Famous movie actors died in the year 2007

Here are 50 famous actors from the world died in 2007:

Norman Kaye

Norman Kaye (January 17, 1927 Melbourne-May 28, 2007 Sydney) also known as Norman Kay or Norman James Kaye was an Australian actor, musician, film score composer, teacher and conductor.

Kaye was born in Melbourne, Australia, and began his career in the arts as a musician, playing the piano and the accordion at local pubs and clubs. He went on to become a music teacher, and eventually transitioned into acting, starring in both stage productions and films. Kaye was well known for his role as Arthur, the romantic lead in the popular Australian film "Shine" in 1996, for which he won critical acclaim. He also composed music for several films, including "The Club" and "The Big Steal." In addition to his acting career, Kaye was a respected conductor and teacher, working with various orchestras and music programs throughout Australia. He passed away in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, at the age of 80.

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Han Bong-soo

Han Bong-soo (August 25, 1933 Incheon-January 8, 2007 Santa Monica) also known as Han Bong-Soo, 한봉수, Han Bong-su, Han Pong-su, Grand Master Bong Soo Han, Master Bong Soo Han, Bon Soo Han of Korea, Snow Tiger or Bong Soo Han was a South Korean actor.

In addition to his acting career, Han Bong-soo was also a renowned martial artist. He was the founder and creator of the martial art known as Hapkido, which combines various techniques from other martial arts styles such as judo, aikido, and taekwondo. He started training in martial arts at a young age and became the personal bodyguard of the South Korean president Syngman Rhee in the 1950s. Han Bong-soo later moved to the United States in 1967 and continued to teach Hapkido to students around the world. He was also a stunt coordinator and choreographer for various Hollywood films, including "The Last Dragon" and "Billy Jack Goes to Washington". Throughout his career, Han Bong-soo was recognized and awarded for his contributions to martial arts and the entertainment industry.

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Ulrich Mühe

Ulrich Mühe (June 20, 1953 Grimma-July 22, 2007 Walbeck, Börde) also known as Ulrich Muhe or Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe was a German actor. His children are called Anna Maria Mühe, Konrad Mühe, Andreas Mühe, Sophie Marie Mühe, Jacob Mühe and Jeanne Gröllmann.

Ulrich Mühe is best known for his portrayal of Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler in the 2006 Academy Award-winning film, The Lives of Others. He also appeared in other notable films such as Funny Games, The Tin Drum, Möbius, and The Legend of Rita. Mühe began his acting career in East Germany in the 1970s and continued to work in both film and theater until his death in 2007 from stomach cancer. In addition to his successful acting career, Mühe also directed and wrote screenplays for various productions in Germany. He was married three times and had six children.

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Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 Indianapolis-April 11, 2007 Manhattan) a.k.a. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Kilgore Trout, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. or K Vonnegut was an American writer, novelist, author, screenwriter and actor. He had seven children, Mark Vonnegut, Edith Vonnegut, Nanette Vonnegut, Lily Vonnegut, James Vonnegut, Steven Vonnegut and Kurt Adams Vonnegut.

Kurt Vonnegut is best known for his satirical and often darkly humorous novels, including "Slaughterhouse-Five," "Cat's Cradle," and "Breakfast of Champions." He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was held as a prisoner of war in Dresden, experiences which heavily influenced his writing. Throughout his career, Vonnegut was often outspoken about his political and social views, advocating for pacifism and socio-economic equality. He also taught writing at several universities and received numerous awards for his contributions to literature, including the National Book Award, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti (October 12, 1935 Modena-September 6, 2007 Modena) also known as Luciano Paverotti, Pavarotti, Luciano Paveretti, Pavarotti Luciano, Luciano Pavoratti, Pavoratti, Pavarotti, Luciano, Die drei Tenöre, Lucianone, The King of the High C's, Big Luciano, Big P or Luciano Pavarotti Venturi was an Italian opera singer and actor. He had five children, Cristina Pavarotti, Alice Pavarotti, Giuliana Pavarotti, Lorenza Pavarotti and Riccardo Pavarotti.

Pavarotti was known for his powerful and expressive voice, especially in the high register. He rose to fame in the 1960s and went on to become one of the most popular and beloved opera singers of all time. He performed in all the major opera houses around the world, including La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the Royal Opera House in London. Pavarotti was also famous for his collaborations with other popular musicians, including Bono, Sting, and Elton John. In addition to his music career, Pavarotti was also a philanthropist and humanitarian, founding the Pavarotti & Friends charity concerts and supporting various causes such as refugees and children's education through his foundation.

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Robert Anton Wilson

Robert Anton Wilson (January 18, 1932 Brooklyn-January 11, 2007 Santa Cruz) also known as RAW, Robert Edward Wilson, Wilson, Robert Anton or Robert Wilson was an American author, writer, philosopher, novelist, playwright, actor and psychologist.

Wilson is best known for his book series, the Illuminatus! Trilogy, which he co-wrote with Robert Shea in the 1970s. He was a prolific writer, penning over 35 books on a variety of topics including psychology, politics, and spirituality. Wilson was also an avid proponent of various conspiracy theories and a self-described agnostic mystic. His work influenced countercultural movements such as the Discordianism and the Church of the SubGenius. In addition to his writing, Wilson was a lecturer and performer, giving talks and one-man shows on his ideas and beliefs. Despite suffering from various health issues throughout his life, he remained active and continued to write and speak until his death in 2007.

