Oakwood Memorial Park

by Sylviastel | created - 23 Aug 2012 | updated - 14 Apr 2017 | Public

The men and women interred at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California.

1. Fred Astaire

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. ...

Plot: Sequoia section G, Lot 82, Space 4 GPS coordinates: 34.2520485, -118.6204376 (hddd.dddd)

2. Adele Astaire

Writer | Round the Film Studios

Adele and her brother Fred were the toast of Broadway in the 1920s and early thirties with such shows as Lady be Good and Funny Face. Many thought Adele was the greater entertainer of the pair, comparing her to Fanny Brice and Imogene Coca. Fred was far more serious about his craft and would ...

4. Stephen Boyd

Actor | Ben-Hur

Stephen Boyd was born William Millar on July 4, 1931, at Glengormley, Northern Ireland, one of nine children of Martha Boyd and Canadian truck driver James Alexander Millar, who worked for Fleming's on Tomb Street in Belfast. He attended Glengormley & Ballyrobert primary school and then moved on to...

Plot: Mausoleum #1, North Wall, Niche 257

5. Bob Crane

Actor | Hogan's Heroes

Handsome Bob Crane had many careers including working as a disc jockey for a while. He started acting around the age of 33. One of his first acting jobs was in Return to Peyton Place (1961). After a guest appearance on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and a supporting role on The Donna Reed Show (1958)...

Original Burial Site

6. Grace Cunard

Actress | The Twins' Double

A stage actress from her early teens, Grace Cunard made her Hollywood debut in 1910. She soon partnered with actor/director Francis Ford at Univeral, where they began turning out serials. The films' success led to Cunard's nickname of "The Serial Queen," and by 1916 she and Ford were ranked among ...

Plot: Chatsworth Section C, Lot 870

7. Frank Kelly Freas

Art_department | Gentlemen Broncos

Frank Kelly Freas was born on August 27, 1922 in Hornell, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Gentlemen Broncos (2009) and Amazing Worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1991). He was married to Laura Brodian and Pauline H. Bussard. He died on January 2, 2005 in West Hills, Los Angeles, ...

Plot: Sequoia, Lot 458, Grave 1

8. Gloria Grahame

Actress | The Bad and the Beautiful

Gloria Hallward, an acting pupil of her mother (stage actress and teacher Jean Grahame), acted professionally while still in high school. In 1944 Louis B. Mayer saw her on Broadway and gave her an MGM contract under the name Gloria Grahame. Her debut in the title role of Blonde Fever (1944) was ...

Plot: Pioneer section, Lot 242, Space 8 GPS coordinates: 34.2533989, -118.6193390 (hddd.dddd)

9. George Gray

Make_up_department | Men Into Space

George Gray was born on October 30, 1894 in Oakland, California, USA as George Guy Gray. He is known for his work on Men Into Space (1959), Science Fiction Theatre (1955) and Rogues Gallery (1944). He was married to Elsie Tarron and Marie Klentz. He died on September 8, 1967 in Asheville, North ...

10. Raymond Greenleaf

Actor | All the King's Men

Raymond Greenleaf was born on November 27, 1892 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA as Roger Ramon Greenleaf. He was an actor, known for All the King's Men (1949), Ten Tall Men (1951) and Pinky (1949). He died on October 29, 1963 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

11. Russell Hayden

Actor | The Last Horseman

Russell "Lucky" Hayden was born as Hayden Michael Lucid, the son of Francis Lucid and Minnie Harvey Lucid on June 12, 1912 in Chico, California. In his early Hollywood career, he worked primarily behind the scenes as a film cutter, assistant cameraman, and sound recorder. In 1937, he began his ...

Plot: Section H, Lot 174, Grave 5

12. Jack Ingram

Actor | Who's Guilty?

Jack Ingram was born on November 15, 1902 in Frankfort, Illinois, USA as John Samuel Ingram. He was an actor, known for Who's Guilty? (1945), Federal Operator 99 (1945) and Superman (1948). He was married to Eloise Fullerton. He died on February 20, 1969 in Canoga Park, California, USA.

13. Al J. Jennings

Actor | Beating Back

Al J. Jennings was born on November 25, 1863 in Virginia, USA as Alphonso J. Jennings. He was an actor and writer, known for Beating Back (1914), The Lady of the Dugout (1918) and The Tryout (1919). He died on December 26, 1961 in Tarzana, California, USA.

14. Adele Jergens

Actress | Armored Car Robbery

Fewer dames were tougher on the 40s and 50s screen than leggy (5'9") "B" star Adele Jergens, the tough-talking, plump-cheeked peroxide blonde who gave her fair share of tawdry trouble in backstage dramas, film noir, crime potboilers, and adventure yarns. She was just as headstrong at trying to bust...

