Notable Showbiz Deaths of 2022

by TrekFan1 | created - 4 months ago | updated - 14 hours ago | Public

This is a list of those notable entertainment figures who passed away in 2022. They are in order of date of death, except for the first entry, which will be the most high-profile death to date.

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1. Sidney Poitier

Actor | Lilies of the Field

Sidney Poitier was a native of Cat Island, Bahamas, although born, two months prematurely, in Miami during a visit by his parents, Evelyn (Outten) and Reginald James Poitier. He grew up in poverty as the son of farmers, with his father also driving a cab in Nassau. Sidney had little formal ...

February 20, 1927 – January 7, 2022

Bahamian-American actor ('The Defiant Ones,' 'Lilies of the Field,' 'In the Heat of the Night') and film director ('Uptown Saturday Night,' 'Stir Crazy')

Academy Award winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1963 ('Lilies of the Field') --the first Black actor to win this award

Academy Award nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1958 ('The Defiant Ones') --the first Black actor to be nominated for this award

Academy Honorary Award recipient, 2002 ("For his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the industry with dignity, style and intelligence.")

American Film Institute Life Achievement Award recipient, 1992

BAFTA Film Award winner: Best Foreign Actor, 1958 ('The Defiant Ones')

BAFTA Film Award nominee: Best Foreign Actor, 1957 ('Edge of the City'), 1961 ('A Raisin in the Sun'), 1964 ('Lilies of the Field'), 1966 ('A Patch of Blue') and 1967 ('In the Heat of the Night')

Grammy Award winner: Best Spoken Word Album, 2001 ('The Measure of a Man')

Grammy Award nominee: Best Spoken Word Album, 2009 ('Life Beyond Measure')

Primetime Emmy Award nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special, 1991 ('Separate But Equal') and 1997 ('Mandela and de Klerk')

2. Max Julien

Writer | Cleopatra Jones

A classically trained actor, Max began his career in New York's Off-Broadway circuit including Joseph Papp's Shakespeare in the Park. Moving westward he landed co-starring roles with Jack Nicholson in Psych-Out and Candace Bergen in Columbia's box-office hit Getting Straight. In Uptight, The New ...

January 1, 1933 – January 1, 2022

American actor ('The Mack,' 'How to Be a Player') and screenwriter ('Cleopatra Jones')

3. Mario Lanfranchi

Director | Genova a mano armata

After graduating from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Milan (Accademia dei Filodrammatici) in the early 1950s, and a few experiences directing plays and operas, Mario Lanfranchi was hired at RAI, at the onset of Italian television. He was therefore a pioneer of Italia television and the first one ...

June 30, 1927 – January 3, 2022

Italian director and screenwriter ('Death Sentence,' 'Madame Is Served,' 'Merciless Man')

4. Jay Wolpert

Writer | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Jay Wolpert was born on January 29, 1942 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). He was married to ...

January 29, 1942 – January 3, 2022

American screenwriter (2002's 'The Count of Monte Cristo'), screen story writer ('Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl') and TV producer ('The Price Is Right')

Daytime Emmy Award nominee: Outstanding Daytime Game or Audience Participation Show, 1976 ('The New Price Is Right')

5. Joan Copeland

Actress | Brother Bear

Joan Copeland, the sister of famed playwright Arthur Miller, is a renowned actress in her own right. She made her name on Broadway, debuting there in 1945 to begin a career that lasted more than 60 years. She also had a long career on television, where she appeared in a number of that medium's most...

June 1, 1922 – January 4, 2022

American actress of Broadway ('Detective Story,' 'Pal Joey'), television ('Search for Tomorrow') and film ('Middle of the Night,' 'The Object of My Affection')

Drama Desk Award winner: Outstanding Actress in a Play, 1981 ('The American Clock')

Drama Desk Award nominee: Outstanding Actress in a Musical, 1977 ('Pal Joey')

6. George Rossi

Actor | The Singing Detective

Despite being born and raised in Scotland, George's roots were from Italy. He was fluent in Italian. The heavy-set Scot made his acting debut in Comfort and Joy (1984) and continued to work throughout the 1980s, which included featuring in the TV pilot Max Headroom (1985) and in The Singing ...

September 28, 1961 – January 5, 2022

Scottish actor ('The Bill')

7. Peter Bogdanovich

Director | The Last Picture Show

Peter Bogdanovich was conceived in Europe but born in Kingston, New York. He is the son of immigrants fleeing the Nazis, Herma (Robinson) and Borislav Bogdanovich, a painter and pianist. His father was a Serbian Orthodox Christian, and his mother was from a wealthy Austrian Jewish family. Peter ...

July 30, 1939 – January 6, 2022

American filmmaker ('The Last Picture Show,' 'Paper Moon') and actor ('The Sopranos')

Academy Award nominee:

  • Best Adapted Screenplay, 1971 ('The Last Picture Show')
  • Best Director, 1971 ('The Last Picture Show')
BAFTA Film Award winner: Best Screenplay, 1972 ('The Last Picture Show')

BAFTA Film Award nominee: Best Direction, 1972 ('The Last Picture Show')

Golden Globe nominee:
  • Best Director - Motion Picture, 1972 ('The Last Picture Show')
  • Best Director - Motion Picture, 1974 ('Paper Moon')
Grammy Award winner: Best Music Film, 2007 ('Runnin' Down a Dream')

Grammy Award nominee: Best Spoken Word Or Non-Musical Album, 1991 ('This Is Orson Welles')

8. Mariano Laurenti

Director | Popcorn e patatine

Mariano Laurenti was born on April 15, 1929 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a director and assistant director, known for Popcorn e patatine (1985), Fotoromanzo (1986) and Girls Will Be Girls (1980). He died on January 6, 2022 in Gubbio, Umbria, Italy.

April 15, 1929 – January 6, 2022

Italian film director ('Ubalda, All Naked and Warm'), assistant director (Totò films) and screenwriter ('A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof')

9. Calvin Simon

Self | Independent Lens

Calvin Simon was born on May 22, 1942 in Beckley, West Virginia, USA. He is known for Independent Lens (1999). He died on January 6, 2022 in the USA.

