Deaths: March 21

by bcampos862 | created - 22 Mar 2017 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. Dack Rambo

Actor | Gunsmoke

Dack (given name Norman) and identical twin brother, Dirk Rambo (Orman), were born in sunny California in 1941. Dack's noticeable difference was a mole on his left cheek. Both happened upon an acting career, at age 21, after being discovered by Loretta Young for her TV show, while sitting in a ...

2. Alberta Watson

Actress | Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Alberta Watson, well known to television audiences for her Gemini award-nominated role as Madeline on La Femme Nikita (1997), enjoys a long and diverse career in television and film.

A native of Toronto, Watson began performing with a local theater group as a teenager. She received a Genie ...

3. Anna-Lisa

Actress | Black Saddle

Anna-Lisa was born on March 30, 1933 in Oslo, Norway as Anne Lise Ruud. She was an actress, known for Black Saddle (1959), The Search for the Evil One (1967) and Ben Casey (1961). She died on March 21, 2018 in Oslo.

4. Anthony Steel

Actor | The Master of Ballantrae

Known primarily in Britain for his many "matinée idol" roles during the 1950s, Anthony Steel is perhaps best remembered in Hollywood and elsewhere as the erstwhile husband of Anita Ekberg. His career never really took off in Hollywood; at one point during his marriage to Ms. Ekberg, he was referred...

5. Barney Martin

Actor | The Producers

Barney Martin was born on March 3, 1923 in Queens, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Producers (1967), Arthur (1981) and Seinfeld (1989). He was married to Catherine Martin. He died on March 21, 2005 in Studio City, California, USA.

6. Bobby Short

Soundtrack | Argo

Bobby Short was an attraction at Manhattan's Cafe Carlyle for three decades (he doubtless got his greatest exposure there in a scene from Woody Allen's film Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)). Short is the quintessential New Yorker, the Fred Astaire of saloon singers, an international icon of style and ...

7. Candy Darling

Actress | Women in Revolt

Candy Darling was born on November 24, 1944 in Long Island, New York, USA as James Lawrence Slattery. She was an actress, known for Women in Revolt (1971), Flesh (1968) and Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972). She died on March 21, 1974 in New York City, New York.

8. Carmen Vázquez Vigo

Actress | Un día perdido

Carmen Vázquez Vigo was born in 1923 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as María del Carmen Vázquez Vigo. She was an actress, known for Un día perdido (1955), Times of the Constitution (1979) and El diablo toca la flauta (1953). She was married to José María Forqué. She died on ...

9. Chuck Barris

Soundtrack | X: First Class

Chuck Barris was born on June 3, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Hirsch Barris. He was a producer, known for X-Men: First Class (2011), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) and The Gong Show (1976). He was married to Mary Clagett Kane, Robin Altman and Lynne ...

10. Colin Dexter

Writer | Endeavour

Colin Dexter was born on September 29, 1930 in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England as Norman Colin Dexter. He was a writer and actor, known for Endeavour (2012), Inspector Lewis (2006) and Inspector Morse (1987). He was married to Dorothy Cooper. He died on March 21, 2017 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, ...

11. Dean Paul Martin

Soundtrack | Hell Ride

The son of Rat Pack member Dean Martin, Dean Paul Martin initially showed interest in a singing career, and was also a talented tennis player, which served him well in his role opposite Ali McGraw in 1979's The Players. An avid pilot and a captain in the California Air National Guard, Martin was ...

12. Harry H. Corbett

Actor | Carry On Screaming!

Harry H Corbett (he added the "H" to avoid being confused with Sooty's friend) was born in Burma in 1925. His father was an officer in the army. His mother died when he was very young and he moved to England as a child and was brought up in Manchester by an aunt.

After his war service, he joined a ...

13. James Rebhorn

Actor | Independence Day

James Robert Rebhorn (September 1, 1948 - March 21, 2014) was an American actor who appeared in over 100 films, television series, and plays. At the time of his death, he had recurring roles in the current series White Collar and Homeland.

An early performance was in Butterflies are Free at the ...

14. John Cater

Actor | The Abominable Dr. Phibes

A masterful character actor who was in the first London season of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961 and who became a familiar face in countless television sitcoms and serials, notably as a core cast member in The Duchess of Duke Street in 1976.

In The Duchess, he played the enigmatic hall porter...

15. John Franklyn-Robbins

Actor | Emma

John Franklyn-Robbins was born on December 14, 1924 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. He was an actor, known for Emma (1996), The Golden Compass (2007) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He died on March 21, 2009 in London, England.

16. John Ireland

Actor | Red River

Born in Canada, John Ireland was raised in New York. Performing as a swimmer in a water carnival, he moved into the legitimate theater, often appearing in minor roles in Broadway plays. His first big break in pictures came in 1945 when he appeared as Windy the introspective letter-writing G.I. in ...

