Death Place Matching "Chicago, Illinois, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Harold Ramis
Writer | Ghostbusters
Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...
2. Chris Farley
Actor | Tommy Boy
Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley and John Farley. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette ...
3. John Mahoney
Actor | Frasier
John Mahoney was an award-winning American actor. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, the seventh of eight children of Margaret and Reg, a baker. His family was evacuated to the sea-side resort to avoid the Nazi bombing of their native Manchester. The Mancunian Mahoneys eventually ...
4. Bernie Mac
Actor | The Bernie Mac Show
Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in 1957 in Chicago, the son of Mary McCullough and Jeffery Harrison. He grew up in the city, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, ...
5. June Travis
Actress | The Case of the Black Cat
Fetching secondary actress June Travis was signed by Warner Bros. in 1934 and made her film debut the following year, but would last only three years before leaving Hollywood forever and focusing on marriage. Born June Dorothea Grabiner on August 7, 1914, she was the daughter of Harry Grabiner who ...
6. Roger Ebert
Actor | Siskel & Ebert & the Movies
Roger Joseph Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and ...
7. Robin Harris
Actor | House Party
Best remembered for his raunchy humor, Robin Harris became famous in supporting roles in movies such as Do The Right Thing as Sweet Dick Willie and House Party. He has left a legacy that fans and actors will truly miss due to his career which was cut by a massive heart attack at the age of 36. ...
8. Walter Sande
Actor | To Have and Have Not
Chances are you've seen his imposing character face scores of times but couldn't place the name. Colorado-born actor Walter Sande was one of those stern, heavyset character actors in Hollywood everyone recognized but no one could identify.
Born in Denver on July 9, 1906, Sande showed an early ...
9. Del Close
Actor | The Blob
Del Close played "Polonious" once in "Hamlet", and won a Joseph Jefferson Award for it. But the role he really wanted to play was "Yorick". He had to die to do it, but now he may get his wish. Under the terms of his will, Close, who died March 4, 1999, has left his skull to the Goodman Theatre.
11. Barbara Trentham
Actress | Rollerball
Barbara Trentham was born on August 27, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Barbara Schilling. She was an actress and director, known for Rollerball (1975), Sky Riders (1976) and The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972). She was married to George Covington and John Cleese. She died on ...
13. Alan Marshal
Actor | House on Haunted Hill
Alan Marshal was born on January 29, 1909 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, known for House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Garden of Allah (1936) and The White Cliffs of Dover (1944). He was married to Mary Grace Borel. He died on July 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
14. Cyril Ritchard
Actor | Producers' Showcase
Legendary for his preening, prancing, delightfully playful villain Captain Hook on the award-winning stage (as well as TV) opposite America's musical treasure Mary Martin, beloved musical star Cyril Ritchard had a vast career that would last six decades, but "Peter Pan" would become his prime ...
16. Kathleen Burke
Actress | The Last Outpost
Kathleen Burke was born on September 5, 1913 in Hammond, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for The Last Outpost (1935), Island of Lost Souls (1932) and The Lion Man (1936). She was married to Jos Fernandez, Glen A. Rardin and Forrest Smith. She died on April 9, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
17. Kim Milford
Actor | Laserblast
Richard Kim Milford was an actor-singer-songwriter-composer-dancer who first appeared in SummerStock Theatre in Chicago at age 10. At age 17 he was in the original staging of Hair (he played Woof and Claude). In 1970 he was awarded the Faith and Freedom Award by the Religious Heritage of America ...
19. Rod Daniel
Director | WKRP in Cincinnati
Rod Daniel was born on August 4, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as Rollin Augustus Daniel III. He was a director and producer, known for WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), K-9 (1989) and Teen Wolf (1985). He was married to Martha (Marti) C. Mueller. He died on April 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
20. Chelsea Brown
Actress | The Thing with Two Heads
Chelsea Brown was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lois Brown. She passed away from pneumonia March 28, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.
She was an actress, comedienne, singer and dancer perhaps best known for being the first African-American series regular in the iconic, ground-breaking American TV ...
21. Donal Donnelly
Actor | The Godfather Part III
Donal Donnelly was an Irish actor best known in the cinema for roles in The Knack... and How to Get It (1965) and The Godfather: Part III (1990) and on stage for his work in the plays of Brian Friel. He was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, on July 6, 1931, but raised in Dublin, Ireland. In ...
