Notable Showbiz Deaths of 2014by TrekFan1 | created - 07 Feb 2014 | updated - 22 Feb 2018 | Public
A list of the notable showbiz personalities who passed away in 2014, ordered by date of death.
Venezuelan singer, songwriter and Grammy-winning composer known as "Uncle Simon;" widely considered an ambassador for Venezuelan folk music around the world; among the most respected Latin American singer-songwriters
August 8, 1928 – February 19, 2014
102. Roger Hill
Actor | The Warriors
Roger Hill was born on July 31, 1948 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Warriors (1979), The Leatherstocking Tales (1984) and Once Upon a Classic (1976). He died on February 20, 2014 in Bronx, New York.
Actor best known for playing gang leader Cyrus ("Can you dig it?!") in Walter Hill's 'The Warriors' (1979)
July 31, 1948 – February 20, 2014
103. Tea Ista
Actress | Haluan rakastaa, Peter
Tea Ista was born on December 12, 1932 in Evijärvi, Finland as Dorothea Ida Eveliina Ista. She is known for her work on I Want to Love, Peter (1972), A Man from This Star (1958) and Kymmenen riivinrautaa (2002). She was married to Jack Witikka. She died on February 20, 2014 in Espoo, Finland.
Award-winning actress considered to be an icon of the Finnish National Theatre; won Finland's Jussi Award for her leading roles the 'A Man from This Star' (1958) and 'I Want to Love, Peter' (1972); also known for starring or co-starring in such films as 'Little Presents' (1961), 'Sissit' (1963), 'Autumn Is to Change It All' (1978), 'Kymmenen riivinrautaa' (2002) and 'The Year of the Wolf' (2007), as well as the TV series 'Nitro Cabinet'
12 December 1932 – 20 February 2014
104. Sarah Jones
Camera_department | The Vampire Diaries
Sarah Elizabeth Jones was a child of Richard and Elizabeth Jones. She was the sister of Rebecca Jones and Eric Jones. Sarah began her film career while interning on the set of Army Wives (2007), a popular television show. Sarah continued to climb the ranks of the film industry, quickly finding a ...
Camera assistant who was killed in a much-publicized train accident on the set of Gregg Allman biopic 'Midnight Rider'
September 22, 1986 – February 20, 2014
105. Sakis Boulas
Actor | Savvatogennimenes
Sakis Boulas was born on March 11, 1954 as Athanasios Boulas. He was an actor and writer, known for Savvatogennimenes (2003), Telecannibals (1986) and Morally and Kicking (2005). He died on February 21, 2014 in Athens, Greece.
Famous Greek actor, singer and comedian known for his roles in the cult comedy films 'Dracula of Exarcheia ' (1983) and 'Let the Women Wait' (1998) and the TV shows 'Savvatogennimenes' and 'Penninta-Penninta'
25 September 1954 – 21 February 2014
106. Djoko Rosic
Actor | Romani kris - Cigánytörvény
Djoko Rosic (born Dzhordzhe Mirko Rosic) was born on 28 February 1932 in Krupanj, which was then part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, to a Bulgarian mother and a Serbian father. In 1951 he emigrated to Bulgaria and graduated in Economy, but completed also courses in Radio Journalism. After that he ...
Serbian-Bulgarian actor known for his work in such acclaimed films as 'The Wind Blows Under Your Feet' (1976), 'Aszparuh' (1981) and its English-language edited version, '681 AD: The Glory of Khan' (1984), 'Time of Violence' (1988), 'Romani kris - Cigánytörvény' (1997), 'Tuvalu' (1999), 'Werckmeister Harmonies' (2000), 'Konyec - The End' (2007) and 'Zift' (2008)
February 28, 1932 – February 21, 2014
107. Charlotte Dawson
Actress | 2 People
Charlotte Dawson was born in New Zealand. She left New Zealand at age 16 to model in Europe and New York. After about ten years of modeling she moved to Australia, where she worked in television and in the fashion industry. In 2002 she returned to Auckland, where she worked on shows How's Life, ...
Aussie/Kiwi TV personality known for hosting 'The Contender Australia' and the New Zealand version of 'Getaway' and for being a judge on 'Australia's Next Top Model'
8 April 1966 – 22 February 2014
108. Hansi Knoteck
Actress | Das Mädchen vom Moorhof
Hansi Knoteck was a singer, stage and film actress. Her great aunt was actress Katharina Schratt (1855-1940). She originally trained as a ballet dancer, then later studied at the Academy of Music and Art in Vienna. Her first engagement was in Mährisch-Ostrau, Marienbad and Leipzig.
She first ...
Actress who was one of the last great Ufa stars, best known for playing the title role in Douglas Sirk's 'Das Mädchen vom Moorhof' (1935) and for her performances in Karl Hartl's 'The Gypsy Baron' (1935) and 'The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes' (1937)
2 March 1914 – 23 February 2014
109. Aliza Sommer-Herz
Aliza Sommer-Herz was born on November 26, 1903 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary as Aliza Herz. She was married to Leopold Sommer. She died on February 23, 2014 in London, England.
Jewish pianist, music teacher and supercentenarian who survived the Theresienstadt concentration camp as a performer in more than 100 concerts for prisoners and guards, and was at one point believed to be the world's oldest Holocaust survivor; subject of the Oscar-winning documentary short 'The Lady in Number 6' (2013)
26 November 1903 – 23 February 2014
110. Franny Beecher
Music_department | A ritmo de twist
Franny Beecher joined Bill Haley and the Comets in 1954, replacing guitarist Danny Cedrone, who had died. Beecher's guitar solos became legendary during his time with the band. He left the Comets in 1962, but in 1987 he participated in a Comets reunion and now in his late 70s, he continues to ...
Lead guitarist for Bill Haley & His Comets from 1954 to 1962.
September 29, 1921 – February 24, 2014
111. Harold Ramis
Writer | Ghostbusters
Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...
Writer, director, producer and actor whose work on classic films such as 'National Lampoon's Animal House' (1978), 'Caddyshack' (1980), 'Stripes' (1981), 'Ghostbusters' (1984) and 'Groundhog Day' (1993) made him a comedy icon
November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014
112. Juanita Bartlett
Producer | The Rockford Files
Juanita Bartlett was born on November 8, 1927 in San Francisco, California, USA as Juanita Laulee Bartlett. She is known for her work on The Rockford Files (1974), The Greatest American Hero (1981) and Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983). She died on February 25, 2014 in Mission Hills, California.
Writer and Emmy-nominated producer on 'The Rockford Files;' also worked on such shows as 'The New Maverick,' 'The Greatest American Hero,' 'Scarecrow & Mrs. King,' 'Spenser: For Hire' and 'In the Heat of the Night'
February 28, 1927 – February 25, 2014
Songwriter and record producer who co-wrote such timeless classics as "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde," "Hitchin' a Ride," "Billy, Don't Be a Hero" and "The Night Chicago Died"
10 October 1939 – 25 February 2014
114. Jim Lange
Jim Lange was born on August 15, 1932 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as James John Lange. He was an actor, known for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Shoot the Moon (1982) and Amazing Stories (1985). He was married to Nancy Fleming and Fay Marie Madigan. He died on February 25, 2014 in Mill ...
Veteran game show host and radio DJ best known as the original host of 'The Dating Game'
August 15, 1932 – February 25, 2014
115. Paco de Lucía
Soundtrack | Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Paco de Lucía was born on December 21, 1947 in Algeciras, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain as Francisco Sánchez Gómez. He was married to Casilda Varela. He died on February 25, 2014 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
World-renowned flamenco guitarist and composer; a leading proponent of the New Flamenco style and one of the first flamenco guitarists to successfully cross over into other genres such as classical and jazz
21 December 1947 – 25 February 2014
116. Tim Wilson
Actor | Mountain Mafia
Tim Wilson was born on August 5, 1961 in Columbus, Georgia, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Mountain Mafia (2012), Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs (2013) and My 5 Wives (2000). He was married to Deidre Wilson. He died on February 26, 2014 in Columbus.
