On This Day

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1991

  • Jan 2 Renato Rascel, Italian actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jan 4 Berry Kroeger, actor (Demon Seed), dies of kidney failure at 78
  • Jan 4 Harry Krimer, French actor (Napoleon, Les vagabonds magnifiques, La course du flambeau), committed suicide at 94
  • Jan 4 Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), dies at 81
  • Jan 5 John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
  • Jan 5 Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
  • Jan 9 Chris Baay, Dutch actor (Tomorrow It Will Be Better, Klatergoud, Surprise Raid), dies at 86
  • Jan 12 Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (Across the Pacific, Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
  • Jan 19 Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
  • Jan 19 Glenn Langan, American actor (Amazing Colossal Man, Margie, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies of lymphoma at 73
  • Jan 19 John Russell, American actor (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
  • Jan 20 Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87
  • Jan 21 Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
  • Jan 24 George Gobel, comedian, dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Jan 24 Lawrence Lott, American actor (Real Men, Philadelphia Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40
  • Jan 25 Lillian Bond, English-American actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
  • Jan 25 Stanley Brock, American actor (UHF, Hard to Kill, Ivan-He's the Mayor), dies of heart attack at 59
  • Jan 30 John McIntire, American actor (Naked City, Wagon Train, Virginian), dies of emphysema at 83
  • Feb 1 Carol Dempster, American film actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
  • Feb 1 Jimmy MacDonald, Scottish-American voice actor (Mickey Mouse), dies at 84
  • Feb 3 Nancy Kulp, American actress (The Beverly Hillbillies, The Aristocats, Shane), dies of cancer at 69
  • Feb 4 Bob Leslie, American actor (Cinderella; Mako: Jaws of Death), dies at 64
  • Feb 5 Dean Jagger, American actor (White Christmas, Vanishing Point), dies at about 87
  • Feb 6 Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Feb 7 Dick Winslow, American actor (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 75
  • Feb 13 Bernard Sauer, Yiddish actor, dies of heart attack at 67
  • Feb 13 Eddie Bartell, actor (Every Night at Eight), dies at 83
  • Feb 13 Ronald "Ron" Pickering, British athletics coach and BBC sports commentator, dies after a heart bypass operation at 60
  • Feb 15 Luis Escobar, Spanish actor (Don Juan My Love), dies at 78
  • Feb 19 Peggy Mondo, American actress (Who's Minding the Store), dies at 50
  • Feb 21 Roger Swaybill, American actor and writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point), dies at 47
  • Feb 21 Nutan Bahl, Indian actress (Seema, Bandini), dies of breast cancer at 54
  • Feb 24 George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71
  • Feb 24 Jean Rogers, actress (Flash Gordon, Hot Cargo), dies at 74
  • Feb 26 (Bulee) "Slim" Galliard, American jazz singer, musician, songwriter ("Flat Foot Floogie (with a Floy Floy)"), and actor, dies of cancer at 75
  • Mar 1 Katharine Blake, South African-born British actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
  • Mar 4 Vance Colvig, actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72
  • Mar 13 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Robert Maroff, American actor (Taxi Driver) dies at 57
  • Mar 15 Eileen Sedgwick, silent film actress (Hot Heels), dies at 93
  • Mar 18 Jack McCoy, Radio/TV personality, dies at 72
  • Mar 18 Vilma Banky, actress (Eagle, Son of Sheik, Rebel), dies at 93
  • Mar 19 Sunday Wilshin, actor (Murder by Rope), dies at 86
  • Mar 22 Gloria Holden, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • Mar 23 Mona Maris, actress (Camila, Berlin Correspondent), dies at 88
  • Mar 27 Aldo Ray [Da Re], American actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret), dies of cancer at 64
  • Mar 27 Leueen McGrath, actress (Edward My Son, Saint's Vacation), dies at 77
  • Mar 27 Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
  • Mar 28 Carlos Montalban, actor (Bananas), dies at 85
  • Mar 29 Matt Bennett, actor (Hickey & Boggs), dies of a brain tumor at 52
  • Mar 30 Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies
  • Apr 9 Maurice Binder, American photographer and film title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
  • Apr 10 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Apr 10 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), dies from cancer at 90
  • Apr 11 Tom Rosqui, American stage and screen character actor (The Godfather - "Rocco Lampone"), dies of cancer at 62
  • Apr 15 Marjorie Warfield, American actress, dies at 88
  • Apr 15 Martin Ashe, American actor, dies at 81

