Deaths in Film & TV on April 12

  • 1959 James Gleason, American writer and actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), dies at 76
  • 1961 Philippine "Pine" Belder, [Mary de Klerk], actress, dies at 93
  • 1974 Carl Jaffe, German actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement), dies at 72
  • 1976 Paul Ford, American actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74
  • 1984 Ruth Taylor, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 76
  • 1987 Mike Von Erich, American wrestler
  • 1989 Gerald Flood, British actor (Doctor Who, Patton), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 2006 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, dies at 76
  • 2010 Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)
  • 2013 Michael France, American screenwriter, dies from complications from diabetes at 51
  • 2016 David Gest, American television producer, dies at 62
  • 2016 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), dies at 90