Date of Death between 2013-01-01 and 2013-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Paul Walker
Actor | The Fast and the Furious
Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William ...
Actor | The Sopranos
James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival ...
Actress | Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Esther Jane Williams was born on August 8, 1921 in Inglewood, California. Her youth was spent as a teenage swimming champion and she won three United States National championships. She eventually was spotted by a MGM talent scout while working in a Los Angeles department store. She made her film ...
4. Tom Clancy
Writer | The Hunt for Red October
Tom Clancy became one of the best-selling writers of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries, starting with the publication of his 1984 thriller, The Hunt for Red October (1990). Born in Baltimore to a U.S. Post Office employee and his wife on April 12, 1947, Clancy graduated from Loyola Blakefield,...
Actor | Lawrence of Arabia
A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a ...
6. Karen Black
Actress | Five Easy Pieces
Karen entered Northwestern University at 19 and left two years later. She studied under Lee Strasberg in New York and worked in a number of off-Broadway roles. She made a critically acclaimed debut on Broadway in 1965 in "The Playroom". Her first big film role was in You're a Big Boy Now (1966), ...
Corpulent British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the ...
Actor | Friday Night Lights
Lee Thompson Young was born as the son of Velma Love and Tommy Scott Young. When he was in second grade his parents split up and he went to live with his mother. At age ten, he portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King in a play called "A Night of Stars and Dreams". That's when Lee decided he wanted to be ...
9. Robin Sachs
Actor | Galaxy Quest
Robin Sachs was born on February 5, 1951 in Hammersmith, London, England as Robin David Sachs. He was an actor, known for Galaxy Quest (1999), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Mass Effect 3 (2012). He was married to Casey DeFranco and Siân Phillips. He died on February 1, 2013 in Los ...
10. Dennis Farina
Actor | Get Shorty
Dennis Farina was one of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. Recently, he appeared in the feature films, "The Grand," a comedy about a Vegas poker tournament with Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines and Ray Romano; "Bottle Shock," also starring Alan ...
11. Eileen Brennan
Actress | Clue
A supremely gifted, versatile player who could reach dramatic depths, as exemplified in her weary-eyed, good-hearted waitress in The Last Picture Show (1971), or comedy heights, as in her sadistic drill captain in Private Benjamin (1980), Eileen Brennan managed to transition from lovely Broadway ...
12. Cory Monteith
Actor | Glee
Cory Monteith was born on May 11, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Cory Allan Michael Monteith. He was an actor, known for playing the singing jock Finn on the American TV show Glee (2009) and films such as Monte Carlo (2011), and Final Destination 3 (2006). He died on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver...
13. Michael Ansara
Actor | The Message
Born in a small village in Syria, Michael Ansara came to the United States with his American parents at the age of two, living in New England, until the family's relocation to California ten years later. He entered Los Angeles City College with the intention of becoming a doctor, but got ...
14. Joan Fontaine
Actress | Suspicion
Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to ...
15. Eleanor Parker
Actress | The Sound of Music
Eleanor Jean Parker was born on June 26, 1922, in Cedarville, Ohio, the last of three children born to a mathematics teacher and his wife. Eleanor caught the acting bug early and began performing in school plays. She was was so serious about becoming a thespian that she attended the Rice Summer ...
Actress | Muscle Beach Party
Annette Joanne Funicello achieved teenage popularity starting in October 1955 after she debuted as a Mouseketeer. Born on October 22, 1942 in Utica, New York, the family had moved to California when she was still young. Walt Disney himself saw her performing the lead role in "Swan Lake" at her ...
17. James Avery
Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Although known as the uncle/patriarch and judge "Philip Banks" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), James Avery was a classically trained actor and scholar. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he joined the US Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Upon...
18. Ed Lauter
Actor | Cujo
Edward Matthew Lauter II was born on October 30, 1938 in Long Beach, New York. In a film career that extended for over four decades, Lauter starred in a plethora of film and television productions since making his big screen debut in the western Dirty Little Billy (1972). He portrayed an eclectic ...
19. Dale Robertson
Actor | Son of Sinbad
Dale Robertson, the actor who made his name in television Westerns in the 1950s and '60s, was born on July 14, 1923, in Harrah, Oklahoma. After serving in a tank crew and in the combat engineers in North Africa and Europe during World War II, the twice-wounded Robertson started his acting career ...
