People who died in plane crashes

by runefromnorway | created - 13 Feb 2018 | updated - 01 Mar 2018 | Public

Aviation accident victims, also including helicopter, hot air balloons and other forms of flying machines or devices.

1. Michael deGruy

Cinematographer | The Blue Planet

Michael deGruy was born on December 29, 1951 in Mobile, Alabama, USA. He is known for his work on The Blue Planet (2001), National Geographic Explorer (1985) and Predators (2000). He was married to Mimi Armstrong DeGruy. He died on February 4, 2012 in Jaspers Brush, New South Wales, Australia.

1951-2012 (60 years old)

Died in a helicopter crash near the town of Berry in New South Wales, Australia.

Other victims: Filmmaker Andrew Wight.

2. Andrew Wight

Producer | Sanctum

Andrew Wight was an Australian underwater explorer and film maker. Andrew began his career in agricultural science and worked in scientific research. He was a respected scuba and cave diving instructor, commercial helicopter pilot and farmer. Australian Adventurer of the Year medal winner (...

1959-2012 (52 years old)

Died in a helicopter crash near the town of Berry in New South Wales, Australia.

Other victims: Filmmaker Mike deGruy.

3. Aaliyah

Soundtrack | Romeo Must Die

Talented. Beautiful. Modest. These three words described R&B singer-turned-actress Aaliyah perfectly.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Diane (Hankerson) and Michael Haughton. Her uncle was music manager Barry Hankerson and her brother is director Rashad Haughton. Aaliyah was ...

1979-2001 (22 years old)

Died in a crash with a Cessna 402B airplane at the Marsh Harbour Airport in Abaco Islands, Bahamas.

4. José Carlos Pace

Transportation_department | Bobby Deerfield

One of Brazil's first great racing drivers, Pace was a contemporary and friend of countryman and two-time world champion Emerson Fittipaldi. Pace began racing in the 1960s and won three straight Brazilian national championships before moving to Europe to compete in the Formula 3 series. A versatile...

1944-1977 (32 years old)

Died in a crash with a private light aircraft near Sao Paulo, Brazil.

5. Phillips Holmes

Actor | Men Must Fight

A future in movies for this fair-haired, fresh-faced young adult of the 1930s was by no means certain at the time of his untimely death in a mid-air plane collision. Hints of the All-American leading man promise Phillips Holmes managed to convey during the early to mid decade, particularly in the ...

1907-1942 (35 years old)

Died in a mid-air collision with military planes over northwest Ontario, Canada.

6. Marie-Soleil Tougas

Actress | L'homme idéal

Marie-Soleil Tougas was born on May 3, 1970 in St.-Hilaire, Québec, Canada. She was an actress, known for L'homme idéal (1996), Chambres en ville (1989) and Peau de banane (1982). She died on August 10, 1997 in Kuujjuaq, Québec.

1970-1997 (27 years old)

Died in a crash with a Cessna 180K airplane near Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Canada.

Other victims: Filmmaker Jean-Claude Lauzon.

7. Jean-Claude Lauzon

Director | Un zoo la nuit

Lauzon came from a humble family and he worked in many different jobs, until he obtained a title in Communications, and went to Los Angeles to study cinema, in the late 70s. He made some shortcuts, the majority of which received awards, and then two films which also won many prizes and established ...

1953-1997 (43 years old)

Died in a crash with a Cessna 180K airplane near Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Canada.

Other victims: Actress Marie-Soleil Tougas.

8. Subhas Chandra Bose

Subhas Chandra Bose was born on January 23, 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa Division, Bengal Presidency, British India. He died on August 17, 1945 in Taipei, Taiwan.

1897-1945 (48 years old)

Died of third-degree burns after a crash with a Japanese bomber plane in Taihoku, Taiwan.

9. Po-lin Chi

Camera_department | Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above

Once a public servant, CHI Po-lin served as an aerial photographer in the Taiwan Area National Expressway Engineering Bureau (TANEEB). In his spare time, he devotes himself to record digital aerial images of Taiwan's environment.

Following Typhoon Morakot's catastrophic rampage through Taiwan in ...

1964-2017 (52 years old)

Died in a helicopter crash in Fengbin, Taiwan.

