1987 deaths

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List of celebrities who died in 1987
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  1. Rita Hayworth
    #1

    Rita Hayworth

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    Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.


  2. Liberace
    #2

    Liberace

    61,980 views

    Władziu Valentino Liberace (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987), mononymously known as Liberace, was an American pianist, singer, and actor.


  3. Dalida
    #3

    Dalida

    52,566 views


  4. Peter Tosh
    #4

    Peter Tosh

    49,249 views

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  5. Fred Astaire
    #5

    Fred Astaire

    44,236 views

    Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, musician, and television presenter.


  6. Randolph Scott
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    Randolph Scott

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    George Randolph Scott (January 23, 1898 – March 2, 1987) was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. As a leading man for all but the first three years of his cinematic career, Scott appeared in a variety of genres, including social dramas, crime dramas, comedies, musicals (albeit in non-singing and non-dancing roles), adventure tales, war films, and a few horror and fantasy films. However, his most enduring image is that of the tall-in-the-saddle Western hero. Out of his more than 100 film appearances over 60 were in Westerns; thus, "of all the major stars whose name was associated with the Western, Scott most closely identified with it."


  7. Mary Astor
    #7

    Mary Astor

    34,873 views

    Mary Astor (born Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke; May 3, 1906 – September 25, 1987) was an American actress. (Other sources give her birth date as May 3, 1906.) She is best remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941),


  8. Jackie Gleason
    #8

    Jackie Gleason

    30,550 views

    John Herbert "Jackie" Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, and musician who developed a style and characters in his career from growing up in Brooklyn, New York. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, exemplified by his character Ralph Kramden in the television series The Honeymooners. By filming the episodes with Electronicam, Gleason later could release the series in syndication, building its popularity over the years with new audiences. He also developed The Jackie Gleason Show, which had the second-highest ratings in the country 1954-1955, and which he produced over the years in variations, including in the venue of Miami, Florida after moving there.


  9. Joyce Jameson
    #9

    Joyce Jameson

    30,787 views

    Joyce Jameson (September 26, 1932 – January 16, 1987) was an American actress, known for many television roles, including recurring guest appearances as “Skippy”, one of the "fun girls" in the 1960s television series The Andy Griffith Show, as well as for film portrayals such as the woman taken advantage of by philandering businessmen, and credited only as "The Blonde" in the 1960 Academy Award winner The Apartment.


  10. Pola Negri
    #10

    Pola Negri

    24,404 views

    Pola Negri (born Barbara Apolonia Chałupiec, sometimes spelled Chalupec or Chałupec; 3 January 1897 – 1 August 1987) was a Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her tragedienne and femme fatale roles.


  11. Madeleine Carroll
    #11

    Madeleine Carroll

    24,184 views

    Edith Madeleine Carroll (26 February 1906 – 2 October 1987) was an English-American actress, popular both in Britain and America in the 1930s and 1940s. At the peak of her success she was the highest paid actress in the world, earning a then staggering $250,000 in 1938.


  12. Danny Kaye
    #12

    Danny Kaye

    28,607 views

    Danny Kaye (born David Daniel Kaminsky; January 18, 1911 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian, and musician. His performances featured physical comedy, idiosyncratic pantomimes, and rapid-fire novelty songs.


  13. Lee Marvin
    #13

    Lee Marvin

    22,893 views

    Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an American film and television actor. Known for his distinctive voice, white hair and 6 ft 1 12 in (187 cm) stature, Marvin initially appeared in supporting roles, mostly villains, soldiers and other hardboiled characters. From 1957 to 1960, he starred as Detective Lieutenant Frank Ballinger in the NBC crime series, M Squad.


  14. Andy Warhol
    #14

    Andy Warhol

    22,686 views

    Andy Warhol (/ˈwɔːrhɒl/; born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.


  15. Bob Fosse
    #15

    Bob Fosse

    19,856 views

    Robert Louis "Bob" Fosse (June 23, 1927 – September 23, 1987) was an American dancer, musical theatre choreographer, director, screenwriter, film director and actor.


  16. Raquel Torres
    #16

    Raquel Torres

    17,861 views

    Raquel Torres (born Paula Marie Osterman; November 11, 1908 – August 10, 1987) was a Mexican-born American film actress. Her sister was actress Renee Torres.


  17. Kevin James
    #17

    Kevin James

    15,548 views

    Kevin James Gibson (November 17, 1954 – January 24, 1990) was an American pornographic actor whose career lasted from the 1970s until the 1980s. After graduating from high school in the Detroit area, he went to work in an auto plant. After several years of shifts where he had to take two showers to get all of the silver chromium dye off of him afterwards, he quit, went to California and became a porn star. He appeared in installments of the Taboo and Devil in Miss Jones series, and other films such as Café Flesh, I Like to Watch, Nightdreams, Let Me Tell Ya 'bout Black Chicks, and Black Throat. He died of testicular cancer in 1990.


  18. Lorne Greene
    #18

    Lorne Greene

    13,417 views

    Lyon Himan Green, OC (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987), better known by the stage name Lorne Greene, was a Canadian actor and musician.


  19. Dean Paul Martin
    #19

    Dean Paul Martin

    11,835 views

    Dean Paul Martin, Jr (November 17, 1951 – March 21, 1987) was an American entertainer, noted as a tennis player, a singer and actor, and a military pilot.


  20. Richard Egan
    #20

    Richard Egan

    13,224 views

    Richard Egan (July 29, 1921 - July 20, 1987) was an American actor. In some films he is credited as Richard Eagan.


  21. Dolores Hawkins
    #21

    Dolores Hawkins

    10,372 views

    Dolores Hawkins (September 22, 1929 - January 15, 1987) was a singer from Brooklyn, New York. She is a part of the roots of both the rhythm & blues and hip hop record genres.


  22. Anny Ondra
    #22

    Anny Ondra

    8,998 views

    Anny Ondra (15 May 1903 – 28 February 1987) was a Czech film actress whose husband was German boxing great Max Schmeling. She was born Anna Sophie Ondráková in Tarnów, Galicia, Austria–Hungary, now Poland, and died in Hollenstedt near Harburg, Germany.


  23. Will Sampson
    #23

    Will Sampson

    8,473 views

    Will Sampson (September 27, 1933 – June 3, 1987) was a Native American painter, actor, and rodeo performer.


  24. Greg Bautzer
    #24

    Greg Bautzer

    9,082 views

    Gregson Edward Bautzer (April 3, 1911 – October 26, 1987) was an American attorney, representing such stars as Ginger Rogers, Ingrid Bergman and Joan Crawford, Kirk Kerkorian, Howard Hughes and William R. Wilkerson.


  25. Alice Terry
    #25

    Alice Terry

    8,043 views

    Alice Frances Taeffe, known professionally as Alice Terry (July 24, 1900 – December 22, 1987), was an American film actress and director. She began her career during the silent film era, appearing in thirty-nine films between 1916 and 1933. While Terry's trademark look was her blonde hair, she was actually a brunette, and put on her first blonde wig in Hearts Are Trumps (1920) to look different than Francelia Billington, the other actress in the film. Terry played several different characters in the 1916 anti-war film Civilization, co-directed by Thomas H. Ince and Reginald Barker. Alice wore the blonde wig again in her most acclaimed role as "Marguerite" in film The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), and kept the wig for any future roles. In 1925 her husband Rex Ingram co-directed Ben-Hur, filming parts of it in Italy. The two decided to move to the French Riviera, where they set up a small studio in Nice and made several films on location in North Africa, Spain, and Italy for MGM and others. In 1933, Terry made her last film appearance in Baroud, which she also co-directed with husband.


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