People who died in the same city where they were born

by LeroyBrown-2 | created - 23 Jan 2013 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Leon Askin

Actor | One, Two, Three

As a nine-year-old boy, Leon Askin recited a 17-stanza eulogy for Emperor Franz Josef in front of the city hall in Vienna's 9th District. Little did the son of a salesman know then that he would one day be the student of Max Reinhardt and Louise Dumont, and discover Jura Soyfer while directing the ...

Vienna, Austria

2. Anna Magnani

Actress | Roma città aperta

Anna Magnani was born in Rome, Italy (not in Egypt, as some biographies claim), on March 7, 1908. She was the illegitimate child of Marina Magnani and an unknown father, often said to be from Alexandria, Egypt, but whom Anna herself claimed was from the Calabria region of Italy although she never ...

Rome, Lazio, Italy

3. Sheree North

Actress | Breakout

Sheree North was born on January 17, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Dawn Shirley Crang. She was an actress, known for Breakout (1975), Charley Varrick (1973) and Lawman (1971). She was married to Phillip Alan Norman, Dr. Gerhardt Ralph Sommer, John M. "Bud" Freeman and Frederick Arnold ...

Los Angeles, California, USA

4. Edward Mallory

Director | The Young and the Restless

Edward Mallory was born on June 14, 1930 in Cumberland, Maryland, USA as Edward Ralph Martz. He was an actor and director, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Days of Our Lives (1965) and Generations (1989). He was married to Susanne Zenor and Joyce Bulifant. He died on April 4, 2007 in ...

Cumberland, Maryland, USA

5. John Ritter

Actor | Sling Blade

Jonathan Southworth Ritter was born in Burbank, California, on September 17, 1948. He was the son of legendary country singer/actor Tex Ritter and his wife, actress Dorothy Fay. The couple married in 1941 and had their first child, Tom Ritter, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. John was ...

Burbank, California, USA (Ironically in the same Hospital where he was born)

6. Alan Hale Jr.

Actor | Gilligan's Island

The son of the great character actor (and Errol Flynn sidekick) Alan Hale, Alan Hale Jr. (he dropped the Jr. after his father passed away) was literally born into the movies. Hale did his first movie as a baby and continued to act until his death. Unlike other child actors, Hale made a smooth ...

Los Angeles, California, USA

7. Marilyn Monroe

Actress | Some Like It Hot

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer, and model. She became one of the world's most enduring iconic figures and is remembered both for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional struggles within the film industry. Her life and ...

Los Angeles, California, USA

8. Maurice Chevalier

Actor | Gigi

Maurice Chevalier's first working job was as an acrobat, until a serious accident ended that career. He turned his talents to singing and acting, and made several short films in France. During World War I he enlisted in the French army. He was wounded in battle, captured and placed in a POW camp by...

Paris, France

9. Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a ...

New York, New York, USA Okay she was born in the Bronx but it is still technically part of NYC.

10. Irene Kane

Actress | Killer's Kiss

Irene Kane was born on January 12, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Killer's Kiss (1955), All That Jazz (1979) and Love of Life (1951). She was married to Michael Chase. She died on October 31, 2013 in New York City.

New York, New York, USA Born in Brooklyn

11. Aram Avakian

Director | End of the Road

Aram Avakian was born on April 23, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an editor and director, known for End of the Road (1970), 11 Harrowhouse (1974) and Lad: A Dog (1962). He was married to Dorothy Tristan. He died on January 17, 1987 in New York City.

New York, New York, USA

12. Celeste Holm

Actress | All About Eve

Celeste Holm was an only child, born into a home where her mother was a painter and her father worked in insurance. She would study acting at the University of Chicago and make her stage debut in 1936. Her Broadway debut came when she was 19 in 'The Time of Your Life'. She appeared in many ...

New York, New York, USA

13. Amanda Peterson

Actress | Can't Buy Me Love

Amanda Peterson was born on July 8, in Greeley, Colorado. With a natural beauty, powerful charm and a strong personality this talented and truly gifted actress began her career in film industry at age "nine-and-a-half", with the feature film Annie (1982), directed by Academy Award-winner John Huston...

Greeley, Colorado, USA

14. Cheryl Smith

Actress | Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural

Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith is an actress quite familiar to genre film fans. With leads in "B" pictures and meaty smaller parts in more major ones, her career showed great promise in the 1970s. Alas, it was not meant to be . . . the lure of hard drugs was to bring tragedy to the lovely and talented "...

