Date of Death between 1968-01-01 and 1968-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Nick Adams
Actor | Kaijû daisensô
Nick Adams, best known to audiences as Johnny Yuma of the TV series The Rebel (1959), played leads and supporting parts in many films of the 1950s, often cast in the same "troubled young man" mold as his good friend, James Dean. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Twilight of Honor...
Actor | Perry Mason
William Talman is best known for his role as Hamilton Burger, the district attorney who perpetually lost to Perry Mason in the long-running series Perry Mason (1957). Talman was an accomplished screenwriter and stage and screen actor, and appeared in numerous roles on television as a character ...
3. Gerald Mohr
Actor | Gilda
Bearing a strong resemblance to Humphrey Bogart certainly helped in typecasting the handsome, hairy-chested Gerald Mohr into "B" film noir. Born in New York City in 1914, he was the son of Sigmond Mohr and Henrietta Noustadt, a Viennese singer. In 1920 his father was killed in a tragic accident ...
Actress | Lifeboat
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was born on January 31, 1902 in Huntsville, Alabama. Her father was a mover and shaker in the Democratic Party who served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from June 4, 1936, to September 16, 1940. Tallulah had been interested in acting and, at age ...
Actor | Peter Pan
Bobby Driscoll was a natural-born actor. Discovered by chance at the age of five-and-a-half in a barber shop in Altadena, CA. and then convincing in anything he ever undertook on the movie screen and on television throughout his career spanning 17 years (1943-1960). Includes such notable movie ...
Actress | The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
Bea Benaderet had a remarkable career in radio and television. In the earlier days of radio, before television, she provided the voice for numerous names of characters on the radio, on shows like "Fibber McGee and Molly," "My Favorite Husband" with Lucille Ball & "The Jack Benny Show. She was born ...
Actor | A Date with Judy
Scotty Beckett was one of the cutest, most successful child actors of the 1930s and 1940s. His descent into a life of alcoholism, drugs, and crime remains one of the most tragic of Hollywood stories.
Born Scott Hastings Beckett on October 4, 1929, in Oakland, California, he and his family moved to ...
8. Dan Duryea
Actor | Too Late for Tears
Dan Duryea was educated at Cornell University and worked in the advertising business before pursuing his career as an actor. Duryea made his Broadway debut in the play "Dead End." The critical acclaim he won for his performance as Leo Hubbard in the Broadway production of "The Little Foxes" led to ...
9. Marion Lorne
Actress | Strangers on a Train
Forever embraced as the mumbling, bumbling Aunt Clara on the Bewitched (1964) television series, endearing character actress Marion Lorne had a five-decade-long career on the stage before ever becoming a familiar TV household name.
Born Marion Lorne MacDougall on August 12, 1883 (other sources list ...
10. John Ridgely
Actor | The Big Sleep
John Ridgely was a versatile character actor who made over 100 films at Warner Brothers during the 1930s and 1940s. Starting out in bit roles in such films as Dark Victory (1939), They Died with Their Boots on (1941) and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Ridgely eventually graduated to larger ...
11. Franchot Tone
Actor | Dangerous
President of the Dramatic Club at Cornell University, Franchot Tone gave up the family business for acting, making his Broadway debut in "The Age of Innocence".
Tone then went into movies for MGM, making his film debut in The Wiser Sex (1932). With his theatrical background, Tone became one of the ...
12. Helen Walker
Actress | Call Northside 777
Helen Walker was a beautiful and bright actress whose career never reached its full potential, in spite of her evident talent. She was a successful actress on Broadway, and in 1942 her performance in the play "Jason" was so impressive that she was signed up to act in films. She immediately earned ...
13. Wendell Corey
Actor | Rear Window
Wendell Corey was a hard-working American character actor who appeared in numerous movies and television productions in the 1940s, '50s and '60s. Born on March 20, 1914 in Dracut, Massachusetts, in the northeastern part of the Commonwealth near the New Hampshire border, Corey was the son of a ...
14. Helen Keller
Writer | Whirlpool
Helen Keller contracted a virulent childhood disease which resulted in complete loss of sight and hearing at nineteen months. Her parents futilely sought help for her, as did family friend Alexander Graham Bell. Finally, when Keller was seven, Annie Sullivan, a young teacher, was hired by the ...
15. Dorothy Gish
Actress | Little Meena's Romance
Dorothy Gish was born into a broken family where her restless father James Lee Gish was frequently absent. Mary Robinson McConnell a.k.a. Mary Gish, her mother, had entered into acting to make money to support the family. As soon as Dorothy and her sister Lillian Gish were old enough, they became ...
16. Fred Clark
Actor | Sunset Blvd.
This popular, baggy-eyed, bald-domed, big lug of a character actor had few peers when called upon to display that special "slow burn" style of comedy few others perfected. But perfect he did -- on stage, film and TV. In fact, he pretty much cornered the market during the 50s and 60s as the dour, ...
