You see, when most celebrities die, their bodyguard contract expires, and you can walk right up to them…well, within six feet of them, anyway.
So I’ve randomly culled from my files a sampling of final resting places of the famous to which I’ll probably never devote articles. Some of these, like the two aforementioned, I made a special trip to see. Others I just happened to be in the neighborhood and dropped by. One or two I accidentally took pictures of while aiming at other things in the graveyard.
Still, graves of the famous, be they historical personages or celebrity actors, are always intrinsically interesting and worth at least a picture peek, even if their sphere of influence never intersected with your sphere of interest. And, if any of these happen to intersect with yours and you want more information about how exactly to find their graves, just drop me an email. Use the subject line: “You Ignorant Bastard” so that I know it’s definitely to me and not just spam.
|Harriet Tubman, Abolitionist|
Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, NY
|Thorvald the Viking|
Tuck Museum, Hampton, NH
Not really the grave of a Viking, or a grave for that matter
|John Hancock, Overcompensator (in both life and death, apparently)|
Granary Burial Ground, Boston, MA
|Franklin Pierce, 14th U.S. President|
Old North Cemetery, Concord, NH
Guess it's about time for another Odd Things My Wife Has Seen article
|Millard Fillmore, 13th U.S. President|
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY
|Fanny J. Crosby, Hymnist|
Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, CT
|All right, not a famous guy, but his grave sure should be.|
Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
|Some Voodoo Child|
Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, WA
|Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Entertainer|
The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Strangely, neither the guy from the song, nor the fried chicken magnate.
|William Steintitz, First Chess Champ|
The Evergreens Cemtery, Brooklyn, NY
|e.e. cummings, poet|
forest hills cemetery, jamaica plain, ma
|Upton Sinclair, Author|
Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC
And that was the last time I ever wore sunglasses