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!
Keats, John b. October 31, 1795 d. February 23, 1821 Poet. One of the best loved and most admired of all English poets, his odes, sonnets, and narrative poems frequently find a place in modern anthologies of English poetry, and continue to be popular. Keats died in Rome at the age of 25, from the great killer of the time, tuberculosis, which he had probably contracted from his younger brother Tom, whom he had helped nurse, and who had died of the same disease three years before. He had moved to Rome in the hope that the warmer and gentler climate...[Read More] Campo Cestio, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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!
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
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!
Laurel, Stan b. June 16, 1890 d. February 23, 1965 Comedian. He found his greatest success when paired with Oliver Hardy. Born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, England, the second of five children. His father, A. J. Jefferson managed a number of vaudeville theaters, and his mother was an actress. He lived with his grandparents until age six, then moved in with his parents to begin his education. Young Laurel liked theater so much that he set up a small stage in his...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Liberty section, Map #H25, Distinguished Memorial — Garden Niche 1 GPS coordinates: 34.1440239, -118.3174744 (hddd.dddd)
Moore, Mary Tyler b. December 29, 1936 d. January 25, 2017 American Actress, Television Icon. She was a vivacious actress best known for her roles on both the 1960s sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and the 1970s sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". Originally a dancer, she got her start in television as a dancing elf "Happy Hotpoint" in Hotpoint Appliance commercials during the popular show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" in 1952. She would go to perform in various television shows such as "Richard Diamond, Private Detective", "Bourbon Street Beat"...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Coryell, Larry b. April 2, 1943 d. February 19, 2017 American Musician. Known as the 'Godfather of Fusion', Coryell was a pioneer of jazz-rock, who released more than 60 solo albums in his lifetime. Born in Texas, but raised near Seattle, he began to play piano at the age of 4, and in his teens, he learned to play rock music on the guitar. After studying journalism at The University of Washington, he relocated to New York in 1965 where he studied classical guitar. He made his debut recording on drummer Chico Hamilton's album 'The Dealer' which...[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!
Earnhardt Sr., Dale (Ralph Dale) b. April 29, 1951 d. February 18, 2001 Race Car Driver. Born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, to Ralph Lee and Martha Coleman Earnhardt, who was then one of the best short-track drivers in North Carolina. Known to the world as Dale, he would not be persuaded to give up his dream of racing, dropping out of school to race. In May 1975, Dale made his stock car racing debut, finishing 22nd in the World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In 1978, Dale's racing caught the attention of Rod Osterlund, a racing sponsor based in California. After...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Cause of death: Racing accident Earnhardt Estate, Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina, USA
Arrow, Kenneth b. August 23, 1921 d. February 21, 2017 Nobel Prize Winning Economist. He was widely respected for his enormous impact on Economics during the 20th Century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1972, jointly with British Economist John R. Hicks, "For their pioneering contributions to general economic equilibrium theory and welfare theory". To date, he is the youngest recipient, at the age of fifty-one to be awarded a Nobel Prize for Economics. Born into a family of Jewish descent, his parents saved diligently to provide him with a...[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!
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)
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
Steele, George 'The Animal' b. April 16, 1937 d. February 16, 2017 Hall-of-Fame Professional Wrestler. An eccentric character in his sport whose uncouth appearance belied the cultured gentleman that he was in real life, he was known for his green tongue as well as his trademark 'eating' of the ring turnbuckle. Born William James Myers, he was a star athlete in school, attended Central Michigan University, and transferred to Michigan State where he was a standout lineman, though his dreams of a football career were derailed by knee problems. Myers earned a...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Duel (Deuel), Peter (Peter Ellstrom) b. February 24, 1940 d. December 31, 1971 Actor. He is best remembered for his role of Hannibal Hayes in the television series "Alias Smith and Jones". Born in Rochester, New York, he took acting lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City from 1957 to 1961. He moved on to his dream of acting in Hollywood in 1963 after a tour with the National Road Company's "Take Her, She's Mine." After doing many small walk-on roles on various television series, he was cast for one season in the role of ‘John Cooper’, next to...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Suicide Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe County, New York, USA Plot: 361D
Connell, Cardinal. Desmond b. March 24, 1926 d. February 21, 2017 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a civil servant, Phibsboro born Desmond Connell frequented the local St. Peter's National School before entering Belvedere College in Dublin and subsequently Holy Cross College. Furthering his studies at University College of Dublin, the Seminary of Maynooth and Louvain University in Belgium, he was ordained priest by Archbishop John Charles McQuaid C.S.Sp., of Dublin on May 19, 1951. Chaplain to three communities of contemplative sisters: the Poor Clares of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland Plot: Cathedral Vaults
Hale, Barbara b. April 18, 1922 d. January 26, 2017 American Actress. She will best be remembered for her role as legal secretary Della Street on the long-running television series, 'Perry Mason'. At age twelve, she began taking lessons in ballet and started to participate in local theater plays. After she graduated from high school, she enrolled in the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and briefly worked as a model, posing for a comic strip named 'Ramblin' Bill'. Her agent sent photos to RKO Studios in Los Angeles, an audition was arranged and...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis du Mort) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Enduring Faith section, Map #D10, Lot 2580, Ground Interment Space 2
Adams, John Quincy b. July 11, 1767 d. February 23, 1848 6th United States President, Presidential Cabinet Secretary, Diplomat, US Senator and Congressman. He served as the 6th United States resident from 1825 until 1829. He was the 2nd child and oldest son of 2nd United States President John Adams and his wife Abigail Smith Adams. Cause of death: Stroke United First Parish Church, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Basement crypt
Michael (Panayiotou), George (Georgios Kyriacos) b. June 25, 1963 d. December 25, 2016 British Singer. Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael, was a singer, songwriter, and record producer, who rose to fame as a member (with Andrew Ridgeley) of the music duo Wham!. He was best known in the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop and has also been characterized as a blue-eyed soul singer, although his material draws more from middle of the road pop than soul music. Michael sold more than 80 million records worldwide. His 1987 debut solo...[Read More] Highgate Cemetery (West), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Wold, John Schiller b. August 31, 1916 d. February 19, 2017 US Congressman. He served the state of Wyoming in the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1969 to January 3, 1971. He earned degrees from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1938 and Cornell University in 1939. He served as a consulting physicist and gunnery officer for the United States Navy during the Second World War. From 1957 to 1959, he served in the Wyoming House of Representatives. After his service in the state house, he served as the state Republican...[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!