Deaths: May 1

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1. Mabel Karr

Actress | La lengua asesina

Mabel Campolongo Jaime, artistically known as Mabel Karr, was an Argentinian actress with resident in Spain. She was born in Buenos Aires, where she worked as a model, actress of photo stories and in the Argentinian TV. In 1958, she moved to Spain to participate in the movie Red Cross Girls (1958) ...

2. Anatoli Aleksin

Writer | Nakanune premiery

Anatoli Aleksin was born on August 3, 1924 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Anatoli Georgiyevich Goberman. He was a writer and actor, known for Nakanune premiery (1978), Fotografii na stene (1978) and Ya vam pishu... (1959). He was married to Tatiana Evseevna Alexina Feinberg. He died on May 1, 2017 in ...

3. Andrew Colmar

Actor | It's a Man's World

Andrew Colmar was born on June 23, 1939. He was an actor, known for It's a Man's World (1962), Shannon (1961) and Ensign O'Toole (1962). He died on May 1, 1983 in New York City, New York, USA.

4. Ayrton Senna

Self | Formula 1

Ayrton Senna da Silva was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil to a wealthy family. When he was four years old his father Milton bought him a go-kart, and by age eight Ayrton was regularly competing in karting events. His career progressed quickly, and in 1982 he moved to England to pursue his racing. In 1984...

5. Bernard Archard

Actor | Krull

Tall, incisive, aquiline-featured British character actor. Born in Fulham, London, Archard won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1938. The following year, he made his stage debut opposite Jessica Tandy in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, at the Regent's Park Theatre. A ...

6. Betsy Jones-Moreland

Actress | Last Woman on Earth

Betsy Jones-Moreland once said that she never decided to be an actress, it just happened, one step after the other, and that she resisted all the way. She started out doing office work in New York, working for the organization that owned TV shows like Gabby Hayes and Howdy Doody. To overcome ...

7. Bo Widerberg

Director | Ådalen 31

Bo Widerberg was born on June 8, 1930 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden as Bo Gunnar Widerberg. He was a director and writer, known for Adalen 31 (1969), All Things Fair (1995) and Kärlek 65 (1965). He was married to Vanja Nettelbladt and Ann-Mari Björklund. He died on May 1, 1997 in Ängelholm, ...

8. Bob Woffinden

Producer | True Stories

Bob Woffinden was born on January 31, 1948 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England as Robert Woffinden. He is known for his work on True Stories (1988), Fred Dinenage Murder Casebook (2011) and The Media Show (1987). He was previously married to Anne.

9. Bruce Hampton

Actor | Sling Blade

Bruce Hampton was born on April 30, 1947 as Gustav Valentine Berglund III. He was an actor, known for Sling Blade (1996), Here Comes Rusty (2016) and Gilda Sue Rosenstern: The Motion Picture! (2018). He died on May 1, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

10. Colomba

Actress | La toma

Colomba was born on October 24, 1931 in Córdoba, Argentina as Nélida Teresa Colomba. She was an actress, known for La toma (2000), Tocá para mí (2001) and Canuto Cañete y los 40 ladrones (1964). She died on May 1, 2004 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

11. Danny Aiello III

Stunts | The Box

Danny Aiello was an accomplished producer and director with twenty-five years experience in the industry, receiving considerable notice as one of New York's finest up-and-coming filmmakers. He most recently produced and directed: 18 Shades of Dust (1999), a feature film nominated at the London Film...

12. Danny Gans

Actor | Bull Durham

Danny's childhood dream was to play third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. After high school, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals. The Chicago White Sox drafted Danny after college, where he was an All-American at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His professional baseball player until an injury ...

13. Douglass Watson

Actor | Another World

Douglass Watson was born on February 24, 1921 in Jackson, Georgia, USA as Larkin Douglass Watson III. He was an actor, known for Another World (1964), The Money Pit (1986) and Julius Caesar (1953). He was married to Eugenia Laring-Clark. He died on May 1, 1989 in Arizona, USA.

14. Eli Woods

Actor | Mr. H Is Late

Eli Woods was born on January 11, 1923 in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England as Jack Casey. He was an actor, known for Mr. H Is Late (1988), Little Dorrit (1987) and Spender (1991). He was married to Pamela. He died on May 1, 2014 in Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, England.

