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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Actresses

    Doris Roberts: Born: 1925-11-04 - Died: 2016-04-17
    Doris Roberts as an actress best known for her role as Ray’s mom on the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran from 1996 to 2005. She won five Emmy awards and a Screen Actors Guild award. Her acting career, which spanned across film, television, and stage, began in 1951. She received an honorary doctorate […]
    Ronit Elkabetz: Born: 1964-11-27 - Died: 2016-04-19
    Ronit Elkabetz was an Israeli actress and filmmaker, who worked in both Israeli and French movies. She won three Ophir Awards and seven nominations. She was also President of the Jury for the International Critics’ Week section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Her filmography spanning 1990 – 2016includes: The Appointed, Eddie King, Sh’Chur, Tzalaket, […]
    Amber Rayne: Born: 1984-09-19 - Died: 2016-04-03
    Amber Rayne was an adult film star for roughly ten years. In 2009, she won an AVN Award for “Unsung Starlet of the Year” and and an XRCO Award for “Unsung Siren”. She was nominated for an AVN award for “Most Outrageous Sex Scene” in 2007, 2009, 1010, and 2012. Rayne was born in Detroit […]
    Patty Duke: Born: 1946-12-14 - Died: 2016-03-29
    Patty Duke was an actress best known for her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, The Patty Duke Show in which she played two identical cousins, and Valley of the Dolls in which she played Neely O’Hara. She had 20 film credits and roughly 60 television credits to her name. Among her other […]
    Nancy Reagan: Born: 1921-07-06 - Died: 2016-03-06
    Nancy Reagan was an actress and the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She was the wife of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, and founded the “Just Say No” drug awareness campaign, which was widely considered to be her biggest initiative while in office.
    Catherine E. Coulson: Born: 1943-10-22 - Died: 2015-09-28
    Catherine E. Coulson was an actress best known for her role as Log Lady on the show Twin Peaks. Besides that and the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, her filmography includes The Amputee, Femme Fatale, Another You, The Four Diamonds, and the shows Psych and Portlandia.
    Jean Darling: Born: 1922-08-23 - Died: 2015-09-04
    Jean Darling was an actress from the Silent Era, known as a regular in the Our Gang short subjects series from 1927-29.
    Judy Carne: Born: 1939-04-27 - Died: 2015-09-03
    Judy Carne was an actress best known for Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, and specifically for the phrase “Sock it to me!” She appeared on TV shows including Danger Man, The Rag Trade, Fair Exchange, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Gidget, and I Dream of Jeannie. She also had film roles in A Pair of Briefs, The […]
    Yvonne Craig: Born: 1937-05-16 - Died: 2015-08-17
    Yvonne Craig was a ballet dancer and actress best known for playing Batgirl on the 1960s Batman TV show. She also played Marta in an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. Films Craig appeared in include Gidget, Seven Women from Hell, Kissin’ Cousins, Ski Party, Mars Needs Women, One Spy Too Many, In Like […]
    Coleen Gray: Born: 1922-08-23 - Died: 2015-08-03
    Coleen Gray was an actress best known for roles in Nightmare Alley, Red River and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing. Over the years she appeared in numerous films and television shows with her last credit being an episode of Tales from the Darkside. She had a recurring role on the show McCloud.
    Amanda Peterson: Born: 1971-07-08 - Died: 2015-07-05
    Amanda Peterson was an American actress best known for her role as Cindy Mancini in the 1987 film Can’t Buy Me Love, where she starred opposite Patrick Dempsey. Peterson also appeared in episodes of Silver Spoons and Doogie Howser, M.D.
    Mary Ellen Trainor: Born: 1952-07-08 - Died: 2015-05-20
    Mary Ellen Trainor was an actress well-known for roles in a variety of 80s movies including Romancing the Stone, The Goonies, Lethal Weapon (and its sequels), The Monster Squad, Action Jackson, Die Hard, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, and Back to the Future 2, among other things. One of her most iconic roles was that of the […]
    Betsy Palmer: Born: 1926-11-01 - Died: 2015-05-29
    Betsy Palmer was an actress best known for her role as Mrs. Voorhees, the mother of Jason Voorhees in the original Friday the 13th. While she thought the movie was terrible and that nobody would see it back when it was made, it would go on to become her most famous role by far, and […]
    Suzanne Crough: Born: 1963-03-06 - Died: 2015-04-27
    Suzanne Crough was an actress best known for playing Tracy Partridge, the youngest of the crew, on TV’s The Partridge Family.
    Donna Douglas: Born: 1932-09-NA - Died: 2015-01-01
    Donna Douglas was an actress and comedienne, best known as Elly May Clampett on The Beverly Hillbillies. She followed her acting career with work in real estate, writing, and singing.
    Christine Cavanaugh: Born: 1963-08-16 - Died: 2014-12-22
    Christine Cavanaugh was a voice actress best known as the voice of Babe, Gosalyn Mallard in Darkwing Duck, Chuckie Finster in Rugrats, and Dexter in Dexter’s Laboratory.
    Carol Ann Susi: Born: 1952-02-02 - Died: 2014-11-11
    Carol Ann Susi was an actress known for being the voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory. She also appeared in Coyote Ugly; Just Go with It; Becker; Grey’s Anatomy; That ’70s Show; Out of Practice; Cats & Dogs; Just Shoot Me; Married… with Children; The King of Queens; Death Becomes Her; Seinfeld; […]
    Marcia Strassman: Born: 1948-04-28 - Died: 2014-10-25
    Marcia Strassman was an actress known for Welcome Back, Kotter and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, as well as its sequel Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, and spin-off Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!
    Elizabeth Peña: Born: 1959-09-23 - Died: 2014-10-14
    Elizabeth Peña was an actress and film director. She appeared in numerous movies and TV shows including Jacob’s Ladder and Modern and Family.
    Jan Hooks: Born: 1957-04-23 - Died: 2014-10-09
    Jan Hooks was an actress and comedian best known for being a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991. She also appeared in a number of television and film roles including: Designing Women, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and Batman Returns.
    Sarah Goldberg: Born: 1974-09-27 - Died: 2014-09-27
    Sarah Goldberg was an actress, who appeared on 7th Heaven and 90210. She was landed a role in Jurassic Park III after moving out west to pursue a career in acting. She also went by Sarah Danielle Madison.
    Joan Rivers: Born: 1933-06-08 - Died: 2014-09-04
    Joan Rivers (real name Joan Molinksy) was an actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host. She co-hosted Fashion Police, starred in Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, and appeared in a number of films and TV shows, but was probably known best for her stand-up comedy.
    Lauren Bacall: Born: 1924-09-16 - Died: 2014-08-12
    Lauren Bacall was an American film icon who graced many important movies in the “Golden Age” of American cinema. She’s well known for starring alongside Humphrey Bogart in the films To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. She married Bogart in 1945 and was with him until his death […]
    Marilyn Burns: Born: 1949-05-07 - Died: 2014-07-05
    Marilyn Burns was an American actress best known for her role in the 70s horror classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. She also starred in the TV miniseries Helter Skelter, about the Charles Mason trial.
    Skye McCole Bartusiak: Born: 1992-09-28 - Died: 2014-07-19
    Skye McCole Bartusiak was an actress best known for roles in The Patriot and Don’t Say a Word. She also appeared in Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Boogeyman, and Kill Your Darlings.
    Ruby Dee: Born: 1922-10-27 - Died: 2014-06-11
    Ruby Dee was an actress, writer, journalist, and civil rights activist. Among her acting credits were roles in A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster, and Stephen King’s The Stand. Throughout her career, she won Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards.
    Ann B. Davis: Born: 1926-05-05 - Died: 2014-06-01
    Ann B. Davis was an actress best known for her role as Alice Nelson, the housekeeper on The Brady Bunch. Before that she played Charmaine “Schultzy” Schultz in the NBC sitcom The Bob Cummings Show.
    Sheila MacRae: Born: 1921-09-24 - Died: 2014-03-06
    Sheila MacRae was an actress, singer and dancer best known for her role as Alice Kramden on The Honeymooners. She also appeared in Pretty Baby, Backfire and Sex and the Single Girl and on the soap opera General Hospital.
    Shirley Temple: Born: 1928-04-23 - Died: 2014-02-10
    Shirley Temple Black was a well-known Hollywood child actor during the 1930s, famous for movies such as Bright Eyes and Wee Willie Winkie. In the 1960s Black moved into politics, eventually serving as the U.S. ambassador to Ghana and then Czechoslovakia during the 70s.
    Ruth Robinson Duccini: Born: 1918-07-23 - Died: 2014-01-16
    Ruth Robinson Duccini, 95, was the last surviving member female Munchkin cast member from 1939. She was only 4 feet tall and was one of 124 people cast as Munchkins in the film.