Deaths: April 14

by bcampos862 | created - 14 Apr 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Don Ho

Soundtrack | Bubble Boy

The icon of breezy island entertainment, Don Ho became synonymous with Hawaii and all it represented...colorful leis and shirts, festive luaus, strumming ukuleles, flowing palm trees, beautiful hula dancers, and, of course, the song "Tiny Bubbles". A trip to the "Aloha State" seemed incomplete ...

2. Anthony Newley

Actor | Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?

Anthony Newley was born in Hackney, London, England, to Frances Grace Newley and George Kirby, a shipping clerk. He was attracted to acting, after seeing an ad for a child actor in a Fleet Street window. He attended the Italia Conti Stage School from the age of 14 and, two years later, played the ...

3. Bill Wendell

Actor | Mr. Saturday Night

Bill Wendell was born on March 22, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as William Joseph Wenzel Jr. He was an actor, known for Mr. Saturday Night (1992), The Polly Bergen Show (1957) and The Ernie Kovacs Show (1952). He was married to Anne Wenzel. He died on April 14, 1999 in Boca Raton, Florida, ...

4. Bruce Langhorne

Composer | Idaho Transfer

Bruce Langhorne was born on May 11, 1938 in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He is known for his work on Idaho Transfer (1973), Fighting Mad (1976) and Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981). He was married to Janet Bachelor and Georgia. He died on April 14, 2017 in Venice, California, USA.

5. Burl Ives

Actor | The Big Country

Burl Ives was one of six children born to a Scottish-Irish farming family. He first sang in public for a soldiers' reunion when he was age 4. In high school, he learned the banjo and played fullback, intending to become a football coach when he enrolled at Eastern Illinois State Teacher's College ...

6. Christian Rub

Actor | You Can't Take It with You

Christian Rub was born on April 13, 1886 in Graz, Styria, Austria. He was an actor, known for You Can't Take It with You (1938), Peter Ibbetson (1935) and Girls' Dormitory (1936). He was married to Amy. He died on April 14, 1956 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

7. Christine White

Actress | Magnum Force

Christine White was born on May 4, 1926 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Christine Lamson White. She was an actress, known for Magnum Force (1973), Ichabod and Me (1961) and General Electric Theater (1953). She died on April 14, 2013 in Washington.

8. Dan Ireland

Producer | The Whole Wide World

Dan Ireland began his career in 1976 by co-founding (with Darryl Macdonald) and running the Seattle International Film Festival from 1975-1986. Both Ireland and Macdonald immigrated from Vancouver in their late teens to take on the task of creating the festival, and opening a first run art theatre,...

9. Earle Hodgins

Actor | Oregon Trail

Earle Hodgins was born on October 6, 1893 in Payson, Utah, USA as George Earl Hodgins. He was an actor, known for Oregon Trail (1945), Silent Conflict (1948) and Borderland (1937). He was married to Elizabeth Birss Ogilvie and Sue Henley. He died on April 14, 1964 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

10. Ellen Corby

Actress | The Waltons

Ellen Corby was born Ellen Hansen on June 3, 1911, in Racine, Wisconsin. She began her career as a bit player in the film Speed Limited (1935) in 1940. Ellen would not be seen on the big screen again until 1945 in Cornered (1945). In 1946, she appeared in 14 films, although mostly in small, minor ...

11. Frank Bren

Actor | Stingers

Frank Bren was born on September 7, 1943. He was an actor, known for Stingers (1998), Bony (1992) and Neighbours (1985). He died on April 14, 2018 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

12. Fredric March

Actor | The Best Years of Our Lives

Fredric March began a career in banking but in 1920 found himself cast as an extra in films being produced in New York. He starred on the Broadway stage first in 1926 and would return there between screen appearances later on. He won plaudits (and an Academy Award nomination) for his send-up of ...

13. Gerald Nachman

Self | Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America

Gerald Nachman was born on January 13, 1938 in Oakland, California, USA as Gerald Weil Nachman. He is known for his work on Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (2009). He was married to Mary Campbell McGeachy. He died on April 14, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

14. Hiroshi Teshigahara

Director | Suna no onna

Hiroshi Teshigahara was born the son of Sofu Teshigahara who was the founder of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana (flower arrangement). In 1950, he graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in oil painting. In 1958, he became the director of Sogetsu Art Centre and took a ...

15. Isabella Biagini

Actress | F.F.S.S., cioè: '...che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene?'

Isabella Biagini was born on December 8, 1940 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Concetta Biagini. She was an actress, known for F.F.S.S., cioè: '...che mi hai portato a fare sopra a Posillipo se non mi vuoi più bene?' (1983), Nick the Sting (1976) and The Terror with Cross-Eyes (1972). She was...

16. Jean-Claude Malgoire

Soundtrack | L'Anglaise et le duc

Jean-Claude Malgoire was born on November 25, 1940 in Paris, France. He is known for his work on The Lady and the Duke (2001), Ridicule (1996) and Une rébellion à Romans (1984). He was married to Renee. He died on April 14, 2018 in Paris.

17. John S. Ragin

Actor | Earthquake

John S. Ragin was born on May 5, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as John Stanley Ragin. He was an actor, known for Earthquake (1974), Quincy M.E. (1976) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He was married to Frances A Rasmussen. He died on April 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Jon Cedar

Actor | The Manitou

Jon Cedar was born on January 22, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Seymour Cedar. He was an actor and writer, known for The Manitou (1978), The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979) and Death Hunt (1981). He was married to Barbara Joan Shandell. He died on April 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. Jon Michelet

Writer | Orions belte

Jon Michelet was born on July 14, 1944 in Moss, Norway. He was a writer and actor, known for Orion's Belt (1985), Thygesen (1996) and Verdensmester (2001). He was married to Toril Brekke and Bente von der Lippe. He died on April 14, 2018 in Oslo, Norway.

20. Jonathan Frid

Actor | House of Dark Shadows

Jonathan Frid's career in drama began when he first "offered his soul" to the theater as a young boy at a preparatory school in Ontario, Canada. Following his graduation from McMaster University, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in the UK and later earned a Master's Degree in ...

21. Kirk Simon

Director | The Pulitzer at 100

Kirk Simon was born on July 25, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kirk Robert Simon. He was a director and producer, known for The Pulitzer at 100 (2016), 2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2015) and Chimps: So Like Us (1990). He was married to Mina Farbood and Karen Goodman. He ...

23. Leonor Rinaldi

Actress | ¡Cómo te extraño...!

Leonor Rinaldi was born on September 11, 1894 as Felisa Leonor Bivorio. She was an actress, known for ¡Cómo te extraño...! (1966), La calle Corrientes (1943) and Una prueba de Cariño (1938). She was married to Augusto Codecá. She died on April 14, 1977 in Buenos Aires, ...

24. Mario Sapag

Actor | El hombre que volvió de la muerte

Mario Sapag was born on May 25, 1935 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor and writer, known for El hombre que volvió de la muerte (1969), El botón (1969) and Somos novios (1969). He died on April 14, 2012 in Buenos Aires.

25. Maudie Prickett

Actress | The 20th Century-Fox Hour

Maudie Prickett was born on October 25, 1914 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Maude Merrie Doyle. She was an actress, known for The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955), Hazel (1961) and The Jack Benny Program (1950). She was married to Cyril Bernard Cooper, Eakle W. Cartwright and Charles Fillmore Prickett II....

26. Michael Whalen

Actor | The Dawn Express

A dark, debonair, mustachioed, slick-looking leading man who cut a fine figure in 1930s Fox movies, Michael Whalen's good looks were interestingly offset by a slightly prominent Romanesque nose. Born Joseph Shovlin on June 30, 1902, in Wilkes-Barre, Penssylvania, he took piano lessons as a child ...

27. Miguel Galván

Codicia mortal

Miguel Galván was born on October 13, 1957 in Juan Aldama, Zacatecas, Mexico. He is known for his work on Codicia mortal (1991), La hora pico (2000) and Ni de aqui, ni de alla (1988). He died on April 14, 2008 in Mexico City, Mexico.

28. Mike Road

Actor | The Roaring 20's

Mike Road was born on March 18, 1918 in Malden, Massachusetts, USA as Milton Brustin. He is known for his work on The Roaring 20's (1960), Hawaiian Eye (1959) and The Fantastic Journey (1977). He was married to Ruth Brady and Norma Lehn. He died on April 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Minna Gombell

Actress | The Thin Man

A doctor's daughter, the versatile actress Minna Gombell had a successful career on the stage from 1912 to the end of the 1920's, appearing often in comedic roles, almost always in leads. She had a reputation as a fast learner, capable of reading and comprehending a script in a matter of hours. This...

30. Neil Shand

Writer | Mike Yarwood in Persons

Neil Shand was born on March 3, 1934 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England as Neil Hodgson Shand. He was a writer and assistant director, known for Mike Yarwood in Persons (1976), Kelly Monteith (1979) and Larry Grayson (1975). He was married to Judith Keppel, Mary Massie and Pamela Reeves. He died on ...

31. Ollie Johnston

Actor | The Iron Giant

Ollie Johnston was born on October 31, 1912 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Oliver Martin Johnston Jr. He is known for his work on The Iron Giant (1999), The Incredibles (2004) and Mary Poppins (1964). He was married to Marie E. Johnston. He died on April 14, 2008 in Sequim, Washington, USA.

32. Percy Sledge

Soundtrack | Adventures in Babysitting

Alabama-born Percy Sledge had a somewhat unusual introduction to the music business. Working as an orderly in a local hospital, he was touring with a local band called the Esquires Combo on weekends and working at the hospital during the week. A former patient at the hospital who knew both Sledge ...

33. Roy Chiao

Actor | Bloodsport

Roy Chiao was born on March 16, 1927 in Shanghai, China. He was an actor, known for Bloodsport (1988), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Summer Snow (1995). He died on April 14, 1999 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

34. Simone de Beauvoir

Writer | Le sang des autres

Simone Ernestine Lucie Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir was born on January 9, 1908, in Paris, France. She was raised in an upper class bourgeois Catholic family. Her father, named Georges de Beauvoir, had a passion for books and theatre. He taught Simone reading at the age of 3, and she attempted to ...

35. Stan Reynolds

Soundtrack | Daddy's Home 2

Stan Reynolds was born on January 16, 1926 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England as Stanley Brian Reynolds. He died on April 14, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England.

36. Tom Fadden

Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Wavy-haired, emaciated-looking Tom Fadden enjoyed a prolific screen career as a small part supporting actor with more than a fair share of scene-stealing moments to his credit. From the time he began with a stock company in Omaha in 1915, he remained continuously employed right up until his death ...

37. Trevor Bannister

Actor | Are You Being Served?

Trevor Bannister was born on August 14, 1934 in Durrington, Wiltshire, England as Trevor Gordon Bannister. He was an actor, known for Are You Being Served? (1972), Are You Being Served? (1977) and Object Z (1965). He was married to Pam Carson and Kathleen Cravos. He died on April 14, 2011 in Thames...

38. William Finley

Actor | Phantom of the Paradise

Marvelously quirky, distinctive and versatile character actor William Franklin Finley was born on September 20, 1940 in New York City. Finley attended Columbia University, where he first met future filmmaker Brian De Palma. The lanky 6'4" Finley first began acting on the New York stage. He made his...

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