We Mourn Their Passing in 2011...

by HypnocraticGoat | last updated - 31 Dec 2011 | Public

...they dwell now in God's loving embrace.

1. Anne Francis

Actress | Forbidden Planet

Anne Francis got into show business quite early in life. She was born on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, New York (which is near Sing Sing prison), the only child of Phillip Francis, a businessman/salesman, and the former Edith Albertson. A natural little beauty, she became a John Robert Powers ...

2. Pete Postlethwaite

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film. Growing up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in ...

3. Richard D. Winters

Self | Band of Brothers

Richard D. Winters was born on January 21, 1918 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Band of Brothers (2001), The Last Days of World War II (2005) and American Experience (1988). He was married to Ethel. He died on January 2, 2011 in Palmyra, Pennsylvania.

4. Jill Haworth

Actress | Exodus

A slim, stunning, stylish-looking actress, British Jill Haworth (born Valerie Jill Haworth on August 15, 1945 in Sussex) was a free-spirited product of the 1960s. Her father was a textile magnate and sometime race car driver and mother an aspiring ballerina. Trained in dance herself, she attended ...

5. Gerry Rafferty

Soundtrack | Zodiac

Singer/songwriter Gerry Rafferty was born on April 16, 1947 in Paisley, Scotland. He was the third son of Irish miner and lorry driver Joseph Rafferty and Rafferty's Scottish wife Mary Skeffington. His abusive alcoholic father died when Gerry was only sixteen. Rafferty grew up in a council house on...

6. Peter Yates

Director | The Dresser

Having seen Robbery (1967) and Bullitt (1968), it comes as no surprise that Peter Yates started out as a professional racing car driver and team manager - albeit briefly - before turning his attention to film. The son of a military man, he was educated at Charterhouse School and trained at RADA, ...

7. David Nelson

Actor | The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

David Nelson was born 24 October 1936, New York, New York to Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Nelson. He attended Hollywood High School.

David was a film producer in Newport Beach and also directed several episodes of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952).

He started his own commercial production ...

8. Susannah York

Actress | Superman

The lovely Susannah York, a gamin, blue-eyed, cropped blonde British actress, displayed a certain crossover star quality when she dared upon the Hollywood scene in the early 1960s. A purposefully intriguing, enigmatic and noticeably uninhibited talent, she was born Susannah Yolande Fletcher on ...

9. Don Kirshner

Producer | Toomorrow

Don Kirshner was born on April 17, 1934 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Donald Kirshner. He is known for his work on Toomorrow (1970), The Kowboys (1970) and The Persuaders! (1971). He was married to Sheila Grod. He died on January 17, 2011 in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

10. Sargent Shriver

Self | The American President

One of America's greatest unsung leaders. Sargent Shriver was not only George McGovern's running mate in the 1972 Presidential election, but also served at one time as the Ambassador to France (1968-1970). In addition, he was the first to head up the Peace Corps, served as the first director of the...

11. Jack LaLanne

Actor | Peter Gunn

LaLanne was addicted to sugar as a child, causing him to commit acts of violence, including setting his parents' house on fire and attacking his brother with an axe. He was so weak his family physician recommended he be removed from school to rest and regain his strength. Around this time, he and ...

12. David Frye

Self | Toast of the Town

David Frye was born on November 21, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as David Shapiro. He was an actor, known for The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), The ABC Comedy Hour (1972) and The Kraft Music Hall (1967). He died on January 24, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

13. Charlie Louvin

Soundtrack | The Slaughter Rule

Charlie Louvin was born on July 7, 1927 in Section, Alabama, USA as Charlie Elzer Loudermilk. He was married to Betty Harrison. He died on January 26, 2011 in Wartrace, Tennessee, USA.

14. John Barry

Music_department | Dances with Wolves

John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic ...

15. Charlie Callas

Actor | Switch

Born Charles Callias in Brooklyn, NY on December 20, 1927, he served in the US Army in Germany during World War 2.

