Deceased Newhart Actorsby inappropriatecommentsguy | created - 13 Sep 2014 | updated - 16 Sep 2014 | Public
1. 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...
2. Tom Poston
Actor | Christmas with the Kranks
Veteran comedic actor Tom Poston, he with the bugged-out eyes that commonly accentuated a vague look of bewilderment, was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1921 and, by age nine, was appearing with an acrobatic troupe. He was attending Bethany College in West Virginia when World War II broke out and he ...
Actress | The Bob Newhart Show
Suzanne Pleshette achieved television immortality in her role as Bob Newhart's wife in the 1970s classic situation comedy, The Bob Newhart Show (1972). For her role as "Emily Hartley", wife of psychologist "Bob Hartley" (played by Bob Newhart), Pleshette was nominated for the Emmy Award twice, in ...
Actor | Firefox
Talented American leading and supporting actor, though often underrated, David Huffman was a familiar face in films and on television in the 1970s and 80s. The great success he had achieved, was cut short after he was tragically murdered in 1985.
He had been appearing on Broadway for a number of ...
Murdered at the age of 39 in 1985 while being a good Samaritan.
5. Jack Dodson
Actor | The Getaway
Jack Dodson was arguably best known for playing "Howard Sprague", the somewhat geeky county clerk on The Andy Griffith Show (1960). This amazingly funny character actor endeared himself to 60s and 70s audiences as the straight-laced "straight man" to the "comic idiot" character "Goober". He brought...
Best remembered as Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show.
6. Natalie Core
Actress | Tonari no Totoro
Natalie Core was born on February 21, 1919 in Ford City, Pennsylvania, USA as Natalie Harris Hamund Core. She was an actress, known for My Neighbor Totoro (1988), The Ice Pirates (1984) and Dunston Checks In (1996). She died on October 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
7. Bill Quinn
Actor | Twilight Zone: The Movie
Bill Quinn was born on May 6, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as William Tyrrell Quinn. He was an actor, known for Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) and The Birds (1963). He was married to Mary Catherine Roden. He died on April 29, 1994 in Camarillo, ...
Actress | Dog Day Afternoon
Estelle Omens was born on October 11, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Marathon Man (1976) and Mr. Mom (1983). She was married to Frank Gregory. She died on December 5, 1983 in North Hollywood, California, USA.
Actor | On Golden Pond
William Lanteau was born on November 12, 1922 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, USA as William Lanctot. He was an actor, known for On Golden Pond (1981), The Honeymoon Machine (1961) and Wonder Woman (1975). He died on November 3, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
11. David Byrd
Actor | Tango & Cash
David Byrd was born on September 3, 1932 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Tango & Cash (1989), Lost Highway (1997) and The Hudsucker Proxy (1994). He was married to Anne Gee Byrd. He died on January 26, 2001 in Studio City, California, USA.
13. Roy London
Director | Diary of a Hitman
In the last fifteen years of Roy London's life, he became the premier acting coach in Hollywood. He has been cited as a profound influence on film acting. He taught over two hundred and fifty actors weekly, and coached many more privately. In addition to preparing his clients for performances, ...
15. Paddi Edwards
Actress | Hercules
Paddi Edwards was born on March 8, 1931 in Bristol, England as Patricia Mary Ursula Edwards. She was an actress, known for Hercules (1997), The Little Mermaid (1989) and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). She died on October 18, 1999 in Encino, California, USA.
16. Rue McClanahan
Actress | The Golden Girls
A New York stage actress in the 1950s, McClanahan was plucked from the stage by Norman Lear for roles on All in the Family (1971) and later Maude (1972). For two years (1982 - 1984), she played "Aunt Fran" on Mama's Family (1983) until her character was killed off and she joined the cast of Golden ...
Best remembered as Blanche Devereaux on "The Golden Girls".
17. Dana Elcar
Actor | The Sting
Dana Elcar was born on October 10, 1927 in Ferndale, Michigan, USA as Ibson Dana Elcar. He was an actor and director, known for The Sting (1973), MacGyver (1985) and 2010 (1984). He was married to Marianne Torrance, Margaret "Peggy" Romano and Katherine Frances Mead. He died on June 6, 2005 in ...
19. Dorothy Meyer
Actress | Cobra
A comedic mainstay on several sitcoms of the 1970s, she is best remembered for making a career out of playing wisecracking maids, neighbors, friends, nurses, and church ladies. The daughter of a Presbyterian minister, her childhood was spent on the Bible Belt where she appeared singing and acting ...
Actor | Eraser
Beefy, roughhewn actor Robert Pastorelli was a former boxer and an admitted drug addict before he cleaned up his act and pursued theater work in New York in such 1970s productions as "Rebel Without a Cause," "The Rainmaker," and "Death of a Salesman," he headed west and turned to film and TV in ...
