Date of Death between 1964-01-01 and 1964-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Cole Porter

Soundtrack | At Long Last Love

Cole Porter was born June 9, 1891, at Peru, Indiana, the son of pharmacist Samuel Fenwick Porter and Kate Cole. Cole was raised on a 750-acre fruit ranch. Kate Cole married Samuel Porter in 1884 and had two children, Louis and Rachel, who both died in infancy. Porter's grandfather, J.G. Cole, was a...

2. Peter Lorre

Actor | Casablanca

Peter Lorre was born Laszlo Lowenstein on Roszahegy, Hungary. He was educated in elementary and secondary schools in Vienna, Austria. As a youth, he ran away from home, worked as a bank clerk and, after stage training in Vienna, made his acting debut in Zurich. He remained unknown, traveling for ...

3. Alan Ladd

Actor | Shane

Alan Walbridge Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the only child of Ina Raleigh (aka Selina Rowley) and Alan Ladd, a freelance accountant. His mother was English, from County Durham, and his paternal grandparents were Canadian. His father died when he was four. At age five, he burned his ...

4. Jack Pennick

Actor | Fort Apache

Jack Pennick was an American film actor, a familiar face, primarily in the movies of John Ford. He was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of gold miner Albert R. and Bessie (Murray) Pennick. After himself working as a gold miner, Pennick joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served, with the Pekin ...

5. Frank Albertson

Actor | Psycho

Frank Albertson entered the film industry in 1922 as a prop boy, but soon graduated into acting. He was a prolific and reliable character actor who occasionally played the lead in a "B" picture, but was used mainly as a supporting actor in scores of films, often cast as a wisecracking cab driver, a...

6. Harpo Marx

Actor | A Night at the Opera

With the big, poofy, curly red hair, a top hat, and a horn, the lovable mute was the favorite of the Marx Brothers. Though chasing woman was a favorite routine of his in the movies, Harpo was a devoted father and husband. He adopted the mute routine in vaudeville and carried it over to the films. ...

7. Cedric Hardwicke

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Sir Cedric Hardwicke, one of the great character actors in the first decades of the talking picture, was born in Lye, England on February 19, 1893. Hardwicke attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his stage debut in 1912. His career was interrupted by military service in World War I, ...

8. Morris Ankrum

Actor | Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Law, Morris Ankrum was an attorney and an economics professor before switching careers and joining the theater. He was a veteran stage actor by the time he entered the film industry in the 1930s. His film career spanned 1933-65, during ...

9. Edie Martin

Actress | The Man in the White Suit

Edie Martin was born on January 1, 1880 in Marylebone, London, England as Edith Emma Martin. She was an actress, known for The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and Kidnapped (1960). She was married to Felix William Pitt (actor). She died on February 21, 1964 in Brixton, ...

10. Gracie Allen

Actress | A Damsel in Distress

Gracie Allen was born on July 26, 1895 in San Francisco, California, USA as Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen. She was an actress, known for A Damsel in Distress (1937), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950) and The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939). She was married to George Burns. She died ...

11. Ian Fleming

Writer | Casino Royale

Born into a wealthy and influential English family, Ian Fleming spent his early years attending top British schools such as Eton and Sandhurst military academy. He took to writing while schooling in Kitzbuhel, Austria, and upon failing the entrance requirements for Foreign Service joined the news ...

12. William Bendix

Actor | Lifeboat

William Bendix was not a son of Brooklyn, New York, although because of his stereotypical "Brooklyn accent" it has been widely supposed that he was. Bendix was actually born in the Borough of Manhattan (New York City proper), in a midtown flat hard by the tracks of the long-since defunct ...

13. Percy Kilbride

Actor | The Egg and I

He had a long career in theater before making movies, playing hundreds of roles, mostly rustic bumpkins, in stage and stock. His film career included two isolated early films: White Woman (1933) and Soak the Rich (1936). It began in earnest with the part of Orion Peabody in the Spencer Tracy-...

