Date of Death between 2007-01-01 and 2007-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Yvonne De Carlo
Actress | The Ten Commandments
Yvonne De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was three when her father abandoned the family. Her mother turned to waitressing in a restaurant to make ends meet--a rough beginning for an actress who would, one day, be one of ...
2. Ingmar Bergman
Writer | Persona
Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born July 14, 1918, the son of a priest. The film and T.V. series, The Best Intentions (1992) is biographical and shows the early marriage of his parents. The film Sunday's Children (1992) depicts a bicycle journey with his father. In the miniseries Private Confessions (...
3. Deborah Kerr
Actress | The King and I
Deborah Jane Trimmer was born on 30 September 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of Captain Arthur Kerr Trimmer. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She first performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London. She subsequently performed with the Oxford ...
4. Anna Nicole Smith
Actress | Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Anna Nicole Smith was born on November 28, 1967 in Houston, Texas, USA. She was an actress and producer, known for Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Be Cool (2005) and Illegal Aliens (2007). She was previously married to J. Howard Marshall II and Billy Smith. She died on February 8, 2007 ...
5. Jane Wyman
Actress | The Blue Veil
Jane Wyman was born Sarah Jane Mayfield on January 5, 1917, in St. Joseph, Missouri (she was also known later as Sarah Jane Fulks). When she was only eight years old, and after her parents filed for divorce, she lost her father prematurely. After graduating high school she attempted, with the help ...
6. Mala Powers
Actress | Cyrano de Bergerac
The daughter of a United Press executive, Mala Powers attended the Max Reinhardt Junior Workshop as a kid and fell in love with acting the first time she set foot on a stage. She made her film debut in Universal's 1942 Tough As They Come (1942) before actress Helene Thimig (Max Reinhardt's wife) ...
7. Roscoe Lee Browne
Actor | The Cowboys
He was a master class in cerebral eloquence and audience command...and although his dominant playing card in the realm of acting was quite serious and stately, nobody cut a more delightfully dry edge in sitcoms than this gentleman, whose calm yet blistering put-downs often eluded his lesser victims.
8. Marcel Marceau
Actor | Barbarella
Marcel Marceau was the legendary mime, who survived the Nazi occupation, and saved many children in WWII. He was regarded for his peerless style pantomime, moving audiences without uttering a single word, and was known to the World as a "master of silence."
He was born Marcel Mangel on March 22, ...
9. Alice Ghostley
Actress | To Kill a Mockingbird
Whether portraying a glum, withering wallflower, a drab and dowdy housewife, a klutzy maid or a cynical gossip, eccentric character comedienne Alice Ghostley had the ability to draw laughs from the skimpiest of material with a simple fret or whine. Making a name for herself on the Tony-winning ...
10. Dabbs Greer
Actor | The Green Mile
Dabbs Greer was a very familiar face in films and especially on TV. He was a sort of "everyman" in his roles and played merchants, preachers, businessmen, and other "pillars of the community" types as well as assorted villains. With his plain looking face, wavy hair and mellow, distinctive voice he...
11. Jean-Pierre Cassel
Actor | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie
He made his movie debut at the invitation of Gene Kelly, who cast Cassel in the 1956 Paris-filmed seriocomedy The Happy Road (1957). At least, that's what the press releases claimed; actually, the tall, elastic-faced Cassel had been plugging away in films on a minor basis since 1950. Shortly after, ...
12. Tom Poston
Actor | Christmas with the Kranks
Veteran comedic actor Tom Poston, he with the bugged-out eyes that commonly accentuated a vague look of bewilderment, was born in Columbus, Ohio, on October 17, 1921. By age nine, the young boy was appearing with an acrobatic troupe.
Poston later attended Bethany College in West Virginia when World ...
13. Lois Maxwell
Actress | Dr. No
Everyone knows (or should know) Lois Maxwell as the one and only "Miss Moneypenny," but there's much more to her acting career than that. She started out against her parents' will, and without their knowledge, in a Canadian children's radio program, credited as "Robin Wells." Before the age of 15 ...
14. Marcheline Bertrand
Actress | Lookin' to Get Out
Marcheline Bertrand was born on May 9, 1950 in Blue Island, Illinois, USA. She was an actress and producer, known for Lookin' to Get Out (1982), The Man Who Loved Women (1983) and Ironside (1967). She was previously married to Tom Bessamra and Jon Voight. She died on January 27, 2007 in Los Angeles...
15. Charles Nelson Reilly
Actor | Millennium
Charles Nelson Reilly was born to Charles Joseph Reilly and Signe Elvera Nelson. His father was Irish-American and Catholic, his mother was Swedish-American and Lutheran. As a child he amused himself with improvised puppet theater performances.
He had a traumatic experience in 1944, when present for...
16. Betty Hutton
Actress | Annie Get Your Gun
Betty Hutton was born Elizabeth June Thornburg on February 26, 1921, in Battle Creek, Michigan. Two years later, Betty's father decided that the family way of life wasn't for him, so he left (he committed suicide 16 years later). Having to fend for themselves, Mrs. Thornburg moved the family to ...
