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Deaths in Film & Television in 1982

  • Jan 1 Victor Buono, American actor & comic (Mr Schubert-Man from Atlantis), dies at 43
  • Jan 1 Margot Grahame [Margaret Clark], British actress (The Three Musketeers, Criminal Lawyer), dies from chronic bronchitis at 70
  • Jan 5 Hans Conried, American actor (Peter Pan; Bullwinkle Show; Make Room for Daddy - "Uncle Tonoose"; The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T), dies from a heart ailment at 64
  • Jan 5 Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
  • Jan 8 Grégoire Aslan, American actor (The Return of the Pink Panther, King of Kings), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Jan 8 Reta Shaw, American actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir, Mary Poppins, Picnic), dies of emphysema at 69
  • Jan 10 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies after a heart attack at 55
  • Jan 13 Marcel Camus, French film director (Orfeu Negro), dies at 69
  • Jan 18 Trent Lehman, actor (Butch-Nanny & the Professor), dies at 20
  • Jan 23 Hope Hampton, actress (Star Dust, Lawful Larcency), dies at 83
  • Jan 27 Iris Korn, actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60
  • Jan 30 Stanley Holloway, English comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91
  • Jan 31 Jiří Srnka, Czech classical and film score composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 4 Sue Carol, actress (She's My Weakness), dies at 73 of a heart attack
  • Feb 5 Dolores Moran, actress (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 56
  • Feb 11 Eleanor Powell, American stage and screen actress and tap dancer (Born to Dance, Broadway Melody films), dies of ovarian cancer at 69

  • Feb 11 Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor (Rashomon, 7 Samurais), dies at 76
  • Feb 11 Victor Jory, Canadian actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Gluyas Williams, American cartoonist (Fellows Citizen), dies at 93
  • Feb 14 Henk Schaer [Hendricus Schaareman], Dutch actor and conductor (Majoor Barbara, Lijmen), dies at 79
  • Feb 17 Lee Strasberg, Austrian acting coach and actor (The Godfather: Part II, Somewhere in the Night), dies at 80
  • Feb 18 Tina Carver, actress (Inside Detroit, Uranium Boom), dies at 58
  • Feb 24 Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
  • Feb 26 Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese actor and director (Gate of Hell; A Page of Madness; Jujiro; Jigoku-mon), dies at 86
  • Mar 5 John Belushi, American comedian (Saturday Night Live; Animal House; Blues Brothers), dies of a drug overdose at 33
  • Mar 6 Ayn Rand [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum], Russian-American author, screenwriter and philosopher who developed the philosophical system of "Objectivism" (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 6 Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer and actor (Village by the River, Beautiful Juliet), dies at 97
  • Mar 9 Alan Badel, British actor (Shogun, Salome, Bill Brand), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Mar 9 Rex Marshall, American TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • Mar 17 Koos Koster, Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • Mar 18 George Lampe, Dutch painter and director (Free Academy), dies at 60
  • Mar 21 Harry H Corbett, British actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky), dies at 57
  • Mar 24 Goodman Ace, American writer, radio presenter, actor and humorist (Better of Goodman), dies at 83
  • Mar 29 Rudy Bond, actor (Streetcar Named Desire), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Apr 3 Warren Oates, American actor (Dillinger, East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Apr 7 Brenda Benet, actress (Track of Thunder), commits suicide by gun at 36

