Deaths: February 1

by bcampos862 | created - 01 Feb 2017 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

1. Dennis Edwards

Soundtrack | Bringing Down the House

Dennis Edwards was born on February 3, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He was married to Brenda Edwards and Ruth Pointer. He died on February 1, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

2. Buster Keaton

Actor | The General

Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...

3. Cecil D. Womack

Soundtrack | Pineapple Express

Cecil D. Womack was born on September 25, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Cecil Dale Womack. He was married to Linda M. Womack and Mary Wells. He died on February 1, 2013 in South Africa.

4. Don Cornelius

Soundtrack | Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Don Cornelius was born on September 27, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Donald Cortez Cornelius. He was a writer and producer, known for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Soul Train (1971) and Jackie's Back! (1999). He was married to Viktoria Chapman and Delores Harrison. He died on February...

5. Ed Koch

Actor | The First Wives Club

Ed Koch was born on December 12, 1924 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Edward Irving Koch. He was an actor, known for The First Wives Club (1996), We Own the Night (2007) and The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). He died on February 1, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City.

6. Ed Tipper

Self | We Stand Alone Together

Ed Tipper was born on August 3, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on We Stand Alone Together (2001). He died on February 1, 2017 in Lakewood, Colorado, USA.

7. Fernanda Villeli

Writer | Un nuevo amanecer

Fernanda Villeli was born in 1921 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as María Ofelia Villenave Garza. He was a writer, known for Un nuevo amanecer (1988), El amor ajeno (1983) and Pacto de amor (1977). He died on February 1, 2009 in Mexico City.

8. Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart

Self | Fidel Up Close

Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart was born on September 1, 1949 in Havana, Cuba. He was married to María Victoria Barreiro and Natasha Smirnova. He died on February 1, 2018 in Cuba.

9. Gian Carlo Menotti

Writer | The Medium

Gian Carlo Menotti was born on July 7, 1911 in Cadegliano-Viconago, Lombardy, Italy. He was a writer and composer, known for The Medium (1951), Great Performances (1971) and NBC Television Opera Theatre (1949). He was married to Samuel Barber. He died on February 1, 2007 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

10. Heather O'Rourke

Actress | Poltergeist

Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry.

Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting ...

11. Hedda Hopper

Actress | Sunset Blvd.

Her father was a butcher. In 1913 she met and married matinée idol DeWolf Hopper Sr. and in 1915 they moved to Hollywood, where both began active film careers. He became a star with Triangle Company, she began in vamp parts and turned to supporting roles. After her divorce she appeared in dozens of...

12. Hildegard Knef

Actress | Jeder stirbt für sich allein

Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef was born on December 28, 1925 in Ulm, Germany. In 1940, she began studying acting. Even before the fall of the Third Reich, she appeared in several films, but most of them were only released after the war. To avoid being raped by Soviet soldiers, she dressed like a ...

13. Irish McCalla

Actress | She Demons

Irish McCalla was born on December 25, 1928 in Pawnee City, Nebraska, USA as Irish Elizabeth McCalla. She was an actress, known for She Demons (1958), Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1955) and The Beat Generation (1959). She was married to Patrick Horgan and Patrick H. McIntyre. She died on February 1...

14. John Vernon

Actor | Dirty Harry

John Vernon was a prolific stage-trained Canadian character player who made a career out of convincingly playing crafty villains, morally-bankrupt officials and heartless authority figures in American films and television since the 1960s. Vernon was directed by some stellar filmmakers, including ...

15. Johnny Silver

Actor | Guys and Dolls

Johnny Silver was born on April 16, 1918 in Indiana, USA as John Silver. He was an actor, known for Guys and Dolls (1955), Spaceballs (1987) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). He was married to Gloria Manos. He died on February 1, 2003 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

16. Jorge Cafrune

Actor | El cantor enamorado

Jorge Cafrune was born on August 8, 1937 in Perico del Carmen, Jujuy, Argentina. He was an actor, known for El cantor enamorado (1969), Cosquín, amor y folklore (1965) and The Tango Tells Its Story (1976). He died on February 1, 1978 in Pacheco, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

17. Justin Mentell

Actor | G-Force

Justin Mentell was born on December 16, 1982 in Austin, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for G-Force (2009), Boston Legal (2004) and 5-25-77 (2017). He died on February 1, 2010 in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, USA.

