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On 15/03/2021 at 17:44, Ulitzer95 said:

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6) Hilda Bernard (IMDb) actress – Argentine, acting until a few years ago, alive and well it would seem
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Died April 20th, 2022 age 101. IMDb/Wiki have been updated

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28 minutes ago, MortalCaso said:

This is someone I am very interested in. If we can figure out a way to lock down his bio in concrete, it would be thrilling.

 

Especially as English wiki has him alive at 102 + being born in 1920...

It would be good if we could find sources of his death.


There is no chance he is still alive. If it, would be known

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I've updated Hilda Bernard. I don't want to take John Bartha off until something more concrete emerges. I'm convinced he's dead but birth and death years seem to vary greatly. It would be super useful if IMDb stated their sources, but alas...

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On 03/03/2022 at 17:40, Gisooo said:

Does anyone have access in Italian ancestry?

Elena Fiore (Wiki) - Italian actress born 1928 today aged 93, appeared in numerous films of Lina Wertmuller, one of them is The Seduction of Mimi 

On a Facebook post, one of her relatives said that she is dead. She was so funny on Lina's film especially here. Her real name was Eleonora Esposito and according to some post on FB she may died after 2010

 

movie, "The Seduction of Mimi" (Mimi metallurgico ferito nell'onore), ITA  1972, director: Lina Wertmüller, scene with: Giancarlo Stock Photo - Alamy   Commedia italiana: Un personaggio al giorno: ELENA FIORE 

 

Elena Fiore died on September 26, 1999 at 71, updated on her Italian Wiki page

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On 13/01/2022 at 11:47, Ulitzer95 said:

Alfredo Varelli (wiki, b. 1914) Film actor, appeared Quo Vadis, possibly died in States but doesn't show in the records, which makes me wonder if he returned to Italy.

 

On 13/01/2022 at 11:47, Ulitzer95 said:

Fioretta Dolfi (wiki, b. 1920) Same story. Another film actress.

 

On 13/01/2022 at 11:47, Ulitzer95 said:

Enrico Gentile (wiki, b. 1921) Jazz and pop singer. A forgotten member of the famous Quartetto Cetra

 

On 13/01/2022 at 11:47, Ulitzer95 said:

Mirella Avalle (wiki, b. 1922) Sprinter at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

 

Just for knowledge

Alfredo Varelli it wiki has been edited three times as to his death, he may be died on March 24, 2011 in Ascoli Piceno,  April 9, 2006 and August 18, 1996 in Roma

I believe it is one of them

 

Fioretta Dolfi may died on April 9, 2016 in Genova, but there is also another version she may died on November 9, 1996 in Bogliasco

 

Enrico Gentile may died on December 29, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt

 

Mirella Avalle died on September 5, 2012 in Villanuova sul Clisi, Italy, updated on English Wikipedia

 

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On 13/01/2022 at 11:47, Ulitzer95 said:

Lilia Dale (wiki, b. 1919) Another one who appears on these centenarian actress lists. Nothing on her for years, surely dead?

This is so interesting, looks like she was alive because an unsourced edit was made a month ago saying she died on April 16th 2022 in Milano

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On 15/03/2021 at 23:44, Ulitzer95 said:

26) Kerima (IMDb) actress – A mysterious one indeed. Promotional material says she was Algerian, but she was from France. Married to Bond director Guy Hamilton. His Telegraph obituary from 2016 originally stated that she survived him. It was later amended to say that she predeceased him. They lived in Majorca together, so to get a definite answer someone will likely have to get in touch with the registry there.

I don't have any concrete evidence, some obit say she survived her husband and other not.

 

Another unsourced edit was made that she died on November 14, 2016 in Beziers, France, seven months after her husband death. True, false idk.

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Can anyone help me with this?

 

Cynthia Ford, former wife of Glenn Ford, actress, and sister of fellow actress Sandra McCabe, she was born Cynthia McCabe

 

apparently listed as deceased at ancestry.com under the name Cynthia Louise (McCabe) Hayward , and died in Millwaukee WI. Could not find any date or confirmation. Was born 21. Apr. 1948 in San Diego

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26 minutes ago, whoismakoto said:

Can anyone help me with this?

