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Actresses in History (Part 18)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 5,452

  • 1939-05-19 Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong-born American actress (Flower Drum Song, World of Suzie Wong), born in Hong Kong
  • 1939-05-25 Dixie Carter, American actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night), born in McLemoresville, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1939-06-10 Alexandra Stewart, actress (In Praise of Older Women), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1939-06-11 Christina Crawford, American actress and author (Mommie Dearest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-07-01 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), born in Park Ridge, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1939-07-17 Andrée Champagne, French Canadian actress and politician, born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
  • 1939-07-22 Gila Almagor, Israeli actress
  • 1939-07-31 France Nuyen, Vietnamese-French actress (St Elsewhere, Diamond Head), born in Marseilles, France
  • 1939-08-07 Verna Bloom, American actress (After Hours, Badge 373), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1939-08-07 Anjanette Comer, American actress (Baby, Lepke), born in Dawson, Texas
  • 1939-08-10 Kate O'Mara, Leicaster England, actress (Caress Morell-Dynasty, AbFab)
  • 1939-08-16 Carol Shelley, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple), born in London, England
  • 1939-08-18 Molly Bee, American actress (Pinky Lee Show), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2009)
  • 1939-08-22 Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Rhoda), born in Suffern, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1939-08-25 Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Issue Blum), born in Schiedam, Netherlands
  • 1939-08-30 Elizabeth Ashley, American actress (Coma, Evening Shade), born in Ocala, Florida
  • 1939-09-01 Lily Tomlin, American Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning comedienne, actress, and writer ( Laugh-In; 9 to 5; The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; All Of Me), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1939-09-05 Donna Anderson [Knaflich], American actress (On the Beach), born in Gunnison, Gunnison County Colorado
  • 1939-10-05 Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress, born in Soulac-sur-Mer, Gironde France
  • 1939-10-13 Melinda Dillon, American actress (Close Encounters, Slap Shot), born in Hope, Arkansas
  • 1939-10-28 Jane Alexander, American actress (Betsy, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1939-11-11 Denise Alexander, American actress (Mary McKinnon-Another World, Lesley Webber-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-18 Brenda Vaccaro, American actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-11-25 Rosanna Schiaffino, actress (Minotaur, Mazzabubu), born in Genoa, Italy
  • 1939-12-14 Marilyn Cooper, American actress (Broadway Bound, Survivors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-12-17 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1939-12-18 Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright
  • 1939-12-20 Kathryn Joosten, American actress (Desperate Housewives), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1940-01-03 Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)
  • 1940-01-29 Katharine Ross, American actress (Graduate, Francesca-Colbys), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1940-02-01 Bibi Besch, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1940-02-19 Carlin Glynn, American actress (Continental Divide)
  • 1940-03-06 Joanna Miles, Nice France, actress (Cross Creek, Delta County USA)
  • 1940-03-08 Susan Clark, actress (Night Moves, Webster), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1940-03-14 Eleanor Fount, English actress (Women in Love, Bedazzled)
  • 1940-03-27 June Wilkinson, English actress (Absolutely Glamorous), born in Essex, England
  • 1940-04-02 Penelope Keith, British actress (Norman Conquests, Priest of Love), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • 1940-04-05 Aliza Kashi, Israeli actress and singer (Merv Griffin regular), born in Israel
  • 1940-04-10 Gloria Hunniford [Mary Winifred Gloria Hunniford], British broadcaster and actress (Old Curiosity Shop), born in Portadown, Northern Ireland
  • 1940-04-14 Patricia Bruder, American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-04-18 Ira von FFürstenberg, European socialite and actress (I Killed Rasputin), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1940-05-19 Joan Staley, American actress and Playboy playmate (Nov, 1958), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1940-06-21 Mariette Hartley, American actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-06-25 Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer (Mirrors, Dawson's Creek, The Stepford Wives), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1940-07-04 Karolyn Grimes, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life, The Bishop's Wife), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1940-07-08 Marcia Rodd, actress (Little Murders, T R Baskins)
  • 1940-07-17 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)
  • 1940-07-30 Reva Rose, American singer and actress (Temperature's Rising), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-08-06 Louise Sorel, actress (BS I Love You, Crimes of Passion), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-08-07 Marlyn Mason, American actress (Making It, Peyton Place), born in San Fernando, California
  • 1940-08-09 Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light), born in McAlester, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1940-08-19 Jill St John [Oppenheim], actress (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-09-02 Beverly Sanders, actress (Lotsa Luck, CPO Sharkey), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1940-09-03 Pauline Collins, English actress (Shirley Valentine), born in London, England

