The men and women were interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California.
Born Chesney Henry Baker Jr. on 23 December 1929, in Yale, Oklahoma, Chet Baker was the son of Vera Baker
and Chesney H. Baker Sr. The family moved to California in about 1939. A couple of years later, around the time that the US entered World War II, young Chet began playing the horn. Initially his father had given him a trombone...
“ Plot: Elm plot, Division C, Lot 152
GPS coordinates: 33.9613914, -118.3388901 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Joseph H. August
Renowned cinematographer Joseph August began his film career not as a cameraman but as a wrangler--he was born and raised in Colorado--at Inceville, the studio begun by pioneering producer/director Thomas H. Ince
. He soon switched careers, becoming an assistant to cinematographer Ray C. Smallwood
. He shot his first film...
“ Plot: Pinecrest, lot 1340 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Grace Chapel Columbarium, Community Niche C ” - Syl
“ Plot: Mausoleum of the Golden West. ” - Syl
“ Plot: Parkview Plot, Lot 973, Grave D
GPS coordinates: 33.9664688, -118.3365173 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Oak Plot, Division D, Lot 24 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Miramar Plot, Lot 131, Grave 2
GPS coordinates: 33.9697304, -118.3384171 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
The daughter of William and Lillie Mae Westerman, her father died of tuberculosis when she was ten years old. Her mother then moved the family to Los Angeles. She suffered a skull fracture in an auto accident when she was 14. While recuperating, she was given a Charlie McCarthy
doll to cheer her up...
Paul Bern is undoubtedly more famous today for being found shot to death in his bathroom barely 2 months after his marriage to proto-sex symbol Jean Harlow
in 1932. Born in Hamburg, Germany as Paul Levy, he came to the United States with his family as a child. His mother committed suicide in the fall of 1920...
“ Plot: Sunset Mission Mausoleum, Sanctuary El Sereno, Crypt D-222
GPS coordinates: 33.9708214, -118.3432999 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Sequoia, Lot 164 (unmarked, beneath the Booth Family marker). ” - Syl
“ Plot: Parkview Section, Lot 342, Grave D
GPS coordinates: 33.9660301, -118.3369293 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: El Portal Plot, Lot 214, Grave A
GPS coordinates: 33.9666710, -118.3381882 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Sunset Mission Mausoleum. Vault 1086D. On your left as you enter.
GPS coordinates: 33.9713898, -118.3430634 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Pacific Terrace Plot, Lot 157, Grave B ” - Syl
“ Plot: Sunset Mission Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Bells, Crypt 930
GPS coordinates: 33.9713898, -118.3430634 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Nacio Herb Brown
Songwriter ("Singin' in the Rain", "Temptation", "You Are My Lucky Star"), composer and publisher, educated at Musical Arts High School in Los Angeles, California. He operated a tailoring business, then became a realtor before becoming a composer. He joined ASCAP in 1927 and collaborated musically with Arthur Freed...
“ Plot: Sunny Slope, Lot 188 (S. side of section, near top of hill, in front of Brown memorial monument headstone) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Inglewood Mausoleum, Room D
GPS coordinates: 33.9712791, -118.3387527 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Sunset Mission Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Sierra, Crypt 577 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Crypt 901 Sanctuary of Valor Manchester Maus. ” - Syl
Bebe Moore Campbell
Bebe Moore Campbell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to George and Doris Moore. After her parents' divorce, Campbell started sending her father serial short stories when he moved to North Carolina. She later credited these short stories as the beginning of her career as a writer. Due to the influence of her strict mother...
“ Plot: Lot 1286, G Plot [unmarked] ” - Syl
“ Plot: Montcrest Section - Lot 407, Division C, grave 6 ” - Syl
A tragic fate may have given this visionary a heightened sensitivity, perception, awareness, even expansion to his obvious musical gifts that he may have never touched upon had he not suffered from his physical affliction. Whatever it was, Ray Charles revolutionized American music and was catapulted to legendary status by the time he died in Beverly Hills at age 73...
