Woodlawn Santa Monica, CA

by Syl | created - 27 Aug 2012 | updated - 31 Jan 2016 | Public

The men and women were interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, California.

1. Ted Bessell

Director | The Tracey Ullman Show

Born in New York City, Ted's early career included guest appearances in soap operas, Lover Come Back (1961) and It's a Man's World (1962). Ted went on to appear as "Frankie" on Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964), but his big break was as "That Guy" on the successful Marlo Thomas Television series That Girl (...

Plot: Section 12 GPS coordinates: 34.0177994, -118.4738693 (hddd.dddd)

2. Mabel Ballin

Actress | Vanity Fair

Mabel Ballin entered the film business in 1917 when Hugo Ballin, her husband, was having little success with his painting career. She played quite a few leading roles at the World Film Co. and was a well-known and popular actress at the time. However, after World War I her career momentum slowed ...

Plot: Mausoleum Wall J, Crypt 1XC (unmarked community crypt)

3. George Bancroft

Actor | Stagecoach

George Bancroft was raised in Philadelphia and attended high school at Tomes Institute (Philadelphia). He won an impressive appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated as a commissioned officer. He served in the Navy for the prescribed period of required service but no...

Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor P

4. Jay Belasco

Director | Sweetheart Daze

Jay Belasco was born on January 11, 1888 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Reginald James Belasco. He was an actor and director, known for Sweetheart Daze (1926), In for Life (1927) and Love on a Weak Stomach (1927). He died on May 1, 1949 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Plot: Mausoleum Wall J, Crypt 1XC (unmarked community crypt)

5. Hugo Ballin

Director | Vanity Fair

Hugo Ballin was born on March 7, 1879 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an art director and director, known for Vanity Fair (1923), East Lynne (1921) and Married People (1922). He was married to Mabel Ballin. He died on November 27, 1956 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Plot: Mausoleum Wall J, Crypt 1XC (unmarked community crypt)

6. Charles Bickford

Actor | The Song of Bernadette

American character actor of gruff voice and appearance who was a fixture in Hollywood pictures from the earliest days of the talkies. The fifth of seven children, he was born in the first minute of 1891. He was a boisterous child, and at nine was tried and acquitted for attempted murder in the ...

Plot: Section 5, Lot 113, Grave C (unmarked Community Plot)

7. Barbara Billingsley

Actress | Airplane!

Born Barbara Lillian Combes, she attended Los Angeles Junior College in the mid-1930s and then moved to New York City, where she worked as a model. In 1945, she received a contract from MGM, and she appeared in several films during the late 1940s and 1950s, sometimes without screen credit. In the ...

Plot: Block 12, Lot 120 Grave A

8. William Bishop

Actor | Black Eagle

William attended grammar and high schools in New York and New Jersey. Upon graduation, he enrolled at West Virginia University where he planned to study law and played football and tennis. One summer, his uncle got him a job at the Suffern County (in New York) Theatre. He worked with actors ...

Plot: Mausoleum, 667 Hope-1 (Columbarium)

9. Janet Blair

Actress | My Sister Eileen

When it came to bright and polished, they didn't get much spiffier than singer/actress Janet Blair -- perhaps to her detriment in the long haul. At Columbia, she was usually overlooked for the roles that might have tested her dramatic mettle. Nevertheless, she pleased audiences as a pert and perky ...

10. Bonnie Bonnell

Actress | Nertsery Rhymes

Bonnie Bonnell was born on August 1, 1905 in Thomasville, Georgia, USA as Marion Wright Bonnell. She was an actress, known for Nertsery Rhymes (1933), Hollywood on Parade No. B-9 (1934) and Beer and Pretzels (1933). She died on March 14, 1964 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Plot: Mausoleum, first floor, Faith Room, Niche 840

11. Edwina Booth

Actress | Trapped in Tia Juana

American leading actress of the early talkie period, whose ordeal during the production of Trader Horn (1931) led her retirement and to false rumors of her death. She had some brief stage experience before getting some unimportant film roles. She was given a leading role in the ambitious adventure ...

Plot: Section 11, Plot 43

12. Edward Brophy

Actor | The Whole Town's Talking

Edward S. Brophy was born on February 27, 1895 in New York City and educated at the University of Virginia. He became a bit and small-part in the movies starting in 1919, but switched to behind-the-scenes work for job security, though he continued appearing in small parts. While serving as a ...

