In Memorium Non-Actors 2013by dan_dassow | created - 26 Dec 2013 | updated - 31 Dec 2013 | Public
1. Roger Ebert
Actor | Siskel & Ebert & the Movies
Roger Joseph Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and ...
2. Tom Clancy
Writer | The Hunt for Red October
Tom Clancy became one of the best-selling writers of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries, starting with the publication of his 1984 thriller, The Hunt for Red October (1990). Born in Baltimore to a U.S. Post Office employee and his wife on April 12, 1947, Clancy graduated from Loyola Blakefield,...
Visual_effects | Clash of the Titans
When it comes to motion picture special effects, there is only one name that personifies movie magic--Ray Harryhausen. From his debut films with George Pal to his final film, Harryhausen imbued magic and visual strength to motion picture special effects as no other technician has, before or since.
4. Hal Needham
Director | Smokey and the Bandit
As the highest paid stuntman in the world, Hal Needham broke 56 bones, his back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth. His career has included work on 4500 television episodes and 310 feature films as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director and ultimately, director.
He wrote ...
5. Ken Norton
Actor | Mandingo
Ken Norton was born on August 9, 1943 in Jacksonville, Illinois, USA as Kenneth Howard Norton. He was an actor, known for Mandingo (1975), Dirty Work (1998) and Cover Up (1984). He was married to Rose Conant, Jacqueline Halton and Jeannette Henderson. He died on September 18, 2013 in Henderson, ...
Actress | Loaded Weapon 1
Joyce Brothers was born on October 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joyce Diane Bauer. She was an actress, known for Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), The King of Comedy (1982) and Spy Hard (1996). She was married to Milton Brothers. She died on May 13, 2013 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA.
7. David Frost
Producer | Retreat
David Frost was born on April 7, 1939 in Tenterden, Kent, England as David Paradine Frost. He was a producer and writer, known for Retreat (2011), The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976) and Leadbelly (1976). He was married to Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard and Lynne Frederick. He ...
8. Ned Vizzini
Writer | It's Kind of a Funny Story
Ned Vizzini was born on April 4, 1981 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Edison Price Vizzini. He is known for his work on It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010), Last Resort (2012) and Teen Wolf (2011). He was married to Sabra Embury. He died on December 19, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York City.
10. Lou Reed
Soundtrack | V for Vendetta
He formed the group The Velvet Underground with Welsh multi-instrumentalist John Cale, second guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Maureen Tucker in New York in 1965. The group soon became a part of Andy Warhol's Factory scene, which housed a great number of the most freaked and experimental ...
13. Jesús Franco
Writer | Der Teufel kam aus Akasava
He was only six years old when he started composing music under the protection of his brother Enrique. After the Spanish Civil War he was able to continue his studies at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid, where he finished piano and harmony. Being a Bachelor of Law and an easy-read novel writer (...
14. David R. Ellis
Assistant_director | The Matrix Reloaded
Began as child actor in Kurt Russell-Disney Films in 1974. Made the switch to the Stunt world following a successful career as a junior pro surfer. Born, bred, and continues to reside in Malibu. Many, many stunts later, David made the promotion to Stunt Coordinator in 1978 on Invasion of the Body ...
15. Elmore Leonard
Writer | Out of Sight
Elmore Leonard was born on October 11, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Elmore John Leonard Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Out of Sight (1998), Get Shorty (1995) and Justified (2010). He was married to Christine Kent, Joan Shepard and Beverly Claire Cline. He died on August 20, ...
16. Richard Matheson
Writer | Jaws 3-D
Born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, Richard Burton Matheson first became a published author while still a child, when his stories and poems ran in the "Brooklyn Eagle". A lifelong reader of fantasy tales, he made his professional writing bow in 1950 when his short story "Born of Man and ...
18. Michael Winner
Director | Death Wish
Winner was an only child, born in Hampstead, London, England, to Helen (née Zlota) and George Joseph Winner (1910-1975), a company director. His family was Jewish; his mother was Polish and his father of Russian extraction. Following his father's death, Winner's mother gambled recklessly and sold ...
19. Lloyd Phillips
Producer | Man of Steel
Lloyd Phillips was born on December 14, 1949 in South Africa as Lloyd B. Phillips. He was a producer and production manager, known for Man of Steel (2013), The Tourist (2010) and Twelve Monkeys (1995). He was married to Beau St. Clair. He died on January 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
20. Don Payne
Producer | The Simpsons
Don Payne was born on May 5, 1964 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA as William Donald Payne. He was a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) and Thor (2011). He was married to Julie. He died on March 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
21. Nagisa Ôshima
Director | Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Nagisa Oshima's career extends from the initiation of the "Nuberu bagu" (New Wave) movement in Japanese cinema in the late 1950s and early 1960s, to the contemporary use of cinema and television to express paradoxes in modern society. After an early involvement with the student protest movement in ...
23. Ted Post
Director | Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Ted Post first began thinking about a career in show business in 1938, when he was working as a weekend usher at the Loew's Pitkin Theater in Brooklyn, New York, and getting so caught up in the movies that he would sometimes forget to escort the patrons to their seats. He received some acting ...
Writer | Family Ties
Gary David Goldberg was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 25, 1944. After a prolonged and checkered collegiate career, which began at Brandeis University in 1962 and ended at San Diego State University in 1975 (with many other schools in between), he moved to Hollywood to try to make it as a ...
Director | Vanishing Point
Richard C. Sarafian was born on April 28, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Caspar Sarafian. He was a director and actor, known for Vanishing Point (1971), The Next Man (1976) and Bound (1996). He was married to Helen Joan Altman. He died on September 18, 2013 in Santa Monica, ...