Deaths in Film & Television in 1937

  • Jan 2 Ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29
  • Jan 13 Martin Elmer Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, dies at 52
  • Jan 21 Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (b. 1898)
  • Feb 3 Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (b. 1887)
  • Mar 6 Frank Vosper, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rome Express), dies at sea at 37
  • Apr 29 William Gillette, American actor, playwright and manager (Sherlock Holmes on stage), dies at 83
  • May 1 Snitz Edwards, Hungarian actor (College, Phantom of the Opera), dies at 69
  • May 10 William Tedmarsh, British silent movie actor (Two Beds and No Sleep), dies at 61
  • Jun 25 Colin Clive, British actor (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Mad Love), dies from complications of tuberculosis at 37
  • Sep 2 Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies
  • Sep 15 Clifford Heatherley, actress (For Love or Money, Cash), dies at 48
  • Oct 15 James Marcus, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Nov 6 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, British actor and theatre director (Kathleen), dies at 84
  • Nov 10 Nikolai Batalov, Russian actor (Tretya meshchanskaya, Mother), dies from tuberculosis at 37
  • Nov 13 Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress and writer (Rocky Mountain Mystery, The Heart of Maryland), dies at 75
  • Dec 12 Alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57
  • Dec 21 Ted Healy [Ernest Lee Nash], American actor and comedian (Mad Love, San Francisco, Soup to Nuts), dies from acute toxic nephritis at 41