Celebrity Deaths (1995)

by blackaugust7934 | created - 24 Sep 2012 | updated - 24 Jan 2015 | Public

Counting down all the celebrities that passed on 1995. Let me know if I'm missing somebody. Thanks.

1. George Abbott

Writer | The Pajama Game

Legendary Broadway writer/producer/director George Abbott was born in 1887 in Forestville, New York. His father was mayor of Salamanca, New York, for two terms. In 1898 his family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Abbott attended Kearney Military Academy. The family returned to New York, where Abbott...

2. Kay Aldridge

Actress | Perils of Nyoka

This 1930's model and magazine cover-girl was employed, as often as not, as a beautiful "living statue" in early 40's Hollywood Technicolor items, strictly to prettify a movie set's ambience while herself saying hardly a word. On the other hand, she was also heroine (talking heroine, it should be ...

3. Maxene Andrews

Actress | Road to Rio

Ms. Andrews and her sisters, Patty and Laverne, were one of the most successful women's singing groups, with 19 gold records and sales of nearly 100 million copies. The sisters began performing in the early 1930's when the Depression wiped out their father's business. In 1937, the trio of sisters ...

4. Rick Aviles

Actor | Waterworld

Rick Aviles was born on October 14, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Anthony Aviles. He was an actor, known for Waterworld (1995), The Cannonball Run (1981) and Carlito's Way (1993). He died on March 17, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

5. Ann Ayars

Actress | Fiesta

Ann Ayars was born on July 23, 1918 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Fiesta (1941), The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) and Apache Trail (1942). She died on February 27, 1995 in Hemet, California.

6. Vivian Blaine

Actress | Guys and Dolls

Ms. Blaine is most noted for having portrayed Miss Adelaide, the long-suffering, perpetually engaged chorus girl, in the Broadway and film versions of Guys and Dolls (1955). She originated the role in 1950 on Broadway and stopped the show each night with her rendition of "Adelaide's Lament," in ...

7. Gary Bond

Actor | Wake in Fright

Gary James Bond was an English actor and singer, born in Liss, Hampshire. Although his family were in industrial and military occupations, from an early age he wanted to be an actor. His father's death in December 1955 freed him to make his own decisions and, following schooling at Churcher's ...

8. Jeremy Brett

Actor | My Fair Lady

The refined and debonair English actor Jeremy Brett will forever be best remembered for his long-running and critically acclaimed portrayal of Sherlock Holmes for Britain's Granada Television. From a privileged background, Brett was educated at England's most prestigious independent school, Eton ...

9. Paul Brinegar

Actor | Rawhide

Paul Brinegar was born on December 19, 1917 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, USA as Paul Alden Brinegar. He was an actor, known for Rawhide (1959), High Plains Drifter (1973) and Maverick (1994). He was married to Shirley Talbott. He died on March 27, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. Phyllis Brooks

Actress | Charlie Chan in Honolulu

Phyllis Brooks was born on July 18, 1915 in Boise, Idaho, USA as Phyllis Seiler. She was an actress, known for Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938), Little Miss Broadway (1938) and Dangerously Yours (1937). She was married to Torbert H. Macdonald. She died on August 1, 1995 in Cape Neddick, Maine, USA.

11. Rosalind Cash

Actress | The Omega Man

Rosalind Cash was an actress whose career endured and flourished on stage, screen, and television, despite her staunch refusal to portray stereotypical Black roles. Ms. Cash was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the Public Broadcasting Service production of American Playhouse: Go Tell It on the...

12. Jack Clayton

Producer | The Innocents

Jack Clayton was born on March 1, 1921 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. He was a producer and director, known for The Innocents (1961) (1961), Our Mother's House (1967) and Screen Two (1985). He was married to Haya Harareet, Katherine Kath and Christine Norden. He died on February 26, 1995 in ...

13. Elisha Cook Jr.

Actor | Rosemary's Baby

Although this pint-sized actor started out in films often in innocuous college-student roles in mid-30s rah-rahs, playing alongside the likes of a pretty Gloria Stuart or a young, pre-"Oz" Judy Garland, casting directors would soon enough discover his flair for portraying intense neurotics or ...

14. Peter Cook

Actor | The Princess Bride

One of four stars of the London and New York revues Beyond the Fringe and Beyond the Fringe (with Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, and Dudley Moore). Later created scatological comedy routine "Derek & Clive" with Moore.

