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Michael Jackson's Resting Place Among Greats
Forest Lawn Guards Singer's Privacy in Death
By Sue Manning
Friday, September 4, 2009
GLENDALE, Calif. -- Michael Jackson's life played out on a world stage, headlines screaming his every move, frenzy following his footsteps.
His death, memorial and investigation amplified the delirium and prolonged the anguish of family and fans. On Thursday, he was to be interred at Forest Lawn Glendale in a hidden monument in a mausoleum made of marble and mortar.
No marquees, no spotlights, no paparazzi. And yet, there were stars.
As Michael Jackson's family arrived more than an hour late for the pop singer's funeral, celebrities such as 77-year-old Elizabeth Taylor endured the hot summer night.
Temperatures hovered at 90 just before sunset, with some mourners fanning themselves with programs for the service. Other mourners included ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley, baseball star Barry Bonds, actors Macaulay Culkin and Mila Kunis, choreographer Kenny Ortega and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
A police escort ushered a motorcade of 31 cars from the Jacksons' Encino compound to Forest Lawn Glendale. Jackson's parents, Joe and Katherine, and the singer's children, 12-year-old Prince Michael, 10-year-old Paris Michael and 7-year-old Prince Michael II, known as Blanket, were in the front rows for the service.
Jackson will be enveloped by the grandeur of the grounds, the majesty of the buildings and the significance of history.
In the Great Mausoleum, he joins such Hollywood legends of yesteryear as Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, W.C. Fields and Red Skelton, as well as "The Last Supper Window," a life-size stained-glass re-creation of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, and "Moses," a reproduction of Michelangelo's sculpture for the tomb of Pope Julius II in Rome.
On a hilltop nearby, in a building the size of a sports arena, hang two of the world's largest paintings, "The Crucifixion" and "The Resurrection." Like so many of the people in it, the park has also become fabled. Founded in 1906 by a group of businessmen on 55 hillside acres in the town of Tropico (later Glendale), there was no forest and no lawn, just a traditional dusty graveyard with granite tombstones and elaborate messages.
By the time Hubert Eaton arrived in 1912 at the age of 31, according to Forest Lawn literature, he had graduated from college in Missouri, punched cattle in Montana and lost a small fortune on a silver mine in Nevada. He took the job as sales manager at the cemetery so he could repay his mine backers.
He persuaded people to buy plots before they died. After just a year, he had increased sales 250 percent. After three years, his sales had multiplied so much, he was able to buy a stake in the company and was named general manager.
Despite resistance from his board of directors, monument-makers, the community and customers, Eaton eliminated tombstones so grass could be planted and lawns mowed; he renounced the name "cemetery," changing it to "memorial park"; he started collecting world-class art or detailed reproductions; and he added mausoleums, acres, trees, a florist, a gift shop and chapels that are used for funerals and weddings.
In 1933, Eaton was the first to combine a mortuary with a cemetery, overcoming opposition from morticians, casket-makers and the state. Today, the park covers 300 acres and employs 150 people.
The park was divided into fancifully named sections such as Slumberland, Babyland, Graceland and Inspiration Slope. You can find places for immortality, affection, tranquillity, mercy, harmony, fidelity and devotion.
A patriotic theme was incorporated in the early 1950s with the Court of Freedom, the Freedom Mausoleum and sections with such names as Liberty and Victory.
William Martin, who has been communications manager at Forest Lawn Glendale for nearly four years, dodges most questions, including names of famous inhabitants, how many people are interred there or how much room is left. He is even tighter-lipped about Jackson.
When asked if there had been increased interest in Forest Lawn since the Jackson family announced its plans, he said, "The public interest has been raised. That's putting it mildly."
Ron Hast, executive editor and publisher of Mortuary Management With Funeral Monitor, who was one of Marilyn Monroe's pallbearers in 1962, said the park is a good fit for Jackson, because of staff expertise with handling celebrity security.
Scott Michaels, owner of Dearly Departed Tours in Los Angeles, believes Forest Lawn Glendale has a double standard when it comes to celebrities. "They protect their celebrities vehemently, but they brag about them," he said.
"Not too long ago, they had an exhibit in their museum about celebrities buried in their cemetery," Michaels said. "These people wanted to be famous when they were alive. Fame didn't end with their deaths. We still watch their movies. It's frustrating for some not to be able to pay their respects."
