Cremated Women

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Kathryn Joosten
Kathryn is best known for her portrayals of "Karen McCluskey" on Desperate Housewives on ABC and of "Mrs. Landingham", secretary to the President (Martin Sheen), on the critically-acclaimed NBC drama, The West Wing. She has also recurred on Dharma & Greg, and guest-starred on many hit television series...
“ Her ashes were scattered. ” - Syl
Bea Arthur
Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9". She earned the title "wittiest" girl in her school, and Bea's dream was to be in show business...
“ Ashes are with family. ” - Syl
Rue McClanahan
A veteran television actress and Broadway star of the 50s, Rue McClanahan was born Eddi-Rue McClanahan in Healdton, Oklahoma, to Dreda Rheua-Nell (Medaris), a beautician, and William Edwin McClanahan, a building contractor. She was noticed by television executive Norman Lear. Lear cast her in a number of television shows...
“ Ashes are with family. ” - Syl
Hermione Baddeley
Actress, Mary Poppins
A brash character actress who specialized in cinema, television, and theater, Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley was born on November 13, 1906 in Broseley, Shropshire. She was the youngest of four sisters - including Angela Baddeley, also an actress - and her half-brother, Very Rev William Baddeley, was a Church of England Minister...
“ Ashes are interred in England. ” - Syl
“ Ashes are interred in a niche. ” - Syl
Gloria Stuart
Actress, Titanic
Gloria Stuart was born on a dining room table on 4th Street in Santa Monica, California on July 4, 1910. Her early roles as a performing artist were in plays she produced in her home as a young girl. She was the star of her senior class play at Santa Monica High School in 1927. Attending the University of California...
“ She was cremated and her ashes were scattered in the Santa Monica Bay. ” - Syl
“ Natalia Danesi Murray and her ashes were scattered on the beach of Cherry Grove, Fire Island, New York. ” - Syl
“ Janet Flanner and her ashes were scattered on the beach of Cherry Grove, Fire Island, New York. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated upon her death. Cremation location is either Golders Green Crematorium or East Finchley Crematorium in London, England. ” - Syl
Amy Winehouse
Soundtrack, About Time
Amy Winehouse was a five-time Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter known for such hits as 'Rehab' and 'You Know I'm No Good' among her other works. She was born Amy Jade Winehouse, on September 14, 1983, in Enfield, London, England to a Jewish family with Russian ancestry on her mother's side...
“ She was cremated upon her death. She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium and her ashes were laid to rest in Edgwarebury Jewish Cemetery in London, United Kingdom. Her death caused considerable mourning worldwide. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated upon her death. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated and ashes were supposed to be scattered on Second Avenue in New York City. ” - Syl
Alice Ghostley
Actress, The Graduate
Whether portraying a glum, withering wallflower, a drab and dowdy housewife, a klutzy maid or a cynical gossip, eccentric character comedienne Alice Ghostley had the ability to draw laughs from the skimpiest of material with a simple fret or whine. Making a name for herself on the Tony-winning Broadway stage...
“ She was cremated and ashes are with family. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated upon her death. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated upon her death. ” - Syl
Lani O'Grady
Although Lani O'Grady retired from acting in the '80s to become a talent agent like her mother, she had long secured her place in the TV Land pantheon as Mary, the brainiac wannabe doctor in Eight Is Enough's expansive Bradford brood. The dramedy, starring Dick Van Patten as a newspaper columnist and superdad...
“ She was cremated and her ashes were scattered in Hawaii. ” - Syl
Thora Hird
In a career than spanned eight decades, Thora Hird was widely-regarded as one of Britain's finest character actresses. She made over 100 films as well as starring in a host of TV comedies and, as a straight actress, excelled in the works of playwright Alan Bennett. Even in her 90s, she was working almost daily...
“ Her ashes were scattered at their daughter's garden in Chichester, England with her husband. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium. ” - Syl
Rose Hill
Actress, 'Allo 'Allo!
British character actress, best known as Fanny La Fan in the long-running sit-com 'Allo 'Allo. She continued to act until her eighties before spending her final years living at Denville Hall, the actors retirement home in Middlesex.
