Deaths: November 21

by bcampos862 | created - 18 Nov 2017 | updated - 14 Nov 2018 | Public

1. David Cassidy

Actor | The Partridge Family

David Cassidy was born on April 12, 1950 in Manhattan, to Jack Cassidy, a very skilled actor and singer, and Evelyn Ward, an actress. By the time he was five, his parents were divorced and Jack had married actress Shirley Jones, an actress who in 1955 had just made Oklahoma! (1955). When David was ...

2. Bill Bixby

Actor | The Incredible Hulk

The son of a sales clerk and a department store owner, Bill Bixby was the sixth-generation Californian born as Wilfred Bailey Bixby, on January 22, 1934, in San Francisco, California. An only child growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, he attended schools in the same area, took ballroom dance lessons,...

3. Buzz Belmondo

Actor | Faster

Buzz Belmondo was born on February 20, 1947 in San Francisco, California, USA as Lorenzo Matawaran. He was an actor and writer, known for Faster (2010), Out of This World (1987) and Baywatch (1989). He was married to Kathy Keeley. He died on November 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

4. Dan Fitzgerald

Actor | In Her Shoes

Dan Fitzgerald was born on December 30, 1928 in the USA as Daniel Louis Fitzgerald. He was an actor, known for In Her Shoes (2005), Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988) and Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976). He was married to Dolores Stever. He died on November 21, 2017 in Miami, Florida, ...

5. Dar Robinson

Stunts | To Live and Die in L.A.

One of the modern US cinema's greatest stuntmen and stunt innovators, Dar Robinson only appeared in a relatively small number of films compared to other stuntmen (before losing his life in an off-set motorcycle accident); however, he set new benchmarks in stunt performances.

Robinson first appeared ...

6. Deborah Raffin

Actress | Death Wish 3

Deborah Raffin was one of two female co-stars in the hugely popular TV mini-series Noble House (1988) adapted from the 1981 bestseller of the same name by James Clavell. Ms. Raffin played the part of Casey Tcholok, vice-president of corporate raider Par-Con Industries. Her character is clever, ...

7. Derek Deadman

Actor | Time Bandits

The chances are, you have seen Derek Deadman in a movie - but just don't realize it! He is one of those actors to whom you instantly recognize the face, but not the name.

He has starred in a whole array of films and television series since the 1970s, playing normally minor roles, generally as the ...

8. Emily Squires

Director | Sesame Street

At the beginning of Emily Squires career in the entertainment business, she was scriptwriter for the soap operas "Search for Tomorrow" and "The Secret Storm." After transitioning to director, Ms. Squires directed numerous children's programs including the PBS show "Between The Lions". Squires later...

9. Fernando Fernán Gómez

Actor | El abuelo

Spanish actor and director of cinema and theater. Son of the actress Carola Fernán Gómez. When he was three years old he comes back to Spain from Argentina. He has written comedies, novels and poem books. He plays a wide repertoire of roles from comedy to drama.

10. Gardner McKay

Writer | Me.

Gardner is the son of Deane McKay, an ad executive, and Catherine. He was raised in New York and Paris. He attended Cornell University two years but left when his father died. He worked in advertising for 6 months but found that he could not stand it. At age 20, he became a sculptor and had a piece...

11. Germán Robles

Actor | El vampiro

Germán Robles was born on March 20, 1929 in Gijón, Asturias, Spain as Germán Horacio Robles. He was an actor and director, known for El vampiro (1957), La vida de Agustín Lara (1959) and The Curse of Nostradamus (1961). He was married to Ana María Vázquez, Elisa Aragonés and Judy Ponte. He ...

12. Harry von Zell

Actor | Meet Mr. Mischief

Portly, pudding-faced, wavy dark-haired actor/announcer Harry Von Zell, whose well-modulated voice was a standard radio fixture during the 1930s and '40s, also extended his talents toward film and TV where he appeared in numerous comedy outings, often as a straight man foil. Born in Indianapolis, ...

13. Helen Horton

Actress | Alien

Helen Horton was born on November 21, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Helen Virginia Horton. She was an actress, known for Alien (1979), Superman III (1983) and Phase IV (1974). She was married to Hamish Thomson. She died on September 28, 2007 in Vero beach, Florida, USA.

14. Horacio Gómez Bolaños

Actor | Chespirito

Horacio Gómez Bolaños was born on July 28, 1930 in Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Horácio Gomez Bolaños. He was an actor and producer, known for Chespirito (1980), El Chapulín Colorado (1973) and El Chavo del Ocho (1972). He died on November 21, 1999 in Mexico City, Mexico.

