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03-06-2015, 09:06 PM   #736
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Gilbert Cates was an award-winning film director and TV producer, director of the Geffen Playhouse, and founding dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He produced the Academy Awards telecast 14 times between 1990 and 2008. Uncle of actress Phoebe Cates.


Hank Greenberg, nicknamed Hammerin' Hank, Hankus Pankus. and The Hebrew Hammer, played first base for the Detroit Tigers. He hit 58 home runs in 1938, was a five-time All-Star and two-time American League MVP. He attracted national attention in 1934 when he refused to play on Yom Kippur, the holiest of Jewish holidays, even though the Tigers were in the middle of a pennant race and he never claimed to be a religiously observant practicing Jew.


Eydie Gorme was a singer who performed solo as well as with her husband, Steve Lawrence, in popular ballads and swing. She earned numerous awards, including a Grammy and an Emmy. After high school, she was an interpreter at the United Nations, while singing in Ken Greenglass's band during the weekends.


Lawrence Kasha was a Tony Award-winning theater producer, director, playwright, and stage manager. Work included Li'l Abner, Whoop-Up, Happy Town, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Guys and Dolls, The Most Happy Fella, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He produced the TV shows Busting Loose, Komedy Tonite, and Knots Landing.



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Wow, Hank Greenberg buried in Los Angeles.

184 RBIs in one season. The most for any right handed player. Almost broke Babe Ruth's home run record.

As one of the first prominent Jewish athletes, he faced racism and heckling found in our country's pre-WWII attitudes about race. In his last year as a player, when he was with the Pirates, very early in the season he offered Jackie Robinson words of encouragement in his first year with the Dodgers. That was after the Pirates manager ordered Greenberg to heckle Robinson. He was one of the few non-Dodgers to offer such.

Drafted and served in the Army and was discharged 48 hours before Pearl Harbor. Initially he was found medically unfit to be drafted, but asked for a reappraisal. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, he reinlisted, serving more time in WWII than any other major league player. He was baseball's first peacetime draftee and first wartime enlistee.

He is more than one of the greatest players ever, more than one of the first prominent Jewish athletes, he was an American hero!

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Madronia cemetery, Saratoga.

Thomas Kinkade was an artist who created a large body of popular and best-selling works that often depicted idyllic pastoral themes. He published 1982's The Artist's Guide to Sketching, and produced the background scenes for the 1983 film Fire and Ice.


Frank Dorsa was an inventor and businessman who started a food processing company with his brothers in 1932. Frank developed a potato peeler to speed up production at the potato chip plant, and later a machine to process frozen waffles. The family Eggo company was sold to Kellogg in 1966.


Mark Bingham was a public relations executive for his company, the Bingham Group. During the September 11, 2001 attacks, he was a passenger on United Flight 93. Mark is believed to be one of the passengers, with Todd Beamer, Tom Burnett and Jeremy Glick, who overtook the plane from the hijackers. It eventually crashed into a field near Shanksville PA.
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Shirley Mills was an actress, notable in her first role as the lead in Child Bride (1938), the daughter Ruth Joad in The Grapes Of Wrath (1940), and Nine Girls (1944). She appeared in seven World War II-era movies as a member of the "Jivin' Jacks And Jills" dance group. After retiring from acting, in the 60's she was a marketing and public relations sales specialist for computer data processing services. Later, she became an independent business woman and started a party and social event planning service called "A Party For All Seasons."


Isaac Stanford Jolley was a character actor, primarily in western roles as cowboys, law-enforcement officers, or villains. Jolley appeared in 500 roles, including Corregidor, Joan of Arc, and Sands of Iwo Jima. One-time father-in-law of actor Forrest Tucker.


Albert Leon Mamaux was a professional baseball player and manager. He pitched four innings in the 1920 World Series for Brooklyn. He spent 20 years during the off-season touring as a vaudeville singer and was known as The Golden Voice Tenor.


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Eddy Howard dropped out of med school to become a singer. Popular hits with Dick Jergens' band include My Last Goodbye, and Careless. In 1939 Howard started his own band, and he was the regular vocalist on radio's It Can Be Done. Howard's first #1 single for his band To Each His Own was a tie-in with the 1946 oscar-winning film of the same name. Hits in the 50's include Maybe It's Because, Sin (It's No Sin), and Teen-Ager's Waltz.


