Buttner, Brenda b. May 22, 1961 d. February 20, 2017 Television Personality. She was known to television viewers as the host of Fox News "Bulls & Bears" every Saturday morning from 2002 to 2016. She graduated from Harvard University in 1983 with a bachelors' degree in social studies. She then spent two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford University, England where she graduated with high honors and a B.A. in politics and economics. After college, she went to Reno, Nevada where she began her television career at KCRL-TV...[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!
Colmes, Alan b. September 24, 1950 d. February 23, 2017 Television Personality. He was best known to television viewers as the "liberal side" of Fox News' "Hannity & Colmes" from 1996 to 2009. While working toward his bachelors' degree in communications at Hofstra University, he worked at the college's radio station. After graduating in 1971, he started his career as a stand up comedian. He later went to work at various radio stations across the Northeast United States. In 1996 he was hired by Fox News and started as the co-host, along...[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!
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 GPS coordinates: 35.0355186, -85.2881699 (hddd.dddd)
Knotts, Don (Jesse Donald) b. July 21, 1924 d. February 24, 2006 Actor, Comedian. Born Jesse Donald Knotts in Morgantown, West Virginia, he is best known for his roles as 'Deputy Barney Fife' in the 1960s television series the "Andy Griffith Show," and as landlord 'Ralph Furley' from the late 1970s television situation comedy series "Three's Company." He began his career as a ventriloquist and comedian in his local hometown of Morgantown. Following an unsuccessful career launch in New York, he returned home to attend West Virginia University. He entered the...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cause of death: Complications of lung cancer Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA GPS coordinates: 34.0588646, -118.4420700 (hddd.dddd)
Loving, Richard Perry b. October 29, 1933 d. June 29, 1975 Civil Rights Figure. On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving, a white man, married Mildred Jeter, a black woman. Their wedding took place in Washington, DC because their home state, Virginia, had a law prohibiting inter-racial marriages. They returned to Caroline County, VA and were arrested. In 1959 they pled guilty and were given a one year suspended sentence under the condition that they leave Virginia and not return for 25 years. In 1963 they challenged the law and in March of 1966, the Virginia...[Read More] (Bio by: Eamonn) Saint Stephens Baptist Church Cemetery, Central Point, Caroline County, Virginia, USA
Bass, Nicole b. August 10, 1964 d. February 17, 2017 American Bodybuilder, Professional Wrestler and Actress. Bass, who was 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, competed as a professional bodybuilder before joining Extreme Championship Wrestling. She made her wrestling debut during the first half of 1998, partnering with Justin Credible, Chastity and Jason. She participated in feuds with Tommy Dreamer, Mikey Whipwreck and Beulah McGillicutty. The following year, she joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), as Sable's bodyguard at WrestleMania XV. Shortly...[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!
Lewis, Ida Zorada b. February 25, 1842 d. October 24, 1911 American Folk Figure. One of the most famous people ever to serve in the US Coast Guard, (at this time the US Lighthouse Service). Born Idawalley Zorada Lewis, daughter of Hosea Lewis, keeper of Lime Rock Light. Became keeper after her father suffered a stroke. Officially credited with saving 18 lives during her 39 years as keeper, but the number may be as high as 26; the last at the age of 63. Featured on the cover of Harper's Weekly in 1869, President Grant travelled to Newport with the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kristen Conrad) Common Burying Ground, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
McGavin, Darren b. May 7, 1922 d. February 25, 2006 Actor. Character actor seen in movies and television. Probably best known for his role as Ralphie's father in the Holiday classic "A Christmas Story." He began his acting career in 1944 working in an off-Broadway play. He was first seen on film in an un-credited role in the 1945 film "A Song to Remember." He had several bit parts in many films throughout the 1940's. He appeared in live theater and film productions, including a starring role in the National touring company of "Death of a...[Read More] (Bio by: The Perplexed Historian) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section 7, Lot 203, Grave 14 GPS coordinates: 34.0896492, -118.3173981 (hddd.dddd)
Harrison, George b. February 25, 1943 d. November 29, 2001 Rock Musician. The youngest of four children born to Harold Hargreaves Harrison and Louise French in the port city of Liverpool, in northwest England. His siblings were Louise, Harry and Peter Harrison (who died in 2007 of cancer). Harrison met Paul McCartney on the school bus that George's father drove. Paul introduced George to John Lennon and via an audition on the top of a bus (some stories say there were a few auditions), John let George join his group, The Quarry Men (later renamed The...[Read More] (Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) Cause of death: Lung cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes Scattered in the Ganges River in India
Curtis, Ian b. July 15, 1956 d. May 18, 1980 Musician, He was best known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the band "Joy Division". Born in Stretford, England, he lived most of his life in Macclesfield and attended King's School there. He helped form Joy Division in Manchester in 1977. An epileptic, he was known for mimicking his seizures in dance form while performing. The resemblance was such that audience members were occasionally uncertain whether he was dancing or having a seizure. By 1978 it appeared that his epilepsy...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Macclesfield Cemetery, Macclesfield, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
Hatch, Richard b. May 21, 1945 d. February 7, 2017 American Actor, Writer and Producer. A prolific actor of television, he will best be remembered for his role as Captain Apollo in the original 'Battlestar Galactica' TV series. His career started in 1971 with a stint on the daytime soap-opera 'All My Children' as Philip Brent and would go on to appear in several more TV series such as 'Alias Smith and Jones', 'Room 222', 'Kung Fu', 'Medical Center', 'The Rookies' and 'Streets of San Francisco' before landing the starring role on 'Battlestar...[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!
