Deaths in Film & Television in 2001

  • Jan 1 Ray Walston, American actor (b. 1914)
  • Jan 2 Teri Diver, American actress (b. 1971)
  • Jan 5 Nancy Parsons, American actress (b. 1942)
  • Jan 11 Michael Williams, British actor, husband of Judi Dench (b. 1935)
  • Jan 13 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • Jan 15 Ted Mann, American screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • Jan 18 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 79
  • Jan 18 Al Waxman, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
  • Jan 19 Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
  • Jan 30 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (b. 1911)
  • Feb 7 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (b. 1912)
  • Feb 8 Ivo Caprino, Norwegian animated film director (b. 1920)
  • Feb 12 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer, dies at 88
  • Feb 16 Howard W. Koch, American film director (b. 1916)
  • Feb 19 Stanley Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), dies at 87
  • Feb 20 Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (b. 1910)
  • Feb 23 Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • Mar 3 Louis Edmonds, American actor (b. 1923)
  • Mar 6 Kim Walker, American actress (b. 1968)
  • Mar 8 Edward Winter, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Mar 15 Ann Sothern, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 16 Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (Casper the Ghost), dies at 79
  • Mar 21 Anthony Steel, English actor (b. 1920)
  • Apr 2 Jennifer Syme, American actress (b. 1972)
  • Apr 5 Brother Theodore, German-American comedian, dies at 94
  • Apr 7 David Graf, American actor (b. 1950)
  • Apr 7 Beatrice Straight, American actress, dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Apr 11 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor and comedian (b. 1921)
  • May 2 Ted Rogers, British comedian (b. 1935)
  • May 2 Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (b. 1961)
  • May 10 Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)
  • May 26 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire, Greta the secretary in Liar Liar), dies at 67
  • May 27 Ramon Bieri, American actor (b. 1929)
  • May 31 Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 1907)
  • Jun 2 Imogene Coca, American actress (b. 1908)
  • Jun 3 Anthony Quinn, Mexican-born actor (b. 1915)
  • Jun 19 John Heyer, Australian documentary filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • Jun 21 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Jun 21 Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (b. 1942)
  • Jun 26 Soccer (dog actor) (b. 1988)

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Jun 27 Jack Lemmon, American actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), dies of colon cancer and metastatic cancer of the bladder at 76

  • Jun 28 Joan Sims, English actress (b. 1930)
  • Jul 8 John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
  • Jul 16 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • Jul 21 Steve Barton, American actor (b. 1954)
  • Jul 21 Sivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
  • Jul 27 Rhonda Singh, professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • Aug 3 Christopher Hewett, British actor (b. 1922)
  • Aug 4 Lorenzo Music, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Aug 6 Dorothy Tutin, English actress (b. 1930)
  • Aug 20 Kim Stanley [Patricia Reid], American actress (Frances), dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Kathleen Freeman, American actress (b. 1919)
  • Aug 24 Jane Greer, American actress (b. 1924)
  • Aug 25 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • Aug 25 Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • Aug 29 Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (b. 1926)
  • Sep 2 Troy Donahue, American actor (b. 1936)
  • Sep 3 Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
  • Sep 3 Thuy Trang, American actress (b. 1973)
  • Sep 5 Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef and humorist (b. 1914)
  • Sep 7 Spede Pasanen, Finnish television personality (b. 1930)
  • Sep 7 Billie Lou Watt, American actress (b. 1924)
  • Sep 11 David Angell, American sitcom creator (b. 1946)
  • Sep 12 Victor Wong, Chinese-American actor (b. 1927)
  • Sep 13 Dorothy McGuire, American actress, dies of cardiac arrest following a short illness at 85
  • Sep 16 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (b. 1918)
  • Oct 1 Guy Beaulne, French-Canadian actor and theatre director (b. 1921)
  • Oct 7 Christopher Adams, British-born pro wrestler and judoka (b. 1955)
  • Oct 9 Dagmar, American television personality (b. 1921)
  • Oct 9 Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  • Nov 3 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, dies at 56
  • Nov 5 Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (b. 1913)
  • Nov 7 Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
  • Nov 13 Peggy Mount, English actress (b. 1915)
  • Nov 14 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), dies of an asthma attack at 33
  • Dec 1 Ellis R Dungan, American born Indian film director (b. 1909)
  • Dec 10 Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1911)
  • Dec 12 Jean Richard, French actor (b. 1921)
  • Dec 15 Russ Haas, American professional wrestler (b. 1974)
  • Dec 20 Foster Brooks, American actor and comedian (b. 1912)
  • Dec 26 Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (b. 1929)
  • Dec 31 Eileen Heckart, American actress (b. 1919)