2005 deaths

by bellino-angelo2014 | created - 14 Aug 2017 | updated - 14 Aug 2017 | Public

1. Gabrielle Daye

Actress | Dear Enemy

Gabrielle Daye was a distinguished character actress who had a long career both on stage and film. She worked with many of Britain's leading directors, including John Schlesinger, Lindsay Anderson and Richard Attenborough and was best known on television for her role as Beattie Pearson, Albert ...

2. Thelma White

Actress | Tell Your Children

Sassy comedienne Thelma White became a rather reluctant entry into cult film history with her infamous role as blonde vixen "Mae Colman", who pushes marijuana ("demon weed") onto unsuspecting school-age youths in the classic 1930s turkey Reefer Madness (1936) (aka "Reefer Madness" (1936)). It was ...

3. Amrish Puri

Actor | Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Believe it or not, Amrish Puri wanted to become a Bollywood movie hero but failed a screen test in 1954. And what a failure it was! Mr. Puri went on to become one of the most renowned and credible villains in the history of Indian cinema. His most memorable and often quoted role is the character of...

4. Ruth Warrick

Actress | Citizen Kane

Reedy and regal actress Ruth Warrick will be remembered for two names and two names alone. In films, she will indelibly be referred to as the castoff first "Mrs. Citizen Kane," and on TV she will forever be synonymous with her character of Phoebe Tyler Wallingford, the obnoxiously wealthy, ...

5. Virginia Mayo

Actress | The Best Years of Our Lives

Virginia Clara Jones was born on November 30, 1920 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of a newspaper reporter and his wife. The family had a rich heritage in the St. Louis area: her great-great-great-grandfather served in the American Revolution and later founded the city of East Saint Louis, ...

6. Lamont Bentley

Actor | NYPD Blue

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lamont Bentley moved to Los Angeles with his mother, an aspiring singer. His aptitude for comedy became apparent as he constantly made people laugh at his mother's auditions. It was then that he was encouraged to begin his own entertainment career. He began with ...

7. Parveen Babi

Actress | Kaala Sona

born and raised in Junagad, Ms. Babi was spotted by renowned B.R. Ishara at Ahmedabad University, and he approached her to act in his forthcoming movie, Charitraheen, which was a sequel to Chetna. Her co-star in this movie was none other than renowned Indian cricketer Salim Durrani. Parveen Babi ...

8. Eddie Albert

Actor | Roman Holiday

A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his ...

9. Steve Susskind

Actor | Monsters, Inc.

Steve Susskind was born on October 3, 1942 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA as Steven R. Susskind. He is known for his work on Monsters, Inc. (2001), Friday the 13th Part III (1982) and Sea of Love (1989). He was married to Ann Patricia Walker. He died on January 21, 2005 in Tujunga, California, ...

10. Patsy Rowlands

Actress | Carry on Again Doctor

Born in 1931, she attended a succession of Convent Schools without any sense of direction until a new elocution teacher recognised her potential, and encouraged her to apply for a Guildhall School of Speech and Drama scholarship. She won it when she was just 15, coming top in the whole of England.

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11. John Vernon

Actor | Dirty Harry

John Vernon was a prolific stage-trained Canadian character player who made a career out of convincingly playing crafty villains, morally-bankrupt officials and heartless authority figures in American films and television since the 1960s. Vernon has been directed by some stellar filmmakers including...

12. Ossie Davis

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Ossie Davis was born on December 18, 1917 in Cogdell, Georgia, USA as Raiford Chatman Davis. He was an actor and writer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) and Grumpy Old Men (1993). He was married to Ruby Dee. He died on February 4, 2005 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.

13. Leonard Trolley

Actor | The Message

Leonard Trolley was born on January 1, 1918 in Bristol, England. He was an actor, known for The Message (1976), The Message (1976) and Doctor Who (1963). He died on February 10, 2005 in Cobham, Surrey, England.

14. Brian Kelly

Producer | Blade Runner

Actor Brian Kelly was a Valentine's Day baby. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Anne Veronica (O'Brien) and Harry Francis Kelly, who was Governor of Michigan (1943-1947) and served as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court. He was of Irish descent. Brian joined the Marine Corps. during the ...

15. Nicole DeHuff

Actress | Meet the Parents

Nicole DeHuff was born on 6 January 1975 in Oklahoma. She began her acting studies at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon Acting Conservatory. Her first screen role was in the comedy hit Meet the Parents (2000), in which she co-starred with Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller. Her character (Deborah Byrnes)...

