Men on IMDB Who Had Been Cremated

by themartinmax | created - 3 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

"I would rather be ashes than dust!" -Jack London, Writer and Social Activist

I don't know what other IMDB users think, yet I now find cremation to be quite humbly (I used to be against it and now am for it) and wish for my body to go through the same process as these men on IMDB when I eventually pass.

The list is still in progress. Updates can be quite sporadic.

1. Bud Abbott

Actor | Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

Long acknowledged as one of the best "straight men" in the business, Bud Abbott was born William Alexander Abbott in Reading, Pennsylvania to Rae (Fisher) and Harry Abbott, who had both worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus. When Bud was three his family moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey, which he...

Ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean.

2. George Abbott

Writer | Damn Yankees

Legendary Broadway writer/producer/director George Abbott was born in 1887 in Forestville, New York. His father was mayor of Salamanca, New York, for two terms. In 1898 his family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Abbott attended Kearney Military Academy. The family returned to New York, where Abbott...

Ashes given to family or friend.

3. Walter Abel

Actor | Hold Back the Dawn

A familiar character face in movies and television, Walter Abel was a dedicated stage actor who had studied at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York before moving on to a progression of stage work that culminated in his first appearance on Broadway in the original play "...

Ashes scattered off a boat in Long Island Sound

4. Brian Adams

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Brian Adams was born on January 31, 1963 in Kona, Hawaii, USA as Brian Keith Adams. He is known for his work on WWE Smackdown! (1999), WCW Monday Nitro (1995) and WCW Thunder (1998). He was married to Irene Yumiko. He died on August 13, 2007 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

5. Joey Adams

Actor | Singing in the Dark

Joey Adams was born on January 6, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Joseph Abramowitz. He was an actor and producer, known for Singing in the Dark (1956), Ringside (1949) and Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (1966). He was married to Cindy Adams. He died on December 2, 1999 in New York City, ...

6. Stanley Adams

Actor | Star Trek

Stocky character actor Stanley Adams had a relatively minor career in motion pictures, with the possible exception of his baby-faced millionaire Rusty Trawler of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) fame. Otherwise, he played innumerable minor ethnic villains, bartenders and avuncular, fast-talking ...

7. Ted Adams

Actor | The Ridin' Fool

The son of vaudeville performers, Richard Theodore "Ted" Adams was part of his parents' troupe before attending Cornell University at the age of 18. After college he did stock work for three years before going to New York City and stage work there. For more than half his life he performed on the ...

Cremated at Chapel of the Pines Crematory which also is a Columbarium located at 1605 South Catalina St., Los Angeles, CA.

8. Stuart Adamson

Soundtrack | Against All Odds

Stuart Adamson was born on April 11, 1958 in Manchester, England. He was married to Melanie Shelley and Sandra Davidson. He died on December 16, 2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

9. Charles Addams

Writer | The Addams Family

Charles Samuel Addams, or Chill as his friends called him, was born on January 7, 1912, in Westfield, New Jersey. Records show at the time of his birth the Addams' lived on Summit Avenue. They moved several times before taking up permanent residence in 1920 on Elm Street and stayed there until 1947...

10. Richard Addinsell

Soundtrack | My Week with Marilyn

English composer Richard Addinsell was born in 1904. After finishing his law studies at Oxford, he took a short course in music at the Royal College of Music in London and studied from 1929 to 1932 in Berlin and Vienna. From 1933 to 1935 he lived in the USA writing scores for the Hollywood studios.

Cremated by Golders Green Crematorium, Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England on November 18, 1977.

Golders Green Crematorium was the first Crematorium to be opened in London way back in the 20th century in 1902.

11. Larry Adler

Composer | Genevieve

Larry Adler was born on February 10, 1914 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Lawrence Cecil Adler. He is known for his work on Genevieve (1953), The Hellions (1961) and Jumping for Joy (1956). He was married to Sally Irene Cline and Eileen Walser. He died on August 6, 2001 in Lambeth, London, England.

Cremated by Golders Green Crematorium.

12. Spiro Agnew

Self | Spiro Agnew's Asian Trip

Spiro Agnew was born on November 9, 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Spiro Theodore Agnew. He was married to Elinor Isabel Judefind. He died on September 17, 1996 in Berlin, Maryland.

