This day in Horror History September 16

Births

 

1985 – Madeline Zima who played “Gretchen Berg” on the TV series ‘Heroes.” She also appeared in the films “The Collector” and “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.”

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1958 – Jennifer Tilly who played “Tiffany” in “Bride of Chucky” and “Seed of Chucky.” She also appeared in “Embrace of the Vampire” and “The Haunted Mansion” as “Madame Leota.”

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1952 – Mickey Rourke who starred as “Ivan Vanko” a.k.a. “Blacklash” in “Iron Man 2.” He also starred in “Sin City” and “Angel Heart.”

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1949 – Ed Begley Jr. who appeared in the films “Addams Family Reunion,” “Batman Forever,” “Amazon Women on the Moon,” and “Transylvania 6-5000.”

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1930 – Anne Francis who starred in “Rocket Man,” “Forbidden Planet” and “The Satan Bug.”

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1927 – Peter Falk better known to a generation of TV viewers as “Columbo.” he also starred in the film “The Bloody Brood” as well as episodes of “The twilight Zone” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

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1926 – Tommy Bond whom we will always remember as “Butch” the bully in the “Little Rascals” comedies. He also played “Jimmy Olsen” in the “Superman serials.” Avoiding the pitfalls of child stardom that befell many of his so-stars, he attended college and became a highly regarded stage and property manager in television, working for such shows as “Carol Burnett” and “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.”

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1922 – Guy Hamilton who directed many of the “James Bond” films as well as “Evil Under the Sun and “The Mirror Crack’d”

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1908 – Steve Pendleton who appeared in “Killers From Space” and “Target Earth.”

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1885 – Arthur Lucan who played “Old Mother Riley” in a series of films, most notably with Bela Lugosi in the film “My Son the Vampire.”

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Deaths

 

2003 – Sheb Wooley who recorded the song “Purple People Eater, passed away at the age of 82.

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2002 – James Gregory who co-starred in “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” and appeared in episodes of the TV series ” Thriller,” “Inner Sanctum” and the “Twilight Zone,” passed away at the age of 90.

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2001 – American International Picture co-founder, Samuel Z. Arkoff (the Z. stands for Zachary) passed away at the age of 83.

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1996 – Gene Nelson who directed the film “Hand of Death,” and for the TV series’ “Star Trek” and “The Invisible Man,” passed away at the age of 76.

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Films released on this date

 

The Most Dangerous Game 1932

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Strange Invaders 1983

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Timecop 1994

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Venom 2005

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Cry_Wolf 2005

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Monster Movie 2008

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The Legend of Bloody Mary 2008

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They Wait 2008

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