On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on April 18

  • 1921 Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor (Inkwartiering, Kloris & Roses), dies at 70
  • 1939 Theo Mann, Dutch actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), dies at 88
  • 1949 Will Hay [William Thomson Hay], British comedian, actor and amateur astronomer, dies from a stroke at 60
  • 1959 Irving Cummings, American silent screen actor & director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70
  • 1960 Emory Johnson, American actor & director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
  • 1969 Piotr F. Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor & director (Chechov), dies at 82
  • 1974 Betty Compson, American actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
  • 1974 Marcel Pagnol, French novelist & filmmaker (Topaz), dies at 79
  • 1984 John Lee Mahin, American screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
  • 1984 Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), dies at 71
  • 1988 Pierre Desproges, French humorist, dies at 48
  • 1990 Robert D Webb, American director & actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87
  • 1990 Gory Guerrero, Mexican-American professional wrestler, dies at 69
  • 2002 Wahoo McDaniel, American football player & professional wrestler, dies at 63
  • 2004 Frances Rafferty, American WWII pin-up girl, dancer and actress (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood), dies at 81
  • 2009 Stephanie Parker, Welsh actress, dies at 22

Person of interestDick Clark

2012 Dick Clark [Richard Wagstaff Clark], American radio & television personality (American Bandstand), dies from a heart attack at 82

Radio and TV Personality Dick Clark
Radio and TV Personality
Dick Clark
  • 2018 Bruno Sammartino, Italian American strongman & professional wrestler, dies at 82
  • 2019 Mark Medoff, American playwright, director, actor and professor (Children of a Lesser God), dies at 79