Originally a drummer, he played with Tommy Dorsey, Claude Thornhill and Buddy Rich. He was always clowning around and would drive the band members crazy on the bus as they traveled. So ...

16. Maria Schneider

Actress | Ultimo tango a Parigi

Maria Schneider was born on March 27, 1952 in Paris, France as Marie Christine Gélin. She was an actress, known for Last Tango in Paris (1972), Professione: reporter (1975) and Cari genitori (1973). She died on February 3, 2011 in Paris.

17. John Paul Getty III

Actor | Der Stand der Dinge

John Paul Getty III was born on November 5, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Jean Paul Getty. He was an actor, known for The State of Things (1982), The Territory (1981) and J. Paul Getty in Sutton Place (1972). He was married to Gisela Getty. He died on February 5, 2011 in Buckinghamshire, ...

18. Gary Moore

Soundtrack | The Last of the High Kings

Gary Moore was born on April 4, 1952 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Robert William Gary Moore. He was married to Kerry Booth. He died on February 6, 2011 in Estepona, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain.

19. Kenneth Mars

Actor | Young Frankenstein

Kenneth Mars was born on April 4, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Young Frankenstein (1974), The Producers (1967) and The Little Mermaid (1989). He was married to Barbara Newborn. He died on February 12, 2011 in Granada Hills, California, USA.

20. Betty Garrett

Actress | On the Town

A sunny singer, dancer and comic actress, Betty Garrett starred in several Hollywood musicals and stage roles. She was at the top of her game when the Communist scare in the 1950s brought her career to a screeching, ugly halt. She and her husband Larry Parks, an Oscar-nominated actor, were summoned...

21. George Shearing

Soundtrack | Guilty by Suspicion

George Shearing was born on August 13, 1919 in Battersea, London, England as George Albert Shearing. He was married to Eleanor Geffert and Beatrice Bayes. He died on February 14, 2011 in New York City, New York, USA.

22. Len Lesser

Actor | Kelly's Heroes

Len Lesser was born on December 3, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA as Leonard King Lesser. He was an actor, known for Kelly's Heroes (1970), How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) and Seinfeld (1989). He was married to Janice Burrell. He died on February 16, 2011 in Burbank, California, USA.

23. Jane Russell

Actress | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her father was a United States Army lieutenant and her mother had been a student of drama and an actress with a traveling troupe. Once Mr. Russell was mustered out of the service, the family took up residence in ...

24. Michael Gough

Actor | Batman

Tony Award-winning English actor Michael Gough, best known for playing the butler Alfred Pennyworth in the first four Batman (1989, 1992, 1995 & 1997) movies and for playing the arch-criminal Dr. Clement Armstrong in The Avengers (1961) episode "The Cybernauts", was an accomplished performer on ...

25. Ferlin Husky

Soundtrack | Hillbillys in a Haunted House

Ferlin Husky was born on December 3, 1925 in Cantwell, Missouri, USA as Ferlin Eugene Husky. He died on March 17, 2011 in Westmoreland, Tennessee, USA.

26. Elizabeth Taylor

Actress | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked ...

27. Geraldine A. Ferraro

Actress | Contact

Geraldine A. Ferraro was born on August 26, 1935 in Newburgh, New York, USA as Geraldine Anne Ferraro. She was an actress, known for Contact (1997), Murphy Brown (1988) and Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995). She was married to John Zaccaro. She died on March 26, 2011 in Boston,...

28. Farley Granger

Actor | Strangers on a Train

Farley Earle Granger was born in 1925 in San Jose, California, to Eva (Hopkins) and Farley Earle Granger, who owned an automobile dealership. Right out of high school, he was brought to the attention of movie producer Samuel Goldwyn, who cast him in a small role in The North Star (1943). He followed...

