Santa Barbara Cemetery

by Syl | created - 22 Aug 2012 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

The men and women interred at Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, California.

1. Ronald Colman

Actor | Random Harvest

British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. Raised in Ealing, the son of a successful silk merchant, he attended boarding school in Sussex, where he first discovered amateur theatre. He intended to attend Cambridge and become an engineer, but his ...

2. Christopher Bernau

Actor | Dark Shadows

After four years in the Drama Department of the University of California, Bernau appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of "Antony and Cleopatra". In 1964, he was featured in the National Company's touring production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".

3. Paul Brooks

Actor | The Falcon's Alibi

Paul Brooks was born on April 10, 1918 in San Francisco, California, USA as Paul Frederick Brinkman. He was an actor, known for The Falcon's Alibi (1946), Roaring City (1951) and Double Honeymoon (1945). He was married to Jeanne Crain. He died on October 1, 2003 in Santa Barbara, California.

Plot: Central Block N, Grave 101

4. Sabin Carr

Producer | Harlem on the Prairie

A graduate of Yale College, and a champion athlete, Carr represented the United States in the 1928 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal for the pole vault.

Plot: Summit Section, Channel Addition, Lot 33

5. Bill Cartledge

Actor | Racing Luck

Bill Cartledge was born on October 4, 1914 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He is known for his work on Racing Luck (1948), Harrigan's Kid (1943) and Fighting Fools (1949). He died on July 11, 1975 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Plot: Central Section, Block- F- Grave- 199

6. Virginia Cherrill

Actress | City Lights

Actress in US and UK films of the early 1930s. Born on a farm, Cherrill was discovered by Charles Chaplin while sitting beside him at a boxing match in Los Angeles; he introduced himself at intermission and hired her for her debut in City Lights (1931). She met husband Cary Grant at the premiere of ...

Plot: Chapel, Bay A, Niche 51

7. Heather Angel

Actress | Alice in Wonderland

Heather Grace Angel was born in Oxford, England, on February 9, 1909. She dabbled on the stage for a time before coming to California to try her luck on the screen. Heather was 20 years old when she landed a bit part for the 1929 film, Bulldog Drummond (1929). Although she didn't know it at the ...

Plot: Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Life Eternal, Bay A, Tier 5, Niche 13

8. Jeanne Crain

Actress | State Fair

Jeanne Crain was born in Barstow, California, on May 25, 1925. The daughter of a high school English teacher and his wife, Jeanne was moved to Los Angeles not long after her birth after her father got another teaching position in that city. While in junior high school, Jeanne played the lead in a ...

Plot: Central section, block "n" near marker #154

9. Leslie Fenton

Actor | Boys Town

English-born Leslie Fenton came to the U.S. as a child. He journeyed to Hollywood in his late teens to break into the movies, and managed to get several jobs as an actor. He became a reliable supporting actor in many pictures in the 1930s, working his way up to leads in B pictures. He switched to ...

10. Al Gionfriddo

Self | 1947 World Series

Al Gionfriddo was born on March 8, 1922 in Dysart, Pennsylvania, USA as Albert Francis Gionfriddo. He was married to Susan Carol Jacobsen and Arlene Lentz. He died on March 15, 2003 in Solvang, California, USA.

Plot: Section M, Lot 51 GPS coordinates: 34.4190788, -119.6573105 (hddd.dddd)

11. Domino Harvey

Soundtrack | Domino

Domino Harvey was born on August 7, 1969 in Belgravia, London, England. She was an actress, known for Domino (2005) and Constantine (2005). She died on June 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California, USA.

Plot: Ocean View Addition, Lot C-132

12. Laurence Harvey

Actor | The Manchurian Candidate

Laurence Harvey was a British movie star who helped usher in the 1960s with his indelible portrait of a ruthless social climber, and became one of the decade's cultural icons for his appearances in socially themed motion pictures.

Harvey was born Zvi Mosheh Skikne on October 1, 1928 in Joniskis, ...

Plot: Ocean View Add, C-132 GPS coordinates: 34.4178009, -119.6555634 (hddd.dddd)

13. Byron Haskin

Director | The War of the Worlds

After graduation from the University of California at Berkeley, Byron Haskin worked for a time as a newspaper cartoonist. He began his career in the film industry in 1920 as a commercial-industrial movie photographer, and then as a cameraman for Pathe and International Newsreel. Later he became an ...

14. Mrs. Charles Howard

Self | Seabiscuit

Mrs. Charles Howard was born on September 22, 1903 in Salinas, California, USA as Marcela Zabala. She was married to Leslie Fenton and Charles Howard. She died on March 31, 1987 in Montecito, California.

Plot: Sunset section, Block C, Lot 25

15. Robert Maynard Hutchins

Writer | Zuckerkandl!