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Wally Schirra

Wally Schirra (March 12, 1923 Hackensack-May 3, 2007 La Jolla) also known as Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. was an American astronaut, united states naval aviator, pilot and actor. His children are called Walter Marty Schirra III and Suzanne Schirra.

Schirra was one of the original seven astronauts selected for the Mercury program in 1959. He was the only astronaut to fly in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, and one of only two astronauts to fly on Mercury, Gemini, and a moon landing mission (Apollo 7). Schirra flew on Mercury-Atlas 8, piloted Gemini 6A, and commanded the maiden voyage of Apollo 7 in 1968. After retiring from NASA and the Navy, Schirra became a television commentator and a spokesperson for various corporations. He also appeared in several television shows and movies, including The Right Stuff and The Simpsons. Schirra passed away at the age of 84 from natural causes.

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Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman (July 14, 1918 Uppsala-July 30, 2007 Fårö) also known as Ernst Ingmar Bergman, Buntel Eriksson or Mr. Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor, cinematographer, writer and television director. He had nine children, Eva Bergman, Daniel Bergman, Linn Ullmann, Anna Bergman, Mats Bergman, Ingmar Bergman, Jr., Maria von Rosen, Jan Bergman and Lena Bergman.

Bergman is considered to be one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. He directed over 60 films and documentaries, including classics such as "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona". His films often dealt with themes of mortality, faith, and the human condition.

Bergman was also a prolific writer, having written numerous plays, screenplays, and books. He received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including three Academy Awards, four Golden Globe awards, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

In addition to his film work, Bergman also served as artistic director for several Swedish theaters and was a professor of film at the University of Stockholm. He continued to work and create up until his death in 2007 at the age of 89.

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Charles Nelson Reilly

Charles Nelson Reilly (January 13, 1931 South Bronx-May 25, 2007 Beverly Hills) otherwise known as Charles Nelson-Reilly, CNR or Chuck was an American comedian, actor, film director, voice actor, teacher, theatre director and television director.

Reilly started his career in the 1950s as a theatre actor and director. He later made his way into television, appearing on popular game shows such as "Match Game" and "The Hollywood Squares." He also lent his voice to numerous animated shows and films, including "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy" and "All Dogs Go to Heaven." Reilly won a Tony Award in 1962 for his role in the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and was nominated for two Emmy Awards for his work on "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" and "Lidsville." In addition to his acting career, Reilly was also a respected teacher and director, teaching at the HB Studio in New York City and directing plays on Broadway.

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Povel Ramel

Povel Ramel (June 1, 1922 Östermalm-June 5, 2007 Lidingö) also known as Powel Ramel, Baron Povel Karl Henric Ramel, Povel Karl Henric Ramel or Povel Karl Henrik Ramel was a Swedish writer, singer, musician, actor, pianist, songwriter, comedian, screenwriter and film score composer. He had two children, Mikael Ramel and Lotta Ramel.

Povel Ramel was born to a wealthy family and grew up in Stockholm. He studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and began his career as a pianist playing in various bands. He soon became known for his comedic lyrics and began writing and performing his own songs. Ramel has been called one of Sweden's greatest cultural icons and his contributions to Swedish culture have been immense. In addition to his music and comedy he was a prolific writer, writing plays, short stories, and screenplays. He was also a committed environmentalist and campaigned for conservation throughout his life. Ramel passed away in 2007, leaving behind a legacy of laughter and music that still continues to inspire and entertain people today.

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Frankie Laine

Frankie Laine (March 30, 1913 Near West Side-February 6, 2007 San Diego) also known as Frankie Lane, Laine, Frankie, Laine,Frankie, Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, Mr. Rhythm, America's Number One Song Stylist, Old Man Jazz, Old Leather Lungs or Mr. Steel Tonsils was an American singer, musician, songwriter and actor. He had two children, Jan Steiger and Pam Donner.

Laine was one of the most successful and influential singers of the 20th century, enjoying great popularity in the 1940s and 1950s with hits like "That's My Desire," "Jezebel," and "High Noon." He was known for his powerful baritone voice and his ability to blend jazz, pop, and country music. Laine was also a prolific recording artist, releasing numerous albums throughout his career. In addition to his music career, Laine appeared in several films and television shows, including "When You're Smiling," "Make Believe Ballroom," and "Meet Me in Las Vegas." He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1996 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy in 1999.

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Ivor Emmanuel

Ivor Emmanuel (November 7, 1927 Margam-July 20, 2007 Málaga) also known as Ivor Lewis Emmanuel was a British singer and actor.

Born in Margam, Wales, Emmanuel started his career as a coal miner before becoming a professional rugby player. He eventually turned to music and theater, making his first stage appearance in a production of "Showboat" in 1948. Emmanuel gained national recognition for his role as Private "Dai" Hughes in the musical "Stop the World - I Want to Get Off" in 1961. He also starred in the film version of the play in 1966. Emmanuel went on to have a successful career in film and television, including roles in "A Night to Remember" (1958) and "The Cruel Sea" (1953), as well as appearing in popular TV shows in the 1970s and 80s. He retired to Málaga, Spain in the 1990s and passed away there in 2007 at the age of 79.

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Joe Sentieri

Joe Sentieri (March 3, 1925 Genoa-March 27, 2007 Pescara) also known as Sentieri, Joe, Rino Sentieri, William Reed, Joë Sentieri or Rino Luigi Sentieri was an Italian singer and actor.

