On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on April 17

  • 1968 Margaret Seddon, American 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

Person of interestGabriel García Márquez

2014 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez

Person of interestDoris Roberts

2016 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), dies at 90

Actress Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts