LifeIn Memoriam In Memoriam: May 2017 By Shain E. Thomas - 1st June 2017 0 217 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 1 of 19 Michael Gurr with actor Kate Fitzpatrick in 2004. Photo: John Woudstra. Michael Gurr (29 October 1961 – 2 May 2017) was an Australian playwright, author, speech writer and screenwriter. Moray Watson (25 June 1928 – 2 May 2017), was an English actor from Sunningdale, Berkshire. Moray Watson's father was killed in Belgium in World War II. He was educated at Eton College. He met his future wife Pam Marmont at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. They went on to marry in 1955 and had two children Emma in 1957 and Robin in 1959, both of whom went into the theatre. His father-in-law was the silent film star Percy Marmont. Lukas Ammann (29 September 1912 – 3 May 2017) was a Swiss actor who appeared mainly in German and Swiss films and television shows. He continued to work steadily for over 60 years. He is best known for his title role in the German television series Graf Yoster. Daliah Lavi (October 1942 – 3 May 2017) was an Israeli actress, singer, and model. Victor Lanoux (18 June 1936 in Paris - 4 May 2017 ) Ludovic in Cousin, Cousine. Victor Lanoux, born Victor Robert Nataf is the son of a Tunisian Jew from Sfax and a Catholic mother from Normandy. He was evacuated for the war; Lanoux is located in La Chapelle-Taillefert, France. He left school at age 14 to become an apprentice varnisher. He has a variety of jobs, including the Simca assembly line, until he served in the army during the Algerian War . He was wounded. His father got a job at the Studio de Billancourt. He learned acting by correspondence course, then a real course. Rosemary Frankau graduated from Rada in her 20s and learned her trade in the flourishing British repertory theatre of the 1950s. Rosemary A. Frankau (1932/1933 – May 2017) was a British actress, born in London, perhaps best known for playing Beattie Harris in nine series of the sitcom Terry and June between 1979 and 1987. Valerie "Val" Muriel Jellay (25 September 1927 – 6 May 2017) was an Australian actress, soubrette, singer, dancer and author. Her husband was fellow Australian actor and comedian Maurie Fields. They were in general considered to be a duo act in the entertainment industry. She was a staple on the small screen from 1957 until her death. Curt Lowens (17 November 1925 – 8 May 2017) was an actor of the stage and in feature films and television, as well as a Holocaust survivor and a rescuer who saved about 150 Jewish children during the Holocaust. Mary Tsoni (Greek: Μαίρη Τσώνη; 1987 – 8 May 2017) was a Greek actress and singer. She was best known for her roles in the films Evil (2005), Dogtooth and Evil: In the Time of Heroes (both 2009). For her role in Dogtooth, she won the award for Best Actress at the Sarajevo Film Festival, and the motion picture itself was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Born in Athens, Tsoni was also the lead singer of a punk band called Mary and The Boy and, prior to her acting career, a make-up artist. Michael Parks (born Harry Samuel Parks; April 24, 1940 – May 9, 2017) was an American singer and actor. He appeared in many films and made frequent television appearances, but was probably best known for his work in his later years with filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Kevin Smith. Nelson Xavier (30 August 1941 – 10 May 2017) was a Brazilian actor. He appeared in more than 95 films and television shows between 1959 and 2017. He starred in the 1964 film Os Fuzis, which won the Silver Bear Extraordinary Jury Prize at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival. Roland Gräf (13 October 1934 – 11 May 2017) was a German cinematographer, film director and screenwriter. In 1982 his film "Märkische Forschungen" won the Findling Award at the National Feature Film Festival of the GDR in Karl-Marx-Stadt (Nationales Spielfilmfestival der DDR). His 1986 film The House on the River was entered into the 36th Berlin International Film Festival. Three years later, his film Fallada: The Last Chapter was entered into the 39th Berlin International Film Festival. In 1991, his film The Tango Player was entered into the 41st Berlin International Film Festival. James "Jimmy" Copley, sometimes credited as Jim Copley (1953 – May 13, 2017) was an English rock drummer. Copley was largely a session musician who has worked with Jeff Beck, Graham Parker, Upp, Paul Young, Magnum, Roger Glover, Ian Gillan and Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Go West, Killing Joke, Tears for Fears, Seal, Tony Iommi and Paul Rodgers. Copley was the drummer with Manfred Mann's Earth Band since 2007. Powers Allen Boothe (June 1, 1948 – May 14, 2017) was an American television and film actor. Some of his most notable roles include his Emmy-winning portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones and his turns as TV detective Philip Marlowe in the 1980s, Cy Tolliver on Deadwood, "Curly Bill" Brocious in Tombstone, Vice-President and subsequently President Noah Daniels on 24, and Lamar Wyatt in Nashville. Oleg Borisovich Vidov (Russian: Олег Борисович Видов; June 11, 1943 – May 15, 2017) was a Soviet and American actor, film director and producer. He appeared in 50 films beginning in 1961. Dina Merrill (born Nedenia Marjorie Hutton; December 29, 1923 – May 22, 2017) was an American actress, heiress, socialite, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Kofi Bucknor (1953 – May 23, 2017) was a Ghanaian actor who starred in the films Heritage Africa (1989), African Timber (1989), and Run Baby Run (2006). He died on May 23, 2017 at the age of 64. Sir Roger George Moore, KBE (14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor. He is best known for playing secret agent James Bond in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985. He also played Simon Templar in the television series The Saint between 1962 and 1969. Jared Christopher Martin (December 21, 1941 – May 24, 2017) was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his role as Steven "Dusty" Farlow in the 1978 series Dallas and for roles on two science fiction TV shows, The Fantastic Journey and War of the Worlds. He died in 2017 at age 75, from pancreatic cancer.