  • Apr 15 Arthur Lowe, British actor (Dad's Army, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Ruling Class), dies following a stroke at 66
  • Apr 20 Mimi Boesnach, actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roses), dies at 82
  • Apr 21 Joe Sawyer, actor (Biff O'Hara-Adventures of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 80
  • Apr 25 Celia Johnson, English actress (Brief Encounter, Happy Breed), dies at 73
  • Apr 25 Don Wilson, TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), dies at 81
  • Apr 26 Celia Johnson, British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73
  • Apr 27 Tom Tully, American actor (Line-up, Shane), dies at 85
  • Apr 28 Bert van Dongen [Albert Cohen], Dutch singer, impressionist and actor (Het meisje met den blauwen hoed), dies at 66
  • May 1 Gene Sheldon, actor (Bernardo-Zorro), dies at 72
  • May 2 Helmut Dantine, Austrian-American actor (Shadow of the Cloak), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • May 2 Hugh Marlowe [Hipple], American actor (All About Eve, Ellery Queen), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • May 6 Sam Baker, American actor, dies at 75
  • May 7 Alfred Adam, French character actor, dies at 72
  • May 11 Leigh Snowden [Martha Lee Estes], American actress (All That Heaven Allows), dies of cancer at 51
  • May 14 Hugh Beaumont, American actor (The Mole People, Leave it to Beaver), dies from a heart attack at 73
  • May 25 Larry J Blake, actor (Earth vs the Flying Saucers), dies at 68
  • May 29 Romy Schneider, actress (Cardinal), dies of cardiac arrest at 43
  • Jun 9 Hank Ladd, TV host (Arrow Show, Waiting for the Break), dies at 74
  • Jun 10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), dies of drug overdose at 37
  • Jun 13 Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
  • Jun 14 Marjorie Bennett, actress (Blossom-Dobie Gillis), dies at 87 of cancer
  • Jun 15 Neil Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 90
  • Jun 18 Curd Jürgens [Curt Jurgens], German-born Austrian actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day), dies of an acute heart attack at 66
  • Jun 22 Alan Webb, British actor (King Lear, Taming of Shrew, Challenge of Lassie), dies at 75
  • Jun 26 Charles Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison for James Bond films, dies at 71
  • Jun 26 Sandy Powell, English comedian, dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Jack Mullaney, American actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), dies at 49
  • Jun 28 Gerard Rutten, Dutch film director (Sterren stralen overal), dies at 79
  • Jul 1 Vera [A Veronica] Bondam, actress, dies at 86
  • Jul 3 Henry King, US film director (Song of Bernadette, Gunfighter), dies at 96
  • Jul 6 Russell Thorson, actor (One Man's Family), dies at 72
  • Jul 7 Fred Stuthman, actor (Henry Adler-Hello Larry), dies at 63
  • Jul 8 Isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77
  • Jul 12 Kenneth More, British actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House) dies of Parkinson's disease at 67
  • Jul 13 Edith Heerdegen, German actress (Serpent's Egg, Monpti), dies at 69
  • Jul 13 John Alexander, actor (Alien PI), dies at 85
  • Jul 16 Patrick Dewaere, actor (Catherine & Co), shoots self at 35
  • Jul 19 John Harvey, stage and film actor (b. 1911)
  • Jul 21 Dave Garroway, TV host (Today Show), dies at 69
  • Jul 23 Vic Morrow [Morozoff], American film and television actor Combat!; Cimmaron; Roots), killed by helicopter crash during the filming of "The Twilight Zone: The Movie" at 53
  • Jul 26 Betty Walker, actress (Steve Lawrence Show), dies at 54
  • Jul 29 Harold Sakata [Toshiyuki], American actor (Gold Finger, Dimension 5), dies of liver cancer at 62
  • Jul 30 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model, dies at 28
  • Aug 2 Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93
  • Aug 5 Wanda Rotha, actress (Mrs Fitzherbert), dies at 72
  • Aug 9 Alexandre Alexeieff, Russian-French filmmaker (pinscreen animation) and artist, dies at 81
  • Aug 11 Tom Drake [Alfred Sinclair Alderdice], American actor (Meet Me in St. Louis, Warlock), dies of lung cancer at 63

Person of interestHenry Fonda

Aug 12 Henry Fonda, American stage and screen actor (Mr. Roberts; 12 Angry Men; On Golden Pond), dies of heart disease at 77

