Monday, September 18, 2017

R&B Singer Song Writer Lalomie Washburn 2004 Inglewood Park Cemetery

Lalomie (Lomie) Washburn was a R and B Singer Song Writer.

She was born on August 25, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee and went on to sing backup with such legends as Ray Charles, Ike and Tina Turner and Chaka Khan. She wrote songs for and with Rufus and Chaka Khan, New Birth, Buddy Miles, The Brothers Johnson and Aretha Franklin.

She signed with the Parachute label in 1977, where she released her first album My Music is Hot. She went on to launch a solo career, which drew a large following in Germany in the 1970s and 1980s.

In 1992 she released several 12" singles, and in 1997 a second (self titled) solo album. She came back to Omaha to do a small tour when in her mid fifties.

Lalomie Washburn died on Sept 18, 2004 in Los Angeles. In 2005 she was inducted into the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame. She is interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

"Buck Rogers" Actress Constance Moore 2005 Westwood Village Cemetery

Constance Moore (January 18, 1920[1][2] or January 18, 1921[3][4] — September 16, 2005 in Los Angeles, California) was an American singer and actress. Her most noted work was in wartime musicals such as Show Business and Atlantic City and the classic 1939 movie serial Buck Rogers,[5] in which she played Wilma Deering, the only female character in the serial.

Life and career

Moore was born in Sioux City, Iowa, but her family moved away when she was aged six months[6] and she spent most of her formative years in Dallas, Texas. She had at least two siblings, both sisters.[3] A singer, she got a job in the 1930s with CBS radio. While working on one of their musical series she impressed a scout from Universal Studios and signed a contract with them. Among the stars she worked with was W. C. Fields in You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939). She appeared on Broadway in the musical By Jupiter.[6]

Beginning in mid-1945, Moore starred with Dennis O'Keefe on Hollywood Mystery Time on ABC radio.[7]

She retired from films in 1947 but made sporadic appearances over the next few decades. She appeared on a USO tour with Bob Hope and the Nicholas Brothers in 1951. She painted still lifes and in 1976 was the chairperson for the Braille Institute Auxiliary in Beverly Hills, California.

Moore guest starred as Doris in the episode "Just a Housewife" (1960) on the ABC sitcom, The Donna Reed Show. In the 1961-1962 season, Moore co-starred in ten episodes on CBS as Robert Young's romantic interest in his short-lived nostalgia series, Window on Main Street.[8]

Personal life

Moore at age 18 married her agent, John Maschio, who died in 1998.[3] The couple had two children: son Michael and daughter Gina.[3] Moore was a Republican who campaigned for Thomas Dewey in 1944[9].

Moore died September 16, 2005, of heart failure following a long illness.[3] She was interred at Westwood Village Cemetery in Los Angeles.[10]


Prescription for Romance (1937)
You're a Sweetheart (1937)
Wives Under Suspicion (1938)
Reckless Living (1938)
Border Wolves (1938)
The Crime of Doctor Hallet (1938)

State Police (1938)

The Last Stand (1938)
Prison Break (1938)
Letter of Introduction (1938)
The Missing Guest (1938)
Freshman Year (1938)
Swing That Cheer (1938)

Buck Rogers (1939)

Ex-Champ (1939)
Mutiny on the Blackhawk (1939)
When Tomorrow Comes (1939)

Laugh It Off (1939)

Charlie McCarthy, Detective (1939)

You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)

Hawaiian Nights (1939)

I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now (1940)

Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me (1940)

Framed (1940)

La Conga Nights (1940)

Argentine Nights (1940)

Las Vegas Nights (1941)
I Wanted Wings (1941)
Buy Me That Town (1941)

Take a Letter, Darling (1942)

Show Business (1944)

Atlantic City (1944)

Mexicana (1945)

Delightfully Dangerous (1945)

Earl Carroll Vanities (1945)

In Old Sacramento (1946)
Earl Carroll Sketchbook (1946)
Hit Parade of 1947 (1947)


1. Bergan, Ronald (October 2, 2005). "Constance Moore". The Guardian. UK. Archived from the original on September 20, 2014.
2. Constance Moore at the Internet Broadway Database Edit this at Wikidata (The Broadway League)
3. "Constance Moore, Film Actress, Is Dead at 84". Associated Press. September 26, 2005.
4. McLellan, Dennis (September 22, 2005). "Obituaries: Constance Moore, 84; Film, Stage, TV Actress, Singer". Los Angeles Times.
5. Lentz, Harris M. III (2006). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2005: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture. McFarland. p. 264. ISBN 9780786452101.
6. Lamparski, Richard (1982). Whatever Became Of ...? Eighth Series. New York: Crown Publishers. pp. 210–11. ISBN 0-517-54855-0.
7. Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 324. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3.
8. Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7. P. 1182.
10. Wilson, Scott (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. pp. 526–527. ISBN 9781476625997.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Baseball Player Frank Leroy Chance 1924 Rosedale Cemetery

Frank Leroy Chance (September 9, 1876 – September 15, 1924) was an American professional baseball player. A first baseman, Chance played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs (initially named the "Orphans") and New York Yankees from 1898 through 1914. He also served as manager of the Cubs, Yankees, and Boston Red Sox.

Discovered by the Cubs as he played semi-professional baseball while attending college, Chance debuted with the Cubs in 1898, serving as a part-time player. In 1903, Chance became the Cubs' regular first baseman, and in 1905, he succeeded Frank Selee as the team's manager. Chance led the Cubs to four National League championships in the span of five years (1906–1910) and won the World Series in 1907 and 1908. With Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers, Chance formed a strong double play combination, which was immortalized as "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance" in "Baseball's Sad Lexicon."


Let go by the Cubs after the 1912 season, Chance signed with the Yankees, serving as a player–manager for two seasons. He joined the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League as a player–manager, returning to MLB in 1923 as manager of the Red Sox. Chance was named the manager of the Chicago White Sox in 1924, but never took control of the team as he became ill. He died later that year.

Noted for his leadership abilities, Chance earned the nickname "Peerless Leader." He is the all-time leader in managerial winning percentage in Cubs history. Chance was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the 1946 balloting by the Veterans Committee, along with Tinker and Evers. He was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame's first class, in 1959.

During the baseball offseasons, Chance worked as a prizefighter. James J. Corbett and John L. Sullivan, among the best fighters of the era, both considered Chance "the greatest amateur brawler of all time." Chance owned a ranch in Glendora, California, which he sold prior to becoming manager of the Red Sox.

Chance married Edythe Pancake on October 3, 1903. Edythe became an advocate for baseball, imploring women to attend baseball games.

Chance died at age 48. Some sources simply said that he died after a "long illness," while others attributed it to heart disease brought on by severe spasms of bronchial asthma. He was survived by his wife, mother, sister, and three brothers. Chance was interred in the Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles. His death was greatly mourned, and his funeral received widespread publicity in Los Angeles and Chicago. Among his pallbearers were Powers and race car driver Barney Oldfield. His estate was valued at $170,000 ($2.35 million today).

Thursday, September 14, 2017

"Cauldron of Blood" Director, Screenwriter, & Cartoonist Edward Mann 1995 Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Edward Mann (October 7, 1922 - September 14, 1995) began his career as a cartoonist, working on "Andy Gump," "Joe Palooka," "Blade Winters," and "Dixie Dugan." He was a co-founder of the original Circle in the Square Theater in New York. 

His screenwriting/story credits include: 


SEIZURE (1974), 



His directing and screenwriting/story credits include: 





and HOOCH (1977).

Edward Mann died on September 14, 1995 of Parkinson's disease in Los Angeles, California. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.