People who died in traffic accidentsby runefromnorway | created - 25 Jan 2018 | updated - 24 Feb 2018 | Public
1. Rex Allen
Soundtrack | Tomorrowland
Rex Allen started out as a singer in vaudeville, and sang on numerous radio shows before hooking up with a traveling rodeo show. He signed with Republic Pictures and became a popular singing cowboy, and was often paired with sidekick Slim Pickens. He starred in his own western TV series, Frontier ...
2. Steve Allen
Soundtrack | The Steve Allen Show
Steve Allen was born on December 26, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen. He was married to Jayne Meadows and Dorothy Goodman. He died on October 30, 2000 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA.
1921-2000 (78 years old)
Died of a heart attack brought on by a car crash in Encino, California.
3. Duane Allman
Self | The History of Rock 'n' Roll
Duane Allman was born in Nashville, Tennessee in November 1946. On Christmas Day in 1960, Duane was given a motorcycle as a gift while his younger brother, Gregg Allman, got a guitar. A few months later, Duane wrecked his motorcycle in an accident, but traded in the spare parts for a guitar of his ...
1946-1971 (24 years old)
Lost control of his motorcycle trying to avoid an oncoming truck.
Director | Topio stin omihli
Theo Angelopoulos began to study law in Athens but broke up his studies to go to the Sorbonne in Paris in order to study literature. When he had finished his studies, he wanted to attend the School of Cinema at Paris but decided instead to go back to Greece. There he worked as a journalist and ...
1935-2012 (76 years old)
Hit by a motorcycle while trying to cross a road in Drapetsona, Greece.
5. Álex Angulo
Actor | El laberinto del fauno
Álex Angulo was born on April 12, 1953 in Erandio, Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain as Alejandro Angulo León. He was an actor, known for Pan's Labyrinth (2006), The Day of the Beast (1995) and Periodistas (1998). He died on July 20, 2014 in Fuenmayor, La Rioja, Spain.
1953-2014 (61 years old)
Died in a car crash in Fuenmayor, Spain.
Actress | Lov na jelene
Silvana Armenulic was born on May 18, 1939 in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia as Zilha Barjaktarevic. She was an actress, known for Lov na jelene (1972), Ljubav na seoski nacin (1970) and Gradjani sela Luga (1972). She was married to Radmilo Armenulic. She died on October 10, 1976 in ...
1939-1976 (37 years old)
Died in a high speed crash in Kolari, Yugoslavia (now Serbia).
Actress | Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes
Pascale Audret was born on October 12, 1936 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Pascale Aiguionne Louise Jacqueline Marie Auffray. She was an actress, known for Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes (1975), Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret (1967) and La caméra ...
8. Ian Bannen
Actor | Waking Ned
Scottish character actor and occasional leading man who enlivened scores of fine films in Britain and America. His father was a lawyer in a small town in Lanarkshire. Bannen served in the army and attended Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire. His first acting role came in a 1947 Dublin production of ...
9. Jill Banner
Actress | The President's Analyst
Jill Banner's early life was somewhat nomadic. Her father died when she was 2, and her mother moved from Washington to South Dakota and Iowa before settling in Glendale, California. Jill attended the Hollywood Professional School (one of her classmates was Peggy Lipton). Her debut film, Spider Baby...
11. Chris Bell
Soundtrack | Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Chris Bell was born January 12, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was always a talented artist but began displaying his ability as a writer and guitarist at about 12 years old. After high school Bell became a founding member of possibly the greatest post-Beatles-style rock band that the USA has yet ...
Director | The Glorious Adventure
J. Stuart Blackton came to the US with his family from Sheffield, England, in 1885 at age 10, settling in New York. He became friends with Albert E. Smith - who later became his business partner and headed Vitagraph Studios - in 1894 and they started a short-lived vaudeville act together. Blackton ...
13. Larry Blyden
Genial, dark-haired, often bespectacled Ivan Lawrence Blieden (pronounced Blee-den), better known as actor Larry Blyden, was born in Houston, Texas, the son of a lawyer. He developed an early interest in acting, appearing in various theater productions as a teen but never entertained the notion of ...
14. Marc Bolan
Soundtrack | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Born on September 30, 1947 in London, England, Mark Bolan was always destined to be a star. Even as a teenager, he was already seeking fame. Well known as a sharp dresser, he was employed by a modeling agency and became a "John Temple Boy", wearing John Temple suits in their catalogs as well as ...
16. Gladys Brockwell
Actress | Oliver Twist
The daughter of actress Billie Brockwell, Brockwell first appeared on the stage at the age of three. She made her screen debut in Philadelphia for the Lubin Company in 1913, later working with D.W. Griffith. Joining Fox Studios, Brockwell was one of the busiest actresses in town and easily made the...
