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† People: People who died on this day(Wed., 05/18)


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Alexander Godunov(† 45)

Actor | Sakhalin, RSFSR (SU)
† died 27 years ago

Alexander Godunov was a Russian-American ballet dancer and film actor, whose defection caused a diplomatic incident between the USA and the USSR.

† 45, 05/18/1995

Elizabeth Montgomery(† 62)

Actress | Hollywood, California (US)
† died 27 years ago

Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery was an American film and television actress whose career spanned five decades. She is best remembered as the star of the TV series Bewitched.The daughter of Robert Montgomery, she began her career in the 1950s with a role on her father's television series Robert Montgomery Presents. In the 1960s, she rose to fame as Samantha Stephens on the ABC sitcom Bewitched. Her work on the series earned her five Primetime Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations. After Bewitched ended its run in 1972, Montgomery continued her career with roles in numerous television films. In 1974, she portrayed Ellen Harrod in A Case of Rape and Lizzie Borden in the 1975 television film The Legend of Lizzie Borden. Both roles earned her additional Emmy Award nominations.Montgomery was married four times, most notably to actor producer/director William Asher with whom she had three children. Her final marriage was to actor Robert Foxworth, with whom she lived for twenty years before marrying in 1993. Montgomery died of colorectal cancer in May 1995, eight weeks after being diagnosed with the disease.

† 62, 05/18/1995

Jill Ireland(† 54)

Actress | London, England (GB)
† died 32 years ago

Jill Dorothy Ireland (24 April 1936 – 18 May 1990) was an English actress and singer. She collaborated in 15 films with her second husband, Charles Bronson.

† 54, 05/18/1990

Andy Clyde(† 75)

Actor | Blairgowrie and Rattray (GB)
† died 55 years ago

Andrew Allan Clyde (March 25, 1892 – May 18, 1967) was a Scottish-born American film and television actor whose career spanned more than four decades. In 1921 he broke into silent films as a Mack Sennett comic, debuting in On a Summer Day. He was the fifth of six children of theatrical actor, producer and manager John Clyde. Clyde's brother David and his sister Jean also became screen actors. Although Andy Clyde's movie career spanned 45 years, he may be best known for his work as California Carlson in the Hopalong Cassidy movie series. He is also known for roles in two television series: the farmer Cully Wilson in CBS's Lassie and as the neighbor George MacMichael on ABC's The Real McCoys.

† 75, 05/18/1967

Charles Grodin(† 86)

Actor | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US)
† died 1 years ago

Charles Grodin (born April 21, 1935) was an American actor, comedian, author and former cable talk show host.

† 86, 05/18/2021

Arthur Malet(† 85)

Actor | Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire, England (GB)
† died 9 years ago

Arthur Malet (24 September 1927 – 18 May 2013) was an English stage, film and television actor based in the United States.

† 85, 05/18/2013

Arthur O'Connell(† 73)

Actor | New York City, New York (US)
† died 41 years ago

Arthur Joseph O'Connell (March 29, 1908 – May 18, 1981) was an American stage, film and television actor, who achieved prominence in character roles in the 1950s. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for both Picnic (1955) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959).

† 73, 05/18/1981

Anthony Forwood(† 72)

Actor | Weymouth (GB)
† died 34 years ago

Ernest Lytton Forwood (3 October 1915 – 18 May 1988), known professionally as Anthony Forwood, was an English actor.

† 72, 05/18/1988

Marshall Thompson(† 66)

Actor | Peoria, Illinois (US)
† died 30 years ago

James Marshall Thompson (November 27, 1925 – May 18, 1992) was an American film and television actor.

† 66, 05/18/1992

Jovanka Kotlajić(† 84)

Actress
† died 45 years ago

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† 84, 05/18/1977

Wayne Allwine(† 62)

Actor | Glendale, California (US)
† died 13 years ago

Wayne Anthony Allwine (February 7, 1947 – May 18, 2009) was an American voice actor, sound effects editor and foley artist for The Walt Disney Company. He is best remembered as the 3rd official voice of Mickey Mouse. He is the longest tenured actor to voice the character, having held the role for 32 years. He was notably married to Russi Taylor, who voiced Minnie Mouse.

