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Viktors Lorencs(† 64)

Crew | Riga, Latvia
† died 28 years ago

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† 64, 01/26/1992

Leo Genn(† 72)

Actor | London, England, UK
† died 42 years ago

Leopold John "Leo" Genn (9 August 1905 – 26 January 1978) was an English actor and barrister. He is perhaps best known for his role as Petronius in the 1951 film Quo Vadis, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination.

† 72, 01/26/1978

Ian Abercrombie(† 75)

Actor | Grays, Essex, England, UK
† died 8 years ago

Ian Abercrombie (11 September 1934 – 26 January 2012) was an English actor and comedian long based in the United States, best known for playing the eccentric Justin Pitt on Seinfeld. He played Alfred Pennyworth on Birds of Prey, Justin Pitt (Elaine Benes's boss) during the sixth season of Seinfeld, Rupert Cavanaugh (Ian Hainsworth's butler) in Desperate Housewives, Professor Crumbs in Wizards of Waverly Place, and Palpatine in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

† 75, 01/26/2012

Barbara Hale(† 94)

Actress | DeKalb, Illinois, USA
† died 3 years ago

Barbara Hale is an American actress best known for her role as legal secretary Della Street on more than 250 episodes of the long-running Perry Mason television series and later reprising the role in 30 made-for-TV movies. Hale was born in DeKalb, Illinois, to Luther Ezra Hale, a landscape gardener, and his wife, Wilma Colvin. She is of Scots-Irish ancestry. Hale graduated from high school in Rockford, Illinois, then attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, planning to become an artist. Her performing career began in Chicago when she started modeling to pay for her education. She moved to Hollywood in 1943, and made her first screen appearances playing small parts (often uncredited). Hale was under contract to RKO Radio Pictures through the late 1940s. She appeared in Higher and Higher (1943) with Frank Sinatra; played leading lady to Robert Mitchum in West of the Pecos (1945); enjoyed top billing in both Lady Luck (1946) opposite Robert Young and The Window (1949) with Arthur Kennedy; and co-starred in Jolson Sings Again (1949), with Larry Parks playing Al Jolson and Hale as Jolson's wife, Ellen Clark. She played the top-billed title role in Lorna Doone (1951) and portrayed Julia Hancock in The Far Horizons (1955) with Fred MacMurray and Charlton Heston. Her flourishing movie career more or less ended when Hale accepted her best known role, Della Street, secretary to attorney Perry Mason, in the TV series with Raymond Burr. The show ran from 1957 to 1966, and she reprised the role in several television movies. Her last performance to date was in 2000 at age 78. In 1967 she guest starred on the ABC series Custer. Hale also had a featured role in the 1970 ensemble film Airport, playing the wife of a jetliner pilot (Dean Martin).

† 94, 01/26/2017

Margaret Hayes(† 60)

Actress
† died 43 years ago

Margaret Hayes (born Florette Regina Ottenheimer; December 5, 1916 – January 26, 1977) was an American film, stage, and television actress.

† 60, 01/26/1977

Giannis Fermis(† 77)

Actor | Smyrne, Turkey
† died 21 years ago

- No description / details available yet. -

† 77, 01/26/1999

Ronnie Raymond(† 68)

Actor
† died 5 years ago

- No description / details available yet. -

† 68, 01/26/2015

Dodo Abashidze(† 65)

Actor
† died 30 years ago

David "Dodo" Abashidze (Georgian: დავით [დოდო] აბაშიძე; Russian: Дави́д Ива́нович Абаши́дзе; 1 May 1924 – 26 January 1990) was a Soviet Georgian film actor and director. He appeared in 50 films between 1954 and 1988.

† 65, 01/26/1990

C.J. Williams(† 87)

Crew
† died 75 years ago

- No description / details available yet. -

† 01/26/1945

Betty Lou Henson(† 52)

Actress | Hamtramck, Michigan, USA
† died 17 years ago

- No description / details available yet. -

† 52, 01/26/2003

Richard Francoeur(† 76)

Actor | Paris, France
† died 49 years ago

- No description / details available yet. -

† 76, 01/26/1971

Dimitra Arliss(† 79)

Actress | Lorain, Ohio, USA
† died 8 years ago

Dimitra Arliss (October 23, 1932 – January 26, 2012), sometimes credited as Dimitra Arlys, was an American actress. Of Greek descent, she was born in Lorain, Ohio, on October 23, 1932. Her acting career began at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. She first gained attention after appearing in Arthur L. Kopit's Broadway play Indians in the 1960s in which she played a Native American character who spoke with an Italian accent. She went on to appear in multiple stage, television and film productions, including the 1973 classic The Sting.

† 79, 01/26/2012
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Ethelreda Leopold(† 83)

Actress | Chicago - Illinois - USA
† died 22 years ago

Ethelreda Leopold was born on July 2, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was an actress, known for In the Sweet Pie and Pie (1941), G.I. Wanna Home (1946) and Hot Paprika (1935). She was married to Joseph Pine. She died on January 26, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

† 83, 01/26/1998

Igor Dmitriev(† 80)

Actor
† died 12 years ago

- No description / details available yet. -

 
† 80, 01/26/2008

August Everding(† 70)

Crew | Bottrop,Germany
† died 21 years ago

August Everding (German pronunciation: [ˈaʊɡʊst ˈʔeːvɐdɪŋ]; 31 October 1928; Bottrop, Germany – 26 January 1999; Munich) was a German opera director and administrator. He studied at the Universities of Bonn and Munich, where launching his career in the 1950s. He was a member of the Roman Catholic fraternity Katholischer Studentenverein Arminia Bonn. From 1968 onwards he worked as a director in Hamburg, before moving back to Munich in 1977 to become the General Intendant of the Bayerische Staatsoper. In the following years he also directed in Bayreuth, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Zurich Opera, In 1988 the Prinzregententheater was renovated under his patronage and could be reopened as theatre and opera house. It also houses the Bavarian Theatre Academy. His productions were seen in all the major international houses: Vienna State Opera, Salzburg Festival. the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, La Scala, Milan, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera New York City, San Francisco Opera, Victoria State Opera, and Opera Australia. In the 1980s and 1990s he interviewed a great many famous opera singers on German television, including Hans Hotter, Carlo Bergonzi, Otto Edelmann, Anja Silja, Astrid Varnay, Ingeborg Hallstein, Gundula Janowitz, Karl Ridderbusch, Birgit Nilsson, Irmgard Seefried, Martha Mödl, Gustav Neidlinger, Hans Hopf, Hans Sotin, Franz Crass and Josef Greindl. Many of these interviews can now be viewed on YouTube, in German.

† 70, 01/26/1999

Bert Moorhouse(† 59)

Actor | Chicago, Illinois, USA
† died 66 years ago

Bert Moorhouse was born on November 20, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Herbert Green Moorhouse. He was an actor, known for Rough Ridin' Red (1928), Hey Rube! (1928) and The Woman I Love (1929). He was married to Mary. He died on January 26, 1954 in Hollywood, California, USA.

† 59, 01/26/1954

Edward G. Robinson(† 79)

Actor | Bucharest, Romania
† died 47 years ago

Edward G. Robinson (born Emanuel Goldenberg; Yiddish: ײמאַנועל גאָלדענבערג‎; December 12, 1893 – January 26, 1973) was a Romanian American actor of stage and screen during Hollywood's Golden Age. He appeared in 40 Broadway plays and more than 100 films during a 50-year career and is best remembered for his tough-guy roles as gangsters in such films as Little Caesar and Key Largo. During the 1930s and 1940s, he was an outspoken public critic of fascism and Nazism, which were growing in strength in Europe leading up to World War II. His activism included contributing over $250,000 to more than 850 organizations involved in war relief, along with cultural, educational and religious groups. During the 1950s, he was called to testify at the House Un-American Activities Committee during the Red Scare, but was cleared of any Communist involvement. Robinson's roles included an insurance investigator in the film noir Double Indemnity, Dathan (adversary of Moses) in The Ten Commandments, and his final performance in the science-fiction story Soylent Green. Robinson received an Honorary Academy Award for his work in the film industry, which was awarded two months after he died in 1973. He is ranked number 24 in the American Film Institute's list of the 25 greatest male stars of Classic American cinema.

† 79, 01/26/1973

Abe Vigoda(† 94)

Actor | New York City, New York, USA
† died 4 years ago

Tall, dour-faced and slouch-shouldered character actor Abe Vigoda proved himself in both gritty dramatic roles, and as an actor with wonderful comedic timing. Vigoda was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Lena (Moses) and Samuel Vigoda, both Russian Jewish immigrants. His father was a tailor on the Lower East Side. He made his first stage appearance at the age of 17 and plodded away in small theater shows for over 20 years. For the majority of film-goers, Vigoda first came to prominence in The Godfather (1972) as the double-crossing Tessio, pleading with Robert Duvall to get him off the hook "for old times' sake." He also appeared in its sequel. Vigoda had roles in a few nondescript TV films before landing the plum part of Sgt. Phil Fish on the brilliant sitcom Barney Miller (1974). Perhaps his best known role, Sgt. Fish proved popular enough to be spun off to his own (short-lived) series Fish (1977). With his long face and unusual looks, Vigoda remained in high demand in mafioso-type roles, and for a while in the mid-1980s, he was mistakenly believed to have been dead, leading producers to remark, "I need an Abe Vigoda type actor," not realizing Vigoda was still alive and well. The 1990s and beyond became busy again for him, with appearances in North (1994), The Misery Brothers (1995), A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998), and Crime Spree (2003). He continued acting into his 90s, surprising audiences with his entertaining style. Abe Vigoda died in his sleep on January 26, 2016 in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

† 94, 01/26/2016

Kullervo Kalske(† 64)

Actor | Lahti, Finland
† died 43 years ago

- No description / details available yet. -

† 64, 01/26/1977

Félix Máriássy(† 55)

Crew
† died 45 years ago

Félix Máriássy (1919–1975) was a Hungarian film editor and director.

