Death Place Matching "Detroit, Michigan, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Aretha Franklin

Actress | The Blues Brothers

Grammy-winning Queen of Soul and the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Barbara Vernice (Siggers) and C. L. Franklin, a Baptist minister, who preached at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit for over thirty ...

2. Gilbert R. Hill

Actor | Beverly Hills Cop

Gilbert R. Hill was born on November 6, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Gilbert Roland Hill. He was an actor, known for Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). He was married to Delores Hooks. He died on February 29, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

3. Chris Cornell

Soundtrack | Casino Royale

Chris Cornell was a rock icon who thrived on contradictions. An innovator who resisted genre labels, he was nonetheless a chief architect of the 90s grunge movement. Frequently ranked as one of the best voices in music history, he successfully maintained his own unique identity over decades as a ...

4. Levi Stubbs

Actor | Little Shop of Horrors

Levi Stubbs was born on June 6, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Levi Stubbles. He was an actor, known for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Captain N: The Game Master (1989) and Queer as Folk (2000). He was married to Clineice Townsend. He died on October 17, 2008 in Detroit.

5. Proof

Soundtrack | Bad Company

Proof was born on October 2, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as DeShaun Holton. He was an actor and composer, known for Bad Company (2002), The Longest Yard (2005) and 8 Mile (2002). He was married to Sharonda. He died on April 11, 2006 in Detroit.

6. Rosa Parks

Self | Touched by an Angel

Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA as Rosa Louise McCauley. She was married to Raymond Parks. She died on October 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

7. Mukesh

Music Department | Anari

A singer in a class of his own, Mukesh was ranked, along with Mohammad Rafi and Kishore Kumar, as one of the greatest male playback singers in Bollywood history. However, his position was unique - while Rafi was perfection incarnate and Kumar was the astonishing yodeller, Mukesh was that man in a ...

8. Harry Houdini

Actor | The Man from Beyond

The great American escape artist and magician Houdini (immortalized by a memorable performance by Tony Curtis in the eponymous 1953 film) was born Erich Weiss on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, though he often gave his birthplace as Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was raised. One of five ...

9. Florence Ballard

Self | ABC Stage 67

Florence Glenda Wilson Ballard was born and grew up in Detroit. By the time she turned 15, her family moved to the Brewster-Douglas housing project, and Florence attended Northeastern High School, where she met and became friends with Mary Wilson. Ballard had always wanted to be a singer and ...

10. David Agresta

Actor | Best of the Best

He is an actor, known for Best of the Best (1989) as well as an author. He and Caroline Latham wrote 1989 novel "Dodge Dynasty: The Car and the Family That Rocked Detroit". The last known source he left behind was a three paragraph review of James Armand Clayton's novel "New World Order". He ...

11. Robert Clampett

Director | Time for Beany

Born in San Diego, California, the young Robert Clampett was monumentally moved as a child by the film The Lost World (1925), inspiring him to create a sea-serpent sock-puppet that he used in puppet shows to entertain the neighborhood kids. This led him to create a stuffed Mickey Mouse toy, which ...

12. Hank Rolike

Actor | Rocky

Hank Rolike was born on June 20, 1927 in Ohio, USA as Henry Rolike. He was an actor, known for Rocky (1976), Quantum Leap (1989) and Rocky II (1979). He was married to Rose Watkins. He died on October 14, 2002 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

13. Martell Lane

Actor | Five-O

Martell Lane was an actor, known for Five-O (2016), 2Eleven (2015) and McGraw Ave (2020). He died on July 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

14. Dinah Washington

Soundtrack | The Cable Guy

Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the former Ruth Lee Jones moved with her family to Chicago as a young girl. She considered the Windy City her true home. And it was there in early 1940s that a local nightclub owner provided her first gig - and a new name that she would make famous. By 1959 she had ...

15. Carolyn Franklin

Actress | The Blues Brothers

Carolyn Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1944. Her father was the famous Rev. C. L. Franklin. She had two brothers, Cecil and Vaughan, and two sisters, Emma and Aretha. Carolyn recorded for RCA Victor Records and wrote songs for both Erma Franklin ("Don't Catch The Dog's Bone") and Aretha...

16. Fred 'Sonic' Smith

Soundtrack | Almost Famous

Fred 'Sonic' Smith was born on September 13, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Frederick Dewey Smith. He was married to Patti Smith. He died on November 4, 1994 in Detroit.

