Date of Death between 1970-01-01 and 1970-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Gypsy Rose Lee

Actress | Belle of the Yukon

Born Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington, in 1911, but called Louise from early childhood, Gypsy Rose Lee was the daughter of a mild-mannered businessman and a restless, fiery young woman named Rose, who was determined to get out of Seattle and make a life for herself and her daughter in show...

2. Inger Stevens

Actress | Hang 'Em High

This enigmatic Stockholm-born beauty had everything going for her, including a rapidly rising film and TV career. Yet on April 30, 1970, at only 35, Inger Stevens would become another tragic Hollywood statistic -- added proof that fame and fortune do not always lead to happiness. Over time, a ...

3. Billie Burke

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

Billie Burke was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1885 in Washington, D.C. Her father was a circus clown, and as a child she toured the United States and Europe with the circus (before motion pictures and after the stage, circuses were the biggest form of entertainment in the...

4. Anita Louise

Actress | The Little Princess

An actress from the age of 6, Anita appeared with Walter Hampden in the Broadway production of Peter Ibbetson. As a juvenile actor, Anita used the name Louise Fremault and made her film debut at 9 in the film The Sixth Commandment (1924). She continued to make films as a child actor, and in 1929, ...

5. Ed Begley

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Charismatic character star Edward James Begley was born in Hartford, Connecticut of Irish parents and educated at St.Patrick's school. His interest in acting first surfaced at the age of nine, when he performed amateur theatricals at the Hartford Globe Theatre. Determined to make his own way, he ...

6. William Hopper

Actor | Perry Mason

William Hopper was born on January 26, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as William DeWolf Hopper Jr. He was an actor, known for Perry Mason (1957), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) and The Bad Seed (1956). He was married to Janette Jinty Mansfield and Jane Gilbert. He died on March 6, 1970 in ...

7. Cathy O'Donnell

Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives

She was in Alabama until age 12, Ann Steely attended high school and college in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, then worked as a stenographer to finance a trip to Hollywood, where fortune favored her with a contract at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer under Samuel Goldwyn. Recognizing her talent and appeal through a ...

8. Soledad Miranda

Actress | Vampyros Lesbos

Soledad Miranda was a Spanish actress who appeared in many films in the 1960s. Her remarkable beauty and her tragic untimely death make her story the stuff of legend. She was born on July 9, 1943 in Seville, Spain. She started her career when only eight years old as a flamenco dancer and singer. ...

9. Charles Ruggles

Actor | Ruggles of Red Gap

Charles Ruggles had one of the longest careers in Hollywood, lasting more than 50 years and encompassing more than 100 films. He made his film debut in 1914 in The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and worked steadily after that. He was memorably paired with Mary Boland in a series of comedies in the ...

10. Frances Farmer

Actress | Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake

Born in Seattle, Frances Farmer studied drama at the University of Washington, Seattle. In 1935, she went to Hollywood where she secured a seven-year contract with Paramount. In 1943, she was wrongfully declared mentally incompetent and committed by her parents to a series of asylums and public ...

11. Conrad Nagel

Actor | The Ship from Shanghai

Conrad Nagel was born on March 16, 1897 in Keokuk, Iowa, USA as John Conrad Nagel. He was an actor, known for The Ship from Shanghai (1930), Kongo (1932) and Quality Street (1927). He was married to Michael Coulson Smith, Lynn Merrick and Ruth Helms. He died on February 24, 1970 in New York City, ...

12. Chester Morris

Actor | The Divorcee

The Academy Award-nominated film actor Chester Morris, who will forever be associated with the character Boston Blackie, was born John Chester Brooks Morris on February 16 1901 in New York City, the son of actor William Morris and comedienne Etta Hawkins.

Chester Morris made his Broadway debut as a ...

13. Carolyn Craig

Actress | Giant

Carolyn Craig was born on October 27, 1934 in Green Acres, Long Island, New York, USA as Adele Ruth Crago. She was an actress, known for Giant (1956), House on Haunted Hill (1959) and Northwest Passage (1958). She was married to Arthur Bryden and Charles Edward Graham. She died on December 12, 1970...

14. Arthur Shields

Actor | The Quiet Man

Though not as well known as his nearly decade-older brother Barry Fitzgerald, Shields was a talented actor with well over twice the film roles in his career. Fitzgerald was already a well established player at the renowned Dublin Abbey Theater when Shields, also bitten by the acting bug, joined in ...

15. Frank Silvera

Actor | Killer's Kiss

He was a highly successful black actor/director in the 1950s and 1960s who - because of his light-skinned appearance - transcended race and ethnicity in his performances. In motion pictures, Frank Silvera was cast as black, Latino, Polynesian and "white"/racially indeterminate (due to black + white...

16. Edward Everett Horton

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

It seemed like Edward Everett Horton appeared in just about every Hollywood comedy made in the 1930s. He was always the perfect counterpart to the great gentlemen and protagonists of the films. Horton was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Isabella S. (Diack) and Edward Everett Horton, a ...

