Deaths: March 8

by bcampos862 | created - 08 Mar 2017 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

1. Richard Davalos

Actor | East of Eden

Richard Davalos was born on November 5, 1930 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Richard Norman Davalos. He was an actor, known for East of Eden (1955), Cool Hand Luke (1967) and Kelly's Heroes (1970). He was married to Ellen Davalos. He died on March 8, 2016 in Burbank, California, USA.

2. Adam Faith

Soundtrack | Good Morning, Vietnam

In an interview in "Disc" magazine published in June 1959, following the release of his third (and ultimately unsuccessful) single, Adam Faith declared that his ambition was to become an actor/director--not a singer. Nine years, 35 singles, 24 chart entries, 15 EPs and seven albums later he finally...

3. Adolfo Bioy Casares

Writer | Invasión

Adolfo Bioy Casares was born on September 15, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina. He was a writer, known for Invasion (1969), Morel's Invention (1974) and Bajo el agua. He was married to Silvina Ocampo. He died on March 8, 1999 in Buenos Aires.

5. Arcelia Larrañaga

Actress | Los jóvenes

Arcelia Larrañaga was an actress, known for Young People (1961), Cuidado con el angel (1960) and La sonrisa de los pobres (1964). She died on March 8, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.

6. Chabuca Granda

Actress | Volver

Chabuca Granda was born on September 3, 1920 in Apurímac, Peru as María Isabel Granda Larco. She died in 1983 in Miami, Florida, USA.

7. Dave Valentin

Soundtrack | I Like It Like That

Dave Valentin was born on April 29, 1952 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as David Peter Valentin. He is known for his work on I Like It Like That (1994), GRP All-Stars: Live from the Record Plant (1985) and Unsung (2008). He died on March 8, 2017 in Bronx.

8. Edward Andrews

Actor | Sixteen Candles

The son of a Georgia minister, Edward Andrews debuted on stage in 1926 at age 12 and by 1935 had landed on Broadway. A solid character actor, his large physique and amiable demeanor made him a natural for the jovial, grandfatherly type or genial, small-town businessman which he often played, but ...

9. Edward Winter

Actor | Porky's II: The Next Day

Edward Winter was born on June 3, 1937 in Ventura, California, USA as Edward Dean Winter. He was an actor, known for Porky's II: The Next Day (1983), M*A*S*H (1972) and Simon & Simon (1981). He was married to Linda Foster, Sandra Frances Ward and Ronda Faye Moe. He died on March 8, 2001 in ...

10. Esther Howard

Actress | Born to Kill

Switching from Broadway to Hollywood in 1931, actress Esther Howard was an expert at portraying frumpy old crones, man-hungry spinsters and oversexed dowagers. Utilizing her wide, expressive eyes and versatile voice for both broad comedy and tense drama, Howard was equally at home portraying ...

11. George Martin

Music_department | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Known best as the record producer for The Beatles, George Martin had a long and varied musical career, and continues to enjoy a rare reputation as one of popular music's true "nice guys."

Martin was born into a working-class family in Drayton Park, England, on 3 January 1926. His classical music ...

12. George Stevens

Director | Giant

George Stevens, a filmmaker known as a meticulous craftsman with a brilliant eye for composition and a sensitive touch with actors, is one of the great American filmmakers, ranking with John Ford, William Wyler and Howard Hawks as a creator of classic Hollywood cinema, bringing to the screen ...

13. Gerardo Sofovich

Writer | El show de Barbieri y Pelele

Gerardo Sofovich was born on March 18, 1937 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Gerardo Andrés Sofovich. He was a writer and director, known for El show de Barbieri y Pelele (1975), Las Muñecas Que Hacen ¡PUM! (1979) and El B. P. Show (1975). He was married to Sofía Oleksak and Carmen Morales...

14. Harold Lloyd

Actor | Safety Last!

Born in Buchard, Nebraska, USA to Elizabeth Fraser and 'J. Darcie 'Foxy' Lloyd' who fought constantly and soon divorced (at the time a rare event), Harold Clayton Lloyd was nominally educated in Denver and San Diego high schools and received his stage training at the School of Dramatic Art (San ...

15. Henry Hull

Actor | High Sierra

Henry Hull, the actor who created the role of Jeeter on Broadway in "Tobacco Road," was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on October 13, 1890, the son of a drama critic. Originally intending to become an engineer, Hull became an actor and made his Broadway debut in "Green Stockings" less than two weeks...