“ She was cremated at the Crematorium in Ruislip, England. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated at the Crematorium in Ruislip, England. ” - Syl
Maria Callas
This volatile opera diva was born in New York City to Greek émigrés in 1923. Her father set up a pharmacy and changed the family name from Kalogeropoulos to Callas. As a child Maria studied the piano. When her parents separated (she was 14 at the time), her mother returned to Athens with Maria and her sister...
“ Her ashes were stolen from the niche at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France and were scattered in Greece. ” - Syl
Leyla Gencer
Actress, Aida
Gencer was born in Turkey. Her mother was from Poland and her father from Turkey. She began studying at the Istanbul Conservatory and later she took private lessons in Ankara with the famous Italian soprano Giannina Arangi-Lombardi. She later sang in the chorus of the Turkish State Opera until she made her operatic debut in Ankara in 1950 as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana...
“ Her ashes were scattered in Turkey. ” - Syl
“ Her ashes were interred at a church garden in Connecticut. ” - Syl
Eva Le Gallienne
Actress, Resurrection
Legendary stage actress Eva Le Gallienne's life began just as grandly as the daughter of poet Richard Le Gallienne. Sarah Bernhardt was her idol growing up and, at age 18, was brought to New York by her mother. Making her London debut with "Monna Vanna" in 1914, she proved a star in every sense of the word...
“ Her ashes were scattered at her home in Weston, Connecticut. ” - Syl
“ Ashes are with maternal grandparents, Cindy and George Anthony of Orlando, Florida. ” - Syl
Betsy Blair
Actress, Marty
Betsy Blair was born in Cliffside, New Jersey, a child model before finding work as a chorus dancer at the early age of 15. She received her first mini-break on Broadway in "Panama Hattie" in 1940 delivering a single line, but by the next year she had copped the ingénue lead in William Saroyan's "The Beautiful People." At around the same time...
“ She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium. Her ashes are with her daughter. ” - Syl
Joan Sims
The First Lady of Carry On, was born Irene Joan Marion Sims on 9 May 1930. The daughter of an Essex railway station master, Joan was interested in pursuing show-business, and soon became a familiar face in a growing number of amateur productions. In 1946, Joan first applied to RADA, her audition was unsuccessful...
“ She was cremated at Putney Vale Crematorium and Cemetery in Putney Vale, London, England ” - Syl
Jessica Tandy
A beloved, twinkly blue-eyed doyenne of stage and screen, actress Jessica Tandy's career spanned nearly six and a half decades. In that course of time, she enjoyed an amazing film renaissance at age 80, something unheard of in a town that worships youth and nubile beauty. She was born Jessie Alice Tandy in London in 1909...
“ She was cremated and her ashes are with family. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated at Oxford Crematorium in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England and her ashes were scattered in their Rose Garden. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated at Oxford Crematorium in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated at Oxford Crematorium in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. ” - Syl
“ Ashes are under an oak tree at the top of St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Chapel Bank, Ebony, Isle of Oxney, Kent, England next to her son, Jeremy Sinden. Both trees have inscribed plaques under them. ” - Syl
Barbara Stanwyck
Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley, wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys. But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the period from 1927 until 1964...
“ Her ashes were scattered in Lone Pine, California. ” - Syl
Dana Hill
Dana Hill was born Dana Lynne Goetz on May 6, 1964, in a suburb of Los Angeles, to parents Sandy Hill and Ted Goetz, a commercial director. Despite diabetes ending a promising future in athletics when she was just ten years old, Dana gamely threw herself into acting when still in her early teen years...
“ Ashes are with family. ” - Syl
Mary Millar
Mary Millar had a very successful stage career in the West End. She began singing arias at the age of fourteen. Her London stage debut was in the 1962 production "Lock Up Your Daughters". She was in the original cast of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, "The Phantom of the Opera", and can be heard on the cast recording performing the role of "Madame Giry"...
“ Ashes are with family. ” - Syl
Brynn Hartman
Actress, North
“ Phil and Brynn's bodies were cremated and spread upon Catalina Island, just off the coast of California, on June 4, 1998. Phil had specifically stated in his will that he wanted the ashes spread on Catalina Island because it was his favorite holiday getaway (he was an avid boater). ” - Syl
Cecily Adams
Casting Director, That '70s Show
American actress, casting director, teacher, and theatrical director. The daughter of nightclub singer Adelaide Adams and Get Smart star Don Adams, she was born in Queens, New York, several months after her parents' divorce. Raised in peripatetic fashion by her mother, she survived a particularly Dickensian Catholic boarding school as a toddler...
