Deaths: January 14

by bcampos862 | created - 14 Jan 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

1. Ricardo Montalban

Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Handsome Ricardo Montalban was the epitome of Latin elegance, charm and grace on film and television and in the late 1940s and early 1950s reinvigorated the Rudolph Valentino / Ramon Novarro "Latin Lover" style in Hollywood without achieving top screen stardom. Moreover, unlike most minority actors...

2. Alan Rickman

Actor | Die Hard

Alan Rickman was born on a council estate in Acton, West London, to Margaret Doreen Rose (Bartlett), of English and Welsh descent, and Bernard Rickman, of Irish descent, who worked at a factory. Alan Rickman had an older brother (David), a younger brother (Michael), and a younger sister (Sheila). ...

3. Aldo Braga

Actor | La maestra enamorada

Aldo Braga was born on July 24, 1931 in San Lorenzo, Santa Fe, Argentina as Elio Aldo Gragnini. He was an actor, known for La maestra enamorada (1961), Por el nombre de Dios (1999) and Área peligrosa (1982). He died on January 14, 2005 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

4. Barry Fitzgerald

Actor | The Quiet Man

One of Hollywood's finest character actors and most accomplished scene stealers, Barry Fitzgerald was born William Joseph Shields in 1888 in Dublin, Ireland. Educated to enter the banking business, the diminutive Irishman with the irresistible brogue was bitten by the acting bug in the 1920s and ...

5. Marie Blake

Actress | Between Two Women

Edith MacDonald was the second daughter of Daniel and Anne MacDonald; her father was a contractor and politician. Early on, her older sister Elsie, younger sister Jeanette MacDonald, and she were given theatrical training. Blossom and Jeanette played Philadelphia vaudeville houses while still ...

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6. Brett King

Actor | Battleground

Brett King was born on December 29, 1920 as Bertell King. He was an actor, known for Battleground (1949), The Racket (1951) and Yancy Derringer (1958). He died on January 14, 1999 in Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

7. Catherine Craig

Actress | Here Come the Waves

There was a time when Catherine Craig was known in Hollywood as a promising and talented "B"-level actress as opposed to being simply Mrs. Robert Preston. All in all, she handled it with grace, poise and wifely dedication.

Born Catherine Jewel Feltus on January 18, 1915, in Bloomington, Indiana, she...

8. Charles Nolte

Actor | Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Charles Nolte was born on November 3, 1923 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor, known for Schlitz Playhouse (1951), Ford Star Jubilee (1955) and Tales of Tomorrow (1951). He died on January 14, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

9. Conrad Bain

Actor | Maude

Usually sized up as an erudite gent, advice-spouting father or uptight, pompous neighbor, the acting talents of Conrad Bain were best utilized on stage and on TV. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on February 4, 1923, Conrad Stafford Bain was a twin son (the other was named Bonar) born to Stafford ...

10. Dan Gurney

Transportation_department | Grand Prix

The son of an opera singer, Dan Gurney grew up in California and began his racing career by drag racing at the local strips. He began his professional career in 1955 and worked his way to Formula 1 four years later when he raced for Ferrari. He won his first grand prix race in 1962 and was ...

11. Darlene Conley

Actress | The Bold and the Beautiful

Darlene Conley has received two Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful (1987), a role she has played since December of 1988. She was also nominated for two Soap Opera awards from Soap Opera Digest as...

12. Darren Shahlavi

Actor | I Spy

Darren Shahlavi was seven years old when he started training in martial arts in an old drama theatre in Manchester, England. Inspired by Bruce Lees films and other action movies such as Star Wars, he dreamed of being a movie actor and would show up to his Judo class at the drama hall early to watch...

13. David Arkin

Actor | MASH

David Arkin was born on December 24, 1941 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as David George Arkin. He was an actor, known for MASH (1970), All the President's Men (1976) and Popeye (1980). He was married to Anne E. Curry, Deborah Lee Lubin and Lynn C. Gillham. He died on January 14, 1991 in ...

