Verstorbene Schauspieler/innen

by Marrkl-2017 | created - 23 May 2017 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

1. Katherine MacGregor

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Best known for her performance as the nasty, gossiping, greedy and arrogant Mrs. Harriet Oleson on the TV series Little House on the Prairie (1974). Katherine (Scottie) MacGregor could not appear in the final feature length episode "The Last Farewell" because she was on a pilgrimage in India.

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Born: January 12, 1925 in Glendale, California, USA Died: November 13, 2018 (age 93) in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

2. Stan Lee

Producer | Doctor Strange

Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

Stan was born in New York City, to Celia (Solomon) and Jack Lieber, a dress cutter. His parents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, ...

Born: December 28, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA Died: November 12, 2018 (age 95) in Los Angeles, California, USA

3. Burt Reynolds

Actor | Boogie Nights

Enduring, strong-featured, and genial star of US cinema, Burt Reynolds started off in T.V. westerns in the 1960s and then carved his name into 1970s/1980s popular culture, as a sex symbol (posing nearly naked for "Cosmopolitan" magazine), and on-screen as both a rugged action figure and then as a ...

Born: February 11, 1936 in Lansing, Michigan, USA Died: September 6, 2018 (age 82) in Jupiter, Florida, USA

4. Bill Daily

Actor | The Bob Newhart Show

Congenial, unassuming and always ingratiating comic actor Bill Daily came to fame as the bumbling, jittery playboy astronaut Roger Healy, best buddy and sidekick to Larry Hagman's accident-prone Tony Nelson in the perennial sitcom favourite I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Though his role had initially ...

Born: August 30, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA Died: September 4, 2018 (age 91) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

5. Wolfgang Völz

Actor | Astérix & Obélix contre César

Wolfgang Völz was born on August 16, 1930 in Free City of Danzig as Wolfgang Otto Völz. He was an actor and writer, known for Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999), Babeck (1968) and Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion (1966). He was married to Roswitha Völz. He died...

Wolfgang Völz was born on August 16, 1930 in Free City of Danzig as Wolfgang Otto Völz. He is an actor and writer, known for Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre (1967), Käpt'n Blaubär - Der Film (1999) and Neues vom Wixxer (2007). He has been married to Roswitha Völz since December 22, 1955. They have two children. See full bio » Born: August 16, 1930 in Free City of Danzig [now Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland] Died: May 2 2018 in Berlin, Germany

6. R. Lee Ermey

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did ...

Born: March 24, 1944 in Emporia, Kansas, USA Died: April 15, 2018 (age 74) in Santa Monica, California, USA

7. Siegfried Rauch

Actor | Patton

Siegfried Rauch was born on April 2, 1932 in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for Patton (1970), Der Idiot (1968) and Der gestohlene Himmel (1974). He was married to Karin Rauch. He died on March 11, 2018 in Untersöchering, Bavaria.

Born: April 2, 1932 in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany Died: March 11, 2018 (age 85) in Untersöchering, Bavaria, Germany

8. David Ogden Stiers

Actor | M*A*S*H

David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, to Margaret Elizabeth (Ogden) and Kenneth Truman Stiers. He moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School in 1960. At the age of twenty, he was offered $200 to join the company of the Santa Clara ...

Born: October 31, 1942 in Peoria, Illinois, USA Died: March 3, 2018 (age 75)

9. John Mahoney

Actor | Frasier

John Mahoney was an award-winning American actor. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, the seventh of eight children of Margaret and Reg, a baker. His family was evacuated to the sea-side resort to avoid the Nazi bombing of their native Manchester. The Mancunian Mahoneys eventually ...

Born: June 20, 1940 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK Died: February 4, 2018 (age 77) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

10. Connie Sawyer

Actress | Dumb and Dumber

Connie Sawyer was born on November 27, 1912 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA as Rosie Cohen. She was an actress, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Pineapple Express (2008) and When Harry Met Sally... (1989). She was married to Marshall Schacker. She died on January 21, 2018 in Woodland Hills, California, ...

Born: November 27, 1912 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA Died: January 21, 2018 (age 105) in Woodland Hills, California, USA

11. John Hillerman

Actor | Magnum, P.I.

The impeccably urbane Englishman Jonathan Quayle Higgins III (VC !) -- Tom Selleck's sophisticated majordomo in Magnum, P.I. (1980) -- was of French, German and Austrian descent, raised in a small Texas town and educated at a Catholic high school. He majored in journalism from the University of ...

Born: December 20, 1932 in Denison, Texas, USA Died: November 9, 2017 (age 84) in Houston, Texas, USA

12. Karin Dor

Actress | You Only Live Twice

Born Kätherose Derr in Wiesbaden, Karin Dor studied acting and ballet at school and began in films as an extra. The attractive redhead made an indelible impression on Austrian director Harald Reinl (who became her first husband in 1954) and this paved the way to higher profile roles. Her first ...

Born: February 22, 1938 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany Died: November 6, 2017 (age 79) in Munich, Bavaria, Germany

13. Roy Dotrice

Actor | Amadeus

The ever-impressive, chameleon-like British character actor Roy Dotrice was born on the Island of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France, which is part of the United Kingdom. He was the first-born child of Louis and Neva Dotrice who prospered as bakers. The Germans occupied ...

Born: May 26, 1923 in Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK Died: October 16, 2017 (age 94)

14. Harry Dean Stanton

Actor | Alien

Prolific character actor Harry Dean Stanton's drooping, weather-beaten appearance and superb acting talent have been his ticket to appearing in over 100 films, and 50 TV episodes.

Stanton was born in West Irvine, Kentucky, to Ersel (Moberly), a cook, and Sheridan Harry Stanton, a barber and tobacco ...

Born: July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky, USA Died: September 15, 2017 (age 91) in Los Angeles, California, USA

15. Jerry Lewis

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) was an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, screenwriter and film director. He is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. He was originally paired up with Dean Martin in 1946, forming the famed comedy team of Martin and Lewis...

Born: March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey, USA Died: August 20, 2017 (age 91) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

16. 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 ...

Born: October 29, 1925 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK Died: August 3, 2017 (age 91) in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, England, UK

17. 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 ...

Born: November 5, 1943 in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, USA Died: July 27, 2017 (age 73) in Kentucky, USA

18. June Foray

Actress | Mulan

Legendary voice actress June Foray was born June Lucille Forer on September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Ida (Robinson) and Maurice Forer was of Russian descent and her mother Ida Robinson was of French Canadian And Native American descent.

She started in the voice field at the age of ...

Born: September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA Died: July 26, 2017 (age 99) in Los Angeles, California, USA

19. 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 (...

Born: March 7, 1945 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA Died: July 21, 2017 (age 72) in Palo Alto, California, USA

20. George A. Romero

Writer | Land of the Dead

George A. Romero never set out to become a Hollywood figure; by all indications, though, he was very successful. The director of the groundbreaking "Living Dead" films was born February 4, 1940 ,in New York City to Ann (Dvorsky) and Jorge Romero. His father was born in Spain and raised in Cuba, and...

Born: February 4, 1940 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA Died: July 16, 2017 (age 77) in Toronto, Canada

21. 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 ...

Born: June 20, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA Died: July 15, 2017 (age 89) in Los Angeles, California, USA

22. Chris Roberts

Actor | Wenn die tollen Tanten kommen

Chris Roberts was born on March 13, 1946 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany as Christian Klusácek. He was an actor, known for Wenn die tollen Tanten kommen (1970), Unsere Pauker gehen in die Luft (1970) and Wenn jeder Tag ein Sonntag wär (1973). He was married to Claudia Roberts. He died on July 2, ...

Chris Roberts was an actor, known for ZDF Hitparade (1969), The Eurovision Song Contest (1985) and Wenn jeder Tag ein Sonntag wär (1973). He has been married to Claudia Roberts since 1989.

Born: March 13, 1946 in Munich-Schwabing, Germany Died: July 2, 2017 (age 73) in Berlin, Germany

23. 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. ...

Born: November 8, 1960 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden Died: June 27, 2017 (age 56) in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

24. Hartmut Neugebauer

Actor | Geheimcode Wildgänse

Hartmut Neugebauer was born on September 2, 1942 in Zirke, West Prussia, Germany. He is known for his work on Geheimcode Wildgänse (1984), Contamination (1980) and Lass jucken Kumpel (1972). He died on June 22, 2017 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

Hartmut Neugebauer was known for his work on My Date from Hell (2006), Geheimcode Wildgänse (1984) and Arthur (1970).

Born: September 2, 1942 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland Died: June 22, 2017 (age 74) in Munich, Bavaria, Germany

25. 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.

Stephen Furst was an actor and director, known for Babylon 5 (1994), Ich glaub', mich tritt ein Pferd (1978) and Chefarzt Dr. Westphall (1982). He was married to Lorraine Furst.

Born: May 8, 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA Died: June 16, 2017 (age 62) in Moorpark, California, USA

26. John G. Avildsen

Director | Rocky

John G. Avildsen was born on December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Guilbert Avildsen. He was a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), Rocky V (1990) and The Karate Kid Part III (1989). He was married to Tracy Brooks Swope and Marie Olga Maturevich. He died on June 16, 2017 in ...

John G. Avildsen was born as John Guilbert Avildsen. He was a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), Karate Kid (1984) and Rocky V (1990). He was married to Tracy Brooks Swope and Marie Olga Maturevich.

Born: December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA Died: June 16, 2017 (age 81) in Los Angeles, California, USA

27. 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...

Born: September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, USA Died: June 9, 2017 (age 88) in Los Angeles, California, USA

28. 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 ...

Born: March 13, 1955 in New London, Connecticut, USA Died: June 8, 2017 (age 62) in USA

29. 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 ...

Born: December 18, 1932 in South Gate, California, USA Died: June 4, 2017 (age 84) in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA

30. 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, ...

Born: February 1, 1921 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK Died: June 2, 2017 (age 96) in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, England, UK

31. 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...

Born: January 17, 1931 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Died: June 2, 2017 (age 86) in Baden, Austria

32. Hilde Sochor

Actress | Stadtpark

Hilde Sochor was born on February 5, 1924 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress, known for Stadtpark (1951), Der Fünfminutenvater (1951) and Kommissar Rex (1994). She was married to Gustav Manker. She died on May 31, 2017 in Vienna.

Born: February 5, 1924 in Vienna, Austria Died: May 31, 2017 (age 93) in Vienna, Austria

33. 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....

Born: April 20, 1925 in Hollywood, California, USA Died: May 30, 2017 (age 92) in Los Angeles, California, USA

34. Robert Michael Morris

Actor | The Comeback

Robert Michael Morris' Hollywood career began in just 2005. His most famous role is playing Mickey in the short-lived but critically acclaimed 'The Comeback' with Lisa Kudrow. He also played Will Arnett's nanny on Fox's 'Running Wilde.' With memorable guests spots on 'Will & Grace,' 'Arrested ...

Born: May 6, 1940 in Kentucky, USA Died: May 30, 2017 (age 77) in Downey, California, USA

35. Fritz Lichtenhahn

Actor | Alle Jahre wieder: Die Familie Semmeling

Fritz Lichtenhahn was born on May 6, 1932 in Arosa, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Alle Jahre wieder: Die Familie Semmeling (1976), Group Portrait with a Lady (1977) and Einmal im Leben - Geschichte eines Eigenheims (1972). He was married to Margrid Lichtenhahn and Margrid Jürgensen. He ...

Born: May 6, 1932 in Arosa, Switzerland Died: May 24, 2017 (age 85) in Hamburg, Germany

36. 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 ...

Born: December 21, 1941 in Manhattan, New York, USA Died: May 24, 2017 (age 75) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

37. Roger Moore

Actor | The Spy Who Loved Me

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 ...

