Die too young!

by willi-beckenlehner | created - 06 Jul 2011 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

People they dies before they 60 years old, they dies too young! Hi folks, look at my other lists "The best die young and Early Death, but not forgotten"!

1. Anissa Jones

Actress | To Rome with Love

Anissa Jones was born on March 11, 1958 in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA as Mary Anissa Jones. She was an actress, known for To Rome with Love (1969), Family Affair (1966) and The Trouble with Girls (1969). She died on August 28, 1976 in Oceanside, California, USA.

2. Werner Stocker

Actor | Die weiße Rose

Werner Stocker was born on 7 April 1955 in Flintsbach am Inn, Germany and studied acting at the Munich Acting School and the noted Otto Falckenberg School. After receiving the German Movie Award as Best Younger Actor in 1983, he starred in several critically acclaimed TV movies and feature films ...

Darius in Highlander!

3. Dana Vávrová

Actress | Herbstmilch

Dana Vávrová was born on August 9, 1967 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She was an actress and director, known for Herbstmilch (1989), Der letzte Zug (2006) and Amadeus (1984). She was married to Joseph Vilsmaier. She died on February 5, 2009 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

Wife of German Director Joseph Vilsmaier (Stalingrad)!

4. John Candy

Actor | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Candy was one of Canada's greatest and funniest character actors. His well-known role as the big hearted buffoon earned him classics in Uncle Buck (1989) and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987). His career has handed him some dry spells but Candy always rebounded.

Born in Newmarket, Ontario, in ...

5. Kurt Cobain

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt and his family lived in Hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to Aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced. The divorce left Kurt's outlook on the world forever scarred. He...

6. Rudolph Valentino

Actor | The Sheik

Hollywood's original Latin Lover, a term that was invented for Rudolph Valentino by Hollywood moguls. Alla Nazimova's friend,Natacha Rambova (nee Winifred Hudnut) became romantically involved with Rudy and they lived together in her bungalow, from 1921 (during the filming of Camille) until they ...

7. Hervé Villechaize

Actor | The Man with the Golden Gun

Hervé Villechaize was born in Paris on April 23, 1943. He stopped growing very early and his father (who was a surgeon) tried to find a cure by visiting several doctors and hospitals. But there was none, so Hervé had to live with his small height and also with undersized lungs. He studied at the ...

8. John Lennon

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...

9. Freddie Mercury

Soundtrack | Metropolis

Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964, he and his family flew to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art, where he graduated in 1969. He ...

10. David Leland

Actor | The Hour Before the Dawn

Italian-born child actor who appeared in several Hollywood films in the 1940's.

His father Louis Leland (1879-1963) was born in Rome to an American father and Italian mother;his mother Helena Leland (1901/02-1989) was born in London.

He moved to the US in the early 1940's and appeared in several ...

11. Oliver Hasenfratz

Actor | Der König von St. Pauli

Oliver Hasenfratz was born on November 20, 1966 in Sindelfingen, Germany. He was an actor, known for Der König von St. Pauli (1998), Die Cleveren (1998) and Bandits (1997). He died on November 14, 2001 in Berlin, Germany.

12. Amy Winehouse

Soundtrack | Amy

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

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

13. Jani Lane

Soundtrack | Rock of Ages

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

14. Francesco Quinn

Actor | Platoon

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

15. Alan Ladd

Actor | Shane

Alan Walbridge Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the only child of Ina Raleigh (aka Selina Rowley) and Alan Ladd, a freelance accountant. His mother was English, from County Durham, and his paternal grandparents were Canadian. His father died when he was four. At age five, he burned his ...

16. Brion James

Actor | Blade Runner

Brion James was born February 20, 1945, in Redlands, California, to Ida Mae (Buckelew) and Jimmy James. The family soon moved to Beaumont, California (between Los Angeles and Palm Springs), where his parents built and operated a movie theater, where stars such as Gene Autry would occasionally stop ...

