Deaths: December 29

by bcampos862 | created - 30 Dec 2016 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. Gabriela Gili

Actress | Alta comedia

Angel-faced, blue-eyed blonde who was the heroine of late sixties soap operas Yo compro ésta mujer (1968) and Esta mujer es mía (1971). Teamed with Rodolfo Bebán in Malevo (1972) and El gato (1976), she married him in mid-seventies.

2. Andrei Tarkovsky

Writer | Solyaris

The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood (1962), which ...

4. Bill Erwin

Actor | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Bill Erwin was born on December 2, 1914 in Honey Grove, Texas, USA as William Lindsey Erwin. He was an actor, known for Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Home Alone (1990) and Somewhere in Time (1980). He was married to Lucy Frances MacLachlan. He died on December 29, 2010 in Studio City, ...

5. Carmen Franco

Self | Defenders of the Faith

Carmen Franco was born on September 14, 1926 in Oviedo, Spain as María del Carmen Franco Polo. She was married to Cristóbal Martínez-Bordiú. She died on December 29, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

6. Danny Breen

Producer | The Wayne Brady Show

Danny Breen was born on October 11, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Daniel Martin Breen. He was a producer and writer, known for The Wayne Brady Show (2002), Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) and The Net (1995). He was married to Nonie Newton-Riley. He died on December 29, 2017 in Los Angeles,...

7. Dinsdale Landen

Actor | Rasputin: The Mad Monk

Dinsdale Landen was educated at King's School, Rochester and spent a time at the Florence Moore Drama School. This was followed by National Service with the RAF, during which time, he joined a drama group. Upon demobilisation, he joined Worthing rep. He has enjoyed an extensive career in the cinema...

8. Don Taylor

Actor | Stalag 17

Born in Freeport, Pennsylvania, Don Taylor studied law, then speech and drama at Penn State University, where as a freshman he began taking part in college stage productions. Hitchhiking to Hollywood in 1942, the youthful Taylor screen-tested at Warner Brothers but was rejected because of his draft...

9. Earl Hindman

Actor | Silverado

Earl Hindman was born on October 20, 1942 in Bisbee, Arizona, USA as Earl John Hindman. He was an actor, known for Silverado (1985), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) and The Parallax View (1974). He was married to Molly McGreevy. He died on December 29, 2003 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

10. Frank Thring

Actor | Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Frank Thring was born on May 11, 1926 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Francis William Thring Jr. He was an actor, known for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), Ben-Hur (1959) and The Vikings (1958). He was married to Joan Cunliffe. He died on December 29, 1994 in Melbourne.

11. Indus Arthur

Actress | MASH

Indus Arthur was born on April 28, 1941 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Indus Jo Saugstad. She was an actress, known for MASH (1970), The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) and Ben Casey (1961). She died on December 29, 1984 in Los Angeles County.

12. Jackson Hunsicker

Writer | The Frog Prince

Was the co-founder of the nonprofit organization Reading Glass Project, which asks travelers to Third World countries to purchase reading glasses from RGP and give them to local folks in need. The initiative has benefited thousands of people.

13. Jim Baikie

Self | Signals

Jim Baikie was born on June 28, 1940 in Scotland. He was married to Fiona. He died on December 29, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

14. José Louzeiro

Writer | Corpo Santo

José Louzeiro was born on September 19, 1932 in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil as José de Jesus Louzeiro. He was a writer, known for Corpo Santo (1987), Estranhas Relações (1983) and Fruto do Amor (1981). He died on December 29, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

15. Julie Allred

Actress | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Born in Philadelphia to a Jewish family, she landed her one and only film role in the 1962 thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) after winning a contest. After appearing as the young Jane Hudson she never returned to the screen or any other form of acting thereafter due to the religious ...

16. Lita Grey

Actress | The Devil's Sleep

Lita Grey began working for Charles Chaplin at his Hollywood studio when she was 12, doing bit parts in a couple of movies of his. Three years later, at 15, she met Chaplin again, became pregnant by him and they were married in 1924, when she was 16 and he was 35. They had two sons before their ...

17. Marie Menken

Actress | The Life of Juanita Castro

Marie Menken was born on May 25, 1909 in New York City, New York, USA as Marie Menkevicius. She was a director and cinematographer, known for The Life of Juanita Castro (1965), Chelsea Girls (1966) and The Gravediggers from Guadix (1960). She was married to Willard Maas. She died on December 29, ...

19. Nestor Goncalves

Nestor Goncalves was born on April 27, 1936 in Baltasar Brum, Artigas, Uruguay as Néstor Gonçalves Martinicorena. He died on December 29, 2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

20. Pedro Osinaga

Actor | Antología de la zarzuela

Pedro Osinaga was born on December 15, 1936 in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain as Pedro Osinaga Escribano. He was an actor, known for Antología de la zarzuela (1979), Estudio 1 (1965) and Novela (1963). He was married to Tomasa Losa Fernández. He died on December 29, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

21. Peggy Cummins

Actress | Gun Crazy

Peggy Cummins was born on December 18, 1925 in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales as Augusta Margaret Diane Fuller. She was an actress, known for Gun Crazy (1950), Curse of the Demon (1957) and The Late George Apley (1947). She was married to William Herbert Derek Dunnett. She died on December 29, 2017...

22. Perla Mux

Actress | El cielo en las manos

Perla Mux is an actress, known for El cielo en las manos (1950), Bartolo tenía una flauta (1946) and Mujeres en sombra (1951).

23. Oscar Carmelo Milazzo

Actor | Embrujo de amor

Oscar Carmelo Milazzo was an actor, known for Embrujo de amor (1971), I, the Worst of All (1990) and No toca botón (1987). He died on December 29, 1991 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


24. Ralph Clanton

Actor | Cyrano de Bergerac

Ralph Clanton was born on September 11, 1914 in Fresno, California, USA as Ralph Woodward Clanton. He was an actor, known for Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), Johnny Tremain (1957) and Trading Places (1983). He died on December 29, 2002 in Staten Island, New York, USA.

25. Robert Patten

Actor | Airport

Robert Patten was born on October 11, 1925 in Tacoma, Washington, USA as Robert Fitz Randolph Patten. He was an actor, known for Airport (1970), Westworld (1973) and Twelve O'Clock High (1949). He was married to Peggy Lloyd and Patricia Grant. He died on December 29, 2001 in Malibu, California, USA.

26. Violet MacMillan

Actress | The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Violet MacMillan was born on March 4, 1885 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Violet Iola McMillan. She was an actress and director, known for The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914), The New Wizard of Oz (1914) and The Girl Who Won Out (1917). She was married to John Hall Folger (industrial executive) and ...

27. William Boyett

Actor | Newsies

William Boyett was born on January 3, 1927 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Harry William Boyett. He is known for his work on Newsies (1992), When a Stranger Calls (1979) and Turner & Hooch (1989). He was married to Joan Amelia Reynolds and Willagene Wither. He died on December 29, 2004 in Mission Hills,...

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