Death Place Matching "Chicago, Illinois, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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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.

Del ...

10. Nathan Davis

Actor | Holes

Nathan Davis was born on May 22, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Holes (2003), Chain Reaction (1996) and Poltergeist III (1988). He was married to Metta Davis. He died on October 15, 2008 in Chicago.

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 ...

12. Laurel Cronin

Actress | Beethoven

Laurel Cronin was born on October 10, 1939 in Forest Park, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Beethoven (1992), A League of Their Own (1992) and Hook (1991). She died on October 26, 1992 in Chicago, Illinois.

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 ...

15. Davis Roberts

Actor | Westworld

Davis Roberts was born on March 7, 1917 in Mobile, Alabama, USA. He was an actor, known for Westworld (1973), Star Trek (1966) and What's Happening!! (1976). He died on July 18, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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 ...

18. John Santucci

Actor | Crime Story

John Santucci was born on November 8, 1940 as John Louis Schiavone. He is known for his work on Crime Story (1986), Thief (1981) and Miami Vice (1984). He died on February 22, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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 ...

22. Howard Witt

Actor | Simon & Simon

Howard Witt was born on March 13, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Simon & Simon (1981), Remington Steele (1982) and Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (1978). He died on June 21, 2017 in Chicago.

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 ...

24. Dermot Harris

Producer | Echoes of a Summer

Younger brother of Richard Harris.

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 ...

26. James Spinks

Actor | Mo' Money

James Spinks was born on October 15, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Mo' Money (1992), Car Wash (1976) and Damien: Omen II (1978). He died on July 29, 1996 in Chicago.

27. Carl Wright

Actor | Big Momma's House

Carl Wright was born on February 2, 1932 in Orlando, Florida, USA. He was an actor, known for Big Momma's House (2000), Soul Food (1997) and Barbershop (2002). He was married to Shirley Wright. He died on May 19, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

28. Mahavir Shah

Actor | Baadshah

Mahavir Shah was born on April 5, 1960 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He was an actor, known for Baadshah (1999), Yes Boss (1997) and Pehchaan (1993). He died on August 31, 2000 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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.

30. Joseph F. Kosala

Actor | The Fugitive

Joseph F. Kosala was born on August 22, 1946. He is known for his work on The Fugitive (1993), Primal Fear (1996) and Under Siege (1992). He died on March 22, 2015 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.

33. Ronnel Victor

Actor | Takot ako, eh!

Ronnel Victor was born on June 21, 1970 in Dipolog City, Philippines as Ronnel Isip. He was an actor, known for Takot ako, eh! (1987), The Untouchable Family (1988) and Halimaw (1986). He died on July 1, 2002 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

34. Mahalia Jackson

Soundtrack | Glory Road

Mahalia Jackson was born on October 26, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She was married to Minters Sigmund Galloway and Isaac Lanes Grey Hockenhull. She died on January 27, 1972 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...

36. Marge Kotlisky

Actress | Major League

Marge Kotlisky was born on February 19, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Margaret Kotlisky. She was an actress, known for Major League (1989), Sixteen Candles (1984) and Thief (1981). She died on December 2, 1997 in Chicago.

37. Joseph Wayne Miller

Actor | Heavyweights

Joseph Wayne Miller was born on December 18, 1981 in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Heavyweights (1995) and Folks! (1992). He died on January 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

38. Norman Gibson

Actor | Cooley High

Norman Gibson was born on September 18, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Cooley High (1975). He died on September 29, 1976 in Chicago.

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...

40. Sohrab Shahid Saless

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 ...

42. James Deuter

Actor | Major League

James Deuter was born on March 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Major League (1989), Payback (1999) and Mo' Money (1992). He died on August 29, 2010 in Chicago.

43. John M. Watson Sr.

Actor | The Fugitive

John M. Watson Sr. was born on January 10, 1937 in Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Fugitive (1993), Stranger Than Fiction (2006) and Groundhog Day (1993). He was married to Virginia. He died on September 7, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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

Self | Dillinger: Public Enemy No. 1

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 ...

47. KoKo Taylor

Actress | Blues Brothers 2000

KoKo Taylor was born on September 28, 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Cora Walton. She was married to Hay Harris and Robert 'Pops' Taylor. She died on June 3, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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...

49. Rob Maxey

Actor | Road to Perdition

Rob Maxey was born on June 12, 1953 in Lincoln, Illinois, USA as Robert Lynn Maxey. He was an actor, known for Road to Perdition (2002), The Naked Face (1984) and Lady Blue (1985). He was married to Cyndi Maxey. He died on June 5, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.

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 ...


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