Deaths in Film & TV on April 29

  • 1937 William Gillette, American actor, playwright and manager (Sherlock Holmes on stage), 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

Person of interestAlfred Hitchcock

1980 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), 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 William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • 1996 David Davis, British radio broadcaster (BBC Children's Hour), dies at 87
  • 2002 Lor Tok [Sawong Supsamruay], Thai comedian and actor (Ngern, Ngern, Ngern), dies at 88
  • 2005 William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2005 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
  • 2007 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor and stand-up comedian (Mot i brøstet, Olsen-banden), dies of heart failure at 85
  • 2018 Robert Mandan, American actor best known for his role as Chester Tate in US sitcom "Soap", dies at 86