Deaths: October 31

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1. Rosalind Cash

Actress | The Omega Man

Rosalind Cash was an actress whose career endured and flourished on stage, screen, and television, despite her staunch refusal to portray stereotypical Black roles. Ms. Cash was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the Public Broadcasting Service production of American Playhouse: Go Tell It on the...

2. Alberto Anchart

Actor | Mi familia es un dibujo

Alberto Anchart was born on September 24, 1931 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Cartoon Family (1996), Dibu 3 (2002) and Los Campanelli (1969). He died on October 31, 2011 in Buenos Aires.

3. Alvin Hammer

Actor | Scrooged

Alvin Hammer was born on January 2, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Irving Dratler. He was an actor, known for Scrooged (1988), A Walk in the Sun (1945) and Canon City (1948). He died on October 31, 1993 in Hollywood, California, USA.

4. Arthur Peterson

Actor | Soap

Arthur Peterson was born on November 18, 1912 in Mandan, North Dakota, USA as Arthur Peterson Jr. He was an actor, known for Soap (1977), Mission: Impossible (1966) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He was married to Norma Ransome. He died on October 31, 1996 in Pasadena, California, USA.

5. Charles Herbert

Actor | 13 Ghosts

Charles Herbert was a mildly popular 1950s child actor with a trademark sulky puss and thick, furrowed eyebrows, who was known for playing inquisitive kids besieged by alien beings, including a robot, as well as by a human fly and several house-haunting ghosts. He racked up over 20 films, 50 TV ...

6. Chubby Johnson

Actor | Bend of the River

Chubby Johnson was born Charles Rutledge Johnson on August 13, 1903, in Terre Haute, Indiana. He made a living as a journalist and did not become a movie actor until he was in his 40s, making his debut in the Randolph Scott oater Abilene Town (1946) in support of Scott, Ann Dvorak and Edgar Buchanan...

7. Edelmiro Julián Farrell

Edelmiro Julián Farrell was born on February 12, 1887 in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He died on October 31, 1980 in Buenos Aires.

8. Federico Fellini

Writer | Amarcord

The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini started recording in notebooks in the 1960s. Life and dreams were raw material for his films. His native Rimini and characters like Saraghina (the ...

9. Gregg Palmer

Actor | Zombies of Mora Tau

Norwegian by heritage and a San Franciscan by birth, brown-haired, brown-eyed Gregg Palmer (born Palmer Lee) broke into show biz as a radio announcer. After an early '50s stint as a contract player at Universal, he turned to freelancing, closing out the decade by starring and co-starring in a ...

10. Gustavo Sanchez

Casting_department | CeReality

Gustavo Sanchez was born on August 28, 1958 in Puerto Rico as Gustavo Sánchez Mas. He is known for his work on CeReality (2011), Con una nota (2011) and Mi nombre es ... (2011). He died on October 31, 2012 in Miami, Florida, USA.

11. Hal Sitowitz

Writer | Gunsmoke

Hal Sitowitz was born on July 26, 1933 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Harold Sitowitz. He was a writer and producer, known for Gunsmoke (1955), Ohara (1987) and The Rookies (1972). He was married to Myrtle. He died on October 31, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

12. Harry Houdini

Actor | The Man from Beyond

The great American escape artist and magician Houdini (immortalized by a memorable performance by Tony Curtis in the eponymous 1953 film) was born Erich Weiss on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, though he often gave his birthplace as Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was raised. One of five ...

13. Henry Daniell

Actor | The Great Dictator

London-born Henry Daniell began his career on the British stage, and continued it on the Broadway stage when he emigrated to the US. He entered films in 1929, and excelled at playing the suave, well-bred villain who could kill an enemy or start a war with a certain air of upper-class disdain, as if...

14. Ian Fraser

Music_department | Zorro: The Gay Blade

Ian Fraser was born on August 23, 1933 in Hove, East Sussex, England. He is known for his work on Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981), Scrooge (1970) and America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music (1976). He was married to Judee Morton. He died on October 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, ...

15. Indira Gandhi


Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917 in Allahabad, India as Indira Priyadarshini Nehru. She is known for her work on Commando (1988), Jumbish: A Movement - The Movie (1986) and British Pathé News (1910). She was married to Feroze Gandhi. She died on October 31, 1984 in New Delhi, ...

16. John Houseman

Actor | The Paper Chase

Academy Award-winning actor John Houseman's main contribution to American culture was not his own performances on film but rather, his role as a midwife to one of the greatest actor-directors-cinematic geniuses his adopted country ever produced (Orson Welles) and as a midwife to a whole generation ...

