Gates of Heaven Hawthorne

by Sylviastel | created - 13 Sep 2012 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

The men and women interred at Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York.

1. James Cagney

Actor | Angels with Dirty Faces

One of Hollywood's preeminent male stars of all time, James Cagney was also an accomplished dancer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, to Carolyn (Nelson) and James Francis Cagney, Sr., who was a bartender and amateur ...

Plot: Mausoleum

2. Salvatore Baccaloni

Actor | Rock-a-Bye Baby

Salvatore Baccaloni was born on April 14, 1900 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor, known for Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958), Fanny (1961) and The Desert Song (1955). He was married to Elena Svilarova. He died on December 31, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA.

3. Fred Allen

Actor | It's in the Bag!

Fred Allen, the well-known comedian who went on to star in radio, television, and film, was born John Florence Sullivan in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894 and educated at Boston University. His Broadway shows include "The Passing Show of 1922" and "The Greenwich Village Follies".

He produced, wrote...

4. Lynne Carver

Actress | Dulcy

Lynne Carver was born on September 13, 1916 in Douglas, Arizona, USA as Virginia Reid Sampson. She was an actress, known for Dulcy (1940), Man from Cheyenne (1942) and Calling Dr. Kildare (1939). She was married to William J. Mullaney, John Burt, Nicholas Nayfack and R. C. McClung. She died on ...

Plot: Section 47, Plot 9, Grave 10

5. Bob Considine

Writer | The Babe Ruth Story

Bob Considine was born on November 4, 1906 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The Babe Ruth Story (1948), Hoodlum Empire (1952) and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944). He died on September 25, 1975 in New York City, New York, USA.

6. Kevin Coughlin

Actor | The Defiant Ones

John Kevin Barry Coughlin was born in Inwood, Manhattan, New York. His older sister Joan Marie Colette was a nun with the Sacred Heart of Mary. Their parents were John Joseph Coughlin (1909 - 1966) and Marguerite O'Brien (b. 1915). They lived at 45 Sickles Street in Manhattan until about 1960 when ...

Plot: Section 44, Plot 604, Grave 10

7. Dudley Digges

Actor | The Invisible Man

Dudley Digges was born on June 9, 1879 in Dublin, Ireland, UK. He is known for his work on The Invisible Man (1933), The Emperor Jones (1933) and Raffles (1939). He was married to Mary Roden Quinn. He died on October 24, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA.

8. Jessica Dragonette

Actress | Gulliver's Travels

Her father was an engineer and work assignments often took the young family out of the country. It was on such a business related sojourn that baby Jessica was born in Calcutta, India on St Valentine's Day 1900, joining elder siblings Nicholas, Fred, and Nadea, to complete the Dragonetti family, ...

9. James A. Farley

Self | What's My Line?

James A. Farley was born on May 30, 1888 in Grassy Point, New York, USA. He died on June 9, 1976 in New York, New York.

10. Julie Haydon

Actress | The Age of Innocence

Julie Haydon was born on June 10, 1910 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Donatella Donaldson. She was an actress, known for The Age of Innocence (1934), Citizen Saint (1947) and A Family Affair (1937). She was married to George Jean Nathan. She died on December 24, 1994 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA.

11. Phillips Holmes

Actor | Men Must Fight

A future in movies for this fair-haired, fresh-faced young adult of the 1930s was by no means certain at the time of his untimely death in a mid-air plane collision. Hints of the All-American leading man promise Phillips Holmes managed to convey during the early to mid decade, particularly in the ...

12. Mrs. Harry Houdini

Actress | Religious Racketeers

Mrs. Harry Houdini was born on January 22, 1875 in New York City, New York, USA as Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner. She was an actress, known for Religious Racketeers (1938). She was married to Harry Houdini. She died on February 11, 1943 in Needles, California, USA.

13. Peggy Hopkins Joyce

Actress | International House

Peggy Hopkins Joyce was born on May 26, 1893 in Berkley, Virginia, USA as Marguerite Upton. She was an actress, known for International House (1933), The Skyrocket (1926) and Dimples (1916). She was married to Andrew Meyer, Anthony Easton, Gustave Morner, J. Stanley Joyce, Sherburne Philbrick ...

Plot: Section 25

14. Dorothy Kilgallen

Writer | Fly Away Baby

Dorothy Kilgallen was the daughter of James Kilgallen, a colorful and popular newspaperman with the Hearst Corporation. She followed her father into the newspaper business and made her early reputation as a crime reporter (a novelty for women in those days) and for her participation in an ...

15. Ernesto Lecuona

Soundtrack | The Island

Probably the most important musician to be born in Cuba, Ernesto Lecuona was already playing piano at age 5. He obtained his master in piano with a gold medal at the National Conservatory when he was barely 17 years old. Among his teachers were Antonio Saavedra (a disciple of Ignacio Cervantes), ...

16. Wellington Mara

Self | ESPN 25: Who's #1?

