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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Actresses

    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.
    Juanita Moore: Born: 1914-10-19 - Died: 2014-01-01
    Juanita Moore, 99, was an African-American actress who was most famous for her role as Annie Johnson in Imitation of Life. Moore got her start in 1949 with the film Pinky. She didn’t become household name, however, until 1959′s Imitation of Life in which she was nominated for an Academy Award. In doing so, she [...]
    Eleanor Parker: Born: 1922-06-26 - Died: 2013-12-09
    Eleanor Parker was an actress best known for her role in The Sound of Music. She was nominated for three Academy Awards for her roles in Caged, Detective Story and Interrupted Melody. She appeared in 80 films and on various television shows.
    Shirley Mitchell: Born: 1919-11-4 - Died: 2013-11-11
    Shirley Mitchell, 94, was an American actress best known for her role as Marion Strong in I Love Lucy. Throughout her career, she also had prominent roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction.
    Marcia Wallace: Born: 01-11-1942 - Died: 25-10-2013
    Marcia Wallace was an American actress who began her career in the early ’70s with “The Merv Griffin Show” and “The Bob Newhart Show”. She appeared on several television shows throughout the ’70s and ’80s, but many people know her as the voice of Mrs. Krabappel on “The Simpsons”. Mrs. Wallace reportedly died from complications [...]
    Julie Harris: Born: 1925-12-02 - Died: 2013-08-24
    Julie Harris was an actress with roles on television, in films, and on stage. Over her career, Harris won five Tony Awards, three Emmy Awards, and a Grammy Award. She’s also a National Medal of Arts winner. Although she has over 60 TV credits and over 30 films credits, it’s Broadway for which Harris will [...]
    Lisa Robin Kelly: Born: 05-03-1970 - Died: 14-08-2013
    Lisa Robin Kelly was an American actress who gained fame on the ’90s sitcom “That ’70s Show” as Eric Foreman’s sister Laurie. Kelly left the show after five years and returned briefly, only to be replaced by actress Christina Moore in the sixth season. Kelly has said she suffered from a drinking problem at the [...]
    Gia Allemand: Born: Unknown - Died: 2013-08-14
    Gia Allemand was a model and reality TV star. She was a contestant on the 14th season of reality show The Bachelor and also appeared on the reality/game show Bachelor Pad.
    Karen Black: Born: 1939-07-01 - Died: 2013-08-08
    Karen Black was an American actress best known for her roles in Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby, and Nashville. But Black was quite prolific – with nearly 200 film and television credits to her name.
    Margaret Pellegrini: Born: 1923-09-23 - Died: 2013-08-07
    Margaret Pellegrini was an actress best known for her role in The Wizard of Oz as the “flowerpot munchkin”. She also played the “Sleepyhead” character in the film, and had a role in Johnny Got His Gun. She was uncredited in both films.
    Eileen Brennan: Born: 1932-09-03 - Died: 2013-07-28
    Eileen Brennan, 80, was a famous actress best known for her role in Private Benjamin. In fact, she was even nominated for an Oscar in 1981 for her role as Doreen Lewis. She continued to play the character in three seasons of CBS’ adaptation of the series. Her television career was more successful as she [...]
    Esther Williams: Born: 1921-08-08 - Died: 2013-06-06
    Esther Williams was an actress best known for her work with MGM during the 40s and 50s. She was a competitive swimmer in her youth, and was featured heavily in water-based musicals of the era. Williams earned the nickname “Million Dollar Mermaid” by starring as Annette Kellerman in the biographical movie of the same name.
    Jiah Khan: Born: 1988-02-20 - Died: 2013-06-03
    Jiah Khan, aka Nafisa Khan, was a British-Indian Bollywood actress. She was best known for her role in the 2008 film Ghajini. After making her film debut in 1998 as Nafisa, Khan went on to make a few more films as Jiah.
    Jean Stapleton: Born: 19-01-1923 - Died: 31-05-2013
    Jean Stapleton was an American actress most well-known for her role as Edith Bunker on the sitcom “All In The Family”. She also appeared in several Broadway productions and moved from the role that made her famous to several television and film roles.
    Christine White: Born: 04-05-1926 - Died: 14-04-2013
    Christine White was an American actress who gained popularity in the ’50s and ’60s with roles on several popular television shows, including “Twilight Zone”. In fact, one of her most famous roles was that of William Shatner’s wife in the episode “Nightmare At 20,000 Feet”, in which a mentally unstable man sees a gremlin on [...]
