Celebrities who died on July 1

Posted Jun 17, 2012
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  1. Luther Vandross
    #1

    Luther Vandross

    218,100 views

    Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists including Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He later became the lead vocalist of the group Change, which released its certified gold debut album, The Glow of Love, in 1980 on Warner Bros. Records. After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist and released his debut solo album, Never Too Much, in 1981.


  2. Marlon Brando
    #2

    Marlon Brando

    219,375 views

    Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor, film director, and activist. He is credited with helping to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting. A cultural icon, Brando is most famous for his Academy Award-winning performances as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972), as well as influential performances in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), Julius Caesar (1953), The Wild One (1953), Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), Last Tango in Paris (1972) and Apocalypse Now (1979). Brando was also an activist, supporting many causes, notably the African-American Civil Rights Movement and various American Indian Movements.


  3. Virginia Bell
    #3

    Virginia Bell

    136,131 views

    Virginia "Ding Dong" Bell (August 14, 1933 - July 18, 2010) was a topless model and actress. Belle's bust line was 46 inches.


  4. Robert Mitchum
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    Robert Mitchum

    70,903 views

    Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, author, composer, and singer. Mitchum rose to prominence for his starring roles in several classic films noir, and is generally considered a forerunner of the anti-heroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. His best-known films include The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), Crossfire (1947), Out of the Past (1947), The Night of the Hunter (1955), The Enemy Below (1957), Cape Fear (1962), and El Dorado (1966).


  5. Michael Landon
    #5

    Michael Landon

    65,158 views

    Michael Landon (born Eugene Maurice Orowitz; October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959–73), Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974–83), and Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven (1984–89). Landon appeared on the cover of TV Guide 22 times, second only to Lucille Ball.


  6. Margaux Hemingway
    #6

    Margaux Hemingway

    42,416 views

    Margaux Louise Hemingway (16 February, 1954 – c. 29 June, 1996) was an American fashion model and actress. The statuesque Hemingway experienced visible success as a 'supermodel' in the mid-1970s appearing on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and TIME. She signed a million-dollar contract for Fabergé as the spokesmodel for Babe perfume. At the age of 42, Hemingway was found dead in her Santa Monica studio apartment due to a drug overdose.


  7. Sylvia Sidney
    #7

    Sylvia Sidney

    22,010 views

    Sylvia Sidney (born Sophia Kosow; August 8, 1910 – July 1, 1999) was an American actress of stage, screen and film, who rose to prominence in the 1930s appearing in numerous crime dramas.


  8. Anna Karen
    #8

    Anna Karen

    21,216 views

    Anna Karen (born 19 September 1936) is a South African-born English film, television and theatre actress. Prominent in soap opera and comedy her best-known roles are in the sitcoms On the Buses and The Rag Trade. She has also made recurring appearances in soap opera EastEnders from 1996 on a recurring basis. Following the death of the late Stephen Lewis on 12 August 2015, Karen is the sole-surviving member of the main cast of On The Buses.


  9. Claire Kelly
    #9

    Claire Kelly

    13,579 views

    Claire Kelly (March 15, 1934 in San Francisco, California - July 1, 1998 in Palm Springs, California) was an American actress. Born Claire Ann Green, the daughter of a wealthy California rancher, she was trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. She started out as a model in Miami, and appeared several times on the cover of McCall, continuing her modelling career throughout the 1950s. She made the cover of Picture Week in 1956, and was a 1958 Deb Star.


  10. Leslie Brooks
    #10

    Leslie Brooks

    10,113 views

    Leslie Brooks (July 13, 1922 – July 1, 2011) was an American film actress.


  11. Virginia Weidler
    #11

    Virginia Weidler

    9,265 views

    Virginia Anna Adeleide Weidler (March 21, 1927 – July 1, 1968) was an American child actress, popular in Hollywood films during the 1930s and 1940s.


  12. Walter Matthau
    #12

    Walter Matthau

    9,939 views

    Walter Matthau (/ˈmæθ/; October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon, as well as his role as Coach Buttermaker in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie. Besides the Oscar, he was the winner of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony awards.


