Deaths: October 20

by bcampos862 | created - 11 Oct 2017 | updated - 20 Oct 2018 | Public

1. Federico Luppi

Actor | Cronos

Federico Luppi was born on February 23, 1934 in Ramallo, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Federico José Luppi Malacalza. He was an actor and director, known for Cronos (1993), Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and The Devil's Backbone (2001). He was married to Susana Hornos and Haydée Padilla. He died on October 20...

2. Angelo Spizzirri

Actor | The Rookie

After being a great success at age 25 portraying a high school baseball player he appeared in several small films in 2005 and 2006, but Angelos career didn't take off as expected. He gave up acting in 2006 in order to become the tour manager for several rock bands. He died at his residence in Los ...

3. Barbara Berjer

Actress | Another World

Barbara Berjer was born on June 12, 1920 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Barbara Berger. She was an actress, known for Another World (1964), The Edge of Night (1956) and All My Children (1970). She was married to Lee Foley. She died on October 20, 2002 in New York City, New York, USA.

4. Basil Radford

Actor | The Lady Vanishes

Though thoroughly British, actor Basil Radford actually began his film career in a couple of US films. Born in Chester, England, he made his stage debut in 1922 and continued to focus on the theatre until director Alfred Hitchcock memorably teamed Radford with actor Naunton Wayne in one of his ...

5. Burt Lancaster

Actor | From Here to Eternity

Burt Lancaster, one of five children, was born in Manhattan, to Elizabeth (Roberts) and James Henry Lancaster, a postal worker. All of his grandparents were immigrants from Northern Ireland. He was a tough street kid who took an early interest in gymnastics. He joined the circus as an acrobat and ...

6. Cassie Gaines

Self | A Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd

Cassie Gaines was born on January 9, 1948 in Oklahoma, USA as Cassie LaRue Gaines. She died on October 20, 1977 in Gillsburg, Mississippi, USA.

7. Christopher Stone

Actor | The Howling

Christopher Stone was an occasional lead and supporting actor. Although he never achieved major stardom, he was still quite a busy actor in films and on television throughout the 1980s and early 90s. Stone achieved his first major role as "Dr. Pooch Hardin" on the 1970s TV series The Interns (1970)...

8. Cory Wells

Self | Bandstand

Singer Cory Wells was born Emil Lowendowski on February 2, 1941 in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in a rough neighborhood and hailed from a musical family. Cory's father died when he was a little boy and his mother struggled for a while before getting remarried. In the early 1960's Wells played in a...

9. Donald G. Jackson

Writer | Return of the Roller Blade Seven

Donald G. Jackson was born on April 24, 1943 in Tremont, Mississippi, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Return of the Roller Blade Seven (1993), The Roller Blade Seven (1991) and Roller Blade (1986). He died on October 20, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. Elisa Galvé

Actress | El misterioso tío Sylas

Elisa Galvé was born on July 25, 1922 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Leonora Ferrari Tedeschi. She was an actress, known for El misterioso tío Sylas (1947), Vacations in the Other World (1942) and Caras argentinas (1939). She died on October 20, 2000 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

11. Freda Jackson

Actress | Clash of the Titans

Freda Jackson was born in Nottingham, England in 1908, the daughter of a railway porter. After studying at High Pavement School and the University College there, she became a schoolteacher but gave up her career to study acting at the Royal College of Art, in London. Her first professional stage ...

12. Jack Buchanan

Actor | The Sky's the Limit

Born in Scotland, Jack Buchanan made his stage acting debut in Britain in 1912, and on Broadway in 1924. Though he made his film debut in 1917 during the silent film era, Buchanan is probably best remembered for The Band Wagon (1953), co-starring with Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Nanette Fabray, ...

13. Jack Elam

Actor | C'era una volta il West

Colorful American character actor equally adept at vicious killers or grizzled sidekicks. As a child he worked in the cotton fields. He attended Santa Monica Junior College in California and subsequently became an accountant and, at one time, manager of the Bel Air Hotel. Elam got his first movie ...

14. Jane Wyatt

Actress | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Born in Campgaw, New Jersey, Jane Waddington Wyatt came from a New York family of social distinction (her father was a Wall Street investment banker and her mother was a drama critic). Jane was raised from the age of three months in New York City and attended the fashionable Chapin School and later...

15. Joel McCrea

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

One of the great stars of American Westerns, and a very popular leading man in non-Westerns as well. He was born and raised in the surroundings of Hollywood and as a boy became interested in the movies that were being made all around. He studied acting at Pomona College and got some stage ...

16. John Ringham

Actor | V for Vendetta

John Ringham was born on February 10, 1928 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England as John Henry Ringham. He was an actor, known for V for Vendetta (2005), The River Flows East (1962) and Just Good Friends (1983). He was married to Hedwig Felizitas Nowacki and Elizabeth Shepherd. He died on October...

