Death Place Matching "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. 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, ...
4. 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 ...
Actress | No Way Out
Linda Darnell, one of five children of a postal clerk, grew up fast. At 11, she was modeling clothes, giving her age as 16. At 13, she was appearing on the stage with little theater groups. Her mother encouraged her to audition when Hollywood talent scouts came to Dallas. She went to California and...
6. Sally O'Neil
Actress | Battling Butler
Cute-as-a-button and diminutive in size, Sally O'Neil (sometimes billed as Sally O'Neill), was one of 11 children born to a judge in 1908 in Bayonne, New Jersey. Another sister would also become a well-known actress, Molly O'Day. Sally was educated in a convent and started in vaudeville where she ...
8. 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 ...
9. 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 Conquest (1937). He was married to Mary Grace Borel. He died on July 13, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
10. 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. ...
11. 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 ...
12. Pamela Britton
Actress | D.O.A.
Pamela Britton was born Armilda Jane Owen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother was Ethel Owen, a prominent stage, radio and early television actress. Pam first used Gloria Jane Owen as her stage name, but not wanting to trade on her mother's reputation, chose Pamela from a British book, and then ...
15. 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 ...
16. Dick Cusack
Actor | While You Were Sleeping
Dick Cusack was born on August 29, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Richard John Cusack. He was an actor and writer, known for While You Were Sleeping (1995), Eight Men Out (1988) and Chain Reaction (1996). He was married to Ann Paula "Nancy" Carolan. He died on June 2, 2003 in ...
17. 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.
20. 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), The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972) and Sky Riders (1976). She was married to George Covington and John Cleese. She died on ...
21. Juice WRLD
Soundtrack | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Juice WRLD was born on December 2, 1998 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jarad Anthony Higgins. He was an actor and composer, known for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Juice Wrld: Lucid Dreams (2018) and Eminem Feat. Juice WRLD: Godzilla (2020). He died on December 8, 2019 in Chicago.
23. 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 ...
24. 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 ...
26. Minor Watson
Actor | Beyond the Forest
Minor Watson was a jovial, grandfatherly actor specializing in playing warm-hearted doctors, affable small-town businessmen, concerned army officers and other such characters. Watson wasn't as prolific as many other actors of his type; while he made slightly more than 100 films, his colleagues such...
27. 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 ...
28. 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 ...
34. Billy Mauch
Actor | The Prince and the Pauper
Billy Mauch was born on July 6, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois, USA as William John Mauch. He is known for his work on The Prince and the Pauper (1937), Anthony Adverse (1936) and Roseanna McCoy (1949). He was married to Marjorie Barnewolt. He died on September 29, 2006 in Palatine, Illinois.
35. 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 ...
36. Russell Arms
Actor | The Man Who Came to Dinner
Russell Arms was born on February 3, 1920 in Berkeley, California, USA as Russell L. Arms. He was an actor, known for The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Your Hit Parade (1950) and Wings for the Eagle (1942). He was married to Mary Lynne, Barbara .J. McGinnis and Liza Palmer. He died on February 13,...
37. John Wayne Gacy
Self | Serious Serial Killers
John Wayne Gacy was born in 1942 and grew up in a working-class neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. His father, John S. Gacy, Sr. (1900-1969), was an alcoholic and beat him frequently during his violent rages. As Gacy grew up, he began to develop a identity crisis - doubting his own masculinity. At ...
39. 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.
40. 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 ...
43. 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.
45. Muddy Waters
Soundtrack | Adventures in Babysitting
Muddy Waters (born McKinley Morganfield) was one of the major forces in contemporary blues. He was instrumental in bringing the sound of the Mississippi Delta to Chicago in the 1940s, where his recordings for the Chess label exerted an enormous influence on both blues and rock musicians from the ...
47. 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 Studs' Place (1949). He was married to Ida Goldberg. He died on October 31, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
48. Kathryn Reynolds
Kathryn Reynolds was born on October 6, 1927 in the USA. She was an actress, known for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), Joyride to Nowhere (1977) and The Amazing Spider-Man (1977). She died on May 2, 2019 in Illinois, USA.
49. Tiger Joe Marsh
Actor | The Time Tunnel
Big, bald, and burly 6'1" professional wrestler and actor Tiger Joe Marsh was born Joseph Samuel Marusich to parents of Yugoslavian descent on August 25, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois. Marsh was born in a South Chicago neighborhood and eventually moved to the area around 24th Street and Wentworth ...