1990-1999 RIP

by cgay | created - 10 Sep 2014 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

1. Alan Hale Jr.

Actor | Gilligan's Island

The son of the great character actor (and Errol Flynn sidekick) Alan Hale, Alan Hale Jr. (he dropped the Jr. after his father passed away) was literally born into the movies. Hale did his first movie as a baby and continued to act until his death. Unlike other child actors, Hale made a smooth ...

2. Arthur Kennedy

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

Arthur Kennedy, one of the premier character actors in American film from the late 1940s through the early 1960s, achieved fame in the role of Biff in Elia Kazan's historic production of Arthur Miller's Pultizer-Prize winning play "Death of a Salesman." Although he was not selected to recreate the ...

3. Terry-Thomas

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

One of Britain's most beloved eccentric comedians, the irrepressible, gap-toothed Terry-Thomas was born Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens in Lichfield Grove, Finchley. He was the son of Ellen Elizabeth (Hoar) and Ernest Frederick Stevens, a fairly well-to-do London businessman. He was afforded a private ...

4. Gordon Jackson

Actor | The Great Escape

Gordon Cameron Jackson was born on December 19, 1923, in Glasgow, Scotland, the youngest of five children, whose father taught painting in the city. His interest in acting began during his school years, when he took part in many amateur productions. This led to him being spotted by the BBC, and ...

5. Barbara Stanwyck

Actress | Double Indemnity

Today Barbara Stanwyck is remembered primarily as the matriarch of the family known as the Barkleys on the TV western The Big Valley (1965), wherein she played Victoria, and from the hit drama The Colbys (1985). But she was known to millions of other fans for her movie career, which spanned the ...

6. Ava Gardner

Actress | On the Beach

Ava Lavina Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, to Mary Elizabeth (née Baker) and Jonas Bailey Gardner. Born on a tobacco farm, where she got her lifelong love of earthy language and going barefoot, Ava grew up in the rural South. At age 18, her picture in the window ...

7. Hugo Stanger

Actor | Beetlejuice

Hugo Stanger was born on June 22, 1901 in Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Beetlejuice (1988), The Seventh Sign (1988) and Psycho III (1986). He died on January 29, 1990 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

8. Ken Lynch

Actor | North by Northwest

If ever there was an actor born to play a tough Irish cop, it was Ken Lynch, and he played so many of them in his long career that he could probably do it in his sleep. His suspicious manner, aggressive attitude, steely eyes and snarling voice broke down many a quavering suspect. He also played ...

9. Henry Brandon

Actor | The Searchers

German-born Henry Brandon was a character actor in American films, most often seen in villainous roles. His parents emigrated to the US shortly after his birth. His early interest in acting led him to study at the acclaimed Pasadena Community Playhouse. He landed the lead villain role in the Stan ...

10. Gary Merrill

Actor | All About Eve

Gary Merrill was born August 2, 1915, in Hartford, Connecticut. He began his career acting in summer stock plays. He married Barbara Leeds, an actress, and then served a brief stint in the army. After the army, he landed in New York, where he was chosen to join the already popular play "Born ...

11. Capucine

Actress | The Pink Panther

With classic patrician features and an independent, non-conformist personality, Capucine began her film debut in 1949 at the age of 21 with an appearance in the film Rendezvous in July (1949). She attended school in France and received a BA degree in foreign languages. Married for six months in her...

12. Robin Harris

Actor | House Party

Best remembered for his raunchy humor, Robin Harris became famous in supporting roles in movies such as Do The Right Thing as Sweet Dick Willie and House Party. He has left a legacy that fans and actors will truly miss due to his career which was cut by a massive heart attack at the age of 36. ...

13. Ray Goulding

Writer | Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda (TV Special)

Ray Goulding was born on March 20, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA as Raymond Walter Goulding. He was an actor and writer, known for Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda (TV Special) (1979), Cold Turkey (1971) and Author! Author! (1982). He was married to Mary Elizabeth Leader. He died on ...

14. Greta Garbo

Actress | Ninotchka

Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Anna Lovisa (Johansdotter), who worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. She was fourteen when her father died, which left the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and ...

