Deaths in Film & Television in 2000

  • Jan 7 Gary Albright, American professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • Jan 15 Fran Ryan, American actress (b. 1916)

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Jan 19 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah) and inventor (radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes), dies of heart failure at 86

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • Jan 24 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • Feb 4 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 5 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (b. 1901)
  • Feb 10 Jim Varney, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Feb 16 Marceline Day, American actress (b. 1908)
  • Feb 16 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (b. 1918)
  • Mar 6 John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
  • Mar 7 Charles Gray, British actor (b. 1928)
  • Mar 20 Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • Mar 25 Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57

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Apr 8 Claire Trevor, American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), dies of respiratory failure at 91

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • Apr 10 Peter Jones, English actor (b. 1920)
  • Apr 10 Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • Apr 10 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (b. 1928)
  • Apr 11 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • May 1 Steve Reeves, American actor (b. 1926)
  • May 7 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (b. 1909)
  • May 11 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (b. 1907)
  • May 13 Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)

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May 21 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Hamlet, Arthur), dies at 96

  • May 25 Nicholas Clay, British actor (b. 1946)
  • May 30 Doris Hare, Welsh actress (b. 1905)
  • Jun 18 Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)
  • Jun 24 David Tomlinson, English actor (b. 1917)
  • Jun 28 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (b. 1908)
  • Jun 29 Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)
  • Jul 1 Walter Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
  • Jul 3 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor (b. 1944)
  • Jul 9 Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
  • Jul 10 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • Jul 14 Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)
  • Jul 22 Eric Christmas, British actor (b. 1916)
  • Jul 22 Claude Sautet, French film director (b. 1924)
  • Jul 27 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)

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Aug 5 Alec Guinness, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai), dies of liver cancer at 86

  • Aug 9 Nicholas Markowitz-kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood (b. 1984)

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Aug 12 Loretta Young, American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), dies of ovarian cancer at 87

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
  • Aug 19 Antonio Pugliese, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1941)
  • Aug 31 Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (b. 1925)
  • Sep 3 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • Sep 14 Beah Richards, American actress (b. 1920)
  • Sep 15 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (b. 1924)
  • Sep 17 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), dies of a drug overdose at 41
  • Sep 22 Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna), American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Sep 26 Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
  • Oct 6 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), dies at 80
  • Oct 9 David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
  • Oct 13 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache), dies at 73
  • Oct 17 Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Oct 18 Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • Oct 18 Gwen Verdon, American dancer and actress (b. 1925)
  • Oct 23 Rodney Anoa'i aka Yokozuna, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Oct 28 Lída Baarová, Czech actress (b. 1914)

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Oct 30 Steve Allen, American comedian and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), dies of a heart attack at 78

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Oct 31 Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • Nov 1 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (b. 1934)
  • Nov 9 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), dies at 85
  • Nov 22 Christian Marquand, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • Nov 28 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (Lady Hamilton), dies at 105
  • Dec 6 Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (Hogan's Heroes), dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Marie Windsor, American film actress (b. 1919)
  • Dec 11 David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Dec 12 George Montgomery, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Dec 23 Billy Barty, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Dec 23 Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)
  • Dec 23 Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • Dec 26 Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Dec 30 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (Casablanca), dies at 91