Deaths: October 2

by bcampos862 | created - 28 Sep 2017 | updated - 29 Sep 2018 | Public

1. Tom Petty

Actor | The Postman

Tom Petty was born on October 20, 1950 in Gainesville, Florida, USA as Thomas Earl Petty. He was married to Dana York and Jane Ann Benyo. He died on October 2, 2017 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

2. Antonio Pantojas

Actor | Los hijos del criminal

Antonio Pantojas was born on November 25, 1948 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was an actor, known for Los hijos del criminal (1989), Under My Nails (2012) and Amores (2004). He died on October 2, 2017 in San Juan.

3. August Wilson

Writer | Fences

August Wilson once dropped out of school, disillusioned after having been unjustly accused of plagiarism by a racist instructor who could not fathom the artistic and intellectual genius of a then young Black male writer. Wilson was not disillusioned forever. Having now completed a decade by decade ...

4. Bernie Gozier

Actor | Creature from the Black Lagoon

Bernie Gozier was born on January 21, 1917 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bernard Kikume Gozier. He is known for his work on Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Green Dolphin Street (1947) and The Flame Barrier (1958). He was married to Jane Mary Soczek. He died on October 2, 1979 in Balboa ...

5. Big Jim Sullivan

Music_department | In Concert

Big Jim Sullivan was born on February 14, 1941 in Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Middlesex, England as James George Tomkins. He is known for his work on In Concert (1970), Shang-a-Lang (1975) and A Life in the Death of Joe Meek (2013). He was married to Norma. He died on October 2, 2012 in Surrey, England.

6. Brenda Cowling

Actress | Octopussy

Brenda Cowling was born on April 23, 1925 in Islington, London, England as Brenda Rose Cowling. She is known for her work on Octopussy (1983), You Rang, M'Lord? (1988) and Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982). She died on October 2, 2010 in Denville Hall, Northwood, London.

7. Don Kelly

Actor | Lawman

Don Kelly was born on March 17, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Donald Patrick Kelly to Robert T. Kelly and Rachel Marie Knudsen. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Don was an actor, known for Bombers B-52 (1957), Tank Battalion (1958), and The Hostage (1967), his final starring role. The...

9. Ernesto Bianco

Actor | Psique y sexo

Ernesto Bianco was born on June 20, 1922 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Oscar Ernesto Pelicori. He was an actor and director, known for Psique y sexo (1965), The Count of Monte Cristo (1953) and La bestia debe morir (1952). He was married to Iris Alonso. He died on October 2, 1977 in Buenos Aires.

10. Evangelina Elizondo

Actress | A Walk in the Clouds

Evangelina Elizondo was born on April 28, 1929 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Gloria Evangelina Elizondo López-Llera. She was an actress, known for A Walk in the Clouds (1995), Días de otoño (1963) and ¿Nos traicionará el presidente? (1988). She was married ...

11. Frances Bergen

Actress | Shirley Temple's Storybook

The daughter of William and Lillie Mae Westerman, her father died of tuberculosis when she was ten years old. Her mother then moved the family to Los Angeles.

She suffered a skull fracture in an auto accident when she was 14. While recuperating, she was given a Charlie McCarthy doll to cheer her up....

12. Frank Lovejoy

Actor | In a Lonely Place

Square-jawed, intense, no-nonsense Frank Lovejoy played a succession of detectives, street cops, reporters, soldiers and such over his career. Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1912, he worked on Wall Street as a teenager, but the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 cost him his job, and to make ends ...

13. Gene Autry

Soundtrack | The Gene Autry Show

After high school Gene Autry worked as a laborer for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad in Oklahoma. Next he was a telegrapher. In 1928 he began singing on a local radio station, and three years later he had his own show and was making his first recordings. Three years after that he made his ...

14. George Bancroft

Actor | Stagecoach

George Bancroft was raised in Philadelphia and attended high school at Tomes Institute (Philadelphia). He won an impressive appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and graduated as a commissioned officer. He served in the Navy for the prescribed period of required service but no...

15. George Grizzard

Actor | Flags of Our Fathers

In retrospect, he was considered an actor's actor to be sure. Renowned theater performer George Grizzard would make his biggest impact under the Tony-winning Broadway lights in a career spanning over five decades. Born an only child on April 1, 1928, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, George Cooper...

