Death Place Matching "West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Carolyn Jones was born April 28, 1930, in Amarillo, Texas. Her mother was Jeannette and her sister was Bette (Moriarty). She was an imaginative child, much like her mother. In 1934, her father abandoned the family and her mother moved them in with her parents, also in Amarillo. As a child Carolyn ...
2. Sal Mineo
Actor | Rebel Without a Cause
Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother ...
Actress | Lady in the Lake
One is certainly hard-pressed to think of another true "bad girl" representative so closely identifiable with film noir than hard-looking blonde actress Audrey Totter. While she remained a "B"-tier actress for most her career, she was an "A" quality actress and one of filmdom's most intriguing ...
4. Billy Wilder
Writer | The Apartment
Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...
5. Brenda Benet
Actress | Walking Tall
Brenda Benet, born Brenda Ann Nelson in Los Angeles, California, on August 14, 1945, was a classic example of the modern-day Hollywood tragedy. As a television actress with good dramatic scope, she managed to piece together a wide and impressive portfolio of guest shots in a career spanning just ...
Actress | Julia
One of television's premier African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York. The first child of John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel Faulk Johnson, a nurse; music ...
7. Dick Powell
Actor | Murder, My Sweet
Few actors ever managed a complete image transition as thoroughly as did Dick Powell: in his case, from the boyish, wavy-haired crooner in musicals to rugged crime fighters in films noir. Powell grew up in the town of Little Rock, Arkansas, one of three brothers (one of them, Howard, ended up as ...
Actress | South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Mary Kay Bergman did not have a face known to many - her voice was recognized more than anything else in the world. Although she was a big voiceover star in the 1990s, her true claim to fame was Trey Parker and Matt Stone's critically acclaimed adult animated television series, South Park (1997), ...
9. Jack Cassidy
Actor | The Eiger Sanction
Actor. Jack Cassidy, by his own design, defied mere definition from the day he was born in Richmond Hills, New York in 1927 until his tragic death in 1976. An actor, singer, writer, designer - the consummate showman and irrefutable creative entity - his life never followed a simple path nor did it ...
10. Clayton Moore
Actor | The Lone Ranger
Clayton Moore grew up in Chicago, Illinois and although his father wanted him to become a doctor, he had visions of something a little more glamorous. Naturally athletic, he practiced gymnastics during family summer vacations in Canada, eventually joining the trapeze act The Flying Behrs at 19. ...
11. Clara Bow
Actress | Wings
Clara Gordon Bow, destined to become "The It Girl", was born on July 29, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in poverty and violence. Her often absentee and brutish father could not or did not provide and her schizophrenic mother tried to slit Clara's throat when the girl spoke of becoming ...
12. Anita Louise
Actress | The Little Princess
An actress from the age of 6, Anita appeared with Walter Hampden in the Broadway production of Peter Ibbetson. As a juvenile actor, Anita used the name Louise Fremault and made her film debut at 9 in the film The Sixth Commandment (1924). She continued to make films as a child actor, and in 1929, ...
13. Dorothy Stratten
Actress | Galaxina
Dorothy Stratten's story was brief, glorious and tragic. She was born Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten on February 28, 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She grew up in a rough neighborhood in Vancouver, but kept out of trouble and went through the motions of school. While not a beauty as a child...
14. Margaret Blye
Actress | The Italian Job
Margaret "Maggie" Blye attended the University of Texas, before transferring to UCLA in her senior year. She was quickly spotted by a talent agent, and the agent booked Maggie for her first audition in the Oscar-nominated film "Summer and Smoke" starring Geraldine Page. Maggie went on to ...
Actress | Carmen Jones
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on November 9, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruby Dandridge (née Ruby Jean Butler), an entertainer, and Cyril H. Dandridge, a cabinet maker and minister. Under the prodding of her mother, Dorothy and her sister Vivian Dandridge began performing publicly, usually in ...
16. Jack Webb
Writer | Dragnet
John Randolph Webb was born in Santa Monica, California, to Margaret (Smith) and Samuel Chester Webb. His father left home before he was born; Webb would never know him. He was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother in dire poverty that preceded the Depression. Making things worse, Webb ...
