Deaths: August 17

by bcampos862 | created - 15 Aug 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

1. Yvonne Craig

Actress | Batgirl

Yvonne Joyce Craig was born on May 16, 1937 in Taylorville, Illinois. As a young teenager, Yvonne showed such promise as a dancer that she was accepted to Denham's Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Her training progressed until she left the company in 1957 over a disagreement on casting changes. She ...

2. Alicia Montoya

Actress | Lolo

Alicia Montoya was born on January 25, 1920 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. She was an actress, known for Lolo (1993), La vida de Chucho el Roto (1970) and Chucho el Roto (1968). She died on August 17, 2002 in Mexico City.

3. Arthur Hiller

Director | Love Story

Arthur Hiller was born on November 22, 1923 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was a director and producer, known for Love Story (1970), The Hospital (1971) and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989). He was married to Gwen Hiller. He died on August 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

4. Barney Phillips

Actor | The Twilight Zone

Barney Phillips was born on October 20, 1913 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Bernard Philip Ofner. He was an actor, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) and Ruby Gentry (1952). He was married to Marie A. Davis. He died on August 17, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

6. Bonar Colleano

Actor | Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary

Bonar Colleano was born in New York City. His name was Bonar Sullivan, but he took on his family's stage name when he joined the Colleano family acrobatic circus act at 5, then at 12 moved to England. Bonar's mother, part of the Colleano family act in her role as a comely contortionist met his ...

7. Christine Shaw

Actress | The Avengers

Christine Shaw was born on May 2, 1932 in England as Christine Annabel Joyce Shaw. She was an actress, known for The Avengers (1961), Out of This World (1962) and The Guardians (1971). She died on August 17, 2003 in London, England.

8. Clarence Brown

Director | Anna Karenina

Clarence Leon Brown was the son of Larkin Harry and Catherine Ann (Gaw) Brown of Clinton, Massachusetts. His family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, when he was 12 years old. He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1905 and from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in mechanical and electrical ...

9. Daniel Mendoza


Daniel Mendoza is known for his work on Acompáñame (1966), Criminal Affair (1968) and Las barras bravas (1985). He died on August 17, 1992 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

10. Delmer Daves

Writer | The Red House

Although Delmer Daves obtained a law degree at Stanford University, he never had the opportunity to use it; while still in college, he obtained a job as a prop boy on The Covered Wagon (1923) and after graduation was hired by several film companies as a technical advisor on films with a college ...

11. Don Dubbins

Actor | Tribute to a Bad Man

This boyish-looking New York-born actor of film and (especially) TV was born in 1928 and signed by Columbia at the onset of his teen career. Also known as Donald Dubbins, he started off playing earnest young cadet types in the war films From Here to Eternity (1953) (as a young bugler) and The Caine...

12. Edgar Dearing

Actor | Abraham Lincoln

Edgar Dearing was born on May 4, 1893 in Ceres, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Abraham Lincoln (1930), Raiders of Tomahawk Creek (1950) and The Bishop's Wife (1947). He was married to Lila Stones and Nelvina Hyink. He died on August 17, 1974 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

13. Eve Miller

Actress | There's No Business Like Show Business

Eve Miller was born on August 8, 1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Eve Turner. She was an actress, known for There's No Business Like Show Business (1954), The Big Trees (1952) and Buckaroo from Powder River (1947). She died on August 17, 1973 in Van Nuys, California.

14. Horace McMahon

Actor | Detective Story

Born in 1906, Connecticut-born character actor Horace McMahon fell easily into his career while pursuing a law career at Fordham University. A former news reporter, his dark, streetwise mug and attitude proved perfect for playing assorted New York characters -- thugs, cabbies, henchmen, bouncers --...

15. Ira Gershwin

Music_department | An American in Paris

Legendary, prolific composer, songwriter and author, educated at Townsend Harris Hall, City College of New York, and Columbia University. He began his career as a contributor to newspaper columns, and also worked for a touring carnival. His Broadway stage scores include "Two Little Girls in Blue" (...

