Death Place Matching "Palm Desert, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. John Ford

Director | The Quiet Man

John Ford came to Hollywood following one of his brothers, an actor. Asked what brought him to Hollywood, he replied "The train". He became one of the most respected directors in the business, in spite of being known for his westerns, which were not considered "serious" film. He won six Oscars, ...

2. Ralph Waite

Actor | The Waltons

Ralph Waite was born in White Plains, New York on June 22, 1928. Educated at Bucknell University where he graduated with a BA degree, Waite existed rather aimlessly as a young adult while trying to find his way in the world. Occupations came and went, including social worker, religious editor for ...

3. Nancy Kulp

Actress | The AristoCats

Nancy Kulp wore many hats: Publicity person, actress, linguist, would-be politician and teacher. Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Kulp attended college in Florida, then headed for Hollywood to work in publicity for the movies, not star in them. Soon after arriving in Hollywood, Kulp was ...

4. Howard Keel

Actor | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Howard Keel was the Errol Flynn and Clark Gable of "golden age" movie musicals back in the 1950s. With a barrel-chested swagger and cocky, confident air, the 6'4" brawny baritone Keel had MGM's loveliest songbirds swooning helplessly for over a decade in what were some of the finest musical films ...

5. Edgar Buchanan

Actor | Shane

At the age of seven, he and his family moved to Oregon. After studying at the University of Oregon, he followed in his father's footsteps and became a dentist, graduating from North Pacific Dental College. From 1929 to 1937, he practiced oral surgery in Eugene, Oregon. He then moved his practice to...

6. Marian Marsh

Actress | Beauty and the Boss

One of the early sound era's most attractive young leading ladies, doll-faced Marian Marsh enjoyed a short yet significant film career as the star of several memorable 1930s melodramas opposite some of the cinema's best, most charismatic lead actors. Her youthful, wide-eyed innocence combined with ...

7. Alvy Moore

Actor | Kaze no tani no Naushika

Comic light actor in U.S. films and TV. Born in Vincennes and raised in Terre Haute, IN, Moore studied drama at Indiana State Teachers College before serving in the Marines in WWII. He had a tough time breaking into movies, although he performed in local and regional live theatre. He finally found ...

8. Linda Christian

Actress | 10.32

Linda Christian was a Mexican actress. Christian was born Blanca Rosa Welter, to a Dutch father, Gerardus Jacob Welter, and a Mexican born mother, Blanca Rosa Vorhauer. Her Father was an executive with Royal Dutch Shell and Christian travelled extensively as a result living in South Africa, Romania...

9. Rochelle Hudson

Actress | Imitation of Life

Rochelle Hudson was born on March 6, 1916 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for Imitation of Life (1934), Harold Teen (1934) and Born Reckless (1937). She was married to Robert L. Mindell, Charles K. Brust, Dick Irving Hyland and Harold E. Thompson. She died on January 17, ...

10. Virginia Field

Actress | Waterloo Bridge

London-born actress, daughter of the King's Counsel, St. John Field, educated in Paris and Vienna. Her mother, a cousin of famous Confederate General Robert E. Lee, chose the name "Virginia" as homage to Lee's beloved home state. Virginia also had an actress aunt, Auriol Lee, who paved the way for ...

11. Ellen Drew

Actress | Isle of the Dead

Talented Missouri-born Ellen Drew was born Esther Loretta Ray in 1915, the daughter of an Irish barber. She worked various jobs (accountant, salesgirl) to support her family until her fresh-faced good looks and high-wattage smile earned her a couple of beauty pageant trophies. Encouraged to try her...

12. William Asher

Director | Bewitched

William Asher was born on August 8, 1921 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as William Milton Asher. He was a director and producer, known for Bewitched (1964), Fireball 500 (1966) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). He was married to Meredith Coffin, Joyce Bulifant, Elizabeth Montgomery and ...

