Death Place Matching "Brentwood, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. James Garner
Actor | The Notebook
Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s.
James Garner was born James Scott ...
2. Bea Arthur
Actress | The Golden Girls
Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born Bernice Frankel on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9".
She earned the title of "Wittiest Girl" in her school, and her ...
3. Harry Morgan
Actor | M*A*S*H
Harry Morgan was a prolific character actor who starred in over 100 films and was a stage performer. Known to a younger generation of fans as "Col. Sherman T. Potter" on M*A*S*H (1972). Also known for his commanding personality throughout his career, he tackled movies and television in a way no ...
4. Allan Melvin
Actor | Flash Gordon
Allan Melvin was born on February 18, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Allan John Melvin. He was an actor, known for Flash Gordon (1979), The Phil Silvers Show (1955) and The Adventures of Gulliver (1968). He was married to Amalia Faustina Sestero. He died on January 17, 2008 in Brentwood, Los...
5. Karl Malden
Actor | A Streetcar Named Desire
Born to a Czech mother and a Serbian father in Chicago as Mladen Sekulovich, on March 22, 1912, Karl Malden did not speak English until he was in kindergarten. After graduating from high school in the nearby steel town of Gary, Indiana, Malden worked in the industry for three years until 1934, when...
Actress | A Bug's Life
Diller put out an autobiography in 2005 in her late 80s, and entitled it "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", which pretty much says it all when recalling the misfit life and career of the fabulous, one-of-a-kind Phyllis Diller. It may inspire all those bored, discouraged and/or directionless ...
7. Gail Russell
Actress | The Uninvited
Gail Russell was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 21, 1924. She remained in the Windy City, going to school until her parents moved to California when she was 14. She was an above-average student in school and upon graduation from Santa Monica High School was signed by Paramount Studios.
Actor | It Takes a Thief
Malachi Throne, the character actor who became one of the more ubiquitous faces on television from the "Golden Age" of the 1950s through the 21st Century, was born in New York City on December 1, 1928, the son of Samuel and Rebecca Throne, who had immigrated to America from the Austro-Hungarian ...
9. Harry Carey
Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Born in New York City to a Judge of Special Sessions who was also president of a sewing machine company. Grew up on City Island, New York. Attended Hamilton Military Academy and turned down an appointment to West Point to attend New York Law School, where his law school classmates included future ...
10. Anthony Caruso
Actor | Star Trek
For more than three decades Hollywood defaulted to a small core group of actors when it came to casting convincing mobsters, gamblers and racketeers. These often typecast individuals included Joseph Ruskin, Bruce Gordon, Neville Brand, Robert Loggia and...Anthony Caruso. Square-jawed, ...
11. Joe E. Brown
Actor | Some Like It Hot
Joe E. Brown happily claimed that he was the only youngster in show business who ran way from home to join the circus with the blessings of his parents. In 1902, the ten-year-old Brown joined a circus tumbling act called the Five Marvellous Ashtons, which toured various circuses and vaudeville ...
12. June Haver
Actress | Love Nest
June Haver was born on June 10, 1926, in Rock Island, Illinois, with the birth name of Beverly June Stovenour. Her parents divorced at an early age and she was adopted by Bert Haver, her stepfather. Her mother and new father moved to Cincinnati, where she appeared on the stage for the first time at...
13. Lee Philips
Actor | Peyton Place
Lee Philips was born on January 10, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA as Leon Friedman. He was a director and actor, known for Peyton Place (1957), The American Girls (1978) and The Hunters (1958). He was married to Barbara Schrader and Jean Allison. He died on March 3, 1999 in Brentwood, ...
14. Billy Halop
Actor | Angels with Dirty Faces
Billy Halop's show business career started on radio in the 1920s and carried over to stage work on Broadway. There, in 1937, he and other teenage cast members of the stage hit "Dead End" were brought to Hollywood by Samuel Goldwyn for the film version of the play, which was a tremendous hit. Halop ...
15. Peter Shaw
Actor | The Exile
Peter Shaw was born on June 24, 1918 in Reading, Berkshire, England as Peter Shaw Pullen. He is known for his work on The Exile (1947) and Sons of the Sea (1939). He was married to Angela Lansbury and Mercia Lydia Squires. He died on January 29, 2003 in Brentwood, California, USA.
