In Memoriam - 2016

by WeAintFoundShin | created - 07 Jan 2016 | updated - 01 Jan 2017 | Public

1. Vilmos Zsigmond

Cinematographer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

January 1. Cinematographer. Deliverance, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter, The Black Dahlia.

2. Michel Galabru

Actor | Subway

Michel Galabru was born on October 27, 1922 in Safi, French Protectorate of Morocco as Michel Louis Edmond Galabru. He was an actor and writer, known for Subway (1985), Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999) and La Cage aux Folles (1978). He was married to Claude and Anne Jacquot. He died on January ...

January 4. The Judge and the Assassin, La Cage aux Folles, Belle Époque.

January 5. Singer of The Whispers. Rock Steady, And the Beat Goes On.

4. Pat Harrington Jr.

Actor | One Day at a Time

Pat Harrington Jr. was born on August 13, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Patrick Harrington Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for One Day at a Time (1975), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and Move Over, Darling (1963). He was married to Sally Cleaver and Marjorie Ann Gortner. ...

January 6. One Day at a Time - Dwayne Schneider.

5. Silvana Pampanini

Actress | La presidentessa

Silvana Pampanini was born on September 25, 1925 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was an actress and director, known for Mademoiselle Gobete (1952), Koenigsmark (1953) and Be Seeing You, Father (1948). She died on January 6, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

January 6.

6. Anna Synodinou

Actress | The 300 Spartans

Anna Synodinou was born on November 21, 1927 in Loutraki, Greece. She was an actress, known for The 300 Spartans (1962), Ilektra (1962) and Dollars and Dreams (1956). She was married to George Marinakis. She died on January 7, 2016 in Athens, Greece.

January 7. The 300 Spartans - Queen Gorgo.

7. Otis Clay

Soundtrack | Joshua

Otis Clay was born on February 11, 1942 in Waxhaw, Mississippi, USA. He died on January 8, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

January 8. Singer. Tryin' to Live My Life Without You, The Only Way Is Up.

8. Angus Scrimm

Actor | Phantasm

The evil screen villain Angus Scrimm, most famous as "The Tall Man" in Don Coscarelli's Phantasm (1979) and its sequels, grew up in Kansas City, but in his teens moved to California and studied drama at USC under William C. de Mille (brother of Cecil B. DeMille). His film debut came as another "...

January 9. Phantasm - The Tall Man.

9. David Bowie

Soundtrack | Labyrinth

David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...

January 10. Singer and actor. Labyrinth - Jareth, the Goblin King. Under Pressure, Heroes, Space Oddity, Magic Dance, China Girl, Let's Dance.

10. David Margulies

Actor | Ghostbusters II

David Margulies was born on February 19, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA as David Joseph Margulies. He was an actor, known for Ghostbusters II (1989), Ghostbusters (1984) and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). He was married to Carol Grant. He died on January 11, 2016 in New York City.

January 11. Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II - Mayor Lenny Clotch. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. All That Jazz.

11. Brian Bedford

Actor | Nixon

Brian Bedford was born on February 16, 1935 in Morley, Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Nixon (1995), Robin Hood (1973) and Coronet Blue (1967). He was married to Tim MacDonald. He died on January 13, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

January 13. Robin Hood (1973) - Robin Hood. Grand Prix. Nixon.

12. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett) and Bernard Rickman, who worked at a factory. He had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Alan had an older brother David, a younger brother Michael and a younger sister Sheila. When Alan was 8 years ...

January 14. 69. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - George, the Sheriff of Nottingham. Die Hard - Hans Gruber. Dogma. Galaxy Quest. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Harry Potter series - Severus Snape.

13. Franco Citti

Actor | The Godfather

Franco Citti was born on April 23, 1935 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part III (1990) and Accattone (1961). He died on January 14, 2016 in Rome.

January 14. The Godfather and The Godfather - Part III - Calò.

14. Dan Haggerty

Actor | Big Stan

Dan Haggerty was born on November 19, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Daniel Francis Haggerty. He was an actor, known for Big Stan (2007), Elves (1989) and Abducted (1986). He was married to Samantha Hilton and Diane Rooker. He died on January 15, 2016 in Burbank, California.

January 15. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams - James "Grizzly" Adams. Elves - Mike McGavin.

