Death Place Matching "Pacific Palisades, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Carol Lynley

Actress | The Poseidon Adventure

Blond, blue-eyed and with an attractively feline appeal, Carol Lynley began her professional career as Carolyn Lee. She learned ballet at the age of seven, became a successful child model at the age of ten (eventually working for the Sears & Roebuck department store in New York) and got her face ...

2. Yvonne Craig

Actress | Batgirl

Yvonne Joyce Craig was born on May 16, 1937 in Taylorville, Illinois. As a young teenager, Yvonne showed such promise as a dancer that she was accepted to Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Her training progressed until she left the company in 1957 over a disagreement on casting changes. She ...

3. Sydney Pollack

Director | Tootsie

Sydney Pollack was an Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor, writer and public figure, who directed and produced over 40 films.

Sydney Irwin Pollack was born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, to Rebecca (Miller), a homemaker, and David Pollack, a professional boxer turned pharmacist...

4. William Schallert

Actor | Innerspace

The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his ...

5. Eddie Albert

Actor | Roman Holiday

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his ...

6. Bob Clark

Director | A Christmas Story

Bob Clark was born on August 5, 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Benjamin Clark. He was a director and writer, known for A Christmas Story (1983), Porky's (1981) and Baby Geniuses (1999). He died on April 4, 2007 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

7. Cameron Mitchell

Actor | The High Chaparral

Cameron Mitchell was the son of a minister, but chose a different path from his father. Prior to World War II, in which he served as an Air Force bombardier, Mitchell appeared on Broadway, and, in 1940, an experimental television broadcast, "The Passing of the Third Floor Back". He made his film ...

8. Peter Graves

Actor | Airplane!

Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Aurness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Army Air Force, he studied...

9. Richard Haydn

Actor | The Sound of Music

Inimitable London-born character actor, noted for his put-on nasal delivery and pompous, fussy manner. Richard Haydn had a laborious start to his show business career, selling tickets in the box office of London's Daly Theatre. This was followed by an unsuccessful stint with a comedy act in musical...

10. Carole Landis

Actress | I Wake Up Screaming

Carole Landis was born on New Year's Day in 1919 in Fairchild, Wisconsin, as Frances Lillian Mary Ridste. Her father, a railroad mechanic, was of Norwegian descent and her mother was Polish. Her father walked out, leaving Carole, her mother and an older brother and sister to fend for themselves.

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11. Francis X. Bushman

Actor | Sabrina

Francis X. Bushman was born on January 10, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Francis Xavier Bushman. He was an actor and director, known for Sabrina (1954), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and Romeo and Juliet (1916). He was married to Iva Millicient Richardson, Norma Emily Atkin, Beverly ...

12. Hugh O'Connor

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

Hugh was born in Rome, Italy, and adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife, Nancy. At the age of 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but conquered it with the help of chemotherapy. It was around this time that Hugh started taking drugs. He worked as a courier on the set of his ...

13. Adele Mara

Actress | You Were Never Lovelier

Born Adelaide Delgado in 1925, Spanish-American Adele Mara was a singer/dancer with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra in Detroit by the age of 15. Cugat took the beautiful, brown-eyed brunette to New York where she was spotted by a Columbia talent scout and signed in 1942. There she played brisk ...

14. Thelma Todd

Actress | Horse Feathers

Thelma Todd was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, an industrial city near the New Hampshire state line. She was a lovely child with good academic tendencies, so much so that she decided early on to become a schoolteacher. After high school she went on to college but at her mother's insistence ...

15. Cliff Osmond

Writer | The Streets of San Francisco

Cliff Osmond was born on February 26, 1937 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Clifford Osmond Ebrahim. He was an actor and writer, known for The Streets of San Francisco (1972), The Penitent (1988) and The Front Page (1974). He was married to Gretchen Petty. He died on December 22, 2012 in Pacific ...

16. Nancy Dolman

Actress | Soap

Nancy Dolman was born on September 26, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Nancy Jane Dolman. She was an actress, known for Soap (1977), Landon Landon & Landon (1980) and It's a Living (1980). She was married to Martin Short. She died on August 21, 2010 in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, ...

17. Margo

Actress | Lost Horizon

The daughter of a Spanish surgeon, Maria Margarita Guadalupe Teresa Estella Castilla Bolado y O'Donnell was born in Mexico City. As a niece to famous bandleader Xavier Cugat, she performed with his orchestra from the age of nine as a specialty dancer in nightclubs, and, later, on the Starlight Roof...

18. Edward Brophy

Actor | The Whole Town's Talking

Edward S. Brophy was born on February 27, 1895 in New York City and educated at the University of Virginia. He became a bit and small-part in the movies starting in 1919, but switched to behind-the-scenes work for job security, though he continued appearing in small parts. While serving as a ...

