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

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1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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, ...

4. Mickey Daniels

Actor | The Little Minister

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

5. 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 ...

6. 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 ...

7. 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), ...

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. Mercedes McCambridge

Actress | Giant

Mercedes McCambridge is 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) ...

10. Virginia Vincent

Actress | The Hills Have Eyes

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

11. 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 ...

12. 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 ...

13. Ben Davidson

Actor | Conan the Barbarian

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

14. 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 ...

15. 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 ...

16. 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 ...

17. 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 ...

18. 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 ...

19. Edward Ashley

Actor | The Court Jester

Edward Ashley was born on August 12, 1904 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Edward Montagu Ashley Cooper . He was an actor, known for The Court Jester (1955), Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) and Bitter Sweet (1940). He was married to Nora Swinburne. He died on May 5, 2000 in San Diego, ...

20. 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, ...

21. 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 married to Toby Adler. He died on July 27, 2014 in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA.

22. David Huffman

Actor | Ice Castles

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 ...

23. 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 ...

24. 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. ...

25. Eddie Smith

Stunts | Live and Let Die

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

26. Abner Biberman

Actor | His Girl Friday

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

27. Jerry Maren

Actor | At the Circus

He took dancing lessons when he was young and aspired to be an actor. In November 1938, standing just three foot four, he met up with the Oz-bound group of little people in New York and went by bus to California. There he was chosen to be the Munchkin who hands Dorothy a welcoming lollipop.

28. Hugh Gillin

Actor | Back to the Future Part III

Hugh Gillin was born on July 14, 1925 in Galesburg, Illinois, USA as Hugh Clair Gillin Jr. He was an actor, known for Back to the Future Part III (1990), Psycho III (1986) and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988). He was married to Janet R Mackey and Mary Constance Nettels. He died on May 4, 2004 in...

29. Dwain Esper

Producer | The Seventh Commandment

Dwain Esper was probably the most obscure of the 'Hollywood hack' filmmakers of the 1930s alongside Victor Adamson, Robert J. Horner and others whom directed low-budget Westerns feature films and serials. Esper's film career was focused on softcore exploitation features which have a hard, merciless...

30. Paul Sorensen

Actor | Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

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

31. Tom Palmer

Actor | Perry Mason

Tom Palmer was born on October 26, 1912 in Toronto, Canada as Thomas Palmer. He was an actor, known for Perry Mason (1957), Dear Heart (1964) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He died on November 22, 1997 in San Diego, California, USA.

32. 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...

33. Baynes Barron

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Baynes Barron was born on May 29, 1917 in 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.

34. Peter Allen

Soundtrack | Arthur

Peter Allen was born on February 10, 1944 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia as Peter Richard Woolnough Allen. He was married to Liza Minnelli. He died on June 18, 1992 in San Diego, California, USA.

35. 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 ...

36. Archie Moore

Actor | The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Archie Moore was born on December 13, 1913 in Benoit, Mississippi, USA as Archibald Lee Wright. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960), The Fortune Cookie (1966) and The Outfit (1973). He was married to Joan Hardy and Elizabeth A. Thorton. He died on December 9, 1998 ...

37. Rico Bueno

Actor | Little Nicky

Rico Bueno was born on December 27, 1947 in the USA. He was an actor, known for Little Nicky (2000), Punch-Drunk Love (2002) and Alien: Resurrection (1997). He died on June 4, 2016 in San Diego, California, USA.

38. Chuck Henderson

Actor | Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Charles Edmund Henderson was and actor and director. He acted in movies and on stage. He was married three times and had two biological daughters. Daphne Henderson from his first marriage and Heidi Henderson(Merrigan) from his second marriage to Sharon Henderson. He lived most of his life in ...

39. Scott Holden

Actor | Breezy

Scott Holden was born on May 2, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Scott Porter Holden. He was an actor, known for Breezy (1973), The Revengers (1972) and Panhandle 38 (1972). He was married to Claude Detraz and Shirley Dorise McGrath. He died on January 21, 2005 in San Diego, California.

40. Johnny Calkins

Actor | Life with Father

Johnny Calkins was born on September 1, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Life with Father (1947), Song of Arizona (1946) and Ginger (1946). He died on September 28, 2003 in San Diego, California.

41. Edna Frawley

Actress | Realization

Edna Frawley was born on June 28, 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edna Louise Bloedt. She was an actress, known for Realization (1916), A Gay Blade's Last Scrape (1916) and Persistent Percival (1916). She was married to Edwin Alfred Mueller and William Frawley. She died on November 11, 1987 in ...

42. Erik Rolf

Actor | Kansas City Kitty

Born of Norwegian parents in Minneapolis, the son of a clergyman and a teacher, Rolf Erik Ylvisaker was attracted to the theatre at an early age, and at fourteen was playing dramatic roles on the local radio station. One of the most active and versatile players in the New York radio world, he once ...

43. Ashley Cowan

Actor | The People's Choice

Ashley Cowan was born on January 26, 1921 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The People's Choice (1946), The Buccaneer (1958) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). He died on October 9, 1990 in San Diego, California, USA.

44. 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 married to Shelley Pierce. He died on December 1, 2012 in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA.

45. John Daheim

Actor | The In-Laws

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

46. K.L. Smith

Actor | Star Trek

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

47. Maria Alba

Actress | Mr. Robinson Crusoe

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

48. Philip Truex

Actor | This Is the Army

Philip Truex was born on September 20, 1911 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Philip Earnest Truex. He was an actor, known for This Is the Army (1943), Lights Out (1946) and Oh, Evaline! (1935). He was married to Eleanor Louise Goldsworthy, Eve Truex and Yolande Donlan. He died on August 7, 2008 in ...

49. Rees Vaughn

Actor | The Playground

Rees Vaughn was born on February 23, 1935 in Berwick, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Rees Vaughn. He was an actor, known for The Playground (1965), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and Wagon Train (1957). He died on February 6, 2010 in San Diego, California, USA.

50. Page Slattery

Actor | Cape Fear

Page Slattery was born on December 29, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA as Page Crawford Slattery. He was an actor, known for Cape Fear (1962), One Step Beyond (1959) and Sea Hunt (1958). He was married to Karen Sund Casparis and Diane Stackler. He died on August 24, 1980 in San Diego, ...

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