Westwood Cemetery

by Sylviastel | created - 24 Jul 2012 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

This is a list of those interred or cremated at Westwood Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

1. Eddie Albert

Actor | Roman Holiday

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his ...

Plot: Section D, Lot 61: His wife, Margo Albert is interred with him.

2. Milton Ager

Soundtrack | Dolores Claiborne

Composer, publisher, pianist, and arranger. He was educated at Chicago's McKinley High School, and did piano accompaniment for film and vaudeville theatres, later accompanying singers and song-pluggers. Moving to New York in 1913, he arranged for Waterson, Berlin and Snyder, and for Wm. Jerome Co. ...

Plot: Main urn garden, southwest corner of Section D. GPS coordinates: 34.0583382, -118.4414520 (hddd.dddd)

3. Shana Alexander

Writer | The Slender Thread

Shana Alexander was born on October 6, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as Shana Ager. She was a writer, known for The Slender Thread (1965), Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (1987) and Mrs. Harris (2005). She was married to Stephen Alexander. She died on June 23, 2005 in Hermosa Beach, ...

She is interred with her daughter, Kathy.

4. Claud Allister

Actor | Bulldog Drummond at Bay

Claud Allister was born on October 3, 1888 in London, England as William Claud Michel Palmer. He was an actor, known for Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937), The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) and Bulldog Drummond (1929). He was married to Gwen Dowling, Daisy Isabel Douglas Overend (aka ...

5. Gitta Alpar

Actress | I Give My Heart

Gitta Alpar was born on February 5, 1900 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Regina Kalisch. She was an actress, known for The Loves of Madame Dubarry (1935), She, or Nobody (1932) and Gitta entdeckt ihr Herz (1932). She was married to Niels Wessel Bagge and Gustav Fröhlich. She died on February 17, ...

Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Memories GPS coordinates: 34.0584717, -118.4397888 (hddd.dddd)

6. Ken Annakin

Director | The Longest Day

A former salesman and journalist, Ken Annakin got into the film industry making documentary shorts. His feature debut, Holiday Camp (1947), was a comedy about a Cockney family on vacation. It was made for the Rank Organization and was a modest success, spawning three sequels, all of which he ...

7. Eve Arden

Actress | Our Miss Brooks

Eve Arden was born Eunice Mary Quedens in Mill Valley, California (near San Francisco), and was interested in show business from an early age. At 16, she made her stage debut after quitting school to joined a stock company. After appearing in minor roles in two films under her real name, Eunice ...

Plot: Section D, #81

8. Robert Armstrong

Actor | King Kong

Robert Armstrong is familiar to old-movie buffs for his case-hardened, rapid-fire delivery in such roles as fast-talking promoters, managers, FBI agents, street cops, detectives and other such characters in scores of films--over 160--many of them at Warner Brothers, where he was part of the ...

Plot: Garden of Roses [unmarked]

9. Jack Arnold

Director | The Incredible Shrinking Man

Jack Arnold reigns supreme as one of the great directors of 1950s science-fiction features. His films are distinguished by moody black and white cinematography, solid acting, smart, thoughtful scripts, snappy pacing, a genuine heartfelt enthusiasm for the genre and plenty of eerie atmosphere.


Plot: Ashes in a communal space in a rose garden

10. James T. Aubrey

Producer | Hostage

Was President of the CBS Television Network from 1959 until his resignation in 1965; also presided over Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer under Kirk Kerkorian.

Plot: Urn Garden GPS coordinates: 34.0591202, -118.4418564 (hddd.dddd)

11. Hy Averback

Director | M*A*S*H

Hy Averback was born on October 21, 1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was a director and producer, known for M*A*S*H (1972), The Real McCoys (1957) and The Tom Ewell Show (1960). He was married to Dorothy Averback. He died on October 14, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Rear flower garden, wall niche

12. Phyllis Avery

Actress | The Red Skelton Show

Blue-eyed, blonde, demure-looking 50s leading lady, the daughter of screenwriter Stephen Morehouse Avery and his wife Evelyn. Phyllis was said to have spent her childhood in France and in California. After graduating, she studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and first appeared on...