Plot: Section 18, Grave 407-B

13. Octavia Broske

Actress | The Great Adventure

Octavia Broske was born on June 4, 1886 in Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for The Great Adventure (1921) and She Loves and Lies (1920). She was married to George Bancroft and George C. Burke. She died on March 19, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor P GPS coordinates: 34.0180206, -118.4751587 (hddd.dddd)

14. Leo Carrillo

Actor | 20 Mule Team

Leo Carrillo was born on August 6, 1881 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for 20 Mule Team (1940), The Guilty Generation (1931) and Lasca of the Rio Grande (1931). He was married to Edith Shakespear Haeselbarth. He died on September 10, 1961 in Santa Monica, California.

Plot: Section 2

15. Joseph Corre

Self | Ireland AM

Corre was born on 30 November 1967, in Clapham, England to fashion designer and businesswoman Vivienne Westwood and The Sex Pistols's former manager and entrepreneur Malcolm McLaren. His surname comes from his father's maternal grandmother, who was a Sephardic Jew from Portugal.

As a child, he would...

16. Henry Cuesta

Self | Lawrence Welk: God Bless America

Henry Cuesta was born on December 23, 1931 in McAllen, Texas, USA as Henry Falcon Cuesta. He was married to Janette Cuesta. He died on December 17, 2003 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

17. Henry Daniell

Actor | The Great Dictator

London-born Henry Daniell began his career on the British stage, and continued it on the Broadway stage when he emigrated to the US. He entered films in 1929, and excelled at playing the suave, well-bred villain who could kill an enemy or start a war with a certain air of upper-class disdain, as if...

Plot: Mausoleum Wall B, Crypt 32 [unmarked]

18. John Dodsworth

Actor | Loose in London

John Dodsworth was born on September 17, 1910 in London, England as John Cecil Dodsworth. He was an actor, known for Loose in London (1953), Here Comes the Sun (1946) and Matinee Theatre (1955). He died on September 11, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. Weston Doty

Actor | Peter Pan

Weston Doty was born on February 18, 1913 in Malta, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Peter Pan (1924) and One Terrible Day (1922). He died on January 1, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Winston Doty

Actor | Peter Pan

Winston Doty was born on February 18, 1913 in Malta, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Peter Pan (1924), One Terrible Day (1922) and A Pleasant Journey (1923). He died on January 1, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. Cathy Downs

Actress | My Darling Clementine

A pleasant, attractive leading lady, Cathy Downs was an "outdoors type" who worked as a model before she became a Fox contract player in 1944. In the late 1940s she was being groomed for major success -- e.g., she played the title role in John Ford's My Darling Clementine (1946) -- but most of her ...

Plot: Section 17

22. Vernon Duke

Soundtrack | Chinatown

Composer, songwriter ("April in Paris", "Autumn in New York", "I Can't Get Started"), author and pianist, educated at the Kiev Conservatory (which he entered at age thirteen) and a music student of Reinhold Gliere and Marian Dombrovsky. He had composed ballets for Diaghilev's Ballet Russe, but he ...

Plot: Original burial site

23. Bud Duncan

Actor | Private Snuffy Smith

Bud Duncan was born on October 31, 1883 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Albert Edward Duncan. He was an actor and writer, known for Private Snuffy Smith (1942), The Haunted Ship (1927) and Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942). He died on November 25, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Section 18, Lot 11, Space D

24. Lion Feuchtwanger

Writer | Semya Oppengeym

Lion Feuchtwanger was born on July 7, 1884 in Munich, Germany. He was a writer, known for The Oppenheim Family (1939), Power (1934) and Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971). He was married to Marta Löffler. He died on December 21, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Section 12, L-187 GPS coordinates: 34.0174217, -118.4741898 (hddd.dddd)

25. Paul Fix

Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird

Paul Fix, the well-known movie and TV character actor who played "Marshal Micah Torrance" on the TV series The Rifleman (1958), was born Peter Paul Fix on March 13, 1901 in Dobbs Ferry, New York to brew-master Wilhelm Fix and his wife, the former Louise C. Walz. His mother and father were German ...

