2010-2017 RIP

by cgay | created - 06 Sep 2011 | updated - 6 days ago | Public

1. Art Clokey

Director | Gumby 1

Art Clokey was born on October 12, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Arthur Charles Farrington. He was a director and producer, known for Gumby 1 (1995), The Gumby Show (1956) and Gumby Adventures (1988). He was married to Gloria Clokey and Ruth Clokey. He died on January 8, 2010 in Los Osos, ...

2. Elizabeth Moody

Actress | Braindead

Elizabeth Moody was born in 1939. She was an actress, known for Braindead (1992), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and Heavenly Creatures (1994). She was married to Terence Moody. She died on January 12, 2010 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

3. Teddy Pendergrass

Soundtrack | The Nutty Professor

Teddy Pendergrass was born on March 26, 1950 in Kingstree, South Carolina, USA as Theodore DeReese Pendergrass. He was married to Joan Pendergrass and Karen Still. He died on January 13, 2010 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.

4. Mark Jones

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Mark Jones was born on April 22, 1939 in the UK. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Under Milk Wood (1971) and Doctor Who (1963). He died on January 14, 2010 in Shropshire, England.

5. Madeline Charanis

Actress | The Deadly Spawn

Madeline Charanis was born on February 4, 1911 in Lier, Belgium. She was an actress, known for The Deadly Spawn (1983). She died on January 18, 2010 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

6. Jean Simmons

Actress | Spartacus

Demure British beauty Jean Simmons was born January 31, 1929 in Crouch End, London. As a 14-year-old dance student, she was plucked from her school to play Margaret Lockwood's precocious sister in Give Us the Moon (1944), and she went on to make a name for herself in such major British productions ...

7. Pernell Roberts

Actor | Bonanza

Best recalled as the eldest son and first member of the "Bonanza" Cartwright clan to permanently leave the Ponderosa in the hopes of greener acting pastures, dark, deep-voiced and durably handsome Pernell Roberts' native roots lay in Georgia. Born Pernell Elvin Roberts, Jr. on May 18, 1928, in ...

8. Erika Young

Actress | The Princess Diaries

Erika Young was born on May 18, 1918 in Germany. She was an actress, known for The Princess Diaries (2001), Clownhouse (1989) and Sounder, Part 2 (1976). She died on February 25, 2010 in Marysville, California, USA.

9. Betty Lou Keim

Actress | Some Came Running

Betty Lou Keim was born, in 1938, in Malden, Massachusetts. She made her debut as Peggy Allison in the television series, My Son Jeep (1953). She later appeared on Repertory Theatre (1948) and The Alcoa Hour (1955). Two movie roles followed in 1956, those being These Wilder Years (1956) and Teenage...

10. Zelda Rubinstein

Actress | Poltergeist

A marvelously quirky and distinctive 4' 3" character actress, with a larger-than-life presence on film and TV, Zelda Rubinstein gave up a long and stable career in the medical field as a lab technician in order to strive for something more self-fulfilling as middle age settled in. At the age of 45,...

11. J.D. Salinger

Writer | My Foolish Heart

U.S. writer whose novel "The Catcher in the Rye" (1951) won critical acclaim and devoted admirers, especially among the post-World War II generation of college students. His entire corpus of published works consists of that one novel and 13 short stories, all originally written in the period 1948-...

12. David Brown

Producer | The Player

David Brown was born on July 28, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer, known for The Player (1992), Deep Impact (1998) and Jaws (1975). He was married to Helen Gurley Brown. He died on February 1, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City.

13. Frances Reid

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and was raised in Berkeley, California, she attended/graduated at The Pasadena Community Playhouse where her major was acting, and she pursued her career immediately. The Emmy Award nominee who has played Alice Horton for the entire 37 years that Days of Our Lives has ...

14. Ian Carmichael

Actor | I'm All Right Jack

Unassuming, innocent-eyed and always ingratiating, Brit comedy actor Ian Carmichael was quite the popular chap in late 50s and early 60s film. He was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England on June 18, 1920, the son of Arthur Denholm Carmichael, an optician, and his wife Kate (Gillett). After receiving ...