13. Jed Allan

Actor | General Hospital

Jed Allan was born on March 1, 1935 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Jed Allan Brown. He was an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Port Charles (1997) and Days of Our Lives (1965). He was married to Janice Toby Druger. He died on March 9, 2019 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

14. Ned Romero

Actor | I Will Fight No More Forever

Ned Romero was born on December 4, 1926 in Franklin, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor, known for I Will Fight No More Forever (1975), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and Hang 'Em High (1968). He died on November 4, 2017 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

15. James Westmoreland

Actor | Don't Answer the Phone!

James Westmoreland was born on November 25, 1935 in Dearborn, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Don't Answer the Phone! (1980), The Monroes (1966) and Bronco (1958). He was married to Kim Darby. He died on September 14, 2016 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

16. Barry Coe

Actor | Jaws 2

Barry Coe was born on November 26, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Barry Clark Heacock. He was an actor, known for Jaws 2 (1978), Peyton Place (1957) and The 300 Spartans (1962). He was married to Jorunn Kristiansen. He died on July 16, 2019 in Palm Desert, California.

17. John Finnegan

Actor | An American Tail

John Finnegan, or sometimes known as J.P. Finnegan, is an American film actor, mostly known for his roles on the American crime fiction series, Columbo (1971), which aired regularly from 1971 to 1978. Another role included voicing the character, "Warren T. Rat", who was the main villain in the 1986 ...

18. John Bromfield

Actor | Hot Cars

The name may be hard-pressed to anyone but the most devoted film buffs, but dark-haired actor John Bromfield was a "B"-level leading man during the late 1950s. Possessed with a fine build and square-faced handsomeness, he was somewhat of a blend between Steve Cochran and Rory Calhoun, both 1950s ...

19. Wally Cassell

Actor | White Heat

Wally Cassell was born on March 3, 1912 in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy as Oswaldo Castellano. He was an actor, known for White Heat (1949), Story of G.I. Joe (1945) and Law and Order (1953). He was married to Marcy McGuire. He died on April 2, 2015 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

20. Joseph Pevney

Director | Star Trek

Joseph Pevney was born on September 15, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) and Man of a Thousand Faces (1957). He was married to Margo Pevney, Philippa Hilber and Mitzi Green. He died on ...

21. Joan Barclay

Actress | Sky Racket

Born Mary Elizabeth Greear, the actress best known as Joan Barclay came out to Hollywood when her mother, anxious to leave Minnesota's cold climate, put "Florida" and "California" in a hat and let young Mary Elizabeth draw. One of her earliest acting jobs was a role in The Gaucho (1927) with ...

22. Ted Jordan

Actor | Walking Tall

Ted Jordan was born on May 23, 1924 in Circleville, Ohio, USA as Edgar Harrison Friedman Jr. He is known for his work on Walking Tall (1973), The Magical World of Disney (1954) and The Wrecking Crew (1968). He was married to Lili St. Cyr. He died on March 30, 2005 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

23. Barbara Kent

Actress | Lonesome

A pretty, diminutive (4'11") actress of the silent and early sound era, Barbara Cloutman (later Kent) was born in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada on December 16, 1907. Upon graduating from Hollywood High School in 1925, Kent won the Miss Hollywood Pageant, and set her sights on a career in the movies. She ...

24. Michael Dugan

Actor | She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Michael Dugan was born on September 26, 1912 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is known for his work on She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), The Destructors (1968) and Thunder Alley (1967). He died on November 6, 2002 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

25. Camila Ashland

Actress | V

Camila Ashland was born on March 24, 1911 in New York, USA. She was an actress, known for V (1983), V: The Final Battle (1984) and Dark Shadows (1966). She was married to James Vincent Russo. She died on September 12, 2008 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

26. Frances E. Neal

Actress | Lady Scarface

Frances Marion Neal was born on June 27, 1920 in Carrollton, Mississippi. The daughter of Homer Neal, an army surgeon, and his wife, Charlotte (nee Server) Neal, she grew up in Texas. She began a modeling career at age 15 and landed a part in "George White's Scandals of '40" on Broadway.

