Deaths: February 2

by bcampos862 | created - 02 Feb 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Bob Elliott

Actor | Quick Change

Bob Elliott was born on March 26, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Brackett Elliott. He was an actor and writer, known for Quick Change (1990), Cabin Boy (1994) and Get a Life (1990). He was married to Virginia Lee Peppers and Jane Frances Underwood. He died on February 2, 2016 in ...

2. Alan Curtis

Actor | Phantom Lady

Attractive Hollywood leading man (and sometime villain) from the late 30s until his death following surgery, Alan Curtis (Harry Ueberroth) was born 24 July 1909 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in that area and in the early 1930s became a model, appearing in many magazine and newspaper ...

3. Alistair MacLean

Writer | Where Eagles Dare

He wrote many best-selling action novels that were turned into often successful movies. When asked to comment on why his stories were so popular he remarked that he always wrote stories that were visual. Since they were easy to imagine when the books were read, they were easy to film.

4. Barry Morse

Actor | The Changeling

Born in London's East End, Barry's career began when he won a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the age of 15. Upon graduation, he followed with successful stage runs in London's West End and in theatrical productions throughout the United Kingdom, and appeared on the BBC's ...

5. Bert Parks

Actor | The Freshman

Bert Parks was born on December 30, 1914 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Bert Jacobson. He was an actor, known for The Freshman (1990), The Bionic Woman (1976) and The Great Balloon Race (1977). He was married to Annette Liebman. He died on February 2, 1992 in La Jolla, California, USA.

6. Birgitte Federspiel

Actress | Babettes gæstebud

Birgitte Federspiel was born on September 6, 1925 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was an actress, known for Babette's Feast (1987), En fremmed banker på (1959) and The Musketeers (1961). She was married to Freddy Koch, Henning Ahrensborg and Jens Østerholm. She died on February 2, 2005 in Odense,...

7. Boris Karloff

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Along with fellow actors Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price, Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public's perception of the "monster" from the classic Mary Shelley book, "Frankenstein". William Henry ...

8. Bud Osborne

Actor | Without Orders

One of the finest teamsters in Hollywood screen history, Osborne handled the reins for horse-drawn coaches and wagons in countless westerns and historical photoplays from the early 20's through late 50's. And with his weathered, rumpled look, his Texas drawl and his nasal twang, he was often called...

9. Cathie Merchant

Actress | 77 Sunset Strip

Cathie Merchant was born on November 15, 1945 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Catherine Beacom. She was an actress, known for 77 Sunset Strip (1958), The Untouchables (1959) and The Haunted Palace (1963). She died on February 2, 2013 in the USA.

10. Charley Grapewin

Actor | The Wizard of Oz

This old codger film favorite, born in 1869 (some reports say 1875), got into the entertainment field at an early age, first as a circus performer (aerialist and trapeze artist). When acting sparked his interest, he worked in a series of stock companies while writing stage plays that he himself ...

11. Chris Kyle

Writer | American Sniper

Chris Kyle was born on April 8, 1974 in Odessa, Texas, USA as Christopher Scott Kyle. He was a writer and producer, known for American Sniper (2014), Sons of Guns (2011) and Stars Earn Stripes (2012). He was married to Taya Kyle. He died on February 2, 2013 in Glen Rose, Somervell County, Texas.

12. Donald Pleasence

Actor | Halloween II

Balding, quietly-spoken, of slight build and possessed of piercing blue eyes -- often peering out from behind round, steel-rimmed glasses -- Donald Pleasence had the necessary physical attributes which make a great screen villain. In the course of his lengthy career, he relished playing the ...

13. Eduardo Coutinho

Director | Edifício Master

Eduardo Coutinho was born on May 11, 1933 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Eduardo de Oliveira Coutinho. He was a director and writer, known for Edifício Master (2002), The Mighty Spirit (1999) and Babilônia 2000 (1999). He was married to Maria das Dores de Oliveira. He died on ...

14. Edward Wilson

Actor | When the Boat Comes In

Edward Wilson was born on July 13, 1947 in South Shields, County Durham, England as Edward William Wilson. He was an actor, known for When the Boat Comes In (1976), Fall of Eagles (1974) and Atom Spies (1979). He died on February 2, 2008 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

15. Gene Kelly

Soundtrack | Singin' in the Rain

Eugene Curran Kelly was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the third son of Harriet Catherine (Curran) and James Patrick Joseph Kelly, a phonograph salesman. His father was of Irish descent and his mother was of Irish and German ancestry.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the largest and most powerful studio in...

