Date of Death between 1960-01-01 and 1960-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Clark Gable

Actor | It Happened One Night

William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Adeline (Hershelman) and William Henry Gable, an oil-well driller. He was of German, Irish, and Swiss-German descent. When he was seven months old, his mother died, and his father sent him to live with his maternal aunt and uncle ...

2. Ward Bond

Actor | The Quiet Man

Gruff, burly American character actor. Born in 1903 in Benkelman, Nebraska (confirmed by Social Security records; sources stating 1905 or Denver, Colorado are in error.) Bond grew up in Denver, the son of a lumberyard worker. He attended the University of Southern California, where he got work as ...

3. Richard Cromwell

Actor | Men of the Hour

With smooth, boyish good looks, Richard Cromwell had the makings of a Hollywood star while talking movies were in their infancy. Falling far short of that goal, some of which was his own doing, he is hardly remembered today. The equivalent back then in fresh-faced, fair-haired appeal to 60s Dr. ...

4. Douglas Spencer

Actor | The Thing from Another World

Douglas Spencer was born on February 10, 1910 in Princeton, Illinois, USA as William Henry Mesenkop. He is known for his work on The Thing from Another World (1951), This Island Earth (1955) and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). He died on October 6, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

5. Victor Sjöström

Actor | Smultronstället

Victor Sjöström was born on September 20, 1879, and is the undisputed father of Swedish film, ranking as one of the masters of world cinema. His influence lives on in the work of Ingmar Bergman and all those directors, both Swedish and international, influenced by his work and the works of ...

6. Margaret Sullavan

Actress | The Shop Around the Corner

Born in Norfolk, Virginia to wealthy stockbroker Cornelius Hancock Sullavan and heiress Garland Council Sullavan, Margaret Brooke overcame a muscle weakness in her childhood to go on to become a rebellious teenager at posh private schools. She went on to perform with the University Players at ...

7. Hope Emerson

Actress | Caged

Although there may have been "bigger" actresses in Hollywood's history, there were few "larger" than Hope Emerson. At 6' 2" and 230 pounds, she towered over many of her male co-stars, and her size, brusque voice and stern demeanor typed her for a career in villainous roles, such as her star turn as...

8. John Miljan

Actor | The Ten Commandments

John Miljan was born on November 9, 1892 in Lead City, South Dakota, USA as Jovan Miljanovic. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939) and The Fallen Sparrow (1943). He was married to Victoria Lowe Creighton. He died on January 24, 1960 in Hollywood, Los ...

9. Robert Morris

Actor | Naked City

Robert Morris was born on January 7, 1935 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert Morawczynski. He was an actor, known for Naked City (1958), Law of the Plainsman (1959) and The Lineup (1954). He was married to Janice Chapin. He died on May 22, 1960 in Lake Wohlford, California, USA.

10. Mack Sennett

Producer | The Good-Bye Kiss

Mack Sennett was born Michael Sinnott on January 17, 1880 in Danville, Quebec, Canada, to Irish immigrant farmers. When he was 17, his parents moved the family to East Berlin, Connecticut, and he became a laborer at American Iron Works, a job he continued when they moved to Northampton, ...

11. Sam Buffington

Actor | Invasion of the Saucer Men

Sam Buffington was born on October 12, 1931 in Swansea, Massachusetts, USA as Samuel Elisha Buffington. He was an actor, known for Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957), Damn Citizen (1958) and Mike Hammer (1958). He was married to Patsy Ann Whitehouse. He died on May 15, 1960 in Los Angeles, ...

12. George Zucco

Actor | The Mad Monster

At 22, George Zucco decided to begin his stage career in earnest in the Canadian provinces in 1908. In the course of the following decade, he also performed in an American vaudeville tour with his young wife, Frances, in a routine called "The Suffragette." As World War I grew in scale, Zucco ...

