In Memoriam 2014 - TV & movie Peronalities who passed away.

by Geroellheimer | created - 07 Jan 2014 | updated - 17 Aug 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. Billy McColl

Actor | Ordeal by Innocence

Billy McColl was born on November 15, 1951 in Hamilton, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Ordeal by Innocence (1984), Death Defying Acts (2007) and Jute City (1991). He died on January 1, 2014 in London, England.

3. Bernard Glasser

Producer | The Sergeant Was a Lady

Chicago-born Bernard Glasser grew up in what he calls "the movie generation" and fell in love with pictures at the ripe old age of four. In the late 1940s, while working as a teacher at Beverly Hills High School, he got his feet wet in the film industry by working as a production assistant. In 1950...

4. 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 ...

5. Barbara Lawrence

Actress | Unfaithfully Yours

Her career may have only lasted a dozen years, and the number of films slightly more than twenty, but Barbara appeared in some interesting productions. As a young girl, she was a model. While completing her studies at UCLA, she co-starred in half a dozen movies for 20th Century Fox. She appeared in...

6. Carmen Zapata

Actress | Sister Act

In a career spanning six decades plus, the ever-vital and ever-versatile Carmen Zapata stands as one of the most respected and diversified Hispanic-American figures in the performing arts. The much-admired veteran actress has worn many hats over the years: teacher, producer, translator, lecturer ...

7. Larry D. Mann

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

Larry D. Mann was born on December 18, 1922 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for In the Heat of the Night (1967), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) and The Sting (1973). He was married to Gloria Kochberg. He died on January 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8. 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 ...

9. Lorella De Luca

Actress | Orlando e i Paladini di Francia

Lorella De Luca was born on September 17, 1940 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. She was an actress and assistant director, known for Orlando e i Paladini di Francia (1956), Taras Bulba, il cosacco (1963) and Tough Guys (1974). She was married to Duccio Tessari. She died on January 9, 2014 in Rome, ...

10. Keiko Awaji

Actress | Shitamachi

Keiko Awaji was born on July 17, 1933 in Tokyo, Japan. She was an actress, known for Downtown (1957), Kottaisan yori: Nyotai wa kanashiku (1957) and Stray Dog (1949). She was married to Kinnosuke Nakamura and Bimbo Danao. She died on January 11, 2014 in Tokyo.

11. Frank Marth

Actor | The Six Million Dollar Man

Versatile, diligent character actor Frank Marth was a familiar presence in just about every major American prime-time TV show of the 60's and 70's. The native New Yorker got his big break as a member of Jackie Gleason's stock company, perennially cast as uncredited background characters in ...

12. John Horsley

Actor | The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

John made his acting debut at the Theatre Royal, Bournemouth. After spending a year in various reps. including Hastings, Watford and Eastbourne, he was conscripted into the Devon Yeomanry during the war and served in Italy and Sicily, but contracted hepatitis. He then became a member of the Army ...

13. Alexandra Bastedo

Actress | Batman Begins

Alexandra Bastedo was born on March 9, 1946 in Hove, East Sussex, England as Alexandra L Bastedo. She was an actress, known for Batman Begins (2005), The Saint (1962) and Casino Royale (1967). She was married to Patrick Garland. She died on January 12, 2014 in West Sussex, England.

15. Mae Young

Actress | WWF SmackDown!

Mae Young was born on March 12, 1923 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWE Raw (1993) and WWE Sunday Night Heat (1998). She died on January 14, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

16. 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 ...

17. 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 ...

18. 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,...

19. Hal Sutherland

Director | The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure

Hal Sutherland was born in 1929 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967), Flash Gordon (1979) and The New Adventures of Superman (1966). He died on January 16, 2014 in Washington, USA.

20. Fred Bertelmann

Actor | Der lachende Vagabund

Fred Bertelmann was born on October 7, 1925 in Duisburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Der lachende Vagabund (1958), Gitarren klingen leise durch die Nacht (1960) and Das blaue Meer und Du (1959). He was married to Ruth Kappelsberger. He died on January 22, 2014 in Berg am Starnberger See, ...

21. Riz Ortolani

Composer | I giorni dell'ira

Riz Ortolani was born on March 25, 1926 in Pesaro, Marche, Italy as Riziero Ortolani. He is known for his work on Day of Anger (1967), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964). He was married to Katina Ranieri. He died on January 23, 2014 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

22. 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.

