Deaths: August 12

by bcampos862 | created - 06 Aug 2017 | updated - 09 Aug 2018 | Public

1. Lauren Bacall

Actress | To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. She was the daughter of Natalie Weinstein-Bacal, a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and William Perske, who was born in New Jersey, to Polish Jewish parents. Her family was middle-class, with her father working as a ...

2. Abel Laudonio

Actor | Custodio de señoras

Abel Laudonio was born on August 30, 1938 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Abel Ricardo Laudonio. He was an actor, known for Custodio de señoras (1979), Nosotros y los miedos (1982) and The Way It Was (1974). He died on August 12, 2014 in Buenos Aires.

3. Arlene Martel

Actress | Star Trek

Arlene Martel is well-known to Star Trek (1966) fans as Spock's Vulcan bride, T'Pring, in the episode, Star Trek: Amok Time (1967). Born Arline Greta Sax to Austrian Jewish immigrants on April 14, 1936 in New York City, she spent her early years in one of the poorest slums in the Bronx. When her ...

4. Carrie Hilton

Casting_department | Constantine

5. Dorothy Mackaill

Actress | Bulldog Drummond at Bay

Dorothy Mackaill was 11 when her parents separated; she then lived with her father. A rebellious teenager, Dorothy -- who had long wanted a career in the theater -- ran away to London and finally persuaded her father to pay for her board and lessons. Her first job was in the chorus; she then ...

6. Francisco Solano-López

Self | Imaginadores

Francisco Solano-López was born on October 26, 1928 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He died on August 12, 2011 in Buenos Aires.

7. Henry Fonda

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.

Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater ...

8. Ian Fleming

Writer | Casino Royale

Born into a wealthy and influential English family, Ian Fleming spent his early years attending top British schools such as Eton and Sandhurst military academy. He took to writing while schooling in Kitzbuhel, Austria, and upon failing the entrance requirements for Foreign Service joined the news ...

9. Jean Michel Basquiat

Soundtrack | New York Beat Movie

Jean Michel Basquiat was born on December 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He died on August 12, 1988 in Brooklyn.

10. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.

Self | JFK: The Life and Legacy

Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was born on July 28, 1915 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He died on August 12, 1944 in Blythburgh, Suffolk, England.

11. Les Paul

Soundtrack | This Boy's Life

Les Paul was born on June 9, 1915 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA as Lester William Polfuss. He was married to Mary Ford and Virginia Webb. He died on August 12, 2009 in White Plains, New York, USA.

12. Loretta Young

Actress | The Farmer's Daughter

Sweet, sweeter, sweetest. No combination of terms better describes the screen persona of lovely Loretta Young. A&E's Biography (1987) has stated that Young "remains a symbol of beauty, serenity, and grace. But behind the glamour and stardom is a woman of substance whose true beauty lies in her ...

13. Lucy Gallardo

Actress | El ángel exterminador

Lucy Gallardo was born on December 13, 1929 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Lucia Elida Cardarelli. She was an actress and writer, known for The Exterminating Angel (1962), Con quién andan nuestras hijas (1956) and Bambalinas (1957). She was married to Enrique Rambal and Luis Aldás. She died ...

14. Merv Griffin

Producer | Jeopardy!

Merv Griffin was a singer and band leader, movie actor, television personality and media mogul who in his time hosting The Merv Griffin Show (1962) was second in fame and influence as a talk show host only to Johnny Carson. Griffin was best known for creating the two most popular game shows in ...

15. Peter Woodthorpe

Actor | The Lord of the Rings

Peter Woodthorpe was educated at Archbishop Holgate's Grammar School in York and attended Magdalene College, Cambridge. He undertook National Service in the Royal Navy and made his debut as a professional actor in the theatre in 1955. His extensive and distinguished stage career included work with ...

16. Phillips Holmes

Actor | Men Must Fight

A future in movies for this fair-haired, fresh-faced young adult of the 1930s was by no means certain at the time of his untimely death in a mid-air plane collision. Hints of the All-American leading man promise Phillips Holmes managed to convey during the early to mid decade, particularly in the ...

17. Richard Hayward

Actor | The Buddy Holly Story

Richard Hayward was born on February 6, 1946 in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. He was an actor, known for The Buddy Holly Story (1978) and Les monte-en-l'air (1976). He died on August 12, 2010 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

18. Ross Elliott

Actor | The Towering Inferno

A general utilitarian player on TV and film, Ross Elliott provided clean-cut, reliable support for over four decades. Born Elliott Blum on June 18, 1917 in New York City, Ross grew up in the Bronx and began appearing in plays while a teenage at both summer camps and in high school. He attended New ...

19. Sara Seegar

Actress | The Music Man

Sara Seegar was born on July 1, 1914 in Greentown, Indiana, USA as Sara Frances Seegar. She was an actress, known for The Music Man (1962), Bewitched (1964) and Dennis the Menace (1959). She was married to Ezra Stone. She died on August 12, 1990 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA.

20. Shirley Grey

Actress | Treason

Born Agnes Zetterstrand in 1902 in the small industrial town of Naugatuck, Connecticut, Grey was the seventh surviving and youngest child of Swedish immigrants. Her life and that of her family was sent into turmoil when her father died suddenly of a heart attack in 1911. Grey's family eventually ...

21. Stephen Lewis

Actor | Last of the Summer Wine

Stephen Lewis, will be chiefly remembered for the comedy catchphrase: "I 'ate you Butler!" He delivered it week after week in the hit sitcom On The Buses, a saucy slice of life that ran on ITV from 1969 to 1973. Lewis was Cyril "Blakey" Blake, a bus inspector with a Hitler moustache and delusions ...

22. Tita Gutiérrez

Actress | El botón

Tita Gutiérrez was born on April 16, 1925 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an actress, known for El botón (1969), Quiero llenarme de ti (1969) and Los ojos llenos de amor (1954). She died on August 12, 2015 in Buenos Aires.

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