R.I.P. 2014by newt_jorden | created - 01 Jan 2014 | updated - 01 Jan 2015 | Public
Actress | Imitation of Life
African American actress Juanita Moore entered films in the early 1950s, a time in which few black people were given an opportunity to act in major studio films. Fortunately Moore's roles began improving as Hollywood developed a social consciousness toward the end of the decade. In 1959 she ...
2. Saul Zaentz
Producer | The English Patient
Saul Zaentz learned gambling as a youth in Passaic, New Jersey, playing a card game called briscola. Later, in his twenties, he earned a full-time living as a gambler.
Saul settled in San Francisco after WWII, at first working for a local record distributor and eventually joining the jazz record ...
4. Mónica Spear
Actress | La mujer perfecta
Miss Spear was crowned Miss Venezuela in 2004 and was 4th runner-up in the 2005 Miss Universe Pageant. Prior to competing in beauty pageants, Miss Spear bachelor's degree in theater from the University of Central Florida. Miss Spear went on to become one of the most popular and successful soap ...
5. Run Run Shaw
Run Run Shaw was born in Shanghai, China on October 4, 1907. He went into the filming industry with his brother, Runme Shaw, and established the Shaw Organization in 1926 and the Shaw Studios (formerly South Seas Film studio) in 1930. In 1967, Shaw established the famous Television Broadcasts ...
Actor | Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Jerome Willis was born on October 23, 1928 in London, England as Jerome Barry Willis. He was an actor, known for Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), The Sandbaggers (1978) and Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991). He was married to Dilys Elstone. He died on January 11, 2014 in London.
8. Arnoldo Foà
Actor | I tartari
Arnoldo Foà was born on January 24, 1916 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on The Tartars (1961), Lucrèce Borgia (1953) and War Gods of Babylon (1962). He was married to Annamaria Procaccini. He died on January 11, 2014 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
A superbly versatile character actor of lugubrious countenance and strong physical presence, Roger was the son of Charles Lloyd Pack, a small-part supporting player in Hammer horror films of the '50s and '60s. Roger was educated at Bedales, a prestigious co-educational school in Hampshire, noted ...
11. Dave Madden
Actor | The Partridge Family
Dave Madden was born on December 17, 1931 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada as David Joseph Madden. He was an actor, known for The Partridge Family (1970), Charlotte's Web (1973) and Eat My Dust (1976). He was married to Sandra Martin and Alvena Louise (Nena) Arnold. He died on January 16, 2014 in ...
12. Russell Johnson
Actor | Gilligan's Island
Long before he was known as "The Professor" in the cult comedy classic Gilligan's Island (1964), Russell Johnson was a well-known character actor, starring in several Westerns and Sci-Fi classics as This Island Earth (1955) and It Came from Outer Space (1953). Johnson grew up in Pennsylvania and ...
14. Victor Izay
Actor | Wild Hogs
Victor Izay was born on December 23, 1923 in Watertown, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Wild Hogs (2007), Young Guns (1988) and Employee of the Month (2006). He was married to Jo Roybal Izay and Connie Izay. He died on January 20, 2014 in Glendora, California, USA.
Writer | La giusta distanza
Carlo Mazzacurati was born on March 2, 1956 in Padua, Veneto, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for The Right Distance (2007), Another Life (1992) and The Bull (1994). He was married to Marina Zangirolami. He died on January 22, 2014 in Padua.
17. Pete Seeger
Soundtrack | Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Sixteen-year-old Pete Seeger enrolled at the Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut and then decided to become a hermit. His life since then has been one social cause after another, buoyed by an almost indefatigable career as a self-described "sing-along leader."
During the 1930s he attended Harvard, ...
18. Ann Carter
Actress | The Curse of the Cat People
Ann Carter was born on June 16, 1936 in Syracuse, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Curse of the Cat People (1944), Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949) and The North Star (1943). She was married to Crosby Newton. She died on January 27, 2014 in Tacoma, Washington, USA.
Actor | The Hybrids Family
Born in Bristol (England), Studied in London from the age of 11 at Theatre and television school. At the age of 16 was accepted into The Royal Ballet School.He danced with various company's such as The Royal Ballet, The English National Ballet, New Adventures, and also worked on shows such as West ...
Actor | Judgment at Nuremberg
Maximilian Schell was the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he was a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and ...
Actor | The Master
Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ...
