Death Place Matching "Memphis, Tennessee, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Elvis Presley

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 ...

4. Macon McCalman

Actor | Smokey and the Bandit

Macon McCalman was born on December 30, 1932 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Deliverance (1972) and Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). He died on November 29, 2005 in Memphis.

5. Martin Luther King

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 ...

6. Jeff Buckley

Soundtrack | Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You

Jeff Buckley was born on November 17, 1966 in Anaheim, California, USA as Jeffrey Scott Buckley. He died on May 29, 1997 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

7. Ellis Rabb

Actor | Great Performances

Ellis Rabb was born on June 20, 1930 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Great Performances (1971), The Dain Curse (1978) and The Royal Family (1977). He was married to Rosemary Harris. He died on January 11, 1998 in Memphis.

8. Vernon Presley

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.


11. Gene Rutherford

Actor | Will Penny

Gene Rutherford was born on March 4, 1939 in DeSoto, Mississippi, USA as Robert Eugene Rutherford. He was an actor, known for Will Penny (1967), The High Chaparral (1967) and Mannix (1967). He died on September 24, 2006 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

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.

13. Gail Stone-Stanton

Actress | Making the Grade

Gail Stanton was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for June of 1978. She was also a popular model, making numerous commercials and promotional appearances, including a stint as Miss Michelob Lite in the early 1980s.

14. Don Briscoe

Actor | Dark Shadows

Don Briscoe was born on March 20, 1940 in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, USA as Cecil Donald Briscoe. He was an actor, known for Dark Shadows (1966), Days of Our Lives (1965) and I Dream of Jeannie (1965). He died on October 31, 2004 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

15. Nelson Frazier Jr.

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.

16. Gladys Presley

Loving You

Gladys Presley was born on April 25, 1912 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA as Gladys Smith. She was an actress, known for Loving You (1957). She was married to Vernon Presley. She died on August 14, 1958 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...

19. Bobby Bland

Soundtrack | The Fugitive

Bobby Bland was born on January 27, 1930 in Rosemark, Tennessee, USA as Robert Calvin Brooks. He was married to Willie Mae Bland. He died on June 23, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee.

20. Wayne Emmons

Actor | The Rainmaker

Wayne Emmons was born on November 26, 1937 in Sheffield, Alabama, USA as Anthony Wayne Emmons. He is known for his work on The Rainmaker (1997) and Daddy and Them (2001). He died on September 10, 2010 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

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.

22. Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White

Body and Soul

Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White was born on September 8, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Body and Soul (1981), Penitentiary (1979) and Sanford and Son (1972). He died in April 1990 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

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 ...

24. Jimi Jamison

Soundtrack | Spy Game

Jimi Jamison was born on August 23, 1951 in Durant, Mississippi, USA as Jimmy Wayne Jamison. He was married to Deborah Teal and Brenda Fay. He died on August 31, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

25. Albert King

Soundtrack | Star Trek Into Darkness

Albert King was born on April 25, 1923 in Indianola, Mississippi, USA as Albert Nelson. He died on December 21, 1992 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

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.

27. Vester Presley

Self | Elvis Presley - Die frühen Jahre

Vester Presley was born on September 11, 1914 in Fulton, Mississippi, USA. He died on January 17, 1997 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.

33. Marguerite Piazza

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 (...

37. Richard Crowe

Actor | Daddy and Them

Richard Crowe was born on July 28, 1949. He was an actor, known for Daddy and Them (2001), I Was a Zombie for the F.B.I. (1982) and Great Balls of Fire! (1989). He died on September 4, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

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 ...

40. Adrian Rogers

Self | The Believer's Heaven

Adrian Rogers was born on September 12, 1931 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. He was married to Joyce Louise Gentry-Rogers. He died on November 15, 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

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.

42. Lorenzen Wright

Actor | The Sentinel

Lorenzen Wright was born on November 4, 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Lorenzen Vern-Gagne Wright. He was an actor, known for The Sentinel (1996) and Rome Is Burning (2003). He died on July 19, 2010 in Memphis.

43. Lucile Doan Ewing

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 ...

45. Ben Cauley

Soundtrack | Dope

Ben Cauley was born on October 3, 1947 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was married to Shirley. He died on September 21, 2015 in Memphis.

46. Arthur Lee

Soundtrack | Point Break

Arthur Lee was born on March 7, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Arthur Taylor Porter. He was married to Diane. He died on August 3, 2006 in Memphis.

47. Clyde McCoy

Soundtrack | The Wolf of Wall Street

Clyde McCoy was born on December 29, 1903 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He died on June 11, 1990 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

48. Al Jackson Jr.

Soundtrack | Hellboy

Al Jackson Jr. was born on November 27, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He died on October 1, 1975 in Memphis.

49. Sam Phillips

Soundtrack | The Outsiders

Sam Phillips was born on January 5, 1923 in Florence, Alabama, USA as Samuel Cornelius Phillips. He was married to Rebecca Irene Burns. He died on July 30, 2003 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

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...

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