    Jeanne Cooper: Born: 1928-10-25 - Died: 2013-05-08
    Jeanne Cooper was an actress best known for her role as Katherine Chancellor on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. She was also actor Corbin Bernsen’s mother.
    Deanna Durbin: Born: 1921-12-04 - Died: 2013-04
    Deanna Durbin, 91, was a famous actress and singer. Durbin got her start as a child star in 1936 at the age of 14 with the film Every Sunday. For a few years after that, she starred in a number of musical-comedies that were met with critical and commercial success. She starred in more mature [...]
    Chrissy Amphlett: Born: 1959-10-25 - Died: 2013-04-21
    Christine Joy “Chrissy” Amphlett, 53, was the lead singer for the Australian rock band Divinyls. She formed the band in 1980 after meeting the other band members at a concert in Sydney. The band released six albums between the years of 1982 and 1996. After that, the band broke up, and Amphlett focused on a [...]
    Annette Funicello: Born: 1942-10-22 - Died: 2013-04-08
    Annette Funicello was an American actress best known as a child performer on the original Mickey Mouse Club. Funicello had a successful career as a pop singer, and starred alongside Frankie Avalon in “beach party” movies in the 1960s.
    Fran Warren: Born: 1926-03-04 - Died: 2013-03-04
    Fran Warren (born Frances Wolfe) was an American singer best known for her song “A Sunday Kind of Love,” which was a hit in 1947. Warren also appeared as a guest on some TV variety shows and was featured in a 1952 Abbott and Costello film.
    Bonnie Franklin: Born: 1944-01-06 - Died: 2013-03-01
    Bonnie Franklin, 69, was a famous television actress best known for her leading role in One Day At A Time. She got her start in television at the age of 9 in The Colgate Comedy Hour. From there, she worked in television and broadway regularly until her defining role as Ann Romano in One Day [...]
    Susan Luckey: Born: 1938-04-04 - Died: 2012-11-29
    Susan Luckey was an actress credited with nearly a dozen roles in Hollywood films from the 50s and 60s. She is most known for her portrayal of Mayor Shinn’s daughter Zaneeta in the 1962 film “The Music Man.” She also had roles in 1956′s “Carousel” and 1966′s “Step Out of Your Mind.”
    Phyllis Diller: Born: 1917-07-17 - Died: 2012-08-20
    Phyllis Diller was an actress and comedienne, who appeared in many films and television shows throughout the years. Noteworthy titles include: A Bug’s Life, The Aristocats, The Boneyard, The Muppet Show, The Bold and the Beautiful, Titus, Family Guy, and Robot Chicken. During her early career, she worked in radio, before transitioning to television and [...]
    Lupe Ontiveros: Born: 1942-09-17 - Died: 2012-07-26
    Lupe Ontiveros was a well-known Latin actress from El Paso, TX. The performances that Ontiveros was known for were: El Norte, The Goonies, Dolly Dearest, Selena, Real Women Have Curves, and Desperate Housewives. Lupe Ontiveros (born Guadalupe Moreno) moved with her husband (Elías) to California in pursuit of a social work career; however, wanted to [...]
    Mary Tamm: Born: 1950-03-22 - Died: 2012-07-26
    Mary Tamm was a well-known British actress from Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire. Tamm was most well-known for her role as Romana I in the British science fiction show of Doctor Who. Prior to Tamm’s acting career, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and also was an associate at the [...]
    Susanne Lothar: Born: 1960-11-15 - Died: 2012-07-25
    Susanne Lothar was a well-known actress from Hamburg, Germany. Her well-known roles include various characters in the TV series Tatort, Mrs. Schober in The Piano Teacher, Anna in Funny Games, and Marga Schroth in Strange Fruits. Prior to her acting career, Lothar studied drama at the Hochschule für Theater und Musik (School of Theatre and [...]
    Doris Singleton: Born: 1919-9-28 - Died: 2012-06-26
    Doris Singleton was a well-known actress from New York, NY. Singleton has played various roles during her acting career, but she is mostly known for her character of Carolyn Appleby in the I Love Lucy sitcom. Even though Singleton’s acting was her niche, Singleton was involved in various other performing arts, such as singing with [...]
    Susan Tyrrell: Born: 1945-03-15 - Died: 2012-06-16
    Susan Tyrrell was a well-known actress from San Fransisco, CA, mostly known for her roles as Oma in Fat City and Ramona Rickettes in the movie musical Cry Baby. In 2000, Tyrrell lost function to both of her legs to the disease “Essential Thrombocythemia”; however, this did not stop her work ethic, and she played [...]