Celebs who Died in 2016

by thomaslevesque1992 | created - 03 Feb 2016 | updated - 29 Dec 2016 | Public

1. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years ...

2. David Bowie

Soundtrack | Labyrinth

David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...

3. Abe Vigoda

Actor | The Godfather

Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor Abe Vigoda proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles, and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing.

Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor on the ...

4. Franco Citti

Actor | The Godfather

Franco Citti was born on April 23, 1935 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part III (1990) and Accattone (1961). He died on January 14, 2016 in Rome.

5. Douglas Dick

Actor | Rope

Douglas Dick was born on November 20, 1920 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA as Douglas Harvey Dick. He was an actor and writer, known for Rope (1948), The Second Hundred Years (1967) and Bewitched (1964). He was married to Peggy Chantler Dick and Rhoda (Ronnie) Marion Noyer. He died on December 19...

6. Frank Finlay

Actor | The Pianist

One of Britain's finest products of the stage, film and TV, actor Frank Finlay, he with the dark and handsomely serious-to-mordant looks, was born on August 6, 1926, in Farnworth, England, the son of Josiah, a butcher, and Margaret Finlay. Of English, Irish and Scottish descent, Frank attended St. ...

7. Glenn Frey

Actor | Jerry Maguire

Glenn Frey was born on November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Glenn Lewis Frey. He was married to Cindy Millican and Janie Beggs. He died on January 18, 2016 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

8. Dan Haggerty

Actor | Big Stan

Dan Haggerty was born on November 19, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Daniel Francis Haggerty. He was an actor, known for Big Stan (2007), Elves (1989) and Abducted (1986). He was married to Samantha Hilton and Diane Rooker. He died on January 15, 2016 in Burbank, California.

9. Richard Libertini

Actor | Fletch

Richard Libertini was born in E. Cambridge, Massachusetts, to parents who had come to America from southern Italy. Having grown up in a household where both Italian and English were spoken, he developed an ear for foreign accents. A facility he would later use to advantage on stage and in films.

He ...

10. Paul Kantner

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

Paul Kantner was born on March 17, 1941 in San Francisco, California, USA as Paul Lorin Kantner. He died on January 28, 2016 in San Francisco.

11. David Margulies

Actor | Ghost Busters

David Margulies was born on February 19, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA as David Joseph Margulies. He was an actor, known for Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989) and Dressed to Kill (1980). He was married to Carol Grant. He died on January 11, 2016 in New York City.

12. Vilmos Zsigmond

Cinematographer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

13. Micole Mercurio

Actress | While You Were Sleeping

Micole Diana Mercurio was born in Chicago to Mary and Michael Mercurio on March 10, 1938. The first born of her generation and a beautiful child, she flourished under the attention of her extended Italian-American family. Her father had been a captain in the Italian Army and became a private in the...

14. Angus Scrimm

Actor | Phantasm

The evil screen villain Angus Scrimm, most famous as "The Tall Man" in Don Coscarelli's Phantasm (1979) and its sequels, grew up in Kansas City, but in his teens moved to California and studied drama at USC under William C. de Mille (brother of Cecil B. DeMille). His film debut came as another "...

15. Robert Stigwood

Producer | Evita

Robert Stigwood was born on April 16, 1934 in Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia as Robert Colin Stigwood. He is known for his work on Evita (1996), Gallipoli (1981) and Grease 2 (1982). He died on January 4, 2016 in London, England.

16. Stanley Mann

Writer | Conan the Destroyer

Stanley Mann was born on August 8, 1928 in Canada. He was a writer and producer, known for Conan the Destroyer (1984), Firestarter (1984) and The Collector (1965). He died on January 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

17. Brian Bedford

Actor | Robin Hood

Brian Bedford was born on February 16, 1935 in Morley, Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Robin Hood (1973), Nixon (1995) and The Importance of Being Earnest (2011). He was married to Tim MacDonald. He died on January 13, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

19. Robert Balser

Animation_department | Heavy Metal

Robert Balser was born on March 25, 1927 in Rochester, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Heavy Metal (1981), The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972) and The Brain Eaters (1958). He was married to Cima Balser. He died on January 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. George Jonas

Writer | Munich

George Jonas was born on June 15, 1935 in Budapest, Hungary. He was a writer and producer, known for Munich (2005), Scales of Justice (1990) and A Compadecida (1969). He was married to Maya Cho, Barbara Amiel and Sylvia Nemes. He died on January 10, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

21. John B. Mansbridge

Art_director | TRON

John B. Mansbridge was born on March 20, 1917 in Jackson, South Dakota, USA. He was an art director and production designer, known for TRON (1982), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Beauty and the Beast (1987). He was married to Colleen Cuccia Dent Mansbridge. He died on January 11, 2016 in La ...

