List of people from Palm Springs, California

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This List of people from Palm Springs, California describes notable residents who have had homes in the city and nearby resort communities of the Coachella Valley. These communities, which include Palm Springs, Bermuda Dunes, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, and Rancho Mirage are in the Coachella Valley of Riverside County, southern California.

Gene Autry statue in Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs Walk of Stars[edit]

Over 350 of Palm Springs area notable residents have been honored with Golden Palm Stars on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.

Presidents and heads of state[edit]

Other Palm Springs residents[edit]

Early settlers (pre-World War I)[edit]

Show business – performers[edit]

Silent film era[edit]

Radio[edit]

Show business – production[edit]

Cinematographers and art directors[edit]

Studio executives[edit]

Artists, architects and photographers[edit]

Academics and scientists, authors and writers[edit]

Composers, musicians and singers[edit]

Business figures[edit]

Civic, political and labor leaders and noted personalities[edit]

Military personnel[edit]

Sports and recreation figures[edit]

Underworld (criminal) figures[edit]

Coachella Valley residents[edit]

Bermuda Dunes[edit]

Cathedral City[edit]

Coachella[edit]

Desert Hot Springs[edit]

Indio[edit]

Indian Wells[edit]

La Quinta[edit]

Palm Desert[edit]

Rancho Mirage[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Invented the concept of road surface marking.
  2. ^ With spouse Lucille Ball
  3. ^ Son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
  4. ^ Daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
  5. ^ Jackie Autry and Gene Autry were spouses.
  6. ^ With spouse Desi Arnaz and later with spouse Gary Morton
  7. ^ Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone were spouses.
  8. ^ Cary Grant and Cannon lived in his Las Palomas estate part-time during their marriage.
  9. ^ Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin were spouses
  10. ^ Cary Grant and Drake were spouses when they bought the Los Palomas estate in the Movie Colony.
  11. ^ Grant and Barbara Hutton were spouses. He was married to Betsy Drake when they bought the Los Palomas estate in the Movie Colony. He and Betsy Cannon lived in his Las Palomas estate part-time during their marriage
  12. ^ Russell Hayden and Lillian Porter were spouses.
  13. ^ Anita Louise and Buddy Adler were spouses
  14. ^ Mary Martin died at her home in Rancho Mirage
  15. ^ Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin were spouses
  16. ^ Anointed himself as the "King of Palm Springs".
  17. ^ With spouse Lucille Ball
  18. ^ Russell Hayden and Lillian Porter were spouses.
  19. ^ Donna Reed was married to Tony Owen.
  20. ^ Alan Hamel is the spouse and manager of Suzanne Somers
  21. ^ William Duffy and Gloria Swanson were spouses.
  22. ^ Valli was married to Charles Farrell, who has a Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.
  23. ^ Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone were spouses.
  24. ^ Was one of the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  25. ^ Anita Louise and Buddy Adler were spouses.
  26. ^ Jean Louis was married to Loretta Young, who has a Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.
  27. ^ William Duffy and Gloria Swanson were spouses.
  28. ^ Was married to Keely Smith, who has a Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars
  29. ^ Great-grandson of Lon Chaney, Sr. and grandson of Lon Chaney, Jr.
  30. ^ Received the Navy Cross.
  31. ^ Robert was the son of Charles S. Howard, owner of the racehorse Seabiscuit.
  32. ^ The Kaufmann Desert House was designed by Richard Neutra.
  33. ^ Alan Hamel is the spouse and manager of Suzanne Somers
  34. ^ Cary Grant and Barbara Hutton were spouses at the time
  35. ^ Winthrop's former spouse, Jeanette, has a Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars
  36. ^ Jackie Autry and Gene Autry were spouses.
  37. ^ Track and field coach at Palm Springs High School.
  38. ^ His wife Velma Wayne Dawson, has a Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.
