The 88th Academy Awards In Memoriam predictionsby AlexHartsell | created - 23 Jun 2015 | updated - 27 Feb 2016 | Public
Post on the comments if there has been a death of a famous person and I will put him or her in this list.
1. James Horner
Music_department | Titanic
James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He ...
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee was perhaps the only actor of his generation to have starred in so many films and cult saga. Although most notable for personifying bloodsucking vampire, Dracula, on screen, he portrayed other varied characters on screen, most of which were villains, whether it ...
3. Jack Rollins
Producer | Match Point
Jack Rollins was born on March 23, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jacob Rabinowitz. He was a producer, known for Match Point (2005), Whatever Works (2009) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). He was married to Pearl (Jane) Rose Levine. He died on June 18, 2015 in Manhattan, New ...
4. Monica Lewis
Actress | Earthquake
For almost two decades, Monica Lewis was the idealized, wholesomely sexy sound and image of apple-pie America, lending a curvaceous, dimpled smile and melodious voice of hope to thousands of U.S. troops through two of the 20th century's greatest wars. She starred on the very first "Ed Sullivan Show...
Producer | Rocky
Robert Chartoff was born on August 26, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Irwin Chartoff. He was a producer, known for Rocky (1976), Creed (2015) and Raging Bull (1980). He was married to Jenny Weyman-Cockle, Vanessa Howard and Phyllis Raphael. He died on June 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, ...
6. Jean Gruault
Writer | Mon oncle d'Amérique
Jean Gruault was born on August 3, 1924 in Fontenay-sous-Bois, Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France as Jean Valery Gruault. He was a writer and actor, known for My American Uncle (1980), Jules and Jim (1962) and The Story of Adele H (1975). He was married to Ginette Geslot. He died on June 8, 2015 ...
8. Seth Winston
Writer | Session Man
Seth Winston was born on August 15, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Seth Lance Winston. He was a writer, known for Session Man (1991), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Magical Thinking. He was married to Susan. He died on June 5, 2015 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...
10. Michael Campus
Director | Survival
Michael Campus was born on March 28, 1935 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Survival (1976), Hiroshima (1995) and Z.P.G. (1972). He was married to Arla Dietz Campus. He died on May 15, 2015 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, USA.
11. Elizabeth Wilson
Actress | The Graduate
Elizabeth Wilson was born April 4, 1921, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Marie Ethel and Dunning Wilson. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Elizabeth's debut film appearance was an uncredited role in ...
Actress | The Wedding Singer
The multifaceted Ellen Albertini was a student of dance and piano at the age of five, and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theater from Cornell University. She moved to New York, and studied and worked with the legendary likes of Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Michael Shurtleff, Uta Hagen, Marcel Marceau, ...
13. Michael Blake
Writer | Dances with Wolves
Michael Blake was born on July 5, 1945 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA as Michael Lennox Webb. He was a writer, known for Dances with Wolves (1990), Winnetou and The One. He was married to Marianne Mortensen. He died on May 2, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
14. Nigel Terry
Actor | Excalibur
British actor Nigel Terry primarily dedicated himself to the classical stage. When he extended himself into film and TV outings, it was mostly for historical or period roles. Over the years, he grew quite comfortable in both a pair of hose and a suit of armor.
Terry was born Peter Nigel Terry on ...
15. Andrew Lesnie
Cinematographer | King Kong
Andrew Lesnie was born on January 1, 1956 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for his work on King Kong (2005), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He died on April 27, 2015 in Sydney.
16. Don Mankiewicz
Writer | Rosetti and Ryan
Donald Mankiewicz was born in Berlin into an illustrious creative family, his father being the screen-writer Herman Mankiewicz and his uncle film director Joseph Mankiewicz, whilst his brother Frank would also distinguish himself as a journalist. Brought up in Beverly Hills - where his parents' ...