Person of interestRaquel Welch

1940-09-05 Raquel Welch, American actress and singer (Myra Breckenridge; 1,000,000 BC; 100 Rifles), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • 1940-09-06 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter ("Neighbours" theme) and actress, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme (d. 2015)
  • 1940-09-12 Linda Gray, American actress (Sue Ellen Ewing-Dallas), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1940-09-22 Anna Karina, Danish French 'New Wave' actress (Alphaville), born in Solbjerg, Denmark (d. 2019)
  • 1940-10-06 Ellen Travolta, actress (Grease, Charles in Charge), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1940-10-14 Pat Finley, American actress (Ellen Hartley-Bob Newhart Show), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1940-10-21 Julie Parrish, Middlesboro Ky, actress (Good Morning World, Capitol)
  • 1940-11-05 Elke Sommer [Elke Schletz], German actress (A Shot in the Dark, The Oscar), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1940-12-02 Constance "Connie" Booth, American writer, actress, comedienne and psychotherapist (Fawlty Towers, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1940-12-08 Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who & the Daleks), born in Worthing, Sussex, England
  • 1940-12-11 Donna Mills, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-12-13 Edith Clever, German actress (Parsifal, L'Adolescente), born in Wuppertal, Germany
  • 1940-12-24 Sharon Farrell, American actress (Lori-Hawaii 5-0, Young & Restless), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1941-01-03 Shima Iwashita, actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide)

Person of interestFaye Dunaway

1941-01-14 Faye Dunaway, American actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Bascom, Florida

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway
  • 1941-01-18 Iva Zanicchi, Italian actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro), born in Ligonchio, Italy
  • 1941-01-31 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-02-03 Bridget Hanley, American actress (Here Come the Brides), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1941-02-06 Gigi Perreau, American actress (Journey to Center of Time), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-02-09 Sheila James Kuehl, politician/actress (Zelda-Dobie Gillis)
  • 1941-02-15 Florinda Bolkan [Bulcão], Brazilian model and actress (Damned, Last Valley, Word), born in Uruburetama, Brazil
  • 1941-02-24 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • 1941-02-25 Susan Browning, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman -"Pat"), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1941-03-06 Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), born in Karyn Kupcinet (d. 1963)
  • 1941-04-07 Cornelia Frances [Zulver], British-Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • 1941-04-09 Hannah Gordon, British actress (Oh Alfie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Person of interestJulie Christie

1941-04-14 Julie Christie, British actress (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), born in Chukua, Assam, India

  • 1941-04-28 Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress (Bye Bye Birdie, Tommy), born in Valsjöbyn, Sweden
  • 1941-05-01 Barbara Barendrecht [BHM Wurfbain], actress (Dirty Picture)
  • 1941-05-13 Senta Berger, Austrian stage and screen actress (Cast a Giant Shadow), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1941-05-15 Lainie Kazan, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-05-17 Grace Zabriskie, American actress
  • 1941-05-18 Miriam Margolyes, British-Australian character actress (Babe; Romeo and Juliet), born in Oxford, England
  • 1941-05-18 Diane McBain, American actress (Surfside Six, Spinout, Donner Pass), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1941-05-27 Davina Phillips, actress
  • 1941-05-28 Beth Howland, actress (Vera - Alice, Company), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1941-06-19 Marlene Warfield, American actress (Victoria-Maude), born in Queens, New York
  • 1941-06-21 Pia Barendrecht, Indonesian-Dutch actress (Pinokkio)
  • 1941-07-13 Lut[guard] Tomsin, actress/director (Knock on the Door)
  • 1941-08-12 Deborah Walley, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1941-08-12 Jennifer Warren, American actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-08-13 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress, born in New Liskeard, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1941-08-26 Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress (You Only Live Twice), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1941-09-04 Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress, born in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • 1941-09-19 Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (Swept Away; Flash Gordon: Summer Night), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 1941-09-26 Martine Beswick, English actress (Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde), born in Port Antonio, Jamaica

