R.I.P.2012

by newt_jorden | created - 18 Jan 2012 | updated - 31 Dec 2012 | Public

1. Joaquín Martínez

Actor | Die Another Day

Joaquin Martinez considers himself the luckiest man alive. A painfully shy medical student at Mexico City's University, he was forced by a teacher to join the school's drama group to get rid of his "inadequacy". There he not only discovered a new world but was rewarded with a scholarship to ...

2. Miguel Couturier

Actor | Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Miguel Couturier was born in 1945 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Miguel Couturier Pumarino. He was an actor, known for Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Persons Unknown (2010) and El Diez (2011). He died on January 3, 2012 in Mexico City.

3. Kerry McGregor

Actress | The Book Group

Born in Pumpherston, West Lothian, Scotland, Kerry McGregor had an extraordinary life of triumph over tragedy with so many people describing her attitude as an inspiration to us all. Kerry's first set back was the loss of her father George, who died in a road traffic accident when she was just 5 ...

4. Natalie Draper

Actress | Forever Amber

Natalie Draper was born on April 30, 1919 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Forever Amber (1947) and Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 8 (1937). She was married to Henry MacCartney Moffat, Ivan Goff, Merrill Pye and Tom Brown. She died on January 13, ...

5. Etta James

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Etta James was born on January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jamesetta Hawkins. She was married to Artis Mills. She died on January 20, 2012 in Riverside, California.

6. Dick Tufeld

Actor | Lost in Space

The first words heard in the Irwin Allen's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea tv series belonged to Dick Tufeld: "This is the Seaview, the most extraordinary submarine in all the seven seas". The first words heard in the Irwin Allen's Lost In Space tv series belonged to Dick Tufeld: "This is the ...

7. Bingham Ray

Producer | Stand Up Guys

Bingham Ray was born on October 1, 1954 in Bronxville, New York, USA. He was married to Nancy T. King. He died on January 23, 2012 in Provo, Utah, USA.

8. Theodoros Angelopoulos

Director | Topio stin omichli

Theo Angelopoulos began to study law in Athens but broke up his studies to go to the Sorbonne in Paris in order to study literature. When he had finished his studies, he wanted to attend the School of Cinema at Paris but decided instead to go back to Greece. There he worked as a journalist and ...

9. James Farentino

Actor | Bulletproof

James Farentino was born on February 24, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Ferdinand James Ferrantino. He was an actor, known for Bulletproof (1996), The Final Countdown (1980) and Dead & Buried (1981). He was married to Stella Farentino, Debrah Farentino, Michele Lee and Elizabeth Ashley. He ...

10. Robert Hegyes

Actor | Welcome Back, Kotter

Robert Hegyes was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, to an Hungarian-American father, Stephen, and an Italian-American mother, Marie Dominica (Cocozza). He is the eldest of their children. The others are: Mark Hegyes, MD - Billings, Montana, Ms. Stephanie Hegyes - Princeton, New Jersey, and Ms. ...

11. Ian Abercrombie

Actor | Army of Darkness

Ian Abercrombie began his theatrical career as a lad during the Blitz in World War II. After his footwork years during which he earned Bronze, Silver and Gold medals in dance for the stage, he performed in London, Holland, Ireland and Scotland. He made his American stage debut in 1955 in a ...

12. John Rich

Director | All in the Family

John Rich was born on July 6, 1925 in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for All in the Family (1971), The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and On the Rocks (1975). He was married to Patricia Dodds, Andrea L. Rich and Sylvia Lewis. He died on ...

13. Leslie Carter

Soundtrack | Shrek

Leslie Barbara Carter was born on June 6, 1986, in Tampa, Florida, into the family of Robert Gene Carter (aka Robert Carter) and his wife Jane Elizabeth Carter (née Spaulding) and become the third of their five children. Her parents were divorced in 2003 after more than 20 years of marriage. Leslie...

14. Don Cornelius

Soundtrack | Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Don Cornelius was born on September 27, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Donald Cortez Cornelius. He was a writer and producer, known for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Soul Train (1971) and Tapeheads (1988). He was married to Viktoria Chapman and Delores Harrison. He died on February 1, ...

