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Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, also known as the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, is located at 1218 Glendon Avenue, Los Angeles, California. It is one of many resting places of very famous and also somewhat famous people, There are actors and actresses, Pulitzer Prize winners, singers, musicians, pianists etc. For example, Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) and Natalie Wood (1938-1981) are two famous people who have been buried or cremated there. If you would like to know more about certain people, wikipedia and findagrave will be helpful.

A

  • Milton Ager (1893–1979), musician, composer
  • Charles Aidman (1925–1993), actor
  • Eddie Albert (1906–2005), actor (born Edward Albert Heimberger)
  • Margo Albert (1917–1985), actress, wife of Eddie Albert (born María Marguerita Guadalupe Teresa Estela Bolado)
  • Shana Alexander (1925–2005), journalist, columnist and television commentator
  • Claud Allister (1888–1970), actor
  • Gitta Alpár (1903–1991), actress, opera singer (born Regina Klopfer)
  • Patty Andrews (1918–2013), singer (born Patricia Marie Andrews)
  • Ken Annakin (1914–2009), director
  • Eve Arden (1908–1990), actress, comedienne (born Eunice Quedens)
  • Jack Arnold (1916–1992), director
  • Robert Armstrong (1890–1973), actor (born Robert William Armstrong)
  • 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
  • Arthur Ball (1894–1951), cinematographer
  • 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
  • Roberta Beatty (1890–1978), actress
  • 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 (born Lloyd Wolfe Bochner)
  • Benedict Bogeaus (1904–1968), producer
  • John Boles (actor) (1895–1969), actor
  • George Boemler (1902–1968), editor
  • Raleigh Bond (1935–1989), actor
  • Norman Botnick (1908–1979), musician
  • Philip Hilare Bourneuf (1908–1979), actor
  • Dorris Bowdon (1914–2005), actress
  • Rosemarie Bowe (born 1932), actress, model, wife of Robert Stack; future burial site
  • Marguerite McClure Bradbury (1922–2003), wife of Ray Bradbury
  • Ray Bradbury (1920–2012), author (born Ray Douglas Bradbury)
  • Bobbi Brat (1962–1988), singer and songwriter
  • Fanny Brice (1891–1951), actress, comedienne, singer (previously buried in Home of Peace Cemetery) (born Fannie Borach)
  • William Brice (1921–2008), artist, son of Fanny Brice
  • Maggie S. Brickett (1853–1925), mother
  • Les Brown (1912–2001), musician
  • Clarence Bull (1896–1979), photographer

C

  • Sebastian Cabot (1918–1977), actor (born Charles Sebastian Thomas Cabot)
  • Sammy Cahn (1913–1993), songwriter
  • Truman Capote (1924–1984), author
  • Ken Carpenter (actor) (1900–1984), actor
  • Beth Carpenter (Nelson) (1900-1984) wife of Ken Carpenter
  • Edward Carrere (1906–1984), director
  • Harry Carey, Jr. (1921–2012), actor
  • John Jay Carsey (1921–2002), producer
  • Dee Caruso, (1929–2012), screenwriter and 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 (James Harrison Coburn, III)
  • Paula Coburn (1955–2004), actress, wife of James Coburn (born Paula Josephine Murad)
  • Ray Conniff (1916–2002), musician
  • Richard Conte (1910–1975), actor (ex-husband of Ruth Storey)
  • Lawrence Cook (actor) (1930–2003), actor
  • Ian Copeland (1949–2006), music promoter
  • D. J. Cornelius (1964 - ) beverage dispensing, actor, (future burial site)
  • Kate Coscarelli (1927–1999), novelist
  • Alexander Courage (1919–2008), composer
  • Bob Crane (1928–1978), actor
  • Norma Crane (1928–1973), actress (born Norma Anna Bella Zuckerman)
  • Dick Crawford (actor) (1915–1990), actor

D

  • Rodney Dangerfield (1921–2004), comedian, actor (born Jacob Cohen)
  • 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
  • Laura Devon (1931-2007) actress, singer, model (born Mary Laura Briley)
  • Don DeFore (1913–1993), actor
  • Edmund M. DiGiulio (1927–2004), film technician
  • Richard H. Dodge (1926–2003), author
  • Eric Douglas (1958–2004), actor; son of Kirk Douglas, brother of Michael Douglas
  • Lyn Donelson (1891–1966), actress
  • Philip Dorn (1901–1975), actor (born Hein van der Niet)
  • 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 (born Chaya Kaufman), husband of Will Durant
  • Will Durant (1885–1981), historian, Pulitzer Prize in literature (husband of Ariel Durant)

