Deaths: May 7

by bcampos862 | created - 07 May 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Machiko Soga

Actress | Denshi Sentai Denjiman: The Movie

Machiko Soga was born on March 18, 1938 in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. She was an actress, known for Denshi Sentai Denjiman: The Movie (1980), Samaritan Zatoichi (1968) and Electronic Squadron Denziman (1980). She died on May 7, 2006 in Kunitachi, Tokyo.

2. Adele Mara

Actress | Sands of Iwo Jima

Born Adelaide Delgado in 1925, Spanish-American Adele Mara was a singer/dancer with Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra in Detroit by the age of 15. Cugat took the beautiful, brown-eyed brunette to New York where she was spotted by a Columbia talent scout and signed in 1942. There she played brisk ...

3. Alan Baxter

Actor | Paint Your Wagon

Before there was an Alan Ladd, there was another furtive-eyed, baby-faced, cigarette-dangling villain named Alan, impacting the movie scene with his various colorless and cold-hearted thugs, mobsters and killers. Dark-haired, bullet-headed actor Alan Baxter earned a noticeable degree of popularity ...

5. Augusto Codecá

Actor | La fuga

Augusto Codecá was born on June 7, 1906 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for La fuga (1937), Mi fortuna por un nieto (1940) and Santiago querido! (1965). He was married to Leonor Rinaldi. He died on May 7, 1978 in Buenos Aires.

6. Carlos Trillo

Writer | Cybersix

Carlos Trillo was born on May 1, 1943 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a writer, known for Cybersix (1995), Cybersix (1999) and Polaroid (2018). He died on May 8, 2011 in London, England.

7. Colin Blakely

Actor | A Man for All Seasons

Colin Blakely was born on September 23, 1930 in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland as Colin George Blakely. He is known for his work on A Man for All Seasons (1966), Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970). He was married to Margaret Whiting. He died on...

8. Dawn Addams

Actress | The Hour of 13

Dawn Addams was born in Felixtowe, East Suffolk, the daughter of Captain James Ramage Addams, an R.A.F. officer. Much of her childhood was spent in Calcutta, India, where her father was stationed and she later went to schools in England and California. Though Dawn took her first screen test at the ...

9. Dennis Crosby

Actor | Ben Casey

American occasional actor, son of Bing Crosby and Dixie Lee. Born into show business as his father was becoming a superstar, Crosby and his three brothers grew up in wealth, but reportedly suffered at best inattention and unkindness, and possibly actual abuse at worst, from their father, at least ...

10. Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Actor | The Fighting O'Flynn

Although he appeared in approximately 100 movies or TV shows, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. never really intended to take up acting as a career. However, the environment he was born into and the circumstances naturally led him to be a thespian. Noblesse oblige.

He was born Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr. in ...

11. Eddie Rabbitt

Soundtrack | Maverick

Country singer, songwriter & guitarist Edward Thomas Rabbitt was born on a holiday, of Thanksgiving, on Thursday, November 27th, 1941, {the fourth Thursday,of November}, to Irish immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York. Rabbitt was raised in East Orange, New Jersey. Eddie recorded songs for the ...

12. Gilbert Lewis

Actor | Candyman

Gilbert Lewis was born on April 6, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Candyman (1992), Don Juan DeMarco (1994) and Touched (1983). He died on May 7, 2015 in Philadelphia.

13. Jeffrey Mylett

Actor | Brewster's Millions

Jeffrey was born on June 8th in North Canton, Ohio. He attended Hoover High School there and always knew he wanted to be an actor. He went on to Carnegie-Mellon University but dropped out in 1969, and moved to New York. He was called back awhile later by a college friend, John-Michael Tebelak, who ...

14. Jimmy Conlin

Actor | Anatomy of a Murder

Jimmy Conlin was born on October 14, 1884 in Camden, New Jersey, USA as James Patrick Conlin. He was an actor, known for Anatomy of a Murder (1959), The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947) and Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947). He was married to Dorothy Julia Ryan, Myrtle Glass and Lillian Grace Steel (...

15. Judith Evelyn

Actress | Rear Window

Judith Evelyn was born on March 20, 1913 in Seneca, South Dakota, USA as Evelyn Morris. She was an actress, known for Rear Window (1954), Giant (1956) and Thriller (1960). She was married to Andrew Allan. She died on May 7, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA.

16. María Luisa Bemberg

Writer | De eso no se habla

María Luisa Bemberg was born on April 14, 1922 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was a writer and director, known for I Don't Want to Talk About It (1993), I, the Worst of All (1990) and Miss Mary (1986). She was married to Carlos Maria Miguens y Zumarán. She died on May 7, 1995 in Buenos Aires.

17. Mary Philbin

Actress | The Man Who Laughs

Mary Philbin's life should be a lesson to domineering parents. Mary was born on July 16, 1903, in Chicago, Illinois, to John Philbin and his first wife and namesake, Mary. The child was regarded as a little beauty from an early age and her mother was exceedingly proud of her and loved to show her ...

