In Memoriam 2013 - Movie & TV personalities who passed away this year

by Geroellheimer | created - 31 Dec 2012 | updated - 08 Mar 2014 | Public

I won't take everyone. Only the ones I know.

1. Patti Page

Soundtrack | Die Hard 2

Patti Page was born Clara Ann Fowler in Oklahoma in 1927. She began her professional singing career at KTUL, a Tulsa radio station. Since the program was sponsored by Page Milk, she adopted the moniker Patti Page, and it stuck. Patti toured the US in the late 1940s with Jimmy Joy, and notably sang ...

2. Elmar Gunsch

Soundtrack | Die Harald Schmidt Show

Elmar Gunsch was born on January 14, 1931 in Vinschgau, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. He was married to Heide. He died on January 3, 2013 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany.

3. David R. Ellis

Assistant_director | The Matrix Reloaded

Began as child actor in Kurt Russell-Disney Films in 1974. Made the switch to the Stunt world following a successful career as a junior pro surfer. Born, bred, and continues to reside in Malibu. Many, many stunts later, David made the promotion to Stunt Coordinator in 1978 on Invasion of the Body ...

4. Peter Fitz

Actor | Beim nächsten Kuß knall ich ihn nieder

Peter Fitz (born August 8th 1931 in Kaiserslautern, Germany) is mostly active in theatre. After his graduation from theatre school in 1970, he started as an actor for the Deutsches Schauspielhauses Hamburg (German Theatre Hamburg). From 1970 to 1986, he was a permanent actor for the Schaubühne ...

5. Nagisa Ôshima

Director | Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Born in Kyoto, Japan. Studied law at Kyoto University. After graduation, joined the Shochiku Film Company in 1954 as an assistant director.

6. Conrad Bain

Actor | Maude

Usually sized up as an erudite gent, advice-spouting father or uptight, pompous neighbor, the acting talents of Conrad Bain were best utilized on stage and on TV. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on February 4, 1923, Conrad Stafford Bain was a twin son (the other was named Bonar) born to Stafford ...

7. Louise Martini

Actress | Deep End

Louise Martini was born on November 10, 1931 in Vienna, Austria as Marie-Louise Chiba. She was an actress, known for Deep End (1970), Der Fall Mata Hari (1966) and Madame Sans-Gêne - Die schöne Wäscherin (1968). She was married to Heinz Wilhelm Schwarz and Bill Grah. She died on ...

8. Michael Winner

Director | Death Wish

Winner was an only child, born in Hampstead, London, England, to Helen (née Zlota) and George Joseph Winner (1910-1975), a company director. His family was Jewish; his mother was Polish and his father of Russian extraction. Following his father's death, Winner's mother gambled recklessly and sold ...

9. Lloyd Phillips

Producer | The Edge

Lloyd Phillips was born on December 14, 1949 in South Africa as Lloyd B. Phillips. He was a producer and production manager, known for The Edge (1997), Man of Steel (2013) and Twelve Monkeys (1995). He was married to Beau St. Clair. He died on January 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. Bernard Horsfall

Actor | Braveheart

Bernard Horsfall was born on November 20, 1930 in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England as Bernard Arthur Gordon Horsfall. He was an actor, known for Braveheart (1995), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and Gandhi (1982). He was married to Jane Jordan Rogers. He died on January 28, 2013 in...

11. Robin Sachs

Actor | Galaxy Quest

Robin Sachs was born on February 5, 1951 in Hammersmith, London, England as Robin David Sachs. He was an actor, known for Galaxy Quest (1999), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Mass Effect 3 (2012). He was married to Casey DeFranco and Siân Phillips. He died on February 1, 2013 in Los ...

12. Stuart Freeborn

Make_up_department | Star Wars

Stuart Freeborn was born on September 5, 1914 in Leytonstone, London, England as Stuart W. Freeborn. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Superman (1978). He was married to Kay Freeborn. He died on February 5, ...

13. Peter Gilmore

Actor | Carry On... Up the Khyber

German-born Peter Gilmore came to the UK at the age of six, to be raised by relatives. He quit school at age 14, and pursuing his dream of becoming an actor, attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts for a short time, before being expelled. A stint in the army led to the discovery that he had a ...

