Every native Angeleno who drives the 405 freeway is familiar with Hillside. Whenever I show a picture of Jolson's grave, all the natives say, "Oh, yeah, I see that off the 405 freeway!" Hillside Memorial Park is a beautiful cemetery. While, it is know for Al Jolson's memorial, many celebrities rest here. From actors to producers to directors to gangsters. You will never be bored here. The best thing about Hillside is their numbering actually makes sense! And they are very friendly to grave hunters! All you have to do is go to the office and ask for a map and a celebrity list. They will be more than happy to help you!
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Jack Benny - d. December 26, 1974 - Former vaudevillian, movie, radio and television star. Most famous for his radio and television show, "The Jack Benny Show".
Location: Mausoleum, Hall of Graciousness
Henry Bergman - d. October 22, 1946 - Silent screen actor who worked with Chaplin in many films and even helped him direct some of his later films.
Location: Valley of Remembrance, block 24, lot #1030
Milton Berle - d. March 27, 2002 - Comedian, television icon. Most famous for the television show, "The Milton Berle Show".
Location: Acacia Gardens, MM-#354-B
Pandro S Berman - d. July 3, 1996 Producer, director and actor, famous for producing movies like "Sweet Bird of Youth", "Of Human Bondage", "Alice Adams" (which made Katherine Hepburn a star), many of the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers pictures, "National Velvet" and "Father of the Bride".
Location: In front of mausoleum, on left side of sidewalk
Sherman Block - d. 1998 - Los Angeles County Sheriff, he was the longest serving Sheriff for the county of Los Angeles. Sheriff Block died in office but was still on the ballot come election time. He lost to Lee Baca.
Location: Garden of Memories, Court of Devotion
Michael Bloomfield - d. 1981- Musician
Location: Courts of the Book Mausoleum. Sanctuary of Meditation Crypt 314 Third row from the bottom on the left
Ben Blue - d. March 7, 1975 - Vaudeville and movie actor
Location: Mausoleum. Columbarium of Graciousness, #810
Neil Bogart - d. May 8, 1982 Actor, Producer, President of Casablanca Records during the 1970's disco craze. Some of the acts on the Casablanca label were Donna Summers and KISS
Location: Port of the Patriarchs, private room, basement of mausoleum
Sorrell Booke - d. February 11, 1994 - Actor - He played 'Boss Hogg' on 'The Dukes of Hazzard.'
Location: Court of Dedication, Block 2, plot 72, space 4B (right under tree)
Sam Brody - d. 1967 - Attorney, he was Jayne Mansfield's boyfriend and was in the car crash that claim both their lives.
Susan Cabot - d. December 10, 1986 - Actress in many "B" movies who had a highly publicized affair with Kin Hussain of Jordan. She was murdered by her son.
Location: Sunland Gardens, wall crypt C, space #242
Eddie Cantor - d. October 10, 1964 - Vaudevillian, movie, radio and television personality, famous for his large eyes. He was also the founder of the March of Dimes and was Screen Actors Guild president.
Location: Mausoleum, Hall of Graciousness 2nd floor
Nell Carter - d. January 3, 2003 - Actress, singer
Location: Acacia KK-740
Jeff Chandler (Ira Grossell) - d. June 17, 1961 -Actor, famous for the movie "Broken Arrow".
Location: Mausoleum, Hall of Graciousness
Meyer 'Mickey' Cohen - d. 1976 Gangster. He supervised bookmaking operations for Bugsy Siegel, taking over leadership upon Siegel's death.
Location: Alcove of Love. A-217
Devore, Sy - d. July 11, 1966 Founder of the Beverly Hills men's clothing line that bears his name.
Selma Diamond - d. May 14, 1985 Actress, most famous for her last role as Selma on "Night Court". She was also a writer on Sid Caesar's "Show of Shows".
Location: Courts of the Book, Jacob-I-4004
Philip Epstein - d. February 7, 1952 - Screenwriter and producer. With his twin brother, Julius, they wrote the screenplay called "Everybody Comes to Ricks", which became "Casablanca". They also adapted the plays "The Man Who Came to Dinner" and "Arsenic and Old Lace".
Location: Valley of Remembrance, block 14, lot #711 G-2
Julius Epstein - d. December 30, 2000 - Screenwriter and producer. With his twin brother, Julius, they wrote the screenplay called "Everybody Comes to Ricks", which became "Casablanca". They also adapted the plays "The Man Who Came to Dinner" and "Arsenic and Old Lace".
Location: Valley of Rememberance, block 24, plot 1030, grave 5
Francis "Max" Factor - d. 1996 - Son of Hollywood make-up pioneer Max Factor, Sr. and heir to the Factor family legacy, he took over the business when his father died in 1938.
