Deaths in Film & Television in October 1985

  • Oct 2 George Savalas, actor (Kojak), dies at 58
  • Oct 2 Rock Hudson, actor (MacMillian & Wife), dies of AIDS at 59
  • Oct 2 Sidney Clute, actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69
  • Oct 3 Charles Collingwood, newscaster (Chronicles), dies at 68
  • Oct 3 Maurice Copeland, actor (Ralph-Those Young Charmings), dies at 74

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Oct 10 Orson Welles, American actor and director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70

Actor and Director Orson Welles
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Orson Welles

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Oct 10 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), dies of cancer at 65

  • Oct 12 Johnny Olsen, TV announcer (Price is Right), dies at 75
  • Oct 16 Claude Stroud, actor (Hobart-Ted Knight Show, Duke), dies at 78
  • Oct 29 John Lodge, actor (Sensation, In Like Flint) and politician (governor R-CT), dies at 82
  • Oct 30 Kirby Grant, actor/singer (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74
  • Oct 31 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (b. 1913)