People who died in 2019

by lezliegoodwin-143-663289 | created - 04 Jan 2019 | updated - 5 days ago | Public

Actors, singers, writers and more

1. Gene Okerlund

Actor | No Holds Barred

Gene Okerlund was born on December 19, 1942 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA as Eugene Arthur Okerlund. He was an actor, known for No Holds Barred (1989), WWF Superstars (1986) and Ready to Rumble (2000). He was married to Jeanne Ellen Zulawnik. He died on January 2, 2019 in Sarasota, Florida, USA.

2. Daryl Dragon

Composer | Payback

Daryl Dragon was born on August 27, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Daryl Frank Dragon. He was an actor and composer, known for Payback (1991), Go for It (1976) and Sandstone (1975). He was married to Toni Tennille. He died on January 2, 2019 in Prescott, Arizona, USA.

3. Bob Einstein

Writer | Super Dave

Bob Einstein was born on November 20, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Stewart Robert Einstein. He was a writer and actor, known for Super Dave (1987), Bizarre (1980) and Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000). He was married to Roberta Marie Smith and Cathy Maureen Kilpatrick. He died on January 2, ...

4. Carol Channing

Actress | Thoroughly Modern Millie

Carol Channing was born January 31, 1921, at Seattle, Washington, the daughter of a prominent newspaper editor, who was very active in the Christian Science movement. She attended high school in San Francisco and later worked as a model in Los Angeles. She attended prestigious Bennington College in...

5. Albert Finney

Actor | Murder on the Orient Express

The son of a Lancashire bookmaker, Albert Finney came to motion pictures via the theatre. In 1956, he won a scholarship to RADA where his fellow alumni included Peter O'Toole and Alan Bates. He joined the Birmingham Repertory where he excelled in plays by William Shakespeare. A member of the Royal ...

6. Peter Tork

Actor | The Monkees

Performed as a folk musician in Greenwich Village and Los Angeles before being selected for the Monkees TV show. Made 58 TV episodes 6 albums, a TV special, and a movie before leaving the Monkees in 1969 Released a solo single in 1982. Rejoined the Monkees for tours and an from 1986 to 1989. ...

7. Clark Gable III

Actor | Sunset at Dawn

Clark Gable III (born Clark James Gable, September 20, 1988) was an American actor and model. Gable started modeling at the age of five. He modeled for many designers including Prada, Chrome Hearts, Disney and the iconic Converse "Classics" campaign. Gable appeared in numerous music videos ...

8. Katherine Helmond

Actress | Soap

Katherine Marie Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas. After her parents divorced, she was raised by her mother, Thelma (nee Malone) Helmond, and her maternal grandmother, both of Irish Catholic descent. She attended Catholic school, and appeared in numerous school plays and ...

9. Luke Perry

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Luke Perry was an American actor, primarily remembered as a teen idol throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s. Perry was born in Mansfield, Ohio in 1966. Mansfield was known at the time as a center for the home appliances and stove manufacturing industries. The city's largest employer used to be ...

10. Keith Flint

Soundtrack | The Condemned

Keith Flint was born on September 17, 1969 in Chelmsford, Essex, England as Keith Charles Flint. He was married to Mayumi Kai. He died on March 4, 2019 in Brook Hill, North End, Dunmow, Essex.

11. Andy Anderson

Actor | The Cure: The Caterpillar

Andy Anderson was born on January 30, 1951 in London, England as Clifford Leon Anderson. He was an actor, known for The Cure: The Caterpillar (1984). He died on February 26, 2019 in the UK.

12. Jan-Michael Vincent

Actor | Bite the Bullet

Virile, handsome and square-jawed youthful star of the 1970s and 1980s who showed early potential at super-stardom, Jan-Michael Vincent originally made a name for himself portraying rebellious young men bucking the system, as in The Tribe (1970), White Line Fever (1975) and Baby Blue Marine (1976) ...

13. Dick Miller

Actor | The Terminator

Born in the Bronx, New York to Russian Jewish immigrant parents (Isidor "Ira" and Rita Blucher Miller), Richard Miller served in the U.S. Navy for a few years and earned a prize title as a middleweight boxer. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, where he was noticed by producer/director ...

14. Paul Koslo

Actor | The Omega Man

Lean-faced, intense-looking, German-born, Canada-raised Paul Koslo was at his busiest during the 1970s, usually playing shifty, untrustworthy and often downright nasty characters. He first broke into films at age 22 in the low-budget Little White Crimes (1966), and then appeared in a rush of movies ...

15. Julie Adams

Actress | Creature from the Black Lagoon

Betty May Adams was the daughter of a travelling Iowa cotton buyer with a penchant for alcohol. Growing up in Arkansas, Betty expressed an early interest in acting and made her performing debut in a third grade play of "Hansel and Gretel". Beautiful, talented and determined, the freshly minted '...

