Deaths: June 11

by bcampos862 | created - 12 Jun 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Dan Vadis

Actor | High Plains Drifter

Dan Vadis was born on January 3, 1938 in Shanghai, China as Constantine Daniel Vafiadis. He is known for his work on High Plains Drifter (1973), The Ten Gladiators (1963) and Rebel Gladiators (1962). He was married to Sharon Jessup. He died on June 11, 1987 in Lancaster, California, USA.

2. Amalia Mendoza

Actress | Fiesta en el corazón

Amalia Mendoza was born on July 10, 1923 in Huetamo de Núñez, Michoacan, Mexico as Amalia Mendoza García. She was an actress, known for Fiesta en el corazón (1958), Los laureles (1961) and Where Are You Heart? (1961). She died on June 11, 2001 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

3. Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Actor | Stalker

The famous Russian actor was discovered by Andrei Tarkovsky. He was looking for an actor to play the part of Andrei Rublev for his second full-length film and accidentally found the completely unknown Solonitsyn in Chelyabinsk. He worked there as an amateur actor. After Andrei Rublev, he played ...

4. Ann Rutherford

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Ann Rutherford was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The daughter of a former Metropolitan Opera singer, John Rutherford, and her actress mother, Lillian Mansfield, was destined for show business. Not long after her birth, her family moved to California, where she made her stage debut in...

5. Bernard Bresslaw

Actor | Krull

A RADA scholar who was spotted by Laurence Olivier, Bernard Bresslaw got professional security from the "Carry On" films but was typecast (as TV's The Army Game (1957) had done earlier). He was beginning to extend himself through stage work when, in 1993, just before a performance in "The Taming Of...

6. Bonaldo Giaiotti

Soundtrack | The Briefcase

Bonaldo Giaiotti was born on December 25, 1932 in Ziracco, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. He was an actor, known for The Briefcase (2011), The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977) and Aida (1966). He was married to Alice Weinberger. He died on June 11, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

7. Brigitte Helm

Actress | Metropolis

After her role in Metropolis (1927) she made a string of movies in which she almost always had the starring role, easily making the transition to sound films. Her last film was An Ideal Spouse (1935) (An Ideal Spouse) in 1935.

8. Bruce Watson

Actor | Star Trek

Bruce Watson was born on July 27, 1940 in North Bend, Oregon, USA. He was an actor, known for Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), Mission: Impossible (1966) and Johnny Got His Gun (1971). He died on June 11, 2009 in Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA.

9. Catherine Cookson

Writer | Colour Blind

Catherine Cookson was born on June 27, 1906 in Tyne Dock, South Shields, England as Katherine McMullen. She was a writer, known for Colour Blind (1998), Jacqueline (1956) and Rooney (1958). She was married to Tom Cookson. She died on June 11, 1998 in London, England.

10. Christina Grimmie

Soundtrack | The Matchbreaker

Christina Grimmie was an American actress, singer, song writer, and YouTube sensation. Grimmie is known as 'zeldaxlove64' on YouTube. Grimmie gained recognition after posting covers of popular songs on YouTube. She also placed 2nd Runner up on The Voice. On June 10, 2016, Grimmie was shot three ...

11. DeForest Kelley

Actor | Star Trek

Jackson DeForest Kelley was born on January 20, 1920 in Toccoa, Georgia, to Clora (Casey) and Ernest David Kelley. He graduated from high school at age 16 and went on to sing at the Baptist church where his father was a minister. At age 17, he made his first trip outside the state to visit an uncle...

12. Doreen Andrew

Actress | Doctors

Doreen Andrew was born on October 1, 1923 in Hampstead, London, England. She was an actress, known for Doctors (2000), Whatever Love Means (2005) and South Riding (1974). She was married to Kenneth Keeling. She died on June 11, 2017.

13. Elizabeth Lawrence

Actress | Sleeping with the Enemy

Elizabeth Lawrence was born on September 6, 1922 in Huntington, West Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), The Crucible (1996) and Unbreakable (2000). She was married to Arthur Marion Payne III. She died on June 11, 2000 in the USA.

14. Frank Silvera

Actor | Killer's Kiss

He was a highly successful black actor/director in the 1950s and 1960s who - because of his light-skinned appearance - transcended race and ethnicity in his performances. In motion pictures, Frank Silvera was cast as black, Latino, Polynesian and "white"/racially indeterminate (due to black + white...

15. Herbert Anderson

Actor | Dennis the Menace

Herbert Anderson was born on March 30, 1917 in Oakland, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Dennis the Menace (1959), Battleground (1949) and The Male Animal (1942). He was married to Mary Virginia Palmer. He died on June 11, 1994 in Palm Springs, California.

16. John Wayne

Actor | True Grit

John Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison in Iowa, to Mary Alberta (Brown) and Clyde Leonard Morrison, a pharmacist. He was of English, Ulster-Scots, and Irish ancestry.

Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California, ...

17. Juan José Saer

Writer | Les trottoirs de Saturne

Born in Argentina. In 1968, he moved to France, where he has worked as a lecturer of literature. Novels : Nadie Nada Nunca (1980), El Entenado (1988) and Lo Imborrrable (1993). Stories : La Mayor (1976)

18. Lew Gallo

Producer | I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Lew graduated from Ithaca College in 1951 and was a member of Delta Kappa fraternity. He attended graduate school at Columbia University from 1954-1955. He received Ithaca College's Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 2001. He founded the golf tournament for the Entertainment Industry ...

19. Lon McCallister

Actor | The Red House

He started his career as a teenage bit actor in such wholesome, folksy tales as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) and Judge Hardy's Children (1938). As an adult, he found the strength of his career riding on that same homespun sentiment. Lon McCallister was born Herbert Alonzo McCallister, Jr. in...

20. Mala Powers

Actress | Cyrano de Bergerac

The daughter of a United Press executive, Mala Powers attended the Max Reinhardt Junior Workshop as a kid and fell in love with acting the first time she set foot on a stage. She made her film debut in Universal's 1942 Tough As They Come (1942) before actress Helene Thimig (Max Reinhardt's wife) ...

21. Maruja Montes

Actress | Estrellas de Buenos Aires

Maruja Montes was born on March 24, 1930 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She was an actress, known for Estrellas de Buenos Aires (1956), La potranca (1960) and The Corsican Brothers (1955). She was married to Césari, Mario. She died on June 11, 1993 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

22. Nathan Cook

Actor | National Lampoon's Vacation

Nathan Cook was born on April 9, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Nathan Earl Cook. He was an actor, known for Vacation (1983), Hotel (1983) and The White Shadow (1978). He died on June 11, 1988 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

24. Ornette Coleman

Soundtrack | Naked Lunch

Saxophonist and composer, educated at the School of Jazz in Lenox, Massachusetts. He worked in a Fort Worth carnival, and toured with groups. A leader in progressive jazz, he appeared in many concerts and made many recordings. He retired for two years to study, and then resumed his professional ...

25. Oscar Furlong

Self | En cuerpo y alma

Oscar Furlong was born on October 22, 1927 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Oscar Alberto Furlong. He died on June 11, 2018 in Buenos Aires.

26. Patricia Donahue

Actress | The Wide World of Mystery

Patricia Donahue was born on March 6, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as Patricia Mahar. She is known for her work on The Wide World of Mystery (1973), Thriller (1973) and Department S (1969). She was married to Euan Lloyd and Sam Donahue. She died on June 11, 2012 in the USA.

27. Ralph Morgan

Actor | Strange Interlude

Ralph Morgan was born on July 6, 1883 in New York City, New York, USA as Raphael Kuhner Wuppermann. He was an actor, known for Strange Interlude (1932), Magnificent Obsession (1935) and The Power and the Glory (1933). He was married to Grace Arnold. He died on June 11, 1956 in New York City.

28. Ray Sharkey

Actor | Wiseguy

Ray Sharkey was born on November 14, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Ray Sharkey Jr. He was an actor, known for Wiseguy (1987), The Idolmaker (1980) and Who'll Stop the Rain (1978). He was married to Carole Graham and Rebecca Wood. He died on June 11, 1993 in New York City, New York.

