2020 RIP

by cgay | created - 09 Jan 2020 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. 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.

2. David Whorf

Assistant_director | Firestarter

Starting in the film industry as a child actor, Whorf first appeared in the film On Our Merry Way (1948) in 1946 with an all-star cast including Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray and Burgess Meredith. Summer Stock in New England at Marblehead, Ma. and Westport, Ct. ...

3. 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/...

4. 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 ...

5. 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 ...

6. 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...

7. 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 ...

8. Michael Greene

Actor | To Live and Die in L.A.

Michael Greene was born on November 4, 1933 in San Francisco, California, USA as Michael Harris Greene. He was an actor and writer, known for To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), *batteries not included (1987) and Lord of the Flies (1990). He was married to Patricia Donovan. He died on January 10, 2020 ...

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Jack Kehoe

Actor | Serpico

Jack Kehoe was born on November 21, 1934 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Serpico (1973), Midnight Run (1988) and The Sting (1973). He died on January 14, 2020 in Hollywood Hills, California, USA.

12. 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, ...

13. Christopher Tolkien

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 ...

14. 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.

15. 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 ...

16. 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 ...

17. 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.

18. 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 ...

19. Alan Harris

Hellraiser

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 ...

20. Monique van Vooren

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,...

21. 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...

22. 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 ...

23. 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 ...

24. 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...

25. 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 ...

26. León Singer

Actor | If... Dog... Rabbit

León Singer was born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He was an actor and cinematographer, known for If... Dog... Rabbit (1999), Amistad (1997) and Lonesome Dove (1989). He died on January 30, 2020.

27. Mary Higgins Clark

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 ...

28. Lovelady Powell

Actress | Dark Shadows

Lovelady Powell was born on May 9, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Lovelady Hedges. She was an actress, known for Dark Shadows (1966), The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972) and The Happy Hooker (1975). She died on February 2, 2020 in Long Island, New York, USA.

29. 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...

30. 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 (...

31. 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.

32. 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. ...

33. Edward Penn

Actor | Star Trek: The Next Generation

Edward Penn was born on September 25, 1926 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was an actor, known for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), American Playhouse (1980) and Murder, She Wrote (1984). He died on February 5, 2020.

34. Orson Bean

Actor | Being John Malkovich

Orson Bean, the American actor, television personality and author, was born Dallas Frederick Burrows on July 22, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont to George Frederick Burrows, a policeman who later went on to become the chief of campus police at Harvard University, and the former Marion Ainsworth Pollard...

35. Robert Conrad

Actor | Baa Baa Black Sheep

Robert Conrad was a graduate of Northwestern University, spending his first few years out of school supporting himself and his family by driving a milk truck and singing in a Chicago cabaret. Conrad befriended up-and-coming actor Nick Adams during this period, and it was Adams who helped Conrad get...

36. David Gardner

Actor | Detroit Rock City

David Gardner was born on May 4, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as David Emmett Gardner. He was an actor and producer, known for Detroit Rock City (1999), RoboCop (1994) and Traders (1996). He was married to Dorothy Gardner. He died on February 8, 2020 in Toronto.

37. Ron McLarty

Actor | The Postman

Ron McLarty was born on April 26, 1947 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA as Ronald William McLarty. He was an actor, known for The Postman (1997), St. Vincent (2014) and Cop Rock (1990). He was married to Kate Skinner and Diane Dorothy Tesitor. He died on February 8, 2020 in New York City, New York,...

38. Paula Kelly

Actress | The Andromeda Strain

Tall, graceful, supremely accomplished American actress, singer, dancer and choreographer Paula Kelly was born in Jacksonville, Florida, one of three daughters, to Ruth and Lehman Kelly. The family moved to Harlem in New York when she was six years old. Unlike her siblings, she had strong musical ...

39. Patrick Jordan

Actor | The Pink Panther Strikes Again

The son of a regimental sergeant major, Albert Patrick Jordan grew up in London where he debuted on stage in a 1946 Old Vic production of "Richard II" at the New Theatre. The ensemble cast comprised actors Harry Andrews, Rosalind Atkinson and Alec Guinness. The same group of players went on to ...

40. Marge Redmond

Actress | Manhattan Murder Mystery

Marge Redmond was born on December 14, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Marjorie A Redmond. She was an actress, known for Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), The Flying Nun (1967) and The Fortune Cookie (1966). She was married to Jack Weston. She died on February 10, 2020 in the USA.

