Date of Death between 1960-01-01 and 1960-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Ward Bond
Actor | The Quiet Man
Gruff, burly American character actor. Born in 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska (confirmed by Social Security records; sources stating 1905 or Denver, Colorado are in error.) Bond grew up in Denver, the son of a lumberyard worker. He attended the University of Southern California, where he got work as ...
2. Clark Gable
Actor | It Happened One Night
William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable, an oil-well driller. He was of German, Irish, and Swiss-German descent. When he was seven months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle ...
Actor | Men of the Hour
With smooth, boyish good looks, Richard Cromwell had the makings of a Hollywood star while talking movies were in their infancy. Falling far short of that goal, some of which was his own doing, he is hardly remembered today. The equivalent back then in fresh-faced, fair-haired appeal to 60s Dr. ...
4. Hope Emerson
Actress | Caged
Although there may have been "bigger" actresses in Hollywood's history, there were few "larger" than Hope Emerson. At 6' 2" and 230 pounds, she towered over many of her male co-stars, and her size, brusque voice and stern demeanor typed her for a career in villainous roles, such as her star turn as...
Actress | The Shop Around the Corner
Born in Norfolk, Virginia to wealthy stockbroker Cornelius Hancock Sullavan and heiress Garland Council Sullavan, Margaret Brooke overcame a muscle weakness in her childhood to go on to become a rebellious teenager at posh private schools. She went on to perform with the University Players at ...
6. Véra Clouzot
Actress | Les diaboliques
Véra Gibson-Amado, known professionally as Véra Clouzot, was a Brazilian-French actress.
In 1941, Véra met French actor Léo Lapara, a member of the theater company of Louis Jouvet, who toured in Brazil during World War II. Vera married the actor, taking part in the company's South American tour that...
Actor | Smultronstället
Victor Sjöström was born on September 20, 1879, and is the undisputed father of Swedish film, ranking as one of the masters of world cinema. His influence lives on in the work of Ingmar Bergman and all those directors, both Swedish and international, influenced by his work and the works of ...
Actor | The Whole Town's Talking
Edward S. Brophy was born on February 27, 1895 in New York City and educated at the University of Virginia. He became a bit and small-part in the movies starting in 1919, but switched to behind-the-scenes work for job security, though he continued appearing in small parts. While serving as a ...
Actor | The Big Sleep
An American character actor who specialized in "average joes", often timid or down-on-their-luck, Louis Jean Heydt was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and educated at Worcester Academy and Dartmouth College. He intended a career in journalism and worked as a reporter for the old New York World, but ...
10. Ian Keith
Actor | The Ten Commandments
Ian Keith became a well regarded fixture on the Broadway stage during the 1920s, but from 1924 through the remainder of the decade he expanded his acting into a string of silent movies as well. To begin the next decade, he appeared in the cast of Abraham Lincoln (1930), one of the later movies of ...
11. George Zucco
Actor | The Cat and the Canary
At 22, George Zucco decided to begin his stage career in earnest in the Canadian provinces in 1908. In the course of the following decade, he also performed in an American vaudeville tour with his young wife, Frances, in a routine called "The Suffragette." As World War I grew in scale, Zucco ...
12. Maude Eburne
Actress | The Bat Whispers
Eburne started on the stage in Ontario and New York, later appearing on Broadway in 1914, playing a cockney maid. She played comic servants on stage until 1930 then moved to films in 1931. On screen, she played a variety of roles from maids to aristocrats to pipe-smoking harridans. Eburne retired ...
13. Douglas Spencer
Actor | The Thing from Another World
Douglas Spencer was born on February 10, 1910 in Princeton, Illinois, USA as William Henry Mesenkop. He is known for his work on The Thing from Another World (1951), This Island Earth (1955) and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). He died on October 6, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
14. Jacques Becker
Writer | Le trou
His interest in films was stimulated by a meeting with King Vidor, who offered him employment in the US as actor and assistant director. However, he remained in France and became assistant to Jean Renoir, a friend of the family, during that director's peak period (1932-39). In 1934 he ventured ...
15. Basil Ruysdael
Actor | Broken Arrow
Basil Ruysdael was born on July 24, 1878 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Basil Spaulding Millspaugh. He was an actor, known for Broken Arrow (1950), Pinky (1949) and Colorado Territory (1949). He was married to Kathleen Dobbyn, Rose Swettenham and Eleanor Mason Manierre. He died on October 10, ...
16. Mack Sennett
Actor | The Ghost
Mack Sennett was born Michael Sinnott on January 17, 1880 in Danville, Quebec, Canada, to Irish immigrant farmers. When he was 17, his parents moved the family to East Berlin, Connecticut, and he became a laborer at American Iron Works, a job he continued when they moved to Northampton, ...