15. Noreen Corcoran

Actress | I Love Melvin

Noreen Corcoran was born on October 20, 1943 in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA as Noreen M. Corcoran. She was an actress, known for I Love Melvin (1953), General Electric Theater (1953) and The Girls on the Beach (1965). She died on January 15, 2016 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA.

January 15. Bachelor Father - Kelly Gregg.

16. Glenn Frey

Actor | Jerry Maguire

Glenn Frey was born on November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Glenn Lewis Frey. He was married to Cindy Millican and Janie Beggs. He died on January 18, 2016 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

January 18. Co-singer and guitarist of Eagles. "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Already Gone", "Tequila Sunrise", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", "Heartache Tonight", "How Long", "You Belong to the City", "The Heat Is On", "Flip City".

17. Sheila Sim

Actress | A Canterbury Tale

Sheila Sim was born on June 5, 1922 in Liverpool, Lancashire [now in Merseyside], England as Sheila Beryl Grant Sim. She was an actress, known for A Canterbury Tale (1944), West of Zanzibar (1954) and Dear Mr. Prohack (1949). She was married to Richard Attenborough. She died on January 19, 2016 in ...

January 19. Richard Attenborough's wife. A Canterbury Tale - Alison Smith.

18. Abe Vigoda

Actor | The Godfather

Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor Abe Vigoda proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles, and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing.

Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor on the ...

January 26. 94. The Godfather and The Godfather - Part II - Salvatore "Sal" Tessio. Look Who's Talking - Grandpa Vincent. Prancer - Dr. Orel Benton. Good Burger - Otis. Late Night with Conan O'Brien - Himself.

19. Tommy Kelly

Actor | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Tommy Kelly was born on April 6, 1925 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Francis Kelly. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938) and Irene (1940). He was married to Susie Burch. He died on January 26, 2016 in Greensboro, ...

January 26. 90. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Tom Sawyer.

20. Paul Kantner

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

Paul Kantner was born on March 17, 1941 in San Francisco, California, USA as Paul Lorin Kantner. He died on January 28, 2016 in San Francisco.

January 28. 74. Guitarist of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. The Star Wars Holiday Special - Band Member.

21. Frank Finlay

Actor | The Pianist

One of Britain's finest products of the stage, film and TV, actor Frank Finlay, he with the dark and handsomely serious-to-mordant looks, was born on August 6, 1926, in Farnworth, England, the son of Josiah, a butcher, and Margaret Finlay. Of English, Irish and Scottish descent, Frank attended St. ...

January 30. 89. The Three Musketeers - Porthos.

22. Maurice White

Soundtrack | Doctor Strange

Maurice was born in Memphis on December 19, 1941, but moved to Chicago as a teenager. His father, Verdine, was a doctor. For many years, they lived in the South Shore section on the South Side. He attended Crane Junior College and the Chicago Conservatory of Music. It was while he was at the ...

February 4. Earth, Wind & Fire singer. Shining Star.

23. Ray Colcord

Soundtrack | The General's Daughter

Ray Colcord is a film and TV composer living in Los Angeles, a past President of the Society of Composers & Lyricists, and a governor of the Television Academy. He's written the music for more than 700 television shows, feature films, miniseries and specials, garnering Emmy nominations, ASCAP ...

February 5. Composer/Songwriter. I Like 'Em Big And Stupid. The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun. Dumb and Dumber - "Hip Hop Solution", "Rap me Silly", "Endangered Species", "Snow Bird Serenade". Wish Upon a Star. Dinosaurs. Boy Meets World.

24. Daniel Gerson

Writer | Monsters, Inc.

Daniel Gerson was born on August 1, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel R. Gerson. He was a writer, known for Monsters, Inc. (2001), Big Hero 6 (2014) and Monsters University (2013). He was married to Beau Stacom. He died on February 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

February 6. Monsters, Inc. - Smitty and Needleman. Screenplay writer - Monsters, Inc. Monsters University. Big Hero 6.

25. Amelia Bence

Actress | El tercer beso

Amelia Bence was born on November 13, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as María Amelia Batvinik. She was an actress, known for El tercer beso (1943), Dancing (1933) and El hombre que debía una muerte (1955). She was married to Alberto Closas and Charlie Ortiz Basualdo. She died on February 8,...

February 8. 101.

26. Alethea McGrath

Actress | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Alethea McGrath was born on June 1, 1920 in Melbourne, Australia as Alethea Ada McGrath. She was an actress, known for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Knowing (2009) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). She died on February 9, 2016 in Melbourne.