41. Ron Haddrick

Actor | Quigley Down Under

Ron Haddrick was born on April 9, 1929 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia as Ronald Norman Haddrick. He was an actor, known for Quigley Down Under (1990), Shirley Thompson Versus the Aliens (1972) and Water Rats (1996). He died on February 11, 2020 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

42. Charles Lanyer

Actor | The Astronaut's Wife

Charles Lanyer was born on July 10, 1942 in Kirkland, Washington, USA as Charles Lee Layne. He was an actor, known for The Astronaut's Wife (1999), Die Hard 2 (1990) and The Stepfather (1987). He died on February 11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

43. Ryan MacDonald

Actor | JFK

Ryan MacDonald was born on September 4, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Ryan James McDonald. He was an actor and editor, known for Jfk (1991), Newsies (1992) and Slaves of the Realm (2003). He died on February 13, 2020 in Hollywood, California, USA.

44. Lynn Cohen

Actress | Munich

Lynn Cohen was born on August 10, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Lynn Harriette Kay. She was an actress, known for Munich (2005), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and The Cobbler (2014). She was married to Ronald Theodore Cohen and Gilbert Laman Frazen. She died on February 14, 2020 in...

45. Frances Cuka

Actress | Oliver Twist

Frances Cuka was born in 1936 in London, to Joseph and Letitia Cuka. The family eventually moved to Hove, where Frances was educated at Brighton and Hove High School. She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, then made her stage debut in 1955 in 'Meet Mr. Callaghan' in Warrington. ...

46. Kellye Nakahara

Actress | Clue

Kellye Nakahara was born on January 16, 1948 in Oahu, Hawaii, USA as Kellye Nakahara Watson. She was an actress, known for Clue (1985), M*A*S*H (1972) and Doctor Dolittle (1998). She was married to David Wallett. She died on February 16, 2020 in Pasadena, California, USA.

47. Ja'net DuBois

Soundtrack | Good Times

Ja'Net DuBois was a multi-talented and diverse performer. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York and began her career on Broadway. She has appeared in various plays, including "Golden Boy" with Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr., and "A Raisin in the Sun". She moved onto TV roles, receiving a Peabody...

48. Flavio Bucci

Actor | Suspiria

Flavio Bucci was born on May 25, 1947 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. He was an actor, known for Suspiria (1977), Ligabue (1977) and Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973). He was married to Micaela Pignatelli. He died on February 18, 2020 in Passoscuro, Rome, Lazio, Italy.

49. José Mojica Marins

Actor | Encarnação do Demônio

José Mojica Marins was born on March 13, 1936 in San Paulo, Brazil, to a family of simple means. José's love of movies began at an early age. He spent a great deal of his time with his family at the local movie house, which his father helped manage. By the time he was eighteen, he had completed ...

50. Claudette Nevins

Actress | Sleeping with the Enemy

Nevins was raised in Brooklyn, the daughter of fur salesman Joseph Weintraub and his wife Anna (Lander) who worked in the garment industry. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan and later graduated Phi Beta Kappa from New York University. Nevins made her first appearance on ...

51. Ben Cooper

Soundtrack | Wish I Was Here

Handsome, boyish-looking Ben Cooper graduated from child roles to playing juvenile leads in second features, often for Poverty Row studio Republic. As a nine year old, he made his stage debut in Bretaigne Windust's Broadway production of Life With Father, remaining in the cast for the entire run of...

52. Baby Peggy

Actress | Captain January

Silent moppet star Jackie Coogan, immortalized as Charles Chaplin's The Kid (1921), had only one screen rival during the early 1920s, and that was none other than Baby Peggy. She was "discovered" while visiting the Century Studios lot on Sunset Boulevard with her mother when she was a mere 19 ...

53. R.D. Call

Actor | Last Man Standing

R.D. Call is an American actor, best known for his roles in films by Walter Hill. He was born and raised in Utah and attended the Utah State University and Weber State University. Call moved to Los Angeles in 1976 and began training with Lee Strasberg. His first role was in Barnaby Jones (1973), a ...

54. Gene Dynarski

Actor | Command & Conquer: Red Alert

Balding, often moustachioed Brooklyn-born Eugene Dynarski was a prolific character actor of Polish ancestry. He moved to California in 1957 after serving in the U.S. Navy and learned his craft at Los Angeles City College, Harbor College and UCLA. Obtaining acting work via renowned casting director ...

