Saturday, February 13, 2010


Donna Reed's Burial Site

Donna Reed is probably best remembered for her roles as the wholesome housewife Donna Stone on television's The Donna Reed Show and as Mary Bailey in Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life (1946). She is intereed at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.


Thursday, January 28, 2010


J. D. Salinger (1919 - 2010)

J. D. Salinger, who was thought at one time to be the most important American writer to emerge since World War II but who then turned his back on success and adulation, becoming the Garbo of letters, famous for not wanting to be famous, died on Wednesday at his home in Cornish, N.H., where he had lived in seclusion for more than 50 years. He was 91. (Source: The New York Times)


Thursday, January 14, 2010


Teddy Pendergrass (1950 - 2010)

R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, who was one of the most electric and successful figures in music until a car crash 28 years ago left him in a wheelchair, has died of colon cancer. He was 59. (Source:


Sunday, December 20, 2009


Brittany Murphy (1977 - 2009)

Brittany Murphy, the bubbly, free-spirited actress who appeared in such films as "Clueless" and "8 Mile," died Sunday, apparently of natural causes, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said. She was 32. (Source:


Monday, November 2, 2009


Carl Wilson's Burial Site

American rock and roll singer and guitarist, Carl Wilson, is best known as the co-founder and lead guitarist of The Beach Boys, with his older brothers Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson. Carl is interred at the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Hollywood.


Friday, October 23, 2009


Soupy Sales (1926 - 2009)

Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83. (Source:


Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Gene Autry's Burial Site

Best known as the "Singing Cowboy," Gene Autry got his start in 1926 while singing and playing his guitar to pass the time at his telegraph operator's job. He is interred at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills on 6300 Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles.


Monday, September 14, 2009


Patrick Swayze (1952 - 2009)

Actor Patrick Swayze has died after a battle with cancer, he was 57 years old. Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952, in Houston, Texas. His father was an engineering draftsman; his mother was a ballet dancer and later the director of the Houston Ballet Dance Company. Swayze is survived by his wife, Lisa, of over 30 years and his mother, Patsy. (Source:


Sunday, July 12, 2009


Ty Cobb in 1920 and 1930 Census

We found Hall of Fame baseball player, nicknamed "The Georgia Peach," Ty Cobb (age 43) in the 1930 Census with his wife, Charlotte "Charlie" M. (39), and children, Ty Jr. (20) and Shirley (18) living in Augusta, Georgia.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Karl Malden (1913 - 2009)

Karl Malden, the Academy Award-winning actor whose intelligent characterizations on stage and screen made him a star despite his plain looks, died Wednesday. He was 97. Malden is survived by his wife, Mona, daughters Mila and Cara, his sons-in-law, three granddaughters, and four great grandchildren. (Source: AP via Yahoo! News)


Thursday, June 25, 2009


Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009)

Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead today. Jackson has three children -- sons Prince Michael 7, and Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., 12, and daughter Paris Michael Katherine, 11. (Source: Los Angeles Times)



Farrah Fawcett (1947 - 2009)

Farrah Fawcett, the actress whose best-selling poster and "Charlie's Angels" stardom made her one of the most famous faces in the world, died Thursday. She was 62. (Source:


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