In Memoriam - 2015

by WeAintFoundShin | created - 02 Jan 2015 | updated - 05 Feb 2016 | Public

1. Donna Douglas

Actress | The Beverly Hillbillies

An honest-to-goodness Southern Belle, similar to her most famous character role, "Elly May Clampett" on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Donna Douglas grew up in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, loving "critters". She got married soon after high school, had a son, divorced and won a couple of beauty...

January 1. 81 years old. The Beverly Hillbillies - Elly May Clampett. Frankie and Johnny - Frankie.

2. Little Jimmy Dickens

Soundtrack | More American Graffiti

Little Jimmy Dickens was born on December 19, 1920 in Bolt, West Virginia, USA as James Cecil Dickens. He was married to Mona Evans, Anne Ernestine Jones and Dorothy (Connie) Chapman. He died on January 2, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

January 2. 94 years old. Singer. May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose.

3. Stuart Scott

Actor | The Kid

Stuart Scott was born on July 19, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Stuart Orlando Scott. He was an actor, known for The Kid (2000), Drumline (2002) and He Got Game (1998). He was married to Kimberley Alice Emmons. He died on January 4, 2015 in Avon, Connecticut, USA.

January 4. I Love the '80s.

4. Khan Bonfils

Actor | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Khan Bonfils was born in 1972 in the UK. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) and Skyfall (2012). He died on January 7, 2015 in London, England.

January 5. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace - Saesee Tiin. Batman Begins. Skyfall.

5. Rod Taylor

Actor | Inglourious Basterds

Suave and handsome Australian actor who came to Hollywood in the 1950s, and built himself up from a supporting actor into taking the lead in several well-remembered movies. Arguably his most fondly remembered role was that as George (Herbert George Wells), the inventor, in George Pal's spectacular ...

January 7. 101 Dalmatians - Pongo. The Birds - Mitch Brenner. The Time Machine - H. George Wells.

6. Taylor Negron

Actor | The Last Boy Scout

Taylor Negron was born Brad Stephen Negron in Glendale, California, to Lucy (Rosario) and Conrad Negron, who was mayor of Indian Wells, CA. His parents were both of Puerto Rican descent. Negron attended UCLA, studied acting with Lee Strasberg, and studied comedy at a private seminar taught by ...

January 10. Better Off Dead. Fast times at Ridgemont High.

7. Anita Ekberg

Actress | La dolce vita

Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was born on September 29, 1931 in Malmo, Sweden. Growing up with seven brothers and sisters was not an adventure, but Anita's adventure began when she was elected Miss Sweden in 1950. She did not win the Miss Universe contest but she got a modeling contract in the ...

January 11. 83. La Dolce Vita.

8. Edgar Froese

Soundtrack | The Squid and the Whale

The pioneering German collective Tangerine Dream has been delivering their distinctive style of ambient music for nearly three decades, laying down a foundation of sound textures and sonic imagery that has influenced many of today's electronic musicians. Founded in 1967 by fine art aficionado Edgar...

January 20. 70. Founder of Tangerine Dream. Loved By the Sun.

9. Rod McKuen

Composer | The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Rod McKuen was born on April 29, 1933 in Oakland, California, USA as Rodney Marvin McKuen. He died on January 29, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.

January 29. Poet/Songwriter. Seasons In the Sun, Jean.

10. Don Covay

Soundtrack | Frequency

Don Covay was born on March 24, 1938 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA as Donald James Randolph. He was married to Yvonne Darby. He died on January 31, 2015 in Franklin Square, New York, USA.

January 30. Song writer. Chain of Fools, Pony Time, Mercy, Mercy.

11. Than Wyenn

Actor | Splash

Than Wyenn was an actor born on May 2, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA. He had a long career and was especially known for Being There (1979), Splash (1984), and Imitation of Life (1959). He died on January 29, 2015 in Woodland Hills, Los Angles, CA, USA at the age of 95.

January 30. Splash.

12. Geraldine McEwan

Actress | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Geraldine McEwan was born in Old Windsor, England and made her theatre debut at the age of 14 at the Theatre Royal in Windsor. By the age of 18 she was starring in London's West End in several long-running popular productions. During the 1950s she acted with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in ...

January 30. 82. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - Mortianna. Marple - Miss Marple.

13. Richard Bonehill

Actor | Top Secret!

Richard Bonehill was born in 1949 in the UK. He is known for his work on Top Secret! (1984), Rob Roy (1995) and George and the Dragon (2004). He was married to Lynne Gillian Bradshaw. He died on January 29, 2015 in Truro, Cornwall, England.