15. Aneta Corsaut

Actress | The Blob

Pretty, auburn-haired actress Aneta Louise Corsaut was born in Hutchinson, Kansas on November 3, 1933. She majored in drama at Northwestern University and studied acting with Lee Strasberg, considered by some to be the father of method acting in America. Aneta dropped out in her junior year to ...

16. Gary Crosby

Actor | Hunter

The stocky-framed, lookalike son of singing legend Bing Crosby who had that same bemused, forlorn look, fair hair and jug ears, Gary was the eldest of four sons born to the crooner and his first wife singer/actress Dixie Lee. The boys' childhood was an intensely troubled one with all four trying to...

17. Severn Darden

Actor | Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Severn Darden was born on November 9, 1929 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Severn Teackle Darden Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), Saturday the 14th (1981) and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). He was married to Heather I Bleackley and ...

18. Eazy-E

Soundtrack | The Watch

Eric Lynn Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and as a member of the group NWA Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather Of Gangsta Rap."

He was born in Compton, California. After dropping out of high school in the tenth grade, he supported ...

19. Paul Eddington

Actor | Yes, Prime Minister

Paul Eddington was a tall, debonair actor who achieved international success in the 1970s with Good Neighbors (1975), a popular television series about a young couple farming their backyard in a London suburb. He played the supporting role of neighbor Jerry Leadbetter. It was the hit comedy series ...

20. Cy Endfield

Director | Zulu

The son of a struggling businessman, Cy Endfield--born Cyril Raker Endfield--worked hard to be admitted to Yale University in 1933. While completing his education he became enamored with progressive theatre and appeared in a New Haven production of a minor Russian play in 1934. He was also ...

21. Arthur English

Actor | Are You Being Served?

One of Britain's great variety comedians Arthur English was known as 'The Prince of the Wide Boys', a cockney 'spiv' character outrageously dressed on stage and wearing a huge kipper tie.

Born in Aldershot, Hants English started his career at an early age appearing in amateur shows but did not ...

22. David Farrar

Actor | The Small Back Room

London-born David Farrar dropped out of school at 14 and became a writer for the Morning Advertiser newspaper; but it wasn't long before he decided to change careers and become an actor. He started out on the stage in 1932, and five years later made his film debut. Appearing at first in low-budget ...

23. Ed Flanders

Actor | St. Elsewhere

Ed Flanders was born on December 29, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Edward Paul Flanders. He was an actor, known for St. Elsewhere (1982), The Ninth Configuration (1980) and Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking (1976). He was married to Cody Lambert, Ellen Geer and Bennye Kelly. He died on ...

24. Susan Fleetwood

Actress | Clash of the Titans

Susan Fleetwood was born on September 21, 1944 in St. Andrews, Scotland as Susan Maureen Fleetwood. She was an actress, known for Clash of the Titans (1981), Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) and The Krays (1990). She died on September 29, 1995 in Salisbury, England.

25. Art Fleming

Self | Airplane II: The Sequel

Art Fleming was born on May 1, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Arturo Volk Fazzini. He was an actor, known for Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), International Detective (1959) and A Hatful of Rain (1957). He was married to Rebecca Lynn, Peggy Ann Ellis and Mildred Lauretta Goodrich. He died ...

26. Melvin Franklin

Actor | Pole Position

Melvin Franklin was born on October 12, 1942 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA as David Melvin English. He was an actor, known for Pole Position (1984), Happy New Year (1987) and The Fall Guy (1981). He was married to Kimberly. He died on February 23, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Friz Freleng

Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials

Friz Freleng was born Isadore Freleng on August 21, 1906 in Kansas City, Missouri. With no formal training in drawing, his first job as an animator was with United Film Advancement Services in 1924 at the age of 17. The first work Friz is credited with was for Disney Studios where he worked as an ...

28. Eva Gabor

Actress | The Rescuers

Eva Gabor was born on February 11, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary, to Jolie Gabor (née Janka Tilleman) and Vilmos Gabor (born Farkas Miklós Grün), a soldier. Her older siblings were Magda Gabor, an actress, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, an actress and socialite. Her parents were both from Jewish families. She went...

