Tod durch Drogen und/oder Suizid

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

1. Tony Scott

Producer | Domino

Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British...

Sprung von einer Brücke in den Freitod

2. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

Suizid durch Erhängen

3. Patrick Dewaere

Actor | Un mauvais fils

Popular but troubled renegade French actor Patrick Dewaere was christened Jean-Marie Patrick Bourdeaux on January 26, 1947, at Saint-Brieuc in Britanny in the north-west region of France. The third of six children born to actress Mado Maurin (1915-2011), his mothere made acting a family affair. All...

hat sich mit einem Gewehr erschossen

4. River Phoenix

Actor | My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally ...

Überdosis Drogen, kein Suizid

5. Jonathan Brandis

Actor | Seaquest DSV

Born in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, to Greg and Mary, Jonathan Brandis began his career at age 5, acting in television commercials. He appeared in small parts in several films and TV shows before his first starring role in the 1990 film The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990). He starred ...

Selbstmord

6. Chris Farley

Actor | Tommy Boy

Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley and John Farley. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette ...

Überdosis Kokain, kein Suizid

7. George Sanders

Actor | All About Eve

George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in ...

Überdosis Schlaftabletten, Suizid

8. Lee Thompson Young

Actor | Friday Night Lights

Lee Thompson Young was born as the son of Velma Love and Tommy Scott Young. When he was in second grade his parents split up and he went to live with his mother. At age ten, he portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King in a play called "A Night of Stars and Dreams". That's when Lee decided he wanted to be ...

Selbstmord mit Schusswaffe

9. Marilyn Monroe

Actress | Some Like It Hot

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer, and model. She became one of the world's most enduring iconic figures and is remembered both for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional struggles within the film industry. Her life and ...

Überdosis Barbiturate, genaue Umstände unklar

10. Judy Garland

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals.

She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in ...

versehentlich Zuviel Schlafmittel genommen

11. Bubba Smith

Actor | Police Academy

The athletically gifted 6' 7" Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith played defensive end / defensive tackle for the National Football League's Baltimore Colts (1967-1971), Oakland Raiders (1973-1974), and Houston Oilers (1975-1976). After the conclusion of his football career, Smith moved into a TV & film ...

Überdosis Diätpillen

12. Michael Jackson

Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller

Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson (no relation to Joe Jackson, also a musician), had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Katherine ...

Überdosis Narkotika

13. Anna Nicole Smith

Actress | Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

Anna Nicole Smith was born on November 28, 1967 in Houston, Texas, USA as Vickie Lynn Hogan. She is known for her work on Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Be Cool (2005) and Illegal Aliens (2007). She was married to J. Howard Marshall II and Billy Smith. She died on February 8, 2007 in ...

Überdosis Medikamente

14. 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.

Überdosis Kokain

15. Pier Angeli

Actress | Battle of the Bulge

Anna Maria Pierangeli was born June 19, 1932, in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Anna and her twin sister, Marisa Pavan, both had their eyes on become film stars, since that was one of the big Italian pastimes. Anna adopted her surname and split it in half, and it was as Pier Angeli that she would find ...

versehentliche Überdosis Medikamente

16. Heath Ledger

Actor | Brokeback Mountain

When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised ...

Überdosis Medikamente, vermutlich versehentlich

17. Brad Renfro

Actor | Apt Pupil

Brad Renfro was born on July 25, 1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Angela Denise McCrory and Mark Renfro, a factory worker. He was discovered at age 10 by director Joel Schumacher and was cast in the motion picture The Client (1994), which starred Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. Although this ...

Überdosis Heroin

18. Cory Monteith

Actor | Glee

Cory Monteith was born on May 11, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Cory Allan Michael Monteith. He was an actor, known for playing the singing jock Finn on the American TV show Glee (2009) and films such as Monte Carlo (2011), and Final Destination 3 (2006). He died on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver...

Überdosis Medikamente und Alkohol

19. Silvia Seidel

Actress | Anna

Silvia Seidel was born on September 23, 1969 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. She was an actress, known for Anna (1987), Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1993) and Sturm der Liebe (2005). She died on July 31, 2012 in Munich, Germany.