18. Luis Aragonés

Self | Tengo una pregunta para usted

Luis Aragonés was born on July 28, 1938 in Hortaleza [now in Madrid], Madrid, Spain as José Luis Aragonés Suárez Martínez. He died on February 1, 2014 in Fuencarral-El Pardo, Madrid, Madrid.

19. Madame Sul-Te-Wan

Actress | Maid of Salem

Madame Sul-Te-Wan was born on March 7, 1873 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Nellie Wan. She was an actress, known for Maid of Salem (1937), In Old Chicago (1938) and Safari (1940). She was married to Robert Reed Conley. She died on February 1, 1959 in Hollywood, California, USA.

20. Marjorie Reynolds

Actress | The Time of Their Lives

Bright, vivacious Marjorie Reynolds (née Marjorie Goodspeed) was born in Idaho on August 12, 1917 to a doctor and homemaker, and raised in Los Angeles. Making her film debut at age 6, she "retired" after only a few years in favor of a normal education. She returned in the mid-30s, as a teenager ...

21. Mary Shelley

Writer | Young Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 - 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus" (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her...

22. Maximilian Schell

Actor | Judgment at Nuremberg

Maximilian Schell was the most successful German-speaking actor in English-language films since Emil Jannings, the winner of the first Best Actor Academy Award. Like Jannings, Schell won the Oscar, but unlike him, he was a dedicated anti-Nazi. Indeed, with the exception of Maurice Chevalier and ...

23. Miguel Ligero

Actor | Frutilla

Miguel Ligero was born in 1911 in Rosario, Sante Fe, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Frutilla (1980), Rosaura a las 10 (1958) and Apartment Zero (1988). He was married to Di Prinio, Norma. He died on February 1, 1989 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

24. Nicholas von Hoffman

Self | The Great American Dream Machine

Nicholas von Hoffman was born on October 16, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Ann C. Byrne and Patricia Bennett. He died on February 1, 2018 in Rockport, Maine, USA.

25. Olan Soule

Actor | Captain Midnight

Olan Soule was born in La Harpe, Illinois and began his acting career in 1926 on radio, performing for 11 years in the daytime soap opera "Bachelor's Children". A versatile actor with a "chameleon-like" voice, Soule played the male lead characters in plays presented on the evening radio show "First...

26. Orlando Marconi

Actor | La superdotada

Orlando Marconi is an actor, known for La superdotada (1984), Don Carmelo il capo (1976) and Alta comedia (1965).

27. Pepita Muñoz

Actress | Un extraño en nuestras vidas

Pepita Muñoz was born on August 17, 1899 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina as Josefina Muñoz. She was an actress, known for Un extraño en nuestras vidas (1972), Mercado de abasto (1955) and The Soul of the Accordion (1935). She died on February 1, 1984 in Ciudadela, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

28. Roberto Quiroga

Producer | Fair Sisters

Roberto Quiroga is an actor and producer, known for Fair Sisters (1981), The Cantor of the People (1950) and Otra cosa es con guitarra (1949).

29. Robin Nedwell

Actor | The Lovers

Born in Birmingham on the 27th of September, 1946, but raised in Cardiff, Wales, Robin began exhibiting his natural ability to act both on screen and on stage from a young age. Some of his early years saw him take the stage of Cardiff High School, following onto the County College, in amateur ...

30. Robin Sachs

Actor | The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Robin Sachs was born on February 5, 1951 in Hammersmith, London, England as Robin David Sachs. He was an actor, known for The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Galaxy Quest (1999) and Mass Effect 3 (2012). He was married to Casey DeFranco and Siân Phillips. He died on February 1, 2013 in Los ...

31. Tony Giorgio

Actor | The Godfather

Tony Giorgio was born in Herkimer, NY on September 27, 1923. He grew up in Schenectady, NY during The Great Depression and began his career in show business as a professional "amateur", performing magic in talent shows for pay. At the age of twelve, he ran away from home to join a circus and ...

32. Wanda Hendrix

Actress | Song of Surrender

Born Dixie Wanda Hendrix in Jacksonville, Florida to a logging camp boss (Max Sylvester Hendrix) and his wife (Mary Bailley), wholesome, green-eyed, dark-haired Wanda Hendrix was involved in her hometown's little theater group when she was "discovered" by a passing talent agent and signed up by ...

33. William Whitehead

Writer | Canada Remembers - Part Two: The Liberators

He studied biology and theatre arts at the University of Saskatchewan, receiving a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree. He moved to Ontario in 1957 to become an actor and producer.

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