Deaths in Film & Television in October 1981

  • Oct 5 Gloria Grahame, American actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 55
  • Oct 5 Jud Strunk, singer/comedian (Laugh-In), dies at 48
  • Oct 13 Nils Asther, actor (Son of Lassie, Wild Orchids), dies at 84
  • Oct 15 Frank DeKova, actor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies at 71
  • Oct 15 Justin Jud Strunk Jr, comedian (Laugh In), dies at 48
  • Oct 16 Stanley Clements, actor (Boys' Prison, Army Bound, Hot News), dies
  • Oct 22 Michael Granger, actor (Creature with Atom Brain, Pier 5 Havana), dies
  • Oct 24 Deborah Baltzell, actress (Karen-I'm a Big Girl Now), dies at 25
  • Oct 27 John Warburton, actor (King Rat, Cavalcade), dies at 94
  • Oct 30 Georges Brassens, French screenwriter, dies