16. Dan O'Herlihy

Actor | RoboCop

Irish-born Dan O'Herlihy decided not to follow in his father's footsteps, forsaking the life of an architect in favour of the acting profession. The tall, distinguished-looking university graduate boasted a rich, resonant voice, which enabled him to easily find work in radio plays, as well on the ...

17. Sandra Dee

Actress | Gidget

Sandra Dee was born Alexandria Zuck on April 23, 1942 in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Mary (Cymboliak) and John Zuck. She was of Carpatho-Rusyn descent. Her mother envisioned a show business career for her daughter and would often lie about her age in order to get Sandy where she wanted to go. For ...

18. Simone Simon

Actress | Cat People

Diminutive, fiery-tempered Simone Simon was born in France, but spent much of her early childhood in Madagascar, where her father managed a graphite mine. Her schooling was somewhat unsettled, her family moving from city to city (Berlin, Budapest, Turin) before finally establishing themselves in ...

19. Guylaine St-Onge

Actress | Highwaymen

Guylaine St-Onge was born in 1965 in St.-Eustache, Québec, Canada. She was an actress, known for Highwaymen (2004), Angel Eyes (2001) and Code Name: Eternity (1999). She was married to David Nerman. She died on March 3, 2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

20. Teresa Wright

Actress | Shadow of a Doubt

A natural and lovely talent who was discovered for films by Samuel Goldwyn, the always likable Teresa Wright distinguished herself early on in high-caliber, Oscar-worthy form -- the only performer ever to be nominated for Oscars for her first three films. Always true to herself, she was able to ...

21. Sheila Gish

Actress | Highlander

Sheila Gish was born on April 23, 1942 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England as Sheila Anne Syme Gash. She was an actress, known for Highlander (1986), Mansfield Park (1999) and Highlander: Endgame (2000). She was married to Denis Lawson and Roland Curram. She died on March 9, 2005 in Camden, London, ...

22. Barney Martin

Actor | The Producers

Barney Martin was born on March 3, 1923 in Queens, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Producers (1967), Arthur (1981) and Seinfeld (1989). He was married to Catherine Martin. He died on March 21, 2005 in Studio City, California, USA.

23. Mitch Hedberg

Actor | Almost Famous

Mitch Hedberg was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on February 24, 1968. He began his stand-up career in Florida, and after a period of honing his skills there he moved to Seattle and began touring. He soon appeared on MTV's "Comikaze", then a 1996 appearance on Late Night with David Letterman (1982) ...

24. Debralee Scott

Actress | Police Academy

Debralee Scott was born on April 2, 1953 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Police Academy (1984), Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976). She died on April 5, 2005 in Amelia Island, Florida, USA.

25. John Bennett

Actor | Watership Down

The lean, rather emaciated-looking John Bennett studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. After years in repertory theatre, he made his feature debut in 1960, and, thereafter, appeared regularly on British screens. He was prone to perform in diverse ethnic guises, often ...

26. Margaretta Scott

Actress | All Creatures Great and Small

Margaretta Scott was born on February 13, 1912 in Westminster, London, England as Margaretta Mary Winifred Scott. She was an actress and writer, known for All Creatures Great and Small (1978), Where's Charley? (1952) and Things to Come (1936). She was married to John Wooldridge. She died on April ...

27. Kay Walsh

Actress | The Horse's Mouth

Kay Walsh graced the British Cinema of the 1930s and 1940s as a leading lady, before maturing into character roles. She was born Kathleen Walsh in London, England of Irish parentage. She and her sister Peggy were raised in Pimlico by their grandmother. She began her career as a dancer in the chorus...

28. George P. Cosmatos

Director | Rambo: First Blood Part II

George P. Cosmatos was born on January 4, 1941 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Yorgo Pan Cosmatos. He was a director and writer, known for Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), Cobra (1986) and Tombstone (1993). He was married to Birgitta Ljungberg. He died on April 19, 2005 in Victoria, British ...

29. Ruth Hussey

Actress | The Philadelphia Story

A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Drama, Ruth Hussey's first show-business job was as a fashion commentator on a local radio station. She journeyed to New York City, where she was signed as a model by the world-famous Powers agency. She obtained some stage roles with touring ...

