In Memoriam 2018by Geroellheimer | created - 10 months ago | updated - 4 days ago | Public
1. Frank Buxton
Actor | The Odd Couple
Born in Wellesley, MA, USA, Buxton grew up in Larchmont, NY, USA, graduated from Northwestern University (BS) and Syracuse University (MS). After service in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, he worked in local television as a producer-director in Buffalo, N.Y. and Chicago, IL and then began his ...
Actor | Coach
He has that same genuine likability factor, owns that same trademark lantern jaw and is just as appealing and gifted as his older brother, Dick Van Dyke, but, for decades, Jerry Van Dyke had to bear the brunt of his brother's overwhelming shadow. The comic actor was born six years younger than Dick...
Writer | Tennessee Nights
Hans Werner Kettenbach was born on April 20, 1928 in Bendorf, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was a writer, known for Tennessee Waltz (1989), Im Jahr der Schildkröte (1988) and Nancy & Frank - A Manhattan Love Story (2002). He died on January 5, 2018 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, ...
Actor | Avalon
Spending his youth in Skåne, due to his mother's engagement at the Malmö City Theater, wasn't easy for somebody with a Stockholm accent, but Johannes avoided being bullied by cracking jokes and doing pranks. At 18 he applied to acting school but was rejected. He applied successfully later and has ...
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Donnelly Rhodes trained to be a warden in the National Park Service in Manitoba and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airman-mechanic before finally settling into his long and successful career as an actor. Rhodes studied at the Royal Manitoba Theatre ...
Actress | Three Blondes in His Life
The enticing, voluptuous European beauty Greta Thyssen filled out the pages of movie magazines everywhere during the 1950s. Born on March 30, 1927, she was a freshly-scrubbed brunette when she was crowned Miss Denmark in 1952. The subsequent attention had her packing her bags for Hollywood. At that...
11. Terence Marsh
Production_designer | The Hunt for Red October
Terence Marsh was born on November 14, 1931 in London, England. He is known for his work on The Hunt for Red October (1990), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Oliver! (1968). He was married to Sandra Marsh and Lorna Wrapson. He died on January 9, 2018 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.
12. Jean Porter
Actress | Betty Co-Ed
One of MGM's more vivacious secondary stars during the 40s, petite and lovely Jean Porter was born in Texas in 1922 but left the state while young to pursue her dream as an actress. Following some vaudeville experience, she made her uncredited film debut in 1939 (age 17) and slowly graduated to ...
Soundtrack | The Devil's Own
Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was born in Ballybricken, a town 8 miles outside Limerick on Sept. 6, 1971. Her parents are Eileen and Terrance. Terrance was in a wheelchair due to a motorcycle accident. Dolores was the youngest of seven children, and one of two girls. In the late eighties, Dolores ...
14. Hugh Wilson
Writer | Blast from the Past
Hugh Wilson was born on August 24, 1943 in Miami, Florida, USA as Hugh Hamilton Wilson Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Blast from the Past (1999), WKRP in Cincinnati (1978) and Frank's Place (1987). He was married to Charters Smith. He died on January 14, 2018 in Charlottesville, ...
15. Peter Groeger
Peter Groeger was born on June 1, 1933 in Gröbzig, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Die Geschichte Mitteldeutschlands (1999), Das unsichtbare Visier (1973) and Polizeiruf 110 (1971). He died on January 16, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
16. Peter Wyngarde
Actor | Flash Gordon
Peter Paul Wyngarde was born at the home of an aunt in Marseille, Southern France, and is the son of an English father and French mother. Owing to his father's work as a member of the British Diplomatic Service, Peter spent much of his early childhood moving from one country to another, and was ...
17. Bradford Dillman
Actor | Sudden Impact
Dark-haired, Ivy League-looking Bradford Dillman, whose white-collar career spanned nearly five decades, possessed charm and confident good looks that were slightly tainted by a bent smile, darting glance and edgy countenance that often provoked suspicion. Sure enough, the camera picked up on it ...
18. Dorothy Malone
Actress | Written on the Wind
The blonde, sultry, dreamy-eyed beauty of Dorothy Malone, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, took some time before it made an impact with American film-going audiences. But once she did, she played it for all it was worth in her one chance Academy Award-winning "bad girl" performance, a role quite ...