15. Angelo Dundee

Ali

Angelo Dundee was born on August 30, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Angelo Mirena Jr. He was married to Helen Bolton. He died on February 1, 2012 in Clearwater, Florida, USA.

16. Zalman King

Producer | Nine 1/2 Weeks

Zalman King was born on May 23, 1942 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Zalman King Lefkowitz. He was a producer and director, known for 9½ Weeks (1986), In God's Hands (1998) and Wild Orchid (1989). He was married to Patricia Louisianna Knop. He died on February 3, 2012 in Santa Monica, ...

17. Ben Gazzara

Actor | Road House

Ben Gazzara's screen career began with two critically acclaimed roles as heavies in the late 1950s. He turned to television in the 1960s but made a big screen comeback with roles in three John Cassavetes films in the 1970s. The 1980s and 1990s saw Gazzara work more frequently than ever before in ...

18. S. William Hinzman

Actor | FleshEater

S. William Hinzman was born on October 24, 1936 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA as Samuel William Hinzman. He is known for his work on FleshEater (1988), Night of the Living Dead (1968) and The Crazies (1973). He was married to Bonnie Hinzman. He died on February 5, 2012 in South Beaver Township, ...

19. Josephine Streiner

Night of the Living Dead

Josephine Streiner was born on March 7, 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Night of the Living Dead (1968). She died on February 5, 2012 in Pittsburgh.

20. Peter Breck

Actor | Shock Corridor

Primarily remembered as Barbara Stanwyck's rugged middle son, Nick Barkley, the handsome and strapping "loose cannon" on the popular action-driven TV western The Big Valley (1965), actor Peter Breck is a survivor who has gone through the ups and downs of not only his own personal life but also of ...

21. Whitney Houston

Soundtrack | The Bodyguard

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin.

She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist ...

22. Zina Bethune

Actress | Planet of the Apes

Lovely, lithe and light-haired Zina Bethune, noted ballet dancer, choreographer and teacher, also had a promising acting career during the late 1950s and 1960s.

The native New Yorker was born on February 17, 1945, the daughter of William Charles Bethune (who died in 1950 when Zina was 5) and ...

23. David Kelly

Actor | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Born Dublin, Ireland on July 11 1929. Educated at Synge Street Catholic boys school. Started acting aged 8 in the Gaiety theatre Dublin. Playing everything from Beckett to Shakespeare, he has appeared in Theatre, TV and film constantly since 1959. Awards include, Helen Hayes for "Moon for the ...

24. Lina Romay

Actress | La comtesse noire

Stunningly comely and slinky brunette Lina Romay rates highly as one of the boldest, most sensuous, and enticing actresses to have appeared with tremendous frequency in a large volume of European horror and exploitation features made from the early 1970s to the early 21st century.

Romay was born ...

25. Pola Illéry

Actress | Le tigre du Bengale

Pola Illéry was an exotic silent film star in France and Romania during the 1920s and made a modest transition to sound films in the 1930s. She was known for portraying sexually liberated women and was considered the most glamorous film star in Romania. After she left films feeling she achieved her...

26. Gary Carter

Editor | More Than You

Gary Carter was born on April 8, 1954 in Culver City, California, USA as Gary Edmund Carter. He was an actor and editor, known for More Than You (2006), Arli$$ (1996) and The Last Home Run (1996). He was married to Sandra Lahm. He died on February 16, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA.

27. Sullivan Walker

Actor | The Firm

Sullivan Walker was born on November 20, 1946 in Success Village, Laventille, Trinidad and Tobago. He was an actor, known for The Firm (1993), Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005). He was married to Carol Mark-Walker. He died on February 20, 2012 in California, USA.

28. Erland Josephson

Actor | Offret

Erland Josephson, the distinguished Swedish actor best known for his appearance in Ingmar Bergman's films, was born in Stockholm, Sweden on June 15, 1923. Josephson's relationship with Bergman, a long-time friend, began in the late 1930s when they first worked together in the theater.

Although he ...

