Deceased actors and actresses who I really miss

by bcampos862 | created - 11 Aug 2015 | updated - 19 Mar 2018 | Public

1. 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 ...

2. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

3. Marcia Wallace

Actress | The Simpsons

Some might have easily doled out the phrase "laughing on the outside, crying on the inside" to describe funny lady Marcia Wallace. She had many uphill battles in both life and career, over the past three-and-a-half decades, but the carrot-cropped comedienne with the ever-toothy smile remained ...

4. Jan Hooks

Actress | Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Jan Hooks is better remembered for her five-year run on Saturday Night Live (1975) (1986-91) on the series she impersonated actress ranging from Bette Davis, to Ann-Margret, to Sally Kellerman, to Jodie Foster. After she left the show, she was proposed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason to replace Jean ...

5. Marian Seldes

Actress | Home Alone 3

Tony Award-winner Marian Hall Seldes, one of the premier stage actresses in America, was born on August 23, 1928 in Manhattan, New York, to writer and journalist Gilbert Seldes, and his socialite wife, the former Alice Wadhams Hall. Her paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and her ...

6. Anne Meara

Actress | Night at the Museum

The incredibly gifted comedienne-actress Anne Meara is known for her comedic efforts alongside husband-comedian, Jerry Stiller; together, they were 'Stiller and Meara'; they were original members of the improvisational company, the Compass Players, which later evolved as the Second City Theater. ...

7. Ellen Albertini Dow

Actress | The Wedding Singer

The multifaceted Ellen Albertini was a student of dance and piano at the age of five, and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theater from Cornell University. She moved to New York, and studied and worked with the legendary likes of Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Michael Shurtleff, Uta Hagen, Marcel Marceau, ...

8. Joan Rivers

Actress | Spaceballs

Joan Rivers was born on June 8, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joan Alexandra Molinsky. She was a writer and actress, known for Spaceballs (1987), Iron Man 3 (2013) and Serial Mom (1994). She was married to Edgar Rosenberg and James Bennat Sanger. She died on September 4, 2014 in...

9. Robert Goulet

Actor | The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

Robert Gerard Goulet was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to a family of French-Canadian origin. He was the son of Jeanette (Gauthier) and Joseph Georges André Goulet. After hearing his son sing "Lead Kindly Light", in their church hall, his father told him, "I'm proud of you, son". A few weeks ...

10. Ricardo Montalban

Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Handsome Ricardo Montalban was the epitome of Latin elegance, charm and grace on film and television and in the late 1940s and early 1950s reinvigorated the Rudolph Valentino / Ramon Novarro "Latin Lover" style in Hollywood without achieving top screen stardom. Moreover, unlike most minority actors...

11. Michael Jackson

Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson (no relation to Joe Jackson, also a musician), had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Michael's ...

12. Gregory Hines

Actor | History of the World: Part I

Gregory Hines was born on February 14, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Gregory Oliver Hines. He was an actor, known for History of the World: Part I (1981), Running Scared (1986) and Waiting to Exhale (1995). He was married to Pamela Koslow and Patricia Panella. He died on August 9, 2003 in...

13. Natasha Richardson

Actress | Asylum

Natasha Jane Richardson was born in Marylebone, London, England, to director and producer Tony Richardson and actress Vanessa Redgrave. She was the sister of actress Joely Richardson, the niece of actors Corin Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, and the granddaughter of actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel ...

14. Patrick Swayze

Actor | Dirty Dancing

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982. ...

15. Ed McMahon

Soundtrack | The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Ed McMahon's first appearance before a microphone was as a 15-year-old "caller" at a bingo game in Maine. After that, he spent the next three years touring the state fair and carnival circuit. A Marine fighter pilot during World War II, McMahon sold vegetable slicers on Atlantic City's boardwalk to...

16. Estelle Getty

Actress | The Golden Girls

She was truly one mother of a mom...on stage, on film and on TV. A favorite firecracker on 80s and 90s television, tiny character player Estelle Getty became best known for her carping, meddlesome moms -- complete with bemused, cynical looks, irreverent digs and dead-pan Henny Youngman-like ...

17. Bea Arthur

Actress | The Golden Girls

Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born Bernice Frankel on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9".

She earned the title of "Wittiest Girl" in her school, and her ...

