Celebrities Lost To HIV/AIDS.

by big-gun | created - 07 Jul 2016 | updated - 31 Jan 2019 | Public

Celebrities who lost their lives to HIV or AIDS.

1. Cazuza

Soundtrack | Closer

Cazuza was born on April 4, 1958 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Agenor de Miranda Araújo Neto. He died on July 9, 1990 in Rio de Janeiro.


2. Peter Adair

Director | Absolutely Positive

Peter Adair was born on November 25, 1943 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Absolutely Positive (1991), The AIDS Show (1986) and In the 1st Degree (1995). He died on June 27, 1996 in San Francisco, California.


3. Alvin Ailey

The Turning Point

Ailey was born in the rural town of Rogers, Texas, USA. His childhood memories and experiences often informed his choreography; the most notable of his works was "Blues Suite", "Cry" (choreographed for Judith Jamison), and "Revelations", a ballet based on Ailey's observations and experiences in ...

Dancer, choreographer.

4. Néstor Almendros

Cinematographer | Days of Heaven

One of the highest appraised contemporary cinematographers. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba by age 18 to join his exiled anti-Franco father. In Havana, he founded a cineclub and wrote film reviews. Then, he went on to study in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale. He directed six shorts in Cuba ...


5. Emile Ardolino

Director | Dirty Dancing

Emile Ardolino was born on May 9, 1943 in Maspeth, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Dirty Dancing (1987), Great Performances: Dance in America (1976) and He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (1983). He died on November 20, 1993 in Bel Air, California, USA.


6. Arthur Ashe

Self | Tennis That Counts

Arthur Ashe grew up in segregated Richmond, Virgina where he decided to make a career out of tennis where he won his first U.S. Open in 1968, the first ever won by a black player. Ashe firmly established his stardom in 1975 after beating Jimmy Connors to take the Wimbledon title. As a tennis ...

Tennis champion, activist.

7. Howard Ashman

Soundtrack | Beauty and the Beast

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Howard Ashman moved to New York City in 1974 and began writing plays while working as an editor in a publishing house. His work attracted attention and he became WPA Theatre's artist director in 1977. In 1982, Ashman collaborated with composer Alan Menken on the ...

Composer, writer, producer.

8. Isaac Asimov

Writer | I, Robot

Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Judah Ozimov, on January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi shtetl, near Smolensk, Russia. He was the oldest of three children. His father, named Judah Ozimov, and his mother, named Anna Rachel Ozimov (nee Berman), were Orthodox Jews. Ozimov family were millers (the name Ozimov ...

Author, scientist.

9. Amanda Blake

Actress | Gunsmoke

Amanda Blake was born in Buffalo, NY, of English and Scottish descent. She and her parents moved to Claremont, California, while Amanda was still in high school, and she graduated from Claremont High. She enrolled at Pomona College but, due to her avid participation in community and theater ...

Actress, activist.

10. Jorge Bolet

Music_department | Song Without End

Jorge Bolet was born on November 15, 1914 in Havana, Cuba. He is known for his work on Song Without End (1960), Where the Heart Is (1998) and Music for You (1951). He died on October 16, 1990 in Mountain View, California, USA.

Concert pianist.

11. Leigh Bowery

Actor | The Ghosts of Oxford Street

Leigh Bowery was born on March 26, 1961 in Sunshine, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was an actor, known for The Ghosts of Oxford Street (1991), Degrees of Blindness (1988) and Hail the New Puritan (1987). He was married to Nicola Bowery. He died on December 31, 1994 in London, England.

Performance artist, fashion designer.

12. Arthur J. Bressan Jr.

Director | Forbidden Letters

One of the pioneers of independent gay cinema in the 1970s and '80s, Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. is best known for his 1985 drama, Buddies (the first feature film about AIDS). Working across multiple genres including documentary, narrative, adult and short form filmmaking, Bressan's boldness and ...


13. Merritt Butrick

Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Merritt Butrick was born on September 3, 1959 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is known for his work on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He died on March 17, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


14. Michael Callen

Actor | Philadelphia

Michael Callen was born on April 11, 1955 in Indiana, USA as Michael Lane Callen. He was an actor, known for Philadelphia (1993), Zero Patience (1993) and The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017). He died on December 27, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Singer, activist.

15. Bobbi Campbell

Self | Horizon

Bobbi Campbell was born on January 28, 1952 in Columbus, Georgia, USA as Jr. Robert Boyle Campbell. He died on August 15, 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA.


