Deaths in Film & Television in 1996

  • Jan 9 Fearless Mary Nadia Wadia, actress, dies at 88
  • Jan 13 Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], actress (Julietta), dies at 99
  • Jan 18 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor (b. 1923)
  • Jan 19 Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
  • Jan 25 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director, dies at 68
  • Jan 27 John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha), dies at 93
  • Jan 28 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
  • Jan 30 Guy Doleman, actor (Deadly Bees, Idol, Thunderball), dies at 72
  • Feb 2 Gene Kelly, actor/dancer (Singing in the Rain), dies at 83
  • Feb 3 Audrey Meadows, actress (Alice-Honeymooners), dies at 69
  • Feb 5 Peter Pooley, broadcaster, dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Guy Madison, actor (Wild Bill Hickok), dies at 74
  • Feb 6 Ronald Fletcher, broadcaster, dies at 85
  • Feb 9 Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (3 Weeks), dies at 86
  • Feb 11 Phil Regan, actor (Las Vegas Night, Dames, Housewife), dies at 88
  • Feb 13 Martin Balsam, actor (Archie's Place), dies at 76
  • Feb 15 Margaret Courtenay, actress (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies at 72
  • Feb 15 McLean Stevenson, American actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Feb 15 Tommy Rettig, actor (Lassie)/computer programmer (Clipper), dies at 54
  • Feb 16 Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob), dies at 62
  • Feb 17 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95
  • Feb 19 Brenda Bruce, actress (December Bride, Nightmare), dies at 77
  • Feb 20 Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer, dies at 69
  • Feb 25 Haing S Ngor, doctor/actor (Killing Fields), dies at 45
  • Feb 27 Francois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72
  • Mar 3 Lyle Talbot, [Henderson], actor (Plan 9 From Outer Space), dies at 76
  • Mar 5 Whit Bissell, actor (Time Tunnel), dies at 86
  • Mar 6 Simon Cadell, actor (Enemy at the Door), dies at 45
  • Mar 8 Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
  • Mar 9 George Burns, American comedian, actor and singer (Burns and Allen), dies at 100
  • Mar 10 Ross Hunter, American film producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), dies at about 75 (date of birth disputed)
  • Mar 11 Vince Edwards, actor (Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 67
  • Mar 13 Krzysztof Kieslowski, film director, dies of heart attack at 54
  • Mar 13 Lucio Fulci, Italian film director "Godfather of Gore", dies at 68
  • Mar 16 Charlie Barnett, American actor (b. 1954)
  • Mar 17 Rene Clement, film director, dies at 83
  • Mar 25 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), dies at 91
  • Mar 28 Barbara McLean, film Editor, dies at 86
  • Mar 28 Ken Dibbs, actor (Suddenly, Party Girl, High Society), dies at 78
  • Mar 30 Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist, dies at 78
  • Apr 1 Mario Viegas, actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy), dies at 47
  • Apr 4 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, dies at 68 (b. 1927)
  • Apr 4 David Keylsey, actor/director, dies at 63

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Apr 6 Greer Garson, British actress (Goodbye Mr Chips, Mrs Miniver), dies at 92

