Clooney, Rosemary b. May 23, 1928 d. June 29, 2002 Actress and Singer. She is probably best remembered for her 1951 novelty hit "Come On-a My House," which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me," "Mambo Italiano," "Tenderly," "Half as Much," "Hey There," and "This Ole House." Her deep, rich, and smooth voice earned her recognition as one of America's premier pop and jazz singers. She made her singing debut in Cincinnati, Ohio, on radio station WLW in 1941 at the age of 13. On WLW she worked with band leader Barney Rapp, who had...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Saint Patricks Cemetery, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, USA
Marshall, Herbert b. May 23, 1890 d. January 22, 1966 Actor. Born Herbert Brough Falcon Marshall in London, England, he was a certified accountant when began performing in stage productions in the early 1920s. He made the transition from stage to movies with his first screen appearance in "Mumsie" (1927) and was almost 40 when he appeared in his first Hollywood picture, "The Letter" (1929). He went on to be featured in nearly 100 movie and TV roles during the course of his career. His film credits include "Murder!" (1930), "Trouble in Paradise" (...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Kinkade, Thomas (William Thomas) b. January 19, 1958 d. April 6, 2012 Artist. Called the "Painter of Light", he created a large body of popular and best-selling works that often depicted idyllic pastoral themes. Raised in Placerville, California, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, he studied at the University of California, Berkeley, before transferring to Pasadena's famed Art Center College of Design. He was to spend the 1980s traveling and refining his craft, along the way publishing 1982's "The Artist's Guide to Sketching" and producing the background...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, Santa Clara County, California, USA Plot: Block: 24B, Row: L, Number 6, Double niche. GPS coordinates: 37.2525787, -122.0360718 (hddd.dddd)
Ingui, Richie b. 1946 d. January 13, 2017 Musician. Founding member of the 1960s garage band "The Soul Survivors", the will be remembered for their 1967 Top 10 hit "Expressway (To Your Heart)". Along with his older brother Charlie Ingui and Kenny Jeremiah, the formed their first group "The Dedications. Following their relocation to Philadelphia, the came under the guidance of legendary record producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and with the Crimson label, their debut album "When the Whistle Blows Anything Goes" (1967). Their signature...[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!
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, Albert Leo [cenotaph] b. July 8, 1922 d. November 13, 1942 World War II United States Navy Sailor. A native of Waterloo, Iowa, he enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1942, joining brothers George, Frank, Joseph and Madison in the service under the stipulation that they serve together. While the United States Navy had no policy obligating it to such a request, it was honored, and all five were assigned to the Atlanta-class light cruiser "USS Juneau" (CL-52). The ship and her crew participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign in the South Pacific, a...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Cause of death: Ship sank Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Memorial Section MC 30-M
Snuka, Jimmy 'Superfly' b. May 18, 1943 d. January 15, 2017 Professional Wrestler. Born James Wiley Smith (later changed to James Reiher Snuka), he was well known to wrestling fans for his high-flying style of wrestling that he brought to the World Wrestling Federation in the early to mid 1980s. He trained to go into professional wrestling in the late 1960s and started his career first in Hawaii and then in the Pacific Northwest. He later wrestled in various National Wrestling Alliance territories where he won several single and tag-team titles...[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!
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
Modell, David b. August 16, 1960 d. January 13, 2017 Professional Football Executive. Born David Orrick McDearmon Jr., he served as the president and COO (chief operating officer) of the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens from 1996 to 2004. He, along with his brother John, were adopted by Art Modell, the owner of the NFL's Cleveland Browns, when he married their mother, actress Patricia Breslin, in 1969. He began working for the Browns at the age of 14, helping the grounds crew. He would go on to serve in the team’s ticket office...[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!
