Dead at 89

by ale-dancingbear | created - 12 Mar 2018 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

(work in progress)

1. Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a ...


2. Ingmar Bergman

Writer | Smultronstället

Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions (1992) is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions (1996) is the ...

3. Jane Russell

Actress | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her father was a United States Army lieutenant and her mother had been a student of drama and an actress with a traveling troupe. Once Mr. Russell was mustered out of the service, the family took up residence in ...

respiratory failure

4. Randolph Scott

Actor | The Tall T

Handsome American leading man who developed into one of Hollywood's greatest and most popular Western stars. Born to George and Lucy Crane Scott during a visit to Virginia, Scott was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina in a wealthy family. After service with the U.S. Army in France in World War I, ...

heart and lung ailments

5. James Stewart

Actor | Anatomy of a Murder

James Maitland Stewart was born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he ...

cardiac arrest and pulmonary embolism following respiratory problems

6. Roger Moore

Actor | Moonraker

Roger Moore will perhaps always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down.

Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of Lillian (Pope) and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. His ...


7. Charles Durning

Actor | Dog Day Afternoon

WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor were all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning was one of Hollywood's most ...

natural causes

8. Martin Landau

Actor | Ed Wood

Oscar-winning character actor Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. At age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News as a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for Billy Rose's "Pitching Horseshoes" column. He also ...

9. Robert Douglas

Actor | Adventures of Don Juan

Robert Douglas' real last name was Finlayson - a Scots name - and perhaps it was that side of him that meant to do what he wanted to do. The males of the family had followed the military for several generations - his father and grandfather were commanders of the West Sussex regiment - but he ...

natural causes

10. Eric Ambler

Writer | The Purple Plain

Eric Ambler was born on June 28, 1909 in London, England as Eric Clifford Ambler. He was a writer and producer, known for The Purple Plain (1954), A Night to Remember (1958) and The Cruel Sea (1953). He was married to Joan Harrison and Louise Smith Crombie. He died on October 22, 1998 in London.

natural causes

11. Charles Van Enger

Cinematographer | Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

Brother of cinematographer Willard Van Enger.

12. Carl Drews

Cinematographer | Der letzte Walzer

Carl Drews was born on January 27, 1894 in Berlin, Germany. He is known for his work on The Last Waltz (1934), La Paloma. Ein Lied der Kameradschaft (1934) and Zopf und Schwert - Eine tolle Prinzessin (1926). He died on September 3, 1983 in Berlin.

13. Lew Brown

Actor | Airport

Lew Brown was born on March 18, 1925 in Goltry, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for Airport (1970), Topaz (1969) and Days of Our Lives (1965). He was married to Toby Adler. He died on July 27, 2014 in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA.

14. Fred Zinnemann

Director | A Man for All Seasons

Initially grew up wanting to be a violinist, but while at the University of Vienna decided to study law. While doing so, he became increasingly interested in American film and decided that was what he wanted to do. He became involved in European filmaking for a short time before going to America to...

heart attack

15. Anne-Marie Blanc

Actress | Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman

Anne-Marie Blanc was born on September 2, 1919 in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for The Manns - Novel of a Century (2001), Der Gefangene der Botschaft (1964) and Mit siebzehn beginnt das Leben (1953). She was married to Heinrich Fueter. She died on February 5, 2009 in Zurich, ...

16. Otakar Brousek

Actor | Dny zrady

Otakar Brousek was born on September 28, 1924 in Krhanice, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for Days of Betrayal (1973), Alexander Dumas starsi (1970) and Ordinace v ruzové zahrade (2005). He was married to Luka Rubanicova. He died on March 14, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic.

lung cancer

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