Show Business
Age 48
November 30, 1924 - November 20, 1973
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Allan Sherman was an American musician, satirist, actor and television producer who became known as a song parodist in the early 1960s. In the fall of 1962, if an album sold 10,000 copies, Warner Bros. Records considered it a succ...
Music
Age 22
January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
In her heyday, it seemed like the Grammy-nominated singer was destined for a long career, having made the leap from music to modeling and acting. But sadly that career ended suddenly when she died in a tragically, yet totally prev...
Crime and their Victims
Age 86
April 28, 1906 - May 22, 1992
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Tony Accardo was the longest-serving boss of the Chicago Outfit. He worked for Al Capone, then ran the crime group for many decades before his death in 1992. Although he is suspected in participating in over 20 murders, he only sp...
Music
Age 25
June 9, 1929 - December 25, 1954
New Park Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
A popular R&B singer with a string of eight hits in a row including "Cross My Heart" and "Please Forgive Me", he blew his brains out on Christmas Day between sets after telling everyone ‘It’s okay! Gun’s not loaded… see?...
Business and Finance
Age 90
January 3, 1923 - October 21, 2013
Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Adams was chairman and CEO of Adams Resources & Energy Inc. and made his fortune in the petroleum business. He was also an owner of multiple professional sports teams including the Houston Oilers.
Show Business
Age 82
April 13, 1923 - September 25, 2005
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Hollywood actor and director whose standup comedy led to his role as secret agent Maxwell Smart in the television series Get Smart. Adams won three Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Agent 86, Maxwell Smart, a character created by ...
Show Business
Age 56
March 3, 1903 - September 13, 1959
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Adrian was a costume designer whose most famous costumes were for The Wizard of Oz and 250 films often with the screen credit: "Gowns by Adrian"
Show Business
Age 81
January 31, 1921 - April 7, 2002
Riverside National Cemetery / Riverside / California / USA / North America
John Agar was an American film and television actor best known for starring alongside John Wayne in the films Sands of Iwo Jima, Fort Apache, and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. Insecure in his acting ability (with just cause, critics w...
Crime and their Victims
Age 58
June 17, 1915 - November 10, 1973
Forest Lawn Memorial Garden / Goodlettsville / Tennessee / USA / North America
David "Stringbean" Akeman was an American singer-songwriter, musician, comedian, actor and semiprofessional baseball player best known for his role as a featured original cast member on the hit television show Hee Haw and as a mem...
Music
Age 70
October 12, 1941 - October 11, 2012
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Frank Alamo was a French singer who achieved his greatest success in the 1960s. With his boy-next-door image and plaintive voice, the yéyé singer Frank Alamo was an engaging "idole des jeunes" – teenage idol – and a const...
Show Business
Age 99
April 22, 1906 - May 26, 2005
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
American actor best known for his role on the 1960s television comedy series "Green Acres" as Oliver Wendell Douglas. Eddie Albert was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Roman Ho...
Show Business
Age 69
July 26, 1895 - December 31, 1969
Forest Lawn Memorial Park / Glendale / California / USA / North America
Gracie Allen was an accomplished comedian and actress. She was best known for her contribution to weekly radio program ‘Burns and Allen’, which she aired along with her husband, comedian George Burns. Allen was the most love...
Disasters
Age 33
October 1, 1969 - February 20, 2003
Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery / Pawtucket / Rhode Island / USA / North America
On February 20, 2003 music fan Louis Alves attended a concert at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island. After opening bands Trip and Fathead finished their sets, the glam band Great White took the stage just after 11...
Writers and Poets
Age 85
October 3, 1897 - December 24, 1982
Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon / Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines / France / Europe
Louis Aragon was a French poet who was one of the leading voices of the surrealist movement in France. He co-founded with André Breton and Philippe Soupault the surrealist review Littérature. He was also a novelist and editor, a...
Show Business
Age 46
March 24, 1987 - June 29, 1933
Cremated / North America
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was one of the most popular silent stars of the 1910s and one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. As a silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter, Arbuckle mentored legendary Charlie Chapl...
Show Business
Age 82
April 30, 1908 - November 12, 1990
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / United States / North America
For nearly six decades Eve Arden was a Hollywood legend and star of film, radio, stage, and television. She performed in leading and supporting roles in such classics as Mildred Pierce, Anatomy of a Murder, Having Wonderful Time, ...
Show Business
Age 50
May 9, 1943 - November 20, 1993
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
Emile Ardolino was an American film director, choreographer, and producer, best known for his films Dirty Dancing (1987) and Sister Act (1992).
Music
Age 81
February 15, 1905 - April 23, 1986
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Harold Arlen was an American composer writing over 500 songs, several known worldwide. Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. Some of his best known work includes "Over the Rainbow", "Stormy Weather...
Business and Finance
Age 64
March 7, 1837 - September 8, 1901
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
At the young age of 18 Herman Armour left home and made his way to Milwaukee where he opened a butcher shop, eventually becoming Armour, Plankington & Co. With loads of ambition he left the business in charge of his partner, John ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 23
April 29, 1915 - January 6, 1939
Greenwood Cemetery / Cañon City / Colorado / USA / North America
In August of 1936 Joe Arridy was arrested for vagrancy and shortly after confessed to the rape and brutal murder of Dorothy Drain, a 15-year-old girl in Pueblo, Colorado. Only problem was that Joe Arridy had an I.Q. of 46 and the ...
Sports
Age 49
July 10, 1943 - February 6, 1993
Woodland Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / USA / North America
Arthur Ashe was an American professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles in singles and two in doubles and was the first Black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team, and the only Black man ever to win t...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 80
October 30, 1892 - December 24, 1972
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
Charles Atlas was an Italian-born American bodybuilder best remembered as the developer of a bodybuilding method and its associated exercise program which spawned a landmark advertising campaign featuring his name and likeness; it...
Music
Age 85
June 7, 1845 - July 15, 1930
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Leopold Auer was a renown Hungarian violinist, academic, conductor and composer, best known as an outstanding violin teacher. Many notable virtuoso violinists including Jascha Heifetz, Mischa Elman, and Efrem Zimbalist were among ...
Music
Age 53
August 13, 1939 - June 10, 1993
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Arleen Auger was an American soprano opera singer known for her melodic voice and interpretations of works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Monteverdi, Mozart, and Schubert. Auger won a Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Performance in 1994 f...
Writers and Poets
Age 41
December 16, 1775 - July 18, 1817
Westminster Abbey / Westminster, London / United Kingdom / Europe
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which include Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). With the first four novels which interpret...
Music
Age 91
September 29, 1907 - October 2, 1998
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Gene Autry, nicknamed the Singing Cowboy, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, rodeo performer, and baseball owner who gained fame largely by singing in a crooning style on radio, in films, and on television for mo...
Music
Age 34
July 13, 1936 - November 25, 1970
Highland Park Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
Ayler was an American avant-garde jazz saxophonist, singer and composer and the older brother of jazz trumpeter Donald Ayler. Ayler began recording music during the free-form jazz era of the 1960s and evoked incredibly strong and...
Show Business
Age 88
December 28, 1908 - December 30, 1996
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Lew Ayres was an American actor best known for as role as German soldier Paul Bäumer in the film All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and for playing Dr. Kildare in nine movies. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Act...
Music
Age 94
May 22, 1924 - October 1, 2018
Cimetière de Montfort-l'Amaury / Cimetière de Montfort-l'Amaury / France / Europe
Charles Aznavour was a French singer of Armenian ancestry, as well as a songwriter, lyricist, actor and diplomat. Aznavour was known for his distinctive vibrato tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly an...
Writers and Poets
Age 63
August 2, 1924 - December 1, 1987
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
James Baldwin was an American author, playwright, poet and activist. His work explored the intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in the Western society of the United States during the mid twentieth-century. He used...
Crime and their Victims
Age 25
March 24, 1909 - May 23, 1934
Western Heights Cemetery / Dallas / Texas / USA / North America
Clyde Barrow was part of the infamous criminal couple 'Bonnie and Clyde'. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were known for their bank robberies that captured the attention of the American press and public during the "public enemy era...
Music
Age 64
March 25, 1881 - September 26, 1945
Farkasréti Cemetery / Budapest / New York / Hungary / Europe
Béla Bartók was a Hungarian composer, pianist, and one founders of comparative musicology (ethnomusicologist). He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century, and he and Franz Liszt are regarded as Hung...
Music
Age 61
December 1, 1947 - March 14, 2009
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Alain Bashung was a French singer, songwriter and actor credited with reviving the French chanson in "a time of French musical turmoil" and was one of the most influential and admired French singer/songwriters of the last 40 years...
Crime and their Victims
Age 64
November 5, 1908 - September 7, 1973
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Sam "Teets" Battaglia joined the Torrio-Capone gang at the age of 16, right at the beginning of the Beer Wars of the 1920s. As a high-level member of the Chicago Outfit criminal organization, Sam Battaglia quickly rose in the rank...
Writers and Poets
Age 75
March 14, 1887 - October 5, 1962
Princeton Cemetery / Princeton / New Jersey / USA / North America
In the 1920s and 1930s, Sylvia Beach owned and ran Shakespeare and Company, a Paris bookshop. The shop became the community center for "lost generation" intellectuals from Britain and America, including James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Er...
Music
Age 74
October 24, 1927 - December 18, 2001
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Gilbert Bécaud was a French singer, composer, pianist and actor known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances. His best-known hits are "Nathalie" and "Et maintenant", a 1961 release that became an English langu...
Writers and Poets
Age 83
April 13, 1906 - December 22, 1989
Cimetière du Montparnasse / Paris / France / Europe
Samuel Beckett was an enigmatic and reclusive Irish playwright, poet and novelist who won a Nobel Prize for literature and who was best known for his 1952 drama, "Waiting for Godot". Beckett was considered one of the primary expon...
Crime and their Victims
Age 15
June 25, 1959 - December 16, 1974
Swampscott Cemetery / Swampscott / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Henry was a young teenager who was found in the woods overlooking his hometown of Swampscott, Massachusetts. He was beaten to death with a baseball bat and his murder has gone unsolved for over 40 years.
Music
Age 56
December 17, 1770 - March 26, 1827
Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof / Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234 / Vienna / Austria / Europe
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist who remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music. His works rank among the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transitio...
Music
Age 28
March 10, 1903 - August 6, 1931
Oakdale Memorial Gardens / Davenport / Iowa / USA / North America
Bix Beiderbecke was an American jazz cornetist, pianist and composer who was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s. As a cornet player noted for an inventive lyrical approach and purity of tone and with such clari...