Born in Genoa, Sentieri began his career in the early 1950s, gaining popularity with hits such as "Pideme" and "Uno per tutte". He also wrote songs for other artists, including "Nel blu dipinto di blu" famously known as Volare for Domenico Modugno. In addition to singing, Sentieri also appeared in a number of films and television shows throughout his career. Despite facing health issues later in life, Sentieri continued to perform and record music, with his final album "Un'americana a Roma" released in 2004. He passed away in 2007 in Pescara, Italy, leaving behind a legacy as one of the great Italian crooners.

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Robert Goulet

Robert Goulet (November 26, 1933 Lawrence-October 30, 2007 Los Angeles) also known as Robert Gerard Goulet was an American singer, actor and voice actor. He had three children, Nicolette Goulet, Christopher Goulet and Michael Goulet.

Goulet began his career in the early 1960s, becoming a popular performer on Broadway with roles in musicals such as "Camelot" and "Man of La Mancha." He also had success as a recording artist, with hits such as "If Ever I Would Leave You" and "My Love, Forgive Me."

In addition to his work on stage and in music, Goulet also acted in films and television shows throughout his career. He appeared in movies like "Underground Aces" and "Beetlejuice," and on TV shows such as "The Simpsons" and "The Love Boat."

Goulet was known for his rich baritone voice and his signature song, "The Impossible Dream," which he performed in countless productions of "Man of La Mancha." He was also known for his sense of humor and his willingness to poke fun at himself, as evidenced by his appearance in the comedy film "Scrooged."

Despite his success, Goulet faced challenges in his personal life, including struggles with addiction and health issues. He underwent a lung transplant in 1992, and battled prostate cancer in his later years.

Robert Goulet remains a beloved figure in the world of entertainment, remembered for his talent, his humor, and his enduring legacy as a performer.

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Toše Proeski

Toše Proeski (January 25, 1981 Prilep-October 16, 2007 Nova Gradiška) a.k.a. Tose Proeski, Тоше Проески, Тодор Проески, Todor Proeski or Toshe Proeski was a Macedonian actor and singer-songwriter.

Proeski rose to fame in the Balkans and beyond with his powerful vocals, charismatic stage presence, and diverse repertoire that encompassed pop, rock, folk, and classical genres. He released several successful albums, such as "Nekade Vo Nokta" (Somewhere in the Night), "Sinot Bozji" (God's Son), and "Igri Bez Granici" (Games Without Borders), and represented his country at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 with the song "Life". Proeski was also known for his humanitarian work and active involvement in raising awareness and funds for various causes, such as children's welfare, education, and disability rights. He tragically died in a car accident at the age of 26, leaving behind a legacy of art and compassion.

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Merv Griffin

Merv Griffin (July 6, 1925 San Mateo-August 12, 2007 Los Angeles) also known as M. Griffin, Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr., Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin, Jr., Merv Griffin & his Organization or Mervyn Edward Griffin, Jr. was an American actor, singer, business magnate, screenwriter, television producer, presenter, film score composer, musician, media proprietor and composer. His child is called Tony Griffin.

Merv Griffin started his career as a singer on the radio before transitioning to television. He became a successful talk show host in the 1960s and 70s with his show "The Merv Griffin Show," which featured interviews with celebrities and musical performances. Griffin was also a successful game show creator, producing popular shows like "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune." In addition, he was a successful hotel and real estate developer, owning properties in California and Atlantic city. Griffin was known for his philanthropy, donating millions of dollars to charity, and he also authored several books. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 82.

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Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer (January 31, 1923 Long Branch-November 10, 2007 Manhattan) also known as Norman Kingsley Mailer or Andreas Wilson was an American writer, journalist, novelist, screenwriter, essayist, playwright, film editor, film producer, film director, actor and poet. His children are called Stephen Mailer, Michael Mailer, Susan Mailer, Elizabeth Mailer, Danielle Mailer, Kate Mailer, Maggie Mailer, John Buffalo Mailer and Matthew Mailer.

Mailer is best known for his novel "The Naked and the Dead", which was based on his experiences as a soldier in World War II. He was also a co-founder of the Village Voice, a New York City newspaper, and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Esquire, among other publications.

In addition to his writing, Mailer also ran for Mayor of New York City in 1969, and was known for his controversial and outspoken views on politics and culture. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his novel "The Executioner's Song" and the other for his nonfiction work "The Armies of the Night."

Mailer was married six times throughout his life and had nine children. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 84 from acute renal failure.

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Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson (August 15, 1925 Montreal-December 23, 2007 Mississauga) also known as Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, Oscar Petersen, Maharajah of the Keyboard, The Brown Bomber of Boogie-Woogie or Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt was a Canadian composer, jazz pianist, singer, actor and film score composer. He had seven children, Lyn Peterson, Celine Peterson, Sharon Peterson, Gay Peterson, Joel Peterson, Oscar Peterson, Jr. and Norman Peterson.

Peterson began playing piano at a young age and later studied at the Montreal Conservatory of Music. He first gained international recognition in the 1940s as the featured pianist in the touring band led by trumpet player Roy Eldridge. Peterson went on to record and perform with some of the greatest jazz musicians of his time, including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dizzy Gillespie.

Peterson's style was characterized by his technical skill and his ability to effortlessly blend elements of swing, bebop, and classical music. He also wrote and arranged many of his own compositions, including the well-known jazz standard "C Jam Blues". Throughout his career, he won multiple Grammy Awards and other prestigious honors, cementing his status as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.

However, Peterson faced discrimination throughout his career due to his race. He was often denied access to hotels, restaurants and venues reserved for white musicians. Despite this, he continued to speak out against discrimination and fight for civil rights.

In addition to his music career, Peterson also acted in a number of films, including "The Connection" and "The Benny Goodman Story". He also composed music for several films, including "The Silent Partner" and "Candy Mountain".

