Deaths in Film & TV on April 29

  • 1937 William Gillette, American stage and silent film actor (Sherlock Holmes), and playwright (Secret Service), dies at 83
  • 1951 Jules Verstraete [Julien Gustave de Graef], Flemish actor (rubber, The Three Wishes), dies at 67
  • 1966 Eugene O'Brien, American actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
  • 1967 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 1979 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (Little Toot), dies at 72

Alfred HitchcockAlfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)

English film director (Psycho; The Birds; Rear Window; Vertigo), dies of renal failure at 80

  • 1988 Andrew Cruickshank, actor (Body in Library, Murder Most Foul), dies
  • 1992 Mae Clarke [Violet Mary Klotz], American actress (Frankenstein, Waterloo Bridge), dies at 81
  • 1993 Michael Gordon, actor and director (Pillow Talk), dies at 83
  • 1994 William "Bill" Quinn, American actor (Star Trek, The Birds, Rifleman, All in the Family), dies of natural causes at 81
  • 1996 David Davis, British radio broadcaster (BBC Children's Hour), dies at 87
  • 1996 David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • 2002 Lor Tok [Sawong Supsamruay], Thai comedian and actor (Ngern, Ngern, Ngern), dies at 88
  • 2005 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host, dies of a heart attack at 39
  • 2005 William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2007 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor and stand-up comedian (Mot i brøstet, Olsen-banden), dies of heart failure at 85
  • 2014 (Abraham) "Glenn" Osser, American arranger and orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue; Miss America Pageant), dies at 99
  • 2018 Robert Mandan, American actor best known for his role as Chester Tate in US sitcom "Soap", dies at 86
  • 2019 John Singleton, American director and screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood), dies of a stroke at 51
  • 2020 Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer & actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), dies of cancer at 53
  • 2020 Jill Gascoine, British stage and pioneering TV actress (The Gentle Touch- "Maggie Forbes"), and novelist, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • 2021 Billie Hayes [Brosch], American stage, film, and television actress Li'l Abner - "Mammy Yokum"; Witchiepoo), dies at 96
  • 2021 Johnny Crawford, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; The Rifleman - "Mark"), singer ("Sandy"), and bandleader (JCO), dies at 75
  • 2022 David Birney, American stage and screen actor (Bridget Loves Bernie; St Elsewhere, 1982-83), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 83