Tödliche Unfälle, Mord und Totschlag

by Channing_F | created - 22 Oct 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Sal Mineo

Actor | Rebel Without a Cause

Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother ...

von einem Strassenräuber erstochen

2. Vic Morrow

Actor | Combat!

Vic Morrow was born in the Bronx, New York, to Jean (Kress) and Harry Morrow, an electrical engineer. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Morrow dropped out of high school at 17 to join the U.S. Navy. When he left the Navy, he used the G.I. Bill to study pre-law at Florida State. While ...

bei Dreharbeiten von einem Hubschrauber-Rotor geköpft

3. Boris Sagal

Director | The Omega Man

Boris Sagal was born on October 18, 1923 in Yekaterinoslav, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Bernard Louis Sagal. He was a director and writer, known for The Omega Man (1971), The Name of the Game (1968) and Masada (1981). He was married to Marge Champion and Sara Macon. He died on May 22, 1981 in Portland, ...

bei Dreharbeiten von einem Hubschrauber-Heckrotor fast vollständig enthauptet

4. Paul Walker

Actor | The Fast and the Furious

Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William ...

etwas zu schnell mit dem Sportwagen unterwegs

5. Fynn Henkel

Actor | Die schwarzen Brüder

Fynn Henkel was born on October 11, 1996. He was an actor, known for Die schwarzen Brüder (2013), Tiere bis unters Dach (2010) and Be My Baby (2014). He died on August 17, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.

beim Zelten von einem Ast erschlagen

6. Aaliyah

Soundtrack | Romeo Must Die

Talented. Beautiful. Modest. These three words described R&B singer-turned-actress Aaliyah perfectly.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Diane (Hankerson) and Michael Haughton. Her uncle was music manager Barry Hankerson and her brother is director Rashad Haughton. Aaliyah was ...


7. Jayne Mansfield

Actress | The Girl Can't Help It

One of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, film actress Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the only child of Vera J. (nee Palmer; later Peers) and Herbert W. Palmer. Her parents were well-to-do, with her father a successful attorney ...


8. James Dean

Actor | East of Eden

James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to ...

auch etwas zu schnell mit dem Porsche

9. Joachim Dietmar Mues

Actor | Tod eines Schülers

Joachim Dietmar Mues was born on December 21, 1945 in Dresden, Germany. He was an actor, known for Tod eines Schülers (1981), Der blinde Richter (1984) and Bruder Esel (1996). He died on March 12, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany.

als Fussgänger von einem Auto überfahren

10. Phil Hartman

Actor | NewsRadio

Phil Hartman was born Philip Edward Hartmann on September 24, 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His surname was originally "Hartmann", but he later dropped the second "n". He was one of eight children of Doris Marguerite (Wardell) and Rupert Loebig Hartmann, a salesman. He was of German, Irish, ...

von seiner Gattin im Schlaf erschossen

11. Bob Crane

Actor | Hogan's Heroes

Handsome Bob Crane had many careers including working as a disc jockey for a while. He started acting around the age of 33. One of his first acting jobs was in Return to Peyton Place (1961). After a guest appearance on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and a supporting role on The Donna Reed Show (1958)...

erschlagen, Tat ungeklärt

12. Al Adamson

Director | Blood of Ghastly Horror

Although it's very unlikely that his admittedly cheap-'n'-cheesy films will ever be acknowledged as true works of cinematic art, director/producer/screenwriter Al Adamson did nonetheless make a slew of entertainingly trashy low-budget exploitation features for the drive-in market throughout the ...


13. Walter Sedlmayr

Actor | Theodor Hierneis oder Wie man ehem. Hofkoch wird

Walter Sedlmayr was loved by his audience very much, but nobody knew the real Sedlmayr. He always kept his privat life very private, and it was revealed after his death that he was homosexual. He couldn't come out as a homosexual for different reasons, but the main reason was surely his reputation ...

erstochen und erschlagen

14. Natalie Wood

Actress | West Side Story

Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilov) and Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés, of Ukrainian and Russian descent, who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the ...

bei einem Segeltörn ertrunken, fraglicher Totschlag

15. Mónica Spear

Actress | La mujer perfecta

Miss Spear was crowned Miss Venezuela in 2004 and was 4th runner-up in the 2005 Miss Universe Pageant. Prior to competing in beauty pageants, Miss Spear bachelor's degree in theater from the University of Central Florida. Miss Spear went on to become one of the most popular and successful soap ...

von Unbekannten bei einer Autopanne erschossen

16. Lana Clarkson

Actress | Scarface

This beautiful, long-legged blonde actress was known to be a kind, intelligent and dependable actor with a comedic talent as well. She appeared in many American TV hits of the 1970s and 1980s, such as Three's Company (1976), The Jeffersons (1975), The New Mike Hammer (1984), Riptide (1984), Knight ...


