Deaths: February 16

by bcampos862 | created - 17 Feb 2017 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

1. Nicole DeHuff

Actress | Meet the Parents

Nicole DeHuff was born on 6 January 1975 in Oklahoma. She began her acting studies at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon Acting Conservatory. Her first screen role was in the comedy hit Meet the Parents (2000), in which she co-starred with Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller. Her character (Deborah Byrnes)...

2. Dick Anthony Williams

Actor | Edward Scissorhands

Dick Anthony Williams was born on August 9, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Richard Anthony Williams. He was an actor, known for Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Jerk (1979) and Dog Day Afternoon (1975). He was married to Gloria Edwards. He died on February 16, 2012 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

3. Elyse Knox

Actress | A Wave, a WAC and a Marine

Elyse Knox, the actress best known for starring in The Mummy's Tomb (1942) and for being Heisman Award-winner Tom Harmon s wife and actor Mark Harmon's mother, was born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath on December 14, 1917 in Hartford, Connecticut, to Austrian parents Hermine Sophie (Muck) and Frederick ...

4. George 'The Animal' Steele

Actor | Ed Wood

George 'The Animal' Steele ( his professional wrestling name) was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA as William James Myers. He was a wrestling superstar in the WWF. He had a public image of a wild type of creature that chewed on the turn buckles and sported a green tongue. In the 1990s he became an ...

5. Gloria Stewart

Actress | Laugh-In

Gloria Stewart was born on March 10, 1918 in Larchmont, New York, USA as Gloria Rankin Hatrick. She was an actress, known for Laugh-In (1977), The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971) and The Jack Benny Program (1950). She was married to James Stewart and Edward Beale McLean Jr. She died on February 16, 1994 ...

8. Howard Da Silva

Actor | 1776

Howard da Silva was one of 324 actors, writers and directors who fell victim to the Hollywood blacklisting of the early 1950s, and had his career halted in the blink of an eye. Originally was a steelworker before making his stage debut at age 20 in New York. He made a name for himself on Broadway ...

9. Howard W. Koch

Producer | The Manchurian Candidate

Getting his start in the movie business in Universal's contract and playdate department in New York City, Howard W. Koch moved on to 20th Century-Fox as a film librarian and then entered production as second assistant director on The Keys of the Kingdom (1944). After many films as assistant ...

10. Jesslyn Fax

Actress | Rear Window

Jesslyn Fax was born on January 4, 1893 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was an actress, known for Rear Window (1954), Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966). She died on February 16, 1975 in Hollywood, California, USA.

11. Jim Bridwell

Camera_department | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Jim Bridwell was born on July 29, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as James Bridwell. He is known for his work on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Queens Logic (1991) and High Ice (1980). He was married to Peggy. He died on February 16, 2018 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

12. John Davis Chandler

Actor | Adventures in Babysitting

Character actor John Davis Chandler was born on January 28, 1935, in Hinton, West Virginia. He was raised in Charleston, West Virginia. Tall and thin, with fair hair, piercing blue eyes, a pale complexion and a nasal, whiny voice, Chandler specialized in portraying mean, neurotic and dangerous ...

13. Len Lesser

Actor | Kelly's Heroes

Len Lesser was born on December 3, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA as Leonard King Lesser. He was an actor, known for Kelly's Heroes (1970), How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) and Seinfeld (1989). He was married to Janice Burrell. He died on February 16, 2011 in Burbank, California, USA.

14. Lesley Gore

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

Lesley Gore was born Lesley Sue Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York City, to Ronny and Leo Goldstein, a manufacturer of children's clothes and swimwear. Her family was Jewish. She grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey. Gore hit the music scene at 17 years of age in 1963 with the teen anthem "It's My Party". ...

15. Lila Kedrova

Actress | Alexis Zorbas

Lila Kedrova was born on October 9, 1918 in Petrograd, Russia. She was an actress, known for Zorba the Greek (1964), The Tenant (1976) and Torn Curtain (1966). She was married to Richard Howard. She died on February 16, 2000 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.

17. Lorena Rojas

Actress | Corazones rotos

Lorena Rojas was born on February 10, 1971 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Seydi Lorena Rojas González. She was an actress, known for Broken Hearts (2001), El Cuerpo del Deseo (2005) and Demente Criminal (2015). She was married to Patrick Shaas. She died on February 16, 2015 in Miami, ...

18. Louise Allbritton

Actress | The Egg and I

An alumnus of the Pasadena Playhouse, Louise Allbritton's beauty and talent quickly got her jobs in the film industry, and she spent several years at Universal, where she played leads in mainly second features. She married CBS news reporter Charles Collingwood in 1946, and retired from the screen a...

19. Marceline Day

Actress | The Arm of the Law

The younger sister of actress Alice Day, Marceline Day achieved stardom in the mid-'20s, appearing opposite such stars as John Barrymore and Lon Chaney. Adept at comedy, she also starred with such top comics as Buster Keaton and Harry Langdon. Her career faltered in the early '30s, however, and she...

20. Martín Gianola

Actor | Nueve lunas

Martín Gianola was born on November 3, 1970 in Buenos Aires. He was an actor, known for Nueve lunas (1994), Como vos & yo (1998) and De gira (2005). He died on February 16, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

22. Milos Kopecký

Actor | Tajemství hradu v Karpatech

Milos Kopecký was born on August 22, 1922 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians (1981), The Outrageous Baron Munchausen (1962) and Lemonade Joe (1964). He was married to Jana Krecková and Stella Zázvorková. He died on February 16, 1996 in ...

23. Roger Bowen

Actor | MASH

Mr. Bowen was a comedic actor and novelist, best known for his portrayal of Colonel Henry Blake in the film version of MASH (1970). He often portrayed roles as a stuffy defender of the upper class and had regular roles on a number of television series. His acting career aside, Mr. Bowen always ...

24. Rusty Magee

Actor | Hannah and Her Sisters

Rusty Magee was born on August 6, 1955 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Benjamin Rush Magee. He was an actor and composer, known for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Dirt (1999) and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987). He was married to Alison Fraser. He died on February 16, 2003 in ...

25. Sandra Shaw

Actress | The Gay Nighties

Sandra Shaw was born on May 27, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Veronica Madeleine Balfe. She was an actress, known for The Gay Nighties (1933) and The Jack Benny Program (1950). She was married to Dr. John Marquis Converse and Gary Cooper. She died on February 16, 2000 in New York City, New ...

26. Sharon Disney

Self | One Hour in Wonderland

Sharon Disney was born on December 21, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Sharon Mae Disney. She was an actress, known for One Hour in Wonderland (1950). She was married to Robert Brown and William Lund. She died on February 16, 1993 in Santa Monica, California.

27. Smiley Burnette

Actor | The Fighting Frontiersman

Smiley worked on a local radio station and in Vaudeville after high school. Always interested in music, he was friends with Gene Autry and worked with him on the radio show "The National Barn Dance". When Westerns became a big draw with sound, the studios were always on the lookout for singing ...



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