Home of Peace

The men and women are interred at Home of Peace Memorial Park in East Los Angeles, California.
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Fanny Brice
Fanny Brice was a popular and influential American comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances but is best remembered as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. Thirteen years after her death, she was portrayed on the Broadway stage by Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl...
“ [original burial site] ” - Syl
“ Plot: Corridor of Eternal Life, crypt 255 ” - Syl
Thelma Leeds
Her late 1930s film career was brief and unheralded, and she retired early from the business, but as the mother of Albert Brooks she managed to enjoy a mini-comeback of sorts in a couple of his films, during her twilight years. Former singer/actress Thelma Leeds was born Thelma Goodman in New York City...
“ Plot: Chapel Mausoleum, Corridor of Eternal Life. Next to Harry Einstein,her first husband. ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section C, Plot 45, Grave 2 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Harmony, Crypt 219 NE ” - Syl
“ Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Immortality, Crypt 212 NW ” - Syl
Jack Cohn
Arguably there wouldn't have been a Columbia Pictures without him. Jacob (Jack) Cohn was born into an impoverished immigrant family that eventually numbered four children. Hollywood history may credit his younger brother Harry Cohn for a begrudging amount of greatness but he not only followed in Jack's footsteps into the film business...
“ Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Solace, Crypt 201 NE ” - Syl
Leo F. Forbstein
Music Department, Casablanca
Leo Forbstein began as a violin player at the age of 4. While conducting at the Royal Theater in St. Joseph, Mo., he pioneered and introduced the synchronization of the orchestra with the silent action on the movie screen. He moved to Hollywood in the mid 1920s where he directed a symphony orchestra at Grauman's Egyptian Theater...
“ Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Immortality, Crypt 205 SW ” - Syl
“ Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Immortality, Crypt 112B NW ” - Syl
“ Plot: Corridor of Immortality, Crypt 50 ” - Syl
Curly Howard
Jerome "Curly" Howard, the rotund, bald Stooge with the high voice was the most popular member of The Three Stooges. His first stage experience was as a comedic conductor for the Orville Knapp Band in 1928. Curly joined The Three Stooges in 1932, replacing his brother Shemp Howard. He made more than...
“ Plot: Western Jewish Institute Section, Row 5, Grave 1
GPS coordinates: 34.0208206, -118.1768570 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Shemp Howard
Shemp Howard was born Samuel Horwitz in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was also the brother of fellow stooges Moe Howard and Curly Howard. Larry Fine was not related to any of the other stooges. When not working with The Three Stooges, Shemp made a lot of feature film appearances, such as The Bank Dick with W.C. Fields...
“ Plot: In Mausoleum-Second Tier from the bottom ” - Syl
“ Plot: Chapel Mausoleum ” - Syl
Carl Laemmle
Miscellaneous Crew, Frankenstein
Laemmle, the father of Universal Pictures, was reputedly the most good-natured and least neurotic of the studio bosses. After immigrating to America in 1884, he spent the next decade at a series of dead-end jobs, mostly in Chicago, then worked for another 12 years at a dry-goods store in Oshkosh, Wisconsin...
“ Plot: Chapel Mausoleum ” - Syl
Ruth Harriet Louise
Camera and Electrical Department, The Demi-Bride
Ruth Harriet Louise was a professional photographer in the 1920s. It was unusual enough for a woman to be in that profession at that time, but what was even more unusual was that she was the official photographer at MGM Studios from 1925 to 1930, a time when MGM's prestige was at its peak and its stars were the biggest in Hollywood--John Gilbert...
“ Plot: Half Block, Plot 12, Row 6, Grave 1 ” - Syl
J.G. Mayer
J. G. Mayer was born on 16 April, 1891 in Brooklyn, New York. Early in his life he was a deep sea diver and in 1919 formed his own salvage company. He went on to manage a city railroad company, a brass foundry and a steel company. When in the early 1920s his brother, Louis B. Mayer, opened his first theater in Haverhill...
“ Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Truth, Crypt 420 NW ” - Syl
Louis B. Mayer
Miscellaneous Crew, Greed
Mayer was born Lazar Meir in the Ukraine and grew up in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after his parents fled Russian oppression in 1886. He had a brutal childhood, raised in poverty and suffering physical and emotional abuse from his nearly-illiterate peddler father. In the early 1890s, he changed his name to Louis and fudged his birth date to reflect the more "patriotic" date of July 4...
“ Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Immortality, #405 ” - Syl
Carmel Myers
Though she is little remembered today, silent screen star Carmel Myers had a high-flying career in her heyday and was ranked among the screen's most glamorous and enticing vamps. She was born at the turn of the century in San Francisco, the daughter of immigrant parents. Her father, a rabbi, emigrated from Australia and her mother from Austria...
“ Plot: 1/2 block, plot 3, row 3, grave 3 ” - Syl
Kurt Neumann
Director, The Fly
“ Plot: Chapel Mausoleum, Corridor of Eternal Light ” - Syl
“ Plot: Chapel Mausoleum, Corridor of Immortality, C-104 SW ” - Syl
“ Plot: Home of Peace Mausoleum, Corridor of Eternal Life ” - Syl
“ Plot: Section A, Plot 80, Grave 1 ” - Syl
Morris R. Schlank
Producer, What Next?
Morris R. Schlank, the eponymous boss of Morris R. Schlank Productions, is vaguely remembered as a Poverty Row producer who continued to turn out silent films into the 1930s for his main market of third-run rural movie theaters. In the pantheon of movie producers, Schlank was to Irving Thalberg what Pauly Shore is to Charles Chaplin among comedians...
“ Plot: Addition 1, Row 4, Grave 33 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Addition 3M, row 2, grave #63 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Solace, Crypt 107A SW ” - Syl
“ Plot: Addition 2, Row C, Grave 32 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Addition 7, Row 7, Grave 8 ” - Syl
Charles Vidor
Director, Gilda
Hungarian-born Karoly Vidor spent the First World War as a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian infantry. Following the armistice, he made his way to Berlin and worked for the German film company Ufa, as editor and assistant director. In 1924, he emigrated to the U.S. and, for several years, earned his living as a singer in Broadway choruses and (at one time) with a Wagnerian troupe...
“ Plot: Interred in same mausoleum as Harry Warner
GPS coordinates: 34.0220909, -118.1753464 (hddd.dddd) ” - Syl
Jack L. Warner
Producer, Casablanca
With his brothers Harry M. Warner, Albert Warner, and Sam Warner, he founded Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. in 1923. They released the first motion picture with synchronized sound, The Jazz Singer with Al Jolson. In the 1930s they gave employment to a parade of stars, including Bette Davis...
“ Plot: Jack Warner Garden ” - Syl
Sam Warner
Sam Warner could rightly be called "The Father of Talking Pictures". Of the four Warner brothers, Sam was the most in favor of using synchronized sound with movies. He was the driving force behind the studio's partnership with Western Electric to create Vitaphone. At first, he only wanted to use Vitaphone to provide music and sound effects...
“ Plot: Section D, Warner Family Mausoleum, Crypt #8 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Addition 1, Row 2, Grave 18 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Behrendt Family Mausoleum ” - Syl
Don Hartman
Producer, director, writer, author, actor and songwriter, educated in public schools. He was an actor, playwright and stage manager with the Dallas Little Theatre, and played Andy Hardy in the Broadway play "Skidding". Coming to Hollywood in 1933, he wrote screenplays and songs for several films (see credits) and eventually became an executive producer for Paramount...