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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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 75 (1899-1974) Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist and bandleader of jazz orchestras. He led his orchestra from 1923, his career spanning over 50 years. Born in ...more

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Irving Berlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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