Celebrities who left our world too soon

by bts1984 | created - 06 Sep 2016 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

This is my personal list of celebrities who passed away long before their hour and still had a lot to give.

1. Sharon Tate

Actress | Valley of the Dolls

Sharon's early life was one of constant moving as her father served in the military. When she lived in Italy, she was voted "Homecoming Queen" of her high school. After being an extra in a few Italian films, Sharon headed to Hollywood where she would again start as an extra. Her first big break ...

2. Françoise Dorléac

Actress | L'homme de Rio

The radiant Francoise Dorleac is better remembered today as the elder, ill-fated sister of French film star Catherine Deneuve. The Paris-born actress, however, was actually the first to become a star and had quite a formidable career of her own in the 1960s until it was cut short. Born into a ...

3. Freddie Mercury

Soundtrack | Metropolis

Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964, he and his family flew to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art, where he graduated in 1969. He ...

4. John Candy

Actor | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Candy was one of Canada's greatest and funniest character actors. His well-known role as the big hearted buffoon earned him classics in Uncle Buck (1989) and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987). His career has handed him some dry spells but Candy always rebounded.

Born in Newmarket, Ontario, in ...

5. Nino Bravo

Soundtrack | Dos tipos duros

Nino Bravo was born on August 3, 1944 in Ayelo de Malferit, València, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain as Luis Manuel Ferri Llopis. He was married to Amparo Martínez. He died on April 16, 1973 in Villarrubio, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

6. Stephen W. Burns

Actor | The Thorn Birds

Stephen W. Burns was born on November 15, 1954 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Thorn Birds (1983), 240-Robert (1979) and Herbie Goes Bananas (1980). He died on February 22, 1990 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

7. Elvis Presley

Soundtrack | Tickle Me

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...

8. Fernando Ramos da Silva

Actor | Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco

Fernando was the star of only one film in his short life. He played Pixote - a street child - in Pixote (1981). During his short period of fame, Fernando was seen as a symbol of hope for the Brazilian street kids. He grew up in a poor neighborhood of Diadema - a industrial city close to São Paulo -...

9. Jean Vigo

Writer | Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège

Jean Vigo had bad health since he was a child. Son of anarchist militant Miguel Almareyda, he also never really recovered from his father's mysterious death in jail when he was 12. Abandoned by his mother, he passed from boarding school to boarding school. Aged 23, through meetings with people ...

10. António Variações

Soundtrack | Bem-Vindos a Beirais

António Variações was born on December 3, 1944 in Lugar de Pilar, Amares, Portugal as António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro. He died on June 13, 1984 in Lisbon, Portugal.

11. Carlos Paião

Composer | Humor de Perdição

Carlos Paião was born on November 1, 1957 in Coimbra, Portugal as Carlos Manuel de Marques Paião. He was a composer and actor, known for Humor de Perdição (1987), Carnaval infernal (1986) and O Foguete (1983). He died on August 26, 1988 in Rio Maior, Portugal.

12. José Boavida

Actor | A Hora da Liberdade

José Boavida was born on August 23, 1964 in Castelo Branco, Portugal. He was an actor, known for A Hora da Liberdade (1999), Maré Alta (2004) and El Contrato (2009). He died on January 26, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.

13. Alessandro Momo

Actor | Malizia

Alessandro Momo was one of the promising young Italian actors. He began his acting career when he was very young, starring as a protagonist in the soap operas along with Valerio Fioravanti.

He became famous for his sexual exploitation of the maid played by the Italian sex bomb, Laura Antonelli in ...

14. Joe Flynn

Actor | The Rescuers

Born on November 8, 1924, in Youngstown, Ohio and after attending Northwestern University, Flynn began his entertainment career as a ventriloquist and as a radio performer. During World War II, he served in the Army's Special Services Branch (formerly the Morale Branch) entertaining the troops in ...

15. Nat 'King' Cole

Soundtrack | The Nat King Cole Show

Nat King Cole was born Nathaniel Adams Coles at Montgomery, Alabama. He received music lessons from his mother and his family moved to Chicago when he was only five, where his father Edward James Coles was a minister at the True Light Baptist Church and later Pastor of the First Baptist Church. At ...

