Deaths: December 5

by bcampos862 | created - 05 Dec 2016 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

1. Dave Brubeck

Soundtrack | Inland Empire

Dave Brubeck was born on December 6, 1920 in Concord, California, USA as David Warren Brubeck. He was married to Iola Brubeck. He died on December 5, 2012 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA.

2. Alexandre Dumas

Writer | The Count of Monte Cristo

His paternal grandparents were Marie Cessete Dumas (a Haitian slave) and Marquis Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie. Antoine disapproved of their son, Thomas-Alexandre, joining the French army under the "Davy de la Pailleterie" name, so Thomas-Alexandre used his mother's surname instead. He became a ...

3. August Ames

Actress | Young & Beautiful 3

Luscious, buxom, and shapely 5'6" brunette knockout August Ames was born Mercedes Grabowski on August 23, 1994 in Nova Scotia, Canada. Of Polish descent, Ames grew up as an army brat all around Canada and was a cheerleader during her last year of high school. August's first job was working as a ...

4. Barry Jackson

Actor | Wimbledon

Barry Jackson was born on March 29, 1938 in Birmingham, England. He is known for his work on Wimbledon (2004), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Midsomer Murders (1997). He was married to Denise. He died on December 5, 2013 in London, England.

5. Beverly Garland

Actress | It Conquered the World

Born in Santa Cruz, California, Beverly Garland studied dramatics under Anita Arliss, the sister of renowned stage and screen star George Arliss. She acted in little theater in Glendale then in Phoenix after her family relocated to Arizona. Garland also worked in radio and appeared scantily clad in...

6. Big John Hamilton

Actor | Tough Enough

Big John Hamilton was born on October 29, 1916 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. He was an actor, known for Tough Enough (1983), Bandolero! (1968) and Hellfighters (1968). He died on December 5, 1984 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

7. Claude Monet

Art_department | Monet's Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny

Oscar-Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840, in Paris, France. His father, named Adolphe Monet, was a grocer. His mother, named Louise-Justine Monet, was a singer. Young Monet grew up in Le Havre, Normandy. There he developed a reputation for the caricatures he loved to draw. He studied ...

8. Claudine Arnaud

Actress | Biografie

Claudine Arnaud was born on January 9, 1940 in Brussels, Belgium as Claudine Verhelle. She was an actress, known for Biografie (1967) and Le rossignol (1965). She died on December 5, 2017 in Brussels.

9. Don Meredith

Self | NFL Monday Night Football

Don Meredith was born on April 10, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Texas, USA as Joseph Don Meredith. He was an actor, known for NFL Monday Night Football (1970), McCloud (1970) and Police Story (1973). He was married to Susan Schloss Lessans, Cheryl King and Alma Lynne Shamburger. He died on December 5, ...

10. Fred Clark

Actor | Sunset Blvd.

This popular, baggy-eyed, bald-domed, big lug of a character actor had few peers when called upon to display that special "slow burn" style of comedy few others perfected. But perfect he did -- on stage, film and TV. In fact, he pretty much cornered the market during the 50s and 60s as the dour, ...

11. Garfield Morgan

Actor | 28 Weeks Later

Garfield Morgan was born in Birmingham, England, in 1931. After a brief sojourn working as a trainee dental mechanic, he trained as an actor at a local drama school. His career began at the Arena Theatre in Birmingham in the fifties and he later became involved in both production and directing ...

12. Günter Meisner

Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Günter Meisner was born on April 18, 1926 in Bremen, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), In a Glass Cage (1986) and The Winds of War (1983). He was married to Gisela Albrecht Meisner. He died on December 5, 1994 in Berlin, Germany.

13. Jesse Pearson

Writer | The Legend of Lady Blue

Born as Bobby Wayne Pearson in Seminole, Oklahoma, on August 18, 1930, singer and comedian Jesse Pearson broke into films in 1963 with a hit, but his success was too ephemeral. After recording two singles on Decca Records that had little airplay, Pearson joined the national company of the stage ...

14. Jillian Kesner

Actress | Mork & Mindy

Sunny, dynamic and beautiful slender blonde actress Jillian Kesner was born on August 9, 1949 in Portsmouth, Virginia and grew up primarily in Denver, Colorado. Her father was a Navy officer. Jillian received a B.A. in business from a Colorado university in 1967. In 1969 Kesner moved to Los Angeles...

15. Joe Brooks

Actor | Gremlins

Born in Los Angeles, Joe Brooks became an actor after graduating high school. He did some work as an extra, and his first speaking part was in the John Wayne WW II actioner The Fighting Seabees (1944). His acting career was interrupted by wartime service in the South Pacific. Returning to ...