Comedian and country music artist who combined stand-up comedy and original songs, including "Garth Brooks Has Ruined My Life," "The Jeff Gordon Song," "Booty Man," "Mama Was a Hit Man," "100 Things Every Man Should Know," "First Baptist Bar & Grill" and "I Could Be Wrong;" acquired a sizable following through his many albums and his frequent appearances on the radio programs 'The John Boy & Billy Show,' 'The Big D and Bubba Show' and 'The Bob and Tom Show'
August 5, 1961 – February 26, 2014
117. Alain Resnais
Director | Hiroshima mon amour
Alain Resnais was born on June 3, 1922 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Alain Pierre Marie Jean Georges Resnais. He was a director and editor, known for Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Same Old Song (1997) and My American Uncle (1980). He was married to Sabine Azéma and Florence Malraux. He died on March...
Acclaimed French filmmaker known for art-house masterpieces such as 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' (1959), 'Last Year at Marienbad' (1961), 'Muriel, or the Time of Return' (1963), 'Providence' (1977) and 'Mon Oncle d'Amerique' (1980)
3 June 1922 – 1 March 2014
118. Bryon Weiss
Stunts | The Amazing Spider-Man
Bryon Weiss was born on February 12, 1963 in Ohio, USA as Bryon Lee Weiss. He is known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Time Machine (2002) and Idiocracy (2006). He was married to Laura Weiss. He died on March 1, 2014 in Arlington, Texas, USA.
Stuntman who performed on 'Walker, Texas Ranger' and was star Dominic Purcell's stunt double on 'Prison Break;' also did stunts in such films as 'Frank Miller's Sin City' (2005) 'Idiocracy' (2006), 'Live Free or Die Hard' (2007), 'Season of the Witch' (2011), 'The Amazing Spider-Man' (2012) and 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' (2014)
February 12, 1963 – March 1, 2014
119. Ted Bergman
Writer | The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Ted Bergman sold his first television script, The Munsters, while still in college, yet girls continued to ignore him. A short time later he became the youngest staff writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, earning an Emmy nomination which he's never quite lived up to. His producing and ...
Producer of early NFL and Grammy telecasts who also wrote for several sitcoms ('Sanford and Son,' 'Gimme a Break!') and was executive in charge of production on 'Three's Company' and its spinoffs
September 12, 1920 – March 2, 2014
120. Stanley Rubin
Producer | The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
Stanley Rubin was born on October 8, 1917 in Bronx, New York, USA as Stanley Creamer Rubin. He was a producer and writer, known for The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968), Revenge (1990) and Burma Convoy (1941). He was married to Kathleen Hughes. He died on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California, USA.
Screenwriter ('Decoy,' 'Macao') and producer whose credits in the latter capacity range from 'The Narrow Margin' and 'River of No Return' in the '50s to Tony Scott's 'Revenge' and Clint Eastwood's 'White Hunter Black Heart' in the '90s
October 8, 1917 – March 2, 2014
121. Robert Ashley
Robert Ashley was born on March 28, 1930 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for Music with Roots in the Aether: Opera for Television by Robert Ashley (1974), Wear (2015) and Cry Dr. Chicago (1971). He was married to Mimi Johnson and Mary Tsaltas. He died on March 3, ...
Trailblazing composer of opera and other theatrical works; known for his radical experimentation with and reinvention of the operatic form by fusing electronic music into his works and eschewing traditional elements in favor of extended techniques
March 28, 1930 – March 3, 2014
122. Shôji Yasui
Actor | Biruma no tategoto
Actor best known for playing the central role of Mizushima in Kon Ichikawa's classic 'The Burmese Harp' (1956)
16 August 1928 – 3 March 2014
123. Tian-Ming Wu
Director | Bian Lian
Tian-Ming Wu was born on October 19, 1939 in Shaanxi Province, China. He was a director and producer, known for The King of Masks (1996), Song of the Phoenix (2013) and The Old Well (1987). He died on March 4, 2014 in Beijing, China.
Chinese film director, producer and actor best known for his acclaimed 1996 film 'The King of Masks,' for which he won multiple awards; previously earned awards and acclaim for his films 'River Without Buoys' (1984) and 'The Old Well' (1986); also produced such films as Tian Zhuangzhuang's 'The Horse Thief' (1986) and Zhang Yimou's 'Red Sorghum' (1987) and acted in 'The Joy Luck Club' (1993) and 'Full Circle' (2012); considered one of China's leading "Fourth Generation" directors
December 5, 1939 – March 4, 2014
124. Geoff Edwards
Actor | Drive
Geoff Edwards was born on February 13, 1931 in Westfield, New Jersey, USA as Geoffrey Bruce Owen Edwards. He was an actor, known for Drive (1997), Jackpot (1974) and WUSA (1970). He was married to Michael Feffer and Suzanne Weaver Ford. He died on March 5, 2014 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Veteran game show host whose resume includes 'Jackpot,' 'Starcade' and two incarnations of 'Treasure Hunt'
February 15, 1931 – March 5, 2014
125. Scott Kalvert
Director | The Basketball Diaries
He died at his home in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.
Director of 'The Basketball Diaries' (1995) and iconic music videos such as DJ Jazzy & the Fresh Prince's "Parents Just Don't Understand" and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's "Good Vibrations"
August 15, 1964 – March 5, 2014
126. Hank Rieger
Hank Rieger was born on September 20, 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Henry Rieger. He was married to Deborah Hays. He died on March 5, 2014 in Oceanside, California, USA.
Publicist and journalist who was the first Vice President of NBC's publicity department and the first elected president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) following the split between the East and West Coast factions of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS); from 1965 to 1980, served as director of press and publicity for NBC Television, where promoted such shows as 'Bonanza,' 'Star Trek,' 'I Spy,' 'Laugh-In,' 'Sanford and Son' and 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,' as well as NBC stars such as Bob Hope, Danny Thomas, Dean Marton and Milton Berle; ultimately began handling all press and publicity for Primetime Emmy Award nominations and ceremonies, turning each into an elite event; was president of the Hollywood chapter of NATAS from 1973 to 1975 before serving as president of ATAS from 1977 to 1980, during which time he created 'Emmy Magazine' for the organization; one of only eleven recipients of the TV Academy’s Syd Cassyd Award
September 20, 1918 – March 5, 2014
Director | Remparts d'argile
Jean-Louis Bertuccelli was born on June 3, 1942 in Paris, France. He was a director and writer, known for Ramparts of Clay (1970), The Accuser (1977) and Stress (1984). He died on March 6, 2014 in Paris.
Film director and screenwriter best known for his award-winning 1971 film 'Ramparts of Clay'
3 June 1942 – 6 March 2014
Sound effects editor who earned Emmy nominations for his work on NBC's Western movie 'The Quest' (1976), the acclaimed 1980 miniseries 'Shogun,' and the NBC family movie 'Save the Dog!' (1988); was sound editor on such shows as 'The Jack Benny Program,' 'Rawhide,' 'The Doris Day Show' and 'Laverne & Shirley' and was supervising sound editor on 'Combat!' and 'Gunsmoke;' was also sound editor or supervising sound editor on such films as 'A Man Called Horse' (1970), Howard Hawks' 'Rio Lobo' (1970), 'Le Mans' (1971), 'The Revengers' (1972), 'Prime Cut' (1972), 'The Big Red One' (1980), 'Cross Creek' (1983) and 'Murphy's Romance' (1985)
September 8, 1921 – March 6, 2014
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and political activist whose works explored a number of social and economic injustices; best known for features 'Blacks Britannica' (1978) and 'Occupied Palestine' (1981); also known for collaborating with Anthony Howarth on a trio of influential short films ('White Man's Country,' 'Mau Mau' and 'Kenyatta') collectively known as 'The Black Man's Land Trilogy' (1973) and for writing and co-producing Howarth's 1976 documentary feature 'People of the Wind,' for which he and Howarth earned an Oscar nomination
September 24, 1939 – March 6, 2014
130. Barbro Kollberg
Actress | Det regnar på vår kärlek
Barbro Anna Elisabeth Kollberg was a Swedish actress, theatre leader and acting teacher born on December 27, 1917 in Eskilstuna. She studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School 1937-40. She was engaged at the Blache Theatre, Stockholm. In 1943 she was approached by director Gösta Cederlund to play...
