Deaths: July 4

by bcampos862 | created - 04 Jul 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Barry White

Soundtrack | Baby Driver

Barry White first made his mark in the music business in the 1960s as a session musician, even serving for a spell as an A&R man for a small, independent Los Angeles record label. He first hit it big in 1973 with a series of albums and singles emphasizing lush orchestrations and elaborate ...

2. Abbas Kiarostami

Director | Copie conforme

Abbas Kiarostami was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1940. He graduated from university with a degree in fine arts before starting work as a graphic designer. He then joined the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where he started a film section, and this started his career ...

3. Anne Shirley

Actress | Murder, My Sweet

They didn't come packaged any sweeter or lovelier than Anne Shirley, a gentle and gracious 1930s teen film actress who didn't quite reach the zenith of front-rank stardom and retired all too soon at age 26. On film as a toddler, she went through a small revolving door of marquee names before ...

4. Astor Piazzolla

Soundtrack | Twelve Monkeys

Astor Piazzolla was born on March 11, 1921 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla. He is known for his work on Twelve Monkeys (1995), Raw Deal (1986) and Frantic (1988). He died on July 4, 1992 in Buenos Aires.

5. Bob Ross

Self | The Joy of Painting

Bob Ross was born on October 29, 1942 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA as Robert Norman Ross. He was married to Lynda Lucille Freeman, Jane Ross and Vivian "Vicky" Patricia (Hill) Ridge. He died on July 4, 1995 in Orlando, Florida.

6. Brenda Joyce

Actress | The Rains Came

Best remembered as the second talking-era "Jane" (following Maureen O'Sullivan) of the durable Tarzan jungle film series and the only one in the sound era to play the role opposite two different Tarzan's (Johnny Weissmuller and Lex Barker, lovely Brenda was born Betty Leabo in Missouri, raised in ...

7. Carmen Campagne

Writer | Carmen Campagne: Un bon chocolat chaud

Carmen Campagne was born on September 8, 1959 in Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was a writer and composer, known for Carmen Campagne: Un bon chocolat chaud (1995), Carmen Campagne: La soupe à mon ami (1997) and Chanter la vie (2001). She was married to Jean Fortier. She died on July...

8. Carol Lee Scott

Actress | Grotbags

Carol Lee Scott was born on December 20, 1942 in Bridgwater, Somerset, England as Carol Waterman. She was an actress, known for Grotbags (1991), Emu's World (1982) and E.M.U. TV (1989). She was married to Bill Ling. She died on July 4, 2017 in England.

9. Daniel Quinn

Actor | Dead Bang

Daniel Quinn is from Milwaukee, where his father Roger worked for Pabst Brewing Company as a sales manager and his mother Rosemary owned and operated an employment agency. He was raised in Wisconsin with his two older sisters, Kathleen and Colleen. He began performing at the age of eight, appearing...

10. David Lewis Yewdall

Sound_department | Escape from New York

David Lewis Yewdall was born on October 30, 1950 in Springfield, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Escape from New York (1981), Starship Troopers (1997) and The Fifth Element (1997). He was married to Lisa and Lisa Howes Yewdall. He died on July 4, 2017 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, ...

11. Eric Sykes

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

'Eric Sykes' started as a radio scriptwriter but he soon found he could perform as well as write. The slight handicap of being very hard of hearing doesn't interfere with his wonderful comic timing. The spectacles he wears have no lenses but contain a bone conducting hearing aid.

12. Eva Gabor

Actress | The Rescuers

Eva Gabor was born on February 11, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary, to Jolie Gabor (née Janka Tilleman) and Vilmos Gabor (born Farkas Miklós Grün), a soldier. Her older siblings were Magda Gabor, an actress, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, an actress and socialite. Her parents were both from Jewish families. She went...

13. Evelyn Keyes

Actress | The Seven Year Itch

No shrinking violet this one, but despite her talent, vivacity and sheer drive, lovely and alluring blonde Evelyn Keyes would remain for the most part typed as a "B" girl on the silver screen. In spite of her ripe contributions to such superior pictures as Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), The Jolson ...