Business and Finance
Age 80
January 17, 1853 - January 26, 1933
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was a prominent multi-millionaire American socialite and a major figure in the American women's suffrage movement. She was noted for her energy, intelligence, strong opinions, and willingness to challenge c...
Business and Finance
Age 49
November 12, 1858 - June 10, 1908
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Oliver Belmont was an American socialite and United States Representative from New York. Belmont was a member of the banking firm of August Belmont and Co., New York City. He became publisher of the Verdict, a weekly paper. Oliver...
Show Business
Age 33
January 24, 1949 - March 5, 1982
Abel Hill Cemetery / Chilmark / Massachusetts / United States / North America
John Belushi was an was an actor, comedian and blues singer who initially found fame as and one of the seven original cast members of the comedy show Saturday Night Live. He later went on to star in the hit movies National Lampoon...
Music
Age 27
December 15, 1932 - February 6, 1960
Evergreen Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
As author of the best known do-wop hit “Earth Angel” and “Good Night My Love,” Jesse Belvin was one of the premier voices of the West Coast black vocal music before his life (and that of his driver and wife) was cut short ...
Sports
Age 31
1904 - 01/16/1935
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
Eddie Bennett was an American batboy and mascot for several teams, most notably the New York Yankees during the 1920s and 1930s. At the time of his death, Bennett was considered to be the "most famous mascot in the world". Bennet ...
Show Business
Age 80
February 14, 1894 - December 26, 1974
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Comedian Jack Benny was one of the top stars of radio, television, and stage in a career which spanned over 50 years. A master of comic timing, Benny changed the nature of the weekly comedy show on radio and his likeable skinflint...
World Leaders
Age 85
February 11, 1921 - May 23, 2006
Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Lloyd Bentson was a four-term United States Senator (1971–1993) from Texas, the Democratic Party nominee for vice president in 1988 on the Michael Dukakis ticket and served as the 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury und...
Music
Age 44
November 28, 1947 - August 2, 1992
Cimetière de Montmartre / Paris / France / Europe
Michel Berger was a popular French singer and songwriter and a leading figure of France's pop music scene for two decades as a singer. As a songwriter he was active for such artists as his wife France Gall, Françoise Hardy and J...
Music
Age 33
November 2, 1908 - June 2, 1942
Annunciation Cemetery / Fox Lake / Wisconson / USA / North America
Bunny Berigan was an American jazz trumpeter and bandleader who rose to fame during the swing era of the 1930s and early 40s. Although he composed some jazz instrumentals such as "Chicken and Waffles" and "Blues", Berigan was bes...
Show Business
Age 80
November 29, 1895 - March 14, 1976
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Busby Berkeley was an American film director and musical choreographer best known for his elaborate musical production numbers that often involved complex geometric patterns and showgirls - lots and lots of showgirls. Flamboyant, ...
Show Business
Age 93
July 12, 1908 - March 27, 2002
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Comedian Milton Berle, one of the pioneering legends of television known to a generation of devoted fans as "Uncle Miltie," Berle's career began when he was 5 years old and spanned more than 80 years in stage, film, radio, and tel...
Show Business
Age 78
October 23, 1844 - March 26, 1923
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Sarah Bernhardt was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas; Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo, Fédora and La ...
Business and Finance
Age 53
1861 - August 7, 1914
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Once described as “just a housewife,” Daeida Hartle Wilcox Beveridge renamed a former fig farm and secured her place history as the founder, developer and woman who named Hollywood. With first husband H.H. Wilcox, she led deve...
Music
Age 57
December 11, 1926 - July 25, 1985
Inglewood Park Cemetery / Inglewood / California / USA / North America
Janis Joplin called her one of her inspirations and Living Blues magazine described her as "two hundred pounds of boogaloo." Of course, fans and musicians alike just called her Big Mama Thornton. A rhythm-and-blues singer and song...
Music
Age 47
May 1, 1924 - January 23, 1972
Evergreen Memorial Park / Bedford Heights / Ohio / USA / North America
Her impressive stature matching the sheer soulful power of her massive vocal talent, Big Maybelle was one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s. Her deep, gravelly voice was as singular as her recorded output for Okeh and S...
Music
Age 70
March 29, 1906 - March 10, 1977
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
From the late 1930's on, Mr. Biggs was a dominant figure in the U.S. in arousing interest in serious organ music and in changing the style of its performance. Through his concert tours, weekly recitals over Columbia Broadcasting S...
Business and Finance
Age 70
March 10, 1896 - October 4, 1966
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Sherman Billingsley was an American nightclub owner and former bootlegger who was the founder and owner of New York's Stork Club in Manhattan, New York City. For more than 36 years Billingsley played host, entertained and (in some...
Crime and their Victims
Age 50
June 14, 1867 - July 27, 1917
Oakdale Cemetery / Wilmington / North Carolina / USA / North America
Mary Lily Kenan Flagler Bingham was an American philanthropist and heiress who became notorious when she married one of the richest men of the Gilded Age - Henry Flagler - a founder of Standard Oil with John Rockefeller. Growing u...
Crime and their Victims
Age 68
February 21, 1907 - March 29, 1975
Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery / Bedford Heights / Ohio / USA / North America
Shondor Birns was a notorious criminal in Cleveland, Ohio who was involved in loan sharking, rackets, prostitution, theft, assault, and murder from the days of Prohibition until his violent, explosive death. Birns operated the Ten...
Show Business
Age 89
February 3, 1918 - October 17, 2007
Cremated / North America
Honest to God if Frank Sinatra didn't like Joey Bishop, Joey Bishop would be relegated to the mediocre talent trash heap that is Hollywood. The star of his own late night talk show that ran for a couple of years, host of the the E...
Show Business
Age 74
July 1, 1939 - August 8, 2013
Eternal Hills Memorial Park / Oceanside / California / USA / North America
Karen Black was an American actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter. She rose to prominence for her work in various studio and independent films in the 1970s, frequently portraying eccentric and offbeat characters, and estab...
Show Business
Age 86
August 29, 1922 - October 19, 2008
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Mr. Blackwell, whose first name was Richard, was a little-known dress designer when he issued his first tongue-in-cheek criticism of Hollywood fashion disasters for 1960 – long before Joan Rivers and others turned such ridicule ...
Music
Age 59
February 21, 1903 - October 7, 1962
New Crown Cemetery / Indianapolis / Indiana / USA / North America
Scrapper Blackwell, together with Leroy Carr are arguably the two most underrated blues musicians of the 1920s and 1930s. What is undeniable is the two together created some of the most recorded blues classics including How Long, ...
Show Business
Age 81
May 30, 1908 - July 10, 1989
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Known as "The Man of Thousand Voices" Mel Blanc developed and performed nearly 400 distinct character voices including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd with precision and a uniquely expressive vocal range.
Business and Finance
Age 64
August 25, 1864 - September 21, 1928
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Blanchard was influential in the art and music world of his adopted city of Los Angeles he founded the Brahms Quartet, served as President of the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, and formed the Community Park and Arts Association o...
Music
Age 36
September 24, 1893 - December 19, 1929
Blind Lemon Jefferson Memorial Cemetery (the former Wortham Black Cemetery) / Wortham / Texas / USA / North America
Neglected and ignored until recently by his own home state, Blind Lemon Jefferson is nonetheless revered internationally as a seminal figure in the history of the blues with 89 classic blues songs recorded in just 4 years time.
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 72
February 28, 1824 - February 22, 1897
Kensal Green Cemetery / North Kensington / London / United Kingdom / Europe
Charles Blondin was a French tightrope walker and acrobat. During the winter of 1858, a 34-year-old French acrobat traveled to Niagara Falls hoping to become the first person to cross the “boiling cataract.” Noting the masses ...
Music
Age 37
July 28, 1943 - February 15, 1981
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Michael Bloomfield was an American guitarist and composer who became one of the first popular music superstars of the 1960s to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess, as he rarely sang before 1969. Respect...
Show Business
Age 49
June 23, 1925 - June 6, 1975
Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Larry Blyden was a Tony Award winning actor, director and producer known for his work in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Harold as well as guest spots on Twilight Zone and The Fugitive
Historical Figure
Age 91
February 11, 1926 - January 20, 2018
Cimetière de Collonges-au-Mont-d-Or / Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or / France / Europe
Paul Bocuse was a French chef based in Lyon who was known for the high quality of his restaurants and his innovative approaches to cuisine. A student of Eugénie Brazier, he was one of the most prominent chefs associated with the ...
Music
Age 29
September 30, 1947 - September 16, 1977
Golders Green Crematorium / London / United Kingdom / Europe
As the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for T Rex, Marc Bolan captivated generations with his strutting music and hyper-sexual charisma. Sporting makeup, glitter, a top hat with flowing locks of gorgeous hair, Bolan was on th...
Science
Age 62
February 20, 1844 - September 5, 1906
Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof / Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234 / Vienna / Austria / Europe
Ludwig Boltzmann was one of the greatest theoretical physicists of all time. His fame is due to his pioneering research work on thermodynamics and statistical mechanics (his basic equation of kinetic gas theory and the second prin...
World Leaders
Age 51
August 15, 1769 - May 5, 1821
Les Invalides / Paris / 7th arrondissement / France / Europe
Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military general, the first emperor of France and one of the world's greatest military leaders. Napoleon revolutionized military organization and training, sponsored the Napoleonic Code, reorganized...
Music
Age 32
May 31, 1948 - September 25, 1980
St. Michael and All Angels Church Rushock / Droitwich / United Kingdom / Europe
John Bonham was and remains the greatest, most influential Rock Drummer of all-time and best known as the drummer for Led Zeppelin. Describing the style of John Bonham's drumming instantly conjurs up visions of the thunderous powe...
Music
Age 62
February 16, 1935 - January 5, 1998
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Singer, songwriter, actor and entertainer Sonny Bono began his career struggling to write songs while working as a waiter, a construction worker, a truck driver and a butcher's helper. In his 20's he immersed himself in the music ...
Music
Age 43
December 17, 1939 - November 8, 1983
Providence Memorial Park / Metairie / Louisiana / USA / North America
Booker was a New Orleans rhythm and blues keyboardist whose unique style combined rhythm and blues with jazz standards. Musician Dr. John described Booker as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever ...
Music
Age 27
April 1, 1958 - December 22, 1985
Green Hills Memorial Park / Rancho Palos Verdes / California / USA / North America
D. Boon was a pioneer of the punk scene in the early 1980s in Los Angeles, California. As singer, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist for the punk rock trio the Minutemen, D. Boon mixed funk, punk, metal, country and a healthy dose...
