Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery

Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery

The Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is located at 1218 Glendon Avenue in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles, California.

It is the resting place of some of the entertainment industry's greatest names, although it was not always sought-after. That changed over the years, however, and now Westwood Village has become on par with Forest Lawn as "the" ultimate Hollywood hereafter "hot spot". Indeed, when it was announced Marilyn Monroe was to be buried there in 1962, observers were astonished. Joe DiMaggio, responsible for the funeral arrangements, chose Westwood for its obscurity. However Marilyn Monroe's burial turned it into one of the prime cemeteries in Los Angeles.



*Milton Ager (1893-1979), musician, composer
*Charles Aidman (1925-1993), actor
*Eddie Albert (1906-2005), actor
*Margo Albert (1917-1985), actress, wife of Eddie
*Shana Alexander (1925-2005), journalist, columnist and television commentator
*Claud Allister (1888-1970), actor
*Gitta Alpar (1903-1991), actress, opera singer
*Eve Arden (1908-1990), actress, played "Our Miss Brooks"
*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


*Henny Backus (1911-2004), author, wife of Jim
*Jim Backus (1913-1989), actor, Mr. Howell on TV's "Gilligan's Island"
*Arthur Ball (1894-1951), cinematographer
* Edgar Barrier (1907-1964), actor
*Eileen Barton (1924-2006), singer
*Richard Basehart (1914-1984), actor, Admiral Nelson on TV's "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"
*Greg Bautzer (1911-1987), attorney
*Roberta Beatty (1890-1978), actress
*William Joseph Bell (1927-2005), producer
*Whit Bissell (1909-1996), actor
*Robert Bloch (1917-1994), writer
*Benedict Bogeaus (1904-1968), producer
*John Boles (1895-1969), actor
*George Boemler (1902-1968), editor
*Raleigh Bond (1935-1989), actor
*Philip Hilare Bourneuf (1908-1979), actor
*Dorris Bowdon (1914-2005), actress
*Rosemarie Bowe (1932-), actress, model, wife of Robert Stack Future Burial Site
*Bobbi Brat (1962-1988), lead singer of Gothic rock band Red Scare
*Fanny Brice (1891-1951),actress,comedienne, Vaudeville performer (previously buried at Home of Peace Memorial Park)
*William Brice (1921-2008), artist, son of Fanny Brice
*Les Brown (1912-2001), bandleader
*Marguerite McClure Bradbury (1922-2003), wife of Ray Bradbury
*Ray Bradbury (1920-), Author, Future Burial Site
*Clarence Bull (1896-1979), photographer


*Sebastian Cabot (1918-1977), actor, played Mr. French on TV's "Family Affair"
*Sammy Cahn (1913-1993), songwriter
*Truman Capote (1924-1984), actor, author, wrote "In Cold Blood"
*Ken Carpenter (1900-1984), actor
*Edward Carrere (1906-1984), director
*John Jay Carsey (1921-2002), producer
*John Cassavetes (1929-1989), actor, screenwriter, director, producer
*Kevin Casselman (1925-1993), 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 (1930-2003), actor
*Ian Copeland (1949-2006), music promoter
*Kate Coscarelli (1927-1999), novelist
*Bob Crane (1928-1978), actor, played Hogan on TV's "Hogan's Heroes", murder victim
*Norma Crane (1928-1973), actress, Golde in "Fiddler on the Roof"
*Dick Crawford (1915-1990), actor


*Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004), comedian, actor
*Helmut Dantine (1918-1982), actor
*Danny Dark (1939-2004), announcer
*Steve Darrell (1904-1970), actor
*Marvin Davis (1925-2004), oil tycoon and businessman
*Don DeFore (1913-1993), actor
*Edmund M. DiGiulio (1927-2004), important pioneer film technician
*Richard H. Dodge (1926-2003), author, and professor of English to countless pupils including Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
*Lyn Donelson (1891-1966), actress
*Philip Dorn (1901-1975), actor
*Eric Douglas (1958-2004), actor; son of Kirk Douglas
*Dominique Dunne (1959-1982), actress "Poltergeist"; daughter of writer Dominick Dunne, sister of actor-director Griffin Dunne
*Ariel Durant (1898-1981), historian, Pulitzer Prize in literature
*Will Durant (1885-1981), historian, Pulitzer Prize in literature


*Nora Eddington (1924-2001), actress
*Roger Edens (1905-1970), vocal coach
*Jack Elliott (1927-2001), songwriter
*Harry Essex (1910-1997), writer
*Ray Evans (1915-2007), composer


*Freddie Fields (1923-2007), talent agent
*Jay C. Flippen (1899-1971), actor
*Coleman Francis (1919-1973), film director


