Deaths: June 29

by bcampos862 | created - 29 Jun 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Liliane Montevecchi

Actress | How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Paris-born entertainer Liliane Montevecchi first put on ballet shoes at the age of 9. Nine years later, she became prima ballerina in Roland Petit's ballet company. Hollywood took a sudden interest in her in the early 1950s along with other foreign-born ballet dancers such as Leslie Caron, Zizi ...

2. Allan Carr

Producer | Grease

Allan Carr was born on May 27, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Allan Solomon. He was a producer and writer, known for Grease (1978), Can't Stop the Music (1980) and Grease 2 (1982). He died on June 29, 1999 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

3. Bob Crane

Actor | Hogan's Heroes

Handsome Bob Crane had many careers including working as a disc jockey for a while. He started acting around the age of 33. One of his first acting jobs was in Return to Peyton Place (1961). After a guest appearance on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and a supporting role on The Donna Reed Show (1958)...

4. Bruce Malmuth

Director | Hard to Kill

Bruce Malmuth has enjoyed a distinguished career in film, television and theater as a writer, director and actor. Soon after achieving success with his commercials (Excedrin Headache #1 and Fresca Snowstorms campaigns, and other Clio winners) Mr. Malmuth made his film directorial debut with ...

5. Chantal Garrigues

Actress | La mentale

Chantal Garrigues was born on November 14, 1944 in Montpellier, Hérault, France. She was an actress, known for The Code (2002), Louise... l'insoumise (1985) and House of D (2004). She died on June 29, 2018.

6. Chuck Renslow

Self | Kink Crusaders

Chuck Renslow was born on August 26, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He died on June 29, 2017 in Chicago.

7. Derrick O'Connor

Actor | Lethal Weapon 2

Derrick O'Connor was born in Dublin, Ireland, and raised in London. He was a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Scottish National Theatre, with many leading stage performances in Edinburgh, Stratford-on-Avon and London's West End. His long and successful career includes numerous...

8. Don Matheson

Actor | Land of the Giants

Don Matheson was born on August 5, 1929 in Dearborn, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Land of the Giants (1968), Lost in Space (1965) and Murph the Surf (1975). He was married to Deanna Lund and Maxine Arnold Franklin. He died on June 29, 2014 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

9. Don S. Davis

Actor | The Fan

Don S. Davis was born on August 4, 1942 in Aurora, Missouri, USA as Don Sinclair Davis. He was an actor, known for The Fan (1996), Twin Peaks (1990) and The Uninvited (2009). He was married to Ruby Fleming-Davis. He died on June 29, 2008 in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada.

10. Edward Yang

Writer | Yi yi

Born on November 6, 1947 in Shanghai, China, Edward Yang has become one of the most talented international filmmakers of his generation. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang ranks among the leading artists of the Taiwanese New Wave, and one of the world's most brilliant auteurs. ...

12. Eugene Pitt

Soundtrack | Dinner Party

Eugene Pitt was born on November 6, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was married to Emma Spencer. He died on June 29, 2018 in Newberry, South Carolina, USA.

13. Germán Valdés

Actor | Chanoc en las garras de las fieras

Germán Valdés was born on September 19, 1915 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Germán Genaro Cipriano Gómez Valdés Castillo. He was an actor and producer, known for Chanoc en las garras de las fieras (1970), Chanoc contra el tigre y el vampiro (1972) and El capitán Mantarraya (1970)...

14. Hector Lavoe

Soundtrack | Carlito's Way

Hector Lavoe was born on September 30, 1946 in Ponce, Puerto Rico as Hector Juan Perez Martinez. He was married to Nilda Georgina Perez. He died on June 29, 1993 in New York City, New York, USA.

15. Helen Griffin

Actress | The Machine

Helen Griffin was born in 1959 in Swansea, Wales. She was an actress and writer, known for The Machine (2013), Little White Lies (2006) and One Chance (2013). She died on June 29, 2018 in Wales.

16. Henry King

Director | The Song of Bernadette

For more than three decades, Henry King was the most versatile and reliable (not to mention hard-working) contract director on the 20th Century-Fox lot. His tenure lasted from 1930 to 1961, spanning most of Hollywood's "golden" era. King was renowned as a specialist in literary adaptations (A Bell ...

17. Jan Rubes

Actor | Witness

Jan Rubes was born in Volyne, Czechoslovakia, to Ruzena (Kellnerová) and Jan Rubes. After graduating in 1945 from the Conservatory of Music in Prague, he went on to join the Prague Opera House as their youngest basso singer. He also performed at the Pilsen Opera House in leading roles in his early ...

18. Jayne Mansfield

Actress | The Girl Can't Help It

One of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, film actress Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the only child of Vera J. (nee Palmer; later Peers) and Herbert W. Palmer. Her parents were well-to-do, with her father a successful attorney ...

19. Jess Hahn

Actor | New York chiama Superdrago

Indiana-born Jess Hahn never played in an American movie, at least shot on American soil. On the other hand, this friendly giant with a nice sense of humor was a fixture in French movies where he often landed roles as a tough gangster or a Yankee (whether an army officer, a C.I.A./F.B.I. agent or ...

