Writers and Poets
Age 77
October 4, 1937 - September, 19 2015
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Jackie Collins was an English romance novelist and actress. who wrote 32 novels - all of which appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list. Success came early for Jackie when, at the age of 18, she published her first novel, "...
Show Business
Age 64
January 3, 1897 - September 22, 1961
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
In the Roaring Twenties, Marion Davies was a superstar. By 1923, Davies was the #1 female box office star in Hollywood due to the popularity of "When Knighthood Was in Flower" and "Little Old New York", which were among the bigges...
Age 65
May 26, 1926 - September 28, 1991
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
There are few musical geniuses in this world, but as jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader Miles Davis is one of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. His sound, technique and ...
Show Business
Age 24
February 8, 1931 - September 30, 1955
Park Cemetery / Fairmount / Indiana / USA / North America
With only three movies to his name - Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant - James Dean cemented his legacy as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement when he died tragically at the age of 24. Sadly...
Show Business
Age 50
May 26, 1877 - September 14, 1927
Cimetière du Père Lachaise / Paris / France / Europe
Known as the Mother of Dance, Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and choreographer, who was a pioneer of modern contemporary dance, who performed to great acclaim throughout Europe and the US. Born and raised in California, she...
Show Business
Age 54
December 10, 1957 - September 3, 2012
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Remembered for his huge size and deep, resonant voice, American actor Michael Clarke Duncan's breakout role came as John Coffey in The Green Mile (1999), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor a...
World Leaders
Age 49
November 19, 1931 - September 19, 1881
Lake View Cemetery / Cleveland / Ohio / USA / North America
James A. Garfield was the 20th president of the United States, serving from March to September 1881. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau (a disappointed and delusional office seeker) at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Stati...
Show Business
Age 77
October 6, 1906 - September 14, 1984
Hollywood Forever Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Gaynor was the first actress to win the Academy Award as best actress. She won for Sunrise (1927), 7th Heaven (1927) and Street Angel (1928) and continued a successful film career until a near fatal auto accident in San Francisco.
Age 76
August 25, 1927 - September 28, 2003
Rosedale Cemetery / Montclair / New Jersey / USA / North America
Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and one of the first Black athletes to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first African American to win a Grand Slam title (th...
Age 75
January 1, 1911 - September 4, 1986
Hillside Memorial Park / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Standing at six-foot-four, 215-pound Hank Greenberg was a baseball legend who played first base and outfield for the Detroit Tigers from 1930 to 1946. Greenberg, who was the American League's most valuable player in 1935 and 1940,...
Show Business
Age 72
February 12, 1915 - September 11, 1987
Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery / Culver City / California / USA / North America
Lorne Greene was the imposing Canadian-born actor who served as a surrogate father to a vast television audience for years as the patriarch of the on-screen Cartwright family in the western series "Bonanza". From the success of th...
Business and Finance
Age 91
April 9, 1926 - September 27, 2017
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Hugh Hefner transformed the adult entertainment industry with his groundbreaking publication Playboy. From the first issue featuring Marilyn Monroe in December 1953, Playboy expanded into a multimillion-dollar enterprise mirroring...
Age 74
February 24, 1836 - September 29, 1910
Mount Auburn Cemetery / Cambridge / Massachusetts / USA / North America
Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America and a preeminent figure in American art. Largely self-taught...
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...
Age 53
April 8, 1946 - September 9, 1999
Cedarwood Cemetery / Hertford / North Carolina / USA / North America
Jim "Catfish" Hunter, whose pitching prowess earned him five World Series rings, 224 victories, a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame and made him the game's first big-money free agent. Recruited right out of high school at age 18, ...