30. Jimmy Thompson

Actor | Carry on Cruising

Jimmy Thompson was born on October 30, 1925 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England as James Edward Thompson. He was an actor, known for Carry On Cruising (1962), Carry On Jack (1964) and The Jazz Age (1968). He was married to Nina Brinckley. He died on April 21, 2005 in York, Yorkshire.

31. Norman Bird

Actor | The Lord of the Rings

Norman Bird was born on October 30, 1924 in Coalville, Leicestershire, England as John George Norman Bird. He was an actor, known for The Lord of the Rings (1978), Cash on Demand (1961) and Department S (1969). He was married to Nona Blair. He died on April 22, 2005 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands,...

32. John Mills

Actor | The Family Way

Sir John Mills, one of the most popular and beloved English actors, was born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills on February 22, 1908, at the Watts Naval Training College in North Elmham, Norfolk, England. The young Mills grew up in Felixstowe, Suffolk, where his father was a mathematics teacher and his ...

33. Mason Adams

Actor | Son in Law

Mason Adams was well known for playing Pepper Young on the popular radio soap opera series Pepper Young's Family throughout the 1940 and 1950s. He was also heard on most of the successful radio programs during radio's "Golden Age." In the 1970s, Adams was frequently heard on Himan Brown's CBS ...

34. Maria Schell

Actress | Superman

Maria Schell studied in a religious institution in Colmar (Haut-Rhin, France). She received a dramatic training in Zurich, Switzerland. To pay her studies, she was a secretary there. Besides being a film star; Maria appeared in plays in Zurich, Basel, in Vienna (Josefstad Theater), Berlin, Munich (...

35. Michael Coles

Actor | Dr. Who and the Daleks

Michael Coles was born on August 12, 1936 in London, England as Ernest Michael Coles. He was an actor, known for Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) and Private Potter (1962). He was married to Maryon Kantaroff. He died on April 26, 2005 in Chelsea, England.

36. Elisabeth Fraser

Actress | A Patch of Blue

Elisabeth Fraser was born on January 8, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Elisabeth Fraser Jonker. She was an actress, known for A Patch of Blue (1965), Young at Heart (1954) and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942). She was married to Charles K. Peck Jr. and Ray McDonald. She died on ...

37. June MacCloy

Actress | June Moon

June Mary MacCloy was born in Sturgis, Michigan on June 2, 1909. When she was a child her family moved to Toledo, Ohio. With her radiant smile, her tall, blonde, good looks and unusual voice, she brightened many a film and stage with her talent. After 1940 she became an obscure part of Hollywood ...

38. June Lang

Actress | Chandu the Magician

This approachable blue-eyed blonde with a striking, open-faced beauty had a very encouraging career going for her in 30s Hollywood but extenuating circumstances hurt her chances in the long run. In less than a decade and a half June Lang was out of pictures altogether (after appearing in over 30) ...

39. Frank Gorshin

Actor | Twelve Monkeys

Frank John Gorshin Jr. was born on April 5, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank John Sr., was a railroad worker and his mother, Frances, was a seamstress. While in high school, Frank worked as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theatre and began doing impressions of some of his screen ...

40. Henry Corden

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Although versatile character actor and voice extraordinary Henry Corden will forever be associated with, and fondly remembered for, providing the bellicose, gravel-toned rasp of cartoon immortal Fred Flintstone, he enjoyed a long and varied career prior to this distinction, which took up most of ...

41. J.D. Cannon

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

John Donovan Cannon graduated from high school in his hometown of Salmon, Idaho, in 1940. His subsequent studies at the Academy of Dramatic Arts were interrupted as a result of wartime military service from 1942 to 1945. After the war, Cannon returned to New York to complete his training and acting...

42. Stephen Elliott

Actor | Beverly Hills Cop

A Drama Desk Award-winning actor ("A Whistle in the Dark" [1969] ) and a Tony Award nominee (as "Monsieur Colmier", "Marat/Sade" [1967] ), he began his career as a member of New York's Neighborhood Playhouse from 1940 to 1942, where he studied with noted acting instructor, Sanford Meisner, before ...

43. Howard Morris

Actor | The Andy Griffith Show

This short, quicksilver comic of TV's "Golden Age" has been heard more than seen in the last few decades, as he possesses one of the finest vocal instruments around for animation. Howard ("Howie") Morris was born in New York City in 1919 and forged his own destiny after a chance meeting with Carl ...

