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Although her career was cut tragically short, Harlow is credited with keeping MGM afloat when rival studios struggled. Her films were box office successes, even during the Depression. Fans poured into theaters to see her final film, "Saratoga," which broke box office records for MGM. The studio shut down on the day of her funeral, and Powell bought her a private room in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. The inscription on her grave reads: "Our Baby."