Celebrities That Died in 2015by maxfolino199 | created - 02 Jan 2015 | updated - 26 Feb 2016 | Public
Another year of those we lost way too soon.
Actress | The Beverly Hillbillies
An honest-to-goodness Southern Belle, similar to her most famous character role, "Elly May Clampett" on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Donna Douglas grew up in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, loving "critters". She got married soon after high school, had a son, divorced and won a couple of beauty...
2. Mario Cuomo
Actor | The Ghosts
Mario Cuomo was born to Andrea and Immaculata Cuomo on June 15th, 1932, in Queens, New York. He was the son of Italian immigrants. In Cuomo's early years he attended Saint John's University, summa cum laude in 1953. He then attended St. John's School of Law, and graduated tied for the top of his ...
Actress | Aventurera
Ninon Sevilla was a Mexican showgirl born in Cuba and raised by an aunt in the populous Centro Habana sector, Ninón Sevilla was graced with feline features, wonderful legs and exceptional vitality. She successfully danced her way through Havana night clubs and cabarets, and arrived in Mexico in ...
4. Jeff Golub
Music_department | Great Performances
Jeff Golub was born on April 15, 1955 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on Great Performances (1971) and Billy Squier: Rock Me Tonite (1984). He was married to Audrey Stafford. He died on January 1, 2015 in New York City, New York, USA.
Soundtrack | More American Graffiti
Little Jimmy Dickens was born on December 19, 1920 in Bolt, West Virginia, USA as James Cecil Dickens. He was married to Mona Evans, Anne Ernestine Jones and Dorothy (Connie) Chapman. He died on January 2, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
6. Stuart Scott
Actor | The Kid
Stuart Scott was born on July 19, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Stuart Orlando Scott. He was an actor, known for The Kid (2000), Drumline (2002) and He Got Game (1998). He was married to Kimberley Alice Emmons. He died on January 4, 2015 in Avon, Connecticut, USA.
7. René Vautier
Director | Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès
René Vautier was born on January 15, 1928 in Camaret-sur-Mer, Finistère, France as René André Georges Vautier. He was a director and writer, known for To Be Twenty in the Aures (1972), Anneaux d'or (1956) and The Madwoman of Toujane (1974). He was married to Soazig Chappedelaine. He died on January...
Actor | Zer To Pidhan Jani Jani
Upendra Trivedi was born on July 14, 1936 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India as Upendra Jethalal Trivedi. He was an actor and director, known for Zer To Pidhan Jani Jani (1972), Khel Khilari Ka (1977) and Jangal Mein Mangal (1972). He died on January 4, 2015 in Mumbai, India.
10. Francesca Hilton
Actress | The Gravy Train
Francesca Hilton was born on March 10, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA as Constance Francesca Gabor Hilton. She was an actress, known for The Gravy Train (1974), Forever Fabulous (1999) and A Safe Place (1971). She was married to Joseph Piche. She died on January 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, ...
12. Beau Kayser
Actor | Taxi Driver
Beau Kayser was born on May 22, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Taxi Driver (1976), The Young and the Restless (1973) and Hart to Hart (1979). He was married to Sharon Rae Lieurance Alkus and Csilla Márki. He died on December 30, 2014 in Thousand Oaks, California, USA.
13. Khan Bonfils
Khan Bonfils was born in 1972 in the UK. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) and Batman Begins (2005). He died on January 7, 2015 in London, England.
14. Tim Roberts
Actor | PWS: Revelation
Tim Roberts was born on December 27, 1976 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA as Timothy Roberts. He was an actor, known for PWS: Revelation (2007), E.C.W. (2006) and PWS: Brawl for Paul (2009). He died on January 7, 2015 in Haskell, New Jersey, USA.
15. Georges Wolinski
Writer | Le cowboy
Georges Wolinski was born on June 28, 1934 in French Protectorate Tunisia. He was a writer and actor, known for Le cowboy (1985), Pizzaiolo et Mozzarel (1985) and Le roi des cons (1981). He was married to Maryse Wolinski. He died on January 7, 2015 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.
Director | Le château du parking
Cabu was born on January 13, 1938 in Châlons-en-Champagne, Marne, France as Jean Cabut. He was an actor and director, known for Le château du parking (1987), The Army Game (1960) and The Year 01 (1973). He was married to Véronique. He died on January 7, 2015 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.
