About Hollywood Forever


Hollywood Forever is a full-service funeral home, crematory, cemetery, and cultural events center in the heart of Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Founded in 1899, the cemetery is one of the world’s most visited landmarks, and the final resting place of hundreds of Hollywood legends, including Judy Garland, Cecil B. DeMille, Rudolph Valentino, Mickey Rooney, Tyrone Power, Douglas Fairbanks, Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone, Valerie Harper, Chris Cornell, and hundreds of others, alongside thousands of neighborhood residents and individuals from across the globe.

The functioning cemetery and mortuary offers lawn spaces, cremation services, cremation niches, mausoleum crypts and memorial services, and the Beth Olam section is one of the oldest, active Jewish cemeteries in California.

As Los Angeles’ most dynamic cultural event center, Hollywood Forever welcomes families and visitors to concerts, films, and events each year. Since 2000, Hollywood Forever has partnered with Cinespia to present cinema screenings in the summer on the Fairbanks Lawn, and the cemetery’s Dia de Los Muertos celebration is the largest outside of Mexico, attracting visitors from all over the world. Paramount Studios was built on the undeveloped south end of the original site, where the studio still operates, and the cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1999.

Read more about Hollywood Forever’s range of premium cemetery services, or for information and advice on a range of end of life questions and issues, you can search Hollywood Forever’s informative and helpful articles.

 

Based on 478 reviews.
Tom Wagner
Tom Wagner
July 12, 2021.
We go here often. Very pastoral, a fine place to go for a walk and be sure to bring a piece of bread to feed the ducks. Make sure you don’t miss the Johnny Ramone memorial.
Gabriela Valencia
Gabriela Valencia
July 11, 2021.
Great festival the day of the death.
Its Rappa
Its Rappa
July 11, 2021.
Promised my daddy I would keep his name alive @itsrappa
Little Little Smirf
Little Little Smirf
June 29, 2021.
I think that words are useless when you try to describe a place like the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Its beauty goes well beyond words. I will only say that any tourist in town should make the time to go visit this jewel.
Randy Flannigon
Randy Flannigon
June 25, 2021.
Beautiful cemetery with lots of Hollywood history
Kennedy Good
Kennedy Good
June 17, 2021.
Many famous people buried here. It is full of history, and the grounds are very well kept.
Sonia Dumitrescu
Sonia Dumitrescu
June 16, 2021.
Sunt Fan Michael jackson si imi pare foarte rau ca nu mai e, de cand sa dus parca nu mai este cea ce afost o data este foarte vreu fara el , Dumnezeu sa il Odihneasca in Pace pentru ca A fost Cel mai bun Artist din Lume , Lacrimi Osa fie mereu in Sufletele Noastre
License2Diva. Com
License2Diva. Com
May 26, 2021.
What an amazing resting place! There's so much beauty there and I know all the cemetery residents love all the people traffic. This is absolutely what I love about LA! We traveled around to visit some of the stars and did get to see so many favorites, like Don Adams, Mel Blanc, Douglas Fairbanks, Hattie Mc Daniel, and Mickey Rooney, and the list goes on and on. And, as many that live close by were jogging, power walking, and strolling through the graves; that huge iconic Hollywood sign in the distance just added to the finishing touches. What an enjoyable day! We haven't taken the tour yet, or ventured back up for the movie night, but, we will. They've got beautiful peacocks that they let roam the graveyard at night. Only in LA. :) It's the most captivating experience and it's a must if your in Santa Monica.