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...
Writers and Poets
Age 75
March 30, 1895 - October 8, 1970
Cimetière ancien de Manosque / Manosque / Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / France / Europe
Jean Giono was a French writer who spent his entire life living and writing in Manosque, France. It was here that the author created his monumental oeuvre, inspired by the sun-drenched footpaths and unbridled natural scenery that ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 42
February 10, 2021 - May 7, 1929
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Joseph Giunta was an Italian-American mobster, President of Unione Siciliana and confidant of Al Capone's rival Joe Aiello. He was a lead conspirator in an attempt to overthrow Al Capone’s criminal empire. When Frank Rio (Capone...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 47
November 11, 1947 - December 3, 1994
Sharon Memorial Park / Sharon / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Elizabeth Glaser was an actress, educator, activist, author, and founder of the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Elizabeth Glaser. In fact, it was Elizabeth Glaser’s fight to save her HIV-positive children led to her creation of the P...
Writers and Poets
Age 72
April 22, 1873 - November 21, 1945
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
Ellen Glasgow was an American novelist whose realistic depictions of life in her native Virginia helped direct Southern literature away from sentimentality and nostalgia. A lifelong Virginian who published 20 books including 7 nov...
Science
Age 71
April 28, 1906 - January 14, 1978
Princeton Cemetery / Princeton / New Jersey / USA / North America
Kurt Gödel was a prominent Austrian/American logician, mathematician and philosopher who is mentioned as most likely autistic (Asperger's Syndrome) in Genius Genes by Michael Fitzgerald and Brendan O’Brien, in Asperger Syndrome...
Artists
Age 37
March 30, 1853 - July 29, 1890
Auvers-Sur-Oise Communal Cemetery / Auvers-sur-Oise / Val-d'Oise / France / Europe
Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in Western art history. In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil painting...
Sports
Age 67
May 9, 1928 - July 3, 1995
Palm Memorial Park / Las Vegas / Nevada / USA / North America
Often called "The Greatest Tennis Player to Never Win Wimbledon", Pancho González was one of the greatest tennis player in the history of the sport. During his life time he won 111 titles including 15 major singles titles (includ...
Music
Age 77
May 30, 1909 - June 13, 1986
Long Ridge Union Cemetery / Stamford / Connecticut / USA / North America
American jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as the "King of Swing". Benny Goodman led one of the first integrated jazz groups and help start the careers of many jazz musicians including Lionel Hampton, trumpeters Ziggy Elman an...
Show Business
Age 47
July 28, 1910 - May 9, 1958
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Bill Goodwin was for many years the announcer and a recurring character of the Burns and Allen radio program, and subsequently The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show on television from 1950–1951. In 1945, Goodwin was the "featur...
Business and Finance
Age 56
May 27, 1836 - December 2, 1892
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Jay Gould was an American railroad magnate and financial speculator who is generally identified as one of the original Robber Barons of the Gilded Age. His sharp and often unscrupulous business practices made him one of the wealth...
Sports
Age 86
July 31, 1919 - February 20, 2006
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
In the history of sports broadcasting, few figures have had the power to legitimize an event simply by attending it. For 40 years, Curt Gowdy was that figure. Over the course of a career that spanned five decades and all three bro...
Business and Finance
Age 60
January 8, 1931 - October 25, 1991
Eternal Home Jewish Cemetery / Colma / California / USA / North America
Even though Bill Graham didn't play an instrument or sing in a band, he's one of the most famous names in rock history. Bill Graham was a legendary impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a h...
Crime and their Victims
Age 35
July 8, 1892 - January 12, 1928
Rosedale Cemetery / Montclair / New Jersey / USA / North America
Judd Gray was a corset salesman and Ruth Brown Snyder's lover and accomplice in the badly planned murder of her husband, Albert Snyder. The bored housewife from Queens, New York who, after 7 or so unsuccessful attempts, finally s...
Sports
Age 75
January 1, 1911 - September 4, 1986
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Standing at six-foot-four, 215-pound Hank Greenberg was a baseball legend who played first base and outfield for the Detroit Tigers from 1930 to 1946. Greenberg, who was the American League's most valuable player in 1935 and 1940,...
Crime and their Victims
Age 43
November 14, 1933 - October 6, 1977
Calvary Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
Danny Green was head of the Irish mob and associate of the Cleveland mobster John Nardi's during the 1970s gang war for the city's criminal operations. He pushed into the Cleveland rackets and began competing with the Italian-Am...
Show Business
Age 72
February 12, 1915 - September 11, 1987
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Lorne Greene was the imposing Canadian-born actor who served as a surrogate father to a vast television audience for years as the patriarch of the on-screen Cartwright family in the western series "Bonanza". From the success of th...
Show Business
Age 86
June 1, 1926 - July 3, 2012
Griffith Family Cemetery / Manteo / North Carolina / USA / North America
Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, comedian, television producer, southern gospel singer, and writer[2] whose career spanned seven decades in music and television. Known for his Southern dr...
Business and Finance
Age 79
December 17, 1930 - October 20, 2010
Locust on Hudson, Private residence of Uma Thurman and André Balazs / Staatsburg / New York / USA / North America
Artist, photographer and the founder of the adult magazine Penthouse in 1965, Bob was once worth more than $400 million before a series of bad investments and bankruptcy severely curtailed his extravagant lifestyle
Music
Age 32
December 10, 1926 - February 7, 1959
Moses Allen Chapel Calvary Cemeteries / Thibodaux / Louisiana / USA / North America
In the 1950s, no blues guitarist even came close to equaling the flamboyant Guitar Slim on stage. A masterful guitarist who pioneered the use of the distorted guitar solo, Slim would appear on stage resplendent in a blue suit, blu...
Business and Finance
Age 72
September 23, 1843 - August 15, 1916
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Charles Gulden is known as "The Father of American Mustard" and the founder of Gulden's. Gulden's is the third largest American manufacturer of mustard, after French's and Grey Poupon. It is the oldest continuously operating musta...
Sports
Age 58
July 5, 1904 - February 15, 1963
Swampscott Cemetery / Swampscott / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Bump Hadley was an American Major League Baseball pitcher who began his career in major league baseball in 1926 with the Washington Senators. After 5 years he was traded and played for the Chicago White Sox (1932), St. Louis Brown...
Music
Age 88
July 9, 1919 - May 26, 2008
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Earle Hagen was a talented Hollywood composer and musician who wrote some of the most famous theme songs in television history. Hagen's memorably melodic riffs in a variety of musical genres graced the score of dozens of televisio...
Music
Age 36
May 5, 1965 - December 15, 2001
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Halstead performed as a singer and bassist in Los Angeles punk band Butt Trumpet before departing with two other members — guitarists Blare N. Bitch and Sharon Needles — to form Betty Blowtorch. She died during a tour with Nas...
Music
Age 68
June 2, 1944 - August 6, 2012
Mount Zion Cemetery / Maspeth (Queens) / New York / United States / North America
Legendary musician, composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch was one of only sixteen people to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards ("EGOT") and is one of only two people (along with composer Richard Rodgers) to have won those...
Business and Finance
Age 92
May 21, 1898 - December 10, 1990
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
After earning his medical degree from Columbia University Armand Hammer went on to become a successful entrepreneur before retiring in his 50s. Shortly after he was approached by a friend who suggested that he finance two wildcat ...
Music
Age 94
April 20, 1908 - August 31, 2002
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Considered one of the greatest musicians on the vibraphone, Lionel Hampton is one of the most extraordinary musicians of the 20th century and his artistic achievements symbolize the impact that jazz music has had on American cultu...
Show Business
Age 90
July 14, 1910 - March 22, 2001
Ascension Cemetery / Lake Forest / California / USA / North America
Bill Hanna was an American animator, voice actor, cartoonist, and musician who, in collaboration with Joseph Barbera, created one of the most successful television animation studios in the business that resulted in the creation an...
Crime and their Victims
Age 21
March 1, 1960 - May 2, 1981
Greenwich Cemetery / Savannah / Georgia / USA / North America
The shooting of Danny Hansford by wealthy preservationist Jim Williams at Williams' home in Savannah, Georgia was the subject of the best-selling 1994 true crime novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. Claim...
Sports
Age 73
July 14, 1916 - July 23, 1989
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Claude Harmon was an American professional golfer and golf instructor. He is a member of the World Golf Teachers' Hall of Fame and the PGA of America Hall of Fame. Claude Harmon is best known for winning the 1948 Masters Tournamen...
Show Business
Age 80
August 22, 1939 - August 30, 2019
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Beginning her career as a dancer on Broadway, Harper is best remembered for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977) and its spin-off Rhoda (1974–1978). During her career she received four Emmy Aw...
Show Business
Age 91
June 24, 1904 - August 11, 1995
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Phil Harris, the brash, bourbon-swigging, fast-drawling band leader who became a comic radio star as a Jack Benny sidekick in the 1930's and then enchanted new generations of fans as the unlikely voice of Baloo the Bear in Walt Di...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 47
December 16, 1824 - October 15, 1872
Evergreen Cemetery / New Haven / Connecticut / USA / North America
As the story goes, at 48 years old Mary E. Hart, as she was known in life, “just drops to the floor” one day at midnight. Believing her dead, her family had her buried at Evergreen Cemetery the very next day. However, one nigh...
Business and Finance
Age 83
September 5, 1833 - August 29, 1917
Rosedale Cemetery / Montclair / New Jersey / USA / North America
George Huntington Hartford headed The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P Super Market from 1878 to 1917. During this period, A&P created the concept of the chain grocery store and expanded into the country...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 27
September 23, 1801 - August 25, 1829
Waldfriedhof Löwenstein / Löwenstein / Baden-Württemberg / Germany / Europe
Friederike Hauffe was a German mystic and somnambulist. She suffered from convulsions, and fell into spontaneous trances. Frederike claimed to have communicated with spirits and experienced visions, and she was made famous by the ...
Music
Age 41
December 22, 1921 - March 5, 1963
Forest Lawn Memorial Garden / Goodlettsville / Tennessee / USA / North America
Hawkshaw Hawkins was an American country music singer popular from the 1950s into the early 1960s. He was known for his rich, smooth vocals and music drawn from blues, boogie and honky tonk. At 6 foot 5 inches tall, Hawkins had an...