13. Lew Ayres

Actor | Holiday

Lew Ayres was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in San Diego, California. A college dropout, he was found by a talent scout in the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles and entered Hollywood as a bit player. He was leading man to Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929), but it was the role of Paul ...

GPS coordinates: 34.0582314, -118.4415970 (hddd.dddd)

14. Henny Backus

Actress | Gilligan's Island

Henny Backus was born on March 21, 1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Henrietta Kaye. She was an actress, known for Gilligan's Island (1964), Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) and Blondie (1968). She was married to Jim Backus. She died on December 9, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Section D, #203 GPS coordinates: 34.0582390, -118.4414978 (hddd.dddd)

15. Jim Backus

Actor | Rebel Without a Cause

Jim Backus was born James Gilmore Backus on February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was one of the few actors to do it all: radio, Broadway, movies, television and cartoons. After attending preparatory school in his hometown Cleveland, Backus enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, to ...

Plot: Section D, #203 GPS coordinates: 34.0582390, -118.4414978 (hddd.dddd)

16. Richard Baer

Writer | 13 Queens Boulevard

Richard Baer was born on April 28, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on 13 Queens Boulevard (1979), Hennesey (1959) and Archie Bunker's Place (1979). He was married to Diane Asselin, Louise Glenn and Jo Baer. He died on February 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Plot: Rose Garden

17. Arthur Ball

The Black Pirate

Died of carbon monoxide poisoning

18. Edgar Barrier

Actor | Phantom of the Opera

Edgar Barrier was born on March 4, 1907 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Phantom of the Opera (1943), Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) and The Secret of St. Ives (1949). He died on June 20, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.

19. Eileen Barton

Music_department | Exit 57

20. Richard Basehart

Actor | Moby Dick

Despite many a powerful performance, this actor's actor never quite achieved the stardom he deserved. Ultimately, Richard Basehart became best-known to television audiences as Admiral Harriman Nelson, commander of the glass-nosed nuclear submarine 'S.S.R.N Seaview' in Irwin Allen's Voyage to the ...

Plot: In the smaller, central 'ash garden'. His ashes are three down on the right

21. Roberta Beatty

Actress | Honor Among Lovers

Roberta Beatty was born on December 29, 1890 in Rochester, New York, USA as Roberta Jessie Beatty. She was an actress, known for Honor Among Lovers (1931). She was married to Julian Cohen and William James McGreal. She died on April 7, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Small urn garden toward the west end of the lawn (Section D). GPS coordinates: 34.0582809, -118.4413605 (hddd.dddd)

22. William J. Bell

Writer | The Young and the Restless

William J. Bell was born on March 6, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as William Joseph Bell. He was a writer and producer, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Another World (1964). He was married to Lee Phillip Bell. He died on April 29, 2005 in Los Angeles, ...

23. Isabel Bigley

Actress | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Isabel Bigley was born on February 23, 1926 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Isabel Margaret Bigley. She was an actress, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and Kaleidoscope (1946). She was married to Lawrence Raymond Barnett. She died on September 30,...

Plot: New Mausoleum near Garden of Serenity (exterior wall crypt)

24. Whit Bissell

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Whit Bissell came to Hollywood in the 1940s, and by the time he retired he had appeared in more than 200 movies and scores of TV series. He is best known for playing the evil scientist who turned Michael Landon into a half beast in the 1957 cult classic film I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). Bissell...

Plot: Sanctuary of Devotion, Niche 65

25. George Boemler

Editor | Oklahoma!

Hollywood editor who spent the majority of his career at MGM (1927-1956). Enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with the director Richard Thorpe. Nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Oklahoma! (1955).

Plot: Sanctuary of Remembrance

26. Benedict Bogeaus

Producer | Enchanted Island

American independent producer, mainly turning out offbeat second features in the 1940s and 1950s. He came to films after a career in real estate, radio manufacturing and zipper making. In early 1942 he outbid Edward Small to acquire the General Service Studio in Hollywood, a production facility ...

