Deaths in Film & Television in 1986

  • Jan 2 Una Merkel, US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Donna Reed, actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
  • Jan 18 Claire James, actress (Jack Armstrong), dies
  • Jan 27 Lilli Palmer, German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
  • Jan 29 Leif Erickson, actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
  • Feb 1 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)
  • Feb 6 William Collier, actor (Up the River, She's My Weakness), dies
  • Feb 10 Brian Aherne, actor (Juarez, My Sister Eileen, Rosie), dies at 83
  • Feb 12 Sid Stone, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
  • Feb 16 Howard Da Silva, Cleve Oh, actor (Ben Franklin-1776), dies at 76
  • Feb 17 Paul Stewart, actor (Opening Night, In Cold Blood, Window), dies
  • Feb 19 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), dies at 63
  • Feb 19 Paul Stewart, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), dies at 77
  • Mar 6 Adolph Caesar, actor (Club Paradise, Soldier's Story), dies
  • Mar 9 Ned Calmer, TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78

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Mar 10 Ray Milland, Welsh actor (The Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945), dies at 81

  • Mar 14 Edith Atwater, American actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), dies at 74
  • Mar 14 Marlin Perkins, TV host (Wild Kingdom) at 80
  • Mar 14 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), dies at 69
  • Mar 17 Hal Buckley, actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies at 49
  • Mar 22 Charles Starrett, actor (Silver Streak, Jungle Bride), dies
  • Mar 24 Sarah Cunningham, actress (Nurse Andrews-Trapper John MD), dies at 67
  • Mar 26 Bartlett Robinson, actor (Wendy & Me, Mona McCluskey), dies at 73
  • Mar 28 Victor J Lopez, actor (Chuey-Man From Atlantis), dies at 39
  • Mar 28 Virginia Gilmore, American actress (Jennie, Western Union), dies at 66
  • Mar 29 Harry Ritz, actor (3 Musketeers, On the Avenue), dies at 79

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Mar 30 James Cagney, actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies in NY at 86

  • Mar 31 Harry Ritz, comedian/actor (Ritz Brothers), dies at 79
  • Mar 31 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 60
  • Apr 13 Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies
  • Apr 14 Horst Bastian, German writer and screenwriter, dies at 46
  • Apr 15 Tim McIntire, actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42
  • Apr 19 Alvin Childress, actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78
  • Apr 26 Bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87

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Apr 26 [William] Broderick Crawford, American actor (Highway Patrol), dies after a series of strokes at 74

