In Memoriam - 2014

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“ January 3. Singer - The Everly Brothers. All I Have to Do Is Dream, Wake Up Little Susie, Cathy's Clown, Bye Bye Love, Love Hurts, When Will I Be Loved?, Let It Be Me ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ January 4. Gone With the Wind - India Wilkes. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ January 6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Yukon Cornelius. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Russell Johnson
Long before he was known as "The Professor" in the cult comedy classic Gilligan's Island, Russell Johnson was a well-known character actor, starring in several Westerns and Sci-Fi classics as This Island Earth and It Came from Outer Space. Johnson grew up in Pennsylvania and was sent to a boarding school in Philadelphia with his brothers when his father died...
“ January 16. Gilligan's Island - Professor Roy Hinkley. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ January 16. The Partridge Family - Reuben Kincaid. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ January 26. The Princess Bride - The Ancient Booer. Pink Floyd's The Wall - Teacher's Wife. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Pete Seeger
Sixteen-year-old Pete Seeger enrolled at the Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut and then decided to become a hermit. His life since then has been one social cause after another, buoyed by an almost indefatigable career as a self-described "sing-along leader." During the 1930s he attended Harvard...
“ January 27. Singer. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season). Where Have All the Flowers Gone? We Shall Overcome. This Land Is Your Land. If I Had a Hammer. Green Grass Grows All Around. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actor, Capote
Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ancestry...
“ February 2. Scent of a Woman - George Willis, Jr. Twister - Dustin 'Dusty' Davis. Red Dragon - Freddy Lounds. Punch-Drunk Love - Dean Trumbell. Doubt - Father Brendan Flynn. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ February 3. Little House On the Prairie - Nels Oleson. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in her...
“ February 10. Heidi - Heidi/Adelheid Kramer. The Little Princess - Sara Crewe. The Blue Bird - Mytyl. The Stroy of Seabiscuit - Margaret O'Hara. A Kiss For Corliss - Corliss Archer. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Sid Caesar
Actor, Grease
Comedian, saxophonist, composer, actor and musician, he performed within the orchestras of Charlie Spivak, Shep Fields and Claude Thornhill as saxophonist. Later, as super-hip jazz musician "Cool Cees" in television skits, he played tenor saxophone, and sang with the satirical trio "The Hair Cuts" (with Carl Reiner and Howard Morris)...
“ February 12. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - Melville Crump. Grease - Coach Calhoun. Silent Movie - Studio Chief. Alice In Wonderland - Gryphon. Vegas Vacation - Mr. Ellis. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Ralph Waite
Ralph Waite was born in White Plains, New York on June 22, 1928. Educated at Bucknell University where he graduated with a BA degree, Waite existed rather aimlessly as a young adult while trying to find his way in the world. Occupations came and went, including social worker, religious editor for Harper & Row...
“ February 13. The Waltons - John Walton. Cliffhanger - Frank. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ February 14. Muppet Treasure Island - Sweetums. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ February 15. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back - Zev Senesca. Labyrinth - Father. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Bob Casale
Music Department, Happy Gilmore
Robert Edward Casale Jr. was born on July 14, 1952 in Kent, Ohio. The younger brother of Gerald V. Casale, Robert grew up in Akron, Ohio and was trained as a medical radiation technologist, but eventually left that job to become a key founding member of the New Wave band Devo. Casale not only played guitar...
“ February 17. 'Bob 2'. Devo - Backup vocals, lead/rhythm guitar, keybaords, MIDI sampling. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ February 18. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope - Shann Childsen. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ February 18. Second eldest daughter of Georg and Maria von Trapp. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ February 20. The Warriors - Cyrus. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Harold Ramis
Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" with other Second City graduates including John Belushi...