17. Geoffrey Lewis
Actor | The Devil's Rejects
Talented and highly capable character actor Geoffrey Lewis, with rustic (sometimes sour-faced) looks, grew up in Rhode Island but was moved out to California at the age of ten. Lewis was very keen on the dramatic arts at high school, but often preferred to put on his own one-man shows rather than ...
18. Richard Dysart
Actor | The Thing
Richard Dysart served for four years in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a founding member of the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco. He received the Drama Desk Award in 1972 and a Emmy Award in 1992. He was good friends with Diana Muldaur, who played Rosalind Shays on L.A. Law.
19. Robert Walker
Director | Brother Bear
Bob was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Michael and Sally Walker (nee Forrest) but grew up in the east end of Ottawa, ON. He graduated from Gloucester High School where his love for art and the gift of the canvas began to flourish. He attended Sheridan College in the animation program and upon ...
20. Gene Saks
Actor | Deconstructing Harry
Gene Saks was born on November 8, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Jean Michael Saks. He was an actor and director, known for Deconstructing Harry (1997), The Odd Couple (1968) and I.Q. (1994). He was married to Keren Victoria Ettlinger and Bea Arthur. He died on March 28, 2015 in East ...
21. Richard Glatzer
Writer | Still Alice
Richard Glatzer was born on January 28, 1952 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Still Alice (2014), Quinceañera (2006) and Grief (1993). He was married to Wash Westmoreland. He died on March 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
22. Patricia Norris
Costume_designer | 12 Years a Slave
Patricia Norris was born on March 22, 1931 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Patricia Ann Hurley. She is known for her work on 12 Years a Slave (2013), 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) and Days of Heaven (1978). She died on February 20, 2015 in Westlake Village, California.
23. Sally Forrest
Actress | While the City Sleeps
Sally's parents were both amateur ballroom dancers, so it was no surprise when Sally developed an interest in dancing. She entered dance classes by the first grade and was signed by MGM upon her graduation from high school. In 1945, she moved with her parents to Hollywood, where Sally worked on the...
Director | Os Canibais
Manoel de Oliveira was born on December 11, 1908 in Oporto, Portugal as Manoel Candido Pinto de Oliveira. He was a director and writer, known for Os Canibais (1988), I'm Going Home (2001) and The Convent (1995). He was married to Maria Isabel Brandão de Meneses de Almeida Carvalhais. He died on ...
26. Richard LaSalle
Composer | Piranha
A composer, conductor, pianist and entertainer, Richard W. "Dick" LaSalle was educated at the University of Colorado. He wrote for radio in Denver, Colorado, and performed in area hotels as a pianist and orchestra leader between 1940 and 1955. He joined the American Society of Composers and ...
27. Jayne Meadows
Actress | City Slickers
One of four children born to missionaries from the United States, Jayne Meadows (nee Cotter) and her family returned to the US in the early 1930s wherein Jayne was forced to learn the English language, then speaking Chinese and other foreign languages only. She developed an early interest in acting...
28. Richard Bakalyan
Actor | Chinatown
Richard Bakalyan was born on January 29, 1931 in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Chinatown (1974), The Fox and the Hound (1981) and Von Ryan's Express (1965). He was married to Elizabeth Lena (Betty Lee) Baumann. He died on February 27, 2015 in Elmira, New York,...
29. Bruce Sinofsky
Director | Brother's Keeper
Bruce Sinofsky was born on March 31, 1956 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Bruce Jeffrey Sinofsky. He was a director and producer, known for Brother's Keeper (1992), Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) and Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996). He was married to Florence ...
30. Leonard Nimoy
Actor | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dora (Spinner) and Max Nimoy, who owned a barbershop. His parents were Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Raised in a tenement and acting in community theaters since age eight, Nimoy did not make his Hollywood debut until he was 20, with a bit ...
