Here are 50 famous actors from United States of America died in 2001:
Jack Lemmon (February 8, 1925 Newton-June 27, 2001 Los Angeles) also known as John Uhler Lemmon III, John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III or Jack was an American musician, actor and film producer. His children are called Chris Lemmon and Courtney Lemmon.
Lemmon was a versatile actor known for playing both comedic and dramatic roles. He appeared in over 60 films and won two Academy Awards, one for Best Supporting Actor in Mister Roberts (1955) and another for Best Actor in Save the Tiger (1973). Some of his other notable films include Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), The Great Race (1965), and Grumpy Old Men (1993).
Aside from his work in film, Lemmon had a successful career in theater and also appeared on television. He was an accomplished pianist and often incorporated his musical talents into his performances. Lemmon was also a political and social activist, and his beliefs often influenced the roles he portrayed on screen.
Lemmon died in 2001 at the age of 76, but his legacy lives on through his extensive body of work and the impact he had on the world of cinema.
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Morton Downey, Jr. (December 9, 1932 Los Angeles-March 12, 2001 Los Angeles) also known as John Morton Downey, Jr., Mort the Mouth or Sean Morton Downey, Jr. was an American talk show host, singer, actor and disc jockey. He had three children, Melissa Downey, Kelli Downey Cornwell and Tracey Downey.
Downey rose to fame in the late 1980s with his talk show "The Morton Downey Jr. Show," where he often provoked guests and made controversial statements. He was known for his abrasive and confrontational interviewing style, as well as his heavy smoking and self-promotion. He was a pioneer of the "trash TV" genre and was often compared to Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern. Prior to his career in TV, Downey had a successful career as a radio DJ and even recorded a hit single in 1957. However, his career was cut short in the early 1990s due to his declining ratings and health issues. Downey passed away in 2001 at the age of 68 from lung cancer.
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Edward Winter (June 3, 1937 Ventura-March 8, 2001 Woodland Hills) otherwise known as Edward Dean Winter, Ed Winter or Edward D. Winter was an American actor, voice actor, writer, television director and narrator.
Winter first gained recognition for his role as Colonel Flagg on the television series M*A*S*H. He also appeared in numerous other TV shows including The Twilight Zone, The Rockford Files, and Murder, She Wrote. In addition to his acting career, Winter also lent his voice to many popular animated series such as Batman: The Animated Series and Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
During his career, Winter also wrote and directed several television shows and documentaries, including an episode of the acclaimed series The X-Files. He was also a skilled narrator and lent his voice to many documentary and educational films.
In his personal life, Winter was married twice and had one child. He was diagnosed with cancer in 1999 and passed away at the age of 63 in 2001. Winter's legacy lives on through his impressive body of work in the entertainment industry.
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Lorenzo Music (May 2, 1937 Brooklyn-August 4, 2001 Los Angeles) also known as Gerald David Music, L. Muzic, Jerry Music or L. Music was an American musician, writer, television producer, actor, voice actor and screenwriter. His children are called Fernando Music, Sam Music, Roz Music and Leilani Music.
Lorenzo Music began his career as a radio disc jockey before moving on to writing and producing for television shows such as The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He was also the voice of Garfield the Cat in the animated Garfield TV specials and series from 1982 to 1994. Music was a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to characters in numerous animated series including The Real Ghostbusters, DuckTales, and TaleSpin. He was also the co-creator of the popular sitcom Coach, which aired from 1989 to 1997. In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Music was an avid environmentalist and worked to promote conservation efforts in his community.
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Eugene Jackson (December 25, 1916 Buffalo-October 26, 2001 Compton) a.k.a. Pineapple, Eugene W. Jackson II, Eugene Jackson Jr., Eugene 'Pineapple' Jackson, Eugene W. Jackson, Gene Jackson, Eugene Jackson II or Eugene W. Jackson Jr., II was an American actor and child actor. He had three children, Hazel Jackson, Eugene Jackson and Sue Jackson.
Eugene Jackson began his acting career as a child performer and appeared in several movies in the 1930s and 1940s. He is best known for his role as Pineapple in the 1937 film, "Dead End" which was directed by William Wyler. Additionally, Jackson had small roles in several other films throughout his career, including "Bad Boy," "Angels with Dirty Faces," and "They Made Me a Criminal."
After his acting career, Jackson worked as a public relations executive at the Bell System. He also founded a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the telecommunications industry. Jackson passed away in 2001 at the age of 84.
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Don Brodie (May 29, 1904 Cincinnati-January 8, 2001 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Don Brody, Donald Brodie, Donald L. Brodie or Don L. Brodie was an American actor and voice actor.
He began his career on Broadway, appearing in musicals such as "Of Thee I Sing" and "Anything Goes". He later moved to Hollywood where he appeared in over 300 films and television shows. He was known for his versatility, often playing both comedic and dramatic roles. Some of his most notable appearances include "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940), "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man" (1951), and "The Twilight Zone" (1961). He also worked as a voice actor, providing the voice for characters in animated films such as "Lady and the Tramp" (1955) and "101 Dalmatians" (1961). He passed away at the age of 96 in Los Angeles, California.
