Date of Death between 2020-01-01 and 2020-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Kirk Douglas
Actor | Spartacus
Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. ...
2. Kobe Bryant
Producer | Dear Basketball
Kobe Bryant was an American professional basketball player. As a shooting guard, Bryant played his entire 20-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships. Bryant was an 18-time ...
3. Terry Jones
Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Terry Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, the son of Dilys Louisa (Newnes), a homemaker, and Alick George Parry Jones, a bank clerk. His older brother is production designer Nigel Jones. His grandparents were involved in the entertainment business, having managed the local Amateur Operatic ...
4. Kevin Conway
Actor | Gettysburg
Kevin Conway was born on May 29, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA as Kevin B Conway. He was an actor and director, known for Gettysburg (1993), Thirteen Days (2000) and Invincible (2006). He was married to Mila Burnette. He died on February 5, 2020 in Manhattan, New York City.
Producer | M*A*S*H
Gene Reynolds might have fulfilled a youthful ambition and become a baseball player. However, his father's business failed and the family relocated from their erstwhile home in Detroit to Los Angeles in 1934.
Eugene Reynolds Blumenthal was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Maude Evelyn (Schwab) ...
6. Orson Bean
Actor | Being John Malkovich
Orson Bean, the American actor, television personality and author, was born Dallas Frederick Burrows on July 22, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont to George Frederick Burrows, a policeman who later went on to become the chief of campus police at Harvard University, and the former Marion Ainsworth Pollard...
Actress | Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS
American actress and performer Dyanne Thorne began her career in show business as a band vocalist and New York stage actress. Before breaking onto the silver screen, she was popular as a comedic sketch artist/talking foil. Comedy albums, with Allen & Rossi, Vaughn Meader and Loman & Barkley earned ...
9. Alan Harris
Stand-in and bit player Alan Harris was born on May 28, 1938 in Enfield, Middlesex, London, England. Harris worked as a male model before going on to embark on a career in both films and television as an extra and stand-in. Alan not only appeared in several Star Wars movies in uncredited minor ...
10. Stan Kirsch
Actor | Highlander
Stan Kirsch was born on July 15, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA as Stanley Benjamin Kirsch. He is known for his work on Highlander (1992), Straight Eye: The Movie (2004) and JAG (1995). He was married to Kristyn Green. He died on January 11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
11. José Luis Cuerda
Director | La lengua de las mariposas
José Luis Cuerda was born on February 18, 1947 in Albacete, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. He was a director and writer, known for Butterfly (1999), The Others (2001) and The Blind Sunflowers (2008). He died on February 4, 2020 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
12. Marj Dusay
Actress | All My Children
Marj Dusay was born on February 20, 1936 in Russell, Kansas, USA as Marjorie Ellen Pivonka Mahoney. She was an actress, known for All My Children (1970), Guiding Light (1952) and Star Trek: The Original Series (1966). She was married to Thomas Perine and John Murray Dusay. She died on January 28, ...
13. Robert Conrad
Actor | Baa Baa Black Sheep
Robert Conrad was a graduate of Northwestern University, spending his first few years out of school supporting himself and his family by driving a milk truck and singing in a Chicago cabaret. Conrad befriended up-and-coming actor Nick Adams during this period, and it was Adams who helped Conrad get...
Writer | Where Are the Children?
In 2002 Mary Higgins Clark published her memoir "Kitchen Privileges". The book describes her upbringing, first marriage and how she became such a famous author. Meanwhile 36 movies have been made that are based on Mary Higgins Clark's thrillers. For a while Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter ...
15. Edd Byrnes
Actor | Grease
Edd Byrnes was born Edward Byrne Breitenberger on July 30, 1932 in New York City, the son of Mary (Byrne) and Augustus "Gus" Breitenberger. Edd shared an impoverished and unhappy childhood with brother Vincent and sister Jo-Ann. Their mother worked hard at various jobs to keep the family together ...
