95th Academy Awards In Memoriam predictions

by AlexHartsell | created - 9 months ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

1. Estelle Harris

Actress | Toy Story 3

Estelle Harris was an American actress and comedienne, known for her exaggerated shrill and grating comedic voice. She often worked as a voice actress in animation, voicing supporting characters and guest stars. Her best known roles are the obnoxious mother Estelle Costanza in the sitcom "Seinfeld"...

2. Gilbert Gottfried

Actor | Aladdin

At the tender age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as "the comedian's comedian". After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late-night ...

3. Andrzej Korzynski

Composer | Possession

Andrzej Korzynski was born on March 2, 1940 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He was a composer and actor, known for Possession (1981), Bird Talk (2019) and Big Shar (1983). He died on April 18, 2022 in Poland.

4. Harold Livingston

Writer | Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Harold Livingston was born on September 4, 1924 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA. He was a writer, known for Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Mission: Impossible (1966) and Mannix (1967). He died on April 28, 2022 in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, California, USA.

5. Jacques Perrin

Actor | Z

He started out as romantic hero full of beauty and talent in Girl with a Suitcase (1961) beside Claudia Cardinale. Director Valerio Zurlini engaged the talented young actor for his Family Portrait (1962) as Marcello Mastroianni's brother. Jacques Perrin's longtime work with director Costa-Gavras ...

6. Andra Martin

Actress | A Fever in the Blood

A beautiful auburn-haired lass with blue/grey eyes, Andra Martin was born Sandra Hildur Rehn (pronounced 'Wren') in Rockford, Illinois, of Swedish ancestry. She grew up on her parent's farm, attended high school in her home town and harboured dreams of becoming a star. Andra's first step on that ...

7. Vangelis

Composer | Blade Runner

Vangelis was a composer and performer who worked almost exclusively with electronic instruments. With Jean-Michel Jarre and Mike Oldfield in the 1970s, Vangelis was a pioneer in the instrumental music and a main influence in the creation of the musical genre "new age," a style related to spiritual,...

8. Colin Cantwell

Visual_effects | WarGames

Colin Cantwell was born on April 3, 1932 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for WarGames (1983), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). He died on May 21, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

9. Peter Koper

Writer | Island of the Dead

Peter Koper was born in 1947 in Quakenbrück, Lower Saxony, Germany. He was a writer and producer, known for Island of the Dead (2000), Headless Body in Topless Bar (1995) and Social Aid and Pleasure Club. He died on May 21, 2022 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

10. Gary Nelson

Director | The Black Hole

Gary Nelson was born on October 6, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was a director and assistant director, known for The Black Hole (1979), Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977) and Get Smart (1965). He was previously married to Judi Meredith. He died on May 25, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada, ...

11. Ray Liotta

Actor | GoodFellas

Intense was the word for Ray Liotta. He specialized in psychopathic characters who hide behind a cultivated charm. Even in his nice-guy roles in Field of Dreams (1989) and Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), you get the impression that something is smoldering inside of him. He was born in Newark, New ...

12. Bo Hopkins

Actor | American Graffiti

Sandy-haired American actor Bo Hopkins was born William Mauldin Hopkins in Greenville, South Carolina, and was raised by his mother and grandmother after his father died when Bo was only nine years old. He joined the US Army at the age of 16. After serving his hitch he decided on acting as a career...

13. Philip Baker Hall

Actor | Magnolia

Philip Baker Hall was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Berdene (McDonald) and William Alexander Hall, a factory worker who was originally from Montgomery, Alabama. He did not start acting until he was 30 years old. Known to film fans for his turn as Richard Nixon in Robert Altman's one-man show film Secret...

14. Jean-Louis Trintignant

Actor | Amour

Born 1930 in Piolenc in south France as son of a wealthy industrialist. Studied law in Aix-en-Provence. Started theatrical acting in 1950, but was regarded untalented at first, until Roger Vadim discovered him for the movies. When the press stalked him 1956 because of rumors of an affair with ...

15. Robert Katz

Producer | Gettysburg

Robert Katz was born on February 7, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Gettysburg (1993), Selena (1997) and The Telephone (1988). He was previously married to Pamela Katz, Patricia Brown and Tishialu Katz. He died on June 22, 2022 in Van Nuys, California...

16. Duncan Henderson

Producer | Oblivion

Duncan Henderson was born on July 19, 1949 in Culver City, California, USA. He was a producer and assistant director, known for Oblivion (2013), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). He was previously married to Michele P. Henderson...

