Victor Fleming

February 23, 1889 – January 6, 1949

Legendary Hollywood producer, director and cinematographer, Victor Fleming’s entire career could have only lasted one year…and he still would be considered one of the greatest of all time. The year in question was 1939 when Fleming directed TWO classic films ranked among the best or most beloved ever: The Wizard of Oz (released in August) and Gone with the Wind (December). He literally could have just quit there. Fortunately for all of us, there were 38 other years where Fleming worked in the movie business. His movies earned several Academy Award nominations including a Best Director nod for Gone with the Wind, which he won. After helping MGM Studios thrive in their golden age and working with the biggest names in the industry, including Clark Gable, Judy Garland and Spencer Tracy, Fleming’s storied career ended when he suffered a heart attack shortly after wrapping production on his final film, Joan of Arc.

Burial

Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Abbey of the Psalms Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Refuge #2081; enter the main doors of the mausoleum and turn left (south) into Sanctuary of Refuge, Victor is buried on the right,  about halfway down, in the 2nd row up.

 

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