Deaths: May 27

by bcampos862 | created - 27 May 2017 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

1. Paul Gleason

Actor | The Breakfast Club

Character actor Paul Gleason was adept at playing tough guys and white collar sleazebags, making his film debut in Winter A-Go-Go (1965). He made a name for himself portraying these unlikeable characters. A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Gleason studied extensively at the Actor's Studio in New ...

2. Betty Glover

Actress | Crisis Counselor

Betty Glover was born on April 30, 1928 in the USA as Mary Elizabeth Lillian Betty Krachey Bloom Koerber. She was an actress, known for Crisis Counselor (1982), It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. (2007) and The Best of Times (1981). She was married to Bruce Glover. She died on May 27, 2016.

3. Bill Buckner

Actor | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Bill Buckner achieved baseball immortality and infamy among Boston Red Sox fans (collectively known as The Red Sox Nation) when as Red Sox first baseman, he let a ball weakly hit by Mookie Wilson scoot between his legs during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series (1986). The spectacular bone-headed play ...

4. Bill Pertwee

Actor | Dad's Army

Bill Pertwee was born on July 21, 1926 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England as William Desmond Anthony Pertwee. He was an actor and writer, known for Dad's Army (1968), Dad's Army (1971) and Two in Clover (1969). He was married to Marion Pertwee. He died on May 27, 2013 in Truro, Cornwall, England.

6. Chips Rafferty

Actor | Wake in Fright

Years before Jack Thompson arrived on the scene, Chips Rafferty was regarded by many as the personification of the stereotypically rugged, straightforward and laconic Aussie male. Tall and thin, though not particularly striking in appearance, Rafferty was a tailor-made star for the austere, ...

7. Connie Kurtz

Actress | Bow 'N' Arrow

Connie Kurtz was born on July 19, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Constance Levy. She was an actress, known for Bow 'N' Arrow (2010), Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House (2002) and In the Life (1992). She was married to Ruth Berman and Bernard Kurtz. She died on May 27, ...

8. Donald Peterson

Self | America's Astronauts: Mercury to Apollo to Today

Donald Peterson was born on October 22, 1933 in Winona, Mississippi, USA. He was married to Bonnie. He died on May 27, 2018 in El Lago, Texas, USA.

9. Edward Brophy

Actor | The Thin Man

Edward S. Brophy was born on February 27, 1895 in New York City and educated at the University of Virginia. He became a bit and small-part in the movies starting in 1919, but switched to behind-the-scenes work for job security, though he continued appearing in small parts. While serving as a ...

10. Florida Friebus

Actress | The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Florida Friebus was born on October 10, 1909 in Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959), The Bob Newhart Show (1972) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970). She was married to Richard Waring. She died on May 27, 1988 in Laguna Niguel, ...

11. François Weyergans

Director | Couleur chair

François Weyergans was born on December 9, 1941 in Brussels, Belgium. He was a director and writer, known for Flesh Color (1978), Je t'aime, tu danses (1975) and Aline (1967). He died on May 27, 2019 in Paris, France.

12. Freddy Buache

Writer | Michel Mitrani: Une certaine idée de la télévision

Freddy Buache was born on December 29, 1924 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He was an actor and writer, known for Michel Mitrani: Une certaine idée de la télévision (2006), La nuit de l'éclusier (1989) and Liebeserklärung (1988). He was married to Marie-Magdeleine Brumagne...

13. Gabriel Diniz

Self | SóTocaTop

Gabriel Diniz was born on October 18, 1990 in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil as José Gabriel de Souza Diniz. He died on May 27, 2019 in Estância, Sergipe, Brazil.

14. Gamini Hettiarachchi

Actor | Bawathra

Gamini Hettiarachchi was an actor, known for Bawathra (2005), Sinhawalokanaya (2011) and Aswesuma (2001). He died on May 27, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

15. Gardner Dozois

Actor | The Chronic Rift

Gardner Dozois was born on July 23, 1947 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA as Gardner Raymond Dozois. He was an actor, known for The Chronic Rift (1990). He died on May 27, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

16. George Zucco

Actor | The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

At 22, George Zucco decided to begin his stage career in earnest in the Canadian provinces in 1908. In the course of the following decade, he also performed in an American vaudeville tour with his young wife, Frances, in a routine called "The Suffragette." As World War I grew in scale, Zucco ...

17. Gil Scott-Heron

Soundtrack | State of Play

Gil Scott-Heron was born on April 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was married to Brenda Sykes. He died on May 27, 2011 in New York, New York, USA.

18. Gregg Allman

Soundtrack | Unbreakable

Gregg Allman was born on December 8, 1947 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as Gregory LeNoir Allman. He was married to Shannon Williams, Stacey Fountain, Miranda Stevens, Julie Bindas, Cher, Janice Blair and Shelley Winters. He died on May 27, 2017 in Savannah, Georgia, USA.

