Birth Place Matching "Oak Park, Illinois, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Betty White

Actress | The Proposal

Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to Christine Tess (Cachikis), a homemaker, and Horace Logan White, a lighting company executive for the Crouse-Hinds Electric Company. She is of Danish, Greek, English, and Welsh descent.

Although best known as the devious Sue Ann Nivens on the classic ...

2. Busy Philipps

Actress | He's Just Not That Into You

Busy was born Elizabeth Jean Philipps in Illinois, US. She became interested in acting when she was in fourth grade and was always starring in school productions. In the summer, she would attend theater camp.

She is more commonly known as a television actress, getting her first break on Freaks and ...

3. Bob Newhart

Actor | The Rescuers

Bob Newhart is an American actor and stand-up comedian. His comedic style involves deadpan delivery of dialogue, a slight stammer when talking, and comedic monologues. He has cited earlier comedians George Gobel (1919-1991), Ray Goulding (1920-1990), and Bob Elliott (1923-2016) as his main ...

4. Lois Nettleton

Actress | In the Heat of the Night

Consummate and versatile, Lois Nettleton established a distinguished reputation as a star character actress on the stage, in films and on TV during her lengthy career. The former Miss Chicago of 1948 beauty pageant winner and Miss America semifinalist was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Her family was ...

5. Amy Morton

Actress | Up in the Air

Amy Morton was born in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Up in the Air (2009), 8MM (1999) and The Dilemma (2011).

6. Keith Szarabajka

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Keith Szarabajka was born on December 2, 1952 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), The Dark Knight (2008) and Argo (2012). He was previously married to Jennifer Jay Stewart.

7. John G. Avildsen

Director | Rocky

John G. Avildsen was born on December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Guilbert Avildsen. He was a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), Rocky V (1990) and The Karate Kid Part III (1989). He was married to Tracy Brooks Swope and Marie Olga Maturevich. He died on June 16, 2017 in ...

8. Hannah Storm

Actress | Valentine's Day

Award-winning journalist, producer and director Hannah Storm is a pioneer in the field of sports broadcasting for women, a published author, an advocate for children suffering from debilitating vascular birthmarks, and most importantly, a mother of three.

She joined ESPN in 2008 and now serves as an...

9. Deanna Lund

Actress | Hammerhead

Deanna Lund is best known for her role as "Valerie Scott" in the two-season cult series of the 1960s: Land of the Giants (1968), produced by Irwin Allen.

Irwin Allen cast Lund in the series, when he saw her in a recently made motion picture. Lund started out as the bad girl of the series, getting ...

10. John Sturges

Director | The Great Escape

John Sturges was born on January 3, 1910 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Elliott Sturges. He was a director and producer, known for The Great Escape (1963), The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Bad Day at Black Rock (1955). He was married to Katherine Helena Soules and Dorothy Lynn Brooks. He died ...

11. Kate Norby

Actress | The Devil's Rejects

Kate Norby was born on August 1, 1976 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Katherine Winifred Norby. She is an actress, known for The Devil's Rejects (2005), Big Love (2006) and Mad Men (2007). She has been married to Thomas Nelson Martin III since June 7, 2009.

12. Beverly Archer

Actress | Mama's Family

Beverly Archer was born on July 19, 1948 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Mama's Family (1983), ALF (1986) and Project: ALF (1996). She has been married to Robert Bernard since April 10, 1976.

13. Ernest Hemingway

Writer | To Have and Have Not

Ernest Hemingway was an American writer who won the Pulitzer Prize (1953) and the Nobel Prize in Literature (1954) for his novel The Old Man and the Sea, which was made into a 1958 film The Old Man and the Sea (1958).

He was born into the hands of his physician father. He was the second of six ...

14. William Bishop

Actor | Black Eagle

William attended grammar and high schools in New York and New Jersey. Upon graduation, he enrolled at West Virginia University where he planned to study law and played football and tennis. One summer, his uncle got him a job at the Suffern County (in New York) Theatre. He worked with actors ...

