Actors in History (Part 35)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 3401 - 3,500 of 7,109

  • 1943-09-30 Ian Ogilvy, British Actor
  • 1943-10-02 Henri Szeps, Australian actor (Mother & Son), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1943-10-06 Michael Durrell, American actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-08 Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-10-22 Robert Long, [Leverman], Dutch singer/actor (Vroeger Kon je Lachen)
  • 1943-11-01 John McEnery, English actor (Romeo and Juliet), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1943-11-05 Sam Shepard Ill, American actor and playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart), born in Fort Sheridan, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1943-11-07 Michael Byrne, English actor (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), born in London
  • 1943-11-12 Wallace Shawn, American actor (My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-12-10 Theodore Wilson, American actor (That's My Mama, Sanford Arms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-12-18 Alan Rudolph, actor (Endangers Species, Love at Large, Made in Heaven)
  • 1943-12-19 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), born in Manchester, England (d. 2014)
  • 1943-12-21 Jack Nance, American stage & screen actor (Rubbed Out), born in Massachusetts (d. 1943)
  • 1943-12-23 Harry Shearer, American actor (SNL, Simpsons, This Is Spinal Tap), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-12-23 Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor and director (One Evening at Eva), born in Maurik, Netherlands

Person of interestBen Kingsley

1943-12-31 Ben Kingsley, English actor (Gandhi, Betrayal), born in Scarborough, England

  • 1944-01-01 Don Novello, American actor and comedian (Father Guido Sarducci-Saturday Night Live), born in Ashtabula, Ohio
  • 1944-01-05 Felix Arons, Dutch director & actor (Waaldrecht), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1944-01-10 William Sanderson, American actor (Newhart, Blade Runner, True Blood), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1944-01-12 Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor, born in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
  • 1944-01-23 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend), born in Breukelen, Netherlands (d. 2019)
  • 1944-02-01 Leo Burmester, American actor (Flo, Chiefs, Abbys, Odd Jobs), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1944-02-02 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1944-02-06 Michael Tucker, American actor (Stuart Markowitz-LA Law), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1944-02-13 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor, born in Wadakkancherry, India (d. 2006)
  • 1944-02-14 Alan Parker, English director (Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1944-02-24 Barry Bostwick, American actor (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Megaforce), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1944-02-27 Alan Fudge, American actor (Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1944-02-29 Phyllis Frelich, American actor (Love is Never Silent), born in Devil's Lake, North Dakota
  • 1944-02-29 Dennis Farina, American actor (Get Shorty, Law & Order, Crime Story), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1944-03-05 Paul Sands, comedian and actor (SCTV, Story Theater, St Elsewhere), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-03-08 Palito Ortega, Argentine singer and actor
  • 1944-03-24 R. Lee Ermey, American actor (Full Metal Jacket- Gunnery Sergeant Hartman), born in Emporia, Kansas (d. 2018)
  • 1944-03-27 Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (Hamoun), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2008)
  • 1944-03-28 Ken Howard, American actor (Ken - The White Shadow), born in El Centro California (d. 2016)
  • 1944-04-04 Craig T. Nelson, American actor (Poltergeist, Hayden Fox-Coach), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1944-04-08 Hywel Bennett, South Wales, actor (Family Way, Shelley)
  • 1944-04-29 Richard Kline, American actor and director, born in New York City
  • 1944-04-29 [Nicolas] Michael Angelis, English actor (Thomas & Friends, Boys from the Black Stuff), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1944-05-05 Jean-Pierre Léaud, French actor (Detective), born in Paris, France
  • 1944-05-05 John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor (Sir Edward-Quest, Sliders), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • 1944-05-05 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), born in Aberystwyth (d. 2015)
  • 1944-05-07 Richard O'Sullivan, British comedy actor (Man About the House), born in Chiswick, London
  • 1944-05-16 Danny Trejo, American actor
  • 1944-05-19 Peter Mayhew, British-American actor ( Chewbacca in Star Wars), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1944-05-29 Helmut Berger, actor (Ash Wednesday, Damned, Picture of Dorian Gray)
  • 1944-06-01 Robert Powell, English actor (Jigsaw Man, Shaka Zulu, Secrets), born in Salford, England
  • 1944-06-08 Don Grady [Agrati], American actor (Robbie Douglas-My Three Sons), born in San Diego, California (d. 2012)
  • 1944-06-14 Joe Grifasi, American actor, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1944-06-20 Terry Funk, pro wrestler (WWF/NWA)/actor (Paradise Alley), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1944-06-20 David Roper, English actor
  • 1944-06-22 Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austrian actor (Mephisto, Out of Africa)
  • 1944-06-29 Gary Busey, American actor (Buddy Holly Story, Star in Born), born in Goose Creek, Texas
  • 1944-07-03 Paul Young, Scottish actor (Another Time Another Place), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1944-07-04 Ray Meagher, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Roma, Queensland, Australia
  • 1944-07-08 Jeffrey Tambor, actor (Jeffrey-Ropers, Larry Sanders), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944-07-15 Jan-Michael Vincent, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2019)
  • 1944-07-22 Guich Koock, actor (Harley Puckett-Carter Country), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1944-07-26 Kiel Martin, American actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1944-08-07 David Rasche, American actor (Sledge Hammer), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944-08-07 John Glover, American actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1944-08-09 Sam Elliott, American actor (A Star Is Born, Conagher), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1944-08-11 Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor
  • 1944-08-13 Kevin Tighe, American actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-08-18 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2004)
  • 1944-08-25 Anthony Heald, actor (Orphans, Silence of Lambs), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1944-08-26 Stephen Greif, English actor
  • 1944-08-27 G W Bailey, Port Arthur, Texas, American actor (Police Academy, The Closer)
  • 1944-09-05 Rod Arrants, American actor (Vamping, Ape, Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-09-20 Jeremy Child, English actor (Privilege, Taffin), born in Woking, Surrey, England

