Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1993

  • Jan 1 June Clayworth, American actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma at 87
  • Jan 1 Phyllis Hill, American stage and film dancer and actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Jan 4 Joe Keenan, actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 5 George L George, Russian/American journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • Jan 5 Jennifer Raine Bissell, British actress (Thriller, Rush: Inspired by Battlefield), dies from a heart ailment 60
  • Jan 5 Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • Jan 7 Richard Branda, American actor (You Are There, Two-Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
  • Jan 15 Ken Cory, American actor (The Candidate; Without A Trace), dies of AIDS at 51
  • Jan 16 Florence Desmond [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Glenn Corbett, American actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
  • Jan 18 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright and director (Machine Child), dies
  • Jan 19 William LeMassena, American stage and screen actor (All That Jazz; As The World Turns, 1985-92), dies of lung cancer at 76

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn (1929-1993)

Jan 20 British actress (Roman Holiday; Breakfast at Tiffany's; My Fair Lady), dies of colon cancer at 63

  • Jan 20 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), dies at 80

André the GiantAndré the Giant (1946-1993)

Jan 27 French pro wrestler (WWF World Heavyweight C'ship 1988; WWF World Tag Team C'ship [with Haku] 1989), dies of congestive heart failure at 49

  • Jan 28 Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
  • Jan 28 John Steadman, American actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of a lung ailment at 83
  • Feb 6 Frances Hunt, American actress (You're a Sweetheart), dies of stroke at 77
  • Feb 8 Douglas Heyes, American director and writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
  • Feb 9 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service), dies at 54
  • Feb 9 Kate Wilkinson, actress (Clara-Another World), dies of cancer at 76
  • Feb 11 Joy Garrett, American actress (Jo Johnson-Days of Our Lives), dies of liver failure at 47
  • Feb 16 Donald Phelps, American actor (Ghost Ship), dies of AIDS at 61
  • Feb 16 Richard Salant, news president (CBS-60 Minutes), dies at 78
  • Feb 17 George E. Wilburn, film editor, dies of emphysema at 77
  • Feb 18 Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  • Feb 18 Leslie Norman, English director and producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82
  • Feb 18 Michael David Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
  • Feb 19 Michael Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
  • Feb 21 Harvey Kurtzman, American cartoonist and founding editor of Mad magazine, dies at 68
  • Feb 23 Edwin Louis Battle, actor (Almost Blue, Chase), dies of stroke at 33
  • Feb 25 Eddie Constantine, American singer and actor (Alphaville, License to Kill, Lucky Jo, It Lives Again), dies from a heart attack at 79
  • Feb 25 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (Shake, Rattle and Roll, Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa), dies at 80
  • Feb 26 Constance Ford, American model and actress (Burden Hunt, Another World), dies from cancer at 69
  • Feb 27 Jose Duval, actor (Juan Valdez), dies at 72
  • Feb 27 Lillian Gish, American silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 99
  • Feb 28 Ishirō Honda, Japanese film director and producer (Godzilla), dies at 81
  • Feb 28 Joyce Carey, British actress (Brief Encounter, The Cedar Tree), dies at 94
  • Feb 28 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street; Dames), dies of cancer at 82
  • Mar 1 Terry Frost, American actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86
  • Mar 2 Paul D Zimmerman, American screenwriter (King of Comedy), dies at 54
  • Mar 3 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • Mar 6 Douglas Marland, American soap opera writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58
  • Mar 7 Earl Wrightson, American actor and singer (Pinafore, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 8 Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Wells Root, American screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92
  • Mar 9 Ad van Gessel, Dutch actor (Everything For Our Soldiers), dies
  • Mar 11 Dino Bravo, wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
  • Mar 12 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), dies at 83
  • Mar 15 Dennis Gregory, actor (Village of the Damn), dies of pneumonia at 40
  • Mar 16 Chishu Ryu, Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86
  • Mar 16 Don Randolph, actor (Harem Girl), dies of pneumonia at 87

Helen HayesHelen Hayes (1900-1993)

Mar 17 American actress (Caesar & Cleopatra, Happy Birthday), and 1st female EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner), dies of congestive heart failure at 92

