Deaths: April 4

by bcampos862 | created - 06 Apr 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

1. Soon-Tek Oh

Actor | Mulan

Born in Mokpo, Korea (at the time under Imperial Japanese rule), actor Soon-Teck Oh (or Soon-Tek Oh or Soon-Taik Oh) came to the United States in 1959, studied at UCLA and trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Long associated with the versatile Los Angeles' East-West Players theatre company, Oh ...

2. Adalberto Martínez

Actor | Los albañiles

Adalberto Martínez was born on January 25, 1916 in Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Adalberto Martínez Chávez. He was an actor and writer, known for The Bricklayers (1976), El rey de México (1956) and La presidenta municipal (1975). He was married to Josefina Flores Santacruz and Gloria ...

3. Anthony Caruso

Actor | Star Trek

For more than three decades Hollywood defaulted to a small core group of actors when it came to casting convincing mobsters, gamblers and racketeers. These often typecast individuals included Joseph Ruskin, Bruce Gordon, Neville Brand, Robert Loggia and...Anthony Caruso. Square-jawed, ...

4. Blanchette Brunoy

Actress | La bête humaine

Blanchette Brunoy was born on October 5, 1915 in Paris, France as Blanche Bilhaud. She was an actress, known for La Bête Humaine (1938), Le mannequin assassiné (1948) and It Happened at the Inn (1943). She was married to Maurice Maillot and Robert Hommet. She died on April 4, 2005 in ...

5. Bob Clark

Director | A Christmas Story

Bob Clark was born on August 5, 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Benjamin Clark. He was a director and writer, known for A Christmas Story (1983), Porky's (1981) and Baby Geniuses (1999). He died on April 4, 2007 in Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

6. Bob Peck

Actor | Jurassic Park

British actor Bob Peck was born in Leeds in north England on August 23, 1945. He attended Leeds Modern School and then graduated from Leeds College of Art before starting professional stage acting. Peck acted for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. He also starred in more than ...

7. Burt Boyar

Self | Sammy and Company

Burt Boyar was born on November 30, 1927 in New York, New York, USA as Burton Anselm Boyar. He was married to Betty Bloomingdale and Jane Feinstein. He died on April 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8. Byron Foulger

Actor | The Man with Nine Lives

One of those wonderfully busy character actors whose face is familiar if not his name, mild-mannered actor Byron Foulger began performing with community theater, and stock and repertory companies after graduating from the University of Utah. He met his future wife, character actress Dorothy Adams, ...

9. Chus Lampreave

Actress | Volver

Chus Lampreave was born on December 11, 1930 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as María Jesús Lampreave. She was an actress and writer, known for Volver (2006), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and Broken Embraces (2009). She was married to Eusebio Moreno de los Ríos. She died on April 4, ...

10. Edgar Buchanan

Actor | Shane

At the age of seven, he and his family moved to Oregon. After studying at the University of Oregon, he followed in his father's footsteps and became a dentist, graduating from North Pacific Dental College. From 1929 to 1937, he practiced oral surgery in Eugene, Oregon. He then moved his practice to...

11. Faith Domergue

Actress | This Island Earth

Sultry, brunette Faith Domergue was born in New Orleans, part Creole, but primarily of Irish and English extraction. She was adopted when she was six weeks old. In 1927 her adoptive parents took her to live in California, where she was educated at Catholic schools in Santa Monica. She had her first...

12. Gary Gray

Actor | The Next Voice You Hear...

A child star in such classics as Randolph Scott's Return of the Bad Men (1948) and the Loretta Young / William Holden / Robert Mitchum film Rachel and the Stranger (1948), was born in Los Angeles California on December 18, 1936, to Jeanie Ellen Dickson and John William Gray, aka Bill Gray. Bill ...

13. Gertrude Jeannette

Actress | Shaft

Gertrude Jeannette was born on November 28, 1914 in Urbana, Arkansas, USA as Gertrude Hadley. She was an actress and producer, known for Shaft (1971), Nothing But a Man (1964) and Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970). She was married to Joe Jeanette. She died on April 4, 2018 in Harlem, Manhattan, New ...

14. Giovanni Sartori

Self | Nightmares and Dreams

Giovanni Sartori was born on May 13, 1924 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy. He was married to Isabella Gherardi and Giovanna di San Giuliano. He died on April 3, 2017 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

15. Gloria Swanson

Actress | Sunset Blvd.

Gloria Swanson went to public schools in Chicago; Key West, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her film debut was as an extra in The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket (1915). From the following year on, she had leading roles in pictures for Keystone, then a year with Triangle, and, in...

