Death people

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1. Edith González

Actress | Palabra de mujer

Edith Gonzalez was born in Mexico in 1964, as part of a well-off middle-class family. From an early age, Edith showed a passion for acting. She was discovered at the age of 5 when her mother took her to see a popular Sunday show. The producer of a show was looking for a blond girl with blue eyes ...

2. Gary Cooper

Actor | High Noon

Born to Alice Cooper and Charles Cooper (not in film business). Gary attended school at Dunstable school England, Helena Montana and Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa. His first stage experience was during high school and college. Afterwards, he worked as an extra for one year before getting a part in a...

3. Audrey Hepburn

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian ancestry.

After her parents' divorce, ...

4. Richard Widmark

Actor | The Alamo

Richard Widmark established himself as an icon of American cinema with his debut in the 1947 film noir Kiss of Death (1947) in which he won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination as the killer "Tommy Udo". Kiss of Death (1947) and other noir thrillers established Widmark as part of a new ...

5. George Peppard

Actor | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Handsome and elegant George Peppard occasionally displayed considerable talent through his career, but was too often cast in undemanding action roles. Following Broadway and television experience, he made a strong film debut in The Strange One (1957). He started getting noticed when he played ...

6. Patricia Neal

Actress | The Day the Earth Stood Still

Patricia Neal, the Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress, was born Patsy Louise Neal in Packard, Kentucky, where her father managed a coal mine and her mother was the daughter of the town doctor. She grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she attended high school. She was first bit by the acting bug...

7. Buddy Ebsen

Actor | The Beverly Hillbillies

Buddy Ebsen began his career as a dancer in the late 1920s in a Broadway chorus. He later formed a vaudeville act with his sister Vilma Ebsen, which also appeared on Broadway. In 1935 he and his sister went to Hollywood, where they were signed for the first of MGM's Eleanor Powell movies, Broadway ...

8. Martin Balsam

Actor | All the President's Men

Martin Henry Balsam was born on November 4, 1919 in the Bronx, New York City, to Lillian (Weinstein) and Albert Balsam, a manufacturer of women's sportswear. He was the first-born child. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and his mother was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents. ...

9. José Luis de Vilallonga

Actor | Breakfast at Tiffany's

José Luis de Vilallonga was born on January 29, 1920 in Madrid, Spain as José Luis de Vilallonga y Cabeza de Vaca. He was an actor and writer, known for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Darling (1965) and Juliet of the Spirits (1965). He was married to Begoña Aranguren, Syliane Stella, ...

10. John McGiver

Actor | The Manchurian Candidate

John Irwin McGiver came to acting relatively late in life. He held a B.A. and Masters degrees in English from Fordham, Columbia and Catholic Universities and spent his early years teaching drama and speech at Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx. He had an early flirt with the acting ...

11. Stanley Adams

Actor | Star Trek

Stocky character actor Stanley Adams had a relatively minor career in motion pictures, with the possible exception of his baby-faced millionaire Rusty Trawler of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) fame. Otherwise, he played innumerable minor ethnic villains, bartenders and avuncular, fast-talking ...

12. Alan Reed

Actor | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Character player Alan Reed was a strong, burly presence on film and TV but he would be better remembered in the long run for his equally strong, distinctive voice. He gave vocal life to the prehistoric cartoon character Fred Flintstone on the prime-time TV series The Flintstones (1960) in the 1960s...

13. 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. ...

14. Don Anderson

Actor | Playhouse 90

Don Anderson was born on February 23, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Donald Adams Anderson. He was an actor, known for Playhouse 90 (1956), Switch (1975) and Perry Mason (1957). He was married to Carol Greenwood, Maria Zell Gordon and Alberta Norma Williams. He died on September 23, 1983 ...

15. Kip King

Actor | Westworld

Kip King was born on August 11, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jerome Charles Kattan. He was an actor and writer, known for Westworld (1973), A Night at the Roxbury (1998) and Meet the Fockers (2004). He was married to Hajnalka E. Biro. He died on July 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

16. Gil Lamb

Actor | Shirley Temple's Storybook

Lean and lanky Gil Lamb should have been a professional contortionist. Every part of him seemed to be elastic. He could bend at the hip and jackknife to the floor, his head almost touching the ground, face turned sideways. That face was also peculiarly long and lugubrious. His 'fish-eyed' ...

17. Miriam Nelson

Actress | Duffy's Tavern

Debuted on Broadway in 1938. Married fellow dancer Gene Nelson. When Gene joined the Signal Corps, Miriam went to Hollywood and signed an acting-dancing contract with Paramount. She eventually became a choreographer in film, choreographing many musical numbers for Gene once he had a contract with ...