29. Rory Gallagher

Soundtrack | A Sense of Freedom

Blues guitarist Rory Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon, Ireland, in 1959 (his brother Donal Gallagher is also a blues musician). He began his career in the 1960s in Ireland, playing in a variety of show bands. In 1965 he formed his own band, Taste, a blues-based rock trio. They had some success ...

30. Jerry Garcia

Soundtrack | Great Expectations

One of the most prolific and iconic guitarists of the second half of the 20th Century, Jerome John Garcia was born in San Francisco, California, USA on August 1st 1942. Garcia, whose mother was a registered nurse and whose father, Jose, was a small time jazz musician, had a troubled childhood. At ...

31. Alexander Godunov

Actor | Die Hard

He was born on Sakhalin Island at the far eastern end of the former Soviet Union and began studying dance at age 9 in the Riga State Ballet School. He later said his mother put him there to prevent his becoming "a hooligan". One of his classmates and friends at the school was Mikhail Baryshnikov. ...

32. Dwayne R. Goettel

Soundtrack | The Manson Family

Dwayne R. Goettel was born on February 1, 1964 as Dwayne Rudolph Goettel. He died on August 23, 1995 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

33. Gale Gordon

Actor | Our Miss Brooks

Gale Gordon was born on February 20, 1906 in New York City, New York, USA as Charles Thomas Aldrich Jr. He was an actor, known for Our Miss Brooks (1952), Here's Lucy (1968) and The Lucy Show (1962). He was married to Virginia Gordon. He died on June 30, 1995 in Escondido, California, USA.

34. Larry Grayson

Self | The Good Old Days

Born William White in 1923 to unmarried parents, Grayson was adopted into a coal mining family in Nuneaton.

By the age of 14, he was working under the name of Billy Breen as a supporting drag act on the comedy club circuit, and over the next thirty years he toured the UK not only in male revues and ...

35. Harry Guardino

Actor | Dirty Harry

Virile Brooklyn-born actor Harry Guardino, with dark, wavy hair and a perpetual worried look on his craggy-looking mug, started out in the acting school of hard knocks, slumming for nearly a decade in small, obscure 'tough guy' film parts in the early to mid 50s. A definite man's man, he finally ...

36. Kathleen Harrison

Actress | Scrooge

Although British actress Kathleen Harrison was born in 1892 in the Lancashire town of Blackburn, she was fondly known for her cockney characters throughout her career. Trained for the stage at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art she first married and lived overseas in Argentina for nearly eight years...

37. Tom Helmore

Actor | Vertigo

Helmore served as an apprentice in his father's accounting firm while working as an extra in movies. He subsequently pursued acting as a career, working predominantly on the stage. The 1945 Broadway musical "The Day Before Spring" led to Helmore's Hollywood career. In British and American films, ...

38. Phil Harris

Actor | The Jungle Book

A bandleader of the 1940s and a radio, film, and TV actor who always seemed to imply allegiance to the former Confederate States of America. Was a principal of long standing among the comedian Jack Benny's radio retinue, parlaying his popularity into his own radio series, in which his wife, Alice ...

39. Michael Hordern

Actor | Where Eagles Dare

Following a brief teaching career, Michael Hordern made his stage debut in 1937. He made his film debut in 1939, but his career was stalled by WWII. He resumed his acting career in 1946, both in theatre and films. He hit his stride in the 1960s playing befuddled characters, particularly stuffy ...

40. John Howard

Actor | The Philadelphia Story

A native Ohioan, John Howard (born John R. Cox, Jr.) had no interest in working in theater until schoolmates at Cleveland's Western Reserve University turned him on to acting. After some work on his college stage, he made his movie debut in a bit part in Paramount's One Hour Late (1934) before ...

41. Mary Beth Hughes

Actress | Inner Sanctum

Mary Beth Hughes' parents separated while she was still a baby. She was brought up by a grandmother whose dearest wish was to make her an actress. As a result, she started her career at an early age while still a high school student. She starred in the stage version of "Alice in Wonderland" then ...

42. Phyllis Hyman

Actress | The Kill Reflex

Deep-voiced and statuesque, Phyllis Hyman sang with a life-affirming energy and emotional intensity found in few other female vocalists. Born in Philadelphia in 1949 (and raised in Pittsburgh), her professional career began in New York City where, during an engagement, she was spotted by producer ...