“ She was cremated and her ashes scattered in Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California. ” - Syl
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
All Hawaii mourned, and more than 10,000 people turned out for a state funeral in honor of Israel Ka'anoi "Brudda Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole. The son of Henry Kalei'aloha Naniwa and Evangeline Leinani Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel was surrounded by music growing up; his uncle was Moe Keale, a very well-known and respected musician...
“ Israel's body was cremated, and the ashes scattered at Makua Beach on the Waianae coast where he was raised. He is survived by his wife Marlene Ku'upua Ah Lo Kamakawiwo'ole, and their 14-year old daughter, Ceslianne Wehekealake'alekupuna Ah Lo Kamakawiwo'ole. ” - Syl
Mae Busch
Mae Busch can certainly claim career versatility, having successfully played Erich von Stroheim's mistress, Lon Chaney's girlfriend, Charley Chase's sister, James Finlayson's ex-wife and Oliver Hardy's wife! She was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1891; her parents were in the theater and when she was six years old the family moved to the US...
“ She was cremated and her ashes remained in a cardboard box at the Motion Picture Country Home Hospital for over 20 years until a proper internment and plaque was provided. ” - Syl
Barbara Colby
Actress Barbara Colby, at age 36, was on the brink of TV character stardom when the native New Yorker was senselessly shot and killed one evening on the streets of Los Angeles. The tall, toothy, husky-voiced, frizzy-haired actress equipped with a keen, Brooklyn-tough sensibility and dead-on comedy instincts had just started to make a name for herself on the West coast when tragedy occurred...
“ arbara was later cremated and a memorial service held at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon. She was survived by her mother and younger sister Renee. ” - Syl
Helen Chandler
Actress, Dracula
Helen Chandler was born in Charleston, South Carolina on February 1, 1906. By the late 1920s she had become a hugely popular actress on the New York stage. That Hollywood should beckon was inevitable, but unfortunately whatever quality made Chandler a success on the stage did not survive the transition to film...
“ Her body was cremated, and as no relative ever came forward to claim the remains, her ashes now repose in the vaultage section (off limits to visitors) of the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles. ” - Syl
Born in the pre-war Prague, young Miroslava Sternova (or simply Miroslava, as she was known in her film career) was brought to Mexico by her parents in the late 30s, leaving her childhood, her native Czechoslovakia and her beloved grandma. After winning a beauty contest in Mexico City, Miroslava spent some time in Los Angeles studying acting...
“ a wax statue of her is incineraded, coincided with her own cremation in a Mexican graveyard. Her tragic life inspired a short story in 1990, and a film, Miroslava (1993). ” - Syl
Isadora Duncan
Writer, Isadora
Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin. She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan...
“ Duncan was cremated and her ashes were laid in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France. ” - Syl
Lena Horne
Lena Calhoun Horne was born June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. In her biography she stated that on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs. Her parents divorced while she was still a toddler. Her mother left later in order to find work as an actress and Lena was left in the care of her grandparents...
“ Ashes with family. ” - Syl
Rita Oehmen
Rita K. Oehmen was born on June 24, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. From the time she was young, she was paired with her brother Edward to do a Vaudville show billed as the Oehmen twins. This lasted until about the age of 20, when she branched out on her own doing a stand-up act while going to college. At this time...
“ She was then cremated and her ashes spread out into the Pacific Ocean. ” - Syl
Thelma Hill
Actress, Two Tars
Thelma Hill was born Thelma Floy Hillerman in Emporia, Kansas on December 12, 1906. When she was seven her father Clifford, a musician, passed away. A few years later Thelma and her mother Gussie moved to California. They lived just a few blocks from the Mack Sennett studios. Thelma dreamed of becoming an actress and hung around by the gates trying to getting noticed...
“ Her body was cremated and the ashes were interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. ” - Syl
Donna Mae Roberts
Actress, 42nd Street
Donna Mae Roberts was born in Los Angeles, she was the daughter of Walter Roberts and Cora H. Myers. She went to the University in California, where she majored in psychology and belonged to two honorary scholastic fraternities. She left her classes at the end at the end of her junior year to join the chorus...