Plot: Large urn garden in southwest corner GPS coordinates: 34.0581017, -118.4412994 (hddd.dddd)

27. John Boles

Actor | Frankenstein

John Boles was an American actor who worked prolifically in both leading and supporting roles for 28 years. He was born in Greenville, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas, where he had studied medicine, in 1917. Boles' parents wanted their son to continue with a career in the medical ...

Plot: Sanctuary of Serenity

28. Raleigh Bond

Actor | Pennies from Heaven

Raleigh Bond was born on July 20, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Raleigh Verne Bond. He was an actor, known for Pennies from Heaven (1981), Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) and Nobody's Perfect (1980). He was married to Mary Lou Bond. He died on August 10, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Philip Bourneuf

Actor | Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Tall American character actor with distinctively dark eyebrows and graying hair. The son of an engineer, he was a respected performer on Broadway for thirty years, beginning in 1934. He had a reputation for being a consummate professional and a great storyteller. Despite his military bearing and ...

Plot: Ashes scattered in the Garden of Roses

30. Dorris Bowdon

Actress | The Grapes of Wrath

Dorris Bowdon was discovered by a scout from 20th Century Fox, after she had just won the Miss Memphis 1937 title. She went west to Hollywood, along with two other ingénues, Linda Darnell and Mary Healy, who to this day has remained her closest friend. A friend in the publicity department arranged ...

Plot: A portion of her ashes were scattered at sea

31. Ray Bradbury

Writer | Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury was an American science fiction writer whose works were translated in more than 40 languages and sold millions of copies around the world. Although he created a world of new technical and intellectual ideas, he never obtained a driver's license and had never driven a car.

He was born ...

32. Bobbie Brat

Actress | Suburbia

Bobbie Brat is an actress, known for Suburbia (1983), 3:15 (1986) and The Runnin' Kind (1989).

Plot: Section D, #160 GPS coordinates: 34.0581894, -118.4412613 (hddd.dddd)

33. Fanny Brice

Actress | Be Yourself!

Fanny Brice was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances but is best remembered as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. Thirteen years after her death, she was ...

Plot: Behind the Garden of Serenity

34. Les Brown

Soundtrack | Battleship

Famed band leader, composer, author, arranger and conductor, educated at Ithaca College, the New York Military Academy, and Duke University (where he led the dance orchestra). He worked as a freelance arranger, and formed the Band of Renown in 1938, touring until 1947. He joined ASCAP in 1952, ...

Plot: Garden of Serenity, wall niche. GPS coordinates: 34.0582199, -118.4405823 (hddd.dddd)

35. Clarence Sinclair Bull

Camera_department | Lovers?

Bull headed MGM's still photography department for four decades and is considered the best portrait photographer working in the Golden Age of the Hollyood studio system and photographed all the studio's major stars over the years. He is best known for his portraits of Greta Garbo, especially his ...

Plot: Sanctuary of Devotion

36. Sebastian Cabot

Actor | The Jungle Book

Sebastian Cabot was born on July 6, 1918 in London, England as Charles Sebastian Thomas Cabot. He was an actor, known for The Jungle Book (1967), The Time Machine (1960) and The Sword in the Stone (1963). He was married to Kathleen Rose Humphreys. He died on August 22, 1977 in North Saanich, ...

Plot: In the large urn garden (in front of the office) His ashes are in the top row, nine from right

37. Sammy Cahn

Soundtrack | Die Hard

Award-winning songwriter ("All the Way" [Academy Award, 1957], "Three Coins in the Fountain" [Academy Award, 1954], "Love and Marriage" [Emmy Award, 1955], "High Hopes" [Academy Award, 1959], "Call Me Irresponsible" [Academy Award, 1963]), composer, author and publisher, educated at Seward Park ...