14. Kenneth Spencer

Actor | Unser Haus in Kamerun

Kenneth Spencer was born on April 25, 1913 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Unser Haus in Kamerun (1961), Armchair Theatre (1956) and Cabin in the Sky (1943). He died on February 25, 1964 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

15. Harry Shannon

Actor | Citizen Kane

Born and raised on a farm in Michigan in 1890, Irish-American character actor Harry Shannon had the credentials for becoming a staple player in westerns. He started off his career traveling around with repertory and stock companies and developed his musical abilities in tent shows, burlesque houses...

16. Joseph Schildkraut

Actor | The Diary of Anne Frank

An imposing Austrian import-turned-matinée idol on the silent screen, Hollywood actor Joseph Schildkraut went on to conquer talking films as well -- with Oscar-winning results. Inclined towards smooth, cunning villainy, his Oscar came instead for his sympathetic portrayal of Captain Alfred Dreyfus ...

17. Addison Richards

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Addison Richards was born on October 20, 1902 in Zanesville, Ohio, USA as Addison Whitaker Richards Jr. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), The Master Key (1945) and 'G' Men (1935). He was married to Patricia Anne Sarazln and Anna Vivian Eccles. He died on March 22, 1964 in Los ...

18. Robert Warwick

Actor | In a Lonely Place

A prominent matinée stage and silent-film star with handsome features offset only slightly by a prominent proboscis, Robert Warwick was born and raised in Sacramento, California, as Robert Taylor Bien. The gift of music was instilled at an early age (he sang in his church choir) and he initially ...

19. Jimmie Dodd

Actor | Thundering Trails

Composer, songwriter ("Mickey Mouse March"), actor, singer, guitarist and conductor, Jimmie Dodd was educated at the University of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Conservatory and Vanderbilt University. He began his career in 1933 as a guitarist and singer on radio, coming to Hollywood in 1937 to play ...

20. Renee Godfrey

Actress | Inherit the Wind

Sultry-eyed, dark-haired and exquisite-looking, New York City native Renee Godfrey certainly had the earnestness and requisite beauty to catapult herself to the top of the film industry but, in the end, fell short of her initial potential. She later put her career on the back burner to raise a ...

21. Christopher Rhodes

Actor | The Guns of Navarone

Sir Christopher Rhodes, 3rd baronet was the only son of Sir John Rhodes DSO, 2nd baronet and former chairman of Thomas Rhodes Ltd, cotton spinners and manufacturers. Educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford. He succeeded his father to the baronency in 1955.

He served in the Essex regiment ...

22. Carol Haney

Actress | Invitation to the Dance

She was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts and went to New Bedford High School. Even before graduating in 1942, she had opened a dance studio where she taught dancing. Dancing was in her blood from an early age, and she performed often at high school festivities, the Mexican Hat Dance being one of ...

23. Clarence Kolb

Actor | His Girl Friday

Contrary to his familiar image, Clarence Kolb started out as one half of a vaudeville comedy act, Kolb and Dill. He made a few shorts in 1916 and a feature in 1917, but went back to vaudeville and the stage immediately thereafter, and did not return to films until the late 1930s. His stern, ...

24. Eddie Cantor

Soundtrack | Kid Millions

Singer, songwriter ("Merrily We Roll Along"), comedian, author and actor, educated in public schools. He made his first public appearance in Vaudeville in 1907 at New York's Clinton Music Hall, then became a member of the Gus Edwards Gang, later touring vaudeville with Lila Lee as the team Cantor &...

25. Charles Meredith

Actor | Rocky Jones, Space Ranger

Actor Charles Meredith had the requisite good looks to become a popular silent film leading man. Tall, dark and exceedingly good-looking with distinctive high-parted hair, he played opposite Blanche Sweet, Mary Miles Minter, Florence Vidor, Katherine MacDonald, and other top stars of the day in ...

