Deaths: December 19

by bcampos862 | created - 19 Dec 2016 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

1. Hiep Thi Le

Actress | Heaven & Earth

At the age of eight in 1979, the Vietnam-born actress and her seven year-old sister were separated from their parents and left their village in central Vietnam as boat people. Their father and older brother had made the trip the year before and their mother stayed behind with her other children. ...

2. Arkie Whiteley

Actress | Mad Max 2

Arkie Whiteley was born on November 6, 1964 in London, England as Arkje Deya Whiteley. She was an actress, known for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), The Killing of Angel Street (1981) and Tropical Heat (1991). She was married to Jim Elliott and Christopher Kuhn. She died on December 19, 2001 in...

3. Arthur Gardner

Producer | Safari 3000

Jules V. Levy, Arthur Gardner and Arnold Laven met in 1943 in the First Motion Picture Unit of the Army Air Force; they were stationed at the Hal Roach Studios in Culver City, CA (with other notables such as Capt. Ronald Reagan, Capt. Clark Gable and Lt. William Holden, etc.), making training films...

4. Audrey Christie

Actress | Splendor in the Grass

Audrey Christie was born on June 27, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for Splendor in the Grass (1961), Mame (1974) and Carousel (1956). She was married to Donald Briggs. She died on December 19, 1989 in West Hollywood, California, USA.

5. Barbara Lott

Actress | Unman, Wittering and Zigo

The daughter of William Lott, who managed Ealing Studios before the Second World War, Barbara Lott trained for acting at RADA. She made her stage debut in 1944 and her first television appearance in 1950. Barbara achieved fame late in life as Mrs Bennett in Rings on Their Fingers (1978) and as ...

6. Basil Henson

Actor | Our Mutual Friend

Basil Henson was a prominent stage actor in Britain for over 40 years. His love of theatre began at the age of 12 while playing "Portia" at St. Cuthbert's Prep School. After World War II broke out, he joined the Indian Army and was a Major with the Royal Gharwal Rifles. His professional stage debut...

7. Clifford Irving

Writer | Fake!

Clifford Irving was born on November 5, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Clifford Michael Irving. He was a writer, known for Fake!, The Hoax (2006) and Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963). He was married to Julie Anne Schall, Edith Sommer, Fay Brooke Ward, Claire Lydon, Nina Wilcox...

8. Desmond Llewelyn

Actor | GoldenEye

Desmond Llewelyn was born in South Wales in 1914, the son of a coal mining engineer. In high school, he worked as a stagehand in the school's productions and then picked up sporadic small parts. His family would not give up their effort to prevent him from a life on stage, so an uncle who was a ...

9. Dick Latessa

Actor | Alfie

Dick Latessa was born on September 15, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Richard Robert Latessa. He was an actor, known for Alfie (2004), The Black Donnellys (2007) and Stigmata (1999). He was married to Shirley Stollman. He died on December 19, 2016 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

10. Douglas Dick

Actor | Rope

Douglas Dick was born on November 20, 1920 in Charleston, West Virginia, USA as Douglas Harvey Dick. He was an actor and writer, known for Rope (1948), The Second Hundred Years (1967) and The Gambler from Natchez (1954). He was married to Peggy Chantler Dick and Rhoda (Ronnie) Marion Noyer. He died...

11. Duncan Lamont

Actor | Quatermass and the Pit

Duncan Lamont was born on June 17, 1918 in Lisbon, Portugal as Duncan William Ferguson Lamont. He was an actor, known for Quatermass and the Pit (1967), The Adventures of Quentin Durward (1955) and The Quatermass Experiment (1953). He was married to Patricia Driscoll. He died on December 19, 1978 ...

12. Hope Lange

Actress | Death Wish

One of the most natural beauties of the 1960s with a gentle voice and personality to match, blonde Hope Lange was born in Redding Ridge, Connecticut, and performed on stage from the age of nine. She studied both drama and dance under Martha Graham, did some modeling and then worked in stock ...

13. Jacques Tourneur

Director | Out of the Past

Born in Paris in 1904, Tourneur went to Hollywood with his father, director Maurice Tourneur around 1913. He started out as a script clerk and editor for his father, then graduated to such jobs as directing shorts (often with the pseudonym Jack Turner), both in France and America. He was hired to ...

