Cremated Women

by Sylviastel | created - 28 Jun 2012 | updated - 27 Jun 2017 | Public

Cremated, ashes with family.

1. Kathryn Joosten

Actress | Desperate Housewives

Kathryn is best known for her portrayals of "Karen McCluskey" on Desperate Housewives (2004) on ABC and of "Mrs. Landingham", secretary to the President (Martin Sheen), on the critically-acclaimed NBC drama, The West Wing (1999). She has also recurred on Dharma & Greg (1997), and guest-starred ...

Her ashes were scattered.

2. Bea Arthur

Actress | The Golden Girls

Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born Bernice Frankel on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9".

She earned the title of "Wittiest Girl" in her school, and her ...

Ashes are with family.

3. Rue McClanahan

Actress | The Golden Girls

A New York stage actress in the 1950s, McClanahan was plucked from the stage by Norman Lear for roles on All in the Family (1971) and later Maude (1972). For two years (1982 - 1984), she played "Aunt Fran" on Mama's Family (1983) until her character was killed off and she joined the cast of Golden ...

Ashes are with family.

4. Hermione Baddeley

Actress | The Secret of NIMH

A brash character actress who specialized in cinema, television, and theater, Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley was born on November 13, 1906 in Broseley, Shropshire. She was the youngest of four sisters - including Angela Baddeley, also an actress - and her half-brother, Very Rev William ...

Ashes are interred in England.

5. Tammy Faye Bakker

Actress | Roseanne

Tammy Faye Bakker was born on March 7, 1942 in International Falls, Minnesota, USA as Tamara Faye LaValley. She was an actress, known for Roseanne (1988), The Drew Carey Show (1995) and Windy City Heat (2003). She was married to Roe Messner and Jim Bakker. She died on July 20, 2007 in Loch Lloyd, ...

Ashes are interred in a niche.

6. Gloria Stuart

Actress | Titanic

Gloria Stuart was born on a dining room table on 4th Street in Santa Monica, California on July 4, 1910. Her early roles as a performing artist were in plays she produced in her home as a young girl. She was the star of her senior class play at Santa Monica High School in 1927. Attending the ...

She was cremated and her ashes were scattered in the Santa Monica Bay.

7. Janet Flanner

Writer | Resurrection

Janet Flanner was born on March 13, 1892 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Janet Tyler Flanner. She was a writer, known for Resurrection (1943), Gertrude Stein: When This You See, Remember Me (1970) and Camera Three (1955). She was married to William Lane Rehm. She died on November 7, 1978 in New ...

Natalia Danesi Murray and her ashes were scattered on the beach of Cherry Grove, Fire Island, New York.

8. Natalia Murray Danesi

Actress | Il caso Haller

Natalia Murray Danesi is an actress, known for Il caso Haller (1933).

Janet Flanner and her ashes were scattered on the beach of Cherry Grove, Fire Island, New York.

9. Wendy Richard

Actress | Are You Being Served?

Wendy Richard was born on July 20, 1943 in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England as Wendy Emerton. She was an actress, known for Are You Being Served? (1972), Are You Being Served? (1977) and Gumshoe (1971). She was married to John Burns, Paul Glorney, Will Thorpe and Len Black. She died on ...

She was cremated upon her death. Cremation location is either Golders Green Crematorium or East Finchley Crematorium in London, England.

10. Amy Winehouse

Soundtrack | Amy

Amy Jade Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983 in Southgate, London, England to Janis Holly Collins (previously: Janis Holly Winehouse; born: Janis Holly Seaton), a pharmacist & Mitchell "Mitch" Winehouse, a taxi driver. Her family shared her love of theater and music. Amy was brought up on jazz...

She was cremated upon her death. She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium and her ashes were laid to rest in Edgwarebury Jewish Cemetery in London, United Kingdom. Her death caused considerable mourning worldwide.

11. Helen Rollason

Self | Olympic Games

Helen Rollason was born on March 11, 1956 in England. She was married to John. She died on August 9, 1999 in England.

She was cremated upon her death.

12. Elaine Kaufman

Self | Morning Glory

Elaine Kaufman was born on February 10, 1929 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Elaine Edna Kaufman. She was an actress, known for Morning Glory (2010), Tattinger's (1988) and Assaulted Nuts (1985). She was married to Henry Ball. She died on December 3, 2010 in Manhattan.

She was cremated and ashes were supposed to be scattered on Second Avenue in New York City.

13. Alice Ghostley

Actress | To Kill a Mockingbird

Whether portraying a glum, withering wallflower, a drab and dowdy housewife, a klutzy maid or a cynical gossip, eccentric character comedienne Alice Ghostley had the ability to draw laughs from the skimpiest of material with a simple fret or whine. Making a name for herself on the Tony-winning ...

