Date of Death between 1964-01-01 and 1964-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Peter Lorre
Actor | Casablanca
Peter Lorre was born László Lowenstein on Rózsahegy, Hungary. He was educated in elementary and secondary schools in Vienna, Austria. As a youth, he ran away from home, worked as a bank clerk and, after stage training in Vienna, made his acting debut in Zurich. He remained unknown, traveling for ...
2. Alan Ladd
Actor | Shane
Alan Walbridge Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the only child of Ina Raleigh (aka Selina Rowley) and Alan Ladd, a freelance accountant. His mother was English, from County Durham, and his paternal grandparents were Canadian. His father died when he was four. At age five, he burned his ...
Actor | Lifeboat
William Bendix was not a son of Brooklyn, New York, although because of his stereotypical "Brooklyn accent" it has been widely supposed that he was. Bendix was actually born in the Borough of Manhattan (New York City proper), in a midtown flat hard by the tracks of the long-since defunct ...
4. Marty Martyn
Actor | Night After Night
Marty Martyn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1903. His birth name was Morris Kolinsky, and he was the son of Ukrainian-born parents, Philip and Rebecca Kolinsky. His father operated a clothes press in a tailor shop. Marty grew up in Philadelphia before moving with his younger sister, ...
Actor | Psycho
Frank Albertson entered the film industry in 1922 as a prop boy, but soon graduated into acting. He was a prolific and reliable character actor who occasionally played the lead in a "B" picture, but was used mainly as a supporting actor in scores of films, often cast as a wisecracking cab driver, a...
Actress | One-Eyed Jacks
Pina Pellicer was, and still is, one of the most beloved Mexican actresses of all time. She set a standard for realism in a time when "melodrama" and "artificial" acting still ran rampant. She was best known for her groundbreaking performance in One-Eyed Jacks (1961) with Marlon Brando. She is ...
Actor | The Ten Commandments
Sir Cedric Hardwicke, one of the great character actors in the first decades of the talking picture, was born in Lye, England on February 19, 1893. Hardwicke attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his stage debut in 1912. His career was interrupted by military service in World War I, ...
Actor | In a Lonely Place
A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Law, Morris Ankrum was an attorney and an economics professor before switching careers and joining the theater. He was a veteran stage actor by the time he entered the film industry in the 1930s. His film career spanned 1933-65, during ...
9. Sam Cooke
Soundtrack | Innerspace
Sam Cooke was born January 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was one of eight children of Charles Cook Sr., a Baptist minister. When Sam sang as a little boy in church, everyone made note that his voice had "something special". He sang in church and in local gospel choirs until a group called...
Actor | The Diary of Anne Frank
An imposing Austrian import-turned-matinée idol on the silent screen, Hollywood actor Joseph Schildkraut went on to conquer talking films as well -- with Oscar-winning results. Inclined towards smooth, cunning villainy, his Oscar came instead for his sympathetic portrayal of Captain Alfred Dreyfus ...
11. Ian Fleming
Writer | Casino Royale
Born into a wealthy and influential English family, Ian Fleming spent his early years attending top British schools such as Eton and Sandhurst military academy. He took to writing while schooling in Kitzbuhel, Austria, and upon failing the entrance requirements for Foreign Service joined the news ...
12. Gracie Allen
Actress | A Damsel in Distress
Gracie Allen was born on July 26, 1895 in San Francisco, California, USA as Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen. She was an actress, known for A Damsel in Distress (1937), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950) and The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939). She was married to George Burns. She died ...
13. Harpo Marx
Actor | A Night at the Opera
With the big, poofy, curly red hair, a top hat, and a horn, the lovable mute was the favorite of the Marx Brothers. Though chasing woman was a favorite routine of his in the movies, Harpo was a devoted father and husband. He adopted the mute routine in vaudeville and carried it over to the films. ...
14. Jack Pennick
Actor | Fort Apache
Jack Pennick was an American film actor, a familiar face, primarily in the movies of John Ford. He was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of gold miner Albert R. and Bessie (Murray) Pennick. After himself working as a gold miner, Pennick joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served, with the Pekin ...
15. Kathryn Card
Actress | I Love Lucy
Kathryn Card was born on October 4, 1892 in Butte, Montana, USA as Catherine Rose Sheehan. She was an actress, known for I Love Lucy (1951), Born to Kill (1947) and The Hucksters (1947). She was married to Erwin Foster Card. She died on March 1, 1964 in Costa Mesa, California, USA.
16. Renee Godfrey
Actress | Inherit the Wind
Sultry-eyed, dark-haired and exquisite-looking, New York City native Renee Godfrey certainly had the earnestness and requisite beauty to catapult herself to the top of the film industry but, in the end, fell short of her initial potential. She later put her career on the back burner to raise a ...
17. Diana Wynyard
Actress | Cavalcade
One of the outstanding stage actresses of her time, Diana Wynyard will always be remembered for her unforgettable performance in the British version of the thriller Gaslight (1940) (re-made in Hollywood in 1944 with Ingrid Bergman). Starring opposite the great Anton Walbrook, she played the part of...