Peterson continued to perform and record music, even after suffering a stroke in 1993. He passed away in 2007, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most influential and respected jazz musicians in history.

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Bobby Pickett

Bobby Pickett (February 11, 1938 Somerville-April 27, 2007 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Bobby 'Boris' Pickett, Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers, Bobby Boris Picket, Bobby 'Boris' Pickett, Bobby Boris Pickett, Bobby 'Boris' Picket, Bobby (Boris) Picket, Pickett, Bobby "Boris", Robert George Pickett, Bob Pickett or Bobby "Boris" Pickett was an American singer, actor and film score composer. He had one child, Nancy Huus.

Bobby Pickett is best known for his hit novelty song "Monster Mash," which he recorded in 1962 with his group Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers. The song became a Halloween classic and reached number one on the charts. Pickett continued to perform and record music throughout his career, often with a horror or monster theme. He also appeared in several horror films, including "Monster Mash: The Movie" and "The Pit and the Pendulum." In addition to his music and acting career, Pickett worked as a sketch comedy writer for television shows such as "Laugh-In" and "The Tonight Show."

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Richard Compton

Richard Compton (March 2, 1938 Philadelphia-August 11, 2007 Los Angeles) also known as Dick Compton, Richard Compher, R.B. Compton or Dick Dangerfield was an American television director, actor, screenwriter, film director and television producer. He had one child, Dakota Compton.

Compton began his career as an actor, making appearances in popular television shows such as "Gunsmoke" and "Bonanza" before transitioning into behind-the-scenes roles. He became a prolific television director, working on popular shows including "The A-Team," "Magnum P.I.," and "Baywatch." Compton was also a talented screenwriter, contributing to the scripts of various TV shows and films.

Compton is perhaps best known for directing the 1976 film "Macon County Line," a low-budget exploitation film that became a surprise hit and has since gained a cult following. He also directed the horror film "Welcome to Spring Break" and the action-comedy "The Zoo Gang."

In addition to his work in film and television, Compton was a passionate advocate for child welfare and worked with various charitable organizations throughout his life. He passed away in 2007 from cancer at the age of 69.

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Benny Parsons

Benny Parsons (July 12, 1941 Wilkes County-January 16, 2007 Charlotte) otherwise known as Benjamin Stewart Parsons, B.P. or The Professor was an American race car driver, commentator and actor.

Parsons began his career as a race car driver in 1964 and went on to win the 1973 NASCAR Cup Series Championship. In addition to his racing career, he also became a popular commentator for NASCAR races on television and radio, known for his expert analysis and Southern drawl.

After retiring from driving, Parsons continued to work in the sport as a team owner and eventually became one of the founding members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. In addition to his racing career, Parsons also appeared in several movies and TV shows, including the Burt Reynolds film "Stroker Ace" and the TV series "The A-Team."

Parsons was also known for his philanthropy, founding the Benny Parsons' Behind the Scenes Charity in 1982, which provides support for the families of NASCAR industry members who have fallen on hard times. He was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Teddy Kollek

Teddy Kollek (May 27, 1911 Nagyvázsony-January 2, 2007 Jerusalem) a.k.a. Mayor Teddy Kollek, Theodor Kollek, Teddy, Kollek Tivadar, Theodore Kollek or Theodor "Teddy" Kollek was an Israeli politician, actor and writer. He had two children, Amos Kollek and Osnat Kollek.

Kollek was born in Hungary and moved to Vienna as a child. He fled Austria in 1938 after the Nazi regime took power and made his way to British Mandate Palestine. He joined the Haganah, a Jewish paramilitary organization, and later the Israeli Defense Forces. Kollek was a member of the Knesset from 1951 to 1965, and served as the mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1993. As mayor, Kollek oversaw the development of the city, including the construction of the Jerusalem Theater and the restoration of the Old City. He also worked to improve relations between Jews and Arabs in the city. After leaving office, Kollek continued to be active in Israeli politics and was a vocal advocate for peace and coexistence between Jews and Arabs. In addition to his political career, Kollek was also a noted actor and writer, and wrote several books on his experiences in politics and life in Jerusalem.

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Barry Nelson

Barry Nelson (April 16, 1917 San Francisco-April 7, 2007 Bucks County) also known as Cpl. Barry Nelson, Robert Haakon Nielson or Haakon Robert Nielsen was an American actor.

Barry Nelson is best known for being the first actor to portray Ian Fleming's iconic secret agent, James Bond, in a 1954 television adaptation of "Casino Royale". Aside from his role as Bond, Nelson also had an extensive career in film, television and theater spanning several decades. He starred in films such as "Airport" (1970) and "The Shining" (1980), as well as appearing in popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke", "The Twilight Zone" and "Murder, She Wrote". In theater, he starred in several Broadway productions including the original production of "The Moon is Blue". Nelson passed away in 2007 at the age of 89.

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Percy Rodriguez

Percy Rodriguez (June 13, 1918 Montreal-September 6, 2007 Indio) also known as Percy Rodrigues was a Canadian actor and voice actor. He had two children, Gerald Rodriguez and Hollis Rodriguez.

Percy Rodriguez had a prolific career in both film and television. He made his debut in the film "The Lost Moment" in 1947 and later had notable roles in "The Dirty Dozen," "Beneath the Planet of the Apes," and "The Serpent and the Rainbow." On television, he had guest appearances on popular shows such as "Mission: Impossible," "Star Trek," and "The Twilight Zone."

