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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Movies

    Frank D. Gilroy: Born: 1925-10-13 - Died: 2015-09-12
    Frank D. Gilroy was a playwright, screenwriter, and film producer and director. He won a Tony Award for best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play The Subject Was Roses in 1965. His plays included: The Middle World, The Viewing, Getting In, Who’ll Save the Plowboy?, The Subject Was Roses, Far Rockaway, […]
    Wes Craven: Born: 1939-08-02 - Died: 2015-08-30
    Wes Craven was a film director, writer, producer, and actor best known for creating what are considered some of the most landmark horror films of all time, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last House on the Left, and Scream. Other well-known titles include: The Hills Have Eyes, Shocker, The People Under the Stairs, […]
    Bud Yorkin: Born: 1926-02-22 - Died: 2015-08-18
    Bud Yorkin was a film and TV producer, director, writer, and actor. He is best known for work on showsl ike All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Sons, and Different Strokes.
    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 […]
    Sólveig Anspach: Born: 1960-12-08 - Died: 2015-08-07
    Sólveig Anspach was an Icelandic-French film director and screenwriter. She had a substantial filmography of documentary films to her credit including Made in the USA, Manon, Montreuil-sous-Bois, France, Le Secret, Faux tableaux dans vrais paysages islandais, Que personne ne bouge !, and Barbara, you’re not guilty…, Le Théâtre des Marionnettes, and Les Origines, among others.
    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.
    Dick Van Patten: Born: 1928-12-09 - Died: 2015-06-23
    Dick Van Patten was an American actor best known for his role as Tom Bradford on the TV show Eight Is Enough. Van Patten also made appearances in the films Spaceballs, Soylent Green, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
    James Horner: Born: 1953-08-14 - Died: 2015-06-22
    James Horner was a composer and conductor known for his film scores. Film credits include (among others): Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 48 Hrs., Something Wicked This Way Comes, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Cocoon, Commando, Aliens, Project X, Batteries Not Included, Red Heat, Field of Dreams, Honey, I Shrunk the […]
    Kirk Kerkorian: Born: 1917-06-06 - Died: 2015-06-15
    Kirk Kerkorian was an American businessman who was one of the most influential tycoons in Las Vegas. Kerkorian opened the International Hotel in 1969, the MGM Grand Hotel in 1973, and the MGM Grand in 1993. When each opened, they were the largest in Las Vegas. Kerkorian was also a Hollywood Mogul and an aviation […]
    Leonard Nimoy: Born: 1931-03-26 - Died: 2015-02-27
    Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Spock in the original Star Trek TV series, and later in additional series and films. Nimoy was a prolific actor outside of Star Trek, however, having roles in over 130 movies, TV shows, and video games. Nimoy was also a poet and a […]
    Ken Weatherwax: Born: 1955-09-29 - Died: 2014-12-07
    Ken Weatherwax was an American actor best known for his role as Pugsley Addams on the classic TV show The Addams Family. He reprised the role in the 1977 TV movie Halloween with the New Addams Family, but did not do any more acting after that.
    Mike Nichols: Born: 1931-11-06 - Died: 2014-11-19
    Mike Nichols was an American director, writer, and producer whose direction of the 1968 classic The Graduate won him an Academy Award. Nichols was a Hollywood heavyweight, directing films like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Working Girl, The Birdcage, Closer, and Charlie Wilson’s War. Nichols, who was born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin in 1931, […]
    Richard Schaal: Born: 1928-05-05 - Died: 2014-11-04
    Richard Schaal was an American TV and movie actor who began his career in Chicago’s famous Second City improv troupe. He’s best known for his work on The Mary Tyler Moore show, but he also appeared an many classic sitcoms including Rhoda and The Bob Newhart Show.