10. Carlos Gardel

Soundtrack | True Lies

Known as El Zorzal Criollo, the songbird of Buenos Aires, Carlos Gardel is a legendary figure in Uruguay and Argentina. He was born on December 11st, 1890, in Toulouse (France). His place of birth have been claimed by the Uruguayans and Argentinians, however, his Birth Certificate and his Will ...

1890-1935 (44 years old)

Died in an airplane crash in Medellín, Colombia.

Other victims: Lyricist Alfredo Le Pera, guitarist Ángel Domingo Riverol

11. Grace Moore

Actress | One Night of Love

Grace Moore, the internationally famous star of the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, motion pictures, radio and recordings, was born December 5, 1898, in Del Río near Newport, Tennessee. Her family moved to Jellico when she was a young girl. She attended Jellico High School where she was captain of ...

1898-1947 (48 years old)

Died in an airplane crash near the airport in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Other victims: Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, actress Gerda Neumann.

12. Camelia

Actress | Akher kedba

Camelia was born on December 13, 1919 in Alexandria, Egypt as Camelia Lilliane Victor Cohen. She was an actress, known for Akher kedba (1950), Shari al-bahlawan (1949) and Some Are Bright (1950). She died on August 31, 1950 in El Buhayra, Egypt.

1929-1950 (20 years old)

Died in a plane crash in El Buhayra, Egypt.

13. Michèle Verly

Actress | Monte Cristo

Michèle Verly was born on July 19, 1909 in Paris, France as Michèle Armande Houillon. She was an actress, known for Monte Cristo (1929), La maison des hommes vivants (1929) and The Soul of France (1928). She died on March 3, 1952 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

1909-1952 (42 years old)

Died in a crash with an Air France SNCASE Languedoc plane on take-off from the airport in Nice, France.

Other victims: Shipowner John Emlyn-Jones, actress Lise Topart, dancer Harriet Toby.

14. Soundarya

Actress | Aapthamitra

Soundarya was born on July 18, 1972 in Bangalore, Mysore State, India as Sowmya Satyanarayan. She was an actress and producer, known for Aapthamitra (2004), Dweepa (2002) and Anthahpuram (1998). She was married to Raghu Sridhar. She died on April 17, 2004 in Jakkur Airfield, Bangalore, Karnataka, ...

1972-2004 (31 years old)

Died in a plane crash on a university campus in Bengaluru, India.

15. Daniel Balavoine

Soundtrack | Laurence Anyways

Daniel Balavoine was born on February 5, 1952 in Alençon, Orne, France. He died on January 14, 1986 in Mali.

1952-1986 (33 years old)

Died in a helicopter crash after a desert storm in Gourma-Rharous, Mali.

Other victims: Motorcycle racer Thierry Sabine, helicopter pilot and humanitarian François-Xavier Bagnoud.

16. Pedro Infante

Actor | Tizoc (Amor indio)

Undoubtedly, Pedro Infante was, and still is, the idol of Mexico. Because of his movies (59 including 55 leading roles and four cameos), records (366 songs recorded between 1943 and 1956) and public appearances in Mexico and Latin America, Infante became a star and the most beloved human being in ...

1917-1957 (39 years old)

Died in a B-24 Liberator cargo plane crash in Mérida, Mexico. Infante was co-piloting the plane.

17. Jenni Rivera

Actress | Filly Brown

Dolores Janney "Jenni" Rivera was a Mexican-American actress, singer-songwriter, T.V. producer, spokesperson, philanthropist & entrepreneur known for her work within the banda and norteña music genres. She began recording in 1992, and her recordings often have themes of social issues, infidelity & ...

1969-2012 (43 years old)

Died in a crash with a Learjet 25 business plane near Iturbide, Mexico.

18. Pablo Santos

Actor | Greetings from Tucson

Pablo Santos was born on January 9, 1987 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico as Pablo Alberto Santos Williams. He was an actor, known for Greetings from Tucson (2002), Alias (2001) and Jeremiah (2002). He died on September 15, 2006 in Toluca, Mexico.

1987-2006 (19 years old)

Died in a crash with a Piper PA-46 Malibu Mirage private plane he was piloting near the Toluca International Airport in Toluca, Mexico.

