Death Place Matching "Memphis, Tennessee, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Soundtrack | Tickle Me
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...
2. Isaac Hayes
Actor | Escape from New York
Isaac Hayes was the second-born child of Isaac Sr. and Eula Hayes, but was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wade Sr. The child of a poor family, he grew up picking cotton in Covington, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, only to be encouraged later by his former high school ...
3. Red West
Actor | Safe Haven
Robert "Red" Gene West was a close friend of Elvis Presley and a member of Presley's inner circle, known as "The Memphis Mafia". He first met Elvis in high school, where he was a year behind him. West played football for the Memphis Tigers high school football team, boxed in the Golden Gloves and ...
Soundtrack | Freedom Writers
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Alberta Christine (Williams), a schoolteacher, and Martin Luther King Sr., a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. For Martin the civil rights movement began one summer in 1935 when he was six ...
Self | Elvis on Tour
Vernon Presley was born on April 10, 1916 in Fulton, Mississippi, USA as Vernon Elvis Presley. He is known for his work on Elvis on Tour (1972), Hee Haw (1969) and Elvis in Concert (1977). He was married to Davada "Dee" Stanley and Gladys Presley. He died on June 26, 1979 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
9. Shelby Foote
Writer | Memphis
Shelby Foote was born on November 17, 1916 in Greenville, Mississippi, USA as Shelby Dade Foote Jr. He is known for his work on Memphis (1992), Baseball (1994) and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). He was married to Gwyn Rainer, Peggy DeSommes and Tess Lavery. He died on June 27, 2005...
10. Windlind Smith
Actress | The Chase
Windland "Wendy" Smith Rice was the first child of the founder of FedEx, Frederick W. Smith. Her father named FedEx's first plane "Wendy" after her in 1973. She became an accomplished photographer of nature and animals. The movie, "P.S. I love you," was produced by her sister, Molly, in her honor.
12. Jack Lescoulie
Actor | Emergency Landing
Jack Lescoulie was born on November 17, 1912 in Sacramento, California, USA. He is known for his work on Emergency Landing (1941), The Great Library Misery (1938) and Volume One (1949). He was married to Virginia. He died on July 22, 1987 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW
Nelson Frazier Jr. was born on February 14, 1971 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA as Nelson Lee Frazier Jr. He was an actor, known for WWE Raw (1993), WWE SmackDown Live (1999) and WWF Superstars (1986). He was married to Cassandra. He died on February 18, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
17. John Malloy
Actor | Raw Deal
John Malloy was born on May 13, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as John Thomas Malloy. He was an actor, known for Raw Deal (1986), I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) and Cannery Row (1982). He was married to Faye H. Dillinger. He died on May 31, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
18. Sherry Mathis
Actress | W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
Sherry Ann Mathis began her career on the local stage in Memphis, Tennessee. She went to New York in 1971 and soon made her debut on the Broadway stage in a production of Harold Prince's "A Little Night Music". She subsequently appeared as "Liza Sentell" on the Search for Tomorrow (1951) soap opera...
21. Brian Lawler
Actor | WWF SmackDown!
Brian Lawler was born on January 10, 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Brian Christopher Lawler. He was an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WrestleMania XIV (1998) and WWE Raw (1993). He was married to Davah Lawler. He died on July 29, 2018 in Memphis.
23. Rufus Thomas
Soundtrack | This Is England
Born on March 26, 1917, in Cayce, Mississippi, R&B and blues legend Rufus Thomas began his career in the 1930s as a comedian with the Rabbit Foot Minstrels. In the 1940s he was a DJ on Memphis' WDIA radio, one of the few black-owned stations of that time. His talent shows influenced the careers of ...
26. Ruby Wilson
Actress | Black Snake Moan
Ruby Wilson was born in 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. She was an actress, known for Black Snake Moan (2006), The Client (1994) and The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996). She was married to Jesse Lee Moseley. She died on August 12, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
28. Chris Bell
Soundtrack | Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Chris Bell was born January 12, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was always a talented artist but began displaying his ability as a writer and guitarist at about 12 years old. After high school Bell became a founding member of possibly the greatest post-Beatles-style rock band that the USA has yet ...
