Show Business
Age 71
March 7, 1946 - July 21, 2017
Old South Cemetery / Ipswich / Massachusetts / USA / North America
John Heard engaging, intelligent character actor in American film, television and theatre from the mid-1970s onwards. With well over 200 films and TV appearances he received two Obie Awards and an Emmy nomination for his work on t...
Age 44
April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959
St. Raymond's Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Billie Holiday is considered one of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time. Her singing expressed an incredible depth of emotion that spoke of hard times and injustice as well as triumph. Though her career was relatively short an...
January 5, 1854 - July 27, 1926
Rosedale Cemetery / Montclair / New Jersey / USA / North America
George Inness Jr. was one of America's foremost figure and landscape artists and the son of George Inness, an important American landscape painter. He studied with his father and Léon Bonnat in the 1870s in Europe, where he was m...
Age 29
December 22, 1948 - July 22, 1978
Cimitero di Tarquinia / Tarquinia, Lazio / Province of Viterbo / Italy / Europe
Angelo Jacopucci was an middleweight Italian boxing champion who was affectionately called by his fellow citizens "brigetto" to underline his slender physical structure and agility. Upon winning the continental middleweight title,...
Age 81
October 30, 1922 - July 22, 2004
Woodlawn Cemetery / Bronx / New York / USA / North America
Although Illinois Jacquet may be best remembered as the tenor saxophonist who defined the screeching style of playing the instrument, his warm and sensitive tone may also be heard on countless jazz ballads and medium groove-tempo ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 80
July 3, 1907 - July 13, 1987
Cremated / North America
Notorious Chicago-based stable owner implicated in multiple disappearances and murders including the famous 1955 Peterson-Schuessler murder, involvement in the 1956 murder of the two Grimes sisters, and in the 1977 disappearance o...
Age 63
December 27, 1885 - July 7, 1949
St. Edward Cemetery / New Iberia / Louisiana / USA / North America
Willie "Bunk" Johnson was an prominent jazz trumpeter in New Orleans who lied and/or exaggerated his role in the development of jazz that historians have a difficult time understanding the truth from fiction. But what everyone agr...
Age 27
February 28, 1942 - July 3, 1969
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire / Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium / Europe
Long-time Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman said of Brian Jones, "He formed the band. He chose the members. He named the band. He chose the music we played. He got us gigs. ... he was very influential, very important, and then slo...
Business and Finance
Age 76
January 24, 1860 - July 21, 1938
Spring Grove Cemetery / Cincinnati / Ohio / USA / North America
Bernard Kroger was a successful American businessman who created the Kroger chain of supermarkets. Kroger was a pioneering grocery innovator who introduced self-service shopping to the public in 1916 which allowed customers to ent...
Age 7
January 7, 1975 - July 23, 1982
Forest Lawn Memorial Park / Cypress / California / USA / North America
In 1982 top film directors and producers, including Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Joe Dante, and George Miller all contributed to what was to become The Twilight Zone: The Movie. During what was to be the final scene in the final...
Show Business
Age 89
December 8, 1915 - July 2, 2005
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery / Los Angeles / California / USA / North America
Ernest Lehman was an American screenwriter, producer, and director who was nominated six times for Academy Awards for Best Screenplay during his career, but never won. Ernest Lehman received the first Honorary Academy Award to eve...
Historical Figure
Age 63
December 13, 1818 - July 16, 1882
Oak Ridge Cemetery / Springfield / Illinois / USA / North America
Mary Todd Lincoln was the wife of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and as such the First Lady of the United States from 1861 to 1865.
Age 45
June 6, 1902 - July 12, 1947
Elmwood Cemetery / Memphis / Tennessee / USA / North America
Jimmie Lunceford was one of the most underrated American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleaders in the golden years of the Swing Era. Any list of the greatest bands of the swing era usually starts with those of Count Basie, Benny G...
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 30
January 1, 1934 - July 31, 1964
Spring Hill Cemetery / Nashville / Tennessee / USA / North America
"Dockie" Dean Manuel played piano for several noteworthy bands of the mid-twentieth century both on the West Coast and in Nashville, Tennessee. While attempting to re-establish himself in the West Coast country music scene after r...