Cemetery view looking South-East
Cemetery view looking North-East
The Armand Hammer Family Tomb in Westwood Memorial Park
Unmarked grave of
, cemetery view looking South-East
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.
It is the resting place of some of the
entertainment industry's greatest names. But 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 ] List [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 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 Arthur Ball (1894–1951), cinematographer Edgar Barrier (1907–1964), actor Eileen Barton (1924–2006), singer Richard Basehart (1914–1984), actor Greg Bautzer (1911–1987), attorney Roberta Beatty (1890–1978), actress 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 George Boemler (1902–1968), editor Raleigh Bond (1935–1989), actor Norman Botnick (1908–1979), musician Philip Hilare Bourneuf (1908–1979), actor Dorris Bowdon (1914–2005), actress Rosemarie Bowe (born 1932), actress, model, wife of Robert Stack; future burial site Marguerite McClure Bradbury (1922–2003), wife of Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), author Bobbi Brat (1962–1988), singer and songwriter Fanny Brice (1891–1951), actress, comedienne, singer (previously buried in Home of Peace Cemetery) William Brice (1921–2008), artist, son of Fanny Brice Maggie S. Brickett (1853-1925), mother 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 Ken Carpenter (actor) (1900–1984), actor Edward Carrere (1906–1984), director John Jay Carsey (1921–2002), producer Dee Caruso, (1929–2012), screenwriter and producer [2 ] John Cassavetes (1929–1989), actor, screenwriter, director, producer Kevin Casselman (1925–1993), 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 Kate Coscarelli (1927–1999), novelist Alexander Courage (1919–2008), composer Bob Crane (1928–1978), actor Norma Crane (1928–1973), actress Dick Crawford (actor) (1915–1990), actor 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 Edmund M. DiGiulio (1927–2004), film technician Richard H. Dodge (1926–2003), author Lyn Donelson (1891–1966), actress 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 June Gale Levant (1911–1996), actress, wife of Oscar Levant 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 Bebe Goddard (1926–2000), longtime friend of Marilyn Monroe Grace Goddard (1894–1953), Marilyn Monroe's foster mother Thomas Gomez (1905–1971), actor Robert Gottschalk (1918–1982), camera technician Suzanne Greenstone-Grauman (19??-1972), first wife of Theater, TV and Film director Walter Grauman Jane Greer (1924–2001), actress Merv Griffin (1925–2007), producer, television host, and singer H [edit ] Loretta King Hadler (1917–2007), actress Hayedeh (1942–1990), persophone pop and classic singer from Iran 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 Betty Hanna (1903–1976), actress, wife of actor Jonathon Hole Jonathan Harris (1914–2002), actor Harold Hecht (1907–1985), film producer Hugh Hefner (1926-), founder of Playboy Magazine; future burial site next to Marilyn Monroe Percy Helton (1894–1971), actor Jonathan Hole (1904–1998), actor, buried with wife Betty Hanna "Benny" Howard (1904–1970), aircraft designer and race pilot [3 ] 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 ] Steve Ihnat (1934–1972), actor Franklin D. Israel (1945–1996), architect Kay W. Iversen (1895-1939),hockey coach,mfgr.medicine,ashes buried here,unmarked 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 Karen Lamm (1952–2001), actress and model Burt Lancaster (1913–1994), actor Hal Landers (1928–1991), producer 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 Robert S. Lechy (1937–1998), film producer, author, minister 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 Oscar Lehrman (1919–1992), businessman, husband of Jackie Collins 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 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), persophone pop singer 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 Curt Massey (1910–1991), actor Edith Massey (1918–1984), actress Dorothy Mathews (1912–1977), actress Carol Matthau (1925–2003), actress, wife of Walter Matthau Walter Matthau (1920–2000), actor Ruth McDevitt (1895–1976), actress Allen Melvin (1923–2008), actor Lewis Milestone (1895–1980), director Marvin E. Miller (1913–1985), actor Shirley Mitchell (1919-), actress, wife of Jay Livingston; future burial site 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 Richard Barzen Murrow (1912–2002), designer Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson) (1926-1962), actress,model,singer,film producer N [edit ] Nader Naderpour (1929–2000), Iranian poet Robert Nathan (1894–1985), author, husband of Anna Lee, was cremated and ashes scattered at sea Chrisine Nelson (1920–1988), actress David Nelson (1936–2011), actor, son of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson William Newell (actor) (1894–1967), actor Robert Newton (1905–1956), actor James Burl Nielsen (1962–2005), dancer Lloyd Nolan (1902–1985), actor David Nadir Nuaimi (1963-), real estate investor, future burial site Nominchuluu Enkhbat (1910-), actress, dancer, singer Natalie Wood (1938-1981), actress O [edit ] P [edit ] Q [edit ] R [edit ] Ford Rainey (1908–2005), actor Donna Reed (1921–1986), actress Jimmie Reese (1901–1994), baseball player Stuart Regen (1959–1998), actor Ken Renard (1905–1993), actor Adeline Reynolds (1862–1961), actress Renie Riano (1899–1971), actress Buddy Rich (1917–1987), drummer, bandleader Minnie Riperton (1947–1979), singer Marjorie Riordan (1921–1984), actress Ava Archer Syme-Reeves (1999–1999), daughter of Keanu Reeves Ben Roberts (1916-1984), screenwriter Eugene Rodney (1898–1985), producer Hillevi Rombin (1933–1996), Miss Universe 1955 Jack Roper (1904–1966), actor Ruth Rose (1896–1978), screenwriter Herbert Ross (1927–2001), film director S [edit ] William Sackheim (1921–2004), screenwriter, producer Mark Sandrich Jr. (1928–1995), director, son of Mark Sandrich Franklin Schaffner (1920–1989), film director G. David Schine (1927–1996), film producer Ernest B. Schoedsack (1893–1979), film director Portland Mason Schuyler (1948–2004), actress, daughter of Pamela and James Mason 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 Ed Simmons (born 1963), producer Robert Slatzer (1927–2005), author 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 Viola Kates Stimpson (1906–2008), actress Dorothy Stratten (1960–1980), actress, Playboy Playmate, murder victim Danny Sugerman (1954–2005), writer, rock band manager Jennifer Syme (1972–2001), actress T [edit ] Marian Tally (1906–1983), soprano 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 Frank Tours (1877–1963), music director Helen Traubel (1899–1972), opera soprano Les Tremayne (1913–2003), actor Frank Tuttle (1892–1963), screenwriter, producer U [edit ] V [edit ] W [edit ] Charles Wagenheim, 1896–1979), actor June Walker (1900–1966), actress Ray Walston (1914–2001), actor, was cremated here Pat Walshe (1900–1991), actor Harry Warren (1893–1981), songwriter Brooks West (1916–1984), actor 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 Darbi Winters (1946–1962), actress Estelle Winwood (1883–1984), actress Clay Womack (1892–1948), actor Natalie Wood (1938–1981), actress X [edit ] Y [edit ] Z [edit ] See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ The Studio for Southern California History. Retrieved 21 February 2009. ^ Barnes, Mike (2012-06-01). "Dee Caruso, a Writer on Classic 1960s Sitcoms, Dies at 83". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 2012-06-26. ^ Benjamine Odel Howard - Find A Grave Memorial External links [edit ] Coordinates: 34°03′30″N 118°26′28″W / 34.058346°N 118.441134°W