FAMOUS GRAVE TOUR - Forest Lawn Glendale #3 (Humphrey Bogart, Mary Pickford, etc.) (2023)


Welcome to Hollywood Graveyard, where we set out to remember and celebrate the lives of those who lived to entertain us, by visiting their final resting places. Today we conclude our tour of Forest Lawn Glendale, where we'll find such stars as: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Pickford, Jimmy Stewart, and many more.

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Full list of stars visited today: L. Frank Baum, Joe E. Brown, Wallace Beery, Robert Young, David('s Twin Brother), Danny Gans, Humphrey Bogart, Mary Pickford, Ted Knight, Vincente Minnelli, Carole Landis, Jimmy Stewart, Tom Mix.

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Written & Produced by: Arthur Dark
Music by: Giuseppe Vasapolli

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Welcome to Hollywood Graveyard, where we set out to remember and celebrate the lives of those who lived to entertain us, by visiting their final resting, places.


We conclude our tour of Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, where we'll find such stars as Humphrey Bogart, Mary, Pickford, Jimmy Stewart, and many more.

Join us, won't you? For.

This last stretch of our tour of Forest Lawn Glendale, we'll be visiting grave sites spread across the grounds of the cemetery, where we'll be treated to more beautiful statuary, and stunning vistas.

If, you haven't done so already, be sure to check out parts 1 & 2.


First, stop is in Section G, just west of Great Mausoleum.


We find a man who took us to Oz.


Frank Baum is the author of the beloved Wizard of Oz series.

The original book was first published in 1900, and spawned several follow-up stories about Oz, and myriad film adaptations - the best known of which is the classic 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," starring Judy, Garland.

Rounding, the Great Mausoleum to the east side, part way up.

The hill, is the man with the biggest smile in Hollywood: Joe E.


He was a loveable actor and comedian popular in the 30s and 40s.

He shot to stardom in 1929.

After appearing in the first all-color all-talking musical comedy, "On With, the Show." He can also be seen in the classic comedy "Some Like It Hot." Brown was one of only two civilians to be awarded the Bronze Star for his service during World War II, entertaining servicemen on USO tours around the world, often at his own expense.

Let's, head north to the east side of the Vale of Memory.


A dozen rows in from the street is the grave of Wallace Beery.

One of the most prolific actors of early Hollywood.

He started some 250 films in his career, and during his time at MGM was the highest-paid actor in the world.

He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Bill in "Min and Bill,", and for his role in "The Champ,", which earned him an Academy Award.

Further west is the section known as Graceland.

Up the hill a ways, just past.

A large tree, is actor Robert Young, who is best remembered as the father on the 1950s TV show, "Father Knows Best," and as physician Marcus Welby on the TV show Marcus Welby MD.

Let's head now to the northeast section of the cemetery and visit a true renaissance man - a man who has been unabashedly nude since the year 1504: David.

Hey wait..., it's fake., Fake? How.

Can you tell? Because I'm Italian., Ah, well, Giuseppe's right! This is David's twin brother - an exact replica of the Michelangelo masterpiece, which currently resides in Florence Italy.

There's, more art to be found in the Garden of the Mystery of Life to the east.

You may have noticed that our puritanical prudishness doesn't follow us into the graveyard.

Most of the statues here and elsewhere are nude women, some exuding, a subtle sensuality...

Why do you suppose that is? Maybe it takes the death for us to fully appreciate the beauty of our own mortality.

Or? Perhaps these statues simply serve to distract us from the grim realities of death surrounding us here., the greatest beauty known to mankind, - the nurturing and life-giving nature of woman.

- shielding us, easing our troubled souls.

In light of this unenviable fate.

We must all face., Or, perhaps they're, simply angels tending to our dead.

Linger long enough in this garden, and the mystery of life will be unfolded to you.

But enough waxing philosophic..

Back to the tour we'll continue northwest along Cathedral Drive and stop at the next courtyard.

On the far side of this courtyard, just past.

The Christus, is the niche of legendary Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans.


As the Man of Many Voices, comedian, Danny Gans was named Las Vegas entertainer of the year every year, between 1998 and 2008., The Mirage marquee on the Las Vegas Strip that bore his name, at one time, held the record as the largest freestanding marquee in the world.


The courtyard is the Garden of Memory.

As with the Garden of Honor.

This is a private locked garden.

So without a key or a little luck and an open door, you won't be able to get in.

Immediately to the right is the Columbarium of Eternal Life.

