Deaths: January 27

by bcampos862 | created - 27 Jan 2017 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

1. Emmanuelle Riva

Actress | Amour

An only child, Emmanuelle was born Paulette Germaine Riva in Cheniménil, but eventually grew up in Remiremont. Her mother, Jeanne Fernande Nourdin, was a seamstress. Her father, René Alfred "Alfredo" Riva, was a sign writer. Her paternal grandfather was Italian. She dreamed of becoming an actress ...

2. André the Giant

Actor | The Princess Bride

André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the ...

3. Ann Carter

Actress | The Curse of the Cat People

Ann Carter was born on June 16, 1936 in Syracuse, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Curse of the Cat People (1944), Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949) and The North Star (1943). She was married to Crosby Newton. She died on January 27, 2014 in Tacoma, Washington, USA.

4. Bill Kennedy

Actor | The People's Choice

"...And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way!" Remember that familiar voice on TV's Adventures of Superman (1952)? That belonged to Bill Kennedy.

Kennedy's moneymaker was in his ...

5. Bob Holiday

Self | I've Got a Secret

Bob Holiday was born on November 12, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He died on January 27, 2017 in Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA.

6. Charles Winninger

Actor | Show Boat

Short, chubby-framed, twinkle-eyed, ever-huggable Charles Winninger was a veteran vaudevillian by the time he arrived in talking films. Born in a trunk to show biz folk in Athens, Wisconsin, on May 26, 1884, he was initially christened Karl Winninger. He left school while quite young (age 8) to ...

7. Charlie Callas

Actor | History of the World: Part I

Born Charles Callias in Brooklyn, NY on December 20, 1927, he served in the US Army in Germany during World War 2.

Originally a drummer, he played with Tommy Dorsey, Claude Thornhill and Buddy Rich. He was always clowning around and would drive the band members crazy on the bus as they traveled. So ...

8. Claude Akins

Actor | Rio Bravo

Broad-shouldered and beefy Claude Akins had wavy black hair, a deep booming voice and was equally adept at playing sneering cowardly villains as he was at portraying hard-nosed cops. The son of a police officer, Akins never seemed short of work and appeared in nearly 100 films and 180+ TV episodes ...

9. Dennis Peron

Self | The Hemp Revolution

Dennis Peron was born on April 8, 1946 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Dennis Robert Peron. He was married to John Entwistle Jr. He died on January 27, 2018 in San Francisco, California, USA.

10. Edward Pawley

Actor | Treasure Island

Edward Joel Pawley was a native of Kansas City, Missouri, and attended Manuel Training High School. He took drama classes in high school, and after graduation he worked for six months in his half-brother's traveling stage show (under canvas). He went to New York in 1920 to seek his fame and fortune...

11. Erica Yohn

Actress | An American Tail

Erica Yohn was born on October 1, 1928 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Adella Fishman. She was an actress, known for An American Tail (1986), Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). She was married to Tom Rosqui and Lars Speyer. She died on January 27, 2019 in ...

12. Giuseppe Verdi

Soundtrack | Mad Max: Fury Road

Giuseppe Verdi was born Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi on October 10, 1813, in Le Roncole di Busseto, Parma, Italy. His parents were landowners and innkeepers. Young Verdi received his first organ lessons at the age of 7. He studied composition privately with Ferdinando Provesi in Busseto. At ...

13. Gwen Ffrangcon Davies

Actress | The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Gwen Ffrangcon Davies was born on January 25, 1891 in London, England. She was an actress, known for The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991), Nine Days a Queen (1936) and Paul Krüger (1956). She died on January 27, 1992 in Essex, England.

14. H.B. Haggerty

Actor | Paint Your Wagon

Fearsome looking, bald headed and usually mustachioed character actor, born Donald J. Stansauk on 2nd April 1925, in Los Angeles, California. However, after playing pro football with the Detroit Lions & Green Pay Packers, Stansauk became a professional wrestler and changed his name to H.B Haggerty ...