14. Del Henney

Actor | Straw Dogs

Del Henney was born on July 24, 1935 in Anfield, Liverpool, Merseyside, England as Joseph Derek Henney. He was an actor and writer, known for Straw Dogs (1971), Fallen Hero (1978) and Crown Court (1972). He died on January 14, 2019 in the UK.

15. Donna Reed

Actress | It's a Wonderful Life

Donna Reed was born in the midwestern town of Denison, Iowa, on January 27, 1921, as Donna Belle Mullenger. A small town - a population of less than 3,000 people - Denison was located by the Boyer River, and was the county seat of Crawford County. Donna grew up as a farm girl, much like many young ...

16. Douglas Sirk

Director | Schlußakkord

Film director Douglas Sirk, whose reputation blossomed in the generation after his 1959 retirement from Hollywood filmmaking, was born Hans Detlef Sierck on April 26, 1897, in Hamburg, Germany, to a journalist. Both of his parents were Danish, and the future director would make movies in German, ...

17. Ernest Thesiger

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Although he made nearly 60 films in a 50-year acting career, it is for the two he made with director James Whale that Ernest Thesiger will be best remembered. Born Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger in London on January 15, 1879, he was the grandson of the first Baron of Chelmsford. Educated at ...

18. Esther Ralston

Actress | Peter Pan

Projected as wholesome but fun-loving, Maine-born leading lady Esther Ralston enjoyed a prime silent age career and, at her peak, was packaged and publicized as "The American Venus" by none other than that of showman Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. after appearing as a dazzling beauty queen in the film of the...

19. Franco Citti

Actor | The Godfather

Franco Citti was born on April 23, 1935 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor and director, known for The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part III (1990) and Accattone (1961). He died on January 14, 2016 in Rome.

20. François Morel

Composer | Le téléthéâtre de Radio-Canada

He worked for the music department of Radio-Canada, writing around one hundred music themes for radio or TV shows. He was also known as a modern music composer with works played by symphonic orchestras and thus played a part with others at the emergence of this field of music in Canada. He was a ...

21. Gavin Smith

Self | Poker Night in America

Gavin Smith was born on September 4, 1968 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He died on January 14, 2019 in Houston, Texas, USA.

22. Georgia Carroll

Actress | Carolina Blues

Already a talented singer and dancer as a child, Georgia matured into a beautiful Hollywood model. Aged 17, she made the cover of 'Redbook' and her face continued to be featured throughout the 1930's and 40's in fashion magazines (Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Ladies Home Journal), on calendars and in ...

24. Hugh Wilson

Writer | Blast from the Past

Hugh Wilson was born on August 24, 1943 in Miami, Florida, USA as Hugh Hamilton Wilson Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Blast from the Past (1999), WKRP in Cincinnati (1978) and Frank's Place (1987). He was married to Charters Smith. He died on January 14, 2018 in Charlottesville, ...

25. Humphrey Bogart

Actor | Casablanca

Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born in New York City, New York, to Maud Humphrey, a famed magazine illustrator and suffragette, and Belmont DeForest Bogart, a moderately wealthy surgeon (who was secretly addicted to opium). Bogart was educated at Trinity School, NYC, and was sent to Phillips Academy ...

26. Jeanette MacDonald

Soundtrack | Cairo

She was the third daughter of Daniel and Anne MacDonald, younger sister to Blossom (MGM's character actress Marie Blake), whom she followed to New York and a chorus job in 1920. She was busy in a string of musical productions. In 1928 Paramount tested and rejected her, but a year later Ernst ...

27. Juan D'Arienzo

Soundtrack | The Tango Lesson

Juan D'Arienzo was born on December 14, 1900 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for The Tango Lesson (1997), Affluent People (1939) and I Don't Want to Talk About It (1993). He died on January 14, 1976 in Buenos Aires.

28. Juan Gelman

Writer | El lado oscuro del corazón

Juan Gelman was born on May 3, 1930 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a writer, known for The Dark Side of the Heart (1992), Resistir (1978) and Por los senderos del libertador (1971). He was married to Mara La Madrid. He died on January 14, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico.

30. Lewis Carroll

Writer | Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, author of the children's classics "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass."

