Oakwood Memorial Park

The men and women interred at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California.
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Fred Astaire
Actor, Top Hat
Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. Signed to RKO...
“ Plot: Sequoia section G, Lot 82, Space 4
GPS coordinates: 34.2520485, -118.6204376 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Adele Astaire
Adele and her brother Fred were the toast of Broadway in the 1920s and early thirties with such shows as Lady be Good and Funny Face. Many thought Adele was the greater entertainer of the pair, comparing her to Fanny Brice and Imogene Coca. Fred was far more serious about his craft and would rehearse tirelessly while his sister would refer to him as "Moaning Minnie" because he was seldom satisfied...
Stephen Boyd
Actor, Ben-Hur
Stephen Boyd was born William Millar on July 4, 1931, at Glengormley, Northern Ireland, one of nine children of Martha Boyd and Canadian truck driver James Alexander Millar, who worked for Fleming's on Tomb Street in Belfast. He attended Glengormley & Ballyrobert primary school and then moved on to Ballyclare High School and studied bookkeeping at Hughes Commercial Academy...
“ Plot: Mausoleum #1, North Wall, Niche 257 ” - Syl
Bob Crane
Bob Crane was born in Waterbury, CT, the youngest of two sons. In school he was known for being a class clown and an intense music lover. His favorites were jazz and big band. Bob's specialty was the drums. After graduating from Stamford High School in 1946 he turned his attention to his love for music...
“ Original Burial Site ” - Syl
Grace Cunard
A stage actress from her early teens, Grace Cunard made her Hollywood debut in 1910. She soon partnered with actor/director Francis Ford at Univeral, where they began turning out serials. The films' success led to Cunard's nickname of "The Serial Queen," and by 1916 she and Ford were ranked among the most popular stars in Hollywood...
“ Plot: Chatsworth Section C, Lot 870 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Sequoia, Lot 458, Grave 1 ” - Syl
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Hallward, an acting pupil of her mother (stage actress and teacher Jean Grahame), acted professionally while still in high school. In 1944 Louis B. Mayer saw her on Broadway and gave her an MGM contract under the name Gloria Grahame. Her debut in the title role of Blonde Fever was auspicious...
“ Plot: Pioneer section, Lot 242, Space 8
GPS coordinates: 34.2533989, -118.6193390 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Russell Hayden
Russell "Lucky" Hayden was born as Hayden Michael Lucid, the son of Francis Lucid and Minnie Harvey Lucid on June 12, 1912 in Chico, California. In his early Hollywood career, he worked primarily behind the scenes as a film cutter, assistant cameraman, and sound recorder. In 1937, he began his acting career...
“ Plot: Section H, Lot 174, Grave 5 ” - Syl
Adele Jergens
Fewer dames were tougher on the 40s and 50s screen than leggy (5'9") "B" star Adele Jergens, the tough-talking, plump-cheeked peroxide blonde who gave her fair share of tawdry trouble in backstage dramas, film noir, crime potboilers, and adventure yarns. She was just as headstrong at trying to bust out of the chorus lines and cheesecake parts to become a topnotch "A" actress draw...
“ Plot: Pioneer Section ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section: Oak Glen, plot 189 ” - Syl
Glenn Langan
Thomas Glenn Langan spent most of his early life in his home town of Denver, Colorado. After completing his education, he acted in local repertory companies, before moving to New York. In 1942, he appeared on Broadway opposite Luise Rainer in J.M. Barrie's "Kiss for Cinderella". He garnered good critical reviews...
“ Plot: Pioneer Section, Lot 533, Grave 1 ” - Syl
Trinity Loren
Actress, Death Dancers
A very popular performer in 1980s porn, Trinity Loren was an instantly recognizable figure with her large natural breasts at a time when silicone implants were beginning to dominate the adult film industry. More voluptuous than your average porn princess, Trinity's ample figure and relaxed presence made her a sought-after performer...
“ Plot: Pioneer section, Lot 441, Space 2, (unmarked grave). [unmarked] ” - Syl
“ Plot: Ashes buried in an unrecorded location. The grave is unmarked. [unmarked] ” - Syl
Anthony Magro
Sound Department, Murder, She Wrote
Montie Montana
He appeared in a number of John Wayne movies and made headlines in 1953 when he roped Pres Eisenhower as a gag during his inaugural parade. He asked the President's permission first, but Secret Service agents were unamused by the incident. Mr Montana was a fixture on the rodeo circuit in the USA and Canada and also appeared in more than 60 annual Tournament of Roses parades in Pasadena...
“ Plot: Willows West Section, Lot 134, Space 4A ” - Syl
“ Plot: Elm Section, Plot 209 ” - Syl
Ginger Rogers
Actress, Top Hat
Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped by her father several times until her mother took him to court...
“ GPS coordinates: 34.2517090, -118.6185532 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Robert F. Simon
A prolific character actor of tall, imposing presence, Robert F. Simon drifted into acting via the Cleveland Playhouse, hoping that this would cure his natural propensity for shyness. After training at the Actor's Studio in New York, he had a ten year run on Broadway (1942-52), in which he cut his teeth...
Ted Snyder
Soundtrack, Analyze This
“ Plot: Section H, Lot 223, Grave 6 ” - Syl
Ken Terrell
Stuntman and actor Kenneth Jones Terrell was born on April 29, 1904 in Coolidge, Georgia. Terrell moved with his family to Atlanta, Georgia at age fourteen. Ken went to Georgia Tech with the specific intention of playing football, but failed to make the team because he was considered too small. Terrell...
“ Plot: Section F, Lot 225, Space 2 ” - Syl