Deaths: May 8

by bcampos862 | created - 08 May 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Anne V. Coates

Editor | In the Line of Fire

After harrowing experiences as a nurse at Sir Archibald McIndoe's pioneering plastic surgery hospital in East Grinstead, Anne Coates started to fulfil her long-held ambition to be a film director with a company called Religious Films. The work consisted of patching up prints of devotional shorts ...

2. Barbara Payton

Actress | Bride of the Gorilla

One of the saddest tales ever to come out of Hollywood has to be that of Barbara Payton. A blue-eyed, peroxide blonde sexpot who had a lot going for her, her life eventually disintegrated, mostly by her own doing. Things started out well enough for Barbara Lee Redfield, born on November 26, 1927, ...

3. Bryan Forbes

Actor | The Guns of Navarone

Bryan Forbes was born on July 22, 1926 in Stratford, London, England as John Theobald Clarke. He was an actor and writer, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Whisperers (1967) and Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964). He was married to Nanette Newman and Constance Smith. He died on May 8, 2013 ...

4. Caloi

Writer | Clemente

Caloi was born on November 9, 1948 in Salta, Argentina as Carlos Loiseau. He was a writer and actor, known for Clemente (1982), Truco Clemente (1991) and Ánima Buenos Aires (2012). He was married to María Verónica Ramírez. He died on May 8, 2012 in Adrogué, Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, ...

5. Cornell Dupree

Self | Still Bill

Cornell Dupree was born on December 19, 1942 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Cornell Luther Dupree Jr. He is known for his work on Still Bill (2009) and The Gadd Gang: Live (1988). He was married to Erma Kindles Dupree. He died on May 8, 2011 in Fort Worth.

6. Curt Lowens

Actor | Angels & Demons

Curt Lowens was born on November 17, 1925 in Allenstein, East Prussia, Germany as Kurt Löwenstein. He is known for his work on Angels & Demons (2009), Flightplan (2005) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004). He was married to Katherine Guilford. He died on May 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...

7. Dana Plato

Actress | Diff'rent Strokes

Dana Michelle Plato was born in Maywood, California, on Saturday 7 November 1964. Her first excursion into the film world occurred when she was eleven in the television film Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975). Dana never really made an impact on the TV screen until she landed the role of Kimberly ...

8. Dave Pell

Soundtrack | Touch of Evil

Dave Pell is one of the founding fathers of West Coast jazz. After relocating to Los Angeles in 1944, Pell played on Bob Crosby's radio show and freelanced, joining Les Brown's band in 1947.

In the years that followed Dave became one of California's most prolific studio musicians and ensemble ...

9. Dirk Bogarde

Actor | The Servant

Sir Dirk Bogarde, distinguished film actor and writer, was born Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde on March 28, 1921, to Ulric van den Bogaerde, the art editor of "The Times" (London) newspaper, and actress Margaret Niven in the London suburb of Hampstead. He was one of three children...

10. Dolph Sweet

Actor | Heaven Can Wait

A barrel-chested, bull-necked presence on stage, film and TV, the tough-minded character actor was born Adolphus Jean Sweet in New York City on July 18, 1920, the son of an auto mechanic. He initially attended the University of Alabama in 1939, but his studies were interrupted by WWII Air Force ...

11. Dorothy Green

Actress | The Big Heat

Dorothy Green was born on January 12, 1920 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Dorothy Jeannette Hufford. She was an actress, known for The Big Heat (1953), Tammy (1965) and Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963). She was married to Dr. Arthur Heller, Sidney Miller, Dr. Sidney Green and ...

12. Ed Gilbert

Actor | The Transformers: The Movie

Ed Gilbert was born on June 29, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Edmund Francis Gilbert. He was an actor, known for The Transformers: The Movie (1986), TaleSpin (1990) and Johnny Got His Gun (1971). He died on May 8, 1999 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. Eddy Arnold

Soundtrack | Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Eddy Arnold was born on May 15, 1918 in Henderson, Tennessee, USA as Richard Edward Arnold. He was married to Sally Gayhart. He died on May 8, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.

14. Fay Spain

Actress | The Godfather: Part II

She was your typical B-movie drive-in bad girl - sometimes blonde, sometimes brunette, always bodacious. A tease, a taunter and a temptress throughout most her career, Fay Spain was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1932. She headed to New York where she initially found summer stock work and a bit of ...

15. Frank Zieger

Actor | Into the Storm

Frank Zieger was born on May 23, 1975 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Frank John Zieger. He was an actor and producer, known for Into the Storm (2014), Devil in My Ride (2013) and Conviction (2010). He died on May 8, 2017 in Flint, Michigan, USA.

16. George Peppard

Actor | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Handsome and elegant George Peppard occasionally displayed considerable talent through his career, but was too often cast in undemanding action roles. Following Broadway and television experience, he made a strong film debut in The Strange One (1957). He started getting noticed when he played ...

17. Gilles Villeneuve

Self | Gasoline

Gilles Villeneuve was born on January 18, 1950 in St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada as Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve. He was married to Johanne Barthe. He died on May 18, 1982 in Leuven, Flanders, Belgium.

