Deaths: October 15by bcampos862 | created - 08 Oct 2017 | updated - 14 Oct 2018 | Public
1. Edie Adams
Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
The scintillating, sultry-eyed blonde (formerly a redhead) star of screen, TV and award-winning stage went on to become best known, however, for her sensual delivery pitching cigars in taunting '60s ads and commercials with her Mae Westian come-on line "Why don't you pick one up and smoke it ...
Actress | The Easiest Way
Clara Kimball Young was born Clarisa Kimball on September 6, 1890, to Edward Kimball and the former Mrs. E.M. Kimball, traveling stock company actors with the Holden Co. Though she claimed Chicago as her birthplace, there are no records of her being born in Cook County--which includes Chicago--and ...
4. Cole Porter
Soundtrack | At Long Last Love
Cole Porter was born June 9, 1891, at Peru, Indiana, the son of pharmacist Samuel Fenwick Porter and Kate Cole. Cole was raised on a 750-acre fruit ranch. Kate Cole married Samuel Porter in 1884 and had two children, Louis and Rachel, who both died in infancy. Porter's grandfather, J.G. Cole, was a...
Actress | The Day of the Jackal
Delphine was born in Beirut on the 10th April 1932 into an intellectual Protestant family. Her Alsatian father, Henri Seyrig, was the director of the Archaeological Institute and later France's cultural attaché in New York during World War Two. Her Swiss mother, Hermine De Saussure, was an adept of...
7. Dorothy Ford
Actress | 3 Godfathers
Dorothy Ford was born April 4, 1922, in Perris, California, and raised in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, and in Tucson, Arizona. During school she appeared in several pageants, and after graduation went into modeling. Standing 6'2" and with measurements of 38-26-38-1/2, she was a natural for ...
Actress | Bound in Morocco
Edythe Chapman was born in Rochester, New York on October 8, 1863. A stage actress who came upon movies late in life, she nonetheless made 97 motion pictures. She was 51 years old when she played in _Richelieu (1914)_. Edythe was one of the busier actresses in the early silent era appearing in as ...
9. Frank DeKova
Actor | The Ten Commandments
Frank DeKova parlayed a sinister scowl, piercing eyes and an all-around menacing attitude into a long career of playing cold-blooded trigger-men, rampaging Indian chiefs, brutal Mexican army officers and the like. So it would probably come as a shock to those who know his work to discover that, ...
10. Gary Vinson
Actor | The Roaring 20's
Gary Vinson was born on October 22, 1936 in El Segundo, California, USA as Robert Gary Vinson. He was an actor and writer, known for The Roaring 20's (1960), Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966) and Battlestar Galactica (1978). He was married to Lavonne R. Wuertzer and Paula Jeanne Hill. He died on ...
12. Jack Narz
Jack Narz's career in television spanned nearly 30 years. After the service and a short but productive stint in local radio, Narz started in television late in 1950 as announcer on early-TV classics like Space Patrol (1950) and Life with Elizabeth (1952). Moving on to host the trouble-prone Dotto (...
13. Janet Shaw
Actress | Shadow of a Doubt
Janet Shaw was born on January 23, 1919 in Beatrice, Nebraska, USA as Ellen Martha Clancy. She was an actress, known for Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Night Monster (1942) and The Old Maid (1939). She was married to David Ashford Stuart and Willard Garcia Ilefeldt. She died on October 15, 2001 in ...
14. John Hamilton
Actor | The Maltese Falcon
Burly, stentorian-voiced John Hamilton, worked on Broadway and in touring theatrical companies for many years prior to his 1930 film debut. He was in the original Broadway company of "Seventh Heaven" and would appear in the film remake (Seventh Heaven (1937)) in 1937. For Warner Bros, he starred ...
15. Johnny Sheffield
Actor | Tarzan's New York Adventure
His father was the actor Reginald Sheffield who began as a child star and later turned to character acting. Johnny appeared at age seven on Broadway in the original cast of "On Borrowed Time". When Maureen O'Sullivan wanted out of her Jane role in the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan series, it was ...
16. Lekh Tandon
Director | Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye
Lekh Tandon was born on February 13, 1929 in Lahore, Punjab, British India as Lekh Faqeer Chand Tandon. He was a director and actor, known for Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye (1977), Swades (2004) and Rang De Basanti (2006). He died on October 15, 2017 in Mumbai, India.
17. Leo Marini
Actor | Sueña, mi amor
Leo Marini was born on August 23, 1920 in Mendoza, Argentina as Alberto Batet Vitali. He was an actor, known for Sueña, mi amor (1946), Mary tuvo la culpa (1950) and ¡Qué rico el mambo! (1952). He was married to Gloria Solanas and Esther Salandari. He died on October 15, 2000 in...
18. Leonardo Simons
Actor | Pimienta
Leonardo Simons was born on September 1, 1947 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Leonardo Simón Wowe. He was an actor, known for Pepper (1966), La muchacha del cuerpo de oro (1967) and Ta Te Show (1992). He was married to Ruth Kysiel and Alicia Gorbato. He died on October 15, 1996 in Buenos Aires.
19. Marie Dubois
Actress | Jules et Jim
Marie Dubois was born on January 12, 1937 in Paris, France as Claudine Lucie Pauline Huzé. She is known for her work on Jules and Jim (1962), La menace (1977) and Shoot the Piano Player (1960). She was married to Serge Rousseau. She died on October 15, 2014 in Lescar, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France.
20. Mata Hari
Born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle on August 7 1876, the only daughter of a Dutch hat-maker, she seemed unlikely to later become the Mata Hari, the most infamous double agent in spy history. She answered an advertisement in the local paper placed by Rudolph MacLeod, a career military man in need of a...
22. Pat O'Brien
Actor | Some Like It Hot
Although he came to be called "Hollywood's Irishman in Residence"--and, along with good friends James Cagney, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh and a few others were called "The Irish Mafia"--and he often played Irish immigrants, Pat O'Brien was US-born and -bred. As a young boy the devoutly Roman ...
23. Rik Van Nutter
Actor | Thunderball
Rick Van Nutter was born in Pomona, California and entered film work as a location manager/assistant director while living in the Hawaian Islands. Later he traveled to Africa as a production manager and stopped off in Rome on his way home and decided to stay for awhile. The following year while ...
24. Robert J. Mauch
Actor | The Prince and the Pauper
Robert J. Mauch was born on July 6, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois, USA as Robert Joseph Mauch. He was an editor and actor, known for The Prince and the Pauper (1937), Warner Brothers Presents (1955) and Dragnet (1951). He was married to Georgia "Gigi" Shattuck Culhane. He died on October 15, 2007 in ...
25. Sandra Villani
Actress | Muerte en Buenos Aires
Sandra Villani was born on February 4, 1965 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Sandra Alicia Villani. She was an actress, known for Death in Buenos Aires (2014), Only People (No More Nor Less) (1999) and Refugiado (2014). She died on October 15, 2017 in Buenos Aires.