14. Franklyn Farnum

Actor | Sunset Blvd.

Boston-born Franklyn Farnum was on the vaudeville stage at the age of 12 and was featured in a number of theatre and musical productions by the time he entered silent films near the age of 40. He appeared to be at his most comfortable in the saddle, his career dominated mostly by westerns. Some of ...

15. Grant Richards

Actor | Night of Mystery

Grant Richards was born on December 21, 1911 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Night of Mystery (1937), My Old Kentucky Home (1938) and The Untouchables (1959). He was married to Jean Stevens. He died on July 4, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

16. Jack Haig

Actor | 'Allo 'Allo!

Jack Haig was born on January 5, 1913 in Streatham, Lambeth, London, England as John Cecil Coppin. He was an actor, known for 'Allo 'Allo (1982), Hugh and I (1962) and The Gnomes of Dulwich (1969). He was married to Sybil E Dunn. He died on July 4, 1989 in Hampstead, Camden, London.

17. Jack Watson

Actor | The Wild Geese

Tall, rugged, red-haired character actor whose heavily lined face suggested a hard life. Started in show biz with his father, Nosmo King (real name Vernon Watson), as half of a music hall double act. Later worked as a monologuist and impersonator in radio. During the Second World War, he served as ...

19. Ji-Tu Cumbuka

Actor | Mandingo

Ji-Tu Cumbuka is one of the many U.S. African actors who overcame walls of adversity in the 60s. Born in Montgomery County, Alabama on March fourth, 1940 in an era of oppression, Ji-Tu did not let social norms hold him back from what he loved. Opportunities were slim; a U.S. African actor of the ...

20. John Blackwell

Actor | Prince: Call My Name

John Blackwell was born on September 9, 1973 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA as John Blackwell Jr. He was an actor, known for Prince: Call My Name (2004) and Prince Live at the Aladdin Las Vegas (2003). He died on July 4, 2017 in the USA.

21. June Haver

Actress | Love Nest

June Haver was born on June 10, 1926, in Rock Island, Illinois, with the birth name of Beverly June Stovenour. Her parents divorced at an early age and she was adopted by Bert Haver, her stepfather. Her mother and new father moved to Cincinnati, where she appeared on the stage for the first time at...

22. Marga López

Actress | Salón México

Marga López was born on June 21, 1924 in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina as Catalina Margarita López Ramos. She was an actress, known for Salón México (1949), Even the Wind Is afraid (1968) and Soledad (1947). She was married to Arturo de Córdova and Carlos Amador. She died on July 4...

23. Maria Sklodowska-Curie

Maria Sklodowska-Curie was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire as Maria Salomea Sklodowska. She was married to Pierre Curie. She died on July 4, 1934 in Sancellemoz, Haute-Savoie, France.

24. Ray Mort

Actor | Pink Floyd: The Wall

Ray Mort was born on January 10, 1926 in Bury, Lancashire, England as Joseph Raymond Mort. He was an actor, known for Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982), The Good Companions (1980) and Doomwatch (1970). He died on July 4, 1994 in Bury.

25. Ronny Graham

Writer | Spaceballs

Composer, songwriter, actor, comedian, director and author. He was a night-club comic throughout the USA, and wrote songs for Broadway revues including "New Faces" (1952, 1956, and 1962) and also for Jules Monk's night-club revues (he appeared in "Take Five") and on television, and he had a part in...

26. Vic Perrin

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Vic Perrin was born on April 26, 1916 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for Watchmen (2009), Mission: Impossible (1966) and Gunsmoke (1955). He was married to Rita Perrin. He died on July 4, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Walter Long

Actor | Pardon Us

Early in his career Walter Long was married to Luray Huntley, an actress for D.W. Griffith's stock company. Huntley and Long performed together in several of Griffith's films, including Traffic in Souls (1913), Let Katie Do It (1916), and Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916). ...

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