People Who We Lost Today in 2012 and May They All Rest in Peace.

by bigrudedogg87 | created - 25 Jul 2012 | updated - 09 Jan 2013 | Public

Not every celebrity I know of but I include them all on this list out of respect of what they were famous for.

1. 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, ...

2. 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, ...

3. 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.

4. 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 ...

5. 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.

6. Ms. Melodie

Music_department | I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

Ms. Melodie was born on March 21, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Ramona Scott. She is known for her work on I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), The Breaks (2017) and The Arsenio Hall Show (1989). She was married to KRS-One. She died on July 17, 2012 in the USA.

7. 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.

8. Kitty Wells

Soundtrack | Mississippi Burning

Kitty Wells was born on August 30, 1919 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as Muriel Ellen Deason. She was married to Johnny Wright. She died on July 16, 2012 in Madison, Tennessee.

9. Don Brinkley

Writer | Highway Patrol

Don Brinkley was born on March 9, 1921 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Donald Alan Brinkley. He was a writer and producer, known for Highway Patrol (1955), Trapper John, M.D. (1979) and Medical Center (1969). He was married to Marge Brinkley and Lois Annette Beard. He died on July 14, ...

10. 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 ...

11. 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), ...

12. 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 ...

13. 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 ...

14. 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...

15. 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 ...

16. Bob Welch

Soundtrack | Almost Famous

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 ...

17. 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...

18. 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 ...

19. 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. ...

20. Chuck Brown

Soundtrack | Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Chuck Brown is considered the pioneer and fundamental force behind a style of music called Go-Go. Go-Go music incorporates Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Blues, Soul, R & B and Dancehall music. This music is mostly known of and performed in the Nation's Capital, Washington, D.C. but has grown national ...

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. Charles 'Skip' Pitts

Music_department | Black Snake Moan

Charles 'Skip' Pitts was born on April 7, 1947 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is known for his work on Black Snake Moan (2006), Hustle & Flow (2005) and Greetings (1968). He was married to Beverly. He died on May 1, 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

24. 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...

25. 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 ...

26. 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 ...

27. 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.

28. 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 ...

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. 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 ...

31. 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 ...

32. 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...

33. 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, ...

34. 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 ...

35. 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. ...

36. 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 ...

37. 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, ...

38. Frank Braña

Actor | Mil gritos tiene la noche

Frank Braña was born on February 24, 1934 in Pola de Allande, Asturias, Spain as Francisco Braña Pérez. He was an actor, known for Pieces (1982), Where Time Began (1977) and Slugs (1988). He died on February 13, 2012 in Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain.

39. Tony Scott

Producer | Domino

Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British...

40. Frank A. Serrao

Transportation_department | Striking Distance

Frank A. Serrao was born on February 14, 1952. He is known for his work on Striking Distance (1993), Money for Nothing (1993) and Out of the Black (2001). He died on July 18, 2012.

He was best known for playing the heavy set swim suit zombie in George A. Romero's original classic Dawn of the Dead.

41. Michael Clarke Duncan

Actor | The Green Mile

Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let ...

Why Michael? Were losing all the good people. This year really sucks.

42. Danny Steinmann

Writer | Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

Writer/director/producer Danny Steinmann was the son of noted East Coast art collector Herbert R. Steinmann. Danny made his debut as both writer and director with the funky hardcore porno picture High Rise (1973), on which he used the alias Danny Stone. Steinmann was a production associate on ...

43. Neil Armstrong

Self | Encounter

Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA as Neil Alden Armstrong. He is known for his work on Encounter, Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention (2003) and Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2010). He was married to Carol Held Knight and Janet Armstrong....

44. Sally Ride

Actress | Touched by an Angel

Sally Ride was born on May 26, 1951 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA as Sally Kristen Ride. She is known for her work on Touched by an Angel (1994), Some Assembly Required (2008) and Space Age (1992). She was married to Steve Hawley. She died on July 23, 2012 in La Jolla, California.

45. Jenni Rivera

Actress | Filly Brown

Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra (July 2, 1969 - December 9, 2012), better known as Jenni Rivera, was a Mexican-American singer known for her work within the banda and norteña music genres. She began recording in 1992, and her recordings often have themes of social issues, infidelity, and ...

46. 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.

47. 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 ...

48. 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, ...

49. 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.

50. 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 ...

51. Tommy Marth

Actor | Twenty4Hours

Tommy Marth was born on November 23, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA as Thomas Christian Marth. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Twenty4Hours (2002), Live from Abbey Road (2006) and The Killers: Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2009). He died on April 23, 2012 in Las Vegas.

