Palmer, Robert b. January 19, 1949 d. September 26, 2003 Rock Singer. Two-time Grammy winning singer/songwriter who's career over the past four decades was as colorful as some of the bands he was a member of and the styles of music he embraced. His earliest musical influences were Lena Horne and Nat King Cole, and he would eventually become an opening act for The Who and Jimi Hendrix early in his career. His first solo release was 1974's "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley," but he didn't achieve real success until 1978 with the release of the single "...[Read More] (Bio by: Allcalmap) Cause of death: Heart attack Cimitero Comunale della Città di Lugano, Lugano, Distretto di Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
Sullivan (Sullivan), Ed (Edward Vincent) b. September 28, 1901 d. October 13, 1974 Legendary television variety show host. Born on East 114th Street in a Jewish and Irish section of Harlem, New York, he had a twin brother, Daniel, who died as a child. It was after the death of Daniel and a sister, Elizabeth, that his father, Peter, decided to move the family to Port Chester, New York. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School and Port Chester High School where he won 12 letters in athletics. He ran away from home in 1917 to Chicago where he tried to enlist in the Navy but was...[Read More] (Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Ferncliff Mausoleum, Unit 8, Alcove G, Crypt 122
Ali, Muhammad b. January 17, 1942 d. June 3, 2016 American Professional Boxer. He is generally considered to be the greatest heavyweight boxer in the history of the sport. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, his birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. His father was Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr., a billboard and sign painter. His mother, was Odessa O'Grady Clay, a household domestic. He was introduced to boxing by a police officer. Since early in his boxing career, he is credited for his remarkable skill, accuracy, smoothness, and precision, which...[Read More] (Bio by: Christian) Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
O'Connor, Donald b. August 28, 1925 d. September 27, 2003 Actor, Entertainer. Fondly remembered for his role in the 1952 classic musical "Singin' in the Rain," in which he sang and danced alongside the legendary Gene Kelly. His films were varied, among them the whimsical 'Francis the Talking Mule' movies. He starred in his own television series, "The Donald O'Connor Show," in the late 1960s. Other films include "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954), "The...[Read More] (Bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Heart failure Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Walker, Paul b. September 12, 1973 d. November 30, 2013 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), 'She's All...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cause of death: Car accident Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Liberty section, Gardens of Heritage division, Map #H30, Distinguished Memorial – Semi-Private Garden 393 (behind Lawn Lot #1934) GPS coordinates: 34.1441269, -118.3161316 (hddd.dddd)
Radner, Gilda b. June 28, 1946 d. May 20, 1989 Actress, Comedienne. She gained wide fame in the mid-1970s as an original cast member of television's hit comedy series, "Saturday Night Live" (SNL). Born Gilda Susan Radner in Detroit, Michigan, to Henrietta Dworkin Radner, a legal secretary, and Herman Radner, a businessman who operated Detroit's Seville Hotel, where many nightclub performers and actors stayed when performing in the city. Radner attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, dropping out in her senior year to follow her...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Ovarian cancer Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Just to the right of the center of the cemetery, near a small ornamental tree and in front of a small shrub surrounded by a small circle of stones.
Kirrane Jr., John J. 'Jack' b. August 20, 1928 d. September 25, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist. He was a member of the 1960 United States Olympic ice hockey team that captured the gold at Squaw Valley, California. He began playing hockey as a child on a neighbor's pond with his brothers. Ice hockey was one of the sports that he participated in high school and in 1948, was the youngest member of the United States Olympic team. The Olympic team didn't make the medal rounds, finishing in fourth place. After the 1948 Olympics, he played amateur hockey before...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Odom, George T. 'Teddy' b. August 21, 1950 d. September 17, 2016 American Actor. Odom was a familiar character actor who had roles in such films as 'Straight Out of Brooklyn' (1991), 'Malcolm X' (1992), 'Sweet Nothing' (1995), 'White Lies' (1997), 'The Hurricane' (1999), 'Pipe Dreams' (2002) and 'The Speed of Life' (2007). Among television shows and made-for-TV movies he appeared in were 'New York Undercover', 'Gotti', 'Exiled', 'Third Watch', 'The Sporanos', Jonny Zero' and played many different characters in 'Law & Order', 'Law & Order: Special Victims...[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!