Actress who was the star of Ingmar Bergman's second film, 'It Rains on Our Love' (1946); much later appeared in Bille August's 'The Best Intentions' (1992), Daniel Alfredson's 'Tic Tac' (1997) and Kay Pollak's acclaimed, Oscar-nominated 2004 film, 'As It Is in Heaven'
27 December 1917 – 6 March 2014
131. Sheila MacRae
Actress | Backfire
Sheila MacRae was born on September 24, 1921 in London, England as Sheila Margaret Stephens. She was an actress and producer, known for Backfire (1950), Caged (1950) and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965). She was married to Ronald Wayne and Gordon MacRae. She died on March 6, 2014 in Englewood, New...
Actress best known for playing Alice Kramden in the '60s revival of 'The Honeymooners' on 'The Jackie Gleason Show'
September 24, 1921 – March 6, 2014
132. Hal Douglas
Actor | The Holiday
Voiceover artist par excellence Hal Douglas was born Harold Cone on September 1, 1924 in Stamford, Connecticut. The son of Samuel and Miriam Levenson Cone, Hal and his brother Edwin were primarily raised by their grandparents Sarah and Tevya Levenson after their mother died when Hal was only nine. ...
Voice-over legend who narrated thousands of movie trailers and TV ads; narrated trailers for such films as 'Lethal Weapon,' 'Philadelphia,' 'Forrest Gump,' 'Men in Black' and 'Meet the Parents'
September 1, 1924 – March 7, 2014
133. Anatoliy Kuznetsov
Actor | Beloe solntse pustyni
Anatoliy Kuznetsov was born on December 31, 1930 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Anatoliy Borisovich Kuznetsov. He was an actor and writer, known for White Sun of the Desert (1970), Inkognito iz Peterburga (1978) and Vstrechi na rassvete (1969). He was married to Alexandra A. Lyapidevskaya. He died on ...
Russian actor best known for starring in the classic Soviet film 'White Sun of the Desert' (1970)
December 31, 1930 – March 7, 2014
134. S. Lee Pogostin
Lived in Spain and France during the 1960's.
Writer who earned an Emmy nomination for his work on the anthology series 'Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre' in 1966; was also nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award (or Edgar) for the 1969 film 'Hard Contract,' which he wrote and directed; also co-scripted the Sidney Poitier-Bobby Darin drama 'Pressure Point' (1962) and the Tom Selleck adventure movie 'High Road to China' (1983), in addition to writing for other anthology programs such as 'Luv Video Theatre,' 'Studio One,' and 'The Dick Powell Theatre'
March 8, 1927 – March 7, 2014
135. James Ellis
Actor | Playing the Field
James Ellis was born on March 15, 1931 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was an actor, known for Playing the Field (1998), Z Cars (1962) and The Gathering Seed (1983). He was married to Robina Ellis and Beth Ellis. He died on March 8, 2014 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.
Northern Irish actor best known for starring on the BBC crime drama 'Z Cars'
15 March 1931 – 8 March 2014
136. Wendy Hughes
Actress | Return to Eden
Wendy Hughes was an accomplished actress who had won over 13 major awards. She had been called "one of the world's great actresses" with "the beauty and talent to become an international star". Hughes was born in Melbourne and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She has two children,...
Australian actress known for her roles in classic late-'70s films 'Newsfront' and 'My Brilliant Career' and for starring in '90s TV shows 'The Man from Snowy River' and 'State Coroner'
29 July 1952 – 8 March 2014
137. Kun Ju
Stunts | The Expendables
Stuntman and fight choreographer who was among the 239 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing; was Jet Li's stunt double on 'Fearless' (2006) and 'The Expendables' (2010), a stunt coordinator on Yuen Woo-ping's 'True Legend' (2010) and a martial arts choreographer on Wong Kar-wai's 'The Grandmaster' (2013)
???? – 8 March 2014
138. Eileen Colgan
Actress | Far and Away
Eileen Colgan was born on January 20, 1934 in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland. She was an actress, known for Far and Away (1992), My Left Foot (1989) and I Sell the Dead (2008). She died on March 10, 2014 in Ireland.
Actress who had roles in such films as 'My Left Foot' (1989), 'The Secret of Roan Inish' (1994), 'Angela's Ashes' (1999), 'Tara Road' (2005) and 'I Sell the Dead' (2008); also known for her work on such TV productions as 'Strumpet City,' 'The Hanging Gale' and long-running soap 'Fair City'
20 January 1934 – 10 March 2014
139. Don Ingalls
Producer | Fantasy Island
Served as a bomber pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Subsequently was a test pilot for North American Aviation, before joining the Los Angeles Police Department.
Writer and producer who wrote for multiple episodes of such classic TV shows as 'Have Gun - Will Travel,' 'Gunsmoke,' 'Star Trek,' 'The Virginian,' 'The Big Valley,' 'Bonanza,' 'Police Story,' and, most extensively, 'Fantasy Island;' was executive story consultant on the latter series from 1979 to 1980 and then a producer from 1980 until the show's end in 1984; also held producer titles on 'Have Gun - Will Travel,' 'The Virginian,' 'Honey West,' '12 O'Clock High,' and 'T.J. Hooker,' among other shows; was nominated for a WGA Award for a 1967 episode of 'Gunsmoke' and is also noted for writing the Charles Bronson-starring Western TV movie 'The Bull of the West' (1972), the film 'Airport 1975' (1974), the ABC horror movie 'The Initiation of Sarah' (1978), and the infamous 'Captain America' TV movie from 1979
July 29, 1918 – March 10, 2014
140. Cynthia Lynn
Actress | Hogan's Heroes
Cynthia Lynn was born on April 2, 1936 in Riga, Latvia as Zinta Valda Zimilis. She was an actress, known for Hogan's Heroes (1965), Mission: Impossible (1966) and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). She died on March 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actress best known for playing Fraulein Helga in the first season of 'Hogan's Heroes'
April 2, 1936 – March 10, 2014
141. Vera Chytilová
Director | Dedictví aneb Kurvahosigutntag
Vera Chytilová was born on February 2, 1929, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). She studied philosophy and architecture in Brno for two years, then worked as a technical draftsman, a designer, a fashion model, a photo re-toucher, then worked as a clapper girl for Barrandov Film ...
Pioneering Czech filmmaker best known for her 1966 masterpiece 'Daisies'
2 February 1929 – 12 March 2014
142. Richard Coogan
Richard Coogan was born on April 4, 1914 in Short Hills, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949), Bronco (1958) and Three Hours to Kill (1954). He died on March 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor best known as the original star of early sci-fi adventure series 'Captain Video and His Video Rangers'
April 4, 1914 – March 12, 2014
143. George Donaldson
Actor | Celtic Thunder: Storm
George Donaldson was born on February 1, 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Celtic Thunder: Storm (2011), Celtic Thunder: Voyage (2012) and Celtic Thunder: Christmas (2009). He was married to Carolyn. He died on March 12, 2014 in Glasgow.
