Death Place Matching "Houston, Texas, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
2. Gene Tierney
Actress | Laura
With prominent cheekbones, luminous skin and the most crystalline green eyes of her day, Gene Tierney's striking good looks helped propel her to stardom. Her best known role is the enigmatic murder victim in Laura (1944). She was also Oscar-nominated for Leave Her to Heaven (1945). Her acting ...
Actor | Magnum, P.I.
The impeccably urbane Englishman Jonathan Quayle Higgins III (VC !) -- Tom Selleck's sophisticated majordomo in Magnum, P.I. (1980) -- was of French, German and Austrian descent, raised in a small Texas town and educated at a Catholic high school. He majored in journalism from the University of ...
4. James Drury
Actor | The Virginian
Laconic, dark and handsome were the essential attributes for Hollywood western leading men in the 50s and 60s. James Drury fit the bill, keeping in mind that his most famous screen persona - that of the stalwart Shiloh estate ranch foreman known only as 'the Virginian' - took a while to properly ...
5. Lisa Gaye
Actress | Ten Thousand Bedrooms
Lisa Gaye was born on March 6, 1935 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Leslie Gaye Griffin. She was an actress, known for Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957), How to Marry a Millionaire (1957) and Zorro (1957). She was married to Bently Clyde Ware. She died on July 14, 2016 in Houston, Texas, USA.
6. Frank Bielec
Actor | Trading Spaces: Family
Frank Bielec always said he was a "work in progress." He had degrees in art and held a variety of jobs, ranging from elementary school teacher to florist. When he wasn't painting murals on "Trading Spaces (2000)", he was involved with Mosey 'N Me, a craft company he ran with his wife. His ...
Producer | The Outlaw
Billionaire businessman, film producer, film director, and aviator, born in Humble, Texas just north of Houston. He studied at two prestigious institutions of higher learning: Rice University in Houston and California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Inherited his father's machine ...
8. Dixie Carter
Actress | Designing Women
Dixie is the middle of three children. Her father owned several small retail stores. Early on, she dreamed of being an opera singer, but a botched tonsillectomy at age 7 spoiled any chances for that dream. Still, she sang regularly and studied classical music. She can play the piano, trumpet, and ...
9. Will Sampson
Actor | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
A Native American actor of the Creek Nation, Sampson's "big break" came from his memorable role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) opposite Jack Nicholson. He was also starred opposite Clint Eastwood in the western The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). He had supporting roles in Orca (1977), The ...
10. Marilyn Burns
Actress | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Marilyn Burns was born Mary Lynn Ann Burns on May 7, 1949 in Erie, Pennsylvania, and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Drama. Marilyn was one of the original scream queens, remembered primarily for her role in ...
Soundtrack | Cairo
She was the third daughter of Daniel and Anne MacDonald, younger sister to Blossom (MGM's character actress Marie Blake), whom she followed to New York and a chorus job in 1920. She was busy in a string of musical productions. In 1928 Paramount tested and rejected her, but a year later Ernst ...
12. Kay Williams
Actress | The Actress
Kay Williams was born on August 7, 1916 in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA as Kathleen Gretchen Williams. She was an actress, known for The Actress (1953). She was married to Clark Gable, Adolph Bernard Spreckels II, Martin de Alzaga Unzue and Charles Parker Capps. She died on May 25, 1983 in Houston, ...
13. Jim Siedow
Actor | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Jim Siedow was a marvelously quirky and distinctive character actor who achieved instant cult favorite status with his terrific portrayal of the weary and irascible the Cook in Tobe Hooper's immortal and outstanding horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Siedow was born on June 12th, 1920 in...
14. George Bush
Self | Feed
The 41st President of the United States of America, George Herbert Walker Bush (known colloquially as "Bush 41" to distinguish him from his son, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the U.S., who is known as "Bush 43"), was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts, a suburb south of Boston. ...