22. Meg Mundy

Actress | Fatal Attraction

Meg Mundy was born on January 4, 1915 in London, England as Margaret Ane Mary Mundy. She was an actress, known for Fatal Attraction (1987), The Doctors (1963) and Ordinary People (1980). She was married to Konstantinos "Dino" Yannopoulos and Marc Daniels. She died on January 12, 2016 in the USA.

23. Beau St. Clair

Producer | The November Man

Beau St. Clair was born as Beau Marie St Claire. She was a producer, known for The November Man (2014), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) and The Matador (2005). She was married to Lloyd Phillips. She died on January 9, 2016 in Malibu, California, USA.

24. Jacques Rivette

Director | La belle noiseuse

Although François Truffaut has written that the New Wave began "thanks to Rivette," the films of this masterful French director are not well known. Rivette, like his "Cahiers du Cinéma" colleagues Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and Éric Rohmer, did graduate to filmmaking but, like Rohmer...

25. Sheila Sim

Actress | A Canterbury Tale

Sheila Sim was born on June 5, 1922 in Liverpool, Lancashire [now in Merseyside], England as Sheila Beryl Grant Sim. She was an actress, known for A Canterbury Tale (1944), West of Zanzibar (1954) and Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951). She was married to Richard Attenborough. She died on ...

26. Lee Reherman

Actor | Star Trek: Into Darkness

Lee Reherman was born on July 4, 1966 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), Last Action Hero (1993) and Not Easily Broken (2009). He died on February 29, 2016 in Manhattan Beach, California, USA.

27. George Kennedy

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born on February 18, 1925 in New York City, to Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader and musician. Following high school graduation, Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in 1943 with the hope to become a fighter ...

28. Louise Plowright

Actress | Mack the Knife

Louise Plowright was born on June 1, 1956 in Congleton, Cheshire, England. She was an actress, known for Mack the Knife (1989), Footballers Wive$: Overtime (2005) and EastEnders (1985). She was married to Istvan Nemeth. She died on March 1, 2016 in London, England.

29. Tony Burton

Actor | Rocky

Tony Burton, who is famous for playing the corner man in six "Rocky" movies, was himself, in real life, a professional heavyweight boxer. Boxing in such avenues as Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and Hollywood, California, the 6 feet 200 pound Burton knocked-out among others, Bob Smith and Denny Chaney....

31. Vanity

Actress | The Last Dragon

Vanity was a glamorous Canadian model and lead singer of the all-girl group "Vanity 6". She specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law.

Vanity was born Denise Katrina Matthews in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Helga Senyk and James Levia Matthews. ...

32. George Gaynes

Actor | Tootsie

George Gaynes was born in Helsinki in May, 1917, which was then the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Grand Duchy was part of the Russian Empire, which was in a state of collapse at the time of Gaynes' birth. The Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had abdicated the throne on March 15, two ...

33. Robert Beecher

Actor | Dick Tracy

Bob was born in Hollywood and grew up in the Baldwin Hills area in a house his father had built. A natural showman even when he was very young, he would put on shows for the neighborhood kids, charging them a penny to attend. Bob attended Dorsey High School.

During WWII, Bob was a weatherman in the ...

34. William Haze

Actor | The Punisher

With his genial demeanor and strong presence, Will Haze managed to move quickly from featured to leading player. On one of his very first auditions for a small role in a feature film, he was asked to read for the leading role and booked it. Since then, he has appeared in over 30 films and ...

35. Edwin McDonough

Actor | Kinsey

Edwin McDonough was born in 1943 in Milton, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Kinsey (2004), Hanky Panky (1982) and Reversal of Fortune (1990). He was married to Patricia Shannon McNally. He died on February 9, 2016 in Needham, Massachusetts.

36. Ray Colcord

Soundtrack | The General's Daughter

Ray Colcord is a film and TV composer living in Los Angeles, a past President of the Society of Composers & Lyricists, and a governor of the Television Academy. He's written the music for more than 700 television shows, feature films, miniseries and specials, garnering Emmy nominations, ASCAP ...

