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Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

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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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  • 1
    Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Rosa Parks

    Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)

    BirthplaceTuskegee, Alabama, United States of America

    Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an American activist in... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Aretha Franklin

    Dec. at 76 (1942-2018)

    BirthplaceTennessee, USA, Memphis

    Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Duke Ellington is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Duke Ellington

    Dec. at 75 (1899-1974)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Irving Berlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Irving Berlin

    Dec. at 101 (1888-1989)

    BirthplaceMogilev Region, Belarus

    Irving Berlin (born Israel Isidore Beilin; Yiddish: ישראל בעילין‎; May 11, 1888 – September... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Celeste Holm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Celeste Holm

    Dec. at 95 (1917-2012)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Celeste Holm (April 29, 1917 – July 15, 2012) was an American stage, film and television... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Lionel Hampton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Lionel Hampton

    Dec. at 94 (1908-2002)

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908 – August 31, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphonist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Miles Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Miles Davis

    Dec. at 65 (1926-1991)

    BirthplaceUSA, Alton, Illinois

    Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Dec. at 87 (1815-1902)

    BirthplaceJohnstown, New York

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American suffragist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    George M. Cohan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    George M. Cohan

    Dec. at 64 (1878-1942)

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island, United States of America

    George Michael Cohan (July 3, 1878 – November 5, 1942), known professionally as George M.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Madam C. J. Walker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Madam C. J. Walker

    Dec. at 52 (1867-1919)

    BirthplaceDelta, Louisiana

    Sarah Breedlove (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Otto Preminger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Otto Preminger

    Dec. at 81 (1905-1986)

    BirthplaceVyzhnytsia, Ukraine

    Otto Ludwig Preminger (, German pronunciation: [ˈpreːmiŋɐ]; 5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986)... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Olive Thomas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Olive Thomas

    Dec. at 26 (1894-1920)

    BirthplaceCharleroi, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Olive Thomas (born Oliva R. Duffy; October 20, 1894 – September 10, 1920) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Ben Gazzara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Ben Gazzara

    Age: Died at 82 (1930-2012)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Biagio Anthony Gazzarra (August 28, 1930 – February 3, 2012), known as Ben Gazzara, was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Carrie Chapman Catt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Carrie Chapman Catt

    Dec. at 88 (1859-1947)

    BirthplaceRipon, Wisconsin

    Carrie Chapman Catt (January 9, 1859 – March 9, 1947) was an American women's suffrage leader... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Alexander P. de Seversky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Alexander P. de Seversky

    Dec. at 80 (1894-1974)

    BirthplaceEastern Europe, North Caucasus, Europe, Caucasus, Tbilisi

    Alexander Nikolaievich Prokofiev de Seversky was a Russian-American aviation pioneer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Nellie Bly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Nellie Bly

    Dec. at 58 (1864-1922)

    BirthplaceBurrell Township, Pennsylvania

    Elizabeth Cochran Seaman (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922), better known by her pen name Nellie... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Countee Cullen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Countee Cullen

    Dec. at 43 (1903-1946)

    BirthplaceNew York

    Countee Cullen (born Countee LeRoy Porter; May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Joseph Pulitzer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Joseph Pulitzer

    Dec. at 64 (1847-1911)

    BirthplaceMakó, Csongrád, Hungary

    Joseph John Pulitzer ( PUUL-it-sər; Hungarian: [ˈpulit͡sɛr]; born József Pulitzer; April 10,... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Harry Carey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Harry Carey

    Dec. at 69 (1878-1947)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Henry DeWitt Carey II (January 16, 1878 – September 21, 1947) was an American actor and one of... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Louis Marx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Louis Marx

    Dec. at 86 (1896-1982)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Louis Marx (August 11, 1896 – February 5, 1982) was an American toy maker and businessman... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Levi Stubbs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Levi Stubbs

    Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Levi Stubbs (born Levi Stubbles, June 6, 1936 – October 17, 2008) was an American baritone... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Charles Evans Hughes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Charles Evans Hughes

    Dec. at 86 (1862-1948)

    BirthplaceGlens Falls, New York, United States of America

    Charles Evans Hughes Sr. (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was an American statesman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

    Dec. at 67 (1875-1942)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was an American sculptor, art patron and collector, and founder in... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Herman Melville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Herman Melville

    Dec. at 72 (1819-1891)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Mary Stuart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery

    Mary Stuart

    Dec. at 76 (1926-2002)

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Mary Stuart (born Mary Houchins; July 4, 1926 – February 28, 2002) was an American actress,... more on Wikipedia
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