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Victor Mature(† 86)

Schauspieler | Louisville, Kentucky (US)
† 22. Todestag

Victor John Mature was an American stage, film and television actor.In July 1942 Mature attempted to enlist in the U.S. Navy but was rejected for color blindness. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard after taking a different eye test the same day. He was assigned to the USCGC Storis (WMEC-38), which was doing Greenland patrol work. After 14 months aboard the Storis, Mature was promoted to the rate of Chief Boatswain's Mate. In 1944 he did a series of War Bond tours and acted in morale shows. He assisted Coast Guard recruiting efforts by being a featured player in the musical revue "Tars and Spars" which opened in Miami, Florida in April of 1944 and toured the United States for the next year. In May 1945 Mature was reassigned to the Coast Guard manned troop transport USS Admiral H. T. Mayo (AP-125) which was involved in transferring troops to the Pacific Theater. Mature was honorably discharged from the Coast Guard in November 1945 and he resumed his acting career.Film careerAfter the war, Mature was cast by John Ford in My Darling Clementine, playing Doc Holliday opposite Henry Fonda's Wyatt Earp. For the next decade, Mature settled into playing hard-boiled characters in a range of genres such as Westerns and Biblical films, such as The Robe (with Richard Burton and Jean Simmons) and its popular sequel, Demetrius and the Gladiators (with Susan Hayward). Mature also starred with Hedy Lamarr in Cecil B. DeMille's Bible epic, Samson and Delilah (1949) and as Horemheb in The Egyptian (1954) with Jean Simmons and Gene Tierney. He reportedly stated he was successful in Biblical epics because he could "make with the holy look".He also starred with Esther Williams in Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) and, according to her autobiography, had a romantic relationship with her.After five years of retirement, he was lured back into acting by the opportunity to parody himself in After the Fox (1966), co-written by Neil Simon. In a similar vein in 1968 he played a giant, The Big Victor, in Head, a potpourri movie starring The Monkees. The character poked fun at both his screen image and, reportedly, RCA Victor who distributed Colgems Records, the Monkees's label. Mature enjoyed the script while admitting it made no sense to him, stating "All I know is it makes me laugh."Mature was famously self-deprecatory about his acting skills. Once, after being rejected for membership in a country club because he was an actor, he cracked, "I'm not an actor — and I've got sixty-four films to prove it!" He was quoted in 1968 on his acting career: "Actually, I am a golfer. That is my real occupation. I never was an actor. Ask anybody, particularly the critics."Victor Mature died of leukemia in 1999, at his Rancho Santa Fe, California home, at the age of 86. He was buried in the family plot at St. Michael's Cemetery in his hometown of Louisville.For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Victor Mature has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6780 Hollywood Blvd.

† 86, 04.08.1999

Jorge Luke(† 70)

Schauspieler | Mexico City, Distrito Federal (MX)
† 9. Todestag

Jorge Luke was born in 1942 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Jorge Oscura Lango. He was an actor and director, known for Clear and Present Danger (1994), Salvador (1986) and Ulzana's Raid (1972). He was married to Gloria Palacios Guzman. He died on August 4, 2012 in Mexico City.

† 70, 04.08.2012

Don DaGradi(† 80)

Crew | New York City, New York (US)
† 30. Todestag

Disneywriter who started out as a layout artist on 1940s cartoons including "Der Fuehrer's Face" in 1943. He eventually moved into animated features with the filmLady and the Trampin 1955. He also worked as a color and styling or sequence consultant on many other motion pictures for Disney. His greatest achievement was for his visual screenplay forMary Poppinsin 1964 for which he shared anOscarnomination forBest Adapted ScreenplaywithBill Walsh. Don DaGradi died August 4, 1991, in Friday Harbor, Washington. He was named aDisney Legendposthumously, only months after his death., Wikipedia.

† 80, 04.08.1991

Masahiko Tsugawa(† 78)

Schauspieler | Kyōto, Kyōto Prefecture (JP)
† 3. Todestag

Masahiko Tsugawa (津川 雅彦, Tsugawa Masahiko), born Masahiko Katō (加藤 雅彦 Katō Masahiko; January 2, 1940 – August 4, 2018) was a Japanese actor and director.

 
† 78, 04.08.2018

Seicho Matsumoto(† 82)

Crew | Fukuoka Prefecture (JP)
† 29. Todestag

Matsumoto Seichō (japanisch 松本 清張; eigentlich in Kun-Lesung: Matsumoto Kiyoharu; * 21. Dezember 1909 in Kokura; † 4. August 1992 in Tokio) war ein japanischer Schriftsteller. Neben Kriminalgeschichten, in denen er oft die gesellschaftlichen Probleme, die der Grund für Verbrechen sind, erläuterte, und die den Großteil seines literarischen Schaffens ausmachen, hat er auch historische Romane und Sachliteratur geschrieben. Er verfasste mehr als 450 Werke und wurde auch der "japanische Simenon" genannt.

