Los Angeles, Westwood Village Memorial Park

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Monuments:
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Address:
10841 Wellworth Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Political territory:
United States
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The Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is a cemetery in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles, California. It is located at 1218 Glendon Avenue in Westwood.

It is the resting place of some of the entertainment industry's greatest names. But it also contains the graves of many uncelebrated people. For example, when Marilyn Monroe died in 1962, Joe DiMaggio, responsible for Monroe's arrangements, chose Westwood, not because of its celebrities, but because it was the resting place of Monroe's mother's friend, Grace Goddard, and Goddard's aunt, Ana Lower, both of whom had cared for Monroe as a child.

A

  • Milton Ager (1893–1979), musician, composer
  • Charles Aidman (1925–1993), actor
  • Eddie Albert (1906–2005), actor
  • Margo Albert (1917–1985), actress, wife of Eddie Albert
  • Shana Alexander (1925–2005), journalist, columnist and television commentator
  • Claud Allister (1888–1970), actor
  • Gitta Alpár (1903–1991), actress, opera singer
  • Patty Andrews (1918–2013), singer
  • Ken Annakin (1914–2009), director
  • Eve Arden (1908–1990), actress, comedienne
  • Jack Arnold (1916–1992), director
  • Robert Armstrong (1890–1973), actor
  • James Aubrey (1918–1994), producer
  • Hy Averback (1920–1997), director
  • Lew Ayres (1908–1996), actor

B

  • Henny Backus (1911–2004), author, wife of Jim Backus
  • Jim Backus (1913–1989), actor
  • Richard Baer (1928–2008), screenwriter
  • Dave Barbour (1912–1965), musician
  • Edgar Barrier (1907–1964), actor
  • Eileen Barton (1924–2006), singer
  • Richard Basehart (1914–1984), actor
  • Greg Bautzer (1911–1987), attorney
  • William Joseph Bell (1927–2005), producer
  • Isabel Bigley (1926–2006), actress
  • Whit Bissell (1909–1996), actor
  • Hilary Blake (1950–2007), musician
  • Billy Bletcher (1894–1979), actor, voice artist
  • Robert Bloch (1917–1994), writer
  • Lloyd Bochner (1924–2005), actor
  • Benedict Bogeaus (1904–1968), producer
  • John Boles (actor) (1895–1969), actor
  • Dorris Bowdon (1914–2005), actress
  • Ray Bradbury (1920–2012), author; with his wife Marguerite McClure Bradbury
  • Fanny Brice (1891–1951), actress, comedienne, singer (previously buried in Home of Peace Cemetery)
  • William Brice (1921–2008), artist, son of Fanny Brice
  • Les Brown (1912–2001), musician
  • Clarence Bull (1896–1979), photographer

C

  • Sebastian Cabot (1918–1977), actor
  • Sammy Cahn (1913–1993), songwriter
  • Truman Capote (1924–1984), author
  • Edward Carrere (1906–1984), director
  • Harry Carey, Jr. (1921–2012), actor
  • John Cassavetes (1929–1989), actor, screenwriter, director, producer
  • Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968), composer
  • James Coburn (1928–2002), actor
  • Paula Coburn (1955–2004), actress, wife of James Coburn
  • Ray Conniff (1916–2002), musician
  • Richard Conte (1910–1975), actor
  • Lawrence Cook (actor) (1930–2003), actor
  • Ian Copeland (1949–2006), music promoter
  • Alexander Courage (1919–2008), composer
  • Bob Crane (1928–1978), actor
  • Norma Crane (1928–1973), actress

D

  • Rodney Dangerfield (1921–2004), comedian, actor
  • Helmut Dantine (1917–1982), actor
  • Danny Dark (1938–2004), announcer
  • Steve Darrell (1904–1970), actor
  • Marvin Davis (1925–2004), oil tycoon and businessman
  • Richard Dawson (1932–2012), actor and television host
  • Don DeFore (1913–1993), actor
  • Philip Dorn (1901–1975), actor
  • Eric Douglas (1958–2004), actor; son of Kirk Douglas, brother of Michael Douglas
  • Dominique Dunne (1959–1982), actress, daughter of writer Dominick Dunne, sister of actor-director Griffin Dunne, murdered
  • Ariel Durant (1898–1981), historian, Pulitzer Prize in literature
  • Will Durant (1885–1981), historian, Pulitzer Prize in literature

E

  • Nora Eddington (1924–2001), actress
  • Roger Edens (1905–1970), vocal arranger, songwriter and producer
  • Jack Elliott (composer) (1927–2001), songwriter
  • Harry Essex (1910–1997), writer
  • Ray Evans (1915–2007), songwriter