15. Henry Chapier

Director | Sex-Power

Henry Chapier was born on November 14, 1931 in Bucharest, Romania. He was a director and actor, known for Sex-Power (1970), Love (1974) and Hello Jerusalem (1972). He died on January 27, 2019 in Paris, France.

16. Ingvar Kamprad

Producer | IKEA Soft Toys for Education

Ingvar Kamprad was born on March 30, 1926 in Ljungby, Kronobergs län, Sweden as Ingvar Feodor Kamprad. He was a producer, known for IKEA Soft Toys for Education (2014), Mit Ikea nach Moskau (2001) and Mr. Ikea: mannen som ville møblere verden (2004). He was married to Margaretha Stennert and...

17. J.D. Salinger

Writer | My Foolish Heart

U.S. writer whose novel "The Catcher in the Rye" (1951) won critical acclaim and devoted admirers, especially among the post-World War II generation of college students. His entire corpus of published works consists of that one novel and 13 short stories, all originally written in the period 1948-...

18. Jack Paar

Actor | Walk Softly, Stranger

Became host of the Tonight Show in 1957 and quickly view very popular with viewers. So popular, in fact, that the show was renamed "The Jack Paar Show" after only one year of hosting. Paar's trademark was his great ability to engage in conversation with guests that went above and beyond the generic...

19. Jerry Butler

Actor | Raw Talent

Jerry Butler was born on May 13, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Paul David Siederman. He was an actor. He was married to Lisa Loring. He died on January 27, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York.

20. Joe Mays

Actor | Fatal Vision

Joe Mays was born on February 25, 1948 in Arkansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Fatal Vision (1984), The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987) and The Magical World of Disney (1954). He died on January 27, 1994 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

21. Joe Rígoli

Actor | Zocta: Sólo en la Tierra se puede ser extraterrestre

Joe Rígoli was born on November 5, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Jorge Alberto Ripoli. He was an actor and director, known for Zocta: Sólo en la Tierra se puede ser extraterrestre (1988), Los Libonatti (1991) and El novicio rebelde (1968). He died on January 27, 2015 in Mar del Plata, ...

22. John Farrow

Writer | Around the World in 80 Days

John Farrow wrote short stories and plays during his four-year career in the navy. In the late 1920s he came to Hollywood as a technical advisor for a film about Marines and stayed as a screenwriter, from A Sailor's Sweetheart (1927) through Tarzan Escapes (1936). He married Tarzan's Jane, Maureen ...

23. John Updike

Writer | The Witches of Eastwick

John Updike is among the leading novelists of the late 20th century, having twice won the Pulitzer Prize. Updike graduated Harvard College in 1954 to the staff of the New Yorker, with whom he has worked ever since as a contributor and reviewer. Updike has published 15 novels and lives in ...

24. Lilli Palmer

Actress | The Four Poster

A charming, elegant, and exceedingly popular international film star with a gentle, understated beauty, actress Lilli Palmer was born as Lilli Marie Peiser on May 24, 1914, in Posen, Prussia. She was the daughter of Rose Lissman, an Austrian Jewish actress, and Alfred Peiser, a German Jewish ...

25. Louis de Funès

Actor | Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob

Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza was born on July 31, 1914, in Courbevoie, France. His father, named Carlos Luis de Funes de Galarza, was a former lawyer of Seville, Spain, who became a diamond cutter. His mother, named Leonor Soto Reguera, was of Spanish and Portugese extraction.

Young Louis...

26. Mahalia Jackson

Soundtrack | Glory Road

Mahalia Jackson was born on October 26, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She was married to Minters Sigmund Galloway and Isaac Lanes Grey Hockenhull. She died on January 27, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

27. Marcheline Bertrand

Actress | Lookin' to Get Out

Marcheline Bertrand was born on May 9, 1950 in Blue Island, Illinois, USA as Marcia Lynne Bertrand. She was an actress and producer, known for Lookin' to Get Out (1982), The Man Who Loved Women (1983) and Trudell (2005). She was married to Tom Bessamra and Jon Voight. She died on January 27, 2007 ...