17. Carlamaria Heim

Actress | Meinungsverschiedenheiten

Carlamaria Heim was born on March 2, 1932 in Munich, Germany. She was an actress, known for Meinungsverschiedenheiten (1968), Das Brot des Bäckers (1976) and Der Kommissar (1969). She was married to Joachim Hackethal. She died on April 9, 1984 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.

18. Glenn Quinn

Actor | Angel

Quinn was born in Dublin, Ireland, and moved to the United States with his mother and two sisters in 1988. His first role was as a pool shark in the Richard Marx video Satisfied. He later landed a major role in the John Travolta film Shout (1991), where he shared a screen kiss with Gwyneth Paltrow....

19. Eric Douglas

Actor | The Golden Child

Eric Douglas was born on June 21, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Eric Anthony Douglas. He was an actor, known for The Golden Child (1986), Tales from the Crypt (1989) and The Flamingo Kid (1984). He died on July 6, 2004 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

Son of Hollywood Legend Kirk Douglas and Brother of Michael Douglas!

20. Persis Khambatta

Actress | Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Persis Khambatta was born on October 2, 1948 in Bombay, India. At age 17, as Femina Miss India, she entered Miss Universe 1965, dressed in off-the-rack clothes she bought at the last minute. Khambatta became a model for companies such as Revlon. Her biggest acting break was getting the role of ...

21. Thierry van Werveke

Actor | Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Thierry van Werveke was born on October 23, 1958 in Geneva, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997), Eine andere Liga (2005) and La revanche (2004). He died on January 12, 2009 in Luxembourg.

22. Brad Davis

Actor | Midnight Express

Born in Florida in 1949, Brad Davis moved to Georgia after graduating from high school to pursue an acting career. From there, he moved to New York City, twice, to find work. By the early 1970s Davis was acting in off-Broadway plays while studying acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage ...

23. Dominique Dunne

Actress | Poltergeist

Dominique Dunne was born to a life of privilege in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne and Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer. Actor Griffin Dunne is her brother. After her parents' divorce, she moved first to New York, and then to a posh home in ...

24. Heather O'Rourke

Actress | Poltergeist

Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry.

Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting ...

25. Jon-Erik Hexum

Actor | Voyagers!

In the early 1980s, this ruggedly handsome young man of Norwegian parentage was seen as the "next big thing", and then suddenly he was dead from an accident via a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Hexum was born and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, where he was a musically gifted student at school playing...

26. Erland van Lidth

Actor | The Running Man

Born in the Netherlands, he came to the United States as a child in the late 1950s. Erland grew up in Orange, New Jersey; Ridgefield, Connecticut; and Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he distinguished himself as a member of the wrestling team ...

27. François Truffaut

Writer | La nuit américaine

French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who became his protector. Bazin helped the ...

28. Jean Seberg

Actress | À bout de souffle

Jean Dorothy Seberg was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Dorothy Arline (Benson), a substitute teacher, and Edward Waldemar Seberg, a pharmacist. Her father was of Swedish descent and her mother was of English and German ancestry.

One month before her eighteenth birthday, Jean landed the title role in ...

29. Ruth Stephan

Actress | Gruß und Kuß vom Tegernsee

Ruth Stephan was born on October 27, 1925 in Altona [now Hamburg], Germany as Ruth Johanna Margaret Stephan. She was an actress, known for Gruß und Kuß vom Tegernsee (1957), Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank - 1. Trimester: Zur Hölle mit den Paukern (1968) and Hurra, die Schule ...

30. Hans Terofal

Actor | Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank - 1. Trimester: Zur Hölle mit den Paukern

Hans Terofal was born on April 10, 1923 in Munich, Germany as Hans Seitz. He was an actor and production manager, known for Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank - 1. Trimester: Zur Hölle mit den Paukern (1968), Hurra, die Schule brennt - Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank IV. Teil (1969) and ...

