Deaths: September 23

by bcampos862 | created - 19 Sep 2017 | updated - 13 Sep 2018 | Public

1. Bob Fosse

Director | Cabaret

Bob Fosse was born on June 23, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Louis Fosse. He is known for his work on Cabaret (1972), Lenny (1974) and All That Jazz (1979). He was married to Gwen Verdon, Joan McCracken and Mary Ann Niles. He died on September 23, 1987 in Washington, District of Columbia...

2. Billy Gilbert

Actor | His Girl Friday

The son of singers in the Metropolitan Opera, Billy Gilbert began performing in vaudeville at age 12. He developed a drawn-out, explosive sneezing routine that became his trademark (he was the model for, and voice of, Sneezy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)). Gilbert's exquisite comic ...

3. Bourvil

Actor | The Longest Day

At the age of three, André Zacharie Raimbourg and his family moved to a town in the region of Normandy called Bourville. He finished school at the age of 15 and began to work as a baker. He was already playing harmonica, mandoline and cornet when he engaged himself in a village band. In the ...

4. Caesar Giovannini

Music_department | Thriller

Composer and pianist, educated at the Chicago Conservatory (Bachelor/Master of Music degrees) and a pianist in the United States Navy Band in Washington DC. He joined NBC in Chicago as a staff pianist (1949-1956), and ABC in Chicago in 1958. Joining ASCAP in 1957, his chief musical collaborator was...

5. Charles Bradley

Soundtrack | Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Charles Bradley was born on November 5, 1948 in Gainesville, Florida, USA as Charles Edward Bradley. He died on September 23, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA.

6. Chief Dan George

Actor | Little Big Man

Chief Dan George was born with the names Geswanouth Slahoot (which was anglicised as 'Dan Slaholt') to a tribal chief on Burrard Indian Reserve Nº. 3 in North Vancouver. His last name was changed to 'George' when he entered a mission boarding school at the age of 5, where the use of his native ...

7. Cliff Arquette

Actor | Hobby Lobby

Comedian, actor, pianist, composer and songwriter. He was a night club pianist, later joining the Henry Halstead orchestra in 1923. He created the character of 'Charlie Weaver' for The Jack Paar Show, and portrayed 'Mrs. Butterworth' in television commercials. He joined ASCAP in 1959, and his chief...

8. DeWolf Hopper Sr.

Actor | Don Quixote

Best-known for performing the most popular baseball poem, "Casey at the Bat." Filmed as one of the first talkies, 5 years before The Jazz Singer (1927), Casey at the Bat (1922), was included in Ken Burns' Baseball (1994). Hopper, a fervent New York Giant fan, first performed the then-unknown poem ...

9. Don Anderson

Actor | Playhouse 90

Don Anderson was born on February 23, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Donald Adams Anderson. He was an actor, known for Playhouse 90 (1956), Switch (1975) and Perry Mason (1957). He died on September 23, 1983 in Burbank, California.

10. Erland van Lidth

Actor | The Running Man

Born in the Netherlands, he came to the United States as a child in the late 1950s. Erland grew up in Orange, New Jersey; Ridgefield, Connecticut; and Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he distinguished himself as a member of the wrestling team ...

11. Fred M. Wilcox

Director | Forbidden Planet

Fred McLeod Wilcox was born in Tazewell, VA, on December 22, 1906, one of six children born to James Wilcox, a Kentucky optometrist and drugstore owner, who was married six times (twice to one woman). His six children were from his first wife.

Wilcox's six siblings (his father adopted his niece ...

13. Ian Hunter

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Ian Hunter was born in the Kenilworth area of Cape Town, South Africa where he spent his childhood. In his teen years he and his parents returned to the family origins in England to live. Sometime between that arrival and the early years of World War I, Hunter began exploring acting. But in 1917 - ...

14. John Eldredge

Actor | High Sierra

John Eldredge was born on August 30, 1904 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for High Sierra (1941), The Master Key (1945) and Dark Alibi (1946). He died on September 23, 1961 in Laguna Beach, California.

15. Mary Frann

Actress | Newhart

Mary Frann was born on February 27, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Mary Frances Luecke. She was an actress, known for Newhart (1982), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) and The Wild Wild West (1965). She was married to T.J. Escott. She died on September 23, 1998 in Beverly...

16. Pablo Neruda

Writer | What Spring Does with the Cherry Trees

Pablo Neruda was the pseudonym of Chilean poet Ricardo Neftali Reyes Basualto. He was born in Parral, a little town in central Chile, but his family moved to Temuco City when he was just a few months old. It was there he showed interest in poetry and made his early works, and where he picked "Pablo...

17. Robert A. Goldston

Producer | Runaway Train

Before becoming a producer, Bobby was involved in the film business in the fields of production financing and completion bond guarantees.

18. Robert Bloch

Writer | Psycho

Robert Bloch was born on April 5, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Robert Albert Bloch. He was a writer, known for Psycho (1960), Psycho (1998) and Star Trek (1966). He was married to Eleanor Zalisko Alexander and Marion Holcombe. He died on September 23, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. Shirley Clarke

Director | The Cool World

Shirley Clarke was born on October 2, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as Shirley Brimberg. She was a director and editor, known for The Cool World (1963), Skyscraper (1960) and The Connection (1961). She was married to Bert Clarke. She died on September 23, 1997.

20. Sigmund Freud

Writer | The Ego and the Id

Austrian neurologist and 'father of psychoanalysis'. Freud was born to Jacob Freud, a Jewish wool merchant, and Amalia (neé Nathansohn). The family settled in Vienna when Freud was young. In 1873 he started medicine at the University of Vienna, at which time he adopted the shortened form of his ...

21. Thelma del Río

Actress | Estrellas de Buenos Aires

Thelma del Río was an actress, known for Estrellas de Buenos Aires (1956), Claudia Morán (1986) and Las píldoras (1972). She died in September 1998 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

22. William Cort

Actor | Heathers

William Cort was born on July 8, 1936 in El Paso, Texas, USA as William Phelps Greer III. He was an actor, known for Heathers (1988), Ghost (1990) and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988). He died on September 23, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA.



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