She was cremated and ashes are with family.

14. Julia Child

Writer | Julie & Julia

Julia Child was born on August 15, 1912 in Pasadena, California, USA as Julia Carolyn McWilliams. She was a writer, known for Julie & Julia (2009), The French Chef (1962) and We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993). She was married to Paul Child. She died on August 13, 2004 in Montecito, ...

She was cremated upon her death.

15. Charita Bauer

Actress | The Guiding Light

Charita Bauer was born on December 20, 1922 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Guiding Light (1952), The Aldrich Family (1949) and The Cradle Will Fall (1983). She was married to Robert Stanley Crawford. She died on February 28, 1985 in New York City, New York, USA.

She was cremated upon her death.

16. Lani O'Grady

Actress | Eight Is Enough

Although Lani O'Grady retired from acting in the '80s to become a talent agent like her mother, she had long secured her place in the TV Land pantheon as Mary, the brainiac wannabe doctor in Eight Is Enough (1977)'s expansive Bradford brood. The dramedy, starring Dick Van Patten as a newspaper ...

She was cremated and her ashes were scattered in Hawaii.

17. Thora Hird

Actress | Lost for Words

In a career than spanned eight decades, Thora Hird was widely-regarded as one of Britain's finest character actresses. She made over 100 films as well as starring in a host of TV comedies and, as a straight actress, excelled in the works of playwright Alan Bennett. Even in her 90s, she was working ...

Her ashes were scattered at their daughter's garden in Chichester, England with her husband.

18. Carmen Silvera

Actress | 'Allo 'Allo!

Carmen Silvera was born on June 2, 1922 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Carmen Blanche Silvera. She was an actress, known for 'Allo 'Allo! (1982), Doctor Who (1963) and Compact (1962). She was married to John Cunliffe. She died on August 3, 2002 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, ...

She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.

19. Kathleen Ferrier

Soundtrack | Le goût des autres

Kathleen Ferrier was born on April 22, 1912 in Higher Walton, Lancashire, England as Kathleen Mary Ferrier. She was married to Bert Wilson. She died on October 8, 1953 in London, England.

She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.

20. Rose Hill

Actress | 'Allo 'Allo!

British character actress, best known as Fanny La Fan in the long-running sit-com 'Allo 'Allo. She continued to act until her eighties before spending her final years living at Denville Hall, the actors retirement home in Middlesex.

She was cremated at the Crematorium in Ruislip, England.

21. Doris Hare

Actress | On the Buses

Doris Hare was born on March 1, 1905 in Bargoed, Monmouthshire, Wales as Doris Breamer Hare. She was an actress, known for On the Buses (1969), The Avengers (1961) and Second Best (1994). She was married to John Fraser Roberts. She died on May 30, 2000 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, ...

She was cremated at the Crematorium in Ruislip, England.

22. Maria Callas

Soundtrack | Ghost in the Shell

This volatile opera diva was born in New York City to Greek émigrés in 1923. Her father set up a pharmacy and changed the family name from Kalogeropoulos to Callas. As a child Maria studied the piano. When her parents separated (she was 14 at the time), her mother returned to Athens with Maria and ...

Her ashes were stolen from the niche at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France and were scattered in Greece.

23. Leyla Gencer

Actress | Don Giovanni

Gencer was born in Turkey. Her mother was from Poland and her father from Turkey. She began studying at the Istanbul Conservatory and later she took private lessons in Ankara with the famous Italian soprano Giannina Arangi-Lombardi. She later sang in the chorus of the Turkish State Opera until she ...

Her ashes were scattered in Turkey.

24. Brett Somers

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

In 1973, Brett became a popular panelist on the television game show, "The Match Game." The Match Game (in its original version) ran on NBC's daytime lineup from 1962-1969. The show returned in 1973 with a significantly changed format on CBS (also in daytime). "The Match Game" became a major ...

Her ashes were interred at a church garden in Connecticut.

25. Eva Le Gallienne

Actress | Resurrection

Legendary stage actress Eva Le Gallienne's life began just as grandly as the daughter of poet Richard Le Gallienne. Sarah Bernhardt was her idol growing up and, at age 18, was brought to New York by her mother. Making her London debut with "Monna Vanna" in 1914, she proved a star in every sense of ...

Her ashes were scattered at her home in Weston, Connecticut.

26. Caylee Anthony

Caylee Anthony was born on August 9, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA as Caylee Marie Anthony. She died on June 16, 2008 in Orlando.

Ashes are with maternal grandparents, Cindy and George Anthony of Orlando, Florida.

27. Betsy Blair

Actress | Marty

Betsy Blair was born in Cliffside, New Jersey, a child model before finding work as a chorus dancer at the early age of 15. She received her first mini-break on Broadway in "Panama Hattie" in 1940 delivering a single line, but by the next year she had copped the ingénue lead in William Saroyan's "...

