Deaths: August 23

by bcampos862 | created - 22 Aug 2017 | updated - 18 Aug 2018 | Public

1. Evita Muñoz 'Chachita'

Actress | Romancing the Stone

Evita Muñoz was born on November 26th, 1936, in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico. Before she was 4 years old, she was in front of the cameras already making _El Secreto del Sacerdote_ with Pedro Armendáriz. It was in her second film, Jalisco, Don't Backslide (1941) with Jorge Negrete, that she was given ...

2. Bernie Styles

Actor | Witness

Bernie Styles was born on May 1, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Witness (1985), Body Heat (1981) and Sliver (1993). He died on August 23, 2017 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

3. Brock Peters

Actor | Soylent Green

Born of African and West Indian ancestry on July 2, 1927 in New York City, Brock Peters set his sights on a show business career early on, at age ten. A product of NYC's famed Music and Arts High School, Peters initially fielded more odd jobs than acting jobs as he worked his way up from Harlem ...

4. Charles Lisanby

Art_director | The Lives of Benjamin Franklin

Charles Alvin Lisanby was born January 22, 1924 in Princeton, Kentucky. Primarily establishing himself in live television production in New York City as a Scenic Designer, a member of the New York Scenic and Designer's IATSE #829 Union. With television production moving West, Lisanby transferred to...

5. Charles Scorsese

Actor | Goodfellas

Charles Scorsese was born on May 8, 1913 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Luciano Charles Scorsese. He is known for his work on Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991) and After Hours (1985). He was married to Catherine Scorsese. He died on August 23, 1993 in Kips Bay, Manhattan.

6. Dennis Fimple

Actor | Maverick

Excellent and engaging character actor Dennis Fimple was born 11 November, 1940, in Ventura, California and raised in the nearby town of Taft. His father, Elmer was an electrician, and his mother, Dolly was a beautician. Dennis first became interested in acting after he portrayed Tom Sawyer in a ...

7. Eduardo Angeloz

Eduardo Angeloz was born on October 18, 1931 in Río Tercero, Córdoba, Argentina as Eduardo César Angeloz. He died on August 23, 2017 in Córdoba.

8. Enrique Sdrech

Self | Telenoche

Enrique Sdrech was born in January 1928. He died on August 23, 2003 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

9. Francis X. Bushman

Actor | Sabrina

Francis X. Bushman was born on January 10, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Francis Xavier Bushman. He was an actor and director, known for Sabrina (1954), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and Romeo and Juliet (1916). He was married to Iva Millicient Richardson, Norma Emily Atkin, Beverly ...

10. Frank Potenza

Actor | Saul of the Mole Men

Frank Potenza was born on November 11, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Francis Michael Potenza. He was an actor, known for Saul of the Mole Men (2007), All In (2006) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003). He died on August 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11. Gilbert Taylor

Cinematographer | Star Wars

Gilbert Taylor was born on April 21, 1914 in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Flash Gordon (1980) and The Omen (1976). He was married to Dee Taylor. He died on August 23, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight, England.

12. Hank Patterson

Actor | Green Acres

Hank Patterson was born in Springville, Alabama to Green and Mary Newton Patterson. Hank's great-grandfather, James Pearson, was an original settler of St. Clair County, AL as was his mother's great-grandfather, Thomas Newton. Between 1894 & 1897, the family left AL to live in Taylor, Texas, where ...

13. Hoot Gibson

Actor | Roaring Ranch

A pioneering cowboy star of silent and early talking Westerns, Hoot Gibson was one of the 1920s' most popular children's matinée heroes. In his real life, however, he had a rather painful rags-to-riches-and-back-to-rags career, a problem that seemed to plague a number of big stars who fell victim ...

14. Jerry Nelson

Actor | Fraggle Rock

Puppeteer, actor, musician, and master of voices, Jerry Nelson originally joined Henson & Company as a temporary replacement for Frank Oz, who had been drafted into the armed services in the 60's. He later re-joined the crew as a full-time performer in the 70's, and has since been heavily involved ...

