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Phyllis Davis(† 73)

Actress | Port Arthur, Texas (US)
† died 9 years ago

Phyllis Ann Davis (July 17, 1940 – September 27, 2013) was an American actress who appeared primarily on television. She co-starred on the 1978–1981 dramatic detective series Vega$ as Beatrice Travis, office manager and girl Friday for the show's main character, Las Vegas private detective Dan Tanna, played by Robert Urich.

† 73, 09/27/2013

Donald O'Connor(† 78)

Actor | Chicago, Illinois (US)
† died 19 years ago

Donald O’Connor (August 28, 1925 - September 27, 2003) was an American dancer, singer, and actor who came to fame in a series of movies in which he co-starred alternately with Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan, and Francis the Talking Mule. He is best known today for his role in Singin' in the Rain.

† 78, 09/27/2003

Herbert Lom(† 95)

Actor | Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
† died 10 years ago

Herbert Lom (born Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchačevič ze Schluderpacheru; 11 September 1917 – 27 September 2012) was a Czech-born British film and television actor who moved to the United Kingdom in 1939. In a career lasting more than 60 years, he appeared in character roles, often portraying criminals or villains early in his career and professional men in later years.Lom was noted for his precise, elegant enunciation of English. He is best known for his roles in The Ladykillers, The Pink Panther film series and the television series The Human Jungle.

† 95, 09/27/2012

Jay Robinson(† 83)

Actor | New York City, New York (US)
† died 9 years ago

Jay Robinson (April 14, 1930 – September 27, 2013) was an American actor specializing in character roles. He achieved his greatest fame playing Emperor Caligula in the film The Robe (1953) and its sequel Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954), and years later portraying the boss of the character played by Warren Beatty in Shampoo (1975).

† 83, 09/27/2013

Sally Menke(† 56)

Crew | Mineola (US)
† died 12 years ago

Sally JoAnne Menke (December 17, 1953 – September 27, 2010) was an American film editor, who worked in cinema and television. Over the span of her 30-year career in film, she accumulated more than 20 feature film credits. She had a long-time collaboration with director Quentin Tarantino, and edited all of his films until her death in 2010. Menke was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds. She also received three British Academy Film Award nominations for her work on Tarantino's Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds. She was nominated 25 times for several different awards, and won 12 in her thirty-year career.

† 56, 09/27/2010

Yuko Takeuchi(† 40)

Actress | Saitama (JP)
† died 2 years ago

Yūko Takeuchi (竹内 結子 Takeuchi Yūko, born April 1, 1980 in Saitama, Saitama, Japan) is a Japanese actress. She made her big break with NHK's Asadora television series Asuka and JT Green's commercial. She has gone on to star in many TV shows, movies, and commercials.

† 40, 09/27/2020

Clara Bow(† 60)

Actress | Brooklyn, New York City, New York (US)
† died 57 years ago

Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom during the silent film era of the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" in 1929. Her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film It brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl". Bow came to personify the Roaring Twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol. Bow appeared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including hits such as Mantrap (1926), It (1927), and Wings (1927). She was named first box-office draw in 1928 and 1929 and second box-office draw in 1927 and 1930. Her presence in a motion picture was said to have ensured investors, by odds of almost two-to-one, a "safe return". At the apex of her stardom, she received more than 45,000 fan letters in a single month (January 1929). Two years after marrying actor Rex Bell in 1931, Bow retired from acting and became a rancher in Nevada. Her final film, Hoop-La, was released in 1933. In September 1965, Bow died of a heart attack at the age of 60.

† 60, 09/27/1965

John Guillermin(† 89)

Crew | London, England (GB)
† died 7 years ago

John Guillermin (11 November 1925 – 27 September 2015) was a French-British film director, writer and producer who was most active in big budget, action adventure films throughout his lengthy career. His more well-known films include I Was Monty's Double (1958), Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959), Never Let Go (1960), Tarzan Goes to India (1962), Waltz of the Toreadors (1962), The Blue Max (1966), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), The Towering Inferno (1974), King Kong (1976), Death on the Nile (1978), Sheena (1984) and King Kong Lives (1986). In the 1980s he worked on much less prestigious projects, and his final films consisted of lower-budgeted theatrical releases and TV movies. According to one obituary, "Regardless of whether he was directing a light comedy, war epic or crime drama, Mr. Guillermin had a reputation as an intense, temperamental perfectionist, notorious for screaming at cast and crew alike. His domineering manner often alienated producers and actors...But Mr. Guillermin's impeccable eye and ability to capture both intimate moments and large-scale action scenes usually overcame that reputation."

† 89, 09/27/2015

Rob Garrison(† 59)

Actor | Wheeling, West Virginia (US)
† died 3 years ago

Robert Scott Garrison (January 23, 1960 – September 27, 2019) was an American actor known for his role as Tommy in the 1984 film The Karate Kid and the second season of its spinoff Cobra Kai. Garrison started his acting career in the 1970s and continued steadily over the 1980s and 1990s. He acted in Brubaker (1980), The Karate Kid (1984), The Karate Kid Part II (1986), and Iron Eagle (1986). He also had roles in the television shows Coach, St. Elsewhere, MacGyver, and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues.

