Deaths in Film & TV on April 3

  • 1943 Conrad Veidt, German actor (Casablanca, Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies from a heart attack at 50
  • 1957 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), dies from intestinal obstruction at 73
  • 1969 Rex Evans, British actor (Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman; Zara; Matchmaker), dies after surgery at 65
  • 1975 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Sons & Lovers; Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42
  • 1978 Ray Noble, English bandleader, comedian and actor (The Very Thought of You), dies at 74
  • 1980 Luella Gear, American actress (Joe & Mabel), dies at 82
  • 1982 Warren Oates, American actor (Dillinger, East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies of a heart attack at 53
  • 1989 Norman Wooland, German actor (Ivanhoe, Quo Vadis, Hamlet), dies at 79
  • 1990 Katharine Balfour, American actress (Love Story), dies of ALS at 69
  • 1992 (Lloyd) "Slim" Andrews, American actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), comic, and singer-songwriter, dies at 85 [1]
  • 1992 Margaret Barker, American actress (Fathers & Son), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • 1993 Alexander Mnouchkine, French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83
  • 1993 Dieter Plage, German wildlife filmmaker, dies at 57
  • 1994 Elizabeth "Betty" Furness, American actress, journalist and consumer activist (Dangerous Corner, Studio 1), dies of stomach cancer at 78
  • 1994 Frank G. Wells, American company director (Walt Disney Co.), dies in a helicopter crash at 62
  • 1994 Pat Harper, American NYC news anchor (WPIX, WNBC), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1995 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (Operation Mata Hari), dies at 66
  • 1998 Rob Pilatus, American-German model, dancer, and de-frocked Grammy Award winner (Milli Vanilli - "Girl You Know It's True"), dies of accidental prescription drug and alcohol overdose at 42
  • 2005 Tony Croatto {Hermes Martinis], Italian-Puerto Rican folk song singer and composer (Los TNT; Haciendo Punto en Otro Son), and television presenter, dies of cancer at 65
  • 2013 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85
  • 2016 Donald "Don" Francks, Canadian actor, singer and musician (Terminal Choice; Finian's Rainbow), dies at 84
  • 2016 Erik Bauersfeld, American voice actor (Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar "Its a trap"), dies at 93
  • 2018 Lill-Babs [Barbro Margareta Svensson], Swedish pop singer, (Eurovision, 1961) actress, and television presenter, dies of heart failure while battling cancer at 80
  • 2021 Gloria Henry [McEniry], American actress (Dennis the Menace), dies at 98