Deaths: April 21

by bcampos862 | created - 21 Apr 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

1. Nina Simone

Soundtrack | Repo Men

Nina Simone was born on February 21, 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, USA as Eunice Kathleen Waymon. She was married to Andrew Stroud and Donald Ross. She died on April 21, 2003 in Carry-le-Rouet, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.

2. Betsy von Furstenberg

Actress | As the World Turns

This elegant, ladylike 50s Broadway star was born in Neheim-Hüsten, Germany on August 16, 1931, the daughter of Count Franz-Egon von Fürstenberg and his wife Elizabeth (Johnson). A lady of privilege, Betsy moved to America growing up and attended Miss Hewitt's Classes and New York Tutoring School. ...

3. Charles 'Buddy' Rogers

Actor | Wings

Charles 'Buddy' Rogers was born on August 13, 1904 in Olathe, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Wings (1927), This Way Please (1937) and Follow Thru (1930). He was married to Beverly Ricono and Mary Pickford. He died on April 21, 1999 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

4. Charles MacArthur

Writer | The Scoundrel

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers out there are starving!" When Patrick Dennis's fictional Auntie Mame uttered this pithy observation, she could have been speaking of Charles MacArthur. Charlie never shied away from the feast, and he certainly never went hungry. Arriving in November 1895 in...

5. Christina Amphlett

Soundtrack | Sixteen Candles

Christina Amphlett was born on October 25, 1959 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia as Christina Joy Amphlett. She was married to Charlie Drayton. She died on April 21, 2013 in New York City, New York, USA.

6. Craig Hill

Actor | All About Eve

Craig Hill was born on March 5, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Craig Hill Fowler. He was an actor, known for All About Eve (1950), Detective Story (1951) and The Black Shield of Falworth (1954). He was married to Teresa Gimpera. He died on April 21, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

7. Edmund Lowe

Actor | Chandu the Magician

Tall, athletic leading man, the son of a judge. Lowe was initially slated for the priesthood but switched career paths on several occasions, at one time studying law, then teaching English and elocution. The latter led to his involvement in the acting profession. After briefly appearing in ...

8. Eleonora Duse

Actress | Cenere

Eleonora Duse was born on October 3, 1858 in Vigevano, Lombardy, Italy as Eleonora Guilia Amalia Duse. She was an actress and writer, known for Cenere (1917). She was married to Tebaldo Marchetti. She died on April 21, 1924 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

9. Enrico Medioli

Writer | Rocco e i suoi fratelli

Enrico Medioli was born on March 17, 1925 in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960), Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and Gruppo di famiglia in un interno (1974). He died on April 21, 2017 in Orvieto, Umbria, Italy.

10. Francisco Álvarez

Actor | La canción de los barrios

Francisco Álvarez was born on July 26, 1892 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for La canción de los barrios (1941), Un novio para Laura (1955) and Mi suegra es una fiera (1939). He died on April 21, 1960 in Lanus, Argentina.

11. Giovanna Galletti

Actress | Ultimo tango a Parigi

Giovanna Galletti was born on June 27, 1916 in Bangkok, Thailand. She was an actress, known for Last Tango in Paris (1972), Eneide (1971) and I fratelli Karamazov (1969). She died on April 21, 1992 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

12. Gummo Marx

Self | Tonight!

Gummo Marx was born on October 23, 1892 in New York City, New York, USA as Milton Marx. He was married to Helen von Tilzer. He died on April 21, 1977 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

13. I.A.L. Diamond

Writer | The Apartment

I.A.L. Diamond was born on June 27, 1920 in Ungheni, Romania as Itek Domnici. He was a writer and producer, known for The Apartment (1960), Some Like It Hot (1959) and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970). He was married to Barbara Ann Bentley. He died on April 21, 1988 in Beverly Hills, ...

14. Irene Vernon

Actress | Fireside Theatre

Irene Vernon was born on January 16, 1922 in Mishawaka, Indiana, USA as Irene Vergauwen. She was an actress, known for Fireside Theatre (1949), Bewitched (1964) and The Sound of Fury (1950). She was married to Emmanuel Rosenberg. She died on April 21, 1998 in South Bend, Indiana.

15. Jack Haley Jr.

Producer | Hollywood and the Stars

Jack Haley Jr. was born on October 25, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Joseph Haley Jr. He was a producer and director, known for Hollywood and the Stars (1963), Movin' with Nancy (1967) and 100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994). He was married to Liza Minnelli. He died on April 21...

16. James Kirkwood Jr.

Writer | Some Kind of Hero

James Kirkwood Jr. was born on August 22, 1924 in Hollywood, California, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Some Kind of Hero (1982), A Chorus Line (1985) and One Step Beyond (1959). He died on April 21, 1989 in New York City, New York, USA.

