In Memoriam - 2016by WeAintFoundShin | created - 07 Jan 2016 | updated - 01 Jan 2017 | Public
Cinematographer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).
January 1. Cinematographer. Deliverance, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter, The Black Dahlia.
Actor | Subway
Michel Galabru was born on October 27, 1922 in Safi, French Protectorate of Morocco as Michel Louis Edmond Galabru. He was an actor and writer, known for Subway (1985), Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999) and La Cage aux Folles (1978). He was married to Claude and Anne Jacquot. He died on January ...
January 4. The Judge and the Assassin, La Cage aux Folles, Belle Époque.
January 5. Singer of The Whispers. Rock Steady, And the Beat Goes On.
Actor | One Day at a Time
Pat Harrington Jr. was born on August 13, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Patrick Harrington Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for One Day at a Time (1975), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and Move Over, Darling (1963). He was married to Sally Cleaver and Marjorie Ann Gortner. He ...
January 6. One Day at a Time - Dwayne Schneider.
Actress | La presidentessa
Silvana Pampanini was born on September 25, 1925 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was an actress and director, known for Mademoiselle Gobete (1952), Koenigsmark (1953) and Be Seeing You, Father (1948). She died on January 6, 2016 in Rome, Italy.
Actress | The 300 Spartans
Anna Synodinou was born on November 21, 1927 in Loutraki, Greece. She was an actress, known for The 300 Spartans (1962), Ilektra (1962) and Dollars and Dreams (1956). She was married to George Marinakis. She died on January 7, 2016 in Athens, Greece.
January 7. The 300 Spartans - Queen Gorgo.
7. Otis Clay
Soundtrack | Joshua
Otis Clay was born on February 11, 1942 in Waxhaw, Mississippi, USA. He died on January 8, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
January 8. Singer. Tryin' to Live My Life Without You, The Only Way Is Up.
8. Angus Scrimm
Actor | Phantasm
The evil screen villain Angus Scrimm, most famous as "The Tall Man" in Don Coscarelli's Phantasm (1979) and its sequels, grew up in Kansas City, but in his teens moved to California and studied drama at USC under William C. de Mille (brother of Cecil B. DeMille). His film debut came as another "...
January 9. Phantasm - The Tall Man.
9. David Bowie
Soundtrack | Labyrinth
David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...
January 10. Singer and actor. Labyrinth - Jareth, the Goblin King. Under Pressure, Heroes, Space Oddity, Magic Dance, China Girl, Let's Dance.
10. David Margulies
Actor | Ghostbusters
David Margulies was born on February 19, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA as David Joseph Margulies. He was an actor, known for Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989) and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). He was married to Carol Grant. He died on January 11, 2016 in New York City.
January 11. Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II - Mayor Lenny Clotch. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. All That Jazz.
11. Brian Bedford
Actor | Robin Hood
Brian Bedford was born on February 16, 1935 in Morley, Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Robin Hood (1973), Nixon (1995) and Coronet Blue (1967). He was married to Tim MacDonald. He died on January 13, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
January 13. Robin Hood (1973) - Robin Hood. Grand Prix. Nixon.
12. Alan Rickman
Actor | Die Hard
Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett), of English and Welsh descent, and Bernard Rickman, of Irish descent, who worked at a factory. Alan Rickman had an older brother (David), a younger brother (Michael), and a younger sister (Sheila). ...
January 14. 69. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - George, the Sheriff of Nottingham. Die Hard - Hans Gruber. Dogma. Galaxy Quest. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Harry Potter series - Severus Snape.
13. Franco Citti
Actor | The Godfather
Franco Citti was born on April 23, 1935 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part III (1990) and Accattone (1961). He died on January 14, 2016 in Rome.
January 14. The Godfather and The Godfather - Part III - Calò.
14. Dan Haggerty
Actor | Big Stan
Dan Haggerty was born on November 19, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Daniel Francis Haggerty. He was an actor, known for Big Stan (2007), Elves (1989) and Abducted (1986). He was married to Samantha Hilton and Diane Rooker. He died on January 15, 2016 in Burbank, California.
January 15. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams - James "Grizzly" Adams. Elves - Mike McGavin.
15. Noreen Corcoran
Actress | I Love Melvin
Noreen Corcoran was born on October 20, 1943 in Quincy, Massachusetts, USA as Noreen M. Corcoran. She was an actress, known for I Love Melvin (1953), General Electric Theater (1953) and The Girls on the Beach (1965). She died on January 15, 2016 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA.