29. Kevin Jarre

Writer | Rambo: First Blood Part II

Kevin Jarre was born on August 6, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Kevin Briley. He was a writer and actor, known for Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Glory (1989) and The Mummy (1999). He died on April 3, 2011 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

30. Sidney Lumet

Director | 12 Angry Men

Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although ...

31. Arthur Marx

Writer | Mickey

Arthur Marx was born on July 21, 1921 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Arthur Julius Marx. He is known for his work on Mickey (1964), Blondie in the Dough (1947) and The Paul Lynde Show (1972). He was married to Lois Gilbert and Irene Kahn. He died on April 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, ...

32. Michael Sarrazin

Actor | They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Owning a pair of the most incredibly soulful and searching eyes you'll ever find, Michael Sarrazin's poetic drifters crept into Hollywood unobtrusively on little cat's feet, but it didn't take long for him to make his mark. Quiet yet uninhibited, the lean, laconic, fleshy-lipped actor with the ...

33. Elisabeth Sladen

Actress | Doctor Who

Elisabeth Sladen was born in Liverpool, England. She attended drama school for two years before joining the local repertory theatre in her home town of Liverpool. She met actor Brian Miller during her first production there and they were later married after meeting again in Manchester, three years ...

34. Poly Styrene

Soundtrack | Sid and Nancy

Poly Styrene was born on July 3, 1957 in Bromley, Kent, England as Marianne Joan Elliott-Said. She died on April 25, 2011 in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East-Sussex, England.

35. Phoebe Snow

Soundtrack | Kicking and Screaming

Phoebe Snow was born on July 17, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Phoebe Ann Laub. She was married to Philip Kearns. She died on April 26, 2011 in Edison, New Jersey, USA.

36. William Campbell

Actor | The High and the Mighty

William Campbell was born on October 30, 1923 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for The High and the Mighty (1954), Star Trek (1966) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He was married to Tereza Pavlovic, Barbara Bricker and Judith Campbell Exner. He died on April 28, 2011 in ...

37. Osama bin Laden

Self | Knowledge is for Acting Upon: The Manhattan Raid

Osama bin Laden was the criminal mastermind behind Al-Qaida and the world's most sought-after terrorist since the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Libya. He has released videos praising terrorist threats. Almost 10 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, on a late May 1, 2011 evening...

38. Jackie Cooper

Actor | Superman

Jackie Cooper was born John Cooper in Los Angeles, California, to Mabel Leonard, an Italian-American stage pianist, and John Cooper. Through his mother, he was the nephew of actress Julie Leonard, screenwriter Jack Leonard, and (by marriage) director Norman Taurog. Jackie served with the Navy in ...

39. Sada Thompson

Actress | Family

Renowned and highly respected actress Sada Thompson has earned critical acclaim both on stage and TV for her noble, strong-minded matrons, but her more challenging and compelling work has come when her characters have displayed darker, more neurotic tones.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the ...

40. Dana Wynter

Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

The daughter of a noted surgeon, Dana Wynter was born Dagmar Winter in Berlin, Germany, and grew up in England. When she was 16 her father went to Morocco to operate on a woman who wouldn't allow anyone else to attend her; he visited friends in Southern Rhodesia, fell in love with it and brought ...

41. John Maus

Self | Beat-Club

John Maus was born on November 12, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA as John Joseph Maus. He was married to Kathy Young. He died on May 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

42. Seve Ballesteros

Self | Morten og Peter i Dublin

Seve Ballesteros was born in 1957 in Pedrena, Spain as Severiano Ballesteros. He was married to Carmen Botin. He died on May 7, 2011 in Pedrena.

43. Dolores Fuller

Actress | Jail Bait

Dolores Fuller first got the idea that she wanted to get into the picture business at the age of ten, when she was an extra in the motel sequence of It Happened One Night (1934). She acted in school plays, modeled and landed a few jobs on TV. In the early 1950s, she and her actress-friend, Mona ...