17. Wesley Allen Gullick

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Wesley Allen Gullick was born on February 24, 1948. He was an actor, known for Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). He died on February 20, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

18. Donald Goines

Writer | Never Die Alone

Robert Goines, the African American writer who turned out 16 novels under his own name and his pseudonym "Al C. Clark" in his brief literary career, was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1937. He was sent to Catholic school by his family, who expected young Donald to get his education and eventually ...

19. Yahee

Actress | The Edge of Night

Yahee was born on September 1, 1950 in Wareham, Massachusetts, USA as Marion Ann Fernandes. She was an actress, known for The Edge of Night (1956) and Good Times (1974). She was married to Gregory Baxter. She died on March 30, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

20. Paul Williams

Self | TCB

Paul Williams was born on July 2, 1939 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He is known for his work on TCB (1968), The Lloyd Thaxton Show (1961) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). He was married to Mary. He died on August 17, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

21. Son House

Soundtrack | Supernatural

Legendary bluesman and one of the originators of the Mississippi Delta blues style, Son House was born Eddie Jones Jr. in 1902 in Riverton, MS, a small impoverished town in the Mississippi Delta. He sang in his local Baptist church as a youth and actually became a preacher at 20 years of age. His ...

22. C.L. Franklin

Self | American Masters

C.L. Franklin was born on January 22, 1915 in the USA as Clarence LaVaughn Franklin. He was married to Barbara Siggers and Alene Gaines. He died on July 27, 1984 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

23. Ron Banks

Self | Soul Train

Ron Banks was born on May 10, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Ronald Dean Banks. He was married to Sandy and Vickie Stamps. He died on March 4, 2010 in Detroit.

24. Renaldo Benson

Soundtrack | Jerry Maguire

Renaldo Benson was born on June 14, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for Jerry Maguire (1996), Flight (2012) and The Girl Next Door (2004). He was married to Valaida. He died on July 1, 2005 in Detroit.

25. Urs Furrer

Cinematographer | Shaft

Born of Swiss parents in Indonesia, he began his photography career as a youth before coming to the USA in the 1950s. He made many documentaries as well as industrial films.

26. James Lorimer

Actor | A Foreign Affair

James Lorimer was born on November 8, 1910 in Anderson, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for A Foreign Affair (1948), The Mating Season (1951) and The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955). He was married to Alexandra Corliss Brackett. He died on December 23, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

27. Ruby Elzy

Actress | The Emperor Jones

Ruby Elzy was a pioneer black opera singer who appeared on stage, radio and film. A native of Mississippi, Elzy created the role of Serena in George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" on Broadway in 1935. She made her film debut opposite Paul Robeson in 1933's "The Emperor Jones" while still a student at ...

28. Esther Ridgeway

Actress | Blues Brothers 2000

Sister of Gracie Ridgeway and Gloria Ridgeway. The youngest of four children. Sang with her elementary school's music band. Her oldest brother, Tommie Ridgeway, Jr., was killed in drug dealing. She and sisters Gloria Ridgeway and Gracie Ridgeway formed a singing group called The Ridgeway Sisters at...

29. David Hackney

Soundtrack | Kill the Irishman

David Hackney was born on March 19, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He died on October 9, 2000 in Detroit.

30. Roger B. Smith

Self | Roger & Me

Rodger B. Smith was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 12, 1925. He earned a bachelor degree in business administration at the University of Michigan in 1947, and his MBA at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business in 1953. He served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946.

Smith began ...

31. Herschel Mayall

Actor | The Beast

Herschel Mayall was born on July 12, 1863 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor, known for The Beast (1916), A Tale of Two Cities (1917) and Shackled (1918). He died on June 10, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

32. Joe Schenck

Actor | They Learned About Women

Joe Schenck was born on June 2, 1891 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Joseph Thuma Schenck. He was an actor, known for They Learned About Women (1930), The Naughty Twenties (1951) and Van and Schenck 'the Pennant Winning Battery of Songland' (1927). He was married to Lillian Broderick. He died on June...

33. Ronald White

Soundtrack | Hardcore Henry

Ronald White was born on April 5, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was married to Gloria. He died on August 26, 1995 in Detroit.

