Actor Marlon Brando Cremated

Actor Marlon Brando (search) was cremated after a private memorial service attended by a small group of family members and friends, his attorney said Wednesday.

Lawyer David Seeley declined to disclose the site of Monday's service.

"Marlon was a really private guy and didn't enjoy the media, and his family is trying to honor that in his death," Seeley said.

The reclusive Brando died July 1 of lung failure at the age of 80.

During his career, he revolutionized Hollywood's image of a leading man, playing street-tough, emotionally raw characters in "A Streetcar Named Desire" (search) and "On the Waterfront." He revived his career a generation later as the definitive Mafia don in "The Godfather." (search)

"All those stories regarding his financial status have no credibility at all," Seeley said.