Wellington Mara was born on August 14, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA as Wellington Timothy Mara. He was married to Ann Maria Teresa Mumm. He died on October 25, 2005 in Rye, New York.

Plot: Section 2, Grave 370 - 1/2

17. Billy Martin

Self | Saturday Night Live

Billy Martin will always be remembered for his fiery personality, both on and off the field. Cleveland General Manager Frank Lane once said, "He's the kind of guy you'd like to kill if he's playing on the other team, but you'd like 10 of him on your side." Martin won the Most Valuable Player Award ...

Plot: Section 25, Plot 21, Grave 3, in the same section as Babe Ruth

18. Sal Mineo

Actor | Rebel Without a Cause

Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother ...

19. George Nathan

Assistant_director | Bookie

George Nathan is an actor and assistant director, known for Bookie (2008) and Naked (2010).

20. Elliott Nugent

The Seven Year Itch

An American minor leading man of early Depression-era talkies who played earnest, boyish leads, Ohio-born Elliott Nugent would earn more distinction as a writer, producer and director of stage and film after all was said and done. The son of playwright/producer/actor J.C. Nugent, Elliott was born ...

Plot: Section 50, lot 351, near water tower

21. Fulton Oursler

Writer | The Circus Queen Murder

Children, with first wife, Helen and William

22. Westbrook Pegler

Actor | Madison Square Garden

Westbrook Pegler was born on August 2, 1894 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor, known for Madison Square Garden (1932), The Ben Hecht Show (1958) and The Merv Griffin Show (1962). He was married to Maud Towart, Pearl Dorne and Julia Harpman. He died on June 24, 1969 in Tucson, Arizona,...

Plot: Section 40-551-1/3

Plot: Section 44, P 607, G4

24. Babe Ruth

Actor | Speedy

Most of Babe Ruth's records have been broken. In 1961, not only did Roger Maris break The Babe's 34-year-old record for most home runs in a season with 61* (2001), but Maris' teammate on the '61 Yankees, pitcher Whitey Ford broke the Babe's 43-year-old record for most scoreless innings pitched in a...

Plot: Section 25, plot 1115, in the center of graves 3 and 4

25. Dutch Schultz

Dutch Schultz was born on August 6, 1901 in Bronx, New York, USA as Arthur Simon Flegenheimer. He was married to Frances. He died on October 24, 1935 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

27. Arnold Skaaland

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

Arnold Skaaland was born on January 21, 1925 in White Plains, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Saturday Night's Main Event (1985), Best of the WWF Volume 3 (1985) and Wrestling's Living Legend Bruno Sammartino (1986). He was married to Betty. He died on March 13, 2007 in White Plains.

Plot: Section 5, Lot 339, Block 2, Grave 4

28. Spyros Skouras

Self | We, the People

Spyros Skouras was born on March 28, 1893 in Greece as Spyros S. Skouras. He was married to Saroula. He died on August 16, 1971 in Mamaroneck, New York, USA.

Plot: Section 10, Lot 93

29. Spyros P. Skouras

Spyros Panagiotis Skouras was born on 27 September, 1892 at Skourahorian, Greece, the son of a local sheepherder. After initially studying for the priesthood, Skouras, with the help of his older brother, [error], joined his younger brother, George P. Skouras, and traveled to America. While working ...

Plot: Section 10, Lot 93

30. Sal Yvars

Actor | It's My Turn

Sal Yvars was born on February 20, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Salvador Anthony Yvars. He was an actor, known for It's My Turn (1980), The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999) and 1951 World Series (1951). He died on December 10, 2008 in Bronx, New York City.

31. Portland Hoffa

Self | The Colgate Comedy Hour

Portland Hoffa was born on January 25, 1905 in Portland, Oregon, USA. She was an actress, known for The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950), All Star Revue (1950) and Omnibus (1952). She was married to Joseph W. Rines and Fred Allen. She died on December 26, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Buried with her first husband, Fred Allen

32. Mario Biaggi

Self | The Jack Paar Program

Mario Biaggi was born on October 26, 1917 in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Mario A. Biaggi. He was married to Marie Wassil. He died on June 24, 2015 in Bronx, New York City.

33. Ralph Branca

Actor | Parental Guidance

Ralph Branca was born on January 6, 1926 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Ralph Theodore Joseph Branca. He was an actor, known for Parental Guidance (2012), Hitler, Stalin & Walter O'Malley (2005) and 1949 World Series (1949). He was married to Ann Mulvey. He died on November 23, 2016 in Rye ...

35. Philip D'Antoni

Producer | The French Connection

Philip D'Antoni was born on February 19, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for The French Connection (1971), Bullitt (1968) and The Seven-Ups (1973). He was married to Ruth Wiederecht. He died on April 15, 2018 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

36. Mary Higgins Clark

Writer | Where Are the Children?

In 2002 Mary Higgins Clark published her memoir "Kitchen Privileges". The book describes her upbringing, first marriage and how she became such a famous author. Meanwhile 36 movies have been made that are based on Mary Higgins Clark's thrillers. For a while Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter ...

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