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List of famous people buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, 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 Woodlawn Cemetery. Here are also celebs who were buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park and notable people buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Woodlawn Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

While there are many Woodlawn Cemeteries, the most famous ones are located in Santa Monica, Detroit, Las Vegas, Bronx, Nashville, Syracuse, New York, and Washington, D.C. 

Examples of people on this list include Mark Twain and Miles Davis. 

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Woodlawn Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Woodlawn Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.

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Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 92 (1913-2005) Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom ...more

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 76 (1942-2018) Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer and songwriter. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was ...more

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Duke Ellington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 75 (1899-1974) Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923 until his death, his career spanning over 50 years. ...more

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Irving Berlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 101 (1888-1989) Irving Berlin was a Russian-born Jewish-American composer and lyricist. Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history, his music forms a great part of the Great American ...more

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Celeste Holm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 95 (1917-2012) Celeste Holm was an American stage, film and television actress. Holm won an Academy Award for her performance in Gentleman's Agreement, and was Oscar nominated for her roles in Come to the ...more

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Lionel Hampton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 94 (1908-2002) Lionel Leo Hampton was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton worked with jazz musicians from Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich to ...more

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Miles Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 65 (1926-1991) Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together ...more

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 87 (1815-1902) Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the Seneca ...more

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George M. Cohan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 64 (1878-1942) George Michael Cohan, known professionally as George M. Cohan, was an American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and producer. Cohan began his career as a child, ...more

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Madam C. J. Walker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 52 (1867-1919) Sarah Breedlove, known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an American entrepreneur and philanthropist, regarded as the first female self-made millionaire in America. She made her fortune by developing ...more

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Otto Preminger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 81 (1905-1986) Otto Ludwig Preminger was an Austrian American theatre and film director. He is known for directing over 35 feature films in a five-decade career after leaving the theatre. He first gained ...more

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Olive Thomas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 26 (1894-1920) Olive Thomas was an American silent film actress and model. Thomas began her career as an illustrators' model in 1914, and moved on to the Ziegfeld Follies the following year. During her time as ...more

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Ben Gazzara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 82 (1930-2012) Biagio Anthony Gazzarra, known as Ben Gazzara, was an American film, stage, and Emmy Award winning television actor and director.

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Carrie Chapman Catt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 88 (1859-1947) Carrie Chapman Catt was an American women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave U.S. women the right to vote in 1920. Catt ...more

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Alexander P. de Seversky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 80 (1894-1974) Alexander Nikolaievich Prokofiev de Seversky was a Russian-American aviation pioneer, inventor, and influential advocate of strategic air power.

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Nellie Bly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 58 (1864-1922) Nellie Bly was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. She was a ground-breaking reporter known for a record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules ...more

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Countee Cullen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 43 (1903-1946) Countee Cullen was an African-American poet who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

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Joseph Pulitzer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 64 (1847-1911) Joseph Pulitzer, born Pulitzer József, was a Hungarian-born American newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World. Pulitzer introduced the techniques of ...more

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Harry Carey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 69 (1878-1947) Harry Carey was an American actor and one of silent film's earliest superstars. He was the father of Harry Carey Jr., who was also a prominent actor.

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Louis Marx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 86 (1896-1982) Louis Marx was an American toy maker and businessman whose company, Louis Marx and Company, was the largest toy company in the world in the 1950s. Marx was described as an intense, hard-driving, ...more

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Levi Stubbs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 72 (1936-2008) Levi Stubbs was an American baritone singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the Motown R&B group the Four Tops. He was also a voice artist in film and animated television series, most ...more

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Charles Evans Hughes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 86 (1862-1948) Charles Evans Hughes Sr. was an American statesman, lawyer and Republican politician from New York. He served as the 36th Governor of New York, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the ...more

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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 67 (1875-1942) Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was an American sculptor, art patron and collector, and founder in 1931 of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She was a prominent social figure and ...more

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Herman Melville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 72 (1819-1891) Herman Melville was an American novelist, writer of short stories, and poet from the American Renaissance period. Most of his writings were published between 1846 and 1857. Best known for his ...more

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Mary Stuart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 76 (1926-2002) Mary Stuart was an American actress and singer/songwriter. She was born as Mary Stuart Houchins in Miami, Florida and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she graduated from Tulsa Central High ...more

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Fiorello H. LaGuardia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 65 (1882-1947) Fiorello Henry La Guardia was the 99th Mayor of New York for three terms from 1934 to 1945 as a Republican. Previously he had been elected to Congress in 1916 and 1918, and again from 1922 ...more

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Marilyn Miller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 38 (1898-1936) Marilyn Miller was one of the most popular Broadway musical stars of the 1920s and early 1930s. She was an accomplished tap dancer, singer and actress, but it was the combination of these ...more

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Clara Bloodgood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 37 (1870-1907) Clara Bloodgood was an American socialite who became a successful Broadway stage actress.

