Deaths: March 15

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1. Nate Dogg

Soundtrack | I Spy

Nate Dogg was born on August 19, 1969 in Long Beach, California, USA as Nathaniel Dwayne Hale. He was married to La Toya. He died on March 15, 2011 in Long Beach.

2. Alice Backes

Actress | Gable and Lombard

A long long career. 140 roles in films ('I Want to Live', 'The Glory Guys', 'The Cat from Outer Space'...) and on television ('Bachelor Father', 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents', 'Lux Video Theatre'...). And many many radio shows ('This Is Your FBI', 'Dangerous Assignment', 'Suspense, 'The Whistler '......

3. Ann Sothern

Actress | The Whales of August

Ann Sothern's film career started as an extra in 1927. Originally a redhead, she began to bleach her hair blonde for comedy roles. After working at MGM and on Broadway, Ann was signed by Columbia Pictures for Let's Fall in Love (1933). The next year she would work with Eddie Cantor in his hit Kid ...

4. Aristotle Onassis

Self | Jetset in den Sixties - Das süße Leben der Schönen und Reichen

Aristole Onassis was an ethnic Greek born in Smyrna in the Ottoman Empire in what is now Turkey, who became a billionaire shipping tycoon when the number of billionaires could be counted on one hand. He is known to history as the second husband of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

He was the son of ...

5. Blanquita Amaro

Actress | Una cubana en España

Blanquita Amaro was born on June 30, 1923 in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. She was an actress, known for Una cubana en España (1951), Summer Hotel (1944) and Bella, la salvaje (1953). She died on March 15, 2007 in Miami, Florida, USA.

7. Clarissa Dickson Wright

Actress | Absolutely Fabulous

Clarissa Dickson Wright was an English celebrity chef, television personality, businesswoman and a former barrister. She was best known as one half, along with Jennifer Paterson, of the incredibly popular television series, Two Fat Ladies. Having trained as a lawyer, Dickson Wright was the youngest...

8. David Brenner

Actor | Worth Winning

David Brenner was born on February 4, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as David Norris Brenner. He was an actor and writer, known for Worth Winning (1989), Snip (1976) and Theory of a Deadman: Not Meant to Be (2009). He was married to Ruth Davey, Elizabeth Slater and Geraldine (Geri) Judith ...

9. Don Durant

Soundtrack | Johnny Ringo

The "fastest gun in all the West" and the poster boy for "tall, dark and handsome:, Don Durant was best known for his title role in the CBS western series Johnny Ringo (1959). Born Donald Allison Durae on November 20, 1932, in Long Beach, California, he spent some of his youth in Riverside as well ...

10. Enrique Morea

Producer | All for Tennis

Enrique Morea is a producer, known for All for Tennis (2003) and Red Clay Heroes (2016).

11. Erwin C. Dietrich

Producer | Gefangene Frauen

Erwin C. Dietrich was the most successful and influential movie "entrepreneur" in Switzerland for decades. Already in his teenage years he was interested in movies and observed all happenings in Hollywood from his home in St. Gallen. He quit his dream of becoming an actor rather early on and ...

12. Gail Davis

Actress | Six Gun Mesa

Hailed by Gene Autry as the 'perfect western actress', diminutive, pig-tailed Betty Jeanne Grayson had all the genre's prerequisite attributes. The daughter of a prominent Arkansas physician (who went on to became State Health Officer), she had been trained in drama and dance at the University of ...

13. H.P. Lovecraft

Writer | Re-Animator

Born in Providence, Lovecraft was a sickly child whose parents died insane. When he was 16, he wrote the astronomy column in the Providence Tribune. Between 1908 and 1923, he wrote short stories for Weird Tales magazine, among others. He died in Providence, in poverty, on March 15, 1937. His most ...

14. H.W. Gim

Actor | True Grit

H.W. Gim was born on January 22, 1908 in China as Hom Wing Gim. He was an actor, known for True Grit (1969), Paint Your Wagon (1969) and I Spy (1965). He died on March 15, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

15. Joe Gray

The Leather Saint

Joe Gray was born on May 5, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Leather Saint (1956), Flesh and Fury (1952) and The Miracle Kid (1941). He died on March 15, 1971 in Mexico.