Location: Mausoleum, outside/rear, U-112
Max Factor - d. 1938 Makeup Magnate.
Location: Mausoleum, outside/rear, U-112
Percy Faith - d. February 9, 1976 - Bandleader, known for hits like the Oscar-nominated 'I'll Never Stop Loving You' in 1955.
Arthur Freed - d. 1973 - MGM songwriter and producer. Produced most of the fabulous MGM musicals, like "Gigi", "An American In Paris", "Meet Me in St. Louis" and, of course, "Singin' In the Rain".
Location: Garden Of Memories, Honor-Lawn Crypt-418
Isadore 'Friz' Freeling - d. 1995 Warner Brothers animator
Location: Canaan Section E-249
William Goetz - d. August 15, 1969 - Producer, head of production at 20th Century Fox and Universal, famous for movies like "Jane Eyre" and "Sayonara". He was also famous for being the son-in-law of Louis B. Mayer (his other son-in-law was David O. Selznick).
Location: Devotion. Sarcophagus B (at the entrance)
Jerry Goldsmith - d. July 21, 2004 - Composer for many movies and television shows, including the "Star Trek" series and movies, "Gunsmoke", "Dr, Kildare", "The Man From UN.C.L.E.", "Planet of the Apes", "Patton", "The Omen", "Aliens" and "LA Confidential", just to name a few.
Location: Mausoleum, Truth 265
Mark Goodson - d. December 18, 1992 - Radio and television producer and half of the production team of Goodson and Todman. Shows produced were "I've Got a Secret," "The Price is Right," "To Tell the Truth," and "What's My Line."
Location: Just outside the main entrance of the mausoleum
Hank Greenberg - d. 1986 - 1956 Baseball Hall of Famer.
Location: Mausoleum outside/rear, Isiah V140
Lorne Green - d. September 11, 1987 Actor. He is most famous as "Ben Cartwright" on the long running "Bonanza" televison, and as "Commander Adama" in the 1970's Sci-fi series "Battlestar Galactia".
Location: Lawn Crypts-5-800-8B
Ralph Greenson - d. 1979 - Marilyn Monroe's psychiatrist. She was under his care when she died.
Moe Howard - d. May 4, 1975 - One of the "Three Stooges"
Location: Alcove of Love-C-233
David Janssen - d. February 13, 1980 - Actor, famous for his role in "The Fugitive".
Location: Mausoleum, Memory Court S 16
Jessel, George - d. 1981 - Vaudeville and "Toastmaster General".
Location: Mausoleum, Memorial Court #516
Al Jolson - d. October 23, 1950 - Vaudevillian and movie actor. Most known for his role in 1927's, "The Jazz Singer", which was the first film with sound, though not technically a "talkie" because most of it was silent except for a few musical numbers.
Location: Jolson Memorial in front of the mausoleum. (you cant miss it)
Mickey Katz - d. 1985 - Novelty song bandleader. He is the father of actor Joel Grey and Grandfather to Jennifer Grey.
Location: Valley of Remembrance- I - 196-2
Helen Kushnick- d. 1996 - Producer
Location: Sunnyslope Garden Mausoleum, A301
Michael Landon - d. July 1, 1991 - Actor - Most famous for playing television roles like Little Joe in "Bonanza", Charles Ingalls in "Little House on the Prarie" and Jonathan in "Highway to Heaven". He was also played the lead role in "I Was a Teenage Werewolf".
Location: Mausoleum, outside/rear, private room
Abe Lastfogel - d. 1984 - President of William Morris Talent Agency, one of the biggest and most famous talents agencies in Hollywood.
Sheldon Leonard - d. January 10, 1997 - Actor and Hollywood producer / director. Famous for producing shows like "The Danny Thomas Show", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "I Spy".
Sheldon Leonard Novack - d. May 27, 1977 - Actor / Football player. He acted in "Police Story", Streets of San Francisco", "F.B.I.", "The Hardy Boys" and "Most Wanted" among others. He played football for Long Beach State and the San Diego Chargers.
Location: Eternal Rest Garden, Courts Of The Books 6-1000-B
Sam Lerner - d. 1989 - Songwriter. His hits include "Falling in Love Again" and "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man."
Location: Laurel Gardens. 18-177-3A
Herbert Magidson - d. January 2, 1986 - Composer for many films from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Most notably "The Gay Divorcee".
Location: Courts of the Books, wall crypt F-136B
Hal March- d. 1970 - Actor and game show host. He is best known as the host for the popular game show "$64,000 Question." He also was in two "I Love Lucy" episodes, the first playing the fake doctor in "Lucy Fakes an Illness" and then playing Eddie Grant in "Lucy Is a Matchmaker".