23. Alan Bridges

Director | American Playhouse

Alan Bridges was born on September 28, 1927 in Liverpool, England as Alan James Stuart Bridges. He was a director and producer, known for American Playhouse (1981), The Hireling (1973) and Out of Season (1975). He was married to Ann Castle. He died on December 7, 2013 in the UK.

24. 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, ...

25. Edmond Classen

Actor | Medisch Centrum West

Edmond Classen was born on May 16, 1938 in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands as Edmond Alphons Antoine Marie Classen. He was an actor, known for Medisch Centrum West (1988), Vrienden voor het leven (1990) and Oppassen!!! (1991). He died on January 27, 2014 in Arnhem.

26. Lars Andreas Larssen

Actor | Borgen skole

Lars Andreas Larssen was born on March 27, 1935 in Melbu, Norway. He was an actor and writer, known for Borgen skole (1989), Nine Lives (1957) and Piratene (1983). He was married to Monna Tandberg, Thrine Naumann and Sonja Lid. He died on January 29, 2014 in Norway.

27. Michael Filerman

Producer | Four Corners

Michael Filerman was born on May 4, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Four Corners (1998), Sisters (1991) and Knots Landing (1979). He died on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

28. Hans Christian Rudolph

Actor | Rebellion der Verlorenen

Hans Christian Rudolph was born on December 14, 1943 in Metz, Moselle, France. He was an actor, known for Rebellion der Verlorenen (1969), Die Wildente (1994) and Stammheim - Die Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe vor Gericht (1986). He died on January 23, 2014 in Hamburg, Germany.

29. John Cacavas

Soundtrack | X-Men: Days of Future Past

Composer, songwriter ("Autumn Once Again"), conductor and arranger, educated at Northwestern University (Bachelor of Music degree) and through music studies with Robert Delaney. He served in the U.S. Army and while there, arranged for the Army Band in Washington, DC. He served as an assistant to ...

30. Arthur Rankin Jr.

Producer | Willy McBean and His Magic Machine

Arthur Rankin Jr. was born on July 19, 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Arthur Gardner Rankin Jr. He was a producer and director, known for Willy McBean and His Magic Machine (1965), The Hobbit (1977) and The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976). He was married to Olga Karlatos. He died on January ...

31. Christopher Jones

Actor | Ryan's Daughter

Christopher Jones was a brief cult star of the late '60s counterculture era and a would-be rebel successor to James Dean had he wanted it. Born William Franklin Jones amid rather impoverished surroundings to a grocery clerk in Jackson, Tennessee, in 1941, his artist mother had to be ...

32. 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 ...

33. 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 ...

34. 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), The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Sugar (2008). He was married to Barbara Collentine. He died on February 3, 2014 in Calabasas, California, USA.

35. Christopher Barry

Director | Nanny

Christopher Barry was born on September 20, 1925 in London. He was a director and producer, known for Nanny (1981), Moonbase 3 (1973) and The Tripods (1984). He died on February 7, 2014 in Oxfordshire, England.

36. 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 ...

37. 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" ...

38. 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 ...

39. Cliff Bole

Director | The Six Million Dollar Man

Cliff Bole was born on November 9, 1937 in San Francisco, California, USA as Clifford John Bole. He was a director and producer, known for The Six Million Dollar Man (1974), V (1984) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He was married to Brenda. He died on February 15, 2014 in Palm Desert, ...

40. Jimmy T. Murakami

Director | Breath

Jimmy T. Murakami was born on June 5, 1933 in San Jose, California, USA as Teruaki Murakami. He is known for his work on Breath (1967), Heavy Metal (1981) and When the Wind Blows (1986). He was married to Ethna Murakami. He died on February 16, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.

41. Gert 'Kralle' Krawinkel

Soundtrack | Private School

Gert 'Kralle' Krawinkel was born on April 21, 1947 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany as Gert Franz Alexander Krawinkel. He was married to Monika Kölling. He died on February 16, 2014 in Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany.

42. 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.

43. 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 Judith Lloyd. He died on February 15, 2014 in London, England.

44. Nelson Frazier Jr.

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

Nelson Frazier Jr. was born on February 14, 1971 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA as Nelson Lee Frazier Jr. He was an actor, known for WWE Raw (1993), WWF Superstars (1986) and WWE A.M. Raw (2005). He was married to Cassandra. He died on February 18, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

45. Malcolm Tierney

Actor | Braveheart

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

46. 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" ...

47. 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, ...