More than 70,000 people have been married at Forest Lawn parks. Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman, and Regis Philbin and his wife, Joy, were married at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather at Glendale.
Cemetery Web sites and blogs have been buzzing since Jackson's family announced the Forest Lawn plan. Hits to Lisa Burk's blog at http://www.gravehunting.com have gone through the roof, she said. She said if the Jackson family wants privacy, it can be found at the mausoleum. "It's impossible to get in there. It was before, and it will be worse now."
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- GLEN_090719_006.JPG: Jean Hersholt
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Jean Hersholt (12 July 1886 – 2 June 1956) was a Danish actor who lived in the United States where he was a leading film and radio talent, best known for his 17 years starring on radio in Dr. Christian and for playing Shirley Temple's grandfather in Heidi. Asked how to pronounce his name, he told The Literary Digest, "In English, her'sholt; in Danish, hairs'hult." Of his total credits, 75 were silent films and 65 were sound films. He appeared in 140 films and directed four.
- GLEN_090719_016.JPG: Jean Hersholt
Actor - Cultural Leader - Humanitarian
Danish by birth. American by
adoption. Citizen of the world
through his love for all mankind.
Fames as an actor, best known as
kindly Dr. Christian ... Writer
and translator of Hans Christian
Andersen's fairy tales. Benefactor
to his profession through the
Motion Picture Relief Fund Motion
Picture Country House and Hospital
and the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences... Honored at
home and abroad for his cultural
and philanthropic contributions
to the world. Here in remembrance
of him is Klods Hans. An original
statue by Edvard Eriksen, inspired
by the Hans Christian Andersen tale
of the boy who went forth into the
world to win a princess and a
kingdom.... A fitting tribute to a great
and warm hearted humanitarian.
Friends here and abroad
erected this Memorial.
- GLEN_090719_054.JPG: Louis L'Amour
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Louis L'Amour (March 22, 1908 – June 10, 1988) was an American author. L'Amour's books, primarily Western fiction (though he called his work 'Frontier Stories'), remain popular, and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death all 105 of his works were in print (89 novels, 14 short-story collections, and two full-length works of nonfiction) and he was considered "one of the world's most popular writers".
- GLEN_090719_077.JPG: Aimee Semple McPherson
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Aimee Semple McPherson (October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also called Sister Aimee, was a Canadian-born evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s. She founded the Foursquare Church. McPherson has been noted as a pioneer in the use of modern media, especially radio, which she drew upon through the growing appeal of popular entertainment in North America. ...
On May 18, 1926 McPherson went with her secretary to Ocean Park Beach north of Venice Beach to go swimming. Soon after getting there McPherson was nowhere to be found and it was thought she had drowned.
McPherson was scheduled to hold a service that day and her mother Minnie Kennedy preached the sermon instead, saying at the end, "Sister is with Jesus," sending parishioners into a tearful frenzy. Mourners crowded Venice Beach and the commotion sparked days-long media coverage fueled in part by William Randolph Hearst's Los Angeles Examiner and stirring a poem by Upton Sinclair to commemorate the tragedy. Daily updates appeared in newspapers across the country and parishioners held day-and-night seaside vigils. One parishioner drowned whilst searching for the body and a diver died from exposure.
Kenneth G. Ormiston, the engineer for KFSG, had also disappeared. Some believed McPherson and Ormiston, who was married, had developed a close friendship and run off together. After about a month her mother received a ransom note (signed by "The Avengers") which demanded a half million dollars, or else kidnappers would sell McPherson into "white slavery". Kennedy later said she tossed the letter away, believing her daughter was dead.
Shortly thereafter, on June 23, 1926 McPherson stumbled out of the desert in Agua Prieta, Sonora, a Mexican town across the border from Douglas, Arizona. She claimed she had been kidnapped, drugged, tortured and held for ransom in a shack, had escaped and walked through the desert for about 13 hours to freedom.
However, her shoes showed no hint of a 13-hour walk in the desert but rather, carried grass stains. The shack was not found. McPherson had shown up fully dressed but had vanished wearing a bathing suit and was wearing a wrist watch (a gift from her mother) which she had not taken on the swimming trip. A grand jury convened on July 8, 1926 but adjourned 12 days later citing lack of evidence to proceed.