“ Plot: Mausoleum of the Golden West, Eternal Love Corridor, Crypt A-32 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Alta Mesa Garden Mausoleum, Crypt #77
GPS coordinates: 33.9702797, -118.3388901 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Manchester Garden Mausoleum, Chapel Of Honor, Crypt 1202 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Miramar Plot, Lots 1 & 2
GPS coordinates: 33.9697800, -118.3394775 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Ray Corrigan was a physical culturist and very good athlete. He began working in Hollywood, as a physical fitness trainer for movie stars. Bit parts in 1932 led to action roles in the Undersea Kingdom
and The Leathernecks Have Landed
, the same year he began his role as Tucson Smith in Republic Pictures' "Three Mesquiteer" series; he did 24 films in that series before leaving in 1939...
“ Plot: El Sereno Plot, Lot 748, Grave E (Unmarked) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Pinecrest N 1/2 Lot 930 Grave 2 (unmarked) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Mausoleum ” - Syl
Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Robert DoQui was born in 1934 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He attended Langston University on a music scholarship and was a member of the popular singing group, "The Langstonaires". Following a four-year stint in the U.S. Air Force, DoQui went to New York to pursue a career in show business...
“ Plot: La Sol, Lot 552
GPS coordinates: 33.9711113, -118.3375015 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
When top silent screen comedienne Mabel Normand
would gripe to Mack Sennett
about making classier films, Sennett's retort would always be, "I'll send for Fazenda." This gawky, highly popular slapstick funny girl put in her time first in two-reelers and Universal's Joker Comedies from 1913 on, but unleashed her real gift for getting laughs when she joined Keystone Studios...
“ Plot: Mignonette section, Lot 17
GPS coordinates: 33.9717102, -118.3361435 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Sunnyslope, Lot 256 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Sunset Memorial Garden Mausoleum, Second Floor, Sanctuary of the Bells, Crypt 1063 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Manchester Garden Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Radiance #A-445
GPS coordinates: 33.9599991, -118.3386078 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
One of those wonderfully busy character actors whose face is familiar if not his name, mild-mannered actor Byron Foulger began performing with community theater, and stock and repertory companies after graduating from the University of Utah. He met his future wife, character actress Dorothy Adams
, in one of these companies. The marriage lasted nearly five decades and ended only with his death...
“ Plot: Del Prado Mausoleum, Fountain del las Flores, Crypt 142-A ” - Syl
“ Plot: Sunset Mission Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Bells, Crypt 929 ” - Syl
A pioneering cowboy star of silent and early talking Westerns, Hoot Gibson was one of the 1920s' most popular children's matinée heroes. In his real life, however, he had a rather painful rags-to-riches-and-back-to-rags career, a problem that seemed to plague a number of big stars who fell victim to their high profile and wound up living too high on the hog...
“ Plot: Magnolia Plot, Lot 92, Grave 6
GPS coordinates: 33.9721985, -118.3389664 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Miramar Plot, Lot 58, Grave 10-located 2 rows up from the curb, across the street from the Crescent section. ” - Syl
Elizabeth Ruth Grable was born on December 18, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Lillian Rose (Hofmann) and John Charles Grable, a stockbroker. She had German, English, Irish, and Dutch ancestry. Her mother was a stubborn and materialistic woman who was determined to make her daughter a star. Elizabeth...
“ Plot: Mausoleum of the Golden West, Sanctuary of Dawn, Crypt A78
GPS coordinates: 33.9731483, -118.3389206 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Ferde Grofé Sr.
Composer ("Grand Canyon Suite"), conductor, pianist, violinist, teacher and arranger, home-educated in music studies with his mother and also with Pietro Floridia and Ricardo Dallera, and at St. Vincent's College (where he was awarded an honorary Mus. D.), Illinois Wesleyan University, and Western State College of Colorado...