May 22, 1942 – January 6, 2022

American singer (Parliament-Funkadelic)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 1997

10. Dee Booher

Actress | Spaceballs

Dee Booher, better known as "Queenie," first used the stage name of "Queen Kong" while skating for 5 years with such roller derby teams the Chicago Hawks, the New York Bombers, the Detroit Devils and the Texas Outlaws. Her acting career was augmented by a short-lived stint as a rock star. The video...

August 6, 1948 – January 7, 2022

American professional wrestler (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) and actress ('Deathstalker II,' 'Brainsmasher... A Love Story')

11. Mark Forest

Actor | La vendetta di Ercole

Actor and bodybuilder Mark Forest was born in Brooklyn as Lorenzo Luis Degni, a third generation Italian-American (his grandparents hailed from Naples). He began as a bodybuilder at the tender age of thirteen, found himself featured on the cover of magazines and soon operated his own gym on Long ...

January 6, 1933 – January 7, 2022

American actor ('Goliath and the Dragon,' 'Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules,' 'Hercules Against the Mongols') and bodybuilder

12. Marilyn Bergman

Soundtrack | Tootsie

Prolific songwriter ("Nice 'n' Easy", "Yellow Bird"), composer and author Marilyn Bergman wrote several theme songs for television and songs for revues, night clubs, and films. Joining ASCAP in 1953, her chief musical collaborators included her husband Alan Bergman, Lew Spence, Norman Luboff, Paul ...

November 10, 1928 – January 8, 2022

American lyricist ("In the Heat of the Night," "The Windmills of Your Mind," "The Way We Were," "And Then There's Maude," "Good Times")

Academy Award winner:

  • Best Original Song, 1968 ("The Windmills of Your Mind" from 'The Thomas Crown Affair') and 1973 ("The Way We Were" from 'The Way We Were')
  • Best Original Song Score, 1983 ('Yentl')
Nominated for another 13 Academy Awards

BAFTA Film nominee:
  • Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music, 1977 ('A Star Is Born')
  • Best Original Song, 1983 ("Tootsie" from 'Tootsie')
Primetime Emmy Award winner:
  • Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, 1975 ('Queen of the Stardust Ballroom'), 1995 ('Barbra: The Concert') and 1999 ('AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies')
  • Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Special, 1977 ('Sybil')
Nominated for another 4 Primetime Emmy Awards

Golden Globe winner: Best Original Song, 1969 ("The Windmills of Your Mind" from 'The Thomas Crown Affair') and 1974 ("The Way We Were" from 'The Way We Were')

Nominated for another 13 Golden Globes

Grammy Award winner: Song Of The Year, 1974 ("The Way We Were" from 'The Way We Were'), and Album Of Best Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special, 1974 (for 'The Way We Were')

Nominated for another 9 Grammy Awards

13. Nicholas Donnelly

Actor | Lifeforce

Nicholas Donnelly was born in 1938 in Kensington, London, England. He was an actor, known for Lifeforce (1985), Dixon of Dock Green (1955) and Grange Hill (1978). He was married to Alrun Donnelly. He died on January 9, 2022 in England.

1938 – c. January 8, 2022

English actor ('Grange Hill,' 'Dixon of Dock Green')

14. Andrew Jennings

Director | Spécial investigation

Andrew Jennings was born on September 3, 1943 in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. He was a writer and director, known for Spécial investigation (2008), Les maîtres des jeux (2000) and Panorama (1953). He died on January 8, 2022 in the UK.

September 3, 1943 – January 8, 2022

British investigative reporter and broadcaster

15. Michael Lang

Producer | Bottle Rocket

Michael Lang was born on December 11, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for Bottle Rocket (1996), The Master and Margarita and Xscape/SWV. He was married to Tamara Marie Pajic, Tamara and Jayne Ann Bell. He died on January 8, 2022 in Manhattan, New York City.

December 11, 1944 – January 8, 2022

American concert promoter and producer; co-creator of Woodstock

16. Maria Ewing

Actress | Le nozze di Figaro

Maria Ewing was born on March 27, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She was an actress, known for Le nozze di Figaro (1976), Great Performances (1971) and Carmen (1989). She was married to Peter Hall. She died on January 9, 2022 in Detroit.

March 27, 1950 – January 9, 2022

American opera singer and actress

17. Dwayne Hickman

Actor | How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

Blond, boyishly handsome Dwayne Hickman, the younger brother of Darryl Hickman, followed in his sibling's tiny footsteps as a moppet film actor himself. Born Dwayne Bernard Hickman in Los Angeles on May 18, 1934, the brothers had a younger sister as well, Deidre (born 1940). He had minor roles in ...

May 18, 1934 – January 9, 2022

American actor ('The Bob Cummings Show,' 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,' 'Cat Ballou')

18. Bob Saget

Actor | Full House

Bob Saget was an American actor, stand-up comedian, and television host from Philadelphia. His best known role was playing pater familias Danny Tanner on the hit sitcom "Full House" (1987-1995). He played the character again in the sequel series "Fuller House" (2016-2020). Saget served as the ...

May 17, 1956 – January 9, 2022

American comedian ('Bob Saget: That Ain't Right,' Comic Relief), actor ('Full House'), TV presenter ('America's Funniest Home Videos'), director ('Dirty Work'), writer and producer ('Farce of the Penguins')

Grammy Award nominee: Best Comedy Album, 2013 ('That's What I'm Talkin' About')

19. Marc Wilkinson

Composer | The Mango Tree

Marc Wilkinson was born on July 27, 1929 in Paris, France. He is known for The Mango Tree (1977), The Bell (1982) and If.... (1968).