† 82, 04.08.1992

Frank Maxwell(† 87)

Schauspieler | The Bronx / Bronx, New York (US)
† 17. Todestag

Frank Maxwell (* 17. November 1916 in New York City; † 4. August 2004 in Santa Monica, Kalifornien) war ein US-amerikanischer Schauspieler.

† 87, 04.08.2004

Lorenzo Music(† 64)

Schauspieler | Brooklyn (US)
† 20. Todestag

Lorenzo Music (* 2. Mai 1937 in Brooklyn, New York als Gerald David Music; † 4. August 2001 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien) war ein US-amerikanischer Synchronsprecher, Fernsehproduzent und Drehbuchautor.

† 64, 04.08.2001

Howard Jackson(† 66)

Crew | St. Augustine, Florida (US)
† 55. Todestag

Howard Jackson was an American film and television composer. His work often went uncredited.

† 66, 04.08.1966

Fumio Watanabe(† 74)

Schauspieler | Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture (JP)
† 17. Todestag

Fumio Watanabe October 31, 1929 – August 4, 2004 was a Japanese actor most known for his work with Japanese New Wave director Nagisa Oshima. He was born in Tokyo and graduated from the University of Tokyo before joining the Shōchiku studio in 1956.Born: October 31, 1929, Tokyo, JapanDied: August 4, 2004, Tokyo, Japan.

† 74, 04.08.2004

Lela Swift(† 96)

Crew | New York City / NYC (US)
† 6. Todestag

Lela Swift (born Lillian Siwoff; February 25, 1919 – August 4, 2015) was a television director and producer, best known for her work on Dark Shadows, which she also produced from 1970–71, and Ryan's Hope.

† 96, 04.08.2015

Howard Culver(† 66)

Schauspieler | Colorado (US)
† 37. Todestag

Howard Culver (June 4, 1918 – August 4, 1984) was an American radio and television actor, best known as hotel clerk Howie Uzzell during the entire run of TV's Gunsmoke. On radio he starred in the title role of the Western adventure series Straight Arrow, which aired on Mutual from May 6, 1948 to June 21, 1951.

† 66, 04.08.1984

Vesa Mäkelä(† 56)

Schauspieler | Kauhava (FI)
† 18. Todestag

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† 56, 04.08.2003
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Hans Christian Andersen(† 70)

Crew | Odense, Funen, Kingdom of Denmark–Norway [now Denmark]
† 146. Todestag

Hans Christian Andersen (* 2. April 1805 in Odense; † 4. August 1875 in Kopenhagen), der sich als Künstler zeitlebens nur H. C. Andersen nannte, ist der bekannteste Dichter und Schriftsteller Dänemarks. Berühmt wurde er durch seine zahlreichen Märchen.

† 70, 04.08.1875

Bernard Barrow(† 68)

Schauspieler | New York City, New York (US)
† 28. Todestag

Bernard Elliott "Bernie" Barrow (December 30, 1927 – August 4, 1993) was an American actor and collegiate drama professor. He was best known as an actor for his role as "Johnny Ryan", a publican and the patriarch of an Irish-American family on the television soap opera, Ryan's Hope, on which he appeared from 1975 until the show's demise in 1989.

† 68, 04.08.1993

Hilding Gavle(† 68)

Schauspieler | Kalmar, Kalmar län (SE)
† 52. Todestag

Hilding Gavle (28 August 1901 – 4 August 1969) was a Swedish actor. He appeared in over forty films between 1930 and 1968.

† 68, 04.08.1969

Walter Burke(† 75)

Schauspieler | Brooklyn, New York City, New York (US)
† 37. Todestag

Walter Lawrence Burke (August 25, 1908 – August 4, 1984) was an American character actor, of stage, film, and television of Irish descent. Usually cast as an Irishman or Englishman, his small stature, distinctive voice, and face made him easily recognizable in even the most minor of roles.

† 75, 04.08.1984

Erville Alderson(† 74)

Schauspieler | Kansas City, Missouri (US)
† 64. Todestag

Erville Alderson (September 11, 1882 – August 4, 1957) was an American character actor, usually portraying strong-willed or wise men. He appeared in nearly 200 films between 1918 and 1957.