January 15. Bachelor Father - Kelly Gregg.
16. Glenn Frey
Actor | Jerry Maguire
Glenn Frey was born on November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Glenn Lewis Frey. He was married to Cindy Millican and Janie Beggs. He died on January 18, 2016 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
January 18. Co-singer and guitarist of Eagles. "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Already Gone", "Tequila Sunrise", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", "Heartache Tonight", "How Long", "You Belong to the City", "The Heat Is On", "Flip City".
17. Sheila Sim
Actress | A Canterbury Tale
Sheila Sim was born on June 5, 1922 in Liverpool, Lancashire [now in Merseyside], England as Sheila Beryl Grant Sim. She was an actress, known for A Canterbury Tale (1944), West of Zanzibar (1954) and Dear Mr. Prohack (1949). She was married to Richard Attenborough. She died on January 19, 2016 in ...
January 19. Richard Attenborough's wife. A Canterbury Tale - Alison Smith.
18. Abe Vigoda
Actor | The Godfather
Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor Abe Vigoda proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles, and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing.
Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, a tailor -- both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor...
January 26. 94. The Godfather and The Godfather - Part II - Salvatore "Sal" Tessio. Look Who's Talking - Grandpa Vincent. Prancer - Dr. Orel Benton. Good Burger - Otis. Late Night with Conan O'Brien - Himself.
19. Tommy Kelly
Actor | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tommy Kelly was born on April 6, 1925 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Francis Kelly. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938) and Irene (1940). He was married to Susie Burch. He died on January 26, 2016 in Greensboro, ...
January 26. 90. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Tom Sawyer.
20. Paul Kantner
Soundtrack | Forrest Gump
Paul Kantner was born on March 17, 1941 in San Francisco, California, USA as Paul Lorin Kantner. He died on January 28, 2016 in San Francisco.
January 28. 74. Guitarist of Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. The Star Wars Holiday Special - Band Member.
21. Frank Finlay
Actor | The Pianist
One of Britain's finest products of the stage, film and TV, actor Frank Finlay, he with the dark and handsomely serious-to-mordant looks, was born on August 6, 1926, in Farnworth, England, the son of Josiah, a butcher, and Margaret Finlay. Of English, Irish and Scottish descent, Frank attended St. ...
January 30. 89. The Three Musketeers - Porthos.
22. Maurice White
Soundtrack | Doctor Strange
Maurice was born in Memphis on December 19, 1941, but moved to Chicago as a teenager. His father, Verdine, was a doctor. For many years, they lived in the South Shore section on the South Side. He attended Crane Junior College and the Chicago Conservatory of Music. It was while he was at the ...
February 4. Earth, Wind & Fire singer. Shining Star.
23. Ray Colcord
Soundtrack | The General's Daughter
Ray Colcord is a film and TV composer living in Los Angeles, a past President of the Society of Composers & Lyricists, and a governor of the Television Academy. He's written the music for more than 700 television shows, feature films, miniseries and specials, garnering Emmy nominations, ASCAP ...
February 5. Composer/Songwriter. I Like 'Em Big And Stupid. The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun. Dumb and Dumber - "Hip Hop Solution", "Rap me Silly", "Endangered Species", "Snow Bird Serenade". Wish Upon a Star. Dinosaurs. Boy Meets World.
24. Daniel Gerson
Writer | Monsters, Inc.
Daniel Gerson was born on August 1, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel R. Gerson. He was a writer, known for Monsters, Inc. (2001), Big Hero 6 (2014) and Monsters University (2013). He was married to Beau Stacom. He died on February 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
February 6. Monsters, Inc. - Smitty and Needleman. Screenplay writer - Monsters, Inc. Monsters University. Big Hero 6.
25. Amelia Bence
Actress | El tercer beso
Amelia Bence was born on November 13, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as María Amelia Batvinik. She was an actress, known for El tercer beso (1943), Dancing (1933) and El hombre que debía una muerte (1955). She was married to Alberto Closas and Charlie Ortiz Basualdo. She died on February 8,...
February 8. 101.
26. Alethea McGrath
Alethea McGrath was born on June 1, 1920 in Melbourne, Australia as Alethea Ada McGrath. She was an actress, known for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Knowing (2009) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). She died on February 9, 2016 in Melbourne.
February 10. 97. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones - Jocasta Nu.
Actress | The Last Dragon
Vanity was a glamorous Canadian model and lead singer of the all-girl group "Vanity 6". She specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law.
Vanity was born Denise Katrina Matthews in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Helga Senyk and James Levia Matthews. ...
February 15. Singer of Vanity 6. "Nasty Girl". Actress. The Last Dragon.
28. George Gaynes
Actor | Tootsie
George Gaynes was born in Helsinki in May, 1917, which was then the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Grand Duchy was part of the Russian Empire, which was in a state of collapse at the time of Gaynes' birth. The Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had abdicated the throne on March 15, two ...
February 15. 98. Police Academy series - Commandant Eric Lassard. Punk Brewster. Tootsie.
29. Andrzej Zulawski
Writer | Possession
Born in Lvov, Ukraine; then he moved with his father Miroslaw Zulawski to Czechoslovakia and later to Poland. In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. In the 1960s, he was an assistant of the famous Polish film director Andrzej Wajda. His feature debut The Third Part of the Night (1971) was ...
February 17. Director. Possession. The Devil.
30. Angela Raiola
Actress | Scary Movie 5
Angela Raiola was born on June 30, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Angela Joyce Raiola. She was an actress, known for Scary Movie 5 (2013), Big Ang (2012) and Staten Island Summer (2015). She was married to Neil Murphy. She died on February 18, 2016 in New York City, New York.
February 18. Niece of Salvatore "Sally Dogs" Lombardi, captain of the Genovese crime family.
31. Harper Lee
Writer | To Kill a Mockingbird
Nelle Harper Lee grew up in Monroeville, Alabama in the 1920s. It was a time of hostility between whites and blacks in the United States, especially in Alabama. Her father, a lawyer, also ran a local newspaper. Her mother suffered from mental illness and oftentimes stayed inside from others; she ...
February 19. 89. Author. To Kill a Mockingbird.
32. Umberto Eco
Writer | Der Name der Rose
He is a professor of semiotics, the study of communication through signs and symbols, at the University of Bologna. Also a philiosopher, a historian, literary critic, and an aesthetician. He is an avid book collector and owns more than 30,000 volumes. The subjects of his scholarly investigations ...
February 19. Author. The Name of the Rose.
33. Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer | Raiders of the Lost Ark
London-born Douglas Slocombe has long been regarded as one of the film industry's premiere cinematographers, but he began his career as a photojournalist for Life magazine and the Paris-Match newspaper before World War II. During the war he became a newsreel cameraman, and at war's end he went to ...
February 22. 103. Cinematographer. Original Indiana Jones trilogy.
34. Sonny James
Soundtrack | Slap Shot
Sonny James was born on May 1, 1928 in Hackleburg, Alabama, USA as James Hugh Loden. He was married to Doris Shrode. He died on February 22, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
February 22. 87. Singer. Young Love.
35. Johnny Murphy
Actor | The Commitments
Johnny Murphy was born on October 2, 1943 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Commitments (1991), Waiting for Godot (2001) and Remington Steele (1982). He died on February 22, 2016 in Dublin.
February 23. 72. The Commitments - Joey "The Lips" Fagan.
36. Tony Burton
Actor | Assault on Precinct 13
Tony Burton, who is famous for playing the corner man in six "Rocky" movies, was himself, in real life, a professional heavyweight boxer. Boxing in such avenues as Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and Hollywood, California, the 6 feet 200 pound Burton knocked-out among others, Bob Smith and Denny Chaney....
February 25. Rocky series - Tony "Duke" Evers. The Shining - Larry Durkin. Hook - Bill Jukes.
37. George Kennedy
Actor | Cool Hand Luke
George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born on February 18, 1925 in New York City, to Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader and musician. Following high school graduation, Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in 1943 with the hope to become a fighter ...
February 28. 81. Cool Hand Luke - Dragline. The Naked Gun series - Ed Hocken. Earthquake - Slade. The Eiger Sanction - Ben Bowman. The Dirty Dozen - Maj. Max Armbruster. Airport series - Joe Patroni. The Delta Force - Father O'Malley. Creepshow 2 - Ray Spruce.
38. Gilbert R. Hill
Actor | Beverly Hills Cop
Gilbert R. Hill was born on November 6, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Gilbert Roland Hill. He was an actor, known for Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). He was married to Delores Hooks. He died on February 29, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
February 29. Beverly Hills Cop series - Inspector Todd.