Near, the middle of the wall on the right side is hard-boiled, leading man of Hollywood's golden age, Humphrey Bogart, who ranked number one on AFI's list of greatest film legends.

He, often starred in noir thrillers of the 40s, including "The Maltese Falcon," and "The Big Sleep." But.

It was his role in the 1942 film "Casablanca" that would cement his place in Hollywood history.


That plane leaves the ground and you're not with him.

You'll regret, it.

Maybe, not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life." "But.

What about us?" "We'll always have Paris.

We didn't have, we lost it until you came to Casablanca.

We got it back last night." "When I said I would never leave you." "And you never will.

But I've got a job to do too, and where I'm going you can't follow.

What I've got to do you can't be any part.


Ilsa I'm no good at at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world., Someday you'll understand that.


Looking at you, kid." He was buried with the gold whistle given to him by his wife, Lauren Bacall - an allusion to one of their most famous scenes.


"You know how to whistle.

Don't you Steve? You, just put your lips together and blow.

Let's cross this garden to the southeast section.


We find the ornate sarcophagus of America's Sweetheart, Mary Pickford, Hollywood's, first superstar.


Let her diminutive stature and demure demeanor fool.

You however, Mary was a powerhouse in early Hollywood, and helped shape the art and industry of filmmaking.

As we know, it.

She began acting on stage as a child before discovering a new art form:.

The movies.

Hesitant at first Mary, quickly found her place in the budding young industry.

Not only did she find her place in the movies.

She helped define.


Mary quickly realized that acting on film required a different and more nuanced approach to acting on stage.

She, essentially invented acting for film.

Her role in her first feature, "Tess of the Storm Country" in 1914, catapulted her to international stardom, and in the years that followed, she became the most famous woman in the world.

She was a savvy businesswoman and leveraged her appeal to negotiate a salary of $10,000 a week by 1916 - an unheard of amount for an actor at the time, male or female.

She, easily transitioned into sound films, winning an Academy Award in 1930 for her performance in Coquette., In 1920.

She married Douglas Fairbanks, the reigning king of Hollywood at the time.

They became Hollywood's first celebrity hybrid-named couple: Pickfair, which was the name of their Beverly Hills estate, considered the social gathering hub of Hollywood in the 1920s.

In 1919.

She joined with Charlie Chaplin, Douglas, Fairbanks, and DW Griffith to form United Artists, which allowed them to bypass the studio system and have control over their projects.

One studio had quipped in response, "The inmates are taking over the asylum.".

She was also one of the founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Eileen Whitefield appropriately titled, her biography of Pickford, "The Woman Who, Made, Hollywood." Further up Cathedral Drive, we'll stop at the Triumphant Faith Terraces.

Across the street to the southwest is the grave of Ted Knight.

Comedic actor.

Ted Knight is perhaps best remembered for his role as Ted Baxter on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." He can also be seen in "Too Close for Comfort," and "Caddyshack." Back across the street.

Let's admire another of Forest Lawn's beautiful art, pieces., This relief, sculptor of the baptism of Christ adorns, the tomb of a former general manager of Forest Lawn.

Up, the smaller stairs to the right we head into the Triumphant Faith Terraces.


The left is the walled garden plot where Vincente Minnelli is buried.

Minnelli is famous for directing many of Hollywood's movie musicals, including "Meet Me in st.

Louis," and "Gigi,", for which he won an Oscar as Best Director.

Vincente was married to Judy Garland from 1945 until 1951.

Their daughter is actress.

Liza Minnelli.

We turn left at the intersection and follow Cathedral Drive around to the Everlasting Love section on the left.


The top of the hill, right next to the road, is Carole Landis, a popular actress of the 30s and 40s who burst onto the scene in the 1940 film "One Million BC." She had the most famous curves in Hollywood at the time, becoming known as the Ping Girl, and The Chest.

She hated the monikers however, and wanted to be known as more than just a curvaceous cutie..

and she certainly was.

In addition to being a talented actress, seen in films like "I Wake, Up Screaming,".

She was also a singer, and gave generously of her time to support the war effort, becoming a favorite among servicemen during World War II.


We believe we have the most unusual request made to date.

Here is the letter: Special Service Division War Department Los Angeles.

'dear command performance.

We feel we could win the war single-handed if we could only hear Carole Landis sigh.

That's, all we want, just a sigh.' Signed Jimmy, Doc, and Big Mac, somewhere in the South Pacific.



Don't forget your promise.

