Deaths: February 26

by bcampos862 | created - 27 Feb 2017 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

1. Fernandel

Actor | Don Camillo

The apocryphal biography of Fernand Contandin tells the invention of his artistic name Fernandel by his sister-in-law ("Voici le Fernand d'elles"). At the beginning of the thirties he became a typical actor of the comedy genre: popular, common, likable and with a concealed grain of drama. Marc ...

2. Benjamin Melniker

Producer | The Spirit

Benjamin Melniker was born on May 25, 1913 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on The Spirit (2008), National Treasure (2004) and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993). He was married to Shirley Gross and Jean Brody. He died on February 26, 2018 in Roslyn Harbor, Long Island, New ...

3. Bill Hicks

Producer | Ninja Bachelor Party

Born in Georgia but raised in Houston since the age of 7, this self-described "Prince of Darkness" was compelled to use the comedy stage as his philosophic soapbox. At 13, he would sneak out of his suburban house to hustle his way onto open-mike night rosters. In two brief decades, Hicks worked his...

4. Constance Ford

Actress | A Summer Place

Constance Ford began her career in television in the 1950s, performing in live television dramas on Studio One in Hollywood (1948), Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950), Goodyear Playhouse (1951), and other acclaimed series, and playing recurring characters in four afternoon serials; "Rose Peabody" in ...

5. David Doyle

Actor | Capricorn One

David Fitzgerald Doyle was born in Lincoln, Nebraska December 1, 1929. He was the son of Mary Ruth Fitzgerald and Lewis Raymond (Lum) Doyle, a prominent Lincoln attorney. His maternal grandfather was John Fitzgerald, a prominent banker and railroad builder in Nebraska. His paternal grandfather was ...

6. Dringue Farías

Actor | Dringue, Castrito y la lámpara de Aladino

Dringue Farías was born on March 12, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Juan Manuel Farías Torterolo. He was an actor, known for Dringue, Castrito y la lámpara de Aladino (1954), La mujer y el jockey (Hipódromo) (1939) and Buenos Aires a la vista (1950). He died on February 26, 1980 ...

7. Edward G. Robinson Jr.

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Edward G. Robinson Jr. was born on March 19, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Some Like It Hot (1959), Get Smart (1965) and Invasion, U.S.A. (1952). He was married to Nan Elizabeth Morris, Ruth Elaine Menold Conte and Frances Chisholm. He died on February 26, 1974 ...

8. Eric Feldary

Actor | Hold Back the Dawn

More on cause of death: Eric Feldary died of burns suffered when a gas explosion wrecked his West Hollywood home. Feldary, 55, was taken to a hospital with second and third degree burns over more than 50 per cent of his body. A sheriff's deputy who investigated the blast said Feldary told him he ...

9. Frieda Inescort

Actress | Pride and Prejudice

Tall, dark and regal Frieda Inescort's placid loveliness and dignified patrician features bode her well in Hollywood during the late 30s and 40s. Born on June 29, 1901, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the stage-established actress didn't arrive in Hollywood until age 34 (then considered too late for ...

10. Harry Bartell

Actor | Dragnet

Harry Bartell was born on November 28, 1913 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Dragnet (1951), The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He died on February 26, 2004 in Ashland, Oregon, USA.

11. Joseph Wapner

Actor | Sliders

Joseph Wapner was born on November 15, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joseph Albert Wapner. He was an actor, known for Sliders (1995), The People's Court (1981) and The People Next Door (1989). He was married to Mildred (Mickey) Nebenzahl. He died on February 26, 2017 in Los Angeles.

12. Lawrence Tierney

Actor | Reservoir Dogs

Legendary Hollywood "tough guy", on screen and off. Remembered as the title character in Dillinger (1945) and as the consummately brutal lover of Claire Trevor in Born to Kill (1947). Notorious also for his frequent, well-publicized past involvements in public altercations - like barroom brawls - ...

14. Mies Bouwman

Writer | Telebingo

Mies Bouwman was born on December 31, 1929 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands as Maria Antoinette Bouwman. She was a writer and actress, known for Telebingo (1978), Martijn en de magiër (1979) and Moordspel (1987). She was married to Leen Timp. She died on February 26, 2018 in Amsterdam.

15. Minerva Urecal

Actress | The Ape Man

A stage actress, Urecal made her screen debut in 1934. For the remainder of her career and two hundred plus movies, she played cleaning women, landladies, shopkeepers and the like. She was known as a Marjorie Main type actress and later went on to a career in television playing in such shows as "...

16. Pablo Palitos

Actor | A Voz do Carnaval

Pablo Palitos was born on February 8, 1906 in Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain as Pedro Pablo Senger. He was an actor, known for A Voz do Carnaval (1933), El ladrón canta boleros (1950) and Hay que educar a Niní (1940). He was married to de la Paz Lechuga, María. He died on February 26, 1989 ...

17. Paul De Meo

Writer | The Rocketeer

Paul De Meo was born on June 4, 1953 as Paul James De Meo. He was a writer and producer, known for The Rocketeer (1991), The Flash (1990) and Viper (1994). He was married to Lauren Glassman. He died on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Peter Miles

Actor | Blake's 7

Peter Miles is a British actor and singer. His acting work includes performances with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the UK's most prestigious theatre organization, the Royal Shakespeare Company. However, he is most famous for his appearances on British television, which include three ...

19. Richard Devon

Actor | Magnum Force

Richard Devon wanted to be an actor from the time he was in first grade and played a small part in a school production. After finishing high school he answered a small ad in a Los Angeles newspaper for a school that offered training to the novice actor. This drama school, "Stage Eight", allowed him...

20. Sean Lavery

The Nutcracker

He trained at the Pennsylvania Ballet School and joined the San Francisco Ballet. He took classes at NY City Ballet's School of American Ballet, joining the company in 1977 and becoming a principal the following year.

21. Tatyana Karpova

Actress | Tyoshcha

Tatyana Karpova was born on January 17, 1916 in Kharkov, Kharkov Governorate, Russian Empire as Tatyana Mikhaylovna Karpova. She was an actress, known for Tyoshcha (1974), Na podmostkakh stseny (1956) and Igra bez pravil (1965). She was married to Dmitry Dolgopolsky, Evgeny Alexandrovich, ...

22. Tony Young

Actor | Quantum Leap

As the son of radio, TV and film character actor Carleton G. Young, dark, dexterous and good-looking Tony Young was exposed early on to the machinations of the Hollywood industry. Born in New York in 1937, he was raised in Hollywood after his father's on-camera character work increased. Although ...

23. Wende Wagner

Actress | Rosemary's Baby

Beautiful, vibrant-looking 60s actress Wende Wagner (her real name) was born in Connecticut in 1941. Of French, German and Native American heritage, her exotic looks would later serve her well on TV and in motion pictures. She inherited her athletic genes from her parents; her father was a former ...

24. Wendy Richard

Actress | Are You Being Served?

Wendy Richard was born on July 20, 1943 in Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England as Wendy Emerton. She was an actress, known for Are You Being Served? (1972), Are You Being Served? (1977) and Gumshoe (1971). She was married to John Burns, Paul Glorney, Will Thorpe and Len Black. She died on February 26...

Recently Viewed