Deaths: August 19

by bcampos862 | created - 15 Aug 2017 | updated - 12 Aug 2018 | Public

1. Dick Gregory

Actor | The Hot Chick

Dick Gregory was born on October 12, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Richard Claxton Gregory. He was an actor and writer, known for The Hot Chick (2002), ABC Stage 67 (1966) and Reno 911! (2003). He was married to Lillian Gregory. He died on August 19, 2017 in Washington, District of Columbia, ...

2. Ahna Capri

Actress | Enter the Dragon

Beautiful, buxom, and shapely blonde bombshell Ahna Capri was born Anna Marie Nanasi on July 6, 1944 in Budapest, Hungary. Capri moved with her family to the United States when she was a child and started acting in television series at age 11. She made her film debut at age 13 in the Western ...

3. Alastair Sim

Actor | Scrooge

The son of Alexander Sim JP and Isabella McIntyre, Alastair Sim was educated in Edinburgh. Always interested in language (especially the spoken word) he became the Fulton Lecturer in Elocution at New College, Edinburgh University from 1925 until 1930. He was invited back and became the Rector of ...

4. Antonio Larreta

Writer | El maestro de esgrima

Antonio Larreta was born on December 14, 1922 in Montevideo, Uruguay as Gualberto José Antonio Rodríguez Larreta Ferreira. He was a writer and director, known for El maestro de esgrima (1992), I, the Worst of All (1990) and Nunca estuve en Viena (1989). He died on August 19, 2015 in Montevideo.

5. Bea Wain

Soundtrack | One Hour Photo

One of the great big band vocalists of the swing era was born Beatrice Weinsier in New York City on April 30 1917. Bea began singing from the age of five, first spotlighted on NBC's Horn and Hardart Children's Hour (where she was paid the princely sum of 2$ per broadcast). Her first noteworthy gig ...

6. Betty Everett

Soundtrack | Mean Streets

Betty Everett was born on November 23, 1939 in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA. She died on August 19, 2001 in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA.

7. Blanca Curi

Blanca Curi was born on January 28, 1950 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She died on August 19, 2010 in Buenos Aires.

8. Brian Aldiss

Writer | Artificial Intelligence: AI

Brian Aldiss, author of the classic Helliconia trilogy, and the story on which Steven Spielberg's 2001 film AI: Artificial Intelligence was based, was one of Britain's most accomplished and versatile writers of science fiction. In a lifelong and prolific career, Aldiss, who died aged 92, produced ...

9. Brian G. Hutton

Director | Where Eagles Dare

Brian G. Hutton was born on January 1, 1935 in New York City, New York, USA as Brian Geoffrey Hutton. He was an actor and director, known for Where Eagles Dare (1968), Kelly's Heroes (1970) and Wild Seed (1965). He was married to Victoria Sierra. He died on August 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, ...

10. Cathleen Cordell

Actress | The Return of the Living Dead

Cathleen Cordell was born on May 21, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Return of the Living Dead (1985), Gaslight (1940) and Producers' Showcase (1954). She died on August 19, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11. Cedar Walton

Music_department | Countdown at Kusini

Cedar Walton was born on January 17, 1934 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Cedar Anthony Walton Jr. He is known for his work on Cool Red (1976), She's Gotta Have It (1986) and 'Round Midnight (1986). He died on August 19, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA.

12. Christopher Shea

Actor | It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Child actor Christopher Dylan Shea was born on February 5, 1958, in Los Angeles County, California. He was the older brother of fellow child actors Eric Shea and Stephen Shea. Christopher had a regular part as "Joey Starett" on the short-lived western TV series Shane (1966). He also made guest ...

14. Don Haggerty

Actor | Cause for Alarm!

Don Haggerty was born on July 3, 1914 in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA as Donald Francis Haggerty. He is known for his work on Cause for Alarm! (1951), The Loved One (1965) and Footsteps in the Night (1957). He was married to Janet Marilyn McAuliffe, Fay Devereux Keith (Lee Fayrene Zook) and Libby ...

15. Don Hewitt

Producer | 60 Minutes

Don Hewitt was born on December 14, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA as Donald Shepard Hewitt. He was a producer and director, known for 60 Minutes (1968), Years of Crisis (1950) and Douglas Edwards with the News (1948). He was married to Marilyn Berger, Frankie Hewitt and Mary Weaver. He died ...

16. Donna Hightower

Soundtrack | The Harrad Experiment

Donna Hightower was born on December 28, 1926 in Caruthersville, Missouri, USA. She was an actress, known for The Harrad Experiment (1973), Pro of Contra (1963) and Der Kommissar (1969). She died on August 19, 2013 in Austin, Texas, USA.

17. Federico García Lorca

Writer | Shooting Bernarda

Federíco Garcia Lorca was born in the south of Spain (Andalusia) in 1898 and soon became the region's most famous artist. A poet, playwright, artist, musician and lecturer, he wrote groundbreaking plays such as 'Blood Wedding' and 'Yerma'. His support of the Spanish Republic in the 1930s led to his...