Rodriguez was also known for his voice-over work, lending his distinct voice to commercials, documentaries, and animated series. He was the voice of the U.S. Army for many years, and also narrated the opening of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

Aside from his acting career, Rodriguez was also involved in social activism, serving as a president of the American Screen Actors Guild for several years. He passed away in Indio, California in 2007 at the age of 89.

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Dick Wilson

Dick Wilson (July 30, 1916 City of Preston, Lancashire-November 19, 2007 Woodland Hills) also known as Riccardo DiGuglielmo or Richard Wilson was an American character actor and actor. He had three children, Melanie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Stuart F. Wilson.

Dick Wilson was best known for his role as the iconic character Mr. Whipple in the Charmin toilet paper commercials. He began his career in show business as a dancer and later transitioned to acting, appearing in numerous television shows and films. Some of his notable works include The Bob Newhart Show, Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes, and The Love Boat. He was also an accomplished theater actor, having performed on Broadway and in other stage productions. In addition to his successful acting career, Wilson was a World War II veteran and a skilled musician. He passed away at the age of 91 due to natural causes.

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Ned Sherrin

Ned Sherrin (February 18, 1931 Low Ham-October 1, 2007 Chelsea) a.k.a. Edward George Sherrin, Edward George "Ned" Sherrin, Sherrin, Ned or Edward George "Ned" Sherrin, CBE was a British film producer, theatre director, broadcaster, television producer, television director, screenwriter, actor, author, humorist, impresario, playwright, presenter, raconteur and barrister.

He is best known for producing and directing the groundbreaking satirical BBC TV programme "That Was The Week That Was" which aired from 1962 to 1963. He also directed many successful West End productions including "Side by Side by Sondheim" and "Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell." Sherrin was a prolific writer and authored several books, including an autobiography titled "Ned Sherrin: The Autobiography" and a collection of jokes titled "The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose." He was awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1997 for his services to broadcasting and the arts.

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Ian Richardson

Ian Richardson (April 7, 1934 Edinburgh-February 9, 2007 London) also known as Ian William Richardson, Ian William Richardson CBE or Ian William Richardson, CBE was a Scottish actor and voice actor. He had one child, Miles Richardson.

Ian Richardson was best known for his portrayal of Francis Urquhart, the Machiavellian protagonist of the BBC political thriller series "House of Cards" in the 1990s. He was also a prolific stage actor, having performed in numerous productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as on Broadway. Richardson's commanding presence and distinctive voice made him a popular choice for voice-over work, including several documentaries and the film "Dark City." In recognition of his contributions to the performing arts, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1989.

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Glen Tetley

Glen Tetley (February 3, 1926 Cleveland-January 26, 2007 West Palm Beach) also known as Glenford Andrew Tetley, Jr. was an American dancer, choreographer and actor.

He is known for his contributions to modern dance and choreography, particularly his work with the Stuttgart Ballet, where he served as resident choreographer for over a decade. Tetley began his career in dance in the 1950s, performing with notable companies such as the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the Martha Graham Dance Company.

He gained international acclaim in the 1960s for his innovative choreography, which blended elements of classical ballet and modern dance. Tetley's works often featured intricate partnering, complex spatial designs, and a unique mix of athleticism and expressionism.

Throughout his career, Tetley created over 50 original works for companies around the world, including the American Ballet Theatre, the Royal Danish Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet. Despite battling cancer for many years, Tetley remained active in the dance world until his death in 2007, continuing to teach and choreograph until his final days.

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Hal Fishman

Hal Fishman (August 25, 1931 Brooklyn-August 7, 2007 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Harold Fishman or The Flying Anchorman was an American journalist, actor and newscaster. His child is called David Walsh.

Hal Fishman is best known for his work as an anchor for KTLA news in Los Angeles, where he worked for over 40 years. He became a staple of Southern California news and was admired for his professionalism and dedication to his craft. Fishman was also an accomplished actor, appearing in several films and television shows throughout his career.

Fishman was known for his integrity and was highly respected by his colleagues in the industry. He won numerous awards for his journalism and was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Silver Circle in recognition of his contributions to the field.

Fishman was deeply committed to public service and was involved in many charitable organizations throughout his life. He was also a devoted family man and was survived by his wife, Nolie, and their son, David.

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Hans Billian

Hans Billian (April 15, 1918 Wrocław-December 18, 2007 Gräfelfing) also known as Hans Joachim Hubert Backe, Hans Billan, Philip Halliday or Christian Kessler was a German film director, screenwriter, actor and pornographic film actor.

He began his career in the film industry as an actor appearing in various films and TV shows in the 1930s and 1940s. However, he later transitioned into directing and screenwriting, and started creating films in the erotic and pornographic genres in the 1960s. He directed over 20 adult films during his career, and was known for pushing the boundaries of censorship in Germany at the time. In addition to his work in the adult film industry, Billian also directed several mainstream films and TV shows, and worked as a successful voice-over artist. Despite the controversy surrounding his work in pornography, Hans Billian was regarded as a talented filmmaker who made a significant impact on German cinema.

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Floyd Red Crow Westerman

Floyd Red Crow Westerman (August 17, 1936 Lake Traverse Indian Reservation-December 13, 2007 Los Angeles) also known as Floyd Westerman, Westerman, Floyd Red Crow, Kanghi Duta, Floyd Crow Westerman, Floyd Redcrow Westerman, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman, Pop Wharton, Floyd Kanghi Duta Westerman, Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman or Red Crow was an American artist, musician, actor, social activist, singer, songwriter, advocate, voice actor and music artist.

