Deaths: March 6

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1. Robert Osborne

Actor | One Step Beyond

Robert Osborne was the host on Turner Classic Movies from its inception in 1994, in large part due to his deep and abiding love and knowledge of film. Osborne got his start working for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The ever-perspicacious Ball suggested that Osborne combine his interest in classic ...

2. Adolph Caesar

Actor | The Color Purple

Born in the Harlem section of New York City, joined the Navy, then studied drama at New York University; was an announcer for then joined the Negro Ensemble Co. in 1970 for such productions as "The River Niger", "Square Root of the Soul" and "The Brownsville Raid"; worked with repertory groups such...

4. Ayn Rand

Writer | The Fountainhead

Ayn Rand was born on February 2, 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire as Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum. She was a writer and actress, known for The Fountainhead (1949), Love Letters (1945) and The Fountainhead. She was married to Frank O'Connor. She died on March 6, 1982 in New York City, New York,...

5. Dana Reeve

Actress | Above Suspicion

Dana Reeve was born on March 17, 1961 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Dana Charles Morosini. She was an actress, known for Above Suspicion (1995), Everyone's Hero (2006) and Oz (1997). She was married to Christopher Reeve. She died on March 6, 2006 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

6. Edward Van Sloan

Actor | Frankenstein

US character actor; he of the close-cropped gray hair, thick spectacles and clipped, ominous tones who would serve most memorably as the nemesis of evil-doers and monsters in 30's and 40's horror movies and suspensers, antagonizing first the likes of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff and then, years ...

7. Elvia Allman

Actress | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Elvia Allman was born on September 19, 1904 in Enochville, North Carolina, USA as Elvia Beatrice Allman. She was an actress, known for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), The Nutty Professor (1963) and Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977). She was married to Jerome Laveck Bayler, Charles ("C.C.")...

8. Frances Dee

Actress | I Walked with a Zombie

Brunette Frances Dee was born in Los Angeles, where her Army officer father was stationed, and grew up in Chicago after her father was transferred there. In 1929, he was re-assigned to L.A., and, as a lark, Dee began working in motion pictures as an extra. Her debut was in Words and Music (1929) ...

9. Fred Stone

Actor | Alice Adams

Hardly remembered today, if at all, Fred Stone was once one of the most multi-faceted circus performers to hit turn-of-the century America. There seemed to be nothing he couldn't do--tightrope walking, acrobatics, clowning . . . you name it. This initial celebrity eventually led to his stellar ...

10. George Formby

Soundtrack | Boots! Boots!

George Formby was the archetype "cheeky chappie" Northern British comedian. Trained originally as a jockey, he often appeared on horseback in his films. Best known for his buck-toothed grin and his ukelele.

11. Georgia O'Keeffe

Art_department | Marsalis on Music

The artist Georgia O'Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on November 18, 1887. In 1905, O'Keeffe attended the Art Institute of Chicago before moving to New York City to study at the Art Students League in New York City in the period 1907-08. After working as a commercial artist in Chicago, ...

12. Harry Andrews

Actor | The Hill

British character actor Harry Andrews had the sort of massive granite face and square jaw that would stamp that career, but he set himself apart with brilliant stage and screen work. He had graduated from Wrekin College in Shropshire and then moved on to the stage, appearing with Liverpool ...

13. Henry Wilcoxon

Actor | Caddyshack

Henry Wilcoxon was given the lead role of Marc Antony in Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra (1934). It would prove to be the beginning of a long relationship with DeMille he would become a familiar DeMille character actor and DeMille's associate producer in the later years of DeMille's career. However, ...

14. Ivor Novello

Writer | Downhill

While his special gifts seemed to lie in music and composing, the dapper, multi-talented Welsh actor Ivor Novello (ne David Ivor Davies), with his leading-man good looks, had a strong affinity for the camera.

Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1893, he was the son of a tax-collector father and a well-known ...

15. Jean Bartel

Actress | The Oscar

Jean Bartel was born on October 26, 1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jean Margaret Bartelmeh. She was an actress, known for The Oscar (1966), Sanctuary (1961) and Telephone Time (1956). She was married to William J. Hogue. She died on March 6, 2011 in Brentwood, California.

16. John Colicos

Actor | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

John Colicos was born on December 10, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Battlestar Galactica (1978) and The Changeling (1980). He was married to Mona McHenry. He died on March 6, 2000 in Toronto.

17. John Philip Sousa

Soundtrack | Captain America: The First Avenger

John Philip Sousa was born on November 6, 1854 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was married to Jane van Middlesworth Bellis. He died on March 6, 1932 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.

