Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery

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Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery view to northeast.jpg
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery is located in Western Los Angeles
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Location within Western Los Angeles
Details
Established 1880s as unnamed cemetery, 1905 as Sunset Cemetery, 1926 name officially changed to Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Location 1218 Glendon Avenue, Westwood, Los Angeles 90024
Country United States
Type Public
Owned by Service Corporation International
Website pbwvmortuary.com
Find a Grave Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary
Designated May 16, 2003
Reference no. 731

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary is a cemetery and mortuary located in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles. It is located at 1218 Glendon Avenue in Westwood, with an entrance from Wilshire Boulevard.

The cemetery was established as Sunset Cemetery in 1905, but had been used for burials since the 1880s and was renamed with current name in 1926.[1]

Although it is the resting place of some of the entertainment industry's greatest names, it also contains the graves of many uncelebrated people. For example, when Marilyn Monroe died in 1962, Joe DiMaggio, responsible for Monroe's arrangements, chose Westwood not because of its celebrities but because it was the resting place of Monroe's mother's friend, Grace Goddard, and Goddard's aunt, Ana Lower, both of whom had cared for Monroe as a child.[2]

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Headstone of Ray Bradbury, May 2012, prior to his death

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The Armand Hammer Family Tomb in Westwood Memorial Park
Hayedeh's gravestone

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The crypt of Marilyn Monroe on the North side

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Unmarked grave of Frank Zappa, cemetery view looking South-East

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Coordinates: 34°03′30″N 118°26′26″W / 34.05833°N 118.44056°W / 34.05833; -118.44056