† People: People who died on this day(Thu., 02/29)

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Jerome Lawrence(† 88)

Crew | Cleveland (US)
† died 20 years ago

Jerome Lawrence (born Jerome Lawrence Schwartz; July 14, 1915 – February 29, 2004) was an American playwright and author. After graduating from the Ohio State University in 1937 and the University of California, Los Angeles in 1939, Lawrence partnered with Robert Edwin Lee to help create Armed Forces Radio while serving together in the U.S. Army during World War II. The two built a partnership over their lifetimes, and continued to collaborate on screenplays and musicals until Lee's death in 1994. Lawrence and Lee won acclaim for the 1955 play Inherit the Wind, based on the Scopes trial. Lawrence describes their plays as "shar[ing] the theme of the dignity of every individual mind, and that mind's life-long battle against limitation and censorship". The two deliberately avoided Broadway later in their careers and formed the American Playwrights Theater in 1963 to help promote their plays. After Lee's death, Lawrence continued to write plays in his Malibu, California, home. He died in Malibu on February 29, 2004, from complications of a stroke.

† 88, 02/29/2004

Frank Albertson(† 55)

Actor | Fergus Falls, Minnesota (US)
† died 60 years ago

Francis Healey Albertson (February 2, 1909 – February 29, 1964) was an American actor who had supporting roles in films such as It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and Psycho (1960).

† 55, 02/29/1964

Dieter Laser(† 78)

Actor | Kiel (DE)
† died 4 years ago

Klaus Dieter Laser (17 February 1942 – 29 February 2020) was a German actor. Laser's career spanned over five decades, appearing in both German and English-language productions. He achieved recognition for his lead role in the 2009 film The Human Centipede (First Sequence) and also starred in the third entry in 2015. On television, he had a recurring role on Lexx from 1998 to 2000.

† 78, 02/29/2020

Dennis Chinnery(† 84)

Actor | Essex (GB)
† died 12 years ago

Dennis Chinnery (14 May 1927 – 29 February 2012) was a British actor, noted for his performances in television. Following National service in the navy, he studied acting at RADA, graduating in 1949. His theatre work included appearances at the Old Vic. His TV credits include: Hancock's Half Hour, Dixon of Dock Green, Z-Cars, Softly, Softly, The Saint, The Avengers, The Prisoner, The Champions, Public Eye, Special Branch, Oh Brother!, The Laughter of a Fool, Thriller and Survivors. He also appeared in three Doctor Who serials - The Chase, Genesis of the Daleks and The Twin Dilemma. The character Dr Chinnery in The League of Gentlemen was named after him.He was born at Romford, Essex, to Arthur F Chinnery and his wife Dorothy (née Mills). Chinnery was also an artist and painter.

† 84, 02/29/2012

Josefin Nilsson(† 46)

Actress | Alvare, Gotland (SE)
† died 8 years ago

Josefin Nilsson was a Swedish singer and actress.

† 46, 02/29/2016

Wenn V. Deramas(† 47)

Crew | Manila, Metro Manila (PH)
† died 8 years ago

Edwin "Wenn" V. Deramas is a Filipino Film director, scriptwriter, screenwriter. Deramas worked as a production assistant for the TV show "Tatak Pilipino". He also worked as a writer for the show "Teysi ng Tahanan" and was promoted as an executive producer of "Calvento Files". Since then, Deramas had been directing different soap operas such as "Mula sa Puso" (original and remake) and films such as the "Ang Tanging Ina" series and several blockbuster movies of comedian Vice Ganda.

† 47, 02/29/2016

Bobby Connolly(† 46)

Crew | New York City, New York (US)
† died 80 years ago

William Harold "Bobby" Connolly (July 4, 1897 – February 29, 1944) was an American choreographer and director, first for Broadway musicals and then for films. Connolly was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Dance Direction, for his work on the films Go Into Your Dance (1935) and Broadway Hostess (1935) (a single nomination for work on two films), Cain and Mabel (1936), and Ready, Willing and Able (1937). Other film credits included dance director for Flirtation Walk (1934), The Patient in Room 18 (film) (1938), The Wizard of Oz (1939) and For Me and My Gal (1942). His Broadway choreography credits included The Desert Song (1926), Good News (1927), Funny Face (1927), The New Moon (1928), Follow Thru (1929), Show Girl (1929), Flying High (1930), Ziegfeld Follies of 1931 and 1934, and Take a Chance (1932), among others.

† 46, 02/29/1944

Lee Reherman(† 49)

Actor | Louisville, Kentucky (US)
† died 8 years ago

Lee Reherman (July 4, 1966 – March 1, 2016) was an American actor, appearing in television and film and hosting television reality shows.

† 49, 02/29/2016

Gayne Rescher(† 83)

Crew | New York City, New York (US)
† died 16 years ago

Jay Gayne Rescher, A.S.C., (December 19, 1924 – February 29, 2008) was an American cinematographer.

† 83, 02/29/2008

Dana Broccoli(† 82)

Actress | New York City / NYC (US)
† died 20 years ago

Dana Broccoli (née Natol, formerly Wilson; January 3, 1922 – February 29, 2004) was an American actress.