Born: October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, UK Died: May 23, 2017 (age 89) in Switzerland

38. Dina Merrill

Actress | The Player

It would have been pretty darn difficult for actress Dina Merrill to have ever pulled off playing a commoner on stage, film or TV. She just had too much class. The epitome of poise and glamour, the New York-born socialite and celebrity was born in 1923, the daughter of E.F. Hutton, the financier ...

Born: December 9, 1923 in New York City, New York, USA Died: May 22, 2017 (age 93) in East Hampton, New York, USA

39. Gunnar Möller

Actor | Dny zrady

Gunnar Möller was born on July 1, 1928 in Berlin, Germany as Gunnar Thor Karl Möller. He was an actor, known for Dny zrady (1973), Osvobození Prahy (1978) and Secret Army (1977). He was married to Christiane Hammacher and Brigitte Rau. He died on May 16, 2017 in Berlin.

Born: July 1, 1928 in Berlin, Germany Died: May 16, 2017 (age 88) in Berlin, Germany

40. 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 ...

Born: June 1, 1948 in Snyder, Texas, USA Died: May 14, 2017 (age 68) in Los Angeles, California, USA

41. Geoffrey Bayldon

Actor | Casino Royale

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 ...

Born: January 7, 1924 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK Died: May 10, 2017 (age 93) in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK

42. 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 ...

Born: April 24, 1940 in Corona, California, USA Died: May 9, 2017 (age 77) in Los Angeles, California, USA

43. 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.

Born: January 3, 1941 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Died: May 5, 2017 (age 76) in Los Angeles, California, USA

44. 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 ...

Born: October 12, 1940 in Moshav Shavey Zion, Palestine Died: May 3, 2017 (age 76) in Asheville, North Carolina, USA

45. Lukas Ammann

Actor | Hast noch der Söhne ja...?

Lukas Ammann was born on September 29, 1912 in Basel, Switzerland. He was an actor and director, known for Hast noch der Söhne ja...? (1959), Bel-Ami Der Frauenheld von Paris (1955) and Bel Ami (1955). He was married to Liselotte Ebnet, Hedda Ippen and Hertha Heger. He died on May 3, 2017 in ...

Lukas Ammann was an actor and director, known for Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre (1967), Die Fallers - Eine Schwarzwaldfamilie (1994) and Herr Goldstein (2005). He was married to Liselotte Ebnet, Hedda Ippen and Hertha Heger.

Born: September 29, 1912 in Basel, Switzerland Died: May 3, 2017 (age 104) in Munich, Bavaria, Germany

46. 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 "...

Born: July 26, 1917 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Died: April 30, 2017 (age 99) in Sherman Oaks, California, USA

47. Gustavo Rojo

Actor | Giulio Cesare contro i pirati

Gustavo Rojo was born on September 5, 1923 in Montevideo, Uruguay as Gustavo Adolfo Krefeld Sarandí Rojo y Pinto. He is known for his work on Caesar Against the Pirates (1962), The Evil Forest (1951) and Los Pardaillan (1981). He was married to Carmela Stein, Erika Remberg and Mercedes Castellanos....

Born: September 5, 1923 in Montevideo, Uruguay Died: April 22, 2017 (age 93) in Mexico City, Mexico

48. 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 ...

Born: May 29, 1920 in Spokane, Washington, USA Died: April 15, 2017 (age 96) in Gladstone, Oregon, USA

49. Michael Ballhaus

Cinematographer | Goodfellas

Michael Ballhaus was a German cinematographer. He worked on many American films, including Baby It's You (1983), Old Enough (1984), After Hours (1985), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Dracula (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Gangs of New York ...

Born: August 5, 1935 in Berlin, Germany Died: April 11, 2017 (age 81) in Berlin, Germany

50. 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. ...

Born: May 13, 1946 in Rugby, Warwickshire, England, UK Died: April 7, 2017 (age 70) in Northampton, England, UK

51. Don Rickles

Actor | Kelly's Heroes

Don Rickles was born May 8, 1926 in New York. After the Golden Era of Hollywood ended, Don Rickles was, until early 2017, one man still living to tell his tales. One of the most respected talents in entertainment, Rickles got his start in the night clubs, toiling for over 20 years, until 1958, when...