16. Jörn Donner
Producer | Fanny och Alexander
Jörn Donner grew up in a Swedish-speaking family belonging to the Finnish upper class. Already as a student he had radical leftist ideas displayed in magazines and newspapers. His first novel appeared in 1951 when Donner was only 18 years old. He graduated from the University of Helsinki in 1959. ...
Actress | Wall Street
Monique van Vooren was born on March 25, 1927 in Brussels, Belgium as Monique Bronz. She was an actress, known for Wall Street (1987), Ça va barder (1955) and Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957). She was married to Gerard Purcell and Curt H Pfenniger. She died on January 25, 2020 in New York City, ...
18. John Karlen
Actor | Cagney & Lacey
John Karlen was born on May 28, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as John Adam Karlewicz. He was an actor, known for Cagney & Lacey (1981), Dark Shadows (1966) and House of Dark Shadows (1970). He was married to Betty Karlen. He died on January 22, 2020 in Burbank, California, USA.
19. Fred Silverman
Producer | In the Heat of the Night
Fred Silverman was born in 1937, and quickly grew up into the television business. After starting out in the mail-room of ABC-TV in the late 1950s, he rose to director of program development at WGN-TV, Chicago in the early '60s. One day, he abandoned his car during a snowstorm and boarded a plane ...
20. Buck Henry
Writer | The Graduate
Prolific, multi-talented comedy writer, story editor, actor and director. His father was an Air Force general (Paul Steinberg Zuckerman) turned stockbroker and his mother was silent screen star Ruth Taylor, formerly a member of Mack Sennett's bathing beauties. Buck Henry's first fling with comedy ...
21. Jack Burns
Writer | The Muppet Movie
Jack Burns was born on November 15, 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as John Francis Burns. He was an actor and writer, known for The Muppet Movie (1979), The Muppet Show (1976) and We've Got Each Other (1977). He was married to Violet Ruth Torre. He died on January 27, 2020 in Toluca Lake, ...
23. Lynn Cohen
Actress | Munich
Lynn Cohen was born on August 10, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Lynn Harriette Kay. She is an actress, known for Munich (2005), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and Eagle Eye (2008). She has been married to Ronald Theodore Cohen since June 3, 1964. She was previously married to ...
24. Paula Kelly
Actress | The Andromeda Strain
Tall, graceful, supremely accomplished American actress, singer, dancer and choreographer Paula Kelly was born in Jacksonville, Florida, one of three daughters, to Ruth and Lehman Kelly. The family moved to Harlem in New York when she was six years old. Unlike her siblings, she had strong musical ...
25. Derek Fowlds
Actor | Yes Minister
London-born character actor who came to the fore on television as 'Mr. Derek', straight man to the children's puppet Basil Brush (succeeding Rodney Bewes in that capacity), then as private secretary and political advisor Bernard Woolley, diligently keeping the reins on obtuse British Cabinet ...
26. Douglas Knapp
Camera Department | Escape from New York
Doug Knapp is a graduate of University Southern California school of Cinematic Arts (1972). Member of International Cinematograpers Guild, ICG Local 600 (1977 - 2011) as Camera Operator and Director of Photography on hundreds of television shows and feature films. Doug has been filming since the ...
27. Jane Milmore
Producer | Daddy Dearest
Jane Milmore was born on March 25, 1955 in Laramie, Wyoming, USA. She was a producer and writer, known for Daddy Dearest (1993), Anything But Love (1989) and Newhart (1982). She was married to Richard Vaczy. She died on February 4, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
28. Robert Harper
Actor | Once Upon a Time in America
Robert Harper was born on May 19, 1951 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Creepshow (1982) and The War of the Roses (1989). He was married to Sascha Noorthoorn van der Kruyff and Lisa Pelikan. He died on January 23, 2020 in Rotterdam, ...
29. Nicholas Parsons
Actor | Happy Is the Bride
Nicholas Parsons was without doubt one of the UK's most popular and beloved television and radio personalities, and very few can claim to have had such a long entertainment career. The son of a doctor, he was raised in Lincolnshire until the age of eight, when the family moved to London. He was ...
