Today's Deaths in Film & Television History

  • 1942 Buck Jones [Charles F Gebhart], American Western actor (Just Pals, Forbidden Trails, War Horse), dies in a fire at 50
  • 1947 Ernst Lubitsch, German actor, producer and film director (To Be or Not to Be, Love Parade, Anna Boleyn, Ninotchka), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • 1967 Patrick Kavanagh, Irish screenwriterr (Great Hunger), dies
  • 1973 Bruce Yarnell, American actor (Outlaws) and singer, dies when singleā€engine plane he was piloting crashes into northern Los Angeles county (California) mountain slope at 37 [1]
  • 1974 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], American comedian, dies at 79
  • 1976 Fritz Rasp, German actor (Diary of a Lost Girl), dies at 85
  • 1979 Joyce Grenfell (Adventure for Two), actress, dies at 69
  • 1979 Zeppo Marx [Herbert Manfred Marx], American comedian and actor (Marx Brothers), dies at 78
  • 1981 Robert H. Harris, American actor (Jake-The Goldbergs, Mirage), dies at 70
  • 1985 Phil Tucker, American film director (Robot Monster), dies at 58
  • 1994 Lionel Stander, American blacklisted actor (Hart to Hart, Unfaithfully Yours), dies at 86
  • 1995 William Roerick, American actor (The Wasp Woman, Guiding Light), dies in car crash at 83
  • 2002 Tim Woods, American professional wrestler (b. 1934)
  • 2005 Jean Parker [Luise-Stephanie Zelinska], American actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women), dies of complications from a stroke at 90
  • 2013 Jean Kent [Joan Summerfield], British actress (Caravan, Bond Street), dies from complications from a fall at 92

Paul WalkerPaul Walker (1973-2013)

American actor (The Fast and the Furious), dies in a car accident at 40

  • 2015 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (Carnival Night), dies at 88
  • 2016 Alice Drummond, American actress (Awakenings), dies at 88
  • 2017 Jim Nabors, American comedian, actor (The Andy Griffith Show; Gomer Pyle, USMC), and singer ("Back Home Again in Indiana"), dies from health complications at 87
  • 2021 Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, Indian poet and film and theater lyricist ("Vidhata Thalapuna"), dies of lung cancer at 66