15. Bob Hoy

Actor | The Enforcer

Robert F. Hoy was equally at home as a stuntman and as an actor. He appeared as Joe Butler on the acclaimed TV Western, The High Chaparral. He stunt-doubled for Charles Bronson, Tony Curtis, Robert Forrester, Ross Martin, Tyrone Power, David Jansen, Telly Savalas, Charles McGraw, Jay Silverheels ...

16. Caroline McWilliams

Actress | Mermaids

Caroline McWilliams was born on April 4, 1945 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Caroline Margaret McWilliams. She was an actress and director, known for Mermaids (1990), Benson (1979) and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). She was married to Michael Keaton. She died on February 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, ...

17. 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.

18. John Davis Chandler

Actor | Adventures in Babysitting

Character actor John Davis Chandler was born on January 28, 1935, in Hinton, West Virginia. He was raised in Charleston, West Virginia. Tall and thin, with fair hair, piercing blue eyes, a pale complexion and a nasal, whiny voice, Chandler specialized in portraying mean, neurotic and dangerous ...

19. Kathryn Grayson

Actress | Kiss Me Kate

Kathryn Grayson was born Zelma Kathryn Elisabeth Hedrick in Winston-Salem, NC, on February 9, 1922. This pretty, petite brunette with a heart-shaped face was discovered by MGM talent scouts while singing on the radio. The studio quickly signed her to a contract, and she was given acting lessons ...

20. Jamie Gillis

Actor | The Opening of Misty Beethoven

Born in New York City, Jamie Gillis trained as a legitimate actor. In the early 1970s he drifted into performing in pornographic films, and continued to work in that field through the late 1990s. Despite the occasional foray into "legitimate" film, such as a cameo in Nighthawks (1981), Gillis ...

21. Lionel Jeffries

Actor | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

With his bald head, firm jawline and bristling moustache, Lionel Jeffries played a nice line of English eccentrics. This belied his RADA training. Following military service in WWII, he played his major roles - everything from Grandpa Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) to the Marquis of ...

22. Richard Devon

Actor | Magnum Force

Richard Devon wanted to be an actor from the time he was in first grade and played a small part in a school production. After finishing high school he answered a small ad in a Los Angeles newspaper for a school that offered training to the novice actor. This drama school, "Stage Eight", allowed him...

23. Martin Benson

Actor | The Omen

Martin Benson was born on August 10, 1918 in London, England. He was an actor and writer, known for The Omen (1976), Goldfinger (1964) and The Message (1976). He was married to Joy and Joan Hayward. He died on February 28, 2010 in Markyate, Hertfordshire, England.

24. Nan Martin

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Nan Martin was born on July 15, 1927 in Decatur, Illinois, USA as Nan Clow Martin. She is known for her work on A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), Shallow Hal (2001) and Cast Away (2000). She was married to Harry Gesner. She died on March 4, 2010 in Malibu, California, USA.

25. Charles B. Pierce

Director | The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, Part II

Charles Bryant Pierce was an independent filmmaker from Arkansas whose movies have become cult classics. Films that he wrote, directed and/or produced were not only made in Arkansas with local actors but also drew their inspiration from Arkansas themes. He is believed to be the source of one of the...

26. Carol Marsh

Actress | Brighton Rock

Carol Marsh was born on May 10, 1926 in Southgate, London, England as Norma Lilian Simpson. She was an actress, known for Brighton Rock (1948), A Christmas Carol (1951) and Horror of Dracula (1958). She died on March 6, 2010 in Bloomsbury, London.

27. Corey Haim

Actor | The Lost Boys

Corey Haim was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Judy Haim, an Israeli-born data processor, and Bernie Haim, a clothing sales representative. He has a sister, Carol, and a half-brother, Daniel. His family is Jewish. He was raised mostly in Willowdale.

Corey appeared in 26 episodes of the early 1980s ...

28. Merlin Olsen

Actor | Mitchell

Merlin Olsen was born on September 15, 1940 in Logan, Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for Mitchell (1975), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Fathers and Sons (1986). He was married to Susan Wakely. He died on March 11, 2010 in Duarte, California, USA.

29. Peter Graves

Actor | Airplane!

