Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks

by Syl | created - 28 Aug 2012 | updated - 30 Jun 2014 | Public

The men and women interred at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California.

1. Karen Carpenter

Soundtrack | The Perry Como Christmas Show

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Karen Carpenter moved with her family to Downey, California, in 1963. Karen's older brother, Richard Carpenter, decided to put together an instrumental trio with him on the piano, Karen on the drums and their friend Wes Jacobs on the bass and tuba. In a battle of the...

2. Rafael Campos

Actor | Agent for H.A.R.M.

Rafael Campos was born on May 13, 1936 in Santiago, Dominican Republic. He was an actor, known for Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966), Blackboard Jungle (1955) and Centennial (1978). He was married to Sally Boyd and Dinah Washington. He died on July 9, 1985 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Garden of Gethsemane Lot 293 GPS coordinates: 34.1516685, -118.7993164 (hddd.dddd)

3. Billy Consolo

Self | ESPN SportsCentury

Billy Consolo was born on August 18, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as William Angelo Consolo. He died on March 27, 2008 in Westlake Village, California, USA.

4. Hoyt Curtin

Soundtrack | Zodiac

Hoyt Curtin was born in Downey, California, but grew up in San Bernadino. He began playing the piano when he was 5, and by ninth grade, he had his own orchestra. He graduated from the San Bernadino High School in 1940 and the University of Southern California in 1943. While at USC, he enrolled in ...

5. Cesare Danova

Actor | Mean Streets

Tall, dark, and handsome, Italian actor Cesare Danova (pronounced Chez-a-ray Da-NO-va) was a true Renaissance man. As a boy, it appeared he might become a professional athlete. But his family wanted him to become a doctor. Cesare, by his own account, studied medicine with such diligence that he ...

Plot: Oak Knoll Mausoleum (northeast side), Court 6, Mausoleum Crypt 58B

6. Jean De Briac

Actor | Half Past Midnight

Jean De Briac was born on August 15, 1891 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for Half Past Midnight (1948), The Divine Woman (1928) and The Duchess of Buffalo (1926). He died on October 18, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Oak Knoll Columbarium (left), Row D, Niche 33

Plot: Gethsemane 976 GPS coordinates: 34.1506004, -118.8006516 (hddd.dddd)

8. Don Dillaway

Actor | Pack Up Your Troubles

Don Dillaway was born on March 17, 1903 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Pack Up Your Troubles (1932), Platinum Blonde (1931) and Frontier Pony Express (1939). He was married to Denise. He died on November 18, 1982 in West Lake, California, USA.

9. Josephine Dunn

Actress | One Hour with You

Convent-educated Mary Josephine Dunn got her start in the chorus line of 'Good Morning, Dearie' at the age of 15. She was briefly in the Ziegfeld Follies and, in 1924, had a walk-on in 'Dear Sir' on Broadway. Two years later, she was picked by a talent scout to join the Paramount acting school for ...

Plot: Oak Knoll Columbarium (right), Row H, Niche 6

10. Ron Goldman

Self | Studs

Ronald Lyle Goldman was born to Sharon and Fred Goldman on July 2nd, 1968. He grew up in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. He had a younger sister named Kim Goldman. When Ron was six, his parents divorced, and his father was granted custody. This led to a very distant relationship between Ron and Kim, and ...

11. Bert Goodrich

Actor | Birch Street Gym

Bert Goodrich is an actor, known for Birch Street Gym (1991).

Plot: Oakvale 27C GPS coordinates: 34.1498108, -118.7980499 (hddd.dddd)

12. Don Grady

Actor | My Three Sons

Born Don Agrati in San Diego, California, Don Grady became a Mousekeeter, along with 23 others, when that show debuted in 1955. In 1960, he joined My Three Sons (1960), which debuted in 1960 and ran for 12 years. As an enthusiast of music after "My Three Sons" ended, he continued in music as a ...

13. Joel Hirschhorn

Soundtrack | The Towering Inferno

Joel Hirschhorn shared two Academy Awards for theme songs in "The Poseidon Adventure" and "The Towering Inferno," with longtime collaborator Al Kasha. During his long career Hirschhorn's songs sold more than 90 million records, and were featured in more then 20 films and were recorded by various ...

14. Ruth Hussey

Actress | The Philadelphia Story

A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Drama, Ruth Hussey's first show-business job was as a fashion commentator on a local radio station. She journeyed to New York City, where she was signed as a model by the world-famous Powers agency. She obtained some stage roles with touring ...

15. Graham Jarvis

Actor | Misery

Jarvis attended Williams College before moving to New York to pursue a career in theater. He studied acting at the American Theater Wing and was an original member of the Lincoln Center Repertory Theater.

