Deaths in Film & Television in 1946

  • Jan 5 George "Slim" Summerville, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Keystone Cops), dies of a stroke at 53
  • Jan 16 Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71

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Feb 5 George Arliss, British actor (Devil, Green Goddess), dies at 77

  • Feb 8 Miles Mander, British actor (Tower of London, Wuthering Heights, Murder!), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • Mar 12 Philip Merivale, British actor (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Nothing But Trouble), dies from a heart ailment at 59
  • Apr 1 Noah Beery, American character actor (Story of Esther, The Mark of Zorro), dies at 64
  • Apr 22 Lionel Atwill, British actor (Captain Blood, To Be or Not to Be), dies at 61
  • Jun 1 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Jun 23 William S Hart, American actor, silent Westerns (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds), dies at 75
  • Aug 26 Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1887)
  • Sep 16 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Raimu [Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire], French actor (The Baker's Wife, Marius, Fanny), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • Sep 21 Olga Engl, Austrian actress (b. 1971)
  • Sep 25 Heinrich George [Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz], German actor (Hitlerjunge Quex), dies at 52
  • Oct 8 Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins) dies at 73
  • Nov 18 Donald Meek, Scottish actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), dies at 86
  • Dec 7 Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (b. 1871)
  • Dec 25 W C Fields, writer/comedian (Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies at 67
  • Dec 31 Frederik "Frits" Tartaud, Dutch actor and husband of Dutch actress Alida Klein, dies at 89