Deaths in Film & TV on April 10

  • 1954 Auguste Lumière, French engineer and filmmaker who made the 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory), dies at 81
  • 1961 Irene Warfield, American silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at about 65 [exact birthdate unconfirmed]
  • 1965 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • 1970 Charles Paton, British actor (Freedom of the Seas), dies of a heart attack at 96
  • 1975 Marjorie Main [Mary Tomlinson], American vaudeville and screen actress (The Egg and I; Ma and Pa Kettle films; Another Thin Man), dies of lung cancer at 85
  • 1975 Sophia JW "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream), dies at 86
  • 1979 Henriette P "Hetty" Beck, Dutch actress (Dodendans), dies at 91
  • 1979 Nino Rota [Giovanni Rota Rinaldi], Italian classical and film score composer (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze; The Godfather (I & II; 16 Fellini films), dies from a coronary thrombosis at 67
  • 1980 Kay Medford [Margaret Kathleen Regan], American actress (Dean Martin Show: To Rome With Love), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1984 Ray Middleton, American actor (1776;, Hurricane Smith), dies at 75
  • 1991 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • 1991 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), dies from cancer at 90
  • 1992 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), dies at 71

Sam KinisonSam Kinison (1953-1992)

American screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover), dies in a car crash at 38

  • 1999 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice, radio and film actress (The Flintstones, The Jetsons), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • 2000 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (The Kingdom, Matador, Een stor familie), dies at 71
  • 2000 Larry Linville, American actor (M*A*S*H, 1972-77 - "Major Frank Burns"), dies of pneumonia, following cancer surgery in at 60
  • 2000 Peter Jones, British actor (Chariots of Fire, From a Bird's Eye View), dies of natural causes at 79
  • 2004 Donna Michele, American actress (Beach Blanket Bingo) and Playboy playmate (Dec, 1963), dies at 58
  • 2010 Dixie Carter, American actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night), dies at 70

Richie BenaudRichie Benaud (1930-2015)

Australian cricket all-rounder and captain (62 Tests, 3 x 100s, 248 wickets; NSW CA) and broadcaster (9 Network, BBC), dies from skin cancer at 84