Deaths: May 28

by bcampos862 | created - 28 May 2017 | updated - 27 May 2018 | Public

1. Maya Angelou

Actress | Madea's Family Reunion

Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Marguerite Annie Johnson. She was an actress and writer, known for Madea's Family Reunion (2006), How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and Poetic Justice (1993). She was married to Paul Du Feu and Thomas J. (Tosh) Angelos. She ...

2. Anne Brontë

Writer | Novela

The youngest of the talented Brontë siblings, Anne was born January 17th, 1820 to Rev. Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell Brontë. Her mother died of cancer when she was only a year old, and growing up Anne was especially close to her elder sister Emily Brontë. Along with their other sister, ...

3. Audie Murphy

Actor | Ride a Crooked Trail

Audie Murphy became a national hero during World War II as the most decorated combat soldier of the war. Among his 33 awards was the Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery that a soldier can receive. In addition, he was also decorated for bravery by the governments of France and Belgium, and...

4. Brynn Hartman

Actress | North

Brynn Hartman was born on April 11, 1958 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA as Vicki Jo Omdahl. She was an actress, known for North (1994) and 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). She was married to Phil Hartman and Douglas Iver Torfin. She died on May 28, 1998 in Encino, California, USA.

5. Buck

Actor | Married with Children

Buck was born on April 26, 1983 as Michael. He was an actor, known for Married... with Children (1987) and Backstage with the Bundys (1992). He died on May 28, 1996.

6. D'Urville Martin

Actor | Rosemary's Baby

D'Urville Martin was a key important, prolific and hugely engaging supporting actor who appeared with pleasing regularity in a handful of delightfully down'n'dirty 70s blaxploitation features. Martin was born on February 11, 1939 in New York City. D'Urville first began acting in the 1960s including...

7. Eddie Barth

Actor | Fame

Eddie Barth was born on September 29, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Edward Bartholetti. He was an actor, known for Fame (1980), Babe: Pig in the City (1998) and Bananas (1971). He was married to Sally Hada. He died on May 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8. Eric Morecambe

Writer | The Morecambe & Wise Show

Eric Morecambe was born on May 14, 1926 in Buxton Street, Morecambe, Lancashire, England as John Eric Bartholomew. He was a writer and actor, known for The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968), Night Train to Murder (1984) and The Intelligence Men (1965). He was married to Joan Morecambe. He died on ...

9. Frank Deford

Writer | Everybody's All-American

Frank Deford was born on December 16, 1938 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Benjamin Franklin Deford III. He was a writer and actor, known for Everybody's All-American (1988), Trading Hearts (1988) and Alex: The Life of a Child (1986). He was married to Carol Ruth Penner. He died on May 28, 2017 in ...

10. Gary Coleman

Actor | Diff'rent Strokes

Without a doubt Gary Coleman was THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A refreshingly confident little tyke with sparkling dark, saucer-like eyes and an ingratiating, take-on-anyone burst of personality, the boy charmed the pants right off of TV viewers the minute he was glimpsed in ...

11. Gerald Anthony

Actor | One Life to Live

Gerald Anthony was born on July 31, 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Gerald Anthony Bucciarelli. He was an actor and director, known for One Life to Live (1968), General Hospital (1963) and All My Children (1970). He was married to Brynn Thayer. He died on May 28, 2004 in Butler, New Jersey...

12. Irene Manning

Actress | Yankee Doodle Dandy

The youngest of five children born to a real estate broker, glamorous actress/singer Irene Manning began this world in Cincinatti, Ohio, as Inez Harvuot in 1912. Classically trained at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, she showed great potential for the grand opera scene but an ...

13. John Noakes

Actor | Redcap

John Noakes was born on March 6, 1934 in Shelf, Halifax, Yorkshire, England as John Wallace Bottomley. He was an actor, known for Redcap (1964), The Rise and Fall of César Birotteau (1965) and Camera Three (1955). He was married to Victoria Fenez. He died on May 28, 2017 in Palma, Majorca, ...

14. Lurene Tuttle

Actress | Psycho

Quite a familiar lady and notorious busybody on 1950s and '60s TV and film, petite, red-headed character actress Lurene Tuttle was born in Pleasant Lake, Indiana and raised on a ranch close to the Arizona border. Her father, O.V. Tuttle, started out as a performer in minstrels but found a job as a ...

15. Marc Zuber

Actor | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Marc Zuber was born on May 5, 1944 in Lucknow, India. He was an actor, known for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Buccaneer (1980) and Stolen (1990). He died on May 28, 2003 in London, England.

16. Martha Scott

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Martha Ellen Scott was born in Jamesport, Missouri, to Letha (McKinley) and Walter Alva Scott, an engineer and garage owner. She entered films in the early 1940s, following an initial appearance in stock. Her first film appearance was Our Town (1940), playing the same character as she played on the...

17. Norman Bartold

Actor | Westworld

Norman Bartold was born on August 6, 1928 in Alameda County, California, USA as Norman Hillman Bartold. He was an actor, known for Westworld (1973), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Real Life (1979). He was married to Sheila Bartold. He died on May 28, 1994 in Riverside County, ...

18. Phil Hartman

Actor | NewsRadio

Phil Hartman was born Philip Edward Hartmann on September 24, 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His surname was originally "Hartmann", but he later dropped the second "n". He was one of eight children of Doris Marguerite (Wardell) and Rupert Loebig Hartmann, a salesman. He was of German, Irish, ...

19. Reynaldo Rey

Actor | Friday

Reynaldo Rey was born on January 27, 1940 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, USA as Harold Reynolds. He was an actor and writer, known for Friday (1995), White Men Can't Jump (1992) and Young Doctors in Love (1982). He was married to Evelyn. He died on May 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Rhys Williams

Actor | How Green Was My Valley

Moviegoers can be forgiven if they thought that stocky, jaunty Rhys Williams was a jovial Irishman, as he often played that type of character, but his role as a Welsh miner in John Ford's classic How Green Was My Valley (1941) (his film debut) was much closer to home for him, as he was born and ...

21. Rick Dial

Actor | Sling Blade

For more than 20 years, Rick has been "The Voice of the Malvern Leopards", serving as the public address announcer for both the Malvern Leopard Football Stadium and the Basketball Field House. In addition to his acting credits, Rick has been the lead singer for rock bands since he was 13 years old....

22. Roy Roberts

Actor | Chinatown

Veteran character player Roy Roberts proudly claimed over 900 performances in a 40-year career. He might not have been known necessarily by name, but the face was distinct and obviously familiar. The prototype of the steely executive, the no-nonsense mayor, the assured banker, the stentorian leader...

23. Terence Alexander

Actor | Waterloo

To say that Terence Alexander, the distinguished British thespian, was hyperactive is a statement that borders on the understatement! Judge for yourself : born in 1923, following a short period when he considered becoming a priest, Alexander exercised the acting profession for six full decades and ...

24. Walter Connolly

Actor | It Happened One Night

The name may have been forgotten, especially today (seven decades later), but the portly, apoplectic, exasperated figure on the 1930s screen wasn't. While his film career, save a couple of silents, lasted a paltry seven years (1932-1939), character actor Walter Connolly certainly ran the distance. ...



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