Date of Death between 1979-01-01 and 1979-12-31 (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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).
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 ...
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 ...
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.
23. Jimmy Aye
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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...
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.