In Memoriam 2016

by Geroellheimer | created - 08 Jan 2016 | updated - 09 Jan 2017 | Public

1. Vilmos Zsigmond

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).

2. Michel Delpech

Soundtrack | Quand j'étais chanteur

Michel Delpech was born on January 26, 1946 in Courbevoie, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Jean-Michel Delpech. He was married to Geneviève Garnier-Fabre and Chantal Simon. He died on January 2, 2016 in Puteaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

3. Michel Galabru

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 Etevenon and Annette Jacquot. He died...

4. Achim Mentzel

Soundtrack | Als wir träumten

Achim Mentzel was born on July 15, 1946 in Berlin, Germany as Heinz-Joachim Mentzel. He was an actor and writer, known for As We Were Dreaming (2015), Feuer unter Deck (1979) and Der Wixxer (2004). He was married to Brigitte, Iris, Barbara and Kathrin Steinhöfel. He died on January 4, 2016 in ...

5. Robert Stigwood

Producer | Evita

Robert Stigwood was born on April 16, 1934 in Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia as Robert Colin Stigwood. He is known for his work on Evita (1996), Gallipoli (1981) and Grease 2 (1982). He died on January 4, 2016 in London, England.

6. Silvana Pampanini

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.

7. Pat Harrington Jr.

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 President's Analyst (1967) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). He was married to Sally Cleaver and Marjorie Ann Gortner...

8. Anna Synodinou

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.

9. Maja Maranow

Actress | Ein starkes Team

Maja Maranow was born on March 20, 1961 in Nienburg/Weser, Lower Saxony, Germany. She was an actress, known for Ein starkes Team (1994), Tatort (1970) and Rivalen der Rennbahn (1989). She died on January 4, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

10. Syan Blake

Actress | Skins

Syan Blake was born in September 1972 in England as Sian Samantha Blake. She was an actress, known for Skins (2007), EastEnders (1985) and Doctors (2000). She died on December 14, 2015 in Erith, Kent, England.

11. Frank Armitage

Animation_department | Sleeping Beauty

Frank Armitage was born on August 5, 1924 in Geelong, Australia as Roblan Frank Armitage. He is known for his work on Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Jungle Book (1967) and The Magical World of Disney (1954). He was married to Karen Connolly Armitage. He died on January 4, 2016 in Paso Robles, ...

12. Robert Balser

Animation_department | Heavy Metal

Robert Balser was born on March 25, 1927 in Rochester, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Heavy Metal (1981), Yellow Submarine (1968) and The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972). He was married to Cima Balser. He died on January 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. Yves Vincent

Actor | Le gendarme se marie

Tall and handsome,both athletic and aristocratic-looking, brown-haired (later in life silver-haired), Yves Vincent had everything to charm dames. And charm them he did, in real life, on the stage, on the big and little screen, for nearly fifty years. Born in France in 1921, he was raised and spent ...

14. 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 "...

15. Richard Libertini

Actor | Popeye

Richard Libertini was born in E. Cambridge, Massachusetts, to parents who had come to America from southern Italy. Having grown up in a household where both Italian and English were spoken, he developed an ear for foreign accents. A facility he would later use to advantage on stage and in films.

He ...

16. 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 ...

17. Robert Naegele

Actor | Der Idiot

Robert Naegele was born on June 23, 1925 in Nattenhausen, Krumbach, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for Der Idiot (1968), Tatort (1970) and Königlich Bayerisches Amtsgericht (1969). He died on January 9, 2016 in Munich, Bavaria.

18. Michael Galeota

Actor | Bailey Kipper's P.O.V.

Michael Galeota was born on August 28, 1984 in Smithtown, Long Island, New York, USA as Michael James Galeota. He was an actor, known for Bailey Kipper's P.O.V. (1996), The Jersey (1999) and Clubhouse Detectives (1996). He died on January 10, 2016 in Glendale, California, USA.

19. Ruth Leuwerik

Actress | Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika

Often called the First Lady of German cinema, Ruth Leuwerik was at the peak of her popularity during the 1950's when partnered on screen by the leading male stars of the post-war era: Dieter Borsche, Hannes Messemer, Curd Jürgens and O.W. Fischer. She proved her range by alternating between ...

20. Conrad Phillips

Actor | The Dark Angel

Conrad Phillips was born on 13th April 1925 and, after serving in the Royal Navy (having forged the birth date on his ration book to make himself appear older and thus eligible to enlist) during the Second World War, turned to acting as a career. He 'trod the boards', appearing in films (TV and ...

21. 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.

22. 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). ...