Selbstmord

20. Sawyer Sweeten

Actor | Everybody Loves Raymond

Sawyer Sweeten was born on May 12, 1995 in Brownwood, Texas, USA as Sawyer Storm Sweeten. He was an actor, known for Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002) and Even Stevens (2000). He died on April 23, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

Selbstmord

21. Nick Santino

Actor | Steel Crossings

Nick Santino was born in Brooklyn, New York, at the age of 5 months he was put in St. Joseph's orphanage home. For the next 16 years, he bounced around several foster homes for a total of 9. At age 16/17 he decided to make his own life. He managed to get a small apartment and started several ...

Selbstmord

22. Max Grießer

Actor | Polizeiinspektion 1

Austrian-born Max Grießer was a famous Bavarian folk-play actor and has played many roles on "Komödienstadel", a famous Bavarian folk-play that usually is performed in the "Kleine Komödie" in Munich, Germany. For some years he personified "Father Barnabas" during the famous Salvator celebrations on...

Selbstmord durch Erhängen

23. 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.

Selbstmord durch Erhängen

24. Edwin Noel

Actor | Die Buddenbrooks

Edwin Noel was born on July 11, 1944 in Rimpar, Germany. He was an actor, known for Die Buddenbrooks (1979), Große Freiheit (1996) and Blankenese (1994). He was married to Barbara Hasselbach. He died on June 27, 2004 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

Selbstmord

25. Karen Lancaume

Actress | Baise-moi

Born Karen Bach outside of Lyons, France, Karen Lancaume came from a wealthy family. The bi-racial beauty (French father, Moroccan mother) married at 17 while she was attending college. Even though her husband was a disc jockey and she worked weekends at a nightclub to make ends meet, the couple ...

Überdosis Benzodiazepine, Suizid

26. Leslie Cheung

Actor | Ah fei zing zyun

Leslie Cheung was the youngest of 10 children. His father was tailor to the late William Holden. Leslie's parents divorced when he was young, and he claims this is one reason for his disinterest in marriage. Following graduation from secondary school, he studied at Leeds University in Great Britain...

Selbstmord durch Sprung aus Hotelfenster

27. Christine Pascal

Writer | Le petit prince a dit

Christine Pascal was born on November 29, 1953 in Lyon, Rhône, France. She was an actress and writer, known for Le petit prince a dit (1992), Félicité (1979) and Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975). She was married to Robert Boner. She died on August 30, 1996 in Garches, Hauts-de-Seine, ...

Selbstmord in der Psychatrie

28. Michael Pfleghar

Director | Klimbim

Michael Pfleghar was born on March 20, 1933 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for Klimbim (1973), Die Tote von Beverly Hills (1964) and How to Seduce a Playboy (1966). He was married to Wenche Myhre, Bibi Johns and Inge Brück. He died on June 23, 1991 in ...

Selbstmord mit Schusswaffe

29. Raimund Harmstorf

Actor | Siegfried und das sagenhafte Liebesleben der Nibelungen

A tall, athletic bear of a man, Raimund Harmstorf rose to stardom on the strength of a single role: the amoral, brutal, self-righteous captain Wolf Larsen (a Nietzschean 'superman', if there ever was one) in Jack London's Der Seewolf (1971). Harmstorf's was a genuinely chilling, mesmerizing ...

Selbstmord, ein Tag nachdem die Presse seine psychischen Probleme bekannt gab

30. Carlos Thompson

Actor | Herrin der Welt

Carlos Thompson was born on June 7, 1923 in Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina as Juan Carlos Mundin-Schaffter. He was an actor and director, known for Mistress of the World (1960), A Matter of Resistance (1966) and Frau Cheneys Ende (1961). He was married to Lilli Palmer. He died on October 10, 1990 in...

Selbstmord

31. David Strickland

Actor | Forces of Nature

David Strickland was born in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, on October 14, 1969. Raised in Princeton, New Jersey, he never thought about an acting career until moving to the LA suburb of Pacific Palisades while in high school. Instead of going to college, he joined a theater company and began ...

Selbstmord durch Erhängen

32. Arno Assmann

Director | Immer will ich dir gehören

Arno Assmann was born on July 30, 1908 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Immer will ich dir gehören (1960), Der Opernball (1978) and Die Fledermaus (1964). He was married to Lore Ostermann and Heide Heidemann. He died on November 30, 1979 in Herrsching am ...

