Bing's funeral began at 5 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California. Bing's will specified that only his wife and 7 children should attend, but Kathryn invited Bing's siblings as well as Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney and Phil Harris. The ABC reporter who covered the funeral, Geraldo Rivera, noted the early morning hour was when the blue of the night met the gold of the day.
Bing's grave is near the entrance to the cemetery, which is about 3
miles north of Los Angeles airport. His headstone reads Beloved By All. Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby. 1904-1977, reflecting the belief at the time that Bing was born in 1904 instead of 1903. Bing is
buried next to his first wife, Dixie Lee, and his parents. He is buried 9 feet deep so that Kathryn can be buried with him. Nearby are the graves of Mack Sennett,
Pat O'Brien, Ray Bolger, Dennis Day, Jack Haley, Spike Jones, Fibber McGee and Molly Jordan,
and Jimmy Durante.