Gone, but never forgotten...2018

by cjabowie9 | created - 06 Jan 2018 | updated - 10 Jan 2019 | Public

1. Jerry Van Dyke

Actor | Coach

He has that same genuine likability factor, owns that same trademark lantern jaw and is just as appealing and gifted as his older brother, Dick Van Dyke, but, for decades, Jerry Van Dyke had to bear the brunt of his brother's overwhelming shadow. The comic actor was born six years younger than Dick...

2. Denise LaSalle

Soundtrack | One for the Money

Denise LaSalle was born on July 16, 1939 in Sidon, LeFlore County, Mississippi, USA as Ora Denise Allen. She was married to James E. Wolfe Jr., and Bill Jones. She died on January 8, 2018 in Jackson, Tennessee, USA.

3. Doreen Tracey

Actress | Westward Ho, the Wagons!

Doreen Tracey was born on April 3, 1943 in St Pancras, London, England as Doreen Isabelle Tracey. She was an actress, known for Westward Ho, the Wagons! (1956), Annette (1958) and The Donna Reed Show (1958). She was married to Robert A Washburn. She died on January 10, 2018 in Thousand Oaks, ...

4. Dorothy Malone

Actress | Written on the Wind

The blonde, sultry, dreamy-eyed beauty of Dorothy Malone, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, took some time before it made an impact with American film-going audiences. But once she did, she played it for all it was worth in her one chance Academy Award-winning "bad girl" performance, a role quite ...

5. Connie Sawyer

Actress | Dumb and Dumber

Connie Sawyer was born on November 27, 1912 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA as Rosie Cohen. She was an actress, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Pineapple Express (2008) and Out of Sight (1998). She was married to Marshall Schacker. She died on January 21, 2018 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

6. Hugh Masekela

Soundtrack | The Jewel of the Nile

Hugh Masekela was born on April 4, 1939 in Wilbank, South Africa as Hugh Ramapolo Masekela. He was married to Elinam Cofie, Jabu Mbatha, Chris Calloway and Miriam Makeba. He died on January 23, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

7. Olivia Cole

Actress | Roots

Olivia Cole was born on November 26, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She was an actress, known for Roots (1977), Backstairs at the White House (1979) and Something About Amelia (1984). She was married to Richard Venture. She died on January 19, 2018 in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

8. Dolores O'Riordan

Soundtrack | The Devil's Own

Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was born in Ballybricken, a town 8 miles outside Limerick on Sept. 6, 1971. Her parents are Eileen and Terrance. Terrance was in a wheelchair due to a motorcycle accident. Dolores was the youngest of seven children, and one of two girls. In the late eighties, Dolores ...

9. Leah LaBelle

Actress | Pharrell Williams: Happy

Leah LaBelle, born Leah Vladowski on 8 September 1986 in Toronto, Canada, was the only child of Troshan and Anastasia Vladowski. Troshan and Anastasia, musicians and immigrants to the United States, defected from communist Bulgaria during a tour of Western Europe in 1979 at the height of success ...

10. Mark Salling

Actor | Glee

Known for starring as musically-inclined football player Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the show Glee (2009), Mark Wayne Salling was born in Dallas, Texas. He was the younger of two children of Condy Sue (Wherry), a school secretary, and John Robert Salling, Jr., an accountant. He was home-schooled at an...

11. Rasual Butler

Actor | Think Like a Man

Rasual Butler was born on May 23, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Think Like a Man (2012) and Trina Feat. Kelly Rowland: Here We Go (2005). He died on January 31, 2018 in Studio City, California, USA.

12. Dennis Edwards

Soundtrack | Bringing Down the House

Dennis Edwards is an American soul and R&B singer who was best known as the frontman in The Temptations, on Motown Records.

Edwards joined the Temptations in 1968, replacing David Ruffin and sang with the group from 1968 to 1976, 1980 to 1984 and 1987 to 1989. In the mid-1980s, he attempted a solo ...