52. 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 ...

53. Bob Stewart

Producer | The $10,000 Pyramid

Bob Stewart was born on August 27, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Isidore L. Steinberg. He was a producer, known for The $10,000 Pyramid (1973), You Are the Jury (1984) and The $25,000 Pyramid (1974). He was married to Sara Abramowitz. He died on May 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, ...

54. 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.

55. Mary Kennedy

Actress | Breakfast of Champions

Mary Kennedy is an actress, known for Breakfast of Champions (1999).

56. 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 ...

57. 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 ...

58. Henry Hill

Actor | Sinatra Club

Henry Hill was an FBI informant whose life was immortalized by the 1990 movie Goodfellas, where he was played by Ray Liotta. Hill grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he admired local mafiosos, including Paul Vario, a capo in the Luchesse crime family. In 1955, Hill began to warm up to Paul Vario ...

59. 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 ...

60. Chad Everett

Actor | Mulholland Dr.

Both a leading and a supporting actor in movies and on television, name a role - lawyer, airline pilot, rig foreman, doctor, gunslinger, real-life person, good guy, bad guy - and Chad Everett has probably played it. He was born Raymon Lee Cramton on June 11, 1937 in South Bend, Indiana. In high ...

61. 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.

62. 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 ...

63. Alex Karras

Actor | Blazing Saddles

Alex Karras was born on July 15, 1935 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Alexander George Karras. He was an actor and producer, known for Blazing Saddles (1974), Victor Victoria (1982) and Porky's (1981). He was married to Susan Clark and Ivalyn Joan Jurgensen. He died on October 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, ...

64. 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 ...

65. 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 ...

66. 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.

67. 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 ...

68. Carlo Rambaldi

Special_effects | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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

69. Joe Kubert

Writer | They Spoke Out: American Voices Against the Holocaust

Joe Kubert was born on September 18, 1926 in Jezierzany, Tarnopolskie, Poland as Yosaif Kubert. He was a writer, known for They Spoke Out: American Voices Against the Holocaust (2010), The Legends Behind the Comic Books (2007) and De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros (...

70. David Rakoff

Actor | Capote

David Rakoff was born on November 27, 1964 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as David Benjamin Rakoff. He was an actor and writer, known for Capote (2005), Strangers with Candy (2005) and The New Tenants (2009). He died on August 9, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

71. Ron Palillo

Actor | Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI

At 14, Ron Palillo started his own summer theater in Cheshire, Connecticut. His parents,Gabriel and Carmel Palillo,were surprised when the summer theater actually made money. After graduating from high school, Ron went to the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where he majored in drama. He ...

72. Johnny Pesky

Self | The Way It Was

Johnny Pesky was born on September 27, 1919 in Portland, Oregon, USA as John Michael Paveskovich. He is known for his work on The Way It Was (1974), The Golden Greek: The Harry Agganis Story (2010) and Prime 9 (2009). He was married to Ruth Pesky. He died on August 13, 2012 in Danvers, ...

73. Natina Reed

Actress | Bring It On

Natina Reed was born on October 28, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA as Natina Tiawana Reed. She was an actress and composer, known for Bring It On (2000), Honey (2003) and Blaque: I Do (1999). She died on October 26, 2012 in Duluth, Georgia, USA.

74. Joey Kovar

Actor | Alone: Without a Friend in the World

Joseph Eugene Kovar, aka "Joey Kovar", is a very courageous, optimistic and positive man. Joey Kovar is a very well-known young talented Chicago actor, model and wrestler, who is extremely popular with today's youth. Joey made his first debut on MTV's Real World (1992) Hollywood and moved on to VH1...

75. Phyllis Diller

Actress | A Bug's Life

The indefatigable nonagenarian finally put out an autobiography in 2005 and entitled it "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", which pretty much says it all when recalling the misfit life and career of the fabulous, one-of-a-kind Phyllis Diller. It may inspire all those bored, discouraged and/or ...

76. Scott McKenzie

Soundtrack | The Rock

Scott McKenzie was born on January 10, 1939 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Philip Wallach Blondheim. He died on August 18, 2012 in Silver Lake, California, USA.

77. Jerry Nelson

Actor | Fraggle Rock

Puppeteer, actor, musician, and master of voices, Jerry Nelson originally joined Henson & Company as a temporary replacement for Frank Oz, who had been drafted into the armed services in the 60's. He later re-joined the crew as a full-time performer in the 70's, and has since been heavily involved ...