13. Queenie Vassar

Actress | Primrose Path

Coming to the U.S. in 1884, Vassar performed as a musical/comic star during the 1890s. She played in "The Lady of the Slipper; Or, A Modern Cinderella" which opened at the Globe Theatre in New York in 1912 and ran for 232 performances.

14. Diana Blackwood

Actress | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Diana Blackwood was born on August 26, 1913 in Marylebone, London, England as Diana Mary Dickinson. She was an actress, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), London Playhouse (1955) and The House with a Secret (1954). She died on September 2, 1960 in Camden, London.

15. Véra Clouzot

Actress | Les diaboliques

Véra Gibson-Amado, known professionally as Véra Clouzot, was a Brazilian-French actress.

In 1941, Véra met French actor Léo Lapara, a member of the theater company of Louis Jouvet, who toured in Brazil during World War II. Vera married the actor, taking part in the company's South American tour that...

16. Clara Kimball Young

Actress | The Common Law

Clara Kimball Young was born Clarisa Kimball on September 6, 1890, to Edward Kimball and the former Mrs. E.M. Kimball, traveling stock company actors with the Holden Co. Though she claimed Chicago as her birthplace, there are no records of her being born in Cook County--which includes Chicago--and ...

17. Ian Keith

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Ian Keith became a well regarded fixture on the Broadway stage during the 1920s, but from 1924 through the remainder of the decade he expanded his acting into a string of silent movies as well. To begin the next decade, he appeared in the cast of Abraham Lincoln (1930), one of the later movies of ...

18. Pierre Watkin

Actor | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Pierre Watkin was one of a stable of tall, distinguished-looking and sophisticated character actors (such as Russell Hicks, Jonathan Hale, Selmer Jackson and Samuel S. Hinds) whom Hollywood kept steadily employed playing political leaders, army officers, lawyers, wealthy businessmen and the like. ...

19. Jacques Becker

Writer | Le trou

His interest in films was stimulated by a meeting with King Vidor, who offered him employment in the US as actor and assistant director. However, he remained in France and became assistant to Jean Renoir, a friend of the family, during that director's peak period (1932-39). In 1934 he ventured ...

20. Louis Jean Heydt

Actor | The Big Sleep

An American character actor who specialized in "average joes", often timid or down-on-their-luck, Louis Jean Heydt was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and educated at Worcester Academy and Dartmouth College. He intended a career in journalism and worked as a reporter for the old New York World, but ...

21. Cedric Gibbons

Art Director | An American in Paris

After graduating from New York's Art Students League he worked for his architect father, then started film work at Edison Studios in 1915 assisting Hugo Ballin. In 1918 he moved to Goldwyn as art director and, in 1924, began his 32 year stint as supervising art director for some 1500 MGM films, ...

22. Edward Brophy

Actor | The Whole Town's Talking

Edward S. Brophy was born on February 27, 1895 in New York City and educated at the University of Virginia. He became a bit and small-part in the movies starting in 1919, but switched to behind-the-scenes work for job security, though he continued appearing in small parts. While serving as a ...

23. Alexander Gauge

Actor | The Pickwick Papers

Alexander Gauge was born on July 29, 1914 in Wenchow, China as Alexander Ralph Gauge. He was an actor, known for The Pickwick Papers (1952), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955) and The Great Game (1953). He was married to Phyllis Anne Lilley. He died on August 29, 1960 in Woking, Surrey, England.

24. Dennis Hoey

Actor | Sherlock Holmes Faces Death

Dennis Hoey was born on March 30, 1893 in London, England as Samuel David Hyams. He was an actor, known for Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943), Terror by Night (1946) and The Spider Woman (1943). He was married to Josephine Marta Ricca and Sarah Pearl Lyons (known as Cissie). He died on July 25, ...

25. Arthur Wontner

Actor | The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Wontner (1875-1960), the critics' choice. "No better "Sherlock Holmes" than Arthur Wontner is likely to be seen and heard in pictures, in our time... The keen, worn, kindly face and quiet prescient smile are out of the very pages of the book", Vincent Starrett's 'The Private Life of Sherlock...

