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Roger Moore(† 89)

Actor | Stockwell, London, England, UK
† died 2 years ago

Sir Roger George Moore (14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films from 1973 to 1985, beginning with Live and Let Die. He was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for services to charity. In 2007, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television and film. In 2008, the French government appointed him a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

† 89, 05/23/2017

Barbara Rudnik(† 50)

Actress | Wehbach an der Sieg, Germany
† died 10 years ago

Barbara Rudnik (27 July 1958 – 23 May 2009) was a German actress.

† 50, 05/23/2009

Sterling Hayden(† 70)

Actor | Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA
† died 33 years ago

Sterling Walter Hayden, born Sterling Relyea Walter, was an American actor and author. He didn't really harbor any aspirations of being an actor, dropped out of high school at the age of 16 and hired on as mate on a schooner. He was a ship's captain at 22, and in need of cash to buy his own boat, established himself as a model in New York, discovered by Paramount Studios talent scouts and offered a contract. Sterling Hayden, the handsome tall blond actor who played wholesome leading-man movie roles in the 1940's and 1950's and later weathered into a rough-hewn solid character actor in films such as ''Dr. Strangelove'', ''The Godfather,'' "Nine to Five" and "King of the Gypsies". He appeared in 71 feature films and tv-productions from the debut in "Virginia" 1941 to the tv mini-series "The Blue and the Gray" in 1982. He wrote of his obsessive fascination with the sea in a 1963 autobiography, ''Wanderer,'' and in 1970 his 700-page epic novel of the sea, ''Voyage,'' was a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. Sterling Hayden appeared in the German documentary, ''Pharos of Chaos,'' (1983) filmed aboard his barge in Europe, and seemed to be in an alcoholic stupor much of the time, supplementing his wine intake with hashish. On camera he said: ''What confuses me is I ain't all that unhappy. So why do I drink, I don't know.''.

† 70, 05/23/1986

Mona Freeman(† 87)

Actress | Baltimore, Maryland, USA
† died 5 years ago

A professional model while still in high school, Mona Freeman was signed to a movie contract by Howard Hughes, who then proceeded to sell her contract to Paramount. Starting out in typical juvenile parts, she developed into a very competent actress. As she worked her way out of the teenage ingénue role, however, she found that she had less success in adult roles, and instead of landing parts in "A" pictures she found herself relegated to "B" westerns and somewhat tawdry crime dramas (e.g., Flesh and Fury (1952), Shadow of Fear (1954)). She basically retired from film work in the late 1950s, but worked steadily in television for quite some time after that.

† 87, 05/23/2014

Joe Fleishaker(† 62)

Actor
† died 3 years ago

Joseph Isaac "Joe" Fleishaker (1954 – May 23, 2016) was an American character actor best known for his appearances in low-budget cult and horror movies, in particular those produced by New York-based independent film company Troma Entertainment, who have billed Fleishaker as "Troma's biggest action star", humorously alluding to his morbid obesity which reached in excess of five hundred pounds.

† 05/23/2016

Harry Townes(† 86)

Actor | Huntsville, Alabama, USA
† died 18 years ago

Harry Rhett Townes (September 18, 1914 – May 23, 2001) was an American actor who later became an Episcopalian priest.

† 86, 05/23/2001

Nydia Westman(† 68)

Actress | New York City, New York, USA
† died 49 years ago

Nydia Eileen Westman (February 19, 1902 – May 23, 1970) was an American actress and singer of stage, screen, and television.

† 68, 05/23/1970

Owen James Hart(† 34)

Actor | Calgary, Alberta, Canada
† died 20 years ago

Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian–American professional and amateur wrestler who worked for several promotions including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He received his most success in the WWF, where he wrestled under both his own name, and ring name The Blue Blazer. A member of the Hart wrestling family, he was born in Calgary, Alberta, the youngest of 12 children of Stampede Wrestling promoters Stu and Helen Hart. Among other accolades, Owen was a one-time USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion, a two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, a one-time WWF European Champion, and a four-time WWF World Tag Team Champion, as well as the 1994 WWF King of the Ring. He headlined multiple pay-per-view events for the WWF, and was widely regarded as one of the company's best in-ring performers. Hart died on May 23, 1999 due to injuries suffered following an equipment malfunction and subsequent fall from the rafters of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, United States, during his ring entrance at the WWF's Over the Edge pay-per-view event.