18. Richard Wyler

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Richard Stapley, aka Richard Wyler, not only enjoyed great success as an actor and writer on both sides of the Atlantic, but managed to do it under two names as well.

A descendant of Sir Richard Stapley, noted in history for signing the death warrant of King Charles I, Stapley was born in ...

19. Cary Grant

Actor | Charade

Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I."

Cary Grant was born Archibald Alexander Leach on January 18, 1904 in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years...

20. Walter Matthau

Actor | The Odd Couple

Walter Matthau was best known for starring in many films which included Charade (1963), The Odd Couple (1968), Grumpy Old Men (1993), and Dennis the Menace (1993). He often worked with Jack Lemmon and the two were Hollywood's craziest stars.

He was born Walter Jake Matthow in New York City, New York...

21. James Coburn

Actor | The Great Escape

Lanky, charismatic and versatile actor with an amazing grin that put everyone at ease, James Coburn studied acting at UCLA, and then moved to New York to study under noted acting coach Stella Adler. After being noticed in several stage productions, Coburn appeared in a handful of minor westerns ...

22. George Kennedy

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born on February 18, 1925 in New York City, to Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader and musician. Following high school graduation, Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in 1943 with the hope to become a fighter ...

23. Jacques Marin

Actor | Charade

Short, stocky Jacques Marin was a wonderfully droll character actor, who tended to pop up in international films of the 60's and 70's, whenever a typically French-looking gendarme, police inspector, concierge or shopkeeper was needed. His trademark was a toothbrush moustache and a deadpan ...

24. Mel Ferrer

Actor | Lili

Actor/director/producer Mel Ferrer was born Melchor Gaston Ferrer on August 25, 1917, in Elberon, New Jersey. The son of a Cuban-born surgeon and a Manhattan socialite, he went to prep school and attended Princeton University. From the age of 15 he worked in summer stock. After Princeton he became ...

25. Gregory Peck

Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird

Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916 in La Jolla, California, to Bernice Mary (Ayres) and Gregory Pearl Peck, a chemist and druggist in San Diego. He had Irish (from his paternal grandmother), English, and some German, ancestry. His parents divorced when he was five years old. An only ...

26. Laura Solari

Actress | Roman Holiday

Laura Solari was born on January 5, 1913 in Trieste, Austria-Hungary as Laura Camaur. She was an actress, known for Roman Holiday (1953), Duel of the Titans (1961) and Luisa Sanfelice (1942). She was married to Oscar Semere and Arthur Roper Caldbeck. She died on September 13, 1984 in Bellinzona, ...

27. Rex Harrison

Actor | My Fair Lady

Rex Harrison was born Reginald Carey Harrison in Huyton, Lancashire, England, to Edith Mary (Carey) and William Reginald Harrison, a cotton broker. He changed his name to Rex as a young boy, knowing it was the Latin word for "King". Starting out on his theater career at age 18, his first job at the ...

28. Stanley Holloway

Actor | My Fair Lady

Stanley Holloway was a British actor and singer, primarily known for comic monologues and songs. In 1890, Holloway was born in Manor Park, Essex. In 1965, Manor Park was incorporated into Greater London, as part of an administrative reform. It is currently part of the London Borough of Newham, in ...

29. Wilfrid Hyde-White

Actor | My Fair Lady

British character actor of wry charm, equally at home in amused or strait-laced characters. A native of Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire, he attended Marlborough College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage debut came in 1922, and by 1925 he was a busy London actor. He married ...

30. Al Bain

Actor | Hollywood Stadium Mystery

Al Bain was born on October 5, 1908. He is known for his work on Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938) and Butch Minds the Baby (1942). He died on April 7, 1993 in DeLand, Florida, USA.

31. Richard Crenna

Actor | Rambo III

Richard Donald Crenna was born in Los Angeles, California, into a modest-income family, the only child of Edith J. (Pollette) and Domenick Anthony Crenna, a pharmacist. His parents were both of Italian descent. His mother managed a small hotel in downtown Los Angeles, where Richard and his family ...

32. Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Actor | Wait Until Dark

It's hardly surprising that the son of renowned Russian-born concert violinist Efrem Zimbalist Sr. (1889-1985) and Romanian-born opera singer Alma Gluck (1884-1938) would desire a performing career of some kind. Born in New York City on November 30, 1918, surrounded by people of wealth and privilege...

33. Doris Day

Soundtrack | Pillow Talk

One of America's most prolific actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who ...

34. Rock Hudson

Actor | Giant

Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school ...

