This massive reference work alphabetically lists more than 10,000 well-known people from film, theater, radio and television as well as all varieties of music, sports, history, government, crime and popular culture. More than 3,000 entries are new to this edition.
Each entry provides birth and death dates, a summary of the subject's life and claim to fame, and the location of the person's final resting place. Entries often include the exact location of a celebrity's grave within a cemetery as well as places of cremation and sites where ashes were scattered. Source information is provided.
Scott Wilson has a background in genealogical research and a bachelor's degree in history and social services from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana (1976). He has written articles on film history for various periodicals, including Classic Images and The Freedonia Gazette. Wilson lives in Richmond, Indiana.