Überdosis Medikamente, Suizid

33. Lucy Gordon

Actress | Spider-Man 3

Lucy Gordon was born on May 22, 1980 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. She was an actress, known for Spider-Man 3 (2007), Serendipity (2001) and The Four Feathers (2002). She died on May 20, 2009 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Selbstmord durch Erhängen

34. Peter Vogel

Actor | Charley's Tante

Peter Vogel was born on March 22, 1937 in Munich, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Charley's Tante (1963), Flying Classroom (1954) and Kottan ermittelt (1976). He was married to Gertraud Jesserer. He died on September 21, 1978 in Vienna, Austria.

Überdosis Medikamente, Suizid

35. Rex Gildo

Actor | Zwei blaue Vergissmeinnicht

Rex Gildo was born on July 2, 1936 in Straubing, Germany as Ludwig Franz Hirtreiter. He was an actor, known for Zwei blaue Vergissmeinnicht (1963), Schlagerparade 1961 (1961) and Mein Freund Bunbury (1970). He was married to Marion Hirtreiter. He died on October 26, 1999 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

Sturz aus dem Fenster, vermutlich Selbstmord

36. Mario Monicelli

Writer | I compagni

Mario Monicelli was born on May 16, 1915 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for The Organizer (1963), Speriamo che sia femmina (1986) and La grande guerra (1959). He was married to Antonella Salerni and Chiara Rapaccini. He died on November 29, 2010 in Rome.

Sprung aus dem Krankenhaus-Fenster, Suizid

37. Michael Dorn

Actor | Das letzte Schweigen

Michael Dorn was born on December 22, 1968 in Germany. He was an actor, known for Das letzte Schweigen (2010), Mondscheinsonate (2009) and 3 (2010). He died on March 10, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

Selbstmord

38. Ben Wettervogel

Actor | Tatort

Ben Wettervogel was born on December 18, 1961 in Klein-Reken, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Benedikt Vogel. He was an actor, known for Tatort (1970), Morgenmagazin (1992) and III nach neun (1974). He died on February 2, 2015 in Berlin-Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany.

Selbstmord

39. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor | The Master

Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ...

Drogencocktail, vermutlich Unfall

40. Misty Upham

Actress | August: Osage County

Misty Anne Upham, born in Kallispell, Montana, grew up in south Seattle, the fourth of five children. She began her career at the age of thirteen when she joined a community theater group, Red Eagle Soaring. What began as a summer workshop soon turned into a full-time job. By the age of fourteen ...

in einem Wald tot aufgefunden, vermutlich Selbstmord

41. Bekim Fehmiu

Actor | The Adventurers

Bekim Fehmiu was born on June 1, 1936 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. He was an actor, known for The Adventurers (1970), Protest (1967) and Cagliostro (1975). He was married to Branka Petric. He died on June 15, 2010 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Selbstmord nach einem Schlaganfall

42. Dean Reed

Actor | Sing, Cowboy, sing

Dean Reed was born September 22, 1938, in Denver Colorado. He went to Hollywood where he signed a record contract with Capitol Records in 1958, but his third single, "Our Summer Romance" was so popular in South America he went to tour there. More popular than Elvis Presley, he stayed to enjoy his ...

Selbstmord, Pulsadern und Schlaftabletten

43. John Berg

Actor | Star Trek: Nemesis

John was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on April 5, 1949 to parents Dr. Owen C. Berg and Evelyn van Emden Berg. John graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1967. John attended the University of Chicago, Tulane University and the school of life.

During his life, John had a diverse career path - ...

Selbstmord, Kohlenmonoxid

44. 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 ...

Ertrinken in der Badewanne, Kokainmissbrauch, Suizid unklar

45. Ike Turner

Soundtrack | Deadpool

Ike Turner was born on November 5, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA as Izear Luster Turner Jr. He was married to Audrey Madison, Jeanette Bazzell, Margaret Ann Thomas, Tina Turner, Bonnie Mae Wilson and Lorraine Taylor. He died on December 12, 2007 in San Marcos, California, USA.

Überdosis Kokain

46. John Belushi

Actor | Saturday Night Live

John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was ...

nach einer Drogenparty Überdosis von Heroin und Kokain

47. Herta Kravina

Actress | Aux frontières du possible

Herta Kravina was born on June 3, 1926 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress, known for Aux frontières du possible (1971), Heinz Erhardt Festival (1961) and Der Kurier der Kaiserin (1970). She was married to Horst Keitel and Paul Milan. She died on November 6, 2015 in Charlottenburg, Berlin...