Peter Graves was born Peter Duesler Arness on March 18, 1926 on Minneapolis, Minnesota. While growing up in Minnesota, he excelled at sports and music (as a saxophonist), and by age 16, he was a radio announcer at WMIN in Minneapolis. After two years in the United States Air Force, he studied drama...

30. Lisle Wilson

Actor | The Incredible Melting Man

Lisle Wilson was born on September 2, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Lisle Astor Wilson Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for The Incredible Melting Man (1977), Bloodbath - The Motion Picture (2009) and Falcon Crest (1981). He died on March 14, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

31. David Steinberg

Actor | Willow

David first started acting in college stage productions and received his professional training in the theater. Best known for his fine and appealing performance as Warwick Davis's loyal friend Meegosh in the enjoyable epic fantasy adventure "Willow," Steinberg's other film credits include "Love & ...

32. Fess Parker

Actor | The Great Locomotive Chase

A former college athlete at the University of Texas, Fess studied drama in the early fifties and debuted in Springfield Rifle (1952). He made only a handful of movies until he was signed by Walt Disney to star in the "Davy Crockett" series. When Walt was looking for an actor to play the part of ...

33. Robert Culp

Actor | I Spy

Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ...

34. June Havoc

Actress | Gentleman's Agreement

Musical theater devotees will undoubtedly know that the song "Let Me Entertain You" was from the classic musical "Gypsy", the born-in-a-trunk story of resilient kid troopers Gypsy Rose Lee and June Havoc who were mercilessly pushed into vaudeville careers by an unbearably headstrong mother. While ...

35. Jadin Wong

Actress | Year of the Dragon

Jadin Wong was born on May 24, 1913 in Marysville, California, USA. She is known for her work on Year of the Dragon (1985), Little Fockers (2010) and China Girl (1987). She was married to Edward Dowling. She died on March 30, 2010 in New York City, New York, USA.

36. John Forsythe

Actor | The Trouble with Harry

John Forysthe was born Jacob Lincoln Freund in Penns Grove, New Jersey, the son of Blanche Materson (Blohm) and Samuel Jeremiah Freund, a Wall Street businessman. He chose to pursue acting over the objections of his father. He did some work in radio soaps and on Broadway before signing a movie ...

37. Bill Mullikin

Actor | The Arrogant

Bill Mullikin was born on April 19, 1927 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was an actor, known for The Arrogant (1988), Hell Is for Heroes (1962) and National Velvet (1960). He died on April 3, 2010 in Aptos, California, USA.

38. Lori Martin

Actress | Cape Fear

Lori Martin was born Dawn Catherine Menzer in Glendale, California. She was born at 10am, four minutes before her twin sister, Doree, arrived. Having an elder sister, Jean, and a younger brother, Stephen, she had plenty of company at an early age. At the age of six, her mother took her to an agent ...

39. James Aubrey

Actor | Lord of the Flies

James Aubrey was born on August 28, 1947 in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria as James Aubrey Tregidgo. He was an actor and casting director, known for Lord of the Flies (1963), Spy Game (2001) and Emmerdale Farm (1972). He was married to Agnes Kristin Hallander. He died on April 6, 2010 in Cranwell, ...

40. Corin Redgrave

Actor | A Man for All Seasons

Corin Redgrave, a towering, award-winning force on the British stage but a lesser universally recognized third-generation scion of the acting dynasty, was the reddish-haired middle brother of his more internationally famous sisters, Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave who achieved widespread ...

41. Christopher Cazenove

Actor | A Knight's Tale

Christopher Cazenove was born on December 17, 1943 in Winchester, Hampshire, England as Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove. He was an actor, known for A Knight's Tale (2001), Dynasty (1981) and Royal Flash (1975). He was married to Angharad Rees. He died on April 7, 2010 in Lambeth, London, England.

42. Malcolm McLaren

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

In the mid 1970s, as a young man not yet thirty, Malcolm McLaren owned and operated a London shop simply called "Sex" and dreamed of fame and fortune. He met a half formed group of teenage rock star hopefuls and fed them happy half truths about the great bands he had led to stardom. With his help ...

43. Meinhardt Raabe

Self | Little People

Raabe was born in Watertown, Wisconsin, in 1915. In 1934, he was a member of the Midget City cast at the Chicago World's Fair. The money from his appearances at the fair and other places was how he paid for his bachelor's in accounting and master's in business administration.