Actress | Ferien auf Immenhof
Angelika Meissner was born on November 25, 1940 in Berlin, Germany as Angelika Antja Voelkner. She was an actress, known for Ferien auf Immenhof (1957), Die Mädels vom Immenhof (1955) and Hochzeit auf Immenhof (1956). She died on January 10, 2018 in Berlin.
22. Connie Sawyer
Actress | Dumb and Dumber
Connie Sawyer was born on November 27, 1912 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA as Rosie Cohen. She was an actress, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Pineapple Express (2008) and Out of Sight (1998). She was married to Marshall Schacker. She died on January 21, 2018 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.
23. Olivia Cole
Actress | Roots
Olivia Cole was born on November 26, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She was an actress, known for Roots (1977), Backstairs at the White House (1979) and First Sunday (2008). She was married to Richard Venture. She died on January 19, 2018 in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.
24. John Morris
Music_department | The Elephant Man
John Morris was born on October 18, 1926 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA as John Leonard Morris. He is known for his work on The Elephant Man (1980), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Coach (1989). He was married to Francesca Bosetti. He died on January 25, 2018 in Red Hook, New York, USA.
25. Robert Dowdell
Actor | Stoney Burke
Robert Dowdell was born on March 10, 1932 in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Stoney Burke (1962), Assassination (1987) and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964). He was married to Sheila Connolly. He died on January 23, 2018 in Coldwater, Michigan, USA.
Actor | Die Reise das Land
Mathias Kniesbeck was born on June 19, 1955 in Dillingen/Saar, Saarland, West Germany. He was an actor, known for Die Reise das Land (1987), Balko (1995) and Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik (1984). He died on January 31, 2018 in Merzig, Saarland, Germany.
27. Louis Zorich
Actor | Fiddler on the Roof
Louis Zorich was born on February 12, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Detachment (2011) and The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). He was married to Olympia Dukakis. He died on January 30, 2018 in New York City, New York, USA.
28. Rolf Zacher
Actor | Endstation Freiheit
Rolf Zacher was born on March 28, 1941 in Berlin, Germany as Rolf-Dieter Zacher. He was an actor, known for Slow Attack (1980), Der Ochsenkrieg (1987) and We Free Kings (1996). He was married to Gisela Getty. He died on February 3, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.
30. Ann Gillis
Actress | 2001: A Space Odyssey
Ann Gillis was born Alma Mabel Conner on February 12, 1927, in Little Rock, Arkansas. At age seven, she appeared in her first film, Men in White (1934), as an extra. During the next two years, she had uncredited appearances in six more films until she received her first major role in King of Hockey...
31. John Mahoney
Actor | Frasier
John Mahoney was an award-winning American actor. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, the seventh of eight children of Margaret and Reg, a baker. His family was evacuated to the sea-side resort to avoid the Nazi bombing of their native Manchester. The Mancunian Mahoneys eventually ...
32. Alf Humphreys
Actor | X2
Alf Humphreys was born on April 3, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Alfred E. Humphreys. He was an actor and writer, known for X2 (2003), First Blood (1982) and My Bloody Valentine (1981). He was married to Elizabeth Moss. He died on January 31, 2018 in Stratford, Ontario.
34. Reg E. Cathey
Actor | Fantastic Four
Born into a military family in Huntsville, Alabama -- his father was an army vet who had served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, while his mother held a somewhat mysterious job in the Department of Defence -- Reg E. Cathey spent much of his early childhood living on a rural farmhouse in Germany....
35. John Gavin
Actor | Psycho
John Gavin, the American film and TV actor, businessman and diplomat who was Ronald Reagan's first Ambassador to Mexico, was born Juan Vincent Apablasa in Los Angeles, California.
The future "Jack" Gavin was a fifth-generation Angeleno, the son of Delia Diana Pablos and Juan Vincent Apablasa, and ...
36. Jan Maxwell
Actress | BrainDead
Jan Maxwell was born on November 20, 1956 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA as Janice Elaine Maxwell. She is known for her work on BrainDead (2016), An Unfinished Life (2005) and The Good Wife (2009). She was married to Robert Emmet Lunney. She died on February 11, 2018 in New York City, New York, USA.
37. Vic Damone
Soundtrack | Payback
At fourteen he worked as an usher at the NYC Paramount Theatre. His father was an electrician who played guitar and his mother taught piano. Damone attended PS 163 and sang in St. Finbar's choir and later attended the Alexander Hamilton Vocational High School and then Lafayette High School in ...
