Deaths: December 30

by bcampos862 | created - 31 Dec 2016 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

1. Lew Ayres

Actor | Holiday

Lew Ayres was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in San Diego, California. A college dropout, he was found by a talent scout in the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles and entered Hollywood as a bit player. He was leading man to Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929), but it was the role of Paul ...

2. Allan Williams

Actor | And the Beat Goes On

Allan Williams was born on March 17, 1930 in Bootle, Liverpool, England as Allan Richard Williams. He was an actor, known for And the Beat Goes On (1996), Imagine: John Lennon (1988) and Beatles' Biggest Secrets (2007). He was married to Beryl. He died on December 30, 2016 in Liverpool.

3. Anita Mui

Actress | Yan zhi kou

With a career that began in her early childhood, Anita Mui is the queen of Hong Kong's pop-music industry. After she won a singing contest in 1982, her life in the limelight began. In the early stages of her career her image was a little bit tomboy-ish and sexy (which was the reason she was called ...

4. Artie Shaw

Soundtrack | Second Chorus

Artie Shaw played ukulele at ten and began as an alto saxophonist at the age of twelve. While still in his teens he formed his first band, the Bellevue Ramblers which performed at local gigs. He took up the clarinet in 1926 and spent several years honing his talent playing for various local bands ...

5. Bernie Hamilton

Actor | The Devil at 4 O'Clock

Bernie Hamilton was born on June 12, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bernard Hamilton. He was an actor, known for The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961), Mysterious Island (1951) and Starsky and Hutch (1975). He was married to Maxine King. He died on December 30, 2008 in Los Angeles.

6. Bobby Farrell

Music_department | Deadly Spygames

Bobby Farrell was born on October 6, 1949 in Oranjestad, Aruba as Roberto Alphonso Farrell. He is known for his work on Deadly Spygames (1989), Top of the Pops (1964) and Die ultimative Chartshow (2003). He was married to Jasmina. He died on December 30, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

7. Doris Grau

No Way Out

Doris Grau was born on October 12, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is known for her work on No Way Out (1987), Babe (1995) and Coldblooded (1995). She died on December 30, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

8. Dorothy Comingore

Actress | Citizen Kane

Dorothy Comingore earned a place in motion picture history for her role as the second Mrs. Kane (the Marion Davies to Orson Welles's William Randolph Hearst) in Citizen Kane (1941). It was an extraordinary performance, justifiably praised by critics and public alike. She was apparently slated to be...

9. Frances Helm

Actress | The Story of Mr. Hobbs

Frances Helm was born on October 14, 1926 in Panama City, Florida, USA. She was an actress, known for The Story of Mr. Hobbs (1947), Shakedown (1988) and The Ugly American (1963). She was married to Walter C. Wallace and Brian Keith. She died on December 30, 2006 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

10. Frank Baker

Actor | The New Adventures of Tarzan

Frank Baker was born on October 11, 1892 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is known for his work on The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935), Scotty of the Scouts (1926) and The Call of the Heart (1928). He died on December 30, 1980 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

11. Frank Campanella

Actor | Pretty Woman

Frank Campanella was born on March 12, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Pretty Woman (1990), Overboard (1987) and Raising Helen (2004). He died on December 30, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

12. George Kosana

Actor | Night of the Living Dead

George Kosana hails from Clairton, Pennsylvania to parents Stephen and Elizabeth. He has one older brother, also named Stephen. Though he has not married, he has living family throughout the country; three nieces, Lise (Prestine), Deborah (Kosana), and Kimberly (Bednarek). He has two great-nieces, ...

13. Hobart Bosworth

Actor | The Big Parade

Hobart Bosworth--pioneering movie director, writer, producer and actor--was born Hobart Van Zandt Bosworth on August 11, 1867, in Marietta, OH. He was a direct descendant of Miles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden on his father's side and of New York's Van Zandt family, the first Dutch settlers...

14. Jack Nance

Actor | Eraserhead

Born in Boston of Irish ancestry and raised in Dallas, Jack Nance traveled throughout the country doing children's theater. For eight years, he performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Later, he became involved with avant-garde theater. He first met David Lynch in the ...

15. Juanito Montalvo

Juanito Montalvo was born in 1945 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Juan Montalvo. He died on December 30, 2015 in Buenos Aires.

16. Keisuke Kinoshita

Writer | Nijûshi no hitomi

Keisuke Kinoshita was born on December 5, 1912 in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. He was a writer and director, known for Twenty-Four Eyes (1954), The Ballad of Narayama (1958) and The Garden of Women (1954). He died on December 30, 1998 in Tokyo, Japan.