Plot: Pioneer Section

15. Milton Kibbee

Actor | The Mad Doctor of Market Street

Milton Kibbee was born on January 27, 1896 in Roswell, New Mexico, USA as Milton Bryan Kibbee. He was an actor, known for The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942), Billy the Kid's Smoking Guns (1942) and Junior Prom (1946). He was married to Lois H. Wilson. He died on April 17, 1970 in Simi Valley, ...

Plot: Section: Oak Glen, plot 189

16. Glenn Langan

Actor | The Amazing Colossal Man

Thomas Glenn Langan spent most of his early life in his home town of Denver, Colorado. After completing his education, he acted in local repertory companies, before moving to New York. In 1942, he appeared on Broadway opposite Luise Rainer in J.M. Barrie's "Kiss for Cinderella". He garnered good ...

Plot: Pioneer Section, Lot 533, Grave 1

17. Trinity Loren

Actress | Having It All!

A very popular performer in 1980s porn, Trinity Loren was an instantly recognizable figure with her large natural breasts at a time when silicone implants were beginning to dominate the adult film industry. More voluptuous than your average porn princess, Trinity's ample figure and relaxed presence...

Plot: Pioneer section, Lot 441, Space 2, (unmarked grave). [unmarked]

18. Dorothy Mackaye

Writer | Ladies They Talk About

Dorothy Mackaye was born on May 8, 1899 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Dorothy A. McKay. She was a writer and actress, known for Ladies They Talk About (1933) and Lady Gangster (1942). She was married to Paul Kelly and Ray Raymond. She died on January 5, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Ashes buried in an unrecorded location. The grave is unmarked. [unmarked]

19. Anthony Magro

Sound_department | Smokey and the Bandit

Anthony Magro was born on March 1, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and Murder, She Wrote (1984). He was married to Doris Magro. He died on November 17, 2004 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, ...

20. Montie Montana

Actor | The Circle of Death

He appeared in a number of John Wayne movies and made headlines in 1953 when he roped Pres Eisenhower as a gag during his inaugural parade. He asked the President's permission first, but Secret Service agents were unamused by the incident. Mr Montana was a fixture on the rodeo circuit in the USA ...

Plot: Willows West Section, Lot 134, Space 4A

21. Ida Moore

Actress | Johnny Belinda

Ida Moore was born on March 1, 1882 in Altoona, Kansas, USA. She was an actress, known for Johnny Belinda (1948), The Egg and I (1947) and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950). She died on September 26, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Richard Reeves

Actor | Target Earth

Richard Reeves was born on August 10, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Jourdan Reeves. He was an actor, known for Target Earth (1954), Adventures of Superman (1952) and Day of Triumph (1954). He died on March 17, 1967 in Northridge, California, USA.

Plot: Elm Section, Plot 209

23. Ginger Rogers

Actress | The Major and the Minor

Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped ...

GPS coordinates: 34.2517090, -118.6185532 (hddd.dddd)

24. Jack Shannon

Law and Order

Jack Shannon was born on August 31, 1894 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Fredrick Lorenzo Tyler. He is known for his work on Law and Order (1953), Sundown Riders (1944) and Man from Montana (1941). He was married to Grace Cunard and Ruby May Huff. He died on December 27, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, ...

25. Robert F. Simon

Actor | Operation Petticoat

A prolific character actor of imposing presence, Robert F. Simon drifted into acting via the Cleveland Playhouse, hoping that this would cure his natural propensity for shyness. After training at the Actor's Studio in New York he had a ten year run on Broadway (1942-52) in which he cut his teeth --...

26. Ted Snyder

Soundtrack | Allied

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Plot: Section H, Lot 223, Grave 6

27. Ken Terrell

Actor | Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

Stuntman and actor Kenneth Jones Terrell was born on April 29, 1904 in Coolidge, Georgia. Terrell moved with his family to Atlanta, Georgia at age fourteen. Ken went to Georgia Tech with the specific intention of playing football, but failed to make the team because he was considered too small. ...

28. Walter Tetley

Actor | Rocky and His Friends

Walter Tetley was born on June 2, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Walter Campbell Tetzlaff. He was an actor, known for The Bullwinkle Show (1959), The Gorilla Man (1943) and Boy Slaves (1939). He died on September 4, 1975 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

29. Victor Henry

Actor | All Neat in Black Stockings

Victor Henry was born on July 30, 1943 in Leeds, England. He was an actor, known for All Neat in Black Stockings (1969), Privilege (1967) and The Sorcerers (1967). He died on November 20, 1985 in London, England.

Plot: Section F, Lot 225, Space 2

30. Richard Jamison

Actor | Every Which Way but Loose

Richard Jamison was born on June 1, 1943 in Sabetha, Kansas, USA as Richard Leonard Jamison. He was an actor and production designer, known for Every Which Way but Loose (1978), MacGyver (1985) and The Rape of Richard Beck (1985). He was married to Ellen Smith Jamison. He died on March 19, 2017 in ...

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