Birth Place Matching "Joplin, Missouri, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Dial M for Murder
Effective light comedian of '30s and '40s films and '50s and '60s TV series, Robert Cummings was renowned for his eternally youthful looks (which he attributed to a strict vitamin and health-food diet). He was educated at Carnegie Tech and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Deciding that ...
Actor | McCloud
Dennis Weaver first became familiar to television audiences as Matt Dillon's deputy Chester Goode in Gunsmoke (1955). After playing the part for nine years, he moved on to star in his own series, Kentucky Jones (1964). However, the show failed to find mass appeal and was cancelled after just one ...
3. John Beal
Actor | The Firm
John Beal was born James Andrew Bliedung on August 13, 1909, in Joplin, Missouri. The son of a department store owner and concert pianist, he began acting in school and church plays and decided to pursue it as a career following his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. The ...
Actress | Captain Salvation
Pauline Starke was born on January 10, 1901 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for Captain Salvation (1927), Salvation Nell (1921) and A Royal Romance (1930). She was married to George Sherwood and Jack White. She died on February 3, 1977 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Writer | Way Down South
The son of teacher Carrie Langston and James Nathaniel Hughes, James Mercer "Langston" Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri. His father abandoned the family and left for Cuba, then Mexico, due to enduring racism in the United States. Young Langston was left to be raised by his grandmother in ...
Actress | Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Barbara Heller was born on March 7, 1926 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963), Hey Boy! Hey Girl! (1959) and Batman (1966). She was married to Chris O'Hara. She died on September 20, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Fred is a born entertainer, but did not discover acting until his senior year in High School. After studying theater in college at Missouri Southern State University, he eventually earned a bachelor's degree in sociology, got married and shortly after 9/11 joined the US Air Force. It wasn't until ...
10. Mrs. Miller
Actress | The Cool Ones
Mrs. Elva Miller rates highly as one of the single most colorful, unlikely, and hence oddly endearing musical celebrities to ever achieve a considerable amount of fame in the mid-1960's. Armed with an off-key, quivering, sub-Ethel Mermanesque operatic vibrato soprano voice, a sweetly humble, ...
13. Chip Gubera
Producer | Song of the Dead
In the last 20 years Chip Gubera directed and/or produced 7 feature films and over 40 short films, 15 of which have been accepted at film festivals around the world. 8 of these films have won awards at festivals worldwide. He lives in Columbia, Missouri where he is a professor teaching media ...
Cinematographer | The Twilight Zone
Cinematographer George T. Clemens was born on July 26, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Clemens started out in the film industry in 1923 as an assistant cameraman and camera operator for many of the leading cinematographers of the silent movie era. George spent the bulk of his career at Paramount, where ...
20. Lorin Raker
Actor | The Mystery of the Yellow Room
Lorin Raker was born on May 8, 1891 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1919), California Straight Ahead! (1937) and King Kelly of the U.S.A. (1934). He was married to Mildred Roberts. He died on December 25, 1959 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...
Actor | Fireman, Save My Child
Frank Shellenback was born on December 16, 1898 in Joplin, Missouri, USA as Frank Victor Shellenback. He was an actor, known for Fireman, Save My Child (1932) and 1952 MLB All-Star Game (1952). He died on August 17, 1969 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.
Soundtrack | Bird
McPherson was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Detroit at age nine. After growing up in Detroit, he studied with the renowned pianist Barry Harris and started playing jazz professionally at age 19. He moved from Detroit to New York in 1959 and performed with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1972. ...
36. Barnett Shaw
Actor | Creature of Destruction
Barnett Shaw was born on December 10, 1909 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Creature of Destruction (1967), Under Age (1964) and The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1964). He was married to Alice Ritchie. He died on August 20, 2001 in Dallas, Texas, USA.