Deaths in Film & Television in 1965

  • Jan 3 Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Frank Reicher, German-American actor (King Kong, Son of Kong), dies at 89
  • Jan 21 Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
  • Jan 29 John Larkin, American actor (Saints & Sinners, The Satan Bug, 12 O'Clock High), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Feb 5 Irving Bacon, American actor (Branded Men, Fort Ti), dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Jack Wagner, American actor (The Razor's Edge, Under Two Flags, Jive Junction), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Feb 7 Nance O'Neil, American actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
  • Feb 12 Henry Kulky [Kulakowich], American actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Love Nest), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • Feb 19 Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
  • Feb 20 Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata's Gang, Madame DuBarry), dies at 85

Person of interestStan Laurel

Feb 23 Stan Laurel, British comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies of a heart attack at 74

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • Mar 6 Margaret Dumont [Daisy Baker], actress (Animal Crackers), dies at 75
  • Mar 8 Esther Howard, actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Mar 17 Quentin Reynolds, American newscaster (Its News to Me) and author (FBI), dies at 62
  • Mar 23 Mae Murray, actress (Bachelor Apartment), dies of heart ailment at 75
  • Mar 28 Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (The White Outlaw), dies at 80
  • Apr 8 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • Apr 10 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • Apr 14 Leonard Mudie, British actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence), dies of heart ailment at 82
  • Apr 15 Sydney Chaplin, English actor, half brother of Charlie Chaplin and his business manager, dies at 80
  • Apr 19 George Davis, Flemish actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
  • Apr 20 Dick Wessel, American actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie), dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
  • Apr 23 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
  • Apr 24 Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86
  • Apr 27 Alan Bunce, American radio and television actor (Homicidal, Ethel & Albert), dies at 64
  • Apr 27 Edward R. Murrow, American newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
  • Apr 30 Helen Chandler, American actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 59
  • May 22 Bobby Watson, American comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77

Person of interestJudy Holliday

Jun 7 Judy Holliday, American comedienne and actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), dies of cancer at 43

Actress Judy Holliday
Actress
Judy Holliday
  • Jun 15 Steve Cochran [Robert Alexander Cochran], American actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas), dies from acute infectious edema at 48
  • Jun 23 Mary Boland, actress (Boy Trouble, New Moon), dies at 83
  • Jun 26 Reginald Beckwith, actor/writer (39 Steps, Dr in Love), dies at 56
  • Jun 28 [Theodora E] Betsy Ranucci-Beckman, actress (Dood Water), dies at 88
  • Jun 29 Sidney Marion, actor (Outlaws is Coming, Quicksand), dies at 64
  • Jun 30 Bessie Barriscale, actress (Plain Jane, Show Folks), dies
  • Jul 2 Theodora E "Betsy" Ranucci-Beckmann, actress (Klatergoud), dies at 88
  • Jul 11 Ray Collins, American actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), dies at 75
  • Jul 19 Clyde Beatty, American animal trainer and actor (Africa Screams, The Big Cage), dies from cancer at 62
  • Jul 24 Constance Bennett, actress (Madame X, Topper), dies at 59
  • Jul 24 Irene Browne, actress (Peg O' My Heart), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jul 28 Minor Watson, American actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
  • Jul 31 James Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75
  • Aug 6 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), dies of apparent suicide with barbiturates at 55
  • Aug 6 Nancy Carroll, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60
  • Aug 9 Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), dies at 76
  • Aug 22 Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies
  • Sep 3 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • Sep 7 Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), dies at 62
  • Sep 8 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Island in the Sun), dies of accidental overdose at 42
  • Sep 10 Robert "Bobby" Jordan, American actor (Dead End Kids, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild), dies of sclerosis of liver at 42
  • Sep 16 Fred Quimby, American film producer (Tom and Jerry cartoons), dies of a heart attack at 79

Person of interestClara Bow

Sep 27 Clara Bow, US actress (It), dies at 60

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • Sep 28 Eddie Gribbon, actor (Keystone Kops), dies after long illness
  • Oct 1 Gareth Hughes, Welsh actor (Midnight Girl), dies at 71
  • Oct 3 Zachary Scott, American actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), dies from a malignant brain tumor at 51
  • Oct 18 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), dies at 91
  • Oct 21 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), dies of an accidental drug overdose at 42
  • Oct 31 Rita Johnson, American actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 53
  • Nov 11 Gaston Glass, actor (Opening Your Eyes), dies after long illness at 65
  • Nov 14 Russell Collins, actor (Niagara, Close Up, Shockproof), dies at 68
  • Nov 26 Wild Bill Elliott [Gordon Nance], American actor (Beyond the Sacramento), dies of cancer at 60
  • Nov 27 Harry Harvey Sr, actor (It's a Man's World), dies at 64
  • Dec 12 Johnny Lee, American actor (Song of the South, The Amos 'n' Andy Show), dies from a heart attack at 67
  • Dec 22 Al Ritz [Joaquim], American actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62
  • Dec 22 Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1913)