35. María Félix

Actress | Enamorada

Doubtlessly the most famous Mexican movie star, María Félix created a larger-than-life character: herself. La Doña, as the star was known after the character of her 1943 movie Doña Bárbara, starred in 47 movies, most of them forgettable except for her presence in them. More a star than an actress, ...

36. Pedro Armendáriz

Actor | From Russia with Love

Born in Mexican revolution times, Pedro Armendáriz was the first child of Mexican Pedro Armendáriz García-Conde and American Adele Hastings. He was raised in Churubusco, then a suburb of Mexico City, before the family traveled to Laredo, Texas. They lived there until 1921, the year Armendáriz' ...

37. Fernando Fernández

Director | Los hermanos Centella

Fernando Fernández, the Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter who enjoyed his greatest screen success as an actor/singer in the cabaretera films of the late 1940s, was born on Novmber 3, 1916 in Puebla, Mexico.

He starred in many movies directed by his cousin/step-brother Emilio Fernández (his ...

38. Juan García

Writer | Comisario en turno

Juan García was born on February 5, 1905 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He was an actor and writer, known for Comisario en turno (1949), The Pearl (1947) and Cara sucia (1949). He died in 1980 in Mexico, D.F., Mexico.

39. David Reynoso

Actor | Blue Demon contra cerebros infernales

David Reynoso was born on January 29, 1926 in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico. He was an actor and director, known for Blue Demon contra cerebros infernales (1968), Un hombre en la trampa (1965) and Las fuerzas vivas (1975). He died on June 9, 1994 in Mexico City, Mexico.

40. Francisco Rabal

Actor | Goya en Burdeos

Francisco Rabal -- Paco to everyone -- was born in the mining camp where his father worked. His mother owned a small mill. At the age of six, with the Civil War breaking out, the family emigrated to Madrid and he started working as a street salesman and later in a chocolate factory, which later led...

41. Asunción Balaguer

Actress | Las huellas borradas

Asunción Balaguer was born on November 8, 1925 in Manresa, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Asunción Balaguer Golobart. She was an actress, known for Wiped-Out Footprints (1999), Gran Hotel (2011) and Diego de Acevedo (1966). She was married to Francisco Rabal. She died on November 23, 2019 in ...

42. Dolores del Rio

Actress | Las abandonadas

Dolores del Rio was the one of the first Mexican movie stars with international appeal and who had meteoric career in the 1920s/1930s Hollywood. Del Rio came from an aristocratic family in Durango. In the Mexican revolution of 1916, however, the family lost everything and emigrated to Mexico City, ...

43. Ginger Rogers

Actress | The Major and the Minor

Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped ...

44. Fred Astaire

Soundtrack | Funny Face

Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Johanna (Geilus) and Fritz Austerlitz, a brewer. Fred entered show business at age 5. He was successful both in vaudeville and on Broadway in partnership with his sister, Adele Astaire. After Adele retired to marry in 1932, Astaire headed to Hollywood. ...

45. Jaime Fernández

Actor | Robinson Crusoe

Jaime Fernandez, the Mexican movie star, director, and union leader, was born on December 6, 1937 in Monterrey, Mexico, the youngest of the three Fernandez brothers. His half-brother Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez was Mexico's greatest native-born movie director, as well as a greate movie star himself...

46. Martha Roth

Actress | Una familia de tantas

Martha Roth was born on May 29, 1932 in Padua, Veneto, Italy. She was an actress, known for Una familia de tantas (1949), Corazón salvaje (1956) and Massacre (1956). She was married to Juan Fernando Pérez Gavilán and Rubén Fuentes. She died on October 7, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.

47. Luke Perry

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Luke Perry was an American actor, primarily remembered as a teen idol throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s. Perry was born in Mansfield, Ohio in 1966. Mansfield was known at the time as a center for the home appliances and stove manufacturing industries. The city's largest employer used to be ...

48. Jeffrey Hunter

Actor | The Searchers

Jeffrey Hunter was born Henry Herman McKinnies Jr. on November 25, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, an only child. His parents met at the University of Arkansas, and when he was almost four his family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his teens, he acted in productions of the North Shore Children's ...

49. José María Linares-Rivas

Actor | Las tres perfectas casadas

José María Linares-Rivas was born on March 17, 1901 in Madrid, Spain as José María Linares-Rivas y Laguno. He was an actor and writer, known for Las tres perfectas casadas (1953), The Devil Is a Woman (1950) and El mártir del Calvario (1952). He was married to Sara Cabrera. He died on April ...

