Deaths in Film & Television in 1953

  • Jan 4 Arthur Hoyt, actor (Gold Rush Gertie, Lost World), dies at 78
  • Feb 8 Cliff Clark, actor (Golden Hoofs, Kid Glove Killer), dies at 63
  • Mar 5 Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter (b. 1897)
  • May 24 Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
  • May 29 Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (b. 1891)
  • May 30 Dooley Wilson, American musician and actor (b. 1886)
  • Jun 5 Roland Young, actor (David Copperfield, Irene, Dulcy), dies at 65
  • Jun 5 William Farnum, actor (Drifter, Scarlet Letter), dies at 76
  • Jun 8 Godfrey Tearle, actor (39 Steps, Mandy, At Dawn We Die), dies at 68
  • Jul 17 Maude K Adams, US actress (Little Minister), dies
  • Jul 22 Cy Kendall, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown), dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Lewis Stone, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Sep 13 Lewis Stone, actor (Just This Once, Key to the City), dies at 73
  • Oct 6 Porter Hall, actor (Half-Breed, Double Indenity), dies at 64
  • Oct 8 Nigel Bruce, actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman), dies at 58
  • Oct 13 Millard Mitchell, actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter), dies at 50
  • Nov 29 Alfons Fryland, Austrian actor (b. 1888)
  • Nov 29 Sam De Grasse, American actor (b. 1875)
  • Dec 2 Reginald Baker, Australian athlete and actor (b. 1884)
  • Dec 5 Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1911)
  • Dec 29 Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress(b. 1887)