Deaths in Film & Television in 1938

  • Jan 12 Gösta Ekman (senior), Swedish actor (b. 1890)
  • Jan 21 George Melies, French early filmmaker (A Trip to the Moon), dies at 76
  • Feb 18 Alida JM Tartaud-Little, actress (Rotterdam Stage), dies at 64
  • Mar 21 Oscar Apfel, actor (Inspiration), dies at 60
  • May 14 Jacobus C J "Jacques" Hermans, actor (Ghetto), dies at 81
  • Aug 4 Pearl White, US actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline), dies at 49
  • Aug 6 Warner Oland, actor (Werewolf of London, Jazz Singer), dies at 57
  • Sep 4 Clifford Dempsey, actor (Salute), dies at 73
  • Sep 19 Pauline Frederick, American actress (b. 1883)
  • Nov 23 August TC Kiehl, actor (Hope of Blessing), dies at 84
  • Dec 28 Florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48