Deaths: December 18by bcampos862 | created - 19 Dec 2016 | updated - 11 Dec 2018 | Public
2. Anne Revere
Actress | Gentleman's Agreement
Veteran character actress Anne Revere became another in the long line of talented artists whose careers would crash under the weight of the "Red Scare" hysteria that tore through Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in Manhattan and a direct descendant of Revolutionary War figure Paul Revere, ...
Actress | Lady, Let's Dance
Exalted by her adoring fans as "Belita, the Ice Maiden", this Hollywood lady-in-waiting to Sonja Henie was born Maria Belita Jepson-Turner in Hampshire, England, on October 21, 1923. Trained in dance not long after learning how to walk (age 2), she went on to study ballet with Sir Anton Dolin. ...
4. Chris Farley
Actor | Tommy Boy
Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley and John Farley. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette ...
5. Connie Hines
Actress | Mister Ed
Connie Hines was born on March 24, 1931 in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA as Constance Faith Hines. She was an actress, known for Mister Ed (1958), Thunder in Carolina (1960) and Sea Hunt (1958). She was married to Lee Savin. She died on December 18, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
Actor | Producers' Showcase
Legendary for his preening, prancing, delightfully playful villain Captain Hook on the award-winning stage (as well as TV) opposite America's musical treasure Mary Martin, beloved musical star Cyril Ritchard had a vast career that would last six decades, but "Peter Pan" would become his prime ...
Director | Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Writer/director/producer Danny Steinmann was the son of noted East Coast art collector Herbert R. Steinmann. Danny made his debut as both writer and director with the funky hardcore porno picture High Rise (1973), on which he used the alias Danny Stone. Steinmann was a production associate on ...
8. Diana Lynn
Actress | The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
She was a child prodigy and pianist at age 10; her first movie role was as one of the children in They Shall Have Music (1939), in which you see her playing the piano. She made another film, The Hard-Boiled Canary (1941), under the name Dolly (a short version of her real name, Dolores). She signed ...
Actor | Decoy
Although a veteran of over 70 feature films including many grade A classics, Norris was best known as the star of many Bs, thanks to his appearances in innumerable second features during the 1930s and 1940s. The son of a prominent gynecologist, Septimus Edward Norris, he grew up in Philadelphia. At...
10. Gordie Tapp
Writer | Sweet Country Music
Gordie Tapp was born on June 4, 1922 in London, Ontario, Canada as Gordon Robert Tapp. He was a writer and actor, known for Sweet Country Music (1983), Wild Horse Hank (1979) and Hee Haw (1969). He was married to Constance Helen Mair. He died on December 18, 2016 in Burlington, Ontario.
11. Irving Caesar
Soundtrack | Entrapment
Composer, songwriter ("Swanee", "Tea for Two", "Crazy Rhythm", "Just a Gigolo"), author and publisher, educated at Chautauqua Mountain Institute and City College of New York. He was a stenographer aboard the Henry Ford Peace Ship during World War I. He joined ASCAP in 1920 and was a director ...
12. Jack Douglas
Actor | Carry on Columbus
Coming from a theatrical family, Jack Douglas' entry into show business was as a producer, however, not as a performer. His father was a theatrical producer, and Jack followed in his footsteps at an early age--he produced his first show at 15. Douglas showed no interest in the performing end of the...
13. Joan Tabor
Actress | Dante
Joan Tabor was born on September 16, 1932 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA as Marilyn Joan Tabor. She was an actress, known for Dante (1960), The Red Skelton Hour (1951) and Espionage: Far East (1961). She was married to Broderick Crawford and Abraham David Gold. She died on December 18, 1968 in ...
15. Joseph Barbera
Producer | ABC Afterschool Specials
Joseph Barbera was born on March 24, 1911 in Little Italy, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Roland Barbera. He was a producer and director, known for ABC Afterschool Specials (1972), The Smurfs (1981) and Scooby-Doo (2002). He was married to Sheila Holden and Dorothy Earl. He died ...
16. Kirsty MacColl
Soundtrack | Run All Night
English songwriter and singer Kristy MacColl had hits with such albums as "Kite" (1989), "Titanic Days" (1994) and "Tropical Brainstorm" (2000). Her first hit as a songwriter was "They Don't Know" for Tracey Ullman in 1983. Her trademark style is a sharp wit allied to strong melodies. Her work ...
17. Larry Harris
Number 2 man at Casablanca Records founded by his second cousin Neil Bogart.
18. Larry Lujack
Larry Lujack was born on June 6, 1940 in Quasqueton, Iowa as Larry Lee Blankenburg. He was an actor, known for A Video History of the American Radio Personality! (2013). He was married to Judith Seguin and Gina. He died on December 18, 2013 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
19. Leo Reisman
Soundtrack | Idlewild
Society dance band leader of the 1920's and 30's, who started as a 12-year old teenager playing the violin with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He put together his own band in 1919 and began a prolific recording career with Columbia two years later. Reisman was able to secure residency at the ...
20. Lilia Skala
Actress | Lilies of the Field
Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, Lilia Skala's parents were Katharina Skala (Catholic) and Julius Sofer (Jewish). Her father worked as a manufacturers representative for the Waldes Kohinoor company. Lilia Skala had two sisters, Lisl (later known in the United States as Elizabeth Polk, later a ...
Actress | The Outlaw Josey Wales
Madeleine Taylor Holmes was born on August 6, 1914 in Forest Hills, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Fatso (1980) and Pumpkinhead (1988). She was married to Victor Osorio. She died on December 18, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
22. Majel Barrett
Actress | Star Trek: First Contact
Majel Barrett was born on February 23, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Majel Leigh Hudec. She was an actress and producer, known for Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Generations (1994) and Westworld (1973). She was married to Gene Roddenberry. She died on December 18, 2008 in Bel Air, ...
23. Mark Felt
Mark Felt grew up in a modest Idaho home. He graduated from the University of Idaho and attended George Washington University Law School. Felt joined the FBI in 1942 and worked his way up to become assistant director to J. Edgar Hoover in 1965, succeeding to the No. 2 position of Associate Director...
24. Nick Stewart
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Nick Stewart was born on March 15, 1910 in New York City, New York, USA as Horace Winfred Stewart. He was an actor, known for It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), Song of the South (1946) and Carmen Jones (1954). He was married to Edna Stewart. He died on December 18, 2000 in Los Angeles, ...
25. Norberto Díaz
Actor | Sheik
Norberto Díaz was born on March 1, 1952 in Buenos Aires City, Distrito Federal, Argentina as Norberto Osvaldo Díaz. He was an actor, known for Sheik (1995), Celeste, siempre Celeste (1993) and Yago, Pure Passion (2001). He was married to Alejandra Abreu. He died on December 18, 2010 in Buenos Aires...
26. Robert Bresson
Writer | Au hasard Balthazar
Robert Bresson trained as a painter before moving into films as a screenwriter, making a short film (atypically a comedy), Public Affairs (1934) in 1934. After spending more than a year as a German POW during World War II, he made his debut with Angels of Sin (1943) in 1943. His next film, Les ...
27. Robert Gunner
Actor | Planet of the Apes
Robert Gunner was born on July 27, 1931 in North Plainfield, New Jersey, USA as Robert Wolfmayer. He was an actor, known for Planet of the Apes (1968), The Jackals (1967) and The Green Hornet (1966). He died on December 18, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
28. Ronald Wolfe
Writer | On the Buses
Ronald Wolfe was born on August 8, 1922 in Stoke Newington, London, England as Harvey Ronald Wolfe-Luberoff. He is known for his work on On the Buses (1969), The Rag Trade (1961) and On the Buses (1971). He was married to Rose Krieger. He died on December 18, 2011 in London.
29. Ruud de Wolff
Actor | My Blue Heaven
Came to Holland in 1949 together with his family. After school time he performed with his brother Riem several times and even made a few studio recordings. In 1960 they made their first hit called Ramona a cover from the Everly Brothers. This became a number one hit in Holland, Belgium, Switzerland...
30. Sam Wanamaker
Actor | Raw Deal
Actor and director Sam Wanamaker was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, Molly (Babell) and Maurice Wattenmaker, a tailor. He studied at Drake University, IA, then trained at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, worked with summer stock companies in Chicago as an actor and director, and...
31. Steve James
Actor | To Live and Die in L.A.
Steve James was often cast in action movies as the hero's sidekick, despite usually being a better actor and fighter than the star. James was raised in New York City, attended C.W. Post College as an Arts and Film major, and upon graduating, became involved in stage work and TV commercials. He ...
33. Václav Havel
Writer | Odcházení
Václav Havel was born on October 5, 1936 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He was a writer and actor, known for Leaving (2011), The Beggar's Opera (1991) and Heart Beat 3D (2010). He was married to Dagmar Havlová and Olga Splíchalová. He died on December 18, 2011 in Hrádecek, Czech Republic.
34. Virna Lisi
Actress | La Reine Margot
Italian goddess Virna Lisi was merely one of a plethora of European movie beauties who proved over the course of their long careers, that they were capable of more than just visual performances. Born in 1936 as Virna Pieralisi, she began her film career as a teenager in 1953. Cast more for her ...
Producer | The Julie Andrews Hour
William O. Harbach was born on October 12, 1919 in Yonkers, New York, USA as William Otto Harbach. He was a producer and director, known for The Julie Andrews Hour (1972), The Hollywood Palace (1964) and Gypsy in My Soul (1976). He was married to Barbara Schmid Vought, Fay Caulkins Palmer and ...
36. Wolf C. Hartwig
Producer | Cross of Iron
Wolf C. Hartwig was born on September 8, 1919 in Düsseldorf, Germany as Wolfgang Kurt Hartwig. He was a producer and actor, known for Cross of Iron (1977), Mission to Hell (1964) and Mutiny in the South Seas (1965). He was married to Véronique Vendell. He died on December 18, 2017 in Paris, France.
37. 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 ...