39. Kenneth Haigh
Actor | Cleopatra
Kenneth Haigh is an English actor who made history originating the character of Jimmy Porter, the original "Angry Young Man", in John Osborne's 1956 play Look Back in Anger (1959), a work that revolutionized the English theater. The following year, Haigh took the performance to Broadway, but movie ...
Actor | I ragazzi del massacro
Pier Paolo Capponi was born on June 9, 1938 in Subiaco, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for Naked Violence (1969), Uomini della scienza (1977) and Don Milani (1976). He was married to Isabella Peretti. He died on February 15, 2018 in Torri in Sabina, Rieti, Italy.
45. Ulrich Pleitgen
Actor | Nicht von schlechten Eltern
Ulrich Pleitgen was born on November 1, 1946 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, West Germany. He was an actor, known for Nicht von schlechten Eltern (1993), K3 - Kripo Hamburg (2003) and Die Kinder (1990). He was married to Monika Koepchen. He died on February 21, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.
46. Nanette Fabray
Actress | Harper Valley P.T.A.
A sparkling, entertaining, highly energetic presence ever since her early days (from age 4) as a singing and tap dancing child vaudevillian, Nanette Fabray was once billed as "Baby Nanette".
She was born in San Diego, California, to Louisiana-born parents, Lily Agnes (McGovern) and Raoul Bernard ...
47. Anna Campori
Actress | Biblioteca di Studio Uno
Anna Campori was born on September 22, 1917 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was an actress, known for Biblioteca di Studio Uno (1964), Un turco napoletano (1953) and Suor Maria (1955). She was married to Pietro De Vico. She died on January 19, 2018 in Rome, Italy.
48. Allison Shearmur
Producer | The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Allison Shearmur was born on October 23, 1963 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Allison Ivy Brecker. She is known for her work on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), Nerve (2016) and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013). She was married to Ed Shearmur. She died on January 19...
49. Ezra Swerdlow
Producer | Zombieland
Ezra Swerdlow was born on March 2, 1953 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, USA as Ezra N. Swerdlow. He was a producer and production manager, known for Zombieland (2009), Spaceballs (1987) and The Equalizer (2014). He was married to Lindsey Hicks. He died on January 23, 2018 in Boston, ...
51. Emma Chambers
Actress | Notting Hill
Emma was born Emma Gwynedd Mary Chambers born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire in 1964 to John, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, and Noelle (nee Strange). The family moved around and, while attending St Swithun's school, Winchester, Chambers acted in Winchester college productions - saying...
Actress | English Vinglish
Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963 in her father's hometown of Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. Her mother was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. So Sridevi grew up speaking Telugu and Tamil. She has a sister named Srilatha and a stepbrother named Satish. Her dad passed away during the year 1991, while ...
53. Ilse Petri
Actress | Der Raub der Sabinerinnen
Ilse Petri was born on March 20, 1918 in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany. She was an actress, known for The Rape of the Sabines (1936), Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank - 1. Trimester: Zur Hölle mit den Paukern (1968) and Der eingebildete Kranke (1938). She was married to Joe Niczky. She ...
Writer | Cattive ragazze
Marina Ripa di Meana was born on October 21, 1941 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Marina Elide Punturieri. She was a writer and actress, known for Cattive ragazze (1992), I miei primi 40 anni (1987) and La più bella del reame (1989). She was married to Carlo Ripa di Meana and Don Alessandro Lante ...
57. Elfriede Irrall
Actress | Abschied - Brechts letzter Sommer
Elfriede Irrall was born on February 18, 1938 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress, known for Abschied - Brechts letzter Sommer (2000), Die Spur der Leidenschaft (1961) and Seltsames Zwischenspiel (1969). She was married to Walter Kohut. She died on February 26, 2018 in Vienna.
58. Lewis Gilbert
Director | Alfie
Lewis Gilbert was a British film director, producer and screenwriter best known for Alfie (1966), as well as three James Bond films: You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).
He also directed Reach for the Sky (1956), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Educating Rita (...
Producer | Batman Begins
Benjamin Melniker was born on May 25, 1913 in the USA. He is known for his work on Batman Begins (2005), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) and Constantine (2005). He was married to Shirley Melniker. He died on February 26, 2018 in Roslyn Harbor, Long Island, New York, USA.
