Deaths: April 27

by bcampos862 | created - 27 Apr 2017 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

1. Paul Junger Witt

Producer | Dead Poets Society

Paul Junger Witt was born on March 20, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Dead Poets Society (1989), The Golden Girls (1985) and Three Kings (1999). He was married to Susan Harris and Ann Elizabeth McLaughlin. He died on April 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, ...

2. Adam Roarke

Actor | Frogs

Burly Brooklyn-born tough guy Adam Roarke made an infamous name for himself in 1960s biker flicks, usually donning a black leather jacket and a mean, mean scowl, typically the head of a bunch of hell-raisers. Nine of his more than 30 films would be in motorcycle movies, sometimes at odds with young...

3. Aída Bortnik

Writer | Cenizas del paraíso

Aída Bortnik was born on January 7, 1938 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was a writer, known for Ashes of Paradise (1997), The Official Story (1985) and Poor Butterfly (1986). She died on April 27, 2013 in Buenos Aires.

4. Al Hirt

Soundtrack | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Al Hirt was born on November 7, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Alois Maxwell Hirt. He is known for his work on Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), 21 Jump Street (2012) and The Green Hornet (1974). He was married to Beverly Essel Hirt, Zide Jahncke and Mary Patureau. He died on April 27, 1999 in New ...

5. Andrew Lesnie

Cinematographer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Andrew Lesnie was born on January 1, 1956 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), King Kong (2005) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He died on April 27, 2015 in Sydney.

6. Arthur Shields

Actor | The Quiet Man

Though not as well known as his nearly decade-older brother Barry Fitzgerald, Shields was a talented actor with well over twice the film roles in his career. Fitzgerald was already a well established player at the renowned Dublin Abbey Theater when Shields, also bitten by the acting bug, joined in ...

7. Carlos Menditeguy

Self | Formula 1

Carlos Menditeguy was born on August 10, 1914 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina. He died on April 27, 1973 in Buenos Aires.

8. DJ EZ Rock

Soundtrack | Iron Man 2

DJ EZ Rock died on April 27, 2014.

9. Ernie Barnes

Actor | Number One

Ernie Barnes was born on July 15, 1938 in Durham, North Carolina, USA as Ernest Eugene Barnes Jr. He is known for his work on Number One (1969), Doctors' Wives (1971) and Good Times (1974). He was married to Bernadine Gradney, Janet Thaleen Norton and Andrea Burnett. He died on April 27, 2009 in ...

10. Howard Brookner

Director | Bloodhounds of Broadway

Howard Brookner was born on April 30, 1954. He was a director and writer, known for Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989), Robert Wilson and the Civil Wars (1987) and Burroughs: The Movie (1983). He died on April 27, 1989 in New York City, New York, USA.

11. Juan Carlos Olivas

Actor | 2033

Juan Carlos Olivas was an actor, known for 2033 (2009), 180º (2010) and El Chapo (2017). He died on April 26, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.

12. Katherine DeMille

Actress | Black Gold

A dark, exotic beauty, Katherine DeMille was a fascinating screen presence in the 1930s and 1940s. She was born in Canada to a Scottish schoolteacher, Edward Gabriel Lester, and his Italian-Swiss wife, Cecile Bianca Bertha (Colani) Lester. Her father was killed in France during World War I, and her...

13. Kristin Harmon

Actress | The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Kristin Harmon was born on June 25, 1945 in Burbank, California, USA as Sharon Kristin Harmon. She was an actress and producer, known for The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952), Love & Kisses (1965) and Sonic Boom (1974). She was married to Mark Tinker and Ricky Nelson. She died on April 27...

14. Lynne Frederick

Actress | The Amazing Mr. Blunden

Lynne Frederick was a promising and ascending British actress of the 1970s. For ten years she captivated movie goers with her perfect combination of girl next door beauty, an angelic smile, an ethereal charm, and a classic fairy tale princess look that was all put into one gifted package. Although ...

15. Marian Mercer

Actress | Nine to Five

Marian Mercer was born on November 26, 1935 in Akron, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for 9 to 5 (1980), Out on a Limb (1992) and It's a Living (1980). She was married to Patrick Hogan and Martin Cassidy. She died on April 27, 2011 in Newbury Park, California, USA.

16. Mario Bava

Cinematographer | Ecologia del delitto

Italian director Mario Bava was born on July 31, 1914 in the coastal northern Italian town of San Remo. His father, Eugenio Bava (1886-1966), was a cinematographer in the early days of the Italian film industry. Bava was trained as a painter, and when he eventually followed his father into film ...