July 27, 1929 – January 9, 2022

Australian-British composer and conductor

Australian Film Institute Award nominee: Best Original Music Score, 1977 ('The Mango Tree')

BAFTA TV Award nominee: Best Original Television Music, 1983 (for 'A Voyage Round My Father' and 'The Bell')

20. Robert Allan Ackerman

Director | Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows

Robert Allan Ackerman was born on June 30, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001), My House in Umbria (2003) and Baby (2000). He died on January 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

June 30, 1944 – January 10, 2022

American director for Broadway ('Bent'), television ('Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows,' 'The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone') and film ('The Ramen Girl') and producer ('My House in Umbria')

Drama Desk Award nominee: Outstanding Director of a Play, 1983 ('Extremities')

Primetime Emmy Award nominee:

  • 2001: Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (both for 'Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows')
  • 2003: Outstanding Made for Television Movie ('My House in Umbria') and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special ('The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone')
  • 2004: Outstanding Made for Television Movie ('The Reagans')

May 14, 1934 – January 10, 2022

American TV writer and producer ('Babycakes,' 'The Jacksons: An American Dream,' 'The Last Don')

Humanitas Prize nominee: 90 Minute Category, 1984 ('Surviving')

Primetime Emmy Award nominee: Outstanding Miniseries, 1993 ('The Jacksons: An American Dream'), 1994 ('Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All'), 1995 ('Children of the Dust') and 1997 ('The Last Don')

22. Christian Gasc

Costume_designer | Ridicule

Christian Gasc was born on August 6, 1945 in Dunes, Tarn-et-Garonne, France. He was a costume designer and actor, known for Ridicule (1996), On Guard (1997) and Farewell, My Queen (2012). He died on January 11, 2022 in Paris, France.

August 6, 1945 – c. January 10, 2022

French costume designer

César Award winner: Best Costume Design, 1995 ('Madame Butterfly'), 1996 ('Ridicule'), 1997 ('On Guard') and 2012 ('Farewell, My Queen')

César Award nominee: Best Costume Design, 1985 ('Rendez-vous') and 2011 ('The Women on the 6th Floor')

23. Gary Waldhorn

Actor | The Vicar of Dibley

This balding, impeccably well-spoken London-born character actor made his name on the Shakespearean stage well before becoming a known quantity on television. Gary was the son of Austrian-Jewish émigrés Siegfried Waldhorn and his wife Liselotte (née Popper). As a youngster, he became enamoured with...

July 3, 1943 – January 10, 2022

English actor ('All at No 20,' 'Brush Strokes,' 'The Vicar of Dibley')

24. Rosa Lee Hawkins

Soundtrack | Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Rosa Lee Hawkins was born on October 23, 1945 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She was a composer, known for Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997), Mission: Impossible II (2000) and The Skeleton Key (2005). She died on January 11, 2022 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

September 24, 1944 – January 11, 2022

American singer (The Dixie Cups)

25. Everett Lee

Self | Prestige de la musique

Everett Astor Lee (August 31, 1916 - January 12, 2022) was an American conductor and violinist. He was the first African American to conduct a Broadway musical, the first to conduct an established symphony orchestra below the Mason-Dixon line, and the first to conduct a performance by a major ...

August 31, 1916 - January 12, 2022

American conductor and violinist; the first African American to conduct a Broadway musical ('On the Town'), the first to conduct an established symphony orchestra in the American South (Louisville Orchestra), and the first to conduct a performance by a major American opera company (New York City Opera's 'La traviata')

26. Ronnie Spector

Soundtrack | Jingle All the Way

Ronnie Spector was born on August 10, 1943 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for Jingle All the Way (1996), The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and Just One of the Guys (1985). She was married to Jonathan Greenfield and Phil Spector. She died on January ...

August 10, 1943 – January 12, 2022

American singer (The Ronettes)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 2007

27. Herbert Achternbusch

Actor | Das letzte Loch

Herbert Achternbusch was born on November 23, 1938 in Munich, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for The Last Hole (1981), Der Neger Erwin (1981) and Hades (1995). He was married to Gerda Achternbusch. He died on January 10, 2022 in Munich.

November 23, 1938 – c. January 13, 2022

German film director ('The Ghost'), writer ('Heart of Glass') and actor ('The Enigma of Enigma of Kaspar Hauser')

28. Sonny Turner

Self | The Great Pretenders

Sonny Turner was born in 1939. He is known for The Great Pretenders (2015), Entertainment Today (1992) and Shefik Presents Invocation: The Journey Continues (2016). He died on January 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

September 24, 1938 – January 13, 2022

Lead singer of The Platters from 1959-1970

29. Jean-Jacques Beineix

Producer | 37°2 le matin

A rabid movie fan when he was young, Jean-Jacques Beineix first studied medicine before entering the movie business. During the seventies, he became an established assistant director, working with Claude Berri, René Clément, Claude Zidi and even Jerry Lewis. But, like many assistants, Beineix's ...

October 8, 1946 – January 13, 2022

French film director, screenwriter and producer ('Diva,' 'Moon in the Gutter,' 'Betty Blue')

BAFTA Film Award nominee: Best Foreign Language Film, 1982 ('Diva') and 1986 ('Betty Blue')

César Award winner: Best First Work, 1981 ('Diva')

César Award nominee:

  • 1978: Best Short Film - Fiction ('Mr. Michel's Dog')
  • 1986: Best Film and Best Director (both for 'Betty Blue')

30. Fred Parris

Soundtrack | Dead Ringers

Fred Parris was born on March 26, 1936 in Milford, Connecticut, USA. He was a composer, known for Dead Ringers (1988), Dirty Dancing (1987) and The Irishman (2019). He was married to Emma. He died on January 13, 2022 in New Haven, Connecticut.

March 26, 1936 – January 13, 2022

American singer (The Five Satins) and songwriter ("In the Still of the Night")

Grammy Award nominee: Best Country Song, 1985 ("Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In The Still of the Night)")

31. Peter Robbins

Actor | A Boy Named Charlie Brown

Child actor Peter Robbins was born on August 10, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. His mother was an immigrant from Hungary who died from cancer when Peter was sixteen-years-old. He first began acting in various films and television shows in 1963. Robbins has the distinction of being the first ...

August 10, 1956 – c. January 13, 2022

Actor and voice actor; the original voice of Charlie Brown ('A Charlie Brown Christmas,' 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,' 'A Boy Named Charlie Brown')

32. Dallas Frazier

Soundtrack | Promised Land

Dallas Frazier was born on October 27, 1939 in Spiro, Oklahoma, USA. He was married to Sharon Carpani. He died on January 14, 2022 in Gallatin, Tennessee, USA.

October 27, 1939 – January 14, 2022

American country music songwriter ("There Goes My Everything," "Alley Oop") and singer ("Elvira")

Grammy Award nominee: Best Country Song, 1966 ("There Goes My Everything"), 1969 ("All I Have To Offer You Is Me") and 1981 ("Elvira")

33. Carol Speed

Actress | Disco Godfather

Cute, bubbly, and adorable actress Carol Speed achieved a considerable amount of cult cinema popularity with her often lively and delightful contributions to a handful of enjoyably down'n'dirty 1970s blaxploitation features.

