Deaths: April 10

by bcampos862 | created - 11 Apr 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Dixie Carter

Actress | Designing Women

Dixie is the middle of three children. Her father owned several small retail stores. Early on, she dreamed of being an opera singer, but a botched tonsillectomy at age 7 spoiled any chances for that dream. Still, she sang regularly and studied classical music. She can play the piano, trumpet, and ...

2. Arnold Johnson

Actor | Menace II Society

Arnold Johnson was born on November 15, 1921 in New York, USA as Arnold Herbert Johnson. He was an actor, known for Menace II Society (1993), Shaft (1971) and Putney Swope (1969). He was married to Betty Helene Heater. He died on April 10, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

3. Auguste Lumière

Producer | L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat

Although it is his brother Louis Lumière who is generally acclaimed as the "father of the cinema", Auguste Lumiere also made a major contribution towards the development of the medium, first by helping with the invention and construction of the cinematographe (the world's first camera and ...

5. Gloria Dickson

Actress | They Won't Forget

Gloria Dickson was born Thais Alalia Dickerson on August 13, 1917, in Pocotello, Idaho. After her father died her mother took Gloria and her sister to California. During high school she started acting in local theater productions. When she was nineteen a Warner Brothers talent scout saw one of her ...

6. Jack Williams

Stunts | Innerspace

Jack Williams was born on April 15, 1921 in Butte, Montana, USA. He is known for his work on Innerspace (1987), Wild Wild West (1999) and Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985). He was married to Clare. He died on April 10, 2007 in Sylmar, California, USA.

7. Jean Marzollo

Writer | Shane's Kindergarten Countdown

Prolific author of children books.

8. Jean Vander Pyl

Actress | The Flintstones

Jean Vander Pyl was born on October 11, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Jean Thurston Vander Pyl. She was an actress, known for The Flintstones (1994), The Jetsons (1962) and The Man Called Flintstone (1966). She was married to Roger Wells DeWitt and Carroll Gerald O'Meara. She died on ...

9. Jorge Sobral

Music_department | Malevo

Jorge Sobral was born on August 25, 1931 in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is known for his work on Malevo (1972), Ché OVNI (1968) and Buenas noches, Buenos Aires (1964). He died on April 22, 2005 in Buenos Aires.

10. Judith Malina

Actress | The Addams Family

Judith Malina was born on June 4, 1926 in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. She was an actress and director, known for The Addams Family (1991), The Secret of My Success (1987) and When in Rome (2010). She was married to Hanon Reznikov and Julian Beck. She died on April 10, 2015 in Englewood, New ...

11. Kahlil Gibran

Writer | The Prophet

Khalil Gibran (Full name : Gibran Khalil Gibran) is a Lebanese poet, painter, writer, philosopher and theologian, born in Bsharri, Lebanon on January 6th, 1883. He left Lebanon with his mother on June 25th, 1895. He enjoyed a successful writing career until his death on April 10th, 1931. Gibran was...

12. Kay Medford

Actress | Funny Girl

A veteran scene stealer known for her delightful dry, poker-faced delivery, Kay Medford was born Margaret Kathleen Regan in New York City in 1919, the daughter of James and Mary Regan, of Irish stock. She attended both public and Catholic schools growing up, her parents both dying while she was in ...

13. Kevin Peter Hall

Actor | Predator 2

This African American actor attended Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He started his junior year at 6' 5" and finished it at 6' 9"! He played basketball throughout his high-school years and won a scholarship. He averaged 18 points a game and 10 rebounds! He played basketball ...

14. Larry Linville

Actor | M*A*S*H

Larry Linville was born on September 29, 1939 in Ojai, California, USA as Larry Lavon Linville. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), Mannix (1967) and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993). He was married to Deborah Guydon, Susan Hagan, Melissa Gallant, Vana Tribbey and Kate...

15. Larry Sharpe

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Larry Sharpe was born on June 26, 1950 in Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA as Larry Weil. He was an actor, known for WWF Championship Wrestling (1972), WWF All-Star Wrestling (1972) and Spectrum Wrestling (1977). He died on April 10, 2017 in Woodbury, New Jersey.

16. Lech Kaczynski

Actor | O dwóch takich, co ukradli ksiezyc

Lech Kaczynski was born on June 18, 1949 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Lech Aleksander Kaczynski. He was an actor, known for The Two Who Stole the Moon (1962), The Referees (2009) and Chwila prawdy (2002). He was married to Maria Kaczynska. He died on April 10, 2010 in Smolensk, Smolensk Oblast...

17. Linda Creed

Soundtrack | Toni Erdmann

Raised in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Linda Creed's contribution to the Philly Soul Sound of the 1970s through the 1980s is undeniable. Her talents as a lyricist were teamed with Philadelphia International Records most noted composer-producer-arranger Thom Bell in 1971. The Creed and ...

18. Linda Darnell

Actress | No Way Out

Linda Darnell, one of five children of a postal clerk, grew up fast. At 11, she was modeling clothes, giving her age as 16. At 13, she was appearing on the stage with little theater groups. Her mother encouraged her to audition when Hollywood talent scouts came to Dallas. She went to California and...

19. Linda Hopkins

Actress | Great Performances

Linda Hopkins was born on December 14, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Melinda Helen Matthews. She was an actress, known for Great Performances (1971), Leprechaun 2 (1994) and Honkytonk Man (1982). She died on April 10, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

20. Marjorie Main

Actress | The Egg and I

Her father was a minister, and when she joined a local stock company as a youngster she changed her name to avoid embarrassing her family. She worked in vaudeville and debuted on Broadway in 1916. Her film debut was in A House Divided (1931). She repeated her stage role in Dead End (1937) as Baby ...

21. Michael Curtiz

Director | Casablanca

Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner...

22. Natalie Schafer

Actress | Gilligan's Island

Natalie Schafer got her start doing Broadway plays then making the move to the big screen. Even before Gilligan's Island (1964), she was typecast in roles as society women, or elegant, fashionable ladies. It was her role as "Eunice 'Lovey' Wentworth Howell" wife of multi-millionaire Thurston Howell...

23. Nino Rota

Composer | The Godfather

Born in Milan in 1911 into a family of musicians, Nino Rota was first a student of Orefice and Pizzetti. Then, still a child, he moved to Rome where he completed his studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in 1929 with Alfredo Casella. In the meantime, he had become an 'enfant prodige', famous...

24. Nyree Dawn Porter

Actress | The Protectors

Nyree Dawn Porter was born in New Zealand. She left New Zealand in the late 50s to seek her fortune. She is the star of The Forsyte Saga.

25. Peter Jones

Actor | Whoops Apocalypse

Actor, playwright and game show panellist, the son of an antiques dealer. Jones was educated at Ellesmere College where he first performed in school plays. At age sixteen he made an unsuccessful stab at acting on the professional stage at the Wolverhampton Grand but was fired after just one ...

26. Phyllis Frelich

Actress | ER

Phyllis was born on Feburary 29, 1944, the oldest of 9 children. She attended North Dakota School for the Deaf, graduating in 1962. She went on to Gallaudet College (renamed Gallaudet University), actively participating in theater there. She finally made her debut on April 2, 1967, on the NBC ...

27. Sam Kinison

Actor | Back to School

Sam Kinison was born on December 8, 1953 in Yakima, Washington, USA as Samuel Burl Kinison. He was an actor and writer, known for Back to School (1986), Married... with Children (1987) and Savage Dawn (1985). He was married to Malika Kinison, Terry Marze and Patricia Adkins. He died on April 10, ...



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