Deaths in Film & TV on April 9

  • 1852 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", dies at 60
  • 1909 Helena Modrzejewska, Polish-American actress, dies from Bright's disease at 68
  • 1923 Mauritius H Binger, director and producer (Living Ladder), dies
  • 1940 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
  • 1970 Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American artist and chief illustrator for The Walt Disney Company during the 1930s (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi, Pinocchio), dies at 73
  • 1979 Staats Cotsworth, American actor (Hamlet, Peyton Place), dies at 71
  • 1980 Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), dies at 66
  • 1991 Maurice Binder, American photographer and film title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
  • 1992 Ruth Hammond, American Broadway actress, dies in her sleep at 96
  • 1994 Marcel Ichac, French director (Karakoram) and alpinist, dies at 87
  • 2006 Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Sidney Lumet, American film director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), dies at 86
  • 2017 Peter Hansen, American actor (General Hospital, The War of the Roses), dies at 95
  • 2020 Jocelyn Barrow, British race relations campaigner (Card) and 1st black female governor of the BBC, dies at 90

DMXDMX (1970-2021)

American rapper (..And Then There Was X), and actor (Romeo Must Die), dies of a heart attack at 50 [1] [2]