On This Day

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
  • Apr 24 Finley Peter Dunne, American journalist and humorist (Mr Dooley), dies at 68
  • Apr 26 Tammany Young, American actor, dies at 49
  • Jun 17 Henry B Walthall, American actor (The Birth of a Nation, Klondike), dies at 58
  • Jul 2 Harry Northrup [Henri N.], French-born American poet and actor (The Heart of Maryland, The Unchastened Woman), 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
  • Sep 14 Irving Thalberg, American film producer (MGM), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • Oct 23 [Marie] Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Bitter Pill), dies at 80