29. Davy Jones

Actor | Head

Davy Jones left home to become a jockey. While he was an apprentice, he was encouraged to go into acting and got a role in a production of "Peter Pan". From there, he played on Coronation Street (1960) and The Pickwick Papers (1952) before landing the role of "The Artful Dodger" in "Oliver!". This ...

30. Andrew Breitbart

Self | Michael Moore Hates America

Andrew Breitbart was born on February 1, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Andrew James Breitbart. He was an actor and producer, known for Michael Moore Hates America (2004), Courage, New Hampshire (2011) and Occupy Unmasked (2012). He was married to Susannah Bean. He died on March 1, 2012 in...

31. Leonardo Cimino

Actor | Dune

Veteran little old man Italian character actor Leonardo Anthony Cimino steadily worked in both movies and TV shows alike from the late 1950's up until 2007. Cimino was born on November 4, 1917 in New York City. He was the son of tailor Andrea Cimino and his wife Leonilda. Leonardo played violin as ...

32. Ralph McQuarrie

Art_department | Cocoon

Ralph McQuarrie was born on June 13, 1929 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Ralph Angus McQuarrie. He is known for his work on Cocoon (1985), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He was married to Joan Benjamin. He died on March 3, 2012 in ...

33. Ronnie Montrose

Soundtrack | Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo

Ronnie Montrose was born on November 29, 1947 in San Francisco, California, USA as Ronald Douglas Montrose. He was married to Leighsa and Michele Graybeal. He died on March 3, 2012 in Millbrae, California.

34. Robert B. Sherman

Soundtrack | The Jungle Book

Robert B. Sherman was born just before Christmas in 1925 in New York City. Parents, Rosa & Al Sherman didn't know how they would pay the doctor and delivery costs. Fortunately, upon their arrival home from the hospital, Al discovered a large royalty check in the mail. Ironically, it was Al's song, ...

35. Jean Giraud

Art_department | The Abyss

Jean Giraud was born on May 8, 1938 in Nogent, Haute-Marne, France as Jean Henri Gaston Giraud. He is known for his work on The Abyss (1989), TRON (1982) and The Fifth Element (1997). He was married to Isabelle Giraud. He died on March 10, 2012 in Paris, France.

36. Warren Stevens

Actor | Forbidden Planet

Warren Stevens was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Navy at age 17. His interest in acting was piqued while he was attending Annapolis, and this resulted in 12 weeks of summer stock in Virginia. His friends, Gregory Peck and Kenneth Tobey, later arranged interviews for Stevens at the renowned ...

37. Julie Patzwald

Actress | Disturbing Behavior

Julie Patzwald was born on March 11, 1980 in British Columbia, Canada. She was an actress, known for Disturbing Behavior (1998), The Guard (2008) and John Tucker Must Die (2006). She died in April 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

38. Jim Marshall

Self | A Savage Life in Fashion

Jim Marshall was born on July 29, 1923 in Acton, Ealing, Middlesex, England as James Charles Marshall. He died on April 5, 2012 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.

39. Mike Wallace

Self | 60 Minutes

Mike Wallace was born on May 9, 1918 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as Myron Leon Wallace. He was a producer and actor, known for 60 Minutes (1968), The Big Surprise (1955) and Suspense (1949). He was married to Mary Yates, Lorraine Perigord, Buff Cobb and Norma Kaphan. He died on April 7, 2012 ...

40. Jonathan Frid

Actor | House of Dark Shadows

Jonathan Frid's career in drama began when he first "offered his soul" to the theater as a young boy at a preparatory school in Ontario, Canada. Following his graduation from McMaster University, he attended London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and later earned a Master's Degree in Directing ...

41. William Finley

Actor | Phantom of the Paradise

Marvelously quirky, distinctive and versatile character actor William Franklin Finley was born on September 20, 1940 in New York City. Finley attended Columbia University, where he first met future filmmaker Brian De Palma. The lanky 6'4" Finley first began acting on the New York stage. He made his...

42. Dick Clark

Self | Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Dick Clark was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York on November 30, 1929 to Julia Fuller and Richard Augustus Clark. He had one older brother, Bradley, who was killed in World War II. At the age of 16, Clark got his first job in the mailroom of WRUN, a radio station in Utica, New York, which ...

