Deaths: July 31

by bcampos862 | created - 31 Jul 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

1. Jeanne Moreau

Actress | Jules et Jim

When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows (1958) immediately followed by The Lovers (1958), he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie ...

2. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Writer | Le Petit Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into a family of old provincial nobility. Failing his final exams at a preparatory school, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study architecture. In 1921, he began military service in the 2nd Regiment of Chasseurs, and sent to Strasbourg for pilot training. The...

3. King Baudouin

Self | Gekrönte Häupter

King Baudouin was born on September 7, 1930 in Chateau de Stuyvenberg, Belgium as Baudouin Albert Charles Léopold Axel Marie Gustave. He was married to Queen Fabiola. He died on July 31, 1993 in Motril, Spain.

4. Bobby Van

Actor | Kiss Me Kate

Triple-threat performer singer, dancer and actor Bobby Van was the epitome of the breezy, exuberant song-and-dance man who could enliven any film he was put into. Unfortunately, he caught the tail end of MGM's musical reign during the 1950s. Alas, the visions of Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor come ...

5. Bud Powell

Soundtrack | The Missing Person

Bud Powell was born on September 27, 1924 in New York City, New York, USA as Earl Powell. He was married to Buttercup and Audrey Hill. He died on July 31, 1966 in New York City.

6. Carl Steven

Actor | Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Carl Steven was born on November 7, 1974 in Glendale, California, USA as Carlo Steven Krakoff. He is known for his work on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Crossings (1986). He was married to Dawn Krakoff. He died on July 31, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona, ...

7. Chuck Loeb

Music_department | Moonrise Kingdom

Chuck Loeb was born on December 7, 1955 in Nyack, New York, USA as Charles Samuel Loeb. He was a composer, known for Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Exterminator (1980) and Two Much (1995). He was married to Carmen Cuesta. He died on July 31, 2017 in the USA.

8. Fernando Sancho

Actor | El hijo del capitán Blood

Fernando Sancho was born on January 7, 1916 in Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain. He was an actor, known for The Son of Captain Blood (1962), La guerrilla (1973) and The Boldest Job in the West (1972). He was married to Maite Pardo. He died on July 31, 1990 in Madrid, Spain.

9. Fred Carson

Stunts | Timbuktu

Stuntman and actor Fred Carson was born on November 23, 1923 in Harlingen, Texas. Carson learned how to be handy with horses while growing up in Texas. Fred worked the rodeo circuit and was a trick rider prior to becoming involved in the Hollywood film industry as a stuntman and actor in the mid-...

10. Frederick Coffin

Actor | Hard to Kill

A solid, reliable working actor since the early 70s, Frederick Coffin was born January 16, 1943 to actress Winnie Collins, as one of five siblings. Educated at Western Reserve Academy, in Hudson, Ohio, Coffin was both an excellent athlete and student. It was at WRA that he first began theater ...

11. Gerald S. O'Loughlin

Actor | The Rookies

Short, dark, rough-looking and-tough-talking American character actor Gerald S. O'Loughlin received his start on the stage after debating on a law career. After a stint with the US Marine Corps, he used the GI bill instead to train in New York at the Neighborhood Playhouse.

Throughout the early ...

12. Gore Vidal

Actor | Gattaca

Gore Vidal was born Eugene Louis Vidal in 1925 in West Point, New York, to Nina (Gore) and West Point aeronautics instructor and aviation pioneer Eugene Luther Vidal. The Vidals endured a rocky marriage divorcing ten years after Gore's birth. Young Gore spent much of his childhood with his blind ...

13. James Rennie

Actor | Now, Voyager

James Rennie was born on April 18, 1889 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as James Malachi Rennie. He was an actor, known for Now, Voyager (1942), The Girl of the Golden West (1930) and Illicit (1931). He was married to Sara Madeleine Eldon McConnell and Dorothy Gish. He died on July 31, 1965 in New York...

14. Jean Jaurès

Jean Jaurès was born on September 3, 1859 in Castres, Tarn, France. He died on July 31, 1914 in Paris, France.

15. Jean-Claude Bouillon

Actor | L'immortel

Jean-Claude Bouillon was born on December 27, 1941 in Epinay-sur-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, France as Jean Claude André Bouillon. He was an actor and costume designer, known for 22 Bullets (2010), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) and Le dernier homme (1969). He was married to Ghislaine ...

