Deaths: April 25

by bcampos862 | created - 26 Apr 2017 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. Bea Arthur

Actress | The Golden Girls

Actress-comedienne Bea Arthur was born Bernice Frankel on May 13, 1922 in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Maryland, where her parents ran a dress shop. At 12 years old, she was the tallest girl in her school at 5'9".

She earned the title of "Wittiest Girl" in her school, and her ...

2. Agustín Irusta

Actor | La guitarra de Gardel

Agustín Irusta was born on August 28, 1902 in Rosario, Santa Fé, Argentina. He was an actor and composer, known for La guitarra de Gardel (1949), The Other One (1946) and Boliche (1933). He died on April 24, 1987 in Caracas, Venezuela.

3. Albert Paulsen

Actor | The Manchurian Candidate

Albert Paulsen's pronounced accent and clipped manner may have marked him as German, Austrian or some East European nationality--roles he played often--but he was actually born in Guyaquil, Ecuador, in 1925. Although he did appear in some films and on stage, he was mainly a television actor, with ...

4. Alexander Knox

Actor | Wilson

A Presbyterian minister's son, softly-spoken, intellectual-looking Alexander Knox received his education from the University of Western Ontario where he studied English literature. An excellent elocutionist (a member of the university's Hesperian Club) he had his first fling with dramatic acting ...

5. Anita Louise

Actress | The Little Princess

An actress from the age of 6, Anita appeared with Walter Hampden in the Broadway production of Peter Ibbetson. As a juvenile actor, Anita used the name Louise Fremault and made her film debut at 9 in the film The Sixth Commandment (1924). She continued to make films as a child actor, and in 1929, ...

6. Art Fleming

Self | Airplane II: The Sequel

Art Fleming was born on May 1, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Arturo Volk Fazzini. He was an actor, known for Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), International Detective (1959) and A Hatful of Rain (1957). He was married to Rebecca Lynn, Peggy Ann Ellis and Mildred Lauretta Goodrich. He died ...

7. Ben Molar

Music_department | Fascinación

Ben Molar was born on October 3, 1915 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Moisés Smolarchik Brenner. He died on April 25, 2015 in Buenos Aires.

8. Bobby Pickett

Soundtrack | Love, Simon

Bobby Pickett was born on February 11, 1938 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA as Robert George Pickett. He died on April 25, 2007 in West Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. Calep Emphrey Jr.

Actor | Heart and Souls

Calep Emphrey Jr. was born on May 1, 1949 in Greenville, Mississippi, USA as Calep H. Emphrey Jr. He was an actor, known for Heart and Souls (1993). He was married to Bernadine Hinton. He died on April 25, 2017 in Greenville.

10. Carol Reed

Director | The Third Man

Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Arts Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. ...

11. Constance Collier

Actress | Rope

In a career that covered six decades, Constance Collier evolved into one of Broadway and London's finest tragediennes during the first half of the 1900s. While the regal, dark-featured beauty who bore classic Romanesque features enjoyed a transcontinental career like a number of her contemporaries,...

12. David Langton

Actor | The Avengers

His father, a wine importer loved the theatre and encouraged his acting ambitions and got him his first job at 16 touring with a Shakespearean company painting scenery and doing walk on parts. His mother disapproved thinking it wasn't a job for a respectable middle class young man. By 1939 he'd ...

13. Dexter Gordon

Soundtrack | 'Round Midnight

Dexter Gordon was considered one of the greatest jazz saxophonists ever, During his heyday, namely `45-`80, he played tenor sax with many of the all-time jazz greats, including Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Billy Eckstine and many others. In the 60s, he left his vices behind and created some ...

14. Dick Wesson

Actor | Destination Moon

One of the most recognisable character actors of the 1950s, Boston Massachusetts-born Dick Wesson began his career with his older brother, Gene Wesson, in a comedy act that made the rounds of the nightclub circuit. He made his film debut in the sci-fi classic Destination Moon (1950), and spent his ...

15. Don Mankiewicz

Writer | Rosetti and Ryan

Donald Mankiewicz was born in Berlin into an illustrious creative family, his father being the screen-writer Herman Mankiewicz and his uncle film director Joseph Mankiewicz, whilst his brother Frank would also distinguish himself as a journalist. Brought up in Beverly Hills - where his parents' ...

16. Don Wilson

Actor | Behind the Mike

Don Wilson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. Not much is known about his early life but what is known is that he played football for the University of Colorado in the 1920's. Wilson began his radio career as a singer in Denver's radio station, KFEL, in 1923. In 1929, he started working at radio ...

17. Dorothy Provine

Actress | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Flashy, leggy, bouffant blonde Dorothy Provine was a solid screen representation of the Kennedyesque era when life seemed so full of fun, so innocent and so optimistic. This sparkling beauty also gave TV audiences a double dose blast to the past via her popular co-starring roles on late 50s/early ...

18. Edith MacArthur

Actress | Rob Roy

Edith MacArthur was born on March 8, 1926 in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland. She was an actress, known for Rob Roy (1977), Sunset Song (1971) and The Omega Factor (1979). She died on April 25, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

19. Emilio Salgari

Writer | I misteri della giungla nera

Had four children: Fatima, Romero, Omar and Nadir.

20. George Coulouris

Actor | Citizen Kane

The son of a Greek immigrant father (merchant) and an English mother, George Coulouris was educated at England's Manchester Grammar School. As an actor he was quite adept at playing villains, particularly wealthy businessmen, but he was just as suitable at playing nobler roles. A member of Orson ...

21. George Sanders

Actor | All About Eve

George Sanders was born of English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. He worked in a Birmingham textile mill, in the tobacco business and as a writer in advertising. He entered show business in London as a chorus boy, going from there to cabaret, radio and theatrical understudy. His film debut, in ...