  • Aug 13 Charles Walters, American actor, choreographer and director (Lili, Easter parade), dies of lung cancer at 70
  • Aug 13 Joe E Ross, American comedian (Toody-Car 54, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 68
  • Aug 14 Patrick Magee [McGee], Northern Irish actor and director (A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Aug 17 Barney Phillips [Bernard Philip Ofner], American actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), dies from cancer at 68
  • Aug 18 Beverly Bayne, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Passionate Youth), dies at 87
  • Aug 19 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)
  • Aug 20 Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu, One Summer of Happiness), dies of bone cancer at 53

  • Aug 25 John AM "Hans" van Tongeren, actor (Hunk), commits suicide at 27

Person of interestIngrid Bergman

Aug 29 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Gaslight), dies on her 67th birthday

  • Sep 2 Jay Novello, actor (Harum Scarum, Rebel Breed), dies of cancer at 78
  • Sep 2 Tom Baker, American actor, dies of a drug overdose in New York at 42
  • Sep 3 Michael Thoma, American actor (8 is Enough, Fame), dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor and radio play director (Tomorrow It Will Be Better), dies at 89
  • Sep 13 Philip Ober, American actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 80

Person of interestGrace Kelly

Sep 14 Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52

Actress Grace Kelly
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  • Sep 16 Rolfe Sedan, American actor (Young Frankenstein, Ninotchka, George Burns Show), dies at 86
  • Sep 24 Sarah Churchill, British actress (Matinee Theatre, All Over Town, Royal Wedding), dies at 67
  • Sep 28 Larry Breeding, American actor (Who's Watching the Kids), dies in a car crash on his 36th birthday
  • Sep 28 Mabel Albertson, actress (Gazebo, Bewitched), dies of Alzheimer at 81
  • Oct 3 Vivien Merchant [Ada Thompson], British actress (Alfie, The Homecoming, The Offence), dies from alcoholism at 53
  • Oct 4 Glenn Gould, Canadian classical pianist (Bach's Goldberg Variations) and broadcaster (Solitude Trilogy), dies after suffering a stroke at 50
  • Oct 8 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director (Lost World, You look marvelous), dies of cancer at 67
  • Oct 15 Elsie Randolph, actress (That'll Make You Whistle), dies
  • Oct 18 Dwain Esper, American film director (The Seventh Commandment), dies at 89
  • Oct 24 James Philbrook, actor (Islanders, Investigators), dies at 58
  • Nov 1 James Broderick, American actor and director (Dog Day Afternoon, Family), dies of cancer at 55
  • Nov 1 King Vidor, American film director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas), dies of a heart ailment at 88
  • Nov 4 Dominique Dunne, actress (Poltergeist), murdered by boyfriend at 23
  • Nov 4 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), dies at 74
  • Nov 13 Chesney Allen, English actor (Flanagan and Allen), dies at 88
  • Nov 16 Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), dies at 82
  • Nov 17 Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69
  • Nov 18 Donald Dillaway, actor (Min & Bill, Platinum Blonde), dies at 78
  • Nov 20 [Catherine] Cassie Mackin, American newswoman (NBC TV) and 1st woman to regularly anchor an evening network newscast alone, dies of cancer at 43
  • Nov 21 Lee Patrick, actress (Henrietta-Topper, Maltese Falcon), dies at 75
  • Nov 22 Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80
  • Nov 23 "Reverend" Grady Nutt, actor (Hee Haw), dies at 47
  • Nov 25 Robert Coote, British actor (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Scaramouche), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Nov 26 Dan Tobin, actor (I Married Joan, My Favorite Martian), dies at 73
  • Dec 2 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), dies at 49
  • Dec 7 William "Will" Lee, American actor (They Live by Night, Melody Lane), dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Dec 9 Joey Forman, actor (Sid Caesar Show, Joey Bishop Show), dies at 53
  • Dec 10 Freeman "Amos" Gosden, US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 83
  • Dec 10 Roy Webb, American film score composer (films of Val Lewton), dies at 94
  • Dec 10 Freeman Gosden, American writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show, Calvin and the Colonel), dies at 83
  • Dec 23 Jack Webb, American screenwriter, director and actor (Dragnet, Sunset Boulevard), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Dec 29 Sol C Siegel, US film producer (High Society), dies at 79