Honor Guard that was made up of members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard marched his ashes to his grave beside that of his father and fired a 21 gun salute. His ashes are located, near that of his father, at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Timonium, Maryland, US.

13. John Vernon

Actor | Dirty Harry

John Vernon was a prolific stage-trained Canadian character player who made a career out of convincingly playing crafty villains, morally-bankrupt officials and heartless authority figures in American films and television since the 1960s. Vernon was directed by some stellar filmmakers, including ...

14. Juan Gabriel

Soundtrack | 30 Minutes or Less

Juan Gabriel was born on January 7, 1950 in Parácuaro, Michoacán, Mexico as Alberto Aguilera Valadez. He died on August 28, 2016 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Remains were cremated Monday Night on August 29, 2016 in Anaheim, CA and his ashes were returned to his Ciudad Juarez home in Chihuahua, Mexico after a Funeral in Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.

15. Brian Aherne

Actor | Juarez

Brian Aherne was an Oscar-nominated Anglo-American stage and screen actor who was one of the top cinema character actors in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Born on May 2, 1902 in King's Norton, Worcestshire, England, Aherne performed as an actor as a child. At age 18 he made his debut as an adult with ...

16. Claude Akins

Actor | Rio Bravo

Broad-shouldered and beefy Claude Akins had wavy black hair, a deep booming voice and was equally adept at playing sneering cowardly villains as he was at portraying hard-nosed cops. The son of a police officer, Akins never seemed short of work and appeared in nearly 100 films and 180+ TV episodes ...

17. Edward Albee

Writer | A Delicate Balance

Edward Albee was born on March 12, 1928 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Edward Franklin Albee III. He was a writer, known for A Delicate Balance (1973), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2017) and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991). He died on September 16, 2016 in Montauk, New York, USA.

18. Jack Albertson

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

A former song-and-dance man and veteran of vaudeville, burlesque and Broadway, Jack Albertson is best known to audiences as "The Man" in the TV series Chico and the Man (1974), for which he won an Emmy. In 1968 Albertson, the brother of actress Mabel Albertson, won the Oscar for Best Supporting ...

Ashes were scattered at sea.

19. John Alcott

Cinematographer | Barry Lyndon

John Alcott, the Oscar-winning cinematographer best known for his collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick, was born in 1931, in Isleworth, England, the son of movie executive Arthur Alcott, who would become the production controller at Gainsborough Studios during the 1940s.

Alcott began his film...

20. Norman Alden

Actor | Back to the Future

Born Norman Adelberg in 1924, he served in the Army during World War II. At the end of the conflict he had the opportunity to benefit from the GI Bill program meant to help returning soldiers to start or resume studying. That is how, while attending Texas Christian University, he discovered on the ...

Ashes were given to his family to be interred in Crypt G-130, Elevation 3 in the South Wall of the "Beth Olam Mausoleum" at Hollywood Forever in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, US.

21. Gale Gordon

Actor | Our Miss Brooks

Gale Gordon was born on February 20, 1906 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Thomas Aldrich Jr. He was an actor, known for Our Miss Brooks (1952), Here's Lucy (1968) and The Lucy Show (1962). He was married to Virginia Gordon. He died on June 30, 1995 in Escondido, California, USA.

22. Daevid Allen

Actor | Gong: on French TV 1971-1973

Daevid Allen was born on January 13, 1938 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Christopher David Allen. He was an actor and composer, known for Gong: on French TV 1971-1973 (2011), Du côté d'Orouët (1971) and Gong: Monsterrat 1973 and Other Stories (2006). He was married to Gilli ...

Cremated March 17, 2015 at a crematorium around Bryon Bay where his ashes where set out at sea by 4 of his sons on surfboards.

23. Edmund Allenby

Self | With Allenby in Palestine and Lawrence in Arabia

Edmund Allenby was born in 1861 at Brackenhurst Hall, Nottinghamshire county, England, one of six children and the son of a country gentleman. His military service began when he entered the Royal Military College at Sandhurst in 1881 where he was commissioned into the Royal Cavalry and sent to ...

