Deaths in Film & Television in 1951

  • Jan 18 Jack Holt, American golddigger and actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • Feb 21 Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Potasch & Perlemoer, Boefje), dies at 63
  • Mar 6 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), dies at 58
  • Mar 31 Ralph Forbes, actor (Riptide, Shock, Shock), dies at 45
  • Apr 4 Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1881)
  • Apr 5 Edward Rigby, British actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent), dies at 72
  • Apr 22 Stanley Ridges, actor (possessed, Sgt York, Mr Ace), dies at 59
  • Apr 29 Jules Verstraete [Julien Gustave de Graef], Flemish actor (rubber, The Three Wishes), dies at 67
  • May 5 Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54

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May 7 Warner Baxter, American actor (In Old Arizona, Cisco Kid), dies at 62

  • Jun 6 Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
  • Jul 23 Robert Flaherty, American documentary filmmaker (Nanook of North), dies at 67
  • Aug 16 Louis Jouvet, French actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • Aug 28 Robert Walker, actor/writer (Bataan, Madame Curie), dies at 32
  • Sep 7 Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights, Sudan), dies at 31
  • Sep 8 Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights), dies of heart seizure at 33
  • Sep 9 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), dies at 74
  • Sep 29 Bradley Barker, American silent actor and film director, dies at 68
  • Oct 12 Leon Errol, Australian actor (Ziegfeld Follies, What a Blonde!), dies at 70
  • Dec 6 J Edward Bromberg, Hungarian actor (The Mark of Zorro, Under 2 Flags), dies from a heart attack at 47
  • Dec 19 Barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51