Toto

November 17, 1933 – September 1, 1945

TOTO IS NOT BURIED AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER. BUT, A NICE MEMORIAL HAS BEEN PUT UP IN HIS (HER) HONOR, SO I’VE INCLUDED HIM (HER) ANYWAY. WHY AM I YELLING?

Terry the Cairn Terrier was trained to be a performer by famous Hollywood dog trainer, Carl Spitz. She is most widely recognized as Toto, the faithful, on-screen companion of Judy Garland‘s Dorothy in the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz. Though it was Terry’s only credited role, there are few canines in cinematic history as recognizable or iconic.

At the ripe old age of 11, Terry died and was buried on Spitz’s ranch…which was later destroyed during the construction of the Ventura Freeway. Toto’s actual remains were lost to history and crippling traffic jams, but in 2011, she was given the monument now found at Hollywood Forever for fans to be able to pay their respects.

Burial

Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Outside the northwest corner of the Cathedral Mausoleum.

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