Actor | M*A*S*H
David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, to Margaret Elizabeth (Ogden) and Kenneth Truman Stiers. He moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School in 1960. At the age of twenty, he was offered $200 to join the company of the Santa Clara ...
Director | Vincent van Gogh à Paris: Repérages
André S. Labarthe was born on December 18, 1931 in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France as André Sylvain Labarthe. He was a director and producer, known for Vincent van Gogh à Paris: Repérages (1988), Breathless (1960) and Roy Lichtenstein: Un point c'est tout (1996). He ...
66. Robert Scheerer
Director | The Danny Kaye Show
Robert Scheerer was born on December 28, 1928 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. He was a director and producer, known for The Danny Kaye Show (1963), Fame (1982) and Live from Lincoln Center (1976). He was married to Denise Scheerer and Nina. He died on March 3, 2018 in Valley Village, California.
67. Stephen Hawking
Actor | Star Trek: The Next Generation
Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.
His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of ...
Actress | L'homme qui aimait les femmes
Geneviève Fontanel was born on June 27, 1936 in Bordeaux, France as Geneviève Paule Clairette Fontanel. She was an actress, known for The Man Who Loved Women (1977), L'affaire Dominici (1973) and Au théâtre ce soir (1966). She was married to Jacques Destoop. She died on March 17, 2018 ...
70. Mike MacDonald
Actor | The Nutcracker Prince
Mike MacDonald was born on June 21, 1954 in Metz, Moselle, France as Mike Allan MacDonald. He was an actor and writer, known for The Nutcracker Prince (1990), Chasing Robert (2007) and The Funny Farm (1983). He was married to Bonnie Lee Bayes. He died on March 17, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
71. Sean Garrison
Actor | Love, American Style
Handsome, laconic American leading actor of the 50s and 60s, most often cast as servicemen or brawny outdoor types. Never a serious contender for movie stardom he was better served on the small screen as a guest actor in westerns and police dramas. A native New Yorker, Sean had left school at 14 ...
73. Louise Latham
Actress | Marnie
Louise Latham was born on September 23, 1922 in Hamilton, Texas, USA as Johnie Louise Latham. She was an actress, known for Marnie (1964), The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) and Love Field (1992). She was married to Paul R. Picard. She died on February 12, 2018 in Casa Dorinda, California, USA.
75. Jochen Baumert
Jochen Baumert was born on April 30, 1939 in Liegnitz, Silesia, Germany. He was an actor, known for Karl-May-Spiele: Im Tal des Todes (2002), Lebewohl, Fremde (1991) and Karl-May-Spiele: Winnetou III (2006). He died on February 18, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.
76. Hans-Jürgen Wolf
Actor | Die Leiden des jungen Werthers
Hans-Jürgen Wolf was born on August 22, 1950 in Haldensleben, Germany. He was an actor, known for Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (1976), Meier (1986) and Kokain - Das Tagebuch der Inga L. (1986). He died on March 20, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
Actress | Men in Black
Debbie Lee Carrington was born on December 14, 1959 in San Jose, California, USA as Deborah Lee Carrington. She is known for her work on Men in Black (1997), Total Recall (1990) and She's All That (1999). She died on March 23, 2018 in Pleasanton, California.
Producer | Gefangene Frauen
Erwin C. Dietrich was the most successful and influential movie "entrepreneur" in Switzerland for decades. Already in his teenage years he was interested in movies and observed all happenings in Hollywood from his home in St. Gallen. He quit his dream of becoming an actor rather early on and ...
79. Stéphane Audran
Actress | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie
Stéphane Audran was born on November 8, 1932 in Versailles, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines], France as Colette Suzanne Dacheville. She was an actress, known for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Babette's Feast (1987) and Le Boucher (1970). She was married to Claude Chabrol and Jean-Louis ...
80. Bill Maynard
Actor | Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt
Actor and comedian fondly remembered as the curmudgeonly reprobate Claude Jeremiah Greengrass in the long-running nostalgic police drama Heartbeat (1992). Greengrass had been written as a minor background character, but -- given a fair amount of latitude for interpreting his part -- Maynard was ...