18. Harry Shannon
Actor | Citizen Kane
Born and raised on a farm in Michigan in 1890, Irish-American character actor Harry Shannon had the credentials for becoming a staple player in westerns. He started off his career traveling around with repertory and stock companies and developed his musical abilities in tent shows, burlesque houses...
19. Carol Haney
Actress | Invitation to the Dance
She was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts and went to New Bedford High School. Even before graduating in 1942, she had opened a dance studio where she taught dancing. Dancing was in her blood from an early age, and she performed often at high school festivities, the Mexican Hat Dance being one of ...
20. Robert Warwick
Actor | In a Lonely Place
A prominent matinée stage and silent-film star with handsome features offset only slightly by a prominent proboscis, Robert Warwick was born and raised in Sacramento, California, as Robert Taylor Bien. The gift of music was instilled at an early age (he sang in his church choir) and he initially ...
21. Ben Hecht
Writer | Notorious
Ben Hecht, one of Hollywood's and Broadway's greatest writers, won an Oscar for best original story for Underworld (1927) at the first Academy Awards in 1929 and had a hand in the writing of many classic films. He was nominated five more times for the best writing Oscar, winning (along with writing...
22. Earle Hodgins
Actor | Oregon Trail
Earle Hodgins was born on October 6, 1893 in Payson, Utah, USA as George Earl Hodgins. He was an actor, known for Oregon Trail (1945), The Sagebrush Family Trails West (1940) and The San Antonio Kid (1944). He was married to Elizabeth Birss Ogilvie and Sue Henley. He died on April 14, 1964 in ...
23. Addison Richards
Actor | The Ten Commandments
Addison Richards was born on October 20, 1902 in Zanesville, Ohio, USA as Addison Whitaker Richards Jr. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) and Ball of Fire (1941). He was married to Patricia Anne Sarazln and Anna Vivian Eccles. He died on ...
24. Cole Porter
Soundtrack | At Long Last Love
Cole Porter was born June 9, 1891, at Peru, Indiana, the son of pharmacist Samuel Fenwick Porter and Kate Cole. Cole was raised on a 750-acre fruit ranch. Kate Cole married Samuel Porter in 1884 and had two children, Louis and Rachel, who both died in infancy. Porter's grandfather, J.G. Cole, was a...
25. Mona Barrie
Actress | Something to Sing About
Sometimes described as a poor man's Kay Francis, brunette, hazel-eyed Mona Barrie possessed neither quite the looks nor the personality required to become a major player in 1930's Hollywood. Nonetheless, the London-born and Australian-educated former childhood ballerina (born Mona Barlee, daughter ...
26. Percy Kilbride
Actor | The Egg and I
He had a long career in theater before making movies, playing hundreds of roles, mostly rustic bumpkins, in stage and stock. His film career included two isolated early films: White Woman (1933) and Soak the Rich (1936). It began in earnest with the part of Orion Peabody in the Spencer Tracy-...
27. Bert Stevens
Actor | Perry Mason
Bert Stevens was born on February 26, 1905 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA as Malcolm Byron Stevens. He was an actor, known for Perry Mason (1957) and Trackdown (1957). He was married to Caryl Lincoln and Elizabeth Zilker. He died on December 14, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.
28. Clarence Kolb
Actor | His Girl Friday
Contrary to his familiar image, Clarence Kolb started out as one half of a vaudeville comedy act, Kolb and Dill. He made a few shorts in 1916 and a feature in 1917, but went back to vaudeville and the stage immediately thereafter, and did not return to films until the late 1930s. His stern, ...
29. Paul Cavanagh
Actor | Tarzan and His Mate
Cambridge-educated Paul Cavanagh appeared in pictures as the epitome of the debonair, well-dressed Englishman. The former barrister and Royal Canadian Mountie turned to acting in 1924 and had a starring role on Broadway in 'Scotland Yard' (1929). His film career began in 1928 and lasted just over ...
Actor | The Guns of Navarone
Sir Christopher Rhodes, 3rd baronet was the only son of Sir John Rhodes DSO, 2nd baronet and former chairman of Thomas Rhodes Ltd, cotton spinners and manufacturers. Educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford. He succeeded his father to the baronency in 1955.
He served in the Essex regiment ...
31. Eddie Cantor
Soundtrack | Kid Millions
Singer, songwriter ("Merrily We Roll Along"), comedian, author and actor, educated in public schools. He made his first public appearance in Vaudeville in 1907 at New York's Clinton Music Hall, then became a member of the Gus Edwards Gang, later touring vaudeville with Lila Lee as the team Cantor &...
32. Edward Van Sloan
Actor | Frankenstein
US character actor; he of the close-cropped gray hair, thick spectacles and clipped, ominous tones who would serve most memorably as the nemesis of evil-doers and monsters in 30's and 40's horror movies and suspensers, antagonizing first the likes of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff and then, years ...
33. Charles Stevens
Actor | The Three Musketeers
Charles Stevens was born on May 26, 1893 in Solomonsville, Arizona, USA as Carlos Stevens. He is known for his work on The Three Musketeers (1921), Call of the Wild (1935) and The Americano (1916). He was married to Lila Ethel Berry. He died on August 22, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.