17. Walter Catlett
Actor | A Tale of Two Cities
Walter Catlett carved out a career for himself playing excitable, officious blowhards, and few actors did it better. A San Francisco native, he started out in vaudeville - with a detour for a while in opera - before breaking into films in the mid-1920s. Two of his best remembered roles were as the ...
Actor | The Cat and the Canary
Lucien Littlefield was born on August 16, 1895 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Lucien Lovell Littlefield. He was an actor and writer, known for The Cat and the Canary (1927), Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929) and Ruggles of Red Gap (1935). He was married to Constance Palmer. He died on June 4, 1960 in ...
19. George Relph
Actor | Ben-Hur
George Relph was born on January 27, 1888 in Cullercoats, North Tyneside, England as George Walton Relph. He was an actor, known for Ben-Hur (1959), The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) and The Ballet Girl (1916). He was married to Mercia Swinburne and Deborah Nanson. He died on April 24, 1960 in ...
Actress | The Common Law
Clara Kimball Young was born Clarisa Kimball on September 6, 1890, to Edward Kimball and the former Mrs. E.M. Kimball, traveling stock company actors with the Holden Co. Though she claimed Chicago as her birthplace, there are no records of her being born in Cook County--which includes Chicago--and ...
21. Alma Kruger
Actress | These Three
Matronly, grandmotherly character actress, in films 1935-47, best known as head nurse Molly Byrd in the "Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie" films of the 1930s and '40s. 64 years old when she made her film debut in William Wyler's "These Three" in 1935, she lived to be 88, dying in 1960.
22. Diana Barrymore
Actress | Between Us Girls
"Too Much, Too Soon" was the story of Diana's life, and the title of her autobiography. Her father was stage and screen legend John Barrymore; and her mother was Blanche Oelrichs (who wrote under the masculine pseudonym Michael Strange), who had just divorced Mr. Thomas and had 2 children (Leonard ...
23. Dennis Hoey
Actor | Terror by Night
Dennis Hoey was born on March 30, 1893 in London, England as Samuel David Hyams. He was an actor, known for Terror by Night (1946), Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) and David and Bathsheba (1951). He was married to Josephine Marta Ricca and Sarah Pearl-Cissie Lyons. He died on July 25, 1960 in ...
25. Cedric Gibbons
Art Director | An American in Paris
After graduating from New York's Art Students League he worked for his architect father, then started film work at Edison Studios in 1915 assisting Hugo Ballin. In 1918 he moved to Goldwyn as art director and, in 1924, began his 32 year stint as supervising art director for some 1500 MGM films, ...
26. Pierre Watkin
Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Pierre Watkin was one of a stable of tall, distinguished-looking and sophisticated character actors (such as Russell Hicks, Jonathan Hale, Selmer Jackson and Samuel S. Hinds) whom Hollywood kept steadily employed playing political leaders, army officers, lawyers, wealthy businessmen and the like. ...
28. Lynn Baggett
Actress | The Time of Their Lives
Tall, regal, sultry-eyed, flame-haired (later blonde) Lynn Baggett is better remembered for her turbulent, unhappy private life than for her "B" level acting roles. Born Ruth Baggett in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 10, 1923, her father, David L., was in the oil business and her mother, the former ...
29. John Miljan
Actor | The Ten Commandments
John Miljan was born on November 9, 1892 in Lead City, South Dakota, USA as Jovan Miljanovic. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) and The Fallen Sparrow (1943). He was married to Victoria Lowe Creighton. He died on January 24, 1960 in Hollywood, Los ...
30. Albert Camus
Writer | Lo straniero
Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913, in Mondovi, Algeria. His parents were Spanish-French-Algerian (pied noir) colonists. His father, named Lucien Camus died in the Battle of Marne (1914) during WWI. His mother, named Catherine Helene Sintes was of Spanish origin, she was a mute deaf, due to ...
31. Joseph N. Welch
Actor | Anatomy of a Murder
Joseph N. Welch was born on October 22, 1890 in Primghar, Iowa, USA as Joseph Nye Welch. He was an actor, known for Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960) and Startime (1959). He was married to Agnes Rodgers Brown and Judith Lydon. He died on October 6, 1960 in Hyannis, ...