Person of interestMichael Douglas

1944-09-25 Michael Douglas, American actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • 1944-09-28 Matthew Cowles, American soap actor (Eban Japes-Loving, Billy-All My Children), born in New York, (d 2014)
  • 1944-09-29 Torben Jensen, Danish actor (Taxa, Hayfever, Watch Me Fly, Guldregn)
  • 1944-10-16 Johnny Washbrook, actor (Ken-My Friend Flicka), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1944-10-19 Keith Adrian, [Johnson], Indies/Dutch actor (Intrepid Mr Twist)
  • 1944-10-23 Warren Burton, actor (Jason Dunlap-Another World, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-10-28 Dennis Franz, American actor (Buntz-Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue), born in Maywood, Illinois
  • 1944-11-02 Patrice Chereau, French opera director and actor (Danton), born in Lézigné, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2013)
  • 1944-11-07 Julian Christopher, American actor (Jerry-Magician), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-11-11 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor
  • 1944-11-16 Jay Hammer, American actor (Fletcher Reade-Guiding Light), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestDanny Devito

1944-11-17 Danny Devito, American actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey

Person of interestLorne Michaels

1944-11-17 Lorne Michaels [Lipowitz], Canadian producer, actor and comedy writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Toronto, Ontario

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1944-11-21 Harold Ramis, actor and director (SCTV, Stripes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1944-11-25 Ben Stein, American actor
  • 1944-12-01 Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
  • 1944-12-05 Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor (The Fugitive), born in Amsterdam
  • 1944-12-12 Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor (Hellbound: Hellraiser II), born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
  • 1944-12-17 Bernard Hill, English actor (Yosser Hughes-Boys from the Blackstuff, King Théoden-The Lord of the Rings), born in Manchester, England
  • 1944-12-19 Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
  • 1944-12-21 Jared Martin, American actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-12-21 Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor, born in Aomori, Japan
  • 1944-12-24 Barry Chuckle [Barry Patton Elliott], British entertainer, writer and actor (ChuckleVision, The Freddie Starr Showcase), born in Rotherham, England
  • 1945-01-09 John Doman, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-01-16 Kabir Bedi, Pakistani actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1945-01-21 Martin Shaw, British actor (The Chief, Inspector George Gently), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1945-01-22 Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)

Person of interestTom Selleck

1945-01-29 Tom Selleck, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1945-02-07 Pete Postlethwaite, actor (The Boxer)
  • 1945-02-12 Cliff De Young, actor (F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 3401 - 3,500 of 3,779

