Deaths: September 8

by bcampos862 | created - 05 Sep 2017 | updated - 02 Sep 2018 | Public

1. Leigh Hamilton

Actress | Hocus Pocus

Leigh touched so many lives through her great passion for the arts, as a gallery owner and actress in such movies as A Man, A Woman, and A Bank and Gas Food Lodging. Leigh's tenacity and great eye for beauty translated to the success of her gallery, Hamilton Galleries, in Santa Monica. Leigh has 4 ...

2. Adrián Cuneo

Actor | Carmen

Adrián Cuneo is an actor, known for Carmen (1943), Mi fortuna por un nieto (1940) and Tomorrow I'll Commit Suicide (1942).

3. Agustín Magaldi

Actor | Monte Criollo

Agustín Magaldi was born on December 1, 1898 in Santa Fé, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Monte Criollo (1935). He died on September 8, 1938.

4. Blake Heron

Actor | We Were Soldiers

Blake Heron was born in Massapequa, New York, in Long Island on January 11th, 1982. At the age of 7 he moved to Marietta, Georgia. Having been fixated on movies and being an actor at a very young age, it was in Marietta where he got his first agent at an agency in Atlanta called Kiddin' Around. The...

5. Brad Davis

Actor | Midnight Express

Born in Florida in 1949, Brad Davis moved to Georgia after graduating from high school to pursue an acting career. From there, he moved to New York City, twice, to find work. By the early 1970s Davis was acting in off-Broadway plays while studying acting at the Academy of Dramatic Arts. His stage ...

6. Bud Collyer

Actor | The New Adventures of Superman

Most of Clayton's family was in show biz, but he initially decided to go into his father's field, law. He worked his way through Fordham University as a radio actor and singer, then took a job as a law clerk. Two years later, realizing that radio was very much more lucrative a career, he changed ...

7. Don Williams

Soundtrack | The Wendell Baker Story

Don Williams was born on May 27, 1939 in Floydada, Texas, USA as Donald Ray Williams. He was married to Joy Bucher. He died on September 8, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama, USA.

8. Dorothy Dandridge

Actress | Carmen Jones

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on November 9, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruby Dandridge (née Ruby Jean Butler), an entertainer, and Cyril H. Dandridge, a cabinet maker and minister. Under the prodding of her mother, Dorothy and her sister Vivian Dandridge began performing publicly, usually in ...

9. Frank Middlemass

Actor | Barry Lyndon

Frank Middlemass was born on May 28, 1919 in Eaglescliffe, Durham, England as Francis George Middlemass. He was an actor, known for Barry Lyndon (1975), As Time Goes By (1992) and The Island (1980). He died on September 8, 2006 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, London, England.

10. Frank Thomas

Actor | The Incredibles

Frank Thomas was born on September 5, 1912 in Santa Monica, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Incredibles (2004), The Iron Giant (1999) and The Aristocats (1970). He was married to Jeanette A. Thomas. He died on September 8, 2004 in La Cañada Flintridge, California.

11. Hazel Douglas

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Hazel Douglas enjoyed something of an Indian summer playing scatter-brained and often sharp-tongued matriarchs in a career that spanned eight decades.

Having started her professional career with Harry Hanson's Court Players in the early 1940s, she was most recently seen on television as Derek ...

12. Helen Shaw

Actress | Parenthood

Helen Shaw was born on July 25, 1897 in Michigan, USA. She was an actress, known for Parenthood (1989), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and Wicked Stepmother (1989). She died on September 8, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. Hilda Suárez

Actress | Los días que me diste

Hilda Suárez was born on August 4, 1924 in Rio Negro, Argentina. She was an actress, known for Los días que me diste (1975), Contigo y aquí (1974) and Setenta veces siete (1962). She died on September 8, 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

15. Jerry Pournelle

Writer | Janissaries

Jerry Pournelle was born on August 7, 1933 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA as Jerry Eugene Pournelle. He was a writer, known for Janissaries, Target... Earth? (1981) and Pandora's Box (1992). He was married to Roberta Jane Isdell. He died on September 8, 2017 in Studio City, California, USA.

16. Kent Nolan

Director | Mature Young Adults

Born and raised in Regina Saskatchewan, Kent Nolan was an actor and filmmaker. Kent began acting in musical theatre, studying drama, dance and voice when he was just five years old, and eventually moved into film by age twelve. At sixteen Kent wrote and directed his first award winning short film ...

17. Lady Chablis

Actress | Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Lady Chablis was born on March 11, 1957 in Quincy, Florida, USA as Benjamin Edward Knox. She was an actress, known for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), Partners (1999) and Stranded with Cash Peters (2005). She died on September 8, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia, USA.

