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Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary
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Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary is located in Western Los Angeles
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary
Location within Western Los Angeles
Details
Established1880s as unnamed cemetery, 1905 as Sunset Cemetery, 1926 name officially changed to Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Location1218 Glendon Avenue, Westwood, Los Angeles 90024
CountryUnited States
TypePublic
Owned byService Corporation International
Websitepbwvmortuary.com
Find a GravePierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary
DesignatedMay 16, 2003
Reference no.731

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary is a cemetery and mortuary located in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles. It is located at 1218 Glendon Avenue in Westwood, with an entrance from Glendon Avenue.[1].

The cemetery was established as Sunset Cemetery in 1905, but had been used for burials since the 1880s. In 1926 the name was officially changed to Westwood Memorial Park and was later changed again to Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary. [1]

Although it is the resting place of some of the entertainment industry's greatest names, it also contains the graves of many uncelebrated people. For example, when Marilyn Monroe died in 1962, Joe DiMaggio, responsible for Monroe's arrangements, chose Westwood not because of its celebrities but because it was the resting place of Monroe's mother's friend, Grace Goddard, and Goddard's aunt, Ana Lower, both of whom had cared for Monroe as a child.[2]

Notable burials

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Headstone of Ray Bradbury, May 2012, prior to his death

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The Armand Hammer Family Tomb in Westwood Memorial Park
Hayedeh's grave

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Inscription at Heather O'Rourke's crypt.
Heather O'Rourke's crypt

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Unmarked grave of Frank Zappa, cemetery view looking South-East

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary". Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ The Studio for Southern California History. Retrieved February 21, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d Bahn, Paul (April 14, 2014). "The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age". Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved 2018 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Wilson, Scott (August 19, 2016). "Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed". McFarland. Retrieved 2018 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Bahn, Paul (April 14, 2014). "The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age". Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved 2018 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ a b c "10 Things You Might Not Have Known About Truman Capote". September 30, 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Los Angeles' celebrity cemetery: Where the stars are buried". Stuff. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ Hollywood Death and Scandal Sites, p. 221
  9. ^ Resting Places, p. 226
  10. ^ Wilson, Scott (August 19, 2016). "Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed". McFarland. Retrieved 2018 – via Google Books.
  11. ^ Library of Congress
  12. ^ "Hugh Hefner, Who Built the Playboy Empire and Embodied It, Dies at 91". Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Google Doodle gives tribute to cinematographer James Wong Howe on his 118th Birthday!". August 28, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ Wilkins, Frank. "The Suicide Death of Brian Keith - Reel Reviews - Official Site". Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ Bahn, Paul (April 14, 2014). "The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age". Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved 2018 – via Google Books.
  16. ^ a b c Bahn, Paul (April 14, 2014). "The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age". Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved 2018 – via Google Books.
  17. ^ Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries, p. 218
  18. ^ Royce, Brenda Scott (October 14, 1990). "Donna Reed: A Bio-bibliography". Greenwood Publishing Group. Retrieved 2018 – via Google Books.
  19. ^ a b Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries, p. 221

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Coordinates: 34°03?30?N 118°26?26?W / 34.05833°N 118.44056°W / 34.05833; -118.44056


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