Deaths in Film & Television in February 1979

  • Feb 1 Mort Marshall [Mortimer Haig Lichtenstein], American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Dumplings), dies of coronary arrest at 60
  • Feb 3 Jody Gilbert, actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), dies
  • Feb 12 Jean Renoir, French film director and actor (Rules of the Game), dies at 84
  • Feb 15 Alex Bradford, actor/composer (Your Arms too Short...), dies at 51
  • Feb 16 Louise Allbritton, American actress (The Egg and I, Stage Door, Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 58
  • Feb 17 "Bill" William Gargan, American actor (The Bells of St. Mary's, You Only Live Once), dies from a heart attack at 73
  • Feb 28 Jane Hylton, English actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 52