13. John Mahoney

Actor | Frasier

John Mahoney was an award-winning American actor. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, the seventh of eight children of Margaret and Reg, a baker. His family was evacuated to the sea-side resort to avoid the Nazi bombing of their native Manchester. The Mancunian Mahoneys eventually ...

14. Mickey Jones

Actor | Starman

Mickey Jones was born on June 10, 1941 in Houston, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Starman (1984), Total Recall (1990) and Sling Blade (1996). He was married to Phyllis Jean Starr and Sandra Joel Davis. He died on February 7, 2018 in Simi Valley, California, USA.

15. John Gavin

Actor | Psycho

John Gavin, the American film and TV actor, businessman and diplomat who was Ronald Reagan's first Ambassador to Mexico, was born Juan Vincent Apablasa in Los Angeles, California.

The future "Jack" Gavin was a fifth-generation Angeleno, the son of Delia Diana Pablos and Juan Vincent Apablasa, and ...

16. Reg E. Cathey

Actor | Fantastic Four

Born into a military family in Huntsville, Alabama -- his father was an army vet who had served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, while his mother held a somewhat mysterious job in the Department of Defence -- Reg E. Cathey spent much of his early childhood living on a rural farmhouse in Germany....

17. Vic Damone

Soundtrack | Payback

At fourteen he worked as an usher at the NYC Paramount Theatre. His father was an electrician who played guitar and his mother taught piano. Damone attended PS 163 and sang in St. Finbar's choir and later attended the Alexander Hamilton Vocational High School and then Lafayette High School in ...

18. Marty Allen

Actor | Night Gallery

Marty Allen was born on March 23, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Morton David Alpern. He was an actor, known for Night Gallery (1969), The Naked Face (1984) and Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein (1974). He was married to Karon Kate Blackwell and Lorraine 'Frenchy' Trydelle. He...

19. Lassie Lou Ahern

Actress | The Forbidden Woman

Lassie Lou Ahern, who enjoyed a substantial career in 1920s Hollywood working with the likes of Will Rogers, Charley Chase, Helen Holmes, and the team of Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky, has passed away in Prescott, Arizona, USA, due to complications of the flu. After decades of relative obscurity, ...

20. Billy Graham

Actor | The Mighty Fortress

Billy Graham was arguably the most successful Christian evangelist in the world. He was born William Franklin Graham, Jr., on Monday, November 7th, 1918 on a dairy farm near Charlotte, North Carolina, to Morrow (Coffey) and William Franklin Graham, who were dairy farmers. Billy was an unofficial ...

21. Nanette Fabray

Actress | Harper Valley P.T.A.

A sparkling, entertaining, highly energetic presence ever since her early days (from age 4) as a singing and tap dancing child vaudevillian, Nanette Fabray was once billed as "Baby Nanette".

She was born in San Diego, California, to Louisiana-born parents, Lily Agnes (McGovern) and Raoul Bernard ...

22. David Ogden Stiers

Actor | M*A*S*H

David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, to Margaret Elizabeth (Ogden) and Kenneth Truman Stiers. He moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School in 1960. At the age of twenty, he was offered $200 to join the company of the Santa Clara ...

23. Billi Gordon

Actress | Coming to America

Billi Gordon was born on September 2, 1954 in Dowagiac, Michigan, USA as Wilbert Gordon. She was an actress and writer, known for Coming to America (1988), The Party Animal (1984) and 227 (1985). She was married to Robert Schallert. She died on February 22, 2018.

24. Craig Mack

Soundtrack | The Wackness

Craig Mack was born on September 3, 1971 in North Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He died on March 12, 2018 in Walterboro, South Carolina, USA.

25. Stephen Hawking

Actor | Star Trek: The Next Generation

Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of ...

26. Louise Latham

Actress | Marnie

Louise Latham was born on September 23, 1922 in Hamilton, Texas, USA as Johnie Louise Latham. She was an actress, known for Marnie (1964), The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) and Love Field (1992). She was married to Paul R. Picard and Raymond Archibald Pittman Jr. She died on February 12, 2018 in ...

