Deaths: April 15

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

1. R. Lee Ermey

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did ...

2. Abraham Lincoln

Writer | Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

His famous hat was often referred to as his "Filing cabinet" as he had a habit of keeping important papers and his mail book in it.

3. Alita Román

Actress | Casa de muñecas

Alita Román was born on August 24, 1912 in Argentina as Alita Blanca Barchigia. She was an actress, known for Casa de muñecas (1943), Trampa para un soñador (1980) and Jettatore (1938). She died on April 15, 1989 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

4. Arthur Lowe

Actor | Dad's Army

Lowe, rotund and professionally indefatigable, rightly gained acclaim as an accomplished comedy character actor; fondly remembered as the irascible "Captain Mainwaring" in the Home Guard comedy series Dad's Army (1968-1977), and as Coronation Street (1960)'s "Leonard Swindley". The only child of a ...

5. Charles Vanel

Actor | Les diaboliques

Charles Vanel was born on August 21, 1892 in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France as Charles-Marie Vanel. He was an actor and director, known for Diabolique (1955), The Wages of Fear (1953) and To Catch a Thief (1955). He was married to Arlette Mauricette Bailly. He died on April 15, 1989 in Cannes, ...

6. Clara Blandick

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

Clara Blandick was an American actress born as Clara Dickey and born aboard an American ship off the coast of Hong Kong on June 4, 1880. Little is known about her early life until she became an actress. Although she appeared in 118 films, she was primarily a stage actress. She began her film career...

7. Clifton James

Actor | Live and Let Die

Blustery, stocky, loud although often genial character actor who has created a niche for himself playing often frustrated and fast talking Southern characters... most noticeably as Sheriff J.W. Pepper alongside Roger Moore in the James Bond adventures Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man with the ...

8. Don Bexley

Actor | Sanford and Son

Don Bexley was born on March 10, 1910 in Jamestown, Virginia, USA as Donald Thomas Bexley. He was an actor, known for Sanford and Son (1972), T.J. Hooker (1982) and Sanford Arms (1977). He was married to Patricia Bergeron, Gillian and Ruth. He died on April 15, 1997 in Hampton, Virginia.

9. Emilio Diaz

Actor | There's Something About Mary

Emilio Diaz was born on July 3, 1949 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Emilio Luis Diaz. He was an actor, known for There's Something About Mary (1998). He was married to Billie Diaz. He died on April 15, 2008 in Seal Beach, California.

10. Frank Senger

Actor | Léon

Frank Senger was born on December 10, 1954 in Springfield, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Léon: The Professional (1994), 13 (2010) and Mickey Blue Eyes (1999). He died on April 15, 2016 in New York, New York, USA.

11. Greta Garbo

Actress | Ninotchka

Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905, in Stockholm, Sweden, to Anna Lovisa (Johansdotter), who worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. She was fourteen when her father died, which left the family destitute. Greta was forced to leave school and ...

12. Hazel Court

Actress | The Masque of the Red Death

Born in Birmingham, England, Hazel Court carried on a love affair with the world of movies and make-believe that made her a leading student at her hometown's School of Drama and later helped her land a contract with the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Graduating from bits to supporting roles to leads,...

13. Jean-Paul Sartre

Writer | Les orgueilleux

Jean-Paul Charles-Aymard Sartre was born on June 21, 1905, in Paris, France. His father, Jean-Baptiste Sartre, was an officer in the French Navy. His mother, Anne-Marie Schweitzer, was the cousin of Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Sartre was one year old when his father died. He was ...

14. Joey Ramone

Soundtrack | Rock 'n' Roll High School

Joey Ramone was born Jeffry Hyman and the lead singer of the four-member punk-rock band the Ramones. The band started in Queens, New York, in 1974, when, as he said, "The only thing that you heard on the radio was disco." By 1976, the band became a major force in the evolution of rock-n-roll; they ...

15. Jonathan Crombie

Actor | Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel

Jonathan Crombie was born on Wednesday, October 12th, 1966, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was the baby of the family (he had two older sisters). His parents are David and Shirley Ann. Jonathan never intended on becoming an actor but he was spotted in a high school production of "The Wizard of Oz"...

16. Joseph Crehan

Actor | Black Magic

Joseph Crehan was born on July 15, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Joseph A. Creaghan. He was an actor, known for Black Magic (1944), The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937) and Dick Tracy (1945). He was married to Dorothy R. Lord. He died on April 15, 1966 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

17. Kenneth Williams

Actor | Follow That Camel

The acting bug bit Kenneth Williams when, as a student, his English teacher suggested he try out for a school play. He found that he enjoyed it tremendously, but when he raised the possibility at home of becoming an actor, his father forbade it. Williams was eventually sent to art school in London ...

