Gone Too Soonby DeuxVies | created - 05 Mar 2013 | updated - 06 Jan 2014 | Public
A list of those who died before their time.
1. Jill Ireland
Actress | Hard Times
Jill Ireland was an Anglo-American actress best-known for her appearance as "Leila Kalomi", the only woman Mr. Spock ever loved (in the Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) episode, Star Trek: The Original Series: This Side of Paradise (1967)) and for her many supporting roles in the movies of ...
April 24, 1936 – May 18, 1990
Actress | Don Juan DeMarco
Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, a city 50 miles southeast of Houston, to Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Quintanilla. Abraham opened a Mexican restaurant, Papagayo, in Lake Jackson. Selena was 9-years-old when her father discovered her talent for singing. He formed a band consisting of...
April 16, 1971 - March 31, 1995
Iconic Tejano singer.
3. Jenni Rivera
Actress | Filly Brown
Dolores Janney "Jenni" Rivera was a Mexican-American actress, singer-songwriter, T.V. producer, spokesperson, philanthropist & entrepreneur known for her work within the banda and norteña music genres. She began recording in 1992, and her recordings often have themes of social issues, infidelity & ...
July 2, 1969 – December 9, 2012
Iconic Mexican-American singer.
Died in a plane crash.
Soundtrack | Romeo Must Die
Talented. Beautiful. Modest. These three words described R&B singer-turned-actress Aaliyah perfectly.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Diane (Hankerson) and Michael Haughton. Her uncle was music manager Barry Hankerson and her brother is director Rashad Haughton. Aaliyah was ...
January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001
Singer and actress.
Died in a plane crash.
Soundtrack | Face/Off
Michael Hutchence is one of the greatest singers and performers in Australia's history, with a career that spanned 20 years. Born to Kelland Hutchence and Patricia Hutchence (a film and television make-up artist), Michael was the second of three children. He grew up in Hong Kong, USA, and Australia...
January 22, 1960 - November 22, 1997.
Lead singer of INXS.
Suicide/accidental asphyxiation death/murdered.
Soundtrack | Switchback
Mindy McCready was born on November 30, 1975 in Fort Meyers, Florida, USA as Malinda Gayle McCready. She died on February 17, 2013 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, USA.
November 30, 1975 - February 17, 2013
Soundtrack | Amy
Amy Jade Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983 in Southgate, London, England to Janis Holly Collins (previously: Janis Holly Winehouse; born: Janis Holly Seaton), a pharmacist & Mitchell "Mitch" Winehouse, a taxi driver. Her family shared her love of theater and music. Amy was brought up on jazz...
September 14, 1983 - July 23, 2011
Soundtrack | The Bodyguard
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin.
She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist ...
August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012
9. Teena Marie
Soundtrack | Top Gun
Teena Marie was born on March 5, 1956 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Mary Christine Brockert. She died on December 26, 2010 in Pasadena, California.
March 5, 1956 - December 26, 2010
10. Gary Coleman
Actor | Diff'rent Strokes
Without a doubt Gary Coleman was THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A refreshingly confident little tyke with sparkling dark, saucer-like eyes and an ingratiating, take-on-anyone burst of personality, the boy charmed the pants right off of TV viewers the minute he was glimpsed in ...
February 8, 1968 – May 28, 2010
Actor, known for "Different Strokes".
11. Dana Plato
Actress | Diff'rent Strokes
Dana Michelle Plato was born in Maywood, California, on Saturday 7 November 1964. Her first excursion into the film world occurred when she was eleven in the television film Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975). Dana never really made an impact on the TV screen until she landed the role of Kimberly ...
November 7, 1964 – May 8, 1999
Actress, known for "Different Strokes".
11 years later, her son Tyler Lambert also committed suicide.
Tyler Lambert : July 2, 1984 – May 6, 2010
12. John Belushi
Actor | Saturday Night Live
John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was ...
January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982
13. John Candy
Actor | Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Candy was one of Canada's greatest and funniest character actors. His well-known role as the big hearted buffoon earned him classics in Uncle Buck (1989) and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987). His career has handed him some dry spells but Candy always rebounded.
Born in Newmarket, Ontario, in ...
October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994
14. Christian Brando
Actor | I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!
Christian Brando was born on May 11, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Christian Devi Brando. He was an actor, known for I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968), Unmasked Part 25 (1988) and The Secret Life of an American Wife (1968). He was married to Deborah Presley and Mary McKenna. He died on ...
May 11, 1958 – January 26, 2008
Actor, son of Marlon Brando.
Adding this because there is no iMDB page for her: His sister Cheyenne Brando [born 20 February 1970] committed suicide 16 April 1995 at age 25.
15. Princess Diana
Self | Gala Performance
Diana was born July 1, 1961 at 7:45pm weighing 7lb 12oz at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England. She had her christening at Sandringham Church in Norfolk. Her full name is Lady Diana Frances Spencer. On July 29, 1981 she married her Prince Charming - Prince Charles of Wales, the eldest son of ...
July 1, 1961 - August 31, 1997
Princess of Wales, Mother pf Prince William and Prince Harry.
16. Marilyn Monroe
Actress | Some Like It Hot
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, comedienne, singer, and model. She became one of the world's most enduring iconic figures and is remembered both for her winsome embodiment of the Hollywood sex symbol and her tragic personal and professional struggles within the film industry. Her life and ...
June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962.
17. Sharon Tate
Actress | Valley of the Dolls
Sharon's early life was one of constant moving as her father served in the military. When she lived in Italy, she was voted "Homecoming Queen" of her high school. After being an extra in a few Italian films, Sharon headed to Hollywood where she would again start as an extra. Her first big break ...
January 24, 1943 - August 9, 1969
She and her unborn child were murdered by Charles Manson and his followers.
18. Elvis Presley
Soundtrack | Tickle Me
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...
January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977
Heart attack/accidental overdose.
19. Michael Jackson
Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller
Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson (no relation to Joe Jackson, also a musician), had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Michael's ...
August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009
20. Brittany Murphy
Actress | Just Married
Brittany Murphy was born Brittany Anne Bertolotti on November 10, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Sharon Kathleen Murphy and Angelo Joseph Bertolotti. Her father's ancestry is Italian, and her mother is of Irish and Slovak descent. Her father moved the family back to Edison, New Jersey as a native New...
November 10, 1977 - December 20, 2009
21. Nicole DeHuff
Actress | Meet the Parents
Nicole DeHuff was born on 6 January 1975 in Oklahoma. She began her acting studies at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon Acting Conservatory. Her first screen role was in the comedy hit Meet the Parents (2000), in which she co-starred with Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller. Her character (Deborah Byrnes)...
January 6, 1975 – February 16, 2005
Her pneumonia was allegedly misdiagnosed twice by doctors and by the time it was finally discovered, it was too late.
22. Leslie Carter
Soundtrack | Shrek
Leslie Barbara Carter was born on June 6, 1986, in Tampa, Florida, into the family of Robert Gene Carter (aka Robert Carter) and his wife Jane Elizabeth Carter (née Spaulding) and become the third of their five children. Her parents were divorced in 2003 after more than 20 years of marriage. Leslie...
June 6, 1986 – January 31, 2012
Singer, sister of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and actor Aaron Carter.
Actor | The Green Mile
Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let ...
December 10, 1957 – September 3, 2012
Complications following a heart attack.
24. Bernie Mac
Actor | The Bernie Mac Show
Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in 1957 in Chicago, the son of Mary McCullough and Jeffery Harrison. He grew up in the city, in a rougher neighborhood than most others, with a large family living under one roof. This situation provided him with a great insight into his comedy, as his family, ...
October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008
Sarcoidosis / Pneumonia.
25. Vince Williams
Actor | Another World
Vince Williams was born on July 11, 1957 in Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Another World (1964), Loving (1983) and Guiding Light (1952). He was married to Kathryn Hunter. He died on January 6, 1997 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.
July 11, 1957 – January 6, 1997
Known for his role of "Hampton Speakes" on Guiding Light.
Died of colon cancer.