15. Hal Bokar

Actor | Graduation Day

Hal Bokar was born on December 1, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Harold Joseph Bokar. He was an actor, known for Graduation Day (1981), Lady in White (1988) and Quantum Leap (1989). He died on April 17, 1990 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

16. Alex McCrindle

Actor | Star Wars

Alex McCrindle was born on August 3, 1911 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was an actor and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), The Dark Island (1962) and Witch Wood (1964). He was married to Honor Arundel. He died on April 20, 1990 in St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England.

17. Albert Salmi

Actor | The Brothers Karamazov

Albert Salmi was born on March 11, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, to Finnish parents. After serving in the Army during WWII, he used the GI Bill to study at the Dramatic Workshop of the American Theater Wing and the prestigious Actors Studio. He became a stage actor, very soon landing on Broadway, ...

18. E. Hampton Beagle

Actor | 1941

E. Hampton Beagle was born on March 27, 1944 in Oregon, USA as Edward Hampton Beagle. He was an actor, known for 1941 (1979), The China Syndrome (1979) and Cocktail (1988). He died on April 28, 1990 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

19. David Rappaport

Actor | Time Bandits

British actor David Rappaport earned more roles and respect than most guys his size (or any size for that matter) who attempted a professional acting career. Born with the genetic condition dwarfism (he was 3' 11"), he was often typecast in bizarre, sometimes silly and demeaning roles; but, like ...

20. Susan Oliver

Actress | Star Trek

A fascinating aura of mystery seemed to surround the characters portrayed by blue-eyed blonde actress Susan Oliver, whose trademark high cheekbones, rosebud lips and heart-shaped face kept audiences intrigued for nearly three decades. She left a fine legacy of work on stage, film and TV.

Born ...

21. Franklyn Seales

Actor | Southern Comfort

Franklyn Seales was a stage and television actor best remembered for playing the finicky business manager Dexter Stuffins on the NBC sit-com "Silver Spoons." He also appeared in films, most notably as the real-life cop killer in "The Onion Field."

One of eight children, Seales was born in 1952 on ...

22. Sammy Davis Jr.

Actor | The Cannonball Run

Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world".

He was born in Harlem, Manhattan, the son of dancer Elvera Davis (née Sanchez) and vaudeville star Sammy Davis Sr.. His father was African-American and his mother was of Cuban and African-American ancestry. Davis Jr....

23. Jim Henson

Actor | The Muppet Show

Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends (1955), a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and ...

24. Jill Ireland

Actress | Hard Times

Jill Ireland was an Anglo-American actress best-known for her appearance as "Leila Kalomi", the only woman Mr. Spock ever loved (in the Star Trek (1966) episode, Star Trek: This Side of Paradise (1967)) and for her many supporting roles in the movies of Charles Bronson, her second husband. She is ...

25. Captain Kidd Brewer Jr.

Actor | The Abyss

Captain Kidd Brewer Jr. was born on August 27, 1948 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA as Pierce Oliver Brewer Jr. He is known for his work on The Abyss (1989), Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) and Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss' (1993). He died on May 22, 1990 in Raleigh.

26. Vic Tayback

Actor | Alice

Vic Tayback was born on January 6, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Alice (1976), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) and Bullitt (1968). He was married to Sheila McKay Barnard. He died on May 25, 1990 in Glendale, California, USA.

27. Art Lund

Actor | The Last American Hero

Art Lund was born on April 1, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Arthur Earl Lund Jr. He was an actor, known for The Last American Hero (1973), Bucktown (1975) and Chopper One (1974). He was married to Janet Burris Chytraus and Kathleen Virginia Bolanz. He died on May 31, 1990 in Holladay, Utah.

28. Jack Gilford

Actor | Cocoon

Jack Gilford was born in Brooklyn, New York, as Yankel Gellman. He began his career in the Amateur Nights of the 1930s moving on to nightclubs as an innovative comedian doing satire and pantomime. He was a regular at the Greenwich Village nightspot, Cafe Society and hosted shows featuring Zero ...