Born: May 8, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA Died: April 6, 2017 (age 90) in Los Angeles, California, USA

52. Christine Kaufmann

Actress | Town Without Pity

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

Born: January 11, 1945 in Lengdorf, Styria, Austria Died: March 28, 2017 (age 72) in Munich, Bavaria, Germany

53. 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 ...

Born: July 20, 1924 in Akron, Ohio, USA Died: March 23, 2017 (age 92) in Toluca Lake, California, USA

54. 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 ...

Born: May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA Died: February 25, 2017 (age 61) in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA

55. William Woodson

Actor | Escape from the Planet of the Apes

He was the narrator of the famous TV series The Invaders, an American science fiction television program created by Larry Cohen that aired on ABC for two seasons, from January 10, 1967 to March 26, 1968. Dominic Frontiere, who had provided scores for Twelve O'Clock High and The Outer Limits, ...

Born: July 16, 1917 in San Bernardino, California, USA Died: February 22, 2017 (age 99)

56. 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 ...

Born: May 21, 1945 in Santa Monica, California, USA Died: February 7, 2017 (age 71) in Los Angeles, California, USA

57. 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 ...

Born: May 19, 1944 in East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA Died: January 31, 2017 (age 72) in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, New York, USA

58. 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 ...

Born: August 15, 1925 in Fresno, California, USA Died: January 26, 2017 (age 91) in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, USA

59. 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 ...

Born: January 22, 1940 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK Died: January 25, 2017 (age 77) in East Runton, Cromer, Norfolk, England, UK

60. 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.

Born: February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA Died: January 19, 2017 (age 61) in Los Angeles, California, USA

61. William Christopher

Actor | M*A*S*H

William Christopher was born on October 20, 1932 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Wallace Christopher. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), The Fortune Cookie (1966) and With Six You Get Eggroll (1968). He was married to Barbara Christopher. He died on December 31, 2016 in Pasadena, ...

Born: October 20, 1932 in Evanston, Illinois, USA Died: December 31, 2016 (age 84) in Pasadena, California, USA

62. Debbie Reynolds

Actress | Singin' in the Rain

Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a ...

Born: April 1, 1932 in El Paso, Texas, USA Died: December 28, 2016 (age 84) in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

63. Carrie Fisher

Actress | Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return ...

Born: October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California, USA Died: December 27, 2016 (age 60) in Los Angeles, California, USA

64. Liz Smith

Actress | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Liz Smith found fame as an actress at an age when most people are considering retirement. It was a long road to eventual stardom, during which she struggled to raise a family after a broken marriage. She became best-known for her roles in The Vicar of Dibley (1994) and The Royle Family but her ...

Born: December 11, 1921 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, UK Died: December 24, 2016 (age 95) in Worthing, West Sussex, England, UK

65. Zsa Zsa Gabor

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Undoubtedly the woman who had come to epitomize what we recognize today as "celebrity", Zsa Zsa Gabor, is better known for her many marriages, personal appearances, her "dahlink" catchphrase, her actions, life gossip, and quotations on men, rather than her film career.

Zsa Zsa Gabor was born Sári ...

Born: February 6, 1917 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary] Died: December 18, 2016 (age 99) in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA

66. Bernard Fox

Actor | Titanic

Endearing, bushy-whiskered Welsh character actor whose screen repertoire seemed to consist for the better part of variations on a similar theme, namely stereotypical stiff-upper-lip or bumbling British gents. The son of an actress and an actor-manager and on stage from early childhood, Fox began ...

Born: May 11, 1927 in Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK Died: December 14, 2016 (age 89) in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA

67. Alan Thicke

Soundtrack | Growing Pains

Alan Thicke was born on March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada as Alan Willis Jeffrey. He was married to Tanya Callau, Gina Marie Tolleson and Gloria Loring. He died on December 13, 2016 in Burbank, California, USA.