24. Néstor Almendros

Cinematographer | Days of Heaven

One of the highest appraised contemporary cinematographers. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba by age 18 to join his exiled anti-Franco father. In Havana, he founded a cineclub and wrote film reviews. Then, he went on to study in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale. He directed six shorts in Cuba ...

25. Rafael Alonso

Actor | El abuelo

Rafael Alonso was born on July 5, 1920 in Madrid, Spain as Rafael Alonso Ochoa. He was an actor and director, known for The Grandfather (1998), El baile (1959) and La colmena (1982). He died on October 24, 1998 in Madrid.

26. Robert Altman

Director | Gosford Park

Robert Altman was born on February 20th, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri, to B.C. (an insurance salesman) and Helen Altman. He entered St. Peters Catholic school at the age six, and spent a short time at a Catholic high school. From there, he went to Rockhurst High School. It was then that he started...

Ashes scattered at sea.

27. Hideyo Amamoto

Actor | Kingu Kongu no gyakushû

One of Japan's most distinctive character actors, Eisei Amamoto is one of their cinema's few personalities who is easily recognizable to Western movie buffs. Tall (six feet) and skeletal of build, bony-faced and wild-haired (when not ensconced in a vast silver wig), Amamoto's persona inspired Woody...

28. Don Ameche

Actor | Cocoon

Don Ameche was a versatile and popular American film actor in the 1930s and '40s, usually as the dapper, mustached leading man. He was also popular as a radio master of ceremonies during this time. As his film popularity waned in the 1950s, he continued working in theater and some TV. His film ...

Ashes given to his family to be buried at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, in Asbury, Iowa.

29. Kingsley Amis

Writer | The Further Adventures of Lucky Jim

Kingsley Amis was born on April 16, 1922 in London, England as Kingley Amis. He was a writer, known for The Further Adventures of Lucky Jim (1967), Take a Girl Like You (1970) and The New Adventures of Lucky Jim (1982). He was married to Elizabeth Jane Howard and Hilary Ann Bardwell. He died on ...

30. Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

Director | The Son-of-a-Gun

American actor-director-writer-producer Gilbert M. Anderson, father of the movie cowboy and the first Western star, was born Maxwell Henry Aronson in Little Rock, Arkansas. His parents, Esther (Ash) and Henry Aronson, were from New York. His father was from a German Jewish family, and his mother ...

Cremated at Chapel of the Pines Crematory. Plot: Vaultage

31. Herbert Anderson

Actor | Dennis the Menace

Herbert Anderson was born on March 30, 1917 in Oakland, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Dennis the Menace (1959), Battleground (1949) and The Male Animal (1942). He was married to Mary Virginia Palmer. He died on June 11, 1994 in Palm Springs, California.

According to the Third Edition of "Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons", his body was cremated through the Palm Springs mortuary and the ashes were given to his family.

32. John Anderson

Actor | Psycho

A tall, sinewy, austere-looking character actor with silver hair, rugged features and a distinctive voice, John Robert Anderson appeared in hundreds of films and television episodes. Immensely versatile, he was at his best submerging himself in the role of historical figures (he impersonated ...

Cremated by the Neptune Society. Ashes brought to his residence on August 18, 1992 in Sherman Oaks, CA, US.

33. Lew Anderson

Actor | Puppet Playhouse

Lew Anderson was born on May 7, 1922 in Kirkman, Iowa, USA as Lewis Burr Anderson. He was an actor, known for The Howdy Doody Show (1947), The New Howdy Doody Show (1976) and It's Howdy Doody Time (1987). He was married to Margaret (Peggy) George and Lee Anderson. He died on May 14, 2006 in ...

34. Lindsay Anderson

Director | If....

Lindsay Anderson was born on April 17, 1923 in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India as Lindsay Gordon Anderson. He was a director and actor, known for If.... (1968), Britannia Hospital (1982) and This Sporting Life (1963). He died on August 30, 1994 in Angoulême, Charente, France.

35. Adam West

Actor | Batman

Adam West was born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson, a farmer, and his wife Audrey V. (Speer), an opera singer. At age 10, Adam had a cache of comic books, and "Batman" made a big impression on him--the comic hero was part bat-man...

Ashes scattered into the Pacific Ocean.

