Deaths: August 27

by bcampos862 | created - 22 Aug 2017 | updated - 19 Aug 2018 | Public

1. Emma Penella

Actress | Fortunata y Jacinta

Emma Penella was born on March 2, 1930 in Madrid, Spain as Manuela Ruiz Penella. She was an actress, known for Fortunata and Jacinta (1970), Aquí no hay quien viva (2003) and The Executioner (1963). She was married to Emiliano Piedra. She died on August 27, 2007 in Madrid.

2. Beba Bidart

Actress | La bestia debe morir

Beba Bidart was born on April 3, 1923 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Elianne Renée Schiani Bidart. She was an actress, known for La bestia debe morir (1952), The Lion's Share (1978) and Nacha Regules (1950). She was married to Cacho Fontana. She died on August 27, 1994 in Buenos Aires.

3. Bennett Cerf

Writer | The Twilight Zone

Best known as publisher and founder of Random House. Published many giants of 20th century American literature, including William Faulkner, James Michener, and Ayn Rand. Published James Joyce's Ulysses in the US after winning landmark Supreme Court obscenity case. Edited compilations of humor and ...

4. Bill Shirley

Actor | Sleeping Beauty

Bill Shirley was born on July 6, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Sleeping Beauty (1959), I Dream of Jeanie (1952) and Flying Tigers (1942). He died on August 27, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

5. Billy Sands

Actor | Rocky

Billy Sands was born William F. Sands on January 6, 1911 in Bergen, NY, to Dana Alice (Marboys) and John F. Sands. He began his professional acting career in 1946 when he appeared on Broadway with Spencer Tracy in Robert Sherwood's "Rugged Path", but he eventually became a television character ...

6. Brandon Tartikoff

Writer | Beggars and Choosers

Brandon Tartikoff was a graduate of Yale University, and started his career out at WLS-TV in Chicago. He switched jobs to ABC in New York in the mid-1970s, and moved to NBC in 1977 where he became a programming executive hired by Dick Ebersol. Tartikoff took over programming duties from Fred ...

7. Carlos Vanoni

Actor | El oriental

This tall, blond, and handsome actor was successful during the 70s. He played distinguished characters with Gabriela Gili, Rodolfo Beban, and Delfy de Ortega in the soap operas " Malevo" (1972) and "El Cuarteador' (1977).

In movies, he is well remembered for his character in "Carmina" with Maria De ...

8. Douglas Kenney

Writer | National Lampoon's Animal House

Though almost completely unknown, this man was one of the originators of a highly popular and groundbreaking new form of comedy and satire.

After working on the Harvard Lampoon as an undergraduate, Douglas C. Kenney co-founded the National Lampoon magazine and the National Lampoon Radio Hour.

Kenney ...

11. Gail Russell

Actress | The Uninvited

Gail Russell was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 21, 1924. She remained in the Windy City, going to school until her parents moved to California when she was 14. She was an above-average student in school and upon graduation from Santa Monica High School was signed by Paramount Studios.


12. Gracie Allen

Actress | A Damsel in Distress

Gracie Allen was born on July 26, 1895 in San Francisco, California, USA as Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen. She was an actress, known for A Damsel in Distress (1937), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950) and The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939). She was married to George Burns. She died ...

13. Greg Morris

Actor | Mission: Impossible

Born in Cleveland, Morris came to Hollywood in the early 1960s. His acting experience at that time consisted of a few minor roles on the Seattle stage. He found work appearing on Television series such as The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and The Twilight Zone (1959) before being cast in Mission: ...

14. Helli Stehle

Actress | Emil, mer mues halt rede mitenand

Helli Stehle was born on December 6, 1907 in Basel, Kanton Basel Stadt, Switzerland as Helene Louise Stehle. She was an actress, known for Emil, mer mues halt rede mitenand (1941) and De Tod uf em Oepfelbaum (1966). She died on August 27, 2017 in Basel, Switzerland.