  • May 1 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (b. 1905)
  • May 3 Robert Alda, actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain), dies at 72
  • May 7 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor (b. 1949
  • May 9 Herschel Bernardi, actor (Lt Jacoby-Peter Gunn, Arnie), dies at 62
  • May 12 Lee Bonnell, American actor, dies at 67
  • May 22 Martin Gabel, actor (Thief, Marnie), dies at 63
  • May 23 Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue & Gray), dies at 70
  • May 24 Gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (7th Seal, Devil's Eye), dies at 76
  • May 24 Yakima Canutt, actor/director (Diary of a Young Comic), dies at 91
  • May 28 Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), dies at 79
  • Jun 3 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), dies at 81
  • Jun 3 Patricia Wheel, actress (Christine-Woman to Remember), dies at 42
  • Jun 14 Marlin Perkins, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), dies at 81
  • Jun 20 Tim Herbert, comedian (Dagmar's Canteen), dies at 71
  • Jun 23 Nigel Stock, actor (Lost Continent, Young Sherlock Holmes), dies
  • Jun 27 Edna Mae Cooper, actress (Folly of Vanity, Grounds for Divorce), dies
  • Jun 29 Ida Mae McKenzie, American actress, dies at 75
  • Jun 29 Robert Drivas [Robert Choromokos ], American actor (Our Private World), dies of Aids complications at 47
  • Jul 1 Roy Poole, actor (Winds of War), dies at 62
  • Jul 15 Benny Rubin, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), dies at 87
  • Jul 15 Florence Halop, actress (Florence-Night Court), dies at 63
  • Jul 20 Helen Craig, American actress (Snake Pit, They Live by Night), dies at 74
  • Jul 21 Virginia Hewitt, actress (Carol-Space Patrol), dies at 60
  • Jul 21 Ernest Maas, American screenwriter (b. 1892)
  • Aug 3 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), dies at 41
  • Aug 13 Helen Mack, actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), dies
  • Aug 19 Hermione Baddeley, British actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude), dies at 79
  • Aug 19 Lorenzo Tucker, actor (Black King), dies
  • Aug 20 Donn Bennett, TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76
  • Aug 20 Walter Brooke, actor (DA Scanlon-Green Hornet), dies at 71
  • Aug 23 Charles Janssens, Belgian actor (Mira, Malpertuis), dies at 80
  • Aug 25 Allen Case, actor (Deputy, Legend of Jesse James), dies at 51
  • Aug 26 Ted Knight [Tadeus Konopka], American actor (Mary Tyler Moore), dies at 62
  • Sep 1 Murray Hamilton, actor (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 63
  • Sep 6 Blanche Sweet, US actress (DW Griffith movies), dies at 90
  • Sep 12 Frank Nelson, actor (Ralph-I Love Lucy, Jack Benny Show), dies at 75
  • Sep 15 Virginia Gregg, actress (Little Women), dies at 69
  • Sep 17 Patricia Phoenix, English actress (Coronation Street), dies at 62
  • Sep 26 Hugh Franklin, American soap opera actor (b. 1916)
  • Sep 28 Robert Helpmann, actor (Second Time Lucky, Patrick), dies at 77
  • Sep 29 Betty Kean, actress (Amy Tucker-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69
  • Oct 14 [Francis XA] Keenan Wynn, US actor (Dr Strangelove), dies at 70
  • Oct 22 Ivor Francis, actor (Dusty's Trail), dies at 68
  • Oct 22 Jane Dornnacker, WNBC-AM NYC helicopter traffic reporter, dies doing a live traffic report as her copter crashes
  • Oct 23 Lino Ventura, actor (French Detective, Slap, Jig-Saw), dies at 67
  • Oct 25 Forrest Tucker, actor (O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail), dies at 67
  • Oct 29 Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1913)
  • Nov 2 Paul Frees [Solomon Hersh Frees], American voice actor (voice of Boris Badenov in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show), dies at 66
  • Nov 5 Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • Nov 8 Beatrice Kay, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78
  • Nov 10 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (b. 1916)
  • Nov 11 Roger C Carmel, actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54
  • Nov 13 Thierry Le Luron, French humourist (b. 1952)
  • Nov 16 Siobhan McKenna, actress (Doctor Zhivago, Hungry Hill), dies at 63
  • Nov 17 Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71
  • Nov 18 Gia Carangi, American model (AIDS) (b. 1960)
  • Nov 21 Jerry Colonna, actor (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 82
  • Nov 21 Marcelino Sanchez, American actor (b. 1957)
  • Nov 21 Dar Robinson, American film stuntman (b. 1947)
  • Nov 22 Scatman Crothers, actor (Shining, Zapped), dies at 76
  • Nov 26 Scatman Crothers, singer/actor (Shining, Chico & The Man), dies at 76
  • Nov 27 Steve Tracy, actor (Percival-Little House on Praire), dies at 61
  • Nov 28 Herb Vigran, actor (Ernest-Ed Wynn Show), dies at 76
  • Nov 29 Cary Grant, British-born American actor ('Charade,' 'North by Northwest'), dies in Davenport Iowa at 82
  • Nov 29 Herb Vigran, actor (Vampire, Mark of Vampire), dies

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Dec 2 Desi Arnaz, actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), dies at 69 of lung cancer

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  • Dec 10 Susan Cabot-Roman, actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), dies
  • Dec 11 Paul Keenan, actor (Summer Fantasy), dies at 30
  • Dec 13 Heather Angel, actress (Lifeboat, Daniel Boone), dies at 77
  • Dec 18 Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies
  • Dec 26 Elsa Lanchester, actress (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 84
  • Dec 29 Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky, Soviet filmmaker (Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Stalker), dies at 54
  • Dec 31 Lloyd Haynes, actor (Pete Dixon-Room 222), dies at 54