23. Helen Morgan
Actress | Show Boat
Before the tragic legacies of songbird icons Édith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland took hold, there was the one...the original...lady who sang the blues and started the whole "bawl" rolling. Like her successors, Helen Morgan lived the sad songs she sang...and more.
She started her life ...
25. Junior Wells
Soundtrack | The Hitman's Bodyguard
Born in Memphis in 1934, Junior Wells was one of the primary blues harmonica players in Chicago after World War II. Influenced by Sonny Boy Williamson and, especially, Walter Jacobs (aka "Little Walter"), Wells helped to define the sound of the harmonica in the 1950s, first with the Aces, a group ...
29. Stan Mikita
Actor | Wayne's World
Stan Mikita was born on May 20, 1940 in Sokolce, Czechoslovakia as Stanislaus Guoth. He was an actor, known for Wayne's World (1992), Twenty-four Hours in Czechoslovakia (1968) and The Twentieth Century (1957). He was married to Jill Cerny. He died on August 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
31. Clara Peller
Actress | The Stuff
Clara Peller was born on August 4, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois. Clara lived most of her early life in Chicago. She married a local jeweler at age twenty; the couple had two children prior to divorcing eight years later. Peller worked as a manicurist for thirty-five years at a local Chicago beauty ...
32. Studs Terkel
Actor | Eight Men Out
Studs Terkel was born on May 16, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Louis Terkel. He was an actor, known for Eight Men Out (1988), Medium Cool (1969) and American Playhouse (1981). He was married to Ida Goldberg. He died on October 31, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
35. Maurice Tillet
Actor | Les bateliers de la Volga
Maurice Tillet, better known by his Professional wrestling name, "The French Angel". Maurice was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on October 23, 1903 of French parents. His father was an engineer involved in the construction of the Trans-Siberian railroad and his mother was a teacher of languages. By...
39. Mildred J. Hill
Soundtrack | Paycheck
In 1988, Birch Tree Group, Ltd. sold the rights of Happy Birthday to You, along with all its other assets, to Warner Communications for an estimated $25 million. With Auld Lang Syne and For He's a Jolly Good Fellow, Happy Birthday to You is among the three most popular songs in the English language...
Director | Tabiate bijan
Sohrab Shaheed Salles was born in Tehran in 1944 to a middle-class family and lived in Tehran. Shahid Saless was a storyteller as a child, with a passion for visualizing his narrations. During his teenage years, he showed an imaginative talent, writing and acting in plays with friends. In 1963, ...
41. Les Podewell
Actor | Groundhog Day
Lester Burton Podewell was born on November 3, 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the son of Edwin L. Podewell (1881-1964) and Anna B. Birkgit (1881-1961). He met actress Beverly Ruth Younger (1915-1999) in the Eugene O'Neill play, The Straw, in which they both had roles. They married later that year ...
44. James Andelin
Actor | Stir of Echoes
James Andelin voiceover artist and actor, Andelin landed one of his first radio roles at about age 12 for a show called Skippy, the part led to a long career in Chicago radio, including voiceover parts in Little Orphan Annie and Jack Armstrong. He died of congestive heart failure and emphysema in ...
45. Alfred Lunt
Actor | The Magnificent Yankee
Alfred Lunt was born on August 12, 1892 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for The Magnificent Yankee (1965), The Guardsman (1931) and Stage Door Canteen (1943). He was married to Lynn Fontanne. He died on August 3, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
46. John Dillinger
One of the most famous bank robbers in history, he was born John Herbert Dillinger on June 22, 1903, to a grocery store owner named John Wilson Dillinger and his wife Mollie (the family also included an older sister, Audrey). By all accounts the Dillingers were a normal "all-American" family, but ...
48. Honeyboy Edwards
Soundtrack | Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
"Delta blues" artist David "Honeyboy"--a nickname his sister gave him as a child--Edwards was born in Shaw, MS, in 1915. He taught himself to play the guitar as a boy by listening to such bluesmen as Tommy McClennan and Robert Petway. By age 14 he was playing in "juke joints" in the South with such...
50. Etta Moten
Actress | Flying Down to Rio
In addition to her vocal dubbing and on-screen film credits, Etta Moten played the role of Bess in the 1943 revival of "Porgy and Bess" at the personal request of Ira Gershwin (not George, who had died in 1937). Etta and husband Claude Barnett, founder of the Negro Associated Press, served as US ...