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February 26, 2006

Westwood Village Memorial park, final resting place of Marilyn Monroe and others

I had always heard that somewhere in Westwood there was a small cemetery that was the final resting place of Marilyn Monroe, and other Hollywood luminaries. So after a dozen years of living on the westside (including four at UCLA in Westwood), I finally set about to find this hidden cemetery. Well, you really have to be on the lookout for it. It's located just south of Wilshire, between Glendon & Malcolm Avenues. As you walk south on Glendon, take the driveway to the left that cuts in behind the Avco movie theater, and you will see a sign for the Pierce Brother's Westwood Village Memorial Park (1218 Glendon Avenue, Westwood, CA). So this is the final resting place of Marilyn Monroe, Burt Lancaster, Jack Lemmon, Dean Martin, Eva Gabor, and many others. There is an excellent map, produced by the seeing-stars website, that you can access here. This map will give you the locations of the gravesites and crypts.

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