Top 10 Actors Who Died During Production

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The Top Ten

1 Heath Ledger Heath Ledger Heathcliff Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. V 1 Comment
2 Brandon Lee Brandon Lee Brandon Bruce Lee (February 1, 1965 - March 31, 1993), was an American actor and martial artist. He was the son of martial artist and film actor Bruce Lee and teacher Linda Lee Cadwell, the grandson of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-chuen, and brother of Shannon Lee. He died (at the age of 28) during ...read more.
3 Bela Lugosi Bela Lugosi Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956), better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian-American actor, famous for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films.
4 Oliver Reed
5 Vic Morrow

Gruesome, horrible accident.
Several of the other names on this list may have died during the time a production was going on, but were not actually "on set", but Morrow was "on camera" when it happened.

6 Paul Mantz
7 River Phoenix River Phoenix River Jude Phoenix, born River Jude Bottom (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix and Summer Phoenix.
8 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. She ...read more.
9 Natalie Wood Natalie Wood Natalie Wood, born Natalie Zacharenko (July 20, 1938 – November 28 or 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and as Maria in West Side Story. But the American icon remains infamously known for the circumstances ...read more.
10 Jean Harlow Jean Harlow Jean Harlow, born Harlean Harlow Carpenter (March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. ...read more.

The Contenders

11 John Candy John Candy John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian, mainly in American films such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Uncle Buck.

John Candy was one of the wittiest actors of his time. He would have been good in some of our modern stuff. - PositronWildhawk

12 Paul Walker Paul Walker Paul William Walker IV was an American actor . Walker began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel .
13 Clark Gable Clark Gable William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable is considered one of the most consistent box-office performers in history, appearing on Quigley Publishing's annual Top Ten Money ...read more.
14 James Dean James Dean James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.
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