Death Place Matching "Montecito, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | The Goonies
Mary Ellen Trainor was born in Chicago, Illinois. She appeared in many feature-films of the 1980s, notable characters include, Elaine, the kidnapped sister of Kathleen Turner and the catalyst for the entire plot in Romancing the Stone (1984), Dr. Stephanie Woods (LA Police Psychiatrist) in in all ...
Actor | The Music Man
American leading man of vast charisma, Robert Preston was the son of a garment worker and a record store clerk and grew up in Los Angeles. He was a trained musician, playing several instruments, and in high school became interested in theatre. He joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, taking ...
3. Jack Palance
Actor | City Slickers
Jack Palance exemplified evil incarnate on film -- portraying some of the most intensely despised villains witnessed in 50s westerns and melodrama. He received two Best Supporting Actor nominations early in his career, but it would take a grizzled, eccentric comic performance 40 years later for him...
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Jonathan Harshman Winters III was born on November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio. His father, Jonathan Harshman Winters II, was a banker who became an alcoholic after being crushed in the Great Depression. His parents divorced in 1932. Jonathan and his mother then moved to Springfield to live with his ...
5. Evelyn Keyes
Actress | The Seven Year Itch
No shrinking violet this one, but despite her talent, vivacity and sheer drive, lovely and alluring blonde Evelyn Keyes would remain for the most part typed as a "B" girl on the silver screen. In spite of her ripe contributions to such superior pictures as Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), The Jolson ...
Actor | The House of Secrets
English-born Leslie Fenton came to the U.S. as a child. He journeyed to Hollywood in his late teens to break into the movies, and managed to get several jobs as an actor. He became a reliable supporting actor in many pictures in the 1930s, working his way up to leads in B pictures. He switched to ...
8. Paul Muni
Actor | Scarface
Paul Muni was born Sept. 22, 1895, in Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire, to Salli and Phillip Weisenfreund, who were both professionals. His family was Jewish, and spoke Yiddish. Paul was educated in New York and Cleveland public schools. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches, with black hair and ...
10. Alex Nicol
Actor | The Screaming Skull
A regular "good guy" and "bad guy" presence in sagebrush sagas and two-fisted film action during the early 1950s, brawny, blond-haired Alexander Livingston Nicol Jr. was born in 1916 in Ossining, New York, the son of a prison warden there at Sing Sing, and his wife, the matron of a detention center...
11. James Ellison
Actor | Three on the Trail
American light leading man, primarily of Westerns, James Ellison was born James Ellison Smith in Guthrie Center, Iowa, in 1910. He grew up on a ranch in Valier, Montana, where he learned the skills that would stand him in good stead as a movie cowboy. His family moved to Los Angeles when he was a ...
12. Natalie Moorhead
Actress | The Big Chance
A platinum blonde actress, Natalie Moorehead entered in films in 1929; by end of the following year, she had made dozens of credited movies. Moorehead was more effective with vampish roles, notably a role which she played a suspect in The Thin Man (1934). Moorhead also made a mark as a comic ...
13. Byron Haskin
Director | The War of the Worlds
After graduation from the University of California at Berkeley, Byron Haskin worked for a time as a newspaper cartoonist. He began his career in the film industry in 1920 as a commercial-industrial movie photographer, and then as a cameraman for Pathe and International Newsreel. Later he became an ...
Writer | Family Ties
Gary David Goldberg was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 25, 1944. After a prolonged and checkered collegiate career, which began at Brandeis University in 1962 and ended at San Diego State University in 1975 (with many other schools in between), he moved to Hollywood to try to make it as a ...
15. Joan Perry
Actress | The Lone Wolf Strikes
Born in Florida, Joan went to New York where she worked as a model. In 1935 she went to Hollywood where she was signed at Columbia Pictures. While at Columbia, Joan appeared in a number of films and worked with leading men such as Ralph Bellamy, Melvyn Douglas and Lew Ayres. She also caught the eye...