78. Andy Williams

Soundtrack | The Shape of Water

The extraordinary, easy-listening crooning talents of Andy Williams were first unveiled when he was 8 years old and inducted into the Williams Brothers Quartet as its youngest member. Born in Wall Lake, Iowa on December 3, 1927, Andy started singing with his three older brothers (Bob Williams, Dick...

79. John Ingle

Actor | Heathers

John Ingle was born on May 7, 1928 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as John Houston Ingle. He was an actor, known for Heathers (1988), General Hospital (1963) and Hostage (2005). He was married to Grace-Lynne Martin. He died on September 16, 2012 in Altadena, California, USA.

80. Helen Gurley Brown

Writer | Sex and the Single Girl

Helen Gurley Brown was born on February 18, 1922 in Green Forest, Arkansas, USA as Helen Marie Gurley. She was an actress and writer, known for Sex and the Single Girl (1964), Stoney Burke (1962) and What's My Line? (1950). She was married to David Brown. She died on August 13, 2012 in New York ...

81. Herbert Lom

Actor | The Dead Zone

Born September 11, 1917, Herbert Lom made his film debut in the Czech film Zena pod krízem (1937) and played supporting and, occasionally, lead roles. His career picked up in the 1940s and he played, among other roles, Napoleon Bonaparte in The Young Mr. Pitt (1942) (and, again, in War and ...

82. Larry Hagman

Actor | Dallas

The son of a legendary actress (Mary Martin) and a district attorney, Larry Martin Hagman was born on September 21, 1931 in Fort Worth, Texas. After his parents' divorce, he moved to Los Angeles, California to live with his grandmother. When he was 12, his grandmother died and he moved back to his ...

83. Charles Durning

Actor | Dog Day Afternoon

WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor were all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning was one of Hollywood's most ...

84. Johnny Lewis

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the middle of three siblings, Johnny began performing from the age of 5 at a small performing arts school, making his debut as a Chanukah candle.

Pursuing the acting profession, he appeared with success in many TV and film projects, handling both drama and...

Not so sure what to feel for this man because he supposably attacked and killed an innocent 81 year old woman in her home before his accidental death.

But I still include him in here because he had a good talent and it's a shame he let his demons get the best of him with his drug abuse.

Rest in Peace, where ever he's at.

85. 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.

86. 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 ...

87. 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, ...

89. 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 ...

90. 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 ...

91. 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 ...

92. Jim Huber

Self | CNN Special Reports: The Moses Project

Jim Huber was born on August 28, 1944 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA as James Robert Huber. He was a writer and producer, known for CNN Special Reports: The Moses Project (1994), It's a Long Way to October (1983) and A Tale of Two Seasons (1984). He was married to Carol. He died on January 2, ...

93. Gerry Anderson

Writer | UFO

Gerry Anderson was born on April 14, 1929 in West Hampstead, London, England as Gerald Alexander Abrahams. He was a writer and producer, known for UFO (1970), Invasion: UFO (1974) and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1966). He was married to Mary Robins, Sylvia Anderson and Betty Wrightman. He ...

94. Fontella Bass

Soundtrack | I, Robot

Fontella Bass was born on July 3, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She was married to Lester Bowie. She died on December 26, 2012 in St. Louis.

95. 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 ...

96. Harry Carey Jr.

Actor | Tombstone

Harry Carey, Jr., had been reliable character actor for decades, mostly in Westerns, before he retired. He is the son of the actor Harry Carey and the actress Olive Carey. He was born on his parents' 1000-acre ranch near Saugus, in the northwestern part of Los Angeles County, which is now next door...

97. Norman Schwarzkopf

Self | The American President

Norman Schwarzkopf was born on August 22, 1934 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. He was an actor, known for The American President (2000), Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002) and Brats: Our Journey Home (2006). He was married to Brenda Holsinger. He died on December 27, ...

98. Irving Saraf

Editor | In the Shadow of the Stars

Irving Saraf was born in 1932 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland as Ignatz Szcharfertz. He was an editor and producer, known for In the Shadow of the Stars (1991), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Dialogues with Madwomen (1994). He was married to Allie Light and Hedi Saraf. He died on December 26, ...

99. Jack Klugman

Actor | The Odd Couple

As a film character actor, Klugman was the epitome of the everyman. He was one of the pioneers of television acting in the 1950s, and is best remembered for his 1970s TV work as Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple (1970) and as the medical examiner on Quincy M.E. (1976).

100. 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.