Deaths: July 11

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1. Laurence Olivier

Actor | Sleuth

Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927.

Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High ...

2. Barnard Hughes

Actor | The Lost Boys

Emmy and Tony Award-winner Barnard Hughes forged a career as one of American's most successful character actors, equally at home and successful on stage, the silver screen, and television. Most of his success came after middle-age. He made his Broadway debut in 1939 in Mary McCarthy's "Please, Mrs....

3. Carlos Bermejo

Actor | Padre Coraje

Carlos Bermejo was an actor, known for Brave Father John (2004), La furia (1997) and Phase 7 (2010). He died on July 12, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

4. Don Starr

Actor | V: The Final Battle

Don Starr was born on September 20, 1917 in Riverside, California, USA as Donald Starr. He was an actor, known for V: The Final Battle (1984), Dallas (1978) and Bird (1988). He was married to Beverly Allen Kunst. He died on July 11, 1995 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

5. Dorothy Hart

Actress | Tarzan's Savage Fury

A former model, the luminously beautiful Dorothy Hart was signed to a contract by Universal Pictures after having made only one film, Columbia's Gunfighters (1947). However, the studio system couldn't quite find a place for a woman with her carriage and elegance, and relegated her to westerns, ...

6. Emma Cohen

Actress | Novela

Emma Cohen was born on November 21, 1946 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Emmanuela Beltrán Rahola. She was an actress and writer, known for Novela (1963), Al otro lado del espejo (1973) and Estudio 1 (1965). She was married to Fernando Fernán Gómez. She died on July 11, 2016 in Madrid,...

7. Éva Schubert

Actress | Die Csárdásfürstin

Éva Schubert was born on January 19, 1931 in Budapest, Hungary. She is known for her work on The Csardas Princess (1971), Kakuk Marci (1973) and Story of My Foolishness (1966). She was married to Károly Verebes and Pál Zolnay. She died on July 11, 2017 in Budapest.

8. Evzen Kolar

Producer | Masters of the Universe

Evzen Kolar was born on July 8, 1950 in Brno, Czechoslovakia as Evzen William Kolar. He was a producer and assistant director, known for Masters of the Universe (1987), Never Say Never Again (1983) and Double Impact (1991). He was married to Deborah Shaw-Kolar. He died on July 11, 2017 in Los ...

9. Frances Langford

Soundtrack | Every Night at Eight

Frances Langford won fame on radio (primarily as Bob Hope's vocalist, later sparring comically with Don Ameche as "The Bickersons"), via recordings and in the movies. In spite of the fact that she played mostly in minor musicals (plus appearing occasionally in "A" productions, including Yankee ...

10. George Gershwin

Soundtrack | Manhattan

He was born Jacob Gershowitz, 26 September 1898, in Brooklyn, New York, of Russian-Jewish immigrants. As a boy he could play popular and classical works on his brother Ira's piano by ear. In 1913 he quit school to study music and began composing for Tin Pan Alley; by 1919 he had his first hit "...

11. Helen Forrest

Soundtrack | The Rocketeer

Brunette Helen Forrest was born Helen Fogel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She loved singing from early childhood and keenly listened to recordings by all the major female jazz and blues vocalists of the day. At the age of ten, Helen competed in a dance marathon and sang with her brother's band in ...

12. James McCallion

Actor | Coogan's Bluff

James McCallion was born on September 27, 1918 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was an actor, known for Coogan's Bluff (1968), Illegal (1955) and Vera Cruz (1954). He was married to Nora Marlowe. He died on July 11, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. James Murray

Actor | The Crowd

Sometimes the early tragic death of a Hollywood actor can lead to immortality, as in the cases of icons James Dean and Marilyn Monroe--and, to a somewhat lesser extent, little Bobby Driscoll, who died a Skid Row bum in the streets, a victim of drug addiction. Not so for actor James Murray, whose ...

14. John W. Campbell Jr.

Writer | The Thing

John W. Campbell, Jr. was an American science fiction writer and editor, known predominantly for the sub-genre 'Hard Science Fiction', and further credited for his role in the Golden Age of Science Fiction. He began writing science fiction in his teens and attended Massachusetts Institute of ...

15. Josephine Joseph

Actress | Freaks

Josephine Joseph was born in Austria of Polish-Austrian descent in 1913, whose body was allegedly split down the middle, one side male and the other female. She/he claimed to be a true intersex, or "hermaphrodite,' but there is no evidence to confirm whether this was the case or not. Hermaphrodites...

16. King Baggot

Actor | Jim Webb, Senator

St. Louis-born King Baggot traveled to New York City with the express intent of crashing Broadway, but began his film career in nearby Fort Lee, NJ, in 1909. It didn't take long before he graduated from actor to writer and director--at times performing all three functions; in Shadows (1914) he not ...

17. Lady Bird Johnson

Self | The Presidential Tour

Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, the wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the U.S., was one of the most prominent First Ladies in American history. Though Eleanor Roosevelt, Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton exercised more power, and Jacqueline Kennedy and Dolly Madison were more glamorous, ...

18. Oscar Moro

Self | Peperina

Oscar Moro was born on January 24, 1950 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He died on July 11, 2006 in Buenos Aires.

19. Peggy Knudsen

Actress | The Big Sleep

A knockout curvaceous screen siren with a smart, confident air, Peggy Knudsen had the blonde pulchritude and the presence to make it in Hollywood. Somehow, stardom eluded her. The daughter of a Duluth fire chief, she had studied violin as a child and later showed some promise acting in school plays...

20. Ray Collins

Actor | Citizen Kane

Ray Bidwell Collins was an American actor in film, stage, radio and television. One of his best remembered roles was that of Lt. Arthur Tragg in the long-running series Perry Mason (1957). Collins was born in Sacramento, California, to Lillie Bidwell and William C. Collins, a newspaper drama editor...

21. Ray Lonnen

Actor | Holly

Ray Lonnen was born on May 18, 1940 in Bournemouth, England as Raymond Stanley Lonnen. He was an actor, known for Holly (1972), Harry's Game (1982) and The Sandbaggers (1978). He was married to Tara Ward, Lynn Dalby and Jean Conyers. He died on July 11, 2014 in the UK.

23. Richard Franklin

Director | Hotel Sorrento

Writer, director and producer Richard Franklin was born on July 15, 1948 in Melbourne, Australia. Infatuated with cinema at an early age, Franklin first began making 8mm films at age 10. Franklin saw Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" two years later and was hooked on movies for life. Richard enrolled at ...

24. Richard Travis

Actor | The Man Who Came to Dinner

Richard Travis was born William Justice in Carlsbad, New Mexico in 1913. He started off unbilled in daredevil cliffhangers and proceeded to war-era Warner Bros. features. He changed his stage moniker from "William Justice" to "William Travis" before finally settling on "Richard (or Dick) Travis" ...

25. Robert Ryan

Actor | The Wild Bunch

Distinguished U.S. actor and longtime civil rights campaigner Robert Bushnell Ryan was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Mable Arbutus (Bushnell), a secretary, and Timothy Aloysius Ryan, whose wealthy family owned a real estate firm. His father was of Irish ancestry, and his mother was of English and ...

26. Rosa Rosen

Actress | Marco, el candidato

Rosa Rosen was born in 1918 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an actress and cinematographer, known for Marco, el candidato (1994), La fuga (1937) and Los que estamos solos (1976). She died on July 11, 2004 in Buenos Aires.

27. Tommy Ramone

Soundtrack | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tommy Ramone was born on January 29, 1949 in Budapest, Hungary as Erdélyi Tamás. He died on July 11, 2014 in Ridgewood, Queens, New York City, New York, USA.

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