Deaths: April 16

by bcampos862 | created - 16 Apr 2017 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

1. Howard Finkel

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Howard Finkel was born on June 7, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), The JBL & Cole Show with Renee Young (2012) and WWE All Stars (2011). He died on April 16, 2020 in Madison, Connecticut, USA.

2. Alfred Ryder

Actor | True Grit

Alfred Ryder, the veteran actor who appeared on radio and Broadway and in the movies and TV and who also was a renowned stage director, was born Alfred Jacob Corn on January 5, 1916, in New York City. He made his professional debut as an actor at the age of eight and attended New York City's ...

3. Althea McNish

Self | Britain's Hidden Art History

Althea McNish was born on May 15, 1924 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago as Althea Marjorie McNish. She was married to John Weiss . She died on April 16, 2020 in London, England.

4. Andrew J. Fenady

Producer | The Man with Bogart's Face

Andrew J. Fenady was born on October 4, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Andrew John Fenady. He was a producer and writer, known for The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), The Rebel (1959) and Branded (1965). He was married to Mary Frances Dolan. He died on April 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

5. Andy Russell

Soundtrack | Lolita

Born in Los Angeles to Mexican immigrant parents, Andy Russell, who took his professional name from one of his idols, Russ Columbo, acheived his greatest U.S. popularity in the 1940s. As with Columbo and Bing Crosby before him, he started out singing with Gus Arnheim's orchestra at the Cocoanut ...

6. Arthur English

Actor | Are You Being Served?

One of Britain's great variety comedians Arthur English was known as 'The Prince of the Wide Boys', a cockney 'spiv' character outrageously dressed on stage and wearing a huge kipper tie.

Born in Aldershot, Hants English started his career at an early age appearing in amateur shows but did not ...

7. Byron Haskin

Director | The War of the Worlds

After graduation from the University of California at Berkeley, Byron Haskin worked for a time as a newspaper cartoonist. He began his career in the film industry in 1920 as a commercial-industrial movie photographer, and then as a cameraman for Pathe and International Newsreel. Later he became an ...

8. Carlos Donoso

Actor | Chacun cherche son chat

Carlos Donoso was born on July 26, 1948 in Caracas, Venezuela as Carlos Roberto Donoso Riquelme. He was an actor, known for When the Cat's Away (1996) and Festival Internacional del Humor 2014 (2014). He died on April 16, 2020 in Bogota, Colombia.

9. Charles Halton

Actor | To Be or Not to Be

A respected stage actor -- he trained at the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts -- since the 1920s, birdlike Charles Halton's thinning hair, rimless glasses and officious manner were familiar to generations of moviegoers. Whether playing the neighborhood busybody, a stern government bureaucrat or ...

10. Christophe

Soundtrack | Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Christophe was born on October 13, 1945 in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Essonne, France as Daniel Bevilacqua. He was married to Véronique. He died on April 16, 2020 in Brest, Finistère, France.

11. Daisy Keith

Actress | Heartland

Daisy Keith was born on June 26, 1969 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Daisy Leialoha Keith. She was an actress, known for Heartland (1989). She was married to Scott Sampson. She died on April 16, 1997 in Los Angeles.

12. Danny O'Dea

Actor | Last of the Summer Wine

Danny O'Dea (born Peter Wrenshall, 22 December 1911) was an actor.

Danny O'Dea was a British funnyman born out of the finest Music Hall tradition, left a legacy which spans eight decades and reads like the history of British comedy. He performed alongside some of the biggest names in the business ...

13. David Bond

Actor | The Silencers

David Bond was born on November 13, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA as Alfred Allegro. He is known for his work on The Silencers (1966), The Return of the Living Dead (1985) and The Twilight Zone (1959). He died on April 16, 1989 in West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

14. David Lama

Self | Cerro Torre: A Snowball's Chance in Hell

David Lama is one of the cutting-edge young alpinists with his bold free climbing and aid soloing taken him to rarely visited areas and up many unclimbed walls.

He was a climbing prodigy from age five. As a teenager, Lama won the a number of world cups and in 2008 he became the first person to win ...

15. David Lean

Director | Lawrence of Arabia

An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding ...