Plot: Section D, Near Donna Reed

38. Truman Capote

Actor | Murder by Death

Truman Capote was born on September 30, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Truman Streckfus Persons. He was a writer and actor, known for Murder by Death (1976), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and The Innocents (1961). He died on August 25, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Half of his cremated remains are at Westwood. GPS coordinates: 34.0585594, -118.4417496 (hddd.dddd)

39. Ken Carpenter

Actor | Rhythm on the River

Ken Carpenter was born on August 21, 1900 in Avon, Illinois, USA as Kenneth Lee Carpenter. He was an actor, known for Rhythm on the River (1940), Mystery Broadcast (1943) and Startime (1959). He died on October 16, 1984 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Plot: Sanctuary of Tenderness

40. Edward Carrere

Art_director | The Wild Bunch

American art director, born in Mexico City and educated at Polytechnic High School in Los Angeles. Ed Carrere spent the bulk of his career at Warner Brothers (1932-57, 1962-70), where he worked on several films for the directors Raoul Walsh and Michael Curtiz. He initially joined Warners as a ...

Plot: Sanctuary of Devotion

Plot: Garden of Serenity, New Memorial Garden

42. John Cassavetes

Actor | Love Streams

John Cassavetes was a Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter. He is considered a pioneer of American independent film, as he often financed his own films.

Cassavetes was born in New York City in 1929, to Nicholas John Cassavetes and his wife Katherine Demetre (1906-1983). Nicholas was...

Plot: Lot 308 GPS coordinates: 34.0588188, -118.4414520 (hddd.dddd)

Plot: Sanctuary of Tenderness, left side

44. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Composer | And Then There Were None

Respected composer and teacher, educated at the Cherubini Royal Institute of Music. He studied with Ildrebrando Pizzetti and Edgardo del Valle de Paz. It is generally thought that Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco actually composed more film music than he is credited with, and that he was often called upon...

45. James Coburn

Actor | The Great Escape

Lanky, charismatic and versatile actor with an amazing grin that put everyone at ease, James Coburn studied acting at UCLA, and then moved to New York to study under noted acting coach Stella Adler. After being noticed in several stage productions, Coburn appeared in a handful of minor westerns ...

Plot: Garden of Roses, tiny bronze plaque GPS coordinates: 34.0581284, -118.4409637 (hddd.dddd)

47. Michel Colombier

Soundtrack | Man on Fire

Michel Colombier was born on May 23, 1939 in Lyon, France. He is known for his work on Man on Fire (2004), The Golden Child (1986) and Hobo with a Shotgun (2011). He was married to Dana Colombier. He died on November 14, 2004 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

48. Ray Conniff

Soundtrack | There's Something About Mary

Ray Conniff was born on November 6, 1916 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on There's Something About Mary (1998), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) and Great Expectations (1998). He was married to Vera, Ann Marie Engberg and Emily Jo Ann Imhof. He died on October 12, 2002 in ...

49. Richard Conte

Actor | The Godfather

Richard Conte was born Nicholas Richard Conte on March 24, 1910, in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of an Italian-American barber. The young Conte held a variety of jobs before becoming a professional actor, including truck driver, Wall Street clerk and singing waiter at a Connecticut resort. The ...

Plot: Section D, Lot 62

50. Kate Coscarelli

Costume_department | Phantasm

Kate Coscarelli was born on July 6, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Shirley Tyer. She was an actress and producer, known for Phantasm (1979), Jim, the World's Greatest (1975) and Kenny & Company (1976). She was married to Dac Coscarelli. She died on August 25, 1999 in Century City, ...

Plot: Section D, near Bobbi Brat GPS coordinates: 34.0581284, -118.4412308 (hddd.d

51. Alexander Courage

Music_department | Jurassic Park

Alexander Courage was born on December 10, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Alexander Mair Courage Jr. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Star Trek Generations (1994) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996). He was married to Shirley Pumpelly. He died on May 15, 2008 in Pacific...

Plot: Garden of Serenity, in a wall niche

52. Bob Crane

Actor | Hogan's Heroes

Handsome Bob Crane had many careers including working as a disc jockey for a while. He started acting around the age of 33. One of his first acting jobs was in Return to Peyton Place (1961). After a guest appearance on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and a supporting role on The Donna Reed Show (1958)...