17. Joe Turkel

Actor | The Shining

Joseph Turkel was an American character actor. He is known for his roles in Stanley Kubrick's films The Killing, Paths of Glory, and The Shining, and as Dr. Eldon Tyrell in Blade Runner. He also had roles in three of Bert I. Gordon's films. Joseph Turkel was born in Brooklyn on July 15, 1927, to ...

18. James Caan

Actor | The Godfather

A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred.

He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) ...

19. L.Q. Jones

Actor | The Edge

This tall, sandy-haired, mustachioed actor from Texas, born Justus McQueen, adopted the name of the character he portrayed in his first film, Battle Cry (1955). Jones, with his craggy, gaunt looks, first appeared in minor character roles in plenty of WWII films including The Young Lions (1958), The...

20. Tony Sirico

Actor | The Sopranos

Tony Sirico was born in New York City on July 29, 1942 to a family of Italian descent. He grew up in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of East Flatbush and Bensonhurst. His brother, Father Robert Sirico, is a Catholic priest and co-founder of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. The ...

21. Monty Norman

Soundtrack | Dr. No

Monty Norman was born on April 4, 1928 in London, England, UK. He was a composer, known for Dr. No (1962), GoldenEye (1995) and Moonraker (1979). He was previously married to Rina Caesari and Diana Coupland. He died on July 11, 2022 in the United Kingdom.

22. Bob Rafelson

Producer | Five Easy Pieces

Bob Rafelson was an American film director, writer and producer. He is regarded as one of the founders of the New Hollywood movement in the 1970s. Among his best-known films are Five Easy Pieces (1970), The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981). He was also one of...

23. David Warner

Actor | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Distinguished character actor David Hattersley Warner was born on July 29, 1941 in Manchester, England, to Ada Doreen (Hattersley) and Herbert Simon Warner. He was born out of wedlock and raised by each of his parents, eventually settling with his itinerant father and stepmother. He only saw his ...

24. Paul Sorvino

Actor | Repo! The Genetic Opera

Tall, dark and imposing American actor Paul Sorvino made a solid career of portraying authority figures.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother, Angela (Renzi), was a piano teacher, of Italian descent. His father, Ford Sorvino, was an Italian immigrant who worked in a robe factory as a ...

25. Nichelle Nichols

Actress | Star Trek

Nichelle Nichols was one of 10 children born to parents Lishia and Samuel Nichols in Robbins, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. She was a singer and dancer before turning to acting and finding fame in her groundbreaking role of Lt. Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek (1966) series.

As long as she could remember,...

26. Clu Gulager

Actor | The Return of the Living Dead

Clu Gulager was born William Martin Gulager in Holdenville, Hughes County, Oklahoma. His nickname was given to him by his father for the clu-clu birds (known in English as martins, like his middle name) that were nesting at the Gulager home at the time Clu was born. He grew up on his uncle's ranch ...

27. Pat Carroll

Actress | The Little Mermaid

Actress and entertainer Pat Carroll played everything from chatterbox wives to wicked stepsisters on TV, and from Gertrude Stein to Shakespeare's Falstaff on stage. Even at 80 plus, the plucky comedienne showed no sign of stopping any time The riotous Pat Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana ...

28. Olivia Newton-John

Soundtrack | Grease

Olivia Newton-John was an English singer and actress who was born on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK. In 1954, her family relocated to Australia when her father was offered a job as the dean of a Presbyterian college in Melbourne. After winning a singing talent contest...

29. Raymond Briggs

Writer | The Snowman

Raymond Briggs was born on January 18, 1934 in Wimbledon, London, England, UK. He was a writer and actor, known for The Snowman (1982), Ethel & Ernest (2016) and When the Wind Blows (1986). He was previously married to Jean Taprell Clark. He died on August 9, 2022 in Brighton, East Sussex, ...

30. Anne Heche

Actress | Six Days Seven Nights

Anne Celeste Heche was an American actress, director, and screenwriter. She came to recognition portraying Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the soap opera Another World (1964), which won her a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards. She came to mainstream prominence in the late 1990s ...

31. Wolfgang Petersen

Director | Das Boot

A controversial film maker, Wolfgang Petersen has at once been lauded for his professionalism and attention to detail and decried for turning out a string of standard commercial Hollywood blockbusters. The son of a naval officer, Petersen held a lifelong fascination with the sea and naval subjects....

32. Virginia Patton

Actress | It's a Wonderful Life

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Virginia Patton was raised in Portland, Oregon, where she graduated from Jefferson High School in 1942. Her high school goal was to "make it in Hollywood". She relocated to Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California, where she starred in a play written ...

