Deaths: March 28

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1. James Noble

Actor | 1776

The son of a Dallas wholesale coal dealer, Noble spent much of his youth attending pool halls and movie houses. He retained his expertise with a pool cue throughout his life, while his stronger interest in acting (fueled by movies) manifested itself in local stage productions and drama studies at ...

2. Christine Kaufmann

Actress | Town Without Pity

Christine Kaufmann was born on January 11, 1945 in Lengdorf, Styria, Austria as Christine Maria Kaufmann. She was an actress, known for Town Without Pity (1961), Taras Bulba (1962) and Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (1959). She was married to Klaus Zey, Reno Eckstein, Achim Lenz and Tony Curtis. She ...

3. Claire Griswold

Actress | The Investigators

Claire Griswold was born on October 30, 1936 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Claire Bradley Griswold. She was an actress, known for The Investigators (1961), Studio One (1948) and Сумеречная Зона (1959). She was married...

4. Dick Haymes

Actor | State Fair

Arguably one of the best singers of the twentieth century, Dick Haymes was born in Argentina to a Scots/Irish father and Irish mother, but brought to the U.S. as an infant. Dick inherited his vocal gift from his mother who made ends meet during the Depression as a singer and voice teacher. A music ...

5. Dorothy Fields

Music_department | Swing Time

Dorothy Fields, daughter of vaudeville star Lew Fields (of Weber & Fields) started writing songs for Tin Pan Alley and Broadway in the 1920s, in spite of the fact, that her first Broadway show was a flop. From the 30s on she also worked for Hollywood with her partner, composer Jimmy McHugh. She won...

6. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Self | Nazi Concentration Camps

Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on Tuesday, October 14, 1890, as Dwight David Eisenhower, in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons born to David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stover. Both parents were of German descent. Eisenhower studied at the West Point Military Academy from 1911-...

7. Earl Scruggs

Soundtrack | Bonnie and Clyde

Earl Scruggs was born on January 6, 1924 as Earl Eugene Scruggs. He is known for his work on Бонни и Клайд (1967), Секс Гуру (2008) and Пингвин...

8. Emmett Kelly

Actor | General Electric Theater

Emmett Kelly was born on December 9, 1898 in Sedan, Kansas, USA as Emmett Leo Kelly. He was an actor and writer, known for General Electric Theater (1953), The Fat Man (1951) and Wind Across the Everglades (1958). He was married to Elvira Gebhardt, Mildred Richey and Eva Mae Moore (actress). He ...

9. Eva Franco

Actress | Medio millón por una mujer

Eva Franco was born on June 29, 1906 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is known for her work on Medio millón por una mujer (1940), Resaca (1916) and Noches sin lunas ni soles (1984). She died on March 28, 1999 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires.

10. Gene Saks

Director | The Odd Couple

Gene Saks was born on November 8, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Jean Michael Saks. He was an actor and director, known for The Odd Couple (1968), Разбирая Гарри (1997) and Коэфф&...

11. Gil Perkins

Actor | Batman: The Movie

A champion athlete and trackman in his native northern Australia, Gil Perkins always wanted to get into films; as a teenager he virtually ran away from home, taking a job as a deck hand on a Norwegian freighter. He eventually landed in Hollywood in the late '20s, during the era of part-silent, ...

12. Herb Ellis

Music_department | Les tricheurs

Herb Ellis was born on August 4, 1921 in Farmersville, Texas, USA as Mitchell Herbert Ellis. He is known for his work on Les tricheurs (1958), Moonlighting (1985) and I Love You, Don't Touch Me! (1997). He was married to Patti Gahagan. He died on March 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. Hugh McCracken

Soundtrack | Foreplay

Hugh McCracken was born on March 31, 1942 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA as Hugh Carmine McCracken. He was married to Holly Mershon and Lynne White. He died on March 28, 2013 in New York City, New York, USA.

14. Hugh O'Connor

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

Hugh was born in Rome, Italy, and adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife, Nancy. At the age of 16, Hugh was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, but conquered it with the help of chemotherapy. It was around this time that Hugh started taking drugs. He worked as a courier on the set of his ...

15. Jack Hoxie

Actor | Looking for Trouble

American cowboy star of silent films, Jack Hoxie was raised in the Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and in Idaho, learning riding and roping at an early age. He became a popular and successful rodeo star, winning national championships. In 1914, after touring the U.S. in a Wild West show, he came to...

16. Janine Sutto

Actress | Guide de la petite vengeance

Janine Sutto is one of Canada's most celebrated and respected actresses. In a career spanning over 70 years, she has played hundreds of roles on stage, radio and television. She has appeared at major theatres across Canada in productions ranging from classics by Molière and Shakespeare to works by ...

17. Jim Thorpe

Writer | Jim Thorpe -- All-American

Renowned Native American athlete who excelled in the 1912 Olympic games in Stockholm but was later stripped of his Olympic medals for having previously received monetary compensation for engaging in professional sport. He later showed up on movie screens as a bit player in westerns. He was ...

18. Jorge Preloran

Director | Luther Metke a los 94

Jorge Preloran was born on May 28, 1933 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Jorge Ricardo Prelorán. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Luther Metke a los 94 (1980), Mi tía Nora (1985) and Valle fértil (1972). He was married to Mabel Prelorán. He died on March 28, 2009 in Los ...