48. 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 ...

49. Christine Buchegger

Actress | Aus dem Leben der Marionetten

Christine Buchegger was born on November 19, 1942 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress, known for From the Life of the Marionettes (1980), The Salzburg Connection (1972) and Claus Graf Stauffenberg (1970). She was married to Christian Kohlund. She died on March 3, 2014 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

50. 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), Revenge (1990) and The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968). He was married to Kathleen Hughes. He died on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, ...

51. 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), Bikini Beach (1964) and Caged (1950). She was married to Ronald Wayne and Gordon MacRae. She died on March 6, 2014 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

52. 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,...

53. 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.

54. Richard Coogan

Actor | Captain Video and His Video Rangers

Richard Coogan was born on April 4, 1914 in Short Hills, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949), Bronco (1958) and Three Hours to Kill (1954). He died on March 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

55. Justus Pfaue

Writer | Babbelgamm

Justus Pfaue was born on September 25, 1942 in Ballenstedt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany as Norbert Sellmann. He was a writer and director, known for Babbelgamm (1977), Timm Thaler (1979) and Hand in Hand (2009). He died on March 9, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

56. Mareike Carrière

Actress | A Dangerous Method

Mareike Carrière was born on July 26, 1954 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, 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. She ...

57. 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 ...

58. Niels Clausnitzer

Actor | Schneeweisschen und Rosenrot

Niels Clausnitzer was born on March 29, 1930 in Mannheim, Germany. He was an actor, known for Schneeweisschen und Rosenrot (1955), Das kleine Gespenst (1992) and Lost Horizon (2010). He died on March 14, 2014 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

59. Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Writer | Three Days of the Condor

Lorenzo Semple Jr. was born on March 27, 1923 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA as Lorenzo Elliott Semple III. He is known for his work on Three Days of the Condor (1975), Flash Gordon (1980) and Pretty Poison (1968). He was married to Joyce Miller. He died on March 28, 2014 in Brentwood, California, ...

60. 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 ...

61. Karl Walter Diess

Actor | Wallenstein

Karl Walter Diess was born on January 25, 1928 in Salzburg, Austria. He was an actor, known for Wallenstein (1978), Epitaph für einen König (1969) and Der trojanische Krieg findet nicht statt (1964). He was married to Silvia Simon. He died on March 30, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, ...

62. 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.

63. 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. ...

64. 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 ...

65. Jim Hellwig

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Standing out than the rest, Ultimate Warrior became one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE (back then in the WWF). During his run from the 1980s-90s, Warrior became known for high high energy when running down to the ring with his music hits, shaking the ropes during his entrance, his ...

66. Ekkehard Böhmer

Director | Die glücklichen Vier

Ekkehard Böhmer was born on June 8, 1929 in Arnstadt, Germany. He was a director and actor, known for Die glücklichen Vier (1957), Zwei auf einem Pferd (1956) and Karussell (1963). He died on April 14, 2014 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany.

67. Peter Schiff

Actor | Wie gut, daß es Maria gibt

Peter Schiff was born on June 27, 1923 in Neustrelitz, Germany. He was an actor, known for Wie gut, daß es Maria gibt (1990), Das Millionending (1966) and Die Koblanks (1979). He was married to Gisela. He died on April 16, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

68. Andréa Parisy

Actress | Mayerling

Andréa Parisy was born on December 4, 1935 in Levallois-Perret, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Andrée Marcelle Henriette Parizy. She was an actress, known for Mayerling (1968), Greed in the Sun (1964) and Navarro (1989). She died on April 27, 2014 in Paris, France.

69. Lee Marshall

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

Lee Marshall was born on November 28, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Marshall Aaron Mayer. He was an actor, known for WCW Monday Nitro (1995), NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985) and Super Gran (1985). He was married to Judie. He died on April 26, 2014 in Santa Monica...

70. Bob Hoskins

Actor | The Long Good Friday

Bob Hoskins was described by the director John Mackenzie as "an actor from the British tradition but with an almost American approach, an instinctive approach to acting and knowing how to work with the camera". He was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was ...

71. Heinz Schenk

Actor | Kein Pardon

Heinz Schenk was born on December 11, 1924 in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was a writer and actor, known for Kein Pardon (1993), Der Geizhals (1992) and Der eingebildete Kranke (1996). He was married to Gerti Schenk. He died on May 1, 2014 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany.

72. 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...

