Late Legendsby TrekFan1 | created - 07 Mar 2015 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
A list of the film and TV legends removed from the Living Legends list (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls056314204) since its creation on Aug. 14, 2013.
First here are some of those deceased showbiz personalities who made their film or television debuts after 1968 but otherwise would have been on the "Living Legends" list prior to their deaths:
R.I.P. producer Saul Zaentz (1921 – 2014); writer/director/actor Harold Ramis (1944 – 2014); comedian David Brenner (1936 – 2014); actor Bob Hoskins (1942 – 2014); actor/comedian Robin Williams (1951 – 2014); composer/conductor James Horner (1953 – 2015); producer Jerry Weintraub (1937 – 2015); writer/director/producer Wes Craven (1939 – 2015); actor/director Alan Rickman (1946 – 2016); producer Michael White (1936 – 2016); actor Ken Howard (1944 – 2016); comedian/actor/writer Garry Shandling (1949 – 2016); singer/songwriter/musician/actor Prince (1958 – 2016); director/screenwriter/producer Michael Cimino (1939 – 2016); filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (1940 – 2016); writer/director/producer Héctor Babenco (1946 – 2016); director/writer/producer Curtis Hanson (1945 – 2016); actress/writer Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016); actor/director Bill Paxton (1955 – 2017); director/producer Jonathan Demme (1944 – 2017); actor Powers Boothe (1948 – 2017); actor John Heard (1946 – 2017); playwright/screenwriter/actor Sam Shepard (1943 – 2017); actor Bernie Casey (1939 – 2017); writer/director/producer Hugh Wilson (1943 – 2018); actress Sridevi (1963 – 2018); actor David Ogden Stiers (1942 – 2018); director Claude Lanzmann (1925 – 2018); actor Ezzatolah Entezami (1924 – 2018); producer Raymond Chow (1927 – 2018); actor/writer Kader Khan (1937 – 2018)
And now here is the main "Late Legends" list...
Actress | La nuit américaine
Valentina Cortese was born in Milan on New Year's Day of 1923. She made her movie debut in 1940 and played many "ingenue" parts in Italian films of that period, before making a real sensation in Les Misérables (1948) and Tempesta su Parigi (1948), playing both female leads, Fantine and ...
Actress; d. July 10, 2019
2. Rip Torn
Actor | Men in Black
Rip Torn was born Elmore Rual Torn, Jr. on February 6, 1931 in Temple, Texas, the son of Thelma Mary (Spacek) and Elmore Rudolph Torn, who was an agriculturalist and economist, credited with popularizing the custom of eating black-eyes peas on New Year's Day. "Rip" is a family name, taken by ...
Actor; d. July 9, 2019
Actor | Dune
British character actor Freddie Jones came to the acting profession after ten years of working as a laboratory assistant and acting in amateur theater on the side. To kick off his mid-life career change, Jones attended Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in Kent, England, on a scholarship. He ...
Actor; d. July 9, 2019
Cinematographer | Cyrano de Bergerac
Pierre Lhomme was born on April 5, 1930 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is known for his work on Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Camille Claudel (1988) and This Sweet Sickness (1977). He died on July 4, 2019 in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
Cinematographer; d. July 5, 2019
5. Arte Johnson
Actor | Love at First Bite
Arte Johnson was born on January 20, 1929 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA as Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson. He was an actor and writer, known for Love at First Bite (1979), Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) and The President's Analyst (1967). He was married to Gisela Johnson. He died on July 3, ...
Actor; d. July 3, 2019
Director | Romeo and Juliet
Franco Zeffirelli was born on February 12, 1923 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli. He is known for his work on Romeo and Juliet (1968), The Taming of the Shrew (1967) and La traviata (1982). He died on June 15, 2019 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
Director / Writer / Production Designer; d. June 15, 2019
7. Sylvia Miles
Actress | Midnight Cowboy
Sylvia Miles was born on September 9, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Sylvia Scheinwald. She was an actress, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Wall Street (1987) and Evil Under the Sun (1982). She was married to Ted Brown, Gerald Price and William Myers. She died on June 12, 2019 in ...