She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium. Her ashes are with her daughter.

28. Joan Sims

Actress | Carry On... Up the Khyber

The First Lady of Carry On, was born Irene Joan Marion Sims on 9 May 1930. The daughter of an Essex railway station master, Joan was interested in pursuing show-business, and soon became a familiar face in a growing number of amateur productions. In 1946, Joan first applied to RADA, her audition ...

She was cremated at Putney Vale Crematorium and Cemetery in Putney Vale, London, England

29. Jessica Tandy

Actress | Driving Miss Daisy

A beloved, twinkly blue-eyed doyenne of stage and screen, actress Jessica Tandy's career spanned nearly six and a half decades. In that span of time, she enjoyed an amazing film renaissance at age 80, something unheard of in a town that worships youth and nubile beauty. She was born Jessie Alice ...

She was cremated and her ashes are with family.

30. Iris Murdoch

Writer | The Italian Girl

Iris Murdoch was born on July 15, 1919 in Dublin, Ireland as Jean Iris Murdoch. She was a writer and actress, known for The Italian Girl, Television Theater (1953) and A Severed Head (1971). She was married to John Bayley. She died on February 8, 1999 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

She was cremated at Oxford Crematorium in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England and her ashes were scattered in their Rose Garden.

31. Diana King

Actress | The Scarf

Diana King was born on August 2, 1918 in Buckinghamshire, England. She was an actress, known for The Scarf (1959), Pride and Prejudice (1967) and Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982). She was married to John Harvey. She died on July 31, 1986 in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, England.

She was cremated at Oxford Crematorium in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

32. Phyllis Maycock

Self | This Is Your Life

Phyllis Maycock was born in 1923 in Charlton-on-Otmoor, Oxfordshire, England. She died in January 2005 in Charlton-on-Otmoor.

She was cremated at Oxford Crematorium in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

33. Diana Sinden

Actress | The Harpist

Diana Sinden was born on July 18, 1927 in London, England as Diana Mahony. She was married to Donald Sinden. She died on September 15, 2004 in Ashford, Kent, England.

Ashes are under an oak tree at the top of St. Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Chapel Bank, Ebony, Isle of Oxney, Kent, England next to her son, Jeremy Sinden. Both trees have inscribed plaques under them.

34. Barbara Stanwyck

Actress | Double Indemnity

Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley (1965), wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys (1985). But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the ...

Her ashes were scattered in Lone Pine, California.

35. Dana Hill

Actress | National Lampoon's European Vacation

Dana Hill was born Dana Lynne Goetz on May 6, 1964, in a suburb of Los Angeles, to parents Sandy Hill and Ted Goetz, a commercial director. Despite diabetes ending a promising future in athletics when she was just ten years old, Dana gamely threw herself into acting when still in her early teen ...

Ashes are with family.

36. Mary Millar

Actress | Keeping Up Appearances

Mary Millar had a very successful stage career in the West End. She began singing arias at the age of fourteen. Her London stage debut was in the 1962 production "Lock Up Your Daughters". She was in the original cast of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, "The Phantom of the Opera", and can be heard ...

Ashes are with family.

37. Brynn Hartman

Actress | North

Brynn Hartman was born on April 11, 1958 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA as Vicki Jo Omdahl. She was an actress, known for North (1994) and 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). She was married to Phil Hartman and Douglas Iver Torfin. She died on May 28, 1998 in Encino, California, USA.

Phil and Brynn's bodies were cremated and spread upon Catalina Island, just off the coast of California, on June 4, 1998. Phil had specifically stated in his will that he wanted the ashes spread on Catalina Island because it was his favorite holiday getaway (he was an avid boater).

38. Cecily Adams

Actress | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

American actress, casting director, teacher, and theatrical director. The daughter of nightclub singer Adelaide Adams and Get Smart (1965) star Don Adams, she was born in Queens, New York, several months after her parents' divorce. Raised in peripatetic fashion by her mother, she survived a ...

She was cremated and her ashes scattered in Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California.

39. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Soundtrack | Snakes on a Plane

All Hawaii mourned, and more than 10,000 people turned out for a state funeral in honor of Israel Ka'anoi "Brudda Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole. The son of Henry Kalei'aloha Naniwa and Evangeline Leinani Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel was surrounded by music growing up; his uncle was Moe Keale, a very well-known and ...

Israel's body was cremated, and the ashes scattered at Makua Beach on the Waianae coast where he was raised. He is survived by his wife Marlene Ku'upua Ah Lo Kamakawiwo'ole, and their 14-year old daughter, Ceslianne Wehekealake'alekupuna Ah Lo Kamakawiwo'ole.

