Deaths: March 5

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1. Patsy Cline

Soundtrack | Assassin's Creed

Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932 in Winchester, Virginia. Her brush with show business came at age four when she won a prize in an amateur tap dancing contest. By the time she entered grade school, her family was fully aware of her musical talent. On her eighth ...

2. Albert Maysles

Cinematographer | Grey Gardens

Albert Maysles was born on November 26, 1926 in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Albert Harry Maysles. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Grey Gardens (1975), Salesman (1969) and Gimme Shelter (1970). He was married to Gillian Walker. He died on March 5, 2015 in Manhattan, ...

3. Alberto Granado

Writer | Diarios de motocicleta

Alberto Granado was born on August 8, 1922 in Hernando, Córdoba, Argentina as Alberto Granado Jimenez. He was a writer and cinematographer, known for The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Un pedazo de mí (1989) and La huella del doctor Ernesto Guevara (2013). He was married to Delia Maria Duque ...

4. Alberto Olmedo

Actor | Mi mujer no es mi señora

Alberto Olmedo was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, on August 24, 1933. He began to work from 6 years old (at a greengrocer's shop); he had a very hard childhood. Olmedo or "El negro" - this way his family and friends were saying to him, not have time to dream of being an actor. He had to ...

5. André S. Labarthe

Director | Vincent van Gogh à Paris: Repérages

André S. Labarthe was born on December 18, 1931 in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France as André Sylvain Labarthe. He was a director and writer, known for Vincent van Gogh à Paris: Repérages (1988), Breathless (1960) and Vivre Sa Vie (1962). He died on March 5, 2018 in ...

6. Billy De Wolfe

Actor | Tea for Two

Most certainly egged on by the dandified antics of an Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore and/or Franklin Pangborn, burlesque clown Billy DeWolfe in turn gave obvious inspiration to such effete cutups as Paul Lynde and Charles Nelson Reilly. Billy's life was one hundred percent show business from ...

7. Brenda de Banzie

Actress | Hobson's Choice

The daughter of a musical conductor, fair-haired, matronly Brenda de Banzie appeared in just a handful of films. As the result of two outstanding performances she became an unexpected star when well into her middle age. Brenda first came to public notice as a sixteen year old chorine on the London ...

8. Charles B. Pierce

Director | The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, Part II

Charles Bryant Pierce was an independent filmmaker from Arkansas whose movies have become cult classics. Films that he wrote, directed and/or produced were not only made in Arkansas with local actors but also drew their inspiration from Arkansas themes. He is believed to be the source of one of the...

9. Cyril Smith

Actor | The Frog

Cyril Smith was born on April 4, 1892 in Peterhead, Scotland as Cyril Edward Bruce-Smith. He was an actor, known for The Frog (1937), The Good Companions (1933) and Panic in the Parlor (1956). He was married to Anne L. Rendall and Edith Avern. He died on March 5, 1963 in London, England.

10. Dirk Shafer

Writer | Circuit

Born in Carbondale, Illinois, (but raised in Oklahoma), Dirk first came to public attention when he appeared at age 27, in a photo-spread in Playgirl Magazine's "Holiday 1990" issue. This handsome, hairy-chested blond proved unusually popular with readers and when given a chance to select 1992's "...

11. Donald Woods

Actor | Frisco Kid

Donald Woods, a prolific cinema and television character actor whose career spanned 75 films and 150 TV programs over 40 years, was born Ralph L. Zink on December 2, 1906, in Brandon, Manitoba. (He legally changed his name to Donald Woods in 1945.) His family eventually departed Canada for ...

12. Fred Weintraub

Producer | Enter the Dragon

Fred Weintraub was born on April 27, 1928 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Fred Robert Weintraub. He was a producer and writer, known for Enter the Dragon (1973), A Dirty Knight's Work (1976) and Hot Potato (1976). He was married to Jackie Weintraub. He died on March 5, 2017 in Pacific ...

13. Gary Merrill

Actor | All About Eve

Gary Merrill was born August 2, 1915, in Hartford, Connecticut. He began his career acting in summer stock plays. He married Barbara Leeds, an actress, and then served a brief stint in the army. After the army, he landed in New York, where he was chosen to join the already popular play "Born ...

14. Geoff Edwards

Actor | Drive

Geoff Edwards was born on February 13, 1931 in Westfield, New Jersey, USA as Geoffrey Bruce Owen Edwards. He was an actor, known for Drive (1997), WUSA (1970) and Jackpot (1974). He was married to Michael Feffer and Suzanne Weaver Ford. He died on March 5, 2014 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

15. Hank Rieger

Self | The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Hank Rieger was born on September 20, 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Henry Rieger. He was married to Deborah Hays. He died on March 5, 2014 in Oceanside, California, USA.

16. Herbert Mundin

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Herbert Mundin was born on August 21, 1898 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England as Herbert Thomas Mundin. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), David Copperfield (1935) and Chandu the Magician (1932). He was married to Ann Shaw and Hilda Frances Hoyes. He died on March 5, ...

17. Hugo Chávez

Self | The War on Democracy

Hugo Chávez was born on July 28, 1954 in Sabaneta, Venezuela as Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías. He was married to Marisabel Rodríguez and Nancy Colmenares. He died on March 5, 2013 in Caracas, Venezuela.