21. Tadeusz Konwicki
Tadeusz Konwicki was born on June 22, 1926 in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie, Poland. He was a writer and director, known for Lava (1989), The Last Day of Summer (1958) and Salto (1965). He was married to Danuta Konwicka. He died on January 7, 2015 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.
22. Rod Taylor
Actor | Inglourious Basterds
Suave and handsome Australian actor who came to Hollywood in the 1950s, and built himself up from a supporting actor into taking the lead in several well-remembered movies. Arguably his most fondly remembered role was that as George (Herbert George Wells), the inventor, in George Pal's spectacular ...
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. was born on September 7, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Samuel John Goldwyn Jr. He was a producer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) and The Young Lovers (1964). He was married to Patricia Strawn, ...
25. Francesco Rosi
Writer | Cadaveri eccellenti
Francesco Rosi was born on November 15, 1922 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Illustrious Corpses (1976), La sfida (1958) and The Moment of Truth (1965). He was married to Giancarla Mandelli. He died on January 10, 2015 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
26. Anita Ekberg
Actress | La dolce vita
Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was born on September 29, 1931 in Malmo, Sweden. Growing up with seven brothers and sisters was not an adventure, but Anita's adventure began when she was elected Miss Sweden in 1950. She did not win the Miss Universe contest but she got a modeling contract in the ...
27. Taylor Negron
Actor | Alienated
Taylor Negron was born Brad Stephen Negron in Glendale, California, to Lucy (Rosario) and Conrad Negron, who was mayor of Indian Wells, CA. His parents were both of Puerto Rican descent. Negron attended UCLA, studied acting with Lee Strasberg, and studied comedy at a private seminar taught by ...
29. Brian Clemens
Writer | The Avengers
Brian Clemens was born on July 30, 1931 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Brian Horace Clemens. He was a writer and producer, known for The Avengers (1961), Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) and See No Evil (1971). He was married to Janet Elizabeth Clemens and Brenda Prior. He died on January 10, ...
30. Hara Patnaik
Actor | Daiba Daudi
Hara Patnaik was born on October 12, 1958 in Cuttack, Odisha, India. He was an actor and director, known for Daiba Daudi (1990), Thank You Bhagban (2006) and Sathire (2004). He was married to Jharana Pattnaik and Jharana. He died on January 13, 2015 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
32. Wes Kenney
Producer | Days of Our Lives
Harry Wesley Kenney Jr. was born in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Carnegie Tech (Mellon) and was hired in the 1950s by Dumont TV Network in New York as a director in an era where everything was live and shot with multiple cameras. He directed all genres, including dramas, kids shows, game shows, ...
34. Rimma Markova
Actress | Nochnoy dozor
Rimma Markova was born on March 3, 1925 in Churino, Samara Governorate, Russian SFSR, USSR as Rimma Vasilyevna Markova. She was an actress, known for Night Watch (2004), Day Watch (2006) and Savva Morozov (2007). She was married to Jose Gonzalez Maria Antonio and Vladimir Nikitin. She died on ...
35. Faten Hamamah
Actress | Orid hallan
Faten Hamama (known as "The Lady of the Arabic Screen") has become an icon and the most important actress of Egyptian and Arabic cinema. She is also the most honored actress in the Middle East. Every decade of her life represents a new era of acting and witnessed the reshaping and progression of ...
36. Greg Plitt
Actor | Terminator Salvation
Greg Plitt was born on November 3, 1977 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as George Gregory Plitt Jr. He was an actor, known for Terminator Salvation (2009), The Good Shepherd (2006) and Grudge Match (2013). He died on January 17, 2015 in Burbank, California, USA.
38. Donald Harron
Actor | The Time Tunnel
Donald Harron was born on September 19, 1924 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Donald Hugh Harron. He was an actor and writer, known for The Time Tunnel (1966), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and Producers' Showcase (1954). He was married to Claudette Gareau, Catherine McKinnon, Virginia Leith and ...
40. George Dickerson
Actor | Blue Velvet
George Dickerson was born on July 25, 1933 in Topeka, Kansas, USA as George Graf Dickerson Jr. He was an actor, known for Blue Velvet (1986), Death Warrant (1990) and After Dark, My Sweet (1990). He was married to Suzanne Hartman and Victoria Chess. He died on January 10, 2015 in Queens, New York ...
