Deaths: December 2

by bcampos862 | created - 02 Dec 2016 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. Roxie Roker

Actress | The Jeffersons

Roxie Roker was born on August 28, 1929 in Miami, Florida, USA as Roxie Albertha Roker. She was an actress, known for The Jeffersons (1975), Fantasy Island (1977) and ABC Afterschool Specials (1972). She was married to Sy Kravitz. She died on December 2, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

2. Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy

Actor | Stalker

Alexandr Kajdanovsky, Russian actor, director and screenwriter, now best remembered for his work in Andrei Tarkovsky's films. Kajdanovsky left Junior High School to enroll in technical college where he was training to become a welder. Apparently a prospect of becoming a worker did not appeal to him...

3. Anthony Valentine

Actor | Callan

Anthony Valentine was born on August 17, 1939 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He was an actor, known for Callan (1967), Scobie in September (1969) and An Age of Kings (1960). He was married to Susan Valentine. He died on December 2, 2015 in Guildford, Surrey, England.

4. Billy Chapin

Actor | The Night of the Hunter

Billy Chapin was born on December 28, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA as William McClellan Chapin. He was an actor, known for The Night of the Hunter (1955), Tobor the Great (1954) and Violent Saturday (1955). He died on December 2, 2016 in the USA.

5. Bobby Keys

Composer | FightZone Presents

Bobby Keys was born on December 18, 1943 in Lubbock, Texas, USA as Robert Henry Keys. He was an actor and composer, known for FightZone Presents (2007), Son of Dracula (1973) and Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen (1971). He was married to Holly. He died on December 2, 2014 in Franklin, ...

6. Cachita Galán

Actress | El club del clan

Cachita Galán was born on March 29, 1943 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Leticia Noemí De León. She was an actress, known for El club del clan (1962). She died on December 2, 2004 in Buenos Aires.

7. Charlie Byrd

Soundtrack | Sneakers

Jazz composer and guitarist, noted for using his fingers in the classical style, rather than a flat pick in the typical jazz style, to play his instrument. Inspired by the Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt, he later studied classical guitar under the self-trained Spanish maestro Andrés Segovia. In...

8. Christopher Evan Welch

Actor | Lincoln

Christopher Evan Welch was born on September 28, 1965 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA. He was an actor, known for Lincoln (2012), The Master (2012) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). He was married to Emma Welch. He died on December 2, 2013 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

9. Desi Arnaz

Producer | I Love Lucy

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz ye de Acha III was born in Santiago, Cuba on March 2, 1917. His father was the mayor of Santiago. The 1933 revolution led by Fulgencio Batista had landed his father in jail and stripped the family of its wealth, property and power. His father was released because of the ...

10. Fifi D'Orsay

Actress | Going Hollywood

Although she made her career playing the quintessential Parisian coquette, Fifi D'Orsay was actually a Canadian. She was born Yvonne Lussier in Montreal, Québec, in 1904. At the age of 20 she arrived in New York, determined to become an actress. She was met by Helen Morgan, whom she knew from ...

11. Gabriele Ferzetti

Actor | C'era una volta il West

Elegant, urbane and well-spoken, Gabriele Ferzetti was one of Italy's most prominent international stars of the 1950's and 60's. His passion for the stage had begun with performing in university plays. This paved the way to a scholarship at the Rome Academy of Dramatic Art (Accademia d'arte ...

12. Gail Fisher

Actress | Mannix

A classy, smart-looking, spectacularly beautiful African-American actress who broke racial barriers in 1970s Hollywood but suffered greatly in her private life years after her TV glory days, award-winning actress Gail Fisher was born on August 18, 1935, in Orange, New Jersey, the youngest of five ...

13. Hannes Schiel

Actor | Der letzte Akt

Hannes Schiel was born on May 31, 1914 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for The Last Ten Days (1955), Congress of Love (1966) and Charleys Tante (1963). He was married to Irmgard E. Walter. He died on December 2, 2017 in Vienna, Austria.

