Celebrities who died in 2018

by thomaslevesque1992 | created - 30 Jan 2018 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

1. Jon Paul Steuer

Actor | Grace Under Fire

Jon Paul "JP" Steuer began his acting career at age 4, and it was clear even then that here was a natural entertainer. Born and raised in Escondido, California, Jon made his acting debut on the television series Day by Day (1988), on which he played the role of Scotty Gilbert. He appeared on Star ...

2. Frank Buxton

Actor | Overboard

Born in Wellesley, MA, USA, Buxton grew up in Larchmont, NY, USA, graduated from Northwestern University (BS) and Syracuse University (MS). After service in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, he worked in local television as a producer-director in Buffalo, N.Y. and Chicago, IL and then began his ...

3. Jerry Van Dyke

Actor | Coach

He has that same genuine likability factor, owns that same trademark lantern jaw and is just as appealing and gifted as his older brother, Dick Van Dyke, but, for decades, Jerry Van Dyke had to bear the brunt of his brother's overwhelming shadow. The comic actor was born six years younger than Dick...

4. Carole Hart

Producer | For the Next 7 Generations

Carole Hart was born on April 30, 1943 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA as Carole Ruth Strickler. She was a producer and writer, known for For the Next 7 Generations (2009), Hot Hero Sandwich (1979) and Free to Be... You & Me (1974). She was married to Bruce Hart. She died on January 5, 2018 in ...

5. Doug Young

Actor | The Yogi Bear Show

Doug Young was born on December 21, 1919 in Arkansas, USA as Douglas Hiram Young. He was an actor, known for The Yogi Bear Show (1961), The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958) and Quick Draw McGraw (1959). He was married to Eileene Mary McKay. He died on January 7, 2018 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

6. Marion Zinser

Actress | The Skeleton Key

Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19, 2018: Prominent New Orleans actress Marion Zinser made her final exit on Monday, January 8, 2018. She was 92 years old. Mrs. Zinser was a native and lifelong resident of the city. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, local ...

7. Donnelly Rhodes

Actor | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, Donnelly Rhodes trained to be a warden in the National Park Service in Manitoba and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an airman-mechanic before finally settling into his long and successful career as an actor. Rhodes studied at the Royal Manitoba Theatre ...

8. John Thompson

Producer | Brooklyn's Finest

John Thompson was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a producer and assistant director, known for Brooklyn's Finest (2009), Criminal (2016) and Hellboy (2019). He was married to Tatiana Thompson. He died on January 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. Terence Marsh

Art_director | Doctor Zhivago

Terence Marsh was born on November 14, 1931 in London, England. He is known for his work on Doctor Zhivago (1965), The Hunt for Red October (1990) and Oliver! (1968). He was married to Sandra Marsh and Lorna Wrapson. He died on January 9, 2018 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

10. Doreen Tracey

Actress | Westward Ho, the Wagons!

Doreen Tracey was born on April 3, 1943 in St Pancras, London, England as Doreen Isabelle Tracey. She was an actress, known for Westward Ho, the Wagons! (1956), Annette (1958) and The Donna Reed Show (1958). She was married to Robert A Washburn. She died on January 10, 2018 in Thousand Oaks, ...

11. Hugh Wilson

Writer | Blast from the Past

Hugh Wilson was born on August 24, 1943 in Miami, Florida, USA as Hugh Hamilton Wilson Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Blast from the Past (1999), WKRP in Cincinnati (1978) and Frank's Place (1987). He was married to Charters Smith. He died on January 14, 2018 in Charlottesville, ...

12. Dorothy Malone

Actress | Written on the Wind

The blonde, sultry, dreamy-eyed beauty of Dorothy Malone, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, took some time before it made an impact with American film-going audiences. But once she did, she played it for all it was worth in her one chance Academy Award-winning "bad girl" performance, a role quite ...

