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Fritz Lang(† 85)

Crew | Vienna (AT)
† died 45 years ago

Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best-known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute. Lang's most celebrated films include the groundbreaking futuristic Metropolis (1927) and the influential M (1931), a film noir precursor that he made before he moved to the United States. His other major films include Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922), Die Nibelungen (1924), Fury (1936), You Only Live Once (1937), Hangmen Also Die! (1943), The Woman in the Window (1944), Scarlet Street (1945) and The Big Heat (1953).

Known for: M, Spies, Contempt, Fury
† 85, 08/02/1976

Charles K. French(† 92)

Actor | Columbus, Ohio (US)
† died 69 years ago

Charles K. French (born Charles Ekrauss French or Charles E. Krauss); January 17, 1860 – August 2, 1952) was an American film actor, screenwriter and director who appeared in more than 240 films between 1909 and 1945.

† 92, 08/02/1952

Frank Faylen(† 79)

Actor | St. Louis, Missouri (US)
† died 36 years ago

Frank Faylen (born Francis Charles Ruf) was an American stage, screen, and television actor. He is best remembered for his movie performances as the cynical male nurse in The Lost Weekend (1945) and Ernie the taxi driver in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), as well as for his portrayal of long-suffering grocer Herbert T. Gillis on the 1950s television sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.

† 79, 08/02/1985

Lillian Bronson(† 92)

Actress | Lockport, Niagara County, New York (US)
† died 26 years ago

Lillian Bronson (born Lillian Rumsey Bronson, October 21, 1902 - August 2, 1995) was an American character actress. She performed in over 80 films, 60 of the films from 1939 to 1964, and appeared in over one hundred television productions from 1949 to 1975.

† 92, 08/02/1995

David Huddleston(† 85)

Actor | Vinton, Virginia (US)
† died 5 years ago

David Huddleston (1930-2016) was an American actor, best known for his roles in Blazing Saddles, Santa Claus: The Movie and The Big Lebowski.

† 85, 08/02/2016

Richard Pearson(† 93)

Actor | Monmouth, Gwent, Wales (GB)
† died 10 years ago

Richard de Pearsall Pearson (1 August 1918 – 2 August 2011) was an English character actor, who appeared in numerous film, television and stage productions over a period of 65 years. He played leading roles in several London West End plays and also supported Maggie Smith, Robert Morley and others in long-running West End stage productions. His many screen appearances included character parts in three Polanski films.

† 93, 08/02/2011

Linda Alma(† 73)

Actress | Athens (GR)
† died 22 years ago

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† 73, 08/02/1999

Fred Kelsey(† 76)

Actor | Sandusky, Ohio (US)
† died 60 years ago

Frederick Alvin "Fred" Kelsey (August 20, 1884 – September 2, 1961) was an American actor, film director, and screenwriter. Kelsey directed one- and two-reel films for Universal Film Manufacturing Company. He appeared in 404 films between 1911 and 1958, often playing policemen or detectives. He also directed 37 films between 1914 and 1920. Kelsey was caricatured as the detective in the 1943 MGM cartoon Who Killed Who? directed by Tex Avery. He was born in Sandusky, Ohio and died at the Motion Picture Country Home in Hollywood, California, aged 77.

† 76, 08/02/1961

Ricardo Muñoz Suay(† 79)

Crew | Valencia (ES)
† died 24 years ago

Ricardo Muñoz Suay (28 August 1917 – 2 August 1997) was a Spanish film director, producer and screenwriter. He was one of the editors of the film magazine, Objetivo, which existed between 1953 and 1956. He was a member of the Communist Party.

 
† 79, 08/02/1997

Jean-Pierre Melville(† 55)

Crew | Paris (FR)
† died 48 years ago

Jean-Pierre Melville (French: [mɛlvil]; born Jean-Pierre Grumbach; 20 October 1917 – 2 August 1973) was a French filmmaker and actor. While with the French Resistance during World War II, he adopted the pseudonym Melville as a tribute to his favorite American author Herman Melville. He kept it as his stage name once the war was over. Spiritual father of the French New Wave, he has influenced new generations of filmmakers in Asia (John Woo, Ringo Lam, Johnnie To, Takeshi Kitano), in Europe (Aki Kaurismäki, Rainer Werner Fassbinder), and in America (Michael Mann, Walter Hill, Quentin Tarantino, William Friedkin, Jim Jarmusch).

