Deaths: July 1

by bcampos862 | created - 01 Jul 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. Luther Vandross

Soundtrack | The Goonies

He was the heartbeat of R&B during the 1980s and 1990s, yet led a productive singing and songwriting life prior to this preeminence. The soul balladeer's strong commitment to the art of music continued on its Grammy-winning course, even after an acute stroke in 2003 left him severely incapacitated ...

2. Alexis Arguello

Actor | Miami Vice

Alexis Arguello was born on April 19, 1952 in Managua, Nicaragua. He was an actor, known for Miami Vice (1984), Cat Chaser (1989) and Fists of Steel (1989). He was married to Loretta Martinez, Patricia Barreto and Sulvia Urbina. He died on July 1, 2009 in Managua.

3. Alfred Marks

Actor | Scream and Scream Again

Alfred Marks was born on January 28, 1921 in Holborn, London, England as Ruchel Kutchinsky. He was an actor, known for Scream and Scream Again (1970), Gaslight Theatre (1965) and Funny Man (1980). He was married to Paddie O'Neil. He died on July 1, 1996 in London.

4. Alice Nunn

Actress | Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Very little is known about Alice Elizabeth Nunn with the exception that she appeared in one of the 1980s most famous films, Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), as the infamous truck driver, 'Large Marge'.

She was born on October 10, 1927 in Jacksonville, Florida to parents N.G. Nunn and Alice Bush. ...

5. Anna Palk

Actress | The Earth Dies Screaming

Anna was educated at Rise Hall Convent in Yorkshire and trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. She followed this with rep at Bristol, Leatherhead and Leeds before embarking on a successful film and television career. Her stage appearances included productions of '...

6. Ben Turpin

Actor | Yankee Doodle in Berlin

First of all, the cross-eyed comedian of silent days was not born that way. Supposedly his right eye slipped out of alignment while playing the role of the similarly afflicted Happy Hooligan in vaudeville and it never adjusted. Ironically, it was this disability that would enhance his comic value ...

7. Claire Kelly

Actress | Party Girl

Claire Kelly was born on March 15, 1934 in San Francisco, California, USA as Claire Ann Green. She was an actress, known for Party Girl (1958), The Badlanders (1958) and The Loved One (1965). She was married to Robert Murphy, Robert Kenaston, Perry Lopez and George DeWitt. She died on July 1, 1998 ...

8. Dick Feagler

Actor | Citizen Cohn

Dick Feagler was born on July 29, 1938 as Richard Feagler. He was an actor, known for Citizen Cohn (1992). He was married to Grace. He died on July 1, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

9. Edward Dmytryk

Director | Crossfire

Edward Dmytryk grew up in San Francisco, the son of Ukrainian immigrants. After his mother died when he was 6, his strict disciplinarian father beat the boy frequently, and the child began running away while in his early teens. Eventually, juvenile authorities allowed him to live alone at the age ...

10. Evelyn Lear

Actress | Le nozze di Figaro

Evelyn Lear was born on January 8, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Evelyn Shulman. She was an actress, known for Le nozze di Figaro (1963), Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) and The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977). She was married to Thomas ...

11. François Corbier

Actor | Pas de pitié pour les croissants

François Corbier was born on October 17, 1944 in Paris, France as Alain Roux. He was an actor and composer, known for Pas de pitié pour les croissants (1987), Les aventures de Dorothée: un ami (1987) and Club Dorothée (1987). He died on July 1, 2018 in Évreux, Eure, France.

12. Geoffrey Hutchings

Actor | Henry V

Geoffrey Hutchings was born on June 8, 1939 in Dorchester, Dorset, England as Geoffrey Albert Hutchings. He was an actor, known for Henry V (1989), Topsy-Turvy (1999) and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010). He was married to Andrea Godfrey. He died on July 1, 2010 in London, England.

13. George Voskovec

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Czech actor/producer/director/author George Voskovec was born Jirí Wachsmann on June 19, 1905, the son of Jirina Valentina Marie (nee Pinkasová) and Vilem Eduard Voskovec (Wachsmann). His ancestry was Czech, German, and French. Prior to George's birth, the spelling of the family name was Vaksman (...

