Lucy's grave.

Lucy's Grave

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Jamestown, New York

Lucille Ball, America's favorite madcap TV redhead, was born in Jamestown in 1911. Her family moved shortly thereafter, but Lucy always had a soft spot for Jamestown, and her return visits later in life were red carpet events for the community.

The walk to Lucy's grave.

When she died on April 26, 1989, she was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood, which somehow didn't seem right. So her kids had her dug up three years later and moved to the family plot at Lake View Cemetery in Jamestown, where Lucy now rests with parents, brother, and grandparents. The black granite tombstone, taller than the others in its neighborhood, is decorated with pebbles and pennies left by fans, and engraved with a big heart like the one seen in the credits of Lucy's namesake I Love Lucy show.

Similar hearts have been stenciled by the cemetery onto its roadways, enabling visitors to follow their hearts to Lucy's grave.

Also see: Lucy Desi Museum and Desilu Studios

Lucy's Grave

Lake View Cemetery

907 Lakeview Ave., Jamestown, NY
Lake View Cemetery. Enter at the main gate at the corner of Lakeview Ave. and Buffalo St. Stay to the left of the large entrance sign. Follow the small red hearts painted on the pavement, turning right, to the flagstone walkway to Lucy's grave, which will be on the left.
Cemetery gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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