Deaths: April 7

by bcampos862 | created - 09 Apr 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Beatrice Straight

Actress | Network

In her long career, Beatrice Straight actually did very little work in the movies, plying her trade mostly onstage. But when she did grace the silver screen, she did it with great skill. Her first love was theater, having debuted on Broadway in the 1935 "Bitter Oleander". Her work garnered her much...

2. Alberto Morin

Actor | Two Mules for Sister Sara

Alberto Morin was born on December 26, 1902 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Salvador R. López. He is known for his work on Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970), About Mrs. Leslie (1954) and Tripoli (1950). He died on April 7, 1989 in Burbank, California, USA.

3. Alix Talton

Actress | The Man Who Knew Too Much

Alix Talton was born Alice Talton on June 7, 1920 in Atlanta, Georgia. Of part Cherokee Indian descent, Alix studied dancing and singing while growing up. After being crowned Miss Atlanta in a local beauty pageant in 1938, Talton went on to represent Georgia in the Miss America beauty pageant held ...

4. Alma Vélez

Actress | El despertar del sexo

Alma Vélez was born on November 1, 1927 in Teodelina, Santa Fe, Argentina as Elba Gutiérrez. She was an actress, known for Buenos Aires tango (1982), La Hora Fate (1960) and Carola y Carolina (1966). She was married to Juan Carlos Thorry and Francisco Gallo. She died on April 7, 2015 in San Antonio...

5. Andy Johns

Soundtrack | Caddyshack II

Andy Johns was born on May 20, 1950 in Leatherhead, Surrey, England as Jeremy Andrew Johns. He is known for his work on Caddyshack II (1988), Steve Miller Band: Live from Chicago (2008) and The Cult: Music Without Fear (2002). He was married to Annette and Paula Boyd. He died on April 7, 2013 in ...

6. Arleen Whelan

Actress | Charley's Aunt

Auburn-haired Arleen Whelan was born in Salt Lake City, but spent her early childhood in Pueblo, Colorado, where she attended High School. Her father was an electrician, who, upon opening his own electrical store in Los Angeles, moved the family westward. Arleen was enrolled in a beauty college and...

7. Barry Nelson

Actor | The Shining

A genial, well-respected, all-around "nice guy", the breezily handsome Barry Nelson was born Haakon Robert Nielsen on April 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California, to Betsy (Christophersen) and Trygve "Ted" Nielsen, both Norwegian immigrants. He was raised in nearby Oakland and graduated from the ...

8. Ben Speer

Music_department | Journey to the Sky

Ben Speer was born on June 23, 1930 in Double Springs, Alabama, USA as Ben Lacy Speer. He was a director and actor, known for Journey to the Sky (2004), A Christmas Homecoming (1993) and Gaither's Pond (1997). He was married to Rebekah. He died on April 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

9. Betty Blythe

Actress | She

Brunette, buxom matinee idol Betty Blythe capitalised on the 'roaring 20's' infatuation with exotic screen sirens to achieve a brief period of stardom. She was notoriously one of the first actresses to ever appear nude (or in various stages of undress) on screen. It wasn't that Betty couldn't act, ...

10. Bobby Buntrock

Actor | Hazel

Bobby Buntrock was born on August 4, 1952 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He was an actor, known for Hazel (1961), Burke's Law (1963) and The Farmer's Daughter (1963). He died on April 7, 1974 in Keystone, South Dakota, USA.

11. Brenda Benet

Actress | Walking Tall

Brenda Benet, born Brenda Ann Nelson in Los Angeles, California, on August 14, 1945, was a classic example of the modern-day Hollywood tragedy. As a television actress with good dramatic scope, she managed to piece together a wide and impressive portfolio of guest shots in a career spanning just ...

12. Christopher Cazenove

Actor | A Knight's Tale

Christopher Cazenove was born on December 17, 1943 in Winchester, Hampshire, England as Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove. He was an actor, known for A Knight's Tale (2001), Dynasty (1981) and 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990). He was married to Angharad Rees. He died on April 7, 2010 in Lambeth, ...

13. Christopher Morahan

Director | The Jewel in the Crown

Christopher Morahan was born on July 9, 1929 in London, England as Christopher Thomas Morahan. He was a director and producer, known for The Jewel in the Crown (1984), W. Somerset Maugham (1969) and Screen One (1985). He was married to Anna Carteret and Joan Lucie E. Murray. He died on April 7, ...

14. David Graf

Actor | Police Academy

David Graf was a Lancaster, Ohio native. He was a graduate of Lancaster High School in 1968. He went on to attend college at Otterbein University where he graduated in 1972 as a theater major. He attended Ohio State University grad school until 1975 when he dropped out to pursue an acting career in...

15. Elsa O'Connor

Actress | El deseo

Elsa O'Connor was born on November 30, 1906 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Elsa Asunción Celestino. She was an actress, known for El deseo (1946), El misterioso tío Sylas (1947) and En el viejo Buenos Aires (1942). She died on April 7, 1947 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

16. Ernest Serrahima

Actor | Barcelona Connection

Ernest Serrahima was an actor and casting director, known for Barcelona Connection (1988), Homenots (1999) and L'home ronyó (1983). He died on April 7, 2018 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

17. Gavin Gordon

Actor | Bride of Frankenstein

Gavin Gordon was born on April 7, 1901 in Chicora, Mississippi, USA. He was an actor, known for Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) and The Bat (1959). He died on April 7, 1983 in Canoga Park, California, USA.