20. Steve Forrest
Actor | Mommie Dearest
A ruggedly handsome action man of the 1960s and '70s, Steve Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews in Huntsville, Texas, the youngest of thirteen children of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister. His brother was actor Dana Andrews. Forrest began his screen career as a ...
21. Marcia Wallace
Actress | The Simpsons
Some might have easily doled out the phrase "laughing on the outside, crying on the inside" to describe funny lady Marcia Wallace. She had many uphill battles in both life and career, over the past three-and-a-half decades, but the carrot-cropped comedienne with the ever-toothy smile remained ...
22. Audrey Totter
Actress | Lady in the Lake
One is certainly hard-pressed to think of another true "bad girl" representative so closely identifiable with film noir than hard-looking blonde actress Audrey Totter. While she remained a "B"-tier actress for most her career, she was an "A" quality actress and one of filmdom's most intriguing ...
23. Tony Lip
Actor | Goodfellas
Tony Lip (born Frank Anthony Vallelonga) was raised in the Bronx, New York. He worked for twelve years at the world-famous Copacabana Nightclub in New York City. At the Copa, he played host to the most famous personalities of the era, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin. Lip then ...
24. Jay Robinson
Actor | Dracula
Character actor Jay Robinson owned a pair of the narrowest, cruelest-looking eyes in 1950s Hollywood. To complement them was an evil-looking sneer, crisp and biting diction and a nefarious-sounding cackle. These were all draped upon a lean, bony physique that could slither about menacingly like a ...
25. Barbara Lawrence
Actress | Unfaithfully Yours
Her career may have only lasted a dozen years, and the number of films slightly more than twenty, but Barbara appeared in some interesting productions. As a young girl, she was a model. While completing her studies at UCLA, she co-starred in half a dozen movies for 20th Century Fox. Lawrence ...
26. Bonnie Franklin
Actress | One Day at a Time
Bonnie Franklin, of the freckled, fair-skinned, hazel-eyed, rosy-cheeked, carrot-haired variety, could light up a room with her buoyant, folksy personality, but she could be quite serious in a take-charge manner when it came to purposeful acting work. It took Norman Lear and a highly popular TV ...
27. Lisa Robin Kelly
Actress | That '70s Show
She first made her acting debut, at age 21, in a 1992 episode of Married... with Children (1987), and went on to guest-star in many popular television shows, such as Murphy Brown (1988), The X-Files (1993), Sisters (1991) and Silk Stalkings (1991) and appeared in many obscure, straight-to-video/TV ...
28. Jeanne Cooper
Actress | The Young and the Restless
Jeanne Cooper was born on October 25, 1928 in Taft, California, USA as Wilma Jeanne Cooper. She was an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Ben Casey (1961) and Dead Air (2009). She was married to Harry Bernsen. She died on May 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
29. Richard Briers
Actor | Peter Pan
Richard Briers was born on January 14, 1934 in Merton, Surrey, England as Richard David Briers. He was an actor, known for Peter Pan (2003), Watership Down (1978) and Much Ado About Nothing (1993). He was married to Ann Davies. He died on February 17, 2013 in London, England.
30. Christine White
Actress | Magnum Force
Christine White was born on May 4, 1926 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Christine Lamson White. She was an actress, known for Magnum Force (1973), Ichabod and Me (1961) and General Electric Theater (1953). She died on April 14, 2013 in Washington.
31. Jean Stapleton
Actress | All in the Family
Jean Stapleton was born Jeanne Murray in Manhattan, New York City, to Marie A. (Stapleton), an opera singer, and Joseph Edward Murray, a billboard advertising salesman. Her paternal grandparents were Irish. She was a cousin of actress Betty Jane Watson. Other relatives in show business were her ...
32. Jim Kelly
Actor | Enter the Dragon
With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's ...
33. Tommy Morrison
Actor | Rocky V
He's a heavyweight professional boxer from Jay, Oklahoma, who made national news Thursday, Feb. 15, 1996, when he announced that he is HIV positive. He was suspended from worldwide boxing when he tested positive prior to a boxing match against Arthur Weathers in Las Vegas. He said he plans to ...
34. Larry Pennell
Actor | Bubba Ho-Tep
Larry Pennell was born on February 21, 1928 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA as Lawrence Kenneth Pennell. He was an actor, known for Bubba Ho-Tep (2002), Quantum Leap (1989) and Our Man in Jamaica (1965). He was married to Patricia Throop. He died on August 28, 2013 in the USA.
