Death Place Matching "San Diego, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
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 ...
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 ...
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), ...
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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
7. Dick Shawn
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
One-of-a-kind nightclub comedian/singer Dick Shawn (ne Richard Schulefand) was as off-the-wall as they came and, as such, proved to be rather an acquired taste. Way ahead of his time most say, it was extremely difficult indeed to know how to properly tap into this man's eclectic talents. Shawn ...
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, ...
9. Susan Morrow
Actress | Cat-Women of the Moon
Susan Morrow was born on May 25, 1931 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Jacqueline Ann Teresa Bernadette Immoor. She was an actress, known for Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), Gasoline Alley (1951) and The Blazing Forest (1952). She was married to Clarence Sheldon Attix Jr., William Robinson and Gary ...
10. Archie Moore
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 ...
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 | Sabrina
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. William Gargan
Actor | The Story of Temple Drake
William Gargan was born on July 17, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as William Dennis Gargan. He was an actor, known for The Story of Temple Drake (1933), Rain (1932) and The Line-Up (1934). He was married to Mary Kenny. He died on February 17, 1979 in San Diego, California, USA.
14. 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 ...
15. 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 ...
16. 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 Charlie's Angels (1976). He was married to Kathy. He died on July 2, 2012 in San Diego, California.
18. 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 ...
19. 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...
20. 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 ...
21. 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 The Golden Mistress (1954). He was married to Sibil Kamban (editor), Helen Churchill Dalby and Tolbie Snyderman. ...
22. David Huffman
Actor | Firefox
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. 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...
24. 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 ...
25. 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.
26. 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, ...
27. Hugh Gillin
Actor | Psycho III
Hugh Gillin was born on July 14, 1925 in Galesburg, Illinois, USA as Hugh Clair Gillin Jr. He was an actor, known for Psycho III (1986), Back to the Future Part III (1990) 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. Ravi Shankar
Composer | Gandhi
Ravi Shankar was a world-renowned musician, composer, performer, and scholar of classical Indian music. He was one of the leading cultural figures of the twentieth century whose accomplishments placed him as the leading figure of an important musical tradition. His long and distinguished musical ...
31. Paul Sorensen
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, ...
33. Stuart Heisler
Director | Saturday Island
Director Stuart Heisler began his film-industry career as a prop man in 1913, joining Mack Sennett at Keystone the following year. He worked as an editor for Samuel Goldwyn at United Artists from 1924-25 and again from 1929-34 and at Paramount from 1935-36. He graduated to second-unit director with ...
34. Henry Armetta
Actor | Speed to Burn
Sicilian-born character actor who appeared in scores of American films, usually as an exuberant and demonstrative Italian. As a teenager in 1902, Armetta stowed away on a boat bound for New York. There he did menial jobs until landing a position as a valet and presser at the Lambs Club, the New ...
36. 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.
37. Edgar Edwards
Edgar Edwards was born on December 1, 1911 in London, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), One Million B.C. (1940) and Death Goes North (1939). He died on October 3, 1973 in San Diego, California, USA.
38. 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.
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 ...
41. 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, ...
42. Bernie Gozier
Actor | Creature from the Black Lagoon
Bernie Gozier was born on January 21, 1917 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bernard Kikume Gozier. He is known for his work on Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Green Dolphin Street (1947) and The Flame Barrier (1958). He was married to Jane Mary Soczek. He died on October 2, 1979 in Balboa ...
43. 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), Roaring Roads (1935) and Good Cheer (1926). He died on August 20, 1970 in San Diego, California, USA.
44. 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, ...
45. Dorothy Lee
Actress | Half Shot at Sunrise
After finishing high school, Dorothy Lee went to vaudeville, sang with Fred Waring and His Pennsylvaninans and made her film debut in Syncopation (1929). In Rio Rita (1929) she was teamed with Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey and appeared in almost all of their movies, like Margaret Dumont in The ...
46. Tom Graeff
Director | Teenagers from Outer Space
Tom Graeff was born on September 12, 1929 in Ray, Arizona, USA as Thomas Lockyear Graeff. He was an editor and director, known for Teenagers from Outer Space (1959), The Noble Experiment (1955) and Toast to Our Brother (1951). He died on December 19, 1970 in San Diego, California, USA.
47. 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 ...