44. Geoffrey Toone

Actor | Zero Hour!

Distinguished character actor and one time matinée idol Geoffrey Toone appeared in some of London's most famous stage productions of the 20th century. A stalwart of the Old Vic Theatre since the early 1930s, he worked with stars such as Ralph Richardson and Roger Livesey, and went on to appear in ...

45. Harrison Young

Actor | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Harrison Young was born on March 13, 1930 in Port Huron, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Saving Private Ryan (1998) and The Game (1997). He died on July 3, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

46. Lorna Thayer

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Character actress Lorna Thayer will probably remain in good standing in the Hollywood cult movie annals for decades to come, due to one scene and one scene, alone. In the critically-acclaimed "generation gap" film, Five Easy Pieces (1970), Jack Nicholson plays a rebellious, disgruntled ...

47. Anne Bancroft

Actress | The Graduate

Anne Bancroft was born on September 17, 1931 in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael Italiano (1905-2001), a dress pattern maker, and Mildred DiNapoli (1908-2010), a telephone operator. She made her cinema debut in Don't Bother to Knock (1952) in 1952 and over the next five years appeared in a lot of...

48. Dana Elcar

Actor | The Sting

Dana Elcar was born on October 10, 1927 in Ferndale, Michigan, USA as Ibson Dana Elcar. He was an actor and director, known for The Sting (1973), 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) and MacGyver (1985). He was married to Marianne Torrance, Margaret "Peggy" Romano and Katherine Frances Mead. He ...

49. Ed Bishop

Actor | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Born as George Victor Bishop in 1932. He changed his name to Edward when he became a professional actor, as there was already an actor named George Bishop. Raised in Peekskill, New York through high school. Served in the US Army 1952-1954, worked as a disc jockey on Armed Forces Radio at St Johns' ...

50. Ron Randell

Actor | King of Kings

Sydney-born Ron Randell began his six-decade-long career in his teens on radio in his native Australia for the Australian Broadcasting Commission. He promptly moved to the stage, where he acted with the Minerva Theatre Group from 1937 to 1946, while intermittently appearing in Australian films. ...

51. Jonathan Adams

Actor | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Originally trained as a painter, he studied art at Chelsea Art School and London University and taught in his hometown of Northhampton after spending time in the RAF Medical Corps. He was a performer with the Children's Theatre Company and was involved in several productions in London's West End, ...

52. Lane Smith

Actor | My Cousin Vinny

Lane Smith was born on April 29, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Walter Lane Smith. He was an actor, known for My Cousin Vinny (1992), Red Dawn (1984) and The Mighty Ducks (1992). He was married to Debbie Benedict and Sydnee Roberta Balaber. He died on June 13, 2005 in Northridge, California, ...

53. Suzanne Flon

Actress | The Train

Opulent French actress Suzanne Flon, who came from humble beginnings, evolved into a luminous stage and film star whose career lasted five decades. She was born near Paris, the daughter of a railway worker and a seamstress and at school developed an interest in writing poetry. Following high school...

54. Paul Winchell

Actor | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Born Paul Wilchinsky on December 21, 1922, the son of Sol and Clara Wilchinsky, Paul Winchell grew up to be the most beloved ventriloquist of American children. Ironically, as famous as Paul was, his dummy, Jerry Mahoney, was probably more famous. Not since Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in the ...

55. John Fiedler

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Typical of busy character actors, Fiedler made his face (and voice) recognizable to millions. Many know the bald-pated Fiedler as therapy patient "Mr. Peterson" on The Bob Newhart Show (1972); others might first recognize him for the 1968 movie, The Odd Couple (1968), and spin-off TV show, The Odd ...

56. Alberto Lattuada

Writer | Guendalina

Alberto Lattuada was born on November 13, 1914 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Guendalina (1957), Flesh Will Surrender (1947) and Bambina (1974). He was married to Carla Del Poggio. He died on July 3, 2005 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

57. June Haver

Actress | Love Nest

June Haver was born on June 10, 1926, in Rock Island, Illinois, with the birth name of Beverly June Stovenour. Her parents divorced at an early age and she was adopted by Bert Haver, her stepfather. Her mother and new father moved to Cincinnati, where she appeared on the stage for the first time at...

