Dead at 89

by ale-dancingbear | created - 12 Mar 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

(work in progress)

1. Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a ...


2. Ingmar Bergman

Writer | Smultronstället

Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions (1992) is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film 'Söndagsbarn' depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions (1996) is the ...

3. Jane Russell

Actress | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her father was a United States Army lieutenant and her mother had been a student of drama and an actress with a traveling troupe. Once Mr. Russell was mustered out of the service, the family took up residence in ...

respiratory failure

4. Randolph Scott

Actor | The Tall T

Handsome American leading man who developed into one of Hollywood's greatest and most popular Western stars. Born to George and Lucy Crane Scott during a visit to Virginia, Scott was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina in a wealthy family. After service with the U.S. Army in France in World War I, ...

heart and lung ailments

5. James Stewart

Actor | Anatomy of a Murder

James Maitland Stewart was born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth Ruth (Johnson) and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. He was of Scottish, Ulster-Scots, and some English, descent. Stewart was educated at a local prep school, Mercersburg Academy, where he ...

cardiac arrest and pulmonary embolism following respiratory problems

6. Roger Moore

Actor | Moonraker

Roger Moore will perhaps always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down.

Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of Lillian (Pope) and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. His ...


7. Charles Durning

Actor | Dog Day Afternoon

WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor were all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning was one of Hollywood's most ...

natural causes

8. Martin Landau

Actor | Ed Wood

Oscar-winning character actor Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York. At age 17, he was hired by the New York Daily News as a staff cartoonist and illustrator. In his five years on the paper, he served as the illustrator for Billy Rose's "Pitching Horseshoes" column. He also...

9. Robert Douglas

Actor | Adventures of Don Juan

Robert Douglas' real last name was Finlayson - a Scots name - and perhaps it was that side of him that meant to do what he wanted to do. The males of the family had followed the military for several generations - his father and grandfather were commanders of the West Sussex regiment - but he ...

natural causes

10. Eric Ambler

Writer | A Night to Remember

Eric Ambler was born on June 28, 1909 in London, England as Eric Clifford Ambler. He was a writer and producer, known for A Night to Remember (1958), The Purple Plain (1954) and The Cruel Sea (1953). He was married to Joan Harrison and Louise Smith Crombie. He died on October 22, 1998 in London.

natural causes

11. Charles Van Enger

Cinematographer | Lucky Devils

During the 1920s he worked at Triangle, Universal and Warner Brothers. He joined Fox from 1929-30, then spent most of the decade leading up to World War II in England, with Gaumont-British. Between 1940-50 he was under contract to Universal, where he worked on several entries of the Sherlock Holmes...

12. Carl Drews

Cinematographer | Das Handicap der Liebe

Carl Drews was born on January 27, 1894 in Berlin, Germany. He is known for his work on Das Handicap der Liebe (1921), The Last Waltz (1934) and Das Geheimnis der Mumie (1921). He died on September 3, 1983 in Berlin.

13. Lew Brown

Actor | Airport

Lew Brown was born on March 18, 1925 in Goltry, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for Airport (1970), Topaz (1969) and Days of Our Lives (1965). He was married to Toby Adler. He died on July 27, 2014 in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA.

14. Fred Zinnemann

Director | A Man for All Seasons

Initially grew up wanting to be a violinist, but while at the University of Vienna decided to study law. While doing so, he became increasingly interested in American film and decided that was what he wanted to do. He became involved in European filmaking for a short time before going to America to...

heart attack

15. Anne-Marie Blanc

Actress | Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman

Anne-Marie Blanc was born on September 2, 1919 in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for The Manns - Novel of a Century (2001), Der Gefangene der Botschaft (1964) and Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe (1940). She was married to Heinrich Fueter. She died on February 5, 2009 in ...

16. Otakar Brousek

Actor | Dny zrady

Otakar Brousek was born on September 28, 1924 in Krhanice, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for Days of Betrayal (1973), Alexander Dumas starsi (1970) and Ordinace v ruzové zahrade (2005). He was married to Luka Rubanicova. He died on March 14, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic.

lung cancer

17. Katherine Helmond

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 ...

Alzheimer's disease

18. Carl Mahakian

Editorial_department | The Manchurian Candidate

Carl Mahakian was born on March 7, 1926 in San Francisco, California, USA as Carl Karnig Mahakian. He is known for his work on The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Miami Vice (1984) and Joe Versus the Volcano (1990). He was married to Patricia Kathleen Wall. He died on March 9, 2015 in Palm Desert, ...