17. Keith Walker

Actor | The Goonies

Keith Walker was born on June 29, 1935 in Highland Springs, Virginia, USA as Keith Anthony Walker. He was an actor and writer, known for The Goonies (1985), Free Willy (1993) and Emergency! (1972). He was married to Peggy Walton-Walker. He died on December 30, 1996 in Franklin, Tennessee, USA.

18. Lenore Ulric

Actress | Camille

Lenore Ulric was born in New Ulm, Minnesota, on July 21, 1892. She was largely a character actress who appeared in only thirteen films in her in a career that spanned from 1915 to 1947. Lenore was 23 years old when she acted her first production The Better Woman (1915). After The Road to Love (1916)...

19. Luise Rainer

Actress | The Great Ziegfeld

Luise Rainer, the first thespian to win back-to-back Oscars, was born on January 12, 1910 in Dusseldorf, Germany, into a prosperous Jewish family. Her parents were Emilie (Königsberger) and Heinrich Rainer, a businessman. She took to the stage, and plied her craft on the boards in Germany. As a ...

20. Mary Brian

Actress | Charlie Chan in Paris

Dubbed "The Sweetest Girl in Pictures", Mary Brian started life as Louise Byrdie Datzler. She was born in Corsicana, Texas, and went to high school in Dallas. Her widowed mother had big plans for young Louise and took her to California in 1923, with the intention of getting her into the film ...

21. Maureen Starkey

Self | John & Yoko in Syracuse, New York

Maureen Starkey was born on August 4, 1946 in Liverpool, England as Mary Cox. She was married to Isaac Tigrett and Ringo Starr. She died on December 30, 1994 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

22. Melba Rae

Actress | Lights Out

Melba Rae was best known for her portrayal of "Marge Bergman", best friend to "Joanne Gardner", on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow (1951), from 1951 until her untimely death from a cerebral hemorrhage in 1971. Rae was the first high-profile daytime actress to die unexpectedly during an active ...

23. Patricia Roc

Actress | Canyon Passage

One of Britain's biggest female stars of the post-war years, she appeared at various positions (3rd being the highest) in the British and Motion Picture Herald popularity polls, between 1945-50. She was pretty, vivacious and charming, which was all most of her early roles called for. She appeared ...

24. Richard Genelle

Actor | Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Richard Genelle was born on October 12, 1961 in New York, USA as Richard Michael Genelle. He was an actor, known for Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) and Power Rangers Zeo (1996). He was married to Rosa Isela Genelle. He died on December 30, 2008 in Corona, ...

25. Richard Rodgers

Soundtrack | State Fair

Richard Rodgers was born on June 28, 1902 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Charles Rodgers. He was married to Dorothy Rodgers. He died on December 30, 1979 in New York City.

26. Rita Levi-Montalcini

Self | Death by Design: Where Parallel Worlds Meet

Rita Levi-Montalcini was born on April 22, 1909 in Turin, Italy. She died on December 30, 2012 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

27. Romeo Muller

Writer | The Hobbit

Born in New York City during the Depression, it's not surprising that the work of Romeo Muller was always aimed at lifting people up in a lively, joyful spirit. It was always starting to feel a lot like Christmas in the festive TV world of the writer-producer Mr. Muller. In 1964, he ran into and ...

28. Saddam Hussein

Writer | Al-ayyam al-tawila

Saddam Hussein was a bloody and brutal dictator who kept his country of Iraq at war almost constantly after assuming power in 1979. At least one million people died due to the machinations of Saddam. After his regime was toppled by the U.S. invasion of 2003, he wound up on a gallows, his life ...

29. Terry Becker

Director | The Thirsty Dead

Terry Becker was born on August 5, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Solomon Becker. He is known for his work on The Thirsty Dead (1974), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) and Mission: Impossible (1966). He was married to Erlinda C. Smith and Jeanetta M. Lewis. He died on December 30, ...

30. Ramiro Gamboa

Actor | La liga de las canciones

Ramiro Gamboa was born on December 1, 1917 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He was an actor, known for La liga de las canciones (1941), Trip to the Moon (1958) and Angelitos negros (1948). He was married to Olivia Fernández. He died on December 30, 1992.

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31. Tyrus Wong

Animation_department | Bambi

Tyrus Wong was born on October 25, 1910 in Taishan, Guangdong Province, China as Wong Gen Yeo. He is known for his work on Bambi (1942), When the World Breaks (2010) and How to Live Forever (2009). He was married to Ruth Ng Kim. He died on December 30, 2016 in Sunland, California, USA.

32. Yolande Donlan

Actress | Turnabout

Yolande Donlan was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her father, character actor James Donlan, was an alcoholic who died when she was a teenager.. She worked as a chorus girl at MGM and costarred with Bob Hope in the play Roberta. Using the stage name Yolande Mallott she landed small roles in the ...

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