Although Forest Lawn Memorial-Park’s Glendale location might be more popular and more widely known, the Hollywood Hills location includes the final resting places of dozens of top film and TV stars, acclaimed musicians, and legends of animation and entertainment. “Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills: The Unauthorized Guide” provides the most complete, comprehensive and up-to-date directory to find the exact burial locations of dozens of celebrities, including film legends Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel and George Raft; Academy Award-winning actors Bette Davis, Charles Laughton and Rod Steiger; television pioneers Steve Allen, Jack LaLanne, Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, Gene Autry and Jack Webb; comedians Marty Feldman, Freddie Prinze, Morey Amsterdam and Isabel Sanford; and musicians Liberace, Ronnie James Dio, Rick Nelson, Andy Gibb and Lou Rawls; as well as recent additions John Ritter, David Carradine, Britney Murphy and Tom Bosley.
But good luck if you want to visit and pay your respects to your favorite celebrity. The cemetery will not give out the location of any of its well-known permanent residents, and won’t even acknowledge that they’re buried there. But this book, “Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills: The Unauthorized Guide,” provides the most complete, comprehensive and accurate step-by-step directions to find the final resting place of dozens of top celebrities.
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About the Author
Mark Masek was born and raised in Joliet, Ill., about 40 miles southwest of Chicago. He was always interested in history and Hollywood and, when he moved to the Los Angeles area in 1999, he was able to combine his interests, and wrote "Hollywood Remains to Be Seen: A Guide to the Movie Stars' Final Homes," a detailed history and guidebook to 14 cemeteries in the Los Angeles area, as well as a guide to find the final burial locations of more than 300 entertainment celebrities. He is also a member of the Hollywood Underground, a group of people with the similar interests of finding and documenting the final resting places of celebrities. If they're famous, and they're dead, and they're buried somewhere in the Los Angeles area, he probably knows where to find them.