February 4. Return of the Jedi - Nien Nunb (body) and Mon Calamari. Top Secret! - Scarecrow. Rob Roy - Gutherie's Opponent.

14. Gary Owens

Actor | Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron

Gary Owens was born on May 10, 1934 in Mitchell, South Dakota, USA as Gary Bernard Altman. He is known for his work on Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (1993), Spy Hard (1996) and The Green Hornet (1966). He was married to Arleta Lee Markell. He died on February 12, 2015 in Encino, Los Angeles, ...

February 12. Original Space Ghost. Bobby's World - Captain Squash.

15. Louis Jourdan

Actor | Octopussy

Louis Jourdan was born Louis Robert Gendre in Marseille, France, to Yvonne (née Jourdan) and Henry Gendre, a hotel owner. He was educated in France, Britain, and Turkey. He trained as an actor with René Simon at the École Dramatique. He debuted on screen in 1939, going on to play cultivated, ...

February 14. Octopussy - Kamal Khan. Swamp Thing and The Return of Swamp Thing - Dr. Anton Arcane. Count Dracula (1977) - Dracula.

16. Lesley Gore

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

Lesley Gore was born Lesley Sue Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York City, to Ronny and Leo Goldstein, a manufacturer of children's clothes and swimwear. Her family was Jewish. She grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey. Gore hit the music scene at 17 years of age in 1963 with the teen anthem "It's My Party". ...

February 16. Singer. It's My Party, Judy's Turn to Cry, You Don't Own Me, Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows, California Nights. Actor. Batman (1966) - Pussycat.

17. June Fairchild

Actress | Up in Smoke

June Fairchild was born on September 3, 1946 in Manhattan Beach, California, USA as June Edna Wilson. She was an actress, known for Up in Smoke (1978), Head (1968) and Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). She was married to Tommy Lee Mull. She died on February 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

June 17. Up In Smoke. Head.

18. Ben Woolf

Actor | American Horror Story

Ben Woolf was born on September 15, 1980 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA as Benjamin Eric Woolf. He was an actor, known for American Horror Story (2011), Woggie (2012) and Dexter (2006). He died on February 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

February 23. American Horror Story - Meep and Infantata.

19. Terry Gill

Actor | Crocodile Dundee

Terry Gill was born on October 25, 1939 in England. He was an actor, known for Crocodile Dundee (1986), Blue Heelers (1994) and The Flying Doctors (1985). He was married to Carole-Ann Aylett. He died on February 25, 2015 in Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

February 25. Crocodile Dundee - Duffy.

20. Leonard Nimoy

Actor | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit ...

February 27. Star Trek - Spock. Director. Three Men and a Baby.

21. Richard Bakalyan

Actor | Chinatown

Richard Bakalyan was born on January 29, 1931 in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Chinatown (1974), The Fox and the Hound (1981) and Von Ryan's Express (1965). He was married to Elizabeth Lena (Betty Lee) Baumann. He died on February 27, 2015 in Elmira, New York,...

February 27. The Fox and the Hound - Dinky. Chinatown - Loach. Batman - Verdigris / Arbutus / Fouad Sphinx / C.B.

22. Daniel von Bargen

Actor | The Postman

A character actor who seems to pop up everywhere as the stereotypical cop, military officer and/or tough guy, Von Bargen can turn in performances of stunning complexity when given the chance.

Daniel von Bargen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 5, 1950, to Juanita (Bustle) and Donald L. von ...

March 1 - Super Troopers - Chief Grady. O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Sheriff Cooley. The Silence of the Lambs - SWAT.

23. Sam Simon

Producer | The Simpsons

Sam Simon was born on June 6, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Samuel Michael Simon. He was a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) and Shanghai Noon (2000). He was married to Jami Ferrell and Jennifer Tilly. He died on March 8, 2015 in Los Angeles...

March 8. Co-creator, producer, and writer of The Simpsons.

24. Terry Pratchett

Writer | Good Omens

Terry Pratchett was born on April 28, 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England as Terence David John Pratchett. He was a writer and actor, known for Good Omens (2019), Mort and The Wee Free Men. He was married to Lyn Marian Purves. He died on March 12, 2015 in Broadchalke, Salisbury, ...

March 12. Author. Creator of Discworld and Hogfather.

25. Gregory Walcott

Actor | Plan 9 from Outer Space

Gregory Walcott grew up in North Carolina and went into the Army just after the end of World War II. After leaving the service, he grew restless on the East Coast and, with $100 in his pocket, thumbed his way west to pursue an acting career. An agent who spotted him in a little theater play helped ...

March 20. Plan 9 From Outer Space, The Sugarland Express, Midway, Every Which Way But Loose, Norma Rae, House II, Ed Wood.