39. Tony Dyson
Art_department | Altered States
He designed and built robots for some of the largest electronic companies in the world including Sony, Philips, and Toshiba, as well as for TV commercials and amusement parks around the world.
March 4. R2-D2 builder. Dragonslayer, Superman II, Monnraker, Saturn 3.
40. Nancy Reagan
Actress | Hellcats of the Navy
Nancy Reagan was born on July 6, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Anne Frances Robbins. She was an actress, known for Hellcats of the Navy (1957), East Side, West Side (1949) and Night Into Morning (1951). She was married to Ronald Reagan. She died on March 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California...
March 6. Former First Lady. Diff'rent Strokes.
41. Richard Davalos
Actor | East of Eden
Richard Davalos was born on November 5, 1930 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Richard Norman Davalos. He was an actor, known for East of Eden (1955), Kelly's Heroes (1970) and Cool Hand Luke (1967). He was married to Ellen Davalos. He died on March 8, 2016 in Burbank, California, USA.
March 8. East of Eden - Aron Trask. Cool Hand Luke - Blind Dick. Kelly's Heroes - Gutowski.
42. Robert Horton
Actor | The Green Slime
Robert Horton was born on July 29, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mead Howard Horton Jr. He was an actor, known for Wagon Train, The Green Slime (1968), Apache War Smoke (1952) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). He was married to Marilynn Bradley, Barbara Ruick and Mary Catherine Jobe. ...
March 9. Age 91. Wagon Train - Flint McCullough.
43. Ken Adam
Production_designer | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Ken Adam was a British movie production designer, best known for his set designs for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
His first major screen credit was as production designer on the British ...
March 10. Production designer. Dr. No. Dr. Strangelove. Barry Lyndon.
44. Drewe Henley
Actor | Star Wars
Drewe Henley was born in 1940 in Malvern, Worcestershire, England as Gordon Drewe Henley. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Wuthering Heights (1967) and Space: 1999 (1975). He was married to Linda Lee Henley, Felicity Kendal and Jacqueline ...
March 14. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope - Red Leader Garven Dreis.
45. Riccardo Garrone
Actor | La dolce vita
Riccardo Garrone was born on November 1, 1926 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for La Dolce Vita (1960), The Dinner (1998) and The Loves of Salammbo (1960). He died on March 14, 2016 in Milan, Italy.
March 14. La Dolce Vita - Riccardo.
Actor | Hollywood Homicide
Frank Sinatra Jr. was born on January 10, 1944 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Francis Wayne Sinatra. He was an actor, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), Aru heishi no kake (1970) and Dream for an Insomniac (1996). He was married to Cynthia Sinatra. He died on March 16, 2016 in Daytona Beach, ...
March 16. Singer. Black Night, Spice.
47. Lee Andrews
March 16. Singer. Long Lonely Nights, Tear Drops, Try the Impossible.
48. Joe Santos
Actor | The Rockford Files
Brooklyn-born actor of Italian descent, Joe Santos started out a football jock at Fordham University and turned semi-pro before finding a new avenue in acting. Success was long in coming, and he paid his dues for years in a number of blue-collar jobs including railroad worker, tree trimmer, cabbie ...
March 18. The Rockford Files.
49. Rita Gam
Actress | The Thief
Rita Gam was born on April 2, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Rita Eleanore MacKay. She was an actress and producer, known for The Thief (1952), King of Kings (1961) and No Exit (1962). She was married to Thomas Henry Guinzburg and Sidney Lumet. She died on March 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...
March 22. King of Kings. Klute.
50. Rob Ford
Rob Ford was born on May 28, 1969 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada as Robert Bruce Ford. He was an actor and writer, known for Rob Ford's Words in the Mouth of a Child (2014), Toronah (2015) and The Nations! (2016). He was married to Renata Brejniak. He died on March 22, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario.
March 22. Toronto Mayor.
51. Garry Shandling
Writer | The Larry Sanders Show
Garry Shandling was born on November 29, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Garry Emmanuel Shandling. He was a writer and actor, known for The Larry Sanders Show (1992), It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). He died on March 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...
March 24. Iron Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Senator Stern. Over the Hedge - Verne. Tom Goes to the Mayor- Captain Pat Lewellen. The Larry Sanders Show - Larry Sanders. Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme - Jack. Mixed Nuts - Stanley. The X-Files - Fox Mulder/Garry Shandling. Zoolander - Garry Shandling.