19. Tamara

Actress | No, No, Nanette

Tamara [Drasin], a native of Sorochintzy, in the Ukraine. Attended elementary school and Hunter College in New York City. After appearing in a 1927 revue called "The New Yorkers" (not the Cole Porter show) she played many Russian Restaurants in Manhattan, notably the Gypsy Tavern and the Kretchma. ...

1905-1943 (37 years old)

Died in a crash with a United Service Organizations plane near Lisbon, Portugal.

20. Lech Kaczynski

Actor | O dwóch takich, co ukradli ksiezyc

Lech Kaczynski was born on June 18, 1949 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Lech Aleksander Kaczynski. He was an actor, known for The Two Who Stole the Moon (1962), The Referees (2009) and Chwila prawdy (2002). He was married to Maria Kaczynska. He died on April 10, 2010 in Smolensk, Smolensk Oblast...

1949-2010 (60 years old)

Died in a crash with a Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154 near Smolensk, Russia.

Other victims: Attorney Joanna Agacka-Indecka, military officer Andrzej Blasik, politician Krystyna Bochenek, military officer Tadeusz Buk, military priest Miron Chodakowski, military officer Czeslaw Cywinski, politician Leszek Deptula, politician Grzegorz Dolniak, politician Janina Fetlinska, military officer Franciszek Gagor, politician Grazyna Gesicka, military officer Kazimierz Gilarski, politician Przemyslaw Gosiewski, politician Mariusz Handzlik, priest Roman Indrzejczyk, politician Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka, former President of Poland Ryszard Kaczorowski, former First Lady of Poland Maria Kaczynska, politician Sebastian Karpiniuk, military officer Andrzej Karweta, diplomat Mariusz Kazana, diplomat Janusz Kochanowski, military officer Stanislaw Komornicki, politician Stanislaw Komorowski, politician Andrzej Kremer, historian Janusz Krupski, historian Janusz Kurtyka, military officer Bronislaw Kwiatkowski, politician Tomasz Merta, politician Aleksandra Natalli-Swiat, sports official Piotr Nurowski, politician Maciej Plazynski, bishop Tadeusz Ploski, military officer Wlodzimierz Potasinski, historian Andrzej Przewoznik, politician Krzysztof Putra, priest Ryszard Rumianek, politician Arkadiusz Rybicki, sculptor Wojciech Seweryn, banker Slawomir Skrzypek, politician Wladyslaw Stasiak, politician Aleksander Szczyglo, politician Jerzy Szmajdzinski, politician Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz, trade unionist Anna Walentynowicz, politician Zbigniew Wassermann, politician Wieslaw Woda, politician Edward Wojtas, politician Pawel Wypych, politician Stanislaw Zajac, actor Janusz Zakrzenski.

21. Janusz Zakrzenski

Actor | Epilog norymberski

Janusz Zakrzenski was born on March 8, 1936 in Przededworze, Swietokrzyskie, Poland. He was an actor, known for Epilog norymberski (1971), The Ashes (1965) and Polonia restituta (1981). He died on April 10, 2010 in Smolensk, Smolensk Oblast, Russia.

1936-2010 (74 years old)

Died in a crash with a Polish Air Force Tupolev Tu-154 near Smolensk, Russia.

Other victims: Attorney Joanna Agacka-Indecka, military officer Andrzej Blasik, politician Krystyna Bochenek, military officer Tadeusz Buk, military priest Miron Chodakowski, military officer Czeslaw Cywinski, politician Leszek Deptula, politician Grzegorz Dolniak, politician Janina Fetlinska, military officer Franciszek Gagor, politician Grazyna Gesicka, military officer Kazimierz Gilarski, politician Przemyslaw Gosiewski, politician Mariusz Handzlik, priest Roman Indrzejczyk, politician Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka, former President of Poland Ryszard Kaczorowski, First Lady of Poland Maria Kaczynska, President of Poland Lech Kaczynski, politician Sebastian Karpiniuk, military officer Andrzej Karweta, diplomat Mariusz Kazana, diplomat Janusz Kochanowski, military officer Stanislaw Komornicki, politician Stanislaw Komorowski, politician Andrzej Kremer, historian Janusz Krupski, historian Janusz Kurtyka, military officer Bronislaw Kwiatkowski, politician Tomasz Merta, politician Aleksandra Natalli-Swiat, sports official Piotr Nurowski, politician Maciej Plazynski, bishop Tadeusz Ploski, military officer Wlodzimierz Potasinski, historian Andrzej Przewoznik, politician Krzysztof Putra, priest Ryszard Rumianek, politician Arkadiusz Rybicki, sculptor Wojciech Seweryn, banker Slawomir Skrzypek, politician Wladyslaw Stasiak, politician Aleksander Szczyglo, politician Jerzy Szmajdzinski, politician Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz, trade unionist Anna Walentynowicz, politician Zbigniew Wassermann, politician Wieslaw Woda, politician Edward Wojtas, politician Pawel Wypych, politician Stanislaw Zajac.