19. Steven Bochco

Writer | Hill Street Blues

Attended Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie-Mellon U) as a playwriting major. Barbara Bosson, Michael Tucker, Bruce Weitz and Charles Haid were classmates; he and Tucker drove cross-country to Hollywood for full-time jobs at Universal, where Bochco would remain for 12 years. In 1978, he moved to MTM ...

20. Richard Eastham

Actor | Tombstone Territory

Another in the long line of 1950s and 1960s character actors whose face was oh-so familiar but not the name, Richard Eastham was originally headed for a musical career. He was born Dickinson Swift Eastham in Opelousas, Louisiana, on June 22, 1916. A student at Washington University, he was gifted ...

21. Lionel Atwill

Actor | Captain Blood

Lionel Atwill was born into a wealthy family and was educated at London's prestigious Mercer School to become an architect, but his interest turned to the stage. He worked his way progressively into the craft and debuted at age 20 at the Garrick Theatre in London. He acted and improved regularly ...

22. John Flynn

Director | Lock Up

John Flynn was a very fine, efficient and sadly underrated director who excelled at making mean'n'lean crime pictures. His movies are distinguished by tight plots, a hard, no-nonsense tone, and a taut, streamlined and fiercely economical directorial style. John was born on March 14, 1932 in Chicago...

23. Fritz Leiber

Actor | Monsieur Verdoux

Fritz Leiber was born on January 31, 1882 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Fritz Reuter Leiber. He was an actor, known for Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Bagdad (1949) and The Queen of Sheba (1921). He was married to Virginia Bronson. He died on October 14, 1949 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

24. William Tuttle

Make Up Department | Logan's Run

William Tuttle was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1911. At the age of 15 he was forced to leave school in order to earn a living so he could support his mother and younger brother, Thomas Tuttle. His music background got him work with comedy teams and a burlesque orchestra and, finally, his own ...

25. John Raitt

Actor | The Pajama Game

One of the top Broadway baritones of the post WWII period, John Raitt maintained an incredibly resilient career that spanned over 60 years, showing remarkable power, range and stamina for a man who defied the odds by concertizing well into his 80s. He was born in Santa Ana, California in 1917, the ...

26. Richard Travis

Actor | The Man Who Came to Dinner

Richard Travis was born William Justice in Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1913. He started off unbilled in daredevil cliffhangers and proceeded to war-era Warner Bros. features. He changed his stage moniker from "William Justice" to "William Travis" before finally settling on "Richard (or Dick) Travis" ...

27. Ronnie Burns

Actor | The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

Ronnie Burns was born on July 9, 1935 in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950), Bernardine (1957) and The George Burns Show (1958). He was married to Janice Powell and Peggy Jo Lyon. He died on November 14, 2007 in Pacific Palisades, ...

28. Wilton Graff

Actor | Bloodlust!

Wilton Graff was born on August 13, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Wilton Calvert Ratcliffe. He was an actor, known for Bloodlust! (1961), Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1947) and The Sea Chase (1955). He was married to Elizabeth W. Wilson and Mary Goodwin. He died on January 13, 1969 in ...

29. James Stephenson

Actor | The Letter

British stage actor James Stephenson made his film debut quite late in life, at the age of 49, in 1937, making four pictures that year. Warner Bros. got a glimpse of this distinguished gent and signed him to a contract where he indulged himself in urbane villainy. Proving a reliable support in such...

30. Joan Bartlett

Self | You Asked for It

Joan Bartlett was born on October 11, 1929 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA as Joan Hamilton Killian. She is known for her work on You Asked for It (1950). She was married to Jeffrey Hunter and James Putman Bartlett. She died on November 28, 2005 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

31. Jack Conway

Director | Viva Villa!

Born Hugh Ryan Conway of Irish ancestry, Jack Conway was one of a team of MGM contract directors (others included Sam Wood and Robert Z. Leonard), who forsook any pretense to a specific individual style in favor of working within the strictures set forth by studio management--as embodied by Irving ...

32. Florence Vidor

Actress | Chinatown Nights

Houston-born-and-bred Florence Vidor was one of the great beauties of early Hollywood. But while her photogenic looks went a long way, audiences would not get to enjoy or really experience her voice as she abruptly left the silver screen after her first disastrous attempt at a talking picture.

Born ...

33. Jean Del Val

Actor | Funny Face

Jean Del Val was born on November 17, 1891 in Reims, France as Jean Jacques Gauthier. He was an actor, known for Funny Face (1957), Fantastic Voyage (1966) and The Secret of St. Ives (1949). He died on March 13, 1975 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

34. Tom Gries

Director | Will Penny

Georgetown University-educated Thomas Stephen Gries was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ruth Marie (Gluck), an advertising copywriter and actress, and Joseph Charles Gries. He returned from service with the US Marines in WW II and worked as a reporter for a Chicago newspaper. Traveling to Hollywood ...