18. Rue McClanahan

Actress | The Golden Girls

A New York stage actress in the 1950s, McClanahan was plucked from the stage by Norman Lear for roles on All in the Family (1971) and later Maude (1972). For two years (1982 - 1984), she played "Aunt Fran" on Mama's Family (1983) until her character was killed off and she joined the cast of Golden ...

19. Elizabeth Taylor

Actress | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked ...

20. Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a ...

21. Eartha Kitt

Actress | The Emperor's New Groove

An out-of-wedlock child, Eartha Kitt was born in the cotton fields of South Carolina. Kitt's mother was a sharecropper of African-American and Cherokee Native American descent. Her father's identity is unknown. Given away by her mother, she arrived in Harlem at age nine. At 15, she quit high school...

22. Suzanne Pleshette

Actress | The Bob Newhart Show

Suzanne Pleshette achieved television immortality in her role as Bob Newhart's wife in the 1970s classic situation comedy, The Bob Newhart Show (1972). For her role as "Emily Hartley", wife of psychologist "Bob Hartley" (played by Bob Newhart), Pleshette was nominated for the Emmy Award twice, in ...

23. Tom Poston

Actor | Christmas with the Kranks

Veteran comedic actor Tom Poston, he with the bugged-out eyes that commonly accentuated a vague look of bewilderment, was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1921 and, by age nine, was appearing with an acrobatic troupe. He was attending Bethany College in West Virginia when World War II broke out and he ...

24. Don Knotts

Actor | The Andy Griffith Show

Don Knotts, the legendary television character actor, was born Jesse Donald Knotts on July 21, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to William Jesse Knotts and the former Elsie L. Moore. He was the youngest of four sons in a family that had been in America since the 17th century.

His first stint as an...

25. Roxie Roker

Actress | The Jeffersons

Roxie Roker was born on August 28, 1929 in Miami, Florida, USA as Roxie Albertha Roker. She was an actress, known for The Jeffersons (1975), ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) and Fantasy Island (1977). She was married to Sy Kravitz. She died on December 2, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

26. 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, ...

27. Isabel Sanford

Actress | The Jeffersons

Isabel Sanford was a Broadway actress for over thirty years before moving to Hollywood. She made numerous guest appearances on TV, including a stint as a supporting cast member on The Carol Burnett Show (1967). Until her passing, Isabel continued to act frequently, most recently in a series of ...

28. Harve Presnell

Actor | Fargo

By the time handsome, brawny baritone Harve Presnell arrived on the film scene, the "Golden Age" of musicals had long dissipated. Born in Modesto, California in 1933 and spending part of his youth on a family ranch near Yosemite Valley where he labored in the fields, it was discovered he had quite ...

29. Ann B. Davis

Actress | The Brady Bunch

Ann B. Davis made her debut in show business at age 6 earning $2.00 in a puppet show. At the University of Michigan, Anne planned to study medicine but got the acting bug from her brother who was the lead dancer in the national company of "Oklahoma" for over a year. Anne then spent six years in ...

30. James Rebhorn

Actor | Independence Day

James Robert Rebhorn (September 1, 1948 - March 21, 2014) was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films, television series, and plays. At the time of his death, he had recurring roles in the current series White Collar and Homeland.

An early performance was in Butterflies are Free at the ...

31. Mickey Rooney

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. ...

32. Ruby Dee

Actress | American Gangster

Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and civil rights activist. She is best known for originating the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961).

She also starred in The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Cat People (1982), ...

33. Gustavo Cerati

Soundtrack | Monos con navaja

Lead singer of Soda Stereo, band from Argentina. One of the most important South American rock bands that started in 1982 and said goodbye with a last concert in 1997. He began with a very successful solo career in 1992. An excellent song writer, composer and actor. He composed music for two movies...

34. Mariana Briski

Actress | El viento

Mariana Briski was born on September 14, 1965 in Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina as Mariana Marcela Briski. She was an actress and writer, known for The Wind (2005), Cops (1997) and Algo habrán hecho (2005). She was married to Hernán Ventura. She died on August 14, 2014 in Buenos Aires, Federal ...

35. Jorge Ibáñez

Costume_department | Nada x perder

Jorge Ibáñez was born on December 7, 1969 in Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Jorge Carlos Ibáñez. He died on March 14, 2014 in Buenos Aires.

36. Norma Pons

Actress | El palacio de la risa

Norma Pons was born on August 18, 1943 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina as Norma Delia Orizzi. She was an actress, known for El palacio de la risa (1992), Sotto Voce (1996) and Tango Lover (2002). She died on April 29, 2014 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina.