14. Gillian Lynne

The Phantom of the Opera

Gillian Lynne was born on February 20, 1926 in Bromley, Kent, England as Gillian Barbara Pyrke. She is known for her work on The Phantom of the Opera (2004), National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). She was married to Peter Land and Patrick Back. She died on ...

15. Guillermo Patricio Kelly

Self | Almorzando con Mirtha Legrand

Guillermo Patricio Kelly was born on July 29, 1921 in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He died on July 1, 2005 in Buenos Aires.

16. Guy Mitchell

Soundtrack | Walk the Line

He was signed by Warner Brothers as a child for his possible future potential but became known as a singer on the San Francisco radio. After U.S. Navy service, he sang with Carmen Cavallaro's band from 1946-1947. In 1950, he joined Columbia records and, accompanied by Mitch Miller and his Orchestra...

17. Heathcote Williams

Actor | Basic Instinct 2

Heathcote Williams was born on November 15, 1941 in Helsby, Cheshire, England as John Henley Heathcote Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for Basic Instinct 2 (2006), The Legend of 1900 (1998) and City of Ember (2008). He died on July 1, 2017 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

18. Ilene Woods

Actress | Cinderella

Ilene Woods was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the daughter of "a backstage mom" who was responsible for Ilene getting her show biz start on the stage--at age two! At 14, during a vacation in New York City, she received an offer to top-line her own radio show once she became available at the ...

19. Juan Domingo Perón

Self | Perón: La revolución justicialista

Argentinean politician, writer and army lieutenant general. Husband of Eva Perón (aka Evita; nee Eva Duarte) between 1945 and 1952. Founder of the Partido Laborista (Labour Party) which was later renamed as Partido Justicialista (Justicialist Party), also known as "Peronism". Three times President ...

20. Juan José Lujambio

Juan José Lujambio was born on May 6, 1938 in Marcos Paz, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He died on July 1, 2007 in Buenos Aires.

21. Julian Tudor Hart

Self | The Spirit of '45

Julian Tudor Hart was born on March 9, 1927 in London, England. He died on July 1, 2018 in the UK.

22. Karl Malden

Actor | A Streetcar Named Desire

Born to a Czech mother and a Serbian father in Chicago as Mladen Sekulovich, on March 22, 1912, Karl Malden did not speak English until he was in kindergarten. After graduating from high school in the nearby steel town of Gary, Indiana, Malden worked in the industry for three years until 1934, when...

23. Leslie Brooks

Actress | It's Great to Be Young

Leslie Brooks was born on July 13, 1922 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA as Virginia Leslie Gettman. She was an actress, known for It's Great to Be Young (1946), The Man Who Dared (1946) and Cigarette Girl (1947). She was married to Russ Vincent and Donald Anthony Shay. She died on July 1, 2011 in Sherman...

24. Margaux Hemingway

Actress | Killer Fish

Born in Portland, Oregon, she grew up in on a farm in Ketchum, Idaho. But dad was Jack Hemingway, son of the Nobel prize winning author Ernest Hemingway and, with that heritage, fame was almost foreordained. By the time she was 21, after the lead in the rape melodrama Lipstick (1976), she had a ...

25. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

26. Michael Landon

Actor | Little House on the Prairie

Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on Saturday, October 31st, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey.

When Eugene was in high school, he participated -- and did very well -- in track and field, especially javelin throwing, ...

27. Mollie Sugden

Actress | Are You Being Served?

Best remembered as 'Mrs. Slocombe' on the British comedy "Are You Being Served?" Mollie Sugden was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire. She attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Her first television role came in 1962 with the series "Hugh and I," which ran for four seasons. In 1972, ...

30. Paul Jenkins

Actor | Chinatown

Paul Jenkins was born on August 2, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Chinatown (1974), Sneakers (1992) and Network (1976). He was married to Sally Kemp. He died on July 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

31. Pedro Aleandro

Actor | Alta comedia

Pedro Aleandro was born on October 11, 1910 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Alta comedia (1965), Encadenado (1940) and Nativa (1939). He was married to María Luisa Robledo. He died on July 1, 1985 in Buenos Aires.

