Home of Peace

by Sylviastel | created - 27 Aug 2012 | updated - 15 Oct 2016 | Public

The men and women are interred at Home of Peace Memorial Park in East Los Angeles, California.

1. Fanny Brice

Actress | Be Yourself!

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 ...

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2. Susan Berman

Writer | The Real Las Vegas

Susan Berman was born on January 1, 1945 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She was a writer and producer, known for The Real Las Vegas (1996). She was married to David Margulies. She died on December 24, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Corridor of Eternal Life, crypt 255

3. Thelma Leeds

Actress | New Faces of 1937

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 ...

Plot: Chapel Mausoleum, Corridor of Eternal Life. Next to Harry Einstein,her first husband.

4. Louis Burstein

Producer | Crimson Shoals

Founded King Bee Films, a production company that specialized in comedy shorts, in Hollywood in 1917.

Plot: Section C, Plot 45, Grave 2

5. Boake Carter

Actor | The Dead March

Boake Carter was born on April 12, 1899 in Baku, Russian Empire as Ephraim Boake Carter. He was an actor, known for The Dead March (1937) and Invasion (1941). He died on November 16, 1944 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Harmony, Crypt 219 NE

6. Lou Clayton

Soundtrack | Roadhouse Nights

Lou Clayton was born on March 12, 1890 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Louis Finkelstein. He died on September 12, 1950 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Immortality, Crypt 212 NW

7. Jack Cohn

Producer | The Sideshow

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 ...

Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Solace, Crypt 201 NE

8. Harry Parke

Actor | Night Spot

Harry Parke was born on May 6, 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Harry Einstein. He was an actor and writer, known for Night Spot (1938), Badminton (1945) and The Yanks Are Coming (1942). He was married to Thelma Leeds and Lillian Anshen. He died on November 24, 1958 in Los Angeles, California,...

9. Leo F. Forbstein

Music_department | The Adventures of Robin Hood

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...

Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Immortality, Crypt 205 SW

10. Al Freeman

The Clown

Al Freeman was born on November 25, 1883 in Massachusetts, USA as Albert Cornelius Freeman. He was an actor, known for The Clown (1953) and Barbary Coast Gent (1944). He died on March 22, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Immortality, Crypt 112B NW

11. Mack Gordon

Soundtrack | The Shape of Water

Mack Gordon was born on June 21, 1904 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire as Morris Gittler. He was married to Elizabeth Cook and Rose Ponelli. He died on February 28, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA.

Plot: Corridor of Immortality, Crypt 50

12. Curly Howard

Actor | Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise

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 ...

Plot: Western Jewish Institute Section, Row 5, Grave 1 GPS coordinates: 34.0208206, -118.1768570 (hddd.dddd)

13. Shemp Howard

Actor | Scrambled Brains

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...

Plot: In Mausoleum-Second Tier from the bottom

14. Carl Laemmle Jr.

Producer | All Quiet on the Western Front

Carl Laemmle Jr. was born on April 28, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Julius Laemmle. He was a producer and writer, known for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Invisible Man (1933). He died on September 24, 1979 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California,...

Plot: Chapel Mausoleum

15. Carl Laemmle

Bride of Frankenstein

The roots of Universal Pictures can rightfully be traced back to 1906 when Carl Laemmle returned home to Chicago after a stint as a bookkeeper in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and opened up a chain of nickelodeons. This in turn led to the ambitious 39-year-old organizing a film exchange network he boldly ...

Plot: Chapel Mausoleum

16. Ruth Harriet Louise

Camera_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 ...

Plot: Half Block, Plot 12, Row 6, Grave 1

17. J.G. Mayer

After Marriage

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 ...

Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Truth, Crypt 420 NW

18. Louis B. Mayer

Producer | The Great Secret

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 ...

Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Immortality, #405

19. Carmel Myers

Actress | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

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, ...

Plot: 1/2 block, plot 3, row 3, grave 3

20. Kurt Neumann

Director | Rocketship X-M

He was considered for the director's chair on Bride of Frankenstein (1935). When James Whale's The Invisible Man (1933) became such a big hit, Universal insisted that Whale, who directed the original Frankenstein (1931), take the helm.

