Deaths: April 6

by bcampos862 | created - 08 Apr 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

1. Greer Garson

Actress | Mrs. Miniver

Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson was born on September 29, 1904 in London, England, to Nancy Sophia (Greer) and George Garson, a commercial clerk. She was of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. Her childhood was a normal if not non-descript life. Greer showed no early signs of interest in becoming an ...

2. Armand Gatti

Writer | L'enclos

Armand Gatti was born on January 25, 1924 in Monte Carlo, Monaco as Dante Sauveur Gatti. He was a writer and director, known for Enclosure (1961), El otro Cristóbal (1963) and Nous étions tous des noms d'arbres (1983). He died on April 6, 2017 in Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, France.

3. Ben Powers

Actor | Mike Hammer

Ben Powers was born on July 5, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Alton Adelbert Powers. He was an actor, known for The New Mike Hammer (1984), Good Times (1974) and Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980). He died on April 6, 2015 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA.

4. Bigas Luna

Writer | Caniche

Bigas Luna was born on March 19, 1946 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Josep Joan Bigas Luna. He was a writer and director, known for Caniche (1979), Jamón, Jamón (1992) and The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997). He was married to Celia Orós. He died on April 6, 2013 in La...

5. Corin Redgrave

Actor | A Man for All Seasons

Corin Redgrave, a towering, award-winning force on the British stage but a lesser universally recognized third-generation scion of the acting dynasty, was the reddish-haired middle brother of his more internationally famous sisters, Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave who achieved widespread ...

7. David Macklin

Actor | The Virginian

David Macklin was born on March 24, 1941 in Greenhills, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as David Mortashed. He was an actor, known for The Virginian (1962), The Eleventh Hour (1962) and Perry Mason (1957). He was married to Lee A Duff Jr. He died on April 6, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

8. Dennis Cross

Actor | Mission: Impossible

Dennis Cross was born on December 17, 1924 in Whitefish, Montana, USA. He was an actor, known for Mission: Impossible (1966), The Blue Angels (1960) and Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971). He was married to Rita Jezelle Lecomte. He died on April 6, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

9. Don Rickles

Actor | Kelly's Heroes

Donald Jay Rickles was born May 8, 1926 in New York. Following the Golden Era of Hollywood, he remained active until early 2017. He got his start in night clubs, toiling for over 20 years, until 1958, when he made his film debut in Run Silent Run Deep (1958). The movie was a big hit. Afterward, ...

10. Donald McKayle

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Donald McKayle was born on July 6, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Donald Cohen McKayle. He is known for his work on Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), Good Times (1974) and Minstrel Man (1977). He was married to Lea Vivante and Esta Beck. He died on April 6, 2018 in Orange, California, USA.

11. Eddie Carroll

Actor | Kingdom Hearts

Eddie Carroll was born on September 5, 1933 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Edward Eleniak. He was an actor and writer, known for Kingdom Hearts (2002), Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) and Villains' Revenge (1999). He was married to Carolyn Springer. He died on April 6, 2010 in Woodland Hills, ...

12. Edla Van Steen

Actress | Na Garganta do Diabo

Edla Van Steen was born on July 12, 1936 in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. She was an actress, known for In the Devil's Throat (1960) and Anuska, Manequim e Mulher (1968). She was married to Sábato Magaldi. She died on April 6, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

13. Igor Stravinsky

Soundtrack | Allied

Igor Stravinsky's father was a singer at the opera, and thus Stravinsky became a student of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov after a short stint as a law student. Very much influenced by Russian composers, only his sponsor Sergei Diaghilev in Paris was able to convince him to try new styles of ballet, e.g. ...

14. Isaac Asimov

Writer | I, Robot

Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Judah Ozimov, on January 2, 1920, in Petrovichi shtetl, near Smolensk, Russia. He was the oldest of three children. His father, named Judah Ozimov, and his mother, named Anna Rachel Ozimov (nee Berman), were Orthodox Jews. Ozimov family were millers (the name Ozimov ...

15. Jacques Higelin

Actor | La verte moisson

Jacques Higelin was born on October 18, 1940 in Brou-sur-Chantereine, Seine-et-Marne, France as Jacques Joseph Victor Higelin. He was an actor, known for Green Harvest (1959), Seven Days Somewhere Else (1969) and Qui m'aime me suive (2006). He was married to Aziza Zakine. He died on April 6, 2018 ...

16. James Aubrey

Actor | Lord of the Flies

James Aubrey was born on August 28, 1947 in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria as James Aubrey Tregidgo. He was an actor and casting director, known for Lord of the Flies (1963), Spy Game (2001) and The Rift (1990). He was married to Agnes Kristin Hallander. He died on April 6, 2010 in Cranwell, ...

17. James Best

Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard

American character actor and teacher. Born Jewel Guy in Powderly, Kentucky, on July 26, 1926, he was orphaned at three and adopted by Armen and Essa Best, who re-named him James K. Best and raised him in Corydon, Indiana. Following high school he worked briefly as a metalworker before joining the ...

18. John Clements

Actor | The Four Feathers

John Clements hailed from southern England and was educated at St Paul's School in London and St John's College, Cambridge. His acting aspiration prompted his first stage appearance at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith in 1930 in the play "Out of the Blue". Through the 1930s, he continued to develop ...