35. Henry Ford II

Self | Producers' Showcase

Henry Ford II was born on September 4, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Producers' Showcase (1954), Longines Chronoscope (1951) and The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (1953). He was married to Anne McDonnell. He died on September 29, 1987 in Detroit.

36. Gracie Ridgeway

Actress | Blues Brothers 2000

Gracie Ridgeway was born on June 16, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She was an actress, known for Blues Brothers 2000 (1998). She died on April 19, 2006 in Detroit.

37. Allan Forrest

Actor | Melissa of the Hills

Allan Forrest was born on September 1, 1885 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Allan Forrest Fisher. He was an actor and director, known for Melissa of the Hills (1917), Two Can Play (1926) and Pampered Youth (1925). He was married to Edna, Lottie Pickford and Ann Little. He died on July 25, 1941 in ...

38. Edsel Ford

Writer | Upcoming Ford Project

Edsel Ford was born on November 6, 1893 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Edsel Bryant Ford. He was a writer, known for Upcoming Ford Project (2021). He was married to Eleanor Clay. He died on May 26, 1943 in Detroit.

39. Mel Farr

Actor | Paper Lion

Mel Farr was born on November 3, 1944 in Beaumont, Texas, USA as Melvin Farr. He was an actor, known for Paper Lion (1968), The NFL on CBS (1956) and NFL Monday Night Football (1970). He was married to Jasmine Rozier, Jasmine and Linda Johnson Rice. He died on August 3, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan, ...

40. Harvey Fuqua

Soundtrack | Adventures in Babysitting

Singer / songwriter / record producer Harvey Fuqua was born in Louisville, KY, on July 27, 1929. His uncle was Charles Fuqua, a member of The Ink Spots, and Harvey spent much of his childhood singing on street corners with relatives and friends, including Bobby Lester. After a stint in the army, ...

41. June Wurster

Actress | Racket Squad

June Wurster was born on June 8, 1925 in the USA as June Susan Mahler. She was an actress, known for Racket Squad (1950). She died on December 29, 1993 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

42. Emanuel Steward

Actor | The Fighter

Emanuel Steward was born on July 7, 1944 in Bottom Creek, West Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for The Fighter (2010), Thomas Hearns vs. Pipino Cuevas (1980) and HBO Boxing (1973). He was married to Marie Steele. He died on October 25, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

43. William Guest

Actor | Murphy Brown

William Guest was born on June 2, 1941 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as William Franklin Guest. He was an actor, known for Murphy Brown (1988), Operation: Entertainment (1968) and The Andy Williams Show (1969). He died on December 24, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

44. Jamison Handy

Producer | Holiday for Bill

Jamison Handy was born on March 6, 1886 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Henry Jamison Handy. He was a producer, known for Holiday for Bill (1951), Of Men and Menus (1941) and Hired! (1940). He died on November 13, 1983 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

45. Horace Woodring

Self | The Mike Douglas Show

Horace Woodring was born on September 30, 1926 in Morganfield, Kentucky, USA as Horace Lynn Woodring. He died on November 3, 2003 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

46. Joe Hunter

Music Department | Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Joe Hunter was born on November 19, 1927 in Jackson, Tennessee, USA as Joseph Edward Hunter. He is known for his work on Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002) and 2003 Motor City Boogie Woogie & Blues Festival (2004). He was married to Mabel Miller. He died on February 2, 2007 in Detroit, ...

47. Regina Rambeau

Charlie Chan in Shanghai

Regina Rambeau was born on December 1, 1904. She was an actress, known for Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935), The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935) and Metropolitan (1935). She died on January 6, 1997 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

48. Coleman Young

Self | Chameleon Street

Coleman Young was born on May 24, 1918 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA as Coleman Alexander Young. He was married to Nadine Baxter and Marion McClellan. He died on November 29, 1997 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

49. Charles Dressen

Self | What's My Line?

Charles Dressen was born on September 20, 1898 in Decatur, Illinois, USA as Charles Walter Dressen. He is known for his work on What's My Line? (1950), 1953 World Series (1953) and The Jack Benny Program (1950). He died on August 10, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

50. Edward Roberts

Actor | The White King of the Zaras

Edward Roberts was born on June 21, 1890. He was an actor, known for The White King of the Zaras (1915), Stanley at Starvation Camp (1915) and Stanley Among the Voodoo Worshipers (1915). He died in November 1976 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.


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