27. Chuck McCann

Actor | DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp

A third-generation performer and the son of a singing band leader, Chuck McCann was already a show business veteran by age eleven. Born in Brooklyn, he began his career as a child actor on radio, and by the age of nineteen had appeared on The Steve Allen Show (1951). He performed on several ...

28. R. Lee Ermey

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did ...

29. Mitzi Shore

Writer | Girls of the Comedy Store

Mitzi Shore was born on July 25, 1930 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA as Mitzi Lee Saidel. She was married to Sammy Shore. She died on April 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

30. Harry Anderson

Actor | Night Court

Harry Anderson was born on October 14, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA as Harry Laverne Anderson. He was an actor, known for Night Court (1984), It (1990) and Tales from the Crypt (1989). He was married to Elizabeth Morgan and Leslie Pollack. He died on April 16, 2018 in Asheville, North ...

31. Barbara Bush

Self | Convention '92

Barbara Bush was born on June 8, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as Barbara Pierce. She was married to George Bush. She died on April 17, 2018 in Houston, Texas, USA.

32. Verne Troyer

Actor | The Love Guru

With a decades-long career as an actor and stuntman, Verne Troyer was best known for playing "Mini-Me," Dr. Evil's smaller and more concentrated pure evil protégé, in the hit comedies Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), and for his role in Harry ...

33. Paul Junger Witt

Producer | Dead Poets Society

Paul Junger Witt was born on March 20, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Dead Poets Society (1989), The Golden Girls (1985) and Three Kings (1999). He was married to Susan Harris and Ann Elizabeth McLaughlin. He died on April 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, ...

34. Kristin Harmon

Actress | The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Kristin Harmon was born on June 25, 1945 in Burbank, California, USA as Sharon Kristin Harmon. She was an actress and producer, known for The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952), Love & Kisses (1965) and Sonic Boom (1974). She was married to Mark Tinker and Ricky Nelson. She died on April 27...

35. Margot Kidder

Actress | Superman

Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...

36. Joseph Campanella

Actor | Mannix

Gaunt, wavy-haired Sicilian-American character actor Joseph Campanella seemed to pop up in just about every second TV series and telemovie of the 1960s and 70s. A tireless veteran of stage and screen, he remained very much in demand well into his eighties. His older brother Frank was also an actor....

37. Patricia Morison

Actress | Dressed to Kill

Woefully misused while in her prime screen years at Paramount during the late '30s and '40s, Patricia Morison, lovely and exotic with Rapunzel-like long, dark hair, nevertheless became a star in her own right -- as a supremely talented diva on the singing stage. Born on March 19, 1915, in New York ...

38. Clint Walker

Actor | The Dirty Dozen

Clint Walker was born Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, southwestern Illinois, to Gladys Huldah (Schwanda), a Czech immigrant, and Paul Arnold Walker, who was from Arkansas. Walker almost single-handedly started the western craze on TV in the 1950s as Cheyenne Bodie in Cheyenne (1955). Growing up ...

39. Doug Grant

Actor | Stag Night of the Dead

Doug Grant was born on May 10, 1959 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Robert Douglas Grant Jr. He was an actor, known for Stag Night of the Dead (2010), The Landlord (1970) and Police Story (1973). He was married to Eileen Elizabeth Smith. He died on May 27, 2018 in Dayton, Ohio.

40. Hugh Dane

Actor | Bridesmaids

Hugh Dane was born on October 21, 1942 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Hugh Anthony Dane. He was an actor, known for Bridesmaids (2011), Little Fockers (2010) and Joy Ride (2001). He was married to Donesther Dane and Gail Marie Brown Molen. He died on May 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41. Kate Spade

Actress | Just Shoot Me!

Kate Brosnahan was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1962. She majored in journalism at Arizona State University (ASU), where she met her future husband, architect Andy Spade. After college, she worked in the accessories and art departments of Mademoiselle, eventually becoming senior fashion editor...

42. Jerry Maren

Actor | At the Circus

He took dancing lessons when he was young and aspired to be an actor. In November 1938, standing just three foot four, he met up with the Oz-bound group of little people in New York and went by bus to California. There he was chosen to be the Munchkin who hands Dorothy a welcoming lollipop.

