Predicting the 2017 Oscars "In Memoriam"by maxfolino199 | created - 28 Jan 2017 | updated - 27 Feb 2017 | Public
I feel like the In Memoriam will be longer than the rest of the ceremony...
Any with "??" in their description is sort of up in the air.
Make_up_department | Driving Miss Daisy
Manlio Rocchetti was born on November 28, 1943 in Rome, Italy. He is known for his work on Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Gangs of New York (2002) and Shutter Island (2010). He died on January 10, 2017 in Florida, USA.
Writer | The Exorcist
William Peter Blatty was born on January 7, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for The Exorcist (1973), The Ninth Configuration (1980) and The Exorcist III (1990). He was married to Julie Alicia Witbrodt, Linda Blatty, Elizabeth Gilman and Mary Margaret Rigard. He died on ...
Actor | Traffic
Miguel Ferrer was born on February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Miguel José Ferrer. He was an actor, known for Traffic (2000), Crossing Jordan (2001) and Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993). He was married to Lori Weintraub and Leilani Sarelle. He died on January 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, ...
Actress | Ordinary People
Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936, in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her ...
5. Mike Connors
Actor | Mannix
He once jokingly described himself as 'a frustrated song-and-dance man' who wound up typecast as a TV crime fighter. Tall, handsome Armenian-American Mike Connors had a minor career in the movies before becoming a star on the small screen as the impeccably dressed macho sleuth Joe Mannix. Towards ...
Actress | Amour
An only child, Emmanuelle was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, but eventually grew up in Remiremont. Her mother, Jeanne Fernande Nourdin, was a seamstress. Her father, René Alfred "Alfredo" Riva, was a sign writer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. She dreamed of becoming an actress ...
7. John Hurt
Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four
This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is the son of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnold Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and ...
8. 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.
9. 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 ...
10. 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. ...
11. Joe Alaskey
Actor | Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Joe Alaskey, among the most talented voice actors in the business, impeccably recreates many of the original characters which the late cartoon pioneer Mel Blanc invented. A natural mimic and gifted actor, his amazing "ear" for voices enables him to imitate almost anything; including some of the ...
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. ...
13. 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 ...
14. 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....
15. 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 ...
16. Colin Low
Director | Universe
Colin Low was born on July 24, 1926 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada as Colin Archibald Low. He was a producer and director, known for Universe (1960), City of Gold (1957) and The Winds of Fogo (1970). He was married to Eugenie. He died on February 24, 2016 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
17. Alice Arlen
Writer | Silkwood
Alice Albright Patterson was born in November 1940 to the journalist and former aviatrix Josephine Patterson Albright and her husband artist Ivan Albright. Brought up in Chicago and educated at Radcliffe College and the University of Columbia Alice returned to Chicago to work as a journalist and ...
18. Jim Clark
Editor | The Mission
Jim Clark was born on May 24, 1931 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England as James Clark. He was an editor and director, known for The Mission (1986), The Killing Fields (1984) and Marathon Man (1976). He was married to Laurence Méry-Clark and Jessica Andrew. He died on February 25, 2016 in the UK.
19. Tony Dyson
Art_department | Altered States
For the James Bond film Moonraker (1979), he created 36 model spacemen with backpacks, laser guns, and space suits.
20. Pat Conroy
Writer | The Prince of Tides
Pat Conroy was born on October 26, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Donald Patrick Conroy. He was a writer, known for The Prince of Tides (1991), Conrack (1974) and The Lords of Discipline (1983). He was married to Cassandra King, Lenore Fleischer and Barbara Jones. He died on March 4, 2016 in ...
21. 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...
22. George Martin
Music_department | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Known best as the record producer for The Beatles, George Martin had a long and varied musical career, and continues to enjoy a rare reputation as one of popular music's true "nice guys."
Martin was born into a working-class family in Drayton Park, England, on 3 January 1926. His classical music ...
23. 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 ...
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, ...
Composer | The Boy Friend
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is one of the leading composers of his generation. After early study at Manchester University, he pursued additional compositional study with Goffredo Petrassi in Rome and as a Harkness Fellow at Princeton University under Roger Sessions and Earl Kim. He has written ...
26. Ken Howard
Actor | Michael Clayton
Ken Howard was elected the National President of The Screen Actors Guild on September 24, 2009. He has been a working member of SAG for over forty years. The Tony and two-time Emmy Award-winning actor, most recently received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie ...
27. 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, ...
28. 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 ...
29. 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.
30. 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 ...
31. Kit West
Special_effects | Raiders of the Lost Ark
Kit West was born on June 2, 1936 in Wandsworth, London, England as Christopher John West. He is known for his work on Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and DragonHeart (1996). He died on April 16, 2016 in London.
32. 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. ...
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, ...
