Deaths in Film & Television in 1940

  • Mar 1 Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
  • Mar 10 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
  • Apr 9 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
  • May 25 Joe De Grasse, American film director (b. 1873)
  • May 28 Randle Ayrton, actor (Manx Man), dies at 70
  • May 28 Walter Connolly, actor (It Happened One Night, Good Earth), dies at 53
  • Jun 6 E. E. Clive, Welsh actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour), dies at 56
  • Jun 7 James Hall, writer/actor (Millie, Hell's Angels), dies at 39
  • Aug 13 George C Pearce, actor (Hold tat Lion, British Agent), dies at 75
  • Aug 31 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58
  • Sep 25 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), dies at 57
  • Oct 10 Berton Churchill, Canadian actor (b. 1876)
  • Oct 12 Tom Mix, American actor (Texan, Hidden Gold), dies at 60
  • Dec 13 George Regas, Greek actor (b. 1890)
  • Dec 25 Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42