She was born Carolyn Stewart on March 14, 1945, in Bakersfield, California....

March 14, 1945 – January 14, 2022

American actress ('The Mack,' 'Abby,' 'Disco Godfather')

34. Jon Lind

Soundtrack | The Firm

Jon Lind was born on April 15, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for The Firm (1993), The Nice Guys (2016) and The Do-Over (2016). He was married to Susan Drew, Mary Jane D'Astuges and Francine Tacker. He died on January 15, 2022 in the USA.

c. 1948 – January 15, 2022

American songwriter ("Boogie Wonderland," "Crazy for You," "Save the Best for Last")

Grammy Award nominee: Song Of The Year, 1992 ("Save the Best for Last")

35. Jean-Claude Lord

Director | Éclair au chocolat

Jean-Claude Lord was born on June 6, 1943. He is known for Éclair au chocolat (1979), Bingo (1974) and The Vindicator (1986). He was married to Lise Thouin. He died on January 15, 2022 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

June 6, 1943 – January 15, 2022

Canadian film director and screenwriter

Genie Award nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay, 1979 ('Chocolate Eclair')

36. Carmela Corren

Actress | Tanze mit mir in den Morgen

Carmela Corren was born Carmela Bizman in Tel Aviv, Israel. Her ambition was to become a dancer, but an injury prompted her to opt for a career as a popular singer instead. After completing her mandatory military service in the Israeli Defense Forces, Carmela made her public debut on The Ed ...

February 13, 1938 – January 16, 2022

Israeli singer and actress

37. Françoise Forton

Actress | O Clone

Françoise Forton was born on July 8, 1957 in Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil. She was an actress and director, known for The Clone (2001), The Mutants: Ways of the Heart (2008) and Estúpido Cupido (1976). She was married to Eduardo Barata. She died on January 16, 2022 in Rio de Janeiro, ...

July 8, 1957 – January 16, 2022

Brazilian actress

38. Armando Gama

Self | Eu Show Nico

Armando Gama was born on April 1, 1954 in Luanda, Angola, Portugal [now Angola]. He is known for Eu Show Nico (1980), Allegro (1983) and Clube dos Subscritores (1989). He was married to Valentina Torres. He died on January 17, 2022 in Lissabon, Portugal.

April 1, 1954 – January 17, 2022

Portuguese singer and songwriter

39. Birju Maharaj

Music_department | Bajirao Mastani

Birju Maharaj was born on February 4, 1938 in Handia, United Provinces, British India [now Handia, Madhya Pradesh, India]. He is known for Bajirao Mastani (2015), Vishwaroopam (2013) and Devdas (2002). He died on January 16, 2022 in New Delhi, India.

February 4, 1938 – January 17, 2022

Indian dancer and choreographer

Filmfare Technical Award winner: Best Choreography, 2015 ('Bajirao Mastani')

National Film Award winner: Best Choreography, 2013 ("Unnai Kaanadhu Naan" in 'Vishwaroopam')

40. Yvette Mimieux

Actress | The Time Machine

An intelligent, slender leading lady of the 1960s and 70s, Yvette Carmen Mimieux was born in Hollywood, California, to Maria (Montemayor) and René Mimieux, an occasional movie extra. Her father was born in England, of French and German descent, and her mother was Mexican. While she was first ...

January 8, 1942 – January 17, 2022

American actress ('The Time Machine,' 'Dark of the Sun,' 'The Black Hole')

Golden Globe nominee:

  • Most Promising Newcomer - Female, 1960 ('Platinum High School')
  • Best TV Star - Female, 1965 ('Dr. Kildare' episode "Tyger, Tyger")
  • Best TV Actress - Drama, 1971 ('The Most Deadly Game')

41. Michel Subor

Actor | Le petit soldat

Michel Subor was born Mischa Subotzki in Paris, France in 1935, to anti-Bolshevik parents from the Soviet Union who had immigrated a few years earlier. His father was an engineer in Moscow, and his mother was born in Azerbaijan. Michel's sister moved to the United States as an adult. His career ...

February 2, 1935 – January 17, 2022

French actor ('Le petit soldat,' 'Topaz,' 'Beau travail')

42. Dick Halligan

Soundtrack | Licorice Pizza

Dick Halligan was born on August 29, 1943 in Troy, New York, USA. He is known for Licorice Pizza (2021), The Octagon (1980) and A Force of One (1979). He died on January 18, 2022 in Rome, Italy.

August 29, 1943 – January 18, 2022

American musician (Blood, Sweat & Tears), songwriter ("Lisa, Listen to Me") and film composer ('The Owl and the Pussycat,' 'Go Tell the Spartans,' 'The Octagon')

43. André Leon Talley

Actor | Sex and the City

André Leon Talley was born on October 16, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was an actor, known for Sex and the City (2008), The September Issue (2009) and Empire (2015). He died on January 18, 2022 in White Plains, New York, USA.

October 16, 1948 – January 18, 2022

American fashion journalist and judge ('America's Next Top Model')

44. Hardy Krüger

Actor | A Bridge Too Far

Hardy Kruger was born Eberhard August Franz Ewald Krüger in Wedding, Berlin, thee son of Auguste (Meier) and Max Krüger. At thirteen years, he became a member of the "Hitler Jugend" (Hitler Youth), as did all 13-year-old boys in Germany then. The purpose of the organization was to prepare the boys ...

April 12, 1928 – January 19, 2022

German actor ('Sundays and Cybèle,' 'Hatari!,' 'The Flight of the Phoenix,' 'Barry Lyndon,' 'The Wild Geese')

German Film Award nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role, 1953 ('As Long As You're Near Me') and 1961 ('Two Among Millions')

Golden Globe nominee: Best Supporting Actor, 1966 ('The Flight of the Phoenix') -- refused nomination

Honorary Bambi Award recipient, 2008 (Lifetime Achievement)

Honorary German Film Award recipient, 1983 ("For his continued outstanding individual contributions to German film over the years.")

45. Gaspard Ulliel

Actor | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Gaspard Ulliel's dream had always been to direct a movie, and after completing his studies at the lycée (French high school), he majored in cinema at the University of Saint-Denis, and began his acting career.

