DeathS in 2017

by bkekakis | created - 13 Jan 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

1. Bill Paxton

Actor | Aliens

Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World ...

Died February 25 (age 61)

2. Francine York

Actress | The Family Man

Francine York was born in the small mining town of Aurora, Minnesota to her parents, Frank and Sophie Yerich. When Francine was five, her family (including her younger sister, Deanne) moved to Cleveland, where she began to write short stories and take an interest in acting. At age nine, Francine ...

Died January 6 (age 80)

3. Om Puri

Actor | The Hundred-Foot Journey

Om Puri was an Indian actor who has appeared in both mainstream Indian films and art films. His credits also include appearances in British and American films. He has received an honorary OBE.

Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. His father worked on the railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri ...

Died January 6 (age 66)

4. Greg Bronson

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Greg Bronson was born on September 2, 1954 in Tuba City, Arizona, USA. He is known for his work on Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), How High (2001) and Clockstoppers (2002). He died on January 7, 2017 in Arizona.

Died January 7 (age 62)

5. Tony Rosato

Actor | Night Heat

Tony Rosato was born on December 26, 1954 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Antonio Rosato. He was an actor and writer, known for Night Heat (1985), Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) and Seeds of Doubt (1998). He was married to Leah Murray. He died on January 10, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Died January 9 (age 62)

6. Buddy Greco

Soundtrack | It Runs in the Family

Singer, composer songwriter, and pianist who conducted his own trio from 1944 to 1949 and thereafter performed with, and arranged for, the Benny Goodman orchestra into 1952. He sang in theatres and night clubs, and made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1957, his popular-song compositions include "...

Died January 10 (age 90)

7. Dick Gautier

Actor | Transformers

Dick Gautier was born on October 30, 1931 in Culver City, California, USA as Dick G. Gauthier. He was an actor and writer, known for The Transformers (1984), G.I. Joe (1985) and Get Smart (1965). He was married to Tess Hightower, Barbara Stuart and Beverly J. Gerber. He died on January 13, 2017 in ...

Died January 13 (age 85)

8. Barry Cassin

Actor | The Count of Monte Cristo

Barry Cassin was born on November 23, 1924 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Byzantium (2012) and Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog (1998). He was married to Nancy. He died on January 14, 2017 in Balbriggan, County Fingal, Ireland.

Died January 14 (age 93)

9. Roberta Peters

Actress | City Hall

Roberta Peters was born on May 4, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Roberta Peterman. She was an actress, known for City Hall (1996), The Voice of Firestone (1962) and Die Zauberflöte (1964). She was married to Bertram Fields and Robert Merrill. She died on January 18, 2017 in Rye, New ...

Died January 18 (age 86)

10. Miguel Ferrer

Actor | Traffic

Miguel Ferrer was born on February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Miguel José Ferrer. He was an actor, known for Traffic (2000), Crossing Jordan (2001) and RoboCop (1987). He was married to Lori Weintraub and Leilani Sarelle. He died on January 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Died January 19 (age 61)

11. Gorden Kaye

Actor | 'Allo 'Allo!

Gorden Kaye was born on April 7, 1941 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England as Gordon Irving Kaye. He was an actor, known for 'Allo 'Allo! (1982), Brazil (1985) and Born and Bred (1978). He died on January 23, 2017 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire.

Died January 23 (age 75)

12. Jay Bowdy

Actor | Prepper

Frederick Jay Bowdy was born in San Antonio, Texas, the first of two children of Lisa (Felton), and Frederick Eugene Bowdy, and the fifth of nine biological and step siblings of Tanya (Calloway). He grew up in multiple areas, including south Arlington and mostly in South Fort Worth. Jay attended ...

Died January 23 (age 33)

13. John C. McLaughlin

Actor | The Man Who Wasn't There

John C. McLaughlin was born on March 11, 1941 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. He was an actor, known for The Man Who Wasn't There (1983), JAG (1995) and Simon & Simon (1981). He died on January 23, 2017.

