Deaths: June 19

by bcampos862 | created - 20 Jun 2017 | updated - 12 Jun 2018 | Public

1. James Gandolfini

Actor | The Sopranos

James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival ...

2. Anthony Bate

Actor | Smiley's People

An immaculate gent of sober appearance and cultivated presence, Bate was seemingly destined to play spymasters and senior civil servants. Lean, pale-eyed and of deceptively mild intonation, he was capable of unnervingly icy composure, never more effectively displayed than as the chameleon-like ...

3. Anton Yelchin

Actor | Star Trek

Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis (2001), Chekov in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night (2011) remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy (2011).

He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His ...

4. Antonio Aguilar

Actor | Emiliano Zapata

Born in Villanueva, Zacatecas, to Jesús Aguilar y Aguilar and Ángela Márquez Barraza Valle, Antonio Aguilar is one of the most iconic actor-singers of Mexican cinema. He began his singing career in the 1940's and then debuted in national Mexican cinema in 1952, during its Golden era. Later in his ...

5. Bobby Helms

Soundtrack | Logan

Bobby Helms was born on August 15, 1933 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA as Robert Lee Helms. He was married to Rita Jane Bridges. He died on June 19, 1997 in Martinsville, Indiana.

6. Ricardo Lorenzo

Writer | Pelota de trapo

Ricardo Lorenzo was born in Uruguay. He was a writer and actor, known for Ragged Football (1948), Ritmo, sal y pimienta (1951) and Con los mismos colores (1949). He died on June 19, 1964 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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7. Brian Cant

Actor | Doctor Who

Brian Cant was born on July 12, 1933 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He was an actor and writer, known for Doctor Who (1963), Dixon of Dock Green (1955) and ITV Play of the Week (1955). He was married to Cherry Britton and Sylvia Mary Gibson. He died on June 19, 2017 in Denville Hall, Northwood, ...

8. Carla Fendi

Self | Dante Ferretti: Scenografo italiano

Carla Fendi was born on July 12, 1937 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. She was married to Candido Speroni. She died on June 19, 2017 in Rome.

9. Carlos Monsivåis

Actor | En este pueblo no hay ladrones

Carlos Monsivåis was born on May 4, 1938 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He was an actor and writer, known for There Are No Thieves in This Village (1965), The Outsiders (1967) and Mexico of My Loves (1979). He died on June 19, 2010 in Mexico City.

10. Don Diamond

Actor | F Troop

Brooklyn-born Don Diamond's most famous role is probably that of the scheming and ambitious, but inept and somewhat cowardly, underling Crazy Cat to Frank DeKova's Chief Wild Eagle in the cult western comedy series F Troop (1965). By the time he got that role he had been an actor for quite some ...

11. Ed Wynn

Actor | Alice in Wonderland

An old-fashioned comedian, who, by recommendation by his son Keenan Wynn, became one of the world's most beloved clowns, and one of the best actors of his time. He was born on November 9, 1886. He performed in the Ziegfeld Follies, and later had a son Keenan in 1916. He later wrote his own shows, ...

12. Frank Borzage

Director | No Greater Glory

Frank Borzage was born on April 23, 1894 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He was an actor and director, known for No Greater Glory (1934), 7th Heaven (1927) and Bad Girl (1931). He was married to Juanita Scott, Edna Skelton and Rena Rogers. He died on June 19, 1962 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

13. Geraldine Brooks

Actress | Possessed

A resolute, blue-eyed brunette with attractive, slightly pinched features, Geraldine Brooks was born to a Dutch couple on October 29, 1925, in New York City. Her parents had a theater-based background -- father, James Stroock, owned a top costume company and mother, Bianca, was a costume designer ...

14. Gerry Goffin

Soundtrack | Vanilla Sky

Gerry Goffin was born on February 11, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Gerald Goffin. He was married to Michele Conaway, Linda Zimmerman, Ellen May Minasian, Barbara Beth Behling and Carole King. He died on June 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

15. Götz George

Actor | Der Totmacher

Götz George, born in Berlin in 1938, is the son of the famous actor Heinrich George and his wife, the actress Berta Drews. After first appearances on the stage of Berlin's Hebbel Theater during his childhood, Götz George was trained as an actor by the recognized teacher Else Bongers. At the age of ...

16. J.M. Barrie

Writer | Peter Pan

J.M. Barrie was born on May 9, 1860 in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland as James Matthew Barrie. He was a writer and actor, known for Peter Pan (2003), Peter Pan (1953) and Hook (1991). He was married to Mary Ansell. He died on June 19, 1937 in London, England.

17. Jean Arthur

Actress | Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

This marvelous screen comedienne's best asset was only muffled during her seven years' stint in silent films. That asset? It was, of course, her squeaky, frog-like voice, which silent-era cinema audiences had simply no way of perceiving, much less appreciating. Jean Arthur, born Gladys Georgianna ...

18. Len Bias

Self | 1986 NBA Draft

Considered by many to be one of the greatest college basketball players of the modern era. During the 1985 and 1986 seasons, this unheralded Northwestern High School (Hyattsville, MD) product asserted himself into the forward spot at the University of Maryland. His highlight-reel performances, ...

19. Natalie Talmadge

Actress | Passion Flower

Natalie Talmadge was the middle daughter of the original "stage mother", Margaret Talmadge (Peg). Her two sisters, Constance Talmadge (the comedienne) and Norma Talmadge (the tragedian) were also in the movies, and had their own production companies, bankrolled by Norma's husband in the 1920s, ...

20. Olga Georges-Picot

Actress | The Day of the Jackal

Olga Georges-Picot was born on January 6, 1940 in Shanghai, China. She was an actress, known for The Day of the Jackal (1973), Love and Death (1975) and Je t'aime, je t'aime (1968). She died on June 19, 1997 in Paris, France.

21. Richard Lynch

Actor | Halloween

Richard Hugh Lynch was born on February 12, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City, to Irish immigrant parents. He was one of seven children. Before starting a career as an actor, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1958. He served for four years where he made Corporal, and did a tour of the ...

22. Roberto Fontana

Producer | Juntos

Roberto Fontana is a producer and actor, known for Juntos (1982), Sábado de todos (1982) and Sábados de la bondad (1968).

23. Slim Whitman

Soundtrack | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Slim Whitman was born on January 20, 1923 in Tampa, Florida, USA as Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr. He was married to Geraldine "Jerry" Christ. He died on June 19, 2013 in Orange Park, Florida.

24. Sunny Johnson

Actress | Flashdance

Sunny Johnson was born on September 21, 1953 in San Bernardino County, California, USA as Sunny Suzanne Johnson. She was an actress, known for Flashdance (1983), The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981) and Charlie's Angels (1976). She died on June 19, 1984 in Los Angeles, California.

25. Teru Shimada

Actor | You Only Live Twice

Teru Shimada was born on November 17, 1905 in Mito, Japan as Akira Shimada. He was an actor, known for You Only Live Twice (1967), Tokyo Joe (1949) and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). He died on June 19, 1988 in Encino, California, USA.

26. Ursula Thiess

Actress | Bengal Brigade

Gorgeous was too tame a word for this foreigner stunner. Glamorous brunette beauty Ursula Thiess was born Ursula Schmidt in Hamburg, Germany on May 15, 1924, the daughter of Hans Schmidt, who managed a printing company, and Wilhelmine Lange, her turbulent childhood including working as compulsory ...

27. Vince Flynn

Writer | American Assassin

After graduating from college, Vince Flynn went to work for Kraft General Foods, where he was an account and sales marketing specialist. Although he enjoyed his job, something was missing. Flynn wanted a challenge, and in 1990 he left Kraft to accept an aviation candidate slot with the United ...

28. Will Wright

Actor | The Blue Dahlia

One of those familiar character actors who seems to have been born old, Will Wright specialized in playing crusty old codgers, rich skinflints, crooked small-town politicians and the like. A former newspaper reporter in San Francisco, he switched careers and entered vaudeville, then took to the ...



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