43. Levon Helm

Actor | Shooter

Levon Helm was in the right place at the right time. He saw the birth of rock and roll and, though he was too much of a gentleman to say it, his role in helping to keep that rebellious child healthy was more than just instrumental.

On May 26, 1940, Mark Lavon Helm was the second of four children born...

44. Patricia Medina

Actress | The Three Musketeers

Patricia Paz Maria Medina was born on July 19, 1919 in Liverpool, England to a Spanish father and an English mother. She began acting as a teenager in the late 1930s and worked her way up to leading roles in the mid-1940s, where she left for Hollywood. Medina teamed up with British actor Louis ...

45. Joel Goldsmith

Music_department | Star Trek: First Contact

One of six children of the legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith, and the oldest son, Joel Goldsmith's own career in film scoring began in 1978, when he collaborated with Richard Band on the score for Laserblast (1978). Joel Goldsmith next worked as sound mixer for another Band project, The Day Time ...

46. Junior Seau

Self | Sports Jobs with Junior Seau

Junior Seau, was a native of Oceanside, CA. He attended Oceanside High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. Parade magazine named him to its High School All-American team simply as an athlete and refused to specify a particular sport. In 2010, Junior was inducted into the ...

47. Adam Yauch

Soundtrack | Star Trek: Beyond

Adam Yauch, an only child, was born on August 5, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Frances and Noel Yauch, who is a painter and architect. His father was Catholic (of Irish, German, and French descent) and his mother was Jewish. Adam attended Edward R. Murrow High School in the Midwood ...

48. Kostas Karras

Actor | I kori tou iliou

Costas Carras was born in 1938, in Athens, Greece. He studied Political Sciences (in London) and acting at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece. He graduated from the Drama School of Pelos Katselis in 1963 and the same year he made his stage debut in Agatha Christie' "The Mouse Trap"....

49. George Lindsey

Actor | The AristoCats

George Lindsey graduated from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama. He has been promoting the George Lindsey Film Festival there since 1998.

50. James Isaac

Director | Pig Hunt

James Isaac was born on June 5, 1960 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for his work on Pig Hunt (2008), Jason X (2001) and Enemy Mine (1985). He was married to Harriet Isaac. He died on May 6, 2012 in Sausalito, California.

51. Maurice Sendak

Writer | Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Maurice Bernard Sendak. He was a writer and producer, known for Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Little Bear (1995) and Where the Wild Things Are (1975). He died on May 8, 2012 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA.

52. Vidal Sassoon

Make_up_department | Rosemary's Baby

Vidal Sassoon was born on January 17, 1928 in London, England. He is known for his work on Rosemary's Baby (1968), The Wild Affair (1965) and Be My Guest (1965). He was married to Rhonda Carper Holbrook, Jeanette Hartford-Davis, Beverly Adams and Elaine Wood. He died on May 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, ...

53. Carroll Shelby

Grand Prix

Carroll Shelby was born on January 11, 1923 in Leesburg, Texas, USA as Carroll Hall Shelby. He is known for his work on Grand Prix (1966), Formula 1 (1950) and Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project (2014). He was married to Cleo, Helena Dahl, Jan Harrison and Jeanne Fields. He died on ...

54. Donald Dunn

Actor | The Blues Brothers

Donald Dunn was born on November 24, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was married to June. He died on May 13, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.

55. Donna Summer

Soundtrack | Thank God It's Friday

Donna Summer rocketed to international super-stardom in the mid-1970s when her groundbreaking merger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock, disco and avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance music out of the clubs of Europe to the pinnacles of sales and radio charts around the world. ...

56. Robin Gibb

Soundtrack | Saturday Night Fever

Robin Gibb was born in 1949 on the Isle of Man, about half an hour before his twin brother Maurice. His parents, Barbara and Hugh, were both musical. Barbara sang and Hugh was a drummer and bandleader. Robin had four siblings - an older sister and brother, Lesley and Barry, twin Maurice and younger...

