On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on April 1

  • 1946 Noah Beery, American character actor (Story of Esther, The Mark of Zorro), dies at 64
  • 1966 Brian O'Brien, Irish novelist (At Swim-Two-Birds), dies at 54
  • 1988 Jim Jordan, American actor and radio comedian (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91
  • 1993 Wayne Mack, American sportscaster (New Orleans Saints, Tulane University) and actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1995 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer, dies at 50
  • 1995 Sampson DeBrier, actor (Inauguration of Pleasure Dome), dies at 86
  • 1996 Mário Viegas, Portuguese actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy, Funeral of Patrao), dies at 47
  • 1998 Eugene "Gene" Evans, American actor (My Friend Flicka, Johnny Ringo, Alamo), dies of heart failure at 75
  • 2003 Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor, singer and composer (Farewell My Concubine), commits suicide at 46
  • 2004 Carrie Snodgress, American actress (Diary of Mad Housewife), dies at 58
  • 2005 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), dies at 75
  • 2010 John Forsythe, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 92
  • 2018 Steven Bochco, American TV producer and co-creator of Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, dies at 74
  • 2020 Ed Farmer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; Chicago WS) and broadcaster (Chicago WS radio 1991-2005), dies of kidney disease at 70