29. Rex Harrison

Actor | My Fair Lady

Rex Harrison was born Reginald Carey Harrison in Huyton, Lancashire, England, to Edith Mary (Carey) and William Reginald Harrison, a cotton broker. He changed his name to Rex as a young boy, knowing it was the Latin word for "King". Starting out on his theater career at age 18, his first job at the ...

30. Stiv Bators

Soundtrack | The Hidden

Stiv Bators was born on October 22, 1949 in Youngstown, Ohio, USA as Stivan John Bators. He died on June 4, 1990 in Paris, France.

31. Barbara Baxley

Actress | Sea of Love

Barbara Angie Rose Baxley was born on New Year's Day 1923 to Emma A. & C. Bert Baxley in Porterville, CA. She was the youngest of their two daughters and was named after her grandmothers; Angie Sibley-Tyler and Iva Matilda Rose-Baxley. Barbara attended and graduated with honors from the University ...

32. Barbara Cason

Actress | House of Dark Shadows

Barbara Cason was born on November 15, 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She was an actress, known for House of Dark Shadows (1970), It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986) and Remington Steele (1982). She was married to Dennis Patrick and George Touliatos. She died on June 18, 1990 in Los Angeles, ...

33. Ina Balin

Actress | The Comancheros

Brooklyn-native actress Ina Balin (née Rosenberg) was born on November 12, 1937, into a Jewish family of entertainers. Her father, Sam Rosenberg, was a dancer/singer/comedian who worked the Borscht Belt. He later quit show business to join his family's furrier business. Her mother was a ...

34. Howard Duff

Actor | No Way Out

Tough, virile, wavy-haired and ruggedly handsome with trademark forlorn-looking brows that added an intriguing touch of vulnerability to his hard outer core, actor Howard Duff and his wife-at-the-time, actress Ida Lupino, were one of Hollywood's premiere film couples during the 1950s "Golden Age". ...

35. Raymond St. Jacques

Actor | They Live

Actor Raymond St. Jacques was born James Arthur Johnson in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1930, but he and younger sister Barbara were raised in Depression-era New Haven after their parents' divorce. He started writing and performing in his own short plays in elementary school and developed a strong ...

36. Ben Frank

Actor | Death Wish II

Lanky, tough-looking American character actor, whose narrow-eyes and icy delivery were a particularly effective combination for impersonating ex-cons, thugs, or police officers - not all of whom could be counted upon to be on the right side of the law, either. Ben was in show business from an early...

37. Loni Nest

Actress | Schwarze Erde

Loni Nest was born on August 4, 1915 in Berlin, Germany as Eleonore Nest. She was an actress, known for Schwarze Erde (1923), Die Heilige und ihr Narr (1928) and Die Perle des Orients (1921). She died on October 2, 1990 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

38. Robert Tessier

Actor | The Cannonball Run

Actor and stuntman Robert Tessier was born of Algonquian Indian descent on June 2, 1934 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He specialized in tough, menacing villains throughout American cinema of the 1970s and 1980s. Tessier had served time in the United States Armed Forces seeing action in Korea as a ...

39. Leonard Bernstein

Soundtrack | New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts

Renowned composer ("West Side Story", "Candide", "On The Town"), conductor, arranger, pianist, educator, author, TV/radio host, educated at the Boston Latin School and Harvard University (BA) with Walter Piston. Edward Burlingame Hill and A. Tillman Merritt. He studied piano with Helen Coates, ...

40. Freda Jackson

Actress | Clash of the Titans

Freda Jackson was born in Nottingham, England in 1908, the daughter of a railway porter. After studying at High Pavement School and the University College there, she became a schoolteacher but gave up her career to study acting at the Royal College of Art, in London. Her first professional stage ...

41. Joel McCrea

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

One of the great stars of American Westerns, and a very popular leading man in non-Westerns as well. He was born and raised in the surroundings of Hollywood and as a boy became interested in the movies that were being made all around. He studied acting at Pomona College and got some stage ...

