Deaths in Film & Television in 1991

  • Jan 2 Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jan 4 Berry Kroeger, actor (Demon Seed), dies of kidney failure at 78
  • Jan 4 Harry Krimer, actor (Napoleon), committed suicide at 94
  • Jan 5 John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
  • Jan 5 Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
  • Jan 12 Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
  • Jan 18 Lillian Bond, actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
  • Jan 18 Nita Krebs, actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85
  • Jan 19 Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
  • Jan 19 Glenn Langan, actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73
  • Jan 19 John Russell, American actor (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
  • Jan 20 Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87
  • Jan 21 Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
  • Jan 24 George Gobel, comedian, dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Jan 24 Lawrence Lott, actor (Real Men, Philadelphia Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40
  • Jan 25 Stanley Brock, actor (Tin Men), dies of heart attack at 59
  • Jan 30 John McIntire, actor (Virginian, Psycho), dies of emphysema at 83
  • Feb 1 Carol Dempster, actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
  • Feb 1 James G MacDonald, cartoon voice (Mickey Mouse), dies at 84
  • Feb 3 Nancy Kulp, actress (Jane Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
  • Feb 4 Bob Leslie, actor (Cinderella, Mako: Jaws of Death), dies at 64
  • Feb 5 Dean Jagger, US actor (Mr Novak, Rawhide, Oscar), dies at about 87
  • Feb 6 Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Feb 7 Dick Winslow, actor (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 75
  • Feb 13 Bernard Sauer, Yiddish actor, dies of heart attack at 67
  • Feb 13 Eddie Bartell, actor (Every Night at Eight), dies at 83
  • Feb 15 Luis Escobar, Spanish actor (Don Juan My Love), dies at 78
  • Feb 19 Peggy Mondo, actress (Who's Minding the Store), dies at 50
  • Feb 21 Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point), dies at 47
  • Feb 24 George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71
  • Feb 24 Jean Rogers, actress (Flash Gordon, Hot Cargo), dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Katharine Blake, actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
  • Mar 2 Serge Gainsbourg, composer/actor (Fury of Hercules), dies at 62
  • Mar 4 Vance Colvig, actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72
  • Mar 13 Cor Witschge, [Pipo the Clown], Dutch actor (Alicia), dies at 65
  • Mar 15 Eileen Sedgwick, silent film actress (Hot Heels), dies at 93
  • Mar 16 Wim van den Brink, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit, Red Sien), dies
  • Mar 18 Jack McCoy, Radio/TV personality, dies at 72
  • Mar 18 Vilma Banky, actress (Eagle, Son of Sheik, Rebel), dies at 93
  • Mar 19 Sunday Wilshin, actor (Murder by Rope), dies at 86
  • Mar 22 Gloria Holden, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • Mar 23 Mona Maris, actress (Camila, Berlin Correspondent), dies at 88
  • Mar 27 Aldo Ray, western actor (Battle Cry), dies at 64 of cancer
  • Mar 27 Leueen McGrath, actress (Edward My Son, Saint's Vacation), dies at 77
  • Mar 27 Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
  • Mar 28 Carlos Montalban, actor (Bananas), dies at 85
  • Mar 29 Matt Bennett, actor (Hickey & Boggs), dies of brain tumor at 52
  • Mar 30 Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies
  • Apr 9 Maurice Binder, title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
  • Apr 10 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Apr 10 Natalie Schafer, actress (Gilligan's Island), dies at 90 from cancer
  • Apr 15 Martin Ashe, American actor, dies at 81

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Apr 16 David Lean, film director (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies of pneumonia at 83

