Actors and Actresses Who Died 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 Rochefort, French silent film actor (The Ten 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)
  • Mar 22 "Uncle" Dave Macon, American vaudeville and Grand Ole Opry banjo player, singer-songwriter and comedian, dies at 81
  • Apr 13 [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress (Adelaarsjong), dies at 79
  • Apr 21 Leslie Banks, English actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61
  • May 8 William Fox [Wilhem Fuchs], Hungarian-American movie theater pioneer and film producer (Fox Film Corporation), dies at 73
  • May 9 Canada Lee [Leonard Canegata], African-American actor (Lost Boundaries), dies of 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

Gertrude LawrenceGertrude Lawrence (1898-1952)

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

  • Sep 9 Joseph Allen Sr, American actor, dies at 79
  • Sep 22 Cor Ruys, Dutch actor (Princess Stage, The Cross-Patch), dies at 63
  • 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

Hattie McDanielHattie McDaniel (1895-1952)

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

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