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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.
  • 1

    Michael Jackson

    Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)

    BirthplaceGary, 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 cultural figures of...  more

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  • 2

    Elizabeth Taylor

    Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, England, UK


    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, and...  more

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  • 3

    Farrah Fawcett

    Dec. at 62 (1947-2009)

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas, USA


    Alternative NameFarrah Fawcett, Farrah Fawcett Majors

    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, Fawcett...  more

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  • 4

    Marilyn Monroe

    Dec. at 36 (1926-1962)

    BirthplaceLos 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 became one of the...  more

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  • 5

    Frank Sinatra

    Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)

    BirthplaceHoboken, New Jersey, USA


    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 one...  more

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  • 6

    Brittany Murphy

    Dec. at 32 (1977-2009)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA


    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 teenager...  more

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  • 7

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA


    Alternative NameHarrison Ford

    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 movie...  more

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  • 8

    Walt Disney

    Dec. at 65 (1901-1966)

    BirthplaceHermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America


    Alternative NameWalt Disney

    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 several...  more

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  • 9

    Sharon Tate

    Dec. at 26 (1943-1969)

    BirthplaceDallas, 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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  • 10

    Ronald Reagan

    Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)

    BirthplaceTampico, Illinois, USA


    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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  • 11

    Natalie Wood

    Dec. at 43 (1938-1981)

    BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA


    Alternative NameNatalie Wood^! Natasha Gurdin

    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. Wood...  more

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  • 12

    Bettie Page

    Dec. at 85 (1923-2008)

    BirthplaceNashville, 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 referred to...  more


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  • 13

    Lucille Ball

    Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

    BirthplaceJamestown, New York, USA


    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 sitcoms I Love...  more

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  • 14

    James Stewart

    Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)

    BirthplaceIndiana, Pennsylvania, USA


    Alternative NameJames Stewart

    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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  • 15

    Clark Gable

    Dec. at 59 (1901-1960)

    BirthplaceCadiz, 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 silent films...  more

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  • 16

    Gregory Peck

    Dec. at 87 (1916-2003)

    BirthplaceLa Jolla, California, USA


    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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  • 17

    Rodney Dangerfield

    Dec. at 83 (1921-2004)

    BirthplaceDeer 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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  • 18

    Bette Davis

    Dec. at 81 (1908-1989)

    BirthplaceLowell, 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 the greatest...  more

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  • 19

    John Candy

    Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada


    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 the...  more

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  • 20

    Humphrey Bogart

    Dec. at 58 (1899-1957)

    BirthplaceNew 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 icon....  more

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  • 21

    Jack Lemmon

    Dec. at 76 (1925-2001)

    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, USA


    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 Roberts...  more

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  • 22

    Richard Nixon

    Dec. at 81 (1913-1994)

    BirthplaceYorba 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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  • 23

    Frank Zappa

    Dec. at 53 (1940-1993)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, 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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  • 24

    John Huston

    Dec. at 81 (1906-1987)

    BirthplaceNevada, 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. citizenship to...  more

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  • 25

    James Coburn

    Dec. at 74 (1928-2002)

    BirthplaceLaurel, Nebraska, USA


    Alternative NameJames Coburn^! Jim Coburn

    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 45-year...  more

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