R.I.P. 2014

by newt_jorden | created - 01 Jan 2014 | updated - 01 Jan 2015 | Public

1. Juanita Moore

Actress | Imitation of Life

African American actress Juanita Moore entered films in the early 1950s, a time in which few black people were given an opportunity to act in major studio films. Fortunately Moore's roles began improving as Hollywood developed a social consciousness toward the end of the decade. In 1959 she ...

2. Saul Zaentz

Producer | The English Patient

Saul Zaentz learned gambling as a youth in Passaic, New Jersey, playing a card game called briscola. Later, in his twenties, he earned a full-time living as a gambler.

Saul settled in San Francisco after WWII, at first working for a local record distributor and eventually joining the jazz record ...

3. Phil Everly

Soundtrack | Bull Durham

Phil Everly was born on January 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Phillip Jason Everly. He was married to Patrice Yvonne Arnold, Patricia Mickey and Jacqueline Alice Ertel. He died on January 3, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA.

4. Mónica Spear

Actress | La mujer perfecta

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

5. Run Run Shaw

Blade Runner

Run Run Shaw was born in Shanghai, China on October 4, 1907. He went into the filming industry with his brother, Runme Shaw, and established the Shaw Organization in 1926 and the Shaw Studios (formerly South Seas Film studio) in 1930. In 1967, Shaw established the famous Television Broadcasts ...

6. Jophery C. Brown

Actor | Jurassic Park

Jophery C. Brown was born on January 22, 1945 in Grambling, Louisiana, USA as Jophrey Clifford Brown. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Wanted (2008) and Cyborg (1989). He died on January 11, 2014 in Newhall, California, USA.

7. Jerome Willis

Actor | Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Jerome Willis was born on October 23, 1928 in London, England as Jerome Barry Willis. He was an actor, known for Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), The Sandbaggers (1978) and Lifeforce (1985). He was married to Dilys Elstone. He died on January 11, 2014 in London.

8. Arnoldo Foà

Actor | Lucrèce Borgia

Arnoldo Foà was born on January 24, 1916 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on Lucrèce Borgia (1953), War Gods of Babylon (1962) and L'isola del tesoro (1959). He was married to Annamaria Procaccini. He died on January 11, 2014 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

9. Roger Lloyd Pack

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

A superbly versatile character actor of lugubrious countenance and strong physical presence, Roger was the son of Charles Lloyd Pack, a small-part supporting player in Hammer horror films of the '50s and '60s. Roger was educated at Bedales, a prestigious co-educational school in Hampshire, noted ...

10. Tor Milde

Actor | Påpp & Råkk

Tor Milde was born on January 14, 1953 in Oslo, Norway. He was an actor, known for Påpp & Råkk (2010), Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced (2000) and Sangstjerner (2007). He died on January 15, 2014 in Oslo.

11. Dave Madden

Actor | The Partridge Family

Dave Madden was born on December 17, 1931 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada as David Joseph Madden. He was an actor, known for The Partridge Family (1970), Charlotte's Web (1973) and Alice (1976). He was married to Sandra Martin and Alvena Louise (Nena) Arnold. He died on January 16, 2014 in Jacksonville,...

12. Russell Johnson

Actor | Gilligan's Island

Long before he was known as "The Professor" in the cult comedy classic Gilligan's Island (1964), Russell Johnson was a well-known character actor, starring in several Westerns and Sci-Fi classics as This Island Earth (1955) and It Came from Outer Space (1953). Johnson grew up in Pennsylvania and ...

13. James Jacks

Producer | The Scorpion King

James Jacks was born on December 29, 1947 in the USA. He was a producer, known for The Scorpion King (2002), The Jackal (1997) and Hard Target (1993). He died on January 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

14. Victor Izay

Actor | Young Guns

Victor Izay was born on December 23, 1923 in Watertown, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Young Guns (1988), Employee of the Month (2006) and Wild Hogs (2007). He was married to Jo Roybal Izay and Connie Izay. He died on January 20, 2014 in Glendora, California, USA.