Plot: Garden of Gethsemane Lot 107A GPS coordinates: 34.1518517, -118.7994003 (hddd.dddd)

16. Jack Kirby

Writer | Iron Man

Jack Kirby was born on August 28, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA as Jacob Kurtzberg. He is known for his work on Iron Man (2008), Ant-Man (2015) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). He was married to Rosalind Goldstein. He died on February 6, 1994 in Thousand Oaks, California, USA.

Plot: Beth Olam section near the cemetery's entrance. Kirby's grave is near the row of trees along the section's perimeter. GPS coordinates: 34.1518402, -118.7988281 (hddd.dddd)

17. Mort Lindsey

Music_department | The Birdcage

Mort Lindsey was born on March 21, 1923 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Morton Lippman. He is known for his work on The Birdcage (1996), A Happening in Central Park (1968) and The Judy Garland Show (1963). He was married to Betty (Judy) Bonney. He died on May 4, 2012 in Malibu, California, USA.

18. Virginia Mayo

Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives

Virginia Clara Jones was born on November 30, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of a newspaper reporter and his wife. The family had a rich heritage in the St. Louis area: her great-great-great-grandfather served in the American Revolution and later founded the city of East Saint Louis, ...

Plot: Garden of Gethsemane, Plot 313, next to her husband, Michael O'Shea

19. Harry Nilsson

Soundtrack | Magnolia

Harry Nilsson was born on June 15, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Harry Edward Nilsson III. He was married to Una Mary O'Keeffe, Diane Clatworthy and Sandra Lee McTaggart. He died on January 15, 1994 in Agoura Hills, California, USA.

Plot: Garden of Gethsemane, Plot 830, Grave H GPS coordinates: 34.1508217, -118.8003387 (hddd.dddd)

20. George O'Hanlon

Actor | Rocky

George O'Hanlon was born on November 23, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as George Samuel O'Hanlon Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for Rocky (1976), Jetsons: The Movie (1990) and So You Want to Learn to Dance (1953). He was married to Nancy Owens, Martha Stewart and Inez Yvonne...

21. Michael O'Shea

Actor | Lady of Burlesque

His five brothers all became policemen, encouraged on by their father, but Hartford-born Irish-American Michael O'Shea defied family tradition and turned to acting. Born on March 17, 1906, Michael dropped out of school at age 12 and went the vaudeville route, touring with his boxing idol Jack ...

Plot: Garden of Gethsemane, Plot 313, next to his wife, Virginia Mayo

22. Marty Paich

Music_department | Dune

Father of L.A. band, Toto, singer-songwriter David Paich.

Plot: Plot 640, Grave D

23. Clete Roberts

Actor | The Jerk

Clete Roberts was born on February 1, 1912 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is known for his work on The Jerk (1979), Testament (1983) and Meteor (1979). He died on September 30, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Oak Vale garden, Plot 73, Grave B

24. Jerry Scoggins

Soundtrack | The Beverly Hillbillies

Jerry Scoggins was born on September 30, 1911 in Mount Pleasant, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) and The Kid from Amarillo (1951). He died on December 7, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Columbarium of Peace 19-7 (back wall, right middle of bottom row)

25. Ernest Severn

Actor | Pursued

Ernest Severn was born on May 3, 1933 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was an actor, known for Pursued (1947). He died on November 27, 1987 in Thousand Oaks, California, USA.

Plot: Gethsemane 119 GPS coordinates: 34.1516609, -118.7998428 (hddd.dddd)

26. Artie Shaw

Soundtrack | Second Chorus

Artie Shaw was the rival of Benny Goodman in the Swing era. With a different style of playing, his sound on clarinet was more liquid than Goodman's sound. After playing in different orchestras in the late 1920s and '30s, he formed his own orchestra in 1936, and he added a string quartet to the Big ...

28. Peter Whitney

Actor | The Big Heat

The name may have you scratchin' your head a bit while searchin' for your nearby trivia book, but oh...that intimidating face is so familiar. Peter Whitney's over-powering frame, swarthy looks, bushy brows and maniacal look in his eye made him one of the most fearsome character actors to lump ...

29. Terry Wilson

Actor | Westworld

Actor and stuntman Terry Wilson was born on September 3, 1923 in Huntington Park, California. A football star during his high school days, Wilson originally planned on becoming a veterinarian and attended California Polytechnic School on a football scholarship. Terry enlisted and served in the ...

30. Steve Forrest

Actor | The Longest Day

A ruggedly handsome action man of the 1960s and '70s, Steve Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews in Huntsville, Texas, the youngest of thirteen children of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister. His brother was actor Dana Andrews. Forrest began his screen career as a ...