Deaths: January 3

by bcampos862 | created - 03 Jan 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

1. Saul Zaentz

Producer | The English Patient

Saul Zaentz learned gambling as a youth in Passaic, New Jersey, playing a card game called briscola. Later, in his twenties, he earned a full-time living as a gambler.

Saul settled in San Francisco after WWII, at first working for a local record distributor and eventually joining the jazz record ...

3. Alicia Rhett

Actress | Gone with the Wind

Alicia Rhett was born on February 1, 1915 in Savannah, Georgia, USA as Mary Alicia Rhett. She was an actress, known for Gone with the Wind (1939). She died on January 3, 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

4. Conrad Hilton

Self | Playhouse 90

Hotel magnate Conrad Nicholson Hilton was born on Christmas Day of 1887 in San Antonio, New Mexico. He was the son of Mary Genevive (Laufersweiler), who was of German descent, and August Halvorsen Hilton, a Norwegian immigrant, born in Hilton, Ullensaker, Akershus, Norway. His father ran a string ...

5. Dick Curtis

Actor | Racing Luck

Tall, hulking character actor Dick Curtis spent years at Columbia Pictures menacing everyone from cowboy star Charles Starrett to the slapstick team of The Three Stooges. Curtis, unlike many movie villains, showed a genuine flair for comedy--especially physical comedy--in his many appearances in ...

6. Emily Dole

Actress | GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

Emily Dole was born on September 28, 1957 in Orange, California, USA. She was an actress, known for GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (1986), Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989) and Son in Law (1993). She died on January 3, 2018 in Orange.

8. Gino Cervi

Actor | Le miserie del signor Travet

The son of Italian theatre critic Antonio Cervi, Gino Cervi was one of the most famous Italian actors, first on stage, then on screen and finally on television. He appeared in his first play in 1924, a year after his father's death. He won world fame with three movies directed by Alessandro Blasetti...

9. Howard McNear

Actor | The Andy Griffith Show

Although Los Angeles native Howard McNear had a long career on radio and in films, he will forever be remembered for his memorable - and scene-stealing - portrayal of Floyd the Barber in the long-running The Andy Griffith Show (1960) (actor Don Knotts once said that playing Floyd wasn't much of a ...

10. Ivan Triesault

Actor | Notorious

Ivan Triesault was born on July 13, 1898 in Reval, Russian Empire as Johann Constantin Treisalt. He was an actor, known for Notorious (1946), The 300 Spartans (1962) and The Amazing Transparent Man (1960). He died on January 3, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

12. Jean Willes

Actress | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Jean Willes is best known for her roles in a number of B movies in the 1950s and 1960s as well as on the small screen. Lovely and curvaceous, she often played hard-boiled gold-diggers, party girls, gun molls, and saloon girls. She came off as a wily, smarter version of Barbara Nichols or Iris Adrian...

13. Jill Haworth

Actress | Exodus

A slim, stunning, stylish-looking actress, British Jill Haworth (born Valerie Jill Haworth on August 15, 1945 in Sussex) was a free-spirited product of the 1960s. Her father was a textile magnate and sometime race car driver and mother an aspiring ballerina. Trained in dance herself, she attended ...

14. Joaquín Martínez

Actor | Jeremiah Johnson

Joaquin Martinez considers himself the luckiest man alive. A painfully shy medical student at Mexico City's University, he was forced by a teacher to join the school's drama group to get rid of his "inadequacy". There he not only discovered a new world but was rewarded with a scholarship to ...

15. Joy Adamson

Writer | Born Free

Joy Adamson was born on January 20, 1910 in Troppau, Silesia, Austria-Hungary as Friederike Viktoria Gessner. She is known for her work on Born Free (1998), Born Free (1966) and Living Free (1972). She was married to George Adamson, Peter René Oscar Bally and Victor Isidor Ernst Ritter von Klarwill...

16. Judith Anderson

Actress | Rebecca

Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway ...

17. Néstor Ibarra

Actor | Secretos compartidos

Néstor Ibarra was born on November 5, 1938 in Puán, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Secretos compartidos (1998), Yo gané el prode, ¿y usted? (1973) and Recursos humanos (2002). He died on January 3, 2005 in Buenos Aires.

18. Olga San Juan

Actress | Are You with It?

She possessed the same tiny frame and fervid temperament as Brazilian Carmen Miranda and, for most her career, Puerto Rican singer/dancer Olga San Juan, like Miranda, was a welcome distraction by American audiences. A flavorful, scene-stealing personality who delightfully mangled the English ...

19. Pat Hingle

Actor | Batman & Robin

Pat Hingle (real name: Martin Patterson Hingle) was born in Miami, Florida, the son of a building contractor. His parents divorced when Hingle was still in his infancy (he never knew his father) and his mother supported the family by teaching school in Denver. She then began to travel (with her son...

20. Paul Bley

Composer | Die blaue Stunde

Paul Bley was born on November 10, 1932 in Montréal, Québec, Canada as Hyman Paul Bley. He was a composer, known for The Blue Hour (1992), Peggy's Blue Skylight (1986) and Till Orfeus - En resa i Palle Nielsens bildvärld (1989). He was married to Carol Goss, Annette Peacock and Carla Bley. He ...

21. Phil Everly

Soundtrack | Bull Durham

Phil Everly was born on January 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Phillip Jason Everly. He was married to Patrice Yvonne Arnold, Patricia Mickey and Jacqueline Alice Ertel. He died on January 3, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA.

22. Philip Eden

Self | The Weather

Philip Eden was born on July 14, 1951 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England as Geoffrey Philip Eden. He died on January 3, 2018 in the United Kingdom.

23. Rex Lease

Actor | The Cowboy and the Bandit

Born in 1903 (not 1901, according to Social Security records), strapping cowboy actor Rex Lease was initially interested in the ministry when he decided to devote his life instead to acting. In what would be a rollercoaster ride of a career, he set his sights on Hollywood in 1922 and broke into ...

24. Rodolfo Kuhn

Director | Los jóvenes viejos

Rodolfo Kuhn was born on December 29, 1934 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a director and writer, known for The Old Young People (1962), Argentina, mayo de 1969: Los caminos de la liberación (1969) and Pajarito Gómez (1965). He was married to Elsa Daniel. He died on January 3, 1987...

25. Salo Pasik

Actor | Los amores de Kafka

Salo Pasik was born on September 11, 1945 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as Salomon Pasik. He was an actor, known for The Loves of Kafka (1988), Fronteras (2011) and Amor en custodia (2005). He died on January 3, 2017 in Buenos Aires.

26. Sam Lovullo

Producer | Hee Haw

Sam Lovullo was born on September 30, 1928 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Salvatore Lovullo. He was a producer and casting director, known for Hee Haw (1969), The Nashville Palace (1980) and Hee Haw Honeys (1978). He was married to Grace. He died on January 3, 2017 in Encino, California, USA.

27. Sergiu Nicolaescu

Director | Duelul

Sergiu Nicolaescu was born on the 13th of April 1930, in Targu Jiu, Gorj County, Romania. Nicolaescu, the 'Steven Spielberg of the Romanian cinema', was a brilliant, self-taught technician and a master of popular entertainment who approached during his long career various genres with great success....

28. Tom Gries

Director | Will Penny

Georgetown University-educated Thomas Stephen Gries was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ruth Marie (Gluck), an advertising copywriter and actress, and Joseph Charles Gries. He returned from service with the US Marines in WW II and worked as a reporter for a Chicago newspaper. Traveling to Hollywood ...

29. Victor Sjöström

Actor | Smultronstället

Victor Sjöström was born on September 20, 1879, and is the undisputed father of Swedish film, ranking as one of the masters of world cinema. His influence lives on in the work of Ingmar Bergman and all those directors, both Swedish and international, influenced by his work and the works of ...



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