15. Luis Avalos

Actor | The Ringer

Luis Avalos was born on September 2, 1946 in Havana, Cuba as Luis Ávalos. He was an actor and director, known for The Ringer (2005), Hollywood Homicide (2003) and Resurrection Blvd. (2000). He died on January 22, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA.

16. Carlo Mazzacurati

Writer | La giusta distanza

Carlo Mazzacurati was born on March 3, 1956 in Padua, Veneto, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for La giusta distanza (2007), Un'altra vita (1992) and Il toro (1994). He was married to Marina Zangirolami. He died on January 22, 2014 in Padua.

17. Pete Seeger

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

Sixteen-year-old Pete Seeger enrolled at the Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut and then decided to become a hermit. His life since then has been one social cause after another, buoyed by an almost indefatigable career as a self-described "sing-along leader."

During the 1930s he attended Harvard, ...

18. Ann Carter

Actress | Blondie Hits the Jackpot

Ann Carter was born on June 16, 1936 in Syracuse, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949), The Curse of the Cat People (1944) and The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947). She was married to Crosby Newton. She died on January 27, 2014 in Tacoma, Washington, USA.

19. Tom Sherak

Producer | The One

Tom Sherak was born on June 22, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Mitchell Sherak. He was married to Madeleine. He died on January 28, 2014 in Calabasas, California, USA.

20. Philip Willingham

Actor | The Hybrids Family

Born in Bristol (England), Studied in London from the age of 11 at Theatre and television school. At the age of 16 was accepted into The Royal Ballet School.He danced with various company's such as The Royal Ballet, The English National Ballet, New Adventures, and also worked on shows such as West ...

21. Maximilian Schell

Actor | Judgment at Nuremberg

Maximilian Schell was the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he was a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and ...

22. 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 ...

23. Richard Bull

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Richard Bull was born on June 26, 1924 in Zion, Illinois, USA as Richard William Bull. He was an actor, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Sugar (2008) and The Andromeda Strain (1971). He was married to Barbara Collentine. He died on February 3, 2014 in Calabasas, California, USA.

24. Gabriel Axel

Director | Babettes gæstebud

Gabriel Axel was born on April 18, 1918 in Århus, Denmark as Gabriel Axel Mørch. He was a director, known for Babette's Feast (1987), Hagbard and Signe (1967) and Christian (1989). He was married to Lucie Axel Moerch. He died on February 9, 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

25. Shirley Temple

Actress | Captain January

Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in ...

26. Sid Caesar

Actor | Grease

Comedian, saxophonist, composer, actor and musician, he performed within the orchestras of Charlie Spivak, Shep Fields and Claude Thornhill as saxophonist. Later, as super-hip jazz musician "Cool Cees" in television skits, he played tenor saxophone, and sang with the satirical trio "The Hair Cuts" ...

27. Ralph Waite

Actor | The Waltons

Ralph Waite was born in White Plains, New York on June 22, 1928. Educated at Bucknell University where he graduated with a BA degree, Waite existed rather aimlessly as a young adult while trying to find his way in the world. Occupations came and went, including social worker, religious editor for ...

28. John Henson

Actor | Muppet Treasure Island

John Henson was born on April 25, 1965 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA as John Paul Henson. He was an actor, known for Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Muppets from Space (1999) and Muppet*vision 3-D (1991). He was married to Gyongyi Henson. He died on February 14, 2014 in Saugerties, New York, USA.

29. Christopher Malcolm

Actor | Highlander

Christopher Malcolm was born on August 19, 1946 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Highlander (1986), Ragtime (1981) and Labyrinth (1986). He was married to Judy Lloyd. He died on February 15, 2014 in London, England.