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. Myra Carter

Actress | 8MM

Myra Carter was born on October 27, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on 8MM (1999), The Nanny (1993) and Storm of the Century (1999). She died on January 9, 2016 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

26. 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.

27. Umberto Raho

Actor | Double Team

Umberto Raho was born on June 4, 1922 in Bari, Puglia, Italy. He was an actor, known for Double Team (1997), The Last Man on Earth (1964) and Seven Seas to Calais (1962). He died on January 9, 2016 in Anzio, Lazio, Italy.

28. 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.

29. Ettore Scola

Writer | Una giornata particolare

Ettore Scola was born on May 10, 1931 in Trevico, Campania, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for A Special Day (1977), The Family (1987) and Passion of Love (1981). He was married to Gigliola. He died on January 19, 2016 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

30. 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 ...

31. 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...

32. Stanley Mann

Writer | Firestarter

Stanley Mann was born on August 8, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was a writer and producer, known for Firestarter (1984), Conan the Destroyer (1984) and The Collector (1965). He died on January 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. Robert Banks Stewart

Writer | Shoestring

One of British television's greatest ever writers, Robert Banks Stewart started writing in primary school. He won a Burns essay prize and contributed stories to local newspapers. At age 15, he left school to become an office boy at the Edinburgh Evening Dispatch. He did his National Service with ...

34. Antonella Steni

Actress | Nel sole

Antonella Steni was born on December 3, 1926 in Montefiascone, Lazio, Italy as Antonietta Stefanini. She is known for her work on The World's Gold (1967), L'oro del mondo (1968) and Pensando a te (1969). She died on January 18, 2016 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

35. Loredana

Actress | Il figlio del corsaro rosso

Loredana was born on March 19, 1924 in Venice, Veneto, Italy as Loredana Padoan. She was an actress, known for Il figlio del corsaro rosso (1943), Gli ultimi filibustieri (1943) and Forbidden Music (1942). She was married to Giuseppe Rinaldi. She died on January 18, 2016 in Bologna, Italy.

36. Micole Mercurio

Actress | While You Were Sleeping

Micole Diana Mercurio was born in Chicago to Mary and Michael Mercurio on March 10, 1938. The first born of her generation and a beautiful child, she flourished under the attention of her extended Italian-American family. Her father had been a captain in the Italian Army and became a private in the...

37. Bairbre Dowling

Actress | Zardoz

Bairbre Dowling was born on March 27, 1953 in Dublin, Ireland as Barbara Patricia Dowling. She was an actress, known for Zardoz (1974), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Changing Habits (1997). She was married to Colm Meaney. She died on January 20, 2016 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

38. 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.

39. Gordon Goody

Self | Die Gentlemen baten zur Kasse

Gordon Goody was born on March 11, 1930 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Douglas Gordon Goody. He died on January 29, 2016 in Mojácar, Spain.

40. Jacques Rivette

Director | La belle noiseuse

Although François Truffaut has written that the New Wave began "thanks to Rivette," the films of this masterful French director are not well known. Rivette, like his "Cahiers du Cinéma" colleagues Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and Éric Rohmer, did graduate to filmmaking but, like Rohmer...

41. 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. ...

42. Mike Minor

Actor | Petticoat Junction

The son of television producer Don Fedderson, Mike Minor was raised in San Francisco and educated at the University High School in Los Angeles and Brown Military Academy in San Diego. At 14, Mike was taking voice lessons when he got his first professional singing gig at the "Ye Little Club in ...

43. Signe Anderson

Self | Fly Jefferson Airplane

Signe Anderson was born on September 15, 1941 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Signe Ann Toly. She was married to Michael Alois Ettlin and Jerry Anderson. She died on January 28, 2016 in Beaverton, Oregon, USA.

44. Wolfgang Rademann

Producer | Das Traumschiff

Wolfgang Rademann was born on November 24, 1934 in Berlin, Germany. He was a producer and writer, known for Das Traumschiff (1981), The Black Forest Clinic (1985) and Kreuzfahrt ins Glück (2007). He died on January 31, 2016 in Berlin.

45. Bob Elliott

Actor | Quick Change

Bob Elliott was born on March 26, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Brackett Elliott. He was an actor and writer, known for Quick Change (1990), Get a Life (1990) and Cabin Boy (1994). He was married to Virginia Lee Peppers and Jane Frances Underwood. He died on February 2, 2016 in ...

