Date of Death between 1979-01-01 and 1979-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
51. George Cisar
Actor | Attack of the Giant Leeches
George Cisar was born on July 28, 1912 in Cicero, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959), The Ford Television Theatre (1952) and Dennis the Menace (1959). He died on June 13, 1979 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
52. Joyce Grenfell
Actress | Stage Fright
Toothy Britisher Joyce Grenfell with her stark, equine features charmed and humored audiences both here and abroad on radio, stage, revues, film and TV for nearly four decades. Lovingly remembered as a delightfully witty monologist and raconteur, she inherited her bold talents from her eccentric ...
53. Emory Parnell
Actor | Foreign Correspondent
Emory Parnell was born on December 29, 1892 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Emory Mindrum Parnell. He was an actor, known for Foreign Correspondent (1940), The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943) and Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951). He was married to Effie Laird. He died on June 22, 1979 in ...
54. Jody Gilbert
Actress | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Jody Gilbert was born on March 18, 1916 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. She was an actress, known for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) and Willard (1971). She died on February 3, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
56. Victor Kilian
Actor | Only Angels Have Wings
American character actor of gruff demeanor who played in dozens of films through the Thirties and Forties. A native of New Jersey, he was a wagon driver for his father's laundry business before joining a vaudeville company. He played in stock and touring companies, then was cast in the Walter Huston...
57. Nino Rota
Composer | The Godfather
Born in Milan in 1911 into a family of musicians, Nino Rota was first a student of Orefice and Pizzetti. Then, still a child, he moved to Rome where he completed his studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in 1929 with Alfredo Casella. In the meantime, he had become an 'enfant prodige', famous...
58. Fred Graham
Actor | The Giant Gila Monster
Baseball gave burly Fred Graham his start in motion pictures. In 1928 he was working for the MGM sound department and also playing semi-pro baseball on the side. The studio was making a murder mystery called Death on the Diamond (1934), starring Robert Young and Nat Pendleton. Graham was hired to ...
60. 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 ...
61. Philip Bourneuf
Actor | Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Tall American character actor with distinctively dark eyebrows and graying hair. The son of an engineer, he was a respected performer on Broadway for thirty years, beginning in 1934. He had a reputation for being a consummate professional and a great storyteller. Despite his military bearing and ...
62. Barbara Hutton
Barbara Hutton was born on November 14, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Barbara Woolworth Hutton. She was married to Prince Pierre Raymond Doan Vinh na Champassak, Gottfried Von Cramm, Porfirio Rubirosa, Prince Igor Troubetzkoy, Cary Grant, Kurt von Haugwitz-Reventlow and Prince Alexis ...
64. Doris Kenyon
Actress | The Road to Singapore
The daughter of a poet, Doris Kenyon made her stage and screen debuts in 1915. She was often cast as a pleasant heroine in many silent films. She co-starred with popular silent-era actors like Rudolph Valentino and her future husband Milton Sills. Due to her stage experience she made a smooth ...
65. John Carroll
Actor | Zorro Rides Again
John Carroll was born on July 17, 1906 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Julian LaFaye. He was an actor, known for Zorro Rides Again (1937), Flying Tigers (1942) and Congo Maisie (1940). He was married to Lucille Ryman Carroll and Steffi Duna. He died on April 24, 1979 in Hollywood, California, USA.
66. William Gargan
Actor | Rain
William Gargan was born on July 17, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as William Dennis Gargan. He was an actor, known for Rain (1932), The Story of Temple Drake (1933) and Headline Shooter (1933). He was married to Mary Kenny. He died on February 17, 1979 in San Diego, California, USA.
67. John Cromwell
Director | The Prisoner of Zenda
Actor / director John Cromwell was born December 23, 1887, in Toledo, OH. He made his Broadway debut on October 14, 1912, in Marian De Forest's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" at the Playhouse Theatre. The show was a hit, running for a total of 184 performances. Cromwell appeared ...
