Deaths: February 22

by bcampos862 | created - 23 Feb 2017 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

1. Nanette Fabray

Actress | Harper Valley P.T.A.

A sparkling, entertaining, highly energetic presence ever since her early days (from age 4) as a singing and tap dancing child vaudevillian, Nanette Fabray was once billed as "Baby Nanette".

She was born in San Diego, California, to Louisiana-born parents, Lily Agnes (McGovern) and Raoul Bernard ...

2. Alexander Scourby

Actor | The Big Heat

The possessor of one of stage, screen, radio and audio cassette's most distinguished vocal instruments, actor Alexander Scourby received his training via Shakespearean roles in the 1930s and perfected his trade on dramatic radio serials in the 1940's. The noted actor/narrator was born in Brooklyn, ...

3. Andy Warhol

Director | Blue Movie

Andrew Warhol's father, Ondrej, came from the Austria-Hungary Empire (now Slovakia) in 1912, and sent for his mother, Julia Zavackyová Warholová, in 1921. His father worked as a construction worker and later as a coal miner. Around some time, the family moved to Pittsburgh. During his teenage years...

4. Angela Baddeley

Actress | Upstairs, Downstairs

Angela Baddeley was born on July 4, 1904 in West Ham, London, England as Madeline Angela Clinton-Baddeley. She was an actress, known for Upstairs, Downstairs (1971), The Speckled Band (1931) and The Ghost Train (1931). She was married to Glen Byam Shaw and Stephen Thomas. She died on February 22, ...

5. Anthony Nicholls

Actor | The Omen

Anthony Nicholls was born on October 16, 1902 in Windsor, Berkshire, England as Sydney Horace Nicholls. He was an actor, known for The Omen (1976), Battle of Britain (1969) and The River Flows East (1962). He was married to Faith Kent. He died on February 22, 1977 in London, England.

6. Antonio Fraguas 'Forges'

Writer | El bengador Gusticiero y su pastelera madre

Antonio Fraguas 'Forges' was born on January 17, 1942 in Madrid, Spain as Antonio Fraguas de Pablo. He was a writer and director, known for El bengador Gusticiero y su pastelera madre (1977), Country, S.A. (1975) and Forgeseando (2018). He was married to Pilar Garrido Cendoya. He died on February ...

7. Barbara Valentin

Actress | Welt am Draht

Barbara Valentin was born on December 15, 1940 in Vienna, Austria as Ursula Ledersteger. She was an actress, known for World on a Wire (1973), Our Man in Jamaica (1965) and The Spider's Web (1960). She was married to John Ashton and Helmut Dietl. She died on February 22, 2002 in Munich, Bavaria, ...

8. Bette Henritze

Actress | Taking Woodstock

Bette Henritze was born on May 23, 1924 in Betsy Layne, Kentucky, USA. She was an actress, known for Taking Woodstock (2009), Far from Heaven (2002) and The World According to Garp (1982). She died on February 22, 2018 in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York, USA.

9. Billi Gordon

Actress | Coming to America

Billi Gordon was born on September 2, 1954 in Dowagiac, Michigan, USA as Wilbert Gordon. She was an actress and writer, known for Coming to America (1988), The Party Animal (1984) and 227 (1985). She was married to Robert Schallert. She died on February 22, 2018.

10. Bob Morgan

Actor | La spada e la croce

Bob Morgan was born on November 14, 1916 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, USA as Robert Drew Morgan. He is known for his work on La spada e la croce (1958), The Big Country (1958) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). He was married to Yvonne De Carlo. He died on February 22, 1999 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

11. Ching Lee

Actress | Yu mei ren

Ching Lee was born on November 8, 1948 in Shanghai, China as Guo Ying Li. She was an actress and producer, known for The Mermaid (1965), Jing jing (1967) and San xiao (1969). She died in February 2018 in Hong Kong.

12. Christopher Mitchell

Actor | It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Christopher Mitchell was born on May 21, 1947. He is known for his work on It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974), What's Up Superdoc! (1978) and Only Fools and Horses (1981). He died on February 22, 2001 in England.

13. Chuck Jones

Actor | Gremlins

Starting as a cel washer, Chuck Jones worked his way up to animator and then director at the animation division of Warner Bros. He is famous for creating such beloved cartoon characters as Wile E. Coyote, Henery Hawk, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Ralph Wolf, Road Runner, Sam Sheepdog, Sniffles,...

14. David Susskind

Producer | Eleanor and Franklin

David Susskind was born on December 19, 1920 in New York City, New York, USA as David Howard Susskind. He was a producer and writer, known for Eleanor and Franklin (1976), The DuPont Show of the Month (1957) and Ages of Man (1966). He was married to Joyce Davidson and Phyllis Briskin. He died on ...

15. Dennie Moore

Actress | The Women

Dennie Moore was born on December 30, 1902 in New York City, New York, USA as Florence Rita Moore. She was an actress, known for The Women (1939), The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951) and Anna Lucasta (1949). She died on February 22, 1978 in New York City.

16. Dennis Letts

Actor | Cast Away

Dennis Letts was born on September 5, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor, known for Cast Away (2000), Secondhand Lions (2003) and Passenger 57 (1992). He was married to Billie Letts. He died on February 22, 2008 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

17. Douglas Slocombe

Cinematographer | Raiders of the Lost Ark

London-born Douglas Slocombe has long been regarded as one of the film industry's premiere cinematographers, but he began his career as a photojournalist for Life magazine and the Paris-Match newspaper before World War II. During the war he became a newsreel cameraman, and at war's end he went to ...

18. Ed Flanders

Actor | St. Elsewhere

Ed Flanders was born on December 29, 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Edward Paul Flanders. He was an actor, known for St. Elsewhere (1982), The Ninth Configuration (1980) and Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking (1976). He was married to Cody Lambert, Ellen Geer and Bennye Kelly. He died on ...