17. Ashleigh Aston Moore
Actress | Now and Then
Ashleigh Aston Moore was born as Ashley MacMillan (first stage name Ashley Rogers) on September 30, 1981. Her parents were Maryanna Aston Moore, an interior designer, and Dennis MacMillan, who wasn't around for much of her life. She grew up in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Her first acting ...
18. Michelangelo Antonioni
Writer | Blow-Up
Together with Fellini, Bergman and Kurosawa, Michelangelo Antonioni is credited with defining the modern art film. And yet Antonioni's cinema is also recognized today for defying any easy categorization, with his films ultimately seeming to belong to their own distinctive genre. Indeed, the ...
19. Robert Goulet
Actor | The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
Robert Gerard Goulet was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to a family of French-Canadian origin. He was the son of Jeanette (Gauthier) and Joseph Georges André Goulet. After hearing his son sing "Lead Kindly Light", in their church hall, his father told him, "I'm proud of you, son". A few weeks ...
20. Ron Carey
Actor | History of the World: Part I
He was a notably short, Italian, nasal-toned and mischievous-looking fellow, a perfect type for the stand-up comedy circuit and for playing Brooklynesque characters in T.V. sitcoms and films...which is just what Ron Carey did. He was born Ronald Joseph Cicenia in Newark, New Jersey, on December ...
21. Sigrid Valdis
Actress | Our Man Flint
A native Californian of Swedish descent, Sigrid Valdis (the professional stage name of Patricia Annette Olson) was raised in the Westwood and Brentwood neighborhoods of Los Angeles, and attended exclusive private schools, including Marymount High School. Upon graduation she moved to Europe, then to...
22. Barry Nelson
Actor | The Shining
A genial, well-respected, all-around "nice guy", the breezily handsome Barry Nelson was born Haakon Robert Nielsen on April 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California, to Betsy (Christophersen) and Trygve "Ted" Nielsen, both Norwegian immigrants. He was raised in nearby Oakland and graduated from the ...
23. George Grizzard
Actor | Flags of Our Fathers
In retrospect, he was considered an actor's actor to be sure. Renowned theater performer George Grizzard would make his biggest impact under the Tony-winning Broadway lights in a career spanning over five decades. Born an only child on April 1, 1928, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, George Cooper...
24. Charles Lane
Actor | You Can't Take It with You
Mean, miserly and miserable-looking, they didn't come packaged with a more annoying and irksome bow than Charles Lane. Glimpsing even a bent smile from this unending sourpuss was extremely rare, unless one perhaps caught him in a moment of insidious glee after carrying out one of his many nefarious...
25. Laraine Day
Actress | Foreign Correspondent
Born into a prominent Mormon family in Utah, Laraine Day's acting career began after her parents moved to Long Beach, California, where she joined the Long Beach Players. She appeared in her first film in 1937 in a bit part, then did leads in several George O'Brien westerns. Signing a contract with...
26. Brett Somers
Actress | Battlestar Galactica
In 1973, Brett became a popular panelist on the television game show, "The Match Game." The Match Game (in its original version) ran on NBC's daytime lineup from 1962-1969. The show returned in 1973 with a significantly changed format on CBS (also in daytime). "The Match Game" became a major ...
27. Ian Richardson
Actor | From Hell
A classical actor (and founding member in 1960 of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Richardson earned international fame as the villainous Francis Urquart in the BBC television trilogy, "House of Cards." Uttered in a cut-glass accent, the Machiavellian Prime Minister's sly "You might well think that ...
28. John Inman
Actor | Are You Being Served?
John Inman was born on June 28, 1935 in Preston, Lancashire, England, UK. He was an actor, known for Are You Being Served? (1972), Are You Being Served? (1977) and Odd Man Out (1977). He was previously married to Ron Lynch. He died on March 8, 2007 in Paddington, London, England, UK.
29. Edward Yang
Writer | Yi yi
Born on November 6, 1947 in Shanghai, China, Edward Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs. ...
30. Bruce Bennett
Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Herman Brix was a star shot-putter in the 1928 Olympics. After losing the lead in MGM's Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) due to a shoulder injury, he was contracted by Ashton Dearholt for his independent production of The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935), a serial and the only Tarzan film between the ...
31. Jeanne Bates
Actress | Mulholland Dr.
Jeanne Bates began her acting career while a student at San Mateo Junior College, appearing on radio soap operas in San Francisco. She played the lead in an airwave mystery series, Lew X. Lansworth's "Whodunit" (Bates' scream was the show's "signature"), which became so successful that it (and ...
32. Kieron Moore
Actor | Crack in the World
With dark good looks and a brawny build, Irish actor Kieron Moore made a name for himself in post-war British films as both heroes and villains. Interestingly, he is better remembered for one of his more earnest failures, that of Count Vronsky opposite Vivien Leigh's Anna Karenina (1948).