15. Cathy Kelley

Actress | WWE Monday Night RAW

Cathy Kelley was born on September 27, 1988 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Catherine Ann Kelley. She is an actress, known for WWE Raw (1993), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWE NXT (2010).

16. Jessica Bendinger

Writer | Bring It On

Jessica Bendinger was born on November 10, 1966 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Bring It On (2000), Stick It (2006) and Aquamarine (2006).

17. Lois Kelso Hunt

Actress | Head of State

Lois Kelso Hunt was born on July 16, 1926 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Lois Marie Kelso. She was an actress, known for Head of State (2003), The House on Sorority Row (1983) and Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). She died on May 20, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

18. Sally Mansfield

Actress | Rocky Jones, Space Ranger

Sally Mansfield was the daughter of Samuel Mahder (October 5, 1901 - April 14, 1970) and Marie (Strorigl) Mahder (October 24, 1900 - February 10, 1963) both born in Hungary. Sally studied at Chicago's Children's Summer Theater and the Sherwood Music School, and trod the boards under her birth name ...

19. Richard D. Bach

Writer | Illúziók

Richard D. Bach was born on June 23, 1936 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Richard David Bach. He is known for his work on Illusions (2009), Von Richthofen and Brown (1971) and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

20. Barbara Rucker

Actress | The Stepford Wives

Barbara Rucker was born on January 3, 1948 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for The Stepford Wives (1975), As the World Turns (1956) and A Man Called Sloane (1979). She was previously married to Robert Urich.

21. Julie Haydon

Actress | The Age of Innocence

Julie Haydon was born on June 10, 1910 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Donatella Donaldson. She was an actress, known for The Age of Innocence (1934), A Family Affair (1937) and Citizen Saint (1947). She was married to George Jean Nathan. She died on December 24, 1994 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA.

22. Timothy A. Good

Editor | The Resident

Member of A.C.E.

23. Ray Kroc

Self | The Mike Douglas Show

Ray Kroc was born on October 5, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Raymond Albert Kroc. He was married to Joan B. Kroc, Jane Dobbins Green and Ethel Fleming. He died on January 14, 1984 in San Diego, California, USA.

24. Kenneth Alan Williams

Actor | V.I.P.

Kenneth Alan Williams was born on November 18, 1963 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for V.I.P. (1998), ER (1994) and Will & Grace (1998).

25. Adam Jordan

Collateral Damage

Working in LA as assistant director and production assistant

26. Charles Dugan

Actor | The Benchwarmers

Charles Dugan was born on December 22, 1912 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on The Benchwarmers (2006), When Harry Met Sally... (1989) and Beverly Hills Ninja (1997). He was married to Marion Dugan. He died on October 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Marie Harmon

Actress | The El Paso Kid

Marie Harmon was born on October 21, 1923 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Matilda Marie Harmon. She is an actress, known for The El Paso Kid (1946), Springtime in Texas (1945) and Nighttime in Nevada (1948).

28. John Brennan

Actor | One Step Beyond

John Edward Gerschefske was introduced to the planet in 1933. He came from a railroad family in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The son of a railroad switchman and Motorola assembly line worker/nightclub singer. Also the grandson of the President of the Florist Drivers Union in ...

29. Iman Shumpert

Soundtrack | 21 & Over

Iman Shumpert was born on June 26, 1990 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Iman Asante Shumpert. He has been married to Teyana Taylor since 2016. They have one child.

30. Sandra Walker

Actress | The Nostalgia Critic

Sandra Walker was born on December 17, 1947 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Sandra Ruth Polkow. She was an actress, known for Nostalgia Critic (2007), Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie (2015) and Atop the Fourth Wall (2008). She was married to Barney Walker. She died on September 8, 2016 in Naperville,...

31. Robert Gibbons

Actor | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Robert Gibbons was born on May 25, 1918 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Robert James Gibbons. He was an actor, known for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), Mannix (1967) and Sweet November (1968). He died on February 21, 1977 in Hollywood, California, USA.

32. Staats Cotsworth

Actor | Hamlet

Staats Cotsworth was born on February 17, 1908 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Staats Jennings Cotsworth Jr. He was an actor, known for Hamlet (1964), The Catholic Hour (1953) and Peyton Place (1957). He was married to Josephine Hutchinson and Muriel Kirkland. He died on April 9, 1979 in New York ...

