Death Place Matching "Chicago, Illinois, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Kathleen Burke

Actress | The Last Outpost

Kathleen Burke was born on September 5, 1913 in Hammond, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for The Last Outpost (1935), Good Dame (1934) and The Lion Man (1936). She was previously married to Jose Fernandez, Glen Nelson Rardin and Forrest Lloyd Smith. She died on April 9, 1980 in Chicago, ...

2. Harold Ramis

Writer | Ghostbusters

Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...

3. Chris Farley

Actor | Tommy Boy

Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley and John Farley. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette ...

4. John Mahoney

Actor | Frasier

John Mahoney was an award-winning American actor. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, the seventh of eight children of Margaret and Reg, a baker. His family was evacuated to the sea-side resort to avoid the Nazi bombing of their native Manchester. The Mancunian Mahoneys eventually ...

5. Bernie Mac

Actor | The Bernie Mac Show

Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in 1957 in Chicago, the son of Mary McCullough and Jeffery Harrison. He grew up in the city, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, ...

6. Kevin Alexander Clark

Actor | School of Rock

Kevin Alexander Clark was born on December 3, 1988 in Highland Park, Illinois. He played the drums since he was three years old but didn't take private lessons until the fifth grade. He was so skilled in his performances that each one demanded a standing ovation from the audience. Kevin was an ...

7. Robin Harris

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Best remembered for his raunchy humor, Robin Harris became famous in supporting roles in movies such as Do The Right Thing as Sweet Dick Willie and House Party. He has left a legacy that fans and actors will truly miss due to his career which was cut by a massive heart attack at the age of 36. ...

8. Roger Ebert

Cinematographer | Siskel & Ebert & the Movies

Roger Joseph Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and ...

9. Walter Sande

Actor | To Have and Have Not

Chances are you've seen his imposing character face scores of times but couldn't place the name. Colorado-born actor Walter Sande was one of those stern, heavyset character actors in Hollywood everyone recognized but no one could identify.

Born in Denver on July 9, 1906, Sande showed an early ...

10. Donal Donnelly

Actor | The Godfather Part III

Donal Donnelly was an Irish actor best known in the cinema for roles in The Knack... and How to Get It (1965) and The Godfather Part III (1990) and on stage for his work in the plays of Brian Friel. He was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, on July 6, 1931, but raised in Dublin, Ireland. In...

11. Danny Goldring

Actor | The Dark Knight

A naval officer's son, Goldring spent much of his childhood on the road, travelling to wherever his father happened to be based. After finishing prep school in Maryland, he attended Trinity University in San Antonio for a year before doing military service with the Army Signals Corps in Vietnam. ...

12. Davis Roberts

Actor | Westworld

Davis Roberts was born on March 7, 1917 in Mobile, Alabama, USA. He was an actor, known for Westworld (1973), Star Trek (1966) and What's Happening!! (1976). He died on July 18, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

13. Juice WRLD

Soundtrack | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Juice WRLD was born on December 2, 1998 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a music artist and actor, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Eminem Feat. Juice WRLD: Godzilla (2020) and Juice Wrld: Lucid Dreams (2018). He died on December 8, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

14. Hans Steinke

Actor | The Buccaneer

Hans Hermann Steinke was born on February 22, 1893 in Stettin, Germany. The son of a butcher, Steinke served as a private in the German Army during the First World War. Following his tour of duty, Hans went on to become an extremely powerful and formidable professional wrestler known as The German ...

15. Cyril Ritchard

Actor | Producers' Showcase

Legendary for his preening, prancing, delightfully playful villain Captain Hook on the award-winning stage (as well as TV) opposite America's musical treasure Mary Martin, beloved musical star Cyril Ritchard had a vast career that would last six decades, but "Peter Pan" would become his prime ...

16. Del Close

Actor | The Blob

Del Close was born and raised in Manhattan, Kansas, and attended Kansas State University, after touring with a sideshow act for a period of time in his teenage years. In 1957, at the age of 23, he became a member of the St. Louis branch of "The Compass Players", the direct precursor of "The Second ...