He was born and raised on the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota and was a member of the Sioux Dakota nation. Westerman attended college at United Theological Seminary in Minnesota and worked as a missionary for several years before pursuing his career in the entertainment industry. He recorded albums of his music throughout the 1980s and 1990s, performing songs with themes related to Native American culture and social justice.

Westerman appeared in over 60 films and television shows throughout his career, including his role as Ten Bears in the film "Dances with Wolves." He also provided the voice for the character of Chief Powhatan in Disney's "Pocahontas." Westerman was a passionate advocate for indigenous rights and activism, and worked with organizations such as the American Indian Movement and the International Indian Treaty Council. He was a recipient of the Native American Music Lifetime Achievement Award and the Indspire Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

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Bruce Bennett

Bruce Bennett (May 19, 1906 Tacoma-February 24, 2007 Santa Monica) also known as Herman Brix, Harold Herman Brix or Herman Harold Brix was an American actor, athlete and businessperson. He had two children, Christopher Brix and Christina Katich.

Bennett first rose to fame as a silver medalist in the shot put event at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. He later transitioned into acting, starring in several popular films such as "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and "Mildred Pierce". In his later years, he became a successful businessman and philanthropist, serving on the boards of numerous charities and organizations. Despite his success, Bennett remained humble and dedicated to his family, often spending his free time fishing and enjoying nature with his children and grandchildren. Bennett passed away at the age of 100, leaving behind a legacy as both an accomplished athlete and a beloved actor.

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Ron Carey

Ron Carey (December 11, 1935 Newark-January 16, 2007 Los Angeles) otherwise known as Ronald Joseph Cicenia was an American actor.

He appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout his career, including "The Outfit," "The Godson," and "Barney Miller." Carey is perhaps best known for his role as Officer Carl Levitt on the popular sitcom "Barney Miller," which he played from 1976 to 1982. In addition to his acting career, Carey was a composer and writer. He wrote the screenplay for the film "Harry and Tonto," which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1975. Carey passed away in 2007 at the age of 71.

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Tom Poston

Tom Poston (October 17, 1921 Columbus-April 30, 2007 Los Angeles) also known as Thomas Poston, Thomas Gordon Poston or Thomas Gordon "Tom" Poston was an American comedian, actor and presenter. He had three children, Francesca Poston, Jason Poston and Hudson Poston.

Poston began his career in the 1950s, appearing in various television shows, plays and movies. He was a regular on the game show "To Tell the Truth" and also appeared on "The Steve Allen Show" and "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson". In the 1960s, he appeared in the popular TV comedy "Get Smart". He also had recurring roles on "Mork & Mindy" and "Newhart", and won an Emmy Award for his role on "The Steve Allen Show" in 1959. Later in his career, Poston appeared in films such as "Christmas with the Kranks" and "Beethoven's 5th". He passed away in 2007 at the age of 85.

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Oliver Hill

Oliver Hill (May 1, 1907 Richmond-August 5, 2007 Richmond) otherwise known as Oliver White was an American lawyer, politician and actor.

Hill was one of the leading civil rights attorneys of the 20th century and played a key role in landmark cases that helped to end school segregation and discrimination. He was part of the legal team that successfully argued the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education before the United States Supreme Court in 1954, which ultimately led to the end of racial segregation in American public schools.

In addition to his legal career, Hill was also a prominent civil rights activist and served as a president of the Virginia State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He was also involved in politics, running for various political offices throughout his career.

Later in life, Hill became an accomplished actor and appeared in several films and television shows, including the 1999 docudrama "Simple Justice," which chronicled his work on the Brown v. Board of Education case. Hill's lifelong commitment to civil rights and justice made him a beloved figure in the African American community and beyond.

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Ned Austin

Ned Austin (April 29, 1925-February 10, 2007) was an American actor.

He was born on a farm in Kansas and raised in Oklahoma. Ned began his acting career studying drama at the University of Oklahoma before moving to Hollywood in the 1950s. He appeared in several popular television shows of the era, including "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," and "The Twilight Zone." Austin also had small roles in films such as "The Young Guns" and "The Alamo." In addition to his acting roles, he also worked as a stuntman in many Westerns. Ned Austin was well-respected in the industry and was known for his talent, hard work, and professionalism.

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Sonny Bupp

Sonny Bupp (January 10, 1928 New York City-November 1, 2007 Henderson) otherwise known as Moyer MacClaren Bupp, Moyer Bupp, Moyer MacClendon Bupp, Sunny Bupp, Mac or Sonny was an American actor and businessperson.

He began his acting career in the 1930s and appeared in over 70 films and television shows during his lifetime. Some of his notable roles include "The Littlest Rebel" (1935), "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946), and "The Cat and the Canary" (1939).

After his acting career, Bupp entered the business world and became a successful real estate developer. He received numerous awards for his work and was known for his philanthropic efforts.

Bupp was married twice and had five children. He passed away in 2007 at the age of 79 in Henderson, Nevada.

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Calvin Lockhart

Calvin Lockhart (October 18, 1934 Nassau-March 29, 2007 Nassau) a.k.a. Bert Cooper was a Bahaman actor, taxi driver, carpentry, theatre director and restaurateur. His children are called Julien Lockhart Miles and Leslie Cooper.

Calvin Lockhart began his acting career in the 1960s and gained popularity for his roles in the films "Cotton Comes to Harlem" (1970) and "Halls of Anger" (1970). He also appeared in "Let's Do It Again" (1975) and "Coming to America" (1988), among many others. In addition to his work in film, Lockhart was also a talented stage actor and established the Calco Theatre Company in Nassau. He also co-owned and operated the popular restaurant, Cal's, in Nassau. Lockhart passed away in his hometown of Nassau at the age of 72.