44. Harmon Killebrew

Actor | Pastime

In the pre-steroids era, the most fearsome home-run hitter in the American League not named Babe Ruth (Mickey Mantle was a switch-hitter) was named Harmon Killebrew. The surname seemed to fit, as the husky Harmon certainly "killed" the ball, launching many massive moon-shots in old-time ball-yards ...

45. Randy Savage

Actor | Spider-Man

One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became a larger-than-life pop icon along with other wrestling superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka (aka "Superfly Jimmy Snuka"), Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock").

When ...

46. Joseph Brooks

Soundtrack | You Light Up My Life

Joseph Brooks was born on March 11, 1938 in New York City, New York, USA. He died on May 22, 2011 in Manhattan, New York City.

47. Jeff Conaway

Actor | Grease

Jeff Conaway was born on October 5, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Jeffery Charles William Michael Conaway. He was an actor, known for Grease (1978), Taxi (1978) and Babylon 5 (1994). He was married to Kerri Young and Rona Newton-John. He died on May 27, 2011 in Encino, Los Angeles, ...

48. Gil Scott-Heron

Soundtrack | The Hurricane

Gil Scott-Heron was born on April 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was married to Brenda Sykes. He died on May 27, 2011 in New York, New York, USA.

49. Andrew Gold

Soundtrack | The Nice Guys

Every day, somewhere across the globe, someone is enjoying the music of Andrew Gold. Whether it's his joyous ode "Thank You for Being a Friend," his plaintive hit "Lonely Boy," his chiming guitar work and supple arrangements on various classic tracks such as Linda Ronstadt's smash hit "You're No ...

50. Jack Kevorkian

Self | This Week

Controversial pathologist, writer and inventor, Jack Kevorkian was the only son of Levon Kevorkian a former auto-factory worker who owned an excavating company and his homemaker wife. He had 2 sisters. Kevorkian's parents were Armenian refugees, whose relatives were among the 1.5 millon victims of ...

51. James Arness

Actor | Gunsmoke

American leading man famed as the star of one of the longest-running shows in U.S. television history, Gunsmoke (1955). Born of Norwegian heritage (the family name, Aurness, had formerly been Aursness) in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Rolf and Ruth Duesler Aurness. His father was a traveling salesman ...

52. Art Balinger

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Art Balinger was born on February 1, 1915 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Arthur Brent Ballinger. He was an actor, known for The Towering Inferno (1974), The Swarm (1978) and Emergency! (1972). He died on June 10, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

53. Wild Man Fischer

Soundtrack | Derailroaded

A mentally disturbed street singer discovered by Frank Zappa. He recorded a double album for Zappa's Bizarre Records label, some of it with Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, the rest of it solo, giving full vent to non-metrical original material. He recorded again for the Rhino record label in ...

54. Clarence Clemons

Actor | Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Clarence Clemons was born on January 11, 1942 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Clarence Anicholas Clemons Jr. He was an actor, known for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) and Porky's Revenge (1985). He was married to Victoria Clemons, Elizabeth Connell-Barr and ...

55. Peter Falk

Actor | Columbo

Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was president of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, ...

56. Gene Colan

Writer | Blade: Trinity

Long-time comic book artist, perhaps best known for his work at Marvel. At that company, Gene drew a revival of the Sub-Mariner in the mid-1960s; took over from artist Don Heck on Iron Man; took over from John Romita Sr. on Daredevil; spent time drawing Captain America; and launched a successful ...

57. Elaine Stewart

Actress | The Bad and the Beautiful

Ravishing redhead Elaine Stewart came onto the film scene in the early 1950s and decorated a number of eastern and western films as well as crimers as a second-tier MGM star. Her striking, shapely beauty and "come hither" sensuality was on full display throughout the decade, often as a temptress or...

58. Anna Massey

Actress | Frenzy

Anna Massey was born on August 11, 1937 in Thakeham, West Sussex, England as Anna Raymond Massey. She was an actress, known for Frenzy (1972), The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) and The Machinist (2004). She was married to Dr. Uri Andres and Jeremy Brett. She died on July 2, 2011 in London, ...