† 34, 05/23/1999

Glynn Edwards(† 87)

Actor | Malaysia
† died 1 years ago

Glynn Edwards was a British television and film actor, probably best known for his role as the barman in the ITV comedy-drama Minder. His film credits included Zulu, The Ipcress File, Get Carter, Burke and Hare, Shaft in Africa, and Under Milk Wood. His first wife was the George and Mildred star Yootha Joyce.

† 87, 05/23/2018

Anne Meara(† 85)

Actress | Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
† died 4 years ago

Anne Meara (September 20, 1929 – May 23, 2015) was an American actress and comedian. Along with her husband Jerry Stiller, she was one-half of a prominent 1960s comedy team, Stiller and Meara. Their son is actor Ben Stiller. She also was featured on stage, in television, and in numerous films, and later she became a playwright. During her career, Meara was nominated for four Emmy Awards and a Tony Award, and she won a Writers Guild Award as a co-writer for the TV movie The Other Woman.

† 85, 05/23/2015

Haruyasu Noguchi(† 54)

Crew | Tokyo, Japan
† died 52 years ago

Japanese film director.

† 54, 05/23/1967

Fred Guiol(† 66)

Crew | San Francisco, California, USA
† died 55 years ago

Fred Guiol was an American film director and screenwriter. Guiol worked at the Hal Roach Studios for many years, and directed Laurel and Hardy's earliest short films, as their famous comic partnership gradually developed during 1927. Along with Ivan Moffat, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay for adapting Edna Ferber's novel Giant into the film Giant.

† 66, 05/23/1964
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Wilfried Labmeier(† 56)

Actor | München, Germany
† died 9 years ago

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† 56, 05/23/2010

Oscar Saul(† 81)

Crew
† died 25 years ago

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† 81, 05/23/1994

George Bruns(† 68)

Crew | Sandy - Oregon - USA
† died 36 years ago

In the 1930s he worked as a musician with various groups in the Portland, Oregon area. In 1946 he was appointed musical director at radio station KEX in Portland, Oregon, and also was the bandleader for the Rose Bowl room of the Multnomah Hotel. From 1947 to 1949 he performed and recorded on trombone with Portland's Castle Jazz Band, led by banjoist Monte Ballou. In the late 1940s he moved to Los Angeles, where he did studio work, and performed and recorded with trombonist Turk Murphy's Jazz Band. In 1953 he was hired by Walt Disney as an arranger, eventually becoming Disney's musical director, a position he held until his retirement in 1976. Despite his retirement he continued to work on Disney projects. Among his work is the song "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" (which he co-wrote with Xavier Atencio), used in the Disney theme park attraction Pirates of the Caribbean and the movies based on that ride. He also co-wrote "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" with Tom W. Blackburn, as well as the song "Love" for the Disney animated film Robin Hood. During the mid-1950s, he adapted the music from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty ballet for use as background score in the 1959 Disney film version. He also composed the score for The Jungle Book, and provided Herbie the Love Bug with his sprightly theme song, featured prominently throughout the series. During his tenure with Disney Studios, Bruns continued to play dixieland jazz, leading his Wonderland Jazz Band on two recording sessions, and playing and recording occasionally with the Disney "house" band, the Firehouse Five Plus Two. Bruns retired from Disney in 1976 and moved back to Sandy, Oregon.He taught part-time at Lewis & Clark College and continued to play and compose music, including recording at least one locally distributed album of jazz.-Wikipedia.

† 68, 05/23/1983

René Lefèvre(† 93)

Actor | Nice, France
† died 28 years ago

René Lefèvre, born René Paul Louis Lefèvre, (6 March 1898 - 23 May 1991) was a French actor and writer. Throughout his career, he worked with several notable directors, like Jean Renoir, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jules Dassin, and René Clair.