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Sandy Baron (May 5, 1936 Brooklyn-January 21, 2001 Van Nuys) also known as Sanford Beresofsky, Bez or Sanford Irving Beresofsky was an American comedian, actor and presenter.
He began his career as a stand-up comedian in the 1960s and worked in several clubs in New York City. He also appeared on several television shows such as "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" and "The Ed Sullivan Show". In the 1970s, he began to work as an actor and appeared in several television shows such as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "All in the Family". He also appeared in several movies such as "Birdy" and "The Out-of-Towners". Baron continued to perform as a comedian until his death in 2001.
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Owen Bush (November 10, 1921 Savannah-June 12, 2001 Los Angeles) was an American actor.
He appeared in over 60 films and television shows throughout his career. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Bush moved to Los Angeles in the 1940s to pursue a career in acting. He made his film debut in the 1949 film "Impact" and went on to have memorable roles in classic films such as "Rio Bravo" and "The Alamo". Bush also appeared in popular TV shows like "Bonanza" and "Gunsmoke". In addition to his acting career, Bush was also a skilled horse trainer and worked with horses on many of the Western films he starred in. He passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 79 due to complications from liver cancer.
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Louis Edmonds (September 24, 1923 Baton Rouge-March 3, 2001 Port Jefferson) also known as Big Lou, Loui Man or Louis Stirling Edmonds was an American actor.
He was best known for his roles in the soap opera genre, particularly for his portrayal of Roger Collins in the gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows" and Langley Wallingford in the daytime drama "All My Children". Edmonds began his acting career on stage and later transitioned to film and television. He appeared in films such as "The Detective", "The Boston Strangler", and "The Girl Most Likely to...". Aside from his work in soap operas, he also had guest-starring roles on popular TV shows such as "Route 66", "The Wild Wild West", and "Murder, She Wrote". Edmonds was a respected stage actor, having appeared in several Broadway productions including "The Skin of Our Teeth" and "The Importance of Being Earnest".
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Glenn Hughes (July 18, 1950 New York-March 4, 2001 New York) also known as Glenn Martin Hughes was an American singer and actor.
He was best known for his work as the lead vocalist of the Village People, a popular disco group in the late 1970s. Prior to joining the Village People, Hughes had a successful Broadway career, appearing in productions such as "The Wiz" and "Promenade." In addition to his singing and acting career, Hughes was also a songwriter and wrote a number of songs for other artists, including Gloria Gaynor and Celine Dion. Sadly, Hughes passed away in 2001 due to lung cancer.
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Albert Hague (October 13, 1920 Berlin-November 12, 2001 Marina del Rey) also known as Albert Marcuse or Hague, Albert was an American actor, composer and songwriter.
Hague immigrated to the United States in 1939 and began his career in entertainment in the 1940s as a Broadway actor. He appeared in numerous stage productions and earned a Tony Award for his performance as the music teacher in Redhead. Hague also made appearances in numerous television shows and films throughout his career, including The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd and The Next Karate Kid.
As a composer and songwriter, Hague is best known for his work on the musicals Plain and Fancy and Redhead. He also wrote the music for the popular Christmas song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" for the animated television special How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Hague was married to actress Renee Orin for over 50 years and together they had three children. He continued to write and perform until his death at the age of 81.
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Tommy Hollis (March 22, 1954 Jacksonville-September 9, 2001 New York City) also known as Tommy Janor Hollis was an American actor.
He was best known for his recurring role as Melvin in the hit TV series "The Sopranos". Throughout his career, Hollis appeared in a number of acclaimed films such as "Malcolm X" and "Jungle Fever" directed by Spike Lee as well as "He Got Game" directed by Denzel Washington. He also made guest appearances on various TV shows including "Law & Order", "New York Undercover", and "The Cosby Show". Hollis was a founding member of the Black Theatre Alliance and was dedicated to promoting Black theater. He passed away on September 9, 2001 due to complications from diabetes.
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Whitman Mayo (November 15, 1930 New York City-May 22, 2001 Atlanta) also known as Witman Mayo, Whitman B. Mayo, Grady or Whitman Blount Mayo was an American actor and teacher. He had three children, Rahn Mayo, Tanya Mayo and Suni Mayo Simpson.
Mayo was best known for his role as Grady Wilson in the sitcom "Sanford and Son", which aired from 1972-1977. He also reprised that role in the spin-off "Grady" in 1975-1976. Over the course of his career, Mayo appeared in several other television shows such as "The Jeffersons," "227," and "Hill Street Blues." In addition to his acting work, Mayo was a respected teacher and mentor to young actors, and he directed several plays in the Atlanta area. Mayo passed away in 2001 from a heart attack at the age of 70.
