Picasso, Pablo b. October 25, 1881 d. April 8, 1973 Artist. Considered one of the most important artists of all time, he created hundreds of works of art encompassing paintings, statues and sculptures. Well-known is the picture "Guernica," which shows his protest against acts of violence and war. Leaving Spain as a refugee, he lived and created mostly in France. His grave is decorated with his own sculpture "Woman with the Vase" (1933), shown during the World exhibition of 1937 in Paris. His grave is situated on the private land with no public...[Read More] Cause of death: Heart attack Castle Vauvenargues Estate Grounds, Vauvenargues, Departement des Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Stapleton, Jean b. January 19, 1923 d. May 31, 2013 Actress. She will be fondly remembered for playing Edith Baines Bunker, wife of Archie Bunker (played by Carroll O'Connor) in the groundbreaking TV series "All in the Family" (1971 to 1980). Born Jeanne Murray, her father was a billboard salesman, her mother was an opera singer, she had a fondness for movies as a child. However, it would not be until her graduation from high school when she decided to pursue a career in acting. She studied at Hunter College and became associated with various...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Cousteau, Philippe b. December 30, 1940 d. June 28, 1979 Oceanographer, Film Producer. He is best remembered as a documentary film maker specializing in environmental issues, with a background in oceanography. The 2nd son of famed ocean explorer and marine conservation pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, he first dived with an aqua-lung, co-developed by his father, in 1945. By the age of 7 he has become a professional diver. He grew up travelling the world with his father, learning about different cultures and mastered several languages. In February 1967...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Body buried at sea, Off the coast of Portugal
Fernandez, Jose b. July 31, 1992 d. September 25, 2016 Major League Baseball Player. For four seasons (2013 until his death), he was a pitcher with the Miami Marlins. Raised in Florida, he attended Braulio Alonso High School in Tampa, prior to being selected as the 14 pick during the 1st round of the 2011 Amateur Draft. He marked his Major League debut on April 7, 2013. Fernandez recorded twelve wins with an outstanding 2.19 ERA, as he earned all star and Rookie of the Year honors, thus establishing himself as one of the best starting pitchers in...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Jackson, Mahalia b. October 26, 1911 d. January 27, 1972 Gospel performer and singer who had a powerful and expressive contralto voice. Her concerts and recordings gained worldwide recognition for African-American religious music. Her singing combined powerful vitality with dignity and strong religious beliefts. She disliked being identified with nonreligious music, though her singing style revealed the influence of jazz. Mahalia Jackson, the third of six children was born in poverty in a three-room "shot-gun" shack in New Orleans, Louisana in 1911...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Cause of death: Heart ailment Providence Memorial Park, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
Patton, George Smith b. November 11, 1885 d. December 21, 1945 United States World War II Army General. He was born at Lake Vineyard Ranch what is now San Marino, California. In 1904, he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York following in the military fashion of the Patton family. After graduation, he was assigned to the Cavalry as an aid to General John "Black Jack" Pershing, who at that time was pursuing the Mexican bandit General Pancho Villa. During World War I he saw service in France as part of the United States Army Tank...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul S.) Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg GPS coordinates: 49.6120911, 6.1852899 (hddd.dddd)
Prince (Nelson) (Prince Rogers) b. June 7, 1958 d. April 21, 2016 American Singer, Songwriter and Actor. Known professionally as 'Prince', whose music combined elements of rock, rhythm and blues, soul and funk, among other genres, sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. In 1978, he released his debut album, 'For You', which was followed by '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cause of death: Accidental overdose of opioid fentanyl Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Carver County, Minnesota, USA Plot: Urn on public display in the studio atrium
Sinatra, Frank (Francis Albert) b. December 12, 1915 d. May 14, 1998 Entertainer. Regarded by many as the greatest popular singer of the 20th Century, he was nicknamed "The Voice", "Ol Blue Eyes" and "Chairman of the Board". Born Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey, the son and only child of an Italian immigrant fireman, his mother Dolly was a midwife. Legend has it that one day he heard Bing Crosby singing and decided this would be the career path he was to embark upon. His initial break came in 1935, when he received first prize in a radio contest...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Heart Attack Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA Plot: B-8, #151 GPS coordinates: 33.8166389, -116.4418564 (hddd.dddd)
Blount, Lisa b. July 1, 1957 d. October 25, 2010 Actress, Producer. She is best known for her role of Lynette Pomeroy in the hit 1982 picture "An Officer and a Gentleman", for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. Raised in Jacksonville, Arkansas, she attended the University of Arkansas, and landed her first movie part in the film "September 30, 1955" (1977), followed by "The Swap" (1979). She would have steady work, alternating between feature films and guest TV roles from the 1980s into the 2000s, among her credits are the pictures "...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cedar Grove Cemetery, Floral, Independence County, Arkansas, USA
McDaniel, Hattie b. June 10, 1895 d. October 26, 1952 Actress. She made Hollywood history as the first African-American to win an Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actress in "Gone With the Wind" (1939). The daughter of a Civil War veteran from Wichita, Kansas, she started out as a band vocalist and made her screen debut in 1932. Stout and matronly, with a deep and slightly gravelly voice, she was sadly typecast from the beginning as a maid or mammy. But she strove to bring dignity, intelligence, and even hints of dissent to those parts, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cause of death: Breast cancer Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section D, immediately after entrance from Washington Blvd. McDaniel rests under three tall palm trees next to each other.