31. Steve Irwin

Actor | Dr. Dolittle 2

Steve Irwin was born in 1962 to parents Lyn and Bob Irwin, who were animal naturalists. He shared the love for animals all his life, stemming from being raised at the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. There, he partook in daily duties of animal feeding and care. He quickly established himself with...

32. Victor Buono

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Larger than life, Laughtonesque, and with an eloquent, king-sized appetite for maniacal merriment, a good portion of the work of actor Victor Buono was squandered on hokey villainy on both film and television. Ostensibly perceived as bizarre or demented, seldom did Hollywood give this cultivated ...

33. Thomas Freudensprung

Actor | Der Überfall

Thomas Freudensprung was born in 1965 in Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria, Austria. He was an actor, known for Der Überfall (2000), Tatort (1970) and Trautmann (2000). He died on October 1, 2011 in Markt Sankt Martin, Burgenland, Austria.

34. Estella Blain

Actress | Im weissen Rössl

Estella Blain was born on March 30, 1930 in Paris, France as Micheline Lestellat. She was an actress, known for Im weissen Rössl (1960), Angelique and the King (1966) and The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966). She was married to Gérard Blain. She died on January 1, 1982 in Port-Vendres, ...

35. Steve Jobs

Producer | Toy Story

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

36. Andrew Koenig

Actor | InAlienable

Andrew Koenig was born on August 17, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joshua Andrew Koenig. He was an actor and editor, known for InAlienable (2007), Batman: Dead End (2003) and Growing Pains (1985). He died on February 14, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Son of Star Trek-Star Walter Koenig!

37. Edward D. Wood Jr.

Writer | Plan 9 from Outer Space

Hacks are nothing new in Hollywood. Since the beginning of the film industry at the turn of the 20th century, thousands of untalented people have come to Los Angeles from all over America and abroad to try to make it big (as writers, producers, directors, actors, talent agents, singers, composers, ...

38. Danny Aiello III

Stunts | Shooter

Danny Aiello was an accomplished producer and director with twenty-five years experience in the industry, receiving considerable notice as one of New York's finest up-and-coming filmmakers. He most recently produced and directed: 18 Shades of Dust (1999), a feature film nominated at the London Film...

39. F.W. Murnau

Director | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

F.W. Murnau was a German film director. He was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt. During World War I he served as a company commander at the eastern front and was in the German air ...

40. Trevor Goddard

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Trevor Goddard was born in Croydon, Surrey, England on October 14, 1962. His parents, Eric and Clara, and baby Trevor moved to Bromley, Kent, where he grew up. As a natural athlete, Trevor was highly interested in sports. As a youngster, he played football (soccer) and cricket and enjoyed running ...

41. Karl Obermayr

Actor | Die letzten Jahre der Kindheit

Karl Obermayr was born on April 4, 1931 in Freising, Germany. He was an actor, known for Die letzten Jahre der Kindheit (1979), Monaco Franze - Der ewige Stenz (1983) and Martin Luther (1983). He died on June 3, 1985 in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany.

42. Elfriede Datzig

Actress | Die falsche Braut

Elfriede Datzig was born on July 26, 1922 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress, known for Die falsche Braut (1945), Anthony the Last (1939) and Der ewige Klang (1943). She was married to Albert Hehn. She died on January 27, 1946 in Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany.

43. Coluche

Actor | Tchao pantin

Coluche was born on October 28, 1944 in Paris, France as Michel Colucci. He is known for his work on Tchao pantin (1983), Vous n'aurez pas l'Alsace et la Lorraine (1977) and Le bon roi Dagobert (1984). He was married to Véronique K. Colucci. He died on June 19, 1986 in Opio, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

44. Frank Giering

Actor | Funny Games

Born and raised in Magdeburg (Germany), Frank Giering gained first stage experience as a background actor at the former known "Maxim-Gorki" theatre Magdeburg". During this time the desire arose to become an actor even though he said at a later time, that this desire was mainly animated due to his ...

