Forest Lawn Glendale was founded in 1906 as a not-for-profit cemetery by a group of businessmen from San Francisco. Dr. Hubert Eaton and C. B. Sims entered into a sales contract with the cemetery in 1912. Eaton took over the management of the cemetery in 1917. Although Eaton did not start Forest Lawn Cemetery, he is credited as being the "Founder" of Forest Lawn Memorial-Park for his innovations of establishing the "memorial-park plan" (eliminating upright grave markers and bringing in works by established artists) and being the first to open a funeral home on dedicated cemetery grounds. Eaton was a firm believer in a joyous life after death. He was convinced that most cemeteries were "unsightly, depressing stoneyards" and pledged to create one that would reflect his optimistic, Christian beliefs, "as unlike other cemeteries as sunshine is unlike darkness." He envisioned Forest Lawn to be "a great park devoid of misshapen monuments and other signs of earthly death, but filled with towering trees, sweeping lawns, splashing fountains, beautiful statuary, and ... memorial architecture." A number of plaques which state Eaton's intentions are signed "The Builder." Frederick Llewellyn, Eaton's nephew, became CEO of Forest Lawn in 1966. In 1987 he was succeeded by his son, John Llewellyn, who is the current Chairman of Forest Lawn.
Most of its burial sections have evocative names, including Eventide, Babyland (for infants, shaped like a heart), Graceland, Inspiration Slope, Slumberland (for children and adolescents), Sweet Memories, Whispering Pines, Vesperland, Borderland (on the edge of the cemetery), and Dawn of Tomorrow.
For many decades the cemetery refused black, Jewish, and Chinese burials.
The Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale was founded in 1957 and displays art, artifacts and also regularly hosts rotating fine art exhibits. The museum has hosted solo exhibitions for Henri Matisse, Winslow Homer, Ian Hornak, Francisco Goya, Rembrandt, Marc Davis and Reuben Nakian among many others.
The objects in Forest Lawn's permanent collection represent specific locations and peoples from around the world. There are sections for India, Africa, the Middle East, East and Southeast Asia, the United States, South America, Australia and Europe. Perhaps the most famous object owned by Forest Lawn's permanent collection is William Bouguereau's 84x60 inch, oil on canvas painting, "Song of the Angels" created in 1881 and regarded as one of the most important examples of Bouguereau's work in the United States.
The permanent collection also includes one of the largest and most well respected stained glass collections in North America with over 1000 pieces primarily from France and Germany dating from 1200 A.D. through the present. The stained glass collection includes portions of William Randolph Hearst's former collection and owns the work of Albrecht Dürer and Viet Hirsvogel the Elder. The Museum also houses Western bronze sculptures, American historical artifacts, paintings, actual examples of every coin mentioned in the Bible, exact replicas of the British crown jewels, world cultural artifacts and one of the Easter Island statues, rescued from the bottom of a boat where it was used as ballast. It is named "Henry". All of these precious art pieces are put in storage or hidden behind temporary walls when a special display is on site.
Statuary and art
The six Forest Lawn cemeteries contain about 1,500 statues, about 10% of which are reproductions of famous works of art, in various locations. Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper has been recreated in stained glass in the Memorial Court of Honor at the Glendale location ‘in vibrant, glowing and indestructible colors.’ There are also a number of full-sized reproductions of other Renaissance sculptures, including Michelangelo's David and Moses. This cemetery is the only place in the world containing a complete collection of replica Michelangelo sculptures, which were made from castings taken from the originals and using marble from the same quarries in Carrara, Italy as used by Michelangelo.
Some of the inspiration at Forest Lawn in Glendale is patriotic rather than pious, such as the Court of Freedom, with its large mosaic of the Declaration of Independence and a 13-foot (4.0 m)-tall statue of George Washington. On display in the "Hall of the Crucifixion" is the panoramic painting by the Polish artist Jan Styka entitled "The Crucifixion." It is the largest permanently mounted religious painting in the world, measuring 195 feet (59 m) in length by 45 feet (14 m) in height. The main gates of Forest Lawn – Glendale are claimed to be the world's largest wrought iron gates.
Forest Lawn has three non-denominational chapels: "The Little Church of the Flowers", "The Wee Kirk o’ the Heather" and "The Church of the Recessional", which are all exact replicas of famous European churches. Over 60,000 people have actually been married here, including Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman.
More than 250,000 people are buried at Forest Lawn, and over a million people visit it each year, including thousands of schoolchildren on field trips.
Forest Lawn's 300 acres (1.2 km2) of intensely landscaped grounds and thematic sculptures were the inspiration for the biting commentary of Evelyn Waugh's satirical novel The Loved One and Jessica Mitford's acerbic The American Way of Death. Many commentators have considered Forest Lawn to be a unique American creation, and perhaps a uniquely maudlin Los Angeles creation, with its "Disneyland-type theme park" approach to death.
The Great Mausoleum was fashioned after Campo Santo in Genoa, Italy and contains many of the most highly sought after interment places within Forest Lawn, Glendale. Within the portion of the Great Mausoleum accessible to the public is the Court of Honor where individuals are inducted as "Immortals" by Forest Lawn's Council of Regents. The rest of the structure is protected by guards and is closed to the public. Time magazine described it as the "New World's Westminster Abbey". In 2009 the cemetery became the focus of intense media interest surrounding the private interment of Michael Jackson in the privacy of Holly Terrace in the Great Mausoleum.