17. Herb Brooks
Self | Miracle
Born in St. Paul, Brooks played hockey at the University of Minnesota, where he later coached from 1972-79, winning three national titles. Brooks was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990. Brooks never had his own moment as a player. He was the last one cut from the 1960 U.S. ...
18. Cliff Burton
Soundtrack | Zombieland
Clifford Lee Burton was born on February 10, 1962 in Castro Valley, California, to Janet (Morgen) and Ray Herbert Burton. He had two siblings. His mother was from a German Jewish family, and his father was of British Isles descent.
As a youngster, Clifford always liked music, listening to genres ...
19. Norman Burton
Actor | Diamonds Are Forever
Norman Burton is reportedly a graduate of The Actor's Studio in New York. He appeared in professional stage productions of "Sound of Hunting", "Anna Christie" and José Quintero's production of Brendan Behan's "The Quare Fellow" in New York City. His film and TV career ran hot and cold, varying from...
21. Albert Camus
Writer | The Misunderstanding
Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913, in Mondovi, Algeria. His parents were Spanish-French-Algerian (pied noir) colonists. His father, named Lucien Camus died in the Battle of Marne (1914) during WWI. His mother, named Catherine Helene Sintes was of Spanish origin, she was a mute deaf, due to ...
23. Tim Choate
Actor | Pearl Harbor
Dallas-born Tim Choate considered himself better qualified as a theatrical performer than as a screen actor. The University of Texas graduate had indeed a solid background in stagecraft, having performed on Broadway (including 3oo performances in the Pulitzer prize-winning 'Crimes of the Heart') ...
25. Bob Clark
Director | A Christmas Story
Bob Clark was born on August 5, 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Benjamin Clark. He was a director and writer, known for A Christmas Story (1983), Porky's (1981) and Baby Geniuses (1999). He died on April 4, 2007 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.
27. 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 ...
28. Roger Delgado
Actor | Doctor Who
Born of a Spanish father and French mother in Whitechapel. Although most often called upon to play the villain (due to his dark good looks and sinister beard), he also had a career as a voice actor on BBC Radio appearing on such programs as the "Morning Story". He was a notable 'The Master' in many...
29. 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, ...
32. Princess Diana
Self | Gala Performance
Diana was born July 1, 1961 at 7:45pm weighing 7lb 12oz at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England. She had her christening at Sandringham Church in Norfolk. Her full name is Lady Diana Frances Spencer. On July 29, 1981 she married her Prince Charming - Prince Charles of Wales, the eldest son of ...
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 ...
34. 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 ...
35. Junior Durkin
Actor | Tom Sawyer
Quiet, benign, blue-eyed, rangy-framed child/teen actor Junior Durkin, who was an absolute natural on film and possessed major "down home" appeal, showed strong promise in just the few 1930s films he appeared in. A fatal roadster accident quickly ended the dreams of this young "Henry Fonda" type ...
Soundtrack | Atomic Blonde
He was born as Johann Hölzel in Vienna, but was mostly called "Hans". Very young, he was considered as a new Mozart and decided to have a musical career. He started playing the bass guitar in local bands such as "Drahdiwaberl" or "The Hallucination Company". Around that time he changed his name to ...
39. Janet Gaynor
Actress | A Star Is Born
Janet Gaynor was born Laura Gainor on October 6, 1906, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a child, she & her parents moved to San Francisco, California, where she graduated from high school in 1923. She then moved to Los Angeles where she enrolled in a secretarial school. She got a job at a shoe ...
40. Giuliano Gemma
Actor | I giorni dell'ira
Giuliano Gemma was born in Rome on 2 September 1938, grew up in Reggio Emilia but returned to Rome with his parents in 1944. While he was playing on the grass he found a WW II bomb that exploded and today the signs of injury are still visible on his face. He played many sports in his life including...
42. Kirby Grant
Actor | Gunman's Code
As a child, Kirby received a scholarship to the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Kirby won the scholarship as a violinist and singer, but he also dabbled as a sculptor. He would play a violinist in the film, I Dream Too Much (1935), which starred Henry Fonda. While his movie career was ...
43. David Halberstam
Writer | Rowing Through
David Halberstam was born on April 10, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for Rowing Through (1996), The Fifties (1997) and In the Year of the Pig (1968). He was married to Jean Sandness Butler and Elzbieta Czyzewska. He died on April 23, 2007 in Menlo Park, California, ...
44. Charles Hallahan
Actor | The Thing
Beefy, Philadelphia-born Charles Hallahan was often cast as cops, both good and bad, mainly because the map of Ireland was written all over his face. A graduate of Rutgers University, he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Temple University in his hometown. After spending some time in regional...
