Oz Cast Members Who Have Passed Away

by Lebowskidoo | created - 10 months ago | updated - 10 months ago | Public

1. Luke Perry

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Luke Perry was an American actor, primarily remembered as a teen idol throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s. Perry was born in Mansfield, Ohio in 1966. Mansfield was known at the time as a center for the home appliances and stove manufacturing industries. The city's largest employer used to be ...

Stroke

2. Mason Adams

Actor | Son in Law

Mason Adams was well known for playing Pepper Young on the popular radio soap opera series Pepper Young's Family throughout the 1940 and 1950s. He was also heard on most of the successful radio programs during radio's "Golden Age." In the 1970s, Adams was frequently heard on Himan Brown's CBS ...

Natural Causes

3. Richard Bright

Actor | The Godfather: Part III

Fair complexioned, cold-eyed actor Richard Bright has notched up an impressive array of character performances of often shifty, or deadly characters on the wrong side of the law. First came to attention as a burglar in the engrossing The Panic in Needle Park (1971), and then followed it the ...

Struck By a Bus

4. Reg E. Cathey

Actor | Fantastic Four

Born into a military family in Huntsville, Alabama -- his father was an army vet who had served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, while his mother held a somewhat mysterious job in the Department of Defence -- Reg E. Cathey spent much of his early childhood living on a rural farmhouse in Germany....

Cancer

5. Kevin Conway

Actor | Thirteen Days

Kevin Conway was born on May 29, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA as Kevin John Conway. He was an actor and director, known for Thirteen Days (2000), Invincible (2006) and Gettysburg (1993). He was married to Mila Burnette. He died on February 5, 2020 in Manhattan, New York City.

Heart Attack

6. Matthew Cowles

Actor | Shutter Island

Matthew Cowles was born on September 28, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as Matthew Chandler Cowles. He was an actor, known for Shutter Island (2010), All My Children (1970) and Veronika Decides to Die (2009). He was married to Christine Baranski and Kathleen Dezina. He died on May 22, 2014 in...

Heart Failure

7. Jonathan Demme

Director | The Silence of the Lambs

Jonathan Demme was born on February 22, 1944 in Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA as Robert Jonathan Demme. He was a director and producer, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Rachel Getting Married (2008) and Philadelphia (1993). He was married to Joanne Howard and Evelyn Purcell. He died...

Esophageal Cancer & Heart Disease

8. Uta Hagen

Actress | The Boys from Brazil

Noted stage actress who has also done limited work in TV and film. Born in Germany and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her Broadway debut was in "The Seagull" in 1938. She won her first Tony (and other awards) in 1950 for Clifford Odets "...

Stroke

9. Edward Herrmann

Actor | Overboard

Edward Herrmann was born on July 21, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Edward Kirk Herrmann. He was an actor, known for Overboard (1987), The Lost Boys (1987) and Annie (1982). He was married to Star Herrmann and Leigh Curran. He died on December 31, 2014 in New York City, New York, ...

Cancer

10. Gloria Irizarry

Actress | Bad Boys II

Gloria Irizarry is an actress, known for Bad Boys II (2003), Jacob's Ladder (1990) and Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993).

Diabetes

11. 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...

Cancer

12. Elizabeth Lawrence

Actress | Sleeping with the Enemy

Elizabeth Lawrence was born on September 6, 1922 in Huntington, West Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), The Crucible (1996) and All My Children (1970). She was married to Arthur Marion Payne III. She died on June 11, 2000 in the USA.

Cancer

13. John McMartin

Actor | Blow Out

John McMartin was born on August 21, 1929 in Warsaw, Indiana, USA as John Francis McMartin. He was an actor, known for Blow Out (1981), All the President's Men (1976) and No Reservations (2007). He was married to Cynthia Baer. He died on July 6, 2016 in New York City, New York, USA.

Cancer

14. Anne Meara

Actress | Heavyweights

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. ...

Natural Causes

15. Zakes Mokae

Actor | Waterworld

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 5, 1934, actor Zakes Mokae was initially a jazz saxophonist. Moving to England in 1961, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and became one of the most distinguished thespians in South Africa for over two decades.

Mokae was one of the few ...

Stroke

16. Milo O'Shea

Actor | Barbarella

A fourth generation Dubliner he was equally known in his homeland and on British television for knockabout comedy and for classic tragedy. His father, Con O'Shea, was an actor - singer (part of a double act known as 'Light and Shade') who became an army captain in the Civil War. His mother was a ...

Alzheimer's Disease

17. Don Pardo

Actor | Radio Days

Don Pardo was born on February 22, 1918 in Westfield, Massachusetts, USA as Dominick George Pardo. He was an actor, known for Radio Days (1987), Stay Tuned (1992) and 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (2003). He was married to Catherine Anne (Kay) Lyons. He died on August 18, 2014 ...

Natural Causes

18. Roger Rees

Actor | Frida

Like a number of British actors of the same generation (John Hurt and Alan Rickman, to name two), Roger Rees originally trained for the visual arts. He was born on May 5 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales, and acted in church and Boy Scouts stage productions while growing up in South London, but studied ...

Cancer

19. Dana Reeve

Actress | Everyone's Hero

Dana Reeve was born on March 17, 1961 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Dana Charles Morosini. She was an actress, known for Everyone's Hero (2006), Law & Order (1990) and Above Suspicion (1995). She was married to Christopher Reeve. She died on March 6, 2006 in Manhattan, New York City, New York,...

Cancer

20. Adrienne Shelly

Actress | Waitress

The late Adrienne Shelly was born in Queens, New York, to Elaine Langbaum and Sheldon Levine. After graduating Jericho High School in Jericho, New York, she enrolled at Boston University and majored in film production. She dropped out after her junior year and moved to Manhattan, where she made a ...

Homicide

21. Elaine Stritch

Actress | 30 Rock

A brash, sharp-tongued, incorrigible actress/singer who led a six decade career that contained many highs and lows, veteran Elaine Stritch's raucous six-decade career certainly lived up well to the Stephen Sondheim song lyrics "I'm Still Here." A popular, magnetic performer, she stole so many ...

Cancer

22. Brian Tarantina

Actor | Summer of Sam

Brian Tarantina was born on March 27, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Summer of Sam (1999), Knight and Day (2010) and Uncle Buck (1989). He died on November 2, 2019 in Manhattan, New York City.

Heart Problems

23. George Morfogen

Actor | V

George Morfogen was born on March 30, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for V (1983), Oz (1997) and Mask (1985). He was married to Gene Laughorne. He died on March 8, 2019 in New York City.

Natural Causes

24. Rockets Redglare

Actor | Big

Rockets Redglare was born on May 8, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Morra. He is known for his work on Big (1988), Trees Lounge (1996) and Mystery Train (1989). He died on May 28, 2001 in New York City.

Complications from Kidney Failure, Liver Failure, Cirrhosis & Hepatitis C

25. Kristin Rohde

Actress | Oz

Kristin Rohde was born on February 22, 1964 in the USA. She was an actress, known for Oz (1997), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Law & Order (1990). She died on December 5, 2016 in Bellport, New York, USA.

Cancer



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