Deaths: May 23

by bcampos862 | created - 24 May 2017 | updated - 23 May 2018 | Public

1. Roger Moore

Actor | Moonraker

Roger Moore will perhaps always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down.

Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of Lillian (Pope) and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. His ...

2. Anne Meara

Actress | Night at the Museum

Comedienne Anna Meara, with her husband Jerry Stiller, were members of the improvisational company, the Compass Players, which later became The Second City Theater. They performed as a duo under the name "Stiller and Meara", and after some time, became regulars on Ed Sullivan's show, The Ed ...

3. Atahualpa Yupanqui

Soundtrack | Casa de los babys

Atahualpa Yupanqui was born on January 31, 1908 in J. de la Peña, Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Hector Roberto Chavero. He died on May 23, 1992 in Nimes, France.

4. Fletcher Markle

Director | Jigsaw

Fletcher Markle was born on March 27, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was a producer and director, known for Jigsaw (1949), Thriller (1960) and The George Sanders Mystery Theater (1957). He was married to Dorothy Conradt, Mercedes McCambridge and Helen Blanche Willis. He died on May 23, 1991.

5. Frances E. Nealy

Actress | Ghostbusters

Frances E. Nealy was born on October 14, 1918 in San Diego, California, USA. She is known for her work on Ghostbusters (1984), WarGames (1983) and Darktown Strutters (1975). She died on May 23, 1997 in Hollywood, California.

6. George Jessel

Actor | Lucky Boy

George Jessel gained fame in vaudeville, where it was not uncommon for him--and other performers, such as Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor--to perform in blackface, and in fact at age 11 Jessel was Cantor's vaudeville partner. Jessel acted in several movies in the '30s and became a respected film producer. ...

7. Harry Townes

Actor | Star Trek

Harry Townes was born and died in Huntsville, Alabama, where he served as an ordained Episcopal priest. Aside from Huntsville and the priesthood, he had a distinguished, prolific, and quite long career as a character actor in movies and on television. He attended the University of Alabama in the ...

8. Ian Copeland

Writer | Wild Thing

Ian Copeland was born on April 25, 1949 in Damascus, Syria. He was married to Constance Walden. He died on May 23, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. James Millhollin

Actor | No Time for Sergeants

Thin, fidgety James Millholin made a career out of playing dyspeptic bureaucrats, nervous hotel clerks and other officious authority types. Somewhat reminiscent of Edward Everett Horton or Franklin Pangborn, Millhollin's pinched face, somewhat pop eyes and flighty mannerisms fit those roles like a ...

10. Jean Yanne

Actor | Tout le monde il est beau, tout le monde il est gentil

Jean Yanne was born on July 18, 1933 in Les Lilas, Seine [now Seine-Saint-Denis], France as Jean Roger Gouyé. He was an actor and writer, known for Everybody He Is Nice, Everybody He Is Beautiful (1972), Weekend (1967) and Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001). He was married to Jacqueline Renée Guellerin...

11. John Nash

Self | The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom

John Nash was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and the study of partial differential equations. Nash's work has provided insight into the factors that govern chance and decision-making inside complex systems found in everyday life.


12. Lita Chevret

Actress | The Royal Bed

A lithe, brunette actress and photographer's model, Lita Chevret began promisingly enough at the very beginning of talking pictures. Her parents, already established in show business, helped along by paying for her dancing tuition. By the age of twenty, she worked as a professional dancer and show ...

13. Moms Mabley

Actress | Boarding House Blues

One the most successful entertainers of the Black vaudeville stage, also known as the Chitlin Circuit, was Jackie "Moms" Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken in 1894. At the apex of her long career, she was earning $10,000 a week at Harlem's Apollo Theatre. Mabley focused on conventional topics such as ...

14. Mona Freeman

Actress | Dear Ruth

A professional model while still in high school, Mona Freeman was signed to a movie contract by Howard Hughes, who then proceeded to sell her contract to Paramount. Starting out in typical juvenile parts, she developed into a very competent actress. As she worked her way out of the teenage ingénue ...

15. Nicole Leblanc

Actress | Apparences

Nicole Leblanc was born on September 2, 1941 in Maria, Gaspé Region, Québec, Canada. She was an actress, known for Apparences (2012), Le temps d'une paix (1980) and Audition (2005). She was married to Jean-Claude Germain. She died on May 23, 2017 in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, Canada.

16. Owen Hart

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Owen Hart was one of twelve children from a legendary Canadian wrestling family. His brother Bret is also one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Owen was one of the best wrestlers in the business and his major accomplishments include being the 1994 King of the Ring, former ...

17. Patrick Cargill

Actor | Help!

Best known for his appearances on British television in the comedy series Father, Dear Father (1968), Patrick Cargill was also a distinguished stage actor and a brilliant farceur. His immaculate timing was known throughout the profession to the point that when directors where casting a certain type...

18. Philip Coolidge

Actor | North by Northwest

Philip Coolidge was born on August 25, 1908 in Concord, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for North by Northwest (1959), Inherit the Wind (1960) and The Tingler (1959). He died on May 23, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. Simon Monjack

Writer | Two Days, Nine Lives

Simon Monjack was born on March 9, 1970 in Hillingdo, Middlesex, England. Simon has been known mainly for dating and marrying the late film and television star Brittany Murphy. The two were wed on April 12, 2007. Brittany passed away on December 20, 2009 at the age of 32 at their Rising Glen estate...

20. Stefano Farina

Actor | Goal II: Living the Dream

Stefano Farina was born on September 19, 1962 in Ovada, Piedmont, Italy. He was an actor, known for Goal II: Living the Dream (2007). He died on May 23, 2017 in Genoa, Italy.

21. Sterling Hayden

Actor | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Born to George & Frances Simonson Walter, and named Sterling Relyea Walter. Father died in 1925. Adopted by stepfather 'James Hayden' renamed Sterling Walter Hayden. Grew up in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Maine. Though very poor, attended prep school at ...

22. Tom Hennesy

Actor | 26 Men

Tom Hennesy began his movie and TV career as a Stuntman and Actor, while he was in college and playing football at USC. Hennesy played the title role in the classic Universal horror film "Revenge Of The Creature" (the sequel to the Creature From The Black Lagoon). Hennesy acted and performed stunts...

23. William Keene

Actor | The Twilight Zone

William Keene was born on August 4, 1915 in Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA as William Joseph Keene. He was an actor, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), Perry Mason (1957) and Gunsmoke (1955). He was married to Olive Dunbar. He died on May 23, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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