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Deaths in Film & Television in 1967

  • Jan 8 Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (Ashes and Diamonds), dies at 39
  • Jan 10 Emerson Treacy, American actor (California Straight Ahead, Prowler), dies after surgery at 66
  • Jan 17 Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82
  • Jan 18 Albert Conti, Austrian actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion), dies at 79
  • Jan 18 Harry Antrim, American actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway), dies of heart attack at 82
  • Jan 19 Grace Cunard, American silent screen actress (Untamed, Resurrection), dies at 73
  • Jan 21 Ann Sheridan, American actress (They Drive by Night, Dodge City, Another World), dies of cancer at 51
  • Jan 22 Jobyna Ralston, actress (Wings, Girl Shy, Freshman), dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Albert Rémy, French actor (Grand Prix, The 400 Blows, The Train), dies at 51
  • Jan 26 Kenneth Thomson, American character actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant), dies of emphysema at 68
  • Jan 30 Lee Morgan, actor (Dungeons of Harrow, Last Rebel), dies
  • Feb 3 Winifred Kingston, British silent screen actress (The Squaw Man, Davy Crockett), dies at 72
  • Feb 6 Martine Carol [Maryse Mopurer], French actress (Lola Montèsm, Trente et quarante), dies of heart attack at 46
  • Feb 13 Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian pre-eminent poet and film director, dies in a car crash at 32
  • Feb 14 James Schneider, American actor (The Key to Yesterday, Keystone Kops), dies at 85
  • Feb 14 Sig Ruman [Siegfried Albon Rumann], German-American actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), dies at 82

  • Feb 15 Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor and director (It, Careers), dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Joe Forte, actor (Horwitz-Life With Luigi), dies at 70
  • Feb 24 Franz Waxman [Wachsmann], German-American film score composer (Rebecca; Sunset Boulevard; A Place In The Sun), dies of cancer at 60
  • Feb 25 John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
  • Feb 26 Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
  • Mar 2 Gordon Harker, British actor (Facts of Love, Champagne, Inspector Hornleigh), dies at 81
  • Mar 5 Mischa Auer [Ounskowsky], Russian actor (My Man Godfrey), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • Mar 6 Oscar Shaw, actor (Rhythm on the River, Marianne), dies at 76
  • Mar 8 John F Bothwell, actor (Freckles-Our Gang), dies at 46
  • Mar 11 Geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85
  • Mar 17 Richard Reeves, American actor (Suerman, Date With an Angel), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 54
  • Mar 23 Duncan Macrae, Scottish actor (Casino Royale, The Little Kidnappers), dies at 61
  • Mar 27 David L. Snell, American pianist and composer for films (MGM Studio), dies at 69
  • Mar 31 Don Alvarado [Jose Page], American actor (Captain Thunder, Morning Glory, Big Steal), dies from cancer at 66
  • Apr 7 Anne Morrison Chapin, American playwright, actress, (The Wild Westcotts), and screenwriter (The Sailor Takes A Wife), dies at 75
  • Apr 15 Totò [Antonio De Curtis], Italian actor (Motorizzate; Noi Duri) commonly referred to as the most popular Italian comedian of all time, dies from a heart attack at 69
  • Apr 22 Tom Conway, Russian actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show), dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48
  • Apr 29 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • May 7 Judith Evelyn [Evelyn Morris], American actress (13th Letter, Tingler, Rear Window), dies of cancer at 54

  • May 8 Barbara Payton [Redfield], American actress known for her tumultuous private life (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies of heart and liver failure due to drug addiction at 39

Person of interestElmer Rice

May 8 Elmer Rice, American playwright (Pulitzer-Street Scene) and novelist, dies at 74

Playwright and Novelist Elmer Rice
Playwright and Novelist
Elmer Rice
  • May 13 Frank McGrath, American actor (The Reluctant Astronaut, Wagon Train), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • May 18 Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), dies from natural causes at 75
  • May 18 Richard Ainley, British actor (I Dood It, As You Like It, Above Suspicion), dies from barbiturate poisoning at 56
  • May 23 Philip Coolidge, American actor (North by Northwest, North by Northwest, I Want to Live, Tingler), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • May 26 George E Stone, Polish actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile, 5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64
  • May 30 Claude Rains, British actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), dies at 77
  • Jun 2 Zamah Cunningham, actress (Menosha the Magnificent), dies at 74
  • Jun 5 Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, dies at 72
  • Jun 7 Pauline Brooks, actress (Make a Million), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jun 10 Frank Butler, actor/screenwriter (Road to Bali, China), dies at 76