18. George Meeker

Actor | Murder by Television

This durable co-star-turned-character man had the steely eyes and overall slickness of somebody never to trust...and for good reason. For over two decades George Meeker fit the bill as the guy you loved to hate in movies. Frequently the spineless third wheel of a romantic triangle, he always lost ...

19. Groucho Marx

Actor | A Night at the Opera

The bushy-browed, cigar-smoking wise-cracker with the painted-on moustache and stooped walk was the leader of The Marx Brothers. With one-liners that were often double entendres, Groucho never cursed in any of his performances and said he never wanted to be known as a dirty comic. With a great love...

20. Hayden Rorke

Actor | When Worlds Collide

Hayden Rorke was best known as the ever suspicious "Dr. Alfred E. Bellows" on the 1960s TV series, I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rorke was educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and he began his stage career in the 1930s with the Hampden Theatrical Company. A ...

21. Hermione Baddeley

Actress | The Secret of NIMH

A brash character actress who specialized in cinema, television, and theater, Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley was born on November 13, 1906 in Broseley, Shropshire. She was the youngest of four sisters - including Angela Baddeley, also an actress - and her half-brother, Very Rev William ...

22. Horacio Galloso

Horacio Galloso was born on February 6, 1933 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina as Benigno Simón Galloso. He died on August 19, 2012 in Vicente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

23. Horacio Salgán

Composer | Los de la mesa 10

Horacio Salgán was born on June 15, 1916 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Horacio Adolfo Salgán. He was a composer, known for Los de la mesa 10 (1960), Blind Date (2007) and Tango (1998). He died on August 19, 2016 in Buenos Aires.

24. Jack Riley

Actor | Spaceballs

Cleveland-born comedy actor Jack Riley switched his career interest from baseball to acting after obtaining a radio job, writing and performing skits while attending John Carroll University. He toured military bases throughout the world in comedy shows after being drafted in the Army in 1958.


25. James Patterson

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

James Patterson was born on June 29, 1932 in Derry, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for In the Heat of the Night (1967), Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972) and Play of the Week (1959). He was married to Rochelle Oliver. He died on August 19, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA.

26. Janusz Glowacki

Writer | Zimna wojna

Janusz Glowacki was born on September 13, 1938 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland as Janusz Andrzej Glowacki. He was a writer and actor, known for Cold War (2018), Polowanie na muchy (1969) and Trzeba zabic te milosc (1972). He was married to Olena Leonenko and Ewa Zadrzynska. He died on August 19, ...

27. Julius Carry

Actor | The Last Dragon

Julius Carry was born on March 12, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Last Dragon (1985), The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993) and The New Guy (2002). He was married to Naomi and Kathy Smith. He died on August 19, 2008 in Studio City, California, USA.

28. Lee Thompson Young

Actor | Friday Night Lights

Lee Thompson Young was born as the son of Velma Love and Tommy Scott Young. When he was in second grade his parents split up and he went to live with his mother. At age ten, he portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King in a play called "A Night of Stars and Dreams". That's when Lee decided he wanted to be ...

29. Lina Morgan

Actress | Hostal Royal Manzanares

Lina Morgan was born on March 20, 1937 in Madrid, Spain as María de los Ángeles López Segovia. She was an actress, known for Hostal Royal Manzanares (1996), Hermana, pero ¿qué has hecho? (1995) and Compuesta y sin novio (1994). She died on August 20, 2015 in Madrid.

30. Otto Frank

Self | Call Me Papa: The Legacy of Anne Frank's Father

Otto Frank was born on May 12, 1889 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany as Otto Heinrich Frank. He was married to Elfriede Geiringer and Edith Frank. He died on August 19, 1980 in Birsfelden, Switzerland.

31. Raoul Ruiz

Director | Mistérios de Lisboa

Chilean director Raúl, or Raoul, Ruiz (1941-2011) was one of the most exciting and innovative filmmakers to emerge from 1960s World Cinema, providing more intellectual fun and artistic experimentation, shot for shot, than any filmmaker since Jean-Luc Godard. A guerrilla who uncompromisingly ...

32. Shane Sieg

Self | NASCAR on Speed

Shane Sieg was born on August 23, 1982 in Tucker, Georgia, USA. He died on August 19, 2017 in the USA.

33. Tony Scott

Producer | Domino

Tony Scott was a British-born film director and producer. He was the youngest of three brothers, one of whom is fellow film director Ridley Scott. He was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England to parents Jean and Colonel Francis Percy Scott. As a result of his father's career in the British...

34. Ulises Petit de Murat

Writer | La guerra gaucha

Ulises Petit de Murat was born on January 28, 1907 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a writer, known for La guerra gaucha (1942), Su mejor alumno (1944) and La última lucha (1959). He died on August 19, 1983 in Buenos Aires.

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