He was born in Paris, to Christine, a stylist and runway show producer, and Serge Ulliel, ...

November 25, 1984 – January 19, 2022

French actor ('A Very Long Engagement,' 'Hannibal Rising,' 'Saint Laurent,' 'It's Only the End of the World,' 'Moon Knight') and model (Bleu de Chanel)

César Award winner:

  • Most Promising Actor, 2004 ('A Very Long Engagement')
  • Best Actor, 2016 ('It's Only the End of the World')
César Award nominee:
  • Most Promising Actor, 2002 ('Summer Things') and 2003 ('Strayed')
  • Best Actor, 2014 ('Saint Laurent')

46. Elza Soares

Music_department | Desejos de Mulher

Elza Soares was born on June 23, 1930 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is known for Desejos de Mulher (2002), Chega de Saudade (2007) and Second Call (2019). She was married to Garrincha and Lourdes Antônio Soares . She died on January 20, 2022 in Rio de Janeiro.

June 23, 1930 – January 20, 2022

Brazilian samba singer

47. Meat Loaf

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Meat Loaf was born Marvin Lee Aday in Dallas, Texas, to Wilma Artie (Hukel), a teacher and gospel singer, and Orvis Wesley Aday, a police officer. He moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands. In 1970, he moved to New York and appeared in the Broadway musicals "Hair", "Rockabye Hamlet" ...

September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022

American rocker ('Bat Out of Hell,' "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That") and actor ('The Rocky Horror Picture Show,' 'Wayne's World,' 'Fight Club')

Grammy Award winner: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, 1993 ("I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That")

48. Louie Anderson

Actor | Life with Louie

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy®-Award winner, was one of the country's most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as "One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time." His career spanned more than 30 years. He was a best-selling author, star of his own stand ...

March 24, 1953 – January 21, 2022

American stand-up comedian ('Louie: Larger Than Life'), actor ('Coming to America,' 'Baskets'), TV host ('Family Feud'), writer, producer, voice actor, and TV series creator ('Life with Louie')

Daytime Emmy Award winner: Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, 1997 and 1998 (both for 'Life with Louie')

Daytime Emmy Award nominee: Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program and Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, 1999 (both for 'Life with Louie')

Primetime Emmy Award winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, 2016 ('Baskets')

Primetime Emmy Award nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, 2017 and 2018 (both for 'Baskets')

49. Mace Neufeld

Producer | Beverly Hills Cop III

Mace Neufeld was born on July 13, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), No Way Out (1987) and The Sum of All Fears (2002). He was married to Diane Conn and Helen Katz. He died on January 21, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

July 13, 1928 – January 21, 2022

American producer for film ('The Omen,' 'The Hunt for Red October,' 'The Equalizer') and television ('East of Eden,' 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan')

Primetime Emmy Award nominee: Outstanding Limited Series, 1981 ('East of Eden')

50. Don Wilson

Soundtrack | Pulp Fiction

Don Lee Wilson was born in Tacoma, WA, on 2/10/1933. The family heritage is mixed-- his mother, Josie, was first-generation Swedish, while his father was of Welsh and Irish extraction. Don's early interest in music started with the "big-band" sound and country-and-western music. When he was about ...

February 10, 1933 – January 22, 2022

Co-founder and rhythm guitarist for The Ventures

51. Serge Korber

Director | Les feux de la chandeleur

Serge Korber was born on February 1, 1936 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for Hearth Fires (1972). He was married to Marie-Claire Korber. He died on January 23, 2022 in Paris.

February 1, 1936 – January 23, 2022

French director ('Perched on a Tree'), screenwriter ('Dog Day') and actor ('Cléo from 5 to 7')

52. Barbara Krafftówna

Actress | Jak byc kochana

Barbara Krafftówna was born on December 5, 1928 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. She was an actress, known for Jak byc kochana (1963), Ashes and Diamonds (1958) and Upal (1964). She was married to Arnold Seidner and Michal Gazda. She died on January 23, 2022 in Skolimów, Mazowieckie.

December 5, 1928 – January 23, 2022

Polish actress

53. Thierry Mugler

Costume_department | Acción mutante

Thierry Mugler was born on December 21, 1948 in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France. He was a costume designer and director, known for Mutant Action (1993), Z Chromozome (2012) and The Man Who Wasn't There (1987). He died on January 23, 2022 in Vincennes, Val-de-Marne, France.

December 21, 1948 – January 23, 2022

French fashion designer

54. Rolf Zehetbauer

Production_designer | Cabaret

Rolf Zehetbauer was born on February 13, 1929 in Munich, Germany. He was a production designer and art director, known for Cabaret (1972), The NeverEnding Story (1984) and Enemy Mine (1985). He died on January 23, 2022 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

February 13, 1929 – January 23, 2022

German production designer ('Cabaret,' 'Despair,' 'Das Boot,' 'The NeverEnding Story'), art director and set decorator ('Town Without Pity')

Academy Award winner: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, 1972 ('Cabaret')

BAFTA Film Award winner: Best Art Direction, 1972 ('Cabaret')

Bavarian Film Award winner: Best Production Design, 2003 ('Luther')

German Film Award winner: Best Production Design, 1957 ('The Devil Strikes at Night'), 1978 ('Despair'), 1984 ('The NeverEnding Story') and 1997 ('Comedian Harmonists')

Primetime Emmy Award nominee: Outstanding Art Direction for a Limited Series or a Special, 1982 ('Inside the Third Reich')

55. Fatma Girik

Actress | Ezo Gelin

Fatma Girik was born on December 12, 1942 in Istanbul, Turkey. She was an actress and producer, known for Ezo Gelin (1968), Sürtügün Kizi (1967) and Bos besik (1969). She died on January 24, 2022 in Istanbul.

December 12, 1942 – January 24, 2022

Turkish actress ('Köroglu,' 'Yasam kavgasi,' 'Postaci,' 'Japon Isi') and producer ('Yüz Numarali Adam')

56. Etchika Choureau

Actress | Darby's Rangers

Etchika Choureau was born on November 12, 1929 in Paris, France. She was an actress, known for Darby's Rangers (1958), Children of Love (1953) and Tides of Passion (1956). She was married to Philippe Rheims and Max Choureau. She died on January 24, 2022 in Rabat, Morocco.

