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Woodlawn Memorial Park

1847 14th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Glen Ford

* 1. Mai 1916 in Sainte-Christine-d’Auvergne, Québec

30. August 2006 in Beverly Hills

was a Canadian-American film and television actor. His father - an entrepreneur - owned, among other things, a company in the town of Glenford, where Ford spent most of his childhood. His stage name is thus a reminiscence. In the 1940s and 1950s Glenn Ford mainly appeared in westerns. In western films he usually played the upright hero. Glenn Ford was inducted into the Western Hall of Fame. He is said to have been the fastest actor to pull a gun alongside John Wayne and James Arness. Glenn Ford died of heart failure on August 30, 2006 at the age of 90.

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Irene Ryan

* 17. Oktober 1902

† 26. April 1973

was an American actress. Ryan is best known for her portrayal of Buddy Ebsen's character's mother-in-law, Granny, on the long-running TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-1971). On March 10, 1973, Ryan suffered a dizzy spell during a performance. She flew home to California and was hospitalized on her doctor's orders. A brain tumor was diagnosed. She died at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California on April 26, 1973, at the age of 70.

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Harvey Korman

* 15. Februar 1927 in Chicago, Illinois

29. Mai 2008 in Los Angeles

was an American actor and comedian. Korman rose to fame on television in the early 1960s for his role on The Danny Kaye Show, and sketch partnered Carol Burnett on her television show from 1967-1977. Outside the United States, Korman is best known as a supporting actor in the Mel Brooks film parodies and the Pink Panther series. Korman's comedic talent has garnered him guest appearances on the Lucille Ball and Jack Benny television shows, as well as the sitcom The Munsters, alongside work with Danny Kaye. Between 1969 and 1976, Harvey Korman was nominated seven times for the Emmy Award, the most important American television award, and has won it four times. Korman has also had guest appearances in series such as "Love Boat", "Diagnosis: Murder", "Ellen" or "Emergency Room". In 1973, Mel Brooks cast Harvey Korman as corrupt politician Hedley Lamarr (not to be confused with Hedy Lamarr) in his western parody The Wild Wild West. This role became Korman's biggest film success. Harvey Korman died on May 29, 2008 at the age of 81 as a result of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm four months earlier.

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Hal Smith

24. August 1916 in Petoskey, Michigan

28. Januar 1994 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien

was an American actor and voice actor. He made his acting debut in the 1946 western Stars Over Texas, which starred Eddie Dean. In the 50's and 60's Smith played many of his roles in western series such as B. "Gunsmoke", "The People of the Shiloh Ranch", "The Marshall of Cimarron" or "Bonanza". Hal Smith's most famous role was as Otis Campbell, a notorious drunk on the Andy Griffith Show. He died of a heart attack on January 28, 1994 in Santa Monica, California.

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Doug McClure

* 11. Mai 1935 in Glendale, Kalifornien

5. Februar 1995 in Sherman Oaks, Kalifornien

was an American actor. He is best known for his role as a cowboy named Trampas on the television series The People of Shiloh Ranch. He also played this role in several movies based on the hit series. In the 1970s he also acted in the series "Roots". His most successful and well-known feature film was the Western "The Man from the Big River", in which he played James Stewart's son-in-law. Doug McClure also starred in fantasy films such as "Caprona - The Forgotten Land", "The Sixth Continent", "Caprona - Return of the Dinosaurs", "The Dive of Terror". Between 1987 and 1991 he embodied the run-down actor Kyle X Applegate, police chief and previously mayor of the small Californian town of Marlowe, in the series "My Dad is an Extraterrestrial". Doug McClure died of lung cancer after starring in multiple roles a year earlier.

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Paul Heinreid

* 10. Januar 1908 in Triest; Österreich-Ungarn

29. März 1992 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien

was an Austrian-American actor and director who rose to prominence in the United States in the 1940s. He became world famous for his role as resistance fighter Viktor Laszlo in the classic film "Casablanca" from 1942, in the same year he also played opposite Bette Davis in "Journey from the Past". Paul Henreid died of pneumonia at the age of 84.

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Barbara Billingsley

* 22. Dezember 1915 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien

16. Oktober 2010 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien

was an American actress. She achieved her greatest success with the mother role of June Cleaver, the typical American housewife and mother who, always perfectly groomed, stays at home and supports her family, in the American sitcom "You'd have to be an adult". In 1995 she played a guest role in the series "Roseanne". In 2003 she had her last film role in the television comedy "Secret Santa" opposite Jennie Garth. Billingsley played Miss Ruthie, a resident of a nursing home.

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Sally Ride

* 26. Mai 1951 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien

23. Juli 2012 in La Jolla, Kalifornien

was an American astrophysicist and astronaut. She was the first American in space.

Ride applied to NASA as an astronaut candidate in 1977 and was accepted into the eighth group of astronauts in January 1978. After completing her general astronaut training to become a Mission Specialist, Ride worked as a Capcom at Operations Center in Houston, overseeing the Shuttle missions STS-2 in November 1981 and STS-3 in March 1982. Ride made her first space flight in June 1983 as a member of the STS-7 mission aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, becoming the first American woman to reach Earth orbit. When she launched on June 18, she was 32 years and 23 days old, setting the record as the youngest US astronaut to date.

A second space flight followed in October 1984 as part of the STS-41-G mission, also on board the Challenger. In total, she was in space for more than 343 hours. In 1985, Ride was scheduled for a third spaceflight as part of the STS-61-M mission, which was canceled after the Challenger disaster in January 1986. In 1987, Ride left NASA to work at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Gun Control in Palo Alto. From June 1989 she was also temporarily director of the California Space Institute at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla. Sally Ride is the author of several space-themed books, including the children's book To Space and Back. She was particularly committed to promoting young academics among girls. In honor of Sally Ride, the spot on the moon where the two probes of the GRAIL mission planned to hit on December 17, 2012 was named after her. In April 2013, the US Navy named the research vessel USNS Sally Ride (T-AGOR-28) under construction after her. In 1994 she became a Fellow of the American Physical Society. On November 20, 2013, Sally Ride was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama. On May 26, 2015, Google honored Sally Ride with a Google Doodle for her 64th birthday. Ride was married to astronaut Steven Hawley between 1982 and 1987. The marriage was childless. From 1985 until her death, she was in a relationship with Tam O'Shaughnessy, who she had been friends with since she was a child. Ride died of pancreatic cancer on July 23, 2012.

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