Singer and musician best known as one of the founding members of Irish singing group Celtic Thunder
1 February 1968 – 12 March 2014
144. Med Flory
Actor | The Nutty Professor
Med Flory was born on August 27, 1926 in Logansport, Indiana, USA as Meredith Irwin Flory. He was an actor, known for The Nutty Professor (1963), Rawhide (1959) and The Virginian (1962). He was married to Joan Barbara Fry. He died on March 12, 2014 in North Hollywood, California, USA.
Alto saxophonist, bandleader and actor who co-founded the Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax; co-starred in Jerry Lewis' 'The Nutty Professor' (1963) and later made uncredited appearances in Lewis' 'The Big Mouth' (1967) and 'Which Way to the Front?' (1970); also had supporting roles, both credited and uncredited, in such '60s and '70s films as 'Move Over, Darling' (1963), Howard Hawks' 'Man's Favorite Sport?' (1964), 'The Night of the Grizzly' (1966), Elvis Presley vehicle 'The Trouble with Girls' (1969), Sidney Poitier's 'Let's Do It Again' (1975), and 'The Gumball Rally' (1976); later played the android Tor in the 1978 miniseries 'The Return of Captain Nemo' and had supporting roles in the cult '80s horror films 'The Hearse' (1980) and 'The Boogens' (1981); made guest appearances in countless television shows, including 'Perry Mason,' 'Maverick' (including an episode as Wyatt Earp), 'The Virginian,' 'Gomer Pyle, USMC,' 'Gunsmoke,' 'Dallas,' and 'Lou Grant'
August 27, 1926 – March 12, 2014
145. Fred Kaz
Music_department | Corrina, Corrina
Fred Kaz was born on December 28, 1933 in the USA as Frederick R. Kaz. He is known for his work on Corrina, Corrina (1994), The Making of '...And God Spoke' (1993) and The Monitors (1969). He was married to Helen. He died on March 12, 2014 in San Pedro, California, USA.
Composer and musician whose 24 years as music director for The Second City was the longest run of any performer in the theater's history; also played the first Second City revue in Toronto and was the composer for Alan Arkin's feature directorial debut, 'Little Murders' (1971)
December 28, 1933 – March 12, 2014
146. Raymond Wagner
Producer | Turner & Hooch
Raymond Wagner was born in 1925. He was a producer, known for Turner & Hooch (1989), Code of Silence (1985) and Rent-a-Cop (1987). He was married to Christine Wagner, Anne Ditchburn and Roberta Tyler. He died on March 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Former MGM exec and producer of such of films as 'Petulia' (1968), 'Loving' (1970) and 'Turner & Hooch' (1989); also shepherded such films as 'The Passenger' (1975), 'Logan's Run' (1976), 'Network' (1976), 'The Goodbye Girl' (1977), 'The Champ' (1979) and 'Fame' (1980)
1928 or 1929 – March 12, 2014
147. Mareike Carrière
Actress | A Dangerous Method
Mareike Carrière was born on July 26, 1954 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany. She was an actress, known for A Dangerous Method (2011), Praxis Bülowbogen (1987) and Was nicht passt wird passend gemacht (2003). She was married to Gerd Klement and Joachim von Vietinghoff. She died on March 17, ...
Actress best known for playing Ellen Wegener, the first female police officer ever seen on German television, in the first five seasons (spanning from 1986 to 1994) of the long-running crime-dramedy series 'Großstadtrevier;' also played Dr. Kathrin Brockmann on the drama series 'Praxis Bülowbogen' from 1987 to 1996, starred in the youth series 'Die Schule am See' from 1997 to 2000 and the comedy series 'Was nicht passt wird passend gemacht' from 2003 to 2007, and was seen in such films as Fons Rademakers' 'The Rose Garden' (1989) and David Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method' (2011)
July 26, 1954 – March 12, 2014
148. Paulo Goulart
Actor | Esperança
Paulo Goulart was born on January 9, 1933 in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil as Paulo Afonso Miessa. He was an actor and producer, known for Terra Speranza (2002), O Dono do Mundo (1991) and Roda de Fogo (1986). He was married to Nicette Bruno. He died on March 13, 2014 in São Paulo, São Paulo.
Acclaimed, award-winning actor of stage and screen considered one of the greatest talents of Brazilian theatre who also left an indelible mark in film and television; won an Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte (APCA) Award and a Molière Award in 1974 for his performance in the play 'Orquestra de Senhoritas' and received special honors from the Shell Theatre Awards in both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo; was nominated for Troféus Imprensa (Press Trophies) for two telenovelas he did for the now defunct TV Excelsior: 'Anjo Marcado' in 1966 and 'Os Fantoches' in 1967; starred in numerous telenovelas for Brazil's Globo network between 1969 and 2011, including such hits as 'Uma Rosa Com Amor,' 'Plumas & Paetês' (in which he gave a particularly memorable performance), 'Roda de Fogo,' 'O Dono do Mundo,' 'Esperança' (for which he won a Contigo Award in 2003), 'Cama de Gato,' and 'Morde & Assopra;' notable film credits include the important Cinema Novo forerunners 'Rio Zona Norte' (1957) and 'O Grande Momento' (1958) and acclaimed later releases such as 'Gabriela' (1983), 'Red Carpet, (2005), 'A Dog's Will' (2000), and 'Time and the Wind' (2013)
January 9, 1933 – March 13, 2014
149. Gérard Lartigau
Actor | Indochine
Gérard Lartigau was born on March 6, 1942 in Monaco. He was an actor, known for Indochine (1992), The War Is Over (1966) and Au théâtre ce soir (1966). He died on March 13, 2014 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.
French actor noted for his supporting roles in film and on stage; co-starred in Claude Sautet's award-winning critical and commercial hit 'The Things of Life' (1978) and also had significant roles in such films as Michele Lupo's spaghetti Western 'Arizona Colt' a.k.a. 'Man from Nowhere' (1966), Yves Robert's comedy 'Clérambard' (1969), Régis Wargnier's Oscar-winning romantic period drama 'Indochine' (1992), and Alain Resnais' drama 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet' (2012); first worked with Resnais when the director cast him in a small role in his Oscar-nominated drama 'The War is Over' (1966) and nearly five decades later had a voice-over role in Resnais' final film, 'Life of Riley' (2014); other notable film credits include 'Une souris chez les hommes' (1964), 'The Scarlet Lady ' (1969), 'Company Business' (1991), 'Mademoiselle' (2001), 'Leaving' (2009) and ' Yves Saint Laurent' (2014); stage work included Claude Magnier celebrated hit 'Oscar' in 1971 and Ray Cooney's 'Panique au Plazza' in 1996, for which he was nominated for a Molière Award as Best Actor in a Supporting Role
March 6, 1942 – March 13, 2014
150. Abby Singer
Production_manager | St. Elsewhere
Abby Singer was born on December 8, 1917 in New York City, New York, USA as Abner E. Singer. He is known for his work on St. Elsewhere (1982), Remington Steele (1982) and Man in the Chair (2007). He was married to Lotte Katz, Michelle Stone and Helen Eininger. He died on March 13, 2014 in Woodland ...
Legendary production manager and consultant who worked on such classic TV shows as 'The Virginian,' 'The Doris Day Show,' 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' 'The Bob Newhart Show,' 'Rhoda,' 'Hill Street Blues' and 'St. Elsewhere'
December 8, 1917 – March 13, 2014
151. Gary Burger
Soundtrack | The Big Lebowski
Gary Burger was born on August 3, 1943 in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA. He died on March 14, 2014 in Turtle River, Bemidji.
Guitarist and vocalist for influential proto-punk garage-rock group The Monks
June 7, 1942 – March 14, 2014
152. Ken Utsui
Actor | Sûpâ jaiantsu
Ken Utsui was born on October 24, 1931 in Tokyo, Japan. He was an actor, known for Sûpâ jaiantsu (1957), Zoku sûpâ jaiantsu - Akuma no keshin (1959) and Zoku sûpâ jaiantsu - Dokuga Ôkoku (1959). He was married to Fumie Kase and Yurie. He died on March 14, ...