42. Harry Lauter

Actor | Escape from the Planet of the Apes

American character actor specializing in villainous roles. Born in White Plains, New York to Herman E. and Franceska Lauter, he was raised in Denver, Colorado. Although it has been suggested that he appeared briefly in a couple of films during the Thirties, his real movie career began in 1946. He ...

43. Clyde Ventura

Actor | 'Gator Bait

Noted American stage director and acting teacher who appeared in a few films. A provocative and illuminating director whose special province was the works of Tennessee Williams, Ventura served as artistic director of Theatre West in Los Angeles and, for the last few years of his life, as the ...

44. Mary Martin

Actress | Peter Pan

Originally a dance instructor, she came to Broadway during the Depression to begin her career as a professional actress. A daughter of Texas, she originally began work as a dance instructor until a local evangelical-adherent burned down her studio citing her work as being too sinful for human ...

45. Eve Arden

Actress | Our Miss Brooks

Eve Arden was born Eunice Mary Quedens in Mill Valley, California (near San Francisco), and was interested in show business from an early age. At 16, she made her stage debut after quitting school to joined a stock company. After appearing in minor roles in two films under her real name, Eunice ...

46. Dave Willock

Actor | Queen of Outer Space

For over five decades veteran character actor Dave Willock could be spotted as your friendly neighbor, buddy or unassuming blue-collar in hundreds of assorted films--both comedy and drama. Tall and lanky marked with a slightly long, gaunt puss, flat vocal pattern and jug-like ears, he was for the ...

47. Roald Dahl

Writer | The Witches

Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916. He served as a fighter pilot in the British R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) during World War II. He made a forced landing in the Libyan Desert and was severely injured. As a result, he spent five months in a Royal Navy hospital in Alexandria. Dahl is known for how he ...

48. David White

Actor | Bewitched

American stage actor who appeared frequently on television and occasionally but impressively in films. A Marine Corps veteran of the Second World War, he worked on Broadway and on tour in stage productions after the war. In the late 1950s, he became an increasingly familiar face on American ...

49. Tamara De Treaux

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Tamara De Treaux was born on October 21, 1959 in California, USA as Tamara Detro. She is known for her work on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Ghoulies (1984) and Ted & Venus (1991). She died on November 28, 1990 in Los Angeles, California.

50. Sergio Corbucci

Writer | Il grande silenzio

Sergio Corbucci was born on December 6, 1927, in Rome, Italy. He entered grade school with thoughts of becoming a businessman, but after earning a college degree in economics he took an abrupt detour into the world of cinema. Corbucci began his career as a film critic, first for the Italian film ...

51. Robert Gordon

Director | It Came from Beneath the Sea

Robert Gordon was born on August 21, 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a director and actor, known for It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955), Thunder in the Pines (1948) and Blind Spot (1947). He was married to Sophia Levine. He died on December 1, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

52. Robert Cummings

Actor | Dial M for Murder

Effective light comedian of '30s and '40s films and '50s and '60s TV series, Robert Cummings was renowned for his eternally youthful looks (which he attributed to a strict vitamin and health-food diet). He was educated at Carnegie Tech and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Deciding that ...

53. Edward Binns

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Gravel-voiced, authoritative American character actor, a reliable presence on screen for more than four decades.

Edward Thomas Binns was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Esther (Bracken) and Edward Thoms Binns. His family were Quakers. He was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and ...

54. Joan Bennett

Actress | Suspiria

Joan Geraldine Bennett was born on February 27, 1910, in Palisades, New Jersey. Her parents were both successful stage actors, especially her father, Richard Bennett, and often toured the country for weeks at a time. In fact, Joan came from a long line of actors, dating back to the 18th century. ...

55. Mike Mazurki

Actor | Some Like It Hot

With an intimidating face like craggy granite and a towering 6'5" solid frame, Mike Mazurki (born Mikhail Mazuruski or Mikhail Mazurkiewicz) was one of cinema's first serial thugs and specialized in playing strongarm men, gangsters and bullies for over 50 years on screen. Nearly always portrayed as...

56. Keye Luke

Actor | Gremlins

Keye Luke was born in Canton, China. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, and entered the film business as a commercial artist and a designer of movie posters. He was hired as a technical advisor on several Asian-themed films, and made his film debut in The Painted Veil (1934). It seemed that he ...