  39. ^ Smith now lives in Palm Desert.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Niemann, Greg (2006). Palm Springs Legends: Creation of a Desert Oasis. San Diego, CA: Sunbelt Publications. p. 286. ISBN 978-0-932653-74-1. OCLC 61211290.  (here for Table of Contents)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Bogert, Frank M. (2006). View From the Saddle: Characters Who Crossed My Trail. Palm Springs, CA: ETC Publications. p. 232. ISBN 0-88280-158-9. OCLC 62110026.  LCC F869.P18B65 2006
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex ey ez fa fb fc fd fe ff fg fh fi fj fk fl fm fn fo fp fq fr fs ft fu fv fw fx fy fz ga gb gc gd ge gf gg gh gi gj gk gl gm gn go gp gq gr gs gt gu gv gw gx gy gz ha hb hc hd he hf hg hh hi hj hk hl hm hn ho hp hq hr hs ht hu hv hw hx Johns, Howard (2004). Palm Springs Confidential: Playground of the Stars!. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books. p. 299. ISBN 9781569802694. LCCN 2004041116. OCLC 54392060. LCC PN2285 .J56 2004
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  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Meeks, Eric G. (2011). P.S. I Love Lucy: The Story of Lucille Ball in Palm Springs. Horotio Limburger Oglethorpe. p. 45. ISBN 978-1468098549. 
  7. ^ "Arnold, Dorothy (1917–1984)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. Gale. 2007. Retrieved January 06, 2013 from HighBeam Research
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  9. ^ FilmReference.com" Alana Austin
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Colacello, Bob; Jonathan Becker (photographs) (June 1999). "Palm Springs Weekends". Vanity Fair: 192–211. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Artunian, Judy; Oldham, Mike (2005). Palm Springs in Vintage Postcards. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 128. ISBN 978-0738529790. LCCN 2005920111. 
  12. ^ "Dorothy Burgess Seriously Ill", Los Angeles Times, June 3, 1961, p. 11.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Wallace, David (2008). A City Comes Out. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade. p. 192. ISBN 978-1569803493. LCCN 2008022210. OCLC 209646547. 
  14. ^ FilmReference.com: Keith Coogan
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Titus, Jack (2000). Jack's Palm Springs and Valley Cities Close Up. Palm Desert, CA: Prickley Pear Publishing. p. 158. ISBN 978-0965492607. OCLC 39380310. 
  16. ^ "Television Comedienne Joan Davis Dies At 53". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL). UPI. May 24, 1961. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/leonardo-dicaprio-leads-a-boom-685851
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i Mungo, Ray (1993). Palm Springs Babylon: Sizzling Stories from the Desert Playground of the Stars. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press. p. 224. ISBN 978-0312064389. 
  19. ^ a b c Bruce, Leslie (January 13, 2012). "Where to Sleep and Dine During the Palm Springs Film Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles: Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  20. ^ Mann, William J. (1998). Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines, Hollywood's First Openly Gay Star. New York, NY: Viking. p. 328. ISBN 978-0670871551. OCLC 243900007. 
  21. ^ FilmReference.com: Jesse James
  22. ^ Died in Palm Desert. FilmReference.com: Nancy Kulp
  23. ^ FilmReference.com: Marc Lawrence
  24. ^ FilmReference.com: Alison Lohman
  25. ^ "Richard Lynch, Who Played Bad Guys, Dies at 76". New York Times. June 20, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  26. ^ Gussow, Mel (November 5, 1990). "Mary Martin, 76, First Lady of Musicals, Dies". Time (magazine). Retrieved 2008-06-25. "Mary Martin, America's favorite leading lady of musical comedy, as Ens. Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music or the title role in Peter Pan, died Saturday afternoon at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was 76 years old." 
  27. ^ a b c d e f g "Palm Springs Home To Radio Veterans: Stars of 'Golden Era'". Pittsburg Post-Gazette. AP. December 18, 1974. Retrieved September 30, 2012. "Besides Gosden and Morrison, other[s]...are Red Skelton, Don Wilson and his wife, Lois Corbel; Norris Goff...; Lud Gluskin...; announcer Frank Barton; Irving Kaufman...and...writer Alyce Walker." 