17. Laurel Cronin

Actress | Beethoven

Laurel Cronin was born on October 10, 1939 in Forest Park, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Beethoven (1992), A League of Their Own (1992) and Hook (1991). She died on October 26, 1992 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

18. Nathan Davis

Actor | Holes

Nathan Davis was born on May 22, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Holes (2003), Chain Reaction (1996) and Poltergeist III (1988). He was previously married to Metta Davis. He died on October 15, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

19. Joseph F. Kosala

Actor | The Fugitive

Joseph F. Kosala was born on August 22, 1946. He was an actor, known for The Fugitive (1993), Primal Fear (1996) and Under Siege (1992). He died on March 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

20. John Santucci

Actor | Thief

John Santucci was born on November 8, 1940. He was an actor, known for Thief (1981), Crime Story (1986) and Miami Vice (1984). He died on February 22, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

21. Barbara Trentham

Actress | Rollerball

Barbara Trentham was born on August 27, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress and director, known for Rollerball (1975), Sky Riders (1976) and The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972). She was previously married to George Covington and John Cleese. She died on August 2, ...

22. Alan Marshal

Actor | House on Haunted Hill

Alan Marshal was born on January 29, 1909 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, known for House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Garden of Allah (1936) and Lydia (1941). He was previously married to Mary Grace Borel. He died on July 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

23. Kim Milford

Actor | Laserblast

Richard Kim Milford was an actor-singer-songwriter-composer-dancer who first appeared in SummerStock Theatre in Chicago at age 10. At age 17 he was in the original staging of Hair (he played Woof and Claude). In 1970 he was awarded the Faith and Freedom Award by the Religious Heritage of America ...

24. Chelsea Brown

Actress | The Thing with Two Heads

Chelsea Brown was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lois Brown. She passed away from pneumonia March 28, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

She was an actress, comedienne, singer and dancer perhaps best known for being the first African-American series regular in the iconic, ground-breaking American TV ...

25. Dermot Harris

Producer | Echoes of a Summer

Dermot Harris was born on November 1, 1938 in Limerick, Ireland. Dermot was a producer, known for Echoes of a Summer (1976). Dermot was previously married to Cassandra Harris. Dermot died on November 12, 1986 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

26. Mahalia Jackson

Soundtrack | Mississippi Burning

Mahalia Jackson was born on October 26, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Mississippi Burning (1988), Glory Road (2006) and An American Crime (2007). She was previously married to Minters Sigmund Galloway and Isaac Lanes Grey Hockenhull. She died on January 27, 1972...

27. Howard Witt

Actor | Simon & Simon

Howard Witt was born on March 13, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Simon & Simon (1981), Remington Steele (1982) and The Magical World of Disney (1954). He died on June 21, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

28. Helen Morgan

Actress | Show Boat

Before the tragic legacies of songbird icons Édith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland took hold, there was the one...the original...lady who sang the blues and started the whole "bawl" rolling. Like her successors, Helen Morgan lived the sad songs she sang...and more.

She started her life ...

29. Carl Wright

Actor | Big Momma's House

Carl Wright was born on February 2, 1932 in Orlando, Florida, USA. He was an actor, known for Big Momma's House (2000), Barbershop (2002) and Soul Food (1997). He was previously married to Shirley Wright. He died on May 19, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

30. Helen Ericson

Actress | The Blue Bird

Helen Ericson was born on March 29, 1915 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for The Blue Bird (1940), The Escape (1939) and Charlie Chan in Panama (1940). She was previously married to Phil Berman. She died on August 4, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

31. Rod Daniel

Director | WKRP in Cincinnati

Rod Daniel was born on August 4, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He was a director and producer, known for WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), Teen Wolf (1985) and K-9 (1989). He was previously married to Martha (Marti) C. Mueller. He died on April 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

32. Clara Peller

Actress | Wendy's: Where's the Beef?

Peller was born in Russia in 1902, one of eight or nine children born to Wolf Swerdlove (Swerdlov/Sverdlov; died 1949) and Yudis (aka "Julia") Tilkin (or Tilken; died 1952). The family emigrated to the United States when she was a child, settling in Chicago. In 1925, Clara Swerdlove married a local...

33. Daniel Davies

Actor | Rock 'n' Roll High School

Daniel Davies was born on February 25, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979), CHiPs (1977) and Falling in Love Again (1980). He died on June 13, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

34. June Travis

Actress | The Case of the Black Cat

Fetching secondary actress June Travis was signed by Warner Bros. in 1934 and made her film debut the following year, but would last only three years before leaving Hollywood forever and focusing on marriage. Born June Dorothea Grabiner on August 7, 1914, she was the daughter of Harry Grabiner who ...

