Deaths: October 12

by bcampos862 | created - 07 Oct 2017 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

1. Travis Davis

Actor | 12 Rounds

Davis is enjoying his 9th year in L.A. as a full-time actor, doing everything from film, TV, theater, & commercials, to stand-up comedy, to hosting, and even voice-overs through the William Morris Agency in Los Angeles. It's in the accumulation of this work that Davis finds himself in that odd but ...

2. Aline MacMahon

Actress | Kind Lady

Aline MacMahon was born of Irish/Russian ancestry on May 3 1899, the daughter of William Marcus MacMahon and Jennie Simon MacMahon. Her father went on to become editor-in-chief of Munsey's Magazine, while her mother pursued a theatrical acting career from middle-age and lived to the ripe old age of...

3. Celia Lovsky

Actress | Soylent Green

Daughter of Bretislav Lvovsky (1857-1910), a minor Czech opera composer, Celia was born in Vienna where she trained at the Royal Academy of Arts and Music. She was a rising stage star in Vienna and Berlin in 1929, when she met future husband Peter Lorre. Celia accompanied the Jewish Lorre when he ...

4. David McLean

Actor | Days of Our Lives

Mr. McLean appeared for years on television commercials as the Marlboro Man. After he learned he had cancer, he became an anti-smoking crusader. At a meeting of stockholders of Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro, Mr. McLean asked them to limit their advertising. In addition to his movie credits, Mr. ...

5. Gary Bond

Actor | Wake in Fright

Gary James Bond was an English actor and singer, born in Liss, Hampshire. Although his family were in industrial and military occupations, from an early age he wanted to be an actor. His father's death in December 1955 freed him to make his own decisions and, following schooling at Churcher's ...

6. Gillo Pontecorvo

Director | La battaglia di Algeri

Gillo Pontecorvo was an Italian filmmaker. He is best known for his 1966 masterpiece, The Battle of Algiers, widely viewed as one of the finest films of its genre: realistic though fictionalized documentary. Its portrayal of the Algerian resistance during the Algerian War uses the neorealist style ...

7. Gordon Griffith

Actor | Huckleberry Finn

Who was the first screen Tarzan? The standard answer is Elmo Lincoln star of the first Tarzan movie (1918). But the first third of that movie shows Tarzan as a boy, frolicking in the nude with real chimps (unlike the grown-up Lincoln who cavorted clothed with athletes wearing monkey suits). The ...

8. Jacqueline Malouf

Actress | Donovan's Reef

Jacqueline Malouf was born on July 3, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Donovan's Reef (1963), Petticoat Junction (1963) and I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962). She was married to Andrew Nassir. She died on October 12, 1999 in La Jolla, California.

9. Joan Leslie

Actress | Yankee Doodle Dandy

She was born of Irish ancestry as Joan Agnes Theresa Brodel, the daughter of an accountant and a pianist. She was educated at Catholic schools in Toronto, Montreal and Detroit. There were three sisters, her older siblings being Mary and Betty. Together, they made up a successful vaudeville act, the...

10. John Brahm

Director | The Twilight Zone

The son of comedian and theatre director Ludwig Brahm, Hans followed in his father's footsteps and began his career on the stages of Vienna, Berlin and Paris. Again, like his father, he graduated to directing and had his first fling with the film business as a dialogue director for a Franco/German ...

11. John Denver

Soundtrack | Armageddon

His birth occurred on Friday, December 31st, 1943, as the son of an Air Force officer, Denver was constantly moved from state to state and country to country. It was in Tucson, Arizona, that his grandmother gave him his first acoustic guitar, a gift that would prove an icebreaker when meeting other...

12. John Hancock

Actor | Airplane II: The Sequel

John Hancock was born on March 4, 1941 in Hazen, Arkansas, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), The In-Laws (1979) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He died on October 12, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. Johnny Olson

Actor | Doorway to Fame

Johnny Olson was born on May 22, 1910 in Windom, Minnesota, USA as John Leonard Olson. He was an actor, known for Doorway to Fame (1947), Match Game (1973) and The Steve Lawrence Show (1965). He was married to Penelope Katheen Powers. He died on October 12, 1985 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

15. Kate Charleson

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Kate Charleson was born on January 7, 1953. She was an actress, known for Terms of Endearment (1983), Dreamscape (1984) and Riptide (1984). She died on October 12, 1996 in the USA.

16. Ken Murray

Actor | The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

He wasn't a natural, instinctive talent but entertainer Ken Murray had solid breeding to rely on. Born in 1903 in New York City, his father was a vaudeville comic and Ken taught himself to dance, sing, tell jokes, and even perform rope tricks to try and get ahead. It paid off. Touring in an act ...

17. Lee Lively

Actor | The Prince of Tides

Lee Lively was born on September 20, 1927 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as Alton Lee Lively. He was an actor, known for The Prince of Tides (1991), Blind Vision (1992) and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992). He was married to Catherine Thomson and Sandra Nettles. He died on October 12, 2016 ...

18. Leon Ames

Actor | Peggy Sue Got Married

Leon Ames was born Harry Wycoff in Portland, Indiana, to Cora Alice (DeMoss) and Charles Elmer Wycoff. He had always wanted to be an actor and he did it the hard way, serving a long apprenticeship in touring amateur theatre companies, even selling shoes for a while on 42nd Street in the 1920's. It ...

19. Lonny Chapman

Actor | The Birds

Utilitarian actor Lonny Chapman remains one of those highly familiar character faces to which you can't quite place the name. While he appeared in over 30 films and well over 300 TV programs over a five-decade career, the theater remained his first and foremost passion and for which he is best ...

20. Manuel Alexandre

Actor | Elsa y Fred

He began the studies of law. But after his participation in the universitary theater he left the university and entered the school of dramatic arts in Madrid. In 1945 he debuted in the proffesional theater, and in the cinema in 1947.

21. Max Fairchild

Actor | Mad Max

Television Print Personal appearances Beau. For Y&R Mattingly. 1993 / 2002 Client. Beaurepaire Tyres 80 Commercials Created by Paul Hankinson and Roger Ginsberg. John Skaro and Roger Nance. Casting Director Greg Apps

Theatre Of Mice and Men. By John Steinbeck Role :Lennie Director :Ray Lawler ...

22. Nancy Spungen

Self | D.O.A.

Nancy was born to a well to do Jewish family in Philadelphia. She was a hyperactive child, reportedly throwing suicidal cursing fits at the age of eight and abusing heroin by 15. At 19 she became a groupie, following such bands as Aerosmith, Bad Company, and The Ramones. She moved with a friend to ...

23. Nat Pendleton

Actor | The Thin Man

Brawn won out over brain as well when it came to wrestler athlete Nat Pendleton's professional movie career. For two decades, this massively-built, dark-haired, good-looking lug played a number of kind-hearted lunkheads, goons, henchmen and Joe Palooka-like buffoons.

Nathaniel Greene Pendleton was ...

24. Norman Grabowski

Actor | The Towering Inferno

Norman Grabowski was born on February 5, 1933 to Anthony & Mary Grabowski in Irvington, New Jersey, as Norman David Grabowski. He was an actor, best known for his roles in Blackbeard's Ghost (1968), The Towering Inferno (1974), Hooper (1978) and The Cannonball Run (1981). He died on October 12, ...

Norm Grabowski

25. Patricia Breslin

Actress | Homicidal

Pat made her TV debut as "Juliet" in the NBC-TV production, Repertory Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (1949), in 1952. After graduating from a convent school in New Rochelle, New York, she enrolled in the College of New Rochelle, where she played leading roles in plays. She graduated with a B.A. in ...

26. Patrick Holt

Actor | Fly Away Peter

Patrick Holt's real name was Patrick G. Parsons. Some of his childhood was spent in India with his Uncle. Patrick was sent to Christ's Hospital, a famous charity school in England, UK. He formed a close friendship with a boy in the same boarding house, the future film star Michael Wilding. There ...

27. Ray Conniff

Soundtrack | There's Something About Mary

Ray Conniff was born on November 6, 1916 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA. He is known for his work on There's Something About Mary (1998), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) and Great Expectations (1998). He was married to Vera, Ann Marie Engberg and Emily Jo Ann Imhof. He died on October 12, 2002 in ...

28. Regis Toomey

Actor | His Girl Friday

Pittsburgh-born and -raised character actor Regis Toomey, of Irish descent, took an early interest in the performing arts and initially studied drama at the university of his home town. One of four children of Francis X. and Mary Ellen Toomey, John Regis Toomey initially pondered a law career, but ...

29. René Lacoste

Actor | La grande épreuve

René Lacoste was born on July 2, 1904 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for The Soul of France (1928), L'avion de minuit (1938) and La petite dame du wagon-lit (1936). He was married to Simone Thion de la Chaume. He died on October 12, 1996 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France.

30. Ricky Wilson

Soundtrack | Mystery Men

Ricky Wilson was an American musician best known as the original guitarist and founding member of rock band the B-52's. Born in Athens, Georgia, Wilson was the brother of fellow member Cindy Wilson. At an early age, Wilson developed an interest in music, and learned how to play folk guitar from the...

31. Sonja Henie

Actress | The Countess of Monte Cristo

The daughter of a fur wholesaler in Norway, Sonja Henie received her first pair of ice skates when she was six. At 14 she was the Norwegian Skating Champion. At 15 she would win the Olympic gold medal in Skating, a feat she would repeat in 1932 and 1936. In 1936 she would turn professional and tour...

32. Thomas Mikal Ford

Actor | Martin

Thomas Mikal Ford was born on September 5, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Martin (1992), Harlem Nights (1989) and Across the Tracks (1990).

He recently completed four seasons on TV One's hit show, Who's Got jokes hosted by Bill Bellamy, as the hilarious ...

33. Tom Mix

Actor | Destry Rides Again

The son of a lumberman, Tom Mix joined the army as a young man and was an artillery sergeant during the Philippine campaign from 1898 to 1901, though he never saw action. In fact, Mix deserted from the army and carefully kept the facts about his military service a closely guarded secret. About 1903...

34. Wilt Chamberlain

Actor | Conan the Destroyer

Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Olivia Ruth (Johnson), a domestic worker, and William Chamberlain, a welder, custodian, and handyman. Wilt didn't come from a race of giants as many thought. Both his parents were no bigger than 5-9, but as a young boy he began a ...



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