Producer | Nubien - sidste tog fra Debeira
Kjell Arnljot Wig was born on December 31, 1924 in Stjørdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. He was a producer and actor, known for Nubien - sidste tog fra Debeira (1973), Men de reddede templerne (1973) and Åpen post (1966). He was married to Ada. He died on January 18, 2015 in Bærum, Norway.
42. Tony Verna
Director | The Triple Crown of Racing
Tony Verna was born on November 26, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Anthony Frederich Verna. He was a director, known for The Triple Crown of Racing (1973), Greatest Sports Legends (1972) and Celebrity Daredevils (1983). He was married to Carol and Joanna Hayes. He died on January 18, ...
43. Anne Kirkbride
Actress | Coronation Street
Anne Kirkbride was born on June 21, 1954 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. She was an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969) and ITV Lunchtime News (1988). She was married to David Beckett. She died on January 19, 2015 in Manchester, England.
47. Pauline Yates
Actress | Harriet's Back in Town
Born in St. Helens, Merseyside, Pauline Yates knew she wanted to be an actress from an early age. After leaving school, she went straight into Oldham Rep., making her stage debut at 17 as Grace Poole in Jane Eyre. In the late 1960s she landed her first TV role and became a familiar face on ...
48. Peggy Charren
Peggy Charren was born on March 9, 1928 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Peggy Sandelle Walzer. She is known for her work on Buy Me That! A Kids' Survival Guide to TV Advertising (1989) and The Media Show (1987). She was married to Stanley A. Charren. She died on January 22, 2015 in ...
49. Ernie Banks
Music_department | Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes
Extremely likable and popular, Ernie Banks is probably the most popular baseball player to ever put on a Chicago Cubs uniform. He started playing for the Cubs in 1953 and from the moment he hit his first home run, the city of Chicago fell in love with him. Banks started his career as a shortstop ...
50. M.S. Narayana
Actor | Dookudu
M.S. Narayana was born on April 16, 1951 in Nidamarru, Andhra Pradesh, India as Mailavarapu Surya Narayana. He was an actor and director, known for Dookudu (2011), Anjaneyulu (2009) and Koduku (2004). He was married to M.V. Kala Prapoorna. He died on January 23, 2015 in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
51. Bill Hart
Stunts | Escape from New York
Bill Hart was born on July 28, 1934 in Red Oak, Texas, USA as Billy Gene Welch. He is known for his work on Escape from New York (1981), The Jackal (1997) and Raw Deal (1986). He was married to Rina Solowitz and Charlene Roberson. He died on January 2, 2015 in Northridge, California, USA.
52. Marshall Schlom
Marshall Schlom was born on March 3, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Marshall Ivan Schlom. He is known for his work on Romancing the Stone (1984), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) and The Golden Child (1986). He was married to Dorothy Schlom. He died on January 21, 2015 in Woodland Hills...
53. Barrie Ingham
Actor | The Great Mouse Detective
Barrie Ingham was born on February 10, 1932 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England as Barrie Stanton Ingham. He was an actor, known for The Great Mouse Detective (1986), The Day of the Jackal (1973) and A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967). He was married to Tarne Phillips. He died on January 23, 2015 in Palm...
54. V.S. Raghavan
Actor | Naanum Oru Thozhilaali
V.S. Raghavan was born in 1925 in Vembakkam, South Arcot District, Madras Presidency, British India. He was an actor, known for Naanum Oru Thozhilaali (1986), Nadu Iravil (1966) and Thambikku Entha Ooru (1984). He died on January 24, 2015 in Chennai, India.
56. Edgar Froese
Soundtrack | The Squid and the Whale
The pioneering German collective Tangerine Dream has been delivering their distinctive style of ambient music for nearly three decades, laying down a foundation of sound textures and sonic imagery that has influenced many of today's electronic musicians. Founded in 1967 by fine art aficionado Edgar...
57. Joe Rígoli
Joe Rígoli was born on November 5, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Jorge Alberto Ripoli. He was an actor and director, known for Zocta: Sólo en la Tierra se puede ser extraterrestre (1988), Los Libonatti (1991) and Vale, vale (1990). He died on January 27, 2015 in Mar del Plata, Buenos ...