40. Mae Busch

Actress | Sons of the Desert

Mae Busch can certainly claim career versatility, having successfully played Erich von Stroheim's mistress, Lon Chaney's girlfriend, Charley Chase's sister, James Finlayson's ex-wife and Oliver Hardy's wife! She was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1891; her parents were in the theater and when she...

She was cremated and her ashes remained in a cardboard box at the Motion Picture Country Home Hospital for over 20 years until a proper internment and plaque was provided.

41. Barbara Colby

Actress | Mary Tyler Moore

Actress Barbara Colby, at age 36, was on the brink of TV character stardom when the native New Yorker was senselessly shot and killed one evening on the streets of Los Angeles. The tall, toothy, husky-voiced, frizzy-haired actress equipped with a keen, Brooklyn-tough sensibility and dead-on comedy ...

arbara was later cremated and a memorial service held at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon. She was survived by her mother and younger sister Renee.

42. Helen Chandler

Actress | Dracula

Helen Chandler was born in Charleston, South Carolina on February 1, 1906. By the late 1920s she had become a hugely popular actress on the New York stage. That Hollywood should beckon was inevitable, but unfortunately whatever quality made Chandler a success on the stage did not survive the ...

Her body was cremated, and as no relative ever came forward to claim the remains, her ashes now repose in the vaultage section (off limits to visitors) of the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles.

43. Miroslava

Actress | La muerte enamorada

Born in the pre-war Prague, young Miroslava Sternova (or simply Miroslava, as she was known in her film career) was brought to Mexico by her parents in the late 30s, leaving her childhood, her native Czechoslovakia and her beloved grandma. After winning a beauty contest in Mexico City, Miroslava ...

a wax statue of her is incineraded, coincided with her own cremation in a Mexican graveyard. Her tragic life inspired a short story in 1990, and a film, Miroslava (1993).

44. Isadora Duncan

Writer | Isadora

Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin.

She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan, ...

Duncan was cremated and her ashes were laid in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.

45. Lena Horne

Soundtrack | Cabin in the Sky

Lena Calhoun Horne was born June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. In her biography she stated that, on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs. Her parents divorced while she was still a toddler. Her mother left later in order ...

Ashes with family.

46. Rita Oehmen

Actress | Gun Law

Rita K. Oehmen was born on June 24, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. From the time she was young, she was paired with her brother Edward to do a Vaudville show billed as the Oehmen twins. This lasted until about the age of 20, when she branched out on her own doing a stand-up act while going to college. ...

She was then cremated and her ashes spread out into the Pacific Ocean.

47. Thelma Hill

Actress | Smile, Buttercup, Smile

Thelma Hill was born Thelma Floy Hillerman in Emporia, Kansas. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California during her early teen years. Living just blocks from the Mack Sennett studio, Thelma became one of the star struck, wide eyed girls who hung out near the studio peering through the gates. It ...

Her body was cremated and the ashes were interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

48. Donna Mae Roberts

42nd Street

Donna Mae Roberts was born in Los Angeles, she was the daughter of Walter Roberts and Cora H. Myers. She went to the University in California, where she majored in psychology and belonged to two honorary scholastic fraternities. She left her classes at the end at the end of her junior year to join ...

Donna Mae Roberts died at the Cottonwood Care Center in Gardnerville in 1996. Her body was cremated at Fitzhenry's Crematory.

49. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Writer | The Beautiful Lie

Famous American poet and author. She wrote numerous poems starting when she was 7 years old. She would go on to write poems such as The Price He Paid, Inherited Passions, The Beautiful Lie and The Belle of the Season amoung other. In her later years she went to the battle fields in France during ...

she died of Cancer at her Short Beach estate. She was cremated and sealed in a vault with her husbands ashes on the property.

50. Helen Shipman

Actress | The Phantom Rider

Helen Shipman was born in Pennsylvania, USA in 1899 (the exact month and day is in question). Her obituary in 1984 (which was written by her husband, Edward J. Pawley) stated that she was 85, which would have made her birth in the year 1899. Other newspaper articles also reveal that she was born in...

Both Edward and Helen (Shipman) Pawley were cremated and their ashes were buried near their home in Rock Mills, Rappahannock County, Virginia.

51. Lucille Young

Actress | The Strange Story of Elsie Mason

Lucille Young was born in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, a year after her brother. Her parents' marriage was a difficult and short-lived one. Her mother married a second time and Lucille gained a 1/2 sister, Ethel Terry, b 1888 (also an actor and "classical fancy dancer", as described in her entry in ...

According to her death notice in the Los Angeles Times, her funeral service was held on 3 Aug 1934 at the Hollywood Cemetery Chapel. Per her death record, her remains were cremated.