Los Angeles, California, USA

15. Harold Ramis

Writer | Ghostbusters

Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...

Chicago, Illinois, USA

16. Horst Buchholz

Actor | La vita è bella

On the cast list of The Magnificent Seven (1960), you will find several names that doubtless you know well: Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, and Yul Brynner. But there is one name that you will have difficulty pronouncing, let alone identifying as an actor you have seen before. That man is Horst ...

Berlin, Germany

17. Dirk Bogarde

Actor | The Servant

Sir Dirk Bogarde, distinguished film actor and writer, was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde on March 28, 1921, to Ulric van den Bogaerde, the art editor of "The Times" (London) newspaper, and actress Margaret Niven in the London suburb of Hampstead. He was one of three children...

London, England, UK

18. Fred McCarren

Actor | The Goodbye Girl

Handsome, charming, and amiable everyman character actor Frederick West McCarren was born on April 12, 1951 in Butler, Pennsylvania. McCarren acted in numerous stage productions while a student at Butler Area Senior High School. Fred attended not only the University of Cincinatti and Point Park ...

Butler, Pennsylvania, USA

19. Harper Lee

Writer | To Kill a Mockingbird

Nelle Harper Lee grew up in Monroeville, Alabama in the 1920s. It was a time of hostility between whites and blacks in the United States, especially in Alabama. Her father, a lawyer, also ran a local newspaper. Her mother suffered from mental illness and oftentimes stayed inside from others; she ...

Monroeville, Alabama, USA

20. Eli Wallach

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach was in demand for over 60 years (first film/TV role was 1949) on stage and screen, and has worked alongside the world's biggest stars, including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole,...

New York, New York

21. Peter Kastner

Actor | You're a Big Boy Now

Peter Kastner graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in Modern European History. He studied also at UCLA for a Masters degree in that field but put those studies aside to pursue acting work. He was a lifelong learner, most recently teaching himself Yiddish ...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

22. Calvin Lockhart

Actor | Predator 2

Bahamian-born Calvin Lockhart first caught moviegoers' attention in the supercharged urban films Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) and Halls of Anger (1970) before becoming a fairly steady fixture in the "blaxploitation" movies of the early-to-mid 1970s.

Born Bert Cooper to a large family in Nassau on ...

Nassau, Bahamas

23. Alexa Kenin

Actress | Pretty in Pink

Alexa Jordan Kenin was born in New York City, New York on February 16, 1962 and began acting as a child. She won her first professional role opposite Jason Robards in the made-for-television film The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972), in the role of Carla Mae. After appearances in several ...

New York, New York, U.S.A.

24. Christopher Lee

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...

London, England, UK

25. Viveca Lindfors

Actress | Stargate

Ms. Lindfors was a Swedish-born actress whose stage and screen career in the U.S. and Sweden spanned more than half a century. She was brought to Hollywood in 1946 by Warner Brothers in the hope that she would be a new Greta Garbo or Ingrid Bergman. She appeared with Ronald Reagan in her first ...

Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden

26. Quentin Dean

Actress | In the Heat of the Night

Quentin Dean was born on July 27, 1944 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Corinne Ida Margolin. She was an actress, known for In the Heat of the Night (1967), Stay Away, Joe (1968) and Will Penny (1967). She died on May 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles, Ca. USA

27. Alberta Watson

Actress | Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Alberta Watson, well known to television audiences for her Gemini award-nominated role as Madeline on La Femme Nikita (1997), enjoys a long and diverse career in television and film.

A native of Toronto, Watson began performing with a local theater group as a teenager. She received a Genie ...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

28. Johnny Lewis

Actor | AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the middle of three siblings, Johnny began performing from the age of 5 at a small performing arts school, making his debut as a Chanukah candle.

Pursuing the acting profession, he appeared with success in many TV and film projects, handling both drama and...

Los Angeles, Ca. USA

29. Marian Seldes

Actress | Home Alone 3

Tony Award-winner Marian Hall Seldes, one of the premier stage actresses in America, was born on August 23, 1928 in Manhattan, New York, to writer and journalist Gilbert Seldes, and his socialite wife, the former Alice Wadhams Hall. Her paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and her ...