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • Apr 19 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • Apr 25 Frank Hamilton, actor (Subterraneans), dies at 66
  • Apr 26 Emily McLaughlin, US actress (Jessie-General Hospital), dies at 61
  • Apr 28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • Apr 30 Michael G Hagerty, actor (Overboard), dies at 39
  • May 3 Margaret Tallichet, American actress (Stranger on the 3rd Floor), dies at 77
  • May 6 Wilfrid Hyde-White, Brits actor (Peyton Place/140+ films), dies at 87
  • May 8 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse), dies at 72
  • May 9 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman III, Whats Up Nurse), dies at 72
  • May 15 Reno Browne, American Western actress, dies at 70
  • May 15 Ronald Lacey, actor (Raiders of Lost Ark, Next Victim), dies at 55
  • May 16 Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
  • May 18 Edwina Booth, actress (Trader Horn), dies of heart failure at 86
  • May 19 Rini Otte, Dutch actress (Ergens in Nederland), dies at 74
  • May 24 Miriam di San Servolo, Italian actress (b. 1912)
  • May 26 Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
  • May 29 Coral Browne, Australian actor (Ruling Class), dies of cancer at 77
  • May 30 Manolo Gomez Bur, Spanish comedian dies at 74
  • Jun 3 Andy Milligan, cinematographer/director (Sweeney Todd), dies at 62
  • Jun 3 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • Jun 6 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • Jun 7 Eric Francis, actor (Shillingbury Blowers), dies
  • Jun 8 Bertice Reading, Dutch actress (Moon in the Gutter), dies
  • Jun 9 Bob Irwin, Comedian, dies of Alzheimer's related illness at 88
  • Jun 11 Vlastimil Fisar, Czech actor/pres (Intl Actors Federation), dies
  • Jun 14 Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
  • Jun 18 Joan Caulfield, actress (My Favorite Husband), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jun 19 Jean Arthur [Gladys Greene], US actress (Shane), dies at 90
  • Jun 22 Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
  • Jun 22 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56
  • Jun 24 Martin Rosenblatt, actor (Splitz, Annie Hall, NY Stories), dies at 74
  • Jun 26 Paul Andor, actor (Mad Lover, Enemy of Women), dies
  • Jun 27 Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • Jul 1 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jul 2 Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine & Roses), dies of cancer at 55
  • Jul 6 Thorley Walters, actor (Trog, Edwardians, Daisy), dies at 78
  • Jul 8 James Franciscus, actor (Mr Novak), dies at of emphysema 57
  • Jul 8 Lotte Palfi Andor, actress (Lovesick, All the Jazz), dies
  • Jul 11 James McCallion, actor (PT 109, Big Combo), dies at 72
  • Jul 15 Bert Convy, American actor and game show host (Tattletales), dies at 57
  • Jul 16 Dwight Weist, Radio actor/film narrator (Radio Days), dies at 81
  • Jul 20 Rellys [Henri Marius Bourrelly], French actor (Letters from My Windmill), dies at 86
  • Jul 25 Brian Haines, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, It), dies at 70
  • Jul 25 Toni Gerry, actress (Bullet for Joey, Lust for Life), dies at 61
  • Jul 27 Carol Gillies, actress (Back Home, Baby Boom), dies at 50
  • Jul 30 William Ball, actor (Suburban Commando), dies at 60
  • Aug 1 Stuart Wilson, actor (The Girl Who Had Everything), dies at 87
  • Aug 2 Helen Page Camp, American actress, dies at 60

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Aug 6 Harry Reasoner, newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 68

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner
  • Aug 7 Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies
  • Aug 12 Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
  • Aug 12 William Gordon, screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies
  • Aug 14 Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Aug 16 Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43
  • Aug 17 Don Dubbins, actor (Enchanted Island, DI), dies at 63
  • Aug 20 Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • Aug 21 Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75
  • Aug 22 Colleen Dewhurst, actress (Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 67
  • Aug 24 Mike Sokoll, cowboy actor, dies at 97
  • Aug 27 Gordon Heath, actor (Sapphire, Staircase, Animal Farm), dies
  • Aug 28 Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies
  • Aug 28 Eleanor Berry, actress (Death Valley Days), dies
  • Aug 29 Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • Aug 30 Alan Wheatley, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 84
  • Aug 31 Gerry Davis, British screenwriter (Dr Who), dies at 61
  • Sep 1 Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30

