Deaths in Film & TV on April 4

  • 1951 Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1881)
  • 1963 Jason Robards Sr, American actor (Acapulco, Isle of the Dead), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • 1970 Byron Foulger, American actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70
  • 1979 Edgar Buchanan, American actor (Petticoat Junction), dies at 76
  • 1981 Brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56

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1983 Gloria Swanson, actress (Airport 1975), dies of a heart ailment at 84

  • 1992 Sy Kramer, singer/comedy writer dies of cancer at 59
  • 1994 Virginia "Ginny" Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band), dies at 77
  • 1995 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], British TV personality and disc Jockey, dies at 50 of an AIDS related illness
  • 1995 Priscilla Lane, actress (Saboteur, Bodyguard), dies at 77
  • 1996 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, dies at 68 (b. 1927)
  • 1996 David Keylsey, actor/director, dies at 63
  • 1999 Faith Domergue, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2002 Harry L. O'Connor, Czech film stuntman
  • 2003 Anthony Caruso, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Resortes, Mexican comedian (b. 1916)
  • 2007 Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1941)
  • 2007 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (b. 1927)
  • 2011 Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist (b. 1958)
  • 2012 Claude Miller, French director and screen writer, dies at 70
  • 2013 Roger Ebert, American film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), dies of cancer at 70