“ February 24. Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II - Egon Spengler. Stripes - Russell Ziskey. Director - Caddyshack and National Lampoon's Vacation. Co-Writer - Animal House and Ghostbusters. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ March 5. Director - The Basketball Diaries, Deuces Wild. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Hal Douglas
Voiceover artist par excellence Hal Douglas was born Harold Cone on September 1, 1924 in Stamford, Connecticut. The son of Samuel and Miriam Levenson Cone, Hal and his brother Edwin were primarily raised by their grandparents Sarah and Tevya Levenson after their mother died when Hal was only nine. (Their...
“ March 7. Trailer Voice-Over Artist. ” - WeAintFoundShin
L'Wren Scott
Costume Designer, Diabolique
“ March 17. Mick Jagger's Girlfriend, Fashion Designer. ” - WeAintFoundShin
James Rebhorn
James Robert Rebhorn (September 1, 1948 - March 21, 2014) was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films, television series, and plays. At the time of his death, he had recurring roles in the current series White Collar and Homeland. An early performance was in Butterflies are Free at the Peterborough Players in New Hampshire in 1974...
“ March 21. Scent of a Woman. Independence Day. Meet the Parents. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ March 23. GWAR Frontman. "Saddam a Go Go", "Bring Back the Back", "Zombies March", "Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car". ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ March 29. Santa Barbara. Seedpeople. Asteroid. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ April 5. My 5 Wives - Stewart. The Punisher - Bumpo. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. It was in this popular film series that he took the stage name Mickey Rooney...
“ April 6. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, The Year Without a Santa Claus, and Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July - Santa Claus/Kris Kringle. The Care Bears Movie - Mr. Cherrywood. Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland - Flip. Full House - Mr. Dreghorn. National Velvet - Mi Taylor. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Mr. Yunioshi. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - Ding Bell. Pete's Dragon - Lampie. The Muppets - Smalltown Resident. Andy Hardy. Mickey McGuire. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Jim Hellwig
Actor, Firepower
Standing out than the rest, Ultimate Warrior became one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE (back then in the WWF). During his run from the 1980s-90s, Warrior became known for high high energy when running down to the ring with his music hits, shaking the ropes during his entrance, his signature move...
“ April 8. The Ultimate Warrior. Pro Wrestler. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was living after being evacuated as a result of the heavy bombings. He is the son of Elsie Lillian (Hopkins), a nursery school teacher and cook, and Robert William Hoskins, Sr., who drove a lorry and worked as a bookkeeper...
“ April 29. The Cotton Club - Owney Madden. Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Eddie Valiant. Mermaids - Lou Landsky. Hook - Smee. Super Mario Bros. - Mario Mario. Nixon - J. Edgar Hoover. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Actor, The F.B.I.
It's hardly surprising that the son of renowned Russian-born concert violinist Efrem Zimbalist Sr. (1889-1985) and Romanian-born opera singer Alma Gluck (1884-1938) would desire a performing career of some kind. Born in New York City on November 30, 1918, surrounded by people of wealth and privilege throughout his childhood...
“ May 2. Batman: The Animated Series - Alfred Pennyworth. Hot Shots! - Wilson. Wait Until Dark - Sam Hendrix. Spider-Man - Doctor Octopus. Iron Man - Justin Hammer. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ May 2. Age 103. King Kong - Ann Darrow (Fay Wray's stunt double) ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ May 6. Composer. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ May 12. Artist. Designed the original Alien/Xenomorph for Alien. Designed the original alien for Species. Concept art for Poltergeist II: The Other Side. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Malik Bendjelloul
Malik Bendjelloul, born in Sweden, performed in Swedish TV-series "Ebba och Didrik" as a child in the nineties and later in life studied Journalism and media-production at the Linnaeus University of Kalmar. He has produced several musical documentaries for Swedish Television (SVT) where he also worked as a reporter on the show "Kobra" until he resigned to travel the world...
“ May 13. Director. Searching For Sugar Man. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Gordon Willis
Cinematographer, The Godfather
Gordon Willis was an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather series as well as Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979). His work in the first two Godfather films turned out to be groundbreaking in its use of low-light photography and underexposed film...
