Date of Death between 1964-01-01 and 1964-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Peter Lorre
Actor | Casablanca
Peter Lorre was born Laszlo Lowenstein on Roszahegy, Hungary. He was educated in elementary and secondary schools in Vienna, Austria. As a youth, he ran away from home, worked as a bank clerk and, after stage training in Vienna, made his acting debut in Zurich. He remained unknown, traveling for ...
2. Alan Ladd
Actor | Shane
Alan Walbridge Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the only child of Ina Raleigh (aka Selina Rowley) and Alan Ladd, a freelance accountant. His mother was English, from County Durham, and his paternal grandparents were Canadian. His father died when he was four. At age five, he burned his ...
3. Whip Wilson
Actor | Montana Incident
He was obviously handed one of those unique stage names, like Lash La Rue, in order for audiences (especially the kiddies) to immediately associate him with western heroics and the trademark he would be remembered for in films. Not one of the better remembered sagebrush heroes in today's world, ...
4. Harpo Marx
Actor | A Night at the Opera
With the big, poofy, curly red hair, a top hat, and a horn, the lovable mute was the favorite of the Marx Brothers. Though chasing woman was a favorite routine of his in the movies, Harpo was a devoted father and husband. He adopted the mute routine in vaudeville and carried it over to the films. ...
Actor | The Ten Commandments
Sir Cedric Hardwicke, one of the great character actors in the first decades of the talking picture, was born in Lye, England on February 19, 1893. Hardwicke attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his stage debut in 1912. His career was interrupted by military service in World War I, ...
Actor | The Diary of Anne Frank
An imposing Austrian import-turned-matinée idol on the silent screen, Hollywood actor Joseph Schildkraut went on to conquer talking films as well -- with Oscar-winning results. Inclined towards smooth, cunning villainy, his Oscar came instead for his sympathetic portrayal of Captain Alfred Dreyfus ...
Actor | Psycho
Frank Albertson entered the film industry in 1922 as a prop boy, but soon graduated into acting. He was a prolific and reliable character actor who occasionally played the lead in a "B" picture, but was used mainly as a supporting actor in scores of films, often cast as a wisecracking cab driver, a...
8. Ian Fleming
Writer | Casino Royale
Born into a wealthy and influential English family, Ian Fleming spent his early years attending top British schools such as Eton and Sandhurst military academy. He took to writing while schooling in Kitzbuhel, Austria, and upon failing the entrance requirements for Foreign Service joined the news ...
9. Gracie Allen
Actress | A Damsel in Distress
Gracie Allen was born on July 26, 1895 in San Francisco, California, USA as Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen. She was an actress, known for A Damsel in Distress (1937), The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939) and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950). She was married to George Burns. She died ...
10. William Bendix
Actor | The Blue Dahlia
William Bendix was not a son of Brooklyn, New York, although because of his stereotypical "Brooklyn accent" it has been widely supposed that he was. Bendix was actually born in the Borough of Manhattan (New York City proper), in a midtown flat hard by the tracks of the long-since defunct ...
11. Morris Ankrum
Actor | Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Law, Morris Ankrum was an attorney and an economics professor before switching careers and joining the theater. He was a veteran stage actor by the time he entered the film industry in the 1930s. His film career spanned 1933-65, during ...
12. Gage Clarke
Actor | The Bad Seed
Gage Clarke was born on March 3, 1900 in Vassar, Michigan, USA as Gage Ellis Clarke. He was an actor, known for The Bad Seed (1956), I Want to Live! (1958) and The Brothers Karamazov (1958). He died on October 23, 1964 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
13. Harry Shannon
Actor | High Noon
Born and raised on a farm in Michigan in 1890, Irish-American character actor Harry Shannon had the credentials for becoming a staple player in westerns. He started off his career traveling around with repertory and stock companies and developed his musical abilities in tent shows, burlesque houses...
14. Renee Godfrey
Actress | Terror by Night
Sultry-eyed, dark-haired and exquisite-looking, New York City native Renee Godfrey certainly had the earnestness and requisite beauty to catapult herself to the top of the film industry but, in the end, fell short of her initial potential. She later put her career on the back burner to raise a ...
15. Edward Van Sloan
Actor | Frankenstein
US character actor; he of the close-cropped gray hair, thick spectacles and clipped, ominous tones who would serve most memorably as the nemesis of evil-doers and monsters in 30's and 40's horror movies and suspensers, antagonizing first the likes of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff and then, years ...
16. Paul Cavanagh
Actor | Tarzan and His Mate
Cambridge-educated Paul Cavanagh appeared in pictures as the epitome of the debonair, well-dressed Englishman. The former barrister and Royal Canadian Mountie turned to acting in 1924 and had a starring role on Broadway in 'Scotland Yard' (1929). His film career began in 1928 and lasted just over ...
