Knotts, Don (Jesse Donald) b. July 21, 1924 d. February 24, 2006 Actor, Comedian. Born Jesse Donald Knotts in Morgantown, West Virginia, he is best known for his roles as 'Deputy Barney Fife' in the 1960s television series the "Andy Griffith Show," and as landlord 'Ralph Furley' from the late 1970s television situation comedy series "Three's Company." He began his career as a ventriloquist and comedian in his local hometown of Morgantown. Following an unsuccessful career launch in New York, he returned home to attend West Virginia University. He entered the...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cause of death: Complications of lung cancer Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA GPS coordinates: 34.0588646, -118.4420700 (hddd.dddd)
Colmes, Alan b. September 24, 1950 d. February 23, 2017 Television Personality. He was best known to television viewers as the "liberal side" of Fox News' "Hannity & Colmes" from 1996 to 2009. While working toward his bachelors' degree in communications at Hofstra University, he worked at the college's radio station. After graduating in 1971, he started his career as a stand up comedian. He later went to work at various radio stations across the Northeast United States. In 1996 he was hired by Fox News and started as the co-host, along...[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!
Lewis, Ida Zorada b. February 25, 1842 d. October 24, 1911 American Folk Figure. One of the most famous people ever to serve in the US Coast Guard, (at this time the US Lighthouse Service). Born Idawalley Zorada Lewis, daughter of Hosea Lewis, keeper of Lime Rock Light. Became keeper after her father suffered a stroke. Officially credited with saving 18 lives during her 39 years as keeper, but the number may be as high as 26; the last at the age of 63. Featured on the cover of Harper's Weekly in 1869, President Grant travelled to Newport with the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kristen Conrad) Common Burying Ground, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Buttner, Brenda b. May 22, 1961 d. February 20, 2017 Television Personality. She was known to television viewers as the host of Fox News "Bulls & Bears" every Saturday morning from 2002 to 2016. She graduated from Harvard University in 1983 with a bachelors' degree in social studies. She then spent two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford University, England where she graduated with high honors and a B.A. in politics and economics. After college, she went to Reno, Nevada where she began her television career at KCRL-TV...[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!
McGavin, Darren b. May 7, 1922 d. February 25, 2006 Actor. Character actor seen in movies and television. Probably best known for his role as Ralphie's father in the Holiday classic "A Christmas Story." He began his acting career in 1944 working in an off-Broadway play. He was first seen on film in an un-credited role in the 1945 film "A Song to Remember." He had several bit parts in many films throughout the 1940's. He appeared in live theater and film productions, including a starring role in the National touring company of "Death of a...[Read More] (Bio by: The Perplexed Historian) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section 7, Lot 203, Grave 14 GPS coordinates: 34.0896492, -118.3173981 (hddd.dddd)
Harrison, George b. February 25, 1943 d. November 29, 2001 Rock Musician. The youngest of four children born to Harold Hargreaves Harrison and Louise French in the port city of Liverpool, in northwest England. His siblings were Louise, Harry and Peter Harrison (who died in 2007 of cancer). Harrison met Paul McCartney on the school bus that George's father drove. Paul introduced George to John Lennon and via an audition on the top of a bus (some stories say there were a few auditions), John let George join his group, The Quarry Men (later renamed The...[Read More] (Bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) Cause of death: Lung cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes Scattered in the Ganges River in India
Curtis, Ian b. July 15, 1956 d. May 18, 1980 Musician, He was best known for being the lead singer and songwriter for the band "Joy Division". Born in Stretford, England, he lived most of his life in Macclesfield and attended King's School there. He helped form Joy Division in Manchester in 1977. An epileptic, he was known for mimicking his seizures in dance form while performing. The resemblance was such that audience members were occasionally uncertain whether he was dancing or having a seizure. By 1978 it appeared that his epilepsy...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Macclesfield Cemetery, Macclesfield, Cheshire East Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
Hatch, Richard b. May 21, 1945 d. February 7, 2017 American Actor, Writer and Producer. A prolific actor of television, he will best be remembered for his role as Captain Apollo in the original 'Battlestar Galactica' TV series. His career started in 1971 with a stint on the daytime soap-opera 'All My Children' as Philip Brent and would go on to appear in several more TV series such as 'Alias Smith and Jones', 'Room 222', 'Kung Fu', 'Medical Center', 'The Rookies' and 'Streets of San Francisco' before landing the starring role on 'Battlestar...[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!
