Minneapolis, Minnesota: Tiny Tim's Tomb

Herbert Buckingham Khaury, the ukulele playing, falsetto-voiced entertainer known as Tiny Tim, rests eternally, and reportedly with a ukulele in his hand.

Lakewood Cemetery

Address:
3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
Directions:
Lakewood Cemetery. Southwest of downtown. West of I-35 via W. 38th St., north on Bryant Ave., west on 36th St. to entrance. Ask for directions to tomb.
Phone:
612-822-2171
Admission:
Free.
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Tiny Tim's Tomb

As you enter the cemetery, make an immediate right. Tiny Tim is buried in the second mausoleum on the left. Go to the lower level and then to the last room on the left. This is a beautiful mausoleum in a beautiful cemetery. It is air conditioned and has nice, clean restrooms.

After leaving Tiny's mausoleum, go back toward the entrance, continue past the entrance to Plot 51 for Hubert Humphrey's grave. If you like visiting famous people's burial sites, this is worth the trip. There is not a picture of Tiny Tim on his tombstone. There is a map available that takes you on a two hour auto tour of this cemetery where other familiar people are buried. It was about 103 degrees on the day we visited, so we decided to not take the complete tour.

[Bob B., 07/13/2012]
Tiny Tim's Tomb

Same cemetery (Lakewood Cemetery) has Herbert Humphrey and George Mikan (and the elusive Showmen's Rest).

[Mark, 05/19/2011]
Tomb of Tiny Tim. Tiny Tim's Tomb

Born Herbert Buckingham Khaury to a Lebanese father and a Jewish mother, Tiny Tim became famous for his ukulele playing and falsetto-voiced singing.

Tiny Tim lived in Minnesota during the final years of his life. He died on November 30th 1996 after suffering a heart attack on stage at The Woman's Club of Minneapolis. He was singing "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" when he went into cardiac arrest.

Tiny Tim's 1969 wedding on the Johnny Carson Show was the most watched television event up to that time. Herbert "Tiny Tim" Khaury's tomb can be found at the Lakewood Cemetery Mausoleum in Minneapolis, MN. The eccentric entertainer was buried with a ukulele in his hand and a tulip.

[Michael Etoll, 09/02/2009]

A tireless performer. We had the pleasure of seeing Tiny Tim do a 100-song medley at a NJ Mall with Miss Vicky, an outdoor concert attended by dozens.

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