† 59, 09/27/2019

Sarah Danielle Madison(† 40)

Actress | Wisconsin (US)
† died 8 years ago

Sarah Danielle Madison (September 6, 1974 – September 27, 2014), sometimes credited as Sarah Danielle Goldberg, was an American actress.

† 40, 09/27/2014

Ryutaro Otomo(† 73)

Actor | Yamaguchi (JP)
† died 37 years ago

Ryūtarō Ōtomo (大友柳太朗, Ōtomo Ryūtarō) (5 June 1912 – 27 September 1985) was a Japanese film and television actor most famous for his starring roles in jidaigeki. In 1936, he made his debut in movies with the film Aozura Roshi. He ended his life by leaping from the top of a building in 1985. His final appearance in the film was Tampopo directed by Juzo Itami in 1985.

† 73, 09/27/1985

Shawn Phelan(† 23)

Actor | Stoughton, Massachusetts (US)
† died 24 years ago

Shawn Michael Phelan (January 7, 1975 – September 27, 1998) was an American television and film actor.

† 23, 09/27/1998
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Hugh Hefner(† 91)

Actor | Chicago, Illinois (US)
† died 5 years ago

Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017) was an American magazine publisher. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, a publication with revealing photographs and articles which provoked charges of obscenity. The first issue of Playboy was published in 1953, featuring Marilyn Monroe in a nude calendar shoot; it sold over 50,000 copies. Hefner extended the Playboy brand into a world network of Playboy Clubs. He also resided in luxury mansions where Playboy playmates shared his wild partying life, fueling keen media interest. He was a political activist in the Democratic Party and for the causes of First Amendment rights, animal rescue, and the restoration of the Hollywood Sign.

† 91, 09/27/2017

Mark Frechette(† 27)

Actor | Boston, Massachusetts (US)
† died 47 years ago

Mark Frechette (December 4, 1947 – September 27, 1975) was an American-Canadian film actor. He is best known for playing the lead role in the 1970 film Zabriskie Point, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, in which he was cast despite his lack of acting experience. Frechette appeared in two other Italian films. He also became an active member of Mel Lyman's commune. Three years later, Frechette was arrested following an attempted bank robbery; he died in prison two years after his arrest.

† 27, 09/27/1975

Robert Montgomery(† 77)

Actor | Fishkill Landing [now Beacon], New York (US)
† died 41 years ago

Robert Montgomery (born Henry Montgomery Jr.; May 21, 1904 – September 27, 1981) was an American actor, director, and producer. He began his acting career on the stage, but was soon hired by MGM. Initially assigned roles in comedies, he soon proved he was able to handle dramatic ones as well. He appeared in a wide variety of roles, such as a weak-willed prisoner in The Big House (1930), an Irish handyman in Night Must Fall (1937), and a boxer mistakenly sent to Heaven in Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941). The last two earned him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor. During World War II, he drove ambulances in France until the Dunkirk evacuation. When the United States entered the war on December 8, 1941, he enlisted in the Navy, and was present at the invasion at Normandy. After the war, he returned to Hollywood, where he worked in both films and, later, in television. He was also the father of actress Elizabeth Montgomery.

† 77, 09/27/1981

Lloyd Nolan(† 83)

Actor | San Francisco, California (US)
† died 37 years ago

Lloyd Benedict Nolan (August 11, 1902 – September 27, 1985) was an American film and television actor. Among his many roles, Nolan is remembered for originating the role of private investigator Michael Shayne in a series of 1940s B movies.

† 83, 09/27/1985

Egor Klinaev(† 18)

Actor | Moscow (RU)
† died 5 years ago

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† 18, 09/27/2017

Akiko Kazami(† 95)

Actress | Tomioka, Gunma (JP)
† died 6 years ago

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† 95, 09/27/2016

Nihat Nikerel(† 59)

† died 13 years ago

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† 59, 09/27/2009

Bruni Löbel(† 85)

Actress | Chemnitz, Saxony (DE)
† died 16 years ago

Bruni Löbel (born Brunhilde Melitta Löbel; 20 December 1920 – 27 September 2006) was a German stage, film and television actress. She was married to the composer Gerhard Bronner and the actor Holger Hagen. Löbel appeared in a number of television serials, including Timm Thaler, Storm of Love and Forsthaus Falkenau.

† 85, 09/27/2006

Ben Carruthers(† 47)

Actor | Illinois, United States (US)
† died 39 years ago

Benito F. Carruthers (August 14, 1936 in Illinois, USA – September 27, 1983 in Los Angeles, California) was an American film actor, most notable for his role in John Cassavetes' debut feature film Shadows (1959). His other films included A High Wind in Jamaica (1965), Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen (1967) as Glenn Gilpin, Fearless Frank (1967), To Grab the Ring (1968), The Lost Continent (1968), Riot (1969) as the unpredictable and psychotic Joe Surefoot, Man in the Wilderness (1971), and Universal Soldier (1971).

