Deaths: January 1

by bcampos862 | created - 02 Jan 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

1. Jon Paul Steuer

Actor | Grace Under Fire

Jon Paul "JP" Steuer began his acting career at age 4, and it was clear even then that here was a natural entertainer. Born and raised in Escondido, California, Jon made his acting debut on the television series Day by Day (1988), on which he played the role of Scotty Gilbert. He appeared on Star ...

2. Antonio Carrizo

Actor | Muchachos impacientes

Antonio Carrizo was born on September 15, 1926 in General Villegas, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Antonio Carrozzi. He was an actor and writer, known for Muchachos impacientes (1966), La mujer de tu prójimo (1966) and The Human Clay (1955). He died on January 1, 2016 in Buenos Aires.

3. Barbara Werle

Actress | Battle of the Bulge

Barbara Werle was born on October 6, 1928 in Mount Vernon, New York, USA as Barbara May Theresa Werle. She was an actress, known for Battle of the Bulge (1965), Seconds (1966) and Charro! (1969). She was married to John Branca. She died on January 1, 2013 in Carlsbad, California, USA.

4. Barton MacLane

Actor | The Maltese Falcon

Barton MacLane graduated from Wesleyan University, where he displayed a notable aptitude for sports, in particular football and basketball. Not surprisingly, his physical prowess led to an early role in The Quarterback (1926) with Richard Dix. MacLane once commented that, as an actor, he needed to ...

5. Carlos Soria

Self | Almorzando con Mirtha Legrand

Carlos Soria died on January 1, 2012 in Paso Córdova, Río Negro, Argentina.

6. Carol Ohmart

Actress | House on Haunted Hill

She was one of a bevy of sexy blondes shuffled about in 50s films, thrust into the limelight by ambitious movie studios as possible contenders to Marilyn Monroe's uncooperative pedestal. Almost none of these ladies managed to even step up to the plate when it came to the powerful allure of "La ...

7. Catya Sassoon

Actress | Tuff Turf

Daughter of English hair stylist Vidal Sassoon and American actress Beverly Adams, she was born and lived her tender years in Manhattan, New York, then in Los Angeles, California.

At 14, she dropped out of Beverly Hills High School to pursue a modeling career in New York, due to the persuasion of ...

8. Cesar Romero

Actor | Batman: The Movie

Tall, suave and sophisticated Cesar Romero actually had two claims to fame in Hollywood. To one generation, he was the distinguished Latin lover of numerous musicals and romantic comedies, and the rogue bandit The Cisco Kid in a string of low-budget westerns. However, to a younger generation weaned...

9. Cyril Shaps

Actor | The Spy Who Loved Me

The son of a tailor, Cyril studied at the London School of Broadcasting aged 12 years. His first professional appearance, at 12, came on Radio Lyons and Radio Luxembourg in such commercials as O.K. Sauce and Quaker Oats. After demob from the Army, he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art ...

10. Donna Douglas

Actress | The Beverly Hillbillies

An honest-to-goodness Southern Belle, similar to her most famous character role, "Elly May Clampett" on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Donna Douglas grew up in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, loving "critters". She got married soon after high school, had a son, divorced and won a couple of beauty...

11. Edmund Purdom

Actor | Mil gritos tiene la noche

Edmund Purdom was born on December 19, 1924 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England as Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom. He is known for his work on Pieces (1982), Herod the Great (1959) and The Egyptian (1954). He was married to Vivienne Purdom, Linda Christian, Alicia Darr and Tita Phillips. He...

12. Hank Williams

Soundtrack | The Last Picture Show

Hank Williams was born in September 1923 in a small Alabama farming community about 70 miles south of Montgomery. His father was a railroad engineer who was also a victim of shell shock after a year of fighting in France in 1918 during World War I and spent many years in veterans hospitals. Hank's ...

13. Jakub Zednicek

Actor | DonT Stop

Jakub Zednicek was born on June 13, 1990 in Brno, Czechoslovakia. He was an actor, known for DonT Stop (2012), The Labyrinth (2015) and Skoda lásky (2013). He died on January 1, 2018 in Brno, Czech Republic.

14. John Rodney

Actor | Key Largo

John Rodney was born on March 7, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Key Largo (1948), Bonanza (1959) and Wagon Train (1957). He died on January 1, 1996 in Frederick, Maryland, USA.

15. Juanita Moore

Actress | Imitation of Life

African American actress Juanita Moore entered films in the early 1950s, a time in which few black people were given an opportunity to act in major studio films. Fortunately Moore's roles began improving as Hollywood developed a social consciousness toward the end of the decade. In 1959 she ...

16. Julia Phillips

Producer | The Sting

Julia Phillips was born on April 7, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as Julia Miller. She was a producer and actress, known for The Sting (1973), Taxi Driver (1976) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). She was married to Michael Phillips. She died on January 1, 2002 in West Hollywood,...