26. Gerald Anthony
Actor | One Life to Live
Gerald Anthony was born on July 31, 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Gerald Anthony Bucciarelli. He was an actor and director, known for One Life to Live (1968), General Hospital (1963) and All My Children (1970). He was married to Brynn Thayer. He died on May 28, 2004 in Butler, New Jersey...
July 31, 1951 – May 28, 2004
Known as "Marco Dane" on "General Hospital.
27. Herb Ritts
Camera_department | Flashdance
Herb Ritts was born in Los Angeles in 1952 and majored in economics at New York's Bard College. Shortly after college, in the mid-1970s, Ritts taught himself photography, snapping pictures of friends. One of his subjects was a friend's boyfriend, a then-unknown Richard Gere. His shots of the future...
Iconic fashion photographer.
August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002
Soundtrack | Space Cowboys
Controversial, flamboyant, and spontaneous are probably the best words to describe Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Born in Philadelphia, and raised throughout the world as the daughter of a U.S. Army serviceman, Lisa Lopes became one of the most important trendsetters in the 1990s music scene. After ...
May 27, 1971 - April 25, 2002
Rapper, member of TLC.
29. Natina Reed
Actress | Bring It On
Natina Reed was born on October 28, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA as Natina Tiawana Reed. She was an actress and composer, known for Bring It On (2000), Honey (2003) and Blaque: I Do (1999). She died on October 26, 2012 in Duluth, Georgia, USA.
October 28, 1979 – October 26, 2012
Singer, member of the group Blaque.
Struck by a car.
Actress | Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Anna Nicole Smith was born on November 28, 1967 in Houston, Texas, USA as Vickie Lynn Hogan. She is known for her work on Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Be Cool (2005) and Illegal Aliens (2007). She was married to J. Howard Marshall II and Billy Smith. She died on February 8, 2007 in ...
November 28, 1967 - February 8, 2007
Model and actress.
31. Thuy Trang
Actress | The Crow: City of Angels
Thuy Trang was born on December 14th of 1973 in Saigon, Vietnam. After the fall of Saigon in 1975 to Communist forces, her father who had fought in the Vietnam War, traveled to America to seek political asylum. However, his entire family, unable to follow, were left behind.
In 1979, Thuy and her ...
December 14, 1973 – September 3, 2001
Actress known for "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers".
32. Chris Penn
Actor | Reservoir Dogs
Christopher Shannon Penn was born on October 10, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, the third son of actress Eileen Ryan (née Annucci) and director, actor, and writer Leo Penn. His siblings are musician Michael Penn and actor Sean Penn. His father was from a Lithuanian Jewish/Russian Jewish family, ...
October 10, 1965 – January 24, 2006
33. Tammi Terrell
Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy
Tammi Terrell was born on April 29, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Thomasina Winifred Montgomery. She died on March 16, 1970 in Philadelphia.
April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970
Singer. Known as frequent duet partner with Marvin Gaye.
Died from brain cancer.
34. Marvin Gaye
Soundtrack | R.I.P.D.
Marvin Gaye was born on April 2, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. He was married to Jan Gaye and Anna Gordy Gaye. He died on April 1, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984
Iconic soul singer.
Shot to death by his father the day before his 45th birthday.
35. Sal Mineo
Actor | Rebel Without a Cause
Salvatore (Sal) Mineo Jr. was born to Josephine and Sal Sr. (a casket maker), who emigrated to the U.S. from Sicily. His siblings were Michael, Victor and Sarina. Sal was thrown out of parochial school and, by age eight, was a member of a street gang in a tough Bronx neighborhood. His mother ...
January 10, 1939 – February 12, 1976
Rebecca began modeling at the age of 16, going off to New York on her own to begin her career. Four months later, she found herself in Japan, modeling. Eventually, she landed a co-starring role on My Sister Sam (1986), for which she is now best known. In 1989 she also became a spokesperson for ...
November 6, 1967 – July 18, 1989
Murdered by an obsessed fan.
Her murder inspired anti-stalking laws.
37. Adrienne Shelly
Actress | Waitress
The late Adrienne Shelley was born in Queens, New York, to Sheldon Levine and Elaine Langbaum. After graduating Jericho High School, located in Jericho, New York, she enrolled at Boston University, and majored in film production. After her junior year, she dropped out and moved to Manhattan where ...
June 24, 1966 – November 1, 2006
Actress and director.
38. Jennifer Stahl
Actress | Dirty Dancing
Jennifer Stahl was born on April 11, 1962 in New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Dirty Dancing (1987), Firehouse (1987) and Identity Crisis (1989). She died on May 10, 2001 in New York City, New York, USA.
April 11, 1962 - May 10, 2001
39. Phil Hartman
Actor | NewsRadio
Phil Hartman was born Philip Edward Hartmann on September 24, 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His surname was originally "Hartmann", but he later dropped the second "n". He was one of eight children of Doris Marguerite (Wardell) and Rupert Loebig Hartmann, a salesman. He was of German, Irish, ...
September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998
Actor and comedian.
Murdered by his wife, Brynn Hartman [April 11, 1958 - May 28, 1998] who then committed suicide.
40. Karyn Kupcinet
Actress | The Little Shop of Horrors
Karyn Kupcinet was born on March 6, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Roberta Lynn Kupcinet. She was an actress, known for The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), The Gertrude Berg Show (1961) and G.E. True (1962). She died on November 28, 1963 in West Hollywood, California, USA.
March 6, 1941 – November 28, 1963
41. Lana Clarkson
Actress | Scarface
This beautiful, long-legged blonde actress was known to be a kind, intelligent and dependable actor with a comedic talent as well. She appeared in many American TV hits of the 1970s and 1980s, such as Three's Company (1976), The Jeffersons (1975), The New Mike Hammer (1984), Riptide (1984), Knight ...
April 5, 1962 – February 3, 2003
42. Bob Crane
Actor | Hogan's Heroes
Handsome Bob Crane had many careers including working as a disc jockey for a while. He started acting around the age of 33. One of his first acting jobs was in Return to Peyton Place (1961). After a guest appearance on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and a supporting role on The Donna Reed Show (1958)...
July 13, 1928 – June 29, 1978
Actress | Colette, une femme libre
Marie Trintignant died tragically on the 1st of August, 2003 from a cerebral edema in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris, France, following a violent fight with her boyfriend, Bertrand Cantat, lead singer in the French rock band, Noir Désir. She was just finishing filming a TV movie about Colette, ...
21 January 1962 – 1 August 2003
Murdered by her boyfriend.
44. Dominique Dunne
Actress | Poltergeist
Dominique Dunne was born to a life of privilege in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Ellen Beatriz (Griffin) Dunne and Dominick Dunne, a producer, actor, and writer. Actor Griffin Dunne is her brother. After her parents' divorce, she moved first to New York, and then to a posh home in ...
November 23, 1959 – November 4, 1982
Murdered by her boyfriend.
45. Carolyn Craig
Actress | House on Haunted Hill
Carolyn Craig was born on October 27, 1934 in Green Acres, Long Island, New York, USA as Adele Ruth Crago. She was an actress, known for House on Haunted Hill (1959), Giant (1956) and Studs Lonigan (1960). She was married to Arthur Francis Bryden and Charles Edward Graham. She died on December 12, ...
October 27, 1934 – December 12, 1970
Actress - "House on Haunted Hill".
Died from a gunshot wound.
46. Anne Pressly
Actress | W.
Anne Pressly was born on August 28, 1982 in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. She was an actress, known for W. (2008). She died on October 25, 2008 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
August 28, 1982 – October 25, 2008
TV News Anchor
Soundtrack | L'instinct de mort
Dalida was born on January 17, 1933 in Cairo, Egypt as Yolande Christina Gigliotti. She was married to Lucien Morisse. She died on May 3, 1987 in Paris, France.
17 January 1933 – 3 May 1987
Soundtrack | Barrera de amor
Soraya was born on March 11, 1969 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA as Soraya Raquel Lamilla Cuevas. She died on May 10, 2006 in Miami, Florida, USA.
March 11, 1969 – May 10, 2006
Her mother, grandmother and maternal aunt all died of breast cancer.
49. Farrah Fawcett
Actress | Logan's Run
Farrah Fawcett is a true Hollywood success story. A native of Texas, she was the daughter of Pauline Fawcett (Pauline Alice Evans), a homemaker, and James Fawcett, an oil field contractor. She was a natural athlete, something that her father encouraged, and she attended a high school with a strong ...
February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009
50. Casey Johnson
Self | E! True Hollywood Story
Casey Johnson was born on September 24, 1979 in Florida, USA. She died on January 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
September 24, 1979 – January 2010
American heiress an socialite.
She died of diabetic shock.
Actor | Superman
Christopher D'Olier Reeve was born September 25, 1952, in New York City, to journalist Barbara Johnson (née Barbara Pitney Lamb) and writer/professor F.D. Reeve (Franklin D'Olier Reeve). He came from an upper-class family; his paternal grandfather was CEO of Prudential Financial, and one of his ...
September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004
Died from a heart attack brought on sepsis.
52. Dana Reeve
Actress | Everyone's Hero
Dana Reeve was born on March 17, 1961 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Dana Charles Morosini. She was an actress, known for Everyone's Hero (2006), Above Suspicion (1995) and Law & Order (1990). She was married to Christopher Reeve. She died on March 6, 2006 in Manhattan, New York City, New York,...
March 17, 1961 – March 6, 2006
Actress, wife of Christopher Reeve.
Died of lung cancer.
Dana was never a smoker!
Actress | Santa Barbara
Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner (December 21, 1959 - September 21, 1998), also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 m and 200 m still stand and have yet to...
December 21, 1959 – September 21, 1998
American Track & Field athlete.
She died from a seisure.
54. Minnie Riperton
Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Minnie Riperton was born November 8, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, to Thelma Inez (Matthews) and Daniel Webster Riperton, a Pullman porter. At a young age, Riperton, the youngest of eight children, began taking dancing and ballet. Once she reached high school, she began singing in the Hyde Park A ...
November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979
Died of breast cancer.
55. John Lennon
Actor | A Hard Day's Night
John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...
9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980
Singer, The Beatles
Actress | Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Lyric Marie Benson was born on September 20, 1980 in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. She was an actress, known for Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) and Chappelle's Show (2003). She died on April 25, 2003 in Soho, New York City, New York, USA.
September 20, 1980 - April 25, 2003
Murdered by her boyfriend.
57. Junior Seau
Self | Sports Jobs with Junior Seau
Junior Seau, was a native of Oceanside, CA. He attended Oceanside High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. Parade magazine named him to its High School All-American team simply as an athlete and refused to specify a particular sport. In 2010, Junior was inducted into the ...
January 19, 1969 – May 2, 2012
American football player.
58. Judy Garland
Actress | The Wizard of Oz
One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals.
She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in ...
June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969
Actress and singer.
59. Kurt Cobain
Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!
Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt and his family lived in Hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to Aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced. The divorce left Kurt's outlook on the world forever scarred. He...
February 20, 1967 - April 5, 1994
Singer, with Nirvana.
60. Jim Morrison
Soundtrack | Forrest Gump
James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, to Clara Virginia (Clarke) and George Stephen Morrison, a U.S. Naval Officer who fought in World War II. Jim eventually became so estranged from his parents that he would later claim that they were dead. Not much is known ...
December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971
Singer, with The Doors
61. Janis Joplin
Soundtrack | Watchmen
Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta, ...
January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970
Iconic singer and musician.
62. Jimi Hendrix
Soundtrack | Woodstock
Widely regarded as the greatest and most influential guitarist in rock history, Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, to African-American parents Lucille (Jeter) and James Allen Hendrix. His mother named him John Allen Hendrix and raised him alone while his father, Al ...
November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970
63. Teresa Teng
Soundtrack | Gomorra
Teresa Teng, sometimes spelled or written as Teresa Tang or Teresa Deng, was a popular and influential Chinese pop singer. She was born in Baozhong Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan, on 29 January 1953, to Waishengren parents. Her father (from Daming, Hebei) was a soldier in the Republic of China ...
January 29, 1953 – May 8, 1995
She died of an asthma attack.