14. Stefan Wigger

Actor | Die Dreigroschenoper

Stefan Wigger was born on March 26, 1932 in Leipzig, Germany. He was an actor, known for Three Penny Opera (1963), Ein Haus in der Toscana (1990) and Krankensaal 6 (1974). He was married to Katrin Kazubko, Renate Reiche and Uta Hallant. He died on February 13, 2013 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

15. Gudrun Genest

Actress | Endspiel

Gudrun Genest was born on August 13, 1914 in Brunswick, Germany. She was an actress, known for Endspiel (1969), Creature with the Blue Hand (1967) and Die Wicherts von nebenan (1986). She was married to Aribert Wäscher and Rudolf Diehls. She died on February 6, 2013 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

17. Dale Robertson

Actor | Son of Sinbad

Dale Robertson, the actor who made his name in television Westerns in the 1950s and '60s, was born on July 14, 1923, in Harrah, Oklahoma. After serving in a tank crew and in the combat engineers in North Africa and Europe during World War II, the twice-wounded Robertson started his acting career ...

18. Dieter Pfaff

Actor | Bruder Esel

Dieter Pfaff was born on October 2, 1947 in Dortmund, Germany. He was an actor, known for Bruder Esel (1996), Balko (1995) and Sperling (1996). He was married to Eva Maria Emminger. He died on March 5, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany.

19. William Moody

Actor | WWF Superstars of Wrestling

William Moody went to Mobile's Catholic School, and later graduated from the McGill Institute. After enlisting in the U.S. Air Force and completing basic training, he recieved his honorable discharge and went straight into a Funeral Director service job.

Moody was a regular at Gulf Coast Wrestling ...

20. Damiano Damiani

Writer | Il giorno della civetta

Damiano Damiani was born on July 23, 1922 in Pasiano di Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Il giorno della civetta (1968), The Reunion (1963) and Confessions of a Police Captain (1971). He died on March 7, 2013 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

21. Rosemarie Fendel

Actress | Trotta

Rosemarie Fendel was born on April 25, 1927 in Koblenz-Metternich, Germany. She was an actress and writer, known for Trotta (1971), Im Reservat (1973) and Tätowierung (1967). She was married to Hans von Borsody and Johannes Schaaf. She died on March 13, 2013 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, ...

22. Rolf Schult

Actor | Der Sturm

Rolf Schult was born on April 16, 1927 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Der Sturm (1969), Eden End (1977) and Wer zu spät kommt - Das Politbüro erlebt die deutsche Revolution (1990). He died on March 13, 2013 in Horhausen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

23. Malachi Throne

Actor | Catch Me If You Can

Malachi Throne, the character actor who became one of the more ubiquitous faces on television from the "Golden Age" of the 1950s through the 21st Century, was born in New York City on December 1, 1928, the son of Samuel and Rebecca Throne, who had immigrated to America from the Austro-Hungarian ...

24. Richard Griffiths

Actor | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal ...

25. Jesús Franco

Writer | Der Teufel kam aus Akasava

He was only six years old when he started composing music under the protection of his brother Enrique. After the Spanish Civil War he was able to continue his studies at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid, where he finished piano and harmony. Being a Bachelor of Law and an easy-read novel writer (...

26. Jane Henson

Actress | Run, Run

Jane Henson was born on June 16, 1934 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Jane Anne Nebel. She is known for her work on Run, Run (1965), Sam and Friends (1955) and Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #2 (1965). She was married to Jim Henson. She died on April 2, 2013 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.

27. Roger Ebert

Actor | Siskel & Ebert & the Movies

Roger Joseph Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and ...

28. Milo O'Shea

Actor | Barbarella

Milo O'Shea was born on June 2, 1926 in Dublin, Irish Free State as Milo Donal O'shea. He was an actor, known for Barbarella (1968), Romeo and Juliet (1968) and The Verdict (1982). He was married to Kitty O'Sullivan and Maureen Toal. He died on April 2, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, ...

29. Carmine Infantino

Writer | Young Justice

Carmine Infantino's life-long assocation with comics began at an early age when, as a fan, he spent much time trying to find the people who drew the comics. At the age of 15 he met and befriended "Lone Ranger" artist Charles Flanders, who acted as a mentor and teacher to the budding artist. ...

