Deaths: October 9

by bcampos862 | created - 07 Oct 2017 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

1. Jan Hooks

Actress | Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Jan Hooks is better remembered for her five-year run on Saturday Night Live (1975) (1986-91) on the series she impersonated actress ranging from Bette Davis, to Ann-Margret, to Sally Kellerman, to Jodie Foster. After she left the show, she was proposed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason to replace Jean ...

2. Aileen Wuornos

Self | Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer

Aileen Wuornos was born on February 29, 1956 in Rochester, Michigan, USA as Aileen Carol Pittman. She was married to Lewis Gratz Fell. She died on October 9, 2002 in Florida State Prison, Starke, Florida, USA.

3. Andrzej Wajda

Director | Katyn

Andrzej Wajda is an Academy Award-wining director. He is the most prominent filmmaker in Poland known for The Promised Land (1975), Man of Iron (1981), and Katyn (2007).

He was Born on March 6, 1926, in Suwalki, Poland. His mother, Aniela Wajda, was a teacher at a Ukrainian school. His father, Jakub...

4. Arch Johnson

Actor | The Sting

Arch Johnson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1922. A stage actor as well as a prolific television character actor, he was in the original production of "West Side Story" on Broadway and the revival of that show in the 1980s on Broadway as well. He was the only actor from the original stage ...

5. Carol Bruce

Actress | Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Carol Bruce was born on November 15, 1919 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, USA as Shirley Levy. She was an actress, known for Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Behind the Eight Ball (1942) and Keep 'Em Flying (1941). She was married to Milton Nathonson. She died on October 9, 2007 in ...

6. Charles Guggenheim

Producer | Berga: Soldiers of Another War

Charles Guggenheim was born into a wealthy Cincinnati family (his father was a furniture manufacturer). While studying agriculture in college in 1943, Guggenheim was drafted into the army. Upon discharge from the service he decided against an agricultural career and moved to New York to pursue a ...

7. Dagmar

Actress | The Dagmar Story

Dagmar was born on November 29, 1921 in Huntington, West Virginia, USA as Virginia Ruth Egnor. She was married to Dick Hinds, Danny Dayton and Angelo Lewis. She died on October 9, 2001 in Ceredo, West Virginia.

8. David Dukes

Actor | Gods and Monsters

David Dukes was born on June 6, 1945 in San Francisco, California, USA as David Coleman Dukes. He was an actor, known for Gods and Monsters (1998), The Winds of War (1983) and The Mommies (1993). He was married to Carol Muske-Dukes and Carolyn L McKenzie. He died on October 9, 2000 in Lakewood, ...

9. David Weisman

Producer | Kiss of the Spider Woman

Born in upstate New York, after one viewing of La Dolce Vita (1960), David Weisman dropped out of Syracuse University's School of Fine Arts in the early 1960s to design film-posters in Rome -- where, by learning fluent Italian, he managed to meet Federico Fellini, create the poster for Otto e mezzo...

10. Diane Jergens

Actress | Matinee Theater

Cute, elfin-like blonde Dianna Irgens was born in Minneapolis of Norwegian and Austro-Hungarian ancestry to Norman Clifford Irgens and Anna Agnes Irgens, the youngest of three children. She gained her first performing experience in high school and first auditioned for films at the age of eight. ...

11. Dorothea Buck

Self | Streit im Schloss

Dorothea Buck was born on April 5, 1917 in Naumburg (Saale), Germany as Dorothea Sophie Buck-Zerchin. She died on October 9, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.

12. Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Writer | Diarios de motocicleta

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born to a middle-class family in Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina, on June 14, 1928. Disgusted by the corrupt Argentine military dictatorship, Guevara became a dedicated Marxist while in his teens. As a student he vowed to devote his life to revolutionary causes...

14. Harald Reinl

Director | Der Frosch mit der Maske

Harald Reinl was born on July 9, 1908 in Bad Ischl, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Face of the Frog (1959), Chariots of the Gods (1970) and Night on Mont-Blanc (1951). He was married to Daniela Delis, Karin Dor and Corinna Frank. He died on October 9, 1986 in Puerto de la ...

15. Harris Savides

Cinematographer | Elephant

Harris Savides was born on September 28, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a cinematographer, known for Elephant (2003), Zodiac (2007) and Birth (2004). He was married to Medine Chenet. He died on October 9, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City.

16. Helen Morgan

Actress | Show Boat

Before the tragic legacies of songbird icons Édith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Judy Garland took hold, there was the one...the original...lady who sang the blues and started the whole "bawl" rolling. Like her successors, Helen Morgan lived the sad songs she sang...and more.

She started her life ...

17. Herbert Ross

Director | The Turning Point

Herbert Ross was born on May 13, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Herbert David Ross. He is known for his work on The Turning Point (1977), The Goodbye Girl (1977) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969). He was married to Lee Radziwill and Nora Kaye. He died on October 9, 2001 in New York ...

18. Jacques Brel

Composer | Le Far-West

One of the most popular singers of French songs. After a childhood full of boredom and normality, Brel started to work in his father's cardboard factory. But he wanted a different kind of life. He had been writing songs all his life and in the early 1950s he went to Paris. After a few years he ...

