Putney Vale

by Syl | created - 08 Jan 2013 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

The men and women who were interred or cremated at the Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium in Putney Vale, London, England.

1. Stanley Baker

Actor | Zulu

Stanley Baker was unusual star material to emerge during the Fifties - when impossibly handsome and engagingly romantic leading men were almost de rigueur. Baker was forged from a rougher mould. His was good-looking, but his features were angular, taut, austere and unwelcoming. His screen persona ...

Cremation Location

2. Arthur Askey

Actor | The Love Match

Arthur Askey was a diminutive British comedian, born in 1900. He began his professional career as a music hall performer in 1924, but it wasn't until 1938's Band Waggon (1940) (which lasted a full five seasons), that he became a household name in England. His film debut was in the 1937 British ...

3. Robert Beatty

Actor | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Robert Beatty graduated with a B.A. from the University of Toronto and started in amateur dramatics with the Hamilton Player's Guild. For a while, he made a living as a cashier for a gas and fuel company. In order to further hone his acting skills, he made his way to London in 1936 (on the advice of...

Plot: Cremated in crematorium (ashes scattered?)

4. James Beck

Actor | Dad's Army

Londoner James Beck took to the Theatre at the end of his National Service, playing roles as diverse as Shylock to Archie Rice in "The Entertainer". His role as Cockney spiv Private Walker in Dad's Army made him a familiar face, if not a familiar name. His life was cut short before a potentially ...

Plot: Cremated at Putney Vale

5. Anthony Blunt

Writer | The Art of Claude Lorrain

Anthony Blunt was born on September 26, 1907 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. He was a writer, known for The Art of Claude Lorrain (1970) and Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? (1952). He died on March 26, 1983 in London, England.

6. Lillian Board

Self | A Question of Sport

Lillian Board was born on December 13, 1948 in Durban, Natal, South Africa. She died on December 26, 1970 in Munich, West Germany.

Plot: Cremated in crematorium (ashes scattered?)

7. Derek Bond

Actor | Scott of the Antarctic

Scottish-born Derek Bond was a leading man of post-war British films fondly remembered for his portrayal of the titular hero in Ealing Studios' The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947), an adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel.

The actor was born in Glasgow on January 26, 1920, the son ...

8. Reginald Bosanquet

Self | Scoop

Reginald Bosanquet was born on August 9, 1932 in Chertsey, Surrey, England as Reginald Tindal Bosanquet. He was an actor, known for Scoop (1982), Those Wonderful TV Times (1976) and Star Games (1978). He died on May 27, 1984 in Chelsea, London, England.

Plot: Cremated in crematorium (ashes scattered?)

9. Sheila Burrell

Actress | Cold Comfort Farm

Sheila Burrell was born on May 9, 1922 in Blackheath, London, England as Sheila Mary Burrell. She was an actress, known for Cold Comfort Farm (1995), Paranoiac (1963) and Out of the Unknown (1965). She was married to David Sim and Laurence Payne. She died on July 19, 2011 in Kingston upon Thames, ...

11. Peter Cheyney

Writer | Diplomatic Courier

Peter Cheyney was born on February 22, 1896 in London, England as Reginald Southouse Cheyney. He was a writer, known for Diplomatic Courier (1952), Uneasy Terms (1948) and Wife of General Ling (1937). He died on June 26, 1951 in London.

Plot: Cremated

13. Sandy Denny

Soundtrack | Crush

Sandy Denny was born on January 6, 1947 in London, England as Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny. She was married to Trevor Lucas. She died on April 21, 1978 in Wimbledon, London.

14. Jacob Epstein

Les statues meurent aussi

Jacob Epstein was born on November 10, 1880 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Statues also Die (1953). He was married to Margaret Dunlop. He died on August 21, 1959 in London, England.

15. Alf Gover

The Final Test

He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1998 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to cricket.

Plot: Cremated in crematorium (ashes scattered?)

16. James Hunt

Actor | Mr. H Is Late

James Hunt was known as Hunt The Shunt for his many accidents in lower formulas. He started his F1 career in 1973, driving for the maverick Hesketh team. Known for its wild parties and eccentric attitude, Hesketh wasn't taken too seriously by rival teams, but after competitive outings in 1974 and ...

cremation location

17. Len Hutton

Self | The Final Test

Len Hutton was born on June 23, 1916 in Fulneck, Yorkshire, England. He was married to Dorothy Dennis. He died on September 6, 1990 in Kingston-upon-Thames, England.

Plot: Cremated in crematorium (ashes scattered?)

18. Hattie Jacques

Actress | Carry on Again Doctor

Best known for playing Matron - as in "ooh, Matron!" - in four films: Carry On Nurse (1959), Carry On Doctor (1967), Carry On Again Doctor (1969) and, of course Carry On Matron (1972). Key roles included: Grace Short in Carry On Teacher (1959), Sophie Bliss in Carry on Loving (1970) and Peggy ...

19. Andrew Keir

Actor | Cleopatra

The character actor Andrew Keir (originally Andrew Buggy) was born in 1926 in the coal-mining town of Shotts in Lanarkshire, Scotland, of Irish Catholic extraction, and raised there with his five brothers John, Tom, Michael, Patrick, and Hugh, and a sister, Maggie. The son of a coal miner, Keir ...

Plot: Cremated

20. Aleksandr Kerensky

Self | Godovshchina revolyutsii

Alexander Kerensky was born in Simbirsk, Russia, in 1881, the son of a lower-ranking nobleman in the Russian aristocracy. As a law student he gained renown for his skillful defense of socialist activists arrested by the Czarist police, which may well have contributed to his political party, the ...

