Date of Death between 1979-01-01 and 1979-12-31 (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)


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1. Millicent Fisher

Actress | Alarm Clock Andy

Millicent Fisher was born on February 4, 1896 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. She was an actress, known for Alarm Clock Andy (1920), A Regular Fellow (1919) and Billy Jim (1922). She died on January 1, 1979 in Ventura, California, USA.

2. Mahmure Handan

Actress | Çesme

Mahmure Handan was born in 1915 in Tekirdag, Turkey. She was an actress, known for Çesme (1977), Ayrilik saati (1967) and Serseri kabadayi (1969). She died on January 1, 1979 in Istanbul, Turkey.

4. Hermann Weisse

Actor | Madonna in Ketten

Hermann Weisse was born on December 9, 1898 in Dresden, Germany. He was an actor, known for Madonna in Ketten (1949), Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (1968) and Wir sind noch einmal davongekommen (1961). He died on January 1, 1979 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.

5. Stella Harf

Actress | Der Schrecken im Hause Ardon

Stella Harf was born on August 12, 1890 in Dresden, Germany as Gertrud Weibrecht. She was an actress, known for Der Schrecken im Hause Ardon (1920), Das Buch Esther (1919) and George Bully (1920). She was married to Ernst Reicher. She died on January 3, 1979 in Berlin, Germany.

6. Carol Holloway

Actress | Vengeance - and the Woman

Little known today, Carol Holloway was one of the more prolific, and athletic, of the serial queens. The daughter of a Massachusetts college professor, she caught the acting bug at an early age and hooked up with a theatrical stock company, which took her to New York. There she worked for several ...

7. Conrad Hilton

Self | Playhouse 90

Hotel magnate Conrad Nicholson Hilton was born on Christmas Day of 1887 in San Antonio, New Mexico. He was the son of Mary Genevive (Laufersweiler), who was of German descent, and August Halvorsen Hilton, a Norwegian immigrant, born in Hilton, Ullensaker, Akershus, Norway. His father ran a string ...

8. Erik Zámis

Actor | Sny na nedeli

Erik Zámis was born on October 6, 1921 in Praha, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for Dreams for Sunday (1959), Three Pals (1947) and Poslední mohykán (1947). He died on January 3, 1979 in Liberec, Czechoslovakia.

9. William Lygon

Actor | The Scarlet Woman: An Ecclesiastical Melodrama

William Lygon was born on July 3, 1903 in Madresfield, Worcestershire, England. He was an actor, known for The Scarlet Woman: An Ecclesiastical Melodrama (1925). He was married to Else Schiwe. He died on January 3, 1979 in Madresfield.

10. Peter Frankenfeld

Writer | Vergißmeinnicht

Peter Frankenfeld was born on May 31, 1913 in Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany as Willi Julius August Peter Frankenfeld. He was a writer and actor, known for Vergißmeinnicht (1964), Hallo Nachbarn! (1963) and Sketch-up (1984). He was married to Lonny Kellner. He died on January 4, 1979 in Hamburg...

11. Vincent Korda

Art Director | The Longest Day

Hungarian born Vincent Korda came to Britain in the 1930s with his brothers Alexander Korda and Zoltan Korda. Vincent became a distinguished Art Director and Production Designer. Among his best works are Things to Come (1936), The Thief of Bagdad (1940) and The Longest Day (1962).

12. Tage Linde

Production Manager | Kloka gubben

Tage Linde was born on October 28, 1904 in Malmö, Sweden. He was a production manager and actor, known for Kloka gubben (1938), Fröken Julia jubilerar (1938) and Söderpojkar (1941). He died on January 4, 1979 in Malmö.

13. Bob Murray

Self | Warming Up

Bob Murray was born on July 4, 1894 in St. Albans, Vermont, USA as Robert Hayes Murray. He died on January 4, 1979 in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA.

14. Billy Bletcher

Actor | The Lost City

Billy Bletcher, standing 5' 2", was known as the little guy with the big voice, who, ironically, started his film career during the silent era.

Billy's show business career began in 1913 at the age of 19 in vaudeville, and within a year, he went to work for Vitagraph Studios in Brooklyn where he ...

