John Cazale



John Cazale

(1935 -1978)

During his six year  film career John Cazale appeared in five films that were nominated for Academy Awards as best picture: The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter. One of Hollywood’s premier character actor’s, he is unforgettable as Fredo Corleone in The Godfather. In a relationship with Meryl Streep when he died, he is an incredible presence on screen. He was only 42 when he died and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, Massachusetts.

Junius Brutus Booth


Junius Brutus Booth (1796 – 1852) was an English stage actor, considered by many to be the foremost tragedian  of the mid 19th century. He moved to the United States in 1821, and was he an eccentric! Read about his life if you have time. Like his son Edwin, who was famous in his own right after him, Junius Brutus Booth is remembered as the father of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. He is buried in Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore, MD.

Trivia: He once wrote and mailed a letter threatening to kill Andrew Jackson, who at the time was President of the United States.

Robert Ford

Robert Ford (1861 – 1892) and his older brother Charlie were peripheral members of The James Gang. He shot Jesse James in the head from behind on April 3, 1882. He tried to make a living by capitalizing on his fame by billing himself as “The man who killed Jesse James”, but was largely shunned as a traitor. Ed O’Kelley  killed him with blasts from both barrels of a shotgun on June 8, 1892. He is buried in Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Missouri(fairly close to Kansas City)  His marker erroneously lists his birth as 1841. Brother Charlie is buried there too.

J.D. Tippit


Tippit Grave

J.D. Tippit (The “J.D.” stands for Jefferson Davis) was the police officer that Lee Harvey Oswald “allegedly” shot right after he “allegedly” shot John F. Kennedy. He is buried in Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.


Musician  Stevie Ray Vaughan is also buried at Laurel Land.




Born Virginia Ruth Egnor, Dagmar was an American Entertainer and Actress. She was the first female star of television. She starred with Jerry Lester, Milton Berle, was on Bob Hopes very first show, and even recorded a duet with Frank Sinatra. Dagmar Bumpers from the fifties were named for here (she had a 42 inch bust, you make the comparison). There is even a guitar named for her because of it’s larger curves. She is buried in Woodmere Cemetery in Huntington, WV .

Edwin Booth

Edwin Booth was a 19th century actor, considered by some to be the greatest actor of the American Stage. Hamlet was his most noted role. Ironically, His Father, Junius Brutus Booth, is considered by some to be the greatest actor of HIS generation. Unfortunately, Edwin’s story is more of a footnote to history now, because it is his brother, John Wilkes booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, that eclipsed any fame the Booth family had with one shot from a Derringer. He is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is also buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery.