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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
Michael Jackson Died at 51 (1958-2009) Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Elizabeth Taylor Died at 79 (1932-2011) Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of ...more

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Farrah Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Farrah Fawcett Died at 62 (1947-2009) Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett was an American actress and artist. A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she posed for her ...more

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Marilyn Monroe Died at 36 (1926-1962) Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. After ...more

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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Frank Sinatra Died at 83 (1915-1998) Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, director, and producer. Beginning his musical career in the swing era as a boy singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, ...more

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Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Brittany Murphy Died at 32 (1977-2009) Brittany Murphy-Monjack, known professionally as Brittany Murphy, was an American film and stage actress, singer, and voice artist. Murphy, a native of Atlanta, 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
Harrison Ford age 75 Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of ...more

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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Walt Disney Died at 65 (1901-1966) Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and ...more

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Sharon Tate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Sharon Tate Died at 26 (1943-1969) Sharon Marie Tate was an American actress, sex symbol and model. During the 1960s she played small television roles before appearing in several movies. She also appeared regularly in fashion ...more

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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Ronald Reagan Died at 93 (1911-2004) Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States. Before his presidency he served as the 33rd Governor of California and was also an actor from 1937–1964. Born and raised in ...more

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Natalie Wood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Natalie Wood Died at 43 (1938-1981) Natalie Wood was an American film and television actress best known for her screen roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, and West Side Story. After first ...more

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Bettie Page is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Bettie Page Died at 85 (1923-2008) Bettie Mae Page was an American model who gained a significant profile in the 1950s for her pin-up photos. Often referred to as the "Queen of Pinups", her jet black hair, blue eyes, ...more

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Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Lucille Ball Died at 78 (1911-1989) Lucille Désirée Ball was an American actress, comedian, model, and film studio executive. She was the star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, ...more

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in California
James Stewart Died at 89 (1908-1997) James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many ...more

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Clark Gable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Clark Gable Died at 59 (1901-1960) Clark Gable was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an ...more

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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Gregory Peck Died at 87 (1916-2003) Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor. One of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. His performance ...more

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Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Rodney Dangerfield Died at 83 (1921-2004) Rodney Dangerfield was an American comedian and actor, known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme. He is also remembered for his 1980s film ...more

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Bette Davis Died at 81 (1908-1989) Ruth Elizabeth Davis, known as Bette Davis, was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in cinema history, she was noted for her willingness ...more

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John Candy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in California
John Candy Died at 44 (1950-1994) John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second City and its related Second City Television series and through his ...more

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Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Humphrey Bogart Died at 58 (1899-1957) Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in such iconic 1940s films noir as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep, earned him the legacy of cultural ...more

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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Jack Lemmon Died at 76 (1925-2001) John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III was an American actor and musician. Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins. He starred in over 60 films, such as Some Like It Hot, ...more

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Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Richard Nixon Died at 81 (1913-1994) Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only U.S. president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a U.S. representative ...more

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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Frank Zappa Died at 53 (1940-1993) Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed ...more

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John Huston is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in California
John Huston Died at 81 (1906-1987) John Marcellus Huston was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: ...more

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James Coburn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in California
James Coburn Died at 74 (1928-2002) James Harrison Coburn III was an American actor. He was featured in more than 70 films and made 100 television appearances during his 45-year career, winning an Academy Award for his supporting ...more

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Jean Harlow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Jean Harlow Died at 26 (1911-1937) Jean Harlow was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. After being signed by director Howard Hughes, Harlow's first major appearance was in Hell's Angels, followed by a series of ...more

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Jane Wyman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Jane Wyman Died at 90 (1917-2007) Jane Wyman was an American singer, dancer, and film/television actress. She began her film career in 1932 and her work in television lasted into 1993. She was considered a prolific performer for ...more

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Eva Gabor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Eva Gabor Died at 76 (1919-1995) Eva Gabor was a Hungarian-born American socialite and actress. She was widely known for her role on the 1965 to 1971 television sitcom Green Acres as Lisa Douglas, the wife of Eddie Albert's ...more