November 19, 1929 – January 25, 2022

French actress ('The Vanquished,' 'Lafayette Escadrille,' 'Darby's Rangers')

57. Barry Cryer

Writer | The Stanley Baxter Show

Barry Cryer was born on March 23, 1935 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He is known for The Stanley Baxter Show (1963), It's Tommy Cooper (1969) and Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969). He was married to Theresa Margaret 'Terry' Donovan. He died on January 25, 2022 in Northwick Park, Harrow, London, ...

March 23, 1935 – January 25, 2022

British comedian ('I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue') and writer (Morecambe & Wise, Tommy Cooper, Kenny Everett, 'The Two Ronnies')

58. Kenneth Wannberg

Music_department | Jurassic Park

Kenneth Wannberg was born on June 28, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for Jurassic Park (1993), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) and Minority Report (2002). He died on January 26, 2022 in the USA.

June 28, 1930 – January 26, 2022

American music editor ('Star Wars,' 'Indiana Jones,' 'Jurassic Park') and composer ('The Late Show,' 'The Philadelphia Experiment')

Primetime Emmy Award winner: Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, 1986 ('Amazing Stories' episode "The Mission")

Genie Award nominee: Best Music Score, 1980 ('Tribute')

59. René de Obaldia

Writer | La difficulté d'être infidèle...

René de Obaldia was born on October 22, 1918 in Hong Kong, China. He was a writer and actor, known for La difficulté d'être infidèle... (1964), Le petit théâtre d'Antenne 2 (1977) and Aurelia (1964). He was married to Diane. He died on January 27, 2022 in Paris, ...

October 22, 1918 – January 27, 2022

French playwright and poet

60. Donald May

Actor | The Edge of Night

Stalwart American actor Donald Adam May is best known to television viewers as dapper crime fighting District Attorney Adam Drake in the long-running mystery soap opera The Edge of Night (1956). Donald was born in Chicago, one of four siblings, to Texan oil businessman Harry S. May and his wife ...

February 22, 1927 or 1929 – January 28, 2022

American actor in television ('Colt .45,' 'The Roaring 20's,' 'The Edge of Night') and film ('Kisses for My President,' 'O.C. and Stiggs')

61. Howard Hesseman

Actor | WKRP in Cincinnati

Howard Hesseman has been a leading counter-culture figure since the late 1960s. He was a member of the improv group, "the Committee", for ten years in the sixties and seventies. He has been a character actor for many years on different television shows since the 1960s, and took small parts in The ...

February 27, 1940 – January 29, 2022

American actor ('WKRP in Cincinnati,' 'Head of the Class,' 'About Schmidt')

Primetime Emmy Award nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series, 1980 and 1981 (both for 'WKRP in Cincinnati')

62. Pete Smith

Actor | The Quiet Earth

Pete Smith was born in 1959 in New Zealand. He was an actor, known for The Quiet Earth (1985), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) and The Piano (1993). He was married to Mona Papali'i. He died on January 29, 2022 in Kaitaia, Far North District, New Zealand.

August 7, 1958 – January 29, 2022

New Zealand actor ('The Quiet Earth,' 'The Piano,' 'Once Were Warriors')

63. Cheslie Kryst

Actress | Colin in Black & White

Cheslie Kryst was born on April 28, 1991 in Jackson, Michigan, USA. She was an actress, known for Colin in Black & White (2021), CBS This Morning (1992) and Extra with Billy Bush (1994). She died on January 30, 2022 in New York City, New York, USA.

April 28, 1991 – January 30, 2022

American model, TV correspondent ('Extra') and former beauty pageant contestant (Miss Universe 2019) and titleholder (Miss USA 2019)

64. Leonid Kuravlyov

Actor | Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu

Leonid Kuravlyov made his first appearance in a movie while he was still a student. In 1959 he played in the film There Will Be No Leave Today (1959) by his classmate Andrei Tarkovsky. In 1960, he played the role of a sailor Kamushkin in a historical movie Michman Panin (1960) directed by Mikhail ...

October 8, 1936 – January 30, 2022

Russian actor ('Viy,' 'Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession,' 'Seventeen Moments of Spring')

Named People's Artist of the Republic, 1977

65. Carleton Carpenter

Actor | The Whistle at Eaton Falls

Actor, songwriter ("Christmas Eve"), composer and author Carleton Carpenter, was educated at Bennington (VT) High School. He appeared on Broadway, in "Bright Boy", "Three to Make Ready", and "John Murray Anderson's Almanac," and on television, and made many records. Carpenter wrote special material...

July 10, 1926 – January 31, 2022

American actor ('Summer Stock,' 'Two Weeks with Love,' 'Up Periscope')

66. Robert Wall

Actor | Enter the Dragon

Robert Wall was born on August 22, 1939 in San Jose, California, USA. He is known for Enter the Dragon (1973), The Way of the Dragon (1972) and Game of Death (1978). He was married to Lillian Prescott. He died on January 30, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

August 2, 1939 – January 2022

American actor, martial artist and stuntman ('The Way of the Dragon,' 'Enter the Dragon,' 'Code of Silence')

67. Hargus 'Pig' Robbins

Soundtrack | The Marty Stuart Show

Hargus 'Pig' Robbins was born on January 18, 1938 in Spring City, Tennessee, USA. He was married to Vicki. He died on January 30, 2022 in the USA.

68. Flemming Quist Møller

Writer | Cykelmyggen og dansemyggen

Flemming Quist Møller was born on May 19, 1942 in Denmark. He was a writer and actor, known for A Tale of Two Mozzies (2007), Benny's Bathtub (1971) and The Jungle Creature: Hugo (1993). He was married to Anne-Lise Larsen. He died on January 31, 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

69. Viktor Merezhko

Writer | Khutoryanin

Viktor Merezhko was born on July 28, 1937 in Olgenfeld, Rostov Oblast, Soviet Union [now Yuzhny, Russia]. He was a writer and director, known for Khutoryanin (2013), Sonka zolotaya ruchka (2007) and Zdravstvuy i proshchay (1973). He was married to Tamara Vadimovna Merezhko. He died on January 30, ...