Alex Dreier was a news reporter and commentator on NBC Radio in the 1940s, and with ABC Information Radio in the 1960s and early '70s. He also acted and appeared in a number of films and TV series such as Mannix, Kojak, Hart to Hart, and Love American Style, and co-hosted Championship Bridge. He was chairman of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and a board member of the Eisenhower Medical Center. In 1989, he was inducted into the Illinois Broadcasters Hall of Fame.


Chris Alcaide was an actor, known mostly for TV westerns. Early films include The Big Heat (1953) Overland Pacific (1954) Gunslinger (1956) and Kid Galahad (1962) in which he menaced Elvis Presley. TV appearances included all the major western series, 10 appearances on The Rifleman, and two episode of Perry Mason. He was awarded a Golden Palm Star in Palm Springs in 1995, and a Golden Boot in 2003 for his career in westerns.


Marian Marsh was an actress in film shorts, then with small roles in Howard Hughes' Hell's Angels (1930) and Eddie Cantor's musical, Whoopee! (1930). After signing with Warner Bros, her name was changed from Violet Ethelred Krauth to Marian Marsh, and she had success starring in 1931's Svengali with John Barrymore. Other films included Five Star Final, The Mad Genius, The Road to Singapore, Beauty and the Boss, Under 18, Crime and Punishment, and The Black Room, all with big-name costars. In the 1960s Marsh founded Desert Beautiful, a non-profit, all-volunteer conservation organization.
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Don Avalier was an actor known for Playgirl (1954) - with his only credit. Other uncredited films included Road to Rio (1947) and The Spanish Main (1945). He played head waiters and maitre'd's in most of them.


Luis Avalos was born in Havana, Cuba, and was an actor and director, known for The Electric Company (1971), The Ringer (2005), Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), and he played Principal Rivas on Hangin' with Mr. Cooper He established the Americas Theatre Arts Foundation in Los Angeles in 2000, and served as its artistic director.


Doe Avedon was a model and actress. She married fashion photographer Richard Avedon in 1944. Richard set out to make his new wife a top model, including changing her name from Dorcas to Doe. She did not like modeling and began film acting, as Betty Harper, in 1949's Jigsaw. In 1954, she appeared as the stewardess in The High and the Mighty, starring John Wayne. After divorcing Avedon, she married actor Don Matthews, who later died in a car crash. She married director Don Siegel in 1957. She retired to raise their 4 adopted children. They divorced n 1975. She returned to acting in John Cassavetes' Love Streams in 1984.

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Woodlawn, Santa Monica.

Bert Lindley was a stage and mostly-uncredited movie actor of the 1920s and 30s. He appeared with William Powell and Myrna Loy in the 1936 comedy, After the Thin Man. Father of actress Audra Lindley, who is also buried here but unmarked. Audra appeared on Broadway in On Golden Pond, Long Day's Journey into Night, and Horse Heavens, but is best-known as Helen Roper on TV's Three's Company.


Edward S. Brophy was an actor, voice artist, and comedian. He was in The Champ, Freaks, The Thin Man and The Thin Man Goes Home. He was the voice of Timothy the mouse in Dumbo.


Leo Carrillo acted on stage and in films but is best known as Pancho, the sidekick in The Cisco Kid TV series. Carrillo served on the California Beach and Parks commission for 18 years and helped in the state's acquisition of Hearst Castle at San Simeon, the Los Angeles Arboretum, and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. He has a beach and State Park named after him.


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Harry Buffum's family moved to Long Beach, CA. in 1902, where he opened a general store that eventually became the Buffum's Department Store chain.


Danny Lockin was an actor and dancer on stage, television, and in film. He appeared on Father of the Bride, Dr. Kildare, Mr. Novak, My Three Sons, and the Sid Caesar Show, but is best known for his role of Barnaby Tucker in the 1969 film Hello, Dolly!. In August 1977, Lockin was stabbed over 100 times by a man he met in a Garden Grove, California bar.


