Deaths in Film & Television in 1956

  • Jan 12 Norman Kerry, American actor (Air Eagles, Phantom of Opera), dies at 61
  • Jan 19 Charles Dingle, American actor (The Little Foxes), dies at 68
  • Jan 23 Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62
  • Jan 30 Jane Seymour, actress (Young Mr Bobbin), dies at 56
  • Feb 2 Charley Grapewin, American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady), dies at 86
  • Mar 17 Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61
  • Mar 25 Robert Newton, British actor (Treasure Island, Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days), dies from a heart attack at 50
  • Apr 2 Chester Clute, actor (Niagara Falls), dies at 65
  • Apr 24 Henry Stephenson, British actor (Conquest, Little Old NY, Mr Lucky), dies at 85
  • Apr 26 Edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66
  • May 12 Louis Calhern, American actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle), dies at 61
  • May 20 Andre Eugene Maurice Charlot, actor (Summer Storm), dies
  • May 24 Guy Kibbee, American actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74
  • Jun 2 Jean Hersholt, Danish actor (Heidi, Greed, Men in White, Aryan), dies form cancer at 69
  • Jun 4 Katherine MacDonald, American actress (b. 1881)
  • Jun 6 Margaret Wycherly, actress (Claudia), dies at 74
  • Jun 11 Ralph Morgan [Wupperman], American actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), dies at 73
  • Jun 29 Johan[nes F] Bakker Jr, actor, dies at 62

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Aug 16 Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73

  • Aug 24 Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (b. 1898)
  • Sep 20 Theo Frenkel, Dutch actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), dies at 85
  • Sep 23 Earl Godwin, newscaster (Meet the Veep), dies at 75
  • Oct 2 George Bancroft, American actor (Texas, Stagecoach, Little Men), dies at 74
  • Oct 9 Marie Doro, American stage and film actress of the early silent film era (The Heart of Nora Flynn, The White Pearl), dies at 74
  • Oct 17 Anne Crawford, British film actor (b. 1920)
  • Nov 19 Francis L Sullivan, British actor (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Missing Rembrandt), dies from a lung ailment at 53
  • Nov 22 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 74
  • Dec 7 Huntley Gordon, Canadian actor, dies at 77
  • Dec 17 Eddie Acuff, actor (Guns of Pecos), dies at 48
  • Dec 26 Holmes Herbert, British actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Kiss), dies at 74