17. George Reeves

Actor | Adventures of Superman

George Reeves was born George Keefer Brewer in Woolstock, Iowa, to Helen Roberta (Lescher) and Donald C. Brewer. He was of German, English, and Scottish descent. Reeves was raised in Pasadena, California, and educated at Pasadena Junior College. He was a skilled amateur boxer and musician. He ...

Kopfschuss - Selbstmord oder Mord bis heute nicht ganz klar

18. Ryan Dunn

Actor | Close-Up

Ryan Dunn (June 11, 1977 - June 20, 2011) was an American reality television personality, actor and stunt man. He was a member of the Jackass and Viva La Bam crew.

Ryan Matthew Dunn was born in Medina, Ohio, to Linda Sue (Reese) and Ronald James Dunn. He came to prominence as a member of the CKY ...

der Porsche, das Tempo und der Baum....

19. Grace Kelly

Actress | Rear Window

On November 12, 1929, Grace Patricia Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to wealthy parents. Her girlhood was uneventful for the most part, but one of the things she desired was to become an actress which she had decided on at an early age. After her high school graduation in 1947, Grace ...

die berühmte tödliche Kurve in den Bergen

20. Justin Mentell

Actor | G-Force

Justin Mentell was born on December 16, 1982 in Austin, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for G-Force (2009), Boston Legal (2004) and 5-25-77 (2017). He died on February 1, 2010 in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, USA.


21. Johnny Palermo

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Johnny Palermo was born on March 12, 1982 in Rochester, New York, USA as John J. Palermo. He was an actor, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Just for Kicks (2006) and Pizza with Bullets (2010). He died on June 8, 2009 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.


22. Julia Palmer-Stoll

Actress | The Devil Who Called Himself God

After being born in Munich, Germany Julia Palmer-Stoll spent her childhood in Spain. Since her 16th birthday she had guest appearances in several TV series. It was her role as Simone in the popular German TV series Marienhof (1992) which made her famous.

She always did a lot for animals. During a ...

will einen Igel von einer Strasse tragen und wird dabei überfahren

23. Tupac Shakur

Soundtrack | Poetic Justice

Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital ...


24. Brandon Lee

Actor | The Crow

Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Brother to Shannon Lee. In 1970-71, they moved to Hong Kong where Brandon became fluent in Cantonese by the age of 8. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. He studied Martial Arts and ...

statt mit Platzpatronen mit echter Munition versehentlich erschossen

25. 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...

von einem Stachelrochen bei Dreharbeiten tödlich verletzt

26. 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...

beim Rumalbern mit einer Waffe versehentlich selbst in den Kopf geschossen

27. Dar Robinson

Stunts | To Live and Die in L.A.

One of the modern US cinema's greatest stuntmen and stunt innovators, Dar Robinson only appeared in a relatively small number of films compared to other stuntmen (before losing his life in an off-set motorcycle accident); however, he set new benchmarks in stunt performances.

Robinson first appeared ...

Motorradunfall bei einer Stuntvorbereitung

28. Philipp Brammer

Actor | Joyeux Noël

Philipp Brammer was born on August 28, 1969 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He is known for his work on Joyeux Noel (2005), Wagner (1981) and Edvard Grieg: What Price Immortality? (1999). He was married to Dominique Lorenz. He died on July 28, 2014 in Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden, Bavaria.

beim Bergwandern 70 Meter in die Tiefe gestürzt

29. Sharon Tate

Actress | Valley of the Dolls

Sharon's early life was one of constant moving as her father served in the military. When she lived in Italy, she was voted "Homecoming Queen" of her high school. After being an extra in a few Italian films, Sharon headed to Hollywood where she would again start as an extra. Her first big break ...