Five witnesses claimed to have seen McPherson at a seaside cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea. One claimed to have seen Mrs. McPherson at the cottage on May 5th (he later went to see her preach at Angelus Temple on August 8, to confirm she was the woman he had seen at Carmel). His story was confirmed by a neighbor who lived next door to the Carmel cottage, by a woman who rented the cottage to Ormiston (under the name "McIntyre"), by a grocery clerk and a Carmel fuel dealer who delivered wood to the cottage.
The grand jury re-convened on August 3 and took further testimony along with documents from hotels, said to be in McPherson's handwriting. McPherson steadfastly stuck to her story, that she was approached by a young couple at the beach who had asked her to come over and pray for their sick child, that she was then shoved into a car and drugged with chloroform. However, when she was not forthcoming with answers regarding her relationship with Ormiston (now estranged from his wife), the judge charged McPherson and her mother with obstruction of justice. To combat the bad newspaper publicity McPherson spoke freely about the court trials on her private radio station.
Theories and innuendo abounded, that she had run off with a lover, that she had gone off to have an abortion, recovering from plastic surgery or had staged a publicity stunt. Shortly after The Examiner reported that Los Angeles district attorney Asa Keyes had dropped all charges, he did so on January 10, 1927.
The tale inspired a satirical song, "The Ballad of Aimee McPherson," popularized by Pete Seeger. The song claimed the kidnapping story was unlikely because a hotel love nest revealed "the dents in the mattress fit Aimee's caboose."
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Joe E. Brown (comedian)
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Joseph Evans Brown (28 July 1892 – 6 July 1973) was an American actor and comedian. In 1902 at the age of 10, he joined a troupe of circus tumblers known as the Five Marvellous Astons which toured the country on both the circus and vaudeville circuits. He gradually added comedy into his act and transformed himself into a comedian. He moved to Broadway in the 1920s first appearing in the musical comedy "Jim Jam Jems".
- GLEN_090719_098.JPG: Joe E. Brown
Beloved husband, understanding
father and cherished friend.
His courage in the face of trouble,
his modesty in the rewards of triumph
won the love and esteem of the people
all over the world. His personal
integrity and devotion to all people,
reflected the love of the saviour
into whose hands his life is given.
- GLEN_090719_101.JPG: (Right of Joe E. Brown's marker)
In memory of
our beloved son and brother
Captain Don Evan Brown
Commander First Squadron
Sixth Ferrying Group
Air Transport Command
United States Army Air Force
Long Beach, California.
Killed in line of duty
October eighth, nineteen
hundred forty two
Palm Springs, California
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- Wikipedia Description: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
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Forest Lawn Memorial Park is a privately-owned cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles, in the United States. It is the original location of Forest Lawn, a chain of cemeteries in Southern California (termed "memorial parks" by the company). The land was formerly part of Providencia Ranch.
Forest Lawn was founded in 1906 as a not-for-profit cemetery by a group of businessmen from San Francisco. Dr. Hubert Eaton and C. B. Sims entered into a sales contract with the cemetery in 1912. Eaton took over the management of the cemetery in 1917 and is credited as being the "Founder" of Forest Lawn for his innovations of establishing the "memorial park plan" (eliminating upright grave markers) and being the first to open a funeral home on dedicated cemetery grounds. Eaton was a firm believer in a joyous life after death. He was convinced that most cemeteries were "unsightly, depressing stoneyards" and pledged to create one that would reflect his optimistic, Christian beliefs, "as unlike other cemeteries as sunshine is unlike darkness." He envisioned Forest Lawn to be "a great park devoid of misshapen monuments and other signs of earthly death, but filled with towering trees, sweeping lawns, splashing fountains, beautiful statuary, and ... memorial architecture" A number of plaques which state Eaton's intentions are signed "The Builder."
Most of its burial sections have evocative names, including Eventide, Babyland (for infants, shaped like a heart), Graceland, Inspiration Slope, Slumberland (for children and adolescents), Sweet Memories, Vesperland, Borderland (on the edge of the cemetery), and Dawn of Tomorrow. Packages for burial cover a wide spectrum of prices.
Statuary and art:
The six Forest Lawn cemeteries contain about 1,500 statues, about 10% of which are reproductions of famous works of art, in various locations. Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper has been recreated in stained glass in the Memorial Court of Honor ‘in vibrant, glowing and indestructible colors.’ There are also a number of full-sized reproductions of other Renaissance sculptures, including Michelangelo's David and Moses. This cemetery is the only place in the world containing a complete collection of replica Michelangelo's sculptures, which were made from castings taken from the originals and using marble from the same quarries in Carrara, Italy as used by Michelangelo.