32. Bob Reeves
Actor | Riding for Life
Bob Reeves was born on January 28, 1892 in Marlin, Texas, USA as Robert Jasper Reeves. He is known for his work on Riding for Life (1925), The Lonesome Trail (1930) and The Thrill Chaser (1923). He died on April 12, 1960 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
33. Johnny Horton
Soundtrack | Desert Hearts
Johnny Horton was born in Los Angeles, but at an early age he moved with his sharecropping parents to Tyler, Texas, where he grew up. Fishing was an early interest in life and he traveled to Alaska to seek employment in this capacity, but after returning to Texas he took up singing. His singing ...
34. Gregory Ratoff
Actor | All About Eve
Producer, director and actor Gregory Ratoff was born in Samara, Russia on April 20, 1897, and studied at the University of St. Petersburg. His pursuit of a law career was interrupted by service in the Czar's army, and he fought in World War I. He later changed his focus and went on to make a name ...
35. Frank Lloyd
Director | Cavalcade
Frank Lloyd was an unpretentious, technically skilled director, who crafted several enduring Hollywood classics during the 1930's. He started out as a stage actor and singer in early 1900's London and was well-known as an imitator of Harry Lauder. After several years in music hall and with touring ...
38. Hans Albers
Soundtrack | Soul Kitchen
Life companion was the actress Hansi Burg. Their relationship started in 1925. They separated in 1935 due to the pressure of the German Nazi government. In 1938 she went into exile in Switzerland (later London). Shortly after this she married the Norwegian Erich Blydt. Burg returned to Germany and ...
39. Eddie Parker
Eddie Parker was born on December 12, 1900 in Minnesota, USA as Edwin Parker. He is known for his work on Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955), All Ashore (1953) and The Invisible Monster (1950). He was married to Bess. He died on January 20, 1960 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.
40. Arthur Wontner
Actor | The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Wontner (1875-1960), the critics' choice. "No better "Sherlock Holmes" than Arthur Wontner is likely to be seen and heard in pictures, in our time... The keen, worn, kindly face and quiet prescient smile are out of the very pages of the book", Vincent Starrett's 'The Private Life of Sherlock...
41. Bud Duncan
Actor | Private Snuffy Smith
Bud Duncan was born on October 31, 1883 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Albert Edward Duncan. He was an actor and writer, known for Private Snuffy Smith (1942), The Haunted Ship (1927) and Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942). He died on November 25, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
42. Phyllis Haver
Actress | The Midnight Express
Phyllis Haver was born Phyllis O'Haver on January 6, 1899, in Douglas, KS. When she was a child her family moved to California. Young Phyllis got a job playing piano at a local movie theater. Producer Mack Sennett saw her and hired her to be one of his "Sennett Bathing Beauties". Between 1916-20 ...
43. Boris Pasternak
Writer | Doctor Zhivago
Boris Pasternak was born in Moscow on February 10, 1890 into an artistic family of Russian-Jewish heritage. His father was an acclaimed artist named Leonid Pasternak, who converted to Christianity, and his mother was a renown concert pianist named Rosa Kaufman. Their home was open to family friends...
44. Paul Kruger
Actor | The Heart of Maryland
Paul Kruger was born on July 24, 1895 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA as Henry Paul Kreuger. He was an actor, known for The Heart of Maryland (1927), Canon City (1948) and A Hatful of Rain (1957). He died on November 6, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
46. Betty Lawford
Actress | Berkeley Square
Betty Lawford was born on February 1, 1912 in London, England as Betty Joan Lawford. She was an actress, known for Berkeley Square (1933), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929) and Criminal Lawyer (1937). She was married to Burton "Barry" Buchanan and Monta Bell. She died on November 20, 1960 in New...
47. Alfred E. Green
Director | The Jolson Story
One of the more prolific American directors, Alfred E. Green entered films in 1912 as an actor for the Selig Polyscope Co. He became an assistant to director Colin Campbell and started directing two-reelers, turning to features in 1917. His career lasted into the mid-1950s but his output was mostly...
48. Sam Buffington
Actor | Invasion of the Saucer Men
Sam Buffington was born on October 12, 1931 in Swansea, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957), Damn Citizen (1958) and They Came to Cordura (1959). He was married to Patsy Ann Whitehouse. He died on May 15, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
49. Eddie Cochran
Soundtrack | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Eddie Cochran was born as Edward Raymond Cochran on October 3, 1938 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. When Eddie was 14, his parents moved to Bell Gardens, California where he began playing the guitar. In 1954, Eddie joined a local band with songwriter Hank Cochran where Eddie performed as the second ...
50. Constance Adams
Actress | Where the Trail Divides
Constance Adams was born on April 27, 1874 in Orange, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Where the Trail Divides (1914) and Screen Snapshots, Series 4, No. 7 (1923). She was married to Cecil B. DeMille. She died on July 17, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.