Deaths in Film & Television in 1968

  • Jan 5 Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79
  • Jan 10 Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73
  • Jan 10 Howard Smith, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel), dies at 74
  • Jan 15 John Davidson, actor (Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc), dies at 80
  • Jan 18 Bert Wheeler, actor (Rainmakers, High Flyers, Dixiana), dies at 72
  • Jan 18 John Ridgely, actor (Air Force, Possessed, Big Sleep), dies at 58
  • Jan 18 Lee Tracy, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 69
  • Jan 25 Virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31
  • Feb 4 Ed Baker, actor (Keystone Kops), dies of emphysema at 70
  • Feb 6 C Montague Shaw, actor (Buck Rogers, Planet Outlaws), dies at 85
  • Feb 7 Nick Adams, actor (Interns, Pillow Talk, FBI Story), ODs at 36
  • Feb 9 Barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77
  • Feb 13 Mae Marsh, actress (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies at 72
  • Feb 17 Donald Wolfit, actor (Lawrence of Arabia), dies of heart ailment at 65
  • Feb 19 Ralph Dunn, actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), dies at 65
  • Feb 19 Georg Hackenschmidt, Estonian professional wrestler (b. 1878)
  • Feb 26 Eric Feldary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep), dies of burns at 55
  • Feb 28 Doretta Morrow, actress (Because You're Mine), dies at 41
  • Feb 28 Juanita Hall, actress (Capt Billy), dies at 66
  • Mar 10 Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), dies of cancer at 47
  • Mar 16 June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60
  • Mar 24 Howard Petrie, actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), dies at 61
  • Mar 24 Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (b. 1873)
  • Mar 25 Douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail), dies in Hollywood
  • Mar 30 Bobby Driscoll, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Apr 16 Fay Bainter, actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), dies at 76
  • Apr 20 Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81
  • Apr 21 Toby Halicki, car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt
  • Apr 24 Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Tommy Noonan, actor (Gentlemen Perfer Blondes), dies at 45
  • May 9 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Avengers), dies at 90
  • May 9 Marion Lorne, actress (Aunt Clara-Bewitched), dies at 81
  • May 9 Phil Arnold, actor (Skidoo, Errand Boy, Damn Yankees), dies at 58
  • May 21 Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71
  • May 23 James Burke, American actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81
  • Jun 4 Dorothy Gish, [de Guiche], actress (Home Sweet Home), dies at 70
  • Jun 7 Dan Duryea, actor (Pride of the Yankees), dies of cancer at 60

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Jun 25 Tony Hancock, actor/writer (Call Me Genius, Rebel), dies at 43

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  • Jun 29 Kitty Kelly, actress (Ladies of Jury, Behind Office Doors), dies at 66
  • Jun 30 John Gough, actor (Circus Kid, 2 for Tonight), dies at 73
  • Jul 1 Virginia Weidler, actress (All This & Heaven Too), dies at 42
  • Jul 9 John Indrisano, actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 62
  • Jul 26 Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies
  • Jul 27 Lillian Harvey, actress (Invitation to the Waltz), dies at 61
  • Jul 31 Gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66
  • Aug 19 Sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44
  • Aug 25 John George, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies at 70
  • Aug 26 Kay Francis, American actress (Charley's Aunt, False Madonna), dies of cancer at 63
  • Aug 30 William Talman, actor (Hamilton-Perry Mason), dies at 53
  • Aug 31 Dennis O'Keefe, American actor (Suspicion), dies of lung cancer at 60
  • Sep 3 Isabel Withers, American actress (b. 1896)
  • Sep 18 Franchot Tone, actor (Advise & Consent, Dark Waters), dies at 63
  • Sep 18 Francis McDonald, American actor (Will-Adv of Champion), dies at 77
  • Sep 28 Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
  • Oct 10 Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71
  • Oct 13 Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Oct 15 Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62
  • Oct 18 Lee Tracy, actor (Doctor X, Bombshell, Best Man), dies of cancer at 70
  • Oct 26 Erich Von Stroheim, actor/director (Napoleon), dies of cancer at 52
  • Oct 30 Pert Kelton, actress (Cavalcade of Stars), dies at 61
  • Oct 31 Ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], actor (Ben Hur), dies at 69
  • Nov 5 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Leech Woman, Take a Giant Step), dies at 81
  • Nov 5 Robert Ayres, actor (Battle Beneath the Earth), dies at 54
  • Nov 8 Wendell Corey, actor (11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), dies at 54
  • Nov 10 Gerald Mohr, actor (Christopher-Foreign Intrigue), dies at 54
  • Nov 20 Cathy Lewis, actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50
  • Nov 20 Helen Gardner, silent film actress (Sandra), dies
  • Nov 25 Phil Lord, actor (Stud's Place), dies at 89
  • Dec 1 Hugo Haas, actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66
  • Dec 5 Fred Clark, American actor (Zotz, Auntie Mame), dies of liver ailment at 54
  • Dec 10 Patsy Moran, actress (Children of the Wild), dies at 65
  • Dec 12 Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65