45. Neil McCarthy

Actor | Where Eagles Dare

Neil McCarthy was born on July 26, 1932 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England as Eugene Neil McCarthy. He was an actor, known for Where Eagles Dare (1968), Zulu (1964) and Clash of the Titans (1981). He died on February 6, 1985 in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England.

46. Steve McQueen

Actor | The Great Escape

He was the ultra-cool male film star of the 1960s, and rose from a troubled youth spent in reform schools to being the world's most popular actor. Over 25 years after his untimely death from mesothelioma in 1980, Steve McQueen is still considered hip and cool, and he endures as an icon of popular ...

47. Audie Murphy

Actor | Ride a Crooked Trail

Audie Murphy became a national hero during World War II as the most decorated combat soldier of the war. Among his 33 awards was the Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery that a soldier can receive. In addition, he was also decorated for bravery by the governments of France and Belgium, and...

48. Robert Shaw

Actor | Jaws

Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927 in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while ...

49. Robert Urich

Actor | The Ice Pirates

Robert grew up in Toronto, Ohio, where his athletic ability led to a four year football scholarship at Florida State University (FSU). There he earned a B.A. in Communications. He later received an M.A. at Michigan State University and then joined WGN radio in Chicago as a sales account ...

50. Ulrich Mühe

Actor | Das Leben der Anderen

Ulrich Mühe was born on June 20, 1953 in Grimma, East Germany as Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe. He was an actor and director, known for The Lives of Others (2006), Funny Games (1997) and Der letzte Zeuge (1998). He was married to Susanne Lothar, Jenny Gröllmann and Annegret Hahn. He died on July 22, ...

51. Adrian Hoven

Producer | Der Mörder mit dem Seidenschal

Adrian Hoven was born on May 18, 1922 in Wöllersdorf, Lower Austria, Austria as Wilhelm Arpad Peter Hofkirchner. He was an actor and producer, known for Der Mörder mit dem Seidenschal (1966), Im Schloß der blutigen Begierde (1968) and Welt am Draht (1973). He died on April 8, 1981 in ...

52. Charles Rocket

Actor | Dumb and Dumber

Charles Rocket was born on August 28, 1949 in Bangor, Maine, USA as Charles Adams Claverie. He was an actor, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Dances with Wolves (1990) and Short Cuts (1993). He was married to Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Crellin. He died on October 7, 2005 in Canterbury, Connecticut, USA.

53. Peter Sellers

Actor | Being There

Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born to a well-off English acting family in 1925. His mother and father worked in an acting company run by his grandmother. As a child, Sellers was spoiled, as his parents' first child had died at birth. He enlisted in the Royal...

54. Heidi Brühl

Actress | Der Zigeunerbaron

Heidi Brühl was born on January 30, 1942 in Gräfelfing, Bavaria, Germany as Heidi Rosemarie Brühl. She was an actress, known for Der Zigeunerbaron (1962), Hochzeit auf Immenhof (1956) and Ferien auf Immenhof (1957). She was married to Brett Halsey. She died on June 8, 1991 in Starnberg, Bavaria.

55. Françoise Dorléac

Actress | L'homme de Rio

The radiant Francoise Dorleac is better remembered today as the elder, ill-fated sister of French film star Catherine Deneuve. The Paris-born actress, however, was actually the first to become a star and had quite a formidable career of her own in the 1960s until it was cut short. Born into a ...

56. Robert Knox

Actor | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Son of Colin and Sally Knox. Brother of Jamie Knox.

Stabbed to death in bar brawl in London on 24 May 2008, while protecting his 16-year-old brother, four days after his last scene on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was shot. His attacker was convicted of his murder on 4 March 2009.

