Death Place Matching "West Los Angeles, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. 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...

2. Carolyn Jones

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 ...

3. 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 ...

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. Paula Raymond

Actress | Challenge of the Range

American leading woman of films and television in the 1950s, whose career was hampered by injuries. Raised in San Francisco, she studied music, dance, and opera as a child. She made her film debut as a child by chance in 1937 during a visit to Los Angeles. She remained to attend Hollywood High ...

6. 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 ...

7. Clara Bow

Actress | Wings

Clara Gordon Bow, destined to become THE flapper of the 1920's, was born on July 29, 1905 and raised in poverty and violence in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother tried to slit Clara's throat when she attempted to enter the film industry. She won a photo beauty contest which launched her movie career ...

8. 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 ...

9. Audrey Totter

Actress | The Unsuspected

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 ...

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. 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 ...

12. Mary Kay Bergman

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), ...

13. Dorothy Dandridge

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 ...

14. 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, ...

15. 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 ...

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. Margaret Blye

Actress | The Italian Job

Margaret Blye was born on October 24, 1939 in Houston, Texas, USA as Margaret Jane Blye. She was an actress, known for The Italian Job (1969), Hard Times (1975) and The Entity (1982). She died on March 24, 2016 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. 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 ...

20. 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 ...

21. Vladimir Sokoloff

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. 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 ...

24. 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 ...

25. Paul Snider

Paul Snider was born on April 15, 1951 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Paul Leslie Snider. He was married to Dorothy Stratten. He died on August 14, 1980 in West Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. 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), Wonder Woman (1975) and Legacy of Satan (1974). She was married to Gary Clements. She died on February 12, 1977 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

28. 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 ...

29. 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 ...

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 Two Sisters from Boston (1946). He was married to Lela Bliss. He died on July 24, 1955 in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA.

31. 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 Derek Flint 1e klas - 6e dan (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.

32. 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 ...

33. Leonard Gaines

Actor | The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

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 ...

34. 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 ...

35. 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 ...

36. Don Medford

Director | The Hunting Party

Don Medford was born on November 26, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Donald Muller. He was a director and producer, known for The Hunting Party (1971), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Suspicion (1957). He died on December 12, 2012 in West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

37. Simone Battle

Actress | What We Need

Simone Battle was born on June 17, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Simone Sherise Battle. She was an actress, known for What We Need (2014), Zoey 101 (2005) and Meanamorphosis (2012). She died on September 5, 2014 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.

38. Charles Marquis Warren

Writer | Rawhide

Film and television writer, producer and director. In films with MGM from 1933. He also contributed in excess of 250 articles of pulp fiction to various magazines and became a regular contributor to the Saturday Evening Post. Post-war, he was primarily active as an author of western scripts. He was...

39. 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....

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...

41. George Lloyd

Actor | A Slight Case of Murder

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 ...

42. Bobby Pickett

Soundtrack | Love, Simon

Bobby Pickett was born on February 11, 1938 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA as Robert George Pickett. He died on April 25, 2007 in West Los Angeles, California, USA.

43. John Lester Johnson

Actor | Mystery in Swing

John Lester Johnson was born in Suffolk, Virginia (his death certificate states South Carolina) on August 13, 1893. His middle name was Leslie, according to an "Ebony" magazine article about Johnson (January 1960), but he changed it to to Lester when he left Virginia in 1910 for New York City, ...

44. 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 ...

45. John Strauss

Music Department | Hair

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 Hair (1979), The Blues Brothers (1980) and Little Big Man (1970). He was married to Charlotte Rae. He died on February 14, 2011 in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, ...

46. Myra Jones

Psycho

Myra Jones was born on November 7, 1916 in Kansas, USA as Myra Louise Davis. She is known for her work on Psycho (1960), Around the World in 80 Days (1956) and Tea and Sympathy (1956). She died on July 3, 1988 in West Los Angeles, California, USA.

47. John Pearce

Actor | THX 1138

John Pearce was born on November 7, 1927 in Gainesville, Georgia, USA as John Bonnell Pearce. He is known for his work on THX 1138 (1971), The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) and September 30, 1955 (1977). He died on April 29, 2000 in West Los Angeles, California, USA.

48. Richard Stone

Music Department | Witness

49. William Hayes

Producer | The Living Swamp

Co-founder of Executive Business Management and the law firm Hayes & Hume.

50. Ethel Winant

Producer | Ronin

Ethel Winant was born on August 5, 1922 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as Ethel D. Wald. She was a casting director and producer, known for Ronin (1998), George Wallace (1997) and World War II: When Lions Roared (1994). She was married to H.M. Wynant. She died on November 29, 2003 in West Hills, ...


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