Robert Maynard Hutchins was one of the most noted educators of the twentieth century. The son of a New England clergyman and university president, Hutchins became the Yale Law School's youngest dean ever at age 28. At 31 he was named president of the University of Chicago, where his ideas about ...

16. John Ireland

Actor | All the King's Men

Born in Canada, John Ireland was raised in New York. Performing as a swimmer in a water carnival, he moved into the legitimate theater, often appearing in minor roles in Broadway plays. His first big break in pictures came in 1945 when he appeared as Windy the introspective letter-writing G.I. in ...

Plot: Mausoleum in the Pines, Block C4, Tier 6, Crypt 9

17. Murray Kinnell

Actor | The Public Enemy

Murray Kinnell was born on July 24, 1889 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Public Enemy (1931), The Three Musketeers (1935) and Charlie Chan in Paris (1935). He was married to Henrietta Goodwin. He died on August 11, 1954 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Plot: Vista Del Mar Section, Block -A-Grave-186

19. Eddie Mathews

Self | 1958 World Series

Eddie Mathews was born on October 13, 1931 in Texarkana, Texas, USA as Edwin Lee Mathews Jr. He was married to Elizabeth Busch Burke, Sue Ann and Virjean Lauby. He died on February 18, 2001 in La Jolla, California, USA.

20. Fess Parker

Actor | The Great Locomotive Chase

A former college athlete at the University of Texas, Fess studied drama in the early fifties and debuted in Springfield Rifle (1952). He made only a handful of movies until he was signed by Walt Disney to star in the "Davy Crockett" series. When Walt was looking for an actor to play the part of ...

21. Suzy Parker

Actress | Kiss Them for Me

Suzy Parker was born on October 28, 1932 in Long Island City, New York, USA as Cecilia Ann Renee Parker. She was an actress, known for Kiss Them for Me (1957), The Best of Everything (1959) and Funny Face (1957). She was married to Bradford Dillman, Pierre de la Salle and Charles Ronald Staton. She...

22. Carmen Phillips

Actress | Easy Rider

Carmen Phillips was born on January 10, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Easy Rider (1969), One Step Beyond (1959) and Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960). She was married to David Morin. She died on September 22, 2002 in Hollywood, California, USA.

23. Vera Ralston

Actress | Storm Over Lisbon

After achieving modest fame as an ice skater in her native Czechoslovakia, Vera Hruba was brought to America by Republic Pictures head Herbert J. Yates, who hoped to turn her into the next Sonja Henie. After featuring her in several Ice Capades movies, he added "Ralston" to her name and tried to ...

24. Peggy Rea

Actress | Grace Under Fire

Peggy Rea was born on March 31, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Margaret Rea. She is known for her work on Grace Under Fire (1993), Love Field (1992) and The Dukes of Hazzard (1979). She died on February 5, 2011 in Toluca Lake, California.

25. Kenneth Rexroth

Self | The Coney Island of Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Kenneth Rexroth was born on December 22, 1905 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Kenneth Charles Marion Rexroth. He was married to Carol Tinker, Marthe Larsen, Marie Kass and Andree Dutcher. He died on June 6, 1982 in Montecito, California, USA.

Plot: Sunset section, Block C, Grave 18

26. Marguerite Roberts

Writer | True Grit

Marguerite Roberts was born on September 21, 1905 in Greeley, Colorado, USA as Marguerite A. Roberts. She was a writer, known for True Grit (1969), Ziegfeld Girl (1941) and Ivanhoe (1952). She was married to John Sanford. She died on February 17, 1989 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

27. John Sanford

Writer | Honky Tonk

Born Julian Lawrence Shapiro on 31 May 1904 in Harlem, John Sanford was a descendant of Russian immigrants, and trained as a lawyer, practising with his father, Philip. A chance encounter with a childhood friend, Nathanael West caused him to change his focus to writing. Abandoning his New York law ...

28. Robert B. Sinclair

Director | The Detectives

Directed the original Broadway productions of "The Philadelphia Story," "The Postman Always Rings Twice," "Dodsworth," "Babes in Arms" and "Pride and Prejudice" before coming out to California from New York City in 1938 to direct films. He later turned to TV.

Plot: Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Life Eternal, Bay A, Tier 5, Niche 13

29. Norma Varden

Actress | The Sound of Music

The daughter of a retired sea captain and his much-younger wife, actress Norma Varden was born and raised in turn-of-the-century London. A piano prodigy, she studied in Paris and appeared in concert in England during her teenage years. Acting, however, became her career of choice, studying at the ...

30. Alan Thicke

Actor | Growing Pains

Alan Thicke was born on March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada as Alan Willis Jeffrey. He is known for his work on Growing Pains (1985), Raising Helen (2004) and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009). He was married to Tanya Callau, Gina Marie Tolleson and Gloria Loring. He died on ...