“ Plot: Mausoleum of the Golden West, Sanctuary of Faith, Crypt E-324
GPS coordinates: 33.9727783, -118.3391190 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Composer, songwriter, conductor, singer and actor, educated at Tufts University, Juilliard, and the University of the Pacific (hon. Mus. D.). He acted on radio and television besides on film, and played Leroy on the "Amos 'n Andy" radio series for fifteen years. He directed the Federal Theatre Project...
“ Plot: Manchester Garden Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Radiance, Crypt B-13 ” - Syl
Lois, was born in a tiny town in Minnesota in 1926, moved with her family to Long Beach, California where she had her first experience with theater as a set designer, stage manager and head electrician, was given a scholarship at the Pasadena Playhouse and became bitten by the "acting bug". In 1957 when she left SoCal and focused on family...
Best remembered for his raunchy humor, Robin Harris became famous in supporting roles in movies such as Do The Right Thing as Sweet Dick Willie and House Party. He has left a legacy that fans and actors will truly miss due to his career which was cut by a massive heart attack at the age of 36. Spike Lee dedicated Mo'Better Blues to Harris after his untimely death.
“ Plot: Manchester Garden Mausoleum, Chapel of Freedom, Crypt D-5. Inside to the right, next to the stairs.
GPS coordinates: 33.9605598, -118.3383331 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Samuel S. Hinds
Samuel S. Hinds, a Harvard graduate, was a lawyer in Hollywood until the stock market crash of 1929, in which he lost most of his money. Hinds, who had an interest in theater acting, decided to embark on a career in acting, albeit it age 54. The tall, dignified-looking Hinds appeared in over 200 films...
“ Plot: Inglewood Mausoleum, Crypt 167 ” - Syl
After the Holloway family moved from Atascadero, California, where her sister Brenda Holloway was born, to Los Angeles, Patrice was born in 1948. She was made famous from her songs Do the Del Viking (Pt. 1/Pt. 2; in which her sister was the backup singer), Black Mother Goose, For the Love of Mike, Love & Desire...
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1913, blues/pop singer Helen Humes is probably best known for her work with Count Basie and His Orchestra
in the 1930s and 1940s. As a child she took piano and vocal lessons, and at 14 years of age she was discovered by blues musician Sylvester Weaver, who signed her to a record contract and took her to St...
“ Plot: El Sereno Plot, Lot 96, Grave E ” - Syl
“ Plot: Pineview, Lot 816, Grave A ” - Syl
“ Plot: Manchester Garden Mausoleum, Manchester Court #224
GPS coordinates: 33.9602814, -118.3383331 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Garden of Chimes Mausoleum, Building D, #32-C ” - Syl
“ Plot: Mausoleum of the Golden West, Sanctuary of Dreams, Alcove of Psalms, Niche 26 ” - Syl
James J. Jeffries
James J. Jeffries was the heavyweight champion of the world from 1899 to 1905 but he is best known to history for coming out of retirement to take on Jack Johnson
, the first African American heavyweight champion in history, in what was called "The Fight of the Century". That fight ensured Jeffries'...
“ Plot: Sequoia Plot, Lot 122, Grave 7
GPS coordinates: 33.9709816, -118.3424530 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Wavy-haired American character actor and musician Frank Jenks was the son of advertising man Frank Jenks and pianist Lillian Sadler. After his family settled in Los Angeles, he attended the University of Southern California. He learned to play trumpet, trombone and clarinet, but eventually dropped out of college and embarked on leading a band on the West Coast vaudeville circuit...
“ Plot: Siesta Plot, Lot 257, Grave B ” - Syl
Edith Johnson's combination of luck and beauty ensured her a Hollywood career. The luck occurred because of her growing up in Rochester, New York, the home of the Eastman Kodak Co. Her beauty resulted in her being appointed by Kodak as "The Kodak Girl," with her face appearing in virtually all of the newspapers and magazines of the day in Kodak advertisements...
