Deaths: October 16

by bcampos862 | created - 11 Oct 2017 | updated - 15 Oct 2018 | Public

1. Roy Dotrice

Actor | Amadeus

The ever-impressive, chameleon-like British character actor Roy Dotrice was born on the Island of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of France, which is part of the United Kingdom. He was the first-born child of Louis and Neva Dotrice who prospered as bakers. The Germans occupied ...

2. Alfredo Iglesias

Actor | Alta comedia

Alfredo Iglesias was an actor, known for Alta comedia (1965), Juego limpio (1996) and Fiesta y bronca de ser joven (1992). He died on October 16, 2001.

4. Audra Lindley

Actress | Three's Company

Audra Lindley was born in Los Angeles, California, to a show-business family--her father, Bert Lindley, was a stage and film actor. She got her early start in Hollywood by being a stand-in, which eventually progressed to stunt work. After a while, however, she found stunt work not to her liking and...

5. Barbara Billingsley

Actress | Airplane!

Born Barbara Lillian Combes, she attended Los Angeles Junior College in the mid-1930s and then moved to New York City, where she worked as a model. In 1945, she received a contract from MGM, and she appeared in several films during the late 1940s and 1950s, sometimes without screen credit. In the ...

6. Cecilia Hart

Actress | Law & Order

Cecilia Hart was born on June 6, 1948 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. She was an actress, known for Law & Order (1990), The Runaways (1978) and Quincy M.E. (1976). She was married to James Earl Jones and Bruce Weitz. She died on October 16, 2016 in Westport, Connecticut, USA.

7. Chao Li Chi

Actor | Big Trouble in Little China

Chao Li Chi was born on April 5, 1927 in Shanxi Province, China. He was an actor and writer, known for Big Trouble in Little China (1986), The Prestige (2006) and Blood Work (2002). He was married to Gan. He died on October 16, 2010 in Granada Hills, California, USA.

8. Cornel Wilde

Director | No Blade of Grass

Dashing actor Cornel Wilde was born Kornel Lajos Weisz on October 13, 1912, in Prievidza, Hungary (now part of Slovakia), to a Jewish family. In 1920, he immigrated to New York City with his parents, Rayna (Vid) and Vojtech Béla Weisz, and elder sister, Edith. His family Americanized their names ...

9. Dan Dailey

Actor | You're My Everything

Born in New York City, Dan Dailey started his career in vaudeville, later making his Broadway debut in the stage version of "Babes in Arms".

When signed to MGM, the studio initially casted him as a Nazi in The Mortal Storm (1940). The studio realized their mistake and cast him in musical films, ...

10. Dan Wheldon

Self | Born Racer

Dan Wheldon was born on June 22, 1978 in Emberton, Buckinghamshire, England as Daniel Clive Wheldon. He was married to Susan Behm. He died on October 16, 2011 in North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

11. Deborah Kerr

Actress | The King and I

Deborah Kerr was born on 30 September 1921 in Helensburgh, Scotland, the daughter of Captain Arthur Kerr-Trimmer. She was educated at Northumberland House, Clifton, Bristol. She first performed at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London. She subsequently performed with the Oxford Repertory ...

12. Don Barclay

Actor | Mary Poppins

Besides being a zany comedian, Don Barclay ( born Donn Van Tassel Barclay) was an innovative caricaturist whose humorous depictions of celebrities can be found in countless art galleries, museums, bars and restaurants across the United States. His most famous drawing (entitled 'SkiNose', displayed ...

13. Ed Lauter

Actor | Cujo

Edward Matthew Lauter II was born on October 30, 1938 in Long Beach, New York. In a film career that extended for over four decades, Lauter starred in a plethora of film and television productions since making his big screen debut in the western Dirty Little Billy (1972). He portrayed an eclectic ...

14. Eugene 'Porky' Lee

Actor | Our Gang Follies of 1938

Eugene 'Porky' Lee was born on October 25, 1933 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Gordon Eugene Lee. He was an actor, known for Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937), Fishy Tales (1937) and The Awful Tooth (1938). He died on October 16, 2005 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

16. Gene Krupa

Soundtrack | Avengers: Age of Ultron

Gene married Ethel McGuire in 1934. She was the switchboard operator at the Dixie Hotel where Gene was living while he was working in the pit band of "Girl Crazy." They were divorced in 1942 and remarried in 1946. Ethel died in 1955. Gene then married Patty Bowler in 1959 and they adopted two ...

17. George O'Hara

Actor | Is That Nice?

George O'Hara was born on February 22, 1899 in Idaho, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Is That Nice? (1926), The Crossroads of New York (1922) and Ladies Beware (1927). He died on October 16, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Gerardo Alfaro

Actress | La oreja

Gerardo Alfaro was born on March 16, 1973 in Mexico City, Mexico. She was an actress, known for La oreja (2001), Con todo (2004) and Big Brother VIP: México (2002). She died on October 15, 2007 in Mexico City.

19. Héctor Gance

Actor | ¡Robot!

Héctor Gance was born on March 1, 1927 in Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina as Oscar Héctor Ganza. He was an actor, known for ¡Robot! (1970), Los acusados (1960) and El bote, el río y la gente (1960). He died on October 16, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

20. Iain Shedden

Self | Punk in London

Iain Shedden was married to Christine. He died on October 16, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

21. Jack DeLeon

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Jack DeLeon was born on December 19, 1924 in New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), Temptress (1995) and Allyson Is Watching (1997). He died on October 16, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Jason Bernard

Actor | Liar Liar

Jason Bernard was born on May 17, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Ronald Carl Johnson. He was an actor, known for Liar Liar (1997), While You Were Sleeping (1995) and No Way Out (1987). He was married to Debra Jean Wilson and Carol J Pacanda. He died on October 16, 1996 in Burbank, California, ...