17. Joe Sawyer

Actor | The Petrified Forest

Joe Sawyer's familiar mug appeared everywhere during the 1930s and 1940s, particularly as a stock player for Warner Bros. in its more standard college musicals, comedies and crime yarns. He could play both sides of the fence, street cops and mob gunmen, with equal ease. He was born Joseph Sauers in...

18. John Welsh

Actor | Krull

John Welsh was born on November 7, 1914 in Wexford, Ireland as John James Walsh. He was an actor and production manager, known for Krull (1983), Tales from Soho (1956) and To Serve Them All My Days (1980). He died on April 21, 1985 in Richmond, London, England.

19. Jorge Mistral

Actor | El conde de Montecristo

He was a Spanish actor; his father was from Puerto Rico and his mother from Catalonia. His debut in theater was in 1943 and in cinema in 1944. At the end of the fifties he lived in South America. He committed suicide with a gunshot while living in Mexico City, Mexico.

20. Kristine Jepson

Actress | Live from the Metropolitan Opera

Kristine Jepson was born on July 28, 1962 in Iowa, USA. She was an actress, known for Live from the Metropolitan Opera (1977), Wonders Are Many (2007) and Independent Lens (1999). She died on April 21, 2017 in New York City, New York, USA.

21. Leslie Banks

Actor | The Man Who Knew Too Much

Leslie Banks was born on June 9, 1890 in West Derby, England as Leslie James Banks. He was an actor, known for The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The Most Dangerous Game (1932) and Busman's Honeymoon (1940). He was married to Gwendoline Haldane Unwin. He died on April 21, 1952 in London, England.

22. Lonnie Mack

Soundtrack | Only You

Lonnie Mack was born on July 18, 1941 in Harrison, Indiana, USA as Lonnie McIntosh. He died on April 21, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

23. Luigi Pistilli

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

Luisi Pistilli's most notable stage successes were roles in "The Threepenny Opera", "St. Joan of the Stockyards" and a 1972 production, "Lulu". In 1991 he reprised his role in "Lulu" in the first professional collaboration with actress-singer Milva, his partner in previous plays as well as in a ...

24. Manuel Mujica Láinez

Writer | De la misteriosa Buenos Aires

Manuel Mujica Láinez was born on September 11, 1910 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a writer and actor, known for De la misteriosa Buenos Aires (1981), El capitán Pérez (1946) and La tentación (1983). He was married to Ana de Alvear Ortiz Basualdo. He died on April 21, 1984 ...

25. Marjorie Eaton

Actress | Mary Poppins

Marjorie Eaton was born on February 5, 1901 in San Francisco, California, USA as Marjorie Lee Eaton. She was an actress, known for Mary Poppins (1964), That Forsyte Woman (1949) and Night Tide (1961). She died on April 21, 1986 in Hollywood, California.

26. Merian C. Cooper

Writer | King Kong

In 1920, Merian C. Cooper was a member of volunteer of the American Kosciuszko Squadron that supported the Polish army in the war with Soviet Russia, where he met best friend and producing partner Ernest B. Schoedsack. On 26 July 1920, his plane was shot down, and he spent nearly nine months in the...

27. Michelle McNamara

Actress | 51 Paintings

Michelle McNamara was born on April 14, 1970 as Michelle Eileen McNamara. She was married to Patton Oswalt. She died on April 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

28. Pepe Fechoría

Actor | Las minas de Salomón Rey

Pepe Fechoría was born on March 20, 1931 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an actor, known for Las minas de Salomón Rey (1986). He died on April 21, 2016 in Galicia, Spain.

29. Peter Lind Hayes

Actor | The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

Actor, entertainer, songwriter and author, educated in high school and a vaudeville trouper with his mother, Grace Hayes. During World War II, he served with valor in the United States Army Air Corps. With his wife Mary Healy he appeared in films, night clubs, theaters, and on radio and television....

30. Prince

Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...

31. Raúl Soldi

Production_designer | Carmen

32. Sandy Gallin

Producer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Sandy Gallin was born on May 23, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Albert Samuel Gallin. He was a producer and production manager, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), Father of the Bride (1991) and Tidy Endings (1988). He was married to Bryan Fox. He died on April 21, 2017 in...

33. Skye Bassett

Actress | Dangerous Minds

Skye Bassett was born on June 10, 1973 in New York, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Dangerous Minds (1995), Sister Act (1992) and Law & Order (1990). She died on April 21, 1997 in New York City, New York.

34. Ursula Jeans

Actress | Dark Journey

Fair-haired, blue-eyed British actress with a long career on the London stage. She was born Ursula Jean McMinn in India, schooled in London and trained for acting at RADA. Ursula made her theatrical debut at the Criterion Theatre in 1922. From the 1930's, she specialised in classical plays by ...

35. Walter Slezak

Actor | Born to Kill

Tall, portly Viennese character actor Walter Slezak simultaneously pursued two different careers after his arrival in America in 1930: one, as a star of musical comedy on the stage, and another, as a portrayer of villains, impish rogues or pompous buffoons on screen.

Walter was born in May 1902 in ...



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