31. Dick Van Patten
Actor | Spaceballs
Dick Van Patten began acting as a child. He made his first of 27 Broadway appearances, at age seven, in "Tapestry in Grey". After, he appeared in many films, including Freaky Friday (1976), with Jodie Foster; Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) and Spaceballs (1987). His TV credits include his ...
32. Ron Moody
Actor | Oliver!
Equipped with a crooked, leering smirk and devilish gleam in his eye, the homely, yet beautifully expressive mug of actor Ron Moody will be most assuredly remembered for one signature role, despite the fact that the talented comedian had much, much more to offer. Carol Channing may have had her ...
33. Jerry Weintraub
Producer | The Avengers
Jerry Weintraub was born on September 26, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jerome Charles Weintraub. He was a producer and actor, known for The Avengers (1998), Behind the Candelabra (2013) and The Specialist (1994). He was married to Jane Morgan. He died on July 6, 2015 in Santa ...
34. Omar Sharif
Actor | Lawrence of Arabia
Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the title role in Doctor Zhivago (1965), was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt to Joseph Shalhoub, a lumber merchant, and his wife, Claire (Saada). Of Lebanese and ...
35. George Coe
Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon
George Coe was born on May 10, 1929 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as George Julian Cohen. He was an actor and producer, known for Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) and The Stepford Wives (1975). He was married to Susan Allsopp ...
36. Theodore Bikel
Actor | The Defiant Ones
Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as...
37. Bud Yorkin
Producer | Blade Runner 2049
Bud Yorkin was born on February 22, 1926 in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA as Alan David Yorkin. He was a producer and director, known for Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Blade Runner (1982) and An Evening with Fred Astaire (1958). He was married to Cynthia Sikes and Peg Yorkin. He died on August 18, 2015...
38. Wes Craven
Writer | A Nightmare on Elm Street
Wes Craven has become synonymous with genre bending and innovative horror, challenging audiences with his bold vision.
Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven. He had a midwestern suburban upbringing. His first feature film was The Last House on ...
41. Joan Leslie
Actress | Yankee Doodle Dandy
She was born of Irish ancestry as Joan Agnes Theresa Brodel, the daughter of an accountant and a pianist. She was educated at Catholic schools in Toronto, Montreal and Detroit. There were three sisters, her older siblings being Mary and Betty. Together, they made up a successful vaudeville act, the...
42. Melissa Mathison
Writer | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Melissa Mathison was born on June 3, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Melissa Marie Mathison. She was a writer and producer, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The BFG (2016) and Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). She was married to Harrison Ford. She died on November 4, 2015 in Los ...
43. Colin Welland
Writer | Chariots of Fire
In a career of over 30 years this Lancashire-born former art teacher has achieved great success in acting, both in television and film and writing, for television, film and stage.
His first film appearance is perhaps still his best-loved, the sympathetic Mr Farthing in Kes (1969), for which he won a...
44. Maureen O'Hara
Actress | The Quiet Man
In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made...
45. Elmo Williams
Editor | High Noon
Elmo Williams was born James Elmo Williams in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. Orphaned at 16, he attended schools in Oklahoma and New Mexico before moving to Los Angeles. In 1933 he struck up a relationship with film editor Merrill G. White, who hired Williams as his assistant on a business trip to England. ...
46. Robert Loggia
Actor | Big
Born and raised in New York City, Robert Loggia studied journalism at the University of Missouri before moving back to New York to pursue acting. He trained at the Actors Studio while doing stage work. From the late 1950s he was a familiar face on TV, usually as authoritative figures. Loggia also ...
47. Haskell Wexler
Cinematographer | Medium Cool
Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of ...
48. 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).
49. 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 ...
51. 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). ...
52. 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...
53. 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...
54. 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. ...
55. 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 ...
56. Colin Low
Director | Universe
Colin Low was born on July 24, 1926 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada as Colin Archibald Low. He was a producer and director, known for Universe (1960), City of Gold (1957) and The Winds of Fogo (1970). He was married to Eugenie. He died on February 24, 2016 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.