February 10. 97. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - Jocasta Nu.

27. Vanity

Actress | The Last Dragon

Vanity was a glamorous Canadian model and lead singer of the all-girl group "Vanity 6". She specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law.

Vanity was born Denise Katrina Matthews in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Helga Senyk and James Levia Matthews. ...

February 15. Singer of Vanity 6. "Nasty Girl". Actress. The Last Dragon.

28. George Gaynes

Actor | Tootsie

George Gaynes was born in Helsinki in May, 1917, which was then the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Grand Duchy was part of the Russian Empire, which was in a state of collapse at the time of Gaynes' birth. The Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had abdicated the throne on March 15, two ...

February 15. 98. Police Academy series - Commandant Eric Lassard. Punk Brewster. Tootsie.

29. Andrzej Zulawski

Writer | Possession

Born in Lvov, Ukraine; then he moved with his father Miroslaw Zulawski to Czechoslovakia and later to Poland. In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. In the 1960s, he was an assistant of the famous Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. His feature debut The Third Part of the Night (1971) was ...

February 17. Director. Possession. The Devil.

30. Angela Raiola

Actress | Scary Movie 5

Angela Raiola was born on June 30, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Angela Joyce Raiola. She was an actress, known for Scary Movie 5 (2013), Big Ang (2012) and Staten Island Summer (2015). She was married to Neil Murphy. She died on February 18, 2016 in New York City, New York.

February 18. Niece of Salvatore "Sally Dogs" Lombardi, captain of the Genovese crime family.

31. Harper Lee

Writer | To Kill a Mockingbird

Nelle Harper Lee grew up in Monroeville, Alabama in the 1920s. It was a time of hostility between whites and blacks in the United States, especially in Alabama. Her father, a lawyer, also ran a local newspaper. Her mother suffered from mental illness and oftentimes stayed inside from others; she ...

February 19. 89. Author. To Kill a Mockingbird.

32. Umberto Eco

Writer | Der Name der Rose

He is a professor of semiotics, the study of communication through signs and symbols, at the University of Bologna. Also a philiosopher, a historian, literary critic, and an aesthetician. He is an avid book collector and owns more than 30,000 volumes. The subjects of his scholarly investigations ...

February 19. Author. The Name of the Rose.

33. Douglas Slocombe

Cinematographer | Raiders of the Lost Ark

London-born Douglas Slocombe has long been regarded as one of the film industry's premiere cinematographers, but he began his career as a photojournalist for Life magazine and the Paris-Match newspaper before World War II. During the war he became a newsreel cameraman, and at war's end he went to ...

February 22. 103. Cinematographer. Original Indiana Jones trilogy.

34. Sonny James

Soundtrack | Slap Shot

Sonny James was born on May 1, 1928 in Hackleburg, Alabama, USA as James Hugh Loden. He was married to Doris Shrode. He died on February 22, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

February 22. 87. Singer. Young Love.

35. Johnny Murphy

Actor | The Commitments

Johnny Murphy was born on October 2, 1943 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Commitments (1991), Waiting for Godot (2001) and Remington Steele (1982). He died on February 22, 2016 in Dublin.

February 23. 72. The Commitments - Joey "The Lips" Fagan.

36. Tony Burton

Actor | Assault on Precinct 13

Tony Burton, who is famous for playing the corner man in six "Rocky" movies, was himself, in real life, a professional heavyweight boxer. Boxing in such avenues as Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and Hollywood, California, the 6 feet 200 pound Burton knocked-out among others, Bob Smith and Denny Chaney....

February 25. Rocky series - Tony "Duke" Evers. The Shining - Larry Durkin. Hook - Bill Jukes.

37. George Kennedy

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born on February 18, 1925 in New York City, to Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader and musician. Following high school graduation, Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in 1943 with the hope to become a fighter ...

February 28. 81. Cool Hand Luke - Dragline. The Naked Gun series - Ed Hocken. Earthquake - Slade. The Eiger Sanction - Ben Bowman. The Dirty Dozen - Maj. Max Armbruster. Airport series - Joe Patroni. The Delta Force - Father O'Malley. Creepshow 2 - Ray Spruce.

38. Gilbert R. Hill

Actor | Beverly Hills Cop

Gilbert R. Hill was born on November 6, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Gilbert Roland Hill. He was an actor, known for Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). He was married to Delores Hooks. He died on February 29, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

February 29. Beverly Hills Cop series - Inspector Todd.

