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11-09-2015, 09:27 PM   #781
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Darrell Abbott was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan. He is considered to be one of the driving forces behind groove metal. Abbott was shot and killed by a gunman while on stage during a performance in Ohio.


Nine-year-old Amber Rene Hagerman was abducted while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas, and found dead 4 days later. Her parents led a movement to create better missing-child alerts and sex-offender registration. Eventually the AMBER alert system was created. Officially it is a backronym for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, but was named for Amber Hagerman.

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Eternal Home, Colma.

Bill Graham was a rock concert promoter, starting in the 1960s. He managed a theater troupe, then organized a benefit concert, and promoted several free concerts. Graham made famous the Fillmore and Winterland Arenas which hosted the San Francisco Bay area acts including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Big Brother & the Holding Company with Janis Joplin. Graham had a lifelong dream to be a character actor., and appeared in Apocalypse Now as a promoter, as Charles "Lucky" Luciano in Bugsy, as a promoter in The Doors, and as Don Brubaker, a hippie anti-war protester, in Gardens of Stone. (No cemetery entry on Saturdays :-(


Oak Hill, Escondido.

Momčilo R. Đujić was a Dalmatian Serb Chetnik commander who led a significant portion of the Chetniks in the northern Dalmatia region of Croatia during World War II. He ultimately surrendered to the British and eventually emigrated to the US, avoiding several extradition attempts by the Yugoslav government who accused him of being responsible for the deaths of 1,500 people. He later wrote poems and jokes, and founded the Ravna Gora Movement of Serbian Chetniks with other exiled Chetnik fighters.


Pete Coscarart was a Major League baseball player from 1938-46, including the 1941 World Series with Brooklyn. He tried organizing a players' union, but was out of baseball before the pension plan was adopted in 1947. He became a pro scout and signed Greg Nettles. He later went into real estate. In 2001 he and others lost a suit for royalties from baseball cards and other merchandise.

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Alice Joyce dropped out of school and worked as a telephone operator, and part-time model, then acted in more than 200 films during the 1910s and 1920s, perhaps best-known for her roles in the 1923 silent and 1930 talking versions of The Green Goddess. Director Sidney Olcott at Kalem Company in New York gave Alice Joyce her first role in 1910's The Deacon's Daughter. She eventually worked on the West Coast with Vitagraph after Kalem acquired the old Essanay Studios property in East Hollywood. After her film career, she worked with San Fernando Valley women's organizations.


Judith Riedel, as Judith Rawlins, acted in 20,000 Eyes (1961), 77 Sunset Strip (1958) and G.I. Blues (1960) with Elvis Presley. She was divorced from singer Vic Damone at the time of her Darvon overdose.


Eddie Quillan was working in his family's vaudeville act by age 7, then acted in 2-reelers for Mack Sennett.. He was the lead in The Godless Girl (1929) and The Sophomore (1929), and had supporting roles in Big Money, Girl Crazy, Mutiny on the Bounty, Young Mr. Lincoln, and The Grapes of Wrath. After a time as a bowling alley operator, he returned to acting on TV, including Julia, Mannix, and in friend Michael Landon's Little House on the Prairie, Father Murphy, and Highway to Heaven.


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Lee Harvey Oswald claimed he was a "patsy" in the assassination of President John F Kennedy, before he was fatally shot on live TV by Jack Ruby. His original marker was stolen, and this plain one is the replacement.


Laurel Land, Dallas.
J. D. Tippit was an 11-year veteran with the Dallas Police Department. On November 22, 1963, Tippit was fatally shot on a Dallas street by Lee Harvey Oswald approximately 45 minutes after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


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George Dealey was a Dallas businessman and long-time publisher of The Dallas Morning News and owner of the A. H. Belo Corporation. Dealey Plaza in Dallas is named in his honor, and was the location of President John Kennedy's assassination.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan was a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in blues music, and one of the most important figures in the revival of blues in the 1980s. He gained fame after the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1982, and in 1983 his debut studio album, Texas Flood, charted at number 38. He headlined concert tours with Jeff Beck in 1989 and Joe Cocker in 1990 before his death in a helicopter crash.


