In Memoriam 2017by bcampos862 | created - 04 Jan 2017 | updated - 1 day ago | Public
Actress | The Family Man
Francine York was born in the small mining town of Aurora, Minnesota to her parents, Frank and Sophie Yerich. When Francine was five, her family (including her younger sister, Deanne) moved to Cleveland, where she began to write short stories and take an interest in acting. At age nine, Francine ...
3. John Berger
Writer | Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000
John Berger was born on November 5, 1926 in Stoke Newington, London, England as John Peter Berger. He is known for his work on Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976), The Salamander (1971) and Le milieu du monde (1974). He was married to Beverly Bancroft, Patricia Marriott and Anya Bostock. ...
Actor | Gamer
Richard "Mack" Machowicz is best known as the host/producer of Discovery Channel's FutureWeapons and Weapons that Changed the World. He was also the host of Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior and History Channel's Ultimate Soldier Challenge. Mack offered his military and weapons expertise as a key ...
6. Sam Lovullo
Producer | Hee Haw
Sam Lovullo was born on September 30, 1928 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Salvatore Lovullo. He was a producer and casting director, known for Hee Haw (1969), The Nashville Palace (1980) and Hee Haw Honeys (1978). He was married to Grace. He died on January 3, 2017 in Encino, California, USA.
Writer | El astillero
Ricardo Piglia was born on November 24, 1941 in Adrogué, Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Ricardo Emilio Piglia Renzi. He was a writer, known for El astillero (2000), Burnt Money (2000) and Sleepwalker (1998). He died on January 6, 2017 in Buenos Aires.
8. Om Puri
Actor | The Hundred-Foot Journey
Om Puri is an Indian actor who has appeared in both mainstream Indian films and art films. His credits also include appearances in British and American films. He has received an honorary OBE.
Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. His father worked on the railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri ...
10. Buddy Bregman
Soundtrack | Run Fatboy Run
An internationally recognized producer, director, writer, composer, conductor, arranger and musical director. Since the 1950s, Bregman has worked with many of the biggest names in the business. After high school, Bregman attended the University of California. During his sophomore year, he arranged ...
15. Buddy Greco
Soundtrack | It Runs in the Family
Singer, composer songwriter, and pianist who conducted his own trio from 1944 to 1949 and thereafter performed with, and arranged for, the Benny Goodman orchestra into 1952. He sang in theatres and night clubs, and made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1957, his popular-song compositions include "...
17. Paula Dell
Stunts | Mystery Men
Paula Dell was born on November 15, 1926 in Longmont, Colorado, USA as Paula Unger. She is known for her work on Mystery Men (1999), Above the Law (1988) and Johnny Dangerously (1984). She was married to Harold E. Boelsems. She died on January 9, 2017 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
20. Tony Rosato
Actor | Night Heat
Tony Rosato was born on December 26, 1954 in Naples, Campania, Italy as Antonio Rosato. He was an actor and writer, known for Night Heat (1985), Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) and Seeds of Doubt (1998). He was married to Leah Murray. He died on January 10, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
21. Tommy Allsup
Actor | Honkytonk Man
Tommy Allsup was an American rockabilly and swing musician. He was well known as a famous member of the Cherokee Nation. He worked with famous artists like Buddy Holly, Bob Wills, His Texas Playboys, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, the Ventures, The Crickets, Ronnie Smith, Roy ...
Writer | The Exorcist
William Peter Blatty was born on January 7, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for The Exorcist (1973), The Ninth Configuration (1980) and The Exorcist III (1990). He was married to Julie Alicia Witbrodt, Linda Blatty, Elizabeth Gilman and Mary Margaret Rigard. He died on ...
24. Horacio Guarany
Actor | El grito en la sangre
Horacio Guarany was born on May 15, 1925 in Las Garzas, Santa Fe, Argentina as Eraclio Catalín Rodríguez Cereijo. He was an actor and writer, known for El grito en la sangre (2014), Si se calla el cantor (1973) and La vuelta de Martín Fierro (1974). He died on January 13, 2017 in Lujan, ...
26. Eugene Cernan
Writer | The Last Man on the Moon
Cernan was born on March 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of a Czech-American mother, Rose (Cihlar), and a Slovak-American father, Andrew Cernan. He graduated from Proviso Township High School in Maywood, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue...