Pickett, Wilson b. March 18, 1941 d. January 19, 2006 Legendary Soul Singer, Composer. He was dubbed “The Wicked Pickett” my radio DJ’s and fans, for his gruff power, raw groove and growling energy he brought to R & B music for over four decades. He first performed in the gospel harmony group the Violinaires in the 1950s and became a member of the Falcons in 1959. Their hit "I Found a Love" helped Pickett make a deal with Atlantic Records and the hook up with renowned producer Jerry Wexler at Stax Records. There with Steve Cropper, the guitarist...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Evergreen Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Poston, Tom b. October 17, 1921 d. April 30, 2007 Actor. He was best known as a comic actor in the Golden Age of television. In 1959 he won an Emmy for his role as the befuddled Everyman on "The Steve Allen Show", and he received Emmy nominations for his performances in "Newhart", "Mork and Mindy", and "Coach". His other TV credits include "Murphy Brown", "That 70's Show", "Will & Grace", "Becker", "Good Morning Miami", and as a longstanding panelist on "To Tell the Truth". Poston began his acting career in 1947 on Broadway and in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Abraham, Space 706
Allsup, Tommy b. November 24, 1931 d. January 11, 2017 American Musician and Producer. Allsup, who was a Western swing musician for much of his career, was also the lead guitarist in Buddy Holly and the Crickets. He began his musical career as a member of the Oklahoma Swingbillies in 1949. Over the next few years he played in a variety of bands, including his own band, the Southernaires, from 1953 to 1958. In April 1958, he met Holly during a trip to New Mexico and began a stint as Holly’s lead guitarist. On February 3, 1959, Allsup lost a coin...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis du Mort) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Perkins, Carl b. April 9, 1932 d. January 19, 1998 Musician. Born Carl Lee Perkins in Tiptonville, Tennessee, he was a rockabilly guitarist, singer, songwriter and a rock music pioneer. He began playing guitar at age 7 and at age 13, he won at a talent show with a song he had written titled "Movie Magg". In the early 1950s, he formed a group called the Perkins Brothers which perform at a local honky tonks and appeared on WDXT radio in Jackson, Tennessee. He was touring with Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, when he was signed by Sam Phillips to...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Complications from multiple strokes Ridgecrest Cemetery, Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 35.6538010, -88.8219604 (hddd.dddd)
Lincoln, Abraham b. February 12, 1809 d. April 15, 1865 16th United States President. As newly elected Abraham Lincoln made his way by train to Washington to assume the Presidency, the Union was fast disintegrating with secession by South Carolina followed by seven other Southern States. A Confederate government was already operating in the South. After taking the oath of office with outgoing President Buchanan beside him, he assumed the responsibility for preserving the Union by reversing secession. The South demanded the Union withdraw from the...[Read More] Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA GPS coordinates: 39.8228836, -89.6560898 (hddd.dddd)
Everly, Phil b. January 19, 1939 d. January 3, 2014 Musician. Along with his older brother Don Everly, they formed "The Everly Brothers", which became one of the most acclaimed duos in rock music history. The were responsible for such classic hit songs as "Bye Bye Love" (1957), "Wake Up Little Susie" (1957) and "All I Have To Do Is Dream". The sons of Ike and Margaret Everly, who were successful country stars in the Midwestern part of the United States, they toured with their parents throughout the country and even had opportunities to perform...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Rose Hill Cemetery, Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA GPS coordinates: 37.2901917, -87.1117477 (hddd.dddd)
Darnell, Linda b. October 16, 1924 d. April 10, 1965 Actress. She is best remembered for her numerous roles in the 1940s and 1950s, including such films as "Star Dust" (1940), "The Mark of Zorro" (1940), "Hangover Square" (1945), "My Darling Clementine" (1946), and "Forever Amber" (1947). Born Monetta Eloyse Darnell in Dallas, Texas, one of five children to a post office worker. Pretty, talented, and rapidly maturing, she grew up fast, beginning a modeling career at age 11 by lying that she was really 16 years old. At age 13, she began to...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
King Jr., Dr. Martin Luther b. January 15, 1929 d. April 4, 1968 Social Reformer. Recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his work for racial equality in the U.S. President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), was the most prominent African American leader in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, he traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and he wrote five books as well as numerous...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Rosato, Tony b. December 25, 1954 d. January 10, 2017 Italian Canadian Comedian and Actor. He was best known for his regular performances on 'Second City TV' (SCTV) and 'Saturday Night Live', and for providing the voice for Luigi in the animated series 'The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3' and 'Super Mario World'. In 1979, he joined Second City’s Toronto cast and came to be recognized for his zany characters. Along with Martin Short and Robin Duke, he was only three performers to have been cast members of both 'Saturday Night Live' and 'SCTV'...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis du Mort) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Spellman, Frank b. August 17, 1922 d. January 12, 2017 Olympic Gold Medalist. He received a gold medal in the Men's Weightlifting competition during the 1948 Summer Games in London. Born Frank Isaac Spellman, into a Jewish family, he was abandoned by his family at the age of seven and was raised in an orphanage. After developing an interest in weightlifting, he strengthened his skills at a gym in Southwest, Philadelphia. He made a name for himself, with a third-place finish in the World Championships in 1947 and one year later (1947), he improved...[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!
Taylor, Elizabeth b. February 27, 1932 d. March 23, 2011 Actress. Considered by many to be one of the most glamorous stars to emerge during Hollywood's fabled "Golden Age", she was a two-time recipient of the Academy Award for "Butterfield 8" (1960) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966). Born to American parents in London, England, she studied ballet at the age of three and moved with her family to Los Angeles, California prior to the beginning of World War II. Already possessing radiant beauty by her pre-teen years, she caught the attention...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, inside main entrance, next to Last Supper window display entrance.