Deaths: January 18

by bcampos862 | created - 18 Jan 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Mel Appleby

Soundtrack | Coronation Street

Mel Appleby was born on July 11, 1966 in Hackney, London, England as Melanie Susan Appleby. She is known for her work on Coronation Street (1960), Mel & Kim: Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend) (1986) and Mel & Kim: That's the Way It Is - Version 2 (1988). She died on January 18, 1990 in...

2. Al Waxman

Actor | Cagney & Lacey

Al Waxman was born on March 2, 1935 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Albert Samuel Waxman. He was an actor and director, known for Cagney & Lacey (1981), Heavy Metal (1981) and The Hurricane (1999). He was married to Sara. He died on January 18, 2001 in Toronto.

3. Alberto Nisman

Alberto Nisman was born on December 5, 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Natalio Alberto Nisman. He was married to Sandra Arroyo Salgado. He died on January 18, 2015 in Buenos Aires.

4. Bill Finger

Writer | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Bill Finger was a comic book writer. His father Louis Finger was born in Austria and emigrated to the United States in 1907, while still a teenager. Louis worked as a tailor. Tessie, Bill's mother, was born and raised in New York City. Both parents were in their early 20s at the time of Finger's ...

5. Bob Carlton

Director | Damon and Debbie

Bob Carlton was born on June 23, 1950 in Coventry, England. He was a director and actor, known for Damon and Debbie (1987), Emmerdale (1972) and Brookside (1982). He was married to Sally Carpenter and Caroline Wildi. He died on January 18, 2018 in the UK.

6. Carl Betz

Actor | Judd for the Defense

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carl Betz formed a repertory theatre company while still in high school, then worked in summer stock. He served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, then attended Carnegie Tech. Following graduation, he worked as a radio announcer. He made his Broadway ...

7. Curly Howard

Actor | Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise

Jerome "Curly" Howard, the rotund, bald Stooge with the high voice was the most popular member of The Three Stooges. His first stage experience was as a comedic conductor for the Orville Knapp Band in 1928. Curly joined The Three Stooges in 1932, replacing his brother Shemp Howard. He made more ...

8. Diana Lewis

Actress | Cry 'Havoc'

Diana Lewis was born on September 18, 1919 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Her parents were vaudeville performers. The family moved to Hollywood and Diana, her sister Maxine, and her brother J.C. all went into show business. Diana made her film debut in the 1934 comedy It's A Gift. At the age of ...

9. Edmundo Rivero

Buenos Aires, la tercera fundación

Edmundo Rivero was born on June 8, 1911 in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He died on January 18, 1986 in Buenos Aires.

10. Enrique Dumas

Actor | Bicho raro

Enrique Dumas was born on May 8, 1935 in La Plata, Pcia. Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Bicho raro (1965), Viaje de una noche de verano (1965) and Flor de piolas (1969). He died on January 17, 2009 in Pilar, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

11. Fergie Frederiksen

Music_department | Armed Response

Fergie Frederiksen was born on May 25, 1951 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Dennis Hardy Frederiksen. He is known for his work on Armed Response (1986). He died on January 18, 2014 in Mound, Minnesota, USA.

12. Frances Drake

Actress | Mad Love

Frances Drake was born on October 22, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Frances Dean. She was an actress, known for Mad Love (1935), The Invisible Ray (1936) and Les Misérables (1935). She was married to David Brown and Lt. Cecil John Arthur Howard. She died on January 18, 2000 in ...

13. Gertrude Olmstead

Actress | The Monster

Gertrude Olmstead was born in Chicago, IL, on Nov. 13, 1897. She entered the film business early, making her film debut in The Fox (1921) at 17 years of age. The next year she appeared in the hit The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1922). She stayed busy throughout the 1920s, appearing in a total of...

14. Glenn Frey

Actor | Jerry Maguire

Glenn Frey was born on November 6, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Glenn Lewis Frey. He was married to Cindy Millican and Janie Beggs. He died on January 18, 2016 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

15. Jack Holt

Actor | Cat People

Staunch, granite-jawed American leading man of silent and early talkie films, much associated with Westerns. A native of New York City, Holt often claimed to have been born in Winchester, Virginia, where he grew up. The son of an Episcopal minister, he attended Trinity School in Manhattan, then the...

16. James Villiers

Actor | For Your Eyes Only

Character actor James Villiers was of an aristocratic background - you could half tell, not only from his sardonic looks and precisely modulated voice, but from the roles he played. More often than not, he was typecast as a snobbish, supercilious upper-class twit, effete weakling or comic ...

17. Jeff Burton

Actor | Planet of the Apes

Jeff Burton was born on March 28, 1924 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA as John A. Jones. He was an actor, known for Planet of the Apes (1968), Git! (1965) and Coffy (1973). He died on January 18, 1988 in Boston, Massachusetts.

18. Jester Hairston

Actor | The Alamo

Composer, songwriter, conductor, singer and actor, educated at Tufts University, Juilliard, and the University of the Pacific (hon. Mus. D.). He acted on radio and television besides on film, and played Leroy on the "Amos 'n Andy" radio series for fifteen years. He directed the Federal Theatre ...

