Gone, But Still Here: Celebrities Buried in O.C.

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Kevin Dubrow – Lead singer of heavy-metal band Quiet Riot, Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar

Florence “Flo-Jo” Griffith Joyner Olympic track gold medalist and “world’s fastest woman,” El Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest

Don Jose Antonio Yorba Early land grant baron, San Juan Capistrano Mission Cemetery

C.S. Forester British author of Horatio Hornblower novels and “The African Queen,” Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton

Nicole Brown Simpson Murdered ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest

William Hanna Producer of Hanna-Barbera TV cartoon fame, Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest

Bobby Hatfield One-half of the Righteous Brothers, Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar

John Wayne Hollywood’s cowboy, Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar

Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom She saved Jews from Nazis in the Netherlands, described in her book, “The Hiding Place,” Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana

And even more not mentioned in our print edition:

Jeanne Carmen
’50s pinup girl, “Queen of the B-Movies”
Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar

Eddie Cochran
’50s rock star
Forest Lawn, Cypress

Pamela Courson
Celebrated muse/girlfriend of rocker Jim Morrison
Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana

Leo Fender
Guitar inventor and manufacturer
Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana

Helen Grace
Candy impresario
Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar

Richard Nixon
President of the United States
Nixon Presidental Library & Museum, Yorba Linda

Bradley Nowell
Lead singer of ska band Sublime
Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster

Jean Vander Pyl
Voice actor, Wilma Flintstone in “The Flinstones” cartoon series
Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest

Thurl Ravenscroft
Voice actor, Tony the Tiger and Pageant of the Masters
Cathedral Memorial Gardens (formerly Crystal Cathedral Memorial Gardens), Garden Grove

William Spurgeon
Founder of Santa Ana
Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana

Sandy West
Drummer for all-girl band The Runaways
Forest Lawn, Cypress

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