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08-01-2017, 06:28 PM   #886
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Brand Private Cem, Glendale.

Nathaniel Dryden was married to Helen Brand, the sister of businessman Leslie Coombs Brand. He was a self-taught architect who designed the Orson Thomas Johnson Bldg on Spring St in LA, and the Ard Eevin mansion in Glendale which is on the National Register of Historic Places. He also designed the residence of Leslie Coombs Brand in Glendale, which is now the 'Brand Library' section of the Glendale Public Library. He also designed the Virginia Robinson Estate in Beverly Hills, for his daughter and his son-in-law.


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Neville Brand earned the Purple Heart and other awards during WWII, before becoming an actor. Brand had a blocky frame, big-toothed face, and gravelly voice making him effective in bad-guy roles. His first credit was in 1950's "DOA". He can be seen in "The Caine Mutiny", "Stalag 17", and Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender". On TV he was in many westerns, and an infrequently-aired episode of the Twilight Zone in which he plays a bigoted ex-soldier who confronts Japanese gardener George Takei.


Dick Jurgens played in a high school orchestra, but was kicked out of it for playing pop music. He formed his own group in 1928 while still a student. He played at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco in 1933, then signed with Decca Records for 6 years. His first hits were "It's a Hundred to One You're in Love with Me" in 1939 and "In an Old Dutch Garden" in 1940. Jurgens then scored "A Million Dreams Ago" and the instrumental "Elmer's Tune", which a later vocal version became #1. Other hits included "The Bells of San Raquel" and "Happy in Love". His biggest hit was 1942's "One Dozen Roses". After the swing era ended, Jurgens founded an electronics business with his brother, and later went into real estate.



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Wikipedia tells me: Thaddeus Stevens was a member of the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and one of the leaders of the Radical Republican faction of the Republican Party during the 1860s.
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Billie Bird was an actress and comedian. Bird was discovered at age eight while living at an orphanage. She worked in vaudeville, and then theater/cabaret before moving on to TV and film. She had a one-word role in The Odd Couple, then was in director John Hughes' Sixteen Candles, Home Alone, and Dennis the Menace. She also starred as Mrs. Lois Feldman in Police Academy 4. On The Wonder Years, she was the wife in the car in the final episode.


Raymond Griffith was a silent movie comedian. Later in his career, he worked behind the camera as writer and producer. Many of his starring films have been lost, but the best known are probably Paths to Paradise (missing final reel) and Hands Up! (1926), a Civil War comedy which was entered into the National Film Registry in 2005. He lost his voice at an early age, causing him to speak for the rest of his life in a hoarse whisper. Thus, the coming of sound ended Griffith's acting career, but he did have one memorable role before retiring from the screen, playing a French soldier killed by Lew Ayres in 1930's film All Quiet on the Western Front.


Fred Guiol was a film director and screenwriter. Guiol worked at the Hal Roach Studios for many years, and directed Laurel and Hardy's earliest short films. With Ivan Moffat, he was nominated for a screenplay oscar for adapting Edna Ferber's novel Giant into the film of the same name.

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Green Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Dennes Dale Boon was a singer, songwriter and guitarist starting with The Reactionaries, but was best known as the guitarist and vocalist of the Californian punk rock trio Minutemen.


Forest Lawn, Long Beach.

Under his brother's marker, actor Rickie Sorensen appeared in "Airport '77", "Johnny Shiloh", "Underworld U.S.A.", "A Lust To Kill", "Tarzan And The Trappers", "Tarzan's Fight For Life", "The Hard Man", and "Man Of A Thousand Faces". He also did the voice of 'Arthur' in "The Sword And The Stone" , and of 'Spotty' in "One Hundred And One Dalmations". TV appearances included "Nanny And The Professor", "Gidget", "The Deputy", "The Donna Reed Show", "The Restless Gun", "Perry Mason" and as Tommy Banks in "Father Of The Bride".


Nate Dogg sang in church choirs, joined the Marines, then was a rapper and actor, and one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop. He was in the rap trio 213, and in his solo career he worked with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur, Westside Connection, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Xzibit, and Shade Sheist on many hit releases. He died after numerous strokes.



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Evergreen, LA.

Boyle Workman worked as a clerk for his father, William, who was Mayor of Los Angeles, and from 1900-1907 he was Assistant City Treasurer. He was a member of the Public Service Commission, then he was elected to the City Council. In 1929, ran for Mayor, losing in a close election. His mother's family had developed Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. After he retired from official public life, Workman collected data on the history of LA, and published The City That Grew, a semi-autobiographical narrative that was published in 1936.


Eternal Hills, Oceanside.

Merritt Bohn was an actor, appearing in Nevada Smith (1966), Zebra in the Kitchen (1965) and Wild Seed (1965), bits in 2 Twilight Zone episodes, and as the bar-tender in The Manchurian Candidate (1962).


