Date of Death between 2019-01-01 and 2019-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actor | Bonnie and Clyde
Cherubic, wispy-haired looks made his typecasting as impish or eccentric characters somehow inevitable. The pint-sized Michael J. Pollard was born the son of a bar manager of Polish ancestry in Passaic (New Jersey). He studied drama at the Actor's Studio (with a young Marilyn Monroe in the same ...
2. Godfrey Gao
Godfrey Gao was born on September 22, 1984 in Taiwan as Tsao Chih-Hsiang. He was an actor, known for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), The Jade Pendant (2017) and Toy Story 3 (2010). He died on November 27, 2019 in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China.
Actor | Mrs. Fletcher
Cameron Boyce was an American actor, with Afro-Caribbean and African-American descent. His paternal grandmother Jo Ann Allen was one of the "Clinton Twelve", the first African-Americans to attend an integrated high school in the Southern United States (specifically in Clinton, Tennessee).
In 1999, ...
4. 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 ...
5. 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 '...
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 ...
7. Rutger Hauer
Actor | Blade Runner
Blond, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a town in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He was the son of Teunke (Mellema) and ...
8. Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England, to Constance Elizabeth (Yeates) and Walter Henry Mayhew. Later resident in Texas, this former resident of Yorkshire, England, was working as a hospital attendant at the King's College Hospital in London when film producer Charles H. ...
Actor | Erin Brockovich
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 ...
10. Peggy Lipton
Actress | Twin Peaks
She was a groovy and sexy icon of the late hippie era. To millions of TV viewers she became familiar as the reformed juvenile delinquent, turned undercover cop, Julie Barnes. With her expressive brown eyes and trademark long blonde hair, sylphlike Peggy Lipton was one third of a streetwise urban ...
11. 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 ...
12. 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 ...
13. Lisa Sheridan
Actress | FreakyLinks
Lisa Sheridan was born on December 5, 1974 in Macon, Georgia. She spent her childhood running around in the woods - until she did her first play at the age of 11. Lisa studied in the conservatory program at Carnegie Mellon University, where she graduated with honors and won the Thomas Auclair ...
14. Peter Fonda
Actor | Easy Rider
Peter Henry Fonda was born in New York City, to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw. He is the brother of actress Jane Fonda and the father of actress Bridget Fonda. Fonda made his professional stage debut on Broadway in 1961 in Blood, Sweat and Stanley ...
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) ...
16. 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 ...
17. Stephanie Niznik
Actress | Star Trek: Insurrection
Stephanie Niznik was an American actress from Bangor, Maine. Her home city is the third-most populous city in Maine, and former center for the lumber and shipbuilding industries. She was born in 1967.
Niznik received a Master of Fine Arts from the Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina. ...
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 ...
19. John Witherspoon
Actor | Friday
John Witherspoon was born on January 27, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as John Weatherspoon. He was an actor, known for Friday (1995), Next Friday (2000) and Little Man (2006). He was married to Angela Robinson Witherspoon. He died on October 29, 2019 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.
20. Joan Staley
Actress | Hawaiian Eye
Joan Staley was born Joan McConchie on May 20, 1940 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and started taking violin lessons by the time she was three-years- old. Living in Los Angeles, her prodigious talent was obvious and she soon joined a baby orchestra in Los Angeles and, within a few years, became a Junior...
21. 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 ...
22. Bruno Ganz
Actor | Der Untergang
Bruno Ganz was an acclaimed Swiss actor who was a prominent figure in German language film and television for over fifty years. He is internationally renowned for portraying Adolf Hitler in the Academy Award-nominated film Downfall (2004).
Ganz was born in Zürich, to a Swiss mechanic father and a ...
23. Carol Lynley
Actress | The Poseidon Adventure
Blond, blue-eyed and with an attractively feline appeal, Carol Lynley began her professional career as Carolyn Lee. She learned ballet at the age of seven, became a successful child model at the age of ten (eventually working for the Sears & Roebuck department store in New York) and got her face ...
24. 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.
27. Russi Taylor
Actress | The Simpsons Movie
Russi Taylor was born on May 4, 1944 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Russell Taylor. She was an actress, known for The Simpsons Movie (2007), Babe (1995) and DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990). She was married to Wayne Allwine and Robert Taylor. She died on July 26, 2019 in ...
Actress | I Know Who Killed Me
Before launching her own professional acting career, Jane Galloway Heitz was a casting agent in Chicago. She helped launch the careers of Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Eric Stonestreet and Richard Kind.
Jane sold her casting agency in 1997 to focus on acting full-time.
She was married to ...
29. Dianne Foster
Actress | Night Passage
A curvaceous and comely lead and second lead actress of the 1950s and 1960s screen, Dianne Foster was born with the unlikely stage name of Olga Helen Laruska on October 31, 1928 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Of Ukrainian parentage, she began her stage career performing in high school plays and in ...
