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Encyclopedia > San Fernando Mission Cemetery

The San Fernando Mission Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery operated by the Los Angeles Archdiocese since 1800, and is located at 11160 Stranwood Avenue in the Mission Hills community of northern Los Angeles, California, near the Mission San Fernando Rey de Espaņa. Among those interred here are several stars of the entertainment industry including:

  • Edward Arnold (1890-1956), actor
  • Ed Begley, Sr. (1901-1970), Academy Award-winning actor
  • William Bendix (1906-1964), actor - on TV’s Life of Riley
  • Walter Brennan (1894-1974), actor, 3 Academy Awards, recorded song "Old Rivers"
  • Evelyn Brent (1899-1975), actress
  • Jerry Colonna, comedian
  • Betty Compson (1897-1974), pioneer film actress
  • Chuck Connors (1921-1992), baseball player, actor - The Rifleman
  • Joseph Crehan (1883-1966), actor
  • Lee De Forest (1873-1961), scholar, inventor
  • Allan Dwan (1885-1981), director, producer, screenwriter
  • Frank Faylen, actor
  • Ted Fio Rito (1900-1971), Big Band leader, composer
  • Harry Fox (1882-1959), stage and film star, "Fox-Trot" dance
  • William Frawley (1887-1966), actor
  • George Gobel (1919-1991), comedian
  • Bob Hope (1903-2003), entertainer
  • Alice Joyce (1890-1955), early film star
  • June Marlowe (1903-1984), actress, Miss Crabtree in the Little Rascals
  • Clarence Nash (1904-1985), the voice of Donald Duck
  • Trinidad Silva (1950-1988), TV and film actor
  • Penny Singleton (1908-2003), actress, first woman president of an AFL-CIO union
  • Ritchie Valens (1941-1959), early Rock and Roll singer, died in a plane crash
  • Bruce Yarnell (1935-1973), actor, singer

See also: List of United States cemeteries; List of famous cemeteries (non-US)


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The Valley Observed: San Fernando Valley history and sense of place (224 words)
The Valley's first cemetery—other than numerous unmarked Tongva and Chumash burial grounds—was located on the north side of the chapel at Mission San Fernando Rey.
This is the large memorial park near Burbank that is built on the hillside where D.W. Griffith filmed The Birth of a Nation in 1915.
This cemetery established in 1952 adjoins the original mission burial ground.
San Fernando Mission - California Missions - Hetenyi (2120 words)
In 1837 the Mission funds to the amount of $2000 were taken by the Los Angeles authorities into safe keeping, as Governor Alvarado was marching south to punish the southern people who had risen in rebellion against what they termed his unjust rule.
At San Fernando, on January 16, a force about 270 men under Rocha were massed to arrest Alvarado's march upon Los Angeles, and Alcalde Sepulveda issued an address calling upon the citizens to defend the honor of their beloved country against the Monterey usurper.
In March, 1902, a San Fernando Mission Indian died and was buried on the 22d by the side of his wife in the old cemetery back of the church.
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