Karen Black was an actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. Her major film debut was in Francis Ford Coppola's "You're a Big Boy Now (1966)." She also appeared in Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, and The Great Gatsby - she won Golden Globe awards for Supporting Actress for the last two and an oscar nomination for the first. She also appeared in Trilogy of Terror; Burnt Offerings; Nashville; The Day of the Locust; Airport 1975; Family Plot; Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; Invaders from Mars; and House of 1000 Corpses.

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Lee Moran was the first weightlifter to squat 1,000 lbs, lifting 1,003 pounds at the 1984 US Senior National Powerlifting Championships. He stood 5 feet 8 inches, weighed 330 pounds, and was a tattooed and a full-patch Oakland Hell’s Angel.


Evergreen, Gettysburg PA.
Mary Virginia Wade was a resident of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania during the Battle of Gettysburg. At the age of 20, she was the only direct civilian casualty of the battle, when she was killed by a stray bullet while baking bread in her kitchen on July 3, 1863. The house where she was killed became a popular tourist attraction and museum called the Jennie Wade House.


Fairhaven, Santa Ana CA.
Chuck Smith was an American pastor who founded the Calvary Chapel. Starting with a 25-person congregation in 1965, Smith's influence grew to more than 1,000 churches nationwide and internationally, some of which are among the largest churches in the US. He has been called one of the most influential figures in modern American Christianity. In his 1978 book End Times, Smith predicted the world would end by 1981. Smith attracted criticism for drawing connections between disasters such as the September 11 attacks and divine wrath against homosexuality and abortion.

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Jimmie Grier was an actor, composer, and orchestra leader. He appeared in the films "Nobody's Baby" (1937), "Small Town Girl" (1936), "Times Square" (1935), "Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round" (1934), and "The Cohens And Kellys In Hollywood" (1932). He wrote the songs, "The Object Of My Affection," and "What's The Reason (I'm Not Pleasin' You?)."


Winston Hibler was a screenwriter, producer, director and narrator with Walt Disney Studios, notably for the TV series Disney's The Wonderful World of Color. He narrated the "It's a small world" attraction soundtrack album, and was named a Disney Legend on Oct. 21, 1993.


Frank Weatherwax was an actor and animal trainer. He is best remembered with his brother Rudd for their collie, Pal, which became famous as Lassie in the 1943 film Lassie Come Home. He also trained Lightning for 1935's A Dog of Flanders, and the dogs in The Illustrated Man, and Sounder.


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Another victim of the 1924 Hope Development School fire, who I unfortunately left off the post on page 54. Sorry, Rose. Census data indicates she was 36, not 26. The date of death also should be May 31.

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Danny Gans started as a pro baseball player, and has a small role in Bull Durham as a third baseman. After an injury he became a comedian and entertainer, mostly in Las Vegas, where was the Entertainer of the Year, with the Show of the Year. He also has a marker in Palm Memorial, Las Vegas.


Shirley Ann Mount Hufstedler was a lawyer. President Lyndon Johnson appointed her Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1968, and she was the first US Secretary of Education under President Jimmy Carter. At that time, she was the highest ranking woman in the federal judiciary. She subsequently served on boards of trustees, governing boards and visiting committees for numerous foundations, institutions, corporations and universities.


After studying Journalism in college, Selene Walters was a popular model of the 1940s, adorning the cover of several magazines. This led to her acting career beginning with a minor role in the Betty Hutton film "Incendiary Blonde" (1945), followed with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's "The Road to Utopia" (1945), then "The Kid from Brooklyn" (1946), "The Lady in the Iron Mask" (1952), "Beau James" (1957), "Senior Prom" (1958), "The F.B.I. Story" (1959) and "Jet over the Atlantic" (1959). During the 1960s, she wrote a popular entertainment column called "On the Scene with Selene".
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Calvary, Los Angeles.

PFC David Gonzales posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II. On April 25, 1945, he was killed in the Philippines while helping soldiers who had been buried in a bomb explosion. In 1999, David Gonzales, Jr. attended a ceremony where he discovered the Army photo was not of his father. Later, David Jr. was presented with other medals due his father: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Philippine Liberation Medal, and others.


Cypress Lawn, Colma.

Harry Tyrrell was a charter member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and painted murals in the homes of several movie stars including Mary Astor and Will Rogers. In 1930 he settled in San Francisco. He was a superb horseman and for years rode with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol and often rode with his friend, actor Leo Carillo, in parades and pageants throughout the state. (And is SpecialK's maternal grandfather).


El Campo Santo (Workman-Temple Museum), City of Industry.

