Forest Lawn Cathedral City

by Sylviastel | created - 17 Sep 2012 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

The men and women are interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cathedral City, Riverside County, California.

1. Linda Christian

Actress | 10.32

Born Blanca Rosa Welter, her father was an executive with an important oil company and the future Linda Christian followed him from country to country: South Africa, Romania, Germany, France, Switzerland, England, Palestine. This was beneficial in that the little girl - a very good pupil at school ...

2. Frantisek Daniel

Writer | Letos v zari

Frantisek Daniel was born on April 14, 1926 in Kolin, Czech Republic. He is known for his work on Letos v zari (1963), Looking for a Daddy (1961) and Of Things Supernatural (1959). He died on February 28, 1996 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

Plot: San. of Good Shepard South, #8, D

3. Vicki Draves

Actress | Karen

Vicki Draves was born on August 18, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Karen (1964), The Trouble with Angels (1966) and The Munsters (1964). She was married to Lawrence Mole Parker. She died on March 16, 1995 in Toluca Lake, California.

Plot: Mission Santa Rosa West Exterior, Niche 17

4. Alice Faye

Soundtrack | Hello Frisco, Hello

As A&E's Biography put it, "She rose from the mean streets of New York's Hell's Kitchen to become the most famous singing actress in the world. When the pressures of fame became too much, she had the courage to leave Hollywood on her own terms". Alice Faye was born Alice Jeanne Leppert in NYC on ...

5. Virginia Field

Actress | Waterloo Bridge

London-born actress, daughter of the King's Counsel, St. John Field, educated in Paris and Vienna. Her mother, a cousin of famous Confederate General Robert E. Lee, chose the name "Virginia" as homage to Lee's beloved home state. Virginia also had an actress aunt, Auriol Lee, who paved the way for ...

6. L. Wolfe Gilbert

Soundtrack | The Man Who Knew Too Little

Songwriter ("Green Eyes", "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee", "Ramona", "The Peanut Vendor"), author and publisher who came to the US in 1887 and was educated in local public schools, and then became a singer in amateur-night contests, and later a vaudeville and cafe entertainer. He toured with John L...

8. Rock Hudson

Actor | Giant

Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school ...

Plot: Tower of Memories

9. Elisabeth Brooks

Actress | The Howling

Elisabeth Brooks Luyties was born on July 2, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Elisabeth Brooks began acting at age five with her career encompassing both stage and screen. She started appearing in television roles in the mid-1970s and managed to pursue her acting career as a single mother while ...

Plot: Tranquility Falls South Section, Lot #0, Space #8 (Niche)

10. Guy Madison

Actor | The Beast of Hollow Mountain

Guy Madison appeared in 85 films, on radio, and television, finding his niche in the 1940s and starring as James Butler Hickock in the television series Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951). A radio version of the show aired on the Mutual network from 1951-1956.

11. George Montgomery

Actor | Samar

George Montgomery was boxing champion at the University of Montana, where he majored in architecture and interior design. Dropping out a year later, he decided to take up boxing more seriously, and moved to California, where he was coached by ex-heavyweight world champion James J. Jeffries. While ...

12. George Nader

Actor | Robot Monster

Born in Pasadena, California, George Nader became interested in acting while still in school and appeared in several productions at the Pasadena Playhouse. This led to several small parts in movies before earning the lead role in the infamous 3D thriller Robot Monster (1953). The movie was bad but ...


13. John Phillips

Soundtrack | Cocktail

John Phillips was born on August 30, 1935 in Parris Island, South Carolina, USA as John Edmund Andrew Phillips. He was married to Farnaz Arasteh, Geneviève Waïte, Michelle Phillips and Suzy Phillips-January. He died on March 18, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Faith & Hope, Crypt 12E, Space A

14. Luce Potter

Actress | The Great Gildersleeve

Luce Potter was born on December 15, 1914 in Chihuahua, Mexico as Luz Villalobo. She was an actress, known for The Great Gildersleeve (1954). She was married to Edwin "Midge" Potter. She died on November 21, 2005 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

15. Harold Robbins

Writer | The Adventurers

Harold Robbins summed up his career best in a 1971 ITV documentary: "I'm the world's best writer--there's nothing more to say". This phenomenally successful author--over 750,000,000 copies of his books were sold worldwide, and most were adapted successfully for the screen--started life as a ...

16. Irv Robbins

Actor | Beyond the Ocean

Irv Robbins is an actor, known for Beyond the Ocean (2000).

Plot: Serenity Chapel, North Crypt, 3B

17. Charles 'Buddy' Rogers

Actor | Wings

Charles 'Buddy' Rogers was born on August 13, 1904 in Olathe, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Wings (1927), This Way Please (1937) and Fascinating Youth (1926). He was married to Beverly Ricono and Mary Pickford. He died on April 21, 1999 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

18. Dinah Shore

Soundtrack | The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

Her real name was Frances "Fanny" Rose Shore, and she was born in Winchester, Tennessee. Stricken with polio at 18 months of age, she recovered after receiving the Sister Kenny treatment. She became a cheerleader at Hume-Fogg High School in Nashville and went on to graduate from Vanderbilt ...

Plot: Columbarium, Serenity Chapel

19. Jane Wyman

Actress | Falcon Crest

Jane Wyman was born Sarah Jane Mayfield on January 5, 1917, in St. Joseph, Missouri (she was also known later as Sarah Jane Fulks). When she was only eight years old, and after her parents filed for divorce, she lost her father prematurely. After graduating high school she attempted, with the help ...

Plot: Mission Santa Rosa, East exterior, Space 5F

20. Ken Venturi

Actor | Tin Cup

Ken Venturi was born on May 15, 1931 in San Francisco, California, USA as Kenneth Paul Venturi. He was an actor, known for Tin Cup (1996), The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) and PGA Tour Golf on CBS (1970). He was married to Kathleen, Beau Wheat and Conni Joanne MacLeann. He died on May 17, 2013 in Rancho...

21. Jerry Vale

Soundtrack | Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Jerry Vale was born on July 8, 1930 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Genaro Louis Vitaliano. He was married to Rita Grable. He died on May 18, 2014 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

22. Patsy Garrett

Actress | Benji

Patsy Garrett was born on May 4, 1921 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA as Virginia Garrett. She was an actress, known for Benji (1974), Nanny and the Professor (1970) and The Parallax View (1974). She was married to Alexander Kokinacis. She died on January 8, 2015 in Indio, California, USA.

23. Donald Wexler

Self | Desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs

Donald Wexler was born on January 23, 1926 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA as Donald Allen Wexler. He was married to Nancy Lou Unterman and Marilynn Dawn Maidman. He died on June 26, 2015 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

24. Ruth Terry

Actress | Smoky River Serenade

Ruth Terry was born Ruth McMahon in Benton Harbor, Michigan, in 1920. She got her start in show business as a child when she would sing with the band in a dance hall where her father worked as a bouncer. She began entering amateur talent contests in the local area, and her beautiful singing voice ...

25. Nancy Wilson

Actress | The Meteor Man

Jazz singer Nancy Wilson, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, was born on February 20, 1937 in Chillicothe, Ohio to iron-worker Olden Wilson and the former Lillian Ryan, who worked as a domestic servant. Nancy was the first of six children. Her father's love of music and the records he played at home...

26. Geneviève Waïte

Soundtrack | The Man Who Fell to Earth

Mother of two children with late former husband, Singer-songwriter John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas. One son, Tamerlane (Tam) Phillips, born March 14, 1971. One daughter, Bijou Phillips, model/singer/actress, born under interesting circumstances on April Fool's day, 1980, at the family home ...

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