Location: Mount Sholom. 4-144-6
Vic Morrow - d. July 23, 1982 - Actor, famous for his role in the television show, "Combat!" His death has made him most famous, dying while shooting the movie, "The Twilight Zone". He and the two child actors, whom he was working with, were killed when a helicopter being used in the movie went out of control and crashed into them while they were rehearsing a scene. Director John Landis was charged with involuntary manslaughter but was later acquitted, even though Landis completely disregarded child labor laws by working two young children at 2am.
Location: Mount of Olives, Block 5
David Opatoshu - d. April 30, 1996 - Actor
Location: Garden of Memories, Dedication
Joe Pasternak - d. September 13, 1991 - Producer famous for movies like "Please Dont Eat the Daisys", "Three Smart Girls" and "Destry Rides Again". Father of legendary 1960s DJ "Emperor Rosko," Michael Pasternak.
Location: Laurel Garden, block #12
Julia Phillips - d. January 1, 2002 - Producer of the movies, "The Sting", "Taxi Driver" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". She also wrote the book, "You Will Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again" about her downfall in Hollywood.
Location: Acacia Gardens
Marcella Rabwin - d. 1999 - Personal assistant to David O. Selznick. Marcella was an authority on Hollywood and was an insider. She had many friends who were stars. Her husband, Dr. Marcus Rabwin, was a doctor to the stars.
Location: Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Faith, first floor, bottom row with her husband, Marcus and her two children.
Paul Richards - d. December 10, 1974 - Movie and television actor
Location: Alcove of Love, next to Moe Howard
Harry Richman - d. 1972 - A popular vaudevillian song and dance man. Richaman made his movie debut in the 1930's classic "Puttin on the Ritz."
Location: Alcove of Love. B-319B
Leo Robin - d. December 29, 1984 - Song writer, along with his partner, Ralph Rainger. The wrote songs such as Jack Benny's theme song, "Love In Bloom" and Bob Hope's theme song, "Thanks For the Memories".
Location: Valley of Remembrance, Wall Garden Mausoleum, A Wall, #119, space B
Jerry Rubin - d. 1994 - Yippie co-founder and one of the Chicago Seven protestoer of the Vietnam War. Rubin abandoned his anti-establishment stance to become a successful businessman in the 1980's.
Location: Mount of Olives, 14-466-3
Billy Sands- d. 1984 - Actor, best known for playing on "McHale's Navy" as Harrison "Tinker" Bell.
Location: Mausoleum, outside/rear I 1008
Bernard Schwab - d. March 5, 2003 - Founder, with his three brothers, of Schwab's Drug Store, which was popular in the movie industry. It was featured in "Sunset Boulevard".
Location: Courts of Books Mausoleum
Selig Seligman - d. June 20, 1969 - Television producer, famous for producing shows like "General Hospital" and "Combat!" and the movie, "Charly".
Location: Everlasting Peace, Block 10, Plot 423, Grave 5
Irene Mayer Selznick- d. 1990 - First wife of David O'Selznick.
Location: Mausoleum, Hall of Graciousness
Dan Seymour - d. 1993 - A burly character actor at Warner Brothers, he played villains in films such as 'Casablanca', 'Key Largo' and 'Johnny Belinda'. He was also a television game show host in the 1950's.
Location: Mount of Olives. 7-175-1
Dick Shawn- d. April 17, 1987 - Actor and comedian, best known for playing Hitler in the Mel Brooks comedy, "The Producers". He was also in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and "What Did You Do In the War, Daddy?"
Location: Mausoleum, atrium
Allan Sherman - d. 1973 - Musician and comic. Well known for his satiric songs, he wrote 'Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh." He was also the voice of Dr. Seuss' animated 'Cat in the Hat.'
Location: Mausoleum, Columbarium of Hope, 513
Dinah Shore - d. 1994 - Singer and talk show host
Location: Mausoleum, outside/rear, Isiah V 147
Henry Vars - d. 1977 - Movie and television composer. Composed the theme songs for the television series "Flipper".
Location: Alcove of Love, crypt #325
Irving Wallace - d. 1990 - Best-selling author.
Location: Mausoleum, outside/rear, Isiah V 136
Lew Wasserman - d. June 3, 2002 - Modern Day Entertainment Mogul, founder of MCA
Location: Canaan, Family Estate, Plot 8.4
Paul Francis Webster- d. March 22, 1984 - Songwriter, composer, lyricist, famous for writing lyrics for the tv show, "Maverick" and "Spiderman".
Location: Courts of the Books, B4, lot #33