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, American actor (Juarez, Air Force), dies of heart problems 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

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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, 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, actress (Random Harvest), dies at 31

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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