Plot: Middle of the lawn area

53. Norma Crane

Actress | Fiddler on the Roof

Norma Crane was born on November 10, 1928 in New York, USA as Norma Anna Bella Zuckerman. She was an actress, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Ben Casey (1961) and Studio One in Hollywood (1948). She was married to Herbert Sargent. She died on September 28, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

54. Dick Crawford

Actor | Petticoat Junction

Dick Crawford was born on May 15, 1915 in Riverside, California, USA as Richard Bodine Crawford. He was an actor, known for Petticoat Junction (1963). He died on October 21, 1990 in Los Angeles, California.

Plot: Section D GPS coordinates: 34.0582886, -118.4415588 (hddd.dddd)

55. Rodney Dangerfield

Actor | Back to School

Rodney Dangerfield was born Jacob Cohen on November 22, 1921 in Deer Park, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. He was the son of Dorothy "Dotty" (Teitelbaum) and Phillip Cohen, who performed in vaudeville under the name Phil Roy. His father was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents, and ...

56. Helmut Dantine

Actor | Northern Pursuit

Actor/director/producer Helmut Dantine was born in Vienna, Austria on October 7, 1917. He made a name for himself as an actor during World War Two playing German soldiers and Nazi villains in Hollywood films, most notably in Mrs. Miniver (1942). The young Dantine was a fervent anti-fascist/...

Plot: Section D, #130

57. Danny Dark

Actor | Super Friends

Danny Dark was born on December 19, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Daniel Melville Croskery. He is known for his work on Super Friends (1973), The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977) and The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985). He was married to JoBee Lucille Ziegler. He died on ...

58. Steve Darrell

Actor | Adventures of Frank and Jesse James

Steve Darrell was born on November 19, 1904 in Osage, Iowa, USA as Darryl Eugene Horsfall. He was an actor, known for Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948), Ghost of Zorro (1949) and Rough Riders of Durango (1951). He died on August 14, 1970 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Plot: Scattered in rose garden

59. Richard Dawson

Actor | The Running Man

Richard Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm on November 20, 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. When he was 14, he joined the Merchant Marines and served for three years. During that time, he made money boxing. He had to lie about his age and remain tough so the older guys would not hassle him. In ...

Plot: New garden area, near director Billy Wilder

61. Don DeFore

Actor | Romance on the High Seas

Don DeFore toured the country in stock companies for several years before making his Broadway debut in 1938. In films since 1941, he occasionally played leads in B pictures, but was more often cast as the good-natured buddy of the hero or a likable but gullible character whom the hero has to bail ...

Plot: Rose Garden

62. Marion Holmes DeFore

Actress | Screen Snapshots: Hollywood on a Sunday Afternoon

Marion Holmes DeFore was born on January 21, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Marion Holmes. She was an actress, known for Screen Snapshots: Hollywood on a Sunday Afternoon (1952), Here's Hollywood (1960) and This Is Your Life (1952). She was married to Don DeFore. She died on November 17, 2011 in...

63. Ed Di Giulio

Camera_department | Barry Lyndon

Ed Di Giulio was born on June 13, 1927 in the USA as Edmund DiGiulio. He is known for his work on Barry Lyndon (1975), Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) and Voice of the Camera (2003). He was married to Louise DiGiulio. He died on June 4, 2004 in Malibu, California, USA.

64. Lyn Donelson

Actress | The Blue Bird

Lyn Donelson was born on December 31, 1891 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Blue Bird (1918), The Inn of the Blue Moon (1918) and The Empress (1917). She was married to Teja V. Mittell. She died on March 2, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Sanctuary of Love, left wall, in the middle GPS coordinates: 34.0584793, -118.4405518 (hddd.dddd)

65. Philip Dorn

Actor | Passage to Marseille

A former matinee idol in Holland and Germany, he fled to America before WWII and portrayed anti-Nazi patriots and continental romancers in Hollywood. Forced to retire after suffering an injury while on stage in Holland 1955, he lived out the rest of his life in relative seclusion. Dogged by ill ...