18. James Douglas

Actor | Peyton Place

James Douglas was born on May 20, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Stanley Douglas Johnson. He was an actor, known for Peyton Place (1964), Peyton Place: The Next Generation (1985) and Threshold (1981). He was married to Dawn Busby. He died on March 5, 2016 in Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA.

19. Jay Silverheels

Actor | The Lone Ranger

Jay Silverheels was born on Canada's Six Nation's Reserve and was one of 10 children. He was a star lacrosse player and a boxer before he entered films as a stuntman in 1938. He worked in a number of films through the 1940s before gaining notice as the Osceola brother in a Humphrey Bogart film Key ...

20. John Belushi

Actor | Saturday Night Live

John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was ...

21. Joseph Stalin

Actor | Ostrov myortvykh

Joseph Stalin (a code name meaning "Man of Steel") was born Iosif (Joseph) Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in 1879 in Gori, Georgia, the Transcaucasian part of the Russian Empire. His father was a cobbler named Vissarion Dzhugashvili, a drunkard who beat him badly and frequently and left the family ...

22. Juan Castro

Self | Kaos en la ciudad

Juan Castro was born on September 27, 1970 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as Juan Alberto Castro. He died on March 5, 2004 in Buenos Aires.

23. Kjerstin Dellert

Actress | Nisse och Greta

Kjerstin Dellert was born on November 4, 1925 in Stockholm, Sweden. She was an actress, known for Nisse och Greta (1975), Läderlappen (1958) and Möte med livet (1952). She was married to Nils Åke Häggbom and Carl-Olof Bergh. She died on March 5, 2018 in Solna, Stockholms län, Sweden.

24. Lolo Ferrari

Actress | Quasimodo d'El Paris

Lolo Ferrari, born Eve Valois, was famous - or infamous - as having undergone more plastic surgery than any other porn star. She had her face lifted, her eyes reshaped, her lips thickened and, most famously, a series of silicone injections ballooned her breasts out to 71 inches, and a ...

25. Luis Villoro

Writer | En el pais de Alicia

Luis Villoro was born on November 3, 1922 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He was an actor and writer, known for En el pais de Alicia (1985), La sunamita (1965) and Amor amor amor (1965). He died on March 5, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico.

26. Maurice Jouvet

Actor | El botón

Maurice Jouvet was born on February 3, 1923 in Hendaye, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. He was an actor, known for El botón (1969), Destino para dos (1968) and Nueve lunas (1994). He was married to Nelly Beltrán. He died on March 5, 1999 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

27. Mischa Auer

Actor | My Man Godfrey

Mischa Auer, the American screen's supreme exponent of the "Mad Russian" stereotype so dear to Yankee hearts before and after World War II, was born Mischa Ounskowsky on November 17, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia, the grandson of violinist Leopold Auer, whose surname he took when he became a ...

28. Philip Madoc

Actor | The Avengers

Philip Madoc was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, and attended Twyn School. He became interested in acting when he was a teenager. He studied at the University of Vienna and pursued a theatrical career by attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. During the 1960s, he became a familiar face on ...

29. Richard Kiley

Actor | Jurassic Park

Although Richard Kiley's rich baritone and strong vocal talent was much in evidence and received due respect with his award of a Tony for "Man of La Mancha", it was little used in his television and movie appearances. Won two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Musical): in 1959 for "Redhead" and in 1966 ...

30. Richard Wyler

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Richard Stapley, aka Richard Wyler, not only enjoyed great success as an actor and writer on both sides of the Atlantic, but managed to do it under two names as well.

A descendant of Sir Richard Stapley, noted in history for signing the death warrant of King Charles I, Stapley was born in ...

31. Scott Kalvert

Director | The Basketball Diaries

He died at his home in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles.

32. Sergei Prokofiev

Soundtrack | Red Heat

Prokofiev was a multi-talented man and an innovative composer. He learned piano from his mother and chess from his father. He always had a chess set on his piano, and was able to play against the chess champions of his time. He studied music with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, graduated with highest ...

33. Walt Gorney

Actor | Friday the 13th

Character actor Walt Gorney was born on April 12, 1912 in Vienna, Austria. He came to the United States when he was ten years old and lived with his family in Massachusetts. He had at least three younger sisters. In 1946, Gorney moved to an apartment in Greenwich Village in New York City. Walt ...

34. Whit Bissell

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Whit Bissell came to Hollywood in the 1940s, and by the time he retired he had appeared in more than 200 movies and scores of TV series. He is best known for playing the evil scientist who turned Michael Landon into a half beast in the 1957 cult classic film I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957). Bissell...

35. William Moody

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

William Moody went to Mobile's Catholic School, and later graduated from the McGill Institute. After enlisting in the U.S. Air Force and completing basic training, he recieved his honorable discharge and went straight into a Funeral Director service job.

Moody was a regular at Gulf Coast Wrestling ...

36. William Powell

Actor | The Thin Man

William Powell was on the New York stage by 1912, but it would be ten years before his film career would begin. In 1924 he went to Paramount Pictures, where he was employed for the next seven years. During that time, he played in a number of interesting films, but stardom was elusive. He did ...



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