17. Joseph Calleia

Actor | Touch of Evil

His full name was Joseph Alexander Caesar Herstall Vincent Calleja - but he was better known as Joseph or Joe Calleia, one of Hollywood's most recognized bad guys. But Calleia's roots and talents ran much deeper than character actor. He was Maltese, born on that barren but historically important ...

18. Linda Watkins

Actress | From Hell It Came

Linda Watkins was born on May 23, 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for From Hell It Came (1957), Good Neighbor Sam (1964) and Route 66 (1960). She was married to Gabriel Hess. She died on October 31, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. Lola Membrives

Actress | La chismosa

Lola Membrives was born on June 28, 1888 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is known for her work on The Gossiper (1938), La cigüeña dijo sí (1955) and Teatro del sábado (1965). She died on October 31, 1969 in Buenos Aires.

20. Marcel Carné

Director | Le quai des brumes

Marcel Carné, the son of a cabinet maker, entered the movies as the assistant of Jacques Feyder. At the age of 25 he directed his first movie Jenny (1936). Colaborating with the writer Jacques Prévert, the decorator Alexandre Trauner, the musician and composer Maurice Jaubert and the actor Jean ...

21. Marcella Martin

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Marcella Martin was born on June 5, 1916 in Champaign, Illinois, USA as Elsie Marcella Clifford. She was an actress, known for Gone with the Wind (1939), West of Tombstone (1942) and The Man Who Returned to Life (1942). She was married to Robert Lee McGratty, James Ferguson and John Martin. She ...

22. Mari Aldon

Actress | Distant Drums

A former ballet dancer, graceful Mari Aldon married Hollywood director Tay Garnett, who encouraged her to become an actress. She did, but did not leave a deep imprint on film history, with one exception, the role of Judy Beckett, a prisoner of the Seminoles and Gary Cooper's charming romantic ...

23. Mario Das Neves

After his death it was announced that his Vice-Governor Mariano Arcioni will complete his third term as a Governor.

24. Mary Nolan

Actress | Desert Nights

Blonde and utterly beautiful, Mary Nolan had the requisite figure and prettiness to rise up fast in the Hollywood ranks. Her downfall, however, would be just as fast and not at all pretty. She was born Mary Imogene Robertson in 1905 and began her show-business career as a teenage model. Showman ...

25. Mircea Dragan

Director | Setea

Graduate of the Institute of Theater and Cinematographic Art (IATC), Bucharest

26. Papi Oviedo

Self | Spirits of Havana

Papi Oviedo was born on February 9, 1937 in Havana, Cuba as Gilberto Oviedo la Portilla. He died on October 31, 2017 in Cuba.

27. Poul Reichhardt

Actor | Soldaten og Jenny

Poul Reichhardt was born on February 2, 1913 in Ganløse, Denmark as Poul David Reichhardt. He was an actor, known for Soldaten og Jenny (1947), Flagermusen (1966) and The Viking Watch of the Danish Seaman (1948). He was married to Charlotte Ernst, Margareta Fahlén and Lili Lani. He died on October ...

28. Raf Vallone

Actor | The Godfather Part III

Raf Vallone was an internationally acclaimed Italian movie star known for his rugged good looks. The athletic Vallone, a former soccer player who often was compared to Burt Lancaster, was born Raffaele Vallone in 1916 in Tropea in Calabria, Italy, the son of a prominent lawyer and his aristocratic ...

29. Rita Johnson

Actress | The Big Clock

Rita Johnson was born on 8/13/13 in Worcester Ma. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music, did summer stock, then moved on to Broadway in 1935. She was an extremely versatile actress, who played virtually every type of role. Unfortunately, her career came to a halt in 1948 when a hair ...

30. River Phoenix

Actor | My Own Private Idaho

River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon. His mother, Arlyn (Dunetz), a Bronx-born secretary, and his father, John Bottom, a carpenter, met in California in 1968. They worked as itinerant fruit pickers, and later joined the Children of God religious group (John was originally ...

31. Studs Terkel

Actor | Eight Men Out

Studs Terkel was born on May 16, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Louis Terkel. He was an actor, known for Eight Men Out (1988), Medium Cool (1969) and Studs' Place (1949). He was married to Ida Goldberg. He died on October 31, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

32. Teri Shields

Producer | Sahara

Teri Shields was born on August 11, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Theresa Anna Lillian Schmonn. She was an actress and producer, known for Sahara (1983), Wanda Nevada (1979) and Endless Love (1981). She was married to Francis Alexander Shields. She died on October 31, 2012 in Manhattan, New ...

33. Tom Pittman

Actor | Tombstone Territory

Tom Pittman was born on March 16, 1932 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Jerry Lee Alten. He was an actor, known for Tombstone Territory (1957), Apache Territory (1958) and Suspicion (1957). He died on October 31, 1958 in Benedict Canyon, Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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