15. Gabriella Giacobbe

Actress | A come Andromeda

Gabriella Giacobbe (L'Aquila, 1923 - Rome, January 8, 1979) was an Italian actress active in theater, television and cinema. She is formed at the school of theater of Giorgio Strehler and performs long at the Piccolo Teatro of Milan. She also works with Luchino Visconti and Eduardo De Filippo. She ...

16. Charles Mingus

Soundtrack | The Wolf of Wall Street

Charles Mingus was born on April 22, 1922 in Nogales, Arizona, USA as Charles Barron Mingus. He was married to Sue Mingus, Judy Starkey, Celia Zaentz and Canilla Jeanne Gross. He died on January 5, 1979 in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

17. R.J. Minney

Producer | A Place of One's Own

Member of Executive and General Council Association of Cine Tecnicians 1953 to 1956

18. Jimmy Joyce

Music Department | How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Jimmy Joyce was born on April 29, 1923. He is known for his work on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967), The CBS Newcomers (1971) and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967). He died on January 5, 1979 in Summit, New Jersey, USA.

20. Nick Lukats

Actor | Waikiki Wedding

Nick Lukats was born on May 1, 1911 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Waikiki Wedding (1937), The Spirit of Stanford (1942) and The Duke of West Point (1938). He died on January 6, 1979 in Barberton, Ohio.

23. Jimmy Aye

My Man Godfrey

James Haworth Aye Jr. was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1907. He was the son of Emma Bischoff and James H. Aye, an attorney. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1911. Jimmy worked as an actor and writer in Hollywood. He had bit parts in the films My Man Godfrey and Marked Woman. His older sister was ...

24. Katherine Meskill

Actress | The House on Telegraph Hill

Katherine Meskill was born on January 17, 1904 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for The House on Telegraph Hill (1951), Tales of Tomorrow (1951) and Hollywood Story (1951). She died on January 8, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA.

25. Martin Obzina

Art Department | First Love

Under contract at Universal, 1939-1946.

26. Siu Tin Yuen

Actor | Zui quan

Already a veteran of the Peking Opera, he starred in countless black and white costume dramas before son Woo-Ping Yuen cast him in _Snake in Eagle's Shadow_ , the film which launched Jackie Chan's career. He then went on to feature alongside Chan and Jung-Lee Hwang(_Snake in Eagle's Shadow_'s main ...

27. Theodore J. Pahle

Cinematographer | 4D Man

Theodore J. Pahle was born on August 23, 1899. He was a cinematographer and director, known for 4D Man (1959), Noche de reyes (1943) and East Side, West Side (1927). He died on January 9, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA.

28. George Gerwing

Actor | Breed of the West

George Gerwing was born on November 25, 1902 in Colorado, USA. He was an actor, known for Breed of the West (1930), Tex Takes a Holiday (1932) and Red Fork Range (1931). He died on January 9, 1979 in Riverside, California, USA.

29. Robert Sansom

Actor | Lorna Doone

Robert Sansom was born on May 19, 1903 in Chard, Somerset, England as Stanley Robert Sansom. He was an actor, known for Lorna Doone (1963), The Avengers (1961) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was married to Marian Isobel Naylor. He died on January 9, 1979 in Wimbledon, Surrey, England.

30. Peter Voß

Actor | Der Hund von Baskerville

Peter Voß was born on June 29, 1891 in Fiefhusen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Hound of the Baskervilles (1937), Fährmann Maria (1936) and Fight for the Matterhorn (1928). He died on January 9, 1979 in Nortorf, Schleswig-Holstein.

31. Murray Gilmore

Actor | Dr. Finlay's Casebook

Murray Gilmore was born on August 17, 1920 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Murray Cowley Jacobs. He was an actor, known for Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962), The Wednesday Play (1964) and Julius Caesar (1960). He died on January 9, 1979 in Camden, London, England.

32. Maurice de Canonge

Director | L'empreinte rouge

Maurice de Canonge was born on March 18, 1894 in Toulon, Var, France as Maurice Camille Louis de Canonge. He was an actor and director, known for L'empreinte rouge (1937), Boum sur Paris (1953) and Inspecteur Grey (1936). He died on January 10, 1979 in Paris, France.

