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.

Grave Location GPS




Read More About Art Tatum:

Videos Featuring Art Tatum:

See More:

Booker Little Jr.

popular name: Booker Little Jr.

date_of_death: October 5, 1961

age: 23

cause_of_death: Complications from uremia caused by kidney failure

claim_to_fame: Music

best_know_for: Booker Little, twenty-three year-old composer, arranger and trumpet player has lately come to demonstrate, in recordings and as the musical director of the Max Roach group, a talent that was taken too early. When he died suddenly at the age of 23 he was one of the most promising jazz trumpeters working with Max Roach, Eric Dolphy and John Coltrane. After years of physical pain, Little died of complications resulting from kidney failure on October 5, 1961, in New York City at the age 23. He was survived by his wife, two sons Booker T. III and Larry Cornelius, and two daughters Cornelia and Ana Dorsey.

Furry Lewis

popular name: Furry Lewis

date_of_death: September 14, 1981

age: 88

cause_of_death: Heart failure

claim_to_fame: Music

best_know_for: A notable guitarist in both the bottleneck and finger-picking styles, Furry was a country blues guitarist and songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee whose greatest productivity came late in life during the folk blues revival of the 1960s.

Mississippi Fred McDowell

popular name: Mississippi Fred McDowell

date_of_death: July 3, 1972

age: 68

cause_of_death: Abdominal Cancer

claim_to_fame: Music

best_know_for: Inspired by seeing the legend Charley Patton playing in a juke joint, McDowell secured his reputation without a back catalog of historic blues recordings but rather by playing around the world to enthusiastic fans of low country blues.

Back to Top