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Horror Almanac – July 20

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 1975 – Judy Greer, appears in “Jurassic World”, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, “Cursed”, “Carrie”, “The Village”, and more.
  • 1973 – Omar Epps, best known for playing “Dr. Eric Foreman” on “House M.D.” He appeared in the films “Dracula 2000″, “Scream 2″ and “Resurrection (TV Series).”
  • 1947 – Camille Keaton, starred in “I Spit on Your Grave”, “Kung Fu Cannibals”, “Chop”, “The Lords of Salem.”
  • 1941 – Koji Ishizaka who appeared in “Godzilla 1985″ and “Ultra Q.”
  • 1938 – The late Natalie Wood, who appeared in the films “Meteor” and “Brainstorm.”
  • 1938 – Diana Rigg, who appeared in “Theatre of Blood” with Vincent Price,
  • 1925 – Lola Albright who appeared in “The Monolith Monsters” and the TV shows “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” and “The Incredible Hulk.”
Judy Greer
Judy Greer
Omar Epps

Omar Epps
Camille Keaton

Camille Keaton
Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood
Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg

DIED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

  • 2012 – Simon Ward, appeared in “Supergirl”, “The Monster Club”, “Deadly Strangers”, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, “Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed”, and more. He died at 70.
  • 2006 – Robert Cornthwaite, great character actor who appeared in “The Naked Monster”, “Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)”, “The Devil’s Daughter”, “Colossus: The Forbin Project”, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”, “The War of the Worlds”, “The Thing from Another World” and many more. He was 89.
  • 2005 – James Doohan who played “Scotty” in “Star Trek” and all the films and series to follow, passed away at the age of 85. He also appeared in the film “Skinwalkers: Curse Of The Shaman.”
  • 2005 – David Tomblin passed away at the age of 74. Was first assistant director and director on such films as “Superman I & II,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and the TV shows “The Prisoner” and “Space 1999.”
  • 1996 – Randy Stuart who played the wife of “The Incredible Shrinking Man,” passed away at the age of 71.
  • 1995 – Steve Ritch who played the title role in “The Werewolf,” passed away at the age of 73.
  • 1992 – Herman King of the “King Brothers” production team, passed away at the age of 76. He produced the films “Captain Sinbad” and “Gorgo.”
  • 1987 – Richard Egan who appeared in the films “Gog” and “The House That Wouldn’t Die,” passed away at the age of 65.
Simon Ward

Simon Ward
Robert Cornthwaite

Robert Cornthwaite
James Doohan

James Doohan
Steve Ritch

Steve Ritch

FILMS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN HORROR HISTORY

The Picture of Dorian Gray 1915
Atom Man vs. Superman 1950
Francis in the Haunted House 1956
Frankenstein 1970 1958
Dracula 1979

Atom Man vs Superman

Frankenstein 1970 movie poster

Dracula 1979 movie poster

 

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.