Deaths in Film & Television in 1957

  • Jan 7 Al White, choreographer (NBC Comedy Hour), dies

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Jan 14 Humphrey Bogart, American actor (Casablanca, Caine Mutiny), dies of cancer of the esophagus at 57

  • Jan 16 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
  • Feb 22 Harry Sothern, actor (Dr Huer-Buck Rogers), dies at 72
  • Mar 12 Josephine Hull, actress (Harvey), dies at 71
  • Mar 13 Lena Ashwell, Engl actress/theatrical manager (Kingsway), dies at 84
  • Mar 31 Gene Lockhart, NYC actor (Going My Way), dies at 65
  • Apr 15 Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (b. 1917)
  • Apr 23 William Orlamond, actor (Flesh & Devil, Words & Music), dies at 89
  • May 1 Grant Mitchell, actor (Great Lie, Laura, Cairo, Conflict), dies at 82
  • May 12 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian/US actor (Grand Illusion), dies at 71
  • May 29 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), commits suicide by drowning at 67
  • Jun 21 Don McBride, actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Flicka), dies at 68
  • Jul 4 Judy Tyler, actress (Princess-Howdy Doody), dies at 24 in car crash
  • Jul 15 George Cleveland, actor (Grampa-Lassie), dies at 74
  • Jul 24 Sacha Guitry, actor/playwright/director (Lovers & Thieves), dies at 72

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Aug 7 Oliver Hardy, American comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies at 65

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  • Aug 24 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), dies at 69
  • Sep 1 Helen Haye, actress (Girl in the Taxi, Spy in Black), dies at 83
  • Oct 23 Frederick Burton, actor (One Way Passage), dies at 86
  • Oct 25 Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Modern Landhaaien), dies at 73
  • Nov 16 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Quality Street, Bank Dick), dies at 67
  • Nov 26 Billy Bevan, actor (White Sin), dies at 70
  • Dec 2 Harrison Ford, American silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73
  • Dec 8 Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), dies at 55
  • Dec 19 John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56
  • Dec 24 Norma Talmadge, US actress (Within the Law, Sign on Bay), dies at 60
  • Dec 27 Alan Bridge, actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66