22. Yuri Gagarin

Self | First Flight to the Stars

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first man to enter deep space on April 12, 1961, when the Soviet cosmonaut made a flight that orbited Earth lasting one hour and 48 minutes in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. This accomplishment made the smiling Soviet pilot internationally famous as the first man to ...

1934-1968 (34 years old)

Died in a routine training flight crash with a MiG-15UTI fighter jet near Kirzhach, Russia.

Other victims: Test pilot Vladimir Seryogin.

23. Fanny Cano

Actress | Rubi

Fanny Cano was born on February 28, 1944 in Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico. She was an actress and producer, known for Rubi (1968), Yesenia (1970) and Las cautivas (1973). She was married to Sergio Luis Cano. She died on December 7, 1983 in Madrid, Spain.

Died in a collision between her Aviaco DC-9 and an Iberia Boeing 727 on the runway of Madrid-Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain.

Other victims: Pianist Marc Raubenheimer.

24. Eve Meyer

Actress | Eve and the Handyman

Sultry, buxom and shapely blonde looker Eve Meyer was born Evelyn Eugene Turner on December 13, 1928 in Griffin, Georgia. Eve was a popular high profile pin-up model throughout the 50s who was the Playmate of the Month in the June, 1955 issue of "Playboy." Other men's magazines Meyer did pictorials...

1928-1977 (48 years old)

Died in a collision between her Pan Am Boeing 747 and a KLM Boeing 747 on the runway of Los Rodeos Airport in Tenerife, Spain.

Other victims: Civil servant A.P. Hamann.

25. June Thorburn

Actress | The Pickwick Papers

June Thorburn was born on June 8, 1931 in Karachi, India. She was an actress, known for The Pickwick Papers (1952), Orders Are Orders (1954) and Fast and Loose (1954). She was married to Morten Smith-Petersen and Aldon Richard Bryse-Harvey. She died on November 4, 1967 in West Sussex, England.

1931-1967 (36 years old)

Died in a crash with an Iberia Airlines Sud Aviation Caravelle at Blackdown Hill, England.

26. Berry Berenson

Actress | Cat People

Born Berinthia Berenson in New York in 1948, Berenson was a noted photographer and actress and was the sister of model-turned-actress Marisa Berenson (of "Barry Lyndon" fame). Berenson met her husband, actor and star of Alfred Hitchcock's original version of Psycho (1960), Anthony Perkins on the ...

1948-2001 (53 years old)

Died in an act of terrorism in an American Airlines Boeing 767, when the plane she was in crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, New York.

Other victims: Television producer David Angell.

27. Patsy Cline

Soundtrack | Assassin's Creed

Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932 in Winchester, Virginia. Her brush with show business came at age four when she won a prize in an amateur tap dancing contest. By the time she entered grade school, her family was fully aware of her musical talent. On her eighth ...

1932-1963 (30 years old)

Died in a low vicibility crash with a Piper PA-24 Comanche in Camden, Tennessee.

Other victims: Country singer Cowboy Copas, country singer Hawkshaw Hawkins.

28. John Denver

Soundtrack | Armageddon

His birth occurred on Friday, December 31st, 1943, as the son of an Air Force officer, Denver was constantly moved from state to state and country to country. It was in Tucson, Arizona, that his grandmother gave him his first acoustic guitar, a gift that would prove an icebreaker when meeting other...