30. Malcolm Tierney

Actor | The Saint

Malcolm Tierney was born on February 25, 1938 in Manchester, England. He was an actor, known for The Saint (1997), Braveheart (1995) and In the Name of the Father (1993). He was married to Andrea Schinko. He died on February 18, 2014 in the UK.

31. Charlotte Dawson

Actress | 2 People

Charlotte Dawson was born in New Zealand. She left New Zealand at age 16 to model in Europe and New York. After about ten years of modeling she moved to Australia, where she worked in television and in the fashion industry. In 2002 she returned to Auckland, where she worked on shows How's Life, ...

32. Harold Ramis

Writer | Ghost Busters

Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...

33. Ed Vassallo

Actor | War of the Worlds

Ed Vassallo was born on March 29, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for War of the Worlds (2005), Sweets (2015) and Amok (2015). He died on February 25, 2014 in the USA.

34. Jim Lange

Self | Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Jim Lange was born on August 15, 1932 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as James John Lange. He was an actor, known for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Shoot the Moon (1982) and Bewitched (1964). He was married to Nancy Fleming and Fay Marie Madigan. He died on February 25, 2014 in Mill Valley, ...

35. Gene Pyrz

Actor | Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Gene Pyrz was born on May 30, 1956. He was an actor, known for Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Cinderella Man (2005) and Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004). He died on February 25, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

36. Tex Hill

Actor | Return of the Lone Ranger

Tex Hill was born on February 20, 1944 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. He is known for his work on Return of the Lone Ranger (1961), Code of the Rangers (1972) and American Playhouse (1981). He was married to Claudia J. Edwards, Janet Hubert and Dianna Monk. He died on February 28, 2014 in Wickenburg,...

37. Alain Resnais

Director | Hiroshima mon amour

Alain Resnais was born on June 3, 1922 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Alain Pierre Marie Jean Georges Resnais. He was a director and editor, known for Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Same Old Song (1997) and Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980). He was married to Sabine Azéma and Florence Malraux. He ...

38. Stanley Rubin

Producer | The President's Analyst

Stanley Rubin was born on October 8, 1917 in Bronx, New York, USA as Stanley Creamer Rubin. He was a producer and writer, known for The President's Analyst (1967), The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968) and Revenge (1990). He was married to Kathleen Hughes. He died on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, ...

39. Shôji Yasui

Actor | Biruma no tategoto

Shôji Yasui was born on August 16, 1928. He was an actor, known for The Burmese Harp (1956), The Moon Has Risen (1955) and Akô-jô danzetsu (1978). He died on March 3, 2014 in Chiba, Japan.

40. Ellen Ross

Actress | The Pirate

Ellen Ross was born on April 13, 1923 in Muncie, Indiana, USA as Mary Ellen Nelson. She was an actress, known for The Pirate (1948). She died on March 4, 2014 in La Jolla, California, USA.

41. Scott Kalvert

Director | The Basketball Diaries

He died at his home in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.

42. Sheila MacRae

Actress | Backfire

Sheila MacRae was born on September 24, 1921 in London, England as Sheila Margaret Stephens. She was an actress and producer, known for Backfire (1950), Caged (1950) and Bikini Beach (1964). She was married to Ronald Wayne and Gordon MacRae. She died on March 6, 2014 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

43. Wendy Hughes

Actress | Return to Eden

Wendy Hughes was an accomplished actress who had won over 13 major awards. She had been called "one of the world's great actresses" with "the beauty and talent to become an international star". Hughes was born in Melbourne and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She has two children,...

44. Cynthia Lynn

Actress | Hogan's Heroes

Cynthia Lynn was born on April 2, 1936 in Riga, Latvia as Zinta Valda Zimilis. She was an actress, known for Hogan's Heroes (1965), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and Mission: Impossible (1966). She died on March 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

45. David Brenner

Actor | Worth Winning

David Brenner was born on February 4, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as David Norris Brenner. He was an actor and writer, known for Worth Winning (1989), Snip (1976) and Theory of a Deadman: Not Meant to Be (2009). He was married to Ruth, Elizabeth Slater and Geri Leno. He died on March 15...

