Date of Death between 1958-01-01 and 1958-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Tyrone Power
Actor | Witness for the Prosecution
Tyrone Power was one of the great romantic swashbuckling stars of the mid-twentieth century, and the third Tyrone Power of four in a famed acting dynasty reaching back to the eighteenth century. His great-grandfather was the first Tyrone Power (1795-1841), a famed Irish comedian. His father, known ...
2. Ronald Colman
Actor | Random Harvest
British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. Raised in Ealing, the son of a successful silk merchant, he attended boarding school in Sussex, where he discovered amateur theatre. He intended to attend Cambridge and become an engineer, but his father's ...
3. H.B. Warner
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
Henry Byron Warner was the definitive cinematic Jesus Christ in Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings (1927). He was born into a prominent theatrical family on October 26, 1875 in London. His father was Charles Warner, and his grandfather was James Warner, both prominent English actors. He replaced ...
4. Robert Donat
Actor | The 39 Steps
Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent were carefully honed as a boy because he had a stammer and took elocution lessons starting at age 11 to overcome the impediment. It was not too surprising that freedom from such a vocal embarrassment was encouragement to act. His ...
5. Estelle Taylor
Actress | Where East Is East
A former typist, Estelle Taylor married a banker at age 14 and, after leaving him, moved to New York to study dramatic acting. She also modeled for artists and appeared in the chorus of a couple of Broadway shows. In the early 1920s she came to Hollywood and was noted as one of the film state's ...
6. Tom Pittman
Actor | Tombstone Territory
Tom Pittman was born on March 16, 1932 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He was an actor, known for Tombstone Territory (1957), Apache Territory (1958) and Science Fiction Theatre (1955). He died on October 31, 1958 in Benedict Canyon, Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, California, USA.
7. Mike Todd
Producer | Around the World in 80 Days
Film producer Michael Todd was one of the major contributors to technical innovation in the film industry in the 1950s. Having worked with Fred Waller and Cinerama, he got tired of the three-panel format, left the company and tried to find the process for making "Cinerama coming from one hole". He ...
8. Priscilla Lawson
Actress | Flash Gordon
Born Priscilla Jones Shortridge on March 8, 1914 in Indianapolis, the daughter of a locomotive mechanic. The voluptuous, dark-haired Priscilla Lawson was a professional model in her early twenties. When she was crowned "Miss Miami Beach" in 1935 and found work as an Earl Carroll chorus girl in an ...
9. Helen Twelvetrees
Actress | Millie
Helen Twelvetrees was born Helen Marie Jurgens in Brooklyn, New York on December 25, 1908. Her interest in the theatricals was apparent at an early age. After graduating from high school. Helen embarked on a stage career. She participated in a number of plays in New York City, but gravitated toward...
10. Edna Purviance
Actress | A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
Edna Purviance began working as a stenographer in San Francisco. Charles Chaplin invited her to join him at Essanay Studio in 1915, the year of her film debut in Chaplin's His Night Out. Over the next seven years she appeared as his leading lady in over 20 Chaplin films made by Essanay, Mutual, and...
11. John Hamilton
Actor | The Maltese Falcon
Burly, stentorian-voiced John Hamilton, worked on Broadway and in touring theatrical companies for many years prior to his 1930 film debut. He was in the original Broadway company of "Seventh Heaven" and would appear in the film remake (Seventh Heaven (1937)) in 1937. For Warner Bros, he starred ...
12. Franklin Pangborn
Actor | Hail the Conquering Hero
Franklin Pangborn - a name more befitting a fictionalized bank president rather than a great comedic actor - was a singular character actor but little is known of his early years. He spent some time in developing acting talent prior to appearing on Broadway by March of 1911, and would do six plays ...
13. Philip Van Zandt
Actor | Citizen Kane
Philip Van Zandt was born on October 4, 1904 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. He was an actor, known for Citizen Kane (1941), City of Missing Girls (1941) and His Kind of Woman (1951). He died on February 15, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
14. Hedwig Bleibtreu
Actress | The Third Man
Hedwig Bleibtreu was born on December 23, 1868 in Linz, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. She was an actress, known for The Third Man (1949), Der Spieler (1938) and Pygmalion (1935). She was previously married to Alexander Roempler and Peter Petersen. She died on January 24, 1958 in ...
15. Emmett Lynn
Soundtrack | The Fighting Frontiersman
Lynn was one of the old grubby prospector sidekicks who supplied the comic relief in a number of Republic Westerns through the forties and early fifties. He also appeared with the Three Stooges in 'The Yokes on Me (1944)'. His last two films were of a religious nature with 'A Man Called Peter (1955...
16. Thurston Hall
Actor | Carson City
Movies, especially comedies, have always needed big, blustery, booming authoritarian types for the lead to play off of (or against), and one of the best was Thurston Hall, most famous for his role of Mr. Schuyler in the Topper (1953) series of the early 1950s. Hall was a tall, distinguished, ...