Born: March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada Died: December 13, 2016 (age 69) in Burbank, California, USA

68. Alice Drummond

Actress | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Veteran character actress Alice Drummond was born May 21, 1928 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Sarah Irene (née Alker), a secretary, and Arthur Ruyter, an auto mechanic. She graduated from Pembroke College (Brown University) in 1950. She is best remembered as the frightened librarian at the beginning...

Born: May 21, 1928 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA Died: November 30, 2016 (age 88) in Bronx, New York, USA

69. Fritz Weaver

Actor | The Thomas Crown Affair

Fritz Weaver, the American actor, was born on January 19, 1926, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served in Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during World War II, breaking into acting in the early 1950s. He made his Broadway debut in October 1955 in "The Chalk Garden," which ...

Born: January 19, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Died: November 26, 2016 (age 90) in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

70. Robert Vaughn

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Robert Francis Vaughn was born on November 22, 1932 at Charity Hospital in New York City, the son of show business parents, Marcella Frances (Gaudel) and Gerald Walter Vaughn. His father was a radio actor and his mother starred on stage. Robert came to the public's attention first with his ...

Born: November 22, 1932 in New York City, New York, USA Died: November 11, 2016 (age 83) in Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

71. Manfred Krug

Actor | Liebling Kreuzberg

In 1950, Krug moved to East Germany where he worked in heavy industry before he started his career as an actor and, later on, as a singer and entertainer in the communist GDR. In 1968, he got the national prize and was only at the beginning of his career. He starred in many successful East German ...

Born: February 8, 1937 in Duisburg, Germany Died: October 21, 2016 (age 79) in Berlin, Germany

72. Patricia Barry

Actress | Sea of Love

Patricia received her first break into acting very soon after she graduated from Stephens College in the mid 1940s. Almost immediately after graduating, she received a contract from Columbus Pictures. They recognized that she had the rare combination of beauty, grace and intelligence that would ...

Born: November 16, 1922 in Davenport, Iowa, USA Died: October 11, 2016 (age 93) in Los Angeles, California, USA

73. Tony Swartz

Transportation_department | About Schmidt

Tony Swartz was born on September 24, 1943 in Iowa, USA as Russell Anthony Swartz. He is known for his work on About Schmidt (2002), Battlestar Galactica (1978) and Battlestar Galactica (1978). He was married to Helen Blume. He died on September 27, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

Born: September 24, 1943 in Iowa, USA Died: September 27, 2016 (age 73) in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

74. Bill Nunn

Actor | Spider-Man

Commanding performer Bill Nunn made his feature debut in fellow Morehouse College graduate Spike Lee's School Daze (1988), but really etched himself into moviegoers' minds as a formidable screen presence in his second film with Lee, Do the Right Thing (1989), playing Radio Raheem, whose ...

Born: October 20, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Died: September 24, 2016 (age 62) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

75. Alexis Arquette

Actress | Pulp Fiction

Alexis Arquette was born on July 28, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Arquette. She is known for her work on Pulp Fiction (1994), Bride of Chucky (1998) and Spun (2002). She died on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Born: July 28, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA Died: September 11, 2016 (age 47) in Los Angeles, California, USA

76. Jon Polito

Actor | The Crow

A veteran of nearly 100 films, Jon Polito is most recognized for his work with The Coen brothers, as well as his many television appearances as a series regular and guest star. Notable motion picture roles include: Millers Crossing, Barton Fink, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Crow, Blankman, and The...

Born: December 29, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Died: September 1, 2016 (age 65) in Duarte, California, USA

77. Gene Wilder

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent.

Wilder caught his first big break ...

Born: June 11, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Died: August 29, 2016 (age 83) in Stamford, Connecticut, USA

78. Steven Hill

Actor | Law & Order

Born in Seattle, Washington, in 1922, as Solomon Krakovsky, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Hill became interested in the theater as a little boy. After graduation from high school, he served in the Naval Reserve (1940-44). From there, he worked alongside a young, unknown star Marlon Brando in "A ...