26. Robert Z'Dar

Actor | Tango & Cash

Robert Z'Dar was born Robert James Zdarsky on June 3, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He caught the acting bug while attending Proviso West High School in Hillside. He received a BFA from Arizona State University. Prior to acting Z'Dar was a singer/keyboardist/guitar player for the Chicago-based rock ...

March 30. Killing American Style, Tango & Cash.

27. James Best

Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard

American character actor and teacher. Born Jewel Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, on July 26, 1926, he was orphaned at three and adopted by Armen and Essa Best, who re-named him James K. Best and raised him in Corydon, Indiana. Following high school he worked briefly as a metalworker before joining the ...

April 6. The Dukes of Hazzard - Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane.

28. Stan Freberg

Actor | Lady and the Tramp

Stan Freberg grew up in Los Angeles, California. From an early age he was a big fan of radio and sound. He was blessed with the double abilities of being an amazing mimic and possessing a razor-sharp satirical mind. In the early 1940s he began to do voice work for both the Warner Brothers' cartoons...

April 7. Lady and the Tramp - Beaver.

29. Geoffrey Lewis

Actor | The Way of the Gun

Talented and highly capable character actor Geoffrey Lewis, with rustic (sometimes sour-faced) looks, grew up in Rhode Island but was moved out to California at the age of ten. Lewis was very keen on the dramatic arts at high school, but often preferred to put on his own one-man shows rather than ...

April 7. Any Which Way But Loose - Orville.

30. Judith Malina

Actress | The Addams Family

Judith Malina was born on June 4, 1926 in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. She was an actress and director, known for The Addams Family (1991), When in Rome (2010) and The Secret of My Succe$s (1987). She was married to Hanon Reznikov and Julian Beck. She died on April 10, 2015 in Englewood, New ...

April 10. Grandmama/Grandma "Eudora" Frump - The Addams Family (1991)

31. Keith McCormack

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

Keith McCormack was born in 1957 in White Plains, New York, USA as Bryan O'Keith McCormack. He was previously married to Dorinda Goodwin.

April 10. Singer. Sugar Shack.

32. Percy Sledge

Soundtrack | Adventures in Babysitting

Alabama-born Percy Sledge had a somewhat unusual introduction to the music business. Working as an orderly in a local hospital, he was touring with a local band called the Esquires Combo on weekends and working at the hospital during the week. A former patient at the hospital who knew both Sledge ...

April 14. Singer. When a Man Loves a Woman.

33. Wallace Lester

Actor | Kingpin

Wallace Lester, and his band, Zuba, played with such big names as Willie Nelson during their extensive touring from 1994-1998. Their big break came when the Farrelly discovered them in a pub and used two of their songs for the movies 'There's Something About Mary' and 'Kingpin'. Wallace, along with...

April 21. Original singer of The Skyliners.

34. Lois Lilienstein

Actress | Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show

Lois Lilienstein was born on July 10, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lois Ada Goldberg. She was an actress, known for Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show (1984), Candles, Snow and Mistletoe (1993) and Ruby Sparks (2012). She was married to Ernest Lilienstein. She died on April 22, 2015 in ...

April 22. The Elephant Show.

35. Sawyer Sweeten

Actor | Everybody Loves Raymond

Sawyer Sweeten was born on May 12, 1995 in Brownwood, Texas, USA as Sawyer Storm Sweeten. He was an actor, known for Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002) and Even Stevens (2000). He died on April 23, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

April 23. Geoffrey Barone - Everybody Loves Raymond.

36. Richard Corliss

Self | Life Itself

Richard Corliss was born on March 6, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Richard Nelson Corliss. He was married to Mary Corliss. He died on April 23, 2015 in New York City, New York, USA.

April 23. Film critic.

37. Jayne Meadows

Actress | David and Bathsheba

One of four children born to American missionaries, Jayne Meadows (nee Cotter) and her family returned to America in the early 1930's wherein Jayne was forced to learn the English language, then speaking Chinese and other foreign languages only. She developed an early interest in acting and her ...

April 26. City Slickers 1 and 2 - Mitch's Mom.

38. Andrew Lesnie

Cinematographer | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Andrew Lesnie was born on January 1, 1956 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), King Kong (2005) and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). He died on April 27, 2015 in Sydney.

April 27. Cinematographer. The Lord of the Rings, King Kong.

39. Nigel Terry

Actor | Excalibur

British actor Nigel Terry primarily dedicated himself to the classical stage. When he extended himself into film and TV outings, it was mostly for historical or period roles. Over the years, he grew quite comfortable in both a pair of hose and a suit of armor.