Writer | Tim
Colleen McCullough was born on June 1, 1937 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia as Colleen Margaretta McCullough. She was a writer and actress, known for Tim (1979), An Indecent Obsession (1985) and The Thorn Birds (1983). She was married to Cedric Newton (Ric) Ion-Robinson. She died on ...
60. Amparo Baró
Actress | 7 vidas
Amparo Baró was born on September 21, 1937 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Amparo Baró San Martín. She was an actress, known for 7 vidas (1999), The Boarding School (2007) and Siete mesas de billar francés (2007). She died on January 29, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
62. Than Wyenn
Actor | Splash
Than Wyenn was an actor born on May 2, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA. He had a long career and was especially known for Being There (1979), Splash (1984), and Imitation of Life (1959). He died on January 29, 2015 in Woodland Hills, Los Angles, CA, USA at the age of 95.
63. Geraldine McEwan
Actress | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Geraldine McEwan was born in Old Windsor, England and made her theatre debut at the age of 14 at the Theatre Royal in Windsor. By the age of 18 she was starring in London's West End in several long-running popular productions. During the 1950s she acted with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in ...
65. Monty Oum
Writer | RWBY
Monyreak "Monty" Oum was an Asian American web-based animator and writer. A self-taught animator, he scripted and produced several crossover fighting video series, drawing the attention of internet production company Rooster Teeth, who hired him. He was also the original creator, director, writer, ...
69. Odete Lara
Actress | O Jogo da Vida e da Morte
Odete Lara was born on April 17, 1929 in São Paulo, Brazil as Odete Righi Bertoluzzi. She was an actress and writer, known for O Jogo da Vida e da Morte (1972), Otto Lara Rezende ou... Bonitinha, Mas Ordinária (1963) and Lúcia McCartney, Uma Garota de Programa (1971). She was married ...
72. Lizabeth Scott
Actress | Too Late for Tears
Lizabeth Scott was born Emma Matzo on September 29, 1922 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of six children of Mary (Pennock) and John Matzo, who were Slovak immigrants. Scott attended Marywood Seminary and the Alvienne School of the Theatre in New York City, where she adopted the stage name of ...
76. Billy Casper
Actor | Now You See Him, Now You Don't
Billy Casper was born on June 24, 1931 in San Diego, California, USA as William Earl Casper Jr. He was an actor, known for Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972), The Donald O'Connor Show (1968) and The Ed Sullivan Show (1948). He was married to Shirley Ann Franklin. He died on February 7, 2015 in ...
77. Ed Sabol
Producer | NFL Monday Night Matchup
Ed Sabol was born on September 11, 1916 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA as Edwin Milton Sabol. He was a producer, known for NFL Monday Night Matchup (1985), NFL's Greatest Hits (1988) and The Football Follies (1968). He was married to Audrey Sabol. He died on February 9, 2015 in Scottsdale, ...
78. Jerry Tarkanian
Actor | Honeymoon in Vegas
Jerry Tarkanian was born on August 8, 1930 in Euclid, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), Blue Chips (1994) and The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979). He was married to Lois Tarkanian. He died on February 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
79. Roger Hanin
Actor | À bout de souffle
Roger Hanin was born on October 20, 1925 in Algiers, Alger, France as Roger Jacob Lévy. He was an actor and writer, known for Breathless (1960), Navarro (1989) and Hell Train (1985). He was married to Christine Gouze-Rénal and Lisette Barucq. He died on February 11, 2015 in Paris, France.
80. Bob Simon
Self | 60 Minutes
Bob Simon was born on May 29, 1941 in Bronx, New York, USA as Robert David Simon. He was a producer, known for 60 Minutes (1968), CSI: NY (2004) and 60 Minutes Wednesday (1999). He was married to Françoise. He died on February 11, 2015 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.
81. Gary Owens
Actor | Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron
Gary Owens was born on May 10, 1934 in Mitchell, South Dakota, USA as Gary Bernard Altman. He is known for his work on Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (1993), Spy Hard (1996) and The Green Hornet (1966). He was married to Arleta Lee Markell. He died on February 12, 2015 in Encino, Los Angeles, ...