70. Sam Lay

Self | Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield

Sam Lay was born on March 20, 1935 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He is known for Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield (2013), The Howlin' Wolf Story (2003) and The Blues (2003). He was married to Elizabeth. He died on January 29, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

71. Ezio Frigerio

Production_designer | Cyrano de Bergerac

Ezio Frigerio was born on July 16, 1930 in Erba, Italy. He was a production designer and costume designer, known for Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), The Horseman on the Roof (1995) and Madamigella di Maupin (1966). He was married to Franca Squarciapino. He died on February 2, 2022 in Lecco, Lombardy, ...

72. Paolo Graziosi

Actor | La Cina è vicina

Paolo Graziosi was born on January 25, 1940 in Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was an actor, known for China Is Near (1967), Il Divo (2008) and A Big Love (2016). He died on February 1, 2022 in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy.

January 25, 1940 – February 1, 2022

Italian actor ('China Is Near,' 'Il Divo,' 'Italian Race')

73. Robert Blalack

Visual_effects | Star Wars

Visual effects wizard Robert Campbell Blalack was a co-founder of Industrial Light & Magic, a division of the production company Lucasfilm. His reputation as a leading pioneer in the field of CGI rests on his collaboration with John Dykstra in designing/supervising the ILM VistaVision Photographic ...

December 9, 1948 – February 2, 2022

American visual effects artist ('Star Wars,' 'Altered States,' 'The Day After')

Academy Award winner: Best Visual Effects, 1977 ('Star Wars')

Primetime Emmy Award winner: Outstanding Individual Achievement - Special Visual Effects, 1984 ('The Day After')

74. Monica Vitti

Actress | L'avventura

Monica Vitti was born on November 3, 1931 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was an actress and writer, known for L'Avventura (1960), Red Desert (1964) and L'Eclisse (1962). She was married to Roberto Russo. She died on February 2, 2022 in Rome.

November 3, 1931 – February 2, 2022

Italian actress ('L'Avventura,' 'Red Desert,' 'The Girl with a Pistol')

BAFTA Film Award nominee: Best Foreign Actress, 1960 ('L'Avventura')

Winner of nine David di Donatello Awards

75. James Bidgood

Director | Pink Narcissus

He left his hometown and established himself in a tiny apartment in Manhattan, New York City, that he called "Les Folies des Hommes." He performed in drag shows and as a male dancer in night-clubs, namely the infamous Club 82. He graduated from the Parsons school of design, and worked ...

76. Dieter Mann

Actor | Der Untergang

Dieter Mann was born on June 20, 1941 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Downfall (2004), Der letzte Zeuge (1998) and Vergiss dein Ende (2011). He died on February 3, 2022 in Berlin.

77. Willie Leacox

Music_department | America Live in Central Park

Willie Leacox was born on March 31, 1947 in Shenandoah, Iowa, USA. He is known for America Live in Central Park (1981). He died on February 1, 2022 in Stockton, California, USA.

78. Jon Zazula

Soilwork: Live in the Heart of Helsinki

Jon Zazula was born on March 16, 1952 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for Soilwork: Live in the Heart of Helsinki (2015), Anvil (2008) and Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal (2006). He was married to Marsha Zazula. He died on February 1, 2022 in Clermont, Florida, USA.

79. George Crumb

Soundtrack | The Exorcist

George Crumb was born on October 24, 1929 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA. He is known for The Exorcist (1973), Death Valley Diary (2003) and For the End of Time (2009). He was married to Elizabeth May Brown. He died on February 6, 2022 in Media, Pennsylvania, USA.

October 24, 1929 – February 6, 2022

American composer ('Ancient Voices of Children,' 'Black Angels,' 'Makrokosmos III')

Grammy Award winner: Best Classical Contemporary Composition, 2000 ('Star-Child')

Nominated for three other Grammy Awards

Pulitzer Prize for Music recipient, 1968 ('Echoes of Time and the River')

80. Syl Johnson

Soundtrack | Soul Kitchen

Syl Johnson was born on July 1, 1936 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA. He died on February 6, 2022 in Mableton, Georgia, USA.

July 1, 1936 – February 6, 2022

American blues and soul singer, musician and record producer (" "Different Strokes," "Is It Because I'm Black," "Take Me to the River")

81. Lata Mangeshkar

Music_department | Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...

Lata Mangeshkar was born in Indore on September 28, 1929, and became, quite simply, the most popular playback singer in Bollywood's history. She sung for over 50 years for actresses from Nargis to Preity Zinta, as well as recorded albums of all kinds (ghazals, pop, etc). Until the 1991 edition, ...

September 28, 1929 – February 6, 2022

Indian playback singer ('Parichay,' 'Kora Kagaz,' 'Lekin...') and composer

Winner of four Filmfare Awards and four National Film Awards for Best Playback Singer

Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, 1994

82. Margarita Lozano

Actress | Per un pugno di dollari

Margarita Lozano was born on February 14, 1931 in Tetuan, Spain. She was an actress, known for A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Jean de Florette (1986) and Viridiana (1961). She died on February 7, 2022 in Lorca, Murcia, Spain.

February 14, 1931 – February 7, 2022

Spanish actress ('Viridiana,' 'A Fistful of Dollars,' 'The Night of the Shooting Stars,' 'Jean de Florette.' 'Kaos')

83. Douglas Trumbull

Visual_effects | Blade Runner

Legendary filmmaker and visual effects pioneer, Douglas Trumbull, was one of the Special Photographic Effects Supervisors for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). He went on to become the Visual Effects Supervisor for such classics as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Star Trek: The Motion Picture...

April 8, 1942 – February 7, 2022

American visual effects artist and supervisor ('2001: A Space Odyssey,' 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind,' 'Blade Runner'), film director ('Silent Running,' 'Brainstorm') and inventor

Academy Award nominee: Best Visual Effects, 1977 ('Close Encounters of the Third Kind'), 1979 ('Star Trek: The Motion Picture') and 1982 ('Blade Runner')

Academy Scientific and Engineering Award recipient, 1993 (for concept of CP-65 Showscan Camera System for 65mm motion picture photography)

Academy Gordon E. Sawyer Award recipient, 2012 (for his technological contributions)

BAFTA Film Award nominee: Best Special Visual Effects, 1982 ('Blade Runner')

84. Betty Davis

Soundtrack | Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Betty Davis was born on July 26, 1944 in Durham, North Carolina, USA. She was married to Miles Davis. She died on February 9, 2022 in Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA.