Plot: Section 17, L-429 G-A GPS coordinates: 34.0189400, -118.4783936 (hddd.dddd)

26. Glenn Ford

Actor | Superman

Legendary actor Glenn Ford was born Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford in Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada, to Hannah Wood (Mitchell) and Newton Ford, a railroad executive. His family moved to Santa Monica, California when he was eight years old. His acting career began with plays at high school...

Plot: Mausoleum

27. Ilka Grüning

Actress | Peer Gynt

Ilka Grüning was born on September 4, 1876 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. She is known for her work on Peer Gynt (1919), Words and Music (1948) and Figaros Hochzeit (1920). She died on November 11, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Mausoleum Niche 567-2. Columbarium of Faith.

28. William Haines

Actor | Show People

Born in Staunton, Virginia, William Haines ran off to live life on his own terms while still in his teens, moving to New York City and becoming friends with such later Hollywood luminaries as designer Orry-Kelly and Cary Grant. His film career started slowly, but by the end of the silent era he was...

29. Paul Henreid

Actor | Casablanca

Paul Henreid was born Paul Georg Julius Freiherr von Hernreid Ritter von Wasel-Waldingau in Trieste, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was the son of Marie Luise Heilig (Lendecke) and Baron Karl Alphons Hernreid. His father was an aristocratic banker, who was born to a Jewish family whose surname ...

Plot: Section 3-M GPS coordinates: 34.0178604, -118.4763870 (hddd.dddd)

30. Phil Hill

Actor | Grand Prix

One of America's greatest racing drivers of all time, Hill, a native of Southern California, was the first American to win the Formula 1 World Championship, in 1961. Hill started his racing career in the 1950s, winning the 1955 Sports Car Club of America Championship, then moving to Europe and ...

31. Evelyn Hooker

Self | Changing Our Minds: The Story of Dr. Evelyn Hooker

Evelyn Hooker was born on September 2, 1907 in North Platte, Nebraska, USA. She was married to Edward Hooker. She died on November 18, 1996 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

32. Richard Hylton

Actor | Telephone Time

Richard Hylton is an actor, known for Telephone Time (1956).

33. Olaf Hytten

Actor | The Good Earth

Olaf Hytten was born on March 3, 1888 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was an actor, known for The Good Earth (1937), The Moonstone (1934) and The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942). He died on March 11, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Mausoleum Wall J, Crypt 1XC (unmarked community crypt)

34. Ted Koehler

Soundtrack | Hollywood Canteen

Songwriter ("Stormy Weather", "Let's Fall in Love"), author, lyricist and pianist, educated in public schools. He was a photo engraver before working as a pianist in film theatres, and he wrote special material for vaudeville before going on to produce night club shows. He wrote the songs for the ...

Plot: Block Cremains, Lot 6, Grave C

35. Harvey Korman

Actor | Blazing Saddles

Harvey Korman was a lanky, popular TV comedy veteran with a flair for broad comic characterizations, who shone for a decade as leading man and second banana par excellence on The Carol Burnett Show (1967) but failed to find much success in his own projects.

Harvey Herschel Korman was born in Chicago...

36. Henry Kuttner

Writer | The Twilight Zone

Met his future wife, C.L. Moore, in 1936 via a fan letter he wrote (thinking she was a male colleague).

Plot: Woodlawn Mausoleum, first floor, Faith Room, Niche 259.

37. Florence Lake

Actress | Quiet Please!

Florence Lake was born on November 27, 1904 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA as Florence Silverlake. She was an actress, known for Quiet Please! (1933), Secret Service (1931) and You Drive Me Crazy (1945). She died on April 11, 1980 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

38. Audra Lindley

Actress | Three's Company

Audra Lindley was born in Los Angeles, California, to a show-business family--her father, Bert Lindley, was a stage and film actor. She got her early start in Hollywood by being a stand-in, which eventually progressed to stunt work. After a while, however, she found stunt work not to her liking and...

Plot: Section 18, L-141. She is buried with her father Bert Lindley. Her name does not appear on the marker. GPS coordinates: 34.0187492, -118.4772110 (hddd.dddd)

39. Bert Lindley

Actor | Are We Civilized?

Bert Lindley was born on December 3, 1873 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Herbert Maxwell Lindley. He is known for his work on Are We Civilized? (1934), Pals in Peril (1927) and Wild Bill Hickok (1923). He was married to Elizabeth (Bessie) Frances Fisher. He died on September 12, 1953 in Los Angeles, ...