17. Kay Francis
Actress | Mandalay
Kay Francis is possibly the biggest of the 'forgotten stars' from Hollywood's Golden Era, yet, for a while in the 1930s, she ranked as one of the most popular actresses, tagged the 'Queen of Warner Brothers', by 1935 earning a yearly salary of $115,000 (compared to Bette Davis with $18,000). The ...
18. Virginia Weidler
Actress | The Philadelphia Story
Delightful child/juvenile actress Virginia Anna Adelaide Weidler (her friends called her "Ginny") had that knowing gleam in her eye that usually spelled trouble in one form or another for anyone at arm's reach. She was born in Eagle Rock, California in 1927, one of six children. Her mother was a ...
19. Ramon Novarro
Actor | Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Ramon Novarro was born José Ramón Gil Samaniego on February 6, 1899 in Durango, Mexico, to Leonor (Gavilan) and Dr. Mariano N. Samaniego Siqueiros, a prosperous dentist. Ramon and his family moved to Los Angeles in 1913, as refugees from the Mexican Revolution. After stints as a ballet dancer, ...
20. Howard Petrie
Actor | Bend of the River
Howard Petrie was born on November 22, 1906 in Beverly, Massachusetts, USA as Howard Alexander Petrie. He was an actor, known for Bend of the River (1952), Rage at Dawn (1955) and The Maverick Queen (1956). He was married to Alice Laurie Wood. He died on March 24, 1968 in Keene, New Hampshire, USA.
Writer | La passion de Jeanne d'Arc
The illegitimate son of a Danish farmer and his Swedish housekeeper, Carl Theodor Dreyer was born in Copenhagen on the 3th of February, 1889. He spent his early years in various foster homes before being adopted by the Dreyers at the age of two. Contrary to popular belief (perhaps nourished by the ...
22. Robert Bice
Actor | Foxfire
Robert Bice was born on March 4, 1914 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Robert Lee Bice. He is known for his work on Foxfire (1955), The Gun That Won the West (1955) and Burke's Law (1963). He was married to Andre Stuart (actress). He died on January 8, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
23. Finlay Currie
Actor | Ben-Hur
Scottish-born Finlay Currie was a former church organist and choirmaster, who made his stage debut at 20 years of age. It took him 34 more years before making his first film, but he worked steadily for another 30 years after that. Although he was a large, imposing figure, with a rich, deep voice ...
24. John McNamara
Actor | From Hell It Came
John McNamara was born on May 10, 1906 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, USA as Richard Omar Seymour. He was an actor, known for From Hell It Came (1957), The Californians (1957) and Live Fast, Die Young (1958). He was married to Bertha Josephine Gjarde. He died on October 27, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, ...
25. Fay Bainter
Actress | Jezebel
Fay Bainter's career began as a child performer in 1898. For some time, she was a member of the traveling cast of the Morosco Stock Company in Los Angeles. In 1912, she made her Broadway debut in 'The Rose of Panama', but this and her subsequent play 'The Bridal Path' (1913), were conspicuous ...
26. Hugo Haas
Actor | Bílá nemoc
A portly, somewhat grubby and bohemian-looking character star, Hugo Haas was one of the most celebrated Czech actors back in the 30s, a comic star who only grew in stature as he delved creatively into writing, directing and producing. The Nazi invasion forced him to leave his beloved country and ...
27. Dennis O'Keefe
Actor | Brewster's Millions
Tall, cheerful, outdoorsy leading man of Hollywood B movies who started in show business as an infant accompanying his vaudevillian parents ("Flanagan and Edwards, the Rollicking Twosome") on the stage. In his teens, Dennis started to write film scripts while attending college. He then tried to ...
28. Patricia Jessel
Actress | The City of the Dead
Patricia Jessel was born on October 15, 1920 in Hong Kong, British Crown Colony as Patricia Helen Jessel. She was an actress, known for The City of the Dead (1960), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) and Hamlet (1961). She was married to George Feinberg. She died on June 10, 1968...
29. Pert Kelton
Actress | The Music Man
Vaudevillain, Broadway player and, for one decade from 1929, screen actress often in comedic roles. She also appeared in character parts in a handful of 60s films. She is memorable as the original - and the most believable - Alice Kramden, wife of Ralph Kramden (immortalized by Jackie Gleason), in ...
30. Albert Dekker
Actor | The Wild Bunch
A stage actor from 1927, Albert Dekker was an established Broadway star when he made his film debut ten years later. Tall and with rugged good looks, he often played aggressive character roles, a prime example being his double-crossing gang leader in the classic The Killers (1946). From 1944-46 he ...
31. Nedrick Young
Writer | The Defiant Ones
Nedrick Young was born on March 23, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Defiant Ones (1958), Inherit the Wind (1960) and Gun Crazy (1950). He was married to Elizabeth MacRae and Frances Sage. He died on September 16, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, ...
32. Donald Wolfit
Actor | Lawrence of Arabia
One of the great British stage actors of his era Donald Wolfit was noted for his magnificent portrayals of King Lear and Tamburlaine. Yet no actor of his generation was surrounded by more controversy. He was temperamental and difficult to deal with, enraged by criticism and tyrannical with the ...
