On This Day

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, 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 and actor (Round Midnight, The Other Side of Round Midnight), dies of kidney failure at 67
  • 1991 Frank Hamilton, actor (Subterraneans), dies at 66
  • 1993 Rosita Moreno, actress (Walls of Gold), dies of 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

Person of interestGinger Rogers

1995 Ginger Rogers, American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1995 Joseph Heifitz, film director, 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 musician, actor and broadcaster (It's Great to Be Young), dies at 86
  • 2009 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (All in the Family, The Golden Girls), dies at 86
  • 2013 Virginia Gibson, American actress, dies at 88