On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in March 1971

  • Mar 5 Winnie Lightner, American actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71
  • Mar 8 Harold Lloyd sr, American silent film actor, comedian, and director (Why Worry, Safety Last!), dies of cancer at 77
  • Mar 11 Philo Farnsworth, American inventor (created electronic television, video camera tube), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • Mar 16 Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Selmer Jackson, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
  • Mar 31 Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31