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On October 2nd 1985, Rock Hudson died at the age of 59. Rock is remembered for his three romantic comedy films he made with Doris Day. Rock and Doris are thought of as the best romantic comedy team in Hollywood history.
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On October 3, 1998, British actor Roddy Mc Dowell died at age 70. He starred in Cleopatra and in Midnight Lace with Doris Day.


On October 3- 2004, actress Janet Leigh died at age 77. She starred in Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho.
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On October 10 - 1985, actor and director Orson Welles died at age 70. His films include Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil and The Lady From Shanghai.

On October 10- 1985, actor Yul Brynner died at age 65. His films include The Ten Commandments, The King and I, Anastasia and Westworld.

On October 10 - 2004, actor Christopher Reeve died at age 52. His films include Superman and Somewhere In Time.
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On October 14 - 1959, leading man Errol Flynn died at age 50. Some of his famous films are The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood and Dodge City.

On October 14 -1977 actor Bing Crosby died at age 74. His famous films are White Christmas, The Bells of St. Mary's and The Country Girl. He made a series of comedy Road pictures with Bob Hope.

On October 14 - 2016, legendary British actress Jean Alexander died at age 90. She played the beloved character Hilda Odgen on Coronation Street from 1964 to 1987. She also starred in the 1989 film Scandal.
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On October 31 - 1993, brilliant young actor River Phoenix
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His outstanding films include Stand By Me, My Own Private Idaho, Running On Empty, The Mosquito Coast, and Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.
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On November 6 - 1990, one of Hollywood's legendary actresses Gene Tierney died at age 70.

Her classic films include Laura, Leave Her To Heaven, The Razor's Edge and Heaven Can Wait.

I love seeing her play opposite Tyrone Power in The Razor's Edge, Son of Fury and That Wonderful Urge. Their chemistry is magic.
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Johnny, one of my favorite old films with Gene Tierney is "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir." She and Rex Harrison really worked well onscreen together, I think.

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Thanks Musiclover for mentioning The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Gene Tierney's lovely performance in that film is beautifully contrasted with her mesmerizing intense performance in Leave Her To Heaven.

Like Doris, I think Gene Tierney was underappreciated as an actress.
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On November 15 - 1958, one of Hollywood's most characteristic and handsome leading men, Tyrone Power, died suddenly at age 44 of a heart attack.

Some of his films are:

Jesse James
The Razor's Edge
The Mask of Zorro
Witness For The Prosecution
Nightmare Alley
The Black Swan

and his last film, Solomon and Sheba which he was working on when he died.
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On November 19-2004, Doris Day's son Terry Melcher died age 62. Trombonist Al Jordan was Terry's father.

Terry was born on February 8 - 1942. Doris named him Terry after one of her favourite characters in the action - adventure comic strip, Terry and The Pirates which ran from 1934 to 1973.

Terry became a well known record producer and song writer.

Ironically, on November 19-2017, criminal cult leader responsible for the murder of actress Sharon Tate and others , Charles Manson, died in prison at age 83. Terry was on Manson's kill list. Manson thought Terry lived at the Sharon Tate house. Terry and his partner Candice Bergen had moved from the house a few months earlier.

Terry and Doris were under police protection from 1969 until 1971.
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On December 8- 1954, veteran actress Gladys George died at age 50. She starred as Doris Day's mother in Lullaby of Broadway. She started her film career at age 15 in1919.

On December 8 - 1980, legendary musician John Lennon died age 40.

Some of his films are Help, A Hard Day's Night, and Yellow Submarine.
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Trivia about Gladys George: She was nominated for a best actress Oscar in the late 1930s.

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Thanks Musiclover!

Yes, Gladys George was nominated for a best actress Academy award for her role as a scarlet woman who leads two lives as she raises two orphans in the 1936 film, Valiant Is The Word for Carrie.
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On December 9- 2013, leading lady and Academy award nominated actress Eleanor Parker died at age 91. She starred in Caged, Detective Story and The Sound of Music.
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On December 14th 1993, legendary actress Myrna Loy died at age 88. She starred with Doris Day in Midnight Lace.

She starred in six Thin Man film series with William Powell. She mad a total of fourteen films with him.
She also starred in The Best Years of Our Lives and The Great Ziegfeld.


On December 14th 2003, actress Jeanne Crain died at age 78. She starred as Gene Tierney's sister in Leave Her To Heaven, Pinky and A Letter To Three Wives.


On December 14th 2013, actor Peter O'Toole died at age 81. He starred in the classic Lawrence of Arabia, The Ruling Class, Beckett, and The Lion in Winter.
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On January 2 - 1963, Doris Day's co-star in three films, Jack Carson died at age 52. He starred in Romance On The High Seas, My Dream is Yours, and It's A Great Feeling.
Jack also starred with Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce.