68. Zeppo Marx
Actor | Duck Soup
The youngest of The Marx Brothers, Zeppo was put into the role of the straight man after his brother Gummo left the act. Zeppo also acted as an understudy to all three of his brothers, and he has been said to have played Grouchos part better than Groucho himself. After playing small parts in the ...
69. Barbara Mullen
Actress | A Place of One's Own
Barbara Mullen was born on June 9, 1914 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Barbara Eleanor Mullen. She was an actress, known for A Place of One's Own (1945), Four Desperate Men (1959) and The Gentle Gunman (1952). She was married to John Taylor. She died on March 9, 1979 in Hammersmith, London, ...
70. Claire Carleton
Actress | Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Claire Carleton was born on September 28, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), Too Many Winners (1947) and The Mickey Rooney Show (1954). She was married to Fred E. Sherman. She died on December 11, 1979 in Northridge, California, USA.
71. Clarence Muse
Actor | Shadow of a Doubt
Clarence Muse was born on October 14, 1889 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Clarence Edouard Muse. He was an actor, known for Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Casino (1995) and Broken Strings (1942). He was married to Irene Ena Kellman, Willabelle Burch West and Ophelia Belle Labertier. He died on October ...
72. Ben Lyon
Actor | Hell's Angels
Ben Lyon was your average boyish, easy-going, highly appealing film personality of the Depression-era 1930s. Although he never rose above second-tier stardom, he would enjoy enduring success both here and in England.
Born Ben Lyon, Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia, the future singer/actor was the son of ...
73. Joan Chandler
Actress | Rope
Brunette, delicately featured leading lady who briefly made an impact through memorable back-to-back appearances in the films Humoresque (1946) and Rope (1948). Joan grew up in Butler, Pennsylvania, where her family had a car dealership. Her mother was a musician. Joan studied dancing at the ...
74. Eric Pohlmann
Actor | Theatergarderobe
Born in Vienna. Studied at Max Reinhardt School. Early years as entertainer at Reiss Bar in Vienna. Often appeared at still-existing Raimund-Theater. Met wife, Liselotte, on stage in Brno (now Czech Republic). She escaped to London in 1938, he in 1939, where they married that year. Frequent ...
Actor | Carry On... Up the Khyber
Peter Butterworth's promising career in the British Navy Fleet Air Arm ended when the plane which he was flying was shot down by the Germans in WW II and he was placed in a POW camp. There he became close friends with Talbot Rothwell (later a writer on the "Carry On" series, on which Butterworth ...
77. David Butler
Director | You'll Find Out
David Butler was born on December 17, 1894 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was a director and actor, known for You'll Find Out (1940), Look for the Silver Lining (1949) and Just Imagine (1930). He was married to Elshie H Schulte. He died on June 14, 1979 in Arcadia, California.
78. Larisa Shepitko
Director | Voskhozhdenie
Larisa Shepitko was born on January 6, 1938 in Artyomovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Larisa Yefimovna Shepitko. She was a director and writer, known for The Ascent (1977), Heat (1963) and You and Me (1971). She was married to Elem Klimov. She died on July 2, 1979.
Director | Dr. Cyclops
Ernest B. Schoedsack was born on June 8, 1893 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA as Ernest Beaumont Schoedsack. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Dr. Cyclops (1940), Rango (1931) and The Most Dangerous Game (1932). He was married to Ruth Rose. He died on December 23, 1979 in Los Angeles ...
84. Ronald Adam
Actor | The Haunting
Ronald Adam was a man who combined an acting career with an extra-ordinary military career that encompassed being a victim of the Red Baron in World War One to taking his revenge as an RAF fighter controller in the Battle of Britain. Born Ronald George Hinings Adams on the last day of 1896, he was ...
