Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City)
Forest Lawn Cemetery, renamed from Palm Springs Mortuary & Mausoleum in 2005, is a cemetery
A cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. The term "cemetery" implies that the land is specifically designated as a burying ground. Cemeteries in the Western world are where the final ceremonies of death are observed...

 in Cathedral City, California
Cathedral City, California
Cathedral City is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. The population was 51,200 at the 2010 census. Sandwiched between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, it is one of the cities in the Coachella Valley of southern California...

 near Palm Springs
Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs is a desert city in Riverside County, California, within the Coachella Valley. It is located approximately 37 miles east of San Bernardino, 111 miles east of Los Angeles and 136 miles northeast of San Diego...

. It is operated by the non-profit Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries
Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries
Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries is an American corporation that owns and operates a chain of cemeteries and mortuaries in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties in Southern California. The company was founded by a group of San Francisco businessmen in 1906. Dr...


Notable Interments

Among those buried here are:
  • Elisabeth Brooks
    Elisabeth Brooks
    Elisabeth Brooks was a Canadian film and television actress.Brooks was born Elisabeth Brooks Luyties in Toronto, Ontario and began her acting career aged five encompassing both stage and screen...

     aka Elisabeth Brooks Luytes (1951-1997), actress
  • Frantisek Daniel
    Frank Daniel
    Frank Daniel was a film director, producer and screenwriter born in Kolín, Czechoslovakia . He is known for developing the sequence paradigm of screenwriting.-Life:...

     (1926-1996), writer, producer, director
  • Victoria "Vicki" Draves (1924-2010), Olympic athlete
  • Alice Faye
    Alice Faye
    Alice Faye was an American actress and singer, called by The New York Times "one of the few movie stars to walk away from stardom at the peak of her career." She is remembered first for her stardom at 20th Century Fox and, later, as the radio comedy partner of her husband, bandleader and comedian...

     (1915-1998), singer and actress
  • Brett Ford
    Brett Ford (pornographic actor)
    Brett Ford, also Bret Ford was an actor in gay pornography with the majority of his films in the mid-1990s. He is credited with over 70 films...

     (1970-2001), adult film star
  • L. Wolfe Gilbert
    L. Wolfe Gilbert
    Louis Wolfe Gilbert was a Russian-born American songwriter.-Biography:Born in Odessa, Russian Empire, Gilbert moved to the United States as a young man and eventually established himself as one of the leading songwriters on Tin Pan Alley.Gilbert began his career touring with John L...

     (1886-1970), composer
  • Phil Harris
    Phil Harris
    Harris and Faye married in 1941; it was a second marriage for both and lasted 54 years, until Harris's death. Harris engaged in a fistfight at the Trocadero nightclub in 1938 with RKO studio mogul Bob Stevens; the cause was reported to be over Faye after Stevens and Faye had ended a romantic...

     (1904-1995), singer, bandleader, and actor
  • Dorothy Kamenshek
    Dorothy Kamenshek
    Dorothy "Dottie" Kamenshek was an All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player. She batted and threw left-handed....

     (1925-2010), baseball player, folk figure
  • Guy Madison
    Guy Madison
    Guy Madison was an American film and television actor.-Early life:Born Robert Ozell Moseley in Pumpkin Center, California, Madison attended Bakersfield College, a junior college, for two years and then worked briefly as a telephone lineman before joining the United States Coast Guard in...

     (1922-1996), actor
  • George Montgomery (1916-2000), actor
  • George Nader
    George Nader
    George Nader was an American film and television actor of Lebanese descent. He appeared in a variety of films from 1950 through 1974, including Phone Call from a Stranger , Congo Crossing , and The Female Animal...

     (1921-2002), actor (cenotaph is marked here, but his ashes were scattered at sea)
  • Papa John Phillips
    John Phillips (musician)
    John Edmund Andrew Phillips , was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and promoter . Known as Papa John, Phillips was a member and leader of the singing group The Mamas & the Papas...

     (1935-2001), singer, songwriter, composer
  • Michael Rizzitello
    Michael Rizzitello
    Michael Anthony Rizzitello also known as "Mike Rizzi", was an Italian American mobster in the Los Angeles crime family. Rizzitello's criminal record stretched back to 1947...

     (1927-2005), mobster
  • Harold Robbins
    Harold Robbins
    Harold Robbins was one of the best-selling American authors of all time. During his career, he wrote over 25 best-sellers, selling over 750 million copies in 32 languages....

     (1916-1997), novelist
  • Irvine Robbins (1917-2008), co-founder of Baskin-Robbins
    Baskin-Robbins is a global chain of ice cream parlors founded by Burt Baskin and Irvine Robbins in 1953, from the merging of their respective ice cream parlors, in Glendale, California. It claims to be the world's largest ice cream franchise, with more than 5,800 locations, 2,800 of which are...

  • Charles 'Buddy' Rogers (1904-1999), actor, musician, humanitarian
  • Dinah Shore
    Dinah Shore
    Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, and television personality...

     (1916-1994), singer and talk show host
  • Jane Wyman
    Jane Wyman
    Jane Wyman was an American singer, dancer, and character actress of film and television. She began her film career in the 1930s, and was a prolific performer for two decades...

    (1917-2007), actress
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