Deaths in Film & Television in 1984

  • Jan 11 Jack La Rue, American actor and TV narrator (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette), dies at 81
  • Jan 20 Johnny Weissmuller [Peter Johann Weißmüller], Hungarian actor (Tarzan) and 100m swimmer (Oly-5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
  • Jan 27 Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
  • Jan 28 John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
  • Feb 7 Brooks West, actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67
  • Feb 10 David Von Erich, professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • Feb 15 Avon Long, dancer/actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies of cancer at 73
  • Feb 15 Ethel Merman, singer/actress (Kid Million), dies in her sleep at 76
  • Feb 16 Ken Williams, TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
  • Feb 17 Lucille Benson, actress (Lilly-Bosom Buddies), dies at 69
  • Feb 29 Roland Culver, English actor (Thunderball), dies of heart problems at 83

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Mar 1 Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), dies at 69

  • Mar 2 Louis Basile, actor (Louie-The Super), dies at 48
  • Mar 4 Jewel Carmen, American actress (b. 1897)
  • Mar 4 Geoffrey Lumsden, British actor (b. 1914)
  • Mar 5 Michael Sklar, California, comedian (Laugh-in, Sha Na Na), dies at 39
  • Mar 5 William Powell, American actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 91
  • Mar 6 Henry Wilcoxon, British actor (Cleopatra, Jericho, The Ten Commandments), dies from heart failure and cancer at 78
  • Mar 10 June Marlowe, actress (Pardon US), dies at 81
  • Mar 12 Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor, dies at 88
  • Mar 21 Shauna Grant, American actress (suicide) (b. 1963)
  • Mar 24 Sam Jaffe, actor (Dr Zorba-Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 93
  • Apr 10 Ray Middleton, American actor, dies at 75
  • Apr 12 Ruth Taylor, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 76
  • Apr 13 Dionyssis Papayannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • Apr 14 Dionisis Papagiannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • Apr 15 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician, collapses and dies on stage at 61
  • Apr 18 John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
  • Apr 23 August "Guus" Oster, actor and director (Carrie), dies at 68
  • Apr 25 Richard Benedict, actor (Okinawa), dies at 64 of a heart attack
  • Apr 26 Henry Rowland, actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70
  • Apr 26 May McAvoy, actress (Ben Hur), dies at 82 after a heart attack
  • May 1 Gordon Jenkins, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 73
  • May 4 Diana Dors, actress (Berserk!), dies at 52 of cancer
  • May 10 Robert Moore, actor (Marshall-Diana), dies at 56
  • May 12 Doris May, actress (Peck's Bad Boy), dies at 81 of heart failure
  • May 16 Andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35
  • May 20 Peter Bull, British actor (Dr Doolittle), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • May 21 Andrea Leeds, actress (Stage Door, Earthbound), dies of cancer at 70
  • May 21 Ann Little, actress (Roaring Road), dies at 93
  • May 22 John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery
  • May 24 Vincent J. McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1914)
  • May 28 Eric Morecambe, British comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58
  • Jun 7 George Givot, actor (Versatile Vaudeville), dies at 81
  • Jun 15 Ned Glass, actor (Charade, Street Music), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jun 15 Ned Glass, Polish-American actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie), dies at 78
  • Jun 17 Chet Allen, actor (Jerry-Bonino, Slats-Troubleshooter), dies at 51
  • Jun 20 Estelle Winwood, actress (Miracle on 34th Street), dies at 99
  • Jun 20 Sunny Johnson, actress (Animal House), dies cerebral hemorrhage at 30
  • Jul 5 Gaston Vandermeulen, Flemish actor (Heilig Experiment, The Arrival of Joachim Stiller), dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Flora Robson, actress (Great Day, Frieda), dies in her sleep at 82