Best remembered as Eldin on "Murphy Brown" the guy that took 10 years to paint Murphy's house.
21. Julius Carry
Actor | The Last Dragon
Julius Carry was born on March 12, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Last Dragon (1985), The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993) and The New Guy (2002). He was married to Naomi and Kathy Smith. He died on August 19, 2008 in Studio City, California, USA.
23. Ollie O'Toole
Actor | The Oregon Trail
Ollie O'Toole was born on April 2, 1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as John F. Toole. He was an actor, known for The Oregon Trail (1959), Mission: Impossible (1966) and The Invaders (1967). He was married to Mildred L. He died on February 25, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
26. James Avery
Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Although known as the uncle/patriarch and judge "Philip Banks" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), James Avery was a classically trained actor and scholar. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he joined the US Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Upon...
27. Ruth Gordon
Actress | Rosemary's Baby
When Ruth Gordon convinced her father, a sea captain, to let her pursue acting she came to New York and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She acted in a few silents made at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1915. She made her Broadway debut in "Peter Pan" as Nibs the same year. The next 20 ...
28. Ray Walston
Actor | Popeye
Ray Walston started his acting career as a spear carrier with a local stock company. When the family moved to Houston, Texas, Walston's father wanted to teach him the oil business, but Walston instead joined a traveling repertory company (selling tickets as well as acting). He went on to associate ...
29. Ford Rainey
Actor | Halloween II
American character actor of stage, films, and television. A native of Idaho, Rainey was the son of a colorful character who was, among many other things, a champion of local dance contests. As a boy, Rainey was painfully shy, but found an outlet in school plays. He pursued stage work in regional ...
31. Parley Baer
Actor | License to Drive
Parley Baer was born on August 5, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Parley Edward Baer. He was an actor, known for License to Drive (1988), A Fever in the Blood (1961) and Dave (1993). He was married to Ernestine Clark. He died on November 22, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
32. Ed Morgan
Actor | Wag the Dog
Ed Morgan was born on December 31, 1926 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Edwin T. Morgan. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Wag the Dog (1997), For Love of the Game (1999) and You Light Up My Life (1977). He was married to Betsy Musick Morgan. He died on January 27, 2013 in Toluca Lake...
33. Jeff Corey
Actor | Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Jeff Corey was a film and television character actor, as well as one of the top acting teachers in America.
Corey was born Arthur Zwerling on August 10, 1914 in New York City, New York, to Mary (Peskin), a Russian Jewish immigrant, and Nathan Zwerling, an Austrian Jewish immigrant. He was an ...
34. John Ingle
Actor | Heathers
John Ingle was born on May 7, 1928 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as John Houston Ingle. He was an actor, known for Heathers (1989), Death Becomes Her (1992) and General Hospital (1963). He was married to Grace-Lynne Martin. He died on September 16, 2012 in Altadena, California, USA.
36. Philip Sterling
Actor | The Golden Girls
Philip Sterling made his Broadway debut in 1955 in the Cole Porter musical ''Silk Stockings.'' His most prominent role on Broadway was that of the adulterous father in Neil Simon's 1986 comedy ''Broadway Bound.'' He also appeared in Ron Cowen's ''Summertree'' and in Gore Vidal's ''An Evening With ...
37. José Ferrer
Actor | Dune
José Ferrer was born on January 8, 1912 in Santurce, Puerto Rico as José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón. He was an actor, known for Dune (1984), Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) and Moulin Rouge (1952). He was married to Stella Daphne Magee, Rosemary Clooney, Phyllis Hill and Uta Hagen. He died on ...
Actress | MacGyver
Priscilla Morrill was born on June 4, 1927 in Medford, Massachusetts, USA as Priscilla Alden Morrill. She was an actress, known for MacGyver (1985), Mork & Mindy (1978) and The F.B.I. (1965). She was married to Paul Hendley Bryson. She died on November 9, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
39. Richard Stahl
Actor | Overboard
Richard Stahl was born on January 4, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Overboard (1987), The American President (1995) and L.A. Story (1991). He was married to Kathryn Ish. He died on June 18, 2006 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
41. Estelle Getty
Actress | The Golden Girls
She was truly one mother of a mom...on stage, on film and on TV. A favorite firecracker on 80s and 90s television, tiny character player Estelle Getty became best known for her carping, meddlesome moms -- complete with bemused, cynical looks, irreverent digs and dead-pan Henny Youngman-like ...