Selbstmord

48. Horst Keitel

Actor | Die schwarze Hand

Horst Keitel was born on June 22, 1927 in Meisdorf, Harz, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Die schwarze Hand (1966), Ein Mann für Jenny (1956) and Madame Princesse (1975). He was married to Herta Kravina. He died on November 6, 2015 in Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany.

Selbstmord

49. Gig Young

Actor | They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Gig Young was born Byron Barr to parents John and Emma Barr in Minnesota, and raised in Washington, DC, where he developed a passion for theatre while appearing in high school plays. After gaining some amateur experience, he applied for and received a scholarship to the acclaimed Southern ...

erschoss erst seine Frau, dann sich selbst

50. Daniel Pollock

Actor | Romper Stomper

Daniel Pollock was born in 1969 in Australia as Daniel John Pollock. He was an actor, known for Romper Stomper (1992), Death in Brunswick (1990) and Proof (1991). He died on April 13, 1992 in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.

Selbstmord, warf sich vor einen Zug

51. Michael Gothard

Actor | Lifeforce

Best remembered in Britain for the television series Arthur of the Britons (1972), Ken Russell 's The Devils (1971) and as the villain in For Your Eyes Only (1981). His break into films came with Don Levy's Herostratus (1967). Michael was unmarried, living in Hampstead, England and under treatment ...

Selbstmord

52. Frank Wolff

Actor | Il grande silenzio

Frank Wolff started his career by acting in several Roger Corman films. However, Wolff had to travel to Europe to be successful. He was finally able to become a well known actor in Italy and Europe with his performance in Salvatore Giuliano (1962) and had roles in many European film productions. ...

Selbstmord

53. Luigi Pistilli

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Luisi Pistilli's most notable stage successes were roles in "The Threepenny Opera", "St. Joan of the Stockyards" and a 1972 production, "Lulu". In 1991 he reprised his role in "Lulu" in the first professional collaboration with actress-singer Milva, his partner in previous plays as well as in a ...

Selbstmord

54. Dana Plato

Actress | Diff'rent Strokes

Dana Michelle Plato was born in Maywood, California, on Saturday 7 November 1964. Her first excursion into the film world occurred when she was eleven in the television film Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975). Dana never really made an impact on the TV screen until she landed the part of Kimberly ...

Medikamentencocktail, Suizid fraglich

55. Capucine

Actress | The Pink Panther

With classic patrician features and an independent, non-conformist personality, Capucine began her film debut in 1949 at the age of 21 with an appearance in the film Rendez-vous de juillet (1949). She attended school in France and received a BA degree in foreign languages. Married for six months in...

Selbstmord, Sturz aus dem 8. Stock

56. 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 ...

Medikamente und Alkohol, versehentliche Überdosis

57. 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 ...

Medikamentencocktail, fraglicher Suizid

58. Freddie Prinze

Actor | Chico and the Man

Freddie Prinze was born Frederick Karl Pruetzel in New York City, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother, Aurea Elena Ruiz, and a German immigrant father, Edward Karl Pruetzel. Freddie grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City. As a chubby child, he was often bullied, but was quite ...

schoss sich in den Kopf

59. Carole Landis

Actress | I Wake Up Screaming

Carole Landis was born on New Year's Day in 1919 in Fairchild, Wisconsin, as Frances Lillian Mary Ridste. Her father, a railroad mechanic, was of Norwegian descent and her mother was Polish. Her father walked out, leaving Carole, her mother and an older brother and sister to fend for themselves.

...

Selbstmord, Tabletten

60. Charles Boyer

Actor | Gaslight

Charles Boyer studied philosophy before he went to the theater where he gave his debut in 1920. Although he had at first no intentions to pursue a career at the movies (his first movie was L'homme du large (1920) by Marcel L'Herbier) he used his chance in Hollywood after several filming stations ...

Selbstmord, unmittelbar nach dem Krebstod seiner Frau

61. David Rappaport

Actor | Time Bandits

British actor David Rappaport earned more roles and respect than most guys his size (or any size for that matter) who attempted a professional acting career. Born with the genetic condition dwarfism (he was 3' 11"), he was often typecast in bizarre, sometimes silly and demeaning roles; but, like ...

