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...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 2
July 20, 1859 - February 7, 1862
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
In 1862 two-year-old Bernardine died from Scarlet Fever and her grave is often found adorned with trinkets, toys, rings, flowers, and stones. But what makes Bernardine's final resting place such a tourist draw is that it is guarde...
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 70
December 18, 1914 - June 25, 1985
Inglewood Memorial Park / Inglewood / California / USA / North America
Pee Wee Crayton was a Texas born blues guitarist who first took up the electric blues guitar after he moved to California in 1935. In Oakland, Crayton joined Texas-born bluesman T-Bone Walker. Throughout the forties and early fift...
Music
Age 64
May 28, 1910 - March 16, 1975
Inglewood Memorial Park / Inglewood / California / USA / North America
Infusing the blues with an electrifying, yet, sophisticated uptown flavor, T-Bone Walker was the driving force that redirected the course of the blues - moving it from juke joints and roadhouses to swank nightclubs and theaters. F...
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...
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...
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...
Music
Age 43
April 15, 1894 - September 26, 1937
Montlawn Cemetery / Sharon Hill / Pennsylvania / USA / North America
The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful voices of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues." Bessie Smith was a rough, crude, violent womanl who was also the...
Historical Figure
Age 30
April 24, 1851 - March 18, 1882
Hermosa Gardens Cemetery / Colton / California / USA / North America
As a sheriff and lawman, Morgan Earp is perhaps best known for his involvement in the notorious Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Sadly he was ambushed and gun down several months later by the Cochise County Cowbo...
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...
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...
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 94
May 23, 1910 - December 30, 2004
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park / Westlake Village / California / USA / North America
Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists", Artie Shaw led one of the United States' most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit records, he was perhaps best known for h...
Show Business
Age 59
September 29, 1955 - December 7, 2014
Valhalla Memorial Park / North Hollywood / California / USA / North America
Ken Weatherwax was best known as Pugsley on The Addams Family television series. The young actor came from a theatrical family. His aunt was Ruby Keeler, memorable for her role in 42nd Street. In addition, Ken was the nephew of Ru...