Celebrities Lost To HIV/AIDS.by big-gun | created - 07 Jul 2016 | updated - 5 days ago | Public
Celebrities who lost their lives to HIV or AIDS.
Soundtrack | Closer
Cazuza was born on April 4, 1958 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Agenor de Miranda Araújo Neto. He died on July 9, 1990 in Rio de Janeiro.
2. Peter Adair
Director | Absolutely Positive
Peter Adair was born on November 25, 1943 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Absolutely Positive (1991), The AIDS Show (1986) and In the 1st Degree (1995). He died on June 27, 1996 in San Francisco, California.
3. Alvin Ailey
Ailey was born in the rural town of Rogers, Texas, USA. His childhood memories and experiences often informed his choreography; the most notable of his works was "Blues Suite", "Cry" (choreographed for Judith Jamison), and "Revelations", a ballet based on Ailey's observations and experiences in ...
Cinematographer | Days of Heaven
One of the highest appraised contemporary cinematographers. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba by age 18 to join his exiled anti-Franco father. In Havana, he founded a cineclub and wrote film reviews. Then, he went on to study in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale. He directed six shorts in Cuba ...
Director | Dirty Dancing
Emile Ardolino was born on May 9, 1943 in Maspeth, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Dirty Dancing (1987), Great Performances: Dance in America (1976) and He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (1983). He died on November 20, 1993 in Bel Air, California, USA.
6. Arthur Ashe
Self | The French
Arthur Ashe grew up in segregated Richmond, Virgina where he decided to make a career out of tennis where he won his first U.S. Open in 1968, the first ever won by a black player. Ashe firmly established his stardom in 1975 after beating Jimmy Connors to take the Wimbledon title. As a tennis ...
Tennis champion, activist.
Soundtrack | Beauty and the Beast
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Howard Ashman moved to New York City in 1974 and began writing plays while working as an editor in a publishing house. His work attracted attention and he became WPA Theatre's artist director in 1977. In 1982, Ashman collaborated with composer Alan Menken on the ...
Composer, writer, producer.
8. Isaac Asimov
Writer | I, Robot
Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Judah Ozimov, on January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi shtetl, near Smolensk, Russia. He was the oldest of three children. His father, named Judah Ozimov, and his mother, named Anna Rachel Ozimov (nee Berman), were Orthodox Jews. Ozimov family were millers (the name Ozimov ...
9. Amanda Blake
Actress | Gunsmoke
Amanda Blake was born in Buffalo, NY, of English and Scottish descent. She and her parents moved to Claremont, California, while Amanda was still in high school, and she graduated from Claremont High. She enrolled at Pomona College but, due to her avid participation in community and theater ...
10. Jorge Bolet
Music_department | À la place du coeur
Jorge Bolet was born on November 15, 1914 in Havana, Cuba. He is known for his work on À la place du coeur (1998), Song Without End (1960) and Music for You (1951). He died on October 16, 1990 in Mountain View, California, USA.
11. Leigh Bowery
Actor | The Ghosts of Oxford Street
Leigh Bowery was born on March 26, 1961 in Sunshine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was an actor, known for The Ghosts of Oxford Street (1991), Degrees of Blindness (1988) and Hail the New Puritan (1987). He died on December 31, 1994 in London, England.
Performance artist, fashion designer.
Director | Forbidden Letters
One of the pioneers of independent gay cinema in the 1970s and '80s, Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. is best known for his 1985 drama, Buddies (the first feature film about AIDS). Working across multiple genres including documentary, narrative, adult and short form filmmaking, Bressan's boldness and ...
13. Merritt Butrick
Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Merritt Butrick was born on September 3, 1959 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. He was an actor, known for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He died on March 17, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
14. Michael Callen
Actor | Philadelphia
Michael Callen was born on April 11, 1955 in Indiana, USA as Michael Lane Callen. He was an actor, known for Philadelphia (1993), Zero Patience (1993) and The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017). He died on December 27, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
15. Bobbi Campbell
Self | Horizon
Bobbi Campbell was born on January 28, 1952 in Columbus, Georgia, USA as Jr. Robert Boyle Campbell. He died on August 15, 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA.
16. Ian Charleson
Actor | Chariots of Fire
Being born and raised in Edinburgh, Charleson attended the Royal High School and then went on to attend Edinburgh University. He initially studied architecture but switched to an MA degree after cultivating an interest in acting. He won a place at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after ...