“ Donna Mae Roberts died at the Cottonwood Care Center in Gardnerville in 1996. Her body was cremated at Fitzhenry's Crematory. ” - Syl
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Famous American poet and author. She wrote numerous poems starting when she was 7 years old. She would go on to write poems such as The Price He Paid, Inherited Passions, The Beautiful Lie and The Belle of the Season amoung other. In her later years she went to the battle fields in France during World War 1 to lecture to the soldiers...
“ she died of Cancer at her Short Beach estate. She was cremated and sealed in a vault with her husbands ashes on the property. ” - Syl
Helen Shipman
Helen Shipman was born in Pennsylvania, USA in 1899 (the exact month and day is in question). Her obituary in 1984 (which was written by her husband, Edward J. Pawley) stated that she was 85, which would have made her birth in the year 1899. Other newspaper articles also reveal that she was born in 1899...
“ Both Edward and Helen (Shipman) Pawley were cremated and their ashes were buried near their home in Rock Mills, Rappahannock County, Virginia. ” - Syl
Lucille Young
Lucille Young was born in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, a year after her brother. Her parents' marriage was a difficult and short-lived one. Her mother married a second time and Lucille gained a 1/2 sister, Ethel Terry, b 1888 (also an actor and "classical fancy dancer", as described in her entry in the Motion Pictures Studio Directories...
“ According to her death notice in the Los Angeles Times, her funeral service was held on 3 Aug 1934 at the Hollywood Cemetery Chapel. Per her death record, her remains were cremated. ” - Syl
Lily Bouwmeester
Actress, Pygmalion
Lily Bouwmeester was born as the daughter of violinist Ludovicus Adolphus Bouwmeester and pianist Julie Marie Arpeau. She was a member of the famous Bouwmeester family, mostly consisting out of actors. She wanted to be a dancer, but her father insisted on her being a violinist as well and went along with his tours through Europe...
“ She died in 1993 at the local hospital, aged 92. She was cremated in the Hague. ” - Syl
Bela Sekely
Hungarian journalist who became a war correspondent for American newspapers before turning to Hollywood, where he worked for several film studios as a writer and story supervisor. Following service in the First World War as a correspondent for the New York Sun, he signed with M-G-M as a writer. Later he was employed by Universal Pictures and...
“ His cremated remains were returned to Hungary. ” - Syl
Helen Biggar
Director, Hell Unlimited
Helen Biggar was born in the Hyndland area of Glasgow on 25th May 1909, the eldest of three daughters to Hugh and Florence Biggar. Her family were socialists and both her father and uncle were involved in local politics. Although during her childhood she suffered from various ailments and accidents...
“ Her cremation, at Golder's Green was attended by her many friends and luminaries from the artistic, theatrical and ballet worlds. ” - Syl
Susan Tyrrell
Actress, Cry-Baby
A bizarre, gloriously one-of-a-kind Hollywood gypsy and self-affirmed outcast, San Francisco-born actress Susan Tyrrell (born Susan Jillian Creamer) was a teenager when she made her stage debut in "Time Out for Ginger" in 1962. A product of the entertainment industry, her father was a top agent at one time with the William Morris firm...
“ Her ashes were scattered. ” - Syl
Mai Zetterling
Actress, The Witches
Mai Zetterling was born in Sweden in 1925, and lived briefly in Australia while still a child. She's known as a director and actor and trained on the Stockholm repertory stage, she began appearing in war-era films starting in her teens. Following her debut in Lasse Maja, she made quite an impact...
“ Her ashes were scattered over her home in Mont Blanc, France. ” - Syl
Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood, co-written...
“ Cremated, ashes scattered. ” - Syl
“ Cremated. ashes with family. ” - Syl
Ethel Merman
Born in the Astoria section of Queens, New York City, Ethel Merman was surely the pre-eminent star of 'Broadway' musical comedy. Though untrained in singing, she could belt out a song like quite no one else, and was sought after by major songwriters such as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Having debuted in 1930 in "Girl Crazy...
“ Ashes were scattered on Broadway in New York City. ” - Syl
Jill Clayburgh
Actress, Bridesmaids
It came as no surprise to film aficionados when, in 1999, Entertainment Weekly named Jill Clayburgh on its list of Hollywood's 25 Greatest Actresses. For decades, she delivered stellar performances in a wide variety of roles. Jill Clayburgh was born in 1944 in New York City, into a wealthy family, the daughter of Julia Louise (Dorr)...