New York, New York, USA

30. Turhan Bey

Actor | The Mummy's Tomb

Popular leading man in 1940's Hollywood who, with his suave demeanor, exotically handsome looks and well-modulated voice, was first called upon to portray mysterious or villainous characters. Soon he would be teamed with other "exotics" (e.g. Maria Montez and Sabu) in a series of escapist ...

Vienna, Austria

31. Enrico Caruso

Soundtrack | Match Point

Enrico Caruso (b. Errico Caruso) was born on February 25, 1873, in Naples, Italy. He was the third of seven children to a poor alcoholic father. He received little primary education and briefly studied music with conductor Vicenzo Lombardini. His early income was from singing serenades.

Caruso made ...

Naples, Campania, Italy

32. Cantinflas

Actor | Around the World in 80 Days

Cantinflas, born Mario Mareno as the son of a Mexican postal employee, was a prolific and productive Mexican comedian/producer/writer/singer who also knew a fair bit about agriculture and medicine. He was married to Valentina Ivanova from 1936 until her death. He appeared in more than 55 films, ...

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

33. Bernie Mac

Actor | The Bernie Mac Show

Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in 1957 in Chicago, the son of Mary McCullough and Jeffery Harrison. He grew up in the city, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, ...

Chicago, Illinois, USA

34. Victoria Shaw

Actress | Westworld

Victoria Shaw was born on May 25, 1935 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Jeanette Anne Elphick. She was an actress, known for Westworld (1973), The Crimson Kimono (1959) and The Eddy Duchin Story (1956). She was married to Elliott Alexander and Roger Smith. She died on August 17, 1988 in ...

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

35. Franco Fabrizi

Actor | I vitelloni

Mr. Fabrizi was Italian actor best known for his performance as the lady-killer among a group of small-town youths in Federico Fellini's 'I Vitelloni'. Starting as a stage and variety revue actor in 1947, he broke into film in 1952 with Francesco De Roberti's 'Carica Eroica'. His role as a tireless...

Cortemaggiore, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

36. Franco Interlenghi

Actor | I vitelloni

Franco Interlenghi was born on October 29, 1931 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for I Vitelloni (1953), Shoeshine (1946) and The Big Night (1959). He was married to Antonella Lualdi. He died on September 10, 2015 in Rome.

Rome, Lazio, Italy

37. Diana Wynyard

Actress | Cavalcade

One of the outstanding stage actresses of her time, Diana Wynyard will always be remembered for her unforgettable performance in the British version of the thriller Gaslight (1940) (re-made in Hollywood in 1944 with Ingrid Bergman). Starring opposite the great Anton Walbrook, she played the part of...

London, England, UK

38. Douglas Hickox

Director | Blackout

Douglas Hickox was born on January 10, 1929 in London, England. He was an assistant director and director, known for Blackout (1985), The Giant Behemoth (1959) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983). He was married to Annabel Hickox, Josephine Elizabeth Popovic nee May and Anne V. Coates. He died...

London, England, UK

39. Orlando Martins

Actor | Where No Vultures Fly

Orlando Martins was born on December 8, 1899 in Lagos, Nigeria. He was an actor, known for Ivory Hunter (1951), Simba (1955) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He died on September 25, 1985 in Lagos.

Lagos, Nigeria

40. Harold Pinter

Writer | Sleuth

Harold Pinter, the 2005 Nobel Laureate for Literature, was born October 10, 1930, in London's working-class Hackney district to Hyman and Frances Pinter, Eastern European Jews who had immigrated to the United Kingdom from Portugal. Hyman (known as "Jack") was a tailor specializing in women's ...

London, England, UK

41. Beah Richards

Actress | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Beah Richards left her native Vicksburg, Mississippi, for New York City in 1950. She would not acquire a significant role on stage until 1955, when she appeared in the off-Broadway show "Take A Giant Step" convincingly portraying an 84-year-old grandmother without using theatrical makeup. In 1962 ...

Vicksburg, Mississippi

42. Katharine Balfour

Actress | Love Story

Katharine Balfour was born on February 7, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Love Story (1970), The Adventurers (1970) and Dark Shadows (1966). She died on April 3, 1990 in New York City.