Dritter Selbstmordversuch war dann mit einer 38er erfolgreich

62. Margaret Sullavan

Actress | The Shop Around the Corner

Born in Norfolk, Virginia to wealthy stockbroker Cornelius Hancock Sullavan and heiress Garland Council Sullavan, Margaret Brooke overcame a muscle weakness in her childhood to go on to become a rebellious teenager at posh private schools. She went on to perform with the University Players at ...

Überdosis Medikamente, vermutlich Unfall

63. James Whale

Director | The Invisible Man

James Whale was an English film director, theatre director and actor. He is best remembered for his four classic horror films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He also directed films in other genres, including what is ...

Selbstmord, im Pool ertrunken

64. Thelma Todd

Actress | Horse Feathers

Thelma Todd was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, an industrial city near the New Hampshire state line. She was a lovely child with good academic tendencies, so much so that she decided early on to become a schoolteacher. After high school she went on to college but at her mother's insistence ...

Selbstmord, es wurde vielfach über Mord spekuliert

65. Stanley Adams

Actor | Star Trek

Stocky character actor Stanley Adams had a relatively minor career in motion pictures, with the possible exception of his baby-faced millionaire Rusty Trawler of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) fame. Otherwise, he played innumerable minor ethnic villains, bartenders and avuncular, fast-talking ...

Selbstmord

66. Don 'Red' Barry

Actor | Jesse James' Women

Donald Barry went from the stage to the screen. After four years of playing villains and henchmen at various studios, Barry got the role that changed his image: Red Ryder in the Republic Pictures serial Adventures of Red Ryder (1940). Although he had appeared in westerns for two years or so, this ...

erschoss sich selbst

67. Hugh O'Connor

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

Hugh was born in Rome, Italy, and adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife, Nancy. At the age of 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but conquered it with the help of chemotherapy. It was around this time that Hugh started taking drugs. He worked as a courier on the set of his ...

schoss sich in den Kopf

68. Edie Sedgwick

Actress | Ciao Manhattan

Edie Sedgwick was a bright social butterfly whose candle of fame burned brightly at both ends. Born into a wealthy White Anglo-Saxon Protestant family of impressive lineage, Edie became a "celebutante" for her beauty, style, wealth and her associations with figures of the 1960s counterculture.

Edie ...

Überdosis Barbiturate, fraglicher Suizid

69. Steven Keats

Actor | Death Wish

Excellent, prolific, and versatile film, stage, and television actor Steven Keats was born on February 6, 1945 in The Bronx, New York City, to a Danish-born father from Copenhagen and an NY-born mother, both of Polish Jewish descent. Keats grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn and graduated from the High ...

Selbstmord

70. Scotty Beckett

Actor | A Date with Judy

Scotty Beckett was one of the cutest, most successful child actors of the 1930s and 1940s. His descent into a life of alcoholism, drugs, and crime remains one of the most tragic of Hollywood stories.

Born Scott Hastings Beckett on October 4, 1929 in Oakland, California, he and his family moved to ...

Überdosis Barbiturate, Suizid

71. Keith Andes

Actor | Tora! Tora! Tora!

1950s and 60s second lead actor Keith Andes fits into the strappingly handsome and virile mold that encompassed the likes of George Nader, Guy Madison, and Jeffrey Hunter. Although he may not be as well remembered as the aforementioned, he managed to maintain a reliable career on radio (from age 12...

Selbstmord

72. Lindsay Crosby

Actor | The Mechanic

Lindsay Crosby was born on January 5, 1938 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Lindsay Harry Crosby. He was an actor, known for The Mechanic (1972), Bigfoot (1970) and The Glory Stompers (1967). He was married to Suzy Crosby, Janet Sue Schwartze and Barbara Diane Fredrickson. He died on ...

erschoss sich selbst

73. Dennis Crosby

Actor | Ben Casey

American occasional actor, son of Bing Crosby and Dixie Lee. Born into show business as his father was becoming a superstar, Crosby and his three brothers grew up in wealth, but reportedly suffered at best inattention and unkindness, and possibly actual abuse at worst, from their father, at least ...

erschoss sich selbst

74. W.S. Van Dyke

Director | The Thin Man

For the better part of his career, Woodbridge Strong Van Dyke lived up to his sobriquet "One-Take Woody" by steadfastly adhering to his credo of shooting each scene as quickly and efficiently as possible. Over his 25-year career, he economically directed over 90 diverse entertainments, which not ...

