Deaths in Film & Television in 1990

  • Jan 1 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, dies at 82
  • Jan 2 Alan Hale Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), dies of cancer at 68
  • Jan 3 Ken Hill, actor (Cobra, Protocol), dies
  • Jan 5 Arthur Kennedy, American actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place), dies of a brain tumor at 76
  • Jan 6 Hans Jaray, actor (Lydia, Fedora), dies
  • Jan 6 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40
  • Jan 8 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Stevens], British actor (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), dies of Parkinson's disease at 78
  • Jan 10 Juliet Berto, screenwriter/actress (Bastienne Bastien), dies at 42
  • Jan 10 Yvonne Peattie Marquard, actress (Donovan's Reef), dies
  • Jan 11 Mary Jane Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies
  • Jan 11 Kittens Reichert [Catherine Alma Reichert], American silent screen child actor [House of Cards, Les Misérables], dies at 79
  • Jan 14 David Arkin, actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas), dies
  • Jan 15 Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (Upstairs, Downstairs, The Professionals, The Great Escape), dies after a short illness at 66
  • Jan 18 Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
  • Jan 20 Barbara Stanwyck, [Ruby Stevens], actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
  • Jan 24 Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90
  • Jan 25 Alexander Lockwood, actor (Duel), dies

Person of interestAva Gardner

Jan 25 Ava Gardner, American actress (Barefoot Contessa, On the Beach), dies of pneumonia at 67

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
  • Jan 27 Helen Jerome Eddy, actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92
  • Feb 2 Joel Fluellen, American actor (Porgy and Bess, Burning Cross, Learning Tree), commits suicide at 82
  • Feb 4 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1917)
  • Feb 6 Jane Novak, silent screen actress (Ghost Town), dies of stroke at 94
  • Feb 6 John Merivale, actor (Caltiki), dies
  • Feb 13 Ken Lynch, actor (Paratroop Command, Legend of Tom Dooley), dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Jean Wallace, [Walasek], actress (Big Combo), dies of hemorrhage at 66
  • Feb 15 Henry Brandon [Heinrich von Kleinbach], German-American actor (The Searchers, Assault on Precinct 13, Drums of Fu Manchu), dies from a heart attack at 77
  • Feb 15 Jack Fletcher, American actor (Calucci's Department, Once Upon a Mattress), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Feb 17 Erik Rhodes [Ernest Sharpe], American actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • Feb 17 Marc Clement, actor (Career Opportunities, Sluggers Wife), dies
  • Feb 18 Hulk, fictional character in "Death of Incredible Hulk" on NBC, dies
  • Feb 22 Stephen Burns, American actor (Casey's Shadow), dies from AIDS complications at 35
  • Feb 25 Deborra Hampton, actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30
  • Feb 28 Fabia Drake, actress (Nice Girl Like Me), dies at 86
  • Mar 5 Gary Merrill, American actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve), dies of a lung cancer at 74
  • Mar 15 Tom Harmon, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1919)
  • Mar 17 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?), commits suicide at 62
  • Mar 18 Robin Harris, actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies at 36
  • Mar 24 Alice Sapritch, actress (European Vacation), dies
  • Mar 24 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • Mar 24 Rene Enriquez, actor (Hill St Blues), dies of pancreatic cancer at 56
  • Mar 26 International Chrysis, Transvestite actor (Q&A), dies of cancer at 38
  • Mar 28 Helene Fortescu Reynolds, actress (Bermuda Mystery), dies at 65
  • Apr 2 Aldo Fabrizi, actor (Postman Goes to War, Open City), dies at 85
  • Apr 3 Katharine Balfour, actress (Love Story), dies of ALS at 69
  • Apr 8 Doreen Sloane, English actress (Coronation Street), dies of cancer at 56
  • Apr 13 Luis Trenker, South Tyrolean film producer, director, actor (Berge in Flammen), dies at 97
  • Apr 13 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor (No Hiding Place, The Saint), dies at 74
  • Apr 14 Peter Dunn, actor (Invaders from Mars) dies
  • Apr 15 Henry Kendrick, American actor (Raising Arizona) dies at 56

Person of interestGreta Garbo

Apr 15 Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84

Actress Greta Garbo
Actress
Greta Garbo
  • Apr 18 Robert D Webb, American director and actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87