† 93, 05/23/1991

Dorothy Spencer(† 93)

Crew | Covington, Kentucky, USA
† died 17 years ago

Dorothy Spencer, aka Dot, was an American film editor with 75 feature film credits from a career that spanned more than 50 years. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing on four occasions, she is remembered for editing three of director John Ford's best known movies, including Stagecoach (1939) and My Darling Clementine (1946), which film critic Roger Ebert called "Ford's greatest Western".

† 93, 05/23/2002

Peter Pasetti(† 79)

Actor | München, Germany
† died 23 years ago

Peter Pasetti (1916–1996) was a German stage, television and film actor. He played a number of leading roles in post-Second World War productions such as the operetta film A Night in Venice (1953). From the late 1950s he appeared increasingly on television.

† 79, 05/23/1996

Trudy Marshall(† 82)

Actress
† died 15 years ago

Gertrude Madeline "Trudy" Marshall (February 14, 1920 – May 23, 2004) was an American actress and model.

† 82, 05/23/2004

James Millhollin(† 77)

Actor
† died 26 years ago

Arthur James Millhollin (August 23, 1915 – May 23, 1993) was an American character actor known for his portrayal of nervous, excited, and befuddled men with pop eyes and peculiar mannerisms, usually occupying such positions as hotel clerks, government bureaucrats, military officers, or other middle-management authority figures. He portrayed Major Royal B. Demming, a psychiatrist, in Andy Griffith's 1958 film No Time for Sergeants, later made into an ABC television series. In 1963, Millhollin was cast in two episodes as Anson Foster, the employer of the Imogene Coca lead character in the NBC sitcom Grindl.

† 77, 05/23/1993

Fletcher Markle(† 70)

Crew
† died 28 years ago

Fletcher Markle (March 27, 1921 – May 23, 1991) was a Canadian actor, screenwriter, television producer and director. Markle began a radio career in his native Canada, before working in films as an actor, and on television as a host as well as in his other creative roles.

† 70, 05/23/1991

Sol Polito(† 67)

Crew | Palermo, Sicily, Italy
† died 59 years ago

Sol Polito, A.S.C. (born Salvatore Polito, November 12, 1892 — May 23, 1960) was a Sicilian-American cinematographer. He is best known for his work with directors Michael Curtiz and Mervyn LeRoy at Warner Bros. studios in the 1930s and 1940s.

† 67, 05/23/1960

Lucina Paquet(† 84)

Actress | New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
† died 13 years ago

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† 84, 05/23/2006

Richard Day(† 76)

Crew | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
† died 47 years ago

Richard Day (9 May 1896 – 23 May 1972) was a Canadian art director. He won seven Academy Awards and was nominated for a further 13 in the category of Best Art Direction He worked on 265 films between 1923 and 1970. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and died in Hollywood, California.

† 76, 05/23/1972

Masaki Tamura(† 79)

Crew | Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
† died 1 years ago

Masaki Tamura (たむら まさき, Tamura Masaki, 26 January 1939 – 23 May 2018) was a Japanese cinematographer. He was also credited as Masaki Tamra.

† 79, 05/23/2018

Karl Fochler(† 84)

Actor | Wien, Österreich
turns 121 today

Karl Fochler (1898–1982) was an Austrian actor who made over sixty film and television appearances. He featured in a number of stage productions.

† 84, 05/23/1982

John Carter(† 87)

Actor | Center Ridge, Arkansas, USA
† died 4 years ago

John Carter (November 26, 1927 – May 23, 2015) was an American actor known in particular for Badlands (1973), Scarface (1983), and The Hoax (2006).

† 87, 05/23/2015

Egon Brosig(† 71)

Actor
† died 58 years ago

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† 71, 05/23/1961

Nikolai Pastukhov(† 91)

Actor | Bryansk Oblast, Russia
† died 5 years ago

Nikolai Isaakovich Pastukhov (Russian: Николай Исаакович Пастухов; 13 May 1923 – 23 May 2014) was a Soviet and Russian actor.

† 91, 05/23/2014

Athena Lorde(† 57)

Actress | New York - USA
† died 46 years ago

- No description / details available yet. -

† 57, 05/23/1973
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