Deaths in Film & Television in October 1983

  • Oct 3 John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
  • Oct 8 Joan Hackett, actress (Group, Flicks, Rivals), dies of cancer at 49

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Oct 10 Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80

  • Oct 12 The Grand Wizard of Wrestling, Wrestling manager
  • Oct 14 Paul Fix, actor (Rifleman), dies at 82 of kidney failure
  • Oct 15 Pat O'Brien, actor (Some like it hot), dies of heart attack at 83
  • Oct 23 Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
  • Oct 23 Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Oct 24 Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35