The men, women, and beloved animals who are interred at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California.
The scintillating, sultry-eyed blonde (formerly a redhead) star of screen, TV and award-winning stage went on to become best known, however, for her sensual delivery pitching cigars in taunting '60s ads and commercials with her Mae West
ian come-on line "Why don't you pick one up and smoke it sometime?" This...
“ Plot: Remembrance section ” - Syl
“ Plot: Court of Liberty, Gardens of Heritage, L-3039 G-1 ” - Syl
Mexican character actor Rodolfo Acosta (born Rodolfo Acosta Pérez) achieved his greatest success in the US, primarily as a villain in westerns. He was born in Chamizal, a section of land disputed by Mexico and Texas due to changes in the Rio Grande river which forms the border. At the time of Acosta's birth...
“ Plot: Gentleness, L-3107 ” - Syl
Sugar, Pepper, Pearl, Sunny, Goldie, Bubbles, all those are nicknames borne by petite actress Iris Adrian in several of the 160 movies she made. With such names, don't expect to see her playing Joan of Ark or Electra but it remains that all these pet names reflect her winning femininity, its sweetness...
“ Plot: Court of Remembrance,e Columbarium of Radiant Dawn, Niche 61905 ” - Syl
Born in America of Korean ancestry, Philip Ahn was just one member of the tiny fraternity of Oriental actors who livened the Hollywood screen during the 1930's and later. (Others of note were Keye Luke
, Victor Sen Yung
, Richard Loo
and Benson Fong
.) As often as not, Philip Ahn portrayed villainous Japanese or else "inscrutable, " proverb-spouting stereotypes.
“ Plot: Courts of Remembrance, Crypt 1107 ” - Syl
One of the most recorded songwriters of the 1920's and 30's was born into a musical family (his father was a violinist with the Metropolitan Opera). Harry learned to play piano at the age of five and was already a fully-fledged professional while in his second year of high school. He worked in vaudeville for four years...
“ Plot: Columbarium of Remembrance, N-60268
GPS coordinates: 34.1499710, -118.3204803 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Robert Aldrich entered the film industry in 1941 when he got a job as a production clerk at RKO Pictures. He soon worked his way up to script clerk, then became an assistant director, a production manager and an associate producer. He began writing and directing for TV series in the early 1950s, and directed his first feature in 1953 (Big Leaguer
“ Plot: Murmuring Trees, L-5153
GPS coordinates: 34.1451111, -118.3217087 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Irving Allen started his film career in 1929 as an editor. He turned to directing in the 1940s, and two shorts he directed, Forty Boys and a Song
and Climbing the Matterhorn
, won Academy Awards. His feature film output, however, was not particularly successful, and in the 1950s he and producer Albert R. Broccoli
formed Warwick Films in Great Britain to produce films there.
“ Plot: Court of Liberty, Garden of Valor, Lot 4260, Space 1A ” - Syl
Jose Paige was given the screen name Don Alvarado by studio chief Jack Warner while they purportedly were driving past the Los Angeles street Alvarado. Paige played a number of starring roles that relied on his Latin good looks, achieving a certain following as a Rudolph Valentino
type. He was barely...
“ Plot: Hillside, Lot #6234
GPS coordinates: 34.1465416, -118.3261871 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Leon Ames was born Harry Wycoff in Portland, Indiana, to Cora Alice (DeMoss) and Charles Elmer Wycoff. He had always wanted to be an actor and he did it the hard way, serving a long apprenticeship in touring amateur theatre companies, even selling shoes for a while on 42nd Street in the 1920's. It took him until 1933 to make his debut on Broadway...
“ Plot: Columbarium of Valor, niche G64443
GPS coordinates: 34.1492386, -118.3201675 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Born in Chicago, Morey Amsterdam started in vaudeville at the age of 14, as a straight man for his piano-playing brother. His father, a concert violinist who worked with the Chicago Opera and the San Francisco Symphony, wanted Morey to pursue a career in classical music but Morey had other plans. By the time he was 16...