13. Olivia Cole

Actress | Roots

Olivia Cole was born on November 26, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She was an actress, known for Roots (1977), Backstairs at the White House (1979) and Something About Amelia (1984). She was married to Richard Venture. She died on January 19, 2018 in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

14. Connie Sawyer

Actress | Dumb and Dumber

Connie Sawyer was born on November 27, 1912 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA as Rosie Cohen. She was an actress, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Pineapple Express (2008) and Out of Sight (1998). She was married to Marshall Schacker. She died on January 21, 2018 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

15. Robert Arthur

Actor | Ace in the Hole

Robert Arthur was born on June 18, 1925 in Aberdeen, Washington, USA as Robert Paul Arthaud. He was an actor, known for Ace in the Hole (1951), Twelve O'Clock High (1949) and Mother Wore Tights (1947). He died on October 1, 2008 in Aberdeen.

16. Ezra Swerdlow

Producer | Zombieland

Ezra Swerdlow was born on March 2, 1953 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, USA as Ezra N. Swerdlow. He was a producer and production manager, known for Zombieland (2009), Spaceballs (1987) and The Equalizer (2014). He was married to Lindsey Hicks. He died on January 23, 2018 in Boston, ...

17. Lari White

Actress | Cast Away

Lari White was born on May 13, 1965 in Dunedin, Florida, USA as Lari Michele White. She was an actress, known for Cast Away (2000), Big Eden (2000) and No Regrets (2004). She was married to Chuck Cannon. She died on January 23, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

18. John Morris

Music_department | Blazing Saddles

John Morris was born on October 18, 1926 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA as John Leonard Morris. He is known for his work on Blazing Saddles (1974), The Elephant Man (1980) and Coach (1989). He was married to Francesca Bosetti. He died on January 25, 2018 in Red Hook, New York, USA.

19. Mark Salling

Actor | Glee

Known for starring as musically-inclined football player Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the show Glee (2009), Mark Wayne Salling was born in Dallas, Texas. He was the younger of two children of Condy Sue (Wherry), a school secretary, and John Robert Salling, Jr., an accountant. He was home-schooled at an...

20. Cyrus Yavneh

Producer | 24

Cyrus Yavneh was born on October 14, 1942. He was a producer and production manager, known for 24 (2001), The Arrival (1996) and Baby (2000). He died on January 25, 2018 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

21. Rasual Butler

Actor | Think Like a Man

Rasual Butler was born on May 23, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Think Like a Man (2012) and Trina Feat. Kelly Rowland: Here We Go (2005). He died on January 31, 2018 in Studio City, California, USA.

22. Leah LaBelle

Actress | Pharrell Williams: Happy

Leah LaBelle, born Leah Vladowski on 8 September 1986 in Toronto, Canada, was the only child of Troshan and Anastasia Vladowski. Troshan and Anastasia, musicians and immigrants to the United States, defected from communist Bulgaria during a tour of Western Europe in 1979 at the height of success ...

23. Benjamin Melniker

Producer | National Treasure

Benjamin Melniker was born on May 25, 1913 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on National Treasure (2004), The Spirit (2008) and Batman Begins (2005). He was married to Shirley Gross and Jean Brody. He died on February 26, 2018 in Roslyn Harbor, Long Island, New York, USA.

24. John C. Mula

Production_designer | Dinosaurs

Won an Emmy Award for his work on Dinosaurs (1991).

25. Bud Luckey

Actor | The Incredibles

Bud Luckey was born on July 28, 1934 in Billings, Montana, USA as William Everett Luckey. He is known for his work on The Incredibles (2004), Winnie the Pooh (2011) and Toy Story 3 (2010). He died on February 24, 2018 in Newtown, Connecticut, USA.

26. Lewis Gilbert

Director | Alfie

Lewis Gilbert was a British film director, producer and screenwriter best known for Alfie (1966), as well as three James Bond films: You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).

He also directed Reach for the Sky (1956), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Educating Rita (...

27. Billy Graham

Actor | The Mighty Fortress

Billy Graham was arguably the most successful Christian evangelist in the world. He was born William Franklin Graham, Jr., on Monday, November 7th, 1918 (just four before Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11th, 1918) on a dairy farm near Charlotte, North Carolina, to Morrow (Coffey) and William ...

28. Nanette Fabray

Actress | Harper Valley P.T.A.

A sparkling, entertaining, highly energetic presence ever since her early days (from age 4) as a singing and tap dancing child vaudevillian, Nanette Fabray was once billed as "Baby Nanette".

She was born in San Diego, California, to Louisiana-born parents, Lily Agnes (McGovern) and Raoul Bernard ...

29. Sridevi

Actress | English Vinglish

Sridevi was born on August 13, 1963 in her father's hometown of Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. Her mother was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. So Sridevi grew up speaking Telugu and Tamil. She has a sister named Srilatha and a stepbrother named Satish. Her dad passed away during the year 1991, while ...

30. Emma Chambers

Actress | Notting Hill

Emma was born Emma Gwynedd Mary Chambers born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire in 1964 to John, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, and Noelle (nee Strange). The family moved around and, while attending St Swithun's school, Winchester, Chambers acted in Winchester college productions - saying...

31. Marty Allen

Actor | Night Gallery

Marty Allen was born on March 23, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Morton David Alpern. He was an actor, known for Night Gallery (1969), The Naked Face (1984) and Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein (1974). He was married to Karon Kate Blackwell and Lorraine 'Frenchy' Trydelle. He...

32. Daryle Singletary

Self | Touched by an Angel

Daryle Singletary was born in 1971 in Cairo, Georgia, USA as Daryle Bruce Singletary. He was married to Holly Mercer and Kerry Harvick. He died on February 12, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

33. Vic Damone

Soundtrack | Payback

At fourteen he worked as an usher at the NYC Paramount Theatre. His father was an electrician who played guitar and his mother taught piano. Damone attended PS 163 and sang in St. Finbar's choir and later attended the Alexander Hamilton Vocational High School and then Lafayette High School in ...

34. Jan Maxwell

Actress | BrainDead

Jan Maxwell was born on November 20, 1956 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA as Janice Elaine Maxwell. She is known for her work on BrainDead (2016), An Unfinished Life (2005) and Gossip Girl (2007). She was married to Robert Emmet Lunney. She died on February 11, 2018 in New York City, New York, USA.

35. Reg E. Cathey

Actor | Fantastic Four

Born into a military family in Huntsville, Alabama -- his father was an army vet who had served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, while his mother held a somewhat mysterious job in the Department of Defence -- Reg E. Cathey spent much of his early childhood living on a rural farmhouse in Germany....

36. John Gavin

Actor | Psycho

John Gavin, the American film and TV actor, businessman and diplomat who was Ronald Reagan's first Ambassador to Mexico, was born Juan Vincent Apablasa in Los Angeles, California.

The future "Jack" Gavin was a fifth-generation Angeleno, the son of Delia Diana Pablos and Juan Vincent Apablasa, and ...

37. Jóhann Jóhannsson

Composer | Sicario

Jóhann Jóhannsson was born on September 19, 1969 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He was a composer, known for Sicario (2015), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Prisoners (2013). He died on February 9, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

38. Marie Gruber

Actress | Das Leben der Anderen

Marie Gruber was born on June 11, 1955 in Wuppertal, Germany. She was an actress, known for The Lives of Others (2006), The Reader (2008) and A Ship Is Coming (2003). She died on February 8, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

39. Mickey Jones

Actor | Starman

Mickey Jones was born on June 10, 1941 in Houston, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Starman (1984), Total Recall (1990) and Sling Blade (1996). He was married to Phyllis Jean Starr and Sandra Joel Davis. He died on February 7, 2018 in Simi Valley, California, USA.

40. John Mahoney

Actor | Frasier

John Mahoney was an award-winning American actor. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, the seventh of eight children of Margaret and Reg, a baker. His family was evacuated to the sea-side resort to avoid the Nazi bombing of their native Manchester. The Mancunian Mahoneys eventually ...

