Dead at 57

by ale-dancingbear | created - 12 Mar 2018 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

(work in progress)

1. Humphrey Bogart

Actor | Casablanca

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy ...

esophageal cancer

2. Patrick Swayze

Actor | Dirty Dancing

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982. ...

pancreatic cancer

3. Ward Bond

Actor | The Quiet Man

Gruff, burly American character actor. Born in 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska (confirmed by Social Security records; sources stating 1905 or Denver, Colorado are in error.) Bond grew up in Denver, the son of a lumberyard worker. He attended the University of Southern California, where he got work as ...

heart attack

4. Susan Hayward

Actress | With a Song in My Heart

Susan Hayward was born Edythe Marrener in Brooklyn, New York, on June 30, 1917. Her father was a transportation worker, and Susan lived a fairly comfortable life as a child, but the precocious little redhead had no idea of the life that awaited her. She attended public school in Brooklyn, where she...

brain cancer

5. Madeline Kahn

Actress | Paper Moon

Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (Goldberg) (later known as Paula Kahn) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. She was of Russian Jewish descent. Madeline began her acting career in high school and went on to university ...

ovarian cancer

6. Vincent Schiavelli

Actor | Tomorrow Never Dies

Vincent Schiavelli, selected in 1997 by Vanity Fair as one of the best character actors in America, had made over 120 film and television appearances. He studied acting at NYU's Theatre Program. Aside from his acting career, Vincent was the author of three cookbooks, and has written numerous ...

lung cancer

7. Robert Taylor

Actor | Quo Vadis

Born Spangler Arlington Brugh, Robert Taylor began displaying a diversity of talents in his youth on the plains of Nebraska. At Beatrice High School, he was a standout track athlete, but also showed a talent for using his voice, winning several oratory awards. He was a musician and played the cello...

lung cancer

8. James Franciscus

Actor | Beneath the Planet of the Apes

James Grover Franciscus graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1957 with a B.A. in English and theater. His father, John Allen Franciscus, was a pilot killed in action during WWII. His mother was named Loraine (nee Grover) and he had one sibling, a brother named John. Mr. Franciscus is ...


9. Gloria Grahame

Actress | The Bad and the Beautiful

Gloria Hallward, an acting pupil of her mother (stage actress and teacher Jean Grahame), acted professionally while still in high school. In 1944 Louis B. Mayer saw her on Broadway and gave her an MGM contract under the name Gloria Grahame. Her debut in the title role of Blonde Fever (1944) was ...

stomach cancer with peritonitis

10. Alan Hale

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Alan Hale decided on a film career after his attempt at becoming an opera singer didn't pan out. He quickly became much in demand as a supporting actor, starred in several films for Cecil B. DeMille and directed others for him. With the advent of sound Hale played leads in a few films, but soon ...

liver ailment and viral infection

11. Gregory Hines

Actor | History of the World: Part I

Gregory Hines was born on February 14, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Gregory Oliver Hines. He was an actor, known for History of the World: Part I (1981), Running Scared (1986) and Will & Grace (1998). He was married to Pamela Koslow and Patricia Panella. He died on August 9, 2003 in ...

liver cancer

12. Prince

Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...

accidental fentanyl overdose

13. Herbert Wright

Producer | War of the Worlds

As a high school exchange student in Japan, Herbert Wright began a lifelong study of martial arts, and the art of filmmaking after meeting the legendary director, Akira Kurosawa. After graduation with honors from Yale, filmmaker Wright moved to Hollywood, pursuing a successful career in movies and ...

bone cancer

14. Immy Schell

Actress | Die Erbin

Immy Schell was born on February 11, 1935 in Vienna, Austria as Immaculata Schell. She was an actress, known for Die Erbin (1982), Mädchen in Uniform (1958) and Kassbach - Ein Portrait (1979). She was married to Walter Kohut. She died on August 14, 1992 in Vienna.

15. Joseph H. August

Cinematographer | Gunga Din

Renowned cinematographer Joseph August began his film career not as a cameraman but as a wrangler--he was born and raised in Colorado--at Inceville, the studio begun by pioneering producer/director Thomas H. Ince. He soon switched careers, becoming an assistant to cinematographer Ray C. Smallwood. ...

heart attack

17. Ghislain Cloquet

Cinematographer | Tess

Ghislain Cloquet was born on April 18, 1924 in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium as Ghislain Pierre Cloquet. He is known for his work on Tess (1979), Love and Death (1975) and Le Trou (1960). He was married to Sophie Becker. He died on November 2, 1981 in Montainville, Yvelines, France.

18. Teo Escamilla

Director | Tú solo

Teo Escamilla was born in 1940 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Teodoro Escamilla Serrano. He is known for his work on Tú solo (1984), Montoyas y Tarantos (1989) and El amor brujo (1986). He died on December 21, 1997 in Matanzas, Cuba.

heart attack

19. Ben F. Reynolds

Cinematographer | Vengeance

"'A' Western Filmmakers: A Biographical Dictionary" by Henryk Hoffmann has an entry on Ben F. Reynolds.


20. Charles Edgar Schoenbaum

Cinematographer | The Love Special

Member of ASC (American Society of Cinematographers).

21. Erling Thurmann-Andersen

Cinematographer | Insomnia

Had to leave "Jonny Vang" after one week of filming due to illness.


22. Jerry Fielding

Composer | The Wild Bunch

A three-time Oscar nominee, Jerry Fielding was among the boldest and most experimental of all Hollywood film composers. His music typically utilized advanced compositional procedures, producing dense, often richly dissonant orchestral textures, sometimes flavored with jazz. Fielding's film music ...

heart attack

23. Vittorio Amandola

Actor | Jute City

Vittorio Amandola was born on November 4, 1952 in Perugia, Umbria, Italy. He was an actor, known for Jute City (1991), The Octopus 4 (1989) and Scoop (1992). He died on July 22, 2010 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

24. Aileene Aalbu

Actress | Young Man of Manhattan

Aileene Aalbu was born on February 5, 1909 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Evelyn Aileene Aalbu. She was an actress, known for Young Man of Manhattan (1930). She was married to Ernie Fliegel. She died on June 25, 1966 in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

25. Kosti Aaltonen

Art_director | Tåg norrut

Kosti Aaltonen was born on March 23, 1900 in Urjala, Finland. He was an actor and art director, known for Tåg norrut (1952), The Song of the Scarlet Flower (1938) and Tukkijoella (1951). He died on April 18, 1957 in Espoo, Finland.

26. Bud Abbott Jr.

Actor | The Jack Benny Program

Bud Abbott Jr. was born on August 23, 1939 in New York City, New York, USA as William Harry Abbott. He is known for his work on The Jack Benny Program (1950), Marilu (1994) and Biography (1987). He died on January 19, 1997 in Valencia, California, USA.

heart attack

28. Robert Blanche

Actor | Men of Honor

The youngest of five children, Robert Clinton Blanche was born to Mary Edith Blanche (Heavner) and Richard Keith Blanche on March 30, 1962 in Pomona, California, but spent most of his life in Oregon. He joined SAG (Screen Actors Guild) in 1995 and served as Portland SAG Branch President for many ...

complications following lung transplant surgery

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