Deaths: December 17

by bcampos862 | created - 17 Dec 2016 | updated - 10 Dec 2018 | Public

1. Paul Greco

Actor | The Warriors

Paul Greco was born on October 21, 1955 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for The Warriors (1979), The Cable Guy (1996) and Crocodile Dundee (1986). He died on December 17, 2008 in Red Hook, New York, USA.

2. Alaina Reed-Hall

Actress | Death Becomes Her

Alaina Reed-Hall was born on November 10, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio, USA as Bernice Ruth Reed. She was an actress, known for Death Becomes Her (1992), 227 (1985) and Cruel Intentions (1999). She was married to Tamim Amini, Kevin Peter Hall and Richard Hannum Cook. She died on December 17, 2009 in ...

3. Don Van Vliet

Soundtrack | The Big Lebowski

Don Van Vliet was born on January 15, 1941 in Glendale, California, USA as Don Glen Vliet. He was married to Janet Lorelle Jenkins. He died on December 17, 2010 in Trinidad, California.

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4. Cesária Évora

Soundtrack | Great Expectations

Cesária Évora was born on August 27, 1941 in Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde, Portugal. She died on December 17, 2011 in Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde.

5. Chela Ruíz

Actress | Mamá querida

Chela Ruíz was born in 1921 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Aurora Ruiz. She was an actress, known for Mamá querida (1988), The Official Story (1985) and Ashes of Paradise (1997). She died on December 17, 1999 in Buenos Aires.

6. Dan O'Bannon

Writer | Alien

Dan O'Bannon was inspired at an early age by EC Comics like Tales from the Crypt and old horror films that he saw in St. Louis. He even wrote a few stories for Heavy Metal magazine (which also showed up in the film).

O'Bannon got his start when he and John Carpenter collaborated on the cult sci-fi ...

7. Dana Andrews

Actor | Laura

American leading man of the 1940s and 1950s, Dana Andrews was born Carver Dana Andrews on New Years Day 1909 on a farmstead outside Collins, Covington County, Mississippi. One of thirteen children, including fellow actor Steve Forrest, he was a son of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a ...

8. Eddie Acuff

Actor | The Case of the Velvet Claws

Eddie Acuff is one of those wonderful supporting actors who peopled the fascinating world of Hollywood's A, B or Z movies. In a career spanning eighteen years he appeared in an amazing almost 300 movies and one TV episode! His appearances could be invisible (when deleted), hardly visible (he ...

9. Eva Ekvall

Self | E! Historias verdaderas: El peso de una corona

Eva Ekvall was born on March 15, 1983 in Caracas, Venezuela as Eva Mónica Anna Ekvall Johnson. She was married to John Fabio Bermúdez. She died on December 17, 2011 in Houston, Texas, USA.

10. Francesco Leonetti

Actor | Edipo Re

Francesco Leonetti was born on January 27, 1924 in Cosenza, Calabria, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for Oedipus Rex (1967), Capriccio all'italiana (1968) and The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964). He was married to Eleonora Fiorani. He died on December 17, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

11. Frank Sully

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

Frank Sully was born on June 17, 1908 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Frank Sullivan. He was an actor, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Let's Go Collegiate (1941) and The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940). He was married to Mary Kathleen McKee. He died on December 17, 1975 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

13. Gérard Blain

Actor | Hatari!

Gérard Blain was born on October 23, 1930 in Paris, France. He was an actor and director, known for Hatari! (1962), The Friends (1971) and The Pelican (1974). He was married to Monique Sobieski, Bernadette Lafont and Estella Blain. He died on December 17, 2000 in Paris.

14. Gordon Hunt

Actor | Mad About You

Gordon Hunt was born on April 26, 1929 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA as Gordon Edwynn Hunt. He is known for his work on Mad About You (1992), Dilbert (1999) and Mighty Max (1993). He was married to B.J. Ward and Jane Elizabeth Novis. He died on December 17, 2016 in Sherman Oaks.

15. Grover Washington Jr.

Soundtrack | Four Brothers

One of my favorite jazz musicians, Grover Washington Jr. was one of the first to embrace the jazz-funk style. Born in Buffalo, New York, he was given his first saxophone lesson by his father. In the early 1960s he moved to Philadelphia. His most successful album was "Winelight". Released in June ...