52. Lily Bouwmeester

Actress | Morgen gaat 't beter!

Lily Bouwmeester was born as the daughter of violinist Ludovicus Adolphus Bouwmeester and pianist Julie Marie Arpeau. She was a member of the famous Bouwmeester family, mostly consisting out of actors. She wanted to be a dancer, but her father insisted on her being a violinist as well and went ...

She died in 1993 at the local hospital, aged 92. She was cremated in the Hague.

53. Bela Sekely

The Man Who Laughs

Hungarian journalist who became a war correspondent for American newspapers before turning to Hollywood, where he worked for several film studios as a writer and story supervisor. Following service in the First World War as a correspondent for the New York Sun, he signed with M-G-M as a writer. ...

His cremated remains were returned to Hungary.

54. Helen Biggar

Director | Challenge to Fascism: Glasgow's May Day

Helen Biggar was born in the Hyndland area of Glasgow on 25th May 1909, the eldest of three daughters to Hugh and Florence Biggar. Her family were socialists and both her father and uncle were involved in local politics. Although during her childhood she suffered from various ailments and accidents...

Her cremation, at Golder's Green was attended by her many friends and luminaries from the artistic, theatrical and ballet worlds.

55. Susan Tyrrell

Actress | Cry-Baby

A bizarre, gloriously one-of-a-kind Hollywood gypsy and self-affirmed outcast, San Francisco-born actress Susan Tyrrell (born Susan Jillian Creamer) was a teenager when she made her stage debut in "Time Out for Ginger" in 1962. A product of the entertainment industry, her father was a top agent at ...

Her ashes were scattered.

56. Mai Zetterling

Actress | The Witches

Mai Zetterling was born in Sweden in 1925, and lived briefly in Australia while still a child. She's known as a director and actor and trained on the Stockholm repertory stage, she began appearing in war-era films starting in her teens. Following her debut in Lasse Maja (1941), she made quite an ...

Her ashes were scattered over her home in Mont Blanc, France.

57. Nora Ephron

Writer | Julie & Julia

Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...

Cremated, ashes scattered.

58. Evelyn Lear

Actress | Die Hochzeit des Figaro

Evelyn Lear was born on January 8, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Evelyn Shulman. She was an actress, known for Die Hochzeit des Figaro (1963), Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) and Great Performances at the Met (1977). She was married to ...

Cremated. ashes with family.

59. Ethel Merman

Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Born in the Astoria section of Queens, New York City, Ethel Merman surely is the pre-eminent star of 'Broadway' musical comedy. Though untrained in singing, she could belt out a song like quite no one else, and was sought after by major songwriters such as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Having ...

Ashes were scattered on Broadway in New York City.

60. Jill Clayburgh

Actress | Bridesmaids

It came as no surprise to film aficionados when, in 1999, Entertainment Weekly named Jill Clayburgh on its list of Hollywood's 25 Greatest Actresses. For decades, she delivered stellar performances in a wide variety of roles.

Jill Clayburgh was born in 1944 in New York City, into a wealthy family, ...

She has no grave, upon her death she was cremated and her ashes are in the possession of family.

61. Lee Remick

Actress | Anatomy of a Murder

Lee Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Gertrude Margaret (Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin Remick, a department store owner. She had Irish and English ancestry. Remick was educated at Barnard College, studied dance and worked on stage and TV, before making her film debut as a sexy ...

She was cremated at Westwood Memorial Park and services held at a later date. Elizabeth Taylor attended and eulogies were delivered by good friends Jack Lemmon and Gregory Peck. Her children, Kate and Matt Colleran, sang the title song from one of her Broadway musical shows "Anyone Can Whistle."

62. Elizabeth Montgomery

Actress | Bewitched

Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years' intensive training, she made ...

She died 8 weeks after being diagnosed with colon cancer and was cremated.

63. Barbara Bel Geddes

Actress | Vertigo

Arguably best remembered for her role as Miss Ellie, the Ewing family matriarch on the long-running TV series Dallas (1978), Barbara Bel Geddes had earlier scored success on stage and screen long before gaining more lasting fame on television. She was born in New York City on Halloween Day 1922, ...

Upon her death, her ashes were cremated and were scattered at her upstate New York farm.

64. Anne Francis

Actress | Forbidden Planet

Anne Francis got into show business quite early in life. She was born on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, New York (which is near Sing Sing prison), the only child of Phillip Francis, a businessman/salesman, and the former Edith Albertson. A natural little beauty, she became a John Robert Powers ...

She has no grave, she was cremated and her ashes are in the possession of family.

65. Margaret Hamilton

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

Margaret Hamilton was born December 9, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio to Jennie and Walter Hamilton. She later attended Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and practiced acting doing children's theater while a Junior League of Cleveland member. Margaret had already built her resume with several...