16. Ian Charleson

Actor | Chariots of Fire

Being born and raised in Edinburgh, Charleson attended the Royal High School and then went on to attend Edinburgh University. He initially studied architecture but switched to an MA degree after cultivating an interest in acting. He won a place at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after ...

Actor, singer.

17. Tina Chow

Self | Grace Jones: I'm Not Perfect - But I'm Perfect for You

Tina Chow was born Bettina Louise Lutz to a Japanese mother and a German-American father in 1951. In her teens, she and her sister, Adelle Lutz, enjoyed success as models for Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido's advertising campaign. This was a primer for Tina's future status as a major fashion icon...

Model, restaurateur, jewelry designer.

18. Roy M. Cohn

Self | Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas

Roy M. Cohn was born on February 20, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA as Roy Marcus Cohn. He died on August 2, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


19. Robbin Crosby

Soundtrack | The Wrestler

Robbin Crosby was born on August 4, 1959 in La Jolla, California, USA as Robbinson Lantz Crosby. He was married to Laurie Ann Carr. He died on June 6, 2002 in Los Angeles, California.

Guitarist, Ratt.

20. 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 ...


21. Bobby DeBarge

Self | Bandstand

Bobby DeBarge was born on March 5, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Louis DeBarge Jr. He was married to Teri DeBarge. He died on August 16, 1995 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Singer, songwriter, producer, engineer.

23. Robert Drivas

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

Actor-turned-director Robert Drivas showed dark, brooding power and strong potential on the 60s stage, film and TV but, in the long run, did not achieve the kind of success he deserved. Born on November 21, 1935, the Coral Gables, Florida native initially studied his craft at the Universities of ...


24. Denholm Elliott

Actor | Trading Places

Much-loved character actor who specialised in playing slightly sleazy/slightly eccentric and often flawed upper middle class English gentlemen. His career spanned nearly 40 years, becoming a well-known face both in Britain and in the States.


25. Perry Ellis

Costume_designer | Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz

Perry Edwin Ellis was born in 1940 in Portsmouth, Virginia, an only child. Until the age of nine, he and his parents lived with his grandmother in a huge old house which was filled with vintage clothing that belonged to Perry's aunts, which he found fascinating just looking at them. After ...

Fashion designer.

26. Kenny Everett

Actor | Bloodbath at the House of Death

Kenny Everett was born on December 25, 1944 in Seaforth, Liverpool, England as Maurice James Christopher Cole. He was a writer and actor, known for Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984), Dateline Diamonds (1965) and The Kenny Everett Video Cassette (1978). He was married to Lee Middleton. He died ...

Comedian, TV and radio personality.

27. Wayland Flowers

Actor | Madame's Place

Wayland Flowers was born on November 26, 1939 in Dawson, Georgia, USA as Wayland Parrott Flowers. He was an actor and writer, known for Madame's Place (1982), Norman... Is That You? (1976) and The Hollywood Squares (Syndication) (1971). He died on October 11, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


28. Althea Flynt

Althea Flynt was born on November 6, 1953 in Marietta, Ohio, USA as Althea Leasure. She was married to Larry Flynt. She died on June 27, 1987 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Wife of Larry Flynt.

29. Tom Fogerty

Soundtrack | Café de Flore

Tom Fogerty was born on November 9, 1941 in Berkeley, California, USA as Thomas Richard Fogerty. He was an actor, known for Café de Flore (2011), Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising (1969) and Creedence Clearwater Revival: I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1970). He was married to ...

Guitarist, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

30. Richard Frank

Actor | Amadeus

Richard Frank was born on January 4, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Richard Edward Frank. He was an actor, known for Amadeus (1984), Falcon Crest (1981) and Remington Steele (1982). He died on August 27, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


31. Andy Fraser

Soundtrack | American Beauty

Andy Fraser was born on July 3, 1952 in Paddington, London, England as Andrew McLan Fraser. He was married to Henrietta (Ri). He died on March 16, 2015 in Temecula, California, USA.

Singer, songwriter, musician.

32. Leonard Frey

Actor | Fiddler on the Roof

Leonard Frey originally wanted to become an artist, but in college he became interested in acting. He made his stage debut in an off-Broadway production of "Little Mary Sunshine" and his film debut as a celebrant in Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (1966), but he first rose to prominence ...


