Deaths: January 19

by bcampos862 | created - 20 Jan 2017 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

1. Hedy Lamarr

Actress | Samson and Delilah

Hedy Lamarr, the woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films, was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria. She was the daughter of Gertrud (Lichtwitz), from Budapest, and Emil Kiesler, a banker from Lember (now known as Lviv). Her parents were both from...

2. 'Snub' Pollard

Actor | Rollin' Plains

The slight frame (5' 6"), pale, serious countenance, and dark, droopy mustache are unmistakable, definitive identification badges in recalling silent comedian Harry "Snub" Pollard. Born in Australia as Harry Fraser, he joined a vaudeville troupe, which toured the United States around 1910. The ...

3. Adriana Caselotti

Self | Disneyland

Adriana was born into an operatic family - her father Guido, an immigrant from Italy, taught music in New York City, her mother Maria (from Naples) sang at the Royal Opera, and a sister Louise was a noted opera singer and voice teacher. She was 18 when Walt Disney personally chose her for the voice...

4. Alan North

Actor | See No Evil, Hear No Evil

After wartime naval service, Alan North began his show business career as a stage manager in New York. He first worked on Broadway in "Plain and Fancy", doubling up as understudy for the small part of Isaac Miller. The play had a successful run between 1955 and 1956 (461 performances) and this led ...

5. Allison Shearmur

Producer | The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Allison Shearmur was born on October 23, 1963 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Allison Ivy Brecker. She is known for her work on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). She was married to Edward ...

6. Anna Campori

Actress | Biblioteca di Studio Uno

Anna Campori was born on September 22, 1917 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was an actress, known for Biblioteca di Studio Uno (1964), Neapolitan Turk (1953) and Suor Maria (1955). She was married to Pietro De Vico. She died on January 19, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

7. Anne Kirkbride

Actress | Coronation Street

Anne Kirkbride was born on June 21, 1954 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. She was an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969) and ITV Lunchtime News (1988). She was married to David Beckett. She died on January 19, 2015 in Manchester, England.

8. Anthony Franciosa

Actor | A Hatful of Rain

Franciosa was born Anthony Papaleo on October 25, 1928, in New York City. The son of a construction worker and seamstress who divorced when he was a year old, he seldom saw his father after this and never man really got to know the other. After graduating high school, during a visit to a YMCA to ...

10. Bengt Eklund

Actor | Vi på Saltkråkan

Bengt Eklund was born on January 18, 1925 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He was an actor, known for Vi på Saltkråkan (1964), Täcknamn Coq Rouge (1989) and Tjorven och Mysak (1966). He was married to Fylgia Zadig. He died on January 19, 1998 in Stockholm.

11. Bettino Craxi

Self | Quo Vadis Italy

Bettino Craxi was born on February 24, 1934 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Benedetto Craxi. He died on January 19, 2000 in Hammamet, Tunisia.

12. Byron Keith

Actor | The Stranger

Byron Keith was born on November 17, 1917 in El Paso, Illinois, USA as Cletus Leo Schwitters. He was an actor, known for The Stranger (1946), 77 Sunset Strip (1958) and Batman (1966). He was married to Dorothy Bennett and Lois Dorothy Ritter. He died on January 19, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, ...

13. Charles Dingle

Actor | The Little Foxes

Charles Dingle was born on December 28, 1887 in Wabash, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for The Little Foxes (1941), The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946) and The Song of Bernadette (1943). He was married to Dorothea White (actress). He died on January 19, 1956 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

14. Chuck Courtney

Actor | Billy the Kid Versus Dracula

Chuck Courtney was born on July 23, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Charles T. Courtney Jr. He is known for his work on Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966), Pet Sematary (1989) and Blind Fury (1989). He died on January 19, 2000 in North Hollywood, California.

15. Darío Vittori

Actor | ¿Es usted el asesino?

Darío Vittori was born on September 14, 1921 in Montecelio, Lazio, Italy as Melito Darío Spartaco Margozzi. He was an actor and producer, known for ¿Es usted el asesino? (1961), Teatro de humor (1981) and El hacha de oro (1960). He died on January 19, 2001 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

16. Denny Doherty

Soundtrack | Girl, Interrupted

Denny Doherty was born and reared in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and began his musical career there in a local rock band, The Hepsters, while working in a pawn shop. He had started singing in public at age 15, on a dare by performing "Love Letters In The Sand" in a skating rink-turned-dance-hall. ...