She was cremated and her ashes spread on her Dutchess County, New York estate.

66. Jane Russell

Actress | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her father was a United States Army lieutenant and her mother had been a student of drama and an actress with a traveling troupe. Once Mr. Russell was mustered out of the service, the family took up residence in ...

Although rumors circulated that she was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery, she was in fact cremated at Santa Barbara Cemetery and her ashes were scattered at sea.

67. Yvette Wilson

Actress | Friday

After attending San Jose State University in California, she began her entertainment career as a stand up comic, touring the comedy club circuit. One of her first on-screen appearances was as a recurring member of the cast of the short lived sitcom Thea. Yvette went on to land more on screen roles ...

She was cremated and her ashes scattered.

68. Julie London

Actress | Emergency!

Julie London recorded 32 albums during her career. Forced to give up band singing when her true age was discovered, she was primarily a torch singer. Her vocal range was described by "sultry" and "low-keyed". Her own favorite singers were Barbra Streisand and Roberta Flack.

She was known in some ...

Cremated and shares a niche in a columbarium with husband and Emergency! co-star, Bobby Troup, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles, California.

69. Virginia Weidler

Actress | The Philadelphia Story

Delightful child/juvenile actress Virginia Weidler (her friends called her "Ginny") had that knowing gleam in her eye that usually spelled trouble in one form or another for anyone at arm's reach. She was born in Eagle Rock, California in 1926, one of the six children of former Wagnerian opera ...

Her mother died shortly after she did in 1968. She was cremated and her ashes put out to sea.

70. Ann Sheridan

Actress | Kings Row

Ann Sheridan won the "Search for Beauty" contest which carried with it a Paramount screen test. Signed to a contract at 18, she was put into a number of small roles under her real name of Clara Lou Sheridan. As she got better, her name was changed to Ann. In 1936, after two dozen films, she went to...

n her will, she asked that her cremated remains be placed in a columbarium at a cemetery in Los Angeles. Her biographer Karen McHale discovered that the actress' instructions had not been followed and arranged to have her final wishes fulfilled. Hollywood Forever Cemetery donated a niche and held a dignified service (presided over by her cousin, the Rev. Sallie Watson) on February 21, 2005 - which would have been her 90th birthday.

71. Margaret Field

Actress | The Man from Planet X

Born Margaret Morlan, for three decades she was featured in films and television under the name Margaret Field and was the mother of two-time Oscar winner actress Sally Field. During World War II, she moved to Pasadena, California, was discovered by a talent scout, took a screen test and was signed...

Upon her death she was cremated and her ashes are in the possession of her daughter, Sally Field.

72. Debralee Scott

Actress | Police Academy

Debralee Scott was born on April 2, 1953 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Police Academy (1984), Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976). She died on April 5, 2005 in Amelia Island, Florida, USA.

ronically, she died in Florida shortly after moving there from New York City to help an ailing sister. One day she collapsed and was in a coma for several days but awoke in the hospital and seemed to be fine for a spell. She was released two days later on her birthday. No explanation was given for the coma, but she seemed fine and in good spirits. Three days later she went to take a nap and never woke up. Cause of death uncertain despite an autopsy. She was cremated

73. Jean Gabin

Actor | La grande illusion

Jean-Alexis Moncorge started his career with 15 years at the theatre and debuted at the "Moulin Rouge" in Paris in 1929. Despite of his rude aspect he knew to be the gentleman of the French cinema in the time between the two World Wars. One of his most popular personalities was inspector Maigret. ...

After his death the body was cremated and ashes were thrown overboard from the military ship "Détroyat".

74. June Havoc

Actress | Gentleman's Agreement

Musical theater devotees will undoubtedly know that the song "Let Me Entertain You" was from the classic musical "Gypsy", the born-in-a-trunk story of resilient kid troopers Gypsy Rose Lee and June Havoc who were mercilessly pushed into vaudeville careers by an unbearably headstrong mother. While ...

he has no grave, upon her death she was cremated and by request her ashes were scattered in the garden of her beloved Connecticut home.

75. Dorothy Green

Actress | The Big Heat

Dorothy Green was born on January 12, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Dorothy Jeannette Hufford. She was an actress, known for The Big Heat (1953), Tammy (1965) and Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963). She was married to Dr. Arthur Heller, Sidney Miller, Dr. Sidney Green and ...

She was cremated and her ashes were given to her family.

76. Janis Joplin

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta, ...

She was cremated and her ashes were scattered on the Pacific Ocean.

77. Hazel Court

Actress | The Curse of Frankenstein

Born in Birmingham, England, Hazel Court carried on a love affair with the world of movies and make-believe that made her a leading student at her hometown's School of Drama and later helped her land a contract with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Graduating from bits to supporting roles to leads,...

