Deaths: July 3

by bcampos862 | created - 03 Jul 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

1. Harold Nicholas

Soundtrack | Kid Millions

Harold Nicholas, the younger half of the world famous Nicholas Brothers dance team, is known as one of the world's greatest dancers. He and his brother Fayard Nicholas were established superstars at Twentieth Century Fox with their astounding dance numbers in the studios musicals features. Harold ...

2. Andy Griffith

Actor | The Andy Griffith Show

Andy Griffith is best known for his starring roles in two very popular television series, The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Matlock (1986). Griffith earned a degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the 1950s, he became a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) and ...

3. Antony Alda

Actor | National Treasure

Antony Alda was born on December 9, 1956 in Saint-Julien, France as Antonio D'Abruzzo. He was an actor and director, known for National Treasure (2004), Role of a Lifetime (2002) and Driving Me Crazy (1991). He was married to Loretta S Carrell and Leslie Clark. He died on July 3, 2009 in Los ...

4. Benjamin Hendrickson

Actor | Manhunter

Benjamin Hendrickson was born on August 26, 1950 in Huntington, Long Island, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Manhunter (1986), As the World Turns (1956) and Regarding Henry (1991). He died on July 3, 2006 in Huntington.

5. Boots Randolph

Soundtrack | V for Vendetta

Boots Randolph was born on June 3, 1927 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA as Homer Louis Randolph III. He was married to Dee Baker. He died on July 3, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

6. Brian Jones

Soundtrack | Mord und Totschlag

Jones was born on 28 February, 1942, to Lewis and Louise Jones. He had two sisters, Pamela and Barbara. Pamela died when Brian was still a child. He fathered his first of several children in high school and was subsequently made to leave. In the early 1960s, Brian formed the legendary group, The ...

7. Diana Douglas

Actress | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Diana Douglas was born on January 22, 1923 in Devonshire, Bermuda as Diana Love Dill. She is known for her work on Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Remington Steele (1982) and The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951). She was married to Donald Albert Webster, Bill Darrid and Kirk Douglas. She died...

8. Evil Dave

Actor | Celebrity Deathmatch

Evil Dave was born on April 17, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as David J. Van Dam. He was an actor, known for Celebrity Deathmatch (1998), Family Guy (1999) and American Dad! (2005). He died on July 3, 2018 in Skokie, Illinois.

9. Gabriel Dell

Actor | Earthquake

The son of an Italian immigrant doctor, Gabriel "Gabe" Dell began his career singing in a boys church choir and then on a children's radio show. He made his stage debut in the play "Dead End" and, with the other juvenile members of the cast, was called to Hollywood for the film version. Dell was ...

10. Harrison Young

Actor | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Harrison Young was born on March 13, 1930 in Port Huron, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Saving Private Ryan (1998) and The Game (1997). He died on July 3, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11. Hipolito Irigoyen

Self | Pathé News, No. 102

Hipolito Irigoyen was born on July 12, 1852 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He died on July 3, 1933 in Buenos Aires.

12. Jack Smith

Actor | On Moonlight Bay

Radio crooner "Smilin' Jack Smith" was a popular 40s and 50s personality. He was born Jack Ward Smith on Bainbridge Island, across Puget Sound from Seattle, Washington. His father, Walter Reed Smith, was the captain of the naval destroyer USS Dixie. Jack was named after the fort they were stationed...

13. James Daly

Actor | Planet of the Apes

Distinguished character player James Firman Daly first appeared on stage in his home town of Wisconsin Rapids in 1928. He was set on acting from an early age. Though strongly encouraged by his parents, neither were in the profession -- his father was in the fuel business and his mother at one time ...

14. Jim Backus

Actor | Rebel Without a Cause

Jim Backus was born James Gilmore Backus on February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was one of the few actors to do it all: radio, Broadway, movies, television and cartoons. After attending preparatory school in his hometown Cleveland, Backus enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, to ...

15. Jim Morrison

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

Jim Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, to Clara Virginia (Clarke) and George Stephen Morrison, a U.S. Naval Officer who fought in World War II. Jim eventually became so estranged from his parents that he would later claim that they were dead. Not much is known about his ...

16. Joe Adams

Actor | Carmen Jones

Joe Adams was born on April 11, 1922 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Carmen Jones (1954), Disc Jockey (1951) and Ballad in Blue (1965). He was married to Jane Adams. He died on July 3, 2018 in Los Angeles.

17. Joe DeRita

Actor | The Three Stooges Meet Hercules

Born into a show business family, DeRita began performing at the age of 7. He played the Burlesque circuit until 1942 when he went to headline in California stage shows. He toured with Randolph Scott and Bing Crosby for the USO during World War II. Joe made his film debut in "The Doughgirls" (1944)...

18. Joe Robinson

Actor | Diamonds Are Forever

Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1927 (not 1929 as some references give) Joe Robinson came from a famous family of wrestlers. Both his father Joseph Robinson Senior and grandfather John were world champions. Following in their footsteps Joe Junior won the wrestling European Heavyweight Championship ...

19. John Barron

Actor | The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

John Barron was born on Christmas Eve, 1920. A kind godfather paid his training fees at RADA in 1938. During the war, he served in the Navy, then returned to acting after demob, mostly in rep. productions. He soon became a theatre director, and directed Leonard Rossiter in numerous productions ...

20. José Luis Cuevas

Actor | Las visitaciones del diablo

José Luis Cuevas was born on February 26, 1934 in Mexico City, Mexico. He was an actor, known for Las visitaciones del diablo (1968), La muerte es puntual (1967) and There Are No Thieves in This Village (1965). He was married to Beatriz del Carmen Bazán and Bertha Riestra. He died on July 3, 2017 ...