30. Margaret Thatcher

SDI Star Wars

Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925 in Grantham, England, the younger daughter of Alfred and Beatrice Roberts. Her father was a greengrocer and respected town leader, serving as lay-leader with their church, city-alderman and then as mayor. He taught Margaret never to do things because ...

31. Annette Funicello

Actress | Muscle Beach Party

Annette Joanne Funicello achieved teenage popularity starting in October 1955 after she debuted as a Mouseketeer. Born on October 22, 1942 in Utica, New York, the family had moved to California when she was still young. Walt Disney himself saw her performing the lead role in "Swan Lake" at her ...

32. Jonathan Winters

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Jonathan Harshman Winters III was born on November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio. His father, Jonathan Harshman Winters II, was a banker who became an alcoholic after being crushed in the Great Depression. His parents divorced in 1932. Jonathan and his mother then moved to Springfield to live with his ...

33. Richard LeParmentier

Actor | Star Wars

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was Richard LeParmentier's third film after moving to Britain from the United States in 1974. Richard has appeared in over fifty films and TV shows. He used to reside in Bath, UK, and worked as a screenwriter. He also developed a comedy-drama series for the...

34. Glenn Cannon

Actor | Magnum, P.I.

From 1955 - 1960, Glenn Cannon was in New York City. He appeared on Broadway in A Moon for the Misbegotten and The Good Woman of Setzuan, and Off Broadway in 20 plays, among which were the famed productions of The Three Penny Opera at the Theatre DeLys and The Iceman Cometh at Circle in the Square....

35. Vivi Bach

Actress | Holiday in St. Tropez

Vivi Bach was born on September 3, 1939 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Vivienne Bak. She was an actress, known for Holiday in St. Tropez (1964), Soldaterkammerater rykker ud (1959) and Das Rätsel der roten Quaste (1963). She was married to Dietmar Schönherr and Heinz Sebeck. She died on April 22, ...

36. Allan Arbus

Actor | M*A*S*H

Allan Arbus was born on February 15, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as Allan Franklin Arbus. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), The Electric Horseman (1979) and Coffy (1973). He was married to Mariclare Costello and Diane Nemerov. He died on April 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, ...

37. Ray Harryhausen

Visual_effects | Clash of the Titans

When it comes to motion picture special effects, there is only one name that personifies movie magic--Ray Harryhausen. From his debut films with George Pal to his final film, Harryhausen imbued magic and visual strength to motion picture special effects as no other technician has, before or since.

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38. Jeanne Cooper

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Jeanne Cooper was born on October 25, 1928 in Taft, California, USA as Wilma Jeanne Cooper. She was an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Ben Casey (1961) and Dead Air (2009). She was married to Harry Bernsen. She died on May 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

39. Bryan Forbes

Writer | Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Bryan Forbes was born on July 22, 1926 in Stratford, London, England as John Theobald Clarke. He was an actor and writer, known for Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), The Whisperers (1967) and The Guns of Navarone (1961). He was married to Nanette Newman and Constance Smith. He died on May 8, 2013 ...

40. Joyce Brothers

Actress | Loaded Weapon 1

Joyce Brothers was born on October 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joyce Diane Bauer. She was an actress, known for Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), The King of Comedy (1982) and Van Wilder (2002). She was married to Milton Brothers. She died on May 13, 2013 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, ...

41. Steve Forrest

Actor | The Longest Day

A ruggedly handsome action man of the 1960s and '70s, Steve Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews in Huntsville, Texas, the youngest of thirteen children of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister. His brother was actor Dana Andrews. Forrest began his screen career as a ...

42. Hildegard Krekel

Actress | Zoff

Hildegard Krekel was born on June 2, 1952 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. She was an actress, known for Zoff (1972), Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein (1977) and Tatort (1970). She was married to Max Lorenz. She died on May 26, 2013 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

43. Jean Stapleton

Actress | All in the Family

Jean Stapleton was born Jeanne Murray in Manhattan, New York City, to Marie A. (Stapleton), an opera singer, and Joseph Edward Murray, a billboard advertising salesman. Her paternal grandparents were Irish. She was a cousin of actress Betty Jane Watson. Other relatives in show business were her ...