37. Maurice White

Soundtrack | Doctor Strange

Maurice was born in Memphis on December 19, 1941, but moved to Chicago as a teenager. His father, Verdine, was a doctor. For many years, they lived in the South Shore section on the South Side. He attended Crane Junior College and the Chicago Conservatory of Music. It was while he was at the ...

38. Joe Alaskey

Actor | Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Joe Alaskey, among the most talented voice actors in the business, impeccably recreates many of the original characters which the late cartoon pioneer Mel Blanc invented. A natural mimic and gifted actor, his amazing "ear" for voices enables him to imitate almost anything; including some of the ...

39. Angela Raiola

Actress | Scary Movie 5

Angela Raiola was born on June 30, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Angela Joyce Raiola. She was an actress, known for Scary Movie 5 (2013), Staten Island Summer (2015) and Mob Wives: The Sit Down (2012). She was married to Neil Murphy. She died on February 18, 2016 in New York City, New York.

40. Nancy Reagan

Actress | Hellcats of the Navy

Nancy Reagan was born on July 6, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Anne Frances Robbins. She was an actress, known for Hellcats of the Navy (1957), East Side, West Side (1949) and Night Into Morning (1951). She was married to Ronald Reagan. She died on March 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California...

41. Harper Lee

Writer | To Kill a Mockingbird

Nelle Harper Lee grew up in Monroeville, Alabama in the 1920s. It was a time of hostility between whites and blacks in the United States, especially in Alabama. Her father, a lawyer, also ran a local newspaper. Her mother suffered from mental illness and oftentimes stayed inside from others; she ...

42. Joey Feek

Self | The Great Food Truck Race

Joey Feek was born on September 9, 1975 in Alexandria, Indiana, USA as Joey Marie Martin. She was married to Rory Feek. She died on March 4, 2016 in Alexandria.

43. Patty Duke

Actress | Valley of the Dolls

Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke's ...

44. Garry Shandling

Writer | The Larry Sanders Show

Garry Shandling was born on November 29, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Garry Emmanuel Shandling. He was a writer and actor, known for The Larry Sanders Show (1992), It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). He died on March 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...

45. James Noble

Actor | 1776

The son of a Dallas wholesale coal dealer, Noble spent much of his youth attending pool halls and movie houses. He retained his expertise with a pool cue throughout his life, while his stronger interest in acting (fueled by movies) manifested itself in local stage productions and drama studies at ...

46. Jim Harrison

Writer | Wolf

Jim Harrison was born on December 11, 1937 in Grayling, Michigan, USA as James Thomas Harrison. He was a writer and producer, known for Wolf (1994), Legends of the Fall (1994) and Revenge (1990). He was married to Linda King. He died on March 26, 2016 in Patagonia, Arizona, USA.

47. Nancy Reagan

Actress | Hellcats of the Navy

Nancy Reagan was born on July 6, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Anne Frances Robbins. She was an actress, known for Hellcats of the Navy (1957), East Side, West Side (1949) and Night Into Morning (1951). She was married to Ronald Reagan. She died on March 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California...

48. Margaret Blye

Actress | The Italian Job

Margaret Blye was born on October 24, 1939 in Houston, Texas, USA as Margaret Jane Blye. She was an actress, known for The Italian Job (1969), Hard Times (1975) and The Entity (1982). She died on March 24, 2016 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

49. Ken Howard

Actor | Michael Clayton

Ken Howard was elected the National President of The Screen Actors Guild on September 24, 2009. He has been a working member of SAG for over forty years. The Tony and two-time Emmy Award-winning actor, most recently received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie ...

50. Richard Bradford

Actor | The Untouchables

Richard Bradford was born on November 10, 1934 in Conroe, Texas, USA as Richard Edwin Bradford Jr. He was an actor, known for The Untouchables (1987), Permanent Record (1988) and The Legend of Billie Jean (1985). He was married to Eileen Elliott. He died on March 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California...

51. Larry Drake

Actor | Darkman

Larry Drake was born on February 21, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Lawrence Richard Drake. He was an actor and director, known for Darkman (1990), Dr. Giggles (1992) and The Karate Kid (1984). He was married to Ruth de Sosa. He died on March 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

52. Frank Sinatra Jr.

Actor | Hollywood Homicide

Frank Sinatra Jr. was born on January 10, 1944 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Francis Wayne Sinatra. He was an actor, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), Aru heishi no kake (1970) and Dream for an Insomniac (1996). He was married to Cynthia Sinatra. He died on March 16, 2016 in Daytona Beach, ...