David Lean

Apr 16 David Lean, film director (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies of pneumonia at 83

  • Apr 19 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • Apr 20 Don Siegel, American film director (Coogan's Bluff, Dirty Harry), dies at 78
  • Apr 25 Frank Hamilton, actor (Subterraneans), dies at 66
  • Apr 26 Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Jessie Brewer- General Hospital), dies at 61
  • Apr 28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • May 3 Margaret Tallichet, American actress (Stranger on the 3rd Floor), dies at 77
  • May 4 Bernie Winters [Weinstein], British comedian, actor, and TV presenter (The Big Top Variety Show), dies of stomach cancer at 60
  • May 5 William De Acutis, American actor (9½ Weeks, Other People's Money), dies from a brain lymphoma at 33
  • May 6 Wilfrid Hyde-White, British actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place), dies at 87
  • May 8 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), dies at 72
  • May 15 Reno Browne, American Western actress, dies at 70
  • May 15 Ronald Lacey, actor (Raiders of Lost Ark, Next Victim), dies at 55
  • May 16 Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
  • May 18 Edwina Booth, American actress (Trader Horn), dies of heart failure at 86
  • May 19 Rini Otte, Dutch actress (Ergens in Nederland), dies at 74
  • May 22 Catalino "Lino" Brocka, Filipino film director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
  • May 24 Miriam di San Servolo, Italian actress (b. 1912)
  • May 26 Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
  • May 29 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Ruling Class, Time Express), dies of cancer at 77
  • May 30 Manolo Gomez Bur, Spanish comedian dies at 74
  • May 31 H. N. "Swanie" Swanson, American Hollywood literary agent, dies at 91 of a stroke
  • Jun 3 Andy Milligan, American director and screenwriter (Sweeney Todd), dies of AIDS at 62
  • Jun 3 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), dies at 92
  • Jun 6 Larry Kert, actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies of AIDS at 60
  • Jun 7 Eric Francis, actor (Shillingbury Blowers), dies
  • Jun 8 Bertice Reading, American stage and screen actress and singer (The Jazz Train; Requiem For A Nun; Moon In The Gutter), dies at 57
  • Jun 9 Bob Irwin, Comedian, dies of Alzheimer's related illness at 88
  • Jun 11 Vlastimil Fisar, Czech actor/pres (Intl Actors Federation), dies
  • Jun 14 Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
  • Jun 14 Bernard Miles, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Great Expectations, In Which We Serve), dies at 83
  • Jun 18 Joan Caulfield, American model and actress (My Favorite Husband), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jun 19 Jean Arthur, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 90
  • Jun 22 Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
  • Jun 22 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56
  • Jun 24 Martin Rosenblatt, American actor (Splitz, Annie Hall, NY Stories), dies at 74
  • Jun 26 Paul Andor, actor (Mad Lover, Enemy of Women), dies
  • Jun 27 Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • Jul 1 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jul 2 Lee Remick, American actress (Days of Wine & Roses), dies of cancer at 55
  • Jul 6 Thorley Walters, actor (Trog, Edwardians, Daisy), dies at 78
  • Jul 8 James Franciscus, American actor (Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Mr Novak, Longstreet), dies of emphysema 57
  • Jul 8 Lotte Palfi Andor, German-American actress (Lovesick, All That Jazz), dies at 87
  • Jul 11 James McCallion, Scottish actor (Coogan's Bluff, Vera Cruz), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Jul 15 Bert Convy, American actor and game show host (Tattletales), dies at 57
  • Jul 16 Dwight Weist, Radio actor/film narrator (Radio Days), dies at 81
  • Jul 20 Rellys [Henri Marius Bourrelly], French actor (Letters from My Windmill), dies at 86
  • Jul 21 Theodore Wilson, American actor dies after a stroke at 47
  • Jul 25 Brian Haines, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, It), dies at 70
  • Jul 25 Toni Gerry, actress (Bullet for Joey, Lust for Life), dies at 61
  • Jul 27 Carol Gillies, actress (Back Home, Baby Boom), dies at 50
  • Jul 30 William Ball, American actor, director and founder of the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), dies at 60
  • Aug 1 Stuart Wilson, actor (The Girl Who Had Everything), dies at 87
  • Aug 2 Helen Page Camp, American actress, dies at 60