57. Janet Carroll

Actress | Risky Business

Janet began her stage career, right out of high school, at the legendary Kansas City Starlight Theatre, appearing in many many musicals including: "Hello Dolly", "Guys and Dolls"," Mame", "Gypsy", "South Pacific", "Pajama Game", "Carousel" and many others. Janet continued her stage work in ...

58. Matthew Yuricich

Visual_effects | Logan's Run

Matthew Yuricich was born on January 19, 1923 in Lorain, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on Logan's Run (1976), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Blade Runner (1982). He died on May 28, 2012 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

59. Kathryn Joosten

Actress | Desperate Housewives

Kathryn is best known for her portrayals of "Karen McCluskey" on Desperate Housewives (2004) on ABC and of "Mrs. Landingham", secretary to the President (Martin Sheen), on the critically-acclaimed NBC drama, The West Wing (1999). She has also recurred on Dharma & Greg (1997), and guest-starred ...

60. Richard Dawson

Actor | The Running Man

Richard Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm on November 20, 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. When he was 14, he joined the Merchant Marines and served for three years. During that time, he made money boxing. He had to lie about his age and remain tough so the older guys would not hassle him. In ...

61. Ray Bradbury

Writer | Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury was an American science fiction writer whose works were translated in more than 40 languages and sold millions of copies around the world. Although he created a world of new technical and intellectual ideas, he never obtained a driver's license and had never driven a car.

He was born ...

62. Caroline John

Actress | Love Actually

Of the many satellites that have orbited the eleven (to date) incarnations of 'the Doctor' between 1963 and the present, one of the brightest was Caroline John. Not only was she the most beautiful of the companions, but also stood out for her resourcefulness and intelligence. Having submitted a ...

63. Bob Welch

Soundtrack | Remember Me

Bob Welch, a native of Los Angeles, California, was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He formed the British rock group Paris in 1976 and scored his biggest hit with "Sentimental Lady", which reached No. 8 on the Billboard chart in 1977 and his second biggest was "Ebony ...

64. J. Michael Riva

Production_designer | Iron Man

J. Michael Riva was born on June 28, 1948 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as John Michael Riva. He was a production designer and art director, known for Iron Man (2008), Django Unchained (2012) and The Color Purple (1985). He was married to Wendy Riva and Julia Riva. He died on June 7, ...

65. Frank Cady

Actor | Rear Window

Although Frank Cady's most famous role would be that of general-store owner Sam Drucker, one of the less nutty residents of Hooterville in both Green Acres (1965) and Petticoat Junction (1963), he had a history as a film, stage and television actor long before those shows. Cady also appeared on ...

66. Ann Rutherford

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Ann Rutherford was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The daughter of a former Metropolitan Opera singer, John Rutherford, and her actress mother, Lillian Mansfield, was destined for show business. Not long after her birth, her family moved to California, where she made her stage debut in...

67. Yvette Wilson

Actress | Friday

After attending San Jose State University in California, she began her entertainment career as a stand up comic, touring the comedy club circuit. One of her first on-screen appearances was as a recurring member of the cast of the short lived sitcom Thea. Yvette went on to land more on screen roles ...

68. Susan Tyrrell

Actress | Cry-Baby

A bizarre, gloriously one-of-a-kind Hollywood gypsy and self-affirmed outcast, San Francisco-born actress Susan Tyrrell (born Susan Jillian Creamer) was a teenager when she made her stage debut in "Time Out for Ginger" in 1962. A product of the entertainment industry, her father was a top agent at ...

69. Victor Spinetti

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Comic eccentric and gifted raconteur, Victor Spinetti was born in Wales on September 2, 1929, the son of Giuseppe Spinetti and Lily (Watson) Spinetti. He was educated at Monmouth School. Initially interested in a teaching degree, he turned to acting instead and studied for the stage at the College ...

70. Richard Lynch

Actor | Halloween

Richard Hugh Lynch was born on February 12, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Irish immigrant parents. He was one of seven children. Before starting a career as an actor, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1958. He served for four years where he made Corporal, and did a tour of the ...

71. Andrew Sarris

Writer | Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed

Andrew Sarris was born on October 31, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Molly Haskell. He died on June 20, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City.