18. Jeanne Cooper

Actress | The Young and the Restless

Jeanne Cooper was born on October 25, 1928 in Taft, California, USA as Wilma Jeanne Cooper. She was an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Ben Casey (1961) and The Redhead from Wyoming (1953). She was married to Harry Bernsen. She died on May 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

20. Julio Marbíz

Actor | El canto cuenta su historia

Julio Marbíz was born on July 6, 1935 in Cordoba, Argentina as Julio Ernesto Maharbiz. He was an actor and writer, known for The Tango Tells Its Story (1976), El cantor enamorado (1969) and Mire qué lindo es mi país (1981). He died on May 8, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

21. Ken Miller

Actor | I Was a Teenage Werewolf

An Ohioan by birth, son of a minister, Ken Miller broke quietly into showbiz behind the backs of his parents, then relocated to California after the death of his father. The familiar array of odd jobs preceded his motion picture debut (1952's Fearless Fagan (1952)) and a stint with Uncle Sam in ...

22. Lara Saint Paul

Soundtrack | Rapporto Fuller, base Stoccolma

Lara Saint Paul, born Silvana Savorelli in 1946, is an Italian singer, actress, impresario and record producer. She was born in Asmara to an Italian father and Eritrean mother, and moved to Italy as a young girl. Lara studied singing under the guidance of a teacher who had performed at the Scala di...

23. Laverne Andrews

Actress | Road to Rio

Ms. Andrews and her sisters, Patty and Maxene, were one of the most successful women's singing groups, with 19 gold records and sales of nearly 100 million copies. The sisters began performing in the early 1930s when the Depression wiped out their father's business. In 1937, the sisters scored ...

24. Marta DuBois

Actress | Tales of the Gold Monkey

Marta DuBois was born on December 15, 1952 in David, Panama. She was an actress, known for Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Magnum, P.I. (1980). She died on May 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

25. Mary Tsoni

Actress | Kynodontas

Mary Tsoni (25 June 1987 - 8 May 2017) was a Greek actress and singer. She was best known for her roles in the films Evil (2005), Dogtooth and Evil: In the Time of Heroes (both 2009). For her role in Dogtooth, she won the award for Best Actress at the Sarajevo Film Festival, and the motion picture ...

26. Maurice Sendak

Writer | Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Maurice Bernard Sendak. He was a writer and producer, known for Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Little Bear (1995) and Where the Wild Things Are (1975). He died on May 8, 2012 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA.

27. Nancy Malone

Actress | Naked City

Nancy Malone was born on March 19, 1935 in Queens Village, Long Island, New York, USA as Ann Maloney. She was an actress and director, known for Naked City (1958), The Long, Hot Summer (1965) and Hawaii Five-O (1968). She died on May 8, 2014 in Duarte, California, USA.

28. Neil Bogart

Producer | Thank God It's Friday

Neil Bogart was born on February 3, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Neil Bogatz. He was an actor and producer, known for Thank God It's Friday (1978) and Flipside (1973). He was married to Joyce Bogart Trabulus and Weiss, Beth. He died on May 8, 1982.

29. Nick Lashaway

Actor | The 40 Year Old Virgin

Nick Lashaway was born on March 24, 1988 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was an actor, known for The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), In Time (2011) and The Last Song (2010). He died on May 8, 2016 in Framingham, Massachusetts, USA.

30. Paul Gauguin

Writer | Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was born on June 7, 1848, in Paris, France. His father, Clovis Gaughin, was a Republican editor who died on his way to Peru while escaping from Louis Napoleon. His widowed mother was a Peruvian Creole daughter of writer Flora Tristan. Young Gauguin spent early childhood in...

31. Richard Derr

Actor | When Worlds Collide

Born June 15, 1918 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, second lead Richard Derr made his first film appearance at age 23 as one of many suspects in Charlie Chan in Rio (1941) after signing with 20th Century-Fox. A second Chan film role would come with Castle in the Desert (1942). With staid good looks, he...

32. Robert A. Heinlein

Writer | Starship Troopers

At the age of 17, Heinlein graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He spent one year at the University of Missouri before he entered the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, from which he graduated as the 20th best among the 243 cadets. He spent five years in the Pacific ...

33. Romualdo Quiroga

Actor | El caso Laura

Romualdo Quiroga was born in 1926 in Argentina. He was an actor. He died on May 8, 1992 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

34. Sally Payne

Actress | Man from Cheyenne

Sally Payne was born on September 5, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Man from Cheyenne (1942), Young Bill Hickok (1940) and Bad Man of Deadwood (1941). She was married to Arthur F. Kelly and William Telaak. She died on May 8, 1999 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. Steven Keats

Actor | Death Wish

Excellent, prolific, and versatile film, stage, and television actor Steven Keats was born on February 6, 1945 in The Bronx, New York City, to a Danish-born father from Copenhagen and an NY-born mother, both of Polish Jewish descent. Keats grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn and graduated from the High ...

36. Susan Morrow

Actress | Cat-Women of the Moon

Susan Morrow was born on May 25, 1931 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Jacqueline Ann Teresa Bernadette Immoor. She was an actress, known for Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), Gasoline Alley (1951) and The Blazing Forest (1952). She was married to Clarence Sheldon Attix Jr., William Robinson and Gary ...

37. Taylor Mead

Actor | Coffee and Cigarettes

Taylor Mead was born on December 31, 1924 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA. He was an actor and editor, known for Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of (1964). He died on May 8, 2013 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

38. Tonita Castro

Actress | Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Tonita Castro was born on January 15, 1953 in Jalisco, Mexico. She was an actress, known for Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012), Funny People (2009) and The Book of Life (2014). She died on May 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

39. William Schallert

Actor | Innerspace

The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his ...

40. X Brands

Actor | Yancy Derringer

X Brands was born on July 24, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Yancy Derringer (1958), The Virginian (1962) and Laredo (1965). He was married to Pamela McInnes and Jean Dorothy Merriam. He died on May 8, 2000 in Northridge, California, USA.

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