58. Frances Langford

Soundtrack | Every Night at Eight

Frances Langford won fame on radio (primarily as Bob Hope's vocalist, later sparring comically with Don Ameche as "The Bickersons"), via recordings and in the movies. In spite of the fact that she played mostly in minor musicals (plus appearing occasionally in "A" productions, including Yankee ...

59. Scott Paul

Actor | Wyatt Earp

Scott Paul was born on December 26, 1980. He was an actor, known for Wyatt Earp (1994), Street Vengeance (1995) and Building the Gherkin (2005). He died on July 12, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

60. Edward Bunker

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

Edward Bunker was born on December 31, 1933 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Edward Heward Bunker. He was an actor and writer, known for Reservoir Dogs (1992), The Longest Yard (2005) and Tango & Cash (1989). He was married to Jennifer Steele. He died on July 19, 2005 in Burbank, ...

61. James Doohan

Actor | Star Trek

James Doohan was born on March 3, 1920 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as James Montgomery Doohan. He is known for his work on Star Trek (1966), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). He was married to Wende Doohan, Anita Yagel and Janet Young...

62. George Wallace

Actor | Forbidden Planet

George Wallace was born in New York and, at age 13, moved with his mom and her new husband to McMechen, West Virginia, a coal mining town where the boy began working in the mines. He joined the Navy in 1936, got out in 1940, and then went right back in again when World War II started. A chief ...

63. Ford Rainey

Actor | Halloween II

American character actor of stage, films, and television. A native of Idaho, Rainey was the son of a colorful character who was, among many other things, a champion of local dance contests. As a boy, Rainey was painfully shy, but found an outlet in school plays. He pursued stage work in regional ...

64. David Jackson

Actor | Blake's 7

David Jackson was born on July 15, 1934 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was an actor, known for Blake's 7 (1978), Flower of Evil (1961) and The Larkins (1958). He died on July 25, 2005 in London, England.

65. Tungia Baker

Actress | The Piano

Tungia Baker was born in 1941 as Tungia Dorothea Baker. She was an actress, known for The Piano (1993), A Difficult Woman (1998) and The Legend of Johnny Lingo (2003). She died on July 27, 2005 in Otaki, Manawatu, New Zealand.

66. Ileen Getz

Actress | Changing Lanes

Ileen Getz was born on August 7, 1961 in Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for Changing Lanes (2002), The Station Agent (2003) and Lovely & Amazing (2001). She was married to Mark Grinnell. She died on August 4, 2005 in New York City, New York, USA.

67. Barbara Bel Geddes

Actress | Vertigo

Arguably best remembered for her role as Miss Ellie, the Ewing family matriarch on the long-running TV series Dallas (1978), Barbara Bel Geddes had earlier scored success on stage and screen long before gaining more lasting fame on television. She was born in New York City on Halloween Day 1922, ...

68. Dorris Bowdon

Actress | The Grapes of Wrath

Dorris Bowdon was discovered by a scout from 20th Century Fox, after she had just won the Miss Memphis 1937 title. She went west to Hollywood, along with two other ingénues, Linda Darnell and Mary Healy, who to this day has remained her closest friend. A friend in the publicity department arranged ...

69. Stanley DeSantis

Actor | Rush Hour

Stanley DeSantis was born on July 6, 1953 in Roslyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Rush Hour (1998), I Am Sam (2001) and Candyman (1992). He died on August 9, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

70. Matthew McGrory

Actor | Big Fish

Originally a student of pre-law at Widener University, and later majoring in Criminal Justice at West Chester University, Matthew started his career by making appearances on The Howard Stern Show (1990), The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), and music videos of Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, and Blondie. ...

71. James Booth

Actor | Zulu

James Booth was born on December 19, 1927 in Croydon, Surrey, England as David Geeves-Booth. He was an actor and writer, known for Zulu (1964), American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990) and The Jazz Singer (1980). He was married to Paula Delaney. He died on August 11, 2005 in Hadleigh, Essex, ...

72. Herta Ware

Actress | Cruel Intentions

The meek, docile, child-like aura and unassuming tiny frame of this veteran character lady belied a surprising survivor instinct and strong, liberal fortitude.

Actress Herta Ware was born Herta Schwartz in 1917 in Wilmington, Delaware, to Helen (Ware), a musician and violin teacher, and Laszlo ...