† 82, 02/29/2004

Davy Jones(† 66)

Actor | Openshaw, Manchester (GB)
† died 12 years ago

David Thomas Jones (30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012) was an English actor and singer. Best known as a member of the band The Monkees and a co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966–1968), Jones was considered a teen idol. Aside from his work on The Monkees TV show, Jones's acting credits include a Tony-nominated performance as the Artful Dodger in the original London and Broadway productions of Oliver! and a guest-starring role in a hallmark episode of The Brady Bunch television show and a later reprised parody film.

† 66, 02/29/2012

La Lupe(† 52)

Actress | Santiago de Cuba (CU)
† died 32 years ago

Guadalupe Victoria Yolí Raymond (23 December 1939 – 29 February 1992), better known as La Lupe, was a Cuban singer of boleros, guarachas and Latin soul, known for her energetic, sometimes controversial performances. Following the release of her first album in 1961, La Lupe moved from Havana to New York and signed with Tico Records, which marked the beginning of a prolific and successful career in the 1960s and 1970s. She retired in the 1980s due to religious reasons.

† 52, 02/29/1992
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Meyer Dolinsky(† 60)

Crew | Chicago, Illinois (US)
† died 40 years ago

Meyer Dolinsky (October 13, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois – February 29, 1984 in Los Angeles, California), aka Mike Dolinsky (sometimes credited as "Michael Adams" or "Mike Adams"), was an American screenwriter. Before transitioning to the screen, he wrote radio scripts.

† 60, 02/29/1984

Marc Cavell(† 64)

Actor | New York City / NYC (US)
† died 20 years ago

Marc Edward Cavell (June 28, 1939 – February 29, 2004) was an American actor. He performed in eighteen films from 1952 to 1974. Television guest-credits include Peter Gunn, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Gunsmoke and The Twilight Zone.

† 64, 02/29/2004

Erwin Kohlund(† 76)

Actor | Dortmund (DE)
† died 32 years ago

Erwin Kohlund (1915–1992) was a German actor.

† 76, 02/29/1992

Sergio Corrieri(† 68)

Actor | Havana (CU)
† died 16 years ago

Sergio Corrieri (3 March 1939 – 29 February 2008) was a Cuban actor. He won the award for Best Actor at the 8th Moscow International Film Festival for his role in The Man from Maisinicu. Corrieri was centrally involved with the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) from its foundation in 1959. He was also a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1980, and was made head of culture within the Central Committee in 1987. From 1976 he was also and a deputy to the National Assembly of People's Power, and a member of the Council of State in 1998–2003. Corrieri was president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) from 1990 until his death.

† 68, 02/29/2008

Josef Swickard(† 73)

Actor | Koblenz (DE)
† died 84 years ago

Josef Swickard (26 June 1866 – 1 March 1940) was a Prussian-born veteran stage and screen character actor, who had toured with stock companies in Europe, South Africa, and South America.

† 73, 02/29/1940

Sheldon Moldoff(† 91)

Crew | New York City, New York (US)
† died 12 years ago

Sheldon "Shelly" Moldoff (1920-2012) was one of the great, uncredited illustrators during the so-called Golden Age of comics (1940s). He got his start in the comic industry more than 60 years ago drawing "believe it or not" filler items. In the 1940s, he drew such strips as Hawkman, Kid Eternity and The Black Pirate. He also drew covers for the first appearances of Green Lantern and The Flash.But Moldoff is best known for a 14-year run with Batman from 1953 to 1967. He drew some of the goofiest but most beloved Batman episodes ever, including Zebra Batman and the Merman Batman. He co-created the Batman supervillains Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, the second Clayface, and Bat-Mite, as well as the original heroes Bat-Girl, Batwoman, and Ace the Bat-Hound. Moldoff is the sole creator of the Black Pirate.

† 91, 02/29/2012

Tore Lindwall(† 79)

Actor | Alnö, Västernorrlands län (SE)
† died 44 years ago

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† 79, 02/29/1980

Ludwik Starski(† 80)

Crew | Warszawa (PL)
† died 40 years ago

Ludwik Starski (born Ludwik Kałuszyner, 1 March 1903 in Łódź – died 29 February 1984 in Warsaw) was a Polish Jewish lyricist, sound engineer and screenwriter of the twentieth century. He was the father of the set designer Allan Starski, who often worked with movie director Andrzej Wajda and received the Academy Award for "Best Set Design" for Schindler's List in 1994. Ludwik worked with Eugeniusz Bodo, Władysław Szpilman and with Tadeusz Sygietyński. Before the Second World War he was a journalist with the newspaper Express Wieczorny Ilustrowany (The Evening Express). He was also a lyricist of songs for cabarets, cafés and theater, including theater Qui Pro Quo, Gong, Morskie Oko, Perskie Oko, in Warsaw. Some of his songs were performed by singer Irena Santor to the music of composer Władysław Szpilman. Starski worked with singer actor Eugeniusz Bodo (whom he met at Qui Pro Quo) and wrote lyrics to some of his hit songs including Sex Appeal. Between 1934 and 1978, he wrote a score of films for which he was also an engineer. He married Maria Bargielska (1911–1986); they had one son, Allan Starski, who became an Academy Award winning production designer and set decorator. Ludwik Starski was the brother of journalist and writer Adam Ochocki.

