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