16. Dan Curtis
Producer | Burnt Offerings
Dan Curtis was born on August 12, 1927 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA as Daniel Mayer Cherkoss. He was a producer and writer, known for Burnt Offerings (1976), Dark Shadows (1966) and War and Remembrance (1988). He was married to Norma Mae Klein. He died on March 27, 2006 in Brentwood, California,...
17. Robert Sterling
Actor | Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Born William Sterling Hart in 1917, the Pennsylvania-born actor was the son of a professional ballplayer. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, then worked as a clothing salesman before deciding to give acting a try. He certainly had the requisite dreamboat looks as Columbia signed this ...
18. Neva Patterson
Actress | An Affair to Remember
Lean-framed, arch and edgy, somewhat hard-looking, dark-haired Neva Patterson, known by face perhaps as opposed to name, was a familiar presence in heavily-styled drama of the 1950s and 1960s radio, stage, film and TV. Christened Neva Louise Patterson in 1920 (some sources incorrectly state 1922) ...
19. Lee Bowman
Actor | My Dream Is Yours
Lee Bowman made his reputation as a suave, polished leading man opposite glamorous stars like Rita Hayworth and Jean Arthur in the 1940s. The columnist Jack Sher, later a noted writer and director,,referred to him in 1944 as 'a very hot commodity' in Hollywood. A graduate from the University of ...
Actress | Wild Boys of the Road
Dorothy Coonan Wellman was born on November 25, 1913 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Dorothy Rae Coonan. She was an actress, known for Wild Boys of the Road (1933), Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995) and This Is Your Life (1952). She was married to William A. Wellman. She died on September 16, ...
22. Patricia Hardy
Actress | Mike Hammer
Patricia Hardy was born on December 23, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Mike Hammer (1958), Yancy Derringer (1958) and State Trooper (1956). She was married to Richard Egan. She died on August 20, 2011 in Brentwood, California, USA.
23. Carl Esmond
Actor | Agent for H.A.R.M.
Born Willy Eichberger in Vienna, Austria, he changed his name to the ethnically nondescript Carl Esmond and went on to become a well-regarded actor both here and in Europe, a career that sustained itself for nearly 50 years. He initially studied drama in Vienna at the State Academy of Dramatic Arts...
24. W.S. Van Dyke
Director | The Thin Man
For the better part of his career, Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke lived up to his sobriquet "One-Take Woody" by steadfastly adhering to his credo of shooting each scene as quickly and efficiently as possible. Over his 25-year career, he economically directed over 90 diverse entertainments, which not ...
25. George Ives
Actor | Intolerable Cruelty
George Ives was born on January 19, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Intolerable Cruelty (2003), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) and Mister Roberts (1965). He was married to Faith Flagg. He died on February 22, 2013 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Writer | Three Days of the Condor
Lorenzo Semple Jr. was born on March 27, 1923 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA as Lorenzo Elliott Semple III. He is known for his work on Three Days of the Condor (1975), Flash Gordon (1980) and Pretty Poison (1968). He was married to Joyce Miller. He died on March 28, 2014 in Brentwood, California, ...
27. Richard Levinson
Writer | Columbo
Richard Levinson was born on August 7, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Richard Leighton Levinson. He was a writer and producer, known for Columbo (1971), Murder, She Wrote (1984) and Rehearsal for Murder (1982). He was married to Rosanna Huffman. He died on March 12, 1987 in Brentwood, ...
28. Charles S. Dubin
Director | Kojak
Charles S. Dubin was born on February 1, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Charles Samuel Dubronevski. He was a director and producer, known for Kojak (1973), Square One Television (1987) and M*A*S*H (1972). He was married to Mary Lou Chayes and Daphne Elliott. He died on September ...
29. Kathryn Kane
Actress | Swingtime in the Movies
For a brief moment in the 30s, she was one of Hollywood's fashionable Cinderellas. Sometimes billed as 'Sugar Kane', she epitomised girl-next-door wholesomeness. Taking advantage of that appeal, her studio publicised the blonde, blue-eyed lass as the female answer to MGM's Mickey Rooney.
