In Memoriam 2012 - Movie & TV personalties that passed away this yearby Geroellheimer | created - 26 Dec 2012 | updated - 13 Jan 2013 | Public
I know there will be some missing, but i decided to put in only the ones that were really well known.
1. Bob Anderson
Bob Anderson was born on September 15, 1922 in Gosport, Hampshire, England as Robert James Gilbert Anderson. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and The Mask of Zorro (1998). He was married to Pearl ...
Actress | Doctor Who
Jenny Tomasin shot to fame in the UK in the early 1970s when she joined the cast of Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) playing the scullery maid Ruby. She stayed with the series right until the end, appearing in forty one episodes. When the series ended in 1975, plans were drawn up for a spin-off series ...
Actor | Bulletproof
James Farentino was born on February 24, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Ferdinand James Ferrantino. He was an actor, known for Bulletproof (1996), The Final Countdown (1980) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977). He was married to Stella Farentino, Debrah Farentino, Michele Lee and Elizabeth Ashley. He ...
5. Vadim Glowna
Actor | Desperado City
Vadim Glowna was born on September 26, 1941 in Eutin, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Desperado City (1981), Dies rigorose Leben (1983) and Devil's Paradise (1987). He was married to Vera Tschechowa. He died on January 24, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.
Actor | Welcome Back, Kotter
Robert Hegyes was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to an Hungarian-American father, Stephen, and an Italian-American mother, Marie Dominica (Cocozza). He is the eldest of their children. The others are: Mark Hegyes, MD - Billings, Montana, Ms. Stephanie Hegyes - Princeton, New Jersey, and Ms. ...
Actor | Army of Darkness
Ian Abercrombie began his theatrical career as a lad during the Blitz in World War II. After his footwork years during which he earned Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in dance for the stage, he performed in London, Holland, Ireland and Scotland. He made his American stage debut in 1955 in a ...
9. Zalman King
Producer | Nine 1/2 Weeks
Zalman King was born on May 23, 1942 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Zalman King Lefkowitz. He was a producer and director, known for 9½ Weeks (1986), Galaxy of Terror (1981) and In God's Hands (1998). He was married to Patricia Louisianna Knop. He died on February 3, 2012 in Santa Monica, ...
10. Ben Gazzara
Actor | Road House
Ben Gazzara's screen career began with two critically acclaimed roles as heavies in the late 1950s. He turned to television in the 1960s but made a big screen comeback with roles in three John Cassavetes films in the 1970s. The 1980s and 1990s saw Gazzara work more frequently than ever before in ...
12. Peter Breck
Actor | Shock Corridor
Breck was born Joseph Peter Breck, the son of a jazz musician also named Joseph (nicknamed "Jobie"). Over time, his father worked with such legendary greats as Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, Paul Whiteman and Billie Holiday. Nicknamed "Buddy" while young, Peter's parents were on the road for much of...
Actor | FleshEater
S. William Hinzman was born on October 24, 1936 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA as Samuel William Hinzman. He is known for his work on FleshEater (1988), Night of the Living Dead (1968) and The Crazies (1973). He was married to Bonnie Hinzman. He died on February 5, 2012 in South Beaver Township, ...
14. Sam Coppola
Actor | Saturday Night Fever
Sam Coppola was born on July 31, 1935 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Saturday Night Fever (1977), Fatal Attraction (1987) and Jacob's Ladder (1990). He was married to Helen Shinnick. He died on February 5, 2012 in Leonia, New Jersey.
15. Whitney Houston
Soundtrack | The Bodyguard
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin.
She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist ...
16. David Kelly
Born Dublin, Ireland on July 11 1929. Educated at Synge Street Catholic boys school. Started acting aged 8 in the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Playing everything from Beckett to Shakespeare, he has appeared in theatre, TV and film constantly since 1959. Awards include: Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding ...
17. Davy Jones
Actor | The Monkees
Davy Jones left home to become a jockey. While he was an apprentice, he was encouraged to go into acting and got a role in a production of "Peter Pan". From there, he played on Coronation Street (1960) and The Pickwick Papers (1952) before landing the role of "The Artful Dodger" in "Oliver!". This ...