43. Anthony Bourdain

Producer | Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City, to Gladys (Sacksman), an NYT staff editor, and Pierre Bourdain, a Columbia Records executive. He attended The Englewood School for Boys in New Jersey and Vassar College (for two years), and was a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. He began his...

44. Neal E. Boyd

Self | Live with Regis and Kathie Lee

Neal E. Boyd was born on November 18, 1975 in Missouri, USA as Neal Evans Boyd. He died on June 10, 2018 in Sikeston, Missouri.

45. Avicii

Soundtrack | How to Be Single

Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii, was a Swedish DJ and producer who worked on live concerts. In 2011, his single ''Levels'' was on the 100 billboard chart. He was also known for ''Hey Brother''. He sometimes appeared on Radio 1's Pete Tong show. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and died in ...

46. Joe Jackson

Producer | The Jacksons

Joseph Walter Jackson was born in Fountain Hill, Arkansas, to Crystal Lee (King) and Samuel Jackson, a schoolteacher. Raised during the Depression in Oakland, California, Jackson learned the importance of work at an early age. In the 1950s, he formed and played guitar with his band with his brother...

47. Ed Schultz

Actor | The Campaign

Ed Schultz was born on January 27, 1954 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Edward Andrew Schultz. He was an actor, known for The Campaign (2012), Warehouse 13 (2009) and The Ed Show (2009). He was married to Wendy Noack and Maureen Zimmerman. He died on July 5, 2018 in Washington, District of Columbia, ...

48. Tab Hunter

Actor | Damn Yankees

Dreamy Tab Hunter stood out in film history as one of the hottest teen idols of the 1950s era. With blond, tanned, surfer-boy good looks, he was artificially groomed and nicknamed "The Sigh Guy" by the Hollywood studio system, yet managed to continue his career long after his "golden boy" prime.

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49. Roger Perry

Actor | Star Trek

Fresh-faced, blue-eyed Roger Perry is best remembered for his guest-starring role as the time-travelling U.S. Air Force pilot John Christopher in the original Star Trek: The Original Series: Tomorrow Is Yesterday (1967) episode. Discovered by Lucille Ball and signed as a Desilu contract player, he ...

50. Mary Carlisle

Actress | Rovin' Tumbleweeds

She was the standard prototype of the porcelain-pretty collegiate and starry-eyed romantic interest in a host of Depression-era films and although her name may not ring a bell to most, Mary Carlisle enjoyed a fairly solid decade in the cinematic limelight. The Boston-born blue-eyed blonde was ...

51. Charlotte Rae

Actress | The Facts of Life

Charlotte Rae was born Charlotte Rae Lubotsky in 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the middle daughter of three sisters, between Beverly and Mimi. Her parents, Esther (nee Ottenstein) and Meyer Lubotsky, were Russian Jewish immigrants. Her father owned an automobile tire business. Her mother had been ...

52. Ty Henderson

Actor | The Competition

Ty Henderson was born on December 6, 1953 in the USA. He was an actor, known for The Competition (1980), Emergency! (1972) and Mork & Mindy (1978). He died on August 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

53. Fuddle Bagley

Actor | The Bionic Woman

Fuddle Bagley was born on June 17, 1931. He is an actor, known for The Bionic Woman (1976), Darktown Strutters (1975) and J.D.'s Revenge (1976).

54. Aretha Franklin

Actress | The Blues Brothers

Grammy-winning Queen of Soul and the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Barbara Vernice (Siggers) and C. L. Franklin, a Baptist minister, who preached at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit for over thirty ...

55. Barbara Harris

Actress | Freaky Friday

Barbara Harris began acting while still a teenager in Chicago, playing small parts in the Playwrights Theatre Club (whose other players included such youngsters as Edward Asner, Mike Nichols and Elaine May). She was also in "The Compass Players", the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe in ...