18. Lhasa

Soundtrack | Playing for Keeps

Lhasa was born on September 27, 1972 in Big Indian, New York, USA. She was married to Ryan Morey. She died on January 1, 2010 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

19. Luis Mazzeo

Actor | Relatos salvajes

Luis Mazzeo was born in 1962 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Wild Tales (2014), Brave Father John (2004) and El patrón de la vereda (2005). He died on January 1, 2017 in Buenos Aires.

20. Margaret Sullavan

Actress | The Shop Around the Corner

Born in Norfolk, Virginia to wealthy stockbroker Cornelius Hancock Sullavan and heiress Garland Council Sullavan, Margaret Brooke overcame a muscle weakness in her childhood to go on to become a rebellious teenager at posh private schools. She went on to perform with the University Players at ...

21. Mario Cuomo

Actor | The Ghosts

Mario Cuomo was born to Andrea and Immaculata Cuomo on June 15th, 1932, in Queens, New York. He was the son of Italian immigrants. In Cuomo's early years he attended Saint John's University, summa cum laude in 1953. He then attended St. John's School of Law, and graduated tied for the top of his ...

22. Meg Wyllie

Actress | The Last Starfighter

Meg Wyllie was born on February 15, 1917 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, USA as Margaret Gillespie Wyllie. She was an actress, known for The Last Starfighter (1984), Marnie (1964) and Dragnet (1987). She died on January 1, 2002 in Glendale, California, USA.

23. Ninón Sevilla

Actress | Aventurera

Ninon Sevilla was a Mexican showgirl born in Cuba and raised by an aunt in the populous Centro Habana sector, Ninón Sevilla was graced with feline features, wonderful legs and exceptional vitality. She successfully danced her way through Havana night clubs and cabarets, and arrived in Mexico in ...

24. Patti Page

Soundtrack | Die Hard 2

Patti Page was born Clara Ann Fowler in Oklahoma in 1927. She began her professional singing career at KTUL, a Tulsa radio station. Since the program was sponsored by Page Milk, she adopted the moniker Patti Page, and it stuck. Patti toured the US in the late 1940s with Jimmy Joy, and notably sang ...

25. Phyllis Hill

Actress | That Girl

Phyllis Hill started on the stage in New York and later appeared with the Metropolitan Opera Company's ballet group and the Radio City Music Hall Ballet Corps. Formerly married to actor José Ferrer, she married Frank Overton in Los Angeles in 1962. She went into semi-retirement in 1983 following an...

26. Ray Walston

Actor | Popeye

Ray Walston started his acting career as a spear carrier with a local stock company. When the family moved to Houston, Texas, Walston's father wanted to teach him the oil business, but Walston instead joined a traveling repertory company (selling tickets as well as acting). He went on to associate ...

27. Robert Mann

Self | Speak the Music: Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music

Robert Mann was born on July 19, 1920 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Robert Nathaniel Mann. He was married to Lucy Rowan Mann. He died on January 1, 2018 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

28. Royce D. Applegate

Actor | Doctor Dolittle

Royce D. Applegate was born on December 25, 1939 in Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Doctor Dolittle (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and Splash (1984). He was married to Norma Hilderbrand. He died on January 1, 2003 in Hollywood Hills, California, USA.

29. Sally Mansfield

Actress | Rocky Jones, Space Ranger

Sally Mansfield was the daughter of Samuel Mahder (October 5, 1901 - April 14, 1970) and Marie (Strorigl) Mahder (October 24, 1900 - February 10, 1963) both born in Hungary. Sally studied at Chicago's Children's Summer Theater and the Sherwood Music School, and trod the boards under her birth name ...

30. Teddy Edelmann

Actor | Rocking Silver

Teddy Edelmann was born on September 9, 1941 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Teddy Edelmann Rasmussen. He was an actor, known for Rocking Silver (1983), Top Charlie (2007) and Dansk melodi grand prix (1993). He was married to Ritva Marjaana Sariola. He died on January 1, 2018 in Horsens, Denmark.

31. Victor Buono

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Larger than life, Laughtonesque, and with an eloquent, king-sized appetite for maniacal merriment, a good portion of the work of actor Victor Buono was squandered on hokey villainy on both film and television. Ostensibly perceived as bizarre or demented, seldom did Hollywood give this cultivated ...

32. Vilmos Zsigmond

Cinematographer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

33. Wolfgang Treu

Camera_department | Das Boot

Wolfgang Treu was born on April 12, 1930 in Hamburg, Germany. He is known for his work on Das Boot (1981), The Castle (1968) and The Night of the Askari (1976). He was married to Ellinor Busch. He died on January 1, 2018 in Hamburg.

34. Zeljko Senecic

Writer | Crveno i crno

Zeljko Senecic was born on January 18, 1933 in Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He was a production designer and art director, known for Crveno i crno (2006), Dubrovnik Twilight (1999) and Delusion (1998). He was married to Mani Gotovac. He died on January 2, 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia.

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