Deaths: October 5

by 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, ...

3. Andrea de Cesaris

Self | Gasoline

Andrea de Cesaris was born on May 31, 1958 in Rome, Italy. He died on October 5, 2014 in Rome.

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...

6. Anne Wiazemsky

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, ...

7. António de Macedo

Director | A Promessa

António de Macedo was born on July 5, 1931 in Lisbon, Portugal. He was a director and writer, known for The Vows (1973), Repulsion to Dogs (1970) and The Emissaries of Khalom (1988). He died on October 5, 2017 in Lisbon.

8. Austin Kalish

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.

9. Barbara Nichols

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 ...

14. Eddie Kendricks

Soundtrack | Downsizing

Eddie Kendricks was born on December 17, 1939 in Union Springs, Alabama, USA as Edward James Kendrick. He was married to Patricia Kendrick. He died on October 5, 1992 in Birmingham, Alabama.

15. Emilie Schindler

Self | History

Emilie Schindler was born on October 22, 1907 in Alt Moletein, Moravia, Austria-Hungary as Emilie Pelzl. She was married to Oskar Schindler. She died on October 5, 2001 in Berlin, Germany.

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 ...

17. Giorgio Pressburger

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

Writer | Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège

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.

23. Jorge Gesdel

Actor | Sucedió en el internado

Jorge Gesdel was born on May 15, 1944 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Sucedió en el internado (1985), Alta comedia (1965) and Goodbye, Grandfather (1996). He died on October 5, 2016 in Buenos Aires.

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 ...

30. Rod Temperton

Soundtrack | The Color Purple

Rod Temperton was born on October 9, 1949 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England as Rodney Lynn Temperton. He was married to Kathy. He died on September 25, 2016 in London, England.

31. Rodney Dangerfield

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 ...

32. Roland Garros

Self | Nova

Roland Garros was born on October 6, 1888 in Saint-Denis, Réunion, France. He died on October 5, 1918 in Vouziers, Ardennes, France.

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...

36. Sylke Tempel

Self | Der internationale Frühschoppen

Sylke Tempel was born on May 30, 1963 in Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany. She died on October 5, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

37. Thomas Derrah

Actor | Mystic River

Thomas Derrah is known for his work on Mystic River (2003), The Pink Panther 2 (2009) and Unsolved Mysteries (1987). He was married to John Kuntz. He died on October 5, 2017 in the USA.

38. Timothy Treadwell

Self | Late Show with David Letterman

Timothy Treadwell was born on April 29, 1957 in Long Island, New York, USA as Timothy Dexter. He is known for his work on Late Show with David Letterman (1993). He died on October 6, 2003 in Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA.

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.

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