19. Paul Landres

Director | Navy Bound

Entered the film business in 1931 as an assistant to editor Philip Cahn at Universal Pictures.

complications from cancer

20. Chuck Jones

Actor | Gremlins

Starting as a cel washer, Chuck Jones worked his way up to animator and then director at the animation division of Warner Bros. He is famous for creating such beloved cartoon characters as Wile E. Coyote, Henery Hawk, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Ralph Wolf, Road Runner, Sam Sheepdog, Sniffles,...

congestive heart failure

21. 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...

22. Stanley Cortez

Cinematographer | The Night of the Hunter

Stanley Cortez was born Samuel Krantz in New York City, New York, the son of Sarah (Lefkowitz) and Moses/Morris Krantz, Austrian Jewish immigrants. His famous actor brother, born Jacob Krantz, changed his name to Ricardo Cortez in order to acquire a more suitably romantic Hollywood image. Stanley ...

heart attack

23. Freddie Francis

Cinematographer | The Straight Story

During his last years at school he spent most of his time writing a thesis on 'the future of film' On leaving school he joined Gaumont British Studios at Lime Grove as an apprentice to a stills photographer for a year. He claimed this taught him more about the art of photography than any other form...

complications from a stroke

24. Ellsworth Fredericks

Cinematographer | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Ellsworth Fredericks was born on June 2, 1904 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Sayonara (1957) and Seven Days in May (1964). He died on August 16, 1993 in San Marcos, California, USA.

25. Joseph LaShelle

Cinematographer | Laura

Trained as an electrical engineer, Joseph LaShelle entered the film industry as a lab assistant with Paramount in 1920 in order to finance entry to Stanford University. Having worked his way up to superintendent of the Paramount printing room after three years, he decided to stay on. By 1925, he ...

26. Pierre Lhomme

Cinematographer | Cyrano de Bergerac

Pierre Lhomme was born on April 5, 1930 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is known for his work on Cyrano de Bergerac (1990), Camille Claudel (1988) and Deadly Circuit (1983). He died on July 4, 2019 in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.

27. Witold Sobocinski

Cinematographer | Frantic

Witold Sobocinski is a Polish cinematographer, academic teacher as well as former jazz musician.

As a cinematographer he is best known for The Promised Land (1975) and Frantic (1988).

Sobocinski cooperated with several notable directors, including Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi and Roman Polanski.


28. Stanley Black

Soundtrack | Kill Your Darlings

Stanley Black was one of Britain's most famous bandleaders and he composed the music for over 200 films. His albums of film themes sold in huge quantities in the UK, America, the Far East and New Zealand. His large concert orchestra also produced albums of symphonic suites of the works of Irving ...

natural causes

29. Alessandro Cicognini

Composer | Ladri di biciclette

Favoured small ensembles rather than large orchestras.

30. Antoine Duhamel

Composer | La mort en direct

Antoine Duhamel was born on July 30, 1925 in Valmondois, Val-d'Oise, France as Antoine Dominique Duhamel. He was a composer, known for Death Watch (1980), Pierrot le Fou (1965) and Frances Ha (2012). He died on September 11, 2014 in Valmondois.

31. André Previn

Music_department | My Fair Lady

German-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor André George Previn (born Andreas Ludwig Priwin, in Berlin) was for eight decades a hugely influential and prolific figure in jazz, as well as classical and film music. Being Jewish, Previn's family was forced to leave Hitler's Germany in ...

32. Manuel L. Quiroga

Soundtrack | Los abrazos rotos

Manuel L. Quiroga was born on January 30, 1899 in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain as Manuel López-Quiroga Miquel. He died on December 13, 1988 in Madrid, Spain.

33. Éric Rohmer

Director | Le genou de Claire

Admirers have always had difficulty explaining Éric Rohmer's "Je ne sais quoi." Part of the challenge stems from the fact that, despite his place in French Nouvelle Vague (i.e., New Wave), his work is unlike that of his colleagues. While this may be due to the auteur's unwillingness to conform, ...

undisclosed causes

34. Arthur Miller

Writer | The Crucible

Arthur Asher Miller was born on October 17, 1915, in New York City, one of three children born to Augusta (nee Barnett) and Isidore Miller. His family was of Austrian Jewish descent. His father manufactured women's coats, but his business was devastated by the Depression, seeding his son's ...

cancer, pneumonia, and a heart condition

35. Hilda 't Seyen

Actress | De moedige bruidegom

Hilda 't Seyen was born in 1895 in Borgerhout, Flanders, Belgium. She was an actress, known for De moedige bruidegom (1952). She died in 1984 in Borgerhout.

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