Actress; d. June 12, 2019
8. Tim Conway
Actor | 30 Rock
Funny man Tim Conway was born on December 15th, 1933 in Willoughby, Ohio, to Sophia (Murgoiu) and Daniel Conway, a pony groomer. He was a fraternity man at Bowling Green State University, served in the army, and started his career working for a radio station.
Conway got into comedy when he started ...
Actor / Comedian / Writer; d. May 14, 2019
9. Doris Day
Soundtrack | Pillow Talk
One of America's most prolific actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who ...
Actress / Singer; d. May 13, 2019
10. Machiko Kyô
Actress | Rashômon
Machiko Kyô was born on March 25, 1924 in Osaka, Japan as Yano Motoko. She was an actress, known for Rashomon (1950), Gate of Hell (1953) and The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956). She died on May 12, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.
Actress; d. May 12, 2019
11. Alvin Sargent
Writer | Spider-Man 2
Alvin Sargent was born on April 12, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Alvin Supowitz. He is known for his work on Spider-Man 2 (2004), Ordinary People (1980) and Paper Moon (1973). He was married to Laura Ziskin and Joan Camden. He died on May 9, 2019 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Screenwriter; d. May 9, 2019
12. Ken Kercheval
Actor | Dallas
Ken Kercheval was born on July 15, 1935 in Wolcottville, Indiana, USA as Kenneth Marine Kercheval. He was an actor and director, known for Dallas (1978), Network (1976) and The Secret Storm (1954). He was married to Cheryl Paris, Ava Ruth Fox and Judith Peters Launt. He died on April 21, 2019 in ...
Actor; d. April 21, 2019
13. Fay McKenzie
Actress | The Party
Fay Eunice McKenzie was born February 19, 1918 into a show business family where she was the youngest of two sisters and an actress cousin, and made her screen debut at only ten weeks old in "Station Content" (1918) in which she was carried in the arms of Gloria Swanson. Her parents, Eva & Bob "...
Actress; d. April 16, 2019
14. Bibi Andersson
Actress | Persona
Her artistic dreams came early in life and were further supported by her older sister Gerd Andersson who became a ballet dancer at the Royal Opera and made her acting debut in 1951. Bibi, on the other side, had to make do with bit parts and commercials. She debuted in Dum-Bom (1953), playing ...
Actress; d. April 14, 2019
15. Seymour Cassel
Actor | Rushmore
Seymour Cassel, the veteran character actor who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as the hippie swinger Chet in John Cassavetes' Faces (1968), studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and at the Actors Studio. He made his movie debut in Cassavetes' first film, Shadows ...
Actor; d. April 7, 2019
16. Agnès Varda
Director | Sans toit ni loi
Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Arlette Varda. She was a director and writer, known for Vagabond (1985), Faces Places (2017) and Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962). She was married to Jacques Demy. She died on March 29, 2019 in Paris, France.
Filmmaker; d. March 29, 2019
17. Richard Erdman
Actor | Stalag 17
Character actor John Richard Erdmann was born on June 1, 1925 in Enid, Oklahoma, of Dutch descent. Raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Erdman and his single mother moved to Los Angeles, California in 1941 after his high school drama teacher told him he could make it in movies. Richard ...
Actor; d. March 16, 2019
Production_designer | The Poseidon Adventure
William J. Creber was born on July 26, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an art director and production designer, known for The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Towering Inferno (1974) and Planet of the Apes (1968). He was married to Sally Queen and Torri, Susan. He died on March 7, 2019 ...
Art Director / Production Designer; d. March 7, 2019
19. André Previn
Music_department | My Fair Lady
German-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor André George Previn (born Andreas Ludwig Priwin, in Berlin) was for eight decades a hugely influential and prolific figure in jazz, as well as classical and film music. Being Jewish, Previn's family was forced to leave Hitler's Germany in ...
Composer / Conductor; d. February 28, 2019
Actress | Soap
Katherine Marie Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas. After her parents divorced, she was raised by her mother, Thelma (nee Malone) Helmond, and her maternal grandmother, both of Irish Catholic descent. She attended Catholic school, and appeared in numerous school plays and ...
Actress; d. February 23, 2019
21. Stanley Donen
Director | Charade
Inspired by Fred Astaire's dancing in Flying Down to Rio (1933), Stanley Donen (pronounced 'Dawn-en') attended dance classes from the age of ten. He later recalled that the only thing he wanted to be was a tap dancer.
