Deaths in Film & Television in 1998

  • Jan 4 Mae Questel, American actress (b. 1908)
  • Jan 9 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (b. 1935)
  • Jan 16 Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (b. 1921)
  • Jan 17 Emil Sitka, actor (3 Stooges shorts), dies of stroke at 82
  • Jan 20 Bobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Jan 21 Jack Lord, American actor (Hawaii FIVE-O), dies at 77
  • Feb 23 Philip Abbott, actor (Arthur Ward-FBI), dies at 74
  • Feb 24 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), dies at 91
  • Feb 26 J T Walsh, actor (Good Morning Vietnam), dies at 54
  • Feb 27 J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)
  • Feb 28 Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (Father Ted Crilly-Father Ted), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Mar 10 Lloyd Bridges, American actor (b. 1913)
  • Mar 12 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (b. 1924)
  • Apr 1 Gene Evans, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Apr 2 Rob Pilatus, American model and entertainer (Milli Vanilli) (b. 1965)
  • Apr 27 Godrey Kenton, English stage actor, dies at 96
  • May 2 Gene Raymond, American actor (b. 1908)
  • May 2 Kevin Lloyd, British actor (b. 1949)
  • May 9 Alice Faye, American actress (Barricade), dies of stomach cancer at 83

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 14 Frank Sinatra, American singer ("My Way") and actor ("Guys and Dolls") , dies at 82

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

MurderMurder of Interest

May 28 Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian, murdered by his wife in his sleep at 49

  • Jun 1 Darwin Joston, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Jun 2 Sylvester Ritter, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
  • Jun 3 Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (b. 1922)
  • Jun 5 Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
  • Jun 23 Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (b. 1911)
  • Jul 6 Roy Rogers, American actor (b. 1911)
  • Jul 20 June Byers, American professional wrestler (b. 1922)
  • Jul 21 Robert Young, American actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, M.D.), dies at 91
  • Jul 23 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), dies at 67
  • Jul 27 Binnie Barnes, British actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), dies at 95
  • Jul 30 Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (Howdy Doody) (b. 1917)
  • Aug 1 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), dies at 72
  • Aug 2 Shari Lewis, American puppeteer and ventriloquist (Lamb Chop), dies at 64
  • Aug 18 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Aug 24 E.G. Marshall, American actor (The Defenders), dies at 88
  • Sep 5 Leo Penn, American film director (b. 1921)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 6 Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director (Seven Samurai, Kagemusha), dies at 88

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • Sep 10 Carl Forgione, British actor (b. 1944)
  • Sep 11 Dane Clark, American actor (b. 1913)
  • Sep 23 Mary Frann, American actress (b. 1943)
  • Oct 2 Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and entrepreneur (b. 1907)
  • Oct 3 Roddy McDowall, English actor (b. 1928)
  • Oct 11 Richard Denning, American actor (b. 1914)
  • Oct 17 Joan Hickson, British actress (b. 1906)
  • Oct 28 James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Nov 2 Vincent Winter, British actor (b. 1957)
  • Nov 3 Bob Kane, comic artist and Batman co-creator (b. 1915)
  • Nov 6 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
  • Nov 8 Jean Marais, French actor (b. 1913)
  • Nov 9 Ursula Reit, German actress (b. 1914)
  • Nov 10 Mary Millar, English actress (b. 1936)
  • Nov 13 Edwige Feuillère, French actress (b. 1907)
  • Nov 13 Valerie Hobson, British actress (b. 1917)
  • Nov 17 Esther Rolle, American actress (Good Times, Maude), dies at 78
  • Nov 25 Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)
  • Nov 29 Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (b. 1947)
  • Nov 29 Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)
  • Dec 14 Norman Fell, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Dec 20 Irene Hervey, American actress (b. 1910)
  • Dec 21 Roger Avon, Durham actor (b. 1914)
  • Dec 22 Michelle Thomas, American actress (b. 1969)
  • Dec 29 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), dies at 90
  • Dec 30 George Webb, English actor (b. 1911)