Bikel, Theodore b. May 2, 1924 d. July 21, 2015 Actor. Highly-versatile, he played a wide range of parts and may perhaps be best remembered for his stage performances, notably as 'Tevye' in "Fiddler on the Roof". Born to a Austrian-Jewish family, he learned Hebrew and Yiddish at home, while being taught German in school. After the Nazi occupation of Austria, he fled with his family to Palestine and while there, he attended agricultural college, in addition to working as a laborer on a farm, also known as a kibbutz. He developed a liking for...[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!
Samples, Junior (Alvin Monroe) b. April 10, 1926 d. November 13, 1983 Comedian. He was born Alvin Samples Jr. in Cumming Georgia. He made his living as a farmer, sawmill worker, stock car driver and carpenter and did not enter show business until age 40. He was discovered after a story he told about catching a record-setting fish was recorded by a Game Commission investigator and played on the radio. The recording was developed into an album and became a best-seller. In 1969 he was asked to join the cast of the country variety show “Hee-Haw." He developed a...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Cause of death: Heart attack Sawnee View Gardens and Mausoleum, Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia, USA Plot: Near a large cross in the Garden of Devotion
Stoneman, Patsy b. May 27, 1925 d. July 23, 2015 Country Music Artist. Stoneman was one of 23 children (only 13 survived to adulthood) born to country music pioneer Ernest "Pop" Stoneman and his wife Hattie, the same year he released 'The Titanic', one of country music’s first million-selling records in 1925. When the Great Depression set in and record sales plummeted, the Stoneman family relocated to the Washington, D.C. area. As one of the oldest children, Patsy would help take care of her younger siblings. In the early 1960s, she formed...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Ameche (Amici), Don (Dominic Felix) b. May 31, 1908 d. December 6, 1993 Actor, Singer. He was born Dominic Felix Amici in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to a father who was a saloon keeper. At eleven he was attending St. Birchman's Boys Academy in Marion, Iowa, where the acting bug bit. While enrolled at Loras College in Dubuque he was deemed a promising actor. A stay in Chicago resulted in radio work. Don Ameche had an up and down radio, stage and screen career which spanned almost sixty years. He made his New York stage debut in 1930. In 1932, Ameche married Dubuque's...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cause of death: Prostate Cancer Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Plot: Ashes Buried and plot is unmarked [unmarked]
Nimoy, Leonard b. March 26, 1931 d. February 27, 2015 American Actor. He will forever be remembered as Mr. Spock from the 'Star Trek' franchise. After serving in the Army from 1953-55, he appeared in small roles in a few films, but mostly found roles in TV series, appearing in episodes of 'Dragnet', 'Sea Hunt', 'Bonanza', 'Wagon Train', 'Rawhide', 'The Twilight Zone', 'The Untouchables', 'The Outer Limits', 'Get Smart' and 'Gunsmoke' before being spotted by 'Star Trek' creator ...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Solomon, Block 4, Space 10 GPS coordinates: 33.9798584, -118.3878174 (hddd.dddd)
Pyle, Mike (Michael Johnson) b. July 18, 1939 d. July 29, 2015 Professional Football Player. Pyle played center for the NFL's Chicago Bears from 1961 to 1969. After excelling in football, wrestling, and track in high school, he attended Yale University where he was the captain of the undefeated 1960 team. Pyle played center (and served as team captain) for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League during the 1960s. During his professional career, he earned several honors including being named named to the Sporting News First Team - All...[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!
Earp, Morgan b. April 24, 1851 d. March 18, 1882 Western Lawman. The brother of Western figure Wyatt Earp, he is best known for the gunfight with Ike Clanton's gang at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Born in Marian County, Iowa, he was the youngest of "Fighting Earps." His father moved the family, to San Bernardino, California in 1864. He married Luisa Houston in Dodge City in 1875. They lived in Butte, Montana until 1879. Morgan moved to Tombstone, Arizona in January 1880 and worked as a shotgun messenger for Wells Fargo. In October...[Read More] (Bio by: Debbie) Hermosa Memorial Gardens, Colton, San Bernardino County, California, USA Plot: Southwest corner of the cemetery, near a large tree GPS coordinates: 34.0743599, -117.3481064 (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
Smith, Mildred Joanne b. May 16, 1921 d. July 19, 2015 Actress. She will be best remembered for playing Sidney Poitier's wife 'Cora Brooks' in the racially-charged film "No Way Out" (1951). Born in Ohio (some sources state her year of birth was 1921), she marked her Broadway debut in the play "Men to the Sea" (1944) and went on to appear in a half-dozen productions including "Beggar's Holiday" (1946 to 1947), which starred Zero Mostel and ran for over one-hundred performances. In 1952, she nearly died in a plane crash in which 25 people perished...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Earp, Virgil Walter b. July 18, 1843 d. October 19, 1905 Western Lawman. Born in Hartford Kentucky, he was brother to James, Morgan and Wyatt Earp. After serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, he was a freighter-teamster in Prescott, Arizona and was Deputy Marshal at Tucson, 1870 to 1879. In 1880, he was elected City Marshal of Tombstone and recruited brothers Wyatt and Morgan as special deputy policemen. Due to the crimes against townspeople and local farmers, the Earp family came into conflict with two families, the Clantons and the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA GPS coordinates: 45.4616203, -122.6741562 (hddd.dddd)