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Otis Young (July 4, 1932 Providence-October 11, 2001 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Otis E. Young was an American actor and writer. He had four children, Saudia Young, Lovelady Young, El Mahdi Young and Jemal Young.
Young first began acting on the stage, appearing in numerous productions in New York City before transitioning to television and film. He appeared in several well-known TV series such as "The Outer Limits", "Perry Mason", and "The Wild Wild West". His film credits include "The Last Detail" (1973) and "The Light at the Edge of the World" (1971).
Aside from acting, Young was also a talented writer. He wrote several plays including "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and "The Woolgatherer". In addition, he wrote the screenplay for the film "Rage" (1972), which starred Glenn Ford and Stella Stevens.
Young was known for his activism; he was an advocate for civil rights and social justice. He was part of the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where he taught classes and worked with underprivileged youth.
Young passed away in 2001 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He is remembered as a talented actor, writer, and activist who left a lasting impact in the entertainment industry.
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Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915 Chihuahua-June 3, 2001 Boston) also known as Antonio Rudolfo Oaxaca Quinn, Anthony Qvinn, Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, Tony or Antonio Reyes was an American actor, writer, painter, film producer, film director, professional boxer and restaurateur. He had twelve children, Francesco Quinn, Lorenzo Quinn, Ryan Quinn, Danny Quinn, Alex A. Quinn, Valentina Quinn, Christopher Quinn, Antonia Quinn, Sean Quinn, Catalina Quinn, Christina Quinn and Duncan Quinn.
Quinn was born in Mexico but grew up in Los Angeles. He began his acting career in the 1936 film "Parole," but it wasn't until his role in the 1952 film "Viva Zapata!" that he gained wide recognition. He received two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, one for "Viva Zapata!" and the other for "Lust for Life" in 1956. One of his most memorable roles was as Zorba in the 1964 film "Zorba the Greek."
Aside from his successful acting career, Quinn was also a skilled painter and sculptor. He had several exhibitions of his artwork throughout his life. In addition, he was a successful restaurateur, owning and operating a string of restaurants in Los Angeles.
Quinn was married three times, and had numerous affairs throughout his life. He passed away in 2001 from complications following throat cancer surgery.
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Ray Walston (November 2, 1914 New Orleans-January 1, 2001 Beverly Hills) also known as Herman Walston, Raymond Walston, Ray Wallston, Herman Raymond Walston, Herman Ray Walston or Herman Raymond "Ray" Walston was an American actor, singer and comedian. He had one child, Katherine Ann Walston.
Walston began his career on stage, performing in a number of Broadway productions in the 1940s and 1950s. He made his film debut in the 1957 movie "Kiss Them for Me" and went on to have a successful career in film and television.
One of his most famous roles was as Uncle Martin in the TV series "My Favorite Martian," which aired from 1963 to 1966. He also appeared in the films "The Sting" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
In addition to acting, Walston was also a talented singer and performed in several Broadway musicals, including "Damn Yankees," for which he won a Tony Award.
Walston continued to work in film and TV until his death in 2001 at the age of 86. He was remembered for his unique and memorable characters and his contributions to the entertainment industry.
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Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924 Manhattan-June 21, 2001 Culver City) also known as John Carroll O'Connor or Matt Harris was an American actor, television producer, television director, comedian and screenwriter. He had one child, Hugh O'Connor.
Carroll O'Connor is best known for his role as Archie Bunker in the popular television series "All in the Family." He won four Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Bunker and continued to play the character on the spin-off series "Archie Bunker's Place." Prior to his success on television, O'Connor appeared in numerous plays and films, including the 1967 classic "In the Heat of the Night." He was also a political activist and spoke out against issues such as nuclear power, the Vietnam War, and racism. O'Connor passed away in 2001 after suffering a heart attack.
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David Graf (April 16, 1950 Zanesville-April 7, 2001 Phoenix) also known as Paul David Graf was an American actor. He had two children, Daniel Graf and Sean Graf.
David Graf is best known for his role as Sergeant Eugene Tackleberry in the Police Academy film series. He also appeared in other films such as The Brady Bunch Movie, The Trial of the Moke, and Guarding Tess. Graf started his acting career on stage and appeared in several off-Broadway productions before making his way to film and television. He was a talented performer who had a great sense of humor and was loved by many of his colleagues in the industry. David passed away suddenly in 2001 at the age of 50 from a heart attack. Despite his premature passing, he left behind a lasting legacy and is still remembered by his fans and peers as a wonderful actor and person.
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Gardner McKay (June 10, 1932 Manhattan-November 21, 2001 Hawaii Kai) otherwise known as George Cadogan Gardner McKay was an American actor.
In addition to his acting career, McKay was also a playwright, adventurer, and author. He wrote several novels and travel memoirs, including "Toyer" and "North Cape" which both gained critical acclaim in the literary world. McKay was also a skilled sailor and spent many years sailing around the world on his boat, the "Exit Only." He used his experiences as inspiration for his writing and often incorporated his love for adventure into his work. McKay remained active in the entertainment industry up until his death at the age of 69.
