On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in April 1973

  • Apr 7 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), dies of cancer at 69
  • Apr 11 Ted Decorsia, American actor (The Killing, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), dies at 67
  • Apr 13 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • Apr 14 Magda Janssens, Flemish actress (Nederlands in 7 Lessons), dies at 88
  • Apr 20 Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82
  • Apr 21 Ursula Jeans, British actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon, I Lived With You), dies of cancer at 66

Person of interestMerian C. Cooper

Apr 21 Merian C. Cooper, American film director and producer (King Kong) and aviator (Kościuszko Squadron, Director-Pan American Airways), dies of cancer at 79

Film Director and Producer Merian C. Cooper
Film Director and Producer
Merian C. Cooper
  • Apr 26 Irene Ryan, American actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
  • Apr 28 Pat Henning, American actor (Goodyear TV Playhouse), dies at 64
  • Apr 30 Josie Sedgwick, American actress (The Best Man, Queen of the Round-Up), dies of stroke at 75