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2. Barry ZeVan
Writer | Television: The First Fifty Years
Barry ZeVan was born on August 5, 1937 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Television: The First Fifty Years (1999), Horror, Inc. (1969) and Hiding Victoria (2006). He was married to Ellen Hanson-Zevan. He died on January 1, 2020 in Golden Valley, Minnesota, USA.
Actress | Don Kikhot
Lyudmila Kasyanova was born on December 10, 1936 in Yessentuki, Stavropol Krai, Russia, USSR as Lyudmila Ivanovna Kasyanova. She was an actress, known for Don Kikhot (1957), Solange Leben in mir ist (1965) and Trotz alledem! (1972). She died on January 2, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Actor | Men of Honor
The youngest of five children, Robert Clinton Blanche was born to Mary Edith Blanche (Heavner) and Richard Keith Blanche on March 30, 1962 in Pomona, California, but spent most of his life in Oregon. He joined SAG (Screen Actors Guild) in 1995 and served as Portland SAG Branch President for many ...
Actor | Upstairs, Downstairs
British light leading man, on stage from 1951 and in films from 1953. Having initially aspired to be a dancer, Beeny joined the Ballet Rambert company in London at the age of eight but later switched to acting and eventually graduated from RADA in 1959. By then he had already achieved a measure of ...
9. Derek Acorah
Actor | Big Fat Gypsy Gangster
Derek Acorah was born on January 27, 1950 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England as Derek Francis Johnson. He was an actor, known for Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011), Doctor Who (2005) and Crispy's Curse (2017). He was married to Gwen Acorah, Barbara Keeton and Joan Hughes. He died on January 3, 2020 in ...
10. Jerome Guardino
Actor | Columbo
Jerome Guardino was born on August 27, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Leonard Jerome Guardino. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Columbo (1971), Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) and Dream No Evil (1970). He was married to Marguerite R. and Fran Malis. He died on January 4, 2020.
12. Tom Long
Actor | The Dish
He was born in the USA while his Australian parents were in Boston at the time. He has two sisters and a brother and his father is a doctor for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He was raised on a farm near (Benalla, North East Victoria) He left school early and moved to Queensland, shearing sheep ...
15. Elena Cruz
Actress | La canción de Buenos Aires
Elena Cruz was born on November 27, 1926 in Argentina. She was an actress and writer, known for La canción de Buenos Aires (1980), Un tranvía llamado Deseo (1956) and Contigo y aquí (1974). She was married to Fernando Siro. She died on January 7, 2020 in Argentina.
18. Neil Peart
Soundtrack | Small Soldiers
Neil Peart was one of the most universally respected rock drummers, and was best known for his nearly superhuman, pyrotechnic drum playing, and for providing intellectual lyrics for his band's songs. Neil served as both drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush since 1974, joining bassist/...
20. Edd Byrnes
Actor | Grease
Edd Byrnes was born Edward Byrne Breitenberger on July 30, 1932 in New York City, the son of Mary (Byrne) and Augustus "Gus" Breitenberger. Edd shared an impoverished and unhappy childhood with brother Vincent and sister Jo-Ann. Their mother worked hard at various jobs to keep the family together ...
21. Buck Henry
Writer | The Graduate
Prolific, multi-talented comedy writer, story editor, actor and director. His father was an Air Force general (Paul Steinberg Zuckerman) turned stockbroker and his mother was silent screen star Ruth Taylor, formerly a member of Mack Sennett's bathing beauties. Buck Henry's first fling with comedy ...
24. Ivan Passer
Director | Intimní osvetlení
Ivan Passer was one of the key authors of the "new wave" of Czech cinema, a group of young people who forged an energetic and transgressive film movement in the 1960s, breaking away from the precepts of hard socialist realism. Passer was not only the author of the scenarios of his own films, but he...
25. Carol Serling
Actress | Twilight Zone: The Movie
Born in Columbus, Ohio as Carolyn Louise Kramer to Warren A. and Ann (nee Caldwell) Kramer, when she was 18 months old her mother died unexpectedly. She was raised by her grandparents, Frank and Louise (nee Orton) Caldwell of Columbus.
