Celebrities That Died in 2017

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1. Om Puri

Actor | The Hundred-Foot Journey

Om Puri was an Indian actor who has appeared in both mainstream Indian films and art films. His credits also include appearances in British and American films. He has received an honorary OBE.

Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. His father worked on the railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri ...

2. Sam Lovullo

Producer | Hee Haw

Sam Lovullo was born on September 30, 1928 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Salvatore Lovullo. He was a producer and casting director, known for Hee Haw (1969), The Nashville Palace (1980) and Hee Haw Honeys (1978). He was married to Grace. He died on January 3, 2017 in Encino, California, USA.

3. Richard Machowicz

Actor | Gamer

Richard "Mack" Machowicz is best known as the host/producer of Discovery Channel's FutureWeapons and Weapons that Changed the World. He was also the host of Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior and History Channel's Ultimate Soldier Challenge. Mack offered his military and weapons expertise as a key ...

4. Luis Mazzeo

Actor | Relatos salvajes

Luis Mazzeo was born in 1962 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Wild Tales (2014), Brave Father John (2004) and Hermanos y detectives (2006). He died on January 1, 2017 in Buenos Aires.

5. Abis Rizvi

Producer | T for Taj Mahal

Was engaged to Namrata Sadanah ( Kamal Sadanah sister) in 1990. She passed away when family tragedy hit and her father director Brij Sadanah shot the entire family. Kamal Sadanah survived the incident.

6. Francine York

Actress | The Family Man

Francine York was born in the small mining town of Aurora, Minnesota to her parents, Frank and Sophie Yerich. When Francine was five, her family (including her younger sister, Deanne) moved to Cleveland, where she began to write short stories and take an interest in acting. At age nine, Francine ...

7. Tilikum

Captured when he was two years old, Tilikum was a whale who spent over three decades in captivity, trained by SeaWorld to perform tricks and stunts. Controversy began to mount around him after he was involved in the death of a trainer in 2010, with much public outcry as it was revealed that he had ...

8. Peter Sarstedt

Soundtrack | The Darjeeling Limited

Peter Sarstedt was born on December 12, 1941 in New Delhi, British India as Peter Eardley Sarstedt. He was married to Jill Hall and Joanna Sarstedt. He died on January 8, 2017 in Sussex, England.

9. George Kosana

Actor | Night of the Living Dead

George Kosana hails from Clairton, Pennsylvania to parents Stephen and Elizabeth. He has one older brother, also named Stephen. Though he has not married, he has living family throughout the country; three nieces, Lise (Prestine), Deborah (Kosana), and Kimberly (Bednarek). He has two great-nieces, ...

10. Ben Forster

Actor | Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas

Ben Forster was born in 1958 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas (2012), Thomas & Friends: Sticky Situations (2012) and Thomas and Friends: Curious Cargo (2012). He died on January 2, 2017 in London.

11. William T. Marshall

Producer | The Naked Country

Cofounder in 1976 of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with Henk Van der Kolk and Dusty Cohl. He was also a theater producer.

12. Tony Rosato

Actor | Night Heat

Tony Rosato was born on December 26, 1954 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Antonio Rosato. He was an actor and writer, known for Night Heat (1985), Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) and Seeds of Doubt (1998). He was married to Leah Murray. He died on January 10, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

13. Manlio Rocchetti

Make_up_department | Driving Miss Daisy

Manlio Rocchetti was born on November 28, 1943 in Rome, Italy. He is known for his work on Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Shutter Island (2010) and Gangs of New York (2002). He died on January 10, 2017 in Florida, USA.

14. Clare Hollingworth

Self | The Papers

Clare Hollingworth was born on October 10, 1911 in Knighton, Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She was married to Geoffrey Hoare and Vandeleur Robinson. She died on January 10, 2017 in Hong Kong, China.

15. Buddy Greco

Soundtrack | It Runs in the Family

Singer, composer songwriter, and pianist who conducted his own trio from 1944 to 1949 and thereafter performed with, and arranged for, the Benny Goodman orchestra into 1952. He sang in theatres and night clubs, and made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1957, his popular-song compositions include "...