“ May 18. Cinematographer. The Godfather. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ May 28. Roots. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Joan Lorring
Actress, The Verdict
Joan Lorring was born Madeline Ellis on April 17, 1926, in Hong Kong. She and her mother, Ania Fred, a Russian Jewish immigrant, left Hong Kong after the outbreak of WWII to pursue an acting career, settling in California in the late 1930s. After finding radio work in Los Angeles, Lorring worked her...
“ May 29. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Martha Hyer
Actress, Sabrina
Martha Hyer was born on August 10, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas. Once she finished her formal schooling, Martha played a bit role in 1946's The Locket. Slowly, Martha began picking up roles with more and more substance. The best years for the beautiful actress began in 1954 when she played in films such as Down Three Dark Streets...
“ May 31. Sabrina. The Sons of Katie Elder. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Ann B. Davis
Ann B. Davis made her debut in show business at age 6 earning $2.00 in a puppet show. At the University of Michigan, Anne planned to study medicine but got the acting bug from her brother who was the lead dancer in the national company of "Oklahoma" for over a year. Anne then spent six years in little theaters...
“ June 1. The Brady Bunch - Alice. The Brady Bunch Movie - Shultzy. The Bob Cummings Show - Shultzy. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Rik Mayall
Rik Mayall, one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, was born in a village called Matching Tye, just outside Harlow in Essex. His parents, John and Gillian were both drama teachers. His acting debut was at the age of seven when he appeared in one of his father's stage plays. He met his comedy partner and best friend Adrian "Ade" Edmondson at Manchester University in 1975...
“ June 9. Drop Dead Fred - Fred. The Young Ones. The Black Adder. An American Werewolf in London. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ June 11. Cop and 1/2 - Rachel. Jungle Fever. Do the Right Thing. American Gangster. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Sam Kelly
Actor, Barbara
Genial Manchester-born comic actor Sam Kelly had a considerable gift for timing and observation. His special forte was playing decrepit, rheumy characters of more advanced years than his own actual age. Among the many endearing impressions he made on the small screen, he is probably best remembered...
“ June 14. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles - Franz Heinzer/Adolf Schmidt. 'Allo 'Allo - Hans Geering. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ June 15. Radio personality. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! - Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers. The Transformers - Cliffjumper. The Batman/Superman Hour and Super Friends - Robin. The Return of the King - Merry. Ghostbusters - Himself. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Eli Wallach
One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach was in demand for over 60 years (first film/TV role was 1949) on stage and screen, and has worked alongside the world's biggest stars, including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole, and Al Pacino, to name but a few...
“ June 24. 98 years old. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Tuco Benedico Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez. The Magnificent Seven - Calvera. The Godfather - Part III - Don Osvaldo Altobello. Batman (1966) - Mr. Freeze/Victor Fries. The Misfits. The Deep. The Sentinel. The Holiday. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Meshach Taylor
Surrounded by four dazzling Southern-styled ladies on the hit sitcom Designing Women, genial African-American actor Meshach Taylor made a name for himself as the beleaguered male foil consistently at the mercy of the title gals' antics during its popular 7-season run. The Boston-born actor who entered life on April 11...
“ June 28. Mannequin and Mannequin: On the Move - Hollywood Montrose. Designing Women - Anthony Bouvier. Damien: Omen II - Dr. Kane. The Howling - Shantz. The Incredible Hulk - M.P. Explorers - Gordon Miller. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ June 30. Director and Writer: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Down and Out In Beverly Hills. Moon Over Parador. Actor: History of the World - Part I - Roman Officer. Down and Out In Beverly Hills - Sidney Waxman. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Robert Hastings
Bob Hastings got his show business start in radio after WWII as the voice of "Archie Andrews" in the show of the same name (a spin-off of the Archie Comics series) on the Mutual Broadcasting System. The good-looking Hastings made the transition to television smoothly in 1949 in early galactic-action series like Captain Video and His Video Rangers and Atom Squad...