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 1,948

  • 2011-07-15 Googie Withers, British actress (b. 1917)
  • 2011-07-19 Sheila Burrell, British actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark), dies at 89
  • 2011-07-22 Linda Christian, Mexican actress (Athena, VIPs, Battle Zone), dies at 87
  • 2011-07-24 Jane White, African-American actress and singer (Strange Fruit, Once Upon a Mattress), dies at 88
  • 2011-09-15 Frances Bay, Canadian actress (b. 1919)
  • 2011-10-06 Diane Cilento, Australian actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man), dies at 78
  • 2011-10-12 Patricia Breslin, American television and film actress dies at 80
  • 2011-10-13 Barbara Kent, Canadian born - U.S. silent film actress and WAMPAS Baby Stars (b.1907)
  • 2011-10-15 Elizabeth "Betty" Driver, British singer and actress (Coronation Street, Pardon the Expression), dies from pneumonia at 91
  • 2011-10-25 Anna van Beers [Graeve], Dutch actress (A Woman like Eve, Diary of a Hooker), dies at 95
  • 2011-11-02 Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2011-11-15 Dulcie Gray, British singer, actress, author and lepidopterist (Mine Own Executioner), dies at 95
  • 2011-12-23 Denise Darcel, French actress (Dangerous When Wet), dies of complications from a ruptured aneurysm at 87
  • 2012-01-26 Dimitra Arliss [Arlys], American actress (Rich Man Poor Man II, The Sting), dies at 79

Person of interestWhitney Houston

2012-02-11 Whitney Houston, American singer (I Will Always Love You; I Wanna Dance With Somebody), and actress (The Bodyguard), dies from an accidental bathtub drowning at 48

  • 2012-02-12 Zina Bethune, American actress, dies from hit and run at 66
  • 2012-02-15 Lina Romay, Spanish actress (Conan the Barbarian), dies at 57
  • 2012-02-16 Elyse Knox, American actress and model (Hit the Ice, Black Gold) dies at 94
  • 2012-03-02 Nydia Ecury, celebrated Afro-Dutch writer, translator and actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera), dies at 86
  • 2012-04-28 Patricia Medina, British actress (The Three Musketeers, High-Low), dies from natural causes at 92
  • 2012-06-02 Kathryn Joosten, american actress, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • 2012-06-11 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress (Gone with the Wind, Whistling in the Dark), dies from heart disease at 94
  • 2012-07-15 Celeste Holm, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve), dies at 95
  • 2012-08-14 Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (Nora, Fort Worth), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • 2012-10-17 Sylvia Maria Kristel, Dutch actress, dies from throat and liver cancer at 60
  • 2012-10-24 Anita Björk, Swedish actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People), dies at 89
  • 2012-11-08 Lucille Bliss, American voice actress (Cinderella, The Secret of NIMH), dies from natural causes at 96
  • 2012-11-25 Dinah Sheridan, British actress (Genevieve, The Railway Children, Don't Wait Up), dies at 92
  • 2013-01-11 Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (Swept Away; Flash Gordon: Summer Night), dies from pancreatic cancer at 71
  • 2013-01-15 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), dies at 90
  • 2013-02-18 Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, Scottish actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tokyo), dies at 83
  • 2013-03-01 Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2013-04-08 Annette Funicello, American actress (Mickey Mouse Club; Beach Blanket Bingo), and singer ("Tall Paul"). dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • 2013-04-08 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song; The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • 2013-04-17 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), dies at 91
  • 2013-04-25 Virginia Gibson, American actress, dies at 88
  • 2013-04-26 Jacqueline Brookes, American actress (Jack & Mike, Another World), dies at 82
  • 2013-05-08 Jeanne Cooper, American actress (Kay-The Young & Restless), dies at 84
  • 2013-05-29 Françoise Blanchard, French actress, dies at 58
  • 2013-05-31 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family), dies at 90
  • 2013-05-31 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer (La Divina Infiel, The Shadow of the Bat), dies at 85
  • 2013-06-06 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous When Wet), dies from natural causes at 91
  • 2013-07-25 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2013-07-28 Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), dies from bladder cancer at 80
  • 2013-08-07 Kelly Garrett, American actress and singer (The Night That Made America Famous), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2013-08-08 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), dies from ampullary cancer at 74
  • 2013-08-14 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, dies at 43
  • 2013-08-22 Keiko Fuji, Japanese enka singer and actress, dies at 62
  • 2013-08-24 Julie Harris, American actress (Bell Jar, I Am a Camera, East of Eden), heart failure at 87
  • 2013-10-18 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), dies at 89
  • 2013-10-25 Marcia Wallace, American actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), dies from pneumonia at 70
  • 2013-11-13 Barbara Lawrence, American model, actress, and real estate agent (Oklahoma!, A Letter to Three Wives), dies of kidney failure at 83
  • 2013-11-30 Jean Kent [Joan Summerfield], British actress (Caravan, Bond Street), dies from complications from a fall at 92
  • 2013-12-09 Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), dies from pneumonia at 91
  • 2013-12-10 Rossana Podestà, Italian actress, dies at 79
  • 2013-12-12 Audrey Totter, American actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up, The Unsuspected), dies from a stroke at 95

