Date of Death between 1966-01-01 and 1966-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Montgomery Clift

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta (1920-2014) and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. He was the son of Ethel "Sunny" Anderson (Fogg; 1888-1988) and William Brooks Clift (1886-...

2. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

3. Buster Keaton

Actor | The General

Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...

4. Ed Wynn

Actor | Alice in Wonderland

An old-fashioned comedian, who, by recommendation by his son Keenan Wynn, became one of the world's most beloved clowns, and one of the best actors of his time. He was born on November 9, 1886. He performed in the Ziegfeld Follies, and later had a son Keenan in 1916. He later wrote his own shows, ...

5. William Frawley

Actor | I Love Lucy

William Frawley was born in Burlington, Iowa. As a boy he sang at St. Paul's Catholic Church and played at the Burlington Opera House. His first job was as a stenographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. He did vaudeville with his brother Paul, then joined pianist Franz Rath in an act they took to ...

6. Douglass Montgomery

Actor | Waterloo Bridge

Montgomery, on stage by his teens, was scouted by MGM. The studio changed his name to Kent Douglass and cast him in dashing or romantic roles opposite some of MGM's powerhouse actresses, such as Joan Crawford (in Paid (1930) ) and Katharine Hepburn (in Little Women (1933), in which he played the ...

7. Nestor Paiva

Actor | Creature from the Black Lagoon

Veteran character actor Nestor Paiva had one of those nondescript ethnic mugs and a natural gift for dialects that allowed him to play practically any type of foreigner. Born in Fresno, California, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and developed an interest in performing ...

8. Alice Pearce

Actress | Bewitched

Making a career out of a post-nasal drip, this scene-stealing character comedienne was one of the best Broadway and Hollywood had to offer. It's too bad, then, that she wasn't utilized in films more often for this slight, chinless, parrot-faced, squawky-voiced bundle of (kill)joy could draw laughs ...

9. Wallace Ford

Actor | Freaks

A stocky, friendly-faced character actor, Ford was born Samuel Jones in England and his childhood rivaled the brutality that Charles Dickens ever dreamed up. He lived for a while in an orphanage after being separated from his parents. While still young, he was sent to a Toronto branch of the ...

10. Clifton Webb

Actor | Laura

Already trained in dance and theater, he quit school at age 13 to study music and painting. By 19 he was a professional ballroom dancer in New York, and by his mid-twenties he was performing in musicals, dramas on Broadway and in London, and in silent movies. His first real success in film came in ...

11. Verna Felton

Actress | Sleeping Beauty

Verna Felton had extensive experience on the stage and in radio before she broke into film and television. Her trademarks was her distinctive husky voice and her no-nonsense attitude. She was quite in demand for voiceover work, as evidenced by her roles in Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (...

12. Herbert Marshall

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

Herbert Marshall had trained to become a certified accountant, but his interest turned to the stage. He lost a leg while serving in World War I, he was rehabilitated with a wooden leg. This did not stop him from making good his decision to make the stage as his vocation. He used a very deliberate ...

13. Eric Fleming

Actor | Rawhide

At the age of eight, Fleming hopped on a freight train to Chicago to escape his abusive father. Following hospitalization for gang fight injuries, he returned to California where he lived with his mother and worked at Paramount as a laborer. Fleming joined the Merchant Marine, and then he served in...

14. Hedda Hopper

Actress | Sunset Blvd.

Her father was a butcher. In 1913 she met and married matinée idol DeWolf Hopper Sr. and in 1915 they moved to Hollywood, where both began active film careers. He became a star with Triangle Company, she began in vamp parts and turned to supporting roles. After her divorce she appeared in dozens of...

15. Minerva Urecal

Actress | The Ape Man

A stage actress, Urecal made her screen debut in 1934. For the remainder of her career and two hundred plus movies, she played cleaning women, landladies, shopkeepers and the like. She was known as a Marjorie Main type actress and later went on to a career in television playing in such shows as "...

16. Francis X. Bushman

Actor | Sabrina

Francis X. Bushman was born on January 10, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Francis Xavier Bushman. He was an actor and director, known for Sabrina (1954), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and Romeo and Juliet (1916). He was married to Iva Millicient Richardson, Norma Emily Atkin, Beverly ...

17. Hugh Sanders

Actor | That's My Boy

Hugh Sanders was born on March 13, 1911 in East Saint Louis, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for That's My Boy (1951), The Outer Limits (1963) and The Wild One (1953). He died on January 9, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Lenny Bruce

Writer | Dance Hall Racket

Lenny Bruce was born Leonard Alfred Schneider on October 13, 1925, in Mineola, Long Island, New York. His British-born father, Myron, was a shoe clerk, his mother, Sadie, was a dancer. Lenny's parents were divorced when he was a child. To support herself and her son, Sadie Schneider persued a ...