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Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema

Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema (April 3, 1917 Surabaya-September 26, 2007) also known as Siebren Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema was a Dutch screenwriter, actor and author.

He is best known for his role in the Dutch resistance during World War II. He was a spy and a liaison officer for the resistance, and he played a key role in the liberation of the Netherlands from German occupation. He was also known as the "Soldier of Orange" due to his daring and heroic actions during the war. After the war, Hazelhoff Roelfzema became a successful writer and actor, writing several books and starring in many movies and TV shows. He was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion in 2005 for his service during the war.

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Gordon Scott

Gordon Scott (August 3, 1926 Portland-April 30, 2007 Baltimore) also known as Gordon Merrill Werschkul or Pete was an American actor. His children are called Michael Scott and Karen Judith Werschkul.

Gordon Scott was best known for his roles as Tarzan in the 1950s and for his appearances in Italian sword and sandal films. Before his acting career, he served as a United States Army Drill Sergeant. Scott first played Tarzan in the film "Tarzan's Hidden Jungle" in 1955 and went on to star in a total of six Tarzan films. He also appeared in other films such as "The Colossus of Rhodes" and "Hercules and the Princess of Troy". Later in life, he worked as a security consultant for several high-profile clients.

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Neil Hope

Neil Hope (September 24, 1972 Toronto-November 25, 2007 Hamilton) was a Canadian actor.

He was best known for his role as Derek "Wheels" Wheeler on the popular Canadian television series Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High. Hope was born in Toronto and began his acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials and small roles before landing his breakthrough role on Degrassi.

After Degrassi, Hope continued to act in various television shows and films, including an appearance in the horror film "The Gate" and a recurring role on the series "Street Legal". However, he struggled with addiction and ultimately passed away in 2007 at the age of 35.

Hope's legacy continues to live on as his portrayal of "Wheels" remains a beloved character among fans of the Degrassi franchise. Since his passing, the show has paid tribute to him multiple times, including dedicating an episode to his memory in the spin-off series Degrassi: The Next Generation.

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Andy Sidaris

Andy Sidaris (February 20, 1931 Chicago-March 7, 2007 Beverly Hills) also known as Andrew W. Sidaris, Andy, Dick Bigdickian, Andrew Sidaris or Andrew W. "Andy" Sidaris was an American film director, actor, television director, film producer and screenwriter. His children are called Christian Drew Sidaris, Alexa Sidaris and Stacey Avela.

Sidaris started his career in the entertainment industry as a sports commentator in the 1950s. He later transitioned to directing and producing films, with a focus on action, comedy and beautiful women. Sidaris's films were known for their high octane action sequences and often included a team of sexy female protagonists known as the "L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies". Some of his most popular films include "Hard Ticket to Hawaii", "Malibu Express" and "Picasso Trigger". In addition to his contributions to film, Sidaris also directed and produced a number of popular TV shows such as "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries". Overall, Sidaris had a successful career in Hollywood which spanned over four decades. He is remembered fondly as a pioneer of the action-comedy genre and as a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.

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Marcel Marceau

Marcel Marceau (March 22, 1923 Strasbourg-September 22, 2007 Cahors) also known as Marcel Mangel, Bip the Clown or Le Mime Marceau was a French actor and mime artist. He had four children, Aurélia Marceau, Camille Marceau, Baptiste Marceau and Michel Marceau.

During World War II, Marceau served in the French Resistance and saved the lives of many Jewish children by helping them escape the Nazis. His experiences during the war heavily influenced his later work, particularly his most famous mime character Bip the Clown.

Marceau was widely regarded as one of the greatest mime artists of all time, and toured extensively throughout his career, performing in over 60 countries. He also appeared in several films, including Mel Brooks' "Silent Movie" in 1976.

In addition to his work as a performer, Marceau was also a teacher and founded the International School of Mime in Paris, where he trained many aspiring performers in his art. He received numerous awards and honors during his lifetime, including the National Order of Merit and the Legion of Honor, both of which are among the highest honors in France.

Marcel Marceau passed away in 2007 at the age of 84, but his influence on the art of mime continues to be felt to this day.

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Tom Snyder

Tom Snyder (May 12, 1936 Milwaukee-July 29, 2007 San Francisco) a.k.a. Thomas Snyder or Thomas James "Tom" Snyder was an American actor, presenter and newscaster. His child is called Anne Mari Snyder.

Tom Snyder began his career in radio broadcasting before transitioning to television, where he became well-known for his late-night talk show, "The Tomorrow Show," which aired from 1973-1982. He was also a news anchor for CBS and NBC and won two Emmy Awards for his work in broadcasting.

In addition to his broadcasting work, Snyder had a small acting career, appearing in several films and television shows. He also authored a book, "The Memoirs of Tom Snyder: Forty Years of Television."

Snyder passed away in 2007 at the age of 71 due to complications from leukemia. He is remembered as a pioneering figure in late-night television and a respected journalist.

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Lonny Chapman

Lonny Chapman (October 1, 1920 Tulsa-October 12, 2007 North Hollywood) a.k.a. Lon Leonard Chapman or Lonnie Chapman was an American actor, playwright and acting teacher. He had one child, Wyley Dean.

