Death Place Matching "Rancho Mirage, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Mary Martin

Actress | Peter Pan

Originally a dance instructor, she came to Broadway during the Depression to begin her career as a professional actress. A daughter of Texas, she originally began work as a dance instructor until a local evangelical-adherent burned down her studio citing her work as being too sinful for human ...

2. Ruby Keeler

Actress | 42nd Street

Ruby Keeler started as a dancer on Broadway. After her marriage to Al Jolson she moved to Hollywood and become a star in Warners musicals opposite Dick Powell. After her divorce from Jolson she retired for almost 30 years, until she appeared in "No No Nanette" on Broadway in 1971 under the ...

3. Ginger Rogers

Actress | The Major and the Minor

Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped ...

4. Red Skelton

Writer | The Red Skelton Show

The son of a former circus clown turned grocer and a cleaning woman, Red Skelton was introduced to show business at the age of seven by Ed Wynn, at a vaudeville show in Vincennes. At age 10, he left home to travel with a medicine show through the Midwest, and joined the vaudeville circuit at age 15....

5. Phil Harris

Actor | The Jungle Book

A bandleader of the 1940s and a radio, film, and TV actor who always seemed to imply allegiance to the former Confederate States of America. Was a principal of long standing among the comedian Jack Benny's radio retinue, parlaying his popularity into his own radio series, in which his wife, Alice ...

6. George Montgomery

Actor | Samar

George Montgomery was boxing champion at the University of Montana, where he majored in architecture and interior design. Dropping out a year later, he decided to take up boxing more seriously, and moved to California, where he was coached by ex-heavyweight world champion James J. Jeffries. While ...

7. Patrick Macnee

Actor | A View to a Kill

British actor Patrick Macnee was born on February 6, 1922 in London, England into a wealthy and eccentric family. His father, Daniel Macnee, was a race horse trainer, who drank and gambled away the family fortune, leaving young Patrick to be raised by his lesbian mother, Dorothea Mary, and her ...

8. Kenneth Tobey

Actor | Innerspace

Born in Oakland, California, Kenneth Tobey was headed for a law career when he first dabbled in acting at the University of California Little Theater. That experience led to a year and a half of study at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included Gregory Peck, Eli Wallach and ...

9. Brad Dexter

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

American supporting player specializing in tough guys. Of Serbian extraction, he was born in Nevada in 1917. As a young man, he boxed in amateur bouts and had early training in theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse. He joined the Air Corps during World War II and was assigned to the troupe performing ...

10. Alice Faye

Soundtrack | Hello Frisco, Hello

As A&E's Biography put it, "She rose from the mean streets of New York's Hell's Kitchen to become the most famous singing actress in the world. When the pressures of fame became too much, she had the courage to leave Hollywood on her own terms". Alice Faye was born Alice Jeanne Leppert in NYC on ...

11. Gerald Ford

Actor | Dynasty

Gerald Rudolph Ford was the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 until January 1977.

Ford was born on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska as Leslie Lynch King, Jr., being the son of Leslie Lynch King and Dorothy Ayer Gardner King. His parents separated two weeks after his birth and his...

12. Broderick Crawford

Actor | All the King's Men

Broderick Crawford is best remembered for two roles: his Oscar-winning turn as Willie Stark in All the King's Men (1949), and as Chief Dan Mathews on the syndicated TV series Highway Patrol (1955). He was also memorable as Judy Holliday's boisterous boyfriend in Born Yesterday (1950).

He was born ...

13. Sydney Chaplin

Actor | Wonderful Town

In choosing a professional acting career for himself, bon vivant Sydney Chaplin had to deal with the powerful and pervasive shadow of his famous father, the legendary Charles Chaplin, hovering over him every step of the way. While his older brother, actor Charles Chaplin Jr., buckled under the ...

14. Hoagy Carmichael

Soundtrack | To Have and Have Not

Award-winning songwriter ("Stardust", "Ole Buttermilk Sky", "Georgia on My Mind"), composer, pianist, actor and singer, educated at Indiana University (LL.B). He played piano in the college bands, and later gave up a law practice for a career in songwriting. He joined ASCAP in 1931, and his chief ...

15. Barbara Marx

Self | Sinatra in Palm Springs

Barbara Marx was born on March 10, 1927 in Bosworth, Missouri, USA as Barbara Ann Blakeley. She was married to Frank Sinatra, Zeppo Marx and Robert Harrison Oliver. She died on July 25, 2017 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

16. Diana Lewis

Actress | Cry 'Havoc'

Diana Lewis was born on September 18, 1919 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Her parents were vaudeville performers. The family moved to Hollywood and Diana, her sister Maxine, and her brother J.C. all went into show business. Diana made her film debut in the 1934 comedy It's A Gift. At the age of ...

17. Kiel Martin

Actor | Hill Street Blues

Kiel Martin was born on July 26, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Kiel Urban Mueller. He was an actor, known for Hill Street Blues (1981), The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) and Moonrunners (1975). He was married to Joanne Marie Lapomarda, Christina Montoya and Claudia Martin. He died on ...

