Barbara La Marr
Husbands … yes she had a few. In 1913 she married rancher Jack Lytell. Tragically he died of pneumonia just a few weeks after their wedding. She then married Lawrence Converse in 1914 but it was annulled when she found out he already had a wife. Barbara moved to New York City and began writing screenplays for Fox where she met and married Phil Ainsworth, a dancer, in 1916. The marriage ended badly when he was sent to prison for writing bad checks. Her fourth marriage, to actor Ben Deeley, also ended in divorce. Barbara married husband #5 in 1923 and soon after they announced they had adopted a son. The couple separated in 1924 but remained legally married. Add to the count that she had an ill-fated romance with act John Gilbert and a thing with Paul Bern.
Her funeral was attended by thousands with five fans fainting during the viewing. But not to worry, for producer Louis B. Mayer, a longtime admirer of Barbara La Marr named an up & coming actress after her – meet Hedy Lamarr.
Years after her death it was revealed that she had secretly given birth to her “adopted” son in 1922. Barbara’s close friend Zasu Pitts raised him.
Final Resting Place:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, California, 90038
Grave Location:Hollywood Cathedral Mausoleum, Alcove CA/A, Crypt 1308
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery make your way to the left to the lake and the entrance of the Cathedral Mausoleum. As you walk in take the second left and walk down and take the second right and to the right of the stain glass, second row from the bottom is the final resting place of Barbara La Marr. Please note that while his name is not on the name plate, she shares this crypt with her father.