She attended the Ohio State University Laboratory School in ...
26. Bill Ray
In 1964 he joined the Life magazine staff working out of the Beverly Hills bureau. Here he covered top movie stars, including Natalie Wood and Ingrid Bergman, as well as the Alaska earthquake, the richest man in Japan, and the Vietnam War, with many cover stories. From the Paris bureaus in 1968 to ...
27. Brice Armstrong
Brice is a small time Texas actor who grew up in the city of Dallas. He didn't get his big breakthrough until he became a voice actor for Funimation when they first started on their own English version for Dragon Ball Z & Dragon Ball. For one decade Brice has provided voice work for several ...
28. Neda Arneric
Actress | Ispravi se, Delfina
Neda Arneric was born on July 15, 1953 in Knjazevac, Serbia, Yugoslavia. She was an actress, known for Stand Up Straight, Delfina (1977), Aloa: Festivity of the Whores (1988) and Shaft in Africa (1973). She was married to Milorad Mesterovic, Dejan Karaklajic and Rade Markovic. She died on January ...
30. John Crosbie
Actor | The Book That Wrote Itself
John Crosbie was born on January 30, 1931 in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada as John Carnell Crosbie. He was an actor, known for The Book That Wrote Itself (1999), No Hell (2014) and The Cabin (2015). He was married to Jane Ellen Furneaux . He died on January 10, 2020 in St John's.
31. Anjelia Pelay
Actress | WWE Monday Night RAW
Anjelia Pelay was an actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist until her death in 2020.
Pelay had performed since the age of 3. By age 10, she had appeared in numerous plays and musicals. Some of her notable television credits were as "Brooke Hogan" on WWE Raw (1993), as ...
32. Stan Kirsch
Actor | Highlander
Stan Kirsch was born on July 15, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA as Stanley Benjamin Kirsch. He is known for his work on Highlander (1992), Straight Eye: The Movie (2004) and JAG (1995). He was married to Kristyn Green. He died on January 11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
34. William Bogert
Actor | WarGames
William Bogert was born on January 25, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA as William Russell Bogert III. He was an actor, known for WarGames (1983), Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and A Perfect Murder (1998). He was married to Eren Ozker. He died on January 12, 2020 in New York City.
Director | La pasión según Berenice
Hermosillo is one of the most successful Mexican directors of the last twenty years. Born in Aguascalientes, a small city in central Mexico, Hermosillo's films have dissected the hypocrisy of Mexican middle class and "torn the curtain" behind which many perversities are hidden. He has become an ...
36. Sherwood Price
Actor | Cheyenne
Sherwood Price was born on April 4, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Frank Sherwood Gell. He was an actor and production manager, known for Cheyenne (1955), Ben Casey (1961) and The Roaring 20's (1960). He was married to Mary LaRoche and Kathie Browne. He died on January 13, 2020.
39. Rocky Johnson
Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling
Rocky Johnson was born on August 24, 1944 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada as Wayde Douglas Bowles. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Spectrum Wrestling (1977) and Wrestling at the Chase (1959). He was married to Sheila, Ata Johnson and Una Sparks. He died on January 15, ...
Self | An Awfully Big Adventure
Christopher Tolkien is the third son of the author J. R. R. Tolkien, and the editor of much of his father's posthumously published work. He drew the original maps for his father's The Lord of the Rings, which he signed C. J. R. T.
After his father's death, Christopher Tolkien, whom his father had ...
42. Derek Fowlds
Actor | Yes Minister
London-born character actor who came to the fore on television as 'Mr. Derek', straight man to the children's puppet Basil Brush (succeeding Rodney Bewes in that capacity), then as private secretary and political advisor Bernard Woolley, diligently keeping the reins on obtuse British Cabinet ...
43. Thérèse Dion
Composer | Céline Dion: Ce n'était qu'un rêve
Thérèse Dion was born on March 20, 1927 in Canada. She was a composer, known for Céline Dion: Ce n'était qu'un rêve (1981), 75e, elles se souviennent (2015) and Le match de la vie (1988). She was married to Adhémar-Charles Dion . She died on January 17, 2020 in Québec, Canada.