Stafford Alois Repp was an actor, best known for his role as Police Chief Clancy O'Hara on TV's Batman series. Other credits included State Trooper, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Thin Man, Texas John Slaughter, Frontier Doctor, Rawhide, Dante, The Real McCoys, The Donna Reed Show, Guestward, Ho!, Angel, Dennis the Menace, Perry Mason, The New Phil Silvers Show, The Twilight Zone, I Want to Live!, The Brothers Karamazov, Mannix, and MASH.
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Dame Christabel Pankhurst, DBE, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), and directed its militant actions from 1912 to 1913. In the US after the war, she worked as an evangelist for the Second Adventist movement.


Walter Perry acted in Until They Get Me, The Drifters, The Sheik of Araby, Souls for Sale, White Fang, The Unholy Three, The Johnstown Flood, The Beautiful Cheat, 3 Bad Men, Kathleen Mavourneen, and Spirit of the West.


Joseph Chorre was a Native American, who wrestled professionally and acted in movies as Suni Warcloud - but only credited in Jim Thorpe -- All-American. He appeared in Union Pacific, North West Mounted Police, and a pair of Joe Palooka movies, among others.


Guy Way acted, mostly uncredited, frequently as the heavy in movies and television. In The Sting, he takes Robert Redford at the roulette table. In 1967's In Cold Blood, as a prison guard he addresses Robert Blake as he is about to be hung. He was a cop that helps chase Kevin McCarthy in Invasion Of The Body Snatchers.
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Louis King started in 1917 as an actor, often portraying rough types, villains and drunks. He directed many low-budget Westerns, then Lone Rider, Charlie Chan in Egypt, Bulldog Drummond Comes Back, Prison Farm, Typhoon, Smoky, Green Grass of Wyoming, Mrs. Mike, Frenchie, Sabre Jet, Dangerous Mission, and Massacre.


Jack Klugman acted in 12 Angry Men (1957), and Cry Terror! (1958). TV included the Twilight Zone, The Odd Couple and Quincy ME. He earned an Emmy for The Defenders in 1964, and two more Emmy's for the Odd Couple. He was married to (then separated from) actress Brett Somers. He owned a racehorse, Jaklin Klugman, which finished third in the 1980 Kentucky Derby.


Audrey Young had mostly bit roles in films during the 1940s. She met Billy Wilder in 1944 on the set of The Lost Weekend. Her role as a hat-check girl in Lost Weekend was cut, but her hand is seen giving a hat to star Ray Milland. Films included Blue Skies, The Wistful Woman of Wagon Gap, Duffy’s Tavern, The Stork Club, Follow That Woman, Danger Street, Love Me or Leave Me, and Love in the Afternoon. She started as a singer with the Tommy Dorsey Band. After Billy's death, she donated $5 million to found the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum in Westwood.


Samuel Marx started in 1919 as an office boy at the NY office of Universal, where he met Irving Thalberg, then secretary of Universal boss Carl Laemmle. In 1930, Thalberg hired Marx as Story Editor in charge of the screenwriting department. He later became a producer, including Lassie Come Home (1943) and Son of Lassie (1945). In the 1950s he was as an executive producer for Desilu. During the 1970s, he returned to writing books, such as Mayer and Thalberg: The Make-Believe Saints (1975). Marx also helped historians research TVs shows for specials such as MGM: When the Lion Roars.
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Donald Turnupseed was the driver of the "other vehicle" in the death of actor James Dean. Donald maintained he never saw Dean's car. He worked in the family-owned electrical contracting company in Tulare, and resisted requests for interviews and tried to lead a quite life. Turnupseed was president of the San Joaquin Valley chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association from 1990-94.


Robert Mathias was an American decathlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist. In London's 1948 Olympics he was the youngest gold medalist to win a track and field event at age 17. In Helsinki 4 years later, he won by 912 points, and he became the first person to repeat as champion. He was a US Marine Corps captain, actor, and four-term US Congressman.



Mountain View, Fresno.

Dutch Leonard was a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who had an 11-year career from 1913 to 1921, and 1924 to 1925. Due to a salary dispute, he played for Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley League in 1922-23. He holds the major league modern-era record for the lowest single-season ERA of 0.96 in 1914. After baseball, he became a successful fruit farmer and wine maker.

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Gino Corrado acted in Intolerance, The Iron Mask, A Night at the Opera, The Great Dictator, Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Holiday in Mexico, Arch of Triumph. and Three Coins in the Fountain.