There are three non-sectarian chapels: ‘The Little Church of the Flowers,’ ‘The Wee Kirk o’ the Heather,’ and ‘The Church of the Recessional’, which are all exact replicas of famous European churches. Over 60,000 people have actually been married here (including Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman). More than 250,000 people are buried at Forest Lawn, and over a million people visit it each year, including thousands of schoolchildren on field trips.
Some of the inspiration at Forest Lawn is patriotic rather than pious, such as the Court of Freedom, with its large mosaic of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and a 13-foot (4.0 m)-high statue of George Washington. On display in the "Hall of the Crucifixion" is the panoramic painting by the Polish artist Jan Styka entitled "The Crucifixion." It is the largest permanently mounted religious painting in the world, measuring 195 feet (59 m) in length by 45 feet (14 m) in height. The main gates of Forest Lawn – Glendale are claimed to be the world's largest wrought-iron gates and are located at 1712 South Glendale Avenue, Glendale, California.
The Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery is a second park solely dedicated to the preservation of American history.
Forest Lawn's 300 acres (1.2 km2) of intensely landscaped grounds and thematic sculptures were the inspiration for the biting commentary of Evelyn Waugh's satirical novel The Loved One and Jessica Mitford's acerbic The American Way of Death. Many commentators have considered Forest Lawn to be a unique American creation, and perhaps a uniquely maudlin Los Angeles creation, with its "theme park" approach to death.
Among those interred in the cemetery are many important personalities and famous people, including men and women from the entertainment industry and their relatives. Some final resting places, such as those of Humphrey Bogart, John M. Stahl, Lon Chaney, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, and Mary Pickford, are secluded in private gated gardens with no public access. A number of interment locations are also kept from the public eye. The Court of Honor advertises that in some of the crypts beneath it are spots which are not bought, but individuals are "voted in" as "Immortals." In 2009 the cemetery became the focus of intense media interest surrounding the private entombing of Michael Jackson in the privacy of Holly Terrace in the Great Mausoleum.
Forest Lawn Museum:
The Forest Lawn Museum at Glendale displays art and artifacts collected by Hubert Eaton representing specific locations and peoples from around the world. There are sections for India, Africa, the Middle East, East and Southeast Asia, the United States, South America, Australia and Europe. The collection includes paintings, stained glass, Western bronze sculptures, American historical artifacts, actual examples of every coin mentioned in the Bible, exact replicas of the British crown jewels, world cultural artifacts and one of the Easter Island statues, rescued from the bottom of a boat where it was used as ballast. It is named "Henry".
List of notable and celebrity burials at Forest Lawn:
(Those in non-public areas are marked †.)
* Forrest J Ackerman, historian and writer
* Art Acord, actor
* John Aasen, silent movie giant
* Anita Louise Adler, actress
* Maurice "Buddy" Adler, producer
* Robert Alda, actor
* Gracie Allen, actress and comedienne
* Lona Andre, actress
* LaVerne Andrews, singer
* Maxene Andrews, singer
* Lucien Andriot, cinematographer
* Roscoe Ates, actor
* Gene Austin, singer
* Lucille Ball, actress, comedienne, and producer (Ashes moved after 13 years in 2002, to Lake View Cemetery in Jamestown, NY)
* †Theda Bara, actress
* Joan Barclay, actress
* Ben Bard, actor
* Binnie Barnes, actress
* Jack Barry, television host and producer,
* L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
* Warner Baxter, actor
* Wallace Beery, actor
* Alphonzo Bell, Jr., congressman
* †Rex Bell, actor and Nevada Lieutenant Governor
* William Benedict, actor
* Joe Besser, actor and comedian. Besser was one of the Three Stooges.