18. Frank Marth

Actor | The Six Million Dollar Man

Versatile, diligent character actor Frank Marth was a familiar presence in just about every major American prime-time TV show of the 60's and 70's. The native New Yorker got his big break as a member of Jackie Gleason's stock company, perennially cast as uncredited background characters in ...

19. Phil Foster

Actor | Laverne & Shirley

Phil Foster was born on March 29, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA as Fivel Feldman. He was an actor and writer, known for Laverne & Shirley (1976), Brooklyn Goes South (1952) and Conquest of Space (1955). He died on July 8, 1985 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

20. Dick Wesson

Writer | The Bob Cummings Show

One of the most recognisable character actors of the 1950s, Boston Massachusetts-born Dick Wesson began his career with his older brother, Gene Wesson, in a comedy act that made the rounds of the nightclub circuit. He made his film debut in the sci-fi classic Destination Moon (1950), and spent his ...

21. Sidney Sheldon

Writer | Easter Parade

Sheldon was born in Chicago on February 17, 1917. He began writing as a youngster and at the age of ten he made his first sale of a poem for $10. During the Depression, he worked at a variety of jobs and while attending Northwestern University he contributed short plays to drama groups.

At seventeen...

22. Wanda McKay

Actress | The Deerslayer

She attended grammar school in Portland, Oregon until her family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where she graduated from Fort Worth Polytechnic High School. Shortly afterward she proceeded to New York City to become a model. She graced the cover on many national magazines, and was selected as the ...

23. Hal B. Wallis

Producer | True Grit

Legendary producer Hal B. Wallis was born in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles when he was in his early 20s. He got a job managing a theater owned by Warner Bros., and his success at the job caught the eye of studio head Jack L. Warner, who gave him a job in the studio's publicity department. Within...

24. Charles 'Buddy' Rogers

Actor | Wings

Charles 'Buddy' Rogers was born on August 13, 1904 in Olathe, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Wings (1927), This Way Please (1937) and Follow Thru (1930). He was married to Beverly Ricono and Mary Pickford. He died on April 21, 1999 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

25. Betty Ford

Actress | Mary Tyler Moore

Betty Ford was born on April 8, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Elizabeth Ann Bloomer. She was an actress and writer, known for Mary Tyler Moore (1970), Dynasty (1981) and The Betty Ford Story (1987). She was married to Gerald Ford and William C. Warren. She died on July 8, 2011 in Rancho Mirage,...

26. Norman Taurog

Director | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

A successful child actor (on stage from 1907) and rather less successful romantic lead, baby-faced Norman Taurog found being behind the camera a more rewarding experience. Before becoming a director, he paid his dues as a prop man and editor. By 1919, he was put in charge of two-reel comedies, ...

27. Georgia Davis

Actress | Hoosier Holiday

Georgia Davis was born on September 17, 1921 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA as Georgia Maureen Davis. She was an actress, known for Hoosier Holiday (1943). She was married to Red Skelton. She died on May 10, 1976 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

28. Susan Fleming

Actress | Million Dollar Legs

Comely auburn-haired, blue-eyed actress and dancer, an alumnus of the Ned Wayburn Academy in New York. A Ziegfeld Girl, she danced on Broadway in the Follies and in George White's Scandals. On the strength of this, she was offered a long-term Hollywood contract with Paramount. A publicity campaign ...

29. Charlita

Actress | Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla

Charlita was born on July 5, 1921 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA as Clara Isabella DeFreitas. She was an actress, known for Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952), The Naked Dawn (1955) and Mission: Impossible (1966). She died on January 28, 1997 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

30. Jack Garner

Actor | My Fellow Americans

Jack Garner was born on September 19, 1926 in Norman, Oklahoma, USA as Jack Edward Bumgarner. He was an actor, known for My Fellow Americans (1996), The Rockford Files (1974) and The Rousters (1983). He was married to Elizabeth J. Ludwick. He died on September 13, 2011 in Rancho Mirage, California,...

31. Willard Parker

Actor | The Fighting Guardsman

As New York-born Worster Von Eps, he was a meter reader who turned professional tennis player but, in 1937, at the age of 25, he parlayed his fair-haired good looks and obvious athleticism into an acting career and changed his name to an easier-sounding marquee moniker, Willard Parker. After a ...

32. Ruth Terry

Actress | Smoky River Serenade

Ruth Terry was born Ruth McMahon in Benton Harbor, Michigan, in 1920. She got her start in show business as a child when she would sing with the band in a dance hall where her father worked as a bouncer. She began entering amateur talent contests in the local area, and her beautiful singing voice ...

33. Lucien Ballard

Cinematographer | The Wild Bunch

Lucien Ballard, the cinematographer best known for his collaboration with director Sam Peckinpah on such films as The Wild Bunch (1969), was born in Miami, Oklahoma. Ballard became a wanderer after dropping out of the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oklahoma, journeying ...

34. Marcia Ralston

Actress | Call It a Day

Marcia Ralston was born on September 19, 1906 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Mascotte Marcia Henderson. She was an actress, known for Een lentedag van 's morgens acht tot middernacht (1937), Sh! The Octopus (1937) and Parijs bezet (1941). She was married to Phil Harris. She died on ...