“ Plot: Court of Remembrance, furthest north-east section, C-3632 ” - Syl
Ernie Anderson was born Ernest Earle Anderson on November 12, 1923 in Lynn, Massachusetts. He began working in radio at Burlington, Vermont's WSKI-AM in 1946. He met Tim Conway
at WHK-AM in Cleveland and began writing with him. They were hired by Cleveland's WJW-TV in 1961 where they created "Ernie's Place"...
“ Plot: Court of Liberty ” - Syl
Mignon Anderson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1892. Her father was a former vaudeville performer and opera singer who left the stage to go into the insurance business. Her mother, Hallie Howard, was also a former vaudeville performer. Mignon got her show-business start at a very early age--at six months old she appeared in a stage production as the infant daughter of the leading lady...
“ Plot: Vale of Peace, L-5199, G-2 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Eternal Love, L-5157, space 2, next to her father George Gourley ” - Syl
“ Plot: Homeward, L-4403, G-4
GPS coordinates: 34.1509209, -118.3208618 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Dimitra Arliss's acting career began at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, she first caught audience's eyes appearing in Arthur Kopit
's Broadway play "Indians", she played a Native American character who spoke with an Italian accent. While she continued acting on stage, she began to appear in several television and film productions including The Sting
“ Plot: Court of Valor, Map H01, Lot 5584, Interment Space 3 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Urn located in the casket of Trainer Frank Inn ” - Syl
“ Plot: Morning Light, L-7364
GPS coordinates: 34.1451988, -118.3223801 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: East side of the Old North Church ” - Syl
John H. Auer
Born in Hungary and educated in Vienna, John H. Auer was an actor in European films from the age of 12. After his career as a child actor ended, he entered the business world, but soon decided to rejoin the film industry. He journeyed to Hollywood in 1928 to find work as a director, but came up empty...
“ Plot: Homeward, L-4262 G-3
GPS coordinates: 34.1502495, -118.3207626 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Composer, songwriter ("Back in the Saddle Again","That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine"), actor, author and businessman, educated at Ravia (Oklahoma) High School. He was a telegrapher for the Frisco Railroad, and first appeared on radio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Later he had his own radio show on CBS. In World War he was a flight officer for the United States Army Air Force...
“ Plot: Sheltering Hills section, Grave 1048, just in front of one of the statues
GPS coordinates: 34.1483307, -118.3261795 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Court of Liberty, L-715A
GPS coordinates: 34.1441917, -118.3173370 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Enduring Faith, L-4200 G-7
GPS coordinates: 34.1476212, -118.3253174 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Columbarium of Remembrance, N-60034 (her name is not on the marker).
GPS coordinates: 34.1499710, -118.3204803 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Tex Avery was a descendant of Judge Roy Bean and Daniel Boone, but all his grandma ever told him about it was "Don't ever mention you are kin to Roy Bean. He's a no good skunk!!" After graduating from North Dallas High School in 1927, Avery moved to Southern California in 1929 and got a job in the harbor...
“ Plot: Gentleness, L-833 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Columbarium of Purity, Niche G5968 ” - Syl
One of the workhorses in Warner Brothers' stable of directors in the 1930s, Lloyd Bacon didn't have a career as loaded with classic films as many of his more famous contemporaries. What few "classics" he had his hand in (42nd Street
, Footlight Parade
) are so overshadowed by the dazzling surrealistic...
“ Plot: Eternal Love, L-5207
GPS coordinates: 34.1482887, -118.3240891 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Sheltering Hills ” - Syl
“ Plot: Guardian, Lot 6550, space 3
GPS coordinates: 34.1482887, -118.3296738 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Sheltering Hills section, Lot 4187, Interment Space 1 ” - Syl
The woman who will always be remembered as the crazy, accident-prone, lovable Lucy Ricardo was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. Her father died before she was four, and her mother worked several jobs, so she and her younger brother were raised by their grandparents...