1943-1997 (53 years old)

Died in a crash with his experimental Rutan Long-EZ plane in Monterey Bay, California, while doing touch-and-go landings at the Monterey Peninsula Airport. Denver was piloting the plane.

29. Buddy Holly

Soundtrack | Mr. Nobody

Buddy Holly was born on September 7, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas, USA as Charles Hardin Holley. He was married to Maria Elena Santiago. He died on February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA.

1936-1959 (22 years old)

Died in a bad weather crash with a Beechcraft Bonanza near Clear Lake, Iowa.

Other victims: Rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens, rock and roll singer The Big Bopper.

30. John Kennedy Jr.

Actor | A Matter of Degrees

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. was born on November 25, 1960, in Washington, DC, to John Fitzgerald Kennedy (President-to-be John F. Kennedy) and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy (Jacqueline Kennedy). Three weeks before his birth, his father was elected President of the United States, and the nation ...

1960-1999 (38 years old)

Died in a crash with a Piper Saratoga light aircraft in the Atlantic Ocean outside Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Other victims: Fashion publicist Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy.

31. Carole Lombard

Actress | My Man Godfrey

Carole Lombard was born Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on October 6, 1908. Her parents divorced in 1916 and her mother took the family on a trip out West. While there they decided to settle down in the Los Angeles area. After being spotted playing baseball in the street with the ...

32. Rocky Marciano

Actor | College Confidential

Rocky Marciano was the only undefeated boxing champion in any weight division (until Joe Calzaghe retired 46-0 in 2009). At the end of his career he was 49-0, with 43 of his victories coming by knockouts. Rocky made his boxing debut in 1947 at the age of 24 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, by knocking ...

33. Audie Murphy

Actor | Ride a Crooked Trail

Audie Murphy became a national hero during World War II as the most decorated combat soldier of the war. Among his 33 awards was the Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery that a soldier can receive. In addition, he was also decorated for bravery by the governments of France and Belgium, and...

34. Ricky Nelson

Actor | The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Ricky Nelson was born on May 8, 1940 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Eric Hilliard Nelson. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) and Rio Bravo (1959). He was married to Kristin Harmon. He died on December 31, 1985 in De Kalb, Texas, USA.

35. Janos Prohaska

Actor | Bikini Beach

Janos Prohaska was born on October 10, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary. He is known for his work on Bikini Beach (1964), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and The Outer Limits (1963). He was married to Irene M . Knoke. He died on March 13, 1974 in Bishop, California, USA.

36. Ralph Rainger

Soundtrack | Chinatown

He was one of the era's great composers and songwriters. Ralph Rainger penned numerous popular standards, often working in collaboration with lyricist Leo Robin. These include solid commercial hits like "Moanin Low", "Love in Bloom" (used by Jack Benny to introduce his TV and radio shows), "Love is...

37. Otis Redding

Soundtrack | Top Gun

Otis Redding was born on September 9, 1941 in Dawson, Georgia, USA as Otis Ray Redding Jr. He was married to Zelma Atwood. He died on December 10, 1967 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

38. Randy Rhoads

Soundtrack | Ghost Rider

Randy Rhoads was born on December 6, 1956 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Randall Williams Rhoads. He died on March 19, 1982 in Leesburg, Florida, USA.

39. Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente

Writer | Alas y garras

Born in the small village of Poza de la Sal, in the Castilian province of Burgos, on the 14th March 1928. He grew up in the midst of the wonders of nature and the Spanish Civil war, and then studied medicine at the university of Valladolid where he graduated as a specialist in dentistry. He became ...

40. Will Rogers

Actor | Judge Priest

World-famous, widely popular American humorist of the vaudeville stage and of silent and sound films, Will Rogers graduated from military school, but his first real job was in the livestock business in Argentina, of all places. He transported pack animals across the South Atlantic from Buenos Aires...

41. Hillevi Rombin

Actress | Istanbul

Hillevi Rombin was born on September 14, 1933 in Alfta, Gävleborg, Sweden as Anna Kerstin Hillevi Rombin. She was an actress, known for Istanbul (1957), The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1956) and Miss Universe (1955). She was married to G. David Schine. She died on June 19, 1996 in Los Angeles, ...