von einem Serienkiller ermordet

30. Harry Houdini

Actor | The Man from Beyond

The great American escape artist and magician Houdini (immortalized by a memorable performance by Tony Curtis in the eponymous 1953 film) was born Erich Weiss on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, though he often gave his birthplace as Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was raised. One of five ...

liess sich ala Trick auf die Bauchmuskulatur schlagen - bis der entzündete Blinddarm dann schliesslich ruptuierte

31. Molly Glynn

Actress | In America

Molly Glynn was born on June 14, 1968 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She was an actress, known for In America (2002), Boss (2011) and Early Edition (1996). She was married to Joe Foust and Kris Hammond. She died on September 6, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

beim Radfahren von einem Baum erschlagen

32. 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), Pirates: Blood Brothers (1999) and Der Schattenmann (1996). She died on June 13, 2004 in Munich, Bavaria, ...

Sturz aus dem Fenster, Unfall oder Selbstmord - ungeklärt

33. Johnny Lewis

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

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

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

Sturz vom Dach

34. 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 ...

von ihrem Freund erdrosselt

35. Jack Cassidy

Actor | The Eiger Sanction

Actor. Jack Cassidy, by his own design, defied mere definition from the day he was born in Richmond Hills, New York in 1927 until his tragic death in 1976. An actor, singer, writer, designer - the consummate showman and irrefutable creative entity - his life never followed a simple path nor did it ...

wenn man im Bett raucht...

36. Jack Nance

Actor | Eraserhead

Born in Boston of Irish ancestry and raised in Dallas, Jack Nance traveled throughout the country doing children's theater. For eight years, he performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Later, he became involved with avant-garde theater. He first met David Lynch in the ...

nach einer Schlägerei an seinen Kopfverletzungen gestorben

37. Judith Barsi

Actress | The Land Before Time

The only child of Jozsef Barsi and Maria Benko, Judith Eva Barsi beat 10,000-to-1 odds when she was discovered at a San Fernando Valley skating rink at age 5 1/2 in 1983 and mistaken for a 3-year-old. Her first commercial was for Donald Duck Orange Juice and she went on to appear in anywhere ...

von ihrem Papa zusammen mit ihrer Mutter erschossen und verbrannt

38. 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 ...

nach einem Verkehrsunfall mit einer HIV-verseuchten Bluttransfusion infiziert und ein Jahr später an AIDS gestorben

39. Rebecca Schaeffer

Actress | Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills

Rebecca began modeling at the age of 16, going off to New York on her own to begin her career. Four months later, she found herself in Japan, modeling. Eventually, she landed a co-starring role on My Sister Sam (1986), for which she is now best known. In 1989 she also became a spokesperson for ...

von einem Stalker erschossen

40. Eric Fleming

Actor | Rawhide

At the age of eight, Fleming hopped on a freight train to Chicago to escape his abusive father. Following hospitalization for gang fight injuries, he returned to California where he lived with his mother and worked at Paramount as a laborer. Fleming joined the Merchant Marine, and then he served in...

bei Dreharbeiten ertrunken

41. Jeffrey Hunter

Actor | The Searchers

Jeffrey Hunter was born Henry Herman McKinnies Jr. on November 25, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, an only child. His parents met at the University of Arkansas, and when he was almost four his family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his teens, he acted in productions of the North Shore Children's ...


42. Soledad Miranda

Actress | Ursus

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. ...


43. Alan J. Pakula

Producer | Sophie's Choice

Alan J. Pakula was born on April 7, 1928 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Alan Jay Pakula. He was a producer and director, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), All the President's Men (1976) and Presumed Innocent (1990). He was married to Hannah Pakula and Hope Lange. He died on November ...


