Westwood is a lovely little cemetery in the heart of the Wilshire District. As you can see from the picture, it is fronted by large office buildings. Westwood is a peaceful oasis and is the resting spot of some of Hollywood's most illustrious stars, the biggest being Marilyn Monroe. Westwood's staff is extremely helpful and they have a list in the office that you can ask for. Since Westwood is so small, you should have no trouble finding everyone. They are either on the lawn, in the wall crypts or in the new private garden. The only locked room is the Room of Prayer, which is not opened to the public.

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Ager, Milton - d. May 6, 1979 - Songwriter, famous for songs like "Aint She Sweet" and "Happy Days Are Here Again".

Location: Main Urn Garden

Albert, Eddie - d. May 26, 2005 - Actor, most famous for his role as Oliver Wendall Douglas, on the television series, "Green Acres". His television wife, Eva Gabor, is also buried here.

Location: Section D, #61, with his wife, Margo

Albert, Margo - d. July 17, 1985 - Actress, wife of actor Eddie Albert. Played Maria in Lost Horizon.

Location: Section D #61

Alper, Gitta - d. February 17, 1991 - Opera singer

Location: Corridor of Memories

Arden, Eve- d. 1990 - Actress, most famous for "Our Miss Brooks"

Location: Section D, #81

Aubrey, James T. - d. September 3, 1994 - Producer, former President of CBS (1959 - 1965) and former head of MGM under Kirk Kirkorian (1969-1973).

Location: Urn Garden

Averback, Hy- d. 1997 - Director, famous for directing "I Love You, Alice B. Tokklas", "M*A*S*H" (the tv series), "The Rockford Files and "The Dukes of Hazzard".

Location: Garden of Serenity (Below Les Brown, toward the bottom).

Ayres, Lew - d. 1996 - Actor, famous for movies like "All's Quiet on the Western Front" and for playing Dr. Kildare in the "Young Dr. Kildare" serials.

Location: Section D

Backus, Jim- d. 1989 - Actor, most famous for "Mr. Magoo" and Mr. Howell on "Gilligan's Island".

Location: Section D, #203

Ball, Arthur - d. August 27, 1951 - Cinematographer for "The Black Pirate". Also one of the thirty-six members who founded the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Also was a color film pioneer and was part of the team that developed Technocolor.

Location: Section D

Basehart, Richard- d. September 17, 1984 - Actor, famous for "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea".

Location: Urn Garden

Bautzer, Greg - d. October 26,1987 - Attorney, famous for being "attorney to the stars". He was also famous for dating many Hollywood actresses like Joan Crawford and Lana Turner. He ended up marrying actress Dana Wynter.

Location: Sanctuary of Devotion

Bissell, Whit- d. March 5, 1996 - Actor, best known as the evil scientist who turned Michael Landon into a werewolf in "I Was a Teenage Werewolf". Was also a regular on the tv show, "Bachelor Dad".

Location: Sanctuary of Devotion, niche 65

Boles, John- d. February 27, 1969 - Actor, was also a WWI spy for the US in Germany, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Location: Sanctuary of Serenity

Brat, Bobbi - d. 1988 - Singer, songwriter

Location: Section D, #160

Brice, Fanny- d. May 29, 1951 - Comedienne. Was originally interred at Home of Peace Memorial Park in East Los Angeles but was moved to Westwood after her daughter, Frances (who was married to producer, Ray Stark), died in 1999.

Location: Garden of Serenity

Brown, Les - d. January 4, 2001 - Bandleader, composer. Best known for his orchestra, "Les Brown and His Band of Renowns".

Location: Garden of Serenity, wall niche. (Above Hy Averback)

Bull, Clarence S. - d. 1979 - Photographer and head of MGM photography department. Most famous for his portraits of the MGM celebrities, most notably, Greta Garbo.

Location: Sanctuary of Devotion, left wall

Cabot, Sebastian - d. August 27, 1977 - Actor, best know as Mr. French on "Family Affair"

Location: Large Urn Garden, across the road from the office, top row, nine from the right.

Cahn, Sammy - d. January 15, 1993 - Songwriter, wrote songs such as "Love and Marriage", "High Hopes" and "Three Coins in a Fountain".

Location: Section D

Carpenter, Ken - d. October 16, 1984 - Radio announcer

Location: Sanctuary of Tenderness

Capote, Truman - d. August 25, 1984 - Author, most famous for the book, "In Cold Blood".