Died January 23 (age 75)

14. Kevin Geer

Actor | The Pelican Brief

Kevin Geer's celebrated acting career includes appearances in feature film, on television, Broadway, Off-Broadway and London's West End. He recently completed one of the lead roles in the independent feature film Bunker Hill, from director Kevin Willmott (CSA: Confederate States of America). Geer ...

Died January 25 (age 64)

15. John Hurt

Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four

This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is the son of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnold Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and ...

Died January 25 (age 77)

16. Mary Tyler Moore

Actress | Ordinary People

Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936, in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her ...

Died January 25 (age 80)

17. Mike Connors

Actor | Mannix

He once jokingly described himself as 'a frustrated song-and-dance man' who wound up typecast as a TV crime fighter. Tall, handsome Armenian-American Mike Connors had a minor career in the movies before becoming a star on the small screen as the impeccably dressed macho sleuth Joe Mannix. Towards ...

Died January 26 (age 91)

18. Barbara Hale

Actress | Perry Mason

Barbara was born on 18 April 1922, as one of two children. As a young girl, Ms. Hale intended to major in art and drawing; she began her professional career as a model for a comic strip called "Ramblin' Bill", during the time she was working her way through The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. She ...

Died January 26 (age 94)

19. Stephen Joyce

Actor | Matinee Theatre

Stephen Joyce is an American actor of theater, television and film. He was born March 7, 1931 in New York City, to Stephen James Joyce and Ruth Rita Reilly. The family moved to Brooklyn, and he attended parochial schools, Xavier High, a Jesuit Military school and Fordham University where he majored...

Died January 26 (age 83)

20. Emmanuelle Riva

Actress | Amour

An only child, Emmanuelle was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, but eventually grew up in Remiremont. Her mother, Jeanne Fernande Nourdin, was a seamstress. Her father, René Alfred "Alfredo" Riva, was a sign writer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. She dreamed of becoming an actress ...

Died January 27 (age 89)

21. Eléonore Hirt

Actress | Un amour de sorcière

Eléonore Hirt was born on December 19, 1919 in Basel, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for Un amour de sorcière (1997), Comédie (1966) and Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978). She was married to André Rouyer and Michel Piccoli. She died on January 27, 2017 in Paris, France.

Died January 27 (age 97)

22. Frank Pellegrino

Actor | Goodfellas

Frank Pellegrino was born on May 19, 1944 in East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA as Frank Joseph Pellegrino. He was an actor and producer, known for Goodfellas (1990), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and Cop Land (1997). He was married to Josephine Nicita. He died on January 31, 2017 in Memorial ...

Died January 31 (age 73)

23. Alec McCowen

Actor | Never Say Never Again

Alec McCowen was born Alexander Duncan McCowan on May 26, 1925 in Tunbridge Wells, England. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in 1942. He established his reputation in classical stage roles, appearing in the ensemble of Laurence Olivier's famed ...

Died February 6 (age 91)

24. Irwin Corey

Actor | The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority," was born on July 29, 1914, in Brooklyn, New York. He and his five siblings were wards of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum, and during the Great Depression, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp. Possessing brawn as well as brains, ...

Died February 6 (age 102)

25. Richard Hatch

Actor | Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming

Born in Santa Monica, California, USA, Richard Hatch was studying classical piano at the age of eight, and knew he wanted to carve out a career as a performer before he reached his teens. After attending Harbor College in San Pedro, he joined a Los Angeles repertory company with which he traveled ...

Died February 7 (age 71)

26. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

Actress | An Ideal Husband

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, or TP-T as she had become widely recognised by the nation, first rose to fame in the Nineties when she was a budding writer and fashion enthusiast eager to share her views with the world by entering into a newly-found London lifestyle - a big change from her quintessentially ...

Died February 8 (age 45)

27. Breck Wilson

Actor | Clueless

Breck Wilson was born in Carthage, Missouri and attended college at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In 1990 he headed west on Route 66 out of Carthage and landed on the Santa Monica Pier. When confronted by the Pacific Ocean, he decided to back track briefly 22 miles to Hollywood. After...

