Deaths: September 17

by bcampos862 | created - 12 Sep 2017 | updated - 08 Sep 2018 | Public

1. Suzan Farmer

Actress | Die, Monster, Die!

Suzan Farmer was born on June 16, 1942 in Kent, England as Suzan Maxine Farmer. She was an actress, known for Monster of Terror (1965), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1968) and Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966). She was married to Ian McShane. She died on September 17, 2017 in England.

2. Akim Tamiroff

Actor | Touch of Evil

Though born in Russia and having a Russian-sounding name, Akim Tamiroff is actually of Armenian descent. At 19 he decided to pursue acting as a career and was chosen from among 500 applicants to the Moscow Art Theater School. There he studied under the great Konstantin Stanislavski, and launched a ...

4. Bobby Heenan

Actor | WrestleMania V

Bobby Heenan was born on November 1, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Raymond Louis Heenan. He was an actor, known for WrestleMania V (1989), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985) and WWF Prime-Time Wrestling (1985). He was married to Cynthia Jean Perrett. He died on September 17, 2017 in Largo, ...

5. Bonnie Angelo

Self | Decision 79

Bonnie Angelo was born on January 29, 1924 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA as Veronica Estelle Angelo. She is known for her work on Decision 79 (1979), Friday Night, Saturday Morning (1979) and Question Time (1979). She was married to Harold Levy. She died on September 17, 2017 in Bethesda, ...

6. Brian Hall

Actor | Fawlty Towers

Actor Brian Hall was best known for his role as Terry the cook in the BBC comedy series Fawlty Towers (1975). He began acting while still in his teens in amateur shows where his burly frame made him ideal casting for villains and heavies.

After leaving school he worked as a taxi driver before he was...

7. Carlos Íñigo

Carlos Íñigo was born on December 13, 1960 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Carlos Íñigo Medina. He died on September 17, 2017 in Mexico City.

8. Charmian Carr

Actress | The Sound of Music

Charmian Carr was born Charmian Farnon on December 28, 1942. She got her name because, supposedly, her father liked the name after reading William Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra". Charmian was the name of one of Cleopatra's maids. She was the second of three daughters. Her mother, Rita Oehmen,...

9. China Zorrilla

Actress | Elsa y Fred

Actor, director and writer China Zorrilla was born in Uruguay in 1922. She grew up in Paris and studied theater in London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and New York.

The preeminent actor of the celebrated Uruguayan Comedy during the 1950s-1960s she was directed by the legendary Margarita Xirgu; ...

10. Dick Durock

Actor | Stand by Me

Big, brawny, and imposing actor and stuntman Dick Durock was born on January 18, 1937 in South Bend, Indiana. The fourth of five children; he grew up in South Bend, Indiana and New Jersey. After serving a stint in the Marine Corps and briefly working as a computer programmer, Durock went to ...

11. Faruk

Writer | Brigada cola

Faruk was born on February 4, 1926 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Jorge Palacio. He was a writer, known for Brigada cola (1992), Tango y Goles (1981) and Mesa de noticias (1983). He died on September 17, 2006 in Buenos Aires.

12. Feodor Chaliapin Jr.

Actor | Moonstruck

Feodor Fedorovich Chaliapin Jr. was born October 6, 1905, in Moscow, Russia. He was the youngest of six children. His father was the world-famous Russian Opera basso Feodor Chaliapin Sr.. His mother, Iola Tornagi, was a prima-ballerina who quit the stage after her marriage and became a caring ...

13. Francis Compton

Actor | Witness for the Prosecution

Francis Compton was born on May 4, 1885 in Malvern, Worcestershire, England as Francis Sidney Mackenzie. He was an actor, known for Witness for the Prosecution (1957), The DuPont Show of the Month (1957) and Robert Montgomery Presents (1950). He was married to Mary Wetmore Wells. He died on ...