59. Betty Ford

Actress | Mary Tyler Moore

Betty Ford was born on April 8, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Elizabeth Ann Bloomer. She was an actress and writer, known for Mary Tyler Moore (1970), Dynasty (1981) and The Betty Ford Story (1987). She was married to Gerald Ford and William C. Warren. She died on July 8, 2011 in Rancho Mirage,...

60. Sam Denoff

Actor | The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Composer ("Bupkis"), author and actor, educated at Adelphi College, and later on the staff at WNEW in New York. He was a television script writer and also wrote much special material for night clubs and a number of singing commercials. Joining ASCAP in 1956, his chief musical collaborators include ...

61. Sherwood Schwartz

Writer | Gilligan's Island

Sherwood Schwartz was born on November 14, 1916 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA as Sherwood Charles Schwartz. He was a writer and producer, known for Gilligan's Island (1964), The Red Skelton Hour (1951) and The Brady Bunch (1969). He was married to Mildred Seidman. He died on July 12, 2011 in Los ...

62. Jerry Ragovoy

Soundtrack | Fallen

Jerry Ragovoy was born on September 4, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Jordan Ragovoy. He was married to Beverly Matson. He died on July 13, 2011 in New York City, New York, USA.

63. Amy Winehouse

Soundtrack | About Time

Amy Winehouse was a five-time Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter known for such hits as 'Rehab' and 'You Know I'm No Good' among her other works.

She was born Amy Jade Winehouse, on September 14, 1983, in Enfield, London, England to a Jewish family with Russian ancestry on her mother's ...

64. G.D. Spradlin

Actor | Ed Wood

G.D. Spradlin started his career as a lawyer, then became an Independent Oil producer. He was active in local politics before turning to acting. He joined the Oklahoma Repertory Theatre in 1964.

65. Dan Peek

Soundtrack | Jim, the World's Greatest

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Dan Peek was born on November 1, 1950 in Panama City, Florida. Dan attended London Central High School in London, England, where he met fellow musicians Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell. The trio formed the folk-rock group America in the late 60s. Peek ...

66. Bubba Smith

Actor | Police Academy

The athletically gifted 6' 7" Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith played defensive end / defensive tackle for the National Football League's Baltimore Colts (1967-1971), Oakland Raiders (1973-1974), and Houston Oilers (1975-1976). After the conclusion of his football career, Smith moved into a TV & film ...

67. Annette Charles

Actress | Grease

Annette Charles was born on March 5, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Annette Frances Cardona. She was an actress, known for Grease (1978), In Search of Historic Jesus (1979) and The Bionic Woman (1976). She was married to Robert Romeo. She died on August 3, 2011 in Los Angeles.

68. Francesco Quinn

Actor | Platoon

Perhaps best known for his portrayal of underground drug king Rhah in Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning Platoon (1986), Francesco Quinn is one of the film industry's most versatile young actors. Intent on following in the footsteps of his father, Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, who had appeared in ...

69. Jani Lane

Soundtrack | Rock of Ages

Jani Lane was born on February 1, 1964 in Akron, Ohio, USA as John Kennedy Oswald. He was married to Kimberly Nash, Rowanne Brewer and Bobbie Brown. He died on August 10, 2011 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

70. Vic Dunlop

Actor | Breakfast of Aliens

Vic Dunlop was born on November 6, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Breakfast of Aliens (1993), Archie's Final Project (2009) and Safe at Home (1986). He was married to Linda. He died on August 13, 2011 in Glendale, California, USA.

71. Jimmy Sangster

Writer | The Horror of Frankenstein

One of the driving, creative forces behind the legendary Hammer Studios, Jimmy Sangster was born on December 2nd, in Kinmel Bay, North Wales. He began in the film industry as a production assistant at age 16 during WWII. After this gig, he worked as a gofer and assistant projectionist for Norman's ...