46. Mareike Carrière

Actress | A Dangerous Method

Mareike Carrière was born on July 26, 1954 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, West Germany. She was an actress, known for A Dangerous Method (2011), Was nicht passt wird passend gemacht (2003) and Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull (1982). She was married to Gerd Klement and Joachim von Vietinghoff. ...

47. L'Wren Scott

Ocean's Thirteen

L'Wren Scott was born on April 28, 1964 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Laura Bambrough. She is known for her work on Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Diabolique (1996) and Mercy (2000). She was married to Andrew Brand and Andrew Ladsky. She died on March 17, 2014 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

48. James Rebhorn

Actor | Independence Day

James Robert Rebhorn (September 1, 1948 - March 21, 2014) was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films, television series, and plays. At the time of his death, he had recurring roles in the current series White Collar and Homeland.

An early performance was in Butterflies are Free at the ...

49. Kate O'Mara

Actress | Department S

Kate O'Mara was born Frances Meredith Carroll on August 10, 1939 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. A hard-looking brunette with high cheekbones, Kate was the daughter of actress Hazel Bainbridge and John Carroll and prodded into performing as a child. Educated at the Aida Foster School, she ...

50. David Hannay

Producer | Stone

The 1988 Human Rights Australia Film Award recipient is one of Australia's most experienced film and television producers with a career that began as an actor at the age of 9 in 1948. He entered the film industry at Artransa Park Studios in 1958 as an extras casting assistant on the Hecht Hill ...

51. Lewis Tice

Producer | BearCity

Lewis Tice was born in 1969. He is known for his work on BearCity (2010), Longhorns (2011) and God Forsaken. He died on April 1, 2014.

52. Richard Brick

Producer | Last Stand Farmer

Richard Brick was senior producer of a two-hour HD special, Peter Jennings Reporting- UFOs: Seeing is Believing for ABC. In 2003, he was senior producer of another two-hour special for ABC, Peter Jennings Reporting - The JFK Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy. Previously, he was the Co-Producer of ...

53. Arthur Eckdahl

Actor | Sliver

Arthur Eckdahl was born on December 28, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Arthur Leon Eckdahl. He was an actor, known for Sliver (1993), The Heart of Justice (1992) and Matlock (1986). He died on April 4, 2014 in Cathedral City, California, USA.

54. John Pinette

Actor | The Punisher

John Pinette was born on March 23, 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Punisher (2004), Junior (1994) and Duets (2000). He died on April 5, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

55. Mary Anderson

Actress | Lifeboat

Mary Anderson was born on April 3, 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Lifeboat (1944), Gone with the Wind (1939) and To Each His Own (1946). She was married to Leon Shamroy and Leonard Marion Behrens. She died on April 6, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA.

56. Mickey Rooney

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. ...

57. Peaches Geldof

Self | The King Is Dead

Peaches Geldof was born on March 13, 1989 in Westminster, London, England as Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof. She was a writer, known for The King Is Dead (2010), 8 Out of 10 Cats (2005) and Celebrity Juice (2008). She was married to Thomas Cohen and Maxwell Drummey. She died on April 7, 2014 in ...

58. Athena Baumeister

Actress | Seventy-Nine

Athena Baumeister was born on September 2, 1997 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for Seventy-Nine (2013), Monster & Me (2013) and Hollywood Halloween (2011). She died on April 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

59. Gabriel García Márquez

Writer | El año de la peste

Major Latin-American author of novels and short stories, a central figure in the so-called magical realism movement in Latin American literature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982. Studied law and journalism in Bogotá and Cartagena. He began his career as a journalist in 1948, ...

60. Michael Glawogger

Writer | Workingman's Death

Michael Glawogger was born on December 3, 1959 in Graz, Austria. He was a writer and director, known for Workingman's Death (2005), Untitled (2017) and Whores' Glory (2011). He died on April 23, 2014 in Liberia.