57. Sid Vicious

Soundtrack | The Astronaut's Wife

Along with fellow Sex Pistol member, Johnny Rotten, lanky, sneering, pock faced Sid epitomised the punk movement born in the mid 1970s in working class England. Sid Vicious (real name John Beverly) wasn't an original member of the Pistols, but rather joined the band after original bassist, Glen ...

58. Mick Werup

Actor | Diese Drombuschs

Mick Werup was born on November 16, 1958 in Hamburg, Germany as Jürgen Marvin. He was an actor, known for Diese Drombuschs (1983). He died on January 7, 2011 in Hamburg.

59. Raul Julia

Actor | Street Fighter

Raul Julia was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Olga Arcelay, a mezzo-soprano singer, and Raúl Juliá, an electrical engineer. He graduated from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School in San Juan. Here he studied the rigorous classical curriculum of the Jesuits and was always active ...

60. Romy Schneider

Actress | L'important c'est d'aimer

Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi (1955). Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation ...

61. George Harrison

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

A master musician, a film producer and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Beatles, George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was also the youngest of four children, born to Harold Harrison and Louise Harrison.

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62. Michael Jeter

Actor | The Green Mile

Michael Jeter was born on August 26, 1952 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for The Green Mile (1999), Open Range (2003) and Jurassic Park III (2001). He was married to Sean Blue. He died on March 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

63. John Cazale

Actor | Dog Day Afternoon

John Cazale was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to an Irish-American mother, Cecilia (Holland), and an Italian-American father, John Cazale. Cazale only made five feature films in his career, all which many fans and critics alike call classics. But before his film debut, the short The American Way (...

64. Gary Coleman

Actor | Diff'rent Strokes

Without a doubt Gary Coleman was THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A refreshingly confident little tyke with sparkling dark, saucer-like eyes and an ingratiating, take-on-anyone burst of personality, the boy charmed the pants right off of TV viewers the minute he was glimpsed in ...

65. Marty Feldman

Actor | Young Frankenstein

"I am too old to die young, and too young to grow up," Marty Feldman told a reporter -- a week before he died.

This beloved comedian, who poked fun at himself, as well as others, was born Martin Alan Feldman on July 8, 1934, in London, England. His parents were of Ukrainian Jewish heritage (from ...

66. Bernie Mac

Actor | The Bernie Mac Show

Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in 1957 in Chicago, the son of Mary McCullough and Jeffery Harrison. He grew up in the city, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, ...

67. Graham Chapman

Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a German air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he ...

68. Kevin Peter Hall

Actor | Predator 2

This African American actor attended Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He started his junior year at 6' 5" and finished it at 6' 9"! He played basketball throughout his high-school years and won a scholarship. He averaged 18 points a game and 10 rebounds! He played basketball ...

69. Richard Jordan

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Harvard-educated stage and screen actor Richard Jordan was born into a socially prominent family on July 19, 1937 in New York City, the grandson of Learned Hand, the greatest American jurist never to have served on the U.S. Supreme Court. Newbold Morris, his stepfather, was a member of the New York...

He was born on the same day like my ma!

70. John Meillon

Actor | 'Crocodile' Dundee II

John Meillon was born on May 1, 1934 in Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He was an actor, known for Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Wake in Fright (1971). He was married to Bunny Gibson and June Salter. He died on August 10, 1989 in Neutral Bay, Sydney.

71. Bill Bixby

Actor | The Incredible Hulk

The son of a sales clerk and a department store owner, Bill Bixby was the sixth-generation Californian born as Wilfred Bailey Bixby, on January 22, 1934, in San Francisco, California. An only child growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, he attended schools in the same area, took ballroom dance lessons,...

72. Volker Prechtel

Actor | Der Name der Rose

Volker Prechtel was born on August 9, 1941 in Hopfen am See, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Name of the Rose (1986), Löwengrube (1989) and Forsthaus Falkenau (1989). He died on August 7, 1997 in Gröbenzell, Bavaria.

