On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in 1922

  • Feb 1 William Desmond Taylor [Deane-Tanner], Irish director & actor (The Awakening, Broken Coin), murdered at 49
  • Mar 4 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, dies at 46
  • May 21 Sidney Ainsworth, British silent film actor (Not in the News, The Rajah's Tunic), dies at 49
  • May 29 Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Armenian-Russian theatrical director of the Moscow Art Theatre (Vakhtangov Theatre), dies of cancer at 39
  • Jun 6 Lillian Russell, American actress and operetta singer, dies at about 60
  • Nov 19 Frank Bacon, American playwright, actor and author (Lightnin'), dies from a heart attack at 58