Mount Sinai Los Angeles, CA

The men and women who were interred at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.
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Samuel Z. Arkoff
By the early 1950s, future movie mogul Samuel Z. Arkoff was a brash 30-ish lawyer scratching out a living by representing his in-laws and the Hollywood fringe, which included many of now infamous director/angora-clad transvestite Edward D. Wood Jr.'s social circle. As a shark, Arkoff was physically imposing and capable of scaring the snot out of anyone who opposed him...
“ Plot: Zion 5 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Maimonides 17, L-6130, space 3 ” - Syl
Irwin Allen
Although originally a journalist by trade, Allen had always loved the movies and had wished to be a part of them. In the process, he became one of the biggest names in show business during the 1970s, producing and directing some of its most popular films. After working in magazines and advertising, he produced the documentary...
John Alderman
John Alderman was a talented, prolific and ubiquitous actor in numerous low-budget exploitation features who appeared in everything from 1960s softcore items to 1970s drive-in fare to 1980s hardcore porn throughout the course of his long and diverse career. Alderman was born on June 6, 1933, in Syracuse...
“ Plot: Maimonides 13, L-7277, space 2 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Courts of Heritage, Crypt 29-J ” - Syl
“ Plot: Kedron 10, L-7191, space 4 ” - Syl
Dave Barry
Dave Barry began his performing career in the 1930's at the age of sixteen. The son of a furniture store owner, he made his debut on the radio talent show "Major Bowes and the Original Amateur Hour" -- as did another talented voice-over artist, Sara Berner. Known initially as Dave Siegel, he built up a reputation as a stand-up comedian...
“ Plot: Garden of Heritage, Main Level, South Wall ” - Syl
“ Plot: Gardens of Heritage, Main Level, Crypt 104B ” - Syl
“ Plot: Moses 19, L-5356, space 1 ” - Syl
Frances Bay
Actress, Happy Gilmore
Cute, tiny, and prolific little old lady character actress Frances Bay worked constantly in both films and TV shows alike after making her debut at the age of 59 in life with a small part in the comedy Foul Play in 1978. She frequently portrayed eccentric elderly women and good-hearted grandmothers in all kinds of pictures and television programs...
Herschel Bernardi
Actor, Peter Gunn
The character actor Herschel Bernadi was born into a theatrical family on October 30, 1923 in New York, New York. The Yiddish-language theater in the United States was centered in New York City's Lower East Side, on Second Avenue, and the Bernardi family were stage people who plied their craft in Yiddish...
“ Plot: Courts of TaNaCH, Crypt 52250 ” - Syl
Sara Berner
Actress, Rear Window
This accomplished voice actress with an ear for accents, first made her mark on Jack Benny's radio program in the dual role of wisecracking, gum-chewing telephone operator Mabel Flapsaddle and Jack's plumber girlfriend Gladys. Brunette Sara Berner's real name was Lillian Herdan and she was born in Albany...
“ Plot: Canaan 8, L-2474, space 2 ” - Syl
Zina Bethune
Lovely, lithe and light-haired Zina Bethune, noted ballet dancer, choreographer and teacher, also had a promising acting career during the late 1950s and 1960s. The native New Yorker was born on February 17, 1945, the daughter of William Charles Bethune (who died in 1950 when Zina was 5) and established actress Ivy Bethune (née Vigner) of General Hospital fame...
“ Plot: Courts of TaNaCH, Crypt 55310 ” - Syl
Georgia Brown
Georgia Brown (then Lillian Klot) was sent to Wales with other youngsters to escape the German Blitzkrieg.
“ Plot: Zion 1, L-3058, space 1 ” - Syl
Edward Buzzell
Director, At the Circus
Edward Buzzell was born in Brooklyn, NY, and became a musical comedy star on Broadway. He went to Hollywood in 1929 to star in the movie version (Little Johnny Jones) of the old George M. Cohan stage show "Little Johnny Jones" in 1929. He stared also in Vitaphone shorts, where he started his career as director...
“ Plot: Courts of Tanach 1, Lot 1400, Space 6 ” - Syl
June Carroll
Songwriter ("Love Is a Simple Thing") and author, educated at Hollywood High School in California. She wrote songs for films and for the Broadway revues "Who's Who", "New Faces of 1952", and "New Faces of 1956". Joining ASCAP in 1952, her chief musical collaborators include Arthur Siegel and Richard Lewine...
“ Plot: Court of Tanach, Crypt 54251 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Courts of TaNaCH, Crypt 54252 ” - Syl
Saul Chaplin
Soundtrack, Payback
Composer, songwriter ("Bei Mir Bist Du Schon," "Until the Real Thing Comes Along," "Anniversary Song"), pianist, conductor, arranger, author and producer, educated at the NYU School of Commerce. As a young man, he joined an orchestra as pianist, and Sammy Cahn was in that orchestra as a violinist...
“ Plot: Ramah 11, L-3718, space 3 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Moses 3, L-9396 ” - Syl
Lee J. Cobb
Lee J. Cobb, one of the premier character actors in American film for three decades in the post-World War II period, was born Leo Jacoby in New York City's Lower East Side on December 8, 1911. The son of a Jewish newspaper editor, young Leo was a child prodigy in music, mastering the violin and the harmonica...
“ Plot: Garden of Shemot 1, Lot 421 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Garden of Moriah 1, L-1920, space 1 ” - Syl
Stanley Cortez
Cinematographer, The Night of the Hunter
Stanley Cortez was born Samuel Krantz in New York City, New York, the son of Sarah (Lefkowitz) and Moses/Morris Krantz, Austrian Jewish immigrants. His famous actor brother, born Jacob Krantz, changed his name to Ricardo Cortez in order to acquire a more suitably romantic Hollywood image, and Stanley also changed his name...
“ Plot: Psalms 9, L-2924, space 1 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Ramah, Lot 1856, Space 3 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Moses 13, L-7027, space 4 ” - Syl
Mack David
Music Department, 77 Sunset Strip
Composer, songwriter ("Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White", "Bimbombey", "Blue and Sentimenta") and author, educated at Cornell University and St. John's University Law School. He wrote many themes for television and films. Joining ASCAP in 1934, his chief musical collaborators included Jerry Livingston...
“ Plot: Garden of Shemot, Crypt 62118 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Court of the Psalms 2, L-2015, space 3 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Zion 5, L-4022, space 1 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Courts of the Psalms 6, L-1027, space 4 ” - Syl
Cass Elliot
Actress, Monterey Pop
Cass Elliot was born Ellen Naomi Cohen on September 19, 1941, in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in the Washington D.C. environs and in her senior year of high school, performed in a summer stock production of "The Boyfriend" at the Owings Mills Playhouse, where she played the French nurse who sings "It's Nicer...
“ Plot: Court of Tanach, Lot 5000, Grave 2F ” - Syl
Ziggy Elman
Famed trumpeter, composer ("And the Angels Sing"), and conductor, a member of the orchestras of Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey between 1936 and 1943. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, then rejoined the Dorsey orchestra in 1945 (to 1947). Later he formed his own orchestra, and appeared in films and made many records...
“ Plot: Courts of Machpelah, wall crypt #121 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Ramah 10, L-1319, space 2 ” - Syl
Jack Farren
Producer, Fuzz
“ Plot: Ramah 14, L-2034, space 1B ” - Syl
Vivian Farren
Actress, 10
“ Plot: Ramah 14, L-2034, space 1A ” - Syl
“ Plot: Moses 16, L-6520, space 2 ” - Syl
Virginia Christine
Virginia was a concert pianist and a trained lyric soprano. She studied dancing with Maria Bekefi and acting with the renowned professional studio coach, Helena Sorell and Michael Mark. Virginia spoke four languages, English, French, Swedish and German.