44. Christoph Quest
Actor | Boat Trip
Christoph Quest was born on October 8, 1940 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Boat Trip (2002), Es wäre gut, daß ein Mensch würde umbracht für das Volk (1991) and Die Geschwister Oppermann (1983). He was married to Doris and Frauke. He died on January 18, 2020 in ...
45. Robert Sampson
Actor | Re-Animator
Robert Sampson was born on May 10, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Leroy Sampson. He was an actor, known for Re-Animator (1985), The Dark Side of the Moon (1990) and Robot Jox (1989). He was married to Maryanne Gackle. He died on January 18, 2020 in Santa Barbara, California.
47. David Olney
Music_department | Al's Lads
David Olney was born on March 23, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is known for his work on Capone's Boys (2002), Niagara's Gold (1994) and First Tuesday in November (1989). He was married to Regina. He died on January 18, 2020 in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, USA.
48. Terry Jones
Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, the son of Dilys Louisa (Newnes), a homemaker, and Alick George Parry Jones, a bank clerk. His older brother is production designer Nigel Jones. His grandparents were involved in the entertainment business, having managed the local Amateur Operatic ...
50. Jô Shishido
Actor | Koroshi no rakuin
Jô Shishido or Joe Shishido a.k.a. Joe The Ace (esu no Jô) owing to his role in 1961's Fast-Draw Guy entered acting following an audition for the Nikkatsu Studio and being one of the few to be picked and offered a contract via its New Face contest. Having signed with Nikkatsu in 1954 he began ...
51. John Karlen
Actor | Cagney & Lacey
John Karlen was born on May 28, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as John Adam Karlewicz. He was an actor, known for Cagney & Lacey (1981), Dark Shadows (1966) and House of Dark Shadows (1970). He was married to Betty Karlen. He died on January 22, 2020 in Burbank, California, USA.
53. Robert Harper
Actor | Creepshow
Robert Harper was born on May 19, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Francis Harper. He was an actor, known for Creepshow (1982), Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and The War of the Roses (1989). He was married to Sascha Noorthoorn van der Kruyff and Lisa Pelikan. He died on January ...
54. Jim Lehrer
Actor | Zoolander 2
Jim Lehrer was born on May 19, 1934 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as James Charles Lehrer. He was a writer, known for Zoolander 2 (2016), PBS NewsHour (2009) and Viva Max (1969). He was married to Kate Tom Staples. He died on January 23, 2020 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.
55. Franz Mazura
Actor | Live from the Metropolitan Opera
Franz Mazura was born on April 12, 1924 in Salzburg, Austria. He was an actor, known for The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977), Lulu (1979) and Parsifal (1993). He was married to Elisabeth Friedmann. He died on January 23, 2020 in Mannheim, Germany.
58. Margo Lion
Margo Lion was born on October 13, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Margo Alison Lion. She is known for her work on Hairspray (2007), Dinner with Friends (2001) and Elaine Stritch at Liberty (2002). She was married to Ted Nemeth. She died on January 24, 2020 in Manhattan, New York City, New York...
59. Nina Griscom
Actress | At First Sight
Nina Griscom was born on May 8, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA as Nina Louise Renshaw. She was an actress, known for At First Sight (1999) and Iron Chef America: The Series (2004). She was married to Leonel Alfredo Piraino, Dr. Daniel Clufton Baker III, Lloyd Preston Griscom Jr. and Joseph ...
60. Alan Harris
Stand-in and bit player Alan Harris was born on May 28, 1938 in Enfield, Middlesex, London, England. Harris worked as a male model before going on to embark on a career in both films and television as an extra and stand-in. Alan not only appeared in several Star Wars movies in uncredited minor ...
Actress | Wall Street
Monique van Vooren was born on March 25, 1927 in Brussels, Belgium as Monique Bronz. She was an actress, known for Wall Street (1987), Ça va barder (1955) and Flesh for Frankenstein (1973). She was married to Gerard Purcell and Curt H Pfenniger. She died on January 25, 2020 in New York City,...
