eugene b. January 16, 1937 d. April 17, 2015 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a janitor, Chicago born Francis Eugene George contracted polio at the age of thirteen and due to a developed limp was rejected by Chicago's archdiocesan seminary, leading him to join the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1957. Making his solemn profession the following year, he underwent studies at at St. Henry's Preparatory Seminary of Belleville; Pine Hills Scholasticate in Ottawa, Canada; the University of Ottawa; the Catholic University of America of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: George Family Plot
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
Henry VII b. January 28, 1457 d. April 21, 1509 English Monarch. He was the son of Edmund Tudor and Margaret Beaufort, who was a descendant of Edward III. His claim to the throne was tenuous at best, but Henry won the crown by defeating Richard III at Bosworth Field, ending the Wars of the Roses. He was crowned on October 30, 1485. A Lancastrian, he married Elizabeth of York, the daughter of Edward IV, and united the two factions under the House of Tudor. Henry was then left with the herculean tasks of restoring the power of the monarchy...[Read More] (Bio by: Kristen Conrad) Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England GPS coordinates: 51.5000801, -0.1292300 (hddd.dddd)
Nagle, Kel b. December 21, 1920 d. January 29, 2015 Hall of Fame Professional Golfer. He will be remembered for besting Arnold Palmer to capture the 1960 British Open crown. He compiled 61 wins on the PGA Tour of Australasia, prior to turning professional in 1946. In 1965, he finished runner-up to Gary Player in the US Open. During the course of his career, Nagle recorded at least one PGA victory from 1946 until 1975. He is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. (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!
Gordon, Susan b. July 27, 1949 d. December 11, 2011 Actress. A child star from the late 1950s to the late 1960s, she is probably best known for a particularly memorable episode of "The Twilight Zone". The daughter of producer Bert Gordon, she was raised within the show business milieu and made her silver screen bow as a Girl Scout with a broken doll in 1958's forgettable horror flick "Attack of the Puppet People". Susan got to sing as the younger incarnation of Danny Kaye's daughter Dorothy Nichols in "The Five Pennies" (1959) and that same year...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Kedumim Cemetery, Kedumim, HaZafon (Northern District), Israel
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
Frank, Margot Betti b. February 16, 1926 d. March 9, 1945 Holocaust Victim. She was the older sister of Anne Frank, the famed Nazi Holocaust diarist and was the daughter of Otto and Edith Frank. A tidy, quiet child, she achieved good grades in school and had strong religious convictions. Her father worked in the family banking business until it collapsed in the early 1930s. In August 1933 she and her parents and younger sister Anne moved to Aachen, Germany, in preparation for a final move to Amsterdam, Netherlands, where her father founded a company...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Celler Landkreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
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.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, 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