Deaths: September 6

by bcampos862 | created - 05 Sep 2017 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

1. Akira Kurosawa

Writer | Ran

After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater...

2. Adi Dassler

Adi Dassler was born on November 3, 1900 in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany. He was married to Käthe Martz. He died on September 6, 1978 in Herzogenaurach.

3. Anita Page

Actress | The Broadway Melody

Beautiful Anita Page was one of the most famous and popular leading ladies during the last years of the silent screen and the first years of the talkie era. She was best known for starring in The Broadway Melody (1929), the first sound film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Her leading men...

4. Barbara Hicks

Actress | Brazil

Barbara Hicks was born on August 12, 1924 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England as Barbara Purser Hicks. She was an actress, known for Brazil (1985), Howards End (1992) and Evil Under the Sun (1982). She was married to Peter Taylor and Robert Loblowitz. She died on September 6, 2013 in Little ...

5. Bill Wallis

Actor | Brazil

Bill Wallis was born on November 20, 1936 in Guildford, Surrey, England as William Wallis. He was an actor, known for Brazil (1985), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) and The Bourne Identity (1988). He was married to Karen Mills and Jean Spalding. He died on September 6, 2013 in Bath, Somerset, England.

6. Blanche Sweet

Actress | The Unpardonable Sin

Born into a family of show people, Blanche first appeared on the stage when she was 18 months old. Blanche was a dancer by the time she was four and a talented actress by 1909 when she started work at Biograph with D.W. Griffith. At 14, she was two years younger than Mary Pickford, but her maturity...

7. Derek Bourgeois

Composer | Theatre Night

Derek Bourgeois has been highly active in his native England as both a composer and leader in the field of music education. He studied at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music, working with Herbert Howells (composition) and Adrian Boult (conducting). He has held numerous academic and ...

8. E.J. André

Actor | The Ten Commandments

E.J. André was born on August 14, 1908 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Elmore Joseph Andre. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Papillon (1973) and Magic (1978). He died on September 6, 1984 in Hollywood, California, USA.

9. Edmund Gwenn

Actor | Miracle on 34th Street

There are very few character actors from the 1930s, '40s or '50s who rose to the rank of stardom. Only a rare man or woman reached the level of renown and admiration, and had enough audience appeal, to be the first name in a cast's billing, a name that got marquee posting. Charles Coburn comes to ...

10. Gertrude Lawrence

Actress | Lord Camber's Ladies

Gertrude Lawrence was born on July 4, 1898 in London, England as Gertrude Alexandria Dagmar Lawrence-Klasen. She was an actress, known for Lord Camber's Ladies (1932), Rembrandt (1936) and The Glass Menagerie (1950). She was married to Richard Aldrich and Francis Gordon-Howley. She died on ...

11. Harry Wilson

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Harry Wilson was born on November 22, 1897 in London, England. He is known for his work on Some Like It Hot (1959), Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) and One Million B.C. (1940). He died on September 6, 1978 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

12. Jane Frazee

Actress | Swing in the Saddle

A professional entertainer since the age of six, blue-eyed brunette Jane Frazee and her older sister Ruth Frazee had a vaudeville sister act and appeared in nightclubs and on radio together. They journeyed to Hollywood, but the act broke up when Ruth failed her screen tests and Jane passed hers. ...

13. Johnny Desmond

Soundtrack | Gentlemen Marry Brunettes

Singer, songwriter ("Oh, My Darlin'"), author and actor, educated at the Detroit Conservatory of Music, and a band vocalist with the orchestras of Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa and Bob Crosby. He performed regularly, even through his final illness, in live venues, and made many records and radio/...

14. Kate Millett

Actress | Mouvement de Libération des Femmes Iraniennes, Année Zéro

Kate Millett was born on September 14, 1934 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Katherine Murray Millett. She was a director and actress, known for Mouvement de Libération des Femmes Iraniennes, Année Zéro (1979), Three Lives (1971) and Gay Power (2012). She was married to Sophie ...

15. Kay Kendall

Actress | Les Girls

Kay Kendall was born on May 21, 1926 in Withernsea, Yorkshire, England as Justine Kay Kendall-McCarthy. She was an actress, known for Les Girls (1957), The Reluctant Debutante (1958) and Simon and Laura (1955). She was married to Rex Harrison. She died on September 6, 1959 in London, England.

16. Louise Platt

Actress | Stagecoach

Louise Platt was born on August 3, 1915 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. She was an actress, known for Stagecoach (1939), Captain Caution (1940) and Forgotten Girls (1940). She was married to Jed Harris and Stanley Gould. She died on September 6, 2003 in Greenport, New York, USA.