44. Eddi Arent

Actor | Der Schatz im Silbersee

Eccentric, self-deprecating comedian Eddi Arent first attracted attention in a series of quirky Edgar Wallace adaptations in the 1960's. For several years, he was Germany's idea of stereotypically blithering English lords (Die seltsame Gräfin (1961), as the aptly named Lord Selwyn Moron), ...

45. Esther Williams

Actress | Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Esther Jane Williams was born on August 8, 1921 in Inglewood, California. Her youth was spent as a teenage swimming champion and she won three United States National championships. She eventually was spotted by a MGM talent scout while working in a Los Angeles department store. She made her film ...

46. Iain Banks

Writer | Complicity

Iain Banks was born on February 16, 1954 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He was a writer, known for Complicity (2000), Stonemouth (2015) and The Crow Road (1996). He was married to Adele Hartley and Annie Blackburn. He died on June 9, 2013 in Kirkcaldy, Fife.

47. James Gandolfini

Actor | The Sopranos

James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival ...

48. Richard Matheson

Writer | Jaws 3-D

Born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, Richard Burton Matheson first became a published author while still a child, when his stories and poems ran in the "Brooklyn Eagle". A lifelong reader of fantasy tales, he made his professional writing bow in 1950 when his short story "Born of Man and ...

49. Matt Osborne

Actor | World Wide Wrestling

Matt Osborne was born on July 27, 1957 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Matthew Wade Osborne. He was an actor, known for WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975), WCW World Championship Wrestling (1985) and WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972). He was married to Kathryn Whitney. He died on June 28, 2013 in Plano, Texas,...

50. Ulrich Matschoss

Actor | Tatort

Ulrich Matschoss was born on May 16, 1917 in Wanne-Eickel, Germany. He was an actor, known for Tatort (1970), Hallo, Onkel Doc! (1994) and Schimanski (1997). He died on July 1, 2013 in Lüneburger Heide, Germany.

51. Chantal De Freitas

Actress | Alles wird gut

Chantal De Freitas was born on July 26, 1967 in Kiel, Germany. She was an actress, known for Alles wird gut (1998), Talk of the Town (1995) and Tatort (1970). She was married to Kai Wiesinger. She died on July 2, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany.

52. Mel Smith

Actor | The Princess Bride

Mel Smith was born on December 3, 1952 in Chiswick, London, England as Melvyn Kenneth Smith. He was an actor and writer, known for The Princess Bride (1987), Brain Donors (1992) and National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985). He was married to Pamela Gay-Rees. He died on July 19, 2013 in St John's...

53. Heinz Meier

Actor | Welt am Draht

Heinz Meier was born on February 17, 1930 in Perwissau, East Prussia, Germany. He was an actor, known for Welt am Draht (1973), Der Illegale (1972) and Ödipussi (1988). He was married to Gisela Bonsels and Gisela Meier-Bonsels. He died on July 21, 2013 in Schliengen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

54. Denys de La Patellière

Director | Prêtres interdits

Denys de La Patellière was born on March 8, 1921 in Nantes, France as Denys de Dubois de La Patellière. He was a director and writer, known for Forbidden Priests (1973), Le tonnerre de Dieu (1965) and Soleil noir (1966). He died on July 21, 2013 in Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine, France.

55. Dennis Farina

Actor | Get Shorty

Dennis Farina was one of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. Recently, he appeared in the feature films, "The Grand," a comedy about a Vegas poker tournament with Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines and Ray Romano; "Bottle Shock," also starring Alan ...

56. Eileen Brennan

Actress | Clue

A supremely gifted, versatile player who could reach dramatic depths, as exemplified in her weary-eyed, good-hearted waitress in The Last Picture Show (1971), or comedy heights, as in her sadistic drill captain in Private Benjamin (1980), Eileen Brennan managed to transition from lovely Broadway ...

57. Michael Ansara

Actor | The Message

Born in a small village in Syria, Michael Ansara came to the United States with his American parents at the age of two, living in New England, until the family's relocation to California ten years later. He entered Los Angeles City College with the intention of becoming a doctor, but got ...

