Deaths: October 4

by bcampos862 | created - 28 Sep 2017 | updated - 01 Oct 2018 | Public

1. Janis Joplin

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta, ...

2. Arturo García Buhr

Actor | Los chicos crecen

Arturo García Buhr was born on December 16, 1905 in Dolores, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor and director, known for The Kids Grow Up (1942), Mi mujer, la sueca y yo (1967) and ¿Vendrás a media noche? (1950). He was married to Aída Olivier. He died on October 4, 1995 in ...

3. Ben Bates

Actor | Ruckus

Ben Bates was born on September 4, 1933 in Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Ruckus (1980), Swamp Thing (1982) and Hart to Hart (1979). He died on October 4, 2017 in Sun City, California, USA.

4. Buddy Lester

Actor | Ocean's Eleven

Buddy Lester, stand-up comedian and character actor on television and in motion pictures was born in Chicago and became a fixture on the international nightclub circuit for seven decades. In Las Vegas, he opened for Frank Sinatra several times and appeared in the Rat Pack films Ocean's 11 (1960) and...

5. Colin Gordon

Actor | The Pink Panther

Ceylon-born Colin Gordon began acting on the West End stage as the hind legs of a horse in 'Toad of Toad Hall' in 1934. After wartime service, he returned to the stage, appearing in such plays as 'The White Carnation' and 'The Little Hut' (both 1953), 'Misery Me!' (1955) and 'The Touch of Fear' (...

6. Doris Belack

Actress | Tootsie

A New York native, Doris Belack began her acting career as an audio reader and lent her voice to the 1955 album "Poetry of the Negro" with Sidney Poitier. She later was active in television; she was best known for her roles as Anna Wolek on the television soap opera One Life to Live (1968) and ...

7. Eduardo Pavlovsky

Actor | La nube

Eduardo Pavlovsky was born on December 10, 1933 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor and writer, known for Clouds (1998), Potestad (2002) and Cuatro caras para Victoria (1992). He died on October 4, 2015 in Buenos Aires.

8. Graham Chapman

Writer | Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Graham Chapman was born on January 8, 1941 in Leicester, England while a German air raid was in progress. Graham's father was a chief police inspector and probably inspired the constables Graham often portrayed later in comedy sketches. Graham studied medicine in college and earned an M.D., but he ...

9. Jill Bennett

Actress | For Your Eyes Only

Jill Bennett was born on December 24, 1931 in Penang, Malaysia as Nora Noel Jill Bennett. She was an actress and writer, known for For Your Eyes Only (1981), The Nanny (1965) and Moulin Rouge (1952). She was married to John Osborne and Willis Hall. She died on October 4, 1990 in Kensington, London,...

10. María Elena Sagrera

Actress | Dos a quererse

Maria Elena Sagrera is one of the complete actresses of Argentina. Studied in the National Conservatory of Dramatico Art with professors like Blanca de la Vega and Antonio Cunill Cabanellas. It was important figure in the independent theaters, releasing "El Puente", of Carlos Gorostiza. She ...

11. Mario Almada

Actor | Todo por nada

Mario Almada was born on January 7, 1922 in Huatabampo, Sonora, Mexico as Mario Almada Otero. He was an actor and producer, known for Todo por nada (1969), El tunco Maclovio (1970) and Chido Guan, el tacos de oro (1986). He died on October 4, 2016 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

12. Masaki Kobayashi

Director | Seppuku

Masaki Kobayashi was born on February 14, 1916 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Harakiri (1962), The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (1959) and Samurai Rebellion (1967). He died on October 4, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan.

13. Mercedes Sosa

Soundtrack | Che: Part Two

Mercedes Sosa was born on July 9, 1935 in San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina as Haydeé Mercedes Sosa. She was married to Pocho Mazitelli and Manuel Oscar Matus. She died on October 4, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina.

14. Norman Wisdom

Actor | Trouble in Store

Norman Wisdom has become the great British clown very much in the mould of Charles Chaplin with his "little man" in the ill fitting suit and cloth cap. His character is "everyman", much put upon but struggling through to a (usually) happy ending. He was brought up in an orphanage after his mother ...

15. Osvaldo Terranova

Actor | Anna Christie

Osvaldo Terranova was born on August 30, 1923 in Villaguay, Entre Ríos, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Anna Christie (1965), In Retirement (1984) and The Power of Darkness (1979). He was married to Beatriz Doré. He died on October 4, 1984 in Villaguay.

16. Pepe Biondi

Actor | Viendo a Biondi

Pepe Biondi was born on September 4, 1909 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as José Biondi. He was an actor and writer, known for Viendo a Biondi (1961), Música, mujeres y amor (1952) and El desastrólogo (1964). He was married to María Teresa Moraca. He died on October 4, 1975 in Buenos ...

17. Susy Leiva

Actress | Buenas noches, Buenos Aires

Susy Leiva was born on August 31, 1933 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Susana Teodora Ramona Leiva. She was an actress, known for Buenas noches, Buenos Aires (1964), Ritmo, amor y juventud (1966) and Dos quijotes sobre ruedas (1966). She died on October 4, 1966 in Santa Fe, Argentina.

18. Tom Bell

Actor | The L-Shaped Room

Tom Bell was one of the UK's finest actors but he never achieved the star billing or recognition he so richly deserved. His career spanned some 50 years. Time and time again, Bell gave memorable performances. From the able seaman ordered to be flogged by a sadistic officer, played by Dirk Bogarde, ...

19. William Tepper

Actor | Bachelor Party

William Tepper (aka Billy Tepper) was born in The Bronx and studied filmmaking at UCLA Film School where his first film, Evidence Of Tradition, was voted Best Film of the Year. His Hollywood career began at age 20, when his first screenplay won the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award. Fresh ...

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