Deaths in Film & TV on April 17

  • 1962 Louise Fazenda, American vaudeville, and silent and sound screen actress (Mack Sennett comedies), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66
  • 1968 Margaret Seddon, American stage and screen actress (Mr. Deeds Goes to Town), dies at 95
  • 1974 Frank McGee, American news anchor (NBC Evening News), dies of cancer at 52
  • 1977 Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
  • 1987 Dick Shawn [Richard Schulefand], American character actor and comedian (The Producers - "L.S.D."; Maid to Order), suffers a fatal heart attack on stage in San Diego on stage at 57
  • 1988 Eva Novak, American actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90
  • 1994 Peter Hacker, American journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69
  • 2004 Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)
  • 2004 [Andrew] Bruce Boa, Canadian actor (The Empire Strikes Back), dies of cancer at 73
  • 2005 James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), dies at 83
  • 2006 Henderson Forsythe, American actor (As the World Turns, Crisis at Central High), dies at 88
  • 2007 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, dies at 96
  • 2011 AJ Perez, Filipino teen actor (b. 1993)
  • 2011 Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They), dies at 70
  • 2013 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), dies at 91

Gabriel García MárquezGabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

Doris RobertsDoris Roberts (1925-2016)

American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), dies at 90

  • 2022 Jim Hartz, American journalist and newscaster (NBC-TV Today, 1974-77; PBS - Innovations), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at 82
  • 2022 Re Styles [Shirley Macleod], Dutch-American actress (Space Is The Place), designer, and rock vocalist (The Tubes, 1976-79), dies at 72