    Gerard Parkes: Born: 1924-10-16 - Died: 2014-10-19
    Actor of the stage and screen, Gerard (Gerry) Parkes was born in Ireland but moved to Canada to kick off his acting career. He’s best known in the States for playing the role of Doc on Fraggle Rock. Parkes actually had a thing for playing “Doc” roles – playing “Doc” on the Canadian TV show […]
    Skip E. Lowe: Born: 1929-06-05 - Died: 2014-09-22
    Skip E. Lowe, real name Sammy Labella, was an American talk show host. He is best known for hosting the public access show Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood, which first aired in 1978. This show, and his persona, was the inspiration behind Martin Short’s Jiminy Glick character. Lowe also appeared in a over a […]
    Richard Attenborough: Born: 1923-08-29 - Died: 2014-08-24
    Richard Attenborough was an English actor, director, and producer whose career spanned seven decades. As a director and producer, Attenborough is best known for the 1982 biopic Gandhi – which won Academy Awards for directer, lead acting, and Best Picture. As an actor, Attenborough had a sizable list of credits, but is best known for […]
    Dick Smith: Born: 1922-06-26 - Died: 2014-07-30
    Dick Smith was a Hollywood makeup artist. His nickname, ‘The Godfather of Makeup’, could have come from the fact that he was responsible for turning Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone for The Godfather – or it could just be a reference to his giant influence in the field. Smith also worked on films such as […]
    John Fasano: Born: 1961-08-24 - Died: 2014-07-19
    John Fasano was a film director, producer, and screenwriter. His films include Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare, Black Roses, and The Jitters. He also co-rote Another 48 Hours.
    Malik Bendjelloul: Born: 1977-09-14 - Died: 2014-05-13
    Malik Bendjelloul was a filmmaker best known for his 2012 documentary Searching for Sugar Man, which won an Academy Award and a BAFTA. He was also a child actor.
    H.R. Giger: Born: 1940-02-05 - Died: 2014-05-12
    H.R. Giger was a Swiss artist known for paintings, sculptures, and furniture. He is probably most well known, however, for his work on films and set design. Giger created the famous alien monster from the film Alien, which won his team an Oscar for Visual Effects in 1980.
    Mickey Rooney: Born: 1920-09-23 - Died: 2014-04-06
    Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.) was an American actor and funnyman, with a career that spanned an incredible nine decades. Rooney’s time in the spotlight began in the early 1920s, and Rooney was one of the last remaining actors with ties to the silent film era. Apart from being one of the most prolific […]
    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 […]
    Tony Musante: Born: 1936-06-30 - Died: 2013-11-26
    Tony Musante, 77, was a famous actor most well-known for his role in the 1970s ABC TV series Toma. During his career, he starred in a number of high-profile films and TV series as either a cop or criminal. His last film was 2007’s We Own The Night.
    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 […]
    Ray Harryhausen: Born: 1920-06-29 - Died: 2013-05-07
    Ray Harryhausen, 92, was an American filmmaker best known for his special effects work in films like Mighty Joe Young, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, and Jason and the Argonauts. Harryhausen was first inspired to get into special effects after seeing King Kong for the first time in 1933. After that, he was involved in […]
    Richard LeParmentier: Born: 1946-07-16 - Died: 2013-04-15
    Richard LeParmentier was an actor who is best known for his role as Admiral Motti in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. LeParmentier had over 50 film and TV credits to his name, including roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Octopussy, and Superman II.
    Mickey Rose: Born: NA - Died: 2013-04-11
    Mickey Rose was was a television writer who wrote jokes for Johnny Carson and other comedians. He was also good friends with Woody Allen, and helped him write some early films.
    Les Blank: Born: 1935-11-27 - Died: 2013-04-07
    Les Blank was a documentary filmmaker whose work chronicled the works of American musicians. His films focused on traditional styles of music including blues, Appalachian, Cajun, Creole, Tex-Mex, polka, tamburitza and Hawaiian. Films included (but were not limited to): Dizzy Gillespie, The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins, Chulas Fronteras, Always for Pleasure, Werner Herzog Eats […]
    Roger Ebert: Born: 1942-06-18 - Died: 2013-03-04
    Roger Ebert was a film critic, journalist, and overall titan of the movie industry. Ebert, whose first film review column appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967, was also known for his series of review shows with fellow critic Gene Siskel. He was the first film critic to ever receive a Pulitzer Prize.
    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala: Born: 1927-05-07 - Died: 2013-04-03
    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was a Booker prize-winning author and Oscar-winning screenwriter. She won the former for her novel Heat and Dust. She won Academy Awards for Howards End and A Room with a View. She was also nominated for The Remains of the Day.