18. Hazy Osterwald
Music_department | Mein ganzes Herz ist voll Musik
Hazy Osterwald was born on February 18, 1922 in Berne, Switzerland as Rolf Erich Osterwalder. He was an actor and composer, known for Mein ganzes Herz ist voll Musik (1959), Mädchen mit schwachem Gedächtnis (1956) and Love, Dance, and 1000 Songs (1955). He was married to Eleonore Mathilde...
19. Ralph McQuarrie
Art_department | Cocoon
Ralph McQuarrie was born on June 13, 1929 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Ralph Angus McQuarrie. He is known for his work on Cocoon (1985), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He was married to Joan Benjamin. He died on March 3, 2012 in ...
20. Philip Madoc
Actor | The Avengers
Philip Madoc was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, and attended Twyn School. He became interested in acting when he was a teenager. He studied at the University of Vienna and pursued a theatrical career by attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. During the 1960s, he became a familiar face on ...
21. Doug Furnas
Actor | Survivor Series
Doug Furnas was born on December 11, 1959 in Commerce, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for Survivor Series (1997), WCW/NWA the Great American Bash (1990) and ECW November 2 Remember 97 (1997). He was married to Martha D'Acri and Jody Thompson. He died on March 2, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Soundtrack | The Jungle Book
Robert B. Sherman was born just before Christmas in 1925 in New York City. Parents, Rosa & Al Sherman didn't know how they would pay the doctor and delivery costs. Fortunately, upon their arrival home from the hospital, Al discovered a large royalty check in the mail. Ironically, it was Al's song, ...
23. Pierre Tornade
Actor | Nestor Burma
Pierre Tornade began his film career playing his first role in Lock Up Your Spoons (1957). He then had supporting roles in many famous French films like The Troops in New York (1965) and The Restaurant (1966), both featuring Louis de Funès, I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything (1973) directed...
24. Jerome Courtland
Actor | Kiss and Tell
Jerome Courtland was born on December 27, 1926 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA as Courtland Jourolman Jr. He was a director and actor, known for Kiss and Tell (1945), Make Believe Ballroom (1949) and Nancy (1970). He was married to Marlene Juttner, Janet Rose Gumprecht and Polly Bergen. He died on ...
25. Robert Fuest
Director | The Final Programme
Well regarded for his stylish genre work of the 1970s, Robert Fuest may not have a very extensive list of feature film credits, but the quality of his output is what matters, not the quantity.
He certainly came to the business with a real talent for art. Born in London in 1927, he would spend some ...
26. Ulu Grosbard
Director | Georgia
A former diamond cutter in his native Belgium, Ulu Grosbard was educated at the University of Chicago, then attended the Yale Drama School. Becoming a stage director in 1957, Grosbard directed many successful Broadway shows. In the early '60s Grosbard journeyed to Hollywood, where he was hired as ...
27. Tonino Guerra
Writer | Amarcord
Legendary Italian screenwriter was born Antonio Guerra on the 16th of March 1920 in Sant'Arcangelo, Italy, south of Ravenna. He wrote several short stories, poetry and novels and in 1956 his first screenplay "Man and Wolves" (co-written by Elio Petri) was directed by Giuseppe De Santis. Three years...
28. Warren Stevens
Actor | Forbidden Planet
Warren Stevens was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Navy at age 17. His interest in acting was piqued while he was attending Annapolis, and this resulted in 12 weeks of summer stock in Virginia. His friends, Gregory Peck and Kenneth Tobey, later arranged interviews for Stevens at the renowned ...
29. Leonardo Cimino
Actor | The Monster Squad
Veteran little old man Italian character actor Leonardo Anthony Cimino steadily worked in both movies and TV shows alike from the late 1950's up until 2007. Cimino was born on November 4, 1917 in New York City. He was the son of tailor Andrea Cimino and his wife Leonilda. Leonardo played violin as ...
Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling
"Chief" Jay Strongbow was arguably the most famous, beloved Native American wrestler of all time, and a consistent box office draw. As both a main event and mid-card performer, Strongbow was one of the most reliable, professional wrestlers of his, or any, day. A man who truly loved the wrestling ...