55. Dieter Laser

Actor | The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

Dieter Laser is a German actor. He is known to English-speaking audiences for his roles: Mantrid in Lexx, Prof. Otto Blaettchen in The Ogre and Dr. Joseph Heiter in The Human Centipede (First Sequence), for which he won Best Actor at the Austin Fantastic Fest. In 1975, he was awarded the German ...

56. James Lipton

Writer | Inside the Actors Studio

James Lipton was an actor, academic, author, choreographer, interviewer, scriptwriter, and producer for stage and television projects. He was known for creating and hosting the noted and popular TV series Inside the Actors Studio (1994), where successful and prominent actors discussed their craft ...

57. David Paul

Actor | The Barbarians

David Paul, first discovered with his twin brother for their muscular physiques and good looks, starred in films such as The Barbarian Brothers and evolved with excellent comedic timing to star in Twin Sitters, babysitting a couple of evil rich kids. Aside from acting, David has had many celebrated...

58. Robert Casper

Actor | Playhouse 90

American general purpose actor, busy on television between the early 60s and the late 80s. Casper joined a travelling children's theatre straight out of high school. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942, serving in India, Burma and China. Upon his discharge, he perfected his craft at the ...

59. Max von Sydow

Actor | Flash Gordon

Max von Sydow was born Carl Adolf von Sydow on April 10, 1929 in Lund, Skåne, Sweden, to a middle-class family. He was the son of Baroness Maria Margareta (Rappe), a teacher, and Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, an ethnologist and folklore professor. His surname traces back to his partial German ancestry.

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60. Johnny Yune

Actor | They Call Me Bruce

Johnny Yune was born on October 22, 1936 in Eumseong County, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea as Jon Yune. He was an actor and writer, known for They Call Me Bruce (1982), They Still Call Me Bruce (1987) and The Cannonball Run (1981). He was married to Julia Yune. He died on March 8, 2020 in...

61. Suzy Delair

Actress | L'assassin habite... au 21

Prototype of the sexy cheeky French lady, Suzy Delair was discovered by Henri-Georges Clouzot, who became her companion and gave her two memorable roles : Mila Malou, inspector Wens' unbearable girlfriend in two films, The Last One of the Six (1941), which he wrote, and The Murderer Lives at Number...

62. Stuart Whitman

Actor | The Comancheros

American leading man Stuart Maxwell Whitman was known for his rugged roles. He was born in San Francisco, California, the elder of two sons of Cecilia (Gold) and Joseph Whitman, a realtor. His mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his paternal grandparents were Polish Jews. His family moved ...

63. Lyle Waggoner

Actor | Wonder Woman

The television heartthrob from the 1960s and 1970s was the proverbial tall, dark and classically handsome actor. Completing the solid package was a great, muscular build, smooth charm, and an almost perfect set of teeth. Born in 1935 in Kansas City, Kansas, and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, he ...

64. Kenny Rogers

Soundtrack | Faster

Born in Houston, Texas on August 21, 1938, Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur Kenneth Ray Rogers was the fourth of eight children born to a carpenter father who worked in a shipyard and a mother who was a hospital nurse's assistant. Of humble Irish and Native...

65. Melinda O. Fee

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

Melinda O. Fee was born on October 7, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melinda Evelyn Fee. She was an actress, known for A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), Quincy M.E. (1976) and The Invisible Man (1975). She was married to Steven S. Harrison. She died on March 24, 2020 in...

66. Stuart Gordon

Writer | Re-Animator

Stuart Gordon started his film directing career in 1985. After graduating from Lane Technical High School, Gordon worked as a commercial artist apprentice prior to enrolling at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Unable to get into the film classes, he enrolled in an acting class and ended up ...

67. Mark Blum

Actor | Crocodile Dundee

Mark Blum was born on May 14, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Mark Jeffrey Blum. He was an actor and producer, known for Crocodile Dundee (1986), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) and Shattered Glass (2003). He was married to Janet Zarish. He died on March 26, 2020 in Manhattan, New York City, ...

68. Matthew Faber

Actor | Welcome to the Dollhouse

Matthew Faber was born on January 31, 1973 in Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and cinematographer, known for Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Palindromes (2004) and Natural Born Killers (1994). He died on March 28, 2020 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

69. David Schramm

Actor | Wings

A Kentucky native, Schramm attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and majored in English while also becoming intensely involved in theater. At the urging of his college acting teacher, he applied for and won a four-year graduate scholarship to Juilliard's newly formed drama...