72. LeRoy Neiman

Actor | Rocky III

LeRoy Neiman was born on June 8, 1921 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as LeRoy Joseph Runquist. He is known for his work on Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985) and Rocky V (1990). He was married to Janet Byrne. He died on June 20, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

73. Nora Ephron

Writer | Julie & Julia

Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), ...

74. Doris Singleton

Actress | Angel

Doris Singleton was born on September 29, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Dorthea Singleton. She was an actress, known for Angel (1960), The Red Skelton Hour (1951) and I Love Lucy (1951). She was married to Charles Isaacs. She died on June 26, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

75. Don Grady

Actor | My Three Sons

Born Don Agrati in San Diego, California, Don Grady became a Mousekeeter, along with 23 others, when that show debuted in 1955. In 1960, he joined My Three Sons (1960), which debuted in 1960 and ran for 12 years. As an enthusiast of music after "My Three Sons" ended, he continued in music as a ...

76. Andy Griffith

Actor | The Andy Griffith Show

Andy Griffith is best known for his starring roles in two very popular television series, The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Matlock (1986). Griffith earned a degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the 1950s, he became a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) and ...

77. Eric Sykes

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

'Eric Sykes' started as a radio scriptwriter but he soon found he could perform as well as write. The slight handicap of being very hard of hearing doesn't interfere with his wonderful comic timing. The spectacles he wears have no lenses but contain a bone conducting hearing aid.

78. Ernest Borgnine

Actor | Marty

Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, ...

79. Isuzu Yamada

Actress | Kumonosu-jô

Isuzu Yamada was born on February 5, 1917 in Osaka, Japan as Mitsu Yamada. She was an actress, known for Throne of Blood (1957), Yojimbo (1961) and Nagareru (1956). She was married to Tsutomu Shimomoto, Yoshi Katô, Takita, Kazuo, Ichirô Tsukida and Teinosuke Kinugasa. She died on July 9, 2012 in ...

80. Richard D. Zanuck

Producer | Deep Impact

Richard D. Zanuck was born on December 13, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Darryl Zanuck. He was a producer, known for Deep Impact (1998), Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and Jaws (1975). He was married to Lili Fini Zanuck, Linda Harrison and Lili Gentle. He died on July 13, 2012 in ...

81. Sage Stallone

Actor | Rocky V

Sage Stallone was born on May 5, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Sage Moonblood Stallone. He was an actor, known for Rocky V (1990), Daylight (1996) and Vic (2006). He was married to Starlin Wright. He died on July 13, 2012 in Studio City, Los Angeles.

82. Celeste Holm

Actress | All About Eve

Celeste Holm was an only child, born into a home where her mother was a painter and her father worked in insurance. She would study acting at the University of Chicago and make her stage debut in 1936. Her Broadway debut came when she was 19. She appeared in many successful plays, including "The ...

83. Jon Lord

Soundtrack | Twister

Jon Lord was born on June 9, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Jon Douglas Lord. He was married to Vickie and Judith Feldman. He died on July 16, 2012 in London, England.

84. Bob Babbitt

Music_department | Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Bob Babbitt was born on November 26, 1937 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Kreinar. He is known for his work on Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002) and Iron City Blues (2008). He was married to Ann Kreinar. He died on July 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

85. Mary Tamm

Actress | Doctor Who

Mary Tamm was born on March 22, 1950 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England. She was an actress, known for Doctor Who (1963), Doghouse (2009) and Jane Eyre (1983). She was married to Marcus Ringrose. She died on July 26, 2012 in Battersea, London, England.

86. William Asher

Director | Bewitched

William Asher was born on August 8, 1921 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as William Milton Asher. He was a director and producer, known for Bewitched (1964), Fireball 500 (1966) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965). He was married to Meredith Coffin, Joyce Bulifant, Elizabeth Montgomery and ...

87. Morgan Paull

Actor | Blade Runner

Morgan Paull was born on December 15, 1944 in West Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Blade Runner (1982), Patton (1970) and Centennial (1978). He was married to Jenny Elam, April, Carmen Nelson and Gaye Huston. He died on July 17, 2012 in Ashland, Oregon, USA.

