Date of Death between 1958-01-01 and 1958-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. H.B. Warner
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
Henry Byron Warner was the definitive cinematic Jesus Christ in Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings (1927). He was born into a prominent theatrical family on October 26, 1875 in London. His father was Charles Warner, and his grandfather was James Warner, both prominent English actors. He replaced ...
Actress | Millie
Helen Twelvetrees was born Helen Marie Jurgens in Brooklyn, New York on December 25, 1908. Her interest in the theatricals was apparent at an early age. After graduating from high school. Helen embarked on a stage career. She participated in a number of plays in New York City, but gravitated toward...
3. Tyrone Power
Actor | Witness for the Prosecution
Tyrone Power was one of the great romantic swashbuckling stars of the mid-twentieth century, and the third Tyrone Power of four in a famed acting dynasty reaching back to the eighteenth century. His great-grandfather was the first Tyrone Power (1795-1841), a famed Irish comedian. His father, known ...
4. Robert Donat
Actor | The 39 Steps
Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent were carefully honed as a boy because he had a stammer and took elocution lessons starting at age 11 to overcome the impediment. It was not too surprising that freedom from such a vocal embarrassment was encouragement to act. His ...
Actor | Random Harvest
British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. Raised in Ealing, the son of a successful silk merchant, he attended boarding school in Sussex, where he first discovered amateur theatre. He intended to attend Cambridge and become an engineer, but his ...
6. Mike Todd
Producer | Around the World in 80 Days
Film producer Michael Todd was one of the major contributors to technical innovation in the film industry in the 1950s. Having worked with Fred Waller and Cinerama, he got tired of the three-panel format, left the company and tried to find the process for making "Cinerama coming from one hole". He ...
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
Charles Williams was born on September 27, 1898 in Albany, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Hidden Enemy (1940) and Midnight Limited (1940). He was married to Isabel and Virginia Josephine Evans. He died on January 3, 1958 in Hollywood, Los Angeles,...
8. Kurt Katch
Actor | The Mask of Dimitrios
Kurt Katch was born on January 28, 1896 in Grodno, Poland, Russian Empire as Isser Kac. He was an actor, known for The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), The Seventh Cross (1944) and The Mummy's Curse (1944). He was married to Hinda Ryfka Kleinlerer. He died on August 14, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, ...
9. Tala Birell
Actress | Air Hawks
Star of stage in Europe, she became just another "Another Garbo," like Anna Sten and others, whose importation to 1930's Hollywood led to movie stardom nary a whit. Her most often-seen performance is her brief role as the governess to the Empress's very young son in "The Song of Bernadette", who ...
10. Priscilla Lawson
Actress | Flash Gordon
A voluptuous, rather severe-looking beauty, dark-haired Priscilla Lawson was a professional model in her early twenties when she was crowned "Miss Miami Beach" in 1935. The attention helped her to win a contract with Universal Pictures and she soon began appearing in films. Confined mostly to small...
11. Charlotte Walker
Actress | The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Texan-born actress Charlotte Walker was the daughter of a wealthy cotton broker, who died when she was eleven. With her siblings she went on to live at a ranch owned by her mother's even more affluent family. In her mid-teens, Charlotte studied drama at Fort Edwards Collegiate Institute. She ...
12. Edna Purviance
Actress | A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
Edna Purviance began working as a stenographer in San Francisco. Charles Chaplin invited her to join him at Essanay Studio in 1915, the year of her film debut in Chaplin's His Night Out. Over the next seven years she appeared as his leading lady in over 20 Chaplin films made by Essanay, Mutual, and...
13. John Hamilton
Actor | The Maltese Falcon
Burly, stentorian-voiced John Hamilton, worked on Broadway and in touring theatrical companies for many years prior to his 1930 film debut. He was in the original Broadway company of "Seventh Heaven" and would appear in the film remake (Seventh Heaven (1937)) in 1937. For Warner Bros, he starred ...
14. Philip Van Zandt
Actor | Citizen Kane
Philip Van Zandt was born on October 4, 1904 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Philip Pinheiro. He was an actor, known for Citizen Kane (1941), His Kind of Woman (1951) and House of Frankenstein (1944). He died on February 15, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Hail the Conquering Hero
Franklin Pangborn - a name more befitting a fictionalized bank president rather than a great comedic actor - was a singular character actor but little is known of his early years. He spent some time in developing acting talent prior to appearing on Broadway by March of 1911, and would do six plays ...