Location: Wall crypts to your left as you come into the entrance. The crypt is facing towards the entrance and the Armand Hammer mausoleum.

Carsey, John Jay - d. April 5, 2002 - Producer of "The Tonight Show" starring Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. Was also a writer on Rowen and Martin's Laugh-In. Husband to producer Marcy Carsey.

Location: Garden of Serenity

Cassavetes, John - d. February 3, 1989 - Actor, director, screenwriter and producer. Was married to actress Gena Rowlands and is father to actor Nick Cassavetes.

Location: Near the Armand Hammer mausoleum

Coburn, James - d. November 18, 2002 - Actor, famous for his "tough guy" roles in both movies and television, starting with "The Magnificent Seven". Won 1997 Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Nick Nolte's abusive, alcoholic father in "Affliction".

Location: In the new Serenity Gardens. He has a memorial bench next to the fountain.

Conniff, Ray - d. October 12, 2002 - Grammy Award winning musician, leader of the "Ray Conniff Orchestra".

Location: Section D

Conte, Richard - d. April 15, 1975 - Actor, most famous for gangster roles, his last role being Don Barzini in "The Godfather".

Location: Section D, lot 62

Coscarelli, Kate - d. August 25, 1999 - Novelist

Location: Section D

Crane, Bob - June 29, 1978 - Actor, most famous for "Hogan's Heros". Was murderer in Arizona. His killer was never caught. He was moved last year from Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth to Westwood.

Location: Section D, (unmarked)

Crane, Norma - d. September 28, 1973 - Actress, famous for playing Golde in "Fiddler on the Roof".

Location: Section D

Dangerfield, Rodney - d. Octobr 5, 2004 - Comedian, famous for his line, "I get no respect."

Location: Chapel Gardens Estates, to the right of Marvin Davis

Dantine, Helmut - d. May 2, 1982 - Actor

Location: Section D #130

Davis, Marvin - d. September 25, 2004 - Oil Magnate and entertainment mogul. He owned Twentieth Century Fox in the 80's.

Location: Chapel Gardens Estates

Dorn, Philip - d. May 9, 1975 - Dutch actor. Played Papa in I Remember Mama with Irene Dunne and Dr. Gerniede in Calling Dr. Gillespie with Lionel Barrymore.

Location: Columbarium of Tranquility

Douglas, Eric - d. July 6, 2004 - Actor, son of Kirk Douglas, brother of Michael Douglas.

Location: Chapel Garden Estates

Dunne, Dominque - d. November 4, 1982 - Actress, most famous as the oldest daughter in "Poltergeist" and real life daughter of author Dominic Dunne. Dominique was strangled by her ex-boyfriend, who only served a five year prison term for killing her. Dominique's co-star, Heather O'Rourke is also buried at Westwood.

Location: Section D, #189

The Durants, Will and Ariel - Historians

Location: Section D

Eddington, Nora - d. April 10, 2001 - Actress and second wife of actor Errol Flynn.

Location:

Edens, Roger - d. July 13, 1970 - Musician, songwriter, music arrangers. Vocal coach to Judy Garland and Ethel Merman and producer of "Hello, Dolly" in 1969.

Location: Sanctuary of Remembrance

Flippen, Jay C. - d. February 3, 1971 - Actor

Location: Corridor of Memories

Gabor, Eva - d. July 4, 1995 - Actress, most famous as Lisa Douglas, the wife on "Green Acres". Is also known as the "nice" Gabor sister. Her sisters are Zsa Zsa and Magda.

Location: Right in front of the Armand Hammer Mausoleum

George, Christopher - d. November 28, 1983 - Actor, famous for the tv show, "Rat Patrol".

Location:

Gleason, Paul - d. May 27, 2006 - Character actor, most famous for his portrayal of Principal Richard Vernon in John Hughes' "The Breakfast Club".

Location: Section D (the lawn)

Goddard, Grace - d. 1953 - Foster mother to Norma Jean Mortensen (Marilyn Monroe) while Norma Jean's mother was in and out of mental institutions.

Location:

Greer, Jane - d. August 24, 2001 - Actress

Location: The Garden of Serenity

Hamilton, Carrie - d. January 20, 2002 - Actress, writer, daughter of Carol Burnett.

Location: Garden of Serenity

Hammer, Armand - d. 1990 - Founder of Occidental Petroleum

Location: Armand Hammer Mausoleum, to the left of the entrance to the cemetery.