22. Ginger Rogers

Actress | The Major and the Minor

Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped ...

23. Gregorio Casal

Actor | Chanoc en las garras de las fieras

Gregorio Casal was born on July 13, 1935 in San Miguel el Alto, Jalisco, Mexico as Jose De Jesus Casillas Rabago. He was an actor and director, known for Chanoc en las garras de las fieras (1970), Chanoc contra el tigre y el vampiro (1972) and Mercenaries of Death (1983). He died on April 25, 2018 ...

24. Indra Devi

Self | You Bet Your Life

Indra Devi was born on May 12, 1899 in Riga, Russian Empire as Eugenie Peterson. She was married to Siegrid Knauer and Jan Strakaty. She died on April 25, 2002 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

25. Joe Wright

Actor | Silver Bullet

Joe Wright was born on January 28, 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Joseph Anthony Wright. He was an actor and writer, known for Silver Bullet (1985), Poison Ivy (1985) and Shock Therapy TV (2011). He died on April 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

26. Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes

Soundtrack | Space Cowboys

Controversial, flamboyant, and spontaneous are probably the best words to describe Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Born in Philadelphia, and raised throughout the world as the daughter of a U.S. Army serviceman, Lisa Lopes became one of the most important trendsetters in the 1990s music scene. After ...

27. Margarita Xirgu

Actress | El beso de la muerte

Margarita Xirgu was born on June 18, 1888 in Molins de Rei, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Margarita Xirgu I Subirà. She was an actress, known for El beso de la muerte (1917), Blood Wedding (1938) and Violante (1907). She was married to Josep Arnall. She died on April 25, 1969 in Montevideo, ...

28. Michael Anderson

Director | Logan's Run

London-born Michael Anderson began his career in films as an office boy at Elstree studios. By 1938, he had progressed up the ladder to become assistant director for distinguished film makers Noël Coward, David Lean and Anthony Asquith. Shortly after, during wartime with the Royal Signals Corps (...

29. Michael Bryant

Actor | Nicholas and Alexandra

Michael Bryant was born on April 5, 1928 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Hamlet (1996) and A Night to Remember (1958). He was married to Judith Coke and Josephine Martin. He died on April 25, 2002 in Richmond, London.

30. Michele Alboreto

Self | Formula 1

Michele Alboreto was born on December 23, 1956 in Milan, Italy. He was married to Nadia Astorri. He died on April 25, 2001 in Klettwitz, Germany.

31. Murray Matheson

Actor | Twilight Zone: The Movie

Urbane, grey-eyed, silver-haired Australian-born character actor, notable for his smooth manner and clipped upper-class English diction. A grazier's son, Matheson first worked as a clerk in a bank in Geelong, Victoria. However, his overriding ambition to become an actor caused him to abscond to ...

32. Olga Grey

Actress | Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

Olga Grey was born on November 10, 1896 in Budapest, Hungary as Anushka Zacsek. She was an actress, known for Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916), A Bold Impersonation (1915) and His Lesson (1915). She died on April 25, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. Paul L. Smith

Actor | Popeye

Paul L. Smith was born on June 24, 1936 in Everett, Massachusetts, USA as Paul Lawrence Smith. He was an actor and director, known for Popeye (1980), Maverick (1994) and Dune (1984). He was married to Eve. He died on April 25, 2012 in Ra'anana, Israel.

34. Remo Belli

Sound_department | Il sogno della farfalla

Remo Belli was born on June 22, 1927 in Mishawaka, Indiana, USA as Remo Delmo Belli. He is known for his work on Il sogno della farfalla (1994), Leo Sonnyboy (1989) and Ti ho incontrata domani (1989). He died on April 25, 2016 in Pasadena, California, USA.

35. Richard Benedict

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Actor/director Richard Benedict was born Joseph Sciurba in Sicily. He came to the US with his family when he was seven. He was a prizefighter before journeying to Hollywood to break into the movies. His stocky, somewhat menacing appearance got him tough-guy and henchman roles, although he did get ...

36. Richard Haydn

Actor | The Sound of Music

Inimitable London-born character actor, noted for his put-on nasal delivery and pompous, fussy manner. Richard Haydn had a laborious start to his show business career, selling tickets in the box office of London's Daly Theatre. This was followed by an unsuccessful stint with a comedy act in musical...

37. Rosita Moreno

Actress | El último varon sobre la Tierra

Rosita Moreno was born on March 18, 1907 in Madrid, Spain as Gabriela Carmen Victoria Viñolas Moreno. She is known for her work on El último varon sobre la Tierra (1933), Tango Bar (1935) and De la sartén al fuego (1935). She was married to Shauer, Melville. She died on April 25, 1993...

38. Sasha Lakovic

Actor | Miracle

Has played 37 career NHL games with the Calgary Flames and the New Jersey Devils.

Played in various leagues as the East Coast Hockey League, International Hockey League, Roller Hockey International, and the West Coast Hockey League on his way to the NHL.

39. Saul Bass

Director | Why Man Creates

Saul Bass was born in New York City in 1920 and is a widely acclaimed graphic designer with a career spanning over 40 years. Among his most famous works are the title sequences for such classic films as The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), North by Northwest (1959), and Psycho (1960). Bass used his ...

41. Tito Vilanova

Self | 2012-2013 UEFA Champions League

Tito Vilanova was born on September 17, 1968 in Bellcaire d'Empordà, Girona, Catalonia, Spain as Francesc Vilanova i Bayó. He was married to Montse Chaure. He died on April 25, 2014 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia.

42. Virginia Gibson

Actress | Funny Face

Virginia Gibson was born on April 9, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Virginia Gorski. She was an actress, known for Funny Face (1957), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Stop, You're Killing Me (1952). She died on April 25, 2013 in Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA.



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