Actor perhaps best known for starring in Shintoho's 'Super Giant' movies (1957-1959), which were later edited into TV films that aired in the mid-1960s ('Evil Brain from Outer Space,' 'Attack from Space, etc.); made his film debut with an uncredited appearance in Akira Kurosawa's 1954 masterpiece 'Seven Samurai;' starred in 52 films for Daiei Studios between 1961 and 1970 ('Shin shikôtei,' 'Kuro no hôkokusho,' 'Chiisai tôbôsha,' etc.); later films include 'The Bullet Train' (1975) and 'Saiman' (1999)
24 October 1931 – 14 March 2014
153. Scott Asheton
Soundtrack | Kong: Skull Island
Scott Asheton was born on August 16, 1949 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Scott Randolph Asheton. He was married to Elizabeth. He died on March 15, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Drummer and founding member of Iggy & The Stooges
August 16, 1949 – March 15, 2014
154. David Brenner
Actor | Worth Winning
David Brenner was born on February 4, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as David Norris Brenner. He was an actor and writer, known for Worth Winning (1989), Snip (1976) and Theory of a Deadman: Not Meant to Be (2009). He was married to Ruth Davey, Elizabeth Slater and Geraldine (Geri) Judith ...
Iconic comedian who was the most frequent guest on 'The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,' having made 158 appearances on the show
February 4, 1936 – March 15, 2014
Actress | Absolutely Fabulous
Clarissa Dickson Wright was an English celebrity chef, television personality, businesswoman and a former barrister. She was best known as one half, along with Jennifer Paterson, of the incredibly popular television series, Two Fat Ladies. Having trained as a lawyer, Dickson Wright was the youngest...
Celebrity chef best known as one half (along with the late Jennifer Patterson) of TV's 'Two Fat Ladies'
24 June 1947 – 15 March 2014
156. Mitch Leigh
Soundtrack | Demolition Man
He grew up in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. He served in the Army, and attended Yale University on the G.I. Bill, receiving bachelor's and master's degrees in music.
Musical theater composer, lyricist, producer and director best known for his Tony-winning work on 'Man of La Mancha'
January 30, 1928 – March 16, 2014
157. Jacques Loiseleux
Cinematographer | A Mulher Polícia
Jacques Loiseleux was born on March 18, 1933 in Saint-Quentin, Aisne, France. He is known for his work on The Policewoman (2003), Kabloonak (1994) and Police (1985). He died on March 17, 2014 in Versailles, Yvelines, France.
Award-winning French cinematographer most noted as the director of photography on Maurice Pialat's acclaimed classic 'À nos amours' (1983); also collaborated with Pialat as co-director of photography on 'Loulou' (1980) and 'Van Gogh' (1991) and as camera operator on 'Police' (1985) and 'Under the Sun of Satan' (1987); shot many films for Yves Boisset, as well, including 'The Common Man' (1975), 'Le juge Fayard dit Le Shériff' (1977) and 'A Woman Cop' (1980); won an award for Best Artistic Contribution for his work on Claude Massot's 'Kabloonak' (1994) and later multiple awards for his work on Joaquim Sapinho's 'The Policewoman (2003)
March 18, 1933 – March 17, 2014
158. Oswald Morris
Cinematographer | Fiddler on the Roof
Oscar-winning cinematography Oswald Morris was one of the most outstanding directors of photography of the 20th Century, making his reputation by expanding the parameters of color cinematography. Born in November 1915 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England, a month short of his 17th birthday, he became ...
Legendary, innovative, BAFTA- and Oscar-winning cinematographer whose diverse body of work includes: John Huston's 'Moulin Rouge' (1952), 'Beat the Devil' (1953), 'Moby Dick' (1956), 'Reflections in a Golden Eye' (1967) and 'The Man Who Would Be King' (1975); Carol Reed's 'The Key' (1958), 'Our Man in Havana' (1959) and 'Oliver!' (1968); Tony Richardon's 'Look Back in Anger' (1959) and 'The Entertainer' (1960); Sidney Lumet's 'The Hill' (1965), 'Equus' (1977) and 'The Wiz' (1978); Norman Jewison's 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1971), for which he won an Oscar; Jim Henson's 'The Great Muppet Caper' (1981) and 'The Dark Crystal' (1982); and numerous other classics including 'The Guns of Navarone' (1961), Stanley Kubrick's 'Lolita' (1962), 'The Pumpkin Eater' (1964), 'The Spy Who Came in From the Cold' (1965), Franco Zeffirelli's 'The Taming of the Shrew' (1967) and Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 'Sleuth' (1972).
22 November 1915 – 17 March 2014
159. L'Wren Scott
L'Wren Scott was born on April 28, 1964 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Laura Bambrough. She is known for her work on Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Diabolique (1996) and Mercy (2000). She was married to Andrew Brand and Andrew Ladsky. She died on March 17, 2014 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
Famed fashion designer, costume designer ('Diabolique'), model and longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger
April 28, 1964 – March 17, 2014
160. Karl Baumgartner
Producer | Underground
Founded distribution company Filmkunstverleih Pandora together with Reinhard Brundig.
Producer of acclaimed international films such as 'Underground' (1995), 'Black Cat, White Cat' (1998), 'Mostly Martha' (2001), 'Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring' (2003), 'Factotum' (2005) and 'Le Havre' (2011)
3 January 1949 – 18 March 2014
161. Joe Lala
Joe Lala was born on November 3, 1947 in Tampa, Florida, USA as Joseph Anthony Lala. He was an actor, known for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978), Out for Justice (1991) and Seinfeld (1989). He was married to Ginny McSwain. He died on March 18, 2014 in Tampa.
Actor, voice actor, vocalist and percussionist known as the "king of the congas" and a founding member of the '60s rock band Blues Image, best known for their #4 hit "Ride Captain Ride;" also played with such legendary performers as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (and Stills' Manassas), John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Etta James, the Allman Brothers, the Eagles, Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston, and Herbie Hancock; specific musical works include the trademark congas heard the Bee Gees' 1976 US chart-topper "You Should Be Dancing" and various percussion effects on Streisand's 1980 worldwide #1 album 'Guilty' and Houston's massively-successful eponymous 1985 debut album; accumulated 32 gold records and 28 platinum records throughout his career; turned to acting in 1988 when a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome ended his full-time career as a percussionist; appeared in films such as Sydney Pollack's 'Havana' (1990), the Steven Seagal actioners 'Out for Justice' (1991) and 'On Deadly Ground' (1994), Joseph Sargent's HBO telepic 'For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story' (2000), and Leon Ichaso's Héctor Lavoe biopic 'El cantante' (2006), and on TV shows including 'Miami Vice,' 'Who's the Boss,' 'Seinfeld,' and 'Melrose Place;' also did voice-over work on a number of animated films and TV shows, including 'Monsters Inc' (2001), 'Our Friend, Martin' (1999), 'Batman: The Animated Series,' 'Superman,' 'Batman Beyond,' 'Johnny Bravo,' 'Hey Arnold!,' and 'Samurai Jack'
November 3, 1947 – March 18, 2014
162. James Rebhorn
Actor | Independence Day
James Robert Rebhorn (September 1, 1948 - March 21, 2014) was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films, television series, and plays. At the time of his death, he had recurring roles in the current series White Collar and Homeland.
An early performance was in Butterflies are Free at the ...