Plot: Mausoleum, Columbarium of Tranquility GPS coordinates: 34.0587082, -118.4410172 (hddd.dddd)

66. Eric Douglas

Actor | The Golden Child

Eric Douglas was born on June 21, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Eric Anthony Douglas. He was an actor, known for The Golden Child (1986), Tales from the Crypt (1989) and Honor Bound (1988). He died on July 6, 2004 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

67. Dominique Dunne

Actress | Poltergeist

Dominique Dunne was born to a life of privilege in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne and Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer. Actor Griffin Dunne is her brother. After her parents' divorce, she moved first to New York, and then to a posh home in ...

Plot: Section D, L-189

68. Will Durant

The Fall of the Roman Empire

Will Durant was the left-wing philosopher-historian who labored on his epic, multi-volume "The Story of Civilization" by himself, and then with his wife Ariel, for half a century. The son of French Canadian immigrants from Quebec, Durant first planned to study for the priesthood, but an interest in...

Plot: Section D, small urn plaque (near the tree bench) GPS coordinates: 34.0586395, -118.4409027 (hddd.dddd)

69. Nora Eddington

Self | The Hollywood Greats

Nora Eddington was born on February 25, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Nora Verna Eddington. She was an actress, known for Hollywood Greats (1977), Cruise of the Zaca (1952) and Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler (1983). She was married to Richard Basil Black, Dick Haymes and Errol Flynn. ...

Plot: Section D, slightly to the left and above the marker of Jim and Henny Backus in the Southwest Corner of Section D

70. Roger Edens

Music_department | On the Town

Roger Edens was born on November 9, 1905 in Hillsboro, Texas, USA. He died on July 13, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Sanctuary of Remembrance

71. Jack Elliott

Soundtrack | Charlie's Angels

To say that Jack Elliott was a versatile and talented musical composer, arranger and producer would be an understatement. Blessed with an acclaimed career spanning nearly four decades, his name has become synonymous with music in virtually every medium - from live performances to film to television...

Plot: Garden of Serenity

72. Harry Essex

Writer | The Cremators

New York-born Harry Essex planned on a writing career throughout his young life. Among his first jobs were stints on the New York newspapers "The Daily Mirror" and "The Brooklyn Eagle", short stories for "Collier's" and "The Saturday Evening Post" and even a Broadway play titled "Something for ...

Plot: Section D

73. Ray Evans

Soundtrack | The Man Who Knew Too Much

Academy Award-winning songwriter ("Buttons and Bows" [1948], "Mona Lisa" [1950], "Que Sera Sera" [1956]), composer, author, musician and publisher, educated at the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career in the college dance orchestra, then played in local night clubs...

74. Peter Falk

Actor | Columbo

Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was president of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, ...

75. Farrah Fawcett

Actress | Logan's Run

Farrah Fawcett is a true Hollywood success story. A native of Texas, she was the daughter of Pauline Fawcett (Pauline Alice Evans), a homemaker, and James Fawcett, an oil field contractor. She was a natural athlete, something that her father encouraged, and she attended a high school with a strong ...

76. Freddie Fields

Producer | Glory

Freddie Fields was born on July 23, 1923 in Ferndale, New York, USA as Fred Feldman. He was a producer, known for Glory (1989), Victory (1981) and Fever Pitch (1985). He was married to Corinna Tsopei, Cherie Latimer, Polly Bergen and Edith Fellows. He died on December 11, 2007 in Beverly Hills, ...

Plot: New garden area

77. Jay C. Flippen

Actor | The Killing

Jay C. Flippen could probably be characterized these days as one of those distinctive faces you know but whose name escapes you while viewing old '50s and '60s movies and TV. His distinctive bulldog mug, beetle brows, bulky features, and silver-white hair were ideally suited for roles as criminals ...