50. Eduardo Alcaraz

Actor | Zorro: The Gay Blade

Eduardo Alcaraz was born on April 13, 1915 in Santiago, Chile as Alfredo Vergara Morales. He was an actor, known for Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981), Aladdin and the Marvelous Lamp (1958) and The Body Snatcher (1957). He died on April 18, 1987 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

51. Pedro López Lagar

Actor | Celos

Pedro López Lagar was born on June 18, 1899 in Madrid, Spain. He was an actor and writer, known for Celos (1947), The Marihuana Story (1950) and El gran autor (1954). He was married to Alicia Paz. He died on August 21, 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

52. Elvira Quintana

Actress | Lástima de ropa

Elvira Quintana, one of the most beautiful actresses ever to grace the Mexican movie screen, was born in Bajadoz, Spain, in November 1935. Her father was killed during the Spanish Civil War, and she and her mother fled Spain and emigrated to Mexico as political refugees when she was five. Quintana ...

53. Raúl Ramírez

Actor | Malditos polleros

Raúl Ramírez was born on January 28, 1927 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He was an actor and writer, known for Malditos polleros (1985), Niños sobre pedido (1987) and Ilegales y mojados (1980). He was married to Marcela Daviland. He died on June 22, 2014 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, ...

54. Lionel Stander

Actor | Hart to Hart

Lionel Stander, the movie character actor with the great gravelly voice, was born on January 11th, 1908 in The Bronx borough of New York City. Stander's acting career was derailed when he was blacklisted during the 1950s after being exposed as a Communist Party member during the House Un-American ...

55. Mario Almada

Actor | Todo por nada

Mario Almada was born on January 7, 1922 in Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico as Mario Almada Otero. He was an actor and producer, known for Todo por nada (1969), El tunco Maclovio (1970) and Chido Guan, el tacos de oro (1986). He died on October 4, 2016 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

56. René Cardona

Director | Santa Claus

René Cardona was born on October 8, 1906 in Havana, Cuba as René Cardona Andre. He was a director and actor, known for Santa Claus (1959), Don Juan Tenorio (1937) and Neutron Traps the Invisible Killers (1965). He died on April 25, 1988 in Mexico City, Mexico.

57. Selena

Actress | Don Juan DeMarco

Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, a city 50 miles southeast of Houston, to Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Quintanilla. Abraham opened a Mexican restaurant, Papagayo, in Lake Jackson. Selena was 9-years-old when her father discovered her talent for singing. He formed a band consisting of...

58. Abel Salazar

Actor | El barón del terror

Abel Salazar was born on September 24, 1917 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Abel Salazar García. He was an actor and producer, known for The Brainiac (1962), The Adolescents (1967) and Valentín de la Sierra (1968). He was married to Gloria Marín and Alicia Cardenas. He died on ...

59. Domingo Soler

Actor | Del rancho a la capital

Domingo Soler was born on April 17, 1901 in Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico as Domingo Díaz Pavía. He was an actor and writer, known for Del rancho a la capital (1942), La barraca (1945) and El padre Morelos (1943). He died on June 13, 1961 in Acapulco, Mexico.

60. Marga López

Actress | Salón México

Marga López was born on June 21, 1924 in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina as Catalina Margarita López Ramos. She was an actress, known for Salón México (1949), Even the Wind Is afraid (1968) and Soledad (1947). She was married to Arturo de Córdova and Carlos Amador. She died on July 4...

61. Víctor Manuel Mendoza

Actor | Cuando lloran los valientes

Virile Mexican actor In great demand as a leading man during the "golden era of Mexican films" and also featured in Hollywood and European films.

According to a story that has been repeated through the years, young Victor Manuel left his native Tala, Jalisco, in order to study at the National ...

62. Conchita Gentil Arcos

Actress | Las nenas del 7

Spanish-born supporting actress of the '30s-50s, usually playing somebody's aunt, neighbor, or servant. A bit friendlier-looking than her sister, María Gentil Arcos, although she did play a killer in The Crying Woman (1933).

63. Nelly Montiel

Actress | Campeón sin corona

Nelly Montiel was born in 1919 as Nelly Tusnelda Iberer. She was an actress, known for Campeón sin corona (1946), The Golden Barge (1947) and El secreto de la solterona (1945). She died on September 14, 1951 in Acapulco, Mexico.

64. Miguel Manzano

Actor | Las glorias del gran Púas

Miguel Manzano was born on September 26, 1907 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico as Miguel Manzano Saénz. He was an actor, known for Las glorias del gran Púas (1984), Corazón salvaje (1977) and Wild Heart (1966). He was married to Josefina Castellanos Serna. He died on January 21, 1992 ...



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