Deaths: March 17

by bcampos862 | created - 17 Mar 2017 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

1. Jermaine Stewart

Soundtrack | Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Jermaine Stewart was born on September 7, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He died on March 17, 1997 in Homewood, Illinois, USA.

2. Alex Chilton

Soundtrack | Empire Records

He was the lead singer for the Memphis, Tennesse bands The Box Tops and Big Star.

The Box Tops charted with 10 Hot 100 singles between 1967-70.

Those songs were: "The Letter" (#1), "Neon Rainbow" (#24), "Cry Like A Baby" (#2), "Choo Choo Train" (#26), "I Met Her In Church" (#37), "Sweet Cream Ladies,...

3. Angela Stevens

Actress | Outlaw Women

Angela Stevens was born on May 8, 1925 in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California, USA as Ann Evelyn Allen. She was an actress, known for Outlaw Women (1952), Creature with the Atom Brain (1955) and Blunder Boys (1955). She was married to George F. Zika. She died on March 17, 2016.

4. Felicia O'Dell

Actress | Hogan

Felicia O'Dell was born on May 7, 1957 in Louisiana, USA. She was an actress and producer, known for Hogan (2017), Bank (2016) and Last Call (2015). She died on March 17, 2017 in Torrance, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Auntie Fee

5. Benny Fredriksson

Actor | Sammansvärjningen

Benny Fredriksson was born on July 2, 1959 in Hagersten, Sweden as Benny Holger Fredriksson. He was an actor, known for Sammansvärjningen (1986) and Kära farmor (1990). He was married to Anne Sofie von Otter. He died on March 17, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

6. Capucine

Actress | The Pink Panther

With classic patrician features and an independent, non-conformist personality, Capucine began her film debut in 1949 at the age of 21 with an appearance in the film Rendezvous in July (1949). She attended school in France and received a BA degree in foreign languages. Married for six months in her...

7. Carlos Mathus

Self | La Lección de Anatomía

Carlos Mathus was born on March 24, 1939 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. He died on March 17, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

8. Darrell Stanton

Self | Slaughter at the Opera

Darrell Stanton is an actor, known for Slaughter at the Opera (2008).

9. Derek Walcott

Self | Shapes of Rhythm: The Music of Galt MacDermot

Derek Walcott was born on January 23, 1930 in Castries, Saint Lucia as Derek Alton Walcott. He was a writer, known for Shapes of Rhythm: The Music of Galt MacDermot, United States of Poetry (1995) and Poetry Is an Island, Derek Walcott (2013). He was married to Sigrid Nama, Norline Metivier, ...

10. Ferlin Husky

Soundtrack | Hillbillys in a Haunted House

Ferlin Husky was born on December 3, 1925 in Cantwell, Missouri, USA as Ferlin Eugene Husky. He died on March 17, 2011 in Westmoreland, Tennessee, USA.

11. Fred Allen

Actor | It's in the Bag!

Fred Allen, the well-known comedian who went on to star in radio, television, and film, was born John Florence Sullivan in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894 and educated at Boston University. His Broadway shows include "The Passing Show of 1922" and "The Greenwich Village Follies".

He produced, wrote...

12. Freddie Francis

Cinematographer | The Straight Story

During his last years at school he spent most of his time writing a thesis on 'the future of film' On leaving school he joined Gaumont British Studios at Lime Grove as an apprentice to a stills photographer for a year. He claimed this taught him more about the art of photography than any other form...

13. Geneviève Fontanel

Actress | L'homme qui aimait les femmes

Geneviève Fontanel was born on June 27, 1936 in Bordeaux, France as Geneviève Paule Clairette Fontanel. She was an actress, known for The Man Who Loved Women (1977), The Dominici Affair (1973) and Au théâtre ce soir (1966). She was married to Jacques Destoop. She died on March 17, 2018...

14. Grace Stafford

Actress | Anthony Adverse

Actress, Grace Stafford was born in New York City, New York. Her name, (as her birth occurred), was Grace Boyle. She was both an actress & an off-screen voice, (especially as "Woody Woodpecker"), the most popular character created by her second husband, Walter Lantz. Three theatrical films, she ...

15. Helen Hayes

Actress | Airport

Known as "The First lady of the American Theater", Helen Hayes had a legendary career on stage and in films and television that spanned over eighty years. Hayes was born in Washington, D.C., to Catherine Estelle "Essie" Hayes, an actress who worked in touring companies, and Francis van Arnum Brown,...

16. Helen Westcott

Actress | Adventures of Don Juan

Born January 1, 1928, to acting parents, Helen Westcott's show biz career began at the ripe old age of 4 when she performed on stage with her vaudevillian mother who played piano and drums. Her father was handsome Warner Bros. actor Gordon Westcott who appeared in second leads opposite a number of ...

17. Jack Arnold

Director | The Incredible Shrinking Man

Jack Arnold reigns supreme as one of the great directors of 1950s science-fiction features. His films are distinguished by moody black and white cinematography, solid acting, smart, thoughtful scripts, snappy pacing, a genuine heartfelt enthusiasm for the genre and plenty of eerie atmosphere.


18. Jim Hendricks

Actor | Commander USA's Groovie Movies

Born James Hendricks in 1949. In the late 70's Jim started in entertainment as a Disc Jockey working on a radio station in Junction City, Kansas. During his radio show that aired from 8pm to 2 am, he played it as Uncle Willie, a character Hendricks created. In 1981 there were changes in the radio ...