He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Helen Pauline (Cohen) and Mordecai ...
Director; d. February 21, 2019
22. Bruno Ganz
Actor | Der Untergang
Bruno Ganz was an acclaimed Swiss actor who was a prominent figure in German language film and television for over fifty years. He is internationally renowned for portraying Adolf Hitler in the Academy Award-nominated film Downfall (2004).
Ganz was born in Zürich, to a Swiss mechanic father and a ...
Actor; d. February 15, 2019
23. Albert Finney
Actor | Erin Brockovich
The son of a Lancashire bookmaker, Albert Finney came to motion pictures via the theatre. In 1956, he won a scholarship to RADA where his fellow alumni included Peter O'Toole and Alan Bates. He joined the Birmingham Repertory where he excelled in plays by William Shakespeare. A member of the Royal ...
Actor; d. February 7, 2019
24. Julie Adams
Actress | Creature from the Black Lagoon
Betty May Adams was the daughter of a travelling Iowa cotton buyer with a penchant for alcohol. Growing up in Arkansas, Betty expressed an early interest in acting and made her performing debut in a third grade play of "Hansel and Gretel". Beautiful, talented and determined, the freshly minted '...
Actress; d. February 3, 2019
25. Dick Miller
Actor | The Terminator
Born in the Bronx, New York to Russian Jewish immigrant parents (Isidor "Ira" and Rita Blucher Miller), Richard Miller served in the U.S. Navy for a few years and earned a prize title as a middleweight boxer. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, where he was noticed by producer/director ...
Actor; d. January 30, 2019
26. Michel Legrand
Composer | The Thomas Crown Affair
Michel Legrand is a three-time Academy Award-winning French composer, conductor and pianist who composed over 200 film and television scores as well as recorded over a hundred albums of jazz, popular and classical music.
He was born on February 24, 1932, in Becon-les-Bruyeres, in the Paris suburbs, ...
Composer; d. January 26, 2019
27. Dusan Makavejev
Director | W.R. - Misterije organizma
Dusan Makavejev is the premier figure in Yugoslavian film history; his films are deeply rooted in his nation's painful postwar experiences and draw on important Yugoslavian cinematic and cultural models. Makavejev's work has violated many political and sexual taboos and invited censorship in dozens...
Writer / Director; d. January 25, 2019
28. Jonas Mekas
Director | The Brig
Jonas Mekas, born December 24, 1922, Semeniskiai, Birzai, Lithuania, is a director, cinematographer, editor, writer, actor, poet, artist and publicist. More than 60 years of tireless work in film, arts and media has earned him the epithet "The Godfather of American Avant-Garde Cinema". In 1944 ...
Filmmaker; d. January 23, 2019
29. Kaye Ballard
Actress | The Girl Most Likely
Singing funny girl Kaye Ballard was born to perform...and perform she did, in a career spanning eight decades. With a strong comedy background and tunnel mouth to rival Martha Raye, the broad and bouncy trouper drew laughs on the musical stage, in night clubs, in recordings and on TV. As the ...
Actress; d. January 22, 2019
30. James Frawley
Director | The Muppet Movie
James Frawley was born on September 29, 1936 in Houston, Texas, USA as James Joseph Frawley. He was a director and producer, known for The Muppet Movie (1979), The Big Bus (1976) and The Monkees (1966). He was married to Cynthia Margaret. He died on January 22, 2019 in Indian Wells, California, USA.
Director; d. January 22, 2019
Make_up_department | Forrest Gump
Daniel C. Striepeke was born on October 8, 1930 in Sonoma County, California, USA as Daniel Charles Striepeke. He is known for his work on Forrest Gump (1994), Cast Away (2000) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He was married to Sherry Sexton. He died in January 2019 in West Los Angeles, California.
Make-up artist; d. January 17, 2018
32. Carol Channing
Actress | Thoroughly Modern Millie
Carol Channing was born January 31, 1921, at Seattle, Washington, the daughter of a prominent newspaper editor, who was very active in the Christian Science movement. She attended high school in San Francisco and later worked as a model in Los Angeles. She attended prestigious Bennington College in...