17. Juan Carlos de Seta

Actor | El Rafa

Juan Carlos de Seta was born on July 28, 1930 in Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for El Rafa (1981), Vivir con alegría (1979) and Detective de señoras (1990). He died in March 1990 in Buenos Aires.

18. Kinuyo Tanaka

Actress | Joyû Sumako no koi

Tanaka Kinuyo was a highly regarded and prolific actress best known for her films with director Mizoguchi Kenji. She was immersed in the world of film having received her start in the world of entertainment at age fourteen, being a filmmaker herself, being the cousin of director Kobayashi Masaki ...

19. Lili Damita

Actress | Fighting Caravans

Lili was a French Actress who is remembered more for who she married than the movies she appeared in. When the sound revolution came into Hollywood, the studio's scrambled to find actors who could speak lines and record well. It was at this time that Lili burst on the scene. While her accent would ...

20. Lilyan Tashman

Actress | The Matrimonial Bed

Lilyan Tashman was born on October 23, 1896, in Brooklyn, New York, to Rose (Cook) and Morris Tashman. Her parents were Jewish immigrants, her father from Bialystok, Poland, and her mother from Germany. After toying with some stage work, she made her film debut with Experience (1921). That was her ...

21. Macdonald Carey

Actor | Days of Our Lives

American film and television actor MacDonald Carey became famous for his role as Dr. Tom Horton on NBC's soap opera Days of Our Lives (1965). For three decades he was the centered cast member of the show.

His film career was from the 1940s-'60s, and he appeared mostly in second-features (aka "B" ...

22. Martha Wallner

Actress | Das Schloß

Martha Wallner was born on March 28, 1927 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress, known for The Castle (1968), An Einzeltischen (1968) and Hotel du Commerce (1963). She was married to Erich Auer. She died on March 21, 2018.

23. Michael Redgrave

Actor | The Lady Vanishes

Sir Michael Redgrave was of the generation of English actors that gave the world the legendary John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, Britain three fabled "Theatrical Knights" back in the days when a knighthood for thespian was far more rare than it is today. A superb actor, Redgrave ...

24. Michael Trubshawe

Actor | The Guns of Navarone

Michael Trubshawe was born on December 7, 1905 in Chichester, Sussex, England as Arthur Michael Temple Trubshawe. He was an actor, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Pink Panther (1963) and Brandy for the Parson (1952). He was married to Cecilia Tower and Margaret Louise McDougall. He died ...

25. Peter Brown

Actor | Foxy Brown

Peter Brown got into acting when he was in the army by organizing a theater group on base to occupy his spare time while stationed in Alaska. After his discharge he enrolled in the acting program at UCLA, and starting in the mid-1950s found employment in many of the western films and series being ...

26. Pinetop Perkins

Actor | The Blues Brothers

Pinetop Perkins was born on July 7, 1913 in Belzoni, Mississippi, USA as Joe Willie Perkins. He died on March 21, 2011 in Austin, Texas, USA.

27. Ricardo Larraín

Producer | La Frontera

Ricardo Larraín was born on April 27, 1957 in Santiago de Chile, Chile. He was a producer and director, known for La Frontera (1991), Pasos de baile (1997) and El entusiasmo (1998). He died on March 21, 2016 in Chile.

28. Robert Preston

Actor | The Music Man

American leading man of vast charisma, Robert Preston was the son of a garment worker and a record store clerk and grew up in Los Angeles. He was a trained musician, playing several instruments, and in high school became interested in theatre. He joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, taking ...

29. Robert Urquhart

Actor | The Curse of Frankenstein

The character actor Robert Urquhart was born in 1921 in Ullapool, Scotland. His stage debut came in 1947 and his film debut 5 years later. He worked steadily until the late 1980s in both film and television, usually playing the stalwart, dependable type. He became particularly well known on ...

31. Sally Kemp

Actress | Carry On Camping

Sally Kemp was born on February 7, 1933. She was an actress, known for Carry On Camping (1969), Dynasty (1981) and ABC Afterschool Specials (1972). She was married to Jor Van Kline, Howard Gossage and Paul Jenkins. She died on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles California, USA.

32. Tonino Guerra

Writer | Amarcord

Legendary Italian screenwriter was born Antonio Guerra on the 16th of March 1920 in Sant'Arcangelo, Italy, south of Ravenna. He wrote several short stories, poetry and novels and in 1956 his first screenplay "Man and Wolves" (co-written by Elio Petri) was directed by Giuseppe De Santis. Three years...

33. Victor Beaumont

Actor | Where Eagles Dare

Victor Beaumont was born on November 7, 1912 in Berlin, Germany. He is known for his work on Where Eagles Dare (1968), Moonbase 3 (1973) and The Loretta Young Show (1953). He died on March 21, 1977.



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