ARLINGTON, Va. -- Actor Lee Marvin, a World War II Marine veteran who died of a heart attack Aug. 29, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, a military spokesman said Friday.
Marvin is scheduled to be buried in a private ceremony with military honors Oct. 7, said Sgt. Steve Barrett of the Military District of Washington.
Marvin received the Purple Heart after being wounded on Saipan during World War II, qualifying him for burial at Arlington, Barrett said.
Marvin, 63, made 21 landings in battle zones during the war, and was hospitalized for 13 months after being wounded.
Marvin appeared in at least 10 war movies during his acting career, including the classic 1967 film, 'The Dirty Dozen'. He won an Oscar for his role as a drunken gunfighter in 'Cat Ballou' in 1965.
Marvin died in Tucson, Ariz., after a two-week hospitalization.
He will become the fourth famous actor or actress buried at Arlington, Barrett said. Medal of Honor winner Audie Murphy is buried near the Tomb of the Unknowns.
In addition, Faye Bainer and Constance Bennett, silent movie actresses, are buried at the cemetery because they were married to military members, Barrett said.