42. Kate Williamson
Actress | Disclosure
Kate Williamson was born on September 19, 1931 in Ellenville, New York, USA as Robina Jane Sparks. She was an actress, known for Disclosure (1994), JAG (1995) and Dream Lover (1993). She was married to Al Ruscio. She died on December 6, 2013 in Encino, California, USA.
43. Murray Matheson
Actor | Twilight Zone: The Movie
Urbane, grey-eyed, silver-haired Australian-born character actor, notable for his smooth manner and clipped upper-class English diction. A grazier's son, Matheson first worked as a clerk in a bank in Geelong, Victoria. However, his overriding ambition to become an actor caused him to abscond to ...
45. George Wallace
Actor | Forbidden Planet
George Wallace was born in New York and, at age 13, moved with his mom and her new husband to McMechen, West Virginia, a coal mining town where the boy began working in the mines. He joined the Navy in 1936, got out in 1940, and then went right back in again when World War II started. A chief ...
46. Iron Eyes Cody
Actor | Sitting Bull
Iron Eyes Cody was born Espera or "Oscar" DeCorti, the son of two first-generation immigrants from Italy. In 1924 he moved to California, changed his name from "DeCorti" to "Corti" to Cody, and started working as an actor, presenting himself as a Native American. He married an Indian woman, Bertha ...
49. Alan North
Actor | See No Evil, Hear No Evil
After wartime naval service, Alan North began his show business career as a stage manager in New York. He first worked on Broadway in "Plain and Fancy", doubling up as understudy for the small part of Isaac Miller. The play had a successful run between 1955 and 1956 (461 performances) and this led ...
51. Anne Haney
Actress | Liar Liar
Anne Haney held prominent roles acting on stage, on the screen, and on TV. All these achievements came in her mid 40s, after she had raised a daughter and buried a husband. It wasn't until after she had packed her daughter off to college and "the maid quit", as she said, that she decided to try her...
52. John C. Becher
Actor | Gremlins
John C. Becher was born on January 13, 1915 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for Gremlins (1984), The United States Steel Hour (1953) and The Man Who Wasn't There (1983). He was married to Margaret. He died on September 20, 1986 in Hollywood, California, USA.
53. Billie Bird
Actress | Sixteen Candles
Vaudeville comedienne Billie Bird Sellen was discovered at an orphanage at the age of eight years and hired to tour theater circuits with a vaudeville troupe. During the Vietnam War she accompanied 12 USO tours entertaining the troops in the war zone in the 1960s and 1970s. She had worked as ...
54. Michael Currie
Actor | Sudden Impact
Character actor Michael Currie was born Herman Christian Schwenk Jr. on July 24, 1928 in Kingston, New York. His parents were Herman C. Schwenk and Mabel Lockwood. Currie was the youngest of three children. He attended Kingston High School, where he sang in the a cappella choir and played football....
56. David Wayne
Actor | The Andromeda Strain
His father was an insurance executive; his mother died when he was four. He attended Western Michigan University then worked as a statistician in Cleveland where he joined a Shakespeare repertory company. Two years later he had a minor role in "The American Way" in New York. He was rejected by the ...
57. Jean Hayworth
Actress | Hunter
Jean Hayworth was born on March 2, 1905 in Colorado, USA as Jean Owens Hayworth. She was an actress, known for Hunter (1984), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and Matinee Theatre (1955). She was married to Vinton Hayworth. She died on August 22, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
59. Tom Kindle
Actor | The Rocketeer
Tom Kindle, a character actor, appeared in numerous television series, features, and on stage. Following military service in South Vietnam, Kindle attended the U. of North Carolina and by 1975 was acting in Off Broadway plays, including "The Soldier". Additional legit credits included "A Touch of ...
60. Sorrell Booke
Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard
Sorrell Booke was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930, the son of a local physician. He found his calling early in life, like most actors, when his family encouraged him to entertain relatives by doing impressions and telling jokes. He went on to study at Yale and Columbia University, and mastered ...
Best remembered as Boss Hogg on "The Dukes of Hazzard".
61. Raleigh Bond
Actor | Pennies from Heaven
Raleigh Bond was born on July 20, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Raleigh Verne Bond. He was an actor, known for Pennies from Heaven (1981), Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) and Nobody's Perfect (1980). He was married to Mary Lou Bond. He died on August 10, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Actor | Knight Rider
James T. Callahan was born on October 4, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as James Thomas Callahan. He was an actor, known for Knight Rider (1982), The Runaways (1978) and Black Sheep Squadron (1976). He was married to Peggy Cannon. He died on August 3, 2007 in Fallbrook, California, USA.