17. Robert Warwick
Actor | In a Lonely Place
A prominent matinée stage and silent-film star with handsome features offset only slightly by a prominent proboscis, Robert Warwick was born and raised in Sacramento, California, as Robert Taylor Bien. The gift of music was instilled at an early age (he sang in his church choir) and he initially ...
18. Guru Dutt
Actor | Pyaasa
Considered to be a man ahead of his time, Guru Dutt was one of the greatest icons of commercial Indian cinema. Although he made less than fifty films, they are believed to be the best to come from Bollywood's Golden Age, known both for their ability to reach out to the common man and for their ...
19. Jimmie Dodd
Actor | Thundering Trails
Composer, songwriter ("Mickey Mouse March"), actor, singer, guitarist and conductor, Jimmie Dodd was educated at the University of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Conservatory and Vanderbilt University. He began his career in 1933 as a guitarist and singer on radio, coming to Hollywood in 1937 to play ...
20. Alvin C. York
Writer | Sergeant York
Alvin Cullum York was born in rural Pall Mall, Tennessee. Raised in the mountains, he learned to shoot guns when he was just a boy, becoming an expert with both a pistol and rifle before his teens. Under the influence of his high school girlfriend--and his future wife--Gracie Williams, he also ...
21. Ben Hecht
Writer | Notorious
Ben Hecht, one of Hollywood's and Broadway's greatest writers, won an Oscar for best original story for Underworld (1927) at the first Academy Awards in 1929 and had a hand in the writing of many classic films. He was nominated five more times for the best writing Oscar, winning (along with writing...
22. Rudolph Maté
Cinematographer | Foreign Correspondent
One of the most respected cinematographers in the industry, Polish-born Rudolph Mate entered the film business after his graduation from the University of Budapest. He worked in Hungary as an assistant cameraman for Alexander Korda and later worked throughout Europe with noted cameraman Karl Freund...
23. Pina Pellicer
Actress | One-Eyed Jacks
Pina Pellicer was, and still is, one of the most beloved Mexican actresses of all time. She set a standard for realism in a time when "melodrama" and "artificial" acting still ran rampant. She was best known for her groundbreaking performance in One-Eyed Jacks (1961) with Marlon Brando. She is ...
24. Percy Kilbride
He had a long career in theater before making movies, playing hundreds of roles, mostly rustic bumpkins, in stage and stock. His film career included two isolated early films: White Woman (1933) and Soak the Rich (1936). It began in earnest with the part of Orion Peabody in the Spencer Tracy-...
25. Sam Cooke
Soundtrack | Innerspace
Sam Cooke was born January 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was one of eight children of Charles Cook Sr., a Baptist minister. When Sam sang as a little boy in church, everyone made note that his voice had "something special". He sang in church and in local gospel choirs until a group called...
26. Cheerio Meredith
Actress | The Andy Griffith Show
Cheerio Meredith was born as Edwina Lucille Hoffmann on July 12, 1890 in Missouri. She was originally a stage actress until breaking into films and TV. She was a regular as Emma Brand and Emma Watson on "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960)" and appeared in "One Happy Family" (1961) as Lovey Hackett. She...
27. Eddie Cantor
Soundtrack | Kid Millions
Singer, songwriter ("Merrily We Roll Along"), comedian, author and actor, educated in public schools. He made his first public appearance in Vaudeville in 1907 at New York's Clinton Music Hall, then became a member of the Gus Edwards Gang, later touring vaudeville with Lila Lee as the team Cantor &...
28. Bert Stevens
Actor | Perry Mason
Bert Stevens was born on February 26, 1905 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA as Malcolm Byron Stevens. He was an actor, known for Perry Mason (1957) and Trackdown (1957). He was married to Caryl Lincoln and Elizabeth Zilker. He died on December 14, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.
29. Addison Richards
Actor | The Ten Commandments
Addison Richards was born on October 20, 1902 in Zanesville, Ohio, USA as Addison Whitaker Richards Jr. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Air Force (1943) and The Master Key (1945). He was married to Patricia and Anna Vivian Eccles. He died on March 22, 1964 in Los Angeles, ...
30. Cole Porter
Soundtrack | At Long Last Love
Cole Porter was born June 9, 1891, at Peru, Indiana, the son of pharmacist Samuel Fenwick Porter and Kate Cole. Cole was raised on a 750-acre fruit ranch. Kate Cole married Samuel Porter in 1884 and had two children, Louis and Rachel, who both died in infancy. Porter's grandfather, J.G. Cole, was a...
31. Jack Pennick
Actor | Fort Apache
Jack Pennick was an American film actor, a familiar face, primarily in the movies of John Ford. He was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of gold miner Albert R. and Bessie (Murray) Pennick. After himself working as a gold miner, Pennick joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served, with the Pekin ...
33. El Brendel
Actor | Just Imagine
El Brendel was born on March 25, 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Elmer Goodfellow Brendel. He was an actor, known for Just Imagine (1930), The Big Trail (1930) and Wings (1927). He was married to Flo Bert. He died on April 9, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.