“ Plot: Park Terrace Section, Lot 628 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Esperanza, Lot 34, Grave 1
GPS coordinates: 33.9706116, -118.3394928 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Prolific "heavy" in American films of the silent and early talkie eras. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Kohler left home as a teenager, working various jobs while trying to establish a career in vaudeville. During this time, according to his son, actor Fred Kohler Jr.
, Kohler worked in a mine and lost part of his right hand in a dynamite accident...
“ Plot: A Plot , Lot 1866 (unmarked). ” - Syl
Most western action film heroes begin and end their career in the saddle. Not so for cowboy idol Allan "Rocky" Lane, who started as a leading man in major studio dramas, only to segue into "B" serials and sagebrush sagas in later life. The Indiana native was born in 1909 (some sources claim 1904). He studied at Notre Dame University where he excelled as a varsity letter athlete in football...
“ Plot: Rosehill, Lot 70, Grave A ” - Syl
Walter Lang entered the film industry in New York when he got a job as a clerk in the office of a film production company. He worked his way up to assistant director, and directed his first film in 1926. By the time sound arrived Lang was already a well-regarded director, but he left the business at that time to try his hand as an artist in Paris...
“ Plot: Sunnyslope, Lot 256 ” - Syl
Lucille La Verne
A legendary stage actress and character player in early films, Lucille La Verne is one of those forgotten legends who seem to fade as the years go on. However, at her prime she was one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation. Lucille La Verne Mitchum was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 8...
“ Plot: Palm Plot, Lot 236, center grave D ” - Syl
Gypsy Rose Lee
Born Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington, in 1911, but called Louise from early childhood, Gypsy Rose Lee was the daughter of a mild-mannered businessman and a restless, fiery young woman named Rose, who was determined to get out of Seattle and make a life for herself and her daughter in show business...
“ Plot: Pinecrest Plot, Lot 1087, Grave 8. Across from Utopia Plot ” - Syl
Brunette, petite Sharon Lynne was born D'Auvergne Sharon Lindsay in Weatherford, Texas. A former beauty contest winner, she began in show business as a nightclub singer and songwriter. Possessed of a strong, bluesy voice, she drifted towards the musical stage, eventually appearing in both the Broadway and screen versions of the musical Sunnyside Up
“ Plot: Chapel of the Chimes, Crypt 7
GPS coordinates: 33.9738884, -118.3377838 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
D'Urville Martin was a key important, prolific and hugely engaging supporting actor who appeared with pleasing regularity in a handful of delightfully down'n'dirty 70s blaxploitation features. Martin was born on February 11, 1939 in New York City. D'Urville first began acting in the mid 60s. He soon became a principal recurring figure in the 70s blaxploitation cinema cycle...
“ Plot: Parkview Plot, Space 886. In northwest corner of plot, five rows from Elm Drive ” - Syl
“ Plot: Esperanza, Lot 34, Grave
GPS coordinates: 33.9706116, -118.3394928 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
R&B singer/songwriter Percy Mayfield was born August 21, 1920 in Minden, Louisiana. His mother was a singer. Percy showed a real talent for poetry as a youth; this naturally led to him writing and singing his own songs. Mayfield started his musical career performing in Texas. He moved to Los Angeles...
Cleo Moore was born Cleouna Moore on October 31, 1924 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her parents were deeply involved in Democratic politics. Politics, in Louisiana, was an all consuming passion with a lot of families in the 1920s and 1930s. Cleo began her trek to stardom when she participated in school plays in high school...
"Sunshine Sammy" Morrison was most famous as one of the Dead End Kids/East Side Kids, but he was probably the most experienced actor of that group. Morrison made his film debut while still an infant; his father worked for a wealthy Los Angeles family that had connections in the film industry, and one...
“ Plot: Capistrano Gardens, Memorial Panel 49, Sec 14, Row 3. Near center of panel. ” - Syl
“ Plot: Charter Oak section, Lot 117 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Siesta Section, Lot 819, Grave A ” - Syl
Best known for her role as Aunt Esther Anderson on "Sanford And Son", she appeared in many films including "Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood" (1996), "Friday" (1995), "The Legend of Dolemite" (1994), "West From North Goes South" (1993), "The Meteor Man" (1993)...