† 62, 05/18/2009

Alex Gerry(† 88)

Actor | Manhattan, New York (US)
† died 29 years ago

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† 88, 05/18/1993
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Steve Forrest(† 88)

Actor | Huntsville, Texas (US)
† died 9 years ago

A ruggedly handsome action man of the 1960's and 70's, Steve Forrest began his screen career as a small part contract player with MGM. A brother of star Dana Andrews, he was born William Forrest Andrews, the youngest of thirteen children. His father was a Baptist minister in Huntsville, Texas. In 1942, Steve enlisted in the U.S. Army, rose to the rank of sergeant and saw action at the Battle of the Bulge. Following his demobilisation, he visited his brother in Hollywood and came to the conclusion that acting wasn't a bad way to make a living (having already done some work as a movie extra). He went on to study in college at UCLA, eventually graduating in 1950 with a B.A. Honours Degree in theatre arts. He then served a brief apprenticeship as a carpenter, prop boy and set builder at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse, where he was discovered by resident actor Gregory Peck and given a small part as a bellboy in the cast of the summer stock production of "Goddbye Again". A subsequent screen test led to a contract with MGM and resulting employment as second leads, brothers of the titular star, toughs and outlaws. His first proper recognition was being awarded 'New Star of the Year' by Golden Globe for his role in So Big (1953), a drama based on a Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Edna Ferber.From the mid-1950's, the rangy, 6-foot-3 actor became much in-demand on TV, beginning with classic early anthology and western series, interspersed with occasional appearances on the big screen (notably, in The Longest Day (1962) and as Joan Crawford's lover/attorney Greg Savitt in Mommie Dearest (1981)). In addition to numerous guest roles, he was regularly featured in series like Gunsmoke (1955), Dallas (1978) (as Wes Parmalee, who believes himself to be lost Ewing patriarch Jock) and Murder, She Wrote (1984). Already from the mid-60's, he decided to pick his assignments more carefully. In order to shed his image as the perpetual bad guy, he had relocated his family to England to star as antique-dealer-cum-undercover intelligence agent John Mannering in BBC's The Baron (1966). He followed this by another starring role as the stoic, tough Lieutenant Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson in the short-lived ABC police drama series S.W.A.T. (1975), possibly his best-remembered role. Steve later lampooned his screen personae in the satirical Amazon Women on the Moon (1987).In private life, Steve Forrest was known as a skilled golfer, lover of football and (according to 1970's newspaper articles) as a dedicated amateur beekeeper.

† 88, 05/18/2013

Elisha Cook Jr.(† 91)

Actor | San Francisco, California (US)
† died 27 years ago

Elisha Vanslyck Cook Jr. (December 26, 1903 – May 18, 1995) was an American character actor famed for his work in films noir. According to Bill Georgaris of TSPDT: They Shoot Pictures, Don't They, Cook appeared in a total of 21 film noirs, more than any other actor or actress. He played cheerful, brainy collegiates until he was cast against type as the bug eyed baby-faced psychotic killer Wilmer in the 1941 version of The Maltese Falcon. He went on to play deceptively mild-mannered villains. Cook's acting career spanned more than 60 years, with roles in productions including The Big Sleep, Shane, The Killing, House on Haunted Hill, and Rosemary's Baby.

† 91, 05/18/1995

Frank McGlynn Sr.(† 84)

Actor | San Francisco, California (US)
† died 71 years ago

Gaunt-looking American character actor Frank McGlynn Sr. is best remembered for his many portrayals in 1930s and 1940s historical films of US President Abraham Lincoln. McGlynn began performing on stage in 1896. Prior to that, he had been a practicing lawyer, a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

† 84, 05/18/1951

Donald Kirke(† 70)

Actor | Jersey City (US)
† died 51 years ago

Donald Kirke (1901–1971) was an American stage, film and television actor.

† 70, 05/18/1971

Bridgette Andersen(† 21)

