Date of Death between 1966-01-01 and 1966-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Montgomery Clift

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta (1920-2014) and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. He was the son of Ethel "Sunny" Anderson (Fogg; 1888-1988) and William Brooks Clift (1886-...

2. Buster Keaton

Actor | The General

Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...

3. Walt Disney

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Flora Disney (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer and businessperson. He had Irish, German, and English ancestry. Walt moved with his parents to Kansas City at age seven, where he spent the majority of ...

4. Eric Fleming

Actor | Rawhide

At the age of eight, Fleming hopped on a freight train to Chicago to escape his abusive father. Following hospitalization for gang fight injuries, he returned to California where he lived with his mother and worked at Paramount as a laborer. Fleming joined the Merchant Marine, and then he served in...

5. Ed Wynn

Actor | Alice in Wonderland

An old-fashioned comedian, who, by recommendation by his son Keenan Wynn, became one of the world's most beloved clowns, and one of the best actors of his time. He was born on November 9, 1886. He performed in the Ziegfeld Follies, and later had a son Keenan in 1916. He later wrote his own shows, ...

6. Verna Felton

Actress | Sleeping Beauty

Verna Felton had extensive experience on the stage and in radio before she broke into film and television. Her trademarks was her distinctive husky voice and her no-nonsense attitude. She was quite in demand for voiceover work, as evidenced by her roles in Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (...

7. William Frawley

Actor | I Love Lucy

William Frawley was born in Burlington, Iowa. As a boy he sang at St. Paul's Catholic Church and played at the Burlington Opera House. His first job was as a stenographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. He did vaudeville with his brother Paul, then joined pianist Franz Rath in an act they took to ...

8. Hedda Hopper

Actress | Sunset Blvd.

Her father was a butcher. In 1913 she met and married matinée idol DeWolf Hopper Sr. and in 1915 they moved to Hollywood, where both began active film careers. He became a star with Triangle Company, she began in vamp parts and turned to supporting roles. After her divorce she appeared in dozens of...

9. Alice Pearce

Actress | Bewitched

Making a career out of a post-nasal drip, this scene-stealing character comedienne was one of the best Broadway and Hollywood had to offer. It's too bad, then, that she wasn't utilized in films more often for this slight, chinless, parrot-faced, squawky-voiced bundle of (kill)joy could draw laughs ...

10. Clifton Webb

Actor | Laura

Already trained in dance and theater, he quit school at age 13 to study music and painting. By 19 he was a professional ballroom dancer in New York, and by his mid-twenties he was performing in musicals, dramas on Broadway and in London, and in silent movies. His first real success in film came in ...

11. Robert Keith

Actor | Guys and Dolls

Robert Keith was an American character actor who appeared in a number of prominent films and was the father of actor Brian Keith. A native of Indiana, Keith joined a stock company as a teenager and developed skills as a writer and actor. He appeared in dozens of plays around the country and on ...

12. Herbert Marshall

Actor | Murder!

Herbert Marshall had trained to become a certified accountant, but his interest turned to the stage. He lost a leg while serving in World War I and was rehabilitated with a wooden leg. This did not stop him from making good his decision to make the stage his vocation. He used a very deliberate ...

13. Wallace Ford

Actor | Freaks

A stocky, friendly-faced character actor, Ford was born Samuel Jones in England, where the brutality of his childhood rivaled anything that Charles Dickens ever dreamed up. He lived for a while in an orphanage after being separated from his parents. While still young, he was sent to a Toronto ...

14. Elizabeth Patterson

Actress | Dinner at Eight

A dainty but nevertheless feisty character actress, southern-bred (Mary) Elizabeth Patterson was born in Savannah, Tennessee, on November 22, 1874, and started her career over her strict parent's objections. She became a member of Chicago's Ben Greet Players, performing Shakespeare at the turn of ...

15. Francis X. Bushman

Actor | Sabrina

Francis X. Bushman was born on January 10, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Sabrina (1954), The Phantom Planet (1961) and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925). He was previously married to Iva Millicient Richardson, Norma Emily Atkin, Beverly Bayne and ...

16. Minerva Urecal

Actress | The Ape Man

A stage actress, Urecal made her screen debut in 1934. For the remainder of her career and two hundred plus movies, she played cleaning women, landladies, shopkeepers and the like. She was known as a Marjorie Main type actress and later went on to a career in television playing in such shows as "...

17. Robert Rossen

Writer | The Hustler

Robert Rossen was born on March 16, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and director, known for The Hustler (1961), All the King's Men (1949) and Alexander the Great (1956). He was previously married to Sarah (Sue) Siegel. He died on February 18, 1966 in New York City, New York, ...