† 55, 08/02/1973

Winston Ntshona(† 76)

Actor | Port Elizabeth (ZA)
† died 3 years ago

Winston Ntshona (6 October 1941 – 2 August 2018) was a South African playwright and actor. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1975.

† 76, 08/02/2018

Cathleen Nesbitt(† 93)

Actress | Birkenhead, Cheshire, England (GB)
† died 39 years ago

Cathleen Nesbitt (born Kathleen Mary Nesbitt, 24 November 1888 – 2 August 1982) was an English actress of stage, film and television.

† 93, 08/02/1982
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Karel Lamač(† 55)

Crew | Prague (CZ)
† died 69 years ago

Karel Lamač (27 January 1897 – 2 August 1952) was a Czech film director, actor, screenwriter, producer and singer. He directed more than 100 films in Czechoslovakia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

† 55, 08/02/1952

Lesley Woods(† 92)

Actress | Berwick, Iowa (US)
† died 18 years ago

Lesley Woods (August 22, 1910 – August 2, 2003) was an American radio, stage and television actress. She was a graduate of the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago.

† 92, 08/02/2003

Terence Bayler(† 86)

Actor | Whanganui (NZ)
† died 5 years ago

Terence Bayler (24 January 1930 – 2 August 2016) was a New Zealand film, television, and stage actor. His most memorable roles were in Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001).

† 86, 08/02/2016

Juan López Moctezuma(† 63)

Crew | Ciudad de México (MX)
† died 26 years ago

Juan López Moctezuma (1929 – August 2, 1995) was a Mexican film director and actor. He was born in Mexico City in 1929.[1] During his career he directed five films, all in the genres of Gothic horror and suspense: The Mansion of Madness (1972), Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1974), To Kill a Stranger (1983), El Alimento del Miedo (1994), and his most recognized and controversial work, Alucarda (1978), which tells the story of a satanic possession in a Catholic convent.In 1993 he was admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Mexico City because of Alzheimer's disease. He died on August 2, 1995.

† 63, 08/02/1995

Mapy Cortés(† 88)

Actress | Santurce (PR)
† died 23 years ago

Maria del Pilar Cordero, better known as Mapy Cortés (Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico March 1, 1910 – Isla Verde, Puerto Rico August 2, 1998) was a Puerto Rican stage, film and television actress and dancer who participated in many films during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, where she became one of the industry's most beloved and bankable stars of the 1940s.

† 88, 08/02/1998

J. Farrell MacDonald(† 77)

Actor | Waterbury, Connecticut (US)
† died 69 years ago

John Farrell MacDonald (June 6, 1875 – August 2, 1952) was an American character actor and director. He played supporting roles and occasional leads. He appeared in over 325 films over a four-decade career from 1911 to 1951, and directed forty-four silent films from 1912 to 1917. MacDonald was the principal director of L. Frank Baum's Oz Film Manufacturing Company, and he can frequently be seen in the films of Frank Capra, Preston Sturges and, especially, John Ford.

† 77, 08/02/1952

Bert Freed(† 74)

Actor | The Bronx, New York City, New York (US)
† died 27 years ago

Bert Freed (November 3, 1919 – August 2, 1994) was an American character actor, voice-over actor, and the first actor to portray Detective Columbo.

† 74, 08/02/1994

Totie Fields(† 48)

Actress | Hartford (US)
† died 43 years ago

Totie Fields (May 7, 1930 – August 2, 1978) was an American comedian.

† 48, 08/02/1978

Edward Mannix(† 67)

Actor
† died 26 years ago

Edward Leo Mannix (July 26, 1928 – August 2, 1995) was an American voice actor, author and journalist. He is mainly known for his work in dubbing films and TV shows in Rome and Los Angeles, including Caliber 9, Golgo 13: The Professional and Robotech: The Movie. He was arguably best known for being the English voice of actor Bud Spencer. His published works include An End to Fury, A Journal of Love and The Widower. He was also a stringer for The Ring while living in Italy. He died in Bristol, Maine, in 1995.