29. Robert Clarke

Actor | The Hideous Sun Demon

A movie-crazy kid in his native Oklahoma City, Robert Clarke decided at an early age that he wanted to be an actor, but nevertheless suffered from stage fright in his first school productions. He acted in University of Oklahoma radio plays and on stage at the University of Wisconsin before hitching...

30. Robert E. Howard

Writer | Solomon Kane

Robert E. Howard created Conan the Barbarian in a series of short stories and novels in the 1930's. Born in Peaster, Texas, he was raised in Cross Plains. His fiction was carried in pulp magazines of the time such as Weird Tales, and H.P. Lovecraft was a friend and admirer of his. He committed ...

31. Roman Klosowski

Actor | Cien

Roman Klosowski was born on February 14, 1929 in Biala Podlaska, Lubelskie, Poland. He was an actor and writer, known for Cien (1956), Before Twilight (2008) and Trzy opowiesci (1953). He was married to Krystyna Klosowska. He died on June 11, 2018 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland.

32. Ron Moody

Actor | Oliver!

Equipped with a crooked, leering smirk and devilish gleam in his eye, the homely, yet beautifully expressive mug of actor Ron Moody will be most assuredly remembered for one signature role, despite the fact that the talented comedian had much, much more to offer. Carol Channing may have had her ...

33. Ron Randell

Actor | King of Kings

Sydney-born Ron Randell began his six-decade-long career in his teens on radio in his native Australia for the Australian Broadcasting Commission. He promptly moved to the stage, where he acted with the Minerva Theatre Group from 1937 to 1946, while intermittently appearing in Australian films. ...

34. Rosalie Sorrels

Self | Caffe Lena

Rosalie Sorrels was born on June 24, 1933 in Boise, Idaho, USA as Rosalie Ann Stringfellow. She was married to Jim Sorrels. She died on June 11, 2017 in Reno, Nevada, USA.

35. Ruby Dee

Actress | American Gangster

Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and civil rights activist. She is best known for originating the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961).

She also starred in The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Cat People (1982), ...

36. Rumen Petkov

Director | Jenitba

Rumen Petkov is a cartoon and animation artist and director. He graduated from Sofia Art School in 1967 and in Bulgarian Studies from the University of Sofia in 1977. Animator, artist and director at Sofia Animation Film Studio. Since 1989 he lives in the US. He has received Grand Prix at the ...

37. Teófilo Stevenson

Self | Teofilo

Teófilo Stevenson was born on March 29, 1952 in Delicias-Puerto Madre, Cuba as Teófilo Stevenson Laurence. He was married to Fraymaris. He died on June 11, 2012 in Havana, Cuba.

39. Wallace Ford

Actor | Freaks

A stocky, friendly-faced character actor, Ford was born Samuel Jones in England and his childhood rivaled the brutality that Charles Dickens ever dreamed up. He lived for a while in an orphanage after being separated from his parents. While still young, he was sent to a Toronto branch of the ...

40. Walter Hampden

Actor | Sabrina

Walter Hampden was one of the great American stage actors and the only performer, aside from Maurice Evans, to play Hamlet three times on Broadway in the post-World War I-era. Born Walter Hampden Dougherty on June 30, 1879, in Brooklyn, New York, he learned his craft in London, where he made his ...

41. William Marshall

Actor | Maverick

Dynamic African American leading man and characters actor William Marshall trained in Grand Opera, Broadway and Shakespeare. In films from the 50s and 60s including: Lydia Bailey (1952), Something of Value (1957), To Trap a Spy (1964) and finally known for being in The Boston Strangler (1968) with ...

42. Yvette Horner

Actress | Maurice Bejart's Nutcracker

Yvette Horner was born on September 22, 1922 in Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées, France. She was an actress, known for Maurice Bejart's Nutcracker (2000), Discorama (1957) and Tour De France 1953 (1953). She was married to René Droesch. She died on June 11, 2018 in Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

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