Died February 10 (age 48)

28. Sara Coward

Actress | Inspector Morse

Sara was born in South East London and on leaving the local grammar school went to Bristol University, gaining a degree in English and Drama before enrolling at the Guildhall School of Drama in London. Whilst there she won a contract to work with the BBC radio repertory company, which gained her an...

Died February 13 (age 69)

29. Warren Frost

Actor | Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Born and raised in upstate Vermont, Warren Frost left home at age 17 to enlist in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his service, he worked mainly in theater. He has a doctorate in theater arts from the University of Minnesota and a published playwright with four plays to his credit and has ...

Died February 17 (age 91)

30. George 'The Animal' Steele

Actor | Ed Wood

George 'The Animal' Steele ( his professional wrestling name) was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA as William James Myers. He was a wrestling superstar in the WWF. He had a public image of a wild type of creature that chewed on the turn buckles and sported a green tongue. In the 1990s he became an ...

Died February 17 (age 79)

31. Neil Fingleton

Actor | X: First Class

Neil Fingleton was born on February 18, 1980 in Durham, England. He is known for his work on X: First Class (2011), 47 Ronin (2013) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). He died on February 25, 2017 in London, England.

Died February 25 (age 36)

32. Miriam Colon

Actress | Scarface

Miriam Colon was born on August 20, 1936 in Ponce, Puerto Rico as Miriam Colon Valle. She was an actress, known for Scarface (1983), Goal! The Dream Begins (2005) and Sabrina (1995). She was married to Fred Valle and George Paul Edgar. She died on March 3, 2017 in New York City, New York, USA.

Died March 3 (age 80)

33. Tony Haygarth

Actor | Chicken Run

Instantly recognisable, often bearded Liverpudlian character actor who has been regularly featured on stage and screen in period productions, police dramas, sitcoms and soaps during a career spanning five decades. Extremely prolific and versatile, he has taken on just about any type of role, ...

Died March 10 (age 72)

34. John Forgeham

Actor | Mean Machine

John Forgeham was born on May 14, 1941 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England as John Henry George Forgham. He was an actor, known for Mean Machine (2001), The Italian Job (1969) and Kiss of the Dragon (2001). He was married to Arlene Garciano, Fiesta Mei Ling and Georgina Hale. He died on March...

Died March 10 (age 75)

35. Lawrence Montaigne

Actor | The Great Escape

"Every actor should have a Great Escape" wrote Lawrence Montaigne in his autobiography "A Vulcan Odyssey". He referred, of course, to the famous 1960's P.O.W. classic in which he played a small role. His character, Canadian prisoner Haynes, gets killed at the end of the film. Nonetheless, this was ...

Died March 17 (age 86)

36. Tony Russel

Actor | La leggenda di Fra Diavolo

One of several American actors who migrated to Europe in the early 60s when their careers here weren't panning out, Antonio Pietro Russo was born in 1925 in Wisconsin of Italian immigrants. Brought up with a strong religious foundation, he developed an interest in acting at a relatively young age ...

Died March 18 (age 91)

37. Sandy Webster

Actor | Lost and Found

Sandy Webster was born on January 30, 1923 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada as Alexander Robertson Webster. He was an actor, known for Lost and Found (1979), Wind at My Back (1996) and The Great Detective (1977). He was married to Ruth Marie Fennel. He died on March 22, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario.

Died March 22 (age 94)

38. Tomas Milian

Actor | Traffic

Tomas Milian, an American actor born in Cuba; was trained at the Actors Studio. He appeared in a few plays on Broadway, as well as in a show by Jean Cocteau in Spoleto. Mauro Bolognini noticed him and that was the starting point of a rich cinematographic career in Italy, where he played in all ...

Died March 22 (age 84)

39. Lola Albright

Actress | Peter Gunn

Lola Jean Albright was born on July 20, 1924 in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of John Paul Albright and Marion Harvey, both of whom were gospel singers. She worked as a model before moving to Hollywood in the mid-1940s, studied piano for 20 years and worked as a receptionist at radio station WAKR in ...