Sports
Age 74
February 14, 1913 - March 12, 1987
Union Cemetery / Columbus / Ohio / USA / North America
Head Coach of The Ohio State Buckeyes with five national championships during his twenty eight years of coaching. His stellar career came to an abrupt halt when at the 1978 Gator Bowl against Clemson, Coach Hayes punched one of th...
Show Business
Age 52
September 19, 1934 - December 31, 1986
Eternal Hills Memorial Park / Oceanside / California / USA / North America
Actor Lloyd Haynes was probably best known for his portrayal of the popular and understanding history teacher in television’s ″Room 222″. Fans of the Emmy-award winning ″Room 222″ came to know Haynes as Pete Dixon, the t...
Crime and their Victims
Age 86
February 1, 1860 - December 14, 1946
Oakwood Cemetery / Raleigh / North Carolina / USA / North America
The Haywood family was a politically and socially influential white family in Raleigh, North Carolina during with 1800s through the early 1900s with plantations dependent on slave labor in North Carolina as well as Alabama. Ernest...
Sports
Age 69
April 15, 1942 - November 18, 2011
Rose Hills Memorial Park / Whittier / California / USA / North America
Walter Hazzard was an American professional basketball player and college basketball coach. Hazzard attended Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, where his teams went 89–3 and he was named the city's player of the year when he...
Show Business
Age 71
March 7, 1946 - July 21, 2017
Old South Cemetery / Ipswich / Massachusetts / USA / North America
John Heard engaging, intelligent character actor in American film, television and theatre from the mid-1970s onwards. With well over 200 films and TV appearances he received two Obie Awards and an Emmy nomination for his work on t...
Business and Finance
Age 88
April 29, 1863 - August 14, 1951
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park / Colma / California / USA / North America
William Randolph Hearst was the heir to a mining fortune, publisher and politician known for developing the nation's largest newspaper chain and media company, Hearst Communications. His flamboyant methods of yellow journalism inf...
Music
Age 44
May 24, 1967 - November 8, 2011
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Heavy D was a Jamaican-born American rapper, record producer, singer and actor who was among a handful of hip-hop stars from the 1980s who successfully established a lasting career. Having created a string of infectious, party-tim...
Show Business
Age 53
May 25, 1969 - August 11, 2022
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Anne Heche was an actress known for her roles in a variety of genres in film, television, and theater. She received numerous accolades, including a National Board of Review Award and multiple Emmy Awards. Heche's professional acti...
Business and Finance
Age 91
April 9, 1926 - September 27, 2017
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Hugh Hefner transformed the adult entertainment industry with his groundbreaking publication Playboy. From the first issue featuring Marilyn Monroe in December 1953, Playboy expanded into a multimillion-dollar enterprise mirroring...
Music
Age 85
May 21, 1901 - December 1, 1986
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Horace Heidt was an American pianist, big band leader, and radio and television personality. His band, Horace Heidt and his Musical Knights, toured vaudeville and performed on radio and television during the 1930s and 1940s. As le...
Show Business
Age 82
February 14, 1934 - November 24, 2016
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
A 50-year veteran actress of Broadway stage, film and TV, Florence Henderson is best remembered as America's favorite mom Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch. Florence was also a talented dancer, as she also had appeared as a contest...
Writers and Poets
Age 47
September 11, 1862 - June 5, 1910
Riverside Cemetery / Ashville / North Carolina / USA / North America
William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. Porter was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. He moved to Texas in 1882, where he met his wife, Athol Estes, with whom he had two c...
Show Business
Age 96
May 12, 1907 - June 29, 2003
Cedar Hill Cemetery / Hartford / Connecticut / USA / North America
Katharine Hepburn was an American actress whose career as a Hollywood leading lady spanned over six decades. She was known for her headstrong independence, spirited personality, and outspokenness, cultivating a screen persona that...
Music
Age 65
February 1, 1859 - May 26, 1924
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / North America
Victor Herbert was one of the great composers and musicians of his era who enjoyed a prolific career that embraced a variety of musical genres. In addition to forty operettas and two operas, he wrote the music for several Ziegfeld...
Other Entertainers
Age 79
1853 - February 19, 1932
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Adelaide Herrmann was a well-known American magician and vaudeville performer billed as "the Queen of Magic." She was married to Alexander Herrmann, another magician. Together, Alexander ("Professor Herrmann" or "Herrmann the Grea...
Other Entertainers
Age 52
February 10, 1844 - December 17, 1896
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Alexander Herrmann was a French magician, better known as Herrmann the Great. He was married to magician Adelaide Herrmann, known as the Queen of Magic. Together, Alexander ("Professor Herrmann" or "Herrmann the Great") and Adelai...
Business and Finance
Age 87
December 28, 1849 - March 21, 1937
Cedar Hill Cemetery / Hartford / Connecticut / USA / North America
German-born Gilbert F. Heublein was a prominent hotelier, restaurateur, food and liquor distributor in Hartford, Connecticut. While most people remember Gilbert for securing the license and distribution rights of A-1 Steak Sauce t...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 46
July 20, 1922 - February 25, 1969
Greenwood Cemetery / Kingston / New Hampshire / USA / North America
Betty and Barney Hill lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where Betty was a social worker and Barney was a postal worker. The couple were catapulted into the international spotlight when in September 1961 they claimed to have been ...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 85
June 28, 1919 - October 23, 2004
Greenwood Cemetery / Kingston / New Hampshire / USA / North America
Betty and Barney Hill lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where Betty was a social worker and Barney was a postal worker. The couple were catapulted into the international spotlight when in September 1961 they claimed to have been ...
Music
Age 44
April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959
St. Raymond's Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Billie Holiday is considered one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time. Her singing expressed an incredible depth of emotion that spoke of hard times and injustice as well as triumph. Though her career was relatively short an...
Historical Figure
Age 36
August 14, 1851 - November 8, 1887
Linwood Cemetery / Glenwood Springs / Colorado / USA / North America
As a gunslinger, gambler, and occasional dentist he is perhaps best known for his involvement in the notorious Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona
Music
Age 22
September 7, 1936 - February 3, 1959
City of Lubbock Cemetery / Lubbock / Texas / USA / North America
Buddy Holly was an American singer-songwriter who was a key figure and pioneer of mid-1950s rock and roll music. Some of his best hits include "That'll Be The Day", "Peggy Sue", "Everyday", and "It's So Easy". He is often regarded...
Artists
Age 74
February 24, 1836 - September 29, 1910
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America and a preeminent figure in American art. Largely self-taught...
Show Business
Age 47
November 8, 1931 - June 13, 1979
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Beloved child actress best remembered as the leading lady in the Our Gang series from 1935 to 1941. After 6 years in the Our Gang series, Darla moved on to guest on such TV shows of the early 1960s as You Bet Your Life, The Jack...
Music
Age 60
April 6, 1921 - December 8, 1981
Restvale Cemetery / Alsip / Illinois / USA / North America
Big Walter “Shakey” Horton was legendary blues harmonica and vocalist and while much less known than Little Walter or Sonny Boy Williamson #2, was one of the greatest harp players in the history of the blues. While he recorded...
Other Entertainers
Age 52
March 24, 1974 - October 31, 1926
Machpelah Cemetery / Flushing / New York / USA / North America
Harry Houdini is most often remembered as an escape artist and a magician. He was also an actor, a pioneering aviator, an amateur historian, businessman and performance artist of such great success that his name will live in perpe...
Music
Age 86
March 21, 1902 - October 19, 1988
Mt. Hazel Cemetery / Detroit / Michigan / USAS / North America
The main source of inspiration for Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, Son House was a major innovator of the Delta blues style, along with his playing partners Charley Patton and Willie Brown. Few listening experiences in the blues ...
Music
Age 48
August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012
Fairview Cemetery / Westfield / New Jersey / USA / North America
Whitney Houston was arguably one of the greatest American singers of modern history. Nicknamed "The Voice", she generated sales of over 200 million records worldwide and is one of the bestselling music artists of all time. Houston...
Music
Age 48
May 23, 1963 - September 12, 1914
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Eddy Howard was an American vocalist and bandleader who was popular during the 1940s and 1950s who scored his first No. 1 single for Eddy Howard and his Orchestra, "To Each His Own" which spent five non-consecutive weeks at the to...
Business and Finance
Age 70
December 24, 1905 - April 5, 1976
Glenwood Cemetery / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Howard Hughes inherited a small fortune in the tool and die manufacturer business and pursued his passions for aviation and motion-picture production and as a director to create an enormous fortune and celebrity. But they say mone...
Writers and Poets
Age 83
February 26, 1802 - May 22, 1885
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Victor Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside France, his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables (1862), and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831). In France, Hugo is renowned fo...
Sports
Age 53
April 8, 1946 - September 9, 1999
Cedarwood Cemetery / Hertford / North Carolina / USA / North America
Jim "Catfish" Hunter, whose pitching prowess earned him five World Series rings, 224 victories, a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame and made him the game's first big-money free agent. Recruited right out of high school at age 18, ...
Show Business
Age 81
August 5, 1906 - August 28, 1987
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
The ten-time Oscar-nominated director was an eccentric rebel of epic proportions; a Hollywood titan who reigned supreme as director, screenwriter and character actor in a career that endured over five decades. His iconic films inc...
Business and Finance
Age 66
November 14, 1912 - May 11, 1979
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Barbara Woolworth Hutton was born in New York City on 14 November 1912, the daughter of Edna and Franklyn Hutton and the granddaughter of Frank Winfield Woolworth, founder of the phenomenally successful chain of retail "five and d...
Show Business
Age 86
February 26, 1921 - March 12, 2007
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Betty Hutton was an American stage, screen, and television actress, comedian, dancer, and singer. Unlike other actresses who have been called "blonde bombshells," Hutton had a screen personality that had more to do with energy an...
Artists
Age 87
May 24, 1925 - April 4, 2013
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
Carmine Michael Infantino was an American comics artist and editor, primarily for DC Comics, during the late 1950s and early 1960s period known as the Silver Age of Comic Books. Among his character creations are the Silver Age ver...
Artists
Age
January 5, 1854 - July 27, 1926
Rosedale Cemetery / Montclair / New Jersey / USA / North America
George Inness Jr. was one of America's foremost figure and landscape artists and the son of George Inness, an important American landscape painter. He studied with his father and Léon Bonnat in the 1870s in Europe, where he was m...