73. Katharina De Bruyn

Actress | Beiß mich, Liebling

Katharina De Bruyn was born on April 24, 1940 in Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany. She was an actress, known for Beiß mich, Liebling (1970), Köpfchen in das Wasser, Schwänzchen in die Höh (1969) and Die fünfte Kolonne (1963). She died on February 26, 1993 in Traunstein, Bavaria.

74. Robert Addie

Actor | Excalibur

Having left Marlborough College early, Robert went to London to follow up his ambition of becoming an actor by auditioning for and joining the National Youth Theatre. He then moved into film and television work. He went to R.A.D.A. for a year. His hobbies were polo and gardening.

75. Michael Kamen

Soundtrack | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Michael Kamen was born on April 15, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as Michael Arnold Kamen. He was married to Sandra Keenan. He died on November 18, 2003 in London, England.

76. Eberhard Feik

Actor | Tatort

Eberhard Feik was born on November 23, 1943 in Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany. He was an actor, known for Tatort (1970), Scene of the Crime: A Tooth for a Tooth (1985) and Zabou (1987). He was married to Anneli Feik-Wagner. He died on October 18, 1994 in Oberried, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

77. Sandra White

Actress | Das schreckliche Mädchen

Sandra White was born on August 28, 1962 in Bavaria, Germany. She was an actress, known for The Nasty Girl (1990), Löwengrube (1989) and Peter Steiners Theaterstadl (1984). She died on July 28, 1989 in Munich, Bavaria.

78. J.T. Walsh

Actor | Sling Blade

J.T. Walsh was born on September 28, 1943 in San Francisco, California, USA as James Thomas Patrick Walsh. He was an actor, known for Sling Blade (1996), Breakdown (1997) and A Few Good Men (1992). He was married to Susan West. He died on February 27, 1998 in La Mesa, California.

79. Gundula Rapsch

Actress | Leas Hochzeit

Gundula Rapsch was born on January 26, 1963 in Bochum, Germany. She was an actress, known for Leas Hochzeit (1992), Die Lottosieger (2009) and Kommissar Rex (1994). She died on December 14, 2011 in Vienna, Austria.

80. Vivien Leigh

Actress | A Streetcar Named Desire

If a film were made of the life of Vivien Leigh, it would open in India just before World War I, where a successful British businessman could live like a prince. In the mountains above Calcutta, a little princess is born. Because of the outbreak of World War I, she is six years old the first time ...

81. Vincent Schiavelli

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

Vincent Schiavelli, selected in 1997 by Vanity Fair as one of the best character actors in America, had made over 120 film and television appearances. He studied acting at NYU's Theatre Program. Aside from his acting career, Vincent was the author of three cookbooks, and has written numerous ...

82. Géraldine Giraud

Actress | Le provincial

Géraldine Giraud was born on May 17, 1968 in Sens, Yonne, France. She was an actress and assistant director, known for Le provincial (1990), Les insaisissables (2000) and Pédale dure (2004). She died on November 2, 2004 in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, Yonne.

83. Rod Serling

Writer | The Twilight Zone

John Phillips is the name used by longtime television and film writer Rod Serling when he asked that his real name be removed as the writer of the pilot episode of the series "The New People" in 1969. While Serling's name remained as series developer, he was sufficiently annoyed with ABC- TV's ...

84. Jim Varney

Actor | Ernest Goes to Camp

James Albert Varney, Jr. was born in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nancy Louise (Howard) and James Albert Varney, Sr. He became interested in theater as a teenager, winning state titles in drama competitions while a student at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky. At age 15 he played Ebeneezer ...

85. Jim Henson

Actor | The Muppet Show

Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends (1955), a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and ...

86. Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Writer | Faustrecht der Freiheit

Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and...

87. Larry Semon

Director | The Show

Slapstick comedian known for his charming, white-painted face and clownish smile, mugged his way to being a very highly paid and popular actor. His career was marred by personal problems, and his fortune was lost to high spending. By the time he died, he'd already been hospitalized for a nervous ...

