Lou Rawls

Birth Name:
Louis Allen Rawls
Birth Date:
December 1, 1933
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois
Death Date:
January 6, 2006
Place of Death:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death:
Lung cancer that spread to his brain
Cemetery Name:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills
Claim to Fame:
Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced singer who started as a church choir boy and went on to record the classic tune "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," was one of the great synthesisers of American popular music. He applied his velvet baritone voice with effortless elasticity to gospel, blues, jazz, soul and middle-of-the-road pop, ensuring his success across the decades. Lou Rawls's final performance was during a telethon honoring Stevie Wonder in September 2005, months before entering the hospital and after having been diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year. He performed "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "It Was A Very Good Year" as a tribute to Frank Sinatra. All told, Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, and had numerous charting singles. He worked as a film, television, and voice actor. He was also a three-time Grammy-winner, all for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills

6300 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, California, 90068


North America


Map of Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California

Grave Location:

Courts of Remembrance, Unit 1, Wall Crypt 3186

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery gates drive ahead and turn left on Evergreen Drive. With the White Church on your left continue driving and then turn right on Vista Lane and park in front of the large outdoor mausoleum. As you walk to the entry way (with actress Betty Davis crypt on your left), turn right on the outside most wall and walk along, turning left following the walkway. Count 9 graves in and 3 graves up for the crypt of Lou Rawls. If you see Andy Gibbs then you went too far.

Grave Location GPS

34.1497609274, -118.3208335378

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