Deaths in Film & Television in 1955

  • Feb 12 Tom Moore, actor (Ladies be Seated, Majority Rules), dies at 71
  • Feb 15 S Z Sakall, Hungarian stage and film character actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), dies at 72
  • Feb 27 Tom Howard, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 66
  • Mar 7 Tom Dugan, Irish actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway), dies at 66
  • Mar 21 Muriel Aked, British actress, dies at 67
  • Apr 7 Theda Bara, actress (Camille, Cleopatra, 2 Orphans), dies at 62
  • Apr 25 Constance Collier, actress (Perils of Pauline), dies at 77
  • Apr 30 Rudolf Klein-Rogge, German actor and prototype for silent films master criminal (Metropolis, Spies), dies at 69
  • Jun 11 Walter Hampden, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 75
  • Jul 22 Joseph Foley, American actor (Mr Peepers), dies at 45
  • Jul 23 Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Un soir de joie), dies at 55
  • Jul 23 Harry Haden, actor (Harry-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 73
  • Jul 25 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, dies at 55
  • Aug 5 Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42
  • Aug 5 Suzan (Susan) Ball, American actress, of cancer aged 21
  • Aug 23 Reginald Tate, British actor (b. 1896)
  • Sep 1 Philip Loeb, actor (Jake-Goldbergs), dies at 61

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Sep 30 James Dean, actor (Rebel Without a Cause), dies in a car crash at age 24

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  • Sep 30 Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Rhapsody, Abie's Irish Rose), dies at 64
  • Oct 1 Charles Christie, American film studio owner (b. 1880)
  • Oct 2 O B Clarence, actor (Penn of Pensnsylvania), dies
  • Oct 9 Alice Joyce, actress (Song O' My Heart), dies at 65
  • Oct 19 John Hodiak, actress (Lifeboat, Battleground), dies at 41
  • Nov 9 Tom Powers, actor (Station West, Destination Moon), dies at 65
  • Nov 22 Shemp Howard [Samuel Horwitz], American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Dec 1 Chief Thundercloud [Victor Daniels], Cherokee actor (The Lone Ranger, Colt .45), dies from stomach cancer at 57
  • Dec 5 Paul Harvey, American actor (Spellbound, Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73
  • Dec 21 Dorothy Bernard, actress (Margaret-Life With Father), dies at 65
  • Dec 24 Nana Bryant, actress (Mrs Nestor - Our Miss Brooks), dies at 67