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Seeing celebrities' graves at Los Angeles area cemeteries

Seeing celebrities' graves at Los Angeles area cemeteries
A pair of lips are planted on the crypt of Marilyn Monroe at Westwood Memorial Park. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

The cemeteries of Southern California are full of remarkable stories and familiar names. But these three have more than their share.

Here's a sampling of famous permanent residents at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale, Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park.

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Note: Some cemeteries provide directions to their most famous markers. Others, including Forest Lawn, do not. For more information on specific grave locations: www.findagrave.com and www.seeing-stars.com.

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park Glendale

1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale; (888) 204-3131, www.forestlawn.com/glendale

Hubert L. Eaton, Forest Lawn founder 
Los Angeles Times obituary

W.C. Fields, comedic actor 
Los Angeles Times obituary

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Nat "King" Cole, singer 
Los Angeles Times obituary

Sammy Davis Jr., entertainer
Los Angeles Times obituary 

Walt Disney, Disney empire founder
Los Angeles Times obituary 

Michael Jackson, singer
Los Angeles Times obituary

Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist
Los Angeles Times obituary

Elizabeth Taylor, actress
Los Angeles Times obituary


Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 469-1181, www.hollywoodforever.com

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Mel Blanc, voice actor
Los Angeles Times obituary

Cecil B. DeMille
, filmmaker
Los Angeles Times obituary

John Huston, actor and director
Los Angeles Times obituary

Rudolph Valentino, silent film star
Los Angeles Times obituary

Johnny Ramone, punk rocker
Los Angeles Times obituary

Fay Wray, early film star
Los Angeles Times obituary


Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

1128 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles; (310) 474-1579; www.lat.ms/1S2d3Mq

Truman Capote, author
Los Angeles Times obituary

Dean Martin
, singer
Los Angeles Times obituary

Marilyn Monroe, actress
Los Angeles Times obituary

Mel Tormé, composer, singer
Los Angeles Times obituary

Frank Zappa, rocker
Los Angeles Times obituary

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