On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in 1960

  • Jan 1 Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades), dies of barbiturate overdose at 50
  • Jan 2 Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor & director (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
  • Jan 20 Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (Coquette, Deluge), dies at 72
  • Jan 24 John Miljan, American actor (The Ten Commandments, Possessed, Final Extra, Susan Lenox), dies at 67
  • Jan 25 Diana Barrymore, American actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife), dies of an alcohol and drug overdose at 38
  • Jan 29 Louis Jean Heydt, American actor (Waterfront; Gone with the Wind; The Great McGinty), dies from a heart attack at 56
  • Jan 31 Lowell Gilmore, American actor (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Living Christ Series), dies at 53
  • Feb 3 Ferdinando "Fred" Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor, dies in an automobile accident at 38
  • Feb 28 Jonathan Hale [Hatley], Canadian-born American actor (Blondie), shoots himself at 68
  • Mar 3 Sammy White, American comedian and actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65
  • Mar 26 Ian Keith, American actor (Abraham Lincoln, Queen Christina, Cleopatra, 3 Musketeers), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • Apr 5 Alma Kruger, actor (Made For Each Other), dies at 88
  • Apr 18 Emory Johnson, American actor & director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
  • Apr 24 Johannes "Jan" Musch, Dutch actor (Dead Water), dies at 84
  • Apr 25 Hope Emerson, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), dies at 62
  • May 27 Edward Brophy, American character actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys), dies at 65

  • May 27 George Zucco, British actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Captain Fury), dies at 74
  • Jun 4 Lucien Littlefield, American actor (Blondie), dies at 64
  • Jun 20 Mahlon Hamilton, American actor (Peg O'My Heart, High School Girl), dies at 80 (b. 1880)
  • Jul 24 Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), dies at 68

Person of interestFrank Lloyd

Aug 10 Frank Lloyd, Scottish actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), dies at 74

Actor and Director Frank Lloyd
Actor and Director
Frank Lloyd
  • Aug 22 Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
  • Aug 29 Alexander Gauge, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 46
  • Sep 6 Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
  • Sep 23 Kathlyn Williams, actress (Single Man), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Oct 6 Douglas Spencer, American actor (The Thing from Another World, This Island Earth, River of No Return), dies from diabetes at 50
  • Oct 11 Richard Cromwell [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], American actor (Jezebel, Riot Squad), dies of cancer at 50
  • Oct 15 Clara Kimball Young, American actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70
  • Oct 15 Henny Porten, silent screen actress (Mother Love), dies at 70
  • Oct 15 Maude Eburne, actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), dies at 84
  • Nov 3 Paul Willis, American actor (The Little Lumberjack, Little Kaintuck), dies at 59
  • Nov 5 Mack Sennett, director and producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • Nov 5 Ward Bond, American actor (Wagon Train, It's a Wonderful Life), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Nov 14 Walter Catlett, American actor (Climax, Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities), dies of a stroke at 71

Person of interestClark Gable

Nov 16 Clark Gable, American actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

  • Nov 19 Phyllis Haver, actress (Don Juan), commits suicide at 61
  • Dec 14 Gregory Ratoff, Russian producer, director and actor (Exodus, Skyscraper Souls, Corsican Brothers), dies of leukemia at 63
  • Dec 16 Anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63
  • Dec 31 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Trees die Upright), dies at 69