39. Tony Dyson

Art_department | Altered States

He designed and produced 35 feet of latex human intestines for the dream scene in Altered States (1980).

March 4. R2-D2 builder. Dragonslayer, Superman II, Monnraker, Saturn 3.

40. Nancy Reagan

Actress | Hellcats of the Navy

Nancy Reagan was born on July 6, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Anne Frances Robbins. She was an actress, known for Hellcats of the Navy (1957), East Side, West Side (1949) and Night Into Morning (1951). She was married to Ronald Reagan. She died on March 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California...

March 6. Former First Lady. Diff'rent Strokes.

41. Richard Davalos

Actor | East of Eden

Richard Davalos was born on November 5, 1930 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Richard Norman Davalos. He was an actor, known for East of Eden (1955), Cool Hand Luke (1967) and Kelly's Heroes (1970). He was married to Ellen Davalos. He died on March 8, 2016 in Burbank, California, USA.

March 8. East of Eden - Aron Trask. Cool Hand Luke - Blind Dick. Kelly's Heroes - Gutowski.

42. Robert Horton

Actor | The Green Slime

Robert Horton was born on July 29, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mead Howard Horton Jr. He was an actor, known for Wagon Train, The Green Slime (1968), Apache War Smoke (1952) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). He was married to Marilynn Bradley, Barbara Ruick and Mary Catherine Jobe. ...

March 9. Age 91. Wagon Train - Flint McCullough.

43. Ken Adam

Production_designer | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Ken Adam was a British movie production designer, best known for his set designs for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).

His first major screen credit was as production designer on the British ...

March 10. Production designer. Dr. No. Dr. Strangelove. Barry Lyndon.

44. Drewe Henley

Actor | Star Wars

Drewe Henley was born in 1940 in Malvern, Worcestershire, England as Gordon Drewe Henley. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Wuthering Heights (1967) and Space: 1999 (1975). He was married to Linda Lee Henley, Felicity Kendal and Jacqueline ...

March 14. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope - Red Leader Garven Dreis.

45. Riccardo Garrone

Actor | La dolce vita

Riccardo Garrone was born on November 1, 1926 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for La Dolce Vita (1960), The Dinner (1998) and The Loves of Salammbo (1960). He died on March 14, 2016 in Milan, Italy.

March 14. La Dolce Vita - Riccardo.

46. Frank Sinatra Jr.

Actor | Hollywood Homicide

Frank Sinatra Jr. was born on January 10, 1944 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Francis Wayne Sinatra. He was an actor, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), Aru heishi no kake (1970) and Dream for an Insomniac (1996). He was married to Cynthia Sinatra. He died on March 16, 2016 in Daytona Beach, ...

March 16. Singer. Black Night, Spice.

March 16. Singer. Long Lonely Nights, Tear Drops, Try the Impossible.

48. Joe Santos

Actor | The Rockford Files

Brooklyn-born actor of Italian descent, Joe Santos started out a football jock at Fordham University and turned semi-pro before finding a new avenue in acting. Success was long in coming, and he paid his dues for years in a number of blue-collar jobs including railroad worker, tree trimmer, cabbie ...

March 18. The Rockford Files.

49. Rita Gam

Actress | The Thief

Rita Gam was born on April 2, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Rita Eleanore MacKay. She was an actress and producer, known for The Thief (1952), King of Kings (1961) and No Exit (1962). She was married to Thomas Henry Guinzburg and Sidney Lumet. She died on March 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...

March 22. King of Kings. Klute.

50. Rob Ford

Writer | Rob Ford's Words in the Mouth of a Child

Rob Ford was born on May 28, 1969 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada as Robert Bruce Ford. He was an actor and writer, known for Rob Ford's Words in the Mouth of a Child (2014), Toronah (2015) and The Nations! (2016). He was married to Renata Brejniak. He died on March 22, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario.

March 22. Toronto Mayor.

51. Garry Shandling

Writer | The Larry Sanders Show

Garry Shandling was born on November 29, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Garry Emmanuel Shandling. He was a writer and actor, known for The Larry Sanders Show (1992), It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). He died on March 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...

March 24. Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Senator Stern. Over the Hedge - Verne. Tom Goes to the Mayor- Captain Pat Lewellen. The Larry Sanders Show - Larry Sanders. Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme - Jack. Mixed Nuts - Stanley. The X-Files - Fox Mulder/Garry Shandling. Zoolander - Garry Shandling.

52. Margaret Blye

Actress | The Italian Job

Margaret "Maggie" Blye attended the University of Texas, before transferring to UCLA in her senior year. She was quickly spotted by a talent agent, and the agent booked Maggie for her first audition in the Oscar-nominated film "Summer and Smoke" starring Geraldine Page. Maggie went on to ...

March 24. The Italian Job, Little Darlings, Mischief.

53. James Noble

Actor | 1776

The son of a Dallas wholesale coal dealer, Noble spent much of his youth attending pool halls and movie houses. He retained his expertise with a pool cue throughout his life, while his stronger interest in acting (fueled by movies) manifested itself in local stage productions and drama studies at ...

March 28. Airplane II: The Sequel - Father O'Flanagan.

54. Patty Duke

Actress | Valley of the Dolls

Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke's ...

March 29. The Miracle Worker - Helen Keller. Valley of the Dolls - Neely O'Hara. The Patty Duke Show - Patty Lane/Cathy Lane. Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby - Rosemary Woodhouse.

55. Ronnie Corbett

Actor | Casino Royale

Ronnie Corbett began his successful show business career in the early 1950s. Amongst many other things he performed on stage with Danny La Rue in a cacophony of well received variety and cabaret shows.

It was whilst performing in these shows that Corbett attracted the attention of several top TV ...

March 31. Casino Royale (1967) - Polo. Fierce Creatures. Burke and Hare.

56. Douglas Wilmer

Actor | Octopussy

Douglas Wilmer was born on January 8, 1920 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Octopussy (1983), El Cid (1961) and Jason and the Argonauts (1963). He was married to Anne Harding and Elizabeth Joan Melville. He died on March 31, 2016 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

March 31. Patton - Major General Francis de Guingand. Octopussy - Fanning. Jason and the Argonauts. Cleopatra.

57. Erik Bauersfeld

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Erik Bauersfeld was born on June 28, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), Crimson Peak (2015) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). He died on April 3, 2016 in Berkeley, California, USA.

April 3. Age 93. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi - Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna. A.I. Artificial Intelligence - Gardener.

58. Chus Lampreave

Actress | Volver

Chus Lampreave was born on December 11, 1930 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as María Jesús Lampreave. She was an actress and writer, known for Volver (2006), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and Broken Embraces (2009). She was married to Eusebio Moreno de los Ríos. She died on April 4, ...

April 4. Belle Epoque - Doña Asun.

59. Merle Haggard

Soundtrack | Wag the Dog

Merle Haggard was born on April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Merle Ronald Haggard. He was married to Theresa Ann Lane, Debora J Parret, Leona Bell Williams, Bonnie Owens and Billie Leona Hobbs. He died on April 6, 2016 in Redding, California.

April 6. Singer. Okie From Muskogee. Pancho and Lefty.

60. Arthur Anderson

Actor | Midnight Cowboy

Arthur Anderson was born on August 29, 1922 in Staten Island, New York, USA as Arthur John Miles Anderson. He was an actor, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999) and Dark Shadows (1966). He was married to Alice Anderson. He died on April 9, 2016 in Manhattan, New York ...

April 9. Midnight Cowboy.

61. Jack Hammer

Soundtrack | Top Gun

Jack Hammer was born on September 16, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Earl Solomon Burroughs. He died on April 8, 2016 in Oakland, California, USA.

April 11. Wrote "Great Balls of Fire".

62. Anne Jackson

Actress | CBS Playhouse

Anne Jackson was born on September 3, 1925 in Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA as Anna Jane Jackson. She was an actress and producer, known for CBS Playhouse (1967), The Shining (1980) and Zig Zag (1970). She was married to Eli Wallach. She died on April 12, 2016 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, ...

April 12. The Shining - Doctor.

63. David Gest

Producer | Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration

David Gest was born on May 11, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA as David Alan Guest. He was a producer and writer, known for Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001), 7th Annual American Cinema Awards (1990) and The All Star Impressions Show (2009). He was married to Liza Minnelli. ...

April 12.

64. Gareth Thomas

Actor | Blake's 7

Gareth Thomas was born on February 12, 1945 in Wales as Gareth Daniel Noake Thomas. He was an actor, known for Blake's 7 (1978), Knights of God (1987) and Torchwood (2006). He was married to Linda. He died on April 13, 2016 in the UK.

