Patricia Lake

Birth Name:
Patricia Van Cleve Lake
Birth Date:
June 8, 1919
Birth Place:
Paris, France
Death Date:
October 3, 1993
Place of Death:
Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, California
Cause of Death:
Lung cancer
Cemetery Name:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Historical Figure
American socialite, actress, and radio comedian, and suspected of being the illegitimate child of William Randolph Hearst Sr. and Marion Davies. Patricia Lake confirmed this shortly before she died.

Fun Fact

Many reference books say that Lake’s parents were Marion Davies’ sister Rose and her first husband, George Van Cleve. The Lake family asserted that the newborn was given to Davies’ sister, whose own child had died in infancy. The dead child’s birth certificate was reportedly altered to support the deception. CBS News reported that Hearst acknowledged to Lake on her wedding day that he was her father.

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. Patricia Lake has a rather large private mausoleum on the east side of the lake about 20 feet from the water and 20 feet from Tyrone Power. She is buried with Marion Davies and her husband Arthur Lake under the “Douras” mausoleum (Marion Davies maiden name).

Grave Location GPS

34.089001, -118.316597



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