Plot: Section 18, L-141 GPS coordinates: 34.0187492, -118.4772110 (hddd.dddd)

40. Hughie Mack

Actor | Bringing Up Father

Hughie Mack was born on November 26, 1884 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Hugh Richard McGowan. He was an actor and writer, known for Bringing Up Father (1915), C.O.D. (1914) and As You Like It (1912). He was married to Mary Agnes McGowan. He died on October 13, 1927 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

41. Heinrich Mann

Writer | Der blaue Engel

Writer. Emigrated to France in 1933 and later to the US in 1940. Since 1949 president of the 'Deutsche Akademie der Kuenste' in East Berlin, GDR.

Original Burial Site: Plot: Section 12 GPS coordinates: 34.0174484, -118.4742813 (hddd.dddd)

42. Doug McClure

Actor | Maverick

Douglas Osborne McClure was born on May 11, 1935 in Glendale, California. Educated at UCLA, this blond leading man long made a career of apparent agelessness. He played one young sidekick after another through numerous movies and one television series after another, playing 20ish roles into his ...

Plot: Section 3-M GPS coordinates: 34.0177689, -118.4764099 (hddd.dddd)

43. Catherine McLeod

Actress | The Outer Limits

Of Scottish descent, Catherine McLeod was a self-confessed movie fan as a child of the Depression. Born in Santa Monica, she became a theater cashier in Dallas for a time before returning to Los Angeles and studying at an acting school. A talent scout discovered her in a play and signed her to an ...

44. Red Norvo

Soundtrack | Touch of Evil

Red Norvo was born on March 31, 1908 in Beardstown, Illinois, USA as Kenneth Norville. He was an actor, known for Touch of Evil (1958), Screaming Mimi (1958) and Disc Jockey (1951). He was married to Eve Rogers and Mildred Bailey. He died on April 6, 1999 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Plot: Mausoleum

Plot: Section 5, Lot 113, Grave C (unmarked Community Plot)

46. Lynne Overman

Actor | Union Pacific

Lynne Overman was born on September 19, 1887 in Maryville, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Union Pacific (1939), Reap the Wild Wind (1942) and She Loves Me Not (1934). He was married to Emily Helen Drange. He died on February 19, 1943 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

47. Walter Perry

Actor | The Johnstown Flood

Walter Perry was born on September 14, 1868 in San Francisco, California, USA as Walter Leonard Perry. He was an actor, known for The Johnstown Flood (1926), Troopers Three (1930) and The Third Alarm (1930). He died on January 22, 1954 in Los Angeles, California.

Plot: Section 16, Elks Rest, Grave 283

48. Beverly Pratt

Broadway Rhythm

Beverly Pratt was born on October 19, 1923 in Boise, Idaho, USA as Beverly Sherman Pratt. She was an actress, known for Broadway Rhythm (1944) and Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour (1943). She was married to Paul Fix. She died on November 13, 1979 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Plot: Section 17, L-429 G-A GPS coordinates: 34.0189400, -118.4783936 (hddd.dddd)

49. Janos Prohaska

Actor | Star Trek

Janos Prohaska was born on October 10, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary. He is known for his work on Star Trek (1966), Bewitched (1964) and The Outer Limits (1963). He was married to Irene M . Knoke. He died on March 13, 1974 in Bishop, California, USA.

Plot: Mausoleum

50. Frances Raeburn

Actress | Seven Sweethearts

Frances Raeburn was born on August 15, 1924 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA as Mildred Frances Anne Hedrick. She was an actress, known for Seven Sweethearts (1942) and Swing Out, Sister (1945). She was married to Sidney Abraham Kurstin and David Miller. She died on December 26, 1976 in Los ...

51. Bill Raisch

Actor | The Fugitive

Raisch was born of German immigrant parents in New Jersey in 1905. After graduating from high school, Raisch took a job at a construction site hauling cement. When he wasn't working, he lifted weights at Sig Klein's Gym in New York City. Raisch was noticed by a society girl looking for a dancing ...

52. Sally Ride

Actress | Touched by an Angel

Sally Ride was born on May 26, 1951 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA as Sally Kristen Ride. She is known for her work on Touched by an Angel (1994), Some Assembly Required (2008) and Spaceflight (1985). She was married to Steve Hawley. She died on July 23, 2012 in La Jolla, California.

