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

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, actress (Public Enemy, Frankenstein), dies at 84
  • 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