Death Place Matching "Costa Mesa, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. James Gammon
Actor | Major League
Rugged-looking James Gammon first broke into the entertainment industry not as an actor but as a TV cameraman. From there, his weatherbeaten features, somewhat menacing attitude and a tough-as-nails voice--the kind that used to be described in detective novels as "whiskey-soaked"--reminiscent of '...
7. Heather Joy
Actress | I Know That Girl
Gorgeous, buxom, and shapely 5'2" brunette knockout Heather Joy was born on August 11, 1985 in New Jersey. She was half Italian and half Japanese. Heather worked as a visual director for the department stores Macy's, Forever 21, and Bloomingdale's in New York City from 2004 to 2008. Joy did her ...
Actress | Singapore
Gloria (Maylia) Fong was born Gloria Chin in Detroit, Michigan. She married actor Benson Fong and received great reviews for her first film, Singapore (1947). She and Benson later ran the fabulous "Ah-Fong" Chinese restaurant in Beverly Hills. They have five children including Pamela Kwong Fong and ...
10. Dick Wesson
Actor | The Bob Cummings Show
Dick Wesson was born on February 20, 1919 in Boise, Idaho, USA. He is known for his work on The Bob Cummings Show (1955), Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954) and My Sister Eileen (1960). He died on January 27, 1979 in Costa Mesa, California, USA.
12. Claiborne Cary
Actress | Law & Order
Claiborne Cary was born on February 17, 1932 in Lone Tree, Iowa, USA as Claiborne Leachman. She was an actress, known for Law & Order (1990), Boston Common (1996) and Doctor Franken (1980). She was married to Charles Northrop and Robert Haywood Cary III. She died on March 20, 2010 in Costa Mesa...
13. Tex Beneke
Soundtrack | Babe: Pig in the City
The popular singer and saxophone player began with the Ben Young Orchestra (1935-1937), and joined the Miller band in 1938, becoming one of the bands's most popular personalities and soloists (though he was not seen or even referred to in The Glenn Miller Story). His personality and talents led him...
15. Deannie Best
Actress | The Shanghai Chest
Deannie Best was born on September 25, 1926 in Altus, Oklahoma, USA as Willia Dean Doughty. She was an actress, known for The Shanghai Chest (1948). She was married to Willis Hunt, James Neil Kennedy, Albert Pearlson and George Balzer. She died on May 16, 2000 in Costa Mesa, California, USA.
17. Frieda Pushnik
Actress | House of the Damned
Frieda Pushnik was born armless and legless after her mother had an appendix operation while pregnant. As a child she was "drafted" as a resident guest of sideshows with both "Ripley's Believe it or Not" and the "Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus". She was part of sideshows from 1933 to ...
20. Rowland Brown
Writer | Angels with Dirty Faces
Temperamental screenwriter and occasional director of the 1930s. Moved to Hollywood in the mid-'20s, finding work as a prop boy on the Universal lot. By 1926 he was working as a gagman for 'Reginald Denny'. He wrote several moderately successful gangster movies in the early 1930s, their "authentic ...
25. Alice Hollister
Actress | Don Caesar de Bazan
Alice Hollister born in Massachusetts in 1886. Convent educated. Became a popular figure in more than 90 silent melodrama and crime films, a dark-haired beauty, perhaps the screen's first 'vamp', joined the Kalem Film Company along with her husband pioneering cinematographer George K. Hollister, ...
28. Robert M. Haas
Art Director | The Maltese Falcon
A graduate in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, Haas spent his first two years in Hollywood at the art department of Famous Players Lasky (1919-21), as a set designer and builder. He received early acclaim from the journal American Architect for a town in Elmhurst, New York, he had ...
29. Clyde McLeod
Actor | My Favorite Year
Clyde McLeod has been a movie extra since 1938. He's been directed by Charles Chaplin, Frank Capra, and Cecil B. DeMille. He's been a stand in for such actors as Anthony Quinn, Ronald Reagan, Rock Hudson, Tex Ritter, among others. Becoming a principal actor has never been his goal. "I got into the ...
39. Brenda Lomas
Brenda Lomas was born on September 29, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Brenda Lynn Lomas. She was an actress, known for Loving You (1957) and Jeanne Eagels (1957). She was married to Tom L. Dittman, Gerald W Rogers and Larry J McBride. She died on November 2, 2009 in Costa Mesa, California.
40. Ezra Fee
Art Department | Most Wanted
Ezra was a brilliant jack of all trades, and master of many. He had a personal force and charisma that was unmatched. He lived a life of risk and freedom that was incongruous with today's highly regimented Western society, and it was struggles with addiction and law enforcement which ultimately led...