Deaths: January 28

by bcampos862 | created - 28 Jan 2017 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. Paul Kantner

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

Paul Kantner was born on March 17, 1941 in San Francisco, California, USA as Paul Lorin Kantner. He died on January 28, 2016 in San Francisco.

2. 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 ...

3. Astrid Lindgren

Writer | The Brothers Lionheart

Grew up in Småland outside Vimmerby in the south of Sweden. Her first book came out in 1944, and she made a breakthrough the following year with the stories about Pippi Longstocking. Countless stories about Pippi and other characters of Astrid's imagination and excellent story telling ability were ...

4. Benito Quinquela Martín

Actor | He nacido en la ribera

Benito Quinquela Martín was born on March 1, 1890 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Benito Juan Martín. He was an actor, known for He nacido en la ribera (1972) and Buenos Aires en relieve (1954). He died on January 28, 1977 in Buenos Aires.

5. Bernard Horsfall

Actor | Braveheart

He was educated at Rugby where he became interested in acting. He spent a year in Canada studying agriculture then returned to England and taught at a prep school in Surrey. In 1950 he joined the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and on completing the course joined and toured with Dundee ...

6. Burt Mustin

Actor | The Lusty Men

Burt Mustin was a salesman most of his life, but got his first taste of show business as the host of a weekly radio variety show on KDKA Pittsburgh in 1921. He appeared onstage in "Detective Story" at Sombrero Playhouse in Phoenix Arizona, and played the janitor in the movie version, (Detective ...

7. Charlita

Actress | Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla

Charlita was born on July 5, 1921 in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA as Clara Isabella DeFreitas. She was an actress, known for Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952), The Naked Dawn (1955) and Mission: Impossible (1966). She died on January 28, 1997 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

8. Coco Schumann

Self | Kurt Gerrons Karussell

Coco Schumann was born on May 14, 1924 in Berlin, Germany as Heinz Jakob Schumann. He was married to Gertraud Goldschmidt. He died on January 28, 2018 in Berlin.

9. Gene Sharp

Self | People Power

Gene Sharp was born on January 21, 1928 in North Baltimore, Ohio, USA as Gene Elmer Sharp. He died on January 28, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

10. 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...

11. Guitar Gabriel

Self | Toot Blues

Guitar Gabriel was born on August 17, 1937 in Bellvue, Louisiana, USA as Gabriel Perrodin. He was married to Gloria Ann Dargin. He died on January 28, 2017 in Opelousas, Louisiana.

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12. Hal Smith

Actor | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Hal Smith was born on August 24, 1916 in Petoskey, Michigan, USA as Harold John Smith. He was an actor, known for The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), The Great Race (1965) and The Andy Griffith Show (1960). He was married to Vivian M. Angstadt. He died on January 28, 1994 in Woodland ...

13. Henry McGee

Actor | No, That's Me Over Here!

Henry McGee specialized in comedy and was best known for his 20 year-long association with Benny Hill, on whose show he appeared as announcer and straight man. The son of a Rolls-Royce engineer, McGee was educated at Stonyhurst. After National Service in the Royal Navy, he joined the Italia Conti ...

14. Jacques Villeret

Actor | Le dîner de cons

Jacques Villeret was born on February 6, 1951 in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France as Jacky Boufroura. He was an actor, known for Le Dîner de Cons (1998), Robert et Robert (1978) and The Crazy Years of the Twist (1985). He was married to Irina Tarassov. He died on January 28, 2005 in Evreux, Eure...

15. Jacquie Jones

Producer | 180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School

Producer, writer and director Jacquie Jones was born on April 28, 1965 in Washington, D.C. to Humphrey and Claire Antoine Jones. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1987, Jones graduated with her B.A. degree in English, with a minor in African American Studies, from Howard University. She went on...

16. Jerry Siegel

Writer | Superman

Jerry Siegel was born in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1931, he met and befriended his future partner, Joe Shuster, when the latter moved from his birthplace in Canada. Siegel and Shuster were both avid science fiction fans, publishing a fanzine in the mid-1920s. It was during this period that they read ...

17. Jim Capaldi

Soundtrack | Masters of the Universe

Jim Capaldi was born on August 2, 1944 in Evesham, Worcestershire, England as James Capaldi. He was married to Aninha. He died on January 28, 2005 in London, England.

18. Joe Viterelli

Actor | Bullets Over Broadway

Joe Viterelli was born on March 10, 1937 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Eraser (1996) and Analyze This (1999). He was married to Catherine Brennan. He died on January 28, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

19. John Banner

Actor | Hogan's Heroes

John Banner, who achieved television immortality for his portrayal of the Luftwaffe POW camp guard Sergeant Schultz in the TV series Hogan's Heroes (1965). He was born on Tuesday, January 28th, 1910 in Vienna. Vienna was the capital of what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The 28-year-old ...

20. John Steadman

Actor | The Hills Have Eyes

John Steadman was born James Lanford Steadman on July 20, 1909 in Lexington, South Carolina. Steadman worked in radio for three decades as a writer, producer, and announcer prior to embarking on an acting career in the early 1970's. An extremely colorful and distinctive character actor, John was ...

21. Mickey Manners

Actor | Get Smart

Born in New York as Solomon Shapiro. Later relocated to Miami Beach, Florida and changed his name to Mickey Manners. Married and had two sons. During the early 1960s appeared in numerous TV shows such as Get Smart with Don Adams. Had small parts in a number of Jerry Lewis films. Born around 1925.

22. Oskar Homolka

Actor | The Seven Year Itch

Because of his heavy generically "European" accent and Slavic-sounding surname (not an uncommon one among Czechs or Slovaks), many people assumed Oscar Homolka was Eastern European or Russian. In fact, he was born in Vienna (then Austria-Hungary), the multicultural capital of a large multi-ethnic ...

23. Paul A. Partain

Actor | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Paul Alan Partain was born on November 22, 1946 in Austin, Texas. Paul first started acting in his junior high school days; he was a member of the drama club and acted on a regular basis in school plays. Partain served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam war. After finishing his tour of ...

24. Philip Tonge

Actor | Witness for the Prosecution

Philip Tonge was born on April 26, 1897 in England as Philip Asheton Tonge. He was an actor, known for Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Miracle on 34th Street (1947) and Invisible Invaders (1959). He died on January 28, 1959 in Hollywood, California, USA.

25. 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 ...

26. Teala Loring

Actress | Hard Boiled Mahoney

A talented and personable B-movie actress, Teala Loring was born in Denver, Colorado, as Marcia Eloise Griffin, one of five siblings. Two of her sisters were actresses Debra Paget and Lisa Gaye. Her mother was a vaudeville dancer, comedienne and nightclub singer who billed herself as Marguerite "...

27. Tony Doyle

Actor | Ballykissangel

Tony Doyle (16 January 1942 - 28 January 2000) was an Irish television and film actor. He attended Belcamp College, Dublin as a boarder before going onto University College Dublin (which he did not finish). He got his first big break playing Father Sheehy in the RTE weekly soap The Riordans (1965) ...

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