16. William Peter Blatty

Writer | The Exorcist

William Peter Blatty was born on January 7, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for The Exorcist (1973), The Exorcist III (1990) and The Ninth Configuration (1980). He was married to Julie Alicia Witbrodt, Linda Blatty, Elizabeth Gilman and Mary Margaret Rigard. He died on ...

17. Dick Gautier

Actor | Transformers

Dick Gautier was born on October 30, 1931 in Culver City, California, USA as Richard Gautier. He was an actor and writer, known for The Transformers (1984), G.I. Joe (1985) and Get Smart (1965). He was married to Tess Hightower, Barbara Stuart and Beverly J. Gerber. He died on January 13, 2017 in ...

18. Marga van Rooy

Actress | Die Windpomp

Marga van Rooy was born on January 25, 1942 in Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa as Marga Henriette van Rooy. She was an actress, known for Die Windpomp (2014), Fanie Fourie's Lobola (2013) and Eendag op 'n Reëndag (1975). She was married to Frans Hendrik Boot. She died on January 15, ...

19. Jimmy Snuka

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Jimmy Snuka is a classic example of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (formerly known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF)) bad guy who became a baby-face (a good guy) without trying. Originally a "heel", he came into the WWE under the guidance of heel manager Capt. Lou Albano. After receiving...

20. Buddy Bregman

Soundtrack | Run Fatboy Run

An internationally recognized producer, director, writer, composer, conductor, arranger and musical director. Since the 1950s, Bregman has worked with many of the biggest names in the business. After high school, Bregman attended the University of California. During his sophomore year, he arranged ...

21. Dick Flanigan

Actor | Lenny's Inferno

Obituary for Richard E. "Dick" Flanigan.

Richard E. "Dick" Flanigan, age 81, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, following a short illness. He was born in Rockford, Illinois, USA, on 10 December 1935, the son of Paul and Zeta ( Grady) Flanigan. Following high school, Dick served in the U.S. Army ...

22. Antony Armstrong-Jones Snowdon

Director | The Explorers

Antony Armstrong-Jones Snowdon was born on March 7, 1930 in London, England as Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones. He is known for his work on The Explorers (1972), Aria (1987) and CBS Reports (1959). He was married to Lucy Mary Davies and Princess Margaret. He died on January 13, 2017 in ...

23. Tommy Allsup

Actor | Honkytonk Man

Tommy Allsup was an American rockabilly and swing musician. He was well known as a famous member of the Cherokee Nation. He worked with famous artists like Buddy Holly, Bob Wills, His Texas Playboys, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, the Ventures, The Crickets, Ronnie Smith, Roy ...

24. Barry Cassin

Actor | The Count of Monte Cristo

Barry Cassin was born on November 23, 1924 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Byzantium (2012) and Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog (1998). He was married to Nancy. He died on January 14, 2017 in Balbriggan, County Fingal, Ireland.

25. Franz Jarnach

Actor | Dittsche - Das wirklich wahre Leben

Franz Jarnach was born on October 14, 1943 in Bad Godesberg, Deutsches Reich. He was an actor, known for Dittsche - Das wirklich wahre Leben (2004), Dora Heldt (2009) and Großstadtrevier (1986). He died on January 16, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.

26. Philip Bond

Actor | An Englishman's Castle

Philip Bond was born on November 1, 1934 in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He was an actor, known for An Englishman's Castle (1978), The Herries Chronicle (1960) and Ann Veronica (1964). He was married to Pat Sandys. He died on January 17, 2017 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

27. Ion Besoiu

Actor | Bucuresti NonStop

Ion Besoiu was a famous Romanian film and theater actor.He was born on August 25, 1936 in Sibiu, Romania. He graduated from the Academy of Theater and Music in Sibiu.In 1957, he plays first role in the movie Vultur 101. Other notable roles in Haiducii (1966), Pacala (1974), Mihai Viteazul (1970),...