Harris, Richard b. October 1, 1930 d. October 25, 2002 Actor. Born in Limerick, Ireland, in school, he was a notable rugby player, but was sidelined by tuberculosis in his teens. During his recovery he apparently became fascinated with the theater. He decided he wanted to direct and went to London to pursue his choice. After he was rejected by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His debuted on stage with "The Quare Fellow" in 1956 and in motion pictures in "Alive and Kicking" in 1959. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Hodgkin's Disease Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered at his home in the Bahamas.
Doss, Desmond Thomas b. February 7, 1919 d. March 23, 2006 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, and grew up in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, whose tenets forbid bearing arms. When he was called to the draft, he declined a religious exemption that would have allowed him to continue working in a shipyard. He served in the Army with the designation of conscientious objector, but he detested that phrase. He preferred "conscientious cooperator." However, he still refused to learn to shoot a rifle. Sent...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Section P #6399A
Applegate, Eddie b. October 4, 1935 d. October 17, 2016 Actor. He will be remembered for playing 'Richard Harrison', boyfriend of 'Patty Lane' in the TV series "The Patty Duke Show" (1963 to 1966). Born in the Philadelphia suburb of Wyncote, he broke in to television with a 1956 episode from the series "Kraft Theatre". This was followed with "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "The Lucy Show" and "Mr. Novak". He made his motion picture debut in the 1963 Comedy "A Ticklish Affair". He was cast as 'Willie Maxwell' in the TV series "Nancy" (1970 to 1971)...[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!
Shepard, Jean b. November 21, 1933 d. September 25, 2016 Country Music Singer. Born Ollie Imogene Shepard, she had many hits on the country music charts during her long career. She grew up singing in the church, and was drawn to the music of Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. As a teenager, she played bass in the Melody Ranch Girls, an all-female band formed in 1948. Hank Thompson discovered her a few years later and with his help, she signed with Capitol Records in 1952, which followed the success of Kitty Wells. She cut four...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.3116684, -86.5919418 (hddd.dddd)
Bronson (Buchinsky), Charles b. November 3, 1921 d. August 30, 2003 Actor. Best remembered for his roles in the movies, "The Great Escape" (1963), "The Dirty Dozen" (1967), and the "Death Wish" series of movies. Born Charles Buchinski in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, to a family of Lithuanian immigrant coal miners, he followed his father and brothers into the coal mines after high school, until World War II, when he joined the Army Air Force, serving as a tail gunner on B-29 bombers in the Pacific. He flew 25 missions, and was wounded in action, receiving the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Pneumonia Brownsville Cemetery, West Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Brown (Tobin), Margaret 'Unsinkable Molly Brown' b. July 19, 1868 d. October 26, 1932 Humanitarian, philanthropist, suffragist, preservationist, politician, author, stage actress, singer, RMS Titanic survivor - Margaret "Maggie" Tobin was born July 18, 1867 in Hannibal, Missouri to John and Johanna Tobin. At the age of 19 she went to live in Leadville, Colorado with her brother. In the summer of 1886 she met James Joseph “J.J.” Brown and they were married on September 1, 1886. While her husband advanced to superintendent in the mines, Maggie started soup kitchens in the mining...[Read More] (Bio by: Debbie) Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Westbury, Nassau County, New York, USA Plot: Benziger plot: Sec 15 Row St Quentin Plot 2 GPS coordinates: 40.7514114, -73.5875168 (hddd.dddd)
Fong, Maylia b. November 10, 1925 d. October 16, 2016 American Actress. Born Gloria Suie Chin, she was a character actress in the 1940s and '50s who later went on to become a successful restaurateur. At age 21, while visiting her sister in California, she was spotted in the canteen at Paramount Studios by writer/producer Jay Richard Kennedy, who asked her to audition for an upcoming film, 'Singapore' (1947), in which she was cast with [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!
Fine, Larry b. October 5, 1902 d. January 24, 1975 Comedian. He was the frizzy-haired star of the legendary comedy team the The Three Stooges. Upstaged by the team's angry leader Moe Howard and the scene-stealing Curly Howard, Larry was indeed the comic "glue" between the two. Yet comedian Jerry Seinfeld once said that Larry, like his father, "never did anything but it wasn't the same without him." (Curly's successors, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Curly-Joe...[Read More] (Bio by: LincolnFan) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Freedom Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Liberation
Wilder (Silberman), Gene (Jerome) b. June 11, 1933 d. August 29, 2016 American Actor, Screenwriter, Director and Author. Born Jerome Silberman, he was one of America’s foremost comic actors known by all generations for his performances in such classics as 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (1971), 'Young Frankenstein' (1974) and 'Stir Crazy' (1980). He studied theater at the University of Iowa, then studied Shakespeare at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School in England, where he was the first freshman to win the school fencing championship. He next enrolled...[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!
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