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Steve Barton (June 26, 1954 Hot Springs-July 21, 2001 Bremen) also known as Steven Neal Barton was an American singer and actor.
Steve Barton began his career in music as a member of the vocal group The Continentals. He then went on to star in several theater productions in London's West End, including playing the lead role in the original London production of Les Misérables. He also starred on Broadway in shows such as The Phantom of the Opera and Cats. Barton was known for his powerful, versatile voice and his charismatic stage presence. In addition to his theater work, he also recorded several albums and appeared in films and television shows. Barton passed away from cancer at the age of 47.
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Troy Donahue (January 27, 1936 New York City-September 2, 2001 Santa Monica) also known as Merle Johnson Jr. or Donahue was an American actor and singer. He had two children, Janine Donahue and Sean Donahue.
Troy Donahue began his acting career in the 1950s with small roles in films and on television. He rose to fame in the early 1960s, starring in a string of successful films such as "A Summer Place" and "Parrish". Donahue was known for his good looks and charm, and was a popular heartthrob of the era. In addition to his acting career, he also had a successful recording career, releasing several albums throughout the 1960s. However, as the decade came to a close, Donahue's popularity began to wane and he struggled to find work in the industry. He continued to act in smaller roles throughout the 1970s and 1980s, eventually transitioning to television work later in his career. Troy Donahue passed away in 2001 following complications from heart surgery.
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Ramon Bieri (June 16, 1929 Windsor-May 27, 2001 Woodland Hills) a.k.a. Ramon Arens Bieri was an American actor.
He was born in Windsor, Colorado and spent most of his career as a character actor in television shows and films. Some of his notable roles include Sheriff Jeb Crater in "The Waltons", Deputy Hendricks in "Twin Peaks", and Judge Anthony Petrillo in "Law & Order". Bieri began his acting career in the late 1950s and appeared in over 100 television shows and films throughout his career. He was also a writer and producer, and helped create and produce the popular 1970s police drama "Baretta". Bieri passed away in 2001 at the age of 71 in Woodland Hills, California.
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Alex Nicol (January 20, 1916 Ossining-July 29, 2001 Montecito) a.k.a. Alexander Livingston Nicol Jr. was an American film director, actor and television director. His children are called Alexander L. Nicol III, Eric Nicol and Lisa Nicol.
Nicol began his career as an actor in the 1940s, appearing in films such as "The Great Commandment" and "The Big Carnival". He later transitioned to directing, working on a number of television shows throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including "The Twilight Zone", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", and "Bonanza". In the 1970s, he directed a number of low-budget films, including "The Astrologer" and "The Night God Screamed". Nicol was also a member of the Directors Guild of America and served on its board of directors for several years. He passed away in 2001 at the age of 85.
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Jason Miller (April 22, 1939 Queens-May 13, 2001 Scranton) also known as John Anthony Miller, Jack Miller, Jason Anthony Miller or John Anthony Miller Jr. was an American actor, playwright, screenwriter, film director, film producer and poet. He had four children, Jason Patric, Joshua John Miller, Jennifer Miller and Jordan Miller.
Miller is best known for his work in theater, having won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1973 for his play "That Championship Season." He also received Tony Award nominations for his performances in "The Great White Hope" and "They Knew What They Wanted."
In addition to his work on stage, Miller also had a successful career in television and film. He appeared in several movies, including "The Exorcist" and "The Ninth Configuration," both of which he also wrote and directed. He was also a frequent collaborator with director John Cassavetes, appearing in several of his films including "Husbands" and "A Woman Under the Influence."
Throughout his career, Miller struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction. He died in 2001 at the age of 62 from a heart attack, which was attributed in part to his substance abuse issues. Despite his personal struggles, Miller is remembered as one of the most talented and respected artists in American theater and film.
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Sully Boyar (December 14, 1924 Williamsburg-March 23, 2001 Queens) otherwise known as Israel Sully Boyarsky or Irving "Sully" Boyar was an American actor and lawyer.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and began his career as an actor in the 1950s, appearing in many movies and TV shows throughout his career. Some of his most notable film roles include "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three," "Dog Day Afternoon," and "Q&A." In addition to his acting career, Boyar was also a practicing lawyer, specializing in entertainment law. He taught at New York University School of Law and served as the executive director of the New York State Film Commission. Boyar also co-founded the Double Image Theater, a nonprofit theater company in Manhattan. He was known for his talent, humor, and dedication to both the arts and the legal profession.
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Lewis Arquette (December 14, 1935 Chicago-February 10, 2001 Los Angeles) also known as Lewis Michael Arquette, Louis Arquette or Mike Arquette was an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, television producer, musician, puppeteer and comedian. His children are called Rosanna Arquette, Patricia Arquette, Richmond Arquette, David Arquette and Alexis Arquette.