19. Julia Faye

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Julia Faye's career is inextricably linked to director Cecil B. DeMille. He was her mentor, while she was for many years his mistress (a liaison which was tolerated by De Mille's long-suffering wife Constance Adams). Julia was born in Richmond, Virginia, of French-American parentage. She had a ...

20. Luigi Comencini

Writer | Voltati Eugenio

Luigi Comencini was born on June 8, 1916 in Salò, Lombardy, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for Eugenio (1980), Everybody Go Home! (1960) and Bread, Love and Dreams (1953). He was married to Giulia Grifeo. He died on April 6, 2007 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

21. Martín Rocco

Actor | El Kiosco

Martín Rocco was an actor, known for El Kiosco (2019), Jorge (2013) and En viaje (2015). He died on April 6, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

22. Mary Anderson

Actress | Lifeboat

Mary Anderson was born on April 3, 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. She was an actress, known for Lifeboat (1944), Gone with the Wind (1939) and Henry and Dizzy (1942). She was married to Leon Shamroy and Leonard Marion Behrens. She died on April 6, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA.

23. Merle Haggard

Soundtrack | Wag the Dog

Merle Ronald Haggard was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Haggard was born in Oildale, California, during the Great Depression. His childhood was troubled after the death of his father. After being released from San Quentin State Prison in 1960, he managed to turn his...

24. Mickey Rooney

Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. ...

25. Miguel Poblet

Actor | Escuela de periodismo

Miguel Poblet was born on March 18, 1926 in Montcada i Reixac, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Miguel Poblet i Orriols. He was an actor, known for Escuela de periodismo (1956). He died on April 6, 2013 in Barcelona.

26. Nobu McCarthy

Actress | The Karate Kid Part II

Lovely, demure actress Nobu McCarthy, born Nobu Atsumi in Ottawa Canada, was raised in Japan and studied ballet. A modeling career eventually led to her winning the "Miss Tokyo" beauty title. She married a US serviceman and returned to the States in 1955. Discovered by a talent agent, she made a ...

27. Noemí Laserre

Actress | El fantasma de la ópera

Noemí Laserre was an actress, known for The Phantom of the Opera (1960), ¿Es usted el asesino? (1961) and Un viaje de locos (1974). She died on April 6, 2001 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

28. Norman Tokar

Director | The Cat from Outer Space

Performed on Broadway from 1939-1942.

29. Patricia Miccio

Actress | Por quererte tanto

Patricia Miccio was an actress, known for Por quererte tanto (1998), Cotidiano (2002) and Grandiosas (2002). She died on April 6, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

30. Prince Rainier of Monaco


Born the sole heir to the throne of the nation of Monaco, Prince Rainier lived his life by duty. The son of Charlotte Grimaldi, the illegitimate daughter of Monaco's Prince Louis, Rainier was the aging Monarch's only grandson and was therefore invested as his heir. He knew the constraints of duty ...

31. Ray Charles

Composer | The First Nine Months Are the Hardest

Ray Charles was born on September 13, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Charles Ray Offenberg. He is known for his work on The First Nine Months Are the Hardest (1971), Perry Como's Christmas in the Holy Land (1980) and The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team (1984). He was married to Bernice P ...

32. Ricardo Lavié

Actor | Chiquilina mía

Ricardo Lavié was born on October 5, 1922 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Ricardo Machado. He was an actor, known for Chiquilina mía (1991), Pepper (1966) and Brigada cola (1992). He died on April 6, 2010 in Buenos Aires.

33. Salvatore Corsitto

Actor | The Godfather

Salvatore Corsitto was born on January 9, 1913 in Canicattini Bagni, Sicily, Italy. He was an actor, known for The Godfather (1972) and What Are Best Friends For? (1973). He died on April 6, 1999.

34. Silvia Derbez

Actress | El rey de México

Silvia Derbez was born on March 8, 1932 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico as Lucille Silvia Derbez Amézquita. She was an actress, known for El rey de México (1956), Cruz de amor (1970) and Maria Isabel (1966). She died on April 6, 2002 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

35. Skip O'Brien

Actor | Black Sheep

Skip O'Brien was born on August 20, 1950 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA as Bernard Francis O'Brien. He was an actor, known for Black Sheep (1996), Higher Learning (1995) and Blow (2001). He was married to Susanne Bordeaux. He died on April 6, 2011 in Hazlet, New Jersey.

36. Susan French

Actress | Somewhere in Time

Susan French was born on January 23, 1912 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Somewhere in Time (1980), Jaws 2 (1978) and House (1985). She died on April 6, 2003 in Santa Monica, California.

37. Tammy Wynette

Soundtrack | Sordid Lives

Tammy once said: "I spent 15 minutes writing ["Stand by Your Man"], and a lifetime defending it". She was born Virginia Wynette Pugh on May 5, 1942, on her grandfather's cotton farm in Itawamba County, Mississippi. Tammy picked cotton as a child, and as a young woman worked as a waitress, a ...

38. Wendy O. Williams

Actress | Reform School Girls

Wendy O. Williams was born on May 28, 1949 in Rochester, New York, USA as Wendy Orleans Williams. She was an actress, known for Reform School Girls (1986), Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog (1989) and MacGyver (1985). She died on April 6, 1998 in Storrs, Connecticut, USA.

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