Vaughan family estate.


William Swofford was a pop singer performing as Oliver. He is known for two hits - his 1969 song "Good Morning Starshine" from the musical Hair, and "Jean", the theme from the film The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. After his music career, he sold real estate and was a manager in a pharmaceutical company.


Dallas-Ft Worth National.

George Allen "Pat" Summerall was a football player with the Lions and Giants, later a TV sportscaster. In addition to football, he announced major golf and tennis events. In total, he announced 16 Super Bowls, 26 Masters Tournaments, and 21 US Opens. He was named the National Sportscaster of the Year in 1977, inducted into the Sportswriters Hall of Fame, received the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award, and was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame.
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Eugene Rodney produced 195 episodes of TV's Father Knows Best, 19 episodes of Window On Main Street, and the movie Relentless each starring Robert Young.


Irving Lazar, better known by the nickname he hated, Swifty, was a talent agent for the very top stars and writers. He also helped produce the mini series The Thornbirds.


Marcia Israel-Curley was the owner of Judy's, a West-coast chain of woman's specialty boutiques, which started in a 7x12 ft shop in 1946. She was a founder of the Los Angeles Music Center and also funded several local theater groups, as well as treatment centers that bear her name at Cedars-Sinai. President Reagan appointed her the chairwoman of the Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership, which she led for six years.


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Mittie Morris, known as Mother Morris, was a social reformer and founder of Faith Home Missions.


Gail Russell had no acting experience but was signed by Paramount out of high school based on her looks. She peaked when co-starring with John Wayne in Angel and the Badman, and again in Wake of the Red Witch. Alcohol, used to get over her shyness, contributed to her early death. She was married to actor Guy Madison for several years, and kept his legal last name of Moseley after their divorce.


After vaudeville, Mantan Moreland acted in That's the Spirit, The Green Pastures, Up in the Air, The Scarlet Clue, The Sky Dragon, The Patsy, Watermelon Man, and The Young Nurses. On TV he was in Hallmark Hall of Fame, Adam-12, Julia, and The Bill Cosby Show. He is probably most famous as the chauffeur in some Charlie Chan movies.

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Barry Crane was a producer of Mission: Impossible, Mannix, and The Magician, though he was a world-famous bridge player. After his (unsolved) murder, the annual bridge trophy was named after him.


Jack White, as Preston Black, was a writer though the 1960's and a producer and director in the 1920s and 30s. He directed a number of the best early Three Stooges comedy shorts such as Ants in the Pantry, Disorder in the Court, and A Pain in the Pullman. He was born in Austria-Hungary as Jack Weiss.


Edward Buzzell was a director whose credits include Child of Manhattan, Honolulu, the Marx Brothers films At the Circus and Go West, the musicals Best Foot Forward, Song of the Thin Man, and Neptune's Daughter, plus Easy to Wed.
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Ernest Severn was a child film performer. In 1935, he immigrated to Hollywood with his family and started appearing in short reel serials. His credits include A Guy Named Joe, The Man From Down Under, The Hour Before the Dawn. and Pursued.


William Severn had a brief acting career as a child, in Journey for Margaret, Eagle Squadron, The Story of Dr. Wassell, Son of Lassie, The Enchanted Forest, and The Bride Goes Wild. Severn later became a noted evangelist, appearing across the United States on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.


Eddie Dean was a country music singer and actor, appearing on the Grand Old Opry stage, and 57 movies (mostly "B" westerns such as "Check Your Guns" and "The Tioga Kid"). He wrote the songs "Hillbilly Heaven" and "One Has My Heart The Other Has My Name". He earned a CMA Pioneer Award, has a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame, and was one of the founders and a past VP of the Academy of Country Music.
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Scotty Mattraw was a supporting actor in The Return of the Riddle Rider (1927), Quick Triggers (1928). and In Old Chicago (1937), among others, and was the voice of Bashful in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). He last appeared in The Grapes of Wrath.