His wife, Marie ...

44. Dixie Carter

Actress | Designing Women

Dixie is the middle of three children. Her father owned several small retail stores. Early on, she dreamed of being an opera singer, but a botched tonsillectomy at age 7 spoiled any chances for that dream. Still, she sang regularly and studied classical music. She can play the piano, trumpet, and ...

45. Peter Haskell

Actor | Child's Play 3

Peter Haskell was born on October 15, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Peter Abraham Haskell. He was an actor, known for Child's Play 3 (1991), Child's Play 2 (1990) and Bracken's World (1969). He was married to Dianne Tolmich and Annie Compton. He died on April 12, 2010 in Northridge, ...

46. Peter Steele

Stunts | Oz

Peter Steele was born on January 4, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Petrus T. Ratajczyk. He was an actor, known for Oz (1997), Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and Night of the Demons (2009). He died on April 14, 2010 in New York City.

47. Robert Brubaker

Actor | The Book of Acts Series

Robert Brubaker, son of George Brubaker and descendant of Jonas Sparks, a friend of frontiersman Daniel Boone, was born October 9, 1916 in Robinson, Illinois, a little town two hundred and ten miles south of Chicago and seven miles from the Wabash River. Probably the towns only claim to fame is ...

48. Michael Pataki

Actor | Rocky IV

Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Michael Pataki had a long, varied and impressive career in both movies and TV shows, alike, that spanned a little over 50 years. Pataki was born on January 16, 1938 in Youngstown, Ohio. He attended the University of Southern California as a double ...

49. Sid Conrad

Actor | King Kong

Sid Conrad was born on August 10, 1923 in Otsego, Michigan, USA as Sid Levington Conrad. He was an actor, known for King Kong (1976), The Young and the Restless (1973) and Voyagers! (1982). He was married to Sheila Conrad. He died on April 16, 2010 in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

50. Shay Duffin

Actor | Seabiscuit

Shay Duffin was born on February 26, 1931 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor and writer, known for Seabiscuit (2003), Beowulf (2007) and Leprechaun (1993). He died on April 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

51. Gail Jensen

Actress | Future Zone

Gail Jensen was born on October 5, 1949 in Sanger, California, USA as Patricia Gail Jensen. She is known for her work on Future Zone (1990), Future Force (1989) and McCloud (1970). She was married to David Carradine. She died on April 23, 2010 in Fresno, California.

52. Dorothy Provine

Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Flashy, leggy, bouffant blonde Dorothy Provine was a solid screen representation of the Kennedyesque era when life seemed so full of fun, so innocent and so optimistic. This sparkling beauty also gave TV audiences a double dose blast to the past via her popular co-starring roles on late 50s/early ...

53. Susan Reed

Actress | The Doctors

Susan Reed was born on January 11, 1926 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA as Susannah Catherine Reed. She is known for her work on The Doctors (1963), Glamour Girl (1948) and Goodyear Playhouse (1951). She was married to James Karen. She died on April 25, 2010 in Greenport, New York, USA.

54. Lynn Redgrave

Actress | Gods and Monsters

Actress of both the English and American stage and screen, Lynn Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, England, into one of the world's most famous acting dynasties. As the daughter of Rachel Kempson and Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, and granddaughter of Roy...

55. Jimmy Gardner

Actor | Frenzy

Jimmy Gardner was born on August 24, 1924 in Newmarket, Suffolk, England as Edward Charles James Gardner. He was an actor, known for Frenzy (1972), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). He died on May 3, 2010 in London, England.

56. David E. Durston

Writer | Boy 'Napped

David E. Durston was born on September 10, 1921 in Newcastle, Pennsylvania, USA as David Edward Durston. He was a writer and director. He died on May 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

57. Adele Mara

Actress | Sands of Iwo Jima

Born Adelaide Delgado in 1925, Spanish-American Adele Mara was a singer/dancer with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra in Detroit by the age of 15. Cugat took the beautiful, brown-eyed brunette to New York where she was spotted by a Columbia talent scout and signed in 1942. There she played brisk ...

