Deaths: October 5by bcampos862 | created - 28 Sep 2017 | updated - 03 Oct 2018 | Public
1. Kim Chan
Actor | Lethal Weapon 4
Born in China, Kim Chan fled China in 1928 with his father Lem and two older sisters. Settling first in Rhode Island, then in New York, Kim left his family after his father caught him lying about an afternoon spent at the cinema. Faced with an ultimatum, Kim left for years as a day laborer, ...
2. Ana Diosdado
Writer | Anillos de oro
Ana Diosdado was born on May 21, 1938 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Ana Isabel Álvarez Diosdado Gisbert. She was a writer and actress, known for Anillos de oro (1983), Segunda enseñanza (1986) and Función de noche (1994). She was married to Carlos Larrañaga. She died on October 5, ...
4. Andrew Keir
Actor | Cleopatra
The character actor Andrew Keir (originally Andrew Buggy) was born in 1926 in the coal-mining town of Shotts in Lanarkshire, Scotland, of Irish Catholic extraction, and raised there with his five brothers John, Tom, Michael, Patrick, and Hugh, and a sister, Maggie. The son of a coal miner, Keir ...
5. Andrew Rubin
Actor | Police Academy
Andrew Harold Rubin was born in the seaport town of New Bedford, Massachusetts. His father, Simon, owned a furniture and bedding factory and his mother, Leona (nee Greenstone) was an artist and international travel writer.
Andy, as he was called then, began performing and acting at the age of 10. He...
Actress | Au hasard Balthazar
Anne Wiazemsky was born on May 14, 1947 in Berlin, West Germany as Anna Ivanovna Vyazemskaya. She was an actress and writer, known for Au Hasard Balthazar (1966), La Chinoise (1967) and George Who? (1973). She was married to Jean-Luc Godard. She died on October 5, 2017 in Paris, Ile-de-France, ...
Writer | Good Times
Austin Kalish was born on February 3, 1921 in The Bronx, New York, USA as Austin Roy Kalish. He was a writer and producer, known for Good Times (1974), Too Close for Comfort (1980) and Good Heavens (1976). He was married to Irma Kalish. He died on October 5, 2016 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.
Actress | Sweet Smell of Success
She was the archetypal brassy, bosomy, Brooklynesque bimbo with a highly distinctive scratchy voice. Barbara Nichols started life as Barbara Marie Nickerauer in Queens, New York on December 10, 1928, and grew up on Long Island. Graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School, the dame with the shapely ...
10. Bert Jansch
Soundtrack | The Squid and the Whale
Bert Jansch was born on November 3, 1943 in Glasgow, Scotland as Herbert Jansch. He was a composer, known for The Squid and the Whale (2005), Downsizing (2017) and Calendar Girls (2003). He was married to Loren Auerbach, Heather Rosemary Sewell and Lynda Campbell. He died on October 5, 2011 in ...
11. Chantal Akerman
Director | Je, tu, il, elle
Chantal Akerman was born on June 6, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium as Chantal Anne Akerman. She was a director and writer, known for Je Tu Il Elle (1974), A Couch in New York (1996) and The Meetings of Anna (1978). She was married to Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She died on October 5, 2015 in Paris, France.
12. Charles Napier
Actor | The Silence of the Lambs
Lively character actor who usually plays edgy military types and menacing bad guys, Charles Napier's roles have changed little since his debut in Russ Meyer's Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1969). Napier went on appearing in other Meyer movies, including the homicidal Harry Sledge in Supervixens (...
13. Denis Quilley
Actor | Murder on the Orient Express
Noted British classical theatre actor Denis Quilley distinguished himself on the Shakespearean stage alongside Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, among others. His sturdy handsomeness was slightly offset by a relatively prominent proboscis. As in the case of Jeremy Northam and Liam Neeson, it only ...
16. Geoffrey Holder
Actor | Annie
Dancer, choreographer and actor Geoffrey Holder was born on August 1, 1930, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, into a middle-class family. One of four children, he was taught painting and dancing by his older brother Boscoe Holder, whose dance troupe, the Holder Dance Company, the young Geoffrey joined ...
Writer | Calderon
Giorgio Pressburger was born on April 21, 1937 in Budapest, Hungary as György Pressburger. He was a writer and director, known for Calderon (1981), Dietro il buio (2011) and La legge degli spazi bianchi (2019). He died on October 5, 2017 in Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy.
18. Gloria Grahame
Actress | The Bad and the Beautiful
Gloria Hallward, an acting pupil of her mother (stage actress and teacher Jean Grahame), acted professionally while still in high school. In 1944 Louis B. Mayer saw her on Broadway and gave her an MGM contract under the name Gloria Grahame. Her debut in the title role of Blonde Fever (1944) was ...
