On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in October 1973

  • Oct 1 Joe Devlin, American actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 77
  • Oct 2 Paul Hartman, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Inherit the Wind), dies at 69
  • Oct 6 Dennis Price, English actor (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Separate Tables), dies at 58 (b. 1915)
  • Oct 6 Sidney Blackmer, American actor (played Ted Roosevelt in 7 movies, Rosemary's Baby), dies of cancer at 78
  • Oct 14 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • Oct 18 Frank Knight, TV announcer (Chronoscope), dies at 79
  • Oct 18 Walt Kelly, American cartoonist and animator (Pogo), dies at 60
  • Oct 27 Allan "Rocky" Lane, American western cowboy actor (voice of Mr Ed, Red Ryder), dies from cancer at 64
  • Oct 28 Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)