Deaths: June 1

by bcampos862 | created - 04 Jun 2017 | updated - 28 May 2018 | Public

1. Tito Puente

Soundtrack | Star Trek Into Darkness

Ernest "Tito" Anthony Puente was the eldest son of Puerto Rican parents. His mother called him "Ernestito" which means "Little Ernest", which was later shortened to "Tito". His mother saw his musical potential and enrolled him in piano classes. Eventually he attended the Juilliard School of Music ...

2. Ann B. Davis

Actress | The Brady Bunch

Ann B. Davis made her debut in show business at age 6 earning $2.00 in a puppet show. At the University of Michigan, Anne planned to study medicine but got the acting bug from her brother who was the lead dancer in the national company of "Oklahoma" for over a year. Anne then spent six years in ...

3. Cris Miró

Actress | Videomatch

Cris Miró was born on September 16, 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was an actress, known for The VideoMatch Show (1990), Dios los cría (1991) and The Plague (1992). She died on June 1, 1999 in Capital Federal, Buenos Aires.

4. Darwin Joston

Actor | Assault on Precinct 13

"Got a smoke?" Darwin Joston secured himself a permanent place in cult movie history with that particular laconically witty line as laid-back Death Row-bound convict Napoleon Wilson in John Carpenter's outstanding urban action thriller classic Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). Wilson was undoubtedly ...

5. David Ruffin

Soundtrack | The Addiction

The man most of us know by his unmistakable, calming yet disturbed raspy voice was born Davis Eli Ruffin on January 18, 1941, in Whynot, Mississippi. His father, Eli Ruffin, was a Baptist minister. Only months after his birth his mother Ophelia Ruffin died, and his father later remarried, to a ...

6. David Spielberg

Actor | Christine

David Spielberg was born on March 6, 1939 in Weslaco, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Christine (1983), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and The American Girls (1978). He was married to Janie Glassman Tutelman and Barbara Gladstone. He died on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, ...

7. Eddie Smith

Stunts | Live and Let Die

Eddie Smith was born on December 1, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Edward Smith. He is known for his work on Live and Let Die (1973), The Nutty Professor (1996) and Scarface (1983). He died on June 1, 2005 in San Diego, California, USA.

8. Frances Heflin

Actress | All My Children

Spent her later years portraying Susan Lucci's much-beleaguered mother on the long-running daytime soap opera, All My Children. Susan Lucci loved her in real life and consequently portrayed the grief-stricken daughter quite convincingly when Frances Heflin's character died (upon the actual death of...

9. George Martin

Actor | Dead Poets Society

George Martin was born on August 15, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Nathan Barnert George Martin. He was an actor, known for Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990) and Léon: The Professional (1994). He was married to Katherine Helmond. He died on June 1, 2010 in Providence, ...

10. Helen Keller

Writer | Whirlpool

Helen Keller contracted a virulent childhood disease which resulted in complete loss of sight and hearing at nineteen months. Her parents futilely sought help for her, as did family friend Alexander Graham Bell. Finally, when Keller was seven, Annie Sullivan, a young teacher, was hired by the ...

11. Hugo Pimentel

Actor | Una mujer sin importancia

Hugo Pimentel was born on January 25, 1919 in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for A Woman of No Importance (1945), Soledad (1969) and Lisa, mi amor (1969). He died on June 1, 1984 in Caracas, Venezuela.

12. José Greci

Actress | Zorro e i tre moschettieri

In 1958, at the age of just seventeen, the beautiful Jose' Greci was chosen by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to play the role of the Virgin Mary in "Ben-Hur" which was to be filmed at Cinecitta Studios in Rome, thus assuring her of a great deal of publicity in newsreels and magazines of the day. Although ...

13. Ken Clark

Actor | Attack of the Giant Leeches

Ken Clark was born on June 4, 1927 in Neffs, Ohio, USA as Kenneth Donovan Clark. He was an actor, known for Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959), None But the Lonely Spy (1964) and From the Orient with Fury (1965). He died on June 1, 2009 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

14. Leslie Howard

Actor | Pygmalion

Leslie Howard Steiner was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the ...

15. Michael Fox

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Michael Fox first "trod the boards" in grade school plays in his hometown of Yonkers, New York. After toying with the idea of becoming a history teacher, Fox did "something as foreign to my nature as one could think of", becoming a "boomer" (a migratory railroad worker) and taking jobs as a ...

16. Mike Lane

Actor | The Harder They Fall

Mike Lane was born on January 6, 1933 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for The Harder They Fall (1956), Ulysses Against Hercules (1962) and Frankenstein 1970 (1958). He died on June 1, 2015 in Palmdale, California, USA.

17. Peg La Centra

Actress | Emergency Hospital

Peg LaCentra, born in 1910, grew up in Boston. She very briefly attended the New England Conservatory of Music, studying piano. She also attended the Katharine Gibbs Finishing School and the Fenway Academy of Dramatic Art, as her early goal was to become an actress. Before moving to New York in ...

18. Richard Greene

Actor | The Little Princess

Before achieving his greatest fame in the 1950s as television's "Robin Hood", handsome Richard Greene had a significant if largely unremarkable film career, turning in several skillful leading man performances in the late 1930s before becoming type-cast in routine costume adventures. Like his ...

19. Roberto De Vicenzo

Self | Susana Giménez

Roberto De Vicenzo was born on April 14, 1923 in Villa Ballester, San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was married to Delia. He died on June 1, 2017 in Ranelagh, Berazategui, Buenos Aires.

20. Rocío Jurado

Actress | La Lola se va a los puertos

Rocío Jurado was born on September 18, 1940 in Chipiona, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain as Maria del Rocío Trinidad Mohedano Jurado. She was married to José Ortega Cano and Pedro Carrasco. She died on June 1, 2006 in Madrid, Spain.

21. Roy Barraclough

Actor | Funland

Roy Barraclough began his career as a draughtsman, taking time off to work as an entertainer in a holiday camp on the Isle of Wight. Combining his day job with local amateur theatre for several years, he was eventually offered a full-time acting contract by repertory theatre producer Nita Valerie ...

22. Sonja Sutter

Actress | Lieben wie gedruckt

Proficient in Greek and Latin and self-taught in classic literature, Sonja Sutter was a captivating actress who achieved dramatic depths on both stage and screen during a career which commenced in 1951. A banker's daughter, she had completed a rudimentary education in her home town (Freiburg) where...

23. Ted Manson

Actor | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Ted Manson was born on October 23, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) and Elizabethtown (2005). He died on June 1, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

24. Yves Saint-Laurent

Costume_department | The Pink Panther

Yves Saint-Laurent was born on August 1, 1936 in Oran, Oran, France as Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent. He is known for his work on The Pink Panther (1963), The Inheritor (1973) and Un Flic (1972). He died on June 1, 2008 in Paris, France.

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