32. Paul Bogart
Director | CBS Playhouse
Paul Bogart was born on November 13, 1919 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Paul Bogoff. He was a director and producer, known for CBS Playhouse (1967), All in the Family (1971) and Torch Song Trilogy (1988). He was married to Alma Jane Gitnick. He died on April 15, 2012 in ...
33. Dick Clark
Dick Clark was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York on November 30, 1929 to Julia Fuller and Richard Augustus Clark. He had one older brother, Bradley, who was killed in World War II. At the age of 16, Clark got his first job in the mailroom of WRUN, a radio station in Utica, New York, which ...
34. Jonathan Frid
Actor | House of Dark Shadows
Jonathan Frid's career in drama began when he first "offered his soul" to the theater as a young boy at a preparatory school in Ontario, Canada. Following his graduation from McMaster University, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in the UK and later earned a Master's Degree in ...
36. Levon Helm
Actor | Shooter
Levon Helm was in the right place at the right time. He saw the birth of rock and roll and, though he was too much of a gentleman to say it, his role in helping to keep that rebellious child healthy was more than just instrumental.
On May 26, 1940, Mark Lavon Helm was the second of four children born...
37. Peter Carsten
Actor | A Study in Terror
Peter Carsten was born on April 30, 1928 in Weißenburg, Bavaria, Germany as Peter Ramsentaler. He was an actor and producer, known for A Study in Terror (1965), 11 Uhr 20 (1970) and Thirteen Days to Die (1965). He was married to Lilijana and Divna. He died on April 20, 2012 in Lucija, Slovenia.
Writer | Stanley's Dragon
Carpenter began as an actor, having trained at the Old Vic Theatre School. Following repertory work he was first seen on screen playing character roles in television shows like Dixon of Dock Green (1955) as well as being regularly featured in Knight Errant Limited (1959) and The Citadel (1960). ...
39. Joel Goldsmith
Music_department | Star Trek: First Contact
One of six children of the legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith, and the oldest son, Joel Goldsmith's own career in film scoring began in 1978, when he collaborated with Richard Band on the score for Laserblast (1978). Joel Goldsmith next worked as sound mixer for another Band project, The Day Time ...
40. George Murdock
Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
George Murdock was born on June 25, 1930 in Salina, Kansas, USA as George Risk Sawaya Jr. He was an actor, known for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Orange County (2002) and The X Files (1998). He was married to Catherine A. Miller. He died on April 30, 2012 in Burbank, California, USA.
41. Patricia Medina
Actress | The Killing of Sister George
Patricia Paz Maria Medina was born on July 19, 1919 in Liverpool, England to a Spanish father and an English mother. She began acting as a teenager in the late 1930s and worked her way up to leading roles in the mid-1940s, where she left for Hollywood. Medina teamed up with British actor Louis ...
42. George Lindsey
Actor | The AristoCats
George Lindsey quickly became an icon on television in the 1960's playing the part of 'Goober Pyle" on the The Andy Griffith Show (1960). He replaced Jim Nabors who portrayed "Gomer Pyle" who ran the "fillin station" on "The Andy Griffith Show". As Jim Nabors was tapped for his own show Gomer Pyle:...
43. Günther Kaufmann
Günther Kaufmann was born on June 16, 1947 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (1972), Vicky the Viking (2009) and Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980). He was married to Patrizia, Alexandra von Herrendorf and Gabriele. He died on May 10, 2012 in ...
44. Donna Summer
Soundtrack | Thank God It's Friday
Donna Summer rocketed to international super-stardom in the mid-1970s when her groundbreaking merger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock, disco and avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance music out of the clubs of Europe to the pinnacles of sales and radio charts around the world. ...
45. Kurt Felix
Kurt Felix was born on March 27, 1941 in Wil, canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He was a writer and director, known for Mit Dampf und Volksmusik - Im Amor-Expreß rund um den Bodensee (1970). He was married to Paola Del Medico and Sonja Köstli. He died on May 16, 2012 in St. Gallen, ...
46. Robin Gibb
Soundtrack | Saturday Night Fever
Robin Gibb was born in 1949 on the Isle of Man, about half an hour before his twin brother Maurice. His parents, Barbara and Hugh, were both musical. Barbara sang and Hugh was a drummer and bandleader. Robin had four siblings - an older sister and brother, Lesley and Barry, twin Maurice and younger...
