Deaths in Film & Television in 1942

  • Jan 3 Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70
  • Jan 16 Carole Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey, To Be or Not to Be), dies in a plane crash at 33
  • Jan 31 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (b. 1917)
  • May 10 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
  • May 29 John Barrymore, American actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies from cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure at 60
  • Jul 14 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Neth/French/Belgian painter's model, dies
  • Sep 10 Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, actor, dies in Auschwitz at 63
  • Sep 28 Eva Thatcher, American actress, dies at 80
  • Oct 20 May Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84

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Nov 5 George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

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  • Nov 11 Hector Abbas, actor/director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
  • Dec 5 Buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried