On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in October 1952

  • 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