44. Natasha Richardson

Actress | Asylum

Natasha Jane Richardson was born in Marylebone, London, England, to director and producer Tony Richardson and actress Vanessa Redgrave. She was the sister of actress Joely Richardson, the niece of actors Corin Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, and the granddaughter of actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel ...

beim Skifahren tödlich verunglückt

45. David Carradine

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

David Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the eldest son of legendary character actor John Carradine, and his wife, Ardanelle Abigail (McCool). He presided over an acting family that included brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine as well as his daughters Calista Carradine and ...

bei einem autoerotischen Erstickungsspiel versehentlich erstickt

46. Silvia Reize

Actress | Die Aubergers

Silvia Reize was born on October 1, 1950 in Berne, Switzerland. She was an actress and producer, known for Die Aubergers (1997), Die Magd (1976) and Die Pawlaks - Eine Geschichte aus dem Ruhrgebiet (1982). She was married to Hans-Ruedi Ledermann. She died on June 19, 2012 in Basel, Switzerland.


47. Maurice Karl

Actor | Unter uns

Maurice Karl was born on February 21, 1978 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Unter uns (1994). He died on July 31, 2000 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


48. Udo Thomer

Actor | Die Buddenbrooks

Udo Thomer was born on October 3, 1945 in Regensburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Die Buddenbrooks (1979), Der Bulle von Tölz (1996) and Waldhaus (1987). He was married to Edeltraud Thomer. He died on January 12, 2006 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

Koma nach Sturz

49. Royce D. Applegate

Actor | Doctor Dolittle

Royce D. Applegate was born on December 25, 1939 in Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Doctor Dolittle (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and Splash (1984). He was married to Norma Hilderbrand. He died on January 1, 2003 in Hollywood Hills, California, USA.

in der Silvesternacht in seinem Haus verbrannt

50. Theo van Gogh

Director | Blind Date

Theo van Gogh was born on July 23, 1957 in Wassenaar, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Theodoor van Gogh. He was a director and writer, known for Blind Date (1996), 06/05 (2004) and 1-900 (1994). He died on November 2, 2004 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

von einem religiösen Fanatiker erschossen

51. Herbert Weicker

Actor | König Richard III

Herbert Weicker was born on September 4, 1921 in Darmstadt, Germany. He is known for his work on König Richard III (1964), Tod eines Schülers (1981) and Kapitän Brassbounds Bekehrung (1967). He died on May 29, 1997 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.


52. Mark Frankel

Actor | Kindred: The Embraced

Mark Frankel was born on June 13, 1962 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Kindred: The Embraced (1996), Sisters (1991) and Fortune Hunter (1994). He was married to Caroline Frankel. He died on September 24, 1996 in West London, England.

mit der Harley zu schnell

53. Haing S. Ngor

Actor | The Killing Fields

Haing S. Ngor was a native of Cambodia, and before the war was a physician (obstetrics) and medical officer in the Cambodian army. He became a captive of the Khmer Rouge during the and was imprisoned and tortured; in order to escape execution he denied being a doctor or having an education. He ...

von einer Strassengang erschossen

54. Dedrick D. Gobert

Actor | Boyz n the Hood

Black American supporting actor Dedrick D. Gobert's career was cut short when he was fatally shot during an argument at a drag race at a Southern California racetrack in late 1994. The 22-year-old made his film debut playing Dooky in John Singleton's _Boyz N the Hood (1991)_.

bei einem illegalen Strassenrennen im Streit erschossen

55. Roy Kinnear

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

After his schooling in Edinburgh, the British character actor Roy Kinnear attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Following national service, Kinnear appeared on stage, radio, and television in Scotland before becoming a household name in Britain in the early 1960s as one of the ...

bei Dreharbeiten vom Pferd gestürzt

56. Coluche

Actor | Tchao pantin

Coluche was born on October 28, 1944 in Paris, France as Michel Colucci. He is known for his work on So Long, Stooge (1983), You Won't Have Alsace-Lorraine (1977) and Good King Dagobert (1984). He was married to Véronique K. Colucci. He died on June 19, 1986 in Opio, Alpes-Maritimes, France.


57. Carol Wayne

Actress | The Party

Carol was a beautiful comedienne who appeared as the "Matinee Lady" on the The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). She regularly appeared during one of Carson's recurring sketches known as "The Tea Time Movie." Carson played the lecherous character "Art Fern" who would make references to ...

im Meer etrunken

58. Ricky Nelson

Actor | The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Ricky Nelson was born on May 8, 1940 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Eric Hilliard Nelson. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) and Rio Bravo (1959). He was married to Kristin Harmon. He died on December 31, 1985 in De Kalb, Texas, USA.


