Deaths in Film & Television in 1963

  • Jan 2 Dick Powell [Richard Ewing Powell], American singer, actor, producer and director (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater), dies from cancer at 58
  • Jan 2 Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52
  • Jan 21 Al St John, actor (Law & Order, Devil Riders), dies at 70
  • Jan 26 Ole Olsen, American comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
  • Jan 27 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • Feb 2 Herman Bouber, Dutch actor and playwright (Sailor's Wives), dies at 77
  • Feb 2 William Gaxton, American actor (Destry, Convoy), dies at 72
  • Feb 8 George Dolenz [Jure Dolenc], Italian actor (Scared Stiff, Count of Monte Cristo), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • Feb 18 Monte Blue, American silent film actor (Apache), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Feb 28 Theodore Newton, American actor (Voltaire, Ace of Aces), dies at 58
  • Mar 5 Cyril Smith, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Mar 18 Wanda Hawley, American actress (b. 1895)
  • Apr 4 Jason Robards Sr, American actor (Acapulco, Isle of the Dead), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Apr 30 Bryant Washburn, American actor (Exposure, Millionaire Kid, Nabonga), dies at 74
  • May 6 Monty Wooley, American actor (The Bishop's Wife, The Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74
  • May 26 Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
  • Jun 3 Paul Maxey, American actor (The Narrow Margin, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies from a heart attack at 56
  • Jun 7 ZaSu Pitts, American actress (Life With Father, Dames, Wedding March), dies at 69
  • Jun 10 Anita King, actress (Tender Loving Care), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Jun 17 John Whiting, British dramatist/actor (Devils), dies
  • Jun 18 Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (b. 1912)
  • Jun 20 Gordon Jones, actor (Mike the Cop-Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
  • Jun 20 Ralph Sanford, American actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 64
  • Jul 4 Grant Richards, actor (Doug-Doorway to Danger), dies at 48
  • Jul 9 Frank Mayo, American silent screen actor (Burning Gold, Hell's Headquarters), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • Jul 10 John Sutton, British actor (The Three Musketeers, Tower of London, Return of Fly), dies of heart attack at 54
  • Aug 6 Tom Keene, American actor (Our Daily Bread), dies of cancer at 68
  • Aug 17 Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), dies of cancer at 68
  • Aug 26 Larry Keating, actor (George Burns Show, Roger-Mr Ed), dies at 67
  • Sep 3 Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander , Flying Dutchman), dies from cardiac arrest at 64
  • Sep 6 Margarita Sierra, actress (Surfside 6), dies after heart surgery at 26
  • Sep 15 Fred Hillebrand, American actor (Martin Kane, Moon Over Manhattan), dies at 69
  • Oct 7 Grace Darmond, silent screen actress (Below the Surface), dies at 69
  • Oct 7 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M), dies of internal hemorrhage at 63
  • Oct 7 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M, Faust, A Glass of Water), dies from an internal hemorrhage at 63
  • Oct 24 Beverly Wills, actress (Beverly-I Married Joan), dies at 29
  • Oct 29 Adolphe Menjou, actor (Front Page, Star is Born), dies at 73
  • Oct 31 Henry Daniell, British actor (The Great Dictator, Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), dies at 69
  • Nov 21 Pierre Blanchar, Algerian actor and director (Magnificent Sinner, Wooden Crosses,, Pastoral Symphony), dies from a brain tumor at 71
  • Nov 28 Fred Uttal, TV host (QED), dies at 55
  • Nov 28 Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), murdered at 23
  • Dec 2 Sabu Sabu, actor (Jungle Book, Drums), dies of heart attack at 39
  • Dec 12 Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (b. 1903)
  • Dec 13 Stan Jones, American songwriter, composer and actor (Rio Grande, The Sheriff of Cochise), dies of cancer at 49
  • Dec 26 "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies