Deaths: March 27

by bcampos862 | created - 27 Mar 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Stéphane Audran

Actress | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

Stéphane Audran was born on November 8, 1932 in Versailles, Seine-et-Oise [now Yvelines], France as Colette Suzanne Dacheville. She was an actress, known for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Babette's Feast (1987) and Le Boucher (1970). She was married to Claude Chabrol and Jean-Louis ...

2. Aimee Iacobescu

Actress | Cu mâinile curate

Aimée Iacobescu, born together with her sibling brother Dorel, on 23rd of June, but registered on 1st July, 1946, in the village of Unguriu, Buzau county, studied Acting at the Theatre and Cinema Institute "Ion Luca Caragiale" (IATC) in Bucharest, with professor Beate Fredanov, assisted by Octavian...

3. Aldo Ray

Actor | The Secret of NIMH

Aldo DaRe was born in the borough of Pen Argyl, in Northampton County, Pennsylvania on 25 September 1926. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, served as a US Navy frogman during WWII and saw action on Iwo Jima.

While constable of Crockett, California, he drove his brother Guido to ...

4. Anita Colby

Actress | Mary of Scotland

Anita Colby was born on August 5, 1914 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Anita Counihan. She is known for her work on Mary of Scotland (1936), Cover Girl (1944) and Brute Force (1947). She was married to Palen Flagler. She died on March 27, 1992 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, USA.

5. Anthony Dexter

Actor | The Phantom Planet

Sporting the name Walter Craig when out of the limelight and the stage name Anthony Dexter when in it, he rounded out his years teaching high school English, Speech, and Drama classes at Eagle Rock High School (circa 1968-78) in the Los Angeles area. His best-known role as an actor, however, ...

6. Arthur Blythe

Self | Brewhouse Jazz

Arthur Blythe was born on July 5, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Arthur Murray Blythe. He was married to Queen Bey Blythe. He died on March 27, 2017 in Lancaster, California.

7. Billy Wilder

Writer | The Apartment

Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many ...

8. Chelsea Brown

Actress | The Thing with Two Heads

Chelsea Brown was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Lois Brown. She passed away from pneumonia March 28, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

She was an actress, comedienne, singer and dancer perhaps best known for being the first African-American series regular in the iconic, ground-breaking American TV ...

9. Clem Curtis

Self | Flashback: The History of UK Black Music

Clem Curtis was born on November 28, 1940 in Trinidad, British West Indies as Curtis Clements. He was married to Safonova, Edena. He died on March 27, 2017 in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England.

10. Dan Curtis

Producer | Burnt Offerings

Dan Curtis was born on August 12, 1927 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA as Daniel Mayer Cherkoss. He was a producer and writer, known for Burnt Offerings (1976), Dark Shadows (1966) and War and Remembrance (1988). He was married to Norma Mae Klein. He died on March 27, 2006 in Brentwood, California,...

11. David Storey

Writer | This Sporting Life

David Storey was born on July 13, 1933 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England as David Malcolm Storey. He was a writer and actor, known for This Sporting Life (1963), In Celebration (1975) and Theatre Night (1985). He was married to Barbara Hamilton. He died on March 27, 2017 in London, England.

12. Diana Hyland

Actress | The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

Diana Hyland, a striking, knowing beauty with a confident air about her, was born Diane Gentner on January 25, 1936, in Ohio and appeared on stage in summer stock, as a teen, before graduating from Cleveland Heights High School.

Moving to New York in 1955 to test her acting mettle, the slim-faced, ...

13. Dudley Moore

Actor | Arthur

Dudley Moore, the gifted comedian who had at least three distinct career phases that brought him great acclaim and success, actually started out as a musical prodigy as a child. He was born in Dagenham, Essex, England, in 1935, to working class parents, Ada Francis (Hughes), an English secretary, ...

14. Eve Meyer

Actress | Eve and the Handyman

Sultry, buxom and shapely blonde looker Eve Meyer was born Evelyn Eugene Turner on December 13, 1928 in Griffin, Georgia. Eve was a popular high profile pin-up model throughout the 50s who was the Playmate of the Month in the June, 1955 issue of "Playboy." Other men's magazines Meyer did pictorials...

15. Farley Granger

Actor | Strangers on a Train

Farley Earle Granger was born in 1925 in San Jose, California, to Eva (Hopkins) and Farley Earle Granger, who owned an automobile dealership. Right out of high school, he was brought to the attention of movie producer Samuel Goldwyn, who cast him in a small role in The North Star (1943). He followed...

16. Fay Kanin

Writer | Teacher's Pet

This screenwriter and playwright began working in Hollywood in the early 1940s, usually in collaboration with her husband, Michael Kanin, and blossomed after his retirement as a writer and producer of some of the small screen's most distinguished TV-movies. Statuesque, articulate, with the air of a ...

17. Garry Walberg

Actor | Quincy M.E.

Garry Walberg was born on June 10, 1921 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Gerrit Christian Walberg Jr. He was an actor, known for Quincy M.E. (1976), King Kong (1976) and Johnny Staccato (1959). He was married to Florence M Apostol, Patsy Collett and Betty. He died on March 27, 2012 in Northridge, ...

18. Gian Franco Pagliaro

Actor | Soñar, soñar

Gian Franco Pagliaro was born on July 26, 1941 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He was an actor, known for Soñar, soñar (1976). He died on March 28, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

19. Grant Withers

Actor | Fort Apache

Appeared in over 200 films. He had worked as a salesman and newspaper reporter before breaking into movies near the end of the silent era. Tall and tough, his starring roles in major pictures soon gave way to supporting parts, mainly as a villain, in B movies and serials. His elopement to Yuma, ...