85. Nora Nova

Actress | Schwarz Rot Gold

Nora Nova was born on May 8, 1928 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She was an actress, known for Schwarz Rot Gold (1982), Musik erklingt... (1962) and Schlager von morgen? (1961). She was married to Toni Otto and Pascal. She died on February 9, 2022 in Bulgaria.

86. George Spiro Dibie

Cinematographer | Growing Pains

George Spiro Dibie was born on November 15, 1931 in Jerusalem, Palestine [now Israel]. He is known for Growing Pains (1985), Just the Ten of Us (1987) and Sister, Sister (1994). He was married to Daniele Parker. He died on February 8, 2022 in Encino, California, USA.

87. Zbigniew Namyslowski

Composer | Ukryty w sloncu

Zbigniew Namyslowski was born on September 9, 1939 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He is known for Ukryty w sloncu (1980), Television Theater (1953) and 1 (2020). He died on February 7, 2022.

88. Ian McDonald

Soundtrack | Children of Men

Ian McDonald was born on June 25, 1946 in London, England. He was an actor and composer, known for Children of Men (2006), Power Rangers (2017) and Buffalo '66 (1998). He died on February 9, 2022 in New York City, New York, USA.

June 25, 1946 – February 9, 2022

English musician; founding member of the rock bands King Crimson and Foreigner

89. André Wilms

Actor | Le Havre

André Wilms was born on April 29, 1947 in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France. He was an actor, known for Le Havre (2011), The Bohemian Life (1992) and Le grand blanc de Lambaréné (1995). He was married to Evelyne Didi. He died on February 9, 2022 in Paris, France.

April 29, 1947 – February 9, 2022

French actor

90. Ivan Reitman

Producer | Up in the Air

Canadian producer and director Ivan Reitman created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), which ...

October 27, 1946 – February 12, 2022

Czechoslovak-born Canadian film director ('Stripes,' 'Ghostbusters,' 'Twins,' 'Dave,' 'Draft Day') and producer ('National Lampoon's Animal House,' 'Heavy Metal,' 'Space Jam,' 'Up in the Air,' 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife')

Academy Award nominee: Best Picture, 2009 ('Up in the Air')

BAFTA Film Award nominee: Best Film, 2009 ('Up in the Air')

Genie Golden Reel Award winner, 1979 ('Meatballs') and 1981 ('Heavy Metal')

Primetime Emmy Award nominee: Outstanding Made for Television Movie, 1996 ('The Late Shift')

Special Achievement Genie Award recipient, 1985

91. Joseph Horovitz

Composer | Lillie

Joseph Horovitz was born on May 26, 1926 in Vienna, Austria. He is known for Lillie (1978), Tarzan's Three Challenges (1963) and The Search for the Nile (1971). He was married to Anna Landau. He died on February 9, 2022 in London, England.

92. Beryl Vertue

Producer | Sherlock

Beryl Vertue initially worked as secretary to Alan Simpson, although when Alan Simpson and his writing partner Ray Galton joined Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes to form Associated London Scripts, Vertue moved to the new co-operative. She eventually, and almost accidentally, became an agent with ALS, ...

93. Evgenia Brik

Actress | Stilyagi

Evgenia Brik was born on September 3, 1981 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]. She was an actress, known for Hipsters (2008), Odessa (2019) and The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013). She was married to Valeriy Todorovskiy. She died on February 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

94. Zinaida Kirienko

Actress | Tikhiy Don

Zinaida Kirienko was born on July 9, 1933 in Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, RSFSR, USSR [now Republic of Dagestan, Russia]. She was an actress, known for Quiet Flows the Don (1957), Kazaki (1961) and Pisma k Elze (2002). She was married to Valery Alekseevich Tarasevsky. She died on February 12, 2022 ...

95. William Kraft

Music_department | Dead Again

Composer, conductor, noted percussionist and teacher, educated at Columbia University (Bachelor/Master of Arts, Seidl Fellowship), and a student of Otto Luening, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Jack Beeson and Henry Cowell, and also with Boris Orr at Cambridge University in England. He organized and directed...

96. Arnaldo Jabor

Writer | Toda Nudez Será Castigada

Arnaldo Jabor was born on December 12, 1940 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was a writer and director, known for All Nudity Shall Be Punished (1973), Tudo Bem (1978) and I Love You (1981). He was married to Suzana Villas Boas. He died on February 15, 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

97. Alfred Sole

Writer | Communion

Alfred Sole was born on July 2, 1943, in Paterson, NJ. He grew up avidly watching the movies of Alfred Hitchcock, who later was an acknowledged influence on Sole's best known and most well-regarded feature, Alice, Sweet Alice (1976), better known as "Alice, Sweet Alice."

Sole graduated from the ...

98. Sandy Nelson

Soundtrack | The Outsiders

Born in Santa Monica, California, legendary rock drummer Sandy Nelson seemed destined for a career in music--his best friends in high school were future rock stars Jan Berry and Dean Torrence (later to become the singing duo of Jan & Dean) and Kim Fowley, who became one of the most influential ...

December 1, 1938 – February 14, 2022

American drummer

99. Bappi Lahiri

Music_department | The Dirty Picture

Bappi Lahiri was popular in the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s for the film soundtracks composed by him from films such as Zakhmee, Chalte Chalte, Naya Kadam, Aangan Ki Kali, Wardat, Disco Dancer, Hathkadi, Namak Halaal, Masterji, Dance Dance,Himmatwala, Justice Chaudhury, Tohfa, Maqsad, ...

November 27, 1952 – February 15, 2022

Indian singer, composer, musician, and record producer

Filmfare Award winner: Best Music Director, 1984 ('Sharaabi')

Filmfare Award nominee:

  • Best Music Director, 1981 ('Armaan') and 1982 ('Namak Halaal')
  • Best Music, 1990 ('Aaj Ka Arjun')
- Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, 2018

100. Jack Smethurst

Actor | Chariots of Fire

Jack Smethurst was born on April 9, 1932 in Collyhurst, Manchester, England. He was an actor, known for Chariots of Fire (1981), For the Love of Ada (1972) and A Kind of Loving (1962). He was married to Julie Nicholls. He died on February 16, 2022 in the UK.

April 9, 1932 – February 16, 2022

English actor ('Love Thy Neighbour')



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