† 67, 08/02/1995

Luiz Gonzaga(† 76)

Actor | Exu (BR)
† died 32 years ago

Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento, Sr. (standard orthography 'Luís'; Portuguese pronunciation: [luˈis ɡõˈzaɡɐ]; Exu, December 13, 1912 – Recife, August 2, 1989) was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, musician and poet and one of the most influential figures of Brazilian popular music in the twentieth century. He has been credited for having presented the rich universe of Northeastern musical genres to all of Brazil, having created the musical genre baião and has been called a "revolutionary" by Antônio Carlos Jobim. According to Caetano Veloso, he was the first significant cultural event with mass appeal in Brazil. Luiz Gonzaga received the Shell prize for Brazilian Popular Music in 1984 and was only the fourth artist to receive this prize after Pixinguinha, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Dorival Caymmi. The Luiz Gonzaga Dam was named in his honor. Gonzaga's son, Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento Jr, known as Gonzaguinha (1945–91), was also a noted Brazilian singer and composer.

† 76, 08/02/1989

Hugo Soto(† 41)

Actor | Corrientes (AR)
† died 27 years ago

Hugo Soto (January 15, 1953 – August 2, 1994) was an Argentine actor and artist.

† 41, 08/02/1994

Boris Ingster(† 74)

Crew | Riga / Rīga (LV)
† died 43 years ago

Boris Ingster was a Latvian-American screenwriter, film and television director, and producer (October 29, 1903 in Riga, then in the Russian Empire - August 2, 1978 in Los Angeles, California) notable for his role in launching the film noir genre. In the 1930s he was a screenwriter on several films. He made his directorial debut in 1940 with the film noir movie Stranger on the Third Floor. In the 1950s and 1960s he shifted much of his attention to producing television series in genres ranging from drama to Westerns and spy thrillers.

† 74, 08/02/1978

Paul von Hindenburg(† 86)

Actor | Posen
† died 87 years ago

Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, ditPaul von Hindenburg, né le2octobre1847àPosen(aujourd'hui enPologne) et décédé le2août1934aumanoir de NeudeckenPrusse-Occidentale1, fut unmilitaire, nommémaréchal, ethomme d'Étatallemandqui, du fait de son prestige et de sa longévité, joua un rôle important dans l'Histoire allemande. Après une longue carrière militaire au cours de laquelle il participe, notamment, à labataille de Sadowapuis à laguerre franco-prussienne de 1870, Hindenburg occupe la scène militaire et politique allemande de1914à sa disparition. Lorsque commence laPremière Guerre mondiale, il est sollicité par l'empereurGuillaumeII. Vainqueur de labataille de Tannenberg, Hindenburg est nommé chef du grand état-major de l'Armée impériale allemandedeux ans plus tard, en1916. Il assumera cette position jusqu'à la fin du conflit, dirigeant l'Allemagne avec legénéral Ludendorff, sous la forme d'une dictature militaire. Auréolé de son prestige militaire que la défaite de l'Empire allemandn'a guère affecté, le maréchal Hindenburg est éluprésident du Reichà l'issue duscrutin présidentiel d'avril 1925; il succède au social-démocrateFriedrich Ebert, décédé dans l'exercice de ses fonctions. Aisémentréélupour un second septennat, le président Hindenburg ne peut cependant empêcher l'ascension politique d'Adolf Hitler, qu'il est contraint de nommerchancelier du Reich; il s'éteint en1934, laissant Hitler s'emparer de tous les pouvoirs.

 
† 86, 08/02/1934

Loulie Jean Norman(† 92)

Actress | Birmingham (US)
† died 16 years ago

Loulie Jean Norman (March 12, 1913 - August 2, 2005) was a coloratura soprano who worked with arranger Gordon Jenkins. Jenkins and Norman collaborated on a number of albums. Norman was also a member of The Rhythmaires and the Ray Conniff Singers.

† 92, 08/02/2005

Billie Letts(† 76)

Crew | Tulsa (US)
† died 7 years ago

Billie Dean Letts (née Gipson; May 30, 1938 – August 2, 2014) was an American novelist and educator. She was a professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

† 76, 08/02/2014

Emanuel Schwarzberg(† 78)

Actor
† died 20 years ago

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† 78, 08/02/2001

Meri Davitashvili(† 67)

Actress | Gurjaani Municipality (GE)
† died 46 years ago

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† 67, 08/02/1975

Quirino Cristiani(† 88)

Crew | Santa Giuletta, Lombardy (IT)
† died 37 years ago

Quirino Cristiani (July 2, 1896 – August 2, 1984) was an Italian-born Argentine animation director and cartoonist, responsible for the world's first two animated feature films as well as the first animated feature film with sound, even though the only copies of these two films were lost in a fire. He is also the first person to create animation solely using cardboard cutouts.

† 88, 08/02/1984
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