16. Dominique Dunne

Actress | Poltergeist

Dominique Dunne was born to a life of privilege in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne and Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer. Actor Griffin Dunne is her brother. After her parents' divorce, she moved first to New York, and then to a posh home in ...

17. Heather O'Rourke

Actress | Poltergeist

Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry.

Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting ...

18. Judith Barsi

Actress | The Land Before Time

The only child of Jozsef Barsi and Maria Benko, Judith Eva Barsi beat 10,000-to-1 odds when she was discovered at a San Fernando Valley skating rink at age 5 1/2 in 1983 and mistaken for a 3-year-old. Her first commercial was for Donald Duck Orange Juice and she went on to appear in anywhere ...

19. Natalie Wood

Actress | Rebel Without a Cause

Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938, in San Francisco, California, as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Stepanovna (Zudilov) and Nikolai Stepanovich Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés, of Ukrainian and Russian descent, who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the ...

20. Albert Lamorisse

Director | Le ballon rouge

A former photographer, he turned to directing short subjects in the late 40s, soon acquiring an international reputation for the poetic quality of his short and medium-length films involving the fantasy world of children. Both his White Mane (1953) and The Red Balloon (1956) received a grand prize ...

21. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

22. Bobby Driscoll

Actor | Peter Pan

Bobby Driscoll was a natural-born actor. Discovered by chance at the age of five-and-a-half in a barber shop in Altadena, CA. and then convincing in anything he ever undertook on the movie screen and on television throughout his career spanning 17 years (1943-1960). Includes such notable movie ...

23. Matthew Garber

Actor | Mary Poppins

Matthew Garber was a British child actor. Both of his parents were theatrical actors, but neither was particularly famous.

In 1963, Garbet came to the attention of actor Roy Dotrice (father of Karen Dotrice) who was seeking potential child actors. Roy recommended Garber to the casting department of ...

24. Reeva Steenkamp

Self | Tropika Island of Treasure

Reeva Steenkamp was born on August 19, 1983 in Cape Town, South Africa as Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp. She died on February 14, 2013 in Silver Woods Country Estate, Pretoria, South Africa.

25. Francisco Adam

Actor | Morangos com Açúcar

Francisco Amaro Rodrigues Adam was born in Lisbon, Portugal, on 13 August 1983. He worked as a model before he was cast as "Dino" in the TV series "Morangos com Açucar". The character soon became one of the most appreciated by the audience, and Francisco one of the most appraised actors of the ...

26. Angélico Vieira

Actor | Feitiço de Amor

Angélico Vieira was born on December 31, 1982 in Lisbon, Portugal as Sandro Milton Vieira Angélico. He was an actor, known for Feitiço de Amor (2008), Espírito Indomável (2010) and 20.13: Purgatory (2006). He died on June 28, 2011 in Porto, Portugal.

27. Daniela Perez

Actress | O Dono do Mundo

Daniela Perez was born on August 11, 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was an actress, known for O Dono do Mundo (1991), De Corpo e Alma (1992) and Kananga do Japão (1989). She was married to Raul Gazolla. She died on December 28, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro.

28. Jim Reeves

Soundtrack | Let It Ride

Jim Reeves was one of the best of the "Nashville Sound" style country and western singers. His fame was widespread, not only in the USA, but also in Britain, India, Scandanavia and South Africa. Born in 1923 in Panola County, Texas, Jim after college began to pursue a professional baseball career ...

29. Brad Renfro

Actor | Apt Pupil

Brad Renfro was born on July 25, 1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Angela Denise McCrory and Mark Renfro, a factory worker. He was discovered at age 10 by director Joel Schumacher and was cast in the motion picture The Client (1994), which starred Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. Although this ...

30. Murray Hamilton

Actor | Jaws

Murray Hamilton was one of those character actors whose face would be familiar to most movie buffs at an instant, yet his name may not. That's a shame, because Hamilton was one of the most versatile and prolific of performers who was never anything less than completely convincing in any role he ...

31. John Ritter

Actor | Sling Blade

Jonathan Southworth Ritter was born in Burbank, California, on September 17, 1948. He was the son of legendary country singer/actor Tex Ritter and his wife, actress Dorothy Fay. The couple married in 1941 and had their first child, Tom Ritter, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. John was ...

32. Jim Henson

Actor | The Muppet Show

Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends (1955), a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and ...

33. River Phoenix

Actor | My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally ...