n(Those in non-public areas are marked NP.)John Aasen (1890–1938), silent movie giantForrest J Ackerman (1916–2008), science fiction, horror, pop culture historian and writer and editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazineArt Acord (1890–1931), actorAnita Louise Adler (1915–1970), actress, wife of producer, Buddy AdlerMaurice "Buddy" Adler (1909–1960), producer, husband of actress, Anita LouiseDonald Addrisi (1938–1984), singer, one-half of the Addrisi Brothers singing-songwriting duoJohn G. Adolfi (1888–1933), director, actor and screenwriter of Warner Bros films.Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson (1918-2005), businesswomen, philanthropist, wife of Howard F. Ahmanson, Sr.Howard F. Ahmanson, Sr. (1906-1968), financier, philanthropistWally Albright (1925-1999), child actor, Wally in the Our Gang short subjectsRobert Alda (1914–1986), actor and singer, father of actors, Alan and Antony AldaRichard Alexander (1902-1989), actorRoss Alexander (1907–1937), actorDuane Allen (1937–2003), NFL playerGracie Allen (1895–1964), actress and comedian, wife of George BurnsFred Lind Alles (1851–1945), businessman and civic leader, secretary for the National Irrigation CongressElvia Allman (1904–1992), actress and voice actressWayne Allwine (1947–2009), voice actor, sound effects editor, foley artist, 3rd voice of Mickey MouseAstrid Allwyn (1905–1978), actressJune Allyson (1917–2006), actressLouis "Two Gun" Alterie (1886–1935), gangster (unmarked grave)Lona Andre (1915–1992), actressNP Laverne Andrews (1911–1967), singerNP Maxene Andrews (1916–1995), singerLucien Andriot (1892–1979), cinematographerGeorge Aratani (1917-2013), businessman and philanthropistGeorge Archainbaud (1890-1959), director, producerNP James Arness (1923–2011), actorIsaac Colton Ash (1861–1933), Los Angeles City Council member 1925–27Roscoe Ates (1895–1962), actor and comedianGene Austin (1900–1972), singerMarion Aye (1903-1951), silent film actressMitchell Ayres (1909–1969), musicianFay Babcock (1895–1970), set decoratorNP Lauren Bacall (1924-2014), actressConstantin Bakaleinikoff (1896–1966), composer/conductor, younger brother of Mischa BakaleinikoffMischa Bakaleinikoff (1890–1960), composer/conductor, older brother of Constantin BakaleinikoffArt Baker (1898–1966), actorTravis Banton (1894–1958), costume designerNP Theda Bara (1885–1955), actressNP Joe Barbera (1911–2006), animator and co-founder/namesake of Hanna-BarberaJoan Barclay (1914–2002), actressBen Bard (1893–1974), actor, husband of actress, Ruth Roland (unmarked grave)Binnie Barnes (1903–1998), actress, wife of M.J. FrankovichGeorge Barris (1925-2015), designer and builder of various Hollywood custom carsJack Barry (1918–1984), television host and producerBilly Barty (1924–2000), actorFlorence Bates (1888–1954), actressNorman F. Bates (1839–1915), Medal of Honor recipientFrank Joslyn Baum (1883-1958), film producer, son of L. Frank and Maud Gage BaumHarry Neal Baum (1889-1967), author, son of L. Frank and Maud Gage BaumL. Frank Baum (1856–1919), author of The Wonderful Wizard of OzMaud Gage Baum (1861-1953), widow of L. Frank BaumWarner Baxter (1889–1951), actorHarry Beaumont (1888-1966), directorJohn C. Becher (1915-1986), actorRobert "Iceberg Slim" Beck (1918-1992), pimp turned best-selling authorClaud Beelman (1883-1963), architectWallace Beery (1885-1949), actorAlphonzo Bell, Jr. (1914-2004), CongressmanRex Bell (1903-1962), actor and Nevada lieutenant governor, husband of actress, Clara BowMadge Bellamy (1899 - 1990), actressElsie Lincoln Benedict (1885–1970), author and lecturerHenry S. Benedict (1878-1930), U.S. Representative of CaliforniaWilliam Benedict (1917-1999), actorEnid Bennett (1893-1969), actress, wife of Fred Niblo and Sidney FranklinMarjorie Bennett (1896-1982), actressHarry Beresford (1863-1944), actorGeorge Bergstrom (1876–1955), architectFelix Bernard (1897-1944), songwriterCurtis Bernhardt (1899-1981), directorJoe Besser (1907–1988), actor and comedian (The Three Stooges)Claude Binyon (1905-1978), screenwriter and directorBillie Bird (1908-2002), actressJulie Bishop (1914-2001), actressJ. Stuart Blackton (1875-1941), founder of Vitagraph StudiosOlive Blakeney (1899-1959), actressClara Blandick (1876-1962), actressJack Bliss (1882-1968), MLB playerMichael Blodgett (1939-2007), actor and screenwriterGloria Blondell (1910-1986), actress and voice-over artistNP Joan Blondell (1906-1979), actressEric Blore (1887-1959), actorMonte Blue (1887-1963), actorBetty Blythe (1893-1972), actressEddie Bockman (1920-2011), baseball player, manager, scoutTrue Boardman (1882-1918), actorVirginia True Boardman (1889-1971), actressNP Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957), actorMary Boland (1882-1965), actressOlive Borden (1906-1947), actressGutzon Borglum (1865-1941), sculptor of Mount RushmoreFrank Borzage (1894-1962), actor, directorNP Hobart Bosworth (1867-1943), actor, director, producer, and screenwriterClara Bow (1905–1965), actressNP William Boyd (1895-1972), actor, known for playing cowboy hero, Hopalong CassidyNP Charles Brabin (1882-1957), British-born director and screenwriter, husband of actress, Theda BaraRobert N. Bradbury (1886-1949), director and screenwriter, father of Bob SteeleNP Grace Bradley (1913-2010), actress, widow of actor, William BoydLenny Breau (1941-1984), musician (unmarked grave)Edmund Breese (1871-1936), actorTom Breneman (1902-1948), radio personality, host of Breakfast in HollywoodMozelle