On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on April 7

  • 1950 Walter Huston, Canadian actor (Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre), dies from an aneurysm at 67
  • 1955 Theda Bara, actress (Camille, Cleopatra, 2 Orphans), dies at 62
  • 1967 Anne Morrison Chapin, American playwright, actress, (The Wild Westcotts), and screenwriter (The Sailor Takes A Wife), dies at 75
  • 1972 Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), dies at 65
  • 1973 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1976 Mary Margaret McBride, American radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC), dies at 76
  • 1982 Brenda Benet, actress (Track of Thunder), commits suicide by gun at 36
  • 1983 Gavin Gordon, television actor (Romance, Lone Cowboy), dies at 82
  • 1989 Alberto Morin, Puerto Rican actor (Two Mules for Sister Sara; Rio Grande), dies at 86
  • 1993 Max Croiset, Dutch actor (The Village on the River, Dog of Flanders, Little Ark), dies at 80
  • 1993 Richard Schmiechen, American film producer (The Times of Harvey Milk), dies of AIDS at 45
  • 2001 David Graf, American actor (Police Academy- Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • 2001 Beatrice Straight, American actress (Network, Poltergeist, Power), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • 2002 John Agar, American actor (Sands of Iwo Jima, Fort Apache), dies at 81
  • 2004 Victor Argo, American actor, dies at 69
  • 2007 Barry Nelson, American actor (Airport), dies at 89
  • 2011 Pierre Gauvreau, Canadian painter, television writer and producer, dies at 88

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2012 Mike Wallace, American journalist and media personality (Biography, 60 Minutes), dies of natural causes at 93

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  • 2013 Les Blank, American documentary filmmaker, dies at 77
  • 2017 Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor (Jewel in Crown, King Charles III), dies at 70
  • 2019 Seymour Cassel, American actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino), dies at 84
  • 2020 Hal Willner, American music producer (Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill; Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films; The Carl Stalling Project), dies with symptoms of Covid-19 at 64
  • 2021 James Hampton, American actor (F Troop - "Bugler Dobbs"; Teen Wolf), writer, and director, dies from Parkinson’s disease complications at 84
  • 2021 Anne Beatts, American comedy writer (National Lampoon magazine; Saturday Night Live, 1975-79; Square Pegs), dies at 74