19. Larry Drake

Actor | Darkman

Larry Drake was born on February 21, 1949 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Lawrence Richard Drake. He was an actor and director, known for Darkman (1990), L.A. Law (1986) and The Karate Kid (1984). He was married to Ruth de Sosa. He died on March 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Lawrence Montaigne

Actor | The Great Escape

"Every actor should have a Great Escape" wrote Lawrence Montaigne in his autobiography "A Vulcan Odyssey". He referred, of course, to the famous 1960's P.O.W. classic in which he played a small role. His character, Canadian prisoner Haynes, gets killed at the end of the film. Nonetheless, this was ...

21. Leigh Brackett

Writer | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Leigh Douglass Brackett was born in 1915 in Los Angeles. She was the author of numerous short stories and books regarding science fiction and has been referred to as the Queen of Space Opera. Hollywood director Howard Hawks was so impressed by one of her novels that he had his secretary call in "...

22. Luchino Visconti

Writer | Rocco e i suoi fratelli

Luchino Visconti was born on November 2, 1906 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy as Luchino Visconti di Modrone. He was a writer and director, known for Rocco and His Brothers (1960), Death in Venice (1971) and Le Notti Bianche (1957). He died on March 17, 1976 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

23. L'Wren Scott

Ocean's Thirteen

L'Wren Scott was born on April 28, 1964 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Laura Bambrough. She is known for her work on Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Diabolique (1996) and Mercy (2000). She was married to Andrew Brand and Andrew Ladsky. She died on March 17, 2014 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

24. Mai Zetterling

Actress | The Witches

Mai Zetterling was born in Sweden in 1925, and lived briefly in Australia while still a child. She's known as a director and actor and trained on the Stockholm repertory stage, she began appearing in war-era films starting in her teens. Following her debut in Lasse Maja (1941), she made quite an ...

25. Marguerite Nichols

Actress | Youth's Endearing Charm

Marguerite Nichols was born on August 3, 1892 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was an actress, known for Youth's Endearing Charm (1916), Beulah (1915) and Dust (1916). She was married to Hal Roach. She died on March 17, 1941 in Los Angeles.

26. Merritt Butrick

Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Merritt Butrick was born on September 3, 1959 in Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is known for his work on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He died on March 17, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. Michael Gough

Actor | Batman

Tony Award-winning English actor Michael Gough, best known for playing the butler Alfred Pennyworth in the first four Batman (1989, 1992, 1995 & 1997) movies and for playing the arch-criminal Dr. Clement Armstrong in The Avengers (1961) episode "The Cybernauts", was an accomplished performer on ...

28. Mike MacDonald

Actor | The Nutcracker Prince

Mike MacDonald was born on June 21, 1954 in Metz, Moselle, France as Mike Allan MacDonald. He was an actor and writer, known for The Nutcracker Prince (1990), Chasing Robert (2007) and The Funny Farm (1983). He was married to Bonnie Lee Bayes. He died on March 17, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

29. Oleg Cassini

Costume_department | The Sentinel

Oleg Cassini Loiewski was born on April 11, 1913, in Paris, France, into the family of Russian diplomat Alexander Loiewski and Italian Countess Marguerite Cassini. His maternal grandfather, Arthur Paul Nicholas, Marquis de Capuzzuchi di Bologna, Count de Cassini, worked for the Russian Tsar ...

30. Pedro Favini

Music_department | Un giorno perfetto

Pedro Favini was born on February 25, 1943 in Tucumán, Argentina. He is known for his work on A Perfect Day (2008). He died on March 17, 2012 in San Martín, Mendoza, Argentina.

31. René Clément

Director | Jeux interdits

René Clément was one of the leading French directors of the post-World War II era. He directed what are regarded as some of the greatest films of the time, such as The Battle of the Rails (1946), Forbidden Games (1952) and The Day and the Hour (1963). He was later almost forgotten as a director. He...

32. Richard Roth

Producer | Outland

Richard Roth is a movie producer and writer based in New York City. His film credits include The Way We Were, Julia, Manhunter, Blue Velvet, In Country, and Havana. He is currently working on To The White Sea, based on a novel by James Dickey; and has recently written a screenplay in collaboration ...

Richard A. Roth

33. Richard Reeves

Actor | Target Earth

Richard Reeves was born on August 10, 1912 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Jourdan Reeves. He was an actor, known for Target Earth (1954), Adventures of Superman (1952) and Day of Triumph (1954). He died on March 17, 1967 in Northridge, California, USA.

34. Rick Aviles

Actor | Waterworld

Rick Aviles was born on October 14, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Anthony Aviles. He was an actor, known for Waterworld (1995), The Cannonball Run (1981) and Ghost (1990). He died on March 17, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. Rodolfo Brindisi

Actor | Llévame contigo

Rodolfo Brindisi is an actor, known for Llévame contigo (1982), Drácula (1999) and Las esclavas (1987).

36. Rosetta LeNoire

Actress | Family Matters

Born Rosetta Olive Barton, she was the goddaughter of famed tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. She was in the landmark all-black version of "Macbeth," directed by Orson Welles in the 1930s. Former president Bill Clinton presented her with the National Medal of the Arts in 1999. Appeared in the ...

37. Sammy Williams

Actor | The Day of the Triffids

Sammy Williams was born on November 13, 1948 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Samuel Joseph Williams. He was an actor, known for The Day of the Triffids (2009), The Take (2009) and God Told Me To (1976). He died on March 17, 2018 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

38. Terry Stafford

Soundtrack | The Female Bunch

Born to William Nathan Stafford and Juanita J. Stafford in Hollis, Oklahoma, Terry Stafford grew up in Amarillo, Texas, and graduated from Amarillo's Palo Duro High School in 1960. After high school he moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in music.

His most famous song, "Suspicion", ...

39. Willard Sage

Actor | Star Trek

Willard Sage was born on August 13, 1922 in Canada as James Willard Sage. He was an actor, known for Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), The Butler's Night Off (1951) and Ben Casey (1961). He died on March 17, 1974 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

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