April 13.

65. Dan Ireland

Producer | The Whole Wide World

Dan Ireland began his career in 1976 by co-founding (with Darryl Macdonald) and running the Seattle International Film Festival from 1975-1986. Both Ireland and Macdonald immigrated from Vancouver in their late teens to take on the task of creating the festival, and opening a first run art theatre,...

April 14. Director. Jolene.

66. Doris Roberts

Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond

Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Ann (Meltzer) and Larry Green. She was raised in New York, and took her stepfather's surname. Roberts was a 20-year veteran of the Broadway stage before she began appearing steadily in character roles in film and on television during the 1970s. A ...

April 17. Age 90. Christmas Vacation - Frances Smith. Everybody Loves Raymond - Marie Barone. Grandma's Boy - Grandma Lilly.

67. Karina Huff

Actress | Zanzibar

Karina Huff was born on January 1, 1961 in London, England as Carrina Elizabella Huff. She was an actress, known for Zanzibar (1988), Voices from Beyond (1991) and Urban Animals (1987). She died on April 18, 2016 in London.

April 18. Voices from Beyond.

68. Chyna

Actress | Frank McKlusky, C.I.

Chyna had been called "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment". Her accomplishments went far beyond the wrestling ring and anyone's guess. Before exchanging body slams, modeling for top magazines and guest-starring on hundreds of shows,

Chyna was a shy girl who was born Joan Marie Laurer in ...

April 20. Joan Marie Laurer. Wrestler.

69. Guy Hamilton

Director | Live and Let Die

Typically British stiff-upper-lip war dramas and action adventure laced with moments of sophisticated comedy were Guy Hamilton's trademark. The son of a British diplomat, he spent most of his youth with his family in France, seemingly destined to be groomed for a career in the diplomatic service. ...

April 21. Age 93. Director. Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun.

70. Prince

Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...

April 21. Singer. Age 57. I Would Die 4 U, Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, Kiss, Diamonds and Pearls, Party Man, Trust, Raspberry Beret, Let's Go Crazy, 1999. Purple Rain - The Kid. Under the Cherry Moon - Christopher Tracy

71. Billy Paul

Soundtrack | Beautiful Girls

Billy Paul was born on December 1, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Paul Williams. He was married to Blanche. He died on April 24, 2016 in Blackwood, New Jersey, USA.

April 24. Singer. Me and Mrs. Jones.

72. Madeleine Lebeau

Actress | Casablanca

Madeleine Lebeau was born on June 10, 1923 in Antony, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Marie Madeleine Berthe Lebeau. She was an actress, known for Casablanca (1942), (1963) and Gentleman Jim (1942). She was married to Tullio Pinelli and Marcel Dalio. She died on May 1, 2016 in ...

May 1. Age 93. Casablanca - Yvonne. 8½ - Madeleine.

73. William Schallert

Actor | Innerspace

The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his ...

May 8. Age 93. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - Prof. Leander Pomfritt. The Patty Duke Show - Martin Lane / Kenneth Lane / Uncle Jed Lane. Star Trek - Nilz Baris. Twilight Zone: The Movie - Father. Gremlins - Father Bartlett. Innerspace - Dr. Greenbush. In the Heat of the Night - Mayor Schubert.

74. Ian Watkin

Actor | Braindead

Ian Watkin was born on January 25, 1940 in New Zealand. He was an actor and writer, known for Dead Alive (1992), Charlotte's Web (2006) and Goodbye Pork Pie (1980). He died on May 18, 2016 in Australia.

May 18. Dead-Alive - Uncle Les.

75. Alan Young

Actor | The Time Machine

Alan Young was born in Northern England in 1919, but his Scots father moved the family to Edinburgh, Scotland, when Young was a toddler and then to Canada when Young was about 6 years old. As a boy, he suffered from severe asthma, which kept him bedridden for long periods of time but encouraged his...

May 19. 96. Mr. Ed - Wilbur Post. Voice of Scrooge McDuck. The Great Mouse Detective - Hiram Flaversham.

76. Joe Fleishaker

Actor | Tromeo and Juliet

Joe Fleishaker was born in 1954 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Isaac Fleishaker. He was an actor, known for Tromeo and Juliet (1996), Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) and Troma's Edge TV (2000). He died on May 23, 2016 in Bronx, New York City.

May 23. Poultrygeist.