41. Irina Sanpiter

Actress | Ekipazh

Irina Sanpiter was born on December 17, 1957 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Irina Igorevna Sanpiter. She was an actress, known for Ekipazh (1980), I ragazzi di celluloide (1981) and Nata d'amore (1984). She died on February 4, 2018 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

42. Steven Bochco

Writer | Hill Street Blues

Attended Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie-Mellon U) as a playwriting major. Barbara Bosson, Michael Tucker, Bruce Weitz and Charles Haid were classmates; he and Tucker drove cross-country to Hollywood for full-time jobs at Universal, where Bochco would remain for 12 years. In 1978, he moved to MTM ...

43. Delores Taylor

Actress | Billy Jack

Delores Taylor was born on September 27, 1932 in Winner, South Dakota, USA as Delores Judith Taylor. She was an actress and producer, known for Billy Jack (1971), Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977) and The Trial of Billy Jack (1974). She was married to Tom Laughlin. She died on March 23, 2018 in ...

45. Erwin C. Dietrich

Producer | Gefangene Frauen

Erwin C. Dietrich was the most successful and influential movie "entrepreneur" in Switzerland for decades. Already in his teenage years he was interested in movies and observed all happenings in Hollywood from his home in St. Gallen. He quit his dream of becoming an actor rather early on and ...

46. Jim Bowen

Self | Bullseye

Jim Bowen is an English actor, stand-up comedian and TV personality.

He is best known as the long-time host of the ITV game show Bullseye, which he hosted from its beginning in September 1981 until the end of its 14th series in July 1995.

Bowen has also appeared in TV dramas and comedies. He played a...

47. Stephen Hawking

Actor | Star Trek: The Next Generation

Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of ...

48. Robert Scheerer

Director | The Danny Kaye Show

Robert Scheerer was born on December 28, 1928 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. He was a director and producer, known for The Danny Kaye Show (1963), Fame (1982) and Live From Lincoln Center (1976). He was married to Denise Scheerer and Nina. He died on March 3, 2018 in Valley Village, California.

49. Paul Junger Witt

Producer | Dead Poets Society

Paul Junger Witt was born on March 20, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Dead Poets Society (1989), The Golden Girls (1985) and Three Kings (1999). He was married to Susan Harris and Ann Elizabeth McLaughlin. He died on April 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, ...

50. Pamela Gidley

Actress | Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Born in Methuen, Massachusetts and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire, Pamela was the only girl among four older brothers. After high school, she moved to New York and was discovered by a modeling agent while walking down a Manhattan street and soon afterwards, she won the Wilhemina Modeling Agency's ...

51. Michael Anderson

Director | Logan's Run

London-born Michael Anderson began his career in films as an office boy at Elstree studios. By 1938, he had progressed up the ladder to become assistant director for distinguished film makers Noël Coward, David Lean and Anthony Asquith. Shortly after, during wartime with the Royal Signals Corps (...

52. Arthur B. Rubinstein

Composer | WarGames

Arthur B. Rubinstein was born on March 31, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on WarGames (1983), Stakeout (1987) and Nick of Time (1995). He was married to Barbara Ferris. He died on April 23, 2018 in the USA.

53. Verne Troyer

Actor | The Love Guru

With a decades-long career as an actor and stuntman, Verne Troyer was best known for playing "Mini-Me," Dr. Evil's smaller and more concentrated pure evil protégé, in the hit comedies Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), and for his role in Harry ...

54. Avicii

Soundtrack | How to Be Single

Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii, was a Swedish DJ and producer who worked on live concerts. In 2011, his single ''Levels'' was on the 100 billboard chart. He was also known for ''Hey Brother''. He sometimes appeared on Radio 1's Pete Tong show. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and died in ...

55. Bruno Sammartino

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Bruno Sammartino was born on October 6, 1935 in Pizzoferrato, Abruzzo, Italy as Bruno Laopardo Franceso Sammartino. He was an actor, known for WWE SmackDown Live (1999), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He was married to Carol Teyssier. He died on April 18, 2018 in ...