33. Gerald Potterton

Director | Heavy Metal

Gerald Potterton was born on March 8, 1931 in London, England, UK. He was a director and writer, known for Heavy Metal (1981), The Railrodder (1965) and Yellow Submarine (1968). He died on August 23, 2022 in Cowansville, Québec, Canada.

34. Ralph Eggleston

Art_department | Monsters, Inc.

Ralph Eggleston was born on October 18, 1965 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He was an art director, known for Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003) and WALL·E (2008). He died on August 28, 2022 in California, USA.

35. Marsha Hunt

Actress | Pride and Prejudice

Stardom somehow eluded this vastly gifted actress. Had it not perhaps been for her low-level profile compounded by her McCarthy-era blacklisting in the early 1950s, there is no telling what higher tier Marsha Hunt might have attained. Perhaps her work was not flashy enough, or too subdued, or ...

36. Jean-Luc Godard

Director | Bande à part

Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of ...

37. Louise Fletcher

Actress | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Episcopal minister Robert Fletcher and his wife Estelle, both of whom were deaf, Louise Fletcher was introduced to performing at a young age by the aunt who taught her to speak. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, she took a trip out west with her...

38. Eileen Ryan

Actress | Feast

Eileen Ryan was born on October 16, 1927 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Feast (2005), Parenthood (1989) and Eight Legged Freaks (2002). She was previously married to Leo Penn. She died on October 9, 2022 in Malibu, California, USA.

39. Angela Lansbury

Actress | The Manchurian Candidate

Angela Lansbury was born in 1925 into a prominent family of the upper middle class living in the Regent's Park neighborhood of London. Her father was socialist politician Edgar Isaac Lansbury (1887-1935), a member of both the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) and the Labour Party. Edgar ...

40. Robbie Coltrane

Actor | Cracker

Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise.

Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, a ...

41. Leslie Jordan

Actor | The Help

For such a diminutive (4' 11") frame, character actor Leslie (Allen) Jordan had a tall talent for scene-stealing. Hailing from the South, as his dead-giveaway drawl quickly exposed, he was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 29, 1955, and raised in a highly conservative, deeply religious ...

42. Douglas McGrath

Writer | Emma

Douglas McGrath was born on February 12, 1958 in Midland, Texas, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Emma (1996), Bullets Over Broadway (1994) and Small Time Crooks (2000). He was previously married to Jane Read Martin. He died on November 3, 2022 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

43. Leslie Phillips

Actor | Venus

A much-loved comic actor who has specialized in playing plummy, quintessentially English stereotypes, Leslie Phillips' heart was in acting from a very young age. He received elocution lessons as a child in order to lose his natural cockney accent (at that time a regional British accent was a major ...

44. Gray Frederickson

Producer | The Godfather Part II

Gray Frederickson was born on July 21, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He was a producer and production manager, known for The Godfather Part II (1974), Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Godfather (1972). He was previously married to Karen. He died on November 20, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,...

45. Mickey Kuhn

Actor | A Streetcar Named Desire

One of Hollywood's staple child actors during the 30s and 40s, Mickey Kuhn played alongside many a top Hollywood star from Leslie Howard and Conrad Nagel's son to playing Dick Tracy's ward. Once he reached the "awkward teens" stage, however, he found himself primarily unemployed or in unbilled ...

46. Irene Cara

Soundtrack | Fame

Actress, singer, songwriter, and producer Irene Cara was destined for a life of accomplishments that millions strive for but very few actually attain. From being able to play the piano by ear at age five to earning an Oscar, multiple Grammys, a Golden Globe, and a People's Choice Award, Irene's ...

47. Julia Reichert

Producer | American Factory

Julia Reichert has been called a godmother of the US independent film movement and is a three time Oscar-nominee. Her film Growing Up Female was the first feature documentary of the modern Women's Movement. It was recently chosen for inclusion on the National Film Registry.

Her films Union Maids and...

48. Mylène Demongeot

Actress | Les sorcières de Salem

Mylène Demongeot, one of the blond sex symbols of French cinema during the 1950s and 1960s, managed to overcome typecasting and survived a long hiatus before a stellar comeback in her 70s. She appeared in more than 70 films, including such classics as the Fantomas trilogy.

She was born Marie-Helene ...

49. Kirstie Alley

Actress | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Kirstie Louise Alley was an American actress. Her breakout role was as Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom Cheers (1987-1993), receiving an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe in 1991 for the role. From 1997 to 2000, she starred in the sitcom Veronica's Closet, earning additional Emmy and Golden Globe ...

