Deaths: March 30

by bcampos862 | created - 31 Mar 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Bobby Driscoll

Actor | Peter Pan

Bobby Driscoll was a natural-born actor. Discovered by chance at the age of five-and-a-half in a barber shop in Altadena, CA. and then convincing in anything he ever undertook on the movie screen and on television throughout his career spanning 17 years (1943-1960). Includes such notable movie ...

2. Alistair Cooke

Writer | America

British-born American journalist and broadcaster. Cooke was born in Salford, Manchester: his father was an iron-fitter and Methodist lay-preacher. He grew up in Blackpool where his parents ran a guest house. Here he first came into contact with Americans, in the form of GIs on their way to fight in...

3. Bill Maynard

Actor | Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt

Actor and comedian fondly remembered as the curmudgeonly reprobate Claude Jeremiah Greengrass in the long-running nostalgic police drama Heartbeat (1992). Greengrass had been written as a minor background character, but -- given a fair amount of latitude for interpreting his part -- Maynard was ...

4. David Sharpe

Actor | Social Error

He made his first appearance before the camera at the age of 14 in Douglas Fairbanks's Robin Hood (1922) Young Dave became the National A.A.U. tumbling champion in 1925 and 1926. Still in his teens, he began taking bit parts in films. His big break came in Masked Emotions (1929). It led him to a ...

5. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Soundtrack | The Autobiography of a 'Jeep'

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was born on August 4, 1900 in St. Paul's Waldenbury, Hertfordshire, England as Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon. She was married to King George VI. She died on March 30, 2002 in Windsor, Berkshire, England.

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

6. Gary Morton

Actor | Lenny

Gary Morton was a comedian who worked the famed "Borscht Belt" of resorts in the Catskills Mountains. Never as talented nor as renowned as such fellow Borscht Belt comics like Milton Berle, whom he caricatured in one of his few film roles in Lenny (1974), Morton nonetheless was personally popular ...

7. Gilbert Baker

Actor | Milk

Gilbert Baker was born on June 2, 1951 in Chanute, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Milk (2008) and Key West: City of Colors (2004). He died on March 30, 2017 in New York City, New York, USA.

8. Harold Peary

Actor | Gildersleeve's Ghost

A talented singer as a child, Peary later went into radio in 1925. By 1929, he had his own radio show and got his big break in 1935 when he was cast in the Fibber McGee and Molly Show as Throckmorton Gildersleeve. In 1939, Peary was making a personal appearance in a theatre promoting the Fibber ...

9. James Cagney

Actor | The Roaring Twenties

One of Hollywood's preeminent male stars of all time, James Cagney was also an accomplished dancer and easily played light comedy. James Francis Cagney was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, to Carolyn (Nelson) and James Francis Cagney, Sr., who was a bartender and amateur ...

10. Joe Yule

Actor | Jiggs and Maggie Out West

Joe Yule was born on April 30, 1892 in Glasgow, Scotland as Ninnian Joseph Ewell. He was an actor, known for Jiggs and Maggie Out West (1950), Jiggs and Maggie in Court (1948) and Bringing Up Father (1946). He was married to Leota Hullinger and Nell Ruth Waite "Nellie W." Carter. He died on March ...

11. Kate O'Mara

Actress | Doctor Who

Kate O'Mara was born Frances Meredith Carroll on August 10, 1939 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. A hard-looking brunette with high cheekbones, Kate was the daughter of actress Hazel Bainbridge and John Carroll and prodded into performing as a child. Educated at the Aida Foster School, she ...

13. Matt Willis

Actor | The Return of the Vampire

After a long film career, he lived a quiet, sober life, returning to his boyhood home area. In 1965 he was employed as an advertising salesman for WQVA, a radio station in Quantico Va. under the supervision of Rick Miller, Sales Manager/Sports Director. He lived with his wife and son Hunter in a ...

14. Michael Jeter

Actor | Open Range

Michael Jeter was born on August 26, 1952 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for Open Range (2003), The Green Mile (1999) and Jurassic Park III (2001). He was married to Sean Blue. He died on March 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

15. Mitch Hedberg

Actor | Almost Famous

Mitch Hedberg was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on February 24, 1968. He began his stand-up career in Florida, and after a period of honing his skills there he moved to Seattle and began touring. He soon appeared on MTV's "Comikaze", then a 1996 appearance on Late Night with David Letterman (1982) ...

16. Peter Whitney

Actor | The Big Heat

The name may have you scratchin' your head a bit while searchin' for your nearby trivia book, but oh...that intimidating face is so familiar. Peter Whitney's over-powering frame, swarthy looks, bushy brows and maniacal look in his eye made him one of the most fearsome character actors to lump ...

17. Phil Ramone

Music_department | Flashdance

Phil Ramone was born on January 5, 1934 in South Africa as Philip Ramone. He is known for his work on Flashdance (1983), Ghostbusters (1984) and Sleeper (1973). He was married to Karen Ichiuji-Ramone and Karen. He died on March 30, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

18. Ramsay Ames

Actress | The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West

Ramsay Ames was born on March 30, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as Ramsay Phillips. She was an actress, known for The Vigilante: Fighting Hero of the West (1947), Beauty and the Bandit (1946) and Below the Deadline (1946). She was married to Dale Wasserman. She died on March 30, 1998 in ...

19. Robert Z'Dar

Actor | Tango & Cash

Robert Z'Dar was born Robert James Zdarsky on June 3, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He caught the acting bug while attending Proviso West High School in Hillside. He received a BFA from Arizona State University. Prior to acting Z'Dar was a singer/keyboardist/guitar player for the Chicago-based rock ...

20. Rose Hamlin

Soundtrack | After Hours

Rose Hamlin was born on July 21, 1945 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA as Rosalie Méndez Hamlin. She was married to Noah Tafolla. She died on March 30, 2017 in New Mexico, USA.

Rosie Hamlin

21. Sammy Stein

Actor | Modern Times

Sammy Stein was born on April 1, 1905 in New York City, New York, USA as Samuel Stein. He was an actor, known for Modern Times (1936), The Veils of Bagdad (1953) and Public Enemies (1941). He died on March 30, 1966 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

22. Selmer Jackson

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

Selmer Jackson was born on May 7, 1888 in Lake Mills, Iowa, USA as Selmer Adolph Jackson. He was an actor, known for The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Left Over Ladies (1931) and Undercover Agent (1939). He was married to Estil S. Jackson. He died on March 30, 1971 in Burbank, California, USA.

23. Ted Jordan

Actor | Walking Tall

Ted Jordan was born on May 23, 1924 in Circleville, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on Walking Tall (1973), The Magical World of Disney (1954) and The Wrecking Crew (1968). He was married to Lili St. Cyr. He died on March 30, 2005 in Palm Desert, California, USA.

24. Terry Wilson

Actor | Westworld

Actor and stuntman Terry Wilson was born on September 3, 1923 in Huntington Park, California. A football star during his high school days, Wilson originally planned on becoming a veterinarian and attended California Polytechnic School on a football scholarship. Terry enlisted and served in the ...

25. Timi Yuro

Soundtrack | Legend

Timi Yuro was born on August 4, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rosemarie Timotea Auro. She was married to Robert Selnick. She died on March 30, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

26. William Hayes

Producer | The Living Swamp

Co-founder of Executive Business Management and the law firm Hayes & Hume.



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