Deaths: June 17

by bcampos862 | created - 17 Jun 2017 | updated - 2 days ago | Public

1. Ron Lester

Actor | Varsity Blues

Ron Lester gained celebrity status at an early stage in his career, but his draw in Hollywood seemed to be based on one physical characteristic: his weight. Obese since 5 years old, by the time he was 30 years old, Ron weighed 508 pounds. Hollywood hired him as the lovable fat kid but his health ...

2. Alejandro Doria

Director | Las manos

Alejandro Doria was born on November 1, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a director and writer, known for The Hands (2006), Becoming Aware (1984) and The Island (1979). He died on June 17, 2009 in Buenos Aires.

3. Arthur Franz

Actor | Monster on the Campus

Arthur Sofield Franz was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, to Dorothy and Gustave Franz, German immigrants. He was a reliable character actor in many '40s and '50s "B" pictures, often cast as a friendly small-town businessman or professional (as in The Doctor and the Girl (1949)) or the lead's sympathetic ...

4. Cyd Charisse

Actress | Silk Stockings

Cyd Charisse was born Tula Ellice Finklea on March 8, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas. Born to be a dancer, she spent her early childhood taking ballet lessons and joined the Ballet Russe at age 13. In 1939, she married Nico Charisse, her former dance teacher. In 1943, she appeared in her first film, ...

5. Daniel Riolobos

Actor | La razón de vivir

Daniel Riolobos was born on December 14, 1932 in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina as Pedro Nicasio Riolobos Vicario. He was an actor, known for La razón de vivir (1966), Los que nunca amaron (1967) and Bromas, S.A. (1967). He was married to Gloria Sobisch. He died on July 17, 1992 in Mexico ...

6. Diana Bellamy

Actress | Outbreak

Plump and personable character actress Diana Alice Bellamy was born on September 19, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. Bellamy graduated with a master's degree in Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University in 1970. She began her acting career in puppet theater in her native Los Angeles. Diana had ...

7. Elizabeth Brackett

Self | The Robert MacNeil Report

Elizabeth Brackett was born as Elizabeth E. Everett. She was married to Peter Martinez. She died on June 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

8. Fernando Peña

Actor | Petti en vivo

Fernando Peña was born on January 31, 1963 in Montevideo, Uruguay as Fernando Gabriel Peña Mendizábal. He is known for his work on Petti en vivo (2001), Isla flotante (2006) and Epitafios (2004). He died on June 17, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina.

9. Gianni Lunadei

Actor | Pinocho

Gianni Lunadei was born on May 1, 1938 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was an actor, known for Pinocho (1986), La clínica del Dr. Cureta (1987) and Plata dulce (1982). He was married to Perla Caron. He died on June 17, 1998 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

10. Henry B. Walthall

Actor | Chandu the Magician

Henry B. Walthall was a respected stage actor who became a favorite of pioneering film director D.W. Griffith. Born in 1878 in Alabama, Walthall embarked on a law career but quit law school in 1898 to enlist in the US Army in order to fight in the Spanish-American War. Returning from the war he ...

11. Jackie Paris

Self | 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris

Jackie Paris was born on September 20, 1924 in Nutley, New Jersey, USA. He was married to Anne Marie Moss. He died on June 17, 2004 in New York City, New York, USA.

12. Jeff Chandler

Actor | Broken Arrow

Jeff was born in Brooklyn and attended Erasmus High School. After high school, he took a drama course and worked in stock companies for two years. His next role would be that of an officer in World War II. After he was discharged from the service, he became busy acting in radio drama's and comedies...

13. John Matuszak

Actor | The Goonies

John Daniel Tooz Matuszak was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League and also an actor. Matuszak was born in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Tampa and played for their football team. Matuszak also played for various NFL teams--his longest stint of...

