Pierce Bros.

Westwood Memorial Park

Pierce Brothers is a small cemetery which is hidden between office buildings on one side, and housing on the other.   The address is 1218 Glendon Ave.   To get there is easiest from Wilshire, then take a left, coming from Hollywood at Glendon Avenue, direct right twice, which will bring you back to the direction of Wilshire.  Be on the look out for a Marble stone with the name of "Pierce Bros. Westwood Memorial Park" on your right hand side.  You will find it between a garage and a office building, It does look like the garage from that office building but you can get to the back of it and enter the cemetery there.  You can park your car on the grounds when not to busy.    There are lots of well known people buried here.  Here are a few of there stones.

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        One of the biggest stones is the one from Mel Tormé

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 The most famous stone is the one from Marilyn Monroe.

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la059.jpg (110226 bytes) These are only a few examples of famous people who are buried or cremated here.  Others who find there last resting place or had there burial service at Pierce Bros. are: Buddy Rich, Janis Joplin, Frank Zappa, Roy Orbison, Minnie Riperton, Harry Warren, Les Brown and lately (July 2001) Jack Lemon. la060.jpg (104384 bytes)
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