Artists
Age 69
May 1, 1825 - August 3, 1894
Rosedale Cemetery / Montclair / New Jersey / USA / North America
Often called "the father of American landscape painting", George Inness was a prominent American landscape painter during the late 1800s. Although Inness's style evolved through distinct stages over a prolific career that spanned ...
Music
Age 56
August 18, 1953 - June 6, 2010
George Washington Memorial Park / Paramus / New Jersey / USA / North America
Marvin Isley was an American musician best known as the deep, funky bass player for the Isley Brothers. The Isley Brothers were initially a vocal trio made up of brothers O'Kelly Isley Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley. They bro...
Music
Age 48
December 25, 1937 - March 31, 1986
George Washington Memorial Park / Paramus / New Jersey / USA / North America
The eldest of the Isley Brothers, Kelly started singing with his brothers at church when in 1944 he and his three younger brothers (Rudy, Ronnie and Vernon) formed The Isley Brothers and toured the gospel circuit. Following the de...
Music
Age 39
November 27, 1935 - October 1, 1975
New Park Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
Dubbed “The Human Timekeeper” for his impeccable rhythm and timing, Al Jackson, Jr. was a member of the seminal Stax Records house band Booker T. and the MG’s and provided the beat for the likes of Al Green, Sam & Dave, Otis...
Music
Age 60
October 26, 1911 - January 27, 1972
Providence Memorial Park / Metairie / Louisiana / USA / North America
Known as the Queen of Gospel Music, Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer, widely considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century. With a career spanning 40 years, Jackson was integral to the developme...
Sports
Age 29
December 22, 1948 - July 22, 1978
Cimitero di Tarquinia / Tarquinia, Lazio / Province of Viterbo / Italy / Europe
Angelo Jacopucci was an middleweight Italian boxing champion who was affectionately called by his fellow citizens "brigetto" to underline his slender physical structure and agility. Upon winning the continental middleweight title,...
Music
Age 81
October 30, 1922 - July 22, 2004
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Although Illinois Jacquet may be best remembered as the tenor saxophonist who defined the screeching style of playing the instrument, his warm and sensitive tone may also be heard on countless jazz ballads and medium groove-tempo ...
Music
Age 37
January 21, 1965 - October 30, 2002
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Jam Master Jay was a musician and the DJ of the influential hip hop group Run-D.M.C. During the 1980s, Run-D.M.C. became one of the biggest hip hop groups and are credited with breaking hip hop into mainstream music. On October 30...
Music
Age 56
February 1, 1948 - August 6, 2004
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Buffalo / New York / USA / North America
Rick James was a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and funk master who let everyone know "I'M RICK JAMES BITCH!"
Show Business
Age 48
March 27, 1931 - February 13, 1980
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
In addition to his great success as Richard Kimbel on the TV series The Fugitive, David Janssen was a talented and prolific actor starring in 4 television series, appearing in 44 feature films, 20 television movies, and countless ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 80
July 3, 1907 - July 13, 1987
Cremated / North America
Notorious Chicago-based stable owner implicated in multiple disappearances and murders including the famous 1955 Peterson-Schuessler murder, involvement in the 1956 murder of the two Grimes sisters, and in the 1977 disappearance o...
Music
Age 64
June 15, 1937 - February 13, 2002
Mesa Cemetery / Mesa / Arizona / USA / North America
Waylon Jennings was the "outlaw" singer, songwriter and musician who was one of the founding pioneers of the Outlaw Movement in country music in the 1970s. A protégé of Buddy Holly and devotee of Hank Williams, he sold more than...
Music
Age 63
December 27, 1885 - July 7, 1949
St. Edward Cemetery / New Iberia / Louisiana / USA / North America
Willie "Bunk" Johnson was an prominent jazz trumpeter in New Orleans who lied and/or exaggerated his role in the development of jazz that historians have a difficult time understanding the truth from fiction. But what everyone agr...
Business and Finance
Age 75
February 2, 1897 - June 20, 1972
Milton Cemetery / Milton / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Howard Johnson was an American entrepreneur, businessman, and the founder of an American chain of restaurants and motels under one company of the same name, Howard Johnson's. For three years he sold cigars,. and then in 1924, when...
Sports
Age 89
October 26, 1899 - June 15, 1989
Silverbrook Cemetery / Wilmington / Delaware / USA / North America
William "Judy" Johnson was an American professional third baseman and manager whose career in Negro league baseball spanned 17 seasons, from 1921 to 1937. Slight of build, Johnson never developed as a power threat but achieved his...
Show Business
Age 64
June 9, 1886 - October 23, 1950
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Jolson rose through the ranks of vaudeville as a comedian and a blackface “Mammy” singer. By 1920, he had become the biggest star on Broadway, but he is probably best remembered for his film career. He starred in "The Jazz Sin...
Music
Age 27
February 28, 1942 - July 3, 1969
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire / Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium / Europe
Long-time Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman said of Brian Jones, "He formed the band. He chose the members. He named the band. He chose the music we played. He got us gigs. ... he was very influential, very important, and then slo...
Crime and their Victims
Age 17
April 13, 1836 - January 13, 1854
New Boston Cemetery / New Boston / New Hampshire / United States / North America
In the 1800s Sevilla Jones was a 17-year-old girl who was shot dead by Henry Sargent one morning as she was walking to school with her younger brother. Henry loved Sevilla, and he believed that she had “given him encouragement....
Music
Age 53
December 14, 1911 - May 1, 1965
Holy Cross Cemetery / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Considered by many as the Father of Novelty Music, Spike Jones was the “Weird Al” Yankovic of the 1940s through the early 60s. A talented and serious musician and bandleader, Spike Jones and His City Slickers specialized in sp...
Music
Age 27
January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970
Cremated / USA / North America
A permanent member of the "27 Club" (rock stars who died at age 27) Janis Joplin was premier white female blues vocalist of the 1960s, who performed with a fierce and uninhibited musical style before dying of a drug overdose in a ...
Music
Age 80
September 30, 1934 - December 21, 2014
Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof / Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234 / Vienna / Austria / Europe
Udo Jürgens, was an Austrian composer and singer of German origin of popular music whose career spanned over 50 years. He won the Eurovision Song Contest 1966 for Austria, composed close to 1,000 songs, and sold over 104 million ...
Show Business
Age 75
November 14, 1921 - June 24, 1997
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Brian Keith was an American film, television and stage actor who in his six-decade-long career gained recognition for his work in movies such as the Disney family film The Parent Trap (1961), Johnny Shiloh (1963), the comedy The R...
Show Business
Age 94
June 24, 1910 - September 11, 2004
Cimetière de Montmartre / Paris / France / Europe
Margaret Kelly, known as Miss Bluebell, was an Irish dancer who was the founder of the Bluebell Girls dance troupe. At the age of 14, Kelly left school and joined a Scottish dance troupe called the Hot Jocks. Nine months later, sh...
Music
Age 52
December 17, 1939 - October 5, 1992
Elwood Cemetery / Birmingham / Alabama / USa / North America
Eddie Kendricks was an American R&B singer and songwriter noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style. Kendricks co-founded the Motown singing group the Temptations and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. He w...
Historical Figure
Age 28
June 15, 1955 - April 25, 1984
Holyhood Cemetery / Chestnut Hill / Massachusetts / USA / North America
David Kennedy was the was the fourth of eleven children to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy who had led a deeply troubled life since witnessing the assassination of his father on live TV as he was waiting for his...
World Leaders
Age 46
May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963
Arlington National Cemetery / Arlington / Virginia / USA / North America
John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States of America, negotiated the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, and initiated the Alliance for Progress. He was assassinated in 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald.
Business and Finance
Age 81
September 6, 1888 – - November 18, 1969
Holyhood Cemetery / Chestnut Hill / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Joseph P. Kennedy is best known for being the father of three political leaders: President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, who served as a U.S. senator and attorney general. Kennedy became a bank pres...
Historical Figure
Age 51
February 27, 1960 - September 16, 2011
Holyhood Cemetery / Chestnut Hill / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Kara Kennedy was born into a public family, the daughter of the Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Joan Bennett Kennedy, but was a private person who was able to live her life outside the public glare. After graduating from the Nationa...
Historical Figure
Age 39
February 27, 1958 - December 31, 1997
Holyhood Cemetery / Chestnut Hill / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Michael LeMoyne Kennedy was born into a very public family as Robert F. and Ethel Kennedy's middle of 11 children. He graduated from Harvard in 1980 and then went to law school at the University of Virginia, where he earned a law ...
Historical Figure
Age 71
January 14, 1858 - May 18, 1929
Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum / Malden / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Patrick Joseph Kennedy (P.J. to his friends and grandfather to President John F. Kennedy) was the son of Irish immigrants. His father, Patrick Kennedy, died of cholera ten months after he was born while his mother, Bridget Kennedy...
Historical Figure
Age 104
July 22, 1890 - January 22, 1995
Holyhood Cemetery / Chestnut Hill / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was the mother of President John F. Kennedy and of two United States Senators, the long-suffering wife of a fabulously wealthy businessman-ambassador and the matriarch of a family whose political triumphs a...
Historical Figure
Age 86
September 13, 1918 - January 7, 2005
Holyhood Cemetery / Chestnut Hill / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Rosemary Kennedy was the third child and eldest daughter of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and her brothers included future president John F. Kennedy. She was slower to crawl, slower to walk and to speak than her brothers and she reporte...
Music
Age 67
December 15, 1911 - August 25, 1979
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
As a pianist, composer, arranger and band leader, Stan Kenton led an innovative and influential jazz orchestra for almost four decades performing such jazz standards as Tampico, Adventures in Jazz and West Side Story.
Music
Age 60
January 27, 1885 - November 11, 1945
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
If he had only written the score for Showboat, Jerome Kern's position as a musical genius would be secure. Instead he also wrote Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Way You Look Tonight and countless other songs for Broadway and the movi...
Writers and Poets
Age 47
March 12, 1922 - October 21, 1969
Edson Cemetery / Lowell / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Jack Kerouac, was an American novelist who, alongside Jack Cassidey, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation in the late 1950s through the early 60s. After the publication of On The Road and T...
Sports
Age 68
April 9, 1889 - May 31, 1957
Calvary Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
Johnny Kilbane was a successful featherweight boxer in the early part of the 20th century. He held the World Featherweight title from 1912 to 1923, the longest period in the division's history, having defended the title against fo...