17. Jim Reeves

Soundtrack | Let It Ride

Jim Reeves was one of the best of the "Nashville Sound" style country and western singers. His fame was widespread, not only in the USA, but also in Britain, India, Scandanavia and South Africa. Born in 1923 in Panola County, Texas, Jim after college began to pursue a professional baseball career ...

18. Jorge Jacobson

Self | Telefé noticias a las 12

Jorge Jacobson was born on February 25, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Jorge Alberto Jacobson. He died on July 31, 2014 in Buenos Aires.

19. Kenny Ireland

Actor | House of Cards

George Ian Kenneth "Kenny" Ireland (7 August 1945 - 31 July 2014) was a Scottish actor and theatre director. Ireland was best known to television viewers for his role in Victoria Wood As Seen on TV in the 1980s, and for playing Donald Stewart in Benidorm from 2007 until his death in 2014.

Born in ...

20. Laura Betti

Actress | Novecento

Laura Betti was born on May 1, 1927 in Casalecchio di Reno, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Laura Trombetti. She was an actress and writer, known for 1900 (1976), La Dolce Vita (1960) and Teorema (1968). She died on July 31, 2004 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

21. Lenore Aubert

Actress | Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

Lenore Aubert was born in present-day Slovenia, at the time still connected to the Austro-Hungarian Empire (her French name was pure Hollywood hokum, designed to make her background more exotic - though she did live for some time in Paris). Eleanore Maria Leisner was the daughter of an Austrian ...

22. Les Murray

Self | Puskás Hungary

Les Murray was born on November 5, 1945 in Pápa, Hungary as László Ürge. He died on July 31, 2017 in Australia.

23. Mariana Karr

Actress | Lazos de amor

Karr was born Maria Elena Copola in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She headed the cast of several soap operas in the 70s and 80s such as Rebelde y solitario (1982), Llena de amor (1980), Quiero morir mañana (1987) among others. In 1985, she headed a famous movie, with actress Maria Valenzuela, ...

24. Michael Ansara

Actor | The Message

Born in a small village in Syria, Michael Ansara came to the United States with his American parents at the age of two, living in New England, until the family's relocation to California ten years later. He entered Los Angeles City College with the intention of becoming a doctor, but got ...

25. Robert Francis

Actor | The Caine Mutiny

Relatively new to Hollywood, Robert Francis, 25, was a rising young actor on the verge of film stardom, when on 31 July, 1955, he, along with a friend, actress Ann Russell, were both killed instantly, after private plane owned by Joe Kirkwood Jr. which he was piloting, crashed. The plane had just ...

26. Roddy Piper

Actor | They Live

Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a pro wrestler from 1973-1987 in the NWA, Pacific Northwest, California. He was a longtime mainstay in the WWF, and was one of the biggest "bad guys" in the WWF during the early '80s, before ...

27. Suso Cecchi D'Amico

Writer | Ladri di biciclette

Suso Cecchi D'Amico was born on July 21, 1914 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Giovanna Cecchi. She was a writer, known for Bicycle Thieves (1948), Rocco and His Brothers (1960) and To Live in Peace (1947). She was married to Fidele d'Amico. She died on July 31, 2010 in Rome.

28. Tom Mankiewicz

Writer | Ladyhawke

Tom Mankiewicz was born on June 1, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Thomas Frank Mankiewicz. He is known for his work on Ladyhawke (1985), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and Live and Let Die (1973). He died on July 31, 2010 in Los Angeles.

29. Trinidad Silva

Actor | The Jerk

Trinidad Silva was born on January 30, 1950 in Mission, Texas, USA as Trinidad Silva Jr. He was an actor, known for The Jerk (1979), Colors (1988) and UHF (1989). He was married to Sofia Alvarez. He died on July 31, 1988 in Whittier, California, USA.

30. Virginia Grey

Actress | Airport

Born into a show-business family--her father was a director and her mother was a film cutter--Virginia Grey made her film debut at age 10 as Eva in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927). After a few more films as a child actress, she left the business to finish her schooling. Returning to films as an adult in ...



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