† 74, 04.08.1957

Bernard Schubert(† 93)

Crew | Brooklyn, New York (US)
† 33. Todestag

Bernard Schubert (January 1, 1895 – August 4, 1988) was an American screenwriter and television producer during the early sound era of film and early days of television. From 1931 through 1948 he was involved in the scripts for 25 films. Two of his more notable films were Peck's Bad Boy (1934), for which he co-wrote the screenplay with Marguerite Roberts, and which starred Jackie Cooper; and 1944's The Mummy's Curse, starring Lon Chaney Jr.. In the late 1940s, he wrote several plays, two of which were turned into films. By the early 1950s, Schubert moved to the small screen, producing television series and movies during that decade. Some of the series he worked on were Mr. and Mrs. North, Topper, and Adventures of the Falcon. Schubert died on August 4, 1988, in Los Angeles, California.

† 93, 04.08.1988

Tom Keene(† 66)

Schauspieler | Rochester, New York (US)
† 58. Todestag

Tom Keene, eigentlich George Duryea, Pseudonym Richard Powers (* 30. Dezember 1896 in Rochester, New York; † 4. August 1963 in Woodland Hills, Kalifornien) war ein US-amerikanischer Schauspieler.

† 66, 04.08.1963

Ingrid Wacker

Crew
† 12. Todestag

Ingrid Wacker (* vor 1932; † 4. August 2009 in Hamburg) war eine deutsche Filmeditorin, die zwischen den 1950er und 1970er Jahre bei über 30 populären Spielfilmen, Fernsehfilmen und Fernsehserien für den Schnitt verantwortlich war.Sie war Mitbegründerin und seit 1998 Ehrenmitglied des Bundesverbands Filmschnitt Editor e.V. (BFS).

 

Brent Carver(† 68)

Schauspieler | Cranbrook, British Columbia (CA)
† 1. Todestag

Brent Carver (November 17, 1951 – August 4, 2020) was a Canadian actor who was best known for his performances on Broadway in Parade as Leo Frank and Kiss of the Spider Woman as Molina, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 1993.

† 68, 04.08.2020

Thomas Pratt(† 74)

Crew | Santa Barbara, California (US)
† 48. Todestag

Thomas Pratt (November 8, 1898 – August 4, 1973) was an American film editor.

† 74, 04.08.1973

Nicola Rescigno(† 92)

Schauspieler | New York, New York (US)
† 13. Todestag

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† 92, 04.08.2008

Isabelle Weingarten(† 70)

Schauspielerin | 16th arrondissement of Paris (FR)
† 1. Todestag

Isabelle Weingarten (18 April 1950 – 3 August 2020) was a French actress, model, and photographer.

† 70, 04.08.2020

Billy Dooley(† 45)

Schauspieler
† 83. Todestag

- Noch keine Beschreibung / Details vorhanden. -

† 45, 04.08.1938

Nándor Tomanek(† 65)

Schauspieler | Pécs / Pecs (HU)
† 33. Todestag

- Noch keine Beschreibung / Details vorhanden. -

† 65, 04.08.1988

Mike Monty(† 69)

Schauspieler | Chattanooga, Tennessee (US)
† 15. Todestag

An expatriate American actor (born Michael O'Donahue in Chattanooga, Tennessee), Monty settled in Italy in the mid-sixties and had a low-key career as a supporting player in many B-movies, including spaghetti westerns and horror movies. His appearances were often uncredited. During the 1970s, he appeared in several soft-porn exploitation movies. In the early eighties, he fell in love with the Philippines and relocated there, where he significantly boosted his career by appearing in many movies shot in the Archipel. Most of his film were B or Z-grade actioners, sometimes locally produced for export.

 
† 69, 04.08.2006

Julio Villarreal(† 72)

Schauspieler | Lérida, Catalonia (ES)
† 63. Todestag

Julio Villarreal (7 December 1885 – 4 August 1958) was a Spanish actor who later settled and worked in Mexico. He also directed two films in the early 1930s. Born as Julio Crochet i Martínez Villarreal in Madrid to a family of theater actors, he moved to Argentina and Perú in 1900, then returned to Spain in 1921. After the Spanish Civil War, Julio moved to the United States and in 1932 he finally settled in Mexico City. He acted in many Mexican movies of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema along with many stars such as María Félix, Cantinflas, Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete who became his son in law by marrying Elisa Christy (Elisa Crochet Asperó), daughter of Julio Villarreal.

† 72, 04.08.1958

Mihály Babits(† 57)

Crew | Szekszárd (HU)
† 80. Todestag

Mihály Babits von Szentistván (auch Michael Babits, * 26. November 1883 in Szekszárd; † 4. August 1941 in Budapest) war ein ungarischer Dichter, Übersetzer und Publizist der Nyugat-Epoche der ungarischen Literatur.

† 57, 04.08.1941

Harry Davis(† 85)

Schauspielerin
† 28. Todestag

- Noch keine Beschreibung / Details vorhanden. -

† 85, 04.08.1993
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