Historical Figure
Age 85
November 2, 1734 - September 26, 1820
Frankfort Cemetery / Frankfort / Kentucky / USA / North America
Daniel Boone, a bonafide legend during his own lifetime, was an American pioneer and frontiersman whose exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone became famous for his exploration and settlement of...
Show Business
Age 59
November 13, 1833 - June 7, 1893
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Considered the most accomplished Shakespearean actor of his time, Edwin Booth even eclipsed his father’s fame. Born in 1833 Edwin made his professional stage debut at the age of 15 and stepped into the title role of Richard III ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 26
May 10, 1838 - April 26, 1865
Green Mount Cemetery / Baltimore / Maryland / USA / North America
John Wilkes Booth was an American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865.
Crime and their Victims
Age 66
July 19, 1860 - June 1, 1927
Oak Grove Cemetery / Fall River / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Lizzie Borden is infamous for being the prime suspect in the double murder of their father and step-mother. She was tried and acquitted and no one else was charged in the murders. The murders and trial received widespread publicit...
Music
Age 91
January 3, 1909 - December 23, 2000
Putnam Cemetery / Greenwich / Connecticut / USA / North America
Victor Borge was a Danish-American comedian, conductor, and pianist who achieved great popularity in radio and television in both North America and Europe. His blend of music and comedy earned him the nickname "The Clown Prince of...
Music
Age 68
December 3, 1907 - October 11, 1976
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Connee Boswell was an American jazz female vocalists, and first starting performing with her sisters as the trio The Boswell Sisters in the 1920s and 1930s. They became a highly influential singing group due to their recordings an...
Business and Finance
Age
May 27, 1867 - February 19, 1934
Cedar Grove Cemetery / New Bern / North Carolina / USA / North America
Caleb Bradham was an American pharmacist who is best known as the inventor of soft drink Pepsi. Around 1890, he dropped out of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, owing to his father's business going bankrupt. After ret...
Business and Finance
Age 74
November 8, 1836 - May 30, 1911
Springfield Cemetery / Springfield / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Milton Bradley was an American business magnate, game pioneer and publisher, credited by many with launching the board game industry. Bradley spent much of his life promoting the Friedrich Froebel kindergarten movement both person...
Music
Age 63
May 7, 1833 - April 3, 1897
Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof / Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234 / Vienna / Austria / Europe
Johannes Brahms was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the mid-Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, he spent much of his professional life in Vienna. Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber en...
Historical Figure
Age 43
January 4, 1809 - January 6, 1852
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as "braille".
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 68
August 18, 1861 - August 20, 1929
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Charlotte Bridgwood patented the first electrically powered windshield wiper in 1917, improving previous manually-operated wipers such as the one patented by Mary Anderson in 1905. However, her wiper used rollers rather than blade...
Show Business
Age 82
July 10, 1920 - June 11, 2003
Oakdale Cemetery / Wilmington / North Carolina / USA / North America
David Brinkley was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting over 50 years. After a medical discharge from the Army, Brinkley worked for United Press International in several of its Southern bureaus. In 1943, he m...
Music
Age 50
August 30, 1963 - March 23, 2014
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
Dave Brockie was a Canadian-American musician, songwriter, performer and mastermind / lead singer of the heavy metal band GWAR, in which he performed as Oderus Urungus. If you've never seen or heard GWAR, then imagine if KISS had ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 44
November 22, 1944 - November 5, 1989
Greenwood Memorial Park / San Diego / California / USA / North America
In 1965 Betty met her future husband, Dan Broderick at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. After bearing him four children, working a variety of jobs and keeping the household running, Dan was able to graduate with both a law d...
Music
Age 55
June 26, 1903 - August 15, 1958
Lincoln Cemetery / Blue Island / Illinois / USA / North America
Big Bill Broonzy was an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist and was one of the few country blues musicians of the '20s and '30s to find success when the music evolved into an electric, urbanized form. From his initial ...
Historical Figure
Age 40
June 25, 1903 - March 22, 1944
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Pierre Brossolette was a French journalist, a leading left-wing politician, and a major hero of the French Resistance.
Music
Age 25
October 30, 1930 - June 26, 1956
Mt. Zion Cemetery / Wilmington / Delaware / USA / North America
Clifford Brown was only 25 when he died in a car accident in 1956, yet the rich body of work he left behind sealed his reputation as one of the greatest trumpet players who ever lived. Quincy Jones even described Brown as one of t...
Music
Age 88
March 14, 1912 - January 4, 2001
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Les Brown was an American musician, big band leader and composer best known for his nearly seven decades of work with the big band Les Brown and His Band of Renown (1938-2001). The Band of Renown began in the late 1930s, initially...
Show Business
Age 65
July 11, 1920 - October 10, 1985
Abbaye Royale Saint-Michel de Bois-Aubry Luzé / Luzé / France / Europe
Exotic leading man of American films, famed as much for his completely bald head as for his performances, Yul Brynner masked much of his early life in mystery. He traveled to the U.S. in 1941 to study with acting teacher Michael C...
Crime and their Victims
Age 89
September 3, 1929 - October 30, 2018
St. Joseph Cemetery / West Roxbury / Massachusetts / USA / North America
James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger Jr. was an American organized crime boss and FBI informant who led the Winter Hill Gang in the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts, a city directly northwest of Boston. On December 23...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 62
May 11, 1811 - January 17, 1874
White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery / White Plains / North Carolina / USA / North America
Chang Bunker and Eng Bunker were Siamese-American conjoined twin brothers whose fame led to the term "Siamese twins" to become synonymous for conjoined twins in general. They were first pair of conjoined twins whose condition was ...
Music
Age 74
February 4, 1929 - September 27, 2003
Hinds Chapel Cemetery / Nesbit / Mississippi / USA / North America
The Burnette brothers with lead guitarist Paul Burlison, are best remembered for their seminal rockabilly recordings for Coral in the mid-1950s. Paul, Dorsey and Johnny Burnette founded the pioneering, but largely overlooked rocka...
Music
Age 46
December 28, 1932 - August 19, 1979
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) / Glendale / California / USA / North America
The Burnette brothers, Dorsey and Johnny, are best remembered for their seminal rockabilly recordings for Coral in the mid-1950s. With lead guitarist Paul Burlison and brother Dorsey, Johnny Burnette founded the pioneering, but la...
Music
Age 30
March 25, 1934 - August 14, 1964
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) / Glendale / California / USA / North America
The Burnette brothers, Dorsey and Johnny, are best remembered for their seminal rockabilly recordings for Coral in the mid-1950s. With lead guitarist Paul Burlison and brother Dorsey, Johnny Burnette founded the pioneering, but la...
Show Business
Age 100
January 20, 1896 - March 9, 1996
Forest Lawn Memorial Park / Glendale / California / USA / North America
George Burns was a beloved American comedian, actor, singer, and writer and one of a few who made the successful transition from vaudeville to radio to television and films. Immensely successful with his wife and partner Gracie Al...
Music
Age 78
November 23, 1926 - September 1, 2005
Free Springs C.M.E. Church / Como / Mississippi / USA / North America
R. L. Burnside was a Delta blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He played music for much of his life but received little recognition before the early 1990s. During his resurgence in popularity he won 4 W.C. Handy Blues Awards a...
Historical Figure
Age 41
January 4, 1716 - September 24, 1757
Princeton Cemetery / Princeton / New Jersey / USA / North America
Aaron Burr Sr. was a notable Presbyterian minister and college educator in colonial America. He was a founder of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and the father of Aaron Burr (1756–1836), the third vice presi...
Historical Figure
Age 80
February 6, 1756 - September 14, 1836
Princeton Cemetery / Princeton / New Jersey / USA / North America
Aaron Burr, Jr. was an important political figure in the early history of the United States of America. After serving as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, Burr became a successful lawyer and politician. He was e...
Music
Age 81
August 17, 1927 - June 3, 2009
Greenwood Cemetery / New Orleans / Louisiana / USA / North America
Sam Butera was a tenor saxophonist best noted for his collaborations with Louis Prima and Keely Smith. Butera is frequently regarded as a crossover artist who performed with equal ease in both R&B and the post-big band pop style o...
Show Business
Age 80
May 4, 1893 - July 28, 1973
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Roy Butler was an American supporting actor known for mostly B-Western movies such Return of the Lash, Sky Liner (1949), Deputy Marshal (1949) and House of Errors (1942).
Show Business
Age 52
December 5, 1933 - March 6, 1986
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Adolph Caesar was an American actor, theatre director, dancer, and choreographer. He was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his supporting role in the film A Soldier's Story (1984). He also starred in the films The Col...
Music
Age 79
June 18, 1913 - January 15, 1993
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Sammy Cahn, the prolific lyricist whose Oscar-winning songs included Call Me Irresponsible, Three Coins in the Fountain and hundreds of films, pop hits and Broadway songs. Frank Sinatra immortalized many of Mr. Cahn's tunes, inclu...
Artists
Age 45
August 19, 1848 - February 21, 1894
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Gustave Caillebotte was a French painter who was a member and patron of the Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others in the group. He was noted for his early interest in photography as an ar...
Music
Age 30
November 9, 1949 - April 28, 1980
Greenlawn Cemetery / Spartanburg / South Carolina / USA / North America
Tommy Caldwell was a founding member and the bassist for The Marshall Tucker Band between 1973 and 1980. Caldwell composed several of their songs and played bass, percussion, guitar, as well as contributing backup vocals, though h...
Music
Age 45
November 13, 1947 - February 25, 1993
Greenlawn Cemetery / Spartanburg / South Carolina / USA / North America
Toy Caldwell was a musician, songwriter and occasional vocalist of the 1970s Southern Rock group The Marshall Tucker Band. A founding member of the band, Caldwell remained with the group until 1983. During their glory years, The M...
Music
Age 86
December 25, 1907 - November 18, 1994
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Cab Calloway was an American jazz singer, dancer, bandleader and actor. He was a regular performer at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York. He was a popular vocalist of the swing era, and mixed jazz and vaudeville. Calloway was a m...
Sports
Age 81
November 2, 1916 - June 21, 1998
Loma Linda Memorial Park / Fullerton / California / USA / North America
Al Campanis was a baseball player, farm team scout and finally an executive in Major League Baseball (MLB). He’d been a Montreal Royal shortstop in 1946 playing alongside Jackie Robinson at second base, barnstormed off-season w...
Crime and their Victims
Age 29
May 3, 1983 - April 15, 2013
Oak Grove Cemetery / Medford / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old Medford, Massachusetts native, was one of three people killed in the April 15, 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. She was a graduate of Medford High School and attended the University...
Writers and Poets
Age 46
November 7, 1913 - January 4, 1960
Cimetière de Lourmarin / Lourmarin / France / Europe
Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, dramatist, journalist, and political activist. He was the recipient of the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44, the second-youngest recipient in history. Some of his best ...
Show Business
Age 43
October 31, 1950 - March 4, 1994
Holy Cross Cemetery / Culver City / California / USA / North America
John Candy was one of the most fantastic comedic actors of his generation and perhaps Canada's greatest export to the U.S. His well-known roles as the big-hearted Buck Russell in Uncle Buck and his role as Del Griffith - shower cu...
Music
Age 96
September 12, 1883 - October 15, 1979
Greenview Cemetery / Nesbit / Mississippi / USA / North America
Gus Cannon was an obscure but influential blues musician who helped to popularize jug bands (such as his own Cannon's Jug Stompers) in the 1920s and 1930s.
Crime and their Victims
Age 48
January 17, 1899 - January 25, 1947
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Al "Scarface" Capone was a notorious mobster who was head of the powerful Chicago Outfit during the 1920s and 30s. Making a vast fortune from alcohol bootlegging, prostitution, and illegal gambling he was responsible for over 30 ...
Writers and Poets
Age 59
November 30, 1924 - August 25, 1984
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Truman was a unique, one-of-a-kind American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Some of Truman Capote's best known works include 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (1958) and 'In Cold Blood' (1966). Often view...
Music
Age 32
March 2, 1950 - February 4, 1983
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park / Westlake Village / California / USA / North America
Karen Carpenter was an American singer and drummer, who formed half of the sibling duo the Carpenters alongside her older brother Richard. With a distinctive three-octave contralto range, she was praised by her peers for her vocal...
Music
Age 41
July 12, 1950 - November 24, 1991
Cedar Hill Cemetery / Newburgh / New York / USA / North America
Despite being a replacement of an original member, Eric Carr was immediately accepted by die hard KISS fans based on his personality and superior percussion skills as compared to his predecessor. Carr's last recording with Kiss wa...
Music
Age 30
March 27, 1905 - April 29, 1935
Floral Park Cemetery / Indianapolis / Indiana / USA / North America
Leroy Carr, together with Scrapper Blackwell are arguably the two most underrated blues musicians of the 1920s and 1930s. What is undeniable is the two together created some of the most recorded blues classics including How Long, ...
Business and Finance
Age 83
November 26, 1876 - October 7, 1950
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Buffalo / New York / USA / North America
As the father of modern refrigeration and air conditioning, Willis Carrier was the founder and chief executive officer of the giant Carrier Corporation and received more than 80 patents over 50 years in the field of air conditioni...
Business and Finance
Age 84
July 14, 1906 - October 21, 1990
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Tom Carvel was the creator of soft serve ice cream and one of the founding fathers of the franchise system in America. When his ice cream truck suffered a flat tire in New York in 1934, he sold his melting ice cream from a parkin...
Show Business
Age 59
December 9, 1929 - February 3, 1989
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Primarily known as an actor early in his career, John Cassavetes would later be regarded by some as one of the most daring and influential filmmakers of the 20th Century and contributed as an artist who shaped the current definiti...
Music
Age 33
February 2, 1963 - November 2, 1996
Cremated / North America
Eva Cassidy was a powerful, soulful singer and guitarist known for her interpretations of jazz, folk, and blues music whose meteoric rise to fame happened only after her passing from melanoma cancer at the young age of 33.
Other Entertainers
Age 75
04/17/1893 - 01/25/1969
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Irene Castle and her husband Vernon Castle were the best known ballroom dancers of the early 20th Century. Beginning about 1914 they operated several clubs and studios in the New York City area, toured the country dancing, and wer...
Other Entertainers
Age 30
05/02/1887 - 02/15/1918
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Vernon Castle and his wife Irene Castle were the best known ballroom dancers of the early 20th Century. Beginning about 1914 they operated several clubs and studios in the New York City area, toured the country dancing, and were a...
Show Business
Age 42
August 12, 1935 - March 13, 1978
Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum / Malden / Massachusetts / USA / North America
John Cazale was an incredible actor who, in the course of 6 short years starred in 5 of the most iconic movies ever made - all of which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: The Godfather, The Conversation, The Go...
Historical Figure
Age 59
May 9, 1873 - March 6, 1933
Bohemian National Cemetery / Chicago / Illinois / USA / North America
Anton Cermak was the 44th mayor of Chicago who was shot while shaking hands with President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami, Florida after a day of fishing on February 15, 1933. Cermak was shot in the lung and wounded during G...
Show Business
Age 88
04/16/1889 - 12/25/1977
Cimetière de Corsier-sur-Vevey / Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud / Switzerland / Europe
Charlie Chaplin was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He became a worldwide icon through his character, The Tramp, and is considered one of the most important figures in th...
Sports
Age 47
November 25, 1963 - June 27, 2011
Oakwood Cemetery / Raleigh / North Carolina / USA / North America
Charles Lorenzo (Zo to his friends and teammates) was a Brooklyn, New York native and was born to Panamanian immigrants. He played basketball for the University of North Carolina State from 1981 to 1985 where he was coached by the...
Artists
Age 88
April 19, 1836 - August 19, 1924
Cemeterie de hauterive / Hauterive / France / Europe
Factuer Cheval was a French postman who spent thirty-three years of his life building Le Palais idéal (the "Ideal Palace") in Hauterives, France. The Palace is regarded as an extraordinary example of naïve art architecture. Upo...
World Leaders
Age 86
November 29, 1932 - September 26, 2019
Cimetière du Montparnasse / Paris / France / Europe
Jacques Chirac was a French politician who served as President of France from 1995 to 2007. Chirac was previously the Prime Minister of France from 1974 to 1976 and from 1986 to 1988, as well as the Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 199...
Historical Figure
Age 80
November 30, 1924 - January 1, 2005
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Buffalo / New York / USA / North America
Chisholm was the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, the first black candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's president...
Music
Age 39
March 1, 1810 - October 17, 1849
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Frederic Chopin was a Polish-born pianist and composer of matchless genius in the realm of keyboard music. As a pianist, his talents were beyond emulation and had an impact on other musicians entirely out of proportion to the numb...
Writers and Poets
Age 85
September 15, 1890 - January 12, 1976
St. Mary's Church / Cholsey, Wallingford / United Kingdom / Europe
Agatha Christie, the world’s best selling author, was born on 15th September 1890 in Torquay. She is know as the Queen of Crime for her detective fiction stories and her two most famous detectives are Hercule Poirot and Miss Jan...
Business and Finance
Age 57
March 29, 1877 - June 14, 1934
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
William Andrews Clark Jr. was a philanthropist, lawyer, book collector, founder of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the youngest surviving son of copper baron and U.S. Senator William Andrews Clark Sr. and his first wife, Kath...
Show Business
Age 40
April 5, 1962 - February 3, 2003
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
For nearly 20 years Lana Clarkson was the typical struggling actress and model in Hollywood appearing in a multitude of forgettable films such as Deathstalker, Brainstorm, Barbarian Queen and, of course, Amazon Women on the Moon. ...
Writers and Poets
Age 87
May 29, 1923 - October 5, 2010
Frontenay Communal Cemetery / Frontenay / France / Europe
The popular French novelist Bernard Clavel, who started his career as a baker, published his first novel "Night Worker" in 1956 and went on to write more 40 more, including "The Fruits of Winter" which in 1968 won France's coveted...
Historical Figure
Age 83
July 21, 1864 - October 29, 1947
Princeton Cemetery / Princeton / New Jersey / USA / North America
Frances Cleveland was First Lady of the United States from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897 as the wife of President Grover Cleveland. Becoming First Lady at age 21, she remains the youngest wife of a sitting president.
World Leaders
Age 71
March 18, 1837 - June 24, 1908
Princeton Cemetery / Princeton / New Jersey / USA / North America
Grover Cleveland was the first Democrat elected after the Civil War in 1885, as the 22nd and 24th President Grover Cleveland was the only President to leave the White House and return for a second term four years later (1885-1889 ...
Business and Finance
Age 88
December 16, 1777 - July 29, 1866
Cimetiere du Nord / Reims / France / Europe
Barbe-Nicole grew up as the eldest daughter of one of wealthy textile industry tycoon and personal friend of Napoleon Bonaparte: Ponce Jean Nicolas Philippe. Widowed at age 27, she embarked on a lifelong journey to turn her husban...
Music
Age 30
September 8, 1932 - March 5, 1963
Shenandoah Memorial Park / Winchester / Virginia / USA / North America
Patsy Cline was an American singer and performer and is considered by many to be one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century and was one of the first country music artists to successfully cross over into pop music. P...
Music
Age 21
October 3, 1938 - April 17, 1960
Forest Lawn Memorial Park / Cypress / California / USA / North America
Eddie Cochran was an American rock and roll musician and songwriter with such hits as "Twenty Flight Rock", "Summertime Blues", "C'mon Everybody" and "Somethin' Else", captured teenage frustration and desire in the mid-1950s and e...
Writers and Poets
Age 74
July 5, 1889 - October 11, 1963
Chapelle Saint-Blaise-des-Simples / Milly-la-Forêt / France / Europe
Jean Cocteau was a French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist and critic whose best known works include the novel Les Enfants Terribles, the stage plays La Voix Humaine, Les Parents Terribles and the fil...
Show Business
Age 64
July 3, 1878 - November 5, 1942
Woodlawn Cemetery / The Bronx / New York / USA / North America
George M. Cohan began his career as a child, performing with family as "The Four Cohans". Over the span of six decades that simple beginning developed into Cohan becoming perhaps the greatest entertainer, playwright, composer, lyr...
Show Business
Age 61
January 19, 1924 - February 12, 1985
St Ann Cemetery / Cranston / Rhode Island / USA / North America
Nicholas Colasanto was a well-loved actor and television director who achieved his greatest success as "Coach" on the TV series Cheers (1982). After serving his country during World War II, at the age of 28, he saw Henry Fonda per...
Music
Age 45
March 17, 1919 - February 15, 1965
Forest Lawn Memorial Park / Glendale / California / USA / North America
Nat King Cole, was a phenomanel jazz pianist, singer and national treasure. He first rose to fame as the leader of the Nat King Cole Trio which became the model for small jazz ensembles that followed. He transitioned into more mai...