Actor | Lassie Come Home
Pal the dog ( a Rough Collie) was born on June 8, 1940 in North Hollywood, California, USA. He is best known and remembered for Lassie Come Home, (1943) and Courage of Lassie (1946), The Painted Hills (1951). Though he was a male, he received notoriety for playing the famous character Lassie. He ...
19. Gayne Whitman
Actor | Money Madness
Gayne Whitman was born on March 19, 1890 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Alfred Vosburgh. He was an actor and writer, known for Money Madness (1917), Matching Dreams (1916) and The Horse Thief (1914). He was married to Estelle Allen. He died on August 31, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
20. Estelle Taylor
Actress | Street Scene
A former typist, Estelle Taylor married a banker at age 14 and, after leaving him, moved to New York to study dramatic acting. She also modeled for artists and appeared in the chorus of a couple of Broadway shows. In the early 1920s she came to Hollywood and was noted as one of the film colony's ...
21. Bonar Colleano
Actor | Eight Iron Men
Bonar Colleano was born in New York City. His name was Bonar Sullivan, but he took on his family's stage name when he joined the Colleano family acrobatic circus act at 5, then at 12 moved to England. Bonar's mother, part of the Colleano family act in her role as a comely contortionist met his ...
23. Tom Pittman
Actor | Tombstone Territory
Tom Pittman was born on March 16, 1932 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Jerry Lee Alten. He was an actor, known for Tombstone Territory (1957), Apache Territory (1958) and Verboten! (1959). He died on October 31, 1958 in Benedict Canyon, Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, California, USA.
24. Thurston Hall
Actor | You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Movies, especially comedies, have always needed big, blustery, booming authoritarian types for the lead to play off of (or against), and one of the best was Thurston Hall, most famous for his role of Mr. Schuyler in the Topper (1953) series of the early 1950s. Hall was a tall, distinguished, ...
25. Emmett Lynn
Actor | Roll, Thunder, Roll!
Lynn was one of the old grubby prospector sidekicks who supplied the comic relief in a number of Republic Westerns through the forties and early fifties. He also appeared with the Three Stooges in 'The Yokes on Me (1944)'. His last two films were of a religious nature with 'A Man Called Peter (1955...
26. Herbert Heyes
Actor | A Place in the Sun
Herbert Harrison Heyes was born on August 3, 1889 on a Cougar Flats ranch near Vader in Lewis County, Washington, USA. His ancestors crossed the plains over the Oregon Trail. His father, James Heyes (1837-1921) was a Liverpool, England sea captain who sailed around Cape Horn. He was a pioneer in ...
27. Bill Goodwin
Actor | Spellbound
Bill Goodwin was born on July 28, 1910 in San Francisco, California, USA as William Nettles Goodwin. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), Tea for Two (1950) and The Atomic Kid (1954). He was married to Philippa Hilber. He died on May 9, 1958 in Palm Springs, California.
28. Don Hartman
Writer | Every Girl Should Be Married
Producer, director, writer, author, actor and songwriter, educated in public schools. He was an actor, playwright and stage manager with the Dallas Little Theatre, and played Andy Hardy in the Broadway play "Skidding". Coming to Hollywood in 1933, he wrote screenplays and songs for several films (...
29. Elisabeth Risdon
Actress | Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Elisabeth Risdon was born on April 26, 1887 in London, England as Daisy Cartwright Risdon. She was an actress, known for Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940), High Sierra (1941) and Make Way for Tomorrow (1937). She was married to Brandon Evans and George Loane Tucker. She died on December 20, 1958 in ...
30. Tim Moore
Actor | The Amos 'n Andy Show
Although Tim Moore will forever be known as "The Kingfish" in the pioneering series The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951), he was actually far better known for his career on the stage and as a comedian in vaudeville than he was for his film and television work. In fact, he had only made (as far as is known)...
31. Barbara Bennett
Actress | Black Jack
Barbara Bennett was born on August 13, 1906 in Palisades, New Jersey, USA as Barbara Jane Bennett. She was an actress, known for Black Jack (1927), Syncopation (1929) and Love Among the Millionaires (1930). She was married to Laurent Surprenant, Jack Randall and Morton Downey. She died on August 8,...