Terry was born Peter Nigel Terry on ...

April 30. Excalibur - King Arthur.

40. Grace Lee Whitney

Actress | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Grace Lee Whitney was a versatile actress and vocalist born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio, she soon opened in nightclubs for Billie Holiday and Buddy Rich, and toured with the Spike Jones and Fred Waring Bands. Grace debuted on Broadway in "Top Banana",...

May 1. Star Trek - Janice Rand.

41. Elizabeth Wilson

Actress | The Graduate

Elizabeth Wilson was born April 4, 1921, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Marie Ethel and Dunning Wilson. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Elizabeth's debut film appearance was an uncredited role in ...

May 9. The Addams Family (1991) - Abigail Craven/Dr. Greta Pinder-Schloss. The Graduate. The Birds.

42. John Stephenson

Actor | Charlotte's Web

A 1941 graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha, where he served on the student council and participated in forensics under dramatic coach John Davies, he took second place in the National Forensics League national contest in Lexington, Kentucky in dramatic declaration and oratorical ...

May 15. The Flintstones - Mr. Slate. The Hobbit - The Great Goblin.

43. Mary Ellen Trainor

Actress | The Goonies

Mary Ellen Trainor was born in Chicago, Illinois. She appeared in many feature-films of the 1980s, notable characters include, Elaine, the kidnapped sister of Kathleen Turner and the catalyst for the entire plot in Romancing the Stone (1984), Dr. Stephanie Woods (LA Police Psychiatrist) in in all ...

May 20. The Goonies - Irene Walsh. Lethal Weapon series - Dr. Stephanie Woods. The Monster Squad - Emily. Die Hard - Gail Wallens. Scrooged - Ted. Ghostbusters II - Brownstone Mother. Back to the Future Part II - Officer Reese. Forrest Gump - Jenny's Babysitter. Congo - Moira.

44. Betsy Palmer

Actress | Friday the 13th

Betsy Palmer was probably best known for playing Jason Voorhees' mother in the horror film Friday the 13th (1980), but her career as an actress began many years before.

Palmer was born Patricia Betsy Hrunek in East Chicago, Indiana, to Marie (née Love), who launched the Chicago Business College, and...

May 29. Friday the 13th - Pamela Voorhees.

45. Richard Johnson

Actor | The Haunting

Born in Upminster, Essex, England in 1927, Richard Johnson attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and then performed in John Gielgud's repertory company until joining the navy in 1945 until 1948. After the war, he appeared successfully in the West End and made his film debut in the ...

June 6. Julius Caesar. The Monster Club. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

46. Christopher Lee

Actor | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...

June 7. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit series - Saruman. Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith - Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus. The Wicker Man - Lord Summerisle. The Man with the Golden Gun - Scaramanga. Gremlins 2: The New Batch - Doctor Catheter. The Three Musketeers series - Rochefort. The Odyssey - Tiresias. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Dr. Wonka. Hammer's Dracula series - Count Dracula. The Curse of Frankenstein - Frankenstein's monster. The Mummy - Kharis, The Mummy. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Henry. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes - Mycroft Holmes. 1941 - Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt. House of the Long Shadows - Corrigan. Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf - Stefan Crosscoe. Police Academy: Mission to Moscow - Commandant Rakov.

47. Ron Moody

Actor | Oliver!

Equipped with a crooked, leering smirk and devilish gleam in his eye, the homely, yet beautifully expressive mug of actor Ron Moody will be most assuredly remembered for one signature role, despite the fact that the talented comedian had much, much more to offer. Carol Channing may have had her ...

June 11. Oliver! - Fagin. The Twelve Chairs - Vorobyaninov.

48. James Horner

Music_department | Titanic

James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He ...

June 22. Composer - An American Tail 1 and 2, Aliens, Titanic, Mask of Zorro, Commando.

49. Dick Van Patten

Actor | Spaceballs

Dick Van Patten began acting as a child. He made his first of 27 Broadway appearances, at age seven, in "Tapestry in Grey". After, he appeared in many films, including Freaky Friday (1976), with Jodie Foster; Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) and Spaceballs (1987). His TV credits include his ...

June 23. 86. Eight Is Enough. Spaceballs - King Roland. Robin Hood: Men In Tights - The Abbot.

50. Patrick Macnee

Actor | A View to a Kill

British actor Patrick Macnee was born on February 6, 1922 in London, England into a wealthy and eccentric family. His father, Daniel Macnee, was a race horse trainer, who drank and gambled away the family fortune, leaving young Patrick to be raised by his lesbian mother, Dorothea Mary, and her ...