* Billie Bird, actress
* J. Stuart Blackton, filmmaker
* Joan Blondell, actress
* Clara Blandick, actress
* Eric Blore, actor
* Monte Blue, actor
* Betty Blythe, actress
* †Humphrey Bogart, actor
* Mary Boland, actress
* †Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore
* Frank Borzage, actor,director
* †Hobart Bosworth, actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
* †Clara Bow, actress
* †William Boyd, actor
* Betty Bronson, actress
* Rand Brooks, actor
* Clarence Brown, director
* Joe E. Brown, actor and comedian
* †Johnny Mack Brown, actor
* John Bunny, Jr., actor
* Milo Burcham, test pilot
* William R. Burnett, novelist and screenwriter
* Dorsey Burnette, singer and songwriter
* Johnny Burnette, singer
* George Burns, actor and comedian
* Francis X. Bushman, actor
* Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer
* Alice Calhoun, actress
* May Cambern, composer
* Judy Canova, entertainer
* June Caprice-Millarde, actress
* Earl Carroll, theatre impresario
* †Jack Carson, actor
* William Castle, film director
* †Lon Chaney, Sr., actor
* Spencer Charters, actor
* Charley Chase, actor and comedian
* Rex Cherryman, actor
* Tim Choate, actor
* Berton Churchill, actor
* Frank Churchill, composer
* Joe Cobb, actor
* †Nat King Cole, singer
* Russ Columbo, singer
* †Sam Cooke, singer
* †Ellen Corby, actress
* Regis Cordic, actor
* Edward Coxen, actor
* Laird Cregar, actor
* Donald Crisp, actor
* George Cukor, director
* Robert Cummings, actor
* Lester Cuneo, actor
* Edward S. Curtis, photographer of the American West
* Michael Curtiz, director
* Dan Dailey, actor
* Buddy DeSylva, songwriter
* Dorothy Dandridge, actress and singer
* Ruby Dandridge, actress
* Mickey Daniels, actor
* William H. Daniels, cinematographer
* Jane Darwell, actress
* Dorothy Davenport, actress, screenwriter, film director, and producer
* Allen Davey cinematographer
* Jim Davis, actor
* †Sammy Davis, Jr., actor and singer
* Jack Dawn, make up artist
* Sam De Grasse, actor
* Carter DeHaven, actor
* Armando del Moral, film journalist, helped found the Golden Globes.
* Georges Delerue, composer
* William Demarest, actor
* Carol Dempster, actress
* Noah Dietrich, businessman
* Elias Disney (1859–1941), Walt Disney's father
* Flora Call Disney (1868–1938), Walt Disney's mother
* Walt Disney, film studio and entertainment park founder
* Richard Dix, actor
* George Dolenz, actor
* Jenny Dolly, cabaret performer
* Rosie Dolly, cabaret performer
* Fifi D'Orsay, actress
* Don Douglas, actor
* Lloyd C. Douglas, novelist
* Billie Dove, actress
* Theodore Dreiser, novelist
* Chuck Dressen, MLB baseball player, manager
* Louise Dresser, actress
* †Marie Dressler, actress
* Don Drysdale, MLB baseball player
* David Dukes, actor
* Rosetta Duncan, vaudevillian
* Vivian Duncan, vaudevillian
* Minta Durfee, actress
* Junior Durkin, actor
* Hubert Eaton, founder of Forest Lawn cemeteries
* Mary Eaton, actress
* Howard Arden Edwards, artist
* Ralph Edwards, host
* Sally Eilers, actress
* Caryll Ann Ekelund, actress
* Frederick W. Elvidge, actor
* Francis de Erdely, painter
* Leon Errol, actor
* Douglas Fairbanks (relocated to Hollywood Forever Cemetery in 1941)
* Dot Farley, actress
* Joseph Farnham, screenwriter and film editor
* James Fawcett (1906–1942), actor
* Romaine Fielding, actor and director
* †W. C. Fields, actor and comedian
* Larry Fine, actor, comedian, member of The Three Stooges
* Johnny Flamingo, singer
* Frank P. Flint, politician
* Errol Flynn, actor
* Tony Fontane, singer
* Harrison Ford, silent film actor
* Betty Francisco, actress
* Bruno Frank, novelist and screenwriter
* Rudolf Friml, composer
* Dwight Frye, actor
* Charles E. Fuller, evangelist
* Jules Furthman, screenwriter
* †Clark Gable, actor
* John Gilbert, actor
