Hutton, Brian G. b. January 1, 1935 d. August 19, 2014 Motion Picture Director, Actor. He will perhaps be best remembered for directing Clint Eastwood in the pictures "Where Eagles Dare" (1968) and "Kelly's Heroes" (1970). He studied at the Actor's Studio in his native New York, prior to moving to California where he began his career as a bit actor. He would spend the next decade in minor roles for the pictures "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957), "King Creole" (1958) and "Last Train from Gun Hill" (1959), in addition to scores of TV credits. His...[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!
John the Baptist [headless body] d. August 29, 30 (circa) Religious Figure, Roman Catholic Saint. Born the son of Zachariah, a Temple priest, and his wife Elizabeth, who was a cousin or aunt of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Tradition has it he was born very late in his parents' lives, after it had been accepted that theirs would be a barren union. He was apparently born between six and twelve months before Jesus. He was to become known as ‘the Precursor' whose role it would be to announce the coming of Jesus. Traditionally, John began his ministry by...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Beheaded Omaya Mosque, Damascus, Dimashq, Syria
Cotten, Joseph b. May 15, 1905 d. February 6, 1994 Actor. His career spanned the American film, stage, and televisions genres. He was born in Petersburg, Virginia where his father was an assistant postmaster. After high school he studied acting at the Hickman School of Speech and Expression in Washington, DC and then worked as an advertising agent. His work as a theater critic led him to become involved in theater productions in Virginia, and then in New York City, New York. He made his Broadway debut in 1930 and became friends with famed actor...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Pneumonia Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Sanford, Isabel b. August 29, 1917 d. July 9, 2004 Actress. She is best remembered for her role as Louise "Weezy" Jefferson on the CBS television sitcoms "All in the Family," that ran from 1971 until 1975, and "The Jeffersons," from 1975 until 1985. Born Eloise Gwendolyn Sanford, she was the youngest of seven children, but was the only one to survive beyond infancy. As a young teenager, she aspired to be an actress but her mother discouraged her dream as she felt that show business was "the road to degradation". She disregarded her mother's...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Natural causes Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Courts of Remembrance
Bogart, Humphrey DeForest b. December 25, 1899 d. January 14, 1957 Actor. Widely regarded as an American culture icon, he is probably best remembered for his legendary films "High Sierra" (1941, with Ida Lupino), "The Maltese Falcon" (1941, with Mary Astor), "Casablanca" (1942, with Ingrid Bergman), "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948, with Walter Huston), "The African Queen" (1951, with Katharine Hepburn, for which he won his only Academy Award for Best Actor), and "The Caine Mutiny" (1954, with Jose Ferrer). During a film career of almost 30 years, he...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Cancer Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Memory, Columbarium of Eternal Light (Locked area. Not accessible to the general public).
Houston, Whitney Elizabeth b. August 9, 1963 d. February 11, 2012 Recording Artist, Actress, Entertainer. Regarded as one of the finest female vocalists of her generation, she began her musical career singing as a member of the New Hope Baptist Church junior gospel choir. She is credited with inspiring the successful musical careers of Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson among others. She was discovered at a local New York City nightclub by former Arista Records president Clive Davis, where she performed as a backup vocalist for her mother Cissy Houston...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Jewell, Richard b. December 17, 1962 d. August 29, 2007 Main figure in the 1996 Olympic Park bombing at the Atlanta Summer Olympic games. He was at first lauded as a hero for noticing the bomb, notifying police and then assisting in an evacuation until the bomb went off. Days later the FBI targeted him, incorrectly, as a suspect. He was later cleared of all wrong doing and was never charged. Jewell later became a law enforcement official in Georgia, and sued several media outlets for libel regarding the Olympic Park bombing case. On the...[Read More] (Bio by: John Sheets) Cause of death: Complications of diabetes Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Nelson, Ed b. December 21, 1928 d. August 9, 2014 American Actor. Nelson was a prolific actor who became a familiar face to television audiences over 40 years, notably as a star of the prime-time soap opera 'Peyton Place'. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, but left after two years to study acting in New York City. He returned to his hometown to work in local television before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He served in the Navy as a radioman on the light cruiser Dayton. His television career began in the mid-...[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!