28. Butch Trucks

Actor | The Allman Brothers Band: 40th Anniversary Live at the Beacon Theatre

Butch Trucks was born on May 11, 1947 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Claude Hudson Trucks. He is known for his work on The Allman Brothers Band: 40th Anniversary Live at the Beacon Theatre (2014), The Allman Brothers Band: Live at the Beacon Theatre (2003) and The Full Moon Show (1990). He was ...

29. Miguel Ferrer

Actor | Crossing Jordan

Miguel Ferrer was born on February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Miguel José Ferrer. He was an actor, known for Crossing Jordan (2001), Traffic (2000) and Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993). He was married to Lori Weintraub and Leilani Sarelle. He died on January 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, ...

30. John Watkiss

Art_department | Atlantis: The Lost Empire

John Watkiss was born on July 28, 1961 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He is known for his work on Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Treasure Planet (2002) and Tarzan (1999). He died on January 20, 2017 in Brighton, Sussex, England.

31. Joy Coghill

Actress | Double Jeopardy

Joy Coghill was born on May 13, 1926 in Findlater, Saskatchewan, Canada as Joy Dorothy Coghill. She was an actress, known for Double Jeopardy (1999), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and The Beachcombers (1972). She was married to John Thorne. She died on January 20, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

32. Håkon Liu

Director | Miss Kicki

Håkon Liu was born on November 26, 1975 in Kirkenäs, Norway. He is known for his work on Miss Kicki (2009), Nights in Love (2005) and Borg vs. McEnroe (2017). He died on January 14, 2017 in Sweden.

33. Søren Elung Jensen

Actor | King Lear

Søren Elung Jensen was born on July 7, 1928 in Odense, Denmark. He was an actor and director, known for King Lear (1970), The Kingdom (1994) and Støv på hjernen (1961). He was married to Jonna Hjerl and Rita Angela. He died on January 22, 2017 in Hellerup, Denmark.

34. Gorden Kaye

Actor | 'Allo 'Allo!

Gorden Kaye was born on April 7, 1941 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England as Gordon Irving Kaye. He was an actor, known for 'Allo 'Allo! (1982), Brazil (1985) and Born and Bred (1978). He died on January 23, 2017 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire.

35. Mary Tyler Moore

Actress | Ordinary People

Mary Tyler Moore was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, on December 29, 1936. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her childhood was troubled, due in part to her mother's alcoholism. The eldest of three siblings, she attended a Catholic high school and married upon her graduation, in...

36. 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...

38. William Margold

Actor | Carnal's Cuties

William Margold was born on October 2, 1943 in Washington, D.C. Margold was the son of Nathan Margold, who was a Harvard Law School graduate who served as the Solicitor General of the Department of Interior under President Harry S. Truman. William attended Alexander Hamilton High School in West Los...

39. Greg Bronson

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Actor and extra Greg Bronson was born on September 2, 1954 in Tuba City, Arizona. The fifth in a family of twelve children, Bronson grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona. He attended the Navity of the Blessed Virgin grade school, Flagstaff Junior High, and Flagstaff High School. Following graduation from ...

40. Patrick Henry

Producer | Kicked in the Nuts!

Younger brother of actor Mike Henry.

41. Roberta Peters

Actress | City Hall

Roberta Peters was born on May 4, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Roberta Peterman. She was an actress, known for City Hall (1996), Die Zauberflöte (1964) and The Captive (2014). She was married to Bertram Fields and Robert Merrill. She died on January 18, 2017 in Rye, New York.

42. Horacio Guarany

Actor | El grito en la sangre

Horacio Guarany was born on May 15, 1925 in Las Garzas, Santa Fe, Argentina as Eraclio Catalín Rodríguez Cereijo. He was an actor and writer, known for El grito en la sangre (2014), Si se calla el cantor (1973) and The Return of Martin Fierro (1974). He died on January 13, 2017 in Lujan, Buenos ...