29. George Klein
Actor | The Client
George Klein was born on October 8, 1935 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for The Client (1994), Rhinoceros Hunting in Budapest (1997) and Killing Obsession (1994). He was married to Barbara Little. He died on February 5, 2019 in Memphis.
30. Luther Perkins
Actor | The Exotic Ones
Luther Perkins was born on January 8, 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Luther Monroe Perkins. He was an actor, known for The Exotic Ones (1968) and Johnny Cash Singing at His Best (2004). He was married to Margie Higgins and Bertie. He died on August 5, 1968 in Memphis.
31. Alex Plasschaert
Stunts | Batman Forever
Alex Plasschaert was born on March 23, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alexander Edward Plasschaert. He is known for his work on Batman Forever (1995), The Omega Code (1999) and Explorers (1985). He was married to Barbara. He died on March 24, 2007 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
32. Hugh Allan
Actor | Annapolis
Hugh Allan was born on November 5, 1903 in Oakland, California, USA as Allan Abram Hughes. He was an actor, known for Annapolis (1928), Plastered in Paris (1928) and The Tiger's Shadow (1928). He was married to Lou Williamson. He died on February 12, 1997 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Actress | Musical Comedy Time
Marguerite Piazza was born on May 6, 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Marguerite Claire Luft. She was an actress, known for Musical Comedy Time (1950), Shower of Stars (1954) and Nash Airflyte Theatre (1950). She was married to Francis Harrison (Harry) Bergtholdt, William Condon, Graves ...
34. Bill Black
Soundtrack | Female Trouble
Bill Black was born on September 17, 1926 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as William P. Black. He was an actor, known for Female Trouble (1974), American Masters (1985) and The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey (1955). He died on October 21, 1965 in Memphis.
35. Cary Middlecoff
Actor | The Bellboy
Cary Middlecoff was born on January 6, 1921 in Halls, Tennessee, USA as Emmett Cary Middlecoff. He was an actor, known for The Bellboy (1960), The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). He died on September 1, 1998 in Memphis, Tennessee.
36. Ivory Joe Hunter
Soundtrack | Lone Star
Born in Weirgate, Texas, in 1914, blues/R&B singer Ivory Joe Hunter is probably most famous for writing and recording the hit "Since I Met You, Baby". He learned to play piano at an early age and by his mid-teens was performing in the Beaumont, Texas, area. He made some recordings in the 1930s (...
38. Charles Washburn
Production Manager | The Six Million Dollar Man
Charles Washburn was born on May 1, 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Charles C. Washburn. He was an assistant director and production manager, known for The Six Million Dollar Man (1974), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Uptown Saturday Night (1974). He died on April 13, 2012 in Memphis.
39. D'Army Bailey
Actor | The People vs. Larry Flynt
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Bailey enrolled in college at Southern University, where he joined other students in protest demonstrations against segregation in Baton Rouge. Consequently, he was expelled because of his involvement and finished his undergraduate studies at Clark University in ...
41. Larry Booker
Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling
Larry Booker was born on January 6, 1952 in Louisiana, USA as Lawrence Latham. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972) and World Wrestling Federation (1973). He died on November 29, 2003 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Actress | My Dog Skip
Lucile Doan Ewing was a life-long resident of Memphis, Tennessee. In 1951 she founded the Memphis Children's Theatre, which allowed children to write, produce, direct and act on stage. She continued to oversee the troupe until her retirement in 1976. She was featured in several films, various ...
50. R.L. Burnside
Soundtrack | Footloose
Blues guitarist R.L. Burnside was born in Oxford, Mississippi, in 1926. He learned how to play the guitar while watching Muddy Waters and Mississippi Fred McDowell play at various house parties held around the Mississippi Delta. Later he went out on his own and made the rounds of Delta "juke joints...