14. Jorge Nolasco

Actor | Padre Coraje

Jorge Nolasco was born on March 25, 1958 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Jorge Alejandro Nolasco. He was an actor, known for Brave Father John (2004), El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (1999) and Máximo in My Heart (2002). He died on June 17, 2017 in Buenos Aires.

15. Kate Smith

Soundtrack | The Good Girl

She was dubbed "The Songbird of the South" and would be forever etched in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans as a true American symbol of World War II, especially after giving voice to Irving Berlin's classic song "God Bless America." Her inspiring rendition went on to sell millions of ...

16. Larry Simms

Actor | It's a Wonderful Life

After Larry's first retirement, he worked at Arabian-American Oil Company refinery in Saudi Arabia for Fluor Daniel. Later, Larry was tasked to spearhead the implementation of the Telecommunications infrastructure for a Shell refinery in Rayong, Thailand, also at the employ of Fluor Daniel.

Then he ...

17. Lou Frizzell

Actor | The Front Page

Lou Frizzell was born on June 10, 1920 in Missouri, USA as Louis Francis Frizzell Jr. He was an actor, known for The Front Page (1974), The Other (1972) and Summer of '42 (1971). He died on June 17, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Mary Ann King

Actress | Young Birds Fly

Mary Ann King was born in 1934 in Oklahoma, USA. She was an actress, known for Young Birds Fly (2011), Romper Room and Friends (1953) and Marty's Corner (1993). She died on June 16, 2016 in Chino Hills, California, USA.

19. Óscar Ferreiro

Actor | Montecristo

Óscar Ferreiro was born on August 28, 1945. He was an actor, known for Montecristo (2006), On Probation (2005) and Operación masacre (1973). He died on June 17, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

21. Pamela Britton

Actress | D.O.A.

Pamela Britton was born Armilda Jane Owen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother was Ethel Owen, a prominent stage, radio and early television actress. Pam first used Gloria Jane Owen as her stage name, but not wanting to trade on her mother's reputation, chose Pamela from a British book, and then ...

22. Patsy Byrne

Actress | Les Misérables

Patsy Byrne was born on July 13, 1933 in Ashford, Kent, England as Patricia Byrne. She was an actress, known for Les Misérables (1998), Blackadder Back & Forth (1999) and Watching (1987). She was married to Patrick John Seccombe. She died on June 17, 2014 in Denville Hall, Northwood, ...

23. Prince Be

Soundtrack | The Tuxedo

Prince Be was born on May 15, 1970 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Attrell Cordes. He was married to Mary Sierra. He died on June 17, 2016 in New Jersey.

24. Robert B. Williams

Actor | The Killing

Robert B. Williams was born on September 23, 1904 in Glencoe, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for The Killing (1956), Black Arrow (1944) and The Bat (1959). He died on June 17, 1978 in Orange County, California, USA.

25. Rodney King

Self | Riots, Remembrance and Rodney King

Rodney King was born on April 2, 1965 in Sacramento, California, USA as Rodney Glen King. He was married to Crystal Lynnette Waters and Dennetta Lyles. He died on June 17, 2012 in Rialto, California.

26. Rubén Aguirre

Actor | Chespirito

Rubén Aguirre was a Mexican actor. He is best remembered for his characterization of Profesor Jirafales in the Televisa's television show El Chavo. Aguirre also participated in another well known television show of the era, El Chapulín Colorado, albeit less frequently.

Aguirre died on 17 June 2016, ...

27. Troy Hurtubise

Actor | Sin City Spectacular

Troy Hurtubise was born on November 23, 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada as Troy James Hurtubise. He was an actor, known for Sin City Spectacular (1998), Project Grizzly (1996) and Odd Job Jack (2003). He was married to Lori Hurtubise. He died on June 17, 2018.

28. Venus Ramey

Self | Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Venus Ramey was born on September 26, 1924 in Ashland, Kentucky, USA. She was married to Joseph H. Murphy. She died on June 17, 2017 in Eubank, Kentucky.

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