Jackie Collins

October 4, 1937 – September 19, 2015

Jacqueline “Jackie” Collins was a British-American novelist and television host who wrote more than 30 best-selling romance novels over the course of her 40 year career. After following older sister, Joan, from England to Hollywood in the late 1950s and trying her hand at acting, Jackie found more joy in telling stories. At the encouragement of her then husband, she completed and published her first novel, The World is Full of Married Men, in 1968. The book was well-received and – more importantly – controversial. Critics called it “filthy” and “disgusting.” It was banned in countries like South Africa and Australia. So, naturally, it was a hit. Collins went on to write other best-sellers like Hollywood Wives, Chances, The Stud, Dangerous Kiss and Drop Dead Beautiful. She was enamored with Los Angeles and Hollywood culture, which inspired many of her most successful books and characters. She also wrote screenplays and was heavily involved in the multiple television adaptations of her books. After releasing the final book in her “Lucky Santangelo” series, The Santangelos, in 2015, Jackie died of complications from breast cancer, which she had battled secretly for six years.

Burial

Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

On the western outside wall of the mausoleum section on the north side of the park, Jackie’s crypt is in the 3rd row up on this wall, 2 spaces directly above Heather O’Rourke and 1 row above and 1 space to the right of Truman Capote.

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