American actors died in Drowning

Here are 11 famous actors from United States of America died in Drowning:

Spalding Gray

Spalding Gray (June 5, 1941 Providence-January 11, 2004 New York City) also known as Spalding Rockwell Gray, Victor Alexander, Spud or Spuddy was an American screenwriter, actor, playwright, writer and performer. He had two children, Forrest Dylan Gray and Theo Spalding Gray.

Gray was best known for his autobiographical monologues such as "Swimming to Cambodia," "Monster in a Box," and "Gray's Anatomy." These monologues were often performed by Gray himself and explored his own life experiences with topics ranging from his travels around the world to his relationships and personal struggles with depression. Gray was also an accomplished actor, appearing in films such as "The Killing Fields" and "Beaches," as well as television shows like "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Gray experienced a tragic end to his life, committing suicide by jumping from the Staten Island Ferry.

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William Colby

William Colby (January 4, 1920 Saint Paul-April 27, 1996 Rock Point, Maryland) also known as William Egan Colby, William E. Colby or Director William Colby was an American actor. He had one child, Carl Colby.

Actually, William Colby was not an actor but an intelligence officer who served as the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) from 1973-1976. He first joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II, and later became a CIA officer. During his career, he worked on various covert operations, including the Phoenix Program in Vietnam, which aimed to eliminate the Viet Cong infrastructure. As DCI, Colby oversaw major reforms within the CIA, but his tenure was also marked by controversy, particularly the publication of the "Family Jewels" report, which exposed the CIA's involvement in various illegal activities. Later in life, Colby became an advocate for transparency and accountability in the intelligence community. Sadly, he died in a boating accident in 1996.

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Dean Reed

Dean Reed (September 22, 1938 Denver-June 13, 1986 Zeuthen) a.k.a. Dean Cyril Reed, Mr. Simpatia or Red Elvis was an American singer, musician, writer, actor and songwriter. He had three children, Alexander Reed, Ramona Reed and Natasha Reed.

Reed was known for his contributions to Latin American music and his support of socialist movements. He gained popularity in the 1960s with Spanish-language versions of American pop songs and later released his own songs in Spanish and English. In the 1970s, he moved to East Germany, where he continued to perform and became a citizen. He also appeared in several films, including the East German musical film "The Singing Ringing Tree". Despite his socialist beliefs, Reed's music was popular even in the United States, where he had a large fan base. Reed's death in 1986 in East Germany is still shrouded in mystery, although it is widely believed to be suicide.

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David Bailey

David Bailey (October 27, 1933 Newark-November 25, 2004 Los Angeles) was an American actor. He had two children, Pamela Bailey and Xander Bailey.

Bailey was best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s, appearing in numerous TV shows and films, including "Angels Hard As They Come," "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat," and "Rollercoaster." He also had recurring roles on popular TV shows such as "Gunsmoke," "The Streets of San Francisco," and "CHiPs." In addition to his acting career, Bailey was a skilled musician, playing the guitar and singing in a band called The Four Preps. He remained active in the entertainment industry until his death from cancer in 2004.

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James Murray

James Murray (February 9, 1901 The Bronx-July 11, 1936 New York City) also known as Jimmy was an American actor.

He started his acting career on Broadway in the early 1920s but rose to fame with his role in the film "The Crowd" in 1928. Murray went on to act in numerous films and became one of the most sought-after character actors of his time. He was known for his intense performances and has been cited as an influence by many famous actors, including Marlon Brando. Unfortunately, his career was cut short due to his struggle with alcoholism, which ultimately led to his untimely death at the age of 35.

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Joe Flynn

Joe Flynn (November 8, 1924 Youngstown-July 19, 1974 Los Angeles) otherwise known as Joseph Flynn, Joseph A. "Joe" Flynn or Joseph A. Flynn was an American actor and voice actor.