- Carole Landis will now sigh." "Ahhhh." "The sigh that was heard 'round the world, thank you.

Miss Carole Landis." They Kept their promise and won the war, thanks to Carole's sigh.

She wrote a book about her time entertaining troops on USO tours, which was later made into a movie called "For Jills in a Jeep." At.

The time of her death at age.

29 Carole was having an affair with the married Rex Harrison.

The official report states that Carol took an overdose of Seconal to end her life.

When Rex refused to leave his wife for her.

Questions still surround the events of the night.

Carol died though, particularly among her family, who refuse to believe that Carol killed, herself, and suspect some form of foul play.

Pallbearers at Caroel's funeral included actors, Cesar Romero and Pat O'brien.

Heading around the s-curve.

We stop at the archer statue.

Straight down from the archer's bow.

Several rows is Jimmy Stewart.

Actor Jimmy Stewart, personified the American every-man on screen, with his classic charm and distinctive drawl.

Having starred in some of Hollywood's greatest films, including "Rear, Window," "Vertigo," and "It's.

A Wonderful Life," Jimmy Stewart is considered one of the greatest and most beloved actress of all time.


Is it you want, Mary? What? Do you want? You,? You want the moon? "Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around and pull it down.


That's pretty good.

Idea.L I'll give you the moon, Mary." "I'll take it." He was nominated for five Oscars, winning in 1941 for "The Philadelphia Story." He was also a military man, holding one of the highest ranks of any actor in history:.

That of Brigadier General.


Take a quick detour around the corner and stop off at the Wee Kirk O'.

The Heather Chapel.

This is where the funerals for many of the stars we visited here took place, including Jean Harlow.


Thousands have also been married here, including Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman.

After all, what better place to say, "till death do us part," than in a cemetery? Seriously though.

Look! How charming this little place? Is.

You could film a Disney movie, here.

Back to the tour we head down.

Cathedral Drive toward the entrance.

The tall Hill to the left is Whispering Pines.

You, guys ready for this? Whew..

Let's do it! Before.

There was John Wayne.

There was Tom Mix - Hollywood's first Western megastar.

From 1909 through the 1930s he starred in over 200 films, most of which were silent.

He, is credited as helping define the role of the western cowboy in movies.


That concludes our tour!.

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Why are so many celebrities buried at Forest Lawn? ›

Even though Forest Lawn is filled with famous people, one of the reasons celebrities choose to be buried there is for the anonymity it provides after death. There are five other Forest Lawns in the Los Angeles area using the same model.

Why is Forest Lawn cemetery famous? ›

Overview. Since its inception, Forest Lawn has served as a cemetery, park, arboretum, crematory and outdoor museum. Monuments, mausoleums and sculptures have attracted visitors for over 150 years. The first sculpture of Seneca Indian chief Red Jacket was erected in 1851.

Are there any celebrities buried at Forest Lawn? ›

Forest Lawn is the burial place of celebrities such as Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Nat King Cole, Clark Gable, Michael Jackson, Will Rogers and Elizabeth Taylor, just to name a few.

What celebrity grave is visited the most? ›

Answer: The resting place of Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis is probably the most visited celebrity grave site in the entire world.

Why are celebrities buried in unmarked graves? ›

As Alicia Hoyt reports: "Historically, financial limitations and social status were factors in whether a person (even a famous one) was awarded a big fancy marker. Mass, unmarked graves were also common in times of widespread disease or war; plus older markers simply deteriorated over time or were stolen.

What is world's most-visited cemetery? ›

Père-Lachaise is a major tourist attraction, renowned for its tombs of notable figures, and it is often hailed as the most-visited cemetery in the world.

What is the name of the largest cemetery in the United States? ›

Calvary Cemetery

With its first burial in 1848, Calvary Cemetery in Queens has become the largest cemetery in the US with more than 3 million graves.

What is the oldest known cemetery in the world? ›

Taforalt cave in Morocco is possibly the oldest known cemetery in the world. It was the resting place of at least 34 Iberomaurusian individuals, the bulk of which have been dated to 15,100 to 14,000 years ago.

Is Michael Jackson buried at Forest Lawn? ›

Michael Jackson is buried in the Holly Terrace Grand Mausoleum at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The cemetery is located five miles from Hollywood in Glendale, North Los Angeles.

How much is it to get buried at Forest Lawn? ›

We've lowered the Social Service burial fee by $429 from the current fee. It is now $900 with minor requirements. See page 8 for details.