June 25. 93. The Avengers - John Steed. A View to a Kill - Sir Godfrey Tibbett. Scrooge - Young Jacob Marley.

51. Jack Carter

Actor | History of the World: Part I

Jack Carter was born on June 24, 1922 in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jack Chakrin. He was an actor and director, known for History of the World: Part I (1981), McCloud (1970) and Alligator (1980). He was married to Roxanne Wander, Paula Stewart and Joan Mann. He died ...

June 28. History of the World: Part I - Rat Vendor - The French Revolution. Alligator - Mayor.

52. Amanda Peterson

Actress | Can't Buy Me Love

Amanda Peterson was born on July 8, in Greeley, Colorado. With a natural beauty, powerful charm and a strong personality this talented and truly gifted actress began her career in film industry at age "nine-and-a-half", with the feature film Annie (1982), directed by Academy Award-winner John Huston...

July 5. 43. Can't Buy Me Love - Cindy Mancini. Listen to Me - Donna Lumis. Explorers - Lori Swenson. Annie - "Rover, why not think it over" girl.

53. Irwin Keyes

Actor | The Flintstones

Large (6'1"), affable, and commanding character actor Irwin Keyes was born on March 16, 1952 in New York City. Keyes grew up in Amityville, New York and graduated from Amityville Memorial High School in 1970. He acted in his first play "The Lower Depths" by Maxim Grody while attending college. ...

July 8. The Warriors - Cop. Friday the 13th - Busboy. Adventures in Dinosaur City - Guard. Dream Lover - Cop. The Flinstones and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas - Joe Rockhead. House of 1000 Corpses - Ravelli. Black Dynamite - Henchman.

54. Omar Sharif

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the title role in Doctor Zhivago (1965), was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt to Joseph Shalhoub, a lumber merchant, and his wife, Claire (Saada). Of Lebanese and ...

July 10. 83. Lawrence of Arabia - Sherif Ali. Doctor Zhivago - Dr. Yuri Zhivago. Funny Girl and Funny Lady - Nicky Arnstein. Top Secret! - Agent Cedric. The 13th Warrior - Melchisideck. One Night with the King - Prince Memucan. 10,000 BC - Narrator.

55. Roger Rees

Actor | Frida

Like a number of British actors of the same generation (John Hurt and Alan Rickman, to name two), Roger Rees originally trained for the visual arts. He was born on May 5 1944 in Aberystwyth, Wales, and acted in church and Boy Scouts stage productions while growing up in South London, but studied ...

July 10. 71. Robin Hood: Men in Tights - Sheriff of Rottingham.

56. Alex Rocco

Actor | The Godfather

Tough and volatile-looking Italianate character actor Alex Rocco was born in Boston and spent time training with such notable teachers as Leonard Nimoy and Jeff Corey to curb his thick Boston accent. In Hollywood from 1963, he worked as a bartender during the lean years and began his TV career in ...

July 18. The Godfather - Moe Greene. Herbie Goes Bananas - Quinn. Return to Horror High - Harry Sleerik.

57. Theodore Bikel

Actor | The Defiant Ones

Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as...

July 21. My Fair Lady - Zoltan Karpathy. The African Queen - First Officer. Broadway: Fiddler On the Roof - Tevye. The Sound of Music - Georg von Trapp.

58. Bobbi Kristina Brown

Actress | For Better or Worse

Bobbi Kristina Brown was born on March 4, 1993 in Livingston, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for For Better or Worse (2011), The Houstons: On Our Own (2012) and Being Bobby Brown (2005). She died on July 26, 2015 in Duluth, Georgia, USA.

July 26. 22. Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter.

59. Lynn Anderson

Soundtrack | Zodiac

She was raised in Sacramento, California, the daughter of Liz Anderson, a country music songwriter, and Casey Anderson, a car salesman. Before Lynn began singing professionally, she was a secretary. An accomplished equestrian, she retired in the 1980s and returned to another career of raising ...

July 30. Singer. Rose Garden.

60. Roddy Piper

Actor | They Live

Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a pro wrestler from 1973-1987 in the NWA, Pacific Northwest, California. He was a longtime mainstay in the WWF, and was one of the biggest "bad guys" in the WWF during the early '80s, before ...

July 31. 61. Pro wrestler. They Live - John Nada.

61. Coleen Gray

Actress | The Killing

Coleen Gray was born in Staplehurst, Nebraska, in 1922. After graduating from high school she studied dramatics at Hamline University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then decided to see America and traveled to California, stopping off at La Jolla where she worked as a waitress. ...

August 3. 92. The Killing. Nightmare Alley. State Fair.