52. Margaret Blye
Actress | The Italian Job
Margaret "Maggie" Blye attended the University of Texas, before transferring to UCLA in her senior year. She was quickly spotted by a talent agent, and the agent booked Maggie for her first audition in the Oscar-nominated film "Summer and Smoke" starring Geraldine Page. Maggie went on to ...
March 24. The Italian Job, Little Darlings, Mischief.
53. James Noble
Actor | 1776
The son of a Dallas wholesale coal dealer, Noble spent much of his youth attending pool halls and movie houses. He retained his expertise with a pool cue throughout his life, while his stronger interest in acting (fueled by movies) manifested itself in local stage productions and drama studies at ...
March 28. Airplane II: The Sequel - Father O'Flanagan.
54. Patty Duke
Actress | Valley of the Dolls
Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke's ...
March 29. The Miracle Worker - Helen Keller. Valley of the Dolls - Neely O'Hara. The Patty Duke Show - Patty Lane/Cathy Lane. Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby - Rosemary Woodhouse.
55. Ronnie Corbett
Actor | Casino Royale
Ronnie Corbett began his successful show business career in the early 1950s. Amongst many other things he performed on stage with Danny La Rue in a cacophony of well received variety and cabaret shows.
It was whilst performing in these shows that Corbett attracted the attention of several top TV ...
March 31. Casino Royale (1967) - Polo. Fierce Creatures. Burke and Hare.
56. Douglas Wilmer
Actor | Octopussy
Douglas Wilmer was born on January 8, 1920 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Octopussy (1983), El Cid (1961) and Jason and the Argonauts (1963). He was married to Anne Harding and Elizabeth Joan Melville. He died on March 31, 2016 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.
March 31. Patton - Major General Francis de Guingand. Octopussy - Fanning. Jason and the Argonauts. Cleopatra.
57. Erik Bauersfeld
Erik Bauersfeld was born on June 28, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) and Crimson Peak (2015). He died on April 3, 2016 in Berkeley, California, USA.
April 3. Age 93. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi - Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna. A.I. Artificial Intelligence - Gardener.
58. Chus Lampreave
Actress | Volver
Chus Lampreave was born on December 11, 1930 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as María Jesús Lampreave. She was an actress and writer, known for Volver (2006), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and Broken Embraces (2009). She was married to Eusebio Moreno de los Ríos. She died on April 4, ...
April 4. Belle Epoque - Doña Asun.
59. Merle Haggard
Soundtrack | Wag the Dog
Merle Haggard was born on April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California, USA as Merle Ronald Haggard. He was married to Theresa Ann Lane, Debora J Parret, Leona Bell Williams, Bonnie Owens and Billie Leona Hobbs. He died on April 6, 2016 in Redding, California.
April 6. Singer. Okie From Muskogee. Pancho and Lefty.
60. Arthur Anderson
Actor | Midnight Cowboy
Arthur Anderson was born on August 29, 1922 in Staten Island, New York, USA as Arthur John Miles Anderson. He was an actor, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999) and Dark Shadows (1966). He was married to Alice Anderson. He died on April 9, 2016 in Manhattan, New York ...
April 9. Midnight Cowboy.
61. Jack Hammer
Soundtrack | Top Gun
Jack Hammer was born on September 16, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Earl Solomon Burroughs. He died on April 8, 2016 in Oakland, California, USA.
April 11. Wrote "Great Balls of Fire".
62. Anne Jackson
Actress | CBS Playhouse
Anne Jackson was born on September 3, 1925 in Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA as Anna Jane Jackson. She was an actress and producer, known for CBS Playhouse (1967), The Shining (1980) and Dirty Dingus Magee (1970). She was married to Eli Wallach. She died on April 12, 2016 in Manhattan, New York City, ...
April 12. The Shining - Doctor.
63. David Gest
David Gest was born on May 11, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA as David Alan Guest. He was a producer and writer, known for Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001), 7th Annual American Cinema Awards (1990) and The All Star Impressions Show (2009). He was married to Liza Minnelli. ...
64. Gareth Thomas
Actor | Blake's 7
Gareth Thomas was born on February 12, 1945 in Wales as Gareth Daniel Noake Thomas. He was an actor, known for Blake's 7 (1978), Knights of God (1987) and Torchwood (2006). He was married to Linda. He died on April 13, 2016 in the UK.