What celebrity was buried in a car? ›

Sandra Ilene West is shown in this file photo posing with her favorite Ferrari. She requested to be buried in her nightgown while sitting comfortably at the steering wheel of the car upon her death in 1977.

Where is the biggest grave yard in the world? ›

Najaf cemetery in Iraq is the world's biggest, with more than five million people buried there.

Is Marilyn Monroe buried at Forest Lawn? ›

Several celebrities are buried at Forest Lawn in Glendale or Hollywood Forever. Marilyn Monroe is buried at the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Where is Walt Disney buried at Forest Lawn? ›

Following his death in 1966, Walt's remains were cremated and a burial plot was established in the eastern section of the park as a memorial. His parents Flora and Elias, wife Lillian, brothers Raymond and Roy, and daughter Sharon are also memorialized in this park.

What was the biggest celebrity funeral? ›

Funeral of Elvis Presley

Where is John Lennon's grave? ›

Aftermath. The day after Lennon's murder, his remains were cremated at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, and his ashes were scattered in Central Park, in sight of their apartment.

Who has the biggest grave? ›

The tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of a unified China lies hidden within a grave mound measuring a 355 by 345 m (1,164 ft 8.35 in by 1,131 ft 10.65 in), just under one quarter the size of the Forbidden City. The three-story tomb is a miniature version of the emperor's palace in his capital of Xianyan.

Why do people have to be buried 6ft under? ›

To Protect the Corpse from Being Stolen. Snatching dead bodies was common in many parts of England and Scotland in the early 1800s. Therefore, graves were always dug six feet deep to prevent body snatchers from gaining access to the buried remains.

Why don t you walk on graves? ›

People often leave tributes to remember their loved ones, and the cemetery staff has been instructed not to remove anything. Is it disrespectful to walk on graves? Yes, it is disrespectful. Always walk between the headstones and avoid standing on top of a gravesite.

Are people still buried facing east? ›

Although most cemeteries you visit will face east, some older cemeteries may not. When civilizations navigated directions using the position of the sun, it was much more challenging to determine true east—many didn't consider that the sun changed position every day. Thus, you'll notice some cemeteries don't face east.

What is the most famous grave? ›

30 Famous Graves & Memorials Across the US
  1. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery Virginia. ...
  2. John F. ...
  3. George Washington, Mount Vernon, Virginia. ...
  4. Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois. ...
  5. Martin Luther King, Jr., Atlanta, Georgia. ...
  6. Paul Revere, Boston, Massachusetts. ...
  7. Susan B.
Jun 1, 2022

Where is the oldest cemetery in us? ›

The New Haven, Connecticut, burial ground, opened 1796, is the oldest cemetery in the nation designed as a “city of the dead,” with named avenues and cross streets. A National Historic Landmark, it is also the first chartered burial ground in the United States and the first to be arranged in family lots.

What city in the U.S. has the most cemeteries? ›

The town's 17 cemeteries comprise approximately 73% of the town's land area. Colma is situated on the San Francisco Peninsula at the highest point of the Merced Valley, a gap between San Bruno Mountain and the northernmost foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountain Range.

What is the smallest cemetery in the United States? ›

Brooklyn's Barkaloo Cemetery is the resting place of a scant two bodies.

What is the oldest grave in a cemetery? ›

The oldest existing carved gravestone belongs to Captain Jonathan Alden who died in 1697.

What not to do in a cemetery? ›

No running, yelling, or rolling around on the ground. This is not a place for childhood games. Don't let them play on any of the monuments. While it is good to get children used to paying respects at a cemetery, they often don't fully understand the meaning of everything in the cemetery.

What is a grave without a body called? ›

Cenotaph - a grave where the body is not present; a memorial erected as over a grave, but at a place where the body has not been interred. A cenotaph may look exactly like any other grave in terms of marker and inscription.

What happens to old grave sites? ›

However, after burial plots are used, there are some instances in which they can be reused, with new headstone and new remains placed atop the existing remains. In addition to retaining the rights to reclaim an unused plot, some cemeteries may choose to reclaim plots that have been used.

What was Michael Jackson last word when he died? ›

I can't function if I don't sleep. They'll have to cancel it. “And I don't want them to cancel it, but they will have to cancel it.” According to the doctor who was the last person to see the singer before he was rushed to hospital, these were his final words.