62. George Cole

Actor | Cleopatra

George Cole OBE was a veteran British film, television and stage actor whose impressive career spanned over 60 years. For many, he will perhaps be best remembered for playing one of the most endearing characters of recent times on British television, "Arthur Daley", the shifty but very likable "...

August 5. 90. A Christmas Carol (1951) - Young Ebenezer Scrooge. Cleopatra - Flavius.

63. Terrence Evans

Actor | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Terrence Evans was born on June 20, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Terrence Horace Evans. He was an actor, known for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) and Terminator 2 (1991). He was married to Heidi. He died on August 7, 2015 in Burbank,...

August 7. Terminator 2 - Truck driver. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Old Monty. Bride of Boogedy - Mechanic.

64. Susan Sheridan

Actress | The Black Cauldron

Susan Sheridan was born on February 24, 1947 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England as Susan Haydn Thomas. She is known for her work on The Black Cauldron (1985), Tanoshî Mûmin ikka (1990) and Agony (1979). She was married to Max Brittain and Michael Sheridan. She died on August...

August 9. The Black Cauldron - Princess Eilonwy.

65. Yvonne Craig

Actress | Batgirl

Yvonne Joyce Craig was born on May 16, 1937 in Taylorville, Illinois. As a young teenager, Yvonne showed such promise as a dancer that she was accepted to Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Her training progressed until she left the company in 1957 over a disagreement on casting changes. She ...

August 17. 78. Batman - Batgirl. Star trek - Marta. It Happened At the World's Fair - Dorothy Johnson.

66. Wes Craven

Writer | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision.

Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on ...

August 30. 76. Director. Scream 1-4. A Nightmare On Elm Street. Swamp Thing. The Last House On the Left. The Hills Have Eyes.

67. Joy Beverley

Self | Looks Familiar

Joy Beverley was born on May 5, 1924 in Bethnal Green, London, England as Joycelyn Chinery. She was married to Billy Wright and Roger Carocari. She died on August 31, 2015 in London.

August 31. The Beverley Sisters. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. Sisters.

68. Dean Jones

Actor | The Love Bug

Dean Jones was born on Sunday, January 25th, 1931 in Decatur, Alabama, USA as Dean Carroll Jones. He is an actor, best known for Beethoven (1992) , The Love Bug (1968), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and especially St. John in Exile (1986). He has two daughters from his first marriage to Mae ...

September 1. 84. The Love Bug and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo - Jim Douglas. Beethoven. The Shaggy D.A. The Million Dollar Duck. That Darn Cat! Jailhouse Rock.

69. Jean Darling

Actress | Jane Eyre

Having toured the world with husband, Kajar the Magician's Show 'Magicadabr', Jean Darling settled in Dublin and became an author of dozens of short mysteries for Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, Mike Shayne Mystery Magazines and Horror Fantasy for Whispers Magazine, etc. In 1980 she became Aunty ...

September 4. 93. Our Gang - Jean.

70. Frederick 'Dennis' Greene

Actor | Greased Lightning

Frederick 'Dennis' Greene was born on January 11, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Greased Lightning (1977), Sha Na Na (1977) and Festival Express (2003). He died on September 5, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

September 5. Singer of Sha Na Na. Those Magic Changes, Born to Hand-Jive, Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay, Tears On My Pillow, Hound Dog, Blue Moon, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

71. Alan Steel

Actor | Taggart

Alan Steel is an actor, known for Taggart (1985).

September 5. Hercules Against Rome - Hercules.

72. Martin Milner

Actor | Sweet Smell of Success

Martin Sam Milner was born December 28, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. His mother, Jerre Martin, originally from Oregon, was a dancer with the Paramount Theater circuit. His father, Sam Gordon Milner, a Polish Jewish immigrant, was a film distributor. The Milners moved to Seattle when Martin was a baby...

September 6. 83. Dragnet, Adam-12, Emergency! - Pete Malloy. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral - James Earp.

73. Jack Larson

Actor | Superman Returns

Jack Edward Larson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Anita (Calicoff) and George E. Larson. He was raised in Pasadena, and attended Pasadena Junior College (by coincidence, exactly as did his Adventures of Superman (1952) co-star George Reeves). He was a contract player at Warner Bros. ...

September 20. 87. Adventures of Superman - Jimmy Olsen.

74. Ben Cauley

Soundtrack | Dope

Ben Cauley was born on October 3, 1947 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was married to Shirley. He died on September 21, 2015 in Memphis.

September 21. 67. Vocalist and trumpet player of The Bar-Kays. Sole survivor of Otis Redding's 1967 plane crash.