Harris, Jonathan - d. November 3, 2002 - Actor, famous for playing Dr. Zachary Smith on the television series, Lost In Space.

Location: Sanctuary of Devotion

Hechet, Harold - d. May 26, 1985 - Producer

Location: Section D, right below Eve Arden

Howe, Jame Wong - d. July 12, 1976 - Cinematographer, famous for movies like "Funny Lady", The "Thin Man" series and "The Prisoner of Zenda".

Location: Sanctuary of Tranquility

Hughes, Ronald - d. 1971 - Lawyer, famous for defending Manson murderer, Leslie Van Houten and who mysteriously disappered. His decomposed body was found five months later.

Location: Section D

Hunter, Ross - d. March 10, 1996 - Producer, famous for producing movies like "Pillow Talk" and "Airport".

Location: Corridor of Memories, near Marilyn Monroe

Hutton, Jim - d. June 2, 1979 - Actor, probably best known for playing Ellery Queen in both the movies and the television series. Father of actor Tim Hutton.

Location: Section D

Jaffe, Sam - d. January 10, 2000 - Producer, famous for producing "Born Free".

Location:

Johnson, Nunnally -d. March 25, 1997 - Screenwriter/Director, famous for writing screenplays like "How to Marry a Millionaire", "The Grapes of Wrath" and "The Dirty Dozen". He also directed "The Three Faces of Eve".

Location: Sanctuary of Tranquility

Jourdan, Louis Jr. - d. 1981 - Son of actor Louis Jourdan

Location: Section D, #36

Keith, Brian - d. June 24, 1997 - Actor, most famous for playing Uncle Bill on "Family Affair" and Judge Hardcastle on "Hardcastle and McCormick". Buried with his daughter, Daisy. Both committed suicide.

Location: Garden of Serenity

Kellaway, Cecil - d. February 28, 1973 - Actor, nominated for a Best Supporting Actor for playing Monsignor Mike Ryan in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Was also nominated for playing Horace the Leprechaun in Luck of the Irish.

Location: Sanctuary of Remembrance

Kelly, Nancy - d. January 2, 1995 - Actress, most famous for playing the mother of the homicidal child in "The Bad Seed"

Location: Ashes scattered in the rose garden. Her name is on the plaque in front.

Kenton, Sam - d. 1979 - Bandleader

Location: Scattered in the Rose Garden

Knotts, Don - d. February 24, 2006 - Actor, most famous for his role as Barney Fife in the classic television show, "The Andy Griffith Show".

Location: On lawn where the Armand Hammer mausoleum stands, near the curb.

Lambert, Hugh - d. 1985 - Husband of Nancy Sinatra (former burial site)

Location: Section D

Lancaster, Burt - d. October 20, 1994 - Actor

Location: Urn garden

Lanfield, Sidney - d. June 20, 1972 - Director, famous for directing the movie, "Sorrowful Jones" and the tv shows, "McHale's Navy" and "The Addam's Family".

Location: Sanctuary of Remembrance

Lazar, Irving "Swifty" - d. December 30, 1993 - Hollywood Agent

Location: Near the Armand Hammer Mausoleum

Lee, Peggy - d. January 21, 2002 - Singer

Location: Garden of Serenity

Lehrman, Oscar - d. 1996 - ex-husband of author Jackie Collins

Location: Section D June

Lemmon, Jack - d. June 27, 2001 - Actor, famous for roles such as "Some Like It Hot", "The Days of Wine and Roses" and "The Apartment". Most famous for starring with fellow Westwood resident, Walter Mathau, in "The Odd Couple".

Location: Chapel Garden Estates

Levenson, Richard - d. March 12, 1987 - Television writer, creator of the series Murder, She Wrote, Mannix and Columbo. Also a writer on Ellery Queen.

Location: Garden of Serenity

Levant, June (aka June Gale)- d. November 13, 1996 - Actress and wife of composer Oscar Levant

Location: Sanctuary of Love

Levant, Oscar - d. August 14, 1972 - Composer

Location: Sanctuary of Love

Levinson, Richard - d. March 12, 1987 - Television writer and producer, wrote for "Columbo" and "Ellery Queen". Was executive producer for "Ellery Queen", "Columbo" and "Murder She Wrote".

Location: Garden of Serenity

Livingstone, Jay - d. October 17, 2001 - Songwriter, famous for writing the songs "Buttons and Bows", "Mona Lisa", "Que Sera Sera", "Tammy" and "Silver Bells" with his parther Ray Evans.

