Cates, Darlene b. December 13, 1947 d. March 26, 2017 American Actress. Cates will best remembered for playing Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio’s housebound and overweight mother in 1993’s 'What’s Eating Gilbert Grape'. She was offered a role in the film after casting directors saw her on television during a 1992 segment of 'Sally Jessy Raphael', entitled "Too Heavy to Leave The House". Cates, who was close to 600 pounds at the time, accepted the role of Bonnie Grape, which garnered positive reviews from critics that led to other acting jobs on...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis du Mort) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Kaufmann, Christine b. January 11, 1945 d. March 28, 2017 Actress. She began her career in films while a child and graduated to leading lady in numerous pictures in West Germany and Italy. For a period, she appeared in Hollywood pictures during her marriage to Tony Curtis (1963 to 1968). Born in Lengdorf, Styria, Austria (then occupied by the Nazis), he experienced performing as a ballerina at the Munich Opera, prior to moving on to films at the age of seven. She distinguished herself when she received a Golden Globe Award for "Town Without Pity" (...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Albright, Lola b. July 20, 1924 d. March 23, 2017 Actress. Born Lola Jean Albright, she was best known for playing nightclub singer Edie Hart on the television series "Peter Gunn" from 1958 to 1961. After graduating from high school, she got a job as a receptionist at a local radio station in her hometown of Akron, Ohio. She later left her job in Akron to work at another radio station in Cleveland. After working in Cleveland for a little while, she moved to Chicago to work as a photographer's model and soon she was discovered by a...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Duke, Patty (Anna Marie) b. December 14, 1946 d. March 29, 2016 American Actress. Born Anna Marie Duke, she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1962 at age 16 for playing Helen Keller in 'The Miracle Worker' and starred as two cousins in 'The Patty Duke Show.' In the late 1950s, she landed a role on the soap opera 'The Brighter Day' and also appeared in television commercials. In 1959, she appeared on The $64,000 Question and won $32,000 in the category of spelling. That same year, she appeared in a television adaptation of 'Meet Me in...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Forest Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho, USA
Keeler, Cardinal. William Henry b. March 4, 1931 d. March 23, 2017 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a couple of Irish descent, William Henry Keeler was born in San Antonio, Texas, but was raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, where he frequented St. Mary's and the Catholic High schools. Receiving a bachelor of arts from St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, Philadelphia, in 1952, and a licentiate in sacred theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1956, he was ordained priest there at the Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles by Cardinal Luigi...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Basilica of the Assumption, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Plot: Basilica Crypt.
Rouverol, Jean b. July 8, 1916 d. March 24, 2017 Actress, Screenwriter, Author. The daughter of writer Aurania Rouverol, who was best known for creating the character 'Andy Hardy" of which became a movie series starring Mickey Rooney. Jean made her professional debut on the Broadway stage in the play "Growing Pains" (1933), prior to her relocation to Hollywood. In 1934, she marked her motion picture debut in the film "It's a Gift", for which starred W.C. Fields. She followed this with the picture "Private Worlds" (1935), for which starred...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Ludes, Alice b. December 20, 1912 d. February 12, 2017 Entertainer. She was best know as a member of Bing Crosby's singing ensemble "The Music Maids". As a member of the group, she appeared in numerous Hollywood musicals during the 1940s. One of eight siblings, she found her interest in performing at an early age and following graduation from high school, she began singing in a group called "The Williams Sisters". The trio received an engagement to perform on "The Kraft Music Hall Radio Show" on NBC, for which led to national exposure, in addition...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA Plot: Section: Garden of Tranquility
Landon (Orowitz), Michael (Eugene Maurice) b. October 31, 1936 d. July 1, 1991 Actor, Motion Picture Director. Born in Forest Hills, New York, the family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey, when he was four. Although he had a genius level IQ he failed to maintain passing grades in high school. He was, however, a popular student and was considered by most to be very funny. Discovering the javelin turned his life around. He became so proficient in the sport that he was offered several athletic scholarships and accepted the offer from the University of California. While there...[Read More] (Bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson) Cause of death: Cancer of the pancreas Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum, outside/rear, private room
Storey, David b. July 13, 1933 d. March 27, 2017 Author, Playwright. Several of his works have been adapted into films or TV-Movies. Many of his stories were based on his personal experiences from when he was growing up. His father was a mineworker, he was raised under impoverished circumstances. His interest in playing rugby led to a professional contract with the Leeds Rugby League Club, however his desire to pursue schooling for painting resulted in the termination of his rugby career. Awarded a scholarship, he studied at the Slade School...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Curtis, Clem b. 1940 d. March 27, 2017 Vocalist. Curtis was the former lead vocalist of 1960s soul group The Foundations. He moved to England as a 15-year-old and became a professional boxer, but he preferred music and joined the group that eventually became The Foundations. Between 1966 and 1967, he was the lead vocalist on popular tracks 'Back On My Feet Again' and 'Any Old Time (You're Lonely and Sad)' in addition to 'Baby Now That I've Found You', which is believed to be the first chart-topping single in the United Kingdom by a...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis du Mort) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Russel, Tony b. November 23, 1925 d. March 18, 2017 Actor. He achieved stardom in the Italian cinema, before returning to the United States during the late 1960s, where he had a busy career in television. Born Antonio Pietro Russo, to Italian immigrants, he served with the United States Army Air Corps and following his return home, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, where he studied Speech and Drama. He experienced further training at the Pasadena Playhouse and worked his way into motion pictures with minor roles in the films "The...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Doak, Gary b. February 26, 1946 d. March 25, 2017 Professional Hockey Player. For sixteen seasons (1965 to 1981), he played at the defenseman position in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers. He began his career with the Hamilton Red Wings in 1962 and was promoted to the NHL with Detroit in 1965, prior to being traded to Boston early in the 1965-1966 season. During the course of his career, he became known for his willingness to sacrifice his body, as he frequently blocked...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Curtis, Tony b. June 3, 1925 d. September 29, 2010 Actor. Born Bernard Schwartz, his father was a tailor who immigrated from Hungary; he was brought up in poverty in a tough Bronx neighborhood. He developed an interest in acting after visiting a neighborhood settlement house, and following service in the US Navy, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and studied at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School for Social Research (New York City). He began his professional career touring with a stock company in the "Borscht Circuit", and appeared in New...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Palm Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA Plot: Legacy, Space PG10, Row 3 GPS coordinates: 36.0511551, -115.1151962 (hddd.dddd)
Milian, Tomas b. March 3, 1933 d. March 22, 2017 Actor. Born Tomas Quintin Rodriguez, he was a versatile actor who was known for bringing intensity to the roles he played in both television and film during a career that spanned seven decades. He left his birthplace of Havana, Cuba and went to the United States to study method acting under Lee Strasburg at the Actors Studio in New York. After a couple of acting performances on both television and the Broadway stage, he went to Italy and stayed after being offered a part in Mauro Bolognini's...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Paxton, Bill (William Archibald) b. May 17, 1955 d. February 25, 2017 Actor and Director. Born the son of Mary Lou Gray and John Lane Paxton, in Fort Worth, Texas. At 18, he moved to Los Angeles, where he found work as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his film debut with them in an uncredited role in “Crazy Mama” (1975). He then moved to New York where he studied acting at New York University before he landed a small part in “Stripes” (1981) followed by other bit parts in “The Lords of Discipline” (1983), “Streets of Fire” (1983), and “...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Liberty section, Map #H36, Lot 2104, Companion Garden Crypt 3 GPS coordinates: 34.1437607, -118.3172913 (hddd.dddd)
Leigh, Janet b. July 6, 1927 d. October 3, 2004 Actress. Born Jeanette Helen Morrison, she was discovered when retired film star Norma Shearer saw her picture at a ski resort. Norma recommended her to talent agent Lew Wasserman who got Janet a contract at MGM for $50 a week and who christened Jeanette with the stage name, Janet Leigh. She made her first movie, "The Romance of Rosy Bridge," at 19 in 1947. By 1949, she was very busy, working in six movies that year alone. Some of her films included "Act of Violence," "Little Women," "...[Read More] (Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) Cause of death: Vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: cremated
Baxter, Warner b. March 29, 1889 d. May 7, 1951 Actor. He is best remembered for his role of the Cisco Kid in the early talking movie "In Old Arizona," (1929) which won him an Oscar for Best Actor that same year. It was his only Oscar. He reprised the role twice, for the films "The Cisco Kid" (1931) and "The Return of the Cisco Kid" (1939). Born Warner Leroy Baxter in Columbus, Ohio, his family moved to San Francisco, California when he was nine following the death of his father. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, his family lived in a...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Memory, crypt 579
Matthews Sr., Clay b. August 1, 1928 d. March 23, 2017 Professional Football Player. Born William Clay Matthews, he played the offensive tackle for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers for four seasons (1950, 1953-1955). He played football collegiately at Georgia Tech and was selected in the 25th round of the 1949 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. He never played for them and the next year, joined the San Francisco 49ers. He played for them for one year before joining the United States Army and going to Korea as part of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Quinlan, Karen Ann b. March 29, 1954 d. June 11, 1985 Karen Ann Quinlan fell into a coma in April 1975, allegedly after mixing drugs and alcohol at a party. After she had been on a respirator and a feeding tube for about a year, her family asked hospital authorities to remove her from life support; the hospital refused. Her case was one of the first to call attention to the "right to die" debate nationally. The Quinlans were finally granted permission from the New Jersey Supreme Court to remove Karen from life support in 1976; amazingly, she...[Read More] (Bio by: Joel Manuel) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Scott, Robert Falcon b. June 6, 1868 d. March 29, 1912 Explorer. He and the other four members of his team reached the South Pole on January 17, 1912, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had arrived about a month earlier. On the return trip, all five perished. After becoming trapped and tent-bound by a blizzard, Scott, Lt. Henry R. "Birdy" Bowers, Royal Marines, and Dr. Edward Adrian Wilson died from starvation and exposure on the Ross Ice Shelf. They were 11 miles from a supply depot. They were discovered on November 12, 1912. Their bodies were...[Read More] Cause of death: Froze to death on an expedition Body lost or destroyed, Body frozen near the South Pole