Actress / Singer / Dancer / Comedian; d. January 15, 2018
33. Verna Bloom
Actress | National Lampoon's Animal House
Verna Bloom was born on August 7, 1938 in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA as Verna Frances Bloom. She was an actress, known for National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and High Plains Drifter (1973). She was married to Jay Cocks and Richard Collier. She died on January...
Actress; d. January 9, 2019
34. Don Lusk
Animation_department | Lady and the Tramp
Animator, with Disney from 1933, subsequently with Hanna-Barbera studio. His work at the latter included Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, The Smurfs and Tom and Jerry. Winner of a Winsor McCay Award.
Animator / Director; d. December 30, 2018
35. Donald Moffat
Actor | The Thing
The cinema took a while to discover him. Born in England, the son of an insurance agent, RADA-trained Donald Moffat first appeared on the Shakespearean stage with the Old Vic. In 1954, he stage managed the popular revue "Salad Days". Then, 'discontentment' (which, he later explained, had much to do...
Actor; d. December 20, 2018
36. Penny Marshall
Actress | Laverne & Shirley
Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943 in the Bronx, New York. The Libra was 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. She was the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. She was the younger sister of ...
Actress / Director; d. December 17, 2018
37. Philip Bosco
Actor | The Savages
Philip Michael Bosco was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Margaret Raymond (Thek), a policewoman, and Philip Lupo Bosco, a carnival worker. He was of Italian and German descent. Bosco graduated from Saint Peter's Prep School, 1948, and from the Catholic University of America, A.B. 1957. He ...
Actor; d. December 3, 2018
38. Ken Berry
Actor | The Cat from Outer Space
Dancing and the military were a large part of Ken Berry's life. When he was 13 he attended a carnival at his grade school; the dancers impressed him so much that he decided that's what he wanted to do with his life. His parents were supportive, and his dad even booked Ken into variety type shows. ...
Actor / Dancer / Singer; d. December 1, 2018
Writer | The Last Emperor
Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films were known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy. He attended Rome University and became famous as a poet. He served as assistant director for Pier Paolo Pasolini in the film Accattone (1961) and directed The Grim Reaper (...
Director / Screenwriter; d. November 26, 2018
40. Nicolas Roeg
Director | Don't Look Now
When he made his directorial debut in 1970, Nicolas Roeg was already a 23-year veteran of the British film industry, starting out in 1947 as an editing apprentice and working his way up to cinematographer twelve years later. He first came to attention as part of the second unit on David Lean's ...
Director / Cinematographer; d. November 23, 2018
41. William Goldman
Writer | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Screenwriter, novelist, playwright, non-fiction author. Born in Highland Park, Illinois, USA, began his career as a novelist in 1957. Started writing screenplays in 1965 with "Masquerade". A two-time Academy Award Winner, he is one of the most successful screenwriters and script doctors in ...
Screenwriter; d. November 16, 2018
42. Pablo Ferro
Not all of our most important filmmakers are the most well-known. Hailed as a genius by Stanley Kubrick and described by Jonathan Demme as "the best designer of film titles in the country today," Pablo Ferro has distinguished himself in film for more than three decades as a director, editor and ...
Title Designer; d. November 16, 2018
43. Roy Clark
Soundtrack | Hee Haw
Roy Clark was born on April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia, USA as Roy Linwood Clark. He was married to Barbara Joyce Rupard. He died on November 15, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Singer / Musician / Host; d. November 15, 2018
44. Stan Lee
Producer | Black Panther
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, ...
Writer / Producer / Actor; d. November 12, 2018
45. Francis Lai
Composer | Love Story
Francis Lai was born on April 26, 1932 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France as Francis Albert Lai. He was a composer, known for Love Story (1970), Stranger Than Fiction (2006) and My Best Friend's Wedding (1997). He was married to Dagmar Puetz. He died on November 7, 2018 in Paris, France.
Composer; d. November 7, 2018
46. Sondra Locke
Actress | Bronco Billy
Sondra Locke was born May 28, 1944 as Sandra Louise Smith, probably in Madison, Alabama. She was the daughter of Raymond Smith, a military man stationed nearby, and Pauline Bayne. Smith departed the scene before Sondra's birth. In 1945, her mother wed William B. Elkins, and together they had a son,...
