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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1892: Bert Rumsey, who had a role in the movie in episode 509- THE GIRL IN LOVERS LANE.
1905: Carl Guthrie, cinematographer for the movie in episode 112- UNTAMED YOUTH.
1906: Alan Foster, who played also the jeweler in in the movie in episode 702- THE BRUTE MAN. He also had a role in the TV movie “The Stranger,” seen in episode 305- STRANDED IN SPACE.
1915: Domenico Paolella, screenwriter for the movie “Il Raggio Infernale,” seen in episode 620- DANGER!! DEATH RAY.
1917: Paul Tanner, whose musical theremin could be heard in the movie in episode 402- THE GIANT GILA MONSTER.
1924: Nigel Green, who played the bulletin announcer in the movie in episode 909- GORGO.
1925: Virginia Leith, who played Jan (-in-the-Pan) Compton, in the movie in episode 513- THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE.
1928: Jim MacGeorge, who played Mac the cop in the movie in episode 404- TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE.
1931: Ken Miller, who played Vic the bongo player in the movie in episode 809- I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF.
1934: Peter Haskell, who played Doug Collins in the movie in episode K15- SUPERDOME.
1942: Kyoko Enami, who played Karen in the movie in episode 304- GAMERA VS. BARUGON.
1943: Penny Marshall, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 423- BRIDE OF THE MONSTER.
1951: Roscoe Tanner, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 411- THE MAGIC SWORD.*
1955: Cindy Butler, who played Leslie Ann Walker in the movie in episode 1006- BOGGY CREEK II: AND THE LEGEND CONTINUES.

DIED ON THIS DATE
1958: John Hamilton (age 72), who played Prof. Cushman in the movie in episode 702- THE BRUTE MAN.
1964: Cole Porter (age 73), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 312- GAMERA VS. GUIRON.
1968: Franz Reizenstein (age 57), composer for the movie CIRCUS OF HORRORS, featured in the Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour in 2019.
1981: Frank DeKova (age 71), who, in the movie in episode 315- TEENAGE CAVEMAN, played “the black bearded one” … we think his name was “Alan.” He was also mentioned in a host segment in episode 323- THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU.
1989: Morris Hoffman (age 88), set decorator for the movies in episodes 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST and 809- I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF.
1996: Kemp Niver (age 84), production coordinator for the movie “Monstrosity,” seen in episode 518- THE ATOMIC BRAIN.
2003: Georg Jensen (age 74), who did the sound or the movie in episode 1101- REPTILICUS.
2008: Edie Adams (age 81) who played Joyce in the movie in episode K15- SUPERDOME and who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 514- TEENAGE STRANGLER.
2010: Dorothy Ford (age 87), who played a stripper in the movie in episode 409- THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN.
2019: Igo Kantor (age 89), music editor for the movies in episodes 104- WOMEN OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET and 420- THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS and editor and technical supervisor for the movie in episode 423- BRIDE OF THE MONSTER.

EPISODE PREMIERE ON THIS DATE
1994: Episode 611- LAST OF THE WILD HORSES first shown.

EVENTS ON THIS DATE
1931: Arline Judge, who played Mrs. Hotchkiss in the movie in episode 106- THE CRAWLING HAND, married Wesley Ruggles. She married many times.
1958: The movie “The Trollenberg Terror,” seen in episode 101- THE CRAWLING EYE, is reviewed in Variety.
1978: Jim Stafford, who played Joe “Buffalo Bill” Hickens in the movie in episode 814- RIDING WITH DEATH, married singer Bobbie Gentry.

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** = If this appears next to a birthday, the IMDB indicates that the person has died, but the IMDB does not have a full death date (probably just a month and year or just the year he or she died). If you can give us the exact date (with some sort of proof we can check), please let us know.
** = If this appears next to a death date, the IMDB does not have this person’s full birthday. If you can provide it (with some sort of proof we can check), please let us know.

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RIP Bob Herron

Stuntman Bob Herron, who did stunts for on films such as “Diamonds Are Forever,” “L.A. Confidential” and “Batman Forever” died Oct. 10. He was 97.

MSTies may be aware that he wore monster suits in the movies in episodes 803- THE MOLE PEOPLE and 108- THE SLIME PEOPLE (he also did stunts in the latter film).

Thanks to Gordon for the heads up.

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RIP Juli Reding

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri — Actress Juli Reding, who appeared in more than 20 films and TV shows from the 1950s to the 80s, died here Sept. 16. She was 85.

She was perhaps best known for her performance in 1960’s “Tormented,” — seen in episode 414 — in which she played spurned girlfriend Vi Mason.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

Thanks to Paul for the heads up.