Plot: Chapel Mausoleum, Corridor of Eternal Light

21. Harry Norwood

Court Plastered

Harry Norwood is an actor, known for Court Plastered (1931).

22. Harry Rapf

Producer | The Bad Man of Brimstone

Harry Rapf was born on October 16, 1880 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937), The Night Is Young (1935) and Brown of Harvard (1926). He was married to Clementine Uhlfelder. He died on February 6, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Plot: Chapel Mausoleum, Corridor of Immortality, C-104 SW

23. Marvin Ross

Actor | The Treasure

Marvin Ross is an actor, known for The Treasure (1990).

Plot: Home of Peace Mausoleum, Corridor of Eternal Life

24. Mark Sandrich

Director | Shall We Dance

Mark Sandrich was born on October 26, 1900 in New York City, New York, USA as Mark Rex Goldstein. He was a director and writer, known for Shall We Dance (1937), Holiday Inn (1942) and Melody Cruise (1933). He was married to Freda Wirtschafter. He died on March 4, 1945 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Plot: Section A, Plot 80, Grave 1

25. Morris R. Schlank

Producer | Red Blood

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...

Plot: Addition 1, Row 4, Grave 33

26. Jack H. Skirball

Producer | Shadow of a Doubt

Formed Arcadia Pictures Corp., a low-budget production company.

Plot: Addition 3M, row 2, grave #63

27. Abe Stern

Producer | Tee Time

A director once asked Abe Stern if he could film at a particular outdoor location in California, because the landscape was vital to the story. Stern famously replied, "A rock is a rock, a tree is a tree. Shoot it in Griffith Park!" (The park was a 10-minute drive from the studio). His quote entered...

Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor of Solace, Crypt 107A SW

28. Bernard Stone

Actor | House of Mystery

Bernard Stone is an actor, known for House of Mystery (1931).

Plot: Addition 2, Row C, Grave 32

Plot: Addition 7, Row 7, Grave 8

30. 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 ...

Plot: Interred in same mausoleum as Harry Warner GPS coordinates: 34.0220909, -118.1753464 (hddd.dddd)

31. Harry M. Warner

Producer | The Lost City

Harry M. Warner was born on December 12, 1881 in Krasnoshiltz, Russian Empire as Hirsz Mojzesz Wonsal. He was a producer, known for The Lost City (1920), My Four Years in Germany (1918) and Trouble (1920). He was married to Rea Levinson. He died on July 25, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.

32. Jack L. Warner

Producer | My Fair Lady

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 (1927) with Al Jolson. In the 1930s they gave employment to a parade of stars, including Bette Davis, ...

Plot: Jack Warner Garden

33. Sam Warner

Director | A Dangerous Adventure

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 ...

Plot: Section D, Warner Family Mausoleum, Crypt #8

34. Conrad Wells

Cinematographer | The Phantom Express

Born Abraham Fried in 1900, he was a cinematographer in early Hollywood specializing in outdoor and early western cinema. He died tragically along with 9 others while filming Such Men Are Dangerous (1930) off the coast near Santa Monica, the plane he was filming on collided with another plane. Both...

Plot: Addition 1, Row 2, Grave 18

35. Ivan Kahn

Writer | Star Dust

Ivan Kahn was born on December 8, 1890 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ivan Behrendt Kahn. He was an actor and writer, known for Star Dust (1940) and The Sands of Life (1914). He was married to Jessie Kahn and Frances Guihan. He died on April 4, 1951 in Los Angeles.

Plot: Behrendt Family Mausoleum

36. Carla Laemmle

Actress | The Adventures of Frank Merriwell

Carla Laemmle was born on October 20, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rebekah Isabelle Laemmle. She is known for her work on The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936), The Gate Crasher (1928) and A Sad State of Affairs (2013). She died on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

37. Don Hartman

Writer | Every Girl Should Be Married

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 (...

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