43. Meir Banai

Music_department | Cafe Paris

Meir Banai was born on July 5, 1961 in Be'er Sheva, Israel. He was married to Anat Peri-Builder. He died on January 12, 2017 in Ganot, Israel.

45. Bimba Bosé

Actress | Julieta

Bimba Bosé was born on October 1, 1975 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Eleonora Salvatore González. She was married to Diego Postigo. She died on January 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

46. Zygmunt Bauman

Writer | La novia de Poznan'

Zygmunt Bauman was born on November 19, 1925 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland. He was a writer, known for La novia de Poznan' (2014), The Swedish Theory of Love (2015) and The Trouble with Being Human These Days (2013). He was married to Aleksandra Jasinska-Kania and Janina Bauman. He died on ...

47. Naqsh Lyallpuri

Music_department | Deewaangee

48. Ming-Ming Hsiao

Actress | Die wang nu jin gang

Ming-Ming Hsiao was born on December 21, 1941 in Taiwan as Ming Hsia Wu. She was an actress, known for Die wang nu jin gang (1967), The Darkest Sword (1970) and Fearless Fighters (1971). She died on January 7, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.

49. Mike Connors

Actor | Mannix

He once jokingly described himself as 'a frustrated song-and-dance man' who wound up typecast as a TV crime fighter. Tall, handsome Armenian-American Mike Connors had a minor career in the movies before becoming a star on the small screen as the impeccably dressed macho sleuth Joe Mannix. Towards ...

50. Barbara Hale

Actress | Perry Mason

Barbara was born on 18 April 1922, as one of two children. As a young girl, Ms. Hale intended to major in art and drawing but to work her way through The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, she began her professional career as a model for a comic strip called "Ramblin' Bill." Barbara is best remembered ...

51. Emmanuelle Riva

Actress | Hiroshima mon amour

An only child, Emmanuelle was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, but eventually grew up in Remiremont. Her mother, Jeanne Fernande Nourdin, was a seamstress. Her father, René Alfred "Alfredo" Riva, was a sign writer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. She dreamed of becoming an actress ...

52. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

One of stage, screen and TV's finest transatlantic talents, slight, gravel-voiced, pasty-looking John Vincent Hurt was born on January 22, 1940, in Shirebrook, a coal mining village, in Derbyshire, England. The youngest child of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Reverend ...

53. Bob Holiday

Self | I've Got a Secret

Bob Holiday was born on November 12, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was married to Joanne. He died on January 27, 2017 in Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA.

54. Gisella Sofio

Actress | Biblioteca di Studio Uno

Gisella Sofio was born on February 19, 1931 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. She is known for her work on Biblioteca di Studio Uno (1964), La cura del gorilla (2006) and Il microfono è vostro (1951). She died on January 27, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

55. Jack Mendelsohn

Writer | Yellow Submarine

Jack Mendelsohn was born on November 8, 1926. He is known for his work on Yellow Submarine (1968), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) and Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967). He was married to Carol. He died on January 25, 2017 in the USA.

56. Kevin Geer

Actor | The Pelican Brief

Kevin Geer's celebrated acting career includes appearances in feature film, on television, Broadway, Off-Broadway and London's West End. He recently completed one of the lead roles in the independent feature film Bunker Hill, from director Kevin Willmott (CSA: Confederate States of America). Geer ...

57. Mary Webster

Actress | The Twilight Zone

Mary Webster was born on March 13, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), Master of the World (1961) and Everglades! (1961). She died on January 23, 2017 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

58. Shunji Fujimura

Actor | Death Note: Desu nôto

Shunji Fujimura was born on December 8, 1934 in Kamakura, Japan. He was an actor, known for Death Note (2006), Death Note: The Last Name (2006) and Death Note: L Change the World (2008). He died on January 25, 2017 in Japan.

59. David Rose

Producer | Scotland Yard

David Rose was born on November 22, 1924 in Swanage, Dorset, England as David Edward Rose. He was a producer and director, known for Scotland Yard (1960), The First Lady (1968) and Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965). He was married to Karin Bamborough, Sarah Reid and Valerie Edwards. He died on January ...