23. Richard Bull
Actor | Little House on the Prairie
Richard Bull was born on June 26, 1924 in Zion, Illinois, USA as Richard William Bull. He was an actor, known for Little House on the Prairie (1974), The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Sugar (2008). He was married to Barbara Collentine. He died on February 3, 2014 in Calabasas, California, USA.
24. Gabriel Axel
Director | Babettes gæstebud
Gabriel Axel was born on April 18, 1918 in Århus, Denmark as Gabriel Axel Mørch. He was a director, known for Babette's Feast (1987), Hagbard and Signe (1967) and Christian (1989). He was married to Lucie Axel Moerch. He died on February 9, 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
25. Shirley Temple
Actress | Captain January
Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in ...
26. Sid Caesar
Actor | Grease
Comedian, saxophonist, composer, actor and musician, he performed within the orchestras of Charlie Spivak, Shep Fields and Claude Thornhill as saxophonist. Later, as super-hip jazz musician "Cool Cees" in television skits, he played tenor saxophone, and sang with the satirical trio "The Hair Cuts" ...
27. Ralph Waite
Actor | The Waltons
Ralph Waite was born in White Plains, New York on June 22, 1928. Educated at Bucknell University where he graduated with a BA degree, Waite existed rather aimlessly as a young adult while trying to find his way in the world. Occupations came and went, including social worker, religious editor for ...
28. John Henson
Actor | Muppet Treasure Island
John Henson was born on April 25, 1965 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA as John Paul Henson. He was an actor, known for Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Muppets from Space (1999) and Muppet*vision 3-D (1991). He was married to Gyongyi Henson. He died on February 14, 2014 in Saugerties, New York, USA.
31. Charlotte Dawson
Actress | 2 People
Charlotte Dawson was born in New Zealand. She left New Zealand at age 16 to model in Europe and New York. After about ten years of modeling she moved to Australia, where she worked in television and in the fashion industry. In 2002 she returned to Auckland, where she worked on shows How's Life, ...
32. Harold Ramis
Writer | Ghostbusters
Born on November 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, Harold Allen Ramis got his start in comedy as Playboy magazine's joke editor and reviewer. In 1969, he joined Chicago's Second City's Improvisational Theatre Troupe before moving to New York to help write and perform in "The National Lampoon Show" ...
34. Jim Lange
Jim Lange was born on August 15, 1932 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as James John Lange. He was an actor, known for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Shoot the Moon (1982) and Amazing Stories (1985). He was married to Nancy Fleming and Fay Marie Madigan. He died on February 25, 2014 in Mill ...
36. Tex Hill
Actor | Return of the Lone Ranger
Tex Hill was born on February 20, 1944 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. He is known for his work on Return of the Lone Ranger (1961), Code of the Rangers (1972) and American Playhouse (1981). He was married to Claudia J. Edwards, Janet Hubert and Dianna Monk. He died on February 28, 2014 in Wickenburg,...
37. Alain Resnais
Director | Hiroshima mon amour
Alain Resnais was born on June 3, 1922 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Alain Pierre Marie Jean Georges Resnais. He was a director and editor, known for Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Same Old Song (1997) and My American Uncle (1980). He was married to Sabine Azéma and Florence Malraux. He died on March...
38. Stanley Rubin
Producer | Revenge
Stanley Rubin was born on October 8, 1917 in Bronx, New York, USA as Stanley Creamer Rubin. He was a producer and writer, known for Revenge (1990), The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968) and Burma Convoy (1941). He was married to Kathleen Hughes. He died on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California, USA.
42. Sheila MacRae
Actress | Backfire
Sheila MacRae was born on September 24, 1921 in London, England as Sheila Margaret Stephens. She was an actress and producer, known for Backfire (1950), Caged (1950) and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965). She was married to Ronald Wayne and Gordon MacRae. She died on March 6, 2014 in Englewood, New...
43. Wendy Hughes
Actress | Return to Eden
Wendy Hughes was an accomplished actress who had won over 13 major awards. She had been called "one of the world's great actresses" with "the beauty and talent to become an international star". Hughes was born in Melbourne and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She has two children,...
45. David Brenner
Actor | Worth Winning
David Brenner was born on February 4, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as David Norris Brenner. He was an actor and writer, known for Worth Winning (1989), Snip (1976) and Theory of a Deadman: Not Meant to Be (2009). He was married to Ruth Davey, Elizabeth Slater and Geraldine (Geri) Judith ...