47. Heinz Eckner
Actor | Rudi, benimm dich!
Heinz Eckner was born on May 4, 1925 in Dresden, Germany. He was an actor, known for Rudi, benimm dich! (1971), Kompanie der Knallköppe (1971) and Zärtlich, aber frech wie Oskar (1980). He was married to Maria and Renate. He died on May 30, 2012 in Achim, Lower Saxony, Germany.
48. Richard Dawson
Actor | The Running Man
Richard Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm on November 20, 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. When he was 14, he joined the Merchant Marines and served for three years. During that time, he made money boxing. He had to lie about his age and remain tough so the older guys would not hassle him. In ...
49. Ray Bradbury
Writer | Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury was an American science fiction writer whose works were translated in more than 40 languages and sold millions of copies around the world. Although he created a world of new technical and intellectual ideas, he never obtained a driver's license and had never driven a car.
He was born ...
50. Nolan Miller
Costume_designer | Dynasty
Nolan Miller was born on January 8, 1933 in Burkburnett, Texas, USA as Nolan Bertrandoff Miller. He is known for his work on Dynasty (1981), The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987) and Hart to Hart (1979). He was married to Sandra Stream. He died on June 6, 2012 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, ...
51. Richard Lynch
Actor | Halloween
Richard Hugh Lynch was born on February 12, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Irish immigrant parents. He was one of seven children. Before starting a career as an actor, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1958. He served for four years where he made Corporal, and did a tour of the ...
53. Nora Ephron
Writer | Julie & Julia
Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...
54. Andy Griffith
Actor | The Andy Griffith Show
Andy Griffith is best known for his starring roles in two very popular television series, The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Matlock (1986). Griffith earned a degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the 1950s, he became a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) and ...
55. Ernest Borgnine
Actor | Marty
Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, ...
56. Ruth Hausmeister
Actress | Sechs Personen suchen einen Autor
Ruth Hausmeister was born on June 5, 1912 in Stuttgart, Germany. She was an actress, known for Sechs Personen suchen einen Autor (1964), An Ideal Husband (1958) and Die Wildente (1961). She was married to Carl-Heinz Schroth. She died on February 1, 2012 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
57. Luke Askew
Actor | Easy Rider
Tall and rangy, usually sporting long mangy hair, and frequently projecting a strong and intense on-screen presence, character actor Luke Askew made a potent and lasting impression playing a substantial volume of mean and fearsome villains in both motion pictures and television shows alike in a ...
58. Garry Walberg
Actor | Quincy M.E.
Garry Walberg was born on June 10, 1921 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Gerrit Christian Walberg Jr. He was an actor, known for Quincy M.E. (1976), King Kong (1976) and Johnny Staccato (1959). He was married to Florence M Apostol, Patsy Collett and Betty. He died on March 27, 2012 in Northridge, ...
59. Silvana Gallardo
Actress | Death Wish II
Silvana Gallardo was born on January 13, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA as Sandra Silvana Gallardo. She was an actress and producer, known for Death Wish II (1982), Centennial (1978) and A Walk in the Clouds (1995). She was married to Billy Drago. She died on January 2, 2012 in Paris, ...
61. Walter Roderer
Actor | Ein Schweizer namens Nötzli
Walter Roderer was born on July 3, 1920 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. He was an actor and writer, known for Ein Schweizer namens Nötzli (1988), The 42nd Heaven (1962) and Model Husband (1959). He was married to Anina Stancu, Ruth Jecklin and Lenke Mekkey. He died on May 8, 2012 in Illnau, Kanton...
62. Walo Lüönd
Walo Lüönd was born on April 13, 1927 in Zug, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Tristan and Isolde (1981), Tatort (1970) and Auf Achse (1980). He was married to Eva-Maria Bendig. He died on June 17, 2012 in Locarno, Switzerland.
Producer | Driving Miss Daisy
Richard D. Zanuck was born on December 13, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Darryl Zanuck. He was a producer, known for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Deep Impact (1998) and Cocoon (1985). He was married to Lili Fini Zanuck, Linda Harrison and Lili Gentle. He died on July 13, 2012 in ...
