Dennis Farina, a former Chicago policeman turned popular character actor who played the role of a cop on "Law & Order" has died. Farina played a variety of law enforcement officials over his 30 year acting career and appeared in such films as "Get Shorty," "Saving Private Ryan," "Midnight Run," and "Out of Sight." He passed in a hospital in Scottsdale, AZ after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69. (July 22nd)
Mar 23, 1964, Peter Lorre (b.1904), Austrian-American actor (Casino Royale), died at 59. He became a popular featured player in Hollywood crime films and mysteries (in particular with Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet), and became star of the successful Mr. Moto detective series. He died of a stroke. Lorre's body was cremated and his ashes were interred at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood. Vincent Price read the eulogy at his funeral.
James Gleason - Gleason co-wrote The Broadway Melody, the second film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and had a small uncredited role in it. // AKA James Austin Gleason Born: 23-May-1882 Birthplace: New York City Died: 12-Apr-1959 Location of death: Woodland Hills, CA Cause of death: Asthma complications