60. John Peakes

Actor | Evil Dead II

John Peakes was born on July 1, 1933. He was an actor, known for Evil Dead II (1987), 6 Souls (2010) and Cold Case (2003). He was married to Judith Gentry and Connie Villiers. He died on January 26, 2017 in the USA.

61. Hal Geer

Producer | How Bugs Bunny Won the West

Hal Geer was born on September 13, 1916 in Oronogo, Missouri, USA as Harold Eugene Geer. He was an editor and producer, known for How Bugs Bunny Won the West (1978), Bugs Bunny: All American Hero (1981) and Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television (1982). He was married to Carol Jones and Nancy Walker....

62. Robert Ellis Miller

Director | The Buttercup Chain

Robert Ellis Miller was born on July 18, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Buttercup Chain (1970), Alcoa Premiere (1961) and Breaking Point (1963). He was married to Pola Miller. He died on January 27, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

63. Ion Ungureanu

Actor | Nedolgiy tanets lyubvi

Ion Ungureanu was born on August 2, 1935 in Opach, Romania as Ion Spiridonovich Ungureanu. He was an actor and director, known for Nedolgiy tanets lyubvi (1988), Ptitsy nashey molodosti (1974) and Puteshestviye v aprel (1964). He died on January 28, 2017 in Bucharest, Romania.

64. Richard Portman

Sound_department | Star Wars

Portman entered the film industry in 1957, as a trainee at Columbia Pictures. In 1959 he joined the Samuel Goldwyn Studio as a junior engineer, rising to the position of Assistant Supervising Sound Recording Engineer. In 1970 he joined Robert Altman at the Lion's Gate facility, serving as Sound ...

65. Andre H. Arruda

Actor | Warehouse 13

Andre "the Anti-Giant" Arruda was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, on March 11, 1983, and moved to Toronto in 2001 to attend Humber College's School of Comedy writing and Performance program. He was slightly more than 3 feet tall. Born with syndrome, a genetic disease associated with dwarfism ...

66. John Wetton

Soundtrack | Mandy

John Wetton was born on June 12, 1949 in Derby, Derbyshire, England as John Kenneth Wetton. He was married to Lisa Nojaim. He died on January 31, 2017 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

67. Frank Pellegrino

Actor | Goodfellas

Frank Pellegrino was born on May 19, 1944 in East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA as Frank Joseph Pellegrino. He was an actor and producer, known for Goodfellas (1990), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Cop Land (1997). He was married to Josephine Nicita. He died on January 31, 2017 in Manhattan, ...

68. Montserrat Julió

Actress | Kuai can che

Montserrat Julió was born in 1929 in Mataró, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Montserrat Julió i Nonell. She was an actress and writer, known for Wheels on Meals (1984), Teatro estudio (1976) and Robin and Marian (1976). She died on January 26, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

69. Bob Holiday

Self | I've Got a Secret

Bob Holiday was born on November 12, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was married to Joanne. He died on January 27, 2017 in Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA.

70. Frank Tidy

Cinematographer | Chain Reaction

Frank Tidy was born on May 17, 1932 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Chain Reaction (1996), Under Siege (1992) and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992). He was married to Maureen Catherine Corcoran. He died on January 27, 2017 in Kent, England.

71. Stanley Kallis

Producer | Police Story

Stanley Kallis was born on September 5, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for Police Story (1973), The Glitter Dome (1984) and Roadracers (1959). He was married to Lucetta. He died on January 28, 2017 in Laguna Beach, California, USA.

72. Aito Mäkinen

Director | Onnelliset leikit

Aito Mäkinen was born on January 4, 1927 in Turku, Finland as Aito Uuno Mäkinen. He was a director and writer, known for Onnelliset leikit (1964), How the Movies Move (1974) and A Bridge (1973). He died on January 30, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland.