Chapman started his acting career in the late 1940s, and appeared in several films and TV shows throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He later turned to theater and founded the Group Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles in 1972, where he directed and acted in numerous productions. Chapman was known for his versatile skills as an actor, playing both comedic and dramatic roles with ease. He was also a mentor to many aspiring actors, and taught acting at the Los Angeles City College from 1967 until his retirement in 1990. Chapman passed away at the age of 87 due to complications from a fall.

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Don Herbert

Don Herbert (July 10, 1917 Waconia-June 12, 2007 Bell Canyon) also known as Mr. Wizard or Donald Jeffrey Kemske was an American actor and television presenter.

He was best known as the creator and host of the television series, Mr. Wizard's World, which aired from 1983 to 1990. Herbert was a popular figure in the realm of science education, teaching generations of children about science through his entertaining and informative experiments. He began his career as a science teacher, but he soon discovered that he had a talent for explaining complex scientific concepts in a way that was accessible and engaging to young people. In addition to his work on Mr. Wizard's World, Herbert authored numerous books about science education and served as a spokesperson for a number of science education initiatives. He was awarded the National Science Board's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996 in recognition of his contributions to science education.

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Roscoe Lee Browne

Roscoe Lee Browne (May 2, 1925 Woodbury-April 11, 2007 Los Angeles) also known as Roscoe Brown or Roscoe Lee Brown was an American actor, theatre director, voice actor and teacher.

Born to a schooled family, Roscoe Lee Browne received his primary education in the New Jersey public school system before graduating from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1946. Browne then went on to attend Middlebury College, where he pursued a master's degree in French. He also served in the United States Army as a combat engineer during World War II. Following his discharge from the army, Browne began his acting career, appearing in various Broadway productions throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He was known for his deep voice and his ability to portray a wide range of characters in both stage and screen productions. Browne also lent his voice to several animated movies and TV shows, including Disney's "The Aristocats" and "Spider-Man: The Animated Series." In addition to his acting career, Roscoe Lee Browne was a skilled teacher, having taught at institutions like the Actors Studio in New York and The University of California, Los Angeles. He received numerous accolades throughout his career, including several Emmy nominations and a Tony Award for his role in the play "The Power and the Glory." Browne passed away in April 2007 due to cancer.

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Anton Rodgers

Anton Rodgers (January 10, 1933 Wisbech-December 1, 2007 Reading) also known as Anthony Rodgers, Anton Rogers or The Cast was a British actor. He had one child, Adam Rodgers.

Anton Rodgers was best known for his work in theatre, television and film. He began his career in the late 1950s as a stage actor before transitioning to TV roles in the 1960s. He was a regular performer in popular British TV shows such as "The Forsyte Saga", "May to December", and "Fresh Fields".

In addition to his TV work, Rodgers also had a successful career in the theatre. He appeared in many West End productions, including the original London productions of "Noises Off" and "Chicago", and received critical acclaim for his roles in plays such as "She Stoops to Conquer" and "The Real Thing".

Later in his career, Rodgers also worked in film, appearing in movies such as "Scrooge" (1970) and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (1988). He also provided the voice of Basil in the animated film "The Great Mouse Detective" (1986).

Rodgers continued to work right up until his death in 2007, appearing in TV shows such as "Midsomer Murders" and "Lewis". He was a respected and admired actor, known for his versatility and talent, and is remembered as one of the greats of British television and theatre.

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Fernando Fernan Gomez

Fernando Fernan Gomez (August 28, 1921 Lima-November 21, 2007 Madrid) also known as Fernando Fernán Gómez, Fernando Fernández Gómez, Fernando Fernan-Gomez, Fernando Fernán-Gomez, Fernando F. Gomez, F. Fernán Gómez, Fernando F. Gómez or Fernando Fernán-Gómez was a Spanish screenwriter, actor, film director, television director and theatre director. He had two children, Fernando Fernan Gomez and Helena Fernan-Gomez.

Throughout his career, Fernando Fernan Gomez appeared in over 200 films, many of which became iconic in Spanish cinema. He was highly regarded for his versatility as an actor, able to portray a wide range of characters from comedic to dramatic roles. He won numerous accolades including several Goya Awards, Spain's highest film honor, and was also awarded the Gold Medal for Fine Arts by the Spanish government. In addition to acting, he also worked as a screenwriter, directing and writing films such as "The Journey" and "El Abuelo" which both won critical acclaim. Beyond his work in film, he was also highly respected in the theatre world and directed many plays throughout his career. Fernandez-Gomez passed away in 2007 at the age of 86, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the Spanish entertainment industry.

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Bob Clark

Bob Clark (August 5, 1939 New Orleans-April 4, 2007 Pacific Palisades) also known as Benjamin Clark, Robert B. Clark, Robert Clark, Bob or Benjamin "Bob" Clark was an American film director, screenwriter, film producer and actor. He had two children, Ariel Clark and Michael Clark.

Clark began his career in the entertainment industry as an actor, appearing in various television shows and films in the 1960s. He later transitioned into directing, and his breakthrough film was the horror classic "Black Christmas" (1974). He went on to direct a variety of films in different genres, including the beloved Christmas comedy "A Christmas Story" (1983) and the teen sex comedy "Porky's" (1981).

Throughout his career, Clark worked with a number of notable actors, including Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, and Melinda Dillon, all of whom appeared in "A Christmas Story." He also worked closely with actor and comedian John Candy, directing him in several films such as "The Porky's Trilogy" and "Children shouldn't play with dead things".

Clark's life was tragically cut short in 2007 when he was killed in a car accident in Pacific Palisades, California. He is remembered as a talented filmmaker who contributed to a variety of genres and left a lasting impression on the film industry.

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