16. Dona Ivone Lara

Actress | A Força do Xangô

Dona Ivone Lara was born on April 13, 1921 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Yvonne da Silva Lara. She was married to Oscar Costa. She died on April 16, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro.

17. Elida Gay Palmer

Actress | Delito

Elida Gay Palmer was born on July 28, 1934 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Elida Gayoso. She was a writer and actress, known for Delito (1962), A Bully in 1900 (1960) and El curandero (1955). She was married to Nelson Luiz de Toledo Piza and Alberto D'Aversa. She died on April 16, 1995 in Buenos ...

18. Eun-hie Choi

Actress | Sogum

Eun-hie Choi was born on November 20, 1926 in Gwangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea. She was an actress and assistant director, known for Sogum (1985), The Noble Thief, Iljimae (1961) and Chunhyang (1961). She was married to Sang-ok Shin. She died on April 16, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea.

19. Fay Bainter

Actress | Jezebel

Fay Bainter's career began as a child performer in 1898. For some time, she was a member of the traveling cast of the Morosco Stock Company in Los Angeles. In 1912, she made her Broadway debut in 'The Rose of Panama', but this and her subsequent play 'The Bridal Path' (1913), were conspicuous ...

20. Fay McKenzie

Actress | The Party

Fay Eunice McKenzie was born February 19, 1918 into a show business family where she was the youngest of two sisters and an actress cousin, and made her screen debut at only ten weeks old in "Station Content" (1918) in which she was carried in the arms of Gloria Swanson. Her parents, Eva & Bob "...

22. Gene Deitch

Director | Obri

Gene Deitch was an animator at UPA. He later joined Terrytoons in 1955. He created characters like "John Doormat", "Clint Clobber", "Gaston Le Crayon", "Sidney", and "Foofle". In early 1958, his theatrical cartoon Sidney's Family Tree (1958) was nominated for Academy Award. In August, 1958, he was ...

23. George Beverly Shea

Soundtrack | The Heart Is a Rebel

George Beverly Shea was born on February 1, 1909 in Winchester, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for The Heart Is a Rebel (1958), Who I Am (2004) and Oiltown, U.S.A. (1953). He was married to Karlene Aceto and Erma L Scharfe. He died on April 16, 2013 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

24. Graham Jarvis

Actor | A New Leaf

Born in Toronto, Canadian-American actor Graham Jarvis attended Williams College, before moving to New York to pursue a career in theatre. He studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and was an original member of the Lincoln Center Repertory Theater. He appeared in film and television for ...

25. Hansjörg Auer

Self | Mord am Unmöglichen

Hansjörg Auer is an Austrian mountaineer, known for his free solo climbs. He is probably best known for his 2007 free solo climb of the fish route (south face) of Marmolada in the Dolomites, northeastern Italy. Born in Zams, Austria in 1984. Certified teacher for Mathematics and Sports, Mountain ...

26. Harry Anderson

Actor | Night Court

Harry Anderson was born on October 14, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA as Harry Laverne Anderson. He was an actor, known for Night Court (1984), It (1990) and Dave's World (1993). He was married to Elizabeth Morgan and Leslie Pollack. He died on April 16, 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

27. Jack Wallace

Actor | Death Wish

Jack Wallace was born on August 10, 1933 in Pekin, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Death Wish (1974), Faster (2010) and The Boy Next Door (2015). He was married to Margot Schnarr Wallace. He died on April 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

28. Jess Roskelley

Self | Annapurna 7.8

Jess Roskelley is an American alpinist, known most notably for his expeditions in Alaska. Raised in Spokane, Washington, mountaineering and climbing have always been an integral part of his life. As the son of John Roskelley, in 2003 at the age of 20, he summited Mount Everest with his father, who ...

29. Jim Hutchison

Actor | Magnum, P.I.

Jim Hutchison was born on January 19, 1934 in England, Arkansas, USA as James Lo Hutchison. He is known for his work on Magnum, P.I. (1980), Raven (1992) and Hawaii Five-O (1968). He was married to Wisa D'Orso. He died on April 16, 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

30. John McLiam

Actor | First Blood

John McLiam was born on January 24, 1918 in Hayter, Alberta, Canada as John Joseph Williams. He was an actor and writer, known for First Blood (1982), Sleeper (1973) and In Cold Blood (1967). He was married to Roberta Claire Robinson. He died on April 16, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

31. Johnny Kemp

Soundtrack | Love & Basketball

He began singing in nightclubs in his hometown of Nassau, Bahamas, when he was only 13. He moved to Harlem in 1979, developing his other talents as a dancer, songwriter, and actor. "Just Got Paid" was a Top Ten hit in 1988; he subsequently did a tune for the soundtrack of the motion picture Sing (...

32. Jörg Demus

Actor | Soiree im Schönbrunner Schloßtheater

Jörg Demus was born on December 2, 1928 in St. Pölten, Austria. He is known for his work on Soiree im Schönbrunner Schloßtheater (1962), Music on 2 (1965) and Die Drehscheibe (1964). He died on April 16, 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

33. Jose Mari

Actor | Joey, Eddie, Lito

Jose Mari was born on June 15, 1938 in Tacloban, Leyte, Commonwealth of the Philippines. He was an actor, known for Joey, Eddie, Lito (1961), Baby Face (1959) and Viva Ranchera (1966). He was married to Charito Malarky. He died on April 16, 2019 in Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

35. Kay Walsh

Actress | The Horse's Mouth

Kay Walsh graced the British Cinema of the 1930s and 1940s as a leading lady, before maturing into character roles. She was born Kathleen Walsh in London, England of Irish parentage. She and her sister Peggy were raised in Pimlico by their grandmother. She began her career as a dancer in the chorus...

36. Kenneth Gilbert

Music_department | Waiting for Caroline

Kenneth Gilbert was born on December 16, 1931 in Montreal, Québec, Canada. He is known for his work on Waiting for Caroline (1969), Samuel de Champlain: Québec 1603 (1964) and La route de l'Ouest (1965). He died on April 16, 2020 in Québec, Québec.

37. Kiyoshi Kawakubo

Actor | The Bouncer

Kiyoshi Kawakubo was born on November 18, 1929. He is an actor and director, known for The Bouncer (2000), Silent Möbius (1998) and Silent Möbius (1991).

39. Lili Muráti

Actress | Doctor Zhivago

Lili Muráti was born on July 22, 1914 in Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Doctor Zhivago (1965), Miss President (1935) and A tökéletes család (1942). She was married to János Vaszary and Dóra, Sándor. She died on April 16, 2003 in Madrid, Spain.

40. Lucille Bremer

Actress | Meet Me in St. Louis

Arthur Freed discovered Lucille when she was working in a nightclub doing a specialty dance act, and decided to cast her as Rose Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis, and began building up her career which never really took off despite being put in 3 big musical productions at MGM. When she married, she ...

41. Luis Sepúlveda

Writer | Nowhere

Luis Sepúlveda was born on October 4, 1949 in Ovalle, Chile. He was a writer and director, known for Nowhere (2002), Mailbox 5 and Vivir a los 17 (1986). He was married to Carmen Yáñez and Margarita Seven. He died on April 16, 2020 in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain.

43. Marcelo Alfaro

Actor | Rebelde Way

Marcelo Alfaro was born on February 11, 1963 in Argentina. He was an actor, known for Rebel's Way (2002), El pulpo negro (1985) and Mamitas (1999). He died on April 17, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

44. Michael Ritchie

Director | The Golden Child

Michael Ritchie was born on November 28, 1938 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA as Michael Brunswick Ritchie. He was a director and producer, known for The Golden Child (1986), The Island (1980) and Fletch (1985). He was married to Jimmie Brown and Georgina Tebrock. He died on April 16, 2001 in New York ...

45. Neville Brand

Actor | Stalag 17

Neville Brand joined the US Army in 1939, bent on a career in the military. It was while he was in the army that he made his acting debut, in Army training films, and this experience apparently changed the direction of his life. Once a civilian again, he used his GI Bill education assistance to ...

46. Nino Bravo

Soundtrack | Dos tipos duros

Nino Bravo was born on August 3, 1944 in Ayelo de Malferit, València, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain as Luis Manuel Ferri Llopis. He was married to Amparo Martínez. He died on April 16, 1973 in Villarrubio, Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

47. Pamela Gidley

Actress | Cherry 2000

Born in Methuen, Massachusetts and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire, Pamela was the only girl among four older brothers. After high school, she moved to New York and was discovered by a modeling agent while walking down a Manhattan street and soon afterwards, she won the Wilhemina Modeling Agency's ...