Prolific character actor known for his roles in such films as 'Scent of a Woman' (1992), 'Carlito's Way' (1993), 'Independence Day' (1996), 'The Game' (1997), 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' (1999), 'Meet the Parents' (2000) and 'Real Steel' (2011) and his work on the TV series 'Law & Order,' 'White Collar' and 'Homeland'
September 1, 1948 – March 21, 2014
163. Jill Sinclair
Producer | The Magic Roundabout
Music executive and producer who was the business partner (and wife) of maverick, hit-making record producer Trevor Horn, whose career she guide and with whom she founded the SPZ Group and its record label, ZTT; was the one who convinced Horn to become a producer in the first place; served as managing director of SPZ while Horn produced such acts as Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Seal, ABC, Grace Jones, Pet Shop Boys, Malcolm McLaren and 808 State, but it was she who arranged Horn’s first production jobs with the bands Dollar and ABC and it was she who signed Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Seal to ZTT; was also executive producer of the 2005 big-screen adaptation of 'The Magic Roundabout' (released in the US as 'Doogal' in 2006); a formidable businesswoman and one of the most successful people in the British music industry
April 5, 1952 – March 22, 2014
164. Patrice Wymore
Actress | Ocean's Eleven
When Kansas-born Patrice Wymore was only six years of age, she began touring with her family in tent shows and in vaudeville, her mother being a pianist and singer on the circuit. In contrast, her father was a trucking line exec. Trained in voice, the lovely, fair-haired teenager gambled on a try ...
Screen actress of the '50s ('Tea for Two,' 'The Big Trees') and '60s ('Ocean's Eleven') and widow of Errol Flynn
December 17, 1926 – March 22, 2014
165. Dave Brockie
Actor | Digging Up the Marrow
Dave Brockie was born on August 30, 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as David Murray Brockie. He was an actor, known for Digging Up the Marrow (2014), Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) and Empire Records (1995). He died on March 23, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Better known as Oderus Urungus, founder and frontman of satirical thrash metal band GWAR
August 30, 1963 – March 23, 2014
166. Eddie Lawrence
Writer | The Victor Borge Show
Eddie Lawrence was born on March 2, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Lawrence Eisler. He was an actor and writer, known for The Victor Borge Show (1951), The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) and College of Musical Knowledge (1949). He was married to Marilyn White. He died on March 25, 2014 in ...
Comedy's "Old Philosopher"
March 2, 1919 – March 25, 2014
Actress | Mohabbat Isko Kahete Hain
A film career spanning from the 1940s to the 1980s, Nanda was born on January 8, 1941, to a show-business Marathi family in Bombay, India. Her father was actor Master Vinayak, and her mother was Sushila. Nanda was the third of seven brothers and sisters. When she was just 5 years old, her father ...
Veteran Bollywood actress known for such films as 'Kanoon' (1960), 'Gumnaam' (1965), 'Ittefaq' (1969), 'Joroo Ka Ghulam' (1972) and 'Prem Rog' (1982)
8 January 1939 – 25 March 2014
168. Harry H. Novak
Producer | Moments of Love
Legendary exploitation cinema producer and distributor Harry H. Novak was born on January 12, 1928, in Chicago, IL. He got a job with RKO Pictures distributing movie posters and press books to theaters while still in his teens. Following a tour of duty in the Army during World War II, Novak went ...
Legendary exploitation film producer and distributor known for cult, uh... "classics" such as Kiss Me Quick! (1964), 'Mantis in Lace' a.k.a. 'Lila' (1968), 'Please Don't Eat My Mother' (1973), 'Wham! Bam! Thank You, Spaceman!' (1975) and 'The Creeper' (1977)
January 12, 1928 – March 26, 2014
169. Derek Martinus
Director | Blake's 7
Derek Martinus was born on April 4, 1931 in Essex, England. He was a director and actor, known for Blake's 7 (1978), Doctor Who (1963) and Quick Before They Catch Us (1966). He was married to Eivor. He died on March 27, 2014 in the UK.
Veteran TV director known for his work on 'Z Cars' and 'Doctor Who'
4 April 1931 – 27 March 2014
170. Joseph Rigano
Actor | Casino
Actor known for his gangster roles in such films as 'Casino' (1995) and 'Analyze This' (1999), his role as The Contractor in David Riker's acclaimed 1998 film 'The City (La Ciudad),' and his scenes opposite friend Vinny Vella in several films, most notably Jim Jarmusch's 'Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai' (1999) and 'Coffee and Cigarettes' (2003); was a regular on Vincent Pastore's Sirius Satellite Radio program 'The Wiseguy Show'
June 4, 1933 – March 27, 2014
Editor who worked on such sitcoms as 'Diff'rent Strokes,' 'Soap,' 'Silver Spoons,' 'The Facts of Life,' 'Perfect Strangers,' 'Full House,' and 'Hangin' with Mr. Cooper'
died March 28, 2014
172. Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Writer | Three Days of the Condor
Lorenzo Semple Jr. was born on March 27, 1923 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA as Lorenzo Elliott Semple III. He is known for his work on Three Days of the Condor (1975), Flash Gordon (1980) and Pretty Poison (1968). He was married to Joyce Miller. He died on March 28, 2014 in Brentwood, California, ...
Screenwriter best known for developing the campy 1960s 'Batman' TV series as the show's original head writer; also scripted or co-scripted such classic films as 'Pretty Poison' (1968), 'Papillon' (1973), 'The Parallax View' (1974), 'Three Days of the Condor' (1975) and 'Flash Gordon' (1980)
March 27, 1923 – March 28, 2014
173. Marc Platt
Actor | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
One of Hollywood's more high-flying dancers on film, dimpled, robust, fair-haired Marc Platt provided fancy footwork to a handful of "Golden Era" musicals but truly impressed in one vigorous 1950s classic.
Born to a musical family on December 2, 1913 in Pasadena, California as Marcel Emile Gaston ...
Renowned ballet dancer, musical theatre performer and actor best known for playing one of the seven brothers in the classic musical film 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' (1954)
December 2, 1913 – March 29, 2014
174. Birgitta Valberg
Actress | Jungfrukällan
Birgitta Valberg was born on December 16, 1916 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was an actress and assistant director, known for The Virgin Spring (1960), Paradistorg (1977) and Sunday's Children (1992). She died on March 29, 2014 in Sweden.
Actress known for her work in several Ingmar Bergman films, most notably 'The Virgin Spring' (1960) and 'Shame' (1968)
16 December 1916 – 29 March 2014
175. Thomas M. Ficke
Special_effects | Waterworld
Thomas M. Ficke was born on October 23, 1967 in the USA. He is known for his work on Waterworld (1995), Face/Off (1997) and xXx: State of the Union (2005). He died on March 30, 2014 in Stanford Hospital, Stanford, California, USA.
Stuntman and special effects technician who performed and/or coordinated stunts on such TV shows as 'Falcon Crest,' 'Boy Meets World,' 'Ellen,' 'Nash Bridges,' 'Alias,' 'Monk,' 'Chuck,' and 'Jonas' and in numerous films, including Ron Howard's 'Edtv' (1999), Gus Van Sant's 'Elephant' (2003) and 'Milk' (2008), Ang Lee's 'Hulk' (2003), Francis Lawrence's 'Constantine' (2005), Chris Columbus' 'Rent' (2005), Ryan Murphy's 'Running with Scissors' (2006), Peter Berg's 'Hancock' (2008), John Woo's 'Red Cliff' (2008), and Steven Soderbergh's 'Contagion' (2011); handled special effects on such films as 'Tequila Sunrise' (1988), 'Boyz n the Hood' (1991) and 'The Prophecy' (1995) and was a pyrotechnics operator on 'Blown Away' (1994), 'The War' (1994), 'Waterworld' (1995), and Woo's 'Face/Off' (1997)
October 23, 1967 – March 30, 2014
176. Kate O'Mara
Actress | Doctor Who
Kate O'Mara was born Frances Meredith Carroll on August 10, 1939 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. A hard-looking brunette with high cheekbones, Kate was the daughter of actress Hazel Bainbridge and John Carroll and prodded into performing as a child. Educated at the Aida Foster School, she ...