30. Diahann Carroll
Actress | Julia
One of television's premier African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York. The first child of John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel Faulk Johnson, a nurse; music ...
31. Sylvia Miles
Actress | Midnight Cowboy
Sylvia Miles was born on September 9, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Sylvia Sheinwald. She was an actress, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Wall Street (1987) and Evil Under the Sun (1982). She was married to Ted Brown, Gerald Price and William Myers. She died on June 12, 2019 in ...
32. Clive James
Producer | Collins and Maconie's Movie Club
While at Cambridge, Clive began a fruitful songwriting partnership with Pete Atkin. With Clive's lyrics and Pete's vocals and musical settings, they released six critically-acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful albums in the early 70s before Pete moved on to audio production at the BBC. Clive ...
33. Verna Bloom
Actress | National Lampoon's Animal House
Verna Bloom was born on August 7, 1938 in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA as Verna Frances Bloom. She was an actress, known for National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and High Plains Drifter (1973). She was married to Jay Cocks and Richard Collier. She died on January...
35. Denise Nickerson
Actress | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Denise Nickerson was best known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and as a member of the Short Circus on The Electric Company (1971). She left the acting business at the end of 1978, and she worked as a nurse since then. Now, she spends time at ...
36. 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 ...
37. Tim Conway
Actor | The Private Eyes
Funny man Tim Conway was born on December 15th, 1933 in Willoughby, Ohio, to Sophia (Murgoiu) and Daniel Conway, a pony groomer. He was a fraternity man at Bowling Green State University, served in the army, and started his career working for a radio station.
Conway got into comedy when he started ...
38. Georgia Engel
Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond
Georgia Engel was born on July 28, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Georgia Bright Engel. She was an actress, known for Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) and Open Season (2006). She died on April 12, 2019 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
39. Agnès Varda
Director | Sans toit ni loi
Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928 in Brussels, Belgium as Arlette Varda. She was a director and writer, known for Vagabond (1985), Faces Places (2017) and Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962). She was married to Jacques Demy. She died on March 29, 2019 in Paris, France.
41. 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, ...
42. Jonathan Miller
Producer | Cosi Fan Tutte
Jonathan Miller was born on July 21, 1934 in London, England as Jonathan Wolfe Miller. He was a writer and producer, known for Cosi Fan Tutte (1986), Sunday Night (1965) and Long Day's Journey Into Night (1987). He was married to Helen Rachel Collet. He died on November 27, 2019 in London.
43. Valerie Harper
Actress | Mary Tyler Moore
Making people laugh was only one facet of Valerie Harper's career, which extended from the stage to television and feature films. A native of Suffern, New York -- "I was born to suffer" -- Harper began her career as a dancer with the corps de ballet at Radio City Hall during its spectacular heyday....
44. Robert Evans
Producer | Chinatown
Robert Evans was born in New York City, to Florence (Krasne) and Archie Shapera, a dentist with a thriving practice in Harlem. His family was of Russian Jewish descent. He was raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side. He began his show-business career as a teenage radio act or. After flopping in his ...
45. Morgan Woodward
Actor | Cool Hand Luke
Craggy-faced, athletic veteran character actor who played hard-bitten or menacing types in numerous westerns and crime dramas. One of five brothers, Woodward grew up in Arlington, Texas. He had a keen interest in aviation early on and took flying lessons from 1941, getting his pilot's license and ...
46. Charles Levin
Actor | The Golden Child
Charles Levin was born on March 12, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Charles Herbert Levin. He was an actor, known for The Golden Child (1986), Manhattan (1979) and Annie Hall (1977). He was married to Katherine De Hetre. He died in July 2019 in Selma, Oregon, USA.
47. Bill Macy
Actor | The Jerk
Bill Macy was born on May 18, 1922 in Revere, Massachusetts, USA as Wolf Martin Garber. He was an actor, known for The Jerk (1979), Maude (1972) and Analyze This (1999). He was married to Samantha Harper and Judith Janus. He died on October 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
48. Freddie Jones
Actor | Dune
British character actor Freddie Jones came to the acting profession after ten years of working as a laboratory assistant and acting in amateur theater on the side. To kick off his mid-life career change, Jones attended Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in Kent, England, on a scholarship. He ...
49. Bibi Andersson
Actress | Persona
Her artistic dreams came early in life and were further supported by her older sister Gerd Andersson who became a ballet dancer at the Royal Opera and made her acting debut in 1951. Bibi, on the other side, had to make do with bit parts and commercials. She debuted in Dum-Bom (1953), playing ...
50. John Singleton
Writer | Boyz n the Hood
Son of Danny Singleton, a mortgage broker, and Sheila Ward, a pharmaceutical company sales executive, and raised in separate households by his unmarried parents, John Singleton attended the Film Writing Program at USC, after graduating from high school in 1986. While studying there, he won three ...