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Hollywood Memorial

Victor Fleming

His epitaph reads ‘He Leadeth Me’ and was hailed as one of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers. He is the credited director of both ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and Gone ‘With the Wind’, winning a Best Director Academy Award for the latter. In the silent era, he was briefly engaged to Clara Bow and romantically linked with Norma Shearer, Lupe Velez, and Alice White, among others. In 1934 Fleming impregnated his best friend’s wife and reluctantly married her, transforming the confirmed bachelor to a devoted family man. This domestic tranquility lasted until 1948, when the 65 year-old Fleming had a final fling with his 29 year-old Joan of Arc star, Ingrid Bergman, dying just two weeks after that film’s premiere of a heart attack. Interred in a crypt in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.