Deaths in Film & Television in 1931

  • Jan 4 Arthemus "Art" Acord, American silent film actor and rodeo champion (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists), commits suicide by poison at 40
  • Jan 9 Wayne Munn, wrestler (b. 1896)
  • Jan 22 Alma Rubens, American actress (Humoresque), dies of Lobar pneumonia and bronchitis at 33
  • Mar 11 F.W. Murnau, German film director (b. 1888)
  • Aug 5 Ullrich Haupt, Prussian actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), accidentally shot at 43
  • Nov 27 Lya De Putti [Am├ília Putti], Hungarian silent film actress, known for portraying vamp characters, dies at 34
  • Dec 30 Tyrone Power Sr., British actor (Big Trial, Test of Donald Norton, Alexanders Ragtime Band)), dies at 62