Final Resting Place:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, California, 90038
Grave Location:Abbey of the Psalms, Sanctuary of Memories, Elevation 19, Crypt C 116
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery take the second right and drive to the end and park. As you walk to the first building known as the Abbey of the Psalms you see the grave of the Queen of Exotica – Yma Sumac on the wall at eye level on the left in the first corridor on the far right.
Grave Location GPS34.089861457, -118.321360315
Visiting The Grave:
Read More About Yma Sumac:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- Yma Sumac - The Official Site
- The return of Yma Sumac: label to showcase singer to new generation
- The Breakdown: The Spell Of Yma Sumac
- Hear the Timeless Sound of Yma Sumac, the Soprano Called “a Descendant of the Last of the Incan Kings”
- Yma Sumac: The Queen of Exotica
Videos Featuring Yma Sumac:
popular name: Bukka White
date_of_death: February 26, 1977
best_know_for: A master blues guitarist and vocalist, he was also B.B. King's uncle
Mississippi Fred McDowell
popular name: Mississippi Fred McDowell
date_of_death: July 3, 1972
cause_of_death: Abdominal Cancer
best_know_for: Inspired by seeing the legend Charley Patton playing in a juke joint, McDowell secured his reputation without a back catalog of historic blues recordings but rather by playing around the world to enthusiastic fans of low country blues.
popular name: Lightnin' Hopkins
date_of_death: January 30, 1982
cause_of_death: Esophageal cancer
best_know_for: Sam Lightnin' Hopkins began his blues trail as Blind Lemon Jefferson's guide before spending 30 years on the weekend juke joint circuit. As a soloist who loved to drink, smoke, gamble, fight and chase women, Hopkins had the scars from the prison leg irons of which he sang. Before his death he recorded over 80 albums and Rolling Stone magazine included Hopkins at number 71 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.