58. Lena Horne

Soundtrack | Cabin in the Sky

Lena Calhoun Horne was born June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. In her biography she stated that, on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs. Her parents divorced while she was still a toddler. Her mother left later in order ...

59. Doris Eaton

Actress | Man on the Moon

Doris Eaton was born in Norfolk, Virginia, into a show business family. The young Doris began appearing on stage with her brothers Charles and Joseph and her sisters Mary and Pearl when she was five years old. She made her Broadway debut aside her brother Charles in "Mother Carey's Chickens" in ...

60. Massimo Sarchielli

Actor | Ladyhawke

Massimo Sarchielli was born on April 9, 1931 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for Ladyhawke (1985), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) and National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985). He died on May 11, 2010 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

61. Ronnie James Dio

Soundtrack | Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

How many rock stars can brag about recording and touring consistently in six different decades? That's just one of the many claims to fame enjoyed by Ronnie James Dio. Born on July 10, 1942, this Cortland, New York native began his recording career back in 1958. Even back then, the seeds of Ronnie ...

62. Art Linkletter

Actor | Champagne for Caesar

Art Linkletter was born on July 17, 1912 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada as Gordon Arthur Kelly. He is known for his work on Champagne for Caesar (1950), Philippine Adventure (1964) and Here's Lucy (1968). He was married to Lois Foerster. He died on May 26, 2010 in Bel-Air, California, USA.

63. Eddie Barth

Actor | Fame

Eddie Barth was born on September 29, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Edward Bartholetti. He was an actor, known for Fame (1980), Babe: Pig in the City (1998) and Bananas (1971). He was married to Sally Hada. He died on May 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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. Dennis Hopper

Actor | Easy Rider

With an amazing cinematic career of more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was a multi-talented and unconventional actor/director, regarded by many as one of the true "enfants terribles" of Hollywood. Hopper was born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, to Marjorie Mae (Davis) and James Millard ...

66. George Martin

Actor | Dead Poets Society

George Martin was born on August 15, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Nathan Barnert George Martin. He was an actor, known for Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990) and Léon: The Professional (1994). He was married to Katherine Helmond. He died on June 1, 2010 in Providence, ...

67. Rue McClanahan

Actress | The Golden Girls

A New York stage actress in the 1950s, McClanahan was plucked from the stage by Norman Lear for roles on All in the Family (1971) and later Maude (1972). For two years (1982 - 1984), she played "Aunt Fran" on Mama's Family (1983) until her character was killed off and she joined the cast of Golden ...

68. Jimmy Dean

Actor | Diamonds Are Forever

Jimmy Dean, the musician, actor and entrepreneur, was instrumental in the mainstreaming of country music, a genre that now ranks as the most popular in the United States but which, back in the 1960s, was accorded little respect in the mass media. Jimmy Dean had a #1 hit in the US and England with ...

69. Joe B. Barton

Actor | Slaughterhouse

Joe B. Barton was born on November 18, 1955 in Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Slaughterhouse (1987), Blood Diner (1987) and Sledge Hammer! (1986). He died on June 16, 2010 in Missouri.

70. Ronald Neame

Director | Golden Salamander

A British filmmaker who, over the years, worked as assistant director, cinematographer, producer, writer and ultimately director, Ronald Neame was born on April 23, 1911. His father, Elwin Neame, was a film director and his mother, Ivy Close, was a film star. During the 1920s, he started working at...

71. Stephen Gilbert

Writer | Willard

There are numerous articles erroneously identifying Stephen Gilbert and Gilbert Ralston as one person. Coincidentally, both men were born in 1912 just six months apart. Northern Ireland-born novelist Stephen Gilbert (Ratman's Notebooks) died in 2010. California-born Willard (1971) and Ben (1972) ...

72. Aldo Giuffrè

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Aldo Giuffrè was born on April 10, 1924 in Naples, Italy. He is known for his work on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), When Women Had Tails (1970) and Il re di Poggioreale (1961). He was married to Elena Pranzo Zaccaria and Liana Trouche. He died on June 26, 2010 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

73. Corey Allen

Actor | Rebel Without a Cause

Corey Allen earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UCLA in Theatre in 1954. While there, he received the department's Best Actor award and starred in the UCLA film, "A Time Out of War", which won the Academy Award & Cannes & Venice Film Festival for Best Short Film. Upon graduation, he appeared in ...