Britton (1912-1943), actressJohn Bromfield (1922-2005), actorBetty Bronson (1906-1971), actressRand Brooks (1918-2003), actorClarence Brown (1890-1987), director (unmarked grave)James Harvey Brown (1906-1995), Los Angeles City Council member and municipal court judgeJoe E. Brown (1891-1973), actor and comedianNP Johnny Mack Brown (1904-1974), actor and athleteLansing Brown, Jr. (1900-1962), photographerRobert Brubaker (1916-2010), character actorWinifred Bryson (1892-1987), actress, widow of actor, Warner BaxterHarold S. Bucquet (1891-1946), directorRalph Budd (1879-1962), railroad presidentVincent Bugliosi (1934-2015), lawyer and author of true crime booksJon Bunch (1970-2016), rock singer-songwriter, frontman of Sense Field and Further Seems ForeverMilo Burcham (1903-1944), test pilotW.R. Burnett (1899-1982), novelist and screenwriterDorsey Burnette (1932-1979), singer and songwriterJohnny Burnette (1934-1964), singer and songwriter, younger brother of Dorsey BurnetteBob Burns (1890-1956), actor and comedianGeorge Burns (1896–1996), actor and comedianFrancis X. Bushman (1883-1966), actorDavid Butler (1894-1979), directorWally Byam (1896-1962), founder of Airstream, one of the pioneer manufacturers of the travel trailerRalph Byrd (1909-1952), actorChristy Cabanne (1888-1950), directorCharles Wakefield Cadman (1881-1946), composerAlice Calhoun (1900-1966), actressRansom M. Callicott (1895-1962), restaurateur and politicianAlbert Ralph Campbell (1875-1925), Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipientNP Judy Canova (1913-1983), actress, singer, and comedianEduardo Cansino, Sr. (1895-1968), dancer, father of actress, Rita HayworthJune Caprice-Millarde (1895-1936), actressOra Carew (1893-1955), actressSue Carol (1906-1982), actress and talent agent, wife of Alan Ladd, step-mother of Alan Ladd, Jr., mother of David LaddJeanne Carpenter (1916-1994), child actress of silent filmsNat Carr (1886-1944), actorDona Lee Carrier (1940-1961), figure skating championEarl Carroll (1893-1948), theatre impresario, owner of the Earl Carroll Theatres in New York and HollywoodNP Jack Carson (1910-1963), Canadian-born actor, younger brother of actor, Robert CarsonNP Robert Carson (1909-1979), actor, older brother of actor, Jack CarsonEmma Carus (1879-1927), singerWilliam Castle (1914-1977), film directorConnie Cezon (1925-2004), actressDolly Cepeda (1964-1977), victim of the Hillside Strangler (original grave site, moved to Forest Lawn in Cypress)Mario Chamlee (1892-1966), opera singerGeorge Chandler (1898-1985), actor, Uncle Petrie Martin on TV's LassieNP Lon Chaney, Sr. (1883-1930), actor (unmarked grave)Charles Chapman (1853-1944), founder of Chapman UniversitySpencer Charters (1875-1943), actorCharley Chase (1893-1940), actor and comedianRex Cherryman (1896-1928), actorNoble "Kid" Chissell (1905-1987), boxer, actor, dance marathon championTim Choate (1954-2004), actorBerton Churchill (1876-1940), actorFrank Churchill (1901-1942), composer for Walt Disney Productions' cartoonsGeorge Cisar (1912-1978), actorKit Clardy (1892-1961), US Representative from MichiganBuddy Clark (1912-1949), singerCarroll Clark (1894-1968), art directorEdward Clark (1878-1954), actor, songwriterJack Clark (1925-1988), actorBetty Ross Clarke (1892-1970), actressStiles O. Clements (1883-1966), architectElmer Clifton (1890-1949), actor and directorClifford E. Clinton (1900-1969), businessman, founder and owner of Clifton's CafeteriaJohn Clum (1851-1932), Indian agent, founder of The Tombstone Epitaph newspaper and first mayor of Tombstone, AZAndy Clyde (1892-1967), actorRoland Coate (1890-1958), architectJoe Cobb (1916-2002), child actor in Hal Roach's Our Gang comedic film seriesMaria Cole (1922-2012), singer, widow of Nat King ColeNat King Cole (1919-1965), singerNatalie Cole (1950-2015), singer-songwriter, daughter of Nat King and Maria ColeBuddy Collette (1921-2010), musician (unmarked grave)William Collier, Sr. (1864-1944), actor, filmmakerRuss Columbo (1908-1934), singerJack Conway (1887-1952), director, actorNP Sam Cooke (1931-1964), singerLillian Copeland (1904-1964), athletePhilip Coppens (1971-2012), authorNP Ellen Corby (1911-1999), actressRegis Cordic (1926-1999), actorHerbert Corthell (1878-1947), actorDon Costello (1901-1945), actorEdward Coxen (1880-1954), actorCharles H. Crawford (1879-1931), crime figure, mobster, leader of the City Hall Gang in Los AngelesKathryn Crawford (1908-1980), actressLaird Cregar (1913-1944), actorDonald Crisp (1882-1974), actor and directorGeorge E. Cryer (1875-1961), 32nd Mayor of Los AngelesNP George Cukor (1899-1983), director (unmarked grave)Zara Cully (1892-1978), actressRobert Cummings (1910-1990), actorLester Cuneo (1888-1925), silent film western actorEdward S. Curtis (1868-1952), writer/Old American west photographer/ethnologistMichael Curtiz (1886-1962), directorFifi D'Orsay (1904-1983), actress and singerBabe Dahlgren (1912-1996), Major League Baseball playerDan Dailey (1915-1978), actor, singer and dancerDorothy Dandridge (1922-1965), actress and singerRuby Dandridge (1900-1987), actress, mother of Dorothy DandridgeMickey Daniels (1914-1970), actor, one of the original children in the Our Gang short subjectsWilliam H. Daniels (1901-1970), cinematographer, Garbo's CameramanJane Darwell (1879-1967), actressDorothy Davenport (1895-1977), actress, screenwriter, film director and producerEd J. Davenport (1899-1953), Los Angeles City Council memberDelmer Daves (1904-1977), director, screenwriter, and