Deaths: May 4

by bcampos862 | created - 04 May 2017 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

1. Ellen Albertini Dow

Actress | The Wedding Singer

The multifaceted Ellen Albertini was a student of dance and piano at the age of five, and obtained a B.A. and M.A. in theater from Cornell University. She moved to New York, and studied and worked with the legendary likes of Hanya Holm, Martha Graham, Michael Shurtleff, Uta Hagen, Marcel Marceau, ...

2. Abi Ofarim

Soundtrack | Walk on Water

Abi Ofarim was born on October 5, 1937 in Safed, Palestine as Abraham Reichstadt. He was an actor, known for Walk on Water (2004), Mein Kind, Lieder von und mit Anja Hauptmann (1976) and Blazing Sand (1960). He was married to Sandra and Esther Ofarim. He died on May 4, 2018 in Munich, Germany.

3. Adam Yauch

Soundtrack | Star Trek Beyond

Adam Yauch, an only child, was born on August 5, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Frances and Noel Yauch, who is a painter and architect. His father was Catholic (of Irish, German, and French descent) and his mother was Jewish. Adam attended Edward R. Murrow High School in the Midwood ...

4. Alejandra Boero

Actress | Todo sol es amargo

Alejandra Boero was born on December 9, 1918 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an actress, known for Todo sol es amargo (1966), The Film (1975) and Don Segundo Sombra (1969). She died on May 4, 2006 in Buenos Aires.

5. Alvy Moore

Actor | Kaze no tani no Naushika

Comic light actor in U.S. films and TV. Born in Vincennes and raised in Terre Haute, IN, Moore studied drama at Indiana State Teachers College before serving in the Marines in WWII. He had a tough time breaking into movies, although he performed in local and regional live theatre. He finally found ...

6. Ángel de Andrés López

Actor | Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"

Ángel de Andrés López was born on October 23, 1951 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. He was an actor, known for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Tapas (2005) and Baton Rouge (1988). He was married to Milena Montes. He died on May 4, 2016 in Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid.

7. Ashley McNeely

Self | A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila

Ashley McNeely died on May 4, 2017 in Beckley, West Virginia, USA.

8. Beryl Te Wiata

Actress | Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Beryl Te Wiata was born on April 15, 1925 in Christchurch, New Zealand as Beryl Margaret McMillan. She was an actress, known for Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995), Outrageous Fortune (2005) and Strange Behavior (1981). She was married to Inia Te Wiata. She died on May 4, 2017.

9. Bobbie Louise Hawkins

Self | Here Is Something Beautiful (Etc.

Bobbie Louise Hawkins was born on July 11, 1930 in Abilene, Texas, USA. She was married to Robert Creeley and Olaf Hoeck. She died on May 4, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

10. Cathryn Damon

Actress | Soap

Cathryn Damon was born on September 11, 1930 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Cathryn Lee Damon. She was an actress, known for Soap (1977), She's Having a Baby (1988) and Webster (1983). She died on May 4, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11. Cathy Godbold

Actress | Home and Away

Cathy Godbold is an actress, known for Newlyweds (1993), The Saddle Club (2001), Home and Away (1988) and The King (TV Movie) (2007) where she played her mother. Godbold is the daughter of television personality Rosemary Margan.

Her first appearance was in More Winners: His Master's Ghost (TV Movie)...

12. César Portillo de la Luz

Soundtrack | Plauto, recuerdo distorsionado de un tonto eventual

César Portillo de la Luz was born on October 31, 1922 in Havana, Cuba. He died on May 4, 2013 in Havana.

13. Diana Dors

Actress | The Long Haul

Diana Dors was born Diana Mary Fluck on October 23, 1931 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. She and her mother both nearly died from the traumatic birth. Because of the trauma, her mother lavished on Diana anything and everything she wanted--clothes, toys and dance lessons were the order of the day. ...

14. Dick Ayers

Writer | Union Jack

Dick Ayers was born on April 28, 1924 in Ossining, New York, USA as Richard Bache Ayers. He was a writer, known for Suspense (1949), With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010) and Fantastic Forum (2007). He died on May 4, 2014 in White Plains, New York.

15. Dom DeLuise

Actor | The Secret of NIMH

As might be said for the late and great comedians Harvey Korman and Madeline Kahn, it seems that Mel Brooks was the only director on the planet who knew how to best utilize this funnyman's talents on film. Brooks once quipped that, whenever he hired Dom DeLuise for one of his films, he would ...

16. Ed Bakey

Actor | The Philadelphia Experiment

Ed Bakey was born on November 13, 1925 in Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA as William Edward Baekey. He was an actor, known for The Philadelphia Experiment (1984), The Sting (1973) and Centennial (1978). He was married to Anita Susemihl Bakey. He died on May 4, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

17. Edwin Sherin

Producer | Law & Order

Edwin Sherin was born on January 15, 1930 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). He was married to Jane Alexander and Pamela Nichol Vevers. He died on ...

