Calvary Cemetery Los Angeles, CA

Men and women interred at Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
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Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore was the second of three children seemingly destined for the actor's life of their parents Maurice and Georgiana. Maurice Barrymore had emigrated from England in 1875, and after graduating from Cambridge in law had shocked his family by becoming an actor. Georgiana Drew of Philadelphia acted in her parents' stage company...
“ Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 60, Crypt 3F ” - Syl
King Baggot
St. Louis-born King Baggot traveled to New York City with the express intent of crashing Broadway, but began his film career in nearby Fort Lee, NJ, in 1909. It didn't take long before he graduated from actor to writer and director--at times performing all three functions; in Shadows he not only directed but played ten different parts--and his efforts paid off...
“ Plot: Section B, Lot 319, Grave 5 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 352 ” - Syl
Lionel Barrymore
The legendary Lionel Barrymore, one of the great cinema character actors, was the oldest of the three Barrymmore siblings. Along with Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore, he shares a prominent place in American acting in the first half of the 20th Century. In addition to winning a Best Actor Academy Award (for A Free Soul)...
“ Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 352 ” - Syl
Eugenie Besserer
Eugenie Besserer was born in Watertown, New York on Christmas Day of 1868. She was largely a silent film actress who made her debut in 1910's silent version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She was 42 at the time. For the most part Eugenie was a character actress, much in demand for filling in roles. Because of her willingness to take just about any role...
“ Plot: Section J, Lot 108, Grave 5 ” - Syl
Francelia Billington
Francelia Billington was born in Dallas, TX, and raised on a ranch. She became an expert horseman, and was on stage from an early age. The pretty young Texan made the journey to Hollywood and became a star of westerns and melodramas, first working with the Kalem Film Co. in 1912 and then moving on to Reliance-Majestic and Thanhouser the following year...
“ Plot: Section L, Lot 161, Grave 2 ” - Syl
Richard Boleslawski
Director, Les Misérables
Inventing a stage name "Boleslawski" (later spelled also "Boleslavsky"), young Pole Boleslaw Ryszard Srzednicki left his second home (Odessa, Russian Empire) to study theatre and train as an actor at the world-famous Moscow Art Theatre before and during WW I. He also acted in a few early Russian films...
“ Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 300 ” - Syl
Mary Carr
American character actress famed for roles as mothers. Born in a Philadelphia suburb as Mary Kennevan, she became a schoolteacher, but soon gave it up for work as an actress in touring companies. She married actor William Carr and toured extensively with his company. After the turn of the century...
“ Plot: Mausoleum, Block 51 ” - Syl
Dolores Costello
Dolores Costello was once known as the Goddess of the Silent Screen but is probably best remembered today as Drew Barrymore's grandmother. She was born in 1905 to actors Maurice Costello and Mae Costello. Her father began his film career in 1908. He would soon become the most popular matinée idol of his day...
“ Plot: Section D, Lot 877 ” - Syl
Helene Costello
Some of Helene Costello's films available on video are Her Crowning Glory, Lulu's Doctor and Lights of New York, the first all-talking feature. She worked for a time as a reader for 20th Century Fox in the early 1940s. Miss Costello died on January 26, 1957, in California's Patton State Hospital. She left behind a daughter Deirdre by her fourth husband. Deirdre now resides in Winston Salem, NC
Lou Costello
Lou Costello was born Louis Francis Cristillo in Paterson, New Jersey, to Helen (Rege) and Sebastiano Cristillo. His father was from Calabria, Italy, and his mother was an American of Italian, French, and Irish ancestry. Raised in Paterson, Costello dropped out of high school and headed west to break into the movies...
“ Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 354 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section D, Lot 877 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section D, Lot 877, Grave 7 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section C, Lot 80, Grave 4 (This is the stone on the family plot. There is no individual marker for Josephine) ” - Syl
Beatrice Dominguez
Beatrice Dominguez born in San Bernardino in California in 1896. A exotic dancer, first working in vaudeville under the name of 'La Bella Sevilla'. dark-haired genuine beauty who appeared in a handful of melodrama and western movies, making her film debut in 1914 under the direction of Burton L. King in 'The Masked Dancer' at Vitagraph studios...
“ Plot: Section A, Tier 5, Grave 1 ” - Syl
Irene Dunne
Irene Marie Dunne was born on December 20, 1898, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Joseph Dunne, who inspected steamships, and Adelaide Henry, a musician who prompted Irene in the arts. Her first production was in Louisville when she appeared in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the age of five...
“ Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 353 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section F, Lot 1583, Grave 12 ” - Syl
Irene Fenwick
Irene Fenwick was born Irene Frizzel in Chicago, Illinois on September 5, 1887. She was predominately a stage actress and a fine one at that. Her first film was THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR in 1915. She was to make three more that year, but one in 1916 called A CONEY ISLAND PRINCESS. Her services were, unfortunately...
“ Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 352 ” - Syl
Stepin Fetchit
Stepin Fetchit remains one of the most controversial movie actors in American history. While he was undoubtedly one of the most talented physical comedians ever to do his shtick on the Big Screen, achieving the rare status of being a character actor/supporting player who actually achieved superstar status in the 1930s (becoming a millionaire to boot)...
“ Plot: Section K, Lot T-13, Grave 116 ” - Syl
Bryan Foy
Producer, House of Wax
Bryan Foy started in showbiz as a vaudevillian, touring nationally for ten years as one of the 'Seven Little Foys' (the oldest). He left the act in 1918 to embark on a solo career in Hollywood, at first devising gags for Buster Keaton then filming two-reelers at Fox. In 1927, he began his long association with Warner Brothers where he famously produced the first all-talking feature...
“ Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 33, Crypt 5 [unmarked] ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section C, Lot 759, Friganza Mausoleum crypt 2 ” - Syl
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director, The Wizard of Oz
After graduating from New York's Art Students League he worked for his architect father, then started film work at Edison Studios in 1915 assisting Hugo Ballin. In 1918 he moved to Goldwyn as art director and, in 1924, began his 32 year stint as supervising art director for some 1500 MGM films, with direct responsibility in well over 150 of those...
“ Plot: Section H, L-117 ” - Syl
John Harron
Actor John (Johnnie) Harron was born in New York City on March 31, 1903, a younger brother of silent screen star Robert Harron. John got his first taste of the movie business with an unbilled bit in one of his brother's many classic films, Hearts of the World. After all the tabloid hoopla of his brother's...
“ Plot: Section L, Lot 292, Grave 7 ” - Syl
Ted Healy
Ted Healy was was born Charles Lee Nash and grew up a very good friend with Moses "Moe" and Samuel "Shemp" Horwitz (later Moe and Shemp Howard). In the twenties he changed his name to Ted Healy and got Moe, Shemp, and a violinist Larry Feinberg (later Larry Fine) to do vaudeville acts with him as his stooges...
“ Plot: Section F, Lot 1693, Grave 14 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section G, Lot 931 ” - Syl
John Hodiak
Pittsburgh-born John Hodiak was one of several up-and-coming male talents who managed to take advantage of the dearth of WWII-era superstars (MGM's Clark Gable, Van Johnson, Robert Taylor and James Stewart, among others) who were off serving their country. John's early death at age 41, however, robbed Hollywood of a strong player and promising character star...
“ Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 303, Crypt D-1 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section E, Lot 2005, Grave 9
GPS coordinates: 34.0278893, -118.1744232 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section R, Lot 146, Grave 14 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section F ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section R, Lot 478 (Unmarked) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section M, Lot 376, Grave 10 ” - Syl
“ Plot: [unmarked] ” - Syl
Owen Moore
Born in 1886, virile and dashing silent screen idol Owen Moore, equipped with incredibly handsome reddish and ruddy features, came to America with his family from Ireland at age 11. After some stage work, he entered films at the Biograph Studio in 1908 and appeared in many of D.W. Griffith's early productions...
“ Plot: Section F, Lot 1625 ” - Syl
J. Carrol Naish
J. Carroll was born in New York City to Catherine Moran and Patrick Sarsfield Naish (not in the business). He was educated at St. Cecilia's Academy, New York City. He had seven years stage experience in Paris and New York. Later in stock company. First screen appearance in 1930. Fox brought him to Hollywood.
“ Plot: Section G, Lot 1098, Plot 22 ” - Syl
Pola Negri
Actress, The Wildcat
Barbara Apollina Chalupiec (aka Pola Negri) was born in Janowa, Poland on January 3, 1897. Pola was born into a comfortable lifestyle until her father was arrested by the Russians and sent to a Siberian prison camp. Moving to Warsaw in 1902, she was to spend her formative years in dire poverty. As a teenager...
“ Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 56, Crypt E-19 ” - Syl
Mabel Normand
Mabel Normand was one of the comedy greats of early film. In an era when women are deemed 'not funny enough' it seems film history has forgotten her contributions. Her films debuted the Keystone Cops, Charlie Chaplin's tramp and the pie in the face gag. She co-starred with both Chaplin and Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in a series of shorts...
Ramon Novarro
Ramon Novarro was born José Ramón Gil Samaniego on February 6, 1899 in Durango, Mexico, to Leonor (Gavilan) and Dr. Mariano N. Samaniego Siqueiros, a prosperous dentist. Ramon and his family moved to Los Angeles in 1913, as refugees from the Mexican Revolution. After stints as a ballet dancer, piano teacher and singing waiter...
“ Plot: Section C, Lot 586, Grave 5
GPS coordinates: 34.0261497, -118.1759491 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 120, Crypt 1-A ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section L, Lot 12, Grave 17 ” - Syl
Mary Philbin
Mary Philbin's life should be a lesson to domineering parents. Mary was born on July 16, 1903, in Chicago, Illinois, to John Philbin and his first wife and namesake, Mary. The child was regarded as a little beauty from an early age and her mother was exceedingly proud of her and loved to show her off...
“ Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 25 ” - Syl
Sol Polito
Cinematographer, Arsenic and Old Lace
Sol Polito, the Oscar-nominated cinematographer who helped create the distinct visual character of Warner Bros. films in the 1930s and 1940s, was born Salvador Polito on November 12, 1892, in Palermo, Sicily. While still young he emigrated to the US with his family, which settled in New York City, where he attended public school...
“ Plot: Mausoleum, Block 23, Crypt C14 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Grave 16, Lot 484, Section N [unmarked] ” - Syl
Irene Rich
Born Irene Luther on October 13, 1891, silent-screen femme Irene Rich came from a once well-to-do family in Buffalo, New York. Her father had a reversal of fortune while she was quite young and the family subsequently had to move to California. Following her education, Irene pursued a career as a realtor...
“ Plot: Our Lady's Garden Mausoleum, Block 14, crypt A-11 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section H, Lot 416
GPS coordinates: 34.0260086, -118.1776199 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section N, Lot 246 [unmarked] ” - Syl