Plot: AS

21. Jim Laker

Self | The Final Test

Jim Laker was born on February 9, 1922 in Shipley, Yorkshire, England as James Charles Laker. He was married to Lily Laker. He died on April 23, 1986 in Putney, London, England.

Plot: Cremated in crematorium (ashes scattered at the Oval Cricket Ground)

22. Mrs. John Lavery

The Great Love

Mrs. John Lavery was born in 1887 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Hazel Martyn. She was married to John Lavery. She died in 1935 in Ireland.

Plot: AS

23. David Lean

Director | Lawrence of Arabia

An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding ...

Plot: Cremated in crematorium

24. Joseph Losey

Director | The Servant

Belonging to an important family clan in Wisconsin, Joseph Losey studied philosophy but was always interested in theater and thus worked together with Bertolt Brecht. After directing some shorts for MGM, he made his first important film, The Boy with Green Hair (1948), for RKO. While he was filming ...

cremation location

25. Daniel Massey

Actor | Star!

Daniel Massey was born on October 10, 1933 in London, England as Daniel Raymond Massey. He was an actor, known for Star! (1968), Victory (1981) and Scandal (1989). He was married to Linda Mary 'Lindy' Wilton, Penelope Wilton and Adrienne Corri. He died on March 25, 1998 in London.

Plot: Cremated in crematorium (ashes scattered?)

26. Hilary Minster

Actor | 'Allo 'Allo!

Hilary Minster was born on March 21, 1944 in Surrey, England as Roger Michael Hilary Minster. He was an actor and writer, known for 'Allo 'Allo (1982), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Doctor Who (1963). He was married to Christine A Parkinson. He died on November 24, 1999 in Kensington, London, England.

Plot: Division V

27. Kenneth More

Actor | The Longest Day

Affable, bright and breezy Kenneth More epitomised the traditional English virtues of fortitude and fun. At the height of his fame in the 1950s he was Britain's most popular film star and had appeared in a string of box office hits including Genevieve (1953), Doctor in the House (1954), Reach for ...

Cremation location

28. Jennifer Paterson

Actress | What Rats Won't Do

Jennifer Paterson was born on April 3, 1928 in Kensington, London, England as Jennifer Mary Paterson. She was an actress, known for What Rats Won't Do (1998), Two Fat Ladies (1996) and The End of the Year Show (1995). She died on August 10, 1999 in South Kensington, London.

Plot: Cremated in crematorium; buried in cemetery

29. Jon Pertwee

Actor | Doctor Who

Jon Pertwee is best known for his portrayal of the Doctor, on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who (1963). He portrayed the Doctor from 1970 to 1974. His 60-year entertainment career included work in radio, films, and cabaret. This was despite the inauspicious beginning of having ...

Plot: Cremated in crematorium (ashes scattered?)

30. Roy Plomley

Writer | Celia

Roy Plomley was born on January 20, 1914 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Celia (1949), Dr. Morelle: The Case of the Missing Heiress (1949) and Kaleidoscope (1946). He was married to Diana Wong. He died on May 28, 1985 in London, England.

Plot: V

31. Nyree Dawn Porter

Actress | The Protectors

Nyree Dawn Porter was born in New Zealand. She left New Zealand in the late 50s to seek her fortune. She is the star of The Forsyte Saga.

Plot: Cremated in crematorium; buried in cemetery

32. Eugen Sandow

Self | Ringkämpfer

Sandow was already a great admirer of Greek and Roman statues of gladiators and mythical heroes when his father took him to Italy as a boy. By the time he was 19, he was already performing strongman stunts in side shows. The legendary Florenz Ziegfeld saw the young strongman and hired him for his ...

33. Vladek Sheybal

Actor | From Russia with Love

Looking back at his filmography, it isn't difficult to imagine Vladek Sheybal in a scene, lobbing Molotov cocktails at advancing German troops, against a backdrop of war-torn Warsaw. However, this part of his life played out for real. A member of the Polish underground, he was twice captured and ...

34. 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 ...

35. Vesta Tilley

Actress | The Girl Who Loves a Soldier

Vesta Tilley was born on May 13, 1864 in Worcester, Worcestershire, England as Matilda Alice Powles. She was an actress, known for The Girl Who Loves a Soldier (1916), Louisiana Lou (1900) and The Midnight Son (1900). She was married to Walter de Frece. She died on September 16, 1952 in London, ...

Plot: Cremated in crematorium; buried in cemetery

36. Derek Waring

Actor | Somerset Maugham Hour

Derek Waring was born on April 26, 1927 in Mill Hill, London, England as Derek Barton-Chapple. He was an actor, known for Somerset Maugham Hour (1960), ITV Television Playhouse (1955) and Moody and Pegg (1974). He was married to Dorothy Tutin and Jeanne Cook. He died on February 20, 2007 in ...

37. Dorothy Tutin

Actress | The Importance of Being Earnest

Dame Dorothy Tutin's esteemed company of peers included other remarkable dames, including Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Unlike these others, Dorothy had limited screen time over the years and would develop the respect but not the stardom afforded the other two outside the realm of the theatre. ...

38. Lance Percival

Actor | Yellow Submarine

Lance Percival was born on July 26, 1933 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England as John Lancelot Blades Percival. He was an actor and writer, known for Yellow Submarine (1968), Carry On Cruising (1962) and Darling Lili (1970). He died on January 6, 2015 in London, England.

39. Daniel Massey

Actor | Star!

Daniel Massey was born on October 10, 1933 in London, England as Daniel Raymond Massey. He was an actor, known for Star! (1968), Victory (1981) and Scandal (1989). He was married to Linda Mary 'Lindy' Wilton, Penelope Wilton and Adrienne Corri. He died on March 25, 1998 in London.

Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, London, Greater London, England Plot: Cremated in crematorium (ashes scattered?)

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