Death Place Matching "San Diego, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | Poltergeist
Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry.
Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting ...
Actor | Son of Sinbad
Dale Robertson, the actor who made his name in television Westerns in the 1950s and '60s, was born on July 14, 1923, in Harrah, Oklahoma. After serving in a tank crew and in the combat engineers in North Africa and Europe during World War II, the twice-wounded Robertson started his acting career ...
Actress | The Exorcist
Mercedes McCambridge is a highly-talented radio performer who won a best supporting Actress Oscar for her film debut.
Mercedes McCambridge was born in Joliet, Illinois, to Marie (Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge, a farmer. She was of mostly Irish (with a small amount of English and German) ...
Actor | Passions
Despite being one of the smallest actors in Hollywood at 37 inches, Josh proved quality early on in life. By creating and distributing his own business cards before he was even a teenager, Josh landed a spot on "The Dancing Baby" ice cream commercial, which led to his role in Baby Geniuses (1999), ...
Actor | Gunsmoke
Character actor Milburn Stone, the beloved "Doc Adams" on TV's long-running western classic Gunsmoke (1955), was born in Kansas on July 5, 1904. Acting must have been in his blood as the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone for Milburn left home as a teenager to find work with touring repertory ...
6. Dick Shawn
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
One-of-a-kind nightclub comedian/singer Dick Shawn (ne Richard Schulefand) was as off-the-wall as they came and, as such, proved to be rather an acquired taste. Way ahead of his time most say, it was extremely difficult indeed to know how to properly tap into this man's eclectic talents. Shawn ...
Actress | Bride of the Gorilla
One of the saddest tales ever to come out of Hollywood has to be that of Barbara Payton. A blue-eyed, peroxide blonde sexpot who had a lot going for her, her life eventually disintegrated, mostly by her own doing. Things started out well enough for Barbara Lee Redfield, born on November 26, 1927, ...
8. Jim Kelly
Actor | Enter the Dragon
With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's ...
Actress | Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Anyone who loves B-movies of the 1950s appreciates this lovely actress Allison Hayes. She was born Mary Jane Hayes on March 6, 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia. The raven-haired beauty was the 1949 Washington, D.C. entry into the Miss America pageant. Shortly afterwards, Mary Jane adopted the ...
10. James Edwards
Actor | The Killing
Pioneering actor who was among Hollywood's first - years ahead of Sidney Poitier - to crush the Stepin Fetchit stereotype of black males as shiftless illiterates. Although in some pictures Edwards would portray subservient characters (e.g. "General" George C. Scott's valet in Patton (1970)), he ...
11. Virginia Vincent
Actress | The Hills Have Eyes
Virginia Vincent was born on May 3, 1918 in Goshen, New York, USA as Virginia Vincent Grohosky. She was an actress, known for The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957) and The Return of Dracula (1958). She was married to Jack Vincent. She died on October 3, 2013 in San ...
12. Nat Pendleton
Actor | The Thin Man
Brawn won out over brain as well when it came to wrestler athlete Nat Pendleton's professional movie career. For two decades, this massively-built, dark-haired, good-looking lug played a number of kind-hearted lunkheads, goons, henchmen and Joe Palooka-like buffoons.
Nathaniel Greene Pendleton was ...
13. John Williams
Actor | Sabrina
John Williams was a tall, urbane Anglo-American actor best known for his role as Chief Inspector Hubbard in Dial M for Murder (1954), a role he played on Broadway, in Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1954 film, and on television in 1958. Playing Hubbard on the Great White Way brought him the 1953 Tony ...
14. Jerry Maren
Actor | Dahmer vs. Gacy
He took dancing lessons when he was young and aspired to be an actor. In November 1938, standing just three foot four, he met up with the Oz-bound group of little people in New York and went by bus to California. There he was chosen to be the Munchkin who hands Dorothy a welcoming lollipop.
15. Dr. Seuss
Writer | How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Acclaimed writer, Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, March 2nd, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading ...
16. Monica Bannister
Actress | Mystery of the Wax Museum
Monica Bannister was born on September 8, 1910 in Saskatchewan, Canada as Monica Joyce Bannister. She was an actress, known for Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) and The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941). She died on June 17, 2002 in San Diego, California, USA.
17. David Huffman
Actor | Firefox
Talented American leading and supporting actor, though often underrated, David Huffman was a familiar face in films and on television in the 1970s and 80s. The great success he had achieved, was cut short after he was tragically murdered in 1985.
He had been appearing on Broadway for a number of ...
18. Frankie Laine
Soundtrack | Blazing Saddles
Singer, composer and author Frankie Laine was born March 30, 1913 in Chicago. His real name was Francesco Paulo LoVecchio and he lived in Chicago's Little Italy. Frankie was the oldest of eight children born to Sicilian immigrants John and Anna Lo Vecchio, who had come from Monreale, Sicily near ...
19. Gloria Winters
Actress | Sky King
Born in Los Angeles, Gloria worked in show business as a child. Small roles in movies led Gloria to be cast as William Bendix's daughter "Babs" on the television series "The Life of Riley" (1949). This show ran during the 1949-50 season. Her next television series was "Sky King" (1951), wherein she...
20. Abner Biberman
Actor | His Girl Friday
Abner Biberman was born on April 1, 1909 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Abner Warren Biberman. He was a director and actor, known for His Girl Friday (1940), The Leopard Man (1943) and Winchester '73 (1950). He was married to Sibil Kamban (editor), Helen Churchill Dalby and Tolbie Snyderman. He ...
21. Merian C. Cooper
Writer | King Kong
In 1920, Merian C. Cooper was a member of volunteer of the American Kosciuszko Squadron that supported the Polish army in the war with Soviet Russia, where he met best friend and producing partner Ernest B. Schoedsack. On 26 July 1920, his plane was shot down, and he spent nearly nine months in the...