17. Mary Betten

Actress | Knots Landing

Mary Betten was born in 1936 as Mary Rose Betten. She was an actress, known for Knots Landing (1979), Mork & Mindy (1978) and T.J. Hooker (1982). She died on April 27, 2017 in Camarillo, California, USA.

18. Maya Kulieva

Actress | Volshebnyy kristall

Maya Kulieva was born on May 1, 1920 in village Bezmein, Poltoratsk uyezd, Transcaspian Oblast, Turkestan ASSR, RSFSR as Mamajan Kulieva. She was an actress, known for Volshebnyy kristall (1945), Syn pastukha (1955) and Lichnaya zhizn korolevy (1993). She was married to Hodja-Durdy Annayev. She ...

19. Mercedes Sicardo

Actress | Paradise Lost

Mercedes Sicardo was born on September 24, 1927 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain as Mercedes Sicardo Carderera. She was an actress, known for Paradise Lost (1999), Río abajo (1962) and Soraya (1956). She was married to Chavito Marrero. She died on April 27, 2018 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

20. Mstislav Rostropovich

Soundtrack | Mr. Nobody

Mstislav Rostropovich was a Russian cellist, pianist, conductor, pedagogue and political figure whose international performances and public appearances symbolized the struggle of intellectuals against the rigid Soviet Communism.

He was born Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich on March 27, 1927, in ...

21. Olaf Wieghorst

Actor | El Dorado

Olaf Wieghorst was born on April 30, 1899 in Viborg, Denmark. He is known for his work on El Dorado (1967) and The Mike Douglas Show (1961). He died on April 27, 1988 in El Cajon, California, USA.

22. Paul Lambert

Actor | Planet of the Apes

Veteran character actor Paul Lambert was born in El Paso, Texas, and brought up in Kansas City. He was an Army Air Corps lieutenant in World War II. Using the G.I. Bill, he attended the Actors Lab in Los Angeles and several acting schools in New York. He made his motion picture debut in Spartacus (...

23. Peter Mamakos

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Peter Mamakos was born on December 14, 1918 in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Batman (1966) and Zorro (1957). He died on April 27, 2008 in Paso Robles, California, USA.

24. Roy Young

Soundtrack | Gumshoe

25. Ruth Handler

Writer | Detective Barbie: Mystery of the Carnival Caper

Ruth Handler was born on November 4, 1916 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Ruth Marianna Mosko. She was a writer, known for Detective Barbie: Mystery of the Carnival Caper (1998), Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth (1987) and Barbie (1991). She was married to Elliot Handler. She died on ...

26. Stanley Adams

Actor | Star Trek

Stocky character actor Stanley Adams had a relatively minor career in motion pictures, with the possible exception of his baby-faced millionaire Rusty Trawler of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) fame. Otherwise, he played innumerable minor ethnic villains, bartenders and avuncular, fast-talking ...

27. Suzanne Crough

Actress | The Partridge Family

Suzanne, born in Fullerton, California and best known as "Tracy" on The Partridge Family (1970), had a short career which included 5 different roles and 3 voice roles (two of them as Tracy Partridge in cartoons). She was a Pierce College alumna, and a bookstore owner until 1993. At one time Suzanne...

28. Tom Tully

Actor | The Caine Mutiny

While in Vietnam entertaining troops with Bob Hope and others with the USO, Thomas Tully contracted a filarial worm, similar to the worm that causes elephantiasis. After returning to the U.S. his condition was diagnosed after a blood clot in a major vein in his leg cut off circulation and his leg ...

29. Troy Walcott

Actor | Banshee!!!

Troy Walcott was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1997. Troy graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2002 with a degree in Communications Sciences but did not begin entertaining until he won a contest sponsored by UCTV, (UConn Student ...

30. Tusam

Self | Hola Susana

Tusam was born in 1932 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina as Juan José del Pozo. He died on April 27, 1999 in Vicente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

31. Vicki Sue Robinson

Soundtrack | The Martian

Beautiful, vibrant, and talented actress and singer Vicki Sue Robinson was born on May 31, 1954 in Harlem, New York City and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of white folk singer Jolly Robinson and black Shakespearean actor Bill Robinson. (Robinson was actually part white,...

32. Wendell Holmes

Actor | Zorro

Wendell Holmes was born on August 17, 1914 in Cheshire, Ohio, USA as Oliver Wendell Holmes. He was an actor, known for Zorro (1957), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Edge of Eternity (1959). He was married to Adrienne Marden. He died on April 27, 1962 in Paris, France.

33. Yukiji Asaoka

Actress | Kaguyahime no monogatari

Yukiji Asaoka was born on July 23, 1935 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013), Zatoichi Challenged (1967) and Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972). She has been married to Masahiko Tsugawa since 1973.

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