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04-18-2011, 06:53 PM   #16
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San Fernando Mission.

Comedian/actor/singer Bob Hope lived to be 100 years old. He made a series of "Road to..." movies with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour in the 40's and 50's.


Much of his time was spent entertaining troops around the world with USO tours.


When asked where he wanted to be buried. He replied, "surprise me".



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04-18-2011, 07:11 PM   #17
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Eden memorial park.

Julius Marx was the wise-cracking "Groucho"of the Marx Brothers comedians. He had a large painted-on moustache, smoked big cigars, and walked in a crouch. He hosted "You Bet Your Life" on TV. "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read".


Controversial stand-up comic Leonard Alfred "Bruce" Schneider ran afoul of censorship rulings, spent time in jail. He was subsequently hounded by the cops during shows, which became non-comedic ramblings about his constitutional right of free speech, free assembly, and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure. He died on his bathroom his floor from a heroin overdose.

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04-19-2011, 09:00 AM   #18
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San Fernando Mission memorial park.

Actress Jane Wyatt was in "The Lost Horizon" and "Gentlemen's Agreement", but is probably best-known as Margaret Anderson on TV's "Father Knows Best". She was also Spock's mother on "Star Trek". She was married 65 years to Edgar Ward.


William Frawley was the next-door neighbor Fred Mertz on "I Love Lucy", then Bub on "My Three Sons".


Actor Ed Begley was in "12 Angry Men", and won a best supporting actor oscar for "Sweet Bird of Youth".


Actor William Bendix was in Alfred Hitchcock's "Lifeboat", starred in "The Babe Ruth Story", and was nominated for best supporting actor in "Wake Island".

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04-19-2011, 03:02 PM   #19
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Still at San Fernando Mission memorial park.

Comedian/actor George Gobel started as a country singer, but had his own TV show in the early 50's. During WWII, he was a flight trainer in Oklahoma. Proud of his war service, he told Johnny Carson "there was not one Japanese aircraft got past Tulsa."


Actor Walter Brennan was nominated 4 times for the best supporting actor oscar, winning for "Come and Get It", "Kentucky", and "The Westerner", and was the grampa in TV's "The Real McCoys".


Jerry Colonna was a comedian, actor, and musician with the Columbia Symphony, and was a member of the Bob Hope radio program.


Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors, or "Chuck", is best-remembered as Lucas McCain on "The Rifleman". He was also "The Mad Bomber". He played a year as center for the Boston Celtics basketball team, and played 1 baseball game for the LA Dodgers and 66 games for the Cubs team before his acting career.



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04-19-2011, 07:45 PM   #20
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Oakwood memorial park.

Frederic Austerlitz, better known as actor/singer Fred Astaire is famous for dancing in musicals. "People think I was born in top hat and tails."


William Millar, better known as actor Stephen Boyd, was opposite Charlton Heston in "Ben-Hur", and was in "Fantastic Voyage".


Gloria Grahame was in "It's A Wonderful Life", and "Oklahoma!". She was nominated for best supporting actress for "Crossfire", and won for "The Bad and the Beautiful".


Virginia Rogers, nicknamed "Ginger", was Fred Astaire's frequent dancing partner in musicals. She won a best actress oscar for the drama "Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman".

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04-24-2011, 07:23 AM   #21
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Only one person at the Lake Shrine. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. (A portion of his ashes).

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04-24-2011, 07:36 AM   #22
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Woodlawn cemetery.

Ted Bessell is best-known as the boyfriend on "That Girl!" which starred Marlo Thomas. A devout Roman Catholic, his marker notes he was a "Daily Communicant".


Paul Henried is probably most famous as Victor Lazlo, the lucky one who flies away with Ingrid Bergman at the end of "Casablanca".


Doug McClure was a lead actor in TV's "The Virginian", and was in other westerns.

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04-24-2011, 04:54 PM   #23
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Inglewood Park in Inglewood CA. This is the only cemetery I've found with actual surveyed maps of the various sections online (but not with resident's names ). If you know the plot #, it is (somewhat) easy to locate it. However, it is a very crowded place, and I still could not find some people...

James Jackson Jeffries was a world heavyweight boxing champion in 1899. He retired undefeated in 1905. He later came back, but was defeated in the title fight with Jack Johnson.


Johnnie Parsons was an American race driver. In 1949, he finished second in his first Indy 500, and won in 1950. He raced in 12 consecutive Indy 500’s.


William Thomas is better known as "Buckwheat" from the "Our Gang" series from 1934-44. The early "Buckwheat" character was female with pigtail rows, but eventually the character evolved to male with an unkempt Afro hairstyle. Note that his marker is wrong - he served in the Korean War.