  • 2012-03-27 Warren Stevens, American actor (Richard Boone Show), dies from lung disease at 92
  • 2012-03-28 Harry Crews, American writer and actor (Indian Runner), dies from neuropathy at 76
  • 2012-04-14 John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 2012-04-20 Peter Carsten, German actor and film producer actor (A Study in Terror, Mr Super Invisible), dies at 83
  • 2012-04-30 George Murdock, American actor, dies at 81
  • 2012-05-06 George Lindsey, American actor, dies at 83
  • 2012-05-16 Doug Dillard, American country rock musician (The Dillards, Gene Clark, Dillard & Clark) and actor (Clem-Popeye), dies of a lung infection caused by a collapsed lung at 75
  • 2012-06-02 Richard Dawson, British-American actor, comedian, and game show host (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud), dies from esophageal cancer at 79
  • 2012-06-08 Frank Cady, American actor (Rear Window, Green Acres), dies at 96
  • 2012-06-18 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor (A Hard Day's Night, Help!), dies from prostate cancer at 82
  • 2012-06-19 Richard Lynch, American actor, dies at 76 (body found on this date)
  • 2012-06-27 Don Grady [Agrati], American actor (Robbie Douglas-My Three Sons), dies from cancer at 68
  • 2012-07-02 Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • 2012-07-03 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • 2012-07-04 Eric Sykes, English writer, actor and director (Goon Show, Sykes and A...), dies at 89

Person of interestErnest Borgnine

2012-07-08 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice station Zebra, Marty), dies from renal failure at 95

  • 2012-07-18 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema," dies from kidney problems at 69
  • 2012-07-20 Simon Ward, English actor, dies at 70
  • 2012-07-24 Chad Everett [Raymon Lee Cramton], American actor (Medical Center, Airplane II), dies from lung cancer at 75
  • 2012-07-24 Sherman Hemsley, American Actor, dies from natural causes at 74
  • 2012-07-27 Norman Alden, American character actor (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden), dies from natural causes at 87
  • 2012-07-27 R G Armstrong [Robert Golden], American actor (Predator, Dick Tracey, T.H.E. Cat), dies of natural causes at 95
  • 2012-07-27 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 2012-08-10 Al Freeman Jr, American actor, dies at 78
  • 2012-08-14 Ron Palillo, American actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • 2012-08-16 William Windom, American actor, dies from heart failure at 88
  • 2012-08-26 A K Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and Bollywood character actor (Aaina, Sholay), dies of respiratory disease at 98
  • 2012-08-31 Max Bygraves [Walter William Bygraves], British actor (Charley Moon, Spare the Rod, Tom Brown's School Days), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • 2012-09-03 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (The Green Mile), dies from respiratory failure at 54
  • 2012-09-10 Lance LeGault, American actor (The A-Team), dies at 75
  • 2012-09-16 John Ingle, American actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital), dies from cancer at 84
  • 2012-09-26 Johnny Lewis, American actor, dies from injuries from a fall at 28
  • 2012-09-27 Herbert Lom, Czech-born British actor (Pink Panther, Dorian Gray), dies at 95
  • 2012-09-30 Turhan Bey [Sahultavy], Austrian-born actor dubbed "The Turkish Delight" (Arabian Nights, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves), dies from Parkinson's disease at 90
  • 2012-10-13 Gary Collins, American actor (6th Sense, Home Show), dies from natural causes at 74
  • 2012-10-31 Brian Cobby, British actor (Evita, The Nudist Story) and the first male voice of the British speaking clock, dies from health complications at 83
  • 2012-11-06 Clive Dunn, British actor (Dad's Army, The Avengers), dies from complications following an operation at 92
  • 2012-11-09 Bill Tarmey, English actor (Coronation Street), dies at 71
  • 2012-11-23 Larry Hagman, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas), dies of complications from throat cancer at 81
  • 2012-12-24 Charles Durning, American actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), dies from natural causes at 89
  • 2012-12-24 Jack Klugman, American actor (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), dies at 90
  • 2012-12-27 Harry Carey Jr, American actor (Back to the Future Part III, Gremlins), dies from natural causes at 91
  • 2012-12-29 Jean Topart, French voice and film actor regarded as "one of the inimitable voices of French cinema" (Fantastic Planet), dies at 90
  • 2013-01-02 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), dies from complications from a fall at 89
  • 2013-01-04 Tony Lip [Frank Anthony Vallelonga], American author and actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), dies at 82
  • 2013-01-14 Conrad Bain, Canadian actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), dies from natural causes at 89
  • 2013-01-17 Robert F. Chew, American actor, dies from heart failure at 52
  • 2013-02-02 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), dies at 81
  • 2013-02-17 Richard Briers, English actor, dies from emphysema at 79
  • 2013-02-27 Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), dies at 89
  • 2013-03-13 Malachi Throne, American actor, dies at 84
  • 2013-03-16 Frank Thornton, British actor (Are You Being Served?, Last of the Summer Wine), dies from natural causes at 92
  • 2013-03-19 Harry Reems, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2013-03-28 Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65
  • 2013-04-02 Milo O'Shea, Irish character actor (Barbarella, Staircase and Mass Appeal, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 86
  • 2013-04-13 Frank Bank, American actor (Lumpy-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 71
  • 2013-04-14 John S Ragin, American actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), dies at 83
  • 2013-04-15 Richard LeParmentier, American actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), dies at 66
  • 2013-04-19 Allan Arbus, American actor and photographer (M*A*S*H, Greaser's Palace, Curb Your Enthusiasm), dies of congestive heart failure at 95
  • 2013-04-20 Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
  • 2013-05-08 Brian Forbes, English director and actor, dies at 86
  • 2013-05-09 Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor (The Crach, Sinatra), dies at 80
  • 2013-05-16 Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, dies at 72
  • 2013-05-18 Steve Forrest, American actor (SWAT), dies at 87
  • 2013-05-27 Bill Pertwee, British actor (Dad's Army), dies at 86

