Deaths in Film & Television in 1974

  • Jan 3 Gino Cervi, Italian actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja), dies at 72
  • Jan 22 Leon Lontoc, actor (Henry-Burke's Law), dies at 64
  • Jan 31 Glenn Morris, olympian/actor (Tarzan's Revenge), dies at 61
  • Jan 31 Harry Baum, actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Roger Pryor, American actor (Lady by Choice, Belle of the Nineties, Identity Unknown), dies at 72
  • Feb 7 Arline Judge, actress (Age of Consent), dies at 61
  • Feb 8 Fern Andra [Vernal Andrews], American actress who worked in German silent cinema, dies at 80
  • Feb 11 Anna Q Nilsson, actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
  • Feb 23 Florence Rice, American actress (Girl in 1313, Carnival), dies at 63
  • Feb 27 Pat Brady, American actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59
  • Mar 2 Barbara Ruick, American actress and singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 43
  • Mar 3 Barbara Ruick, actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43
  • Mar 3 Frank Wilcox, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Mar 5 Billy Dewolfe, American character actor (Good Morning World), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Mar 5 Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)
  • Mar 7 Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • Mar 8 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch actor (Silk Stockings), dies at 56
  • Mar 10 June Harrison, actress (Land of the Lawless), dies at 48
  • Mar 13 Howard St John, American actor (Investigator, Dr Lewis-Hank), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Mar 13 Janos Prohaska, actor (Andy Williams Show), dies at 52
  • Mar 18 David C Imboden, actor (King of Kings), dies at 87
  • Mar 19 Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), dies at 58
  • Mar 20 Chet Huntley, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 62
  • Mar 21 Candy Darling [James Slattery], American transgender actress (Flesh, Women in Revolt), dies at 29
  • Mar 25 Otto Waldis, Austrian actor (Unknown World, Whip Hand), dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Francoise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison), dies at 82
  • Mar 31 Andrea Checci, actress (2 Women, Assassin, Black Sunday), dies at 57
  • Apr 2 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84
  • Apr 5 William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
  • Apr 11 Curt Conway, American actor, dies at 58
  • Apr 12 Carl Jaffe, German actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement), dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Stanley Smith, American actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
  • Apr 17 Frank McGee, American news anchor (NBC Evening News), dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 18 Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
  • Apr 24 Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
  • Apr 28 Paul Page, American actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), dies at 70

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Apr 30 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora in Bewitched), dies of uterine cancer at 73

  • May 4 John Wengraf, Austrian actor (12 to the Moon, Pride & Passion), dies at 77
  • May 17 Charles Braswell, actor (Only Game in Town), dies at 49
  • May 25 Donald Crisp, British actor and director (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), dies at 91
  • Jun 2 Elliott Sullivan, American actor (The Persuaders!, Fury Below, Sergeant), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Jun 6 Blanche Yurka, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Cry of Werewolf), dies at 86
  • Jun 9 Phillip Tead, American actor (The Front Page, Lightnin', Fighting Blade), dies at 80
  • Jun 17 Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50
  • Jun 28 Frank Sutton, American actor (Sgt Vince Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 50
  • Jul 19 Joe Flynn, actor (McHale's Navy), dies at 59
  • Jul 20 Allen Jenkins, American actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit), dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Edna Lewis Thomas, US actress (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 88
  • Jul 22 Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), dies at 68
  • Jul 23 Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90
  • Jul 24 Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air

  • Jul 24 Ernest Milton, actor (Julius Caesar, Cat Girl), dies at 84
  • Jul 28 Truman Bradley, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
  • Aug 3 Almira Sessions, actress (Oklahoma Annie), dies at 85
  • Aug 10 Ilona Massey, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64
  • Aug 10 Ivor Dean, British actor (Theatre of Death), dies at 57
  • Aug 10 Pedro Regas, Greek stage actor (Only Angels Have Wings, Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour), dies at 77
  • Aug 15 Edmund Cobb, Mexican western actor (Motorcycle Gang, Comanche Territory), dies at 82
  • Aug 17 Edgar Dearing, American actor (Pollyanna, Abraham Lincoln, Free & Easy), dies at 81
  • Aug 20 Ilona Massey, actress (Love HAppy, Holiday in Mexico), dies at 62
  • Aug 22 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Sep 6 Olga Baclanova, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Otto Kruger, American actor (Lux Video Theater), dies on 89th birthday
  • Sep 14 Vera Vague [Barbara Jo Allen], American actress (Sleeping Beauty, Follow the Leader), dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Warren Hull, American actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), dies from heart failure at 71
  • Sep 18 Edna Best, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape), dies at 74
  • Sep 19 Eve March, actress (Adam's Rib, Danny Boy), dies at 63
  • Sep 21 Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), dies at 80
  • Sep 23 Cliff Arquette, American comedian (Charlie Weaver), dies at 68
  • Sep 28 Raymond Largay, American actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), dies at 88

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Oct 9 Oskar Schindler, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", dies at 66

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  • Oct 13 Ed Sullivan, TV host (Ed Sullivan Show, Toast of the Town), dies at 73
  • Nov 1 Ralf Harolde, American actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off), dies at 75
  • Nov 5 Stafford Repp, actor (Chief O'Hara-Batman), dies at 56
  • Nov 7 Rodolfo Acosta, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw), dies at 54
  • Nov 11 Jane Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
  • Nov 12 Charles Quinlivan, actor (7 Guns to Mesa), dies at 50
  • Nov 13 Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, SciusciĆ ), dies at 73
  • Nov 14 Johnny Mack Brown, American actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail), dies from a cardiac condition at 70
  • Nov 15 James Morrison, American actor (Wine of Youth, Little Detectives), dies on his birthday at 86
  • Nov 17 Clive Brook, British actor and director (List of Adrian Messenger, On Approval), dies at 87
  • Nov 25 Rosemary Lane, actress (Chatterbox, 4 Wives), dies at 61
  • Nov 30 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], American comedian, dies at 79
  • Dec 4 Lee Kinsolving, actor (Explosive Generation), dies at 36
  • Dec 5 Henry Wadsworth, American actor (The Thin Man, Applause, Fast & Loose), dies at 77
  • Dec 5 Pietro Germi, actor and director (Serafino, Climax), dies at 60
  • Dec 10 Paul Richards, American actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies of cancer at 50
  • Dec 11 Reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63
  • Dec 13 Rufus "Rufe" Davis, American actor (Cocoanut Grove, Trail Blazers, Gangs of Sonora), dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born screenwriter and film producer (b. 1902)
  • Dec 21 Richard Long, American actor (Prof-Nanny and the Professor), dies at 47
  • Dec 22 Fosco Giachetti, Italian actor (Wastrel, We the Living), dies at 74
  • Dec 24 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress actress (Duel in the Sun, Good Earth), dies at 70
  • Dec 26 Jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Farid al-Atrash, Arab composer, singer, virtuoso oud player, and actor (b. 1915)
  • Dec 27 Raymond Glenn, American actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones), dies at 76