15. Glen Corbett
Actor | The Fireball
Glen Corbett was born on September 15, 1922 in Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA as Lawrence Marvin Reynolds. He was an actor, known for The Fireball (1950), The Violent Years (1956) and The Silver Theatre (1949). He was married to Adrianne Ellis and Theresa V. Kirby. He died on August 15, 1997 in Houston, ...
16. Corwin Hawkins
Actor | A Low Down Dirty Shame
Corwin Anthony Hawkins was born in Houston, Texas on March 12, 1965. He attended St. Peter's Catholic School and graduated in 1982.
Corwin was well known throughout Texas for his hilarious two hour stand up comedy routine which he performed in front of standing room only crowds every Tuesday night ...
17. Wendell Burton
Actor | The Sterile Cuckoo
Most impressionable and indelibly remembered as the sensitive, cherubic-faced college student/boyfriend of Liza Minnelli in The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), actor Wendell Burton was born in Texas on July 21, 1947. When Wendell was only five, his father, an Air Force technical sergeant, was killed in a ...
Writer | On an Electric Night
Christopher Eric Hitchens (born April 13, 1949) was a British-American author, journalist, and literary critic. He was a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The Nation, Slate, and Free Inquiry.
Hitchens is known for his atheism and anti-theism and was a firm believer in the Enlightenment values ...
19. Victoria Johnson
Actress | Grizzly
In July 1998 Victoria was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer and given less than two years to live. She fought the disease for twenty years until finally succumbing to it in 2019. During her fight with cancer she was a spokesperson at events for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Kimmel Scholars ...
20. James Jeter
Actor | Blow Out
James Jeter was born in Star, Texas, on September 15, 1921. He was an only child, raised by his Mother and two stepfathers. His father, whom he never knew, died in 1931. Jim joined the Merchant Marines during World War 2, and earned the title of Golden Gloves boxer during this time. When stationed ...
Producer | Twelve Hungry Men
Helen McCole Bartusiak was born on May 4, 1956 in West Wyoming, Pennsylvania, USA as Helen Marie McCole. She was a producer and actress, known for Twelve Hungry Men (2012), Sick Boy (2012) and Pineapple (2008). She was married to Raymond Donald Bartusiak and Vincent John DeGregorio. She died on May...
22. Tony Frank
Actor | Young Guns II
Tony Frank was born on December 9, 1943 in Nacogdoches, Texas, USA as Tony Lavelle Frank. He is known for his work on Young Guns II (1990), Lone Star (1996) and A Perfect World (1993). He was married to Katherine Swango. He died on April 18, 2000 in Houston, Texas.
23. Tommy Leonetti
Music Department | She Came to the Valley
Tommy Leonetti was born on September 10, 1929 in North Bergen, New Jersey, USA as Nicola Tomaso Lionetti. He is known for his work on She Came to the Valley (1979), Massacre at Central High (1976) and Squeeze a Flower (1970). He was married to Cynthia Chenault. He died on September 15, 1979 in ...
25. Peter Lorre Jr.
Actor | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Eugene Weingand was born in Karlsruhe, Germany on April 1, 1934 and emigrated to the US at the age of 20. Because of his passing resemblance to Peter Lorre he began calling himself Peter Lorie Jr. and in 1963 he applied to have his name legally changed to Peter Lorie Jr. but the famous actor ...
26. Jeannette Clift
Actress | The Hiding Place
Jeannette Clift was born on June 1, 1925 in Houston, Texas, USA as Jeannette Clift George. She is known for her work on The Hiding Place (1975), Broken Victory (1988) and A Woman Betrayed (2013). She was married to Lorraine George. She died on December 23, 2017 in Houston.
27. Bob Watson
Bob Watson was born on April 10, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Jose Watson. He was an actor, known for The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977), Brewer's Boys and 1981 American League Championship Series (1981). He was married to Carol. He died on May 14, 2020 in Houston, ...
Self | Starlit Days at the Lido
Maria Franklin Gable was born on January 17, 1884 in Chapman, Kansas, USA as Maria Franklin. She was married to Clark Gable, Andrew Denzil Langham, Alfred Thomas Lucas and William Prentiss Jr. She died on September 24, 1966 in Houston, Texas, USA.