Died March 23 (age 92)

40. Jean Rouverol

Actress | It's a Gift

Jean Rouverol was born on July 8, 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for It's a Gift (1934), Guiding Light (1952) and Bar 20 Rides Again (1935). She was married to Hugo Butler. She died on March 24, 2017 in Wingdale, New York, USA.

Died March 24 (age 100)

41. Christine Kaufmann

Actress | Taras Bulba

Christine Kaufmann was born on January 11, 1945 in Lengdorf, Styria, Austria as Christine Maria Kaufmann. She was an actress, known for Taras Bulba (1962), Town Without Pity (1961) and The Last Days of Pompeii (1959). She was married to Klaus Zey, Reno Eckstein, Achim Lenz and Tony Curtis. She died...

Died March 28 (age 72)

42. Tim Pigott-Smith

Actor | V for Vendetta

British classical stage and TV actor Tim Pigott-Smith was a familiar face both here and in his native England. A drama major, he graduated from the University of Bristol in 1967 (where he frequently returned to lecture) and made his professional debut two years later with the Bristol Old Vic. ...

Died April 7 (age 70)

43. Peter Hansen

Actor | General Hospital

Peter Hansen was born on December 5, 1921 in Oakland, California, USA as Peter Franklin Hansen. He was an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), The War of the Roses (1989) and Dragonfly (2002). He was married to Florence Elizabeth (Betty) Moe. He died on April 9, 2017 in Santa Clarita, ...

Died April 9 (age 95)

44. Charlie Murphy

Actor | Norbit

Charlie Murphy was born on July 12, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Quinton Murphy. He was an actor and writer, known for Norbit (2007), Night at the Museum (2006) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). He was married to Tisha Taylor Murphy. He died on April 12, 2017 in New York City.

Died April 12 (age 57)

45. Clifton James

Actor | Live and Let Die

Blustery, stocky, loud although often genial character actor who has created a niche for himself playing often frustrated and fast talking Southern characters... most noticeably as Sheriff J.W. Pepper alongside Roger Moore in the James Bond adventures Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man with the ...

Died April 15 (age 96)

46. Yvonne Monlaur

Actress | The Brides of Dracula

Yvonne Thérèse Marie Camille Bedat de Monlaur was born in France, the daughter of a French poet and a Russian ballerina and pianist. As a youngster she was trained for ballet and in her late teens worked as a model for Elle fashion magazine. By the mid-1950's, she also began appearing in French and...

Died April 18 (age 77)

47. Erin Moran

Actress | Joanie Loves Chachi

Born in Burbank, California, USA on October 18, 1960, Erin Moran was the youngest daughter of Sharon and Edward Moran, who have five other children. She attended Walter Reed Junior High School for one year and North Hollywood High School for another year. Her first professional acting job was in a ...

Died April 22 (age 56)

48. Kathleen Crowley

Actress | The Rebel Set

Kathleen Crowley represented her home state of New Jersey in the Miss America pageant in 1949, placed sixth and (with the scholarship money she won) enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York. She played the plum title roles in prestigious TV productions of Robert Montgomery ...

Died April 23 (age 87)

49. Don Gordon

Actor | Bullitt

Don Gordon was born on November 13, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Donald Walter Guadagno. He was an actor, known for Bullitt (1968), The Towering Inferno (1974) and Papillon (1973). He was married to Denise Farr, Bek Nelson, Nita Talbot and Helen Westcott. He died on April 24, 2017 in Los...

Died April 24 (age 90)

50. Lorna Gray

Actress | Daughter of Don Q

Born Virginia Pound, Lorna Gray was "discovered" by an agent while modeling in a fashion show. She was given a screen test, and Columbia was impressed enough to sign her to a contract (it was at this time that she was given the name "Lorna Gray", which she kept until 1945, when she changed it to "...

Died April 30 (age 99)

51. Daliah Lavi

Actress | Ten Little Indians

She was a star in Europe long before she made a dent in Hollywood in the late 60s. Along with other foreign imports at the time, such as Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, Elke Sommer, Ewa Aulin, Senta Berger, Rosanna Schiaffino, Shirley Eaton, Sylva Koscina, Barbara Bouchet, et al., she pursued sex ...

