Deaths: January 2

by bcampos862 | created - 03 Jan 2017 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. Frank Buxton

Actor | Overboard

Born in Wellesley, MA, USA, Buxton grew up in Larchmont, NY, USA, graduated from Northwestern University (BS) and Syracuse University (MS). After service in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, he worked in local television as a producer-director in Buffalo, N.Y. and Chicago, IL and then began his ...

2. Alan Hale Jr.

Actor | Gilligan's Island

The son of the great character actor (and Errol Flynn sidekick) Alan Hale, Alan Hale Jr. (he dropped the Jr. after his father passed away) was literally born into the movies. Hale did his first movie as a baby and continued to act until his death. Unlike other child actors, Hale made a smooth ...

3. Anne Francis

Actress | Forbidden Planet

Anne Francis got into show business quite early in life. She was born on September 16, 1930 in Ossining, New York (which is near Sing Sing prison), the only child of Phillip Francis, a businessman/salesman, and the former Edith Albertson. A natural little beauty, she became a John Robert Powers ...

4. Betty Woodman

Self | The Woodmans

Betty Woodman was born on May 14, 1930 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA as Elizabeth Abrahams. She was married to George Woodman. She died on January 2, 2018 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

5. Bill Hart

Stunts | Escape from New York

Bill Hart was born on July 28, 1934 in Red Oak, Texas, USA as Billy Gene Welch. He is known for his work on Escape from New York (1981), Raw Deal (1986) and The Jackal (1997). He was married to Rina Solowitz and Charlene Roberson. He died on January 2, 2015 in Northridge, California, USA.

6. Council Cargle

Actor | Detroit 9000

Council Cargle was born on February 8, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Detroit 9000 (1973), Word of Honor (1981) and The Elevator (2001). He was married to Maggie Porter. He died on January 2, 2013 in Detroit.

7. Dick Powell

Actor | Murder, My Sweet

Few actors ever managed a complete image transition as thoroughly as did Dick Powell: in his case, from the boyish, wavy-haired crooner in musicals to rugged crime fighters in films noir. Powell grew up in the town of Little Rock, Arkansas, one of three brothers (one of them, Howard, ended up as ...

8. Emil Jannings

Actor | The Last Command

His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Madame DuBarry (1919) and Quo Vadis? (1924), followed by The Last Laugh (1924)(aka The ...

9. Giovanni Di Clemente

Producer | Speriamo che sia femmina

Was engaged to German actress Sabina Began for 7 years.

10. Guida Maria

Actress | A Promessa

Guida Maria was born on January 23, 1950 in Lisbon, Portugal. She was an actress, known for The Vows (1973), Baía das Mulheres (2004) and The Emissaries of Khalom (1988). She was married to Mike Sergeant. She died on January 2, 2018 in Lisbon.

11. Héctor Coire

Actor | Escuela de campeones

Héctor Coire was born in 1917 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Escuela de campeones (1950), Gold in Clay (1939) and La vida de una mujer (1951). He died on January 2, 1974 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

12. Jack Carson

Actor | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

When Jack Carson arrived in Hollywood in 1937, he found work at RKO as an extra. His first major acting role came alongside Humphrey Bogart in the romantic comedy Stand-In (1937). After a few years, he developed into a popular character actor who would be seen in a large number of comedies, ...

13. Jacques Lassalle

Director | Teatr telewizji

Jacques Lassalle was born on July 6, 1936 in Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, France. He is known for his work on Teatr telewizji (1953), Le tartuffe (1984) and La serva amorosa (1996). He was married to Françoise. He died on January 2, 2018 in Paris, France.

14. Jett Travolta

Jett Travolta was born on April 13, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He died on January 2, 2009 in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.

15. Jim Boyd

Actor | The Electric Company

Jim Boyd was born on November 11, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as James A. Boyd. He was an actor, known for The Electric Company (1971), Law & Order (1990) and Space Force (1978). He was married to Kathleen Paris. He died on January 2, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

16. Jo Ann Marlowe

Actress | Mildred Pierce

Jo Ann Marlowe was born Jo Ann Mares in Schuyler, NE in 1936 to Edward and Theora Mares.

Jo Ann was discovered on a family vacation in Hollywood at age 4 by a Warner Brothers director in a restaurant. The family relocated to California and Jo Ann took the stage name, Jo Ann Marlowe.

Jo Ann acted for ...

17. Joan Corominas

Actor | Crónicas Drakonianas

Joan Corominas is an actor, known for Crónicas Drakonianas (2010), Coco rallado (2008) and Mar de fons (2006).

18. John Berger

Writer | Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000

John Berger was born on November 5, 1926 in Stoke Newington, London, England as John Peter Berger. He is known for his work on Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976), The Salamander (1971) and The Middle of the World (1974). He was married to Beverly Bancroft, Patricia Marriott and Anya ...

19. Ladislao Mazurkiewicz

Self | X FIFA World Cup 1974

Ladislao Mazurkiewicz was born as Ladislao Mazurkiewicz Iglesias. He died on January 2, 2013 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

20. Little Jimmy Dickens

Soundtrack | More American Graffiti

Little Jimmy Dickens was born on December 19, 1920 in Bolt, West Virginia, USA as James Cecil Dickens. He was married to Mona Evans, Anne Ernestine Jones and Dorothy (Connie) Chapman. He died on January 2, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

21. Lynn Cartwright

Actress | A League of Their Own

Frequently appearing for or alongside her actor/writer husband of 50 years, noted stage, screen and TV heavy and writer Leo Gordon, actress Lynn Cartwright is probably best remembered for one of her early screen roles as the brusque, Brooklyn-accented switchboard operator in the cult horror The ...

22. Miriam Seegar

Actress | Seven Keys to Baldpate

Miriam Seegar was born on September 1, 1907, to Frank and Carrie (née Wall) Seegar, both teachers. Raised in Greentown, Indiana, in the Seegar-Sewell home on 404 S. Main Street, she was the fourth of five daughters. Her sisters, known around town as the Seegar Sisters, were educator Helen ...

23. Nancy Kelly

Actress | The Bad Seed

Coached by her show-business mother, a former actress, brunette Nancy Kelly started her career as a one-year-old model for James Montgomery Flagg. While receiving her education at the Bentley School for Girls she also trained as an actress. From 1926, the precociously talented Nancy became one of ...

24. Ned Wertimer

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Ned Wertimer was born on October 27, 1923 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Edward Wertimer. He was an actor, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) and Bad Company (1972). He was married to Skyne Uku. He died on January 2, 2013 in Valley ...

25. Osa Massen

Actress | Rocketship X-M

Osa Massen (born Aase Madsen Iversen) was a newspaper photographer with an ambition to become a film editor. Prolific Danish film director Alice O'Fredericks gave her a role in her film Kidnapped (1935). After only two films in Denmark, she was given a screen test by 20th Century Fox and arrived in...

26. Pete Postlethwaite

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film. Growing up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in ...

27. Peter Hobbs

Actor | The Man with Two Brains

Peter Hobbs was born on January 18, 1918 in Etretat, France. He was an actor, known for The Man with Two Brains (1983), The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Sleeper (1973). He was married to Carolyn Adams and Patience Cleveland. He died on January 2, 2011 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

28. Randy Dee Hafen


Randy Dee Hafen was born on July 20, 1988. He was an actor, known for Bones (2005). He died on January 2, 2017.

29. Richard D. Winters

Self | Band of Brothers

Richard D. Winters was born on January 21, 1918 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Band of Brothers (2001), The Last Days of World War II (2005) and American Experience (1988). He was married to Ethel. He died on January 2, 2011 in Palmyra, Pennsylvania.

30. Richard Machowicz

Actor | Gamer

Richard "Mack" Machowicz is best known as the host/producer of Discovery Channel's FutureWeapons and Weapons that Changed the World. He was also the host of Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior and History Channel's Ultimate Soldier Challenge. Mack offered his military and weapons expertise as a key ...

31. Rick Hall

Soundtrack | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Rick Hall was born on January 31, 1932 in Forest Grove, Mississippi, USA as Roe Erister Hall. He was married to Linda Kay Hall. He died on January 2, 2018 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA.

32. Ross Alexander

Actor | Captain Blood

The tragically brief life of fresh-faced, boyishly handsome Ross Alexander, who seemed to have everything going for him, plays these days like a bad Hollywood movie. Alexander was a charming, highly engaging young actor whose pleasant voice and breezy personality aided greatly in his transition ...

33. Sergio Jiménez

Director | Nunca te olvidaré

Sergio Jiménez was born on December 17, 1937 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He was an actor and director, known for Nunca te olvidaré (1999), Mujeres engañadas (1999) and The Prettiest Ugly Girl (2006). He died on January 2, 2007 in Mexico City.

34. Shepard Menken

Actor | I Spy

Shepard Menken was born on November 2, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for I Spy (1965), Forgive and Forget (1969) and South Seas Adventure (1958). He died on January 2, 1999 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. Silvana Gallardo

Actress | Death Wish II

Silvana Gallardo was born on January 13, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA as Sandra Silvana Gallardo. She was an actress and producer, known for Death Wish II (1982), Centennial (1978) and A Walk in the Clouds (1995). She was married to Billy Drago. She died on January 2, 2012 in Paris, ...

36. Steven Gilborn

Actor | Evolution

Steven Gilborn was born on July 15, 1936 in New Rochelle, New York, USA as Steven Neil Gilborn. He was an actor, known for Evolution (2001), Doctor Dolittle (1998) and Alien: Resurrection (1997). He was married to Karen Halverson. He died on January 2, 2009 in North Chatham, New York.

37. Tareka

Actress | Der schräge Otto

Tareka was born on November 22, 1927 in Lisbon, Portugal as Maria Teresa Guerra Bastos Gonçalves. She was an actress and writer, known for Der schräge Otto (1957), Todo o Tempo do Mundo (1999) and A Árvore (1991). She was married to João José Morais Sarmento Ramalho, António Caetano de ...

38. Tex Ritter

Soundtrack | High Noon

Tex Ritter was born on January 12, 1905 in Murvaul, Texas, USA as Woodward Maurice Ritter. He was married to Dorothy Fay. He died on January 2, 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

39. Tony Calder

Self | Queens of British Pop

Tony Calder was born on June 27, 1943 in Surbiton, Surrey, England. He was married to Karen Richardson and Jennifer. He died on January 2, 2018 in London, England.

40. Una Merkel

Actress | Private Lives

Una Merkel began her movie career as stand-in for Lillian Gish in the movie The Wind (1928). After that, she performed on Broadway before she returned to movies for the D.W. Griffith film Abraham Lincoln (1930). In her early years, before gaining a few pounds, she looked like Lillian Gish, but ...

41. Virginia Field

Actress | Waterloo Bridge

London-born actress, daughter of the King's Counsel, St. John Field, educated in Paris and Vienna. Her mother, a cousin of famous Confederate General Robert E. Lee, chose the name "Virginia" as homage to Lee's beloved home state. Virginia also had an actress aunt, Auriol Lee, who paved the way for ...

42. Wilbur Plaugher

Actor | Run, Appaloosa, Run

Wilbur Plaugher was born on March 13, 1922 in Lima, Ohio, USA as Wilbur Preston Plaugher. He was an actor, known for Run, Appaloosa, Run (1966), The Incredible Adventure of Jojo (And His Annoying Little Sister Avila) (2014) and Daniel Boone (1964). He died on January 2, 2018 in Sanger, California, ...

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