Whitman, Charles Joseph b. June 24, 1941 d. August 1, 1966 Mass Murderer. An Eagle Scout at age twelve, a onetime Marine Lance Corporal, and a student at the University of Texas, he stabbed his mother and his wife in the early morning hours of August 1, 1966. He then took an arsenal to the top of the Tower overlooking most of the University campus. After fatally wounding a receptionist and opening fire on four tourists, killing two, he terrorized the campus with rifle fire, killing fourteen people (plus one unborn child), and wounding about twice that...[Read More] Cause of death: Shot by Austin police officers Houston McCoy and Ramiro Martinez Hillcrest Memorial Park, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Negri, Pola b. December 31, 1899 d. August 1, 1987 Actress. She was born into a comfortable lifestyle until her father was arrested by the Russians and sent to a Siberian prison camp. She moved to Warsaw, Poland in 1902 and spent her formative years in poverty. As a teenager, she auditioned for the St. Petersburg Imperial Ballet and was accepted. She showed great promise as a ballerina until she contracted tuberculosis and and to cut short her dancing career. She then auditioned for the Warsaw Imperial Academy of Dramatic Arts and became a...[Read More] (Bio by: Marta Monk) Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 56, Crypt E-19
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
Peterson, Amanda b. July 8, 1971 d. July 5, 2015 American Actress. Best remembered for her starring role as Cindy Mancini in the 1987 comedy, 'Can't Buy Me Love', opposite Patrick Dempsey. She made her stage debut in a production of 'The Sound of Music' and by the age of 9, appeared as an extra in the musical film 'Annie' (1982), which led to roles on the television shows 'Father Murphy', 'Silver Spoons' and was cast as a regular on the short-lived series 'Boone'. She appeared in several more TV shows before landing a role in the seminal...[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!
Rocco, Alex b. February 29, 1936 d. July 18, 2015 American Character and Voice Actor. Rocco was a veteran character actor of film and TV, known for his portrayals of edgy characters with gangland or police affiliations, will best be remembered for his role as Moe Greene in 1972's 'The Godfather'. Born Alexander Federico Petricone, Jr., he was involved with Boston's Winter Hill Gang during the early 1960s before moving to California, initially working as a bartender, and began taking acting classes with such teachers as Leonard Nimoy and noted...[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!
DeLuise, Dom b. August 1, 1933 d. May 4, 2009 Entertainer. Born Dominick DeLuise, he graduated from Manhattan's High School of Performing Arts and attended Tufts University. He began acting in the late 1950s and became a fixture in films, television and plays, often working on comedies with Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds, with credits including "The Glass Bottom Boat" (1966), Neil Simon's Broadway production of "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" (1968), "The Dom DeLuise Show" (1968), "The Dean Martin Show" (1973), "Blazing Saddles" (1974), "...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Cause of death: Respiratory and kidney failure due to cancer Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes to be buried along with his parents in New York
Canary, Martha Jane 'Calamity Jane' b. May 1, 1852 d. August 1, 1903 American Folk Figure, Frontierswoman. She is best remembered for her association with famous Western lawman, scout, and gunfighter, James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok. Her early life that she documented in an autobiographical pamphlet later in her life is subject to inaccuracies and exaggeration. She was born the oldest of six children to parents who were farmers and received little to no formal education and was illiterate. In 1865 the family moved to Virginia City, Montana, and her mother died...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota, USA
Smith (Hogan), Anna (Vickie Lynn) Nicole b. November 28, 1967 d. February 8, 2007 Model, Actress. Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, she first gained popularity as Playboy magazine's 1993 Playmate of the Year. Her highly publicized marriage to oil business executive and billionaire J. Howard Marshall, who was 63 years her senior, resulted in tumultuous speculation that she married the octogenarian merely for his money, which she denied. Following his death, she began a lengthy and ongoing legal battle over a share of his estate. Smith's career and public image subsequently suffered as...[Read More] Cause of death: Accidental drug overdose Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, Nassau, New Providence District, Bahamas Plot: Next to her son Daniel
Genovese, Kitty (Catherine Susan) b. July 7, 1935 d. March 13, 1964 Murder Victim. She was the victim of a street murder which shocked the nation and made headlines due to the fear and apathy of 38 witnesses who allegedly stood by and didn't help out or call the police while the crime was in progress. She was a manager at a bar in Hollis, Queens, New York, and drove her red Fiat to her home in Kew Gardens, Queens, at 3:30 a.m. on March 13, 1964. As she approached her apartment house, she spotted a strange man standing along her route and sensed that something...[Read More] (Bio by: Anthony B) Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA