Birth Place Matching "Oak Park, Illinois, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Betty White
Actress | The Proposal
Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive for the Crouse-Hinds Electric Company. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent.
Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic ...
Actress | He's Just Not That Into You
Busy was born Elizabeth Jean Philipps in Illinois, US. She became interested in acting when she was in fourth grade and was always starring in school productions. In the summer, she would attend theater camp.
She is more commonly known as a television actress, getting her first break on Freaks and ...
3. Bob Newhart
Actor | The Rescuers
Bob Newhart is an American actor and stand-up comedian. His comedic style involves deadpan delivery of dialogue, a slight stammer when talking, and comedic monologues. He has cited earlier comedians George Gobel (1919-1991), Ray Goulding (1920-1990), and Bob Elliott (1923-2016) as his main ...
Actress | In the Heat of the Night
A singularly consummate, vibrant and versatile actress, Lois Nettleton established a distinguished reputation on the stage, in films and on TV. The former Miss Chicago of 1948 beauty pageant winner and Miss America semifinalist was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Her family was impoverished and her ...
7. John Sturges
Director | The Great Escape
John Sturges was an American film director, mostly remembered for his outstanding Western films. In 1992, Sturges was awarded a Golden Boot Award for his lifelong contribution to the Western genre.
Sturges was born in the village of Oak Park, Illinois, within the Chicago metropolitan area. By 1930, ...
Director | Rocky
John G. Avildsen was born on December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Guilbert Avildsen. He was a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), The Karate Kid Part III (1989) and Rocky V (1990). He was married to Tracy Brooks Swope and Marie Olga Maturevich. He died on June 16, 2017 in ...
Actress | Rocky Jones, Space Ranger
Sally Mansfield was the daughter of Samuel Mahder (October 5, 1901 - April 14, 1970) and Marie (Strorigl) Mahder (October 24, 1900 - February 10, 1963) both born in Hungary. Sally studied at Chicago's Children's Summer Theater and the Sherwood Music School, and trod the boards under her birth name ...
10. Deanna Lund
Actress | Hammerhead
Deanna Lund is best known for her role as "Valerie Scott" in the two-season cult series of the 1960s: Land of the Giants (1968), produced by Irwin Allen.
Irwin Allen cast Lund in the series, when he saw her in a recently made motion picture. Lund started out as the bad girl of the series, getting ...
11. Kate Norby
Actress | The Devil's Rejects
Kate Norby was born on August 1, 1976 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Katherine Winifred Norby. She is an actress, known for The Devil's Rejects (2005), Big Love (2006) and Mad Men (2007). She has been married to Thomas Nelson Martin III since June 7, 2009.
13. Ernest Hemingway
Writer | To Have and Have Not
Ernest Hemingway was an American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize (1953) and the Nobel Prize in Literature (1954) for his novel The Old Man and the Sea, which was made into a 1958 film The Old Man and the Sea (1958).
He was born into the hands of his physician father. He was the second of six ...
14. Iman Shumpert
Soundtrack | 21 & Over
Iman Shumpert is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Shumpert was selected by the New York Knicks with the 17th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Shumpert won an NBA championship with the Cleveland ...
15. William Bishop
Actor | Black Eagle
William attended grammar and high schools in New York and New Jersey. Upon graduation, he enrolled at West Virginia University where he planned to study law and played football and tennis. One summer, his uncle got him a job at the Suffern County (in New York) Theatre. He worked with actors ...
17. Hannah Storm
Actress | Valentine's Day
Award-winning journalist, producer and director Hannah Storm is a pioneer in the field of sports broadcasting for women, a published author, an advocate for children suffering from debilitating vascular birthmarks, and most importantly, a mother of three.
She joined ESPN in 2008 and now serves as an...
21. Lois Kelso Hunt
Actress | Head of State
Lois Kelso Hunt was born on July 16, 1926 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Lois Marie Kelso. She was an actress, known for Head of State (2003), The House on Sorority Row (1982) and Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). She died on May 20, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.
24. Julie Haydon
Actress | The Age of Innocence
Julie Haydon was born on June 10, 1910 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Donatella Donaldson. She was an actress, known for The Age of Innocence (1934), Citizen Saint (1947) and A Family Affair (1937). She was married to George Jean Nathan. She died on December 24, 1994 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA.
25. Charles Dugan
Actor | The Benchwarmers
Charles Dugan was born on December 22, 1912 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on The Benchwarmers (2006), When Harry Met Sally... (1989) and Beverly Hills Ninja (1997). He was married to Marion Dugan. He died on October 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
27. Staats Cotsworth
Actor | Hamlet
Staats Cotsworth was born on February 17, 1908 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Staats Jennings Cotsworth Jr. He was an actor, known for Hamlet (1964), Macbeth (1954) and The Catholic Hour (1953). He was married to Josephine Hutchinson and Muriel Kirkland. He died on April 9, 1979 in New York City, ...
29. Clyde Adler
Actor | The Soupy Sales Show
Clyde Adler was born on January 24, 1926 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Soupy Sales Show (1976), The Soupy Sales Show (1953) and The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965). He died on September 4, 1993 in Petoskey, Michigan, USA.
30. Sandra Walker
Actress | Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie
Sandra Walker was born on December 17, 1947 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Sandra Ruth Polkow. She was an actress, known for Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie (2015), Nostalgia Critic (2007) and Atop the Fourth Wall (2008). She was married to Barney Walker. She died on September 8, 2016 in Naperville,...
31. Mary Fahrney
Mary Fahrney was born on February 11, 1910 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Mary Elizabeth Fahrney. She was an actress, known for Cleopatra (1934). She was married to Andre de Jomini, Richard Alan Grest, Carlos Ojeda, Jr., Nils Kurt Holm, Oleg Cassini, Baron Arturo Berlingieri, Frank van Sands Eiszner...
32. John Brennan
Actor | One Step Beyond
John Edward Gerschefske was introduced to the planet in 1933. He came from a railroad family in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The son of a railroad switchman and Motorola assembly line worker/nightclub singer. Also the grandson of the President of the Florist Drivers Union in ...
35. Gwyda Donhowe
Actress | The Boston Strangler
Gwyda Donhowe was born on October 20, 1933 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Boston Strangler (1968), Executive Suite (1976) and Search for Tomorrow (1951). She was married to Norman Kean. She died on January 15, 1988 in New York City, New York, USA.
36. Joseph J. Lawson
Visual Effects | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Over his career, Joe Lawson has filled many roles as a filmmaker: director, writer, practical and digital visual effects supervisor and artist, storyboard artist, voice-over artist and actor as well as directing animated and live action productions including five features, commercials, Dan Dare: ...
38. Kenneth Fearing
Writer | No Way Out
American poet Kenneth Fearing was born in Oak Park, IL, in 1902. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1924. Moving to Chicago, he held jobs as a salesman and a millhand, among other things, and eventually went to work for a Chicago newspaper as a reporter. He moved to New York City, and...
Writer | Call Me by My Rightful Name
Michael Shurtleff was born on July 3, 1920 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Charles Gordon Shurtleff. He is known for his work on Call Me by My Rightful Name (1972), All the Way Home (1963) and East Side/West Side (1963). He died on January 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
45. Marcy Vosburgh
Actress | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Marcy Vosburgh was born on December 5, 1951 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Marcy Ann Vosburgh. She was a producer and writer, known for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Unhappily Ever After (1995) and It's Your Move (1984). She was married to Tom Myers. She died on June 3, 2016 in St. ...
47. Kema Nikia
Actress | It's All Relative
Kema Nikia was born in Oak Park, Illinois. She moved from Chicago at age 16 to Pensacola, Florida where she finished high school and also went to College. She was more of an athlete and never considered acting until she took her first acting class in Orlando in 1999. She scored her first acting ...