Deaths in Film & Television in 1957

  • Jan 7 Al White, choreographer (NBC Comedy Hour), dies

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

  • Jan 16 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
  • Feb 22 Harry Sothern, British actor (Blind Wives, Buck Rogers), dies at 72
  • Mar 12 Josephine Hull, 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, NYC 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 and singer (b. 1917)
  • 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 film director and actor (Sunset Boulevard, Blind Husbands, La Grande Illusion), dies 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 Don McBride, actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Flicka), dies at 68
  • Jun 21 Donald McBride, American actor (The Seven Year Itch, My Friend Irma), dies at 67
  • Jul 4 Judy Tyler, actress (Princess-Howdy Doody), dies at 24 in car crash
  • 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

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

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  • Aug 24 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), dies at 69
  • Sep 1 Helen Haye, actress (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 16 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Quality Street, 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 8 Reginald Sheffield, British actor (Suspicion, Of Human Bondage, Second Chance), dies at 56
  • Dec 19 John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56
  • Dec 24 Norma Talmadge, US actress (Within the Law, Sign on Bay), dies at 60
  • Dec 27 Alan Bridge, actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66