16. Jason Robards Sr.

Actor | Casey Jones

Famed American stage actor. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art. Appeared in many films, initially as a leading man, then in character roles and occasional bits. Consistently billed as Jason Robards, as his more famous son, Jason Robards, did not come into fame until the end of the ...

17. Jody McCrea

Actor | Beach Blanket Bingo

Just as strapping (6' 3") and amiably handsome as his actor/father, Joel McCrea, Jody was born Joel Dee McCrea on September 6, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, and bore a strong resemblance to his famous namesake. The oldest of three children, his mother was actress Frances Dee and his two younger ...

18. John Flynn

Director | Lock Up

John Flynn was a very fine, efficient and sadly underrated director who excelled at making mean'n'lean crime pictures. His movies are distinguished by tight plots, a hard, no-nonsense tone, and a taut, streamlined and fiercely economical directorial style. John was born on March 14, 1932 in Chicago...

19. Johnny Valiant

Actor | The Wrestler

Making his name in the tag team division, Johnny Valiant lived up to his family name along with his brothers, Jimmy and Jerry. After retiring from being an active wrestler, Johnny then became a manager by leading the team of Greg "The Hammer" Valentine (Greg Valentine) and Brutus Beefcake, known as...

20. Kenny Everett

Actor | Bloodbath at the House of Death

Kenny Everett was born on December 25, 1944 in Seaforth, Liverpool, England as Maurice James Christopher Cole. He was a writer and actor, known for Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984), Dateline Diamonds (1965) and The Tommy Cooper Hour (1973). He was married to Lee Middleton. He died on April 4,...

21. Lori Martin

Actress | Cape Fear

Lori Martin was born Dawn Catherine Menzer in Glendale, California. She was born at 10am, four minutes before her twin sister, Doree, arrived. Having an elder sister, Jean, and a younger brother, Stephen, she had plenty of company at an early age. At the age of six, her mother took her to an agent ...

22. Lucille Lortel

Actress | Sessue Hayakawa in 'The Man Who Laughed Last'

Lucille Lortel was born on December 16, 1900 in New York City, New York, USA as Lucille Wadler. She was an actress, known for Sessue Hayakawa in 'The Man Who Laughed Last' (1929), Everything Happens to Me (1930) and Grounds for Murder (1930). She died on April 4, 1999 in New York City.

23. Manolo Tena

Soundtrack | ¿Por qué lo llaman amor cuando quieren decir sexo?

Manolo Tena was born on December 21, 1951 in Benquerencia de la Serena, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain as José Manuel de Tena Caballero. He was married to Marlene Cuban and Ana. He died on April 4, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.

24. Martin Luther King

Soundtrack | Freedom Writers

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Alberta Christine (Williams), a schoolteacher, and Martin Luther King Sr., a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. For Martin the civil rights movement began one summer in 1935 when he was six ...

25. Maxine Cooper

Actress | Kiss Me Deadly

This svelte, sultry-eyed brunette made a mark in one significant (some consider "ultimate") film noir classic helmed by Robert Aldrich in the mid-1950s -- and then, within a short time, she vanished. Another in the long line of pretty and promising actresses who traded in their career for marriage ...

26. Priscilla Lane

Actress | Arsenic and Old Lace

Priscilla Lane attended the Eagin School of Dramatic Arts in New York before she began touring with her sisters in the Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians Dance Band. She was a popular singer with her sisters and, after 5 years, she was signed to a Hollywood contract with Warner Brothers in 1937. ...

27. Roger Ebert

Actor | Siskel & Ebert & the Movies

Roger Joseph Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and ...

28. Ron White

Actor | Unforgiven

Ron White was born in 1953 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada. He was an actor, known for Unforgiven (1992), Screamers (1995) and Defendor (2009). He was married to Lisa Robertson. He died on April 4, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

29. Shirley Patterson

Actress | Batman

Shirley Patterson was born on December 26, 1922 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She was an actress, known for Batman (1943), World Without End (1956) and The Land Unknown (1957). She was married to Alfred Smith, Jr. She died on April 4, 1995 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

30. Stephen Wootton

Actor | All Mine to Give

Stephen Wootton was born on July 8, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Stephen Arthur Wootton. He was an actor, known for All Mine to Give (1957), Climax! (1954) and Stranger at My Door (1956). He was married to Virginia Dickinson and Judith Gregori. He died on April 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, ...

31. Thomas J. Hageboeck

Actor | The Rock

Thomas J. Hageboeck was born on July 20, 1945. He is known for his work on The Rock (1996), Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). He died on April 4, 1996.

32. Wayne Robson

Actor | Cube

Wayne Robson was born on April 29, 1946 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was an actor, known for Cube (1997), Wrong Turn (2003) and The Red Green Show (1991). He was married to Lynn Woodman. He died on April 4, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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