65. Peter Hobbs
Actor | The Man with Two Brains
Peter Hobbs was born on January 18, 1918 in Etretat, France. He was an actor, known for The Man with Two Brains (1983), The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Sleeper (1973). He was married to Carolyn Adams and Patience Cleveland. He died on January 2, 2011 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Actress | Fatal Attraction
Marilyn Schreffler was born on June 14, 1945 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as Marilyn Sue Schreffler. She was an actress, known for Fatal Attraction (1987), The Golden Child (1986) and Jaws: The Revenge (1987). She died on January 7, 1988 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
67. Keith Charles
Actor | The Royal Tenenbaums
Keith Charles was born on March 4, 1934 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Drop Dead Fred (1991) and The Secret Storm (1954). He was married to Nancy Ford. He died on July 1, 2008 in New York City, New York, USA.
68. Helen Page Camp
Actress | The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Helen Page Camp was born on December 27, 1930 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She was an actress, known for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), The Love Boat (1977) and The Wild Wild West (1965). She died on August 1, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
69. Kathryn Fuller
Actress | Say Anything...
Kathryn Fuller of La Cañada Flintridge, actress and member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA) and Actors' Equity Association (AEA) -- who was affectionately known to her family as "America's Favorite Actress" -- passed away peacefully at home on May 24, 2012, due to natural causes. She was 89. ...
71. Sam Whipple
Actor | The Rock
Sam Whipple was born on September 25, 1960 in Venice, California, USA as Sampson E. Whipple. He was an actor, known for The Rock (1996), Seven Days (1998) and The Doors (1991). He died on June 3, 2002 in Los Angeles, California.
Also known for playing the phone man Elaine contemplates killing in "Seinfeld's" The Maid.
72. Byron Webster
Actor | The Poseidon Adventure
Byron Webster made 1951 his film debut in Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951). He moved to the USA in 1952 and settled in Chicago, Illinois. Acting assignments were few in Chicago, and he supplemented his income working for British European Airways. After some local area (Illinois) theatre work,...
73. Don Diamond
Actor | Zorro
Brooklyn-born Don Diamond's most famous role is probably that of the scheming and ambitious, but inept and somewhat cowardly, underling Crazy Cat to Frank DeKova's Chief Wild Eagle in the cult western comedy series F Troop (1965). By the time he got that role he had been an actor for quite some ...
74. Roy Brocksmith
Actor | Total Recall
Roy Brocksmith began his career on the bar at Hap Kuhl's Tavern in his native Quincy, Illinois, at the age of three. As a boy soprano, he performed in churches, schools, and appeared regularly on local radio and television programs. At 16, he taught at the local children's theater. Two years later ...
76. Lyle Talbot
Lyle Talbot, who appeared in over 150 movies from leads in Warner Bros.' "pre-Code" pictures to countless supporting roles, and later enjoyed a steady TV career as a character actor, was born Lysle Henderson on February 8, 1902, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up in a small town in Nebraska, ...
78. Hank Robinson
Actor | Brewster's Millions
Tall (6'1"), tough, and burly actor, extra, and baseball player Hank Robinson was born Henry Ford Robinson on March 27, 1923 in Covington, Tennessee. Robinson grew up on a sharecropper farm in rural Tennessee and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Hank spent thirteen seasons playing in ...
79. Edwin Newman
Self | The Pelican Brief
Edwin Newman was born on January 25, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as Edwin Harold Newman. He was an actor and writer, known for The Pelican Brief (1993), Spies Like Us (1985) and My Fellow Americans (1996). He was married to Rigel Grell. He died on August 13, 2010 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, ...
80. Phil Rubenstein
Actor | Tango & Cash
Phil Rubenstein was born on August 3, 1940 in Bronx, New York, USA as Phillip Martin Rubenstein. He was an actor, known for Tango & Cash (1989), RoboCop 2 (1990) and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). He was married to Joan. He died on June 26, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
81. William Windom
Actor | Uncle Buck
A man of all mediums, this veteran, Manhattan-born character actor was named after his great-grandfather, Lincolnesque Congressman William Windom. Born in 1923, the son of Paul Windom, an architect, and the former Isobel Wells Peckham, Bill attended Williams College and the University of Kentucky, ...
Actor | The Howling
Christopher Stone was an occasional lead and supporting actor. Although he never achieved major stardom, he was still quite a busy actor in films and on television throughout the 1980s and early 90s. Stone achieved his first major role as "Dr. Pooch Hardin" on the 1970s TV series The Interns (1970)...
83. Russell Johnson
Actor | Gilligan's Island
Long before he was known as "The Professor" in the cult comedy classic Gilligan's Island (1964), Russell Johnson was a well-known character actor, starring in several Westerns and Sci-Fi classics as This Island Earth (1955) and It Came from Outer Space (1953). Johnson grew up in Pennsylvania and ...
Best remembered as the Professor on "Gilligan's Island".