Deaths: February 18

by bcampos862 | created - 19 Feb 2017 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

1. Idrissa Ouedraogo

Director | Yaaba

Idrissa Ouedraogo was born on January 21, 1954 in Banfora, Upper Volta. He was a director and writer, known for Yaaba (1989), The Law (1990) and Samba Traoré (1992). He died on February 18, 2018 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

2. Alain Robbe-Grillet

Writer | Un bruit qui rend fou

Born in Brest, France, in 1922, Alain Robbe-Grillet initially studied mathematics and biology. He graduated from the Paris-based Institut National Agronomique (National Institute of Agronomy) in 1945 and embarked on a career of scientific research in the tropics and in France. Then at age 30 he ...

3. Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat

Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat was born on August 15, 1921 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She died on February 18, 2012 in Buenos Aires.

4. Andy Devine

Actor | Robin Hood

Rotund comic character actor of American films. Born Andrew Vabre Devine in Flagstaff, Arizona, the later-to-be Rotund comic character actor was raised in nearby Kingman, Arizona, the son of Irish-American hotel operator Thomas Devine and his wife Amy. Devine was an able athlete as a student and ...

5. Angela Raiola

Actress | Scary Movie 5

Angela Raiola was born on June 30, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Angela Joyce Raiola. She was an actress, known for Scary Movie 5 (2013), Big Ang (2012) and Staten Island Summer (2015). She was married to Neil Murphy. She died on February 18, 2016 in New York City, New York.

6. Ariel Ramírez

Soundtrack | Buongiorno, notte

Ariel Ramírez was born on September 4, 1921 in Santa Fe, Argentina. He was an actor and composer, known for Good Morning, Night (2003), The Best Movie (2008) and The Bridge in the Jungle (1970). He was married to Norma Inés Cuello de Ramírez and Inés Cuello de Ramirez. He died on February 18, 2010 ...

7. Balthus

Self | Ettore Sottsass - Der Sinn der Dinge

Balthus was born on February 29, 1908 in Paris, France as Balthasar Klossowski de Rola. He was an actor, known for Ettore Sottsass - Der Sinn der Dinge (2007), Alberto Giacometti - Die Augen am Horizont (2007) and Balthus - Glatte, reiche Schönheit (2003). He was married to Setsuko Ideta and ...

8. Clyde Stubblefield

Music_department | Superbad

Clyde Stubblefield was born on April 18, 1943 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. He was married to Jody Hannon. He died on February 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

9. Dale Earnhardt

Actor | BASEketball

Ralph Dale Earnhardt, born April 29, 1951, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, was the son of NASCAR Grand National champion Ralph Earnhardt and his wife Martha. His Winston Cup career started with a bang, winning the Rookie of the Year in 1979 and his first of his championships in 1980, to date the ...

10. Didier Lockwood

Music_department | Astérix & Obélix contre César

Didier Lockwood was born on February 11, 1956 in Calais, France. He is known for his work on Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999), Max & Jeremie (1992) and Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul (2010). He was married to Patricia Petibon and Caroline Casadesus. He died on February 18, 2018 in ...

11. Elspet Gray

Actress | Four Weddings and a Funeral

Elspet Gray was born on April 12, 1929 in Inverness, Inverness Shire, Scotland as Elspeth Jean MacGregor-Gray. She was an actress, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Six with Rix (1972) and Doctor Who (1963). She was married to Brian Rix. She died on February 18, 2013 in London, England.

12. Günter Blobel

Self | Beckmann

Günter Blobel was born on May 21, 1936 in Waltersdorf, Lower Silesia, Germany as Günter Klaus-Joachim Blobel. He was married to Laura Maioglio. He died on February 18, 2018 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

13. Harry Caray

Soundtrack | Undercover Boss

Harry Caray was born on March 1, 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Harry Christopher Carabina. He was an actor, known for Undercover Boss (2010), 1964 World Series (1964) and 1968 World Series (1968). He was married to Dolores "Dutchie" Goldmann, Marian Binkin and Dorothy Kanz. He died on ...