73. Rob Stewart

Director | Sharkwater

Rob Stewart is an award-winning biologist, photographer, conservationist and filmmaker. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Stewart began photographing underwater when he was 13. By the age of 18 he became a scuba instructor and then moved on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, ...

74. Lars-Erik Berenett

Actor | Hassel/Förgörarna

Lars-Erik Berenett was born on December 23, 1942 in Skellefteå, Västerbottens län, Sweden. He was an actor and writer, known for Hassel: There Is No Mercy! (2000), Roland Hassel (2012) and Tre kärlekar (1989). He was married to Maria Kulle and Evabritt Strandberg. He died on February 1, 2017 ...

75. Desmond Carrington

Actor | Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

Desmond Carrington was born on May 23, 1926 in Bromley, Kent, England as Desmond Herbert Carrington. He was an actor, known for Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (1952), Softly Softly (1966) and Emergency-Ward 10 (1957). He died on February 1, 2017 in Perth, Scotland.

76. Stig Grybe

Actor | 91:an Karlsson muckar (tror han)

Stig Grybe was born on July 18, 1928 in Stockholm, Sweden as Stig Rudolf Grybe. He was an actor, known for 91:an Karlsson muckar (tror han) (1959), Femte generationen (1986) and Idag röd (1987). He was married to Marie-Louise Engstrand. He died on February 1, 2017 in Sweden.

77. John Gay

Writer | Separate Tables

John Gay was born on April 1, 1924 in Whittier, California, USA as John Thomas Gay. He is known for his work on Separate Tables (1958), Lux Video Theatre (1950) and Around the World in 80 Days (1989). He was married to Barbara (Bobbie) Elizabeth Meyer. He died on February 4, 2017 in Santa Monica, ...

78. Björn Granath

Actor | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Björn Granath was born on April 5, 1946 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Björn Gösta Tryggve Granath. He was an actor, known for Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), Evil (2003) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009). He was married to Annmargret Fyregård. He died on February 5, ...

79. Roy Forge Smith

Production_designer | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Roy Forge Smith was born in 1929. He trained as a fine artist and an architect in London before working in the art department of BBC television in the early 1960s. His first film credit was as an assistant art director on 'The Wrong Box' and throughout the 1960s and 1970s worked on a number of ...

80. Alec McCowen

Actor | Never Say Never Again

Alec McCowen was born Alexander Duncan McCowan on May 26, 1925 in Tunbridge Wells, England. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in 1942. He established his reputation in classical stage roles, appearing in the ensemble of Laurence Olivier's famed ...

81. Inge Keller

Actress | Lola + Bilidikid

Inge Keller was born on December 15, 1923 in Berlin, Germany as Ingeborg Keller. She is known for her work on Lola and Billy the Kid (1999), Woman Doctors (1984) and 3 (2010). She was married to Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler. She died on February 6, 2017 in Berlin.

82. Irwin Corey

Actor | The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority," was born on July 29, 1914, in Brooklyn, New York. He and his five siblings were wards of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum, and during the Great Depression, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp. Possessing brawn as well as brains, ...

84. Richard Hatch

Actor | Diminuendo

Born in Santa Monica, California, USA, Richard Hatch was studying classical piano at the age of eight, and knew he wanted to carve out a career as a performer before he reached his teens. After attending Harbor College in San Pedro, he joined a Los Angeles repertory company with which he traveled ...

85. Alan Simpson

Writer | Sanford and Son

Alan Simpson was born on November 27, 1929 in Brixton, London, England as Alan Francis Simpson. He was a writer and actor, known for Sanford and Son (1972), Steptoe & Son (1972) and Steptoe and Son (1962). He was married to Tessa Le Bars and Kathleen (Kate) Phillips. He died on February 8, 2017...

86. Olive Dunbar

Actress | The Lottery

Olive Dunbar was born on March 30, 1925 in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA as Olive Joann Dunbar. She was an actress, known for The Lottery (1969), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985). She was married to William Keene. She died on February 8, 2017 in Ithaca, New ...

87. Radu Gabrea

Director | Romania! Romania!

