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04-12-2011, 06:49 AM   #1
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Celebrities Graves

These were originally in a "Post your photo" post that did not work well for a long series (it repeats the long first page), so I'm redoing it here. Sorry for the hassle, but the thread will continue, so I'm planning ahead...
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Hollywood Forever.

Originally brunette, actress Jayne Mansfield never got the better "buxom blonde" roles that went to Marilyn Monroe, though she also appeared in Playboy magazine. She is not actually here, but in Pennsylvania. A "cenotaph" is a marker for someone not actually buried at the site.


A tour guide holds a photo of Jayne and her true marker. Her daughter is actress Mariska Hargitay of "CSI: Special Victims Unit".


Mel Blanc did many cartoon voices, including Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig.


Actors Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Sr share this crypt at the end of the pond.




One of the musical Ramones, Johnny.



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Actress Marilyn Monroe sang "Happy Birthday" to President Kennedy, posed in Playboy magazine, and reportedly committed suicide.


Hugh Hefner has the crypt on the left reserved. The man above her requested to be placed upside down above her. Unfortunately for him, his widow is moving him out and selling the spot.


Actress Natalie Wood was in "West Side Story", "Rebel Without a Cause", and "Splendor In The Grass". She had a fear of water - for good reason. She drowned in a boating accident.


Writer Ray Bradbury wrote the novels Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Martian Chronicles. His short stores are collected in R Is For Rocket, and S Is For Space, I Sing the Body Electric, and others.


Singer Dean Martin, one half of the comedic Martin-Lewis movies. He was also a boxer at one time, and "won all but 11 of 12 fights."

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Holy Cross.

Rita Hayworth, born Margarita Carmen Cansino, is best known for the 1946 movie "Gilda". "I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess. I felt I was more a comedian who could dance".


Still has fans.


Edward MacDonald Carey acted in "Days of Our Lives" soap opera for nearly 30 years.


Born John Feeney, four-time "Best Director" Oscar-winner John Ford is famous for movies like Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, and How Green Was My Valley.


Actress Rosalind Russell's monument is one of the largest on the grounds. She was nominated for the best actress oscar 4 times in the 40's and 50's.

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Holy Cross.

Bela Lugosi played the Wolfman and Dracula, and was buried wearing his cape.


A fan left a poem.


More memorabilia on 12/31/12.


Jack Haley Sr was the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.



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More Holy Cross.

Actress Sharon Tate was married to director Roman Polanski, and was one of the group killed by Charles Manson's "family".


Zasu Pitts (Woodall) was born Eliza Susan Pitts, and had comedic, nervous wallflower parts in movies. Her hand-wringing and speech patterns supposedly formed the basis of the Olive Oyl character of Popeye fame.


Frenchman Charles Boyer acted with Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Ingrid Bergman, and earned 4 oscar nominations. He committed suicide 2 days before his birthday and 2 days after the death of actress Patricia Paterson, his wife of 44 years.


Comedian, composer, actor, singer and songwriter Jimmy Durante was famous for his gravelly voice and large nose - his "schnozzola".

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More Holy Cross.

John Coogan, nicknamed "Jackie", is perhaps best known as Uncle Fester in "The Addam's Family". He played "the kid" in the 1921 Charlie Chaplin movie of the same name.


Ray Bolger played the Scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz".


Fred MacMurray was in "The Caine Mutiny", Hitchcock's "Double Indemnity", and "The Absent-Minded Professor", but is perhaps best-known as the father on "My Three Sons".


Comedian John Candy is just above Fred. Due to his large size, his death from a heart attack may not be a surprise.

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Holy Cross.

Mack Sennett was silent-era director, famous for the "Keystone Kops".


Actress Mary Astor, born Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke, was in 1941's "The Maltese Falcon", and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "The Great Lie." She was the author of five novels.


Lawrence Welk is best known as a conductor of "champagne music" on TV. His "a one an' a two an' a three" delivery was the butt of jokes, though he had diction lessons and could speak English nearly accent-free.

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James Maitland Stewart studied architecture in college, and flew bombers in WWII. He starred in movies such as "Vertigo", "Rear Window", and "It's a Wonderful Life". He was nominated 5 times and won a best actor oscar for "The Philadelphia Story".


Walter E Disney is the creator of Mickey Mouse and Disneyland.


Tasmanian actor Errol Flynn played "Captain Blood" and Robin Hood. His off-screen drinking, fighting, and sexcapades brought him considerable fame, three statutory rape trials, and a lasting memorial in the expression "In like Flynn".