73. Eva Renzi

Actress | Funeral in Berlin

Eva Renzi was born on November 3, 1944 in Berlin, Germany as Evelyn Renziehausen. She was an actress and director, known for Funeral in Berlin (1966), The Pink Jungle (1968) and The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970). She was married to Paul Hubschmid. She died on August 16, 2005 in Berlin.

74. Brock Peters

Actor | Soylent Green

Born of African and West Indian ancestry on July 2, 1927 in New York City, Brock Peters set his sights on a show business career early on, at age ten. A product of NYC's famed Music and Arts High School, Peters initially fielded more odd jobs than acting jobs as he worked his way up from Harlem ...

75. Terence Morgan

Actor | Hamlet

Terence Morgan was born on December 8, 1921 in London, England as Terence Ivor Grant Morgan. He was an actor, known for Hamlet (1948), Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951) and Forbidden Cargo (1954). He was married to Georgina Jumel. He died on August 25, 2005 in Brighton, East Sussex, England.

76. Michael Sheard

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Michael Sheard was born on June 18, 1938 in Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland as Michael Lawson Perkins. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Outsider (1983) and Five Red Herrings (1975). He was married to Rosalind Allaway. He died on August 31, 2005 in ...

77. Irene Sunters

Actress | The Wicker Man

Irene Sunters was born on February 29, 1928 in Glasgow, Scotland as Camilla Irene Sunters. She was an actress, known for The Wicker Man (1973), ITV Play of the Week (1955) and A Sense of Freedom (1979). She died in September 2005 in Glasgow.

78. Bob Denver

Actor | Gilligan's Island

Bob Denver was attending college at Loyola-Marymount University, in Los Angeles, when he got into acting. At first, Denver wasn't sure he wanted to be an actor, but gradually gave in, deciding that's what he was going to do for a career. Before he became established, he worked as a mailman and ...

79. Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Actor | The Message

Ronald Leigh-Hunt trained for acting at the Italia Conti School. He made his debut in regional repertory theatre. In films from 1950, he was rarely out of work, usually cast in subtle authoritarian or aristocratic roles. Cultured and dapper, latterly white-haired, he was particularly noted for his ...

80. Josephine Griffin

Actress | Portrait of Alison

Josephine Griffin was born on December 13, 1928 in London, England. She was an actress, known for Postmark for Danger (1955), Shop Spoiled (1954) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). She was married to Patrick Filmer-Sankey. She died on September 15, 2005 in London.

81. Constance Moore

Actress | Atlantic City

Blonde singer/actress Constance Moore was a stylish, glamorous lead in many "B" war-era musicals. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, on January 18, 1920, she was raised in Dallas, Texas, and nurtured ambitions to be a singer. The one-time brunette with the rich contralto started out as a band vocalist prior...

82. Don Adams

Actor | Get Smart

Don Adams was born in New York, to a father of Hungarian Jewish descent, and a mother of German and Irish ancestry. He had a sister, Gloria, and a brother, Dick Yarmy. He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II and contracted malaria during the fighting on Guadalcanal island. After the war he ...

83. Hamilton Camp

Actor | Almost Heroes

Hamilton Camp became well-known first as Bob Camp when he played in a folk duo with Bob Gibson. Their influential album, 'Gibson and Camp at the Gate of Horn', was recorded in Chicago in 1961. When they broke up, Camp continued to work as a solo act. He began using the name Hamilton Camp musically ...

84. Nipsey Russell

Actor | The Wiz

Nipsey Russell was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1918. He got his start in Rock and Roll Review and other music revues in the 1950s. In the 1960s Russell achieved his first major role as Officer Anderson in Car 54, Where Are You? (1961). After being on the show for a year, Russell was a mainstay on ...

85. Charles Rocket

Actor | Dumb and Dumber

Charles Rocket was born on August 28, 1949 in Bangor, Maine, USA as Charles Adams Claverie. He was an actor, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Dances with Wolves (1990) and Short Cuts (1993). He was married to Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Crellin. He died on October 7, 2005 in Canterbury, Connecticut, USA.

86. Louis Nye

Actor | Curb Your Enthusiasm

He was one of those delightfully pretentious comic actors you loved to hate, his flip manner and faux rich boy arrogance possessing his characters no matter what social stature they were. Louis Nye (first name pronounced Louie) was a master at sketch comedy, foreign accents and the quicksilver ...

