Deaths in Film & Television in 1989

  • Jan 8 Kenneth McMillan, actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), dies of heart attack at 56
  • Jan 13 Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51
  • Jan 16 Pierre Boileau, screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
  • Jan 16 Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
  • Jan 16 Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
  • Jan 19 Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies
  • Jan 20 Beatrice Lillie, actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94
  • Jan 20 Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (b. 1938)
  • Jan 27 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (b. 1918)
  • Jan 31 Jack Douglas, humorist (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80
  • Feb 3 John Cassavetes, American actor (Rosemary's Baby) and director, dies at 59
  • Feb 5 Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
  • Feb 6 Andre Cayatte, French filmmaker, dies at 80
  • Feb 11 George O'Hanlon, american actor and director (Bop Girl, Zamba), dies at 71
  • Feb 22 Joan Woodbury, American actress (Super Sleuth, Northwest Trail), dies at 73
  • Feb 27 Joe Silver, actor (Rage, Rapid, Deathtrap, Shivers), dies at 66
  • Mar 1 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/dir (Bluejackets), dies at 72
  • Mar 6 Harry Andrews, English actor (Equus, Helen of Troy, Hill), dies at 77
  • Mar 12 Maurice Evans, British actor (Planet of the Apes, Bewitched), dies at 87
  • Mar 17 Merritt Butrick, actor (Shy People, Wired to Kill), dies of AIDS at 29
  • Mar 18 William Challee, actor (Desperate, Moonchild), dies
  • Mar 21 Milton Frome, actor (Family Jewels), dies
  • Mar 27 May Allison, actress (Youth for Salem Men of Steel), dies
  • Mar 29 Bernard Blier, actor (Les Miserables, Women & War), dies at 73
  • Mar 30 Dort Clark, actor (In Harm's Way), dies
  • Apr 3 Norman Woolard, actor (Guilty, Saul & David, Medeleine), dies at 79
  • Apr 7 Alberto Morin, Puerto Rican actor (Two Mules for Sister Sara, Rio Grande), dies at 86
  • Apr 12 Gerald Flood, British actor (b. 1927)
  • Apr 15 Charles Vanel, French actor and director (Wages of Fear), dies at 96
  • Apr 21 James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Devil's Holiday), dies at 64
  • Apr 25 George Coulouris, British actor (Runaway Bus), dies at 85

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Apr 26 Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
  • May 1 Douglass Watson, actor (Mac Cory-Another World), dies at 68
  • May 1 Marion Mack, actress (General), dies
  • May 3 Muriel Ostriche, American silent film actress dies at 92
  • May 6 Guy Williams [Armando Joseph Catalano], American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), dies of a brain aneurysm at 65
  • May 19 Robert Webber, actor (Alex-Moonlighting), dies of ALS at 64
  • May 20 Anton Diffring, actor (Zeppelin, Fahrenheit 451), dies at 70
  • May 27 Jack Starrett, director/actor (Chase, Nightwish, 1st Blood), dies
  • May 31 Terry Drinkwater, CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer
  • Jun 9 Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor (b. 1915)
  • Jun 10 Richard Quine, director/actor (Babes on Broadway), dies at 68
  • Jun 13 Fran Allison, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), dies at 81
  • Jun 15 Ray McAnally, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State), dies in Dublin at 63
  • Jun 15 Victor French, actor (#44-Get Smart, Highway to Heaven), dies at 54
  • Jun 17 John Matusek, NFLer (Oak Raider)/actor, dies of a heart attack at 38
  • Jun 21 Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist/TV host, dies at 70
  • Jun 27 Jack Beutel, actor (The Outlaw), dies
  • Jul 1 William Ching, actor (Moonlighter, Terror in Haunted House), dies
  • Jul 2 Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
  • Jul 3 Jim Backus, actor (Magoo, Gilligan's Island), dies at 76 of pneumonia

  • Jul 10 Mel Blanc, cartoon voice (Warner Bros cartoons), dies at 81

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Jul 11 Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen acting great (Hamlet, Rebecca), dies at 82

  • Jul 18 Rebecca Schaeffer, American actress (Patti-My Sister Sam), is shot by a fan at 21
  • Jul 19 Carl-Heinz Schroth, dir/actor (Strafverteidiger), dies at 87
  • Jul 20 Mary Treen, actress (Career, Rock-a-bye Baby), dies at 71
  • Jul 24 Ernest Morrison, actor (Peggy Does Her Darndest), dies
  • Jul 28 Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
  • Aug 5 Ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68
  • Aug 11 John Meillon, actor (Wild Duck, Crocodile Dundee), dies
  • Aug 15 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
  • Aug 16 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 60
  • Sep 9 Tim Hovey, actor (Slim Carter, Man Afraid), dies of a drug overdose
  • Sep 19 Guido de Moor, actor (Flanagan, Because of the Cats), dies
  • Sep 22 Jan Teulings, Dutch actor and director (Dorp aan de Rivier), dies
  • Oct 4 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python, Life of Brian), dies of cancer at 48

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Oct 6 Bette Davis, American actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81

Actress Bette Davis
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Bette Davis
  • Oct 11 Paul Shenar, actor (Deadly Force, Dream Lover), dies at 53
  • Oct 14 Michael Carmine, actor (Batteries Not Included), dies at 30
  • Oct 16 Cornel Wilde, actor (Saadia, Comic, Beach Red, Gargoyles), dies at 74
  • Oct 20 Anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76
  • Oct 22 Roland Winters [Winternitz], American actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers, Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), dies at 84
  • Oct 23 Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film actress (b. 1911)
  • Nov 6 Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor (b. 1949)
  • Nov 17 Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
  • Nov 20 Lynn Bari, actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), dies at 71
  • Nov 25 Frank M Thomas, actor (Behind the Headlines, M'Liss), dies
  • Dec 6 Frances Beauvier, actress (Aunt Bee, Mayberry), dies at 86
  • Dec 6 John Payne, American movie actor ("Miracle on 34th St") dies aged 77
  • Dec 7 William Calhoun, professional wrestler (b. 1934)
  • Dec 14 Jock Mahoney, actor (Dallas, Cow Town, Range Rider), dies at 70
  • Dec 15 Arnold Moss, actor (Gambit), dies at 79
  • Dec 15 Edward Underdown, British actor (Beat the Devil, Thunderball), dies at 81
  • Dec 16 Aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies
  • Dec 16 Lee Van Cleef, US actor (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 64
  • Dec 16 Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice), dies at 59
  • Dec 20 Audrey Christie, actress (Splendor in the Grass), dies at 77
  • Dec 26 Peggy Thorpe-Bates, actress (Alcatraz Island), dies
  • Dec 30 Madoline Thomas, actress (Girl in the Canal), dies