Business and Finance
Age 75
March 22, 1822 - April 23, 1897
Rosedale Cemetery / Montclair / New Jersey / USA / North America
Samuel Colgate, son of the found of Colgate William Colgate, was an American manufacturer and philanthropist, born in New York City. He became widely known as a soap maker, and the manufacturing operation he built in Jersey City d...
Show Business
Age 80
March 21, 1919 - October 27, 1999
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Lois Collier was a Hollywood actress whose acting career started as a model in the 1935 romance-comedy "Women Must Dress". From 1940 through 1949, her career would be active and somewhat successful, with her playing mostly heroine...
Crime and their Victims
Age 26
January 3, 1986 - April 18, 2013
Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery / Peabody / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Three days after the horrific Boston Marathon Bombings in April 2013 and with the two perpetrators still at large, Officer Sean Collier was on patrol on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) when the two pe...
Writers and Poets
Age 77
October 4, 1937 - September, 19 2015
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Jackie Collins was an English romance novelist and actress. who wrote 32 novels - all of which appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list. Success came early for Jackie when, at the age of 18, she published her first novel, "...
Crime and their Victims
Age 54
June 16, 1923 - May 22, 1978
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
Joseph Colombo Sr. became the boss of the Colombo crime family, one of five families associated with the American Mafia in New York City. Joseph Colombo’s father Anthony was an early member of the Profaci crime family, forerunne...
Crime and their Victims
Age 42
February 16, 1878 - May 11, 1920
Oak Woods Cemetery / Chicago / Illinois / USA / North America
James "Big Jim" Colosimo was the first organized crime leader in Chicago who ran a popular restaurant, Colosimo's Cafe, that was a hot spot for vice in Chicago. Colosimo built his empire on gambling, prostitution and load sharkin...
Business and Finance
Age 47
July 19, 1814 - January 10, 1862
Cedar Hill Cemetery / Hartford / Connecticut / USA / North America
Samuel Colt was an inventor, industrialist, and businessman who established Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company (now Colt's Manufacturing Company) in Hartford, Connecticut and made the mass production of revolvers commer...
Sports
Age 62
February 25, 1943 - November 28, 2005
New Calvary Cemetery / Mattapan / Massachusetts / USA / North America
With only one winning season to his name, Jack Concannon was an as an American football player who played professionally as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Dallas Co...
Sports
Age 45
January 7, 1945 - February 24, 1990
Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum / Malden / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Tony C was a phenomenal baseball player who, in his first at bat for the Boston Red Sox hit a towering home run on the first pitch. During his 1964 rookie season, Conigliaro batted .290 with 24 home runs and 52 RBI in 111 games. A...
Music
Age 28
November 18, 1974 - January 28, 2003
Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Known as the Kings of the Slow Jamz, R&B masters H-Town was founded in 1990 by twin brothers Keven "Dino" Conner, Solomon “Shazam" Conner and their longtime friend Darryl "GI" Jackson. H-Town is best known for their hits during ...
Music
Age 51
October 5, 1945 - February 9, 1997
Breakspear Crematorium / Ruislip, Middlesex / Europe
As lead singer for the glam band Sweet, Brian Connolly and Sweet enjoyed a string of hits “Block Buster” topping the chart, followed by three consecutive number two hits in “Hell Raiser”, “The Ballroom Blitz” and “Te...
Music
Age 33
January 22, 1931 - December 11, 1964
Forest Lawn Memorial Park / Glendale / California / USA / North America
Sam Cooke's intonation was exquisitely exact. His command of pitch and texture were flawless. His skills as a vocalist were - and remain over sixty years since his untimely death - unsurpassed by the vocal royalty of his day. Neit...
Music
Age 49
July 15, 1913 - March 5, 1963
Forest Lawn Memorial Garden / Goodlettsville / Tennessee / USA / North America
Cowboy Copas was an American country music singer who was popular from the 1940s until his death in the 1963 plane crash that also killed country stars Patsy Cline and Hawkshaw Hawkins. In 1943 Copas achieved national fame when he...
Crime and their Victims
Age 66
July 2, 1900 - October 1, 1966
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Michael "Trigger Mike" Coppola was a New York City mobster who became a caporegime of the 116th Street Crew, with the Genovese crime family. He entered the ranks of the New York mafiosi with a reputation as a morally depraved, sad...
Music
Age 52
July 20, 1964 - May 18, 2017
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Possessing a nearly four-octave range and one of the key figures in the 1990s Seattle grunge music movement, Chris Cornell was know as the lead singer and guitarist of Soundgarden and Audioslave as well as successful solo efforts....
Music
Age 27
December 22, 1946 - April 25, 1974
Fairhaven Memorial Park / Santa Ana / California / USA / North America
Pamela Courson was a long-term companion of Jim Morrison, singer of the Doors. Courson stated she discovered Morrison's body in the bathtub of a Paris apartment in 1971. On April 25, 1974, Courson died of a heroin overdose on the ...
Show Business
Age 73
December 16, 1899 - March 26, 1973
Firefly Estate, Galina, Jamaica / Galina, St. Mary / Jamaica / North America
A prolific performer, playwright and raconteur, Noël Coward was also a talented songwriter whose acerbic wit (both on and off stage) and sophisticated British persona were recognized worldwide. Coward first appeared onstage at th...
Sports
Age 91
March 5, 1930 - May 5, 2021
Loma Linda Memorial Park / Fullerton / California / USA / North America
Delmar Crandall was an American professional baseball player and manager. Crandall played as a catcher in Major League Baseball and spent most of his career with the Boston / Milwaukee Braves. He led the league in assists a record...
Show Business
Age 49
July 13, 1928 - June 29, 1978
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Robert Edward Crane was an actor, drummer, radio personality, and disc jockey known for starring in the CBS television comedy Hogan's Heroes about the hilarious high jinks of prisoners in a concentration camp during WW II. In the ...
Music
Age 22
September 26, 1958 - December 7, 1980
Holy Cross Cemetery / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Darby Crash was an American punk rock vocalist and songwriter who co-founded the seminal Los Angeles punk band the Germs. As the lead "singer" a typical show featuring Crash would consist of a wretched version of the Archies' "Sug...
Show Business
Age 73
March 23, 1904 - May 10, 1977
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Ranked in the Top Ten list of greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema by the American Film Institute, Joan Crawford's brilliant career included memorable performances in Mildred Pierce (1944), Possessed (1947), Sudden Fe...
Music
Age 70
December 18, 1914 - June 25, 1985
Inglewood Memorial Park / Inglewood / California / USA / North America
Pee Wee Crayton was a Texas born blues guitarist who first took up the electric blues guitar after he moved to California in 1935. In Oakland, Crayton joined Texas-born bluesman T-Bone Walker. Throughout the forties and early fift...
Show Business
Age 74
May 3, 1903 - October 14, 1977
Holy Cross Cemetery / Culver City / California / USA / North America
With over 70 feature films and 1,600 recorded songs and countless television appearances, Bing Crosby was the first multimedia star in America. From 1930 through the mid-50s he was the leader in record sales, radio ratings and mot...
Music
Age 68
August 24, 1905 - March 28, 1974
Bethel Memorial Gardens / Franktown / Virginia / USA / North America
Arthur William "Big Boy" Crudup was an American Delta blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his songs "That's All Right" (1946), "My Baby Left Me" and "So Glad You're Mine", later recorded by Elvis Presley i...
Music
Age 77
October 21, 1925 - July 16, 2003
Woodlawn Cemetery / The Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Originally Celia Cruz studied to be a teacher in her native Havana, but was lured into show business when a relative entered her in a radio talent contest, which she won. She later studied music at the Havana Conservatory and perf...
Music
Age 19
December 31, 1969 - December 10, 1967
New Park Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
As a member of the Bar-Kays, Carl played drums for Otis Redding and died in the plane crash that took the life of Otis Redding, Phalon Jones, Carl Cunningham, Ronnie Caldwell, guitarist Jimmy King and valet Matthew Kelly. Only B...
Science
Age 66
November 7, 1867 - July 4, 1934
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Marie Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twi...
Science
Age 46
May 15, 1859 - April 19, 1906
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Pierre Curie was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity, and radioactivity. In 1903, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Curie, and Henri Becquerel.
Historical Figure
Age 67
April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1452
Chapel of Saint-Hubert at Château Royal d'Amboise / Amboise / France / Europe
Leonardo da Vinci (Italian for “Leonardo from Vinci”) was an Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose skill and intelligence, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance hu...
Music
Age 84
September 21, 1912 - October 6, 1996
Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Ted Daffan was a country music performer (with his band the Texans) and songwriter noted for composing the seminal "Truck Driver's Blues" and two much covered country anthems of unrequited love, "Born to Lose" and "I'm a Fool to C...
Music
Age 81
May 4, 1937 - March 16, 2019
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Dick Dale was an American rock guitarist. He was the pioneer of surf music, drawing on Middle Eastern music scales and experimenting with reverb. Dale was known as "The King of the Surf Guitar", which was also the title of his se...
Music
Age 54
January 17, 1933 - May 3, 1987
Cimetière de Montmartre / Paris / France / Europe
Dalida (aka Yolande Christina Gigliotti) was born in Shoudra, a district of Cairo the child of Italian immigrants from Calabria. Her father played the violin at Cairo Opera House. In 1950 she won the beauty contest Miss Ondina, bu...
Music
Age 68
March 4, 1943 - March 1, 2012
Cimitero Monumentale della Certosa di Bologna / Bologna BO / Italy / Europe
Lucio Dalla was a popular Italian singer-songwriter, musician and actor who belonged to a genre of Italian songwriters known as “cantautori,” whose lyrics gave voice to the aspirations and frustrations of a postwar generation ...
Show Business
Age 82
November 22, 1921 - October 5, 2004
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Rodney Dangerfield was an hilarious American stand-up comedian and actor known for his "I don't get no respect" routine. He starred in the hit movie comedies such as, 'Caddyshack' and 'Back to School' in the 1980s.
Show Business
Age 79
May 15, 1938 - August 28, 2017
Cimetière du Montparnasse / Paris / France / Europe
Mireille Darc was a French model and actress. She appeared as a lead character in Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 film Weekend and was a Knight of the Legion of Honor and Commander of the National Order of Merit. One of her most famous rol...
Music
Age 38
August 20, 1966 - December 8, 2004
Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery / Arlington / Texas / USA / North America
As the cofounder with his brother Vinnie of Pantera and Damageplan, Dimebag Darrell was not only one of the most influential heavy metal guitarist but considered one of the greatest guitarist of modern times. Sadly his fame extend...
