On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in April 1980

  • Apr 3 Luella Gear, American actress (Joe & Mabel), dies at 82
  • Apr 9 Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), dies at 66
  • Apr 10 Kay Medford [ Margaret Kathleen Regan], American actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies of cancer at 60
  • Apr 11 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), dies at 75
  • Apr 14 Tom Fadden, actor (Duffeild-Broken Arrow, Cimarron City), dies at 84
  • Apr 15 Marshall Reed, American actor (The Madmen of Mandoras, Mysterious Island), dies from a massive hemorrhage at 62
  • Apr 15 Paul Langton, American actor (Till the Clouds Roll By, Peyton Place), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Apr 15 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), dies at 75
  • Apr 19 Ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • Apr 19 Tony Beckley, actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
  • Apr 25 Katia Mann, German actress and wife of German writer Thomas Mann, dies at 96
  • Apr 26 Cicely Courtneidge, Australian-born British actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87
  • Apr 28 Dee Carroll [Betty Jean Marsh], actress (Mad Bomber, Split), dies at 54

Person of interestAlfred Hitchcock

Apr 29 Alfred Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80

  • Apr 30 Mary McCarty, American actress and singer (Babes in Toyland, Trapper John MD), dies of a heart attack at 56