Music
Age 70
December 24, 1945 - December 28, 2015
Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Inspired by the Beatles and worked as a roadie for the Jimi Hendrix Experience in the 1960s, Lemmy Kilmister was the pure embodiment of the rock 'n' roll spirit. A fixture at the Rainbow on Hollywood Blvd when not on the road, Lem...
Music
Age 69
April 25, 1923 - December 21, 1992
Paradise Gardens Cemetery / Edmondson / Arkansas / USA / North America
Standing at six-foot-four, 300-pounds King was able to bend notes farther and more powerfully than almost any other guitarist, and his records influenced a generation bluesman from Eric Clapton to Duane Allman and, of course, Stev...
Music
Age 42
September 3, 1934 - December 28, 1976
Sparkman Hillcrest Cemetery / Dallas / Texas / USA / North America
Known as one of the Three Kings of Blues (along with Albert King and B.B. King) Freddie King was the stylistic heir to T-Bone Walker and B.B. King. He would have been remembered as a great Texas blues legend had not been the for t...
Music
Age 18
June 8, 1949 - December 10, 1967
New Park Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
As a member of the Bar-Kays, Jimmy King played guitar for Otis Redding and died in the plane crash that took the life of Otis Redding, Phalon Jones, Carl Cunningham, Ronnie Caldwell and valet Matthew Kelly. Only Ben Cauley surviv...
Show Business
Age 38
December 8, 1953 - April 10, 1992
Memorial Park Cemetery / Tulsa / Oklahoma / USA / North America
American stand-up comedian and actor best known for his Pentecostal preacher scream, and roles in the popular films 'Caddyshack' and 'Back to School'. Sam Kinison struggled with cocaine addiction, and having been clean 2 months an...
Business and Finance
Age 91
December 11, 1889 - December 3, 1981
Loma Linda Memorial Park / Fullerton / California / USA / North America
Walter Knott was an American farmer who created the Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in California. In the 1920s, Walter Knott was a somewhat unsuccessful farmer, whose fortunes changed when he nursed several abandoned berry pla...
Show Business
Age 81
July 21, 1924 - February 24, 2006
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Don Knott's half-century career included seven TV series and more than 25 films, but it was The Andy Griffith Show that brought him TV immortality and five Emmies. His early classic films include The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), ...
Business and Finance
Age 54
April 11, 1861 - May 17, 1915
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Buffalo / New York / USA / North America
Seymour Knox was a Buffalo, New York businessman who made his fortune in five-and-dime stores. He merged his more than 100 stores with those of his first cousins, Frank Winfield Woolworth and Charles Woolworth, to form the F. W. W...
Music
Age 54
March 11, 1949 - September 15, 2003
Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Michael was the lead guitarist for the psychedelic rock band Fever Tree who, in 1968, released their best known song, "San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)", becoming the group's only nationally charting single.
Show Business
Age 42
January 23, 1919 - January 13, 1962
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Ernest Kovacs was a American comedian, actor and writer whose visually experimental and often spontaneous comedic style influenced numerous television comedy programs for years after his death. Kovacs has been credited as an influ...
Music
Age 86
February 2, 1875 - January 29, 1962
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Making his professional debut at the age of 13, Fritz Kreisler is considered the one of the greatest, if not the greatest, violinist ever to play the instrument. His technique was animated by a riveting vibrato the likes of which ...
Business and Finance
Age 76
January 24, 1860 - July 21, 1938
Spring Grove Cemetery / Cincinnati / Ohio / USA / North America
Bernard Kroger was a successful American businessman who created the Kroger chain of supermarkets. Kroger was a pioneering grocery innovator who introduced self-service shopping to the public in 1916 which allowed customers to ent...
Music
Age 64
January 15, 1909 - October 16, 1973
Holy Cross Cemetery / Calumet City / Illinois / USA / North America
Before Keith Moon, before John Bonham there was the one and only Gene Krupa - one of the greatest drummers and drum kit innovators in the 20th century. With his arms flailing behind the drum kit, Krupa forever changed the role of ...
Show Business
Age 29
July 28, 1896 - January 30, 1926
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
The woman dubbed "The Girl Who Is Too Beautiful" was silent-film actress and screenwriter Barbara La Marr who once said, "I take lovers like roses . . . by the dozen." And she was hardly exaggerating: By age 19 she had been marrie...
Show Business
Age 50
September 3, 1913 - January 29, 1964
Forest Lawn Memorial Park / Glendale / California / USA / North America
Alan Ladd was an American actor became an overnight star by playing Raven, a sensitive hit man, in "This Gun for Hire" (1942). Ladd continued his success in film in the 1940s and early 1950s in Westerns such as the classic Shane (...
Other Entertainers
Age 40
February 25, 1891 - May 9, 1911
Piershill Cemetery / Edinburgh / Scotland / Europe
Sigmund Neuberger (aka The Great Lafayette) was a master illusionist and one of the most highly paid entertainers in the world in his era. Sadly, on May 9, 1911 a devastating fire broke out at the Empire Palace Theatre in Edinburg...
Show Business
Age 81
April 17, 1905 - January 9, 1987
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Arthur Lake portrayed the comic strip character Dagwood Bumstead and called for help with a high-pitched ''Blonnndie!'' in more than two dozen films throughout the 1940s. Lake was best known as the bumbling husband of Blondie, pla...
Historical Figure
Age 74
June 8, 1919 - October 3, 1993
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
American socialite, actress, and radio comedian, and suspected of being the illegitimate child of William Randolph Hearst Sr. and Marion Davies. Patricia Lake confirmed this shortly before she died.
Show Business
Age 85
November 9, 1914 - January 19, 2000
Der Wiener Zentralfriedhof / Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234 / Vienna / Austria / Europe
Hedy Lamarr, the raven-haired Viennese beauty who became one of the reigning temptresses in Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's, especially as Delilah vamping Victor Mature's Samson was was an Austrian-born Austro-Hungarian-Ame...
Show Business
Age 80
November 2, 1913 - October 20, 1994
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Burt Lancaster was a failed circus performer when in 1945 (according to the sort of Hollywood legend of which one should probably believe only half) he chanced to share an elevator ride with a theatrical producer who assumed that ...
Science
Age 81
May 7, 1909 - March 1, 1991
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Edwin H. Land was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation and the inventor of instant photography. “Dr. Land,’’ as most people referred to him, left Harvard College before...
Show Business
Age 61
September 7, 1923 - December 24, 1984
Cremated / North America
At age 25, Lawford was one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood and a symbol of glamour and romance. By the end of his life, he was heavily addicted to drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, kinky sex and so broke that he didn't think tw...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 44
April 19, 1949 - October 6, 1993
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Lawnchair Larry was an American truck driver who made a 45-minute flight in a homemade airship made of an ordinary patio chair and 45 helium-filled weather balloons. The aircraft, named 'Inspiration I', and with a couple of sandwi...
Show Business
Age 52
January 2, 1886 - December 28, 1938
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Florence Lawrence was a Canadian-American stage performer and film actress. She is often referred to as the "first movie star", and was thought to be the first film actor to be named publicly until evidence published in 2019 indic...
Show Business
Age 86
March 28, 1907 - December 30, 1993
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Irving "Swifty" Lazar was the legendary Hollywood talent agent whose image as a dapper, elfin deal-maker with Coke-bottle glasses and bald dome made him a caricaturist's dream represent some of the greatest talent in Hollywood in...
Artists
Age 86
April 16, 1755 - March 30, 1842
Cimetière de Louveciennes / Louveciennes / France / Europe
Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun was one of the great portrait artists in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, easily the equal of Quentin de La Tour or Jean Baptiste Greuze. Born into relatively modest circumstances, she firml...
Disasters
Age 7
January 7, 1975 - July 23, 1982
Forest Lawn Memorial Park / Cypress / California / USA / North America
In 1982 top film directors and producers, including Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Joe Dante, and George Miller all contributed to what was to become The Twilight Zone: The Movie. During what was to be the final scene in the final...
Show Business
Age 76
August 29, 1941 - August 24, 2018
Palm Memorial Park / Las Vegas / Nevada / USA / North America
Robin Leach was a TV personality, entertainment reporter, writer and columnist who became a symbol of unapologetic opulence as host of the popular syndicated television show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” in the 1980s and...
Science
Age 80
September 7, 1707 - April 16, 1788
Sainte-Urse de Montbard Church / Montbard / France / Europe
Comte de Buffon was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopédiste whose collective works influenced generations of naturalists including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. He was considered by many to...
Show Business
Age 100
November 6, 1899 - May 25, 2000
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Francis Lederer was an Austro-Hungarian Empire-born American film and stage actor with a successful career, first in Europe, then in the United States. Lederer's career spanned the century from ''Pandora's Box,'' the 1929 German s...
Show Business
Age 89
December 8, 1915 - July 2, 2005
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Ernest Lehman was an American screenwriter, producer, and director who was nominated six times for Academy Awards for Best Screenplay during his career, but never won. Ernest Lehman received the first Honorary Academy Award to eve...
Show Business
Age 76
February 8, 1925 - June 27, 2001
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Born the only child of a wealthy Boston family (his father was president of a baking company) Jack Lemmon was an American actor and musician who, after naval service and graduation from Harvard, headed for New York and fame - with...
Music
Age 38
March 5, 1929 - April 29, 1967
Salem Missionary Baptist Church / Monticello / Mississippi / USA / North America
Monticello area native J. B. Lenoir was a distinctive blues artist, in both his high-pitched singing style and the candid political critiques in many of his song lyrics and is best remembered for his 1955 hit “Mama, Talk to Your...
Sports
Age 57
June 1, 1846 - August 21, 1903
New Calvary Cemetery / Mattapan / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Andy Leonard was one of the first professional baseball players of the 19th century (and firs of Irish descent), who played primarily left field. He played for a number of teams but was best known for his time with the Cincinnati ...
Business and Finance
Age 60
June 17, 1862 - May 18, 1923
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Arthur Letts Sr. was an immigrant from England who made his fortune in Los Angeles, California, in the early year 1900s when he built a department store and real estate empire by transforming a small, bankrupt dry goods store in d...
Artists
Age 65
December 27, 1906 - August 14, 1972
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Oscar Levant was a brilliant composer and pianist who originally studied seriously with Zygmunt Stojowski and later with Arnold Schoenberg. After New York he moved to Los Angeles where he met and befriended George Gershwin. From ...