30. Eddie Fatu
Actor | WWF SmackDown!
Born on March 28th, 1973, Eddie Fatu, more widely known as WWE Wrestling Superstar "Umaga" came from a long line of Samoans wrestlers with a rich history.
Also known as "The Samoan Bulldozer," the 6' 4", 350-lb. wrestler earned a reputation for executing moves with more ease than one might expect ...
31. Raúl Vale
Actor | Revancha de mujer
Raúl Vale was born on April 20, 1944 in Maracaibo, Venezuela as Raúl Vale Castilla. He was an actor and composer, known for Revancha de mujer (1995), War of the Pastries (1979) and Operación marihuana (1985). He was married to Angélica María and Arlette Pacheco. He died on December 7, 2003 ...
33. Eugene Cernan
Writer | The Last Man on the Moon
Cernan was born on March 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a Czech-American mother, Rose (Cihlar), and a Slovak-American father, Andrew Cernan. He graduated from Proviso Township High School in Maywood, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue...
35. Bushwick Bill
Writer | Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy
Bushwick Bill was born under the name Richard Stephen Shaw in Kingston, Jamaica, on December 1, 1966. His father is a merchant marine, and his mother a maid. According to a source from the Houston Chronicle, he is a high school dropout, and reads at the fourth grade level. He has failed a majority ...
36. Roger Maris
Actor | Safe at Home!
Without a doubt the most famous baseball player ever to come out of North Dakota, Maris was a talent who was judged unfairly throughout his career because of one glorious season. He came up in the pros with the Cleveland Indians, and was soon dealt to the Kansas City Athletics, but it was his third...
37. Eagle Pennell
Director | Last Night at the Alamo
Independent filmmaker Eagle Pennell was born Glenn Irwin Pinnell on July 28, 1952 in Andrews, West Texas. Eagle grew up in College Station, Texas. His father Charles taught civil engineering at Texas A&M University. Pennell first developed an interest in cinema as a teenager and used a Super 8 ...
38. Marietta Marich
Actress | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Marietta Marich was born on April 5, 1930 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Marietta Cox. She was an actress, known for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) and Rushmore (1998). She was married to Robert Marich. She died on September 28, 2017 in Houston, ...
40. Marcella Martin
Actress | Gone with the Wind
Marcella Martin was born on June 5, 1916 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Elsie Marcella Clifford. She was an actress, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), West of Tombstone (1942) and The Man Who Returned to Life (1942). She was married to Robert Lee McGratty, James Ferguson and John Martin. She ...
41. 'Red' Adair
'Red' Adair was born on June 18, 1915 in Houston, Texas, USA as Paul Neal Adair. He is known for his work on Hellfighters (1968), Carson's Comedy Classics (1983) and Bilder, die die Welt bewegten - Peter von Zahn berichtet (1980). He was married to Kemmie Lou Wheeler. He died on August 7, 2004 in ...
47. Frank Buck
Actor | Africa Screams
Frank Buck was born on March 17, 1888 in Gainesville, Texas, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Africa Screams (1949), Jungle Cavalcade (1941) and Tiger Fangs (1943). He was married to Muriel Feilly, Nina C. Boardman and Lillian West. He died on March 25, 1950 in Houston, Texas.
49. John Young
Self | The Wonder of It All
American astronaut John Watts Young was born in San Francisco, California to parents William Hugh Young, a civil engineer, and Wanda Howland Young. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1952, after which he joined the US Navy served as fire control officer on the destroyer USS Laws until June 1953 and ...
50. Ljubica Otasevic
Actress | Il trionfo di Maciste
Ljubica Otasevic was born on August 2, 1933 in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She was an actress, known for Il trionfo di Maciste (1961), Ljubav i moda (1960) and Maurizio, Peppino e le indossatrici (1961). She died on April 12, 1998 in Houston, Texas, USA.