74. Ilene Woods

Actress | Cinderella

Ilene Woods was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the daughter of "a backstage mom" who was responsible for Ilene getting her show biz start on the stage--at age two! At 14, during a vacation in New York City, she received an offer to top-line her own radio show once she became available at the ...

75. Tom Signorelli

Actor | Sleepers

Tom Signorelli was born on October 19, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Thomas Michael Signorelli Jr. He was an actor, known for Sleepers (1996), Dick Tracy (1990) and Thief (1981). He died on July 6, 2010 in New York, New York.

76. Vonetta McGee

Actress | Repo Man

Born Lawrence Vonetta McGee, she got her break in Melinda (1972) and Hammer (1972) and hit paydirt as the love interest of the vampire in Blacula (1972), then starred with her then-boyfriend Max Julien in Thomasine & Bushrod (1974). In 1978 she starred opposite Bernie Casey and Ron O'Neal in ...

77. Aldo Sambrell

Actor | Per qualche dollaro in più

Prolific, versatile, and ubiquitous character actor Aldo Sambrell was featured in over 140 international motion pictures in a remarkably long, varied, and illustrious career that spanned four and a half decades. Swarthy and burly, usually sporting a thick mustache, and often projecting an air of ...

78. James Gammon

Actor | Major League

Rugged-looking James Gammon first broke into the entertainment industry not as an actor but as a TV cameraman. From there, his weatherbeaten features, somewhat menacing attitude and a tough-as-nails voice--the kind that used to be described in detective novels as "whiskey-soaked"--reminiscent of '...

79. Maury Chaykin

Actor | My Cousin Vinny

The award-winning Canadian-American character actor Maury Chaykin was born on July 27, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Professor Irving J. Chaykin and his wife Clarice. Irving Chaykin, an American citizen, taught accountancy at the City College of New York. The former Clarice Bloomfield, his...

80. Derf Scratch

Soundtrack | Class of 1984

Derf Scratch was born on October 30, 1951 in Monmouth, New Jersey, USA as Frederick Charles Milner III. He was an actor, known for Class of 1984 (1982), Good-bye Cruel World (1983) and Forty Days of Musa Dagh (1982). He died on July 28, 2010 in Camarillo, California, USA.

81. Tom Basham

Actor | Colossus: The Forbin Project

Tom Basham was born on May 16, 1942 in Arizona, USA as Thomas C. Basham. He was an actor, known for Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970), An Eye for an Eye (1973) and Night Gallery (1969). He died on July 29, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.

82. Lorene Yarnell Jansson

Actress | Spaceballs

Lorene Yarnell Jansson was born on March 21, 1944 in Inglewood, California, USA as Lorene Louise Yarnell. She was an actress, known for Spaceballs (1987), Bye Bye Birdie (1963) and The Wild Wild West Revisited (1979). She was married to Bjorn Jansson, Robert Shields and John R. Hartmann. She died ...

83. Dan Resin

Actor | Caddyshack

Dan Resin was born on February 22, 1931 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Daniel Wrzesien. He is known for his work on Caddyshack (1980), Richard (1972) and Music Box (1989). He was married to Margaret Gacke. He died on July 31, 2010 in Wayne, New Jersey, USA.

84. Patricia Neal

Actress | Hud

Patricia Neal, the Oscar- and Tony Award-winning actress, was born Patricia Louise Neal in Packard, Kentucky. Her father managed a coal mine and her mother was the daughter of the town doctor. She grew up in Knoxville, where she attended high school.

She was first bit by the acting bug at the age of...

85. Ahna Capri

Actress | Enter the Dragon

Beautiful, buxom, and shapely blonde bombshell Ahna Capri was born Anna Marie Nanasi on July 6, 1944 in Budapest, Hungary. Capri moved with her family to America when she was a child and started acting in television series at age 11. She made her film debut at age 13 in the Western Outlaw's Son (...

86. David Dortort

Producer | Bonanza

David Dortort was born on October 23, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as David Solomon Katz. He was a producer and writer, known for Bonanza (1959), The High Chaparral (1967) and The Lusty Men (1952). He was married to Rose Seldin. He died on September 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, ...

