On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in 1928

  • Jan 27 Marie Verstraete, Belgian actress (Mooi Juultje van Volendam, Frou Frou), dies at 74
  • Feb 16 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), dies at 71
  • Jun 22 George Siegmann, American actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist), dies from pernicious anemia at 46
  • Jul 21 Ellen Alice Terry, British Shakespearean actress and director (Imperial Theatre), dies at 81
  • Aug 10 Rex Cherryman, American actor (Camille, The Sunshine Trail, In for Thirty Days), dies from septic poisoning at 31
  • Sep 29 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor, dies in a car accident at 29
  • Oct 8 Larry Semon, American comedian and director (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 39
  • Nov 8 Mauritz Stiller [Moshe Stiller], Swedish actor and director (The Saga of Gösta Berling, Erotikon), dies from an infective pleurisy at 45
  • Dec 5 Johannes "Johan" Bakker Sr, Dutch actor and husband of Truus Soete, dies at 61
  • Dec 14 Theodore Roberts, American actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments), dies at 77