Plot: Corridor of Memories GPS coordinates: 34.0584717, -118.4397888 (hddd.dddd)

78. Coleman Francis

Actor | Night Train to Mundo Fine

Coleman Francis was born on January 24, 1919 in Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Night Train to Mundo Fine (1966), The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) and The Skydivers (1963). He was married to Barbara Francis. He died on January 15, 1973 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Plot: Mausoleum, Columbarium of Remembrance

79. Georgia Frontiere

Producer | Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

Georgia Frontiere was born on November 21, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Georgia Leigh Irwin. She was a producer, known for Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003), Our Voices Ourselves (1982) and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). She was married to ...

80. Eva Gabor

Actress | The Rescuers

Eva Gabor was born on February 11, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary, to Jolie Gabor (née Janka Tilleman) and Vilmos Gabor (born Farkas Miklós Grün), a soldier. Her older siblings were Magda Gabor, an actress, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, an actress and socialite. Her parents were both from Jewish families. She went...

GPS coordinates: 34.0587997, -118.4414520 (hddd.dddd)

81. June Gale

Actress | Pardon Our Nerve

Best known as Mrs. Oscar Levant and for the acute tabloid problems that accompanied that title, gorgeous blonde actress June Gale started things off in a vaudeville sister act that led to her becoming a Broadway and second-string movie actress of the 1930s.

June began life as twin Doris Gilmartin on...

82. Michael V. Gazzo

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

Michael Vincente Gazzo was born in Hillside, New Jersey, on April 5, 1923. He attended Erwin Piscator's Dramatic Workshop at the New School on the GI Bill after being demobilized from the US Army Air Force after World War II.

Gazzo's first major success was as a playwright. His play about drug ...

83. Christopher George

Actor | The Rat Patrol

Solidly built, boyishly handsome American leading-man, Christopher George was the son of Greek immigrants. Weaned on stories of the legendary Greek heroes, George and his brother Nick (later a prominent fashion photographer) both quit high school to join the Marines. Completing his education after ...

Plot: Sanctuary of Tenderness, right side GPS coordinates: 34.0588684, -118.4413681 (hddd.dddd)

84. Leonard Gershe

Writer | Funny Face

Leonard Gershe was born on June 10, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for Funny Face (1957), Butterflies Are Free (1972) and 40 Carats (1973). He died on March 9, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

Plot: Sanctuary of Remembrance

85. Paul Gleason

Actor | Die Hard

Character actor Paul Gleason was adept at playing tough guys and white collar sleazebags, making his film debut in Winter A-Go-Go (1965). He made a name for himself portraying these unlikeable characters. A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Gleason studied extensively at the Actor's Studio in New ...

86. Thomas Gomez

Actor | Key Largo

After graduating from high school in 1923, Thomas Sabino Gomez answered a help wanted ad, which resulted in his joining the Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne theater group. Prior to that time he had not considered acting as a career. He continued working as an actor with the Lunts, traveling across ...

87. Robert Gottschalk

Producer | Dangerous Charter

He bought an interest in a camera shop and later got to know a nearby outfit that made underwater filming equipment for Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Equipment restrictions at the time made wide-angle filming difficult, and Gottschalk began experimenting with anamorphic lens equipment patented by Henri ...

Plot: Sanctuary of Tenderness, left side, bottom row

88. Jane Greer

Actress | Out of the Past

As a baby, she was winning beauty contests; as a teenager, with good looks and an attractive contralto voice, she was singing with big bands (most notably Enric Madriguera's orchestra in Latin Club Del Rio in Washington, D.C.. She met Rudy Vallee, her first husband, on the radio where she also ...

Plot: The Garden Of Serenity

89. Merv Griffin

Producer | Jeopardy!

Merv Griffin was a singer and band leader, movie actor, television personality and media mogul who in his time hosting The Merv Griffin Show (1962) was second in fame and influence as a talk show host only to Johnny Carson. Griffin was best known for creating the two most popular game shows in ...