46. Mareike Carrière
Actress | A Dangerous Method
Mareike Carrière was born on July 26, 1954 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany. She was an actress, known for A Dangerous Method (2011), Praxis Bülowbogen (1987) and Was nicht passt wird passend gemacht (2003). She was married to Gerd Klement and Joachim von Vietinghoff. She died on March 17, ...
47. L'Wren Scott
L'Wren Scott was born on April 28, 1964 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Laura Bambrough. She is known for her work on Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Diabolique (1996) and Mercy (2000). She was married to Andrew Brand and Andrew Ladsky. She died on March 17, 2014 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
48. James Rebhorn
Actor | Independence Day
James Robert Rebhorn (September 1, 1948 - March 21, 2014) was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films, television series, and plays. At the time of his death, he had recurring roles in the current series White Collar and Homeland.
An early performance was in Butterflies are Free at the ...
49. Kate O'Mara
Actress | Doctor Who
Kate O'Mara was born Frances Meredith Carroll on August 10, 1939 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. A hard-looking brunette with high cheekbones, Kate was the daughter of actress Hazel Bainbridge and John Carroll and prodded into performing as a child. Educated at the Aida Foster School, she ...
50. David Hannay
Producer | Stone
The 1988 Human Rights Australia Film Award recipient is one of Australia's most experienced film and television producers with a career that began as an actor at the age of 9 in 1948. He entered the film industry at Artransa Park Studios in 1958 as an extras casting assistant on the Hecht Hill ...
52. Richard Brick
Producer | Last Stand Farmer
Richard Brick was senior producer of a two-hour HD special, Peter Jennings Reporting- UFOs: Seeing is Believing for ABC. In 2003, he was senior producer of another two-hour special for ABC, Peter Jennings Reporting - The JFK Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy. Previously, he was the Co-Producer of ...
55. Mary Anderson
Actress | Lifeboat
Mary Anderson was born on April 3, 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Lifeboat (1944), Gone with the Wind (1939) and Henry and Dizzy (1942). She was married to Leon Shamroy and Leonard Marion Behrens. She died on April 6, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA.
56. Mickey Rooney
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. ...
57. Peaches Geldof
Self | The King Is Dead
Peaches Geldof was born on March 13, 1989 in Westminster, London, England as Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof. She was a writer, known for The King Is Dead (2010), Celebrity Juice (2008) and Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack (2008). She was married to Thomas Cohen and Maxwell Drummey. She died on April 7, ...
Writer | El año de la peste
Major Latin-American author of novels and short stories, a central figure in the so-called magical realism movement in Latin American literature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982. Studied law and journalism in Bogotá and Cartagena. He began his career as a journalist in 1948, ...
61. Antonio Pica
Actor | Travels with My Aunt
Antonio Pica was born on March 21, 1931 in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain as Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Pica Serrano. He was an actor, known for Travels with My Aunt (1972), Santo vs. Doctor Death (1973) and Man on the Spying Trapeze (1966). He died on April 26, 2014 in Puerto ...
62. Bob Hoskins
Actor | The Long Good Friday
Bob Hoskins was described by the director John Mackenzie as "an actor from the British tradition but with an almost American approach, an instinctive approach to acting and knowing how to work with the camera". He was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was ...
63. Iveta Bartosová
Actress | Posledni vykrik
Iveta Bartosová was born on April 8, 1966 in Celadná, Czechoslovakia. She was an actress, known for A Killer in Prague (2012), The Vampire Wedding (1993) and Requiem for a Maiden (1992). She was married to Josef Rychtár and Jirí Pomeje. She died on April 29, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic.
64. Assi Dayan
Actor | Mar Baum
Assi Dayan was born on November 23, 1945 in Moshav Nahalal, British Mandate of Palestine as Assaf Dayan. He was an actor and writer, known for Mr. Baum (1997), Life According to Agfa (1992) and Electric Blanket (1994). He was married to Aarona Malkind, Smadar Kilchinsky, Caroline Langford and Vered...
Actor | Wait Until Dark
It's hardly surprising that the son of renowned Russian-born concert violinist Efrem Zimbalist Sr. (1889-1985) and Romanian-born opera singer Alma Gluck (1884-1938) would desire a performing career of some kind. Born in New York City on November 30, 1918, surrounded by people of wealth and privilege...
