English actor Peter Lawford will be buried this week at the Westwood Village Cemetery. Cemetery spokeswoman Sharon Pierce said "probably a hundred" Hollywood figures, including Marilyn Monroe and Natalie Wood, have been buried there.
Lawford died Monday morning at the age of 61 after slipping into a coma last Wednesday. Pierce said the funeral was tentatively scheduled for today or tomorrow. . .
Kate Smith, known for her rendition of "God Bless America," celebrated Christmas at her home in Raleigh, N.C., and showed signs of recovery from a diabetic attack that left her confined to a wheelchair eight years ago, her family said. Helena Smith Steene said her 75-year-old sister is walking about three blocks with assistance, and her memory appears to be coming back. . .
Spanish-born band leader Xavier Cugat, 85, was admitted to the intensive care unit of a Barcelona hospital Sunday, suffering from heart and respiratory problems. Doctors said yesterday he remains in serious condition. . .
A six-foot Christmas tree decorated Bing Crosby's grave site Monday, erected by Crosby fan Marion Massey. Massey, of Los Angeles, brings flowers to the singer's grave and cleans the headstone every week. She has been doing this since a month after Crosby died in 1977, when she noticed no one was taking care of the grave. . .
Dolly Parton knows how to capitalize on her assets. According to The Miami News, the country and western singer owns 2,400 pairs of shoes, 410 wigs, a $9 million Las Vegas contract, a $1 million Hawaiian home and a 23-room Nashville mansion, and has a net worth of $300 million. . .