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

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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...

2. Buddy Holly

Soundtrack | Mr. Nobody

Buddy Holly was born on September 7, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas, USA as Charles Hardin Holley. He was married to Maria Elena Santiago. He died on February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA.

3. Marcia Blakesley

Actress | Gunsmoke

Marcia Blakesley was born on May 11, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Gunsmoke (1955), Breaking Point (1963) and Here's Hollywood (1960). She was married to G. Dan Cervantes. She died on July 31, 1975 in Atlantic, Iowa, USA.

4. James Whitworth

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 ...

5. Ritchie Valens

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...

6. James G. Becker

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 ...

7. Eddie Foy III

Casting Director | Together Brothers

Eddie Foy III was born on February 10, 1935 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a casting director and producer, known for Together Brothers (1974), The Arrogant (1988) and The Take (1974). He died on November 3, 2018 in Denison, Iowa, USA.

8. Gene Blakely

Actor | Used Cars

Gene Blakely was born on June 8, 1922 in Osceola, Nebraska, USA. He was an actor, known for Used Cars (1980), That Darn Cat! (1965) and Everything's Ducky (1961). He died on November 23, 1987 in Creston, Iowa, USA.

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,...

10. Dick Dale

Soundtrack | The Dodge Dancing Party

Dick Dale was born on September 14, 1926 in Algona, Iowa, USA as Richard Lee Dale. He was married to Marguerite Gappa. He died on December 26, 2014 in Algona.

11. Joanna Cole

Writer | The Magic School Bus

Her fifth-grade teacher was the inspiration for Ms. Frizzle.

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...

13. The Big Bopper

Soundtrack | True Romance

The Big Bopper was born on October 24, 1930 in Sabine Pass, Texas, USA as Jiles Perry Richardson Jr. He was married to Adrianne Joy Fryon. He died on February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA.

14. Greg McClure

Actor | Joe Palooka in The Squared Circle

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 ...

16. Michael Cornelison

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...

17. Russell S. Doughten Jr.

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...

19. Dale White

Actor | The Jack Benny Program

Dale White was born on January 13, 1932 in Otto, Wyoming, USA as Dale Porter White. He was an actor, known for The Jack Benny Program (1950). He was married to Marie Maughan. He died on February 16, 2006 in Pella, Iowa, USA.

20. Marcel De la Brosse

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.

21. Nicole Rae

Actress | 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams

Nicole Rae was born on May 6, 1982 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA as Nicole Rae Schafer. She is known for her work on 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010), Ash (2010) and Flick (2012). She died on July 3, 2019 in Des Moines.

22. Julie Noble

Actress | Mischief

Julie Noble was born on September 9, 1961 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA as Julie Norinne Noble. She was an actress, known for Mischief (1985), Caged Fury (1990) and The Killing Game (1988). She died on December 23, 2008 in Iowa City.

23. Donald W. Thompson

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.

24. Lois Rayman

Actress | Pillow Talk

Lois Rayman was born on July 6, 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for Pillow Talk (1959), Tightrope (1959) and Cheyenne (1955). She died on October 13, 2014 in Hiawatha, Iowa.

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. ...

27. John Parham

Writer | Night Drive

John Parham was born in 1954. He was a writer, known for Night Drive (2010) and American Pickers (2010). He was married to Bree Parham. He died in 2017 in Anamosa, Iowa, USA.

28. Paul Dale

Actor | It's a Small World

Paul Dale was born on July 30, 1923 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA as Dale Paullin. He was an actor, known for It's a Small World (1950). He died on November 2, 2016 in Marshalltown, Iowa.

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.

31. Larry Odell Lane

Actor | Stripes

Larry Odell Lane was born on November 2, 1948 in Iowa, USA as Larry O'Dell Lane. He was an actor, known for Stripes (1981). He was married to Goldie Stafford Lane. He died on December 23, 2014 in Adel, Iowa.

32. Paul Gray

Soundtrack | Resident Evil

Paul Gray was born on April 8, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Paul Dedrick Gray. He was married to Brenna. He died on May 24, 2010 in Urbandale, Iowa, USA.

33. Glen Buxton

Soundtrack | The Faculty

Glen Buxton was born on November 10, 1947 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He died on October 19, 1997 in Clarion, Iowa, USA.

34. Denny Gable

Actor | Sextette

Denny Gable was born on November 27, 1950 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for Sextette (1977) and Pumping Iron (1977). He died on July 23, 2000 in Cedar Rapids.

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.

37. Sylvia Liggett

Thousands Cheer

Sylvia Liggett was born on January 11, 1915 in Nishnabotna, Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for Thousands Cheer (1943). She died on December 20, 2002 in Manilla, Iowa.

38. Richard Bissell

Writer | The Pajama Game

Father: Frederick Ezekiel Bissell; Mother Edith Mary Pike.

39. Bill Sackter

Self | A Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story

Bill Sackter was born on April 13, 1913 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He died on June 16, 1983 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA.

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 ...

41. Bump Elliott

Self | 1965 Rose Bowl

Bump Elliott was born on January 30, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Chalmers W. Elliott. He was married to Barbara Lee Conard. He died on December 7, 2019 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA.

42. Roland Schlotzhauer


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 ...

43. Clive Elliott

Actor | Triangle

Clive Elliott was born on May 19, 1936 in Bilbao, Spain. He was an actor, known for Triangle (1964), The Pied Piper (1972) and Fire Crackers (1964). He died on September 1, 2018 in West Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

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...

45. Josephine Adair

Actress | More to Be Pitied Than Scorned

Josephine Adair was born on November 30, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for More to Be Pitied Than Scorned (1922), Only a Shop Girl (1922) and Children of Dust (1923). She died in 1997 in Iowa, USA.

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...

47. Jordan Schmidt

Actor | Children of the Corn

Jordan Schmidt was born on May 16, 1997 in Moline, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Children of the Corn (2009). He died on January 12, 2013 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA.

48. Jerry Dwyer

Self | Gotta Travel On: Remembering When the Music Died

Jerry Dwyer was born on October 11, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He died on January 16, 2016 in Mason City, Iowa, USA.

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