63. Lucy Jarvis
Lucy Jarvis was born on June 24, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA as Lucille Howard. She was a producer and actress, known for The Peking Ballet: First Spectacular from China (1972), The Kremlin (1963) and Family Reunion (1981). She was married to Serge Jarvis. She died on January 26, 2020 in ...
64. Kobe Bryant
Producer | Dear Basketball
Kobe Bryant was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kobe Bean Bryant. He was a producer and actor, known for Dear Basketball (2017), Daddy's Home (2015) and The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2018: Live Action (2018). He was married to Vanessa Laine Bryant. He died on January...
65. Gianna Bryant
Self | 2020: The Lost Year
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant was an American middle school basketball player that attended Harbor Day School in Newport Beach, California. Born in Los Angeles, California to Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine Bryant, Gianna was raised with her older sister Natalia and two younger sisters, Bianka and Capri....
66. Bob Shane
Soundtrack | M Squad
Bob Shane was born on February 1, 1934 in Hilo, Hawaii, USA as Robert Castle Schoen. He was an actor, known for M Squad (1957), Playhouse 90 (1956) and Convoy (1965). He was married to Barbara (Bobbie) Lynn Childress and Louise Glancy Brandon. He died on January 26, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
67. Dick Balduzzi
Actor | Kelly's Heroes
Busy American supporting actor of Italian parentage who was a familiar face on the small screen during the golden years of television. Balduzzi chose his career path while serving in the U.S. Navy. After studying at the Goodman Theatre School of Drama in Chicago he moved to New York and began to ...
68. Jack Burns
Writer | The Muppet Movie
Appeared on the Andy Griffith show after Don Knotts departed. He played a bumbling deputy in the tradition of Barney Fife. After his partnership with George Carlin ended, he teamed with Avery Schreiber after meeting at Chicago's Second City comedy club. Jack appeared on Saturday Night Live In 1977 ...
70. Marj Dusay
Actress | The Guiding Light
Marj Dusay was born on February 20, 1936 in Hays, Kansas, USA as Marjorie Ellen Pivonka Mahoney. She was an actress, known for Guiding Light (1952), All My Children (1970) and Star Trek: The Original Series (1966). She was married to Thomas Perine and John Murray Dusay. She died on January 28, 2020...
71. Dyanne Thorne
Actress | Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS
American actress and performer Dyanne Thorne began her career in show business as a band vocalist and New York stage actress. Before breaking onto the silver screen, she was popular as a comedic sketch artist/talking foil. Comedy albums, with Allen & Rossi, Vaughn Meader and Loman & Barkley earned ...
Writer | Hud
Harriet Frank Jr. was born on March 2, 1923 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Harriet Goldstein. She was a writer and producer, known for Hud (1963), The Cowboys (1972) and Norma Rae (1979). She was married to Irving Ravetch. She died on January 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
74. Nicholas Parsons
Actor | Doctor Who
Nicholas Parsons was without doubt one of the UK's most popular and beloved television and radio personalities, and very few can claim to have had such a long entertainment career. The son of a doctor, he was raised in Lincolnshire until the age of eight, when the family moved to London. He was ...
75. Harry Harrison
Harry Harrison was born on September 20, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Harry Harrison Jr. He was married to Patricia Kelly. He died on January 28, 2020 in Westwood, New Jersey, USA.
76. Jameela Malik
Actress | Ragging
Jameela Malik was an Indian film actress in South Indian movies. She acted in Malayalam and Tamil films in between 1970s and 1990s and appeared in several Malayalam television soap operas in between 2016 and 2020. She received critical acclaim and appreciation, for all the movies she acted, from ...
77. Svetlana Ageeva
Svetlana Ageeva was born on January 16, 1941 in the USSR as Svetlana Alekseevna Ageeva. She was an actress, known for Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965), Priezzhayte na Baykal (1966) and Shore leave (1962). She died on January 29, 2020 in Moscow, Russia.
78. Jörn Donner
Producer | Mustaa valkoisella
Jörn Donner grew up in a Swedish-speaking family belonging to the Finnish upper class. Already as a student he had radical leftist ideas displayed in magazines and newspapers. His first novel appeared in 1951 when Donner was only 18 years old. He graduated from the University of Helsinki in 1959. ...