On January 2 - 1963, musical and dramatic actor and director Dick Powell died at age 58. He starred in the classic film noir, Murder My Sweet. He was married to actress June Alyson.

He directed the 1956 film The Conqueror starring John Wayne, Susan Hayward and Agnes Morehead.
The Conqueror was produced by Howard Hughes and partly filmed near St. George Utah which was near the government nuclear testing site. It is believed that the 91 people working on The Conqueror that died from various forms of cancer is related to the fallout from the testing.

Howard Hughes felt so guilty about the deaths that he paid 12 million dollars to purchase all the rights to the film to keep it out of circulation. In 1979, Universal Pictures bought the rights to the film from the Hughes estate.
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On January 14-1957, film legend Humphrey Bogart died at age 57.

Some of his films include Casablanca, To Have and To Have Not, The Big Sleep and In A Lonely Place, The Maltese Falcon and The African Queen.

On January 14 - 1977, actor Peter Finch died at age 60.

Finch's films include The Nun's Story, Sunday Bloody Sunday, I Thank A Fool, and Network.


On January 14 - 1986, Donna Reed died at age 64.
Donna's films include It's A Wonderful Life, From Here To Eternity, Chicago Deadline and Scandal Sheet.

On January 14 - 2006, two time Academy award winning actress in a supporting role Shelley Winters died at age 85.
Her films include A Place In The Sun, The Diary of Anne Frank, A Patch of Blue, Lolita, The Poseidon Adventure, and Alfie.


On January 14 - 2016, actor Alan Rickman died at age 69.
Some of his films include Robin Hood, Prince of Thrives, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows,
Close My Eyes, The Butler, Sense and Sensibility and the brilliant Truly, Madly Deeply.
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On January 17, 2005, actress Virginia Mayo died at age 84.

Some of her films are: The Best Years of Our Lives, White Heat, Red Light as well as The West Point Story and Starlift with Doris Day.
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UK today,17/01/2020; Gene Pitney died in his sleep after a sold-out concert in Cardiff, Wales, where the audience gave him a standing ovation. Forgotten in his native USA he has had great success touring in the UK for years.



Gene Pitney and Marc Almond (singer and a big fan of Gene) perform Gene's "Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart".
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On January 19, 2000, leading lady Hedy Lamarr died at age 86.
Hedy starred in Gold On The Streets and Samson and Delilah.

On January 19th , 2019 actress Dorothy, Malonedied at age 93.
She starred in The Big Sleep, Young At Heart , andThe Last Voyage. She won the Academy award for best supporting actress in Written On The Wind.
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Two legends of the siver screen died on this day:

On January 20 - 1990, brilliant actress Barbara Stanwyck died at age 82.
Barbara starred in the classic films, Stella Dallas, Christmas In Connecticut, Ball of Fire, Double Indemnity, Sorry Wrong Number and Executive Suite.


On January 20 - 1993, radiant actress Audrey Hepburn died at age 63.
Audrey starred in the memorable film classics, Roman Holiday, The Nun's Story, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Charade, and the thriller Wait Until Dark.
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On January 22-2008, actor Heath Ledger died at age 28.
Some of his films are Brokeback Mountain, A Knight's Tale and The Dark Knight. Heath won the Academy award for best supporting actor for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight.

On January 22 - 2010, British actress Jean Simmons died at age 80.

She starred in the films The Robe, Guys and Dolls and Spartacus.
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On January 24 - 1986, Gordon Mac Rae died at age 64.

Gordon starred in five movies with Doris Day. These movies are: Starlift, The West Point Story, On Moonlight Bay, By The Light of The Silvery Moon and Tea For Two.

Gordon also starred in the musicals Oklahoma and Carousel.
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On January 25 - 1990, legendary actress Ava Gardner died at age 67.
Ava starred in the films:
The Killers
The Snows of Kilamanjaro
The Night of The Iguana
On The Beach


On January 25- 2017, actress Mary Tyler Moore died at age 80.
Mary starred in the films:

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Ordinary People
Six Weeks


On January 25 - 2017 British actor John Hurt died at age 77.

John starred in the films:

A Man For All Seasons
Midnight Express
The Elephant Man
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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On February 5 - 1969, comedic and dramatic actress Thelma Ritter died at age 63.

Thelma was nominated for the Academy Award for Best As supporting actress six times for the films:


All About Eve
The Mating Season
With A Song In My Heart
Pickup on South Street
Pillow Talk
Birdman of Alcatraz
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