  • Apr 18 Gory Guerrero, professional wrestler (b. 1921)
  • Apr 20 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), dies at 78
  • Apr 22 Bertil Unger, actor (Devil & Max Devlin), dies
  • Apr 23 Albert Salmi, American character actor (Caddyshack, Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue), kills terminally ill wife & self at 62
  • Apr 23 Palmer Deane, actor (Still of the Night), dies
  • Apr 23 Paulette Goddard, American actress (Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Hazard), dies at 79
  • Apr 24 Tom Rolfing, actor (He Knows You're Alone, Cliff-Another World), dies
  • Apr 25 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor (Round Midnight, The Other Side of Round Midnight), dies of kidney failure at 67
  • May 1 Sunset Carson [Michael Harrison] American western actor (Cat of Rockies, El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), dies at 69
  • May 2 David Rappaport, 3'11' actor (Wizard, LA Law), shoots himself at 38
  • May 6 Charles Farrell, American actor (7th Heaven, My Little Margie), dies at 89
  • May 7 Jessica James, actress (Spring Break), dies of breast cancer at 60
  • May 10 Susan Oliver, actress (Disorderly Orderly), dies of cancer at 61

Person of interestJim Henson

May 16 Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Muppeteer
Jim Henson
  • May 16 Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr, American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), dies of throat cancer at 64
  • May 18 Jill Ireland, English actress (Carry on Nurse, Family), dies of cancer at 54
  • May 21 Franklyn Seales, actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37
  • May 22 Max Wall, actor (Jabberwocky), dies
  • May 22 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure
  • May 25 Vic Tayback, actor (Mel-Alice), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • May 28 Joseph Hardy, actor and director (Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 71
  • Jun 1 Eric Barker, actor/writer (Carry on Sergeant, Roommates), dies
  • Jun 2 Frederick Mellinger, founder of Fredericks of Hollywood, dies at 76

Person of interestRex Harrison

Jun 2 Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady), dies of cancer at 82

  • Jun 2 Stuart Hall, actor (Cavalcade, Dawn Patrol), dies
  • Jun 3 Tom Brown, American actor (Buck Privates Come Home, In Old Chicago), dies from cancer at 77
  • Jun 4 Jack Gilford, American comedic actor (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2), dies at 81 of stomach cancer
  • Jun 7 Barbara Baxley, American actress and singer (Norma Rae, Countdown), dies at 67 of a heart attack
  • Jun 20 Ina Balin, actress (Patsy), dies at 52, of pulmonary hypertension
  • Jul 1 Anna Palk, actress (Play it Cool, Frozen Dead), dies of cancer at 48
  • Jul 6 Jim Samuels, comedian, dies of spinal meningitis at 41
  • Jul 8 Howard Duff, American actor (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Jul 11 Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Lifespan, Broken Mirrors, The Lift), dies at 67
  • Jul 14 Dallas Alinder, American actor, dies at 58
  • Jul 15 Alison Leggatt, actress (Day of Triffids, Cows), dies at 86
  • Jul 15 Margaret Mary Lockwood, actress (Man in Grey, Wicked Lady), dies at 73
  • Jul 15 Margaret Lockwood, British actress (Cast a Dark Shadow, The Lady Vanishes), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 73
  • Jul 17 Bernard Cowan, TV announcer, dies of kidney disease at 68
  • Jul 19 Eddie Quillan, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Julia, Hell Town), dies of cancer at 83
  • Jul 19 Herbert Nelson, actor (Guilding Light), dies of a stroke at 76
  • Jul 19 Johnny Wayne, comedian (Wayne & Shuster), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jul 20 Sara Heyblom, Dutch actress (Obsessions, Pygmalion), dies
  • Jul 22 Preben Neergaard, Danish actor (Mordskab), dies of cancer at 70
  • Jul 23 Georges Flamant, actor (La Chienne), dies in Paris at 86
  • Jul 27 Elizabeth Allan, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Camille, Java Head), dies
  • Jul 27 Nick Pippins, actor (Simon), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Jul 28 Jill Esmond, actress (13 Women, My Pal Wolfe, FP 1), dies at 82
  • Jul 28 Maurice Braddell, actor (Things to Come), dies
  • Aug 2 Edwin Richfield, British actor (Interpol Calling, The Avengers), dies at 68
  • Aug 6 Charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • Aug 6 Gordon Metcalfe, actor (Monster in the Closet), dies of AIDS at 43
  • Aug 7 Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88
  • Aug 9 Dorothy Appleby, actress (Small Town Boy, Paradise Express), dies
  • Aug 12 Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87
  • Aug 12 Sara Seegar, [Stone], actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76
  • Aug 13 Jimmy Starr, actor (Hot Flashes), dies at 86
  • Aug 15 Nina Bara [Frances Bauer], Argentinian actress (Missile to the Moon, Space Patrol), dies of cancer at 70
  • Aug 16 Pat O'Connor, New Zealand professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • Aug 17 Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (Hello Dolly), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Aug 17 Roderick Cook, actor (Rockabye), dies of apparent heart attack at 58
  • Aug 18 Raf Reymen, Flemish actor (Huisvuil, Het glas water), dies at 64
  • Aug 22 Merlin Marston, actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45
  • Aug 27 Raymond St Jacques, actor/dir (Falcon Crest), dies of cancer at 60
  • Sep 4 Irene Dunne, actress (5 oscars), dies of heart failure at 91
  • Sep 5 Beppo Brem, actor (Frontgockel), dies of heart failure at 84
  • Sep 11 Ben Frank, actor (Don't Answer the Phone), dies of heart attack at 56
  • Sep 12 Athene Seyler, actress (Make Mine Mink), dies at 101
  • Sep 20 Jackie Moran, actor (Janie, Barefoot Boy), dies of cancer at 65
  • Sep 24 Jay Currin, stuntman/actor (Back to the Beach, Serial), dies at 34
  • Oct 1 Christine Forrest, actress (Martin), dies
  • Oct 4 Avis Bunnage, British actress (Rising Damp, Coronation Street), dies at 67
  • Oct 4 Jill Bennett, actress (Skull, Hawks), dies of undisclosed causes at 58
  • Oct 9 Richard Murdoch, actor (Lilli Marlene), dies of heart attack at 83
  • Oct 10 Carlos Thompson, actor (Mistress of the World), dies at 67
  • Oct 11 Robert Tessier, actor (Nightwish, Future Force), dies at 56
  • Oct 12 Max Tailleur, Dutch adjudant to Prince Bernhard and Jewish humorist, dies at 81
  • Oct 13 Hans Freudenthal, mathematician/director OW&OC (F Institution), dies
  • Oct 15 Delphine Seyrig, French actress (Freak Orlando, Reperages) dies of lung disease at 58
  • Oct 20 Joel McCrea, American actor (Foreign Correspondent, Sullivan's Travels), dies of pulmonary complications at 84
  • Oct 26 William Samuel Paley, American president and CEO of CBS (1928-90), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Oct 27 Ugo Tognazzi, Italian comedy actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles, The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 68
  • Oct 30 Harry Lauter, American actor (Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Waterfront), dies of heart failure at 76