82. Ricardo Palacios
Writer | Mi conejo es el mejor
Ricardo Palacios was born on March 2, 1940 in Reinosa, Cantabria, Spain as Ricardo López-Nuño Díez. He was an actor and writer, known for Mi conejo es el mejor (1982), The Vengeance of Pancho Villa (1967) and ¡Biba la banda! (1987). He died on February 11, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
83. Anne Cuneo
Director | Francis Tregian, Gentleman und Musiker
Anne Cuneo was born on September 6, 1936 in Paris, France. She was a director and writer, known for Francis Tregian, Gentleman und Musiker (1996), Cinéjournal au féminin (1980) and Adrian Frutiger - Schriftengestalter (1999). She died on February 11, 2015 in Vaud, Switzerland.
85. Louis Jourdan
Actor | Octopussy
Louis Jourdan was born Louis Robert Gendre in Marseille, France, to Yvonne (née Jourdan) and Henry Gendre, a hotel owner. He was educated in France, Britain, and Turkey. He trained as an actor with René Simon at the École Dramatique. He debuted on screen in 1939, going on to play cultivated, ...
87. Lesley Gore
Soundtrack | Suicide Squad
Lesley Gore was born Lesley Sue Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York City, to Ronny and Leo Goldstein, a manufacturer of children's clothes and swimwear. Her family was Jewish. She grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey. Gore hit the music scene at 17 years of age in 1963 with the teen anthem "It's My Party". ...
88. Lorena Rojas
Actress | Corazones rotos
Lorena Rojas was born on February 10, 1971 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Seydi Lorena Rojas González. She was an actress, known for Broken Hearts (2001), El Cuerpo del Deseo (2005) and Demente Criminal (2015). She was married to Patrick Shaas. She died on February 16, 2015 in Miami, ...
Actress | Girl from Rio
Movita Castaneda was an American actress best known for having been the second wife of actor Marlon Brando. She was eight years older than Brando. In films, she played exotic women/singers, such as in Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), of which she was the last surviving ...
90. Pamela Cundell
Actress | Big Deal
Pamela Cundell was born on January 15, 1920 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Pamela Isabel Cundell. She was an actress, known for TwentyFourSeven (1997), Big Deal (1984) and Dad's Army (1968). She was married to Bill Fraser, Leslie Newport-Gwilt and Robert O'Connor. She died on February 14, 2015 in ...
92. D. Rama Naidu
Producer | Insaaf Ki Awaaz
Daggubati Ramanaidu is a multilingual Indian film producer. He is the founder of Suresh Productions and holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most films produced by an individual, having produced more than 150 films in 13 Indian languages.
He has also served as a member of parliament for ...
93. Harris Wittels
Producer | Parks and Recreation
Harris Wittels was born on April 20, 1984 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Harris Lee Wittels. He was a producer and writer, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), Master of None (2015) and Eastbound & Down (2009). He died on February 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
94. June Fairchild
Actress | Up in Smoke
June Fairchild was born on September 3, 1946 in Manhattan Beach, California, USA as June Edna Wilson. She was an actress, known for Up in Smoke (1978), Head (1968) and Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). She was married to Tommy Lee Mull. She died on February 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
96. Frank Ramírez
Frank Ramírez was born on February 12, 1939 in Aguazul, Colombia as Frank Augusto Ramírez Mateus. He was an actor and writer, known for A Man of Principle (1984), A Matter of Honour (1988) and María Cano (1990). He died on February 19, 2015 in Bogota, Colombia.
Director | Maya Miriga
Nirad N. Mohapatra (12 November 1947 - 19 February 2015) was an Indian film director. Nirad was born in the Indian state of Odisha. His father was a freedom fighter during Birtish Raj, journalist and later entered politics in independent India. His mother was a teacher in school. He was the eldest ...
98. Ahmad Givens
Actor | I Love New York
Ahmad Givens was born on January 2, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for I Love New York (2007), Real Chance of Love (2008) and Real & Chance: The Legend Hunters (2010). He was married to Racquel. He died on February 20, 2015 in Los Angeles.
99. Bruce Sinofsky
Director | Brother's Keeper
Bruce Sinofsky was born on March 31, 1956 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Bruce Jeffrey Sinofsky. He was a director and producer, known for Brother's Keeper (1992), Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) and Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996). He was married to Florence ...