43. Burl Ives

Actor | The Big Country

Burl Ives was one of six children born to a Scottish-Irish farming family. He first sang in public for a soldiers' reunion when he was age 4. In high school, he learned the banjo and played fullback, intending to become a football coach when he enrolled at Eastern Illinois State Teacher's College ...

44. Wolfman Jack

Actor | American Graffiti

Wolfman Jack was born on January 21, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Robert Weston Smith. He was an actor, known for American Graffiti (1973), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) and Motel Hell (1980). He was married to Lucy Lamb. He died on July 1, 1995 in Belvedere, North Carolina, ...

45. Nancy Kelly

Actress | The Bad Seed

Coached by her show-business mother, a former actress, brunette Nancy Kelly started her career as a one-year-old model for James Montgomery Flagg. While receiving her education at the Bentley School for Girls she also trained as an actress. From 1926, the precociously talented Nancy became one of ...

46. Patric Knowles

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Fourteen-year-old Reginald Lawrence Knowles was being readied to take his place with other relatives in the family bookbinding business (in Leeds) when he ran off to become an actor. He was inevitably brought back home, but he made good his second escape a few years later - his willful Knowles ...

47. Alexander Knox

Actor | Wilson

A Presbyterian minister's son, softly-spoken, intellectual-looking Alexander Knox received his education from the University of Western Ontario, where he studied English literature. An excellent elocutionist, member of the university's Hesperian Club, he had his first fling with dramatic acting ...

48. Priscilla Lane

Actress | Arsenic and Old Lace

Priscilla Lane attended the Eagin School of Dramatic Arts in New York before she began touring with her sisters in the Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians Dance Band. She was a popular singer with her sisters and, after 5 years, she was signed to a Hollywood contract with Warner Brothers in 1937. ...

49. Viveca Lindfors

Actress | Stargate

Ms. Lindfors was a Swedish-born actress whose stage and screen career in the U.S. and Sweden spanned more than half a century. She was brought to Hollywood in 1946 by Warner Brothers in the hope that she would be a new Greta Garbo or Ingrid Bergman. She appeared with Ronald Reagan in her first ...

50. Arthur Lubin

Director | Phantom of the Opera

A graduate of Carnegie Tech, Arthur Lubin entered films as an actor in the 1920s, and after appearing in many films turned to directing in 1934, mainly for Universal. His forte was light comedy, but he helmed many different types of pictures for the studio. Lubin was the director Universal ...

51. Ida Lupino

Actress | High Sierra

Ida was born in London to a show business family. In 1933, her mother brought Ida with her to an audition and Ida got the part her mother wanted. The picture was Her First Affaire (1932). Ida, a bleached blonde, came to Hollywood in 1934 and played small and insignificant parts. Peter Ibbetson (...

52. Jeffrey Lynn

Actor | The Roaring Twenties

Jeffrey Lynn was born on February 16, 1909 in Auburn, Massachusetts, USA as Ragnar Godfrey Lind. He was an actor, known for The Roaring Twenties (1939), Black Bart (1948) and The Body Disappears (1941). He was married to Helen, Patricia Davis Ciarlo and Robin Chandler. He died on November 24, 1995 ...

53. Louis Malle

Director | Au revoir les enfants

Louis Malle, the descendant of a French nobleman who made a fortune in beet sugar during the Napoleonic Wars, created films that explored life and its meaning. Malle's family discouraged his early interest in film but, in 1950, allowed him to enter the Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies ...

54. Mickey Mantle

Actor | It's My Turn

Mickey Charles Mantle was born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, on October 20, 1931, the son of a minor-league player who never made it to the big leagues and named him after Major Leaguer Mickey Cochrane. Mickey's father and grandfather -- who also never made it to the majors -- taught him how to play ...

55. Dean Martin

Soundtrack | Rio Bravo

If there had to be an image for cool, the man to fit it would be Dean Martin.

Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, to Angela (Barra) and Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti, a barber. His father was an Italian immigrant, and his mother was of Italian descent. He spoke only Italian until ...

56. Doug McClure

Actor | Maverick

Douglas Osborne McClure was born on May 11, 1935 in Glendale, California. Educated at UCLA, this blond leading man long made a career of apparent agelessness. He played one young sidekick after another through numerous movies and one television series after another, playing 20ish roles into his ...