Arquette began his acting career in the early 1970s, and appeared in several films throughout his career, including "The China Syndrome" (1979), "Tango & Cash" (1989), and "Best in Show" (2000). He also had numerous TV credits, including guest roles on "The Waltons," "The Love Boat," and "Cheers." In addition to acting, Arquette was a prolific writer, penning several screenplays and producing several television series. He was also a skilled puppeteer and musician, and often incorporated these talents into his performances. Arquette passed away in 2001 at the age of 65 from heart failure.
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Robert Dunham (July 6, 1931 Portland-August 6, 2001 Sarasota) also known as Robert Dean Dunham, Danny Yuma, Dan Yuma or Bob was an American actor, businessperson and writer. He had four children, Barbara Ann Subayashi, Daniel Alan Dunham, Emiko Jade Frost and Marcia Narita.
Robert Dunham was born in Portland, Oregon, and began his acting career in the 1950s. He appeared in a number of films and television shows, including "Bonanza", "The Big Valley", and "The Wild Wild West". He also worked as a stuntman on several films.
In addition to his acting career, Dunham was a successful businessperson. He owned several restaurants in California and Arizona, including the Roadkill Cafe in Seligman, Arizona.
Dunham was also a writer, and wrote several screenplays and teleplays over the course of his career. He was a member of the Writers Guild of America.
Dunham passed away in Sarasota, Florida, in 2001 at the age of 70. He is survived by his four children and his wife, Mary Lou Dunham.
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Jackie Jenkins (August 29, 1937 Los Angeles-August 14, 2001 Asheville) also known as Jack Dudley Jenkins, Butch Jenkins, Jack Jenkins or Jackie "Butch" Jenkins was an American actor.
He began his acting career as a child actor, appearing in several films in the 1940s and 1950s, including "The Human Comedy" and "The Yearling". As an adult, Jenkins continued to act, appearing in various television shows such as "Little House on the Prairie" and "The Waltons". He also worked behind the scenes as a dialogue and dialect coach for films such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?". In addition to his acting career, Jenkins was also a musician, playing guitar and banjo. Despite his successful career in Hollywood, Jenkins eventually left the entertainment industry and moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where he lived until his death in 2001.
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Peter Griffith (October 23, 1933 Baltimore-May 14, 2001 Santa Fe) also known as Peter Atwill Griffith was an American advertising executive, child actor, soldier and actor. He had three children, Melanie Griffith, Tracy Griffith and Clay A. Griffith.
Griffith began his acting career in the 1940s as a child actor, appearing in films such as The Return of Frank James and The Green Promise. He later served in the military during the Korean War before returning to the entertainment industry as an advertising executive. In the 1960s, he founded his own advertising agency, Griffith, Carlton & Laibson. Griffith also returned to acting in the 1980s, appearing in films such as The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Milagro Beanfield War. He was married four times, with his last marriage being to actress Tippi Hedren. Griffith passed away in 2001 at the age of 67 due to complications from emphysema and lung cancer.
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John Mitchum (September 6, 1919 Bridgeport-November 29, 2001 Los Angeles) also known as John Newman Mitchum, Jack Mitchum, John Mallory or Big John was an American actor, poet, singer, writer, musician and songwriter. His children are called John Mitchum II, Victoria Mitchum and Cindy Mitchum.
John Mitchum was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and later moved to California with his family where he attended school. He served in the Army during World War II before beginning his successful acting career. Mitchum appeared in various films and TV shows throughout the 1950s and 60s, often playing tough but reliable characters such as cops and cowboys.
In addition to acting, Mitchum was also a talented writer, writing numerous Western novels and contributing articles to magazines. He was also a gifted musician, playing guitar and singing in various bands. Mitchum was a close friend of legendary actor John Wayne and appeared in several of his films.
Later in life, Mitchum also worked as a radio host and recorded several albums of his own music. Despite his various talents and successful career, he remained grounded and always made time for family and friends.
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Alan Rafkin (July 23, 1928 New York City-August 6, 2001 Los Angeles) also known as Al Rafkin was an American actor, television director and television producer.
He began his career in show business as an actor, performing in various TV shows such as "The Phil Silvers Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show." However, he found greater success behind the camera, directing and producing shows such as "The Andy Griffith Show," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and "M*A*S*H." He won an Emmy Award for his directing work on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and was highly respected in the television industry for his talent and expertise. He passed away in 2001 at the age of 73.
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Scott Marlowe (June 24, 1932 Los Angeles-January 6, 2001 Los Angeles) also known as Scott Gregory Marlowe was an American actor.
He started his career in the film industry at a young age, appearing in several films as a child actor. As he grew older, Marlowe continued to act and appeared in numerous TV shows and films throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He is best known for his roles in films such as "The Young Savages" (1961) and "A Place in the Sun" (1951), in which he starred alongside Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. Marlowe was often typecast as a troubled youth or delinquent, but his performances were always nuanced and complex. Despite his talent, Marlowe struggled with personal demons, including drug addiction, and his career suffered as a result. He passed away in 2001 at the age of 68.