90. Carrie Hamilton

Actress | Fame

Carrie Hamilton was born on December 5, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as Carrie Louise Hamilton. She was an actress, known for Fame (1982), Tokyo Pop (1988) and The X-Files (1993). She was married to Marc Templin. She died on January 20, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

91. Betty Hanna

Actress | Lux Video Theatre

Betty Hanna was born on January 7, 1903 in Newport, Kentucky, USA as Elizabeth Jane Hanawalt. She was an actress, known for Lux Video Theatre (1950), M Squad (1957) and The Ray Milland Show (1953). She was married to Jonathan Hole. She died on October 25, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Small urn garden towards the west end of the lawn (Section D). GPS coordinates: 34.0582809, -118.4413605 (hddd.dddd)

92. Jonathan Harris

Actor | Lost in Space

Born Jonathan Charasuchin in the Bronx to impoverished Russian-Jewish émigrés, Jonathan Harris worked as a box boy in a pharmacy at age 12 and later earned his pharmacy degree at Fordham University. However, the desire to act proved overwhelming and he forsook this promising trade for the theater, ...

Plot: Sanctuary of Devotion

93. Harold Hecht

Producer | Marty

Hecht won the Academy Award for Best Picture ("Marty") in 1956 and produced the box office hits "Vera Cruz" and "Trapeze," the cult classic "Sweet Smell of Success," the award-winning "Separate Tables" and "Birdman of Alcatraz" and the wildly popular Western comedy, "Cat Ballou". He was a member of...

Plot: Section D GPS coordinates: 34.0584488, -118.4408722 (hddd.dddd)

94. Percy Helton

Actor | The Set-Up

One of the most familiar faces and voices in Hollywood films of the 1950s. Percy Helton acted almost from infancy, appearing in his father's vaudeville act. The famed Broadway producer David Belasco cast Helton in a succession of child roles over several years, giving the boy an invaluable ...

Plot: Sanctuary of Remembrance

95. Jonathan Hole

Actor | Petticoat Junction

Jonathan Hole was born on August 13, 1904 in Eldora, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for Petticoat Junction (1963), The Wild Wild West (1965) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He was married to Betty Hanna. He died on February 11, 1998 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

Plot: Small urn garden toward the west end of the lawn (Section D). GPS coordinates: 34.0582809, -118.3313599 (hddd.dddd)

96. James Wong Howe

Cinematographer | Hud

Master cinematographer James Wong Howe, whose career stretched from silent pictures through the mid-'70s, was born Wong Tung Jim in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, on August 28, 1899, the son of Wong How. His father emigrated to America the year James was born, settling in Pasco, Washington, where ...

Plot: Sanctuary Of Tranquility GPS coordinates: 34.0587082, -118.4410172 (hddd.dddd)

97. Ross Hunter

Producer | Airport

Noted Hollywood producer Ross Hunter served in Army intelligence during World War II. After the war he signed with Columbia Pictures and appeared in a number of forgettable B-movies. He then became a producer and produced more than 60 films. Most of his films tended to be bright confections, many ...

98. Jim Hutton

Actor | The Green Berets

Described in the press as the heir apparent to James Stewart and Jack Lemmon, Jim Hutton broke out of the pack with his funny, awkward TV Thompson in Where the Boys Are (1960). Son of Col. Thomas R. Hutton and Helen Ryan, his parents divorced when he was an infant. Jim recalled seeing his father ...

Plot: A portion of his ashes were scattered in the Garden of Roses area.

99. Steve Ihnat

Writer | The Honkers

Steve Ihnat was born on August 7, 1934 in Jastrabie, Czechoslovakia as Stefan Ihnat. He was an actor and writer, known for The Honkers (1972), Do Not Throw Cushions Into the Ring (1970) and Countdown (1967). He was married to Sally Carter-Ihnat. He died on May 12, 1972 in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, ...

Plot: Corridor of Memories GPS coordinates: 34.0584717, -118.4397888 (hddd.dddd)

100. Donald G. Jackson

Writer | Return of the Roller Blade Seven

Donald G. Jackson was born on April 24, 1943 in Tremont, Mississippi, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Return of the Roller Blade Seven (1993), The Roller Blade Seven (1991) and Roller Blade (1986). He died on October 20, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: The ashes will eventually be placed in the family plot.

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