Deaths: May 6

by bcampos862 | created - 07 May 2017 | updated - 20 Apr 2018 | Public

1. Virginia Capers

Actress | Howard the Duck

With plenty of heart and soul, actress Virginia Capers served up loads of music in a career that spanned several decades. Born in 1925, she attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., then studied voice at Juilliard in Manhattan. By happenstance, she was introduced to band leader Abe Lyman who ...

2. Ann Todd

Actress | The Sound Barrier

Ann Todd was a beautiful English actress best known as Gregory Peck's wife in Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case (1947). Her third husband was the legendary director David Lean, for whom she appeared in three films, The Passionate Friends (1949), Madeleine (1950), and The Sound Barrier (1952).

3. Barney Kessel

Soundtrack | Touch of Evil

In a near six-decade career, he was rated the #1 guitarist in Esquire, Downbeat and Playboy magazine polls between 1947 and 1960. Barney Kessel, a pioneer of the electric guitar and a master of harmonic improvisations, also recorded over fifty albums including a number of innovative albums with ...

4. Charles Farrell

Actor | 7th Heaven

Popular Hollywood leading man of late silents and early talkies. He is best remembered for his teaming with Janet Gaynor in 12 screen romances between 1927 and 1934. He retired from films in the early 1940s, but TV audiences of the 1950s would see him as Gale Storm's widower dad in the popular ...

5. Curtis Harrington

Director | Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet

Curtis Harrington was an excellent and shamefully underrated writer and director who specialized in marvelously offbeat and atmospheric low-budget independent horror pictures. Harrington was born on September 17, 1926, in Los Angeles and grew up in Beaumont, California. A hardcore film buff from a ...

6. Denis Reed

Actor | Lustful Lover

Denis Reed was born on November 9, 1985 in Prague, Czech Republic. He was an actor. He died on May 6, 2016 in the Czech Republic.

7. Errol Brown

Soundtrack | American Made

Errol Brown was born on November 12, 1943 in Kingston, Jamaica as Lester Errol Brown. He was married to Ginette. He died on May 6, 2015 in the Bahamas.

8. Eyde Byrde

Actress | Addams Family Values

Eyde Byrde was born on January 19, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Edith Birdsall. She was an actress, known for Addams Family Values (1993), Doc Hollywood (1991) and Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988). She was married to Jimmy Butts. She died on May 6, 1999 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

9. George Lindsey

Actor | The AristoCats

George Lindsey quickly became an icon on television in the 1960's playing the part of 'Goober Pyle" on the The Andy Griffith Show (1960). He replaced Jim Nabors who portrayed "Gomer Pyle" who ran the "fillin station" on "The Andy Griffith Show". As Jim Nabors was tapped for his own show Gomer Pyle:...

10. Herbert Sargent

Writer | Saturday Night Live

Herbert Sargent was born on July 15, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Herbert Supowitz. He is known for his work on Saturday Night Live (1975), Lily (1973) and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956). He was married to LeGrand Council Mellon, Norma Crane and Geraldine Brooks. He died on May ...

Herb Sargent

11. James Isaac

Director | Jason X

James Isaac was born on June 5, 1960 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for his work on Jason X (2001), Pig Hunt (2008) and Enemy Mine (1985). He was married to Harriet Isaac. He died on May 6, 2012 in Sausalito, California.

12. Jimmy Ellis

Self | The Jonathan Winters Show

Jimmy Ellis was born on February 24, 1940 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as James Albert Ellis. He was married to Mary Ella Williams and Mary Etta Williams. He died on May 6, 2014 in Louisville.

13. Jorge Martínez de Hoyos

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Jorge Martínez de Hoyos was born on September 25, 1920 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was an actor and writer, known for The Magnificent Seven (1960), Lonesome Dove (1989) and Untouched (1954). He was married to Alicia Caro. He died on May 6, 1997 in Mexico City.