72. Budd Hopkins

Writer | Intruders

Budd Hopkins was born on June 15, 1931 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA as Elliott Budd Hopkins. He is known for his work on Intruders (1992), Hard Copy (1989) and The Day Before Disclosure (2010). He was married to April Kingsley, Carol Rainey and Joan Baer. He died on August 21, 2011 in Manhattan,...

73. Jerry Leiber

Soundtrack | A Few Good Men

Jerry Leiber was born on April 25, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Jerome Leiber. He was married to Gaby Rodgers. He died on August 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

74. Nick Ashford

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

Nick Ashford was born on May 4, 1941 in Fairfield, South Carolina, USA as Nickolas Ashford. He was married to Valerie Simpson. He died on August 22, 2011 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

75. John Howard Davies

Actor | Oliver Twist

Juvenile actor in British films; later TV director (e.g. "Monty Python's Flying Circus").

76. Frank DiLeo

Actor | Goodfellas

Frank DiLeo was born on October 23, 1947 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Frank Michael DiLeo. He was an actor and producer, known for Goodfellas (1990), Wayne's World (1992) and Wayne's World 2 (1993). He was married to Linda DiLeo. He died on August 24, 2011 in North Lima, Ohio, USA.

77. Honeyboy Edwards

Soundtrack | Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

"Delta blues" artist David "Honeyboy"--a nickname his sister gave him as a child--Edwards was born in Shaw, MS, in 1915. He taught himself to play the guitar as a boy by listening to such bluesmen as Tommy McClennan and Robert Petway. By age 14 he was playing in "juke joints" in the South with such...

78. Cliff Robertson

Actor | Spider-Man

A serious and talented actor, at his best playing somewhat troubled characters, Cliff Robertson has been a fairly successful leading man through most of his career without ever becoming a major star. Following strong stage and television experience, he made an interesting film debut in a supporting...

79. Andy Whitfield

Actor | Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Andy Whitfield was born on October 17, 1971 in Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales. He was an actor, known for Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010), Gabriel (2007) and The Clinic (2010). He was married to Vashti Whitfield. He died on September 11, 2011 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

81. Eleanor Mondale

Actress | Drop Dead Fred

Eleanor Mondale was born on January 19, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Eleanor Jane Mondale. She is known for her work on Drop Dead Fred (1991), Ground Control (1998) and Odd Jobs (1986). She was married to Chan Poling, Greg Malban and Keith Van Horne. She died on September 17, 2011 in ...

82. David Croft

Writer | Hi-de-Hi!

David Croft was born on September 7, 1922 in Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, England as David John Sharland. He was a writer and producer, known for Hi-de-Hi! (1980), Are You Being Served? (1972) and 'Allo 'Allo! (1982). He was married to Ann Croft. He died on September 27, 2011 in Tavira, Portugal.

83. Steve Jobs

Producer | Toy Story

Steven Paul Jobs was born on 24 February 1955 in San Francisco, California, to students Abdul Fattah Jandali and Joanne Carole Schieble who were unmarried at the time and gave him up for adoption. He was taken in by a working class couple, Paul and Clara Jobs, and grew up with them in Mountain View...

84. Bert Jansch

Soundtrack | The Squid and the Whale

Bert Jansch was born on November 3, 1943 in Glasgow, Scotland as Herbert Jansch. He was married to Loren Auerbach, Heather Rosemary Sewell and Lynda Campbell. He died on October 5, 2011 in London, England.

85. Charles Napier

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Lively character actor who usually plays bodybuilding military types and menacing bad guys. Charles Napier's roles have changed little since his debut in Russ Meyer's Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1970). Napier went on appearing in other Meyer movies, including the homicidal Harry Sledge in ...

86. Diane Cilento

Actress | The Wicker Man

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Tom Jones (1963) and appeared in The Third Secret (1964) the following year but she allowed her film career to decline following her marriage to actor Sean Connery, the second of her three husbands, to whom ...