14. Harrison Ford

Actor | The Nervous Wreck

Silent screen leading man in films from 1915-1932. He left films in 1932 due to the arrival of sound. He was hit by a car on September 13, 1951, never fully recovered from his injuries and died on December 2, 1957.

15. Irineo Leguisamo

Actor | ¡Leguisamo solo!

Irineo Leguisamo was born on October 20, 1903 in Arerunguá, Salto, Uruguay. He was an actor, known for ¡Leguisamo solo! (1930), Hasta siempre Carlos Gardel (1973) and Gardel, el alma que canta (1985). He died on December 2, 1985 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

16. Ivan Chermayeff

Production_designer | America at the Movies

Ivan Chermayeff was born on June 6, 1932 in London. He is known for his work on America at the Movies (1976), Carrier (2008) and OnCreativity (2012). He was married to Jane Clark and Sara Anne Duffy. He died on December 2, 2017 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

17. Jeff Truman

Writer | Underbelly

Jeff Truman was born on November 4, 1957 in Australia as Jeffrey Maxwell Truman. He was a writer and actor, known for Underbelly (2008), Superman Returns (2006) and The Quiet American (2002). He died on December 2, 2014 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

18. Junior Murvin

Soundtrack | 21 Jump Street

Junior Murvin was born in 1949 in Saint James, Jamaica. He died on December 2, 2013 in Port Antonio, Jamaica.

19. Ken Scott

Actor | Stopover Tokyo

Ken Scott was born on October 13, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Kenneth E. Schibath. He was an actor, known for Stopover Tokyo (1957), Bewitched (1964) and Death Valley Days (1952). He was married to Patricia Joyce. He died on December 2, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Les Whitten

Writer | Moon of the Wolf

Les Whitten was born on February 21, 1928 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Leslie Hunter Whitten Jr. He was a writer, known for Moon of the Wolf (1972) and American Expose: Who Murdered JFK? (1988). He was married to Phyllis Webber. He died on December 2, 2017 in Adelphi, Maryland, USA.

21. Lowell Hawthorne

Writer | A Baker's Son

Lowell Hawthorne was born in 1960 in St. Andrew, Jamaica. He was a writer, known for A Baker's Son, OnePeople: The Celebration (2012) and Undercover Boss (2010). He was married to Lorna. He died on December 2, 2017 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA.

22. Marianne Means

Self | What's My Line?

Marianne Means was born on June 13, 1934 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA as Marianne Hansen. She was married to James J. Kilpatrick, Warren Weaver Jr., Emmet Riordan, Cecil Paul Means and Edward H. DeHart. She died on December 2, 2017 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

23. Mark Gray

Soundtrack | Solid Gold

Mark Gray was born on October 24, 1952 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA as Mark Eugene Gray. He was married to Janice. He died on December 2, 2016 in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA.

24. Marty Feldman

Actor | Young Frankenstein

"I am too old to die young, and too young to grow up," Marty Feldman told a reporter -- a week before he died.

This beloved comedian, who poked fun at himself, as well as others, was born Martin Alan Feldman on July 8, 1934, in London, England. His parents were of Ukrainian Jewish heritage (from ...

25. Michael Gothard

Actor | Lifeforce

Best remembered in Britain for the television series Arthur of the Britons (1972), Ken Russell 's The Devils (1971) and as the villain in For Your Eyes Only (1981). His break into films came with Don Levy's Herostratus (1967). Michael was unmarried, living in Hampstead, England and under treatment ...

26. Michael Masters

Actor | Combat!

Michael Masters was born on August 7, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Michael A. Shanto. He is known for his work on Combat! (1962), Emergency! (1972) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He died on December 2, 2003 in Arleta, California, USA.

27. Mundell Lowe

Composer | Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask

Jazz legend Mundell Lowe learned to play guitar from the age of six, growing up in and around Laurel, Mississippi, the son of a Baptist minister. He helped his father hoe cotton on his farm but had no aspirations to work on the land. Aged ten, he acquired his first six-string guitar and became ...