Died May 3 (age 76)

52. Quinn O'Hara

Actress | The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini

Quinn O'Hara was born on January 3, 1941 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Alice Jones. She was an actress, known for The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966), The Fall Guy (1981) and Cry of the Banshee (1970). She was married to Bill Kirk. She died on May 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died May 5 (age 76)

53. Curt Lowens

Actor | Angels & Demons

Curt Lowens was born on November 17, 1925 in Allenstein, East Prussia, Germany as Kurt Löwenstein. He is known for his work on Angels & Demons (2009), Flightplan (2005) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004). He was married to Katherine Guilford. He died on May 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...

Died May 8 (age 91)

54. Michael Parks

Actor | Red State

Michael Parks is known as an actor's actor by his peers with a breadth of astonishing range that has allowed him to portray stunning contrasts--sometimes in the same film, like in Tusk (2014), starring in dual roles as an erudite serial killer opposite Justin Long, and as a feeble rube opposite ...

Died May 9 (age 77)

55. Geoffrey Bayldon

Actor | A Night to Remember

Born Leeds, England and trained at Old Vic Theatre School, 1947-1949. First stage appearance in "Tough at the Top" (C.B. Cochran's last musical) in 1949, followed by seasons at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; Glasgow Citizen's and Birmingham Repertory Theatre. First in ...

Died May 10 (age 93)

56. Powers Boothe

Actor | The Avengers

Incisive, gravelly-voiced screen tough guy Powers Boothe was born on June 1, 1948 in Snyder, Texas, a sharecropper's son. Used to hard physical work "chopping cotton" as a youngster, he went on to become the first member of his family to attend university. He then proceeded to study acting via a ...

Died May 14 (age 68)

57. Jerry Catron

Actor | Star Trek

Jerry Catron was born on February 21, 1932 in Welch, West Virginia as Jerry Eugene Catron. He is known for his work on Star Trek (1966), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Mannix (1967). He died on May 6, 2017 in Novato, California, USA.

Died May 16 (age 85)

58. Roger Moore

Actor | Moonraker

Roger Moore will perhaps always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down.

Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of Lillian (Pope) and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. His ...

Died May 23 (age 89)

59. Jared Martin

Actor | War of the Worlds

Born in Manhattan, New York to Charles E. Martin, prolific cover artist and cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, and Florence Taylor, an artist and homemaker; Jared began acting at the age of thirteen when his parents gave him the choice of learning to play the piano or acting in the local ...

Died May 24 (age 75)

60. Margaret Ann Garza

Actress | Mercury Plains

Margaret Ann Garza was born on March 21, 1986 in Laredo, Texas, USA. She was an actress, known for Mercury Plains (2016), Goin' Guerrilla (2013) and Quad X: The Porn Movie Massacre (2015). She died on May 30, 2017 in Round Rock, Texas.

Died May 30 (age 31)

61. Molly Peters

Actress | Thunderball

Molly Peters was a gorgeous and voluptuous British blonde bombshell actress and model who alas only appeared in a handful of films and TV shows during her regrettably fleeting acting career in the mid 60s. Molly was born in 1942 in Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk, England. Peters started out as a model...

Died May 30 (age 75)

62. Wendell Burton

Actor | The Sterile Cuckoo

Most impressionable and indelibly remembered as the sensitive, cherubic-faced college student/boyfriend of Liza Minnelli in The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), actor Wendell Burton was born in Texas on July 21, 1947. When Wendell was only five, his father, an Air Force technical sergeant, was killed in a ...

Died May 30 (age 69)

63. Elena Verdugo

Actress | Marcus Welby, M.D.

Most baby-boomers remember actress Elena Verdugo from her pleasant, plain but rather dowdy Emmy-nominated role as "Consuelo Lopez", the altruistic assistant and sometime aide-de-camp to Robert Young's general practitioner for several seasons on the popular Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) dramatic series....