Actor | Lincoln
Christopher Evan Welch was born on September 28, 1965 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Lincoln (2012), The Master (2012) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). He was married to Emma Welch. He died on December 2, 2013 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
36. Allan Arbus
Actor | M*A*S*H
Allan Arbus was born on February 15, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as Allan Franklin Arbus. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), Coffy (1973) and Working Stiffs (1979). He was married to Mariclare Costello and Diane Arbus. He died on April 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
37. Phyllis Davis
Actress | Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Phyllis Davis grew up in Nederland, Texas. She lived on the second floor of her parents' mortuary business. Phyllis and her two younger brothers had to be very quiet upstairs during services because the floors would creak. Phyllis attended Lamar College briefly, then went to Los Angeles in the mid-...
38. Gail Kobe
Actress | The Ten Commandments
During the 1950s and 1960s, she made dozens of guest appearances on such television programs as The Twilight Zone (1959), Dr. Kildare (1961), The Felony Squad (1966), Gunsmoke (1955), Daniel Boone (1964), and Mannix (1967). She had a short role as Doris Schuster on Peyton Place (1964). She also ...
Actress | Star Trek
Katherine Woodville was born on March 12, 1938 in Ewell, England as Rosemary Henn Woodville Mason. She was an actress, known for Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), Mission: Impossible (1966) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1960). She was married to Edward Albert, Jerrold Freedman and Patrick ...
40. Sara Montiel
Actress | La violetera
Sara Montiel was born in the village of Campo de Criptana, province of Ciudad Real, in the region of Castille-La Mancha, Spain. Her parents were Isidoro Abad, a peasant, and Maria Vicenta Fernández, a door-to-door beautician. The future star was christened Maria Antonia Alejandra Abad Fernández. ...
41. Tom Laughlin
Actor | Billy Jack
Tom Laughlin was born on August 10, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Thomas Robert Laughlin. He was an actor and director, known for Billy Jack (1971), The Trial of Billy Jack (1974) and The Born Losers (1967). He was married to Delores Taylor. He died on December 12, 2013 in Thousand Oaks, ...
42. Mel Smith
Actor | The Princess Bride
His father, Ken was born in Co Durham, he married Vera and together took over her family's greengrocers shop in Quick Road, Chiswick, London. He convinced her that the way forward was to convert the shop into a bookmakers and before long they'd moved to a semi detached house. Mel was born in 1952 ...
43. Patricia Blair
Actress | Daniel Boone
Actress Patricia Blair was born on January 15, 1933, in Fort Worth, Texas, but grew up in Dallas. She first entered the world of entertainment as a young teenage model, eventually represented by the Conover Agency. She apprenticed in summer stock before Warner Bros. discovered her for films after ...
44. Jonathan Winters
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Jonathan Harshman Winters III was born on November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio. His father, Jonathan Harshman Winters II, was a banker who became an alcoholic after being crushed in the Great Depression. His parents divorced in 1932. Jonathan and his mother then moved to Springfield to live with his ...
45. Hal Needham
Director | Smokey and the Bandit
As the highest paid stuntman in the world, Hal Needham broke 56 bones, his back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth. His career has included work on 4500 television episodes and 310 feature films as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director and ultimately, director.
He wrote ...
46. Dennis Burkley
Actor | Hollywood Homicide
Dennis Burkley was born on September 10, 1945 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA as Dennis Henry Burkley. He was an actor and director, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) and Tin Cup (1996). He was married to Laura Leigh Alderdice. He died on July 14, 2013...
Actor | Black Robe
August Schellenberg was born on July 25, 1936 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as August Werner Schellenberg. He was an actor and director, known for Black Robe (1991), The New World (2005) and Free Willy (1993). He was married to Joan Karasevich. He died on August 15, 2013 in Dallas, Texas, USA.
48. Julie Harris
Actress | The Haunting
One of the finest classical and contemporary leading ladies ever to grace the 20th century American stage, five-time Tony Award winner Julie Harris was rather remote and reserved on camera, finding her true glow in front of the theatre lights. The freckled, red-haired actress not only was nominated...
50. Ray Harryhausen
Producer | Clash of the Titans
When it comes to motion picture special effects, there is only one name that personifies movie magic--Ray Harryhausen. From his debut films with George Pal to his final film, Harryhausen imbued magic and visual strength to motion picture special effects as no other technician has, before or since.