  28. ^ a b c Henderson, Moya; Palm Springs Historical Society (2009). Images of America: Palm Springs. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-7385-5982-7. 
  29. ^ "Marjorie Rambeau, 'Grande Dame,' Dies". The Milwaukee Journal. AP. July 8, 1970. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  30. ^ Lech, Steve (2005). Resorts of Riverside County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia. p. 128. ISBN 978-0738530789. OCLC 62790503. 
  31. ^ Hevesi, Dennis (September 20, 2012). "Tedi Thurman Dies at 89; Radio’s Miss Monitor". New York Times. 
  32. ^ Lyman, Rick (February 13, 1998). "On Stage and Off". New York Times. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  33. ^ Wolfe, Rich; Castle, George (1998). I Remember Harry Caray. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing. p. 4. ISBN 1-58261-040-1. OCLC 39803471. 
  34. ^ FilmReference.com: Cameron Crowe
  35. ^ "Howard Hawks Age 81 Dies In Palm Springs". Frederick Daily Leader. UPI. December 28, 1977. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  36. ^ FilmReference.com: Darryl Francis Zanuck
  37. ^ a b von Sorge, Helmut (April 30, 1984). "Palm Springs – das Goldene Kaff". Der Spiegel (in German). Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  38. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Biller, Steven; Kleinschmidt, Janice (October 2007). "The Influencers". Palm Springs Life. 
  39. ^ Martin, Douglas (March 24, 2000). "Jean Howard, the House Photographer For Hollywood's Glamour Set, Dies at 89". New York Times. 
  40. ^ FilmReference.com: Charles LeMaire
  41. ^ FilmReference.com: Jean Louis
  42. ^ FilmReference.com: Helen Rose
  43. ^ "Rose, Helen (1904–1985)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. Gale. 2007. Retrieved January 06, 2013 from HighBeam Research
  44. ^ Japenga, Ann (May 2008). "Rearview – Learning Firsthand". Palm Springs Life. 
  45. ^ Japenga, Ann (February 2004). "The Gospel of Barbara Worth". Desert Magazine 3 (2): 178. 
  46. ^ "Capote Ruled Guilty of Contempt". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. October 20, 1970. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  47. ^ Young, Patricia Mastick (1983). Desert Dream Fulfilled: The History of the Palm Springs Desert Museum. Palm Springs, California: Palm Springs Desert Museum, Inc. pp. 24–25. LCCN 83080384. OCLC 19266381. "Dr. T.D.A. Cockerell...and his wife, Wilmatte...volunteered to operate the Desert Museum during World War II."  LCC QH541.5.D4 Y68 1983
  48. ^ "Moss Hart Dies at 57; Celebrated Playwright". Youngstown Vindicator (Youngstown, OH). Associated Press. December 20, 1961. p. 1. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  49. ^ Severo, Richard (October 15, 1987). "Harold Robbins, 81, Dies; Wrote Best Sellers Brimming With Sex, Money and Power". The New York Times. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  50. ^ "Elroy Schwartz, TV writer, dies at 89". The Desert Sun. 2013-06-17. Archived from the original on 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  51. ^ FilmReference.com: Dale Wasserman
  52. ^ SpectroPop Express Remembers Irving Green
  53. ^ Was working at the Palm Springs Doll House before she was noticed by bandleader Benny Goodman in Chicago Peggy Lee at the Notable Names Database
  54. ^ FilmReference.com: Jimmy Van Heusen
  55. ^ Bloch, John, director and producer: Agronsky, Martin, host, (February 23, 1958). "Look Here. Raymond Loewy". NBC Television Presents, LCCN 96-507681
  56. ^ O'Donnell built the first golf course in Palm Springs Dean, Terry; Dickinson, Judy. O'Donnell Golf Club: Jewel of the Desert for 65 Years. p. 52. OCLC 810251995.  Howser, Huell (September 27, 2002). "O'Donnell House (36)". Palm Springs Week. Chapman University Huell Howser Archive. 
  57. ^ Cygelman, Adèle; Glomb, David (photographs); Rosa, David (forward) (1999). Palm Springs Modern: Houses in the California Desert. New York, NY: Rizzoli International. p. 192. ISBN 0-8478-2091-2. 