37. China Zorrilla

Actress | Elsa y Fred

Actor, director and writer China Zorrilla was born in Uruguay in 1922. She grew up in Paris and studied theater in London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and New York.

The preeminent actor of the celebrated Uruguayan Comedy during the 1950s-1960s she was directed by the legendary Margarita Xirgu; ...

38. Alfredo Alcón

Actor | Martín Fierro

Alfredo Alcón was born on March 3, 1930 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as Alfredo Félix Alcón Riesco. He was an actor, known for Martín Fierro (1968), A Bully in 1900 (1960) and Los inocentes (1963). He died on April 11, 2014 in Buenos Aires.

39. Jorge Sassi

Actor | La búsqueda

Jorge Sassi was born on November 17, 1950 in Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina as Jorge Alberto Sassi. He was an actor, known for La búsqueda (1985), At the Edge of the Law (1992) and Sin código (2004). He was married to María José Demare. He died on February 9, 2015 in Buenos Aires, ...

40. Patricia Miccio

Actress | Por quererte tanto

Patricia Miccio was an actress, known for Por quererte tanto (1998), Cotidiano (2002) and Grandiosas (2002). She died on April 6, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

41. Tato Bores

Actor | La Argentina de Tato

Tato Bores was born on April 27, 1927 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as Mauricio Borensztein. He was an actor and writer, known for La Argentina de Tato (1999), Disputas en la cama (1972) and La comedia inmortal (1951). He was married to Berta Szpindler. He died on January 11, 1996 in...

42. Mario Sapag

Actor | El hombre que volvió de la muerte

Mario Sapag was born on May 25, 1935 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor and writer, known for El hombre que volvió de la muerte (1969), Somos novios (1969) and Vamos a soñar por el amor (1971). He died on April 14, 2012 in Buenos Aires.

43. Jorge Rossi

Actor | Semana Nueve

Jorge Rossi was born on May 10, 1954 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Semana Nueve (1981), Todos contra Juan (2008) and Casados con hijos (2005). He died on November 19, 2012 in Buenos Aires.

44. Leonardo Favio

Director | Aniceto

Leonardo Favio was born on May 28, 1938 in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina as Fuad Jorge Jury. He was an actor and director, known for Aniceto (2008), Gatica, the Monkey (1993) and Chronicle of a Boy Alone (1965). He was married to María Vaner. He died on November 5, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Federal...

45. Ricardo Passano

Actor | Bólidos de acero

Ricardo Passano was born on April 19, 1922 in Caballito, Buenos Aires City, Distrito Federal, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Bólidos de acero (1950), La muchacha del circo (1937) and Ritmo, sal y pimienta (1951). He died on December 13, 2012 in Ituzaingo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

46. Olga Zubarry

Actress | Plaza de almas

Olga Adela Zubarriain was born in Buenos Aires on October 30th 1929. She began her career in the old Lumiton studios in 1943 as a bit player in Safo (Carlos Hugo Christensen-1943). Her real chance when the studio prepared an adaptation of the novel Frau Elsie by Arthur Schnitzler which was called ...

47. Juan Manuel Tenuta

Actor | Esperando la carroza

Juan Manuel Tenuta was born on January 23, 1924 in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. He was an actor, known for Waiting for the Hearse (1985), Esperando la carroza 2: Se acabó la fiesta (2009) and El último verano (1996). He was married to Adela Gleijer. He died on November 5, 2013 in Buenos ...

48. Juan Carlos Calabró

Actor | Campeones de la vida

Juan Carlos Calabró was born on February 3, 1934 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor and writer, known for Champions of Life (1999), Johnny Tolengo, el majestuoso (1987) and Frutilla (1980). He was married to Coca. He died on November 5, 2013 in Buenos Aires.

49. Cory Monteith

Actor | Glee

Cory Monteith was born on May 11, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Cory Allan Michael Monteith. He was an actor, known for playing the singing jock Finn on the American TV show Glee (2009) and films such as Monte Carlo (2011), and Final Destination 3 (2006). He died on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver...

50. James Gandolfini

Actor | The Sopranos

James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival ...

