On This Day

Year 1996 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV


Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jun 27 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), dies at 87
  • Jun 29 Pamela Mason [Ostrer], British actress, author and talk-show host (Lady Possessed), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jul 1 Alfred Marks, British actor and comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again), 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 3 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), dies at 61
  • Jul 4 Clay [David] Jones, Welsh gardener (BBC Gardener's Question Time), dies at 72
  • Jul 9 Christopher Casson, Irish-English actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita, The Riordans), dies at 84
  • Jul 12 John Chancellor, news anchor (VOA, NBC), dies at 68
  • Jul 13 Pandro S. Berman, American 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, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), 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 23 Jean Muir, American actress (Fugitive in the Sky, The Aldrich Family) and the 1st performer to be blacklisted for being an alleged communist sympathizer, dies at 85 [1]
  • Jul 24 Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (Love and Death, Delicatessen), dies at 82
  • Jul 24 Virginia Christine [Ricketts], American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo), dies of cardiovascular disease at 76

Person of interestClaudette Colbert

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 3 Guido Alberti, Italian film actor (Marco the Magnificent), dies at 87
  • 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 27 Greg Morris, American actor (Mission: Impossible), dies of a brain tumor at 62
  • Aug 30 Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Elsa), dies at 43
  • Sep 5 Leonard Katzman, TV producer, dies at 69
  • Sep 9 Ruggero Mastroianni, Italian film editor (Giulietta degli spiriti), dies at 66
  • Sep 11 Guido Aristarco, film critic, dies at 77
  • Sep 11 Joanne Dru [LaCock], American actress (Red River, All the King's Men), dies of lymphedema at 73
  • Sep 13 Jane Baxter, actress (We Live Again, Blossom Time), dies at 87

Person of interestTupac Shakur

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

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur
  • Sep 14 Juliet Prowse, actress and dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59
  • Sep 15 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), dies at 85
  • Sep 16 Gene Nelson [Leander Berg], American screenwriter, director and actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), dies at 76
  • Sep 22 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Sep 24 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Sep 26 Mark Frankel, British actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), dies in a motorcycle accident at 34
  • Oct 6 Ted Bessell, American director and actor (Don-That Girl, Gomer Pyle- Frankie), dies of an aneurism at 61
  • Oct 8 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer, dies of heart failure at 33
  • Oct 8 William Prince, American actor (Spies Like Us, The Stepford Wives, City in Fear), dies at 83
  • Oct 9 Harvey Vernon [Chet Smith], American actor (Teen Wolf, Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69

Person of interestWalter Kerr

Oct 9 Walter Kerr, American actor, writer (Goldilocks) and Broadway theatre critic, dies of congestive heart failure at 83

Actor and Theatre Critic Walter Kerr
Actor and Theatre Critic
Walter Kerr
  • Oct 13 Beryl Reid, British actress (The Killing of Sister George, Smiley's People), dies from pneumonia at 77
  • Oct 14 Laura La Plante, American actress (Show Boat, Scandal) known for her work in the silent film era, 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 (The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87
  • Oct 29 Patricia Ticia Anne Ingrams, broadcaster, dies at 50
  • Oct 30 John Young, Scottish actor and TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 80
  • Oct 31 Arthur Peterson, American actor (Soap, Mission: Impossible, Crisis), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Nov 14 Virginia Cherrill, American actress (City Lights; Lake Extra; Brat), dies at 88
  • Nov 17 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster, dies at 54
  • Nov 21 Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, Butterfield 8), dies at 92
  • Nov 22 Maria Casares [Pérez], Spanish-French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice), 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 4 Willard Parker, American actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), dies at 84
  • Dec 8 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46
  • Dec 10 Faron Young, American country singer and actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone), commits suicide at 64
  • Dec 11 William George Rushton, actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), dies at 59
  • Dec 12 Larry Gates, American actor (Guiding Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Body Snatchers), dies of leukemia at 81
  • Dec 13 Edward Blishen, English author (The God Beneath the Sea), dies at 76
  • Dec 14 Norman Hackforth, British musician & radio broadcaster (Noel Coward; Twenty Questions), dies at 88
  • Dec 19 Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72
  • Dec 19 Ronald Howard, British actor (Naked Edge, Come September, Murder She Said), dies at 78
  • Dec 19 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (8½, La Dolce Vita; Dark Eyes, The Pizza Triangle), dies of pancreatic cancer at 72
  • Dec 25 Jon Benet Ramsey, Colorado child beauty queen, murdered at 6
  • Dec 30 (Marvin John) "Jack" Nance, American stage & screen actor (Eraserhead; Twin Peaks), dies at 53
  • Dec 30 Lew Ayres, American actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Holiday, Dr Kildare), dies at 88
  • Dec 31 David Sinclair, actor (Love & Hate), dies at 62
  • Dec 31 Wesley Addy, American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Bostonians, Loving), dies at 83