Death Place Matching "Palm Springs, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Janet Gaynor

Actress | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Janet Gaynor was born Laura Gainor on October 6, 1906, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a child, she & her parents moved to San Francisco, California, where she graduated from high school in 1923. She then moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled in a secretarial school. She got a job at a shoe ...

2. Claire Kelly

Actress | Party Girl

Claire Kelly was born on March 15, 1934 in San Francisco, California, USA as Claire Ann Green. She was an actress, known for Party Girl (1958), The Loved One (1965) and The Badlanders (1958). She was married to Robert Murphy, Robert Kenaston, Perry Lopez and George DeWitt. She died on July 1, 1998 ...

3. William Hopper

Actor | Perry Mason

William Hopper was born on January 26, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as William DeWolf Hopper Jr. He was an actor, known for Perry Mason (1957), The Bad Seed (1956) and Rebel Without a Cause (1955). He was married to Janette Jinty Mansfield and Jane Gilbert. He died on March 6, 1970 in Palm ...

4. William Powell

Actor | The Thin Man

William Powell was on the New York stage by 1912, but it would be ten years before his film career would begin. In 1924 he went to Paramount Pictures, where he was employed for the next seven years. During that time, he played in a number of interesting films, but stardom was elusive. He did ...

5. Jane Wyman

Actress | Falcon Crest

Jane Wyman was born Sarah Jane Mayfield on January 5, 1917, in St. Joseph, Missouri (she was also known later as Sarah Jane Fulks). When she was only eight years old, and after her parents filed for divorce, she lost her father prematurely. After graduating high school she attempted, with the help ...

6. Eleanor Parker

Actress | Caged

Eleanor Jean Parker was born on June 26, 1922, in Cedarville, Ohio, the last of three children born to a mathematics teacher and his wife. Eleanor caught the acting bug early and began performing in school plays. She was was so serious about becoming a thespian that she attended the Rice Summer ...

7. Alan Ladd

Actor | Shane

Alan Walbridge Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the only child of Ina Raleigh (aka Selina Rowley) and Alan Ladd, a freelance accountant. His mother was English, from County Durham, and his paternal grandparents were Canadian. His father died when he was four. At age five, he burned his ...

8. Howard Hawks

Director | Rio Bravo

What do the classic films Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959) have in...

9. Tom Bosley

Actor | The Back-up Plan

Tom Bosley was born on October 1, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Thomas Edward Bosley. He was an actor, known for The Back-up Plan (2010), Happy Days (1974) and Yours, Mine and Ours (1968). He was married to Patricia Carr and Jean Eliot. He died on October 19, 2010 in Palm Springs, California, ...

10. Betty Hutton

Actress | Annie Get Your Gun

Betty Hutton was born Elizabeth June Thornburg on February 26, 1921, in Battle Creek, Michigan. Two years later, Betty's father decided that the family way of life wasn't for him, so he left (he committed suicide 16 years later). Having to fend for themselves, Mrs. Thornburg moved the family to ...

11. Morgana King

Actress | The Godfather

Morgana King was born on June 4, 1930 in Pleasantville, New York, USA as Maria Grazia Morgana Messina. She was an actress, known for The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977). She was married to William DeBerardinis and Tony Fruscella. She ...

12. William Demarest

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

A stocky, serious-looking character, Carl William Demarest started off in vaudeville in 1905 along with two older brothers. At one time he also performed in a stage act with his wife Estelle Collette (billed as 'Demarest and Collette') and then moved on to Broadway. He entered movies in 1926 and ...

13. Noble Willingham

Actor | Walker, Texas Ranger

Noble Willingham has appeared in more than 30 feature films, including Up Close & Personal (1996), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Chinatown (1974), Good Morning, Vietnam, City Slickers (1991), City Slickers II, and The Distinguished Gentleman (1992). He was born in the small town of Mineola...

14. Paul Burke

Actor | Naked City

Tall, dark, and handsome is how Hollywood liked their leading men back in the 1950s and 1960s, and actor Paul Burke certainly fit the bill. While his career fell short of outright stardom, he managed to stand out in a couple of acclaimed TV cop series series in the 1960s and "enjoyed" semi-cult ...

15. Guy Madison

Actor | The Beast of Hollow Mountain

Guy Madison appeared in 85 films, on radio, and television, finding his niche in the 1940s and starring as James Butler Hickock in the television series Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951). A radio version of the show aired on the Mutual network from 1951-1956.

16. John Schlesinger

Director | Midnight Cowboy

Oscar-winning director John Schlesinger, who was born in London, on February 16, 1926, was the eldest child in a solidly middle-class Jewish family. Berbard Schlesinger, his father, was a pediatrician, and his mother, Winifred, was a musician. He served in the Army in the Far East during World War ...

17. Donald Woods

Actor | Frisco Kid

Donald Woods, a prolific cinema and television character actor whose career spanned 75 films and 150 TV programs over 40 years, was born Ralph L. Zink on December 2, 1906, in Brandon, Manitoba. (He legally changed his name to Donald Woods in 1945.) His family eventually departed Canada for ...