28. Mort Walker

Writer | The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

Mort Walker was born on September 3, 1923 in El Dorado, Kansas, USA as Addison Morton Walker. He is known for his work on The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (1972), Psychological Testing (1962) and A Tree Is a Tree Is a Tree? (1962). He was married to Catherine Carty and Jean Marie Suffill. He died ...

29. Olli Ainola

Director | Salainen sotilastie länteen

Olli Ainola is a director and writer, known for Salainen sotilastie länteen (2004), MOT (1996) and Pressiklubi (2005).

30. Francisco Maestre

Actor | Barrio

Francisco Maestre was born on July 2, 1957 in Mérida, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain as Francisco Maestre Soriano. He was an actor, known for Barrio (1998), The Devil's Backbone (2001) and Bad Education (2004). He died on January 27, 2011 in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain.

Paco Maestre

31. Paul Valentine

Actor | Out of the Past

Paul Valentine was born on March 23, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as William Daixel. He was an actor, known for Out of the Past (1947), Love Happy (1949) and Against All Odds (1984). He was married to Flevur Ali Khan and Lili St. Cyr. He died on January 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, ...

32. Pete Seeger

Soundtrack | Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Sixteen-year-old Pete Seeger enrolled at the Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut and then decided to become a hermit. His life since then has been one social cause after another, buoyed by an almost indefatigable career as a self-described "sing-along leader."

During the 1930s he attended Harvard, ...

33. Richard X. Slattery

Actor | The Gallant Men

Richard X. Slattery was born on June 26, 1925 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Gallant Men (1962), Police Story (1973) and Herbie Rides Again (1974). He was married to Helene Irene Vergauwen, Mary N. Shelquist, Pegeen Rose and Ann. He died on January 27, 1997 in Woodland ...

34. Robert Budak

Actor | F20

Robert Budak was born on March 21, 1992 in Croatia. He was an actor, known for F20 (2018), Escape (2015) and Budjenje u strahu (2018). He died on January 27, 2019 in Zagreb, Croatia.

35. Robert Ellis Miller

Director | The Buttercup Chain

Robert Ellis Miller was born on July 18, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and actor, known for The Buttercup Chain (1970), Breaking Point (1963) and Alcoa Premiere (1961). He was married to Pola Miller. He died on January 27, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

36. Robert Totten

Director | Gunsmoke

Robert Totten was born on February 5, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robert Charles Totten. He was a director and actor, known for Gunsmoke (1955), Pony Express Rider (1976) and The Quick and the Dead (1963). He was married to Maxine M. Click and Sandra A. Riley. He died on January 27, ...

37. Suharto

Self | Bitter Paradise: The Sell-out of East Timor

Suharto was born on June 8, 1921 in Kemusu Argamulja, Jogjakarta, Dutch East Indies. He died on January 27, 2008 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

38. Tadashi Sawashima

Director | Osome Hisamatsu: Soyokaze higasa

Tadashi Sawashima was born on May 19, 1926 in Kotou, Shiga, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Gentle Breeze (1959), Isshin Tasuke: The Man of Men (1959) and Magistrate Toyama 4: Edo Official and Apprentice (1959). He died on January 27, 2018.

39. Tige Andrews

Actor | The Mod Squad

Tige Andrews was born on March 19, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Tiger David Andrews. He was an actor and writer, known for Mod Squad (1968), The Detectives (1959) and Raid on Entebbe (1976). He was married to Norma Thornton and Josephine Bernice Phillips. He died on January 27, 2007 in Encino...

41. Walter Baldwin

Actor | The Best Years of Our Lives

Walter Baldwin was born on January 2, 1889 in Lima, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Ride, Vaquero! (1953) and Mourning Becomes Electra (1947). He died on January 27, 1977 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

42. Zelda Rubinstein

Actress | Poltergeist

A marvelously quirky and distinctive 4' 3" character actress, with a larger-than-life presence on film and TV, Zelda Rubinstein gave up a long and stable career in the medical field as a lab technician in order to strive for something more self-fulfilling as middle age settled in. At the age of 45,...

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