88. Tom Davis

Writer | Saturday Night Live

Tom Davis was born on August 13, 1952 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Thomas James Davis. He was a writer and actor, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Evolution (2001) and Trading Places (1983). He was married to Mimi Raleigh. He died on July 19, 2012 in Hudson, New York, USA.

89. Frank Pierson

Writer | Dog Day Afternoon

Frank Pierson was born on May 12, 1925 in Chappaqua, New York, USA as Frank Romer Pierson. He was a producer and writer, known for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Presumed Innocent (1990) and Cool Hand Luke (1967). He was married to Helene Szamet, Dori Pierson and Polly Stokes. He died on July 22, 2012 ...

90. Sherman Hemsley

Actor | The Jeffersons

Sherman Hemsley played characters known to be wise-cracking, "Weezy" loving, boisterous fools which America and the entire world laughed with kindheartedly. Sherman Alexander Hemsley, Air Force veteran and actor, was born on Feb. 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, William Hemsley, ...

91. Susanne Lothar

Actress | Funny Games

Susanne Lothar was born on November 15, 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Funny Games (1997), The White Ribbon (2009) and The Reader (2008). She was married to Ulrich Mühe. She died on July 21, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

92. Lupe Ontiveros

Actress | Chuck & Buck

Lupe Ontiveros was born on September 17, 1942 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Guadalupe Moreno. She is known for her work on Chuck & Buck (2000), Real Women Have Curves (2002) and The Goonies (1985). She was married to Elias P. Ontiveros. She died on July 26, 2012 in Whittier, California, USA.

93. Chris Marker

Writer | Twelve Monkeys

Chris Marker was born on July 29, 1921 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve. He was a director and writer, known for Twelve Monkeys (1995), Sans Soleil (1983) and Description d'un combat (1960). He died on July 29, 2012 in Paris, France.

94. Tony Martin

Soundtrack | The Big Store

Born Alvin Morris, the son of immigrants from Poland, Tony Martin received a soprano saxophone on his tenth birthday. In his grammar school glee club, he became an instrumentalist and soprano pop singer. When in high school, he then formed his first band called "The Red Peppers", eventually joining...

95. Jonathan Hardy

Actor | Mad Max

Bushy-browed, New Zealand-born actor and writer Jonathan Hardy became most familiar to television audiences as the commanding voice of the Jim Henson Creature Shop muppet, Dominar Rygel XVI, the pint-sized , egocentric ruler-in-exile of a galactic empire, in TV's cult series Farscape (1999). His ...

96. Gore Vidal

Actor | Gattaca

Gore Vidal was born Eugene Louis Vidal in 1925 in West Point, New York, to Nina (Gore) and West Point aeronautics instructor and aviation pioneer Eugene Luther Vidal. The Vidals endured a rocky marriage divorcing ten years after Gore's birth. Young Gore spent much of his childhood with his blind ...

97. Marvin Hamlisch

Soundtrack | The Spy Who Loved Me

Musical talent ran in Marvin Hamlisch's family - his father was an accordionist, and at seven Hamlisch was the youngest student ever accepted by Manhattan's Julliard School of Music. Hamlich furthered his education by taking night classes at Queens College and working during the day as a rehearsal ...

98. Mel Stuart

Producer | The Making of the President 1960

Mel Stuart was born on September 2, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as Stewart Solomon. He was a producer and director, known for The Making of the President 1960 (1963), Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (2000) and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). He was married to Roberta ...

99. Carlo Rambaldi

Special_effects | King Kong

Carlo Rambaldi was born on September 15, 1925 in Vigarano Mainarda, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on King Kong (1976), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Alien (1979). He died on August 10, 2012 in Lamezia Terme, Calabria, Italy.

100. Al Freeman Jr.

Actor | Malcolm X

Al Freeman, Jr. was an actor and director who was the first African American to win a Daytime Emmy Award for acting. His most famous role was that of Police Captain Ed Hall in the soap opera One Life to Live (1968), which brought him the Emmy in 1979. He was a regular on the soap from 1972 through ...