On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on April 11

  • 1970 Cathy O'Donnell [Ann Steely], American film noir actress (Miniver Story, Man from Laramie), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 46
  • 1973 Ted Decorsia, American actor (The Killing, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), dies at 67
  • 1974 Charles Curtis "Curt" Conway, American actor (Raw Deal; The Twilight Zone), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1975 Dorothy Patten, American actress, dies at 70
  • 1976 Liam Dunn, American actor, dies at 59
  • 1977 Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • 1980 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), dies at 75
  • 1983 Dolores Del Rio, actress (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 78
  • 1987 Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss], American actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), dies at 79
  • 1988 Jean "Jeff" Donnell, American actress (Gidget Goes to Rome, Hoedown, 9 Girls), dies at 66 of a heart attack
  • 1990 Barbara Miller, British stage and screen actress (Blackadder), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • 1991 Tom Rosqui, American stage and screen character actor (The Godfather - "Rocco Lampone"), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1992 Adele Dixon, British stage and screen actress and singer (Uneasy Virtue), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1992 James Brown, American actor (Objective, Burma!; The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin -"Rip"), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • 2000 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • 2001 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), dies of cancer at 79
  • 2007 Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), dies at 81
  • 2013 Jonathan Winters, American comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), dies from natural causes at 87
  • 2018 Mitzi Shore [Lillian Saidel], American owner of The Comedy Store and founder of The Comedy Channel, dies at 87
  • 2019 Monkey Punch [Kazuhiko Kato], Japanese manga cartoonist (Lupin III), dies of pneumonia at 81