*Eva Gabor (1919-1995), actress, portrayed Lisa Douglas on the TV show "Green Acres"
*June Gale Levant (1911-1996), actress, wife of Oscar Levant
*Michael V. Gazzo (1923-1995), actor
*Christopher George (1931-1983), actor
*Leonard Gershe (1922-2002), composer
*Paul Gleason (1939-2006), actor
*Bebe Goddard (1926-2000), long time friend of Marilyn Monroe
*Grace Goddard (1894-1953), was Marilyn Monroe's "Mother Figure"
*Thomas Gomez (1905-1971), actor
*Robert Gottschalk (1918-1982), camera technician
*Jane Greer (1924-2001), actress
*Merv Griffin (1925-2007), game show creator, talk show host


*Hayedeh (1942-1990), Legendary Persian singer
*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
*Betty Hanna (1903-1976), actress
*Jonathan Harris (1914-2002), actor, Dr. Zachary Smith on "Lost in Space"
*Harold Hecht (1907-1985), film producer
*Hugh Hefner (1926-), founder of the Playboy Mansion(Future Burial Site-next to Marilyn Monroe)
*Percy Helton (1894-1971), actor
*Jonathon Hole (1904-1998), actor
*"Benny" Howard (1904-1970), aircraft designer and race pilot [ [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=HOWARD&GScnty=201&GRid=11060685& Benjamine Odel Howard (1904 - 1970) - Find A Grave Memorial ] ]
*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
*Jim Hutton (1934-1979), actor


*Steve Ihnat (1934-1972), actor


*Donald G. Jackson (1943-2003), filmmaker
*Nunnally Johnson (1897-1977), filmmaker
*Louis Henry Jourdan (1951-1981), son of French actor Louis Jourdan, died from a drug overdose
*Janis Joplin (1943-1970), singer. She was cremated here and her ashes were later scattered in the Pacific Ocean


*Louis Kaufman (1905-1994), violinist
*Beatrice Kay (1907-1986), actress
*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 (1890-1973), actor
*Gene Kelly, actor, dancer, singer, director was cremated here and ashes scattered at sea.
*Nancy Kelly (1921-1995), actress
*Stan Kenton (1911-1979), band leader
*Victor Kilian (1891-1979), actor
*Louis King (1898-1962), director
*Don Knotts (1924-2006), actor, comedian
*Miliza Korjus (1909-1980), opera singer


*Perry Lafferty (1917-2005), director
*Karen Lamm (1952-2001), model, actress
*Burt Lancaster (1913-1994), actor
*Sidney Lanfield (1898-1972), film and television director
*Peter Lawford (1923-1984), actor, was cremated and ashes originally buried at Westwood. His ashes were later removed and scattered in the Pacific.
*Marc Lawrence (1910-2005), actor
*Irving Paul Lazar (1907-1993), agent
*Anna Lee (1913-2004), actress, she was cremated and was scattered at sea along with her husband Robert Nathan, she has a memorial in the garden.
*Peggy Lee (1920-2002), singer
*Ernest Lehman (1915-2005), screenwriter
*Oscar Lehrman (1919-1992), businessman
*Jack Lemmon (1925-2001), actor
*Queenie Leonard (1905-2002), actress
*Bruce Lester (1912-2008), actor
*Oscar Levant (1906-1972), actor, pianist
*Richard Levinson (1934-1987), writer
*Jay Livingston (1915-2001), composer
*Louis Loeffler (1897-1972), editor


*Mahasti (1946-2007), Persian pop singer
*Alexander Mackendrick (1912-1993), director
*Janet Margolin (1943-1993), actress, married to Ted Wass
*Dean Martin (1917-1995), actor, singer
*Samuel Marx (1902-1992), producer
*Pamela Mason (1916-1996), actress
*Shirley Mason (1900-1979), actress
*Curt Massey (1910-1991), actor
*Edith Massey (1918-1984), actress
*Carol Matthau (1925-2003), actress, wife of Walter
*Walter Matthau (1920-2000), actor
*Ruth McDevitt (1895-1976), actress
*Lewis Milestone (1895-1980), film director
*Marvin E. Miller (1913-1985), actor
*Shirley Mitchell (1919-), actress, wife of Jay Livingston Future Burial Site
*Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), actress, singer, model
*Elizabeth Montgomery (1933-1995), actress, she was cremated here
*Constance Moore (1921-2005), singer, actress
*Dolores Moran (1926-1982), actress
*Jeff Morris (1934-2004), actor
*Richard Barzen Murrow (1912-2002), designer