29. Roberta Peters
Actress | City Hall
Roberta Peters was born on May 4, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Roberta Peterman. She was an actress, known for City Hall (1996), The Voice of Firestone (1962) and The Captive (2014). She was married to Bertram Fields and Robert Merrill. She died on January 18, 2017 in Rye, New York.
31. Miguel Ferrer
Actor | Traffic
Miguel Ferrer was born on February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Miguel José Ferrer. He was an actor, known for Traffic (2000), Crossing Jordan (2001) and RoboCop (1987). He was married to Lori Weintraub and Leilani Sarelle. He died on January 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
35. Butch Trucks
Butch Trucks was born on May 11, 1947 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Claude Hudson Trucks. He is known for his work on The Allman Brothers Band: 40th Anniversary Live at the Beacon Theatre (2014), The History of Rock 'n' Roll (1995) and The Allman Brothers Band: Live at the Beacon Theatre (2003)....
36. Mary Tyler Moore
Actress | Ordinary People
Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her ...
37. Jay Bowdy
Actor | Prepper
Frederick Jay Bowdy was born in San Antonio, Texas, the first of two children of Lisa (Felton), and Frederick Eugene Bowdy, and the fifth of nine biological and step siblings of Tanya (Calloway). He grew up in multiple areas, including south Arlington and mostly in South Fort Worth. Jay attended ...
40. John Hurt
Actor | Nineteen Eighty-Four
This transatlantic talent was born John Vincent Hurt on January 22, 1940 in Shirebrook, a coal mining village near the busy market town of Chesterfield, in Derbyshire, England. He is the son of Phyllis (Massey), an engineer and one-time actress, and Arnold Herbert Hurt, an Anglican clergyman and ...
41. Kevin Geer
Actor | The Pelican Brief
Kevin Geer's celebrated acting career includes appearances in feature film, on television, Broadway, Off-Broadway and London's West End. He recently completed one of the lead roles in the independent feature film Bunker Hill, from director Kevin Willmott (CSA: Confederate States of America). Geer ...
43. Montserrat Julió
Actress | Kuai can che
Montserrat Julió was born in 1929 in Mataró, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Montserrat Julió i Nonell. She was an actress and writer, known for Kuai can che (1984), Teatro estudio (1976) and Robin and Marian (1976). She died on January 26, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
44. Hal Geer
Producer | How Bugs Bunny Won the West
Hal Geer was born on September 13, 1916 in Oronogo, Missouri, USA as Harold Eugene Geer. He was an editor and producer, known for How Bugs Bunny Won the West (1978), Bugs Bunny's Valentine (1979) and Bugs Bunny: All American Hero (1981). He was married to Carol Jones and Nancy Walker. He died on ...
45. Mike Connors
Actor | Mannix
He once jokingly described himself as 'a frustrated song-and-dance man' who wound up typecast as a TV crime fighter. Tall, handsome Armenian-American Mike Connors had a minor career in the movies before becoming a star on the small screen as the impeccably dressed macho sleuth Joe Mannix. Towards ...
46. Barbara Hale
Actress | Perry Mason
Barbara was born on 18 April 1922, as one of two children. As a young girl, Ms. Hale intended to major in art and drawing; she began her professional career as a model for a comic strip called "Ramblin' Bill", during the time she was working her way through The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. She ...
Director | The Buttercup Chain
Robert Ellis Miller was born on July 18, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Buttercup Chain (1970), Alcoa Premiere (1961) and Breaking Point (1963). He was married to Pola Miller. He died on January 27, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.
49. Emmanuelle Riva
Actress | Amour
An only child, Emmanuelle was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, but eventually grew up in Remiremont. Her mother, Jeanne Fernande Nourdin, was a seamstress. Her father, René Alfred [Alfredo] Riva, was a sign writer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. She dreamed of becoming an actress ...
50. Richard Portman
Sound_department | Star Wars
Portman entered the film industry in 1957, as a trainee at Columbia Pictures. In 1959 he joined the Samuel Goldwyn Studio as a junior engineer, rising to the position of Assistant Supervising Sound Recording Engineer. In 1970 he joined Robert Altman at the Lion's Gate facility, serving as Sound ...
51. Geoff Nicholls
Music_department | Taking Liberties
A look at Black Sabbath's photo shoots and live concerts would easily lead one to believe that the band consists of only four members. But make no mistake, they do in fact have a 5th member: their behind-the-stage keyboard player Geoff Nicholls. Before joining Black Sabbath in 1979, Nicholls played...
