Death Place Matching "Oakland, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Leo Gorcey
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Leo Gorcey's parents were actor Bernard Gorcey (born 1888) who stood 4' 10", and Josephine Condon (born 1901), who stood 4' 11" and weighed 95 pounds; they worked in vaudeville in New York. In 1915, 14-year-old Josephine gave birth to Fred. In 1917, Leo was born, a large baby at 12 lb. 3 oz.; as an...
2. Wayne Morris
Actor | Paths of Glory
American actor who had early success as a sunny juvenile, but whose career declined following World War II, in which he was a highly-decorated hero. A native of Los Angeles, Morris played football at Los Angeles Junior College, then worked as a forest ranger. Returning to school, he studied acting ...
3. Angela Paton
Actress | Groundhog Day
Paton was described as a "natural comic" and one of the "legends of the local stage" of San Francisco. She is a veteran of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), and also one of A.C.T.'s leading actresses in its first few seasons. After leaving A.C.T. in the early 1970s, Paton and her husband ...
Actor | Moan & Groan, Inc.
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins was born on August 9, 1920 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Allen Clayton Hoskins. He was an actor, known for Moan & Groan, Inc. (1929), Love Business (1931) and School's Out (1930). He was married to Frances. He died on July 26, 1980 in Oakland, California, USA.
Actor | The Terminal
Kumar Pallana was born on December 23, 1918 in Indore, Indore State, Central India Agency, British India as Kumar Vallabhdas Pallana. He was an actor, known for The Terminal (2004), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and Bottle Rocket (1996). He was married to Ranjana Jethwa. He died on October 10, 2013 ...
8. Spade Cooley
Soundtrack | 42
Violinist and cellist, singer, actor, composer and songwriter ("Shame On You"), conductor, arranger and inventor who popularized western swing music on film and recordings, in person and on radio and television. When Spade was four, he and his parents John and Emma Cooley moved to Oregon where he ...
Actor | The Best Years of Our Lives
Howland Chamberlain was born on August 2, 1911 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Howland Chamberlin. He was an actor, known for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Electric Dreams (1984). He died on September 1, 1984 in Oakland, California, USA.
Writer | Logan's Run
David Zelag Goodman was born on January 15, 1930 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for Logan's Run (1976), Straw Dogs (2011) and Straw Dogs (1971). He was married to Marjorie Goodman. He died on September 26, 2011 in Oakland, California, USA.
Soundtrack | The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Pianist, composer ("Everything Depends on You"), conductor and author educated at Schenley High School and in private piano study. He accompanied singers and was pianist for several instrumental groups, eventually forming his own band in Chicago in 1928, which he conducted into 1948 when he joined ...
Actress | Torch Song Trilogy
Harriet C. Leider was born on October 5, 1944. She was an actress, known for Torch Song Trilogy (1988), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Dream Lover (1993). She was married to Jenny Wrenn. She died on February 12, 2004 in Oakland, California, USA.
17. Huey P. Newton
Self | Runaway America
Huey P. Newton, the co-founder and inspirational leader of the Black Panther Party, was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on February 17, 1942. He was named after governor Huey P. Long. Newton's family moved to Oakland, California early in his childhood.
He attended Merritt College, earning an Associate of...
18. Harry Spalding
Writer | Chosen Survivors
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and brought to the US when he was six, Harry Spalding credits his interest in writing to his mother, who read the classics aloud to him when he was a child. Early on, Spalding did some short story and newspaper writing, then went into the theater business...
22. Caren Bohrman
Caren Alison Bohrman was born in Hollywood, California. She was President of her class at Walter Reed Jr. High and graduated with honors from North Hollywood High. She studied Film at UC Santa Cruz, and Film and Film Criticism at Sonoma State. Alfred Hitchcock was a favorite subject.
Caren began her...
23. Al Davis
Self | The NFL on NBC
Allen "Al" Davis, the man who is synonymous with the Oakland Raiders franchise of the National Football League and its earlier American Football League incarnation, was born on the Fourth of July, 1929 into a Jewish family in Brockton, Massachusetts. Raised in Brooklyn and educated at the borough's...
25. Larry Grey
Actor | Alice in Wonderland
Larry Grey was born on March 23, 1895 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England as Lawrence Gray. He was an actor, known for Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Mr. Celebrity (1941). He was married to Carlotta Dale Garrison. He died on May 5, 1951 in Oakland, California, USA.
