Deaths: July 29

by bcampos862 | created - 29 Jul 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Cass Elliot

Soundtrack | Repo Men

Cass Elliot was born Ellen Naomi Cohen on September 19, 1941, in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in the Washington D.C. environs and in her senior year of high school, performed in a summer stock production of "The Boyfriend" at the Owings Mills Playhouse, where she played the French nurse who ...

2. Alex Nicol

Actor | The Screaming Skull

A regular "good guy" and "bad guy" presence in sagebrush sagas and two-fisted film action during the early 1950s, brawny, blond-haired Alexander Livingston Nicol Jr. was born in 1916 in Ossining, New York, the son of a prison warden there at Sing Sing, and his wife, the matron of a detention center...

3. Cesar Pierry

Actor | Detective de señoras

Cesar Pierry was born in 1955 in Argentina. He was an actor, known for Detective de señoras (1990), Corps perdus (1989) and Todo es cuestión de empezar (1982). He died on July 29, 1992 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

4. Chris Marker

Writer | Twelve Monkeys

Chris Marker was born on July 29, 1921 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve. He was a director and writer, known for Twelve Monkeys (1995), Sans Soleil (1983) and Description d'un combat (1960). He died on July 29, 2012 in Paris, France.

5. Christian Benítez

Self | 2006 FIFA World Cup

Christian Benítez was born as Christian Rogelio Benítez Betancourt. He died on July 29, 2013 in Doha, Qatar.

6. David Lochary

Actor | Pink Flamingos

Divine's former best friend, with dyed silver hair, met the future Waters star in beauty school in Baltimore, Maryland. Divine later claimed that he had "never even heard the word 'drag' before David," and that Lochary did his makeup and wigs at parties (prior to Van Smith). Divine introduced ...

7. David Niven

Actor | Murder by Death

David Niven was named after the Saint's Day on which he was born, St. David, patron Saint of Wales. He attended Stowe School and Sandhurst Military Academy and served for two years in Malta with the Highland Light Infantry. At the outbreak of World War II, although a top-line star, he re-joined the...

8. Doris Nolan

Actress | Holiday

Lovely blonde stage actress Doris Nolan, a former model raised in New York, appeared in school plays and summer stock before trying to make it in the big time. Following some Broadway work, she decorated films briefly in the late 30s after earning a contract from Fox -- most noticeably as Katharine...

9. Fred Waring

Soundtrack | Oscar

Fred Waring was born on June 9, 1900 in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA as Frederick Malcolm Waring. He died on July 29, 1984 in State College, Pennsylvania.

10. Gene McDaniels

Soundtrack | The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Eugene McDaniels is respected by his peers, including such legends as Roberta Flack, Chick Corea, Phyllis Hyman, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Gladys Knight, Cannonball Adderley, Nancy Wilson, Ron Carter, Aretha Franklin and B.B. King. McDaniels has written for, and with, most of his peers. He has ...

11. Harold Sakata

Actor | Goldfinger

The most famous henchman of the entire James Bond series of spy thrillers, Harold Sakata will forever be remembered as the villainous "Odd Job" in the ultimate Bond film, Goldfinger (1964), with his lethal martial arts and steel-brimmed bowler hat. He was born Toshiyuki Sakata in Hawaii, of ...

12. Hildegarde

Actress | NBC/RCA Experimental Television Demonstration for the Press

Born Hildegarde Loretta Sell in Adell, Wisconsin, but for 70 years she was known simply as "The Incomparable Hildegarde," a title bestowed on her by columnist Walter Winchell. During the peak of her popularity in the 1930s and 40s, she was booked in cabarets and supper clubs at least 45 weeks a ...

13. Jerome Robbins

Writer | West Side Story

Jerome Robbins was born on October 11, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as Jerome Rabinowitz. He is known for his work on West Side Story (1961), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and On the Town (1949). He died on July 29, 1998 in New York City.

14. John Finnegan

Actor | An American Tail

John Finnegan, or sometimes known as J.P. Finnegan, is an American film actor, mostly known for his roles on the American crime fiction series, Columbo (1971), which aired regularly from 1971 to 1978. Another role included voicing the character, "Warren T. Rat", who was the main villain in the 1986 ...

