Deaths: December 13

by bcampos862 | created - 13 Dec 2016 | updated - 06 Dec 2018 | Public

1. Lupe Velez

Actress | The Girl from Mexico

Lupe Velez was born on July 18, 1908, in San Luis de Potosi, Mexico, as Maria Guadalupe Villalobos Velez. She was sent to Texas at the age of 13 to live in a convent. She later admitted that she wasn't much of a student because she was so rambunctious. She had planned to become a champion ...

2. Alan Thicke

Soundtrack | Growing Pains

Alan Thicke was born on March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada as Alan Willis Jeffrey. He was married to Tanya Callau, Gina Marie Tolleson and Gloria Loring. He died on December 13, 2016 in Burbank, California, USA.

3. Barry Russo

Actor | Toma

Barry Russo was born on May 3, 1925 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA as John Russo. He was an actor and manager, known for Toma (1973), Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and Tombstone Territory (1957). He was married to Carol Thurston. He died on December 13, 2003 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

4. Béatrice Macola

Actress | Schindler's List

Béatrice Macola was born on December 2, 1965 in Verona, Veneto, Italy. She was an actress, known for Schindler's List (1993), Dr. M (1990) and Buck and the Magic Bracelet (1998). She died on December 13, 2001 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

5. Belén Persello

Actress | Atracción x4

Belén Persello was born on April 2, 1983 in Necochea, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina as María Belén Persello. She was an actress, known for Atracción x4 (2008), Mis amigos de siempre (2013) and Las 13 esposas de Wilson Fernández (2014). She died on December 13, 2017 in Buenos ...

6. Bruce Gray

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Most Canadians would know Bruce Gray as the star of the TV series Traders (Gemini Award), but most Americans would recognize him as the Father of the groom in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Although he began his acting career on stage in the 60s, he quickly moved into daytime dramas: contracted to ...

7. Cyril Delevanti

Actor | Soylent Green

Seasoned London-born character actor, who had a lengthy career in American films and on television. The son of an Anglo-Italian music professor, Cyril also had a secondary career in Hollywood as a respected drama coach, engaged by Douglas Fairbanks, James Craig, and others. He appears to have ...

8. Daniel Escobar

Actor | The Lizzie McGuire Movie

Daniel Escobar was born on April 9, 1964 in California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003), The Mexican (2001) and Blow (2001). He died on December 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

9. Enrique Morente

Soundtrack | Volver

Enrique Morente was born on December 25, 1942 in Granada, Granada, Andalucía, Spain as Enrique Morente Cotelo. He was married to Aurora Carbonell. He died on December 13, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.

10. Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman

Actor | Dances with Wolves

Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman was born on August 17, 1936 in Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, Roberts County, South Dakota, USA. He was an actor, known for Dances with Wolves (1990), Hidalgo (2004) and Dharma & Greg (1997). He was married to Rosie. He died on December 13, 2007 in Los Angeles, ...

11. George Regas

Actor | Beau Geste

Brother of actor Pedro Regas, George was a stage actor in Athens before coming to the U.S. as "Romeo" in a Grecian version of "Romeo and Juliet", which he performed in New York. Regas played character parts in numerous films, many of them uncredited. Regas often played Latinos, Native Americans or ...

12. Heather Angel

Actress | Alice in Wonderland

Heather Grace Angel was born in Oxford, England, on February 9, 1909. She dabbled on the stage for a time before coming to California to try her luck on the screen. Heather was 20 years old when she landed a bit part for the 1929 film, Bulldog Drummond (1929). Although she didn't know it at the ...

13. Jon Hall

Actor | Invisible Agent

Handsome, athletic leading man Jon Hall was the son of actor Felix Locher and a Tahitian princess. Hall was married three times, two of which were to entertainers: singer Frances Langford and actress Raquel Torres. His third wife was a psychiatrist. They married in 1969 and lived in Los Angeles ...

14. Juan Calderon

Producer | Domingos Herdez

Juan Calderon was born in 1936 in Malaga, Spain. He was a producer and actor, known for Domingos Herdez (1962), Variedades de medio día (1955) and TV Musical Ossart (1964). He died on December 13, 2011 in Mexico.

15. Kathy Staff

Actress | Mary Reilly

Kathy Staff was born on July 12, 1928 in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England as Minnie Higginbottom. She was an actress, known for Mary Reilly (1996), Last of the Summer Wine (1973) and Open All Hours (1976). She was married to John Staff. She died on December 13, 2008 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater ...

16. Keith Larsen

Actor | Night of the Witches

Keith Larsen was born on June 17, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Keith Larsen Burt. He was an actor and director, known for Night of the Witches (1970), Mission Batangas (1968) and Trap on Cougar Mountain (1972). He was married to Trang Thu Nguyen, Vera Miles and Susan Cummings. He died on ...