One of the oldest private cemeteries in So California, El Campo Santo contains the remains of the pioneering Workman-Temple family as well as Pío Pico, the last governor of Alta California, and other prominent pioneer families. At the turn of the 20th, the cemetery was abandoned and its brick chapel destroyed by fire. Walter P. Temple, a grandson of the Workmans, filed a lawsuit preventing any further desecration, and in 1917, he purchased the cemetery and began restoration. In place of the chapel, however, he built a cast stone Mausoleum and moved the remains of his family inside. In 1921, he also transferred the remains of Pío Pico and his wife, Ygnacia Alvarado de Pico, from old Calvary Cemetery in downtown LA.

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Jeanette Beaudoin owned a celebrity-populated vacation resort, bar and restaurant on Harsen's Island, Michigan. In 1957, on the advice of friend and producer, Jack Rose, she and husband Al moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. They joined the SEG and began acting as stand-ins and extras in films. She worked on the film, Hello Dolly and on television in Snoop Sisters.


Frank Mayo was an American actor, appearing in 310 films between 1911 and 1949, mostly uncredited. Later films include The Life of Emile Zola, They Made Me a Criminal, Dark Victory, Meet John Doe, They Died with Their Boots On, Kings Row, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Gilda, The Fuller Brush Man, and Samson and Delilah.


Rhys Williams acted on TV's Crossroads, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, Peter Gunn, Riverboat, The Lloyd Bridges Show, Temple Houston, 77 Sunset Strip, The Wild Wild West, Twelve O'Clock High, The F.B.I., Mission: Impossible, Mannix, The Donna Reed Show, Here Come the Brides, and The Andy Griffith Show. His first movie role was in How Green Was My Valley after being hired to coach the other actors in the Welsh accent.
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Roger Creed was a stuntman and coordinator from the 1940s thru 1980s. Films include Nocturne, Bad Day at Black Rock, Heart Like a Wheel, Batman Forever, Ghostbusters II, and Weekend at Bernie's.


Joshua Evans was an actor, known for his role of Timmy, a doll that evil witch Tabitha Lenox brought to life with magic, in the soap opera Passions. Though he was 17 years old when Passions debuted, Evans had the appearance and voice of a small child due to achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. Evans began at age 12 in various commercials. His films include Baby Geniuses, and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. TV included P.T. Barnum, Ally McBeal, 7th Heaven, and Poltergeist: The Legacy. He was nominated for an Emmy and won two Soap Opera Digest Awards.


Frankie Gaye was a recording artist and brother of Marvin Gaye. Both Frankie and Marvin sang in church and then with local doo-wop groups. Frankie was a disc jockey in the Army in Vietnam, and his recollections of the Vietnam War inspired Marvin's song, "What's Happening Brother". Frankie's memoirs entitled Marvin Gaye: My Brother, was released after his death from a heart attack.

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Frances Bergen was the wife of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and the mother of actress Candice Bergen, and editor Kris Bergen. She was "the Chesterfield Girl" and "the Ipana Girl" in magazines and on billboards. In the 50's she appeared in in Titanic, Her Twelve Men, and Interlude. On TV she was in The Millionaire, The Dick Powell Show, Barnaby Jones, MacGyver, and Murder She Wrote. Later films include American Gigolo, The Sting II, The Star Chamber, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Hollywood Wives, The Morning After, Made in America, and a major part in Eating. She appeared on two episodes of Murphy Brown, her daughter's hit show.


Sam Hayes was an actor, known for They Made Me a Criminal (1939), High Sierra (1941) and The Hitch-Hiker (1953). All of his 82 roles were as the announcer or broadcaster.


Don Paul was a linebacker for the LA Rams from 1948–1955, and went to three Pro Bowls. He was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame in 1986. He was one of only two players to play in six UCLA-USC games during the World War 2 years. Later, he co-founded the Rams Horn restaurant and the Pump Room restaurant.
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Esther Howard was a stage and film character actress who played a wide range of mostly uncredited supporting roles, from man-hungry spinsters to amoral criminals, appearing in 108 movies in her 23-year film career.


Carole Landis was an actress, known for 1940's One Million BC. She spent more time entertaining troops in WWII than any other Hollywood star. Landis wrote several newspaper and magazine articles about her experiences during the war, including the 1944 book Four Jills in a Jeep, which was later made into a movie. She had 4 short-term marriages, refused a proposal by Busby Berkeley, and committed suicide reportedly because actor Rex Harrison would not get a divorce and marry her.


Lee Zahler was a composer and musical director of films, starting in the 1920s through the 1950s. He composed the music to the 1943 Batman and Phantom serials for Columbia studios, and directed the music for all Columbia Pictures productions between 1938 and 1947 except for Brenda Starr Reporter in 1945. Has nearly 300 credits.
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