19. Joan Banks

Actress | Cry Danger

Joan Banks was born on October 30, 1918 in Petersburg, West Virginia, USA. She was an actress, known for Cry Danger (1951), Hazel (1961) and Mister Cory (1957). She was married to Allan Raymond Johnson and Frank Lovejoy. She died on January 18, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. John Barton

Writer | The Wars of the Roses

John Barton was born on November 26, 1928 in London, England as John Bernard Adie Barton. He was a writer and director, known for The Wars of the Roses (1965), All's Well That Ends Well (1968) and ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969). He was married to Anne Righter. He died on January 18, 2018 in London.

21. John Ridgely

Actor | The Big Sleep

John Ridgely was a versatile character actor who made over 100 films at Warner Brothers during the 1930s and 1940s. Starting out in bit roles in such films as Dark Victory (1939), They Died with Their Boots On (1941) and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Ridgely eventually graduated to larger ...

22. Julius Lester

Self | Adam Clayton Powell

Julius Lester was born on January 27, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was married to Milan Sabatini, Alida Carolyn Fechner and Joan Steinau. He died on January 18, 2018 in Palmer, Massachusetts, USA.

23. Junius Matthews

Actor | The Sword in the Stone

Junius Matthews was born Junius Conyers Matthews on June 12, 1890 in Illinois. He was determined to become a popular radio and television actor. He started out on stage, and got his first role in the classic The Silent Witness (1917), as Bud Morgan. Before the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939), he did ...

24. Kate McGarrigle

Soundtrack | The Squid and the Whale

Kate McGarrigle was born on February 6, 1946 in Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She was married to Loudon Wainwright III. She died on January 18, 2010 in Montreal.

25. Kathleen Byron

Actress | Saving Private Ryan

Kathleen Byron trained for the stage at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, beginning her work in the movies soon after she finished her training. Her early work with Michael Powell made her name in the UK. She went to Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s but found it difficult to break into the US ...

26. Lois Nettleton

Actress | In the Heat of the Night

Consummate and versatile, Lois Nettleton established a distinguished reputation as a star character actress on the stage, in films and on TV during her lengthy career. The former Miss Chicago of 1948 beauty pageant winner and Miss America semifinalist was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Her family was ...

27. Marta Gam

Actress | Casa de muñecas

Marta Gam was born in Argentina. She was an actress, known for Casa de muñecas (1980), Llévame contigo (1982) and El teatro de Irma Roy (1983). She died on January 18, 1988 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

28. Martine Époque

Director | Coda

Martine Époque was a director and producer, known for Coda (2014) and Katie Chats (2011). She died on January 18, 2018.

29. Peter Mayle

Writer | A Good Year

Peter Mayle was born on June 14, 1939 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. He was a writer, known for A Good Year (2006), A Year in Provence (1993) and Keep Off the Grass (1983). He was married to Jennie, Nicola and Pamela. He died on January 18, 2018 in France.

30. Roberta Peters

Actress | City Hall

Roberta Peters was born on May 4, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Roberta Peterman. She was an actress, known for City Hall (1996), The Voice of Firestone (1962) and Die Zauberflöte (1964). She was married to Bertram Fields and Robert Merrill. She died on January 18, 2017 in Rye, New ...

31. Rudyard Kipling

Writer | The Man Who Would Be King

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, the son of John Lockwood Kipling, a museum director and author and illustrator. This was at the height of the "British Raj", so he was brought up by Indian nurses ("ayahs"), who taught him something of the beliefs and tongues of India. He was ...

32. Rusty Hamer

Actor | Make Room for Daddy

A deadpan, freckle-faced, curly-haired child actor of the late 50s, Rusty Hamer entered films at age 5 and became a precocious TV celebrity the very next year, trading quips with top comedian Danny Thomas as his lippy, obnoxious son, on the hit sitcom, The Danny Thomas Show (1953), in 1953. Playing...

33. Sarah Marshall

Actress | Dave

Sarah Marshall was born on May 25, 1933 in London, England as Sarah Lynne Marshall. She was an actress, known for Dave (1993), The Long, Hot Summer (1958) and Star Trek (1966). She was married to Karl Held and Mel Bourne. She died on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

34. Steve Nisbett

Self | Dreadtown

Born in the lush tropical paradise of the Caribbean Island of Nevis. Steve 'Grizzly' Nisbett was a few years older than his fellow band members when he joined Steel Pulse in the middle of 1977, after experience in various soul bands, namely Penny Black, Rebel, Roy Gee and The Stax Explosion and ...

35. Sydney Greenstreet

Actor | The Maltese Falcon

Sydney Greenstreet's father was a leather merchant with eight children. Sydney left home at age 18 to make his fortune as a Ceylon tea planter, but drought forced him out of business and back to England. He managed a brewery and, to escape boredom, took acting lessons. His stage debut was as a ...

36. Wallace Reid

Actor | Carmen

The son of writer-theater producer-director-actor Hal Reid, Wallace was on stage by the age of four in the act with his parents. He spent most of his early years, not on the stage, but in private schools where he excelled in music and athletics. In 1910, his father went to the Chicago studio of "...

37. Wallis Grahn

Actress | Rederiet

Wallis Grahn was born on February 13, 1945 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was an actress, known for Rederiet (1992), Slagskämpen (1984) and Pippi Longstocking (1997). She died on January 18, 2018 in Sweden.

38. Wilfrid Brambell

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Wilfrid Brambell was born on 22 March 1912, in Dublin, Ireland. His first acting experience was when he was aged just two when he entertained wounded soldiers returning from action during the First World War. On leaving school he worked part-time as a reporter for The Irish Times and part-time as ...



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