18. Maurane

Soundtrack | À la folie... pas du tout

Maurane was born on November 12, 1960 in Ixelles, Belgium as Claudine Luypaerts. She was an actress, known for He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (2002), Le comptoir (1998) and Palais royal! (2005). She died on May 7, 2018 in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium.

19. Nicholas Worth

Actor | Darkman

Character actor Nicholas Worth was born on September 4th, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri. A big, beefy and imposing hulk of a man, Worth was often cast as extremely nasty and intimidating villains. Worth served in the armed forces as a paratrooper during the Vietnam war. Worth made his film debut in ...

20. Pamela Green

Actress | Peeping Tom

Pamela Green was a wonderful woman who began as an artist, spending seven years studying art and painting, including the last four years at St. Martin's School of Art in London. During the late 1950s, when the magazine "Kamera" created by Pamela and George Harrison Marks became hugely successful, ...

21. Peter Rauhofer

Music_department | Madonna: Nothing Really Matters

Peter Rauhofer was born on April 29, 1965 in Vienna, Austria. He is known for his work on Madonna: Nothing Really Matters (1999) and Roxy: The Last Dance (2008). He died on May 7, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

22. Ray Harryhausen

Visual_effects | Clash of the Titans

When it comes to motion picture special effects, there is only one name that personifies movie magic--Ray Harryhausen. From his debut films with George Pal to his final film, Harryhausen imbued magic and visual strength to motion picture special effects as no other technician has, before or since.


23. Rita La Salvaje

Actress | Cichonga

Rita La Salvaje was born on June 15, 1927 in Isla Maciel, Dock Sud, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Juana González. She was an actress, known for Cichonga (2013). She died on May 7, 2016 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.

24. Romanthony

Soundtrack | Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

Romanthony was born as Anthony Moore. He died on May 7, 2013 in Austin, Texas, USA.

25. Ross Hagen

Actor | Wonder Women

Rough-and-tumble character actor Ross Hagen was born Leland Lando Lilly on May 21, 1938, in Williams, AZ, the son of Lando Irvin Lilly and Mary Alice Johnson. Handsome and rugged, with a highly distinctive deep gravelly voice and a commandingly raw masculine screen presence, Ross was frequently ...

27. Severiano Ballesteros

Self | 7 vidas

Severiano Ballesteros was born on April 9, 1957 in Pedreña, Santander, Cantabria, Spain as Severiano Ballesteros Sota. He was married to Carmen Botin. He died on May 7, 2011 in Pedreña, Cantabria.

28. Søren Hyldgaard

Composer | Den eneste ene

Søren Hyldgaard has quickly become one of Europe's sought-after screen composers since his feature film debut with Eye Of The Eagle in 1997. In 2003 he wrote the title song for UK comedian/actor Lee Evans as well as scoring the prestigious film of the legendary tales of Jester Till (2003), "The ...

29. Svend Wam

Director | Desperate bekjentskaper

Svend Wam was born on May 5, 1946 in Son, Norway as Svend Olaf Wamnes Akstuft. He was a director and writer, known for Desperate Acquaintances (1998), Hotel St. Pauli (1988) and Life and Death (1980). He died on May 7, 2017 in Vestby, Norway.

30. Tony Genaro

Actor | The Mask of Zorro

Character actor Anthony Genaro Acosta was born on October 15, 1941 in Gallup, New Mexico. The oldest sibling in a family of four boys and one girl, Genaro attended San Diego State University and worked as a licensed psychiatric technician at Patton State Hospital in Patton, California for several ...

31. Tore Torell

Stunts | 1958

Tore Torell was born on May 13, 1941 in Oslo, Norway. He is known for his work on 1958 (1980), Kvinnene (1979) and The Second Shift (1978). He was married to Nina Kristin Fremmerlid. He died on May 7, 2018 in Sandefjord, Norway.

32. Virgil Frye

Make_up_department | Easy Rider

Character actor Virgil Charles Frye was born on August 21, 1930 in Estherville, Iowa. A former Golden Gloves boxing champion, Frye worked in the cornfields in Iowa and was active in the civil rights movement in Alabama before he first began acting in films and TV shows in the mid-1960's. Virgil ...

33. Wade Boteler

Actor | The Green Hornet

Wade Boteler was born on October 3, 1888 in Santa Ana, California, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Green Hornet (1940), The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940) and The Mandarin Mystery (1936). He was married to Ellen Evelyn James. He died on May 7, 1943 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

34. Warner Baxter

Actor | Penthouse

Warner Baxter claimed to have an early pre-disposition toward show business: "I discovered a boy a block away who would eat worms and swallow flies for a penny. For one-third of the profits, I exhibited him in a tent." When he was age 9, his widowed mother moved to San Francisco where, following ...

35. Yoshimitsu Banno

Producer | Godzilla

Yoshimitsu Banno studied at Toho under such directors as Hiromichi Horikawa, Mikio Naruse, Kengo Furusawa and Seiji Maruyama. By 1970 Toho was ready to promote him to full director, and the resulting project, Birth of the Japanese Islands (1970) played at Osaka's Expo 70, attracting record-breaking...

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