Death Place Matching "Iowa, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Cary Grant
Actor | Charade
Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I."
Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years...
Actor | The Hills Have Eyes
Big, brawny and burly, with a rough face, thick, dark curly hair, a furry mustache, a deep, growly voice, and a strong, stocky build, the redoubtable James Whitworth certainly made his aggressive and intimidating presence felt in several choice down'n'dirty 1970's drive-in exploitation pictures in ...
Soundtrack | Grease
Ritchie, the 'California Kid' was from a family of poverty stricken fruit pickers and was the first rock star to originate from the West Coast and one of the innovators of 'Latino rock. In an eight month career he scored three hits with 'Come On Let's Go', 'Donna' and 'La Bamba' before being killed...
Actor | Star Trek: The Next Generation
James G. Becker (15 March 1966 - 5 December 2014; age 48) was a former background actor who appeared as the Starfleet officer known behind the scenes as Ensign Youngblood throughout the first three seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also worked as a stand-in on the series.
Hailing from a ...
9. John Falsey
Writer | Northern Exposure
John Falsey was born on November 6, 1951 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as John Henry Falsey Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Northern Exposure (1990), I'll Fly Away (1991) and St. Elsewhere (1982). He was married to Julie and Kathy Suzanne Mynes. He died on January 3, 2019 in Iowa City,...
12. Rocky Marciano
Actor | College Confidential
Rocky Marciano was born on September 1, 1923 in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA as Rocco Francis Marchegiano. He was an actor, known for College Confidential (1960), Captain David Grief (1957) and The Knockout Parade (1953). He was married to Barbara Cousins. He died on August 31, 1969 in Newton, Iowa...
14. Greg McClure
He fit the "tall, dark and handsome" Hollywood prototype beautifully and while the solidly built Greg McClure made a robust dent in Hollywood films after a "Cinderella Man" breakthrough toward the end of WWII, his name would be quickly forgotten following his early retirement.
He was born Dale D'Orr...
15. Vincent St. Cyr
Actor | Billy Two Hats
William Vincent St.Cyr, or Vince was born on the Winnebago Indian Reservation on the Eastern banks of the Missouri River in Nebraska. In 1950, he entered the United States Marine Corps where he served in Korea during the Korean conflict. During his service, he was awarded the Bronze Star, the ...
Actor | The Greatest American Hero
Michael Cornelison began his professional career as an actor in 1967, at the age of fifteen, appearing in a series of educational shorts for Coronet Films. In 1974, Michael co-starred with Cliff Robertson and Robert Preston in the ABC-TV movie, My Father's House (1975). In 1978, Cornelison returned...
Producer | Happiness Is...
Born and raised in Iowa, Russell S. Doughten Jr. was interested in dramatics as a boy and yet never looked upon it as a profession. But while attending Drake University on an athletic scholarship, his interest in dramatics grew and, following a World War II Navy stint, he returned to Drake to study...
18. Tom Fugle
Director | Tom Fugle Fuck Off
Thomas Jerome "Tom" Fugle born 1941 in Sioux City, was an American craftsman and legendary biker. Tom was the son of Salmer and Bernadine (Schumacher) Fugle. Tom graduated from Central High School in Sioux City. He married Connie Anderson in 1969 to together they had a daughter, Natasha. Connie and...
Actor | Le chanteur de Séville
Marcel De la Brosse was born on August 4, 1902 in Hericy, France as Auguste Marcel Hervault. He was an actor, known for Le chanteur de Séville (1931), Suspicion (1957) and The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960). He died on July 5, 2001 in Carroll, Iowa, USA.
Writer | The Prodigal Planet
Donald W. Thompson was born on August 18, 1937 in Hornell, New York, USA as Donald Whitney Thompson. He was a writer and director, known for The Prodigal Planet (1983), Image of the Beast (1980) and Heaven's Heroes (1980). He was married to Beverly Thompson. He died on July 17, 2019 in Iowa, USA.
25. Bobbie Battista
Actress | Contact
Bobbie Battista was born on July 23, 1952 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA as Barbara Ann Nusser. She was an actress, known for Contact (1997), CNN Saturday (1998) and CNN Prime News (1980). She was married to John Mahon Brimelow and James Michael Battista. She died on March 3, 2020 in Davenport, Iowa.
26. Richard Warren
Actor | Harbor Command
Marold Glaspey was the son of Wallace Henry and Alice Lorinda (DeBrie) Glaspey and brother to Mrs. Betty Letts and Mrs. Leta Mae Seaton, both of the Iowa City area. "Timer" grew up in Hills, Johnson County, Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1941 with a degree in speech and drama. ...
29. Von Dexter
Composer | House on Haunted Hill
Von Dexter was born 9 December 1912 in Aurora, Illinois. He later moved to Chicago where his professional music career began while still at school playing in Chicago bars and night clubs. After gaining a music degree at USC he settled in California and became West Coast MD for NBC. From 1952 he was...
30. Martha Thimmesch
Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Martha Thimmesch was born on May 26, 1961 in Pontiac, Michigan, USA as Martha Marie Thimmesch. She was an actress, known for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998). She died on March 26, 2007 in Dubuque, Iowa, USA.
35. Richard Lage
Actor | The Bridges of Madison County
Richard Lage was born on April 1, 1931 in Hartley, Iowa, USA as Richard John Lage. He was an actor, known for The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Captain Z-Ro (1955) and Haunting Villisca (2006). He was married to Janice Lage. He died on April 2, 2009 in Des Moines, Iowa.
36. Alvin Straight
Father of Lewis, Joseph, Gus, William, Patrick, Lora and Dian Straight.
40. Thomas Gifford
Writer | Dirty Tricks
Won awards at Harvard for creative writing; worked at The Sun Newspaper and The Guthrie; won Putnam's prize for best first novel (The Wind Chill Factor).
From Dubuque, Iowa, after graduating from college he moved to the Twin Cities, MN where he and his wife, Kari Sandven, had two children (Thomas ...
He was killed when the Bell 206B Jet Ranger III helicopter being used to film scenes of a parade for the movie The Final Season (2007) crashed in eastern Iowa. The helicopter was carrying pilot Richard Green, 72, owner of Ritel Copter Services (Hudson, Iowa); producer Tony Wilson; and Roland when ...
44. Irv Shoemaker
Actor | Matty's Funday Funnies
Irv Shoemaker was born on April 7, 1925 in Mishawaka, Indiana, USA as Ervin Eugene Shoemaker. He was an actor, known for Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil (1959) and Thunderbolt the Wondercolt (1952). He was married to Alberta Borem, Patricia Reynolds and Mary Louise Curci. He died on December 2...
46. Lew Fonseca
Director | Touching All Bases
A major league baseball player for 12 seasons, he won the American League batting title as a first baseman in 1929 - the highlight of a career plagued by injuries. Starting out as a second baseman with the Cincinnati Reds, his life took a surprising turn after joining the Cleveland Indians when his...