Eden Memorial Park


Eden Memorial Park is located in Mission Hills, California, in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. This location is a Jewish cemetery, with many individuals from the entertainment industry at rest here. Eden Memorial Park is located next door to San Fernando Mission Cemetery.

Upon my visit to San Fernando Mission Cemetery, I dropped by Eden Memorial Park to pay my respects to comedy legend, Groucho Marx. I was especially glad to see that others have done the same and have left behind some delightful mementos relating to Groucho, including cigars and some pairs of Groucho glasses.

This article does not offer a full overview of each individual located here; rather, it is a “walk” through the grounds from my perspective, highlighting places and people of interest to me.

Groucho Marx
(October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977)
Born Julius Henry Marx. An American comedian, writer, stage, film, radio, and television star. A master of quick wit, he is widely considered one of America’s greatest comedians.

Eden Memorial Park is worth a visit, especially to fans of the great Marx Brothers and early comedy.

About Annette Bochenek

Dr. Annette Bochenek of Chicago, Illinois, is an avid scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the Hometowns to Hollywood blog, in which she writes about her trips exploring the legacies and hometowns of Golden Age stars. Annette also hosts the “Hometowns to Hollywood” film series throughout the Chicago area. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies and is the president of TCM Backlot’s Chicago chapter. In addition to writing for TCM Backlot, she also writes for Classic Movie Hub, Silent Film Quarterly, Nostalgia Digest, and Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine.
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1 Response to Eden Memorial Park

  1. Ron Birnbaum says:

    Lenny Bruce is buried there as is Marty Allen and a few more lesser known celebraties.

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