17. Tina Chow
Tina Chow was born Bettina Louise Lutz to a Japanese mother and a German-American father in 1951. In her teens, she and her sister, Adelle Lutz, enjoyed success as models for Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido's advertising campaign. This was a primer for Tina's future status as a major fashion icon...
Model, restaurateur, jewelry designer.
18. Roy M. Cohn
Roy M. Cohn was born on February 20, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA as Roy Marcus Cohn. He died on August 2, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
19. Robbin Crosby
Soundtrack | The Wrestler
Robbin Crosby was born on August 4, 1959 in La Jolla, California, USA as Robbinson Lantz Crosby. He was married to Laurie Ann Carr. He died on June 6, 2002 in Los Angeles, California.
20. Brad Davis
Actor | Midnight Express
Born in Florida in 1949, Brad Davis moved to Georgia after graduating from high school to pursue an acting career. From there, he moved to New York City, twice, to find work. By the early 1970s Davis was acting in off-Broadway plays while studying acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage ...
21. Bobby DeBarge
Self | Bandstand
Bobby DeBarge was born on March 5, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Louis DeBarge Jr. He was married to Teri DeBarge. He died on August 16, 1995 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
23. Robert Drivas
Actor | Cool Hand Luke
Actor-turned-director Robert Drivas showed dark, brooding power and strong potential on the 60s stage, film and TV but, in the long run, did not achieve the kind of success he deserved. Born on November 21, 1935, the Coral Gables, Florida native initially studied his craft at the Universities of ...
24. Denholm Elliott
Actor | A Room with a View
Much-loved character actor who specialised in playing slightly sleazy/slightly eccentric and often flawed upper middle class English gentlemen. His career spanned nearly 40 years, becoming a well-known face both in Britain and in the States.
25. Perry Ellis
Costume_designer | Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz
Perry Edwin Ellis was born in 1940 in Portsmouth, Virginia, an only child. Until the age of nine, he and his parents lived with his grandmother in a huge old house which was filled with vintage clothing that belonged to Perry's aunts, which he found fascinating just looking at them. After ...
26. Kenny Everett
Actor | Bloodbath at the House of Death
Kenny Everett was born on December 25, 1944 in Seaforth, Liverpool, England as Maurice James Christopher Cole. He was a writer and actor, known for Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984), Dateline Diamonds (1965) and Making Whoopee (1970). He was married to Lee Middleton. He died on April 4, 1995 ...
Comedian, TV and radio personality.
27. Wayland Flowers
Actor | Madame's Place
Wayland Flowers was born on November 26, 1939 in Dawson, Georgia, USA as Wayland Parrott Flowers. He was an actor and writer, known for Madame's Place (1982), Norman... Is That You? (1976) and The Hollywood Squares (Syndication) (1971). He died on October 11, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
28. Althea Flynt
Althea Flynt was born on November 6, 1953 in Marietta, Ohio, USA as Althea Leasure. She was married to Larry Flynt. She died on June 27, 1987 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Wife of Larry Flynt.
29. Tom Fogerty
Soundtrack | Café de Flore
Tom Fogerty was born on November 9, 1941 in Berkeley, California, USA as Thomas Richard Fogerty. He was an actor, known for Café de Flore (2011), Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bootleg (1969) and Creedence Clearwater Revival Live in London (1970). He was married to Patricia Suzanne Clapper ...
Guitarist, Creedence Clearwater Revival.
30. Richard Frank
Actor | Amadeus
Richard Frank was born on January 4, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Amadeus (1984), Remington Steele (1982) and Falcon Crest (1981). He died on August 27, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
31. Andy Fraser
Soundtrack | American Beauty
Andy Fraser was born on July 3, 1952 in Paddington, London, England as Andrew McLan Fraser. He was married to Henrietta (Ri). He died on March 16, 2015 in Temecula, California, USA.
Singer, songwriter, musician.
32. Leonard Frey
Actor | Fiddler on the Roof
Leonard Frey originally wanted to become an artist, but in college he became interested in acting. He made his stage debut in an off-Broadway production of "Little Mary Sunshine" and his film debut as a celebrant in Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (1966), but he first rose to prominence ...
33. Tom Fuccello
Actor | Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
Tom Fuccello was born on December 11, 1936 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1967), Dallas (1978) and A Death in California (1985). He died on August 16, 1993 in Van Nuys, California, USA.