35. Lisle Wilson

Actor | The Incredible Melting Man

Lisle Wilson was born on September 2, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Lisle Astor Wilson Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for The Incredible Melting Man (1977), Bloodbath - The Motion Picture (2009) and Falcon Crest (1981). He died on March 14, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

36. Tyler McVey

Actor | Night of the Blood Beast

Tyler McVey was born on February 14, 1912 in Bay City, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Night of the Blood Beast (1958), Man's Favorite Sport? (1964) and Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959). He was married to Esther Geddes, Rita Ann Stickelmaier and Lorraine Budge. He died on July 4, 2003 ...

37. Earle Hagen

Composer | I Spy

Earle Hagen was born on July 9, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Earle Harry Hagen. He is known for his work on I Spy (1965), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Tango & Cash (1989). He was married to Laura Roberts (Gunn) and Lou Sidwell. He died on May 26, 2008 in Rancho Mirage, California, ...

38. B.J. Baker

Soundtrack | Flower Drum Song

B.J. Baker was born on May 6, 1927 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Betty Jane Phillips. She was an actress, known for Flower Drum Song (1961), Heidi's Song (1982) and Babar Comes to America (1971). She was married to Barney Kessel, Buddy Baker and Mickey Rooney. She died on April 2, 2002 in Rancho ...

39. John Conte

Actor | Musical Comedy Time

John Conte was born on September 15, 1915 in Palmer, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Musical Comedy Time (1950), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Thousands Cheer (1943). He was married to Sirpuhe Philibosian, Ruth Harris Conte and Marilyn Maxwell. He died on September 4, 2006 ...

40. Jolie Gabor

Black Jack

Jolie Gabor was born on September 29, 1896 in Budapest, Hungary as Jansci Tilleman. She is known for her work on Vrouwen en opium (1950), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and Four Star Revue (1950). She was married to Count Edmond de Szigethy, Peter Howard Christman and Vilmos Gabor. She died on ...

41. Leonard Kibrick

Actor | It's a Wonderful World

Leonard Kibrick was born on September 6, 1924 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor, known for Wonderlijke wereld (1939), Dimples (1936) and She Married a Cop (1939). He died on January 4, 1993 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

42. Jimmy Van Heusen

Soundtrack | Going My Way

Jimmy Van Heusen was inarguably one of the most accomplished songwriters in history. Claiming four "Oscars" and one Emmy award among his credits he also wrote more songs (85) recorded by Frank Sinatra, his long time friend, than any other composer. He also composed the songs for another good friend...

43. Mack David

Music Department | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Composer, songwriter ("Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White", "Bimbombey", "Blue and Sentimenta") and author, educated at Cornell University and St. John's University Law School. He wrote many themes for television and films. Joining ASCAP in 1934, his chief musical collaborators included Jerry ...

44. Kem Dibbs

Actor | Paths of Glory

Kem Dibbs was born on August 12, 1917 in Zahle, Lebanon as Kemmel Dibbs. He was an actor, known for Paths of Glory (1957), De Tien Geboden (1956) and Buck Rogers (1950). He died on March 28, 1996 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

45. Harry Caray

Soundtrack | Undercover Boss

Harry Caray was born on March 1, 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Harry Christopher Carabina. He was an actor, known for Undercover Boss (2010), 1964 World Series (1964) and 1968 World Series (1968). He was married to Dolores "Dutchie" Goldmann, Marian Binkin and Dorothy Kanz. He died on ...

46. John Aylesworth

Writer | The Julie Andrews Hour

John Aylesworth was born on August 18, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as John Bansley Aylesworth. He was a writer and producer, known for The Julie Andrews Hour (1972), The Sonny and Cher Show (1976) and Hee Haw Honeys (1978). He was married to Anita Rufus, Ann Spencer and Nancy ...

47. Alex Dreier

Actor | Toma

Alex Dreier, a rare case of a well-known radio and TV news reporter and commentator turned actor late in life. Born in 1916, he graduated from Stanford University in 1939 and became a newsman shortly afterwards. His first assignment was as a correspondent for the United Press in Berlin. Put under ...

48. Candy Toxton

Actress | Knock on Any Door

Born in Vienna, Missouri, Candy Toxton moved with her family to East St. Louis, Illinois, when she was young. She attended St. Teresa High School and, after graduation, became a model in St. Louis. She went to Chicago for greater opportunities and dated band leader Tommy Dorsey.

Seeking greener ...

49. Barbara Douglas

Self | This Is Your Life

Barbara Douglas was born on July 13, 1921 in Truro, Cornwall, England. She was an actress, known for This Is Your Life (1955). She was married to Patrick Macnee and Graham Foulds. She died on July 10, 2012 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

50. Frank Jameson

Self | Tattletales

Frank Jameson was born on July 3, 1924 in Corona, California, USA as Frank Gard Jameson. He was married to Eva Gabor and Phyllis Edith Dockeray. He died on May 16, 1993 in Rancho Mirage, California.


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