53. Michael White

Producer | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Michael White was born in Scotland in 1936, and educated at the Sorbonne in Paris. After working as a Wall Street runner in New York in the fifties, White took an interest in theatre, spending five years as assistant to Sir Peter Daubeny at the World Theatre in London. At 26, White produced his ...

54. Rob Ford

Writer | Rob Ford's Words in the Mouth of a Child

Rob Ford was born on May 28, 1969 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada as Robert Bruce Ford. He was an actor and writer, known for Rob Ford's Words in the Mouth of a Child (2014), Toronah (2015) and This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992). He was married to Renata Brejniak. He died on March 22, 2016 in Toronto, ...

55. Sylvia Anderson

Writer | Thunderbirds Are GO

Sylvia Anderson is the co-creator of a string of hit TV shows through the late 1950s, 1960s and 70s. Her most memorable contribution as an actress is the voice of Lady Penelope from Thunderbirds - one of many series she co-created with former husband Gerry Anderson. Sylvia's talents are evident in ...

56. Martha Wright

Actress | The Bell Telephone Hour

Martha Wright was born on March 23, 1923 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Martha Lucile Wiederrecht. She was an actress, known for The Bell Telephone Hour (1959), Goodyear Playhouse (1951) and Three's Company (1950). She was married to George J. Manuche Jr. and Theo. W. Baumfeld. She died on March 1,...

57. Prince

Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...

58. Doris Roberts

Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond

Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Ann (Meltzer) and Larry Green. She was raised in New York, and took her stepfather's surname. Roberts was a 20-year veteran of the Broadway stage before she began appearing steadily in character roles in film and on television during the 1970s. A ...

59. Alan Young

Actor | The Time Machine

Alan Young was born in Northern England in 1919, but his Scots father moved the family to Edinburgh, Scotland, when Young was a toddler and then to Canada when Young was about 6 years old. As a boy, he suffered from severe asthma, which kept him bedridden for long periods of time but encouraged his...

60. Morley Safer

Self | 60 Minutes

Morley Safer was born on November 8, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an News Anchor known for 60 Minutes (1968). He played himself in Morning Glory (2010) and A Man Without a Country (2012). He was married to Jane Fearer. He died on May 19, 2016 in New York City, New York, USA.

61. Chyna

Actress | Frank McKlusky, C.I.

Chyna had been called "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment". Her accomplishments went far beyond the wrestling ring and anyone's guess. Before exchanging body slams, modeling for top magazines and guest-starring on hundreds of shows,

Chyna was a shy girl who was born Joan Marie Laurer in ...

62. Merle Haggard

Soundtrack | Wag the Dog

Merle Haggard was born on April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Merle Ronald Haggard. He was married to Theresa Ann Lane, Debora J Parret, Leona Bell Williams, Bonnie Owens and Billie Leona Hobbs. He died on April 6, 2016 in Redding, California.

63. Patty Duke

Actress | Valley of the Dolls

Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke's ...

64. Earl Hamner Jr.

Writer | The Waltons

He was also the Creator and Executive Producer for the show "FALCON CREST'' 1981 thru 1988. The show starred Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Robert Foxworth, and Susan Sullivan. The show was set in the Napa Valley of California. And centered on the power and intrigues of the families involved in the ...

65. Phife Dawg

Soundtrack | Get Carter

Phife Dawg was born on November 20, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Malik Isaac Taylor. He is known for his work on Get Carter (2000), Dope (2015) and Falling Down (1993). He died on March 22, 2016 in Oakley, California, USA.

66. 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 ...

67. Muhammad Ali

Actor | The Greatest

Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated ...

68. Michael Herr

Writer | Full Metal Jacket

Michael Herr was born on April 13, 1940 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as Michael David Herr. He was a writer and producer, known for Full Metal Jacket (1987), The Rainmaker (1997) and Apocalypse Now (1979). He was married to Valerie Elliott. He died on June 23, 2016 in New York, USA.

69. Paul Cox

Director | Innocence

Paul Cox was born on April 16, 1940 in Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands as Paulus Henrique Benedictus Cox. He was a director and writer, known for Innocence (2000), My First Wife (1984) and Man of Flowers (1983). He was married to Juliet Bacskai. He died on June 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Victoria, ...

70. Ron Lester

Actor | Varsity Blues

Ron Lester gained celebrity status at an early stage in his career, but his draw in Hollywood seemed to be based on one physical characteristic: his weight. Obese since 5 years old, by the time he was 30 years old, Ron weighed 508 pounds. Hollywood hired him as the lovable fat kid but his health ...