18. Geoffrey Lewis

Actor | The Devil's Rejects

Talented and highly capable character actor Geoffrey Lewis, with rustic (sometimes sour-faced) looks, grew up in Rhode Island but was moved out to California at the age of ten. Lewis was very keen on the dramatic arts at high school, but often preferred to put on his own one-man shows rather than ...

19. Gerald Ayres

Writer | Rich and Famous

Gerald Ayres was born on February 3, 1936 in San Diego, California, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Rich and Famous (1981), Foxes (1980) and Crazy in Love (1992). He died on April 7, 2018 in Watertown, New York, USA.

20. Hank Robinson

Actor | Brewster's Millions

Tall (6'1"), tough, and burly actor, extra, and baseball player Hank Robinson was born Henry Ford Robinson on March 27, 1923 in Covington, Tennessee. Robinson grew up on a sharecropper farm in rural Tennessee and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Hank spent thirteen seasons playing in ...

21. Helen Burgess

Actress | The Plainsman

Young and full of promise, Paramount contract player Helen Burgess possessed a lovely, sweet-faced quality, but made only four films during her lifetime. Born April 26, 1916, the rather demure Portland, Oregon beauty was given an auspicious debut in Cecil B. DeMille's epic bio-western The Plainsman...

22. John Agar

Actor | Fort Apache

John Agar was born in Chicago, the eldest of four children. In World War II, Sgt. John Agar was a United States Army Air Force physical instructor. His 1945 marriage at the Wilshire Memorial Church to "America's Sweetheart" Shirley Temple put him in the public eye for the first time, and a movie ...

23. Les Blank

Director | Burden of Dreams

Born in 1935 in Tampa, Florida, Les Blank attended Tulane University in New Orleans, where he received a B.A. in English literature and an M.F.A. in theatre. In 1967, after two years in the Ph.D. film program at the University of Southern California, and five years of freelancing in Los Angeles, he...

24. Marian McCargo

Actress | Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell

Former Tennis Champion before she became an actress! During her days on the Silver screen, she was regarded as a classy lady. She had gone to the same finishing school as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and frequented Martha's Vineyard.

25. Maxine Sullivan

Soundtrack | Red Tails

One of the great American jazz vocalists, born Marietta Williams in Homestead, Pennsylvania. Maxine's precocious talent led to early jobs on radio broadcasts in Pittsburgh and gigs with a local group led by her Uncle Harry, the Red Hot Peppers. After being introduced to the proprietor, she was ...

26. Mike Wallace

Self | 60 Minutes

Mike Wallace was born on May 9, 1918 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as Myron Leon Wallace. He was a producer and actor, known for 60 Minutes (1968), The Big Surprise (1955) and Suspense (1949). He was married to Mary Yates, Lorraine Perigord, Buff Cobb and Norma Kaphan. He died on April 7, 2012 ...

27. Nano Herrera

Self | Oscar Alemán, vida con swing

Nano Herrera was born on February 21, 1940 in La Rioja, La Rioja, Argentina. He died on April 7, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

28. Peaches Geldof

Self | The King Is Dead

Peaches Geldof was born on March 13, 1989 in Westminster, London, England as Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof. She was a writer, known for The King Is Dead (2010), Celebrity Juice (2008) and Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack (2008). She was married to Thomas Cohen and Maxwell Drummey. She died on April 7, ...

29. Rubén Green

Actor | Verdad consecuencia

Rubén Green was born on July 31, 1946 as Rubén Ernesto Green. He was an actor, known for Verdad consecuencia (1996), Son of the Bride (2001) and Delito de corrupción (1991). He died on April 7, 2003 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

30. Stan Freberg

Actor | Lady and the Tramp

Stan Freberg grew up in Los Angeles, California. From an early age he was a big fan of radio and sound. He was blessed with the double abilities of being an amazing mimic and possessing a razor-sharp satirical mind. In the early 1940s he began to do voice work for both the Warner Brothers' cartoons...

31. Theda Bara

Actress | A Fool There Was

Theda Bara was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, as Theodosia Goodman, on July 29, 1885. She was the daughter of a local tailor and his wife. As a teenager Theda was interested in the theatrical arts and once she finished high school, she dyed her blond hair black and went in pursuit of her dream. By 1908 ...

32. Tim Pigott-Smith

Actor | V for Vendetta

British classical stage and TV actor Tim Pigott-Smith was a familiar face both here and in his native England. A drama major, he graduated from the University of Bristol in 1967 (where he frequently returned to lecture) and made his professional debut two years later with the Bristol Old Vic. ...

33. Victor Argo

Actor | Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Víctor Jiménez was born in Manhattan on November 5, 1934, to Maria L. Jimenez Rosario and Victor Jimenez, both originally from Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. Raised in the South Bronx, Victor's Latin upbringing and proximity to Jewish and Irish cultures gave him the multicultural preparation for a 50 ...

34. Walter Huston

Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

For many years Walter Huston had two passions: his career as an engineer and his vocation for the stage. In 1909 he dedicated himself to the theatre, and made his debut on Broadway in 1924. In 1929 he journeyed to Hollywood, where his talent and ability made him one of the most respected actors in ...

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