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Famous People Buried in California

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List of famous people buried in California, 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 California. If you're ever visiting California and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

List features Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and more people.

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

From celebrity tombs at California to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is California. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in California, like what year and where the person was born.
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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)

Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s, ...more

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Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 62 (1947-2009)

Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

Farrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress of stage and screen, model, and artist. A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, ...more

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comic "blonde bombshell" characters, she ...more

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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)

Birthplace: Hoboken, USA, New Jersey

Francis Albert Sinatra (; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is ...more

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Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 32 (1977-2009)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack (born Brittany Anne Bertolotti; November 10, 1977 – December 20, 2009) was an American actress and singer. A native of Atlanta, Murphy moved to Los Angeles as a ...more

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Age: 76

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the Star Wars film series and as the title character of the Indiana Jones ...more

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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 65 (1901-1966)

Birthplace: Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced ...more

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Sharon Tate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 26 (1943-1969)

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Sharon Marie Tate Polanski (January 24, 1943 – August 9, 1969) was an American actress and model. During the 1960s, she played small television roles before appearing in films and was regularly ...more

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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)

Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, United States of America

Ronald Wilson Reagan (; February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his presidency, he was a ...more

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Natalie Wood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 43 (1938-1981)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko; July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an American actress who began her career in film as a child and became a Hollywood star as a young adult. ...more

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Bettie Page is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Bettie Page Dec. at 85 (1923-2008)

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Betty Mae Page (April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008), known professionally as Bettie Page, was an American model who gained a significant profile in the 1950s for her pin-up photos. Often ...more

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Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States of America

Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American actress, comedian, model, entertainment studio executive and producer. She was the star of the self-produced ...more

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. Known for his distinctive drawl, ...more

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Clark Gable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 59 (1901-1960)

Birthplace: Cadiz, Ohio, United States of America

William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor who is often referred to as "The King of Hollywood". He began his career as an extra in Hollywood ...more

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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 87 (1916-2003)

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor. He was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck received five Academy Award for Best Actor ...more

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Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 83 (1921-2004)

Birthplace: Deer Park, New York, United States of America

Jack Roy (born Jacob Rodney Cohen, November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), popularly known by the stage name Rodney Dangerfield, was an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, producer, ...more

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (; April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. With a career spanning 60 years, she is regarded as one of ...more

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John Candy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

Birthplace: Canada, Newmarket, Ontario, Regional Municipality of York, Americas

John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian, known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of ...more

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Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 58 (1899-1957)

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

Humphrey DeForest Bogart (; December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American film and theater actor. His performances in numerous films from the Classical Hollywood era made him a cultural ...more

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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 76 (1925-2001)

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America

John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor who was nominated for an Academy Award eight times, winning twice. He starred in over 60 films, such as Mister ...more

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Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)

Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States of America

Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 37th president of the United States from 1969 until 1974. The only president to resign the ...more

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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 53 (1940-1993)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and bandleader. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form ...more

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John Huston is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 81 (1906-1987)

Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States of America

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

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James Coburn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dec. at 74 (1928-2002)

Birthplace: Laurel, Nebraska, United States of America

James Harrison Coburn III (August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an American actor. He featured in more than 70 films, largely action roles, and made 100 television appearances during a ...more

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