Writers and Poets
Age 64
November 29, 1898 - November 22, 1963
Holy Trinity Church, Headington Quarry / Headington, Oxford / United Kingdom / Europe
C.S. Lewis is best known for his beloved fiction novels, notably The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and The Space Trilogy. He is also known for his popular works of non-fiction Christian apologetics, including Mere C...
Music
Age 88
March 8, 1893 - September 14, 1981
Hollywood Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
A notable guitarist in both the bottleneck and finger-picking styles, Furry was a country blues guitarist and songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee whose greatest productivity came late in life during the folk blues revival of th...
Show Business
Age 67
05/16/1919 - 02/04/1987
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Liberace was an American pianist, singer, and actor. He had a successful career spanning four decades of concerts, recordings, television, motion pictures, and endorsements. At the height of his fame from the 1950s to 1970s, Liber...
Music
Age 69
March 15, 1912 - January 30, 1982
Forest Park Cemetery (Lawndale) / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Sam Lightnin' Hopkins began his blues trail as Blind Lemon Jefferson's guide before spending 30 years on the weekend juke joint circuit. As a soloist who loved to drink, smoke, gamble, fight and chase women, Hopkins had the scars ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 82
July 5, 1934 - June 19, 2017
Oak Grove Cemetery / Medford / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Peter Limone was an active member in the Patriarca crime family as a bookie and was an up-and-coming mobster in the Boston crime family who, prior to his arrest, was only arrested once for running a dice game. In 1965, Edward "Ted...
Historical Figure
Age 56
February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865
Oak Ridge Cemetery / Springfield / Illinois / USA / North America
As one of the greatest American presidents in all of American history, Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America from 1861 until his assassination in 1865 by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln led the nation t...
Historical Figure
Age 63
December 13, 1818 - July 16, 1882
Oak Ridge Cemetery / Springfield / Illinois / USA / North America
Mary Todd Lincoln was the wife of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and as such the First Lady of the United States from 1861 to 1865.
Crime and their Victims
Age
- November 9, 1971
Fairview Cemetery / Westfield / New Jersey / USA / North America
John List was a narcissistic mass murderer who suffered from obsessive-compulsive personality disorder who systematically murdered his mother, his wife and three children on November 9, 1971. Fired from his accounting position at ...
Show Business
Age 47
February 24, 1928 - October 18, 1975
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
If you liked watching films in the 1970s, you'll know who Al Lettieri was, even if you can't put a face to the name. He played Solozzo in The Godfather. (Michael played by Al Pacino shot him dead with the Police Chief in the resta...
Music
Age 23
April 2, 1938 - October 5, 1961
New Park Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
Booker Little, twenty-three year-old composer, arranger and trumpet player has lately come to demonstrate, in recordings and as the musical director of the Max Roach group, a talent that was taken too early. When he died suddenly ...
Music
Age 91
March 27, 1915 - November 21, 2006
Riverside Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
Robert Lockwood Jr. was a Delta blues guitarist who recorded for Chess Records and other Chicago labels in the 1950s and 1960s. He was the only guitarist to have learned to play directly from Robert Johnson. Robert Lockwood was on...
Historical Figure
Age 82
July 5, 1902 - February 27, 1985
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and served as U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam 1963-64, 1965-67, to West Germany 1968-69; chief U.S. negotiator at Vietnam peace talks in Paris 1969; presidentia...
Historical Figure
Age 74
May 12, 1850 - November 9, 1924
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
With four degrees from Harvard and a highly published historian, Henry Cabot Lodge was an American Republican politician, historian, and statesman from Massachusetts. He served in the United States Senate from 1893 to 1924 and is ...
Music
Age 86
June 10, 1901 - February 1, 1988
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Frederick Loewe was was an Austrian-American composer who collaborated with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner on a series of Broadway musicals, including classic musicals like Gigi, Camelot, My Fair Lady, Paint Your Wagon and Brigadoon. A ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 95
December 31, 1969 - March 31, 2006
Calvary Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
Big Ange, the son of Prohibition mob boss Joseph Lonardo, took control of the Cleveland crime family in 1962. He led the family until 1984 when he was convicted of running a drug ring and was sentenced to life in prison. He then b...
Crime and their Victims
Age 42
April 1, 1887 - October 19, 1929
Calvary Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
One of four brothers that made up the Lonardo crime family, Frank was gunned down during a card game in the back of a downtown Cleveland barbershop years after the murder of his brothers Big Joe and John Lonardo. While the crime w...
Crime and their Victims
Age 29
January 1, 1970 - October 13, 1927
Calvary Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
Part of the Lonardo crime family, John was gunned down with his brother "Big Joe" Lonardo (who at the time was the first ever crime boss of the Cleveland crime family).
Crime and their Victims
Age 42
October 20, 1884 - October 13, 1927
Calvary Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
"Big Joe" Lonardo (also known as "The Corn Sugar Baron") was the first ever crime boss of the Cleveland crime family. He and his brother John were murder by his own Underboss Salvatore "Black Sam" Todaro.
Music
Age 74
September 26, 1926 - October 18, 2000
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
American singer and actress whose career spanned more than 40 years. Julie London was known for her sultry vocals, and her recording of "Cry Me a River" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001. As a successful actress, L...
Writers and Poets
Age 75
February 27, 1807 - March 24, 1882
Mount Auburn Cemeter / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was one of the most widely known and best-loved American poets of the 19th century. He achieved a level of national and international prominence previously unequaled in the literary history of the United...
Music
Age 61
December 19, 1918 - January 30, 1980
Mount Olivet Cemetery / New Orleans / Louisiana / USA / North America
Professor Longhair (or "Fess" for short) was a Louisiana born singer and pianist who performed New Orleans blues. He was active in two distinct periods, first in the heyday of early rhythm and blues and later in the resurgence of ...
Music
Age 30
May 27, 1971 - April 25, 2002
Hillandale Memorial Gardens / Lithonia / Georgia / USA / North America
For many, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes simply was TLC who jacked the pop charts with a blend of soul and rap that preached safe sex and self-reliance. Two years after their first album was released, TLC went on to garner internationa...
Sports
Age 21
August 22, 1939 - February 15, 1961
Swampscott Cemetery / Swampscott / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Bradley Lord athlete and American figure skater who competed in men's singles. He won the gold medal at the 1961 United States Figure Skating Championships and placed second at the 1961 North American Figure Skating Championships....
Show Business
Age 60
June 26, 1904 - March 23, 1964
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
A Hungary born actor, Lorre's success is best remember with his pairing with Sydney Greenstreet as Joel Cairo in The Maltese Falcon (1941), continued in Casablanca (1942) and seven other films during the early 1940s
Crime and their Victims
Age 65
November 24, 1897 - January 26, 1962
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
Charles “Lucky” Luciano (born Salvatore Lucania) did more to create the modern American Mafia and the national criminal Syndicate than any other single man. Luciano led a group of young Italian and Jewish mobsters against the ...
Show Business
Age 73
October 20, 1882 - August 16, 1956
Holy Cross Cemetery / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Bela Lugosi was a Hungarian-born actor who was most famous for his sinister portrayal of the elegantly mannered vampire Count Dracula. During his prime he was the undisputed King of Horror.
Music
Age 45
June 6, 1902 - July 12, 1947
Elmwood Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
Jimmie Lunceford was one of the most underrated American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleaders in the golden years of the Swing Era. Any list of the greatest bands of the swing era usually starts with those of Count Basie, Benny G...
Music
Age 54
April 20, 1951 - July 1, 2005
George Washington Memorial Park / Paramus / New Jersey / USA / North America
Luther Vandross was an American soul and R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. Throughout his career, he achieved eleven consecutive RIAA-certified platinum albums and sold over 40 million records worldwide. After a short s...
Music
Age 25
September 30, 1942 - February 27, 1968
Saint Raymond's Cemetery / The Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers were five kids from Washington Heights, just north of Harlem where they sang doo-wop under the streetlight on the corner of 165th and Amsterdam. After just a few months of rehearsal they cut their f...
Show Business
Age 55
June 13, 1926 - January 10, 1982
Amity Cemetery / Mt. Vernon / Ohio / USA / North America
“I'll take Paul Lynde.” Not so long ago (actually a lifetime ago) if that sentence was uttered by a contestant on Hollywood Squares, lights would flash around the center cube in a grid of B-level celebrities and settle on a g...
Show Business
Age 82
November 30, 1887 - November 12, 1970
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
George MacAnnan was an American actor best known for his supporting roles in Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943), Supernatural (1933) and White Zombie (1932).
Show Business
Age 90
February 28, 1931 - May 29, 2021
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Gavin MacLeod was an American actor best known for his roles as news writer Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and ship's captain Merrill Stubing on ABC's The Love Boat. MacLeod made his television debut in 1957 on The ...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 25
December 21, 1896 - September 12, 1922
Rosedale Cemetery / Montclair / New Jersey / USA / North America
Amelia ‘Mollie’ Maggia was the middle child of seven Maggia sisters; listed in order of age: Louise, Clara, Albina, Mollie, Quinta, Irma and Josephine. Children of Italian immigrants, Albina, Mollie, Quinta and Irma all worked...
Crime and their Victims
Age 69
July 21, 1889 - March 14, 1959
Holy Cross Cemetery / Yeadon / Pennsylvania / USA / North America
Michael Maggio was one of the original Philadelphia organized crime figures beginning in the 1910s. The leader of "the Greaser Gang" in south Philadelphia, he quickly ascended to a leadership role in the Philly crime family. Known...
Writers and Poets
Age 84
January 31, 1923 - November 10, 2007
Provincetown Cemetery / Provincetown / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Norman Mailer was a writer and serial philanderer and homophobe who enjoyed violence against women - both in his writings and in real life. He wasn't just callous and amoral, he relished violence. Mailer stabbed his wife, Adele Mo...
Historical Figure
Age 39
May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Malcolm X was a Muslim minister and controversial human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement. He is best known for his time spent as a vocal spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X was als...
Show Business
Age 34
April 19, 1933 - June 29, 1967
Fairview Cemetery / Pen Argyl / Pennsylvania / USA / North America
Jayne Mansfield was an American actress, singer, model, nightclub entertainer, and Playboy Playmate. A sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s while under contract at 20th Century Fox, Mansfield was known for her well-publicized p...
Music
Age 30
January 1, 1934 - July 31, 1964
Spring Hill Cemetery / Nashville / Tennessee / USA / North America
"Dockie" Dean Manuel played piano for several noteworthy bands of the mid-twentieth century both on the West Coast and in Nashville, Tennessee. While attempting to re-establish himself in the West Coast country music scene after r...
