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...
Show Business
Age 61
January 19, 1924 - February 12, 1985
St Ann Cemetery / Cranston / Rhode Island / USA / North America
Nicholas Colasanto was a well-loved actor and television director who achieved his greatest success as "Coach" on the TV series Cheers (1982). After serving his country during World War II, at the age of 28, he saw Henry Fonda per...
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 ...
Writers and Poets
Age 73
August 2, 1889 - January 23, 1963
Knollwood Cemetery / Mayfield Heights / Ohio / USA / North America
Edith Anisfield Wolf was an American poet and philanthropist from Cleveland, Ohio who founded and endowed an award in 1935 for non-fiction books that advance racial understanding. In 1941 the foundation expanded the award, now cal...
Writers and Poets
Age 62
April 2, 1840 - September 29, 1902
Le Panthéon / Paris / France / Europe
Émile Zola was a French novelist, journalist, playwright, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. Naturalism contributes somethin...
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.
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.
Sports
Age 91
March 5, 1930 - May 5, 2021
Loma Linda Memorial Park / Fullerton / California / USA / North America
Delmar Crandall was an American professional baseball player and manager. Crandall played as a catcher in Major League Baseball and spent most of his career with the Boston / Milwaukee Braves. He led the league in assists a record...
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 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...
Writers and Poets
Age 46
February 22, 1864 - May 22, 1910
Cimetière de Chitry-les-Mines / Chitry-les-Mines / France / Europe
Jules Renard (February 22, 1864- May 22, 1910) was a French author and member of the Académie Goncourt, most famous for the works Poil de Carotte (Carrot hair) (1894) and Les Histoires Naturelles (Natural Histories) (1896). Among...
Writers and Poets
Age 83
April 13, 1906 - December 22, 1989
Cimetière du Montparnasse / Paris / France / Europe
Samuel Beckett was an enigmatic and reclusive Irish playwright, poet and novelist who won a Nobel Prize for literature and who was best known for his 1952 drama, "Waiting for Godot". Beckett was considered one of the primary expon...
Music
Age 50
September 6, 1925 - August 29, 1976
Lincoln Cemetery / Blue Island / Illinois / USA / North America
Jimmy Reed was an American blues musician and songwriter whose particular style of electric blues was popular with blues as well as non-blues audiences. Reed's songs such as "Honest I Do" (1957), "Baby What You Want Me to Do" (196...
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...
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 ...