15. Jeep Swenson

Actor | Batman & Robin

Jeep Swenson was born on January 5, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas, USA as Robert Alexander Swenson Jr. He was an actor, known for Batman & Robin (1997), Bulletproof (1996) and Walker, Texas Ranger (1993). He was married to Erin Hillsman. He died on August 18, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

16. Jinx Falkenburg

Actress | Sing for Your Supper

Jinx Falkenburg was born on January 21, 1919 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Eugenia Lincoln Falkenburg. She was an actress, known for Sing for Your Supper (1941), Lucky Legs (1942) and Talk About a Lady (1946). She was married to Tex McCrary. She died on August 27, 2003 in Manhasset, New York, ...

17. Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris

Writer | La chapelle de Romchamp

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris was born on October 6, 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland as Charles Edouard Jeanneret. He was a writer, known for La chapelle de Romchamp (1964), England Home & Beauty (1976) and Le Corbusier, l'architecte du bonheur (1957). He was married to Yvonne Gallis. ...

18. Leonard J. Waxdeck

Self | The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Leonard J. Waxdeck was a biology teacher at Piedmont High School in Piedmont, CA. In 1963, at the suggestion of a student, he started an annual bird calling contest. Contest winners have appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny ...

19. Martín Karadagián

Actor | El hombre invisible ataca

Martín Karadagián was born on April 30, 1922 in San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Martín Karadajiyan. He was an actor, known for The Invisible Man Attacks (1967), Reencuentro con la gloria (1962) and Los superagentes y la gran aventura del oro (1980). He died on August 27, 1991 in Buenos Aires.

20. Mary Beth Hughes

Actress | Inner Sanctum

Mary Beth Hughes' parents separated while she was still a baby. She was brought up by a grandmother whose dearest wish was to make her an actress. As a result, she started her career at an early age while still a high school student. She starred in the stage version of "Alice in Wonderland" then ...

21. Nico Minardos

Actor | The Twilight Zone

Nico Minardos was born on February 15, 1930 in Athens, Greece as Nicholas Minardos. He was an actor and producer, known for The Twilight Zone (1959), Assault on Agathon (1976) and Mission: Impossible (1966). He was married to Julie Ann Schacht and Deborah Jean Smith. He died on August 27, 2011 in ...

22. Priscilla Lawson

Actress | Flash Gordon

A voluptuous, rather severe-looking beauty, dark-haired Priscilla Lawson was a professional model in her early twenties when she was crowned "Miss Miami Beach" in 1935. The attention helped her to win a contract with Universal Pictures and she soon began appearing in films. Confined mostly to small...

23. Raymond St. Jacques

Actor | They Live

Actor Raymond St. Jacques was born James Arthur Johnson in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1930, but he and younger sister Barbara were raised in Depression-era New Haven after their parents' divorce. He started writing and performing in his own short plays in elementary school and developed a strong ...

24. Robert Z. Leonard

Director | The Great Ziegfeld

Chicago-born Robert Z. Leonard studied law at the University of Colorado, but the legal profession proved not to be his forte and he dropped out in favor of a career in the theatre. When his family moved to Hollywood in 1907 Leonard sought work in the fledgling film industry, starting as an actor ...

25. Roberto Goyeneche

Soundtrack | Upside Down

Roberto Goyeneche was born on January 29, 1926 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as Roberto Emilio Goyeneche. He was an actor, known for Upside Down (2012), Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985) and The Tango Tells Its Story (1976). He was married to Luisa Miranda. He died on August 27, ...

26. Sally Blane

Actress | Forbidden Company

Although this lovely, light brown-haired leading lady would wind up better known as one of Loretta Young's three acting sisters, Sally Blane nevertheless enjoyed a lively albeit modest "B" film career during the late '20s and '30s. The resemblance to her "A"-level sister was very strong--the same ...

27. Stevie Ray Vaughan

Soundtrack | Unbreakable

Stevie Ray Vaughan was born on October 3, 1954 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was married to Lenora "Lenny" Darlene Bailey. He died on August 27, 1990 in East Troy, Wisconsin, USA.

28. Susan Peretz

Actress | Dog Day Afternoon

Susan Peretz was born on March 2, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) and Babes (1990). She died on August 27, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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