56. Harry Anderson

Actor | Night Court

Harry Anderson was born on October 14, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA as Harry Laverne Anderson. He was an actor, known for Night Court (1984), It (1990) and Tales from the Crypt (1989). He was married to Elizabeth Morgan and Leslie Pollack. He died on April 16, 2018 in Asheville, North ...

57. R. Lee Ermey

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did ...

58. Milos Forman

Director | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in ...

59. Barbara Bush

Self | Convention '92

Barbara Bush was born on June 8, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as Barbara Pierce. She was married to George Bush. She died on April 17, 2018 in Houston, Texas, USA.

60. Chuck McCann

Actor | DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp

A third-generation performer and the son of a singing band leader, Chuck McCann was already a show business veteran by age eleven. Born in Brooklyn, he began his career as a child actor on radio, and by the age of nineteen had appeared on The Steve Allen Show (1951). He performed on several ...

61. Isao Takahata

Director | Hotaru no haka

Isao Takahata was born on October 29, 1935 in Ise, Mie, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Grave of the Fireflies (1988), The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013) and Only Yesterday (1991). He died on April 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

62. Soon-Tek Oh

Actor | Mulan

Born in Mokpo, Korea (at the time under Imperial Japanese rule), actor Soon-Teck Oh (or Soon-Tek Oh or Soon-Taik Oh) came to the United States in 1959, studied at UCLA and trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Long associated with the versatile Los Angeles' East-West Players theatre company, Oh ...

63. Fredric Arnold

Actor | The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Fredric Arnold was born on January 23, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), Lost Angels (1989) and The Seventh Sign (1988). He was married to Natalie Barbara Merriam. He died on May 28, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

64. Cornelia Frances

Actress | Home and Away

Cornelia Frances was born on April 7, 1941 in Liverpool, England as Cornelia Frances Zulver. She was an actress, known for Home and Away (1988), Sons and Daughters (1982) and Return to Snowy River (1988). She was married to Michael Eastland. She died on May 28, 2018 in Sydney, New South Wales, ...

65. Philip Roth

Writer | The Human Stain

Philip Roth was born on March 18, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Philip Milton Roth. He was a writer and actor, known for The Human Stain (2003), Indignation (2016) and American Pastoral (2016). He was married to Claire Bloom and Margaret Martinson. He died on May 22, 2018 in Manhattan, New ...

66. Allyn Ann McLerie

Actress | Calamity Jane

A talented actress, dancer and singer with a long history on Broadway and in Hollywood, McLerie retired in 1993.

Born in Canada and reared in Brooklyn, where she attended Fort Hamilton High School. She was married to actor George Gaynes for over 60 years, until his death in 2016. They had two ...

67. Clint Walker

Actor | The Dirty Dozen

Clint Walker was born Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, southwestern Illinois, to Gladys Huldah (Schwanda), a Czech immigrant, and Paul Arnold Walker, who was from Arkansas. Walker almost single-handedly started the western craze on TV in the 1950s as Cheyenne Bodie in Cheyenne (1955). Growing up ...

68. Patricia Morison

Actress | Dressed to Kill

Woefully misused while in her prime screen years at Paramount during the late '30s and '40s, Patricia Morison, lovely and exotic with Rapunzel-like long, dark hair, nevertheless became a star in her own right -- as a supremely talented diva on the singing stage. Born on March 19, 1915, in New York ...

69. Joseph Campanella

Actor | Mannix

Gaunt, wavy-haired Sicilian-American character actor Joseph Campanella seemed to pop up in just about every second TV series and telemovie of the 1960s and 70s. A tireless veteran of stage and screen, he remained very much in demand well into his eighties. His younger brother Frank was also an ...

70. Tom Wolfe

Writer | The Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe was born on March 2, 1930 in Richmond, Virginia, USA as Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. He was a writer, known for The Right Stuff (1983), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) and The Right Stuff. He was married to Sheila Berger. He died on May 14, 2018 in New York, USA.

71. Margot Kidder

Actress | Superman

Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...

