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Where are they buried? : how did they die?
Benoit, Tod.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Black Dog & Leventhal, [2003]

Physical Description:
560 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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CT105 .B46 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
CT105 .B46 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This enlightening and browsable guide features more than 500 profiles of the lives, deaths, and final resting places of our most influential figures from sports, music, film, television, literature, and politics.

This unparalleled compilation of profiles of the deceased--from Abbott & Costello to Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, from Arthur Ashe to Andy Warhol--offers all of the pertinent details on their lives, deaths, and grave sites, providing a pop-cultural road map for anyone fascinated by celebrity, history, and travel. Listings include Mark Twain, Sonny Bono, Dr. Seuss, Salvador Dali, Mickey Mantle, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Ingrid Bergman, William Shakespeare, Andy Kaufman, Bob Crane, Louis Armstrong, Walt Disney, Errol Flynn, Al Capone, Ella Fitzgerald, Mae West, Gertude Stein, and hundreds more.

Fifty photos and a number of informative sidebars (on such topics as how to find the grave of anyone you choose) round out this entertaining look at the permanent addresses of our most significant late citizens. And each listing offers concise directions to both the cemetery and the grave itself, an added benefit for tombstone travelers.

Author Notes

After earning an engineering degree at the University of Massachusetts, Tod Benoit spent ten years incarcerated in Corporate America, profoundly disturbed that his biography might someday mirror that of Ivan Ilych's, as told by Leo Tolstoy. In 1997, he redirected his efforts and has since spent his days on assorted far-flung adventures, from mountainbiking the Continental Divide to hitchhiking the wilds of South America. For the moment, he's moored in Lyttelton Harbor, New Zealand, aboard the sloop Mauritinia, balancing a tightrope between exhilarating enterprise and financial insolvency

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Gen-X Standoutsp. 15
Baby Boomer Iconsp. 27
Senior Memoriesp. 53
Sports Heroesp. 89
Television & Film Personalitiesp. 135
Original Womenp. 245
Greats of Literature, Philosophy, & the Artsp. 267
Heroes of Rock & Blues Musicp. 341
Popular Music Iconsp. 403
Famous Personalities & Infamous Newsmakersp. 443
Notable Figures from Historyp. 493
Appendix How to Find Where Someone Is Buriedp. 551
Indexp. 555