Born: February 24, 1922 in Seattle, Washington, USA Died: August 23, 2016 (age 94) in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

79. Kenny Baker

Actor | Time Bandits

Kenny Baker was born on August 24, 1934 in Birmingham, England as Kenneth George Baker. He was an actor, known for Time Bandits (1981), The Elephant Man (1980) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). He was married to Eileen Baker. He died on August 13, 2016 in Preston, Lancashire,...

Born: August 24, 1934 in Birmingham, England, UK Died: August 13, 2016 (age 81) in Preston, Lancashire, England, UK

80. David Huddleston

Actor | The Big Lebowski

David Huddleston was born on September 17, 1930 in Vinton, Virginia, USA as David William Huddleston. He was an actor and director, known for The Big Lebowski (1998), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Frantic (1988). He was married to Sarah C. Koeppe and Carole Ann Swart. He died on August 2, 2016 in ...

Born: September 17, 1930 in Vinton, Virginia, USA Died: August 2, 2016 (age 85) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

81. Jerry Doyle

Actor | Babylon 5

Jerry Doyle was born on July 16, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Babylon 5 (1994), Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993) and Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999). He was married to Andrea Thompson. He died on July 27, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Born: July 16, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York, USA Died: July 27, 2016 (age 60) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

82. Bud Spencer

Actor | Lo chiamavano Trinità...

Bud Spencer, the popular Italian actor who starred in innumerable spaghetti Westerns and action-packed potboilers during the 1960s and 1970s, was born Carlo Pedersoli on October 31, 1929, in Naples. The first Italian to swim the 100-meter freestyle in less than a minute, Spencer competed as a ...

Born: October 31, 1929 in Naples, Campania, Italy Died: June 27, 2016 (age 86) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

83. Götz George

Actor | Der Totmacher

Götz George, born in Berlin in 1938, is the son of the famous actor Heinrich George and his wife, the actress Berta Drews. After first appearances on the stage of Berlin's Hebbel Theater during his childhood, Götz George was trained as an actor by the recognized teacher Else Bongers. At the age of ...

Born: July 23, 1938 in Berlin, Germany Died: June 19, 2016 (age 77) in Hamburg, Germany

84. Ronnie Claire Edwards

Actress | The Dead Pool

Ronnie Claire Edwards was born on February 9, 1933 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for The Dead Pool (1988), The Waltons (1971) and The American Parade (1974). She was married to Bill Record. She died on June 14, 2016 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Born: February 9, 1933 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Died: June 14, 2016 (age 83) in Dallas, Texas, USA

85. Angela Paton

Actress | Groundhog Day

Paton was described as a "natural comic" and one of the "legends of the local stage" of San Francisco. She is a veteran of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), and also one of A.C.T.'s leading actresses in its first few seasons. After leaving A.C.T. in the early 1970s, Paton and her husband ...

Born: January 11, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA Died: May 26, 2016 (age 86) in Oakland, California, USA

86. William Schallert

Actor | Innerspace

The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his ...

Born: July 6, 1922 in Los Angeles, California, USA Died: May 8, 2016 (age 93) in Pacific Palisades, California, USA

87. Arne Elsholtz

Writer | Dr. M schlägt zu

Arne Elsholtz was born on August 14, 1944 in Pritzwalk, Brandenburg, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for Dr. M schlägt zu (1972), X312 - Flight to Hell (1971) and Geheimcode Wildgänse (1984). He died on April 26, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

Born: August 14, 1944 in Pritzwalk, Brandenburg, Germany Died: April 26, 2016 (age 71) in Berlin, Germany

88. Doris Roberts

Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond

Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Ann (Meltzer) and Larry Green. She was raised in New York, and took her stepfather's surname. Roberts was a 20-year veteran of the Broadway stage before she began appearing steadily in character roles in film and on television during the 1970s. A ...

Born: November 4, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA Died: April 17, 2016 (age 90) in Los Angeles, California, USA

89. James Noble

Actor | 1776

The son of a Dallas wholesale coal dealer, Noble spent much of his youth attending pool halls and movie houses. He retained his expertise with a pool cue throughout his life, while his stronger interest in acting (fueled by movies) manifested itself in local stage productions and drama studies at ...