Upon her death she was cremated and her ashes scattered at sea.

78. Martha Raye

Actress | McMillan & Wife

Known as "The Big Mouth" and considered the female equivalent to Bob Hope, Martha Raye was an American icon in her own right.

She was born Margy Reed in Butte, Montana, to Maybelle Hazel (Hooper) and Peter Reed, Jr., vaudeville performers. She had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Raye made her ...

Had a temporary falling out with daughter Melodye when Melodye had her father cremated against Martha's wishes.

79. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

Self | The Kennedys: The Curse of Power

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was born on January 7, 1966 in White Plains, New York, USA as Carolyn Jeanne Bessette. She was married to John Kennedy Jr.. She died on July 16, 1999.

John, his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette were all cremated and their ashes scattered off the coast of Martha's Vineyard from the USS John F. Kennedy Naval ship, where the ship was on training duty.

80. Mabel King

Actress | The Jerk

Mabel King is best-known for the role of Mama on the 1970's sitcom What's Happening!, but she also appeared in the films The Jerk with Steve Martin and The Wiz with Michael Jackson. Before What's Happening!, she portrayed the Wicked Witch of the West in the Broadway version of The Wiz.

n 1986, she lost a toe to diabetes. In 1989, she had a stroke, leaving her left side paralyzed and virtually speechless for over a year. She also lost both her legs. In the 1990s, she almost died in surgery during a hip replacement. She was once dropped by an ambulance crew and another time fell out of her wheelchair and fell face first to the floor. She lost some of her top teeth. She died on November 9, 1999, at 3:55 AM EST at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was cremated.

81. Aileen Wuornos

Self | Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer

Aileen Wuornos was born on February 29, 1956 in Rochester, Michigan, USA as Aileen Carol Pittman. She was married to Lewis Gratz Fell. She died on October 9, 2002 in Florida State Prison, Starke, Florida, USA.

After her execution she was cremated, her ashes taken to her native Michigan and spread around a tree.

82. Phyllis Kirk

Actress | Crime Wave

Of Danish descent and born in Syracuse, New York, Phyllis Kirk worked as a waitress and a perfume counter clerk before she began a modeling career. Stage roles ensued before Hollywood beckoned. She was a contract player at MGM and then Warner Brothers, where in her most famous role she was stalked ...

Kirk was cremated and her remains interred at Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband, Warren Bush, a television producer she married in the 1960s. He died in 1991.

83. Maria Falconetti

Actress | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc

Renée Jeanne or Maria Falconetti, born in Pantin (not in Sermano, Corsica, as many film dictionaries wrongly attest) on July 21, 1892 and died in Buenos Aires on December 12, 1946, is a French actress of theater and cinema. Joining the troupe of the Odeon theater in 1916, she made her debut in "...

She was known historically for her one and only film role in The Passion of Joan of Arc. When she died in 1946 she was, coincidentally, cremated.

84. Peg Entwistle

Actress | Thirteen Women

Peg Entwistle was born on February 5, 1908 in Port Talbot, Wales at the home of her maternal grandparents, John and Caroline Stevenson because Caroline was to act as midwife. Peg's mother was Emily Stevenson Entwistle and her father was actor/ stage manager Robert Symes Entwistle (1872-1922). They ...

Peg was cremated and her ashes interred in her father's grave. Oak Hill Cemetery, Glendale, Ohio - Section 12, Lot 27, Grave 10.

85. Helen Twelvetrees

Actress | Millie

Helen Twelvetrees was born Helen Marie Jurgens in Brooklyn, New York on December 25, 1908. Her interest in the theatricals was apparent at an early age. After graduating from high school. Helen embarked on a stage career. She participated in a number of plays in New York City, but gravitated toward...

Her cremated remains are buried in an unmarked grave in the Middletown Cemetery near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she died. Her husband, Conrad Payne was stationed at the former Olmsted AFB at the time of her death. The plot on which she is buried is titled in his name and is located in section "D" of the "new" section of the cemetery.

86. Anaïs Nin

Writer | Henry & June

Anaïs Nin was born February 21, 1903 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris, France. She moved to the United States in 1914 with her mother, singer Rosa Culmell and two brothers, Thorvald and Joaquin. Her father was Joaquin Nin, a Spanish pianist and composer, who abandoned the family after ...

Was cremated; her ashes were scattered over Santa Monica Bay, California.

87. Big Pun

Soundtrack | That Awkward Moment

Big Pun was born on November 9, 1971 in Bronx, New York, USA as Christopher Lee Rios. He was married to Liza Rios. He died on February 7, 2000 in White Plains, New York.

Cremated and buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, on Feb 12, 2000.