 

Cynthia Ford, former wife of Glenn Ford, actress, and sister of fellow actress Sandra McCabe, she was born Cynthia McCabe

 

apparently listed as deceased at ancestry.com under the name Cynthia Louise (McCabe) Hayward , and died in Millwaukee WI. Could not find any date or confirmation. Was born 21. Apr. 1948 in San Diego


Remarried in 1986 to Peter J Gould.

She kept the "Ford" part and became "Cynthia F. Gould" it would seem. 

Died in Milwaukee around July 2014. Her obituary isn't online but there's a record of it existing here.

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There is an section on IMDb for actors titled "Born 1917-1937 still among us"

 

There are some obscures names there who seems to be alive over 90 like, Is this accurate and those person are still with us?

 

Sarita Vara (IMDb) born 1924 aged 97

Eunice Christopher (IMDb) born 1924 aged 97

Ray Hasting (IMDb) born 1924

Casper Ross (IMDb) born 1925

and many more 

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Vera Norman (Wiki) another French classic film and stage actress

Her DOB is 1927 or 1924, there no death notice on matchID

 

Could she be still alive at 95 or 98?

 

Véra Norman - Unifrance

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On 10/12/2021 at 12:00, arghton said:

Updated for the deaths of Elliot Lawrence, Donald Pippin and Michael Nesmith.

Elliot Lawrence died on July 2nd at 96, Donald Pippin died as the last living recipient of the Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director five days later on July 7th at the age of 95.

 

On 21/04/2021 at 15:34, arghton said:

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Tony Award for Best Conductor and Musical Director (1948-1964)

Living recipients:

1962 - Elliot Lawrence (1925-2021)

1963 - Donald Pippin (1925-2021)

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@arghton Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe you have the wrong Donald Pippin.

 

(Wiki) Donald Pippin, a well known opera director, died July 7th 2021 at age 95.

(Wiki) Donald Pippin, a Tony award winner listed above, died June 9th 2022 at age 95.

This QO further proves it

 

Easy mistake to make! :D

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On 03/05/2021 at 18:59, edm88 said:

I've begun to look at Roark and he is an odd one. Los Angeles/Hollywood newspaper clippings state he was "from the East", a "medical student from Chicago", and a member of the 11th Airborne Division in WWII, but I haven't been able to find anything with those clues yet. I'm wondering if "Roark" was a stage name. The 1926 DOB comes from the US Public Records Index under a Robert R Roark living in Beverly Hills to the 1990s, but no connection to that person being an actor, and I haven't yet been able to track that person's origins.

@Ulitzer95 Well, after much frustration I've finally been able to solve Robert Roark, and have confirmed that his birth name was George Isaacs Abt, and perhaps surprisingly, the 19 Oct 1926 date of birth is indeed correct. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Dr. William Leon Abt, an optometrist, and his wife, Cybelle Sachnoff, an opera singer originally from Kiev, Ukraine. This perfectly matches up with a 1954 newspaper clipping from Memphis - see below - which states that the actor Robert Roark was the son of a doctor, though they named him as Dr. William Roark of Chicago. There are also countless newspaper references that state he was from Chicago and attended the Universir of Illinois for a short time as well as Kentucky Military Institute, so this seems to line up. This biographical directory entry of American Jews for Cybelle Abt confirms her sons's stage name (screenshot below), as do census, birth and marriage records, as well as his WWII Draft card.

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Robert Roark later was the president of a film production company, Brigadier Films, alongside his partner Roger S. (Rick) Markle; his mother, Cybelle Abt was listed as secretary-treasurer here (screenshot below). He married Anita M Guile in 1974; Robert Roark and Anita M Roark seem to have had an address still listed in Beverly Hills, California in the mid-late 2000s, so he could very well still be alive. Definitely one of the tougher ones here! Will keep looking into William Glover. I did find a decent amount of identifying clues (names of his wife and children, approximate timeframes where he lived) as well as activity up to at least 1977, but am still spinning my tires in place.