16. Ingo Schwichtenberg

Actor | Helloween: Hellish Videos

Ingo Schwichtenberg was born on May 18, 1965 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Helloween: Hellish Videos (2005), Helloween: A Tale That Wasn't Right, Live (1987) and Helloween: I Want Out (1988). He died on March 8, 1995 in Hamburg.

17. Joe DiMaggio

Actor | Manhattan Merry-Go-Round

Joe DiMaggio was simply the greatest all-around baseball player of his era. As a New York baseball legend, "The Yankee Clipper" succeeded superstars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and preceded Mickey Mantle. In his 13 year career from 1936 to 1951 (which was interrupted by three years spent in the Army ...

18. John Inman

Actor | Are You Being Served?

John Inman was born on June 28, 1935 in Preston, Lancashire, England as Frederick John Inman. He was an actor, known for Are You Being Served? (1972), Are You Being Served? (1977) and The Tall Guy (1989). He was married to Ron Lynch. He died on March 8, 2007 in Paddington, London, England.

19. Karen Morley

Actress | Scarface

Born Mildred Linton in Ottumwa, Iowa on December 12, 1909, Karen Morley was adopted by a well-to-do family who moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1920s. She enrolled at Hollywood High School and studied for a career in medicine at UCLA, but a class in theater changed her career ambitions.

After ...

20. Kate Wilhelm

Writer | Out of the Unknown

Kate Wilhelm has published many novels and short story collections. She wrote her first short story in 1956. She is a writer of great skill and her work spans the genres; she writes--and is best known for--science fiction, where she published her first stories; fantasy/magic realism; mystery, where...

21. Martha Wentworth

Actress | One Hundred and One Dalmatians

Martha Wentworth was born on June 2, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA as Verna Martha Wentworth. She was an actress, known for 101 Dalmatians (1961), The Sword in the Stone (1963) and The Stranger (1946). She was married to Albert Stuart Otto. She died on March 8, 1974 in Sherman Oaks, ...

22. Mike Starr

Soundtrack | Singles

Mike Starr was born on April 4, 1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Michael Christopher Starr. He was an actor, known for Singles (1992), Lassie (1994) and Nickelback: Live at Home (2002). He died on March 8, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

23. Monty O'Grady

Actor | Sparrows

Child actor and bit player Monty O'Grady was born John Montgomery O'Grady on March 6, 1916 in Los Angeles, California. O'Grady began his film career in the silent movie era of the mid-1920's as a child actor who's probably best known as a member of the early Our Gang group. Upon reaching adulthood ...

24. Peggy Cass

Actress | Auntie Mame

Mary Margaret Cass was born May 21, 1924, in Boston, Massachusetts. After three years in the Cambridge Latin School drama club without one speaking part, she moved to New York, where she worked as a secretary, telephone operator, advertising solicitor and model. She joined a USO troupe that took ...

27. Robert Biheller

Actor | Fire in the Sky

As an actor and writer, Robert was a 60 year veteran of Hollywood films and television. Born on May 28, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, Bob, began his career in 1955 at the age of 17, with a role in the long running television series Gunsmoke. Dozens of acting roles followed in some of Hollywood's...

28. Robert Pastorelli

Actor | Eraser

Beefy, roughhewn actor Robert Pastorelli was a former boxer and an admitted drug addict before he cleaned up his act and pursued theater work in New York in such 1970s productions as "Rebel Without a Cause," "The Rainmaker," and "Death of a Salesman," he headed west and turned to film and TV in ...

29. Sam Simon

Producer | The Simpsons

Sam Simon was born on June 6, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Samuel Michael Simon. He was a producer and writer, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Tracey Ullman Show (1987) and Shanghai Noon (2000). He was married to Jami Ferrell and Jennifer Tilly. He died on March 8, 2015 in Los Angeles.

30. Wendy Hughes

Actress | Return to Eden

Wendy Hughes was an accomplished actress who had won over 13 major awards. She had been called "one of the world's great actresses" with "the beauty and talent to become an international star". Hughes was born in Melbourne and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She has two children,...

31. William Howard Taft

Actor | The President's Pardon

William Howard Taft was born on September 15, 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The President's Pardon (1913), The Patriot (1913) and President Taft at San Francisco (1911). He was married to Helen Herron. He died on March 8, 1930 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

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