17. Leora Dana

Actress | Tora! Tora! Tora!

Character actress Leora Dana was born on April 1, 1923. She got a late start in acting, at age 33, with Williamsburg: The Story of a Patriot (1957) as Annie Fry. Although this fine actress made only 19 films, many were plum roles. One of the films where Leora stood out was Some Came Running (1958), ...

18. Lily Vicet

Actress | Breve cielo

Lily Vicet was born in 1926 in Germany. She was an actress, known for Brief Heaven (1969), Claim (2002) and In Love with Death (2005). She died on December 13, 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

19. Luis Cordara

Actor | El caso Laura

Luis Cordara was an actor. He died on December 13, 2003.

20. Margaret Livingston

Actress | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Margaret Livingston was born on November 25, 1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. She is known for her work on Sunrise (1927), God's Gift to Women (1931) and Seven Keys to Baldpate (1929). She was married to Paul Whiteman. She died on December 13, 1984 in Warrington, Pennsylvania, USA.

21. Martin Ransohoff

Producer | Dance of the Vampires

Martin Ransohoff was born on July 7, 1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Martin Nelson Ransohoff. He was a producer and writer, known for The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), Nightwing (1979) and Silver Streak (1976). He was married to Joan Marie Madgey and Nancy Hope Lundgren. He died on ...

22. Moyra Fraser

Actress | The Boy Friend

Moyra Fraser was born on December 3, 1923 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She was an actress, known for The Boy Friend (1971), Good Neighbors (1975) and As Time Goes By (1992). She was married to Roger John Lubbock and Douglas Chalmers Hutchinson Sutherland. She died on December 13, 2009 in ...

23. Phil Stern

Camera_department | 1941

Phil Stern was born on September 3, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Philip Stern. He is known for his work on 1941 (1979), Porgy and Bess (1959) and Once Bitten (1985). He was married to Rose Mae Lindou. He died on December 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

24. Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham

Actor | Junction 88

Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham was born on April 18, 1904 in Durham, North Carolina, USA. He was an actor, known for Junction 88 (1947), Mr. Smith Goes Ghost (1940) and House-Rent Party (1946). He was married to Bernice Penn, Marita L. Greene and Cecilia. He died on December 13, 1981 in New York City, New...

Pigmeat Markham

25. Rory O'Donoghue

Composer | The Aunty Jack Show

Rory O'Donoghue was born on May 13, 1949 in London, England. He was a composer and actor, known for The Aunty Jack Show (1972), Fatty Finn (1980) and Gentlemen Broncos (2009). He died on December 13, 2017 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

26. Rufe Davis

Actor | Saddlemates

Rufe Davis was born on December 2, 1908 in Vinson, Oklahoma, USA as Rufus Davidson. He was an actor, known for Saddlemates (1941), Raiders of the Range (1942) and Outlaws of Cherokee Trail (1941). He was married to Hermione Davidson. He died on December 13, 1974 in Torrance, California, USA.

27. Spencer Williams

Actor | Juke Joint

American actor, writer, director, and producer whose early pioneering work in African-American or "race" films was eclipsed in fame by his role as one of the title characters in the equally pioneering and also controversial 1950s sitcom The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951). A native of Vidalia, Louisiana, ...

28. Tim Moore

Actor | The Amos 'n Andy Show

Although Tim Moore will forever be known as "The Kingfish" in the pioneering series The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951), he was actually far better known for his career on the stage and as a comedian in vaudeville than he was for his film and television work. In fact, he had only made (as far as is known)...

29. Vanessa Greene

Writer | Star Trek: The Next Generation

London-born Greene moved to the U.S. when she was nineteen. At twenty-five years old, she produced her first prime-time network movie of the week in Los Angeles for CBS television. Over the last twenty years, Greene has developed, produced or executive-produced dozens of movies and mini-series for ...

30. Victor Sueiro

Writer | Amigos para la aventura

Victor Sueiro was born on February 9, 1943 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Manuel Víctor Carlos Sueiro. He was a writer, known for Amigos para la aventura (1978), Las locuras del profesor (1979) and Alberto Vilar, el indomable (1974). He was married to Rosa Costas (Rosita). He died on December 13, ...

31. Warrel Dane

Soundtrack | Lovesick: Sick Love

Warrel Dane was born on March 7, 1961 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Warrel George Baker. He was an actor, known for Lovesick: Sick Love (2004), Metalocalypse (2006) and MovieCops: Horns Up for Horror (2013). He died on December 13, 2017 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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