Music
Age 74
February 12, 1939 - May 20, 2013
Cremated / North America
Ray Manzarek was an American singer, producer, film director, and author. He was best known as the co-founder of the rock band The Doors with singer and lyricist Jim Morrison. Manzarek was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of F...
Artists
Age 42
November 4, 1946 - March 9, 1989
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
Robert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self-portraits, and still-life images....
Crime and their Victims
Age 45
July 31, 1886 - September 10, 1931
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
Salvatore Maranzano was an organized crime figure from the town of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, and an early Cosa Nostra boss who led what later would become the Bonanno crime family in New York City. He instigated the Castell...
Show Business
Age 60
June 10, 1927 - May 14, 2006
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Paul Marco (June 10, 1927 – May 14, 2006) was C-level actor who often appeared in dreadful movies made by Ed Wood including Bride of the Monster, Night of the Ghouls and Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Crime and their Victims
Age 42
April 13, 1926 - April 20, 1968
St Ann Cemetery / Cranston / Rhode Island / USA / North America
In 1968 local bookmaker Rudolph “Rudy” Marfeo had recently defied New England mob boss Raymond Patriarca by refusing to pay his "tribute money" and publicly disrespecting Ray Patriarca. This was not wise considering Patriarca ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 40
October 1, 1925 - July 13, 1966
St Ann Cemetery / Cranston / Rhode Island / USA / North America
Willie Marfeo was a New England mobster who operating his card games and dice games in various locations in Providence, Rhode Island. In the early 1960s Willie was doing quite well - well enough to loudly brag that he didn't need ...
Music
Age 36
February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981
Bob Marley Centre and Mausoleum / Nine Mile / Jamaica / North America
Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, songwriter and musician whose brilliant and ongoing distillation of early ska, rock steady, and reggae musical forms blossomed in the 1970s into an electrifying rock-influenced hybrid that made hi...
Sports
Age 61
May 16, 1928 - December 25, 1989
Gate of Heaven Cemetery / Hawthorne / New York / USA / North America
Billy Martin played second base and as a utility infielder for 11 seasons, but made his true mark on Major League Baseball as a manager for 16 years and five different teams. As a manager, Martin developed a reputation as a genius...
Show Business
Age 78
June 7, 1917 - December 25, 1995
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Throughout his career Dean Martin slyly and hilariously exploited the myth that his supreme relaxation was the result of knocking back a few too many martinis. In fact Dean was the master of the insinuating ad-lib and a natural at...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 24
May 4, 1833 - May 25, 1857
Oakdale Cemetery / Wilmington / North Carolina / USA / North America
Silas Martin was a successful sea captain and trader. The one thing he hated about his job was missing his family for long stretches of time. So when his son John and daughter Nancy (Nance to her friends) asked to accompany their ...
Show Business
Age 75
May 15, 1909 - July 27, 1984
Cimetière de Corsier-sur-Vevey / Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud / Switzerland / Europe
James Mason was one of the greatest actors of his generation. The British-born actor noted for portraying suave and cerebral aristocrats and scoundrels in more than 100 films over nearly half a century. He achieved considerable s...
Historical Figure
Age 67
November 26, 1853 - October 25, 1921
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Bat Masterson was a U.S. Army scout, lawman, professional gambler, and journalist known for his exploits in the 19th and early 20th-century American Old West. He was born to a working-class Irish family in Quebec, but he moved to ...
Show Business
Age 84
November 30, 1920 - January 17, 2005
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park / Westlake Village / California / USA / North America
Virginia Mayo was a 1940s screen siren who co-starred opposite Danny Kaye, Ronald Reagan, Gregory Peck and James Cagney (to name just a few) in more the 40 films during the 1940s and '50s. A former vaudeville performer, she made h...
Science
Age 37
September 2, 1948 - January 28, 1986
Calvary Cemetery / Concord / New Hampshire / USA / North America
Christa McAuliffe was an American teacher and astronaut from Concord, New Hampshire, who was killed on the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L where she was serving as a payload specialist. On January 28, 1986, McAuliffe ...
Business and Finance
Age 91
July 16, 1865 - September 19, 1956
Rosedale Cemetery / Montclair / New Jersey / USA / North America
Born in 1865, McBrier grew up in Hermon, New York. Eventually he left his home and ended up in Lockport, New York where he went into business with Frank. W. Woolworth and Seymour Knox, a founding partner of the famous Woolworth Co...
Business and Finance
Age 69
November 26, 1902 - December 11, 1971
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Maurice McDonald and Richard McDonald, together known as the McDonald Brothers, were American entrepreneurs who founded the fast food company McDonald's. They opened the original McDonald's restaurant in 1940 in San Bernardino, Ca...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 29
February 14, 1900 - December 7, 1929
Rosedale Cemetery / Montclair / New Jersey / USA / North America
Quinta Maggia McDonald was the middle child of seven Maggia sisters; listed in order of age: Louise, Clara, Albina, Mollie, Quinta, Irma and Josephine. Children of Italian immigrants, Albina, Mollie, Quinta and Irma all worked in ...
Business and Finance
Age 89
February 16, 1909 - July 14, 1998
Mount Calvary Cemetery / Manchester / New Hampshire / USA / North America
Contrary to popular belief Ray Kroc is not the founder of McDonald's restaurants. The true Founders of McDonald's and inventors of the "Speedee Service System" (now commonly known as "fast food") were the New Hampshire natives Ric...
Music
Age 68
January 12, 1904 - July 3, 1972
Hammond Hill Baptist Church / Senatobia / Mississippi / USA / North America
Inspired by seeing the legend Charley Patton playing in a juke joint, McDowell secured his reputation without a back catalog of historic blues recordings but rather by playing around the world to enthusiastic fans of low country b...
Show Business
Age 83
May 7, 1922 - February 25, 2006
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Seasoned actor of stage, screen and television, Darren McGavin has notched in excess of 200 performances and is most fondly remembered as Ralphie's father in A Christmas Story. On television, McGavin portrayed the title character ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 32
May 28, 1937 - November 18, 1969
New Calvary Cemetery / Mattapan / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Donnie McGonagle was a member of the South Boston McGonagle Family, but not a member of the Mullen Gang run by his twin brother Paulie McGonagle. He had the misfortune of looking so much like his brother when Winter Hill member Wh...
Crime and their Victims
Age 35
January 21, 1939 - November 30, 1974
North America
Paulie McGonagle was a Boston mobster and head of the Mullen Gang, a South Boston street gang involved in burglary, auto theft, and armed robbery. During the war against Donald Killeen and his brothers, McGonagle successfully led ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 39
February 14, 1948 - March 10, 1987
New Calvary Cemetery / Mattapan / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Robert “Bobby” McGonagle was a Boston fireman and member of the Mullen crime family in South Boston. McGonagle’s family were heavily connected to Boston’s underworld primarily involved in burglary, auto theft, and armed ro...
Music
Age 27
September 8, 1945 - March 8, 1973
Alta Mesa Memorial Park / Palo Alto / California / USA / North America
At the height of the Grateful Dead's breakout success in the early 1970s, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan served as a driving force behind the jam band's legendary acclaim. The vocalist and keyboardist proved responsible for the band's blu...
Music
Age 39
November 15, 1932 - June 13, 1972
George Washington Memorial Park / Paramus / New Jersey / USA / North America
Clyde McPhatter was an American rhythm and blues, soul, and rock and roll singer. He was one of the most widely imitated R&B singers of the 1950s and early 1960s and was a key figure in the shaping of doo-wop and rhythm and blues....
Music
Age 61
May 5, 1898 - August 19, 1959
Jones Grove Baptist Church / Thomson / Georgia / USA / North America
“Blind Willie” McTell was one of the great blues musicians of the 1920s and 1930s who continued to play through the 1950s. Displaying an extraordinary range on the twelve-string guitar, this Atlanta-based musician recorded mo...
Writers and Poets
Age 72
August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Moby-Dick (1851); Typee (1846), a romanticized account of his experiences in Polynesia; and ...
Music
Age 76
June 3, 1897 - August 6, 1973
New Hope M.B. Church / Walls / Mississippi / USA / North America
She transcended both gender and genre. Her recording career reached from the 1920s heyday of country blues to cutting electric sides in 1950s Chicago studios for the Chess subsidiary Checker. Minnie helped form the roots of electr...
Crime and their Victims
Age 45
May 6, 1944 - August 20, 1989
Princeton Cemetery / Princeton / New Jersey / USA / North America
José Menéndez was an entertainment executive and was married to Kitty Menendez, a former beauty queen, school teacher and mid-level Beverly Hills socialite. Sadly Kitty and Jose will always be remembered as the murder victims of...
Crime and their Victims
Age 47
October 14, 1941 - August 20, 1989,
Princeton Cemetery / Princeton / New Jersey / USA / North America
Kitty Menendez was a former beauty queen, school teacher and mid-level Beverly Hills socialite who was married to entertainment executive Jose Menendez. Sadly Kitty and Jose will always be remembered as the murder victims of their...
Show Business
Age 76
August 18, 1910 - March 19, 1987
Greenwood Cemetery / New Orleans / Louisiana / USA / North America
Emile Meyer was a character actor who had a successful Hollywood career playing menacing, intense characters in classic western and dramatic movies. Meyer started his acting career landing roles in such films as the Richard Widmar...
Crime and their Victims
Age 34
March 9, 1941 - January 31, 1976
Mesa Cemetery / Mesa / Arizona / USA / North America
If you have ever been on the wrong side of a conversation with local police and were read your rights (You have the right to remain silent ...) then you have Ernesto Miranda (actually his attorney) to thank. Ernesto Miranda was a ...
Show Business
Age 75
November 4, 1918 - July 6, 1994
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Burly, tough-guy leading man and character actor famous as the hard-drinking, hardworking Buck Cannon on the TV series "High Chaparral." Mitchell began acting on Broadway in the late 1930s before signing a contract with Metro-Gold...
Sports
Age 78
August 11, 1936 - January 25, 2015
Oak Grove Cemetery / Medford / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Bill Monbouquette was an American professional baseball player and coach. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a right-handed pitcher and was a four-time All-Star player. Monbouquette was a stalwart right-handed pitcher for...