42. G. David Schine

Producer | The French Connection

G. David Schine was born on September 11, 1927 in Gloversville, New York, USA as Gerard David Schine. He was a producer and director, known for The French Connection (1971) and That's Action (1977). He was married to Hillevi Rombin. He died on June 19, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

43. Samantha Smith

Actress | Lime Street

Samantha Smith was born on June 29, 1972 in Houlton, Maine, USA as Samantha Reed Smith. She was an actress, known for Lime Street (1985), Charles in Charge (1984) and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). She died on August 25, 1985 in Auburn, Maine.

44. Payne Stewart

Actor | Fairway to Heaven

Payne Stewart was born in Springfield, Missouri, on Wednesday, January 30th, 1957. He and his wife, Tracy Stewart (nee, Ferguson), were married on Tuesday, November 10th, 1981. They had 2 children, Chelsea, and William Aaron. Over the course of his PGA career, he won eleven PGA Tour events, ...

45. Harry Sweet

Director | Rhythms of a Great City in Minor

Harry Sweet was born in Teller County, Colorado, in 1901 and moved with his family to Reno, Nevada, in 1916. While in high school he was a movie projectionist for several theaters in the city. He also was a talented acrobat.

He arrived in Hollywood in 1919 and immediately went to work as an actor ...

46. Mike Todd

Producer | Around the World in 80 Days

Film producer Michael Todd was one of the major contributors to technical innovation in the film industry in the 1950s. Having worked with Fred Waller and Cinerama, he got tired of the three-panel format, left the company and tried to find the process for making "Cinerama coming from one hole". He ...

47. Ritchie Valens

Soundtrack | Grease

Ritchie Valens was born on May 13, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Steven Valenzuela. He died on February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA.

48. Ronnie Van Zant

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Ronnie Van Zant was born on January 15, 1948 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the oldest son of six children (3 sisters and 2 brothers - musicians Donnie and Johnny). Ronnie attended Lee High School in Jacksonville with fellow band members Gary Rossington and Allen Collins. They soon formed what ...

49. Stevie Ray Vaughan

Soundtrack | Unbreakable

Stevie Ray Vaughan was born on October 3, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was married to Lenora "Lenny" Darlene Bailey. He died on August 27, 1990 in East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.

50. Beryl Wallace

Actress | The Woman of the Town

Voluptuous Beryl Wallace was born in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest of nine children of working class Austrian-Jewish émigrés. With her knockout looks and obvious shapeliness, the "Big Apple" beauty naturally gravitated toward an entertainment career and first turned to dancing. She was only a ...

51. Bruce Yarnell

Actor | Irma la Douce

Bruce Yarnell was born on December 28, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bruce Altomari Yarnell. He was an actor, known for Irma la Douce (1963), The Legend of Robin Hood (1968) and Bonanza (1959). He was married to Joan Patenaude and Frances L. Chadwick. He died on November 30, 1973 in ...

52. B.H. De Lay

Actor | Skin Deep

Beverly Homer DeLay, known as B.H. DeLay, was an innovator and a aviator actor of French descent. He was born on August 12, 1892 in the Oakland bay area of California. DeLay was also an engineer educated at the University of California as well as the prestigious, centuries old University of ...

53. Robert Francis

Actor | The Caine Mutiny

Relatively new to Hollywood, Robert Francis, 25, was a rising young actor on the verge of film stardom, when on 31 July, 1955, he, along with a friend, actress Ann Russell, were both killed instantly, after private plane owned by Joe Kirkwood Jr. which he was piloting, crashed. The plane had just ...

54. 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 ...

55. Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

Actor | Love Business

Robert E. Hutchins was born March 29th, 1925, in Tacoma, Washington. He was born to James Hutchins and Olga Hutchins (nee Roe). Robert was a very outgoing boy with a charming personality, because friends persuaded James and Olga to go to a Hollywood photographer and get his picture taken. The ...

56. Paul Mantz

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

American aviator who became the most renowned stunt flyer in movies of the mid-twentieth century. The son of a school principal, he grew up Redwood City, California and developed a fascination with flying as a boy. He joined the Air Corps as a cadet and was a brilliant student pilot, but he was ...

