Famous and Infamous Celebrity Graves
Marie Laveau to Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page, Al Capone to Charles Starkweather, Edgar Alan Poe to H.P. Lovecraft, Jayne Mansfield to Nancy Spungeon, Buffalo Bill to Merv Griffin, Johnny Mercer to Carl Dean Wilson, the Columbine Memorial... and so many more. I've visited them all.
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John Dillinger, Crown Hill CemeteryDillinger was a bank robber, known in the newspapers as a "Robin Hood" styled criminal until the killing of a sheriff during a jailbreak put him on the FBI's Most Wanted list.
Born: June 22, 1903
Killed: July 22, 1934 (age 31)
Al Capone GravestoneAl Capone
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Born: January 17, 1899 in Brooklyn, NY
Died: January 25, 1947 in Palm Island, Miami Beach, FL
One of the most notorious in gangland history, Capone made a fortune bootlegging, in prostitution and gambling rackets. He orchestrated countless murders of rivals, disloyal colleagues and those who wouldn't go along with his criminal activities.
Shel Silverstein GraveWestlawn Cemetery, Norridge, IL
Writer, poet,singer and adult humorist, Silverstein was known best for his children's books Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic.