Deaths: October 11

by bcampos862 | created - 07 Oct 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

1. Don Pedro Colley

Actor | THX 1138

Don Pedro Colley was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Muriel and Pete Colley. His father played piano, and his mother was active in politics in the area.

Don Pedro attended Klamath Union High School. He was active in athletics, playing football, especially enjoying track and field. He tried out for...

2. Alexandra Hay

Actress | Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Alexandra Hay was born on July 24, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alexandra Lynn Hay. She was an actress, known for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), Model Shop (1969) and Skidoo (1968). She died on October 11, 1993 in Los Angeles.

3. Bonita Granville

Actress | Now, Voyager

Daughter of Bernard Granville, Bonita Granville was born into an acting family. It's not surprising that she herself became a child actor, first on the stage and, at the age of 9, debuting in movies in Westward Passage (1932). She was regularly cast as a naughty little girl, as in These Three (1936)...

4. Chad Douglas

Actor | Big Guns

Chad Douglas was born on February 4, 1957 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA as Martin Raymond Cox. He was an actor. He died on October 11, 1999 in Clayton, Georgia, USA.

5. Chester Conklin

Actor | Modern Times

Iowa-born Chester Conklin was raised in a coal-mining area by a devoutly religious father who hoped that his son would go into the ministry. However, Chester got the performing bug one day when he gave a recitation at a community singing festival and won first prize. Knowing his father would never ...

6. Chico Marx

Actor | Duck Soup

As a kid trying to negotiate his way through various gang territories to a floating crap game or a new pool hall where he was not yet known as a hustler, Leonard (Chico) Marx learned to fake several accents. Because he later employed an Italian accent in the Marx Brothers' act, people assumed his ...

7. Chikara Hashimoto

Actor | Jing wu men

Chikara Hashimoto was born on October 20, 1933 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was an actor, known for Fist of Fury (1972), Gamera vs. Viras (1968) and Fukushû no kiba (1965). He died on October 11, 2017 in Japan.

8. Gil Stratton

Actor | Stalag 17

Gil Stratton was originally billed as Gil Stratton, Jr. He had a young, wholesome juvenile look when, at the age of 19, he debuted on Broadway creating the role of Bud Hooper in the 1941 Broadway musical "Best Foot Forward", in which he sang and danced.

Stratton continued working in New York on ...

9. Grover Asmus

Self | Intimate Portrait

Grover Asmus was born on January 2, 1926 in North Bergen, New Jersey, USA. He was married to Louise Currie and Donna Reed. He died on October 11, 2003 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

10. Humberto Ortiz

Writer | Alberto y Susana

Humberto Ortiz was born in Argentina. He was a writer and actor, known for Alberto y Susana (1980), Santiago querido! (1965) and Alberto Vilar, el indomable (1974). He died on October 11, 1982 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

11. Janet MacLachlan

Actress | The Thirteenth Floor

Janet MacLachlan was born on August 27, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Thirteenth Floor (1999), ...tick... tick... tick... (1970) and Heart and Souls (1993). She died on October 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

12. Jean Cocteau

Writer | La belle et la bête

Jean Cocteau was one of the most multi-talented artists of the 20th century. In addition to being a director, he was a poet, novelist, painter, playwright, set designer, and actor. He began writing at 10 and was a published poet by age 16. He collaborated with the "Russian Ballet" company of Sergei...

13. Jeff York

Actor | The Postman Always Rings Twice

Born in Los Angeles, Jeff was the eldest child and had a brother named John. While still a baby he and his family moved to San Jose. Jeff graduated from grammar school and high school there as well as San Jose State Teachers College. In college Jeff studied to be a writer. He was also an amateur ...

14. Lika Kavzharadze

Actress | Rotsa akvavda nushi

Lika Kavzharadze was born on October 26, 1959 in Tbilisi, Georgia as Lika Vissarionovna Kavzharadze. She was an actress, known for Rotsa akvavda nushi (1972), The Wishing Tree (1976) and Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (1983). She was married to Levan Shanidze and Sandro Taktakishvili. She ...

15. María de Villota

María de Villota was born on January 13, 1980 in Madrid, Spain as María de Villota Comba. She died on October 11, 2013 in Seville, Spain.

16. Michael Weisbarth

Producer | The Lost Battalion

Michael Weisbarth was born on April 23, 1943 in the USA as Michael L. Weisbarth. He was a producer, known for The Lost Battalion (2001), Motown Returns to the Apollo (1985) and Lonesome Dove (1989). He died on October 11, 2004 in the USA.

17. Morgan Farley

Actor | High Noon

Morgan Farley was born on October 3, 1898 in Mamaroneck, New York, USA as Francis Morgan Farley. He is known for his work on High Noon (1952), Soylent Green (1973) and Star Trek (1966). He died on October 11, 1988 in San Pedro, California, USA.

18. Neal Hefti

Soundtrack | The Lego Batman Movie

Composer ("'Batman' Theme), conductor, arrager and trumpeter, educated in high school and through private music study. He was a trumpeter and arranger with dance orchestras including those of Harry James, Woody Herman, and Charlie Spivak between 1941 and 1951. He was a staff arranger and arranger ...

19. Noelle Balfour

Actress | Exit Strategy

Noelle Balfour was born on December 11, 1984 in Reno, Nevada, USA as Noëlle Marie Balfour. She was an actress and casting director, known for Exit Strategy (2012), Banking on Love (2008) and American Style (2008). She died on October 11, 2017 in Escondido, California, USA.

20. Oscar Valicelli

Actor | Los ojazos de mi negra

Oscar Valicelli was born on July 1, 1915. He was an actor, known for Los ojazos de mi negra (1940), El rufián (1961) and Estrellas de Buenos Aires (1956). He was married to Olinda Bozán. He died on October 11, 1999 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

21. Otis Young

Actor | The Last Detail

Otis Young was born on July 4, 1932 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He was an actor, known for The Last Detail (1973), The Clones (1973) and The Capture of Bigfoot (1979). He was married to Barbara Young and Cara Croninger. He died on October 11, 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Patricia Barry

Actress | Sea of Love

Patricia received her first break into acting very soon after she graduated from Stephens College in the mid 1940s. Almost immediately after graduating, she received a contract from Columbia Pictures. They recognized that she had the rare combination of beauty, grace and intelligence that would ...

23. Paul Shenar

Actor | Scarface

Attractive, dark-featured character actor with a voice like thunder, and eyes like a wolf, who was featured in less than sympathetic roles throughout his career. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Albert Paul Shenar attended the University of Wisconsin. Soon after graduation, he relocated to ...

24. Redd Foxx

Actor | Sanford and Son

Redd Foxx began doing stand-up comedy on the infamous "Chitlin' Circuit" in the 1940s and 1950s. Foxx was one of the premier "blue humor" comedians. Blue humor was very dirty, too dirty for white audiences. For years his party albums were not available in white record stores. In the 1960s his ...

25. Richard Cromwell

Actor | Men of the Hour

With smooth, boyish good looks, Richard Cromwell had the makings of a Hollywood star while talking movies were in their infancy. Falling far short of that goal, some of which was his own doing, he is hardly remembered today. The equivalent back then in fresh-faced, fair-haired appeal to 60s Dr. ...

26. Richard Denning

Actor | An Affair to Remember

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Louis Albert Denninger Jr. was the son of a garment manufacturer who relocated and set up shop in Los Angeles when Louis Jr. was 18 months old. After finishing school, Denninger enrolled at Woodbury Business College and majored in business and accounting, graduating ...

27. Robert Tessier

Actor | The Cannonball Run

Actor and stuntman Robert Tessier was born of Algonquian Indian descent on June 2, 1934 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He specialized in tough, menacing villains throughout American cinema of the 1970s and 1980s. Tessier had served time in the United States Armed Forces seeing action in Korea as a ...

28. Sammi Kane Kraft

Actress | Bad News Bears

Sammi Kane Kraft was born on April 2, 1992 in Livingston, New Jersey, USA. She was an actress, known for Bad News Bears (2005) and Today (1952). She died on October 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Terry Rhoads

Actor | The Day After Tomorrow

Terry Rhoads was born on December 31, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He was an actor, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) and Hitchcock (2012). He was married to Lise Simms. He died on October 11, 2013 in Encino, California, USA.

30. Tex Williams

Soundtrack | Thank You for Smoking

Tex Williams, along with Spade Cooley and Bob Wills, was among the most popular bandleaders in the musical genre known as "western swing" in the 1940s and 1950s (although he used the nickname "Tex", he was actually from Illinois). His popularity led to Universal Pictures bringing him to Hollywood ...

31. Wayland Flowers

Actor | Madame's Place

Wayland Flowers was born on November 26, 1939 in Dawson, Georgia, USA as Wayland Parrott Flowers. He was an actor and writer, known for Madame's Place (1982), Norman... Is That You? (1976) and The Hollywood Squares (Syndication) (1971). He died on October 11, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

32. Trevor Byfield

Actor | GoldenEye

Trevor Byfield was born on October 20, 1943 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England as Trevor Mills Byfield. He was an actor, known for GoldenEye (1995), The Final Option (1982) and Inspector Morse (1987). He was married to Janet Offor. He died on October 11, 2017 in the UK.

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