Deaths: April 30

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1. Ben E. King

Soundtrack | Stand by Me

Ben E. King was born on September 28, 1938 in Henderson, North Carolina, USA as Benjamin Earl Nelson. He was married to Betty Nelson. He died on April 30, 2015 in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.

2. Adolf Hitler

Writer | War Comes to America

Born the fourth of six children to Austrian customs officer Alois Hitler--who had been married twice before--and the former Klara Polzl, Adolf Hitler grew up in a small Austrian town in the late 19th century. He was a slow learner and did poorly in school. He was frequently beaten by his ...

3. Agnes Moorehead

Actress | Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Of Irish/English ancestry, Agnes was born near Boston, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister (her mother was a mezzo-soprano) who encouraged her to perform in church pageants. Aged three, she sang 'The Lord is my Shepherd' on a public stage and seven years later joined the St. Louis Municipal ...

4. Amparo Arozamena

Actress | Los Beverly de Peralvillo

Amparo Arozamena was born on August 24, 1916 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Amparo Arozamena Sánchez. She was an actress, known for Los Beverly de Peralvillo (1968), Los Beverly de Peralvillo (1971) and El rayo de Sinaloa (1935). She died on April 30, 2009 in Mexico City.

5. Anna Lee Carroll

Actress | Not of This Earth

Anna Lee Carroll was born on October 7, 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Not of This Earth (1957), One Step Beyond (1959) and Fear No More (1961). She died on April 30, 2017 in Birmingham.

6. Beatriz Sheridan

Actress | Pedro Páramo

Beatriz Sheridan was born on June 25, 1934 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Elizabeth Ann Sheridan Scarbrough. She was an actress and director, known for Pedro Páramo (1967), Las troyanas (1963) and Tormenta de pasiones (1965). She died on April 30, 2006 in Mexico City, Mexico.

7. Belchior

Soundtrack | Tudo Bem

Belchior was born on October 26, 1946 in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil as Antonio Carlos Belchior. He died on April 30, 2017 in Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

8. David Opatoshu

Actor | Exodus

David Opatoshu was born on January 30, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Exodus (1960), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and Torn Curtain (1966). He was married to Lillian Weinberg. He died on April 30, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. Elsa Berenguer

Actress | Nueve reinas

Elsa Berenguer was born on August 3, 1932 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Elsa Cardenas Renteria. She was an actress, known for Nine Queens (2000), Llévame contigo (1982) and Tombers (2002). She died on April 30, 2006 in Buenos Aires.

10. Ernesto Sábato

Writer | El poder de las tinieblas

Sábato was awarded a doctorate in physics and took courses in philosophy at the University of La Plata (Argentina). He went to work in the Curie Laboratory in Paris, but in 1945, decided to devote himself exclusively to literature.

11. George Murdock

Actor | Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

George Murdock was born on June 25, 1930 in Salina, Kansas, USA as George Risk Sawaya Jr. He was an actor, known for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), Orange County (2002) and The X Files (1998). He was married to Catherine A. Miller. He died on April 30, 2012 in Burbank, California, USA.

12. Gia Scala

Actress | The Guns of Navarone

This tall, dazzling, yet reserved and sensitive foreign import was born Giovanna Scoglio in Liverpool, England but moved to Sicily with her aristocratic Sicilian father and Irish mother at three months of age. She migrated to New York at age 14 and attended Bayside (Queens) High School, graduating ...

13. Gordon Scott

Actor | Tarzan's Greatest Adventure

Physical Education major Gordon Weschkul left the University of Oregon after one term. He became an infantry drill instructor (rifle, pistol and bayonet; judo and hand-to-hand combat; close order drill), then a military policeman. After his honorable discharge in 1947, he was a fireman, cowboy, and...

14. Helen Chandler

Actress | Dracula

Helen Chandler was born in Charleston, South Carolina on February 1, 1906. By the late 1920s she had become a hugely popular actress on the New York stage. That Hollywood should beckon was inevitable, but unfortunately whatever quality made Chandler a success on the stage did not survive the ...

15. Inger Stevens

Actress | Hang 'Em High

This enigmatic Stockholm-born beauty had everything going for her, including a rapidly rising film and TV career. Yet on April 30, 1970, at only 35, Inger Stevens would become another tragic Hollywood statistic -- added proof that fame and fortune do not always lead to happiness. Over time, a ...

16. James Burnett

Actor | The Last Stand

James Burnett was born on May 20, 1968 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as James Paul Burnett. He was an actor and producer, known for The Last Stand (2013), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) and Transcendence (2014). He was married to Shona Zimmerman and Madeline Wilson. He died on April 30, 2017 in ...