Actress best known for playing Caress Morell on 'Dynasty' and The Rani on 'Doctor Who' and for her roles in the 1970 Hammer horror films 'The Vampire Lovers' and 'The Horror of Frankenstein'
10 August 1939 – 30 March 2014
177. David Hannay
Producer | The Man from Hong Kong
The 1988 Human Rights Australia Film Award recipient is one of Australia's most experienced film and television producers with a career that began as an actor at the age of 9 in 1948. He entered the film industry at Artransa Park Studios in 1958 as an extras casting assistant on the Hecht Hill ...
Pioneering Australian producer of classic "ozploitation" films 'Stone' (1974) and 'The Man from Hong Kong' (1975) and later horror films such as 'The 13th Floor' (1988) and 'Cubbyhouse' (2001)
23 June 1939 - 31 March 2014
178. Frankie Knuckles
Soundtrack | The Rachel Papers
Frankie Knuckles was born on January 18, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as Jr. Frankie Warren Knuckles. He died on March 31, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Legendary DJ, producer, remixer and house music pioneer; the "Godfather of House Music"
January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014
179. Bob Larbey
Writer | Now and Then
Bob Larbey was born on June 24, 1934 in Lambeth, London, England as Robert Edward John Larbey. He was a writer, known for Now and Then (1983), Please Sir! (1968) and The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971). He was married to Patricia (Trish) Marshall. He died on March 31, 2014 in London.
British TV writer known for the many sitcoms he created and wrote with the late John Esmonde, including 'The Good Life,' 'Please Sir!,' and 'Ever Decreasing Circles;' also wrote 'As Time Goes By' among other shows
24 June 1934 – 31 March 2014
Cameraman who shot many documentaries for acclaimed directors such as Allan King and Frederick Wiseman before embarking on a second career as a director of TV dramas; was cameraman on King's most famous and fascinating film, 'Warrendale' (1975), a landmark of "direct cinema" which chronicled life at a facility for emotionally disturbed children; had previously worked with King on his short subjects 'The Field Day' (1963) and 'The Flying Alberts' (1965) and later re-teamed with the director on 'Come on Children' (1973) and 'The Dragon's Egg' (1998); first worked with Wiseman on his Emmy-winning 'Law and Order' (1969) and went on to shoot nearly all of Wiseman's films from the 1970s, including the multi-award-winning works 'Hospital' (1970), 'Juvenile Court' (1973), and 'Welfare' (1975); also shot Frank Simon and Roman Polanski's 1972 racing documentary 'Weekend of a Champion' (1972), which Polanski restored, re-cut and re-released in 2013; as a director, was known for his work on action-packed U.K. crime dramas, including multiple episodes of 'Special Branch,' 'The Sweeney,' 'The Professionals,' 'Strangers,' 'C.A.T.S. Eyes,' 'Bulman,' and 'The Bill,' though he concluded his career by directing episodes of the Canadian family drama series 'Road to Avonlea'
October 10, 1935 – April 2, 2014
181. Richard Brick
Producer | Last Stand Farmer
Richard Brick was senior producer of a two-hour HD special, Peter Jennings Reporting- UFOs: Seeing is Believing for ABC. In 2003, he was senior producer of another two-hour special for ABC, Peter Jennings Reporting - The JFK Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy. Previously, he was the Co-Producer of ...
Film producer, professor of film at Columbia University and former Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting of New York City; produced the 1991 film 'Hangin' with the Homeboys,' co-produced Emir Kusturica's 'Arizona Dream' (1993) and served as co-producer on Woody Allen's films 'Deconstructing Harry' (1997), 'Celebrity' (1998) and 'Sweet and Lowdown' (1999)
September 20, 1945 – April 2, 2014
182. Pierre J. Capretz
Director | French in Action
Pierre J. Capretz was the creator of the popular French language instruction program "French In Action", that continues to be shown on many public television stations.
Born in 1925 in Mazamet, France, Capretz attended the University of Paris. He arrived in the United States, specifically in ...
Educator and writer best known for creating and hosting the cult PBS educational series 'French in Action,' which has been airing since 1987
30 January 1925 – 2 April 2014
183. Sandy Grossman
Director | Super Bowl XVIII
Sandy Grossman was born on June 12, 1935 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Sanford Morton Grossman. He was a director, known for Super Bowl XVIII (1984), Lingerie Bowl (2006) and Celebrity Boxing (2002). He was married to Faithe. He died on April 2, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Legendary, eight-time Emmy-winning TV sports director who directed a record ten Super Bowl broadcasts; also directed 18 NBA Finals and five Stanley Cup Finals, among many other sporting events
June 12, 1935 – April 2, 2014
184. Lucy Hood
Innovative TV executive who, as founder and president of what was initially Fox Mobile Entertainment, launched the first text voting in the U.S. for the singing competition series 'American Idol,' introducing text messaging to mass audiences; also had a hand in launching News Corporation technology businesses such as Fox.com, FX Cable and News Corp Content Group.; previously served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Communication Technology Management at the University of Southern California; was serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Television Academy at the time of her death
January 27, 1958 – April 2, 2014
185. Everett De Roche
Writer | Harlequin
Everett De Roche was born on July 12, 1946 in the USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Harlequin (1980), Razorback (1984) and Locusts and Wild Honey (1980). He died on April 2, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
Screenwriter of several classic "Ozploitation" films, most notably 'Patrick' (1978), 'Long Weekend' (1978), 'Roadgames' (1981) and 'Razorback' (1984); also wrote Australian fantasy adventure 'Frog Dreaming' (a.k.a. 'The Quest') and British horror film 'Link,' both released in 1986; later credits include 'Storm Warning' (2007) and the 2008 remake of his own 'Long Weekend'
12 July 1946 - 2 April 2014
Jewish Hazzan and solo singer considered a pioneer of 20th century Jewish music
30 October 1919 – 2 April 2014
187. Paul Salamunovich
Music_department | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Acclaimed Grammy®-nominated choral conductor and Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) Music Director Emeritus Paul Salamunovich, whose artistry touched millions of people around the world through recordings, live performances, college and university clinics, and the numerous film scores on which he ...
Grammy-nominated choral conductor and singer; served as Director of Music at St. Charles Borromeo Church between 1949 and 2009 and as Music Director Emeritus of Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) from 1991 to 2001; conducted choral music for over 100 films and television projects, including 'The Godfather' (1972), 'True Confessions' (1981), 'Flatliners' (1990), 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' (1992), 'Waterworld' (1995) , 'Devil's Advocate' (1997), 'Air Force One' (1997), and 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence' (2001); also provided vocals in the soundtracks for 'Judgment at Nuremberg' (1961), 'How the West Was Won' (1968) and 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (1977), among other films
June 7, 1927 – April 3, 2014
188. Arthur Smith
Soundtrack | Deliverance
Warner Brothers studio used a cover version of Smith's 1955 composition "Feudin' Banjos" and renamed it "Dueling Banjos" for use in Deliverance (1972). Banjo player Eric Weissberg, who recorded "Dueling Banjos" for the movie, said he'd grown up playing that piece and thought it was an old ...
Celebrated musician and composer known for his compositions for guitar, banjo and fiddle, most notably "Guitar Boogie" (from which he became known as Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith) and "Dueling Banjos" (formerly "Feudin' Banjos")
April 1, 1921 – April 3, 2014
189. Peter Liechti
Cinematographer | Vaters Garten - Die Liebe meiner Eltern
Peter Liechti was born on January 8, 1951 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Father's Garden: The Love of My Parents (2013), The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy (2009) and Martha's Garden (1997). He died on April 4, 2014 in Zürich, Switzerland.