16. Joey Kovar

Actor | Alone: Without a Friend in the World

Joseph Eugene Kovar, aka "Joey Kovar", is a very courageous, optimistic and positive man. Joey Kovar is a very well-known young talented Chicago actor, model and wrestler, who is extremely popular with today's youth. Joey made his first debut on MTV's Real World (1992) Hollywood and moved on to VH1...

17. Murvyn Vye

Actor | Road to Bali

Born Marvin Wesley Vye, Jr., this Massachusetts-born, Yale-trained character actor was associated for a time with the Theatre Guild in the 1940s. Equipped with a tough-looking countenance and sturdy baritone, he was hired to originate the role of Jigger Craigin in the Guild's 1945 mounting of ...

18. Osvaldo Ramos

Actor | Una ventana al éxito

Osvaldo Ramos was born on May 13, 1933 in Villa Adelina, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Osvaldo Santieusanio. He was an actor, known for Una ventana al éxito (1966) and El tango del millón (1973). He died on August 17, 2015 in Villa Adelina.

19. Paulo Silvino

Actor | Zorra Total

Paulo Silvino was born on July 27, 1939 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Paulo Ricardo Campos Silvino. He was an actor and writer, known for Zorra Total (1999), Os melhores Momentos da Pornochanchada (1978) and Um Marciano em Minha Cama (1981). He was married to Diva Plácido. He died on...

20. Pearl Bailey

Soundtrack | The Fox and the Hound

Her father Joseph was a minister and her mother was named Ella Mae. Her birth name was Pearly Mae but her parents anticipated she would be a boy and when a girl was born she was nicknamed "Dickie". Her brother was entertainer Bill Bailey (1912-1978). She spent her early life in Washington DC where ...

21. Richard Barthelmess

Actor | Only Angels Have Wings

Richard Barthelmess was born into a theatrical family in which his mother was an actress. While attending Trinity College in Connecticut, he began appearing in stage productions. While on vacation in 1916, a friend of his mother, actress Alla Nazimova, offered him a part in War Brides (1916), and ...

22. Sonny Landham

Actor | Predator

An actor with a powerful physique, booming voice and who has played several "Native American" characters, Sonny Landham first broke into mainstream film with a bit part as a police officer in Walter Hill's gang film The Warriors (1979), then other minor roles in Southern Comfort (1981) & Poltergeist...

23. Stuart Thompson

Shrek the Musical

Stuart Thompson was born on July 8, 1955 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Stuart James Thompson. He is known for his work on Shrek the Musical (2013) and Working in the Theatre (1976). He was married to Joseph Roland Baker III. He died on August 17, 2017 in Manhattan, New York City, New ...

24. Veronique Peck

Self | Toast of the Town

Veronique Peck was born on February 5, 1932 in Paris, France as Veronique Passani. She is known for her work on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), American Masters (1985) and The American National Theater of Arts Academy Honors Laurence Olivier (1970). She was married to Gregory Peck. She died on August ...

25. Victoria Shaw

Actress | Westworld

Victoria Shaw was born on May 25, 1935 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Jeanette Elphick. She was an actress, known for Westworld (1973), The Crimson Kimono (1959) and The Eddy Duchin Story (1956). She was married to Elliott Alexander and Roger Smith. She died on August 17, 1988 in Sydney.

26. Vivian Vance

Actress | I Love Lucy

She was born Vivian Roberta Jones, with a brother and four sisters. After the family moved from Cherryvale to Independence, Kansas, she studied drama under Anna Ingleman and William Inge. Their next move, to Albuquerque, New Mexico brought her to the Albuquerque Little Theatre, which provided her ...

27. William Redfield

Actor | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Manhattan-born thespian William Redfield was influenced early on into an acting career as the son of an orchestra conductor and a former Ziegfeld Follies girl. Born on January 26, 1927, young "Billy Redfield" made his Broadway debut in "Swing Your Lady" in 1936 at the age of 9. Within a few years, ...

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