36. Leif Erickson

Actor | The High Chaparral

Leif Erickson was born on October 27, 1911 in Alameda, California, USA as William Wycliffe Anderson. He was an actor, known for The High Chaparral (1967), On the Waterfront (1954) and The Carpetbaggers (1964). He was married to Annie Ruth Diamond, Margaret Hayes and Frances Farmer. He died on ...

37. Valeriano Andrés

Actor | Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo

Valeriano Andrés was born on July 1, 1922 in Madrid, Spain as Valeriano Andrés Pascual. He is known for his work on Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo (1973), El último café (1970) and Estudio 1 (1965). He died on April 21, 2005 in Madrid, Madrid.

38. Edward Andrews

Actor | Sixteen Candles

The son of a Georgia minister, Edward Andrews debuted on stage in 1926 at age 12 and by 1935 had landed on Broadway. A solid character actor, his large physique and amiable demeanor made him a natural for the jovial, grandfatherly type or genial, small-town businessman which he often played, but ...

Likely cremated by Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles and his ashes were later given to his family to be scattered at sea.

39. Daniel M. Angel

Producer | Murder at the Windmill

Daniel M. Angel was born on May 14, 1911 in London, England as Daniel Morris Angel. He is known for his work on Mystery at the Burlesque (1949), Mr Drake's Duck (1951) and Cast a Dark Shadow (1955). He was married to Betty Van Damm. He died on December 13, 1999 in London.

Cremated by Golders Green Crematorium.

40. Jeremy Applegate

Actor | Heathers

Jeremy was born on August 29, 1965 as Paul Boyce. He was named by his sisters after Paul McCartney of the Beatles fame. He changed his name to Jeremy Applegate in 1983.

Applegate was cremated through Aftercare Cremation and Burial Society and his ashes were scattered two months later on May 26, 2000 at sea off Orange County, CA.

41. Marshall Applewhite

Self | Into the Zone: The Story of the Cacophony Society

Applewhite was born in Spur, Texas the son of a Presbyterian Minister. He graduated from high school in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1948. Applewhite briefly enrolled to study as a Minister but changed his mind and went into Music. In 1952 he graudated from Austin College. He then did a brief stint in ...

While there were reports that he was buried beside his father at Mission Burial Park, San Antonio, TX, he was actually cremated by Caring Cremation Services and his ashes were sent to his son in Corpus Christi.

42. Neil Armstrong

Actor | Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention

Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA as Neil Alden Armstrong. He is known for his work on Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention (2003), Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2010) and First Flights with Neil Armstrong (1991). He was married to Carol ...

Memorial Service was held at the Camargo Country Club in Indian Hill, Cincinnati, where he lived, and at the National Cathedral on September 13, 2012 where Diana Krall sang "Fly Me To The Moon". With a Bugler and a rifle salute, his ashes were scattered in the Atlantic by the Navy from the U.S.S. Philippine Sea.

43. Robert Armstrong

Actor | King Kong

Robert Armstrong is familiar to old-movie buffs for his case-hardened, rapid-fire delivery in such roles as fast-talking promoters, managers, FBI agents, street cops, detectives and other such characters in scores of films--over 160--many of them at Warner Brothers, where he was part of the ...

Ashes buried in an unidentifiable communal space at Pierce Bros., Westwood Memorial Park.

44. R.G. Armstrong

Actor | Predator

A golden career was reflected in his name. Robert Golden Armstrong ("Bob" to his friends) was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 7, 1917. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, he was frequently performing on stage with the Carolina Playmakers. After graduating,...

Cremated through the Neptune Society with his ashes brought to his son on August 2, 2012 in Studio City, CA.

45. Desi Arnaz

Producer | I Love Lucy

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz ye de Acha III was born in Santiago, Cuba on March 2, 1917. His father was the mayor of Santiago. The 1933 revolution led by Fulgencio Batista had landed his father in jail and stripped the family of its wealth, property and power. His father was released because of the ...

According to an Associated Press article by Dennis Georgatos dating from December 4, 1986 a Memorial Service was held at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Del Mar, CA and was later cremated through Cypress View Crematory in San Diego through Encinitas mortuary with his ashes delivered to his daughter to be scattered into the Pacific from their home in Baja, Mexico. Ashes scattered.