Swiss filmmaker best known for his 1997 drama 'Martha's Garden' and his award-winning documentaries 'The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy' (2009) and 'Father's Garden: The Love of My Parents' (2013)
January 8, 1951 – 4 April 2014
190. Gyula Szabó
Actor | A Tenkes kapitánya
Gyula Szabó was born on July 15, 1930 in Kunszentmárton, Hungary. He was an actor, known for A Tenkes kapitánya (1965), A Tenkes kapitánya (1964) and Az angol királynö (1988). He died on April 4, 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.
Prize-winning Hungarian actor known for his roles in such films as 'Two Floors of Happiness' (1960), 'The Corporal and the Others' (1965) and 'Defekt' (1977) and especially for his voice-over work in 'The Little Fox' (1981), 'Fehérlófia' (1981) and 'The Seventh Brother' (1995) and the long-running animated series 'Kérem a következöt!' ('Next please!'), 'Frakk, a macskák réme' ('Frakk, terror of the cats') and 'Magyar népmesék' ('Hungarian Folk Tales'); was also the Hungarian dub-over voice of TV's 'Columbo'
15 July 1930 – 4 April 2014
191. Wayne Henderson
Composer | The Limit
Wayne Henderson was born on September 24, 1939 in Houston, Texas, USA. He was married to Cathy. He died on April 4, 2014 in Culver City, California, USA.
Soul jazz and pop trombonist and record producer who was one of the four founding members of The Jazz Crusaders (a.k.a. The Crusaders)
September 24, 1939 – April 5, 2014
192. John Pinette
Actor | The Punisher
John Pinette was born on March 23, 1964 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Punisher (2004), Junior (1994) and Duets (2000). He died on April 5, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Actor and stand-up comedian known for singing and doing impressions and accents in his comedy routines; was a regular on 'Parker Lewis Can't Lose' during its final season and appeared in the series finale of 'Seinfeld'
March 23, 1964 – April 5, 2014
193. José Wilker
Actor | Senhora do Destino
José Wilker de Almeida was born on 20th August 1947 in Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil. He worked as a speaker in a radio there but he later moved to Recife where he started worked in the theatre as a member of "Movimento de Cultura Popular (MPC)". The group not only brought culture to people but also ...
Famed Brazilian actor known for his work in such films as 'Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands' (1976), 'Bye Bye Brasil' (1980) and 'Medicine Man' (1992)
20 August 1944 – 5 April 2014
194. Mary Anderson
Actress | Lifeboat
Mary Anderson was born on April 3, 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Lifeboat (1944), Gone with the Wind (1939) and Henry and Dizzy (1942). She was married to Leon Shamroy and Leonard Marion Behrens. She died on April 6, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA.
Actress known for playing Maybelle Merriwether in 'Gone with the Wind' (1939) and U.S. Army Nurse Alice MacKenzie in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Lifeboat' (1944); also appeared in Best Picture nominees 'All This, and Heaven Too' (1940), 'The Song of Bernadette' (1943) and 'Wilson' (1944) and starred opposite Olivia de Havilland in 'To Each His Own' (1946)
April 3, 1918 – April 6, 2014
195. Mickey Rooney
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. ...
Legendary actor and entertainer whose career spanned almost all of his 93 years, beginning with the silent Mickey McGuire shorts of the 1920s and '30s; acquired greater fame for playing Andy Hardy in a series of films from 1937 through 1946 and for starring alongside Judy Garland in several popular movie musicals of the '30s and '40s, including 'Babes in Arms' (1939), 'Strike Up the Band' (1940) and 'Girl Crazy' (1943); one of the biggest stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, during which time he also starred in such acclaimed films as 1938's 'Boys Town', 1943's 'The Human Comedy' and 1944's 'National Velvet;' served in WWII and continued performing with gusto for decades afterward -- including memorable comedic roles in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (1961) and 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' (1963) -- despite several personal setbacks; became known in later years for work in both live-action and animated children's and family productions, which included playing racehorse trainer Henry Dailey in 'The Black Stallion' (1979) and subsequent TV series 'The New Adventures of the Black Stallion,' voicing Santa Claus in several Rankin-Bass TV specials, voice-over roles in animated film such as 'The Fox and the Hound (1981), 'The Care Bears Movie' (1985) and 'Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland' (1989), and appearances in 'Night at the Museum' (2006) and 'The Muppets' (2011); accolades received throughout his career include two special Oscars (a Juvenile Award in 1939 and an Honorary Award in 1983), four Oscar nominations (for 'Babes in Arms', 'The Human Comedy', 'The Bold and the Brave' (1956) and 'The Black Stallion'), an Emmy Award (for playing a retarded man in the 1981 TV movie 'Bill'), four Emmy nominations (for episodes of 'Playhouse 90,' 'Alcoa Theatre' and 'The Dick Powell Show' and for the 1983 movie 'Bill: On His Own') and a Tony nomination (for 'Sugar Babies' in 1980); a true Hollywood icon
September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014
196. Peaches Geldof
Self | The King Is Dead
Peaches Geldof was born on March 13, 1989 in Westminster, London, England as Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof. She was a writer, known for The King Is Dead (2010), Celebrity Juice (2008) and Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack (2008). She was married to Thomas Cohen and Maxwell Drummey. She died on April 7, ...
Journalist, model and TV personality; daughter of singer-songwriter Bob Geldof and the late TV presenter Paula Yates
13 March 1989 – 6 or 7 April 2014
197. Claudine Bouché
Editor | Jules et Jim
Editor of François Truffaut's films 'Shoot the Piano Player' (1960), 'Jules and Jim' (1962), 'The Soft Skin' (1964) and 'The Bride Wore Black' (1968), as well as such films as 'Come Dance with Me!' (1959) and 'Emmanuele' (1974)
27 September 1925 – 7 April 2014
198. John Shirley-Quirk
Actor | NET Opera Theater
John Shirley-Quirk was born on August 28, 1932 in Liverpool, England. He was an actor, known for NET Opera Theater (1967), Death in Venice (1981) and God Rot Tunbridge Wells! (1985). He was married to Teresa Perez, Sara Watkins and Patricia May Hastie. He died on April 7, 2014 in Winsley, Wiltshire...
World-renowned bass-baritone best known for his insightful interpretations of many works by composer-conductor Benjamin Britten; performed in the premieres of Britten's last five operas ('Curlew River' in 1964, 'The Burning Fiery Furnace' in 1966, 'The Prodigal Son' in 1968, 'Owen Wingrave' in 1971, and 'Death in Venice' in 1973) and received critical acclaim for his 1972 recording of Britten's 'War Requiem,' conducted by Richard Hickox; also famed for partaking in the widely-acclaimed 1971 recording of Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony conducted by Georg Solti and for originating the role of Lev in Michael Tippett’s 'The Ice Break' at Covent Garden in 1977, among many other works
28 August 1931 – 7 April 2014
199. V.K. Murthy
Cinematographer | Kaagaz Ke Phool
V.K. Murthy was born on November 26, 1923 in Mysore, India. He is known for his work on Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) and Baaz (1953). He died on April 7, 2014 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Award-winning Indian cinematographer who shot nearly all of the films directed by, starring and/or produced by Guru Dutt, most notably 'Mr. & Mrs. '55' (1955), 'C.I.D.' (1956) 'Pyaasa' (1957), 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam' (1962) and the first Indian film shot in CinemaScope, 'Kaagaz Ke Phool' (1959)
26 November 1923 – 7 April 2014
200. Jim Hellwig
Actor | WCW Monday Nitro
Standing out than the rest, Ultimate Warrior became one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE (back then in the WWF). During his run from the 1980s-90s, Warrior became known for high high energy when running down to the ring with his music hits, shaking the ropes during his entrance, his ...
Pro wrestling icon known as The Ultimate Warrior
June 16, 1959 – April 8, 2014