Deaths: February 20

by bcampos862 | created - 20 Feb 2017 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. Gene Siskel

Writer | Sneak Previews

Gene Siskel was born on January 26, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Eugene Kal Siskel. He was married to Marlene Siskel. He died on February 20, 1999 in Evanston, Illinois.

2. Agnieszka Kotulanka

Actress | Teatr telewizji

Agnieszka Kotulanka was born on October 26, 1956 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Agniesza Kotula. She was an actress, known for Television Theater (1953), Wielki tydzien (1995) and Dom (1980). She was married to Jacek Sas-Uhrynowski. She died on February 20, 2018 in Warsaw.

3. Anthony Asquith

Director | The Browning Version

British film director Anthony Asquith was born on November 9, 1902, to H.H. Asquith, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his second wife. A former home secretary and the future leader of the Liberal Party, H.H. Asquith served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1908-1916 and was ...

4. Antonio Roma

Self | VIII FIFA World Cup 1966

Antonio Roma was born on July 13, 1932 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina. He died on February 20, 2013 in Buenos Aires.

5. Clarence Nash

Actor | The Three Caballeros

He began imitating birds and various barnyard animals as a child growing up in Watonga, Oklahoma. In his teens his family moved to Southern California where he got a promotional job with a dairy company and in between jobs performed animal imitations at various Los Angeles schools. In 1934 hearing ...

6. Curt Gowdy

Actor | Heaven Can Wait

Curt Gowdy was born on July 31, 1919 in Green River, Wyoming, USA as Curtis Edward Gowdy. He was a producer and actor, known for Heaven Can Wait (1978), The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) and BASEketball (1998). He was married to Geraldine Dawkins. He died on February 20, 2006 in...

7. Dick York

Actor | Inherit the Wind

The gangly York is best remembered as the first and most frustrated "Darrin Stephens" on the long-running TV series Bewitched (1964). He left the series in 1969 because of a chronic back ailment. He later founded Acting for Life, a private fund-raising effort for the homeless which he managed from ...

8. Enzo Ardigo

Writer | Esperanza

Enzo Ardigo was a writer, known for Esperanza (1949) and Ragged Football (1948). He died on February 20, 1977.

9. Hunter S. Thompson

Writer | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Hunter S. Thompson was born on July 18, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Hunter Stockton Thompson. He was married to Anita Thompson and Sondi Wright. He died on February 20, 2005 in Aspen, Colorado, USA.

10. John Raitt

Actor | The Pajama Game

One of the top Broadway baritones of the post WWII period, John Raitt maintained an incredibly resilient career that spanned over 60 years, showing remarkable power, range and stamina for a man who defied the odds by concertizing well into his 80s. He was born in Santa Ana, California in 1917, the ...

11. Jorge Polaco

Director | Viaje por el cuerpo

Jorge Polaco was born in 1945 in Argentina. He was a director and writer, known for Journey Through the Body (2001), Kindergarten (1989) and The Lady Is Back (1996). He died on February 20, 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

12. Lou Gish

Actress | Where the Heart Is

Lou Gish was a bright and sassy actor of natural poise and comic edge. The daughter of the actors Roland Curram and Sheila Gish, she demonstrated her range in her last two stage roles.

At the tiny Gate Theatre in Notting Hill, west London, in January last year, she played General Pinochet's Spanish ...

13. Lydia Lamaison

Actress | Como vos & yo

Lydia Lamaison was born on August 5, 1914 in Mendoza, Argentina as Lidia Guastavino Lamaison. She was an actress, known for Como vos & yo (1998), La caída (1959) and Nano (1994). She was married to Oscar Soldati. She died on February 20, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

14. Mariano Vidal Molina

Actor | L'île mystérieuse

Mariano Vidal Molina was born on October 23, 1925 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for L'île mystérieuse (1973), The Mysterious Island (1973) and Tunka el guerrero (1984). He died on February 20, 1996 in Madrid, Spain.

15. Maurice Dallimore

Actor | Shirley Temple's Storybook

Maurice Dallimore was born on June 23, 1912 in Essex, London, England. He was an actor, known for Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Me and My Girl (1939) and Johnny Got His Gun (1971). He died on February 20, 1973 in Hollywood, California, USA.

16. Max Schreck

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

Max Schreck was born in Berlin. He worked in an apprenticeship until his father's death before enrolling into a school for acting. He toured the country with his peers and was a member of several theaters until he became a part of Max Reinhardt's group of innovative German actors. He played mostly ...

17. Ray Vitte

Actor | Nine to Five

Ray Vitte was born on November 20, 1949 in New York City, New York, USA as Raymond Anthony Vitte. He was an actor, known for 9 to 5 (1980), Up in Smoke (1978) and Thank God It's Friday (1978). He was married to Ernesta F. Gomez. He died on February 20, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Robert Bolt

Writer | A Man for All Seasons

Son of a small shopkeeper, he attended Manchester Grammar School. He later said that he made poor uses of his opportunities there. He went to work in an insurance office, but later entered Manchester University, taking a degree in History. A post-graduate year at Exeter University led to a ...

19. Robert Quarry

Actor | Count Yorga, Vampire

Tall, handsome, and charismatic actor Robert Quarry was born on November 3, 1925 in Santa Rosa, California. His father was a doctor. Robert's grandmother first introduced him to the world of theater. Quarry finished school at age 14 and was on the swimming team in high school. In the early 1940s he...

20. Robert Strauss

Actor | Stalag 17

Burly American character actor with a deep gravelly voice who was equally adept at comedy and drama. The son of a theatrical costume designer, Strauss worked as a salesman and also as a singing waiter and busboy before finding success in the stage version of "Detective Story" on Broadway. He ...

21. Roger Hill

Actor | The Warriors

Roger Hill was born on July 31, 1948 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Warriors (1979), The Leatherstocking Tales (1984) and Once Upon a Classic (1976). He died on February 20, 2014 in Bronx, New York.

22. Rosanna Falasca

Actress | Arriba juventud

Rosanna Ines Falasca ("Chany") was a famous, beautiful and darling Tango singer of Argentina, who died at the age of 29 through cancer. She was born in Humboldt (Sante Fe, Argentina), and died in Don Torcuato, Tigre (Gran Buenos Aires, Argentina). She is loved and remembered for all Tango fans in ...

23. Rosemary DeCamp

Actress | The Bob Cummings Show

RoseMary De Camp was the quintessential small-town American mother, a calming and steadying presence in scores of films in the 1940s and 1950s. She came to Hollywood after a successful career on the stage and in radio, making her film debut in 1941. Though she worked for many studios, she was most ...

24. Sandra Dee

Actress | Gidget

Sandra Dee was born Alexandria Zuck on April 23, 1942 in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Mary (Cymboliak) and John Zuck. She was of Carpatho-Rusyn descent. Her mother envisioned a show business career for her daughter and would often lie about her age in order to get Sandy where she wanted to go. For ...

25. Sandy Kenyon

Actor | The Fugitive

He's known for his appearance as the navigator "Magellan" on The Twilight Zone season two episode "The Odyssey of Flight 33," which was the only story Rod Serling's brother, Robert J., worked on. He also appeared in several episodes of Knots Landing's 1984/85 season as the pastor/host of the ...

26. Sarah Jones

Camera_department | The Vampire Diaries

Sarah Elizabeth Jones was a child of Richard and Elizabeth Jones. She was the sister of Rebecca Jones and Eric Jones. Sarah began her film career while interning on the set of Army Wives (2007), a popular television show. Sarah continued to climb the ranks of the film industry, quickly finding a ...

27. Sullivan Walker

Actor | The Firm

Sullivan Walker was born on November 20, 1946 in Success Village, Laventille, Trinidad and Tobago. He was an actor, known for The Firm (1993), Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005). He was married to Carol Mark-Walker. He died on February 20, 2012 in California, USA.

28. Thomas Phipps

Writer | Lights Out

Thomas Phipps was born on November 20, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA as Thomas Wilton Phipps. He was a writer, known for Lights Out (1946), Suspense (1949) and The Clock (1949). He was married to Mary Chesebro, Donrue Leighton and Betty Brooks. He died on February 20, 2003 in Southampton, ...

29. Tina Wiseman

Actress | Hell Mountain

Tina Wiseman was born in Pearl Harbor Hospital in Hawaii. Her father was a sailor based in Hawaii (he was raised on a farm in Ohio). Her mother was born and raised in American Samoa. Tina moved to Hawaii to continue her education. She was a Samoan princess, being the granddaughter of the high chief...

30. Tota Kaneko

Self | Konohito konomachi

Tota Kaneko was born on September 23, 1919 in Chichibu, Japan. He was married to Kaneko Kanako. He died on February 20, 2018 in Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan.

31. Walter Winchell

Writer | Broadway Thru a Keyhole

Walter Winchell was born on April 7, 1897 in New York City, New York, USA as Walter Winchel. He was an actor and writer, known for Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933), College Confidential (1960) and Telephone Time (1956). He was married to Rita Greene. He died on February 20, 1972 in Los Angeles, ...



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