47. Edwin Jackson
Edwin Jackson was born as Edwin Joseph Jackson. He died on February 4, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
48. Claudia Jennings
Actress | The Unholy Rollers
Born Mary Eileen "Mimi" Chesterton (nicknamed Mimi by her friends and family) in St. Paul, Minnesota, titian beauty Claudia Jennings was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1966, she moved to Evanston, Illinois, the first suburb north of Chicago just south of the Wisconsin state line, where she ...
49. Sylvester Ritter
Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling
The man who would eventually become known as the Junk Yard Dog was born on December 13, 1953, in Wadesboro, North Carolina. He played football & wrestled in high school and was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1975 after graduating from Fayetville State University, but was cut after blowing out his...
50. 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 ...
51. Sam Kinison
Actor | Back to School
Sam Kinison was born on December 8, 1953 in Yakima, Washington, USA as Samuel Burl Kinison. He was an actor and writer, known for Back to School (1986), Married... with Children (1987) and Savage Dawn (1985). He was married to Malika Kinison, Terry Marze and Patricia Adkins. He died on April 10, ...
52. Ernie Kovacs
Actor | The Ernie Kovacs Show
Author, actor, comedian, composer and producer. He was educated at the New York School of Theatre, and received the Sylvania Television Award. Joining the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1957, he composed a number of songs and themes, a number of which were used in ...
55. Leah LaBelle
Actress | Pharrell Williams: Happy
Leah LaBelle, born Leah Vladowski on 8 September 1986 in Toronto, Canada, was the only child of Troshan and Anastasia Vladowski. Troshan and Anastasia, musicians and immigrants to the United States, defected from communist Bulgaria during a tour of Western Europe in 1979 at the height of success ...
56. Pelle Lindbergh
Actor | Lämna mej inte ensam
Was most noted for being goalkeeper with the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey club from 1981-85. Won Vezina Trophy (awarded to the NHL's top goaltender) for 1984-85 season. Also was starting goalie for Swedish national hockey team in 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY, USA, helping that team win...
57. Desmond Llewelyn
Actor | GoldenEye
Desmond Llewelyn was born in South Wales in 1914, the son of a coal mining engineer. In high school, he worked as a stagehand in the school's productions and then picked up sporadic small parts. His family would not give up their effort to prevent him from a life on stage, so an uncle who was a ...
Soundtrack | Space Cowboys
Controversial, flamboyant, and spontaneous are probably the best words to describe Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Born in Philadelphia, and raised throughout the world as the daughter of a U.S. Army serviceman, Lisa Lopes became one of the most important trendsetters in the 1990s music scene. After ...
59. 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...
60. 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 ...
61. Theodore Marcuse
Actor | Star Trek
One of the memorable purveyors of screen villainy in the 60s, Theo graduated with a B.A. and M.A. in classical literature from Stanford University and was at one time artist-in-residence. The son of fur designer Theodore Meyer Marcuse (1893-1983), he served with distinction as a lieutenant aboard ...
Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW
Joseph A. Marella was born on February 28, 1963 in Willingboro, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Adriano Marella. He was an actor, known for WWE Raw (1993), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and No Holds Barred (1989). He died on July 4, 1994 in Burlington, New Jersey.
64. Tareque Masud
Director | Matir moina
Tareque Masud was born in Nurpur Village of Faridpur District in Bangladesh. At an early age he was sent off to madrassa (Islamic school) by his deeply religious father. He studied in the madrassa system until 1971, when the upheaval brought about by the 9-month Liberation War interrupted his ...
67. 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. ...
Writer | Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell was born on November 8, 1900 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell. She is known for her work on Gone with the Wind (1939), Luan shi yao ji (1956) and E o Vento Levou (1956). She was married to John R. Marsh and Berrien Kinnard "Red" Upshaw. She died on August 16...
69. Tom Mix
Actor | Destry Rides Again
The son of a lumberman, Tom Mix joined the army as a young man and was an artillery sergeant during the Philippine campaign from 1898 to 1901, though he never saw action. In fact, Mix deserted from the army and carefully kept the facts about his military service a closely guarded secret. About 1903...
70. Carlos Monzón
Actor | Il conto è chiuso
Argentina's Carlos Monzon was one, if not the, greatest middleweight boxing champions in fistic history. Born in poverty, he was discovered in the famed Luna Park Gym by trainer Amilicar Brussa, who molded the "skinniest" 6 feet 2 incher in the world into a lethal fighting machine. Monzon developed...