16. George Savalas

Actor | Kelly's Heroes

Greek-American actor George Savalas is best remembered for co-starring on his elder brother (Telly Savalas)'s popular television detective show Kojak (1973) (1973-78). He played Detective Stavros to Telly's Kojak and was billed as Demosthenes in the end credits to avoid confusion with the elder ...

17. Hamilton Camp

Actor | Almost Heroes

Hamilton Camp became well-known first as Bob Camp when he played in a folk duo with Bob Gibson. Their influential album, 'Gibson and Camp at the Gate of Horn', was recorded in Chicago in 1961. When they broke up, Camp continued to work as a solo act. He began using the name Hamilton Camp musically ...

18. Harriet Nelson

Actress | The Falcon Strikes Back

Harriet Nelson will always have a secure place alongside Barbara Billingsley and Jane Wyatt in the "TV's Golden Age Mom Hall of Fame." For fourteen years, she, husband Ozzie Nelson, and their two boys, David Nelson and Ricky Nelson, were the quintessential role models of the '50s ideal nuclear ...

19. Hazel Scott

Actress | I Dood It

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, classical and jazz musician Hazel Scott became one of America's premier pianists of her time. Born on June 11, 1920, this child prodigy first started tickling the ivories at age 3 under the guidance of her mother. She moved with her family to the U.S. in 1924 ...

20. Joe Cranston

Producer | The Big Turnaround

Joe Cranston was born on July 29, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Joseph Louis Cranston. He was an actor and writer, known for The Big Turnaround (1988), The Corpse Grinders and The Crawling Hand (1963). He was married to Anita Cynthia Stickney and Audrey Anneliese Dorothea "Peggy" Sell. He died ...

21. Madeleine Carroll

Actress | The 39 Steps

The original ash-blonde "iceberg maiden", Madeleine Carroll was a knowing beauty with a confident air, the epitome of poise and "breeding". Not only did she have looks and allure in abundance, but she had intellectual heft to go with them, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham ...

22. Neville Marriner

Soundtrack | Priest

With more than 300 recordings to his credit, Neville Marriner is one of the most prolific recording maestros in history. He has recorded Mozart's music in his native London with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the chamber orchestra he founded and organized thirty-eight years ago. Since ...

23. Nipsey Russell

Actor | The Wiz

Nipsey Russell was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1918. He got his start in Rock and Roll Review and other music revues in the 1950s. In the 1960s Russell achieved his first major role as Officer Anderson in Car 54, Where Are You? (1961). After being on the show for a year, Russell was a mainstay on ...

24. Paavo Nurmi

Actor | Sano se suomeksi

Paavo Nurmi was born on June 13, 1897 in Turku, Finland as Paavo Johannes Nurmi. He was an actor, known for Sano se suomeksi (1931), Polyteekkarifilmi (1924) and Finlandia (1922). He died on October 2, 1973 in Helsinki, Finland.

25. Paul Hartman

Actor | Higher and Higher

Rubber-limbed American dancer, vaudevillian and character actor, whose roots were steeped in show business. Paul's impresario father, Ferris Hartman, was known by the sobriquet "the Ziegfeld of the Pacific Coast". Between 1917 and 1921, he also worked as a silent film director for Triangle out of ...

26. Robert Yates

Self | NASCAR: The Ride of Their Lives

Robert Yates was born on April 19, 1943 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He was married to Carolyn Helms. He died on October 2, 2017 in North Carolina.

27. Rock Hudson

Actor | Giant

Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school ...

28. Sidney Clute

Actor | ...and justice for all.

Sidney Clute was born on April 21, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for And Justice for All (1979), McCloud (1970) and Battlestar Galactica (1978). He died on October 2, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Tamara Dobson

Actress | Cleopatra Jones

Tamara Dobson was born on May 14, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Tamara Janice Dobson. She is known for her work on Cleopatra Jones (1973), Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975) and Chained Heat (1983). She died on October 2, 2006 in Baltimore.

30. Warren Burton

Actor | Green Lantern

Warren Burton was born on October 23, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Green Lantern (2011), Jak II (2003) and All My Children (1970). He died on October 2, 2017 in the USA.

31. William Berger

Actor | Hercules

William Berger was born on June 20, 1928 in Innsbruck, Austria as Wilhelm Thomas Berger. He was an actor, known for Hercules (1983), Keoma (1976) and Devil Fish (1984). He was married to Carol Lobravico, Hanja Kochansky and Dörte Völz-Mammarella. He died on October 2, 1993 in Los Angeles, ...

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