65. Dan Ireland
Producer | The Whole Wide World
Dan Ireland began his career in 1976 by co-founding (with Darryl Macdonald) and running the Seattle International Film Festival from 1975-1986. Both Ireland and Macdonald immigrated from Vancouver in their late teens to take on the task of creating the festival, and opening a first run art theatre,...
April 14. Director. Jolene.
66. Doris Roberts
Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond
Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Ann (Meltzer) and Larry Green. She was raised in New York, and took her stepfather's surname. Roberts was a 20-year veteran of the Broadway stage before she began appearing steadily in character roles in film and on television during the 1970s. A ...
April 17. Age 90. Christmas Vacation - Frances Smith. Everybody Loves Raymond - Marie Barone. Grandma's Boy - Grandma Lilly.
67. Karina Huff
Actress | Zanzibar
Karina Huff was born on January 1, 1961 in London, England as Carrina Elizabella Huff. She was an actress, known for Zanzibar (1988), Voices from Beyond (1991) and Urban Animals (1987). She died on April 18, 2016 in London.
April 18. Voices from Beyond.
Actress | Frank McKlusky, C.I.
Chyna had been called "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment". Her accomplishments went far beyond the wrestling ring and anyone's guess. Before exchanging body slams, modeling for top magazines and guest-starring on hundreds of shows,
Chyna was a shy girl who was born Joan Marie Laurer in ...
April 20. Joan Marie Laurer. Wrestler.
69. Guy Hamilton
Director | Live and Let Die
Typically British stiff-upper-lip war dramas and action adventure laced with moments of sophisticated comedy were Guy Hamilton's trademark. The son of a British diplomat, he spent most of his youth with his family in France, seemingly destined to be groomed for a career in the diplomatic service. ...
April 21. Age 93. Director. Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun.
Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...
April 21. Singer. Age 57. I Would Die 4 U, Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, Kiss, Diamonds and Pearls, Party Man, Trust, Raspberry Beret, Let's Go Crazy, 1999. Purple Rain - The Kid. Under the Cherry Moon - Christopher Tracy
71. Billy Paul
Soundtrack | Beautiful Girls
Billy Paul was born on December 1, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Paul Williams. He was married to Blanche. He died on April 24, 2016 in Blackwood, New Jersey, USA.
April 24. Singer. Me and Mrs. Jones.
72. Madeleine Lebeau
Actress | Casablanca
Madeleine Lebeau was born on June 10, 1923 in Antony, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Marie Madeleine Berthe Lebeau. She was an actress, known for Casablanca (1942), 8½ (1963) and Gentleman Jim (1942). She was married to Tullio Pinelli and Marcel Dalio. She died on May 1, 2016 in ...
May 1. Age 93. Casablanca - Yvonne. 8½ - Madeleine.
Actor | Innerspace
The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his ...
May 8. Age 93. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - Prof. Leander Pomfritt. The Patty Duke Show - Martin Lane / Kenneth Lane / Uncle Jed Lane. Star Trek - Nilz Baris. Twilight Zone: The Movie - Father. Gremlins - Father Bartlett. Innerspace - Dr. Greenbush. In the Heat of the Night - Mayor Schubert.
74. Ian Watkin
Actor | Braindead
Ian Watkin was born on January 25, 1940 in New Zealand. He was an actor and writer, known for Dead Alive (1992), Charlotte's Web (2006) and Goodbye Pork Pie (1980). He died on May 18, 2016 in Australia.
May 18. Dead-Alive - Uncle Les.
75. Alan Young
Actor | The Time Machine
Alan Young was born in Northern England in 1919, but his Scots father moved the family to Edinburgh, Scotland, when Young was a toddler and then to Canada when Young was about 6 years old. As a boy, he suffered from severe asthma, which kept him bedridden for long periods of time but encouraged his...
May 19. 96. Mr. Ed - Wilbur Post. Voice of Scrooge McDuck. The Great Mouse Detective - Hiram Flaversham.
76. Joe Fleishaker
Actor | Tromeo and Juliet
Joe Fleishaker was born in 1954 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Isaac Fleishaker. He was an actor, known for Tromeo and Juliet (1996), Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) and Troma's Edge TV (2000). He died on May 23, 2016 in Bronx, New York City.