65. Celeste Holm
Actress | All About Eve
Celeste Holm was an only child, born into a home where her mother was a painter and her father worked in insurance. She would study acting at the University of Chicago and make her stage debut in 1936. Her Broadway debut came when she was 19 in 'The Time of Your Life'. She appeared in many ...
66. William Asher
Director | Bewitched
William Asher was born on August 8, 1921 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as William Milton Asher. He was a director and producer, known for Bewitched (1964), Fireball 500 (1966) and Kay O'Brien (1986). He was married to Meredith Coffin, Joyce Bulifant, Elizabeth Montgomery and Danni Sue ...
67. Norbert Berger
Actor | Schlagerrevue 1962
Norbert Berger was born on September 12, 1945 in Völklingen, Saarland, Germany as Norbert Maria Berger. He was an actor, known for Schlagerrevue 1962 (1961), Am laufenden Band (1974) and Plattenküche (1976). He was married to Cindy Berger. He died on July 14, 2012 in Düsseldorf, North ...
69. Simon Ward
Actor | Young Winston
The son of a car dealer, the British actor Simon Ward was born in London, England, in 1941, and educated there at Alleyn's School, the home of the National Youth Theatre, which he joined at age 13 and stayed with for eight years. After attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he worked in ...
70. Angharad Rees
Actress | Under Milk Wood
Angharad Rees was born on July 16, 1944 in Edgware, Middlesex, England as Angharad Mary Rees. She was an actress, known for Under Milk Wood (1971), Poldark (1975) and The Avengers (1961). She was married to David McAlpine and Christopher Cazenove. She died on July 21, 2012 in Knightsbridge, London,...
71. Sherman Hemsley
Actor | The Jeffersons
Sherman Hemsley played characters known to be wise-cracking, "Weezy" loving, boisterous fools which America and the entire world laughed with kindheartedly. Sherman Alexander Hemsley, Air Force veteran and actor, was born on Feb. 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, William Hemsley, ...
72. Chad Everett
Actor | Mulholland Dr.
Both a leading and a supporting actor in movies and on television, name a role - lawyer, airline pilot, rig foreman, doctor, gunslinger, real-life person, good guy, bad guy - and Chad Everett has probably played it. He was born Raymon Lee Cramton on June 11, 1937 in South Bend, Indiana. In high ...
74. Lupe Ontiveros
Actress | As Good as It Gets
Lupe Ontiveros was born on September 17, 1942 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Guadalupe Moreno. She is known for her work on As Good as It Gets (1997), Real Women Have Curves (2002) and Chuck & Buck (2000). She was married to Elias P. Ontiveros. She died on July 26, 2012 in Whittier, California, USA.
75. Norman Alden
Actor | Back to the Future
Born Norman Adelberg in 1924, he served in the Army during World War II. At the end of the conflict he had the opportunity to benefit from the GI Bill program meant to help returning soldiers to start or resume studying. That is how, while attending Texas Christian University, he discovered on the ...
76. R.G. Armstrong
Actor | Predator
A golden career was reflected in his name. Robert Golden Armstrong ("Bob" to his friends) was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 7, 1917. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, he was frequently performing on stage with the Carolina Playmakers. After graduating,...
78. John Finnegan
Actor | An American Tail
John Finnegan, or sometimes known as J.P. Finnegan, is an American film actor, mostly known for his roles on the American crime fiction series, Columbo (1971), which aired regularly from 1971 to 1978. Another role included voicing the character, "Warren T. Rat", who was the main villain in the 1986 ...
81. Eric Sykes
'Eric Sykes' started as a radio scriptwriter but he soon found he could perform as well as write. The slight handicap of being very hard of hearing doesn't interfere with his wonderful comic timing. The spectacles he wears have no lenses but contain a bone conducting hearing aid.
83. Marvin Hamlisch
Soundtrack | The Spy Who Loved Me
Musical talent ran in Marvin Hamlisch's family - his father was an accordionist, and at seven Hamlisch was the youngest student ever accepted by Manhattan's Julliard School of Music. Hamlich furthered his education by taking night classes at Queens College and working during the day as a rehearsal ...
