Died in 2016 (R.I.P. To All)by RyanJames31 | created - 29 Aug 2016 | updated - 15 May 2017 | Public
Including: LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 victims (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaMia_Airlines_Flight_2933)
1. David Bowie
Soundtrack | Labyrinth
David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...
Born: David Robert Jones
Died: January 10, 2016 (aged 69)
Singer: "Space Odyssey" & "Life of Mars"
Actor: Labyrinth (film) & The Prestige (film)
Actor | Ghostbusters
David Margulies was born on February 19, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA as David Joseph Margulies. He was an actor, known for Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989) and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). He was married to Carol Grant. He died on January 11, 2016 in New York City.
Died: January 11, 2016 (age 78)
Actor: Ghostbusters I & II (films)
Actor | Robin Hood
Brian Bedford was born on February 16, 1935 in Morley, Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Robin Hood (1973), Nixon (1995) and Coronet Blue (1967). He was married to Tim MacDonald. He died on January 13, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Died: 13 January 2016 (aged 80)
Actor: Disney's Robin Hood (film)
4. Franco Citti
Actor | The Godfather
Franco Citti was born on April 23, 1935 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part III (1990) and Accattone (1961). He died on January 14, 2016 in Rome.
Died: January 14, 2016 (age 80)
Actor: The Godfather (film)
5. Alan Rickman
Actor | Die Hard
Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett), of English and Welsh descent, and Bernard Rickman, of Irish descent, who worked at a factory. Alan Rickman had an older brother (David), a younger brother (Michael), and a younger sister (Sheila). ...
Died: January 14, 2016 (age 69)
Actor: Die Hard (film) & Harry Potter (films)
6. Dan Haggerty
Actor | Big Stan
Dan Haggerty was born on November 19, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Daniel Francis Haggerty. He was an actor, known for Big Stan (2007), Elves (1989) and Abducted (1986). He was married to Samantha Hilton and Diane Rooker. He died on January 15, 2016 in Burbank, California.
Died: January 15, 2016 (age 73)
Actor: Grizzly Adams (films)
7. Glenn Frey
Actor | Jerry Maguire
Glenn Frey was born on November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Glenn Lewis Frey. He was married to Cindy Millican and Janie Beggs. He died on January 18, 2016 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
Died: January 18, 2016 (age 67)
Singer: Eagles (band)
8. Abe Vigoda
Actor | The Godfather
Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor Abe Vigoda proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles, and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing.
Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, a tailor -- both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor...
Died: January 26, 2016 (age 94)
Actor: The Godfather (film)
9. Frank Finlay
Actor | The Pianist
One of Britain's finest products of the stage, film and TV, actor Frank Finlay, he with the dark and handsomely serious-to-mordant looks, was born on August 6, 1926, in Farnworth, England, the son of Josiah, a butcher, and Margaret Finlay. Of English, Irish and Scottish descent, Frank attended St. ...
Died: January 30, 2016 (age 89)
Actor: Musketeers (films) & The Pianist (film)
10. Terry Wogan
Actor | The Goodies
Terry Wogan was born on August 3, 1938 in Limerick, Ireland as Michael Terence Wogan. He was an actor, known for The Goodies (1970), The Little and Large Show (1978) and Auntie's Sporting Bloomers (1995). He was married to Helen Joyce. He died on January 31, 2016 in Buckinghamshire, England.
Born: Michael Terence Wogan
Died: January 31, 2016 (age 77)
Presenter: BBC Radio 2 & Children In Need (TV Show)
11. Johnny Duncan
Actor | Batman and Robin
Johnny Duncan at the time of writing is in his mid-80's and in good health, living with his wife Susan, and enjoying life not far from where his life began.
He started out on a small farm near Kansas City in 1923. As a child growing up during the Great Depression, Johnny danced up a storm in local ...
Died: February 8, 2016 (age 92)
Actor: Batman & Robin (serial)
12. George Gaynes
Actor | Tootsie
George Gaynes was born in Helsinki in May, 1917, which was then the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Grand Duchy was part of the Russian Empire, which was in a state of collapse at the time of Gaynes' birth. The Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had abdicated the throne on March 15, two ...
Died: February 15, 2016 (age 98)
Actor: Police Academy (films)
13. Harper Lee
Writer | To Kill a Mockingbird
Nelle Harper Lee grew up in Monroeville, Alabama in the 1920s. It was a time of hostility between whites and blacks in the United States, especially in Alabama. Her father, a lawyer, also ran a local newspaper. Her mother suffered from mental illness and oftentimes stayed inside from others; she ...
Born: Nelle Harper Lee
Died: February 19, 2016 (age 89)
Writer: To Kill A Mocking Bird (Book)
14. Tony Burton
Actor | Assault on Precinct 13
Tony Burton, who is famous for playing the corner man in six "Rocky" movies, was himself, in real life, a professional heavyweight boxer. Boxing in such avenues as Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and Hollywood, California, the 6 feet 200 pound Burton knocked-out among others, Bob Smith and Denny Chaney....