22. Susan Morrow
Actress | Cat-Women of the Moon
Susan Morrow was born on May 25, 1931 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Jacqueline Ann Teresa Bernadette Immoor. She was an actress, known for Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), Gasoline Alley (1951) and The Blazing Forest (1952). She was married to Clarence Sheldon Attix Jr., William Robinson and Gary ...
23. Ben Davidson
Actor | Conan the Barbarian
Ben Davidson was born on June 14, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Benjamin Earl Davidson. He was an actor, known for Conan the Barbarian (1982), How the West Was Won (1976) and The Black 6 (1973). He was married to Kathy. He died on July 2, 2012 in San Diego, California.
24. Hugh Gillin
Actor | Back to the Future Part III
Hugh Gillin was born on July 14, 1925 in Galesburg, Illinois, USA as Hugh Clair Gillin Jr. He was an actor, known for Back to the Future Part III (1990), Psycho III (1986) and Psycho II (1983). He was married to Janet R Mackey and Mary Constance Nettels. He died on May 4, 2004 in San Diego, ...
25. Charlotte Henry
Actress | Alice in Wonderland
Charlotte acted on stage from the age of five. At thirteen, she made her Broadway debut in 'Courage' (1928), two year later reprising her role for the screen version. Paramount wanted to cast an unknown actress in the title role of Alice in Wonderland (1933) and picked Charlotte from 7000 ...
28. Junior Johnston
Actor | Three on a Match
Junior Johnston was born on April 23, 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as William Johnson Jr. He was an actor, known for Three on a Match (1932), Working Winnie (1926) and Winnie's Birthday (1926). He died on September 21, 1977 in San Diego, California, USA.
29. William Gargan
Actor | I Wake Up Screaming
William Gargan was born on July 17, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as William Dennis Gargan. He was an actor, known for I Wake Up Screaming (1941), The Line-Up (1934) and Rain (1932). He was married to Mary Kenny. He died on February 17, 1979 in San Diego, California, USA.
30. Scott Holden
Actor | Breezy
Scott Holden was born on May 2, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Scott Porter Holden. He was an actor, known for Breezy (1973), Panhandle 38 (1972) and The Revengers (1972). He was married to Claude Detraz and Shirley Dorise McGrath. He died on January 21, 2005 in San Diego, California.
31. Paul Sorensen
Paul Sorensen was born on February 16, 1926 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA as Paul Eric Sorensen. He was an actor, known for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), Hang 'Em High (1968) and Charlie's Angels (1976). He was married to Jacqueline May. He died on July 17, 2008 in Cardiff by-the-Sea, ...
32. Ravi Shankar
Composer | Gandhi
Ravi Shankar was a world-renowned musician, composer, performer, and scholar of classical Indian music. He was one of the leading cultural figures of the twentieth century whose accomplishments placed him as the leading figure of an important musical tradition. His long and distinguished musical ...
34. Nan Grey
Actress | Three Smart Girls
Born as Eschal Loleet Grey Miller in 1918, Nan Grey was an actress who worked for Universal and other studios in the 1930s. She is probably best remembered for her work in the two Deanna Durbin movies, Three Smart Girls (1936) and Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939). Other than the Durbin vehicles, ...
Writer | Little Shop of Horrors
Legendary screenwriter Charles Byron Griffith was born in Chicago on September 23, 1930. His mother and grandmother starred in the famous radio show, "Myrt and Marge," which went on to New York and became a soap opera. After a hitch in the army, Griffith went to California to live with his ...
39. Edward Ashley
Actor | The Court Jester
Edward Ashley was born on August 12, 1904 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Edward Montagu Ashley Cooper . He was an actor, known for The Court Jester (1955), Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) and Bitter Sweet (1940). He was married to Nora Swinburne. He died on May 5, 2000 in San Diego, ...
43. Rex Hamilton
Actor | Police Squad!
Rex Hamilton was born on March 15, 1924 in San Bernardino, California, USA as Rex Cameron Hamilton. He was an actor, known for Police Squad! (1982) and We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala (1987). He was married to Maud Moulton. He died on March 7, 1985 in San Diego, California.
44. Archie Moore
Archie Moore was born on December 13, 1913 in Benoit, Mississippi, USA as Archibald Lee Wright. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960), The Outfit (1973) and The Carpetbaggers (1964). He was married to Joan Hardy and Elizabeth A. Thorton. He died on December 9, 1998 in...
45. Dorothy Lee
Actress | Cockeyed Cavaliers
After finishing high school, Dorothy Lee went to vaudeville, sang with Fred Waring and His Pennsylvaninans and made her film debut in Syncopation (1929). In Rio Rita (1929) she was teamed with Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey and appeared in almost all of their movies, like Margaret Dumont in The ...
Actor | The Lord of the Rings
Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei was born on July 13, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings (1978), Star Trek (1966) and Nice Dreams (1981). He died on November 16, 1982 in San Diego, California, USA.
48. Tom Graeff
Director | Teenagers from Outer Space
Tom Graeff was born on September 12, 1929 in Ray, Arizona, USA as Thomas Lockyear Graeff. He was an editor and director, known for Teenagers from Outer Space (1959), The Noble Experiment (1955) and Toast to Our Brother (1951). He died on December 19, 1970 in San Diego, California, USA.
50. Stuart Heisler
Director | The Glass Key
Director Stuart Heisler began his film-industry career as a prop man in 1913, joining Mack Sennett at Keystone the following year. He worked as an editor for Samuel Goldwyn at United Artists from 1924-25 and again from 1929-34 and at Paramount from 1935-36. He graduated to second-unit director with ...