  • Mar 17 Skip Young, American actor (Smokey & Hotwire Gang, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 62
  • Mar 24 Taylor Reed, actor (Easy Money), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Mar 27 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 31 Brandon Lee, American actor (The Crow) and son of Bruce Lee, dies in an on-set firearms accident at 28
  • Mar 31 Chichay [Amparo Robles Custodio], Filipino comedienne and actress (Bilangguang puso, Ngitngit ng pitong whistle bomb), dies at 75
  • Apr 1 Wayne Mack, American sportscaster (New Orleans Saints, Tulane University) and actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68
  • Apr 2 Eugenie Leontovitch, Russian actress (Homicidal, The Rains of Ranchipur), dies at 93
  • Apr 3 Alexander Mnouchkine, French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83
  • Apr 3 Dieter Plage, German wildlife filmmaker, dies at 57
  • Apr 5 Divya Bharti, Indian actress in Hindi and Telugu movies (Shola Aur Shabnam; Deewana), dies at 19 of injuries and internal bleeding after falling from balcony of her 5th-floor apartment
  • Apr 6 Divya Bharati, "Baby Doll" Indian Bollywood actress (Diwana), dies at 19 by mysteriously falling from her husband's apartment
  • Apr 7 Max Croiset, Dutch actor (The Village on the River, Dog of Flanders, Little Ark), dies at 80
  • Apr 7 Richard Schmiechen, American film producer (The Times of Harvey Milk), dies of AIDS at 45
  • Apr 8 Arleen Whelan, American film actress (Kidnapped), dies of a stroke at 78
  • Apr 13 Barry Karas, American actor, dies of leukemia at 49
  • Apr 15 William Bakewell, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front; Gone with the Wind), dies of leukemia at 84
  • Apr 20 Cantinflas [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Around World in 80 Days, Pepe), dies from lung cancer at 81
  • Apr 25 Rosita Moreno, actress (Walls of Gold), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • Apr 29 Michael Gordon, actor and director (Pillow Talk), dies at 83
  • May 6 Ann Todd, English actress (The Paradine Case, Taste of Fear), dies of a stroke at 84
  • May 6 Minnie Gentry, actress (Def by Temptation), dies in NY at 77
  • May 7 Mary Philbin, American silent film actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
  • May 8 Kees Deenik, Dutch singer, bandleader, and broadcaster, dies at 78-ish
  • May 9 Mary Duncan Sanford, American actress, dies at 98
  • May 13 Joaquin Garcia [Vargas] "Borolas", Mexican comedian and actor (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
  • May 21 John Holland, American actor (My Fair Lady, Chinatown), dies at 65
  • May 23 James Millhollin, actor (Anston Foster-Grindl), dies at 77
  • May 25 Dan Seymour [Daniel Seymour Katz], American actor (To Have and Have Not, We the People, Sing It Again), dies following a stroke at 78
  • May 26 Marvin Young, producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90
  • May 27 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
  • May 27 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), dies at 82
  • May 30 Marge [Marjorie Henderson Buell], American cartoonist (created Little Lulu), dies of lymphoma at 88
  • May 31 John Granger, American actor (Advise & Consent), dies at 69
  • Jun 3 Bob Fitzsimmons, American NY radio DJ (WNEW AM/WABC AM/WHN AM), dies at 53
  • Jun 4 June Smaney, actress (Sainted Sister), dies of apparent suicide at 71
  • Jun 9 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence; Follies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • Jun 10 Alice Reinhart, American actress, dies at 83
  • Jun 10 Les Dawson, English Comedian (The Les Dawson Show), dies at 62
  • Jun 10 Richard Webb, American actor (Captain Midnight, Out of the Past), shoots himself at 77
  • Jun 11 Bernard Bresslaw, English comedian (Carry On team), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Jun 11 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguy, No Mercy, Body Rock), dies of AIDs at 40
  • Jun 16 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricket batsman and captain (43 Tests; 3,073 runs @ 46.56; 10 x 100s) and broadcaster (ABC 1956-81), dies at 79
  • Jun 21 Frank Moro, Cuban American actor, dies at 49
  • Jun 21 Jerry Strivelli, actor (Out for Justice, Lock Up), dies at 61
  • Jun 26 Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81
  • Jun 30 (George) "Spanky" McFarland, American actor (Our Gang; The Little Rascals), dies suddenly at age 64
  • Jul 2 Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • Jul 3 "Curly" Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Jul 4 Anne Shirley [Dawn Evelyeen Paris], British actress (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Murder My Sweet), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 4 Charles Crain, actor, dies in Hollywood at 83
  • Jul 9 Will Rogers Jr, American politician (D-Representative 1943-44) writer, political commentator, and actor (Down to Earth), commits suicide at 81
  • Jul 10 Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • Jul 12 Gusti Huber, Austrian American actress, (The Diary of Anne Frank), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jul 12 Lily van Lugt Melsert, Dutch actress (Tomorrow Will Be Better), dies at 91
  • Jul 14 Robert Strong, American actor, dies at 87
  • Jul 15 David Brian, American actor (Accused of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco), dies at 78
  • Jul 18 Davis Roberts [Robert Davis], American character actor (Westworld; Star Trek; The Killers), dies of emphysema at 76
  • Jul 18 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (Three Coins in a Fountain), dies at 93
