Deaths in Film & Television in 1976

  • Jan 4 Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84
  • Jan 13 Margaret Leighton, British actress (Much ado about nothing), dies at 53
  • Jan 14 Margaret Leighton, actress (Best Man, Go-Between), dies at 53
  • Jan 18 Sonia Dresdel, actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67
  • Jan 19 Kevin Coughlin, actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
  • Jan 23 Paul Robeson, American singer (Old Man River), actor and civil rights activist, dies in Philadelphia at 77
  • Jan 23 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian film and television actor (b. 1913)
  • Jan 29 Michael Gwynn, English actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Feb 2 Johan Kaart, Dutch actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
  • Feb 5 Roger Livesey, Welsh actor (Drum, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp), dies from bowel cancer at 69
  • Feb 11 Alice Allen, actress (Call of the Hills), dies
  • Feb 11 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • Feb 11 Lee J Cobb, American actor (12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies at 64
  • Feb 12 Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
  • Feb 13 Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), dies at 71
  • Feb 17 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Every Man is My Enemy), dies at 65
  • Feb 18 Eddie Dowling, American actor (Rainbow Man, Anywhere USA), dies at 80
  • Feb 18 Joseph Henabery, actor and director (Cobra), dies at 88
  • Feb 21 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
  • Feb 22 Angela Baddeley, actress (Speckled Band), dies at 71
  • Feb 23 John Forest "Fuzzy" Knight, American actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady), dies at 74
  • Feb 24 H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69
  • Feb 24 Julian Rivero, actor (Via Pony Express), dies at 85
  • Mar 6 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, dies at 71
  • Mar 13 Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/poet, dies at 77
  • Mar 14 Alberta Franklin, silent screen actress, dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Albert Dieudonn√©, French actor and novelist (Backbiters, Napoleon), dies at 86
  • Mar 20 Michael Goodliffe, actor (Gorgon, 7th Dawn, Way Out), dies at 61
  • Mar 24 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66
  • Mar 26 Richard Arlen, American actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), dies at 75
  • Mar 30 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, actress (Hostage Rights), dies at 99
  • Apr 2 Ray Teal, American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Bonanza), dies at 74

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Apr 5 Howard Hughes, American reclusive billionaire, filmmaker and aviator, dies at 72

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  • Apr 7 Mary Margaret McBride, TV hostess (Mary Margaret McBride), dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Liam Dunn, American actor, dies at 59
  • Apr 12 Paul Ford, American actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74
  • Apr 14 Maude Prickett, actress (Rosie-Hazel), dies at 60
  • Apr 23 James Flavin, American actor (King Kong, In Cold Blood, Man With a Camera), dies from a ruptured aorta at 69
  • Apr 23 Ronald Radd, actor (King Lear, Up Jumped a Swagman), dies at 47
  • Apr 25 Carol Reed, English film director (Agony & Ecstasy, Oliver!), dies at 69
  • Apr 25 Margaret Bannerman, actress (Great Defender), dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60
  • Apr 26 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
  • Apr 26 Sid James, South African-born British comedian, dies at 62
  • May 1 Rex O'Malley, British actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight, Thief), dies at 75
  • May 27 Ruth McDevitt, actress (Jo-All in the Family), dies at 80
  • Jun 1 Pieter Balledux, actor/stage manager/resistance fighter, dies at 89
  • Jun 2 Alan Dewitt, actor (Mr Tyler-It's About Time), dies at 52
  • Jun 5 Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • Jun 6 Victor Varconi, actor (Divine Lady, King of Kings), dies at 85
  • Jun 9 Sybil Thorndike, actress (Melba, Major Barbara), dies at 93

  • Jun 10 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103
  • Jun 28 Stanley Baker, actor (Accident, Guns of Navarone), dies at 49
  • Jul 2 Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73
  • Jul 3 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), dies at 58
  • Jul 7 Norman Foster, American actor (Skyscraper Souls), dies at 75
  • Jul 12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72
  • Jul 19 Gene Roth [Eugene Stutenroth], American actor (She Demons, Tormented, The Spider), dies at 73
  • Jul 28 Lucie Mannheim, actress (39 Steps), dies at 77
  • Aug 7 Cecil Weston, South African-born actress (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86
  • Aug 7 Murvyn Vye, actor (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 63
  • Aug 17 Murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63
  • Aug 17 William Redfield, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop), dies at 48
  • Aug 19 Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
  • Aug 20 Phyllis Konstam, actress (Murder, Skin Game), dies at 69
  • Aug 26 Warner Anderson, actor (Doctor, Lineup, Peyton Place), dies at 65
  • Aug 29 Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy, Family Affair), ODs at 18
  • Sep 10 Dorothy Devore, actress (Newscast, Senor Daredevil), dies at 77
  • Sep 10 George Baxter, French actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), dies at 71
  • Sep 13 Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest, historian and filmmaker (b. 1895)
  • Sep 20 Johan Boskamp, opera singer/actor, dies at 83
  • Sep 24 Bruno VeSota, actor and director (Chopper, Teenage Doll), dies at 54
  • Sep 24 Romney Brent, Mexican-American actor and writer (Dinner at the Ritz), dies at 74
  • Oct 4 Alexander Gray, American actor (Sally, This is Music), dies at 85
  • Oct 5 Barbara Nichols, actress (Pajama Game, Loved One), dies at 46
  • Oct 11 Connie Boswell, actress (Artists & Models), dies at 68
  • Oct 14 Edith Evans, English actress (Tom Jones, Scrooge, Chalk Garden), dies at 88
  • Oct 31 Linda Watkins, actress (From Hell it Came, Harpy), dies at 68
  • Nov 1 Oscar Beregi Jr, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in the City), dies at 58
  • Nov 9 Billy Halop, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), dies at 56
  • Nov 15 Jean Gabin, French actor (Moulin Rouge, La Grande Illusion), dies at 72
  • Nov 21 Niles Welch, American actor (Cornered), dies at 88
  • Nov 22 Rupert Davies, actor (Zeppelin, Oblong Box), dies at 59
  • Nov 28 Rosalind Russell, actress (Mame), dies of cancer at 68
  • Nov 29 Godfrey Cambridge, actor (Watermelon Man), dies at 43
  • Nov 29 Judith Lowry, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...), dies at 86
  • Nov 30 Fritz Rasp, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl), dies at 85
  • Dec 2 William Tannen, actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), dies at 65
  • Dec 3 Mary Nash, actress (Philadelphia Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91
  • Dec 9 Nino Martini, Italian actor (The Gay Desperado, Here's to Romance), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • Dec 12 Jack Cassidy, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She), dies at 49
  • Dec 20 Walter Fitzgerald, actor (Adv of Sadie, Fallen Idol), dies at 80
  • Dec 23 Frank Forest, actor (Big Broadcast of 1937, Champagne Waltz), dies
  • Dec 24 Victor Stanitsin, actor (War & Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79
  • Dec 25 Frankie Darro, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men), dies at 58