46. Sig Arno

Actor | The Palm Beach Story

Sig Arno was born on December 27, 1895 in Hamburg, Germany as Siegfried Aron. He was an actor and director, known for The Palm Beach Story (1942), Die Nacht ohne Pause (1931) and Manon Lescaut (1926). He was married to Kitty Mattern, Barbara Kiranoff and Caroline Dahms. He died on August 17, 1975 ...

Cremated at Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles and his ashes were scattered in the Pacific.

47. Enric Arredondo

Actor | Periodistas

Enric Arredondo was born on April 5, 1940 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He was an actor, known for Periodistas (1998), La febre d'Or (1993) and Los libros (1974). He was married to Carme Fortuny. He died on December 16, 2006 in Barcelona.

48. Hal Ashby

Director | Harold and Maude

Hal Ashby was born the fourth and youngest child in a Mormon household, in Ogden, Utah, to Eileen Ireta (Hetzler) and James Thomas Ashby, on September 2, 1929. His father was a dairy farmer. After a rough childhood that included the divorce of his parents, his father's suicide, his dropping out of ...

Ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean.

49. William Asher

Director | Bewitched

William Asher was born on August 8, 1921 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as William Milton Asher. He was a director and producer, known for Bewitched (1964), Fireball 500 (1966) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). He was married to Meredith Coffin, Joyce Bulifant, Elizabeth Montgomery and ...

50. Isaac Asimov

Writer | I, Robot

Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Judah Ozimov, on January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi shtetl, near Smolensk, Russia. He was the oldest of three children. His father, named Judah Ozimov, and his mother, named Anna Rachel Ozimov (nee Berman), were Orthodox Jews. Ozimov family were millers (the name Ozimov ...

51. Frank Atkinson

Writer | King of the Castle

Frank Atkinson was born on March 19, 1890 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Francis Lawrence Atkinson. He was an actor and writer, known for King of the Castle (1936), Not So Dusty (1936) and The Black Arrow (1958). He was married to Jeanne d'Arcy. He died on February 23, 1963 in Pinner, Middlesex,...

52. Richard Attenborough

Actor | Jurassic Park

Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. The family...

53. Clement Attlee

Self | Biography

Clement Attlee was one of Britain's most significant political figures. He was the leader of Britain's Labour Party from 1935-1955 and Deputy Prime Minister of the UK during the wartime coalition against Nazi Germany (1940-45). He won a landslide victory in the 1945 general election, defeating ...

54. Barry Atwater

Actor | Star Trek

Barry Atwater was born on May 16, 1918 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Garrett Atwater. He is known for his work on Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), One Step Beyond (1959) and Police Story (1973). He died on May 24, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

55. Lionel Atwill

Actor | To Be or Not to Be

Lionel Atwill was born into a wealthy family and was educated at London's prestigious Mercer School to become an architect, but his interest turned to the stage. He worked his way progressively into the craft and debuted at age 20 at the Garrick Theatre in London. He acted and improved regularly ...

Cremated at Chapel of the Pines Crematory. Ashes once laid rest there, yet were taken by his family to be moved to an unknown location.

56. Artie Auerbach

Actor | The Jack Benny Program

Artie Auerbach was born on May 17, 1903 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Jack Benny Program (1950), Here Comes Elmer (1943) and Some Time Soon (1937). He was married to Doris and Cleo Morgan. He died on October 3, 1957 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

57. Peter Graves

Actor | Stalag 17

Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Aurness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Army Air Force, he studied...

58. James Avery

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Although known as the uncle/patriarch and judge "Philip Banks" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), James Avery was a classically trained actor and scholar. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he joined the US Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Upon...

According to his Death Certificate, his ashes were scattered off the coast of Los Angeles, CA.

59. Kevin Ayers

Soundtrack | Après mai

Kevin Ayers was born on August 16, 1944 in Herne Bay, Kent, England as Kevin Cawley Ayers. He was married to Cyrille and Kristen. He died on February 18, 2013 in Montolieu, Aude, France.

60. Peter Lawford

Actor | The Longest Day

Born in London, England and son of a British World War I hero, Lawford had spent most of his childhood in Paris, France and began his acting career at a very young age. His parents were not married when their son was born. As a result of the scandal, The Lawfords fled to America.