17. Héctor Malamud

Actor | Highlander II: The Quickening

Héctor Malamud was born on August 9, 1943 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Héctor Adolfo Malamud. He was an actor, known for Highlander II: The Quickening (1991), Rebel's Way (2002) and Historias Breves 2 (1997). He died on December 17, 2008 in Buenos Aires.

18. Henry Heimlich

H.E.L.P! - Dr. Henry's Emergency Lessons for People

Henry Heimlich was born on February 3, 1920 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA as Henry Judah Heimlich. He is known for his work on H.E.L.P! - Dr. Henry's Emergency Lessons for People (1979), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) and The Bob Braun Show (1967). He was married to Jane Murray. He ...

19. Jack Perrin

Actor | Phantom of the Desert

Jack Perrin was born in Three Rivers, MI, on July 25, 1896. His father, a real estate investor, had an eye on the burgeoning prospects in Los Angeles and moved his family there when Perrin was about four. Jack literally grew up witnessing the birth of the film industry, which exploded there in 1913...

20. Janet Margolin

Actress | David and Lisa

Pretty, demure-looking Janet Margolin was born in New York City in 1943 and educated at the New York High School of Performing Arts. The long-haired brunette was discovered for films by director Frank Perry as she was making great strides as a teen on Broadway. He saw her in the play "Daughter of ...

21. Jennifer Jones

Actress | The Towering Inferno

One of the world's most underrated Academy Award-winning actresses, Jennifer Jones was born Phylis Lee Isley on 2 March 1919 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Flora Mae (Suber) and Phillip Ross Isley, who ran a travelling stage show. As a young aspiring actress, she met and fell for young, handsome, aspiring ...

22. Johnny Fox

Self | Wild West Tech

Johnny Fox was born on November 13, 1953 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as John Robert Fox. He was married to Valeria. He died on December 17, 2017 in Damascus, Maryland, USA.

23. Kevin Mahogany

Soundtrack | Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Kevin Mahogany was born on July 30, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), Kansas City (1996) and Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall (1997). He was married to Allene Matthews Mahogany. He died on December 17, 2017 in ...

24. Jong-Il Kim

Producer | Pulgasari

Jong-Il Kim was born on February 16, 1941 in Vyatskoe, Khabarovskiy rayon, Khabarovskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR as Yuri Irsenovich Kim. He was an actor and producer, known for Pulgasari (1985), Sea of Blood (1969) and The Schoolgirl's Diary (2007). He was married to Young-Sook Kim and Il-Chon Hong. He ...

26. Lexie Bigham

Actor | Dave

Lexie Bigham was born on August 4, 1968 in Illinois, USA as Lexie Darnell Bigham Jr. He was an actor, known for Dave (1993), Se7en (1995) and Drop Zone (1994). He died on December 17, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Lina Romay

Actress | The Big Wheel

Vivacious brunette singer and actress Lina Romay was born in New York in January 1919, the daughter of Mexican L.A. consulate attaché Porfirio A. Romay. In her teens, she was adept at swimming and diving. Moreover, she had an excellent voice and could sing equally well in English and in Spanish. ...

28. Marguerite Yourcenar

Writer | Der Fangschuß

Marguerite Yourcenar was born on June 8, 1903 in Brussels, Belgium. She was a writer, known for Coup de Grâce (1976), L'oeuvre au noir (1988) and Le dialogue dans le marécage (1973). She died on December 17, 1987 in Mount Desert Island, Maine, USA.

29. María del Río

Actress | Vivir un instante

María del Río was born on July 14, 1917 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an actress, known for Vivir un instante (1951), La comedia inmortal (1951) and Mala gente (1952). She died on December 17, 1978 in Buenos Aires.

30. Rex Allen

Actor | The Arizona Cowboy

Rex Allen started out as a singer in vaudeville, and sang on numerous radio shows before hooking up with a traveling rodeo show. He signed with Republic Pictures and became a popular singing cowboy, and was often paired with sidekick Slim Pickens. He starred in his own western TV series, Frontier ...

31. Thomas Mitchell

Actor | Stagecoach

Thomas Mitchell was one of the great American character actors, whose credits read like a list of the greatest American films of the 20th century: Lost Horizon (1937); Stagecoach (1939); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939); Gone with the Wind (1939); It's a ...

32. Virginia Da Brescia

Actress | E se mi comprassi una sedia?

Virginia Da Brescia is an actress, known for E se mi comprassi una sedia? (2017), L'abbiamo fatta grossa (2016) and Anna (2015).

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