E

  • Nora Eddington (1924–2001), actress (Errol Flynn's ex-wife)
  • Roger Edens (1905–1970), vocal arranger, songwriter and producer
  • Biff Elliott (1923–2012), actor (Leon Shalek)
  • Jack Elliott (composer) (1927–2001), songwriter (born Elliott Zucker)
  • Harry Essex (1910–1997), writer
  • Ray Evans (1915–2007), songwrite

F

  • Peter Falk (1927–2011), actor
  • Farrah Fawcett (1947–2009), actress; tombstone is engraved with her name only (born Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett)
  • 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
  • June Gale Levant (1911–1996), actress, wife of Oscar Levant (born June Gilmartin)
  • 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
  • Bebe Goddard (1926–2000), longtime friend of Marilyn Monroe
  • Grace Goddard (1894–1953), Marilyn Monroe's foster mother
  • Thomas Gomez (1905–1971), actor (born Sabino Tomas Gomez)
  • Robert Gottschalk (1918–1982), camera technician
  • Suzanne Greenstone-Grauman (19??–1972), first wife of Theater, TV and Film director Walter Grauman
  • Jane Greer (1924–2001), actress
  • Merv Griffin (1925–2007), producer, television host, and singer (born Mervyn Edward Griffin, Jr.)

H

  • Loretta King Hadler (1917–2007), actress
  • Hayedeh (1942–1990), persophone pop and classic singer from Iran
  • 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, wife of actor Jonathon Hole
  • Jonathan Harris (1914–2002), actor (born Jonathan Charasuchin)
  • Harold Hecht (1907–1985), film producer
  • Hugh Hefner (1926-), founder of Playboy Magazine; future burial site next to Marilyn Monroe
  • Percy Helton (1894–1971), actor
  • Jonathan Hole (1904–1998), actor, buried with wife Betty Hanna
  • Marion Holmes (1918-2011), (born Marion Holms) wife of Don DeFore
  • 'Benny' Howard (1904–1970), aircraft designer and race pilot
  • 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 (born Dana James Hutton)

I

  • Steve Ihnat (1934–1972), actor (born Born Stefan Ihnat)
  • Stefan Andrew Ihnet son of Steve Inhat (1934-1972)
  • Franklin D. Israel (1945–1996), architect
  • Kay W. Iversen (1895–1939), hockey coach, mfgr.medicine, ashes buried here, unmarked

J

  • Donald G. Jackson (1943–2003), filmmaker
  • Kevin Jarre (1954-2011) , motion picture screenwriter, producer (born Kevin Briley)
  • Nunnally Johnson (1897–1977), screenwriter and director
  • Louis Jourdan (born 1921) actor, future burial site (born Louis Robert Gendre)
  • Louis Henry Jourdan (1951–1981), son of French actor Louis Jourdan
  • 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 (born Philip N. Karlstein)
  • Norman Katkov (1918–2009), screenwriter, author
  • 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 (born Jesse Donald Knotts)
  • Miliza Korjus (1909–1980), opera singer

L

  • Perry Lafferty (1917–2005), director
  • Karen Lamm (1952–2001), actress and model
  • Burt Lancaster (1913–1994), actor (born Burton Stephen Lancaster)
  • Hal Landers (1928–1991), producer
  • 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
  • Robert S. Lechy (1937–1998), film producer, author, minister
  • 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 (born Norma Deloris Egstrom)
  • Ernest Lehman (1915–2005), screenwriter
  • Oscar Lehrman (1919–1992), businessman, husband of Jackie Collins
  • Janet Leigh (1927–2004), actress (born Jeanette Helen Morrison)
  • Jack Lemmon (1925–2001), actor
  • Queenie Leonard (1905–2002), actress
  • Bruce Lester (1912–2008), actor (born Bruce Lister)
  • Oscar Levant (1906–1972), actor, pianist
  • Richard Levinson (1934–1987), writer
  • Jay Livingston (1915–2001), songwriter (born Jacob Harold Levison)
  • Louis Loeffler (1897–1972), editor

M

  • Alexander Mackendrick (1912–1993), director
  • Mahasti (1946–2007), persophone pop singer
  • Karl Malden (1912–2009), actor (born Mladen George Sekulovich)
  • Janet Margolin (1943–1993), actress, married to Ted Wass
  • Dean Martin (1917–1995), actor and singer (born Dino Paul Crocetti)
  • Andrew Marton (1904–1992), actor (born Endre Márton)
  • Samuel Marx (1902–1992), producer
  • Pamela Mason (1916–1996), actress
  • Shirley Mason (1900–1979), actress
  • Osa Massen (1914–2006), actress (Osa Madsen)
  • Curt Massey (1910–1991), actor
  • Edith Massey (1918–1984), actress
  • Dorothy Mathews (1912–1977), actress
  • Carol Matthau (Grace) (1925–2003), actress, wife of Walter Matthau
  • Walter Matthau (1920–2000), actor (born Walter John Matthow)
  • 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 (1926–1962), actress, model, singer, film producer (born (Norma Jeane Mortenson her father was Charles Stanley Gifford)
  • 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
  • Gregory Morton (1911–1986), actor
  • Richard Barzen Murrow (1912–2002), designer