18. Lenny Bruce

Writer | Dance Hall Racket

Lenny Bruce was born Leonard Alfred Schneider on October 13, 1925, in Mineola, Long Island, New York. His British-born father, Myron, was a shoe clerk, his mother, Sadie, was a dancer. Lenny's parents were divorced when he was a child. To support herself and her son, Sadie Schneider pursued a ...

19. Estelita Rodriguez

Actress | Rio Bravo

Estelita Rodriguez was born on July 2, 1928 in Guanajay, Cuba. She was an actress, known for Rio Bravo (1959), Belle of Old Mexico (1950) and The Golden Stallion (1949). She was previously married to Dr. Ricardo A. Pego, Ismael Alfonso Halfss, aka Henry Half, Grant Withers and Chu Chu Martinez. She...

20. Anne Nagel

Actress | Man-Made Monster

Anne Nagel's life could be summed up in two words: pretty miserable. Born to devoutly religious Bostonian parents who had long encouraged her to become a nun, she had been enrolled in a preparatory school for just that purpose. As a young teenager she worked part-time as a photographer's model, and...

21. Emma Dunn

Actress | Dr. Kildare Goes Home

Emma Dunn was a much noted stage actress before turning to films. She worked with such theatre luminaries as Richard Mansfield, Frances Starr, James Ellison and Blanche Yurka. She appeared in 3 productions under the direction of the legendary David Belasco. Miss Dunn also authored 2 books regarding...

22. Nestor Paiva

Actor | Creature from the Black Lagoon

Nestor Paiva was born on June 30, 1905 in Fresno, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Revenge of the Creature (1955) and Road to Rio (1947). He was previously married to Maxine Kuntzman. He died on September 9, 1966 in Hollywood, California, USA.

23. Charles Morton

Actor | Arms and the Man

Handsome, athletic actor whose career started in the late silent era as a leading man and continued into sound features and finally television. Born in Illinois, Morton spent his adolescence in Madison, Wisconsin; receiving his education at Madison High School and the University of Wisconsin. He ...

24. Douglass Montgomery

Actor | Waterloo Bridge

Tall, oval-faced, fair-haired, sensitive-looking Douglass Montgomery was born in Los Angeles on October 29, 1909, the son of a jeweler. Graduating from Los Angeles High School, he sought early experience at the Pasadena Playhouse. Deciding to move to New York to pursue the stage, he was quickly ...

25. Harp McGuire

Actor | On the Beach

Harp McGuire was born on November 1, 1921 in Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for On the Beach (1959), Outlaws (1960) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He died on October 21, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

26. Crahan Denton

Actor | The Parent Trap

Crahan Denton was born on March 20, 1914 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He was an actor, known for The Parent Trap (1961), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and The Young One (1960). He was previously married to Eleanor Brown and Frances Elizabeth Reavis. He died on December 4, 1966 in San Francisco, ...

27. Josephine Joseph

Actress | Freaks

Josephine Joseph was born in Austria of Polish-Austrian descent in 1913, whose body was allegedly split down the middle, one side male and the other female. She/he claimed to be a true intersex, or "hermaphrodite,' but there is no evidence to confirm whether this was the case or not. Hermaphrodites...

28. Hugh Sanders

Actor | That's My Boy

Hugh Sanders was born on March 13, 1911 in East Saint Louis, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for That's My Boy (1951), The Outer Limits (1963) and Storm Warning (1951). He was previously married to Janet Bernice Putnam and Dorothy F Allsup. He died on January 9, 1966 in Los Angeles, ...

29. Pat Hogan

Actor | Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier

Thurman Lee Haas was born on 3 February, 1920 in central Oklahoma on the Pottawatomie Indian Reservation (home of the Kickapoo Tribe). His parents were Reuben Claude Haas and the former Ann Maud Waldrip. His father was a farmer who later became involved in tribal governments in Oklahoma and the ...

30. Everett Glass

Actor | World Without End

Everett Glass was born on July 23, 1891 in Bangor, Maine, USA. He was an actor, known for World Without End (1956), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and Day of Triumph (1954). He died on March 22, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

31. John Reynolds

Actor | Manos: The Hands of Fate

John Reynolds was born on September 15, 1941 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He was an actor, known for Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966). He died on October 16, 1966 in El Paso, Texas, USA.

32. Chief Yowlachie

Actor | Red River

Chief Yowlachie was born in Kitsap County, Washington, and later lived with his family on the Yakima Indian Reservation. Although he was not enrolled in the Yakima Nation, his parents John W. Simmons and Lucy Riddle both had Puyallup heritage and owned allotted land on the Yakima reservation. ...

33. Sophie Tucker

Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby

What becomes a legend most? For the beloved Russian-born entertainer Sophie Tucker, it was most definitely the live stage. The stage was her home. She fed off a live audience and it's what made her the sensation she was. Seeing her up close and personal was to get the very best of her. Movies and ...

34. Jonathan Hale

Actor | The Saint's Double Trouble

Canadian-born character actor Jonathan Hale had a long and distinguished film career, appearing in over 260 pictures and television programs.

He was a member of the diplomatic service prior to his film career, and his stately bearing stood him in good stead for the large variety of corporate ...

35. Joseph Crehan

Actor | Black Magic

Joseph Crehan was born on July 15, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He was an actor, known for Black Magic (1944), Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) and Kid Galahad (1937). He was previously married to Dorothy R. Lord. He died on April 15, 1966 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

36. Pat O'Malley

Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Often confused with the British-born comic actor J. Pat O'Malley, who is the better remembered, silent dramatic film star Pat O'Malley had an enduring career that stands on its own. He was of solid Irish-American stock, born in Forest City, Pennsylvania, in 1890. A one-time railroad switchman, he ...

37. Julia Faye

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Julia Faye's career is inextricably linked to director Cecil B. DeMille. He was her mentor, while she was for many years his mistress (a liaison which was tolerated by De Mille's long-suffering wife Constance Adams). Julia was born in Richmond, Virginia, of French-American parentage. She had a ...

38. Charles Watts

Actor | Giant

Charles Watts was born on October 30, 1912 in Clarksville, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for Giant (1956), An Affair to Remember (1957) and Telephone Time (1956). He died on December 13, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

39. Gertrude Berg

Actress | The Goldbergs

Gertrude was born in New York City and her father owned a summer resort hotel. In her teens she wrote dialogues about her father and grandfather and recited them to guests at the hotel. This was the beginning of her writing which eventually led her to write "The Goldbergs." She married British-born...

40. Carolyn Mitchell

Actress | Dragstrip Riot

Carolyn Mitchell was born Barbara Ann Thomason on January 25, 1937 in Phoenix, Arizona, to Don and Helen Thomason. While attending Emerson Elementary School in Phoenix, she became known as the prettiest girl in Phoenix. Her family moved to Inglewood, California in 1951, a part of Los Angeles, a ...

41. Don Kelly

Actor | Tales of Wells Fargo

Don Kelly was born on March 17, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Donald Patrick Kelly to Robert T. Kelly and Rachel Marie Knudsen. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Don was an actor, known for Bombers B-52 (1957), Tank Battalion (1958), and The Hostage (1967), his final starring role. The...

42. Mathew McCue

Actor | The Fugitive

Mathew McCue was born on October 4, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Fugitive (1963) and Gunsmoke (1955). He died on April 10, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

43. June Walker

Actress | War Nurse

June Walker was born on June 14, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for War Nurse (1930), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and Thriller (1960). She was previously married to Geoffrey Kerr. She died on February 3, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

44. Sammy Stein

Actor | Modern Times

Sammy Stein was born on April 1, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Modern Times (1936), The French Key (1946) and The Veils of Bagdad (1953). He died on March 30, 1966 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

45. Don Castle

Actor | Roses Are Red

The fresh-faced appeal and promising talent of darkly handsome "B" actor Don Castle was evident from the late 30s into the 40s, but it wasn't enough for him to reach topgrade stardom. Born Marion Goodman, Jr. in Beaumont Texas in 1918 and raised in Houston, Don enrolled at the University of Texas ...

46. Richard Whorf

Actor | Blues in the Night

Richard Whorf was born on June 4, 1906 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Blues in the Night (1941), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). He was previously married to Margaret Harriet Smith (actress). He died on December 14, 1966 in ...

47. Helen Menken

Actress | Stage Door Canteen

Helen Menken was born in New York to deaf parents. Her original name was Meinken, her New York-born father Frederick being of French/German extraction. Her mother, Mary Madden, was Irish-born.

She married Humphrey Bogart at the Gramercy Park Hotel on May 20, 1926, four years after taking out a ...

48. Gussy Holl

Actress | Sehnsucht

Gussy Holl was born on February 22, 1888 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She was an actress, known for Desire (1920), Menschen im Rausch (1921) and Die Nacht auf Goldenhall (1920). She was previously married to Emil Jannings and Conrad Veidt. She died on July 16, 1966 in Salzburg, Austria.

49. William Brisbane

Actor | There Goes the Groom

William Brisbane was born on October 12, 1905 in Hamilton, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for There Goes the Groom (1937), Shall We Dance (1937) and She's Got Everything (1937). He died on April 7, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

50. Ann Stephens

Actress | The Franchise Affair

Ann Stephens was born on May 21, 1931 in London, England, UK. She was an actress, known for The Franchise Affair (1951), Dear Octopus (1943) and In Which We Serve (1942). She died on July 15, 1966 in England.


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