June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962
Thousands of people visit the grave of Marilyn Monroe each year. Fans young and old travel from all over the globe to leave lipstick kisses, coins, flowers or other tributes on her mausoleum marker.
Marilyn Monroe was a Hollywood actress, singer and film icon in the 1950s and early 1960s. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 (and later baptized Norma Jeane Baker), Marilyn is best remembered for playing “blonde bombshell” characters and for her abundant sexuality.
Most known for movies like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, and The Seven Year Itch, Monroe’s films had grossed over $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. Today, Marilyn Monroe continues to be an extremely popular cultural icon and sex symbol.
During her entirely too brief life, Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood being raised in foster homes to become one of the world’s biggest and most enduring sex symbols. Marilyn passed away from an accidental overdose of sleeping pills on August 5, 1962 (although there are conspiracy theories surrounding her death to this day). She was only 36 years old.
The Marilyn Monroe grave site is in a somewhat secluded location at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California. The cemetery is tucked behind several businesses along a busy section of Westwood and Wilshire Blvds. Marilyn Monroe grave address:
Westwood Memorial Park
1218 Glendon Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90024
Marilyn’s burial plot is located in the Corridor of Memories, Crypt 24.
(The cemetery is also known as Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, Sunset Cemetery.)