34. Moidele Bickel
Costume_designer | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
Moidele Bickel was born on March 6, 1937 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. She is known for her work on The White Ribbon (2009), Queen Margot (1994) and Germinal (1993). She died on May 16, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
35. 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...
36. 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 ...
37. Peter Shaffer
Writer | Amadeus
Educated St Paul's School & Trinity College, Cambridge. Worked in Aquisitions Dept. of New York Public Library and for music publisher Boosey & Hawkes before finding fame as playwright.
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.
39. 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 ...
40. 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 ...
41. Michael Herr
Writer | Full Metal Jacket
Michael Herr was born on April 13, 1940 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as Michael David Herr. He was a writer and producer, known for Full Metal Jacket (1987), Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Rainmaker (1997). He was married to Valerie Elliott. He died on June 23, 2016 in New York, USA.
42. 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...
43. 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...
44. 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 ...
45. Hugo Niebeling
Director | Petrol-Carburant-Kraftstoff
Hugo Niebeling's films are known for their innovative cinematography and editing. His 1960s work is credited to having helped shape the visual language of the 21st century music video. Niebeling's music and dance films are considered seminal by many German and international critics, and have ...
46. Hector Babenco
Director | Carandiru
Hector Babenco was born on February 7, 1946 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Héctor Eduardo Babenco. He was a director and writer, known for Carandiru (2003), Pixote (1981) and Lucio Flavio (1977). He was married to Bárbara Paz, Raquel Arnaud and Xuxa Lopes. He died on July 13, 2016 in ...
47. Eric Bergren
Writer | The Elephant Man
Eric Bergren was born on April 27, 1954 in Pasadena, California, USA as Eric Lee Bergren. He was a writer and director, known for The Elephant Man (1980), ...They Haven't Seen This... (1988) and The Dark Wind (1991). He died on July 14, 2016 in Pasadena.
48. Garry Marshall
Director | Pretty Woman
Garry Marshall was born on November 13, 1934 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Garry Kent Maschiarelli. He was a writer and producer, known for Pretty Woman (1990), The Princess Diaries (2001) and Happy Days (1974). He was married to Barbara Marshall. He died on July 19, 2016 in Los ...
49. Gloria DeHaven
Actress | Two Girls and a Sailor
Gloria Mildred DeHaven was born on July 23, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, to vaudeville headliners Carter and Flora DeHaven. Her parents made sure their daughter would be educated at the very best private schools. They also indulged her ambition to be in show business by packing her off to the ...
50. Kenny Baker
Actor | Time Bandits
Kenny Baker was born on August 24, 1934 in Birmingham, England as Kenneth George Baker. He was an actor, known for Time Bandits (1981), The Elephant Man (1980) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He was married to Eileen Baker. He died on August 13, 2016 in Preston, ...
51. Arthur Hiller
Director | Love Story
Arthur Hiller was born on November 22, 1923 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was a director and producer, known for Love Story (1970), The Hospital (1971) and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989). He was married to Gwen Hiller. He died on August 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
52. Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent.
Wilder caught his first big break ...
53. Juan Gabriel
Soundtrack | 30 Minutes or Less
Juan Gabriel was born on January 7, 1950 in Parácuaro, Michoacán, Mexico as Alberto Aguilera Valadez. He died on August 28, 2016 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
54. Hugh O'Brian
Actor | Game of Death
Hugh O'Brian had the term "beefcake" written about him during his nascent film years in the early 1950s, but he chose to avoid the obvious typecast as he set up his career.
O'Brian was born Hugh Charles Krampe in Rochester, New York, to Ohio-born parents Edith Lillian (Marks) and Hugh John Krampe, a...
55. Charmian Carr
Actress | The Sound of Music
Charmian Carr was born Charmian Farnon on December 28, 1942. She got her name because, supposedly, her father liked the name after reading William Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra". Charmian was the name of one of Cleopatra's maids. She was the second of three daughters. Her mother, Rita Oehmen,...
56. Curtis Hanson
Director | L.A. Confidential
After small films like The Bedroom Window (1987) and Sweet Kill (1972), Curtis Hanson went on to direct major features including The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), The River Wild (1994) and the Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential (1997). Setting his sights on another city, Hanson was ...
57. Arnold Palmer
Actor | Return to Campus
Arnold Palmer was born on September 10, 1929 in Youngstown, Pennsylvania, USA as Arnold Daniel Palmer. He was an actor, known for Return to Campus (1975), Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (1962) and Coach of the Year (1980). He was married to Kathleen Gawthrop and Winifred Walzer. He died on...
58. Rod Temperton
Soundtrack | The Color Purple
Rod Temperton was born on October 9, 1949 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England as Rodney Lynn Temperton. He was married to Kathy. He died on September 25, 2016 in London, England.