34. Alison Gertz
Self | Good Morning America
Alison Gertz was born on February 27, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. She died on August 8, 1992 in Westhampton Beach, Long Island, New York.
35. Paul Giovanni
Soundtrack | The Wicker Man
Paul Giovanni was born in 1933. He died on June 17, 1990 in New York City, New York, USA.
36. Elizabeth Glaser
Elizabeth Glaser was born on November 11, 1947 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Elizabeth Meyer. She is known for her work on And the Band Played On (1993), Convention '92 (1992) and 60 Minutes (1968). She was married to Paul Michael Glaser. She died on December 3, 1994 in Los Angeles, ...
Wife of Paul Michael Glaser, activist.
Soundtrack | Deadpool
Howard Greenfield was born on March 15, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Deadpool (2016), Grease 2 (1982) and Transsiberian (2008). He died on March 4, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
38. Kevin Peter Hall
Actor | Predator 2
This African American actor attended Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He started his junior year at 6' 5" and finished it at 6' 9"! He played basketball throughout his high-school years and won a scholarship. He averaged 18 points a game and 10 rebounds! He played basketball ...
Costume_department | God Told Me To
Born Roy Frowick Halston on April 23, 1932 in Des Moines, Iowa, Halston was a product of America's heartland. He led a classic Iowa childhood playing in soap box derby races, fishing, visiting farms, and the like. Halston took an interest in sewing from his mother, and from an early age he showed a...
40. Keith Haring
Art_department | Love Is Strange
Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on February 16, 1990 in New York City, New York, USA.
41. Dan Hartman
Soundtrack | Scrooged
Dan Hartman was born on December 8, 1950 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on March 22, 1994 in Westport, Connecticut, USA.
Singer, songwriter, musician.
42. Ofra Haza
Soundtrack | The Prince of Egypt
Ofra Haza was born on November 19, 1957 in Tel Aviv, Israel as Bat-Sheva Ofra Haza. She was married to Doron Ashkenazi. She died on February 23, 2000 in Ramat Gan, Israel.
43. Anthony Holland
Actor | All That Jazz
Anthony Holland was born on March 3, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for All That Jazz (1979), Midnight Cowboy (1969) and The Lonely Lady (1983). He died on July 9, 1988 in New York City, New York.
44. John Holmes
Actor | The Jade Pussycat
Born John Curtis Estes on August 8, 1944, in rural Pickaway County, Ohio, the youngest of four children, porn legend John Holmes was raised by a religious fanatic mother named Mary and an abusive alcoholic stepfather named Harold Bowman. He was a bible student, but at the age of 16 dropped out of ...
Adult film star.
45. Rock Hudson
Actor | Giant
Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school ...
46. Richard Hunt
Actor | The Muppet Show
Richard Hunt did not have a face known to many -- his voice was known more than anything else. He was a major stronghold behind Jim Henson's "Muppets". 'Scooter', 'Janice', 'Sweetums' and a few others, were some of the "Muppets" that Richard was a performer and puppeteer of. He helped pave the way ...
47. Paul Jabara
Soundtrack | Thank God It's Friday
Paul Jabara was born on January 31, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Paul Frederick Jabara. He died on September 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Soundtrack | Trading Places
Sylvester was born on September 6, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He died on December 16, 1988 in San Francisco, California.
49. Michael Jeter
Actor | Open Range
Michael Jeter was born on August 26, 1952 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for Open Range (2003), The Green Mile (1999) and Jurassic Park III (2001). He was married to Sean Blue. He died on March 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
50. Jobriath Boone
Soundtrack | The Midnight Special
Jobriath Boone was born on December 14, 1946 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA as Bruce Wayne Campbell. He died on August 3, 1983 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
51. Larry Kert
Soundtrack | New York, New York
Larry Kert was born on December 5, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Frederick Lawrence. He died on June 5, 1991 in New York City, New York, USA.
Actor, singer, dancer.
52. Fela Kuti
Soundtrack | Run Fatboy Run
Fela Kuti was born on October 15, 1938 in Abeokuta, Nigeria as Olufela Olusegum Oludotun Ransome-Kuti. He died on August 2, 1997 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Singer, composer, musician.