15. Iola Gregory

Actress | Rhosyn a Rhith

Iola Gregory was born in 1946 in Hammersmith, London, England as Eirian Iola Gregory. She was an actress and writer, known for Coming Up Roses (1986), Cravings (2006) and Storms of August (1988). She was married to Robert Blythe. She died on November 21, 2017 in Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales.

16. Jack Purvis

Actor | Time Bandits

Jack Purvis was born on July 13, 1937 in London, England. He is known for his work on Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985) and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). He was married to Marjie Purvis. He died on November 21, 1997 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England.

17. Jerry Colonna

Actor | Alice in Wonderland

Comedian, composer, songwriter ("At Dusk", "I Came to Say Goodbye"), author and trombonist, educated in high school, then a trombonist with the Columbia Symphony (1931-1936). He was a member of the Bob Hope radio program, and appears in many films. Joining ASCAP in 1956, his other songs include "...

18. Lee Patrick

Actress | The Maltese Falcon

Lee Patrick could play a tough, scrapping, hard-bitten dame as she did in the gritty women's prison drama Caged (1950), or the meek and twittery socialite wife as exemplified as Doris Upson in the freewheeling farce Auntie Mame (1958). The versatile character actress had plenty of places to go in ...

19. Marcelino Sánchez

Actor | The Warriors

Born Marcelino Sánchez on December 5, 1957, in Cayey, Puerto Rico, he died of AIDS-related cancer in his Hollywood home on November 21, 1986. Sanchez began acting in the late 1970s. His third film role was that of Rembrandt, a young, naïve gang member with a flair for spray painting in The Warriors...

20. Max Baer

Actor | The Prizefighter and the Lady

Max Baer is arguably best known today for siring Max Baer Jr., the actor who played Jethro Bodine on the classic TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). However, old-timers, followers of the sweet science and viewers of the film Cinderella Man (2005) all know that Max Sr. was boxing's heavyweight...

21. Milein Cosman

The Keller Instinct

Milein Cosman was born on March 31, 1921 in Gotha, Thuringia, Germany as Emilie Cosmann. She is known for her work on The Keller Instinct (1986) and Milein Cosman (2014). She was married to Hans Keller. She died in November 2017 in London, England.

22. Paul Wexler

Actor | Suddenly

Paul Wexler was born on May 23, 1929 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Paul Goodwin Wexler. He was an actor, known for Suddenly (1954), Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975) and One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961). He died on November 21, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Peter Berling

Actor | Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

Peter Berling was born on March 20, 1934 in Obrawalde, Meseritz, West Prussia, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and The Name of the Rose (1986). He died on November 21, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

24. Quentin Crisp

Actor | Orlando

Quentin Crisp was born Denis Pratt on Christmas Day, 1908, in the London suburb of Sutton. He the youngest of four children; his father was lawyer, mother former nursery governess. In his autobiographical work, "The Naked Civil Servant", he describes a difficult childhood in a rigorously homophobic...

25. Ralph Foody

Actor | The Blues Brothers

Ralph Foody was born on November 13, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Ralph Wesley Foody. He was an actor, known for The Blues Brothers (1980), Home Alone (1990) and Code of Silence (1985). He died on November 21, 1999 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

26. Robert Benchley

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

Although by his own account Benchley was not quite a writer and not quite an actor, he managed to become one of the best-known humorists and comedians of his time. As a Harvard undergraduate, Benchley gave his first comic performance, impersonating a befuddled after-dinner speaker. The act made him...

27. Rodney Bewes

Actor | The Likely Lads

Chubby-cheeked British comedy actor, famed in his own country as one half of TV's "Likely Lads". In recent years he has been active mostly in the theatre (he was appearing in London's West End in the farce "Funny Money" early in 1996).

28. Sara García

Actress | La tercera palabra

The legendary "granny of Mexican cinema" began her movie career when she was a 22-year-old teacher in a nun's school for girls. One day, young Sara's attention was attracted to a small building in downtown Mexico City. Inside it was Azteca Films, one of the very first mexican film production ...

29. Wayne Cochran

Soundtrack | C.C. & Company

Blue-eyed soul singer Wayne Cochran was born in 1939 in Thomaston, Georgia. He started his first band in 1955 and was kicked out of high school for refusing to cut his flamboyant pompadour hairstyle. Cochran recorded his debut single, "My Little Girl", for the Scottie label in 1959. He went on to ...

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