May 23. Poultrygeist.
77. Buck Kartalian
Actor | Planet of the Apes
Buck Kartalian was born on August 13, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Vahe Kartalian. He was an actor, known for Planet of the Apes (1968), The Rock (1996) and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). He was married to Margaret Poloshjian and Mary E. Bannister. He died on May 24, 2016 in ...
May 24. Planet of the Apes - Julius. Cool Hand Luke - Dynamite.
78. Burt Kwouk
Actor | You Only Live Twice
Burt Kwouk was a British actor, he was best known for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films, and for play Mr Ling in the third James Bond film Goldfinger.
Kwouk was born in Warrington, but was brought up in Shanghai. He made his film debut in the 1957 film Windom's Way. In Goldfinger (1964) he ...
May 24. Pink Panther series - Cato Fong. Goldfinger - Mr. Ling.
79. Nancy Dow
Actress | The Wild Wild West
Nancy Dow was born on July 22, 1936 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA as Nancy Ellen Dow. She was an actress, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), The Ice House (1969) and Mr. Terrific (1966). She was married to John Aniston and John Tunis Melick, Jr. She died on May 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...
May 25. Jennifer Aniston's mother. The Ice House - Jan Wilson. The Beverly Hillbillies - Athena.
80. Angela Paton
Actress | Groundhog Day
Paton was described as a "natural comic" and one of the "legends of the local stage" of San Francisco. She is a veteran of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), and also one of A.C.T.'s leading actresses in its first few seasons. After leaving A.C.T. in the early 1970s, Paton and her husband ...
May 26. The Wedding Singer - Faye. Groundhog Day - Mrs. Lancaster.
May 28. Age 17. Gorilla placed in a poorly designed zoo pen.
82. Muhammad Ali
Actor | The Greatest
Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated ...
June 3. Cassius Clay. Age 74. Boxer.
Actor | Blood and Bone
Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson was born on February 8, 1974 in Nassau, Bahamas as Kevin Ferguson. He is known for his work on Blood and Bone (2009), Locked Down (2010) and The Motherfucker (2015). He died on June 6, 2016 in Coral Springs, Florida, USA.
June 6. Fighter.
84. Marina Malfatti
Actress | Tutti i colori del buio
Marina Malfatti was born on April 25, 1933 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Marisa Malfatti. She was an actress, known for All the Colors of the Dark (1972), Sherlock Holmes (1968) and Malombra (1974). She was married to Umberto La Rocca. She died on June 8, 2016 in Rome, Italy.
June 8. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave - Gladys Cunningham.
Soundtrack | The Matchbreaker
Christina Grimmie was an American actress, singer, song writer, and YouTube sensation. Grimmie is known as 'zeldaxlove64' on YouTube. Grimmie gained recognition after posting covers of popular songs on YouTube. She also placed 2nd Runner up on The Voice. On June 10, 2016, Grimmie was shot three ...
June 10. Age 22. Singer. Must Be Love.
87. Janet Waldo
Actress | The Jetsons
Janet Waldo provided the quintessential voice of the swooning, overly dramatic teenager for numerous generations -- from the 1940s swinging babysitters to the 1960s groovy chick. A bouncy, perennially-youthful brunette, she was born in Grandview, Washington, and began entertaining in church plays ...
June 12. Age 96. Josie and the Pussycats - Josie. The Jetsons - Judy Jetson. Wacky Races - Penelope Pitstop.
Actor | Waxwork
Diminutive 2'9" actor and circus performer Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros was born in 1939 in Budapest, Hungary. Meszaros performed for the Hungarian National Circus prior to coming to America in the 1970's. Not surprisingly, he portrayed circus midgets in both "Big Top Pee-wee" and "Warlock: The ...
June 13. ALF - Alf suit wearer. Waxwork: - Hans. Big Top Pee-wee - Andy.
Actress | Please Give
Ann Morgan Guilbert was best-known to television audiences as the Rob and Laura Petrie's neighbor Millie Helper on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and as Fran Fein's feisty Grandma Yetta on The Nanny (1993). She gave memorable performances in film and television and on stage throughout her ...
June 14. Grumpier Old Men - Mama Ragetti. The Nanny - Yetta Rosenberg. The Dick Van Dyke Show - Millie Helper.