88. Julie Allred

Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Born in Philadelphia to a Jewish family, she landed her one and only film role in the 1962 thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) after winning a contest. After appearing as the young Jane Hudson she never returned to the screen or any other form of acting thereafter due to the religious ...

Upon her death she was cremated. Her ashes are maintained by the immediate family.

89. Cicely Courtneidge

Actress | Aunt Sally

Cicely Courtneidge was born on April 1, 1893 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Esmerelda Cicely Courtneidge. She was an actress, known for Along Came Sally (1934), Things Are Looking Up (1935) and The Ghost Train (1931). She was married to Jack Hulbert. She died on April 26, 1980 in Putney, ...

She was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium in Golders Green, London, England.

90. Molly Weir

Actress | Life with the Lyons

Molly Weir was born on March 17, 1910 in Glasgow, Scotland as Mary Weir. She was an actress, known for Family Affair (1954), Suspense (1962) and The Lyons Abroad (1955). She was married to Sandy Hamilton. She died on November 28, 2004 in Pinner, Middlesex, England.

Cremated, and ashes buried at Loch Lomond, her favourite vacation spot

91. Ruth Gordon

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

When Ruth Gordon convinced her father, a sea captain, to let her pursue acting she came to New York and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She acted in a few silents made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1915. She made her Broadway debut in "Peter Pan" as Nibs the same year. The next 20 ...

92. Carmel Myers

Actress | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Though she is little remembered today, silent screen star Carmel Myers had a high-flying career in her heyday and was ranked among the screen's most glamorous and enticing vamps. She was born at the turn of the century in San Francisco, the daughter of immigrant parents. Her father, a rabbi, ...

After she was cremated, her ashes were strewn in the Rose Garden at Pickfair.

93. Valda Hansen

Actress | Night of the Ghouls

Valda, the sensitive girl with the lovely smile. In the late 1950s, Valda was doing a play called "Accidentally Yours," when Ed Wood came backstage, and he considered her an ingenue. Ed originally wanted to cast Valda for the short film "The Night the Banshee Cried" (1957), but wound up casting her...

She was cremated

94. Phoebe Snow

Soundtrack | Kicking and Screaming

Phoebe Snow was born on July 17, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Phoebe Ann Laub. She was married to Philip Kearns. She died on April 26, 2011 in Edison, New Jersey, USA.

She was cremated upon her death and her ashes were scattered.

95. Mal Evans

Music_department | Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs

Mal Evans was born on May 27, 1935 in England as Malcolm Frederick Evans. He is known for his work on Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (1974), Born to Boogie (1972) and The Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever (1967). He was married to Lily Evans. He died on January 4, 1976 in Los ...

He was cremated after his death, and his ashes shipped back to England... becoming lost in the mail enroute. John Lennon's wry comment when he heard the news was that Mal likely "wound up in the Dead Letter Department." His ashes were eventually located, and given to his family.

96. Shirley Booth

Actress | Come Back, Little Sheba

Character actress Shirley Booth could play everything in all facets of show business, whether it was Miss Duffy the Tavern Owner's Man Crazy Daughter on "Duffy's Tavern", the sassy maid on TV's Hazel (1961) or the pathetic woman in Come Back, Little Sheba (1952). For those who only know her through...

Ashes interred with sister.

97. Rita Carewe

Actress | Ramona

Rita Carewe was born on September 9, 1909 in New York City, New York, USA as Violette Fox. She was an actress, known for Ramona (1928), Revenge (1928) and Joanna (1925). She was married to LeRoy Mason. She died on October 22, 1955 in Torrance, California, USA.

Cremated remains lie in an unmarked grave at Los Angeles' Angelus Rosedale Cemetery

98. Debbie Tay

Actress | Squirt TV

Debbie Tay was born in 1967 as Deborah Catherine Roach. She was an actress, known for Squirt TV (1994) and New Year's Rotten Eve (1994). She died in April 1995.

Was cremated after her death. Her friend, Chaunce Hayden brought her cremated remains onto Howard Stern's radio show and Howard rattled her bones and played with her ashes over the air. Debbie's family later sued Stern for the stunt. Stern settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.

99. Teguh Karya

Director | Di Balik Kelambu

Teguh Karya was born on September 22, 1937 in Pandeglang, Bantam, Dutch East Indies as Steve Liem Tjoan Hok. He was a director and writer, known for Di Balik Kelambu (1983), Bitter Coffee (1985) and Doea Tanda Mata (1985). He died on December 11, 2001 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Cremated and buried in his own yard.

100. Nicole Dolci

Actress | Reunion

Nicole Dolci was born on September 2, 1974 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Nicole Marie Dolci. She was an actress, known for Reunion (2005). She died on March 31, 2009 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Was cremated and her ashes were scattered in Hollywood Forever Rose Garden [April 4, 2009]

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