“ June 30. Batman: The Animated Series - Commissioner James Gordon. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Dave Legeno
A twin fisted existentialist, whose post-Nietzschian sensibilities reject the lantern of the cynic in a quest for a sun that leaves no shadow. He attended Dr Challoners Grammar School where he achieved 8 'o' levels, he then elected to work on demolition sites rather than continue his education to University level...
“ Prior to July 6. Harry Potter - Fenrir Greyback. Batman Begins - League of Shadows Member. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Dickie Jones
American actor who achieved some success as a child and as a young adult, especially in B-Westerns and in television. The son of a Texas newspaper editor, Jones was a prodigious horseman from infancy, billed at the age of four as the World's Youngest Trick Rider and Trick Roper. At the age of six, he was hired to perform riding and lariat tricks in the rodeo owned by western star Hoot Gibson...
“ July 7. Pinocchio - Pinocchio (1940). ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ July 11. Thomas Erdelyi (born Erdélyi Tamás). Drummer of The
Ramones. Wrote I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend. Blitzkrieg Bop, Sheena Is a Punk Rocker, etc. ” - WeAintFoundShin
John Fasano
John Fasano was born on August 24 1961. A native New Yorker he graduated from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1964 and worked as an art director for specialized interest magazines, as well as designing posters for exploitation movies. His work in this field sufficiently impressed producer Jack Bravman...
“ July 18. Director. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare ” - WeAintFoundShin
James Garner
Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s. James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner in Norman...
“ July 19. Maverick - Brett Maverick. Support Your Local Sheriff. The Rockford Files. Maverick. Space Cowboys. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ July 19. The Patriot - Susan Martin. ” - WeAintFoundShin
James Shigeta
Actor, Die Hard
Hawaiian-born James Shigeta was, for a time, the biggest East Asian U.S. star the country had known for decades. His up-and-down career reflected the country's changing interest in films with East Asian themes, but, when called upon, he filled both A-movie starring roles and minor T.V. guest appearances with the same cool and classy style...
“ July 28. Flower Drum Song. Die Hard. Mulan. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Dick Smith
Makeup Department, The Godfather
“ July 31. 92 years old. Make-up artist. The Exorcist - Regan MacNeil, Lancaster Merrin. The Godfather - Vito Corleone. Little Big Man. Taxi Driver. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Marilyn Burns
Marilyn Burns was born Mary Lynn Ann Burns on May 7, 1949 in Erie, Pennsylvania, and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Drama. Marilyn was one of the original scream queens, remembered primarily for her role in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre...
“ August 5. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - Sally Hardesty. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Menahem Golan
Producer, The Delta Force
Menahem Golan was born Menahem Globus to parents of Polish decent in Tiberias, Israel, in May 1929. In his early years, he was a pilot for the fledgling Israeli Air Force, changing his surname to Golan for patriotic reasons in 1948. A few years later, he took the first step towards his future career by attending the Old Vic Theatre School in London...
“ August 8. Director. Producer. ” - WeAintFoundShin
J.J. Murphy
Actor, Cal
“ August 8. Game of Thrones - Ser Denys Mallister. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Robin Williams
Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford Motor Company executive from Indiana...
“ August 11. 63 years old. Popeye. Aladdin. Good Will Hunting. Jack. Mrs. Doubtfire. Mork & Mindy. Happy Days. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Lauren Bacall
Actress, The Big Sleep
Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She is the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a salesman and her mother as a secretary...
“ August 12. 89 years old. To Have and Have Not. The Big Sleep. Dark Passage. All I Want For Christmas. The Mirror Has Two Faces. Diamonds. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Arlene Martel
Arlene Martel is well-known to Star Trek fans as Spock's Vulcan bride, T'Pring, in the episode, Amok Time. Born Arlene Greta Sax on April 14, 1936 in New York City, she spent her early years in one of the poorest slums in the Bronx. When her mother's boss saw her poor living conditions, he personally underwrote her attendance at an upper-crust boarding school in Connecticut...
“ August 12. Star Trek - T'Pring. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ August 18. Announcer. Saturday Night Live. Jeopardy!. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Richard Attenborough
Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. Attenborough...
“ August 24. 90 years old. Jurassic Park - John Hammond. The Great Escape. A Bridge Too Far. Dr. Dolittle. A Miracle On 34th St. - Kris Kringle. Director - Gandhi, A Bridge Too Far. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ August 30. Director. McLintock!. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ September 4. 81 years old. Spaceballs - Dot Matrix. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Richard Kiel
Actor, Tangled
Towering 7' 2" tall actor who has cornered the market on playing giants, intimidating henchman, bayou swamp monsters and steel toothed villains! Kiel worked in numerous jobs including as a night club bouncer and a cemetery plot salesman, before breaking into film & TV in several minor roles in the late 1950s / early 1960s...
“ September 10. 74 years old. The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker - Jaws. Happy Gilmore - Mr. Larson. Force 10 From Navarone - Drazak. The Incredible Hulk - Hulk. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Polly Bergen
In a six-decade-plus career (she started out as a radio performer at age 14), there are very few facets of entertainment that lovely singer/actress Polly Bergen has not conquered or, at the very least, touched upon. A nightclub and Columbia recording artist of the 50s and 60s, she is just as well known for her film and Emmy-winning dramatic performances as she is for her wry comedic gifts...
“ September 20. Cry-Baby - Mrs. Vernon-Williams. Cape Fear. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ October 4. Singer - Paul Revere and The Raiders. Louie Louie. Indian Reservation. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Geoffrey Holder
Dancer, choreographer and actor Geoffrey Holder was born on August 1, 1930, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, into a middle-class family. One of four children, he was taught painting and dancing by his older brother Boscoe Holder, whose dance troupe, the Holder Dance Company, the young Geoffrey joined when he was seven years old...
“ October 5. Live And Let Die - Baron Samedi. Annie - Punjab. Boomerang - Nelson. Doctor Dolittle - William Shakespeare X. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Narrator. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Marian Seldes
Tony Award-winner Marian Hall Seldes, one of the premier stage actresses in America, was born on August 23, 1928 in Manhattan, New York, to writer and journalist Gilbert Seldes, and his socialite wife, the former Alice Wadhams Hall. Her paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and her mother was from an Episcopalian family with deep roots in the United States...
“ October 6. The Greatest Story Ever Told - Herodias. Tom and Huck. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Misty Upham
Actress, Frozen River
Misty Anne Upham, born in Kallispell, Montana, grew up in south Seattle, the fourth of five children. She began her career at the age of thirteen when she joined a community theater group, Red Eagle Soaring. What began as a summer workshop soon turned into a full-time job. By the age of fourteen she was writing and directing short skits and performing on tours throughout the northwest...
“ Django Unchained. Frozen River. August: Osage County. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Jan Hooks
Jan Hooks is better remembered for her five-year run on Saturday Night Live (1986-91) on the series she impersonated actress ranging from Bette Davis, to Ann-Margret, to Sally Kellerman, to Jodie Foster. After she left the show, she was proposed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason to replace Jean Smart on CBS's Designing Women...
“ October 9. Saturday Night Live. Batman Returns. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Elizabeth Peña
Elizabeth's love for the arts came naturally, as her father was a well-known playwright, actor, director and novelist, so it is not hard to understand that by the time she was eight, Cuban-American Elizabeth Pena already had designs to become an actress. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and raised in New York...
“ October 14. Batteries Not Included - Marisa Esteval. La Bamba - Rosie Morales. Rush Hour - Tania Johnson. Jacob's Ladder - Jezzie. The Incredibles - Mirage. ” - WeAintFoundShin
L.M. Kit Carson
Writer, Paris, Texas
L.M. Kit Carson was a talented and versatile Texan writer, actor and producer whose career has taken a diverse and always interesting course. He was born in Dallas, to Louise (Roche) and Minor Lee Carson. His first appearance was the lead in the acclaimed David Holzman's Diary (1967). He moved into writing...
