Date of Death between 1966-01-01 and 1966-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Montgomery Clift

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta (1920-2014) and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. He was the son of Ethel "Sunny" Anderson (Fogg; 1888-1988) and William Brooks Clift (1886-...

2. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

3. Buster Keaton

Actor | The General

Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...

4. Ed Wynn

Actor | Alice in Wonderland

An old-fashioned comedian, who, by recommendation by his son Keenan Wynn, became one of the world's most beloved clowns, and one of the best actors of his time. He was born on November 9, 1886. He performed in the Ziegfeld Follies, and later had a son Keenan in 1916. He later wrote his own shows, ...

5. Eric Fleming

Actor | Rawhide

At the age of eight, Fleming hopped on a freight train to Chicago to escape his abusive father. Following hospitalization for gang fight injuries, he returned to California where he lived with his mother and worked at Paramount as a laborer. Fleming joined the Merchant Marine, and then he served in...

6. William Frawley

Actor | I Love Lucy

William Frawley was born in Burlington, Iowa. As a boy he sang at St. Paul's Catholic Church and played at the Burlington Opera House. His first job was as a stenographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. He did vaudeville with his brother Paul, then joined pianist Franz Rath in an act they took to ...

7. Alice Pearce

Actress | Bewitched

Making a career out of a post-nasal drip, this scene-stealing character comedienne was one of the best Broadway and Hollywood had to offer. It's too bad, then, that she wasn't utilized in films more often for this slight, chinless, parrot-faced, squawky-voiced bundle of (kill)joy could draw laughs ...

8. Herbert Marshall

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

Herbert Marshall had trained to become a certified accountant, but his interest turned to the stage. He lost a leg while serving in World War I, he was rehabilitated with a wooden leg. This did not stop him from making good his decision to make the stage as his vocation. He used a very deliberate ...

9. Wallace Ford

Actor | Freaks

A stocky, friendly-faced character actor, Ford was born Samuel Jones in England and his childhood rivaled the brutality that Charles Dickens ever dreamed up. He lived for a while in an orphanage after being separated from his parents. While still young, he was sent to a Toronto branch of the ...

10. Robert Keith

Actor | Guys and Dolls

Robert Keith was an American character actor who appeared in a number of prominent films and was the father of actor Brian Keith. A native of Indiana, Keith joined a stock company as a teenager and developed skills as a writer and actor. He appeared in dozens of plays around the country and on ...

11. Nestor Paiva

Actor | Creature from the Black Lagoon

Veteran character actor Nestor Paiva had one of those nondescript ethnic mugs and a natural gift for dialects that allowed him to play practically any type of foreigner. Born in Fresno, California, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and developed an interest in performing ...

12. Verna Felton

Actress | Sleeping Beauty

Verna Felton had extensive experience on the stage and in radio before she broke into film and television. Her trademarks was her distinctive husky voice and her no-nonsense attitude. She was quite in demand for voiceover work, as evidenced by her roles in Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (...

13. Hedda Hopper

Actress | Sunset Blvd.

Her father was a butcher. In 1913 she met and married matinée idol DeWolf Hopper Sr. and in 1915 they moved to Hollywood, where both began active film careers. He became a star with Triangle Company, she began in vamp parts and turned to supporting roles. After her divorce she appeared in dozens of...

14. Elizabeth Patterson

Actress | Dinner at Eight

A dainty but nevertheless feisty character actress, southern-bred Elizabeth Patterson started her career over her strict parent's objections and became a member of Chicago's Ben Greet Players, performing Shakespeare at the turn of the century. This followed college at Martin College where she ...

15. Clifton Webb

Actor | Laura

Already trained in dance and theater, he quit school at age 13 to study music and painting. By 19 he was a professional ballroom dancer in New York, and by his mid-twenties he was performing in musicals, dramas on Broadway and in London, and in silent movies. His first real success in film came in ...

16. Myrl Alderman

Music Department | Something to Sing About

Was accompanist to singer Ruth Etting who divorced her gangster husband Moe 'The Gimp' Snyder in 1937. Enraged by Etting's relationship with Alderman, Snyder shot him in 1938 and was put on trial for kidnapping and attempted murder. Snyder served one year in prison. After the trial Etting and ...

17. Francis X. Bushman

Actor | Sabrina

Francis X. Bushman was born on January 10, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Francis Xavier Bushman. He was an actor and director, known for Sabrina (1954), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and Romeo and Juliet (1916). He was married to Iva Millicient Richardson, Norma Emily Atkin, Beverly ...

18. Lenny Bruce

Writer | Dance Hall Racket

Lenny Bruce was born Leonard Alfred Schneider on October 13, 1925, in Mineola, Long Island, New York. His British-born father, Myron, was a shoe clerk, his mother, Sadie, was a dancer. Lenny's parents were divorced when he was a child. To support herself and her son, Sadie Schneider pursued a ...