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75. Mary Millington

Actress | Come Play with Me

Mary Millington had trained to become a veterinary nurse, but a chance meeting with infamous London photographer John Lindsay changed her life. Under Lindsay's influence, Mary started to pose nude in dozens of photo spreads in British glamor magazines. From this she progressed into illegally made ...

Selbstmord

76. Donald Cammell

Director | Wild Side

British director Donald Cammell, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1934, came from a wealthy shipbuilding family. He began his career as a painter and by the mid-'60s was celebrated among the "Swinging London" crowd. He made his foray into the film industry when he wrote the script for The Touchables...

schoss sich in den Kopf

77. Jûzô Itami

Writer | Osôshiki

A tragic end belies a life led with purpose. The son of a successful filmmaker, Juzo Itami made his name acting in television and films before making a late career shift into screenwriting and directing at age 50. Known to choose the subjects of his films through everyday observations, he often ...

Selbstmord

78. Ross Alexander

Actor | Captain Blood

The tragically brief life of fresh-faced, boyishly handsome Ross Alexander, who seemed to have everything going for him, plays these days like a bad Hollywood movie. Alexander was a charming, highly engaging young actor whose pleasant voice and breezy personality aided greatly in his transition ...

schoss sich in den Kopf

79. Bella Darvi

Actress | The Egyptian

Bella Darvi became a 50s symbol for one of the many movie "Cinderellas" whose bright and beautiful Hollywood fairy tale would come crashing down, ending in bitterness and tragedy. A self-destructive brunette beauty, her life was full of misfortune. Of Polish/French descent, she miraculously ...

Selbstmord, Gashahn

80. Paul Hurst

Actor | Gone with the Wind

American character actor of prodigious output who also directed and wrote silent films, Paul Hurst spent much of his early work in low-budget western. A native of Traver, California (in the San Joaquin Valley), Hurst had a first-hand knowledge of Western lore, growing up surrounded by the ...

Selbstmord

81. Rose Stradner

Actress | The Last Gangster

Pretty, soulful-eyed Austrian actress Rose Stradner was a rising 30s ingénue on the Viennese stage and in a few German film romances and musicals when MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer, who was in Europe searching for exotic talent, discovered Rose. Along with Greer Garson, Ilona Massey and Hedy Lamarr, she...

Überdosis Schlaftabletten

82. Florence Lawrence

Actress | Not Like Other Girls

Florence Lawrence was the first film player whose name was used to promote her films and the studio (Independent Moving Pictures Company [IMP]) for which she worked. Before her, actors and actresses worked anonymously, partly out of fear that stage managers would refuse to hire them if they were ...

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83. Jorge Mistral

Actor | El conde de Montecristo

He was a Spanish actor; his father was from Puerto Rico and his mother from Catalonia. His debut in theater was in 1943 and in cinema in 1944. At the end of the fifties he lived in South America. He committed suicide with a gunshot while living in Mexico City, Mexico.

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84. Joan Dowling

Actress | 24 timer af en kvindes liv

Joan Dowling had a passion for acting and as an aspiring young actress she would take roles in plays, pantomimes and other works simply to be on the stage. Her first recognised role was at the tender age of 14 and she signed her first film contract at 17. She had natural talent and did not have any...

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85. Sybille Schmitz

Actress | Vampyr

The enigmatic actress remains one of the most interesting figures in German film. Although she achieved stardom early in her career, the tragic Sybille Schmitz could never fit in with her surroundings. Too "alien looking" for Hollywood, Schmitz never migrated to America like her more glamorous ...

Überdosis Barbiturate, Suizid

86. Pauline Chan

Actress | Gwok chaan Ling Ling Chat

Born in Shanghai, China, as Pinyin Chen Baolian, Pauline Chan emigrated to Hong Kong at age 12 with her mother when her parents divorced. A beautiful young girl, it didn't take long for photographers and agents to notice her and she began modeling at 15. In 1990 she entered the Miss Asia beauty ...