77. Buck Kartalian

Actor | Planet of the Apes

Buck Kartalian was born on August 13, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Vahe Kartalian. He was an actor, known for Planet of the Apes (1968), The Rock (1996) and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). He was married to Margaret Poloshjian and Mary E. Bannister. He died on May 24, 2016 in ...

May 24. Planet of the Apes - Julius. Cool Hand Luke - Dynamite.

78. Burt Kwouk

Actor | You Only Live Twice

Burt Kwouk was a British actor, he was best known for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films, and for play Mr Ling in the third James Bond film Goldfinger.

Kwouk was born in Warrington, but was brought up in Shanghai. He made his film debut in the 1957 film Windom's Way. In Goldfinger (1964) he ...

May 24. Pink Panther series - Cato Fong. Goldfinger - Mr. Ling.

79. Nancy Dow

Actress | The Wild Wild West

Nancy Dow was born on July 22, 1936 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA as Nancy Ellen Dow. She was an actress, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), The Ice House (1969) and Mr. Terrific (1966). She was married to John Aniston and John Tunis Melick, Jr. She died on May 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...

May 25. Jennifer Aniston's mother. The Ice House - Jan Wilson. The Beverly Hillbillies - Athena.

80. Angela Paton

Actress | Groundhog Day

Paton was described as a "natural comic" and one of the "legends of the local stage" of San Francisco. She is a veteran of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), and also one of A.C.T.'s leading actresses in its first few seasons. After leaving A.C.T. in the early 1970s, Paton and her husband ...

May 26. The Wedding Singer - Faye. Groundhog Day - Mrs. Lancaster.

May 28. Age 17. Gorilla placed in a poorly designed zoo pen.

82. Muhammad Ali

Actor | The Greatest

Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated ...

June 3. Cassius Clay. Age 74. Boxer.

83. Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson

Actor | Blood and Bone

Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson was born on February 8, 1974 in Nassau, Bahamas as Kevin Ferguson. He is known for his work on Blood and Bone (2009), Locked Down (2010) and The Motherfucker (2015). He died on June 6, 2016 in Coral Springs, Florida, USA.

June 6. Fighter.

84. Marina Malfatti

Actress | Tutti i colori del buio

Marina Malfatti was born on April 25, 1933 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Marisa Malfatti. She was an actress, known for All the Colors of the Dark (1972), Sherlock Holmes (1968) and Malombra (1974). She was married to Umberto La Rocca. She died on June 8, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

June 8. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave - Gladys Cunningham.

85. Christina Grimmie

Soundtrack | The Matchbreaker

Christina Grimmie was an American actress, singer, song writer, and YouTube sensation. Grimmie is known as 'zeldaxlove64' on YouTube. Grimmie gained recognition after posting covers of popular songs on YouTube. She also placed 2nd Runner up on The Voice. On June 10, 2016, Grimmie was shot three ...

June 10. Age 22. Singer. Must Be Love.

87. Janet Waldo

Actress | The Jetsons

Janet Waldo provided the quintessential voice of the swooning, overly dramatic teenager for numerous generations -- from the 1940s swinging babysitters to the 1960s groovy chick. A bouncy, perennially-youthful brunette, she was born in Yakima, Washington, and began entertaining in church plays as a...

June 12. Age 96. Josie and the Pussycats - Josie. The Jetsons - Judy Jetson. Wacky Races - Penelope Pitstop.

88. Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros

Stunts | Look Who's Talking

Diminutive 2'9" actor and circus performer Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros was born in 1939 in Budapest, Hungary. Meszaros performed for the Hungarian National Circus prior to coming to America in the 1970's. Not surprisingly, he portrayed circus midgets in both "Big Top Pee-wee" and "Warlock: The ...

June 13. ALF - Alf suit wearer. Waxwork: - Hans. Big Top Pee-wee - Andy.

89. Ann Morgan Guilbert

Actress | Please Give

Ann Morgan Guilbert is beloved by television audiences as the neighbor Millie Helper on the classic The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and as feisty Grandma Yetta on The Nanny (1993). She has given memorable performances in film and television and on stage throughout her distinguished career, and ...

June 14. Grumpier Old Men - Mama Ragetti. The Nanny - Yetta Rosenberg. The Dick Van Dyke Show - Millie Helper.