Location: Corridor of Memories

Lower, Ana - d. 1948 - Aunt to Grace Goddard (Marilyn Monroe's foster mother), who Marilyn stayed with from the age of 12 until she married.

Location: Urn garden

Martin, Dean - d. December 25, 1995 - Actor, singer and Rat Pack member

Location: Sanctuary of Love

Marx, Samuel - d. March 2, 1992 - Producer

Location: Urn Garden

Mason, Pamela - d. June 29, 1996 - Actress. Co-starred in Charade with James Mason, who would become her second husband. Also had a television show, "The Pamela Mason Show", which only lasted one season. Was divorced from James Mason.

Location: With daughter, Portland Mason Schuyler

Mason, Shirley - d. July 27, 1979 - Silent screen actress, sister of silent actress Viola Dana and wife of director Sidney Lanfield.

Location: Sanctuary of Remembrance, bottom row with husband Sidney Lanfield.

Matthau, Walter - d. July 1, 2000 - Actor, best known for playing Oscar in the movie "The Odd Couple" with Jack Lemmon

Location: Chapel Garden Estates

McQueen, Terry - d. March 19, 1998 - Daughter of actor Steve McQueen

Location: Section D

Milestone, Lewis - d.September 25, 1980 - Director, famous for the movie, "All Quiet on the Western Front".

Location: Sanctuary of Tenderness

Monroe, Marilyn - d. August 5, 1962 - Actress, American Icon

Location: Corridor of Memories

Moran, Dolores - d. February 5, 1982 - Actress, appeared in To Have and Have Not with Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart and The Horn Blows At Midnight with Jack Benny.

Location: Urn Garden

Morris, Jeff - d. July 12, 2004 - Actor, good friend of Jack Nicholson.

Location: Section D (Lawn)

Nathan, Robert - d. May 25, 1985 - Writer, most famous for the book, "Portrait of Jennie" (original burial site)

Location: Urn Garden

Newton, Robert - d. March 25, 1956 - Actor, most famous for playing Long John Silver in Disney's "Treasure Island".

Location: Urn Garden

O'Connor, Carroll - d. June 21, 2001 - Actor, most famous for playing Archie Bunker in "All in the Family". Buried with his son, actor Hugh O'Connor.

Location: Chapel Garden Estates

O'Rourke, Heather - d. February 1, 1988 - Child actress, most famous for the movie "Poltergeist"

Location: Wall Crypts to your left as you come in the entrance

Orbison, Roy - d. December 6, 1988 - Singer/songwriter

Location: Section D, #97 (unmarked)

Patrick, Dorothy - d. May 31, 1987 - Actress, mostly B pictures.

Location: Columbarium of Devotion

Piatigorsky, Gregor - d. 1976 - Cellist

Location: Section D, #154

Reed, Donna - d. June 14, 1986 - Actress, most famous for "The Donna Reed Show"

Location: Section D, #142

Riano, Renie - d. July 3, 1971 - Actress, most famous for playing Maggie in the "Maggie and Jiggs" movie serials. Also played Effie the maid in the "Nancy Drew" serials.

Location: Sanctuary of Remembrance

Rich, Buddy - d. April 2, 1987 - Drummer

Location: Sanctuary of Tranquility

Riano, Renie - d. July 3, 1971 - Actress, famous for playing Maggie in the Jiggs and Maggie movies.

Location: Sanctuary of Remembrance

Ripperton, Minnie - d. July 12, 1979 - Singer

Location: Section D, #41

Rodney, Eugene - d. November 26, 1985 - Producer of "Father Knows Best".

Location: Near Swifty Lazar

Rose, Ruth - d. 1978 - Screenwriter, wrote the screenplay for the original King Kong.

Location: Urn Garden

Ross, Herbert - d. October 9, 2001 - Director, famous for directing movies like The Goodbye Girl, The Owl and the Pussycat, The Sunshine Boys, Pennies From Heaven, Footloose, Steel Magnolias and Boys On the Side.

Location: Section D #36

Sackehim, William - D. December 1, 2004 - Producer, Director for both movies and television. Directed the first Rambo movie, "First Blood".

Location: Garden of Serenity

Schaffner, Franklin - d. July 2, 1989 - Director, famous for directing Patton. Also directed Papillion, Planet of the Apes and The Boys From Brazil.