87. Glenn Shadix

Actor | The Nightmare Before Christmas

The late William G. "Glenn Shadix" Scott was born April 1952 in Bessemer, Alabama. He attended Birmingham-Southern College for two years. He lived in New York City prior to moving to Hollywood in the late-1970s. He made his film debut appearance in the poorly received remake of _The Postman Always ...

88. Bunny Summers

Actress | Re-Animator

Bunny Summers was born on February 23, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Bernice Siegel. She was an actress, known for Re-Animator (1985), The Last Starfighter (1984) and From Beyond (1986). She died on September 9, 2010 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

89. Harold Gould

Actor | Patch Adams

Harold Gould earned a Ph.D. in theatre and taught speech and drama at Cornell University. Pursuing off-Broadway work in the 1950s, he decided to practice what he preached and became a full-time professional actor in the 1960s. He has appeared in hundreds of TV shows since, usually playing a father,...

90. Kevin McCarthy

Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Handsome, chisel-jawed character actor Kevin McCarthy appeared in nearly 100 movies in a career that spanned seven decades. He also had some starring roles, most notably the horror cult classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). He played the disillusioned son Biff Loman in the 1951 screen ...

91. Grace Bradley

Actress | Wake Up and Live

A petite and extremely lovely blonde "B" film actress who eventually deserted her career in favor of standing by her man (cowboy icon William Boyd, aka, "Hopalong Cassidy"), Grace Bradley spent the rest of her life in his shadow and devoting herself to her husband's career. Bill's Hoppy was the ...

92. John Crawford

Actor | The Poseidon Adventure

Burly, handsome and rugged character actor John Crawford appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows combined in a career that spanned over 40 years, usually cast as tough and/or villainous characters.

Crawford was born Cleve Richardson on September 13, 1920, in Colfax, Washington. He was discovered by...

93. Mickey Freeman

Actor | The Phil Silvers Show

Mickey Freeman was born on February 12, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA as Irving Freeman. He was an actor, known for The Phil Silvers Show (1955), Keep in Step (1959) and Shamus (1973). He died on September 21, 2010 in New York City.

94. Jackie Burroughs

Actress | Road to Avonlea

Jackie Burroughs was born February 2, 1939 in Lancashire, England, UK. She acted in live theater at Ontario's Stratford Festival before she made her film debut appearance in The Ernie Game (1967), she went on to act in several other films which include The Grey Fox (1982) a performance that earned ...

95. Eddie Fisher

Soundtrack | Carol

In 1953 Eddie Fisher was given his own fifteen-minute TV show called Coke Time (1953), sponsored by the Coca-Cola company. This show proved to be so popular that Coke then offered Eddie a $1 million contract to be their national spokesperson. A deal of that magnitude was almost unheard of at this ...

96. Gloria Stuart

Actress | Titanic

Gloria Stuart was born on a dining room table on 4th Street in Santa Monica, California on July 4, 1910. Her early roles as a performing artist were in plays she produced in her home as a young girl. She was the star of her senior class play at Santa Monica High School in 1927. Attending the ...

97. Arthur Penn

Director | Bonnie and Clyde

Arthur Penn was born on September 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Little Big Man (1970) and The Miracle Worker (1962). He was married to Peggy Maurer. He died on September 28, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City, New York,...

98. Tony Curtis

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz, the eldest of three children of Helen (Klein) and Emanuel Schwartz, Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Curtis himself admits that while he had almost no formal education, he was a student of the "school of hard knocks" and learned from a young age that the only ...

99. Greg Giraldo

Actor | Common Law

Greg Giraldo was born on December 10, 1965 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Gregory C. Giraldo. He was a writer and actor, known for Common Law (1996), Z Rock (2008) and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn (2002). He was married to MaryAnne McAlpin-Giraldo. He died on September 29, 2010 in New ...

100. Joe Mantell

Actor | Chinatown

Joe Mantell was born on December 21, 1915 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Mantel. He was an actor, known for Chinatown (1974), The Birds (1963) and Marty (1955). He was married to Mary Frank. He died on September 29, 2010 in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, USA.



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