59. Frederick Stafford

Actor | Topaz

Frederick Stafford was born on March 11, 1928 in Piestany, Czechoslovakia as Friedrich Strobel von Stein. He was an actor, known for Topaz (1969), Agent 505: Death Trap in Beirut (1966) and OSS 117: Mission for a Killer (1965). He was married to Marianne Hold. He died on July 28, 1979 in Sarnen, ...


60. Jürgen Feindt

Actor | An den Wassern zu Babylon

Jürgen Feindt was born on January 14, 1930 in Halberstadt, Germany. He is known for his work on An den Wassern zu Babylon (1969), Der Tod läuft hinterher (1967) and Wir wollen niemals auseinandergehen (1960). He was married to Eva. He died on September 9, 1978.


61. William Girdler

Director | The Manitou

Born October 22, 1947 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, William Brent Girdler launched his filmmaking career with the 1972 release of Asylum of Satan. He made a total of nine films in six years and provided the music for the Pat Patterson quickie Dr. Gore. Girdler died in a helicopter accident in the ...


62. Pierre Blaise

Actor | Lacombe Lucien

Pierre Blaise was born on June 11, 1955 in Moissac, Tarn-et-Garonne, France as Pierre Marc Blaise. He was an actor, known for Lacombe, Lucien (1974), The Porcelain Anniversary (1975) and The Big Delirium (1975). He died on August 31, 1975 in Moissac.


63. Mark Frechette

Actor | Zabriskie Point

Mark Frechette, a high school dropout of Quebecois ancestry from Fairfield, Connecticut, made his acting debut was in Michelangelo Antonioni's controversial Zabriskie Point (1970). As Antonioni toured the U.S., experiencing cultural clash firsthand and shooting background footage, a talent scout ...

Trainingsunfall mit Hanteln im Gefängnis

64. Barbara Colby

Actress | Mary Tyler Moore

Actress Barbara Colby, at age 36, was on the brink of TV character stardom when the native New Yorker was senselessly shot and killed one evening on the streets of Los Angeles. The tall, toothy, husky-voiced, frizzy-haired actress equipped with a keen, Brooklyn-tough sensibility and dead-on comedy ...

von Strassenräubern erschossen

65. Joe Flynn

Actor | The Rescuers

Born on November 8, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio and after attending Northwestern University, Flynn began his entertainment career as a ventriloquist and as a radio performer. During World War II, he served in the Army's Special Services Branch (formerly the Morale Branch) entertaining the troops in ...

mit einem Gipsbein schwimmen gegangen, dort im Rahmen eines Herzanfalls ertrunken, als der mit Wasser vollgesogene Gipsverband ihn unter Wasser drückte

66. Brandon De Wilde

Actor | Shane

Born into a theatrical family, he made a much-acclaimed Broadway debut a "The Member of the Wedding." , when he was 9 years old. He was the first child actor to win the Donaldson Award, and went on to repeat his role in the film version (directed by Fred Zinnemann in 1952). As the blond-haired, ...


67. Basil Dearden

Director | Sapphire

A former stage director, Basil Dearden entered films as an assistant to director Basil Dean (he changed his name from Dear to avoid being confused with Dean). Dearden worked his way up the ladder and directed (with Will Hay) his first film in 1941; two years later he directed his first film on his ...


68. 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...


69. 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 ...


70. Belinda Lee

Actress | La lunga notte del '43

Green-eyed blonde bombshell Belinda Lee was born in Devon, England, to a hotel owner (Robert Esmond Lee) and florist (Stella Mary Graham) on June 15, 1935. Nicknamed Billie, she was an incredible beauty while still in her early teens attending the Rookesbury Park Prep School at Hampshire and St. ...


71. Hans-Günter Martens

Actor | Madame Pompadour

Hans-Günter Martens was born on May 12, 1930 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Madame Pompadour (1996), Preußische Nacht (1981) and Schwarz Rot Gold (1982). He was married to Ilse Ruesch. He died on January 1, 2001 in Hamburg.


72. Linda Lovelace

Actress | Deep Throat

Linda Lovelace, the most famous porn star of all time, was born Linda Boreman in 1949. In the late 1960s she began a relationship with Chuck Traynor and eventually married him. She appeared in eight 8mm hardcore fetish loops, including one in which she had sex with a dog. She is most well known for...