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

2013-06-19 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), dies from a heart attack at 51

  • 2013-06-21 Edgeworth Blair "Elliott" Reid, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies from heart failure at 93
  • 2013-07-12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), dies of pneumonia at 93

Person of interestCory Monteith

2013-07-13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • 2013-07-19 Poncie Ponce, American actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), dies from heart failure at 80
  • 2013-07-22 Dennis Farina, American actor, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 69
  • 2013-07-31 Michael Ansara, American actor (Broken Arrow, Centennial), dies at 91

Person of interestTommy Morrison

2013-09-01 Tommy Morrison, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 1993) and actor (Rocky V), dies from AIDS at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 2013-09-18 Richard C. Sarafian, American director and actor (Foley Square), dies from complications from pneumonia at 83
  • 2013-09-27 Jay Robinson, American actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), dies at 83
  • 2013-10-07 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • 2013-10-10 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), dies at 94
  • 2013-10-11 Stu Gilliam, American actor and comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company), dies at 80
  • 2013-10-12 Eduard Martsevich, Soviet-Russian actor and People's Artist of the RSFSR, dies at 76
  • 2013-10-16 Ed Lauter, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), dies from mesothelioma at 74
  • 2013-10-19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 2013-10-25 Nigel Davenport, British actor (Without a Clue, Masada), dies at 85
  • 2013-11-11 George Reinholt, American actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), dies at 73
  • 2013-11-26 Tony Musante, American actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), dies from complications following surgery at 77
  • 2013-11-27 Lewis Collins, British actor, dies from cancer at 67

Person of interestPaul Walker

2013-11-30 Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), dies in a car accident at 40

  • 2013-12-07 Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage aux Folles), dies a respiratory insufficiency at 85
  • 2013-12-08 Don Mitchell, American actor, dies at 70
  • 2013-12-12 Tom Laughlin, American actor and director (Billy Jack), dies of complications from pneumonia at 82

Person of interestPeter O'Toole

2013-12-14 Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 81

  • 2013-12-31 James Avery, American actor, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • 2014-01-06 Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), dies at 91
  • 2014-01-16 Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, dies of kidney failure at 89
  • 2014-01-16 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), dies from heart and kidney failure at 82
  • 2014-01-31 Christopher Jones, American actor, dies from cancer at 72

Person of interestMaximilian Schell

2014-02-01 Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, The Pedestrian), dies at 83

Person of interestPhilip Seymour Hoffman

2014-02-02 Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball) dies of a suspected drug overdose at 46

  • 2014-02-12 Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar, American comic actor and writer ("Your Show of Shows"), dies at 91
  • 2014-02-13 Ralph Waite, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons), dies at 85
  • 2014-02-24 Harold Ramis, American actor & director, dies from vasculitis at 69