64. Phyllis Hyman
Soundtrack | The Kill Reflex
Deep-voiced and statuesque, Phyllis Hyman sang with a life-affirming energy and emotional intensity found in few other female vocalists. Born in Philadelphia in 1949 (and raised in Pittsburgh), her professional career began in New York City where, during an engagement, she was spotted by producer ...
July 6, 1949 – June 30, 1995
65. Susanna McCorkle
Soundtrack | Heartbreakers
Susanna McCorkle was born on January 4, 1946 in Berkeley, California, USA as Susannah McCorkle. She was married to Keith Ingham and Dan DiNicola. She died on May 19, 2001 in New York City, New York, USA.
January 1, 1946 – May 19, 2001
66. Sid Vicious
Soundtrack | The Astronaut's Wife
Along with fellow Sex Pistol member, Johnny Rotten, lanky, sneering, pock faced Sid epitomised the punk movement born in the mid 1970s in working class England. Sid Vicious (real name John Beverly) wasn't an original member of the Pistols, but rather joined the band after original bassist, Glen ...
10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979)
Singer & musician with The Sex Pistols.
Actress | Reform School Girls
Wendy O. Williams was born on May 28, 1949 in Rochester, New York, USA as Wendy Orleans Williams. She was an actress, known for Reform School Girls (1986), Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog (1989) and MacGyver (1985). She died on April 6, 1998 in Storrs, Connecticut, USA.
May 28, 1949 – April 6, 1998
68. Nafisa Joseph
Actress | C.A.T.S
Nafisa Joseph was born March 28, 1978 Bangalore, Karnataka, India to Nirmal Joseph, a Keralite Syrian Christian and Usha Joseph, a Bengali, who was a descendant of Tagore and first cousin of Sharmila Tagore. Nafisa studied at Bishop Cotton Girls' School and St. Joseph's College, both at Bangalore. ...
28 March 1978 − 29 July 2004
69. Peter Jennings
Producer | ABC Evening News
Peter Jennings was born on July 29, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings. He was a writer and producer, known for ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953), FDR (1982) and ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999). He was married to Kayce Freed, Kati Marton, Anouchka...
July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005
Journalist and ABC News Anchorman
He died of lung cancer.
70. Steve Irwin
Actor | Dr. Dolittle 2
Steve Irwin was born in 1962 to parents Lyn and Bob Irwin, who were animal naturalists. He shared the love for animals all his life, stemming from being raised at the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. There, he partook in daily duties of animal feeding and care. He quickly established himself with...
22 February 1962 – 4 September 2006
TV Personality & Conservationist.
Died from injuries from a stingray attack.
71. Linda Martinez
Soundtrack | Teeth
Linda Martinez was born on December 2, 1975 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Linda Suzanna Martinez. She died on May 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.
1975 - May 19, 2005
Musician and composer.
72. Donna Summer
Soundtrack | Thank God It's Friday
Donna Summer rocketed to international super-stardom in the mid-1970s when her groundbreaking merger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock, disco and avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance music out of the clubs of Europe to the pinnacles of sales and radio charts around the world. ...
December 31, 1948 - May 17, 2012.
She died from breast cancer.
Actress | Bewitched
Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Allen. Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years' intensive training, she made ...
April 15, 1933 – May 18, 1995
She died of colon cancer.
75. JonBenét Ramsey
Born JonBenet Patricia Ramsey, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on August 6th, 1990 to John Bennett Ramsey and Patricia Paugh Ramsey. JonBenet moved to Colorado with her family when she was just a year old. Her first name is a combination of her father's first and middle names, John ...
August 6, 1990 - December 25, 1996
Child Beauty Queen
76. Mary Frann
Actress | Newhart
Mary Frann was born on February 27, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Mary Frances Luecke. She was an actress, known for Newhart (1982), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and The Wild Wild West (1965). She was married to T.J. Escott. She died on September 23, 1998 in Beverly...
February 27, 1943 – September 23, 1998
77. Gilda Radner
Actress | Saturday Night Live
Gilda Radner was one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century, ranked with Lucille Ball and other comedy legends of the highest caliber. She was born on June 28, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, the younger of two children of Henrietta (Dworkin), a legal secretary, and Herman Radner, a ...