15. Glenda Farrell

Actress | Mystery of the Wax Museum

Glenda Farrell began as the archetypal wisecracking blonde in 1930s gangland films like Little Caesar (1931) and I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932). Diminutive, grey-eyed and undeniably sassy, she was a seasoned performer long before Warner Brothers snapped her up as a contract player in 1929...

16. Gogó Andreu

Actor | Vidas robadas

Gogó Andreu was born on July 27, 1919 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Ricardo César Andreu. He was an actor and composer, known for Vidas robadas (2008), P'al otro lado (1942) and The Soul of the Accordion (1935). He was married to Rosita Gamas. He died on May 1, 2012 in Buenos Aires.

17. Grace Lee Whitney

Actress | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Grace Lee Whitney was a versatile actress and vocalist born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Beginning as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio, she soon opened in nightclubs for Billie Holiday and Buddy Rich, and toured with the Spike Jones and Fred Waring Bands. Grace debuted on Broadway in "Top Banana",...

18. Grant Mitchell

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

You would think stage and film veteran Grant Mitchell was born to play stern authoritarians; his father after all was General John Grant Mitchell. But Mitchell would actually be better known for his portrayals of harangued husbands, bemused dads and bilious executives in 30s and 40s films. Born in ...

19. Guy Williams

Actor | Lost in Space

An exceptionally handsome and charismatic performer with a serene baritone voice, Guy Williams was born Armand Joseph Catalano (nicknamed "Armando" by his family) of Italian parentage in New York City on January 14, 1924. The elder child of an insurance broker (he had a younger sister, Valerie), he...

20. Helen Wagner

Actress | As the World Turns

Helen Wagner was born on September 3, 1918 in Lubbock, Texas, USA. She was an actress, known for As the World Turns (1956), Inner Sanctum (1954) and Valiant Lady (1953). She was married to Robert Willey. She died on May 1, 2010 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA.

21. Henry Levin

Director | April Love

A former stage actor and director, Henry Levin had a long and prolific career in films. Entering the business in 1943 as a dialogue director, he graduated to directing features the next year, and turned out films in just about every genre over the next 36 years. His heyday was in the 1960s, when he...

22. Hugo Peretti

Soundtrack | Blue Hawaii

In 1968 founded, w/Luigi Creatore and Joseph E. Levine, Avco-Embassy Records (later changed to Avco Records).

23. Hylda Baker

Actress | Oliver!

This dark-haired barrel-shaped comedienne and character actress was the daughter of a Lancashire comedian. She made her professional stage debut in 1915 aged 10 and toured for decades in variety and second rank revues, several of which she produced herself. She had a reputation for being difficult ...

24. Iris Alonso

Actress | Un idilio de estación

Iris Alonso was born on September 18, 1928 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is an actress, known for Un idilio de estación (1978), Un día 32 en San Telmo (1980) and Mis cinco hijos (1948). She was previously married to Ernesto Bianco.

25. Javier Aller


Javier Aller was born on April 20, 1972 in Madrid, Spain. He is known for his work on Mama (2013), Kibris: La ley del equilibrio (2005) and Mortadelo & Filemon: The Big Adventure (2003). He died on May 1, 2018 in Madrid.

26. Jim Hager

Self | Hee Haw

Jim Hager was born on August 30, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Hee Haw (1969), The Bionic Woman (1976) and Twin Detectives (1976). He died on May 1, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

27. John Starks

Soundtrack | Jerry Maguire

JOHN "JABO" STARKS is perhaps best known in his role as drummer of The James Brown Band for many years.He was one of the key figures in the creation of Funk music, and had played on many of James Brown's hit records in the 1960's and 1970's . Prior to playing for Brown, he was the drummer for ...

28. Juan Formell

Composer | El Benny

Juan Formell was born on August 2, 1942 in Havana, Cuba as Juan Climaco Formell Cortina. He was a composer, known for El Benny (2006), Lantana (2001) and Los pájaros tirándole a la escopeta (1984). He died on May 1, 2014 in Havana.

29. Luana Patten

Actress | Fun & Fancy Free

One of the first two contract players for Walt Disney Studios, she made her debut in Song of the South (1946) as a poor white child fascinated by the stories told by Uncle Remus. She made several more films as a child star, then left film for 8 years. She returned as an ingénue in Rock, Pretty Baby!...

30. Madeleine Lebeau

Actress | Casablanca

Madeleine Lebeau was born on June 10, 1923 in Antony, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Marie Madeleine Berthe Lebeau. She was an actress, known for Casablanca (1942), (1963) and Gentleman Jim (1942). She was married to Tullio Pinelli and Marcel Dalio. She died on May 1, 2016 in ...