Died May 30 (age 92)

64. Lyn James

Actress | Nicholas Nickleby

Welsh-born actress, best known for her portrayal of Helen Gordon in TV's The Young Doctors, a role she played continuously from the soap's inception in 1976 until its cancellation by Australia's Nine network in 1982.

Lyn James died in Sydney, Australia in 2017 at the age of 87, her husband having ...

Died May 31 (age 87)

65. Tino Insana

Actor | Beverly Hills Cop III

Tino Insana was born on February 15, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Silvio Peter Insana. He is known for his work on Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), Neighbors (1981) and Sledge Hammer! (1986). He was married to Dana Moller. He died on May 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died May 31 (age 69)

66. Roy Barraclough

Actor | Funland

Roy Barraclough began his career as a draughtsman, taking time off to work as an entertainer in a holiday camp on the Isle of Wight. Combining his day job with local amateur theatre for several years, he was eventually offered a full-time acting contract by repertory theatre producer Nita Valerie ...

Died June 1 (age 81)

67. Sonja Sutter

Actress | Lieben wie gedruckt

Proficient in Greek and Latin and self-taught in classic literature, Sonja Sutter was a captivating actress who achieved dramatic depths on both stage and screen during a career which commenced in 1951. A banker's daughter, she had completed a rudimentary education in her home town (Freiburg) where...

Died June 2 (age 86)

68. Peter Sallis

Actor | The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Peter Sallis was born on February 1, 1921 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England as Peter John Sallis. He was an actor, known for The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Last of the Summer Wine (1973) and The Wrong Trousers (1993). He was married to Elaine Usher. He died on June 2, 2017 in Denville Hall, ...

Died June 2 (age 96)

69. Roger Smith

Actor | 77 Sunset Strip

Debonair, exceedingly handsome Roger Smith was born in South Gate, California to Dallas and Leone Smith on December 18, 1932. At age 6, his parents enrolled him at a professional school for singing, elocution and dancing lessons. By age 12, the family moved to Nogales, Arizona, a small town on the ...

Died June 4 (age 84)

70. Glenne Headly

Actress | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

For the past fourteen years, she has said that family has been the most important thing to her and she has set most of her time aside to be a "present" mother to her son. Movies, plays and television are chosen, for the most part, when they occur in town or on a school break. She has taken the ...

Died June 8 (age 62)

71. Adam West

Actor | Batman

Adam West was born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson, a farmer, and his wife Audrey V. (Speer), an opera singer. At age 10, Adam had a cache of comic books, and "Batman" made a big impression on him--the comic hero was part bat-man...

Died June 9 (age 88)

72. Lou Volpe

Actor | Divorced White Male

Lou Volpe was born in Italy and emigrated to the US at an early age. He has been an actor/writer for many years and has worked in several films, television shows and stage plays. He also has written/produced/directed 2 feature films and one short film, and written several screenplays, TV pilots/...

Died June 10 (age 61)

73. Bill Stoneking

Producer | Bully of the Mob

Bill Stoneking is a critically acclaimed Chicago based screen actor, voice-over artist, comedian as well as writer, director and producer.

Born in Oak Park, IL to parents William Andrew Stoneking Sr. and Yvette Doreen Dube, Bill grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from the Columbia ...

Died June 10 (age 50)

74. Anita Pallenberg

Actress | Barbarella

Anita Pallenberg is probably best known for her romantic links to three of the original Rolling Stones. She was born in Italy in 1942. She became a model and appeared on covers of magazines such as Vogue. In 1965, she began dating Brian Jones. Subsequently, she left him for Keith Richards in 1967. ...

Died June 13 (age 75)

75. Bill Dana

Actor | The Bill Dana Show

Comedian, author and composer, educated at Emerson College. He served in the US Infantry during World War II. Later, he was part of the team Dana and Wood on television and in supper clubs. As a single, he appeared on television with Martha Raye and Imogene Coca and was a writer for Steve Allen, ...

