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Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

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List of famous people buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Woodlawn Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

Examples of people on this list include Mark Twain and Miles Davis.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Woodlawn Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Woodlawn Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.


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    Rosa Parks
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    • Age: Died at 92 (1913-2005)
    • Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist
    • Credits: Touched by an Angel
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    Duke Ellington
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    • Age: Died at 75 (1899-1974)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Pianist, Musician, Bandleader, Lyricist, + more
    • Credits: Anatomy of a Murder, Ådalen 31, Check and Double Check, Paris Blues, NET Playhouse, + more
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    • Age: Died at 101 (1888-1989)
    • Birthplace: Mogilev Region, Belarus
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Actor, Composer
    • Credits: Top Hat, White Christmas, Holiday Inn, The Great Ziegfeld, The Champ, + more
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    Celeste Holm
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    • Age: Died at 95 (1917-2012)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: All About Eve, Three Men and a Baby, Gentleman's Agreement, High Society, Backstairs at the White House, + more
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    Lionel Hampton
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    • Age: Died at 94 (1908-2002)
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Bandleader, Actor, Composer, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Pennies from Heaven, A Song Is Born, The Timex All-star Swing Festival, Mister Rock and Roll, Lionel Hampton & the Golden Men of Jazz, + more
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1926-1991)
    • Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Scrooged, Elevator to the Gallows, The Hot Spot, Siesta, Listen Up! The Lives of Quincy Jones, + more
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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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    • Age: Died at 87 (1815-1902)
    • Birthplace: Johnstown, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Writer
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    • Age: Died at 64 (1878-1942)
    • Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    • Profession: Theatrical producer, Lyricist, Actor, Composer, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Yankee Doodle Dandy, The Broadway Melody, Sons of the Desert, Little Nellie Kelly, The Miracle Man, + more
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    Madam C. J. Walker
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    • Age: Died at 52 (1867-1919)
    • Birthplace: Delta, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1905-1986)
    • Birthplace: Ukraine, Vyzhnytsia
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Stalag 17, Laura, Anatomy of a Murder, The Hobbit, The Man with the Golden Arm, + more
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    Olive Thomas
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    • Age: Died at 26 (1894-1920)
    • Birthplace: USA, Charleroi, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Pin-up girl, Model, Actor
    • Credits: Everybody's Sweetheart, Youthful Folly, The Flapper, Love's Prisoner, Tom Sawyer, + more
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    Ben Gazzara
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    • Age: Died at 82 (1930-2012)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Television director, Actor
    • Credits: The Big Lebowski, Columbo, Road House, Anatomy of a Murder, Happiness, + more
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    Carrie Chapman Catt
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    • Age: Died at 88 (1859-1947)
    • Birthplace: Ripon, Wisconsin, United States of America
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    Alexander P. de Seversky
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    • Age: Died at 80 (1894-1974)
    • Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
    • Profession: Pilot, Businessperson, Inventor, Aerospace Engineer, Author, + more
    • Credits: Victory Through Air Power
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    Nellie Bly
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    • Age: Died at 58 (1864-1922)
    • Birthplace: Burrell Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Countee Cullen
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    • Age: Died at 43 (1903-1946)
    • Birthplace: New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Poet, Novelist, Writer
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    Joseph Pulitzer
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    • Age: Died at 64 (1847-1911)
    • Birthplace: Makó, Csongrád, Hungary
    • Profession: Publisher, Politician, Journalist, Lawyer
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    • Age: Died at 69 (1878-1947)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Red River, So Dear to My Heart, Duel in the Sun, Angel and the Badman, + more
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    • Age: Died at 86 (1896-1982)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor
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    • Age: Died at 72 (1936-2008)
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Little Shop of Horrors, Captain N: The Game Master, The Four Tops: 50th Anniversary Concert
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