“ Plot: Moses 16, L-6520, space 3 ” - Syl
Norman Fell
Born in 1924, Norman Fell studied acting in New York City. He moved to Hollywood in 1958, appeared in four television series and more than 20 made-for-TV movies, but he was best known as Mr. Roper on the hit series Three's Company - a role that won him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. Diagnosed with cancer, Norman Fell was 74 when he died on December 13, 1998.
“ Plot: Garden of Heritage, Columbarium of Tradition, Niche 1601A ” - Syl
“ Plot: Gardens of Heritage, Main Level, Crypt 60C ” - Syl
“ Plot: Maimonides 4, L-9254, space 1 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Maimonides 5, L-8696, space 1 ” - Syl
Helen Forrest
Soundtrack, The Rocketeer
Brunette Helen Forrest was born Helen Fogel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She loved singing from early childhood and keenly listened to recordings by all the major female jazz and blues vocalists of the day. At the age of ten, Helen competed in a dance marathon and sang with her brother's band in Washington...
“ Plot: Canaan 8, Lot 2291, Space 3 ” - Syl
Ticker Freeman
Music Department, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
Composer, songwriter ("So Dear to My Heart") and pianist, accompanist to Dinah Shore. He joined ASCAP in 1947, and his other popular-song compositions include "Don't Be Mad at Me, Baby", "You'll Always Be the One I Love" and "You Can Take My Word for It, Baby".
“ Plot: Garden of Shemot, Columbarium of Remembrance, niche #46 ” - Syl
Karl Freund
Cinematographer, I Love Lucy
Karl Freund, an innovative director of photography responsible for development of the three-camera system used to shoot television situation comedies, was born on January 16, 1890, in the Bohemian city of Koeniginhof, then part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire (now known as Dvur Kralove in the Czech Republic)...
“ Plot: Moses 20, Lot 5254, Space 3 ” - Syl
Bruce Geller
Author, composer, writer and songwriter, educated at Yale University (BA degree). He joined ASCAP in 1961, and wrote the off-Broadway stage scores for "Living the Life" and "All in Love". His chief musical collaborator was Gene de Paul, and his popular-song compositions included "I Found Him" and "What Can It Be?".
Bonnie Goldberg
Casting Department, Mad Fashion
“ Plot: Gardens of the Proverbs, L-3161, space 2 ” - Syl
Michael Gordon
Director, Pillow Talk
A stage actor and director, Michael Gordon broke into films in 1940 as a dialogue director, then became a film editor. He directed his first feature in 1942. He started out with low-budget crime thrillers, but in the late 1940s and early 1950s turned out several well-crafted dramas, notably Cyrano de Bergerac...
“ Plot: Maimonides 1, L-9526, space 3 ” - Syl
Sherman Grinberg
Production Manager, Biography
“ Plot: Garden of Eternal Peace 11, space 3A ” - Syl
David Groh
David Groh's highly anticipated "marriage" to Valerie Harper on the seventh episode of the sitcom Rhoda was the highest rated episode of that show's entire run and it was this co-starring role that situated him squarely on the Hollywood TV map. Rhoda Morgenstern, the perennial bridesmaid...
“ Plot: Garden of Shemot, Columbarium of Remembrance, niche 833 ” - Syl
Billy Halop
Billy Halop's show business career started on radio in the 1920s and carried over to stage work on Broadway. There, in 1937, he and other teenage cast members of the stage hit "Dead End" were brought to Hollywood by Samuel Goldwyn for the film version of the play, which was a tremendous hit. Halop...
“ Plot: Garden of Shemot, Crypt 64181 ” - Syl
Bozo the Clown
Miscellaneous Crew, Poodle Samizdat
“ Plot: Moses 3, L-9385, space 4 ” - Syl
Nat Hiken
Writer, Sgt. Bilko
An author, producer and songwriter. His chief musical collaborators were George Bassman, Gordon Jenkins, and Dick Stutz. He composed "Close To Me"; "Irving"; and "Fugitive From Fifth Avenue".
