Deaths in Film & Television in 1940

  • Mar 1 Josef Swickard, German actor (The Wizard of Oz, Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
  • Mar 10 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Blokkade, Ghetto, Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
  • Apr 9 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
  • May 25 Joe De Grasse, American film director (b. 1873)
  • May 28 Randle Ayrton, British actor (The Manxman, Nell Gwyn), dies at 70
  • May 28 Walter Connolly, American actor (It Happened One Night, Good Earth), dies from a stroke at 53
  • Jun 6 E. E. Clive, Welsh actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour), dies at 56
  • Jun 7 James Hall, American actor (Hell's Angels, Four Sons), dies of cirrhosis at 39
  • Jul 15 Donald Calthrop, British actor (Blackmail, Scrooge, Rome Express), dies from a heart attack at 52
  • Aug 13 George C Pearce, American actor (The Shadow Sinister, British Agent, Valiant), dies at 75
  • Aug 31 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58
  • Sep 10 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (Modern Times, The Dumb Messenger), dies at 69
  • Sep 25 Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), dies at 57
  • Oct 10 Berton Churchill, Canadian-American actor (I'm Nobody's Sweetheart Now), dies at 63
  • Oct 12 Tom Mix, American actor (Texan, Hidden Gold), dies at 60
  • Dec 5 Wilfred Lucas, Canadian actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford), dies at 69
  • Dec 13 George Regas, Greek actor (The Mark of Zorro), dies at 50
  • Dec 25 Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42