14. George Hamilton IV

Soundtrack | A Perfect World

George Hamilton IV was born on July 19, 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA as George Hege Hamilton IV. He was married to Adelaide (Tinky) Watson Peyton. He died on September 17, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

15. Grady Sutton

Actor | Waikiki Wedding

Grady Sutton was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He arrived in California in 1924. He got his first break in Hollywood from director William A. Seiter who used him as an extra in The Mad Whirl (1925) starring May McAvoy. Grady remained a Hollywood staple for the next 55 years.

He specialized in ...

16. Iris Adrian

Actress | The Odd Couple

Sugar, Pepper, Pearl, Sunny, Goldie, Bubbles, all those are nicknames borne by petite actress Iris Adrian in several of the 160 movies she made. With such names, don't expect to see her playing Joan of Arc or Electra but it remains that all these pet names reflect her winning femininity, its ...

17. James Griffith

Actor | The Killing

Ideal for playing swarthy villains, James Griffith's tall, dark and gaunt features and shady countenance invaded hundreds of film and TV dramas (and a few comedies) throughout his career on-camera. Highlighted by his arched brows, hooded eyes and prominent proboscis, heavy character work would be ...

18. Kate Guinzburg

Producer | Original Sin

Best friends with Michelle Pfeiffer.

19. Mary Fairfax

Self | The Norman Gunston Show

Mary Fairfax was born on August 15, 1922 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Maire Wein. She was married to Warwick Oswald Fairfax and Cedric Rheuben Symonds. She died on September 17, 2017 in Point Piper, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

20. Michael Strong

Actor | Patton

While never one of the big names on screen, Michael Strong was one of those excellent method actors who were often compelling to watch. Unsurprisingly, many of Michael's screen characters were typical New Yorkers, whether they be cops or thugs, and he imbued them with an edgy 'in-your-face' ...

21. Patricia Kennedy

Self | V.I.P.-Schaukel

Patricia Kennedy was born on May 6, 1924 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as Patricia Helen Kennedy. She was married to Peter Lawford. She died on September 17, 2006 in New York City, New York, USA.

22. Paula Yates

Self | The Tube

Paula Yates was born on April 24, 1959 in Colwyn Bay, Wales as Paula Elizabeth Yates. She was married to Bob Geldof. She died on September 17, 2000 in Notting Hill, London, England.

23. Ralph Pappier

Production_designer | Pobre mi madre querida

Ralph Pappier was born on January 16, 1914 in Shanghai, China. He was a production designer and director, known for Pobre mi madre querida (1948), Escuela de campeones (1950) and Delito (1962). He died on September 17, 1998 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

24. Red Skelton

Writer | The Red Skelton Show

The son of a former circus clown turned grocer and a cleaning woman, Red Skelton was introduced to show business at the age of seven by Ed Wynn, at a vaudeville show in Vincennes. At age 10, he left home to travel with a medicine show through the Midwest, and joined the vaudeville circuit at age 15....

25. René Drucker Colín

Self | Te toca

René Drucker Colín was born on May 15, 1937 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as René Raúl Drucker Colín. He died on September 17, 2017 in Mexico City.

26. Richard Basehart

Actor | Moby Dick

Despite many a powerful performance, this actor's actor never quite achieved the stardom he deserved. Ultimately, Richard Basehart became best-known to television audiences as Admiral Harriman Nelson, commander of the glass-nosed nuclear submarine 'S.S.R.N Seaview' in Irwin Allen's Voyage to the ...

27. Spiro Agnew

Self | Spiro Agnew's Asian Trip

Spiro Agnew was born on November 9, 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Spiro Theodore Agnew. He was married to Elinor Isabel Judefind. He died on September 17, 1996 in Berlin, Maryland.

28. Tedi Thurman

Actress | Jail Bait

Tedi Thurman was born on September 10, 1913 in Idaho, USA as Dorothy Ruth Thurman. She was an actress, known for Jail Bait (1954), When Ocean Meets Sky (2003) and The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957). She died on September 17, 2012 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

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