“ She has no grave, upon her death she was cremated and her ashes are in the possession of family. ” - Syl
Lee Remick
Actress, The Omen
Lee Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Gertrude Margaret (Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin Remick, a department store owner. She had Irish and English ancestry. Remick was educated at Barnard College, studied dance and worked on stage and TV, before making her film debut as a sexy Southern majorette in Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd...
“ She was cremated at Westwood Memorial Park and services held at a later date. Elizabeth Taylor attended and eulogies were delivered by good friends Jack Lemmon and Gregory Peck. Her children, Kate and Matt Colleran, sang the title song from one of her Broadway musical shows "Anyone Can Whistle." ” - Syl
Elizabeth Montgomery
Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years intensive training, she made her...
“ She died 8 weeks after being diagnosed with colon cancer and was cremated. ” - Syl
Barbara Bel Geddes
Actress, Dallas
Arguably best remembered for her role as Miss Ellie, the Ewing family matriarch on the long-running TV series Dallas, Barbara Bel Geddes had earlier scored success on stage and screen long before gaining more lasting fame on television. Born in New York City on Halloween Day 1922, the daughter of noted theatrical and industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes...
“ Upon her death, her ashes were cremated and were scattered at her upstate New York farm. ” - Syl
Anne Francis
Anne Francis got into show business quite early in life. She was born Ann Marvak on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, New York (which is near Sing Sing prison), the only child of Phillip Marvak, a businessman/salesman, and the former Edith Francis. A natural little beauty, she became a John Robert Powers model at age 6(!) and swiftly moved into radio soap work and television in New York...
“ She has no grave, she was cremated and her ashes are in the possession of family. ” - Syl
Margaret Hamilton
Margaret Hamilton was Born December 9, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio to Jennie and Walter Hamilton. She later attended Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and practiced acting doing children's theater while a Junior League of Cleveland member. Margaret had already built her resume with several performances in film before she came to her most memorable and astronomically successful role...
“ She was cremated and her ashes spread on her Dutchess County, New York estate. ” - Syl
Jane Russell
Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her father was a United States Army lieutenant and her mother had been a student of drama and an actress with a traveling troupe. Once Mr. Russell was mustered out of the service, the family took up residence in Canada...
“ Although rumors circulated that she was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery, she was in fact cremated at Santa Barbara Cemetery and her ashes were scattered at sea. ” - Syl
Yvette Wilson
Actress, Moesha
After attending San Jose State University in California, she began her entertainment career as a stand up comic, touring the comedy club circuit. One of her first on-screen appearances was as a recurring member of the cast of the short lived sitcom Thea. Yvette went on to land more on screen roles including Def Comedy Jam...
“ She was cremated and her ashes scattered. ” - Syl
Julie London
Actress, Emergency!
Julie London was born Julie Peck on September 26, 1926 in Santa Rosa, California. She was an actress and sultry singer who starred in a number of movies in the 1940s and 1950s before beginning a popular singing career, but is probably best remembered for her role as Nurse Dixie McCall on Emergency! in the 1970s...
“ Cremated and shares a niche in a columbarium with husband and Emergency! co-star, Bobby Troup, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles, California. ” - Syl
Virginia Weidler
Delightful child/juvenile actress Virginia Weidler (her friends called her "Ginny") had that knowing gleam in her eye that usually spelled trouble in one form or another for anyone at arm's reach. Born in Eagle Rock, California in 1926, she was one of six children born to Alfred Weidler, an architect...
“ Her mother died shortly after she did in 1968. She was cremated and her ashes put out to sea. ” - Syl
Ann Sheridan
Actress, Another World
Ann Sheridan won the "Search for Beauty" contest which carried with it a Paramount screen test. Signed to a contract at 18, she was put into a number of small roles under her real name of Clara Lou Sheridan. As she got better, her name was changed to Ann. In 1936, after two dozen films, she went to Warner Brothers...
“ n her will, she asked that her cremated remains be placed in a columbarium at a cemetery in Los Angeles. Her biographer Karen McHale discovered that the actress' instructions had not been followed and arranged to have her final wishes fulfilled. Hollywood Forever Cemetery donated a niche and held a dignified service (presided over by her cousin, the Rev. Sallie Watson) on February 21, 2005 - which would have been her 90th birthday. ” - Syl
Margaret Field
Born Margaret Morlan, for three decades she was featured in films and television under the name Margaret Field and was the mother of two-time Oscar winner actress Sally Field. During World War II, she moved to Pasadena, California, was discovered by a talent scout, took a screen test and was signed to a contract by Paramount Pictures...
