The men and women are interred at Home of Peace Memorial Park in East Los Angeles, California.
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
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: Mausoleum, Corridor of Eternal Peace, crypt 253 ” - 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
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
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
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
“ Plot: In Mausoleum-Second Tier from the bottom ” - Syl
“ Plot: Chapel Mausoleum ” - Syl
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
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 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
Born Lazar Mayer sometime between 1880-1886 (his actual birth date is unknown), he overcame a particularly brutal poverty-stricken childhood at the hands of his near-illiterate father, who moved his family to Eastern Canada to avoid Jewish persecution. The only regular trade his father undertook was as a scrap metal dealer...
“ Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Immortality, #405 ” - Syl
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
“ 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
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
“ 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
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
“ Plot: Jack Warner Garden ” - Syl
Benjamin and Pearl Warner were both born in the Polish town of Krasnashiltz, Poland in 1857. Being Jewish meant suffering at the hands of an oppressive government that denied them both a chance at a formal education and guaranteed second-class status. Benjamin, a cobbler by trade, sought out a better life and left his wife and 2 children...
“ Plot: Section D, Warner Family Mausoleum, Crypt #8 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Addition 1, Row 2, Grave 18 ” - Syl
“ Plot: Behrendt Family Mausoleum ” - Syl