19. Gretchen Wyler

Actress | The Devil's Brigade

Lovely, sparkling blonde musical actress and dancer Gretchen Wyler was born Gretchen Patricia Weinecke on February 16, 1932, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, the daughter of Louis Gustave Weinecke, a gasoline engineer, and Peggy (nee Highley) Weinecke. She graduated from her home town high school and ...

20. Jawaharlal Nehru

Writer | Bharat Ek Khoj

Jawaharlal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad, India. He was the son of Swaroop Rani and Motilal Nehru, a wealthy lawyer and a prominent leader of the Indian independence movement. The Nehru family belonged to the saraswat Brahmin caste. Nehru graduated from Trinity College, ...

21. Jeff Conaway

Actor | Grease

Jeff Conaway was born on October 5, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Jeffery Charles William Michael Conaway. He was an actor, known for Grease (1978), Taxi (1978) and Babylon 5 (1993). He was married to Kerri Young and Rona Newton-John. He died on May 27, 2011 in Encino, Los Angeles, ...

22. Jeffrey Hunter

Actor | The Searchers

Jeffrey Hunter was born Henry Herman McKinnies Jr. on November 25, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, an only child. His parents met at the University of Arkansas, and when he was almost four his family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his teens, he acted in productions of the North Shore Children's ...

23. Jocelyne Blouin

Actress | Bye-Bye

Jocelyne Blouin was born on October 17, 1950 in Québec, Canada. She was an actress, known for Bye-Bye (1968), Almanach (1999) and Le téléjournal (1970). She died on May 27, 2019 in Montréal, Québec.

24. Patience Cleveland

Actress | Donnie Darko

Patience Cleveland was born on May 23, 1931 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Donnie Darko (2001), Psycho III (1986) and Murder, She Wrote (1984). She was married to Peter Hobbs. She died on May 27, 2004 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

25. Ramon Bieri

Actor | Badlands

Heavy-set American character actor whose typical screen personae tended to be gruff westerners, irate cops and hard-boiled gangsters. A decorated Korean War veteran, Bieri appeared on stage from 1954, both on ('Death of a Salesman', 1975) and off-Broadway. He latterly acted with the ensemble of San...

26. Roger O. Hirson

Writer | The Adams Chronicles

Father of playwright David Hirson ("La Bete", "Wrong Mountain").

27. Russ Regan

Music_department | The Karate Kid

Russ Regan was born on October 15, 1928 in Sanger, California, USA as Harold Rustigan. He is known for his work on The Karate Kid (1984), Flashdance (1983) and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988). He was married to Sheryl. He died on May 27, 2018 in Palm Springs, California.

28. Russell Nype

Actor | Love Story

Russell Nype was born on April 26, 1920 in Zion, Illinois, USA as Russell Harold Nype. He was an actor, known for Love Story (1970), Murder, She Wrote (1984) and Dorothy (1979). He was married to Diantha Fitch Lawrence. He died on May 27, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

29. Ruth McDevitt

Actress | The Birds

Delightfully daffy and quite an apple dumpling of a darling, this cheerfully wizened character actress was born Ruth Thane Shoecraft on September 13, 1895, in Michigan but raised in Ohio where her father served as a county sheriff. Ruth's parents, both musicians, encouraged her to perform. ...

30. Severn Darden

Actor | Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Severn Darden was born on November 9, 1929 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Severn Teackle Darden Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), Saturday the 14th (1981) and Real Genius (1985). He was married to Heather I Bleackley and Cynthia Jane Williams. He...

31. Shelly Novack

Actor | Airport

Shelly Novack was a star athlete at Venice High School in California. He later played football at Santa Monica City College, Long Beach State, and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 1965. He became an actor through football, much like some other athletes do. Shelly won the first Toyota Grand ...

32. Tony Horwitz

Writer | Untitled John Brown Project

Tony Horwitz was born on June 9, 1958 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Anthony Lander Horwitz. He was a writer, known for Untitled John Brown Project, The Good Americans: One Revolution, Two Nations (2021) and American Experience (1988). He was married to Geraldine Brooks. He died on May...

33. Tuqui

Actor | Luna salvaje

Tuqui was born on March 22, 1955 in Floresta, Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as Gabriel Gustavo Pinto. He was an actor, known for Wild Moon (2000). He died on May 27, 2019 in Mercedes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

34. Vince Deadrick Sr.

Actor | Broken Arrow

Vince Deadrick Sr. was born on August 8, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is known for his work on Broken Arrow (1996), Total Recall (1990) and Arlington Road (1999). He died on May 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. Virginia Gumm

Actress | The Wedding of Jack and Jill

Virginia Susanne Gumm was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, as Dorothy Virginia Gumm. She was an accomplished talented performer, an actress, known for La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (1935), The Wedding of Jack and Jill (1930), and The Harvey Girls (1946). She was a member of the Gumm Sisters, along ...

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