34. John Emery
Actor | Spellbound
John Emery was born on May 20, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), The Spanish Main (1945) and Rocketship X-M (1950). He was married to Tamara Geva, Tallulah Bankhead and Patricia Calvert. He died on November 16, 1964 in New York City.
35. Bud Osborne
Actor | Without Orders
One of the finest teamsters in Hollywood screen history, Osborne handled the reins for horse-drawn coaches and wagons in countless westerns and historical photoplays from the early 20's through late 50's. And with his weathered, rumpled look, his Texas drawl and his nasal twang, he was often called...
36. Cleo Madison
Actress | A Soul Enslaved
Cleo Madison began her career with a theatrical company in Santa Barbara, California, in 1910. She stayed with the company for several years, and the troupe made the rounds of vaudeville and the theater circuit. Returning to California, and tired of touring, she decided to get into the motion ...
37. Charles Stevens
Actor | The Three Musketeers
Charles Stevens was born on May 26, 1893 in Solomonsville, Arizona, USA as Carlos Stevens. He was an actor, known for The Three Musketeers (1921), Call of the Wild (1935) and The Americano (1916). He was married to Lila Ethel Berry. He died on August 22, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.
38. Clarence Kolb
Actor | His Girl Friday
Contrary to his familiar image, Clarence Kolb started out as one half of a vaudeville comedy act, Kolb and Dill. He made a few shorts in 1916 and a feature in 1917, but went back to vaudeville and the stage immediately thereafter, and did not return to films until the late 1930s. His stern, ...
39. Gertrude Michael
Actress | The Last Outpost
Gertrude Michael was born in Talledega, Alabama on June 1, 1911. After graduating from high school, she appeared on radio, as a musician and "Home Arts" advisor. She attended the University of Alabama and Converse College, Spartenburg,SC and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. It was in ...
40. Frank Conroy
Actor | The Ox-Bow Incident
Frank Conroy was born on October 14, 1890 in Derby, Derbyshire, England as Frank Meinberg Conroy. He was an actor, known for The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), Call of the Wild (1935) and The Adventures of Martin Eden (1942). He was married to Helen Robbins. He died on February 24, 1964 in Paramus, New ...
41. Earle Hodgins
Actor | Oregon Trail
Earle Hodgins was born on October 6, 1893 in Payson, Utah, USA as George Earl Hodgins. He was an actor, known for Oregon Trail (1945), Silent Conflict (1948) and Borderland (1937). He was married to Elizabeth Birss Ogilvie. He died on April 14, 1964 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
42. Gaby Morlay
Actress | Gigi
Gaby Morlay was born on June 8, 1893 in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France as Blanche Pauline Fumoleau. She was an actress, known for Gigi (1949), Jim la houlette, roi des voleurs (1926) and Mensonges (1946). She was married to Max Bonnafous. She died on July 4, 1964 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
43. King Calder
Actor | The Best of Broadway
King Calder was born on April 21, 1897 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Albert King Calder. He was an actor, known for The Best of Broadway (1954), Martin Kane (1949) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He was married to Ethel Wilson. He died on June 28, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Bright Eyes
Born in New Haven, Connecticut on November 5, 1893, silent screen lead Theodore Von Eltz was the son of a Yale professor and educated at Hill School at Pottstown Pennsylvania. Originally prepped to become a doctor, he decided instead to pursue acting. At age 19 he made his New York debut and soon ...
46. Dennis Moore
Actor | Raiders of Ghost City
A dark-haired, durably handsome and dependable cowboy actor equipped with a strong stance and taciturn seriousness both on and off camera, Dennis Moore was cast as both hero and villain in his three-decade-long career. A player in well over 200 "B"-level oaters and serials during the 1930s, 1940s ...
47. Norman Z. McLeod
Director | Horse Feathers
Norman Z. McLeod was one of Hollywood's leading early comedy directors. Born in Grayling, Michigan, he came from a family that had no connections to show business (his father was a clergyman). He was educated at the University of Washington and spent two years as a fighter pilot in the US Army in ...
48. Sammee Tong
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Sammee Tong was born on April 21, 1901 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), Bachelor Father (1957) and General Electric Theater (1953). He died on October 27, 1964 in Palms, California.
49. Charles Meredith
Actor | Rocky Jones, Space Ranger
Actor Charles Meredith had the requisite good looks to become a popular silent film leading man. Tall, dark and exceedingly good-looking with distinctive high-parted hair, he played opposite Blanche Sweet, Mary Miles Minter, Florence Vidor, Katherine MacDonald, and other top stars of the day in ...
50. Edie Martin
Actress | The Man in the White Suit
Edie Martin was born on January 1, 1880 in Marylebone, London, England as Edith Emma Martin. She was an actress, known for The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and Kidnapped (1960). She was married to Felix William Pitt (actor). She died on February 21, 1964 in Brixton, ...