Born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England, Charles Dodgson wrote and created games as a child. At age 20 he received a ...

31. Marlene Ver Planck

Self | The Mike Douglas Show

Marlene Ver Planck was born on November 11, 1933 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Marlene Paula Pampinella. She was married to J. 'Billy' Ver Planck. She died on January 14, 2018 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

32. Martha Ross

Actress | EastEnders

Martha Ross was born on March 24, 1939 in West Ham, Essex, England as Maureen M. E. Walker. She was an actress, known for EastEnders (1985), Love/Loss (2010) and Jumbo Spencer (1976). She was married to Tony Phillips and John Ross. She died on January 14, 2019.

33. Maty Huitrón

Actress | El privilegio de amar

Maty Huitrón was born on January 30, 1936 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Martina Guitrón Porto. She was an actress, known for El privilegio de amar (1998), Lazos de amor (1995) and Pasión (2007). She died on January 14, 2019 in Mexico City.

34. Miodrag Radovanovic

Actor | Salas u Malom Ritu

Miodrag Radovanovic was born on August 20, 1929 in Cacak, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Salas u Malom Ritu (1976), Odlazak ratnika, povratak marsala (1986) and Poslednja audijencija (2008). He was married to Radmila Velicky-Radovanovic. He died on January 14,...

35. Nélida Romero

Actress | Madame Bovary

Nélida Romero was born on January 17, 1926 in Lanus, Pcia, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an actress, known for Madame Bovary (1947), Las campanas de Teresa (1957) and La pobre Clara (1984). She died on January 14, 2015 in Buenos Aires.

37. Peter Finch

Actor | Network

Despite being one of the finest actors of his generation, Peter Finch will be remembered as much for his reputation as a hard-drinking, hell-raising womanizer as for his performances on the screen. He was born in London in 1916 and went to live in Sydney, Australia, at the age of ten. There, he ...

38. Ray Kroc

Self | The Mike Douglas Show

Ray Kroc was born on October 5, 1902 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as Raymond Albert Kroc. He was married to Joan B. Kroc, Jane Dobbins Green and Ethel Fleming. He died on January 14, 1984 in San Diego, California, USA.

39. René Angélil

Producer | Céline Dion: The Colour of My Love Concert

René Angélil was born on January 16, 1942 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He was an actor and writer, known for Céline Dion: The Colour of My Love Concert (1994), Omertà (2012) and L'apparition (1972). He was married to Céline Dion, Anne Renée and Denyse Duquette. He died on January 14, ...

40. Ron O'Neal

Actor | Red Dawn

Tall, lean, handsome veteran stage and classically trained actor, best known for his iconic role as Youngblood Priest - the long haired, stylishly dressed cocaine dealer who wants to make one last big score so he can retire from the cocaine business, in the seminal 1972 crime drama Super Fly. Son ...

41. Sabina Olmos

Actress | Carnaval de antaño

Sabina Olmos was born on February 4, 1913 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Rosa Herminia Gómez. She was an actress, known for Carnaval de antaño (1940), Pasión imposible (1943) and La vida es un tango (1939). She was married to Charlo. She died on January 14, 1999 in Buenos Aires.

42. Shelley Winters

Actress | The Poseidon Adventure

Shelley Winters was born Shirley Schrift of very humble beginnings on August 18, 1920 (some sources list 1922) in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her mother, Rose Winter, was born in Missouri, to Austrian Jewish parents, and her father, Jonas Schrift, was an Austrian Jewish immigrant. She had one sibling...

43. Uta Hagen

Actress | The Other

Noted stage actress who has also done limited work in TV and film. Born in Germany and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her Broadway debut was in "The Seagull" in 1938. She won her first Tony (and other awards) in 1950 for Clifford Odets "...

44. Yôsuke Natsuki

Actor | San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen

Yôsuke Natsuki was born on February 27, 1936 in Tokyo, Japan. He was an actor, known for Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964), Yojimbo (1961) and Godzilla 1985 (1985). He was married to Mayba sheta. He died on January 14, 2018 in Tokyo.

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