“ Plot: Columbarium of Radiant Dawn, Court of Remembrance (*Editor's note: This is the original interment site. Ashes were relocated to Jamestown, New York by next-of-kin in 2002). ” - Syl
For 35 years Bob Barker had been the host of The Price Is Right
game show. Not only is it the highest-rated daytime game show, it's also the longest-running game show in TV history, surpassing the prime-time hit What's My Line?
, which ran for 18 years. He also served the show's executive producer since 1987...
“ Plot: Future Burial Site. His wife is interred here too. ” - Syl
“ Plot: Eternal Love, L-5206 G-1 ” - Syl
Songwriter ("Mississippi Mud", "I Surrender, Dear", "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams"), actor, composer, pianist and singer, educated in Denver public schools. He was a professional pianist at 14, later leading his own orchestra on a tour of the Orient. He was a member of the Paul Whiteman Rhythm Boys with Bing Crosby and Al Rinker...
“ Plot: Devotion 8798
GPS coordinates: 34.1522713, -118.3216171 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Don 'Red' Barry
Donald Barry went from the stage to the screen. After four years of playing villains and henchmen at various studios, Barry got the role that changed his image: Red Ryder in the Republic Pictures serial Adventures of Red Ryder
. Although he had appeared in westerns for two years or so, this was the one that kept him there...
“ Plot: Court of Liberty, #5442 ” - Syl
The only child of Jozsef Barsi and Maria Benko, Judith Eva Barsi beat 10,000 to 1 odds when she was discovered at a San Fernando Valley skating rink at 5 1/2 years old in 1983. She was mistaken for a three year old child. Her first commercial was for Donald Duck Orange Juice and she went on to appear in anywhere between 50-100 commercials...
“ Plot: Sheltering Hills, Lot 5049, Space 2, next to her mother Maria ” - Syl
“ Plot: Homeward, L-4753, space 3 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Blessed Assurance, L-1515 G-3
GPS coordinates: 34.1475716, -118.3168869 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Clyde Beatty, who was born on June 10, 1903 in Bainbridge, Ohio, was a big game hunter who became famous as a lion tamer and animal trainer. He was the first lion tamer to be featured in a circus. Eventually, he became a circus impresario who owned his own show. Beatty became famous for his "fighting...
“ Plot: Court of Remembrance, crypt 2175 ” - Syl
Respected character actor of the silent and early sound period, specializing in cruel villains. The son of Kansas City policeman Noah Webster Beery and Frances Margaret Fitzgerald Beery, Noah Nicholas Beery and his younger brother Wallace Beery
both left home in their teens, each seeking a career as a performer...
“ Plot: Sheltering Hills, Lot 930, Space 1 ” - Syl
Noah Beery Jr.
Familiar and well-liked character actor of very different persona than either his father, Noah Beery
, or his uncle, Wallace Beery
. He attended Harvard Military Academy but managed to make a number of appearances on film and on stage with his father before adulthood. At age 19, he began playing amiable second leads and occasional leading roles...
“ Plot: Sheltering Hills, Lot 487, Space 3 ” - Syl
Ralph Bellamy was a veteran actor who was so well-liked and respected by his peers that he was the recipient of an honorary Oscar in 1987 for his contributions to the acting profession. Ralph Rexford Bellamy was born June 17, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Lilla Louise (Smith), originally from Hamilton...
Actor/director Richard Benedict was born Joseph Sciurba in Sicily. He came to the US with his family when he was seven. He was a prizefighter before journeying to Hollywood to break into the movies. His stocky, somewhat menacing appearance got him tough-guy and henchman roles, although he did get the occasional second lead...
“ Plot: Churchyard, L-4027 G-1
GPS coordinates: 34.1486511, -118.3254776 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Urn located in the casket of Trainer Frank Inn ” - Syl
“ Plot: Eternal Love, L-661, G-3
GPS coordinates: 34.1469498, -118.3204498 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lamont Bentley moved to Los Angeles with his mother, an aspiring singer. His aptitude for comedy became apparent as he constantly made people laugh at his mother's auditions. It was then that he was encouraged to begin his own entertainment career. He began with commercials...
