Burt Lancaster

Birth Name:
Burton Stephen Lancaster
Birth Date:
November 2, 1913
Birth Place:
New York, New York
Death Date:
October 20, 1994
Place of Death:
18th Floor Century Towers, Century City, California
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Burt Lancaster was a failed circus performer when in 1945 (according to the sort of Hollywood legend of which one should probably believe only half) he chanced to share an elevator ride with a theatrical producer who assumed that someone so rugged, virile and good-looking could only be an actor and who consequently invited him to audition for a leading role in a Broadway play, The Sound of Hunting. By virtue of his performance, he was almost at once cast opposite Ava Gardner in Robert Siodmak's The Killers (1946), a tight, atmospheric, low-budget thriller that established Lancaster's reputation in Hollywood. Lancaster's career spanned 45 years and encompassed more than 70 movies, 1 Academy Award and a ranking of #19 in The American Film Institute list of the greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

1218 Glendon Avenue

Los Angeles, California, 90024


North America


Map of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles CA
Copyright 2012 Jeannette M. Hartman

Grave Location:

Section D

Grave Location Description

Burt Lancaster’s ashes reside under the large oak tree opposite the entrance and directly across from the Sanctuary of Love (Dean Martin) and 10 feet in from the road.

Grave Location GPS

34.0585578, -118.440593



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