20. Jim Kelly

Actor | Enter the Dragon

With his funky Afro hairstyle, super cool attitude and superb karate skills, Jim Kelly was instantly identifiable, and one of the top martial arts film stars of the early 1970s. After appearing in a minor film role, Kelly's second screen effort was as one of the invited guests to the deadly Han's ...

21. Joel Siegel

Actor | Deathtrap

Joel Siegel was born on July 7, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joel Steven Siegel. He was an actor, known for Deathtrap (1982), Hotel (1983) and Kids' Court (1988). He was married to Ena Swansea, Melissa DeMayo, Jane Kessler and Karen Oshman. He died on June 29, 2007 in New York City, New ...

22. John Abineri

Actor | The Last of the Mohicans

John Abineri was born on May 18, 1928 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1971), Robin Hood (1984) and The Children of the New Forest (1955). He was married to Hilary Bamford. He died on June 29, 2000 in Bath, Somerset, England.

23. Juan Alberto Badía

Actor | Los simuladores

Juan Alberto Badía was born on November 29, 1947 in Ramos Mejía, La Matanza, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Pretenders (2002), La noche viene movida (1980) and Sábado de todos (1982). He died on June 29, 2012 in Pilar, Buenos Aires.

24. Katharine Hepburn

Actress | The Lion in Winter

Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ...

25. Lana Turner

Actress | Imitation of Life

Lana Turner had an acting ability that belied the "Sweater Girl" image MGM thrust upon her, and even many of her directors admitted that they knew she was capable of greatness (check out The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)). Unfortunately, her private life sometimes overshadowed her professional ...

26. Lloyd Richards

Director | American Playhouse

Lloyd Richards was born on June 29, 1919 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Lloyd George Richards. He was a director and actor, known for American Playhouse (1981), The Piano Lesson (1995) and The Wide World of Mystery (1973). He was married to Barbara Davenport. He died on June 29, 2006 in New York ...

28. María Luisa Mendoza

Actress | En este pueblo no hay ladrones

María Luisa Mendoza was an actress, known for There Are No Thieves in This Village (1965), Octavio and La hora 25 (1977). She died on June 29, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.

29. Matt Cappotelli

Actor | Clancy Once Again

Matt Cappotelli was born on November 12, 1979 in Caledonia, New York, USA as Matthew Lee Cappotelli. He was an actor, known for Clancy Once Again (2017), WWE Raw (1993) and WWE Vengeance (2003). He was married to Lindsay Seeders. He died on June 29, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

30. Pamela Mason

Actress | Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask

Pamela Mason was born on March 10, 1916 in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, England as Pamela Helene Ostrer. She was an actress and writer, known for Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972), I Met a Murderer (1939) and Lady Possessed (1952). She was married to James ...

32. Robert Drivas

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

Actor-turned-director Robert Drivas showed dark, brooding power and strong potential on the 60s stage, film and TV but, in the long run, did not achieve the kind of success he deserved. Born on November 21, 1935, the Coral Gables, Florida native initially studied his craft at the Universities of ...

33. Rod Amateau

Producer | The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

Starting out as a radio writer, Rodney Amateau began his career as a dialogue coach and filmed screen tests for Fox Studios while working as a stunt dbl before directing 2nd Unit's, where he began his film career. He soon turned to directing TV series, which he did for many years before returning ...

34. Ronald Shiner

Actor | The Case of the Frightened Lady

Ronald Shiner was born on June 8, 1903 in London, England as Ronald Alfred Shiner. He was an actor, known for The Frightened Lady (1940), They Drive by Night (1938) and The Mysterious Mr. Reeder (1939). He was married to Gladys W. Lester-Jones. He died on June 29, 1966 in London.

35. Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Actor | Leap Year

Roscoe Arbuckle, one of nine children, was the baby of the family who weighed a reported 16 pounds at birth. Born in Smith Center, Kansas, on March 24, 1887, his family moved to California when he was a year old. At age eight he appeared on the stage. His first part was with the Webster-Brown Stock...

36. Rosemary Clooney

Actress | White Christmas

Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky, to Marie Frances (Guilfoyle) and Andrew Joseph Clooney. She was one of five children. Her father was of Irish and German descent, and her mother was of Irish and English ancestry. She grew up in Maysville, where she and her sister Betty Clooney used...

37. Shorty Long

Soundtrack | The Fan

Shorty Long was born on May 20, 1940 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Frederick Earl Long. He died on June 29, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

38. Steve Ditko

Writer | Spider-Man

Steve Ditko was born on November 2, 1927 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA as Stephen John Ditko. He was a writer, known for Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). He died on June 29, 2018 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

39. Vera West

Costume_designer | Shadow of a Doubt

Trained at the Philadelphia School of Design.

40. Victor Lundin

Actor | Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Victor Lundin was born on June 15, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960) and Batman (1966). He died on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41. Vittorio Gassman

Actor | Sleepers

Vittorio Gassman studied theatre in his youth and was quite a good basketball player. He debuted on stage in 1943 and soon felt home in all classical theatre works. Since 1946 he also worked at the movies and his first big role there was the criminal in Bitter Rice (1949). This fixed him to his ...

42. William Hickey

Actor | National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Son of Edward & Nora Hickey. Best known as the ancient Mafia don in Prizzi's Honor (1985), Hickey had a long, distinguished career in film, television, and the stage. Began career as a child actor on the variety stage. Made Broadway debut as walk-on in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" (1951 ...

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