Selbstmord, Sprung aus dem Fenster

87. Lillian Hall-Davis

Actress | The Ring

Lilian Hall Davis was born June 23, 1898, in Mile End, London, England, the daughter of a London cab driver. For publicity purposes, she changed the spelling of her name to to the tonier Lillian Hall-Davis and reported her birthplace as the more fashionable Hampstead, London. She began acting in ...

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88. James Cardwell

Actor | The Shanghai Cobra

Eager young James (aka Jimmy) Cardwell had an auspicious beginning and showed great promise in 1940s films. Dark-haired and thick-browed with an earnest, boyish look and set-jawed handsomeness that could remind someone of a John Garfield type, he couldn't have started off much better than by ...

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89. Richard Rosson

Director | Scarface

Richard Rosson, the movie actor and director, was born on April 4, 1893, in New York, New York. His siblings would excel in the new movie industry: his older brother was director Arthur Rosson, his younger sister Helene Rosson became a movie actress, and his younger brother Harold Rosson became a ...

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90. Robert Pastorelli

Actor | Eraser

Beefy, roughhewn actor Robert Pastorelli was a former boxer and an admitted drug addict before he cleaned up his act and pursued theater work in New York in such 1970s productions as "Rebel Without a Cause," "The Rainmaker," and "Death of a Salesman," he headed west and turned to film and TV in ...

Überdosis Heroin, kein Suizid

91. Christopher Pettiet

Actor | Point Break

Born in Dallas, Texas, Christopher Pettiet began career as a child actor making appearances in television series, made-for-television movies and films. He starred in two hit flicks, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead and Point Break, and then joined the cast of the Western TV series The Young ...

Überdosis Drogen

92. Franca Kastein

Actress | Die Stille nach dem Schuß

Franca Kastein was born in 1969. She was an actress, known for The Legend of Rita (2000), Lost Killers (2000) and Tatort (1970). She died on August 13, 2000 in Berlin, Germany.

Selbstmord, Sprung aus dem Fenster

93. Bridgette Andersen

Actress | Savannah Smiles

Bridgette Andersen was born on July eleventh, 1975 to Frank Glass and Teresa Andersen in Inglewood, California and grew up in Malibu. She always considered it good luck to have her birthday read as 7-11 rather than of July 11th. She would always kiss the first two fingers on her right hand and then...

Überdosis Heroin und Alkohol, wohl kein Suizid

94. Brian Keith

Actor | The Parent Trap

Son of character actor Robert Keith and stage actress Helena Shipman. He grew up on the road with his parents while they toured in plays. First appeared at age 3 in film Pied Piper Malone (1924) with his father. Began acting in radio programs and on stage before World War II. Joined the Marines and ...

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95. Margaux Hemingway

Actress | Inner Sanctum

Born in Portland, Oregon, she grew up in on a farm in Ketchum, Idaho. But dad was Jack Hemingway, son of the Nobel prize winning author Ernest Hemingway and, with that heritage, fame was almost foreordained. By the time she was 21, after the lead in the rape melodrama Lipstick (1976), she had a ...

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96. Todd Armstrong

Actor | Jason and the Argonauts

Todd Armstrong was born on July 25, 1937 in Missouri, USA as John Harris Armstrong. He was an actor, known for Jason and the Argonauts (1963), Icebound in the Antarctic (1983) and King Rat (1965). He died on November 17, 1992 in Butte, California, USA.

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97. James Hayden

Actor | Once Upon a Time in America

James Hayden was born on November 25, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Once Upon a Time in America (1984), The Nesting (1981) and The First Deadly Sin (1980). He was married to Barbara Daniels. He died on November 8, 1983 in New York City, New York.

Überdosis Heroin, kein Suizid

98. 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...

eine Mischung aus Alkohol, Schlaftabletten und Kokain, kein Suizid

99. Harry Meyen

Actor | Endspurt

Harry Meyen was born on August 31, 1924 in Hamburg, Germany as Harald Haubenstock. He was an actor and director, known for Endspurt (1970), Bunbury (1964) and Die Galerie der großen Detektive (1954). He was married to Romy Schneider and Anneliese Römer. He died on April 15, 1979 in Hamburg, ...

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100. 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 ...

Überdosis Tabletten, Suizid



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