16. Louisa Moritz

Actress | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Lovely, buxom, and vivacious blonde bombshell Louisa Moritz was born as Luisa Cira Castro Netto on September 25, 1936 in Havana, Cuba. Many members of Louisa's family which include her father Luis, sister Aurora, and her older brother Rafael all worked in the law profession. Moritz left Cuba and ...

17. Doris Day

Soundtrack | Pillow Talk

One of America's most prolific actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who ...

18. Beth Chapman

Actress | Corner Gas

Beth Chapman was born on October 29, 1967 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Alice Elizabeth Smith. She was a producer and actress, known for Corner Gas (2004), Dog's Most Wanted (2019) and Dog the Bounty Hunter (2003). She was married to Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Keith A. Barmore. She died on June 26, 2019...

19. Rip Torn

Actor | Men in Black

Rip Torn was born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. on February 6, 1931 in Temple, Texas, the son of Thelma Mary (Spacek) and Elmore Rudolph Torn, who was an agriculturalist and economist, credited with popularizing the custom of eating black-eyes peas on New Year's Day. "Rip" is a family name, taken by ...

20. Billy Drago

Actor | The Untouchables

Drago was well-known for his villainous parts (leading or supporting), and his rugged yet scary looks and evil smile. He was born William Eugene Burrows in Hugoton, Kansas. He became interested in acting and took his mother's maiden name "Drago" as a stage name. At first he worked as a stuntman in ...

21. Rutger Hauer

Actor | Blade Runner

Blond, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer enjoyed an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a Dutch town and former municipality in the province of Utrecht.

He was the son of Teunke (...

22. Sid Haig

Actor | House of 1000 Corpses

Tall, bald and nearly always bearded, Sid Haig provided hulking menace to many a low-budget exploitation film and high-priced action film.

Sid Haig was born Sidney Eddie Mosesian on July 14, 1939 in Fresno, California, a screaming ball of hair. His parents, Roxy (Mooradian) and Haig Mosesian, an ...

23. Aron Eisenberg

Actor | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Aron Eisenberg was born on January 6, 1969 in Hollywood, California, USA as Aron Scott Eisenberg. He was an actor and producer, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Playroom (1990). He was married to Malissa Longo. He died on September 21, 2019 in the USA.

24. Rene Auberjonois

Actor | Boston Legal

René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City, to Princess Laure Louise Napoléone Eugénie Caroline (Murat), who was born in Paris, and Fernand Auberjonois, who was Swiss-born. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss ...

25. Philip McKeon

Producer | The Jacket

Philip McKeon was born on November 11, 1964 in Westbury, New York, USA as Philip Anthony McKeon. He was an actor and producer, known for The Jacket (2005), Murder in the First (1995) and Alice (1976). He died on December 10, 2019 in Wimberly, Texas, USA.

26. Marie Fredriksson

Soundtrack | Arn: Tempelriddaren

Marie Fredriksson was born on May 30, 1958 in Östra Ljungby, Skåne län, Sweden as Gun-Marie Fredriksson. She was an actress, known for Arn: The Knight Templar (2007), The Master Plan (2015) and Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road (2008). She was married to Mikael Bolyos. She died on December 9,...

27. Eddie Money

Soundtrack | Over the Top

Eddie Money was born on March 21, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA as Edward Joseph Mahoney. He was married to Laurie Money and Margo Lee Walker. He died on September 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

28. Danny Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He was an actor and producer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Léon: The Professional (1994) and Moonstruck (1987). He was married to Sandy Cohen. He died on December 12, 2019 in ...

29. Shelley Morrison

Actress | Will & Grace

Despite remaining on the periphery of character stardom all these years, New York-born character actress Shelley Morrison has had a long and varied career since the early 60s. She started out on TV in such popular shows as The Farmer's Daughter (1963) and Laredo (1965), making a career out of an ...

30. Neil Innes

Actor | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Comedian, musician and songwriter, renowned for his deadpan delivery and an uncanny ability to send up musical acts. The son of a warrant officer in the Royal Artillery, Innes learned to play piano from the age of seven and guitar at fourteen. He began to make a name for himself in 1963 when he ...

31. Claude Earl Jones

Actor | Miracle Mile

Claude Earl Jones was born on April 29, 1933 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for Miracle Mile (1988), Bride of Re-Animator (1990) and Police Story (1973). He was married to Nancy Langdon. He died on November 25, 2019 in Claremont, California, USA.

32. Robert Forster

Actor | Jackie Brown

Robert Forster was born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy (Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer and baking supply company executive. He was of English, Irish, and Italian descent. Forster first became interested in acting ...



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