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Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery 

Jerry Greenfield
Updated June 14, 2019 174.3k views 189 items

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.

George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Lung cancer

Age: Dec. at 58 (1943-2001)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Known as: Musician George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the ...more
Jayne Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Traffic collision

Age: Dec. at 34 (1933-1967)

Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Known as: Actress Jayne Mansfield (born April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American film, theater, and television actress. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy ...more
Johnny Ramone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Prostate cancer, Cancer

Age: Dec. at 56 (1948-2004)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Known as: Musician And Member Of The Ramones John William Cummings (October 8, 1948 – September 15, 2004), known professionally as Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk ...more
Cecil B. DeMille is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Cardiovascular disease

Age: Dec. at 78 (1881-1959)

Birthplace: Ashfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

Known as: Director/Producer Cecil Blount DeMille (; August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American filmmaker. Between 1914 and 1958, he made a total of 70 features, both silent and sound films. He is acknowledged as a ...more
Estelle Getty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Dementia with Lewy bodies

Age: Dec. at 85 (1923-2008)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Known as: Actress Estelle Getty (née Scher; also known as Estelle Gettleman; July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008) was an American actress and comedian, who appeared in film, television, and theatre. She was best ...more
John Huston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Emphysema, Pneumonia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1906-1987)

Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States of America

Known as: Director/Screenwriter John Marcellus Huston (; August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. Huston was a citizen of the United States by birth but renounced U.S. ...more
Mel Blanc is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Cardiovascular disease, Emphysema, Stroke

Age: Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Known as: Actor/Comedian And Voice Over Talent Melvin Jerome Blanc (; May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor and radio personality. After beginning his over-60-year career performing in radio, he became known for his work ...more
Rudolph Valentino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Peritonitis, Pleurisy

Age: Dec. at 31 (1895-1926)

Birthplace: Castellaneta, Italy

Known as: Actor Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguella (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926), known professionally as Rudolph Valentino, was an Italian actor based in the ...more
Peter Lorre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Stroke

Age: Dec. at 60 (1904-1964)

Birthplace: Slovakia, Eurasia, Ružomberok

Known as: Actor Peter Lorre (born László Löwenstein; 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was a Hungarian-born American character actor of Jewish descent. Lorre began his stage career in Vienna ...more
Douglas Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Myocardial infarction

Age: Dec. at 56 (1883-1939)

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Known as: Actor Douglas Fairbanks (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman; May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles ...more
David White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Myocardial infarction

Age: Died at 74 (1916-1990)

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Known as: Actor David White (April 4, 1916 – November 27, 1990) was an American stage, film and television actor best known for playing Darrin Stephens' boss Larry Tate on the 1964–72 ABC situation comedy
Joe Dassin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Myocardial infarction

Age: Dec. at 42 (1938-1980)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Known as: French/American Singer-songwriter Joseph Ira Dassin (5 November 1938 – 20 August 1980) was an American-born French singer-songwriter.
John Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Myocardial infarction

Age: Dec. at 71 (1887-1958)

Birthplace: USA, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Known as: Actor For the American actor of 1893 - 1967, see John F. Hamilton. John Rummel Hamilton (January 16, 1887 – October 15, 1958) was an American actor, who played in many movies and television programs. ...more
Natasha Shneider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Cancer

Age: Dec. at 52 (1956-2008)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Known as: Musician, Actress Natalia Mikhailovna Schneiderman (Latvian: Natālija Mihailovna Šneidersmane), (Russian: Наталия Михайловна Шнайдерман), known in the English-speaking world as Natasha Shneider (Russian: Наташа ...more
Tyrone Power is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Myocardial infarction

Age: Dec. at 44 (1914-1958)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Known as: Actor Tyrone Edmund Power III (May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958) was an American film, stage and radio actor. From the 1930s to the 1950s, Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles ...more
Yma Sumac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Yma Sumac
Known as: Singer, Actress
Steve James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Age: 64

Birthplace: Hampton

Known as: Actor Steve James (born March 8, 1954) is an Oscar-nominated American film producer and director of several documentaries, including Hoop Dreams (1994), Stevie (2002), and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail ...more
Robert Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Robert Mitchell

Age: 47

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Known as: Organist Robert Mitchell (born 1971) is a British jazz musician, composer and teacher.
Paul Muni is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Heart Disorder

Age: Dec. at 72 (1895-1967)

Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine

Known as: Actor Paul Muni (born Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund; September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an American stage and film actor who grew up in Chicago. Muni was a five-time Academy Award ...more
Woody Herman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Age: Dec. at 74 (1913-1987)

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

Known as: Musician Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd", Herman ...more
Victor Young is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Stroke, Cerebral hemorrhage

Age: Dec. at 56 (1900-1956)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Known as: Composer Not to be confused with the actor Victor Sen Yung who was sometimes billed as Victor YoungVictor Young (August 8, 1900 – November 10, 1956) was an American composer, arranger, violinist and ...more
Nelson Riddle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Heart failure, Renal failure

Age: Dec. at 64 (1921-1985)

Birthplace: Oradell, New Jersey, USA

Known as: Musician/Composer And Band Leader Nelson Smock Riddle Jr. (June 1, 1921 – October 6, 1985) was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. His work for ...more
Art Pepper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Age: Dec. at 57 (1925-1982)

Birthplace: Gardena, California, United States of America

Known as: Musician Arthur Edward Pepper Jr. (September 1, 1925 – June 15, 1982) was an American alto saxophonist and very occasional tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. A longtime figure in West Coast jazz, Pepper ...more
Peter Finch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Myocardial infarction

Age: Dec. at 61 (1916-1977)

Birthplace: England, London

Known as: Actor Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch (28 September 1916 – 14 January 1977) was an English-Australian actor. He is best remembered for his role as crazed television anchorman Howard Beale in the ...more
Victor Fleming is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Myocardial infarction

Age: Dec. at 60 (1889-1949)

Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America

Known as: Director Victor Lonzo Fleming (February 23, 1889 – January 6, 1949) was an American film director, cinematographer, and producer. His most popular films were The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind (both ...more