17. Don Beddoe

Actor | The Night of the Hunter

American character actor. Raised in New York City and Cincinnati, Ohio, Beddoe was the son of a professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music who happened also to be the world-famous Welsh tenor, Dan Beddoe. Although Don Beddoe intended a career in journalism, he took an interest in theatre and...

18. Don Simpson

Producer | Days of Thunder

Mr. Simpson was an extravagant movie producer whose blockbusters Flashdance (1983), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), and Top Gun (1986) helped define the pop culture of the 1980s. Mr. Simpson teamed with Jerry Bruckheimer in 1983 to produce these hits. In 1985 and 1988, the duo were named producers of the...

19. Dorothy Malone

Actress | Written on the Wind

The blonde, sultry, dreamy-eyed beauty of Dorothy Malone, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, took some time before it made an impact with American film-going audiences. But once she did, she played it for all it was worth in her one chance Academy Award-winning "bad girl" performance, a role quite ...

20. Ettore Scola

Writer | Una giornata particolare

Ettore Scola was born on May 10, 1931 in Trevico, Campania, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for A Special Day (1977), The Family (1987) and Passion of Love (1981). He was married to Gigliola. He died on January 19, 2016 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

21. Frank Reicher

Actor | King Kong

Though most famous as Capt. Englehorn, the ship captain who carried the expedition to an island to capture the great ape in King Kong (1933)--and its sequel, Son of Kong (1933)--Frank Reicher had a long history as a stage actor and director, and film director, prior to his "Kong" appearances, and in...

22. Fredo Santana

Producer | Fredo Mafia

Fredo Santana was born on July 4, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Fredo Mafia, SD x Fredo Santana x Lil Reese: Cant Tell Me Shit (2012) and Fredo Santana ft. Chief Keef: On That (2011). He died on January 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Greta Kukkonen

Self | Gregory Peck kävi Suomessa

Greta Kukkonen was born on January 25, 1911 in Helsinki, Finland as Eine Matilda Kukkonen. She was married to Gregory Peck. She died on January 19, 2008 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

24. Hal March

Actor | Send Me No Flowers

Hal March, born Harold Mendelson, first came on the scene in 1944 as one half of the comedy duo, Sweeney & March. He and Bob Sweeney had their own radio program, aptly named the "Sweeney and March Show" on CBS radio through 1948. In the early fifties, March sought a variety of venues in which to ...

25. Héctor Gagliardi

Actor | Al compás de tu mentira

Héctor Gagliardi was born on November 29, 1909 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Al compás de tu mentira (1950) and El ídolo del tango (1949). He died on January 19, 1984 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires.

27. John Russell

Actor | Rio Bravo

Handsome, rugged American leading man John Russell (whose credits are often confused with those of child actor Johnny Russell) attended the University of California, where he was a student athlete. Serving in the US Marine Corps in WW II, he earned a battlefield commission and decorations for valor...

28. Kevin Coughlin

Actor | The Defiant Ones

John Kevin Barry Coughlin was born in Inwood, Manhattan, New York. His older sister Joan Marie Colette was a nun with the Sacred Heart of Mary. Their parents were John Joseph Coughlin (1909 - 1966) and Marguerite O'Brien (b. 1915). They lived at 45 Sickles Street in Manhattan until about 1960 when ...

29. Lamont Bentley

Actor | NYPD Blue

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lamont Bentley moved to Los Angeles with his mother, an aspiring singer. His aptitude for comedy became apparent as he constantly made people laugh at his mother's auditions. It was then that he was encouraged to begin his own entertainment career. He began with ...

30. Lin Bolen

Producer | Stumpers!

Owns her own production company, Lin Bolen Productions.

31. Loalwa Braz

Soundtrack | The Incredible Hulk

Loalwa Braz was born on June 3, 1953 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Loalwa Braz Vieira. She died on January 19, 2017 in Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro.

32. Lock Martin

Actor | The Day the Earth Stood Still

One of the tallest actors ever, he held various odd jobs before his debut on the silver screen. He worked for Spike Jones and his City Slickers, Ardens Dairy (in California,) as a Cowboy for Public Relations and at Knotts Berry Farm, (in California) also as a Cowboy. It was while he was working as ...