15. Johnny Walker

Actor | Madhumati

One of the earliest and best-loved comedians of Indian Cinema, Johnny Walker brought smiles and amusement to all whenever he was on film. Christening himself after the famous Scotch whisky, Walker would drive audiences wild with laughter with his squeaky voice, pencil-thin moustache and his ...

16. Lorene Yarnell Jansson

Actress | Spaceballs

Lorene Yarnell Jansson was born on March 21, 1944 in Inglewood, California, USA as Lorene Louise Yarnell. She was an actress, known for Spaceballs (1987), Bye Bye Birdie (1963) and The Wild Wild West Revisited (1979). She was married to Bjorn Jansson, Robert Shields and John R. Hartmann. She died ...

17. Luis Buñuel

Writer | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie

The father of cinematic Surrealism and one of the most original directors in the history of the film medium, Luis Buñuel was given a strict Jesuit education (which sowed the seeds of his obsession with both religion and subversive behavior), and subsequently moved to Madrid to study at the ...

18. Michel Serrault

Actor | Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud

As accomplished and versatile the well-loved French actor Michel Serrault proved to be over the course of five decades, American audiences still remember this actor for one role only - that of the neurotic, outrageously flamboyant drag performer Albin (aka Zaza) in the side-splitting French gay ...

19. Mike Reid

Actor | Snatch

Mike Reid was born on January 19, 1940 in Hackney, London, England as Michael Reid. He is known for his work on Snatch (2000), EastEnders (1985) and Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993). He was married to Shirley Collins and Sheila Reid. He died on July 29, 2007 in Marbella, Spain.

20. Norma Koch

Costume_department | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Norma Koch was born on March 27, 1898. She is known for her work on What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) and Lady Sings the Blues (1972). She was married to Robert Martin. She died on July 29, 1979 in Jamaica, New York, USA.

21. Pat McCormick

Actor | Smokey and the Bandit

Veteran comic Pat McCormick was one of those second-tier funnymen whose careers enjoy great longevity on the stand-up and TV variety circuits but fall just short of making it to the all-stars. As a gag writer, however, he reigned supreme. Pat was born on June 30, 1927, in Lakewood, Ohio. Already a ...

22. Raymond Massey

Actor | Arsenic and Old Lace

Educated at the University of Toronto & Balliol College, Oxford, he joined the Canadian Field Artillery in World War I, served in France & was wounded. His first appearance was in a stage production in Siberia, during its occupation by American Forces in 1918. Raymond returned to Canada & the farm ...

23. René Favaloro

Self | Hola Susana

René Favaloro was born on July 12, 1923 in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He died on July 29, 2000 in Buenos Aires.

24. Robert Crosby

Sound_department | Silverado

An episode of Frasier ("The Candidate," S02 E07) was dedicated to his memory.

25. Tom Snyder

Actor | McCloud

Tom Snyder was born on May 12, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for McCloud (1970), The Larry Sanders Show (1992) and Tomorrow Coast to Coast (1973). He was married to Mary Ann Bendel. He died on July 29, 2007 in San Francisco, California, USA.

26. Tony Patrioli

Self | Tony Patrioli in bianco e nero

Tony Patrioli was born on June 9, 1941 in Manerbio, Lombardy, Italy. He died on July 29, 2017 in Brescia, Lombardy.

27. Vincent van Gogh

Writer | Vincent Van Gogh - Der Weg nach Courrières

Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Zundert, Netherlands. His father, named Theodorus van Gogh, was a Protestant minister. His mother, named Anna Cornelia Carbentus, was a daughter of the "book-binder to the King" Willem Carbentus; who had bound the first Consitution of Holland. ...

28. Virginia Chapman

Actress | Matinee Theatre

Virginia Chapman was born on June 14, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Matinee Theatre (1955), Highway Patrol (1955) and Official Detective (1957). She was married to James Arness and John S. Burton, Jr. She died on July 29, 1977 in Malibu, California.

29. Walter Malosetti

Self | Oscar Alemán, vida con swing

Walter Malosetti was born on June 3, 1931 in Córdoba, Argentina. He died on July 29, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

30. Woodrow Parfrey

Actor | The Outlaw Josey Wales

Parfrey was born Sydney Woodrow Parfrey in New York City, New York, to Hazel (James) and Sidney Parfrey, both Welsh immigrants. One of the most interesting character actors to emerge on American film and television in the 1960s, Parfrey brought a quirky charisma to every role he played, from ...



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