Person of interestMary Martin

Nov 3 Mary Martin, actress (Peter Pan), dies of cancer at 76

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin
  • Nov 3 Valerie French, actress (Jubal), dies of leukemia
  • Nov 5 Herbert Berghof, Austrian actor (Belarus File, Harry and Tonto, Target), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Nov 6 Will Kuluva, actor (To Trap a Spy, Go Naked in World), dies at 73
  • Nov 7 Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), dies at 86
  • Nov 11 Alexis Minotis [Alexandros Minotakis], Greek actor (The Merchant of Venice, King Lear), dies at 90
  • Nov 12 Dave Willock, actor (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 81
  • Nov 12 Eve Arden, American actress (Our Miss Brooks), dies at 82
  • Nov 15 Bill E Herndon, actor (Rivals), dies at 54
  • Nov 21 Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • Nov 27 David White, American actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Nov 28 Tamara De Treaux, actress (ET), dies at 31
  • Dec 2 Robert Cummings, American actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder), dies of kidney failure at 80
  • Dec 3 Gavin Reed, actor (Body Beneath), dies at 59
  • Dec 4 Edward Binns, US actor (12 Angry One), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Dec 7 Horst Bienek, German writer and director (The First Polka), dies at 60
  • Dec 7 Joan Bennett, US actress (House Across the Bay), dies at 80
  • Dec 7 Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (Mon oncle Antoine), dies at 67
  • Dec 8 Martin Ritt, American actor and director (The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, Slugger's Wife, End of the Game), dies at 76
  • Dec 9 Mike Mazurki, Austrian actor (Some Like It Hot, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World), dies at 82
  • Dec 9 Mike Mazurski, wrestler/actor (Centerfold Girls), dies at 80
  • Dec 14 Hope Sansberry, actress (Rats are Coming), dies at 94
  • Dec 15 Betty Warren actress (Passport to Pimlico), dies
  • Dec 15 Jean Paige, actress (Capt Blood, Black Beauty), dies
  • Dec 17 Don Draper, actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61
  • Dec 17 Mieke Verstraete [Maria Augustina De Graef], Belgian-Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled), dies at 79
  • Dec 18 Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Dec 19 Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71
  • Dec 22 Helene Stanley, actress (Carnival Story, Roar of the Crowd), dies
  • Dec 28 Kiel Martin, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 46
  • Dec 31 Dalton Cathey, American actor dies of AIDS at 44