producerNP Altovise Davis (1943-2009), actress and dancer, wife of Sammy Davis, Jr.George Davis (1914-1998), art directorJim Davis (1909-1981), actor, Jock Ewing on TV's DallasMildred Davis (1901-1969), actress, wife of comic actor, Harold Lloyd, mother of Harold Lloyd Jr.NP Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925–1990), actor, singer and dancerNP Sammy Davis, Sr. (1900–1988), dancer, father of Sammy Davis, Jr.Jack Dawn (1892-1961), make-up artist (unmarked grave)Sam De Grasse (1875-1953), actorJulia Dean (1878-1952), actressCarter DeHaven (1886-1977), actorFlora Parker DeHaven (1883-1950), actress, wife of Carter DeHavenOsborn Deignan (1873-1913), Congressional Medal of Honor recipientEddie DeLange (1904-1949), musician (unmarked grave)Georges Delerue (1925-1992), composerCyril Delevanti (1889-1975), actorArmando del Moral (1916-2009), film journalist, helped found the Golden GlobesHampton Del Ruth (1875-1958), actor, director, producer, screenwriterJoseph De Stefani (1879-1940), actorBuddy DeSylva (1895-1950), songwriter, co-founder of Capitol RecordsWilliam Demarest (1892-1983), character actor, Uncle Charley on My Three SonsCarol Dempster (1901-1991), actressNoah Dietrich (1889-1982), businessmanFannie Charles Dillon (1881-1947), composer, pianistAlan Dinehart (1889-1944), actorElias Disney (1859-1941), father of Walt and Roy O. DisneyFlora Call Disney (1868-1938), mother of Walt and Roy O. DisneyLillian Disney (1899-1997), ink artist, philanthropist, widow of Walt Disney, mother of Diane Disney MillerWalt Disney (1901-1966), film studio and entertainment park founder, creator of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy.Diane Disney Miller (1933-2013), eldest child of Walt Disney, philanthropist and Napa Valley winemakerRichard Dix (1893-1949), actorGeorge Dolenz (1908-1963), actor, star of The Count of Monte Cristo, father of The Monkees' Micky Dolenz, grandfather of Ami DolenzJenny Dolly (1892-1941), entertainer, twin sister of Rosie DollyRosie Dolly (1892-1970), entertainer, twin sister of Jenny DollyDon Douglas (1905-1945), actorGordon Douglas (1907-1993), child actor turned directorLloyd C. Douglas (1877-1951), novelistBillie Dove (1903-1997), actressMaxine Doyle (1915-1973), actressTheodore Dreiser (1871-1945), novelistChuck Dressen (1894-1966), MLB baseball player, coach and managerLouise Dresser (1878-1965), actressNP Marie Dressler (1868-1934), Canadian-born actress and comedianNP Don Drysdale (1936-1993), MLB baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers (ashes later scattered in 2003)David Dukes (1945-2000), actorRosetta Duncan (1894-1959), entertainerVivian Duncan (1897-1986), entertainerScott R. Dunlap (1892-1970), director, producer, screenwriter, actorGlenn S. Dumke (1917-1989), educator, chancellor of California State University system (1962-1982)Minta Durfee (1889-1975), actressJunior Durkin (1915-1935), actorHubert Eaton (1881-1966), founder and managing director of Forest Lawn cemeteriesJay Eaton (1899-1970), character actorMary Eaton (1901-1948), actressNeely Edwards (1883-1965), actor and comedian (unmarked grave)Ralph Edwards (1913-2005), television and radio hostArnold Ehret (1866-1922), health educator and author of diet booksSally Eilers (1908-1978), actressDick Elliott (1886-1961), character actorConnie Emerald (1892-1959), English stage actress, mother of Ida LupinoFern Emmett (1896-1946), actress, wife of Henry RoquemoreFrancis de Erdely (1904-1959), painterJulian Eltinge (1881-1941), actor and female impersonatorRay Enright (1896-1965), directorLeon Errol (1881-1951), actor and comedianEstelle Etterre (1899-1996), actressWilliam E. Evans (1877-1959), U.S. CongressmanJason Evers (1922-2005), actorDouglas Fairbanks (1883–1939), actor (relocated to Hollywood Forever Cemetery in 1941)Dot Farley (1881-1971), actressJoseph W. Farnham (1884-1931), screenwriter and film editorWilliam Farnum (1876-1953), actorDon Fedderson (1913-1994), TV writer, producer, creator of the sitcoms, My Three Sons and Family AffairAl Ferguson (1888-1971), actorHelen Ferguson (1901-1977), actressRomaine Fielding (1867-1927), actor and directorNP W. C. Fields (1880-1946), actor and comedianLarry Fine (1902–1975), actor, comedian and musician (The Three Stooges)Margarita Fischer (1886-1975), actressRobert Fiske (1889-1944), actorGeorge Fitzmaurice (1885-1940), directorJohnny Flamingo (1934-2000), blues singerFrank P. Flint (1862-1929), politicianErrol Flynn (1909–1959), actorNina Foch (1924-2008), actressTony Fontane (1925-1974), singerCharles E. Ford (1899-1942), director, producerHarrison Ford (1884-1957), silent film actorHelen Ford (1894-1982), actressJohn Anson Ford (1883-1983), Los Angeles County supervisor, namesake of John Anson Ford AmphitheatreThomas Francis Ford (1873-1958), U.S. Congressman and Los Angeles City Council memberIvor Francis (1918-1986), actorBetty Francisco (1900-1950), actressBruno Frank (1887-1945), novelist and screenwriterChester Franklin (1889-1954), actor, director, older brother of director-producer, Sidney FranklinM. J. Frankovich (1909-1992), producer and athlete, adopted son of Joe E. BrownNell Franse (1889-1973), actressRobert Frazer (1891-1944), actorJohn D. Fredericks (1869-1945), U.S. CongressmanCharles K. French (1860-1952), actorGeorge B. French (1883-1961), actorRudolf Friml (1879-1972), composerDwight Frye (1899-1943), actorCharles E. Fuller (1887-1968), evangelistJules Furthman (1888-1966), screenwriterNP Clark