As a young child, ...

Ashes later taken from the crypt at Westwood Village Cemetery over a refusal from the children of the actor who didn't want to pay off the $10,000 funeral bill. His widow, Patricia Seaton Lawford later scattered his ashes in the Pacific Ocean off Marina del Rey.

61. Arthur Aylesworth

Actor | King of the Underworld

Arthur Aylesworth was born on August 12, 1881 in Apponaugh, Rhode Island, USA as Arthur Preston Aylesworth. He was an actor, known for King of the Underworld (1939), Brigham Young (1940) and The Plot Thickens (1936). He was married to Elizabeth and Sadie Harris. He died on June 26, 1946 in Los ...

Cremated at Chapel of the Pines Crematory

62. Ross Bagdasarian

Actor | Rear Window

Composer, prolific songwriter ("Come On-a My House", "Witch Doctor", "Chipmunk Song"), author, actor, producer, impressionist, educated at Coll. Writer, and has made many records. He joined ASCAP in 1951, and specialized in catchy, hummable melodies. Some of his other popular-song compositions ...

Cremated at Chapel of the Pines Crematory

64. Kenny Baker

Actor | Time Bandits

Kenny Baker was born on August 24, 1934 in Birmingham, England as Kenneth George Baker. He was an actor, known for Time Bandits (1981), The Elephant Man (1980) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He was married to Eileen Baker. He died on August 13, 2016 in Preston, ...

65. Kenny Baker

Actor | Silver Skates

Kenny Baker was born on September 30, 1912 in Monrovia, California, USA as Kenneth Laurence Baker. He was an actor, known for Silver Skates (1943), Hit Parade of 1941 (1940) and The Mikado (1939). He was married to Geraldyne Louise Churchill. He died on August 10, 1985 in Solvang, California.

66. Stanley Baldwin

Self | BBC: The Voice of Britain

Stanley Baldwin was born on August 3, 1867 in Bewdley, Worcestershire, England. He died on December 14, 1947 in Astley Hall, Worcestershire.

67. Mike Ragan

Actor | Montana Belle

Los Angeles-born Holly Bane (who later changed his name to the more macho-sounding Mike Ragan) didn't start out to be an actor--he wanted to be a big-band musician. That didn't work out for him, unfortunately, so he wound up getting a job as an office boy at MGM at age 15. From there he worked his ...

68. Lester Bangs

Self | All You Need Is Love

Noted rock music critic and journalist Leslie Conway "Lester" Bangs was born on December 13, 1948 in Escondido, California. His mother Norma Belle was a Jehovah's Witness while his Conway Lesley Bangs was a drunk and a truck driver who died in a fire when Bangs was only nine years old. Lester was ...

69. Peter Banks

Self | Pop-Eye

Peter Banks was born on July 15, 1947 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England as Peter William Brockbanks. He was married to Cecilia Quino and Sidonie Jordan. He died on March 7, 2013 in Barnet, London, England.

70. Trevor Bannister

Actor | Are You Being Served?

Trevor Bannister was born on August 14, 1934 in Durrington, Wiltshire, England as Trevor Gordon Bannister. He was an actor, known for Are You Being Served? (1972), Are You Being Served? (1977) and The Tomorrow People (1973). He was married to Pam Carson and Kathleen Cravos. He died on April 14, ...

Ashes given to family or friend.

71. Lex Barker

Actor | Winnetou - 3. Teil

Barker was a direct descendant of the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams, and of Sir 'William Henry Crichlow', historical governor general of Barbados. He excelled in football and track at Fessenden School and Phillips-Exeter Academy. He went to Princeton but left to become an actor. A year ...

72. Peter Barkworth

Actor | Where Eagles Dare

Peter Barkworth was born on January 14, 1929 in Margate, Kent, England as Peter Wynn Barkworth. He was an actor, known for Where Eagles Dare (1968), Patton (1970) and BBC2 Play of the Week (1977). He died on October 21, 2006 in Hampstead, London, England.

73. Charlie Barnett

Actor | Miami Vice

He first made a name for himself in the late 1970s and early 1980s, performing several shows of raunchy comedy a day at outdoor parks in New York City, most notably in Washington Square Park, where he competed for crowds with musicians, Frisbees players, jugglers and other entertainers. Charlie was...

