Historical Figure
Age 73
May 8, 1786 - August 4, 1859
Basilica of Ars / Ars-sur-Formans / France / Europe
The little town of Ars, France, about 20 miles north of Lyon, has become famous through the holy life and labors of St. John Vianney, its beloved Cure. The story of Jean Vianney emphasizes how God uses the simple and under-rated p...
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...
Age 49
July 10, 1943 - February 6, 1993
Woodland Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / USA / North America
Arthur Ashe was an American professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles in singles and two in doubles and was the first Black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team, and the only Black man ever to win t...
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...
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...
Writers and Poets
Age 46
November 7, 1913 - January 4, 1960
Cimetière de Lourmarin / Lourmarin / France / Europe
Albert Camus was a French philosopher, author, dramatist, journalist, and political activist. He was the recipient of the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44, the second-youngest recipient in history. Some of his best ...
Writers and Poets
Age 75
October 2, 1879 - August 2, 1955
Cedar Hill Cemetery / Hartford / Connecticut / USA / North America
Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was an American modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and spent most of his life working as an executive for an...
Age 50
August 30, 1963 - March 23, 2014
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
Dave Brockie was a Canadian-American musician, songwriter, performer and mastermind / lead singer of the heavy metal band GWAR, in which he performed as Oderus Urungus. If you've never seen or heard GWAR, then imagine if KISS had ...
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 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 ...
Business and Finance
Age 90
December 6, 1917 - May 5, 2008
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Irvine Robbins was a Canadian-born American businessman. He co-founded the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor chain in 1945 with his partner and brother-in-law Burt Baskin. Robbins grew up scooping ice cream at his family’s dairy. ...
Show Business
Age 94
August 13, 1904 - April 21, 1999
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Charles (or Buddy to his friends) Rogers, was an American actor / handsome leading man and band leader who starred in ''Wings'' (1927), the first film to win an Academy Award, and who later married Mary Pickford, ''America's Sweet...
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 ...
Show Business
Age 96
February 12, 1923 - June 15, 2019
Cimitero delle Porte Sante / Florence / Italy / Europe
Franco Zeffirelli was not only one of Italy’s most talented directors and designers in the theatrical arts, but was also involved with cinema and television for more than half a century. In any medium, he generally preferred a g...
Show Business
Age 25
March 21, 1942 - June 26, 1967
Cimetière communal de Seine-Port / Seine-Port, Seine-et-Marne / France / Europe
Françoise Dorléac was a beloved French actress whose father was Maurice Dorleac, a stage and screen actor and her mother, Renee Deneuve, re-voiced Hollywood movies (including Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz). However most Ameri...