What casket was Michael Jackson buried in? ›

Casket. Jackson was presented in a polished solid bronze Promethean casket with gold-plated hardware, furnished by the Batesville Casket Company, which cost roughly $25,000. It is similar to the one in which James Brown was buried.

Why is Michael Jackson's grave unmarked? ›

Jackson's family have kept the plot's location a secret. A cemetery source said: 'Other than the Jackson family and the Forest Lawn management, no one knows the exact spot. Staff at the cemetery have been fed several locations, it's as if they're hoping to confuse everyone.

What is the cheapest to bury someone? ›

Direct cremation is the least expensive way to bury your loves one. It is done respectfully, and gives your and your family time to find the most personal and affordable burial option.

What is the cheapest you can be buried for? ›

A direct burial is the funeral director's least expensive burial option. The cost will range depending on the funeral home, but it is fair to say that a direct burial can be arranged for in the region of $1,200 to $1,600.

How much is the cheapest burial plot? ›

A burial plot can run anywhere between $200 and $2,000 in a public cemetery, and between $2,000 and $5,000 in a private cemetery.

Can I get buried with my car? ›

Sometimes apocryphal, often outrageous: stories of car lovers who were buried with their prized possessions. Yes, people can and do get buried in their cars.

What is the car that holds a casket? ›

A hearse is a vehicle that's been specially designed to transport a casket to the cemetery. Caskets are too large to fit in a standard passenger vehicle. A hearse is built with a long empty space in the back to accommodate the casket.

What is the car with the casket called? ›

What is a hearse? A hearse is the name that's given to the large vehicle which carries a coffin or casket from the family or funeral home, to the funeral service and ultimately a cemetery or crematorium.

Who owns most cemeteries? ›

Service Corporation International (SCI) was initially founded in 1962 and has its company headquarters in Houston, Texas. They own 1,471 funeral homes and 488 cemeteries in the U.S. and are the largest funeral and cemetery services company in the world.

Why do people leave pennies on Marilyn Monroe's grave? ›

Penny – A penny on a grave means that a fellow serviceman or woman has recently stopped by to pay their respects, whether or not they knew them personally.

What color was Marilyn Monroe buried in? ›

Buried in a Green Pucci Dress: Marilyn is said to have been buried in the green Pucci dress she wore while in Mexico in February, 1962, shown below.

Did Marilyn Monroe have kids? ›

Does Marilyn have any children? No. Although Marilyn was married three times (first to James Dougherty, followed by baseball star Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller), she did not have any children before her death in 1962. However, she really wanted to have a family and did have multiple documented pregnancies.

What happened to the abandoned Disney park? ›

Between 1974 and 1999, it was an attraction open to guests, who could observe its many species of animals. Disney originally named it Treasure Island, and later renamed it Discovery Island. It currently sits abandoned, but can be seen by any watercraft in Bay Lake.

Which country owns Disney? ›

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney (/ˈdɪzni/), is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate that is headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios complex in Burbank, California.

How much does it cost to be buried in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills? ›

We've lowered the Social Service burial fee by $429 from the current fee. It is now $900 with minor requirements.

What famous person is buried in Forest Lawn cemetery? ›

MILLARD FILLMORE - 13th President of the United States

Millard Fillmore – Thirteenth President of the United States (1850-1853) Buried in section F of Forest Lawn.

What celebrities are buried at Forest Lawn Cathedral City? ›

Notable interments
  • Elisabeth Brooks, also known as Elisabeth Brooks Luytes (1951–1997), actress.
  • Shirley Burkovich (1933–2022), baseball player.
  • John Conte (1915–2006), actor, television station owner.
  • Frantisek Daniel (1926–1996), writer, producer, director.
  • Victoria "Vicki" Draves (1924–2010), Olympic athlete.

What is the cheapest form of cremation? ›

A direct cremation is generally the lowest-cost method of disposition. A direct cremation is when the deceased is immediately cremated, with no service, and the cremated remains are directly returned to the family or scattered.

How much is cremation in California? ›

Cremation Cost California in 2022

Cremation is considered the most eco-friendly form of burial. A cremation costs around $1,400 on average in California. The average cost of a traditional burial in San Diego is $2,800. While the cost of arranging a full funeral is much steeper ranging from $2000 to $10,000.

Should we be buried or cremated? ›

If simplicity is a factor, cremation is definitely better. Traditional burials are more expensive, less environmentally-friendly, and under a tighter deadline. They're also a lot more complicated. Working out the details of a funeral can be just as stressful as figuring out how to pay for it.

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