90. Ronnie Claire Edwards

Actress | The Dead Pool

Ronnie Claire Edwards was born on February 9, 1933 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for The Dead Pool (1988), The Waltons (1971) and The American Parade (1974). She was married to Bill Record. She died on June 14, 2016 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

June 14. The Waltons - Corabeth Walton Godsey. The Dead Pool. 8 Seconds.

91. Yumi Shirakawa

Actress | Bijo to ekitai ningen

Yumi Shirakawa joined Toho when she was just 19, in 1956. By the end of the year, Toho had catapulted the beautiful actress into her first starring role, alongside Kenji Sahara in RODAN (Sora no Daikaiju Radon, 1956). Director Ishiro Honda took a shine to her and cast her in several of his ...

June 15. Rodan - Kiyo. The Mysterians - Etsuko Shiraishi.

92. Lois Duncan

Writer | I Know What You Did Last Summer

Lois Duncan was born on April 28, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Lois Duncan Steinmetz. She was a writer, known for I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) and I Know What You Did Last Summer. She was married to Don Arquette and Joseph "Buzz"...

June 15. Author. I Know What You Did Last Summer.

93. Ron Lester

Actor | Varsity Blues

Ron Lester gained celebrity status at an early stage in his career, but his draw in Hollywood seemed to be based on one physical characteristic: his weight. Obese since 5 years old, by the time he was 30 years old, Ron weighed 508 pounds. Hollywood hired him as the lovable fat kid but his health ...

June 17. Age 45. Varsity Blues - Billy Bob. Good Burger - Spatch. Not Another Teen Movie - Reggie Ray.

94. Anton Yelchin

Actor | Star Trek

Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011).

He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His ...

June 19. Age 27. Charlie Bartlett - Charlie Bartlett. Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond - Pavel Chekov. Terminator: Salvation - Kyle Reese. The Smurfs - Clumsy. Fright Night - Charley Brewster. Only Lovers Left Alive - Ian.

95. Bud Spencer

Actor | Lo chiamavano Trinità...

Bud Spencer, the popular Italian actor who starred in innumerable spaghetti Westerns and action-packed potboilers during the 1960s and 1970s, was born Carlo Pedersoli on October 31, 1929, in Naples. The first Italian to swim the 100-meter freestyle in less than a minute, Spencer competed as a ...

June 27. They Call Me Trinity - Bambino. Aladdin (1986) - The Genie.

96. Aharon Ipalé

Actor | The Mummy

Aharon Ipalé was born on December 27, 1941 in Morocco. He was an actor, known for The Mummy (1999), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and The Mummy Returns (2001). He died on June 27, 2016 in Tel Hashomer, Israel.

June 28. The Mummy and The Mummy Returns - Pharaoh Seti I. Fiddler On the Roof.

97. Scotty Moore

Soundtrack | The Departed

Scotty Moore was born on December 27, 1931 in Gadsden, Tennessee, USA as Winfield Scott Moore. He died on June 28, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

June 28. Elvis guitarist.

98. Robin Hardy

Director | The Wicker Man

Robin Hardy was born on October 2, 1929 in Surrey, England as Robin St. Clair Rimington Hardy. He was an actor and writer, known for The Wicker Man (1973), The Bulldance (1988) and The Fantasist (1986). He was married to Victoria. He died on July 1, 2016 in Reading, Berkshire, England.

July 1. Director. The Wicker Man (1973).

99. Elie Wiesel

Writer | L'aube

Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928 in the Kingdom of Romania and emigrated after WWII to the United States. Wiesel is famous as a writer and human rights activist. He is a survivor of the Holocaust and his books often deal with this subject. In 1985 Wiesel was awarded the Congressional Gold...

July 2. Age 87. Holocaust survivor. Author. Night.

100. Michael Cimino

Writer | The Deer Hunter

Michael Cimino studied architecture and dramatic arts; later he filmed advertisements and documentaries and also wrote scripts until the actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood gave him the opportunity to direct the thriller Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). But his biggest success was The Deer...

July 2. Director. The Deer Hunter. Heaven's Gate. The Sicilian.

101. Noel Neill

Actress | Superman Returns

Minnesota-born Noel Neill's ambition was to be a journalist like her father, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. However, she was hired by Bing Crosby to sing at the Turf Club at the race track in Del Mar, California (Crosby was one of the owners). Shortly thereafter, in 1941, she was signed to ...

July 3. Age 95. Adventures of Superman - Lois Lane. An American in Paris - Art Student.



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