18. Elizabeth Russell

Actress | The Corpse Vanishes

Elizabeth Russell was born on August 2, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is known for her work on The Corpse Vanishes (1942), Hitler's Madman (1943) and So's Your Aunt Emma! (1942). She died on May 4, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

19. Harry Earles

Actor | Freaks

Harry/Kurt (stage name/real name) came over to the U.S. from Germany around 1915 with his sister, Grace/Freida. Once they arrived, they worked for a man named Earles, at which time they adopted his last name. in the early 1920's, their sister Daisy/Hilda joined them and in the mid- to late- 1920's,...

20. Hugh Gillin

Actor | Psycho III

Hugh Gillin was born on July 14, 1925 in Galesburg, Illinois, USA as Hugh Clair Gillin Jr. He was an actor, known for Psycho III (1986), Back to the Future Part III (1990) and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988). He was married to Janet R Mackey and Mary Constance Nettels. He died on May 4, 2004 in...

21. Jane Randolph

Actress | Cat People

Poised and pretty actress Jane Randolph was briefly in the limelight during the 1940s. Born in Ohio in 1919, Jane grew up in Indiana. A couple of years after graduating from high school her interest in an acting career accelerated and she decided to move to Hollywood in 1939 to try her luck. She ...

22. Jesús Hermida

Director | Su turno

Jesús Hermida was born as Jesús Hermida Pineda. He was a director and actor, known for Su turno (1981), Por la mañana (1987) and Telemaratón 1997 (1997). He was married to Begoña Fernández and María Nieves. He died on March 4, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

23. Joe Holland

Director | Amberwaves

Joe Holland was born on July 21, 1961 in New York, USA as Peter Joseph Holland. He was an actor and director, known for Amberwaves (1994), Down Twisted (1987) and Deadly Nightmares (1983). He died on May 4, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

24. Junior Durkin

Actor | Tom Sawyer

Quiet, benign, blue-eyed, rangy-framed child/teen actor Junior Durkin, who was an absolute natural on film and possessed major "down home" appeal, showed strong promise in just the few 1930s films he appeared in. A fatal roadster accident quickly ended the dreams of this young "Henry Fonda" type ...

25. Katie Johnson

Actress | The Ladykillers

British character actress, on stage from 1894. Her many notable theatrical appearances include "Little Lord Fauntleroy" at the Prince's Theatre in Bristol, and, as Lady McClean, in "Escape Me Never" at the Apollo in London (1933) - a part she subsequently took to Broadway two years later. Until ...

26. Mario Machado

Actor | RoboCop 2

Mario Machado has been a fixture of television, film, and radio for over thirty years, and as a news anchor, reporter, narrator, actor, commentator, and producer, he has worked in virtually all aspects of broadcasting. Born in Shanghai, China of both Chinese and Portuguese ancestry, Mario made ...

27. Mary Murphy

Actress | The Wild One

This actress' two-decade career produced only one single stand-out film role but that one role as the "good girl" who redeems "bad boy" Marlon Brando's tough biker in the cult flick The Wild One (1953) put Mary Murphy at the head of the acting class for one brief shining moment. In others, she ...

28. Michael Taliferro

Actor | Life

Michael Taliferro was born on August 23, 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Life (1999), The Replacements (2000) and Bad Boys (1995). He died on May 4, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Moe Howard

Actor | The Three Stooges Meet Hercules

Moe Howard, the "Boss Stooge" and brother of Stooges Curly Howard and Shemp Howard, began his acting career in 1909 by playing bit roles in silent Vitagraph films. At 17 he joined a troupe working on a showboat and also appeared in several two-reel comedy shorts. In 1922 he, brother Shemp and Larry...

30. Sada Thompson

Actress | Family

Renowned and highly respected actress Sada Thompson has earned critical acclaim both on stage and TV for her noble, strong-minded matrons, but her more challenging and compelling work has come when her characters have displayed darker, more neurotic tones.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the ...

32. Shûji Terayama

Writer | Saraba hakobune

Terayama Shuji was born the only son of Terayama Hachiro and Terayama Hatsu in Hirosaki City, Aomori on December 10th, 1935; but his birth and name were officially registered on January 10th, 1936. His father, an officer in the "thought police", leaves for the Pacific War in early 1941. He dies in ...

33. Tatyana Samoylova

Actress | Letyat zhuravli

Tatiana Samoilova (Tatyana Samojlova) is a Russian film actress known for the leading roles in The Cranes Are Flying (1957) and Anna Karenina (1967).

She was born Tatiana Evgenievna Samoilova on May 4, 1934, in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia. Her father, Evgeniy Samoylov, was a notable Russian ...

34. Todd Starke

Actor | The Doris Day Show

Todd Starke was born on December 19, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Todd Thomas Starke. He was an actor, known for The Doris Day Show (1968), Angel in My Pocket (1969) and Adam-12 (1968). He died on May 4, 1983 in Los Angeles.

35. Victor Lanoux

Actor | Cousin cousine

Victor Lanoux was born on June 18, 1936 in Paris, France as Victor Robert Nataf. He was an actor and writer, known for Cousin cousine (1975), National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) and Le théâtre de la jeunesse (1960). He was married to Véronique Langlois and Nicole. He died on ...

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