34. John Hughes

Writer | The Breakfast Club

John Hughes was born on February 18, 1950 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as John Wilden Hughes Jr. He was a writer, known for The Breakfast Club (1985), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) and Uncle Buck (1989). He was married to Nancy Hughes. He died on August 6, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City, ...

35. Jim Morrison

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

Jim Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, to Clara Virginia (Clarke) and George Stephen Morrison, a U.S. Naval Officer who fought in World War II. Jim eventually became so estranged from his parents that he would later claim that they were dead. Not much is known about his ...

36. Kurt Cobain

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt and his family lived in Hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to Aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced. The divorce left Kurt's outlook on the world forever scarred. He...

37. John Lennon

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...

38. John F. Kennedy

Writer | Profiles in Courage

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Rose Kennedy (née Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald) and Joseph P. Kennedy. John was named after his maternal grandfather, John "HoneyFitz" Fitzgerald, the mayor of Boston. John was very ill as a child and was given the last ...

39. 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 ...

40. Princess Diana

Self | Gala Performance

Diana was born July 1, 1961 at 7:45pm weighing 7lb 12oz at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England. She had her christening at Sandringham Church in Norfolk. Her full name is Lady Diana Frances Spencer. On July 29, 1981 she married her Prince Charming - Prince Charles of Wales, the eldest son of ...

41. Grace Kelly

Actress | Rear Window

On November 12, 1929, Grace Patricia Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to wealthy parents. Her girlhood was uneventful for the most part, but one of the things she desired was to become an actress which she had decided on at an early age. After her high school graduation in 1947, Grace ...

42. Martin Luther King

Soundtrack | Freedom Writers

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Alberta Christine (Williams), a schoolteacher, and Martin Luther King Sr., a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. For Martin the civil rights movement began one summer in 1935 when he was six ...

43. Jonathan Brandis

Actor | Seaquest DSV

Born in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, to Greg and Mary, Jonathan Brandis began his career at age 5, acting in television commercials. He appeared in small parts in several films and TV shows before his first starring role in the 1990 film The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990). He starred ...

44. 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. ...

45. 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 ...

46. Demis Roussos

Soundtrack | Wild Child

Demis Roussos was born on June 15, 1946 in Alexandria, Egypt as Artemios Ventouris Roussos. He was married to Marie, Dominique and Monique. He died on January 25, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

47. Chris Rebello

Actor | Jaws

Chris Rebello was born on August 8, 1963 in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Jaws (1975). He was married to Lyn Wadsworth. He died on November 30, 2000 in Oak Bluffs.

48. Robert Shaw

Actor | A Man for All Seasons

Robert Archibald Shaw was born on August 9, 1927, in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, the eldest son of Doreen Nora (Avery), a nurse, and Thomas Archibald Shaw, a doctor. His paternal grandfather was Scottish, from Argyll. Shaw's mother, who was born in Piggs Peak, Swaziland, met his father while...

49. Robin Williams

Actor | Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on Saturday, July 21st, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois, a great-great-grandson of Mississippi Governor and Senator, Anselm J. McLaurin. His mother, Laurie McLaurin (née Janin), was a former model from Mississippi, and his father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a Ford ...

50. Bob Hoskins

Actor | The Long Good Friday

Bob Hoskins was described by the director John Mackenzie as "an actor from the British tradition but with an almost American approach, an instinctive approach to acting and knowing how to work with the camera". He was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was ...

51. François Truffaut

Writer | La nuit américaine

French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who became his protector. Bazin helped the ...

52. Guy Decomble

Actor | Les quatre cents coups

Guy Decomble was born on November 12, 1910 in Aulnay-sous-Bois, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. He was an actor and writer, known for The 400 Blows (1959), Les Cousins (1959) and Maigret voit rouge (1963). He died on August 14, 1964 in Châtellerault, Vienne, France.

53. Robert Newton

Actor | Around the World in 80 Days

Robert Newton was one of the great character actors -- and great characters -- of the British cinema, best remembered today for playing Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1950) and its sequel for Walt Disney in the 1950s. His portrayal of Long John Silver and of Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952) ...

54. António Feio

Actor | Arte

António Feio was born on December 6, 1954 in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique as António Jorge Peres Feio. He is known for his work on Arte (1999), Os Bonecos da Bola (1993) and Verão Quente (1993). He was married to Lurdes Feio. He died on July 29, 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal.