† 47, 09/27/1983

David Croft(† 89)

Crew | Sandbanks (GB)
† died 11 years ago

Major David John Croft, (born David John Andrew Sharland; 7 September 1922 – 27 September 2011) was an English television comedy screenwriter, producer and director. He produced and wrote a string of BBC sitcoms with partners Jimmy Perry and Jeremy Lloyd, including Dad's Army, Are You Being Served?, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Hi-de-Hi! and 'Allo 'Allo!

† 89, 09/27/2011

Fritz Manes(† 79)

Crew | Oakland, California (US)
† died 11 years ago

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† 79, 09/27/2011

Cliff Burton(† 24)

Actor | Castro Valley (US)
† died 36 years ago

Clifford Lee Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician who was the bassist for heavy metal band Metallica from 1982 until his death in 1986. He performed on Kill 'Em All (1983), Ride the Lightning (1984), and Master of Puppets (1986), the band's first three studio albums. Burton also received a posthumous writing credit on ...And Justice for All (1988) for the song "To Live Is to Die". While touring in 1986 to support Master of Puppets, Burton died following a bus crash in Sweden. Regarded as a prominent musical influence, he placed ninth in a 2011 reader poll from Rolling Stone recognizing the greatest bassists of all time. He was posthumously inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Metallica in 2009.

† 24, 09/27/1986

Terrell Stapp(† 86)

Crew | Henderson, Kentucky (US)
† died 43 years ago

In 1935 Corydon, KY native Terrell E. Stapp was in Hollywood working with the Walt Disney studio, where he had recently completed work on the cartoon "Mickey Mouse's Band Concert," according to a March 3, 1935, article in The Gleaner. Stapp won Oscars for The Country Cousin in 1936 and for The Old Mill in 1939, and worked on such Disney classics as Snow White, Fantasia, Pinocchio, Ave Maria, Night on Bald Mountain and

† 86, 09/27/1979

Kevin Burns(† 65)

Crew | Schenectady, New York (US)
† died 2 years ago

Kevin Burns (June 18, 1955 – September 27, 2020), was an American television and film producer, director, and screenwriter. His work can be seen on A&E, National Geographic Channel, E!, Animal Planet, AMC, Bravo, WE tv, Travel Channel, Lifetime, and The History Channel. Burns created and executive-produced more than 800 hours of television programming.

† 65, 09/27/2020

Tuncel Kurtiz(† 77)

Actor | Bilecik (TR)
† died 9 years ago

Tuncel Tayanç Kurtiz (1 February 1936 – 27 September 2013) was a Turkish theatre, movie and TV series actor, playwright, and film director Since 1964, he acted in more than 70 movies, including many international productions.Since 1958, Kurtiz performed on many stages in Istanbul, in state and private theatres. He was also on the stage at Gothenburg City Theatre, Stockholm Royal Theatre and Swedish Theatre in Sweden, Schaubühne Berlin, Frankfurt City Theatre and Hamburg City Theatre in Germany and at Peter Brook Shakespeare Royal Theatre in England. Kurtiz directed plays for the German-Turkish theatre project "Türkisches Ensemble" in the late 1970s.During his university years and later the military service period, he became friends with the renowned film director Yılmaz Güney. They made a number of films together. Their 1970 film Umut was prohibited to leave Turkey, but was shown in Cannes Film Festival by a smuggled copy.His first film role was in Şeytanın Uşakları, shot in 1964. Since then, Tuncel Kurtiz played also in many international productions like Swedish, German, Dutch, Italian, French, British, Israel and Indian films and TV series, mostly in the original language.

† 77, 09/27/2013

Tony Swartz(† 73)

Actor | Iowa (US)
† died 6 years ago

Tony Swartz (born September 24, 1943 in Iowa as Russell Anthony Swartz; died September 27, 2016 in Missouri) was an American actor whose roles include Flight Sergeant Jolly on the original Battlestar Galactica television series. Swartz appeared in episodes of The Golden Girls, Kojak and The Invisible Man television series, as well as in a number of television movies. In 1978, he was cast in Battlestar Galactica, as Flight Sergeant Jolly, the loyal Colonial Warrior and pilot, who was a close friend to Lieutenant Boomer. Swartz worked on a number of documentary and promotional films. In addition to acting, his roles in television and film production included working as a location scout, and as a driver. Married to Helen Blume, his daughter is Kathryn Swartz.

† 73, 09/27/2016

Margot Mahler(† 52)

Actress | Straubing
† died 25 years ago

Margot Mahler (1948–1997) was a German film and television actress. She appeared in a number of sex comedies during the 1970s.

† 52, 09/27/1997

Bruce Seton(† 60)

Actor | Simla, Punjab (IN)
† died 53 years ago

Sir Bruce Lovat Seton, 11th Baronet (29 May 1909 – 28 September 1969) was a British actor and soldier. He is best remembered for his eponymous lead role in Fabian of the Yard.

† 60, 09/27/1969
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