71. Peggy Moran
Actress | The Mummy's Hand
Mary Jeanette Moran was born in Clinton, Iowa. The daughter of Louise Moran, a dancer with the famous Denishawn Dancers, and the celebrated artist Earl Moran, whose paintings graced many a barracks wall during World War II. One of Earl's favorite models was Norma Jean Baker, who later changed her ...
72. F.W. Murnau
Director | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
F.W. Murnau was a German film director. He was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt. During World War I he served as a company commander at the eastern front and was in the German air ...
73. 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 ...
74. George S. Patton
Self | Nazi Concentration Camps
George S. Patton III was a highly successful and highly controversial general who held Corps- and Army-level commands during World War II. Because of his great competence as a battlefield commander, Patton might have led the American troops during the invasion of Normandy; however, his impolitic ...
Music_department | Jaatishwar
Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya was born in Silchar, Assam, India. He is known for his work on Jaatishwar (2014), Bhuban Majhi (2017) and Rosogolla (2018). He was married to Ritacheta Goswami. He died on March 7, 2017 in Gurap, West Bengal, India.
77. June Preisser
Actress | Campus Sleuth
Best known at MGM for giving young Judy Garland competition over the attentions of Mickey Rooney in a couple of their famous let's-put-on-a-show musical films, this dimpled blonde cream puff was first and foremost an acrobatic dancer and contortionist. June Preisser was born in New Orleans in 1920,...
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 ...
80. Jocelyn Quivrin
Actor | 99 francs
Jocelyn Quivrin was born on February 14, 1979 in Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France. He was an actor and writer, known for 99 francs (2007), Syriana (2005) and Grande école (2004). He was married to Alice Taglioni. He died on November 15, 2009 in Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
81. Joe Ranft
Actor | Toy Story
Joe Ranft was born on March 13, 1960 in Pasadena, California, USA as Joseph Henry Ranft. He was an actor and writer, known for Toy Story (1995), Cars (2006) and A Bug's Life (1998). He was married to Sue Barry Ranft. He died on August 16, 2005 in Mendocino County, California.
Director | The AristoCats
Wolfgang Reitherman was a German-born American animator who was one of Disney's Nine Old Men.
He began working for Disney in 1933, along with future Disney legends Ward Kimball and Milt Kahl. The three worked together on a number of classic Disney shorts.
Reitherman directed several Disney animated ...
84. 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 ...
85. Hansford Rowe
Actor | Dante's Peak
Hansford Rowe was born on May 12, 1924 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Dante's Peak (1997), V: The Final Battle (1984) and Three Days of the Condor (1975). He was married to Mira and Jan Morgan. He died on September 5, 2017 in Newhall, Santa Clarita, California, USA.
86. Ted Rusoff
Actor | The Passion of the Christ
Ted Rusoff was born on May 20, 1939 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is known for his work on The Passion of the Christ (2004), Double Team (1997) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). He was married to Carolyn De Fonseca. He died on September 28, 2013 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
87. Frank Ryan
Ryan was born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Mary Kate Ryan (nee Manion), a registered nurse, and Frank Harry Ryan, a bookkeeper, who died when Ryan was three. He was raised Catholic. He attended art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art.
Ryan graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in 1978, ...
89. Gaetano Scirea
Self | XIII FIFA World Cup 1986
Gaetano Scirea was an Italian football player who is considered one of the greatest defenders of all-time. Scirea is one of only five players in European football history to have won all international trophies for football clubs recognized by UEFA and FIFA. Scirea is also one of only nine players ...
90. Larisa Shepitko
Director | Voskhozhdenie
Larisa Shepitko was born on January 6, 1938 in Artyomovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Larisa Yefimovna Shepitko. She was a director and writer, known for The Ascent (1977), Heat (1963) and You and Me (1971). She was married to Elem Klimov. She died on July 2, 1979.
91. 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 ...
93. Bob Simon
Self | 60 Minutes
Bob Simon was born on May 29, 1941 in Bronx, New York, USA as Robert David Simon. He was a producer, known for 60 Minutes (1968), CSI: NY (2004) and 60 Minutes Wednesday (1999). He was married to Françoise. He died on February 11, 2015 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.
95. Kiwako Taichi
Kiwako Taichi was born on December 2, 1943 in Tokyo, Japan. She was an actress, known for Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset (1976), Akumyo: shima arashi (1974) and Yakuza zesshô (1970). She died on October 13, 1992 in Ito, Shizuoka, Japan.
96. 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 ...
97. 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 ...
98. Dottie West
Actress | The Aurora Encounter
Dottie West was one of country music's greatest female stars for 30 years. Her career began in 1959 when she made her first recording for Starday Records. She first made the national charts in 1963 and the following year had a blockbuster country hit with "Here Comes My Baby Back Again" which would...