51. Ana María Campoy

Actress | La extraña dama

Ana María Campoy was born on July 26, 1925 in Bogotá, Colombia as Ana María Campoy Tormo. She was an actress, known for The Strange Lady (1989), Dr. Amor (2003) and Es peligroso asomarse al exterior (1946). She was married to José Cibrián. She died on July 8, 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

52. Lydia Lamaison

Actress | Nano

Lydia Lamaison was born on August 5, 1914 in Mendoza, Argentina as Lidia Guastavino Lamaison. She was an actress, known for Nano (1994), La caída (1959) and The Heir (2004). She was married to Oscar Soldati. She died on February 20, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

53. Alfonso Pícaro

Actor | La venganza

Alfonso Pícaro was born on December 4, 1928 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for The Revenge (1999), ¡Qué noche de casamiento! (1969) and Ya tiene comisario el pueblo (1967). He died on October 15, 2012 in Buenos Aires.

54. James Whitmore

Actor | The Shawshank Redemption

Born on October 1, 1921, in White Plains, New York, gruff veteran character actor James Whitmore earned early and widespread respect with his award-winning dramatic capabilities on Broadway and in films. He would later conquer TV with the same trophy-winning results.

The son of James Allen Whitmore ...

55. Brittany Murphy

Actress | Just Married

Brittany Murphy was born Brittany Anne Bertolotti on November 10, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti. Her father's ancestry is Italian, and her mother is of Irish and Slovak descent. Her father moved the family back to Edison, New Jersey as a native New...

56. Arnold Stang

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

A show-stopping comic for decades, the inimitable Arnold Stang, with the trademark Runyonesque voice and thick, black glasses, started out famously on radio before branching out to include Broadway, films and especially TV. Born on September 28, 1918, in New York City (for decades he himself ...

57. Bernie Mac

Actor | The Bernie Mac Show

Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in 1957 in Chicago, the son of Mary McCullough and Jeffery Harrison. He grew up in the city, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, ...

58. Sydney Pollack

Director | Tootsie

Sydney Pollack was an Academy Award-winning director, producer, actor, writer and public figure, who directed and produced over 40 films.

Sydney Irwin Pollack was born July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA, to Rebecca (Miller), a homemaker, and David Pollack, a professional boxer turned pharmacist...

59. Don Adams

Actor | Get Smart

Don Adams was born in New York, to a father of Hungarian Jewish descent, and a mother of German and Irish ancestry. He had a sister, Gloria, and a brother, Dick Yarmy. He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II and contracted malaria during the fighting on Guadalcanal island. After the war he ...

60. James Avery

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Although known as the uncle/patriarch and judge "Philip Banks" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), James Avery was a classically trained actor and scholar. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he joined the US Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Upon...

61. Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Writer | El Chavo del Ocho

Roberto Gomez Bolaños more commonly known by his pseudonym Chespirito, or "Little Shakespeare" was a Mexican screenwriter, actor, comedian, film director, television director, playwright, songwriter, and author. He is widely regarded as the most important Latin and Spanish-language humorist of all ...

62. Wendie Jo Sperber

Actress | Back to the Future

Though she was known best for drawing laughs as whiny, excitable characters throughout her raucous film and TV career, actress/comedienne Wendie Jo Sperber showed a brave, compassionate and humane side in the last years of her life. The Los Angeles-born performer developed a driving passion for ...

63. Merv Griffin

Producer | Jeopardy!

Merv Griffin was a singer and band leader, movie actor, television personality and media mogul who in his time hosting The Merv Griffin Show (1962) was second in fame and influence as a talk show host only to Johnny Carson. Griffin was best known for creating the two most popular game shows in ...

64. John Neville

Actor | The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

When he was in his early sixties, Terry Gilliam cast him in the title role of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). Although the film was a financial failure, his starring role in this major production, as well as his fine performance, led to an explosion in his career. He has since had ...

65. Len Lesser

Actor | Kelly's Heroes

Len Lesser was an American character actor, from the Bronx, New York City. His most famous role was that of Uncle Leo, the maternal uncle of protagonist Jerry Seinfeld in the sitcom "Seinfield". Lesser played this role from 1991 to the series finale in 1998.

Lesser was the son of a Polish-Jewish ...

66. Gogó Andreu

Actor | Vidas robadas

Gogó Andreu was born on July 27, 1919 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Ricardo César Andreu. He was an actor and composer, known for Vidas robadas (2008), The Soul of the Accordion (1935) and P'al otro lado (1942). He was married to Rosita Gamas. He died on May 1, 2012 in Buenos Aires.