15. Kimberly Ross

Actress | The Last Starfighter

Kimberly Ross was born on October 8, 1959 in Missouri, USA as Kimberly Ann Ross. She was an actress, known for The Last Starfighter (1984), Pumpkinhead (1988) and Nightmare at Noon (1988). She was married to Bobby Czyz. She died on December 19, 2006 in Raritan, New Jersey, USA.

16. Kurt Masur

Soundtrack | Wild at Heart

One of the most respected and admired artists of his generation, Kurt Masur is a regular guest conductor with the foremost orchestras of North America and Europe.

Born in Brieg (Silesia) in 1927, Kurt Masur studied piano, composition and conducting at the Leipzig Conservatory. In 1955, he had his ...

17. Les Tremayne

Actor | The War of the Worlds

Born in Balham, England, and best known for his voice work on radio, actor Les Tremayne moved to Chicago with his family at the age of 4 (his mother was actress Dolly Tremayne), disguising his British accent while growing up. He began his career with community theater, dancing in vaudeville shows ...

18. Lito Cruz

Actor | El elegido

Lito Cruz was born on May 14, 1941 in Berisso, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Oscar Alberto Cruz. He was an actor and director, known for The One (2011), Sotto Voce (1996) and India pravile (2003). He died on December 19, 2017 in Buenos Aires.

19. Manuel Moneo

Self | Flamenco: la tierra está viva

Manuel Moneo was born in 1949 in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucía, Spain as Manuel Moneo Lara. He was married to Dolores Suárez. He died on December 19, 2017 in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Andalucía.

20. Marcello Mastroianni

Actor |

Marcello Mastroianni was born in Fontana Liri, Italy in 1924, but soon his family moved to Turin and then Rome. During WW2 he was sent to a German prison camp, but he managed to escape and hide in Venice. He debuted in films as an extra in Marionette (1939), then started working for the Italian ...

21. Michael Alldredge

Actor | Scarface

Michael Alldredge was born on April 13, 1941 in Kern County, California, USA as Dennis Michael Alldredge. He was an actor, known for Scarface (1983), V (1983) and Robot Jox (1989). He died on December 19, 1997 in Los Angeles, California.

22. Paul Maxwell

Actor | Aliens

Paul Maxwell was born on November 12, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was an actor, known for Aliens (1986), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and A Bridge Too Far (1977). He was married to Mary Lindsay. He died on December 19, 1991 in London, England.

23. Prince Randian

Actor | Freaks

Prince Randian was born in the Demarara district, British Guyana in 1871, the child of British Indian slaves. Born with tetra-amelia syndrome (the lacking of all four limbs), little is known about his early life or how he was discovered, but it seems his incredible adaptability did not go unnoticed...

24. Renata Tebaldi

Soundtrack | Moonstruck

Renata Tebaldi was and is surely one of the best Spinto soprano voices that any century has ever heard. She made her operatic debut, through bombed streets in 1944 in Mefistofele, as Elena. Then was hand picked for the reopening of La Scala, 46 by Toscanini. It was there that the legendary "Voice ...

25. Richard Venture

Actor | Heartbreak Ridge

Richard Venture was born on November 12, 1923 in New Jersey, USA as Richard Charles Venturella. He was an actor, known for Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Missing (1982) and Scent of a Woman (1992). He was married to Katherine Catalano, Lorraine Venture, Olivia Cole and Grayce Grant. He died on December ...

26. Ronald Howard

Actor | Come September

The British actor Ronald Howard was born in Norwood, London, England, in 1918. He and his younger sister Leslie Ruth Howard were raised by their mother Ruth Evelyn Martin and their father, the renowned actor Leslie Howard. After college, Howard became a newspaper reporter for a while but decided to...

27. Sara Berner

Actress | Rear Window

This accomplished voice actress with an ear for accents, first made her mark on Jack Benny's radio program in the dual role of wisecracking, gum-chewing telephone operator Mabel Flapsaddle and Jack's plumber girlfriend Gladys. Brunette Sara Berner's real name was Lillian Herdan and she was born in ...

28. Thérèse DePrez

Production_designer | Black Swan

Production designer Therese DePrez, best known for her work on "Black Swan," "Stoker," and "High Fidelity," died past 19 Dec 2017 at her home in New York City. Deprez was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer the year before. DePrez received an Art Directors Guild excellence in production design ...



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