53. Rémi Laurent
Actor | La cage aux folles
Rémi Laurent was born on October 12, 1957 in Suresnes, France. He was an actor and director, known for La Cage aux Folles (1978), Les Plouffe (1981) and À nous les petites Anglaises! (1976). He died on November 14, 1989 in Paris, France.
54. Irving Allen Lee
Actor | The Edge of Night
Irving Allen Lee was born on November 21, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Edge of Night (1956), Ryan's Hope (1975) and Family Feud (1976). He died on September 5, 1992 in New York City.
Soundtrack | Misery
Most remembered for his extravagant costumes and trademark candelabra placed on the lids of his flashy pianos, Liberace was loved by his audiences for his music talent and unique showmanship. He was born as Wladziu Valentino Liberace on May 16, 1919, into a musical family, in Wisconsin. His mother, ...
Director | Patti Smith: Still Moving
Robert Mapplethorpe was born on November 4, 1946 in Queens, New York, USA. He was a director, known for Patti Smith: Still Moving (1978), Lady (1984) and Scratch the Surface (1997). He died on March 18, 1989 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
57. Tom McBride
Actor | Friday the 13th Part 2
Tom McBride was born on October 7, 1952 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA as Thomas Aloysius McBride. He was an actor, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and White Lies (1997). He died on September 24, 1995 in New York City, New York, USA.
Soundtrack | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Baltimora was born on May 23, 1957 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland as Jimmy McShane. He died on March 29, 1995.
59. James Medina
Actor | Class of 1999
James Medina was born on March 2, 1962 in Florida, USA. He was an actor, known for Class of 1999 (1990), Quantum Leap (1989) and White Squall (1996). He died on October 16, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
60. John Megna
Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird
John Megna was born on November 9, 1952 in Queens, New York, USA as John Anthony Ingolia. He was an actor, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Cannonball Run (1981) and Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964). He died on September 5, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
61. Freddie Mercury
Soundtrack | Metropolis
Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964, he and his family flew to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art, where he graduated in 1969. He ...
Singer, songwriter, musician, Queen.
62. Jacques Morali
Soundtrack | Can't Stop the Music
Jacques Morali was born on July 4, 1946 in France. He died on November 15, 1991 in New York City, New York, USA.
Author, creator of the Village People.
63. Tommy Morrison
Actor | Rocky V
He's a heavyweight professional boxer from Jay, Oklahoma, who made national news Thursday, Feb. 15, 1996, when he announced that he is HIV positive. He was suspended from worldwide boxing when he tested positive prior to a boxing match against Arthur Weathers in Las Vegas. He said he plans to ...
Professional boxer, actor.
64. Cookie Mueller
Actress | Pink Flamingos
Dorothy Karen "Cookie" Mueller was born 2 March, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland. The daughter of Frank Lennert Mueller and Anne Mueller, Cookie had two siblings: brother Michael and sister Judy. Mueller grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore and acquired the nickname 'Cookie' when she was a baby. Cookie ...
Actress, writer, columnist.
Actor | Search for Tomorrow
Timothy Patrick Murphy was born on November 3, 1959 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for Search for Tomorrow (1951), The Love Boat (1977) and Dallas (1978). He died on December 6, 1988 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.
66. Rudolf Nureyev
Actor | Valentino
He was an ethnic Tatar. He was educated at the Leningrad Ballet School and starred with Kirov Ballet. His first film was a USSR short Le Corsaire (1958). While performing in Paris in 1961 he defected to the West. He then performed internationally, becoming an Austrian citizen in 1982. The English/...
67. Brad O'Hare
Actor | Longtime Companion
Brad O'Hare was born on October 13, 1950 in Maryland, USA as Steven O'Hare. He was an actor, known for Longtime Companion (1989), American Playhouse (1981) and Crossing Delancey (1988). He died on October 1, 1994 in New York City, New York, USA.
68. David Oliver
Actor | A Year in the Life
David Oliver was born on January 31, 1962 in Concord, California, USA. He was an actor, known for A Year in the Life (1987), A Year in the Life (1986) and Night of the Creeps (1986). He died on November 12, 1992 in Los Angeles, California.
69. Dennis Ott
Actor | Road House
Dennis Ott was born on June 13, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Road House (1989), Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) and Runaway Train (1985). He was married to Louise. He died on November 3, 1994 in Philadelphia.