50. Angelo Badalamenti

Composer | Mulholland Dr.

Angelo Badalamenti was born on March 22, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a composer and actor, known for Mulholland Drive (2001), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) and Lost Highway (1997). He was previously married to Lonny Irgens. He died on December 11, 2022 in Lincoln ...

51. Owen Roizman

Cinematographer | The French Connection

Ace cinematographer Owen Roizman was born September 22, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York. His father Sol was a cinematographer for Fox Movietone News and his uncle Morrie Roizman was a film editor. Owen studied math and physics at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He began his career shooting TV ...

52. Edward R. Pressman

Producer | The Crow

With over 80 diverse motion pictures and more than 30 years of experience to his credit, native New Yorker and film producer Edward R. Pressman has forged a career of international renown, marked by originality and eclecticism. Throughout his maverick career, he has brought numerous emerging ...

53. Donn Cambern

Editor | Romancing the Stone

Donn Cambern was born on October 9, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an editor, known for Romancing the Stone (1984), The Bodyguard (1992) and Easy Rider (1969). He was previously married to Patricia Lee Cambern. He died on January 18, 2023 in the USA.

54. Melinda Dillon

Actress | Magnolia

Melinda Dillon came to prominence with the role of Jillian Guiler, a mother whose child is abducted by aliens in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). Dillon's performance in the film earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. A few years later, Dillon ...

55. Burt Bacharach

Soundtrack | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Burt Bacharach is a well known and multi award winning singer and song writer. He has been married to Jane Hansen since 1993, and they have two children together. She is his fourth wife and he has four children. He has worked on many sound tracks including the smash hit, "Beware of the Blob" for ...

56. Hugh Hudson

Director | Chariots of Fire

In the late '40s the old Etonian, after National Service in the army wanted to get into films but found the doors were closed to him, so he worked on commercials for about 20 years...then David Putnam gave him a chance to direct Chariots of Fire which was a hit, and he never looked back..

57. Carlos Saura

Writer | Cría cuervos

Spanish director, writer, producer (2 films) and actor (2 films). His interest in cinema started when he was very young. His mother, who was a pianist, instilled in him the liking for music, and his brother, Antonio, who was a painter, the passion for art. When he was an teenager he started to ...

58. Raquel Welch

Actress | The Three Musketeers

A new reigning '60s international sex symbol took to the cinematic throne as soon as Raquel Welch emerged from the sea in her purposely depleted, furry prehistoric bikini. Tantalizingly wet with her garb clinging to all the right amazonian places, One Million Years B.C. (1966), if nothing else, ...

59. Stella Stevens

Actress | The Poseidon Adventure

The early film career of Stella Stevens could be said to mirror that of Marilyn Monroe. She began by playing a succession of sensuous, blond glamour girls, from naïve virgins and funny coquettes to precocious or briny-tongued floozies. Her early maturity on screen may have reflected her own ...

60. Walter Mirisch

Producer | In the Heat of the Night

Walter Mirisch and brothers Marvin Mirisch and Harold Mirisch were one of the most successful producing teams in Hollywood history. Their Mirisch Company produced such diverse hits as Some Like It Hot (1959), The Magnificent Seven (1960), West Side Story (1961), The Great Escape (1963), The Pink ...

61. Burny Mattinson

Writer | The Great Mouse Detective

Burny Mattinson's helmed the Academy Award-nominated 1983 animated featurette "Mickey's Christmas Carol." In 1986, wrote, produced and directed "The Great Mouse Detective." Mattinson's worked on"Sleeping Beauty," "101 Dalmatians," "The Sword in the Stone," "The Jungle Book," "The Aristocats" and "...

62. Tom Sizemore

Actor | Saving Private Ryan

Tom Sizemore rose in prominence throughout the 1990s, establishing himself as a memorable tough-guy actor, sought by the most respected directors in the business.

Thomas Edward Sizemore, Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Judith (Schannault), an ombudsman staff member, and Thomas Edward Sizemore, ...

63. Jay Weston

Producer | Night of the Juggler

Jay Weston was born on March 9, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and actor, known for Night of the Juggler (1980), Bell Book and Candle and Side Out (1990). He was previously married to Annabelle Weston. He died on February 28, 2023 in Woodland Hills, California, ...

64. Topol

Actor | Fiddler on the Roof

Topol was born on September 9, 1935 in Tel Aviv, Palestine [now Israel]. He was an actor and producer, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Flash Gordon (1980) and For Your Eyes Only (1981). He was previously married to Galia Topol. He died on March 9, 2023 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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