33. Tom Fuccello

Actor | Love Is a Many Splendored Thing

Tom Fuccello was born on December 11, 1936 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1967), Dallas (1978) and A Death in California (1985). He died on August 16, 1993 in Van Nuys, California, USA.


34. Alison Gertz

Self | Good Morning America

Alison Gertz was born on February 27, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. She died on August 8, 1992 in Westhampton Beach, Long Island, New York.


35. Paul Giovanni

Soundtrack | The Wicker Man

Paul Giovanni was born in 1933. He died on June 17, 1990 in New York City, New York, USA.

Playwright, actor.

36. Elizabeth Glaser

And the Band Played On

Elizabeth Glaser was born on November 11, 1947 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Elizabeth Meyer. She is known for her work on And the Band Played On (1993), Convention '92 (1992) and 60 Minutes (1968). She was married to Paul Michael Glaser. She died on December 3, 1994 in Los Angeles, ...

Wife of Paul Michael Glaser, activist.

37. Howard Greenfield

Soundtrack | Deadpool

Howard Greenfield was born on March 15, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Deadpool (2016), Grease 2 (1982) and Transsiberian (2008). He died on March 4, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Composer, lyricist.

38. 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 ...


39. Halston

Costume_department | God Told Me To

Born Roy Frowick Halston on April 23, 1932 in Des Moines, Iowa, Halston was a product of America's heartland. He led a classic Iowa childhood playing in soap box derby races, fishing, visiting farms, and the like. Halston took an interest in sewing from his mother, and from an early age he showed a...

Fashion designer.

40. Keith Haring

Art_department | Love Is Strange

Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on February 16, 1990 in New York City, New York, USA.


41. Dan Hartman

Soundtrack | Scrooged

Dan Hartman was born on December 8, 1950 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on March 22, 1994 in Westport, Connecticut, USA.

Singer, songwriter, musician.

42. Ofra Haza

Soundtrack | The Prince of Egypt

Ofra Haza was born on November 19, 1957 in Tel Aviv, Israel as Bat-Sheva Ofra Haza. She was married to Doron Ashkenazi. She died on February 23, 2000 in Ramat Gan, Israel.


43. Anthony Holland

Actor | All That Jazz

Anthony Holland was born on March 3, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for All That Jazz (1979), The Lonely Lady (1983) and Midnight Cowboy (1969). He died on July 9, 1988 in New York City, New York.


44. John Holmes

Actor | The Jade Pussycat

Born John Curtis Estes on August 8, 1944, in rural Pickaway County, Ohio, the youngest of four children, porn legend John Holmes was raised by a religious fanatic mother named Mary and an abusive alcoholic stepfather named Harold Bowman. He was a bible student, but at the age of 16 dropped out of ...

Adult film star.

45. Rock Hudson

Actor | Giant

Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school ...


46. Richard Hunt

Actor | The Muppet Show

Richard Hunt did not have a face known to many -- his voice was known more than anything else. He was a major stronghold behind Jim Henson's "Muppets". 'Scooter', 'Janice', 'Sweetums' and a few others, were some of the "Muppets" that Richard was a performer and puppeteer of. He helped pave the way ...

Puppeteer, actor.

47. Paul Jabara

Soundtrack | Thank God It's Friday

Paul Jabara was born on January 31, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Paul Frederick Jabara. He died on September 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Songwriter, actor.

48. Sylvester

Soundtrack | Trading Places

Sylvester was born on September 6, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He died on December 16, 1988 in San Francisco, California.

Singer, actor.

49. Michael Jeter

Actor | Open Range

Michael Jeter was born on August 26, 1952 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for Open Range (2003), The Green Mile (1999) and Jurassic Park III (2001). He was married to Sean Blue. He died on March 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


50. Jobriath Boone

Music_department | Marc Almond: Be Still

Jobriath Boone was born on December 14, 1946 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA as Bruce Wayne Campbell. He died on August 3, 1983 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

Singer, songwriter.

51. Larry Kert

Soundtrack | New York, New York

Larry Kert was born on December 5, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Frederick Lawrence. He died on June 5, 1991 in New York City, New York, USA.

Actor, singer, dancer.

52. Fela Kuti

Soundtrack | Run Fatboy Run

Fela Kuti was born on October 15, 1938 in Abeokuta, Nigeria as Olufela Olusegum Oludotun Ransome-Kuti. He died on August 2, 1997 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Singer, composer, musician.