16. Kay Harding

Actress | The Mummy's Curse

Kay Harding was born on January 5, 1924 in Cushing, Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for The Mummy's Curse (1944), The Scarlet Claw (1944) and Weird Woman (1944). She was married to Donald Patterson. She died on March 15, 1984 in Santa Clara, California, USA.

17. Larry Thor

Actor | The Amazing Colossal Man

Larry Thor was born on August 27, 1916 in Lundar, Manitoba, Canada as Arnleifur Lawrence Thorsteinson. He was an actor and writer, known for The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), Zero Hour! (1957) and The Fast and the Furious (1954). He was married to Jean Howell. He died on March 15, 1976 in Santa ...

19. Michael Getler

Self | Now with Bill Moyers

Michael Getler was born on November 13, 1935 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Sandra Curhan. He died on March 15, 2018 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

20. Mike Porcaro

Music_department | Dune

Mike Porcaro was born on May 29, 1955 in South Windsor, Connecticut, USA as Michael Joseph Porcaro. He is known for his work on Dune (1984), American Heart (1992) and Inside Moves (1980). He was married to Cheryl. He died on March 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. Miles Malleson

Actor | Kind Hearts and Coronets

Actor, playwright and screenwriter Miles Malleson's list of credits reads like a history of British cinema in the first half of the 20th century. Born in Croydon in Surrey, he attended Brighton College in Sussex before studying at Cambridge University with the intention of becoming a schoolmaster. ...

22. Paul Cavanagh

Actor | Tarzan and His Mate

Cambridge-educated Paul Cavanagh appeared in pictures as the epitome of the debonair, well-dressed Englishman. The former barrister and Royal Canadian Mountie turned to acting in 1924 and had a starring role on Broadway in 'Scotland Yard' (1929). His film career began in 1928 and lasted just over ...

23. Polly Walters

Actress | Blonde Crazy

Polly Walters was born on January 15, 1913 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Maud Walters. She was an actress, known for Blonde Crazy (1931), Smart Money (1931) and Young Bride (1932). She died on March 15, 1994 in New York City, New York, USA.

24. René Clair

Writer | Le silence est d'or

René Clair was born on November 11, 1898 in Paris, France as René-Lucien Chomette. He was a writer and director, known for Man About Town (1947), The Grand Maneuver (1955) and Beauties of the Night (1952). He was married to Bronia Clair. He died on March 15, 1981 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, ...

25. Ron Silver

Actor | Timecop

Ron Silver was born on July 2, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Ronald Arthur Silver. He was an actor and director, known for Timecop (1994), Reversal of Fortune (1990) and Find Me Guilty (2006). He was married to Lynne Miller. He died on March 15, 2009 in New York City.

26. Rosita Contreras

Actress | Melodías porteñas

Rosita Contreras was born on March 15, 1913 in Argentina. She was an actress, known for Melodías porteñas (1937), La canción que tú cantabas (1939) and Noches de carnaval (1938). She died in 1962 in Argentina.

27. Sally Forrest

Actress | While the City Sleeps

Sally's parents were both amateur ballroom dancers, so it was no surprise when Sally developed an interest in dancing. She entered dance classes by the first grade and was signed by MGM upon her graduation from high school. In 1945, she moved with her parents to Hollywood, where Sally worked on the...

28. Silvio Oltra

Silvio Oltra was born on February 26, 1958 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Silvio Héctor Oltra. He died on March 15, 1995 in Ramallo, Buenos Aires.

29. Stuart Rosenberg

Director | Cool Hand Luke

Stuart Rosenberg was born on August 11, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and producer, known for Cool Hand Luke (1967), Question 7 (1961) and The Defenders (1961). He was married to Margot Pohoryles. He died on March 15, 2007 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...

30. Sylvia Anderson

Writer | Thunderbird 6

Sylvia Anderson is the co-creator of a string of hit TV shows through the late 1950s, 1960s and 70s. Her most memorable contribution as an actress is the voice of Lady Penelope from Thunderbirds - one of many series she co-created with former husband Gerry Anderson. Sylvia's talents are evident in ...

31. Thora Hird

Actress | Lost for Words

In a career than spanned eight decades, Thora Hird was widely-regarded as one of Britain's finest character actresses. She made over 100 films as well as starring in a host of TV comedies and, as a straight actress, excelled in the works of playwright Alan Bennett. Even in her 90s, she was working ...

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