33. Ann E. Todd
Actress | The Blue Bird
Ann E. Todd was born Ann Todd Phillips on August 26, 1931, in Denver, Colorado. Both of her parents had extensive careers in music; her father, Burrill Phillips, was an accomplished composer and pianist. Ann also had one brother, Stephen, who was born in 1937 (and died in 1986). Ann was adopted and...
35. William Bogert
Actor | WarGames
William Bogert was born on January 25, 1936 in New York City, New York, USA as William Russell Bogert III. He was an actor, known for WarGames (1983), Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and A Perfect Murder (1998). He was married to Eren Ozker. He died on January 12, 2020 in New York City.
37. Robert Blanche
Actor | Men of Honor
The youngest of five children, Robert Clinton Blanche was born to Mary Edith Blanche (Heavner) and Richard Keith Blanche on March 30, 1962 in Pomona, California, but spent most of his life in Oregon. He joined SAG (Screen Actors Guild) in 1995 and served as Portland SAG Branch President for many ...
38. Neil Peart
Soundtrack | Small Soldiers
Neil Peart was one of the most universally respected rock drummers, and was best known for his nearly superhuman, pyrotechnic drum playing, and for providing intellectual lyrics for his band's songs. Neil served as both drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush since 1974, joining bassist/...
39. Rocky Johnson
Actor | Spectrum Wrestling
Rocky Johnson was born on August 24, 1944 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada as Wayde Douglas Bowles. He was an actor, known for Spectrum Wrestling (1977), WWF Championship Wrestling (1972) and Wrestling at the Chase (1959). He was married to Sheila, Ata Johnson and Una Sparks. He died on January 15, ...
40. Dick Balduzzi
Actor | Kelly's Heroes
Busy American supporting actor of Italian parentage who was a familiar face on the small screen during the golden years of television. Balduzzi chose his career path while serving in the U.S. Navy. After studying at the Goodman Theatre School of Drama in Chicago he moved to New York and began to ...
Actor | Upstairs, Downstairs
British light leading man, on stage from 1951 and in films from 1953. Having initially aspired to be a dancer, Beeny joined the Ballet Rambert company in London at the age of eight but later switched to acting and eventually graduated from RADA in 1959. By then he had already achieved a measure of ...
44. Nadia Lutfi
Actress | Muzakkerat telmiza
Nadia Lutfi was born Paula Mohamed Mostafa Shafiq in 1937, Cairo to an Egyptian father and a Polish mother. Her father was an accountant. Acting for Nadia started as a hobby, when she was 10 years old she participated in a play at her school and did very well
Her first role in Egyptian Cinema was in...
45. Nina Griscom
Actress | At First Sight
Nina Griscom was born on May 8, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA as Nina Louise Renshaw. She was an actress, known for At First Sight (1999) and Iron Chef America: The Series (2005). She was married to Leonel Alfredo Piraino, Dr. Daniel Clufton Baker III, Lloyd Preston Griscom Jr. and Joseph ...
46. Tom Long
Actor | The Dish
He was born in the USA while his Australian parents were in Boston at the time. He has two sisters and a brother and his father is a doctor for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He was raised on a farm near (Benalla, North East Victoria) He left school early and moved to Queensland, shearing sheep ...
47. Tony Garnett
Producer | Kes
Tony Garnett was born on April 3, 1936 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England as Anthony Edward Lewis. He was a producer and actor, known for Kes (1969), Deep in the Heart (1983) and Prostitute (1980). He was married to Alexandra Ouroussoff and Topsy Jane. He died on January 12, 2020 in the UK.
Self | 30 for 30
Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez (Born April 15, 1962) also known by the alias "Popeye", is a former hitman (sicario) that was part of the criminal structure of the Medellin Cartel until his surrender to the Colombian justice system in 1992. Within this structure he was a lieutenant commanding half of ...