33. Cathy Lewis
Actress | Fibber McGee and Molly
Cathy Lewis was likely best-known as George and Steve Baxter's snobbish sister on Hazel (1961). She played a nemesis of sorts to the show's titular character, Hazel (played by Shirley Booth), the family's busybody domestic who was shunned by Lewis's character (Deirdre Baxter Thompson), an always ...
35. Frances Dade
Actress | Dracula
Frances Dade was an American actress from Philadelphia. She had a rather brief career, spanning from the late 1920s to the early 1930s. Her most notable role was playing the fledgling vampire Lucy Weston in "Dracula" (1931), based on the novel's Lucy Westenra. She was the first actress to ever play...
36. Doris Lloyd
Actress | The Time Machine
Doris Lloyd was an English actress with a lengthy film career. She appeared in over 150 films between 1920 and 1960. She spent most of her life abroad in the United States.
In 1891, Lloyd was born in Walton, Liverpool. Her parents were Edward Franklin Lloyd and Hessy Jane McCappin. One of her ...
37. Francis McDonald
Actor | The Ten Commandments
Francis J. McDonald - not a name to bring ready recognition-but a look at the face reminds one of many old movie roles indeed. His career as an actor literally spanned from early silent films and the great silver screen era of sound film to follow on through the golden age of television. His screen...
38. Mae Marsh
Actress | The Birth of a Nation
Mae Marsh's father was an auditor for the railroad who died when she was four. Her family moved to San Francisco, where her stepfather was killed in the 1906 earthquake. Her great-aunt then took Mae and her sister to Los Angeles. With her show business background, Mae's aunt took them to the ...
39. Martin Melcher
Producer | Pillow Talk
Martin Melcher was born on August 1, 1915 in North Adams, Massachusetts, USA. He was a producer, known for Pillow Talk (1959), Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962) and Julie (1956). He was married to Doris Day and Patty Andrews. He died on April 20, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
40. Tommy Noonan
Actor | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Slim, often bespectacled comedy performer Tommy Noonan (born Thomas Patrick Noone) started off in experimental theater alongside his half-brother, actor John Ireland, who went on to have an enviable career of his own. The actor then launched his own repertory theatre back in his home state in the ...
41. Al Mulock
Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
Al Mulock was born on June 30, 1926 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Alfred Mulok Rogers. He was an actor, known for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), The Hellbenders (1967) and Pickup Alley (1957). He was married to Catherine Ellison and Steffi Henderson. He died in May 1968 in Guadix, Spain.
42. Howard Smith
Actor | Death of a Salesman
Howard Smith was born on August 12, 1893 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA as Howard Irving Smith. He is known for his work on Death of a Salesman (1951), Kiss of Death (1947) and Murder, Inc. (1960). He was married to Lillian Boardman and Mildred A. Barker. He died on January 10, 1968 in Hollywood,...
Actor | Lone Star
Victor Sutherland was born on February 28, 1889 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA as Victor Calvin Sutherland. He was an actor, known for Lone Star (1952), The Unchastened Woman (1918) and The Queen of Hearts (1918). He was married to Linda Barrett, Anne Hamilton, Faye Cusick and Pearl White. He died on ...
44. Alice Guy
Director | The Woman of Mystery
The world's first motion picture director, French-born Alice Guy entered the film business in 1896 as a secretary at Gaumont, a manufacturer of movie cameras and projectors who had purchased the invention from the Lumiere brothers. The next year Gaumont became the world's first motion picture ...
45. Lee Tracy
Actor | The Best Man
Rangy, red-headed and straightforward to the bone while possessing distinctively adenoidal vocal tones, this actor with a voracious appetite for high living was a fine cinematic representation of the racy and race-paced style of pre-Code Hollywood. Lee Tracy patented with peerless skill the ...
46. John Steinbeck
Writer | Lifeboat
John Steinbeck was the third of four children and the only son born to John Ernst and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. His father was County Treasurer and his mother, a former schoolteacher. John graduated from Salinas High School in 1919 and attended classes at Stanford University, leaving in 1925 ...
47. James Burke
Actor | The Maltese Falcon
James Burke was born on September 24, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Maltese Falcon (1941), Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940) and At the Circus (1939). He was married to Eleanor Durkin. He died on May 23, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
48. Walter Wanger
Producer | Cleopatra
A graduate of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, Walter Wanger was among the more literate and socially conscious American film producers of his time. At the peak of his career, his salary was exceeded only by that of Louis B. Mayer at MGM. Wanger had served in the air force on the Italian front ...
49. Harry Woods
Actor | The Viking
Harry Woods was born on May 5, 1889 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Harry Lewis Woods. He was an actor, known for The Viking (1928), Monkey Business (1931) and Crime Takes a Holiday (1938). He was married to Helen P. Hookenberry. He died on December 28, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
50. Tony Hancock
Actor | The Rebel
Tony Hancock was born in Birmingham, England, the son of John and Lillian Hancock. He was educated at Durlston Court, Swanage, and Bradfield College, Reading. He served in the R.A.F. (ground crew) during the war. In 1942 he was in the R.A.F. Gang Show. He was de-mobbed in 1946. He appeared at the ...