June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989
Actress and Comedienne
78. Natalie Wood
Actress | Rebel Without a Cause
Natalie Wood was born on July 20, 1938 in San Francisco, California as Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko. Her parents, Maria Zudilov and Nikolai Zakharenko, were Russian-born émigrés who spoke barely comprehensible English; they changed the family name to Gurdin after becoming US citizens. When she was...
July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981
79. Grace Kelly
Actress | Rear Window
On November 12, 1929, Grace Patricia Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to wealthy parents. Her girlhood was uneventful for the most part, but one of the things she desired was to become an actress which she had decided on at an early age. After her high school graduation in 1947, Grace ...
November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982
Princess of Monaco and Actress
Car accident caused by a stroke.
Actress | Killer Fish
Born in Portland, Oregon, she grew up in on a farm in Ketchum, Idaho. But dad was Jack Hemingway, son of the Nobel prize winning author Ernest Hemingway and, with that heritage, fame was almost foreordained. By the time she was 21, after the lead in the rape melodrama Lipstick (1976), she had a ...
February 16, 1954 – July 1, 1996
Actress and model
Actress | Asylum
Natasha Jane Richardson was born in Marylebone, London, England, to director and producer Tony Richardson and actress Vanessa Redgrave. She was the sister of actress Joely Richardson, the niece of actors Corin Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, and the granddaughter of actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel ...
May 11, 1963 - March 18, 2009
82. Katrin Cartlidge
Actress | Breaking the Waves
Katrin Cartlidge began her career as a doing backstage & front of house work at London's Royal Court Theatre, having appeared with their Young People's Theatre group. She progressed to appearing in play readings and workshops before winning a regular role in Brookside (1982).
She went on to forge an...
May 15, 1961 — September 7, 2002
83. Audrey Hepburn
Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's
Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, was of a Dutch descent, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian ancestry.
After her parents' divorce, ...
May 4, 1929 – January 20, 1993
Cancer of the appendix
84. Brandon Lee
Actor | The Crow
Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Brother to Shannon Lee. In 1970-71, they moved to Hong Kong where Brandon became fluent in Cantonese by the age of 8. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. He studied Martial Arts and ...
February 1, 1965 - March 31, 1993
Actor and Martial Artist
85. Bruce Lee
Actor | Meng long guo jiang
Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and ...
November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973
Actor and Martial Artist
Cerebral Edema/Allergic reaction/Murdered
86. Sergei Grinkov
Actor | Greatest Hits on Ice
Sergei started skating at the age of five. Russian born. He was Russian to his soul. He started as a single skater but was paired up with his only partner Ekaterina Gordeeva in 1982 when he was 15. They won the Junior World Championships in 1985 after placing 5th the year before. In 1986 they won ...
February 4, 1967 - November 20, 1995
Olympic Gold Medal Pairs Skater
87. Vic Morrow
Actor | Combat!
Vic Morrow was born in the Bronx, New York, to Jean (Kress) and Harry Morrow, an electrical engineer. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Morrow dropped out of high school at 17 to join the U.S. Navy. When he left the Navy, he used the G.I. Bill to study pre-law at Florida State. While ...
February 14, 1929 – July 23, 1982
On set accident
88. Jennifer Lyon
Actress | Long Pig
Jennifer Lyon was born on February 27, 1972 in Boulder City, Nevada, USA. She was an actress, known for Long Pig (2008), Daddy Day Camp (2007) and Cannibal Feast (2011). She died on January 19, 2010 in Sublimity, Oregon, USA.
February 27, 1972 – January 19, 2010
89. Michelle Thomas
Actress | The Young and the Restless
Michelle Thomas was born in Boston but raised in New York and New Jersey. She attended the Montclair School of Arts and the Broadway Dance Center. She is survived by her parents, Phynjuar Thomas (a stage actress and acting coach) and Dennis D.T. Thomas (a founder and current member of the 1970s ...
September 23, 1968/9 - December 22/23, 1998
90. Cassandra Harris
Actress | For Your Eyes Only
Cassandra Harris was born on December 15, 1948 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Sandra Colleen Waites. She was an actress, known for For Your Eyes Only (1981), Remington Steele (1982) and Rough Cut (1980). She was married to Pierce Brosnan, Dermot Harris and William Firth. She died on ...
