Victor Fleming

Birth Name:
Victor Lonzo Fleming
Birth Date:
February 23, 1889
Birth Place:
Banbury Ranch, La Cañada Flintridge, California
Death Date:
January 6, 1949
Place of Death:
Cottonwood, Arizona
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Were film director Victor Fleming’s legacy limited to his two best-known films – "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) and "Gone with the Wind" (1939) – he would have one of the most successful track records in Hollywood history. But the prolific filmmaker also oversaw a number of other popular and critically acclaimed films during his three-decade long career behind the camera including Captains Courageous (1937), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), The Virginian (1929) and "Red Dust" (1932) and Joan of Arc (1948). Victor also directed some of the greatest talent during the Golden Age of Hollywood including Douglas Fairbanks, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy, Gary Cooper, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield and dozens more.

Fun Fact

While in the middle of filming Victor Fleming was not above physically assaulting the actors to get the desired results (including slapping Judy Garland for giggling during the production of Wizard of Oz).

Did we mention he was fervent supporter of the Nazi’s during WWII? Yes … yes he was.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, California, 90038


North America


map of Hollywood Forever Cemetery Hollywood CA

Grave Location:

Abbey of the Psalms, Sanctuary of Refuge, Crypt 2081

Grave Location Description

Drive through the gates to the cemetery and take the second right and drive to the end. That grand entrance is the entryway to the Abbey of the Psalms. Walk up the stairs and on your left take the corridor labeled the Sanctuary of Refuge and walk halfway down the hallway and on the right, second row from the bottom, you will find the final resting place of director Victor Fleming.

Grave Location GPS

34.088659357489085, -118.32165307660787

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