33. Kitty Carlisle
Actress | A Night at the Opera
Kitty Carlisle Hart wore a cloak of many professional and elegant colors. Actress, opera singer, Broadway performer, TV celebrity, game show panelist, patron of the arts, and, at age 95, this vital woman continued her six-decade musical odyssey with songs and reminisces in her one-woman show: "...
34. James T. Callahan
Actor | Knight Rider
James T. Callahan was born on October 4, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Knight Rider (1982), The Governor & J.J. (1969) and The Runaways (1978). He was previously married to Peggy Cannon. He died on August 3, 2007 in Fallbrook, California, USA.
35. Ulrich Mühe
Actor | Das Leben der Anderen
Ulrich Mühe was born on June 20, 1953 in Grimma, East Germany. He was an actor and director, known for The Lives of Others (2006), Funny Games (1997) and Der letzte Zeuge (1998). He was previously married to Susanne Lothar, Jenny Gröllmann and Annegret Hahn. He died on July 22, 2007 in Walbeck, ...
36. Andy Sidaris
Director | Malibu Express
Andy Sidaris was born on February 20, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Malibu Express (1985), Stacey (1973) and Seven (1979). He was previously married to Anne Sidaris-Reeves and Arlene Sidaris. He died on March 7, 2007 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California...
37. Chaney Kley
Actor | Darkness Falls
Chaney Kley was born on August 20, 1972 in Manassas, Virginia, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Darkness Falls (2003), Legally Blonde (2001) and NCIS (2003). He died on July 24, 2007 in Venice, California, USA.
38. Bob Clark
Director | A Christmas Story
Bob Clark was born on August 5, 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was a director and writer, known for A Christmas Story (1983), Baby Geniuses (1999) and Porky's (1981). He died on April 4, 2007 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.
39. Miyoshi Umeki
Actress | Sayonara
Miyoshi Umeki was born as the youngest of 9 children. The daughter of a prominent Japanese iron factory owner, she developed an early passion for music, learning to play the mandolin, harmonica & piano. She also enjoyed singing American-styled tunes, much to the chagrin of her parents. This ...
40. Solveig Dommartin
Actress | Bis ans Ende der Welt
Solveig Dommartin was born on May 16, 1961 in Constantine, Constantine, France [now Algeria]. She was an actress and director, known for Until the End of the World (1991), Wings of Desire (1987) and Faraway, So Close! (1993). She died on January 11, 2007 in Paris, France.
41. Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman
Actor | Dances with Wolves
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman was born on August 17, 1936 in Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, Roberts County, South Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for Dances with Wolves (1990), Hidalgo (2004) and Dharma & Greg (1997). He was previously married to Rosie. He died on December 13, 2007 in Los ...
42. Daniel McDonald
Actor | Bound by Honor
Daniel McDonald was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the youngest of seven siblings. A life member of the Actors Studio, he has also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, with Paul Curtis of the American Mime Company, and with famed acting teacher Sanford Meisner. Active on ...
43. Roy Jenson
Actor | Chinatown
Roy Jenson was born on February 9, 1927 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was an actor, known for Chinatown (1974), Soylent Green (1973) and The Way We Were (1973). He was previously married to Marina Petrova and Barbara Ann Dionysius. He died on April 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
44. Peter Ronson
Actor | Journey to the Center of the Earth
Born in Iceland, Peter began running track at a young age. He excelled in this sport and in his late teens was on the Icelandic National Team for the decathlon. He held several national records. While competing in Europe, he met a runner from the United States who was currently attending and ...
45. Bill Idelson
Writer | Get Smart
Bill Idelson was born on August 21, 1919 in Forest Park, Illinois, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for Get Smart (1965), Love, American Style (1969) and The Andy Griffith Show (1960). He was previously married to Seemah Wilder. He died on December 31, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
46. Barbara McNair
Actress | If He Hollers, Let Him Go!
Popular African-American vocalist and entertainer Barbara McNair dazzled audiences with her singing prowess and exceptional beauty for well over four decades until her death on February 4, 2007 of throat cancer in Los Angeles. The Chicago-born entertainer and one-time secretary was raised in Racine...
47. J. Brennan Smith
Actor | Midnight Madness
J. Brennan Smith was born on March 15, 1970. He was an actor, known for Midnight Madness (1980), Pleasantville (1998) and The Bad News Bears (1979). He died on February 8, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
48. Tige Andrews
Actor | The Mod Squad
Tige Andrews was born on March 19, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Mod Squad (1968), The Detectives (1959) and Mister Roberts (1955). He was previously married to Norma Thornton and Josephine Bernice Phillips. He died on January 27, 2007 in Encino, California,...
49. Lee Bergere
Actor | Star Trek
Born in Brooklyn, Bergere began his career in 1936 as understudy to Danny Kaye in the Broadway production of "Lady in the Dark", with Gertrude Lawrence. His television debut was with James Dean in the live production of "Thunder on Sycamore Street". A World War II veteran, he was in charge of ...
50. Carol Bruce
Actress | Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Carol Bruce was born on November 15, 1919 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), American Gigolo (1980) and Behind the Eight Ball (1942). She was previously married to Milton Nathonson. She died on October 9, 2007 in ...