17. Preston Foster

Actor | Kansas City Confidential

Actor, composer, songwriter, guitarist and author. He moved from Broadway acting (1928-1932) into films, touring America with his wife and daughter, and did some recordings. He was the executive producer at the El Camino Playhouse in California. Joining ASCAP in 1953, his chief musical collaborator...

18. Mari Blanchard

Actress | Destry

Petite, attractive Mari Blanchard rarely managed get the lucky breaks. The daughter of an oil tycoon and a psychotherapist, she suffered from severe poliomyelitis from the age of nine, which denied her a hoped-for dancing career. For several years, she worked hard to rehabilitate her limbs from ...

19. Del Moore

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Del Moore was born on May 14, 1916 in Pensacola, Florida, USA as Marion Delbridge Moore. He was an actor and writer, known for The Nutty Professor (1963), Get Smart (1965) and Batman (1966). He was married to Gayle. He died on August 30, 1970 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Fernand Gravey

Actor | The King and the Chorus Girl

One of director Alfred Machin's favorite actresses was Fernande Dépernay of the Théâtre des Galeries. Dépernay was married to Georges Mertens, another of Machin's regular actors. Their son, Fernand Mertens, born in 1904. He made his acting debut in 'Saïda Makes Off with Manneken Pis' and in 1914 ...

21. Janis Joplin

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta, ...

22. Jimi Hendrix

Soundtrack | Woodstock

Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, to African-American parents Lucille (Jeter) and James Allen Hendrix. His mother named him John Allen Hendrix and raised him alone while his father, Al Hendrix, was off fighting in World War II. When his mother became sick from ...

23. Byron Foulger

Actor | The Man with Nine Lives

One of those wonderfully busy character actors whose face is familiar if not his name, mild-mannered actor Byron Foulger began performing with community theater, and stock and repertory companies after graduating from the University of Utah. He met his future wife, character actress Dorothy Adams, ...

24. Sonny Tufts

Actor | The Seven Year Itch

Born into a prominent Boston family of bankers whose patriarch was said to have arrived in America from England in 1683, Sonny Tufts would end his career as a Hollywood "bad boy," immersed in drink and scandal.

Tufts was graduated from Yale in 1935 and began pursuing a career in opera, eventually ...

25. Bourvil

Actor | The Longest Day

At the age of three, André Zacharie Raimbourg and his family moved to a town in the region of Normandy called Bourville. He finished school at the age of 15 and began to work as a baker. He was already playing harmonica, mandoline and cornet when he engaged himself in a village band. In the ...

26. Hal March

Actor | Send Me No Flowers

Hal March, born Harold Mendelson, first came on the scene in 1944 as one half of the comedy duo, Sweeney & March. He and Bob Sweeney had their own radio program, aptly named the "Sweeney and March Show" on CBS radio through 1948. In the early fifties, March sought a variety of venues in which to ...

27. Alfred Newman

Composer | All About Eve

Alfred Newman was born on March 17, 1901 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is known for his work on All About Eve (1950), How the West Was Won (1962) and V for Vendetta (2005). He was married to Martha Montgomery and Mary Lou Dix. He died on February 17, 1970 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California,...

28. Frank Gerstle

Actor | D.O.A.

Frank Gerstle was born on September 27, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Francis M. Gerstle. He was an actor, known for D.O.A. (1949), The Silencers (1966) and The Neanderthal Man (1953). He died on February 23, 1970 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

29. Patrick Wymark

Actor | Where Eagles Dare

Patrick Wymark was born on July 11, 1920 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England as Patrick Carl Cheeseman. He was an actor, known for Where Eagles Dare (1968), Repulsion (1965) and The Conqueror Worm (1968). He was married to Olwen Wymark. He died on October 20, 1970 in Melbourne, Australia.

30. James Edwards

Actor | Patton

Pioneering actor who was among Hollywood's first - years ahead of Sidney Poitier - to crush the Stepin Fetchit stereotype of black males as shiftless illiterates. Although in some pictures Edwards would portray subservient characters (e.g. "General" George C. Scott's valet in Patton (1970)), he ...

31. Steve Darrell

Actor | Tarantula

Steve Darrell was born on November 19, 1904 in Osage, Iowa, USA as Darryl Eugene Horsfall. He was an actor, known for Tarantula (1955), West of Sonora (1948) and Ghost of Zorro (1949). He died on August 14, 1970 in Hollywood, California, USA.

32. Vinton Hayworth

Actor | Batman

Vinton Hayworth was born on June 4, 1906 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Vinton Haworth. He was an actor, known for Batman (1966), Zorro (1957) and China Passage (1937). He was married to Jean Hayworth. He died on May 21, 1970 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

33. Jimmy Hanley

Actor | Don't Ever Leave Me

Good-natured British actor Jimmy Hanley was groomed by the Rank Studio system during his teen years and earned stardom as the "boy next door" type in exuberant musicals and likeable comedies. He married actress Dinah Sheridan in 1942 and they appeared together in a number of featherweight war-era ...