18. Gary Morton

Actor | Lenny

Gary Morton was a comedian who worked the famed "Borscht Belt" of resorts in the Catskills Mountains. Never as talented nor as renowned as such fellow Borscht Belt comics like Milton Berle, whom he caricatured in one of his few film roles in Lenny (1974), Morton nonetheless was personally popular ...

19. Mary Castle

Actress | The Lawless Breed

Mary Castle was born on January 22, 1931 in Pampa, Texas, USA as Mary Ann Noblett. She was an actress, known for The Lawless Breed (1953), Stories of the Century (1954) and Prairie Roundup (1951). She was married to Edward Frezza, Wayne Cote and William Grant. She died on April 29, 1998 in Palm ...

20. Brenda Marshall

Actress | The Sea Hawk

This alluring hazel-eyed 1940s leading lady was born Ardis Ankerson on the Philippine island of Negros, one of two siblings. Her father was Otto Peter Ankerson who held an important position as overseer of a large sugar plantation. Following the premature death of her mother in 1925, Ardis and her ...

21. Marc Lawrence

Actor | The Man with the Golden Gun

American character actor who specialized in underworld types, despite a far greater range. A native of the Bronx, Lawrence participated in plays in school, then attended the City College of New York. In 1930, he was accepted into Eva Le Gallienne's company, where he became friendly with another ...

22. Herbert Anderson

Actor | Dennis the Menace

Herbert Anderson was born on March 30, 1917 in Oakland, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Dennis the Menace (1959), The Male Animal (1942) and Battleground (1949). He was married to Mary Virginia Palmer. He died on June 11, 1994 in Palm Springs, California.

23. Harry Guardino

Actor | Dirty Harry

Virile Brooklyn-born actor Harry Guardino, with dark, wavy hair and a perpetual worried look on his craggy-looking mug, started out in the acting school of hard knocks, slumming for nearly a decade in small, obscure 'tough guy' film parts in the early to mid 50s. A definite man's man, he finally ...

24. Zeppo Marx

Actor | Duck Soup

The youngest of The Marx Brothers, Zeppo was put into the role of the straight man after his brother Gummo left the act. Zeppo also acted as an understudy to all three of his brothers, and he has been said to have played Grouchos part better than Groucho himself. After playing small parts in the ...

25. Liberace

Soundtrack | Misery

Most remembered for his extravagant costumes and trademark candelabra placed on the lids of his flashy pianos, Liberace was loved by his audiences for his music talent and unique showmanship. He was born as Wladziu Valentino Liberace on May 16, 1919, into a musical family, in Wisconsin. His mother, ...

26. Lyn Peters

Actress | Get Smart

Lyn Peters was born on February 28, 1941 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Evelyn Anne Peters. She was an actress, known for Get Smart (1965), Batman (1966) and The Rat Patrol (1966). She was married to Paul Burke, Horacio Fernando Castro Escalada and Lars Erik Steiner. She died on September 10, 2013 ...

27. Keely Smith

Soundtrack | Blast from the Past

Keely Smith was born March 9, 1928 in Norfolk, VA. After her parents divorced and her mother remarried Jesse Smith when she was nine years old, she changed her name to Keely Smith after she joined Louis Prima and his band. Her family had a tough time and her three brothers and her took in laundry ...

28. Emmaline Henry

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Emmaline Henry was born on November 1, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for Rosemary's Baby (1968), I Dream of Jeannie (1965) and I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962). She died on October 8, 1979 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

29. Charles Farrell

Actor | 7th Heaven

Popular Hollywood leading man of late silents and early talkies. He is best remembered for his teaming with Janet Gaynor in 12 screen romances between 1927 and 1934. He retired from films in the early 1940s, but TV audiences of the 1950s would see him as Gale Storm's widower dad in the popular ...

30. George Englund

Producer | The Ugly American

George Englund was born on June 22, 1926 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as George Howe Ripley. He is known for his work on The Ugly American (1963), Zachariah (1971) and Dark of the Sun (1968). He was married to Bonnie Graves and Cloris Leachman. He died on September 14, 2017 in Palm ...

31. Rhodes Reason

Actor | Kingu Kongu no gyakushû

Rhodes Reason was born in Glendale, California on April 19, 1930. He is the younger brother of Rex Reason. Rhodes made his professional debut at the age of 18 in the play Romeo and Juliet under the direction of Charles Laughton. His career has spanned nearly 40 years and he has appeared in over 230...

32. Charles Winninger

Actor | State Fair

Short, chubby-framed, twinkle-eyed, ever-huggable Charles Winninger was a veteran vaudevillian by the time he arrived in talking films. Born in a trunk to show biz folk in Athens, Wisconsin, on May 26, 1884, he was initially christened Karl Winninger. He left school while quite young (age 8) to ...

33. Akim Tamiroff

Actor | Touch of Evil

Though born in Russia and having a Russian-sounding name, Akim Tamiroff is actually of Armenian descent. At 19 he decided to pursue acting as a career and was chosen from among 500 applicants to the Moscow Art Theater School. There he studied under the great Konstantin Stanislavski, and launched a ...