57. Don Beddoe

Actor | The Night of the Hunter

American character actor. Raised in New York City and Cincinnati, Ohio, Beddoe was the son of a professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music who happened also to be the world-famous Welsh tenor, Dan Beddoe. Although Don Beddoe intended a career in journalism, he took an interest in theatre and...

58. John Russell

Actor | Rio Bravo

Handsome, rugged American leading man John Russell (whose credits are often confused with those of child actor Johnny Russell) attended the University of California, where he was a student athlete. Serving in the US Marine Corps in WW II, he earned a battlefield commission and decorations for valor...

59. Stanley Brock

Actor | Hard to Kill

Stanley Brock lived in the lower east side of Manhattan on E.14th St. In his earlier days he was doing a comedy routine with a girl. The name of the act was called Stan and Nan. They would perform one nighters in the Upstate NY area - the Catskills' - or, as the area was more commonly known; The "...

60. John McIntire

Actor | Psycho

John McIntire possessed the requisite grit, craggy features and crusty, steely-eyed countenance to make for one of television and film's most durable supporting players of western settings. Born in Spokane, Washington in 1907 and the son of a lawyer, he grew up in Montana where he learned to raise ...

61. Nancy Kulp

Actress | The AristoCats

Nancy Kulp wore many hats: Publicity person, actress, linguist, would-be politician and teacher. Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Kulp attended college in Florida, then headed for Hollywood to work in publicity for the movies, not star in them. Soon after arriving in Hollywood, Kulp was ...

62. Dean Jagger

Actor | White Christmas

Dean Jagger was born in Lima, Ohio, on November 7, 1903. He dropped out of high school twice before finally graduating from Wabash College. Working first as a school teacher, he soon became interested in acting and enrolled at Chicago's "Lyceum Art Conservatory". Mr. Jagger made his first movie and...

63. Danny Thomas

Actor | Make Room for Daddy

Known primarily as a TV actor, he starred as a nightclub singer on the popular The Danny Thomas Show (1953).

He also served TV behind the cameras partnering with Sheldon Leonard and Aaron Spelling to create such shows as Dick Van Dyke's show, The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), The Andy Griffith Show (...

65. Andrés Mejuto

Actor | L'espoir

During his adolescence, plays her first roles on stage. Gets his first starring role in 1931 with "Don Friolera horns" and then joins the company La Barraca de Federico García Lorca, where he remained until the eve of the Spanish Civil War. After Franco's victory, was exiled to Argentina. In Buenos...

66. Pat Ryan

Actor | Mannequin

Tubby character actor Pat Ryan usually portrayed amusingly sleazy fat guys in a handful of enjoyable low-budget pictures made throughout the 1980s. Ryan was born on October 29, 1946 in Pennsylvania. He made his film debut with a small part in the gritty urban vigilante action opus Fighting Back (...

67. Aldo Ray

Actor | The Secret of NIMH

Aldo DaRe was born in the borough of Pen Argyl, in Northampton County, Pennsylvania on 25 September 1926. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, served as a US Navy frogman during WWII and saw action on Iwo Jima.

While constable of Crockett, California, he drove his brother Guido to ...

68. Kevin Peter Hall

Actor | Predator 2

This African American actor attended Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He started his junior year at 6' 5" and finished it at 6' 9"! He played basketball throughout his high-school years and won a scholarship. He averaged 18 points a game and 10 rebounds! He played basketball ...

69. Natalie Schafer

Actress | Gilligan's Island

Natalie Schafer got her start doing Broadway plays then making the move to the big screen. Even before Gilligan's Island (1964), she was typecast in roles as society women, or elegant, fashionable ladies. It was her role as "Eunice 'Lovey' Wentworth Howell" wife of multi-millionaire Thurston Howell...

70. David Lean

Director | Lawrence of Arabia

An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding ...

71. Don Siegel

Director | Dirty Harry

Don Siegel was educated at Cambridge University, England. In Hollywood from the mid-'30s, he began his career as an editor and second unit director. In 1945 he directed two shorts (Hitler Lives (1945) and Star in the Night (1945)) which both won Academy Awards. His first feature as a director was ...