Actress / Director; d. November 3, 2018
47. James Karen
Actor | The Return of the Living Dead
Veteran Broadway, TV and film actor James Karen was encouraged as a young man to take up an acting career by U.S. Congressman Daniel J. Flood, who was an amateur actor himself. In 1947 Karen made his Broadway debut in "A Streetcar Named Desire", which led to appearances in over 20 Broadway ...
Actor; d. October 23, 2018
48. Milena Dravic
Actress | Horoskop
Born in Belgrade, Dravic was involved with the performing arts from the age of four: first with dance and later classical ballet. In 1959, while in high school, director Frantisek Cap saw her on the cover of a youth magazine in a ballet dancers group photo and decided on the spot to approach her ...
Actress; d. October 14, 2018
49. Peggy McCay
Actress | Days of Our Lives
Peggy McCay was born on November 3, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (1990) and Hawaiian Eye (1959). She died on October 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actress; d. October 7, 2018..
50. Scott Wilson
Actor | The Ninth Configuration
One chillingly infamous screen role for Scott Wilson in 1967 set the tone for an actor who went on to prove himself an invaluable character player for five decades. The Georgia-born native (Atlanta born and raised) was awarded a basketball scholarship following high school at Georgia's Southern ...
Actor; d. October 6, 2018
51. Charles Aznavour
Actor | Tirez sur le pianiste
Beloved French chanson entertainer Charles Aznavour, who wrote more than 800 songs, recorded more than 1,000 of them in French, English, German and Spanish and sold over 100 million records in all, was born Chahnour Varinag Aznavourian on May 22, 1924, in Paris, the younger of two children born to ...
Singer / Actor; d. October 1, 2018
52. Gary Kurtz
Producer | Star Wars
Gary Kurtz was born on July 27, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gary Douglas Kurtz. He was a producer and assistant director, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), The Dark Crystal (1982) and American Graffiti (1973). He was married to Stephanie Clare Gabriel, Roberta Jimenez...
Producer / Assistant Director; d. September 23, 2018
53. John M. Dwyer
Set_decorator | Star Trek: First Contact
John M. Dwyer was born on August 25, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek Generations (1994) and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). He died on September 15, 2018 in Encinitas, California, USA.
Set Decorator; d. September 15, 2018
54. 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 ...
Actor / Director / Producer; d. September 6, 2018
55. 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 ...
Actor; d. September 4, 2018
56. Gloria Jean
Actress | I Surrender Dear
Gloria Jean Schoonover was born on April 14, 1926 in Buffalo, New York. Her family moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania shortly after that; this is where Gloria spent the early part of her childhood. Her father owned a music store, while her mother, who had been a bareback rider in a circus, took care ...
Actress; d. August 31, 2018
57. Neil Simon
Writer | The Odd Couple
Neil Simon was born on July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Marvin Neil Simon. He was a writer and producer, known for The Odd Couple (1968), Murder by Death (1976) and The Goodbye Girl (1977). He was married to Elaine Joyce, Diane Lander, Marsha Mason and Joan Baim. He died ...
Playwright / Screenwriter; d. August 26, 2018
58. Barbara Harris
Actress | Freaky Friday
Barbara Harris began acting while still a teenager in Chicago, playing small parts in the Playwrights Theatre Club (whose other players included such youngsters as Edward Asner, Mike Nichols and Elaine May). She was also in "The Compass Players", the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe in ...
Actress; d. August 21, 2018
59. Richard H. Kline
Cinematographer | King Kong
Born in Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 1926, Kline, with the help of his dad, landed a job in the camera department at Columbia Pictures after he graduated from high school in 1943. He worked as a slate boy on Cover Girl (1944), starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly. Richard is the fourth member of my ...
Cinematographer; d. August 7, 2018
60. Charlotte Rae
Actress | The Facts of Life
Charlotte Rae was born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was raised on a farm, the middle daughter of three sisters, between Beverly and Mimi. Her parents, Esther (Ottenstein) and Meyer Lubotsky, were Russian Jewish immigrants. Rae wanted to be a dramatic actress, ...
Actress; d. August 5, 2018
61. Mary Carlisle
Actress | Tip-Off Girls
She was the standard prototype of the porcelain-pretty collegiate and starry-eyed romantic interest in a host of Depression-era films and although her name may not ring a bell to most, Mary Carlisle enjoyed a fairly solid decade in the cinematic limelight. The Boston-born blue-eyed blonde was ...