73. Merlin Santana

Actor | The Steve Harvey Show

Originally from New York, both of Merlin's parents were from the Dominican Republic. His mother pushed for a career in show business to keep him out of trouble and off the mean streets. He began as an advertising model for a fast-food chain at the age of 3. He first began getting noticed as Stanley...


74. Lloyd Avery II

Actor | Boyz n the Hood

Lloyd Avery II was born on June 21, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Lloyd Fernandez Avery. He is known for his work on Boyz n the Hood (1991), Shot (2001) and Poetic Justice (1993). He died on September 4, 2005 in Crescent City, California.

im Gefängnis von seinem Zellennachbarn umgebracht

75. Richard Bright

Actor | Once Upon a Time in America

Fair complexioned, cold-eyed actor Richard Bright has notched up an impressive array of character performances of often shifty, or deadly characters on the wrong side of the law. First came to attention as a burglar in the engrossing The Panic in Needle Park (1971), and then followed it the ...

von einem Bus überfahren worden

76. Adrienne Shelly

Actress | Waitress

The late Adrienne Shelley was born in Queens, New York, to Sheldon Levine and Elaine Langbaum. After graduating Jericho High School, located in Jericho, New York, she enrolled at Boston University, and majored in film production. After her junior year, she dropped out and moved to Manhattan where ...


77. Helen Hill

Director | The Florestine Collection

Helen Hill was born on May 9, 1970 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. She was a director and writer, known for The Florestine Collection (2011), The World's Smallest Fair (1995) and Mouseholes (1999). She was married to Paul Gailiunas. She died on January 4, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

von einem Einbrecher getötet

78. Melek Diehl

Actress | Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken

Melek Diehl was born on December 13, 1976 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Love in Thoughts (2004), A2Z (2007) and History of Hell (2009). She died on December 10, 2008 in Berlin, Germany.

von einem Auto überfahren worden

79. Niki List

Producer | Malaria

Niki List was born on June 28, 1956 in Vienna, Austria. He was a producer and director, known for Malaria (1982), Helden in Tirol (1998) and Der Schatten des Schreibers (1995). He died on April 1, 2009 in Vienna.


80. Robert Spillane

Actor | The Thomas Crown Affair

Robert Spillane was born on September 21, 1964 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), EZ Streets (1996) and Law & Order (1990). He died on July 10, 2010 in Manhattan.


81. Thomas Freudensprung

Actor | Der Überfall

Thomas Freudensprung was born in 1965 in Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria, Austria. He was an actor, known for Hold-Up (2000), Tatort (1970) and Schloßhotel Orth (1996). He died on October 1, 2011 in Markt Sankt Martin, Burgenland, Austria.


82. Cheol-su Park

Director | Haksaeng bukgun shinwi

Cheol-su Park was born in 1947. He was a director and writer, known for Haksaeng bukgun shinwi (1996), Family Cinema (1998) and Green Chair (2005). He died on February 19, 2013 in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, Korea.


83. James Horner

Music_department | Titanic

James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He ...


84. H.B. Halicki

Writer | Gone in 60 Seconds

H.B. Halicki was born on October 18, 1940 in Dunkirk, New York, USA as Henry Blight Halicki. He was a writer and producer, known for Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), Deadline Auto Theft (1983) and The Junkman (1982). He was married to Denice Shakarian Halicki. He died on August 20, 1989 in Tonawanda, New...

bei Dreharbeiten tödlich verunglückt

85. Martha Mansfield

Actress | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Stunning silent screen actress Martha Mansfield was a musical comedy star in New York City by the time she entered films in 1916 for Max Linder. Before long she advanced to second leads in features, including the role of Millicent Carew in the John Barrymore starrer Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), ...

tödliche Verbrennungen, nachdem ihr Filmkleid Feuer gefangen hatte

86. Owen Hart

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Owen Hart was one of twelve children from a legendary Canadian wrestling family. His brother Bret is also one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Owen was one of the best wrestlers in the business and his major accomplishments include being the 1994 King of the Ring, former ...