19. Edith Barrett

Actress | I Walked with a Zombie

Edith Barrett was born on January 19, 1907 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA as Edith Williams. She was an actress, known for I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Ruthless (1948) and Jane Eyre (1943). She was married to Vincent Price. She died on February 22, 1977 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

20. Efrem Zimbalist Sr.

Actor | Walls Tell Tales

Composer, violinist and educator, educated at first by his father and then the Imperial School at St. Petersburg with Auer. He made his violin debut at Berlin in 1907, followed by a tour of Europe. His American debut was with the Boston Symphony in 1911. Thereafter, he joined the faculty at the ...

21. Eva Donge

Actress | Trampa para un soñador

Eva Donge was born in 1929 in Argentina as Eva Rosa Donnángelo. She was an actress, known for Trampa para un soñador (1980), Hamlet (1964) and Fangio, el demonio de las pistas (1950). She died on February 22, 1981 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

22. Florence Ballard

Actress | Toast of the Town

Florence Glenda Wilson Ballard was born and grew up in Detroit. By the time she turned 15, her family moved to the Brewster-Douglas housing project, and Florence attended Northeastern High School, where she met and became friends with Mary Wilson. Ballard had always wanted to be a singer and ...

23. Helen Parrish

Actress | Three Smart Girls Grow Up

The daughter of stage and bit film actress Laura Parrish, she started in movies at the ripe old age of four, playing Babe Ruth's daughter in the silent Babe Comes Home (1927). She also was featured in "Our Gang" comedy shorts and sometimes played the lead character as a child opposite some of the ...

24. Joan Woodbury

Actress | Forty Naughty Girls

Tall, provocative actress Joan Woodbury (aka Nana Martinez) was born Joanne Elma Woodbury in Los Angeles on December 17, 1915. Of Danish, English and Indian heritage, she was educated for seven years in a convent. Trained in dance, she was already performing in her mid-teens by the time she ...

25. John Kellogg

Actor | A Walk in the Sun

John Kellogg was born on June 3, 1916 in Hollywood, California, USA as Giles Vernon Kellogg Jr. He was an actor, known for A Walk in the Sun (1945), Twelve O'Clock High (1949) and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952). He died on February 22, 2000 in Los Angeles, California.

26. Johnny Murphy

Actor | The Commitments

Johnny Murphy was born on October 2, 1943 in Dublin, Ireland. He was an actor, known for The Commitments (1991), Waiting for Godot (2001) and Remington Steele (1982). He died on February 22, 2016 in Dublin.

27. Katina Paxinou

Actress | For Whom the Bell Tolls

Katina Paxinou was born in 1900, in Piraeus, Greece. She first appeared on stage in 1928, in an Athens production of Henry Bataille's "La femme nue". In the early 1930's she was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre) and performed several ...

28. László Tahi Tóth

Actor | Szerelmes biciklisták

László Tahi Tóth was born on January 23, 1944 in Budapest, Hungary. He was an actor, known for Szerelmes biciklisták (1965), Kakuk Marci (1973) and Völegény (1982). He was married to Szilvia Kárászi. He died on February 22, 2018 in Budapest.

29. Luis Cella

Producer | Nueces para el amor

Luis Cella was a producer, known for Nuts for Love (2000), Mónica presenta (1978) and El humor de Café Fashion (1999). He died on February 22, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

30. Mabel Normand

Actress | Mickey

Mabel Normand was one of the comedy greats of early film. In an era when women are deemed 'not funny enough' it seems film history has forgotten her contributions. Her films debuted the Keystone Cops, Charlie Chaplin's tramp and the pie in the face gag. She co-starred with both Chaplin and Roscoe "...

31. Michael Maltese

Soundtrack | Son of the Mask

During the heyday of cartoon slapstick in Hollywood, one basic tenet held precedence: namely, that an inseparable connection existed between perennial antagonists like Tom and Jerry, Sylvester and Tweetie, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam (or Elmer Fudd). In other ...

32. Nicholas Courtney

Actor | Doctor Who

Nicholas Courtney was born in Egypt, the son of a British diplomat. His early years were spent in Kenya and France and he was called up for National Service at the age of 18. After 18 months of duty in the British forces, Courtney joined the Webber Douglas drama school. He spent two years there and...

33. Roque Máspoli

Self | Maracaná

Roque Máspoli was born on October 12, 1917 in Montevideo, Uruguay as Roque Gastón Máspoli Arbelvide. He died on February 22, 2004 in Montevideo.

34. Simone Simon

Actress | Cat People

Diminutive, fiery-tempered Simone Simon was born in France, but spent much of her early childhood in Madagascar, where her father managed a graphite mine. Her schooling was somewhat unsettled, her family moving from city to city (Berlin, Budapest, Turin) before finally establishing themselves in ...

35. Sonny James

Soundtrack | Slap Shot

Sonny James was born on May 1, 1928 in Hackleburg, Alabama, USA as James Hugh Loden. He was married to Doris Shrode. He died on February 22, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

36. Stefan Zweig

Writer | The Grand Budapest Hotel

Stefan Zweig was born on November 28, 1881 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was a writer, known for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) and Crepúsculo. He was married to Charlotte E. Altmann and Friderike Maria Burger von Winternitz. He died on February 22, ...

38. William Woodson

Actor | Escape from the Planet of the Apes

He was the narrator of the famous TV series The Invaders, an American science fiction television program created by Larry Cohen that aired on ABC for two seasons, from January 10, 1967 to March 26, 1968. Dominic Frontiere, who had provided scores for Twelve O'Clock High and The Outer Limits, ...

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