34. Georges Marceau

Actor | Je t'attendrai

Georges Marceau was born on April 22, 1905 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for Je t'attendrai (1939), Maria de la nuit (1936) and Montmartre sur Seine (1941). He died on January 10, 1979 in Clamart, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

35. Robert Peterson

Art Director | In a Lonely Place

Art director under contract at Columbia, 1940-1947 and 1948-1964. A specialist in gritty black & white drama, he created realistic sets for several notable crime films and minor films noir in the 1950's. Afterwards mostly active in television.

36. Bodil Steen

Actress | Hendes store aften

Bodil Steen was born on January 14, 1923 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Bodil Jørri Steen. She was an actress, known for Hendes store aften (1954), I dag begynder livet (1939) and Taxa K 1640 efterlyses (1956). She died on January 10, 1979 in Denmark.

37. Frederick Taylor

Frederick Taylor was born on June 23, 1883 in Tara, Ontario, Canada as Frederick Wellington Taylor. He died on January 10, 1979.

39. Jack Soo

Actor | Flower Drum Song

A genial, laid back, slumber-eyed character player especially adept at the relaxed wisecrack or dry comment, Japanese-American actor Jack Soo was born in Oakland, California, in 1917, his real name being Goro Suzuki. In the post-WWII years, he entertained as a stand-up performer in nightclubs and ...

42. Pete Smith

Producer | Sure Cures

Born Peter Schmidt in New York City, Pete Smith got a job after graduating business college with The Player magazine and later with Billboard magazine. That led to his being hired as a publicist for Famous Players-Lasky and Artcraft Pictures, and he was later appointed publicity director at ...

43. Ivy Troutman

Actress | The House with Nobody in It

Ivy Troutman was born on September 23, 1883 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for The House with Nobody in It (1915). She was married to Waldo Peirce (artist). She died on January 12, 1979 in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

44. Fred Casey

Sound Department | Gunfighters of the Northwest

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 27, 1898 to English parents, Fred Casey immigrated to the U.S. in 1916 at the age of 18. He wound up in Chicago sometime before September of 1918, at which time he registered for the draft and was working as an "assistant physical director" at the ...

45. Jindrich Blazicek

Actor | Já, spravedlnost

Jindrich Blazicek was born on May 24, 1903 in Brno, Moravia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for I, Justice (1968), Nahá pastýrka (1966) and Four in a Circle (1968). He died on January 13, 1979 in Praha, Czechoslovakia.

46. Franco Cirino

Assistant Director | Hornets' Nest

Franco Cirino was born in 1926 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He was an assistant director and actor, known for Hornets' Nest (1970), I calunniatori (1956) and Carthage in Flames (1960). He died on January 13, 1979 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

47. Donny Hathaway

Soundtrack | Two Weeks Notice

Donny Hathaway was born on October 1, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Two Weeks Notice (2002), The Intouchables (2011) and Malcolm X (1992). He was married to Eulaulah Hathaway. He died on January 13, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA.

48. Marjorie Lawrence

Writer | Interrupted Melody

Marjorie Lawrence was a soprano, famed for her interpretation of Richard Wgner's operatic heroines, and equally comfortable performing within the mezzo range. During her teens she won a number of vocal competitions, eventually studying in Paris and making her onstage debut in Monte Carlo in 1932 as...

49. Michele Malaspina

Actor | ...e le stelle stanno a guardare

Michele Malaspina was born on August 16, 1908 in Bolzaneto, Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He is known for his work on ...e le stelle stanno a guardare (1971), Le avventure di Nicola Nickleby (1958) and La figlia del capitano (1965). He died on January 13, 1979 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

50. Emiko Yagumo

Actress | Tôkyô no kôrasu

Emiko Yagumo was born on August 15, 1903 in Osaka, Japan as Chiyoko Tamano. She was an actress, known for Tokyo Chorus (1931), Kurokami yâshâ dainihen (1926) and Girlfriend (1926). She died on January 13, 1979.


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