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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.
  • 1

    Bea Arthur

    Dec. at 86 (1922-2009)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Alternative NameBea Arthur, Beatrice Arthur

    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 Threepenny...  more

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  • 2

    Sylvia Sidney

    Dec. at 88 (1910-1999)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    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 of...  more
  • 3

    Victor French

    Dec. at 54 (1934-1989)

    BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California, United States of America

    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 and...  more
  • 4

    Frank Packer

    Dec. at 67 (1906-1974)

    BirthplaceSydney, 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 patriarch of...  more
  • 5

    Adriana Caselotti

    Dec. at 80 (1916-1997)

    BirthplaceBridgeport, 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 Snow...  more
  • 6

    Alfred Lawson

    Dec. at 85 (1869-1954)

    BirthplaceLondon, 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 U.S....  more
  • 7

    Hermann van Pels

    Dec. at 46 (1898-1944)

    BirthplaceGehrde, Germany

  • 8

    Archie Van Winkle

    Dec. at 61 (1925-1986)

    BirthplaceJuneau, 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 Reservoir...  more
  • 9

    Oscar J. Zuniga

    Dec. at 85 (1922-2007)

    BirthplaceLaredo, 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 neighborhoods in...  more
  • 10

    Ken Curtis

    Dec. at 74 (1916-1991)

    BirthplaceLamar, Colorado, United States of America

    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. Although he...  more
  • 11

    Jeff Morrow

    Dec. at 86 (1907-1993)

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    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 artist...  more
  • 12

    Brad Johnson

    Dec. at 56 (1924-1981)

    BirthplaceYuba County, California, USA

    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 series, Annie...  more
  • 13

    Virginia Dwyer

    Dec. at 92 (1919-2012)

    BirthplaceOmaha, 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