57. Butterfly McQueen

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Thelma McQueen attended public school in Augusta, Georgia and graduated from high school in Long Island, New York. She studied dance with Katherine Dunham, Geoffrey Holder, and Janet Collins. She danced with the Venezuela Jones Negro Youth Group. The "Butterfly" stage name, which does describe her ...

58. John Megna

Actor | To Kill a Mockingbird

John Megna was born on November 9, 1952 in Queens, New York, USA as John Anthony Ingolia. He was an actor, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Cannonball Run (1981) and Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964). He died on September 5, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

59. Elizabeth Montgomery

Actress | Bewitched

Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years' intensive training, she made ...

60. Hugh O'Connor

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

Hugh was born in Rome, Italy, and adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife, Nancy. At the age of 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but conquered it with the help of chemotherapy. It was around this time that Hugh started taking drugs. He worked as a courier on the set of his ...

61. Gordon Oliver

Actor | The Marines Are Here

Gordon Oliver was born on April 27, 1910 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gordon McCord Oliver. He was a producer and actor, known for The Marines Are Here (1938), The Spiral Staircase (1946) and Jezebel (1938). He was married to Elsa E. Cover. He died on January 26, 1995 in Los Angeles.

62. Robert Parrish

Director | Casino Royale

Robert Parrish was an Academy Award-winning film editor who also directed and acted in movies. As a child he appeared in films during the early 1930s, such as City Lights (1931) by Charles Chaplin and Lewis Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). As an editor he won an Academy Award for ...

63. Frank Perry

Director | Mommie Dearest

Frank Perry was born on August 21, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Jr. Frank Joseph Perry. He was a director and producer, known for Mommie Dearest (1981), Last Summer (1969) and David and Lisa (1962). He was married to Virginia Brush Ford, Barbara Goldsmith and Eleanor Perry. He died on ...

64. Donald Pleasence

Actor | Halloween

Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the ...

65. Eric Porter

Actor | The Day of the Jackal

A highly respected Shakespearean for five decades until his death of colon cancer in 1995, classical actor Eric Porter's claim to international fame would, ironically, be outside of that realm, with one superb portrayal in one superb miniseries, The Forsyte Saga (1967), in which he won the BAFTA ...

66. Charlie Rich

Soundtrack | American Made

Charlie Rich was born on December 14, 1932 in Colt, Arkansas, USA as Charles Allan Rich. He was married to Margaret Ann Greene. He died on July 25, 1995 in Hammond, Louisiana, USA.

67. Ginger Rogers

Actress | The Major and the Minor

Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped ...

68. Roxie Roker

Actress | The Jeffersons

Roxie Roker was born on August 28, 1929 in Miami, Florida, USA as Roxie Albertha Roker. She was an actress, known for The Jeffersons (1975), Fantasy Island (1977) and ABC Afterschool Specials (1972). She was married to Sy Kravitz. She died on December 2, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

69. Bob Ross

Self | The Joy of Painting

Bob Ross was born on October 29, 1942 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA as Robert Norman Ross. He was married to Lynda Lucille Freeman, Jane Ross and Vivian "Vicky" Patricia (Hill) Ridge. He died on July 4, 1995 in Orlando, Florida.

70. Roy Rowland

Director | Meet Me in Las Vegas

Roy Rowland studied law at the University of Southern California, then joined MGM as a script clerk. As if getting that job wasn't enough good luck in the middle of the Depression, he also married the niece of MGM chief Louis B. Mayer.

He sharpened his directing chops at MGM with a series of shorts ...

71. Pierre Schaeffer

Producer | Je, tu, elles...

Pierre Schaeffer was born on August 14, 1910 in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France as Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer. He was a producer and composer, known for I. You. They. (1969), Fer chaud (1957) and De la vie des enfants au XXIème siècle (2001). He was married to Jacqueline de Lisle ...

72. Selena

Soundtrack | Don Juan DeMarco

Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, a city 50 miles southeast of Houston, to Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Quintanilla. Abraham opened a Mexican restaurant, Papagayo, in Lake Jackson. Selena was 9-years-old when her father discovered her talent for singing. He formed a band consisting of...

