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Famous People Who Were Cremated

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List of famous people cremated, 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 who had cremations. If you're ever visiting cremation sites and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Bea Arthur to Sylvia Sidney.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people were cremated?" and "Which celebrities had cremations?"

From celebrity tombs to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people who were cremated. You can find useful information below for these notable people cremated, like what year and where the person was born.
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Bea Arthur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Dec. at 87 (1922-2009)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Beatrice Arthur (born Bernice Frankel; May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) was an American actress and comedienne. Arthur began her career on stage in 1947 and made her Broadway debut in The ...more

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Sylvia Sidney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Dec. at 89 (1910-1999)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow, August 8, 1910 – July 1, 1999) was an American actress of stage, screen and film, with a career spanning over 70 years, who first rose to prominence in dozens ...more
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Victor French is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Dec. at 55 (1934-1989)

Birthplace: USA, California, Santa Barbara

Victor Edwin French (December 4, 1934 – June 15, 1989) was an American actor and director. He is remembered for roles on the television programs Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven ...more
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Frank Packer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Dec. at 68 (1906-1974)

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Sir Douglas Frank Hewson Packer, KBE, OStJ (3 December 1906 – 1 May 1974), was an Australian media proprietor who controlled Australian Consolidated Press and the Nine Network. He was a ...more
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Adriana Caselotti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Dec. at 81 (1916-1997)

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

Adriana Caselotti (May 6, 1916 – January 18, 1997) was an American actress, voice actress and singer. Caselotti was the voice of the title character of the first Walt Disney animated feature ...more
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Alfred Lawson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Dec. at 85 (1869-1954)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Alfred William Lawson (March 24, 1869 – November 29, 1954) was a professional baseball player, manager, and league promoter from 1887 through 1916 and went on to play a pioneering role in the ...more
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Hermann van Pels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Hermann van Pels Dec. at 46 (1898-1944)

Birthplace: Gehrde, Germany

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Archie Van Winkle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Dec. at 61 (1925-1986)

Birthplace: Juneau, Alaska

Colonel Archie Van Winkle (March 17, 1925 – May 22, 1986) was a United States Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions as a staff sergeant during the advance to the Chosin ...more
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Oscar J. Zuniga is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Dec. at 85 (1922-2007)

Birthplace: Laredo, Texas

Oscar J. Zuñiga, Sr. (May 30, 1922 – July 23, 2007), was a registered professional engineer and land surveyor who played an important role in the construction of several residential ...more
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Ken Curtis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Dec. at 75 (1916-1991)

Birthplace: USA, Lamar, Colorado

Ken Curtis (born Curtis Wain Gates, July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) was an American singer and actor best known for his role as Festus Haggin on the CBS western television series Gunsmoke. ...more

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Jeff Morrow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Dec. at 86 (1907-1993)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Leslie Irving Morrow, known as Jeff Morrow (January 13, 1907 – December 26, 1993), was an American actor educated at the Pratt Institute in his native New York City. Morrow was a commercial ...more
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Brad Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Dec. at 57 (1924-1981)

Birthplace: Marysville, California, United States of America

Elmer Bradley "Brad" Johnson (July 23, 1924 – April 4, 1981), was an American film and television actor, best remembered for his role as the deputy Lofty Craig on the 1950s Western ...more
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Virginia Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Were Cremated
Dec. at 93 (1919-2012)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Virginia Dwyer Gorman (December 19, 1919 – August 20, 2012) was an actress known for her roles in several daytime soap operas. From 1954 to 1962, she had roles on at least five daytime programs, ...more