72. Rudy Solari

Actor | Star Trek

Rudy Solari was born on December 21, 1934 in Modesto, California, USA as Rudolph Jim Solari. He was an actor, known for Star Trek (1966), The Bionic Woman (1976) and Toma (1973). He died on April 23, 1991 in Indio, California.

73. Ken Curtis

Actor | Gunsmoke

Considering the kind of scruffy, backwoods, uneducated, Deep-South hillbilly types he played, many people would be surprised to hear that Ken Curtis wasn't actually born in the south but in the small town of Las Animas, Colorado, the son of the town sheriff. They would probably be even more ...

74. Thomas A. Carlin

Actor | Caddyshack

American character actor of extensive stage background. He appeared frequently on Broadway in such plays as "A Thousand Clowns, " "The Deputy, " and "Time Limit." He was also active in early television, working on dramatic programs such as "Kraft Television Theatre" and "Studio One." He was married...

75. Wilfrid Hyde-White

Actor | My Fair Lady

British character actor of wry charm, equally at home in amused or strait-laced characters. A native of Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire, he attended Marlborough College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage debut came in 1922, and by 1925 he was a busy London actor. He married ...

76. Ronald Lacey

Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark

A prolific character actor on British television for three decades, Ronald Lacey was born on June 18, 1935 in the suburbs of London. He began his career in 1961 after a brief stint in the Royal service. He attended The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. His first notable performance was ...

77. David Ruffin

Soundtrack | The Addiction

The man most of us know by his unmistakable, calming yet disturbed raspy voice was born Davis Eli Ruffin on January 18, 1941, in Whynot, Mississippi. His father, Eli Ruffin, was a Baptist minister. Only months after his birth his mother Ophelia Ruffin died, and his father later remarried, to a ...

78. Andy Milligan

Director | The Degenerates

Andy Milligan was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 12, 1929. He was a self-taught film maker, playwright, script writer and costume designer. He grew up mostly in Minnesota, but he and his family moved around the country a lot. His father, Andrew Milligan Sr. (1895-1985) was a captain in the...

79. Beatrice Pons

Actress | Mother's Day

Beatrice Pons was born on January 28, 1906 as Beatrice Moore Pons. She was an actress, known for Mother's Day (1980), Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) and The Phil Silvers Show (1955). She was married to David Ross. She died on June 17, 1991 in New York City, New York, USA.

80. Jean Arthur

Actress | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna ...

81. Kevin O'Connor

Actor | Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Kevin O'Connor was born on May 7, 1938 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, USA. He was an actor, known for Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971), The Brink's Job (1978) and Bogie (1980). He died on June 22, 1991 in New York City, New York, USA.

82. Rob 'Graves' Ritter

Rob 'Graves' Ritter was born in 1955 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robin Ritter. He died on June 28, 1991 in New York City, New York, USA.

83. Michael Landon

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on Saturday, October 31st, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey.

When Eugene was in high school, he participated -- and did very well -- in track and field, especially javelin throwing, ...

84. Lee Remick

Actress | Anatomy of a Murder

Lee Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Gertrude Margaret (Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin Remick, a department store owner. She had Irish and English ancestry. Remick was educated at Barnard College, studied dance and worked on stage and TV, before making her film debut as a sexy ...

85. Mildred Dunnock

Actress | Baby Doll

Petite American character actress who was celebrated for her definitive portrayal of long-suffering Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman", a part she played opposite Lee J. Cobb at the Morosco Theatre for 742 consecutive performances between 1949 and 1950. Mildred recreated her role ...

86. James Franciscus

Actor | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

James Grover Franciscus graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1957 with a B.A. in English and theater. His father, John Allen Franciscus, was a pilot killed in action during WWII. His mother was named Loraine (nee Grover) and he had one sibling, a brother named John. Mr. Franciscus is ...