“ Upon her death she was cremated and her ashes are in the possession of her daughter, Sally Field. ” - Syl
“ ronically, she died in Florida shortly after moving there from New York City to help an ailing sister. One day she collapsed and was in a coma for several days but awoke in the hospital and seemed to be fine for a spell. She was released two days later on her birthday. No explanation was given for the coma, but she seemed fine and in good spirits. Three days later she went to take a nap and never woke up. Cause of death uncertain despite an autopsy. She was cremated ” - Syl
Jean Gabin
Jean-Alexis Moncorge started his career with 15 years at the theatre and debuted at the "Moulin Rouge" in Paris in 1929. Despite of his rude aspect he knew to be the gentleman of the French cinema in the time between the two World Wars. One of his most popular personalities was inspector Maigret. But he was also able to play all other kind of people: aristocrats...
“ After his death the body was cremated and ashes were thrown overboard from the military ship "Détroyat". ” - Syl
June Havoc
Musical theater devotees will undoubtedly know that the song "Let Me Entertain You" was from the classic musical "Gypsy", the born-in-a-trunk story of resilient kid troopers Gypsy Rose Lee and June Havoc who were mercilessly pushed into vaudeville careers by an unbearably headstrong mother. While the lesser-talented Gypsy...
“ he has no grave, upon her death she was cremated and by request her ashes were scattered in the garden of her beloved Connecticut home. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated and her ashes were given to her family. ” - Syl
Janis Joplin
Soundtrack, Watchmen
Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta...
“ She was cremated and her ashes were scattered on the Pacific Ocean. ” - Syl
Hazel Court
Born in Birmingham, England, Hazel Court carried on a love affair with the world of movies and make-believe that made her a leading student at her hometown's School of Drama and later helped her land a contract with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Graduating from bits to supporting roles to leads, Court worked in English films from the mid-'40s until the early 1960s...
“ Upon her death she was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea. ” - Syl
Martha Raye
Known as "The Big Mouth" and considered the female equivalent to Bob Hope, Martha Raye was an American icon in her own right. She was born Margy Reed in Butte, Montana, to Maybelle Hazel (Hooper) and Peter Reed, Jr., vaudeville performers. She had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Raye made her...
“ Had a temporary falling out with daughter Melodye when Melodye had her father cremated against Martha's wishes. ” - Syl
“ John, his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette were all cremated and their ashes scattered off the coast of Martha's Vineyard from the USS John F. Kennedy Naval ship, where the ship was on training duty. ” - Syl
Mabel King
Actress, The Jerk
Actress who is best known for the role of Mama on the 1970's sitcom What's Happening!!! She also appeared in the movie The Jerk, with Steve Martin, and The Wiz, with Michael Jackson. Before What's Happening, she starred in the Broadway version of The Wiz, as the Wicked Witch of the West.
“ n 1986, she lost a toe to diabetes. In 1989, she had a stroke, leaving her left side paralyzed and virtually speechless for over a year. She also lost both her legs. In the 1990s, she almost died in surgery during a hip replacement. She was once dropped by an ambulance crew and another time fell out of her wheelchair and fell face first to the floor. She lost some of her top teeth. She died on November 9, 1999, at 3:55 AM EST at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was cremated. ” - Syl
“ After her execution she was cremated, her ashes taken to her native Michigan and spread around a tree. ” - Syl
Phyllis Kirk
Actress, The Thin Man
Of Danish descent, and born in Syracuse, New York, Phyllis Kirk worked as a waitress and a perfume counter clerk before she began a modeling career. Stage roles ensued before Hollywood beckoned. She was a contract player at MGM and then Warner Brothers, where in her most famous role she was stalked by maniacal sculptor Vincent Price in House of Wax...
“ Kirk was cremated and her remains interred at Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband, Warren Bush, a television producer she married in the 1960s. He died in 1991. ” - Syl
“ She was known historically for her one and only film role in The Passion of Joan of Arc. When she died in 1946 she was, coincidentally, cremated. ” - Syl
Peg Entwistle
Peg Entwistle's birth certificate states she was born as Millicent Lilian Entwistle on (Wednesday) February 5th, 1908, in Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom. Her parents, Robert and Emily Entwistle, were English and actually lived in West Kensington, just outside of London (they had been visiting Emily's family in Port Talbot at the time of her birth)...