26. Guru Dutt

Actor | Pyaasa

Considered to be a man ahead of his time, Guru Dutt was one of the greatest icons of commercial Indian cinema. Although he made less than fifty films, they are believed to be the best to come from Bollywood's Golden Age, known both for their ability to reach out to the common man and for their ...

27. Ralph Dumke

Actor | All the King's Men

Ralph Dumke was born on July 25, 1899 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Ralph Ernest Dumke. He was an actor, known for All the King's Men (1949), Mystery Street (1950) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). He was married to Greta Leona Edner. He died on January 4, 1964 in Sherman Oaks, California...

28. Ben Hecht

Writer | Notorious

Ben Hecht, one of Hollywood's and Broadway's greatest writers, won an Oscar for best original story for Underworld (1927) at the first Academy Awards in 1929 and had a hand in the writing of many classic films. He was nominated five more times for the best writing Oscar, winning (along with writing...

29. Pepita Serrador

Actress | El camino de las llamas

Pepita Serrador was born on May 12, 1913 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Josefina Serrador Marí. She was an actress, known for The Road of the Llamas (1944), Women Who Work (1938) and A Woman from the Street (1939). She was married to Narciso Ibáñez Menta. She died on May 24, 1964 in Madrid, Spain.

30. Kathryn Card

Actress | Born to Kill

Kathryn Card was born on October 4, 1892 in Butte, Montana, USA. She was an actress, known for Born to Kill (1947), I Love Lucy (1951) and Trackdown (1957). She died on March 1, 1964 in Costa Mesa, California, USA.

31. John Emery

Actor | Spellbound

John Emery was born on May 20, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), The Spanish Main (1945) and Rocketship X-M (1950). He was married to Tamara Geva, Tallulah Bankhead and Patricia Calvert. He died on November 16, 1964 in New York City.

32. Paul Cavanagh

Actor | Tarzan and His Mate

Cambridge-educated Paul Cavanagh appeared in pictures as the epitome of the debonair, well-dressed Englishman. The former barrister and Royal Canadian Mountie turned to acting in 1924 and had a starring role on Broadway in 'Scotland Yard' (1929). His film career began in 1928 and lasted just over ...

33. Bert Stevens

Actor | Perry Mason

Bert Stevens was born on February 26, 1905 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA as Malcolm Byron Stevens. He was an actor, known for Perry Mason (1957) and Trackdown (1957). He was married to Caryl Lincoln and Elizabeth Zilker. He died on December 14, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.

34. Gage Clarke

Actor | The Bad Seed

Gage Clarke was born on March 3, 1900 in Vassar, Michigan, USA as Gage Ellis Clarke. He was an actor, known for The Bad Seed (1956), I Want to Live! (1958) and Gunsmoke (1955). He died on October 23, 1964 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. Earle Hodgins

Actor | Oregon Trail

Earle Hodgins was born on October 6, 1893 in Payson, Utah, USA as George Earl Hodgins. He was an actor, known for Oregon Trail (1945), Silent Conflict (1948) and Borderland (1937). He was married to Elizabeth Birss Ogilvie. He died on April 14, 1964 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

36. Pina Pellicer

Actress | One-Eyed Jacks

Pina Pellicer was, and still is, one of the most beloved Mexican actresses of all time. She set a standard for realism in a time when "melodrama" and "artificial" acting still ran rampant. She was best known for her groundbreaking performance in One-Eyed Jacks (1961) with Marlon Brando. She is ...

37. Sam Cooke

Soundtrack | Innerspace

Sam Cooke was born January 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He was one of eight children of Charles Cook Sr., a Baptist minister. When Sam sang as a little boy in church, everyone made note that his voice had "something special". He sang in church and in local gospel choirs until a group called...