46. Aldo Bufi Landi

Actor | Third Person

Aldo Bufi Landi was born on April 7, 1923 in Naples, Italy. He is known for his work on Third Person (2013), The Swindlers (1959) and Don Chisciotte and Sancio Panza (1968). He was married to Clara Bindi. He died on February 2, 2016 in Naples.

47. Joe Alaskey

Actor | Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Joe Alaskey, among the most talented voice actors in the business, impeccably recreates many of the original characters which the late cartoon pioneer Mel Blanc invented. A natural mimic and gifted actor, his amazing "ear" for voices enables him to imitate almost anything; including some of the ...

48. 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 ...

49. Brian Knighton

Actor | ECW Hardcore TV

Brian Knighton was born on April 21, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was an actor, known for Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993), ECW November to Remember (1994) and ECW Barbed Wire, Hoodies & Chokeslams (1995). He was married to Laura Russell. He died on February 4, 2016 in Baltimore.

50. Mike Sharpe

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Mike Sharpe was born on October 28, 1951 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as Michael Sharpe. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He died on January 17, 2016 in Hamilton.

51. Roger Willemsen

Writer | Valerie

Roger Willemsen was born on August 15, 1955 in Bonn, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Small Lights (2010), 0137 (1991) and Gipfeltreffen - Hermes Phettberg trifft Helge Schneider (2001). He died on February 7, 2016 in Wentorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

52. 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 ...

53. 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.

54. Norman Hudis

Writer | Midsummer Madness

Born in London in 1922, Norman Hudis is now a dual citizen of Britain and the U.S. He began his working life at 16, as a junior reporter, and volunteered for the Royal Air Force in 1940. Rejected for flying duties on medical grounds, he served almost 6 years in WWII, the last two of which on the ...

55. 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, ...

56. Barbara Allyne Bennet

Actress | Robert Kennedy and His Times

Barbara Allyne Bennet was born on September 7, 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is known for her work on Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985), Mac and Me (1988) and Flying High (1978). She died on January 9, 2016 in Duarte, California, USA.

57. Myra Carter

Actress | 8MM

Myra Carter was born on October 27, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on 8MM (1999), The Nanny (1993) and Storm of the Century (1999). She died on January 9, 2016 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

58. John B. Mansbridge

Art_director | Bedknobs and Broomsticks

John B. Mansbridge was born on March 20, 1917 in Jackson, South Dakota, USA. He was an art director and production designer, known for Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), TRON (1982) and Beauty and the Beast (1987). He was married to Colleen Cuccia Dent Mansbridge. He died on January 11, 2016 in La ...

59. Meg Mundy

Actress | Fatal Attraction

Meg Mundy was born on January 4, 1915 in London, England as Margaret Ane Mary Mundy. She was an actress, known for Fatal Attraction (1987), The Doctors (1963) and Ordinary People (1980). She was married to Konstantinos "Dino" Yannopoulos and Marc Daniels. She died on January 12, 2016 in The Bronx, ...

60. Alethea McGrath

Actress | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

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.

61. Vanity

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. ...

62. 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 ...

63. 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 ...

64. 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 ...

65. 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 ...

66. Archie Lang

Actor | Blow Out

Archie Lang was born on July 14, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Blow Out (1981), Highway to Heaven (1984) and The Waltons (1971). He died on February 17, 2016 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA.

67. Jo de Winter

Actress | Dirty Harry

Jo de Winter was born on March 5, 1921 in Sacramento, California, USA as Juanita Marie Daussat. She was an actress, known for Dirty Harry (1971), Gloria (1982) and Soap (1977). She was married to Robert Eggers Adamina. She died on January 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

68. Dorothea Walda

Actress | Otto's Eleven

Dorothea Walda was born on November 1, 1931 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany. She was an actress, known for Otto's Eleven (2010), Tatort (1970) and Arschkalt (2011). She died on February 18, 2016 in Wülfrath, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

69. 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 ...

70. Margit Geissler

Actress | Marienhof

Margit Geissler was born on October 24, 1958 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress, known for Marienhof (1992), Lovable Zanies II (1988) and Das kann ja heiter werden (1982). She was married to Sigi Rothemund. She died on February 22, 2016 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

71. Peter Lustig

Actor | Löwenzahn

Peter Lustig was born on October 27, 1937 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany as Peter Fritz Willi Lustig. He was an actor and writer, known for Löwenzahn (1981), Pusteblume (1979) and Mittendrin (1989). He was married to Astrid Berge and Elfie Donnelly. He died on February 23, 2016 in Husum, ...

72. Jean Rabier

Camera_department | Les quatre cents coups

Began as an industrial artist before joining the film industry as a camera operator in 1948.

73. 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....

