By Deb Flomberg
You grow up watching your favorite actors and actresses grace the big and little screens, and as such, it can be very difficult when they pass away. The many losses that are experienced in Hollywood every year are losses felt throughout the world, and many people find comfort visiting the final resting places of some of their favorite stars. That is where a drive to the Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park comes in.
A truly stunning park, this cemetery is home to many of the biggest names in Hollywood history. You are able to visit this beautiful location, with its pristine grounds, to pay your respects to the many famous people that are at rest here. So just who will you find amongst all the tombstones and grave markers? Many people come to visit Marilyn Monroe’s crypt, which is quite beautiful and often attracts visitors. However, you’ll also find Ray Bradbury, Rodney Dangerfield, Peter Falk, Eva Gabor, Merv Griffin, Janis Joplin, Gene Kelly, Don Knotts, Peter Lawford, Jack Lemmon, Janet Leigh, Dean Marin, Walter Matthau, Carroll O’Connor, Bettie Page, Donna Reed, Natalie Wood and Frank Zappa, just to name a few.
Take your time when visiting the park, be respectful of the grounds and the other visitors, many of which may be paying respects to their own family members, as there are also many non-Hollywood people buried here. A stroll around the graves will show you a wealth of Hollywood history, sure to inspire a lot of memories and conversation about the many famous names and all their contributions to the arts.
A trip to the Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park is made even more perfect when you set out in your 2013 C300 Luxury Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. This is the perfect accompaniment to a sunny drive, as you enjoy the road and the trip to visit some of Hollywood’s greatest names and pay your respects to the memories and entertainment they provided over the years.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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