Business and Finance
Age 80
January 17, 1853 - January 26, 1933
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was a prominent multi-millionaire American socialite and a major figure in the American women's suffrage movement. She was noted for her energy, intelligence, strong opinions, and willingness to challenge c...
Business and Finance
Age 49
November 12, 1858 - June 10, 1908
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Oliver Belmont was an American socialite and United States Representative from New York. Belmont was a member of the banking firm of August Belmont and Co., New York City. He became publisher of the Verdict, a weekly paper. Oliver...
Show Business
Age 33
January 24, 1949 - March 5, 1982
Abel Hill Cemetery / Chilmark / Massachusetts / United States / North America
John Belushi was an was an actor, comedian and blues singer who initially found fame as and one of the seven original cast members of the comedy show Saturday Night Live. He later went on to star in the hit movies National Lampoon...
Age 27
December 15, 1932 - February 6, 1960
Evergreen Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
As author of the best known do-wop hit “Earth Angel” and “Good Night My Love,” Jesse Belvin was one of the premier voices of the West Coast black vocal music before his life (and that of his driver and wife) was cut short ...
Age 31
1904 - 01/16/1935
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
Eddie Bennett was an American batboy and mascot for several teams, most notably the New York Yankees during the 1920s and 1930s. At the time of his death, Bennett was considered to be the "most famous mascot in the world". Bennet ...
Show Business
Age 80
February 14, 1894 - December 26, 1974
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Comedian Jack Benny was one of the top stars of radio, television, and stage in a career which spanned over 50 years. A master of comic timing, Benny changed the nature of the weekly comedy show on radio and his likeable skinflint...
World Leaders
Age 85
February 11, 1921 - May 23, 2006
Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery / Houston / Texas / USA / North America
Lloyd Bentson was a four-term United States Senator (1971–1993) from Texas, the Democratic Party nominee for vice president in 1988 on the Michael Dukakis ticket and served as the 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury und...
Age 44
November 28, 1947 - August 2, 1992
Cimetière de Montmartre / Paris / France / Europe
Michel Berger was a popular French singer and songwriter and a leading figure of France's pop music scene for two decades as a singer. As a songwriter he was active for such artists as his wife France Gall, Françoise Hardy and J...
Age 33
November 2, 1908 - June 2, 1942
Annunciation Cemetery / Fox Lake / Wisconson / USA / North America
Bunny Berigan was an American jazz trumpeter and bandleader who rose to fame during the swing era of the 1930s and early 40s. Although he composed some jazz instrumentals such as "Chicken and Waffles" and "Blues", Berigan was bes...
Show Business
Age 80
November 29, 1895 - March 14, 1976
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Busby Berkeley was an American film director and musical choreographer best known for his elaborate musical production numbers that often involved complex geometric patterns and showgirls - lots and lots of showgirls. Flamboyant, ...
Show Business
Age 93
July 12, 1908 - March 27, 2002
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Comedian Milton Berle, one of the pioneering legends of television known to a generation of devoted fans as "Uncle Miltie," Berle's career began when he was 5 years old and spanned more than 80 years in stage, film, radio, and tel...
Show Business
Age 78
October 23, 1844 - March 26, 1923
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Sarah Bernhardt was a French stage actress who starred in some of the most popular French plays of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas; Ruy Blas by Victor Hugo, Fédora and La ...
Business and Finance
Age 53
1861 - August 7, 1914
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Once described as “just a housewife,” Daeida Hartle Wilcox Beveridge renamed a former fig farm and secured her place history as the founder, developer and woman who named Hollywood. With first husband H.H. Wilcox, she led deve...
Age 57
December 11, 1926 - July 25, 1985
Inglewood Park Cemetery / Inglewood / California / USA / North America
Janis Joplin called her one of her inspirations and Living Blues magazine described her as "two hundred pounds of boogaloo." Of course, fans and musicians alike just called her Big Mama Thornton. A rhythm-and-blues singer and song...
Age 47
May 1, 1924 - January 23, 1972
Evergreen Memorial Park / Bedford Heights / Ohio / USA / North America
Her impressive stature matching the sheer soulful power of her massive vocal talent, Big Maybelle was one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the 1950s. Her deep, gravelly voice was as singular as her recorded output for Okeh and S...
Age 70
March 29, 1906 - March 10, 1977
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
From the late 1930's on, Mr. Biggs was a dominant figure in the U.S. in arousing interest in serious organ music and in changing the style of its performance. Through his concert tours, weekly recitals over Columbia Broadcasting S...
Business and Finance
Age 70
March 10, 1896 - October 4, 1966
Ferncliff Cemetery / Hartsdale / New York / USA / North America
Sherman Billingsley was an American nightclub owner and former bootlegger who was the founder and owner of New York's Stork Club in Manhattan, New York City. For more than 36 years Billingsley played host, entertained and (in some...
Crime and their Victims
Age 50
June 14, 1867 - July 27, 1917
Oakdale Cemetery / Wilmington / North Carolina / USA / North America
Mary Lily Kenan Flagler Bingham was an American philanthropist and heiress who became notorious when she married one of the richest men of the Gilded Age - Henry Flagler - a founder of Standard Oil with John Rockefeller. Growing u...
Crime and their Victims
Age 68
February 21, 1907 - March 29, 1975
Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery / Bedford Heights / Ohio / USA / North America
Shondor Birns was a notorious criminal in Cleveland, Ohio who was involved in loan sharking, rackets, prostitution, theft, assault, and murder from the days of Prohibition until his violent, explosive death. Birns operated the Ten...
Show Business
Age 89
February 3, 1918 - October 17, 2007
Cremated / North America
Honest to God if Frank Sinatra didn't like Joey Bishop, Joey Bishop would be relegated to the mediocre talent trash heap that is Hollywood. The star of his own late night talk show that ran for a couple of years, host of the the E...