Actress | Ingelwood, CA
† died 25 years ago

BornMarriah Bridget AnderseninInglewood, Californiato Frank Glass and Teresa Andersen, Bridgette Andersen (as she was known professionally) was raised inMalibu, California, and from an early age, she showed exceptional intelligence. By age two, she decided she wanted to be an actress and eventually began a career as achild modelbefore breaking into acting at age seven in the 1982TV movie,Washington Mistress. Later that year, Andersen appeared in her most memorable role as the title character inSavannah Smiles, followed by roles inFamily Ties,Remington Steele, and as a youngMae Westin the TVbiopic of the actress' life. In 1983, Andersen appeared as Celia in the short lived sitcomGun Shy, and was also nominated for aYoung Artist Awardfor her role inSavannah Smiles. She followed up with a role in thehorror film,Nightmares. She was nominated for a second time for a Young Artist Award for her role inGun Shythe following year. Throughout the mid-1980s, Andersen continued to appear in episodic television, TV movies and features films, including:A Summer to Rememberin 1985,Hotel,Fever PitchwithRyan O'Neal,The Golden Girls, andThe Parent Trap IIwithHayley Mills. By 1987, Andersen's roles were infrequent with her only appearances being in an episode ofCBS Summer Playhouseand anindependent filmentitledToo Much. One of Andersen's last roles was a small part in a Pepsicommercial that aired duringSuper Bowl XXXon January 28, 1996. Shortly before her death, she performed in the independent featureLocker 28. To date, the film remains unreleased. Andersen was reportedly not close to her family and had little contact with them. During her teen years, she struggled with an addiction toheroin, and at the time of her death, was attempting to staycleanwhile working at Erewhon Health Food Store inLos Angeles, California.On May 18, 1997, Andersen died of anaccidental overdose of alcohol and drugs. She was 21 years old. On May 25, 1997, funeral services were held at Malibu United Methodist Church and Andersen's ashes were scattered at Zuma Beach inMalibu, California.

† 21, 05/18/1997

Sabine Sinjen(† 52)

Actress | Itzehoe (DE)
† died 27 years ago

Sabine Sinjen (18 August 1942 – 18 May 1995) was a German film actress. She appeared in more than 50 films between 1957 and 1994. Sinjen was married to television director Peter Beauvais from 1963 to 1984. She appeared as one of 28 women under the banner We've had abortions! (Wir haben abgetrieben!) on the cover page of the West German magazine Stern on 6 June 1971. In that issue, 374 women publicly stated that they had had pregnancies terminated, which at that time was illegal.

† 52, 05/18/1995

Nadia Arslan(† 59)

Actor | Beirut (LB)
† died 14 years ago

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† 59, 05/18/2008

Lincoln Kilpatrick(† 72)

Actor | St. Louis, Missouri (US)
† died 18 years ago

Lincoln Kilpatrick (February 12, 1932 – May 18, 2004) was an American film, television, and stage actor.

† 72, 05/18/2004

Reema Lagoo(† 58)

Actress | Mumbai, Maharashtra (IN)
† died 5 years ago

Reema Lagoo was an Indian theatre and screen actress known for her work in Hindi and Marathi cinema. She began her acting career in the Marathi theatre after which she became a household name for playing motherly roles in the 1990s and early 2000s. She worked in various hits of Indian cinema like "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun". She gained mainstream success after doing a supporting role in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun.

† 58, 05/18/2017

Walter Kohut(† 52)

Actor | Wien (AT)
† died 42 years ago

Walter Kohut (20 November 1927 – 18 May 1980) was an Austrian film, television and theatre actor. He appeared in many Austrian and German films over a 30-year period and became known for playing shady characters. He became known internationally for his portrayal of Field Marshal Walter Model in the 1977 Hollywood blockbuster A Bridge Too Far and for an appearance in the 1979 thriller Bloodline. He was married to the actress Immy Schell, sister of Maria and Maximilian Schell, his co-star in A Bridge Too Far. He died aged 52 and his gravesite is located in the Mauer cemetery in Vienna.

† 52, 05/18/1980

Michelle Rossignol(† 80)

Actress | Montreal / Montréal (CA)
† died 2 years ago

Michelle Rossignol, (4 February 1940 – 18 May 2020) was a Canadian film actress. She appeared in fifteen films between 1956 and 2010. She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1991 and a Knight of the National Order of Quebec in 2001.

† 80, 05/18/2020

Ian Watkin(† 76)

Actor
† died 6 years ago

Ian Watkin was a New Zealand actor, famous for his films “Braindead” and “Sleeping Dogs”. Watkin grew up in Greymouth and moved to Australia in 1999, becoming a wine broker. He appeared in an episode of Ngaio Marsh Theater in 1977.