53. Rémi Laurent

Actor | La cage aux folles

Rémi Laurent was born on October 12, 1957 in Suresnes, France. He was an actor and director, known for La Cage aux Folles (1978), Les Plouffe (1981) and Let's Get Those English Girls (1976). He was married to Emöke Masznyik. He died on November 14, 1989 in Paris, France.


54. Irving Allen Lee

Actor | The Edge of Night

Irving Allen Lee was born on November 21, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Edge of Night (1956), Ryan's Hope (1975) and Family Feud (1976). He died on September 5, 1992 in New York City.


55. Liberace

Soundtrack | Misery

Most remembered for his extravagant costumes and trademark candelabra placed on the lids of his flashy pianos, Liberace was loved by his audiences for his music talent and unique showmanship. He was born as Wladziu Valentino Liberace on May 16, 1919, into a musical family, in Wisconsin. His mother, ...


56. Robert Mapplethorpe

Director | Patti Smith: Still Moving

Robert Mapplethorpe was born on November 4, 1946 in Queens, New York, USA. He was a director, known for Patti Smith: Still Moving (1978), Lady (1984) and Scratch the Surface (1997). He died on March 18, 1989 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


57. Tom McBride

Actor | Friday the 13th Part 2

Tom McBride was born on October 7, 1952 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA as Thomas Aloysius McBride. He was an actor, known for Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and White Lies (1997). He died on September 24, 1995 in New York City, New York, USA.


58. Baltimora

Soundtrack | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Baltimora was born on May 23, 1957 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland as Jimmy McShane. He died on March 29, 1995.


59. James Medina

Actor | Class of 1999

James Medina was born on March 2, 1962 in Florida, USA. He was an actor, known for Class of 1999 (1990), Quantum Leap (1989) and White Squall (1996). He died on October 16, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


60. John Megna

Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird

John Megna was born on November 9, 1952 in Queens, New York, USA as John Anthony Ingolia. He was an actor, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Cannonball Run (1981) and Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964). He died on September 5, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


61. Freddie Mercury

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 ...

Singer, songwriter, musician, Queen.

62. Jacques Morali

Soundtrack | Can't Stop the Music

Jacques Morali was born on July 4, 1946 in France. He died on November 15, 1991 in New York City, New York, USA.

Author, creator of the Village People.

63. Tommy Morrison

Actor | Rocky V

He's a heavyweight professional boxer from Jay, Oklahoma, who made national news Thursday, Feb. 15, 1996, when he announced that he is HIV positive. He was suspended from worldwide boxing when he tested positive prior to a boxing match against Arthur Weathers in Las Vegas. He said he plans to ...

Professional boxer, actor.

64. Cookie Mueller

Actress | Pink Flamingos

Dorothy Karen "Cookie" Mueller was born 2 March, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland. The daughter of Frank Lennert Mueller and Anne Mueller, Cookie had two siblings: brother Michael and sister Judy. Mueller grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore and acquired the nickname 'Cookie' when she was a baby. Cookie ...

Actress, writer, columnist.

65. Timothy Patrick Murphy

Actor | Search for Tomorrow

Timothy Patrick Murphy was born on November 3, 1959 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for Search for Tomorrow (1951), The Love Boat (1977) and Dallas (1978). He died on December 6, 1988 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.


66. Rudolf Nureyev

Actor | Valentino

He was an ethnic Tatar. He was educated at the Leningrad Ballet School and starred with Kirov Ballet. His first film was a USSR short Le Corsaire (1958). While performing in Paris in 1961 he defected to the West. He then performed internationally, becoming an Austrian citizen in 1982. The English/...

Ballet dancer.

67. Brad O'Hare

Actor | American Playhouse

Brad O'Hare was born on October 13, 1950 in Maryland, USA as Steven O'Hare. He was an actor, known for American Playhouse (1981), Crossing Delancey (1988) and Guiding Light (1952). He died on October 1, 1994 in New York City, New York, USA.


68. David Oliver

Actor | A Year in the Life

David Oliver was born on January 31, 1962 in Concord, California, USA. He was an actor, known for A Year in the Life (1987), A Year in the Life (1986) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He died on November 12, 1992 in Los Angeles, California.