61. Antonio Pica

Actor | Travels with My Aunt

Antonio Pica was born on March 21, 1931 in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain as Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Pica Serrano. He was an actor, known for Travels with My Aunt (1972), Santo frente a la muerte (1969) and Man on the Spying Trapeze (1966). He died on April 26, 2014 in ...

62. Bob Hoskins

Actor | The Long Good Friday

Bob Hoskins was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was living after being evacuated as a result of the heavy bombings. He is the son of Elsie Lillian (Hopkins), a nursery school teacher and cook, and Robert William Hoskins, Sr., who drove a lorry and worked as...

63. Iveta Bartosová

Actress | Posledni vykrik

Iveta Bartosová was born on April 8, 1966 in Celadná, Czechoslovakia. She was an actress, known for Posledni vykrik (2012), Requiem pro panenku (1992) and Svatba upíru (1993). She was married to Josef Rychtár and Jirí Pomeje. She died on April 29, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic.

64. Assi Dayan

Actor | Mar Baum

Assi Dayan was born on November 23, 1945 in Moshav Nahalal, British Mandate of Palestine as Assaf Dayan. He was an actor and writer, known for Mar Baum (1997), Life According to Agfa (1992) and Smicha Hashmalit Ushma Moshe (1994). He was married to Aarona Malkind, Smadar Kilchinsky, Caroline ...

65. Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Actor | Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

It's hardly surprising that the son of renowned Russian-born concert violinist Efrem Zimbalist Sr. (1889-1985) and Romanian-born opera singer Alma Gluck (1884-1938) would desire a performing career of some kind. Born in New York City on November 30, 1918, surrounded by people of wealth and privilege...

66. Jean Gaven

Actor | La course du lièvre à travers les champs

Jean Gaven was born on January 16, 1922 in Saint-Rome de Cernon, Aveyron, France. He was an actor, known for And Hope to Die (1972), Our Men in Bagdad (1966) and Rider on the Rain (1970). He was married to Dominique Wilms. He died on May 5, 2014 in Paris, France.

67. Tony Genaro

Actor | The Mask of Zorro

Character actor Anthony Genaro Acosta was born on October 15, 1942 in Gallup, New Mexico. The oldest sibling in a family of four boys and one girl, Genaro attended San Diego State University and worked as a licensed psychiatric technician at Patton State Hospital in Patton, California for several ...

68. Falcor the Ferret

Actor | The Magic Ferret

Falcor is the most successful ferret actor in the film industry, with a large and enthusiastic fan base around the world. After a successful career in commercials for companies such as Marshall Pet Products and PSA's "I Shoot UBCP" and "Save BC Film", Falcor landed the leading role of Jasper in the...

69. Ralph Peduto

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Ralph Peduto was born on March 9, 1942 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), The Rock (1996) and Patch Adams (1998). He was married to Laura. He died on May 12, 2014 in Santa Cruz, California, USA.

70. H.R. Giger

Art_department | Alien

H.R. Giger was born on February 5, 1940 in Chur, Switzerland as Hans Rudolf Giger. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), Aliens (1986) and AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004). He was married to Carmen Maria Scheifele and Mia Bonzanigo. He died on May 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

71. Malik Bendjelloul

Director | Searching for Sugar Man

Malik Bendjelloul, born in Sweden, performed in Swedish TV-series "Ebba och Didrik" as a child in the nineties and later in life studied Journalism and media-production at the Linnaeus University of Kalmar. He has produced several musical documentaries for Swedish Television (SVT) where he also ...

72. Gordon Willis

Cinematographer | Zelig

Gordon Willis was an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather series as well as Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979).

His work in the first two Godfather films turned out to be groundbreaking in its use of low-light photography ...

