Deaths: May 20

by bcampos862 | created - 20 May 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Patricia Morison

Actress | Dressed to Kill

Woefully misused while in her prime screen years at Paramount during the late '30s and '40s, Patricia Morison, lovely and exotic with Rapunzel-like long, dark hair, nevertheless became a star in her own right -- as a supremely talented diva on the singing stage. Born on March 19, 1915, in New York ...

2. Barbara Murray

Actress | The Pallisers

A self-assured and stylish actress, Barbara Murray was born into a showbusiness family, the daughter of actors and granddaughter of professional ballroom dancers. She was first thrust into the limelight as a six year old, dancing in the family variety act. Barbara and her mother were evacuated to ...

3. Bill Gold

Self | This Is Gold

Bill Gold was an American graphic designer best known for thousands of film poster designs.

During his 70-year career he worked with some of Hollywood's greatest filmmakers, including Laurence Olivier, Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Elia Kazan, Ridley Scott, and many more. Among ...

4. Chassman

Actor | Los chicos crecen

Chassman was born in 1938 in Zárate, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for The Kids Grow Up (1976). He died on May 20, 1999 in Buenos Aires.

5. Dean Harens

Actor | Wonder Woman

Dean Harens was born on June 30, 1920 in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Wonder Woman (1975), Robert Montgomery Presents (1950) and The Outer Limits (1963). He was married to June Dayton. He died on May 20, 1996 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

6. Dieter Schnebel

Composer | Metamorphosen

Dieter Schnebel was born on March 14, 1930 in Lahr, Germany as Dieter Wolfgang Schnebel. He was an actor and composer, known for Metamorphosen (1992), Film über Nichts (1992) and Alpha Forum (1998). He was married to Iris von Kaschnitz and Camilla Riegger. He died on May 20, 2018 in Berlin, ...

7. Dorothy Neumann

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Dorothy Neumann was born on January 26, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Private Parts (1972) and The Undead (1957). She died on May 20, 1994 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

8. Emile Degelin

Director | Leven en dood op het land

Emile Degelin was born in 1926 in Diest, Belgium. Degelin spent his younger years doing photography. He went to the Ecole Nationale de Cinématographie in Paris to study. He achieved great distinction. Then he did internship in London at Arthur Elton and John Greerson, making Documentary films. Also...

9. George Memmoli

Actor | Mean Streets

George Memmoli was born on August 3, 1938 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Mean Streets (1973), Phantom of the Paradise (1974) and Rocky (1976). He died on May 20, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. Gilda Radner

Actress | Saturday Night Live

Gilda Radner was one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century, ranked with Lucille Ball and other comedy legends of the highest caliber. She was born on June 28, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, the younger of two children of Henrietta (Dworkin), a legal secretary, and Herman Radner, a ...

11. J.D. Cannon

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

John Donovan Cannon graduated from high school in his hometown of Salmon, Idaho, in 1940. His subsequent studies at the Academy of Dramatic Arts were interrupted as a result of wartime military service from 1942 to 1945. After the war, Cannon returned to New York to complete his training and acting...

12. Jackie Basehart

Actor | Il corsaro nero

Jackie Basehart was born on October 11, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, USA as John Anthony Carmine Michael Basehart. He was an actor, known for The Black Corsair (1976), The Inglorious Bastards (1978) and Un tè con Mussolini (1999). He died on May 20, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

13. Janet Edmonds

Actress | Anchor Zone

Janet Edmonds was born on July 23, 1966 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada as Janet Elaine Edmonds. She was an actress, known for Anchor Zone (1994), The Grand Seduction (2013) and Away from Everywhere (2016). She died on May 20, 2017 in St. John's.

14. Jimmy Dale

Composer | B.S. I Love You

Jimmy Dale was born on October 23, 1935 in London, England. He is known for his work on B.S. I Love You (1971), Nightcap (1963) and The Andy Williams Show (1969). He died on May 20, 2017.