December 15, 1948 – December 28, 1991
Actress. Wife of Pierce Brosnan.
Her mother Roma and her daughter Charlotte (Harris) Bronson (November 27, 1971 - June 28, 2013) also died of Ovarian Cancer.
91. Robert Urich
Actor | Magnum Force
Robert grew up in Toronto, Ohio, where his athletic ability led to a four year football scholarship at Florida State University (FSU). There he earned a B.A. in Communications. He later received an M.A. at Michigan State University and then joined WGN radio in Chicago as a sales account ...
December 19, 1946 – April 16, 2002
Synovial Cell Sarcoma
92. Lee Remick
Actress | Anatomy of a Murder
Lee Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Gertrude Margaret (Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin Remick, a department store owner. She had Irish and English ancestry. Remick was educated at Barnard College, studied dance and worked on stage and TV, before making her film debut as a sexy ...
December 14, 1935 – July 2, 1991
Actor | Manhunter
Benjamin Hendrickson was born on August 26, 1950 in Huntington, Long Island, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Manhunter (1986), As the World Turns (1956) and Regarding Henry (1991). He died on July 3, 2006 in Huntington.
August 26, 1950 – July 3, 2006
94. Jennifer Syme
Actress | Lost Highway
Not much is known about Jennifer Syme, except that she was a girlfriend of actor Keanu Reeves. A lot of what is known about her centered around tragic circumstances: First, the 1999 stillbirth of the baby she expected with Reeves, and second, her untimely death at age 28. Around the time she met ...
December 7, 1972 – April 2, 2001
Self | A Tour of the White House
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York, to Janet Norton (Lee) and John Vernou "Blackjack" Bouvier III, a stockbroker. Her sister Caroline Lee (aka Lee Radziwill) was born four years after her. Her mother was of Irish descent and her father had French, English, ...
July 28, 1929 - May 19, 1994
First Lady Kennedy & later Mrs. Aristotle Onassis
Self | Reporters
Christina Onassis was born on December 11, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. She was married to Thierry Roussel, Sergei Kausov, Alexandre Adreadis and Joseph Bolker. She died on November 19, 1988 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
December 11, 1950 – November 19, 1988
Greek Entrepreneur, Socialite & Heir to the Onassis Fortune. Daughter of Aristotle and Mother of Athina.
97. John Kennedy Jr.
Actor | A Matter of Degrees
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. was born on November 25, 1960, in Washington, DC, to John Fitzgerald Kennedy (President-to-be John F. Kennedy) and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy (Jacqueline Kennedy). Three weeks before his birth, his father was elected President of the United States, and the nation ...
November 25, 1960 - July 16, 1999
Attorney. Son of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy.
Died with his wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren.
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was born on January 7, 1966 in White Plains, New York, USA as Carolyn Jeanne Bessette. She was married to John Kennedy Jr.. She died on July 16, 1999.
January 7, 1966 – July 16, 1999
Wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. Was a publicist at Calvin Klein.
Died in the crash with her husband, John F. Kennedy, Jr. Her sister Lauren Gail Bessette (November 5, 1964 - July 16, 1999) also perished in the crash.
99. Anita Mui
Actress | Yim ji kau
With a career that began in her early childhood, Anita Mui is the queen of Hong Kong's pop-music industry. After she won a singing contest in 1982, her life in the limelight began. In the early stages of her career her image was a little bit tomboy-ish and sexy (which was the reason she was called ...
October 10, 1963 – December 30, 2003
Her sister Ann Mui (1959 - April 16, 2000) also died of Cervical Cancer.
100. Ann Mui
Actress | Ging chaat goo si juk jaap
Ann Mui was born on May 12, 1959 in British Hong Kong as Mei Ai Fang. She was an actress, known for Police Story 2 (1988), Long zhi zheng ba (1989) and Touch and Go (1991). She was married to Lap-Tak Poon. She died on April 16, 2000.
1959 - April 16, 2000
Her sister Anita Mui (October 10, 1963 – December 30, 2003) also died of Cervical Cancer.