71. Aharon Ipalé

Actor | The Mummy

Aharon Ipalé was born on December 27, 1941 in Morocco. He was an actor, known for The Mummy (1999), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and The Mummy Returns (2001). He died on June 27, 2016 in Tel Hashomer, Israel.

72. Janet Waldo

Actress | The Jetsons

Janet Waldo provided the quintessential voice of the swooning, overly dramatic teenager for numerous generations -- from the 1940s swinging babysitters to the 1960s groovy chick. A bouncy, perennially-youthful brunette, she was born in Yakima, Washington, and began entertaining in church plays as a...

73. Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros

Stunts | Look Who's Talking

Diminutive 2'9" actor and circus performer Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros was born in 1939 in Budapest, Hungary. Meszaros performed for the Hungarian National Circus prior to coming to America in the 1970's. Not surprisingly, he portrayed circus midgets in both "Big Top Pee-wee" and "Warlock: The ...

74. Stuart Nisbet

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

Character actor Stuart Nisbet was born on January 17, 1934 in Los Angeles, California. The son of Emmet and Hazel Nisbet, Stuart grew up in Bakersfield, California before eventually moving to and settling down in Glendale, California. Nisbet studied acting at both Los Angeles City College and ...

75. Willis Pyle

Animation_department | The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

After dropping out of the University at Boulder, Colorado, Pyle began his career at the Disney studios in 1937 as an office boy, delivering supplies to the animators. He graduated to serving as an assistant animator to Milt Kahl on Pinocchio (1940), Fantasia (1940), and Bambi (1942). Following the ...

76. Harry Rabinowitz

Music_department | Masters of the Universe

Harry Rabinowitz was born on March 26, 1916 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is known for his work on Masters of the Universe (1987), Time Bandits (1981) and The Remains of the Day (1993). He was married to Mary (Mitzi) Cooper Scott and Lorna Thurlow Anderson. He died on June 22, 2016 in France.

77. Theresa Saldana

Actress | The Commish

Theresa Saldana was born on August 20, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Commish (1991), Raging Bull (1980) and I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978). She was married to Phil Peters and Alfredo Feliciano. She died on June 6, 2016 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles,...

78. Bud Spencer

Actor | Lo chiamavano Trinità...

Bud Spencer, the popular Italian actor who starred in innumerable spaghetti Westerns and action-packed potboilers during the 1960s and 1970s, was born Carlo Pedersoli on October 31, 1929, in Naples. The first Italian to swim the 100-meter freestyle in less than a minute, Spencer competed as a ...

79. Peter Shaffer

Writer | Amadeus

Educated St Paul's School & Trinity College, Cambridge. Worked in Aquisitions Dept. of New York Public Library and for music publisher Boosey & Hawkes before finding fame as playwright.

80. Charles Briles

Actor | Petticoat Junction

Charles Briles was born on December 17, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Petticoat Junction (1963), The Big Valley (1965) and The Trouble with Girls (1969). He was married to Kathy Briles. He died on June 12, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

81. Lois Duncan

Writer | I Know What You Did Last Summer

Lois Duncan was born on April 28, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Lois Duncan Steinmetz. She was a writer, known for I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) and Down a Dark Hall (2018). She was married to Don Arquette and Joseph "Buzz" Cardozo...

82. Bill Cunningham

Self | The Bill Cunningham Show

Bill Cunningham is a nationally-recognized broadcaster, attorney and a business entrepreneur.

His daily national television program, The Bill Cunningham Show (2011), which airs in cities across the U.S., was launched in September, 2011.

For more than 25 years, he has been a prominent radio host, ...

83. Scotty Moore

Soundtrack | The Departed

Scotty Moore was born on December 27, 1931 in Gadsden, Tennessee, USA as Winfield Scott Moore. He died on June 28, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

84. Mimmo Palmara

Actor | Le fatiche di Ercole

Mimmo Palmara was born on July 25, 1928 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy as Domenico Palmara. He is known for his work on Le fatiche di Ercole (1958), The Ten Gladiators (1963) and The Colossus of Rhodes (1961). He died on June 10, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

85. Bill Richmond

Writer | The Nutty Professor

Bill Richmond was born on December 19, 1921 in Kentucky, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for The Nutty Professor (1996), The Carol Burnett Show (1967) and The Nutty Professor (1963). He died on June 4, 2016 in Calabasas, California, USA.