Died June 15 (age 92)

76. Stephen Furst

Actor | Animal House

Stephen Furst was born on May 8, 1954 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Stephen Fuerstein. He was an actor and director, known for Animal House (1978), Babylon 5 (1994) and The Dream Team (1989). He was married to Lorraine Furst. He died on June 16, 2017 in Moorpark, California, USA.

Died June 16 (age 63)

77. Keith Loneker

Actor | Out of Sight

Despite growing up in a small town in New Jersey, Keith Loneker knew early in life that he had bigger things in store for him. You'd never know by his hulking body that this giant is an underdog. Loneker has overcome many personal obstacles to defy the odds his entire life. In high school he ...

Died June 22 (age 46)

78. Michael Nyqvist

Actor | Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Born Rolf Åke Mikael Nyqvist in Stockholm, Sweden, it wasn't until he was over a year old when he was finally adopted from the orphanage he had been given to. His father was a lawyer and his mother a writer. It wasn't until he had his first child that he decided to seek out his biological parents. ...

Died June 27 (age 56)

79. Heathcote Williams

Actor | Basic Instinct 2

Heathcote Williams was born on November 15, 1941 in Helsby, Cheshire, England as John Henley Heathcote Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for Basic Instinct 2 (2006), La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano (1998) and Hotel (2001). He died on July 1, 2017 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

Died July 1 (age 75)

80. Joe Robinson

Actor | Diamonds Are Forever

Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1927 (not 1929 as some references give) Joe Robinson came from a famous family of wrestlers. Both his father Joseph Robinson Senior and grandfather John were world champions. Following in their footsteps Joe Junior won the wrestling European Heavyweight Championship ...

Died July 3 (age 90)

81. Nelsan Ellis

Actor | The Butler

Nelsan Ellis was an award-winning American film and television actor and playwright, perhaps best known as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's True Blood (2008).

Nelsan was born on November 30, 1977, in Harvey, Illinois, the son of Jackie Ellis and Tommie Lee Thompson. Following his parents' divorce, Ellis ...

Died July 8 (age 39)

82. Elsa Martinelli

Actress | Hatari!

Elsa Martinelli was born in the central Tuscan city of Grosseto into a struggling family, one of eight siblings. She had to earn her keep from the age of twelve, delivering groceries in Rome. Looking older than her years suggested, she then did some part time work as a bar maid. Aged sixteen and ...

Died July 8 (age 82)

83. Martin Landau

Actor | Ed Wood

Oscar-winning character actor Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. At age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News as a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for Billy Rose's "Pitching Horseshoes" column. He also ...

Died July 15 (age 89)

84. Evan Helmuth

Actor | Fever Pitch

Evan Helmuth was born in 1977 as Evan Hershey Helmuth. He was an actor and producer, known for Fever Pitch (2005), Jobs (2013) and The Devil Inside (2012). He died on July 17, 2017.

Died July 17 (age 40)

85. Harvey Atkin

Actor | Meatballs

Harvey Atkin was born on December 18, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Meatballs (1979), Cagney & Lacey (1981) and The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police (1997). He was married to Celia Tessler. He died on July 17, 2017 in Toronto.

Died July 17 (age 74)

86. Red West

Actor | Safe Haven

Robert "Red" Gene West was a close friend of Elvis Presley and a member of Presley's inner circle, known as "The Memphis Mafia". He first met Elvis in high school, where he was a year behind him. West played football for the Memphis Tigers high school football team, boxed in the Golden Gloves and ...

Died July 18 (age 81)

87. John Heard

Actor | Home Alone

John Heard was a very talented actor who established himself as a respected thespian in the late 1970s and early '80s, though he is perhaps better known for his turns as Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin')s father in the Home Alone (1990) movies.

John was born in Washington, D.C., to Helen (...

Died July 21 (age 71)

88. Jimmy Clem

Actor | The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, Part II

Jimmy was a Cattle Rancher, where he owned and bred one of the most respected and revered Brahman cattle herds in the world for several decades. He was also a Movie Star, where he appeared in twelve movies, the most notable, the Town that Dreaded Sundown. He was in the oil business and was a road ...

