Deaths in Film & Television in 1972

  • Jan 1 Jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91
  • Jan 1 Maurice A Chevalier, French actor and singer (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • Jan 10 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • Jan 17 Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55
  • Jan 24 Jerome Cowan, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), dies at 74
  • Feb 2 Jessie Royce Landis, actress (North by Northwest), dies at 67
  • Feb 3 John Litel, actor (Big Boss, Crime Doctor, My Buddy), dies at 79
  • Feb 19 John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (b. 1898)
  • Feb 20 Walter Winchell, writer/actor (Dondi, Love & Hisses), dies at 74
  • Feb 22 Walter Sande, actor (Adventures of Tugboat Annie), dies at 65
  • Feb 27 Pat Brady, American actor and singer (b. 1914)
  • Mar 2 Bill Lawrence, news anchor (ABC), dies at 56
  • Mar 20 Marilyn Maxwell, American actress (Champion, The Lemon Drop Kid), dies at 50
  • Mar 30 Peter Whitney, actor (Rough Riders), dies at 55
  • Mar 31 Meena Kumari, Indian actress (b. 1932)
  • Apr 5 Brian Donlevy, actor (Steve-Dangerous Assignment), dies at 73
  • Apr 7 Victor Wong, actor (Mission to Moscow, King Kong) dies at 65
  • Apr 25 George Sanders, actor (Mr Freeze-Batman, Ivanhoe), dies at 65
  • Apr 30 Gia Scala, actress (Garment Jungle, I Aim at the Stars), dies at 38
  • May 3 Bruce Cabot, actor (Diamonds are Forever), dies at 68
  • May 13 Dan Blocker, American actor (Hoss-Bonanza), dies at 43
  • May 15 Nigel Green, actor (Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File), dies at 47
  • May 22 Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Murder Ahoy, VIP's), dies at 80
  • May 24 Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
  • May 24 Gavin Muir, actor (Hollister-Betty Hutton Show), dies at 64
  • May 24 Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (b. 1915)
  • Jul 6 Brandon De Wilde, actor (Jamie), dies at 30 in a car crash
  • Aug 5 Frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71
  • Aug 7 Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer
  • Aug 8 Andrea Feldman, American actor (b. 1948)
  • Aug 14 Oscar Levant, actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), dies at 65
  • Aug 14 Pierre Brasseur, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 66
  • Sep 17 Akim Tamiroff, actor (Hotel Paradisio, Lord Jim), dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Carl Frank, actor (Uncle Gunnar-Mama), dies at 63
  • Sep 26 Charles J Correll, actor/voice (Calvin & the Colonel), dies at 82
  • Oct 4 Colin Gordon, actor (John-Baron), dies at 61
  • Oct 9 Miriam Hopkins, actress (Carrie, Barbary Coast), dies at 69
  • Oct 16 Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80
  • Oct 27 Lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl), dies a day before turning 65
  • Nov 5 Reginald Owen, actor (Above Suspicion, Love on the Run), dies at 85
  • Nov 7 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies at 55
  • Nov 23 Marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56
  • Dec 6 Janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38
  • Dec 15 Edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90