F

  • Peter Falk (1927–2011), actor
  • Farrah Fawcett (1947–2009), actress; tombstone is engraved with her name only
  • Freddie Fields (1923–2007), talent agent
  • Jay C. Flippen (1899–1971), actor
  • Michael Fox (1921–1996), actor
  • Coleman Francis (1919–1973), film director
  • Georgia Frontiere (1927–2008), football owner

G

  • Eva Gabor (1919–1995), actress
  • Michael V. Gazzo (1923–1995), actor
  • Christopher George (1931–1983), actor
  • Leonard Gershe (1922–2002), composer
  • Master Henry Gibson (1942–2002), musician
  • Henry Gibson (1935–2009), actor, was cremated here
  • Paul Gleason (1939–2006), actor
  • Thomas Gomez (1905–1971), actor
  • Robert Gottschalk (1918–1982), camera technician
  • Jane Greer (1924–2001), actress
  • Merv Griffin (1925–2007), producer, television host, and singer

H

  • Loretta King Hadler (1917–2007), actress
  • Hayedeh (1942–1990), Persian language pop and classic singer from Tehran
  • Carrie Hamilton (1963–2002), actress, singer, daughter of Carol Burnett
  • Armand Hammer (1898–1990), oil tycoon and art collector
  • Bong Soo Han (1933–2007), martial artist
  • Jonathan Harris (1914–2002), actor
  • Harold Hecht (1907–1985), film producer
  • Percy Helton (1894–1971), actor
  • Jonathan Hole (1904–1998), actor, buried with wife Betty Hanna
  • "Benny" Howard (1904–1970), aircraft designer and race pilot[2]
  • James Wong Howe (1899–1976), cinematographer
  • Mark R. Hughes (1956–2000), founder of HerbaLife
  • Ronald Hughes (1935–1970), lawyer
  • Ross Hunter (1920–1996), producer, director, and actor
  • Jim Hutton (1934–1979), actor

I

  • Steve Ihnat (1934–1972), actor

J

  • Donald G. Jackson (1943–2003), filmmaker
  • Nunnally Johnson (1897–1977), screenwriter and director
  • Janis Joplin (1943–1970), singer, was cremated here and ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean
  • Brenda Joyce (1917–2009), actress

K

  • Phil Karlson (1908–1985), director
  • Louis Kaufman (1905–1994), violinist
  • Beatrice Kay (1907–1986), actress and singer
  • Nora Kaye Ross (1920–1987), ballerina, wife of Herbert Ross
  • Brian Keith (1921–1997), actor, buried with his daughter, Daisy; both committed suicide
  • Cecil Kellaway (1893–1973), actor
  • Gene Kelly (1912–1996), actor, dancer, singer, director, was cremated here and ashes scattered at sea
  • Nancy Kelly (1921–1995), actress
  • Stan Kenton (1911–1979), musician
  • Victor Kilian (1891–1979), actor, murdered
  • James Howard "Dutch" Kindelberger (1895–1962), Airplane constructor
  • Louis King (1898–1962), director
  • Don Knotts (1924–2006), actor and comedian
  • Miliza Korjus (1909–1980), opera singer

L

  • Perry Lafferty (1917–2005), director
  • Burt Lancaster (1913–1994), actor
  • Sidney Lanfield (1898–1972), director
  • Peter Lawford (1923–1984), actor, was cremated and ashes originally buried at Westwood; they were later removed and scattered in the Pacific Ocean
  • Marc Lawrence (1910–2005), actor
  • Irving Paul Lazar (1907–1993), agent
  • Anna Lee (1913–2004), actress, was cremated ashes scattered at sea; has a memorial in the garden
  • Joanna Lee (1931–2003), actress
  • Peggy Lee (1920–2002), singer, songwriter, actress
  • Ernest Lehman (1915–2005), screenwriter
  • Janet Leigh (1927–2004), actress
  • Jack Lemmon (1925–2001), actor
  • Queenie Leonard (1905–2002), actress
  • Bruce Lester (1912–2008), actor
  • Oscar Levant (1906–1972), actor, pianist, with actress wife June Gale Levant (1911–1996)
  • Richard Levinson (1934–1987), writer
  • Jay Livingston (1915–2001), songwriter
  • Louis Loeffler (1897–1972), editor

M

  • Alexander Mackendrick (1912–1993), director
  • Mahasti (1946–2007), Persian language pop singer from Tehran
  • Karl Malden (1912–2009), actor
  • Janet Margolin (1943–1993), actress, married to Ted Wass
  • Dean Martin (1917–1995), actor and singer
  • Andrew Marton (1904–1992), actor
  • Samuel Marx (1902–1992), producer
  • Pamela Mason (1916–1996), actress
  • Shirley Mason (1900–1979), actress
  • Osa Massen (1914–2006), actress
  • Edith Massey (1918–1984), actress
  • Carol Matthau (1925–2003), actress, wife of Walter Matthau
  • Walter Matthau (1920–2000), actor
  • Ruth McDevitt (1895–1976), actress
  • Peter McWilliams (1949–2000), author
  • Allen Melvin (1923–2008), actor
  • Lewis Milestone (1895–1980), director
  • Marvin E. Miller (1913–1985), actor
  • Shirley Mitchell (1919–2013), actress, wife of Jay Livingston
  • Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson) (1926–1962), actress, model, singer, film producer
  • Elizabeth Montgomery (1933–1995), actress, was cremated here
  • Constance Moore (1920–2005), singer and actress
  • Dolores Moran (1924–1982), actress
  • Jeff Morris (actor) (1934–2004), actor

