Date of Death between 1958-01-01 and 1958-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Tyrone Power

Actor | Witness for the Prosecution

Tyrone Power was one of the great romantic swashbuckling stars of the mid-twentieth century, and the third Tyrone Power of four in a famed acting dynasty reaching back to the eighteenth century. His great-grandfather was the first Tyrone Power (1795-1841), a famed Irish comedian. His father, known ...

2. Robert Donat

Actor | The 39 Steps

Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent were carefully honed as a boy because he had a stammer and took elocution lessons starting at age 11 to overcome the impediment. It was not too surprising that freedom from such a vocal embarrassment was encouragement to act. His ...

3. Ronald Colman

Actor | Random Harvest

British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. Raised in Ealing, the son of a successful silk merchant, he attended boarding school in Sussex, where he first discovered amateur theatre. He intended to attend Cambridge and become an engineer, but his ...

4. H.B. Warner

Actor | It's a Wonderful Life

Henry Byron Warner was the definitive cinematic Jesus Christ in Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings (1927). He was born into a prominent theatrical family on October 26, 1875 in London. His father was Charles Warner, and his grandfather was James Warner, both prominent English actors. He replaced ...

5. Mike Todd

Producer | Around the World in 80 Days

Film producer Michael Todd was one of the major contributors to technical innovation in the film industry in the 1950s. Having worked with Fred Waller and Cinerama, he got tired of the three-panel format, left the company and tried to find the process for making "Cinerama coming from one hole". He ...

6. John Hamilton

Actor | The Maltese Falcon

Burly, stentorian-voiced John Hamilton, worked on Broadway and in touring theatrical companies for many years prior to his 1930 film debut. He was in the original Broadway company of "Seventh Heaven" and would appear in the film remake (Seventh Heaven (1937)) in 1937. For Warner Bros, he starred ...

7. Tala Birell

Actress | Air Hawks

Star of stage in Europe, she became just another "Another Garbo," like Anna Sten and others, whose importation to 1930's Hollywood led to movie stardom nary a whit. Her most often-seen performance is her brief role as the governess to the Empress's very young son in "The Song of Bernadette", who ...

8. Edna Purviance

Actress | A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

Edna Purviance began working as a stenographer in San Francisco. Charles Chaplin invited her to join him at Essanay Studio in 1915, the year of her film debut in Chaplin's His Night Out. Over the next seven years she appeared as his leading lady in over 20 Chaplin films made by Essanay, Mutual, and...

9. Priscilla Lawson

Actress | Flash Gordon

A voluptuous, rather severe-looking beauty, dark-haired Priscilla Lawson was a professional model in her early twenties when she was crowned "Miss Miami Beach" in 1935. The attention helped her to win a contract with Universal Pictures and she soon began appearing in films. Confined mostly to small...

10. Franklin Pangborn

Actor | Hail the Conquering Hero

Franklin Pangborn - a name more befitting a fictionalized bank president rather than a great comedic actor - was a singular character actor but little is known of his early years. He spent some time in developing acting talent prior to appearing on Broadway by March of 1911, and would do six plays ...

11. Philip Van Zandt

Actor | Citizen Kane

Philip Van Zandt was born on October 4, 1904 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Philip Pinheiro. He was an actor, known for Citizen Kane (1941), His Kind of Woman (1951) and House of Frankenstein (1944). He died on February 15, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

12. Frank Jaquet

Actor | D.O.A.

Frank Garnier Jaquet was born on March 16, 1885, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of the editor of the Milwaukee "Sentinel."

His first appearance on stage was as Little Lord Fauntleroy in a children's play. However, the real beginning of his acting career was rather odd. Jessie Pringle was heading a...

13. Bonar Colleano

Actor | Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary

Bonar Colleano was born in New York City. His name was Bonar Sullivan, but he took on his family's stage name when he joined the Colleano family acrobatic circus act at 5, then at 12 moved to England. Bonar's mother, part of the Colleano family act in her role as a comely contortionist met his ...

14. Helen Twelvetrees

Actress | Is My Face Red?

Helen Twelvetrees was born Helen Marie Jurgens in Brooklyn, New York on December 25, 1908. Her interest in the theatricals was apparent at an early age. After graduating from high school. Helen embarked on a stage career. She participated in a number of plays in New York City, but gravitated toward...

15. Emmett Lynn

Actor | Roll, Thunder, Roll!

Lynn was one of the old grubby prospector sidekicks who supplied the comic relief in a number of Republic Westerns through the forties and early fifties. He also appeared with the Three Stooges in 'The Yokes on Me (1944)'. His last two films were of a religious nature with 'A Man Called Peter (1955...

16. Thurston Hall

Actor | You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

Movies, especially comedies, have always needed big, blustery, booming authoritarian types for the lead to play off of (or against), and one of the best was Thurston Hall, most famous for his role of Mr. Schuyler in the Topper (1953) series of the early 1950s. Hall was a tall, distinguished, ...

17. Patric Doonan

Actor | The Cockleshell Heroes

Patric Doonan was born on April 19, 1926 in Alvaston, Derby, England as George W. Doonan. He was an actor, known for The Cockleshell Heroes (1955), Crest of the Wave (1954) and The Blue Lamp (1950). He was married to Aud Johansen. He died on March 10, 1958 in Chelsea, London, England.