Mary Kay Bergman
Mary Kay Bergman did not have a face known to many - her voice was recognized more than anything else in the world. Although she was a big voiceover star in the 1990s, her true claim to fame was Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
's critically acclaimed adult animated television series, South Park
“ Plot: Summerland, L-1002 G-1
GPS coordinates: 34.1505585, -118.3195038 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
For a while in the 1970s, Fred Berry was one of the biggest stars on American television. The former dancer, who became a star in the sitcom What's Happening!!
ballooned until his weight became a threat to his health. He battled with food, drink, drugs and women, marrying 6 times to 4 women in total. Diabetes was diagnosed...
“ Plot: Tribute Section, Lot 1015, Grave 4 [unmarked] ” - Syl
Conductor, saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer, a member of the orchestras of Frank Dailey, Hudson-DeLange, Bunny Berigan, Benny Goodman, Teddy Powell, Les Brown, Bob Crosby and Jan Savitt. He led his own band briefly, then conducted the USNAF Band in World War II, then joined the staff of MGM. He joined ASCAP in 1959 and has made many records.
“ Plot: Vale of Peace, L-4894 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Enduring Faith, L-883 G-2
GPS coordinates: 34.1464195, -118.3232117 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: God's Acre, 1738, space 4, next to his stepson, Thomas Carr. ” - Syl
“ Plot: Morning Light #7977 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Enduring Faith, #3718 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Morning Light, L-6926
GPS coordinates: 34.1443901, -118.3224564 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Dubbed "The Sweetest Girl in Pictures", Mary Brian started life as Louise Byrdie Datzler. She was born in Corsicana, Texas, and went to high school in Dallas. Her widowed mother had big plans for young Louise and took her to California in 1923, with the intention of getting her into the film business...
“ Plot: Eternal Love, Lot 4134, Space 2
GPS coordinates: 34.1481590, -118.3232803 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Summerland, L-363 G-2
GPS coordinates: 34.1509819, -118.3186188 (hddd.dddd)
Bri ” - Syl
“ Plot: Devotion, 8595 G-2
GPS coordinates: 34.1519585, -118.3213425 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Pamela Britton was born Armilda Jane Owen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother was Ethel Owen
, a prominent stage, radio and early television actress. Pam first used Gloria Jane Owen as her stage name, but not wanting to trade on her mother's reputation, chose Pamela from a British book, and then Britton to emphasize its source...
Albert R. Broccoli
Albert Romolo Broccoli was born in Astoria, Queens (New York City) on April 5th, 1909. His mother and father, Cristina and Giovanni Broccoli, raised young Albert in New York on the family farm. The family was in the vegetable business, and Albert claimed one of his uncles brought the first broccoli seeds into the United States in the 1870's...
“ Plot: Court of Remembrance
GPS coordinates: 34.1498489, -118.3199768 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Born in Los Angeles, Joe Brooks became an actor after graduating high school. He did some work as an extra, and his first speaking part was in the John Wayne
WW II actioner The Fighting Seabees
. His acting career was interrupted by wartime service in the South Pacific. Returning to California after the war...
“ Plot: Columbarium of Purity and Vigilance, Niche 59769 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Courts of Remembrance, Map H13, Distinguished Memorial 261 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Enduring Faith, L-1124
GPS coordinates: 34.1465683, -118.3232498 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Enduring Faith, L-4905 G-2
GPS coordinates: 34.1475410, -118.3265305 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Churchyard, Lot 1756 ” - Syl
At the age of seven, he and his family moved to Oregon. After studying at the University of Oregon, he followed in his father's footsteps and became a dentist, graduating from North Pacific Dental College. From 1929 to 1937, he practiced oral surgery in Eugene, Oregon. He then moved his practice to Altadena...