30. Molly Lamont
Actress | The Jungle Princess
Molly Lamont was born on May 22, 1910 in Boksburg, Transvaal, South Africa. She was an actress, known for The Jungle Princess (1936), Jalna (1935) and The Awful Truth (1937). She was married to Edward Bellande. She died on July 7, 2001 in Brentwood, California, USA.
31. Martha Tilton
Actress | Swing Hostess
She became a notable vocalist of the Big Band Era and known around the circuit as the "Liltin' Miss Martha Tilton." Born on November 14, 1915, this trim, Texas-born blonde was the fortunate product of a musical family, with her parents actively playing the piano and singing at home while she grew ...
33. Mona Malden
[May 2017] Celebrated her 100th birthday.
34. Lucile Gleason
Actress | I Like It That Way
Lucile Gleason was born on February 6, 1888 in Pasadena, California, USA as Lucile Russell Webster. She is known for her work on I Like It That Way (1934), Should Husbands Work? (1939) and The Higgins Family (1938). She was married to James Gleason. She died on May 18, 1947 in Brentwood, California.
35. Miles Goodman
Composer | Little Shop of Horrors
Goodman attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. (There is now a scholarship there bearing his name.) At Antioch, he was an English major. Goodman studied Shakespeare in London and originally desired to be a director. He studied with private music teachers including Albert Harris and ...
36. Nat Hiken
Writer | Car 54, Where Are You?
Nat Hiken was born on June 23, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Nathan S Hiken. He was a writer and producer, known for Car 54, Where Are You? (1961), The Phil Silvers Show (1955) and The Ballad of Louie the Louse (1959). He was married to Ambur Arvilla Dana. He died on December 7, 1968 in ...
37. Natalie Draper
Actress | Forever Amber
Natalie Draper was born on April 30, 1919 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Forever Amber (1947) and Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 8 (1937). She was married to Henry MacCartney Moffat, Ivan Goff, Merrill Pye and Tom Brown. She died on January 13, ...
38. Laverne Andrews
Actress | Road to Rio
Ms. Andrews and her sisters, Patty and Maxene, were one of the most successful women's singing groups, with 19 gold records and sales of nearly 100 million copies. The sisters began performing in the early 1930s when the Depression wiped out their father's business. In 1937, the sisters scored ...
39. Peter Forster
Peter Forster was born on June 29, 1920 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Mannix (1967) and Dangerous Charter (1962). He was married to Jennifer Raine. He died on November 16, 1982 in Brentwood, California, USA.
Was killed when she was hit by 2 cars while crossing a street, on her way to catch her school bus. She crossed the street at a red light and a passing car grazed her, which caused her to lose her balance. After she fell down, a car following the first car ran over her.
42. Sy Gomberg
Writer | Summer Stock
Sy Gomberg was an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, producer and activist who spoke out forcefully against what he called "gratuitous and unpunished violence" in movies and television. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1951 for best story in "When Willie Comes Marching Home", and again that same...
45. Walter Scharf
Music Department | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner and ten-time Oscar-nominee Walter Scharf was born and raised in New York City, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants. He started playing music at an early age, helping his uncle play the piano in theaters for silent films. His mother Bessie Zwerling was a well-known ...
46. Sam Denoff
Composer ("Bupkis"), author and actor, educated at Adelphi College, and later on the staff at WNEW in New York. He was a television script writer and also wrote much special material for night clubs and a number of singing commercials. Joining ASCAP in 1956, his chief musical collaborators include ...
47. Willard Mack
Writer | The Voice of the City
Willard Mack was born on September 18, 1873 in Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada as Charles Willard McLaughlin. He was a writer and actor, known for The Voice of the City (1929), What Price Innocence? (1933) and Broadway to Hollywood (1933). He was married to Beatrice Banyard, Pauline Frederick, Marjorie...
50. Gil Friesen
Producer | Better Off Dead...
Gil Friesen was born on March 19, 1937 in Pasadena, California, USA. He is known for his work on Better Off Dead... (1985), The Breakfast Club (1985) and 20 Feet from Stardom (2013). He was married to Janet. He died on December 13, 2012 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California.