  • Jul 18 John Beck, American film producer (Harvey; The Singing Nun), dies at 83
  • Jul 21 Piet Wielinga, TV producer (Dutch Glory), dies at 56
  • Jul 21 Robert J Glass, film producer (ET), is killed at 53
  • Jul 24 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (b. 1957)
  • Jul 25 Nan Grey [Eschal Miller], American actress (Three Smart Girls, Dracula's Daughters), dies of heart failure on her 75th birthday
  • Jul 26 Daniel Fuchs, American screenwriter (Hard Way), dies at 84
  • Jul 28 Herbert Joeks [Herman Hugten], Dutch actor (Snip & Snap, Pipo de clown), dies at 77
  • Jul 30 Jay Scott [Jeffrey Scott Beaven], American-Canadian movie critic, dies at 43
  • Aug 3 James Donald, Scottish actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings, In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), dies of stomach cancer at 76
  • Aug 4 Bernard Barrow, American actor (Ryan's Hope, Louie Slavinsky-Loving), dies at 65
  • Aug 8 Harry Bellaver, American actor (Another World; Naked City), dies at 88
  • Aug 8 Roy London, American actor and director (Tiger Warsaw), dies of lymphoma at 50
  • Aug 10 Ken England, American screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82
  • Aug 12 Jerome Thor, American actor (Riot in Juvenile Prison), dies of cardiac at 69
  • Aug 16 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), dies of cancer at 80
  • Aug 16 Tom Fuccella, actor (Paul-One Life to Live), dies of AIDs at 56
  • Aug 19 Jean King, American actress (Night Has a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76
  • Aug 19 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor and director (Manusher Adhikar), dies at 64
  • Aug 20 Sydney Arnold, British comic actor (The Meaning of Life, Top Secret!, Miss Jones & Son), dies at 93
  • Aug 22 Don Getz, American filmmaker (Playpoint), dies at 50
  • Aug 23 Charles Scorsese, actor (Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Wise Guys), dies at 80
  • Aug 23 Edwina Lewis, actress (Boy Who Cried Bitch), dies of heart attack 42
  • Aug 27 Bob Verstraete, Dutch actor/screenwriter/director (Alicia), dies at 71
  • Aug 28 René Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Dorian Corey, American actor (Paris is Burning), dies of AIDs at 56
  • Aug 30 Richard Jordan, American actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), dies at 55
  • Sep 2 Eric Berry, English/American actor (Pippin, 49th Parallel), dies at 80
  • Sep 3 Leon Liebgold, Polish American actor/chairman (Hebrew Actors Union), dies at 83
  • Sep 4 Clyde Adler, American writer and voice actor (Soupy Sales Show - "White Fang"; "Black Tooth"), dies at 67
  • Sep 4 Hervé Villechaize, French-American actor (Fantasy Island - Ze plane! Ze plane!), shoots self to death at 50
  • Sep 5 Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (Spy Who Loved Me), dies at 78
  • Sep 5 Willem Wagter, actor (Ghetto, Medic Center West), dies at 60
  • Sep 9 David Tendlar, animator (Betty Boop), dies
  • Sep 9 Helen O'Connell, American big-band singer (Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - "Green Eyes"; "Anapola"), and TV host (Today Show, 1956-58), dies of cancer at 74
  • Sep 10 Janice Carroll, American actress (End, April Fools), dies of cancer at 61
  • Sep 10 Rita Karin, Polish-Latvia/American actress (Sophie's Choice), dies at 73
  • Sep 12 Charles Lamont, actor and director (Abbott & Costello movies), dies at 95
  • Sep 12 Harold Innocent, English actor (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), dies at 60
  • Sep 12 Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla), dies of liver cancer at 76
  • Sep 19 Richard Landau, American screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies at 79
  • Sep 20 Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64
  • Sep 21 Fernand Ledoux, Belgian-French actor (L'Homme de Londres), dies at 96
  • Sep 21 Kamaran Abdalla, Iraqi-English-Dutch actor (Best Thing in Life), dies at 34
  • Sep 23 William Cort, actor/producer (Ghost, Dear Heart), dies of cancer at 53
  • Sep 24 Zita Johann, Hungarian/American actress (Mummy), dies at 89
  • Sep 29 Gordon Douglas, American actor and director (Tony Rome), dies of cancer at 85
  • Sep 30 Tony Brafa, American actor (The Naked Gun - "Enrico Pallazzo"), dies at 72
  • Oct 1 Janine Darcey, French actress (Priez pour nous), dies at 75
  • Oct 1 Joseph Warren, actor (Gift of Love, Urban Warriors), dies at 77
  • Oct 1 Reizl Bozyk, Polish/American actress (Crossing Delancey), dies at 79
  • Oct 2 William Berger, Austrian American actor (Face to Face, Adventure of Hercules), dies of prostate cancer at 65
  • Oct 5 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
  • Oct 7 Cyril Cusack, South African actor (Day of the Jackal, Fahrenheit 451), dies of neuron disease at 82
  • Oct 7 Kenneth Nelson, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), dies at 63
  • Oct 12 Leon Ames, American actor (Mister Ed, Father of the Bride), dies from a stroke at 91
  • Oct 13 Gwen Wells, American actress (Nashville), dies of cancer at 42
  • Oct 14 Walter Brown Newman, American screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77
  • Oct 18 Lois Kibbee, American actress (Edge of Night), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Oct 20 Maurice Dolbier, American actor and author (Nowhere Near Everest; The Bus That Nobody Loved), dies at 81
  • Oct 24 Tonino Nardi, Italian cinematographer (Porte Manifest), dies at 54
  • Oct 25 Vincent Price, American actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), dies of lung cancer at 82