17. Ainslie Pryor
Actor | The Left Handed Gun
Ainslie Pryor was born on February 1, 1921 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for The Left Handed Gun (1958), Medic (1954) and Ford Star Jubilee (1955). He died on May 27, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.
18. Lloyd Hughes
Actor | The Lost World
Lloyd Hughes was born on October 21, 1897 in Bisbee, Arizona, USA. He was an actor, known for The Lost World (1925), The Runaway Bride (1930) and Clipped Wings (1937). He was previously married to Gloria Hope. He died on June 6, 1958 in San Gabriel, California, USA.
19. Don Gardner
Actor | Medic
Don Gardner was born on January 16, 1932 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor, known for Medic (1954), Perry Mason (1957) and West Point (1956). He died on September 21, 1958 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
20. Elisabeth Risdon
Actress | High Sierra
Elisabeth Risdon was born on April 26, 1888 in London, England, UK. She was an actress, known for High Sierra (1941), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) and Mexican Spitfire (1940). She was previously married to Brandon Evans and George Loane Tucker. She died on December 20, 1958 in Santa Monica, ...
21. Patric Doonan
Actor | The Net
Patric Doonan was born on April 19, 1926 in Alvaston, Derby, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Project M7 (1953), The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) and Crest of the Wave (1954). He was previously married to Aud Johansen. He died on March 10, 1958 in Chelsea, London, England, UK.
22. Bonar Colleano
Actor | Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary
Bonar Colleano was born in New York City. His name was Bonar Sullivan, but he took on his family's stage name when he joined the Colleano family acrobatic circus act at 5, then at 12 moved to England. Bonar's mother, part of the Colleano family act in her role as a comely contortionist met his ...
23. Gladys Presley
Gladys Presley was born on April 25, 1912 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA. She was an actress, known for Loving You (1957). She was previously married to Vernon Presley. She died on August 14, 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
24. Harry Crocker
Assistant Director | City Lights
Harry Crocker was born on July 2, 1893 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor and assistant director, known for City Lights (1931), The Circus (1928) and The Good Companions (1933). He died on May 23, 1958 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
25. Harry M. Warner
Producer | The Lost City
Harry M. Warner was born on December 12, 1881 in Krasnoshiltz, Russian Empire. He was a producer, known for The Lost City (1920), My Four Years in Germany (1918) and Cleaning Up (1920). He was previously married to Rea Ellen Levinson. He died on July 25, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.
26. Harry Cohn
He was crude, uneducated, foul and, even on his best behavior, abrasive. No major studio executive of the so-called "Golden Age" was more loathed (although at times the dictatorial Samuel Goldwyn and the hard-nosed Jack L. Warner came close) than Harry Cohn.
Born in the middle of 5 children to ...
27. Aubrey Mather
Actor | Heaven Can Wait
Aubrey Mather was born on December 17, 1885 in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Heaven Can Wait (1943), The Secret of St. Ives (1949) and The Undying Monster (1942). He died on January 16, 1958 in London, England, UK.
28. Boots Mallory
Actress | The Big Race
Patricia Boots Mallory was raised in Mobile, Alabama. She was discovered by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., where she got her start in show biz. A tall, thin, natural blond teenager, she caught his keen eye. Her career began in the era of early talkies after the silent movie era. When Boots' younger sister, ...
29. Fred Kennedy
Actor | Rio Grande
Fred Kennedy was born on December 22, 1909 in Ainsworth, Nebraska, USA. He was an actor, known for Rio Grande (1950), Jeep-Herders (1945) and The Charge at Feather River (1953). He died on December 5, 1958 in Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA.
30. Evelyn Varden
Actress | The Night of the Hunter
Evelyn Varden was born on June 12, 1893 in Adair, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for The Night of the Hunter (1955), The Bad Seed (1956) and Pinky (1949). She was previously married to William J. Quinn and Charles Coleman. She died on July 11, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA.
31. Mary Welch
Actress | Park Row
Mary Welch was born in 1922 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. She was an actress, known for Park Row (1952), Hands of Mystery (1949) and Kraft Theatre (1947). She was previously married to David White. She died on May 31, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA.
32. Gayne Whitman
Actor | Money Madness
Gayne Whitman was born on March 19, 1890 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Money Madness (1917), Matching Dreams (1916) and The Horse Thief (1914). He was previously married to Estelle Allen. He died on August 31, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
33. Jack Gargan
Actor | The Great Gatsby
Jack Gargan was born on February 8, 1900 in Birtley, Durham, England, UK. He was an actor, known for The Great Gatsby (1949), The Thin Man (1957) and Perry Mason (1957). He died on September 30, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
34. Tala Birell
Actress | Air Hawks
Star of stage in Europe, she became just another "Another Garbo," like Anna Sten and others, whose importation to 1930's Hollywood led to movie stardom nary a whit. Her most often-seen performance is her brief role as the governess to the Empress's very young son in "The Song of Bernadette", who ...
