Deaths: May 24by bcampos862 | created - 24 May 2017 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
1. Jerry Maren
Actor | At the Circus
He took dancing lessons when he was young and aspired to be an actor. In November 1938, standing just three foot four, he met up with the Oz-bound group of little people in New York and went by bus to California. There he was chosen to be the Munchkin who hands Dorothy a welcoming lollipop.
2. Amado Nervo
Writer | Ileana, la mujer
Amado Nervo was born on August 27, 1870 in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico as Juan Crisóstomo Ruiz de Nervo y Ordaz. He was a writer, known for Ileana, la mujer (1966), La cruz y la espada (1934) and Un padre a toda máquina (1964). He was married to Ana Cecilia Luisa Dailliez. He died on August 24, ...
3. Asta Nielsen
Actress | Hamlet
Danish leading woman of German films who became one of the greatest stars of the silent era. A native of the Copenhagen suburb of Vesterbro, Nielsen was the daughter of a coppersmith and a washerwoman, both of whom died before Nielsen was fifteen. Her stage debut came as a child in the chorus of ...
Actor | Star Trek
Barry Atwater was born on May 16, 1918 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Garrett Atwater. He is known for his work on Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), One Step Beyond (1959) and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964). He died on May 24, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
6. Bobby Barber
Actor | Adventures of Superman
Bobby Barber was born on December 18, 1894 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Adventures of Superman (1952), The Abbott and Costello Show (1952) and Time to Expire (1929). He was married to Maxine. He died on May 24, 1976 in Seal Beach, California, USA.
Actor | Planet of the Apes
Buck Kartalian was born on August 13, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Vahe Kartalian. He was an actor, known for Planet of the Apes (1968), The Rock (1996) and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). He was married to Margaret Poloshjian and Mary E. Bannister. He died on May 24, 2016 in ...
8. Burt Kwouk
Actor | You Only Live Twice
Burt Kwouk was a British actor, he was best known for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films, and for play Mr Ling in the third James Bond film Goldfinger.
Kwouk was born in Warrington, but was brought up in Shanghai. He made his film debut in the 1957 film Windom's Way. In Goldfinger (1964) he ...
10. Denis Johnson
Writer | Hit Me
Denis Johnson, the acclaimed novelist, short story writer, poet and playwright, was born in Munich in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949 and raised in Tokyo, Manila, and Washington, D.C., the son of a U.S. State Department employee. A chronicler of substance abusers living at the margins of ...
11. Dick Martin
Producer | Laugh-In
Dick Martin, the comedian and television director who achieved TV immortality as the co-host of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) as the comic foil to straight man Dan Rowan, was born on January 30, 1922 in Battle Creek, Michigan. The young Martin was a writer for the popular radio sit-com "...
12. Duke Ellington
Composer | Anatomy of a Murder
Composer ("It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing", "Sophisticated Lady", "Mood Indigo", "Solitude", "In a Mellotone", "Satin Doll"), pianist and conductor, holder of an honorary music degree from Wilberforce University and an LHD from Milton College, Duke Ellington led his own orchestra ...
13. Ed Shaughnessy
Music_department | Heartbeeps
Ed Shaughnessy was born on January 29, 1929 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Edwin Thomas Shaughnessy. He is known for his work on Heartbeeps (1981), Satan in High Heels (1962) and Savages (1972). He was married to Ilene Woods. He died on May 24, 2013 in Calabasas, California, USA.
14. Edward Mulhare
Actor | Knight Rider
Suave Irish-born actor with resonant voice and a commanding presence, who made his theatrical debut in 'The First of Mrs.Fraser' (1942) at the age of 19 at the Cork Opera House. Nine years later, after spells with the Gate Theatre in Dublin and the Liverpool Repertory Company, Mulhare appeared in a ...
18. Eugenia Paul
Actress | Zorro
American actress and dancer, born one of four siblings in Dearborn, Michigan, and christened after Tchaikovsky's opera 'Eugene Onegin'. Her ancestry was Russian and her surname at birth (depending on which source you read) has been variously given as Popoff, Popov, Popova or Popoffon. In the mid-...
19. Gavin Muir
Actor | Night Tide
Hailing from Chicago (his birth has also been noted as late as 1907 which to the purpose would be too late), Gavin Muir had that sort of lean and hungry John Carradine face and slight build that begged for character villain parts. Indeed he was bit by the acting bug and started in regional theater ...
20. Guy Kibbee
Actor | Captain January
Beginning his show business career at age 13 as an entertainer on Mississippi riverboats, Guy Kibbee graduated to the legitimate stage and spent many years in the theater. In the 1930s he was signed by Warner Brothers, and became part of what was known as "the Warner Brothers Stock Company", a ...
21. Hermione Gingold
Actress | Gigi
One of stage, screen, radio and TV's most delightful, inimitable eccentrics, Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold was born the daughter of an upscale Austrian financier and English homemaker. She made her stage debut in 1908, thus beginning a long, commanding presence in London playing everything from ...