48. Pat Summerall

Self | The Replacements

Pat Summerall was born on May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida, USA as George Allen Summerall. He was an actor, known for The Replacements (2000), Black Sunday (1977) and The Simpsons (1989). He was married to Cherilyn Burns and Katharine Elliott Jacobs. He died on April 16, 2013 in Dallas, Texas, ...

49. Regis Cordic

Actor | The Transformers: The Movie

Regis Cordic was born on May 15, 1926 in Hazelwood, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for The Transformers: The Movie (1986), The Transformers (1984) and Kung Fu (1972). He died on April 16, 1999 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

50. Robert Urich

Actor | Magnum Force

Robert Urich grew up in Toronto, Ohio, one of four siblings of Slovak and Rusyn descent, raised Catholic by their parents, John P. Urich (died 1977) and Cecelia (née Halpate) Urich (died 2002). His athletic ability led to a four year football scholarship at Florida State University (FSU). He earned...

51. Rod Daniel

Director | WKRP in Cincinnati

Rod Daniel was born on August 4, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as Rollin Augustus Daniel III. He was a director and producer, known for WKRP in Cincinnati (1978), Teen Wolf (1985) and K-9 (1989). He was married to Martha (Marti) C. Mueller. He died on April 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

52. Ron Vawter

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Ron Vawter was born on December 9, 1948 in Latham, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993) and Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). He was married to Rosemary Hochschild. He died on April 16, 1994.

53. Rosemary De Angelis

Actress | Frequency

Rosemary De Angelis was born on April 26, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Rosemary Eleanor De Angelis. She was an actress, known for Frequency (2000), Law & Order (1990) and Two Bits (1995). She was married to Kenneth Richard Bridges. She died on April 16, 2020.

54. Maurice Reedus Jr.

Self | The Sax Man

Maurice Reedus Jr. died on April 16, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

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55. Scott Brady

Actor | Gremlins

He had the manly good looks and rugged appeal to make it to top stardom in Hollywood and succeeded quite well as a sturdy leading man of standard action on film and TV. Born in Brooklyn on September 13, 1924, Irish-American Scott Brady was christened Gerard Kenneth Tierney (called Jerry) by parents...

56. Sol Saks

Writer | Bewitched

Sol Saks, the screenwriter and TV executive who became a millionaire for writing the pilot for the TV series Bewitched (1964), was born on December 13, 1910 n New York City, though he was raised Chicago from the time he was two-years-old.

A radio actor as a child, Saks started out his professional ...

57. Srilal Abeykoon

Actor | Sansara Prarthana

Srilal Abeykoon is known for his work on Sansara Prarthana (2002), Edath Chandiya Adath Chandiya (1995) and Chandiyage Putha (1995).

58. Ulrich Kienzle

Actor | Frontal

Ulrich Kienzle was born on May 9, 1936 in Neckargröningen, Ludwigsburg, Württemberg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Frontal (1991), Hauser & Kienzle und die Meinungsmacher (1997) and Nachtduell (1994). He was married to Ilse. He died on April 16, 2020 in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany.

59. Valentin Platareanu

Actor | Fratii Jderi

Valentin Platareanu was born on November 15, 1936 in Bucuresti, Romania. He was an actor, known for Fratii Jderi (1974), Ana si hotul (1981) and Tatort (1970). He died on April 16, 2019 in Germany.

60. Willie Fung

Actor | The Gay Falcon

Willie Fung was an early Hollywood film actor who played supporting roles in 138 American films between 1922 and 1944 with a nice trunk load of genre films in the mix. Fung made his film debut in 1922 with 'Hurricane's Gal' starring Dorothy Phillips, Robert Ellis and Wallace Beery and his first ...

61. Zoë Lund

Actress | Bad Lieutenant

Zoe Lund was born Zoe Tamerlis to a Swedish mother and Romanian father on February 9, 1962 in New York City. She was an accomplished composer/musician and devout political activist at an early age. In 1981 at age 19, Lund gave a stunning performance as Thana, a mousy, mute garment worker and rape ...

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