“ Plot: Morning Light Section, Plot #7780
GPS coordinates: 34.1450005, -118.3231583 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Murmuring Trees, Lot 4037, Space 1 ” - Syl
“ Plot: God's Acre, L-617 G-4 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Woodlands, Section 40, Niche Rock 128 ” - Syl
In his later years, he was a part-time resident of Springfield, Missouri. In Springfield, he taped a radio program for RadiOzark Enterprises, and frequently appeared on the television program Jubilee USA. During one of his stays, he had his name legally changed to Smiley.
“ Plot: Sheltering Hills, #266
GPS coordinates: 34.1480713, -118.3253708 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Lincoln Terrace, L-4547
GPS coordinates: 34.1429100, -118.3186417 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Columbarium of Radiant Dawn, N-61790 ” - Syl
Famed composer ("Trumpeter's Prayer"), conductor, trumpeter, record company executive and author, educated at Juillard and a student of Bernard Wagenaar, Joseph Littau, Cesare Sodero, and Jan Meyerwitz. He was a trumpeter in dance orchestras, and scored films in England. In 1952, he became the music director for Walt Disney and Disneyland Records...
“ Plot: Courts of Remembrance, Columbarium of Providence, Niche 64723 ” - Syl
Cambridge won a four-year scholarship to study medicine but decided, instead, to become an actor, leaving college in his third year. He acted in many off-Broadway productions, winning the Village Voice's Obie Award in Jean Genet
's "The Blacks"; and, on Broadway, he gained a Tony Award Nomination in "Purlie's Victorious"...
“ Plot: Murmuring Trees, Block 5443
GPS coordinates: 34.1452217, -118.3218994 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Murmuring Trees, Lot 8903, Space 1 ” - Syl
Stephen J. Cannell
Stephen J. Cannell was raised in Pasadena, California. His father ran an interior design firm. From an early age, Stephen suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia, which made it nearly impossible from him to do well in school, he either flunked or was held back many times. Even though one of the courses he had trouble with was English...
“ Plot: Sheltering Hills, Lot: 1577, Space 2 ” - Syl
Tall, blond and of rugged proportions, handsome actor Philip Carey started out as a standard 1950s film actor in westerns, war stories and crime yarns but didn't achieve full-fledged stardom until well past age 50 when he joined the daytime line-up as ornery Texas tycoon Asa Buchanan on the popular soap One Life to Live
Edward C. Carfagno
The distinguished art director and production designer Edward Carfagno had a long career under contract to MGM (1943-1970). During that time, he worked on some of the studio's most prestigious films and established a reputation for creating an authentic and accurate period feel. He frequently worked on costume epics made by MGM at Cinecitta in Rome...
“ Plot: Abiding Love, L-4812 G-2 ” - Syl
Pianist, songwriter ("Sunrise Serenade", "Oh What It Seemed to Be"), conductor, author and composer. He began his career as the music director of a touring vaudeville unit, then joined the orchestras of Mal Hallett and Horace Heidt as pianist. In 1944, he led his own orchestra, playing theatres, ballrooms and hotels...
“ Plot: Sheltering Hills, lot 1156 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Columbarium of Remembrance, Niche G-60463 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Lincoln Terrace, Lot 5144, Space 1 ” - Syl
Bartlett A. Carre
He was the producer of the original Gunsmoke. His wife Isabel had children from a previous marriage. His last living relative was Marion Bosler who died in 2006. She was married to E. Courtney Bosler who died in 2010 at the age of 95. Courtney Bosler is survived by his second wife, Linda Bosler.
“ Plot: Columbarium of Radiant Dawn, N-61785 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Enduring Faith, L-1228 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Murmuring Trees, L-5094 ” - Syl
Virginia Carroll, who married Ralph Byrd
, appeared in one of her husband's films, Dick Tracy Returns
. She was widowed in 1952. She acted in films mostly under the name of Virginia Carroll. She continued to act in films and some television programs after her husband had passed away and made her last appearance before the cameras in 1966.
“ Plot: Courts of Remembrance, Columbarium of Remembrance (Left), Niche 60172 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Columbarium of Remembrance, N-61423 ” - Syl