73. Jerry Vale

Soundtrack | Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Jerry Vale was born on July 8, 1930 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Genaro Louis Vitaliano. He was married to Rita Grable. He died on May 18, 2014 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

74. Jane Adams

Actress | Batman and Robin

Jane turned down a full scholarship to study violin at Juilliard, opting to spend four years studying acting at the Pasadena Playhouse. She got her start acting in radio, working on Lux Radio Theatre and the Whistler. Her first brief marriage to a Navy pilot ended when he was killed in action ...

75. Matthew Cowles

Actor | Shutter Island

Matthew Cowles was born on September 28, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as Matthew Chandler Cowles. He was an actor, known for Shutter Island (2010), All My Children (1970) and Veronika Decides to Die (2009). He was married to Christine Baranski and Kathleen Dezina. He died on May 22, 2014 in...

76. Sergio Bustamante

Actor | El principio

Sergio Bustamante was born on October 18, 1934 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Sergio Emilio Edgardo De Bustamante y Arteaga Roa. He was an actor, known for El principio (1973), Los miserables (1973) and Acapulco La vida va (2017). He was married to Lourdes Sosa. He died on May 22, 2014...

77. Herb Jeffries

Actor | The Bronze Buckaroo

This velvet-toned jazz baritone and sometime actor was (and perhaps still is) virtually unknown to white audiences. Yet, back in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Herb Jeffries was very big...in black-cast films. Today he is respected and remembered as a pioneer who broke down rusted-shut racial ...

78. Maya Angelou

Actress | Madea's Family Reunion

Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Marguerite Annie Johnson. She was an actress and writer, known for Madea's Family Reunion (2006), How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and Poetic Justice (1993). She was married to Paul Du Feu and Thomas J. (Tosh) Angelos. She ...

79. Joan Lorring

Actress | The Corn Is Green

Joan Lorring was born Madeline Ellis on April 17, 1926, in Hong Kong. She and her mother, Ania Fred, a Russian Jewish immigrant, left Hong Kong after the outbreak of WWII to pursue an acting career, settling in California in the late 1930s. After finding radio work in Los Angeles, Lorring worked her...

80. Henning Carlsen

Director | Dilemma

Henning Carlsen was born on June 4, 1927 in Aalborg, Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Dilemma (1962), Hunger (1966) and People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart (1967). He was married to Else Heidary and Hjørdis Wirth Jensen. He died on May 30, 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

81. Martha Hyer

Actress | The Sons of Katie Elder

Martha Hyer was born on August 10, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas. Once she finished her formal schooling, Martha played a bit role in 1946's The Locket (1946). Slowly, Martha began picking up roles with more and more substance. The best years for the beautiful actress began in 1954 when she played in ...

82. Ann B. Davis

Actress | The Brady Bunch

Ann B. Davis made her debut in show business at age 6 earning $2.00 in a puppet show. At the University of Michigan, Anne planned to study medicine but got the acting bug from her brother who was the lead dancer in the national company of "Oklahoma" for over a year. Anne then spent six years in ...

83. Karlheinz Hackl

Actor | Sophie's Choice

Karlheinz Hackl was born on May 16, 1949 in Vienna, Austria. He was an actor and director, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), Tatort (1970) and Radetzkymarsch (1994). He was married to Maria Köstlinger and Brigitta Furgler. He died on June 1, 2014 in Vienna.

84. Rik Mayall

Actor | The Young Ones

Rik Mayall, one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, was born in a village called Matching Tye, just outside Harlow in Essex. His parents, John and Gillian were both drama teachers. His acting debut was at the age of seven when he appeared in one of his father's stage plays. ...

85. Ruby Dee

Actress | American Gangster

Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and civil rights activist. She is best known for originating the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961).

She also starred in The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Cat People (1982), ...

86. Carla Laemmle

Actress | The Adventures of Frank Merriwell

Carla Laemmle was born on October 20, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rebekah Isabelle Laemmle. She is known for her work on The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936), The Gate Crasher (1928) and A Sad State of Affairs (2013). She died on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

87. Chuck Noll

Self | AFL on ABC

Chuck Noll was born on January 5, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Charles Henry Noll. He was married to Marianne. He died on June 13, 2014 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, USA.