18. Kim Walker

Actress | Heathers

Known for her supporting roles, Kim Walker was an up and coming young actress in Hollywood before retiring from the business in the late 1990s. As a teen she landed a few guest roles in series such as Matlock (1986) and Highway to Heaven (1984) before moving on to supporting roles in feature films ...

20. Leighton Noble

Actor | It Ain't Hay

Leighton Noble was born on December 25, 1912 in Pasadena, California, USA. He was an actor, known for It Ain't Hay (1943) and Crazy House (1943). He was married to Billie Grafton. He died on March 6, 1994 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

21. Lucio Demare

Composer | Mercado de abasto

Lucio Demare was born on August 9, 1906 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a composer and actor, known for Mercado de abasto (1955), Dos amigos y un amor (1938) and Mi noche triste (1951). He died on March 6, 1974 in Buenos Aires.

22. Margaret Dumont

Actress | Duck Soup

Margaret Dumont would probably consider it a tragedy that she is best-known for her performances as the ultimate straight woman in seven of the Marx Brothers' films (including most of their best). By all accounts she never understood their jokes (offscreen and on), which is of course a major reason...

23. Maxie Rosenbloom

Actor | Each Dawn I Die

Max Rosenbloom was 5'11" and weighed 165-170 lb. during the peak of his professional boxing years (which included 289 fights). In later years the larger-than-life "Slapsie Maxie" would parlay his sports fame into a Hollywood career playing a series of Runyonesque-type thugs and pugs. Born Max ...

24. Melina Mercouri

Actress | Pote tin Kyriaki

Melina Mercouri was born in Athens, Greece on October 18, 1920. An early woman activist, she was elected to the Greek Parliament in 1977. Later Miss Mercouri was to become the first woman to hold a Senior cabinet post "Minister of Culture" in the Greek government. In 1971 she wrote her ...

25. Nancy Reagan

Actress | Hellcats of the Navy

Nancy Reagan was born on July 6, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Anne Frances Robbins. She was an actress, known for Hellcats of the Navy (1957), East Side, West Side (1949) and Night Into Morning (1951). She was married to Ronald Reagan. She died on March 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California...

26. Nelson Eddy

Actor | Phantom of the Opera

The only career Nelson Eddy ever considered was singing. His parents were singers, his grandparents were musicians. Unable to afford a teacher, he learned by imitating opera recordings. At age 14 he worked as a telephone operator in a Philadelphia iron foundry. He sold newspaper advertising and ...

27. Portia Nelson

Actress | The Sound of Music

Portia Nelson was born on May 27, 1920 in Brigham City, Utah, USA as Betty Mae Nelson. She was an actress, known for The Sound of Music (1965), Doctor Dolittle (1967) and The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk (1967). She died on March 6, 2001 in New York City, New York, USA.

29. Robert B. Sherman

Soundtrack | The Jungle Book

Robert B. Sherman was born just before Christmas in 1925 in New York City. Parents, Rosa & Al Sherman didn't know how they would pay the doctor and delivery costs. Fortunately, upon their arrival home from the hospital, Al discovered a large royalty check in the mail. Ironically, it was Al's song, ...

30. Sandy Ward

Actor | The Perfect Storm

Sandy Ward was born on July 12, 1926 in Alamosa, Colorado, USA as Sandy Brown. He was an actor, known for The Perfect Storm (2000), Under Siege (1992) and Airplane II: The Sequel (1982). He was married to Irene Krinsky and Roxann Michael. He died on March 6, 2005 in Orange County, California, USA.

31. Sheila MacRae

Actress | Backfire

Sheila MacRae was born on September 24, 1921 in London, England as Sheila Margaret Stephens. She was an actress and producer, known for Backfire (1950), Caged (1950) and Bikini Beach (1964). She was married to Ronald Wayne and Gordon MacRae. She died on March 6, 2014 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

32. Simon Cadell

Actor | Watership Down

Simon Cadell was born on July 19, 1950 in Marylebone, London, England as Simon John Cadell. He was an actor, known for Watership Down (1978), Enemy at the Door (1978) and Play for Today (1970). He was married to Rebecca Croft. He died on March 6, 1996 in Westminster, London.

33. Teresa Wright

Actress | Shadow of a Doubt

A natural and lovely talent who was discovered for films by Samuel Goldwyn, the always likable Teresa Wright distinguished herself early on in high-caliber, Oscar-worthy form -- the only performer ever to be nominated for Oscars for her first three films. Always true to herself, she was able to ...

34. William Hopper

Actor | Perry Mason

William Hopper was born on January 26, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as William DeWolf Hopper Jr. He was an actor, known for Perry Mason (1957), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) and Rebel Without a Cause (1955). He was married to Janette Jinty Mansfield and Jane Gilbert. He died on March 6, ...



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