88. John Denver

Soundtrack | Armageddon

His birth occurred on Friday, December 31st, 1943, as the son of an Air Force officer, Denver was constantly moved from state to state and country to country. It was in Tucson, Arizona, that his grandmother gave him his first acoustic guitar, a gift that would prove an icebreaker when meeting other...

89. Dean Paul Martin

Soundtrack | Hell Ride

The son of Rat Pack member Dean Martin, Dean Paul Martin initially showed interest in a singing career, and was also a talented tennis player, which served him well in his role opposite Ali McGraw in 1979's The Players. An avid pilot and a captain in the California Air National Guard, Martin was ...

90. Richard Marquand

Director | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Richard Marquand was born on September 22, 1937 in Llanishen, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales as Richard Alfred Marquand. He was a director and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Jagged Edge (1985) and Nowhere to Run (1993). He was married to Carol Bell and Josephine ...

91. Will Sampson

Actor | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

A Native American actor of the Creek Nation, Sampson's "big break" came from his memorable role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) opposite Jack Nicholson. He was also starred opposite Clint Eastwood in the western The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). He had supporting roles in Orca (1977), The ...

92. Carolyn Mitchell

Actress | The Cry Baby Killer

Carolyn Mitchell was born Barbara Ann Thomason on January 25, 1937 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Don and Helen Thomason. While attending Emerson Elementary School in Phoenix, she became known as the prettiest girl in Phoenix. Her family moved to Inglewood, California in 1951, a part of Los Angeles, a ...

Wife of Mickey Rooney!

93. Falco

Soundtrack | Atomic Blonde

He was born as Johann Hölzel in Vienna, but was mostly called "Hans". Very young, he was considered as a new Mozart and decided to have a musical career. He started playing the bass guitar in local bands such as "Drahdiwaberl" or "The Hallucination Company". Around that time he changed his name to ...

Great singer from Austria!

94. Sabu

Actor | Arabian Nights

Sabu Dastagir (or Selar Shaik Sabu, depending on your resource) was born on January 27, 1924, in the little town of Mysore, India, which is nestled in the jungles of Karapur. The son of an elephant driver (mahout) in service for the Maharajah of his town, the young stable boy learned responsibility...

Mowgli in the Jungle Book!

95. Dorothy Stratten

Actress | Galaxina

Dorothy Stratten's story was brief, glorious and tragic. She was born Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten on February 28, 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She grew up in a rough neighborhood in Vancouver, but kept out of trouble and went through the motions of school. While not a beauty as a child...

96. 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 ...

She was a very good singer, I am very sad!

97. Jennifer Nitsch

Actress | Nur eine kleine Affäre

Jennifer Nitsch was born on December 10, 1966 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Jennifer Claudia Barbara Nitsch. She is known for her work on Nur eine kleine Affäre (1994), Caraibi (1999) and Der Schattenmann (1996). She died on June 13, 2004 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

98. David Graf

Actor | Police Academy

David Graf was a Lancaster, Ohio native. He was a graduate of Lancaster High School in 1968. He went on to attend college at Otterbein University where he graduated in 1972 as a theater major. He attended Ohio State University grad school until 1975 when he dropped out to pursue an acting career in...

99. Maria Kwiatkowsky

Actress | En garde

Maria Kwiatkowsky was born on April 23, 1985 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress, known for En garde (2004), Liebe Amelie (2005) and Die Er­fin­dung der Liebe (2013). She died on July 4, 2011 in Berlin.

100. Gilda Radner

Actress | Saturday Night Live

Gilda Radner was one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century, ranked up with Lucille Ball and other comedy legends of the highest caliber. She was born on June 28, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, the younger of two children of Henrietta (Dworkin), a legal secretary, and Herman Radner, a ...



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