  13. Dennis Brown
    #13

    Dennis Brown

    8,919 views

    Dennis Emmanuel Brown CD (1 February 1957 – 1 July 1999) was a Jamaican reggae singer. During his prolific career, which began in the late 1960s when he was aged eleven, he recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the major stars of lovers rock, a subgenre of reggae. Bob Marley cited Brown as his favourite singer, dubbing him "The Crown Prince of Reggae", and Brown would prove influential on future generations of reggae singers.


  14. Guy Mitchell
    #14

    Guy Mitchell

    6,889 views

    Guy Mitchell (born Albert George Cernik; February 22, 1927 – July 1, 1999) was an American pop singer, successful in his homeland, the UK and Australia. He sold 44 million records, including six million-selling singles.


  15. Wolfman Jack
    #15

    Wolfman Jack

    7,266 views

    Robert Weston Smith, known as Wolfman Jack (January 21, 1938 – July 1, 1995) was an American disc jockey. Famous for his gravelly voice, he credited it for his success, saying, "It's kept meat and potatoes on the table for years for Wolfman and Wolfwoman. A couple of shots of whiskey helps it. I've got that nice raspy sound."


  16. Sari Maritza
    #16

    Sari Maritza

    5,542 views

    Sari Maritza (17 March 1910 – July 1987) was an actress in British films of the early 1930s.


  17. Karl Malden
    #17

    Karl Malden

    5,274 views

    Karl Malden (born Mladen George Sekulovich; March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) was an American actor. Malden was primarily a character actor who "for more than 60 years brought an intelligent intensity and a homespun authenticity to roles in theater, film and television", especially in such classic films as A Streetcar Named Desire, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, On the Waterfront, and One-Eyed Jacks. Malden later played in high-profile Hollywood movies such as Baby Doll, How the West Was Won, and Patton as well as appearing on U.S. television as Lt. Mike Stone on the 1970s crime drama, The Streets of San Francisco and as the spokesman for American Express. Film and culture critic Charles Champlin described Malden as "an Everyman, but one whose range moved easily up and down the levels of society and the IQ scale, from heroes to heavies and ordinary, decent guys just trying to get along", and at his death Malden was described as "one of the great character actors of his time" who created a number of "powerhouse performances on screen". Malden was also President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1988 to 1993.


  18. Mollie Sugden
    #18

    Mollie Sugden

    4,028 views

    Isobel Mary "Mollie" Sugden (21 July 1922 – 1 July 2009) was an English comedy actress, best known for portraying the saleswoman Mrs. Slocombe in the British sitcom Are You Being Served? (1972-85). She later reprised this role in Grace & Favour (1992-93). Sugden appeared in many other television series, including The Liver Birds, That's My Boy and Coronation Street.


  19. Erik Satie
    #19

    Erik Satie

    3,625 views

    Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925) – he signed his name Erik Satie after 1884 – was a French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early 20th century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, Surrealism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd,becoming acknowledged as "the father of modern music".


  20. Ron Kershaw
    #20

    Ron Kershaw

    2,856 views

    Ron Kershaw (1945 – July 1989) was an American television news executive responsible for several television news innovations. Considered somewhat a genius, Kershaw was the news director in several large cities across the United States including New York, Chicago and Baltimore.


  21. Ben Turpin
    #21

    Ben Turpin

    2,436 views

    Bernard "Ben" Turpin (September 19, 1869 – July 1, 1940) was an American comedian and actor, best remembered for his work in silent films.


  22. Anna Palk
    #22

    Anna Palk

    2,061 views

    Anna Palk (23 October 1941 – 1 July 1990) was an English actress.


  23. Juan Domingo Perón
    #23

    Juan Domingo Perón

    1,486 views

  24. Phyllis Barry
    #24

    Phyllis Barry

    1,130 views

    Phyllis Barry (7 December 1908 – 1 July 1954) was an English film actress. Born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Seth Henry and Bertha (née Giles) Hillyard, Barry appeared in over 40 films between 1925 and 1947.


  25. Clay Felker
    #25

    Clay Felker

    1,132 views

    Clay Schuette Felker (October 2, 1925 – July 1, 2008) was an American magazine editor and journalist who founded New York Magazine in 1968. He was known for bringing large numbers of journalists into the profession. The New York Times wrote in 1995, "Few journalists have left a more enduring imprint on late 20th-century journalism—an imprint that was unabashedly mimicked even as it was being mocked—than Clay Felker."


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