70. Anthony Perkins
Actor | Psycho
Anthony Perkins was born April 4, 1932 in New York City to Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and Osgood Perkins, an actor of both stage and film. His paternal great-grandfather was noted engraver Andrew Varick Stout Anthony.
Perkins attended the Brooks School, the Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University ...
71. Michael Peters
Michael Peters was born on August 6, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Michael Douglas Peters. He is known for his work on What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) and Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983). He died on August 29, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Choreographer, director, actor.
72. Lonnie Pitchford
Soundtrack | A Love Song for Bobby Long
Lonnie Pitchford was born on October 8, 1955 in Lexington, Mississippi, USA. He died on November 8, 1998 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
73. Keith Prentice
Actor | Dark Shadows
Keith Prentice is probably best remembered for his role in Boys in the Band, a film whose title makes it sound like a musical, but in fact it was a dark, mostly negative portrayal of a group of gay men living in the 1960s, and it was anything but upbeat (and was not a musical at all). However, ...
74. Kurt Raab
Actor | Warum läuft Herr R. Amok
Kurt Raab was born on July 20, 1941 in Bergreichenstein, Sudetenland. He was an actor and production designer, known for Warum läuft Herr R. Amok (1970), Satan's Brew (1976) and Tenderness of the Wolves (1973). He died on June 28, 1988 in Hamburg, West Germany.
75. Dack Rambo
Actor | Gunsmoke
Dack (given name Norman) and identical twin brother, Dirk Rambo (Orman), were born in sunny California in 1941. Dack's noticeable difference was a mole on his left cheek. Both happened upon an acting career, at age 21, after being discovered by Loretta Young for her TV show, while sitting in a ...
76. Gene Anthony Ray
Actor | Fame
Born on May 24, 1962, in Harlem. Attended Julia Richmond High School, where he performed in a dance class, and later auditioned for Louis Falco, the choreographer for the film, Fame (1980). Actually attended New York's "High School of the Performing Arts" for a year, before being kicked out. He was...
77. Sharon Redd
Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sharon Redd was born on October 19, 1945 in the USA. She died on January 5, 1992 in the USA.
78. Robert Reed
Actor | The Brady Bunch
Robert Reed was born on October 19, 1932 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA as John Robert Rietz Jr. He was an actor, known for The Brady Bunch (1969), The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He was married to Marilyn Rosenberger. He died on May 12, 1992 in Pasadena, ...
79. Tony Richardson
Director | A Taste of Honey
Tony Richardson was born on June 5, 1928 in Shipley, Yorkshire, England as Cecil Antonio Richardson. He was a director and producer, known for A Taste of Honey (1961), Tom Jones (1963) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962). He was married to Vanessa Redgrave. He died on November 14,...
Director, writer, producer.
80. Tim Richmond
Actor | Stroker Ace
The inspiration for the movie Days of Thunder (1990), Tim Richmond earned the nickname Hollywood Tim because of his passion to become an actor, a bug that bit him during a cameo appearance in the movie Stroker Ace (1983) with Burt Reynolds.
But Richmond became most famous for his explosive rise and ...
81. Larry Riley
Actor | Knots Landing
Larry D Riley was born June 20 1952. He is the son of George C Bass Sr and Corrine Riley. He started acting around 1975. He moved to New York and was in a lot of plays.
He was cremated and ashes where spread on the beach in Malibu, California.
82. Barry Robins
Actor | Bless the Beasts & Children
Brooklyn born US actor who attained minor cult status through his portrayal of troubled teenager "Cotton" leading a group of other teen misfits to release caged buffaloes earmarked for shooting in the film Bless the Beasts & Children (1971) based upon the Glendon Swarthout novel of the same ...
83. Max Robinson
Self | ABC Evening News
Max Robinson was born in Richmond, VA on May 1, 1939 to Maxie and Doris Robinson. His siblings are sisters Jewell and Jean, and brother Randall. In 1959, at the age of 20, Max Robinson beat out four white applicants for a position at a local TV station in Portsmouth, VA where he read the news on ...
Actor | Ragtime
Howard E. Rollins Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1950. He was the youngest of four children born to Howard E. Rollins Sr. (steelworker) and Ruth R. Rollins (domestic worker). Rollins graduated from Towson State College, where he studied theater. His first break into acting came when a ...