22. Jack Warner
Actor | Scrooge
Jack Warner started acting with the Sutton Amateur Dramatics Club after the end of World War I. From 1935, performed in cabaret at the London West End as half of the double act of Warner & Darnell. In addition to starring as Dixon of Dock Green (1955), which ran for over 20 years, he achieved ...
23. Jared Martin
Actor | War of the Worlds
Born in Manhattan, New York to Charles E. Martin, prolific cover artist and cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, and Florence Taylor, an artist and homemaker; Jared began acting at the age of thirteen when his parents gave him the choice of learning to play the piano or acting in the local ...
24. Joan Sanderson
Actress | The Great Muppet Caper
Joan Sanderson was a well known British television and stage actress. During several seasons at Stratford Upon Avon, she played the roles of Goneril in King Lear, Constance in King John, and Queen Margaret in Richard III. In a single season at the Old Vic she appeared in The Mousetrap, and in 1981 ...
26. Lee Rich
Producer | Passenger 57
Lee Rich was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to a banker and his wife. He graduated from the University of Athens with a marketing degree. During World War II Mr. Rich served in the United States Navy reaching the rank of Lieutenant.
Mr. Rich began his career in advertising as an office boy at Lord & ...
28. Mitzi Green
Actress | The Marriage Playground
Mitzi Green, also known as Mitze Green, was born Elizabeth Keno in The Bronx on October 22, 1920. At age 3, she began appearing in her parents' vaudeville act. In the early 1930s, she starred in several popular films with Paramount Pictures, including Tom Sawyer (1930) and Huckleberry Finn (1931). ...
30. Paul Birch
Actor | Queen of Outer Space
Paul Birch, born Paul Smith in Atmore, Alabama, died on Saturday, May 24, 1969, in St. George, Grenada. Stocky, barrel-chested, and gifted with a resonant baritone speaking voice, Birch was a veteran of 39 movies, 50 stage dramas and an untold number of television shows including the Hallmark Hall ...
32. Pepita Serrador
Actress | El camino de las llamas
Pepita Serrador was born on May 12, 1913 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Josefina Serrador Marí. She was an actress, known for The Road of the Llamas (1944), Women Who Work (1938) and A Woman from the Street (1939). She was married to Narciso Ibáñez Menta. She died on May 24, 1964 in Madrid, Spain.
33. Rachel Kempson
Actress | Out of Africa
Rachel Kempson, the matriarch of one of theatre and film's most famous acting dynasties, took rather a back seat to the attention placed on several of the others.
Rachel Kempson was born on 28 May, 1910, in Dartmouth, Devon, England, to Beatrice Hamilton (Ashwell) and Eric William Edward Kempson, a ...
34. Raúl Padilla
Actor | El Pantera
Raul Padilla, better known as Raul Padilla "Choforo" is a first class Mexican actor and son of Mexican comedian Raul "Chato" Padilla and the actress supreme Lili Inclan. Has a sister named Aurelia "Maye" Padilla who is a writer, teacher, director and head of production for stage plays and ...
35. Renee Godfrey
Actress | Inherit the Wind
Sultry-eyed, dark-haired and exquisite-looking, New York City native Renee Godfrey certainly had the earnestness and requisite beauty to catapult herself to the top of the film industry but, in the end, fell short of her initial potential. She later put her career on the back burner to raise a ...
36. Richard Garland
Actor | Attack of the Crab Monsters
Richard Garland was born on July 7, 1927 in Mineral Wells, Texas, USA as Charles Richard Garland Jr. He was an actor, known for Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957), Panic in Year Zero (1962) and Death Valley Days (1952). He was married to Patricia Elaine Lee and Beverly Garland. He died on May 24, ...
37. Robert Knox
Son of Colin and Sally Knox. Brother of Jamie Knox.
Stabbed to death in bar brawl in London on 24 May 2008, while protecting his 16-year-old brother, four days after his last scene on Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was shot. His attacker was convicted of his murder on 4 March 2009.
38. Rona Newton-John
Actress | UFO
Rona Newton-John is an Australian actress who was born in Cambridge, England. She was a model in her early years and had many small acting roles - notably on The Benny Hill Show (1969), the British television series UFO (1970) and the film "The Same Skin" (UK) (also known as Brotherly Love (1970))....
41. Tina Helba
Actress | La mujer de las camelias
Tina Helba is an actress, known for The Lady of the Camelias (1953), Narciso Ibáñez Serrador presenta a Narciso Ibáñez Menta (1974) and Teatro de suspenso (1959).
43. John Bain
John Bain was born on July 8, 1984 in Spennymoor, Durham, England as John Peter Bain. He was a writer and director, known for TotalBiscuit and Jesse Cox Play Terraria (2011), Pacific Rim: Training Day (2013) and Broken Quest (2013). He was married to Genna Bain. He died on May 24, 2018 in Charlotte...
44. Yakima Canutt
Assistant_director | Ben-Hur
Starting out as a rodeo cowboy and then becoming a stuntman in silent westerns, Yakima Canutt later doubled for such stars as Clark Gable and John Wayne, among others, in such dangerous activities as jumping off the top of a cliff on horseback, leaping from a stagecoach onto its runaway team, being...