The New York Times once defined Allan Sherman as, “Short, overweight, moonfaced and bespectacled, his voice barren of quality and charisms.” And this was in his obituary.
Not everyone was a fan of his wit or style of humor. The list of musicians and composers who refused to allow parodies of their compositions include Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Ira Gershwin, Meredith Wilson, Alan Jay Lerner, and Frederick Loewe, as well as the estates of Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein, Kurt Weill, George Gershwin and Bertolt Brecht.
Final Resting Place:
Hillside Memorial Park
6001 W Centinela Ave
Culver City, California, 90045
Grave Location:Mausoleum, Columbarium of Hope, Niche #513
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery take the first right and then the first left, driving towards to top of the Al Jolson waterfall. Directly across from the Al Jolson memorial enter the Mausoleum rotunda turn right into the Sanctuary of Benevolence and then turn left into the Corridor of Contentment. Walk down 3 sections to the Columbarium of Hope on your left. Look 5 rows from the bottom and 13 columns from the left for the final resting place of Allan Sherman. Note: it is really really small.