32. Pedro Maratea

Actor | Entre el barro

Pedro Maratea was born on December 21, 1912 in Argentina. He was an actor, known for Gold in Clay (1939), La vuelta de Rocha (1937) and Crisol de hombres (1954). He died on July 1, 2002 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

33. Peter Firmin

Writer | Clangers

Known as the creator of TV's Basil Brush and for his collaborations (as writer/producer/director/animator) with Oliver Postgate. He and Postgate set up 'Smallfilms' in 1958 and produced such children's classics as Noggin the Nog (1959), Pogle's Wood (1965), The Clangers (1969), Bagpuss (1974) and ...

34. Phyllis Barry

Actress | The Moonstone

Phyllis Barry was born Gertrude Hillyard on December 7, 1908, in Leeds, England. She was a gifted dancer and at the age of fourteen she joined an Australian cabaret troupe. Phyllis starred in many stage musicals including No No Nannette and Lady Be Good. She made her film debut in the 1925 ...

35. Richard Ward

Actor | The Jerk

At the age of eleven, Richard Ward started in showbiz, accompanying his two sisters in a vaudeville song and dance act called 'Dot, Flo and Dick'. From a tap-dancing kid, Richard grew into a burly, raspy-voiced young adult, whose physique became a major asset in his first career as a prize-fighter....

36. Robert Mitchum

Actor | Out of the Past

Robert Mitchum was an underrated American leading man of enormous ability, who sublimated his talents beneath an air of disinterest. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Ann Harriet (Gunderson), a Norwegian immigrant, and James Thomas Mitchum, a shipyard/railroad worker. His father died in a ...

37. Robin Hardy

Director | The Wicker Man

Robin Hardy was born on October 2, 1929 in Surrey, England as Robin St. Clair Rimington Hardy. He was an actor and writer, known for The Wicker Man (1973), The Bulldance (1988) and The Fantasist (1986). He was married to Victoria. He died on July 1, 2016 in Reading, Berkshire, England.

38. Ron Cummins

Actor | Ghostbusters II

Ron Cummins was born on May 15, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Ghostbusters II (1989), Tango & Cash (1989) and End of Days (1999). He died on July 1, 2016 in Canoga Park, California, USA.

40. Stevie Ryan

Actress | The Heavy Show

Actress and writer Stevie Ryan was born and raised in the small town of Victorville, California. She made the move to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to pursue her dreams in the entertainment industry. An innate go-getter equipped with a tenacious work ethic, she hit the ground running, booking and ...

41. Sylvia Sidney

Actress | Beetlejuice

Sylvia Sidney was born in New York City, in the Bronx borough, on August 8, 1910 with the birth name of Sophia Kosow. Her father was Russian born and her mother was born in Romania. They divorced not long after her birth. Her mother subsequently remarried and Sylvia was adopted by her stepfather, ...

42. Tony Vilas

Actor | Verdad consecuencia

Tony Vilas was born on June 3, 1944 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Verdad consecuencia (1996), El día que me quieras (1994) and Julián de madrugada (1982). He died on July 1, 2013 in Buenos Aires.

43. Virginia Weidler

Actress | The Philadelphia Story

Delightful child/juvenile actress Virginia Weidler (her friends called her "Ginny") had that knowing gleam in her eye that usually spelled trouble in one form or another for anyone at arm's reach. She was born in Eagle Rock, California in 1926, one of the six children of former Wagnerian opera ...

44. Walter Matthau

Actor | The Odd Couple

Walter Matthau was best known for starring in many films which included Charade (1963), The Odd Couple (1968), Grumpy Old Men (1993), and Dennis the Menace (1993). He often worked with Jack Lemmon and the two were Hollywood's craziest stars.

He was born Walter Jake Matthow in New York City, New York...

45. William Ching

Actor | In a Lonely Place

6'2" blond, Ivy-League-handsome William Ching was just as skilled in the vocal as he was in the acting department but he purposely shied away from the musical film genre in fear of harming his career as a dramatic actor. Had he thought otherwise, the actor might have enjoyed the musical baritone ...

46. Wolfman Jack

Actor | American Graffiti

Wolfman Jack was born on January 21, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Robert Weston Smith. He was an actor, known for American Graffiti (1973), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) and Motel Hell (1980). He was married to Lucy Lamb. He died on July 1, 1995 in Belvedere, North Carolina, ...

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