Show Business
Age 69
November 24, 1934 - December 31, 2003
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Sophie Daumier was a French film actress who appeared in 28 films between 1956 and 1979 including On Foot, on Horse, and on Wheels (1957), Amelie or The Time to Love (1961), Carom Shots (1963), Sweet and Sour (1963) and Crime on a...
Show Business
Age 64
January 3, 1897 - September 22, 1961
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
In the Roaring Twenties, Marion Davies was a superstar. By 1923, Davies was the #1 female box office star in Hollywood due to the popularity of "When Knighthood Was in Flower" and "Little Old New York", which were among the bigges...
Historical Figure
Age 81
June 3, 1808 - December 6, 1889
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
Jefferson Davis was an American politician who served as the president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. As a member of the Democratic Party, he represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the House of Repre...
Show Business
Age 90
March 15, 1921 - April 20, 2011
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Madelyn Pugh Davis was a television writer who became known in the 1950s for her work on the famous 'I Love Lucy' television series. Madelyn and her writing partner Bob Carroll Jr. are credited with helping create the 'Lucy' chara...
Music
Age 65
May 26, 1926 - September 28, 1991
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
There are few musical geniuses in this world, but as jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader Miles Davis is one of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. His sound, technique and ...
Historical Figure
Age 87
December 18, 1917 - February 4, 2005
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Ossie Davis was an American actor, director, writer, and activist. He and his wife, Ruby Dee were named to the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame; were awarded the National Medal of Arts and were recipients of the Kennedy Center Hono...
Show Business
Age 64
December 8, 1925 - May 16, 1990
Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery / Glendale / California / USA / North America
Sammy Davis Jr. overcame prevailing racism to establish himself as an entertainment legend, becoming a successful comedian, actor, dancer and singer. Sammy first appeared on stage at age 2 and made his debut in the film Rufus Jone...
Historical Figure
Age 80
May 7, 1826 - October 16, 1906
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
Varina Davis was the only First Lady of the Confederate States of America, and the longtime second wife of President Jefferson Davis. Born and raised in the South and educated in Philadelphia, she had family on both sides of the c...
Show Business
Age 79
November 20, 1932 - June 2, 2012
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Richard Dawson, the original and longtime host of “Family Feud” known for planting kisses on female contestants was also a regular on television appearing in Hogan's Heroes (a hilarious sit-com about prisoners in a Nazi German...
Writers and Poets
Age 78
January 9, 1908 - April 14, 1986
Cimetière du Montparnasse / Paris / France / Europe
Simone de Beauvoir was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, she had a significant influence on both femini...
Historical Figure
Age 41
December 1, 1776 - March 27, 1818
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Baroness Elizaveta Alexandrovna Stroganova was a Russian aristocrat of the Stroganov family. Married to Count Nikolai Nikitich Demidov, they had two children - Pavel (Paul) (1798–1840) and Anatoly (Anatole) (1812–1869). They w...
Show Business
Age 24
February 8, 1931 - September 30, 1955
Park Cemetery / Fairmount / Indiana / USA / North America
With only three movies to his name - Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant - James Dean cemented his legacy as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement when he died tragically at the age of 24. Sadly...
Historical Figure
Age 91
October 27, 1922 - June 11, 2014
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and civil rights activist. She originated the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961). Her other notable fil...
Sports
Age 35
October 30, 1867 - July 2, 1903
Calvary Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
Ed Delahanty was an American professional baseball player who spent his Major League Baseball (MLB) playing career with the Philadelphia Quakers, Cleveland Infants, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Senators. He was renowned a...
Crime and their Victims
Age 42
September 7, 1940 - January 10, 1983
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
Roy DeMeo's rise from teen-age loan shark in Brooklyn to capo in the Gambino crime family, leading a crew known as the DeMeo gang that did contract murders and ran the biggest auto theft rings in New York history. The crew's headq...
Show Business
Age 77
August 12, 1881 - January 21, 1959
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Considered the founding father of the American cinema and the most commercially successful producer-director in film history he was also one of the founders of Paramount Pictures. As a director, producer, writer and actor. Cecil B...
Music
Age 31
January 6, 1947 - April 21, 1978
Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium / Putney, London / England / Europe
Sandy Denny has been described as the pre-eminent British folk rock singer who was successful as a solo artist and as the lead singer of the British folk rock band Fairport Convention. For most fans of classic rock, she is remembe...
Crime and their Victims
Age 42
September 3, 1931 - November 25, 1973
Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery / Peabody / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Albert DeSalvo was an alleged American rapist and serial killer in Boston, Massachusetts, who purportedly confessed to being the "Boston Strangler", the murderer of thirteen women in the Boston area from 1962 to 1964. In 1967, DeS...
Crime and their Victims
Age 63
September 13, 1909 - April 14, 1973
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Notorious Italian-American gangster with the Chicago Outfit, Sam "Mad Sam" DeStefano was known to be one of its most vicious loan sharks, serial rapists and sociopathic killers in organized crime. DeStefano was too mentally unstab...
Show Business
Age 85
April 9, 1917 - December 12, 2002
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Brad Dexter was an American actor and film producer whose very first film was the classic The Asphalt Jungle. From there he was known for tough-guy and western roles in such films as The Las Vegas Story (1951), Untamed (1955), Vio...
Business and Finance
Age 61
1801 - July 24, 1862
Spring Grove Cemetery / Cincinnati / Ohio / USA / North America
Edmund Dexter was a famous (well ... famous in the 1800s) whiskey maker and liquor distributor located in Cincinnati, Ohio. An immigrant from England, his first residency was in New York City. From there he moved to Cincinnati wh...
Writers and Poets
Age 55
December 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886
West Cemetery / Amherst / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Emily Dickinson is one of America’s greatest and most original poets of all time. She took definition as her province and challenged the existing definitions of poetry and the poet’s work. Like writers such as Ralph Waldo Emer...
Crime and their Victims
Age 31
June 22, 1903 - July 22, 1934
Crown Hill Cemetery / Indianapolis / Indiana / USA / North America
John Dillinger was an infamous American gangster of the Great Depression. He led a group known as the "Dillinger Gang", which was accused of robbing 24 banks and four police stations. Dillinger was imprisoned several times but esc...
Music
Age 67
July 10, 1942 - May 16, 2010
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Ronnie James Dio was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and composer who is considered by many to be one of the great heavy metal vocalist. He fronted or founded numerous groups throughout his career, including Elf, Rainbo...
Business and Finance
Age 65
December 5, 1901 - December 15, 1966
Forest Lawn Memorial Park / Glendale / California / USA / North America
Walt Disney was American entrepreneur, animator, writer, voice actor, and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney ho...
Music
Age 76
July 1, 1915 - January 29, 1992
Burr Oak Cemetery / Alsip / Illinois / USA / North America
Willie Dixon was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer proficient in playing both the upright bass and the guitar. However he is best known as one of the most prolific songwriters of his ti...
Crime and their Victims
Age 59
April 26, 1959 - June 7, 2018
Pine Haven Cemetery / Burlington / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Arthur "Butchie" Doe was one of the most hated mobsters in all of Boston Mob history. Suspected in 3 murders he also survived 4 attempts on his life. Prone to bouts of unspeakable violence, he worked with a team of Charlestown tow...
Crime and their Victims
Age 51
May 4, 1887 - August 24, 1939
West Park Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
A Cleveland, Ohio resident who was suspected and awaiting trial as the Cleveland Torso Serial Killer when he was murdered in prison. His name was cleared almost 70 years after his death.
Show Business
Age 25
March 21, 1942 - June 26, 1967
Cimetière communal de Seine-Port / Seine-Port, Seine-et-Marne / France / Europe
Françoise Dorléac was a beloved French actress whose father was Maurice Dorleac, a stage and screen actor and her mother, Renee Deneuve, re-voiced Hollywood movies (including Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz). However most Ameri...
Music
Age 51
November 19, 1905 - November 26, 1956
Kensico Cemetery / Valhalla / New York / USA / North America
A highly respected and influential trombonist, Tommy Dorsey—both independently and with his brother Jimmy—led several of the most popular big bands of the swing era. He famously gave a skinny, big-eared Italian-American kid wi...
Writers and Poets
Age 71
May 22, 1859 - July 7, 1930
All Saints Church - Minstead Village / Minstead, Lyndhurst / United Kingdom / Europe
Over 125 years after his creation, Sherlock Holmes remains the most popular fictional detective in history. Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for the 60 stories he wrote about Sherlock Holmes. His body of work includes nearly 200 n...
Music
Age 26
June 19, 1948 - November 25, 1974
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Tanworth-in-Arden / Tanworth-in-Arden, Solihull / United Kingdom / Europe
Nick Drake was an English singer-songwriter and musician best known for his acoustic, mournful, melancholy songs. With only three albums released to middling reviews, abysmal sales coupled with his descent into mental illness he f...
Music
Age 55
October 8, 1932 - July 29, 1988
Spring Hill Cemetery / Nashville / Tennessee / USA / North America
Pete Drake was one of the greatest pedal-steel musicians who played on 118 Gold and Platinum albums with artists ranging from Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, Marty Robbins, Elvis Presley, Ernst Tubb and George Jones. H...
Crime and their Victims
Age 29
January 1, 1989 - April 4, 1927
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Sicilian-American mobster who succeeded friend Dean O'Banion by becoming co-leader of the North Side Gang, Al Capone's best known rival. Vincent "The Schemer" Drucci is the only US organized crime boss to have been killed by a pol...
Sports
Age 87
November 26, 1866 - October 19, 1954
Mount Calvary Cemetery / Roslindale / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Hugh Duffy was an American outfielder and manager in Major League Baseball. He was a player or player-manager for the Chicago White Stockings, Chicago Pirates, Boston Reds, Boston Beaneaters, Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phi...
Sports
Age 85
May 12, 1897 - July 7, 1982
Mount Calvary Cemetery / Roslindale / Massachusetts / USA / North America
After a slow start with Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics baseball team, Jumping Joe Dugan eventually made his way to the fabled New York Yankees where he developed into one of the greatest defensive third baseman and played in...
Writers and Poets
Age 68
July 24, 1802 - December 5, 1870
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Alexandre Dumas was a French writer, best know for his works "The Count of Monte Cristo", "The Three Musketeers", "Twenty Years After", and "The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later". His novels have been adapted since the early...
Show Business
Age 50
May 26, 1877 - September 14, 1927
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Known as the Mother of Dance, Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and choreographer, who was a pioneer of modern contemporary dance, who performed to great acclaim throughout Europe and the US. Born and raised in California, she...
