Deaths in Film & Television in 1975

  • Jan 1 Arthur Pierson, actor/director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73
  • Jan 3 Milton J Cross, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87
  • Jan 6 Noel Madison, actor (Jitterbugs, Black Raven), dies at 77
  • Jan 8 Anthony Warde, actor (Big Punch, Buck Rogers), dies at 66
  • Jan 8 John Dierkes, actor (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 69
  • Jan 8 John Gregson, English actor (Rooney, Assassin), dies at 55
  • Jan 9 John Slater, actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58
  • Jan 9 Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent), dies at 77
  • Jan 18 Gertrude Olmstead, American silent film actress, dies at 77
  • Jan 21 Marie Lohr, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel, Escapade), dies at 84
  • Jan 24 Larry Fine, actor (3 Stooges), dies at 72
  • Jan 25 Vivien Kellems, TV hostess (The Power of Women), dies at 78
  • Jan 26 Lubov Orlova, actress (Moscow Laughs, Man of Music, Tanya), dies at 72
  • Feb 1 Richard Wattis, actor (Dick & Duchess, Liberace), dies at 62
  • Feb 3 John Secondari, newscaster (Open Hearing), dies at 55
  • Feb 7 Brendan Fay, actor (Hustler, Man on a Swing), dies at 54
  • Feb 8 Martyn Green, actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Mikado), dies at 75
  • Feb 13 Dagmar Godowsky, actress (Common Law, Red Lights), dies at 78
  • Feb 20 Lillian Fontaine, actress (Suddenly it's Spring), dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Robert Strauss, actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona McCluskey), dies at 61
  • Mar 7 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 73
  • Mar 7 Francine Larrimore, French actress (John Meade's Woman), dies at 76
  • Mar 9 Shirley Ross, actress (Night Vision, Mindkiller), dies at 62
  • Mar 13 Jean Del Val, actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces), dies at 83

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Mar 14 Susan Hayward, American actress (Young & Willing), dies of brain cancer at 56

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward
  • Mar 15 Antonino Rocca, professional wrestler/sportscaster, dies at 49
  • Mar 22 Cass Daley, actress (Red Garters), dies at 59
  • Mar 22 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), dies at 73
  • Mar 24 Muriel Hutchinson, actor (Another Thin Man), dies at 60
  • Mar 27 Gertrude Niesen, American actress (Start Cheering), dies at 63
  • Apr 3 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Sons & Lovers, Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42
  • Apr 10 Marjorie Main, actress (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 85
  • Apr 10 Sophia JW "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream), dies at 86
  • Apr 11 Dorothy Patten, American actress, dies at 70
  • Apr 13 Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60

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Apr 14 Fredric March, American actor (Inherit the Wind), dies of prostate cancer at 77

  • Apr 15 Richard Conte, actor (Four Just Men, Jean Arthur Show), dies at 65
  • Apr 18 Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet), chansonnier/director, dies at 38
  • Apr 22 Mary Philips, actress (Farewell to Arms), dies at 75
  • Apr 23 William Hartnell, English actor (first Doctor in Dr Who), dies at 67
  • Apr 27 Nicholas Soussanin, actor (Last Command), dies at 86

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May 4 Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], comedian (3 Stooges), dies at 77