New York, New York, USA

43. Jerry Orbach

Actor | Law & Order

Jerry Orbach was born in the Bronx, New York, the only child of Leon Orbach, a former vaudevillian actor, was a German Jewish immigrant, who was born in Hamburg, Germany, and Emily (nee Olexy), a radio singer, was born in Pennsylvania to immigrant Polish-Lithuanian Roman Catholic parents, Alexander...

New York, New York, USA

44. Rita Hayworth

Actress | Gilda

Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino on October 17, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York, into a family of dancers. Her father, Eduardo Cansino Reina, was a dancer as was his father before him. He emigrated from Spain in 1913. Rita's American mother, Volga Margaret (Hayworth), who was of mostly ...

New York, New York, USA

45. Jonathan Frid

Actor | House of Dark Shadows

Jonathan Frid's career in drama began when he first "offered his soul" to the theater as a young boy at a preparatory school in Ontario, Canada. Following his graduation from McMaster University, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in the UK and later earned a Master's Degree in ...

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

46. Ray Sharkey

Actor | Wiseguy

Ray Sharkey was born on November 14, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Ray Sharkey Jr. He was an actor, known for Wiseguy (1987), The Idolmaker (1980) and Who'll Stop the Rain (1978). He was married to Carole Graham and Rebecca Wood. He died on June 11, 1993 in New York City, New York.

New York, New York

47. Mayo Methot

Actress | Jimmy the Gent

Mayo Methot was born on March 3, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Jimmy the Gent (1934), Virtue (1932) and Counsellor at Law (1933). She was married to Humphrey Bogart, Percy Tredegar Morgan Jr. and John M. La Mond. She died on June 9, 1951 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Portand, Oregon

48. Sylvia Kristel

Actress | The Concorde... Airport '79

Sylvia Kristel was born on September 28, 1952 in Utrecht, Netherlands. She first came to international attention in the early 1970s with Emmanuelle (1974) for director Just Jaeckin. Then two more sequels followed in which she also starred. Included in her credits are a long list of European films ...

Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

49. Robert Brown

Actor | A View to a Kill

Robert Brown was born on July 23, 1921 in Swanage, Dorset, England as Robert James Brown. He was an actor, known for A View to a Kill (1985), Octopussy (1983) and Licence to Kill (1989). He was married to Rita Becker. He died on November 11, 2003 in Swanage.

Swanage, Dorset, England, UK

50. Nora Ephron

Writer | Julie & Julia

Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...

New York, New York, USA

51. Al Lettieri

Actor | The Godfather

Menacing looking Italian American actor who developed into the quintessential on-screen hoodlum via several strong roles in key crime films of the early 1970s. Lettieri played the villain against some of Hollywood's biggest screen names including chasing Steve McQueen in The Getaway (1972), ...

New York, New York, USA

52. Joe C.

Actor | Osmosis Jones

Joe C. was born on November 9, 1974 in Taylor, Michigan, USA as Joseph Michael Calleja. He was an actor, known for Osmosis Jones (2001), The Simpsons (1989) and All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! (2001). He died on November 16, 2000 in Taylor.

Taylor, Michigan, USA

53. Matt Monro

Soundtrack | The Italian Job

Nicknamed the "Cockney Sinatra", George Martin named Matt Monro as the best singer he ever worked with, while music critic Fred Dellar described him in Mojo magazine in 2010 as "Britain's finest interpreter of standards". Monro was born Terry Parsons in north London in 1930, to Alice and Frederick....

London, England, UK

54. Jack Warner

Actor | Scrooge

Jack Warner started acting with the Sutton Amateur Dramatics Club after the end of World War I. From 1935, performed in cabaret at the London West End as half of the double act of Warner & Darnell. In addition to starring as Dixon of Dock Green (1955), which ran for over 20 years, he achieved ...

Not the studio Boss Jack Warner London, England, UK

55. Alan King

Actor | Casino

Alan King was born on December 26, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA as Irwin Alan Kniberg. He was an actor and producer, known for Casino (1995), Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Cat's Eye (1985). He was married to Jeanette Sprung. He died on May 9, 2004 in Manhattan, New York City.

New York, New York, USA

56. Christiane Schmidtmer

Actress | The Big Doll House

Christiane Schmidtmer was born in Mannheim, Germany. She took acting lessons in Munich and worked in the stage in Germany from 1961-1963, then turned to photographic modeling for German nude magazines and later, Playboy. She also modeled for advertising companies, namely Max Factor cosmetics, ...

Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany



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