81. Luigi De Filippo
Actor | Filumena Marturano
Luigi De Filippo (born 10 August 1930) is an Italian actor, stage director and playwright. Born in Naples, the son of actors Peppino De Filippo and Adele Carloni, he studied literature at the university, leaving the studies on the threshold of graduation to pursue a career in journalism. Shorty ...
82. Steven Bochco
Writer | Hill Street Blues
Attended Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie-Mellon U) as a playwriting major. Barbara Bosson, Michael Tucker, Bruce Weitz and Charles Haid were classmates; he and Tucker drove cross-country to Hollywood for full-time jobs at Universal, where Bochco would remain for 12 years. In 1978, he moved to MTM ...
84. Susan Anspach
Actress | Five Easy Pieces
Susan Anspach was born on November 23, 1942 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Susan Florence Anspach. She was an actress, known for Five Easy Pieces (1970), Play It Again, Sam (1972) and Blume in Love (1973). She was married to Sherwood Ball and Mark Goddard. She died on April 2, 2018 in ...
85. Soon-Tek Oh
Actor | The Man with the Golden Gun
Born in Mokpo, Korea (at the time under Imperial Japanese rule), actor Soon-Teck Oh (or Soon-Tek Oh or Soon-Taik Oh) came to the United States in 1959, studied at UCLA and trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Long associated with the versatile Los Angeles' East-West Players theatre company, Oh ...
86. Chuck McCann
Actor | Dracula: Dead and Loving It
A third-generation performer and the son of a singing band leader, Chuck McCann was already a show business veteran by age eleven. Born in Brooklyn, he began his career as a child actor on radio, and by the age of nineteen had appeared on The Steve Allen Show (1951). He performed on several ...
87. Ralph Woolsey
Cinematographer | It Takes a Thief
Ralph Woolsey was born on January 1, 1914. A native of Oregon he began his career making wildlife and conservation films for the state of Minnesota in the late 1930s and in World War II worked as a cameraman for the U.S. air force. After the war he worked chiefly in documentaries, in 1957 becoming ...
88. Milos Forman
Director | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in ...
89. Tim O'Connor
Tim O'Connor was born on July 3, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. Best known to viewers as Elliott Carson on the long-running television series Peyton Place (1964), he began his acting career with the Goodman Memorial Theatre in Chicago just after World War II. Moving to New York City in the early 1950s,...
90. Isabella Biagini
Isabella Biagini was born on December 8, 1940 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Concetta Biagini. She was an actress, known for F.F.S.S., cioè: '...che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene?' (1983), Nick the Sting (1976) and Ciao marziano (1980). She was married to ...
91. Vittorio Taviani
Director | Padre padrone
Vittorio Taviani studied law at the University of Pisa, becoming interested in the cinema after seeing Roberto Rossellini's Paisan (1946). After writing and directing short films and plays with his brother Paolo, he made his first feature in 1962. The brothers have continued to work together ever ...
92. Mary Hatcher
Actress | Holiday in Havana
She was a pert brunette with a winning smile who decorated several minor screen entertainments in the 1940s. A genuinely talented singer and tap dancer, even a fair actress, Mary Hatcher enjoyed a promising start, yet -- like so many other hopefuls -- her career barely got off the ground. Mary was ...
93. R. Lee Ermey
Actor | Full Metal Jacket
A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did ...
94. Harry Anderson
Actor | Night Court
Harry Anderson was born on October 14, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA as Harry Laverne Anderson. He was an actor and writer, known for Night Court (1984), It (1990) and Tales from the Crypt (1989). He was married to Elizabeth Morgan and Leslie Pollack. He died on April 16, 2018 in Asheville, ...
95. Bruno Sammartino
Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling
Bruno Sammartino was born on October 6, 1935 in Pizzoferrato, Abruzzo, Italy as Bruno Laopardo Franceso Sammartino. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), Spectrum Wrestling (1977) and World Wrestling Federation (1973). He was married to Carol Teyssier. He died on April 18, ...
98. Verne Troyer
Actor | The Love Guru
With a decades-long career as an actor and stuntman, Verne Troyer was best known for playing "Mini-Me," Dr. Evil's smaller and more concentrated pure evil protégé, in the hit comedies Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), and for his role in Harry ...
100. Philip D'Antoni
Producer | The French Connection
Philip D'Antoni was born on February 19, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for The French Connection (1971), Bullitt (1968) and The Seven-Ups (1973). He died on April 15, 2018 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.