Deaths in Film & TV on April 22

  • 1946 Lionel Atwill, British actor (Captain Blood, To Be or Not to Be), dies at 61
  • 1951 Stanley Ridges, British-born actor (possessed, Sgt York, Mr Ace), dies at 59
  • 1962 Vera Reynolds, American actress (Dragnet Patrol, Lawless Woman), dies at 62
  • 1967 Tom Conway {Sanders], British radio and screen actor (The Falcon's Brother; I Cheated The Law; The Betty Hutton Show), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 62
  • 1975 Mary Philips, American actress (Farewell to Arms), dies at 75
  • 1977 Charles Sanford, American orchestra leader (Your Show of Shows), dies at 71
  • 1978 Will Geer [William Aughe Ghere], American actor (Salt of the Earth, The Waltons), dies at 76
  • 1983 Walter Slezak, Austrian actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), commits suicide at 80
  • 1988 Irene Rich, American actress (Beau Brumell, Champ), dies at 96
  • 1990 Albert Salmi, American stage and screen character actor (Caddyshack; The Brothers Karamazov; Bus Stop), kills terminally ill wife & self at 62
  • 1990 Bertil Unger, Swedish actor (Devil & Max Devlin), dies at 69
  • 1992 Youcca Troubatzkoy, American actress (Flower of the Night), dies at 86
  • 1996 David Shipman, English film historian, dies at 63
  • 1996 Erma Bombeck, American humorist (The Grass is Greener over the Septic Tank), dies at 69
  • 2005 (John) Norman Bird, British stage, wireless, and screen character actor (Worzel Gummidge, 1979–81 - "Mr Braithwaite"), dies at 80
  • 2005 John Marshall, American filmmaker and activist (Ju/'hoan Bushman films), dies at 76 [1]
  • 2005 Norman Bird, English character actor, dies at 80
  • 2006 Alida Valli [Baroness Alida von Marckenstein-Frauenberg], Italian actress (The Paradine Case, The Third Man), dies at 84
  • 2009 Jack Cardiff, British cinematographer (Black Narcissus), dies at 94
  • 2011 Moin Akhter, Pakistani actor, dies at 60
  • 2016 Madeleine Sherwood, Canadian actress (Mother Superior - Flying Nun), dies at 93
  • 2017 Erin Moran, American actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi), dies at 56
  • 2017 Norman T. Hatch, American oscar-winning marine cinematographer during WWII (With the Marines at Tarawa), dies at 96
  • 2020 Shirley Knight, American actress (Endless Love, Desperate Housewives), dies at 83
  • 2020 Terence Frisby, English actor and playwright (There's a Girl in My Soup), dies at 87