55. Olof Palme

Actor | Bråkiga blad

Palme came from an upper class family in Stockholm. While studying at the college of Stockholm he got involved in student politics and got the opportunity to travel through post-war Europe in 1949. He became president of Sweden's United Student Unions in 1952. When prime minister Tage Erlander ...

56. Pope John Paul I

Pope John Paul I was born on October 17, 1912 in Forno di Canale, Veneto, Italy as Albino Luciani. He died on September 28, 1978 in Vatican City.

57. Pope John XXIII

Writer | E venne un uomo

Pope John XXIII was born on November 25, 1881 in Sotto il Monte, Bergamo, Italy as Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli. He was a writer, known for A Man Named John (1965), Pro Mundi Vita (1961) and Tu es Pierre (1959). He died on June 3, 1963 in Vatican City.

58. John Charlesworth

Actor | Scrooge

John Charlesworth was born on November 12, 1935 in Hull, England. He was an actor, known for A Christmas Carol (1951), Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951) and The Children of the New Forest (1955). He died on April 2, 1960 in Birmingham, England.

59. H.B. Halicki

Writer | Gone in 60 Seconds

H.B. Halicki was born on October 18, 1940 in Dunkirk, New York, USA as Henry Blight Halicki. He was a writer and producer, known for Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), Deadline Auto Theft (1983) and The Junkman (1982). He was married to Denice Shakarian Halicki. He died on August 20, 1989 in Tonawanda, New...

60. Joe Dassin

Soundtrack | The Darjeeling Limited

Son of filmmaker Jules Dassein, Joseph Dassin played supporting roles in some movies in the first half of the 60's (two of them were directed by his father: The Law (1959) and Topkapi (1964)), but to people in France and Québec, he is better known as pop singer Joe Dassin. He recorded his first ...

61. Lock Martin

Actor | The Day the Earth Stood Still

One of the tallest actors ever, he held various odd jobs before his debut on the silver screen. He worked for Spike Jones and his City Slickers, Ardens Dairy (in California,) as a Cowboy for Public Relations and at Knotts Berry Farm, (in California) also as a Cowboy. It was while he was working as ...

62. Paul Walker

Actor | The Fast and the Furious

Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William ...

63. Roy Orbison

Soundtrack | Star Trek: First Contact

Roy Orbison was born on April 23, 1936 in Vernon, Texas, USA as Roy Kelton Orbison. He was married to Barbara Orbison and Claudette Frady. He died on December 6, 1988 in Madison, Tennessee, USA.

64. Donna Summer

Soundtrack | Thank God It's Friday

Donna Summer rocketed to international super-stardom in the mid-1970s when her groundbreaking merger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock, disco and avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance music out of the clubs of Europe to the pinnacles of sales and radio charts around the world. ...

65. Charles Denner

Actor | Z

Mr. Denner began studying in Paris with Charles Dullin in 1945. Four years later, he joined the National Popular Theater. In 1962, he was offered his first big film role, in Bluebeard (1963). He made thirty films after that, notably with Claude Lelouch and François Truffaut. Over the years, he ...

66. Ayrton Senna

Self | Formula 1

Ayrton Senna da Silva was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to a wealthy family. When he was four years old his father Milton bought him a go-kart, and by age eight Ayrton was regularly competing in karting events. His career progressed quickly, and in 1982 he moved to England to pursue his racing. In 1984...

67. Jussi Björling

Soundtrack | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Jussi Björling was born on February 2, 1911 in Stora Tuna, Dalarnas län, Sweden as Johan Jonathan Björling. He was married to Anna-Lisa Berg. He died on September 9, 1960 in Siarö, Stockholms län, Sweden.

68. Álvaro Nagore

Actor | Secretos del corazón

Alvaro Jimenez Nagore was born in Bilbao, Basque, Spain, to Antonio and Mariabeth Nagore. In February 1996, his parents were divorced and he lived with his father, while his brother Jose (born 1981) followed his mom. At the age of 13, Alvaro was chosen to play Juan in "Secretos del Corazon" (1997) ...