23. Jean Shepherd

Actor | A Christmas Story

Raised in Hammond, Indiana, Jean Shepherd went on to work in the steel mills and was a veteran of the Army Signal Corps before entering the arts. In the 1950s, he began a long career as a radio personality telling stories of his youth, commenting on current topics and performing silly songs. While ...

24. John Dunsworth

Actor | Trailer Park Boys

John Dunsworth was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, not far from the sea where he now spends most of his time on his yacht when he's not working.  John is one of Halifax's most venerable and revered actors.  He has appeared in countless CBC radio dramas and has held leading roles in over 25 ...

25. John Larch

Actor | Dirty Harry

Instantly recognizable American character actor with bulbous nose and heavily lined face, who could convey integrity or menace to equal effect. He first came to prominence on radio as (Captain) Starr of Space (1953), using ray guns to combat Martians and alien queens. Beginning in 1953, Larch ...

26. José María Vilches

Actor | 40 años de novios

José María Vilches was born in 1936 in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. He was an actor, known for 40 años de novios (1963), Candilejas (1965) and Alta comedia (1965). He died on October 16, 1984 in Pardo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

27. Leo G. Carroll

Actor | North by Northwest

One of the most indispensable of character actors, Leo G. Carroll was already involved in the business of acting as a schoolboy in Gilbert & Sullivan productions. Aged 16, he portrayed an old man in 'Liberty Hall'. In spite of the fact, that he came from a military family, and , perhaps, because of...

28. Moshe Dayan

Self | Ben Gurion Zoher

Born of Ukranian Jewish immigrant parents in Palestine in 1915, Moshe Dayan joined the Haganah (Defense) the underground Jewish army in Palestine in 1929 with aimed to protect Jewish people from harassment and violence from the Muslim Palestinian population with resented Jewish presense in ...

29. Nora Cullen

Actress | Brigada en acción

Nora Cullen was born in 1905 in Argentina. She was an actress, known for Brigada en acción (1977), El Rafa (1981) and Separate Tables (1974). She was married to Guillermo Battaglia. She died on October 16, 1990 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

30. Peggy Ann Garner

Actress | A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Actress Peggy Ann Garner was was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Canton, Ohio. Her father was an English-born attorney, William H. Garner, who served as a U.S. Army officer during World War II. Virginia, her determined mother, got Peggy into summer stock and modeling before she was six. Estranged from her ...

31. Peter Bromilow

Actor | Wild at Heart

Peter Bromilow was born on April 21, 1933 in Cheshire, England as Peter Brian Bromilow. He was an actor, known for Wild at Heart (1990), The Rocketeer (1991) and Highlander II: The Quickening (1991). He died on October 16, 1994 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

32. Rick Jason

Actor | Rx for Murder

The only child of a stockbroker and well-to-do mother, Richard Jason described himself as "second-generation nouveau riche" and a born romantic. Friends say he was affable, charming, driven and a real Renaissance man. A good student, popular with classmates and teachers, Jason's hellish behavior ...

34. Sam Hardy

Actor | King Kong

Sam Hardy was born on March 21, 1883 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for King Kong (1933), The Miracle Woman (1931) and Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round (1934). He was married to Betty Scott. He died on October 16, 1935 in Hollywood, California, USA.

35. Sean Hughes

Actor | Sean's Show

Sean Hughes was born on November 10, 1965 in London, England as John Hughes. He was an actor and writer, known for Sean's Show (1992), The Last Detective (2003) and The Commitments (1991). He died on October 16, 2017 in Highgate, London.

36. Shirley Booth

Actress | Come Back, Little Sheba

Character actress Shirley Booth could play everything in all facets of show business, whether it was Miss Duffy the Tavern Owner's Man Crazy Daughter on "Duffy's Tavern", the sassy maid on TV's Hazel (1961) or the pathetic woman in Come Back, Little Sheba (1952). For those who only know her through...

37. Shunkai Yan

Actor | A Q zheng zhuan

Shunkai Yan was born on June 6, 1937 in Shanghai, China. He was an actor and director, known for A Q zheng zhuan (1981), A Tan nei zhuan (1988) and The New Stories of Du Xiaoxi (1984). He died on October 16, 2017 in China.

38. Stanley Clements

Actor | Spook Chasers

Stanley Clements realized he wanted a show-business career while he was in grammar school, and when he graduated he toured in vaudeville for two years. He then joined the touring company of Edward Bowes' (aka Major Bowes) Amateur Hour. In 1941 he was signed to a contract by 20th Century-Fox and ...

39. Sumi Haru

Actress | Krakatoa: East of Java

Sumi Haru was born on August 25, 1939 in Orange, New Jersey, USA as Mildred Sevilla. She was an actress, known for Krakatoa: East of Java (1968), Hill Street Blues (1981) and Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969). She died on October 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

40. Susana Campos

Actress | Rosaura a las 10

After more than ten years playing bits and co-starring roles in movies, she attained stardom in Mario Soffici's Rosaura a las 10 (1958). Next she went to Spain, where she played leading roles in many films. Back in Argentina in the mid-sixties, since then she gave able performances in movies, ...

41. Vladek Sheybal

Actor | From Russia with Love

Looking back at his filmography, it isn't difficult to imagine Vladek Sheybal in a scene, lobbing Molotov cocktails at advancing German troops, against a backdrop of war-torn Warsaw. However, this part of his life played out for real. A member of the Polish underground, he was twice captured and ...



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