† 76, 05/18/2016

Analía Gadé(† 87)

Actress | Córdoba (AR)
† died 3 years ago

Maria Esther Gorostiza Rodriguez, better known in the art world as Analia Gadé, was born in Cordoba, Argentina, on October 28, 1931. Daughter of the businessman Furrier and Spanish Theater writer Fermin Gorostiza, has a brother stage actor Carlos Gorostiza. Due to the divorce of his parents, Maria Esther was admitted to a religious school until the age of 15, where reaches the cinema after participating in a radio contest and changed its name for the Analia when he began his career as an artist. His film debut was in the late 1940s in La Rubia Mireya, where he worked next to Fernando Lamas. S was after appointment in the stars, where she met her first husband, the actor Juan Carlos Thorry who would be. After making a few movies in Argentina, Analia traveled to Spain where he settled and failed to gain success in film and theatre. This country plays honeymoon trip, girls blue, life ahead, Ana says Yes, Moon of summer and many other productions. At the beginning of the 1960s, he had the opportunity to present his own TV show, thanks to his talent and beauty that could not pass unnoticed by Europe. Other of his films are operation Embassy from 1963 and 1971 Black Story. It could appear in international productions such as Madame Sans-Gene where shared cr credits with Sophia Loren, in this film AnalIa was Bonaparte Carolina. The arrival of the d every 1970s worked for director Jos Maria Forqu in the eye of the storm, a film of intrigue by Jean Sorel, and also was in the mansion of the fog of 1972, a Spanish-Italian giallo. Later, in 1973 he performed at my tutor with the singer Joan Manuel Serrat, was with Arturo Fernandez the adulterer; and after the long holiday of 36 of the director Jaime Camino made. Analia took part in the erotic film love letters of a nun shot in 1978 by Jorge Grau, production which brought him some favorable criticism and other counter. In the early 1980s he decided to devote almost all his time working in plays, until he suffered in cerebral infarction in 1999 that forced him to take several months of rest. Recovered once he returned, in an adaptation of sweet bird of youth, a well-known work of Tennessee Williams.

† 87, 05/18/2019

Geneviève Waïte(† 71)

Actress | Cape Town (ZA)
† died 3 years ago

Geneviève Joyce Waïte (13 February 1948 – 18 May 2019) was a South African actress, singer and model. Her best known acting role was the title character in the 1968 film Joanna. As a model, she was photographed for Vogue in 1971 by Richard Avedon. In 1974, she recorded her only album as a singer.

† 71, 05/18/2019

Gavin Packard(† 47)

Actor | Mumbai, Maharastra
† died 10 years ago

Gavin Packard (8 July 1964 – 18 May 2012) was an Indian actor of Irish American descent, noted for the villainous roles he portrayed in many Bollywood films of the 1990s like Sadak, Mohra, Tadipaar and Chamatkar. He had also acted in several Malayalam films like Aayushkalam, Season, Aanaval Mothiram and Aryan. However, he left the industry in the early 2000s. He has also appeared in the 1989 Doordarshan Sci-fi Series Indradhanush.

† 47, 05/18/2012

Gordon Willis(† 82)

Crew | Astoria, New York (US)
† died 8 years ago

Gordon Hugh Willis Jr., ASC (May 28, 1931 – May 18, 2014) was an American cinematographer and film director. He is best known for his photographic work on eight Woody Allen films (including Annie Hall and Manhattan), six Alan J. Pakula films (including All the President's Men), four James Bridges films, and all three films from Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather series. Fellow cinematographer William A. Fraker called Willis's work a "milestone in visual storytelling", while one critic suggested that Willis "defined the cinematic look of the 1970s: sophisticated compositions in which bolts of light and black put the decade's moral ambiguities into stark relief". When the International Cinematographers Guild conducted a survey in 2003, they placed Willis among the ten most influential cinematographers in history.

† 82, 05/18/2014

Yumi Ito(† 75)

Actress | Aichi Prefecture (JP)
† died 6 years ago

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† 75, 05/18/2016

Lucile Gleason(† 59)

Actress | Pasadena, California (US)
† died 75 years ago

Lucile Gleason was born on February 6, 1888 in Pasadena, California, USA as Lucile Webster. She is known for her work on The Clock (1945), Woman Unafraid (1934) and She's in the Army (1942). She was married to James Gleason. She died on May 18, 1947 in Brentwood, California.The first treasurer of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). She along with Alden Gay were the two women among the 21 founding members of SAG.

† 59, 05/18/1947
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