Deaths in Film & TV on April 23

  • 1827 Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth), dies at 65
  • 1957 William Orlamond, Danish actor (Flesh and the Devil, The Wind), dies at 89
  • 1965 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
  • 1970 Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51
  • 1975 William Hartnell, English actor (first Doctor in Dr Who), dies at 67
  • 1976 James Flavin, American actor (King Kong, In Cold Blood, Man With a Camera), dies from a ruptured aorta at 69
  • 1976 Ronald Radd, actor (King Lear, Up Jumped a Swagman), dies at 47
  • 1983 Selena Royale, American actress (Date With Judy, Robot Monster), dies at 78
  • 1984 August "Guus" Oster, actor and director (Carrie), dies at 68
  • 1985 Kent Smith, actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), dies from heart disease at 78
  • 1990 Palmer Deane, actor (Still of the Night), dies
  • 1990 Paulette Goddard, American actress (Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Hazard), dies at 79
  • 1992 Victoria Kellem Lederman, model, dies of amyloidosis at 52
  • 2005 Sir John Mills, British actor (Ryan's Daughter, Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace), dies from a chest infection at 97
  • 2011 John Sullivan, British comedy writer (b. 1946)
  • 2015 Sawyer Sweeten, American actor (Everyone Loves Raymond), commits suicide at 19