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This is a very obscure one, but maybe someone can help me with this: English actress Kathleen Helme (IMDB).

 

She looks quite old on her appearances in Corrie and Emmerdale during 1960s and 1970s, which is why I assumed she died decades ago. However, there is this tweet from 2020, posted by an antique seller who is claiming to sell stuff from her estate, which suggest she might've died only a few years back.

 

Find a Will has a Kathleen Mary Helme who died on 30 December 2019. Could this be the same person? There is no birth date on IMDB, which makes research quite difficult. Searching FreeBMD, the closest match seems to be a Kathleen M Helme born in Q2/1921.

 

Only other info I have is that she graduated from RADA in 1948 and that she appeared in a radio play called The Linden Tree in 1997.

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On 09/12/2021 at 08:20, Gisooo said:

What about British actress Annabel Maule, she is marked as having no evidence for her being alive for years, is she alive or not??? (Wiki@Ulitzer95

Seems to have still been living circa 2010. Appears that she later settled in Nairobi, Kenya, as that is where both of her parents also moved (they died in Mombasa and are buried there). Would not be surprised is she died off the radar sometime in the last two decades, though.

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16 hours ago, Grimgrass said:

This is a very obscure one, but maybe someone can help me with this: English actress Kathleen Helme (IMDB).

 

She looks quite old on her appearances in Corrie and Emmerdale during 1960s and 1970s, which is why I assumed she died decades ago. However, there is this tweet from 2020, posted by an antique seller who is claiming to sell stuff from her estate, which suggest she might've died only a few years back.

 

Find a Will has a Kathleen Mary Helme who died on 30 December 2019. Could this be the same person? There is no birth date on IMDB, which makes research quite difficult. Searching FreeBMD, the closest match seems to be a Kathleen M Helme born in Q2/1921.

 

Only other info I have is that she graduated from RADA in 1948 and that she appeared in a radio play called The Linden Tree in 1997.

Here is the GRO reference for Kathleen Mary Helme, died 30 Dec 2019, appears to likely be the same person.

 

HELME, KATHLEEN  MARY   1921  
GRO Reference:  DOR  Q1/2020 in BRIGHTON AND HOVE  (452-1A)  Entry Number 520084911
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Does anyone know if Carole Gray (Wiki) is still alive? Could she be living in South Africa, Zimbabwe or in UK? 

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4 hours ago, whoismakoto said:

Does anyone know if Carole Gray (Wiki) is still alive? Could she be living in South Africa, Zimbabwe or in UK? 

As far as I read, she has returned to South Africa some time ago and I hope like Annabel Maule she did not die off the radar.

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11 hours ago, whoismakoto said:

Does anyone know if Carole Gray (Wiki) is still alive? Could she be living in South Africa, Zimbabwe or in UK? 

Carole Gray is on my Facebook friends list.  None of the above.

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Notable mentions in (Spring–Summer) issue of Equity magazine

