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Horror Almanac – July 2

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1985 – Ashley Tisdale, appeared in “Scary MoVie”.
  • 1980 – Jenny Spain, played the animated corpse in “Dead Girl”.
  • 1970 – Yancy Butler, appeared in “Ravager”, “Shark Week”, “Witchblade”, “Wolvesbayne”, “Lake Placid 3”, “Rage of the Yeti” and “Lake Placid: The Final Chapter”.
  • 1964 – Tim Sullivan, actor/producer who appeared in “2001 Maniacs”, “2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams”, “Chillerama”, “Bloody Bloody Bible Camp”.
  • 1955 – Andrew Divoff, starred in “Neon Maniacs”, “Graveyard Shift”, “Wishmaster”, “Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies”, “Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation”.
  • 1951 – The late Elisabeth Brooks who appeared in the “The Howling,” as “Marsha Quist.” and “Deep Space”.
  • 1946 – Ron Silver who appeared in the films “Timecop,” “The Entity” and “Silent Rage.”
  • 1931 – Robert Ito who appeared in “Women of the Prehistoric Planet,” “Dimension 5” and “Rollerball.”
  • 1927 – Brock Peters who appeared in “Soylent Green” and as “Admiral Cartwright” in “Star Trek IV” and “VI.”
  • 1916 – Ken Curtis, who produced the films “The Giant Gila Monster” and “The Killer Shrews” (in which he played “Jerry Farrell.”)
Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale
Jenny Spain

Jenny Spain
Yancy Butler

Yancy Butler
Andrew Divoff

Andrew Divoff
Elisabeth Brooks

Elisabeth Brooks

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2006 – Comedian Jan Murray, who appeared in the film “Fear City” and “The Vampire” episode of “Kolchak: The Night Stalker,” passed away at the age of 89.
  • 1999 – “Godfather” novelist Mario Puzo, who wrote the screenplays for “Superman” and “Superman II,” passed away at the age of 78.
  • 1997 – Acting icon James Stewart passed away at the age of 89. He starred in the Alfred Hitchcock classic “Rear Window.”
  • 1993 – Fred Gwynne who played “Herman Munster” and co-starred in the films “Fatal Attraction” and “Pet Sematary,” passed away at the age of 66.
  • 1991 – Lee Remick, starred in “The Omen.” She passed away at the age of 55 from cancer.
  • 1973 – George Macready who appeared in the films “The Return of Count Yorga,” “The Human Duplicators” and the TV movie “Night Gallery,” passed away at the age of 64.
Fred Gwynne

Fred Gwynne
James Stewart

James Stewart

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

Houdini 1953
The Maze 1953
Alligator 1980
Big Trouble In Little China 1986
Psycho III 1986
Men In Black 1997
Terminator III: Rise of the Machines 2003

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Written by Michael Juvinall

I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.