87. George Baker

Actor | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

George Baker was born on April 1, 1931 in Varna, Bulgaria as George Morris Baker. He was an actor and writer, known for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and I, Claudius (1976). He was married to Louie Ramsay, Sally Home and Julia Squire. He died on October 7, 2011...

88. Roger Williams

Soundtrack | Somewhere in Time

Roger Williams was born on October 1, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Louis Jacob Weertz. He died on October 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

89. Dan Wheldon

Self | World's Dumbest

Dan Wheldon was born on June 22, 1978 in Emberton, Buckinghamshire, England as Daniel Clive Wheldon. He was married to Susan Behm. He died on October 16, 2011 in North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

90. Muammar Gadaffi

Self | Situation Critical

Muammar Abu Meniar el-Gaddafi was born in the North African desert, south of Sirte, Libya, in 1942 (the exact date is unknown; some sources day June 1, while others say sometime in September). The son of a poor Bedouin nomad, Gaddafi lived in his family's remote desert camp until he went away to ...

91. Jimmy Savile

Self | When Louis Met... Jimmy

Jimmy Savile was born on October 31, 1926 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England as James Wilson Vincent Savile. He died on October 29, 2011 in Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

92. Richard Gordon

Producer | Inseminoid

London-born Richard Gordon became interested in movies at an early age and, together with his like-minded older brother Alex Gordon, got involved with film societies at school. Detecting greener grass on the other side of the ocean, the Brothers Gordon relocated to the United States in the late ...

93. Leonard Stone

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Leonard Stone was born on November 3, 1923 in Salem, Oregon, USA as Leonard Steinbock. He was an actor, known for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Soylent Green (1973) and I Spy (1965). He was married to Carole H. Kleinman. He died on November 2, 2011 in Encinitas, California, USA.

94. Andrew Rooney

Writer | Of Black America

Andy Rooney grew up in Albany and attended The Albany University and Colgate Academy. In 1941, at the age of 22 he was drafted into the Army and was posted to London. There he began writing for Stars and Stripes, the US armed forces newspaper and later in the war he became one of the first US ...

95. Cynthia Myers

Actress | Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Gorgeous and voluptuous 5'3" brunette knockout Cynthia Jeanette Myers was born on September 12, 1950, in Toledo, Ohio. She was raised by her mother Mary, her grandparents and various aunts and uncles after her father was killed in a car accident when she was four years old. She had two siblings, ...

96. Margaret Field

Actress | The Man from Planet X

Born Margaret Morlan, for three decades she was featured in films and television under the name Margaret Field and was the mother of two-time Oscar winner actress Sally Field. During World War II, she moved to Pasadena, California, was discovered by a talent scout, took a screen test and was signed...

97. Hal Kanter

Writer | Julia

Hal Kanter started out writing variety shows and revues for television in the early 1950s. He turned to screenwriting in the mid-1950s, specializing in comedies (he wrote for Bob Hope and Martin & Lewis) but also turning out dramas such as The Rose Tattoo and Let's Make Love. He directed a few ...

98. Joe Frazier

Self | Rocky

Joe Frazier was born on January 12, 1944 in Beaufort, South Carolina, USA as Joseph William Frazier. He was an actor, known for Rocky (1976), Bocce Balls (2005) and Ghost Fever (1986). He was married to Florence Smith. He died on November 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

99. Heavy D

Actor | Big Trouble

Heavy D was born on May 24, 1967 in Mandeville, Jamaica as Dwight Arrington Myers. He is known for his work on Big Trouble (2002), The Cider House Rules (1999) and Life (1999). He died on November 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

100. Bil Keane

Writer | A Special Valentine with the Family Circus

Bil Keane was born on October 5, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as William Aloysius Keane. He was a writer, known for A Special Valentine with the Family Circus (1978), A Family Circus Easter (1982) and A Family Circus Christmas (1979). He was married to Thelma Carne. He died on November 8...