59. Pierre Étaix
Actor | Yoyo
Pierre Étaix was born on November 23, 1928 in Roanne, Loire, France as Pierre Léon Étaix. He was an actor and writer, known for Yoyo (1965), As Long as You've Got Your Health (1966) and The Suitor (1962). He was married to Odile Crepin and Annie Fratellini. He died on October 14, 2016 in Paris, ...
60. Janet Patterson
Costume_designer | The Piano
Born in Sydney, Australia, she is a costume and production designer. She is a specialist in period costume from the 19th century. All four of her Oscar nominated films are of that era. A noted recluse who rarely does interviews or attends awards ceremony's, between jobs she returns to a quite home ...
61. Birger Larsen
Director | Lad isbjørnene danse
Birger Larsen was born on December 22, 1961 in Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Dance of the Polar Bears (1990), Den 5:e kvinnan (2002) and SuperBrother (2009). He died on October 26, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
62. Leonard Cohen
Soundtrack | Watchmen
Leonard Cohen was born on September 21, 1934 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Leonard Norman Cohen. He died on November 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
63. Robert Vaughn
Actor | The Magnificent Seven
Robert Francis Vaughn was born on November 22, 1932 at Charity Hospital in New York City, the son of show business parents, Marcella Frances (Gaudel) and Gerald Walter Vaughn. His father was a radio actor and his mother starred on stage. Robert came to the public's attention first with his ...
64. Lupita Tovar
Actress | María
Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Lupita Tovar appeared first in silent Fox films before making the move to Universal and co-starring in the Spanish-language version of 1930's "The Cat Creeps" (La voluntad del muerto (1930)). For the same producer, Czech-born Paul Kohner, she appeared as Eva Seward (the ...
65. Paul Sylbert
Production_designer | Heaven Can Wait
Paul Sylbert was born on April 16, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Heaven Can Wait (1978), Conspiracy Theory (1997) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). He was married to Jeanette D'Ambrosio, Anthea Sylbert and Myrna M Moore Mac Kay. He died on November 19, 2016 ...
Actress | The Brady Bunch
Florence Henderson was considered by protocol executive Jerold Franks, CSA to be "...one of the most generous stars I have ever worked with." Los Angeles, New York and all parts of the country, Florence has helped raise millions of dollars for various charitable organizations.
Jerold Franks, friend ...
67. Alan Thicke
Soundtrack | Growing Pains
Alan Thicke was born on March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada as Alan Willis Jeffrey. He was married to Tanya Callau, Gina Marie Tolleson and Gloria Loring. He died on December 13, 2016 in Burbank, California, USA.
68. Bernard Fox
Actor | Titanic
Endearing, bushy-whiskered Welsh character actor whose screen repertoire seemed to consist for the better part of variations on a similar theme, namely stereotypical stiff-upper-lip or bumbling British gents. The son of an actress and an actor-manager and on stage from early childhood, Fox began ...
69. Zsa Zsa Gabor
Undoubtedly the woman who had come to epitomize what we recognize today as "celebrity", Zsa Zsa Gabor, is better known for her many marriages, personal appearances, her "dahlink" catchphrase, her actions, life gossip, and quotations on men, rather than her film career.
Zsa Zsa Gabor was born Sári ...
70. George Michael
Soundtrack | Beverly Hills Cop II
George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in Finchley, north London, in the United Kingdom, to Lesley Angold (Harrison), a dancer, and Kyriacos Panayiotou, a restaurateur. His father was a Greek Cypriot, and his mother was of English background. He first discovered fame as a musician ...
71. Gil Parrondo
Art_director | Patton
Gil Parrondo was born on June 17, 1921 in Luarca, Asturias, Spain as Gil Parrondo y Rico-Villademoros. He was a set decorator and art director, known for Patton (1970), Canción de cuna (1994) and Tiovivo c. 1950 (2004). He died on December 24, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.
72. Carrie Fisher
Actress | Star Wars
Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return ...
73. Debbie Reynolds
Actress | Singin' in the Rain
Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a ...
74. Richard Portman
Sound_department | Star Wars
Portman entered the film industry in 1957, as a trainee at Columbia Pictures. In 1959 he joined the Samuel Goldwyn Studio as a junior engineer, rising to the position of Assistant Supervising Sound Recording Engineer. In 1970 he joined Robert Altman at the Lion's Gate facility, serving as Sound ...
75. John Gay
Writer | Separate Tables
John Gay was born on April 1, 1924 in Whittier, California, USA as John Thomas Gay. He is known for his work on Separate Tables (1958), Around the World in 80 Days (1989) and Lux Video Theatre (1950). He was married to Barbara (Bobbie) Elizabeth Meyer. He died on February 4, 2017 in Santa Monica, ...
76. Al Jarreau
Music_department | Moonlighting
Al Jarreau was born on March 12, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Alwyn Lopez Jarreau. He is known for his work on Moonlighting (1985), Dick Tracy (1990) and Out of Africa (1985). He was married to Susan Player and Phyllis Hall. He died on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.