Reverend James Edward Cleveland was a gospel singer, musician, and composer, known as the King of Gospel music. He helped create the modern gospel sound by incorporating traditional black gospel, modern soul, pop, and jazz in arrangements for mass choirs. Cleveland appeared on hundreds of recordings, won 4 Grammy Awards, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Orval Overall was an MLB pitcher, winning 18 games in his 1905 rookie year with Cincinnati. In 1906, he went 123 for the Cubs on the way to the NL pennant. In 1907, he went 237 with eight shutouts and a 1.68 ERA, and won a game in the World Series. He won 2 games in the 1908 World Series, with a shut-out in the last game. In 1909, he won 20 games with a career-low in ERA of 1.42, and led the NL in strikeouts with 205.
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Ceferino Garcia was a Filipino boxer, and middleweight world champion in 1939. His record was 119 wins (KO 74), 30 losses, 14 draws.


Allan Sears acted in silent films including The Mystery of the Leaping Fish (1916), Heart o' the Hills (1919) and Editions de Luxe (1915). Due to his height and square jaw, he was usually credited (if at all) as "henchman". His last role was in Cattle Raiders (1938).


Hank Bell, with his trademark long droopy mustache, acted in 400 roles, mostly uncredited in Westerns. Films include Flame of Barbary Coast (1945), 'Neath Western Skies (1929) and Code of the Cow Country (1927).
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Josephine Dunn played leading ladies in silent films and then supporting roles in talkies. She appeared in The Sorrows of Satan, Our Modern Maidens, It's the Old Army Game, The Singing Fool, A Most Immoral Lady, Madonna of the Streets, Fast Life, and Birth of a Baby. She retired in 1938.


Jean De Briac was a French film actor, appearing in 122 films between 1920 and 1962. He is best known for Swiss Miss (1938), Bulldog Drummond in Africa (1938) and Feu mon Oncle (1930).


Victor Tanny, 1912-85, pioneered the movement of the male-only gym toward more user-friendly environs to include women. There were about 100 Vic Tanny centers nationwide at its peak. Some of his family members had changed their surname of Iannidinardo to "Ianni" due to the anti-Italian sentiment that accompanied World War II. Tanny crafted his professional name from the abbreviated surname.
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Kate Morgan. AKA Lottie Bernard, was found dead at the Hotel del Coronado near San Diego on November 29, 1892, on the exterior staircase leading to the beach, of what was believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. This was five days after checking into the hotel. Perhaps not surprisingly, she is thought by locals to be a ghost at the hotel. There is some controversy as to Kate Morgan being Lottie Bernard (actually Barnard). Kate's photograph provided by her employer did not match the deceased. And, it may have been murder...



Mt Sinai, Simi Valley.

Betty Lou Keim acted on stage starting at age 7 in Strange Fruit, and on Broadway in A Roomful of Roses. She co-starred in TV's My Son Jeep, Films include These Wilder Years with Barbara Stanwyck, and Teenage Rebel which was a movie version of A Roomful Of Roses. Her last role before retiring in 1960 was on TVs The Deputy,


Woodlawn, Las Vegas.

Billy Guy is best known as one of The Coasters, singing lead on Searchin', Little Egypt, Run Red Run, Wait A Minute, and others. He also put out a comedy album, and produced others.
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Johnny Dugan was an actor, known for You're in the Navy Now (1951) and The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950). He hosted his own TV show, "The Johnny Dugan Show," beginning in 1952. He was also emcee on the TV show "Ladies Choice."


George Diskant was a cinematographer, whose early jobs included Banjo, and Desperate. Other credits include They Live by Night (1949), Port of New York (1949), The Racket (1951), On Dangerous Ground (1952), The Narrow Margin (1952), Beware, My Lovely (1952), and Kansas City Confidential (1952). Later, Diskant worked exclusively in TV shows such as Playhouse 90, The Westerner, and many episodes of The Rifleman.


Kathryn Givney was an actress best-known for My Friend Irma (1949), and A Place in the Sun (1951), Guys and Dolls (1955), and Daddy Long Legs (1955). TV roles included Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Perry Mason, Hazel, My three Sons, and lastly, Owen Marshall 1n 1972.
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