17. Jeanne Bal

Actress | Star Trek

Jeanne Bal was born on May 3, 1928 in Santa Monica, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), Perry Mason (1957) and I Spy (1965). She was married to Edward Richard Lee and Ross Bowman. She died on April 30, 1996 in Sherman Oaks, California.

18. Joel Kovel

Actor | Born in Flames

Joel Kovel was born on August 27, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joel Stephen Kovel. He was an actor and producer, known for Born in Flames (1983), Waiting for the Invasion U.S. Citizens in Nicaragua (1984) and The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community (...

19. Judi Meredith

Actress | Jack the Giant Killer

Judi Meredith was born on October 13, 1936 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Judith Clare Boutin. She was an actress, known for Jack the Giant Killer (1962), The Raiders (1963) and Summer Love (1957). She was married to Gary Nelson. She died on April 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

20. La Raulito

La Raulito was born on July 26, 1933 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as María Esther Duffau. She died on April 30, 2008 in Buenos Aires.

21. Lorna Gray

Actress | Daughter of Don Q

Born Virginia Pound, Lorna Gray was "discovered" by an agent while modeling in a fashion show. She was given a screen test, and Columbia was impressed enough to sign her to a contract (it was at this time that she was given the name "Lorna Gray", which she kept until 1945, when she changed it to "...

22. Muddy Waters

Soundtrack | Adventures in Babysitting

Muddy Waters (born McKinley Morganfield) was one of the major forces in contemporary blues. He was instrumental in bringing the sound of the Mississippi Delta to Chicago in the 1940s, where his recordings for the Chess label exerted an enormous influence on both blues and rock musicians from the ...

23. Nigel Terry

Actor | Excalibur

British actor Nigel Terry primarily dedicated himself to the classical stage. When he extended himself into film and TV outings, it was mostly for historical or period roles. Over the years, he grew quite comfortable in both a pair of hose and a suit of armor.

Terry was born Peter Nigel Terry on ...

24. Peter Thomas

Actor | The Imagemaker

Peter Thomas is the son of a Welsh minister and an English schoolteacher. He learned communication, projection, and enunciation from his parents. In his youth, Peter would read stories aloud to his family, which perfected his technique.

Dedication landed a then 13-year-old Thomas his first radio job...

25. Robert Stevenson

Director | Mary Poppins

Robert Stevenson was born on March 31, 1905 in Buxton, Derbyshire, England as Robert Edward Stevenson. He was a director and writer, known for Mary Poppins (1964), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and King Solomon's Mines (1937). He was married to Ursula Henderson, Frances Holyoke Howard, Anna Lee ...

26. Rose Laurens

Soundtrack | Vorsicht Musik!

Rose Laurens was born on March 4, 1953 in Paris, France as Rose Podwojny. She died on April 30, 2018 in France.

27. Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Actor | Metropolis

During the heyday of German silent cinema, Rudolf Klein-Rogge was the prototype for the master criminal, the irredeemable arch villain or mad scientist. Born in Cologne, he served as a cadet in a Prussian military academy before finishing his matriculation. He then began to attend acting classes ...

28. Sergio Leone

Writer | Once Upon a Time in America

Sergio Leone was virtually born into the cinema - he was the son of Roberto Roberti (A.K.A. Vincenzo Leone), one of Italy's cinema pioneers, and actress Bice Valerian. Leone entered films in his late teens, working as an assistant director to both Italian directors and U.S. directors working in ...

29. Thelma Stefani

Actress | Julián de madrugada

Thelma Stefani was born in November 1948 in Argentina as Thelma Nélida Stefani. She was an actress, known for Julián de madrugada (1982), El secreto de Ana Clara (1980) and Entre la vereda y el cielo (1980). She was married to Ricardo Bauleo and Fabio Zerpa. She died on April 30, 1986 in ...

30. Tía Valentina

Tía Valentina was born on January 9, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Valentina Gestro de Pozzo. She died on April 30, 2011 in Buenos Aires.

31. Tom Poston

Actor | Christmas with the Kranks

Veteran comedic actor Tom Poston, he with the bugged-out eyes that commonly accentuated a vague look of bewilderment, was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1921 and, by age nine, was appearing with an acrobatic troupe. He was attending Bethany College in West Virginia when World War II broke out and he ...

32. Walter Yonsky

Actor | La luna de Canela

Walter Yonsky was born on November 6, 1937 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Isaac Wrzacki. He was an actor, known for La luna de Canela (1970). He died on April 30, 2002 in Buenos Aires.

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