Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is a cemetery in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles, California. It is located at 1218 Glendon Avenue in Westwood.
Although it is the resting place of some of the
entertainment industry's greatest names, it also contains the graves of many uncelebrated people. For example, when Marilyn Monroe died in 1962, Joe DiMaggio, responsible for Monroe's arrangements, chose Westwood not because of its celebrities but because it was the resting place of Monroe's mother's friend, Grace Goddard, and Goddard's aunt, Ana Lower, both of whom had cared for Monroe as a child. [1 ] Notable burials [edit ] A [edit ] Milton Ager (1893–1979), musician, composer Charles Aidman (1925–1993), actor Eddie Albert (1906–2005), actor Margo Albert (1917–1985), actress, wife of Eddie Albert Shana Alexander (1925–2005), journalist, columnist and television commentator Claud Allister (1888–1970), actor Gitta Alpár (1903–1991), actress, opera singer Patty Andrews (1918–2013), singer Ken Annakin (1914–2009), director Eve Arden (1908–1990), actress, comedienne Jack Arnold (1916–1992), director Robert Armstrong (1890–1973), actor James Aubrey (1918–1994), producer Hy Averback (1920–1997), director Lew Ayres (1908–1996), actor B [edit ] Henny Backus (1911–2004), author, wife of Jim Backus Jim Backus (1913–1989), actor Richard Baer (1928–2008), screenwriter Dave Barbour (1912–1965), musician Edgar Barrier (1907–1964), actor Eileen Barton (1924–2006), singer Richard Basehart (1914–1984), actor Greg Bautzer (1911–1987), attorney William Joseph Bell (1927–2005), producer Isabel Bigley (1926–2006), actress Whit Bissell (1909–1996), actor Hilary Blake (1950–2007), musician Billy Bletcher (1894–1979), actor, voice artist Robert Bloch (1917–1994), writer Lloyd Bochner (1924–2005), actor Benedict Bogeaus (1904–1968), producer John Boles (actor) (1895–1969), actor Dorris Bowdon (1914–2005), actress Ray Bradbury (1920–2012), author; with his wife Marguerite McClure Bradbury Fanny Brice (1891–1951), actress, comedienne, singer (previously buried in Home of Peace Cemetery) William Brice (1921–2008), artist, son of Fanny Brice Les Brown (1912–2001), musician Clarence Bull (1896–1979), photographer C [edit ] Sebastian Cabot (1918–1977), actor Sammy Cahn (1913–1993), songwriter Truman Capote (1924–1984), author Edward Carrere (1906–1984), director Harry Carey, Jr. (1921–2012), actor John Cassavetes (1929–1989), actor, screenwriter, director, producer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968), composer James Coburn (1928–2002), actor Paula Coburn (1955–2004), actress, wife of James Coburn Ray Conniff (1916–2002), musician Richard Conte (1910–1975), actor Lawrence Cook (actor) (1930–2003), actor Ian Copeland (1949–2006), music promoter Alexander Courage (1919–2008), composer Bob Crane (1928–1978), actor Norma Crane (1928–1973), actress D [edit ] Rodney Dangerfield (1921–2004), comedian, actor Helmut Dantine (1917–1982), actor Danny Dark (1938–2004), announcer Steve Darrell (1904–1970), actor Marvin Davis (1925–2004), oil tycoon and businessman Richard Dawson (1932–2012), actor and television host Don DeFore (1913–1993), actor Philip Dorn (1901–1975), actor Eric Douglas (1958–2004), actor; son of Kirk Douglas, brother of Michael Douglas Dominique Dunne (1959–1982), actress, daughter of writer Dominick Dunne, sister of actor-director Griffin Dunne, murdered Ariel Durant (1898–1981), historian, Pulitzer Prize in literature Will Durant (1885–1981), historian, Pulitzer Prize in literature E [edit ] F [edit ] G [edit ] Eva Gabor (1919–1995), actress Michael V. Gazzo (1923–1995), actor Christopher George (1931–1983), actor Leonard Gershe (1922–2002), composer Master Henry Gibson (1942–2002), musician Henry Gibson (1935–2009), actor, was cremated here Paul Gleason (1939–2006), actor Thomas Gomez (1905–1971), actor Robert Gottschalk (1918–1982), camera technician Jane Greer (1924–2001), actress Merv Griffin (1925–2007), producer, television host, and singer H [edit ]
The Armand Hammer Family Tomb in Westwood Memorial Park
Loretta King Hadler (1917–2007), actress Hayedeh (1942–1990), Persian language pop and classic singer from Tehran Carrie Hamilton (1963–2002), actress, singer, daughter of Carol Burnett Armand Hammer (1898–1990), oil tycoon and art collector Bong Soo Han (1933–2007), martial artist Jonathan Harris (1914–2002), actor Harold Hecht (1907–1985), film producer Percy Helton (1894–1971), actor Jonathan Hole (1904–1998), actor, buried with wife Betty Hanna "Benny" Howard (1904–1970), aircraft designer and race pilot [2 ] James Wong Howe (1899–1976), cinematographer Mark R. Hughes (1956–2000), founder of HerbaLife Ronald Hughes (1935–1970), lawyer Ross Hunter (1920–1996), producer, director, and actor Jim Hutton (1934–1979), actor I [edit ] J [edit ] K [edit ] Phil Karlson (1908–1985), director Louis Kaufman (1905–1994), violinist Beatrice Kay (1907–1986), actress and singer Nora Kaye Ross (1920–1987), ballerina, wife of Herbert Ross Brian Keith (1921–1997), actor, buried with his daughter, Daisy; both committed suicide Cecil Kellaway (1893–1973), actor Gene Kelly (1912–1996), actor, dancer, singer, director, was cremated here and ashes scattered at sea Nancy Kelly (1921–1995), actress Stan Kenton (1911–1979), musician Victor Kilian (1891–1979), actor, murdered James Howard "Dutch" Kindelberger (1895–1962), Airplane constructor Louis King (1898–1962), director Don Knotts (1924–2006), actor and comedian Miliza Korjus (1909–1980), opera singer L [edit ] Perry Lafferty (1917–2005), director Burt Lancaster (1913–1994), actor Sidney Lanfield (1898–1972), director Peter Lawford (1923–1984), actor, was cremated and ashes originally buried at Westwood; they were later removed and scattered in the Pacific Ocean Marc Lawrence (1910–2005), actor Irving Paul Lazar (1907–1993), agent Anna Lee (1913–2004), actress, was cremated ashes scattered at sea; has a memorial in the garden Joanna Lee (1931–2003), actress Peggy Lee (1920–2002), singer, songwriter, actress Ernest Lehman (1915–2005), screenwriter Janet Leigh (1927–2004), actress Jack Lemmon (1925–2001), actor Queenie Leonard (1905–2002), actress Bruce Lester (1912–2008), actor Oscar Levant (1906–1972), actor, pianist, with actress wife June Gale Levant (1911–1996) Richard Levinson (1934–1987), writer Jay Livingston (1915–2001), songwriter Louis Loeffler (1897–1972), editor M [edit ] Alexander Mackendrick (1912–1993), director Mahasti (1946–2007), Persian language pop singer from Tehran Karl Malden (1912–2009), actor Janet Margolin (1943–1993), actress, married to Ted Wass Dean Martin (1917–1995), actor and singer Andrew Marton (1904–1992), actor Samuel Marx (1902–1992), producer Pamela Mason (1916–1996), actress Shirley Mason (1900–1979), actress Osa Massen (1914–2006), actress Edith Massey (1918–1984), actress Carol Matthau (1925–2003), actress, wife of Walter Matthau Walter Matthau (1920–2000), actor Ruth McDevitt (1895–1976), actress Peter McWilliams (1949–2000), author Allen Melvin (1923–2008), actor Lewis Milestone (1895–1980), director Marvin E. Miller (1913–1985), actor Shirley Mitchell (1919–2013), actress, wife of Jay Livingston Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson) (1926–1962), actress, model, singer, film producer Elizabeth Montgomery (1933–1995), actress, was cremated here Constance Moore (1920–2005), singer and actress Dolores Moran (1924–1982), actress Jeff Morris (actor) (1934–2004), actor N [edit ] O [edit ] P [edit ] R [edit ] Ford Rainey (1908–2005), actor Donna Reed (1921–1986), actress Jimmie Reese (1901–1994), baseball player Renie Riano (1899–1971), actress Buddy Rich (1917–1987), drummer, bandleader Minnie Riperton (1947–1979), singer Ava Archer Syme-Reeves (1999–1999), daughter of Keanu Reeves Ben Roberts (1916–1984), screenwriter Hillevi Rombin (1933–1996), Miss Universe 1955 Ruth Rose (1896–1978), screenwriter Herbert Ross (1927–2001), film director S [edit ] Franklin Schaffner (1920–1989), film director G. David Schine (1927–1996), film producer Ernest B. Schoedsack (1893–1979), film director George C. Scott (1927–1999), actor; grave unmarked Vivienne Segal (1897–1992), singer, actress Anne Seymour (1909–1988), actress Sidney Sheldon (1917–2007), author Dorothy Shay (1921–1978), actress, singer Sara Sothern (1895–1994), mother of Elizabeth Taylor Robert Stack (1919–2003), actor Sage Stallone (1976–2012), actor, son of Sylvester Stallone Ray Stark (1915–2004), film producer Josef von Sternberg (1894–1969), film director Donald Stewart (1930–1999), screenwriter Dorothy Stratten (1960–1980), actress, Playboy Playmate, murder victim Danny Sugerman (1954–2005), writer, rock band manager Jennifer Syme (1972–2001), actress T [edit ] Don Taylor (actor) (1920–1998), actor Kent Taylor (1907–1987), actor Irene Tedrow (1907–1995), actress William C. Thomas (1903–1984), film producer Marshall Thompson (1925–1992), actor Ernst Toch (1887–1964), composer Mel Tormé (1925–1999), singer, actor Helen Traubel (1899–1972), opera soprano Les Tremayne (1913–2003), actor Frank Tuttle (1892–1963), screenwriter, producer V [edit ] W [edit ] June Walker (1900–1966), actress Ray Walston (1914–2001), actor, was cremated here Pat Walshe (1900–1991), actor Harry Warren (1893–1981), songwriter Joe Weider (1919–2013). bodybuilder Winifred Westover (1899–1978), actress Chrissie White (1895–1989), silent film actress Herbert Wiere (1908–1999), performer Cornel Wilde (1915–1989), actor Billy Wilder (1906–2002), movie director Carl Wilson (1946–1998), singer and member of The Beach Boys Estelle Winwood (1883–1984), actress Natalie Wood (1938–1981), actress Y [edit ] Z [edit ]
Unmarked grave of
, cemetery view looking South-East
See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ The Studio for Southern California History. Retrieved 21 February 2009. ^ Benjamine Odel Howard - Find A Grave Memorial External links [edit ] Coordinates: 34°03′30″N 118°26′26″W / 34.05833°N 118.44056°W