56. Robin Leach

Actor | I.M. Caravaggio

Robin Leach was born on August 29, 1941 in London, England as Robin Douglas Leach. He was an actor and producer, known for I.M. Caravaggio (2010), The Ridiculous 6 (2015) and Free Money (1998). He was married to Judith Desser. He died on August 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

57. John McCain

Script_department | Democrazy

John McCain was born on August 29, 1936 in Canal Zone, Panama as John Sidney McCain III. He was an actor, known for Democrazy (2007), Saturday Night Live (1975) and Faith of My Fathers (2005). He was married to Cindy McCain and Carol Shepp. He died on August 25, 2018 in Arizona, USA.

58. Neil Simon

Writer | The Odd Couple

Neil Simon was born on July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Marvin Neil Simon. He was a writer and producer, known for The Odd Couple (1968), Murder by Death (1976) and The Goodbye Girl (1977). He was married to Elaine Joyce, Diane Lander, Marsha Mason and Joan Baim. He died ...

59. Vanessa Marquez

Actress | Bound by Honor

A California native, sweetly-voiced actress Vanessa Marquez knew from an early age of her passion for acting. Originally wanting to become a child actress, she admired young starlets like Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, and Bessie Love. She sent out letters to producers and agents hoping to be ...

60. Christopher Lawford

Actor | Exit Wounds

Christopher Lawford is the first child of Peter and Pat Kennedy Lawford, born on March 29, 1955. Lawford attended Tufts and Georgetown Universities, and went to Boston College Law School, graduating in 1983. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a drug problem put Lawford in a clinic for a time, but ...

61. Burt Reynolds

Actor | Boogie Nights

Enduring, strong-featured, and genial star of US cinema, Burt Reynolds started off in T.V. westerns in the 1960s and then carved his name into 1970s/1980s popular culture, as a sex symbol (posing nearly naked for "Cosmopolitan" magazine), and on-screen as both a rugged action figure and then as a ...

62. Mac Miller

Actor | Scary Movie 5

Mac Miller was born on January 19, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Malcolm James McCormick. He was an actor and composer, known for Scary Movie 5 (2013), Grand Theft Auto V (2013) and Lethal Weapon (2016). He died on September 7, 2018 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA.

63. Bill Daily

Actor | The Bob Newhart Show

Congenial, unassuming and always ingratiating comic actor Bill Daily came to fame as the bumbling, jittery playboy astronaut Roger Healy, best buddy and sidekick to Larry Hagman's accident-prone Tony Nelson in the perennial sitcom favourite I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Though his role had initially ...

64. Chelsi Smith

Soundtrack | The Sweetest Thing

Chelsi Smith was born on August 23, 1973 in Redwood City, California, USA as Chelsi Mariam Pearl Smith. She was an actress, known for The Sweetest Thing (2002), Playas Ball (2003) and Due South (1994). She was married to Kelly Blair. She died on September 8, 2018 in Mifflin, Pennsylvania USA.

65. Thad Mumford

Writer | M*A*S*H

Thad Mumford was born on February 8, 1951 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Thaddeus Quetin Mumford Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for M*A*S*H (1972), Blue's Clues (1996) and The Electric Company (1971). He died on September 6, 2018 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

66. Marty Balin

Soundtrack | Crank

Marty Balin was born on January 30, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Martyn Jerel Buchwald. He was married to Susan Joy Finkelstein, Karen Teresa Deal and Victoria Ann Martin. He died on September 27, 2018 in Tampa, Florida, USA.

67. Scott Wilson

Actor | The Ninth Configuration

One chillingly infamous screen role for Scott Wilson in 1967 set the tone for an actor who went on to prove himself an invaluable character player for five decades. The Georgia-born native (Atlanta born and raised) was awarded a basketball scholarship following high school at Georgia's Southern ...

68. James Karen

Actor | The Return of the Living Dead

Veteran Broadway, TV and film actor James Karen was encouraged as a young man to take up an acting career by U.S. Congressman Daniel J. Flood, who was an amateur actor himself. In 1947 Karen made his Broadway debut in "A Streetcar Named Desire", which led to appearances in over 20 Broadway ...

69. Stan Lee

Producer | Black Panther

Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

Stan was born in New York City, to Celia (Solomon) and Jack Lieber, a dress cutter. His parents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, ...