54. Andre H. Arruda
Actor | Warehouse 13
Andre "the Anti-Giant" Arruda was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, on March 11, 1983, and moved to Toronto in 2001 to attend Humber College's School of Comedy writing and Performance program. He was slightly more than 3 feet tall. Born with syndrome, a genetic disease associated with dwarfism ...
58. Frank Pellegrino
Actor | Goodfellas
Frank Pellegrino was born on May 19, 1944 in East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA as Frank Joseph Pellegrino. He was an actor and producer, known for Goodfellas (1990), Cop Land (1997) and It Could Happen to You (1994). He was married to Josephine Nicita. He died on January 31, 2017 in ...
60. Björn Granath
Actor | Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Björn Granath was born on April 5, 1946 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Björn Gösta Tryggve Granath. He was an actor, known for Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), Evil (2003) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009). He was married to Annmargret Fyregård. He died on February 5, ...
64. Alec McCowen
Actor | Never Say Never Again
Alec McCowen was born Alexander Duncan McCowan on May 26, 1925 in Tunbridge Wells, England. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in 1942. He established his reputation in classical stage roles, appearing in the ensemble of Laurence Olivier's famed ...
65. Irwin Corey
Actor | The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority," was born on July 29, 1914, in Brooklyn, New York. He and his five siblings were wards of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum, and during the Great Depression, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp. Possessing brawn as well as brains, ...
66. Richard Hatch
Born in Santa Monica, California, USA, Richard Hatch was studying classical piano at the age of eight, and knew he wanted to carve out a career as a performer before he reached his teens. After attending Harbor College in San Pedro, he joined a Los Angeles repertory company with which he traveled ...
68. Harold G. Moore
Writer | We Were Soldiers
Harold G. Moore was born on February 13, 1922 in Bardstown, Kentucky, USA as Harold Gregory Moore Jr. He is known for his work on We Were Soldiers (2002), Small Town Boy, Real American Hero (2011) and Inside the Vietnam War (2008). He was married to Julia Compton. He died on February 10, 2017 in ...
69. Jay Bontatibus
Actor | General Hospital
Jay was born in Connecticut and raised in Connecticut and New York City to parents Michael and Frances Bontatibus. He is the 3rd child of 4, with 2 brothers and a sister.
Trained as a stage actor in NYC, he got his breakthrough role playing "Tony Viscardi" on the CBS soap, The Young and the Restless...
70. Barbara Carroll
Actress | Hollywood Ending
Songwriter, pianist and composer, educated at the New England Conservatory. She made a USA tour with an instrumental trio, and was a pianist in night clubs and in the Broadway musical "Me and Juliet". She made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1956, her popular-song compositions include "Barbara's ...
71. Al Jarreau
Music_department | Moonlighting
Al Jarreau was born on March 12, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Alwyn Lopez Jarreau. He is known for his work on Moonlighting (1985), Dick Tracy (1990) and Out of Africa (1985). He was married to Susan Player and Phyllis Hall. He died on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
72. Bruce Lansbury
Producer | Street Hawk
He is best known as the guy who produced the best episodes of some cult science fiction TV shows of the 1960s and 1970s.
Lansbury made his sci-fi mark in the 1960s with the Wild, Wild West series.
He produced the short lived lost-island sci-fi series, Fantastic Journey (1977), which may have only ...
73. José Solé
Actor | Los caudillos
José Solé was born on July 28, 1928 in Mexico City, Mexico as José Solé Nájera. He was a director and actor, known for Los caudillos (1968), De la tierra a la luna (1969) and El juicio de Martín Cortés (1974). He was married to María Teresa Calderón López. He died on February 15, 2017...
Actor | Ed Wood
George 'The Animal' Steele ( his professional wrestling name) was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA as William James Myers. He was a wrestling superstar in the WWF where he was joined by his daughter the Elizabeth, and son in law Randy "Macho Man" Savage. He had a public image of a wild type of ...
75. Nicole Bass
Actress | Private Parts
Nicole Bass was born on August 10, 1964 in Middle Village, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Private Parts (1997), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WWE Sunday Night Heat (1998). She was married to Robert Fuchs. She died on February 17, 2017 in the USA.