87. James McCallion

Actor | Coogan's Bluff

James McCallion was born on September 27, 1918 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Coogan's Bluff (1968), Illegal (1955) and Vera Cruz (1954). He was married to Nora Marlowe. He died on July 11, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

88. Bert Convy

Actor | The Cannonball Run

Bert Convy was born on July 23, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Bernard Whalen Convy. He was an actor, known for The Cannonball Run (1981), Weekend Warriors (1986) and Hero at Large (1980). He was married to Catherine Hall and Anne Anderson. He died on July 15, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, ...

89. Teddy Wilson

Actor | Good Times

Teddy Wilson was born on December 10, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA as Theodore Rosevelt Wilson. He was an actor and writer, known for Good Times (1974), Blood In, Blood Out (1993) and You Can't Take It with You (1987). He was married to Joan Pringle. He died on July 21, 1991 in Los Angeles,...

90. William D. Gordon

Producer | The Fugitive

William D. Gordon was born on January 4, 1918 in Santa Clara, California, USA as William Douglas Gordon. He is known for his work on The Fugitive (1963), The Richard Boone Show (1963) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He died on August 12, 1991 in Thousand Oaks, California.

91. Don Dubbins

Actor | Tribute to a Bad Man

This boyish-looking New York-born actor of film and (especially) TV was born in 1928 and signed by Columbia at the onset of his teen career. Also known as Donald Dubbins, he started off playing earnest young cadet types in the war films From Here to Eternity (1953) (as a young bugler) and The Caine...

92. David Gale

Actor | Re-Animator

Tall, thin and distinguished character actor David Quentin Gale was born on October 2, 1936 in Wimbledon, England. Gale began his acting career on the New York stage in the late 50s. He first started acting in both movies and television in the early 70s. With his gaunt face, lean build, and intense...

93. Colleen Dewhurst

Actress | Anne of Green Gables

Tall, luminous and leonine, the legendary Colleen Dewhurst must go down as one of the theater's finest contemporary tragediennes of the late 1900s. With trademark dusky tones and a majestically careworn appearance, she possessed an inimitable down-to-earth fierceness that not only earned her the ...

94. Frank Capra

Director | It's a Wonderful Life

One of seven children, Frank Capra was born on May 18, 1897, in Bisacquino, Sicily. On May 10, 1903, his family left for America aboard the ship Germania, arriving in New York on May 23rd. "There's no ventilation, and it stinks like hell. They're all miserable. It's the most degrading place you ...

95. Tom Tryon

Actor | The Cardinal

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Tom Tryon--son of clothier Arthur Lane Tryon and not, as is commonly believed--actor Glenn Tryon--grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut. In 1943 he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the South Pacific until 1946. After his discharge he joined the Cape Playhouse in ...

96. Ben Piazza

Actor | The Blues Brothers

Ben Piazza was born on July 30, 1933 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Benito Daniel Piazza. He was an actor, known for The Blues Brothers (1980), Guilty by Suspicion (1991) and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977). He was married to Dolores Dorn. He died on September 7, 1991 in Sherman Oaks, ...

97. Brad Davis

Actor | Midnight Express

Born in Florida in 1949, Brad Davis moved to Georgia after graduating from high school to pursue an acting career. From there, he moved to New York City, twice, to find work. By the early 1970s Davis was acting in off-Broadway plays while studying acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage ...

98. John Hoyt

Actor | Spartacus

John Hoyt was born on October 5, 1905 in Bronxville, New York, USA as John McArthur Hoysradt. He was an actor and writer, known for Spartacus (1960), When Worlds Collide (1951) and Cleopatra (1963). He was married to Dorothy Marion Oltman and Marion Virginia Burns. He died on September 15, 1991 in ...

99. Rob Tyner

Soundtrack | Almost Famous

Rob Tyner was born on December 12, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Derminer. He died on September 18, 1991 in Michigan.

100. Angelo Rossitto

Actor | Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Small in stature at only 2' 11", but big in demand onscreen, the diminutive Angelo Rossitto was one of Hollywood's busiest "small" actors and appeared in over 70 feature films between 1927 until 1987!

Born in Omaha, Nebraska in February 1908, Rossitto first appeared in silent films alongside stars ...



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