Harry Reasoner

Aug 6 Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), dies at 68

  • Aug 7 Billy James, New Zealand comedian and singer (Billy T. James Show), dies of heart failure at 42
  • Aug 12 Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
  • Aug 12 William Gordon, screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies
  • Aug 14 Douglas Kiker, American newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Aug 16 Robert DiMatte Jr, stage director/actor, dies at 43
  • Aug 17 Donald "Don" Dubbins, American actor (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny), dies of cancer at 63
  • Aug 20 Betty Bowden, British dancer and actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • Aug 21 Richard Wilson, producer/writer/actor (Pay or Die), dies at 75
  • Aug 22 Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress (The Blue and the Grey - "Maggie"; Anne of Green Gables), dies of cervical cancer at 67
  • Aug 24 Mike Sokoll, cowboy actor, dies at 97
  • Aug 25 Don Nute, American actor, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Aug 25 Niven Busch, American screenwriter (Duel in the Sun), dies at 88
  • Aug 27 Gordon Heath, actor (Sapphire, Staircase, Animal Farm), dies
  • Aug 28 Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies
  • Aug 28 Eleanor Berry, actress (Death Valley Days), dies
  • Aug 29 Dallas Adams, British painter, writer and actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • Aug 29 Daniel Ocko, American actor dies of a respiratory condition at 78
  • Aug 29 Dixie Dunbar [Charlotte King], American singer and actress, dies of heart attack at 72
  • Aug 30 Alan Wheatley, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies from a heart attack at 84
  • Aug 31 Gerry Davis, British screenwriter (Dr Who), dies at 61
  • Sep 1 Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
  • Sep 1 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director and actress (Jane Eyre, Barocco), dies at 76

Frank Capra

Sep 3 Frank Capra, Italian-AmericanAcademy Award-winning film director (It's a Wonderful Life; It Happened One Nigh; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 94

  • Sep 4 Tom Tryon, American actor (The Cardinal, All That Glitters, The Longest Day) and novelist (The Other), dies of stomach cancer at 65
  • Sep 7 Ben Piazza, American actor (Santa Barbara; The Blues Brothers; Dallas), dies of cancer at 58
  • Sep 8 Brad Davis, American actor (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire), dies at 41
  • Sep 9 Paul Michael Lombardi, actor, dies of AIDS at 31
  • Sep 10 Yves Montand [Ivo Livi], Italian-French actor (Z; Napoleon; Grand Prix), and singer, dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Sep 12 Regis Toomey, American actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction), dies at 93
  • Sep 13 Joe Pasternak, Hungarian-American film producer (Spinout, Big City), dies of Parkinson's at 73
  • Sep 14 Julie Bovasso, American actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You), dies of cancer at 61
  • Sep 15 Andre Baruch, Radio/TV announcer dies at 83
  • Sep 15 John Hoyt, American actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary), dies of lung cancer at 87
  • Sep 16 Carol White, actress (Prehistoric Women, Dulcima), dies at 47
  • Sep 21 Angelo Rossitto, American dwarf actor (known as "Little Moe", Carousel), dies at 83
  • Sep 23 Ernestine McClendon, director/actress (Homer & Eddie), dies
  • Sep 24 Mary Lawrence, actress (Best Man), dies of respiratory failure at 73
  • Sep 25 Viviane Romance [Pauline Ronacher Ortmanns], French actress (Panic, Queen's Necklace), dies at 79
  • Sep 27 Huib Orizand, Dutch actor (Paul Vlanderen), dies
  • Oct 9 Roy Black, German schlager singer and actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies of heart failure at 43
  • Oct 9 Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
  • Oct 11 Redd Foxx [JohnSanford], American comedian and actor (Sanford & Son; Redd Foxx Show), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Oct 12 Aline MacMahon, American actress (Backdoor to Heaven), dies at 92
  • Oct 12 Sheila Florance, Australian actress (Cactus), dies of cancer at 75
  • Oct 13 Donald Houston, Welsh actor (Battle Hell, Study in Terror), dies at 67
  • Oct 16 Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies
  • Oct 17 J. G. Devlin, Northern Irish actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
  • Oct 17 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, American country music singer ("Sixteen Tons"), and actor (I Love Lucy; The Ford Show), dies of liver disease at 72
  • Oct 18 Gunnar Sønstevold, Norwegian jazz pianist, and orchestral and film score composer (Litany In Atlanta; The Dorian Cage), dies at 78
  • Oct 22 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • Oct 24 Gene Roddenberry, American creator of Star Trek, dies of cardiac arrest at 70
  • Oct 25 Khigh Dhiegh, actor (Forbidden Nights), dies of heat failure at 75
  • Oct 28 [Lawrence] G. L. Vitto American DJ and TV host, dies at 69
  • Oct 29 Maria Monica, silent film actress, dies
  • Oct 31 Bert Bertram, Australian actor (How to Steal a Million, Shamus), dies of cancer at 97
  • Oct 31 Johan Schmitz, actor (Gysbregt van Aemstel/Soldat van Orange), dies
  • Oct 31 Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • Nov 2 Irwin Allen, American film and television producer (Land of the Giants; The Poseidon Adventure), dies at 75
  • Nov 5 Fred MacMurray, American actor (Double Indemnity, The Apartment, My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83