Show Business
Age 54
December 10, 1957 - September 3, 2012
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Remembered for his huge size and deep, resonant voice, American actor Michael Clarke Duncan's breakout role came as John Coffey in The Green Mile (1999), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor a...
Writers and Poets
Age 83
October 29, 1925 - August 26, 2009
Hadlyme Cove Cemetery / Lyme / Connecticut / USA / North America
Dominick Dunne was an American writer, investigative journalist, and producer. He started as a producer in film and television, and is noted for involvement with the pioneering gay film The Boys in the Band (1970) and the award-wi...
Show Business
Age 22
November 23, 1959 - November 4, 1982
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Dominique Dunne was an American actress who first appeared in the 1979 television film Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker which she parlayed into supporting roles in popular 1980s television series such as Lou Grant, Hart to Hart and...
Historical Figure
Age 77
November 9, 1771 - February 5, 1849
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
General Antoine Jean Auguste Durosnel served as aide-de-camp to Napoleon who spent much of his career with the 16th Chasseurs à Cheval. Cavalry General in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. appointed second-in...
Sports
Age 63
March 16, 1946 - March 7, 2010
Mesa Cemetery / Mesa / Arizona / USA / North America
Ken Dyer was an American football player who played two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He played college foo...
Historical Figure
Age 30
April 24, 1851 - March 18, 1882
Hermosa Gardens Cemetery / Colton / California / USA / North America
As a sheriff and lawman, Morgan Earp is perhaps best known for his involvement in the notorious Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Sadly he was ambushed and gun down several months later by the Cochise County Cowbo...
Historical Figure
Age 80
March 19, 1848 - January 13, 1929
Hills of Eternity Memorial Park / Colma / California / USA / North America
Wyatt Earp made a living as a professional gambler, teamster, buffalo hunter, saloon owner, brothel manager and a miner. However he is best remembered for a 30-second gunfight at the OK Coral in Tombstone, Arizona.
Music
Age 30
September 7, 1964 - March 26, 1995
Rose Hills Memorial Park / Whittier / California / USA / North America
Co-founder of the influential Compton, California gangsta rap group N.W.A., Easy-E with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube won acclaim for portraying life on the streets of east L.A. in the 1980s as one of the premier west coast rappers. Sadly ...
Show Business
Age 66
June 29, 1901 - March 6, 1967
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Nelson Eddy was an American actor and baritone singer who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera and on the concert stage, radio, television, and in nightclubs. A classically trained baritone,...
Sports
Age 98
October 23, 1905 - November 30, 2003
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Gertrude Caroline Ederle was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in five events. On August 6, 1926, she became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Among other nicknames...
Historical Figure
Age 84
February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931
Thomas Edison National Historical Park / West Orange / New Jersey / USA / North America
Thomas Edison was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion p...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 61
July 3, 1949 - December 7, 2010
Oakwood Cemetery / Raleigh / North Carolina / USA / North America
During a lifetime of idyllic successes and crushing reverses, Elizabeth Edwards was an accomplished lawyer, the mother of four children and the wife of a wealthy, handsome senator with sights on the White House. But their 16-year-...
Science
Age 76
March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955
Cremated / North America
Albert Einstein was a renown German-born theoretical physicist, and regarded as one of the greatest physicists of all time. Einstein is known widely for developing the theory of relativity, and contributions to the development of ...
Music
Age 75
April 29, 1899 - May 24, 1974
Woodlawn Cemetery / The Bronx, New York / New York / USA / North America
Considered by many as the greatest jazz composer and bandleader of his time, Duke Ellington led his band for more than half a century, composed thousands of scores, and created one of the most distinctive ensemble sounds in all of...
Music
Age 32
September 19, 1941 - July 29, 1974
Mount Sinai Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Her unmistakable voice as a founding member of The Mamas and The Papas in songs like California Dreamin’, Monday Monday and Dream a Little Dream of Me, catapulted her into the iconography of the 1960’s.
Artists
Age 40
June 21, 1906 - November 28, 1946
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Nicknamed “Nusch” by artist Max Bill, she was a French performer, model and surrealist artist. In 1930 she met the poet Paul Éluard working as a model. They married him in 1934. She produced surrealist photomontage and other ...
Writers and Poets
Age 56
December 14, 1895 - November 18, 1952
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Paul Éluard was a French poet and one of the founders of the Surrealist movement. He is widely considered the best of the surrealist poets, and his surrealist books include Capitale de la douleur (1926), La Rose publique (1934) a...
Music
Age 71
November 2, 1944 - March 11, 2016
Lancing and Sompting Cemetery / Lancing / West Sussex / England / Europe
Keith Emerson was an English keyboardist, songwriter, and record producer who was perhaps best known as one-third of Emerson, Lake and Palmer. He played keyboards in a number of bands before finding his first commercial success wi...
Show Business
Age 77
January 7, 1858 - March 6, 1935
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Louise Emmons was an American character actress who specialized in portraying old hags, such as the evil headmistress from the Our Gang film Mush and Milk (1933). Louise appeared in 53 films throughout her career including "The Fo...
Show Business
Age 70
July 28, 1948 - April 12, 2019
Cape Charles Cemetery / Cape Charles / Virginia / USA / North America
Georgia Engel was an American actress best known for having played Georgette Franklin Baxter (Ted Baxter's wife) in the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show from 1972 to 1977, Pat MacDougall on Everybody Loves Raymond from 2003 to 200...
Science
Age 79
December 31, 1930 - March 30, 2010
Rose Hills Memorial Park / Whittier / California / USA / North America
Jaime Escalante became famous for his work with troubled, "unteachable" high school math students. Escalante was an educator who was born in Bolivia and came to the United States in the 1960s to seek a better life. He began teach...
Business and Finance
Age 60
September 15, 1877 - August 30, 1938
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Polish businessman, beautician, entrepreneur and inventor. Max Factor Sr. founded the the cosmetics giant Max Factor & Company, and modernized the cosmetic industry in the United States. He also coined the term "make-up" as a noun...
Show Business
Age 56
May 23, 1883 - December 12, 1939
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
One of cinema's first icons, Douglas Fairbanks was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films including The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Z...
Show Business
Age 90
December 9, 1909 - May 7, 2000
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Son of actor Douglas Fairbanks and once married to Joan Crawford, Fairbanks Jr. was a decorated navel officer in WW II and a well respected actor who starred in The Prisoner of Zenda, Gunga Din, The Corsican Brothers and later in...
Music
Age 40
February 19, 1957 - February 6, 1998
Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof / Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234 / Vienna / Austria / Europe
His name was Falco, and the image of sharp suit and slick-back hair already set him apart from the glam rockers and post-punks of the late 80s. He was a musician; a singer; a rapper. A gentleman, a womanizer; he hated garden gnome...
Show Business
Age 83
September 16, 1927 - June 23, 2011
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
American actor and comedian, known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running television series Columbo, for which he won four Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. In 1996, TV Guide ranked Falk No. 21 on its...
Show Business
Age 69
February 29, 1944 - July 22, 2013
Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Farina began his career in law enforcement as a Chicago police officer and, later in life, was a talented character actor often typecast as a mobster or police officer. A late-bloomer in the world of acting, he was prolific later ...
Show Business
Age 33
February 15, 1964 - December 18, 1997
Resurrection Cemetery / Madison / Wisconsin / USA / North America
Chris Farley was an actor and a physical comedy genius known for his over-the-top loud, energetic comedic style. He started out as a member of Chicago's Second City Theatre before going on to national fame as a member of Saturday ...
Writers and Poets
Age 57
March 23, 1857 - January 15, 1915
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
American cooking expert, author, and educator Fannie Farmer was an authority in the art of cooking, author of six books about food preparation (including her impressive, highly significant Boston Cooking School Cookbook (1896), of...
Show Business
Age 89
August 9, 1900 - May 6, 1990
Welwood Murray Cemetery / Palm Springs / California / USA / North America
Charles Farrell was an American film actor of the 1920s silent era and into the 1930s, and later a television actor. Farrell is probably best recalled for his onscreen romances with actress Janet Gaynor in more than a dozen films,...
Show Business
Age 62
February 2, 1947 - June 25, 2008
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Farrah Leni Fawcett was an American actress, fashion model, and artist. A four-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she played a starring role in the fi...
Music
Age 81
August 10, 1909 - March 21, 1991
Fairhaven Memorial Park / Santa Ana / California / USA / North America
Keith Richard's once said "thank God for Leo Fender". For it was Leo Fender, with $600 in his pocket, started the Fender Radio Service company during World War II which eventually led to a lifetime obsession with creating and buil...
Show Business
Age 77
March 1, 1943 - October 12, 2020
Forest Cemetery / Circleville / Ohio / USA / North America
Conchata Ferrell was an American actress and most recognizable for playing Berta the housekeeper for all 12 seasons of Two and a Half Men. For her performance as Berta, she received two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for...
Business and Finance
Age 72
November 30, 1819 - July 12, 1892
Stockbridge Cemetery / Stockbridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Cyrus Field (1819-1892) spearheaded the mission to lay the first telegraphic cable across the Atlantic Ocean. As the head of a paper company, he amassed wealth that he used to finance his idea of the transatlantic cable. Leading t...
Show Business
Age 48
May 7, 1930 - August 2, 1978
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Totie Fields was an American comedian who got her start on the east coast in nightclubs when Ed Sullivan saw her show at the Copacabana in New York Cith and gave Fields her first big break when he booked her on his show. She made ...
World Leaders
Age 74
December 31, 1969 - March 8, 1874
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Buffalo / New York / USA / North America
Millard Fillmore was the 13th president of the United States, serving from 1850 to 1853, the last to be a member of the Whig Party while in the White House. A former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Upstate New Yor...
Show Business
Age 60
September 28, 1916 - January 14, 1977
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Peter Finch was a hard-drinking, hell-raising womanizer and one of his generations finest actors best remembered for his performance as Howard Beale in the film Network.
Music
Age 47
December 3, 1914 - August 23, 1962
Sharon Memorial Park / Sharon / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Irving Fine was an American composer with a remarkable gift for lyricism, whose masterfully crafted scores inevitably "sing." Aaron Copland wrote that his music "wins us over through its keenly conceived sonorities and its fully r...
Science
Age 83
February 26, 1842 - June 3, 1925
Observatoire Camille Flammarion à Juvisy-sur-Orge / Juvisy-sur-Orge, Seine-et-Oise / France / Europe
Camille Flammarion was a famous French astronomer, author, magazine publisher and notable psychical researcher. He was a prolific author of more than fifty titles, including popular science works about astronomy, several notable e...
