Deaths in Film & Television in 1948

  • Mar 4 Antonin Artaud, French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51
  • Mar 25 Warren Hymer, actor (Show Them No Mercy), dies at 42
  • Apr 24 Rosita Marstini, actress (I Cover Waterfront, Big Parade), dies at 54
  • May 24 Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • May 29 May Whitty, actress (Gaslight, Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82
  • Jun 26 Lilian Velez, Filipino actress (b. 1924)
  • Jul 5 Carole Landis, US actress (1 Million BC, Topper Returns), dies at 29
  • Jul 9 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, dies from diabetes at 44
  • Jul 11 King Baggot, actor (Tish, San Francisco), dies at 68

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Jul 23 D.W. Griffith, American director/producer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 73

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  • Jul 31 Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Female Revue), dies at 70
  • Aug 13 Edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
  • Aug 13 Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (b. 1897)
  • Aug 31 Billy Laughlin, American actor (b. 1932)
  • Sep 13 Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Golem, Svengali), dies at 73
  • Sep 17 Lillian Brainthwaite, British actress (Man About the House), dies at 75
  • Sep 24 Warren William, actor (Fear, Wolf Man, Madame X), dies at 53
  • Sep 27 Frank Cellier, actor (Spider, Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade), dies at 64
  • Sep 28 E. J. Ratcliffe, English stage and screen actor, dies at 85
  • Oct 13 Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • Oct 15 Edythe Chapman, American actress (b. 1863)
  • Nov 9 Edgar Kennedy, actor (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 58
  • Nov 23 Stanner E V Taylor, US director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71
  • Nov 25 Charles D Brown, American actor (Eve Knew Her Apples), dies at 61
  • Dec 20 C Aubrey Smith, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 85