15. Kathleen Freeman

Actress | Innerspace

Kathleen Freeman's introduction to show business came very early in life. Her parents were vaudevillians, and she made her debut at age 2 in their act. Later she attended UCLA with intentions of becoming a pianist, but was bitten by the acting bug and never looked back. She gained experience on ...

16. Mary Gordon

Actress | Bride of Frankenstein

Scots actress, long in the United States, who specialized in housekeepers and mothers, most notably the housekeeper Mrs. Hudson in the Sherlock Holmes series of movies of the Thirties and Forties. She was born Mary Gilmour, the daughter of a Glasgow wire weaver. She worked as a dressmaker before ...

17. Maynard Ferguson

Soundtrack | Blackboard Jungle

Already a band leader in his native land by his early teenage years, trumpeter Ferguson played in the bands of Boyd Raeburn, Jimmy Dorsey and Charlie Barnet in the 40s. His breakthrough into public consciousness came in 1950 when he joined Stan Kenton, electrifying audiences with his high-note ...

18. Oliver McGowan

Actor | The Wild Wild West

Oliver McGowan was born on August 22, 1907 in Kipling, Alabama, USA. He was an actor, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and Mannix (1967). He died on August 23, 1971 in Hollywood, California, USA.

19. Oscar Hammerstein II

Soundtrack | State Fair

Oscar Hammerstein II was born on July 12, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA as Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein. He was married to Dorothy Hammerstein and Myra Finn. He died on August 23, 1960 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA.

20. Richard Hearne

Actor | Mr. Pastry's Progress

Richard Hearne was born on January 30, 1908 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Richard Lewis Hearne. He was an actor and writer, known for Mr. Pastry's Progress (1950), Just for Fun (1947) and For the Children (1946). He was married to Yvonne Hearne. He died on August 23, 1979 in Bearsted, Kent, ...

21. Robert Symonds

Actor | The Exorcist

Robert Symonds was born on December 1, 1926 in Bristow, Oklahoma, USA as Robert Barry Symonds. He is known for his work on The Exorcist (1973), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and ...and justice for all. (1979). He was married to Priscilla Pointer and Elizabeth Janel Kaderli. He died on August 23, 2007 ...

22. Rudolph Valentino

Actor | The Sheik

Hollywood's original Latin Lover, a term that was invented for Rudolph Valentino by Hollywood moguls. Alla Nazimova's friend,Natacha Rambova (nee Winifred Hudnut) became romantically involved with Rudy and they lived together in her bungalow, from 1921 (during the filming of Camille) until they ...

23. Ruth Cohen

Actress | Seinfeld

Ruth Cohen was born on January 28, 1930 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Seinfeld (1989), V.I.P. (1998) and Life Among the Cannibals (1999). She died on August 23, 2008 in Panorama City, California, USA.

24. Steven Hill

Actor | Law & Order

Born in Seattle, Washington, in 1922, as Solomon Krakovsky, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Hill became interested in the theater as a little boy. After graduation from high school, he served in the Naval Reserve (1940-44). From there, he worked alongside a young, unknown star Marlon Brando in "A ...

25. Susan Vreeland

Writer | What Love Sees

Susan Vreeland was born on January 20, 1946 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA. She was a writer, known for What Love Sees (1996), Brush with Fate (2003) and Stolen (2005). She was married to Joseph Gray. She died on August 23, 2017 in San Diego, California, USA.

26. Sybil Jason

Actress | The Little Princess

Sybil Jacobson was born on November 23, 1929, in Cape Town, South Africa. By age 2 she had learned to play the piano, and she also demonstrated a remarkable talent for singing, dancing and mimicry. She moved to Great Britain as a small child, and by age 5 was singing, dancing, playing the piano or ...

27. Viola Harris

Actress | The Other Guys

Viola Harris was born on July 5, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She was an actress, known for The Other Guys (2010), Choke (2008) and Sex and the City 2 (2010). She was married to Robert H. Harris. She died on August 23, 2017 in New York City, New York, USA.

28. Virginia Sale

Actress | Topper

Virginia Sale was born on May 20, 1899 in Urbana, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Topper (1937), I Like It That Way (1934) and The Thin Man Goes Home (1944). She was married to Sam Wren. She died on August 23, 1992 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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