Jump to content
Guest IYG

Hollywood Possibilities

Recommended Posts

Oscar nominated director (The Stunt Man) Richard Rush is reportedly dead, aged 91.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As film director Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959) is mentioned in the description of this thread, I decided to check how many main DeMille actors are alive. The list isn't large:

 

Samson and Delilah (1949):

Angela Lansbury (born 1925)

Russ Tamblyn (born 1934)

 

The Ten Commandments (1956):

Debra Paget (born 1933)

Fraser Clarke Heston (born 1955)

 

 

DeMille as executive producer:

 

When Worlds Collide (1951):

Barbara Rush (born 1927)

Rachel Ames (born 1929)

 

The War of the Worlds (1953):

Ann Robinson (born 1929)

 

The Buccaneer (1958):

Claire Bloom (born 1931)

 

 

DeMille also had cameos in:

Glamour Boy (1941), only alive actor is Darryl Hickman (born 1931)

Sunset Boulevard (1950), only alive actor is Nancy Olson (born 1928)

Son of Paleface (1952), only alive actor is Sylvia Lewis (born 1931)

The Buster Keaton Story (1957), only alive actor is Ann Blyth (born 1928)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Actor Lee Aaker, who is famous from his work on the program, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, died at 77 years:

https://deadline.com/2021/04/lee-aaker-dead-adventures-of-rin-tin-tin-child-star-1234733916/

That would have been the QO

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/adventures-rin-tin-tin-star-200412378.html

 

List of the missed, and a missed chance to have the alphabetically first hit ever.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really picked the wrong year to enter that team.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Spade_Cooley said:

I really picked the wrong year to enter that team.

To be honest I thought you were going to enter that team annually.  At least until it was successful.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 05/02/2018 at 18:26, msc said:

Given the search for film with 100% dead cast in another thread, here's a few favourites which didn't qualify and their surviving credited actors (not counting extras, folk who disappeared off the face of the earth, etc etc)

 

-         

 

 

The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

Michael Caine (1933)

Donald Sutherland (1935)
Robert Duvall (1931)

Jenny Agutter (1952)

Jean Marsh (1934)

Sven-Bertil Taube (1934)

Siegfried Rauch (1932)

John Standing (1934)

Judy Geeson (1948)

Treat Williams (1951)

Michael Byrne (1943)

Tim Barlow (1936)

Kate Binchy (1937)

Maurice Roeves (1937)

Alexei Jawdokimov (c 1938)

Leonie Thelen (1959)

Denis Lill (1942)

Keith Buckley (1941)

Kent Williams (1950)

Roy Marsden (1941)

Wolf Kahler (1940)

Harry Fielder (1940)

 

 

 

This is being reported as Keith Buckley's death notice from December 2020: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hebdenbridgetimes-uk/obituary.aspx?n=keith-buckley&pid=197604891

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0118645/

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My full 1925 IMDb list will be finished and up by tonight on the Deadpool Detective thread, but two significant findings so far:

Angela Lansbury – stopped signing autographs last month. Last pictured September 2020(?), last acted 2019. I think age has caught up with her. May be nothing, but wouldn't be shocked if she goes soon.

Michel Bouquet – last role was in early 2020 (though probably filmed in 2019). In March 2020, he returned a piece of signed mail to a fan, but his secretary also wrote on it that he couldn't write a response letter as he was very sick and had been for a long time. I imagine he'll be gone by the end of this year.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We lost quite a few marvelous cinematographic figures last year... 

 

besides that : What in the hell is wrong with them to make a so fast in memoriam section ?

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Lafaucheuse said:

We lost quite a few marvelous cinematographic figures last year... 

 

besides that : What in the hell is wrong with them to make a so fast in memoriam section ?

Very disrespectful to go this fast. Remember when they actually cared about their in memorium section 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Leon Brittan said:

Very disrespectful to go this fast. Remember when they actually cared about their in memorium section 

Yes Indeed ! I didn’t have the time to reach each name before it moves on... this comment summarizes it all 

079CAAE0-35DA-4E46-9B21-16A6320933E7.jpeg

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mentioned in one of the historical "Ideas and Possibilities" threads before on here.

Someone edited the page for Hollywood Golden-era actress May Wynn on 2nd April to say that she died on 22nd March, aged 93.

Anyway, it wasn't a hoax and here's proof:

She was born Donna Lee Hickey in Jan 1928, and her second (and last) marriage was to Jack Custer in 1968. They divorced in 1979 but she kept the name. A search on the Accurint website brings up this record:

DONNA LEE CUSTER
DONNA L CUSTER
DONNA CUSTER
D CUSTER
DOB: 1/xx/1928
DOD: 03/22/2021
Age at death: 93
Gender - Female
*View Sources (~3)

Someone on the Voy.com obits message board also said that an email from the Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church (where she latterly taught) confirmed her death.

I'll ping this to IMDb and Deadline.

screen-shot-2021-04-28-at-15-0.jpg.c6e1aba94a01b13af88b4272f3828cb1.jpgmay_wynn-_caine_mutiny.jpg.e42510066cc6cb52c9f42ad0b8f9f850.jpg

Wynn was the last surviving credited cast member of the 1954 film "The Caine Mutiny" (adopted from a book by former DL hit Herman Wouk).

In the film she played the character May Wynn, the love interest of Willie Keith (played by Robert Francis, who tragically died in a plane crash in 1955 aged 25). She then adopted the name of the character as her permanent stage name for the remainder of her film career.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 28/04/2021 at 15:39, Ulitzer95 said:

Mentioned in one of the historical "Ideas and Possibilities" threads before on here.

Someone edited the page for Hollywood Golden-era actress May Wynn on 2nd April to say that she died on 22nd March, aged 93.

screen-shot-2021-04-28-at-15-0.jpg.c6e1aba94a01b13af88b4272f3828cb1.jpgmay_wynn-_caine_mutiny.jpg.e42510066cc6cb52c9f42ad0b8f9f850.jpg

Wynn was the last surviving credited cast member of the 1954 film "The Caine Mutiny" (adopted from a book by former DL hit Herman Wouk).

In the film she played the character May Wynn, the love interest of Willie Keith (played by Robert Francis, who tragically died in a plane crash in 1955 aged 25). She then adopted the name of the character as her permanent stage name for the remainder of her film career.


Hollywood Reporter obituary.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Obituary for George Crosby, who has died aged 88.

 

Obscure child actor who appeared in several Our Gang shorts.

 

IMDb.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Original post removed as it repeated old news... Move along, nothing to see here

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, drol said:

:clivedunn:


:clivedunn::clivedunn:

 

:biggrin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


:clivedunn: Three posts above you, old sport.

 

Ah, damn.  Cheefully withdrawn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis reportedly has died 

 

 

  • Like 4
  • Shocked 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, JimK said:

Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis reportedly has died 

 

 

Mirror obit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, JimK said:

Oscar winning actress Olympia Dukakis reportedly has died 

 

 

QO from the Mirror.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×

Important Information

Your use of this forum is subject to our Terms of Use