15. Jon Pertwee

Actor | Doctor Who

Jon Pertwee is best known for his portrayal of the Third Doctor on the BBC's science-fiction television series Doctor Who (1963) from 1970 to 1974. He was also the first to play the role following the transition of BBC One from black and white to colour. His 60-year entertainment career included ...

17. Lucy Gordon

Actress | Spider-Man 3

Lucy Gordon was born on May 22, 1980 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. She was an actress, known for Spider-Man 3 (2007), The Four Feathers (2002) and Serendipity (2001). She died on May 20, 2009 in Paris, France.

18. Mario Mazzone

Self | Evita, otra mirada

Mario Mazzone was born on December 31, 1958 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He died on May 20, 2007 in Pilar, Buenos Aires.

19. Mary Ellen Trainor

Actress | The Goonies

Mary Ellen Trainor was born in Chicago, Illinois. She appeared in many feature-films of the 1980s, notable characters include, Elaine, the kidnapped sister of Kathleen Turner and the catalyst for the entire plot in Romancing the Stone (1984), Dr. Stephanie Woods (LA Police Psychiatrist) in in all ...

20. Peter Bull

Actor | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

He was born 21st March 1912 in London, the fourth son of Sir William James Bull M.P. and Lillian Heather Brandon. Educated at Winchester College, he started in journalism before studying for the stage with Elsie Fogerty and made his stage debut at London's Shaftsbury Theatre in As You Like It on ...

21. Ramón Chao

Self | El debate de la 2

Ramón Chao was born on July 21, 1935 in Vilalba, Terra Chá, Galicia, Spain as Ramón Luís Chao Rego. He was married to Felisa Ortega. He died on May 20, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

22. Randy Savage

Actor | Spider-Man

One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became a larger-than-life pop icon along with other wrestling superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka (aka "Superfly Jimmy Snuka"), Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock").

When ...

23. Ray Manzarek

Soundtrack | Strange Days

Ray Manzarek was born on February 12, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. He was married to Dorothy Manzarek. He died on May 20, 2013 in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany.

25. Robin Gibb

Soundtrack | Saturday Night Fever

Robin Gibb was born in 1949 on the Isle of Man, about half an hour before his twin brother Maurice. His parents, Barbara and Hugh, were both musical. Barbara sang and Hugh was a drummer and bandleader. Robin had four siblings - an older sister and brother, Lesley and Barry, twin Maurice and younger...

26. Rolf Sand

Actor | Volpone

Rolf Sand was born on February 21, 1921 in Kristiania, Norway as Rolf Ole Heier Sand. He was an actor, known for Volpone (1965), Bare et liv - historien om Fridtjof Nansen (1968) and Bussen (1961). He was married to Britt Elisabeth Joner. He died on May 20, 2018 in Baerum, Norway.

27. Rosanna Huffman

Actress | Babe

Rosanna Huffman was born on August 12, 1938 in Timblane, Pennsylvania, USA. She is known for her work on Babe (1995), Columbo (1971) and What About Bob? (1991). She was married to Richard Levinson. She died on May 20, 2016 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

28. Stephen Jay Gould

Self | Evolution

Stephen Jay Gould was born on September 10, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Evolution (2002), A Glorious Accident (1993) and The Infinite Voyage (1987). He was married to Rhonda Roland Shearer and Deborah Lee. He died on May 20, 2002 in New York City.

29. Thomas Botosan

Actor | Police Story

Thomas Botosan was born on March 18, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Police Story (1973), M*A*S*H (1972) and The New Adam-12 (1989). He died on May 20, 2017 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.

30. Tino Pascali

Actor | Verdad consecuencia

Tino Pascali was born on February 21, 1928 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Celestino Pascali. He was an actor and production designer, known for Verdad consecuencia (1996), El novicio rebelde (1968) and Vamos a soñar por el amor (1971). He died on May 20, 2005 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires.

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