74. Syd Barrett

Soundtrack | Doctor Strange

Syd Barrett was born on January 6, 1946 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Roger Keith Barrett. He died on July 7, 2006 in Cambridge.

Cremated, July 17, 2006 after a family funeral held in the East Chapel of Cambridge Crematorium the same day with around a dozen members of family and closest friends with three poignant wreaths laid in his memory where his ashes were later given to family or a friend.

75. John Drew Barrymore

Actor | Roma contro Roma

American actor with a sporadic career, the son of stage and screen legend John Barrymore. His father and mother, actress Dolores Costello divorced in his infancy and he claimed to remember seeing his father only once. His mother attempted to keep him from the acting life, sending him to St. John's ...

76. Lionel Bart

Soundtrack | From Russia with Love

The son of a Jewish Tailor in London's working class East End young Lionel had no formal musical education and never learned musical notation but his music teacher at school declared him to be a genius. He gained a scholarship to St Martin's School of Art at age 16 and started work as a set painter...

Cremated by Golders Green Crematorium.

77. Freddie Bartholomew

Actor | Captains Courageous

One of the most popular child actors in film history, Child superstar Freddie Bartholomew was born Frederick Cecil Bartholomew in Harlesden, London, the son of Lilian May (Clarke) and Cecil Llewellyn Bartholomew. From age three, he grew up in the town of Warminster under the care of his father's ...

78. Saul Bass

Director | Why Man Creates

Saul Bass was born in New York City in 1920 and is a widely acclaimed graphic designer with a career spanning over 40 years. Among his most famous works are the title sequences for such classic films as The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), North by Northwest (1959), and Psycho (1960). Bass used his ...

Cremation arranged by the Burbank Neptune Society and his were given to his wife, Elaine, in Los Angeles on May 6, 1996 to be scattered at sea.

79. Henry Gibson

Actor | Nashville

Henry Gibson was born on 21 September 1935 in Germantown, Pennsylvnia. Before appearing in films and television series, he was a child star on the stage during the 1940s and during the late 1950s he was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. His screen debut came in 1963 when he was cast in...

80. James Garner

Actor | The Rockford Files

Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s.

James Garner was born James Scott ...

81. Peter Bayliss

Actor | From Russia with Love

Peter Bayliss was born on June 27, 1922 in Kingston upon Thames, England as Peter Seville Bayliss. He was an actor, known for From Russia with Love (1963), Merlin (1998) and The Avengers (1961). He died on July 29, 2002 in London, England.

According to his Obituary that used in the report of his passing, he left instructions that his body be cremated and wished for his ashes to be placed in a shoebox.

82. Hugh Beaumont

Actor | Leave It to Beaver

Beaumont began his career in show business by perfoming in theatres, nightclubs, and on the radio in 1931. He attended the University of Chattanooga, but left when his position on the football team was changed. He later attended the University of Southern California, and graduated with a Master of ...

83. George Beban

Actor | The Loves of Ricardo

American actor-director-writer-producer of silent pictures, formerly a singer and vaudevillian. A native of San Francisco's Telegraph Hill, he was one of four sons born to Rocco Beban, a Dalmatian immigrant, and Johanna Dugan, from County Cork, Ireland.

He exhibited singing talent at an early age ...

84. Richard Beckinsale

Actor | Porridge

Richard Beckinsale was an English actor, primarily known for his roles in sitcoms. His best known characters were prison inmate Leonard Arthur "Lennie" Godber in "Porridge" (1974-1977) and its sequel series "Going Straight" (1978), and medical student Alan Moore in "Rising Damp" (1974-1978).


85. William Holden

Actor | Stalag 17

William Holden was born William Franklin Beedle, Jr. in O'Fallon, Illinois, to Mary Blanche (Ball), a schoolteacher, and William Franklin Beedle, Sr., an industrial chemist. He came from a wealthy family (the Beedles) that moved to Pasadena, California, when he was three. In 1937, while studying ...