Actress Greer Garson
Actress
Greer Garson
  • Apr 8 Ben Johnson, cowboy actor (Tex, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77
  • Apr 8 Ben Johnson, American actor (b. 1918)
  • Apr 14 William K Everson, film historian, dies at 67
  • Apr 16 Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 73
  • Apr 20 Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, bBC Executive, dies at 88
  • Apr 21 Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, oddsmaker/sportscaster (CBS), dies at 76
  • Apr 22 David Shipman, film historian, dies at 63
  • Apr 22 Erma Bombeck, American humorist (The Grass is Greener over the Septic Tank), dies at 69
  • Apr 24 Donald Cammell, film director, dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Preston Lockwood, English actor (House of Windsor, Black Candle), dies at 83
  • Apr 25 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles (Psycho), dies at 75
  • Apr 26 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter, dies at 78
  • Apr 27 Joan Sterndale Bennett, actress (Elizabeth-Dark Shadows), dies at 86
  • Apr 28 Giles Grangier, film director, dies at 84
  • Apr 29 David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • Apr 30 David Opatoshu, actor (Torn Curtian, Raid on Entebbe), dies at 78
  • May 1 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, film scholar/exhibitor, dies at 74
  • May 3 Jack Weston, American actor (Ishtar, Rad, Cuba), dies of lymphoma at 71
  • May 17 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), dies at 75
  • May 19 Margaret Rawlings, actress (Roman Holiday), dies at 89
  • May 20 Eric Davidson, comedy scriptwriter, dies at 65
  • May 20 John Pertwee, English actor and entertainer (third Doctor in Dr Who), dies at 76
  • May 21 Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78
  • May 23 Dorothy Hyson, actress (Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81
  • May 23 Patrick Cargill, actor (Up Pompeii, Magic Christian), dies at 77
  • May 24 John Abbott, British actor (Lady Jane, Quest), dies at 90
  • May 29 Jeremy Sinden, actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), dies at 45
  • May 31 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80
  • Jun 1 Ray Combs, TV host (Family Feud), commits suicide at 40
  • Jun 3 Peter Glenville, English actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • Jun 5 Vito Scotti, actor (Nude Bomb, Get Shorty, Big Bus), dies at 78
  • Jun 6 Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster, dies at 57
  • Jun 6 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer, dies at 70
  • Jun 8 Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft), dies at 70
  • Jun 8 Michael Fox, actor (Amos-Falcon Crest, Skinheads), dies at 75
  • Jun 10 Jo Van Fleet, actress (Seize the Day, Cinderella), dies at 75
  • Jun 11 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], actress (Gloria), dies at 90
  • Jun 11 Lonne Elder, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 69
  • Jun 12 Ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night), dies at 78
  • Jun 15 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish adventurer, soldier, writer and politician and an inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond, dies at 85
  • Jun 15 Dick Murdoch, professional wrestler (b. 1946)
  • Jun 20 Hellevi Rombin Schine, Miss Universe (1955), dies in plane crash at 64
  • Jun 20 Joseph Green, filmmaker, dies at 96
  • Jun 22 Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
  • Jun 27 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), dies at 87
  • Jun 29 Pamela Mason, actress (Wild in the Streets), dies at 78
  • Jul 1 Alfred Marks, actor (Fanny Hill, Desert Mice), dies at 75
  • Jul 1 Margaux Hemingway, American fashion model and actress (Lipstick), commits suicide at 41
  • Jul 1 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright, dies at 53
  • Jul 3 Raaj Kumar, Hindi actor (Tiranga, Saudagar), dies at 69
  • Jul 4 Clay [David] Jones, Welsh gardener (BBC Gardener's Question Time), dies at 72
  • Jul 9 Christopher Casson, actor (Educating Rita, Zardoz), dies at 84
  • Jul 9 Melvin Mouron Belli, attorney/actor (Star Trek), dies at 88
  • Jul 12 John Chancellor, news anchor (VOA, NBC), dies at 68
  • Jul 13 Joyce Buck, actress/interior designer, dies at 71
  • Jul 13 Pandro S Berman, film producer, dies at 91
  • Jul 15 Dana Hill, actress (Vacation), dies at 32
  • Jul 17 Sid Sussman, beauty pageant organizer, dies of heart attack
  • Jul 21 Herb Edelman, actor (Odd Couple, St Elsewhere), dies of emphysema 62
  • Jul 21 Wolf Morris, actor (Padmasambhava-Dr Who), dies at 71
  • Jul 23 Aliki Vougiouklaki, actress (Madalena), dies at 63
  • Jul 24 Howard Vernon, actor (Faceless, Delicatessen), dies at 82
  • Jul 24 Virginia Christine, actress (Mrs Olson), dies at 76

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Jul 30 Claudette Colbert, French-born American actress (It Happened One Night), dies of a stroke at 93