34. Roscoe Karns

Actor | It Happened One Night

On stage since age 15, Roscoe Karns parlayed his machine-gun delivery and street-wise demeanor (although many thought of him as a New Yorker, he was actually from San Bernardino, California) into character roles in dozens of films from the 1920s to the 1960s. His peak period, though, was in the ...

35. Jules Munshin

Actor | On the Town

Jules Munshin was born on February 22, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for On the Town (1949), Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) and Silk Stockings (1957). He was married to Bonnie Brandon. He died on February 19, 1970 in New York.

36. Mickey Daniels

Actor | Roaring Roads

Mickey Daniels was born on October 11, 1914 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA as Richard Daniels Jr. He was an actor, known for Roaring Roads (1935), Good Cheer (1926) and Adventurous Knights (1935). He died on August 20, 1970 in San Diego, California, USA.

37. Nydia Westman

Actress | The Cat and the Canary

This adorable character actress tended to play older than she really was on stage, screen and TV. Petite and quite pretty in her youth, Nydia Westman was born in 1902 to vaudevillian parents, actor-composer Theodore Westman and actress-playwright Lily Wren, and was thrust into the limelight at an ...

38. E.M. Forster

Writer | A Room with a View

E.M. Forster was born on January 1, 1879 in London, England as Edward Morgan Forster. He was a writer, known for A Room with a View (1985), Howards End (1992) and The Machine Stops (2009). He died on June 7, 1970 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England.

39. Pat Flaherty

Actor | My Man Godfrey

Pat Flaherty served in the military during the Mexican border campaign in 1916 and was a flying officer for the Signal Corps in World War I. He then played professional baseball in the minor leagues in Des Moines, San Francisco, Shreveport, Indianapolis, Akron and for other teams. He played ...

40. Fred Coby

Actor | Don Ricardo Returns

Fred Coby was born on March 1, 1916 in Nevada County, California, USA as Frederick G. Beckner Jr. He was an actor, known for Don Ricardo Returns (1946), Government Agents vs Phantom Legion (1951) and Jungle Goddess (1948). He died on September 27, 1970 in Los Angeles, California.

41. Dan Riss

Actor | Dragnet

Dan Riss was born on March 22, 1910 in Streator, Illinois, USA as Fredric Daniel Riss. He was an actor, known for Dragnet (1951), You Are There (1953) and Panic in the Streets (1950). He died on August 28, 1970 in Hollywood, California, USA.

42. Chet Stratton

Actor | Matinee Theatre

Prolific film, radio-television and stage actor and singer, born into a theatrical family where he toured as a child in repertory shows and in vaudeville. He studied at the University of Alabama and Rutgers University and later appeared on Broadway in "White Oaks" with Ethel Barrymore, "The ...

43. Erich Maria Remarque

Writer | A Time to Love and a Time to Die

German novelist Remarque was born in Osnabruck in 1898. His first novel, the anti-war All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), was written in response to his experiences as a soldier in WWI, and published in 1929. He moved to Switzerland until 1939, when he emigrated to the U.S., where he lived and ...

44. Juano Hernandez

Actor | Kiss Me Deadly

He was the son of a Puerto Rican seaman. He was self-educated and spent much of his childhood in Brazil singing on the streets to raise money for food. He became an actor after having been a circus performer, radio actor, and vaudeville performer. He worked in the chorus of the 1927 stage ...

45. Yukio Mishima

Writer | Yûkoku

Yukio Mishima was born in Tokyo in 1925. He attended the University of Tokyo. His first work of fiction, a short story, was published when he was a first-year student. For the rest of his life he wrote - to enormous popular and critical acclaim - plays, poetry, essays, and novels. His first ...

47. Mary Clare

Actress | The Lady Vanishes

Mary Clare was a versatile British character actress of redoubtable presence. On the London stage from 1910 (some sources say 1912), she later alternated her theatrical appearances with acting on screen. During the 1920's and 30's, she specialised in stately characters and villainesses in period ...

48. Erle Stanley Gardner

Writer | Perry Mason

Erle Stanley Gardner, the prolific pulp fiction writer best known for creating the fictional lawyer Perry Mason; Della Street, Mason's secretary; private detective Paul Drake, Mason's favorite investigator; and Hamilton Burger, the district attorney with the worst won-lost record in the history of ...

49. Alex Montoya

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Alex Montoya was born on October 19, 1907 in El Paso, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) and Soldiers of Fortune (1955). He died on September 25, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Naunton Wayne

Actor | The Lady Vanishes

Linked inextricably with actor Basil Radford, Welsh-born character actor Naunton Wayne, together with Radford, struck such a major chord with film audiences as an inept, uppercrust pair of cricket-obsessed British gents, that the two were invariably teamed up time and time again in a host of "veddy...


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