Deaths: October 23

by bcampos862 | created - 20 Oct 2017 | updated - 23 Oct 2018 | Public

1. Yokozuna

Actor | WWE Monday Night RAW

The man who would eventually become known as Yokozuna was born in San Francisco on October 22, 1966. He came from a wrestling family, as his uncles were Afa Anoai and Sika Anoai. He was trained by his uncles and Sam Fatu as a teenager and wrestled in Alabama and the USWA under the name Kokina Anoai...

2. Al Jolson

Actor | The Jazz Singer

Al Jolson was known in the industry as "The World's Greatest Entertainer," for well over 40 years. After his death his influence continued unabated with such performers as Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Jackie Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis all mentioning him as an ...

3. Armida

Actress | Border Romance

Tiny, emotive Latino beauty who was 'discovered' singing and dancing in an act with her two sisters at the Los Angeles Hidalgo theatre. Theatrical impresario and star maker Gus Edwards recognised her talent and took her under his wing. She soon made her entrance on the vaudeville circuit in novelty...

4. Christian Dior

Costume_department | Stazione Termini

Christian Dior was born on January 21, 1905 in Granville, Manche, France. He is known for his work on Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953), Man About Town (1947) and Sylvie et le fantôme (1946). He died on October 23, 1957 in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy.

5. Christopher Gable

Actor | The Boy Friend

Christopher Gable was born on March 13, 1940 in London, England as Christopher Michael Gable. He was an actor, known for The Boy Friend (1971), The Devil's Crown (1978) and Doctor Who (1963). He was married to Carole Needham. He died on October 23, 1998.

6. Daniel Tinayre

Director | La patota

Daniel Tinayre was born on September 14, 1910 in Vertheuil, France. He was a director and producer, known for La patota (1960), Dance of Fire (1949) and Dishonor (1952). He was married to Mirtha Legrand. He died on October 24, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

7. David Gorcey

Actor | Mr. Wise Guy

Leo Gorcey's younger brother, David Gorcey is not usually thought of as one of the "original" Dead End Kids, but he did have a small role in the 1935 Broadway production of Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End" - and he is the person responsible for getting his brother Leo a part in the play. Ultimately ...

8. Esteban Siller

Actor | Nosotras las mujeres

Esteban Siller was born on April 17, 1931 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. He was an actor, known for Nosotras las mujeres (1981), The New Adventures of Oliver (1999) and El príncipe del país de las nieves (1991). He died on October 23, 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico.

9. Helen Gilbert

Actress | The Falcon Takes Over

Helen Amelia Gilbert was one of those finds for whom everyone had high hopes, and who quickly made a splash in Hollywood, though not due to her acting, which was average at best. She appeared more in gossip columns than on the silver screen, and as her acting career waned, her notoriety grew ...

10. Lou Jacobi

Actor | Irma la Douce

Lou Jacobi was born on December 28, 1913 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Louis Harold Jacobovitch. He was an actor, known for Irma la Douce (1963), Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) and I.Q. (1994). He was married to Ruth Ludwin. He died on October 23, ...

11. Luis del Llano Palmer

Luis del Llano Palmer was born on October 14, 1918 in Castellón de la Plana, Castellón, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain. He died on October 23, 2012 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

12. Marco Simoncelli

Self | Buona la prima!

Marco Simoncelli was born on January 20, 1987 in Cattolica, Sicily, Italy. He died on October 23, 2011 in Sepang, Malaysia.

13. Oskar Werner

Actor | Fahrenheit 451

Remote, somewhat morose and, as a result, intriguing, Viennese talent Oskar Werner was born in 1922, not far from the birthplace of "Waltz King" Johann Strauss, and christened Oskar Josef Bschließmayer. His parents divorced when he was fairly young.

While growing up, Oskar found performing in school...

14. Pete Burns

Soundtrack | The A-Team

Pete Burns was born on August 5, 1959 in Port Sunlight, near Liverpool, to Francis and Eva Burns. His father is British and his mother was a refugee from Germany. According to Pete, he felt a need to be different and began experimenting with his hair and looks at age 12. However, he looked so "...

16. Robert Lansing

Actor | 4D Man

Robert Lansing was an actor whose tall stature, tough looks and commanding manner belied an often thoughtful and introspective screen personality. Not that acting had necessarily been his only choice - there was jazz. As a youngster, he played drums with various dance bands and was bitten by the ...

17. Robert Merrill

Soundtrack | The Immigrant

One of the Metropolitan Opera's most enduring and acclaimed baritones, Brooklyn-born Robert Merrill was born Moishe Miller on June 4, 1919 (some sources list 1917), the son of Polish émigrés. His father, Abraham, was a shoe salesman and mother Lillian was an operatic soprano who performed in ...

18. Ronald Long

Actor | The Time Tunnel

Ronald Long was born on January 30, 1911 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Time Tunnel (1966), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) and The DuPont Show of the Month (1957). He died on October 23, 1986 in Burbank, California, USA.

19. Susan Peters

Actress | Random Harvest

War-era MGM had a lovely, luminous star in the making with Susan Peters. She possessed a creative talent and innate sensitivity that would surely have reigned as a leading Hollywood player for years to come had not a tragic and cruel twist of fate taken everything away from her.

She was born Suzanne...

20. Tom Hayden

Actor | The Six Million Dollar Man

Tom Hayden was one of the most important radicals of the 1960s, who as a college student at the University of Michigan helped found Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), the seminal leftist student activist group. The SDS was the vanguard of the student unrest that characterized the decade of ...

21. Walter Lassally

Cinematographer | Alexis Zorbas

Walter Lassally was born on December 18, 1926 in Berlin, Germany as Walter Israel Lassally. He is known for his work on Zorba the Greek (1964), Heat and Dust (1983) and Before Midnight (2013). He was married to Nadia Lassali. He died on October 23, 2017 in Crete, Greece.

22. Whip Wilson

Actor | Cherokee Uprising

He was obviously handed one of those unique stage names, like Lash La Rue, in order for audiences (especially the kiddies) to immediately associate him with western heroics and the trademark he would be remembered for in films. Not one of the better remembered sagebrush heroes in today's world, ...

23. William Hootkins

Actor | Star Wars

William Michael Hootkins was born on July 5, 1948, in Dallas, Texas. He moved to London, England in the early '70s and lived there up until 2002. Hootkins was an actor at Theatre Intime while attending Princeton University where he learned how to speak fluent Mandarin Chinese. He also trained as an...



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