79. Chanin Hale
Actress | Synanon
Chanin Hale was born on September 3, 1928 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Marilyn Victoria Haney. She was an actress, known for Synanon (1965), The Red Skelton Hour (1951) and Hey, Landlord (1966). She was married to Richard Rotherwood Bradshaw. She died on January 30, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
80. Fred Silverman
Producer | CBS Summer Playhouse
Fred Silverman was born in 1937, and quickly grew up into the television business. After starting out in the mail-room of ABC-TV in the late 1950s, he rose to director of program development at WGN-TV, Chicago in the early '60s. One day, he abandoned his car during a snowstorm and boarded a plane ...
82. Konstantin Titov
Actor | Chyornyy kloun
Konstantin Titov was born on March 22, 1919 in Ivanovo-Voznesensk, Ivanovo-Voznesensk Governorate, RSFSR as Konstantin Grigorievitch Titov. He was an actor, known for Chyornyy kloun (1994), Fire on East Train 34 (1981) and Fantasticheskaya istoriya (1988). He died on January 30, 2020 in Riga, ...
Writer | Where Are the Children?
In 2002 Mary Higgins Clark published her memoir "Kitchen Privileges". The book describes her upbringing, first marriage and how she became such a famous author. Meanwhile 36 movies have been made that are based on Mary Higgins Clark's thrillers. For a while Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter ...
85. Andree Melly
Actress | The Horror of It All
Andree Melly was born on September 15, 1932 in Liverpool, England. She was an actress, known for The Horror of It All (1964), ITV Television Playhouse (1955) and Little Women (1958). She was married to Oscar Quitak. She died on January 31, 2020 in St Eulalia, Ibiza, Spain.
86. Peter Serkin
Music_department | Nanook of the North
Peter Serkin was born on July 24, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter Adolf Serkin. He is known for his work on Nanook of the North (1922), Great Performances (1971) and C'è musica & musica (1972). He was married to Regina Touhey and Wendy Spinner. He died on February 1, 2020 ...
89. Ivan Král
Soundtrack | The Basketball Diaries
Ivan Kral was born in 1948 in Prague, Czechoslovakia to a musician mother and journalist father.
The award-winning composer, filmmaker and musician knew his calling early. By the age of five, when he wrote his first song, he could sing, play guitar, piano and violin. At 16, he reached ...
91. Douglas Knapp
Camera_department | Escape from New York
Doug Knapp is a graduate of University Southern California school of Cinematic Arts (1972). Member of International Cinematograpers Guild, ICG Local 600 (1977 - 2011) as Camera Operator and Director of Photography on hundreds of television shows and feature films. Doug has been filming since the ...
92. Gene Reynolds
Producer | Lou Grant
Gene Reynolds might have fulfilled a youthful ambition and become a baseball player. However, his father's business failed and the family relocated from their erstwhile home in Detroit to Los Angeles in 1934.
Eugene Reynolds Blumenthal was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Maude Evelyn (Schwab), a...
93. José Luis Cuerda
Director | La lengua de las mariposas
José Luis Cuerda was born on February 18, 1947 in Albacete, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. He was a director and writer, known for Butterfly (1999), The Others (2001) and The Blind Sunflowers (2008). He died on February 4, 2020 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
94. Terry Hands
Director | Cyrano de Bergerac
Terry Hands was born on January 9, 1941 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England as Terence David Hands. He was a director and actor, known for Cyrano de Bergerac (1985), Story Parade (1964) and Arena (1975). He was married to Emma Lucia, Ludmila Mikaël and Josephine Barstow. He died on February 4, 2020 in...
95. Nadia Lutfi
Actress | Muzakkerat telmiza
Nadia Lutfi was born Poula Mohamed Shafiq in 1937 in Cairo to an Egyptian father and a Polish mother. Her father was an accountant. Acting started as a hobby, when she was 10 years old she participated in a play at her school and did very well.
Her first roles in Egyptian cinema were in Soultan (...
96. Kirk Douglas
Actor | Spartacus
Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. ...
98. 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), Gettysburg (1993) and Invincible (2006). He was married to Mila Burnette. He died on February 5, 2020 in Manhattan, New York City.