Deaths: December 16

by bcampos862 | created - 16 Dec 2016 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

1. Sylvester

Soundtrack | Trading Places

Sylvester was born on September 6, 1947 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He died on December 16, 1988 in San Francisco, California.

2. Aileen Pringle

Actress | The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

Aileen Pringle's favorite film was a mid-1920s silent based on a book by Elinor Glyn: Three Weeks (1924), sort of a "Lady Chatterly's Lover". She recalled in a 1980 telephone conversation: "The film was in good taste; some people thought the book was trashy". Anita Loos wrote in "A Girl Like I", the...

3. Alfonso Bedoya

Actor | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Mexican character actor who achieved his greatest success in U.S. films. He was born in Mexico city, living in numerous places throughout the country. He received a private education in Houston, Texas as a teenager, but dropped out and roamed about doing an assortment of jobs. His family, however, ...

4. Alfred Lynch

Actor | The Hill

Alfred Lynch was born in the East End of London in 1931. Born the son of a plumber, he quit school to become a draughtsman's apprentice. After doing his National Service in the Army he began to train as an actor, coming out as a real talent of British cinema with critically acclaimed roles in ...

5. Camille Saint-Saëns

Soundtrack | Moonrise Kingdom

Composer chiefly remembered for his symphonic poems -the first of that genre to be written by a Frenchman- and for his opera 'Samson et Dalila'. Notable for his pioneering efforts on behalf of French music, he was also a gifted pianist and organist, and a writer of criticism, poetry, essays, and ...

6. Harland Sanders

Actor | The Phynx

Harland Sanders was born on September 9, 1890 in Henryville, Indiana, USA as Harland David Sanders. He was an actor, known for The Phynx (1970), Blast-Off Girls (1967) and What's My Line? (1950). He was married to Claudia Ledington and Josephine King. He died on December 16, 1980 in Shelbyville, ...

Colonel Sanders

7. Dan Fogelberg

Soundtrack | About Schmidt

Dan Fogelberg was born on August 13, 1951 in Peoria, Illinois, USA as Daniel Grayling Fogelberg. He was married to Jean Fogelberg, Anastasia Savage and Margaret Parker. He died on December 16, 2007 in Deer Isle, Maine, USA.

8. Dan Frazer

Actor | Take the Money and Run

Son of a bricklayer and ironworker, who was involved in the construction of the Empire State Building, Dan Frazer first acted in local theatre in his rough 'Hell's Kitchen' neighbourhood on the Manhattan West Side. He also benefited from the Federal Theatre Project, funded by the Works Progress ...

9. Derek Garth

Camera_department | The Blues Brothers

Derek was born in Malaysia immigrating to the United States with his Mother and Father when he was young. Derek met my Brother at School in Van Nuys, ca. Derek spent most of his time at our home as we had a very large swimming pool in the back and was used by many of our Friends including Derek. He...

10. Hugo Moser

Writer | El precio del poder

Hugo Moser was born on April 14, 1926 in Argentina. He was a writer and director, known for El precio del poder (2002), Teatro 13 (1971) and Estoy hecho un demonio (1972). He was married to Stella Maris Lanzani. He died on December 16, 2003 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

11. John Spencer

Actor | The West Wing

John Spencer was born John Speshock, Jr. in New York City, the only son of Mildred (Benzeroski), a homemaker and occasional waitress, and John Speshock, a truck driver. He grew up near Paterson, New Jersey, and left at age 16 to attend the Professional Children's School. In 1963, he landed a ...

12. Jorge Basurto

Writer | Porcelandia

Jorge Basurto is a writer and actor, known for Porcelandia (1974), Los Campanelli (1969) and Las turistas quieren guerra (1977).

13. Keely Smith

Soundtrack | Blast from the Past

Keely Smith was born March 9, 1928 in Norfolk, VA. After her parents divorced and her mother remarried Jesse Smith when she was nine years old, she changed her name to Keely Smith after she joined Louis Prima and his band. Her family had a tough time and her three brothers and her took in laundry ...

14. Larry Steinbachek

Soundtrack | Chappie

Larry Steinbachek was born on May 6, 1960 in London, England as Lawrence Charles Anthony Cole. He died on December 16, 2016 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

15. Lee Van Cleef

Actor | Escape from New York

One of the great movie villains, Clarence Leroy Van Cleef, Jr. was born in Somerville, New Jersey, to Marion Lavinia (Van Fleet) and Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef, Sr. His parents were both of Dutch ancestry. Van Cleef started out as an accountant. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard minesweepers and sub ...

16. Lita Baron

Actress | Don Ricardo Returns

Fiery brunette Andalusian-born singer, dancer and actress, in the U.S. from 1928. Using the stage name "Isabelita", she performed with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra and was spotlighted at the Mocambo and Ciro's night clubs on the Sunset Strip. There, she came to the attention of up-and-coming ...