N

  • Nader Naderpour (1929–2000), Iranian poet
  • Robert Nathan (1894–1985), author, husband of Anna Lee, was cremated and ashes scattered at sea
  • David Nelson (1936–2011), actor, son of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson
  • William Newell (actor) (1894–1967), actor
  • Robert Newton (1905–1956), actor
  • Lloyd Nolan (1902–1985), actor

O

  • Carroll O'Connor (1924–2001), actor
  • Hugh O'Connor (1962–1995), actor, son of Carroll O'Connor
  • Heather O'Rourke (1975–1988), actress
  • Barbara Orbison (1950–2011), wife of Roy Orbison
  • Roy Orbison (1936–1988), singer; grave unmarked

P

  • Bettie Page (1923–2008), model
  • Dorothy Patrick (1921–1987), actress
  • Waite Phillips (1883–1964), oil tycoon, philanthropist
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (1903–1976), cellist

R

  • Ford Rainey (1908–2005), actor
  • Donna Reed (1921–1986), actress
  • Jimmie Reese (1901–1994), baseball player
  • Renie Riano (1899–1971), actress
  • Buddy Rich (1917–1987), drummer, bandleader
  • Minnie Riperton (1947–1979), singer
  • Ava Archer Syme-Reeves (1999–1999), daughter of Keanu Reeves
  • Ben Roberts (1916–1984), screenwriter
  • Hillevi Rombin (1933–1996), Miss Universe 1955
  • Ruth Rose (1896–1978), screenwriter
  • Herbert Ross (1927–2001), film director

S

  • Franklin Schaffner (1920–1989), film director
  • G. David Schine (1927–1996), film producer
  • Ernest B. Schoedsack (1893–1979), film director
  • George C. Scott (1927–1999), actor; grave unmarked
  • Vivienne Segal (1897–1992), singer, actress
  • Anne Seymour (1909–1988), actress
  • Sidney Sheldon (1917–2007), author
  • Dorothy Shay (1921–1978), actress, singer
  • Sara Sothern (1895–1994), mother of Elizabeth Taylor
  • Robert Stack (1919–2003), actor
  • Sage Stallone (1976–2012), actor, son of Sylvester Stallone
  • Ray Stark (1915–2004), film producer
  • Josef von Sternberg (1894–1969), film director
  • Donald Stewart (1930–1999), screenwriter
  • Dorothy Stratten (1960–1980), actress, Playboy Playmate, murder victim
  • Danny Sugerman (1954–2005), writer, rock band manager
  • Jennifer Syme (1972–2001), actress

T

  • Don Taylor (actor) (1920–1998), actor
  • Kent Taylor (1907–1987), actor
  • Irene Tedrow (1907–1995), actress
  • William C. Thomas (1903–1984), film producer
  • Marshall Thompson (1925–1992), actor
  • Ernst Toch (1887–1964), composer
  • Mel Tormé (1925–1999), singer, actor
  • Helen Traubel (1899–1972), opera soprano
  • Les Tremayne (1913–2003), actor
  • Frank Tuttle (1892–1963), screenwriter, producer

V

  • Sigrid Valdis (1935–2007), actress, widow of Bob Crane
  • John Vivyan (1915–1983), actor

W

  • June Walker (1900–1966), actress
  • Ray Walston (1914–2001), actor, was cremated here
  • Pat Walshe (1900–1991), actor
  • Harry Warren (1893–1981), songwriter
  • Joe Weider (1919–2013). bodybuilder
  • Winifred Westover (1899–1978), actress
  • Chrissie White (1895–1989), silent film actress
  • Herbert Wiere (1908–1999), performer
  • Cornel Wilde (1915–1989), actor
  • Billy Wilder (1906–2002), movie director
  • Carl Wilson (1946–1998), singer and member of The Beach Boys
  • Estelle Winwood (1883–1984), actress
  • Natalie Wood (1938–1981), actress

Y

  • Edward Yang (1947–2007), filmmaker

Z

  • Darryl F. Zanuck (1902–1979), head of 20th Century Fox studios
  • Virginia Zanuck (1908–1982), actress, wife of Darryl
  • Frank Zappa (1940–1993), composer, musician, satirist, leader of The Mothers of Invention; grave is unmarked

Sources: wikipedia.org

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