John Cazale

Birth Name:
John Holland Cazale
Birth Date:
August 12, 1935
Birth Place:
Revere, Massachusetts
Death Date:
March 13, 1978
Place of Death:
Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, New York, New York
Cause of Death:
Lung cancer that metastasized to the bones
Cemetery Name:
Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
John Cazale was an incredible actor who, in the course of 6 short years starred in 5 of the most iconic movies ever made - all of which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture: The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Deer Hunter. Cazale chose to make his final movie, the Deer Hunter, despite having been diagnosed with lung cancer which shortly after metastasized to his bones. He was so ill the director agreed to shot all of his scenes first. He died in New York City on March 13, 1978 with his fiancé, Meryl Streep by his side before his final movie was released.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum

175 Broadway

Malden, Massachusetts, 02148


North America


Cemetery map of Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, Massachusetts.
Cemetery map of Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, Massachusetts.

Grave Location:

St. John Avenue, Row 55

Grave Location Description

There are two major sections of this cemetery divided by the road. John Cazale is buried on the side with the office. Once you are in the area of the cemetery, John is buried just off of St. John Avenue near the intersection of St. John Avenue and Walnut Avenue.

Grave Location GPS

42.42790069, -71.03709253

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