Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Old Hollywood lives on in this list of notable people and celebrities buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This list includes the names of famous and significant people whose graves, mausoleums, or memorials can be found at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood as well as those who have been cremated at Hollywood Forever. If you've ever visited for a movie night or taken a tour of LA, you might have wondered: "Who is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery?" Let this list help answer that question!

From Cecil B. DeMille to Jayne Mansfield, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the forever home of some of the world's most famous stars. Complete lists of interments at various cemeteries are not always revealed to the public, but a lot of information about the graves and headstones of celebrities can often be found on the web, and Hollywood Forever Cemetery has released some of this information. Cemeteries often have different policies about allowing the public to visit celebrity graves so it's a good idea to get in touch with them first before grabbing a map of the graveyard and planning a trip.

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  • Edward Bunker
    Surgical complications
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1933-2005)
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Known as: Actor
    Edward Heward Bunker (December 31, 1933 – July 19, 2005) was an American author of crime fiction, a screenwriter, convicted felon and an actor. He wrote numerous books, some of which have been ...more
  • Known as: Cinematographer
    David Abel may refer to: David Abel (general) (1935–2019), Myanmar Army general and cabinet minister David Abel (cinematographer) (1884–1973), cinematographer
  • Known as: Actress
    Ann Savage (born Bernice Maxine Lyon, February 19, 1921 – December 25, 2008) was an American film and television actress. She is best remembered as the cigarette-puffing femme fatale in the ...more
  • Leon Schlesinger
    Viral Infection
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1884-1949)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Known as: Head Of Animation At Warner Bros.
    Leon Schlesinger (May 20, 1884 – December 25, 1949) was an American film producer, remembered for founding Leon Schlesinger Productions, which later became the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio, during ...more
  • Louis Calhern
    Myocardial infarction
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1895-1956)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    Known as: Actor
    Carl Henry Vogt (February 19, 1895 – May 12, 1956), known professionally as Louis Calhern, was an American stage and screen actor. For portraying Oliver Wendell Holmes in the film The Magnificent ...more
  • Ben Lyon
    Myocardial infarction
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1901-1979)
    • Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta
    Known as: Actor
    Ben Lyon (February 6, 1901 – March 22, 1979) was an American film actor and a studio executive at 20th Century Fox, who later acted in British radio, films and TV.
  • Known as: Actress
    Molly Dodd (November 11, 1921 — March 26, 1981) was an American actress.
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1894-1957)
    • Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America
    Known as: Actress
    Norma Marie Talmadge (May 2, 1894 – December 24, 1957) was an American actress and film producer of the silent era. A major box-office draw for more than a decade, her career reached a peak in the ...more
  • Steve Wayne