17. Angela Aames
Actress | Scarface
Angela Aames grew up in Pierre, South Dakota. She acted in high school and attended the University of South Dakota before coming to Hollywood in 1978 to begin her acting career. Her first film role was as Little Bo Peep in the film Fairy Tales (1978). She followed that up by playing Linda "...
18. Paul Shenar
Actor | Scarface
Attractive, dark-featured character actor with a voice like thunder, and eyes like a wolf, who was featured in less than sympathetic roles throughout his career. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Albert Paul Shenar attended the University of Wisconsin. Soon after graduation, he relocated to ...
19. Paula Raymond
Actress | King Richard and the Crusaders
American leading woman of films and television in the 1950s, whose career was hampered by injuries. Raised in San Francisco, Paula Raymond studied music, dance, and opera as a child. She made her film debut as a child by chance in Keep Smiling (1938) during a visit to Los Angeles. She remained to ...
20. Ken Weatherwax
Actor | The Addams Family
Ken Weatherwax was born on September 29, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kenneth Patrick Weatherwax. He is known for his work on The Addams Family (1964), Unlawful Entry (1992) and The Addams Family (1973). He died on December 7, 2014 in West Hills, Los Angeles.
Actor | The Magnificent Seven
Familiar character actor of Russian heritage who played in scores of films, mostly in the U.S. He studied at the University of Moscow but left there to attend the Moscow Academy of Dramatic Art. He joined the world- renowned Moscow Art Theatre, where he worked for the next decade as an actor and ...
22. Shirley Hemphill
Actress | What's Happening!!
Shirley Hemphill was born on July 1, 1947 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA as Shirley Ann Hemphill. She was an actress, known for What's Happening!! (1976), What's Happening Now! (1985) and Martin (1992). She died on December 10, 1999 in West Covina, Los Angeles, California, USA.
23. Steve Brodie
Actor | Out of the Past
Primarily known as a "B" movie bad guy of hundreds of films, husky actor Steve Brodie was born John Daugherty Stephens on November 25, 1919, in El Dorado, Kansas. Raised in Wichita, he dropped out of school and raced cars, boxed and worked on oil rigs to get by. He initially entertained a criminal ...
24. Robert Warwick
Actor | In a Lonely Place
A prominent matinée stage and silent-film star with handsome features offset only slightly by a prominent proboscis, Robert Warwick was born and raised in Sacramento, California, as Robert Taylor Bien. The gift of music was instilled at an early age (he sang in his church choir) and he initially ...
25. Queenie Leonard
Actress | Alice in Wonderland
Pearl Walker (Queenie Leonard), actress and singer was born on 7 April 1905. She had already amassed 20 years of stage and screen experience when, in 1941, she made the first of more than 30 Hollywood films. She also appeared in cabaret in England and in the United States, starred in a one-woman ...
26. Mario Machado
Actor | RoboCop 2
Mario Machado has been a fixture of television, film, and radio for over thirty years, and as a news anchor, reporter, narrator, actor, commentator, and producer, he has worked in virtually all aspects of broadcasting. Born in Shanghai, China of both Chinese and Portuguese ancestry, Mario made ...
27. David Bond
Actor | The Silencers
David Bond was born on November 13, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA as Alfred Allegro. He is known for his work on The Silencers (1966), The Return of the Living Dead (1985) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He died on April 16, 1989 in West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
28. Herb Jeffries
Actor | The Bronze Buckaroo
This velvet-toned jazz baritone and sometime actor was (and perhaps still is) virtually unknown to white audiences. Yet, back in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Herb Jeffries was very big...in black-cast films. Today he is respected and remembered as a pioneer who broke down rusted-shut racial ...
29. Judd Holdren
Actor | Zombies of the Stratosphere
In the role of Commando Cody, Judd Holdren patrolled America's threatened skies after actors Tristram Coffin and George Wallace hung up their flying suits. (Coffin was Rocket Man in "King of the Rocket Man" and Wallace was Commando Cody in "Radar Men from the Moon.") Holdren played the airborne ...
30. Harry Hayden
Actor | Hail the Conquering Hero
Harry Hayden was born on November 8, 1882 in Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an actor, known for Hail the Conquering Hero (1944), The Velvet Touch (1948) and Merton of the Movies (1947). He was married to Lela Bliss. He died on July 24, 1955 in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA.