17. Lolita Sevilla

Actress | Bienvenido Mister Marshall

Lolita Sevilla was born on March 11, 1935 in Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain as Ángeles Moreno Gómez. She was an actress, known for Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953), Lo que cuesta vivir (1967) and Habanera (1958). She was married to José María Gallardo. She died on December 16, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.

18. Lynda Wiesmeier

Actress | Real Genius

Lynda Wiesmeier was born on May 30, 1963 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She was an actress, known for Real Genius (1985), Teen Wolf (1985) and Wheels of Fire (1985). She died on December 16, 2012 in Ramona, California, USA.

19. Madlyn Rhue

Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

American character actress Madlyn Rhue was one of television's most prolific actresses and has starred in everything from sitcoms to soap operas to drama series and films for nearly 40 years. Her beautiful looks, black/dark brown hair and hazel eyes got her the attention of television producers and...

20. Moses Gunn

Actor | Shaft

Moses Gunn was born on October 2, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for Shaft (1971), Ragtime (1981) and Heartbreak Ridge (1986). He was married to Gwendolyn Mumma Landes. He died on December 16, 1993 in Guilford, Connecticut, USA.

21. Nicol Williamson

Actor | Excalibur

Nicol Williamson was an enormously talented actor who was considered by some critics to be the finest actor of his generation in the late 1960s and the 1970s, rivaled only by Albert Finney, whom Williamson bested in the classics. Williamson's 1969 "Hamlet" at the Roundhouse Theatre was a sensation ...

22. Nicolette Larson

Soundtrack | Twins

Nicolette Larson was born on July 17, 1952 in Helena, Montana, USA as Nicolette Leigh Larson. She was married to Russ Kunkel. She died on December 16, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Ralph Carney

Music_department | Night on Earth

Ralph Carney was born on January 23, 1956 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He died on December 16, 2017 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

24. Ray Price

Soundtrack | The Guilt Trip

Ray Price was born on January 12, 1926 in Perryville, Texas, USA as Noble Ray Price. He was married to Janie Mae and Betty Berthena Greb (Linda Powers). He died on December 16, 2013 in Mount Pleasant, Texas.

25. Richard Warwick

Actor | Romeo and Juliet

Richard Warwick was born on April 29, 1945 in Longfield, Kent, England as Richard Carey Winter. He was an actor, known for Romeo and Juliet (1968), Sebastiane (1976) and The Bed Sitting Room (1969). He died on December 16, 1997 in St John's Wood, London, England.

26. Robert Easton

Actor | Working Girl

Robert Easton was born on November 23, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Robert Easton Burke. He is known for his work on Working Girl (1988), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and Red Heat (1988). He was married to June Bettine Grimstead. He died on December 16, 2011 in Toluca Lake,...

27. Roy Edward Disney

Producer | Fantasia 2000

Roy Edward Disney began working for the Walt Disney Company as an assistant film editor on the True-Life Adventure film in 1954. In 1967, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the company. In 1984, he returned to the company as vice chairman of the board, and head of the animation department....

28. Sam Bottoms

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Sam Bottoms was born on October 17, 1955 in Santa Barbara, California, USA as Samuel John Bottoms. He was an actor, known for Apocalypse Now (1979), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and Seabiscuit (2003). He was married to Laura Bickford and Susan Arnold. He died on December 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, ...

29. Santiago Vazquez

Actor | Esperanza mía

Santiago Vazquez was born on March 31, 1990 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for My Lovely Hope (2015), Sábado Bus (1999) and Nunca es tarde (2015). He died on December 16, 2016 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

30. Sidney Olcott

Director | Monsieur Beaucaire

Prolific silent film director, the son of Irish immigrants. Olcott started as an actor on the New York stage and then appeared in films for Mutoscope in 1904, eventually working his way up to general manager of Biograph. Lured away to a rival company he began to direct features for Kalem by 1907. ...

31. Silvana Mangano

Actress | Dune

Silvana Mangano was born on April 21, 1930 in Rome, Italy and was raised in poverty during World War II. She trained as a dancer for seven years and supported herself as a model. In 1946, at age 16, she won the Miss Rome beauty pageant and through this, she obtained role in a Maria Della Costa film...

32. Stuart Adamson

Soundtrack | Against All Odds

Stuart Adamson was born on April 11, 1958 in Manchester, England. He was married to Melanie Shelley and Sandra Davidson. He died on December 16, 2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

33. Thelma Todd

Actress | Horse Feathers

Thelma Todd was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, an industrial city near the New Hampshire state line. She was a lovely child with good academic tendencies, so much so that she decided early on to become a schoolteacher. After high school she went on to college but at her mother's insistence ...

34. Z'Ev

Composer | Lili Dona's on the Stick

Z'Ev was born on February 8, 1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Stefan Joel Weisser. He was a composer and writer, known for Lili Dona's on the Stick (2013), I Find Myself (2010) and Light about Itself (2011). He died on December 16, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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