26. Frank Lloyd

Director | Cavalcade

Frank Lloyd was an unpretentious, technically skilled director, who crafted several enduring Hollywood classics during the 1930's. He started out as a stage actor and singer in early 1900's London and was well-known as an imitator of Harry Lauder. After several years in music hall and with touring ...

27. Slim Whitaker

Actor | The Man from New Mexico

American cowboy and actor Slim Whitaker was working the rodeo circuit at age 17, eventually becoming a cowhand on the Chowchilla Ranch in central California. In 1912 he was hired as a riding extra and stunt man by Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson for westerns being filmed in Niles Canyon, CA. ...

28. Peg Hillias

Actress | A Streetcar Named Desire

Peg Hillias was born on June 24, 1914 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA as Hilda Margaret Lloyd Hillias. She was an actress, known for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Producers' Showcase (1954) and Studio One in Hollywood (1948). She died on March 18, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

29. Bob Reeves

Actor | Riding for Life

Robert "Bob" Jasper Reeves was born on January 28, 1892 in Marlin, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and served in the US Army during World War I. In 1921 he was cast in a series of Western shorts that were called "Cactus Features". He and his leading lady Maryon Aye would make 18 Cactus ...

30. Basil Ruysdael

Actor | Broken Arrow

Basil Ruysdael was born on July 24, 1878 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Basil Spaulding Millspaugh. He was an actor, known for Broken Arrow (1950), Colorado Territory (1949) and Pinky (1949). He was married to Kathleen Dobbyn, Rose Swettenham and Eleanor Mason Manierre. He died on October 10, ...

31. Diana Barrymore

Actress | Between Us Girls

"Too Much, Too Soon" was the story of Diana's life, and the title of her autobiography. Her father was stage and screen legend John Barrymore; and her mother was Blanche Oelrichs (who wrote under the masculine pseudonym Michael Strange), who had just divorced Mr. Thomas and had 2 children (Leonard ...

32. Eddie Parker

Actor | Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

Eddie Parker was born on December 12, 1900 in Minnesota, USA as Edwin Parker. He is known for his work on Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955), All Ashore (1953) and The Invisible Monster (1950). He was married to Bess. He died on January 20, 1960 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

33. Lynn Baggett

Actress | The Time of Their Lives

Tall, regal, sultry-eyed, flame-haired (later blonde) Lynn Baggett is better remembered for her turbulent, unhappy private life than for her "B" level acting roles. Born Ruth Baggett in Wichita Falls, Texas, on May 10, 1923, her father, David L., was in the oil business and her mother, the former ...

34. Oscar Hammerstein II

Soundtrack | State Fair

Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA as Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein. He was married to Dorothy Hammerstein and Myra Finn. He died on August 23, 1960 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA.

35. Alma Kruger

Actress | His Girl Friday

Matronly, grandmotherly character actress, in films 1935-47, best known as head nurse Molly Byrd in the "Dr. Kildare/Dr. Gillespie" films of the 1930s and '40s. 64 years old when she made her film debut in William Wyler's "These Three" in 1935, she lived to be 88, dying in 1960.

36. Walter Catlett

Actor | Bringing Up Baby

Walter Catlett carved out a career for himself playing excitable, officious blowhards, and few actors did it better. A San Francisco native, he started out in vaudeville - with a detour for a while in opera - before breaking into films in the mid-1920s. Two of his best remembered roles were as the ...

37. Joseph N. Welch

Actor | Anatomy of a Murder

Joseph N. Welch was born on October 22, 1890 in Primghar, Iowa, USA as Joseph Nye Welch. He was an actor, known for Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Startime (1959) and Kraft Theatre (1947). He was married to Agnes Rodgers Brown and Judith Lydon. He died on October 6, 1960 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA.