70. Joe Diffie

Soundtrack | Twister

Joe Diffie was born on December 28, 1958 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Joseph Logan Diffie. He was an actor, known for Twister (1996), All My Friends Are Cowboys (1998) and The Beverly Hillbillies (1993). He was married to Tara Terpening Diffie, Theresa Crump, Debbie Jones and Janise Parker. He died ...

71. Bill Withers

Soundtrack | The Bodyguard

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bill Withers was born on July 4, 1938 in the small coal-mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia and was raised in the nearby town of Beckley. He was the youngest of six children of Mattie (Galloway), a maid, and William Withers, a miner. His father died when Withers...

72. Patricia Bosworth

Writer | Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Patricia Bosworth was born on April 24, 1933 in Oakland, California, USA as Patricia Crum. She was an actress and writer, known for Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006), Kraft Theatre (1947) and The Edge of Night (1956). She was married to Tom Palumbo and Mel Arrighi. She died on April ...

73. Dorothy Dells

Actress | Sledge Hammer!

Dorothy Dells was born on July 16, 1928 in Medford Oregon Her career began when she was discovered while working at a drive in restaurant on Sunset Blvd. She was immediately signed for the TV series Have Gun, Will Travel. She went on to gain recognition in many TV shows including 77 Sunset Strip, ...

74. Hilary Heath

Actress | Wuthering Heights

British 60s leading lady and latterly producer, born Hilary Dwyer in Liverpool, the daughter of an orthopaedic surgeon. She studied ballet and piano as a child and in her teens embarked on an acting career on the repertory stage. On screen from 1965, she became best known for three horror films ...

75. Hans Meyer

Actor | Le Pacte des Loups

Hans Meyer was born in South Africa, into a German farming family. He spent his childhood in Natal and Zululand. He also became a farmer, but then he decided to travel to Europe. A friend in Germany working in an advertising agency helped him get his first acting job, in a popular television advert...

76. Jay Benedict

Actor | The Dark Knight Rises

Jay Benedict was born on April 11, 1951 in Burbank, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Double Team (1997) and The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013). He was married to Phoebe Scholfield and Vanessa Pereira. He died on April 4, ...

77. Timothy Brown

Actor | M*A*S*H

Timothy Brown was born on May 24, 1937 in Knightstown, Indiana, USA as Thomas Allen Brown. He was an actor, known for MASH (1970), Frequency (2000) and Nashville (1975). He died on April 4, 2020 in California, USA.

78. Forrest Compton

Actor | McBain

American supporting actor, on screen from 1954. A chemist's son, he was raised in Pennsylvania and saw action in France during World War II with the 103rd Infantry Division. After demobilisation, he studied acting at Swarthmore College and then spent three years at Yale Drama School (graduating ...

79. Honor Blackman

Actress | Goldfinger

Comparing this sultry-eyed blonde to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich may seem a bit overzealous, but Honor Blackman's stylish allure cannot be denied.

One of four children, Blackman was born in London's East End, to Edith Eliza (Stokes), a homemaker, and Frederick Thomas Blackman, a statistician ...

80. Shirley Douglas

Actress | Dead Ringers

Shirley Douglas was born on April 2, 1934 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada as Shirley Jean Douglas. She is known for her work on Dead Ringers (1988), Wind at My Back (1996) and Lolita (1962). She was married to Donald Sutherland and Timothy Emil Sicks. She died on April 5, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario,...

81. Lee Fierro

Actress | Jaws

Lee Fierro was born on February 13, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Elizabeth Lee Beers. She was an actress, known for Jaws (1975), Jaws: The Revenge (1987) and The Mistover Tale (2016). She was married to Marvin Stephens and Bernard Fierro. She died on April 5, 2020 in Aurora, Ohio, USA.

82. James Drury

Actor | The Virginian

Laconic, dark and handsome were the essential attributes for Hollywood western leading men in the 50s and 60s. James Drury fit the bill, keeping in mind that his most famous screen persona - that of the stalwart Shiloh estate ranch foreman known only as 'the Virginian' - took a while to properly ...

83. Erik Holland

Actor | Stargate

Erik Holland was born on May 18, 1933 in Sandnes, Norway as Olav Roger Øvregård. He was an actor, known for Stargate (1994), Titanic (1997) and Ghostbusters II (1989). He was married to Marina Ghane and Vicky. He died on April 6, 2020 in Studio City, California, USA.