19. Hal B. Wallis
Producer | True Grit
Legendary producer Hal B. Wallis was born in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles when he was in his early 20s. He got a job managing a theater owned by Warner Bros., and his success at the job caught the eye of studio head Jack L. Warner, who gave him a job in the studio's publicity department. Within...
20. Ike Jones
Writer | Wild Seed
Ike Jones was a producer, actor, screenwriter and second-unit director best known as being the "secret" husband of movie star Inger Stevens, whom he claimed he had married in Mexico in 1961 after Stevens' apparent suicide in 1970. The marriage supposedly was kept secret in order not to damage ...
21. Jean Vigo
Jean Vigo had bad health since he was a child. Son of anarchist militant Miguel Almareyda, he also never really recovered from his father's mysterious death in jail when he was 12. Abandoned by his mother, he passed from boarding school to boarding school. Aged 23, through meetings with people ...
22. Jerry Oddo
Actor | The Rifleman
Jerry Oddo was born on October 7, 1919 in New York, New York, USA as Gerald Oddo. He was an actor, known for The Rifleman (1958), One Step Beyond (1959) and The Detectives (1959). He was married to Evelyn Bruce. He died on October 5, 2003 in Brunswick, Georgia, USA.
24. Leonard Rossiter
Actor | 2001: A Space Odyssey
Leonard Rossiter was born on October 21st, 1926 in Liverpool. Unable to afford to go to university, he worked in an insurance office until he was 27, when he joined Preston repertory company and made his professional stage debut in "The Gay Dog". After Preston, he starred in productions at ...
25. Linda Gary
Actress | The Secret of the Sword
Linda Gary was born on November 4, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Linda Gary Dewoskin. She was an actress, known for He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985), Switch (1991) and Happily Ever After (1990). She was married to Charles Howerton. She died on October 5, 1995 in North ...
26. Megs Jenkins
Actress | Oliver!
An engineer's daughter, she had first planned on becoming a ballerina, using her original Christian name Muguette, but abandoned those plans by the age of 17 when she realized that her physique was more in keeping with her other first name, Megs. She trained in Liverpool at the School of Dancing ...
27. Misty Upham
Actress | August: Osage County
Misty Anne Upham, born in Kallispell, Montana, grew up in south Seattle, the fourth of five children. She began her career at the age of thirteen when she joined a community theater group, Red Eagle Soaring. What began as a summer workshop soon turned into a full-time job. By the age of fourteen ...
28. Nora Johnson
Writer | The World of Henry Orient
Nora Johnson was born on January 31, 1933 in Hollywood, California, USA. She was a writer and actress, known for The World of Henry Orient (1964) and Shivers (1975). She was married to George Johnston, Jack Milici and Leonard Siwek. She died on October 5, 2017 in Dallas, Texas, USA.
29. Renée Adorée
Actress | The Big Parade
Renee Adoree was born Jeanne de la Fontein in Lille in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, on September 30, 1898. She had what one could call a normal childhood. Her background is, perhaps, one of the most difficult to find information on any actress in existence. What we do know that her interest in ...
Actor | Back to School
Rodney Dangerfield was born Jacob Cohen on November 22, 1921 in Deer Park, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. He was the son of Dorothy "Dotty" (Teitelbaum) and Phillip Cohen, who performed in vaudeville under the name Phil Roy. His father was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents, and ...
33. Roy Ward Baker
Director | A Night to Remember
Roy Ward Baker's first job in films was as a teaboy at the Gainsborough Studios in London, England, but within three years he was working as an assistant director. During World War II, he worked in the Army Kinematograph Unit under Eric Ambler, a writer and film producer, who, after the war, gave ...
34. Ruth Escobar
Actress | O Homem que Virou Suco
Ruth Escobar was born on March 31, 1935 in Porto, Portugal as Maria Ruth dos Santos Escobar. She was an actress, known for O Homem que Virou Suco (1980), Hitler IIIº Mundo (1968) and The Jew (1996). She was married to Wladimir Pereira Cardoso, Carlos Henrique Escobar and Nelson Aguilar. She ...
35. Steve Jobs
Producer | Toy Story
Steven Paul Jobs was born on 24 February 1955 in San Francisco, California, to students Abdul Fattah Jandali and Joanne Carole Schieble who were unmarried at the time and gave him up for adoption. He was taken in by a working class couple, Paul and Clara Jobs, and grew up with them in Mountain View...
39. Trevor Martin
Actor | Babel
Trevor Martin was born on November 17, 1929 in Enfield, Middlesex, London, England as Trevor Gordon Martin. He is known for his work on Babel (2006), Three Golden Nobles (1959) and Doctor Who (1963). He was married to Hermione Gregory and Janet Moreton. He died on October 5, 2017 in Bulgaria.