Deaths in Film & Television in 1936

  • Jan 9 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), dies from a heart attack at 40
  • Feb 20 Max Schreck, German actor (Count Orlok-Nosferatu), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Mar 18 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist, actor and writer (Kleine Portratgalerie, Der Partylowe), commits suicide to avoid arrest by the Gestapo at 58
  • Mar 19 John Larkin IV, actor/writer (Charlie Chan in Panama), dies at 63
  • Apr 26 Tammany Young, American actor (b.1886)
  • Jun 17 Henry B Walthall, American actor (The Birth of a Nation, Klondike), dies at 58
  • Jul 2 Harry Northrup, American poet and actor (Who's That Knocking at My Door), dies at 60
  • Jul 11 James Murray, American actor (The Crowd, The Shakedown), drowns at 35
  • Aug 15 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), dies at 71
  • Oct 23 (Marie) Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Bitter Pill), dies at 80