33. Lolo Rico

Director | La cuarta parte

Lolo Rico was born in 1935 in Madrid, Spain as María Dolores Rico Oliver. She was a writer and director, known for La cuarta parte (1985), Tercera planta, inspección fiscal (1991) and La cometa blanca (1981). She was married to Santiago Alba. She died on January 19, 2019 in Donostia-San ...

34. Mario Bertoncini

Music_department | Un tranquillo posto di campagna

Mario Bertoncini was born on September 27, 1932 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on A Quiet Place in the Country (1968) and Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza (1967). He died on January 19, 2019 in Siena, Tuscany, Italy.

35. Max Adrian

Actor | The Boy Friend

Grandiose Irish stage, film and television character player Max Adrian, a noted classical performer and musical comedy revue star with a highly distinctive voice and "old school" acting style, was born Max Bor on November 1, 1902, in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. The son of Edward Norman ...

36. Micole Mercurio

Actress | While You Were Sleeping

Micole Diana Mercurio was born in Chicago to Mary and Michael Mercurio on March 10, 1938. The first born of her generation and a beautiful child, she flourished under the attention of her extended Italian-American family. Her father had been a captain in the Italian Army and became a private in the...

37. Miguel Ferrer

Actor | Traffic

Miguel Ferrer was born on February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Miguel José Ferrer. He was an actor, known for Traffic (2000), Crossing Jordan (2001) and Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993). He was married to Lori Weintraub and Leilani Sarelle. He died on January 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, ...

38. Muriel Pavlow

Actress | Murder She Said

Lovely, delicate-looking actress Muriel Pavlow belongs firmly to the British cinema of the 1950s and often provided a nice counterbalance to the hectic goings-on in many comedies. Born in 1921 in Leigh, Kent, England, she was a dominant stage actress despite her petite frame and made her theatrical...

39. Norma Varden

Actress | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The daughter of a retired sea captain and his much-younger wife, actress Norma Varden was born and raised in turn-of-the-century London. A piano prodigy, she studied in Paris and appeared in concert in England during her teenage years. Acting, however, became her career of choice, studying at the ...

40. Olivia Cole

Actress | Roots

Olivia Cole was born on November 26, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She was an actress, known for Roots (1977), Backstairs at the White House (1979) and Something About Amelia (1984). She was married to Richard Venture. She died on January 19, 2018 in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

41. Olivia Lua

Actress | Hostel XXX

Olivia Lua was born on September 19, 1994 as Olivia Paige Hoffman. She was an actress. She died on January 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California, USA.

42. Osho

Self | Fear Is the Master

Osho was born on December 11, 1931 in Kuchwada Village, Bareli Tehsil, Raisen District, Bhopal State, British India as Chandra Mohan Jain. He died on January 19, 1990 in Pune, Maharashtra, India.

44. Red Fisher

Actor | The Red Fisher Show

Red Fisher was born on August 22, 1926 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Red Fisher Show (1965) and Psycho Pike (1992). He was married to Tillie. He died in January 2018 in Montréal.

45. Suzanne Pleshette

Actress | The Bob Newhart Show

Suzanne Pleshette achieved television immortality in her role as Bob Newhart's wife in the 1970s classic situation comedy, The Bob Newhart Show (1972). For her role as "Emily Hartley", wife of psychologist "Bob Hartley" (played by Bob Newhart), Pleshette was nominated for the Emmy Award twice, in ...

46. Ted McKenna

Soundtrack | Brütal Legend

Ted McKenna was born on March 10, 1950 in Glasgow, Scotland as Edward McKenna. He died on January 19, 2019 in the UK.

47. Tony Mendez

Writer | Argo

Tony Mendez was born on November 15, 1940 in Eureka, Nevada, USA as Antonio Joseph Mendez. He is known for his work on Argo (2012), Our Man in Tehran (2013) and Argo: Absolute Authenticity (2013). He was married to Jonna Mendez and Karen. He died on January 19, 2019 in Frederick, Maryland, USA.

48. Wilson Pickett

Soundtrack | The Commitments

Wilson Pickett was born on March 18, 1941 in Prattville, Alabama, USA. He was married to Bonnie Covington. He died on January 19, 2006 in Reston, Virginia, USA.



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