Rudolf Valentino

The Great Lover
Birth Name:
Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filiberto Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguella
Birth Date:
May 6, 1895
Birth Place:
Castellaneta, Apulia, Italy
Death Date:
August 23, 1926
Place of Death:
New York Polyclinic Hospital, New York, New York
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Nicknamed The Latin Lover, Rudolf Valentino was an Italian actor based in the United States who starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik. Valentino was a sex symbol of the 1920s, known in Hollywood as the "Latin Lover" (a title invented for him by Hollywood moguls), the "Great Lover", or simply Valentino. His early death at the age of 31 caused mass hysteria among his fans, further cementing his place in early cinematic history as a cultural film icon.

Fun Fact

Valentino was buried in a borrowed grave. This became permanent when the family was unable to raise the funds for the spectacular memorial that was originally planned.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, California, 90038


North America


Cemetery map of Hollywood Forever in Los Angeles, California.
Cemetery map of Hollywood Forever in Los Angeles, California.

Grave Location:

Cathedral Mausoleum , Corridor A, Crypt 1205

Grave Location Description

As you enter the gates of the cemetery take a hard left and follow the road around to the mausoleum across the street from the lake. Enter the Cathedral Mausoleum and take a left at the last corridor and then take a right at the end of the hallway and you will find the great actor Rudolf Valentino on the right. The actor Peter Finch is in the same alcove.

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