* King C. Gillette, businessman
* Hermione Gingold, actress
* J. Frank Glendon, actor
* †Samuel Goldwyn, producer
* Edgar J. Goodspeed, theologian
* Huntley Gordon, actor
* Jetta Goudal, actress
* Edmund Goulding, director and writer
* Joe Grant, artist and writer
* Charles Grapewin, actor
* †Sid Grauman, theater impresario
* Alfred E. Green, director
* †Sydney Greenstreet, actor
* Harold Grieve, art director
* Bessie Griffin, singer
* Paul A. Guilfoyle, actor
* Fred L. Guiol, director and screenwriter
* Alan Hale, Sr., actor
* Ernest Haller, cinematographer
* Emile Hamaty, banker and actor
* Russell Harlan, cinematographer
* †Jean Harlow, actress
* Elizabeth Harrower, actress and screenwriter
* Phil Hartman, actor (cremation; his ashes were scattered at sea)
* Charles Hatfield, scientist
* Harry Hayden, actor
* Lela Bliss-Hayden, actress
* Edith Head, costume designer
* Ralph Hepburn, race car driver
* Holmes Herbert, actor
* Babe Herman, baseball player
* Paul Herrick, songwriter
* Jean Hersholt, actor
* Józef Hofmann, concert pianist
* Alice Hollister, actress
* George Hollister, cinematographer
* Burton Holmes, director and producer
* Helen Holmes, actress
* Happy Holt (1901–1924), child actor
* James W. Horne, actor and director
* Edward Everett Horton, actor
* Rupert Hughes, filmmaker
* Michael Hutchence, singer (one-third of his ashes were interred by his mother and sister)
* June Hutton, singer
* Wiard Ihnen art director and production designer
* Rex Ingram, director
* †Michael Jackson, musician
* Carrie Jacobs-Bond, singer and songwriter
* Claire James, actress
* Luther James, writer
* Elsie Janis, actress
* DeWitt Jennings, actor
* Caro Jones, casting director
* Rupert Julian, film director
* Gus Kahn, songwriter
* Bert Kalmar, songwriter
* Terry Kath, musician
* Tom Keene, actor
* A. Atwater Kent, businessman
* Erle C. Kenton, director
* Charles Henry King, paternal grandfather of President Gerald Ford
* Leslie Lynch King, Sr., biological father of President Ford
* Martha Alicia Porter King, paternal grandmother of President Ford
* Ted Knight, actor
* Clarence Kolb, actor
* Red Kress baseball player
* Kathryn Kuhlman, evangelist
* †Alan Ladd, actor
* Louis L'Amour, novelist
* Carole Landis, actress
* Lash La Rue, actor
* Mervyn LeRoy, director and producer
* Anna LeSueur, mother of Joan Crawford and Hal LeSueur
* Hal LeSueur, actor, brother of Joan Crawford
* Fritz Leiber, Sr., actor
* Irene Lentz, costume designer
* Robert Z. Leonard, film director
* Mitchell Lewis, actor
* Ann Little, actress
* Lucien Littlefield, actor
* Robert Livingston, actor
* Harold Lloyd, actor and comedian
* †Carole Lombard, actress
* Tom London, actor
* Baron H. Long, hotelier, racehorse/racetrack owner
* Theodore Lorch, actor
* Ernst Lubitsch, director
* Ida Lupino, actress and director
* Eustace Lycett, special effects designer
* †Jeanette MacDonald, actress and singer
* Jimmy MacDonald, voice over artist
* Alan Marshal, actor
* Chico Marx, actor and comedian
* Gummo Marx, agent
* Mike Mazurki, actor and wrestler
* Marian McCargo, actress
* Johnston McCulley, author, writer, creator of Zorro
* Marc McDermott, actor
* Frank McGlynn Sr., actor
* J.P. McGowan, director
* †Victor McLaglen, actor
* Jimmy McLarnin, boxing champion
* Aimee Semple McPherson, evangelist
* Dimitre Mehandjiysky, artist
* William Cameron Menzies, art director
* Beryl Mercer, actress
* Robert Millikan, physicist and Nobel Prize winner
* Vincente Minnelli, director
* Art Mix, actor
* Tom Mix, actor
* Pat Moran (1901–1965), actor
* Antonio Moreno, actor
* †Clayton Moore, actor
* Harvey Seeley Mudd, engineer and educator
* William Mulholland, engineer
* Spud Murphy, composer
* Charles W. Nash, automobile manufacturer
* Alla Nazimova, actress