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John A. Alonzo (June 12, 1934 Dallas-March 13, 2001 Beverly Hills) otherwise known as John Alonzo, John Alonso, John Alonza or Juan Alonzo was an American cinematographer, actor and film director. He had three children, Cristiana Mary Murray, Angela Argenzia and Gorgiana Alonzo Wyman.
John A. Alonzo began his career in the film industry in the late 1950s as a camera operator. He quickly made a name for himself as a skilled cinematographer, working on numerous successful films throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Some of his most notable works include "Chinatown," "Harold and Maude," and "Sounder," for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
Beyond his work behind the camera, Alonzo also acted in a number of films and television shows throughout his career, including "Scarface" and "The A-Team." He also tried his hand at directing, helming the 1985 film "One More Saturday Night."
Throughout his career, Alonzo was recognized for his contributions to the film industry with numerous awards and honors, including a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Cinematographers. He sadly passed away in 2001 at the age of 66.
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Foster Brooks (May 11, 1912 Louisville-December 20, 2001 Encino) a.k.a. "The Loveable Lush" or Fos was an American comedian, actor and radio personality. His child is called Teri Foster Brooks.
Foster Brooks was best known for his portrayal of a drunken man in his comedy routines. He appeared on various TV shows, including The Dean Martin Show and The Hollywood Palace, and he also starred in movies such as The One and Only and Cracking Up. Brooks started his career as a radio personality in the 1940s, but it wasn't until his appearance on The Dean Martin Show in 1969 that his comedy caught the attention of a wider audience. He continued to perform until the 1990s, and his legacy in the world of comedy lives on. In addition to his daughter Teri, he is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia.
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Larry Adler (February 10, 1914 Baltimore-August 6, 2001 London) also known as Larry Adler Et Al., Lawrence Cecil Adler or Lawrence "Larry" Cecil Adler was an American musician, actor and film score composer.
He was best known for his mastery of the harmonica, and was widely regarded as one of the greatest harmonica players of all time. Adler began playing the instrument at a young age and quickly gained recognition for his skills. He performed with some of the most famous musicians of his time and was a regular on radio and television shows. In addition to his work as a performer, Adler also composed music for films, including the critically acclaimed "Genevieve" and "The Hellions". He also wrote several books about playing the harmonica, which are still considered valuable resources for harmonica players today. Throughout his career, Adler was a passionate advocate for the harmonica, and worked tirelessly to promote the instrument and elevate it to the level of other more established instruments.
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Ronald Townson (January 20, 1933 St. Louis-August 2, 2001) was an American singer and actor.
He was best known for being a part of the popular Motown group, The 5th Dimension. Townson was an integral part of the group and was known for his powerful vocals and energetic stage presence. He performed on many of the group's hit songs, including "Up, Up and Away," "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In," and "Wedding Bell Blues." In addition to his music career, Townson also appeared in several films and television shows, including The Mambo Kings and The Nanny. He was also an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and participated in many charity events supporting the cause before his passing in 2001.
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Martin Huston (February 8, 1941 Lexington-August 8, 2001 Manhattan) also known as Marty Huston, Martin W. Huston or Martin W. "Marty" Huston was an American actor. He had three children, Kimberly Koester, Tracey Huston and Trevor Huston.
Huston began his acting career in the 1960s, appearing in several television series including "The Twilight Zone" and "Gunsmoke". He also had small roles in films such as "Point Blank" and "Marooned". However, his most notable performance came in the 1971 film "Dirty Harry", where he played the role of a bank robber.
Throughout his career, Huston continued to work in television and film, with appearances in popular series such as "The Rockford Files" and "Murder, She Wrote". He also continued to take on small roles in films, including "Brewster McCloud" and "The Gauntlet".
Huston was known for his intense and dynamic performances, and his ability to bring depth and complexity to even the smallest roles. He remained active in the industry until his death in 2001, leaving behind a legacy of memorable performances and a reputation as a skilled and dedicated character actor.
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Robert Osterloh (May 31, 1918 Pittsburgh-April 16, 2001 Los Osos) a.k.a. Bob Osterloh or Robert Edward Osterloh was an American actor.
Osterloh began his career in the 1940s and acted in over 200 films and television shows throughout his career. He appeared in notable films such as "The Set-Up" (1949), "Ace in the Hole" (1951), and "Pickup on South Street" (1953). Osterloh was known for his roles in film noir and westerns. He was a versatile character actor and often played tough-guy roles. In addition to his film work, he also appeared in numerous television shows in the 1950s and 1960s. Osterloh retired from acting in the mid-1960s and spent the rest of his life in Los Osos where he was an avid fisherman.
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Sir Lancelot (March 24, 1902 Cumuto-March 12, 2001 Anaheim) otherwise known as Lancelot Victor Edward Pinard was an American actor and singer.