87. Mildred Shay

Actress | Little Shop of Horrors

Mildreds star shone for what seemed like a split second and yet she knew everybody in town and the whole of tinsel town knew Mildred Shay. Adrian, Hollywoods premiere costumer made all her gowns and a pair of false breasts. She worked with, and unlike the rest of Hollywood got on with Joan Crawford...

88. Rik Van Nutter

Actor | Thunderball

Rik Van Nutter was born on May 1, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Frederick Allen Nutter. He was an actor and writer, known for Thunderball (1965), The Revenge of Ivanhoe (1965) and Seven Hours of Gunfire (1965). He was married to Emily Frankel and Anita Ekberg. He died on October 15, 2005 ...

89. John Larch

Actor | Dirty Harry

Instantly recognizable American character actor with bulbous nose and heavily lined face, who could convey integrity or menace to equal effect. He first came to prominence on radio as (Captain) Starr of Space (1953), using ray guns to combat Martians and alien queens. Beginning in 1953, Larch ...

90. Ursula Howells

Actress | Hard Times

Ursula Howells was educated at St Paul's Girls' School in London, where her father Herbert Howells, a doyen of English church music taught music for 26 years. Following the death of her brother Michael from polio in 1935, her father composed his great choral masterpiece "Hymnus Paradisi".

She was ...

91. John Hollis

Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

John Hollis was born on November 12, 1927 in Fulham, London, England as Bertie Wyn Hollis. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Flash Gordon (1980) and Superman (1978). He was married to Sheila Forrester and Gabrielle Hamilton. He died on October 18, ...

92. William Hootkins

Actor | Star Wars

William Michael Hootkins was born on July 5, 1948, in Dallas, Texas. He moved to London, England in the early '70s and lived there up until 2002. Hootkins was an actor at Theatre Intime while attending Princeton University where he learned how to speak fluent Mandarin Chinese. He also trained as an...

93. Barbara Keogh

Actress | The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Barbara Keogh was born on April 21, 1929 in Bucklow, Cheshire, England as Barbara Winifred Keogh. She was an actress, known for The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), Mysteries and Miracles (1965) and EastEnders (1985). She died on October 25, 2005 in Camden, London, England.

94. Lloyd Bochner

Actor | Point Blank

Lloyd Bochner had that wonderfully sonorous type of voice that was always tailor-made for radio or for the stage. Unsurprisingly then, by the time he was eleven, Lloyd was already employed as part-time voiceover artist and reader of drama serials by radio stations in Vancouver.

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95. Jean Carson

Actress | The Party

All this shapely character "broad" had to do was open her mouth to induce laughter--and so she did, primarily on TV during the '50s and '60s. And although she milked that unmistakable rasp for all its worth, she also showed great comedy sense. Born Jean Leete on February 23, 1923, in Charleston, ...

96. Geoffrey Keen

Actor | Moonraker

Geoffrey Keen was born on August 21, 1916 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England as Geoffrey Ian Keen. He was an actor, known for Moonraker (1979), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and For Your Eyes Only (1981). He was married to Doris Groves, Madeleine Howell and Hazel Terry. He died on November 3, 2005 ...

97. Sheree North

Actress | Breakout

Sheree North was born on January 17, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Dawn Shirley Crang. She was an actress, known for Breakout (1975), Charley Varrick (1973) and The Outfit (1973). She was married to Phillip Alan Norman, Dr. Gerhardt Ralph Sommer, John M. "Bud" Freeman and Frederick Arnold...

98. Keith Andes

Actor | Tora! Tora! Tora!

1950s and 60s second lead actor Keith Andes fits into the strappingly handsome and virile mold that encompassed the likes of George Nader, Guy Madison, and Jeffrey Hunter. Although he may not be as well remembered as the aforementioned, he managed to maintain a reliable career on radio (from age 12...

99. Pamela Duncan

Actress | Attack of the Crab Monsters

Pert and pretty Brooklyn-born actress Pamela Duncan made brief movie news in the 1950s as a "B" level performer and would be best remembered for her damsel-in-distress participation in two of Roger Corman's cult turkeys -- Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) and The Undead (1957), both co-starring ...

100. Nora Denney

Actress | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Nora Denney was born on September 3, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Dolores Teachenor. She was an actress, known for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Splash (1984) and The Witching Hour (1958). She was married to Alan Denney. She died on November 20, 2005 in Crestline, ...



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