18. Robert Greig

Actor | Animal Crackers

Robert Greig was born on December 27, 1879 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was an actor, known for Animal Crackers (1930), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) and Sullivan's Travels (1941). He was married to Beatrice Denver Holloway. He died on June 27, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. Ronald Squire

Actor | My Cousin Rachel

Ronald Squire was born on March 25, 1886 in Tiverton, Devon, England as Ronald Lancelot Squirl. He was an actor, known for My Cousin Rachel (1952), Man with a Million (1954) and While the Sun Shines (1947). He was married to Esyllt A. Williams and Muriel Martin-Harvey. He died on November 16, 1958 ...

20. Elisabeth Risdon

Actress | High Sierra

Elisabeth Risdon was born on April 26, 1887 in London, England as Daisy Cartwright Risdon. She was an actress, known for High Sierra (1941), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) and Make Way for Tomorrow (1937). She was married to Brandon Evans and George Loane Tucker. She died on December 20, 1958 in ...

21. Griff Barnett

Actor | Pinky

Griff Barnett was born on November 12, 1884 in Blue Ridge, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Pinky (1949), For the Love of Mary (1948) and Apartment for Peggy (1948). He died on January 12, 1958 in El Monte, California, USA.

22. Charlotte Walker

Actress | The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

Texan-born actress Charlotte Walker was the daughter of a wealthy cotton broker, who died when she was eleven. With her siblings she went on to live at a ranch owned by her mother's even more affluent family. In her mid-teens, Charlotte studied drama at Fort Edwards Collegiate Institute. She ...

23. Joe Frisco

Actor | The Happy Hottentots

Frisco made his name on stage as a dancer. Performing dance on the stage, he soon added his stuttering voice to the act and became a popular comedian. Later in his career, he became less of a dancer and more of a storyteller. At one time during his acting career he was earning upwards of $50,000 ...

24. Barbara Bennett

Actress | Syncopation

Barbara Bennett was born on August 13, 1906 in Palisades, New Jersey, USA as Barbara Jane Bennett. She was an actress, known for Syncopation (1929), Black Jack (1927) and Love Among the Millionaires (1930). She was married to Laurent Surprenant, Jack Randall and Morton Downey. She died on August 8,...

25. Vivien Oakland

Actress | The Florodora Girl

This vivacious, platinum-blonde leading lady of silent screen comedy was a former Ziegfeld Girl (under her birth name 'Anderson'). The daughter of Norwegian immigrants, she appeared in vaudeville from early childhood and began in films in 1915. Two years later she made her debut on Broadway. From ...

26. Estelle Taylor

Actress | Street Scene

A former typist, Estelle Taylor married a banker at age 14 and, after leaving him, moved to New York to study dramatic acting. She also modeled for artists and appeared in the chorus of a couple of Broadway shows. In the early 1920s she came to Hollywood and was noted as one of the film colony's ...

27. Fred Kennedy

Actor | Rio Grande

Fred Kennedy was born in 1909 in Ainsworth, Nebraska, USA as Frederick O. Kennedy. He is known for his work on Rio Grande (1950), Jeep-Herders (1945) and The Charge at Feather River (1953). He died on December 5, 1958 in Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA.

28. Tim Moore

Actor | The Amos 'n Andy Show

Although Tim Moore will forever be known as "The Kingfish" in the pioneering series The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951), he was actually far better known for his career on the stage and as a comedian in vaudeville than he was for his film and television work. In fact, he had only made (as far as is known)...

29. Aubrey Mather

Actor | The Secret of St. Ives

Aubrey Mather was born on December 17, 1885 in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England. He was an actor, known for The Secret of St. Ives (1949), Jane Eyre (1943) and As You Like It (1936). He died on January 16, 1958 in London, England.

30. Herbert Heyes

Actor | A Place in the Sun

Herbert Harrison Heyes was born on August 3, 1889 on a Cougar Flats ranch near Vader in Lewis County, Washington, USA. His ancestors crossed the plains over the Oregon Trail. His father, James Heyes (1837-1921) was a Liverpool, England sea captain who sailed around Cape Horn. He was a pioneer in ...

31. Edgar Jones

Actor | Lonesome Corners

Edgar Jones was born on June 17, 1874 in Elmore County, Alabama, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Lonesome Corners (1922), A Rich Man's Darling (1918) and The Woman Pays (1915). He was married to Louise Huff and Louise Vale. He died on February 7, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

32. Paul Panzer

Actor | The Black Book

Born in Germany in 1872, Paul Panzer spent several years on the stage before entering the film industry with Edison in 1905. He later went to Vitagraph, one of the first actors to work at that studio, but left them in 1911. He directed one film, The Life of Buffalo Bill (1912), with the real ...

33. Evelyn Varden

Actress | The Night of the Hunter

Evelyn Varden was born on June 12, 1893 in Adair, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for The Night of the Hunter (1955), The Bad Seed (1956) and Pinky (1949). She died on July 11, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA.