Music
Age 64
October 10, 1917 - February 17, 1982
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Thelonious Monk was American jazz pianist and composer. He had a unique improvisational style and was greatly influential in the genre of jazz. Some of his best known work includes "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Cha...
Historical Figure
Age 73
April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
James Monroe was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and Founding Father who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. He oversaw major westward expansion of the U.S. and strengthened American forei...
Show Business
Age 36
June 1, 1926 - August 4, 1962
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
In and out of foster homes, actress and film star Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols of modern times. In her prime her films grossed more than $200 mill...
Show Business
Age 70
October 13, 1921 - November 9, 1991
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Yves Montand was an Italian-French actor and singer who began his career in show business as a music-hall singer and, in 1944, he was discovered by Édith Piaf in Paris and she made him part of her act. He is perhaps best known fo...
Music
Age 55
September 2, 1925 - February 6, 1981
Welwood Murray Cemetery / Palm Springs / California / USA / North America
Hugo Montenegro was an American orchestra leader and composer of film soundtracks. His best-known work is derived from interpretations of the music from Spaghetti Westerns, especially his cover version of Ennio Morricone's main th...
Show Business
Age 84
August 27, 1916 - December 12, 2000
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
George Montgomery was an American actor best known for his work in Western films and television including Accent on Love (1941), Last of the Duanes (1941), Riders of the Purple Sage (1941), and The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941). Cr...
Music
Age 45
March 6, 1923 - June 15, 1968
New Crown Cemetery / Indianapolis / Indiana / USA / North America
Guitar historians can easily trace a line through all the major influential artists from Lonnie Anderson to Eddie Lang, Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt. Often that line of brillance ends at Wes Montgomery. Noted for his inc...
Show Business
Age 75
December 5, 1921 - May 4, 1997
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
You may not remember his name, but Alvy Moore was a reliable supporting actor who appeared in over 150 movies and TV shows in his 43-year career in show business. He starred opposite Henry Fonda, Marlon Brando, Dick Van Dyke and, ...
Show Business
Age 80
December 29, 1936 - January 25, 2017
Oak Lawn Cemetery / Fairfield / Connecticut / USA / North America
Mary Tyler Moore was an American actress, producer, and all around great human being. She is best known for her roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), which "helped define a new ...
Show Business
Age 73
December 6, 1900 - April 30, 1974
Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery / Dayton / Ohio / United States / North America
Agnes Moorehead was an American actress whose 41-year career included work in radio, stage, film, and television. She is best known for her role as Endora on the television series Bewitched, but she also had notable roles in films...
Business and Finance
Age 75
April 17, 1837 - March 31, 1913 (aged 75)
Cedar Hill Cemetery / Hartford / Connecticut / USA / North America
J.P. Morgan was a titan of American business. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries his position and connections put him squarely in the middle of the development of American industry. Of his generation John Pierpont Morgan (1...
Music
Age 27
December 8, 1943 - July 3, 1971
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Jim Morrison was a legendary American singer, songwriter and poet, and best known for being the lead singer for the popular rock band The Doors. Morrison is regarded by music critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influent...
Music
Age 50
September 20, 1890 - July 10, 1941
Calvary Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Along with Sidney Bechet, Johnny Dodds, Kid Ory, and Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton was one of the most important musical figure to emerge from the early days of New Orleans. While most will dismiss his claim that he, Jelly Ro...
Crime and their Victims
Age 15
August 16, 1960 - October 30, 1975
Putnam Cemetery / Greenwich / Connecticut / USA / North America
Martha Moxley was a 15-year-old American high school student from Greenwich, Connecticut, who was murdered in 1975. Moxley was last seen alive spending time at the home of the Skakel family, across the street from her home in Bell...
Crime and their Victims
Age 52
October 11, 1940 - September 26, 1993
Evergreen Cemetery / Boston / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Detective John Mulligan was a 20+ veteran of the Boston Police Department who people, both inside and outside law enforcement, have called "the crookedest cop in Boston". Allegedly Mulligan was gaming the overtime system, stole dr...
Historical Figure
Age 96
518 AD - January 13, 614
Glasgow Cathedral / Glasgow / United Kingdom / Europe
Kentigern, known as Mungo, was a missionary in the Brittonic Kingdom of Strathclyde in the late sixth century, and the founder and patron saint of the city of Glasgow. On the spot where Mungo was buried now stands the cathedral de...
Show Business
Age 51
June 16, 1903 - February 11, 1955
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Ona Munson was an American film and stage actress. She starred in 9 Broadway productions and 20 feature films in her career, which spanned over 30 years. By the mid-1950s, Munson was suffering from health complications following a...
Show Business
Age 45
June 20, 1925 - May 28, 1971
Arlington National Cemetery / Arlington / Virginia / USA / North America
He wanted to join the Marines, but he was too short. The paratroopers wouldn't have him, either. Reluctantly, he settled on the infantry, and ultimately became one of the most decorated heroes of World War II. He was Audie Murphy,...
Show Business
Age 32
November 10, 1977 - December 20, 2009
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Brittany Murphy was an actress and singer who is best remembered as the rich, airhead teen in the movie Clueless (1995). She went on to star or co-star in such movies as Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Spun (2002), Just Married (...
Science
Age 95
May 13, 1893 - June 23, 1988
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
As the Director and Chief Researcher of the Psychological Clinic Annex on the campus of Harvard University, for 3 years beginning in 1959 Dr. Henry Murray was responsible for the unethical, immoral and horrible experiments in whic...
Music
Age 37
October 21, 1952 - July 26, 1990
Oakmont Memorial Park / Lafayette / California / USA / North America
Brent Mydland was a talented keyboardist, vocalist, and songwriter best remembered as a member of The Grateful Dead from 1979 to 1990, a longer tenure than any other keyboardist (aka The Hot Seat) in the band. No previous keyboard...
Historical Figure
Age 51
September 20, 1828 - August 24, 1880
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Buffalo / New York / USA / North America
Albert Myers was a surgeon, a general, father of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, inventor of wig-wag signaling (or aerial telegraphy), and also was the founder of the U.S. Weather Bureau
Crime and their Victims
Age 81
November 4, 1911 - December 29, 1992
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
James "Jimmy Nap" Napoli was a New York mobster who was a Caporegime in the Genovese crime family who controlled the largest illegal gambling operation in the United States that employed 2,000 people and grossed over $150 million ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 61
January 21, 1916 - May 17, 1977
Knollwood Cemetery / Mayfield Heights / Ohio / USA / North America
A high level member of the Cleveland crime family who was involved in labor racketeering, drug trafficking and extortion in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon the death of mob boss John Scalish, the Five Families' decision to appoint Jame...
Writers and Poets
Age 68
August 19, 1902 - May 19, 1971
East Cemetery / North Hampton / New Hampshire / USA / North America
Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces. With his unconventional rhyming schemes, he was declared by The New York Times the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry...
Crime and their Victims
Age 25
19081206 - 19341127
St Joseph Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums / River Grove / Illinois / USA / North America
Lester Gillis, aka George Nelson, aka Baby Face Nelson was a notorious gunman and bank robber who was responsible for killing more FBI agents than any other person. He was called Baby Face Neslon due to his small size and youthful...
Show Business
Age 69
March 20, 1906 - June 3, 1975
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Oswald Nelson big band leader, actor, director, and producer. But he is most well known as the patient, loving father Ozzie Nelson with his lovely wife Harriet in once of America's most beloved TV shows. For 14 years, from 1952 to...
Music
Age 45
May 8, 1940 - December 31, 1985
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
The youngest member of America's "perfect family," Rick Nelson parlayed the free publicity that the television show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett afforded into a successful musical career. With teen idol good looks and tale...
Crime and their Victims
Age 54
April 19, 1903 - May 16, 1957
Lake View Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
Influenced by the career of his brother-in-law, Eliot Ness began his own law enforcement career in 1927, with the United States Treasury Department. In 1929, he transferred to the Justice Department and was assigned to the Prohibi...
Science
Age 84
December 25, 1642 - March 28, 1727
Westminster Abbey / London / England / Europe
Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and theologian, is considered one of the great figures in the history of math and science. His ideas about motion and gravity are fundamental to the science of phys...
Crime and their Victims
Age 71
December 15, 1924 - March 17, 2001
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
John Philip Nichols, 76, was the controversial patriarch of the family and former CIA agent that brought the Cabazon Indians into the gambling era. After Nichols became financial advisor in 1978, the tribe launched business ventur...
Music
Age 49
October 16, 1938 - July 18, 1988
Friedhof Grunewald-Forst / Berlin / Germany / Europe
Nico was a German-born marginal singer, songwriter, musician, model, and actress. She had small roles in several films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) and Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966). In 1967, at the insi...
Music
Age 57
November 30, 1909 - November 5, 1967
Magnolia Cemetery / Helena / Arkansas / USA / North America
Robert Nighthawk was a blues musician who was one of the foremost blues slide guitarists of his era providing new type of blues by combining acoustic Delta Blues and electric Chicago Blues. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of F...
Music
Age 52
June 15, 1941 - January 15, 1994
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park / Westlake Village / California / USA / North America
A leading pop songwriter first, and a performer a distant second Harry Nilsson was never able to fully develop his talent and instead was more widely regarded for his erratic rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Nilsson began writing songs in...
Show Business
Age 83
March 26, 1931 - February 27, 2015
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
After leaving Boston and a short stint in the Army, Leonard Nimoy pursued his passion of acting and appeared early in his career in such films as Queen for a Day, Rhubarb, Monk Baroni, Zombies of the Stratosphere, Them! and The Br...
Crime and their Victims
Age 57
January 27, 1886 - March 19, 1943
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Frank Nitti, nicknamed “The Enforcer,” was an Italian-American gangster and one of Al Capone‘s top henchmen, Nitti was in charge of all money flowing through the operation and upon Capone's arrest and conviction on tax charg...
Writers and Poets
Age 21
July 27, 1848 - January 11, 1870
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Victor Noir was the nom de plume of a budding journalist killed at 21 years old by Prince Pierre Bonaparte. The prince was a relative of the reigning monarch, Emperor Napoleon III, the same Napoleon who censured the press and forc...
Music
Age 45
May 7, 1946 - January 14, 1992
Mount St. Mary's Cemetery / Flushing / New York / USA / North America
One cannot talk about the origins of punk rock without mentioning the New York Dolls lead guitarist Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan on drums. This underrated American glam band played an important role in influencing bands as dive...
