Deaths: October 4

by bcampos862 | created - 28 Sep 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Diahann Carroll

Actress | Julia

One of television's premier African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York. The first child of John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel Faulk Johnson, a nurse; music ...

2. Alberto Testa

Romeo and Juliet

Alberto Testa was born on December 23, 1922 in Turin, Italy. He is known for his work on Romeo and Juliet (1968), Laudes Evangelii (1961) and The King's Whore (1990). He died on October 4, 2019 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy.

3. Arturo García Buhr

Actor | Los chicos crecen

Arturo García Buhr was born on December 16, 1905 in Dolores, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor and director, known for The Kids Grow Up (1942), Mi mujer, la sueca y yo (1967) and ¿Vendrás a media noche? (1950). He was married to Aída Olivier. He died on October 4, 1995 in ...

4. Audrey Wells

Writer | The Hate U Give

Audrey Wells was born on January 25, 1960 in San Francisco, California, USA as Audrey Ann Lederer. She was a writer, known for The Hate U Give (2018), Guinevere (1999) and George of the Jungle (1997). She was married to Brian Lane Larky, John James Radzik, Jeffrey D Robinson and Mr Wells. She died ...

5. Ben Bates

Actor | Ruckus

Ben Bates was born on September 4, 1933 in Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Ruckus (1980), Swamp Thing (1982) and Hart to Hart (1979). He died on October 4, 2017 in Sun City, California, USA.

6. Buddy Lester

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Buddy Lester, stand-up comedian and character actor on television and in motion pictures was born in Chicago and became a fixture on the international nightclub circuit for seven decades. In Las Vegas, he opened for Frank Sinatra several times and appeared in the Rat Pack films Ocean's 11 (1960) and...

7. Colin Gordon

Actor | The Pink Panther

Ceylon-born Colin Gordon began acting on the West End stage as the hind legs of a horse in 'Toad of Toad Hall' in 1934. After wartime service, he returned to the stage, appearing in such plays as 'The White Carnation' and 'The Little Hut' (both 1953), 'Misery Me!' (1955) and 'The Touch of Fear' (...

8. Doris Belack

Actress | What About Bob?

A New York native, Doris Belack began her acting career as an audio reader and lent her voice to the 1955 album "Poetry of the Negro" with Sidney Poitier. She later was active in television; she was best known for her roles as Anna Wolek on the television soap opera One Life to Live (1968) and ...

9. Ed Ackerson

Soundtrack | Slaves to the Underground

Ed Ackerson was born in 1965 in Stillwater, Minnesota. He died on October 4, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

10. Eduardo Pavlovsky

Actor | Potestad

Eduardo Pavlovsky was born on December 10, 1933 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor and writer, known for Potestad (2002), Clouds (1998) and Cuatro caras para Victoria (1992). He died on October 4, 2015 in Buenos Aires.

11. George Claydon

Actor | The Last Days of Pompeii

George Claydon was born on September 4, 1933 in Bristol, England as George Albert Claydon. He was an actor, known for The Last Days of Pompeii (1984), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1967) and Sharon's Baby (1975). He died on October 4, 2001 in Hammersmith, London, England.

12. Graham Chapman

Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a German air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he ...

14. James Schmerer

Writer | MacGyver

Became the producer of The High Chaparral (1967) in 1969 at the age of 31, reputedly the youngest producer of a prime time US television series at the time.

15. Janis Joplin

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta, ...

16. Jerry Ross

Soundtrack | Now and Then

Jerry Ross was born on May 1, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Jerry Jan Ross. He died on October 4, 2017 in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania.

17. Jill Bennett

Actress | The Nanny

Jill Bennett was born on December 24, 1931 in Penang, Malaysia as Nora Noel Jill Bennett. She was an actress and writer, known for The Nanny (1965), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Moulin Rouge (1952). She was married to John Osborne and Willis Hall. She died on October 4, 1990 in Kensington, London,...