Coco, James b. March 21, 1930 d. February 25, 1987 Actor. Born James Emil Coco, he was a popular character player noted for his comedic roles on stage, film and television. At age 17, he toured with a children's theatre troupe and made his Broadway debut in the play "Hotel Paradiso" in 1957. A veteran of more than 700 stage productions, he was the recipient of the Obie Award and the Drama Desk Award for outstanding performance. For feature films, he appeared in "Ensign Pulver" (1964), ""Generation" (1969), "The Wild Party" (1975), "Wholly...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Heart attack Saint Gertrudes Cemetery, Colonia, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA Plot: Section 29, Lot 660 GPS coordinates: 40.5960999, -74.3068008 (hddd.dddd)
Backus, Jim (James Gilmore) b. February 25, 1913 d. July 3, 1989 Actor. He is best remembered for being the voice of the cartoon character "Mr. Magoo," and for playing 'Thurston Howell' on the classic television sitcom "Gilligan's Island" that aired from 1964 to 1967. He had an extensive career for over five decades as a screen, stage, radio, and television figure. The son of a mechanical engineer, he grew up in Bratenahl, Ohio and attended Shaw High School in East Cleveland, Ohio and the Kentucky Military Institute in Lyndon, Kentucky. During his teens he...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Complications of Parkinson's disease Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section D, #203 GPS coordinates: 34.0581818, -118.4415283 (hddd.dddd)
Morrison (Courson), Pamela Susan b. December 22, 1946 d. April 25, 1974 Longtime girlfriend and alleged wife of singer Jim Morrison (of the Doors). Pamela Susan Courson was born December 22, 1946, in Weed California. She met Jim Morrison when she was 19 while an art student at Los Angeles City College. She would become Jim's girlfriend for the next 5 years until his death in 1971. Pamela took the name Morrison later on in their relationship. On July 2, 1971, Jim and Pamela went to see a movie. After the movie, they returned to their apartment in Paris. Jim went to...[Read More] (Bio by: Fan of the Site) Cause of death: Heroin overdose Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA Plot: Garden courts, compartment 164 GPS coordinates: 33.7729111, -117.8416672 (hddd.dddd)
Bass, Nicole b. August 10, 1964 d. February 17, 2017 American Bodybuilder, Professional Wrestler and Actress. Bass, who was 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, competed as a professional bodybuilder before joining Extreme Championship Wrestling. She made her wrestling debut during the first half of 1998, partnering with Justin Credible, Chastity and Jason. She participated in feuds with Tommy Dreamer, Mikey Whipwreck and Beulah McGillicutty. The following year, she joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), as Sable's bodyguard at WrestleMania XV. Shortly...[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!