Person of interestSpencer Tracy

Jun 10 Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Father of the Bride), dies at 67

  • Jun 16 Reginald Denny, English actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman), dies at 75
  • Jun 18 William Tracy, American actor (To the Shores of Tripoli, The Shop Around the Corner), dies at 49
  • Jun 26 Françoise Dorléac, French actress, sister of Catherine Deneuve dies in a car accident at 25
  • Jun 29 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), dies in a car crash at 34
  • Jul 8 Vivian Leigh, English stage and film actress (Scarlet-Gone with the Wind, Blanche DuBois-A Streetcar Named Desire), dies of tuberculosis at 53
  • Jul 9 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77
  • Jul 17 Cyril Ring, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, The Barber Shop), dies at 74
  • Jul 17 Gertrude McCoy, American silent screen actress (Blue Bird), dies at 77

Person of interestBasil Rathbone

Jul 21 Basil Rathbone, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies of heart attack at 75

  • Jul 30 John Macchia, American actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party), dies of stroke at 35
  • Aug 9 Anton Walbrook [Adolf Wohlbrook], Austrian actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66
  • Aug 9 Joe Orton, EBritish actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), is murdered by his partner Kenneth Halliwell at 34
  • Aug 13 Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87
  • Aug 24 Amanda Randolph, actress (Danny Thomas, Amos n Andy), dies at 65

Person of interestPaul Muni

Aug 25 Paul Muni, actor (Good Earth), dies after lengthy illness at 71

Actor Paul Muni
Actor
Paul Muni
  • Aug 31 Michael Fitzmaurice, American radio actor (Superman, Reported Missing, 14 Hours), dies of lymphoma at 59
  • Sep 1 James Dunn, American actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 6 Gun Law), dies at 61
  • Sep 9 Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils), dies after being hit by a car at 69
  • Sep 15 Eva McKenzie, sister of Ida Mae/actress (Virtuous Husband), dies at 78
  • Sep 19 Martin Block, TV announcer (Chesterfield Supper Club), dies at 64
  • Sep 24 Orville Caldwell, American actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning), dies at 71
  • Sep 29 Ludwig Donath, Austrian actor (Torn Curtain, Sirocco, Jolson Sings Again), dies of leukemia at 67
  • Oct 3 Pinto Colvig, American animation voice actor (Goofy, Pluto), dies at 75
  • Oct 12 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Oct 24 Lyle Latell, American actor (Not of This Earth; Dick Tracy's Dilemma; Sky Dragon),, dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Oct 29 Julien Duvivier, French film director (La Bandera), dies at 71
  • Oct 30 Charles Trowbridge, Mexican-American actor (Fatal Hour), dies at 85
  • Nov 1 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), dies at 61
  • Nov 4 June Thorburn, British actress (Touch & Go, Children Galore), dies in plane crash at 36
  • Nov 9 Charles Bickford, American actor (Dynamite, The Virginian), dies of a blood infection at 78
  • Nov 11 Harry Seymour, American composer, actor (Tenderfoot), dies of heart attack at 76
  • Nov 11 Jordan Whitfield, American actor (Bomba the Jungle Boy, Lord of the Jungle, Swamp Fox), dies of heart attack at 49
  • Nov 15 Alice Lake, American silent screen actress (Frisco Kid, Wicked), dies at 72
  • Nov 21 Florence Reed, actress (Black Panther Club), dies after illness at 84
  • Nov 26 Albert Warner [Abraham Albert Wonsal], American film producer (Warner Bros. Studio), dies at 83
  • Nov 27 Cameron Prud'Homme, American actor (Rainmaker), dies after long illness at 75
  • Nov 29 Theo Marcuse, American character actor (Mara of Wilderness), dies in auto accident at 47
  • Nov 30 Patrick Kavanagh, Irish screenwriterr (Great Hunger), dies
  • Dec 4 Bert Lahr [Irving Lahrheim], American comic and actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 72
  • Dec 7 House Peters, British silent film actor (This Is the Life, Kansas Territory), dies at 87
  • Dec 11 Howard Freeman, American actor (Studio One, Double Dynamite), dies after illness at 68
  • Dec 14 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer & film actor, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Dec 17 Jack Perrin, American actor, dies of heart attack at 71
  • Dec 21 Stuart "Stu" Erwin, American actor (The Stu Erwin Show), dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 22 Lee Krieger, American actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), dies at 48
  • Dec 23 Karen Verne [Ingeborg Klinkerfuss], German actress (Sky Murder, All Through the Night, Madame X), dies from a heart ailment at 49