75. Yogi Berra

Actor | The Phil Silvers Show

One of baseball's greatest catchers of all time, Yogi Berra appeared in a record 14 World Series while calling the games for the New York Yankees. Berra proved invaluable to the Yankees as evidenced by his three Americal League Most Valuable Player awards. Berra was also one of the games ...

September 22. Age 90. New York Yankees and Mets Catcher and Outfielder.

76. John Guillermin

Director | The Towering Inferno

Began his career in France in 1947 as a documentary filmmaker.

September 27. Director. The Towering Inferno, King Kong (1976), King Kong Lives, Sheena, Tarzan's Greatest Adventure.

77. Frankie Ford

Soundtrack | Stewardess School

New Orleans R&B singer Frankie Ford was born on August 4, 1939 in Gretna, Louisiana. He was the adopted son of Vincent and Anna Guzzo. He studied singing and dancing as a boy and made his stage debut at age five in 1945. He performed on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour in New York City in 1952 and won ...

September 28. Singer. Sea Cruise.

78. Catherine E. Coulson

Actress | Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Catherine E. Coulson began her professional association with director David Lynch when she worked as assistant director on Lynch's legendary feature debut Eraserhead (1977). This is when the two began discussing the idea of a woman who carried a log around with her. Coulson spent much of her career...

September 28. Twin Peaks - Log Lady.

79. Kevin Corcoran

Actor | Old Yeller

Kevin Corcoran was born on June 10, 1949 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Kevin Anthony Corcoran. He was an assistant director and actor, known for Old Yeller (1957), Swiss Family Robinson (1960) and Pollyanna (1960). He was married to Laura Soltwedel. He died on October 6, 2015 in Burbank, ...

October 6. 66. Old Yeller and Savage Sam - Arliss Coates. Swiss Family Robinson - Francis Robinson. Daniel Boone - son James Boone. Babes in Toyland - Boy Blue.

80. Billy Joe Royal

Soundtrack | Glory Road

Singer Billy Joe Royal enjoyed a successful musical career which spanned over forty years and encompassed the pop, rock, and country music genres. He was born on April 3, 1942 in Valdosta, Georgia and raised in Marietta, Georgia. Royal hailed from a family of musical entertainers. Billy Joe made ...

October 6. 73. Singer. Down in the Boondocks (1965).

81. Joan Leslie

Actress | Yankee Doodle Dandy

Joan Leslie was born in Detroit and began acting as a child performer. She was never able to escape the good girl role in her early work. She married Dr. William Caldwell in 1950. She quit her acting career to raise her identical twin daughters Patrice and Ellen. Both daughters are now Doctors ...

October 12. 90. Yankee Doodle Dandy - Mary. Sergeant York - Gracie Williams. High Sierra - Velma.

82. Andrew Rubin

Actor | Police Academy

Andrew Harold Rubin was born in the seaport town of New Bedford, Massachusetts. His father, Simon, owned a furniture and bedding factory and his mother, Leona (nee Greenstone) was an artist and international travel writer.

Andy, as he was called then, began performing and acting at the age of 10. He...

October 16. Police Academy - George Martin.

83. Cory Wells

Self | Bandstand

Singer Cory Wells was born Emil Lowendowski on February 2, 1941 in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in a rough neighborhood and hailed from a musical family. Cory's father died when he was a little boy and his mother struggled for a while before getting remarried. In the early 1960's Wells played in a...

October 20, One of the three singers of Three Dog Night. Sang 'Mama Told Me (Not to Come)'.

84. 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...

October 24. The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Esmeralda. How Green Was My Valley - Angharad. Miracle on 34th Street - Doris Walker. The Quiet Man - Mary Kate Danaher O'Hara. McLintock! - Katherine Gilhooley McLintock.

85. Fidelis Cheza

Actor | Kini & Adams

Fidelis Cheza was born in 1947 in Southern Rhodesia. He was an actor, known for Kini & Adams (1997), King Solomon's Mines (1985) and A Far Off Place (1993). He died on October 25, 2015 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

October 25. The Lost World (1992) - Chief Palala.

86. Al Molinaro

Actor | The Odd Couple

Albert was born on June 24, 1919 to Raffaele Molinaro and Teresa Marrone. His father was born in Calabria, Italy and immigrated to the US when he was 15 years old and worked as a water boy with a railroad crew going west from New York. He ended up in Kenosha Wisconsin where he met and married ...

October 30. Happy Days - Al Delvecchio.

87. Fred Dalton Thompson

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Fred Dalton Thompson was born on August 19, 1942 in Sheffield, Alabama, USA as Freddie Dalton Thompson. He was an actor, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), No Way Out (1987) and Sinister (2012). He was married to Jeri Kehn Thompson and Sarah Elizabeth Lindsey. He died on November 1, 2015 in...