Loving, Richard Perry b. October 29, 1933 d. June 29, 1975 Civil Rights Figure. On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving, a white man, married Mildred Jeter, a black woman. Their wedding took place in Washington, DC because their home state, Virginia, had a law prohibiting inter-racial marriages. They returned to Caroline County, VA and were arrested. In 1959 they pled guilty and were given a one year suspended sentence under the condition that they leave Virginia and not return for 25 years. In 1963 they challenged the law and in March of 1966, the Virginia...[Read More] (Bio by: Eamonn) Saint Stephens Baptist Church Cemetery, Central Point, Caroline County, Virginia, USA
Connors, Chuck b. April 10, 1921 d. November 10, 1992 Actor. Real name Kevin Joseph Charles Aloysius Connors. He appeared in over 40 films but won his greatest fame as TV's "The Rifleman". Born in Brooklyn, the strapping, 6'5" Connors attended Seton Hall College and served in the Army during World War II. After his discharge in 1946 he briefly played professional basketball with the newly-formed Boston Celtics, and baseball with his hometown Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs, but after spending most of his sports career in the minor leagues he decided...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Cause of death: Cancer San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section J, T-21, grave 123 GPS coordinates: 34.2773094, -118.4659882 (hddd.dddd)
Reynolds, Debbie (Mary Frances) b. April 1, 1932 d. December 28, 2016 Actress. Perky and multitalented, she experienced success on stage, in films and on television. She will perhaps be remembered for playing ‘Kathy Selden’ opposite Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor in the classic musical “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952). Born Mary Francis Reynolds, her father worked as a railroad carpenter for Southern Pacific, her mother washed laundry to provide additional income. She moved with her family to Southern California during her mid teens. After winning the ‘Miss Burbank’...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Courts of Remembrance section, Map #A71, Distinguished Memorial – Sarcophagus 84 (southeastern-most quadrangular courtyard area; along south wall, east-half; topped by Carrara marble statuary) GPS coordinates: 34.1491737, -118.3197174 (hddd.dddd)
Cash, Johnny b. February 26, 1932 d. September 12, 2003 Country Singer, Musician, Actor, Entertainer. Legendary Country Music Singer and songwriter who was known as "The Man in Black" for his trademark wearing of all black clothing. Contrary to his songs and image, he never spent time in prison (except to visit). Most remembered for the songs "Ring of Fire," "Folsom Prison Blues," "A Boy Named Sue," and "I walk the Line." Born in Kingsland, Arkansas, one of seven children, in 1951, he enlisted into the United States Air Force, was stationed in...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Diabetes and neuropathy Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA GPS coordinates: 36.3120842, -86.5924606 (hddd.dddd)
Williams, Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) b. March 26, 1911 d. February 25, 1983 American Playwright, Novelist, Poet, and Short Story Writer. He is best known for his plays "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" which each earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948 and 1955 respectively. He was born Thomas Lanier Williams in Columbus, Mississippi, whose father was an alcoholic-prone traveling shoe salesman and his mother had bouts of mental illness. While very young, he became ill nearly died from either diphtheria or rheumatic fever, which left him...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA Plot: Section 15A
Charismatic b. March 13, 1996 d. February 19, 2017 Champion Race Horse. The thoroughbred distinguished himself as the winner of both the 1999 Kentucky Derby and the 1990 Preakness Stakes winner. He was unsuccessful for his bid at the Belmont Stakes that year. The chestnut colt was the offspring of 1980 Preakness Stakes winner Summer Squall and Bali Babe. During the third leg of the "triple crown" in 1999, Charismatic finished third place. After it was revealed the horse had suffered two fractured bones during the race, he was retired and sent...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Old Friends Dream Chase Farm Cemetery, Georgetown, Scott County, Kentucky, USA
Doss, Desmond Thomas b. February 7, 1919 d. March 23, 2006 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, and grew up in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, whose tenets forbid bearing arms. When he was called to the draft, he declined a religious exemption that would have allowed him to continue working in a shipyard. He served in the Army with the designation of conscientious objector, but he detested that phrase. He preferred "conscientious cooperator." However, he still refused to learn to shoot a rifle. Sent...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Section P #6399A GPS coordinates: 35.0355186, -85.2881699 (hddd.dddd)
Ali, Muhammad b. January 17, 1942 d. June 3, 2016 American Professional Boxer. He is generally considered to be the greatest heavyweight boxer in the history of the sport. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, his birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. His father was Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr., a billboard and sign painter. His mother, was Odessa O'Grady Clay, a household domestic. He was introduced to boxing by a police officer. Since early in his boxing career, he is credited for his remarkable skill, accuracy, smoothness, and precision, which...[Read More] (Bio by: Christian) Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA