On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in September 1977

  • Sep 1 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), dies at 76
  • Sep 2 Stephen "Steve" Dunne, American actor (Professional Father, Shock), dies at 59
  • Sep 8 Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel, American comedian and actor (Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers), dies of an aortic aneurysm at 62
  • Sep 9 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), dies at 73
  • Sep 11 Don Blackman, actor (Old Man & Sea, Desert Legion), dies at 65
  • Sep 11 Leonard Carey, American actor (Rebecca, Laughter), dies at 90
  • Sep 13 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, Disney's Fantasia), dies of a heart attack at 95
  • Sep 30 Mary Ford [Iris Colleen Summers], American vocalist, guitarist and actress (Les Paul, Queen of Outer Space), dies from complications of alcohol abuse at 53