Deaths: October 21

by bcampos862 | created - 11 Oct 2017 | updated - 21 Oct 2018 | Public

1. Elliott Smith

Soundtrack | Good Will Hunting

Elliott Smith was born on August 6, 1969 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Steven Paul Smith. He died on October 21, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

2. Diane Thomas

Writer | Romancing the Stone

Diane Thomas was born on January 7, 1946 in Michigan, USA as Diane Rene Thomas. She was a writer and actress, known for Romancing the Stone (1984), The Jewel of the Nile (1985) and Game Show Models (1977). She died on October 21, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

3. Donald Bain

Coffee, Tea or Me?

He was a former broadcaster and part-time jazz musician who began working as a ghost writer in the early 1960s. Although he wrote several books on history and other subjects under his real name, he spent most of his career writing novels, speeches, detective stories, and racy sex romps under ...

4. Dorothy Hale

Actress | The Rise of Catherine the Great

Dorothy Hale was born Dorothy Donovan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the age of sixteen, She was sent to a convent. Then she attended a drama school. She was a good friend of Claire Booth Luce and even starred in a theatre production called "Abide By Me."

Dorothy was known for her incredible beauty...

5. Elissa Landi

Actress | The Count of Monte Cristo

Elissa Landi was born in Venice, Italy, on December 6, 1904. From an early age, Elissa wanted to be an actress and a writer. Her acting career started at the Oxford Repertory Company and on London's West End performing with actors such as Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud. She played Desdemona in ...

6. François Truffaut

Writer | La nuit américaine

French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who became his protector. Bazin helped the ...

7. Fred Berry

Actor | What's Happening!!

For a while in the 1970s, Fred Berry was one of the biggest stars on American television. The former dancer, who became a star in the sitcom What's Happening!! (1976) ballooned until his weight became a threat to his health. He battled with food, drink, drugs and women, marrying 6 times to 4 women ...

8. George Hall

Actor | Remember WENN

George Hall was born on November 19, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Remember WENN (1996), Big Daddy (1999) and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992). He was married to Cordelia. He died on October 21, 2002 in Hawthorne, New York, USA.

9. Gianni Ferrio

Soundtrack | Inglourious Basterds

Gianni Ferrio was born on November 16, 1924 in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. He was a composer, known for Inglourious Basterds (2009), Look Who's Back (2015) and The Adventurers (1970). He was married to Alba Arnova. He died on October 21, 2013 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

10. Harp McGuire

Actor | On the Beach

Harp McGuire was born on November 1, 1921 in Tennessee, USA as Henry Herbert McGuire. He was an actor, known for On the Beach (1959), Outlaws (1960) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He died on October 21, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11. Henry Armetta

Actor | Speed to Burn

Sicilian-born character actor who appeared in scores of American films, usually as an exuberant and demonstrative Italian. As a teenager in 1902, Armetta stowed away on a boat bound for New York. There he did menial jobs until landing a position as a valet and presser at the Lambs Club, the New ...

12. Herbert Strabel

Art_department | Cabaret

13. Irma Lozano

Actress | Rosas blancas para mi hermana negra

Irma Lozano was born on August 24, 1944 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She is known for her work on Rosas blancas para mi hermana negra (1970), María Isabel (1968) and Rubi (1968). She was married to Omar González and José Alonso. She died on October 21, 2013 in Mexico, Distrito Federal, ...

14. Jack Kerouac

Writer | On the Road

Jack Kerouac was born into a French-Canadian family and spoke French before he learned English. His father was a printer and a local businessman. His first story was inspired by the radio show "The Shadow". As a young writer he styled himself after Thomas Wolfe, and attended Columbia University. ...

16. Judith McGrath

Actress | All Saints

Judith McGrath was an Australian TV actress who was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland and she was most known for her roles in Australian TV Drama Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979) as acidic and sarcastic officer Colleen 'Po Face' Powell where she stayed for until the 1984 season before moving on ...

17. Kevin Meaney

Actor | Big

Kevin Meaney was born on April 23, 1956 in Valhalla, New York, USA as Kevin Gerard Meaney. He was an actor and writer, known for Big (1988), 30 Rock (2006) and The Nightmare Room (2001). He was married to Mary Ann Halford and Leanne Coronel. He died on October 21, 2016 in Forestburgh, New York.

