In Memorium Non-Actors 2013

by dan_dassow | created - 26 Dec 2013 | updated - 31 Dec 2013 | Public

Which of these non-actors in the film industry who died in 2013 will you miss the most?

Poll inspired by ElMaruecan82.

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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,...

3. Ray Harryhausen

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.

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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, ...

6. Joyce Brothers

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.

9. Ray Price

Soundtrack | The Guilt Trip

Ray Price was born on January 12, 1926 in Perryville, Texas, USA as Noble Ray Price. He was married to Janie Mae and Betty Berthena Greb (Linda Powers). He died on December 16, 2013 in Mount Pleasant, Texas.

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 ...

11. Diane Disney

Writer | Walt Before Mickey

Diane Disney was born on December 18, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Diane Marie Disney. She was married to Ron Miller. She died on November 19, 2013 in Napa, California.

12. Antonia Bird

Director | Priest

Antonia Bird was born on May 27, 1951 in London, England. She was a director and producer, known for Priest (1994), Face (1997) and Ravenous (1999). She was married to Ian Ilett. She died on October 24, 2013 in London.

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 ...

17. George Jones

Soundtrack | Tin Cup

George Jones was born on September 12, 1931 in Saratoga, Texas, USA as George Glenn Jones. He was married to Nancy Sepulveda, Tammy Wynette, Shirley Ann Corley and Dorothy Bonvillion. He died on April 26, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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 ...

22. James Marcus Howe

Assistant_director | Lonely Street

James Marcus Howe was an assistant director and production manager, known for Lonely Street (2008), A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila (2007) and He's Such a Girl (2009). He died on November 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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 ...

24. Gary David Goldberg

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 ...

25. Richard C. Sarafian

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, ...



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