58. Karen Black

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Karen Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Elsie Mary (Reif), who wrote children's books, and Norman Arthur Ziegler, an engineer and businessman. She was of Norwegian (from her paternal grandmother), German, and Bohemian (Czech) descent. Karen entered Northwestern ...

59. Lee Thompson Young

Actor | Friday Night Lights

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

60. Elmore Leonard

Writer | Out of Sight

Elmore Leonard was born on October 11, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Elmore John Leonard Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Out of Sight (1998), Justified (2010) and Get Shorty (1995). He was married to Christine Kent, Joan Shepard and Beverly Claire Cline. He died on August 20, ...

61. Jörg Pleva

Actor | Wie eine Träne im Ozean

Jörg Pleva was born on June 23, 1942 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for Wie eine Träne im Ozean (1970), Der Landarzt (1987) and Sieben Wochen auf dem Eis (1967). He was married to Marion Reh and Yvonne Remée. He died on August 15, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany.

62. Ted Post

Director | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Ted Post first began thinking about a career in show business in 1938, when he was working as a weekend usher at the Loew's Pitkin Theater in Brooklyn, New York, and getting so caught up in the movies that he would sometimes forget to escort the patrons to their seats. He received some acting ...

63. Gilbert Taylor

Cinematographer | Star Wars

Gilbert Taylor was born on April 21, 1914 in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Flash Gordon (1980) and The Omen (1976). He was married to Dee Taylor. He died on August 23, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight, England.

64. Julie Harris

Actress | The Haunting

One of the finest classical and contemporary leading ladies ever to grace the 20th century American stage, five-time Tony Award winner Julie Harris was rather remote and reserved on camera, finding her true glow in front of the theatre lights. The freckled, red-haired actress not only was nominated...

65. Otto Sander

Actor | Der Himmel über Berlin

Otto Sander was born on June 30, 1941 in Hanover, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Wings of Desire (1987), Das Boot (1981) and Faraway, So Close! (1993). He was married to Monika Hansen. He died on September 12, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

66. Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Writer | Das literarische Quartett

Marcel Reich-Ranicki was born on June 2, 1920 in Wloclawek, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland. He was a writer and actor, known for Das literarische Quartett (1988), Teatr telewizji (1953) and Mein Leben - Marcel Reich-Ranicki (2009). He was married to Teofila Reich-Ranicki. He died on September 18, 2013 ...

67. Richard C. Sarafian

Director | The Next Man

Richard C. Sarafian was born on April 28, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Caspar Sarafian. He was a director and actor, known for The Next Man (1976), Blue Streak (1999) and Bound (1996). He was married to Helen Joan Altman. He died on September 18, 2013 in Santa Monica, California,...

68. Glenn Cannon

Actor | Magnum, P.I.

From 1955 - 1960, Glenn Cannon was in New York City. He appeared on Broadway in A Moon for the Misbegotten and The Good Woman of Setzuan, and Off Broadway in 20 plays, among which were the famed productions of The Three Penny Opera at the Theatre DeLys and The Iceman Cometh at Circle in the Square....

69. Paul Kuhn

Music_department | Drillinge an Bord

Paul Kuhn was born on March 12, 1928 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany. He is known for his work on Drillinge an Bord (1959), Männersache (2009) and Wie werde ich Filmstar? (1955). He was married to Ute Hellermann. He died on September 23, 2013 in Bad Wildungen, Hesse.

70. 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...

71. Tom Clancy

Writer | The Hunt for Red October

Tom Clancy became one of the best-selling writers of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries, starting with the publication of his 1984 thriller, The Hunt for Red October (1990). Born in Baltimore to a U.S. Post Office employee and his wife on April 12, 1947, Clancy graduated from Loyola Blakefield,...

72. Patrice Chéreau

Director | Intimacy

Patrice Chéreau was born on November 2, 1944 in Lézigné, Maine-et-Loire, France. He is known for his work on Intimacy (2001), Queen Margot (1994) and Gabrielle (2005). He died on October 7, 2013 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.