Ginni Barlow (IMDb) c. 1937–2022 / Gladys in 68 episodes of Take the High Road
June Brown OBE (wiki) 1927–2022 / Dot Cotton in EastEnders; DL hit
Denise Bryer (wiki) 1928–2021 / Gerry Anderson voice actress; once married to Nicholas Parsons (1923–2020)
Harriet Buchan (IMDb) 19??–202? / Played Taggart's wife, Jean, from 1985 to 1995
Diana Calderwood (IMDb) 1927–202? / Supporting actress; wife of actor Raymond Young (1918–2011)
Wyn Calvin MBE (wiki) 1925–2022 / Welsh comedian and pantomime dame
Geoffrey Chater (wiki) 1921–2021 / Crime drama series regular; poet
Sir Jeremy Child, 3rd Baronet (wiki) 1944–2022 / A Fish Called Wanda, Wimbledon, Darkest Hour
Stephen Critchlow (wiki) 1966–2021 / theatre and radio regular
Angela Crow (wiki) 1935–2022 / Doreen Lostock in Coronation Street, from 1961 to 1963
Rowland Davies (IMDb) 1941–202? / Johnny English, Wives and Daughters, Persuasion
Joe D'Orazio (wiki) 1922–2022 / Golden era wrestler turned referee
Mark Elwes (IMDb) 1931–2021 / Department S, A Fish Called Wanda, Diamonds Are Forever
Maggie Fox (IMDb) 1963–2022 / The Forsyth Saga, Coronation Street, How Do You Want Me?
Sylvie Gatrill (IMDb) c. 1951–2022 / Lesley Donnelly in Brookside; Mrs. Cullen in Bread
Josephine Gordon (IMDb) 1931–202? / Supporting actress on television, mainly during the 1960s
Cynthia Grenville (IMDb) 1931–2021 / Maren in Doctor Who; Lady Constance in Poldark
Jack Hedley (wiki) 1929–2021 / For Your Eyes Only, The New York Ripper, Colditz
Roy Holder (wiki) 1946–2021 / Romeo and Juliet, Pride & Prejudice, Doctor Who, Robin Hood
Bernard Holley (wiki) 1940–2021 / Doctor Who, The Tripods, Doctors
Gerald Home (wiki) 1950–2021 / Various roles in Return of the Jedi
Sally Ann Howes (wiki) 1930–2021 / Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Tony nominee
Anna Karen (wiki) 1936–2022 / Olive in One The Buses; Aunt Sal in EastEnders
Jo Kendall (wiki) 1940–2022 / Peggy Skilbeck in Emmerdale; I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again regular
Melody Lang (IMDb) 19??–202? / Mrs Taylor in Fawlty Towers; wife of Andrew Sachs (1930–2016)
Sheila Latimer (IMDb) 1923–2021 / Scottish television actress, prominent from the 1960s to the 1990s
Leon Lissek (wiki) 1939–202? / Bruno in EastEnders; The Sullivans, Time Bandits **often discussed on here, a DDP miss**
George Little (IMDb) 1928–2022 / Fiddler on the Roof, Evita, Poirot
John Livesey (IMDb) 19??–202? / PC Stack in Z-Cars; Doctor Who 
Tina May (wiki) 1961–2022 / Jazz vocalist; ex-wife of jazz drummer and composer Clark Tracey (b. 1961)
David McKail (IMDb) 1938–2021 / Cllr Robert Watt in High Road; Derek Munro in Taggart; Dr Mckenzie in A Touch Of Frost
Clare Owen (IMDb) 19?? – 202? / Louise Borelli in Crossroads: Kings Oak; Rosemary Frazer in Coronation Street
Larry Parker (IMDb) 1929–2021 / Writer and storyteller for Jackanory
Brian Peck (IMDb) 1930–2021 / Coronation Street, Doctors, Last Of The Summer Wine
Ron Pember (wiki) 1934–2022 / The Invisible Man, Secret Army, American Playhouse
Morris Perry (wiki) 1925–2021 / Doctor Who, The Count of Monte Cristo, Midsomer Murders
David Pugh (wiki) 19??–202? / Burke & Hare, Armchair Cinema, The Sex Thief
Ralph Riach (wiki) 1936–2022 / Braveheart, Cloud Atlas, Taggart
George Rossi (wiki) 1961–2022 / Duncan Lennox in The Bill
Graham Skidmore (wiki) 1938–202? / "Our Graham", the voiceover of Blind Date (1985–2002) **surprised this one is off radar**
John Stahl (wiki) 1953–2022 / Rickard Karstark in Game of Thrones; Tom Kerr in High Road
Pauline Tooth (IMDb) 1930–202? / Television presenter during the 1950s
Gary Waldhorn (wiki) 1943–2022 / Cllr David Horton in The Vicar of Dibley; Lionel in Brush Strokes
Terry Wale (IMDb) 1938–2021 / Z-Cars, High Road, Emergency-Ward 10
John Warman (IMDb) 19??–202? / The Crown, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charles West (IMDb) 1927–202? / Julius Caesar, The Forsyte Saga, Crown Court
Jennifer Wilson (wiki) 1932–2022 / Nicholas Nickleby, Doctors, Coronation Street
Jeremy Young (wiki) 1934–2022 / Doctor Who, Coronation Street, EastEnders, Z-Cars