34. Tom Pittman

Actor | Tombstone Territory

Tom Pittman was born on March 16, 1932 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Jerry Lee Alten. He was an actor, known for Tombstone Territory (1957), Apache Territory (1958) and Suspicion (1957). He died on October 31, 1958 in Benedict Canyon, Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. Harry Cohn

It Happened One Night

He was crude, uneducated, foul and, even on his best behavior, abrasive. No major studio executive of the so-called "Golden Age" was more loathed (although at times the dictatorial Samuel Goldwyn and the hard-nosed Jack L. Warner came close) than Harry Cohn.

Born in the middle of 5 children to ...

36. Hedwig Bleibtreu

Actress | The Third Man

Hedwig Bleibtreu was born on December 23, 1868 in Linz, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for The Third Man (1949), Pygmalion (1935) and Der Spieler (1938). She was married to Peter Petersen and Alexander Roempler. She died on January 24, 1958 in Vienna, Austria.

37. Merle Tottenham

Actress | The Invisible Man

Merle Tottenham was born on January 22, 1901 in Quetta, India. She was an actress, known for The Invisible Man (1933), Night Must Fall (1937) and Cavalcade (1933). She died on July 18, 1958 in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England.

38. Sam Zimbalist

Producer | Ben-Hur

Sam Zimbalist was born on March 31, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and editor, known for Ben-Hur (1959), King Solomon's Mines (1950) and Quo Vadis (1951). He was married to Mary Taylor and Margaret C. Donovan. He died on November 4, 1958 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

39. Bill Goodwin

Actor | Spellbound

Bill Goodwin was born on July 28, 1910 in San Francisco, California, USA as William Nettles Goodwin. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), Tea for Two (1950) and The Atomic Kid (1954). He was married to Philippa Hilber. He died on May 9, 1958 in Palm Springs, California.

40. Mary Welch

Actress | Park Row

Mary Welch was born in 1922 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. She was an actress, known for Park Row (1952), Hands of Mystery (1949) and Kraft Theatre (1947). She was married to David White. She died on May 31, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA.

41. Marshall Neilan

Director | Dinty

In the early days of silent pictures, Marshall Neilan was a top director for Goldwyn Pictures. He had also directed a small number of Louis B. Mayer's independently produced melodramas, but there was a mutual dislike between the two men. During the festivities inaugurating the merger of Metro and ...

42. Jack Norton

Actor | The Sin of Harold Diddlebock

Pencil-mustachioed character actor in Hollywood films of the '30s and '40s, cast perennially as a reeling, incoherent, comic drunk, often clad in evening clothes and satin high hat. In an effort to make his characterizations convincing, he often followed drunks and watched their movements closely ...

43. Walter Kingsford

Actor | The Story of Louis Pasteur

Walter Kingsford was born on September 20, 1881 in Redhill, Surrey, England as Walter Stephen Thomas Kingsford Pearce. He was an actor, known for The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936), Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). He was married to Alison Bradshaw and Winifred ...

44. Boots Mallory

Actress | The Big Race

Patricia Boots Mallory was raised in Mobile, Alabama. She was discovered by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., where she got her start in show biz. A tall, thin, natural blond teenager, she caught his keen eye. Her career began in the era of early talkies after the silent movie era. When Boots' younger sister, ...

45. Shifty Henry

D.O.A.

John W. "Shifty" Henry was an accomplished jazz musician, equally proficient on the string bass, saxophone, oboe and trumpet, as well as a composer of no mean ability. He received his nickname while playing football for Prairie View A & M College near Houston, Texas, where he majored in music. ...

46. Carl Brisson

Actor | The Ring

Carl Brisson was born on December 24, 1893 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Carl Frederik Ejnar Pedersen. He was an actor, known for The Ring (1927), Murder at the Vanities (1934) and The Manxman (1929). He was married to Cleo Willard Brisson. He died on September 26, 1958 in Copenhagen.

47. Bertram Millhauser

Writer | Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

Millhauser authored "Hot Leather," the story of boxer Jimmy Dolan. He started his career as a stenographer in the advertising department of Pathe and, moved up to the script department where he worked on the Pearl White serials. Millhauser became a writer and producer for Cecil B. DeMille. During ...

48. Gordon Griffith

Actor | Huckleberry Finn

Who was the first screen Tarzan? The standard answer is Elmo Lincoln star of the first Tarzan movie (1918). But the first third of that movie shows Tarzan as a boy, frolicking in the nude with real chimps (unlike the grown-up Lincoln who cavorted clothed with athletes wearing monkey suits). The ...

49. Sam Hayes

Actor | High Sierra

Sam Hayes was born on November 2, 1904 in Cooksville, Illinois, USA as Samuel Stewart Hayes. He was an actor, known for High Sierra (1941), They Made Me a Criminal (1939) and Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937). He was married to Sally. He died on July 28, 1958 in San Diego, California, USA.

50. Tex Phelps

Actor | Young Whirlwind

Tex Phelps was born on December 2, 1902 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Wallace Turner Phelps. He was an actor, known for Young Whirlwind (1928) and Randy Rides Alone (1934). He died on April 28, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


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