Gable (1901-1960), actorJacqueline Gadsden (1900-1986), actressDanny Gans (1956-2009), singer, actor, comedian, impressionistMartin Garralaga (1894-1981), actorBud Geary (1898-1946), actorHerb Geller (1928-2013), saxophonistRose A. George (1946-2010), First Lady of Rivers StateJerry Giesler (1886-1962), criminal defense lawyerJohn Gilbert (1899-1936), actorA. Arnold Gillespie (1899-1978), special effects artistKing C. Gillette (1855-1932), businessman, founder of Gillette shaving companyTom Gilson (1934-1962), actorNP Hermione Gingold (1897-1987), actressJ. Frank Glendon (1886-1937), actorPeter Godfrey (1899-1970), actor and directorRenee Godfrey (1919-1964), actress and singer, wife of Peter GodfreyNP Frances Goldwyn (1903-1976), actress, wife of Samuel Goldwyn (unmarked grave)NP Samuel Goldwyn (1879-1974), producer and mogul (unmarked grave)Edgar J. Goodspeed (1871-1962), theologianHuntley Gordon (1887-1956), actorNP Jetta Goudal (1891-1985), actressEdmund Goulding (1891-1959), director and writerJoe Grant (1908-2005), animator and writerCharles Grapewin (1869-1956), actorNP Sid Grauman (1879-1950), theater impresario, founder of the Million Dollar Theater, Egyptian Theatre and Grauman's Chinese TheatreGary Gray (1936-2006), actorAlfred E. Green (1889-1960), directorBurton E. Green (1868-1965), oilman, real-estate developer, co-founder of Beverly Hills, California.Harrison Greene (1884-1945), actorNP Sydney Greenstreet (1879-1954), English actorNP Harold Grieve (1901-1993), art director, husband of Jetta GoudalBessie Griffin (1922-1989), singerRaymond Griffith (1895-1957), actor and comedianRobert E. Gross (1897-1961), CEO and Chairman of the Lockheed CorporationPaul A. Guilfoyle (1902-1961), actorFred L. Guiol (1898-1964), director and screenwriterFrank Hagney (1884-1973), actorAlan Hale, Sr. (1892-1950), actorCharlie Hall (1899-1959), actorErnest Haller (1896-1970), cinematographerKay Hammond (1901-1982), actressLula Mae Hardaway (1930-2006), songwriter, mother of musician, Stevie WonderRussell Harlan (1903-1974), cinematographerNP Jean Harlow (1911-1937), actressRex Harrison (1908-1990), actor (ashes scattered on wife Lilli Palmer's grave)Elizabeth Harrower (1918-2003), actress and screenwriterPhil Hartman (1948-1998), Canadian-born actor and comedian (cremation; his ashes were scattered at sea)Charles Hatfield (1875-1958), scientistHarry Hayden (1882-1955), actorEdith Head (1897-1981), costume designerNP Charlotte Hennessy (1873-1928), Canadian actress, mother of actors, Mary, Lottie and Jack PickfordRalph Hepburn (1896-1948), race car driverHolmes Herbert (1882-1956), actorBabe Herman (1903-1987), baseball playerJean Hersholt (1886-1956), actor and humanitarianLouis Jean Heydt (1903-1960), actorRuth Hiatt (1906-1994), actressWinston Hibler (1910-1976), Disney narrator, screenwriter, producer, directorAlfred Hickman (1873-1931), English actor, husband of Nance O'NeilWalter Hiers (1893-1933), actorNP Thelma Hill (1906-1938), actress and comedianJózef Hofmann (1876-1957), concert pianist and inventorFay Holden (1893-1973), actressCharles A. Holland (1872-1940), Los Angeles City Council member 1929–31Alice Hollister (1886-1973), actressGeorge Hollister (1873-1952), cinematographerBurton Holmes (1870-1958), director and producer, pioneered travel filmsHelen Holmes (1892-1950), actressBob Holt (1928-1985), voice actorGloria Hope (1901-1976), actress, wife of Lloyd HughesNP Ian Hornak (1944-2002), artistJames W. Horne (1881-1942), actor and directorVictoria Horne (1911-2003), actress, widow of Jack OakieEdward Everett Horton (1886-1970), character actor, voice actorWilliam K. Howard (1899-1954), directorAdele C. Howells (1886-1951), leader in the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsJobyna Howland (1897-1958), actressLloyd Hughes (1897-1958), actor, husband of Gloria HopeRupert Hughes (1872-1956), filmmakerCyril Hume (1900-1966), screenwriterMaud Humphrey (1868-1940), suffragette, commercial illustrator, mother of Humphrey BogartMarlin Hurt (1905-1948), actor and comedianJune Hutton (1919-1973), actress and singerMartha Hyer (1924-2014), actress, widow of Hal B. WallisWiard Ihnen (1897-1979), art director and production designer, husband of costume designer, Edith HeadRex Ingram (1892-1950), Irish directorGeorge Irving (1874-1961), actorNP Michael Jackson (1958-2009), entertainer, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actorCarrie Jacobs-Bond (1862-1946), singer and songwriter, known for songs like A Perfect Day, I Love You Truly and Just Awearyin' for YouElsie Janis (1889-1956), actressDeWitt Jennings (1871-1937), actorAdela Rogers St. Johns (1894-1988), journalist, screenwriter, novelistEmory Johnson (1894-1960), director, actorArthur Johnston (1898-1954), composerCaro Jones (1923-2009), casting directorF. Richard Jones (1893-1930), director, producer, husband of costume designer, Irene LentzIsham Jones (1894-1956), bandleader, songwriterNP Jennifer Jones (1919-2009), actress, wife of actor, Robert Walker, producer, David O. Selznick and industrialist, Norton SimonRupert Julian (1879-1943), directorNP Ray June (1895-1958), cinematographerHelmi Juvonen (1903-1985), artistGus Kahn (1886-1941), songwriterBert Kalmar (1884-1947), songwriterTerry Kath (1946-1978), musician, guitarist, baritone-voiced singer-songwriter of ChicagoKelly Keen (1978-1981), victim of coyote attack in 1981Tom Keene (1896-1963), actorWilliam Keighley (1889-1984), directorRoy Kellino (1912-1956), child actor