Quite a few off radar names there, including at least three (Lissek, Pugh and Skidmore) who are still marked as living on Wiki. Surely obits have to come through for Lissek and "Our Graham"?

For anyone who wants to read the full list, it's available here for free.

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12 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Jennifer Wilson (wiki) 1932–2022 / Nicholas Nickleby, Doctors, Coronation Street

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Did Jeremy Young ever obit? He was on my Scouse theme for DDP last year.

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7 minutes ago, Handrejka said:

Did Jeremy Young ever obit? He was on my Scouse theme for DDP last year.


He didn't obit anywhere, other than some mentions of a couple of Doctor Who sites. You dodged a bullet on that one...

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If anyone wants a challenge...

A list of names from my Wikipedia watchlist, who have had their pages edited with a death date/year at some point but it's been reverted back because it wasn't supported by a reliable source. If anyone comes across sources for these deaths, let me know and I'll kill them off properly on Wiki ;) 

b. 1914: 
Hans Sommer (German S.S. officer during WWII) POSSIBLY DIED 31 OCTOBER 1987

b. 1916
Alexandra Tillson Filer (American metallurgist and collector) POSSIBLY DIED 4 JANUARY 2015
James Arthur Ewing (American politician; Gov. of American Samoa) POSSIBLY DIED 1991

b. 1918
Roma Wilkinson (American songwriter) POSSIBLY DIED 2013
Yuk-Yi Yung (Chinese-born Hong Kong actress) POSSIBLY DIED 2008


b. 1919
Ken Draper (Canadian football player) POSSIBLY BORN 1918 / POSSIBLY DIED 1983


b. 1920
Amelia Abascal (Spanish-born Mexican painter and sculptor) POSSIBLY DIED 9 SEPTEMBER 1987
Fred Kohler (German-born American inventor and author) POSSIBLY DIED 7 AUGUST 2014

b. 1921
Boomie Richman (American jazz tenor saxophonist) POSSIBLY DIED 2016
Cao Keqiang (Chinese diplomat; Amb. to Syria, Sweden and France) POSSIBLY DIED 1999
Jacinto Marques (Portuguese footballer) POSSIBLY DIED 7 OCTOBER 2000

b. 1923
Ajit Chandra Chatterjee (Indian civil servant) POSSIBLY DIED 2010
Al Besselink (American golfer) POSSIBLY DIED 10 APRIL 2017
Paul Muller (Swiss actor in Italian films) POSSIBLY DIED 2 SEPTEMBER 2016
Syed Darbar Ali Shah (Pakistani civil servant) POSSIBLY DIED 20 JUNE 1996


b. 1924

Geoffrey Drayton (Barbadian novelist, poet and journalist) POSSIBLY DIED 28 AUGUST 2014
Gerald Moore (British scholar of poetry) POSSIBLY DIED 2004
José Manuel Martín (Spanish film and television actor and broadcaster) POSSIBLY DIED 12 APRIL 2006
Mel Ford (Welsh rugby league player) POSSIBLY DIED 2000
Sonny Leste
r (American music producer and jazz trumpeter) POSSIBLY DIED 28 APRIL 2018

b. 1926
Klara Post (Dutch Olympic gymnast) POSSIBLY DIED 12 JANUARY 2022

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9 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


b. 1919
Ken Draper (Canadian football player) POSSIBLY BORN 1918 / POSSIBLY DIED 1983

 

There's a BillionGraves entry for a Kenneth Draper, buried to Manitoba, where he has lived according to Wiki. Birth and death year match to your info as well.

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