Flynn served in the United States Army during World War II before becoming an actor. He appeared in over 50 films, including The Love Bug, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, and The Rescuers. He also made numerous television appearances during his career, including in popular shows such as Bewitched, The Beverly Hillbillies, and McHale's Navy. Flynn is best known for his role as Captain Wallace B. Binghamton in the television series McHale's Navy. He continued to work in the entertainment industry until his death from a heart attack at the age of 49.

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Owen Davis, Jr.

Owen Davis, Jr. (October 6, 1907 New York City-May 21, 1949 Long Island Sound) a.k.a. Owen Gould Davis, Jr. or Owen, Jr. was an American actor, soldier and television producer.

He was known for his work as a producer on the hit television series "You Are There" and "Suspense". Davis, Jr. also acted in several films and on Broadway, including the original production of "Our Town". During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Forces and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. Unfortunately, Davis, Jr. died at a young age of 41 in a boating accident on Long Island Sound.

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Frank Urson

Frank Urson (November 27, 1887 Chicago-August 17, 1928 Indian Lake) a.k.a. Frank J. Urson was an American cinematographer, film director, actor, photographer and screenwriter.

Throughout his career, Urson worked on over 100 films and is best known for his work on the 1927 film "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans," which won three Academy Awards. Before becoming a filmmaker, Urson worked as a still photographer, even photographing the famous Chicago Cubs baseball team. He began his film career as an actor before transitioning to cinematography and directing. Urson was also known for his work on silent films, many of which have been lost over time. Despite his success in the film industry, Urson died at a young age from a heart attack while on location for his film "The Case of Lena Smith."

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Charles Klein

Charles Klein (January 7, 1867 London-May 7, 1915 Atlantic Ocean) also known as Philip Charles Klein was an American playwright, screenwriter, writer and actor. He had two children, Philip Klein and John V. Klein.

Charles Klein was born in London but his family moved to the United States when he was a child. He grew up in Buffalo, New York and later attended Harvard University. He began his career as a journalist and worked for various newspapers in New York City. He later turned to playwriting and became known for his social dramas that tackled issues such as corruption and poverty.

Klein's most famous play is "The Lion and the Mouse" which debuted on Broadway in 1905 and proved to be a massive success. It was later adapted into a film in 1914 as well as a silent film in 1928. Klein also wrote the screenplay for the 1915 film "Alias Jimmy Valentine" which was based on his own play.

Unfortunately, Klein's life was cut short at the age of 48 when he died in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania during World War I. He was in Europe to cover the war for various American newspapers.

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Eric Fleming

Eric Fleming (July 4, 1925 Santa Paula-September 28, 1966 Tingo MarĂ­a) also known as Edward Heddy or Edward Heddy, Jr. was an American actor.

He was popularly known for his role as Gil Favor in the CBS television series Rawhide. Prior to his acting career, Fleming served in the United States Navy during World War II. He started his career in Hollywood in the early 1950s and appeared in movies such as The Rocket Man, The Deadly Companions, and Love Me Tender. Fleming was known for his rugged features and natural charisma, which made him a favorite among audiences. In addition to his work on Rawhide, he also appeared in other TV shows and films such as High Jungle, A Thunder of Drums, and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Unfortunately, Fleming's life was tragically cut short when he drowned during the filming of the adventure film High Jungle in Peru.

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Michael Showers

Michael Showers (March 14, 1966 Cincinnati-August 22, 2011 New Orleans) also known as Michael H. Showers was an American actor. He had two children, Nathaniel Evan Showers and Nicholas Gracian Showers.

Showers moved to New Orleans in the early 1990s and became a fixture in the city's vibrant performing arts scene. He appeared in several TV shows, including "Treme," "Breaking Bad," and "The Vampire Diaries." He was also a stage actor and performed in productions of "A Long Day's Journey Into Night," "The Glass Menagerie," and "Grease." In addition to acting, Showers was also a respected acting coach and mentor to many aspiring actors in the New Orleans area. Sadly, Showers passed away in 2011 at the age of 45, leaving behind a legacy as a talented actor and a beloved member of the New Orleans community.

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