Taylor, Meshach b. April 11, 1947 d. June 28, 2014 American Actor. Taylor, who took an early interest in acting while in high school and first studied drama at Ohio's Wilmington College before transferring to Florida A&M in Tallahassee, will best be remembered for his Emmy-nominated role as Anthony Bouvier on the CBS hit sitcom 'Designing Women'. Gaining experience at an Indianapolis radio station as a political correspondent and in repertory theater, he eventually became a member of both Chicago's Goodman Theatre and the Organic Theatre group...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Gamble, Harry b. December 26, 1930 d. January 28, 2014 Professional Football Executive, College Football Coach. During his tenure as President and General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles (1985 to 1995), the franchise clinched four playoff berths including a divisional title in 1988. Born and raised in South New Jersey, he played high school football and later collegiate football at Rider University. He earned a Master's Degree and doctorate in Business Education from Temple University. He launched his lengthy during the 1950s, initially on 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)
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)
Szoka, Cardinal. Edmund Casimir b. September 14, 1927 d. August 20, 2014 Roman Catholic Cardinal. He served as the Archbishop of Detroit from 1981 until 1990. At the time of his death, he was the President Emeritus of the Governorate of Vatican City State. His father immigrated from what is now Belarus, his mother was from Poland, he completed the necessary requirements to enter the priesthood and was ordained in 1954. He served as a Priest of Marquette, Michigan and went on to serve as Bishop of Gaylord, Michigan. He was appointed by Pope John Paul II to succeed...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA Plot: Bishop's section
Young, Brigham b. June 1, 1801 d. August 29, 1877 Religious Leader. Second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS), also known as the Mormons. He is revered today by his followers for his wisdom and leadership in the building of the Mormon Church in Utah. He is controversial for his belief in plural marriage and his role in the late 1850s in a dispute with the Federal Government. Born the 9th child of 11 to a poor farmer in Whitingham, Vermont, his father, John Young, moved his family to upstate New York, where...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Mormon Pioneer Memorial, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Woodson, Abe b. February 15, 1934 d. February 8, 2014 Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1958 to 1966), he played at the defensive back and half back positions in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Cardinals. Born Abraham Benjamin Woodson, he was raised in Illinois where he attended Austin High School in Chicago. During his collegiate years at the University of Illinois, Woodson distinguished himself as a track star and following service with the United States Military, he was selected by San...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Fregosi, Jim b. April 4, 1942 d. February 14, 2014 Major League Baseball Player, Manager. For eighteen seasons (1961 to 1978), he played at the shortstop, third baseman and first baseman positions with the Los Angeles/California Angels, New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Born James Louis Fregosi, he attended Serra High School in California. During his high school years, he excelled as the team's quarterback of their football squad, in addition to broad jumping and baseball. Signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Seeger, Pete b. May 3, 1919 d. January 27, 2014 American Singer, Songwriter and Activist. Seeger's interest in music began early. His father Charles, was a musicologist and his mother Constance, was a violin teacher; both were on the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music. He learned banjo, ukulele, and guitar by his teens and became interested in American folk-music when he was 16. He began working with noted folk archivist and field recorder Alan Lomax before traveling around the country learning rural music. He attended Harvard...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
McQueen, Steve (Terence Steven) b. March 24, 1930 d. November 7, 1980 Movie and television Actor. Most remembered for his roles in "The Great Escape" (1963), Papillon (1973), and a host of other action movies. Born in Beech Grove, Indiana, he dropped out of school in the 9th grade, was sent to reform school, and enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Later, he studied acting, breaking into films in 1956 with bit parts. In 1958, he got the lead in the teen movie "The Blob" (1958), which lead to his role of bounty hunter Josh Randall in the TV series "Wanted: Dead or...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Heart attack after cancer surgery Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean
Griffith, Andy Samuel b. June 1, 1926 d. July 3, 2012 Actor. He is best remembered for his portrayal as 'Sheriff Andy Taylor' in the 1960s television series "The Andy Griffith Show" and Attorney 'Ben Matlock' in the 1980s series "Matlock." He began his career as a stand up comedian before landing a staring role in the Broadway production of "No Time for Sergeants" (1955) for which he earned a Tony nomination. He later appeared as 'Pvt. Will Stockdale' in the 1958 film version along with lifelong friend and actor [Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cause of death: Heart attack Griffith Family Estate, Roanoke Island, Dare County, North Carolina, USA