17. Lucas Demare

Director | Guacho

Lucas Demare was born on July 14, 1910 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a director and writer, known for The Bastard (1954), Los isleros (1951) and La sed (1961). He died on September 6, 1981 in Buenos Aires.

18. Luciano Pavarotti

Soundtrack | Yes, Giorgio

Luciano Pavarotti was a best-selling classical singer and humanitarian known for his most original and popular performances with the 'Three Tenors' and 'Pavarotti & Friends'.

He was born on October 12, 1935, in Modena, Emilia-Romagna, in Northern Italy. He was the first child and only son of two ...

19. Madeleine L'Engle

Writer | A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle was born on November 29, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as Madeleine L'Engle Camp. She was a writer, known for A Wrinkle in Time (2018), Camilla Dickinson (2012) and A Wrinkle in Time (2003). She was married to Hugh Franklin. She died on September 6, 2007 in Litchfield, ...

20. Martin Milner

Actor | Sweet Smell of Success

Martin Sam Milner was born December 28, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. His mother, Jerre Martin, originally from Oregon, was a dancer with the Paramount Theater circuit. His father, Sam Gordon Milner, a Polish Jewish immigrant, was a film distributor. The Milners moved to Seattle when Martin was a baby...

21. Mike Neville

Stunts | Breakout

Mike Neville was born on October 17, 1936 in Willington Quay, Tyne and Wear, England as Michael Neville. He is known for his work on Breakout (1998), BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands (1968) and Open Air (1986). He was married to Pam Neville. He died on September 6, 2017 in Gateshead, ...

22. Molly Glynn

Actress | In America

Molly Glynn was born on June 14, 1968 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She was an actress, known for In America (2002), Early Edition (1996) and Boss (2011). She was married to Joe Foust and Kris Hammond. She died on September 6, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

23. Olga Baclanova

Actress | Freaks

Born Olga Vladimirovna Baklanova, one of six children of Vladimir Baklanoff and his wife Alexandra, later billed as the Russian Tigress in her early talking films, was born August 19, 1893. She graduated from the Cherniavsky Institute in Moscow prior to her selection in 1912 at age 19 to apprentice...

24. Patricia Cutts

Actress | The Tingler

Patricia Cutts was born on July 20, 1926 in London, England. She was an actress, known for The Tingler (1959), The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel (1949) and Playhouse 90 (1956). She was married to William Nichols, John A.C. Findlay (agent) and Harold S.N.I. ...

25. Percy Rodrigues

Actor | Star Trek

A symbol of intelligence, leadership and moral strength in his various 1960s and 1970s roles, African-Canadian actor Percy Rodrigues rose in Hollywood stature during the late 1960s following a couple of earlier Broadway appearances. The serenely handsome, distinguished-looking actor also became ...

26. Peter Luck

Producer | Sunday

Peter Luck was born on January 5, 1944 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia as Peter Anthony Luck. He was a director and producer, known for Sunday (1981), Where Are They Now (2006) and The Australians (1981). He was married to Penny Anderson. He died on September 6, 2017 in Sydney, New South ...

27. Richard Allan

Actor | Niagara

Richard Mann Allan was born in Jacksonville, Illinois on June 22, 1923 to a farmer father Robert and a dietitian mother Edna. He grew up with two brothers, Edward and Robert Jr. and a sister Catherine. He began taking dance classes when he was seven years old, and he also loved going to see Fred ...

28. Roberto Grela

Actor | Buenas noches, Buenos Aires

Roberto Grela was born on June 28, 1913 in Concepción, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor and composer, known for Buenas noches, Buenos Aires (1964), La diosa impura (1963) and El tango del millón (1973). He died on September 6, 1992 in Buenos Aires.

29. Stefan Gierasch

Actor | Jeremiah Johnson

Stefan Gierasch was born on February 5, 1926 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Jeremiah Johnson (1972), Carrie (1976) and High Plains Drifter (1973). He was married to Hedy Sontag and Jane E. Churchman. He died on September 6, 2014 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

30. Tito Martínez del Box

Writer | Radio rochela

Tito Martínez del Box is an actor and writer, known for Radio rochela (1960), Imitaciones peligrosas (1949) and Cuidado con las imitaciones (1948).

31. Tom Fogerty

Soundtrack | Café de Flore

Tom Fogerty was born on November 9, 1941 in Berkeley, California, USA as Thomas Richard Fogerty. He was an actor, known for Café de Flore (2011), Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bootleg (1969) and Creedence Clearwater Revival Live in London (1970). He was married to Patricia Suzanne Clapper ...

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