85. Steve Rubell
Self | Dracula Bites the Big Apple
Steve Rubell was known as the co-founder and co-owner of the world famous New York nightclub Studio 54. Born and raised in New York, Rubell and his business partner Ian Schrager operated a number of restaurants and offices before deciding to create the ultimate nightclub. Renting a vacant theater ...
86. Kenny Sacha
Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Kenny Sacha was born on January 22, 1953 in New York, USA as Kenneth Mark Mucha. He was an actor, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Simon & Simon (1981) and Madame's Place (1982). He died on August 1, 1992 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Actor, comedian, impressionist.
87. Fred Sadoff
Actor | The Poseidon Adventure
Fred Sadoff was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 21, 1926 to Henry Sadoff from Philadelphia and Bertha Leib Sadoff from Russia. He was the youngest in the family, his older brother Robert having been born in 1921. He served a year in the military from 1943-1944 and, when he got out, decided to...
Actor | The Warriors
Born Marcelino Sánchez on December 5, 1957, in Cayey, Puerto Rico, he died of AIDS-related cancer in his Hollywood home on November 21, 1986. Sanchez began acting in the late 1970s. His third film role was that of Rembrandt, a young, naïve gang member with a flair for spray painting in The Warriors...
89. Sean Sasser
Self | The Real World
He and Pedro Zamora exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony on Real World (1992) in June 1994, a first for American television. They were together until Zamora's death on 11 November 1994. Their relationship was not a legal marriage.
Reality TV personality, activist.
90. Gil Scott-Heron
Soundtrack | State of Play
Gil Scott-Heron was born on April 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was married to Brenda Sykes. He died on May 27, 2011 in New York, New York, USA.
91. Franklyn Seales
Actor | Southern Comfort
Franklyn Seales was a stage and television actor best remembered for playing the finicky business manager Dexter Stuffins on the NBC sit-com "Silver Spoons." He also appeared in films, most notably as the real-life cop killer in "The Onion Field."
One of eight children, Seales was born in 1952 on ...
92. Tommy Sexton
Actor | Codco
Tommy Sexton was born on July 3, 1957 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. He was an actor and writer, known for Codco (1986), Cod on a Stick (1974) and Someday My Prince Will Come (2017). He died on December 13, 1993 in St. John's.
93. Ray Sharkey
Actor | Wiseguy
Ray Sharkey was born on November 14, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Ray Sharkey Jr. He was an actor, known for Wiseguy (1987), The Idolmaker (1980) and Who'll Stop the Rain (1978). He was married to Carole Graham and Rebecca Wood. He died on June 11, 1993 in New York City, New York.
94. Paul Shenar
Actor | Scarface
Attractive, dark-featured character actor with a voice like thunder, and eyes like a wolf, who was featured in less than sympathetic roles throughout his career. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Albert Paul Shenar attended the University of Wisconsin. Soon after graduation, he relocated to ...
95. Randy Shilts
Writer | And the Band Played On
Randy Shilts was born on August 8, 1951 in Davenport, Iowa, USA. He was a writer, known for And the Band Played On (1993) and The People vs. Dan White (1983). He died on February 17, 1994 in Guerneville, California, USA.
Author, journalist, activist.
96. Hugo Soto
Actor | Hombre mirando al sudeste
Hugo Soto was born on January 15, 1953 in Corrientes, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Man Facing Southeast (1986), Lo que vendrá (1988) and The Loves of Kafka (1988). He died on August 2, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
97. Dennis Stewart
Actor | Grease
Dennis Stewart was born on July 29, 1947 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Dennis Cleveland Stewart. He was an actor, known for Grease (1978), Grease 2 (1982) and Moonlighting (1985). He died on April 20, 1994 in Los Angeles County.
98. Jermaine Stewart
Soundtrack | Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Jermaine Stewart was born on September 7, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He died on March 17, 1997 in Homewood, Illinois, USA.
99. Michael Sundin
Actor | Return to Oz
Michael Sundin was born on March 1, 1961 in Low Fell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. He was an actor, known for Return to Oz (1985), Dreamchild (1985) and Lionheart (1987). He died on July 24, 1989 in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England.
Actor, dancer, TV personality.
100. Stephen Stucker
Actor | Airplane!
Stephen Stucker was a marvelously wild and dynamic free-spirited actor who specialized in deliciously broad portrayals of memorably outrageous characters in a handful of comedies made in the 70's and 80's. Stucker was born on July 2, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Lincoln School in Alameda, ...