Actress; d. August 1, 2018
62. Meg Randall
Actress | Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm
Meg Randall was born on August 1, 1926 in Clinton, Oklahoma, USA as Genevieve Roberts. She was an actress, known for Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951), Highway Patrol (1955) and Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950). She died on July 20, 2018 in the USA.
Actress; d. July 20, 2018
Writer | Kakushi-toride no san-akunin
Shinobu Hashimoto was born on April 18, 1918 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He was a writer and director, known for The Hidden Fortress (1958), Ikiru (1952) and Rashomon (1950). He died on July 19, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
Screenwriter; d. July 19, 2018
64. Yvonne Blake
Costume_designer | Superman
Yvonne Blake was born on April 17, 1940 in Manchester, England as Yvonne Ann Blake. She is known for her work on Superman (1978), Goya's Ghosts (2006) and Fahrenheit 451 (1966). She was married to Gil Carretero. She died on July 17, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.
Costume Designer; d. July 17, 2018
65. Tab Hunter
Actor | Damn Yankees
Dreamy Tab Hunter stood out in film history as one of the hottest teen idols of the 1950s era. With blond, tanned, surfer-boy good looks, he was artificially groomed and nicknamed "The Sigh Guy" by the Hollywood studio system, yet managed to continue his career long after his "golden boy" prime.
Actor; d. July 8, 2018
66. Robby Müller
Cinematographer | Breaking the Waves
Robby Müller was born on April 4, 1940 in Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles as Robert Müller. He is known for his work on Breaking the Waves (1996), Paris, Texas (1984) and Dead Man (1995). He died on July 3, 2018 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
Cinematographer; d. July 3, 2018
67. Harlan Ellison
Writer | The Twilight Zone
Author Harlan Ellison was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Serita (Rosenthal) and Louis Laverne Ellison. He had an older sister, Beverly. Harlan was married five times. He lived in Sherman Oaks at "Ellison Wonderland". He had the same address and phone number for decades, was a non-smoker and ...
Writer; d. June 28, 2018
68. Françoise Bonnot
Editor | Missing
Françoise Bonnot was born on August 17, 1939 in Bois-Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France. She was an editor and actress, known for Missing (1982), Z (1969) and The Tenant (1976). She was married to Henri Verneuil. She died on June 9, 2018 in Paris, France.
Film Editor; d. June 9, 2018
69. Eunice Gayson
Actress | Dr. No
Eunice Gayson was an English actress best known for playing Sylvia Trench, James Bond's girlfriend in the first two Bond films (Dr. No and From Russia with Love). Originally, Gayson was to be cast as Miss Moneypenny, but that part went to Lois Maxwell instead.
Gayson was originally to have been a ...
Actress; d. June 8, 2018
70. William Phipps
Actor | The War of the Worlds
In the early days of 1950s science-fiction, one of the first people to become identified with the genre was actor William Phipps. Aside from furnishing the voice of Prince Charming in Disney's cartoon classic Cinderella (1950), Phipps also hid his boyish face beneath a beard as the star of Arch ...
Actor; d. June 1, 2018
71. Clint Walker
Actor | The Dirty Dozen
Clint Walker was born Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, southwestern Illinois, to Gladys Huldah (Schwanda), a Czech immigrant, and Paul Arnold Walker, who was from Arkansas. Walker almost single-handedly started the western craze on TV in the 1950s as Cheyenne Bodie in Cheyenne (1955). Growing up ...
Actor; d. May 21, 2018
Actress | Calamity Jane
A talented actress, dancer and singer with a long history on Broadway and in Hollywood, McLerie retired in 1993.
Born in Canada and reared in Brooklyn, where she attended Fort Hamilton High School. She was married to actor George Gaynes for over 60 years, until his death in 2016. They had two ...
Actress; d. May 21, 2018
73. Patricia Morison
Actress | Dressed to Kill
Woefully misused while in her prime screen years at Paramount during the late '30s and '40s, Patricia Morison, lovely and exotic with Rapunzel-like long, dark hair, nevertheless became a star in her own right -- as a supremely talented diva on the singing stage. Born on March 19, 1915, in New York ...
