The men and women below are interred at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, Orange County, California.
Jeanne Carmen spent her early childhood in Paragould, Arkansas with her family picking cotton. At age 13, she ran away from home, eventually landing in New York City and taking a job as a dancer in an off-Broadway touring company. The early 1950s found her in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the company of the likes of mobster Johnny Roselli
“ Plot: Seaview Lawn, plot 1438-B ” - Syl
“ Plot: Vista Del Mar, Lot 216-C ” - Syl
Dark-haired beauty Jeanne Carolyn Cagney was born in New York City, New York on March 25, 1919 - just a few months after the end of World War I. She and her four brothers - including James Cagney
and William Cagney
- were raised by her widowed mother. Jeanne majored in French and German during her years at Hunter College High School...
William (Bill) Cagney (producer brother of star James Cagney) was almost a dead ringer for his, in front of the camera, more famous brother. When first wife Boots' younger sister Viola "Bodie" (Mallory) Avinger gave birth to identical twin boys Cleveland (Cleve) and Steven (Steve) Lewis on February 19...
“ Plot: Alcove of Faith, Niche 251 ” - Syl
Dorothy Dare was an actress and singer. She appeared in quite a few 20-minute Vitaphone shorts and full feature films with bigger stars such as Dick Powell and Irene Dunne. Most of her films are shown periodically on Turner Classic Movies. Some have said Dorothy didn't get a chance in Hollywood. Also, many even claimed the shorts Dorothy appeared in were better than her parts in Hollywood films...
“ Plot: Oceanview, Lot 104; Gr. E ” - Syl
“ Plot: Garden of David, Lot 60, grave B, next to his stepfather ” - Syl
The "fastest gun in all the West" and the poster boy for "tall, dark and handsome:, Don Durant was best known for his title role in the CBS western series Johnny Ringo
. Born Donald Allison Durae on November 20, 1932, in Long Beach, California, he spent some of his youth in Riverside as well as on a large cattle ranch in Elko...
“ Plot: Lakeside, Lot 7 N. 1/2 B ” - Syl
“ Plot: Bayview Terrace, Lot 309, Grave E ” - Syl
“ Plot: Garden of Reflections; D1, #4, Niche 941 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Lacunita Alcove, North, Niche 75 (Unmarked, with his wife) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Garden of Valor, Lot 144, Grave D ” - Syl
“ Plot: Lido Terrace section ” - Syl
“ Plot: Sunset Court, 175A ” - Syl
While animation was still in its infancy during the early twenties, Walt Disney
managed to recruit the brightest and best talent nationwide and imported it into Hollywood. Two of these pioneers artists were close friends Hugh Harman
and Rudy Ising. They had first tasted success by helping to develop Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (a character...
“ Plot: Bayview Terrace, Lot 222-E ” - Syl
Many recognise Marion Mack as the beautiful but brainless heroine Annabelle Lee, of Buster Keaton's classic 'The General'. However, few realise that Marion was also a talented screenwriter who, with her husband, formed a successful production team. Born Joey Marion McReery, she began her career as a Mack Sennet Bathing Girl...
“ Plot: Oceanview 824-A ” - Syl
American aviator who became the most renowned stunt flyer in movies of the mid-twentieth century. The son of a school principal, he grew up Redwood City, California and developed a fascination with flying as a boy. He joined the Air Corps as a cadet and was a brilliant student pilot, but he was discharged after buzzing a train full of high-level officers...
“ Plot: Mausoleum of the Pacific, Palm Court, Alcove of Devotion, Niche 43 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Magnolia Court, 939, space S ” - Syl
Described by Darryl F. Zanuck
, as "one of the best editors in town," Barbara McLean started her editing career in 1934, and in 1935, followed Zanuck to 20th Century Fox, where she was one of only eight female editors working in Hollywood in the 1930s, and she later won the Academy Award for her work on Wilson
. She became chief of Fox' editing division in 1949.
“ Plot: Magnolia Court, Crypt 691, L5 ” - Syl
Frieda Pushnik was born armless and legless after her mother had an appendix operation while pregnant. As a child she was "drafted" as a resident guest of sideshows with both "Ripley's Believe it or Not" and the "Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus". She was part of sideshows from 1933 to 1956, when such attractions were outlawed as "exploitive".
James Roosevelt, the son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt
, was born on December 23, 1907 in New York City. The oldest son, he was the second of the Roosevelts' six children, only five of whom survived to adulthood; their third child...
Roy Rowland studied law at the University of Southern California, then joined MGM as a script clerk. As if getting that job wasn't enough good luck in the middle of the Depression, he also married the niece of MGM chief Louis B. Mayer
. He sharpened his directing chops at MGM with a series of shorts starting in the 1930s...
“ Plot: Bayview Terrace, Lot 146-A ” - Syl
“ Plot: Vista Del Mar, Lot 560-E ” - Syl
John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry. Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, where they tried ranching in the Mojave Desert...
“ Plot: Bayview Terrace, section 575 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Magnolia Court, Crypt 651 ” - Syl
Flamboyant televangelist Paul Crouch first gained notoriety as the founder of the "Trinity Broadcasting Network" (TBN), an evangelical/charismatic Christian television network, on which he and his wife, Jan Crouch
, had their own religious (but very controversial among conservative evangelicals) talk show called Praise the Lord
Les was educated at the Detroit Conservatory and Pepperdine College. He was a singer with Mel Torme's Mel-Tones in 1945. He conducted the orchestras and chorus for radio's "Halls of Ivy", "Abbott & Costello Show" and "Bob Hope Show". He arranged and orchestrated for Nat King Cole, Margaret Whiting, and Frank DeVol...