Federico FelliniFederico Fellini (1920-1993)

Oct 31 Italian film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix (1970-1993)

Oct 31 American actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me), dies of a drug overdose at 23

  • Nov 3 John Lupton, American actor (Tom-Broken Arrow), dies at 65
  • Nov 3 William Lanteau, actor (On Golden Pond), dies at 70
  • Nov 7 Charles Aidman, actor (Kotch, Zoot Suit), dies of cancer at 68
  • Nov 10 Wensley Pithey, South-African actor (Oliver!, The Saint, Little Women), dies at 79
  • Nov 13 Rufus "Freight Train" Jones [Carey Lloyd], American professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Nov 15 Evelyn Venable, American model and actress (Death Takes a Holiday, Columbia Pictures logo), dies of cancer at 80
  • Nov 18 Fritz Feld, German actor (Jack Benny Show, At the Circus, Errand Boy, Promises Promises), dies at 93
  • Nov 19 Dorothy Revier, American actress (Sally on the Subway), dies at 89

Bill BixbyBill Bixby (1934-1993)

Nov 21 American actor, director and producer (Incredible Hulk; The Courtship of Eddie's Father; My Favorite Martian), dies from cancer at 59

  • Nov 21 Christopher Frank, director/actor (Annee Des Meduses), dies at 50
  • Nov 25 Claudia McNeil, actress (Raisin in the Sun), dies of diabetes at 77
  • Nov 27 Jerry Hunt, American experimental composer and video artist, commits suicide at 49
  • Nov 28 Garry Moore, TV host (I've Got A Secret), dies of emphysema at 78
  • Nov 28 Kenneth Connor, English comedian and actor, best known for his "Carry On" films, dies of cancer at 75
  • Dec 2 Cal Tinney, American comedian and actor (The Missouri Traveler, Stop Me If You Heard This One), dies at 85
  • Dec 3 Thomas Mogotlane, South African actor (Mapantsula), dies at 40

Frank ZappaFrank Zappa (1940-1993)

Dec 4 American rock guitarist, composer, (Mothers of Invention - "Peaches en Regalia"; "Baby Snakes"), activist, and filmmaker (200 Motels), dies from prostate cancer at 52

  • Dec 6 Dominic "Don" Ameche, American actor (Cocoon, Trading Places), dies of prostate cancer at 85
  • Dec 6 Rita Macedo, actress (Divinas Palabras), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Dec 8 Andre Cerf, French actor and filmmaker (Nana), dies at 93
  • Dec 10 Maroun Bagdadi, Lebanese film director (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies in an accident at 43
  • Dec 11 Eliva "Elvire" Popesco, Romanian-French actress (Le roi), dies at 99
  • Dec 12 Jeremiah Sullivan, actor (Soldier, Double-Stop), dies of AIDS at 58

Myrna LoyMyrna Loy (1905-1993)

Dec 14 American actress (The Great Ziegfeld, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), dies at 88

  • Dec 16 Moses Gunn, American actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft) who co-founded the Negro Ensemble Company (The Blacks, The Poison Tree), dies of asthma at 64
  • Dec 17 Janet Margolin, American actress (Annie Hall), dies of ovarian cancer at 50