67. Nicolás Mancera

Producer | La calesita

Nicolás Mancera, was a showman who journeyed with big success the decades of 1960 and 1970 of the Argentine television. Known like Pipo Mancera, he was born in Buenos Aires, on December 20, 1930, studied locution and he was employed also at radio and movies. In the years '60 it was unrolled like ...

68. Jazmín de Grazia

Self | Super M

Jazmín de Grazia was born on July 4, 1984 in Temperley, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She died on February 5, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina.

69. Ante Garmaz

Actor | Cosquín, amor y folklore

Ante Garmaz was born on January 5, 1928. He was an actor, known for Cosquín, amor y folklore (1965), Triangle of Four (1975) and El soltero (1977). He died on July 16, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

70. Manuel García Ferré

Writer | Las aventuras de Hijitus

Manuel García Ferré was born in 1929 in Almería, Almería, Andalucía, Spain. He was a writer and producer, known for Las aventuras de Hijitus (1967), Corazón, las alegrías de Pantriste (2000) and Soledad y Larguirucho (2012). He died on March 28, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

71. Romina Yan

Actress | Amor mío

Romina Yan was born on September 5, 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Romina Yankelevich. She was an actress and writer, known for Looney Love (2005), Chiquititas: Rincón de luz (2001) and Chiquititas (1995). She was married to Darío Giordano. She died on September 28, 2010 in Acassuso, ...

72. Juan Alberto Badía

Actor | Los simuladores

Juan Alberto Badía was born on November 29, 1947 in Ramos Mejía, La Matanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Pretenders (2002), The VideoMatch Show (1990) and La noche viene movida (1980). He died on June 29, 2012 in Pilar, Buenos Aires.

73. Estela Raval

Self | Amigos en la noche

Estela Raval was born on May 19, 1935 in Ciudadela, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She died on June 6, 2012 in Buenos Aires.

74. Jorge Luz

Actor | Locuras, tiros y mambos

Jorge Luz was born on May 8, 1922 in Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina as Jorge Da Lus Borbon. He was an actor, known for Locuras, tiros y mambos (1951), Delito de corrupción (1991) and Autumn Sun (1996). He died on July 14, 2012 in Balvanera, Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

75. Conrad Bain

Actor | Maude

Usually sized up as an erudite gent, advice-spouting father or uptight, pompous neighbor, the acting talents of Conrad Bain were best utilized on stage and on TV. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on February 4, 1923, Conrad Stafford Bain was a twin son (the other was named Bonar) born to Stafford ...

76. 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), Chuck & Buck (2000) and Real Women Have Curves (2002). She was married to Elias P. Ontiveros. She died on July 26, 2012 in Whittier, California, USA.

77. Deborah Raffin

Actress | Death Wish 3

Deborah Raffin was one of two female co-stars in the hugely popular TV mini-series Noble House (1988) adapted from the 1981 bestseller of the same name by James Clavell. Ms. Raffin played the part of Casey Tcholok, vice-president of corporate raider Par-Con Industries. Her character is clever, ...

78. Larry Hagman

Actor | Dallas

The son of a legendary actress (Mary Martin) and a district attorney, Larry Martin Hagman was born on September 21, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas. After his parents' divorce, he moved to Los Angeles, California to live with his grandmother. When he was 12, his grandmother died and he moved back to his ...

79. 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 ...

80. Michael Clarke Duncan

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 ...

81. Meshach Taylor

Actor | Designing Women

Surrounded by four dazzling Southern-styled ladies on the hit sitcom Designing Women (1986), genial African-American actor Meshach Taylor made a name for himself as the beleaguered male foil consistently at the mercy of the title gals' antics during its popular 7-season run.

The Boston-born actor ...

82. Alice Ghostley

Actress | To Kill a Mockingbird

Whether portraying a glum, withering wallflower, a drab and dowdy housewife, a klutzy maid or a cynical gossip, eccentric character comedienne Alice Ghostley had the ability to draw laughs from the skimpiest of material with a simple fret or whine. Making a name for herself on the Tony-winning ...

83. Shirley Temple

Actress | Captain January

Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in ...

84. Kitty Carlisle

Actress | A Night at the Opera

Kitty Carlisle Hart wore a cloak of many professional and elegant colors. Actress, opera singer, Broadway performer, TV celebrity, game show panelist, patron of the arts, and, at age 95, this vital woman continued her six-decade musical odyssey with songs and reminisces in her one-woman show: "...