Louis Meyer was an American racer and was the first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, in 1928, 1933 and 1936. He started the tradition of drinking milk (buttermilk at the time) in victory lane.



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04-25-2011, 05:45 PM   #24
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Home of Peace, East Los Angeles...

Samuel Louis "Sam" Warner was a film producer and co-founder and CEO of Warner Bros Studios. He died one day before the premier of the first "talkie", The Jazz Singer, which was produced by WB.


Harry Warner was the Warner Bros president until 1956.


Jack Warner was a film executive as president and driving force of Warner Bros Studios. He was viewed as a contradictory and enigmatic figure. Although he was a Republican, he encouraged film projects that promoted the agenda of Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.

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04-26-2011, 09:00 PM   #25
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Calvary memorial park in East Los Angeles.

Actress Irene Dunne was nominated 5 times for the best actress oscar, but never won. Those films were 1931's Cimmaron, 1937's Theodora Goes Wild, 1938's The Awful Truth, 1940's Love Affair and 1949's I Remember Mama. She retired relatively early and worked in charitable causes.


Comedian Lou Costello was one-half of the Abbott and Costello comedy team. Famous for their "Who's on first" routine, the pair are the only non-sportsmen honored in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.


Edward L Doheny drilled the first successful oil well in the Los Angeles Oil Field. He was implicated in the Teapot Dome Scandal but acquitted. Doheny contributed money to foundations, and helped fund St. Vincent de Paul Church. After the accidental death of his son, he donated $1.1 million in 1932 to USC for a memorial library. He donated much land to California for Doheny State Beach.


The "Barrymore wall" contains members of the great acting family. Brothers John and Lionel, and Lionel's wife Irene. John (who may now be in Philadelphia) was in Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Grand Hotel, Dinner at Eight, Twentieth Century, and Don Juan. He is the grandfather of actress Drew Barrymore. Lionel won a best actor for A Free Soul (1931), and was the villainous Henry Potter character in It's a Wonderful Life.

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04-27-2011, 08:07 PM   #26
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Calvary.

Early oil tycoon Harry Sinclair. During the Teapot Dome scandal, evidence showed Sinclair had hired a detective agency to shadow each member of the jury. Sinclair was convicted of contempt of court, and spent 6 months in Leavenworth prison.


Actor John Hodiak played footsie with Tallulah Bankhead in Alfred Hitchcock's "Lifeboat", and was in "Battleground". He had a fatal heart attack while shaving at age 41.


Actor J. Carrol Naish is best known for playing Latin, Arab, and East Indian characters. He was the first villain in the "Batman" serial in 1943.


In 1969, the Charles Manson "family" was found guilty in the "Tate-LaBianca" murder case. Random victims, Leno LaBianca and wife Rosemary were stabbed to death.

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Ascension cemetery in Lake Forest.

Murder victim Nicole Brown Simpson. Her ex-husband OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder in "the trial of the century", but later was found guilty of wrongful death in a civil trial.


On a lighter note, William Hanna was one-half of the Hanna-Barbera Productions, which made many cartoons including The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Scooby-Doo.

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Mt Sinai memorial park, Hollywood Hills.

Actor Ross Martin is best remembered as Artemus Gordon on TV's "The Wild, Wild, West".


Virginia Feld is famous as "Mrs Olson" in the Folger's coffee commercials.


Actor Norman Fell was in "The Graduate", "Bullitt", and "Catch-22", but is probably best remembered as "Mr. Roper", the landlord in TV's "Three's Company".


Comedian Phil Silvers is best known as "Sgt Bilko" on "The Phil Silvers Show".

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Still at Mt. Sinai...

Irwin Allen directed or produced big disaster movies such as "The Poseidon Adventure" and "The Towering Inferno", and TV shows like "The Time Tunnel' and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea".


Actor Fred Holliday was a "Mighty Carson Art Player" on the Johnny Carson show for 12 years, did over 1,000 commercials, and appeared in over 150 TV shows.


David Rose was an Emmy-winning songwriter. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for many television series.


Bruce Geller was an author, composer, writer and songwriter. His popular songs include "I Found Him" and "What Can It Be?" He wrote for the TV shows "Mannix" and "Mission: Impossible" among others.


Born Arnold Rothmann, Danny Arnold was best known for writing and producing sitcoms such as Bewitched and That Girl, and most-famously, Barney Miller.

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Back at Westwood Village.

Actress Marilyn Monroe has a new set of lipstick kisses.


Heather O'Rourke was the little girl in the Poltergeist movies. She died during intestinal surgery.

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