86. Leon Belasco

Actor | Philo Vance Returns

Leon Belasco was born on October 11, 1902 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire as Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky. He was an actor, known for Philo Vance Returns (1947), Wonder Man (1945) and My Sister Eileen (1960). He was married to Laureine Back (dancer). He died on June 1, 1988 in Orange...

87. John Terry Bell

Actor | Remington Steele

John Terry Bell was born on June 4, 1942 in Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Remington Steele (1982), Project U.F.O. (1978) and Masada (1981). He died on August 24, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

88. Bruce Bennett

Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Herman Brix was a star shot-putter in the 1928 Olympics. After losing the lead in MGM's Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) due to a shoulder injury, he was contracted by Ashton Dearholt for his independent production of The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935), a serial and the only Tarzan film between the ...

89. Chester Bennington

Soundtrack | Transformers

Chester Charles Bennington was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Susan Elaine (Johnson), a nurse, and Lee Russell Bennington, a police detective. His parents divorced when he was 11 years old. He has two half sisters and a half brother. He attended Centennial High School at the beginning of his freshman...

90. Chris Benoit

Actor | WCW Thunder

Christopher Michael Benoit is a Canadian wrestler who was born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Michael and Margaret Benoit. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, from where he was billed throughout the bulk of his career. He had a sister living near Edmonton.

During his 22-year career, Benoit worked for ...

91. Harry Bernsen

Producer | Three the Hard Way

Harry Bernsen was born on June 14, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Harry Bernsen Jr. He was a producer, known for Three the Hard Way (1974), Fools' Parade (1971) and Take a Hard Ride (1975). He was married to Jeanne Cooper. He died on May 31, 2008 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

92. Bernardo Bertolucci

Writer | Ultimo tango a Parigi

Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films were known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy. He attended Rome University and became famous as a poet. He served as assistant director for Pier Paolo Pasolini in the film Accattone (1961) and directed The Grim Reaper (...

93. Carl Betz

Actor | Judd for the Defense

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carl Betz formed a repertory theatre company while still in high school, then worked in summer stock. He served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, then attended Carnegie Tech. Following graduation, he worked as a radio announcer. He made his Broadway ...

94. Abner Biberman

Actor | His Girl Friday

Abner Biberman was born on April 1, 1909 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Abner Warren Biberman. He was a director and actor, known for His Girl Friday (1940), Winchester '73 (1950) and Gunga Din (1939). He was married to Sibil Kamban (editor), Helen Churchill Dalby and Tolbie Snyderman. He died on ...

95. Herbert J. Biberman

Director | Salt of the Earth

Herbert J. Biberman, the progressive producer, director and screenwriter now best known as one of the Hollywood Ten who were blacklisted by the American Film Industry for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), was born on March 4, 1900 in Philadelphia, ...

96. Ramon Bieri

Actor | Badlands

Heavy-set American character actor whose typical screen personae tended to be gruff westerners, irate cops and hard-boiled gangsters. A decorated Korean War veteran, Bieri appeared on stage from 1954, both on ('Death of a Salesman', 1975) and off-Broadway. He latterly acted with the ensemble of San...

Ashes given to family or friend.

97. Edward Binns

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Gravel-voiced, authoritative American character actor, a reliable presence on screen for more than four decades.

Edward Thomas Binns was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Esther (Bracken) and Edward Thoms Binns. His family were Quakers. He was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and ...

98. W.A. Bishop

Actor | Captains of the Clouds

William Avery 'Billy' Bishop was born on 8 February 1894 in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, to William and Margaret Bishop.

He was the middle of three children.

Billy had a tough time of it in school as he had a slight lisp and preferred swimming, horse riding and the company of young ladies to team ...

99. Bill Bixby

Actor | The Incredible Hulk

The son of a sales clerk and a department store owner, Bill Bixby was the sixth-generation Californian born as Wilfred Bailey Bixby, on January 22, 1934, in San Francisco, California. An only child growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, he attended schools in the same area, took ballroom dance lessons,...

Ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean in HI, US.

100. Dirk Bogarde

Actor | The Servant

Sir Dirk Bogarde, distinguished film actor and writer, was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde on March 28, 1921, to Ulric van den Bogaerde, the art editor of "The Times" (London) newspaper, and actress Margaret Niven in the London suburb of Hampstead. He was one of three children...

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