31. Christa Helm
Actress | Let's Go for Broke
Christa Helm was born on November 11, 1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Sandra Lynn Wohlfeil. She was an actress, known for Let's Go for Broke (1974), Legacy of Satan (1974) and Wonder Woman (1975). She was married to Gary Clements. She died on February 12, 1977 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...
32. George Lloyd
Actor | Idol of the Crowds
George H. Lloyd was a steady, faithful character actor, mostly appearing in Westerns during his years in Hollywood (1933 - 1955). He retired from film acting in 1955, settling down with his wife in a house in Los Angeles city proper. In 1962, he and his wife divorced; as a consequence of the ...
33. Katherine Victor
Actress | The Wild World of Batwoman
Born Katena Ktenavea in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of midtown Manhattan, the future TV and film actress grew up in Los Angeles and began her acting career on the stage and radio in the late '40s. She made her film debut in the campy sci-fi adventure Mesa of Lost Women (1953). Five years later ...
34. Natalie Kingston
Actress | Tarzan the Tiger
She traced her lineage back to the first Spanish governor of California. Her great-grandfather on her mother's side was Hungarian-born Agoston Haraszthy, dubbed the father of Californian viticulture. Leggy, olive-complexioned Natalia Ringstrom grew up and was educated in the San Francisco Bay area....
Make Up Department | Forrest Gump
Daniel C. Striepeke was born on October 8, 1930 in Sonoma County, California, USA as Daniel Charles Striepeke. He is known for his work on Forrest Gump (1994), Cast Away (2000) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He was married to Sherry Sexton. He died in January 2019 in West Los Angeles, California.
37. Cleto Augusto
Actor | The Artist
Cleto Augusto was born on September 1, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Cleto Joseph Augusto. He was an actor and producer, known for The Artist (2011), Warrior Road (2016) and I Know What You Did Last Winter (2005). He was married to Leslie Tanaka Augusto. He died on April 25, 2015 in West Los ...
40. E.Y. Harburg
Music Department | The Wizard of Oz
One of the great lyricists of American song, Edgar Yipsel Harburg (born Isidore Hochberg) grew up in the working-class Jewish ghetto of Manhattan's Lower East Side. In high school, he befriended Ira Gershwin, later his collaborator on student literary ventures at City College of New York; both also...
42. John Strauss
Music Department | The Blues Brothers
John Strauss was born on April 28, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA as John Leonard Strauss. He is known for his work on The Blues Brothers (1980), Hair (1979) and Little Big Man (1970). He was married to Charlotte Rae. He died on February 14, 2011 in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, ...
43. Ib Melchior
Writer | Death Race
The son of the Wagnerian tenor and film star Lauritz Melchior, Ib Melchior was born and educated in Denmark. After graduating from the University of Copenhagen, he joined the English Players, a British theatrical company, and toured Europe with the troupe, first as an actor and later as stage ...
45. Stanley Brown
Actor | The Man with Nine Lives
Stanley Brown was born on August 18, 1914 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Man with Nine Lives (1940), Atlantic City (1944) and Blondie's Blessed Event (1942). He was married to Lorraine McCall and Ruth F. Brown. He died on September 29, 2001 in West Los Angeles, Los ...
47. Don Medford
Director | The Twilight Zone
Don Medford was born on November 26, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Donald Muller. He was a director and producer, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), Baretta (1975) and To Trap a Spy (1964). He was married to Lynn Parker. He died on December 12, 2012 in West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
48. Ken Thorne
Music Department | Superman II
Ken Thorne was born on January 26, 1924 in East Dereham, Norfolk, England. He is known for his work on Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966). He was married to Linda Hayes. He died on July 9, 2014 in West Hills, Los Angeles, California, ...
49. Leonard Gaines
Leonard Gaines was born on October 13, 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Leonard Louis Goldblatt. He was an actor and producer, known for The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), Lionheart (1990) and Scent of a Woman (1992). He died on February 15, 2007 in West ...
50. Kay Deslys
Actress | Her Man o' War
Kay Deslys was born on September 28, 1899 in London, England as Kathleen M. Herbert. She was an actress, known for Her Man o' War (1926), Perfect Day (1929) and Murder by Invitation (1941). She died on August 15, 1974 in West Covina, Los Angeles, California, USA.