34. Cheerio Meredith
Actress | The Andy Griffith Show
Cheerio Meredith was born as Edwina Lucille Hoffmann on July 12, 1890 in Missouri. She was originally a stage actress until breaking into films and TV. She was a regular as Emma Brand and Emma Watson on "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960)" and appeared in "One Happy Family" (1961) as Lovey Hackett. She...
36. Guru Dutt
Actor | Pyaasa
Considered to be a man ahead of his time, Guru Dutt was one of the greatest icons of commercial Indian cinema. Although he made less than ten films, they are believed to be the best to come from Bollywood's Golden Age, known both for their ability to reach out to the common man and for their ...
37. Jimmie Dodd
Actor | Thundering Trails
Composer, songwriter ("Mickey Mouse March"), actor, singer, guitarist and conductor, Jimmie Dodd was educated at the University of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Conservatory and Vanderbilt University. He began his career in 1933 as a guitarist and singer on radio, coming to Hollywood in 1937 to play ...
38. Dennis Moore
Actor | Raiders of Ghost City
A dark-haired, durably handsome and dependable cowboy actor equipped with a strong stance and taciturn seriousness both on and off camera, Dennis Moore was cast as both hero and villain in his three-decade-long career. A player in well over 200 "B"-level oaters and serials during the 1930s, 1940s ...
39. Paul Carpenter
Actor | The Hornet's Nest
Paul Carpenter was born on December 8, 1921 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Patrick Paul Lane Charpentier. He was an actor and writer, known for The Hornet's Nest (1955), The Unholy Four (1954) and Maigret voit rouge (1963). He was married to Kim Parker and Pauline Black. He died on June 12, 1964 in...
40. James McKechnie
James McKechnie was born on April 8, 1911 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was an actor, known for The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Scott of the Antarctic (1948) and Caesar and Cleopatra (1945). He was married to Mary Hill Ross. He died on May 7, 1964 in London, England.
41. John Emery
Actor | Spellbound
John Emery was born on May 20, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), Rocketship X-M (1950) and The Spanish Main (1945). He was married to Tamara Geva, Tallulah Bankhead and Patricia Calvert. He died on November 16, 1964 in New York City.
42. Edie Martin
Actress | The Man in the White Suit
Edie Martin was born on January 1, 1880 in Marylebone, London, England as Edith Emma Martin. She was an actress, known for The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and Kidnapped (1959). She was married to Felix William Pitt (actor). She died on February 21, 1964 in Brixton, ...
43. J.M. Kerrigan
Actor | Gone with the Wind
J.M. Kerrigan was born on December 16, 1884 in Dublin, Ireland as Joseph M. Kerrigan. He was an actor and director, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and My Cousin Rachel (1952). He died on April 29, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.
44. Reed Howes
Actor | Super Speed
American silent-era leading man who became a familiar heavy in B-Westerns of the talkie period. Born Hermon (not Herman) Reed Howes in Washington, D.C., in 1900, he served as an apprentice seaman in the U.S. Navy during the last year of the First World War. After the war he graduated from the ...
45. El Brendel
Actor | Just Imagine
El Brendel was born on March 25, 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Elmer Goodfellow Brendel. He was an actor, known for Just Imagine (1930), Wings (1927) and The Big Trail (1930). He was married to Flo Bert. He died on April 9, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.
46. Rudolph Maté
Cinematographer | Gilda
One of the most respected cinematographers in the industry, Polish-born Rudolph Mate entered the film business after his graduation from the University of Budapest. He worked in Hungary as an assistant cameraman for Alexander Korda and later worked throughout Europe with noted cameraman Karl Freund...
47. Charles Meredith
Actor | Rocky Jones, Space Ranger
Actor Charles Meredith had the requisite good looks to become a popular silent film leading man. Tall, dark and exceedingly good-looking with distinctive high-parted hair, he played opposite Blanche Sweet, Mary Miles Minter, Florence Vidor, Katherine MacDonald, and other top stars of the day in ...
48. Mary Jane Gumm
Actress | The Wedding of Jack and Jill
Mary Jane Gumm was born on September 24, 1915 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She had two younger sisters - Virginia and Frances. Their parents, Frank and Ethel Gumm, owned a local theater. Frank was gay and the couple had an unhappy marriage. In 1926 they were forced to move to Lancaster, California ...
Costume Designer | An American in Paris
Studied art in Australia, then sailed to New York to become an actor. A job painting murals in a nightclub lead to work designing titles for Fox East Coast studios. Went to Hollywood in 1932 and worked at Warner Brothers First National Studios before moving on to Universal, RKO, Fox, and MGM. ...
50. Gertrude Michael
Actress | The Last Outpost
Gertrude Michael was born in Talladega, Alabama, on June 1, 1911. After graduating from high school, she appeared on radio, as a musician and "Home Arts" advisor. A piano prodigy, she dropped out of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music at age 18 to pursue acting. It was in Cincinnati, in 1929, that...