Deaths in Film & Television in 1952

  • Jan 18 Curly Howard {Jerome Lester Horwitz}, American vaudevillian actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), dies from a stroke at 48
  • Feb 2 Charles De Roche, actor (10 Commandments), dies at 72
  • Feb 19 Lawrence Grant [Percy Reginald], British actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 82
  • Mar 11 Pierre Renoir, French stage and film actor and director (b. 1885)
  • Apr 13 [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress (Adelaarsjong), dies at 79
  • Apr 21 Leslie Banks, actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61
  • Apr 26 Charles L Baars, Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59
  • May 8 William Fox, Austrian-born film producer (b. 1879)
  • May 9 Canada Lee [Leonard Canegata], African-American actor (Lost Boundaries), dies from a Heart attack at 45
  • May 15 Albert Bassermann, German actor (Foreign Correspondent, Madame Curie), dies at 84
  • May 21 John Garfield [Jacob Garfinkle], American actor (Four Daughters, Body and Soul), dies of coronary thrombosis at 39
  • Jul 4 Walter Long, American actor (Moby Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol), dies at 73
  • Jul 18 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer known as "The World's Tallest Man," dies at 46
  • Aug 18 Ralph Byrd, American actor (Dick Tracy TV Show, SOS Coast Guard), dies from a heart attack at 43

Person of interestGertrude Lawrence

Sep 6 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, dies of liver and abdominal cancer at 54

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • Sep 9 Joseph Allen Sr, American actor, dies at 79
  • Sep 22 Cor Ruys, Dutch actor (Princess Stage, The Cross-Patch), dies at 63
  • Sep 22 Cor Ruys, actor (Princess Stage), dies at 62
  • Oct 20 Basil Radford, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Whiskey Galore, Night Train), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • Oct 23 Susan Peters [Suzanne Carnahan], American actress (Random Harvest, Young Ideas), dies of complications resulting from pyelonephritis, pneumonia, and starvation at 31

Person of interestHattie McDaniel

Oct 26 Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With the Wind), dies of breast cancer at 57

  • Nov 2 Maire O'Neill, actress (Juno & the Paycock, Glamorous Night), dies