N

  • Nader Naderpour (1929–2000), Iranian poet
  • Robert Nathan (1894–1985), author, husband of Anna Lee, was cremated and ashes scattered at sea
  • Chrisine Nelson (1920–1988), actress
  • David Nelson (1936–2011), actor, son of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson
  • William Newell (actor) (1894–1967), actor
  • Robert Newton (1905–1956), actor
  • James Burl Nielsen (1962–2005), dancer
  • Lloyd Nolan (1902–1985), actor
  • David Nadir Nuaimi (1963-), real estate investor, future burial site
  • Nominchuluu Enkhbat (1910-), actress, dancer, singer

O

  • Carroll O'Connor (1924–2001), actor (born John Carroll O'Connor)
  • Hugh O'Connor (1962–1995), actor, (adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife Nancy O'Conner (Fields))
  • 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 (born Dorothy Davis)
  • Waite Phillips (1883–1964), oil tycoon, philanthropist
  • Gregor Piatigorsky (1903–1976), cellist
  • Richard Poncher (1905–1986), folk figure

Q

R

  • Ford Rainey (1908–2005), actor
  • Donna Reed (1921–1986), actress (born Donnabelle Mullenger)
  • 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 (born Bernard Rich)
  • Minnie Riperton (1947–1979), singer
  • Marjorie Riordan (1921–1984), actress
  • Ava Archer Syme-Reeves (1999–1999), daughter of Keanu Reeves
  • Ben Roberts (1916–1984), screenwriter
  • Eugene Rodney (1898–1985), producer
  • Hillevi Rombin (1933–1996), Miss Universe 1955
  • Jack Roper (1904–1966), actor
  • Ruth Rose (1896–1978), screenwriter
  • Herbert Ross (1927–2001), film director

S

  • 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 (born Portland Mason)
  • George C. Scott (1927–1999), actor; grave unmarked
  • Vivienne Segal (1897–1992), singer, actress
  • Anne Seymour (1909–1988), actress
  • Sidney Sheldon (1917–2007), author (born Sidney Schechtel)
  • Dorothy Shay (1921–1978), actress, singer
  • Ed Simmons (born 1963), producer
  • Robert Slatzer (1927–2005), author
  • Sara Sothern (1895–1994), mother of Elizabeth Taylor
  • Robert Stack (1919–2003), actor (husband of Rosmarie Bowe)
  • 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
  • Viola Kates Stimpson (1906–2008), actress
  • Ruth Storey (1913-1997), actrass (ex-wife of Richard Conte)
  • Dorothy Stratten (1960–1980), actress, Playboy Playmate, murder victim
  • Danny Sugerman (1954–2005), writer, rock band manager
  • Jennifer Syme (1972–2001), actress

T

  • Marian Tally (1906–1983), soprano
  • 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 (born Melvin Howard Torma)
  • Frank Tours (1877–1963), music director
  • Helen Traubel (1899–1972), opera soprano
  • Les Tremayne (1913–2003), actor
  • Frank Tuttle (1892–1963), screenwriter, producer

U

V

  • Sigrid Valdis (1935–2007), actress, wife of Bob Crane (born Patricia Olson)
  • John Vivyan (1915–1983), actor

W

  • Charles Wagenheim, 1896–1979), actor
  • 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
  • Brooks West (1916–1984), actor
  • Winifred Westover (1899–1978), actress
  • Chrissie White (1895–1989), silent film actress (born Ada White)
  • Herbert Wiere (1908–1999), performer
  • Cornel Wilde (1915–1989), actor (born Kornél Lajos Weisz)
  • Billy Wilder (1906–2002), movie director
  • Carl Wilson (1946–1998), singer and member of The Beach Boys
  • Darbi Winters (1946–1962), actress
  • Estelle Winwood (1883–1984), actress
  • Clay Womack (1892–1948), actor
  • Natalie Wood (1938–1981), actress (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko)

X

Y

  • Edward Yang (1947–2007), filmmaker
  • Audrey Young (1922–2012), actress, singer, wife of Billy Wilder

Z

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