Deaths: May 23

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1. Anne Meara

Actress | Night at the Museum

Comedienne Anna Meara was born September 20, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York, to Mary (Dempsey) and Edward Joseph Meara, who were both of Irish descent. She and her husband, Jerry Stiller were members of the improvisational company, the Compass Players, which later became The Second City Theater.. They...

2. Atahualpa Yupanqui

Composer | Torrente indiano

Atahualpa Yupanqui was born on January 31, 1908 in J. de la Peña, Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Hector Roberto Chavero. He died on May 23, 1992 in Nimes, France.

3. Fletcher Markle

Producer | Thriller

Fletcher Markle was born on March 27, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was a producer and director, known for Thriller (1960), The George Sanders Mystery Theater (1957) and Jigsaw (1949). He was married to Dorothy Conradt, Mercedes McCambridge and Helen Blanche Willis. He died on May 23, 1991.

4. Frances E. Nealy

Actress | Ghostbusters

Frances E. Nealy was born on October 14, 1918 in San Diego, California, USA. She is known for her work on Ghostbusters (1984), WarGames (1983) and Darktown Strutters (1975). She died on May 23, 1997 in Hollywood, California.

5. George Jessel

Actor | Lucky Boy

George Jessel gained fame in vaudeville, where it was not uncommon for him--and other performers, such as Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor--to perform in blackface, and in fact at age 11 Jessel was Cantor's vaudeville partner. Jessel acted in several movies in the '30s and became a respected film producer. ...

6. Ian Copeland

Writer | Wild Thing

Ian Copeland was born on April 25, 1949 in Damascus, Syria. He was married to Constance Walden. He died on May 23, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

7. John Nash

Self | The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom

John Nash was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and the study of partial differential equations. Nash's work has provided insight into the factors that govern chance and decision-making inside complex systems found in everyday life.


8. Lita Chevret

Actress | The Royal Bed

A lithe, brunette actress and photographer's model, Lita Chevret began promisingly enough at the very beginning of talking pictures. Her parents, already established in show business, helped along by paying for her dancing tuition. By the age of twenty, she worked as a professional dancer and show ...

9. Moms Mabley

Actress | Boarding House Blues

One the most successful entertainers of the Black vaudeville stage, also known as the Chitlin Circuit, was Jackie "Moms" Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken in 1894. At the apex of her long career, she was earning $10,000 a week at Harlem's Apollo Theatre. Mabley focused on conventional topics such as ...

10. Nicole Leblanc

Actress | Apparences

Nicole Leblanc was born on September 2, 1941 in Maria, Gaspé Region, Québec, Canada. She was an actress, known for Apparences (2012), Audition (2005) and Claire... cette nuit et demain (1985). She was married to Jean-Claude Germain. She died on May 23, 2017 in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, Canada.

11. Owen Hart

Actor | Saturday Night's Main Event

Owen Hart was one of twelve children from a legendary Canadian wrestling family. His brother Bret is also one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Owen was one of the best wrestlers in the business and his major accomplishments include being the 1994 King of the Ring, former ...

12. Roger Moore

Actor | Moonraker

Roger Moore will perhaps always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down.

Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of Lillian (Pope) and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. His ...

13. Simon Monjack

Writer | Two Days, Nine Lives

Simon Monjack was born on March 9, 1970 in Hillingdo, Middlesex, England. Simon has been known mainly for dating and marrying the late film and television star Brittany Murphy. The two were wed on April 12, 2007. Brittany passed away on December 19, 2009 at the age of 32 at their Rising Glen estate...

14. Stefano Farina

Actor | Goal II: Living the Dream

Stefano Farina was born on September 19, 1962 in Ovada, Piedmont, Italy. He was an actor, known for Goal II: Living the Dream (2007). He died on May 23, 2017 in Genoa, Italy.

15. Sterling Hayden

Actor | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Born to George & Frances Simonson Walter, and named Sterling Relyea Walter. Father died in 1925. Adopted by stepfather 'James Hayden' renamed Sterling Walter Hayden. Grew up in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Maine. Though very poor, attended prep school at ...