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Shelley Winters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Shelley Winters Died at 86 (1920-2006) Shelley Winters was an American actress who appeared in dozens of films, as well as on stage and television; her career spanned over 50 years until her death in 2006. Winters won Academy Awards ...more

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Jack Benny is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Jack Benny Died at 80 (1894-1974) Jack Benny was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading American entertainer of the 20th century, Benny portrayed his ...more

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Truman Capote is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Truman Capote Died at 60 (1924-1984) Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, screenwriter, playwright, actor, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary ...more

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Stan Laurel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Stan Laurel Died at 75 (1890-1965) Arthur Stanley Jefferson, better known by his stage name Stan Laurel, was an English comic actor, writer and film director, most famous as Laurel of comedic duo Laurel and Hardy – Hardy being ...more

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Liberace is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Liberace Died at 68 (1919-1987) Władziu Valentino Liberace, mononymously known as Liberace, was an American pianist and entertainer. A child prodigy and the first generation son of working class immigrants, Liberace's career ...more

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George Burns is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in California
George Burns Died at 100 (1896-1996) George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, award-winning actor and best-selling writer. George Burns was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned ...more

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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Billy Wilder Died at 96 (1906-2002) Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most ...more

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Joan Blondell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Joan Blondell Died at 73 (1906-1979) Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress who performed in movies and on television for five decades as Joan Blondell. After winning a beauty pageant, Blondell embarked upon a film career. ...more

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Dean Martin Died at 78 (1917-1995) Dean Martin was an American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of ...more

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Chuck Connors is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Chuck Connors Died at 71 (1921-1992) Kevin Joseph "Chuck" Connors was an American actor, writer and professional basketball and baseball player. He is one of only 12 athletes in the history of American professional sports ...more

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Carroll O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Carroll O'Connor Died at 77 (1924-2001) Carroll O'Connor was an American actor, producer and director whose television career spanned four decades. A life-member of The Actors Studio, O'Connor first attracted attention as Major ...more

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Merv Griffin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Merv Griffin Died at 82 (1925-2007) Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin, Jr. was an American television host, musician, actor, and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who went on to appear in film ...more

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Estelle Getty is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Estelle Getty Died at 85 (1923-2008) Estelle Scher-Gettleman, better known by her stage name Estelle Getty, was an American actress and comedienne, who appeared in film, television, and theatre. She was best known for her role as ...more

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Ricardo Montalbán is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Ricardo Montalbán Died at 89 (1920-2009) Ricardo Montalbán was an actor.

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William Randolph Hearst is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in California
William Randolph Hearst Died at 88 (1863-1951) William Randolph Hearst was an American newspaper publisher who built the nation's largest newspaper chain and whose methods profoundly influenced American journalism. Hearst entered the ...more

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Rod Steiger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Rod Steiger Died at 77 (1925-2002) Rodney Stephen "Rod" Steiger was an American actor known for his performances in such films as On the Waterfront, The Big Knife, Oklahoma!, The Harder They Fall, Across the Bridge, The ...more

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Donna Reed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Donna Reed Died at 65 (1921-1986) Donna Reed was an American film and television actress and producer. Her career spanned over forty years, with appearances in over forty films. She is well known for her role as Mary Hatch ...more

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Sandra Dee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Sandra Dee Died at 63 (1942-2005) Sandra Dee was an American actress. Dee began her career as a model and progressed to film. Best known for her portrayal of ingenues, Dee won a Golden Globe Award in 1959 as one of the year's ...more

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Gene Autry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Gene Autry Died at 91 (1907-1998) Orvon Grover Autry, better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio, in movies, and on television for more than three decades beginning in ...more

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Steve Allen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Steve Allen Died at 79 (1921-2000) Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen was an American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got his start in radio, Allen is best ...more

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Cyd Charisse is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Cyd Charisse Died at 86 (1922-2008) Cyd Charisse was an American actress and dancer. After recovering from polio as a child, and studying ballet, Charisse entered films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a ...more

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Heather O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Buried in California
Heather O'Rourke Died at 13 (1975-1988) Heather O'Rourke was an American child actress. She was discovered at the age of five by director Steven Spielberg while eating lunch with her mother at the MGM commissary. Spielberg cast her as ...more