66. Jean Gaven
Jean Gaven was born on January 16, 1922 in Saint-Rome de Cernon, Aveyron, France. He was an actor, known for And Hope to Die (1972), Our Men in Bagdad (1966) and Riff Raff Girls (1959). He was married to Dominique Wilms. He died on May 5, 2014 in Paris, France.
67. Tony Genaro
Actor | The Mask of Zorro
Character actor Anthony Genaro Acosta was born on October 15, 1941 in Gallup, New Mexico. The oldest sibling in a family of four boys and one girl, Genaro attended San Diego State University and worked as a licensed psychiatric technician at Patton State Hospital in Patton, California for several ...
Actor | The Magic Ferret
Falcor is the most successful ferret actor in the film industry, with a large and enthusiastic fan base around the world. After a successful career in commercials for companies such as Marshall Pet Products and PSA's "I Shoot UBCP" and "Save BC Film", Falcor landed the leading role of Jasper in the...
70. H.R. Giger
Art_department | Alien
H.R. Giger was born on February 5, 1940 in Chur, Switzerland as Hans Rudolf Giger. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens (1986). He was married to Carmen Maria Scheifele and Mia Bonzanigo. He died on May 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Director | Searching for Sugar Man
Malik Bendjelloul, born in Sweden, performed in Swedish TV-series "Ebba och Didrik" as a child in the nineties and later in life studied Journalism and media-production at the Linnaeus University of Kalmar. He has produced several musical documentaries for Swedish Television (SVT) where he also ...
72. Gordon Willis
Cinematographer | Zelig
Gordon Willis was an American cinematographer. He's best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather films, as well asWoody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979).
His work on the first two Godfather films turned out to be groundbreaking in its use of low-light photography and ...
74. Jane Adams
Actress | Batman and Robin
Jane turned down a full scholarship to study violin at Juilliard, opting to spend four years studying acting at the Pasadena Playhouse. She got her acting start in radio, working on Lux Radio Theatre and the Whistler. Her first brief marriage to a Navy pilot ended when he was killed in action ...
75. Matthew Cowles
Actor | Shutter Island
Matthew Cowles was born on September 28, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as Matthew Chandler Cowles. He was an actor, known for Shutter Island (2010), All My Children (1970) and Veronika Decides to Die (2009). He was married to Christine Baranski and Kathleen Dezina. He died on May 22, 2014 in...
Actor | El principio
Sergio Bustamante was born on October 18, 1934 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Sergio Emilio Edgardo De Bustamante y Arteaga Roa. He was an actor, known for El principio (1973), Los miserables (1973) and Acapulco La vida va (2017). He was married to Lourdes Sosa. He died on May 22, 2014...
77. Herb Jeffries
Actor | The Bronze Buckaroo
This velvet-toned jazz baritone and sometime actor was (and perhaps still is) virtually unknown to white audiences. Yet, back in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Herb Jeffries was very big...in black-cast films. Today he is respected and remembered as a pioneer who broke down rusted-shut racial ...
78. Maya Angelou
Actress | Madea's Family Reunion
Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more ...
79. Joan Lorring
Actress | The Corn Is Green
Joan Lorring was born Madeline Ellis on April 17, 1926, in Hong Kong. She and her mother, Ania Fred, a Russian Jewish immigrant, left Hong Kong after the outbreak of WWII to pursue an acting career, settling in California in the late 1930s. After finding radio work in Los Angeles, Lorring worked her...
80. Henning Carlsen
Director | Dilemma
Henning Carlsen was born on June 4, 1927 in Aalborg, Denmark. He was a director and writer, known for Dilemma (1962), People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart (1967) and Hunger (1966). He was married to Else Heidary and Hjørdis Wirth Jensen. He died on May 30, 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
81. Martha Hyer
Actress | The Sons of Katie Elder
Martha Hyer was born on August 10, 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas. Once she finished her formal schooling, Martha played a bit role in 1946's The Locket (1946). Slowly, Martha began picking up roles with more and more substance. The best years for the beautiful actress began in 1954 when she played in ...
82. Ann B. Davis
Actress | The Brady Bunch
Ann B. Davis made her debut in show business at age 6 earning $2.00 in a puppet show. At the University of Michigan, Anne planned to study medicine but got the acting bug from her brother who was the lead dancer in the national company of "Oklahoma" for over a year. Anne then spent six years in ...
