Deaths: October 6

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1. Ralphie May

Actor | For da Love of Money

Ralphie May was born on February 17, 1972 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as Ralph Duren May. He was a writer and actor, known for For da Love of Money (2002), Whoopi (2003) and Cubed (2009). He was married to Lahna Turner. He died on October 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

2. Antonie Kamerling

Actor | Exorcist: The Beginning

Antonie Kamerling was born on August 25, 1966 in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands as Anthonie Willem Constantijn Gneomar Kamerling. He is known for his work on Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) and Mindhunters (2004). He was married to Isa Hoes. He died on ...

3. Bette Davis

Actress | All About Eve

Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born April 5, 1908, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Ruth Augusta (Favor) and Harlow Morrell Davis, a patent attorney. Her parents divorced when she was 10. She and her sister were raised by their mother. Her early interest was dance. To Bette, dancers led a glamorous life, but...

4. Bud Ekins

Stunts | The Blues Brothers

Bud Ekins was born on May 11, 1930 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Blues Brothers (1980), The Specialist (1994) and National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). He was married to Betty Gene Towne. He died on October 6, 2007 in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles.

5. Bunny Sigler

Soundtrack | About Time

Bunny Sigler was born on March 27, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Walter Sigler. He was married to Martha. He died on October 6, 2017 in Philadelphia.

6. Denholm Elliott

Actor | Trading Places

Much-loved character actor who specialised in playing slightly sleazy/slightly eccentric and often flawed upper middle class English gentlemen. His career spanned nearly 40 years, becoming a well-known face both in Britain and in the States.

7. Dennis Price

Actor | Kind Hearts and Coronets

This urbane, sourly handsome British actor was born to privilege and most of his roles would follow suit. Born Dennistoun John Franklyn Rose-Price in Berkshire in 1915, Dennis Price, the son of a brigadier-general, was expected to abide by his family wishes and make a career for himself in the army...

8. Diane Cilento

Actress | The Wicker Man

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Tom Jones (1963) and appeared in The Third Secret (1964) the following year but she allowed her film career to decline following her marriage to actor Sean Connery, the second of her three husbands, to whom ...

9. Douglas Spencer

Actor | The Thing from Another World

Douglas Spencer was born on February 10, 1910 in Princeton, Illinois, USA as William Henry Mesenkop. He is known for his work on The Thing from Another World (1951), This Island Earth (1955) and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). He died on October 6, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. Eduardo Mignogna

Writer | Sol de otoño

Eduardo Mignogna was born on August 17, 1940 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Eduardo Mario Mignogna. He was a writer and director, known for Autumn Sun (1996), La fuga (2001) and The Lighthouse (1998). He died on October 6, 2006 in Buenos Aires.

11. Hattie Jacques

Actress | Carry on Again Doctor

Best known for playing Matron - as in "ooh, Matron!" - in four films: Carry On Nurse (1959), Carry On Doctor (1967), Carry On Again Doctor (1969) and, of course Carry On Matron (1972). Key roles included: Grace Short in Carry On Teacher (1959), Sophie Bliss in Carry on Loving (1970) and Peggy ...

12. Herve Leger

Self | Fashion News Live

Herve Leger was born as Hervé Peugnet. He died on October 6, 2017.

13. Judy Stone

Self | Discovering Treasure: The Story of the Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Judy Stone was born on May 1, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She died on October 6, 2017 in San Francisco, California, USA.

14. Kevin Corcoran

Actor | Old Yeller

Kevin Corcoran was born on June 10, 1949 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Kevin Anthony Corcoran. He was an assistant director and actor, known for Old Yeller (1957), Swiss Family Robinson (1960) and Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960). He was married to Laura Soltwedel. He died on ...

15. Marian Seldes

Actress | Home Alone 3

Tony Award-winner Marian Hall Seldes, one of the premier stage actresses in America, was born on August 23, 1928 in Manhattan, New York, to writer and journalist Gilbert Seldes, and his socialite wife, the former Alice Wadhams Hall. Her paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and her ...

16. Natalie Moorhead

Actress | The Big Chance

A platinum blonde actress, Natalie Moorehead entered in films in 1929; by end of the following year, she had made dozens of credited movies. Moorehead was more effective with vampish roles, notably a role which she played a suspect in The Thin Man (1934). Moorhead also made a mark as a comic ...

17. Nelson Riddle

Music_department | The Great Gatsby

Versatile Ameican arranger/conducter who started as a trombonist with several big bands, including Tommy Dorsey. In a long, distinguished career, he not only scored numerous films and television shows, but made many now-legendary recordings in collaboration with such people as Rosemary Clooney, Nat...

18. Pamela Blake

Actress | Ghost of Zorro

The heroine of a host of westerns, crimes and serial adventures during the 1940s, this attractive, full-faced "B" movie item was born Adele Pearce on August 6, 1915 (several movie resources list 1918). Born in Oakland, California, Pamela Blake won a beauty contest at age 17 and decided to try her ...

19. Porter Hall

Actor | Double Indemnity

For over two decades, Porter Hall made a career out of playing villains and pompous, unpleasant people. His movie career was not a mirror of his real life, however. Mr. Hall was well known as a generous and outgoing person who was well-liked by almost everybody he knew. It is ironic that the role ...

20. Richard Farnsworth

Actor | The Straight Story

An American stuntman who, after more than 30 years in the business, moved into acting and became an acclaimed and respected character actor, Richard Farnsworth was a native of Los Angeles. He grew up around horses and as a teenager was offered an opportunity to ride in films. He appeared in ...

21. Shirley Prestia

Actress | Species

Shirley Prestia was born on August 18, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Shirley Rose Prestia. She was an actress and writer, known for Species (1995), Wag the Dog (1997) and What Women Want (2000). She died on October 6, 2011 in New Orleans.

22. Sidney Blackmer

Actor | Rosemary's Baby

Sidney Blackmer, the Tony-award winning actor who played Teddy Roosevelt in seven movies, is best remembered by today's movie audiences for his turn as the warlock/coven-leader Roman Castevet in Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby (1968).

Born and raised in Salisbury, North Carolina, where he made his ...

23. Ted Bessell

Director | The Tracey Ullman Show

Born in New York City, Ted's early career included guest appearances in soap operas, Lover Come Back (1961) and It's a Man's World (1962). Ted went on to appear as "Frankie" on Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964), but his big break was as "That Guy" on the successful Marlo Thomas Television series That Girl (...

24. Terry Downes

Actor | Dance of the Vampires

Terry Downes was born on May 9, 1936 in Paddington, London, England as Terence Richard Downes. He was an actor, known for The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), A Study in Terror (1965) and Play for Today (1970). He was married to Barbara Clarke. He died on October 6, 2017 in Hertfordshire, England.

25. Theodore von Eltz

Actor | California Straight Ahead!

Born in New Haven, Connecticut on November 5, 1893, silent screen lead Theodore Von Eltz was the son of a Yale professor and educated at Hill School at Pottstown Pennsylvania. Originally prepped to become a doctor, he decided instead to pursue acting. At age 19 he made his New York debut and soon ...

26. Tod Browning

Director | Dracula

Belonging to a well-situated family, Charles Browning fell in love at the age of 16 with a dancer of a circus. Following her began his itinerary of being clown, jockey and director of a variety theater which ended when he met D.W. Griffith and became an actor. He made his debut in Intolerance: ...



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