88. Sam Kelly

Actor | Porridge

Genial Manchester-born comic actor Sam Kelly had a considerable gift for timing and observation. His special forte was playing decrepit, rheumy characters of more advanced years than his own actual age. Among the many endearing impressions he made on the small screen, he is probably best remembered...

89. Francis Matthews

Actor | The Revenge of Frankenstein

Francis Matthews was born on September 2, 1927 in Holgate, York, Yorkshire, England as Francis Joseph Matthews. He was an actor, known for The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) and My Friend Charles (1956). He was married to Angela Browne. He died on June 14, 2014 ...

90. Casey Kasem

Actor | Ghost Busters

Casey Kasem was born on April 27, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Kemal Amen Kasem. He was an actor, known for Ghostbusters (1984), The Transformers: The Movie (1986) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). He was married to Jean Kasem and Linda Myers. He died on June 15, 2014 in Gig Harbor, ...

91. Jacques Bergerac

Actor | Gigi

Jacques Bergerac was born on May 26, 1927 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France as Jacques Gilbert Henri Bergeruc. He was an actor, known for Gigi (1958), Missione speciale Lady Chaplin (1966) and Un homme se penche sur son passé (1958). He was married to Dorothy Malone and Ginger Rogers...

92. Tony Gwynn

Actor | The Game 365

There is probably no one who has won over the public in San Diego as much as Tony Gwynn has. While Tony Gwynn the baseball player is worthy of Hall of Fame status, it is Tony Gwynn the human being that endeared himself to many San Diegans.

Born in Los Angeles in 1960, Gwynn grew up in Long Beach ...

93. Barry Moss

Casting_director | Friday the 13th

Barry Moss was born April 25, 1940 in Los Angeles. He was a child actor who graduated from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles and studied theatre arts at UCLA. He worked for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences before moving to New York to begin a career as a director ...

94. Caleb Bankston

Self | Survivor

Caleb Bankston was born on September 27, 1987 in Collinsville, Alabama, USA. He died on June 24, 2014 in Birmingham, Alabama.

95. Eli Wallach

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach was in demand for over 60 years (first film/TV role was 1949) on stage and screen, and has worked alongside the world's biggest stars, including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole,...

96. Michael Henry Wilson

Writer | À la recherche de Kundun avec Martin Scorsese

Michael Henry Wilson was born on October 2, 1946 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France. He was a writer and director, known for In Search of Kundun with Martin Scorsese (1998), Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle (2010) and Intimate Affairs (2001). He was married to Carole J. Wilson. He died on ...

97. Bobby Womack

Soundtrack | Dredd

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Bobby Womack was born into a musical family. Managed by their father, he and his brothers formed "The Womack Brothers", a gospel singing group that toured with several national gospel stars. "The Womack Brothers" caught the attention of the legendary Sam Cooke when ...

98. Meshach Taylor

Actor | Designing Women

Surrounded by four dazzling Southern-styled ladies on the hit sitcom Designing Women (1986), genial African-American actor Meshach Taylor made a name for himself as the beleaguered male foil consistently at the mercy of the title gals' antics during its popular 7-season run.

The Boston-born actor ...

99. Paul Mazursky

Actor | An Unmarried Woman

Paul Mazursky was born on April 25, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Irwin Lawrence Mazursky. He is known for his work on An Unmarried Woman (1978), Harry and Tonto (1974) and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). He was married to Betsy Mazursky. He died on June 30, 2014 ...

100. Robert Hastings

Actor | Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Bob Hastings got his show business start in radio after WWII as the voice of "Archie Andrews" in the show of the same name (a spin-off of the Archie Comics series) on the Mutual Broadcasting System. The good-looking Hastings made the transition to television smoothly in 1949 in early ...



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