76. Leo Rosenwaser
Actor | Alas, poder y pasión
Leo Rosenwaser was born on August 27, 1955 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Leonardo Rosenwasser. He was an actor, known for Alas, poder y pasión (1998), Videomatch (1990) and Gracias por venir, gracias por estar (2012). He was married to Raquel Bermúdez. He died on February 17, 2017 in Buenos ...
77. Warren Frost
Actor | Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Born and raised in upstate Vermont, Warren Frost left home at age 17 to enlist in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his service, he worked mainly in theater. He has a doctorate in theater arts from the University of Minnesota and a published playwright with four plays to his credit and has ...
79. John Gay
Writer | Separate Tables
John Gay was born on April 1, 1924 in Whittier, California, USA as John Thomas Gay. He is known for his work on Separate Tables (1958), Around the World in 80 Days (1989) and No Way to Treat a Lady (1968). He was married to Barbara (Bobbie) Elizabeth Meyer. He died on February 4, 2017 in Santa ...
80. Babs Bram
Actress | Red Rock West
Babs Bram was born on January 18, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as Babette Flora Blum Bram. She was an actress, known for Red Rock West (1993), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Father Murphy (1981). She died on February 7, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
81. Olive Dunbar
Actress | The Lottery
Olive Dunbar was born on March 30, 1925 in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA as Olive Joann Dunbar. She was an actress, known for The Lottery (1969), Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) and Salvage 1 (1979). She was married to William Keene. She died on February 8, 2017 in Ithaca, New York, USA.
Cinematographer | Young Frankenstein
Gerald Hirschfeld was born on April 25, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Young Frankenstein (1974), The Car (1977) and The Incident (1967). He was married to Julia Tucker. He died on February 13, 2017 in Ashland, Oregon, USA.
83. Patty Freedman
Actress | Ghost Busters
Patty Freedman was born on May 9, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Patricia Dworkin. She was an actress and publicist, known for Ghostbusters (1984), Heavy Metal (1981) and Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). She was married to Andrew E. Freedman and David Jolliffe. She died on February 17, 2017 in ...
84. Richard McMillan
Actor | The Day After Tomorrow
Richard McMillan was born on March 20, 1951 in Beaverton, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Fountain (2006) and Cubeº: Cube Zero (2004). He was married to Anne Louise Bannon. He died on February 19, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario.
85. Chris Wiggins
Actor | Rock & Rule
Chris Wiggins was born on January 13, 1930 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England as Christopher John Wiggins. He was an actor, known for Rock & Rule (1983), The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (1969) and Friday the 13th: The Series (1987). He was married to Sandra Crysler-Wiggins. He ...
90. Bill Paxton
Actor | Aliens
Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World ...
91. Joseph Wapner
Actor | Sliders
Joseph Wapner was born on November 15, 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joseph Albert Wapner. He was an actor, known for Sliders (1995), The People's Court (1981) and The People Next Door (1989). He was married to Mildred (Mickey) Nebenzahl. He died on February 26, 2017 in Los Angeles.
92. Scott Lew
Writer | Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas
Scott Lew was born on September 24, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was a writer and producer, known for Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006), Aberration (1997) and Let's Go to Prison (2006). He died on February 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
95. Ric Marlow
Actor | Magnum, P.I.
Ric Marlow was born on December 21, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as Eric Schafler. He was an actor, known for Magnum, P.I. (1980), L.A. Without a Map (1998) and Roswell (1999). He was married to Julia English, Dorothy Juana Sophia Cobarrubias, Leslie Parrish, Katherine Mae Highfill and ...
97. Richard Karron
Actor | History of the World: Part I
Richard Karron was born on April 11, 1934 in Bronx, New York, USA as Richard Karant. He was an actor, known for History of the World: Part I (1981), Fatso (1980) and A Pleasure Doing Business (1979). He was married to Judy Girard. He died on March 1, 2017 in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.
98. Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan was born on March 19, 1929 in Wichita, Kansas, USA as Michael McFoster Ryan. He was an actor, known for Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985), Tootsie (1982) and Hamlet (1964). He was married to Barbara O'Brien. He died on March 1, 2017 in Kansas City Missouri, USA.
99. Miriam Colon
Actress | Scarface
Miriam Colon was born on August 20, 1936 in Ponce, Puerto Rico as Miriam Colon Valle. She is known for her work on Scarface (1983), Goal! The Dream Begins (2005) and Sabrina (1995). She was married to Fred Valle and George Paul Edgar. She died on March 3, 2017 in New York City, New York, USA.