72. Anne V. Coates

Editor | In the Line of Fire

After harrowing experiences as a nurse at Sir Archibald McIndoe's pioneering plastic surgery hospital in East Grinstead, Anne Coates started to fulfil her long-held ambition to be a film director with a company called Religious Films. The work consisted of patching up prints of devotional shorts ...

73. Robert Little

Producer | Tsotsi

The Little Film Company-owned by Robbie and Ellen Little-is a worldwide motion picture sales and marketing company which also finances, executive produces and distributes independent motion pictures. In addition, The Little Film Company also consults for diverse media companies.

Films which the ...

74. John Altamura

Actor | The Toxic Avenger Part II

John Altamura was an actor, known for The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989), The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989) and The Opponent (1988). He died on May 4, 2018 in the USA.

75. Jimmy Nickerson

Stunts | Star Trek: First Contact

Jimmy Nickerson was born on September 18, 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Waterworld (1995) and Volcano (1997). He died on May 4, 2018.

76. Matt Cappotelli

Actor | Clancy Once Again

Matt Cappotelli was born on November 12, 1979 in Caledonia, New York, USA as Matthew Lee Cappotelli. He was an actor, known for Clancy Once Again (2017), WWE Raw (1993) and WWE Vengeance (2003). He was married to Lindsay Seeders. He died on June 29, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

77. Liliane Montevecchi

Actress | How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Paris-born entertainer Liliane Montevecchi first put on ballet shoes at the age of 9. Nine years later, she became prima ballerina in Roland Petit's ballet company. Hollywood took a sudden interest in her in the early 1950s along with other foreign-born ballet dancers such as Leslie Caron, Zizi ...

78. Harlan Ellison

Writer | The Twilight Zone

Author Harlan Ellison was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Serita (Rosenthal) and Louis Laverne Ellison. He had an older sister, Beverly. Harlan was married five times. He lived in Sherman Oaks at "Ellison Wonderland". He had the same address and phone number for decades, was a non-smoker and ...

79. Joe Jackson

Producer | The Jacksons

Joseph Walter Jackson was born in Fountain Hill, Arkansas, to Crystal Lee (King) and Samuel Jackson, a schoolteacher. Raised during the Depression in Oakland, California, Jackson learned the importance of work at an early age. In the 1950s, he formed and played guitar with his band with his brother...

80. Steven Hilliard Stern

Director | Lo B'Yom V'Lo B'Layla

Steven H. Stern received his degree from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He began his career at the CBC, branching out into every aspect of the Canadian entertainment industry. In Los Angeles he started out working at MGM Studios directing commercials but quickly made the transition to ...

81. Deanna Lund

Actress | Hammerhead

Deanna Lund is best known for her role as "Valerie Scott" in the two-season cult series of the 1960s: Land of the Giants (1968), produced by Irwin Allen.

Irwin Allen cast Lund in the series, when he saw her in a recently made motion picture. Lund started out as the bad girl of the series, getting ...

82. Leon White

Actor | Fist of the North Star

Leon White was born on May 14, 1955 in Lynwood, California, USA as Leon Allen White. He was an actor, known for Fist of the North Star (1995), Baywatch (1989) and NWA World Championship Wrestling: Saturday Edition (1985). He was married to Debra Rankin. He died on June 18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, ...

84. Leslie Grantham

Actor | EastEnders

Leslie Grantham was born on April 30, 1947 in Camberwell, London, England as Leslie Michael Grantham. He was an actor and producer, known for EastEnders (1985), The Uninvited (1997) and Doctor Who (1963). He was married to Jane Laurie. He died on June 15, 2018 in Kensington, London.

85. D.J. Fontana

Actor | From Nashville with Music

D.J. Fontana was born on March 15, 1931 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA as Dominic Joseph Fontana. He was an actor, known for From Nashville with Music (1969), Tupelove (2012) and Elvis & June: A Love Story (2002). He was married to Karen Arrington and Barbara Tullier. He died on June 13, 2018 in...