Died July 22 (age 84)

89. Peter Rnic

Actor | Mechanic: Resurrection

Petar Rnic was born in London in 1948 to a Serbian father and English mother. He was trained by Stuart Mullins at stage school before he started acting in 1999. He was also bodyguard to the Serbian Royal Family, and World, European and British Tug of War Champion. His first major film was Triads, ...

Died July 23 (age 68)

90. Russell Durham Comegys

Actor | The Punisher

Russell Comegys was raised in Vidalia, Georgia. Graduated from Vidalia Comprehensive High School and attended Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon Georgia, a Baptist College, where he took his first acting class. Transferred to the University of Georgia where he changed majors his senior year ...

Died July 23 (age 45)

91. Hywel Bennett

Actor | Neverwhere

Hywel Bennett was born on April 8, 1944 in Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales as Hywel Thomas Bennett. He was an actor, known for Neverwhere (1996), Twisted Nerve (1968) and The Family Way (1966). He was married to Sandra Layne Fulford and Cathy McGowan. He died on July 25, 2017 in Deal, Kent, England.

Died July 25 (age 73)

92. Robert Dunlap

Cinematographer | Xaviera Hollander, the Happy Hooker: Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary

Robert Dunlap was born on 29 November 1942 and is an actor and producer.

His family is of Scottish/Czech descent. He studied at Lincoln High School in San Jose, and graduated in 1960. Upon graduation, Robert was accepted at the young age of 17 to train as an actor at Pasadena Playhouse. He became a ...

Died July 27 (age 74)

93. Sam Shepard

Actor | August: Osage County

Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers in Fort Sheridan, IL, to Jane Elaine (Schook), a teacher, and Samuel Shepard Rogers, a teacher and farmer who was also in the army. As the eldest son of a US Army officer (and WWII bomber pilot), Shepard spent his early childhood moving from base to base ...

Died July 27 (age 73)

94. Jeanne Moreau

Actress | Jules et Jim

When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows (1958) immediately followed by The Lovers (1958), he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie ...

Died July 31 (age 89)

95. Mariann Mayberry

Actress | War of the Worlds

Mariann Mayberry was born on May 25, 1965 in Springfield, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for War of the Worlds (2005), Handsome Harry (2009) and Dogman (2012). She was married to Scott Jaeck. She died on August 1, 2017 in Simsbury, Connecticut, USA.

Died August 1 (age 52)

96. Robert Hardy

Actor | Sense and Sensibility

One of England's most successful and enduring character actors, with a prolific screen career on television and in films, Robert Hardy was acclaimed for his versatility and the depth of his performances.

Born in Cheltenham in 1925, he studied at Oxford University and, in 1949, he joined the ...

Died August 3 (age 91)

97. Ty Hardin

Actor | Riptide

Though born in New York City, Ty was raised in Texas and, after military service during the Korean War, took some classes at Texas A&M. He then moved west to California and won some minor roles in B movies. When TV's Clint Walker insisted on improvements in his Cheyenne (1955) contract, Warner ...

Died August 3 (age 87)

98. Glen Campbell

Soundtrack | True Grit

Glen Campbell was born on April 22, 1936 in Billstown, Arkansas, USA as Glen Travis Campbell. He was married to Kim Campbell, Sarah Jan Barg Davis, Billie Jean Nunley and Diane Kirk. He died on August 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Died August 8 (age 81)

99. Joseph Bologna

Actor | Big Daddy

Before signing with director Stanley Donen to play Michael Caine's libidinous best friend in Blame It on Rio (1984), Joe Bologna netted rave reviews for his Sid Caesar send-up in the well-received comedy My Favorite Year (1982) with Peter O'Toole. Well known as both a writer and an actor, Bologna ...

Died August 13 (age 82)

100. Sonny Landham

Actor | Predator

An actor with a powerful physique, booming voice and who has played several "Native American" characters, Sonny Landham first broke into mainstream film with a bit part as a police officer in Walter Hill's gang film The Warriors (1979), then other minor roles in Southern Comfort (1981) & Poltergeist...

Died August 17 (age 76)



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