turned cinematographer-director, husband of actress/writer Pamela MasonJohn L. Kennedy (1854-1946), politician, Congressman of Nebraska's 2nd districtA. Atwater Kent (1873-1949), businessman, radio manufacturer, invented the ignition coilErle C. Kenton (1896-1980), actor and directorDoris Kenyon (1897-1979), actressHal C. Kern (1894-1985), film editorHarry Kerr (1890-1957), songwriter, lyricistJ. Warren Kerrigan (1879-1947), actor and directorCharles Henry King (1853-1930), paternal grandfather of President Gerald FordLeslie Lynch King, Sr. (1884-1941), biological father of President FordDorothy Kirsten (1910-1992), operatic soprano singerTed Knight (1923-1986), actorClarence Kolb (1874-1964), actorHenry Kolker (1874 [or 1870]-1947), actor and directorNP Red Kress (1905-1962), baseball playerNP Kathryn Kuhlman (1907-1976), evangelistEdward A. Kull (1885-1946), cinematographer and directorLouis L'Amour (1908-1988), novelistAlan Ladd (1913-1964), actor, father of Alan Ladd, Jr. and David LaddDavid Landau (1879-1935), actorCarole Landis (1919-1948), actressRosemary Lane (1913-1974), actressLash LaRue (1917-1996), B movie western actor, known for his bullwhipIvan Lebedeff (1894-1953), actorGretchen Lederer (1891-1955), actressOtto Lederer (1886-1965), actorRowland V. Lee (1891-1975), motion picture directorMervyn LeRoy (1900-1987), director and producerHal LeSueur (1901/1903-1963), actor, brother of Joan CrawfordFritz Leiber, Sr. (1882-1949), actorIrene Lentz (1900-1962), costume designer, wife of F. Richard JonesRobert Z. Leonard (1889-1968), directorElgin Lessley (1883-1944), cinematographerGus Levene (1911-1979), composerDavid Lewis (1903-1987), producer, partner of James WhaleMitchell Lewis (1880-1956), actorAnn Little (1891-1984), actressLucien Littlefield (1895-1960), actorRobert Livingston (1904-1988), actorDoris Lloyd (1896-1968), actressFrank Lloyd (1886-1960), actor, director, producer, writerHarold Lloyd (1893-1971), actor and comedianHarold Lloyd Jr. (1931-1971), actor, singer, son of Harold Lloyd and Mildred DavisJeanette Loff (1906-1942), actress and singerArthur Loft (1897-1947), actorNP Carole Lombard (1908-1942), actress, wife of William Powell and Clark GableTom London (1889-1963), actorTheodore Lorch (1873-1947), actorErnst Lubitsch (1892-1947), directorIda Lupino (1918-1995), actress and directorHamilton Luske (1903-1968), animator and directorEustace Lycett (1914-2006), Disney visual/special effects artistJeanette MacDonald (1903-1965), actress and singerJimmy MacDonald (1906-1991), Disney voice over artist, musician, head of Disney sound effects department, 2nd voice of Mickey MouseKenneth MacKenna (1899-1962), actor and directorMary MacLaren (1896-1985), actressDouglas MacLean (1890-1967), actor, producer, and writerRouben Mamoulian (1897-1987), directorEdwin L. Marin (1899-1951), directorOliver T. Marsh (1893-1941), MGM cinematographer, brother of actress, Marguerite Marsh and Mae Marsh, father of saxophonist, Warne MarshWarne Marsh (1927-1987), tenor saxophonist, son of MGM cinematographer, Oliver T. MarshAlan Marshal (1909-1961), actorChico Marx (1887–1961), actor and comedianGummo Marx (1893–1977), agentLeRoy Mason (1903-1947), actorNP Will Mastin (1878-1979), dancer and singer, leader of the Will Mastin TrioNP Daya Mata (1914-2010), religious leaderDoris May (1902-1984), actress (unmarked grave)Erskine Mayer (1889-1957), baseball playerMike Mazurki (1907-1990), actor and wrestlerMarian McCargo (1932-2004), actressMeade McClanahan (1894?-1959), Los Angeles City Council memberGladys McConnell (1905-1979), actressTed McCord (1900-1976), cinematographerJohnston McCulley (1883-1958), author and writer, creator of ZorroMarc McDermott (1881-1929), actorMarie McDonald (1923-1965), actress and modelFrank McGlynn Sr. (1866-1951), actorJ.P. McGowan (1880-1952), directorFrank McGrath (1903-1967), actor, Charlie Wooster on TV's Wagon TrainMalcolm McGregor (1892-1945), actorBurr Macintosh (1862-1942), photographer, publisher, actorWanda McKay (1915-1996), actressRobert McKimson (1910-1977), animator and directorJames McLachlan (1852-1940), US Representative of CaliforniaNP Victor McLaglen (1886-1959), actorJimmy McLarnin (1907-2004), Boxing championGloria Hatrick McLean (1918-1994), model, animal rights activist and wife of actor, Jimmy StewartNorman Z. McLeod (1898-1964), directorJoseph T. McNarney (1893-1972), US Army GeneralAimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944), evangelistRolf McPherson (1913-2009), denominational leader, clergy, son of Aimee Semple McPhersonHenrietta Mears (1890-1963), Christian educatorBlanche Mehaffey (1908-1968), actress and dancerDimitre Mehandjiysky (1915-1999), artistWilliam C. Mellor (1903-1963), cinematographerWilliam Cameron Menzies (1896-1957), art directorBeryl Mercer (1882-1939), actressIris Meredith (1915-1980), actressBess Meredyth (1890-1969), screenwriter, wife of directors, Wilfred Lucas and Michael Curtiz, mother of writer, John Meredyth LucasRobert Andrews Millikan (1868-1953), physicist and Nobel Prize winnerVincente Minnelli (1903-1986), directorTom Mix (1880-1940), actorPolly Moran (1883-1952), actress and comedianRushton Moree (1948-1981), bassist of SteppenwolfAntonio Moreno (1887-1967), actor and directorClayton Moore (1914-1999), actor, The Lone RangerDel Moore (1916-1970), comedian, actor and radio announcerErnest Carroll Moore (1871-1955), educator, co-founder of University of California, Los AngelesHarvey Seeley Mudd (1888-1955), engineer and educatorWilliam Mulholland (1855-1935), engineer, engineered the Los Angeles Aqueduct, Mulholland Dam, St. Francis Dam, Panama Canal consultant, and other dams, namesake of Mulholland DriveRalph Murphy (1895-1967), film directorSpud Murphy (1908-2005), composerCharles W. Nash (1864-1948), automobile manufacturer, co-founder of Nash MotorsAlla Nazimova (1879-1945), actress, founder and owner of Garden of Allah HotelClarence H. Nelson (1901-1968), physician to F. Scott FitzgeraldFrank Nelson (1911-1986), character actor/voice actor known for his "EEE-Yeeeeeeeeesssss?" catchphrase and appearances on I Love Lucy, The Jack Benny Program and Sanford and SonNP Alfred Newman (1900-1970), composer, patriarch of Newman family of composersEmil Newman (1911-1984), music director, conductor, composer, younger brother of Alfred Newman, member of Newman musical familyFred Niblo (1874-1948), directorGertrude Niesen (1911-1975), actress and singerWilliam Nigh (1881-1955), actor, director, and writerMarian Nixon (1904-1983), actressL. L. Nunn (1853-1925), educatorErvin Nyíregyházi (1903-1987), pianistHugh O'Brian (1925-2016), actorEugene O'Brien (1880-1966), actorVirginia O'Brien (1919-2001), actress and singerCathy O'Donnell (1923-1970), actress, wife of producer, Robert Wyler, sister-in-law of director, William WylerNance O'Neil (1874-1965), actressJack Oakie (1903-1978), actor and comedianMerle Oberon (1911-1979), actressClifford Odets (1906-1963), playwrightCharles Ogle (1865-1940), actorEdna May Oliver (1883-1942), actressGertrude Olmstead (1897-1975), actress, wife of director, Robert Z. LeonardCulbert Olson (1876-1962), California GovernorMaria Ouspenskaya (1876-1949), actressRichard F. Outcault (1863-1928), cartoonist, inventor of the Comic strip, creator of Buster Brown and The Yellow KidNP Tudor Owen (1898-1979), character actorMonroe Owsley (1900-1937), actorDoris Packer (1904-1979), actressErnest Palmer (1885-1978), cinematographerLilli Palmer (1914-1986), actressFranklin Pangborn (1889-1958), actorNP Alexander Pantages (1867-1936), theater impresario, founder of Pantages TheatresJames Parrott (1897-1939), actor, comedian, and director, younger brother of Charley ChaseMarion Parker (1915-1927), murder victimJohn B. Parkinson (1861-1935), architectAllen E. Paulson (1922-2000), aviation entrepreneurClaude Payton (1882-1955), actorLucy Payton (1877-1969), actressJoe Penner (1904-1941), actor and comedianSusan Peters (1921-1952), actressMary Philips (1901-1975), actress, wife of Humphrey Bogart and Kenneth MacKennaBen Piazza (1933-1991), actorNP Jack Pickford (1896-1933), actorNP Lottie Pickford (1893-1936), actressNP Mary Pickford (1892-1979), actress, businesswoman, co-founder of United ArtistsJack Pierce (1889-1968), makeup artistRobert Pierce |(1914-1978), humanitarian and social reformerLon Poff (1870-1952), actorNP Dick Powell (1904-1963), actor and singerJohn Robert Powers (1892-1977), model agency owner,Mala Powers (1931-2007), actressMerrill Pye (1902-1975), art directorFred Quimby (1886-1965), producer of MGM and Hanna-Barbera animated cartoonsJohn Qualen (1899-1987), actorPaul Rader (1878-1938), evangelistRalph Rainger (1901-1942), songwriterAddison Randall (1906-1945), actorAlbertina Rasch (1891-1967), dancer, wife of Dimitri TiomkinCharles Ray (1891-1943), actor, director, producer, screenwriter (unmarked grave)Gene Raymond (1908-1998), actor, husband of Jeanette MacDonaldJack Raymond (1886-1953), actor and directorDorothea Holt Redmond (1910-2009), art director and set designer, wife of Harry Redmond, Jr.Harry Redmond, Jr. (1909-2011), special effects artist and producerPhillip Reed 1908-1996), actorVivian Reed (1894-1989), silent film actress, wife of Alfred E. 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Seiter (1890-1964), directorNP Lesley Selander (1900-1979), directorWilliam Edwin Self (1921-2010), actor and producerNP David O. Selznick (1902-1965), motion picture producer, founder of Selznick International PicturesNP Lewis J. Selznick (1869-1933), producer and motion picture industry pioneerNP Myron Selznick (1898-1944), motion picture producer and talent agentNP Fred Sersen (1890-1962), painter and special effects artistHelen Shaw (1897-1997), character actressEthel Shannon (1898-1951), actressAthole Shearer (1900-1985), actress, sister of Norma ShearerNP Norma Shearer (1902-1983), actress, wife of Irving ThalbergLowell Sherman (1885-1934), director and actorClarence A. Shoop (1907–1968), Air Force GeneralLeo Shuken (1906-1976), composerLouis Silvers (1889-1954), film composerS. Sylvan Simon (1910-1951), directorRussell Simpson (1880-1959), actorNP Red Skelton (1913-1997), actor and comedianEdward Sloman (1886-1972), actor, director and screenwriterTod Sloan (1874-1933), thoroughbred racing jockey, innovated low-crouch riding position over a horse's neckH. Allen Smith (1909-1998), politician, CongressmanRainbeaux Smith (1955-2002), actressR. Thomas Smith (1878-1957), thoroughbred horse trainerNP William French Smith (1917-1990), U.S. Attorney GeneralCarrie Snodgress (1945-2004), actressMarguerite Snow (1889-1958), actressCarl Spitz (1894-1976), animal trainerLeo Spitz (1888-1956), film executiveNP Bunker Spreckels (1949-1977), surfboard designerHanley Stafford (1899-1968), actorJohn M. Stahl (1886-1950), director and producerNP Lionel Stander (1908-1994), actorJules C. Stein (1896-1981), physician, co-founder of MCA Inc. and the Jules Stein Eye InstituteMax Steiner (1888-1971), composerCasey Stengel (1890-1975), Major League Baseball managerJames Stephenson (1889-1941), actorAnita Stewart (1895-1961), actressJames Stewart (1908-1997), actorRuth Stonehouse (1892-1941), actress and directorAxel Stordahl (1913-1963), composer and arrangerHerbert Stothart (1885-1949), composerArchie Stout (1886-1973), cinematographerJoseph Strauss (1870-1938), architect, engineer of the Golden Gate BridgeElbridge Amos Stuart (1856-1944), industrialist, Carnation Milk Company founder and presidentJan Styka (1858-1925), painterFrank Tashlin (1913-1972), animator, director, screenwriterArt Tatum (1909-1956), musician (relocated from Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery in 1991)Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), actress, activistNP Robert Taylor (1911-1969), actorNP Irving Thalberg (1899-1936), producerNP Ursula Thiess (1924-2010), actress, wife of Robert TaylorJefferson Thomas (1942-2010), civil rights icon, member of the Little Rock NineFred Thomson (1890-1928), actorEdward L. Thrasher (1892-1971), Los Angeles City Council memberChief Thundercloud (1899-1955), actorLawrence Tibbett (1896-1960), actor and opera singerDimitri Tiomkin (1894-1979), composerGenevieve Tobin (1899-1995), actress, wife of William KeighleySammee Tong (1901-1964), actorErnest Torrence (1878-1933), actorRaquel Torres (1908-1987), actressLouise Tracy (1896-1983), founder of the John Tracy Clinic for deaf childrenSpencer Tracy (1900-1967), actorHenry Travers (1874-1965), actorEmerson Treacy (1900-1967), actorLamar Trotti (1900-1952), reporter, screenwriter, producer, 20th Century Fox executiveJim Tully (1886-1947), writerBen Turpin (1869-1940), actor and comedianLurene Tuttle (1907-1986), actress, mother of Barbara RuickValda Valkyrien (1895-1956), ballerinaNP Vang Pao (1929-2011), CIA and Royal Laotian Army General of Hmong decentW. S. Van Dyke (1889-1943), directorAdamae Vaughn (1905-1943), actressBobby Vernon (1897-1939), actorAlfred Victor Verville (1890-1970), aviation pioneerTheodore von Eltz (1893-1964), actorRufus B. von KleinSmid (1921-1947), former president of University of Arizona and University of Southern CaliforniaGustav von Seyffertitz (1862-1943), actorGeorge Waggner (1894-1984), actor, director and producerSir William James Wanless (1865-1933), surgeonJerry Wald (1911-1962), producer and screenwriterCharles Waldron (1874-1946), actorNella Walker (1886-1971), actressBeryl Wallace (1909-1948), singer, girlfriend of theatre producer, Earl CarrollHal B. Wallis (1898-1986), producerBill Walsh (1913-1975), Disney producer and screenwriterClara Ward (1824-1973), singerJay Ward (1920-1989), producer and writer of various animated seriesEthel Waters (1896-1977), actress and singerJohnny "Guitar" Watson (1935-1996), musicianRoy Webb (1888-1982), composer (unmarked grave)Alice Stebbins Wells (1873-1957), first American born female police officer, LAPD officerMary Wells (1943-1992), singerRoland West (1885-1952), directorGordon Westcott (1903-1935), actorGeorge Westmore (1879-1931), make-up artist and hairdresser, patriarch of the Westmore familyMonte Westmore (1902-1940), make-up artistPerc Westmore (1904-1970), make-up artistWally Westmore (1906-1973), make-up artistJack Westrope (1918-1958), Hall of Fame jockeyCarl Jules Weyl (1890-1948), art directorJames Whale (1889-1957), directorRichard A. Whiting (1891-1938), composer of popular songsGayne Whitman (1890-1958), actorTed Wilde (1889-1929), director and screenwriterWarren William (1894-1948), actor (ashes scattered in the Long Island Sound, cenotaph on widow's grave)Clara Williams (1888-1928), actressEarle Williams (1880-1927), actorRobert Williams (1894-1931), actorDorothy Wilson (1909-1998), actressLois Wilson (1894-1988), actressRex Wimpy (1899-1972), special-effects artist, cinematographerClaire Windsor (1892-1972), actressGrant Withers (1905-1959), actorGloria Wood (1923-1995), singer and voice actressSam Wood (1883-1949), director, producer, writer, actorStacy Woodard (1902-1942), nature filmmakerAli-Ollie Woodson (1951-2010), musician and member of The TemptationsBobby Womack (1944-2014), soul singer (unmarked niche)Harry Womack (1945-1974), soul singer, member of The Valentinos, younger brother of Bobby Womack, older brother of Cecil WomackGeorge Woolf (1910-1946), Hall of Fame jockey, rider of SeabiscuitJohn Elgin Woolf (1908-1980), architectRobert Woolsey (1888-1938), actor and comedianHank Worden (1901-1992), character actorWallace Worsley (1878-1944), stage actor turned silent film directorNP Philip K. Wrigley (1894-1977), chewing gum manufacturer, MLB executive, founder of the AAGPBL, son of William Wrigley, Jr.NP William Wrigley, Jr. (1861-1932), chewing gum magnate, owner of the Chicago CubsRobert Wyler (1900-1971), producer, older brother of William Wyler, husband of Cathy O'DonnellWilliam Wyler (1902-1981), director and producerPatrice Wymore (1926-2014), actress, widow of Errol FlynnNP Ed Wynn (1886-1966), actor and comedian, father of Keenan WynnNP Keenan Wynn (1916-1986), character actor, son of Ed WynnJames "J-Dilla" Yancey (1974-2006), hip-hop producerBarton Yarborough (1900-1951), actorNP Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952), Indian spiritual guru and authorRobert Young (1907-1998), actorJoe Yule (1892-1950), actor and father of Mickey RooneyLee Zahler (1893-1947), composer, music directorFlorenz Ziegfeld, Jr. (1867-1932), Broadway impresario (now interred at Kensico Cemetery)