“ Plot: Capistrano Court, Memorial Panel 43, Row F-3 ” - Syl
Jack Pennick was an American film actor, a familiar face, primarily in the movies of John Ford
. He was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of gold miner Albert R. and Bessie (Murray) Pennick. After himself working as a gold miner, Pennick joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served, with the Pekin Legation Guard...
“ Plot: Concordia Plot, Division D, Lot 262 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Mauso Del Prado, Crypt North 140 ” - Syl
Though most famous as Capt. Englehorn, the ship captain who carried the expedition to an island to capture the great ape in King Kong
--and its sequel, The Son of Kong
--Frank Reicher had a long history as a stage actor and director, and film director, prior to his "Kong" appearances, and in fact has more than 200 film roles to his credit...
“ Plot: Mausoleum of the Golden West, Sanctuary of Devotion, Crypt N-364
GPS coordinates: 33.9728584, -118.3392563 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Mausoleum of the Golden West, Sanctuary of Eternity, Crypt L-133
GPS coordinates: 33.9727097, -118.3403473 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Sugar Ray Robinson
Born Walker Smith, Jr., he borrowed the name of a fighter named Ray Robinson to box as an amateur so his mother wouldn't find out. Undefeated as an amateur boxer, 85-0, with 69 knockouts, 42 of them in the first round. Turned pro in 1940 and won his first 40 fights. Lost his first fight by decision to Jake LaMotta
“ Plot: Pinecrest. Near the middle
GPS coordinates: 33.9674301, -118.3399734 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Pinecrest. Near the middle. Grave B, Lot 20
GPS coordinates: 33.9674683, -118.3398209 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Tall, suave and sophisticated Cesar Romero actually had two claims to fame in Hollywood. To one generation, he was the distinguished Latin lover of numerous musicals and romantic comedies, and the rogue bandit The Cisco Kid in a string of low-budget westerns. However, to a younger generation weaned on television...
“ Plot: Mausoleum of the Golden West, Alcove of Music, Niche 408. Near stained glass window. ” - Syl
“ Plot: Mausoleum of the Golden West, Sanctuary of Dawn, Crypt A-29 ” - Syl
Born in Chicago in 1885, silent screen actress Myrtle Stedman's (née Lincoln) musical talents developed quite early, finding herself on stage at age 12 singing light opera in the chorus. She had progressed to singing leads in shows by the time she decided to abandon her music career altogether for the movies...
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1892, rustic-looking George "Slim" Summerville possessed one of those malleable mugs that made you laugh even before he opened his mouth. Young Slim ran away from home as a youth and lived a rather wanderlust life until a chance meeting with Mack Sennett
through his comedian friend Edgar Kennedy
“ Plot: Utopia Plot, Lot 217, Division C ” - Syl
He first came to the USA as a boy member of the famed acrobats, the Mazetti Troupe, that had been engaged by Barnum & Bailey Circus. Richard began in films, supposedly, as a stunt double for Doug Fairbanks, Sr., then graduated to films under his own name.
“ Plot: Sequoia Section ” - Syl
“ Plot: Acacia Slope Plot, Lot 773, Grave D. In Northeast corner of plot, next to roadway and directly across from Fairhaven Plot
GPS coordinates: 33.9640007, -118.3370972 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: 'M' Plot, Lot 2486-B
GPS coordinates: 33.9647713, -118.3438034 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
David Torrence was the second child born out of eleven children to Henry Torrance Thomson and Janet Bryce. Davis given name was 'David Bryce Thomson." Born on Jan 17,1863 in Edinbough,Scotland. David's brother was character star 'Ernest Torrence' who was 15 years younger than David. Ernest was the first of the two to come to California and become actors...
“ Plot: Mausoleum of the Golden West, Sanctuary of Hope, Alcove of Pines, Niche 7-A ” - Syl