Gene Tierney

Nov 6 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge), dies of emphysema at 70

  • Nov 8 Frances Faye, American cabernet singer and actress (Pretty Baby), dies after a stroke ay 79
  • Nov 9 Guido Claus, Belgian actor (Sacrament), dies
  • Nov 10 Tutte Lemkow, dancer and director (Capt Paradise; I Am A Camera), dies at 73
  • Nov 10 Dick the Bruiser [William Fritz Afflis], American professional wrestler, dies at 62
  • Nov 12 Diane Brewster, American actress (Courage of Black Beauty), dies at 60
  • Nov 13 Cyril Poitier, actor (Uptown Saturday Night), dies of cancer at 80
  • Nov 16 Ralph Marrero, American actor (Dawn of the Dead; The Babe; Johnny Suede), dies in car accident at 33
  • Nov 17 Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, American actress, adult film performer and Jerry Van Dyke's daughter, commits suicide at 33
  • Nov 17 Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55
  • Nov 19 Reggie Nalder, Austrian actor (Mark of Devil), dies of bone cancer at 80
  • Nov 20 Gina Petrushka, actress (Exorcist, Sybil), dies at 82
  • Nov 23 Ken Uehara, actor (Honolulu-Tokyo), dies of heart failure at 82
  • Nov 23 Klaus Kinski [Naksynski], German-Polish actor (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65
  • Nov 24 Anton Furst, American production designer (Batman), dies at 47
  • Nov 25 Eleanor Audley, American voice actress (Cinderella - "Wicked Stepmother"), dies at 86
  • Nov 26 Dehl Berti, Chiricahua Apache actor (Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Guns of Paradise), dies of heart attack at 70
  • Nov 29 Ralph Bellamy, American actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday, Trading Places), dies at 87
  • Dec 1 Byron Webster, British-American actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58
  • Dec 3 Casey Walters, American actor (True Story of Lynn Stuart), after a stroke at 75
  • Dec 4 Alex Graham, Scottish cartoonist who created the comic strip "Fred Basset", dies at 78
  • Dec 5 Robert Karvelas, American actor (Get Smart), dies at 70
  • Dec 6 Ann Sorg Coston, actress (Anna-Aldrich Family), dies at 62
  • Dec 7 Michael Taylor, Male Model (b. 1913)
  • Dec 11 Simon Scott, American actor, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71
  • Dec 11 Robert Q. Lewis, American TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show), dies at 71
  • Dec 12 Eleanor Boardman, actor (Crowd), dies in at 93
  • Dec 14 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), dies of emphysema at 77
  • Dec 14 Robert Eddison, British actor (Uncle Silas), dies at 83