85. Beah Richards

Actress | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Beah Richards left her native Vicksburg, Mississippi, for New York City in 1950. She would not acquire a significant role on stage until 1955, when she appeared in the off-Broadway show "Take A Giant Step" convincingly portraying an 84-year-old grandmother without using theatrical makeup. In 1962 ...

86. Francesco Quinn

Actor | Platoon

Perhaps best known for his portrayal of underground drug king Rhah in Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning Platoon (1986), Francesco Quinn is one of the film industry's most versatile young actors. Intent on following in the footsteps of his father, Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, who had appeared in ...

87. Deborah Warren

Actress | Franco Buenaventura, el profe

Deborah Warren was born in 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an actress, known for Tango Lover (2002), Top Models (1996) and De gira (2005). She died on October 13, 2014 in Buenos Aires City, Distrito Federal, Argentina.

88. Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Actor | Wait Until Dark

It's hardly surprising that the son of renowned Russian-born concert violinist Efrem Zimbalist Sr. (1889-1985) and Romanian-born opera singer Alma Gluck (1884-1938) would desire a performing career of some kind. Born in New York City on November 30, 1918, surrounded by people of wealth and privilege...

89. Roscoe Lee Browne

Actor | The Cowboys

He was a master class in cerebral eloquence and audience command...and although his dominant playing card in the realm of acting was quite serious and stately, nobody cut a more delightfully dry edge in sitcoms than this gentleman, whose calm yet blistering put-downs often eluded his lesser victims.


90. Leslie Nielsen

Actor | Airplane!

Leslie William Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His mother, Mabel Elizabeth (Davies), was Welsh. His father, Ingvard Eversen Nielsen, was a Danish-born Mountie and a strict disciplinarian. Leslie studied at the Academy of ...

91. Daniel Rabinovich

Actor | Muchas gracias de nada

Daniel Rabinovich was born on November 18, 1943 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Daniel Abraham Rabinovich Aratuz. He was an actor and director, known for Muchas gracias de nada (1979), Mastropiero que nunca (1977) and El grosso concerto (2001). He was married to Susana. He died on August 21, 2015 in ...

92. Berugo Carambula

Actor | Son amores

Berugo Carambula was born on October 31, 1945 in Las Piedras, Canelones, Uruguay as Heber Hugo Carámbula. He was an actor, known for Sweethearts (2002), Los irrompibles (1975) and Cantaniño cuenta un cuento (1979). He was married to Viviana and Adriana Senblat. He died on November 14, 2015 ...

93. Antonio Carrizo

Actor | Muchachos impacientes

Antonio Carrizo was born on September 15, 1926 in General Villegas, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Antonio Carrozzi. He was an actor and writer, known for Muchachos impacientes (1966), The Human Clay (1955) and La mujer de tu prójimo (1966). He died on January 1, 2016 in Buenos Aires.

94. Carrie Fisher

Actress | Star Wars

Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return ...

95. Debbie Reynolds

Actress | Singin' in the Rain

Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a ...

96. Erika Wallner

Actress | Celeste

Sophisticated and respected actress of the Argentinian film industry, Erika Wallner has had a distinguished career since the beginning of the 60s. Married to the leading actor Carlos Estrada, she starred in severals works with him. Also, she headed a very well remember soap opera, "Cuatro Mujers ...

97. Lucrecia Capello

Actress | El elegido

Lucrecia Capello was born on December 2, 1938 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Lucrecia Eva Capello. She was an actress, known for The One (2011), El refugio (de los sueños) (2006) and Tres pájaros (2001). She died on September 22, 2016 in Buenos Aires.

98. Mary Tyler Moore

Actress | Ordinary People

Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936, in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her ...

99. Don Rickles

Actor | Kelly's Heroes

Donald Jay Rickles was born May 8, 1926 in New York. Following the Golden Era of Hollywood, he remained active until early 2017. He got his start in night clubs, toiling for over 20 years, until 1958, when he made his film debut in Run Silent Run Deep (1958). The movie was a big hit. Afterward, ...

100. Mariano Mores

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Mariano Mores was born on February 18, 1918 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Mariano Alberto Martínez. He was married to Myrna Mores. He died on April 13, 2016 in Buenos Aires.

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