Celebrity Deaths - 26 September

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  1. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman


    Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver and team owner; he was also an environmentalist, social activist and philanthropist. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for his performance in the 1986 film The Color of Money, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, and his race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing.

  2. Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer


    Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003) was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was known for his distinctive soulful voice, eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues and sartorial acumen. He found success both in his solo career and with Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the UK and the US.

  3. Gloria Stuart

    Gloria Stuart


    Gloria Stewart, known as Gloria Stuart, (July 4, 1910 – September 26, 2010) was an American actress and artist. Stuart began her acting career in the theater. In the 1930s and 1940s, she performed in little theater and summer stock on both coasts. Her career in the movies spanned from 1932 to 2004—with a twenty-nine year break.

  4. Johnny Lewis

    Johnny Lewis


    Jonathan Kendrick "Johnny" Lewis (October 29, 1983 – September 26, 2012), also credited as Johnny K. Lewis, was an American film and television actor. Lewis is best known for playing Kip "Half-Sack" Epps in the first two seasons of the FX series Sons of Anarchy. He also appeared in supporting roles in the films Underclassman (2005), Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), and The Runaways (2010).

  5. Bessie Smith

    Bessie Smith


    Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer.

  6. Anna Magnani

    Anna Magnani


    Anna Magnani (7 March 1908 – 26 September 1973) was an Italian stage and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, along with four other international awards, for her portrayal of a Sicilian widow in The Rose Tattoo.

  7. Helen Kane

    Helen Kane


    Helen Kane (August 4, 1904 – September 26, 1966) was an American popular singer; her signature song was "I Wanna Be Loved By You." Kane's voice and appearance were a likely source for Fleischer Studios animator Grim Natwick when creating Betty Boop, itself a style originating from Baby Esther although It-girl Clara Bow is another possible influence.

  8. Faith Bacon

    Faith Bacon


  9. Michael Wittenberg

    Michael Wittenberg


  10. Richard Mulligan

    Richard Mulligan


    Richard Mulligan (November 13, 1932 – September 26, 2000) was an American television and film actor best known for his role as Burt Campbell in the sitcom Soap (1977-81) and later as Dr. Harry Weston in Empty Nest (1988-95).

  11. Arthur Hunnicutt

    Arthur Hunnicutt


    Arthur Lee Hunnicutt (February 17, 1910 – September 26, 1979) was an American actor known for his portrayal of wise, grizzled, old rural characters.

  12. Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai

    Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai


    Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai (Tamil: கவிமணி தேசிகவிநாயகம் பிள்ளை; July 27, 1876 – September 26, 1954) was an eminent Tamil poet. Asiya Jothi, Nanjil Nattu Marumakkal Vazhi Manmiyam, and the translation of the work of Omar Khayyam are his masterpieces. He is known for his poetry. In 1940 the Tamil Sangam at its 7th annual conference held at Madras (now Chennai) honored Desigavinayagam Pillai with the title "Kavimani".On 21 October 2005, he was commemorated on an Indian postage stamp.Many of his poems are lessons for the children who learnt Tamil Language in schools around the world.

  13. Lucie Marie Rommel

    Lucie Marie Rommel


  14. Béla Bartók

    Béla Bartók


    Béla Viktor János Bartók (ˈbɑrtɒk; March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest composers (Gillies 2001). Through his collection and analytical study of folk music, he was one of the founders of comparative musicology, which later became ethnomusicology.

  15. Juanita Hansen

    Juanita Hansen


    Juanita C. Hansen (March 3, 1895 – September 26, 1961) was an American silent film actress. Beginning as one of the Sennett Bathing Beauties, she appeared in a variety of serials through the late 1910s. She was well known for her troubled personal life and struggle with addiction to cocaine and morphine. In 1934 she became clean and traveled lecturing on the evils of drugs. She wrote a book about addiction and started her own charity to help raise awareness about drug abuse.

  16. Paquirri



    Francisco Rivera Pérez, known as Paquirri (March 5, 1948 - September 26, 1984), was a Spanish bullfighter.

  17. Jessy Dixon

    Jessy Dixon


    Jessy Dixon (March 12, 1938 – September 26, 2011) was an American gospel music singer, songwriter, and pianist, with success among audiences across racial lines. He garnered seven Grammy award nominations during his career.

  18. Peter Dawson

    Peter Dawson


    Peter Smith Dawson (31 January 1882 – 27 September 1961) was an Australian bass-baritone and songwriter. Dawson gained worldwide renown through song recitals and many best-selling recordings of operatic arias, oratorio solos and rousing ballads during a career spanning almost 60 years.

  19. Alberto Moravia

    Alberto Moravia


    Alberto Moravia (November 28, 1907 – September 26, 1990), born Alberto Pincherle, was an Italian novelist and journalist. His novels explored matters of modern sexuality, social alienation, and existentialism.

  20. Bernadette O'Farrell

    Bernadette O'Farrell


    Bernadette O'Farrell (30 January 1924 — 26 September 1999) was an Irish actress. She was married to the film writer and producer Frank Launder.

  21. George Plimpton

    George Plimpton


    George Ames Plimpton (March 18, 1927 – September 25, 2003) was an American journalist, writer, literary editor, actor, and occasional amateur sportsman. He is widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Review. Plimpton was also famous for "participatory journalism" which included competing in professional sporting events, acting in a Western, performing a comedy act at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and playing with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and then recording the experience from the point of view of an amateur.

  22. Marianna Komlos

    Marianna Komlos


    Marianna Komlos (September 3, 1969 – September 26, 2004) was a Canadian bodybuilder, fitness model and Valet. She is perhaps best known for her stint in World Wrestling Federation in 1999 as Marianna and"Mrs. Cleavage", where she was the Manager and "mother" for a wrestler known as "Beaver Cleavage" a parody of the TV show Leave It To Beaver. Following the termination of the Beaver Cleavage gimmick in a scripted 'storm out' by Charles Warrington due to the absurdity of the gimmick, Marianna was portrayed as the girlfriend of Warrington (now with no gimmick), going by the name of 'Chaz'.

  23. Murder of Jesse Dirkhising

    Murder of Jesse Dirkhising


    Jesse William Dirkhising (May 24, 1986 – September 26, 1999), also known as Jesse Yates, was an American teenager from Prairie Grove, Arkansas, who was kidnapped by two men who bound, drugged, tortured and repeatedly raped him. Dirkhising died from drugging and positional asphyxia during the ordeal.

  24. Betty Carter

    Betty Carter


    Betty Carter (born Lillie Mae Jones, May 16, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was an American jazz singer known for her improvisational technique, scatting and other complex musical abilities that demonstrated her vocal talent and imaginative interpretation of lyrics and melodies. The vocalist Carmen McRae once remarked, "There's really only one jazz singer – only one: Betty Carter."

  25. Jean Gale

    Jean Gale


    Jean Gale (September 13, 1912 – September 26, 1974) was an American vaudeville performer and brief film actress of the 1930s.

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