Aimee Semple McPherson was born Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy on her family's farm near Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. She was raised a Methodist, her father James's faith. Her mother Mildred worked for the Salvation Army.
In December 1907, she decided to attend a local "tent revival" on a whim, and fell in ...
27. Ernie Stanton
Actor | The Case of the Black Parrot
Ernie Stanton was born on August 23, 1890 in London, England. He is known for his work on The Case of the Black Parrot (1941), The Devil's Saddle Legion (1937) and Flippen's Frolics (1936). He died on February 6, 1944 in Oakland, California, USA.
Writer | Thriller
Jack Vance is best known for his fantasy and science fiction. He won the Hugo award (given by the World Science Fiction Society) for *The Dragon Masters* (1963); both Hugo and Nebula (given by Science Fiction Writers of America) for *The Last Castle* (1966); and the World Fantasy Award for *...
29. Margaret Landis
Actress | Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley
Margaret Landis was born on August 31, 1891 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She was an actress, known for Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley (1918), Alice Adams (1923) and The Martinache Marriage (1917). She was married to J. Hamilton Couper and Bertram Bracken. She died on April 8, 1981 in Oakland, ...
31. Sydney Ayres
Director | Beyond the City
Handsome, dark wavy-haired leading man who appeared on the New York stage, starred in early silent films (1-3 reelers) as well as directed and wrote scenarios. Worked for various studios including Edison, American, Powers, Rex, Big U (Universal), Laemmle, Nestor and Selig. Still working until the ...
Actor | Speed Mad
Melbourne MacDowell was born on November 22, 1856 in South River, New Jersey, USA as William Melbourne McDowell. He was an actor, known for Speed Mad (1925), Feel My Pulse (1928) and Outside the Law (1920). He was married to Mrs. Caroline Wells Neff, Virginia Drew Trescott, Wilhelmina Marie Strauss...
Actor | Back to God's Country
Wellington A. Playter was born on December 9, 1879 in Rawcliffe, England. He was an actor and director, known for Back to God's Country (1919), The County Chairman (1914) and The Wicked Darling (1919). He died on July 15, 1937 in Oakland, California, USA.
37. George Moran
Actor | My Little Chickadee
George Moran was born on October 3, 1881 in Elwood, Kansas, USA as George Searcy. He was an actor, known for My Little Chickadee (1940), Anybody's War (1930) and Hypnotized (1932). He was married to Claire White. He died on August 1, 1949 in Oakland, California, USA.
38. Helen Greene
Actress | Bab's Diary
Helen Greene was born in January 1896 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Bab's Diary (1917), Bab's Matinee Idol (1917) and Bab's Burglar (1917). She was married to Michael Abbott and Frederic Mills Gilligan. She died on October 10, 1947 in Oakland, California, USA.
42. Jesse Fuller
Soundtrack | The Great White Hope
Blues singer/musician Jesse Fuller was born in Jonesboro, GA, in 1896. He learned to play guitar as a youth, but didn't really embark on a career as a professional musician until he was in his 50s. In his 30s he drifted across the US and wound up in Los Angeles, where he got a succession of odd ...
43. Monty Stickles
Actor | Freebie and the Bean
He was All-American College Football player at Notre Dame. As a Senior, he was 9th in Heisman voting in 1959. He was a first round draft pick (11th overall) in 1960. Played Tight End for the San Francisco 49ers from 1960 to 1967 and New Orleans Saints in 1968. He was known during his career in ...
44. Fay Lanphier
Actress | The American Venus
Fay Lanphier was born on December 12, 1905 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. She was an actress, known for The American Venus (1926) and Flying Elephants (1928). She was married to Winfield J. Daniels and Sidney M. Spiegel. She died on June 21, 1959 in Oakland, California.
Actress | The Weather Girls: Well-A-Wiggy
Izora Rhodes-Armstead is an American singer-songwriter. The duo, consisting of singers Izora Armstead and Martha Wash, originally served as Sylvester's backup singers. Later changing their name to The Two Tons and finally The Weather Girls, the duo reached their peak in popularity in 1982 with the ...
48. Marshall Ricksen
Actor | The Old Nest
Marshall Ricksen was born on December 19, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Marshall Edward Ericksen. He was an actor, known for The Old Nest (1921) and Edgar's Jonah Day (1920). He was married to Bertha Clymer. He died on January 16, 1975 in Oakland, California, USA.