Date of Death between 1960-01-01 and 1960-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Clark Gable
Actor | It Happened One Night
William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable, an oil-well driller. He was of German, Irish, and Swiss-German descent. When he was seven months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle ...
2. Ward Bond
Actor | The Quiet Man
Gruff, burly American character actor. Born in 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska (confirmed by Social Security records; sources stating 1905 or Denver, Colorado are in error.) Bond grew up in Denver, the son of a lumberyard worker. He attended the University of Southern California, where he got work as ...
Actor | Men of the Hour
With smooth, boyish good looks, Richard Cromwell had the makings of a Hollywood star while talking movies were in their infancy. Falling far short of that goal, some of which was his own doing, he is hardly remembered today. The equivalent back then in fresh-faced, fair-haired appeal to 60s Dr. ...
Actress | The Shop Around the Corner
Born in Norfolk, Virginia to wealthy stockbroker Cornelius Hancock Sullavan and heiress Garland Council Sullavan, Margaret Brooke overcame a muscle weakness in her childhood to go on to become a rebellious teenager at posh private schools. She went on to perform with the University Players at ...
Actor | The Big Sleep
An American character actor who specialized in "average joes", often timid or down-on-their-luck, Louis Jean Heydt was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and educated at Worcester Academy and Dartmouth College. He intended a career in journalism and worked as a reporter for the old New York World, but ...
6. Véra Clouzot
Actress | Les diaboliques
Véra Gibson-Amado, known professionally as Véra Clouzot, was a Brazilian-French actress.
In 1941, Véra met French actor Léo Lapara, a member of the theater company of Louis Jouvet, who toured in Brazil during World War II. Vera married the actor, taking part in the company's South American tour that...
Actor | Smultronstället
Victor Sjöström was born on September 20, 1879, and is the undisputed father of Swedish film, ranking as one of the masters of world cinema. His influence lives on in the work of Ingmar Bergman and all those directors, both Swedish and international, influenced by his work and the works of ...
Actor | The Thin Man
Edward S. Brophy was born on February 27, 1895 in New York City and educated at the University of Virginia. He became a bit and small-part in the movies starting in 1919, but switched to behind-the-scenes work for job security, though he continued appearing in small parts. While serving as a ...
Actor | Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Walter Catlett carved out a career for himself playing excitable, officious blowhards, and few actors did it better. A San Francisco native, he started out in vaudeville - with a detour for a while in opera - before breaking into films in the mid-1920s. Two of his best remembered roles were as the ...
10. Hope Emerson
Actress | Caged
Although there may have been "bigger" actresses in Hollywood's history, there were few "larger" than Hope Emerson. At 6' 2" and 230 pounds, she towered over many of her male co-stars, and her size, brusque voice and stern demeanor typed her for a career in villainous roles, such as her star turn as...
11. Jacques Becker
Writer | Le trou
His interest in films was stimulated by a meeting with King Vidor, who offered him employment in the US as actor and assistant director. However, he remained in France and became assistant to Jean Renoir, a friend of the family, during that director's peak period (1932-39). In 1934 he ventured ...
12. Douglas Spencer
Actor | The Thing from Another World
Douglas Spencer was born on February 10, 1910 in Princeton, Illinois, USA as William Henry Mesenkop. He is known for his work on The Thing from Another World (1951), This Island Earth (1955) and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). He died on October 6, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actress | The Easiest Way
Clara Kimball Young was born Clarisa Kimball on September 6, 1890, to Edward Kimball and the former Mrs. E.M. Kimball, traveling stock company actors with the Holden Co. Though she claimed Chicago as her birthplace, there are no records of her being born in Cook County--which includes Chicago--and ...
14. Sam Buffington
Actor | Invasion of the Saucer Men
Sam Buffington was born on October 12, 1931 in Swansea, Massachusetts, USA as Samuel Elisha Buffington. He was an actor, known for Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957), Damn Citizen (1958) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). He was married to Patsy Ann Whitehouse. He died on May 15, 1960 in Los ...
15. George Zucco
Actor | The Cat and the Canary
At 22, George Zucco decided to begin his stage career in earnest in the Canadian provinces in 1908. In the course of the following decade, he also performed in an American vaudeville tour with his young wife, Frances, in a routine called "The Suffragette." As World War I grew in scale, Zucco ...
16. Diana Barrymore
Actress | Between Us Girls
"Too Much, Too Soon" was the story of Diana's life, and the title of her autobiography. Her father was stage and screen legend John Barrymore; and her mother was Blanche Oelrichs (who wrote under the masculine pseudonym Michael Strange), who had just divorced Mr. Thomas and had 2 children (Leonard ...