Crime and their Victims
Age 51
January 11, 1915 - November 26, 1966
Neuvy-sur-Loire communal cemetery / Neuvy-sur-Loire / France / Europe
Violette Nozière was a French woman who was convicted of murdering her father. Known as "L'Affaire" the trial had everything to captivate all of France in the 1930s - parracide, incest, prostitution, syphilis. Given all the lies ...
Artists
Age 54
March 17, 1938 - January 6, 1993
Cimetière Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois / Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois / France / Europe
Russian born Rudolf Nureyev is considered by many to be the greatest male ballet dancer of his generation. In addition to his technical prowess, Rudolf Nureyev was an accomplished choreographer serving as the chief choreographer ...
Show Business
Age 82
December 11, 1922 - January 10, 2008
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Known professionally as Maila Nurmi, she was an American actress who created the campy 1950s character Vampira. The image of Vampira is certainly iconic. With her memorable and striking image, Vampira cemented herself as a star of...
Crime and their Victims
Age 32
July 8, 1892 - November 10, 1924
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
As the leader of the North Side Gang in the early 1920s, Dean O'Banion was a feared Chicago mobster who was the main rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the bloody and violent Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. He was ...
Show Business
Age 12
December 27, 1975 - February 1, 1988
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Heather O’Rourke was the terrified youngster sucked into a spectral vacuum by supernatural spirits in the “Poltergeist” films and was featured in such television shows as Happy Days, Webster and Still the Beaver. She played ...
Show Business
Age 67
March 17, 1906 - December 4, 1973
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park / Westlake Village / California / USA / North America
Michael O'Shea was a talented actor who appeared in feature films and later in television and whose career spanned the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Some of his most memoriable roles included the leading man opposite Barbara Stanwyck L...
Music
Age 24
April 4, 1948 - November 11, 1972
Rose Hill Cemetery / Macon / Georgia / USA / North America
Berry Oakley, an original founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and was an instrumental part of the early Allman Brothers sound, with his bass chords defining some of the band’s most popular songs like “Whipping Post”,...
Music
Age 75
March 23, 1944 - September 15, 2019
Nine Partners Cemetery / Milbrook / New York / USA / North America
Musician, primary vocalist, rhythm guitarist, songwriter, record producer, and frontman for the American new wave band The Cars, Ric Ocasek led the Cars to huge international success from 1978 until 1988. The Cars reached their hi...
Historical Figure
Age 64
July 28, 1928 - May 19, 1994
Arlington National Cemetery / Arlington / Virginia / USA / North America
Former First Lady of the United States of America and style icon. She devoted much of her time to making the White House a historical museum of American History while First Lady. Following the assassination of her husband John F. ...
Music
Age 53
September 8, 1947 - October 3, 2000
Saint Patrick's Church Cemetery / Thompson / Ohio / USA / North America
Benjamin Orr was the singer, songwriter, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars. He sang lead vocals on several of their best known songs, including "Just What I Needed", "Let's Go" and "Drive". Even when the Cars had be...
Music
Age 86
December 25, 1886 - January 23, 1973
Holy Cross Cemetery / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Edward "Kid" Ory was an American jazz composer, trombonist and bandleader. One of the early users of the glissando technique, he helped establish it as a central element of New Orleans jazz. As trombonist and bandleader, Kid Ory w...
Music
Age 37
February 7, 1934 - November 13, 1971
Pinelawn Memorial Park / Farmingdale / New York / USA / North America
Playing the saxophone when he was 12, King Curtis turned down college scholarships in order to join the Lionel Hampton Band and in 1952 moved to New York to become a session musician where he recorded Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, B...
Show Business
Age 58
November 26, 1943 - October 3, 2002
Private residence of Gwynth Paltrow / Amagansett / New York / USA / North America
Producer of the television series The White Shadow and St. Elsewhere he was married to actress Blyth Danner and his daughter is actress and self-proclaimed health guru Gwynth Paltrow
Music
Age 43
December 30, 1939 - April 17, 1983
Woodlawn Cemetery / The Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Felix Pappalardi was once a big name. Born in The Bronx on Dec. 30, 1939, and classically trained, he’d been a regular among the Greenwich Village folk crowd in the mid-’60s, first as an arranger for singer-songwriters like To...
Crime and their Victims
Age 23
October 1, 1910 - May 23, 1934
Crown Hill Memorial Park / Dallas / Texas / North America
Bonnie Parker was part of the infamous criminal couple 'Bonnie and Clyde'. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were known for their bank robberies that captured the attention of the American press and public during the "public enemy er...
Music
Age 34
August 29, 1920 - March 12, 1955
www.​lincolncemeterykc.com / Independence / Missouri / USA / North America
Charlie Parker was a highly influential soloist and leading figure in the development of bebop jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique, and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso and introduced rev...
Business and Finance
Age 85
December 12, 1866 - September 26, 1952
Harmony Grove Cemetery / Salem / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Founder of the game company Parker Brothers, Inc which produced a multitude of card and board games including Monopoly, Clue, Sorry!, Risk, Trivial Pursuit, and the notorious paranormal-oriented Ouija board. Despite popular opinio...
Music
Age 65
January 13, 1929 - May 23, 1994
Resurrection Burial Park / Piscataway / New Jersey / USA / North America
In the last fifty years, few have come to epitomize the image of the jazz guitarist as completely as Joe Pass. As a soloist, Pass redefined the instrument, weaving spontaneous chordal sequences, walking bass lines and single notes...
Crime and their Victims
Age 76
March 17, 1908 - July 11, 1984
Gate of Heaven Cemetery / Riverside / Rhode Island / USA / North America
Raymond Patriarca was an American mobster from Providence, Rhode Island, who became the long-time boss of the Patriarca crime family, whose control extended throughout New England for more than three decades. Even at an early age,...
Music
Age 43
April 1, 1891 - April 28, 1934
Holly Ridge Cemetery / Holly Ridge / Mississippi / USA / North America
Small in stature but a giant blues talent, the often stubborn and rude (he was married 8 times) Charley Patton was the most influential artist of the first blues generation. And while there are no guitars, homes, autographs and on...
Music
Age 60
April 12, 1937 - May 19, 1997
Holly Ridge Cemetery / Holly Ridge / Mississippi / USA / North America
Asie Payton was a delta blues musician who made his living as a farmer his entire life. Relatively unknown outside of Mississippi, for two years before his passing Fat Possum records tried unsuccessfully to convince Asie that the ...
Business and Finance
Age 74
February 18, 1795 - November 4, 1869
Harmony Grove Cemetery / Salem / Massachusetts / USA / North America
George Peabody was an American financier and philanthropist and is widely regarded as the father of modern philanthropy. Born into a poor family in Massachusetts, Peabody went into business in dry goods and later into banking. ...
Sports
Age 72
June 20, 1930 - January 12, 2003
Holyhood Cemetery / Chestnut Hill / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Paul Pender was an American boxer and firefighter from Massachusetts who held the World Middleweight Championship. In 1959, the National Boxing Association withdrew its recognition of Sugar Ray Robinson as middleweight champion. G...
Business and Finance
Age 95
September 16, 1875 - February 12, 1971
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
James Cash Penney was an American businessman and entrepreneur who founded the J. C. Penney stores in 1902. The Penney company expanded nationwide, with 120 stores in 1920 (mostly still in the west). By 1924, Penney reported incom...
Music
Age 56
September 1, 1925 - June 15, 1982
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Considered by many to be the the world's great altoist of his generation, Art Pepper was an alto saxophonist anda longtime fixture in West Coast jazz circles. He first started jamming at the age of 13 on Central Avenue (the black ...
Historical Figure
Age 77
December 14, 1638 - December 4, 1715
Church of Saint Sindulphe / Hautvillers / France / Europe
Dom Pierre Pérignon was a French Benedictine monk who made important contributions to the production and quality of Champagne wine in an era when the region's wines were predominantly red. He is often credited erroneously that he...
Science
Age 71
September 30, 1870 - April 17, 1942
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Jean Baptiste Perrin was a French physicist who, in his studies of the Brownian motion of minute particles suspended in liquids, verified Albert Einstein’s explanation of this phenomenon and thereby confirmed the atomic nature o...
Show Business
Age 58
June 27, 1888 - June 28, 1946
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Mary Antoinette "Tony" Perry was an American actress, director and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards were named in her honor.
Disasters
Age 21
May 24, 1937 - February 3, 1959
Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery / Storm Lake / Iowa / USA / North America
Roger Peterson was the pilot who flew the plane that crashed, killing himself and all of the passengers which included musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. The event later became known as "T...
Music
Age 27
May 26, 1967 - June 16, 1994
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Buffalo / New York / USA / North America
Kristen Pfaff came from a family of musicians so it came as no surprise, while attending the University of Minnesota, Kristen played in a number of local groups. In 1991, she joined Janitor Joe as bassist and co-songwriter/vocalis...
Music
Age 65
August 30, 1935 - March 18, 2001
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
He is famous for his role in organizing the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, his incestuous relationship with his daughter Mackenzie, oh and I almost forgot - as a member and leader of the vocal group The Mamas and the Papas. And it ...
Historical Figure
Age 52
November 26, 1770 - May 29, 1823
Granary Burying Ground / Boston / Massachusetts / USA / North America
John Phillips was the very first mayor of Boston, Massachusetts and was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1813. John Phillips was also the father of famed abolitionist Wendell Phillips.
Music
Age 80
January 5, 1923 - July 30, 2003
Memorial Park Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
Sam Phillips was one of the true musical pioneers of the 20th century. A man who redefined the cultural landscape by producing and engineering local talent in his modest studio and distributing the results on his own Sun Records l...
Music
Age 47
December 19, 1915 - October 10, 1963
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
The most popular singer in France in the 1950s, Edith Piaf gained international recognition through her emotional songs of doom and tragic love. Unlike her contemporaries Charles Aznavour and Maurice Chevalier, Piaf achieved stard...
Historical Figure
Age 50
January 16, 1825 - July 30, 1875
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
Major General George Pickett was a career United States Army officer who became a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He attended the US Military Academy at West Point, accumulating a host o...
Historical Figure
Age 64
November 23, 1804 - October 8, 1869
Old North Cemetery / Concord / New Hampshire / USA / North America
Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States of America. He came into office during a period of growing tension between the North and South. A politician of limited ability, Pierce was behind one of the most crucial...