Born: March 5, 1922 in Dallas, Texas, USA Died: March 28, 2016 (age 94) in Connecticut, USA

90. Garry Shandling

Writer | The Larry Sanders Show

Garry Shandling was born on November 29, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Garry Emmanuel Shandling. He was a writer and actor, known for The Larry Sanders Show (1992), It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). He died on March 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...

Born: November 29, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA Died: March 24, 2016 (age 66) in Los Angeles, California, USA

91. Earl Hamner Jr.

Writer | The Waltons

He was also the Creator and Executive Producer for the show "FALCON CREST'' 1981 thru 1988. The show starred Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Robert Foxworth, and Susan Sullivan. The show was set in the Napa Valley of California. And centered on the power and intrigues of the families involved in the ...

Born: July 10, 1923 in Schuyler, Virginia, USA Died: March 24, 2016 (age 92) in Los Angeles, California, USA

92. Joe Santos

Actor | The Rockford Files

Brooklyn-born actor of Italian descent, Joe Santos started out a football jock at Fordham University and turned semi-pro before finding a new avenue in acting. Success was long in coming, and he paid his dues for years in a number of blue-collar jobs including railroad worker, tree trimmer, cabbie ...

Born: June 9, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA Died: March 18, 2016 (age 84) in Santa Monica, California, USA

93. George Kennedy

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born on February 18, 1925 in New York City, to Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader and musician. Following high school graduation, Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in 1943 with the hope to become a fighter ...

Born: February 18, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA Died: February 28, 2016 (age 91) in Middleton, Idaho, USA

94. George Gaynes

Actor | Tootsie

George Gaynes was born in Helsinki in May, 1917, which was then the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Grand Duchy was part of the Russian Empire, which was in a state of collapse at the time of Gaynes' birth. The Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had abdicated the throne on March 15, two ...

Born: May 3, 1917 in Helsinki, Finland, Russia [now Finland] Died: February 15, 2016 (age 98) in North Bend, Washington, USA

95. Dan Haggerty

Actor | Big Stan

Dan Haggerty was born on November 19, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Daniel Francis Haggerty. He was an actor, known for Big Stan (2007), Elves (1989) and Abducted (1986). He was married to Samantha Hilton and Diane Rooker. He died on January 15, 2016 in Burbank, California.

Born: November 19, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA Died: January 15, 2016 (age 73) in Burbank, California, USA

96. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years ...

Born: February 21, 1946 in Hammersmith, London, England, UK Died: January 14, 2016 (age 69) in London, England, UK

97. Wayne Rogers

Actor | M*A*S*H

Tough around the edges and with a handsome durability, Alabama-born Wayne Rogers had graduated from Princeton with a history degree in 1954 and joined the Navy before giving acting a thought. During his military service, however, he became associated with theater by happenstance and decided to give...

Born: April 7, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA Died: December 31, 2015 (age 82) in Los Angeles, California, USA

98. Robert Loggia

Actor | Big

Born and raised in New York City, Robert Loggia studied journalism at the University of Missouri before moving back to New York to pursue acting. He trained at the Actors Studio while doing stage work. From the late 1950s he was a familiar face on TV, usually as authoritative figures. Loggia also ...

Born: January 3, 1930 in Staten Island, New York, USA Died: December 4, 2015 (age 85) in Los Angeles, California, USA

99. David Canary

Actor | All My Children

David Canary was born on August 25, 1938 in Elwood, Indiana, USA as David Hoyt Canary. He was an actor, known for All My Children (1970), One Life to Live (1968) and Hombre (1967). He was married to Maureen Maloney and Julie M. Anderson. He died on November 16, 2015 in Wilton, Connecticut, USA.

Born: August 25, 1938 in Elwood, Indiana, USA Died: November 16, 2015 (age 77) in Wilton, Connecticut, USA

100. Maureen O'Hara

Actress | The Quiet Man

In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made...

Born: August 17, 1920 in Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland, UK [now Ranelagh, Dublin, Republic of Ireland] Died: October 24, 2015 (age 95) in Boise, Idaho, USA



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