Gone, but never forgotten...2018by cjabowie9 | created - 06 Jan 2018 | updated - 10 Jan 2019 | Public
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...
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, ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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, ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.