Show Business
Age 48
November 30, 1924 - November 20, 1973
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Allan Sherman was an American musician, satirist, actor and television producer who became known as a song parodist in the early 1960s. In the fall of 1962, if an album sold 10,000 copies, Warner Bros. Records considered it a succ...
Music
Age 22
January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
In her heyday, it seemed like the Grammy-nominated singer was destined for a long career, having made the leap from music to modeling and acting. But sadly that career ended suddenly when she died in a tragically, yet totally prev...
Crime and their Victims
Age 86
April 28, 1906 - May 22, 1992
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery / Hillside / Illinois / USA / North America
Tony Accardo was the longest-serving boss of the Chicago Outfit. He worked for Al Capone, then ran the crime group for many decades before his death in 1992. Although he is suspected in participating in over 20 murders, he only sp...
Music
Age 25
June 9, 1929 - December 25, 1954
New Park Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
A popular R&B singer with a string of eight hits in a row including "Cross My Heart" and "Please Forgive Me", he blew his brains out on Christmas Day between sets after telling everyone ‘It’s okay! Gun’s not loaded… see?...
Business and Finance
Age 90
January 3, 1923 - October 21, 2013
Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Adams was chairman and CEO of Adams Resources & Energy Inc. and made his fortune in the petroleum business. He was also an owner of multiple professional sports teams including the Houston Oilers.
Show Business
Age 82
April 13, 1923 - September 25, 2005
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Hollywood actor and director whose standup comedy led to his role as secret agent Maxwell Smart in the television series Get Smart. Adams won three Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Agent 86, Maxwell Smart, a character created by ...
Show Business
Age 56
March 3, 1903 - September 13, 1959
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Adrian was a costume designer whose most famous costumes were for The Wizard of Oz and 250 films often with the screen credit: "Gowns by Adrian"
Show Business
Age 81
January 31, 1921 - April 7, 2002
Riverside National Cemetery / Riverside / California / USA / North America
John Agar was an American film and television actor best known for starring alongside John Wayne in the films Sands of Iwo Jima, Fort Apache, and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. Insecure in his acting ability (with just cause, critics w...
Crime and their Victims
Age 58
June 17, 1915 - November 10, 1973
Forest Lawn Memorial Garden / Goodlettsville / Tennessee / USA / North America
David "Stringbean" Akeman was an American singer-songwriter, musician, comedian, actor and semiprofessional baseball player best known for his role as a featured original cast member on the hit television show Hee Haw and as a mem...
Music
Age 70
October 12, 1941 - October 11, 2012
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Frank Alamo was a French singer who achieved his greatest success in the 1960s. With his boy-next-door image and plaintive voice, the yéyé singer Frank Alamo was an engaging "idole des jeunes" – teenage idol – and a const...
Show Business
Age 99
April 22, 1906 - May 26, 2005
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
American actor best known for his role on the 1960s television comedy series "Green Acres" as Oliver Wendell Douglas. Eddie Albert was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Roman Ho...
Show Business
Age 69
July 26, 1895 - December 31, 1969
Forest Lawn Memorial Park / Glendale / California / USA / North America
Gracie Allen was an accomplished comedian and actress. She was best known for her contribution to weekly radio program ‘Burns and Allen’, which she aired along with her husband, comedian George Burns. Allen was the most love...
Disasters
Age 33
October 1, 1969 - February 20, 2003
Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery / Pawtucket / Rhode Island / USA / North America
On February 20, 2003 music fan Louis Alves attended a concert at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island. After opening bands Trip and Fathead finished their sets, the glam band Great White took the stage just after 11...
Writers and Poets
Age 85
October 3, 1897 - December 24, 1982
Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon / Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines / France / Europe
Louis Aragon was a French poet who was one of the leading voices of the surrealist movement in France. He co-founded with André Breton and Philippe Soupault the surrealist review Littérature. He was also a novelist and editor, a...
Show Business
Age 46
March 24, 1987 - June 29, 1933
Cremated / North America
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was one of the most popular silent stars of the 1910s and one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. As a silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter, Arbuckle mentored legendary Charlie Chapl...
Show Business
Age 82
April 30, 1908 - November 12, 1990
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / United States / North America
For nearly six decades Eve Arden was a Hollywood legend and star of film, radio, stage, and television. She performed in leading and supporting roles in such classics as Mildred Pierce, Anatomy of a Murder, Having Wonderful Time, ...
Show Business
Age 50
May 9, 1943 - November 20, 1993
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
Emile Ardolino was an American film director, choreographer, and producer, best known for his films Dirty Dancing (1987) and Sister Act (1992).
Music
Age 81
February 15, 1905 - April 23, 1986
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Harold Arlen was an American composer writing over 500 songs, several known worldwide. Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. Some of his best known work includes "Over the Rainbow", "Stormy Weather...
Business and Finance
Age 64
March 7, 1837 - September 8, 1901
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
At the young age of 18 Herman Armour left home and made his way to Milwaukee where he opened a butcher shop, eventually becoming Armour, Plankington & Co. With loads of ambition he left the business in charge of his partner, John ...
Music
Age 73
February 3, 1898 - August 27, 1971
Lincoln Cemetery / Blue Island / Illinois / USA / North America
Lil Hardin Armstrong was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer, and bandleader. She was the second wife of Louis Armstrong, with whom she collaborated on many recordings in the 1920s with the Louis Armstrong Hot Fiv...