84. Allen Garfield

Actor | Beverly Hills Cop II

New Jersey-born Allen Garfield was trained at the Actors Studio in New York City. He had a prolific career on the stage before making his film debut in 1968. His stocky build and nervous, jumpy mannerisms fit well with the weaselly criminals, lecherous villains and corrupt businessmen and ...

85. Malcolm Dixon

Actor | Time Bandits

Malcolm Dixon was born in 1934 in Auckland, County Durham, England as Malcolm W. Dixon. He was an actor, known for Time Bandits (1981), Flash Gordon (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). He was married to Anita B. Senior. He died on April 9, 2020 in the UK.

86. Bertrand Cadart

Actor | Mad Max

Bertrand Cadart was born on April 30, 1948 in Amiens, Somme, France. He was an actor, known for Mad Max (1979), Bolivian Kiss (2012) and Beneath the Outback Sun. He died on April 10, 2020 in Caloundra, Queensland, Australia.

87. Danny Goldman

Actor | Young Frankenstein

Danny Goldman was born on October 30, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Goodman. He was an actor and casting director, known for Young Frankenstein (1974), MASH (1970) and The Smurfs (1981). He was married to Mary Gillis. He died on April 12, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

88. Tim Brooke-Taylor

Actor | The Goodies

Tim Brooke-Taylor was born on July 17, 1940 in Buxton, Derbyshire, England as Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor. He was an actor and writer, known for The Goodies (1970), At Last the 1948 Show (1967) and Engelbert with the Young Generation (1972). He was married to Christine Wheadon. He died on April 12...

89. Joel M. Reed

Director | Killer Zombies from the Titanic

Joel M. Reed was born on December 29, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joel Melvin Reed. He was an actor and director, known for Killer Zombies from the Titanic, Wit's End (1971) and The Renegade Ghouls of Kaplan's Swamp. He died on April 14, 2020 in Queens, New York City.

90. Mario Donatone

Actor | The Godfather: Part III

Mario Donatone was born on June 9, 1933 in Tripoli, Libya as Giacinto Mario Donatone. He was an actor, known for The Godfather Part III (1990), King of Kong Island (1968) and John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). He died on April 14, 2020 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

91. Ranjit Chowdhry

Actor | Prison Break

Ranjit Chowdhry was born on September 19, 1955 in India. He was an actor and writer, known for Prison Break (2005), Last Holiday (2006) and Bollywood/Hollywood (2002). He died on April 15, 2020 in Mumbai, India.

92. Brian Dennehy

Actor | First Blood

Imposing, barrel-chested and often silver-haired Brian Dennehy was a prolific US actor, well respected on both screen and stage over many decades. He was born in July 1938 in Bridgeport, CT, and attended Columbia University in New York City on a football scholarship. Brian majored in history, ...

94. Steve Cash

Director | Talking Kitty Cat

Steve Cash was born on November 14, 1979 in Oakland, California, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Talking Kitty Cat (2006). He was married to Celia DeCosta Cash. He died on April 16, 2020 in Nampa, Idaho, USA.

95. Andrew J. Fenady

Producer | The Man with Bogart's Face

Andrew J. Fenady was born on October 4, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Andrew John Fenady. He was a producer and writer, known for The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), The Rebel (1959) and Branded (1965). He was married to Mary Frances Dolan. He died on April 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

96. Howard Finkel

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Howard Finkel was born on June 7, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), The JBL & Cole Show with Renee Young (2012) and WWE Raw (1993). He died on April 16, 2020 in Madison, Connecticut, USA.

97. Jack Wallace

Actor | Death Wish

Jack Wallace was born on August 10, 1933 in Pekin, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Death Wish (1974), Faster (2010) and The Boy Next Door (2015). He was married to Margot Schnarr Wallace. He died on April 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

98. Tom Lester

Actor | Benji

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Lester was brought up on his grandfather's farm, shucking corn, fishing, hunting, and picking cotton. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, majoring in Chemistry. He taught science and biology at a school in Purcell, Oklahoma, before moving to California. He...

99. Dimitri Diatchenko

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

A native of San Francisco, Dimitri Diatchenko attended Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts. After high school, he attended Stetson University in Deland, Florida where he was a scholarship music student, majoring in classical guitar. After completing the Bachelors program, he ...

100. Samantha Fox

Actress | Jack+Jill

Samantha Fox (a stage name) was a New York City girl. Born and raised in the Big Apple, she came under the Broadway influence and studied dance throughout her childhood and teens. These young years of continuous practice resulted in a dancer's taut, slim body, which was fashionable at that time. ...



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