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Isidor Straus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 67 (1845-1912) Isidor Straus was a German-born American businessman and co-owner of Macy's department store with his brother Nathan. He also served briefly as a member of the United States House of ...more

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James Montgomery Flagg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 83 (1877-1960) James Montgomery Flagg was an American artist and illustrator. He worked in media ranging from fine art painting to cartooning, but is best remembered for his political posters.

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Ida Straus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Ida Straus Died at 63 (1849-1912) Ida Straus, born Rosalie Ida Blun was a German-American homemaker and wife of the co-owner of the Macy's department store. She and her husband Isidor died on board the RMS Titanic.

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Damon Runyon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 66 (1880-1946) Alfred Damon Runyon was an American newspaperman and author. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. To ...more

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Andrew J. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 72 (1828-1900) Andrew Jackson Rogers was an American lawyer, teacher, clerk, police commissioner and Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States ...more

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Addison Brown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 83 (1830-1913) Addison Brown was a United States federal judge. Brown was born in West Newbury, Massachusetts, and was educated at Amherst College. He received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1852, and an ...more

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Ossip Gabrilowitsch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 58 (1878-1936) Ossip Gabrilowitsch was a Russian-born American pianist, conductor and composer.

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Charles K. Graham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 65 (1824-1889) Charles Kinnaird Graham was a sailor in the antebellum United States Navy, attorney, and later a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. As a civil engineer, he helped ...more

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Herbert Brenon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 78 (1880-1958) Herbert Brenon was an Irish film director during the era of silent movies through the 1930s. He was born in Dublin and was educated at St Paul's School and at King's College London. Before ...more

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W. C. Handy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 85 (1873-1958) William Christopher Handy was an American blues composer and musician. He was widely known as the "Father of the Blues". Handy remains among the most influential of American ...more

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Clyde Fitch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 44 (1865-1909) Clyde Fitch was an American dramatist, the most popular writer for the Broadway stage of his time.

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Harold Lockwood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 31 (1887-1918) Harold A. Lockwood was an American silent film actor and one of the most popular matinee idols of the early film period during the 1910s.

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Archibald Gracie IV is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 53 (1859-1912) Colonel Archibald Gracie IV was an American writer, amateur historian, real estate investor, and survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. He was the last survivor to leave the ship; and, the ...more

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Bat Masterson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 68 (1853-1921) William Barclay "Bat" Masterson was a figure of the American Old West known as a buffalo hunter, U.S. Marshal and Army scout, avid fisherman, gambler, frontier lawman, and sports ...more

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Harry Payne Whitney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 58 (1872-1930) Harry Payne Whitney was an American businessman, thoroughbred horsebreeder, and member of the prominent Whitney family.

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Henry Rutgers Marshall is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 75 (1852-1927) Henry Rutgers Marshall was an American architect and psychologist. He was born in New York City; graduated from Columbia University in 1873; and became a practicing architect in New York in ...more

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Charles Ranhofer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 63 (1836-1899) Charles Ranhofer was the chef at the famous Delmonico's Restaurant in New York from 1862 to 1876 and 1879 to 1896. Ranhofer was the author of The Epicurean, an encyclopedic cookbook of over ...more

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Barbara Hutton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 67 (1912-1979) Barbara Woolworth Hutton was an American debutante/socialite, heiress and philanthropist. She was dubbed the "Poor Little Rich Girl," first when she was given a lavish and expensive ...more

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James Mitchell Ashley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 72 (1824-1896) James Mitchell Ashley was a U.S. congressman, territorial governor of Montana and railroad president.

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Alexander S. Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 78 (1839-1917) Alexander S. Williams was an American law enforcement officer and police inspector for the New York City Police Department. One of the more colorful yet controversial figures of the NYPD, ...more

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Barron Collier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 66 (1873-1939) Barron Gift Collier was an American advertising entrepreneur who became the largest landowner and developer in the U.S. state of Florida, as well as the owner of a chain of hotels, bus lines, ...more

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Alexander Archipenko is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Died at 77 (1887-1964) Alexander Porfyrovych Archipenko was a Ukrainian avant-garde artist, sculptor, and graphic artist.