Kennedy, Arthur (John) b. February 17, 1914 d. January 5, 1990 Actor. This reliable character actor, star of 80 films and stage, is usually remembered for his role as the bemused reporter in both Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Elmer Gantry (1960). Born in Worcester, MA, he started acting on the stage in 1934 and was "discovered" by Jimmy Cagney for his first film City of Conquest (1940). His stage work earned Broadway acclaim including several Arthur Miller plays: All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949) for which he won a Tony Award, The Crucible (...[Read More] Cause of death: Brain tumor Woodlawn Cemetery, Lequille, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Benet, Brenda b. August 14, 1945 d. April 7, 1982 Actress. She is best remembered for her role as the scheming villainess 'Lee Dumonde' on the daytime serial "Days of our Lives," which she played from 1979 until her death in 1982. A classic example of a modern-day Hollywood tragedy, her acting career spanned just over 16 years with a wide range of guest appearances on television. Born Brenda Ann Nelson in Hollywood, California, she briefly attended college at the University of California, Los Angeles. She became interested in an acting career...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Reynolds, Debbie (Mary Frances) b. April 1, 1932 d. December 28, 2016 Actress. Perky and multitalented, she experienced success on stage, in films and on television. She will perhaps be remembered for playing ‘Kathy Selden’ opposite Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor in the classic musical “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952). Born Mary Francis Reynolds, her father worked as a railroad carpenter for Southern Pacific, her mother washed laundry to provide additional income. She moved with her family to Southern California during her mid teens. After winning the ‘Miss Burbank’...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Courts of Remembrance section, Map #A71, Distinguished Memorial – Sarcophagus 84 (southeastern-most quadrangular courtyard area; along south wall, east-half; topped by Carrara marble statuary) GPS coordinates: 34.1491737, -118.3197174 (hddd.dddd)
Charismatic b. March 13, 1996 d. February 19, 2017 Champion Race Horse. The thoroughbred distinguished himself as the winner of both the 1999 Kentucky Derby and the 1990 Preakness Stakes winner. He was unsuccessful for his bid at the Belmont Stakes that year. The chestnut colt was the offspring of 1980 Preakness Stakes winner Summer Squall and Bali Babe. During the third leg of the "triple crown" in 1999, Charismatic finished third place. After it was revealed the horse had suffered two fractured bones during the race, he was retired and sent...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Old Friends Dream Chase Farm Cemetery, Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, USA
Moore, Mary Tyler b. December 29, 1936 d. January 25, 2017 American Actress, Television Icon. She was a vivacious actress best known for her roles on both the 1960s sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and the 1970s sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". Originally a dancer, she got her start in television as a dancing elf "Happy Hotpoint" in Hotpoint Appliance commercials during the popular show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" in 1952. She would go to perform in various television shows such as "Richard Diamond, Private Detective", "Bourbon Street Beat"...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Hurt, John b. January 22, 1940 d. January 27, 2017 British Actor. He was a two-time Academy Award-nominated actor of stage and screen whose career spanned six decades. He studied art in his youth and went on to earn an art teacher's diploma. He decided to change careers and moved to London, where he won an acting scholarship at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, studying there for two years while landing parts on television shows. In 1962, he made both his stage debut in 'Infanticide in the House of Fred Ginger', as well as his film debut in '...[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!
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)
Williams, Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) b. March 26, 1911 d. February 25, 1983 American Playwright, Novelist, Poet, and Short Story Writer. He is best known for his plays "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" which each earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948 and 1955 respectively. He was born Thomas Lanier Williams in Columbus, Mississippi, whose father was an alcoholic-prone traveling shoe salesman and his mother had bouts of mental illness. While very young, he became ill nearly died from either diphtheria or rheumatic fever, which left him...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA Plot: Section 15A