Deaths: August 2

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1. Juan Carlos Mesa

Writer | Brigada en acción

Juan Carlos Mesa was born on May 15, 1930 in Cordoba, Argentina as Isidro Diego Mesa. He was a writer and actor, known for Brigada en acción (1977), Dr. Amor (2003) and Dos locos en el aire (1976). He was married to Edith. He died on August 2, 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2. Al Adamson

Director | Blood of Ghastly Horror

Although it's very unlikely that his admittedly cheap-'n'-cheesy films will ever be acknowledged as true works of cinematic art, director/producer/screenwriter Al Adamson did nonetheless make a slew of entertainingly trashy low-budget exploitation features for the drive-in market throughout the ...

3. Al Rosen

Actor | Cheers

Al Rosen was born on May 9, 1910 in Maryland, USA. He was an actor and production manager, known for Cheers (1982), Love of Life (1951) and The Tenth Level (1976). He died on August 2, 1990 in Hollywood, California, USA.

4. Alexander Graham Bell

Self | Animated Weekly, No. 12

Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was married to Mabel Hubbard. He died on August 2, 1922 in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada.

5. Barbara Trentham

Actress | Rollerball

Barbara Trentham was born on August 27, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Barbara Schilling. She was an actress and director, known for Rollerball (1975), Sky Riders (1976) and The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972). She was married to George Covington and John Cleese. She died on ...

6. Bert Freed

Actor | Paths of Glory

During the '50s and '60s it seemed like every time you turned around, there was Bert Freed as a detective, gangster, sheriff or greedy small-town businessman, and sci-fi fans will remember him as the police chief taken over by the Martians in the classic Invaders from Mars (1953). He played a lot ...

7. Bob Holt

Actor | Wizards

Bob Holt started his career in front of the cameras with a film role in 1950, playing Octavius Caesar in Julius Caesar followed by another role in 1959 in The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery. He moved on to primarily voice acting in 1968 providing all of the voices for a film short called Johnny ...

8. Cathleen Nesbitt

Actress | An Affair to Remember

Genteel Cathleen Nesbitt was a grand dame of the theatre on both sides of the Atlantic in a career spanning seven decades. Among almost 300 roles on stage, she excelled at comic portrayals of sophisticated socialites and elegant mothers. Hollywood used her, whenever a gentler, sweeter version of ...

9. Daniel Licht

Composer | Dexter

Composer of the Emmy-winning show Dexter (2006) and hugely popular video games, Silent Hill and Dishonored, one of Daniel Licht's first experiences as a musician resulted in him hanging out with Miles Davis and playing jazz with Don Cherry in New York City. Licht continued to develop as a musician ...

10. David Huddleston

Actor | The Big Lebowski

David Huddleston was born on September 17, 1930 in Vinton, Virginia, USA as David William Huddleston. He was an actor and producer, known for The Big Lebowski (1998), Blazing Saddles (1974) and The Producers (2005). He was married to Sarah C. Koeppe and Carole Ann Swart. He died on August 2, 2016 ...

11. Don Estelle

Actor | It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Don Estelle was born on May 22, 1933 in Manchester, England as Ronald Edwards. He is known for his work on It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974), Not Now, Comrade (1976) and Dad's Army (1968). He was married to Elizabeth. He died on August 2, 2003 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England.

12. Enrico Caruso

Soundtrack | Match Point

Enrico Caruso (b. Errico Caruso) was born on February 25, 1873, in Naples, Italy. He was the third of seven children to a poor alcoholic father. He received little primary education and briefly studied music with conductor Vicenzo Lombardini. His early income was from singing serenades.

Caruso made ...

13. Floria Bloise

Actress | De corazón

Floria Bloise was born on February 27, 1929 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an actress, known for De corazón (1997), Inolvidable (1992) and Grecia (1987). She died on August 2, 2012 in Buenos Aires.

14. Frank Faylen

Actor | It's a Wonderful Life

American character actor who specialized in average-guy parts and who could be equally effective in sympathetic or unlikeable roles. His parents, the vaudeville team of Ruf and Cusik, took him onstage with them when he was a baby, and Faylen grew up in the theatre. He attended St. Joseph's ...

15. Fritz Lang

Actor | Le mépris

Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. ...

16. Hugo Soto

Actor | Hombre mirando al sudeste

Hugo Soto was born on January 15, 1953 in Corrientes, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Man Facing Southeast (1986), Lo que vendrá (1988) and The Loves of Kafka (1988). He died on August 2, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

17. J. Farrell MacDonald

Actor | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

J. Farrell MacDonald was born on April 14, 1875 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA as Joseph Farrell MacDonald. He was an actor and director, known for Sunrise (1927), Meet John Doe (1941) and The Last Alarm (1940). He was married to Edith Bostwick. He died on August 2, 1952 in Hollywood, California, ...