35. Burt Kaiser

Actor | Female Jungle

Burt Kaiser was born on July 11, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Female Jungle (1955), Flight (1958) and I Led 3 Lives (1953). He died on May 16, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

36. Mildred J. Hill

Soundtrack | Self/less

Mildred J. Hill was born on June 27, 1859 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Mildred J. died on June 5, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

37. Lois Hardwick

Actress | Buster Minds the Baby

Lois Hardwick was a child actress of the 1920s. She was chosen as the fourth actress to play "Alice" in the "Alice Comedies" film short series by Walt Disney. The previous three were Virginia Davis, Margie Gay, and Dawn O'Day (later changed her stage name to "Anne Shirley").

Hardwick starred in 10 "...

38. Pat Billingsley

Actor | The Untouchables

He was a mathematician whose research was mainly devoted to Probability Theory. His book entitled "Probability and Measure" is considered as a classic reference in Probability. In 1958 he became a professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Chicago and retired in 1994. More details...

39. Maurice Tillet

Actor | Rive gauche

Maurice Tillet, better known by his Professional wrestling name, "The French Angel". Maurice was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on October 23, 1903 of French parents. His father was an engineer involved in the construction of the Trans-Siberian railroad and his mother was a teacher of languages. By...

40. Stan Mikita

Actor | Wayne's World

Stan Mikita was born on May 20, 1940 in Sokolce, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for Wayne's World (1992), 1961 Stanley Cup Finals (1961) and 1962 Stanley Cup Finals (1962). He was previously married to Jill Cerny. He died on August 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

41. Carl Byrd

Actor | Star Trek

Carl Byrd was born on August 10, 1935 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He was an actor, known for Star Trek (1966), Telefon (1977) and Mission: Impossible (1966). He died on February 7, 2001 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

42. Roebuck 'Pops' Staples

Soundtrack | The Peanut Butter Falcon

Roebuck 'Pops' Staples was born on December 28, 1914 in Winona, Mississippi, USA. He was an actor, known for The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019), The Help (2011) and Wag the Dog (1997). He was previously married to Oceola Staples. He died on December 19, 2000 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

43. John Dillinger

Self | Dillinger: Public Enemy No. 1

One of the most famous bank robbers in history, he was born John Herbert Dillinger on June 22, 1903, to a grocery store owner named John Wilson Dillinger and his wife Mollie (the family also included an older sister, Audrey). By all accounts the Dillingers were a normal "all-American" family, but ...

44. William Warfield

Actor | Show Boat

William Warfield was a concert baritone singer, who gave his recital debut in New York's Town Hall in 1950. He was then quickly invited by the Australian Broadcast Corporation to tour Australia for thirty-five concerts. As an actor, he appeared in only two motion pictures, one of them being his ...

45. John M. Watson Sr.

Actor | The Fugitive

John M. Watson Sr. was born on January 10, 1937 in Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Fugitive (1993), Natural Born Killers (1994) and Groundhog Day (1993). He was previously married to Virginia. He died on September 7, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

46. David Cram

Self | Serious Serial Killers

David Cram was born on August 22, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He died on April 28, 2001 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

47. Joseph Wayne Miller

Actor | Heavyweights

Joseph Wayne Miller was born on December 18, 1981 in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Heavyweights (1995) and Folks! (1992). He died on January 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

48. Frank Nitti

Although Frank Nitti has gotten the reputation over the years as the right-hand man of gangster Al Capone and a feared killer in his own right, this has actually proven not to be the case. Although Nitti and Capone were as youths in New York City both members of the Five Points Gang--one of the ...

49. Vince Viverito

Actor | Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Vince Viverito was born on February 18, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Above the Law (1988) and The Untouchables (1987). He died on May 16, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

50. Les Podewell

Actor | Groundhog Day

Lester Burton Podewell was born on November 3, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the son of Edwin L. Podewell (1881-1964) and Anna B. Birkgit (1881-1961). He met actress Beverly Ruth Younger (1915-1999) in the Eugene O'Neill play, The Straw, in which they both had roles. They married later that year ...

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