19. Elizabeth Patterson

Actress | Dinner at Eight

A dainty but nevertheless feisty character actress, southern-bred Elizabeth Patterson started her career over her strict parent's objections and became a member of Chicago's Ben Greet Players, performing Shakespeare at the turn of the century. This followed college at Martin College where she ...

20. Charles Morton

Actor | Arms and the Man

Handsome, athletic actor whose career started in the late silent era as a leading man and continued into sound features and finally television. Born in Illinois, Morton spent his adolescence in Madison, Wisconsin; receiving his education at Madison High School and the University of Wisconsin. He ...

21. Ronald Shiner

Actor | The Case of the Frightened Lady

Ronald Shiner was born on June 8, 1903 in London, England as Ronald Alfred Shiner. He was an actor, known for The Frightened Lady (1940), They Drive by Night (1938) and The Navy Lark (1959). He was married to Gladys W. Lester-Jones. He died on June 29, 1966 in London.

22. Claire McDowell

Actress | The Big Parade

Claire McDowell was born on November 2, 1877 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Big Parade (1925), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and The Mark of Zorro (1920). She was married to Charles Hill Mailes. She died on October 23, 1966 in Hollywood, California, USA.

23. Jonathan Hale

Actor | The Saint in Palm Springs

Canadian-born Jonathan Hale had a long film career, appearing in over 200 pictures. He was a member of the diplomatic service prior to his film career, and his stately bearing stood him in good stead for the variety of corporate executives, military officers and high-level politicians he often ...

24. Chief Yowlachie

Actor | Red River

A member of the Yakima tribe in Washington state, Chief Yowlachie (whose real name was Daniel Simmons) began his show-business career as--believe it or not--an opera singer and spent many years in that profession. In the 1920s he switched to films, and over the next 25 or so years played everything...

25. Rena Rogers

Actress | The Tale of the Night Before

Rena Rogers was born on June 7, 1900 in Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for The Tale of the Night Before (1915), The Cricket (1917) and Where Are My Children? (1916). She was married to Frank Borzage. She died on February 19, 1966 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

26. Robert Keith

Actor | Young at Heart

Robert Keith was an American character actor who appeared in a number of prominent films and was the father of actor Brian Keith. A native of Indiana, Keith joined a stock company as a teenager and developed skills as a writer and actor. He appeared in dozens of plays around the country and on ...

27. Byron Barr

Actor | Double Indemnity

Byron Barr was born on August 18, 1917 in Corning, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for Double Indemnity (1944), Tokyo Rose (1946) and Pitfall (1948). He died on November 3, 1966 in Sacramento County, California, USA.

28. John Reynolds

Actor | Manos: The Hands of Fate

John Reynolds was born on September 15, 1941 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as John Markward Reynolds Jr. He was an actor, known for Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966). He died on October 16, 1966 in El Paso, Texas, USA.

29. Anne Nagel

Actress | The Green Hornet

Anne Nagel's life could be summed up in two words: pretty miserable. Born to devoutly religious Bostonian parents who had long encouraged her to become a nun, she had been enrolled in a preparatory school for just that purpose. As a young teenager, she worked part time as a photographer's model, ...

30. Crahan Denton

Actor | The Parent Trap

Crahan Denton was born on March 20, 1914 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Arthur Crahan Denton. He was an actor, known for The Parent Trap (1961), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and Studio One in Hollywood (1948). He was married to Eleanor Brown. He died on December 4, 1966 in San Francisco, California...

31. Josephine Joseph

Actress | Freaks

Josephine Joseph was born in Austria of Polish-Austrian descent in 1913, whose body was allegedly split down the middle, one side male and the other female. She/he claimed to be a true intersex, or "hermaphrodite,' but there is no evidence to confirm whether this was the case or not. Hermaphrodites...

32. Billy Rose

Soundtrack | Birth

Broadway impresario Billy Rose was born William Samuel Rosenberg on September 9, 1899, in The Bronx, New York. Known as "The Little Napoleon of Showmanship," the diminutive Rose made his name and his legend as a producer, writer, lyricist, composer, director and theatre owner/operator, as well as ...

33. Estelita Rodriguez

Actress | Rio Bravo

Estelita Rodriguez was born on July 2, 1928 in Guanajay, Cuba. She was an actress, known for Rio Bravo (1959), Cuban Fireball (1951) and Sunset in the West (1950). She was married to Dr. Ricardo A. Pego, Ismael Alfonso Halfss, aka Henry Half, Grant Withers and Chu Chu Martinez. She died on March 12...

34. Charles Watts

Actor | Giant

Charles Watts was born on October 30, 1912 in Clarksville, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for Giant (1956), Telephone Time (1956) and Apache Rifles (1964). He died on December 13, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee.

35. William Harrigan

Actor | The Invisible Man

William Harrigan was born on March 27, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Invisible Man (1933), Nix on Dames (1929) and The Farmer's Daughter (1947). He was married to Grace Culbert, Dorothy Langdon and Louise Groody. He died on February 1, 1966 in New York City.

