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


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1. 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" ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. 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, ...

5. 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 ...

6. Del Close

Actor | The Blob

Del Close played "Polonious" once in "Hamlet", and won a Joseph Jefferson Award for it. But the role he really wanted to play was "Yorick". He had to die to do it, but now he may get his wish. Under the terms of his will, Close, who died March 4, 1999, has left his skull to the Goodman Theatre.

Del ...

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. 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.

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. 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 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939). He was married to Mary Grace Borel. He died on July 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

11. Juice WRLD

Soundtrack | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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

12. 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 ...

13. 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 married to Metta Davis. He died on October 15, 2008 in Chicago.

14. 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. ...

15. 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: The Original Series (1966) and What's Happening!! (1976). He died on July 18, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

16. 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 ...

17. Mahalia Jackson

Soundtrack | Glory Road

Mahalia Jackson was born on October 26, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She was married to Minters Sigmund Galloway and Isaac Lanes Grey Hockenhull. She died on January 27, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

18. Fred Hampton

Self | Breathing Together: Revolution of the Electric Family

Fred Hampton was born on August 30, 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. He died on December 4, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

19. Barbara Trentham

Actress | Rollerball

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

20. John Santucci

Actor | Crime Story

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

21. 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 Island of Lost Souls (1932). She was married to Jos Fernandez, Glen A. Rardin and Forrest Smith. She died on April 9, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

22. 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 ...

23. Maurice Tillet

Actor | Les bateliers de la Volga

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...

24. Joseph F. Kosala

Actor | The Fugitive

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

25. Norman Gibson

Actor | Cooley High

Norman Gibson was born on September 18, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Cooley High (1975). He died on September 29, 1976 in Chicago.

26. Rod Daniel

Director | WKRP in Cincinnati

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

27. 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 ...

28. 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.

29. Stan Mikita

Actor | Wayne's World

Stan Mikita was born on May 20, 1940 in Sokolce, Czechoslovakia as Stanislaus Guoth. He was an actor, known for Wayne's World (1992), Twenty-four Hours in Czechoslovakia (1968) and The Twentieth Century (1957). He was married to Jill Cerny. He died on August 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

30. 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 married to Shirley Wright. He died on May 19, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

31. Lois Hardwick

Actress | Knockout Buster

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 "...

32. 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.

33. Sohrab Shahid Saless

Director | Tabiate bijan

Sohrab Shaheed Salles was born in Tehran in 1944 to a middle-class family and lived in Tehran. Shahid Saless was a storyteller as a child, with a passion for visualizing his narrations. During his teenage years, he showed an imaginative talent, writing and acting in plays with friends. In 1963, ...

35. 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 ...

36. 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 ...

37. Thomas A. Dorsey

Soundtrack | Mississippi Burning

Thomas A. Dorsey was born on July 1, 1899 in Villa Rica, Georgia, USA. He was married to Nettie Harper. He died on January 23, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

38. Clara Peller

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

Clara Peller was born on August 4, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois. Clara lived most of her early life in Chicago. She married a local jeweler at age twenty; the couple had two children prior to divorcing eight years later. Peller worked as a manicurist for thirty-five years at a local Chicago beauty ...

39. 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 married to Virginia. He died on September 7, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

40. Junior Wells

Soundtrack | The Hitman's Bodyguard

Born in Memphis in 1934, Junior Wells was one of the primary blues harmonica players in Chicago after World War II. Influenced by Sonny Boy Williamson and, especially, Walter Jacobs (aka "Little Walter"), Wells helped to define the sound of the harmonica in the 1950s, first with the Aces, a group ...

41. Frank Nitti

Actor | Nana Roxie's Revenge

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 ...

42. Tiger Joe Marsh

Actor | The Time Tunnel

Big, bald, and burly 6'1" professional wrestler and actor Tiger Joe Marsh was born Joseph Samuel Marusich to parents of Yugoslavian descent on August 25, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois. Marsh was born in a South Chicago neighborhood and eventually moved to the area around 24th Street and Wentworth ...

43. Marge Kotlisky

Actress | Major League

Marge Kotlisky was born on February 19, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Margaret Kotlisky. She was an actress, known for Major League (1989), Sixteen Candles (1984) and Thief (1981). She died on December 2, 1997 in Chicago.

44. James Spinks

Actor | Mo' Money

James Spinks was born on October 15, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Mo' Money (1992), Damien: Omen II (1978) and Car Wash (1976). He died on July 29, 1996 in Chicago.

45. Bobbie Arnstein

Bobbie Arnstein was born on May 2, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Roberta Arnstein. She died on January 20, 1975 in Chicago.

46. Mildred J. Hill

Soundtrack | Paycheck

She and sister, Patty Smith Hill, are buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Louisville, KY)

47. Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith

Actor | The Blues Brothers

Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith was born on January 19, 1936 in Helena, Arkansas, USA. He was an actor, known for The Blues Brothers (1980), The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (2009) and Sidemen: Long Road to Glory (2016). He died on September 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

48. Elijah Muhammad

Self | Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X

Elijah Muhammad was born on October 7, 1897 in Sandersville, Georgia, USA as Elijah Poole. He was married to Clara Evans. He died on February 25, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

49. Studs Terkel

Actor | Eight Men Out

Studs Terkel was born on May 16, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Louis Terkel. He was an actor, known for Eight Men Out (1988), Medium Cool (1969) and American Playhouse (1980). He was married to Ida Goldberg. He died on October 31, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

50. Yale Wexler

Actor | Shirley Temple's Storybook

Yale Wexler was born on February 6, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Yale Richard Wexler. He was an actor, known for Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Johnny Staccato (1959) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). He was married to Linda Cristal. He died on February 12, 1996 in Chicago.


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