73. 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 Species (1995). He was married to Carmen Maria Scheifele and Mia Bonzanigo. He died on May 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

74. Rolf Boysen

Actor | Das Vergnügen, anständig zu sein

Rolf Boysen was born on March 31, 1920 in Flensburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Das Vergnügen, anständig zu sein (1966), Pontius Pilatus (1966) and Michael Kohlhaas (1969). He died on May 16, 2014 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

75. Gordon Willis

Cinematographer | Zelig

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

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

76. 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...

77. Klaus Herm

Actor | Tod eines Schülers

Klaus Herm was born on January 13, 1925 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Tod eines Schülers (1981), Schwarz greift ein (1994) and Das Traumauto (1988). He was married to Astrid. He died on May 24, 2014 in Berlin.

78. Mona Freeman

Actress | Dear Ruth

A professional model while still in high school, Mona Freeman was signed to a movie contract by Howard Hughes, who then proceeded to sell her contract to Paramount. Starting out in typical juvenile parts, she developed into a very competent actress. As she worked her way out of the teenage ingénue ...

79. Michael Gottlieb

Director | Mannequin

The Film Production section of Variety, Aug 4, 1982, shows the film "Beginners" started filming July 6, 1982, in New York under direction of Michael Gottlieb, for Embassy Pictures, starring Elizabeth McGovern, Jane Alexander, Robert Carradine, filming suspended July 23, 1982. No evidence the film ...

80. Karlheinz Böhm

Actor | Peeping Tom

The son of conductor Karl Böhm began his acting career on stage in Germany. In Europe, he is still best known for his role in the Sissi (1955) series, although he later starred in several movies of cult director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. After 1981, he was exclusively involved in charitable work in...

81. 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 ...

82. 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.

83. Jacques Herlin

Actor | The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish

Jacques Herlin was born on August 17, 1927 in Le Vésinet, Yvelines, France as Jacques De Jouette. He was an actor, known for The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (1991), European Vacation (1985) and A Good Year (2006). He died on June 7, 2014 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

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. 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 ...

86. 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), ...

87. 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, ...

88. Uwe Paulsen

Actor | Intimità proibita di una giovane sposa

Uwe Paulsen was born on April 22, 1944 in Elmshorn, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He was an actor, known for Intimità proibita di una giovane sposa (1970), Warum die UFOs unseren Salat klauen (1980) and Unter einem Dach (1974). He died on June 5, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

89. Francis Matthews

Actor | Dracula: Prince of Darkness

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

91. 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,...

92. Mary Rodgers

Writer | Freaky Friday

Mary Rodgers was born on January 11, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA. She is known for her work on Freaky Friday (2003), Freaky Friday (1976) and The Wonderful World of Disney (1995). She was married to Henry Arthur Guettel and Julian Bonar Beaty Jr. She died on June 26, 2014 in New York, New ...

93. 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 ...

94. Frank M. Robinson

Writer | The Towering Inferno

Frank M. Robinson was born on August 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Frank Malcolm Robinson. He was a writer, known for The Towering Inferno (1974), The Power (1968) and Milk (2008). He died on June 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California, USA.

95. 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 ...

96. Robert Hastings

Actor | The Poseidon Adventure

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 ...

97. Horst Bollmann

Actor | Das ausgefüllte Leben des Alexander Dubronski

Horst Bollmann was born on February 11, 1925 in Dessau, Germany. He was an actor, known for Das ausgefüllte Leben des Alexander Dubronski (1967), Wie ein Blitz (1970) and Das Millionending (1966). He was married to Hetty Jockenhöfer. He died on July 7, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

98. Ken Thorne

Music_department | Superman II

Ken Thorne was born on January 26, 1924 in East Dereham, Norfolk, England. He is known for his work on Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966). He was married to Linda Hayes. He died on July 9, 2014 in West Hills, Los Angeles, California, ...

99. Rosemary Murphy

Actress | To Kill a Mockingbird

Rosemary Murphy was born on January 13, 1925 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. She was an actress, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Eleanor and Franklin (1976) and Mighty Aphrodite (1995). She was married to Reginald Marsh. She died on July 5, 2014 in New York City, New York, USA.

100. Elaine Stritch

Actress | 30 Rock

A brash, incorrigible scene-stealer who led a six decade career that had many highs and lows, veteran Elaine Stritch certainly lived up to the Stephen Sondheim song "I'm Still Here". Having stolen so many moments on stage that she could be convicted of grand larceny, this tough old broad broached ...

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