Deaths in Film & Television in 1970

  • Jan 7 Robert [Harriot] Barrat, actor (Bad Lands, Go West), dies at 81
  • Jan 19 Hal March, actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
  • Jan 25 Marie Benavente, actress (Paradise), dies at 84
  • Jan 25 Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (Ultraman) (b. 1901)
  • Jan 30 Malcolm Keen, English actor (Uncle Chris-Mama), dies at 82
  • Feb 2 Lawrence Gray, American actor, dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Roscoe Karns, actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), dies at 78
  • Feb 24 Conrad Nagel, actor (Celebrity Time), dies at 73
  • Mar 6 William Hopper, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), dies at 55
  • Mar 10 Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
  • Apr 4 Byron Foulger, American actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70
  • Apr 23 Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51
  • Apr 25 Anita Louise, actress (Gorilla, Anthony Adverse), dies at about 55
  • Apr 26 Gypsy Rose Lee, stripper/actress (Pruitts of S Hampton), dies at 56
  • Apr 27 Arthur Shields, actor (Your Show Time), dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Ed Begley, actor (Mr Koppel-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69
  • Apr 30 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), commits suicide at 35
  • May 14 Billie Burke, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 85
  • May 21 Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
  • May 23 Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68
  • Jun 2 Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • Jun 4 Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
  • Jun 4 Sonny Tufts, actor (Atomic Blonde, 7 Year Itch), dies at 58
  • Jun 11 Frank Silvera, Jamaican actor (High Chaparral), dies at 55
  • Jul 7 Marjorie Rambeau, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), dies at 80
  • Jul 7 Sylvester Wiere, comedian (Wiere Brothers-Ford Festival), dies at 60
  • Jul 14 Preston S Foster, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), dies at 69
  • Jul 17 Juano Hernandez, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74
  • Jul 26 Claud Allister, actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet), dies at 81
  • Aug 1 Frances Farmer, American actress ("The Toast of New York", "Come & Get It"), dies at 56
  • Aug 17 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (b. 1908)
  • Aug 30 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), dies at 53
  • Sep 2 Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show), dies at 64
  • Sep 11 Chester Morris, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69
  • Sep 23 Bourvil, French actor and singer (b. 1917)
  • Sep 29 Edward Everett Horton, actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • Sep 30 Patrick Aherne, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay), dies at 69
  • Oct 8 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934)
  • Oct 17 Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
  • Oct 20 Patrick Wymark, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies at 44
  • Nov 17 Naunton Wayne, actor (Dead of Night), dies at 69
  • Dec 23 Charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • Dec 29 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (b. 1909)