Actress / Singer; d. May 20, 2018
Actor | Mannix
Gaunt, wavy-haired Sicilian-American character actor Joseph Campanella seemed to pop up in just about every second TV series and telemovie of the 1960s and 70s. A tireless veteran of stage and screen, he remained very much in demand well into his eighties. His younger brother Frank was also an ...
Actor; d. May 16, 2018
75. Margot Kidder
Actress | Superman
Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...
Actress; d. May 13, 2018
76. Anne V. Coates
Editor | In the Line of Fire
After harrowing experiences as a nurse at Sir Archibald McIndoe's pioneering plastic surgery hospital in East Grinstead, Anne Coates started to fulfil her long-held ambition to be a film director with a company called Religious Films. The work consisted of patching up prints of devotional shorts ...
Film editor; d. May 8, 2018
77. Ermanno Olmi
Director | L'albero degli zoccoli
Ermanno Olmi was born on July 24, 1931 in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy. He was a director and writer, known for The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978), The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988) and The Profession of Arms (2001). He was married to Loredana Detto. He died on May 5, 2018 in Asiago, Veneto, Italy.
Filmmaker; d. May 5, 2018
Director | Rekava
Lester James Peries was born on April 5, 1919 in Colombo, Ceylon. He was a director and writer, known for The Line of Destiny (1956), Changes in the Village (1963) and Yagunthaya (1985). He was married to Sumitra Peries. He died on April 29, 2018 in Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka.
Director / Screenwriter; d. April 29, 2018
79. Robert Mandan
Actor | Soap
Robert Mandan was born on February 2, 1932 in Clever, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Soap (1977), Zapped! (1982) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He was married to Sherry Dixon. He died on April 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor; d. April 29, 2018
80. Michael Anderson
Director | Logan's Run
London-born Michael Anderson began his career in films as an office boy at Elstree studios. By 1938, he had progressed up the ladder to become assistant director for distinguished film makers Noël Coward, David Lean and Anthony Asquith. Shortly after, during wartime with the Royal Signals Corps (...
Director; d. April 25, 2018
Director | Memórias do Cárcere
Nelson Pereira dos Santos was born on October 22, 1928 in São Paulo, Brazil. He was a director and writer, known for Memórias do Cárcere (1984), O Amuleto de Ogum (1974) and Tenda dos Milagres (1977). He was married to Ivelise Ferreira. He died on April 21, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, ...
Filmmaker; d. April 21, 2018
82. Vittorio Taviani
Director | La notte di San Lorenzo
Vittorio Taviani studied law at the University of Pisa, becoming interested in the cinema after seeing Roberto Rossellini's Paisan (1946). After writing and directing short films and plays with his brother Paolo, he made his first feature in 1962. The brothers have continued to work together ever ...
Director / Screenwriter; d. April 15, 2018
83. Milos Forman
Director | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in ...
Director / Screenwriter; d. April 13, 2018
84. Chuck McCann
A third-generation performer and the son of a singing band leader, Chuck McCann was already a show business veteran by age eleven. Born in Brooklyn, he began his career as a child actor on radio, and by the age of nineteen had appeared on The Steve Allen Show (1951). He performed on several ...
Actor / Entertainer; d. April 8, 2018
85. Isao Takahata
Director | Hotaru no haka
Isao Takahata was born on October 29, 1935 in Ise, Mie, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Grave of the Fireflies (1988), The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013) and Only Yesterday (1991). He died on April 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
Director / Writer; d. April 5, 2018
86. Tim O'Connor
Tim O'Connor was born on July 3, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. Best known to viewers as Elliott Carson on the long-running television series Peyton Place (1964), he began his acting career with the Goodman Memorial Theatre in Chicago just after World War II. Moving to New York City in the early 1950s,...
Actor; d. April 5, 2018
87. Steven Bochco
Writer | Hill Street Blues
Attended Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie-Mellon U) as a playwriting major. Barbara Bosson, Michael Tucker, Bruce Weitz and Charles Haid were classmates; he and Tucker drove cross-country to Hollywood for full-time jobs at Universal, where Bochco would remain for 12 years. In 1978, he moved to MTM ...