“ October. Writer - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Jack Bruce
Soundtrack, Goodfellas
“ October 25. Bassist of Cream. 'Sunshine of Your Love' ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ October 28. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - Irate Customer. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ November 1. Wayne Wells. Singer - Static-X. Push It, I'm With Stupid, Bled For Days, Love Dump, I Am, Otsegolation, Stem, Sweat of the Bud, Fix, Wisconsin Death Trip, The Trance Is the Motion, December. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Carol Ann Susi
Carol Ann Susi (February 2, 1952 - November 11, 2014) was an American actress best known for her portrayal of the voice of recurring unseen character Mrs. Wolowitz on the television series The Big Bang Theory. Susi was born in Brooklyn and was of Italian descent. She studied acting at HB Studio in New York City before moving to Los Angeles in the 1970s...
“ November 11. Mafia! - Clamato's Wife. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Glen A. Larson
Born on January 3, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, Glen A. Larson was the man behind some of the world's best-known prime-time television series. His highly successful productions (successful both financially and popularly, less often critically) include Knight Rider, The Fall Guy, Magnum, P.I....
“ November 14. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ November 17. Singer. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? ” - WeAintFoundShin
Mike Nichols
Director, The Graduate
He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin...
“ November 19. Director. The Graduate, Carnal Knowledge, Biloxi Blues, Working Girl, Charlie Wilson's War. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ December 2. Superman Returns - Gil. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ December 3. Director. Django Kill!, Vampirismus. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ December 7. The Addams Family - Pugsley Addams. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ December 8. Dancer/Actor. Mirror Mirror, Breaking Dawn - Part I. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ December 8. Rapper. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Mary Ann Mobley
Born on February 17, 1939 in Biloxi, Mississippi, Mary Ann Mobley is one of the few Miss Americas to have true success as an actress or television personality (the others are Barnaby Jones beauty Lee Meriwether, television hostess Phyllis George, Consumer advocate/game show panelist Bess Myerson and Eraser heroine Vanessa Williams)...
“ December 9. Girl Happy, Harum Scarum. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Norman Bridwell
Born in Kokomo, Indiana on February 15, 1928, illustrator/cartoonist Norman Bridwell has written over 120 books on children's favorite "Clifford the Big Red Dog". He continues to write an average of 2 books a year. After being told his illustrations of Clifford were too ordinary, a critic suggested he write a story to go along with them to help to sell the illustrations...
“ December 12. Creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Billie Whitelaw
Actress, Hot Fuzz
Billie Whitelaw first appeared on the radio aged 11. She made her theatrical debut in 1950 and in films from 1953. She has made a speciality of playing intense, single-purposed women. Also, (on stage), she has appeared in many of the stranger plays by Samuel Beckett.
“ December 21. The Omen - Mrs. Baylock. The Dark Crystal - Aughra. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Joe Cocker
Soundtrack, Iron Man 2
“ December 22. Singer. You Are So Beautiful, Up Where We Belong, Love Lives On, You Can Leave Your Hat On. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ December 22. Director. Jaws: The Revenge, The Karen Carpenter Story, MacArthur, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ December 25. The Elephant Man - Man With Whores. ” - WeAintFoundShin
Luise Rainer
Rainer returned to Holywood in the 1998 and 2013 Academy Awards ceremony honoring previous Oscar winners and in 2010 for the TCM Classic Film Festival. She was all smiles for the cameras, but her wounds had not healed. "I hated Hollywood," Rainer said in an interview in 2001. "That's why I turned my back on it." She had wanted to be Madame Currie...
“ December 30. 104 years old. The Great Ziegfeld - Anna Held. The Good Earth - O-Lan. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ December 30. Taxi Driver - Soap Opera Man. ” - WeAintFoundShin
“ December 31. The Lost Boys - Max. My Boyfriend's Back - Mr. Dingle. Annie - FDR. Overboard. Gilmore Girls. ” - WeAintFoundShin