73. Ed Lauter

Actor | Cujo

Edward Matthew Lauter II was born on October 30, 1938 in Long Beach, New York. In a film career that extended for over four decades, Lauter starred in a plethora of film and television productions since making his big screen debut in the western Dirty Little Billy (1972). He portrayed an eclectic ...

74. Hal Needham

Director | Smokey and the Bandit

As the highest paid stuntman in the world, Hal Needham broke 56 bones, his back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth. His career has included work on 4500 television episodes and 310 feature films as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director and ultimately, director.

He wrote ...

75. Marcia Wallace

Actress | The Simpsons

Some might have easily doled out the phrase "laughing on the outside, crying on the inside" to describe funny lady Marcia Wallace and her many uphill battles, in both life and career, over the past three-and-a-half decades, but the carrot-cropped comedienne, with the ever-toothy smile, remains ...

76. Mary Carver

Actress | Arachnophobia

Mary Carver was born on May 3, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mary Carvellas. She was an actress, known for Arachnophobia (1990), Simon & Simon (1981) and The Rockford Files (1974). She was married to Joseph Sargent. She died on October 18, 2013 in Woodland Hills, California.

77. Graham Stark

Actor | Superman III

Graham Stark was born on January 20, 1922 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England as Graham William Stark. He was an actor and director, known for Superman III (1983), A Shot in the Dark (1964) and The Return of the Pink Panther (1975). He was married to Audrey Nicholson. He died on October 29, 2013 in ...

78. Nigel Davenport

Actor | A Man for All Seasons

Nigel Davenport was born on May 23, 1928 in Shelford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as Arthur Nigel Davenport. He was an actor and assistant director, known for A Man for All Seasons (1966), Chariots of Fire (1981) and Phase IV (1974). He was married to Maria Aitken and Helena Margaret White. ...

79. Hans von Borsody

Actor | A Bridge Too Far

Hans von Borsody was born on September 20, 1929 in Vienna, Austria as Hans Eduard Herbert von Borsody. He was an actor, known for A Bridge Too Far (1977), Massacre in the Black Forest (1967) and Cliff Dexter (1966). He was married to Karin Dittmann, Rosemarie Fendel, Alwy Becker and Heide Keller. ...

80. Noel Harrison

Actor | The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

Noel Harrison was born on January 29, 1934 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966), Take a Girl Like You (1969) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). He was married to Lori Chapman, Margaret Benson and Sara Lee Eberts Tufnell. He died on October 19, 2013 in ...

81. Christian Tasche

Actor | Tatort

Christian Tasche was born on August 16, 1957 in Altena, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was an actor, known for Tatort (1970), Axel! wills wissen (2005) and Nicht mein Tag (2014). He died on November 7, 2013 in Holzwickede, North Rhine-Westphalia.

82. Paul Mantee

Actor | Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Born in San Francisco, Paul Mantee started "pretending" when he was very young, playing at being people like Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney. He toiled anonymously in the Hollywood vineyards for several years; it was this initial lack of success that worked in his favor when "an unfamiliar face" was ...

83. Al Ruscio

Actor | Showgirls

Al Ruscio was born on June 2, 1924 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Showgirls (1995), The Phantom (1996) and The Godfather: Part III (1990). He was married to Kate Williamson. He died on November 12, 2013 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA.

84. Dieter Hildebrandt

Actor | Scheibenwischer

Dieter Hildebrandt was born on May 23, 1927 in Bunzlau, Lower Silesia, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for Scheibenwischer (1980), Welche Farbe hat das Grauen? (1979) and Doktor Murkes gesammeltes Schweigen (1964). He was married to Renate Küster and Irene Mendler. He died on November 20...

85. Georges Lautner

Director | Les tontons flingueurs

Georges Lautner was born on January 24, 1926 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. He was a director and writer, known for Monsieur Gangster (1963), La maison assassinée (1988) and Galia (1966). He was married to Caroline Lautner. He died on November 22, 2013 in Paris, France.

86. Tony Musante

Actor | The Incident

Handsome, rugged, and talented Italian-American actor Tony Musante was born on June 30, 1936 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to an accountant father and a school teacher mother. He attended both Northwestern University and Oberlin College. Tony worked as a school teacher prior to beginning his acting ...