  • Jul 8 Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges), dies at 73
  • Jul 14 Kenny Delmar, comedian (School House), dies at 74
  • Jul 17 J Delos Jewkes, singer/actor (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Carol Eberts Veazie, actress (Maude Endles-Norby), dies at 89
  • Jul 19 Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)
  • Jul 23 Lloyd Gough, actor (Black Bart, Tolsa), dies of aortic aneurism at 77
  • Jul 23 Lloyd Gough, American actor (Sunset Boulevard, The Front, The Green Hornet), dies at 76
  • Jul 27 James Mason, British actor (Lolita), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Jul 28 Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
  • Jul 29 Woodrow Parfey, actor (Time Express), dies at 61 of a heart attack
  • Jul 31 Bill Raisch, American one armed actor (The Fugitive, Spartacus, Sweet Smell of Success), dies from lung cancer at 79
  • Aug 4 Edmond Ryan, actor (Human Monster), dies at 79 of a heart attack
  • Aug 4 Mary Miles Minter, actress (Drums of Fate), die at 82 of heart failure
  • Aug 4 Walter Burke, American actor (Jack the Giant Killer), dies at 75 of emphysema
  • Aug 4 Howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66
  • Aug 5 Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, The Robe), dies of cerebral haemorrhage at 58
  • Aug 8 Richard Deacon, American actor (Dick Van Dyke Show), dies of Cardiovascular disease at 62
  • Aug 13 Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92
  • Aug 26 Julie Stevens, actress (Lorelei-Big Town), dies at 67
  • Aug 27 Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street), dies at 69
  • Aug 27 Billy Sands, actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), dies at 73
  • Sep 1 Howland Chamberlin, actor (Force of Evil, Pickup), dies at 73
  • Sep 2 Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (b. 1908)
  • Sep 6 E J Andre, actor (Eugene Bullock-Dallas), dies at 74

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Sep 14 Janet Gaynor, actress (Sunrise), dies at 77 from a traffic accident

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  • Sep 17 Richard Basehart, American actor (Rage), dies following several strokes at 70
  • Sep 19 June Preisser, dancer/actress (Babes in Arms), dies in car crash at 61
  • Sep 24 Neil Hamilton, American actor (The White Rose, When Strangers Marry, Batman), dies of asthma at 85
  • Sep 26 Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie), dies from a stroke at 87
  • Oct 5 Leonard Rossiter, actor (2001, Water), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Oct 16 Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84
  • Oct 16 Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Ford Theater), dies at 53 of cancer
  • Oct 18 Jon-Erik Hexum, actor (Bear), dies by a gun loaded with blanks at 26
  • Oct 22 Napoleon Whiting, actor (Silas-Big Valley), dies at 75
  • Oct 23 David Gorcey, actor (Angel's Alley), dies at 63 in a diabetic coma
  • Oct 23 Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Oct 24 Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66
  • Oct 24 Walter Woolf King, actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85
  • Oct 25 Pascale Ogier, actress (Ghost Dance), dies of heart attack at 24
  • Oct 26 Sue Randall, actress (Miss Landers-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 49
  • Oct 30 June Duprez, actress (Calcutta, Tiger Fang), dies at 66
  • Oct 30 Mario Gallo, actor (Delvecchio), dies at 61
  • Oct 31 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), dies at 84
  • Nov 4 Merie Earle, actress (Maude-Waltons), dies of uremic poisoning at 95
  • Nov 7 George Matthews, actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73 of heart disease
  • Nov 10 Sudie Bond, actress (Tomorrow), dies at 56 of a respiratory ailment
  • Nov 13 Dorothy Arnold, actress (House of Fear, Phantom Creeps), dies at 66
  • Nov 14 George Matthews, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73
  • Dec 6 Ruth Cummings, actress (Daybreak, Dream of Love), dies at 90
  • Dec 7 Jeanne Cagney, actress (Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), dies at 65
  • Dec 8 Luther Adler, American actor (D.O.A., The Desert Fox), dies at 81
  • Dec 11 George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90
  • Dec 15 Lennard Pearce, English actor (b. 1915)
  • Dec 24 Ian Hendry, actor (Assassin, Get Carter, Repulsion), dies at 53
  • Dec 24 Peter Lawford, actor (Thin Man), dies of cardiac arrest at 61