10 Famous People Buried in Unmarked Graves


Fred Gwynne

Fred Gwynne plays against type as a judge in the 1992 film 'My Cousin Vinny.' 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images
Fred Gwynne plays against type as a judge in the 1992 film 'My Cousin Vinny.' 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images

It's not clear why actor Fred Gwynne is buried in an unmarked plot, but he has occupied such a spot at Sandy Mount United Methodist Cemetery in Maryland since his death from pancreatic cancer in 1993 [source: Find A Grave].

Don't fret if you're having trouble putting his name with a face – most of us are more accustomed to his visage in full Herman Munster makeup! One of his last roles was that of the oft-exasperated judge opposite Joe Pesci in "My Cousin Vinny," but his body of work was a collection of critically acclaimed films and much-loved television shows, including "Car 54, Where Are You?" and "The Munsters." Gwynne was also a highly regarded painter, sculptor and children's book author [source: IMDB].

Author's Note: 10 Famous People Buried in Unmarked Graves

Celebs are people too, and deserve to have a peaceful final resting place. If they decide to make it unmarked, so be it! That said, the next time I visit Los Angeles I'll be armed with a map of marked and unmarked plots. Who can pass up a chance to pay respects to Donna Reed and Marilyn Monroe? Not this girl!

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