36. Sailor Vincent

Actor | The Twilight Zone

Sailor Vincent was born on October 24, 1901 in Dracut, Massachusetts, USA as William J. Vincent. He is known for his work on The Twilight Zone (1959), Hot Rod (1950) and Affair in Reno (1957). He died on July 12, 1966 in Toluca Lake, California, USA.

37. Rex Lease

Actor | The Cowboy and the Bandit

Born in 1903 (not 1901, according to Social Security records), strapping cowboy actor Rex Lease was initially interested in the ministry when he decided to devote his life instead to acting. In what would be a rollercoaster ride of a career, he set his sights on Hollywood in 1922 and broke into ...

38. Natacha Rambova

Actress | When Love Grows Cold

Primarily famous as the wife of screen idol Rudolph Valentino, Natacha Rambova was also a talented dancer and an innovative set designer, bringing the Art Deco style to Hollywood for the first time. At the age of 17 she became a protégé and lover of Russian ballet Svengali Theodore Kosloff, a ...

39. Emma Dunn

Actress | Dr. Kildare Goes Home

Emma Dunn was a much noted stage actress before turning to films. She worked with such theatre luminaries as Richard Mansfield, Frances Starr, James Ellison and Blanche Yurka. She appeared in 3 productions under the direction of the legendary David Belasco. Miss Dunn also authored 2 books regarding...

40. Pat O'Malley

Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Often confused with the British-born comic actor J. Pat O'Malley, who is the better remembered, silent dramatic film star Pat O'Malley had an enduring career that stands on its own. He was of solid Irish-American stock, born in Forest City, Pennsylvania, in 1890. A one-time railroad switchman, he ...

41. Robert Rossen

Writer | The Hustler

Robert Rossen was born on March 16, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Rosen. He was a writer and director, known for The Hustler (1961), All the King's Men (1949) and Alexander the Great (1956). He was married to Susan Siegal. He died on February 18, 1966 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

42. Sammy Stein

Actor | Modern Times

Sammy Stein was born on April 1, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA as Samuel Stein. He was an actor, known for Modern Times (1936), The Veils of Bagdad (1953) and Public Enemies (1941). He died on March 30, 1966 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

43. Don Kelly

Actor | The Wild Wild West

Don Kelly was born on March 17, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Donald Patrick Kelly to Robert T. Kelly and Rachel Marie Knudsen. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Don was an actor, known for Bombers B-52 (1957), Tank Battalion (1958), and The Hostage (1967), his final starring role. The...

44. Kenneth Howell

Actor | Off to the Races

Married to Marguerite A. Thomson in 1942. Joined the US Navy as a Medical Corp Man. Marguerite gave birth to Stephanie Rye Howell on Sept. 9, 1943 after Kenneth had a leave from the navy. Divorced from Marguerite around 1945 after realising he was gay. No contact made with daughter after the age of...

45. A.D. Blake

Writer | A Western Romance

According to Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton, USN (Ret.), in his book, "And I was there" Pearl Harbor and Midway - Breaking the Secrets (Pages 106-108), Al D. Blake was "also known as Keeno, King of the Robots, from the world record he had set by standing motionless fora an hour and twenty-seven ...

46. Joseph Crehan

Actor | Black Magic

Joseph Crehan was born on July 15, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Joseph A. Creaghan. He was an actor, known for Black Magic (1944), The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937) and Phantom Lady (1944). He was married to Dorothy Lord. He died on April 15, 1966 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California...

47. Carolyn Mitchell

Actress | The Cry Baby Killer

Carolyn Mitchell was born Barbara Ann Thomason on January 25, 1937 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Don and Helen Thomason. While attending Emerson Elementary School in Phoenix, she became known as the prettiest girl in Phoenix. Her family moved to Inglewood, California in 1951, a part of Los Angeles, a ...

48. Jeanne De Casalis

Actress | Cottage to Let

Jeanne De Casalis was born on May 22, 1897 in Basutoland, South Africa as Jeanne Casalis de Pury. She was an actress and writer, known for Bombsight Stolen (1941), Radio Parade (1933) and Nell Gwyn (1934). She was married to Cowan Douglas Stephenson and Colin Clive. She died on August 19, 1966 in ...

49. Mathew McCue

Actor | The Fugitive

Mathew McCue was born on October 4, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Fugitive (1963) and Gunsmoke (1955). He died on April 10, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Wilfrid Lawson

Actor | Pygmalion

A scene stealing actor of lugubrious countenance, Wilfrid Lawson (born Wilfrid Worsnop) made his debut on the stage in "Trilby" at the Pier Pavilion in Brighton at the age of 16. He served as a pilot in the RAF during the final months of World War I, before resuming his theatrical career, becoming ...


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