Actress | The Dead Pool
Ronnie Claire Edwards was born on February 9, 1933 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for The Dead Pool (1988), The Waltons (1971) and The American Parade (1974). She was married to Bill Record. She died on June 14, 2016 in Dallas, Texas, USA.
June 14. The Waltons - Corabeth Walton Godsey. The Dead Pool. 8 Seconds.
91. Yumi Shirakawa
Actress | Bijo to ekitai ningen
Yumi Shirakawa joined Toho when she was just 19, in 1956. By the end of the year, Toho had catapulted the beautiful actress into her first starring role, alongside Kenji Sahara in RODAN (Sora no Daikaiju Radon, 1956). Director Ishiro Honda took a shine to her and cast her in several of his ...
June 15. Rodan - Kiyo. The Mysterians - Etsuko Shiraishi.
92. Lois Duncan
Writer | I Know What You Did Last Summer
Lois Duncan was born on April 28, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Lois Duncan Steinmetz. She was a writer, known for I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) and I Know What You Did Last Summer. She was married to Don Arquette and Joseph "Buzz"...
June 15. Author. I Know What You Did Last Summer.
93. Ron Lester
Actor | Varsity Blues
Ron Lester gained celebrity status at an early stage in his career, but his draw in Hollywood seemed to be based on one physical characteristic: his weight. Obese since 5 years old, by the time he was 30 years old, Ron weighed 508 pounds. Hollywood hired him as the lovable fat kid but his health ...
June 17. Age 45. Varsity Blues - Billy Bob. Good Burger - Spatch. Not Another Teen Movie - Reggie Ray.
94. Anton Yelchin
Actor | Star Trek
Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011).
He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His ...
June 19. Age 27. Charlie Bartlett - Charlie Bartlett. Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond - Pavel Chekov. Terminator: Salvation - Kyle Reese. The Smurfs - Clumsy. Fright Night - Charley Brewster. Only Lovers Left Alive - Ian.
95. Bud Spencer
Actor | Lo chiamavano Trinità...
Bud Spencer, the popular Italian actor who starred in innumerable spaghetti Westerns and action-packed potboilers during the 1960s and 1970s, was born Carlo Pedersoli on October 31, 1929, in Naples. The first Italian to swim the 100-meter freestyle in less than a minute, Spencer competed as a ...
June 27. They Call Me Trinity - Bambino. Aladdin (1986) - The Genie.
96. Aharon Ipalé
Actor | The Mummy
Aharon Ipalé was born on December 27, 1941 in Morocco. He was an actor, known for The Mummy (1999), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and The Mummy Returns (2001). He died on June 27, 2016 in Tel Hashomer, Israel.
June 28. The Mummy and The Mummy Returns - Pharaoh Seti I. Fiddler On the Roof.
97. Scotty Moore
Soundtrack | The Departed
Scotty Moore was born on December 27, 1931 in Gadsden, Tennessee, USA as Winfield Scott Moore. He died on June 28, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
June 28. Elvis guitarist.
98. Robin Hardy
Director | The Wicker Man
Robin Hardy was born on October 2, 1929 in Surrey, England as Robin St. Clair Rimington Hardy. He was an actor and writer, known for The Wicker Man (1973), The Bulldance (1988) and The Fantasist (1986). He was married to Victoria. He died on July 1, 2016 in Reading, Berkshire, England.
July 1. Director. The Wicker Man (1973).
99. Elie Wiesel
Writer | L'aube
Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928 in the Kingdom of Romania and emigrated after WWII to the United States. Wiesel is famous as a writer and human rights activist. He is a survivor of the Holocaust and his books often deal with this subject. In 1985 Wiesel was awarded the Congressional Gold...
July 2. Age 87. Holocaust survivor. Author. Night.
100. Michael Cimino
Writer | The Deer Hunter
Michael Cimino studied architecture and dramatic arts; later he filmed advertisements and documentaries and also wrote scripts until the actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood gave him the opportunity to direct the thriller Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). But his biggest success was The Deer...
July 2. Director. The Deer Hunter. Heaven's Gate. The Sicilian.
101. Noel Neill
Actress | Superman Returns
Minnesota-born Noel Neill's ambition was to be a journalist like her father, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. However, she was hired by Bing Crosby to sing at the Turf Club at the race track in Del Mar, California (Crosby was one of the owners). Shortly thereafter, in 1941, she was signed to ...
July 3. Age 95. Adventures of Superman - Lois Lane. An American in Paris - Art Student.