73. Madge Sinclair

Actress | Coming to America

Madge Sinclair was born Madge Dorita Walters on April 28, 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica, married young and had two sons. Madge worked as a teacher in Jamaica until she was 30. She left her two boys with their father and moved in 1968 to New York City to be an actress.

She began modeling and later acted ...

74. John Smith

Actor | Blood Legacy

Actor John Smith was born Robert Errol Van Orden in Los Angeles. He began his career singing with The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir, a group which appeared in two Bing Crosby films, Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945).

His agent Henry Willson, who also gave Tab Hunter and Rock Hudson ...

75. Vivian Stanshall

Actor | Sir Henry at Rawlinson End

Lead singer of underground art school comedy/jazz band (with Neil Innes), The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Viv soon became known as one of Britain's foremost eccentrics. A Cockney by birth, Viv was characterised by his almost aristocratic English accent which he would punctuate with very out-of-place ...

76. Robert Stephens

Actor | Romeo and Juliet

Sir Robert's career fell into two distinct parts. In the '60s, he was widely regarded as the heir of Laurence Olivier. But, after his departure from Britain's National Theatre in 1970 and the breakup of his marriage with Maggie Smith three years later, he suffered a slump made worse by heavy ...

77. Grady Sutton

Actor | College Humor

Grady Sutton was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He arrived in California in 1924. He got his first break in Hollywood from director William A. Seiter who used him as an extra in The Mad Whirl (1925) starring May McAvoy. Grady remained a Hollywood staple for the next 55 years.

He specialized in ...

78. Ted Tetzlaff

Cinematographer | Notorious

Ted Tetzlaff was born in 1903 in Los Angeles, the son of racecar driver and movie stuntman Teddy Tetzlaff, Sr. The elder Tetzlaff appeared in a number of silent star Wallace Reid's famous racing movies like The Roaring Road (1919), Double Speed (1920), Excuse My Dust (1920), Too Much Speed (1921) ...

79. Genevieve Tobin

Actress | The Petrified Forest

The daughter of a stage entertainer, New York-born actress Genevieve Tobin started treading the boards as a child and appeared in the role of Little Eva in the silent short Uncle Tom's Cabin (1910). Her older brother George Tobin and younger sister Vivian Tobin also became stage and film actors. By...

80. Lana Turner

Actress | Peyton Place

Lana Turner had an acting ability that belied the "Sweater Girl" image MGM thrust upon her, and even many of her directors admitted that they knew she was capable of greatness (check out The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)). Unfortunately, her private life sometimes overshadowed her professional ...

81. Junior Walker

Soundtrack | Adventures in Babysitting

Junior Walker was born on June 14, 1931 in Blytheville, Arkansas, USA as Autry DeWalt Jr. He died on November 23, 1995 in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA.

82. Willard Waterman

Actor | Auntie Mame

Willard Waterman was born on August 29, 1914 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Willard Lewis Waterman. He was an actor, known for Auntie Mame (1958), The Apartment (1960) and Mystery Street (1950). He was married to Mary Anna Theleen. He died on February 2, 1995 in Burlingame, California, USA.

83. David Wayne

Actor | The Andromeda Strain

His father was an insurance executive; his mother died when he was four. He attended Western Michigan University then worked as a statistician in Cleveland where he joined a Shakespeare repertory company. Two years later he had a minor role in "The American Way" in New York. He was rejected by the ...

84. Ronald White

Soundtrack | Hardcore Henry

Ronald White was born on April 5, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was married to Gloria. He died on August 26, 1995 in Detroit.

85. Slappy White

Actor | Sanford and Son

Slappy White was born on September 20, 1921 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Melvin White. He was an actor, known for Sanford and Son (1972), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) and The Man from O.R.G.Y. (1970). He was married to La Vern Baker. He died on November 7, 1995 in Brigantine, New Jersey, USA.

86. Mary Wickes

Actress | Sister Act

From the grand old school of wisecracking, loud and lanky Mary Wickes had few peers while forging a career as a salty scene-stealer. Her abrupt, tell-it-like-it-is demeanor made her a consistent audience favorite on every medium for over six decades. She was particularly adroit in film parts that ...

87. Jeff York

Actor | The Postman Always Rings Twice

Born in Los Angeles, Jeff was the eldest child and had a brother named John. While still a baby he and his family moved to San Jose. Jeff graduated from grammar school and high school there as well as San Jose State Teachers College. In college Jeff studied to be a writer. He was also an amateur ...