14. Jack Lambert

Actor | The Killers

American character actor specializing in tough guys and heavies. A native of Yonkers, New York. He worked on the Broadway stage and then became an increasingly familiar figure in Westerns and crime dramas, after World War II. Although almost as familiar a presence in films as his contemporaries ...

15. Jack Tornek

Actor | North of the Rockies

Jack Tornek was born on January 2, 1887 in Minsk, Russian Empire as Issy Targownik. He is known for his work on North of the Rockies (1942), Schlitz Playhouse (1951) and Bombs and Banknotes (1917). He died on February 18, 1974 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

16. Jacqueline Hill

Actress | Doctor Who

Born in 17 December 1929, Jacqueline Hill was orphaned as a toddler and raised by her grandparents. She was taken out of school at the age of 14 to enable her younger brother to continue. She then worked at Cadbury's, which had an amateur dramatics society. She was encouraged to apply for, and was ...

17. Leopoldo Lugones

Writer | La guerra gaucha

It is believed that his son Polo, the chief of police during Uriburu's dictatorship, was the creator of the picana and the one who introduced it as a method of torture.

18. Louis Wolheim

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

It was Lionel Barrymore who gave Louis Wolheim (Cornell '07) his start as an actor. Wolheim had had his face more or less smashed in and his nose nicely fractured while playing on a scrub Cornell football team. Later as a Cornell Instructor he found life none too easy. He had worked off and on as ...

19. Maggie McNamara

Actress | The Moon Is Blue

Maggie McNamara -- with her brown hair in a ponytail -- arrives in Rome in Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) expecting great things to happen. Petite and slender, she looks almost like a schoolgirl in her prim blue suit. She is bright and vivacious and goes for what she wants -- a proposal from "...

20. Monte Blue

Actor | Key Largo

Stalwart, durable Monte Blue, a romantic leading man of the silent days, was born January 11, 1887, as Gerard Monte Blue (some sources indicate 1890, but his mother's application for his admission to the Soldier's and Sailor's Orphan's Home lists his birth date as January 11, 1887). Various sources...

21. Nazif Mujic

Actor | Epizoda u zivotu beraca zeljeza

Nazif Mujic was an actor, known for An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013). He died on February 18, 2018 in Svatovac, Bosnia.

22. Noam Pitlik

Director | Barney Miller

Noam Pitlik was born on November 4, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a director and actor, known for Barney Miller (1975), Taxi (1978) and The Home Court (1995). He was married to Susan Whittaker, Linda Hirsch and Jesse Blostein. He died on February 18, 1999 in Los Angeles, ...

24. Ralph Graves

Actor | Rich Men's Sons

Ralph Graves was born on January 23, 1900 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Ralph Horsburgh. He was an actor and writer, known for Rich Men's Sons (1927), Ticket to a Crime (1934) and Flight (1929). He was married to Betty Flournoy, Marjorie Seaman and Virginia Goodwin. He died on February 18, 1977 in ...

25. Richard Bright

Actor | Once Upon a Time in America

Fair complexioned, cold-eyed actor Richard Bright has notched up an impressive array of character performances of often shifty, or deadly characters on the wrong side of the law. First came to attention as a burglar in the engrossing The Panic in Needle Park (1971), and then followed it the ...

26. Robert Rossen

Writer | The Hustler

Robert Rossen was born on March 16, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Rosen. He was a writer and director, known for The Hustler (1961), All the King's Men (1949) and Lilith (1964). He was married to Susan Siegal. He died on February 18, 1966 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Sonia Graham

Actress | Within These Walls

Born in Croydon in 1929 as Sonia Mary Biddlecombe, Graham won a scholarship at the age of sixteen to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She played in rep theatre in Preston, Farnham, Leatherhead and Wolverhampton; with the Old Vic in London and on a tour of South Africa. Her other ...



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