84. Rik Mayall
Actor | The Young Ones
Rik Mayall, one of the first and foremost alternative comedians in the UK, was born in a village called Matching Tye, just outside Harlow in Essex. His parents, John and Gillian were both drama teachers. His acting debut was at the age of seven when he appeared in one of his father's stage plays. ...
85. Ruby Dee
Actress | American Gangster
Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and civil rights activist. She is best known for originating the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961).
She also starred in The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Cat People (1982), ...
86. Carla Laemmle
Actress | The Adventures of Frank Merriwell
Carla Laemmle was born on October 20, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rebekah Isabelle Laemmle. She is known for her work on The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936), The Gate Crasher (1928) and A Sad State of Affairs (2013). She died on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
88. Sam Kelly
Actor | Topsy-Turvy
Genial Manchester-born comic actor Sam Kelly had a considerable gift for timing and observation. His special forte was playing decrepit, rheumy characters of more advanced years than his own actual age. Among the many endearing impressions he made on the small screen, he is probably best remembered...
89. Francis Matthews
Actor | My Friend Charles
Francis Matthews was born on September 2, 1927 in Holgate, York, Yorkshire, England as Francis Joseph Matthews. He was an actor, known for My Friend Charles (1956), St. Ives (1955) and The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958). He was married to Angela Browne. He died on June 14, 2014 in England.
90. Casey Kasem
Actor | Ghostbusters
Born As An Entertainer Casey Reigns From Michigan The Very Same Birthplace For Fellow Shaggy Voice Actor Matthew Lillard (Whom Both Casey & Matthew Do A Very Fine Smashing Job Voicing The Iconic Character) Debuted As A Radio Operator & Legendary Disc Jockey In His Early Days Was The Greatest & Most...
91. Jacques Bergerac
Actor | Gigi
Jacques Bergerac was born on May 26, 1927 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France as Jacques Gilbert Henri Bergeruc. He was an actor, known for Gigi (1958), Special Mission Lady Chaplin (1966) and Un homme se penche sur son passé (1958). He was married to Dorothy Malone and Ginger Rogers. ...
92. Tony Gwynn
There is probably no one who has won over the public in San Diego as much as Tony Gwynn has. While Tony Gwynn the baseball player is worthy of Hall of Fame status, it is Tony Gwynn the human being that endeared himself to many San Diegans.
Born in Los Angeles in 1960, Gwynn grew up in Long Beach ...
93. Barry Moss
Casting_director | Friday the 13th
Barry Moss was born April 25, 1940 in Los Angeles. He was a child actor who graduated from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles and studied theatre arts at UCLA. He worked for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences before moving to New York to begin a career as a director ...
95. Eli Wallach
Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach was in demand for over 60 years (first film/TV role was 1949) on stage and screen, and has worked alongside the world's biggest stars, including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole,...
Michael Henry Wilson was born on October 2, 1946 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France. He was a writer and director, known for In Search of Kundun with Martin Scorsese (1998), Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle (2010) and Century of Cinema (1995). He was married to Carole J. Wilson. He died on...
97. Bobby Womack
Soundtrack | Dredd
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Bobby Womack was born into a musical family. Managed by their father, he and his brothers formed "The Womack Brothers", a gospel singing group that toured with several national gospel stars. "The Womack Brothers" caught the attention of the legendary Sam Cooke when ...
98. Meshach Taylor
Actor | Designing Women
Surrounded by four dazzling Southern-styled ladies on the hit sitcom Designing Women (1986), genial African-American actor Meshach Taylor made a name for himself as the beleaguered male foil consistently at the mercy of the title gals' antics during its popular 7-season run.
The Boston-born actor ...
99. Paul Mazursky
Actor | An Unmarried Woman
Paul Mazursky was born on April 25, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Irwin Lawrence Mazursky. He is known for his work on An Unmarried Woman (1978), Harry and Tonto (1974) and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969). He was married to Betsy Mazursky. He died on June 30, 2014 ...
100. Bob Hastings
Actor | The Poseidon Adventure
Bob Hastings got his show business start in radio after WWII as the voice of "Archie Andrews" in the show of the same name (a spin-off of the Archie Comics series) on the Mutual Broadcasting System. The good-looking Hastings made the transition to television smoothly in 1949 in early ...