Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1957

Humphrey Bogart

Jan 14 Humphrey Bogart, American actor (Casablanca, Caine Mutiny), dies of cancer of the esophagus at 57

Arturo Toscanini

Jan 16 Arturo Toscanini, Italian cellist and conductor (La Scala, 1898-1908 & 1921-29; Metropolitan Opera, 1908-15; New York Philharmonic, 1926-36; NBC Symphony Orchestra, 1937-41 & 1944-54), dies after a stroke in NYC at 89

  • Feb 22 Harry Sothern, British actor (Blind Wives, Buck Rogers), dies at 72
  • Mar 12 Josephine Hull, American actress (Harvey), dies at 71
  • Mar 13 Lena Ashwell, British actress and theatrical manager who was the 1st to organize large-scale entertainment for WWI troops at the front, dies at 84
  • Mar 31 Gene Lockhart, American actor (Going My Way), dies at 65
  • Apr 3 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), dies from intestinal obstruction at 73
  • Apr 15 Pedro Infante, Mexican actor & singer, dies at 39
  • Apr 23 William Orlamond, Danish actor (Flesh and the Devil, The Wind), dies at 89
  • May 1 Grant Mitchell, American actor (Great Lie, Laura, Cairo, Conflict), dies at 82
  • May 12 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American film director and actor (Greed; La Grande Illusion; Sunset Boulevard), dies of prostate cancer at 71
  • May 29 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), commits suicide by drowning at 67
  • Jun 17 Esme Percy, British actor (Murder!, Pygmalion, Old Spanish Custom), dies at 69
  • Jun 21 Donald MacBride, American vaudeville, stage and screen character actor (Topper Returns; The Seven Year Itch; My Friend Irma - "Mr. Clyde"), dies of a heart ailment at 63
  • Jul 3 Judy Tyler [Judith Mae Hess], American actress (Jailhouse Rock, Bop Girl Goes Calypso) and Miss Stardust (1949), dies in car crash with 2nd husband Gregory Lafayette (19) at 24
  • Jul 4 Gregory Lafayette (19) dies from injuries sustained in a car crash that killed his wife, actress Judy Tyler (24), the day earlier
  • Jul 15 George Cleveland, Canadian actor (Mystery Liner, Courage of Lassie), dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 24 Sacha Guitry, French actor and playwright (Deburan, The Story of a Cheat), dies at 72

Oliver Hardy

Aug 7 Oliver Hardy, American comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies at 65

  • Aug 24 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), dies at 69
  • Sep 1 Helen Haye [Hay], British stage and silent and sound screen actress (Honour in Pawn; Girl in the Taxi; Spy in Black), dies at 83
  • Oct 23 Frederick Burton, American actor (The Big Trail, One Way Passage), dies at 86
  • Oct 25 Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Modern Landhaaien), dies at 73
  • Nov 17 Cora Witherspoon, American actress (Quality Street; The Bank Dick), dies at 67
  • Nov 26 Billy Bevan, Australian actor (Terror by Night, White Sin), dies at 70
  • Dec 2 Harrison Ford, American silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73
  • Dec 2 Leslie Henson, English comedian and actor (Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey), dies at 66
  • Dec 8 Reginald Sheffield, British actor (Suspicion, Of Human Bondage, Second Chance), dies at 56
  • Dec 24 Norma Talmadge, American silent screen actress (Within the Law, Sign on Bay), dies at 64
  • Dec 26 Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (Pathé Brothers, 1896), dies at 93
  • Dec 27 Alan Bridge, actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66