31. Marc Rocco

Producer | The Jacket

Marc Rocco was born on June 19, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Marc Daniel King. He was a producer and director, known for The Jacket (2005), Where the Day Takes You (1992) and Murder in the First (1995). He was married to Lisa Rocco. He died on May 1, 2009 in Northridge, California.

32. Margaret Sheridan

Actress | The Thing from Another World

Margaret Sheridan was born on October 29, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Margaret Elizabeth Sheridan. She was an actress, known for The Thing from Another World (1951), I, the Jury (1953) and The Diamond Wizard (1954). She was married to Paul Wellington Wildman and William F. Pattison. She...

33. María Elena Velasco

Actress | ¡El que no corre... vuela!

María Elena Velasco Fragoso, known to the Mexican cinema as "La India María", was born on December 17, 1940 in Puebla, Mexico. Velasco's first film role was in the film, Ruletero a toda marcha (1962), as a nurse. She also appeared in another uncredited role in the film El rey del tomate (1963), ...

34. Max Berru

Self | The Resurrection of Victor Jara

Max Berru was born as Max Berrú Carrión.

35. Nelson Gidding

Writer | The Andromeda Strain

Born in New York and educated at Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard, Nelson Gidding said that he had been interested in writing ever since he was a child and had a poem published in the Boy Scouts magazine ("That was as recently as the mid-'20s!" he laughed). A POW during World War II, Gidding ...

36. Nito Mores

Actor | Claudia y yo

Nito Mores was born on August 11, 1944 in Montevideo, Uruguay as Mariano Alberto Martínez Moraguiz. He was an actor, known for Claudia y yo (1973) and Sucedió en el fantástico circo Tihany (1981). He was married to Claudia Mores. He died on May 1, 1984 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

37. Paolo Stoppa

Actor | Il marchese del Grillo

Paolo Stoppa was born on June 16, 1906 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is known for his work on Il marchese del Grillo (1981), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and Rocco and His Brothers (1960). He died on May 1, 1988 in Rome.

38. Pierre Gaspard-Huit

Writer | Le capitaine Fracasse

Pierre Gaspard-Huit was born on November 29, 1917 in Libourne, Gironde, France as Jean Michel Pierre Gaspard Huit. He was a writer and director, known for Captain Fracasse (1961), Scheherazade (1963) and The Leatherstocking Tales (1969). He was married to Claudine Auger. He died on May 1, 2017 in ...

39. Richard Thorpe

Director | Knights of the Round Table

After working in vaudeville, on the stage and in early movies, Richard Thorpe launched his directing career in 1923. After directing dozens of low-budget comedies and westerns, his talents were recognized in the mid-'30s when he went to work for MGM. Studio chief Louis B. Mayer valued efficiency in...

40. Rob McConnell

Soundtrack | Talk to Me

Rob McConnell was born on February 14, 1935 in London, Ontario, Canada as Robert Murray Gordon McConnell. He was married to Anne Gibson and Margaret Bowman McConnell. He died on May 1, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario.

41. Salvador Striano

Actor | Al toque de clarín

Salvador Striano was born in 1899. He was an actor, known for At the Sound of the Bugle (1942). He died in May 1993 in Argentina.

42. Spike Jones

Soundtrack | Mr. Nobody

Spike Jones was born on December 14, 1911 in Long Beach, California, USA as Lindley Armstrong Jones. He was an actor, known for Mr. Nobody (2009), I.Q. (1994) and La bûche (1999). He was married to Helen Grayco and Patricia Middleton. He died on May 1, 1965 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, ...

43. Steve Reeves

Actor | Romolo e Remo

Though he did not possess a Herculean acting talent by any stretch, handsome bodybuilder Steve Reeves certainly had an enviable Herculean physique, and made plenty good use of it in Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960s portraying some of filmdom's most famous bronzed gods. Reeves was ...

44. Universo 2000

Self | Lucha a muerte

Universo 2000 was born as Andrés Reyes González.

45. Yueh Sun

Actor | Lung foo fung wan

Yueh Sun was born on October 26, 1930 in Yuyao, Zhejiang, China. He is known for his work on City on Fire (1987), Storm Over the Yangtse River (1969) and Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing? (1983). He was married to You Jingying. He died on May 1, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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