38. Frank LaRue

Actor | The Shadow

Frank LaRue was born on December 5, 1878 in Ridgeway, Ohio, USA as Frank Herman LaRue. He was an actor, known for The Shadow (1940), The Cyclone Kid (1942) and The Gunman from Bodie (1941). He was married to Florence Ronette Smith, Stella, Elsie May Payne and Alice Clark. He died on September 26, ...

39. Eddie Cochran

Soundtrack | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Eddie Cochran was born as Edward Raymond Cochran on October 3, 1938 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. When Eddie was 14, his parents moved to Bell Gardens, California where he began playing the guitar. In 1954, Eddie joined a local band with songwriter Hank Cochran where Eddie performed as the second ...

40. Gregory Ratoff

Actor | All About Eve

Producer, director and actor Gregory Ratoff was born in Samara, Russia on April 20, 1897, and studied at the University of St. Petersburg. His pursuit of a law career was interrupted by service in the Czar's army, and he fought in World War I. He later changed his focus and went on to make a name ...

41. Robert Griffin

Actor | I Was a Teenage Werewolf

Robert Griffin was born on July 31, 1902 in Hutchinson, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), Serpent of the Nile (1953) and Gunsight Ridge (1957). He was married to Margaret Fuller. He died on December 19, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

42. Albert Camus

Writer | The Misunderstanding

Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913, in Mondovi, Algeria. His parents were Spanish-French-Algerian (pied noir) colonists. His father, named Lucien Camus died in the Battle of Marne (1914) during WWI. His mother, named Catherine Helene Sintes was of Spanish origin, she was a mute deaf, due to ...

43. Paul Kruger

Actor | The Heart of Maryland

Paul Kruger was born on July 24, 1895 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA as Henry Paul Kreuger. He was an actor, known for The Heart of Maryland (1927), Canon City (1948) and The Fortune Hunter (1927). He died on November 6, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

44. Lucien Littlefield

Actor | Seven Keys to Baldpate

Lucien Littlefield was born on August 16, 1895 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Lucien Lovell Littlefield. He was an actor and writer, known for Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929), The Cat and the Canary (1927) and To Have and to Hold (1916). He was married to Constance Palmer. He died on June 4, 1960 in ...

45. Prince Aly Khan

Self | Champagne Safari

Prince Aly Khan was born on June 13, 1911 in Turin, Italy as Aly Salomone Khan. He was married to Rita Hayworth and Joan Yarde-Buller. He died on May 12, 1960 in France.

46. Artie Ortego

Actor | Rustlers of Red Dog

Artie Ortego was born on February 9, 1890 in San Jose, California, USA. He is known for his work on Rustlers of Red Dog (1935), The Fighting Trooper (1934) and The Great Secret (1917). He was married to Billie Mack and Marie Manley. He died on July 24, 1960 in Burbank, California.

47. Dudley Nichols

Writer | Sister Kenny

Before becoming a screenwriter, he was a star reporter and feature writer for the New York Post.

48. Maude Eburne

Actress | The Bat Whispers

Eburne started on the stage in Ontario and New York, later appearing on Broadway in 1914, playing a cockney maid. She played comic servants on stage until 1930 then moved to films in 1931. On screen, she played a variety of roles from maids to aristocrats to pipe-smoking harridans. Eburne retired ...

49. Alfred E. Green

Director | The Jolson Story

One of the more prolific American directors, Alfred E. Green entered films in 1912 as an actor for the Selig Polyscope Co. He became an assistant to director Colin Campbell and started directing two-reelers, turning to features in 1917. His career lasted into the mid-1950s but his output was mostly...

50. Phyllis Haver

Actress | The Midnight Express

Phyllis Haver was born Phyllis O'Haver on January 6, 1899, in Douglas, KS. When she was a child her family moved to California. Young Phyllis got a job playing piano at a local movie theater. Producer Mack Sennett saw her and hired her to be one of his "Sennett Bathing Beauties". Between 1916-20 ...


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