33. Wally Engelhardt

Actor | The Blues Brothers

Wally Engelhardt was born on April 30, 1923 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Blues Brothers (1980), The Awakening Land (1978) and Lincoln (1974). He died on March 21, 1991 in Illinois.

34. Janet Shamlian

Self | NBC Nightly News

Janet Shamlian was born on May 14, 1962 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She is married to LeRoy Melcher III. They have five children.

35. Jim Raymond

Stunts | Most Wanted

Jim Raymond was born on May 6, 1936 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as James Burr Raymond. He is an actor, known for Most Wanted (1997), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (1992).

36. Joseph J. Lawson

Visual Effects | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Over his career, Joe Lawson has filled many roles as a filmmaker: director, writer, practical and digital visual effects supervisor and artist, storyboard artist, voice-over artist and actor as well as directing animated and live action productions including five features, commercials, Dan Dare: ...

37. Meggan Lennon

Actress | Another Earth

Meggan Lennon was born on May 6, 1968 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Meggan Mary Lennon. She is an actress, known for Another Earth (2011), Stella (2005) and Craig Wedren & Pink Ape: I Am a Wolf, You Are the Moon (2016). She has been married to Craig Wedren since October 15, 2006. They have one ...

38. Clyde Adler

Actor | Lunch with Soupy Sales

Clyde Adler was born on January 24, 1926 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Soupy Sales Show, The Soupy Sales Show (1976) and The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965). He died on September 4, 1993 in Petoskey, Michigan, USA.

39. Kenneth Fearing

Writer | No Way Out

American poet Kenneth Fearing was born in Oak Park, IL, in 1902. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1924. Moving to Chicago, he held jobs as a salesman and a millhand, among other things, and eventually went to work for a Chicago newspaper as a reporter. He moved to New York City, and...

40. Wendy Roderweiss

Director | Stopping for Death: The Nurses of Wells House Hospice

Wendy Roderweiss was born on September 5, 1974 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She is a director and producer, known for Stopping for Death: The Nurses of Wells House Hospice (2013), Stage Three (2014) and Stage Two (2009).

41. Mary Fahrney

Cleopatra

Mary Fahrney was born on February 11, 1910 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Mary Elizabeth Fahrney. She was an actress, known for Cleopatra (1934). She was married to Andre de Jomini, Richard Alan Grest, Carlos Ojeda, Jr., Nils Kurt Holm, Oleg Cassini, Baron Arturo Berlingieri, Frank van Sands Eiszner...

42. John Fee

Music Department | Alias Grace

43. Michael Shurtleff

Writer | Call Me by My Rightful Name

Michael Shurtleff was born on July 3, 1920 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Charles Gordon Shurtleff. He is known for his work on Call Me by My Rightful Name (1972), All the Way Home (1963) and East Side/West Side (1963). He died on January 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

44. Felicity LaFortune

Actress | One Life to Live

Felicity LaFortune was born on December 15, 1954 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for One Life to Live (1968), All My Children (1970) and Law & Order (1990).

45. Albert Mampre

Self | The Girl Who Wore Freedom

Albert Mampre was born on May 25, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA.

46. Violet Carlson

Actress | Batman

Violet Carlson was born on September 13, 1900 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Batman (1966), The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966) and That Girl (1966). She died on December 3, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

47. Beverly Hayes

Writer | The CruciFire

Beverly Hayes was born on September 20, 1940 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for The CruciFire, The Black Box (2015) and Dark Shadows (1966).

48. Marcy Vosburgh

Actress | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Marcy Vosburgh was born on December 5, 1952 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA. She was a producer and writer, known for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Unhappily Ever After (1995) and It's Your Move (1984). She died on June 3, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

50. Harper Philbin

Director | Opus 27

This Oak Park, Illinois, native started making films in the 1970s with his parents' Super-8 camera. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in film from the University of Iowa in 1979, he spent three years in Chicago, two in New York City, and six in Los Angeles working as a video editor and ...


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