84. Al Freeman Jr.
Actor | Malcolm X
Al Freeman, Jr. was an actor and director who was the first African American to win a Daytime Emmy Award for acting. His most famous role was that of Police Captain Ed Hall in the soap opera One Life to Live (1968), which brought him the Emmy in 1979. He was a regular on the soap from 1972 through ...
85. David Cameron
Actor | Robot Jox
David Cameron was born on January 21, 1933 in Camberwell, Surrey, England as David Antonio Palastanga. He was an actor and director, known for Robot Jox (1989), Five Clues to Fortune (1957) and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959). He was married to Gerlinde Bernhard, Dorothea 'Pumpi' Gräfin v. Lamberg, ...
86. Mel Stuart
Producer | The Making of the President 1960
Mel Stuart was born on September 2, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as Stewart Solomon. He was a producer and director, known for The Making of the President 1960 (1963), Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (2000) and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). He was married to Roberta ...
87. Ron Palillo
At 14, Ron Palillo (born Ronald Gabriel Paolillo) started his own summer theater in Cheshire, Connecticut. His parents, Gabriel and Carmel Paolillo, were surprised when the summer theater actually made money. After graduating from high school, Ron went to the University of Connecticut at Storrs, ...
88. Tony Scott
Producer | Domino
Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British...
89. Phyllis Diller
Actress | A Bug's Life
Diller put out an autobiography in 2005 in her late 80s, and entitled it "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", which pretty much says it all when recalling the misfit life and career of the fabulous, one-of-a-kind Phyllis Diller. It may inspire all those bored, discouraged and/or directionless ...
90. William Windom
Actor | Uncle Buck
A man of all mediums, this veteran, Manhattan-born character actor was named after his great-grandfather, Lincolnesque Congressman William Windom. Born in 1923, the son of Paul Windom, an architect, and the former Isobel Wells Peckham, Bill attended Williams College and the University of Kentucky, ...
91. Phyllis Thaxter
Actress | Superman
This warm and winning, very non-theatrical brunette was born Phyllis St. Felix Thaxter in Portland, Maine, on November 20, 1919. The daughter of Maine Supreme Court Justice Sidney Thaxter, her acting talent came from her mother's side, who was a one-time Shakespearean actress. Phyllis was educated ...
92. Jerry Nelson
Actor | Fraggle Rock
Puppeteer, actor, musician, and master of voices, Jerry Nelson originally joined Henson & Company as a temporary replacement for Frank Oz, who had been drafted into the armed services in the 60's. He later re-joined the crew as a full-time performer in the 70's, and has since been heavily involved ...
93. Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA as Neil Alden Armstrong. He is known for his work on Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention (2003), Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2010) and Footprints on the Moon: Apollo 11 (1969). He was married to Carol ...
Actor | Tausendundeine Nacht
Hans Jürgen Diedrich was born on April 30, 1923 in Stralsund, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for Tausendundeine Nacht (1969), Was wissen Sie von Titipu? (1972) and Das Messer (1971). He died on August 29, 2012 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Actor | The Green Mile
Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let ...
96. Christian Marin
Actor | Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez
Christian Marin was born on February 8, 1929 in Lyon, Rhône, France. He was an actor, known for The Troops of St. Tropez (1964), The Troops in New York (1965) and The Troops get Married (1968). He was married to Monique. He died on September 5, 2012 in Paris, France.
98. Lance LeGault
Actor | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Lance LeGault was born as William Lance Legault on May 2, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois. LeGault grew up in Chillicothe, Illinois and graduated from Chillicothe Township High School in 1955. Lance began his acting career as a stunt double for Elvis Presley; he appears in the 1960s Presley vehicles ...
99. Pierre Mondy
Actor | Le comte de Monte Cristo
Pierre Mondy was born on February 10, 1925 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Pierre Cuq. He is known for his work on The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961), Les mystères de Paris (1962) and Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to? (1973). He was married to ...
100. Edith Schneider
Actress | Venus im Licht
Edith Schneider was born on July 16, 1919 in Bochum, Germany. She was an actress, known for Venus im Licht (1960), Odysseus auf Ogygia (1968) and The Quiller Memorandum (1966). She was married to Peter Mosbacher. She died on August 11, 2012 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.