19. Chief Yowlachie

Actor | Red River

A member of the Yakima tribe in Washington state, Chief Yowlachie (whose real name was Daniel Simmons) began his show-business career as--believe it or not--an opera singer and spent many years in that profession. In the 1920s he switched to films, and over the next 25 or so years played everything...

20. Estelita Rodriguez

Actress | Rio Bravo

Estelita Rodriguez was born on July 2, 1928 in Guanajay, Cuba. She was an actress, known for Rio Bravo (1959), Cuban Fireball (1951) and California Passage (1950). She was married to Dr. Ricardo A. Pego, Ismael Alfonso Halfss, aka Henry Half, Grant Withers and Chu Chu Martinez. She died on March 12...

21. Charles Watts

Actor | Giant

Charles Watts was born on October 30, 1912 in Clarksville, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for Giant (1956), An Affair to Remember (1957) and Telephone Time (1956). He died on December 13, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee.

22. Minerva Urecal

Actress | The Ape Man

A stage actress, Urecal made her screen debut in 1934. For the remainder of her career and two hundred plus movies, she played cleaning women, landladies, shopkeepers and the like. She was known as a Marjorie Main type actress and later went on to a career in television playing in such shows as "...

23. Robert Rossen

Writer | The Hustler

Robert Rossen was born on March 16, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Rosen. He was a writer and director, known for The Hustler (1961), All the King's Men (1949) and Alexander the Great (1956). He was married to Susan Siegal. He died on February 18, 1966 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

24. Pat O'Malley

Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Often confused with the British-born comic actor J. Pat O'Malley, who is the better remembered, silent dramatic film star Pat O'Malley had an enduring career that stands on its own. He was of solid Irish-American stock, born in Forest City, Pennsylvania, in 1890. A one-time railroad switchman, he ...

25. Hugh Sanders

Actor | That's My Boy

Hugh Sanders was born on March 13, 1911 in East Saint Louis, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for That's My Boy (1951), The Outer Limits (1963) and The Wild One (1953). He was married to Dorothy Allsup. He died on January 9, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

26. Sailor Vincent

Actor | The Twilight Zone

Sailor Vincent was born on October 24, 1901 in Dracut, Massachusetts, USA as William J. Vincent. He is known for his work on The Twilight Zone (1959), Hot Rod (1950) and Affair in Reno (1957). He died on July 12, 1966 in Toluca Lake, California, USA.

27. Jonathan Hale

Actor | The Saint in Palm Springs

Canadian-born Jonathan Hale had a long film career, appearing in over 200 pictures. He was a member of the diplomatic service prior to his film career, and his stately bearing stood him in good stead for the variety of corporate executives, military officers and high-level politicians he often ...

28. Anne Nagel

Actress | The Green Hornet

Anne Nagel's life could be summed up in two words: pretty miserable. Born to devoutly religious Bostonian parents who had long encouraged her to become a nun, she had been enrolled in a preparatory school for just that purpose. As a young teenager, she worked part time as a photographer's model, ...

29. Charles Morton

Actor | Arms and the Man

Handsome, athletic actor whose career started in the late silent era as a leading man and continued into sound features and finally television. Born in Illinois, Morton spent his adolescence in Madison, Wisconsin; receiving his education at Madison High School and the University of Wisconsin. He ...

30. Hallene Hill

Actress | The Search for Bridey Murphy

Hallene Hill was born on September 12, 1876 in Kirksville, Missouri, USA as Hallene Christian Hill. She was an actress, known for The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956), Hello, Everybody! (1933) and Tramp, Tramp, Tramp! (1942). She died on January 6, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

31. John Reynolds

Actor | Manos: The Hands of Fate

John Reynolds was born on September 15, 1941 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as John Markward Reynolds Jr. He was an actor, known for Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966). He died on October 16, 1966 in El Paso, Texas, USA.

32. Crahan Denton

Actor | The Parent Trap

Crahan Denton was born on March 20, 1914 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Arthur Crahan Denton. He was an actor, known for The Parent Trap (1961), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and Studio One in Hollywood (1948). He was married to Eleanor Brown. He died on December 4, 1966 in San Francisco, California...

33. Carolyn Mitchell

Actress | The Cry Baby Killer

Carolyn Mitchell was born Barbara Ann Thomason on January 25, 1937 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Don and Helen Thomason. While attending Emerson Elementary School in Phoenix, she became known as the prettiest girl in Phoenix. Her family moved to Inglewood, California in 1951, a part of Los Angeles, a ...

34. William Harrigan

Actor | The Invisible Man

William Harrigan was born on March 27, 1886 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Invisible Man (1933), Nix on Dames (1929) and The Farmer's Daughter (1947). He was married to Grace Culbert, Dorothy Langdon and Louise Groody. He died on February 1, 1966 in New York City.