“ Peg was cremated and her ashes interred in her father's grave. Oak Hill Cemetery, Glendale, Ohio - Section 12, Lot 27, Grave 10. ” - Syl
Helen Twelvetrees
Helen Twelvetrees was born Helen Marie Jurgens in Brooklyn, New York on December 25, 1908. Her interest in the theatricals was apparent at an early age. After graduating from high school. Helen embarked on a stage career. She participated in a number of plays in New York City, but gravitated toward film when she headed to the West Coast in late 1928...
“ Her cremated remains are buried in an unmarked grave in the Middletown Cemetery near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she died. Her husband, Conrad Payne was stationed at the former Olmsted AFB at the time of her death. The plot on which she is buried is titled in his name and is located in section "D" of the "new" section of the cemetery. ” - Syl
Anaïs Nin
Writer, Henry & June
Anaïs Nin was born February 21, 1903 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, France. She moved to the United States in 1914 with her mother, singer Rosa Culmell and two brothers, Thorvald and Joaquin. Her father was Joaquin Nin, a Spanish pianist and composer, who abandoned the family after leaving his family at various intervals in his career to tour Europe and Cuba...
“ Was cremated; her ashes were scattered over Santa Monica Bay, California. ” - Syl
“ Cremated and buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, on Feb 12, 2000. ” - Syl
Julie Allred
Born in Philadelphia to a Jewish family, she landed her one and only film role in the 1962 thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? after winning a contest. After appearing as the young Jane Hudson she never returned to the screen or any other form of acting thereafter due to the religious beliefs of her family. She...
“ Upon her death she was cremated. Her ashes are maintained by the immediate family. ” - Syl
“ She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium in Golders Green, London, England. ” - Syl
“ Cremated, and ashes buried at Loch Lomond, her favourite vacation spot ” - Syl
Ruth Gordon
When Ruth Gordon convinced her father, a sea captain, to let her pursue acting she came to New York and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She acted in a few silents made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1915. She made her Broadway debut in "Peter Pan" as Nibs the same year. The next 20 years she spent on stage...
Carmel Myers
Though she is little remembered today, silent screen star Carmel Myers had a high-flying career in her heyday and was ranked among the screen's most glamorous and enticing vamps. She was born at the turn of the century in San Francisco, the daughter of immigrant parents. Her father, a rabbi, emigrated from Australia and her mother from Austria...
“ After she was cremated, her ashes were strewn in the Rose Garden at Pickfair. ” - Syl
Valda Hansen
Valda, the sensitive girl with the lovely smile. In the late 1950s, Valda was doing a play called "Accidentally Yours," when Ed Wood came backstage, and he considered her an ingenue. Ed originally wanted to cast Valda for the short film "The Night the Banshee Cried" (1957), but wound up casting her...
“ She was cremated ” - Syl
“ She was cremated upon her death and her ashes were scattered. ” - Syl
“ He was cremated after his death, and his ashes shipped back to England... becoming lost in the mail enroute. John Lennon's wry comment when he heard the news was that Mal likely "wound up in the Dead Letter Department." His ashes were eventually located, and given to his family. ” - Syl
Shirley Booth
Actress, Hazel
Character actress Shirley Booth could play everything in all facets of show business, whether it was a smart-mouthed cashier on radio's "Duffy's Tavern", the sassy maid on TV's Hazel or the pathetic woman in Come Back, Little Sheba. For those who only know her through her sitcom, it might be hard to believe she was a seasoned theatrical veteran...
“ Ashes interred with sister. ” - Syl
“ Cremated remains lie in an unmarked grave at Los Angeles' Angelus Rosedale Cemetery ” - Syl
“ Was cremated after her death. Her friend, Chaunce Hayden brought her cremated remains onto Howard Stern's radio show and Howard rattled her bones and played with her ashes over the air. Debbie's family later sued Stern for the stunt. Stern settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. ” - Syl
“ Cremated and buried in his own yard. ” - Syl
“ Was cremated and her ashes were scattered in Hollywood Forever Rose Garden [April 4, 2009] ” - Syl