57. Dean Paul Martin

Soundtrack | Hell Ride

The son of Rat Pack member Dean Martin, Dean Paul Martin initially showed interest in a singing career, and was also a talented tennis player, which served him well in his role opposite Ali McGraw in 1979's The Players. An avid pilot and a captain in the California Air National Guard, Martin was ...

58. Harriet Quimby

Writer | Sunshine Through the Dark

Harriet Quimby was born in Arcadia, Michigan. She was an actress, model, magazine writer, screenwriter, and the first woman to ever cross the English Channel in 1912. She also was the first woman who gained a pilot license issued by "Aero Club of America" in 1911. Harriet Quimby had a great impact ...

59. Darrell Ward

Self | Ice Road Truckers

Darrell Ward was born on August 13, 1964 in Montana, USA. He died on August 28, 2016 in Montana.

60. Claudio Cassinelli

Actor | Hercules

Claudio Cassinelli was born on September 29, 1938 in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He was an actor, known for Hercules (1983), The Good Thief (1980) and E.S.P. (1973). He was married to Irene Bignardi. He died on July 12, 1985 in Page, Arizona, USA.

61. Michael Findlay

Director | The Touch of Her Flesh

Film-maker Michael Findlay was killed in a helicopter accident on the roof of the (then) Pan Am Building in New York city. On his way to John F Kennedy airport to connect with a Paris-bound flight, Findlay was planning to demonstrate his new 3-D camera to potential backers in France. Findlay and ...

62. Troy Gentry

Soundtrack | Best of CMT Music Awards

Troy Gentry was born on April 5, 1967 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as Troy Lee Gentry. He was married to Angie McClure and Kia Bradley Gentry. He died on September 8, 2017 in Medford, New Jersey, USA.

63. Bill Graham

Actor | The Doors

Bill Graham was born on January 8, 1931 in Berlin, Germany as Wulf Wolodia Grajonca . He was an actor, known for The Doors (1991), Apocalypse Now (1979) and Bugsy (1991). He was married to Bonnie McLean. He died on October 25, 1991 in Vallejo, California, USA.

64. Vic Morrow

Actor | Combat!

Vic Morrow was born in the Bronx, New York, to Jean (Kress) and Harry Morrow, an electrical engineer. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Morrow dropped out of high school at 17 to join the U.S. Navy. When he left the Navy, he used the G.I. Bill to study pre-law at Florida State. While ...

65. Antonio Cifariello

Actor | In Search of the Castaways

Antonio Cifariello was born on May 19, 1930 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He was an actor, known for In Search of the Castaways (1962), Le ragazze di San Frediano (1955) and Le avventure di Nicola Nickleby (1958). He was married to Patrizia Della Rovere. He died on December 12, 1968 in Lusaka, Zambia.

66. Leslie Howard

Actor | Pygmalion

Leslie Howard Steiner was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the ...

67. Glenn Miller

Soundtrack | The Shape of Water

Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa; the son of Lewis Elmer and Mattie Lou Cavender Miller. He started his music studies when his father gave him a mandolin. He soon traded the mandolin for an old horn. In 1916 he switched to trombone. In 1923, he enrolled in the ...

68. Bill Clark

Actor | Bonanza

Bill Clark was born on February 11, 1919 in Alabama, USA as Earl William Clark. He is known for his work on Bonanza (1959) and Young Fury (1964). He died on June 7, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

69. Frederick Stafford

Actor | Topaz

Frederick Stafford was born on March 11, 1928 in Piestany, Czechoslovakia as Friedrich Strobel von Stein. He was an actor, known for Topaz (1969), Agent 505: Death Trap in Beirut (1966) and OSS 117: Mission for a Killer (1965). He was married to Marianne Hold. He died on July 28, 1979 in Sarnen, ...

70. Schuyler Hayden

Actor | Rat Fink

Schuyler Hayden was born on September 11, 1941 as Lewis Andrews Hayden. He was an actor and producer, known for Rat Fink (1965), Riot on Sunset Strip (1967) and Stoney Burke (1962). He was married to Annie Post. He died on September 25, 1979 in San Diego, California, USA.

71. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Writer | Le Petit Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into a family of old provincial nobility. Failing his final exams at a preparatory school, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study architecture. In 1921, he began military service in the 2nd Regiment of Chasseurs, and sent to Strasbourg for pilot training. The...



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