November 1. Law & Order - D.A. Arthur Branch. Die Hard 2 - Trudeau. Days of Thunder - Big John.

88. Melissa Mathison

Writer | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Melissa Mathison was born on June 3, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Marie Mathison. She was a writer and producer, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The BFG (2016) and Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). She was married to Harrison Ford. She died on November 4, 2015 in Los ...

November 4. Age 65. First wife of Harrison Ford. Co-Writer of E.T., The Black Stallion, and Twilight Zone: The Movie (Scatman Crothers segment).

89. George Barris

Producer | Juke Box Racket

George Barris was born in Chicago in the mid twenties. In 1928, he and his older brother Sam moved to Roseville, California with relatives after their parents died. George pursued a passion for building scratch-built aircraft models which led to model cars. The brothers interest in cars intensified...

November 5. Designed Adam West's Batmobile, Drag-u-la, KITT, etc.

90. Gunnar Hansen

Actor | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

He was born in Reykjavik, Iceland and moved to the United States at the age of 5. Gunnar lived in Maine till he was 11, then his family moved to Texas, where he went to high school and then the University of Texas. He majored in English and mathematics and then went to graduate school in ...

November 7. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - Leatherface.

91. Saeed Jaffrey

Actor | The Man Who Would Be King

Saeed Jaffrey was born in Maler Kotla, Punjab, India. He was born on the 8th of January 1929. He attended University of Allahabad where he completed his post-graduate degree in history. He also attended the Staff Training Institute of All India Radio. He started his career in drama, as the founder ...

November 14. The Man Who Would Be King - Billy Fish.

92. Vincent Margera

Actor | Haggard

Vincent Margera was born on July 3, 1956 in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA as Vincent Roy Margera. He was an actor, known for Haggard (2003), CKY Trilogy: Round 2 (2003) and CKY Trilogy: Round 1 (2003). He died on November 15, 2015 in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Don Vito. November 15. Age 59. Viva La Bam!

93. Joshua 'Li'iBoy' Shintani

Actor | Shallow Hal

Joshua 'Li'iBoy' Shintani was born on June 24, 1983 in Oahu, Hawaii, USA as Joshua Kelii Shintani. He was an actor, known for Shallow Hal (2001). He died on November 25, 2015 in Kauai, Hawaii.

November 25. Shallow Hal - Li'l Boy.

94. Gabriele Ferzetti

Actor | C'era una volta il West

Elegant, urbane and well-spoken, Gabriele Ferzetti was one of Italy's most prominent international stars of the 1950's and 60's. His passion for the stage had begun with performing in university plays. This paved the way to a scholarship at the Rome Academy of Dramatic Art (Accademia d'arte ...

December 2. 90. Once Upon a Time in the West - Morton. On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Marc-Ange Draco.

95. Scott Weiland

Soundtrack | Tank Girl

Scott Weiland was born on October 27, 1967 in Santa Cruz, California, USA as Scott Richard Kline. He was married to Jamie Wachtel, Mary Forsberg and Janina Castenada. He died on December 3, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA.

December 3. 48. Stone Temple Pilots frontman. Wicked Garden, Creep, Plush, Vasoline, Interstate Love Song.

96. 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 ...

December 4. 85. Scarface. Big. Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie.

97. Marque Lynch

Soundtrack | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Marque Lynch was born on January 3, 1981 in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA as Marque Syl Lynche. He died on December 6, 2015 in New York City, New York, USA.

December 6. 34. The All New Mickey Mouse Club.

98. Brooke McCarter

Actor | The Lost Boys

Brooke McCarter was born on April 22, 1963. He was named after his father and his mother's name is Maria. Brooke had a sister named Melissa and a brother named Robert. Brooke's family had been in entertainment for quite some time. His grandfather was an old Vaudeville actor and his father was a ...

December 22. The Lost Boys - Paul. Thrashin' - Tyler.

99. Jason Wingreen

Actor | Archie Bunker's Place

Character actor Jason Wingreen was born on October 9, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York City. The son of a Jewish tailor father, Wingreen grew up in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens. Jason attended John Adams High School and majored in English and Speech at Brooklyn College (he initially planned on...

December 25. 95. Voice of Boba Fett. Airplane! - Dr. Brody.

100. Lemmy

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Lemmy was born on December 24, 1945 in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England as Ian Fraser Kilmister. He died on December 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

December 28. 70. Singer of Motörhead - Ace of Spades. Return to Nuke 'Em High. Airheads.



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