Actress Elizabeth Taylor’s third husband, Oscar-winning film producer Michael Todd, died suddenly in a plane crash on March 22, 1958.

His funeral took place at his final resting place at Beth Aaron Cemetery in Waldheim in Forest Park three days later.

The Review reported, “Chief Joe Cortion and his entire staff of 40 policemen kept the crowd in order.” It was estimated that, “over 2, 000 people gathered around the roped enclosure … and no less than 150 newspaper men, photographers and news commenters milled around inside the roped area.”

Over the next decades, Elizabeth Taylor would be seen in town at restaurants including the Golden Steer, when she would visit her late husband.