69. Dennis Ott

Actor | Runaway Train

Dennis Ott was born on June 13, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Runaway Train (1985), Road House (1989) and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989). He was married to Louise. He died on November 3, 1994 in Philadelphia.


70. Anthony Perkins

Actor | Psycho

Anthony Perkins was born April 4, 1932 in New York City to Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and Osgood Perkins, an actor of both stage and film. His paternal great-grandfather was noted engraver Andrew Varick Stout Anthony.

Perkins attended the Brooks School, the Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University ...


71. Michael Peters

What's Love Got to Do with It

Michael Peters was born on August 6, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Michael Douglas Peters. He is known for his work on What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993). He died on August 29, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Choreographer, director, actor.

72. Lonnie Pitchford

Soundtrack | A Love Song for Bobby Long

Lonnie Pitchford was born on October 8, 1955 in Lexington, Mississippi, USA. He died on November 8, 1998 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.


73. Keith Prentice

Actor | Dark Shadows

Keith Prentice is probably best remembered for his role in Boys in the Band, a film whose title makes it sound like a musical, but in fact it was a dark, mostly negative portrayal of a group of gay men living in the 1960s, and it was anything but upbeat (and was not a musical at all). However, ...


74. Kurt Raab

Actor | Warum läuft Herr R. Amok

Kurt Raab was born on July 20, 1941 in Bergreichenstein, Sudetenland. He was an actor and production designer, known for Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970), Satan's Brew (1976) and Tenderness of the Wolves (1973). He died on June 28, 1988 in Hamburg, West Germany.


75. Dack Rambo

Actor | Gunsmoke

Dack (given name Norman) and identical twin brother, Dirk Rambo (Orman), were born in sunny California in 1941. Dack's noticeable difference was a mole on his left cheek. Both happened upon an acting career, at age 21, after being discovered by Loretta Young for her TV show, while sitting in a ...


76. Gene Anthony Ray

Actor | Fame

Born on May 24, 1962, in Harlem. Attended Julia Richmond High School, where he performed in a dance class, and later auditioned for Louis Falco, the choreographer for the film, Fame (1980). Actually attended New York's "High School of the Performing Arts" for a year, before being kicked out. He was...

Actor, choreographer.

77. Sharon Redd

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sharon Redd was born on October 19, 1945 in the USA. She died on January 5, 1992 in the USA.


78. Robert Reed

Actor | The Brady Bunch

Robert Reed was born on October 19, 1932 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA as John Robert Rietz Jr. He was an actor, known for The Brady Bunch (1969), The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He was married to Marilyn Rosenberger. He died on May 12, 1992 in Pasadena, ...


79. Tony Richardson

Director | A Taste of Honey

Tony Richardson was born on June 5, 1928 in Shipley, Yorkshire, England as Cecil Antonio Richardson. He was a director and producer, known for A Taste of Honey (1961), Tom Jones (1963) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962). He was married to Vanessa Redgrave. He died on November 14,...

Director, writer, producer.

80. Tim Richmond

Actor | Stroker Ace

The inspiration for the movie Days of Thunder (1990), Tim Richmond earned the nickname Hollywood Tim because of his passion to become an actor, a bug that bit him during a cameo appearance in the movie Stroker Ace (1983) with Burt Reynolds.

But Richmond became most famous for his explosive rise and ...

Racecar driver.

81. Larry Riley

Actor | Knots Landing

Larry D Riley was born June 20 1952. He is the son of George C Bass Sr and Corrine Riley. He started acting around 1975. He moved to New York and was in a lot of plays.

He was cremated and ashes where spread on the beach in Malibu, California.


82. Barry Robins

Actor | Bless the Beasts & Children

Brooklyn born US actor who attained minor cult status through his portrayal of troubled teenager "Cotton" leading a group of other teen misfits to release caged buffaloes earmarked for shooting in the film Bless the Beasts & Children (1971) based upon the Glendon Swarthout novel of the same ...


83. Max Robinson

Self | ABC Evening News

Max Robinson was born in Richmond, VA on May 1, 1939 to Maxie and Doris Robinson. His siblings are sisters Jewell and Jean, and brother Randall. In 1959, at the age of 20, Max Robinson beat out four white applicants for a position at a local TV station in Portsmouth, VA where he read the news on ...

News anchor.

84. Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Actor | Ragtime

Howard E. Rollins Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1950. He was the youngest of four children born to Howard E. Rollins Sr. (steelworker) and Ruth R. Rollins (domestic worker). Rollins graduated from Towson State College, where he studied theater. His first break into acting came when a ...