35. Alexander Courage

Music Department | Jurassic Park

Alexander Courage was born on December 10, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Alexander Mair Courage Jr. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Star Trek Generations (1994) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). He was married to Shirley Pumpelly. He died on May 15, 2008 in ...

36. Lewis Dauber

Actor | The Island

Lewis Dauber was born on April 27, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for The Island (2005), Something's Gotta Give (2003) and Jingle All the Way (1996). He was married to Paulette Levin. He died on October 3, 2019 in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California...

37. Curtis Bernhardt

Director | Kisses for My President

If Curtis Bernhardt is a relative unknown, it's because he didn't direct his first Hollywood feature until 1940 at the age of 41. Bernhardt worked for years in Germany until his Jewish heritage made living there impossible by 1933-- he was arrested by the Gestapo and made a harrowing underground ...

38. Dorothy Knight

Self | This Is Your Life

Dorothy Knight was born on January 18, 1923 in East Lyme, Connecticut, USA as Dorothy Mae Clarke. She was married to Ted Knight. She died on October 1, 2005 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

39. Lucinda Dooling

Actress | 1941

Lucinda Dooling was born on April 19, 1954 in Puerto Rico. She was an actress, known for 1941 (1979), Lovely But Deadly (1981) and Hart to Hart (1979). She was married to David Schiff. She died on December 30, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

40. Rolfe Sedan

Actor | Ninotchka

Son of a Broadway couturier and a symphony conductor, Sedan started his career as a nightclub performer, he also performed in vaudeville with Al Jolson. He was planning on studying scientific agriculture when he went to work on the stage in New York. He worked at the Hal Roach Studios and played ...

41. Henry Miller

Writer | Stille dage i Clichy

Henry Miller was born on December 26, 1891 in New York City, New York, USA as Henry Valentine Miller. He was a writer and actor, known for Quiet Days in Clichy (1970), Jours tranquilles à Clichy (1990) and Tropic of Cancer (1970). He was married to Hoki Tokuda, Evelyn Byrd (Keven) McClure, ...

42. Adele Lamont

Actress | The Brain That Wouldn't Die

Adele Lamont was born on August 7, 1931 in New Jersey, USA as Adele Cracciola. She was an actress, known for The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) and The Tall Man (1960). She died on November 24, 2005 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

43. Eric Zumbrunnen

Editor | Being John Malkovich

Eric Zumbrunnen was born on November 4, 1964 as Eric James Zumbrunnen. He was an editor, known for Being John Malkovich (1999), Her (2013) and Adaptation. (2002). He was married to Suzanne Marie Berry. He died on August 1, 2017 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

44. Bob Schiller

Writer | Maude

Bob Schiller was born on November 8, 1918 in San Francisco, California, USA as Robert Achille Schiller. He is known for his work on Maude (1972), All in the Family (1971) and Flip (1970). He was married to Sabrina Scharf and Joyce Gloria Harris. He died on October 10, 2017 in Pacific Palisades, ...

45. Martha Montgomery

Actress | The Inner Circle

Martha Montgomery was born on December 5, 1920 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA as Martha Louise Montgomery. She was an actress, known for The Inner Circle (1946). She was married to Robert Ragland and Alfred Newman. She died on May 9, 2005 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

46. Harry Horner

Production Designer | The Hustler

Harry Horner was born in Bohemia (now Czech Republic), but spent most of his early life in Austria. In 1934, he graduated from the University of Vienna with a degree in architecture. Along the way, he also managed to study dramatic arts, directing and costume design, making his stage debut as an ...

47. Reginald Sheffield

Actor | Suspicion

Reginald Sheffield was born on February 18, 1901 in London, England as Matthew Reginald Sheffield Cassan. He was an actor, known for Suspicion (1941), Of Human Bondage (1934) and The Story of Mankind (1957). He was married to Louise Sheffield Cassan. He died on December 8, 1957 in Pacific Palisades...

48. Camille Janclaire

Actress | Three Stripes in the Sun

A brilliant young actress in pre-WW II Vienna, Hanni Melvyn (her European stage name,in honor of her hero, Melvyn Douglas) was rehearsing the role of "Titania" in Shakespeare's "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream", directed by the internationally acclaimed Max Reinhardt, when Hitler annexed Austria. In the...

49. Conrad Salinger

Music Department | Singin' in the Rain

MGM's most prominent orchestrator of musicals in the 1940s and 1950s. Along with Johnny Green, he is credited with giving the best M-G-M musicals of those years the orchestral sound quality that they had.

50. Richard Rosson

Director | Scarface

Richard Rosson, the movie actor and director, was born on April 4, 1893, in New York, New York. His siblings would excel in the new movie industry: his older brother was director Arthur Rosson, his younger sister Helene Rosson became a movie actress, and his younger brother Harold Rosson became a ...


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