20. Helen Menken

Actress | Stage Door Canteen

Helen Menken was born in New York to deaf parents. Her original name was Meinken, her New York-born father Frederick being of French/German extraction. Her mother, Mary Madden, was Irish-born.

She married Humphrey Bogart at the Gramercy Park Hotel on May 20, 1926, four years after taking out a ...

21. Irving R. Levine

Self | Outlook

Irving R. Levine was born on August 26, 1922 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA as Irving Raskin Levine. He was married to Nancy Cartmell Jones. He died on March 27, 2009 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

22. Jack Starrett

Actor | First Blood

Jack Starrett was a superbly talented and versatile actor and director who specialized in making hugely enjoyable down-'n'-dirty low-budget drive-in exploitation pictures. Starrett was born on November 2, 1936, in Refugio, TX. He attended San Marcos Academy in the 1940s and the 1950s. He made his ...

23. James Hayter

Actor | Oliver!

The son of a police superintendent in India, the character actor James Hayter was educated in Scotland, where he was urged into acting by his headmaster. After one year (1924-5) at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts in London, he performed in repertory theater, eventually appearing in The West ...

24. Kate Reid

Actress | The Andromeda Strain

Esteemed London-born stage, radio and TV actress Kate Reid was actually born Daphne Katherine Reid in 1930 of Canadian parents. The family moved back to Ontario before she was a year old. An introverted child of delicate health, Kate sought refuge in books and role-playing and began studying drama ...

25. Kenny O'Dell

Soundtrack | American Made

Kenny O'Dell was born on June 21, 1944 in Antlers, Oklahoma, USA as Jr. Kenneth Guy Gist. He died on March 29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

26. May Allison

Actress | Fair and Warmer

Born in Rising Fawn, GA (youngest of 5 children) Parents: Dr. John S. Allison and Nannie Virginia Wise Sisters: Maude, Verda, Zetta Brother: Herschel Mother Lived with her in California until her death. After Quirk's death, she met C. N. Osborne in NYC, they were married for over 40 years until his...

27. Mikhail Kalatozov

Director | Letyat zhuravli

Mikhail Kalatozov was born on December 28, 1903 in Tiflis, Russian Empire as Mikhail Kalatozishvili. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The Cranes Are Flying (1957), True Friends (1954) and Zagovor obrechyonnykh (1950). He died on March 27, 1973 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.

28. Milton Berle

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Milton Berle was born Milton Berlinger on July 12, 1908, in New York City, to Sarah (Glantz) and Moses Berlinger, a paint and varnish salesman. He was educated at New York Professional Children's School and began performing at age 5. His first stage appearance was in "Florodora" in Atlantic City, ...

29. Mother Angelica

Producer | Mother Angelica Live

Mother Angelica was born Rita Antionette Rizzo in Canton, Ohio, in 1923 as the only child of John and Mae Rizzo. Her childhood was marred by poverty and unhappiness. Her father abondoned the family when she was very young, and her mother struggled with chronic depression and poverty. They struggled...

30. Noreen Fraser

Self | The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Noreen Fraser was born on December 6, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Noreen Friend. She was an executive. She was married to Woody Fraser. She died on March 27, 2017 in Brentwood, California, USA.

32. Paul Brinegar

Actor | Rawhide

Paul Brinegar was born on December 19, 1917 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, USA as Paul Alden Brinegar. He was an actor, known for Rawhide (1959), High Plains Drifter (1973) and Maverick (1994). He was married to Shirley Talbott. He died on March 27, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. Peter Diamond

Stunts | Star Wars

Peter Diamond was one of the finest British stuntmen, with a career spanning over fifty years worth of television and film work. He originally trained as an actor at RADA and went on to become a stuntman, fight arranger and director. He is best known internationally for his work on the Star Wars ...

34. Ralph Bates

Actor | Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde

The great, great nephew of the renowned French scientist Louis Pasteur developed into a strangely handsome dark haired, pale complexioned English actor. Ralph Bates was born in 1940 in Bristol, England and attended the University of Dublin and studied at the Yale Drama School. His dramatic talents ...

35. Renato Salvatori

Actor | Rocco e i suoi fratelli

Renato Salvatori was born on March 20, 1933 in Seravezza, Tuscany, Italy as Giuseppe Salvatori. He was an actor, known for Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Z (1969) and The Organizer (1963). He was married to Annie Girardot. He died on March 27, 1988 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

36. Rigo Tovar

Soundtrack | Rigo es amor

Rigo Tovar was born on March 29, 1946 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico as Rigoberto Tovar García. He died on March 28, 2005 in Mexico City, Mexico.

37. Vicente Rubino

Actor | Novia para dos

Vicente Rubino was born in 1914 in Argentina. He was an actor, known for Novia para dos (1956), Mujeres que bailan (1949) and Buenos Aires a la vista (1950). He died on March 27, 1990 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

38. Warren Stevens

Actor | Forbidden Planet

Warren Stevens was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Navy at age 17. His interest in acting was piqued while he was attending Annapolis, and this resulted in 12 weeks of summer stock in Virginia. His friends, Gregory Peck and Kenneth Tobey, later arranged interviews for Stevens at the renowned ...

39. William Bowers

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

William Bowers was born on January 17, 1916 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. He was a writer and actor, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) and The Gunfighter (1950). He was married to Marjorie Bowers. He died on March 27, 1987 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

40. Yuri Gagarin

Self | Was sieht man Neues?

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first man to enter deep space on April 12, 1961, when the Soviet cosmonaut made a flight that orbited Earth lasting one hour and 48 minutes in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. This accomplishment made the smiling Soviet pilot internationally famous as the first man to ...



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