88. Aleksander Bardini

Actor | La double vie de Véronique

Aleksander Bardini was born on November 17, 1913 in Lódz, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor and director, known for The Double Life of Véronique (1991), Three Colors: White (1994) and Korczak (1990). He was married to Julia Aftanasow. He died on July 30, 1995 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, ...

89. Alfred Ryder

Actor | True Grit

Alfred Ryder, the veteran actor who appeared on radio and Broadway and in the movies and TV and who also was a renowned stage director, was born Alfred Jacob Corn on January 5, 1916, in New York City. He made his professional debut as an actor at the age of eight and attended New York City's ...

90. Alice Day

Actress | Two-Fisted Law

Alice Day began her film career as a Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty in her mid-teens, and by age 18 was starring in features. Her younger sister, Marceline Day, was also an actress, but Alice never managed to eclipse her sister's career. She was soon working mainly in B pictures and shorts, and ...

91. Ana Mariscal

Actress | Una sombra en la ventana

Ana Mariscal was born on July 31, 1923 in Madrid, Spain as Ana María Rodríguez-Arroyo Mariscal. She was an actress and director, known for Una sombra en la ventana (1945), Segundo López, aventurero urbano (1953) and A Man on the Road (1949). She was married to Valentín Javier. She died on ...

92. Andrei Boltnev

Actor | Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein

Andrei Boltnev was born on January 5, 1946 in Ufa, Bashkir ASSR, Russian SFSR, USSR as Andrei Nikolayevich Boltnev. He was an actor, known for Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein (1989), Den lyubvi (1990) and V polose priboya (1990). He died on May 12, 1995 in Moscow, Russia.

93. Ann Ayars

Actress | Fiesta

Ann Ayars was born on July 23, 1918 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Fiesta (1941), The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) and Apache Trail (1942). She died on February 27, 1995 in Hemet, California.

94. Annie M.G. Schmidt

Writer | Ja zuster, nee zuster

Annie M.G. Schmidt was born on May 20, 1911 in Kapelle, Zeeland, Netherlands as Annie Maria Geertruida Schmidt. She was a writer, known for Ja zuster, nee zuster (1966), Annie MG (2010) and Yes Nurse! No Nurse! (2002). She died on May 21, 1995 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

95. Antonio Flores

Soundtrack | Colegas

Antonio Flores was born on November 14, 1961 in Madrid, Spain as Antonio González Flores. He was married to Ana Villa. He died on May 30, 1995 in Madrid.

96. Antony Hamilton

Actor | Cover Up

Though born in England in May of 1952, Antony Hamilton was adopted by an Australian military man and his wife and grew up in Adelaide, Australia. A classically trained dancer, he danced with the Australian ballet before his outstanding good looks led him into a modeling career. He modeled in Europe...

97. Arthur M. Loew Jr.

Producer | Arena

Mr. Loew's maternal grandfather, Adolph Zukor founded Paramount Pictures. His paternal grandfather, Marcus Loew, founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios and Loew's Theaters. His father, Arthur Loew, Sr., later became president of MGM.

98. Arthur Mullard

Actor | Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

An enigmatic and much loved comedy actor Arthur Mullard carved a unique niche for himself in a host of British comedy films and tv shows. The sterotype Cockney he was born in Islington, North London where he was known by locals as 'The Dook of Islington'.

He left school at 14 to work as a butcher's ...

99. Barbara Lass

Actress | Thanatos palace hotel

Barbara Kwiatkowska was a girl from the Polish countryside. One day, she took part in a competition called "Piekne dziewczyny na ekrany" ("Pretty Girls on to the Screens"). She won and landed the title role of "Ewa Bonecka" in the comedy Eve Wants to Sleep (1958) as the main prize. During filming, ...

100. Belgin Doruk

Actress | Aysecik - Yuvanin bekcileri

Belgin Doruk was born on June 28, 1936 in Ankara, Turkey. She was an actress, known for Aysecik - Yuvanin bekcileri (1969), Çölde bir Istanbul kizi (1957) and Küçük hanim Avrupa'da (1962). She was married to Özdemir Birsel and Faruk Kenç. She died on March 26, 1995 in ...



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