Died: February 25, 2016 (age 78)
Actor: Rocky (films) & The Shining (film)
15. Frank Kelly
Actor | Father Ted
Frank Kelly was born on December 28, 1938 in Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland as Francis O'Kelly. He was an actor, known for Father Ted (1995), Evelyn (2002) and Rat (2000). He was married to Bairbre Neldon. He died on February 28, 2016 in the UK.
Born: Francis O'Kelly
Died: February 28, 2016 (age 77)
Actor: Father Ted (TV Series)
16. George Kennedy
Actor | Cool Hand Luke
George Harris Kennedy, Jr. was born on February 18, 1925 in New York City, to Helen A. (Kieselbach), a ballet dancer, and George Harris Kennedy, an orchestra leader and musician. Following high school graduation, Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in 1943 with the hope to become a fighter ...
Died: February 28, 2016 (age 91)
Actor: The Dirty Dozen (film) & Cool Hand Luke (film)
17. Tony Warren
Writer | Coronation Street
Tony Warren was born on July 8, 1937 in Eccles, Salford, Greater Manchester, England as Anthony McVay Simpson. He was a writer and actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Ferry Cross the Mersey (1964) and The War of Darkie Pilbeam (1968). He died on March 1, 2016 in England.
Born: Anthony McVay Simpson
Died: March 1, 2016 (age 78)
Writer & Creater: Coronation Street (TV Show)
18. Nancy Reagan
Actress | Night Into Morning
Nancy Reagan was born on July 6, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Anne Frances Robbins. She was an actress, known for Night Into Morning (1951), Hellcats of the Navy (1957) and East Side, West Side (1949). She was married to Ronald Reagan. She died on March 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California...
Born: Anne Frances Robbins
Died: March 6, 2016 (age 94)
Former First Lady
19. Sylvia Anderson
Writer | Thunderbird 6
Sylvia Anderson is the co-creator of a string of hit TV shows through the late 1950s, 1960s and 70s. Her most memorable contribution as an actress is the voice of Lady Penelope from Thunderbirds - one of many series she co-created with former husband Gerry Anderson. Sylvia's talents are evident in ...
Born: Sylvia Beatrice Thomas
Died: March 15, 2016 (age 88)
Actress: Thunderbirds (TV Show)
Actor | Hollywood Homicide
Frank Sinatra Jr. was born on January 10, 1944 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Francis Wayne Sinatra. He was an actor, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), Aru heishi no kake (1970) and Dream for an Insomniac (1996). He was married to Cynthia Sinatra. He died on March 16, 2016 in Daytona Beach, ...
Died: March 16, 2016 (age 72)
Singer & Actor: Family Guy (TV Show)
Son of Frank Sinatra
21. Paul Daniels
Producer | Killing Clovis Dardentor
Paul Daniels was born on April 6, 1938 in South Bank, Middlesbrough, England as Newton Edward Daniels. He was an actor and producer, known for Killing Clovis Dardentor, The All Star Impressions Show (2009) and The Little and Large Show (1978). He was married to Debbie McGee and Jacqueline Skipworth...
Born: Newton Edward Daniels
Died: March 17, 2016 (age 77)
22. Sandy McDonald
Self | Ready, Steady, Cook
Sandy McDonald was born on November 5, 1937 in Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire, Scotland as Alexander McDonald. He was an actor, known for Ready, Steady, Cook (1994), Doctor Who Confidential (2005) and National Television Awards (2015). He was married to Essdale Helen McLeod. He died on March 17, 2016 in...
Born: Alexander McDonald
Died: March 17, 2016 (age 78)
Father of David Tennet
23. Joe Santos
Actor | The Rockford Files
Brooklyn-born actor of Italian descent, Joe Santos started out a football jock at Fordham University and turned semi-pro before finding a new avenue in acting. Success was long in coming, and he paid his dues for years in a number of blue-collar jobs including railroad worker, tree trimmer, cabbie ...
Born: Joseph John Minieri Jr.
Died: March 18, 2016 (aged 84)
Actor: The Rockford Files (TV Series)
24. Ken Howard
Actor | Michael Clayton
Ken Howard was elected the National President of The Screen Actors Guild on September 24, 2009. He was a working member of SAG for over forty years. The Tony and two-time Emmy Award-winning actor, most recently received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie ...
Died: March 23, 2016 (age 71)
Actor: Rambo (film) & The Judge (film)
25. Garry Shandling
Writer | The Larry Sanders Show
Garry Shandling was born on November 29, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Garry Emmanuel Shandling. He was a writer and actor, known for The Larry Sanders Show (1992), It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). He died on March 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...
Died: March 24, 2016 (age 66)
Actor: Iron Man 2 (film) & Captain America: The Winter Solider (film)
26. Patty Duke
Actress | Valley of the Dolls
Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke's ...
Born: Anna Marie Duke
Died: March 29, 2016 (age 69)
Actress: The Patty Duke Show (TV Show)
Mother of Sean Astin
27. Ronnie Corbett
Actor | Casino Royale
Ronnie Corbett began his successful show business career in the early 1950s. Amongst many other things he performed on stage with Danny La Rue in a cacophony of well received variety and cabaret shows.
It was whilst performing in these shows that Corbett attracted the attention of several top TV ...
Died: March 31, 2016 (age 85)
Comedian: The Two Ronnies (TV Show)
28. Denise Robertson
Actress | The Young Doctors
Denise Robertson was born on June 9, 1932 in Sunderland, Co Durham, England as Margaret Denise Mary Broderick. She was a writer and actress, known for The Young Doctors (1976), Beyond Expectations (1998) and Second City Firsts (1973). She was married to Bryan Thubron, John (Jack) Tomlin and ...
Born: Margaret Denise Broderick
Died: March 31, 2016 (age 83)
Herself: This Morning
29. Douglas Wilmer
Actor | Octopussy
Douglas Wilmer was born on January 8, 1920 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Octopussy (1983), El Cid (1961) and Jason and the Argonauts (1963). He was married to Anne Harding and Elizabeth Joan Melville. He died on March 31, 2016 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.
Died: 31 March 2016 (aged 96)
Actor: Octopussy (film) & Jason and the Argonauts (film)
30. Erik Bauersfeld
Erik Bauersfeld was born on June 28, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) and Crimson Peak (2015). He died on April 3, 2016 in Berkeley, California, USA.
Died: April 3, 2016 (age 93)
Actor: Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (film) & Star Wars: The Force Awakens (film) IT'S A TRAP!
31. David Gest
Actor | The All Star Impressions Show
David Gest was born on May 11, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA as David Alan Guest. He was a producer and actor, known for The All Star Impressions Show (2009), Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001) and 7th Annual American Cinema Awards (1990). He was married to Liza Minnelli. ...
Died: April 12, 2016 (age 62)
32. Doris Roberts
Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond
Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Ann (Meltzer) and Larry Green. She was raised in New York, and took her stepfather's surname. Roberts was a 20-year veteran of the Broadway stage before she began appearing steadily in character roles in film and on television during the 1970s. A ...
Born: Doris May Green
Died: April 17, 2016 (age 90)
Actress: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (film) & Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series)
33. Victoria Wood
Writer | Dinnerladies
From the mid-1980s right up until her premature death in April 2016, Victoria Wood's appearances on stage and television were always eagerly anticipated, whether it was laugh-a-minute stand-up, a beautifully judged dramatic performance in the TV film Housewife, 49 (2006) or the canteen sitcom ...
Died: April 20, 2016 (age 62)
Actress: Dinnerladys (TV Series)
34. Guy Hamilton
Director | Live and Let Die
Typically British stiff-upper-lip war dramas and action adventure laced with moments of sophisticated comedy were Guy Hamilton's trademark. The son of a British diplomat, he spent most of his youth with his family in France, seemingly destined to be groomed for a career in the diplomatic service. ...
Died: April 20, 2016 (age 93)
Director: Goldfinger (film) & Diamonds ara Forever (film)
Actress | Frank McKlusky, C.I.
Chyna had been called "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment". Her accomplishments went far beyond the wrestling ring and anyone's guess. Before exchanging body slams, modeling for top magazines and guest-starring on hundreds of shows,
Chyna was a shy girl who was born Joan Marie Laurer in ...
Born: Joan Marie Laurer
Died: April 20, 2016 (age 46)
Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...
Born: Prince Rogers Nelson
Died: April 21, 2016 (age 57)
Singer: "Purple Rain" & "Party man"
37. Billy Paul
Soundtrack | Beautiful Girls
Billy Paul was born on December 1, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Paul Williams. He was married to Blanche Williams. He died on April 24, 2016 in Blackwood, New Jersey, USA.
Birth: Paul Williams
Died: April 24, 2016 (age 81)
Singer: "Me and Mrs Jones"
38. Barry Howard
Actor | Hi-de-Hi!
Barry Howard was born on July 9, 1937 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England as Barry Frederick Howard. He was an actor, known for Hi-de-Hi! (1980), Doctor Who (2005) and You Rang, M'Lord? (1988). He died on April 28, 2016 in Poole, Dorset, England.
Died: April 28, 2016 (age 78)
Actor: Hi Di Hi (TV Show)
39. Alan Young
Actor | The Time Machine
Alan Young was born in Northern England in 1919, but his Scots father moved the family to Edinburgh, Scotland, when Young was a toddler and then to Canada when Young was about 6 years old. As a boy, he suffered from severe asthma, which kept him bedridden for long periods of time but encouraged his...
Born: Angus Young
Died: May 19, 2016 (age 96)
Actor: The Time Machine (film) & Duck Tales (TV Series)
40. Burt Kwouk
Actor | Goldfinger
Burt Kwouk was a British actor, he was best known for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films, and for play Mr Ling in the third James Bond film Goldfinger.
Kwouk was born in Warrington, but was brought up in Shanghai. He made his film debut in the 1957 film Windom's Way. In Goldfinger (1964) he ...
Died: May 24, 2016 (age 85)
Actor: Pink Panther (films) & Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
41. Nancy Dow
Actress | The Wild Wild West
Nancy Dow was born on July 22, 1936 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA as Nancy Ellen Dow. She was an actress, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), The Ice House (1969) and Mr. Terrific (1966). She was married to John Aniston and John Tunis Melick, Jr. She died on May 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, ...
Died: May 25, 2016 (age 79)
Mother of Jennifer Aniston
42. Carla Lane
Writer | Bread
Carla Lane was born on August 5, 1928 in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, England as Romana Barrack. She was a writer and producer, known for Bread (1986), The Liver Birds (1969) and Luv (1993). She was married to Arthur Hollins. She died on May 31, 2016 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, Merseyside, ...
Born: Roma Barrack
Died: May 31, 2016 (age 87)
Writer & Created: The Liver Birds (TV Shows)
43. Muhammad Ali
Actor | The Greatest
Muhammad Ali beat more champions and top contenders than any heavyweight champion in history. He defeated heavyweight kings Sonny Liston (twice), Floyd Patterson (twice), Ernie Terrell, Jimmy Ellis, Ken Norton (twice), Joe Frazier (twice), George Foreman and Leon Spinks. He defeated ...
Born: Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Died: June 3, 2016 (age 74)
44. Theresa Saldana
Actress | The Commish
Theresa Saldana was born on August 20, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Commish (1991), Raging Bull (1980) and The Evil That Men Do (1984). She was married to Phil Peters and Alfredo Feliciano. She died on June 6, 2016 in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, ...
Died: June 6, 2016 (age 61)
Actress: Raging Bull (film)
45. Janet Waldo
Actress | The Jetsons
Janet Waldo provided the quintessential voice of the swooning, overly dramatic teenager for numerous generations -- from the 1940s swinging babysitters to the 1960s groovy chick. A bouncy, perennially-youthful brunette, she was born in Grandview, Washington, and began entertaining in church plays ...
Died: June 12, 2016 (age 96)
Actress: Wacky Racers (TV Series)
46. Ron Lester
Actor | Varsity Blues
Ron Lester gained celebrity status at an early stage in his career, but his draw in Hollywood seemed to be based on one physical characteristic: his weight. Obese since 5 years old, by the time he was 30 years old, Ron weighed 508 pounds. Hollywood hired him as the lovable fat kid but his health ...
Died: June 17, 2016 (age 45)
Actor: The Good Buger (film)
47. Anton Yelchin
Actor | Star Trek
Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011).
He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His ...
Native name: Антон Викторович Ельчин
Died: June 19, 2016 (age 27)
Actor: Star Trek (film) & Star Trek Beyond (film)
48. Aharon Ipalé
Actor | The Mummy
Aharon Ipalé was born on December 27, 1941 in Morocco. He was an actor, known for The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001) and Fiddler on the Roof (1971). He died on June 27, 2016 in Tel Hashomer, Israel.
Died: June 27, 2016 (age 74)
Actor: The Mummy (film) & The Mummy Returns (film)
49. Caroline Aherne
Actress | The Royle Family
Caroline Aherne was born on December 24, 1963 in Ealing, London, England. She was an actress and writer, known for The Royle Family (1998), The Mrs. Merton Show (1995) and Mrs. Merton and Malcolm (1999). She was married to Peter Hook. She died on July 2, 2016 in Timperley, Greater Manchester, ...
Died: July 2, 2016 (age 52)
Actress/Writer & Creater: The Royal Family (TV Series) & The Mrs Merton Show (chat show)
50. Noel Neill
Actress | Superman Returns
Minnesota-born Noel Neill's ambition was to be a journalist like her father, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. However, she was hired by Bing Crosby to sing at the Turf Club at the race track in Del Mar, California (Crosby was one of the owners). Shortly thereafter, in 1941, she was signed to ...
Died: July 3, 2016 (age 95)
Actress: Adventures of Superman (TV Series) & Superman Returns (film)
51. Karina Jensen
Died: July 18, 2016
Singer: Cartoons (Band) "Witch Doctor" (cover song)
52. Garry Marshall
Actor | Never Been Kissed
Garry Marshall was born on November 13, 1934 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Garry Kent Maschiarelli. He was a writer and producer, known for Never Been Kissed (1999), A League of Their Own (1992) and Pretty Woman (1990). He was married to Barbara Marshall. He died on July 19, 2016 in...
Born: Garry Kent Masciarelli
Died: July 19, 2016 (aged 81)
Created: Happy Day
53. Ken Barrie
Soundtrack | Sharks' Treasure
Ken Barrie was born on January 9, 1933 in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England as Leslie Hulme. He was an actor, known for Sharks' Treasure (1975), The Awakening of Emily (1976) and The Silent Scream (1979). He was married to Doreen Pye. He died on July 29, 2016 in Denham, ...