  • Jul 30 Magda Schneider, actress (Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), dies at 87
  • Aug 2 Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72
  • Aug 5 Bruce Howard Lidington, actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses), dies at 46
  • Aug 7 Anne Kristen, actress (Truth or Dare, Rachel-Dr Finlay), dies at 59
  • Aug 10 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director, dies at 83
  • Aug 13 Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46
  • Aug 14 Camilla Horn, actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Matinee Idol), dies at 93
  • Aug 16 Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower), dies at 31
  • Aug 25 Alexander Colleridge Vanderpuiye Baka Tetteh, actor/lawyer, dies at 64
  • Aug 27 Greg Morris, actor (Mission Impossible), dies at 61
  • Aug 30 Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Elsa), dies at 43
  • Sep 5 Leonard Katzman, TV producer, dies at 69
  • Sep 9 Ruggero Mastroianni, film editor, dies at 66
  • Sep 11 Guido Aristarco, film critic, dies at 77
  • Sep 11 JoAnne Dru, actress (Sylvia, Drango), dies of lymphedema at 73
  • Sep 13 Jane Baxter, actress (We Live Again, Blossom Time), dies at 87

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Sep 13 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), dies of internal bleeding after a drive by shotting at 25

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Sep 14 Juliet Prowse, actress/dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59
  • Sep 15 Joan Perry Cohn Harvey, actress (Hands of a Stranger), dies at 85
  • Sep 16 Gene Nelson, actor/dancer (SOB, Purple Hills, Starlift), dies at 76
  • Sep 22 Dorothy Lamour, actress (Road to Bali, Road to Rio), dies at 81
  • Sep 24 Mark Frankel, actor (Solitaire for 2, Simon-Sisters), dies at 34
  • Sep 26 Mark Frankel, actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), dies on motorcycle at 34
  • Oct 6 Ted Bessell, director/actor (That Girl), dies of an aneurism at 61
  • Oct 8 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer, dies of heart failure at 33
  • Oct 8 William Prince, actor (Ken Baxter-Another World), dies at 83
  • Oct 9 Harvey Vernon, actor (Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69
  • Oct 10 Peter Aldersley, actor/disc jockey, dies at 72
  • Oct 13 Beryl Reid, actress (Yellowbeard, Psychomania), dies at 76
  • Oct 14 Laura La Plante, screen actress (Show Boat, Scandal), dies at 91
  • Oct 16 Jason Bernard, actor (judge-Liar Liar), dies of heart attack at 58
  • Oct 28 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87
  • Oct 29 Patricia Ticia Anne Ingrams, broadcaster, dies at 50
  • Nov 3 Michael Burchill, actor, dies at 65
  • Nov 14 Virginia Cherrill, actress (Lake Extra, Brat, City Lights), dies at 88
  • Nov 17 Johan Fleming Ramsland, broadcaster, dies at 54
  • Nov 21 Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, Butterfield 8), dies at 92
  • Nov 22 Maria Casares, actress (Orpheus, Rebel Nun), dies at 73
  • Nov 22 Mark Lenard, American actor (Sarek-Star Trek), dies of cancer at 72
  • Nov 23 George Nicholas, cartoon animator, dies at 85
  • Nov 26 Michael Bentine, British author/comedian (Reluctant Jester), dies at 74
  • Dec 8 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46
  • Dec 10 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns), commits suicide at 34
  • Dec 11 William George Rushton, actor (TW3)/author/cartoonist, dies at 59
  • Dec 13 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster, dies at 76
  • Dec 14 Norman Hackforth, broadcaster, dies at 88
  • Dec 19 Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72
  • Dec 19 Ronald Howard, actor (Hunting Party, Koroshi), dies at 78
  • Dec 25 Derek Prouse, writer actor/director (Le Scandale), dies at 74
  • Dec 25 Jon Benet Ramsey, Colo child beauty queen, murdered at 6
  • Dec 30 Jack Nance, actor (Meatballs 4, Whore, Voodoo), murdered at 53
  • Dec 30 Lew Ayres, screen actor (Salem's Lot, State Fair), dies at 88
  • Dec 31 David Sinclair, actor (Love & Hate), dies at 62