On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in September 1987

  • Sep 1 Philip Friend, British actor (Dick Turpin, Buccaneer's Girl, Vulture, Fur Collar), dies at 72
  • Sep 6 Quinn Martin, American television producer, dies at 65
  • Sep 11 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), dies of pneumonia following heart surgery at 72
  • Sep 12 John Qualen, Canadian actor (Casablanca, The Grapes of Wrath, The Searchers), dies at 87
  • Sep 13 Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), dies at 86
  • Sep 17 Harry Locke, British actor (Passport to Pimlico, Town on Trial), dies at 73
  • Sep 21 Ruth Attaway, American actress (Porgy & Bess, Conrack, Being There), dies at 77
  • Sep 22 Dan Rowan [Daniel Hale Rowan], American comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), dies at 65
  • Sep 25 Emlyn Williams, actor and director (I Accuse, Ivanhoe, Scarf), dies at 81

Person of interestMary Astor

Sep 25 Mary Astor, actress (Cynthia, Meet Me in St Louis, Fiesta), dies at 81

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor
  • Sep 25 George Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright (David Copperfield), dies from cancer at 81