16. John Leslie

Director | The Chameleon

A veteran of over three decades in the X-film business, John Leslie has acted in, directed and produced hundreds of films. He has long been considered to be one of the finest "actors" in the business, in addition to one of its most reliable "performers". He has worked with many, if not most, of the...

17. Jorge Negrete

Actor | El rebelde (Romance de antaño)

Jorge Alberto Negrete Moreno was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, on November 1911, and had five brothers. His father was a General, and when he retired the family moved to Mexico city, where he worked as a teacher amongst others at the Humboldt German school, thus allowing Jorge and brother David to ...

18. Kristin Rohde

Actress | Oz

Kristin Rohde was born on February 22, 1964 in the USA. She was an actress, known for Oz (1997), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). She died on December 5, 2016 in Bellport, New York, USA.

19. Michael Povey

Actor | A Mind to Kill

Michael Povey was born on November 27, 1950. He was an actor and writer, known for A Mind to Kill (1994), Minder (1979) and Living a Lie (2016). He was married to Gwen. He died on December 5, 2017 in Wales.

Meic Povey

20. Michael Gilden

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Michael Gilden was born on September 22, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Southland Tales (2006). He was married to Meredith Eaton and Elena Bertagnolli. He died on December 5, 2006 in Los ...

21. King Michael

Self | En kongelig familie

King Michael was born on October 25, 1921 in Sinaia, Prahova, Romania as Michael of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. He was married to Former Queen Anne of Romania. He died on December 5, 2017 in Aubonne, Vaud, Switzerland.

Michael of Romania

22. Nelson Mandela

Actor | Malcolm X

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013) was the former leader of the African National Congress (ANC). He was known for his lifelong struggle against apartheid (enforced racial separation), which was instituted in South Africa in 1948. The ANC was soon declared a terrorist ...

23. Nina Foch

Actress | An American in Paris

A leading lady of the 1940s, the tall and blonde Foch usually played cool, aloof and often foreign, women of sophistication. As film roles became harder to find, Foch proved to be versatile in many areas. She was a panelist on several TV quiz shows, worked as George Stevens' assistant director for ...

24. Oscar Niemeyer

Production_designer | Pedro Mico

Oscar Niemeyer was born on December 15, 1907 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho. He is known for his work on Pedro Mico (1985), Tricheurs (1984) and Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas (1986). He was married to Vera Lúcia Cabreira and ...

25. Robert Aldrich

Director | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Robert Aldrich entered the film industry in 1941 when he got a job as a production clerk at RKO Pictures. He soon worked his way up to script clerk, then became an assistant director, a production manager and an associate producer. He began writing and directing for TV series in the early 1950s, ...

26. Robert Karvelas

Actor | Get Smart

Robert Karvelas was born on April 3, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Get Smart (1965), The Nude Bomb (1980) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970). He died on December 5, 1991 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

27. Roberto Escalada

Actor | Se llamaba Carlos Gardel

Roberto Escalada began working on the radio and it was his voice the one that called the attention of producers. He was handsome enough to start a career as a member of different movies casts. It was director Carlos Hugo Christensen who used this very good performer to create a new masculine ...

28. Rudy Diaz

Actor | Bandolero!

Rudy Diaz was born Adolph Carrillo Diaz on October 16, 1918 in Jerome, Arizona. He was one of four children in a family of Mescalero Apache descent. Rudy served in the U.S. Army during World War 2 as a paratrooper. Over the course of his military career, he made 49 jumps, reached the rank of Staff ...

29. Sandra Di Milo

Actress | Verónica: El rostro del amor

Sandra Di Milo was born on April 2, 1931 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Trinidad Ercilia Di Milo. She was an actress, known for Verónica: El rostro del amor (1982), Montaña rusa, otra vuelta (1996) and Quiero morir mañana (1987). She died on December 5, 2015 in Buenos Aires.

30. Svein Scharffenberg

Actor | Når nettene blir lange

Svein Scharffenberg was born on June 21, 1939 in Oslo, Norway. He was an actor and director, known for Cabin Fever (2000), Lady Inger of Ostrat (1975) and Pathfinder (1987). He died on December 5, 2017.

31. Tom London

Actor | Trail of Kit Carson

A character actor and veteran of hundreds of Hollywood westerns, Tom London seemed to be born in the saddle. As a trick rider he performed riding specialties in a number of films. His career started in the teens and through the 1920s he alternated between good guy and bad. He made appearances in ...

32. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Soundtrack | Amadeus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart grew up in Salzburg under the regulation of his strict father Leopold who also was a famous composer of his time. His abilities in music were obvious even when Mozart was still young so that in 1762 at the age of six, his father took him with his elder sister on a concert ...

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