Sunday, September 07, 2014

A Visit to Westwood Village Memorial Park - The Comedians

In my second post on Westwood Village Memorial Park, we'll take a look at some of the funny people buried there.

There's a sunny area in the middle of the cemetery where there are some large plots with unique, amusing grave markers.

Writer-director Billy Wilder, paraphrasing a line from his comedy SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959), has a stone which reads "I'm a Writer But Then Nobody's Perfect."

Wilder's SOME LIKE IT HOT colleague Jack Lemmon is buried a couple spaces away, with a stone which reads "JACK LEMMON in":

Lemmon's ODD COUPLE costar Walter Matthau is also nearby:

Rodney Dangerfield's stone reads "There Goes the Neighborhood"!

Talk show host Merv Griffin wasn't a comedian, per se, but his stone also gets into the spirit of things with the note "I will not be right back after this message." Having grown up watching his show, that tickled me.

A grassy area nearby is home to Don Knotts:

Jim Backus and his wife:

and Eve Arden and her husband Brooks West:

Previously: A Visit to Westwood Village Memorial Park - The Musicians.

Coming soon: Actors, writers, directors, and producers buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park, followed by a look at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.


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