Radu Gabrea was born on June 20, 1937 in Bucharest, Romania as Radu Bartholomeu Gabrea. He was a director and writer, known for Romania! Romania! (2006), Too Little for Such a Big War (1970) and The Beheaded Rooster (2007). He was married to Victoria Cocias. He died on February 9, 2017 in Romania.

88. Al Jarreau

Soundtrack | Moonlighting

Al Jarreau was born on March 12, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Alwyn Lopez Jarreau. He was married to Susan Player and Phyllis Hall. He died on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

89. Sara Coward

Actress | Inspector Morse

Sara was born in South East London and on leaving the local grammar school went to Bristol University, gaining a degree in English and Drama before enrolling at the Guildhall School of Drama in London. Whilst there she won a contract to work with the BBC radio repertory company, which gained her an...

90. Jay Bontatibus

Actor | General Hospital

Jay was born in Connecticut and raised in Connecticut and New York City to parents Michael and Frances Bontatibus. He is the 3rd child of 4, with 2 brothers and a sister.

Trained as a stage actor in NYC, he got his breakthrough role playing "Tony Viscardi" on the CBS soap, The Young and the Restless...

91. Bruce Lansbury

Producer | Street Hawk

Bruce Lansbury was best known as the producer of cult science fiction TV shows of the 1960s and 1970s. He made his science fiction mark in the 1960s with The Wild Wild West (1965). In 1971, he produced the highly regarded Assault on the Wayne (1971), which, while not science fiction related, ...

92. Gerald Hirschfeld

Cinematographer | Young Frankenstein

Gerald Hirschfeld was born on April 25, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Young Frankenstein (1974), Coma (1978) and Mr. Smith (1983). He was married to Julia Tucker. He died on February 13, 2017 in Ashland, Oregon, USA.

93. José Solé

Actor | Los caudillos

José Solé was born on July 28, 1928 in Mexico City, Mexico as José Solé Nájera. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Los caudillos (1968), De la tierra a la luna (1969) and El juicio de Martín Cortés (1974). He was married to María Teresa Calderón López. He died on ...

94. Warren Frost

Actor | Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Born and raised in upstate Vermont, Warren Frost left home at age 17 to enlist in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his service, he worked mainly in theater. He has a doctorate in theater arts from the University of Minnesota and a published playwright with four plays to his credit and has ...

95. Patty Freedman

Actress | Ghostbusters

Patty Freedman was born on May 9, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Patricia Dworkin. She was an actress, known for Ghostbusters (1984), Heavy Metal (1981) and Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). She was married to Andrew E. Freedman and David Jolliffe. She died on February 17, 2017 in New York, USA.

96. Chris Wiggins

Actor | The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar

Chris Wiggins was born on January 13, 1930 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England as Christopher John Wiggins. He was an actor, known for The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (1969), Rock & Rule (1983) and Redwall (1999). He was married to Sandra Crysler-Wiggins. He died on February 19, ...

97. Trevor Habberstad

Stunts | Iron Man Three

Trevor Habberstad was born on May 15, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Iron Man 3 (2013), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and Doctor Strange (2016). He died on February 19, 2017 in Santa Clarita, California.

98. Joy Hruby

Actress | Laid

Joy Hruby was born on July 1, 1927 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Joy Elaine Cox. She was an actress and writer, known for Laid (2011), Conference of the Planets (2010) and Double the Fist (2004). She was married to Denny Hruby. She died on February 21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

99. Aleksey Petrenko

Actor | 12

Aleksey Petrenko was born on March 26, 1938 in Chemer, Chernigov Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Alexei Vassilyevich Petrenko. He was an actor and producer, known for 12 (2007), How Czar Peter the Great Married Off His Moor (1976) and Rasputin (1981). He was married to Azima Abdumaminova, Galina ...

100. Leon Ware

Soundtrack | Bad Boys

Leon Ware was born on February 16, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was married to Carol and Susaye Green. He died on February 23, 2017 in Marina del Rey, California, USA.

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