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard
  • May 9 Philip Dorn, Dutch actor (Enemy Agent, I Remember Mama), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • May 11 Walter Kinsella, American actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 74
  • May 13 Bob Wills, actor (Lone Prairie), dies at 69
  • May 22 Torben Meyer, actor (Viking, Roberta, Sunny), dies at 90
  • May 28 Roy Roberts, actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), dies at 75
  • May 30 Michel Simon, actor (Panic, Plague, Two of Us), dies at 80
  • Jun 3 Ozzie Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 69
  • Jun 4 Evelyn Brent, actress (Nitwits, Last Command, Spy Train), dies at 75
  • Jun 6 Larry Blyden, actor (Joe & Mabel, What's My Line), dies at 49
  • Jun 23 William Hansen, actor (Homebodies), dies at 64
  • Jun 29 Jerry Verno, actor (River of Unrest, Ourselves Alone), dies at 79
  • Jul 2 James Robertson Justice, actor (DR at Large, Dr om Love), dies at 70
  • Jul 7 Barbara Brown, American actress dies at 73
  • Jul 21 Billy West, actor (Jimmy the Gent, Jealousy), dies at 82
  • Jul 21 Fie Carelsen, actress (Malle Gevallen), dies at 85
  • Jul 26 Leigh Whipper, actor (Hidden Eye, Jungle Queen), dies at 98
  • Jul 29 James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54
  • Aug 1 Howard Joslin, actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68
  • Aug 3 Ruth Lee, actress (Middleton Family at 1939 World's Fair), dies at 79
  • Aug 4 John Baragrey, actor (Gamera), dies at 57
  • Aug 11 Howard Wendell, actor (Black Dakotas), dies at 81
  • Aug 17 Sig Arno, Hamburg Germany, actor (My Friend Irma), dies at 80
  • Aug 19 Jim Londos, wrestler (b. 1897)
  • Aug 23 Hank Patterson, actor (Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 87
  • Aug 29 Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74
  • Aug 31 Pierre Blaise, French actor (Lacombe Lucien), dies at 24
  • Sep 4 Walter Tetley, cartoon voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), dies at 60
  • Sep 6 Rien van Nunen, Dutch actor (Spuit Elf), dies at 62
  • Sep 8 John Mylong, actor (Robot Monster), dies at 82
  • Sep 9 Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds), dies at 97
  • Sep 9 John McGiver, actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), dies at 61
  • Sep 9 Minta Durfee, actress (Keystone Comedies, Mickey), dies at 85
  • Sep 18 Pamela Brown, actress (Cleopatra, Beckett, Night Digger), dies at 58
  • Sep 22 Patricia Doyle, actress (Wuthering Heights), dies at 60
  • Sep 23 Ian Hunter, actor/writer (Rockets Galore, Ziegfield Girl), dies at 75
  • Sep 24 Clive Morton, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), dies at 71
  • Sep 24 Ian Hunter, actor (Sir Richard-Robin Hood), dies at 75
  • Sep 25 Bob Considine, newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 68
  • Sep 27 Mark Frechette, actor (Zabriskie Point, Uomini Contro), dies at 27
  • Sep 28 Agnes Windeck, German actress dies at 87
  • Sep 28 Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77
  • Oct 2 Wade Crosby, American actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), dies at 70
  • Oct 6 Henry Calvin, actor (Sgt Garcia-Zorro), dies at 57
  • Oct 18 Al Lettieri, actor (Beautiful but Deadly, Don is Dead), dies at 47
  • Oct 23 Barboura Morris, actor (Wasp Woman, Machine-Gun Kelly), dies at 43
  • Oct 23 Charles Brokaw, actor (Outer Gate, I Cover the War), dies at 77
  • Oct 25 Frank Puglia actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book), dies at 83
  • Oct 31 Joseph Calleia, Maltese-American actor (Jungle Book, Gilda), dies at 78
  • Nov 1 Doro Merande, actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77
  • Nov 1 Jacki Ray, actor (In Like Flint), dies at 58
  • Nov 1 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • Nov 4 Sheila Ryan, American actress (Song of Texas, Great Guns), dies at 54
  • Nov 12 Anthony Ross, TV host (Telltale Clue), dies at 69
  • Nov 17 Kay Johnson, actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), dies at 70
  • Nov 25 Moyna MacGill, actress (Strange Affair of Uncle Harry), dies
  • Dec 5 Jimmy Nervo, actor (Frozen Limits), dies
  • Dec 7 Hardie Albright, actress (Silver Streak, Scarlet Letter), dies at 71
  • Dec 13 Cyril Delevanti, actor (Lucius-Jefferson Davis), dies at 88
  • Dec 14 Arthur Treacher, TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81
  • Dec 17 Frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67
  • Dec 20 William Lundigan, Syracuse NY, actor (Climax), dies at 61
  • Dec 21 William Lundigan, announcer (CBS Mystery Theater), dies at 61