19. James Finlayson

Actor | Way Out West

Alongside Ben Turpin, diminutive Scots-born Jimmy Finlayson was, arguably, the most instantly recognisable of the many clowns of silent screen slapstick who made their living as comic foil to stars like Laurel & Hardy, or Harold Lloyd. The perpetually exasperated, squinting, bald-pated master of ...

20. Jean Lanzi

Actor | Spirale

Jean Lanzi was born on April 11, 1934 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. He was an actor, known for Spiral (1987), Mauregard (1970) and Le Francophonissime (1969). He was married to Claire Vernet. He died on October 9, 2018 in Montpellier, Hérault, France.

21. Jean Rochefort

Actor | L'homme du train

French character star Jean Rochefort expressed an interest in acting early in life. Born in 1930, he trained at the Paris Conservatoire but had to halt his studies due to military service. Relocating to Paris, he developed a minor name for himself in cabaret and stage plays. He also worked with the...

22. Jill Freedman

Self | Everybody Street

Jill Freedman, a hard-working, hard-living photographer who immersed herself for months at a time in the lives of street cops, firefighters, circus performers and other tribes she felt were misunderstood. After the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, she took up residence ...

23. John W. Corso

Production_designer | Weird Science

John W. Corso is from the rather small town of Wabash, Indiana. Since working in Hollywood on, most notably, such timeless classics of the 1980s as the John Hughes standards Ferris Bueller's Day Off (think of the artistic genius of the art museum montage), The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and ...

24. Liliana Serrantes

Actress | Dos para una mentira

Liliana Serantes was born in Argentina. She and her twin sister, Noemí Serantes, became, at the age of 6, very well known in the Argentine television. As a matter of fact, both were the faces of TV news in channel 9 for several years.

Liliana Serantes had important roles in some soap operas in the ...

25. Lorand Gaspar

Writer | Jours de France

Lorand Gaspar was born on February 28, 1925 in Targu Mures, Romania. He was a writer, known for 4 Days in France (2016), Aires 06 (2006) and L'invité (2000). He was married to Francine. He died on October 9, 2019 in France.

26. Louis Nye

Actor | Curb Your Enthusiasm

Louis Nye was one of those delightfully pretentious comic actors you loved to hate, his flip manner and faux rich boy arrogance possessing his characters no matter what social stature they were. Nye (first name pronounced Louie) was a master at sketch comedy, foreign accents and the quicksilver ad ...

27. Marie Doro

Actress | The White Pearl

Classical stage and movie actress Marie Doro was a direct descendant of American political leader Patrick Henry. She was born Marie Katherine Steward in Pennsylvania in 1882. She began as a chorus girl in musical comedy under the management of impresario Charles Frohman, who took her to Broadway. ...

28. Michael Baseleon

Actor | The Passover Plot

Michael Baseleon was a busy American actor who debuted in the theater before becoming a regular on television. He was featured or guest-starred in some 90 television series and TV movies (including The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969), Ironside (1967), Police Woman (1974), Barnaby Jones (1973), ...

29. Miriam Hopkins

Actress | The Heiress

Born into wealth in Savannah,Georgia on October 18, 1902, Ellen Miriam Hopkins was able to attend the finest educational institutions including Goddard Seminary in Plainfield, Vermont and Syracuse University in New York State. Studying dance in New York , she received her first taste of show ...

30. Norma Bengell

Actress | Terrore nello spazio

Norma Bengell was born on February 21, 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Norma Almeida Pinto Guimarães d'Area Bengell. She was an actress and director, known for Planet of the Vampires (1965), Sea of Roses (1978) and Eternamente Pagu (1987). She was married to Gabriele Tinti. She died on October 9,...

31. Oskar Schindler

Self | Biography

Oskar Schindler was born on April 28, 1908 in Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary. He was married to Emilie Schindler. He died on October 9, 1974 in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany.

32. Robert Allen

Actor | Rio Grande Ranger

As a young man Robert Allen, born Irvine E. Theodore Baehr, learned about horses: he played polo, hunted fox, and rode in the cavalry of of New York Military School, graduating there in 1924. After graduating Dartmouth College in 1929 with a degree in English he worked for a bank which failed in ...

33. Robert Bausch

He was a novelist and teacher. His twin brother, Richard Bausch, is also a novelist. They enlisted in the Air Force and served for four years, teaching survival tactics. They attended Northern Virginia Community College before transferring to George Mason University, where both won top writing ...

34. Thalmus Rasulala

Actor | New Jack City

Thalmus Rasulala was born on November 15, 1939 in Miami, Florida, USA as Jack Crowder. He was an actor and assistant director, known for New Jack City (1991), Above the Law (1988) and Roots (1977). He was married to Shirlyn Mozingo and Martha Roberts. He died on October 9, 1991 in Albuquerque, New ...

35. Venantino Venantini

Actor | L'immortel

A staple of both the arthouse and grindhouse cinemas for nearly 50 years, Venantino Venantini only began acting as a way to finance his first passion - art. Accepted into the prestigious École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris, he took on extra work in films like Ben-Hur (1959) to ...

36. Warner Saunders

Actor | Ali

Warner Saunders was born on January 30, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Ali (2001), ER (1994) and The West Wing (1999). He was married to Sadako. He died on October 9, 2018 in Chicago.

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