† 55, 01/26/1975

Mihajlo 'Bata' Paskaljević(† 81)

Actor
† died 16 years ago

Mihajlo "Bata" Paskaljević (Serbian Cyrillic: Михајло "Бата" Паскаљевић; January 14, 1923 in Požarevac, Serbia, Kingdom of Yugoslavia – January 26, 2004 in Belgrade, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro) was a Serbian stage, film, and television actor, permanent member of the Belgrade Drama Theatre since 1950. He spent his childhood and youth years in Kruševac. Most of his stage and film career were comic roles. His first dramatic role was that of the father of a protagonist Olgica in the 1987 film Reflections by Goran Marković, for which he received the award for the best male supporting role at Niš Film Festival.

† 81, 01/26/2004

José Ferrer(† 80)

Actor | Santurce, Puerto Rico
† died 28 years ago

José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1912 – January 26, 1992), known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor and theatre and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican-born actor, as well as the first Hispanic actor, to win an Academy Award (in 1950 for Cyrano de Bergerac). In 1947, Ferrer won the Tony Award for his theatrical performance of Cyrano de Bergerac, and in 1952, he won the Distinguished Dramatic Actor Award for The Shrike, and also the Outstanding Director Award for directing the plays The Shrike, The Fourposter, and Stalag 17. Ferrer's contributions to American theatre were recognized in 1981, when he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. In 1985, he received the National Medal of Arts from Ronald Reagan, becoming the first actor to receive that honor.

† 80, 01/26/1992

Mollie Maureen(† 82)

Actress | Ireland
† died 33 years ago

Mollie Maureen (16 August 1904 – 26 January 1987) was an Irish actress who worked mainly in Britain.

† 82, 01/26/1987

Renato Consorte(† 84)

Actor | São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
† died 11 years ago

- No description / details available yet. -

† 84, 01/26/2009

Mike Connors(† 91)

Actor | Fresno, California, USA
† died 3 years ago

Krekor Ohanian (Armenian: Քրէկոր Օհանեան; August 15, 1925 – January 26, 2017), known professionally as Mike Connors, was an American actor best known for playing private detective Joe Mannix in the CBS television series Mannix from 1967–1975, a role which earned him a Golden Globe Award in 1970, the first of six straight nominations, as well as four consecutive Emmy nominations from 1970–1973. He starred in the short-lived series Tightrope! (1959–1960) and Today's FBI (1981–1982). Connors' acting career spanned six decades. In addition to his work on television, he appeared in numerous films, including Sudden Fear (1952), Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965), Stagecoach (1966), Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966), and Too Scared to Scream (1985), which he also produced.

† 91, 01/26/2017

Gerda Neumann(† 31)

Actress
† died 73 years ago

Gerda Neumann (14 December 1915 – 26 January 1947) was a Danish film actress. She appeared in nine films between 1936 and 1947. She was born in Copenhagen and died in the 1947 KLM Douglas DC-3 Copenhagen airplane crash in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 
† 31, 01/26/1947

Gummadi(† 81)

Actor | West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India
† died 10 years ago

Gummadi Venkateswara Rao widely known as Gummadi, was an Indian film actor and producer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema and a few Tamil films. Known as a character actor, Gummadi starred in around five hundred feature films. He received critical reception for his works in Thodu Dongalu (1954) and Mahamantri Timmarusu (1962), for which he has received the erstwhile Rashtrapati Award. Gummadi was an official member of the Indian delegation from South India to the Tashkent Film Festival in 1978 and 1982. Gummadi served as a jury member thrice for the 28th, 33rd, and 39th National Film Awards. He served twice on the state Nandi Awards Committee. In 1977, he was awarded India's fourth-highest civilian honor Padma Shri for his contributions to Indian cinema.

† 81, 01/26/2010

Paul Martin(† 67)

Crew
† died 53 years ago

- No description / details available yet. -

† 67, 01/26/1967

María Mercader(† 92)

Actress | Barcellona, Spagna
† died 9 years ago

María de la Asunción Mercader Fordada (Spanish: [maˈɾi.a meɾkaˈðeɾ]; 6 March 1918 – 26 January 2011) was a Spanish film actress who appeared in 40 films between 1923 and 1992. She was the second wife of film director Vittorio De Sica. Her half-brother was Ramón Mercader, the murderer of Leon Trotsky in 1940, in Mexico.

† 92, 01/26/2011

Cecil Roy(† 94)

Actress | St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
† died 25 years ago

Cecil H. Roy (October 2, 1900 – January 26, 1995) was a radio actress who was well known in radio broadcasting of the 1930s and 1940s as The Girl of a Thousand Voices.

† 94, 01/26/1995
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