Death Place Matching "San Diego, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Fred Ward

Actor | Short Cuts

A marvelous character actor with intense eyes, a sly grin and somewhat grizzled appearance, Golden Globe-winner Fred Ward had nearly 90 appearances under his belt in many tremendous films and television programs. He first became interested in acting after serving three years in the US Air Force and...

2. Dale Robertson

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 ...

3. Mercedes McCambridge

Actress | Giant

Mercedes McCambridge was 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) ...

4. Allison Hayes

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 ...

5. Heather O'Rourke

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 ...

6. Milburn Stone

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 ...

7. John Williams

Actor | Dial M for Murder

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 ...

8. Dick Shawn

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

One-of-a-kind comedian Dick Shawn was as intriguingly clever and off-the-wall as they came. As such, he proved to be rather an acquired taste on film and TV. A counterculture favorite far ahead of his time, it became a hit-and-miss effort in proper vehicles for this man's eccentric genius. He ...

9. Josh Ryan Evans

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), ...

10. Susan Morrow

Actress | Cat-Women of the Moon

Susan Morrow was an American actress, who was primarily active during the 1950s. She was the older sister of Judith Exner (1934-1999), a woman who claimed to have served as the mistress of politician John F. Kennedy, gang leader Sam Giancana (boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1957 to 1966), and ...

11. Virginia Vincent

Actress | The Hills Have Eyes

Virginia Vincent was born on May 3, 1918 in Goshen, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957) and The Return of Dracula (1958). She was previously married to Frank London and Jack Vincent. She died on October 3, 2013 in San ...

12. Barbara Payton

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, ...

13. 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 ...

14. Jimmy Lydon

Actor | Vigilante Force

Born to a large Irish Catholic family (the fifth of nine children) and raised in New York City, Lydon overcame a birth defect and alcoholic father to begin a Broadway career in 1937, acting opposite Van Heflin, Sidney Lumet and Uta Hagen in separate productions. After a number of films with ...

15. 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 ...

16. 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 ...

17. Baynes Barron

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Baynes Barron was born on May 29, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), From Hell It Came (1957) and Captain Midnight (1954). He died on July 21, 1982 in San Diego, California, USA.

18. Ben Davidson

Actor | Conan the Barbarian

Ben Davidson was born on June 14, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Conan the Barbarian (1982), How the West Was Won (1976) and The Black 6 (1973). He was previously married to Kathy. He died on July 2, 2012 in San Diego, California, USA.

19. 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 ...

20. Lew Brown

Actor | Airport

Lew Brown was born on March 18, 1925 in Goltry, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for Airport (1970), Topaz (1969) and Days of Our Lives (1965). He was previously married to Toby Adler. He died on July 27, 2014 in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA.

21. 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 ...

22. Jerry Maren

Actor | House

Born to Italian emigrant parents, Emilio Marenghi and Raffaella Scanzillo, young Jerry took dancing lessons when he was young and aspired to be an actor. In November 1938, standing just 3' 4", he met up with the Oz-bound group of little people in New York and went by bus to California. There he was...

23. 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 ...

24. Lenore Shanewise

Actress | Matinee Theater

Lenore Shanewise was born on October 12, 1887 in Waterloo, Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for Matinee Theatre (1955), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Tales of Tomorrow (1951). She died on December 22, 1980 in San Diego, California, USA.

25. Abner Biberman

Actor | His Girl Friday

Abner Biberman was born on April 1, 1909 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was a director and actor, known for His Girl Friday (1940), Winchester '73 (1950) and Gunga Din (1939). He was previously married to Sibil Kamban (editor), Helen Churchill Dalby and Tolbie Snyderman. He died on June 20, 1977 ...

26. 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, ...

27. Paul Sorensen

Actor | Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Paul Sorensen was born on February 16, 1926 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA. 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 previously married to Jacqueline May. He died on July 17, 2008 in Cardiff by-the-Sea, San Diego ...

28. Reinhold Weege

Writer | Night Court

Reinhold Weege was born on December 23, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Night Court (1984), Barney Miller (1975) and Park Place (1980). He was previously married to Shelley Pierce. He died on December 1, 2012 in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA.

29. Eddie Smith

Stunts | Live and Let Die

Eddie Smith was born on December 1, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Live and Let Die (1973), The Nutty Professor (1996) and Scarface (1983). He died on June 1, 2005 in San Diego, California, USA.

30. Peter Allen

Soundtrack | Arthur

Peter Allen was born on February 10, 1944 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, known for Arthur (1981), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) and Muriel's Wedding (1994). He was previously married to Liza Minnelli. He died on June 18, 1992 in San Diego, California, USA.

31. Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei

Actor | Star Trek

Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei was born on July 13, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Star Trek (1966), The Lord of the Rings (1978) and Follow the Sun (1961). He died on November 16, 1982 in San Diego, California, USA.

32. Denise Russo

Actress | Access Code

Denise Russo was an actress, known for Access Code (1984) and America's Court with Judge Ross (2010). She died on March 5, 2023 in San Diego, California, USA.

33. Dorothy Lee

Actress | Half Shot at Sunrise

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 ...

34. Charlotte Henry

Actress | Babes in Toyland

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 ...

35. Hugh Gillin

Actor | Back to the Future Part III

Hugh Gillin was born on July 14, 1925 in Galesburg, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Back to the Future Part III (1990), Psycho II (1983) and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988). He was previously married to Janet R Mackey and Mary Constance Nettels. He died on May 4, 2004 in San Diego, ...

36. 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...

37. Robert Rackstraw

Self | D.B. Cooper: Case Closed?

Rackstraw, a former Army helicopter pilot who had been awarded a Silver Star for valor, didn't surface as a suspect until the late 1970s, according to news reports. He'd been arrested on charges of murdering his stepfather, but was acquitted in a trial in 1978. The following year, he faced charges ...

38. John Daheim

Actor | The In-Laws

John Daheim was born on June 22, 1916 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor, known for The In-Laws (1979), Jeep-Herders (1945) and Earthquake (1974). He died on September 22, 1991 in San Diego, California, USA.

39. William Gargan

Actor | The Story of Temple Drake

William Gargan was an American actor, better known for playing fictional detectives Ellery Queen, Martin Kane, and Barrie Craig. He was once nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Gargan was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City. He attended St. James School in Brooklyn. ...

40. Maria Alba

Actress | Mr. Robinson Crusoe

Maria Alba was born on March 19, 1910 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She was an actress, known for Mr. Robinson Crusoe (1932), Kiss of Araby (1933) and El código penal (1931). She was previously married to Richard Jamar Burk. She died on October 26, 1996 in San Diego, California, USA.

41. Mickey Daniels

Actor | The Little Minister

Mickey Daniels was born on October 11, 1914 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA. He was an actor, known for The Little Minister (1922), Roaring Roads (1935) and Uncle Tom's Uncle (1926). He died on August 20, 1970 in San Diego, California, USA.

42. Tom Graeff

Director | Teenagers from Outer Space

Tom Graeff was born on September 12, 1929 in Ray, Arizona, USA. He was a director and editor, 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.

43. Archie Moore

Actor | The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Archie Moore (born Archibald Lee Wright; December 13, 1913 or 1916- December 9, 1998) was an American professional boxer and the longest reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion of all time (December 1952 - May 1962). He had one of the longest professional careers in the history of the sport, ...

44. George Duning

Composer | From Here to Eternity

George Duning was educated in Cincinnati, Ohio, and during his early 20s played trumpet and piano for the Kay Kyser band, later arranging most of the music for Kyser's popular "Kollege of Musical Knowledge" radio program. It was during the Kyser band's appearance in Carolina Moon (1940) that ...

45. Tom Palmer

Casting Director | The Young and the Restless

Thomas Palmer was a character actor in early television, Broadway and films. Palmer, originally from Toronto, appeared in such quality dramatic series on the small screen as "Philco Playhouse," "U.S. Steel Hour," "Kraft Theatre," "Armstrong Circle Theatre," "Playhouse 90" and "Studio One." As ...

46. Edward Ashley

Actor | Pride and Prejudice

Edward Ashley was born on August 12, 1904 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, known for Pride and Prejudice (1940), Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) and The Court Jester (1955). He was previously married to Renée Torres Alegría, Nora Swinburne and Nina Joyce Osborne Throsby. He ...

47. Bert Kramer

Actor | Volcano

Bert Kramer was born on October 10, 1934. He was an actor, known for Volcano (1997), Between Christmas and New Year's (2000) and Starforce (2000). He was previously married to Patricia Lynn. He died on June 20, 2001 in San Diego, California, USA.

48. Charles B. Griffith

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 ...

49. Frank Delfino

Actor | The Lord of the Rings

Frank Delfino was born on February 13, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings (1978), McDonaldland (1963) and The Hunter (1980). He was previously married to Sadie Delfino. He died on February 19, 1997 in San Diego, California, USA.

50. K.L. Smith

Actor | Star Trek

K.L. Smith was born on October 26, 1922 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for Star Trek (1966), The Untouchables (1959) and Combat! (1962). He died on August 24, 1981 in San Diego County, California, USA.

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