87. Lewis Collins

Actor | Jack the Ripper

Underated British leading man predominantly of the Seventies and Eighties, Collins made his mark in the 1970s action drama The Professionals (1977). As hard man "William Bodie", Collins became a household name, worldwide. Unfortunately, since the show ended in 1983, Lewis Collins has been miscast ...

88. 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 ...

89. Chris Howland

Actor | Im Reiche des silbernen Löwen

Chris Howland was born on July 30, 1928 in London, England as John Christopher Howland. He was an actor, known for Kingdom of the Silver Lion (1965), Wild Kurdistan (1965) and The Yellow One (1964). He was married to Monika Vervloet, Annegret 'Teddy' Korf, Friederike Seiffert and Kay. He died on ...

90. Barry Jackson

Actor | Wimbledon

Barry Jackson was born on March 29, 1938 in Birmingham, England. He is known for his work on Wimbledon (2004), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Midsomer Murders (1997). He was married to Denise. He died on December 5, 2013 in London, England.

91. Eleanor Parker

Actress | Caged

Eleanor Jean Parker was born on June 26, 1922, in Cedarville, Ohio, the last of three children born to a mathematics teacher and his wife. Eleanor caught the acting bug early and began performing in school plays. She was was so serious about becoming a thespian that she attended the Rice Summer ...

92. Rossana Podestà

Actress | Helen of Troy

Rossana Podestà was born on August 20, 1934 in Zlitan, Misratah, Libya as Carla Podestà. She was an actress, known for Helen of Troy (1956), Ulysses (1954) and Hercules (1983). She was married to Marco Vicario. She died on December 10, 2013 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

93. Diane Clare

Actress | The Haunting

Diane Clare was born on July 8, 1938 in London, England as Diane C.O.G. Dirsztay. She was an actress, known for The Haunting (1963), Persuasion (1960) and The Reluctant Debutante (1958). She was married to Barry England. She died on June 21, 2013 in the UK.

94. Deanna Durbin

Soundtrack | Mad About Music

The girl who one day would be known as "Winnipeg's Sweetheart" was born at Grace Hospital on December 4, 1921, as Edna Mae Durbin. In her early childhood there were no obvious signs that one day she would be a bigger box office attraction than Shirley Temple. Renamed Deanna Durbin for show business...

95. Luciano Vincenzoni

Writer | Sedotta e abbandonata

Luciano Vincenzoni, born in Treviso, March 7, 1926, studied law in Rome and Padua. In 1952, with his friend Tony Roma, he produced "Oliva Incantesimo Tragico", starring María Félix. In 1954, he wrote his first script "Hanno Rubato un Tram", directed by Aldo Fabrizi. In this year, he met 'Pietro ...

96. Rossella Falk

Actress |

Rossella Falk was born on November 10, 1926 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Antonia Falzacappa. She was an actress, known for (1963), Modesty Blaise (1966) and Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971). She was married to Gualtiero Giori and Nicola Tufari. She died on May 5, 2013 in Rome.

97. Bernadette Lafont

Actress | Paulette

Bernadette Lafont was born at the Protestant Health Home of Nîmes in Gard, the only child of a pharmacist and a housewife from the Cévennes. Her mother always wanted a boy to name Bernard and, once she gave birth to a girl, she enjoyed to hold this against all the catholics she knew as the proof ...

98. Elliott Reid

Actor | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Elliott Reid was born on January 16, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA as Edgeworth Blair Reid. He was an actor and writer, known for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Inherit the Wind (1960) and Vicki (1953). He died on June 21, 2013 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA.

99. Don Mitchell

Actor | Ironside

Born March 17, 1943 in Houston, Texas, USA, Don left home to go to college at UCLA-Fine Arts to become an actor. Producer Collier Young spotted him and cast him in the TV series,Ironside (1967) as Mark Sanger. He enjoys music and also likes to go deep sea fishing and horse back riding. Don did not ...

100. Allan Arbus

Actor | M*A*S*H

Allan Arbus was born on February 15, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as Allan Franklin Arbus. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), The Electric Horseman (1979) and Coffy (1973). He was married to Mariclare Costello and Diane Nemerov. He died on April 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, ...