19. Judith Rawlins

Actress | 77 Sunset Strip

Judith Rawlins was born on June 24, 1936 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Judith Ellen Riedel. She was an actress, known for 77 Sunset Strip (1958), 20,000 Eyes (1961) and The Real McCoys (1957). She was married to Vic Damone and David Rawlins. She died on March 28, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, ...

20. June Havoc

Actress | Gentleman's Agreement

Musical theater devotees will undoubtedly know that the song "Let Me Entertain You" was from the classic musical "Gypsy", the born-in-a-trunk story of resilient kid troopers Gypsy Rose Lee and June Havoc who were mercilessly pushed into vaudeville careers by an unbearably headstrong mother. While ...

21. Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Writer | Three Days of the Condor

Lorenzo Semple Jr. was born on March 27, 1923 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA as Lorenzo Elliott Semple III. He is known for his work on Three Days of the Condor (1975), Флэш Гордон (1980) and Pretty Poison (1968). He was married to Joyce ...

22. Manuel García Ferré

Writer | Corazón, las alegrías de Pantriste

Manuel García Ferré was born in 1929 in Almería, Almería, Andalucía, Spain. He was a writer and producer, known for Corazón, las alegrías de Pantriste (2000), Soledad y Larguirucho (2012) and Manuelita (1999). He died on March 28, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

23. Marc Chagall

Art_department | The Metropolitan Opera: Centennial Gala

Marc Chagall was a Russian-Jewish artist and writer in Yiddish who moved to France and developed his highly original style by blending elements of traditional Jewish culture with cutting-edge innovations in modern art.

He was born Moishe Segal (Russified: Marc Zakharovich Shagalov) on July 7, 1887, ...

24. Maurice Jarre

Composer | Lawrence of Arabia

Unlike many musicians who started to learn music while still in their childhood, Maurice Jarre was already late in his teens when he discovered music and decided to make a career in that field. Against his father's will, he enrolled at Conservatoire de Paris where he studied percussions, ...

25. Patrick Troughton

Actor | The Omen

Patrick Troughton was born in Mill Hill, London and was educated at Mill Hill School. He trained as an actor at the Embassy School of Acting in the UK and at Leighton Rollin's Studio for for Actors at Long Island, New York in the USA. During World War II he served in the Royal Navy and after the ...

26. Peter Ustinov

Actor | Spartacus

Peter Ustinov was a two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, a director, writer, journalist and raconteur. He wrote and directed many acclaimed stage plays and led numerous international theatrical productions.

He was born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov on April 16, 1921, in Swiss Cottage, ...

27. Richard Arlen

Actor | Island of Lost Souls

During World War I, Richard Arlen served in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps as a pilot, but he never saw combat. After the war he drifted round and eventually wound up in Los Angeles, where he got a job as a motorcycle messenger at a film laboratory. When he crashed into the gates of Paramount ...

28. Richard Griffiths

Actor | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal ...

29. Robert J. Wilke

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Prolific American character actor of primarily villainous roles. The son of German parents, Cincinnati feed-store manager August Wilke and his wife Rose, Robert Joseph Wilke grew up in Cincinnati. He worked as a lifeguard at a Miami, Florida, hotel, where he made contacts in the film business. He ...

30. Sergei Rachmaninoff

Soundtrack | Dawn of the Dead

Sergei Rachmaninov (also spelled Rachmaninoff) was a legendary Russian composer and pianist who emigrated after the Communist revolution of 1917, and became one of the highest paid concert stars of his time, and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century.

He was born Sergei Vasilevich ...

31. Daniel T. 'Sweetie' Boothe

Actor | To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

Daniel T. 'Sweetie' Boothe was born in 1966 in the USA as Daniel Booth. He was an actor, known for Bонг Фу, с благодарностью за все! Дж&...


32. Virginia Gilmore

Actress | Berlin Correspondent

Virginia Gilmore's father was a British army officer who retired to California. Educated at a convent in Hollywood, she made her stage debut at 15 with a San Francisco theater company and at 20 made her first movie for Samuel Goldwyn. Although her career started out well, she was soon relegated to ...

33. Virginia Woolf

Writer | Orlando

London-born Virginia Woolf came from a wealthy family and, unlike her brothers, received her education at home, an unusual step for the times. Her parents had both had children from previous marriages, so she grew up with a variety of siblings, stepbrothers and stepsisters. Her father was a ...

34. Waldo de los Ríos

Composer | La residencia

Pianist, composer, conductor and arranger born in Buenos Aires in 1934. He was formed at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música, studied with Alberto Ginastera and Teodoro Fuchs and gave from his very early years an avant-garde spirit to his performances. He composed music for films, including the ...

35. Wenche Foss

Actress | Vildanden

Wenche Foss was born on December 5, 1917 in Oslo, Norway as Eva Wenche Steenfeldt-Foss Stang. She was an actress, known for Vildanden (1963), Я - Дина (2002) and Lykkespill (1977). She was married to Thomas Stang and Alf Scott-Hansen, Jr. She died on March 28, 2011 in ...

36. William MacPherson

Former editor of the Washington Post's "Book Week" and its successor, "Book World".

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