† 80, 02/29/1984

Karel Noll(† 47)

Actor | Havlíčkův Brod (CZ)
† died 96 years ago

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† 47, 02/29/1928

Ada Colangeli(† 78)

Actress | Rome (IT)
† died 32 years ago

Ada Colangeli (5 March 1913 – 29 February 1992) was an Italian character actress.

† 78, 02/29/1992

Dennis Danell(† 38)

Actor | Seattle (US)
† died 24 years ago

Dennis Eric Danell (June 24, 1961 – February 29, 2000) was an American musician, guitarist and co-founding member of the Southern California punk rock band Social Distortion.

Known for: Du-beat-e-o
† 38, 02/29/2000

Woody Farmer(† 76)

† died 12 years ago

Woody Farmer (December 25, 1935 - February 29, 2012) was an American professional wrestler and actor.

† 76, 02/29/2012

Sidney Harmon(† 80)

Crew | Poughkeepsie, New York (US)
† died 36 years ago

Sidney Harmon (April 30, 1907 – February 29, 1988) was a movie producer and screenwriter. Harmon was nominated for the 1942 Academy Award for Best Story for the movie The Talk of the Town. He began his career working as a writer for radio and the theater during the 1930s. Harmon produced Sidney Kingsley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Men In White.

† 80, 02/29/1988

Gérard Lorin(† 73)

Actor | Paris (FR)
† died 24 years ago

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† 02/29/2000

Ken Strickfaden(† 87)

Crew | Anaconda (US)
† died 40 years ago

Kenneth Strickfaden (May 23, 1896 – February 29, 1984) was an electrician, film set designer, and electrical special effects creator. Beginning with his effects on Frankenstein (1931) he became Hollywood's preeminent electrical special effects expert. He created the science fiction apparatus in more than 100 motion picture films and television programs, from the Frankenstein films to The Wizard of Oz and The Mask of Fu Manchu to television's The Munsters, and his final work, Young Frankenstein (1974).

† 87, 02/29/1984

Václav Binovec(† 83)

Crew | Prague (CZ)
† died 48 years ago

Václav Binovec (12 September 1892 – 29 February 1976, in Prague) was a Czech film director, screenwriter, and occasional actor. He was often referred to under the pseudonyms of Willy Bronx or W. Bronx, and also V. Vabin.Binovec set up the film company Wetebfilm in 1918, and began a career as a film director, launching the careers of actors such as Suzanne Marwille, Alois Sedláček and Jan W. Speerger. Among his notable earlier films are Krasavice Káťa (1919), For the Freedom of the Nation (Za svobodu národa) and Plameny života (1920) and Sivooký démon, Černí myslivci and Poslední radost (all 1921). Subdued by the economic crisis in Czechoslovakia, Binovec commenced film production in Berlin in 1924, where he also launched a film rental business from 1926 until 1931. He was appointed the chairman of the Czechoslovak Film Union from 1933 until 1939, and held various other prominent positions in Czech film organizations. Many of his films of the 1930s were sentimental comedies or melodramas such as Pepina Rejholcová (1932), Žena, která ví, co chce (1934) and Polibek ve sněhu, and many of them were adaptions of literary works, such as František Langer's Jízdní hlídka (The Riding Patrol) (1936), the drama Poručík Alexandr Rjepkin (Lieutenant Alexander Rjepkin) (1937) and Jan Drda's novel Městečko na dlani (The Town on the Palm) (1942). During World War II, Binovec conspired with the Nazis to arrest Karel Hašler, and after the end of World War II he was imprisoned for three years and stripped of his filmmaking rights. Only in later years did he work at the Czechoslovak Film Institute, before dying in Prague in 1976. Today he is considered to be one of the pioneers of the Czech film industry.

† 83, 02/29/1976

Gilbert R. Hill(† 84)

Actor | Birmingham, Alabama (US)
† died 8 years ago

Gilbert R. Hill was born on November 6, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as Gilbert Roland Hill. He was an American politician, police officer and actor, who was the President of the Detroit City Council. As an actor, he was known for Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), and Beverly Hills Cop III (1994). He was married to Delores Hooks. He died on February 29, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

† 84, 02/29/2016

Louise Rennison(† 64)

Crew | Leeds (GB)
† died 8 years ago

Louise Rennison (11 October 1951 – 29 February 2016) was an English author and comedian who wrote the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series for teenage girls. The series records the exploits of a teenage girl, Georgia Nicolson, and her best friends, the Ace Gang. Her first and second novels, Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging and It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers were portrayed in a film adaptation called Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. She also wrote a series of books about Georgia's younger cousin, The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey. Her one-woman live show Stevie Wonder Felt My Face won acclaim in the 1980s; her other shows were Bob Marley's Gardener Sold My Friend and Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head.

† 64, 02/29/2016
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