18. Leni Riefenstahl

Producer | Das blaue Licht - Eine Berglegende aus den Dolomiten

Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With...

19. Leonid Kinskey

Actor | Casablanca

Leonid Kinskey, originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, performed across Europe and much of Latin America before his arrival in the United States. By 1932 he landed a small role as a radical in Ernst Lubitsch's comedy, Trouble in Paradise (1932). The next year he played an agitator in Duck Soup (...

20. Leopoldo Torre Nilsson

Director | La caída

After ten years as assistant director to his father 'Leopoldo Torre Rios' he co-directed two films with him. His first personal work was "Graciela (1956)", an adoption from the novel 'Nada' of 'Carmen Laforet' which was made out of reach of the censorship of 'General Perón'. Later on Torre Nilsson ...

21. Ljubisa Samardzic

Producer | Nebeska udica

Ljubisa Samardzic was born into a miner's family. His acting talent was discovered very early and he won a scholarship with respected director Bojan Stupica. After graduating Belgrade Drama Arts Academy and playing a few theater roles, Ljubisa Samardzic was given the part in Igre na skelama (1961)....

22. Louise Currie

Actress | The Ape Man

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Louise Currie attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, became interested in acting and began taking courses at Max Reinhardt's drama school in Hollywood. Talent scouts spotted the aspiring actress in the acting workshop's stage productions and ...

23. Merv Adelson

Producer | Twilight's Last Gleaming

Merv Adelson was born on October 23, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mervyn Lee Adelson. He was a producer, known for Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977), The Choirboys (1977) and Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978). He was married to Thea Joyce Nesis, Barbara Walters, Gail Melinda...

24. Pierre Bergé

Producer | Opium

Pierre Bergé was born on November 14, 1930 in Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime, France as Pierre Vital Georges Bergé. He was a producer, known for Opium (2013), L'école des femmes (2005) and Stanley Marcus Documentary. He was married to Madison Cox. He died on September 8, 2017 in ...

25. Prince Buster

Soundtrack | The Wolf of Wall Street

Prince Buster was born on May 24, 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica as Cecil Bustamante Campbell. He was married to Mola Ali. He died on September 8, 2016 in Miami, Florida, USA.

26. Ray Barrett

Actor | Australia

Ray Barrett studied music and elocution and began acting at the age of eleven. He was the first actor put under contract by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Drama section. He worked for several years on radio in Sydney, before working successfully in Britain between 1958 and the mid-1970s, ...

27. Rich Cronin

Soundtrack | My Best Friend's Girl

Richard Burton Cronin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was raised in the Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury, and moved to the city of Kingston on the south shore of Massachusetts later. He attended a Catholic High School (Sacred Heart) and graduated in 1993. LFO (with former member Brian ...

28. Richard Strauss

Soundtrack | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Richard Strauss was a German composer best known for symphonic poem 'Also sprach Zarathustra' (Thus Spoke Zarathustra, 1896) used as the music score in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) by director Stanley Kubrik.

He was born Richard Georg Strauss on June 11, 1864, in Munich, Bavaria (now Germany). His ...

29. Rubén Peucelle

Actor | Rockero Reyes

Rubén Peucelle was born on September 2, 1933 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Rockero Reyes (2014), Lucha fuerte (1987) and Titanes en el ring (1973). He died on September 8, 2014 in Olivos, Buenos Aires.

30. S. John Launer

Actor | I Was a Teenage Werewolf

S. John Launer was born on November 5, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Saul John Launer. He was an actor, known for I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957), Marnie (1964) and Mommie Dearest (1981). He was married to Estelle Schwartz. He died on September 8, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

31. Toshihiko Nakajima

Actor | Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no tobira

Toshihiko Nakajima was born on August 12, 1962 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. He is known for his work on Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001), Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002) and Inuyasha (2000). He died on September 8, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

32. Troy Gentry

Soundtrack | Best of CMT Music Awards

Troy Gentry was born on April 5, 1967 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA as Troy Lee Gentry. He was married to Angie McClure and Kia Bradley Gentry. He died on September 8, 2017 in Medford, New Jersey, USA.

33. Walter Olmos

Self | Maru a la tarde

Walter Olmos died on September 8, 2002 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

34. Zero Mostel

Actor | The Producers

Zero Mostel was born Samuel Joel Mostel on February 28, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, one of eight children of an Orthodox Jewish family. Raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the young Zero, known as Sammy, developed his talent for painting and drawing at art classes provided by the ...

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