69. Lorenzo Bandini

Transportation_department | Grand Prix

Italian race driver Lorenzo Bandini started out his career like so many other race drivers, that of a mechanic. From there he progressed to driving the cars and was successful as a sports car driver, rally racer and ultimately Grand Prix driver. He drove for three major Grand Prix teams, Cooper, ...

70. Vladimir Garin

Actor | Vozvrashchenie

Vladimir Garin was born on January 25, 1987 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR as Vladimir Vladimirovich Garin. He was an actor, known for The Return (2003). He died on June 24, 2003 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

71. Albert Rémy

Actor | Les quatre cents coups

Albert Rémy was born on April 9, 1915 in Sèvres, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France. He was an actor and director, known for The 400 Blows (1959), The Train (1964) and It Happened at the Inn (1943). He died on January 26, 1967 in Paris, France.

72. Jacques Brel

Composer | Le Far-West

One of the most popular singers of French songs. After a childhood full of boredom and normality, Brel started to work in his father's cardboard factory. But he wanted a different kind of life. He had been writing songs all his life and in the early 1950s he went to Paris. After a few years he ...

73. Folke Hjort

Actor | Mannen på taket

Folke Hjort was born on March 28, 1934 in Stockholm, Sweden as Folke Karl-Gustav Hjort. He was an actor, known for Man on the Roof (1976), Skärgårdsflirt (1972) and Friställd (1969). He was married to Irma Erixson. He died on July 3, 1977 in Lysekil, Västra Götalands län, Sweden.

74. Peter Lorre

Actor | Casablanca

Peter Lorre was born László Lowenstein on Rózsahegy, Hungary. He was educated in elementary and secondary schools in Vienna, Austria. As a youth, he ran away from home, worked as a bank clerk and, after stage training in Vienna, made his acting debut in Zurich. He remained unknown, traveling for ...

75. Colin Clive

Actor | Frankenstein

Who could forget Colin Clive's "It's Alive! It's Alive!" as he melted to the floor mumbling the same over and over in ecstasy after his success at animating the Monster in the first sound version of Frankenstein (1931). Film history - horror film history - but part of a short history for actor ...

76. Vincent Price

Actor | Laura

Actor, raconteur, art collector and connoisseur of haute cuisine are just some of the attributes associated with Vincent Price. He was born of Welsh ancestry to prosperous parents ("not rich enough to evoke envy but successful enough to demand respect"). His uniquely cultivated voice and persona ...

77. George C. Scott

Actor | Patton

George C. Scott was an immensely talented actor, a star of screen, stage and television. He was born on October 18, 1927 in Wise, Virginia, to Helena Agnes (Slemp) and George Dewey Scott. At the age of eight, his mother died, and his father, an executive at Buick, raised him. In 1945, he joined the...

78. George Sanders

Actor | All About Eve

George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in ...

79. Anthony Perkins

Actor | Psycho

Anthony Perkins was born April 4, 1932 in New York City to Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and Osgood Perkins, an actor of both stage and film. His paternal great-grandfather was noted engraver Andrew Varick Stout Anthony.

Perkins attended the Brooks School, the Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University ...

80. Oskar Werner

Actor | Fahrenheit 451

Remote, somewhat morose and, as a result, intriguing, Viennese talent Oskar Werner was born in 1922, not far from the birthplace of "Waltz King" Johann Strauss, and christened Oskar Josef Bschließmayer. His parents divorced when he was fairly young.

While growing up, Oskar found performing in school...

81. Peter Marquardt

Actor | El mariachi

Peter Marquardt was born on July 1, 1964 in the USA as Peter Charles Marquardt. He was an actor and producer, known for El Mariachi (1992), Desperado (1995) and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003). He died on July 19, 2014 in Austin, Texas, USA.

82. 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 ...

83. Billy Halop

Actor | Angels with Dirty Faces

Billy Halop's show business career started on radio in the 1920s and carried over to stage work on Broadway. There, in 1937, he and other teenage cast members of the stage hit "Dead End" were brought to Hollywood by Samuel Goldwyn for the film version of the play, which was a tremendous hit. Halop ...

84. William Tracy

Actor | The Shop Around the Corner

Pittsburgh-born actor William Tracy was born on December 1, 1917, and began performing professionally as a youth. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, he appeared in musical and comedy roles until his big break arrived in 1937 at age 19 when he took over the role of fidgety military ...