“ Plot: Courts of the Psalms, wall crypt #43258 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Maimonides 27, L-4041, space 4 ” - Syl
Jack Hoffman
Songwriter ("Arizona" [state song] ), conductor and author, educaed at the Buffalo Teachers College and the University of California. He was a bandleader in night clubs and hotels in New york, and joined ASCAP in 1952. His chief musical collaborators included Jimmy McHugh, Jimmy MacDonald, Bebe Blake...
“ Plot: Gardens of Heritage, Upper Level, Crypt 96K ” - Syl
Gregg Hoffman
Producer, Saw
“ Plot: Courts of Tanach, Crypt 54230 ” - Syl
Milt Josefsberg
Miscellaneous Crew, All in the Family
“ Plot: Garden of Shemot 6, Lot 571, Space 3 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Moses 5, L-8897 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Maimonides 33, L-3359, space 4 ” - Syl
Walter Kent
Soundtrack, Deadpool
Composer, songwriter ("I'll be Home for Christmas", "The White Cliffs of Dover", "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die") and architect, educated at Townsend Harris Hall, Juilliard (on scholarship), at City College of New York, and in private music study with Leopold Auer and Samuel Gardner. He was a practising architect and conducted his own orchestra on radio and in theatres...
“ Plot: Gardens of Heritage, Main Level, Crypt 84B ” - Syl
“ Plot: Gardens of the Heritage, second level wall crypt ” - Syl
Herbert Klynn
Miscellaneous Crew, I Spy
As an animation producer, Mr. Klynn helped create several award winning cartoon shorts: "Mr. Magoo," "Gerald McBoing-Boing," "Madeline" and "Christopher Crumpet." Also worked as an animation director for the U.S. Army Signal Corps motion picture unit in Los Angeles during World War II. Additionally known as a graphic designer...
“ Plot: Gardens of Heritage, Upper Level, Crypt 265L ” - Syl
“ Plot: Maimonides 38, L-2788, space 1 ” - Syl
John Larch
Instantly recognizable American character actor with bulbous nose and heavily lined face, who could convey integrity or menace to equal effect. He first came to prominence on radio as (Captain) Starr of Space (1953), using ray guns to combat Martians and alien queens. Beginning in 1953, Larch accumulated an impressive resume of TV series credits...
Sydney Lassick
Chubby, antsy, and distinctive character actor Sydney Lassick was born on July 23, 1922 to Jewish Russian immigrant parents in Chicago, Illinois. Lassick first began acting in both films and TV shows in the late 50s. Portly and bespectacled, with a high-pitched voice and a nervous disposition, Sydney was usually cast as peevish neurotics...
“ Plot: Ramah 9A, L-1091, space 4 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Courts of the Psalms 5, wall crypt #41377-2 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Maimonides 30, L-3626, space 1b ” - Syl
“ Plot: Maimonides 37, 2923, space 3 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Courts of the Psalms, wall crypt #45389 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Maimonides 1, L-9530, space 4 ” - Syl
Ross Martin
Born in Grodek, Poland, Ross Martin grew up on New York City's Lower East Side. He spoke Yiddish, Polish, and Russian before even learning English and later added French, Spanish, and Italian to his amazing repertoire. Despite academic training (and receiving honors in) business, instruction, and law...
Irving Mills
Irving Mills was a composer, song publisher and band and orchestra manager in the 1920s and 1930s and also manager for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1920s and early 1930s he would put together bands for recordings. One of his bands that recorded for Brunswick Records...
“ Plot: Courts of the Psalms 1, C-46165, top row ” - Syl
Josef Myrow
Soundtrack, Elf
“ Plot: Court of the Psalms, Block 33A, Crypt 46414 ” - Syl