18. Jean-Pierre Melville

Actor | À bout de souffle

The name "Melville" is not immediately associated with film. It conjures up images of white whales and crackbrained captains, of naysaying notaries and soup-spilling sailors. It is the countersign to a realm of men and their deeds, both heroic and villainous. It is the American novel, with its ...

19. Jim Marrs

Writer | JFK

A resident of Wise County, Texas, Jim Marrs is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, "Crossfire-the Plot to kill Kennedy", and the more recent "Alien Agenda."

20. José Omar Pastoriza

Actor | Yo gané el prode, ¿y usted?

José Omar Pastoriza was born on May 23, 1942 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Yo gané el prode, ¿y usted? (1973) and Fútbol Vivo (1997). He died on August 2, 2004 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

21. Judith Jones

Self | Food(ography)

Judith Jones was born on March 10, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Judith Bailey. She was married to Evan Jones. She died on August 2, 2017 in Walden, Vermont, USA.

22. Lesley Woods

Actress | Nurse Betty

Lesley Woods was born on August 22, 1910 in Berwick, Iowa, USA as Leslie Elizabeth Hansen. She was an actress, known for Nurse Betty (2000), Battlestar Galactica (1978) and Young Dr. Malone (1958). She was married to Richard McMurray. She died on August 2, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Lillian Bronson

Actress | Spencer's Mountain

Lillian Bronson was born on October 21, 1902 in Lockport, New York, USA as Lillian Rumsey Bronson. She was an actress, known for Spencer's Mountain (1963), Front Row Center (1955) and Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (1950). She was married to Henry Daniels Mygatt. She died on August 2, 1995 in Los ...

24. Marguerite Piazza

Actress | Musical Comedy Time

Marguerite Piazza was born on May 6, 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Marguerite Claire Luft. She was an actress, known for Musical Comedy Time (1950), Shower of Stars (1954) and Nash Airflyte Theatre (1950). She was married to Francis Harrison (Harry) Bergtholdt, William Condon, Graves ...

25. Michel Berger

Soundtrack | 8 femmes

Michel Berger was born on November 28, 1947 in Paris, France as Michel-Jean Hamburger. He was married to France Gall. He died on August 2, 1992 in Saint-Tropez, Var, France.

27. Oscar Viale

Writer | Plata dulce

Oscar Viale was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a writer and actor, known for Plata dulce (1982), So Feared a Hell (1980) and La nueva cigarra (1977). He died on August 2, 1994 in Buenos Aires.

28. Pérez Celis

Actor | Tiro de gracia

Pérez Celis was born on January 15, 1939 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Celis Pérez. He was an actor, known for Coup de Grace (1969), Maru a la tarde (2001) and Puerta de la muerte (2006). He was married to Tamara Toma, Iris Laconich and Sara Fernandez. He died on August 2, 2008 in Buenos Aires.

29. Richard Pearson

Actor | Scrooge

Richard Pearson was born on August 1, 1918 in Monmouth, Gwent, Wales as Richard de Pearsall Pearson. He was an actor, known for A Christmas Carol (1951), Macbeth (1971) and Our Mutual Friend (1958). He was married to Patricia Dickson. He died on August 2, 2011 in Northwood, Hillingdon, London, ...

30. Shari Lewis

Actress | Lamb Chop's Play-Along

Shari Lewis was born on January 17, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Phyllis Naomi Hurwitz. She was an actress and writer, known for Lamb Chop's Play-Along (1992), The Charlie Horse Music Pizza (1998) and Star Trek (1966). She was married to Jeremy Tarcher and Stanley Lewis. She died on ...

31. Terence Bayler

Actor | Life of Brian

Terence Bayler was born on January 24, 1930 in Wanganui, New Zealand. He was an actor, known for Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979), Time Bandits (1981) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). He was married to Valerie Cutko and Bridget Armstrong. He died on August 2, 2016 in England.

32. Totie Fields

Actress | That's Life

Totie Fields was born on May 7, 1927 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Sophie Feldman. She was an actress, known for That's Life (1968), Medical Center (1969) and Here's Lucy (1968). She was married to George William Johnston. She died on August 2, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. William S. Burroughs

Actor | Drugstore Cowboy

William S. Burroughs, one of the three seminal writers of the Beat Generation (the other two being his friends Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg), was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 5, 1914, to the son of the founder of the Burroughs Adding Machine Co. He grew up in patrician surroundings ...

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