18. Kevin Ellison

Self | The NFL on CBS

Kevin Ellison was born in 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kevin Marcus Ellison. He died on October 4, 2018 in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles.

19. María Elena Sagrera

Actress | Dos a quererse

Maria Elena Sagrera is one of the complete actresses of Argentina. Studied in the National Conservatory of Dramatico Art with professors like Blanca de la Vega and Antonio Cunill Cabanellas. It was important figure in the independent theaters, releasing "El Puente", of Carlos Gorostiza. She ...

20. Mario Almada

Actor | Todo por nada

Mario Almada was born on January 7, 1922 in Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico as Mario Almada Otero. He was an actor and producer, known for Todo por nada (1969), El tunco Maclovio (1970) and Chido Guan, el tacos de oro (1986). He died on October 4, 2016 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

21. Masaki Kobayashi

Director | Seppuku

Masaki Kobayashi was born on February 14, 1916 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Hara-Kiri (1962), Samurai Rebellion (1967) and The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959). He died on October 4, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan.

22. Mercedes Sosa

Soundtrack | Che: Part Two

Mercedes Sosa was born on July 9, 1935 in San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina as Haydeé Mercedes Sosa. She was married to Pocho Mazitelli and Manuel Oscar Matus. She died on October 4, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina.

23. Norman Wisdom

Actor | Trouble in Store

Norman Wisdom has become the great British clown very much in the mould of Charles Chaplin with his "little man" in the ill fitting suit and cloth cap. His character is "everyman", much put upon but struggling through to a (usually) happy ending. He was brought up in an orphanage after his mother ...

24. Osvaldo Terranova

Actor | Anna Christie

Osvaldo Terranova was born on August 30, 1923 in Villaguay, Entre Ríos, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Anna Christie (1965), In Retirement (1984) and Jewish Gauchos (1975). He was married to Beatriz Doré. He died on October 4, 1984 in Villaguay.

25. Pepe Biondi

Actor | Patapufete!

Pepe Biondi was born on September 4, 1909 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as José Biondi. He was an actor and writer, known for Patapufete! (1967), Música, mujeres y amor (1952) and El desastrólogo (1964). He was married to María Teresa Moraca. He died on October 4, 1975 in Buenos Aires.

26. Stephen Moore

Actor | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Stephen Moore was born on December 11, 1937 in Brixton, London, England as Stephen Vincent Moore. He was an actor and director, known for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981), Pirate Radio (2009) and A Bridge Too Far (1977). He was married to Noelyn George, Beth Morris, Celestine Randall and...

27. Susy Leiva

Actress | Ritmo, amor y juventud

Susy Leiva was born on August 31, 1933 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Susana Teodora Ramona Leiva. She was an actress, known for Ritmo, amor y juventud (1966), Buenas noches, Buenos Aires (1964) and Dos quijotes sobre ruedas (1966). She died on October 4, 1966 in Santa Fe, Argentina.

29. Tom Bell

Actor | The L-Shaped Room

Tom Bell was one of the UK's finest actors but he never achieved the star billing or recognition he so richly deserved. His career spanned some 50 years. Time and time again, Bell gave memorable performances. From the able seaman ordered to be flogged by a sadistic officer, played by Dirk Bogarde, ...

30. Will Vinton

Producer | Martin the Cobbler

Will Vinton was born on November 17, 1947 in McMinnville, Oregon, USA as William Gale Vinton. He was a producer and director, known for Martin the Cobbler (1977), Michael Jackson Moonwalker (1988) and Claymation Easter (1992). He was married to Gillian Allred and Susan Shadburne. He died on October...

31. William Tepper

Actor | Bachelor Party

William Tepper (aka Billy Tepper) was born in The Bronx and studied filmmaking at UCLA Film School where his first film, Evidence Of Tradition, was voted Best Film of the Year. His Hollywood career began at age 20, when his first screenplay won the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award. Fresh ...



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