Business and Finance
Age 62
November 3, 1835 - December 10, 1897
Spring Grove Cemetery / Cincinnati / Ohio / USA / North America
Charles Louis Fleischmann was a Hungarian-American who, along with his brother Maximilian and another partner, created America’s first commercially produced yeast, which revolutionized baking in a way that made today’s mass pr...
Writers and Poets
Age 56
May 28, 1908 - August 12, 1964
St. James' Churchyard / Swindon / Wiltshire / England / Europe
Ian Fleming was a British writer and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his iconic James Bond series of spy novels. The Bond stories rank among the best-selling series of fictional books of all time, having sold over...
Show Business
Age 59
February 23, 1889 - January 6, 1949
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Were film director Victor Fleming’s legacy limited to his two best-known films – "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) and "Gone with the Wind" (1939) – he would have one of the most successful track records in Hollywood history. But th...
Crime and their Victims
Age 44
September 5, 1935 - October 16, 1979
Milton Cemetery / Milton / Massachusetts / USA / North America
There's only one Boston mob hitman and psychopath more vicious that Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi (long time associate of Whitey Bulger) and that was his brother Vincent "Jimmy the Bear" Flemmi. Suspected or convicted of dozens of...
Music
Age 72
February 13, 1919 - October 17, 1991
Alta Mesa Memorial Park / Palo Alto / California / USA / North America
American singer known for his rich bass-baritone voice in singing country, pop, and gospel, Tennessee Ernie Ford's hit recordings include "The Shotgun Boogie" and "Sixteen Tons". Ford also was a television host and known for his e...
Writers and Poets
Age 66
August 27, 1899 - April 2, 1966
Loma Linda Memorial Park / Fullerton / California / USA / North America
C.S. Forester is best known for his Horatio Hornblower series, 12 novels set during the Napoleonic Wars that track the adventures and the growth of a young Englishman in the Royal Navy. By 1937, he was well on the way to success ...
Music
Age 79
September 21, 1921 - May 20, 2001
Holly Ridge Cemetery / Holly Ridge / Mississippi / USA / North America
Not to be confused with Little Willy Foster from Chicago, Willie Foster was a talented delta blues harmonica player who was born into poverty who ended up eventually in Chicago playing for tips on Maxwell Street. Shortly after he ...
Music
Age 75
July 21, 1939 - January 15, 2015
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Hunter S. Thompson once said "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." A more apt description of fo...
Music
Age 39
February 1, 1939 - March 11, 1978
Cimetière de Dannemois / Dannemois / France / Europe
Claude François was a popular French pop singer, composer, songwriter, record producer, drummer and dancer. François co-wrote the lyrics of "Comme d'habitude" (composed by Jacques Revaux), the original version of "My Way" (as ma...
Show Business
Age 42
January 4, 1953 - August 27, 1995
Sharon Memorial Park / Sharon / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Richard Frank was an American actor and a graduate of The Julliard School in New York City. He was perhaps best known as Father Vogler in the 1984 academy award winning movie Amadeus. Frank had numerous guest appearances in televi...
Music
Age 52
October 12, 1942 - February 23, 1995
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
It has been over five decades since The Temptations were first founded and in that time there have been 22 different members of the group, but it is the ‘Classic Five’ (and the post-Classic Five, Dennis Edwards) line-up that m...
Crime and their Victims
Age 14
September 19, 1909 - May 21, 1924
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum / Chicago / Illinois / USA / North America
Bobby Franks was the son of the very wealthy Chicago real estate speculator and developer Jacob Franks. On May 22, 1924, the body of 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks was found murdered on Chicago’s South Side. The murder would ...
Music
Age 43
December 15, 1921 - January 20, 1965
Lake View Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
Alan Freed was an American disc jockey and Rock and Roll’s first great evangelist and martyr. Freed became associated with the genre on July 11, 1951, when he started hosting a radio show with the purpose of exposing white teena...
Artists
Age 95
October 18, 1903 - November 14, 1998
Welwood Murray Cemetery / Palm Springs / California / USA / North America
Albert Frey was a Swiss-born architect who established a style of modernist architecture centered on Palm Springs, California, United States, that came to be known as "desert modernism". Some examples of his work include Raymond L...
Music
Age 47
March 31, 1928 - July 19, 1975
Forest Lawn Memorial Garden / Goodlettsville / Tennessee / USA / North America
Widely considered one of the greatest country singers who ever lived, Lefty Frizzell's body of work gives little indication of the enormous stylistic impact he had on country music beginning in the 1950s. Had Lefty died the way Ha...
Music
Age 63
April 15, 1936 - October 12, 1999
Magnolia Cemetery / Helena / Arkansas / USA / North America
One of the foremost Delta blues harmonica players of his generation. Frank Frost only picked up the harmonica after an accident damaged his hand that prevented him from continuing with guitar. Taught by Sonny Boy Williams II, Fran...
Music
Age 23
October 22, 1942 - July 18, 1966
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
"I fought the law and the law won". These words became an anthem for a generation of disaffected youth during the turbulent 60s. Written and sung by Bobby Fuller fronting the Bobby Fuller Four, like so many young talent of those u...
Show Business
Age 76
February 11, 2019 - July 4, 1995
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Eva Gabor, the youngest of the glamorous sisters from Hungary, who was best known for her role in the television series as Lisa Douglas opposite Eddie Arnold in “Green Acres” After Green Acres and a number of movies, she becam...
Show Business
Age 81
June 11, 1915 - June 6, 1997
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Magda Gabor was a Hungarian-American actress and socialite, and the elder sister of Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor. Magda is most remembered as the beautiful, vivacious, red-headed socialite with a thick Hungarian accent, her six marriages...
Music
Age 62
April 2, 1928 - March 2, 1991
Cimetière du Montparnasse / Paris / France / Europe
Serge Gainsbourg was a French musician, singer-songwriter, author, filmmaker and actor. Regarded as the most important figure in French pop whilst alive, he was renowned for often provocative and scandalous releases which caused u...
Show Business
Age 93
October 22, 1922 - January 4, 2016
Cimetière de Montmartre / Paris / France / Europe
Michel Galabru was a talented French stage and screen character actor and theatre director who appeared in more than 250 films and worked with directors such as Bertrand Blier, Costa-Gavras, Luc Besson (for Subway), and Jean-Luc G...
Music
Age 70
October 9, 1947 - January 7, 2018
Cimetière de Montmartre / Paris / France / Europe
France Gall was a French yé-yé singer who first rose to fame in 1965 when, at the age of 17, she won the Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg. What little did she know at the time was the song that she won the Eurovision Song ...
Business and Finance
Age 88
April 3, 1803 - April 29, 1891
Spring Grove Cemetery / Cincinnati / Ohio / USA / North America
In 1819, the George Gamble family set sail for American to seek their fortune in an area of Illinois that was being promoted. Because of illness of a son, they stopped and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. A son, James Gamble, at 18 ap...
Show Business
Age 67
December 24, 1922 - January 25, 1990
Sunset Memorial Park / Smithfield / North Carolina / USA / North America
Ava Gardner was a celebrated American actress during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She first signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew critics' attention in 1946 with her p...
World Leaders
Age 49
November 19, 1931 - September 19, 1881
Lake View Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
James A. Garfield was the 20th president of the United States, serving from March to September 1881. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau (a disappointed and delusional office seeker) at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Stati...
Historical Figure
Age 81
October 25, 1920 - February 14, 2002
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz was a member of the French Resistance and served as president of ATD Quart Monde. The International Movement ATD Fourth World is a nonprofit organization which aims towards the eradication of chronic...
Show Business
Age 77
October 6, 1906 - September 14, 1984
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Gaynor was the first actress to win the Academy Award as best actress. She won for Sunrise (1927), 7th Heaven (1927) and Street Angel (1928) and continued a successful film career until a near fatal auto accident in San Francisco.
Sports
Age 37
June 19, 1903 - June 2, 1941
Kensico Cemetery / Valhalla / New York / USA / North America
Voted the greatest first baseman of all time, Lou Gehrig was a member of the NY Yankees baseball team and nicked named the Iron Horse for 2,170 consecutive games played over a 17 year career. Fans and teammates were stunned when w...
Crime and their Victims
Age 27
February 3, 1898 - May 26, 1925
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Angelo Genna ran the Genna Brothers crime family which was involved primarily in bootlegging during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. Angelo Genna, with the blessing of Johnny Torrio, masterminded the hit on Dean O'Brion (mob boss...
Crime and their Victims
Age 30
January 18, 1895 - June 13, 1925
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Mike "The Devil" Genna was an enforcer in the Genna Crime Family. The Gennas were Sicilian brothers who ran the Taylor Street section of Chicago (better known as Little Sicily) making and distributing a very low end of type of boo...
Crime and their Victims
Age 67
January 1, 1880 - May 13, 1948
Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Peter and Sam Genna arrived to Chicago in April of 1906, having been sponsored by a brother in law and both being described as farmhand/laborers. Their four brothers would later follow them to America where they would form a power...
Crime and their Victims
Age 34
July 12, 1890 - July 8, 1925
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Before becoming a gangster, Tony Genna was an excellent building contractor and architect. But the lure of working with his family, The Terrible Genna Brothers, in the lucrative bootlegging business during Prohibition was too much...
Music
Age 70
November 22, 1946 - February 5, 2017
Knollwood Cemetery / Mayfield Heights / Ohio / USA / North America
Geraci made his mark in the Cleveland music scene as the lead singer for the Outsiders. Signed to Capital Records they released four Top-40 hits including "Girl in Love" and "Help Me Girl". In 1971 Geraci scored his biggest hit s...
Show Business
Age 84
July 25, 1923 - July 22, 2008
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Even though she did achieve success as an actress at age 60, Estelle Getty was an actress and comedian best known for her portrayal of Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985–1992 for which she won a Golden Globe Award...
Crime and their Victims
Age 67
May 24, 1908 - June 19, 1975
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Sam Giancana started out as a wheelman for Al Capone and worked his way to the top of Chicago's illegal gambling operations. He had many ties with politicians, including the Kennedys, and was called to testify regarding Mafia invo...
Music
Age 30
March 5, 1958 - March 10, 1988
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Andy Gibb was an English singer and teen idol, and the youngest brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, aka the Bee Gees. He came to international fame in the late 1970s, with six singles that reached the Top 10 in the US. For a...
Sports
Age 76
August 25, 1927 - September 28, 2003
Rosedale Cemetery / Montclair / New Jersey / USA / North America
Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and one of the first Black athletes to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first African American to win a Grand Slam title (th...