85. Steve Rubell

Self | Dracula Bites the Big Apple

Steve Rubell was known as the co-founder and co-owner of the world famous New York nightclub Studio 54. Born and raised in New York, Rubell and his business partner Ian Schrager operated a number of restaurants and offices before deciding to create the ultimate nightclub. Renting a vacant theater ...


86. Kenny Sacha

Actor | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Kenny Sacha was born on January 22, 1953 in New York, USA as Kenneth Mark Mucha. He was an actor, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Simon & Simon (1981) and Madame's Place (1982). He died on August 1, 1992 in Hollywood, California, USA.

Actor, comedian, impressionist.

87. Fred Sadoff

Actor | The Poseidon Adventure

Fred Sadoff was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 21, 1926 to Henry Sadoff from Philadelphia and Bertha Leib Sadoff from Russia. He was the youngest in the family, his older brother Robert having been born in 1921. He served a year in the military from 1943-1944 and, when he got out, decided to...


88. Marcelino Sánchez

Actor | The Warriors

Born Marcelino Sánchez on December 5, 1957, in Cayey, Puerto Rico, he died of AIDS-related cancer in his Hollywood home on November 21, 1986. Sanchez began acting in the late 1970s. His third film role was that of Rembrandt, a young, naïve gang member with a flair for spray painting in The Warriors...


89. Sean Sasser

Self | The Real World

He and Pedro Zamora exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony on The Real World (1992) in June 1994, a first for American television. They were together until Zamora's death on 11 November 1994. Their relationship was not a legal marriage.

Reality TV personality, activist.

90. Gil Scott-Heron

Soundtrack | State of Play

Gil Scott-Heron was born on April 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was married to Brenda Sykes. He died on May 27, 2011 in New York, New York, USA.


91. 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 ...


92. Tommy Sexton

Actor | Codco

Tommy Sexton was born on July 3, 1957 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. He was an actor and writer, known for Codco (1986), Cod on a Stick (1974) and Dolly Cake (1976). He died on December 13, 1993 in St. John's.

Actor, comedian.

93. Ray Sharkey

Actor | Wiseguy

Ray Sharkey was born on November 14, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Ray Sharkey Jr. He was an actor, known for Wiseguy (1987), The Idolmaker (1980) and Who'll Stop the Rain (1978). He was married to Carole Graham and Rebecca Wood. He died on June 11, 1993 in New York City, New York.


94. Paul Shenar

Actor | Scarface

Attractive, dark-featured character actor with a voice like thunder, and eyes like a wolf, who was featured in less than sympathetic roles throughout his career. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Albert Paul Shenar attended the University of Wisconsin. Soon after graduation, he relocated to ...


95. Randy Shilts

Writer | And the Band Played On

Randy Shilts was born on August 8, 1951 in Davenport, Iowa, USA. He was a writer, known for And the Band Played On (1993) and The People vs. Dan White (1983). He died on February 17, 1994 in Guerneville, California, USA.

Author, journalist, activist.

96. Hugo Soto

Actor | Hombre mirando al sudeste

Hugo Soto was born on January 15, 1953 in Corrientes, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Man Facing Southeast (1986), Lo que vendrá (1988) and The Loves of Kafka (1988). He died on August 2, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Actor, sculptor.

97. Dennis Stewart

Actor | Grease

Dennis Stewart was born on July 29, 1947 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Dennis Cleveland Stewart. He was an actor, known for Grease (1978), Grease 2 (1982) and Moonlighting (1985). He died on April 20, 1994 in Los Angeles County.


98. Jermaine Stewart

Soundtrack | Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Jermaine Stewart was born on September 7, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He died on March 17, 1997 in Homewood, Illinois, USA.


99. Michael Sundin

Actor | Return to Oz

Michael Sundin was born on March 1, 1961 in Low Fell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. He was an actor, known for Return to Oz (1985), Dreamchild (1985) and Lionheart (1987). He died on July 24, 1989 in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England.

Actor, dancer, TV personality.

100. Stephen Stucker

Actor | Airplane!

Stephen Stucker was a marvelously wild and dynamic free-spirited actor who specialized in deliciously broad portrayals of memorably outrageous characters in a handful of comedies made in the 70's and 80's. Stucker was born on July 2, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Lincoln School in Alameda, ...


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