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Sep 3 Frank Capra, American film director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • Sep 4 Thomas Tryon, actor (Cardinal)/writer (Other), dies at 65
  • Sep 7 Ben Piazza, actor (Consenting Adults), dies of cancer at 58
  • Sep 8 Brad Davis, US, actor (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire), dies at 41
  • Sep 9 Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • Sep 10 Yves Montand, actor (Lets Make Love, Z), dies at 70
  • Sep 12 Regis Toomey, actor (You're in the Army Now, Burke's Law), dies at 93
  • Sep 14 Julie Bovasso, actress (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 61 of cancer
  • Sep 15 Andre Baruch, Radio/TV announcer dies at 83
  • Sep 15 John Hoyt, actor (My Favorite Brunette), dies of lung cancer at 87
  • Sep 16 Carol White, actress (Prehistoric Women, Dulcima), dies at 47
  • Sep 21 Angelo "Little Moe" Rossitto, dwarf actor (Carousel), dies at 83
  • Sep 21 Angelo Rossitto, dwarf known as "Little Moe"/actor (Dark), dies at 83
  • Sep 23 Ernestine McClendon, director/actress (Homer & Eddie), dies
  • Sep 24 Mary Lawrence, actress (Best Man), dies of respiratory failure at 73
  • Sep 25 Viviane Romance, French actress (b. 1912)
  • Sep 27 Huib Orizand, Dutch actor (Paul Vlanderen), dies
  • Oct 9 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • Oct 9 Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
  • Oct 10 Redd Foxx, comedian (Sanford & Sons), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Oct 12 Aline MacMahon, US actress (Backdoor to Heaven), dies at 92
  • Oct 12 Regis Toomey, actor (Dive Bomber, Cry Danger, Magic Town), dies at 89
  • Oct 12 Sheila Florance, Australian actress (Cactus), dies of cancer at 75
  • Oct 13 Donald Houston, actor (Battle Hell, Study in Terror), dies at 67
  • Oct 16 Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies
  • Oct 17 J[ames] G Devlin, actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
  • Oct 22 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • Oct 24 Gene Roddenberry, creator (Star Trek), dies of cardiac arrest at 70
  • Oct 25 Khigh Dhiegh, actor (Forbidden Nights), dies of heat failure at 75
  • Oct 28 John Korbal, film historian (Marlene Dietrich), dies at 51
  • Oct 29 Maria Monica, silent film actress, dies
  • Oct 31 Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million), dies of cancer at 97
  • Oct 31 Johan Schmitz, actor (Gysbregt van Aemstel/Soldat van Orange), dies
  • Oct 31 Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • Nov 5 Fred MacMurray, American actor (My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 6 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Whirlpool), dies of emphysema at 70

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • Nov 8 Frances Faye, singer/actress (Pretty Baby), dies after strokes
  • Nov 9 Guido Claus, Belgian actor (Sacrament), dies
  • Nov 9 Yves Montand, actor (Idol, Grand Prix), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Nov 10 William Afflis, American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • Nov 12 Diane Brewster, actress (Courage of Black Beauty), dies at 60
  • Nov 13 Cyril Poitier, actor (Uptown Saturday Night), dies of cancer at 80
  • Nov 16 Ralph Marrero, actor (Babe, Johnny Suede), dies in car accident at 33
  • Nov 17 Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55
  • Nov 19 Reggie Nalder, actor (Mark of Devil), dies of bone cancer at 80
  • Nov 20 Gina Petrushka, actress (Exorcist, Sybil), dies
  • Nov 23 Ken Uehara, actor (Honolulu-Tokyo), dies of heart failure at 82
  • Nov 23 Klaus Kinski, actor (Android, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65
  • Nov 24 Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47
  • Nov 26 Dehl Berti, actor (Bullies), dies of heart attack at 70
  • Nov 29 Ralph Bellamy, actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday), dies at 87
  • Dec 1 Byron Webster, actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58
  • Dec 3 Alex Graham, British cartoonstrip artist (Fred Basset), dies
  • Dec 3 Casey Walters, actor (True Story of Lynn Stuart), after a stroke at 75
  • Dec 5 Robert Karvelas, American actor (b. 1921)
  • Dec 6 Ann Sorg Coston, actress (Anna-Aldrich Family), dies at 62
  • Dec 7 Michael Taylor, Male Model (b. 1913)
  • Dec 12 Eleanor Boardman, actor (Crowd), dies in at 93
  • Dec 14 Robert Eddison, British actor (Uncle Silas), dies at 83
  • Dec 15 Ray Smith, British actor (And Then You Die), dies at 55
  • Dec 16 Fred D Scott, actor (2 Gun Troubador), dies
  • Dec 18 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), dies of cancer at 73
  • Dec 19 Paul Maxwell, Canadian actor (Aliens, City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70
  • Dec 20 Helene Heigh, actress (Undercover Woman, Teen Age Thunder), dies at 86
  • Dec 20 Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Dec 20 Walter Chiari, actor (Girl Under Sheet), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Dec 23 Byron Q Griffith, producer/actor, dies at 73
  • Dec 25 Curt Bois, actor (Great Waltz, Boat is Full), dies at 90
  • Dec 25 Orane Demazis, French actress (Marius, Fanny et Caesar), dies at 87
  • Dec 26 Dehl Berti, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise), dies at 70
  • Dec 27 John Morgan Evans, actor, dies after lengthy illness at 49
  • Dec 28 Cassandra Harris, actress (For Your Eyes Only), dies of cancer at 39
  • Dec 28 Jacques Aubuchon, actor (Hoax, Thunder Road), dies of heart failure