35. Sam Zimbalist
Producer | Ben-Hur
Sam Zimbalist was born on March 31, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and editor, known for Ben-Hur (1959), King Solomon's Mines (1950) and Quo Vadis (1951). He was previously married to Mary Taylor and Margaret C. Donovan. He died on November 4, 1958 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.
36. Rose Stradner
Actress | The Last Gangster
Pretty, soulful-eyed Austrian actress Rose Stradner was a rising 30s ingénue on the Viennese stage and in a few German film romances and musicals when MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer, who was in Europe searching for exotic talent, discovered her. Along with Greer Garson, Ilona Massey and Hedy Lamarr, she ...
37. Hans Heinrich von Twardowski
Actor | Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski was born on May 5, 1898 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany [now Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland]. He was an actor and writer, known for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Hangmen Also Die! (1943) and Crown of Thorns (1923). He died on November 19, 1958 in New York ...
38. Walter Kingsford
Actor | Algiers
Walter Kingsford was born on September 20, 1881 in Redhill, Surrey, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Algiers (1938), The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) and The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936). He was previously married to Alison Bradshaw and Winifred Hanley. He died on February 7, 1958 in North ...
39. Gordon Griffith
Actor | Huckleberry Finn
Who was the first screen Tarzan? The standard answer is Elmo Lincoln star of the first Tarzan movie (1918). But the first third of that movie shows Tarzan as a boy, frolicking in the nude with real chimps (unlike the grown-up Lincoln who cavorted clothed with athletes wearing monkey suits). The ...
40. Bill Goodwin
Actor | Spellbound
Bill Goodwin was born on July 28, 1910 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Spellbound (1945), Tea for Two (1950) and The Jolson Story (1946). He was previously married to Philippa Hilber and Paula Winslowe. He died on May 9, 1958 in Palm Springs, California, USA.
41. Kurt Neumann
Director | Rocketship X-M
Kurt Neumann was born on April 5, 1908 in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for Rocketship X-M (1950), The Fly (1958) and She Devil (1957). He was previously married to Irma Ely Neumann. He died on August 21, 1958 in Hollywood, California, USA.
42. Jack Norton
Actor | The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
Pencil-mustachioed character actor in Hollywood films of the '30s and '40s, cast perennially as a reeling, incoherent, comic drunk, often clad in evening clothes and satin high hat. In an effort to make his characterizations convincing, he often followed drunks and watched their movements closely ...
43. Barbara Bennett
Actress | Love Among the Millionaires
Barbara Bennett was born on August 13, 1906 in Palisades, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Love Among the Millionaires (1930), The Valley of Decision (1916) and Syncopation (1929). She was previously married to Laurent Surprenant, Jack Randall and Morton Downey. She died on August 8, ...
44. Charles Williams
Actor | It's a Wonderful Life
Charles Williams was born on September 27, 1898 in Albany, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Midnight Limited (1940) and Hidden Enemy (1940). He was previously married to Virginia Josephine Evans and Isabel. He died on January 3, 1958 in Hollywood, ...
45. Tim Moore
Actor | The Amos 'n Andy Show
Although Tim Moore will forever be known as "The Kingfish" in the pioneering series The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951), he was actually far better known for his career on the stage and as a comedian in vaudeville than he was for his film and television work. In fact, he had only made (as far as is known)...
46. Florenz Ames
Actor | The Adventures of Ellery Queen
A relative newcomer to television at a time when most people would be looking toward retirement, Florenz Ames started out as a song and dance man in vaudeville, often performing on smaller stages with his wife Alice "Adelaide" Winthrop; as "Ames and Winthrop" they appeared in a revue called "Alice ...
47. Noah Young
Actor | For Heaven's Sake
Noah Young was born on February 2, 1887 in North Park, Colorado, USA. He was an actor, known for For Heaven's Sake (1926), Safety Last! (1923) and The Battling Orioles (1924). He died on April 18, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
48. Harry Parke
Actor | Night Spot
Harry Parke was born on May 6, 1904 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Night Spot (1938), Badminton (1945) and The Yanks Are Coming (1942). He was previously married to Thelma Leeds, Lillian Anshen and Jennifer Ann Boyd. He died on November 24, 1958 in Los Angeles,...
49. Ralph Vaughan Williams
Soundtrack | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Dr. Ralph Vaughan Williams was perhaps the most important English composer of the 20th Century. His influence on the development of 20th Century music was immense. Benjamin Britten and numerous film composers (Jerry Goldsmith, etc.) owe a lot to him. He created a truly contemporary idiom whose ...
50. Rita Montaner
Actress | Negro es mi color
Rita Montaner was born on August 20, 1900 in Guanabacoa, Havana, Cuba. She was an actress, known for Negro es mi color (1951), Victims of Sin (1951) and La noche del pecado (1933). She was previously married to Javier Calderón Poveda, Ernesto Estévez Navarro, Alberto Fernández Díaz and Xavier Cugat...