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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.
  • Michael Jackson1

    Michael Jackson

    Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)

    BirthplaceUSA, Indiana, Gary

    Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • Elizabeth Taylor2

    Elizabeth Taylor

    Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)

    BirthplaceHampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom

    Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American...  more

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  • Farrah Fawcett3

    Farrah Fawcett

    Dec. at 62 (1947-2009)

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas, USA

    Farrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress of stage and...  more

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  • Marilyn Monroe4

    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...  more

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  • Frank Sinatra5

    Frank Sinatra

    Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)

    BirthplaceHoboken, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Brittany Murphy6

    Brittany Murphy

    Age: Died at 32 (1977-2009)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Brittany Anne Murphy-Monjack (born Brittany Anne Bertolotti; November 10, 1977 – December 20,...  more

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  • Harrison Ford7

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his...  more

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  • Walt Disney8

    Walt Disney

    Dec. at 65 (1901-1966)

    BirthplaceHermosa, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur,...  more

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  • Sharon Tate9

    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...  more

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  • Ronald Reagan10

    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...  more

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  • Natalie Wood11

    Natalie Wood

    Dec. at 43 (1938-1981)

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko; July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an...  more

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  • Bettie Page12

    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...  more


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  • Lucille Ball13

    Lucille Ball

    Dec. at 78 (1911-1989)

    BirthplaceJamestown, New York, United States of America

    Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American actress, comedian,...  more

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  • James Stewart14

    James Stewart

    Dec. at 89 (1908-1997)

    BirthplaceIndiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military...  more

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  • Clark Gable15

    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...  more

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  • Gregory Peck16

    Gregory Peck

    Dec. at 87 (1916-2003)

    BirthplaceLa 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...  more

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  • Rodney Dangerfield17

    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...  more

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  • Bette Davis18

    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...  more

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  • John Candy19

    John Candy

    Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian actor and comedian,...  more

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  • Humphrey Bogart20

    Humphrey Bogart

    Dec. at 58 (1899-1957)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Humphrey DeForest Bogart (; December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American film and...  more

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  • Jack Lemmon21

    Jack Lemmon

    Dec. at 76 (1925-2001)

    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor who was...  more

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  • Richard Nixon22

    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...  more

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  • Frank Zappa23

    Frank Zappa

    Age: Died at 53 (1940-1993)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA

    Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American...  more
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  • John Huston24

    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,...  more

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  • James Coburn25

    James Coburn

    Dec. at 74 (1928-2002)

    BirthplaceLaurel, Nebraska, United States of America

    James Harrison Coburn III (August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an American actor. He...  more

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