Lew Ayres

Birth Name:
Lewis Frederick Ayres III
Birth Date:
December 28, 1908
Birth Place:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Death Date:
December 30, 1996
Place of Death:
Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death:
Died in his sleep after a two-day coma
Cemetery Name:
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Lew Ayres was an American actor best known for as role as German soldier Paul Bäumer in the film All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and for playing Dr. Kildare in nine movies. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Johnny Belinda (1948). Lew's successful film and movie career film and television career spanned 65 years.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

1218 Glendon Avenue

Los Angeles, California, 90024


North America


Copyright Jeannette M. Hartman

Grave Location:

Section D

Grave Location Description

As you drive into the park continue straight ahead, turn left and park near the office or chapel. Now walk back to the original road before you turned left and half-way up, and twenty feet into Section D (that’s the open lawn area) you will find the simple memorial for Lew Ayres.

The Lew Ayres memorial is also how you find the unmarked grave of musician and composer Frank Zappa. Frank and his wife rest just to the right of Lew.

Grave Location GPS

34.05825699706241, -118.44154163578956

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