Deaths in Film & TV on April 25

  • 1943 Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies
  • 1955 Constance Collier, actress (Perils of Pauline), dies at 77
  • 1958 Herman Hickman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard, coach and broadcaster (Army, Yale), dies at 46
  • 1960 Hope Emerson, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), dies at 62
  • 1969 Margarita Xirgu, Catalan stage actress, director and political radical (Bloody Wedding, Mariana Pineda), dies at 80
  • 1970 Anita Louise, American actress (The Little Princess, Gorilla, My Friend Flicka), dies from a stroke at 55
  • 1972 George Sanders, Russian actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950), commits suicide at 65
  • 1976 Carol Reed, English film director (Agony & Ecstasy, Oliver!), dies at 69
  • 1976 Margaret Bannerman, actress (Great Defender), dies at 79
  • 1980 Katia Mann, German actress and wife of German writer Thomas Mann, dies at 96
  • 1982 Celia Johnson, English actress (Brief Encounter, Happy Breed), dies at 73
  • 1982 Don Wilson, American radio and TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), dies at 81
  • 1984 Richard Benedict, actor (Okinawa), dies at 64 of a heart attack
  • 1985 Murray Matheson, actor (Felix-Banacek), dies at 72
  • 1985 Richard Haydn, British actor (The Sound of Music; Alice in Wonderland), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • 1989 George Coulouris, British actor (Runaway Bus), dies at 85
  • 1990 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist Go!; The Other Side of 'Round Midnight), and actor ('Round Midnight), dies of kidney failure at 67
  • 1991 Frank Hamilton, Canadian-American actor (Subterraneans), dies at 66
  • 1993 Rosita Moreno, actress (Walls of Gold), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • 1994 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 1995 Art Fleming [Fazzin], American actor, and TV game show host (Jeopardy, 1964-75, 1978-79), dies of pancreatic cancer at 70

Ginger RogersGinger Rogers (1911-1995)

American vaudeville, stage and screen dancer, singer (Top Hat), and Academy Award-winning actress (Kitty Foyle; Stage Door), dies at 83

  • 1995 Iosif Kheifits [Joseph Heifitz], Belarusian-Soviet film director (Baltic Days), dies at 89
  • 1996 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles (Psycho), dies at 75
  • 2002 Michael Bryant, British actor (Sakharov, Girly), dies at 74
  • 2004 Albert Paulsen, Ecuadorian-American actor (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Doctors' Hospital), dies at 78
  • 2008 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("Bad Penny Blues"), and broadcaster (BBC2 - Best Of Jazz, 1967-2007; BBC4 - I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, 1972-2008), dies at 86
  • 2009 Bea Arthur [Bernice Frankel], American Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress (Mame; Maude; The Golden Girls), and singer, dies of lung cancer at 86
  • 2010 Dorothy Provine, American actress (The Roaring 20's; That Darn Cat: Who's Minding The Mint?), and singer, dies of emphysema at 75
  • 2013 Virginia Gibson, American actress, dies at 88