53. Irene Ryan

Actress | The Beverly Hillbillies

Before becoming known to millions as Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Irene Ryan was already an established vaudeville, radio and movie actress, though not as famous prior to her television stint. She accompanied Bob Hope on his famous military tours and she was known as "the gal who makes...

Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor C GPS coordinates: 34.0180206, -118.4751587 (hddd.dddd)

54. E.C. Segar

Writer | Popeye

Creator of the comic strip "Thimble Theatre," which in 1929 introduced one of the most popular and beloved comic characters ever: a certain sailor named Popeye.

55. Hal Smith

Actor | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Hal Smith was born on August 24, 1916 in Petoskey, Michigan, USA as Harold John Smith. He was an actor, known for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), The Great Race (1965) and The Andy Griffith Show (1960). He was married to Vivian M. Angstadt. He died on January 28, 1994 in Woodland ...

56. Joan Taylor

Actress | Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

Joan Taylor's mother, Amelia Berky, was a vaudeville singing-dancing star in the 1920s. Her father was a prop man in Hollywood during that same period, but, after Joan's birth, the family moved to Lake Forest, Illinois, where her father managed a movie theater. She developed a love of movies from ...

57. William Tuttle

Make_up_department | Logan's Run

William Tuttle was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1911. At the age of 15 he was forced to leave school in order to earn a living so he could support his mother and younger brother, Thomas Tuttle. His music background got him work with comedy teams and a burlesque orchestra and, finally, his own ...

58. Jesse M. Unruh

Actor | The Candidate

Jesse M. Unruh was born on September 30, 1922 in Newton, Kansas, USA as Jesse Marvin Unruh. He was an actor, known for The Candidate (1972), Della (1969) and The Joey Bishop Show (1967). He was married to Chris Edwards and Virginia June Lemon. He died on August 4, 1987 in Marina del Rey, California...

59. Erich von Stroheim Jr.

Assistant_director | Party Girl

Erich von Stroheim Jr. was born on August 25, 1916 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Erich Oswald Stroheim. He was an assistant director and actor, known for Party Girl (1958), One Step Beyond (1959) and West Point (1956). He was married to Mary Jones. He died on October 26, 1968 in Woodland Hills...

60. Guy Way

Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

A somewhat chubby but menacing Guy Way played a frequent heavy in movies and television. During the 1960s you could catch him on numerous shows from Mission Impossible to The Man From Uncle. Once in a while he did get a few lines as with The Sting in 1973, where he takes Robert Redford at the ...

Plot: Section 18

61. Linda Fay Webb

Actress | Tag

Linda Fay Webb is an actress, known for Tag (2012).

Plot: Section 12, L-156 GPS coordinates: 34.0173988, -118.4739685 (hddd.dddd)

62. Jack Hanlon

Actor | Big Money

Jack Hanlon was born on February 15, 1916 in Amarillo, Texas, USA as Jack Clem Hanlon. He was an actor, known for Big Money (1930), Copy (1929) and The Shakedown (1929). He was married to Jean. He died on December 13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

63. Cliff Osmond

Writer | The Streets of San Francisco

Cliff Osmond was born on February 26, 1937 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Clifford Osmond Ebrahim. He was an actor and writer, known for The Streets of San Francisco (1972), The Penitent (1988) and The Front Page (1974). He was married to Gretchen. He died on December 22, 2012 in Pacific ...

64. Don Keefer

Actor | Sleeper

Don Keefer was born on August 18, 1916 in Highspire, Pennsylvania, USA as Donald Hood Keefer. He was an actor, known for Sleeper (1973), Creepshow (1982) and Liar Liar (1997). He was married to Catherine McLeod. He died on September 7, 2014 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

65. Jack Curtis

Actor | Captain Blood

Jack was born in San Francisco in 1880 in to the well-known Curtis family. Chris Curtis was himself well-known in the financial circles. His uncle William was a lawyer in New York City in the early 1900s. Jack and Lil met on a ship heading to Hong Kong in 1904 and were married sometime in 1904. ...

66. Micole Mercurio

Actress | While You Were Sleeping

Micole Diana Mercurio was born Diana Mercurio in Chicago, to Mary and Michael Mercurio, on March 10, 1938. The first born of her generation and a beautiful child, she flourished under the attention of her extended Italian-American family. Her father had been a captain in the Italian Army and became...