Writer / Producer; d. April 1, 2018
88. Stéphane Audran
Actress | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie
Stéphane Audran was born on November 8, 1932 in Versailles, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines], France as Colette Suzanne Dacheville. She was an actress, known for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Babette's Feast (1987) and Le Boucher (1970). She was married to Claude Chabrol and Jean-Louis ...
Actress; d. March 27, 2018
89. Ralph Woolsey
Cinematographer | It Takes a Thief
Ralph Woolsey was born on January 1, 1914. A native of Oregon he began his career making wildlife and conservation films for the state of Minnesota in the late 1930s and in World War II worked as a cameraman for the U.S. air force. After the war he worked chiefly in documentaries, in 1957 becoming ...
Cinematographer; d. March 23, 2018
90. Lewis Gilbert
Director | Alfie
Lewis Gilbert was a British film director, producer and screenwriter best known for Alfie (1966), as well as three James Bond films: You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).
He also directed Reach for the Sky (1956), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Educating Rita (...
Director / Writer / Producer; d. February 23, 2018
91. Nanette Fabray
Actress | Harper Valley P.T.A.
A sparkling, entertaining, highly energetic presence ever since her early days (from age 4) as a singing and tap dancing child vaudevillian, Nanette Fabray was once billed as "Baby Nanette".
She was born in San Diego, California, to Louisiana-born parents, Lily Agnes (McGovern) and Raoul Bernard ...
Actress / Singer / Dancer / Comedian; d. February 22, 2018
92. Louise Latham
Actress | Marnie
Louise Latham was born on September 23, 1922 in Hamilton, Texas, USA as Johnie Louise Latham. She was an actress, known for Marnie (1964), The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) and Love Field (1992). She was married to Paul R. Picard. She died on February 12, 2018 in Casa Dorinda, California, USA.
Actress; d. February 12, 2018
93. Vic Damone
Soundtrack | Payback
At fourteen he worked as an usher at the NYC Paramount Theatre. His father was an electrician who played guitar and his mother taught piano. Damone attended PS 163 and sang in St. Finbar's choir and later attended the Alexander Hamilton Vocational High School and then Lafayette High School in ...
Singer / Actor; d. February 11, 2018
94. John Gavin
Actor | Psycho
John Gavin, the American film and TV actor, businessman and diplomat who was Ronald Reagan's first Ambassador to Mexico, was born Juan Vincent Apablasa in Los Angeles, California.
The future "Jack" Gavin was a fifth-generation Angeleno, the son of Delia Diana Pablos and Juan Vincent Apablasa, and ...
Actor; d. February 9, 2018
95. Ann Gillis
Actress | 2001: A Space Odyssey
Ann Gillis was born Alma Mabel Conner on February 12, 1927, in Little Rock, Arkansas. At age seven, she appeared in her first film, Men in White (1934), as an extra. During the next two years, she had uncredited appearances in six more films until she received her first major role in King of Hockey...
Actress; d. January 31, 2018
96. Louis Zorich
Actor | Fiddler on the Roof
Louis Zorich was born on February 12, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Detachment (2011) and The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). He was married to Olympia Dukakis. He died on January 30, 2018 in New York City, New York, USA.
Actor; d. January 30, 2018
97. John Morris
Music_department | The Elephant Man
John Morris was born on October 18, 1926 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA as John Leonard Morris. He is known for his work on The Elephant Man (1980), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Coach (1989). He was married to Francesca Bosetti. He died on January 25, 2018 in Red Hook, New York, USA.
Composer; d. January 25, 2018
98. 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 Out of Sight (1998). She was married to Marshall Schacker. She died on January 21, 2018 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.
Actress; d. January 22, 2018
99. Dorothy Malone
Actress | Written on the Wind
The blonde, sultry, dreamy-eyed beauty of Dorothy Malone, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, took some time before it made an impact with American film-going audiences. But once she did, she played it for all it was worth in her one chance Academy Award-winning "bad girl" performance, a role quite ...
Actress; d. January 19, 2018
100. Bradford Dillman
Actor | The Enforcer
Dark-haired, Ivy League-looking Bradford Dillman, whose white-collar career spanned nearly five decades, possessed charm and confident good looks that were slightly tainted by a bent smile, darting glance and edgy countenance that often provoked suspicion. Sure enough, the camera picked up on it ...
Actor; d. January 16, 2018