17. L.M. Kit Carson

Writer | The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

L.M. Kit Carson was a talented and versatile Texan writer, actor and producer whose career has taken a diverse and always interesting course. He was born in Dallas, to Louise (Roche) and Minor Lee Carson. His first appearance was the lead in the acclaimed David Holzman's Diary (1967). He moved into...

18. Larri Thomas

Actress | Earth Girls Are Easy

Larri Thomas was born on January 23, 1932 in Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA as Lida Larrimore Thomas. She is known for her work on Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), South Pacific (1958) and Curucu, Beast of the Amazon (1956). She was married to Bruce Hoy and John Bromfield. She died on October 20, 2013 in Van...

19. May Robson

Actress | Bringing Up Baby

Born Mary Jeanette Robison. She was the youngest daughter of Henry Robison of Penrith, Cumberland, England and Julia Schelesinger of Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Her father died in 1860 and her mother remarried. In 1866/67 they were living in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and moved ...

20. Mecha Ortiz

Actress | El canto del cisne

Mecha Ortiz is a legendary Argentinean actress whose real name was María Mercedes Varela Nimo Domínguez Castro de Ortiz. She was considered the Greta Garbo of the Argentine films and theatre world; born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 24, 1900. Her parents were Vicente Varela Nimo and ...

21. Merle Travis

Soundtrack | Joe Versus the Volcano

Merle Travis was born on November 29, 1917 in Rosewood, Kentucky, USA as Merle Robert Travis. He was married to Judy Hayden and Mary E. Johnson Edwards. He died on October 20, 1983 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA.

22. Michael Massee

Actor | The Crow

Michael Massee was born on September 1, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Michael Groo Massee. He was an actor, known for The Crow (1994), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). He was married to Ellen Sussdorf. He died on October 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California,...

23. Oscar de la Renta

Costume_department | Ugly Betty

Oscar de la Renta was born on July 22, 1932 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as Oscar Aristides Ortiz de la Renta Fiallo. He is known for his work on Ugly Betty (2006), Great Performances: Dance in America (1976) and Beautopia (1998). He was married to Annette Reed and Françoise de Langlade. He...

24. Ox Baker

Actor | Escape from New York

Douglas Baker, better known by his moniker "Ox" was one of the meanest, vicious, hated and ugliest wrestlers ever. Bald, with a hairy chest, arms and back, Baker would deliberately grow his mustache long and curl his eyebrows up to gain a more "evil" look. It paid off as Baker was jeered and hated ...

25. Patrick Wymark

Actor | Where Eagles Dare

British character actor with radio and stage experience from 1951. Studied at University College in London and learned acting at the Old Vic Theatre School. Toured South Africa in 1952 and subsequently appeared in many Shakespearean roles in Stratford-upon-Avon. Busy television actor from the late ...

26. Ronnie Van Zant

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Ronnie Van Zant was born on January 15, 1948 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the oldest son of six children (3 sisters and 2 brothers - musicians Donnie and Johnny). Ronnie attended Lee High School in Jacksonville with fellow band members Gary Rossington and Allen Collins. They soon formed what ...

27. Sergey Bondarchuk

Actor | Voyna i mir I: Andrey Bolkonskiy

Sergei Bondarchuk was one of the most important Russian filmmakers, best known for directing an Academy Award-winning film epic War and Peace (1966), based on the book by Leo Tolstoy, in which he also starred as Pierre Bezukhov.

He was born Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk on September, 25, 1920, in the ...

28. Shirley Horn

Soundtrack | Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Shirley Horn was a child prodigy who studied piano at Howard University in her hometown of Washington DC from the age of twelve to the age of eighteen. When she was unable to take advantage of a scholarship to Juilliard due to financial constraints, she returned to Howard with the intent to become ...

29. Stan Kowalski

Self | AWA All-Star Wrestling

Stan Kowalski was born on May 13, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Bert Smith. He died on October 20, 2017 in the USA.

30. Steve Gaines

Actor | A Way Back In

Steve Gaines was born on September 14, 1949 in Miami, Oklahoma, USA as Steve Earl Gaines. He is known for his work on A Way Back In (2010), Locked In! (1964) and Surfari (1967). He was married to Teresa Gaines. He died on October 20, 1977 in Gillsburg, Mississippi, USA.

31. Sue Lloyd

Actress | The Ipcress File

Born in 1939, British actress Sue Lloyd trained in dance as a child, studying at the Sadler's Wells School at age 11. Since her height (5' 8") decreased her chances of a ballet career, the statuesque Sue instead became a chorus girl and showgirl. After some modeling assignments, she broke into ...

32. Ugo Fangareggi

Actor | Ho un buco giovedì

Ugo Fangareggi was born on January 30, 1938 in Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He was an actor and writer, known for Ho un buco giovedì (2013), The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) and Sex Diary (1976). He was married to Antonietta Ermini. He died on October 20, 2017 in Rome, Italy.



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