Deaths: June 2

by bcampos862 | created - 04 Jun 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Imogene Coca

Actress | National Lampoon's Vacation

Imogene Coca is best remembered for playing opposite Sid Caesar in the live 90-minute Your Show of Shows (1950), which ran every Saturday night in regular season on NBC from February 1950 to June 1954. Their repertoire of comedy acts included the very memorable, hilarious, timeless and ...

2. Ann Nelson

Actress | Airplane!

Ann Nelson was born on May 27, 1916 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Margaret Ann Barnes. She was an actress, known for Airplane! (1980), My Girl (1991) and Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). She died on June 2, 1992 in Los Angeles.

3. Anthony 'Scooter' Teague

Actor | How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Scooter attended Jacksboro High School from 1953 to 1955. He always wanted to be in entertainment. He got the role Big Deal in West Side Story (1961) and has been in several other films as well including How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) and received a role in the Elvis ...

4. Bernard E. Trainor

Self | Odysseus in America

Bernard E. Trainor was born on September 28, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as Bernard Edmund Trainor. He is known for his work on Odysseus in America (2005), Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (1998) and Meet the Press (1947). He was married to Peggy Hamilton. He died on June 2, 2018 in ...

5. Bo Diddley

Actor | Trading Places

Ever heard "I Want Candy" or "Not Fade Away" or "Willie & The Hand Jive", Shirley & Company's "Shame, Shame, Shame" or U2's "Desire" or George Michael's "Faith"? If you have, then you've heard the "Bo Diddley beat", the most famous beat in the world! One of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll, Bo ...

6. Bunny Berigan

Soundtrack | Brick

Bunny Berigan was born on November 2, 1908 in Fox Lake, Wisconsin, USA as Rowland Bernart Berigan. He was married to Donna. He died on June 2, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA.

7. Dick Cusack

Actor | While You Were Sleeping

Dick Cusack was born on August 29, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Richard John Cusack. He was an actor and writer, known for While You Were Sleeping (1995), Eight Men Out (1988) and Chain Reaction (1996). He was married to Ann Paula "Nancy" Carolan. He died on June 2, 2003 in ...

8. Dorothy DeBorba

Actress | Love Business

Dorothy DeBorba was born on March 28, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Dorothy Adelle DeBorba. She was an actress, known for Love Business (1931), The Stolen Jools (1931) and Free Eats (1932). She was married to Max Ferdinand Haberreiter. She died on June 2, 2010 in Walnut Creek, California.

9. Dorothy Stickney

Actress | I Never Sang for My Father

Dorothy, who was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, studied acting in Minneapolis. After several years in summer stock and vaudeville, she made her debut on Broadway in 1926 in "The Squall," and achieved notoriety in a Her father, Victor Hugo Stickney, was a doctor who made house calls on horseback; ...

10. Elina Colomer

Actress | El conde de Montecristo

Elina Colomer was born in 1922 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Elina Francisca Colomer. She was an actress, known for The Count of Monte Cristo (1953), The Name Was Carlos Gardel (1949) and El hombre de las sorpresas (1949). She died on January 2, 1987 in Buenos Aires.

11. George S. Kaufman

Writer | A Night at the Opera

American playwright of acerbic wit. Twice won the Pulitzer Prize, and is best known for his collaborative authorship of "Once in a Lifetime," with Moss Hart (1930); "Of Thee I Sing," with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin (1931); "Dinner at Eight," with Edna Ferber (1932); "You Can't Take It with You"...

12. Gloria Ugarte

Actress | Ché OVNI

Gloria Ugarte is an actress, known for Ché OVNI (1968), Alta comedia (1965) and Alta política (1957).

13. Helen Carter

Soundtrack | Walk the Line

Helen Carter was born on September 12, 1927 in Maces Springs, Scott County, Virginia, USA. She died on June 2, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

14. Irving Sandler

Self | The Poetics of Color: Natvar Bhavsar, a Painter's Journey

Irving Sandler was born on July 22, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA.

15. Jack O'Neill

Self | Barefoot Adventure

Jack O'Neill was born on March 27, 1923 in Denver, Colorado, USA. He was married to Noriko and Marjorie Bennett. He died on June 2, 2017 in Santa Cruz, California, USA.