He was born in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to the United States at the age of 16. Sir Lancelot began his career in entertainment in the 1930s, appearing in several Hollywood films including "Drums of the Congo" and "I Walked with a Zombie". He was known for his deep, resonant singing voice and performed in several musicals on Broadway, including the original production of "Finian's Rainbow".
In addition to his acting and singing career, Sir Lancelot was also a talented artist and photographer. He often painted scenes from his home country of Trinidad and Tobago, and his photographs were exhibited in galleries across the United States.
Throughout his life, Sir Lancelot was a champion of Trinidadian culture and worked to promote its art and music. He was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Southern California and was awarded the Hummingbird Medal in 1970 in recognition of his contributions to Trinidadian culture.
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Anthony Dexter (January 19, 1913 Talmage-March 27, 2001 Greeley) also known as Walter Reinhold Alfred Fleischmann, Tony Dexter, Walter Craig or Anthony John "Tony" Dexter was an American actor.
Anthony Dexter was best known for his starring roles in the classic films "Captain John Smith and Pocahontas" (1953) and "The Egyptian" (1954). Born in Talmage, Nebraska, Dexter grew up in a family of farmers and studied music and dance in college before pursuing acting in Hollywood in the 1940s. He appeared in over 30 films and television series throughout his career, often portraying historical or mythological figures such as Christopher Columbus, Hercules, and Marco Polo. Dexter retired from acting in the 1960s and later became a real estate broker. He passed away in 2001 in Greeley, Colorado.
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William Bryant (January 31, 1924 Detroit-June 26, 2001 Woodland Hills) also known as Willie Bryant, Wm. Bryant, William R. Klein, Bill Bryant, William Robert Klein or William Clay Bryant was an American actor.
He began his career in the 1940s, appearing in several films including "This Time for Keeps," "Going My Way," and "The Lone Wolf in Mexico." In the 1950s, he transitioned to television, where he appeared in popular shows such as "The Adventures of Superman," "Perry Mason," and "Gunsmoke."
Bryant was also a talented musician and comedian, often incorporating his skills into his performances. He was a frequent performer in the popular jazz and swing clubs of New York City in the 1940s and 1950s.
In addition to his acting and musical career, Bryant was also a civil rights activist, participating in the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and other prominent figures in the movement.
Bryant passed away in 2001 at the age of 77, leaving behind a legacy as a talented performer and advocate for social justice.
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Heywood Hale Broun (March 10, 1918 New York City-September 5, 2001 Kingston) also known as Woody, Haywood Hale Broun, Heywood H. Broun or Heywood Broun was an American actor, journalist, author and commentator. His child is called Hob Broun.
Throughout his career, Broun worked for several newspapers, including the New York Post, the New York World-Telegram, and the New York Morning Telegraph. He also wrote for magazines such as The New Yorker and Harper's Magazine. As a commentator, Broun was known for his witty, insightful, and often humorous observations on sports and culture. He covered numerous Olympic Games, World Series, and Super Bowls, and his coverage of the 1964 Democratic National Convention earned him an Emmy award. Broun also appeared on television and in films, including a recurring role on the TV drama "Knots Landing." He was inducted into the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1990. Broun passed away in 2001 at the age of 83.
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Walter Reed (February 10, 1916 Fort Ward, Bainbridge Island, Washington-August 20, 2001 Santa Cruz) also known as Walter Reed Smith or Walter Reed Smith II was an American actor, real estate broker and real estate entrepreneur. His children are called Kirk Reed, Kim Reed and Peggy Reed.
Walter Reed began his acting career in the early 1940s, starring in a number of films including "The Unknown Guest" (1943) and "Girl Rush" (1944). He also appeared in television shows such as "Perry Mason" and "Peyton Place" in the 1950s and 1960s.
In addition to his acting work, Reed was also a successful real estate broker and entrepreneur, founding his own real estate firm in the 1970s. He was known for his business acumen and his ability to spot promising investment opportunities.
Reed retired from acting in the 1960s and devoted himself full-time to his real estate career. He remained active in the industry until his death in 2001 at the age of 85. Despite his success in business, however, Reed remained humble and never forgot his roots as an actor. He often spoke fondly of his time in Hollywood and the friendships he had formed with fellow actors and industry professionals.
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Harry Watson (August 31, 1921 Los Angeles-June 8, 2001 Tujunga) otherwise known as Harry R. Watson was an American actor and journalist.
He began his career as a journalist, working for several newspapers across the country before transitioning to acting in 1946. Watson appeared in over 70 films and television shows during his career, including roles in classic films such as "The Asphalt Jungle" and "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral".
In addition to his acting work, Watson was also involved in the Screen Actors Guild and served on the board of directors for the organization. He was a strong advocate for actors' rights and worked to improve working conditions for performers in the industry.
Watson retired from acting in the 1960s but continued to work as a journalist, writing for several publications throughout his life. He passed away in 2001 at the age of 79, leaving behind a legacy as both a talented actor and dedicated journalist.