Person of interestJoan Fontaine

2013-12-15 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress, dies of natural causes at 96

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine
  • 2014-01-01 Juanita Moore, American actress (Imitation Of Life), dies at 99 [1]
  • 2014-01-05 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), dies at 86

Person of interestShirley Temple

2014-02-10 Shirley Temple, American actress and diplomat, famous 1930s child star (Bright Eyes, Heidi), dies of natural causes at 85

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • 2014-02-11 Alice Babs [Nilson], Swedish jazz singer (The Swe-Danes; Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts), and actress (Swing It, Teacher!), dies of Alzheimer's disease complications at 90
  • 2014-03-06 Sheila MacRae, British-born actress (Jackie Gleason Show), dies at 92
  • 2014-03-30 Kate O'Mara, English actress (Dynasty) and writer, dies at 74
  • 2014-05-12 Cornell Borchers, German actress (The Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul), dies at 89
  • 2014-09-20 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Winds of War - "Rhoda"; The Helen Morgan Story), dies of natural causes at 84
  • 2014-10-01 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 66
  • 2014-10-09 Jan Hooks, American comedienne and actress (SNL, Designing Women), dies of throat cancer at 57
  • 2014-10-20 Lili Carati, Miss Italy 1975 and actress (Alcove), dies at 58
  • 2014-11-06 Carole Mathews [Jean Deifel], American actress (The Californians, Swamp Women), dies at 94
  • 2014-11-25 Joanna Dunham, English actress (Possession, House the Dripped Blood), dies at 78
  • 2014-12-09 Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress, dies from breast cancer at 77
  • 2014-12-18 Virna Lisi, Italian actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard), dies at 78
  • 2014-12-21 Billie Whitelaw, British actress (Omen, Adding Machine), dies at 82
  • 2014-12-30 Yolande Donlan, British-American actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess), dies at 94

Person of interestLuise Rainer

2014-12-30 Luise Rainer, German-American actress and 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (The Great Ziegfeld 1936, The Good Earth 1937), dies at 104

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • 2015-01-08 Virginia "Patsy" Garrett, American singer and actress (Nanny & the Professor, Fred Waring's Pleasure Time), dies at 93
  • 2015-01-19 Anne Kirkbride, English actress (Deirdre-Coronation Street), dies of breast cancer at 60
  • 2015-01-21 Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies at 85
  • 2015-01-30 Geraldine McEwan, British actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), dies at 82
  • 2015-01-31 Lizabeth Scott [Emma Matzo], American actress (Desert Fury, Dark City), dies of heart failure at 92
  • 2015-03-21 Jackie Trent, English singer-songwriter (Neighbours theme) and actress, dies at 74
  • 2015-04-26 Jayne Meadows, American actress (Dark Delusion, David and Bathsheba) & wife of Steve Allen, dies of natural causes at 95
  • 2015-04-27 Suzanne Crough, American child actress (The Partridge Family), dies at 52
  • 2015-05-01 Grace Lee Whitney, American singer and actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek), dies at 85
  • 2015-05-09 Elizabeth Wilson, American screen & stage actress (Doc, East Side/West Side), dies at 94
  • 2015-05-23 Anne Meara, American comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place, The Other Woman), mother of Ben Stiller, dies at 85
  • 2015-05-29 Betsy Palmer [Patricia Betsy Hrunek], American actress (Mr Roberts, Friday the 13th), dies at 88
  • 2015-06-12 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), dies at 93
  • 2015-06-22 Laura Antonelli, Italian actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), dies at 73
  • 2015-06-23 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, dies at 83
  • 2015-07-03 Diana Douglas, Bermudian-born American actress (The Indian Fighter), dies at 92
  • 2015-08-03 Coleen Gray [Doris Bernice Jensen], American actress (Apache Drums, The Killing), dies at 92
  • 2015-08-17 Yvonne Craig, American actress (Batgirl), dies at 78
  • 2015-08-20 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop) dies at 66
  • 2015-08-21 Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, dies at 80
  • 2015-08-23 Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), dies at 93
  • 2015-09-03 Judy Carne, English comedienne and actress (Laugh-In), dies at 76
  • 2015-09-05 Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress (Late Spring, Tokyo Story), dies of pneumonia at 95
  • 2015-10-12 Joan Leslie, American actress (High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 90

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