21. Judy Tyler

Actress | Jailhouse Rock

Her father a trumpeter with bands such as Paul Whiteman and Benny Goodman, and her mother was a former Ziegfeld Follies dancer. Judy studied ballet, music, and acting, won a "Miss Stardust" beauty contest in 1949, danced with the Copacabana chorus line. and was making bit appearances on television ...

22. Kara Hamilton

Actress | Just Like Heaven

Kara Hamilton was born on July 31, 1975 in Annapolis, Maryland, USA as Kara Anne Hamilton. She is known for her work on Just Like Heaven (2005), The Last Request (2006) and The Awakened (2012). She was married to Matthew Novotny. She died on July 3, 2017 in Tiburon, California, USA.

23. Kemal Sunal

Actor | Tosun Pasa

Born in 1944 Istanbul, Turkey. Graduated from Vefa High School, Fatih, Istanbul. Sunal acted in many popular films, although he began his artistic career in the theater. His first play was called, "Unwilling Doctor" and he later worked at the Devekusu Kabare Theatre with Ulvi Uraz. Although Sunal ...

24. Larry Harmon

Producer | Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown

Larry Harmon was born on January 2, 1925 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Lawrence Weiss. He was a producer and actor, known for Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown (1958), The All New Adventures of Laurel & Hardy in 'For Love or Mummy' (1999) and A Laurel and Hardy Cartoon (1966). He was married to ...

25. Marzenka Novak

Actress | No mires para abajo

Marzenka Novak was an actress, known for Don't Look Down (2008), Sin código (2004) and Assassination Tango (2002). She was married to Hugo Arana. She died on July 3, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

26. Nelson Leigh

Actor | Ma Barker's Killer Brood

Nelson Leigh was born on January 1, 1905 in Mississippi, USA as Sydney Talbot Christie. He was an actor, known for Ma Barker's Killer Brood (1960), World Without End (1956) and The Adventures of Sir Galahad (1949). He was married to Lois Cecile Johnson. He died on July 3, 1985 in Hemet, California,...

27. Noel Neill

Actress | Superman Returns

Minnesota-born Noel Neill's ambition was to be a journalist like her father, the editor of a Minneapolis newspaper. However, she was hired by Bing Crosby to sing at the Turf Club at the race track in Del Mar, California (Crosby was one of the owners). Shortly thereafter, in 1941, she was signed to ...

28. Paolo Villaggio

Actor | Fracchia la belva umana

Very popular actor and writer in Italy. He worked in over 80 movies and TV series. Known especially for portraing the character of "Fantozzi" on several movies. Paolo Villaggio was born on December 30, 1932 in Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He was known for White Collar Blues (1975) (aka Fantozzi), Il ...

29. Pj Torokvei

Writer | WKRP in Cincinnati

Pj Torokvei was born on March 19, 1951 in Toronto, Canada as Peter Torokvei. She was a writer and producer, known for WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), Back to School (1986) and Real Genius (1985). She died on July 3, 2013 in California, USA.

30. Renie Riano

Actress | Pajama Party

As the daughter of British stage actress Irene Riano (1871-1940), character player Renie Riano had all the earmarks of a show biz career. She loved an audience, she loved singing, and she loved to make people laugh. She began things off toplining in vaudeville shows and music halls as "Baby Irene" ...

31. Richard Swift

Soundtrack | Animal Kingdom

Richard Swift was born on March 16, 1977 in Orange, California, USA as Ricardo Ochoa. He was an actor, known for Animal Kingdom (2016), The Comedy (2012) and Saturday Night Live (1975). He was married to Shealynn Swift. He died on July 3, 2018 in Tacoma, Washington, USA.

32. Robby Müller

Cinematographer | Breaking the Waves

Robby Müller was born on April 4, 1940 in Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles as Robert Müller. He is known for his work on Breaking the Waves (1996), Paris, Texas (1984) and Dead Man (1995). He died on July 3, 2018 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

33. Ross Martin

Actor | The Wild Wild West

Born in Grodek, Poland, Ross Martin grew up on New York City's Lower East Side. He spoke Yiddish, Polish, and Russian before even learning English and later added French, Spanish, and Italian to his amazing repertoire.

Despite academic training (and receiving honors in) business, instruction, and ...

34. Rudy Vallee

Actor | The Palm Beach Story

Rudy Vallee started his career as a saxophone player and singer and later became a band leader. In the 1920s and early 30s he had a hit radio program, The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour (where he was hated by his cast and crew due to his explosive ego-driven personality). In the early 1930's he was ranked...

35. Sharon Hugueny

Actress | Hawaiian Eye

Sharon Elizabeth Hugueny was a leap-year baby, born on February 29, 1944, in Los Angeles, California. She was an intelligent, introspective, and sensitive child who preferred serious reading, writing, and music to the "more frivolous" interests of her peers. Sharon's parents - a World War II Navy ...

36. Solvi Stubing

Actress | New York chiama Superdrago

Solvi Stubing was born on January 19, 1941 in Berlin, Germany. She is known for her work on Secret Agent Super Dragon (1966), I Knew Her Well (1965) and Brothers Till We Die (1978). She died on July 3, 2017 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

37. Trigger

Actor | Hollywood Canteen

Trigger, Roy Rogers' beautiful Golden Palomino stallion, and co-star with Roy in many of his movies and Roy's TV show, was often billed as "the smartest horse in the movies".

The two of them appeared in dozens of westerns in the 1930s and 40s, always chasing and thwarting the bad guys, and working ...



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