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Dave Barry (August 26, 1918 New York City-August 16, 2001 Beverly Hills) also known as David Barry was an American actor and voice actor. His children are called Wendy Barry, Kerry Barry, Alan Barry, Dana Barry and Steven Barry.
Sorry, there is a mistake in the information provided. Dave Barry was actually born on July 3, 1947 in Armonk, New York and he is still alive today. Dave Barry is an American author and columnist who has written numerous humor books and has been a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Miami Herald. He has also made appearances on TV shows and in movies. Dave Barry is married to Michelle Kaufman, and they have one child named Sophie.
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James Warren (February 24, 1913 Marietta-March 28, 2001 Kihei) also known as James Wittlig, Jim Warren or James Pringle Wittlig was an American actor.
He appeared in over 70 films and television shows, often playing supporting roles. Warren began his career in show business as a dancer before transitioning to acting. He appeared in several notable films, including "The Cross of Lorraine" (1943), "The Red Badge of Courage" (1951), and "Barabbas" (1961). In addition, he made guest appearances on popular TV shows such as "The Lone Ranger" and "The Twilight Zone". Warren also worked behind the scenes as a production manager and assistant director for several films. He retired from acting in 1970 and settled in Hawaii, where he lived until his death in 2001 at the age of 88.
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Robert Knapp (February 24, 1924 Los Angeles-May 17, 2001 Glendale) also known as Bob Knapp or Robert 'Big Daddy' Knapp was an American actor.
Robert Knapp had a long and prolific career in Hollywood, appearing in over 200 films and television shows. He started his acting career in the 1950s, often playing tough-guy supporting roles in popular TV shows such as Dragnet, Perry Mason, and Bonanza. Knapp also had a successful film career, appearing in classic movies like White Heat, The Wild One, and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. He also worked as a screenwriter, penning scripts for movies like Space Probe Taurus and The Navy vs. the Night Monsters. Later in his career, Knapp became a respected acting teacher and mentor, training many young actors who went on to successful careers in the entertainment industry.
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Robert Smith (December 15, 1912 Brooklyn-June 26, 2001 Brooklyn) also known as Robert C. Smith, Bob Smith or Robert Cecil Smith was an American actor.
Robert Smith was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He performed in various Broadway productions during the 1930s and 40s, including "The Women" and "The Philadelphia Story." Smith also appeared in several films throughout his career, including "The Farmer's Daughter" and "The Sunshine Boys." He was noted for his smooth and polished acting style, and was considered a leading man of his era. Later in life, Smith became an acting coach and worked with notable performers such as Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford. He passed away in Brooklyn in 2001, leaving behind a legacy in both the stage and film industries.
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Les Brown (March 14, 1912 Reinerton-Orwin-Muir-January 4, 2001 Los Angeles) also known as Lester Raymond Brown, Brown, Les, Lester Raymond "Les" Brown, Sr., Les Brown and his Music, Les Brown and His Orchestra, Les Brown and His Band of Reknown or Les Brown and His Band of Renown was an American bandleader, actor, saxophonist and film score composer. He had two children, Denise Brown and Les Brown Jr..
Les Brown began his career as a saxophonist in the 1930s and later formed his own band, Les Brown and his Band of Renown, in 1938. The band gained popularity in the 1940s and even performed at President Truman's inauguration in 1949. Brown's band also provided music for numerous Hollywood films and TV shows.
In addition to his music career, Brown also appeared in several films, including "Seven Days' Leave" (1942) and "I've Always Loved You" (1946). He also had his own TV series, "The Les Brown Show," which ran from 1953 to 1955.
Throughout his career, Brown was known for his smooth and sophisticated sound, as well as his ability to spot and develop talented musicians. He passed away in 2001 at the age of 88, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most successful bandleaders of his time.
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Ken Kesey (September 17, 1935 La Junta-November 10, 2001 Eugene) a.k.a. Kenneth Elton Kesey or Kenneth Elton "Ken" Kesey was an American author, actor, essayist, screenwriter, novelist, writer and poet. He had four children, Sunshine Kesey, Zane Kesey, Shannon Kesey and Jed Kesey.
Kesey is best known for his novels, including "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Sometimes a Great Notion". He was also a key figure in the countercultural movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and was a participant in the infamous Merry Pranksters bus tour chronicled in Tom Wolfe's "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test."
Kesey was born in Colorado but grew up in Oregon, and attended both Stanford University and the University of Oregon. He initially pursued a career in wrestling before turning to writing, and his early work was heavily influenced by his experiences working as an orderly in a psychiatric hospital.
In addition to his writing, Kesey dabbled in acting and screenwriting, and was associated with the San Francisco-based theater company The Living Theater. He also founded a group called the Merry Pranksters, who staged elaborate happenings and events that helped to define the psychedelic culture of the era.
Kesey continued to write and create up until his death in 2001 from complications related to liver cancer. He remains an important figure in American literature and countercultural history.
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