wollte in die Arena einschweben, fiel aber vorher aus 24m Höhe

87. Olive Thomas

Actress | Beatrice Fairfax

Oliva R. Duffy was born on October 20, 1894, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, the eldest of three children, with two younger brothers. Olive or Ollie, as she was known to family and friends, did not have much of a childhood. Life in industrial Pittsburgh was depressing and grim with its smoky factories ...

versehentliche Gift-Einnahme

88. Sammi Kane Kraft

Actress | Bad News Bears

Sammi Kane Kraft was born on April 2, 1992 in Livingston, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Bad News Bears (2005) and Today (1952). She died on October 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


89. 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...

von ihrem Freund erschossen

90. Ramon Novarro

Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Ramon Novarro was born José Ramón Gil Samaniego on February 6, 1899 in Durango, Mexico, to Leonor (Gavilan) and Dr. Mariano N. Samaniego Siqueiros, a prosperous dentist. Ramon and his family moved to Los Angeles in 1913, as refugees from the Mexican Revolution. After stints as a ballet dancer, ...

von zwei Strichern in seinem Haus ermordet

91. Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Actor | Night 'n' Gales

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer was born on August 7, 1927 in Paris, Illinois, USA as Carl Dean Switzer. He was an actor, known for Night 'n' Gales (1937), Feed 'em and Weep (1938) and Rushin' Ballet (1937). He was married to Dian Collingwood. He died on January 21, 1959 in Mission Hills, California, USA.

bei einem Streit von einem Freund in Notwehr erschossen worden

92. Marvin Gaye

Soundtrack | R.I.P.D.

Marvin Gaye was born on April 2, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. He was married to Jan Gaye and Anna Gordy Gaye. He died on April 1, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

von seinem Vater im Streit erschossen

93. William Desmond Taylor

Director | The Soul of Youth

Born in Carlow, Ireland. Came to USA c. 1890. Worked as stage actor, engineer, antique dealer, gold miner. Entered silent film industry as actor in 1912; most noted film as actor was Captain Alvarez (1914) for Vitagraph. Directed first film for Balboa Films in 1914. Subsequently directed for ...

in seinem Haus erschossen, Tat bis heute ungeklärt

94. Marie Trintignant

Actress | Colette, une femme libre

Marie Trintignant died tragically on the 1st of August, 2003 from a cerebral edema in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, following a violent fight with her boyfriend, Bertrand Cantat, lead singer in the French rock band, Noir Désir. She was just finishing filming a TV movie about Colette, ...

an den Folgen einer Kopfverletzung nach einem Streit mit ihrem Freund verstorben

95. Tara Correa-McMullen

Actress | Rebound

Tara Correa-McMullen was born on May 24, 1989 in Westminster, Vermont, USA as Shalvah McMullen. She was an actress, known for Rebound (2005), Judging Amy (1999) and Zoey 101 (2005). She died on October 21, 2005 in Inglewood, California, USA.

wahlloses Opfer, als Gangmitglieder in eine Menschenmenge feuerten

96. Christa Helm

Actress | Let's Go for Broke

Christa Helm was born on November 11, 1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Sandra Lynn Wohlfeil. She was an actress, known for Let's Go for Broke (1974), Legacy of Satan (1974) and Wonder Woman (1975). She was married to Gary Clements. She died on February 12, 1977 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

auf offener Strasse erstochen

97. Sheng Fu

Actor | Na Zha

Born Chang Fu-Sheng to a wealthy family on October 20th, 1954, in Hong Kong. His English adopted name was Alexander. He was the ninth of 11 siblings. He was considered his father's favorite. Unlike the rest of his family, he showed little interest in academic and had no desire to try his hand in ...


98. Valérie Quennessen

Actress | Conan the Barbarian

Valerie Quennessen became an actress almost by accident. She started out performing as a child as an acrobat. She was very accomplished in this field and won an award at the age of ten. However, she hadn't seriously considered performing for a living. In her late teens, she enrolled in acting ...


99. Thuy Trang

Actress | The Crow: City of Angels

Thuy Trang was born on December 14th of 1973 in Saigon, Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon in 1975 to Communist forces, her father who had fought in the Vietnam War, traveled to America to seek political asylum. However, his entire family, unable to follow, were left behind.

In 1979, Thuy and her ...


100. Anton Yelchin

Actor | Star Trek

Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011).

He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His ...


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