Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Davises in:
 • Westwood Memorial Park
 • Los Angeles
 • Los Angeles County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Marvin Davis
Birth: Aug. 31, 1925
Death: Sep. 25, 2004

Oil tycoon and entertainment mogul. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he perfected the art of drilling for oil with other people's money by leveraging Davis Oil Company, founded by his father in Denver, and becoming one of America's leading wildcatters, drilling wells in uncharted places focusing on the Rocky Mountain region. In 1981, he sold most of his oil and natural-gas holdings near the top of the energy market. Within months, he bought Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation with a silent partner whom he bought out in 1984, but kept the studio's remaining interest in the Pebble Beach and Aspen ski resorts. The Pebble Beach resort, rumored to be worth $150 million in 1985, was sold five years later for more than $800 million. Forbes Magazine estimated his worth at $4.9 billion in 2004. Died in Beverly Hills, California of natural causes.  (bio by: Fred Beisser) 
 
Burial:
Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: New garden area, near director Billy Wilder
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: Sep 26, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9520578
Marvin Davis
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Marvin Davis
Added by: Scott Michaels
 
Marvin Davis
Added by: Mark Masek
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Remembered 7 years later..died in Beverly Hills, California
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Sep. 25, 2011

- Republican
 Added: Sep. 25, 2011

- Freddie
 Added: Sep. 13, 2011
There are 35 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.6 after 27 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service