On This Day … 11 September [2022]

People (Deaths)

  • 1987 – Lorne Greene, Canadian actor (b. 1915).
  • 2009 – Larry Gelbart, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928).
  • 2010 – Kevin McCarthy, American actor (b. 1914).
  • 2011 – Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor and model (b. 1971).

Lorne Greene

Lorne Hyman Greene OC (born Lyon Himan Green; 12 February 1915 to 11 September 1987) was a Canadian actor, radio personality, and singer.

His notable television roles include Ben Cartwright on the Western Bonanza and Commander Adama in the original science-fiction television series Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980.

He also worked on the Canadian television nature documentary series Lorne Greene’s New Wilderness and in television commercials.

Larry Gelbart

Larry Simon Gelbart (25 February 1928 to 11 September 2009) was an American television writer, playwright, screenwriter, director and author, most famous as a creator and producer of the television series M*A*S*H, and as co-writer of the Broadway musicals A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and City of Angels.

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy (15 February 1914 to 11 September 2010) was an American stage, film and television actor remembered as the male lead in the horror science fiction film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).

Following several television guest roles, McCarthy gave his first credited film performance in Death of a Salesman (1951), portraying Biff Loman to Fredric March’s Willy Loman. The role earned him a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Andy Whitfield

Andrew Whitfield (17 October 1971 to 11 September 2011) was a Welsh actor. He was best known for his leading role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

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