32. Boots Mallory
Actress | The Big Race
Patricia Boots Mallory was raised in Mobile, Alabama. She was discovered by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., where she got her start in show biz. A tall, thin, natural blond teenager, she caught his keen eye. Her career began in the era of early talkies after the silent movie era. When Boots' younger sister, ...
33. Marshall Neilan
Actor | Daddy-Long-Legs
In the early days of silent pictures, Marshall Neilan was a top director for Goldwyn Pictures. He had also directed a small number of Louis B. Mayer's independently produced melodramas, but there was a mutual dislike between the two men. During the festivities inaugurating the merger of Metro and ...
34. Ronald Squire
Actor | My Cousin Rachel
Ronald Squire was born on March 25, 1886 in Tiverton, Devon, England as Ronald Lancelot Squirl. He was an actor, known for My Cousin Rachel (1952), Man with a Million (1954) and While the Sun Shines (1947). He was married to Esyllt A. Williams and Muriel Martin-Harvey. He died on November 16, 1958 ...
35. Ed Hinton
Actor | Captain Midnight
Character actor, Edgar Latimer Hinton, Jr. was one of three persons killed when a single engine amphibious plane hit a cliff and plunged into Toyon Bay, Santa Catalina Island. The plane took off from the bay, circled once, and hit a 40-foot cliff in front of the exclusive Toyon Bay Boat Club. ...
38. Sam Zimbalist
Producer | Ben-Hur
Sam Zimbalist was born on March 31, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and editor, known for Ben-Hur (1959), King Solomon's Mines (1950) and Quo Vadis (1951). He was married to Mary Taylor and Margaret C. Donovan. He died on November 4, 1958 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
40. Robert Greig
Actor | Animal Crackers
Robert Greig was born on December 27, 1879 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was an actor, known for Animal Crackers (1930), Sullivan's Travels (1941) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). He was married to Beatrice Denver Holloway. He died on June 27, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
41. Vivien Oakland
Actress | The Florodora Girl
This vivacious, platinum-blonde leading lady of silent screen comedy was a former Ziegfeld Girl (under her birth name 'Anderson'). The daughter of Norwegian immigrants, she appeared in vaudeville from early childhood and began in films in 1915. Two years later she made her debut on Broadway. From ...
43. Harry Cohn
He was crude, uneducated, foul and, even on his best behavior, abrasive. No major studio executive of the so-called "Golden Age" was more loathed (although at times the dictatorial Samuel Goldwyn and the hard-nosed Jack L. Warner came close) than Harry Cohn.
Born in the middle of 5 children to ...
44. Gordon Griffith
Actor | Huckleberry Finn
Who was the first screen Tarzan? The standard answer is Elmo Lincoln star of the first Tarzan movie (1918). But the first third of that movie shows Tarzan as a boy, frolicking in the nude with real chimps (unlike the grown-up Lincoln who cavorted clothed with athletes wearing monkey suits). The ...
46. Jack Norton
Actor | Fashion Model
Pencil-mustachioed character actor in Hollywood films of the '30s and '40s, cast perennially as a reeling, incoherent, comic drunk, often clad in evening clothes and satin high hat. In an effort to make his characterizations convincing, he often followed drunks and watched their movements closely ...
47. Paul Panzer
Actor | The Black Book
Born in Germany in 1872, Paul Panzer spent several years on the stage before entering the film industry with Edison in 1905. He later went to Vitagraph, one of the first actors to work at that studio, but left them in 1911. He directed one film, The Life of Buffalo Bill (1912), with the real ...
48. Patric Doonan
Actor | The Cockleshell Heroes
Patric Doonan was born on April 19, 1926 in Alvaston, Derby, England as George W. Doonan. He was an actor, known for The Cockleshell Heroes (1955), Crest of the Wave (1954) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was married to Aud Johansen. He died on March 10, 1958 in Chelsea, London, England.
49. Jean Debucourt
Actor | La chute de la maison Usher
Jean Debucourt was born on January 19, 1894 in Paris, France as Jean Etienne Pelisse. He was an actor, known for The Fall of the House of Usher (1928), Mayerling (1936) and Nana (1955). He died on March 22, 1958 in Montrouge, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
50. Edward Peil Sr.
Actor | The Big Cage
Edward Peil Sr. was born on January 18, 1883 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA as Edward John Peil. He was an actor, known for The Big Cage (1933), Dream Street (1921) and Blue Steel (1934). He was married to Henrietta 'Etta' Raynor. He died on December 29, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.