On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in 1926

  • Jan 30 Barbara La Marr, American actress (The White Moth), dies at 29
  • Apr 19 Sir Squire Bancroft [Butterfield], British actor and manager known for creating 'drawing-room comedy' (Haymarket), dies at 84

Person of interestRudolph Valentino

Aug 23 Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor and silent movie idol (The Sheik, Eagle), dies of a relapse of pleuritis in NY at 31

Actor and Silent Film Idol Rudolph Valentino
Actor and Silent Film Idol
Rudolph Valentino
  • Sep 11 Matsunosuke Onoe [Tsuruzo Nakamura], Japanese actor (Araki Mataemon, Yajîkita: zenpen), Japanese actor, dies at 50
  • Nov 1 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor and director (Krates), dies at 72