Alice Ingram did some work in film editing and bit acting roles, then later starred in husband Rex Ingram's film Hearts Are Trumps, then The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Conquering Power, Scaramouche, Mare Nostrum, and The Three Passions.


George Melford was a film director. After 30 films at Kalem Studios, he was hired by Jesse Lasky to direct feature films in 1915. He was a founding member of the Motion Picture Directors Association in that year. Melford's most-famous movie is 1921's The Sheik with Rudy Valentino. He also directed the Spanish-language version of Dracula using a different cast and shot at night on the same set as the Bela Lugosi version. Melford also acted, mostly uncredited, in over 100 roles.


Jack Rice was an actor, known for A Blasted Event (1934), Dummy Ache (1936), and Duck Soup (1942). He was a regular on the Blondie series of films in the 1940s as Ollie.
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John Gibbons was captain of the basketball team at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. The team went 8-0 to capture the gold medal. Gibbons went on to teach and coach at UCLA before joining Phillips Oil where he made his career in the petroleum industry.


Gladys Hulette (1896-1991) was an actress in the early years of silent movies and through the mid-1930s. She performed on stage at age three and on screen at seven. Early roles were in Sappho and Phaon, Romeo and Juliet (1908) and The Smoke Fairy (1909). On stage, in Blue Bird, she played the wonder child. She played Beth in Little Women. Talkies included Torch Singer (1933), Resale Value (1933) and uncredited roles in The Girl From Missouri and One Hour Late, both from 1934. She was also a talented artist.


Augustus Jenkins was a blues pianist and singer, recording for Chess in the early 1950s. In the 1960s, he became popular on the Los Angeles area blues scene. He recorded with Flash, Combo, Catalina, General Artist and his own Pioneer label. He toured with bandleader Johnny Otis and traveled with West Coast Rhythm and Blues Revue Show case. He is a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
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William McPherson and his two sons had a raisin ranch just northeast of Santa Ana complete with a packaging facility and train platform to ship them east. The ranch employed all the family members and hundreds of workers. The grape blight destroyed all the grapes in Orange county and the town of McPherson died when the land boom went bust in the 1880’s.


Columbus Tustin, with N.O. Stafford, bought 1,359 acres in Orange County, CA, and laid out the streets and built a school and a post office in what would be called the town of Tustin. Columbus gave away many lots to entice settlers to build on them. He promoted Tustin as a dry town as time went on, feeling that Santa Ana was too corrupt with 13 saloons.


Robert English arrived in California in 1875. He ran five different ranches at one time. The largest ranch at Bolsa Chica (Westminster) was 2,500 acres. In 1886, he helped grade the Santa Fe railway as far south as the San Joaquin ranch, which belonged to James Irvine. He also operated steam threshing outfits in Orange county until 1912. Robert was Street Superintendent in Santa Ana for four years, putting in 17 miles of gravel and oil streets and eleven miles of paved road. English Street in Santa Ana is named after him.


Robert McFadden and his brother wanted to start a ranch in Orange County, CA. They shipped lumber for fences from San Francisco, and oxen had to be used to haul the loads from Anaheim Landing and Santa Ana. However, there was no road, so McFadden built their own landing and cargo pier, now known as Newport Beach and Newport Pier. Their lumber was sold to needy locals before they could use it themselves, so more lumber was ordered, leading to creating their lumber and shipping business. They sold land in Newport Beach, and established a train line (now gone) between Newport Beach and Santa Ana. They helped banish saloons from Santa Ana and enacted a local prohibition in 1903.
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Born Daniel Simmons, he started as bass in opera productions and performed on stage before entering films in 1925 with Tonio, Son of the Sierras. He took the name Chief Yowlachie, and appeared as Billy Jackrabbit in The Girl of the Golden West, Running Deer in 'White Eagle, Chief Yellow Feather in The Paleface, Cochise in The Last Outpost, and Harry Willowtree in The FBI Story.


Melville Cooper played the Sheriff of Nottingham in The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn; and Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice, with Greer Garson.


Madame Sul-Te-Wan was an actress in east coast theatrical companies, then in films as a character actress. She appeared in Birth of a Nation, and Intolerance. Sul-Te-Wan was the first African American actor to sign a film contract and be a featured performer. 1986, she was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.
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