14. L. Frank Baum

Writer | The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum became a success with his 1883 production of "The Maid of Arran" in 1882. He was a dreamer, had a printing press and an amateur newspaper, "The Rose Lawn Home Journal" and published a coin and stamp collecting guide. He failed at almost everything through poor business sense. He had ...

15. Laly Cobas

Actress | Venido a menos

Laly Cobas was an actress, known for Venido a menos (1984). She died on May 6, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

16. Malvina Pastorino

Actress | Un hombre como vos

Malvina Pastorino was born on November 16, 1916 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Malvina Pérez Pastorino. She was an actress, known for Un hombre como vos (1982), Frutilla (1980) and Cuando los duendes cazan perdices (1955). She was married to Luis Sandrini. She died on May 6, 1994 in Buenos Aires.

17. Maria Montessori

Writer | Le maître est l'enfant

Maria Montessori was born on August 31, 1870 in Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy. She was a writer, known for Let the Child Be the Guide (2017) and The Children's House (1915). She died on May 6, 1952 in Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

18. Mario Jackson

Actor | Bulworth

Mario Jackson was born on August 14, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Bulworth (1998), Baby Boy (2001) and Six Feet Under (2001). He died on May 6, 2007 in Los Angeles.

19. Marlene Dietrich

Soundtrack | Witness for the Prosecution

Her father was a police lieutenant and imbued in her a military attitude to life. Marlene was known in school for her "bedroom eyes" and her first affairs were at this stage in her life - a professor at the school was terminated. She entered the cabaret scene in 1920s Germany, first as a spectator ...

20. Monty Woolley

Actor | The Man Who Came to Dinner

Large and hearty Monty Woolley was born to privilege on August 17, 1888, the son of a hotel proprietor who owned the Marie Antoinette Hotel on Broadway. A part of Manhattan's elite social circle at a young age, he studied at both Yale (Master's degree) and Harvard and returned to Yale as an English...

21. Myrna Fahey

Actress | House of Usher

Myrna Fahey was born on March 12, 1933 in Carmel, Maine, USA as Myrna Elisabeth Fahey. She was an actress, known for House of Usher (1960), The Time Tunnel (1966) and Hawaiian Eye (1959). She died on May 6, 1973 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

22. Oscar Blotta

Animation_department | Úpa en apuros

23. Steve Holcomb

Self | Late Show with David Letterman

Steve Holcomb was born on April 14, 1980 in Park City, Utah, USA as Steven Paul Holcomb. He died on May 6, 2017 in Lake Placid, New York, USA.

24. Suzanne Ridgway

Actress | Suspicion

Suzanne Ridgway was born on January 27, 1918 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ione D. Ahrens. She was an actress, known for Suspicion (1957), From Hell It Came (1957) and Hold 'Em Navy (1937). She died on May 6, 1996 in Burbank, California.

25. Tyler Lambert

Self | E! True Hollywood Story

Tyler Lambert was born on July 2, 1984 in California, USA as Tyler Edward Lambert. He died on May 6, 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

26. Val Jellay

Actress | The Flying Doctors

Val Jellay was born on September 25, 1927 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Valerie Muriel Jelley. She was an actress, known for The Flying Doctors (1986), Dimboola (1979) and The Flying Doctors (1985). She was married to Maurie Fields. She died on May 6, 2017 in Australia.

27. Vanesa Motto Guastoni

Actress | Un mundo seguro

Vanesa Motto Guastoni was born on November 30, 1975 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. She was an actress, known for Un mundo seguro (2012). She died on May 6, 2015 in Rosario.

28. Wilfrid Hyde-White

Actor | My Fair Lady

British character actor of wry charm, equally at home in amused or strait-laced characters. A native of Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire, he attended Marlborough College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage debut came in 1922, and by 1925 he was a busy London actor. He married ...

29. Yale Summers

Actor | Daktari

Yale Summers was born on July 26, 1933 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Roy Reed Neuvohner. He was an actor and producer, known for Daktari (1966), The Outer Limits (1963) and Return to Peyton Place (1972). He was married to Suzanne Ried. He died on May 6, 2012 in Beverly Hills, ...



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