86. Ralph Stanley

Soundtrack | O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Dr. Ralph Edmond Stanley, Senior was born to Lucy and Lee Stanley in Big Spraddle Creek, Virginia, near Stratton, in Dickenson County, Virginia on February 25, 1927. Ralph grew up in Southwestern Virginia. He is married to Jimmi, and they have 3 children, Lisa Tonya, and Ralph Stanley, II. Recently...

87. Garry Marshall

Director | Pretty Woman

Garry Marshall was born on November 13, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA as Garry Kent Maschiarelli. He was a writer and producer, known for Pretty Woman (1990), The Princess Diaries (2001) and Happy Days (1974). He was married to Barbara Marshall. He died on July 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...

88. Robin Hardy

Director | The Wicker Man

Robin Hardy was born on October 2, 1929 in Surrey, England as Robin St. Clair Rimington Hardy. He was an actor and writer, known for The Wicker Man (1973), The Fantasist (1986) and Forbidden Sun (1989). He was married to Victoria. He died on July 1, 2016 in Reading, Berkshire, England.

89. Michel Rocard

Self | Reporters

Michel Rocard was born on August 23, 1930 in Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Michel Louis Léon Rocard. He was married to Sylvie Rocard, Michèle Legendre and Geneviève Poujol. He died on July 2, 2016 in Paris, France.

90. Teddy Rooney

Actor | General Electric Theater

Teddy Rooney was born on April 12, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ted Michael Rooney. He was an actor, known for General Electric Theater (1953), Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958) and Seven Ways from Sundown (1960). He was married to Carol A. Enright. He died on July 2, 2016 in Southern ...

92. Caroline Aherne

Actress | The Royle Family

Caroline Aherne was born on December 24, 1963 in Ealing, London, England. She was an actress and writer, known for The Royle Family (1998), The Mrs. Merton Show (1995) and Mrs. Merton and Malcolm (1999). She was married to Peter Hook. She died on July 2, 2016 in Timperley, Greater Manchester, ...

93. Michael Cimino

Writer | The Deer Hunter

Michael Cimino studied architecture and dramatic arts; later he filmed advertisements and documentaries and also wrote scripts until the actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood gave him the opportunity to direct the thriller Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). But his biggest success was The Deer...

94. Roger Dumas

Actor | Le comte de Monte-Cristo

Roger Dumas was born on May 9, 1932 in Annonay, Ardèche, France. He was an actor, known for Le comte de Monte-Cristo (1979), That Man from Rio (1964) and Code Name: Tiger (1964). He was married to Marie-José Nat. He died on July 2, 2016 in Paris, France.

95. Noel Neill

Actress | Superman Returns

Minnesota-born Noel Neill's ambition was to be a journalist like her father, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. However, she was hired by Bing Crosby to sing at the Turf Club at the race track in Del Mar, California (Crosby was one of the owners). Shortly thereafter, in 1941, she was signed to ...

96. Peyo

Writer | Smurfs

Peyo was born on June 25, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Pierre Culliford. He was a writer and director, known for The Smurfs (1981), The Smurfs (2011) and La flûte à six schtroumpfs (1976). He was married to Nine. He died on December 24, 1992 in Brussels.

97. John McMartin

Actor | Blow Out

John McMartin was born on August 21, 1929 in Warsaw, Indiana, USA as John Francis McMartin. He was an actor, known for Blow Out (1981), All the President's Men (1976) and No Reservations (2007). He was married to Cynthia Baer. He died on July 6, 2016 in New York City, New York, USA.

98. Anita Reeves

Actress | Adam & Paul

Anita Reeves was born in Dublin in 1948 and studied acting on a part-time basis at the Brendan Smith academy whilst working as a laundress. Inspired by fellow Irish actress Maureen Potter she appeared at the Gaiety Theatre with the original cast of 'Dancing at Lughnasa' and played Mrs Lovett in '...

99. William Lucas

Actor | Portrait of Alison

William Lucas was born on April 14, 1925 in Manchester, England as William Thomas Clucas. He was an actor, known for Portrait of Alison (1955), Solo for Canary (1958) and Curtain of Fear (1964). He was married to Camilla Idris-Jones and Rowena Ingram. He died on July 8, 2016 in England.

100. Thomas Mikal Ford

Actor | Martin

Thomas Mikal Ford was born on September 5, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Martin (1992), Harlem Nights (1989) and Across the Tracks (1990).

He recently completed four seasons on TV One's hit show, Who's Got jokes hosted by Bill Bellamy, as the hilarious ...



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