  58. ^ Chaddick was featured in Night of the Full Moon, creative nonfiction by Herbert D. Clough (2008, 2010). Criterion House. ISBN 978-1884162169 (print). ISBN 978-1884162282 (Kindle); see: "Elaine Chaddick, 88". Chicago Tribune. June 8, 2002. Retrieved August 2, 2012. . Her husband was Chicago and Palm Springs developer Harry F. Chaddick; see: Quintanilla, Ray (June 1, 1994). "Chicago Developer Harry F. Chaddick". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  59. ^ Chaddick, Harry F. (1990). Chaddick! Success against all odds: autobiography of Harry F. Chaddick – real estate developer and urban planner. Chicago, IL: Harry F. Chaddick Associates. p. 240. ISBN 978-0962805905. OCLC 23123103. ; also see: DePaul University Archives: Harry F. Chaddick Collection
  60. ^ Wild, Peter (2011). Heiress of Doom: Lois Kellogg of Palm Springs. Tucson, AZ: Estate of Peter Wild. p. 449. OCLC 748583736. 
  61. ^ Wild, Peter (2008). William Pester: The Hermit of Palm Springs. Johannesburg, CA: The Shady Myrick Research Project. p. Photo 13 (Chino Canyon (Christ Reflected in Water) (1913)). ASIN B002B4LFUM. OCLC 234084689. "The watercolor sketch was made by Pester's friend, local artist Carl Eytel." 
  62. ^ "The Life of Winthrop Rockefeller" wrfoundation.org 17 September 2011
  63. ^ Palmeri, Christopher (September 3, 2000). "Palm Springs: An Oasis of Nostalgia in the Desert". Bloomberg Businessweek.
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  67. ^ Arthur Lyons. "Killer Career – Actor Tom Neal". Palm Springs Life magazine. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  68. ^ FilmReference.com: Janet Gaynor
  69. ^ Born in Indio and grew up in Palm Desert. FilmReference.com: Vanessa Marcil
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  71. ^ "Arzner, Dorothy (1897–1979)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. Gale. 2007. Retrieved January 9, 2013 from HighBeam Research
  72. ^ Died in La Quinta; buried in the Coachella Valley Public Cemetery. FilmReference.com: Frank Capra Biography
  73. ^ "Daly, Maureen 1921–2006." Contemporary Authors. Gale. 2007. Retrieved January 06, 2013 from HighBeam Research
  74. ^ FilmReference.com: Adolph Deutsch
  75. ^ "Field, Virginia (1917–1992)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. Gale. 2007. Retrieved January 07, 2013 from HighBeam Research
  76. ^ FilmReference.com: John Ford
  77. ^ Gribow, Patti. "Gold Digger Days". 
  78. ^ "Hudson, Rochelle (1916–1972)." Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages. Gale. 2007. Retrieved January 07, 2013 from HighBeam Research
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  80. ^ FilmReference.com: Alvy Moore
  81. ^ "Pop and Jazz Guide". New York Times. July 14, 2000. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  82. ^ FilmReference.com: Paul Winchell
  83. ^ FilmReference.com: Lucien Ballard
  84. ^ FilmReference.com: Broderick Crawford
  85. ^ "May, Catherine Dean (1914–)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Gale. 2002. Retrieved January 07, 2013 from HighBeam Research
  86. ^ FilmReference.com: Hal B. Wallis
  87. ^ Actress, Philanthropist Jane Wyman Dies. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  • Burke, Tony (1987). Palm Springs: Why I Love You. Palm Desert, CA: Palmesa. p. 268. OCLC 5346893. 
  • Turner, Mary L.; Turner, Cal A. (photographer) (1999 and 2006). Beautiful People of Palm Springs. Turner. p. 154. ISBN 9781411634886. OCLC 704086361. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Crawford, Hildy (1971). Personages, Palm Springs–Coachella Valley. Palm Springs, CA: H. Crawford. p. 190. "A 'Who's Who' of the desert area, listing leaders in the fields of society, entertainment, sports, professional and civic affairs."  OCLC 11071982 and 35238967
  • Johns, Howard (2006). Hollywood Celebrity Playground. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books. p. 320. ISBN 978-1569803035. LCCN 2006047650. OCLC 69104355.  – sequel to Johns' 2004 Palm Springs Confidential: Playground of the Stars!
  • Johnson, Vicki Raciti (2007). Talking With the Stars: in Hollywood, Malibu, Palm Springs, New York, Paris, London, and Rome. Roundtable Publishing. p. 380. ISBN 978-0915677566. LCCN 2007929405. 
  • Biographies Celebrating Distinguished Women of the Coachella Valley. Palm Desert, CA: College of the Desert. 1995. OCLC 464262711. 

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