38. King Calder

Actor | The Best of Broadway

King Calder was born on April 21, 1897 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Albert King Calder. He was an actor, known for The Best of Broadway (1954), Martin Kane (1949) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He was married to Ethel Wilson. He died on June 28, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. Reed Howes

Actor | Super Speed

American silent-era leading man who became a familiar heavy in B-Westerns of the talkie period. Born Hermon (not Herman) Reed Howes in Washington, D.C., in 1900, he served as an apprentice seaman in the U.S. Navy during the last year of the First World War. After the war he graduated from the ...

40. Charles Stevens

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Charles Stevens was born on May 26, 1893 in Solomonsville, Arizona, USA as Carlos Stevens. He was an actor, known for The Three Musketeers (1921), Call of the Wild (1935) and Across the Pacific (1926). He was married to Lila Ethel Berry. He died on August 22, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.

41. Edward Van Sloan

Actor | Frankenstein

US character actor; he of the close-cropped gray hair, thick spectacles and clipped, ominous tones who would serve most memorably as the nemesis of evil-doers and monsters in 30's and 40's horror movies and suspensers, antagonizing first the likes of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff and then, years ...

42. Diana Wynyard

Actress | Cavalcade

One of the outstanding stage actresses of her time, Diana Wynyard will always be remembered for her unforgettable performance in the British version of the thriller Gaslight (1940) (re-made in Hollywood in 1944 with Ingrid Bergman). Starring opposite the great Anton Walbrook, she played the part of...

43. Gertrude Michael

Actress | The Last Outpost

Gertrude Michael was born in Talledega, Alabama on June 1, 1911. After graduating from high school, she appeared on radio, as a musician and "Home Arts" advisor. She attended the University of Alabama and Converse College, Spartenburg,SC and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. It was in ...

44. Kate Manx

Actress | Hero's Island

Kate Manx was born on October 19, 1930 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Kathrynne B. Mylroie. She was an actress, known for Hero's Island (1962), Private Property (1960) and Perry Mason (1957). She was married to Leslie Stevens and Anthony Brady Farrell. She died on November 15, 1964 in Torrance, California,...

45. Cheerio Meredith

Actress | The Andy Griffith Show

Cheerio Meredith was born as Edwina Lucille Hoffmann on July 12, 1890 in Missouri. She was originally a stage actress until breaking into films and TV. She was a regular as Emma Brand and Emma Watson on "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960)" and appeared in "One Happy Family" (1961) as Lovey Hackett. She...

46. Rudolph Maté

Cinematographer | Foreign Correspondent

One of the most respected cinematographers in the industry, Polish-born Rudolph Mate entered the film business after his graduation from the University of Budapest. He worked in Hungary as an assistant cameraman for Alexander Korda and later worked throughout Europe with noted cameraman Karl Freund...

47. Arthur Hohl

Actor | Island of Lost Souls

Arthur Hohl was born on May 21, 1889 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Island of Lost Souls (1932), Jimmy the Gent (1934) and The Sign of the Cross (1932). He died on March 10, 1964 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

48. William A. Seiter

Director | The Cheerful Fraud

Originally a writer and artist, William A. Seiter entered films with Selig. He worked from 1915 as a stunt double and bit player at Keystone and quickly graduated to directing comedy shorts. He moved up to features in the 1920s. He married actress Laura La Plante, who he directed in several films, ...

49. Adolf Jahr

Actor | Rännstensungar

Adolf Jahr was born on June 24, 1893 in Sundsvall, Sweden as John Adolf Reinhold Johansson. He was an actor, known for Guttersnipes (1944), Ebberöds bank (1946) and Adolf Armstarke (1937). He died on April 19, 1964 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.

50. Dennis Moore

Actor | Raiders of Ghost City

A dark-haired, durably handsome and dependable cowboy actor equipped with a strong stance and taciturn seriousness both on and off camera, Dennis Moore was cast as both hero and villain in his three-decade-long career. A player in well over 200 "B"-level oaters and serials during the 1930s, 1940s ...


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