Screen Actors Guild Awards Memoriam 2019:

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1. Tim Conway

Actor | 30 Rock

Funny man Tim Conway was born on December 15th, 1933 in Willoughby, Ohio, to Sophia (Murgoiu) and Daniel Conway, a pony groomer. He was a fraternity man at Bowling Green State University, served in the army, and started his career working for a radio station.

Conway got into comedy when he started ...

2. Georgia Engel

Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond

Georgia Engel was born on July 28, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Georgia Bright Engel. She was an actress, known for Everybody Loves Raymond (1996), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) and Open Season (2006). She died on April 12, 2019 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

3. Paul Benjamin

Actor | The Station Agent

Born, and raised for a time, in Pelion, South Carolina, African-American actor Paul Benjamin was the youngest of twelve children of a Baptist preacher, the Reverend Fair Benjamin, and his wife Rosa. Paul lost his mother while still a baby and his father as a child. He moved to Columbia, South ...

4. Max Wright

Actor | All That Jazz

Max Wright was born on August 2, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as George Wright. He was an actor, known for All That Jazz (1979), ALF (1986) and Norm (1999). He was married to Linda Ybarrondo. He died on June 26, 2019 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

5. Phyllis Newman

Actress | Mannequin

Phyllis Newman was born on March 19, 1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Mannequin (1987), The Human Stain (2003) and One Life to Live (1968). She was married to Adolph Green. She died on September 15, 2019 in New York City, New York, USA.

6. Kaye Ballard

Actress | The Girl Most Likely

Singing funny girl Kaye Ballard was born to perform...and perform she did, in a career spanning eight decades. With a strong comedy background and tunnel mouth to rival Martha Raye, the broad and bouncy trouper drew laughs on the musical stage, in night clubs, in recordings and on TV. As the ...

7. Kristoff St. John

Actor | The Young and the Restless

Kristoff made his television debut at age 8 in the sit-com series "That's My Mama". Now, 39 years later, he is one of the stars on CBS's "Young and The Restless", the number one rated drama for the past 25 years on daytime television, playing the popular character of Neil Winters. Is it just a ...

8. Ron Leibman

Actor | Garden State

Ron Leibman was born on October 11, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Garden State (2004), Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981) and Kaz (1978). He was married to Jessica Walter and Linda Lavin. He died on December 6, 2019 in New York City.

9. Caroll Spinney

Actor | Sesame Street

Caroll Spinney was born on December 26, 1933 in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA as Caroll Edwin Spinney. He was an actor, known for Sesame Street (1969), The Muppet Movie (1979) and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009). He was married to Debra Spinney and Janice Spinney. He died on ...

10. Jan-Michael Vincent

Actor | Bite the Bullet

Virile, handsome and square-jawed youthful star of the 1970s and 1980s who showed early potential at super-stardom, Jan-Michael Vincent originally made a name for himself portraying rebellious young men bucking the system, as in The Tribe (1970), White Line Fever (1975) and Baby Blue Marine (1976) ...

11. Ken Kercheval

Actor | Dallas

Ken Kercheval was born on July 15, 1935 in Wolcottville, Indiana, USA as Kenneth Marine Kercheval. He was an actor and director, known for Dallas (1978), Network (1976) and The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977). He was married to Cheryl Paris, Ava Ruth Fox and Judith Peters Launt. He died on April 21, 2019...

12. Diahann Carroll

Actress | Julia

One of television's premier African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York. The first child of John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel Faulk Johnson, a nurse; music ...

13. Luke Perry

Actor | Beverly Hills, 90210

Luke Perry was an American actor, primarily remembered as a teen idol throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s. Perry was born in Mansfield, Ohio in 1966. Mansfield was known at the time as a center for the home appliances and stove manufacturing industries. The city's largest employer used to be ...

14. Verna Bloom

Actress | National Lampoon's Animal House

Verna Bloom was born on August 7, 1938 in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA as Verna Frances Bloom. She was an actress, known for National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and High Plains Drifter (1973). She was married to Jay Cocks and Richard Collier. She died on January...

15. Peggy Lipton

Actress | Twin Peaks

She was a groovy and sexy icon of the late hippie era. To millions of TV viewers she became familiar as the reformed juvenile delinquent, turned undercover cop, Julie Barnes. With her expressive brown eyes and trademark long blonde hair, sylphlike Peggy Lipton was one third of a streetwise urban ...

16. Robert Blanche

Actor | Men of Honor

The youngest of five children, Robert Clinton Blanche was born to Mary Edith Blanche (Heavner) and Richard Keith Blanche on March 30, 1962 in Pomona, California, but spent most of his life in Oregon. He joined SAG (Screen Actors Guild) in 1995 and served as Portland SAG Branch President for many ...

17. Michael J. Pollard

Actor | Bonnie and Clyde

Cherubic, wispy-haired looks made his typecasting as impish or eccentric characters somehow inevitable. The pint-sized Michael J. Pollard was born the son of a bar manager of Polish ancestry in Passaic (New Jersey). He studied drama at the Actor's Studio (with a young Marilyn Monroe in the same ...

18. Russi Taylor

Actress | The Simpsons Movie

Russi Taylor was born on May 4, 1944 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Russell Taylor. She was an actress, known for The Simpsons Movie (2007), DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). She was married to Wayne Allwine. She died on July 26, 2019 in ...

19. Bill Macy

Actor | The Jerk

Bill Macy was born on May 18, 1922 in Revere, Massachusetts, USA as Wolf Martin Garber. He was an actor, known for The Jerk (1979), Maude (1972) and Analyze This (1999). He was married to Samantha Harper and Judith Janus. He died on October 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Dick Miller

Actor | The Terminator

Born in the Bronx, New York to Russian Jewish immigrant parents (Isidor "Ira" and Rita Blucher Miller), Richard Miller served in the U.S. Navy for a few years and earned a prize title as a middleweight boxer. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, where he was noticed by producer/director ...