87. Neal E. Boyd

Self | Live with Regis and Kathie Lee

Neal E. Boyd was born on November 18, 1975 in Missouri, USA as Neal Evans Boyd. He died on June 10, 2018 in Sikeston, Missouri.

88. Anthony Bourdain

Producer | Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City, to Gladys (Sacksman), an NYT staff editor, and Pierre Bourdain, a Columbia Records executive. He attended The Englewood School for Boys in New Jersey and Vassar College (for two years), and was a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. He began his...

89. Alan O'Neill

Actor | Sons of Anarchy

Alan O'Neill was born in 1971 in Ireland as Michael Alan O'Neill. He was an actor, known for Sons of Anarchy (2008), Rebel Heart (2001) and Fair City (1989). He died on June 6, 2018 in Toluca Lake, California, USA.

90. Kate Spade

Actress | Just Shoot Me!

Kate Brosnahan was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1962. She majored in journalism at Arizona State University (ASU), where she met her future husband, architect Andy Spade. After college, she worked in the accessories and art departments of Mademoiselle, eventually becoming senior fashion editor...

91. Kent McCray

Production_manager | Little House on the Prairie

Kent McCray was born on June 7, 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Kent Baldwin McCray. He was a production manager and producer, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), Alias Jesse James (1959) and Bonanza (1959). He was married to Susan McCray. He died on June 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, ...

92. William Phipps

Actor | The War of the Worlds

In the early days of 1950s science-fiction, one of the first people to become identified with the genre was actor William Phipps. Aside from furnishing the voice of Prince Charming in Disney's cartoon classic Cinderella (1950), Phipps also hid his boyish face beneath a beard as the star of Arch ...

93. Richard H. Kline

Cinematographer | King Kong

Born in Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 1926, Kline, with the help of his dad, landed a job in the camera department at Columbia Pictures after he graduated from high school in 1943. He worked as a slate boy on Cover Girl (1944), starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly. Richard is the fourth member of my ...

94. Charlotte Rae

Actress | The Facts of Life

Charlotte Rae was born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was raised on a farm, the middle daughter of three sisters, between Beverly and Mimi. Her parents, Esther (Ottenstein) and Meyer Lubotsky, were Russian Jewish immigrants. Rae wanted to be a dramatic actress, ...

95. Herbert King

Actor | Nuevo rico, nuevo pobre

Herbert King was an actor, known for Nuevo rico, nuevo pobre (2007), Juego limpio (2005) and Loving Pablo (2017). He died on August 2, 2018 in Bogotá, Colombia.

96. Rick Genest

Actor | 47 Ronin

Rick Genest was born on August 7, 1985 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He was an actor and producer, known for 47 Ronin (2013), In Faustian Fashion (2013) and Carny (2009). He died on August 1, 2018 in Montréal.

97. Jon Schnepp

Director | The ABCs of Death

Jon Schnepp was born on May 16, 1967 in the USA as Jonathan David Schnepp. He is known for his work on The ABCs of Death (2012), The Removers (2001) and Nerd Hunter 3004 (2004). He died on July 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

98. Gillian Lynne

The Phantom of the Opera

Gillian Lynne was born on February 20, 1926 in Bromley, Kent, England as Gillian Barbara Pyrke. She is known for her work on The Phantom of the Opera (2004), National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). She was married to Peter Land and Patrick Back. She died on ...

99. Ed Schultz

Actor | The Campaign

Ed Schultz was born on January 27, 1954 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Edward Andrew Schultz. He was an actor, known for The Campaign (2012), Warehouse 13 (2009) and The Ed Show (2009). He was married to Wendy Noack and Maureen Zimmerman. He died on July 5, 2018 in Washington, District of Columbia, ...

100. Alan Johnson

Producer | History of the World: Part I

Alan Johnson was born on February 18, 1937 in Eddystone, Pennsylvania, USA as Alan Scott Johnson. He is known for his work on History of the World: Part I (1981), The Producers (1967) and Blazing Saddles (1974). He died on July 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.



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