Art Tatum

Birth Name:
Arthur Tatum Jr.
Birth Date:
October 13, 1909
Birth Place:
Toledo, Ohio
Death Date:
November 5, 1956
Place of Death:
Queen of Angels Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death:
Kidney failure resulting in uremia
Cemetery Name:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Claim to Fame:
Art Tatum transported the art of jazz piano improvisation beyond the real and imagined confines of his day. Technically the most advanced and respected pianist in the 1920s nd 1930s, Tatum's influence on later jazz pianist - Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner - was unparreled.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)

1712 S Glendale Avenue

Glendale, California, 91205


North America


Grave Location:

Great Mausoleum, Jasmine Terrace, Sanctuary of Restful Peace, Crypt 16107

Grave Location Description

Ok … this is not going to be easy.

This part of the Great Mausoleum is only open to keyholders and not the general public except on Easter Sunday (when virtually every keyholder area is open to the public). However, if you park at the entrance furthest from the main entrance on a Sunday (fewer employees) and walk in behind a keyholder through the door, then you have a shot at visiting the final resting place of Art Tatum.

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