28. Nelly Beltrán

Actress | La banda del Golden Rocket

Nelly Beltrán was born on August 29, 1925 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an actress, known for La banda del Golden Rocket (1991), Destino para dos (1968) and Socios para la aventura (1958). She was married to Maurice Jouvet. She died on December 2, 2007 in Buenos Aires.

29. Odetta

Soundtrack | Everything Must Go

Odetta was born on December 31, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Odetta Holmes. She was married to Louisiana Red, Don Gordon and Gary Shead. She died on December 2, 2008 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

30. Pablo Escobar

Self | Ciudadano Escobar

Pablo Escobar was born on December 1, 1949 in Rionegro, Medellín, Colombia as Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria. He was married to María Isabel Santos. He died on December 2, 1993 in Medellin, Colombia.

31. Pat Flaherty

Actor | My Man Godfrey

Pat Flaherty served in the military during the Mexican border campaign in 1916 and was a flying officer for the Signal Corps in World War I. He then played professional baseball in the minor leagues in Des Moines, San Francisco, Shreveport, Indianapolis, Akron and for other teams. He played ...

32. Richard Shannon

Actor | The Leather Saint

Richard Shannon was born on July 25, 1920 in San Francisco, California, USA as Richard Esberry Mangan. He was an actor, known for The Leather Saint (1956), Cattle Empire (1958) and Flight to Tangier (1953). He was married to Ellen Carmichael and Marla English. He died on December 2, 1989 in Astoria...

33. Robert Cummings

Actor | Dial M for Murder

Effective light comedian of '30s and '40s films and '50s and '60s TV series, Robert Cummings was renowned for his eternally youthful looks (which he attributed to a strict vitamin and health-food diet). He was educated at Carnegie Tech and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Deciding that ...

34. Rosemarie Frankland

Actress | We Shall See

Rosemarie Frankland was a beautiful young girl in London, working behind the counter at Marks and Spencer, who ended up becoming Britain's first Miss World in 1961. She began an affair with Bob Hope that lasted more than twenty years. She even moved in to his home in Palm Springs at one point. ...

35. Sabu

Actor | Arabian Nights

Sabu Dastagir (or Selar Shaik Sabu, depending on your resource) was born on January 27, 1924, in the little town of Mysore, India, which is nestled in the jungles of Karapur. The son of an elephant driver (mahout) in service for the Maharajah of his town, the young stable boy learned responsibility...

36. Tito Licausi

Actor | Amor se dice cantando

Tito Licausi is an actor, known for Amor se dice cantando (1959), Nace la libertad (1949) and El juramento de Lagardere (1955).

37. Ulli Lommel

Actor | Factory Cowboys: Working with Warhol

Widely known for his frequent collaborations with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a creative partnership which lasted 10 years and produced over 20 films, Ulli Lommel is one of the most consistently creative filmmakers to come from the New German Cinema movement.

The son of German comic performer Ludwig ...

38. Will MacMillan

Actor | The Enforcer

Born in Steubenville, Ohio on November 25th, 1944. Raised in West "By God" Virginia. Attended Washington & Jefferson for his undergrad, and BU for grad school. Worked with Lovelace Marionette Theater in Pittsburgh. Has worked extensively on stage as an actor and director, as well as being involved ...

39. William Blankenship

Actor | All My Children

William Blankenship was born on March 7, 1928 in Gatesville, Texas, USA as William Leonard Blankenship. He was an actor, known for All My Children (1970). He was married to Barbara Connally. He died on December 2, 2017 in Vienna, Austria.

40. William Tannen

Actor | Woman of the Year

William Tannen was born on November 17, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Woman of the Year (1942), 99 River Street (1953) and Hey, Jeannie! (1956). He was married to Donrue Leighton. He died on December 2, 1976 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.



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