74. Lennie Baker

Actor | The Fall Guy

Lennie Baker was born on April 18, 1946 in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA as Leonard J. Baker. He was an actor, known for The Fall Guy (1981), Sha Na Na (1977) and Festival Express (2003). He died on February 24, 2016 in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

75. 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 ...

76. 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.

77. Adriana Benetti

Actress | C'è sempre un ma!

Adriana Benetti was born on December 4, 1919 in Comacchio, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. She was an actress, known for C'è sempre un ma! (1943), Four Steps in the Clouds (1942) and Sins of Pompeii (1950). She died on February 24, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

78. Alice Arlen

Writer | Silkwood

Alice Albright Patterson was born in November 1940 to the journalist and former aviatrix Josephine Patterson Albright and her husband artist Ivan Albright. Brought up in Chicago and educated at Radcliffe College and the University of Columbia Alice returned to Chicago to work as a journalist and ...

79. Jim Clark

Editor | The Mission

Jim Clark was born on May 24, 1931 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England as James Arthur Clark. He was an editor and director, known for The Mission (1986), The Killing Fields (1984) and Marathon Man (1976). He was married to Laurence Méry-Clark and Jessica Andrew. He died on February 25, 2016 in the UK.

80. 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.

81. Pat Conroy

Writer | The Prince of Tides

Pat Conroy was born on October 26, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Donald Patrick Conroy. He was a writer, known for The Prince of Tides (1991), Conrack (1974) and The Lords of Discipline (1983). He was married to Cassandra King, Lenore Fleischer and Barbara Jones. He died on March 4, 2016 in ...

82. 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...

83. 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.

84. 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 ...

85. 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.

86. Sylvia Anderson

Writer | Thunderbird 6

Sylvia Anderson is the co-creator of a string of hit TV shows through the late 1950s, 1960s and 70s. Her most memorable contribution as an actress is the voice of Lady Penelope from Thunderbirds - one of many series she co-created with former husband Gerry Anderson. Sylvia's talents are evident in ...

87. Carlo Rola

Director | Sass

Carlo Rola was born on October 6, 1958 in Spalt, Middle Franconia, Germany. He was a director and actor, known for Sass (2001), Die Patriarchin (2005) and Al cinema Garibaldi (1991). He was married to Dennenesch Zoudé. He died on March 14, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

88. Hugo Strasser

Soundtrack | Nebelmörder

Hugo Strasser was born on April 7, 1922 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He died on March 17, 2016 in Munich.

89. Frank Sinatra Jr.

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, ...

90. 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 ...

91. Larry Drake

Actor | Darkman

Larry Drake was born on February 21, 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Lawrence Richard Drake. He was an actor and director, known for Darkman (1990), L.A. Law (1986) and The Karate Kid (1984). He was married to Ruth de Sosa. He died on March 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

92. Lothar Späth

Self | Pro & Contra

Lothar Späth was born on November 16, 1937 in Sigmaringen, Germany. He was married to Ursula Heinle. He died on March 18, 2016 in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

93. Guido Westerwelle

Actor | Big Brother

Guido Westerwelle was born on December 27, 1961 in Bad Honnef, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was an actor, known for Big Brother (2000), Neues aus der Anstalt (2007) and Angela Merkel - Die Unerwartete (2016). He was married to Michael Mronz. He died on March 18, 2016 in Cologne, North ...

94. 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 ...

95. Gary Hutzel

Visual_effects | Battlestar Galactica

Gary Hutzel was born on November 4, 1955 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA as Gary Dean Hutzel. He is known for his work on Battlestar Galactica (2004), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He was married to Catherine Hutzel. He died on March 3, 2016 in Vancouver, ...

96. Peter Brown

Actor | Foxy Brown

Peter Brown got into acting when he was in the army by organizing a theater group on base to occupy his spare time while stationed in Alaska. After his discharge he enrolled in the acting program at UCLA, and starting in the mid-1950s found employment in many of the western films and series being ...

97. 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, ...

98. Ken Howard

Actor | Michael Clayton

Ken Howard was elected the National President of The Screen Actors Guild on September 24, 2009. He has been a working member of SAG for over forty years. The Tony and two-time Emmy Award-winning actor, most recently received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie ...

99. 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, ...

100. Earl Hamner Jr.

Writer | The Waltons

He was also the Creator and Executive Producer for the show "FALCON CREST'' 1981 thru 1988. The show starred Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Robert Foxworth, and Susan Sullivan. The show was set in the Napa Valley of California. And centered on the power and intrigues of the families involved in the ...

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