Location: Lawn, lot #236

Schine, G. David - d. June 19, 1996 - Producer of The French Connection. Was also aide to Senator Joe McCarthy and Roy Cohn

Location: Section D

Schoedsack, Ernest - d. December 23, 1979 - Director, co-directed King Kong. Also directed Son of Kong and Mighty Joe Young.

Location: Urn Garden

Schuyler, Portland Mason - d. May 10, 2004 - Child actress and daughter of James Mason and actress Pamela Mason. Pamela Mason's name is on the marker but she was scattered in the Rose Garden when she died.

Location:

Scott, George C. - d. September 22, 1999 - Actor, famous for his many roles such as General George S. Patton in the movie, "Patton" and "Dr. Strangelove".

Location: Memory Garden, very front, near the road (unmarked)

Simmons, Ed - d. 1998 - Producer, won an Emmy for producing "The Carol Burnett Show".

Location: Urn Garden

Stack, Robert - d. May 14, 2003 - Actor, famous for playing Elliot Ness in the television series, The Untouchables. He also was host of the television show, Unsolved Mysteries.

Location: Room of Prayer (this is private and is locked)

Stark, Ray - January 17, 2004 - Producer, famous for producing the musical, "Funny Girl", based on his mother-in-law, Fanny Brice.

Location: Garden of Serenity

Stewart, Donald E. - d. April 28, 1999 - Writer, wrote the screenplays for The Hunt For Red October, Missing, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.

Location: Garden of Serenity

Stratton, Dorothy - d. August 14, 1980 - Playboy Playmate, was murdered by her estranged husband, Paul Schneider. Her life and death are the subject of the movie, "Star 80".

Location: Section D, #170

Sugarman, Daniel - d. January 5, 2005 - Rock band manager. He managed the post-Jim Morrison The Doors and Iggy Pop. Wrote many books about The Doors.

Location: Section D

Syme, Jennifer - d. April 2, 2001 - Actress and former girlfriend of actor Keanu Reeves. She is buried with her and Keanu Reeves' daughter, Ava.

Location: Section D

Taylor, Francis and Sara - d. 1968 & 1994 - Parents of actress Elizabeth Taylor

Location: Sanctuary of Peace

Taylor, Kent -d. April 11, 1987 - Actor, mostly B pictures and horror films.

Location: Columbarium of Remembrance

Tedrow, Irene - d. March 10, 1995 - Actress, mostly television.

Location: Urn Garden

Torme, Mel - d. 1999 - Singer, best known as "The Velvet Fog"

Location: In the ground right in front of Heather O' Rourke

Traubel, Helen - Singer

Location: Sanctuary of Remembrance

Tuttle, Frank - d. January 6, 1963 - Director, famous for directing This Gun for Hire.

Location: Section D, #105

Von Sternberg, Josef - d. 1969 - Director, discovered Marlene Dietrich

Location:

Warren, Harry - d. 1981 - Composer and lyricist for films, including "Jezebel", "42nd Street", "Cain and Mabel" and "The Harvey Girls".

Location: Sanctuary of Tenderness

West, Brooks - d. 1984 - Actor, husband of Eve Arden

Location: Section D, #81

Wilde, Cornel - d. 1989 - Actor

Location: Urn Garden

Wilder, Billy - d. March 27, 2002 - Legendary director and writer, famous writing and directing movies like Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Sunset Blvd, Stalag 17, Sabrina and The Seven Year Itch. Also wrote many famous movies like Ninotchka and Double Indemnity.

Location: Chapel Gardens Estates, between Carroll O'Connor and Walter Mattau.

Wilson, Audree - d. 1997 - Mother of Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys. Her marker says, "The Original Surfer Girl".

Location: In the scattering garden, near the garden of serenity. Her name is on the wall.

Wilson, Carl - d. 1998 - Musician, member of the Beach Boys

Location: Section D

Wood, Natalie - d. 1981 - Actress. Started as a child actress and movie her way up to leading lady, famous for movies like Rebel Without a Cause, Gypsy, Splendor in the Grass, Westside Story and Sex and the Single Girl. Married to actor Robert Wagner and mother of actress Natasha Gregson Wagner.

Location: Section D, #60

Zanuck, Darryl - d. 1979 - Head of 20th Century Fox

Location: Section D #173

Zappa, Frank - d. 1993 - Musician

Location: Section D, #100 (unmarked)