21. Shelley Morrison

Actress | Will & Grace

Despite remaining on the periphery of character stardom all these years, New York-born character actress Shelley Morrison has had a long and varied career since the early 60s. She started out on TV in such popular shows as The Farmer's Daughter (1963) and Laredo (1965), making a career out of an ...

22. Seymour Cassel

Actor | Rushmore

Seymour Cassel, the veteran character actor who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as the hippie swinger Chet in John Cassavetes' Faces (1968), studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and at the Actors Studio. He made his movie debut in Cassavetes' first film, Shadows ...

23. Arte Johnson

Actor | Love at First Bite

Arte Johnson was born on January 20, 1929 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA as Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson. He was an actor and writer, known for Love at First Bite (1979), Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) and The President's Analyst (1967). He was married to Gisela Johnson and Texie Waterman. He...

24. Katherine Helmond

Actress | Soap

Katherine Marie Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas. After her parents divorced, she was raised by her mother, Thelma (nee Malone) Helmond, and her maternal grandmother, both of Irish Catholic descent. She attended Catholic school, and appeared in numerous school plays and ...

25. Cameron Boyce

Actor | Mrs. Fletcher

Cameron Boyce was an American actor, with Afro-Caribbean and African-American descent. His paternal grandmother Jo Ann Allen was one of the "Clinton Twelve", the first African-Americans to attend an integrated high school in the Southern United States (specifically in Clinton, Tennessee).

In 1999, ...

26. Sue Lyon

Actress | Lolita

Suellyn Lyon was born in Davenport, Iowa, the youngest of five siblings. Her mother was also named Sue Lyon (nee Karr) and her father was James Lyon. Sue Karr Lyon was 42 years old when she was widowed, when Suellyn was just 10 months old. Her mother worked in a hospital to provide for her children...

27. Rip Torn

Actor | Men in Black

Rip Torn was born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. on February 6, 1931 in Temple, Texas, the son of Thelma Mary (Spacek) and Elmore Rudolph Torn, who was an agriculturalist and economist, credited with popularizing the custom of eating black-eyes peas on New Year's Day. "Rip" is a family name, taken by ...

28. Brian Tarantina

Actor | Summer of Sam

Brian Tarantina was born on March 27, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Summer of Sam (1999), Knight and Day (2010) and Jacob's Ladder (1990). He died on November 2, 2019 in Manhattan, New York City.

29. Buck Henry

Writer | The Graduate

Prolific, multi-talented comedy writer, story editor, actor and director. His father was an Air Force general (Paul Steinberg Zuckerman) turned stockbroker and his mother was silent screen star Ruth Taylor, formerly a member of Mack Sennett's bathing beauties. Buck Henry's first fling with comedy ...

30. Peter Mayhew

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Peter Mayhew was born on May 19, 1944 in Barnes, London, England, to Constance Elizabeth (Yeates) and Walter Henry Mayhew. Later resident in Texas, this former resident of Yorkshire, England, was working as a hospital attendant at the King's College Hospital in London when film producer Charles H. ...

31. Danny Aiello

Actor | Do the Right Thing

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He was an actor and producer, known for Do the Right Thing (1989), Léon: The Professional (1994) and Moonstruck (1987). He was married to Sandy Cohen. He died on December 12, 2019 in ...

32. Rutger Hauer

Actor | Blade Runner

Blond, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer enjoyed an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a Dutch town and former municipality in the province of Utrecht.

He was the son of Teunke (...

33. Robert Forster

Actor | Jackie Brown

Robert Forster was born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy (Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer and baking supply company executive. He was of English, Irish, and Italian descent. Forster first became interested in acting ...

34. Valerie Harper

Actress | Mary Tyler Moore

Making people laugh was only one facet of Valerie Harper's career, which extended from the stage to television and feature films. A native of Suffern, New York -- "I was born to suffer" -- Harper began her career as a dancer with the corps de ballet at Radio City Hall during its spectacular heyday....

35. Rene Auberjonois

Actor | Boston Legal

René Murat Auberjonois was born on June 1, 1940 in New York City, to Princess Laure Louise Napoléone Eugénie Caroline (Murat), who was born in Paris, and Fernand Auberjonois, who was Swiss-born. René was born into an already artistic family, which included his grandfather, a well-known Swiss ...

36. John Witherspoon

Actor | Friday

John Witherspoon was born on January 27, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as John Weatherspoon. He was an actor, known for Friday (1995), Next Friday (2000) and Little Man (2006). He was married to Angela Robinson Witherspoon. He died on October 29, 2019 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

37. Doris Day

Soundtrack | Pillow Talk

One of America's most prolific actresses was born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Alma Sophia (Welz), a housewife, and William Joseph Kappelhoff, a music teacher and choir master. Her grandparents were all German immigrants. She had two brothers, Richard, who ...

38. Albert Finney

Actor | Murder on the Orient Express

The son of a Lancashire bookmaker, Albert Finney came to motion pictures via the theatre. In 1956, he won a scholarship to RADA where his fellow alumni included Peter O'Toole and Alan Bates. He joined the Birmingham Repertory where he excelled in plays by William Shakespeare. A member of the Royal ...

39. Peter Fonda

Actor | Easy Rider

Peter Henry Fonda was born in New York City, to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw. He is the brother of actress Jane Fonda and the father of actress Bridget Fonda. Fonda made his professional stage debut on Broadway in 1961 in Blood, Sweat and Stanley ...



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