16. Jessie Royce Landis

Actress | North by Northwest

Jessie Royce Landis was called "an international star" in her New York Times obituary. She was 20 when she made her stage debut at the Playhouse in Chicago as the young countess in "The Highwayman". Soon she was on Broadway. In 1950 she went to London for "Larger Than Life", a dramatization of W. ...

17. Joel Fluellen

Actor | Porgy and Bess

Joel Fluellen was born on December 1, 1907 in Monroe, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Porgy and Bess (1959), The Chase (1966) and A Raisin in the Sun (1961). He died on February 2, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. John Kerr

Actor | Tea and Sympathy

His father Geoffrey Kerr (b. 25 Jan 1895, London; d. 1971) and mother June Walker (b. 14 June 1904, New York City; d. 1966) were successful Broadway and, occasionally, film actors. He went into theatre as soon as he graduated from Harvard. He had an important role in the stage play "Bernadine" in ...

19. Juanita Ayos

Self | Nunca es tarde

Juanita Ayos was born on March 31, 1922 in Italy. She died on February 2, 2017 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

20. Lawrence Gray

Actor | Spring Is Here

Gray was known in the film business as a dependable "player" and to the public as a dotting son. Throughout his Hollywood career he lived with his parents or his mother until his marriage in 1935. Built home he shared with parents, Henry and Mamie Gray. Henry died in 1932, Larry continued to share ...

21. Marcel Bozzuffi

Actor | The French Connection

Marcel Bozzuffi was born on October 28, 1928 in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France. He was an actor and director, known for The French Connection (1971), Z (1969) and The Day and the Hour (1963). He was married to Françoise Fabian. He died on February 2, 1988 in Paris, France.

22. Margaret John

Actress | Run Fatboy Run

Margaret John was born on December 14, 1926 in Swansea, Wales. She was an actress, known for Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007), Game of Thrones (2011) and The District Nurse (1984). She was married to Ben Thomas. She died on February 2, 2011 in Swansea.

23. Melvyn Weiss

Self | 60 Minutes

Melvyn Weiss was born on August 1, 1935 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Melvyn Irwin Weiss. He died on February 2, 2018 in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

24. Ole Thestrup

Actor | Blinkende lygter

Ole Thestrup was born on March 12, 1948 in Nibe, Denmark. He is known for his work on Flickering Lights (2000), Adam's Apples (2005) and The Green Butchers (2003). He was married to Hanne Marie Knudsen. He died on February 2, 2018 in Tuse Næs, Denmark.

25. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor | The Master

Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ...

26. Rondo Hatton

Actor | House of Horrors

Was an only child, Rondo Hatton was born to Stewart and Emily Hatton in Hagerstown, Maryland. The family moved to Tampa, Florida, in 1912, when he was a high-school senior, and his father joined a family-owned business there. Rondo was apparently popular and a good athlete, especially in football.

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27. Sanford Meisner

Actor | Tender Is the Night

Sanford Meisner is one of the most respected and influential acting teachers of the 20th century. Meisner, Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg are generally regarded as America's three greatest acting teachers. Founding member of The Group Theatre, 1931-1941. Began teaching at New York's Neighborhood ...

28. Sid Vicious

Soundtrack | The Astronaut's Wife

Along with fellow Sex Pistol member, Johnny Rotten, lanky, sneering, pock faced Sid epitomised the punk movement born in the mid 1970s in working class England. Sid Vicious (real name John Beverly) wasn't an original member of the Pistols, but rather joined the band after original bassist, Glen ...

29. Stewart Stern

Writer | The Ugly American

Stewart Stern was born on March 22, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA as Stewart Henry Stern. He is known for his work on The Ugly American (1963), Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Rachel, Rachel (1968). He was married to Marilee Stiles Stern. He died on February 2, 2015 in Seattle, Washington, ...

30. Wendy Barrie

Actress | The Gay Falcon

Wendy Barrie was born in Hong Kong of an English-Irish father and a Russian Jewish mother, the daughter of King's Counsel F.C. Jenkins. She received her education at a convent school in England and a finishing school in Switzerland. After working in a beauty parlors, she made her first foray into ...

31. Willard Waterman

Actor | Auntie Mame

Willard Waterman was born on August 29, 1914 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Willard Lewis Waterman. He was an actor, known for Auntie Mame (1958), The Apartment (1960) and Mystery Street (1950). He was married to Mary Anna Theleen. He died on February 2, 1995 in Burlingame, California, USA.



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