*Nader Naderpour (1929-2000), Iranian poet
*Robert Nathan (1894-1985), author, husband of Anna Lee, he was cremated and scattered at sea along with his wife Anna.
*Chrisine Nelson (1920-1988), actress
*Robert Newton (1905-1956), actor
*James Burl Nielsen (1962-2005), dancer/Classical Ballet: Soloist & Principal; performer/Musical Theater: Lead & Opera
*Lloyd Nolan (1902-1985), actor
*David Nadir Nuaimi (1963-), future burial site, real estate investor


*Carroll O'Connor (1924-2001), actor, played Archie Bunker on TV's "All in the Family", and Chief Gellispie in the television series "In The Heat of the Night".
*Hugh O'Connor (1962-1995), actor, Son of Carroll O'Connor, died from an overdose.
*Heather O'Rourke (1975-1988), actress, the little girl from the "Poltergeist" film series.
*Roy Orbison (1936-1988), singer, Rock and Roll pioneer. Grave unmarked


*Dorothy Patrick (1921-1987), actress
*Waite Phillips (1883-1964), oil tycoon, philanthropist
*Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-1976), cellist
*Richard Poncher (1905-1986), folk figure



*Ford Rainey (1908-2005), actor
*Donna Reed (1921-1986), actress
*Jimmie Reese (1901-1994), baseball player
*Stuart Regen (1959-1998), actor
*Ken Renard (1905-1993), actor
*Adeline Reynolds (1862-1961), actress
*Renie Riano (1899-1971), actress
*Buddy Rich (1917-1987), drummer, bandleader
*Minnie Riperton (1947-1979), singer
*Marjorie Riordan (1921-1984), actress
*Ava Archer Syme-Reeves (1999-1999), Keanu Reeves' daughter
*Eugene Rodney (1898-1985), producer
*Hillevi Rombin (1933-1996), Miss Universe 1955
*Ruth Rose (1896-1978), screenwriter
*Herbert Ross (1925-2001), film director

*William Sackheim (1921-2004), screenwriter, producer
*Mark Sandrich Jr. (1928-1995), director, son of Mark Sandrich
*Franklin Schaffner (1920-1989), film director
*G. David Schine (1927-1996), film producer
*Ernest B. Schoedsack (1893-1979), film director
*Portland Mason Schuyler (1948-2004), actress, daughter of Pamela and James Mason
*George C. Scott (1927-1999), actor, won the Oscar for the title role in "Patton", grave unmarked
*Vivienne Segal (1897-1992), singer, actress
*Anne Seymour (1909-1988), actress
*Sidney Sheldon (1917-2007), author
*Ed Simmons (1919-1998), producer
*Robert Slatzer (1927-2005), author
*Sara Sothern (1895-1994), mother of Elizabeth Taylor
*Robert Stack (1919-2003), actor, "The Untouchables", "Unsolved Mysteries"
*Ray Stark (1915-2004), film producer
*Josef von Sternberg (1894-1969), film director
*Donald Stewart (1930-1999), screenwriter
*Viola Kates Stimpson (1906-2008), actress
*Dorothy Stratten (1960-1980), actress, Playboy Playmate, (murdered)
*Danny Sugerman (1954-2005), writer, rock band manager
*Jennifer Syme (1972-2001), actress, (buried with her daughter by Keanu Reeves)


*Don Taylor (1920-1998), actor
*Kent Taylor (1906-1987), actor.
*Irene Tedrow (1907-1995), actress
*William C. Thomas (1903-1984), film producer
*Ernst Toch (1887-1964), composer
*Mel Tormé (1925-1999), singer
*Frank Tours (1877-1963), music director
*Helen Traubel (1899-1972), opera soprano
*Frank Tuttle (1892-1963), screenwriter, producer



*Sigrid Valdis (1935-2007), actress, widow of Bob Crane
*John N. Vincent (1902-1977)
*John Vivyan (1916-1983), actor


*June Walker (1900-1966), actress
*Ray Walston (1914-2001), actor, he was cremated here and the ashes are with his daughter
*Pat Walshe (1900-1991), actor
*Harry Warren (1893-1981), songwriter
*Brooks West (1916-1984), actor
*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 - The Beach Boys
*Darbi Winters (1946-1962), actress
*Estelle Winwood (1883-1984), actress
*Natalie Wood (1938-1981), actress



*Edward Yang (1947-2007), filmmaker


*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 Mothers Of Invention. Grave is unmarked.

ee also

*List of United States cemeteries
*List of famous cemeteries (non-US)


External links

* [http://www.seeing-stars.com/Maps/PierceBrosMap.shtml map showing location of celebrity graves]

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