Visiting Hollywood? Check Out These Famous Grave Sites Just for Fun!
Hollywood is definitely a must-visit tourist destination when you’re traveling to California or the United States. After all, people are just drawn to the glitz and glamor that Tinseltown is synonymous with.
Aside from visiting the famous Walk of Fame and Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood Sign, Universal Studios, the Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory, and the Sunset Strip, there are off-the-beaten-path tourist attractions that will definitely make your trip to this posh part of the United States more memorable.
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure that doesn’t necessarily rip you off, then you should consider visiting famous Hollywood gravesites. This kind of excursion is definitely one that you won’t ever forget.
The creepy side of the Movie Capital of America
Here are some of the best places to go to if you’re interested in visiting famous gravesites in Hollywood.
Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA
This cemetery is the largest Jewish cemetery organization in the state. It is adjacent to Forest Lawn. Some of the most famous Jewish personalities buried here include Normal Fell, David Rose, Totie Fields, and Cass Elliott.
Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, CA
The Oakwood Memorial Park is located in the hills of Chatsworth, in a restored homestead. This graveyard is in a beautiful location since it is surrounded by rocky hills, serving as a lovely backdrop for many movies. A fire destroyed the old wooden crosses that market the site. Some of the notable people buried here include Adele Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Bob Crane, Russell Hayden, Dorothy Mackaye, and Ken Terrell.
San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, CA
The San Fernando Mission Cemetery is a Roman Catholic graveyard located in the Mission Hills community. This cemetery is adjoined to the San Fernando Mission and Bishop Alemany Catholic High School. It has been founded and operated by the Los Angeles Archdiocese since 1797. It is an active cemetery that serves burials, cremation, and entombments. Today, it is home to famous celebrities, like Bob and Dolores Hope, Ritchie Valens, Clarence Nash (the voice of Donald Duck), Philip Abbott, William Hade, Frank Faylen, and Carol Hughes.
Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
This Roman Catholic cemetery is run by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Because this graveyard succeeded the original Calvary Cemetery on north Broadway, it is now called the “New Calvary Cemetery.” Here, you can find the All Souls Chappel, which was built in 1902. Aside from the Main Mausoleum, which was built in 1936, there are two additional mausoleums – Our Lady’s Garden and Gethsemane. Here lies the remains of Hollywood stars, like Ramon Novarro, Edward L. Doheny, Lou Costello, Irene Dunne, and Cedric Gibbons to take a few.
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA
It’s one of the smaller and well-hidden cemeteries in LA. It’s a cemetery and mortuary in the Westwood Village in Los Angeles. It was originally called the Sunset Cemetery in 1905 and had been used for burials since the 1880s. Today, it has become a final resting place for some of the greatest names in Hollywood. These include celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Fanny Brice, Natalie Wood, Walter Matthau, Rodney Dangerfield, Don Knotts, Frank Zappa, and Billy Wilder.
In for some hair-raising adventure
Taking a tour around these spooky places is definitely one way to spice up your holiday.
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