85. Vernon Presley
Self | Elvis on Tour
Vernon Presley was born on April 10, 1916 in Fulton, Mississippi, USA as Vernon Elvis Presley. He is known for his work on Elvis on Tour (1972), Hee Haw (1969) and Elvis in Concert (1977). He was married to Davada "Dee" Stanley and Gladys Presley. He died on June 26, 1979 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
86. Charles Thompson
Actor | The Andy Griffith Show
Charles Thompson was born on January 2, 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Philip Thompson. He was an actor, known for The Andy Griffith Show (1960), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Hot Rods to Hell (1967). He died on October 26, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
87. Sid Vicious
Soundtrack | The Astronaut's Wife
Along with fellow Sex Pistol member, Johnny Rotten, lanky, sneering, pock faced Sid epitomised the punk movement born in the mid 1970s in working class England. Sid Vicious (real name John Beverly) wasn't an original member of the Pistols, but rather joined the band after original bassist, Glen ...
89. Basil Dignam
Actor | Gorgo
Basil Dignam was born on October 24, 1905 in Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, England as Basil Martin Dignam. He was an actor, known for Gorgo (1961), Department S (1969) and I'm All Right Jack (1959). He was married to Mona Washbourne. He died on January 31, 1979 in Westminster, London, England.
90. Paul Meurisse
Actor | Les diaboliques
Paul Meurisse was the son of a bank manager and it first looked as if he would follow in his father's footsteps when he became a solicitor's clerk in Aix-en-Provence. But his passion was elsewhere and he soon did the splits appearing as a chorus boy in music-hall revues. Leaving Aix for Paris, with...
91. Yvonne Mitchell
Actress | Woman in a Dressing Gown
Britisher Yvonne Mitchell was first and foremost a stage actress who began her career quite early as a teen. By the time of her death, she had performed under the theatre lights for over four decades. Her output in films and TV paled in comparison, but the work she put out in those mediums were of ...
92. Corinne Griffith
Actress | The Divine Lady
Corinne Griffith was a popular star of the silent movies. She started her film career at Vitagraph in 1916 and later moved to First National, where she became one of that studio's biggest stars. At the height of her popularity she was known as the "Orchid Lady of the Screen." Black Oxen (1923) was ...
Actor | Topaz
Frederick Stafford was born on March 11, 1928 in Piestany, Czechoslovakia as Friedrich Strobel von Stein. He was an actor, known for Topaz (1969), Agent 505: Death Trap in Beirut (1966) and OSS 117: Mission for a Killer (1965). He was married to Marianne Hold. He died on July 28, 1979 in Sarnen, ...
94. Rene A. Gagnon
Actor | Sands of Iwo Jima
Rene A. Gagnon was born on March 7, 1925 in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. He was an actor, known for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), I've Got a Secret (1952) and To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945). He was married to Pauline Harnois. He died on October 12, 1979 in Hooksett, New Hampshire.
95. Paul Dubov
Writer | Backstairs at the White House
Paul Dubov was born on October 10, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Backstairs at the White House (1979), Shock Corridor (1963) and Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960). He was married to Gwen Bagni. He died on September 20, 1979 in Encino, California, USA.
96. Dave Fleischer
Director | Mr. Bug Goes to Town
Dave Fleischer was born on July 14, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA as David Fleischer. He is known for his work on Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941), In the Good Old Summer Time (1926) and Imagination (1943). He was married to Mae Schwartz and Ida Mae Sharnow. He died on June 25, 1979 in Woodland ...
97. Dorothy Peterson
Actress | Saboteur
Dorothy Peterson was born on December 25, 1897 in Hector, Minnesota, USA as Bergetta Peterson. She was an actress, known for Saboteur (1942), Too Many Husbands (1940) and The Beast of the City (1932). She died on October 3, 1979 in New York City, New York, USA.
98. Hilda Barry
Actress | Carry on Loving
Born Hilda Gentle on June 9, 1884, in Edmonton, London, England, Hilda Barry was a very active British character actress who had a very long and extensive career as well in comedies as in dramas. She appeared in over 150 roles on stage, on the big screen and on television. She died on Tuesday, May ...
99. Gordon Parks Jr.
Director | Aaron Loves Angela
Gordon Parks Jr. was born as Gordon Roger Parks in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, the son of photographer and filmmaker Gordon Alexander Parks and Sally Alvis. He is best remembered for the successful if controversial crime film "Super Fly" (1972). He worked as a musician and photographer, early on ...
100. 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 ...