18. Michael Pataki

Actor | Rocky IV

Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Michael Pataki had a long, varied and impressive career in both movies and TV shows, alike, that spanned a little over 50 years. Pataki was born on January 16, 1938 in Youngstown, Ohio. He attended the University of Southern California as a double ...

19. Paul Bogart

Director | CBS Playhouse

Paul Bogart was born on November 13, 1919 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Paul Bogoff. He was a director and producer, known for CBS Playhouse (1967), All in the Family (1971) and Torch Song Trilogy (1988). He was married to Alma Jane Gitnick. He died on April 15, 2012 in ...

20. Paul Langton

Actor | The Twilight Zone

Although established in show business for many years, it wasn't until 1964 with the debut of the TV series, "Peyton Place" that he became truly famous as the hapless and scheming, Leslie Harrington. His tenure there lasted several years and he added considerable style and finesse with his presence ...

21. Pedro Infante

Actor | Tizoc (Amor indio)

Undoubtedly, Pedro Infante was, and still is, the idol of Mexico. Because of his movies (59 including 55 leading roles and four cameos), records (366 songs recorded between 1943 and 1956) and public appearances in Mexico and Latin America, Infante became a star and the most beloved human being in ...

22. Philip D'Antoni

Producer | The French Connection

Philip D'Antoni was born on February 19, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for The French Connection (1971), Bullitt (1968) and The Seven-Ups (1973). He died on April 15, 2018 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

23. Raymond Bailey

Actor | Vertigo

Raymond Bailey was a great example of "If at first you don't succeed..." After high school, Bailey headed for Hollywood with the intent on becoming a movie star, but soon found it tougher than he thought. Instead Bailey went into a high finance career working as stockbroker and banker. He made a ...

24. Richard Conte

Actor | The Godfather

Richard Conte was born Nicholas Richard Conte on March 24, 1910, in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of an Italian-American barber. The young Conte held a variety of jobs before becoming a professional actor, including truck driver, Wall Street clerk and singing waiter at a Connecticut resort. The ...

25. Richard LeParmentier

Actor | Star Wars

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was Richard LeParmentier's third film after moving to Britain from the United States in 1974. Richard has appeared in over fifty films and TV shows. He used to reside in Bath, UK, and worked as a screenwriter. He also developed a comedy-drama series for the...

26. Robert Brubaker

Actor | The Book of Acts Series

Robert Brubaker, son of George Brubaker and descendant of Jonas Sparks, a friend of frontiersman Daniel Boone, was born October 9, 1916 in Robinson, Illinois, a little town two hundred and ten miles south of Chicago and seven miles from the Wabash River. Probably the towns only claim to fame is ...

27. Ruth Tobey

Actress | Our Town

Ruth Tobey was born on August 30, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Our Town (1940), Janie (1944) and Janie Gets Married (1946). She was married to Grant Kearney Dilauro and Thomas J. Harris. She died on April 15, 2008 in California.

28. Syd Chaplin

Actor | King, Queen and Joker

Syd Chaplin was born on March 16, 1885 in London, England as Sydney Hawkes. He was an actor and director, known for King, Queen and Joker (1921), The Better 'Ole (1926) and A Lover's Lost Control (1915). He was married to Gypsy and Minnie Chaplin. He died on April 15, 1965 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes,...

29. Sylvia Moy

Soundtrack | Bitter Moon

Sylvia Moy was born on September 15, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Sylvia Rose Moy. She died on April 15, 2017 in Dearborn, Michigan.

30. Tim McIntire

Actor | A Boy and His Dog

Tim McIntire was a remarkably fine, versatile and underrated actor/composer/singer/songwriter/musician who gave consistently strong, impressive and charismatic performances in both movies and TV shows alike. The son of character actor John McIntire and actress Jeanette Nolan, McIntire was born on ...

31. Vittorio Taviani

Director | La notte di San Lorenzo

Vittorio Taviani studied law at the University of Pisa, becoming interested in the cinema after seeing Roberto Rossellini's Paisan (1946). After writing and directing short films and plays with his brother Paolo, he made his first feature in 1962. The brothers have continued to work together ever ...

32. Wallace Beery

Actor | Dinner at Eight

In 1902, 16-year-old Wallace Beery joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant to the elephant trainer. He left two years later after a leopard clawed his arm. Beery next went to New York, where he found work in musical variety shows. He became a leading man in musicals and appeared on ...

33. William Bakewell

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

William Bakewell was born on May 2, 1908 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Gone with the Wind (1939) and Hop Harrigan America's Ace of the Airways (1946). He was married to Diane Virginia Griffiths (June DeMent) and Jennifer Holt. He ...



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