Today's Deaths in Film & Television History

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  • 1827 Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, actress (Phaedra/Lady MacBeth), dies at 65
  • 1957 William Orlamond, actor (Flesh & Devil, Words & Music), dies at 89
  • 1965 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
  • 1970 Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51
  • 1975 William Hartnell, English actor (first Doctor in Dr Who), dies at 67
  • 1976 James Flavin, actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 69
  • 1976 Ronald Radd, actor (King Lear, Up Jumped a Swagman), dies at 47
  • 1976 Shimen Ruskin, actor (Meyer-Corner Bar), dies at 68
  • 1983 Selena Royale, American actress (Date With Judy, Robot Monster), dies at 78
  • 1984 August "Guus" Oster, actor/director (Carrie), dies at 68
  • 1985 Kent Smith, actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), dies at 78
  • 1990 Palmer Deane, actor (Still of the Night), dies
  • 1990 Paulette Goddard, actress (Hazard), dies in Switzerland at 78
  • 1992 Victoria Kellem Lederman, model, dies of amyloidosis at 52
  • 2005 John Mills, English actor (b. 1908)
  • 2011 John Sullivan, British comedy writer (b. 1946)
  • 2015 Sawyer Sweeten, American actor (Everyone Loves Raymond), commits suicide at 19