    Steve Wayne

    • Age: Dec. at 84 (1920-2004)
    Known as: Actor
    Steve Wayne (1920 – September 5, 2004) was a film and television actor appearing in movies and commercials for products such as Alka-Seltzer, Wheaties and Ocean Spray. Wayne was born Norman ...more
  • Joseph Schildkraut
    Myocardial infarction
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1896-1964)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    Known as: Actor
    Joseph Schildkraut (22 March 1896 – 21 January 1964) was an Austrian-American actor. He won an Oscar for his performance as Captain Alfred Dreyfus in the film The Life of Emile Zola (1937), later he ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 53 (1873-1926)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    Known as: Actor
    Charles Avery (May 28, 1873 – July 23, 1926) was an American silent-film actor, film director, and screenwriter.One of the original seven Keystone Kops, Avery directed Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in ...more
  • Ed Gardner
    Liver disease
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1901-1963)
    • Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Astoria
    Known as: Actor/Comedian
    Ed Gardner (June 29, 1901 – August 17, 1963) was an American comic actor, writer and director, best remembered as the creator and star of the radio's popular Duffy's Tavern comedy series.
  • Iron Eyes Cody
    Natural causes
    • Age: Dec. at 94 (1904-1999)
    • Birthplace: Kaplan, Louisiana, United States of America
    Known as: Actor
    Iron Eyes Cody (born Espera Oscar de Corti, April 3, 1904 – January 4, 1999) was an Italian-American actor. He portrayed Native Americans in Hollywood films, famously as Chief Iron Eyes in Bob Hope's ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 42 (1901-1944)
    • Birthplace: Cheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America
    Known as: Actress
    Mildred Harris (November 29, 1901 – July 20, 1944) was an American film actress during the early part of the 20th century. Harris began her career in the film industry as a child actress when she was ...more
  • Elmo Lincoln
    Myocardial infarction
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1889-1952)
    • Birthplace: USA, Rochester, Indiana
    Known as: Actor
    Elmo Lincoln (born Otto Elmo Linkenhelt) (February 6, 1889 – June 27, 1952) was an American film actor.
  • Known as: Director/Producer And Screenwriter
    Alfred Ernest Christie (23 October 1881 – 14 April 1951) was a Canadian-born film director, producer, and screenwriter.
    • Age: Dec. at 48 (1890-1938)
    • Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
    Known as: Actress
    Florence Lawrence (born Florence Annie Bridgwood; January 2, 1886 – December 28, 1938) was a Canadian-American stage performer and film actress. She is often referred to as the "first movie star," ...more
  • Known as: Actor
    Paul Marco (June 10, 1927 – May 14, 2006) was an American actor who often appeared in movies made by Ed Wood, including the "Kelton Trilogy" of Bride of the Monster, Night of the Ghouls and Plan 9 ...more
  • Known as: British Director
    Zoltan Korda (June 3, 1895 – October 13, 1961) was a Hungarian-born motion picture screenwriter, director and producer. He made his first film in Hungary in 1918, and worked with his brother ...more
  • Bronis?aw Kaper

    Bronis?aw Kaper

    Known as: Composer
  • Coral Browne
    Breast cancer
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1913-1991)
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
    Known as: Actress
    Coral Edith Browne (23 July 1913 – 29 May 1991) was an Australian-American stage and screen actress. Her extensive theatre credits included Broadway productions of Macbeth (1956), The Rehearsal ...more
  • Gregg Toland
    Coronary thrombosis
    • Age: Dec. at 44 (1904-1948)
    • Birthplace: Charleston, Illinois
    Known as: Cinematographer
    Gregg Toland, A.S.C. (May 29, 1904 – September 28, 1948) was an American cinematographer known for his innovative use of techniques such as deep focus, examples of which can be found in his work on ...more
  • Orlando Costa

    Orlando Costa

    Known as: Portuguese Minister
  • Perry Lopez
    Lung cancer
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1931-2008)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    Known as: Actor
    Perry Lopez (born Julios Caesar Lopez; July 22, 1929 – February 14, 2008) was an American film and television actor. His acting career spanned 40 years. Lopez was born in New York City of Puerto ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1926-2007)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Known as: Director
    Gene Curtis Harrington (September 17, 1926 – May 6, 2007) was an American film and television director whose work included experimental films, horror films, and episodic television. He is considered ...more
  • Vito Scotti
    Lung cancer
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1918-1996)
    • Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
    Known as: Actor
    Vito Giusto Scotti (January 26, 1918 – June 5, 1996) was an American character actor who played many roles on Broadway, in films, and later on television, primarily from the late 1930s to the mid ...more
  • William Desmond Taylor
    Firearm, Murder
    • Age: Dec. at 49 (1872-1922)
    • Birthplace: Carlow, Republic of Ireland
    Known as: Movie Director
    William Desmond Taylor (born William Cunningham Deane-Tanner, 26 April 1872 – 1 February 1922) was an Anglo-Irish-American director and actor. A popular figure in the growing Hollywood motion picture ...more
  • Known as: Los Angeles Times Publisher
    Harrison Gray Otis (October 8, 1765 – October 28, 1848), was a businessman, lawyer, and politician, becoming one of the most important leaders of the United States' first political party, the ...more
  • Edgar Ulmer

    Edgar Ulmer

    Known as: Actor
  • Gilbert Adrian

    Gilbert Adrian

    Known as: Costume Designer