1958 deaths

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  1. Tyrone Power

    Tyrone Power


    Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. (May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958), was an American film, stage and radio actor. From 1930s to the 1950s Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads. His better-known films include The Mark of Zorro, Blood and Sand, The Black Swan, Prince of Foxes, Witness For The Prosecution, The Black Rose, and Captain from Castile. Power's favorite film that he starred in was Nightmare Alley.

  2. Estelle Taylor

    Estelle Taylor


    Estelle Taylor (May 20, 1894 – April 15, 1958) was an American actress whose career was most prominent during Hollywood's silent film era of the 1920s.

  3. Johnny Stompanato

    Johnny Stompanato


    John "Johnny" Stompanato (October 10, 1925 – April 4, 1958), also known as "Handsome Harry", "Johnny Stomp", "John Steele", and "Oscar", was a former United States Marine who became a bodyguard and enforcer for gangster Mickey Cohen.

  4. Helen Twelvetrees

    Helen Twelvetrees


    Helen Marie Twelvetrees (December 25, 1908 – February 13, 1958) was an American movie and theatre actress, who became a top female star through a series of "women's pictures" in the early 1930s.

  5. Ronald Colman

    Ronald Colman


    Ronald Charles Colman (9 February 1891 – 19 May 1958) was an English actor, popular during the 1930s and 1940s. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for A Double Life (1947) and received nominations for Random Harvest (1942) and Bulldog Drummond/Condemned (1929, nominated for his work in both). Colman starred in several classic films, including A Tale of Two Cities (1935), Lost Horizon (1937) and The Prisoner of Zenda (1937).

  6. Priscilla Lawson

    Priscilla Lawson


    Priscilla Lawson (March 8, 1914 – August 27, 1958), born Priscilla Shortridge, was an American actress best known for her role as Princess Aura in the original Flash Gordon serial (1936).

  7. Michael Todd

    Michael Todd


    Michael "Mike" Todd (June 22, 1909 – March 22, 1958) was an American theater and film producer, best known for his 1956 production of Around the World in 80 Days, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. He is known as the third of Elizabeth Taylor's seven husbands and is the only one whom she did not divorce (although he died in an accident a year after their marriage). He was the driving force behind the development of the eponymous Todd-AO widescreen film format.

  8. Tala Birell

    Tala Birell


    Tala Birell (10 September 1907 – 17 February 1958) was a Romanian stage and film actress.

  9. Edna Purviance

    Edna Purviance


    Edna Purviance (/ˈɛdnə pərˈvəns/; October 21, 1895 – January 11, 1958) was an American actress during the silent movie era. She was the leading lady in many of Charlie Chaplin's early films and in a span of eight years, she appeared in over 30 films with him.

  10. Robert Donat

    Robert Donat


    Friedrich Robert Donat (18 March 1905 – 9 June 1958) was an English film and stage actor. He is best remembered for his roles in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939), the latter for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.

  11. Boots Mallory

    Boots Mallory


    Patricia "Boots" Mallory (October 22, 1913 – December 1, 1958) was an American film actress, dancer and model.

  12. Barbara Bennett

    Barbara Bennett


    Barbara Jane Bennett (August 13, 1906 – August 8, 1958) was an American stage and film actress and dancer.

  13. Alma Bennett

    Alma Bennett


    Alma Bennett (April 9, 1904 – September 16, 1958) was an American film actress of the silent era. She appeared in 64 films between 1915 and 1931. She was born in Seattle, Washington and died in Los Angeles, California.

  14. Big Bill Broonzy

    Big Bill Broonzy


    Big Bill Broonzy (June 26, 1893 – August 14 or 15, 1958) was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly African-American audiences. Through the 1930s and 1940s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with working-class African-American audiences. In the 1950s a return to his traditional folk-blues roots made him one of the leading figures of the emerging American folk music revival and an international star. His long and varied career marks him as one of the key figures in the development of blues music in the 20th century.

  15. John Hamilton

    John Hamilton


    John Hamilton (January 16, 1887 – October 15, 1958) was an American actor, who appeared in many movies and television programs. He is probably best remembered for his role as the blustery newspaper editor Perry White on the 1950s television program Adventures of Superman.

  16. Rose Stradner

    Rose Stradner


    Rose Stradner (31 July 1913 – 27 September 1958) was an Austrian stage and film actress. She was married to the film director Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

  17. Harry Cohn

    Harry Cohn


    Harry Cohn (July 23, 1891 – February 27, 1958) was the American president and production director of Columbia Pictures Corporation.

  18. Abul Kalam Azad

    Abul Kalam Azad


    Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed Azad ( pronunciation ; 11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958) was an Indian scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement. Following India's independence, he became the first Minister of Education in the Indian government. In 1992 he was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. He is commonly remembered as Maulana Azad; the word Maulana is an honorific meaning 'learned man', and he had adopted Azad (Free) as his pen name. His contribution to establishing the education foundation in India is recognised by celebrating his birthday as "National Education Day" across India.

  19. Evelyn Varden

    Evelyn Varden


    Evelyn Varden (June 12, 1893, Adair, Oklahoma – July 11, 1958, Manhattan, New York City) was an American character actress. She began her career as a teenager in the first decade of the 20th century and was on Broadway by age sixteen in 1910. It was not until the 1930s and into her forties that her stage career took off in the theater, notably playing Mrs. Gibbs, the small town matron who dreams of Paris, in the original production of Our Town. The role was played by Fay Bainter in the 1940 motion picture.

  20. Franklin Pangborn

    Franklin Pangborn


    Franklin Pangborn (January 23, 1889 – July 20, 1958) was an American comedic character actor. Pangborn was famous for small, but memorable roles, with a comic flair. He appeared in many Preston Sturges movies as well as the W.C. Fields films International House, The Bank Dick, and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break. For his contributions to motion pictures, Pangborn has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street.

  21. Mabel Ballin

    Mabel Ballin


    Mabel Ballin (January 1, 1887 – July 24, 1958) was an American motion-picture actress of the silent film era.

  22. Jane Wolfe

    Jane Wolfe


    Jane Wolfe (March 21, 1875 — March 29, 1958) was an American silent film character actress and Thelemite.

  23. H.B. Warner

    H.B. Warner


    H. B. Warner (26 October 1875 – 21 December 1958) was an English film and theatre actor. He was a popular theatre and film actor during the silent era and played Jesus Christ in The King of Kings. In later years he worked as a respected supporting actor, notably in Frank Capra's films.

  24. Emmett Lynn

    Emmett Lynn


    Emmett Lynn (February 14, 1897 – October 20, 1958) was an American film actor. He appeared in over 140 films between 1940 and 1956. He made several television appearances from 1949 until his death, especially in westerns. He was featured in nine episodes of The Lone Ranger during the final decade of his life. He was born in Muscatine, Iowa, and died in Hollywood, California from a heart attack.

  25. Thurston Hall

    Thurston Hall


    Ernest Thurston Hall (May 10, 1882 – February 20, 1958) was an American film actor. At 22 in 1904 he was in the first stage production of Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. He appeared in 250 films between 1915 and 1957 and is remembered for his portrayal, during the later stages of his career, of often pompous or blustering authority figures. Early in his silent career he supported Theda Bara in her vamp-costume dramas.

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