17. Dennis Hoey
Actor | Terror by Night
Dennis Hoey was born on March 30, 1893 in London, England as Samuel David Hyams. He was an actor, known for Terror by Night (1946), Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) and The Spider Woman (1943). He was married to Josephine Marta Ricca and Sarah Pearl Lyons (known as Cissie). He died on July 25, ...
18. Ian Keith
Actor | The Ten Commandments
Ian Keith became a well regarded fixture on the Broadway stage during the 1920s, but from 1924 through the remainder of the decade he expanded his acting into a string of silent movies as well. To begin the next decade, he appeared in the cast of Abraham Lincoln (1930), one of the later movies of ...
19. John Miljan
Actor | The Ten Commandments
John Miljan was born on November 9, 1892 in Lead City, South Dakota, USA as Jovan Miljanovic. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) and The Fallen Sparrow (1943). He was married to Victoria Lowe Creighton. He died on January 24, 1960 in Hollywood, Los ...
20. Albert Camus
Writer | The Misunderstanding
Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913, in Mondovi, Algeria. His parents were Spanish-French-Algerian (pied noir) colonists. His father, named Lucien Camus died in the Battle of Marne (1914) during WWI. His mother, named Catherine Helene Sintes was of Spanish origin, she was a mute deaf, due to ...
21. Harry Tenbrook
Actor | They Were Expendable
Harry Tenbrook was born on October 9, 1887 in Oslo, Norway as Henry Olaf Hansen. He was an actor, known for They Were Expendable (1945), A Slight Case of Murder (1938) and The Land of Might (1912). He died on September 14, 1960 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
22. Gregory Ratoff
Actor | All About Eve
Producer, director and actor Gregory Ratoff was born in Samara, Russia on April 20, 1897, and studied at the University of St. Petersburg. His pursuit of a law career was interrupted by service in the Czar's army, and he fought in World War I. He later changed his focus and went on to make a name ...
23. Frank Lloyd
Director | Cavalcade
Frank Lloyd was an unpretentious, technically skilled director, who crafted several enduring Hollywood classics during the 1930's. He started out as a stage actor and singer in early 1900's London and was well-known as an imitator of Harry Lauder. After several years in music hall and with touring ...
24. Maude Eburne
Actress | The Bat Whispers
Eburne started on the stage in Ontario and New York, later appearing on Broadway in 1914, playing a cockney maid. She played comic servants on stage until 1930 then moved to films in 1931. On screen, she played a variety of roles from maids to aristocrats to pipe-smoking harridans. Eburne retired ...
25. Mack Sennett
Producer | A Small Town Idol
Mack Sennett was born Michael Sinnott on January 17, 1880 in Danville, Quebec, Canada, to Irish immigrant farmers. When he was 17, his parents moved the family to East Berlin, Connecticut, and he became a laborer at American Iron Works, a job he continued when they moved to Northampton, ...
26. David Cavendish
Actor | Captain Blood
David Cavendish was born on October 29, 1893 in Camberwell, Lambeth, Surrey, England as Frederick Leslie Allbeury. He was an actor, known for Captain Blood (1935), Two Arabian Knights (1927) and Random Harvest (1942). He died on October 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
27. Eddie Cochran
Soundtrack | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Eddie Cochran was born as Edward Raymond Cochran on October 3, 1938 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. When Eddie was 14, his parents moved to Bell Gardens, California where he began playing the guitar. In 1954, Eddie joined a local band with songwriter Hank Cochran where Eddie performed as the second ...
28. Basil Ruysdael
Actor | Broken Arrow
Basil Ruysdael was born on July 24, 1878 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Basil Spaulding Millspaugh. He was an actor, known for Broken Arrow (1950), Pinky (1949) and Colorado Territory (1949). He was married to Kathleen Dobbyn, Rose Swettenham and Eleanor Mason Manierre. He died on October 10, ...
29. Lynn Baggett
Actress | D.O.A.
Tall, regal, sultry-eyed, flame-haired (later blonde) Lynn Baggett is better remembered for her turbulent, unhappy private life than for her "B" level acting roles. Born Ruth Baggett in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 10, 1923, her father, David L., was in the oil business and her mother, the former ...
30. A.E. Matthews
Actor | The Million Pound Note
The venerable British stage and film actor A.E. Matthews was born Alfred Edward Matthews on November 22, 1869 in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England. The actor nicknamed "Matty" established himself on the British and American stage and in British films, taking up the craft after working as a clerk in a...
