Deaths: October 15

by 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 ...

2. Alfonso Pícaro

Actor | La venganza

Alfonso Pícaro was born on December 4, 1928 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for The Revenge (1999), ¡Qué noche de casamiento! (1969) and Ya tiene comisario el pueblo (1967). He died on October 15, 2012 in Buenos Aires.

3. Clara Kimball Young

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...

5. Dave Bry

Self | Dissertation: A KanYe West Story.

Dave Bry was born in 1970 in Red Bank, New Jersey, USA. He was married to Emily Raimes. He died on October 15, 2017 in New York City, New York, USA.

6. Delphine Seyrig

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 ...

8. Edythe Chapman

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 ...

11. Gloria Lynne

Soundtrack | Se7en

Gloria Lynne was born on November 23, 1929 in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA as Gloria Mia Wilson. She was married to Harry Alleyne. She died on October 15, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

12. Jack Narz

Self | Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians

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...

21. Nathan Davis

Actor | Holes

Nathan Davis was born on May 22, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Holes (2003), Chain Reaction (1996) and Poltergeist III (1988). He was married to Metta Davis. He died on October 15, 2008 in Chicago.

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.

26. Susana Fontana

Actress | La Torre en jaque

Susana Fontana was born on April 3, 1937 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an actress and producer, known for La Torre en jaque (1981), La gran ocasión (1982) and Hechos y protagonistas (2008). She died on October 15, 2010 in Buenos Aires.



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