Date of Death between 1991-01-01 and 1991-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
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 ...
2. 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 ...
Soundtrack | Metropolis
Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964, he and his family flew to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art, where he graduated in 1969. He ...
4. 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 ...
5. Gene Tierney
Actress | Laura
With prominent cheekbones and the most appealing overbite of her day, her striking good looks helped propel her to stardom. Her best known role is the enigmatic murder victim in Laura (1944). She was also Oscar-nominated for Leave Her to Heaven (1945). Her acting performances were few in the 1950s ...
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, ...
7. 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 ...
8. 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 ...
9. Klaus Kinski
Actor | Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
Klaus Kinski was born as Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (now Sopot, Poland), to Susanne (Lutze), a nurse, and Bruno Nakszynski, a pharmacist. He grew up in Berlin, was drafted into the German army in 1944 and captured by British forces in Holland. After the war he began...
10. Diane Brewster
Actress | Leave It to Beaver
Diane Brewster was born on March 11, 1931, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was largely a character actress in both motion pictures and television. She was 24 years old when she began acting on TV. Her first role was in a few episodes of the westerns Cheyenne (1955) and Zane Grey Theater (1956). Her ...
11. Fred MacMurray
Actor | Double Indemnity
Fred MacMurray was likely the most underrated actor of his generation. True, his earliest work is mostly dismissed as pedestrian, but no other actor working in the 1940s and 50s was able to score so supremely whenever cast against type.
Frederick Martin MacMurray was born in Kankakee, Illinois, to ...
12. Cassandra Harris
Actress | For Your Eyes Only
Cassandra Harris was born on December 15, 1948 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Sandra Colleen Waites. She was an actress, known for For Your Eyes Only (1981), Remington Steele (1982) and Rough Cut (1980). She was married to Pierce Brosnan, Dermot Harris and William Firth. She died on ...
13. 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...
14. 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 ...
15. 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 The Hanging Tree (1959). He was married to Dolores Dorn. He died on September 7, 1991 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.
16. 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 ...
17. Ralph Bellamy
Actor | His Girl Friday
Ralph Bellamy was a veteran actor who was so well-liked and respected by his peers that he was the recipient of an honorary Oscar in 1987 for his contributions to the acting profession.
Ralph Rexford Bellamy was born June 17, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Lilla Louise (Smith), originally ...
18. 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 ...
19. 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 ...
20. 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 ...
21. George Gobel
Actor | Ellie
Squat, easygoing, brushcut-blonde George Gobel first won Midwest attention singing as "Little Georgie Gobel" on radio. He also toured with country music bands while billed as "The Littlest Cowboy." His career was interrupted by WWII, in which he served as a pilot instructor. He also began doing ...
22. 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 ...
23. 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...
24. 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 ...
25. 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 ...
26. Gene Roddenberry
Writer | Star Trek
Gene Roddenberry was born on August 19, 1921 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Eugene Wesley Roddenberry. He was a writer and producer, known for Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). He was married to Majel Barrett and Eileen Anita Rexroat. He ...
27. 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 ...
28. 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 ...
29. 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, ...
30. Redd Foxx
Actor | Sanford and Son
Redd Foxx began doing stand-up comedy on the infamous "Chitlin' Circuit" in the 1940s and 1950s. Foxx was one of the premier "blue humor" comedians. Blue humor was very dirty, too dirty for white audiences. For years his party albums were not available in white record stores. In the 1960s his ...
31. 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 ...
32. 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 ...
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 ...
34. 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 (...
35. Carol White
Actress | Poor Cow
Carol White was born on April 1, 1943 in Hammersmith, London, England as Carole Joan White. She was an actress, known for Poor Cow (1967), Some Call It Loving (1973) and The Avengers (1961). She was married to Mike King, Mike Arnold and Stuart Lerner. She died on September 16, 1991 in Miami, ...
36. 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...
37. Jean Rogers
Actress | Flash Gordon
Massachusetts-born Jean Rogers had hoped to study art in New York and Europe upon graduation from high school, but her plans changed when she won a national beauty contest in 1933 and was offered a contract by a Hollywood producer. She was soon signed by Warner Bros., and a year later jumped ship ...
38. Eleanor Audley
Actress | Sleeping Beauty
Eleanor Audley was born on November 19, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA as Eleanor Zellman. She was an actress, known for Sleeping Beauty (1959), Cinderella (1950) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). She died on November 25, 1991 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
39. 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 ...
40. Yves Montand
Actor | Le salaire de la peur
Yves Montand was born on October 13, 1921 in Monsummano Terme, Tuscany, Italy as Ivo Livi. He was an actor, known for The Wages of Fear (1953), Jean de Florette (1986) and Let's Make Love (1960). He was married to Simone Signoret. He died on November 9, 1991 in Senlis, Oise, France.
41. Reggie Nalder
Actor | The Man Who Knew Too Much
With a mysterious past and a mouth marred by burns, Reggie Nalder has a unique, if under appreciated, place in the history of cinema.
Nalder was born Alfred Reginald Natzler in Vienna, Austria, the son of Ida (Herzog), from Safov, and Sigmund Natzler. His parents were from Jewish families The year ...
42. Oona Chaplin
Actress | Broken English
Oona O'Neil was born in Warwick Parish, Bermuda, the daughter of famed American playwright Eugene O'Neill and English-born socialite Agnes Boulton. Oona had a fairly happy childhood, although she rarely saw her busy father. During her teens Oona attended boarding school in New York where she met ...
44. 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...
45. Gloria Holden
Actress | Dracula's Daughter
Hollywood leading lady in B-movies, and supporting actress in big budget films. Although remembered for her portrayal of "Mme. Zola" in The Life of Emile Zola (1937), she is most memorable for her chilling-yet-beauteous performance as Dracula's Daughter (1936). She had another memorable role in ...
46. Heidi Brühl
Actress | Der Zigeunerbaron
Heidi Brühl was born on January 30, 1942 in Gräfelfing, Bavaria, Germany as Heidi Rosemarie Brühl. She was an actress, known for The Gypsy Baron (1962), Hochzeit auf Immenhof (1956) and Ferien auf Immenhof (1957). She was married to Brett Halsey. She died on June 8, 1991 in Starnberg, Bavaria.
47. 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...
48. Dr. Seuss
Writer | How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Acclaimed writer, Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Wednesday, March 2nd, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading ...
49. Robert Eddison
Robert Eddison was born on June 10, 1908 in Yokohama, Japan as Robert Leadam Eddison. He was an actor, known for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Eustace Diamonds (1959) and The Theban Plays by Sophocles (1986). He died on December 14, 1991 in London, England.
50. Thalmus Rasulala
Actor | New Jack City
Thalmus Rasulala was born on November 15, 1939 in Miami, Florida, USA as Jack Crowder. He was an actor and assistant director, known for New Jack City (1991), Above the Law (1988) and The Last Hard Men (1976). He was married to Shirlyn Mozingo and Martha Roberts. He died on October 9, 1991 in ...