31. Pierre Watkin
Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Pierre Watkin was one of a stable of tall, distinguished-looking and sophisticated character actors (such as Russell Hicks, Jonathan Hale, Selmer Jackson and Samuel S. Hinds) whom Hollywood kept steadily employed playing political leaders, army officers, lawyers, wealthy businessmen and the like. ...
32. Cedric Gibbons
Art Director | An American in Paris
After graduating from New York's Art Students League he worked for his architect father, then started film work at Edison Studios in 1915 assisting Hugo Ballin. In 1918 he moved to Goldwyn as art director and, in 1924, began his 32 year stint as supervising art director for some 1500 MGM films, ...
35. Phyllis Haver
Actress | The Midnight Express
Phyllis Haver was born Phyllis O'Haver on January 6, 1899, in Douglas, KS. When she was a child her family moved to California. Young Phyllis got a job playing piano at a local movie theater. Producer Mack Sennett saw her and hired her to be one of his "Sennett Bathing Beauties". Between 1916-20 ...
36. Robert Griffin
Actor | I Was a Teenage Werewolf
Robert Griffin was born on July 31, 1902 in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), Serpent of the Nile (1953) and Gunsight Ridge (1957). He was married to Margaret Fuller. He died on December 19, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
37. Kathlyn Williams
Actress | The Rosary
Pioneer silver screen star Kathlyn Williams is primarily known as the spry blonde of the very first Hollywood cliffhanger, The Adventures of Kathlyn (1913), in which her real first name was used in the title. This accomplishment has resulted in many reference works mistakenly referring to her as an...
Actor | Seven Keys to Baldpate
Lucien Littlefield was born on August 16, 1895 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Lucien Lovell Littlefield. He was an actor and writer, known for Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929), The Cat and the Canary (1927) and Ruggles of Red Gap (1935). He was married to Constance Palmer. He died on June 4, 1960 in ...
39. Bob Reeves
Actor | The Lonesome Trail
Robert "Bob" Jasper Reeves was born on January 28, 1892 in Marlin, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and served in the US Army during World War I. In 1921 he was cast in a series of Western shorts that were called "Cactus Features". He and his leading lady Maryon Aye would make 18 Cactus ...
42. Joseph N. Welch
Actor | Anatomy of a Murder
Joseph N. Welch was born on October 22, 1890 in Primghar, Iowa, USA as Joseph Nye Welch. He was an actor, known for Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Startime (1959) and Kraft Theatre (1947). He was married to Agnes Rodgers Brown and Judith Lydon. He died on October 6, 1960 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA.
43. Doris Weston
Actress | Mandrake, the Magician
She was born of Swedish ancestry, Thyra Doris Marion Swanstrom, in Chicago, Illinois. Her career began as a singer on NBC radio and as a vocalist in nightclubs. A very pretty blonde, Doris got her first break of sorts in 1935 after appearing on "Major Bowe's Original Amateur Hour" in New York. She ...
44. Nevil Shute
Writer | On the Beach
Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, England. Decided early on an aeronautical career, and went to work for the de Havilland Aircraft Company as an engineer, where he was heavily involved in the construction of the airship R100. After the disastrous loss of the R101, built by the government in ...
45. Arthur Wontner
Actor | The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Wontner (1875-1960), the critics' choice. "No better "Sherlock Holmes" than Arthur Wontner is likely to be seen and heard in pictures, in our time... The keen, worn, kindly face and quiet prescient smile are out of the very pages of the book", Vincent Starrett's 'The Private Life of Sherlock...
47. Robert Morris
Actor | The Lineup
Robert Morris was born on January 7, 1935 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Morawczynski. He was an actor, known for The Lineup (1954), Law of the Plainsman (1959) and Naked City (1958). He was married to Janice Chapin. He died on May 22, 1960 in Lake Wohlford, California, USA.
48. Paul Kruger
Actor | The Heart of Maryland
Paul Kruger was born on July 24, 1895 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA as Henry Paul Kreuger. He was an actor, known for The Heart of Maryland (1927), Canon City (1948) and Hello, Everybody! (1933). He died on November 6, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
49. Alma Kruger
Actress | His Girl Friday
Matronly, grandmotherly character actress, in films 1935-47, best known as head nurse Molly Byrd in the "Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie" films of the 1930s and '40s. 64 years old when she made her film debut in William Wyler's "These Three" in 1935, she lived to be 88, dying in 1960.
50. Alfred E. Green
Director | The Jolson Story
One of the more prolific American directors, Alfred E. Green entered films in 1912 as an actor for the Selig Polyscope Co. He became an assistant to director Colin Campbell and started directing two-reelers, turning to features in 1917. His career lasted into the mid-1950s but his output was mostly...