70. Katherine MacGregor

Actress | Little House on the Prairie

Best known for her performance as the nasty, gossiping, greedy and arrogant Mrs. Harriet Oleson on the TV series Little House on the Prairie (1974). Katherine (Scottie) MacGregor could not appear in the final feature length episode "The Last Farewell" because she was on a pilgrimage in India.

Before...

71. Roy Clark

Soundtrack | Hee Haw

Roy Clark was born on April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia, USA as Roy Linwood Clark. He was married to Barbara Joyce Rupard. He died on November 15, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

72. Kim Porter

Actress | The Brothers

Kim Porter is from Columbus, Georgia. She started out as a blushing model from the small town area. After her graduation from Columbus High School in 1988, she moved to Atlanta to pursue a bigger dream. She was in a relationship with singer Al B. Sure! and in 1991, they had a son Quincy Brown who ...

73. Stephen Hillenburg

Writer | SpongeBob SquarePants

Stephen Hillenburg is the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon's highest-rated cartoons for children and a staple of American television. Stephen was born on August 21st, 1961 in Lawton, Oklahoma and raised in Anaheim, California, Hillenburg became fascinated with the ocean as a child and ...

74. George Bush

Self | Feed

The 41st President of the United States of America, George Herbert Walker Bush (known colloquially as "Bush 41" to distinguish him from his son, George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the U.S., who is known as "Bush 43"), was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts, a suburb south of Boston. ...

75. Sondra Locke

Actress | Bronco Billy

Sondra Locke was born May 28, 1944 as Sandra Louise Smith, probably in Madison, Alabama. She was the daughter of Raymond Smith, a military man stationed nearby, and Pauline Bayne. Smith departed the scene before Sondra's birth. In 1945, her mother wed William B. Elkins, and together they had a son,...

76. Nancy Wilson

Actress | The Meteor Man

Jazz singer Nancy Wilson, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, was born on February 20, 1937 in Chillicothe, Ohio to iron-worker Olden Wilson and the former Lillian Ryan, who worked as a domestic servant. Nancy was the first of six children. Her father's love of music and the records he played at home...

77. Penny Marshall

Actress | Laverne & Shirley

Penny Marshall was born Carole Penny Marshall on October 15, 1943 in the Bronx, New York. The Libra was 5' 6 1/2", with brown hair and green eyes. She was the daughter of Marjorie (Ward), a tap dance teacher, and Anthony "Tony" Marshall, an industrial film director. She was the younger sister of ...

78. Ken Berry

Actor | The Cat from Outer Space

Dancing and the military were a large part of Ken Berry's life. When he was 13 he attended a carnival at his grade school; the dancers impressed him so much that he decided that's what he wanted to do with his life. His parents were supportive, and his dad even booked Ken into variety type shows. ...

79. Gabe Solis

Self | Braxton Family Values

Gabe Solis, is a software developer born to Mexican parents in Palacios, Texas, a small town on the shores of Matagorda Bay with a population of 4,000 and one traffic light. Raised in a religious Christian family, as a kid he wanted to be a professional baseball player, after that a lawyer and he ...

80. Ethel Ayler

Actress | The Bodyguard

Ethel Ayler was born on May 1, 1930 in Whistler, Alabama, USA as Ethyl Spraggins Ayler. She was an actress, known for The Bodyguard (1992), 9½ Weeks (1986) and To Sleep with Anger (1990). She died on November 18, 2018 in Loma Linda, California, USA.

81. Charles Weldon

Actor | Malcolm X

Charles Weldon was born on June 1, 1940 in Wetumka, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Malcolm X (1992), Stir Crazy (1980) and A Woman Called Moses (1978). He was married to Debbi Morgan and Barbara. He died on December 7, 2018 in New York, USA.

82. Al Fann

Actor | Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

Al Fann was born on February 21, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Albert Louis Fann. He was an actor and producer, known for Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992), The French Connection (1971) and Frankie and Johnny (1991). He was married to Mi Mi Green. He died on October 14, 2018.



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