Actor Spencer Tracy made "Adam's Rib", "Bad Day At Black Rock", "Inherit the Wind" and "The Old Man and the Sea". Being a devout Catholic, he did not divorce his wife though in a long-term relationship with actress Katherine Hepburn.



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04-16-2011, 07:27 PM   #9
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Comedian Ernie Kovacs worked in radio and TV.


His wife, Edie Adams, is in the same area in front of the Courts of Remembrance. She was a singer, actress and comedienne.


Actress Ruth Elizabeth Davis, better known as Bette, was nominated eleven times for the best actress oscar, winning for "Dangerous" and "Jezebel" in the 1930's.

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Actor Charles Laughton may be best remembered as Captain Bligh in the 1934 version of "Mutiny on the Bounty", the 1939 version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", or "Witness for the Prosecution". Nominated 3 times, winning the best actor oscar for "The Private Life of Henry VIII". "I have a face like the behind of an elephant".


Clyde Beatty was the prototypical lion tamer. When you think of the performer with a chair and bullwhip in a cage with lions - that's him. Survived that profession but died of cancer.


"Alvy" Moore was the incompetent county agent Hank Kimball on "Green Acres". He was a Marine and fought on Iwo Jima in WWII.

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Born Wladziu Valentino Liberace, "Liberace" was a showman at the piano. He died of AIDS, but never disclosed his homosexuality to the public.


The candelabra on the piano was his trademark.


Somewhat of a legend in his own mind, John Arthur Carradine, known to us as actor David Carradine, may be best-remembered as "Kwai Chang Caine" from the 1970's TV series "Kung Fu", and Bill in the movie "Kill Bill". RIP, grasshopper.


John William Cann Jr, known as actor William Conrad, may be best remembered as the detective "Cannon" from the 70's TV show. He was later the larger half of "Jake and the Fat Man". His deep voice also narrated some TV shows, and he was marshall Matt Dillon on radio's "Gunsmoke" in the 50's. His wife "Tippy" had previously been married to newsman Chet Huntley.

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Actor Benjamin "Scatman" Crothers was in "The Shining" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".


Actress Brittany Murphy was in "Clueless", "Girl, Interrupted", "8 Mile" and "Sin City", and was the voice of character Luanne Platter on "King of the Hill". She died from a pneumonia-related illness and various prescription drugs.


Bob Kane created the "Batman" comics in 1939, among others.


Arthur Stanley Jefferson was better-known as Stan Laurel, the skinny half of the "Laurel and Hardy" comedy team. Even after a stroke and retirement, he replied to fan letters, and was listed in the telephone book.

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Still at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills...

Actor John Ritter, son of singer Tex Ritter, appeared in really bad and popular TV sitcoms, such as "Three's Company", and I always though him a buffoon. However, he secured my admiration and respect as the gay store manager in "Sling Blade".


English Actor/comedian Marty Feldman was notable for his diverging bulging eyes caused by Graves disease. He was in Mel Brook's "Silent Movie" and "Young Frankenstein".


Leo Durocher was a Hall of Fame baseball player for 4 teams, and manager of 5 teams. A good fielder and not so great batter (.247 lifetime), he was ejected from the game 95 times as a manager, placing him 4th on that list.


Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson was a band leader and singer. Harriet Hilliard also sang in the band. They married in 1935. Ozzie started the radio show "Here Come the Nelsons" which used actors as their children until 1949. The show went to TV as "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", and included their children, David and Ricky.


Near Ozzie and Harriet is their younger son Eric "Ricky" Nelson. He was somewhat of a teen heart-throb singer, and sometime actor. He had 19 top 10 hits, the last being in 1972 with "Garden Party". He died in a plane crash.

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Still at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills...


Roy Disney was the nephew of Walt Disney, and handled the business side of the Disney company.
These are great SpecialK!
Actually, this Roy Disney was Walt's brother and ran the company, when he died his son Roy took over.
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More Holy Cross.

Vince Edwards is perhaps best known as "Dr. Ben Casey", though I remember him as the leader of the investigation of a plane crash in the 1970 TV-movie "Sole Survivor".


Born Alfred Arnold Cocozza, Mario Lanza was a famous tenor singer who appeared in movies as well.


Edmond O'Brien was in the 1950's movie "D.O.A." in which a poisoned man tries to find his killer before dying. I like him in his Oscar-nominated role as the drunken Senator in "Seven Days in May".


Actor/singer Harry Lillis is better known as Bing Crosby of "White Christmas" fame.


Walter O'Malley once owned the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

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