16. Greta Nissen
Actress | The Unwritten Law
Greta Ruzt-Nissen was born in Oslo, Norway, on January 30, 1905. As a young girl she studied dance and had intended to make a career out of it. For a while she did, but when she was 19 she appeared in her first big-screen production, The Wanderer (1925). Afterwards she made several more films, but ...
17. Gwen Kenyon
Actress | The Cisco Kid in Old New Mexico
Gwen Kenyon was born on January 22, 1916 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Margaret Gwendolyn Kenyon. She was an actress, known for The Cisco Kid in Old New Mexico (1945), So's Your Aunt Emma! (1942) and Cosmo Jones in the Crime Smasher (1943). She was married to Morton Scott. She died on October ...
19. Charles Collins
Actor | Dancing Pirate
Amiable, dark and wavy-haired and with a slim mustache, actor/dancer Charles Collins would be distantly remembered for his one big film role, the title charmer in the lowbudget programmer Dancing Pirate (1936). Born on January 7, 1904, on a farm in Frederick, Oklahoma, he was a self-taught teenage ...
20. Ray Underwood
Actor | Massacre at Central High
Ray Mann Underwood was born on December 22, 1953, in Aspen, CO. He was an actor, songwriter and poet. Sadly, Ray passed away at the young age of 39 on January 16, 1993, in Santa Barbara, CA, of unknown causes.
In 1995, Ray's mother, Rilla (Weed) Underwood (born in 1929) designed, illustrated, and ...
21. Mickey Dora
Actor | Beach Blanket Bingo
Mickey Dora was born on August 11, 1934 in Budapest, Hungary as Miklos S. Dora III. He is known for his work on Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), Bikini Beach (1964) and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965). He died on January 3, 2002 in Montecito, California, USA.
Director | The Detectives
Brutally stabbed to death by a prowler while protecting his wife at his Montecito, California home on January 3, 1970. The prowler, Billy McCoy Hunter, was a University of California--Santa Barbara (UCSB) graduate student. His wife, actress Heather Angel who witnessed the homicide, was unhurt.
24. Dorothy Stone
Actress | Paree, Paree
Dorothy Stone was born on June 3, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Paree, Paree (1934), Revolt of the Zombies (1936) and Shave It with Music (1932). She was married to Charles Collins. She died on September 24, 1974 in Montecito, California, USA.
26. Arthur Hansel
Actor | 10 to Midnight
Educated at Taft School in Connecticut and Washington & Lee University in Virginia, Art Hansl spent the next half century being in the right place at the right time. After serving in the Marine Corps, he went to Mexico for two weeks and stayed four years -- when places like Acapulco were a paradise...
28. John Haase
Writer | Petulia
German-born John Haase moved to San Francisco, with his family, in 1936 during Adolf Hitler's rise to power. He practiced dentistry for 40 years and would often write out plot lines for his stories in between appointments. Haase wrote 11 books, the last published in 1983. "Me and the Arch Kook ...
29. John Sanford
Writer | Honky Tonk
Born Julian Lawrence Shapiro on 31 May 1904 in Harlem, John Sanford was a descendant of Russian immigrants, and trained as a lawyer, practising with his father, Philip. A chance encounter with a childhood friend, Nathanael West caused him to change his focus to writing. Abandoning his New York law ...
30. Kenneth Rexroth
Kenneth Rexroth was born on December 22, 1905 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Kenneth Charles Marion Rexroth. He was married to Carol Tinker, Marthe Larsen, Marie Kass and Andree Dutcher. He died on June 6, 1982 in Montecito, California, USA.
33. Sara Pezzimenti
Sara Pezzimenti was born on September 27, 1986 in the USA as Sara Elizabeth Pezzimenti. She died on October 14, 2007 in Montecito, California, USA.
Writer | The Woman Hater
Popular novelist and biographer Hobart Chatfield Chatfield-Taylor was born on March 24, 1865 in Chicago, the son of Henry Hobart (1835-1875) and Adelaide Chatfield Taylor (1834-1888). His father was a wealthy Chicago area businessman who was involved in the manufacturing of agricultural implements....