85. Ann Sheridan

Actress | Kings Row

Ann Sheridan won the "Search for Beauty" contest which carried with it a Paramount screen test. Signed to a contract at 18, she was put into a number of small roles under her real name of Clara Lou Sheridan. As she got better, her name was changed to Ann. In 1936, after two dozen films, she went to...

86. Falco

Soundtrack | Atomic Blonde

He was born as Johann Hölzel in Vienna, but was mostly called "Hans". Very young, he was considered as a new Mozart and decided to have a musical career. He started playing the bass guitar in local bands such as "Drahdiwaberl" or "The Hallucination Company". Around that time he changed his name to ...

87. Maurice Jaubert

Soundtrack | Frances Ha

Maurice Jaubert was born on January 3, 1900 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. He is known for his work on Frances Ha (2012), L'Atalante (1934) and Le Jour Se Leve (1939). He was married to Marthe Poidlouë. He died on June 19, 1940 in Azerailles, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

88. Michel Berger

Soundtrack | 8 femmes

Michel Berger was born on November 28, 1947 in Paris, France as Michel-Jean Hamburger. He was married to France Gall. He died on August 2, 1992 in Saint-Tropez, Var, France.

89. Porter Hall

Actor | Double Indemnity

For over two decades, Porter Hall made a career out of playing villains and pompous, unpleasant people. His movie career was not a mirror of his real life, however. Mr. Hall was well known as a generous and outgoing person who was well-liked by almost everybody he knew. It is ironic that the role ...

90. Jerry Orbach

Actor | Law & Order

Jerry Orbach was born in the Bronx, New York, the only child of Leon Orbach, a former vaudevillian actor, was a German Jewish immigrant, who was born in Hamburg, Germany, and Emily (nee Olexy), a radio singer, was born in Pennsylvania to immigrant Polish-Lithuanian Roman Catholic parents, Alexander...

91. Bruce Lee

Actor | Meng long guo jiang

Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and ...

92. Joe Ranft

Actor | Toy Story

Joe Ranft was born on March 13, 1960 in Pasadena, California, USA as Joseph Henry Ranft. He was an actor and writer, known for Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999) and Cars (2006). He was married to Sue Barry Ranft. He died on August 16, 2005 in Mendocino County, California.

93. 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 ...

94. Frank Morgan

Actor | The Wizard of Oz

Jovial, somewhat flamboyant Frank Morgan (born Francis Wuppermann) will forever be remembered as the title character in The Wizard of Oz (1939), but he was a veteran and respected actor long before he played that part, and turned in outstanding performances both before and after that film. One of ...

95. Victor Fleming

Director | Gone with the Wind

Victor Fleming entered the film business as a stuntman in 1910, mainly doing stunt driving - which came easy to him, as he had been a mechanic and professional race-car driver. He became interested in working on the other side of the camera, and eventually got a job as a cameraman on many of the ...

96. Michael Jeter

Actor | Open Range

Michael Jeter was born on August 26, 1952 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for Open Range (2003), The Green Mile (1999) and Jurassic Park III (2001). He was married to Sean Blue. He died on March 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

97. Georges Delerue

Composer | Platoon

Georges Delerue was born on March 12, 1925 in Roubaix, Nord, France as Georges Henri Jean-Baptiste Delerue. He was a composer, known for Platoon (1986), The Day of the Dolphin (1973) and Twins (1988). He was married to Micheline Gautron. He died on March 20, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

98. Dusty Springfield

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

Dusty Springfield has been acknowledged around the world as the best female soul singer that Britain ever produced. With her oddly erotic, throaty voice, she racked up a string of hits from the 1960s onwards. Born in London to Irish parents, Dusty grew up in and around London. Her early work ...

99. Dita Parlo

Actress | La grande illusion

Dita Parlo was born on September 4, 1908 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany as Grethe Gerda Kornstädt. She was an actress, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), Melody of the Heart (1929) and Tropennächte (1931). She was married to Frank Guetal. She died on December 12, 1971 in Paris, France.

100. Ladislao Vajda

Director | Es geschah am hellichten Tag

Ladislao Vajda was born on August 18, 1906 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as László Vajda Weisz. He was a director and writer, known for It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958), The Miracle of Marcelino (1955) and Uncle Hyacynth (1956). He died on March 25, 1965 in Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain.



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