16. Jean Hersholt

Actor | Greed

If ever there was a Great Dane in Hollywood it was Jean Hersholt - and one of its great hearts as well. He was from a well-known Danish stage and entertainment family that had toured throughout Europe performing with young Jean as an essential cast member. He graduated from the Copenhagen Art ...

17. Jeffrey Tate

Soundtrack | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Jeffrey Tate was born on April 28, 1943 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England as Jeffrey Philip Tate. He is known for his work on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006) and Der Ring des Nibelungen (1980). He died on June 2, 2017 in Bergamo, Lombardy, ...

18. Jim Hutton

Actor | The Green Berets

Described in the press as the heir apparent to James Stewart and Jack Lemmon, Jim Hutton broke out of the pack with his funny, awkward TV Thompson in Where the Boys Are (1960). Son of Col. Thomas R. Hutton and Helen Ryan, his parents divorced when he was an infant. Jim recalled seeing his father ...

19. Kathryn Joosten

Actress | Desperate Housewives

Kathryn is best known for her portrayals of "Karen McCluskey" on Desperate Housewives (2004) on ABC and of "Mrs. Landingham", secretary to the President (Martin Sheen), on the critically-acclaimed NBC drama, The West Wing (1999). She has also recurred on Dharma & Greg (1997), and guest-starred ...

20. Leo Gorcey

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Leo Gorcey's parents were actor Bernard Gorcey (born 1888) who stood 4' 10", and Josephine Condon (born 1901), who stood 4' 11" and weighed 95 pounds; they worked in vaudeville in New York. In 1915, 14-year-old Josephine gave birth to Fred. In 1917, Leo was born, a large baby at 12 lb. 3 oz.; as an...

21. Lou Gehrig

Actor | Rawhide

Lou Gehrig is remembered as baseball's "Iron Horse" and used to own the major league record for the 2,130 consecutive games that he played for the New York Yankees between 1925 and 1939, where he had a .340 career batting average, making him one of the greatest hitters of all time. Henry Louis ...

22. Luis Farinello

Self | Almorzando con Mirtha Legrand

Luis Farinello was born as Luis Ángel Farinello. He died on June 2, 2018 in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

23. Lya Lys

Actress | L'âge d'or

This blonde stunner and German-born foreign import started life on May 18, 1908, in Berlin as Nathalie Margoulis (or perhaps Natalia Lyech) the daughter of a Russian banker and French pediatrician. The family moved to Paris when she was young where she received her schooling both there and in ...

24. Malcolm Lipkin

Composer | Sun

Malcolm Lipkin was born on May 2, 1932 in Liverpool, England as Malcolm Leyland Lipkin. He was a composer, known for Sun (2013). He was married to Judith Frankel. He died on June 2, 2017 in the UK.

25. Marc Christian

Actor | Deadly Addiction

Marc Christian was born on June 23, 1953 in Hollywood, California, USA as Marc Christian MacGinnis. He was an actor, known for Deadly Addiction (1988), Trent & Tilly (2012) and Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992). He died on June 2, 2009 in Burbank, California.

26. Marjorie Stapp

Actress | The Adventures of Sir Galahad

Marjorie Stapp was born on September 17, 1921 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She was an actress, known for The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949), The Blazing Trail (1949) and Kronos (1957). She was married to Robert Alan Browne. She died on June 2, 2014 in Laguna Woods, California, USA.

27. Mel Ferrer

Actor | Lili

Actor/director/producer Mel Ferrer was born Melchor Gaston Ferrer on August 25, 1917, in Elberon, New Jersey. The son of a Cuban-born surgeon and a Manhattan socialite, he went to prep school and attended Princeton University. From the age of 15 he worked in summer stock. After Princeton he became ...

28. Nick Meglin

Writer | Mike the Mimic

Nick Meglin was born on July 30, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Nick Megliola. He is known for his work on Mike the Mimic (1967), Bowl Brummel (1967) and The Mad Magazine TV Special (1974). He was married to Lucille Guerriero. He died on June 2, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

29. Peter Sallis

Actor | The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Peter Sallis was born on February 1, 1921 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England as Peter John Sallis. He was an actor, known for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), Last of the Summer Wine (1973) and The Wrong Trousers (1993). He was married to Elaine Usher. He died on June 2, ...

30. Philip Dunne

Writer | Ten North Frederick

Philip Dunne was born on February 11, 1908 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer and director, known for Ten North Frederick (1958), The Last of the Mohicans (1992) and David and Bathsheba (1951). He was married to Amanda Duff. He died on June 2, 1992 in Malibu, California, USA.

31. Pilar Seurat

Actress | Adventures in Paradise

Born Rita Hernandez in Manila, Philippines, Pilar Seurat moved to Los Angeles in her childhood and started out as a dancer in Ken Murray's "Blackouts" troupe. In the late 1950s she started her acting career in several guest TV appearances, and was often considered at the top of the list whenever a ...

32. Ray Combs

Actor | Overboard

Ray Combs was born on April 3, 1956 in Hamilton, Ohio, USA as Raymond Neil Combs Jr. He is known for his work on Overboard (1987), Family Feud (1988) and Vampire in Brooklyn (1995). He was married to Debra Jo Loomis. He died on June 2, 1996 in Glendale, California, USA.

33. Rene Bond

Actress | Five Loose Women

Rene Bond dominated early '70s Los Angeles porn, appearing in about 300 films and loops. She entered porn in the late 1960s for the usual reason--money. In her own words, "I had some friends who were working in porno, and I needed the money. So they said they'd introduce me to some people, and they...

34. Rex Harrison

Actor | My Fair Lady

Rex Harrison was born Reginald Carey Harrison in Huyton, Lancashire, England, to Edith Mary (Carey) and William Reginald Harrison, a cotton broker. He changed his name to Rex as a young boy, knowing it was the Latin word for "King". Starting out on his theater career at age 18, his first job at the ...

35. Richard Dawson

Actor | The Running Man

Richard Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm on November 20, 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. When he was 14, he joined the Merchant Marines and served for three years. During that time, he made money boxing. He had to lie about his age and remain tough so the older guys would not hassle him. In ...

36. Robert Carson

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Robert Carson was born on June 8, 1909 in Carman, Manitoba, Canada as Robert Samuel Carson. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Hawaiian Eye (1959) and Red Snow (1952). He died on June 2, 1979 in Atascadero, California, USA.

37. Sammy Kaye

Soundtrack | Radio Days

Composer ("Remember Pearl Harbor") and conductor, educated on scholarship at Ohio University. He organized his first dance band while in college, eventually opening the College Inn, featuring his orchestra. With the Ohio U. band, he toured the USA, appearing on radio and introducing the program "So...

38. Santiago Bernabeu

Self | Operación Plus Ultra

Santiago Bernabeu was born on June 8, 1895 in Almansa, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain as Santiago Bernabéu de Yeste. He died on June 2, 1978 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

39. Sergio Ramos

Actor | Nocturno amor que te vas

Sergio Ramos was born on September 27, 1935 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He was an actor and director, known for Nocturno amor que te vas (1987), Serafin y la lámpara libidinosa (1994) and Los tres de palo alto (1989). He died on June 2, 2004 in Mexico City, Mexico.

40. Stephen Boyd

Actor | Ben-Hur

Stephen Boyd was born William Millar on July 4, 1931, at Glengormley, Northern Ireland, one of nine children of Martha Boyd and Canadian truck driver James Alexander Millar, who worked for Fleming's on Tomb Street in Belfast. He attended Glengormley & Ballyrobert primary school and then moved on to...

41. Tony Morphett

Writer | Dynasty

Tony Morphett was born on March 10, 1938 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Anthony David Morphett. He was a writer and producer, known for Dynasty (1969), The Last Wave (1977) and Water Rats (1996). He died on June 2, 2018.

42. Vince Welnick

Actor | Xanadu

Vince Welnick was born on February 21, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He was an actor, known for Xanadu (1980), Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982) and Cracking Up (1977). He was married to Lorie. He died on June 2, 2006 in Forestville, California, USA.

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