Arthur Lake

Birth Name:
Arthur Silverlake Jr.
Birth Date:
April 17, 1905
Birth Place:
Corbin, Kentucky
Death Date:
January 9, 1987
Place of Death:
Home at Indian Wells Country Club, Indian Wells, California
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Arthur Lake portrayed the comic strip character Dagwood Bumstead and called for help with a high-pitched ''Blonnndie!'' in more than two dozen films throughout the 1940s. Lake was best known as the bumbling husband of Blondie, played by Penny Singleton, in the series of movies that ran from 1939 to 1950. The first picture cost a mere $85,000 and grossed more than $9 million. Arthur Lake was also a frequent guest at publisher William Randolph Hearts estate San Simeon where he met and subsequently married Patricia Van Cleeve. The parentage of Patricia is unclear, but at the time of her death, she is reported to have claimed to be the daughter of Davies and Hearst.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, California, 90038


North America


Map of Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California
Map of Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California

Grave Location:

Garden of Legends

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery take the first left and drive all the way to the far side of the lake. Arthur Lake is buried with his wife Patricia Lake and Marion Davies in a rather large private mausoleum on the east side of the lake about 20 feet from the water and 20 feet from Tyrone Power.

The mausoleum is under the name Douras as this was Marion’s birth name.

Grave Location GPS

34.08921836962624, -118.31658627353539



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