* Frank Nelson, actor
* Alfred Newman, composer
* Fred Niblo, director
* L. L. Nunn, educator
* Jack Oakie, actor and comedian
* Merle Oberon, actress
* Clifford Odets, playwright
* Charles Ogle, actor
* Edna May Oliver, actress
* Culbert Olson, California Governor
* Maria Ouspenskaya, actress
* Richard F. Outcault, cartoonist
* Monroe Owsley, actor
* Lilli Palmer, actress
* Alexander Pantages, theater impresario
* Allen E. Paulson, aviation entrepreneur
* Joe Penner, actor and comedian
* †Jack Pickford, actor
* †Lottie Pickford, actress
* †Mary Pickford, actress, businesswoman, co-founder of United Artists
* Lon Poff, actor
* Dick Powell, actor
* John Robert Powers, model agency owner
* Fred Quimby, producer
* John Qualen, actor
* Lou Rawls, singer,jazz r&b
* Phillip Reed, actor
* Wallace Reid, actor
* Cleo Ridgely, actress
* Lyda Roberti, actress
* Blossom Rock, actress
* Ruth Roland, actress and producer
* Gladys Root, criminal defense attorney
* Henry Roquemore, actor
* Alan Roscoe, actor
* Charlie Ruggles, actor
* Wesley Ruggles, film director
* Barbara Ruick, actress
* William Russell, actor
* S. Z. Sakall, actor
* Chic Sale, actor
* Isabel Sanford, actress
* Paul Scardon, actor, producer, director
* Victor Schertzinger, composer, director, producer, screenwriter
* Mabel Julienne Scott, actress
* Ynez Seabury, actress
* William A. Seiter, director
* †David O. Selznick, producer, founder of Selznick International Pictures
* †Myron Selznick, producer and talent agent
* Phil Selznick, nightclub owner (uncle of David O. Selznick)
* Ethel Shannon, actress
* Athole Shearer, actress
* †Norma Shearer, actress
* Lowell Sherman, director and actor
* S. Sylvan Simon, director
* †Red Skelton, actor and comedian
* Tod Sloan, thoroughbred racing jockey
* Hillel Slovak. musician
* Rainbeaux Smith, actress
* Tom Smith, thoroughbred trainer
* †William French Smith, U.S. Attorney General
* Marguerite Snow, actress
* Carl Spitz, animal trainer
* Hanley Stafford, actor
* John M. Stahl, director and producer
* †Lionel Stander, actor
* Max Steiner, composer
* Casey Stengel, MLB manager
* James Stephenson, actor
* Anita Stewart, actress
* James Stewart, actor
* Ruth Stonehouse, actress and director
* Axel Stordahl, composer, arranger
* Herbert Stothart, composer
* Elbridge Amos Stuart, industrialist, Carnation Company founder
* Jan Styka, painter
* Frank Swann, actor
* Frank Tashlin, animator, director, screenwriter
* Art Tatum, musician
* Robert Taylor, actor
* †Irving Thalberg, producer
* Fred Thomson, actor
* Chief Thundercloud, actor
* Lawrence Tibbett, actor and singer
* Dimitri Tiomkin, composer
* Sammee Tong, actor
* Ernest Torrence, actor
* Raquel Torres, actress
* Spencer Tracy, actor
* Henry Travers, actor
* Jim Tully, writer
* Ben Turpin, actor and comedian
* Lurene Tuttle, actress
* Valda Valkyrien, ballerina
* W.S. Van Dyke, director
* Beryl Wallace, singer
* Hal B. Wallis, producer
* Bill Walsh, producer
* Clara Ward, singer
* Jay Ward, producer and writer
* Ethel Waters, actress and singer
* Johnny "Guitar" Watson, rhythm & blues musician
* Mary Wells, singer
* Roland West, director
* Jack Westrope, Hall of Fame jockey
* Ted Wilde, director and writer
* Guy Wilkerson, actor
* Claire Windsor, actress
* Grant Withers, actor
* Sam Wood, director, producer, writer, actor
* George Woolf, Hall of Fame jockey
* Robert Woolsey, actor and comedian
* Hank Worden, actor
* †William Wrigley, Jr., chewing gum magnate, owner of the Chicago Cubs
* William Wyler, director
* †Ed Wynn, actor and comedian
* †Keenan Wynn, actor
* James "J-Dilla" Yancey, hip-hop producer
* †Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian spiritual guru and author
* Robert Young, actor
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