34. Elisabeth Brooks

Actress | The Howling

Elisabeth Brooks Luyties was born on July 2, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Elisabeth Brooks began acting at age five with her career encompassing both stage and screen. She started appearing in television roles in the mid-1970s and managed to pursue her acting career as a single mother while ...

35. Louis Hayward

Actor | And Then There Were None

From his birthplace in South Africa, Louis Charles Hayward was brought to England and was educated there and on the Continent. He spent a short time managing a London nightclub, displayed some acting talent and decided on acting, and was quickly tapped by playwright Noël Coward, who became his ...

36. Busby Berkeley

Director | Gold Diggers of 1935

Busby Berkeley was one of the greatest choreographers of the US movie musical. He started his career in the US Army in 1918, as a lieutenant in the artillery conducting and directing parades. After the World War I cease-fire he was ordered to stage camp shows for the soldiers. Back in the US he ...

37. Jean Carson

Actress | The Party

All this shapely character "broad" had to do was open her mouth to induce laughter--and so she did, primarily on TV during the '50s and '60s. And although she milked that unmistakable rasp for all its worth, she also showed great comedy sense. Born Jean Leete on February 23, 1923, in Charleston, ...

38. Joan Davis

Actress | Hold That Ghost

Widely popular comedienne appeared in some movies and on radio in the 40s and on early television. She starred in the popular television series, I Married Joan (1952), with Jim Backus as her husband and her real-life daughter, Beverly Wills as her sister.

Joan died of a sudden heart attack in 1961. ...

39. Francis Lederer

Actor | One Rainy Afternoon

Frantisek Lederer was born on November 6th, 1899, in Czechoslovakia. His father was a leather merchant, and young Frantisek began his working life as a department store delivery boy in Prague. He fell in love with acting from a young age, and was soon on stage touring Moravia and then all over ...

40. Don Barclay

Actor | Mary Poppins

Besides being a zany comedian, Don Barclay ( born Donn Van Tassel Barclay) was an innovative caricaturist whose humorous depictions of celebrities can be found in countless art galleries, museums, bars and restaurants across the United States. His most famous drawing (entitled 'SkiNose', displayed ...

41. Gary Beach

Actor | The Producers

Tony winner ("The Producers") and popular Broadway veteran Gary Beach is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. He and his partner, Jeff Barnett, live in New York City.

Beach received the 2001 Tony Award, as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics ...

42. Duke Fishman

Actor | The Doris Day Show

Duke Fishman was born on July 15, 1906 in Manila, Philippines as Marcus Leo Fishman. He is known for his work on The Doris Day Show (1968). He died on December 22, 1977 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

43. Phyllis Douglas

Actress | Star Trek

Phyllis Douglas was born on July 24, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Phyllis Callow. She was an actress, known for Star Trek (1966), Canon City (1948) and Batman (1966). She was married to Robert B. Boyce and Macgregor Douglas. She died on May 12, 2010 in Palm Springs, California.

44. Richard Thorpe

Director | Knights of the Round Table

After working in vaudeville, on the stage and in early movies, Richard Thorpe launched his directing career in 1923. After directing dozens of low-budget comedies and westerns, his talents were recognized in the mid-'30s when he went to work for MGM. Studio chief Louis B. Mayer valued efficiency in...

45. Russell Hayden

Actor | The Last Horseman

Russell "Lucky" Hayden was born as Hayden Michael Lucid, the son of Francis Lucid and Minnie Harvey Lucid on June 12, 1912 in Chico, California. In his early Hollywood career, he worked primarily behind the scenes as a film cutter, assistant cameraman, and sound recorder. In 1937, he began his ...

46. Darryl F. Zanuck

Producer | The Longest Day

One of the kingpins of Hollywood's studio system, Zanuck was the offspring of the ill-fated marriage of the alcoholic night clerk in Wahoo, Nebraska's only hotel and the hotel owner's daughter. Both parents had abandoned him by the time he was 13. At 15, he joined the U.S. Army, and he fought in ...

47. Jerry Vale

Soundtrack | Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Jerry Vale was born on July 8, 1930 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Genaro Louis Vitaliano. He was married to Rita Grable. He died on May 18, 2014 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

48. Charles Robinson

Actor | The Cable Guy

Charles Robinson graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Princeton in 1958. His theatrical family opened his acting career, at age three, on Broadway. After college, his first film was Splendor in the Grass (1961), to be followed by The Singing Nun (1966), Shenandoah (1965) and Take Her, ...

49. Lita Baron

Actress | Don Ricardo Returns

Fiery brunette Andalusian-born singer, dancer and actress, in the U.S. from 1928. Using the stage name "Isabelita", she performed with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra and was spotlighted at the Mocambo and Ciro's night clubs on the Sunset Strip. There, she came to the attention of up-and-coming ...

50. Val Guest

Writer | The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Val Guest began his career as an actor on the British stage and in early sound films. He ran the one-man London office of "The Hollywood Reporter" until an encounter with director Marcel Varnel led to a screen writing job at Gainsborough Studios. Guest's directing career began in the early 1940s ...


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