Doolittle, Jimmy (James Harold) b. December 14, 1896 d. September 27, 1993 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Aviation Pioneer. He was born in Alameda, California, in 1896, but his family moved to Nome, Alaska, when he was 4-years-old. He showed a keen interest in flying from an early age. At the age of 15, he built a glider from plans he found in Popular Mechanics magazine. While at the University of California, he studied mining engineering, but left college with one year remaining to join the United States Army Signal Corps as part of the American...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 7A, Site 110
Padilla, David b. August 13, 1927 d. September 25, 2016 Bolivian Statesman. Born David Padilla Arancibia, he served as the 64th President of Bolivia from November 24, 1978 to August 8, 1979. He served in the Bolivian Army and rose to the post of Commander of the Army. He was serving in this post when he ousted the government of General Juan Pereda on November 24, 1978. He took over as president and promised to turn over power after a presidential election which would take place in 1979. He was popular during his short term in office. The 1979...[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!
Smyrner, Ann b. November 3, 1934 d. August 29, 2016 Actress. She initially enjoyed a successful film career in Germany, before moving on to international acclaim in Italian, British and American pictures. Her father was the proprietor of an acting school, her mother was a concert vocalist, she debuted professionally on stage at Denmark's Aarhus Theater, prior to settling in Germany, where she appeared in several comedies, often cast in sensual roles. She costarred with Lex Barker in the picture "Scarlet Eye" (1963) and followed this with 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!
Frey, Glenn b. November 6, 1948 d. January 18, 2016 Rock Musician, Actor. He was a founding member of the rock music band "The Eagles", who over the course of their career sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and won six Grammy Awards. In the mid 1960s, he joined his first band, The Mushrooms. The Detroit band's first single "Such a Lovely Child", was produced by Bob Seger, prior to his forming his own band. Frey would go on to play in several other local bands before moving to California and forming the Eagles in 1971 with fellow...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Wilhelm's Portland Memorial, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Tate, Sharon Marie b. January 24, 1943 d. August 9, 1969 Actress, Manson Victim. Sharon Tate was the daughter of Army intelligence officer Paul and housewife Doris Willett. At the age of 6 months, she won the Miss Tiny Tot of Dallas beauty contest. She would go on to win the title of Miss Autorama, in Richland, Washington, appeared atop a missile for a cover of the military magazine "Stars and Stripes," and would be nominated homecoming queen of her high school, Vincenza American High School in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. Her stunning, natural beauty...[Read More] (Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Saint Ann's Section, L152, 6 GPS coordinates: 33.9906616, -118.3861160 (hddd.dddd)
Johnson, Henry (William Henry) b. July 15, 1892 d. July 1, 1929 World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in France with the 369th Infantry Regiment, the first African American Regiment during World War I. The French honored Johnson the Croix de Guerre with Star and Gold Palm for his actions during a 1918 raid, but it was not until 2003 that the United States government posthumously awarded him the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism. His DSC citation reads: "Private Johnson distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism while...[Read More] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 25, Lot 64
Westmoreland, James b. November 25, 1935 d. September 14, 2016 Actor. He was a versatile actor who appeared on television and film from the 1950s to the 1980s. He went to New York City after graduating high school. After doing modeling work there, he moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. In his early career he was represented by agent Henry Willson, who gave him the marquee name of Rad Fulton. He would return to using his original birth name after the two severed their business relationship during the 1960s. His first acting role was in the film "...[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!
Bowie (Jones), David b. January 8, 1947 d. January 10, 2016 Rock Musician, Actor. He was an vastly influential singer-songwriter and producer who recorded in the genres of glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica during his eclectic career. Born David Robert Jones, he played saxophone and after stints in several bands, he signed with Mercury Records and released his 1969 album 'David Bowie', which featured "Space Oddity" a song about an astronaut. Among albums he released over the next few decades were 'The Man Who Sold the...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Hanson, Curtis b. March 24, 1945 d. September 20, 2016 American Director, Writer and Producer. Hanson was an award-winning writer and director known for such films as 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle' (1992), 'L.A. Confidential' (1997) and '8 Mile' (2002). A former magazine journalist and free-lance photographer, he began his film career in 1970 when he co-wrote 'The Dunwich Horror', followed by 'Sweet Kill' (1973) which he wrote and directed. Among films he would go on to work on were 'The Silent Partner' (1978), 'White Dog' (1982), 'Losin’ It' (...[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!