Deaths in Film & TV on April 28

  • 1710 Thomas Betterton, British actor and dramatist (Coriolanus), dies at 74
  • 1925 Louis Bouwmeester, Dutch actor (Shakespeare), dies at 82
  • 1933 Robin Irvine, British actor (Easy Virtue, When Boys Leave Home), dies of pleurisy at 31
  • 1966 Ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77
  • 1970 Ed Begley, American actor (12 Angry Men, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 69
  • 1973 Pat Henning, actor (Goodyear TV Playhouse), dies at 62
  • 1974 Paul Page, American actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), dies at 70
  • 1977 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), dies at 76
  • 1980 Dee Carroll, [Betty Jean Marsh], actress (Mad Bomber, Split), dies
  • 1982 Bert van Dongen [Albert Cohen], Dutch singer, impressionist and actor (Het meisje met den blauwen hoed), dies at 66
  • 1991 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • 1995 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster, dies at 67
  • 1996 Giles Grangier, film director, dies at 84
  • 1999 Rory Calhoun [Francis Timothy McCown], American actor (Blue & Gray, How to Marry a Millionaire), dies of emphysema at 76
  • 2002 Lou Thesz, American professional wrestler, dies at 86
  • 2005 Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1972)
  • 2007 Robert "Dabbs" Greer, American actor (Gunsmoke, The Green Mile, Little House on Prairie), dies of a kidney and heart ailment at 90
  • 2011 William Campbell, American actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty), dies at 87
  • 2012 Patricia Medina, British actress (The Three Musketeers, High-Low), dies from natural causes at 92