After ...

27. Joy Hodges

Actress | Laughing at Danger

Frances Eloise Hodges, who died in California on 19 January 2003 following a stroke, was not only a successful singer and actor, but will also be remembered for her part in launching Ronald Reagan's film career by getting him to 'ditch the glasses.' This he did, and the rest is history.

She was born...

28. Cliff Bole

Director | The Six Million Dollar Man

Cliff Bole was born on November 9, 1937 in San Francisco, California, USA as Clifford John Bole. He was a director and producer, known for The Six Million Dollar Man (1974), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Mission: Impossible (1988). He was married to Brenda. He died on February 15, 2014 ...

29. Patsy Ruth Miller

Actress | Fools in the Dark

Patsy Ruth Miller was born on January 17, 1904 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Patricia Ruth Miller. She was an actress, known for Fools in the Dark (1924), Hell-Bent for Heaven (1926) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). She was married to Effingham Smith Deans, John Lee Mahin and Tay Garnett. ...

30. Linda Hayes

Actress | I'm Still Alive

Linda Hayes was born on October 11, 1918 in Sac City, Iowa, USA as Rachelle Mendenhall. She was an actress, known for I'm Still Alive (1940), The Girl from Mexico (1939) and Brooklyn (2015). She was married to Frank W. Walker, Lou Crosby and Dominic Germano. She died on December 19, 1995 in Palm ...

31. Bill Chadney

Actor | Peter Gunn

Bill Chadney was born on September 16, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, USA as William Callander Chadney. He was an actor, known for Peter Gunn (1958), The Richard Boone Show (1963) and Dante (1960). He was married to Joy C Knittel, Leslie M Smith, Lola Albright and Marilyn Loreen Mann. He died on ...

32. Rowland V. Lee

Director | The Count of Monte Cristo

Coming from a show business family (his parents were stage actors), Rowland V. Lee began his career as a child actor in stock and on Broadway. He interrupted his stage career for a stint as a Wall Street stockbroker, but gave that up after two years and returned to the stage. Lee was hired by ...

33. Grover Asmus

Self | Intimate Portrait

Grover Asmus was born on January 2, 1926 in North Bergen, New Jersey, USA. He was married to Louise Currie and Donna Reed. He died on October 11, 2003 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

34. Dave Powers

Director | The Carol Burnett Show

Dave Powers was born on December 2, 1932 in Big Bear Lake, California, USA as David Price Powers. He was a director and producer, known for The Carol Burnett Show (1967), Sills and Burnett at the Met (1976) and Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center (1971). He died on July 3, 2008 in Palm Desert, ...

35. Lew Landers

Director | Pacific Liner

Rivaling Sam Newfield and William Beaudine as one of the American film industry's most prolific directors, Lew Landers began directing features in the mid-'30s under his real name of Louis Friedlander, but changed it to Lew Landers after several films. His first effort, The Raven (1935), with Boris...

36. Peter Bourne

Actor | Med fara för livet

Peter Bourne was born on July 9, 1923 in Stockholm, Sweden as Åke Björnefeldt. He was an actor and writer, known for 48 Hours to Live (1959), Blonde in Bondage (1957) and Meteor (1979). He died on June 24, 2001 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

37. Adolph Deutsch

Composer | The Apartment

Academy Award-winning composer, songwriter, conductor and arranger, educated at London Poly. and the Royal Academy of Music. He came to the USA in 1910 and became a US citizen in 1920, eventually leading his own orchestra; later he composed and arranged for and conducted other dance bands. He was ...

38. Bob Cobert

Soundtrack | X-Men: Apocalypse

Bob Cobert was born on October 26, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Cobert. He is known for his work on X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Click (2006) and Dark Shadows (2012). He was married to Helen Elizabeth Fosse. He died on February 19, 2020 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

39. Judith Barrett

Actress | Road to Singapore

Judith Barrett was born on February 2, 1909 in Arlington, Texas, USA as Lucille Kelley. She was an actress, known for Road to Singapore (1940), Behind the Mike (1937) and Let Them Live (1937). She was married to Lindsay C. Howard and Cliff Edwards. She died on March 10, 2000 in Palm Desert, ...

40. Alan Crosland Jr.

Editorial Department | Sweet Smell of Success

Alan Crosland Jr. was born on July 19, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Frederic Alan Crosland Jr. He was a director and editor, known for Sweet Smell of Success (1957), The Wild Wild West (1965) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He was married to Martha Villasenor, Jean Margaret Smith, Donna...

41. Alice Cooper

Self | You Bet Your Life

Alice Cooper was born on September 10, 1873 in Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, England as Alice Augusta Louise Brazier. She was an actress, known for You Bet Your Life (1950). She was married to Charles Henry Cooper. She died on October 6, 1967 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

42. Norris Goff

Actor | The Bashful Bachelor

Norris Goff was born on May 30, 1906 in Cove, Arkansas, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Bashful Bachelor (1942), Lum and Abner Abroad (1956) and Two Weeks to Live (1943). He was married to Martha Elizabeth Bullion. He died on June 7, 1978 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

43. Eddie Garrett

Actor | Quincy M.E.

Eddie Garrett was born on November 19, 1927 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Edward Gehrt. He was an actor, known for Quincy M.E. (1976), Batman (1966) and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). He was married to Maggie Hartshorn. He died on May 13, 2010 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

44. Hal Blaine

Soundtrack | Love & Mercy

Hal Blaine was an American drummer and session musician of Jewish descent, with a career that lasted about 70 years. He was born in 1929 as "Harold Simon Belsky", son to Meyer Belsky and Rose Silverman. Both of his parents were immigrants from Eastern Europe.

Blaine was born in Holyoke, ...

45. Rod Alexander


Rod Alexander was born on January 23, 1920 in Colorado, USA as Rod Alexander Burke. He is known for his work on Carousel (1956), Asphalt Girl (1964) and The DuPont Show of the Month (1957). He was married to Bambi Linn. He died on July 7, 1992 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

46. Jennings Lang

Producer | The Concorde... Airport '79

Originally a lawyer from New York City, Jennings Lang came to Hollywood in 1938 and set up an office as a talent agent. In 1940, he joined the Jaffe agency and, within a few years, became the company's president and one of Hollywood's leading agents. He joined MCA in 1950 and, two years later, ...

47. Sid Davis

Producer | Live and Learn

Sid Davis was born on April 1, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Sidney Davis. He is known for his work on Live and Learn (1951), The Dangerous Stranger (1950) and V.D. (1961). He was married to Norma Rosalind Henkins. He died on October 16, 2006 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

48. Lisa Figus

Actress | Dutch

Lisa Figus was born on October 24, 1923 in Zanesville, Ohio, USA as Elizabeth Margaret Gorsuch. She was an actress, known for Dutch (1991), Armed and Dangerous (1986) and General Hospital (1963). She was married to David White. She died in 2017 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

49. Pattie Daly Caruso

Actress | Do It or Die

Pattie Daly Caruso was born on March 28, 1944 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA. She was married to Richard Caruso and Jim ''J.D.'' Daly. She died on September 17, 2017 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

50. Jayne Hazard

Actress | Black Market Babies

Jayne Hazard was born on January 8, 1922 in Tampa, Florida, USA as Aristine Jane Hazard. She was an actress, known for Black Market Babies (1945), Daredevils of the Clouds (1948) and Who's Guilty? (1945). She was married to Lowell J. Thompson. She died on December 12, 2006 in Palm Desert, ...

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