Died: 29 July 2016 (aged 83)
Actor: Postman Pat (TV Series)
54. Terence Bayler
Actor | Life of Brian
Terence Bayler was born on January 24, 1930 in Wanganui, New Zealand. He was an actor, known for Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), Brazil (1985) and Time Bandits (1981). He was married to Valerie Cutko and Bridget Armstrong. He died on August 2, 2016 in England.
Died: 2 August 2016 (aged 86)
Actor: Monty Python's Life of Brian (film) & Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
55. David Huddleston
Actor | The Big Lebowski
David Huddleston was born on September 17, 1930 in Vinton, Virginia, USA as David William Huddleston. He was an actor and producer, known for The Big Lebowski (1998), Blazing Saddles (1974) and The Producers (2005). He was married to Sarah C. Koeppe and Carole Ann Swart. He died on August 2, 2016 ...
Died: August 2, 2016 (age 85)
Actor: Blazing Saddles (film) & Santa Claus: The Movie (film)
56. Barry Jenner
Actor | Family Matters
Barry Jenner was born on January 14, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Barry Francis Jenner. He was an actor, known for Family Matters (1989), Enough Said (2013) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). He was married to Suzanne Hunt and Susan Harney. He died on August 9, 2016 in Los Angeles...
Died: August 9, 2016 (age 75)
Actor: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
57. Kenny Baker
Actor | Time Bandits
Kenny Baker was born on August 24, 1934 in Birmingham, England as Kenneth George Baker. He was an actor, known for Time Bandits (1981), The Elephant Man (1980) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He was married to Eileen Baker. He died on August 13, 2016 in Preston, ...
Died: August 13, 2016 (age 81)
Actor: Star Wars (films)
58. Jack Riley
Actor | Spaceballs
Cleveland-born comedy actor Jack Riley switched his career interest from baseball to acting after obtaining a radio job, writing and performing skits while attending John Carroll University. He toured military bases throughout the world in comedy shows after being drafted in the Army in 1958.
Born: John Albert Riley, Jr.
Died: August 19, 2016 (age 80)
Actor: Ragrats (TV Series)
59. Steven Hill
Actor | Law & Order
Born in Seattle, Washington, in 1922, as Solomon Krakovsky, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Hill became interested in the theater as a little boy. After graduation from high school, he served in the Naval Reserve (1940-44). From there, he worked alongside a young, unknown star Marlon Brando in "A ...
Born: Solomon Krakovsky
Died: August 23, 2016 (age 94)
Actor: Mission: Impossible (TV Series) & Law & Order (TV Series)
60. Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent.
Wilder caught his first big break ...
Born: Jerome Silberman
Died: August 29, 2016 (age 83)
Actor: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (film) & Blazing Saddles (film)
61. Alexis Arquette
Actress | Pulp Fiction
Alexis Arquette was born on July 28, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Arquette. She is known for her work on Pulp Fiction (1994), Bride of Chucky (1998) and She's All That (1999). She died on September 11, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Born: Robert Arquette
Died: September 11, 2016 (aged 47)
Actor/Actress: Pulp Fiction (film)
62. Kim McGuire
Actress | Cry-Baby
Born in 1956 in New Orleans, LA, Kim McGuire was an actress, best known for playing Mona "Hatchet-Face" Malnorowski in John Waters' Cry-Baby (1990). Her other films include Disturbed (1990) and Acting on Impulse (1993). In 1997, after passing the State Bar exam, she began working as an attorney in ...
Died: September 14, 2016 (aged 60)
Actress: Cry-Baby (film)
63. Charmian Carr
Actress | The Sound of Music
Charmian Carr was born Charmian Farnon on December 28, 1942. She got her name because, supposedly, her father liked the name after reading William Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra". Charmian was the name of one of Cleopatra's maids. She was the second of three daughters. Her mother, Rita Oehmen,...
Born: Charmian Farnon
Died: September 17, 2016 (aged 73)
Actress: The Sound of Music (film)
64. Bill Nunn
Actor | Regarding Henry
Commanding performer Bill Nunn made his feature debut in fellow Morehouse College graduate Spike Lee's School Daze (1988), but really etched himself into moviegoers' minds as a formidable screen presence in his second film with Lee, Do the Right Thing (1989), playing Radio Raheem, whose ...
Born: William G. Nunn III
Died September 24, 2016 (aged 62)
Actor: Sister Act (film) & Spider-Man (film)
65. Gary Glasberg
Producer | NCIS: New Orleans
Gary Glasberg was born on July 15, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for NCIS: New Orleans (2014), NCIS (2003) and Crossing Jordan (2001). He was married to Mimi Schmir. He died on September 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Died: September 28, 2016
Former Showrunner: NCIS (TV Series)
Created: NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
66. Jean Alexander
Actress | Coronation Street
Jean Mavis Hodgkinson, known by the stage name Jean Alexander, was a British television actress. She was best known to British television viewers as Hilda Ogden in the soap opera Coronation Street (1960), a role she played from 1964 until 1987, and also as Auntie Wainwright in the long-running ...
Born: Jean Hodgkinson
Died: 14 October 2016 (aged 90)
Actress: Coronation Street (TV Series) & Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
67. Kathryn Adams
Actress | Blonde for a Day
Kathryn Adams was born on July 15, 1920 in New Ulm, Minnesota, USA as Kathryn Elizabeth Hohn. She was an actress, known for Blonde for a Day (1946), 5th Ave Girl (1939) and Saboteur (1942). She was married to Fred Doty and Hugh Beaumont. She died on October 14, 2016 in Mankato, Minnesota.
Born: Kathryn Elizabeth Hohn
Died: October 14, 2016 (aged 96)
Actress: Saboteur (film) & The Hunchback of Notre Dame (film)
68. Steve Dillon
Writer | Preacher
Steve Dillon was born on March 22, 1962 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. He was a writer and producer, known for Preacher (2016) and Imagine the Dreams (2019). He died on October 22, 2016 in New York, New York, USA.
Died: 22 October 2016 (aged 54)
Comic book Artist: Judge Dredd, Preacher and Punisher (Comics)
69. Jimmy Perry
Writer | Dad's Army
Jimmy Perry was born on September 20, 1923 in Barnes, London, England as James Perry. He is known for his work on Dad's Army (1968), Hi-de-Hi! (1980) and Dad's Army (1971). He was married to Gilda Perry. He died on October 23, 2016 in London.
Born: 20 September 1923 (93)
Writer/Creater: Dad's Army (TV Series) & Hi Di Hi (TV Series)
70. Pete Burns
Soundtrack | The A-Team
Pete Burns was born on August 5, 1959 in Port Sunlight, near Liverpool, to Francis and Eva Burns. His father is British and his mother was a refugee from Germany. According to Pete, he felt a need to be different and began experimenting with his hair and looks at age 12. However, he looked so "...
Died: 23 October 2016 (aged 57)
Singer: "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
71. Bobby Vee
Soundtrack | Cold Case
Contrary to popular belief, Bobby Vee was not one of the flood of Italian-American rockers to come out of the New York-New Jersey-Philadelphia area in the '50s and '60s. He was born Robert Velline in Fargo, ND, and, although he started playing music when he was just a young teenager, it was country...
Born: Robert Thomas Velline
Died: October 24, 2016 (aged 73)
Singer: "Rubber Ball" & "Take Good Care of My Baby"
72. Kevin Curran
Producer | The Simpsons
Kevin Curran was born on February 27, 1957 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Kevin Patrick Curran. He was a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), Late Night with David Letterman (1982) and The Good Life (1994). He died on October 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Died: October 25, 2016 (aged 59)
Writer: The Simpsons (TV Show)
Ex-Husband of Helen Fielding (1999-2009)
73. Michael Massee
Actor | The Crow
Michael Massee was born on September 1, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Michael Groo Massee. He was an actor, known for The Crow (1994), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). He was married to Ellen Sussdorf. He died on October 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California,...
Died: October 26, 2016 (aged 61)
Actor: The Crow (film), Se7en (film) & The Amazing Spider Man (film)
74. Don Marshall
Actor | Terminal Island
Don Marshall's heyday was on the small screen in the 60's and 70's. The athletic and clean cut actor is best remembered as first officer and co-pilot Dan Erickson in Irwin Allen's ground-breaking science-fiction series Land of the Giants (1968). Having excelled at football, pole vaulting and other ...
Died: October 30, 2016 (aged 80)
Actor: Star Trek "The Galileo Seven" (TV Series)
75. Jimmy Young
Soundtrack | Lady Godiva Rides Again
Jimmy Young was born on September 21, 1921 in Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England as Leslie Roland Young. He was an actor, known for Bikini Baby (1951), A Flight of Fancy (1952) and Otley (1969). He was married to Alicia Plastow and Wendy Wilkinson. He died on November 7, 2016 in London, England.
Born: Leslie Ronald Young
Died: 7 November 2016 (aged 95)
Singer: "Unchained Melody" (cover)
DJ: BBC Radio 2
76. Leonard Cohen
Soundtrack | Watchmen
Leonard Cohen was born on September 21, 1934 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Leonard Norman Cohen. He died on November 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Died: November 7, 2016 (aged 83)
Singer-songwriter: "Suzanne", "Hallelujah", "First We Take Manhattan"
Poet and Novelist: Let Us Compare Mythologies, Beautiful Losers
77. Julie Gregg
Actress | The Godfather
Julie Gregg was born on January 24, 1937 in Niagara Falls, New York, USA as Beverly Scalzo. She was an actress, known for The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Saga (1977) and Man of La Mancha (1972). She died on November 7, 2016 in Van Nuys, California, USA.
Died: November 7, 2016 (aged 79)
Actress: The Godfather (film), The Happy Time (film), Batman (TV Series)
78. Robert Vaughn
Actor | The Magnificent Seven
Robert Francis Vaughn was born on November 22, 1932 at Charity Hospital in New York City, the son of show business parents, Marcella Frances (Gaudel) and Gerald Walter Vaughn. His father was a radio actor and his mother starred on stage. Robert came to the public's attention first with his ...
Died: November 11, 2016 (aged 83)
Actor: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.(film), The Magnificent Seven (film)
79. Lupita Tovar
Actress | Border Law
Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, Lupita Tovar appeared first in silent Fox films before making the move to Universal and co-starring in the Spanish-language version of 1930's "The Cat Creeps" (La voluntad del muerto (1930)). For the same producer, Czech-born Paul Kohner, she appeared as Eva Seward (the ...
Born: Guadalupe Natalia Tovar
Died: 12 November 2016 (aged 106)
Actress: Drácula (film), Santa (film)
80. Evgeniy Lazarev
Actor | Iron Man 2
Evgeniy Lazarev was born on March 31, 1937 in Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR as Evgeniy Nikolaevitch Lazarev. He is known for his work on Iron Man 2 (2010), The Sum of All Fears (2002) and Duplex (2003). He was married to Akhmatova Obrucheva. He died on November 18, 2016 in Krasnogorsk, ...
(Евгений Николаевич Лазарев)
Died: 18 November 2016 (aged 79)
Actor: Iron Man 2 (film)
81. Peter Sumner
Actor | The Evil Touch
Peter Sumner was born on January 29, 1942 in Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Peter Malcolm Sumner-Potts. He was an actor and director, known for The Evil Touch (1973), Color Me Dead (1969) and Spyforce (1971). He was married to Lynda Stoner and Christina Mary Monsarrat Sims. He died...
Died: 23 November 2016
Actor: Star Wars (film), Cluedo (TV Series), Neighboursand (TV Series) & Home and Away (TV Series).
82. Andrew Sachs
Actor | Fawlty Towers
Andrew Sachs born Andreas Siegfried Sachs was born in Berlin, Germany, he and his family emigrated to London in 1938, to escape persecution under the Nazis. He made his name on British television and rose to fame in the 1970s for his portrayals of the comical Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers ...
Born: Andreas Siegfried Sachs
Died: 23 November 2016 (aged 86)
Actor Fawlty Towers (TV Series), Coronation Street (TV Series) & Hitler: The Last Ten Days (film)
Actress | The Brady Bunch
Florence Henderson was considered by protocol executive Jerold Franks, CSA to be "...one of the most generous stars I have ever worked with." Los Angeles, New York and all parts of the country, Florence has helped raise millions of dollars for various charitable organizations.
Jerold Franks, friend ...
Died: November 24, 2016 (aged 82)
Actress: The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
84. Ron Glass
Actor | Serenity
Ron Glass was born on July 10, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana, USA as Ronald Earle Glass. He was an actor and director, known for Serenity (2005), Lakeview Terrace (2008) and Firefly (2002). He died on November 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Died: 25 November 2016 (aged 71)
Actor Barney Miller (TV Series), Firefly (TV Series) & Lakeview Terrace (Film)
85. Margaret Rhodes
Margaret Rhodes was born on June 9, 1925 in London, England as Margaret Elphinstone. She was married to Denys Gravenor Rhodes. She died on November 25, 2016 in Windsor, Berkshire, England.
Born: Margaret Elphinstone
Died: 25 November 2016 (aged 91)
British writer and cousin of Elizabeth II
86. Valerie Gaunt
Actress | Dracula
Valerie Gaunt was born on June 26, 1932 in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England as Valeria Sheila Gaunt. She was an actress, known for Horror of Dracula (1958), The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and ITV Television Playhouse (1955). She was married to Gerald Alfred Reddington. She died on November ...
Died: 27 November 2016 (aged 84)
Actress: The Curse of Frankenstein (Film), Dracula (Film)
87. Van Williams
Actor | The Green Hornet
You could shoehorn actor Van Williams right in there between the other tall, dark and drop-jaw gorgeous heartthrobs Tom Tryon and John Gavin of the late 1950s/early 1960s who conveyed a similar bland, heroic image. All three were too often given colorless heroes to play on film and/or TV -- roles ...
Died: November 28, 2016
Actor: The Green Hornet (TV series)
88. Alice Drummond
Actress | Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Veteran character actress Alice Drummond was born May 21, 1928 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Sarah Irene (née Alker), a secretary, and Arthur Ruyter, an auto mechanic. She graduated from Pembroke College (Brown University) in 1950. She is best remembered as the frightened librarian at the beginning...
Born: Alice E. Ruyter
Died: November 30, 2016 (aged 88)
Actress: Awakenings (film), Ghostbusters (film) & Where the Heart Is (film)
89. Peter Vaughan
Actor | Brazil
A true character actor in the best sense of the word, offbeat British thespian Peter Vaughan's hefty frame could appear intimidating or marshmallow benevolent; his beady, hollow eyes menacing or tender; his mere presence menacing or avuncular. Adept at playing both sides of the law, his characters ...
Born: Peter Ohm
Died: 6 December 2016 (aged 93)
Actor: Game of Thrones (TV Series), Brazil (Film) & Porridge TV Series)
90. Alan Thicke
Soundtrack | Growing Pains
Alan Thicke was born on March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada as Alan Willis Jeffrey. He was married to Tanya Callau, Gina Marie Tolleson and Gloria Loring. He died on December 13, 2016 in Burbank, California, USA.
Born: Alan Willis Jeffery
Died: December 13, 2016 (aged 69)
Actor: Growing Pains (TV Series), jPod (TV series), Not Quite Human (film)
Father of Robin Thicke
91. Bernard Fox
Actor | Titanic
Endearing, bushy-whiskered Welsh character actor whose screen repertoire seemed to consist for the better part of variations on a similar theme, namely stereotypical stiff-upper-lip or bumbling British gents. The son of an actress and an actor-manager and on stage from early childhood, Fox began ...
Born: Bernard Lawson
Died: 14 December 2016 (aged 89)
Actor Titanic (film), Bewitched (TV Series), The Mummy (film)
92. Henry Heimlich
Henry Heimlich was born on February 3, 1920 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA as Henry Judah Heimlich. He is known for his work on H.E.L.P! - Dr. Henry's Emergency Lessons for People (1979), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) and The Bob Braun Show (1967). He was married to Jane Murray. He ...
Died December 17, 2016 (aged 96)
American physician, inventor of the Heimlich maneuver.
93. Zsa Zsa Gabor
Undoubtedly the woman who had come to epitomize what we recognize today as "celebrity", Zsa Zsa Gabor, is better known for her many marriages, personal appearances, her "dahlink" catchphrase, her actions, life gossip, and quotations on men, rather than her film career.
Zsa Zsa Gabor was born Sári ...
Born: Sári Gábor
Died: December 18, 2016 (aged 99)
Actres: Moulin Rogue (Flim), Touch of Evil (Film), Lili(Film) and socialite
94. Michèle Morgan
Actress | La symphonie pastorale
A classic beauty, blonde French actress Michèle Morgan has been one of her country's most popular leading ladies for over five decades. Born in 1920, she studied acting under René Simon and began her career at 15 working as a film extra to pay for drama classes. The young actress soon caught the ...
Born: Simone Renée Roussel
Died: 20 December 2016 (aged 96)
Actress (Gribouille (film), Passage to Marseille (film), Joan of Paris (film)
95. Deddie Davies
Actress | Pride
Deddie Davies was born on March 2, 1938 in Bridgend, Wales as Gillian Nancy Davies. She was an actress, known for Pride (2014), Vanity Fair (1967) and The Railway Children (1970). She was married to Paddy Ward. She died on December 21, 2016 in the UK.
Born: Gillian Davies
Died: 21 December 2016 (aged 78)
Actress: The Railway Children (film), Stella (TV Series)
96. Rick Parfitt
Soundtrack | Once Upon a Time in the Midlands
Rick Parfitt was born on October 12, 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England as Richard John Parfitt. He was an actor, known for Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002), Paul Is Dead (2000) and Guitars, Guns and Paradise! (2013). He was married to Lyndsay Whitburn, Patty Beedon and Marietta Booker. He died...
Birth name : Richard John Parfitt
Died: 24 December 2016 (aged 68)
Musician and songwriter: Status Quo (band) "Rock around the world"
97. Liz Smith
Actress | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Liz Smith found fame as an actress at an age when most people are considering retirement. It was a long road to eventual stardom, during which she struggled to raise a family after a broken marriage. She became best-known for her roles in The Vicar of Dibley (1994) and The Royle Family but her ...
Born: Betty Gleadle
Died: 24 December 2016 (aged 95)
Actress: The Royle Family (TV Series), The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series)
98. George Michael
Soundtrack | Beverly Hills Cop II
George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in Finchley, north London, in the United Kingdom, to Lesley Angold (Harrison), a dancer, and Kyriacos Panayiotou, a restaurateur. His father was a Greek Cypriot, and his mother was of English background. He first discovered fame as a musician ...
Birth name: Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou
Died: 25 December 2016 (aged 53)
Singer Wham! (Band) and songwriter "Careless Whisper", "Last Christmas"
99. Carrie Fisher
Actress | Star Wars
Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return ...
Died: December 27, 2016 (aged 60)
Actress Star Wars (Films), Hannah and Her Sisters (film), novelist and screenwriter Postcards from the Edge
Daughter of Debbie Reynolds
100. Debbie Reynolds
Actress | Singin' in the Rain
Debbie Reynolds was born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Maxine N. (Harmon) and Raymond Francis Reynolds, a carpenter for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Her film career began at MGM after she won a beauty contest at age 16 impersonating Betty Hutton. Reynolds wasn't a ...
Born: Mary Frances Reynolds
Died: December 28, 2016 (aged 84)
Actress Singin' in the Rain (film), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (film), Irene (film)
Mother of Carrie Fisher