18. Lech Ordon

Actor | Listy do M.

Lech Ordon was born on November 24, 1928 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland. He was an actor, known for Listy do M. (2011), Hello, Fred the Beard (1978) and Zona dla Australijczyka (1964). He was married to Magda. He died on October 21, 2017 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

19. Marie McDonald

Actress | Living in a Big Way

Kentucky-born Marie McDonald, born Cora Marie Frye in 1923, was a leggy, voluptuous blonde starlet who pursued her career with a vengeance but found little reward in the end. Her mother was a former Ziegfeld girl and her grandmother an operatic singer. Her father, on the other hand, was not so ...

20. Martin Eric Ain

Self | Bloodlines: The Art and Life of Vincent Castiglia

Martin Eric Ain was born as Martin Stricker. He died on October 21, 2017 in Switzerland.

21. Marty Ingels

Actor | Pac-Man

Martin Ingerman was born on March 6, 1936 in New York City. He had an older brother named Arthur. He had a rough childhood and was often picked on. After he finished school, he went into the army. Later, he appeared in a couple of game shows and won. He wanted to be an actor so he went to ...

22. Maxene Andrews

Actress | Road to Rio

Ms. Andrews and her sisters, Patty and Laverne, were one of the most successful women's singing groups, with 19 gold records and sales of nearly 100 million copies. The sisters began performing in the early 1930's when the Depression wiped out their father's business. In 1937, the trio of sisters ...

23. Michael Gleason

Writer | McCloud

Former Husband of Lynne Randall.

24. Milton Selzer

Actor | Sid and Nancy

Possessing one of TV's more identifiable mugs, Jewish-American character actor Milton Selzer was here, there and everywhere in the 1960s and 1970s, playing a host of usually unsympathetic mobsters, gamblers, and crooks with a sad, almost pathetic quality in about every popular crime story offered, ...

25. Peter Barkworth

Actor | Where Eagles Dare

Peter Barkworth was born on January 14, 1929 in Margate, Kent, England as Peter Wynn Barkworth. He was an actor, known for Where Eagles Dare (1968), Patton (1970) and BBC2 Play of the Week (1977). He died on October 21, 2006 in Hampstead, London, England.

26. Raúl Rossi

Actor | Todo el año es Navidad

Raúl Rossi was born on June 25, 1925 in Argentina as Raúl Luis Rossi Zucchi. He was an actor, known for Todo el año es Navidad (1960), Me llaman Gorrión (1972) and The Strange Lady (1989). He died on October 21, 1993 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

27. Raymond Hatton

Actor | The Kansas Terrors

The son of a physician, Raymond Hatton entered films in 1909, eventually appearing in almost 500 other pictures. In early silents he formed a comedy team with big, burly Wallace Beery. He was best known as the tobacco-chewing, rip-snorting Rusty Joslin in the Three Mesquiteers series. He was also ...

28. Robert Winley

Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Robert Winley was born on December 9, 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Near Dark (1987) and Joy Ride (2001). He died on October 21, 2001 in Costa Mesa, California, USA.

30. Rosemary Leach

Actress | A Room with a View

English character actress with a penchant for genteel aristocrats and kindly mothers. The daughter of teachers, she "spent some time selling shoes in Reading" before entering the acting profession. Aged eighteen, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made her debut in repertory ...

31. Sandy West

Soundtrack | The Runaways

Drummer, singer, songwriter and guitarist Sandy West was born as Sandy Pesavento on July 10, 1959 in Long Beach, California and was raised in Huntington Beach. The most athletic of seven sisters, Sandy was an avid surfer and water skier. West began playing the violin as a kid, but soon switched to ...

32. Shannon Hoon

Soundtrack | Without a Paddle

Shannon Hoon was born on September 26, 1967 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA as Richard Shannon Hoon. He was married to Lisa Crouse. He died on October 21, 1995 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

33. Tara Correa-McMullen

Actress | Rebound

Tara Correa-McMullen was born on May 24, 1989 in Westminster, Vermont, USA as Shalvah McMullen. She was an actress, known for Rebound (2005), Judging Amy (1999) and Zoey 101 (2005). She died on October 21, 2005 in Inglewood, California, USA.



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