35. Art Baker

Actor | Spellbound

Art Baker was born on January 7, 1898 in New York City, New York, USA as Arthur Shank. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), The Farmer's Daughter (1947) and Cause for Alarm! (1951). He was married to Alice Baker. He died on August 26, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

36. Josephine Joseph

Actress | Freaks

Josephine Joseph was born in Austria of Polish-Austrian descent in 1913, whose body was allegedly split down the middle, one side male and the other female. She/he claimed to be a true intersex, or "hermaphrodite,' but there is no evidence to confirm whether this was the case or not. Hermaphrodites...

37. Wilfrid Lawson

Actor | Pygmalion

A scene stealing actor of lugubrious countenance, Wilfrid Lawson (born Wilfrid Worsnop) made his debut on the stage in "Trilby" at the Pier Pavilion in Brighton at the age of 16. He served as a pilot in the RAF during the final months of World War I, before resuming his theatrical career, becoming ...

38. Mathew McCue

Actor | The Fugitive

Mathew McCue was born on October 4, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Fugitive (1963) and Gunsmoke (1955). He died on April 10, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. Pat Hogan

Actor | The Nebraskan

Thurman Lee Haas was born on 3 February, 1920 in central Oklahoma on the Pottawatomie Indian Reservation (home of the Kickapoo Tribe). His parents were Reuben Claude Haas and the former Ann Maud Waldrip. His father was a farmer who later became involved in tribal governments in Oklahoma and the ...

40. Richard Whorf

Actor | Yankee Doodle Dandy

Richard Whorf was born on June 4, 1906 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA as Richard Baker Whorf. He was a director and actor, known for Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Blues in the Night (1941) and The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). He was married to Margaret Harriet Smith (actress). He died on December 14,...

41. Carole Gallagher

Actress | The Falcon Out West

Carole Gallagher was born on February 24, 1923 in San Francisco, California, USA. She is known for her work on The Falcon Out West (1944), The Denver Kid (1948) and Cover-Up at Ground Zero (1994). She was married to Leroy Vincent Mcpeek and Dick Foran. She died on August 29, 1966 in Los Angeles, ...

42. Helen Menken

Actress | Stage Door Canteen

Helen Menken was born in New York to deaf parents. Her original name was Meinken, her New York-born father Frederick being of French/German extraction. Her mother, Mary Madden, was Irish-born.

She married Humphrey Bogart at the Gramercy Park Hotel on May 20, 1926, four years after taking out a ...

43. Sophie Tucker

Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby

What becomes a legend most? For the beloved Russian-born entertainer Sophie Tucker, it was most definitely the live stage. The stage was her home. She fed off a live audience and it's what made her the sensation she was. Seeing her up close and personal was to get the very best of her. Movies and ...

44. Joseph Crehan

Actor | Black Magic

Joseph Crehan was born on July 15, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Joseph A. Creaghan. He was an actor, known for Black Magic (1944), The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937) and Dick Tracy (1945). He was married to Dorothy Lord. He died on April 15, 1966 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, ...

45. Ken Terrell

Actor | Attack of the 50 Foot Woman

Stuntman and actor Kenneth Jones Terrell was born on April 29, 1904 in Coolidge, Georgia. Terrell moved with his family to Atlanta, Georgia at age fourteen. Ken went to Georgia Tech with the specific intention of playing football, but failed to make the team because he was considered too small. ...

46. Renate Ewert

Actress | Mikosch, der Stolz der Kompanie

Born in Königsberg in 1935, Renate Ewert and her family had to leave their home and relocate to Hamburg during WWII. As she was determined to become an actress, she applied for the "Hamburger Kammerspiele" but was rejected. By doing synchronising jobs for foreign movies she finally got her first ...

47. Douglass Montgomery

Actor | Waterloo Bridge

Montgomery, on stage by his teens, was scouted by MGM. The studio changed his name to Kent Douglass and cast him in dashing or romantic roles opposite some of MGM's powerhouse actresses, such as Joan Crawford (in Paid (1930) ) and Katharine Hepburn (in Little Women (1933), in which he played the ...

48. James Edward Grant

Writer | The Alamo

James Edward Grant started as a newspaperman in Chicago in the 1920s. He moved to Hollywood to write under contract with Republic. His passions were bullfighting and writing. He spent the last years of his life in Spain.

49. Soledad Jiménez

Actress | Kid Galahad

Soledad Jiménez was born on February 28, 1874 in Santander, Spain. She was an actress, known for Kid Galahad (1937), The Bold Caballero (1936) and The Phantom of the Range (1936). She died on October 17, 1966 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Heimito von Doderer

Writer | Das Diarium des Dr. Döblinger

Heimito von Doderer was born on September 5, 1896 in Weidlingau, Vienna, Austria as Franz Carl Heimito Ritter von Doderer. He was a writer, known for Das Diarium des Dr. Döblinger (1986), Ein Mord, den jeder begeht (1979) and Die Wasserfälle von Slunj (2002). He was married to Emma Maria ...


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