Deaths in Film & Television in 1993

  • Jan 1 June Clayworth, actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma
  • Jan 1 Phyllis Hill, 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/US 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, actor (2 Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
  • Jan 16 Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
  • Jan 18 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
  • Jan 19 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76

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Jan 20 Audrey Hepburn, British actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63

  • Jan 20 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80

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Jan 27 André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Jan 28 Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
  • Jan 28 John Steadman, actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of lung ailment 83
  • Feb 6 Frances Hunt, actress (You're a Sweetheart), dies of stroke at 77
  • Feb 8 Douglas Heyes, director/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 10 Joy Garrett, actress (Days of Our Live), dies of liver failure at 47
  • Feb 11 Joy Garrett, actress (Days of Our Lives), dies of liver failure
  • 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 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 18 Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  • Feb 19 Michael Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
  • Feb 23 Edwin Louis Battle, actor (Almost Blue, Chase), dies of stroke at 33
  • Feb 25 Eddie Constantine, actor (Alphaville, License to Kill), dies at 75
  • Feb 25 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (b. 1912)
  • Feb 26 Constance Ford, US actress (Another World, Burden Hunt), dies 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 Ishiro Honda, Japanese 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, actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86
  • Mar 2 Paul D Zimmerman, US screenwriter (King of Comedy), dies at 54
  • Mar 3 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • Mar 7 Earl Wrightson, singer/actor (Pinafore), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 8 Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Wells Root, US 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, screenwriter (Woman of the Year), 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

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Mar 17 Helen Hayes, American actress (Airport, Caesar & Cleopatra), dies of congestive heart failure at 92

Actress Helen Hayes
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Helen Hayes

  • Mar 17 Skip Young, actor (Smokey & Hotwire Gang), dies at 62
  • Mar 24 Taylor Reed, actor (Easy Money), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Mar 27 Kate Reid, British actress (Lil-Dallas), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 30 Jeremy Siegrist, actor (Adv of Darly & Samy), dies hiking at 20
  • 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, Filipino actress (b. 1918)
  • Apr 1 Wayne Mack, sportscaster/actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68
  • Apr 2 EEugenie Leontovitch, Russian actor (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 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/dramatist/director (Zeekant), dies at 80
  • Apr 13 Henny Budie, Dutch director and producer (Sterrenslag), dies
  • Apr 20 Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Pepe), dies at 81
  • Apr 25 Rosita Moreno, actress (Walls of Gold), dies of 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, actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
  • May 13 Joaquin Garcia [Vargas] "Borolas", Mexican comedian and actor (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
  • May 21 John Holland, actor (They Saved Hitler's Brain), dies at 65
  • May 23 James Millhollin, actor (Anston Foster-Grindl), dies at 77
  • May 25 Dan Seymour, actor (Bombs over Burma, Intrigue, Watusi), dies 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 31 John Granger, actor (Advise & Consent), dies at 69
  • Jun 3 Bob Fitzsimmons, 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, dancer/actress (Follies), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jun 10 Alexis Smith, actress (Constant Nymph), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jun 10 Richard Webb, actor (Captain Midnight), shoots himself at 77
  • Jun 10 Les Dawson, English Comedian (b. 1934)
  • Jun 11 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguy, No Mercy, Body Rock), dies of AIDs at 40
  • 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, child actor (Our Gang), dies at age 65
  • Jul 2 Fred Gwynne, actor (Herman-Munsters), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • Jul 4 Anne Shirley, actress (Stella Dallas), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 4 Charles Crain, actor, dies in Hollywood at 83
  • Jul 9 Will Rogers Jr, American Politician (Rep-D), actor (Boy from Oklahoma), commits suicide at 81
  • Jul 10 Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • Jul 12 Lily van Lugt Melsert, actress (Tomorrow will be better), dies at 91
  • Jul 14 Robert Strong, American actor, dies at 87
  • Jul 15 David Brian, US actor (Damned Don't Cry, Fort Worth), dies at 78
  • Jul 18 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (3 Coins in a Fountain), dies at 93
  • 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, actress (Invisible Man Returns), dies on 75th birthday
  • Jul 26 Daniel Fuchs, American screenwriter (Hard Way), dies at 84
  • Jul 28 Herbert Joeks, [van Hugten], Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), dies at 77
  • Jul 30 Jay Scott, [Jeffrey Scott Beaven], US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43
  • Aug 3 James Donald, actor (In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), dies at 76
  • Aug 4 Bernard Barrow, actor (Louie-Loving, Johnny-Ryan's Hope), dies
  • Aug 8 Harry Bellaver, American actor (Another World, Naked City), dies at 88
  • Aug 8 Roy London, US actor and director (Tiger Warsaw), dies of lymphoma at 50
  • Aug 10 Ken England, US 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, actress (Night Hasa a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76
  • Aug 20 Sydney Arnold, British comic actor (The Meaning of Life, Top Secret!, Miss Jones & Son), dies at 93
  • Aug 22 Don Getz, US filmer (Playpoint)
  • 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, actor (Paris is Burning), dies of AIDs at 56
  • Aug 30 Richard Jordan, US actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), dies at 55
  • Sep 2 Eric Berry, English/US actor (Pippin, 49th Parallel), dies at 80
  • Sep 3 Leon Liebgold, Pol/US actor/chairman (Hebrew Actors Union), dies at 83
  • Sep 4 Herve Villechaize, actor (Fantasy Island), shoots self to death at 50
  • Sep 5 Willem Wagter, actor (Ghetto, Medic Center West), dies at 60
  • Sep 10 Janice Carroll, actress (End, April Fools), dies of cancer at 61
  • Sep 10 Rita Karin, Polish-Latvia/US actress (Sophie's Choice), dies at 73
  • Sep 12 Charles Lamont, actor and director (Abbott & Costello movies), dies at 95
  • Sep 12 Harold Innocent, actor (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), dies at 60
  • Sep 12 Raymond Burr, actor (Perry Mason), dies of liver cancer at 76
  • Sep 19 Richard Landau, US 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, Iraq/Engl/Neth 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/US actress (Mummy), dies at 89
  • Sep 30 Gordon Douglas, actor and director (Tony Rome), dies of cancer at 85
  • Sep 30 Tony Brafa, actor (Enrico Pallazzo-Naked Gun), dies at 72
  • Oct 1 Reizl Bozyk, Polish/US actress (Crossing Delancey), dies at 79
  • 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 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, US/English actor (Boys in the Band), 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, actress (Nashville), dies of cancer at 42
  • Oct 14 Walter Brown Newman, US 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, US actor/writer (Nowhere near Everest), dies at 81
  • Oct 25 Vincent Price, actor (Raven, Fly), dies of lung cancer at 82

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Oct 31 Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini

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Oct 31 River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23

  • 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, actor (Oh What a Lovely War), dies at 79
  • Nov 12 Anna Stein, actress (Wedding Night), dies of heart attack at 88
  • 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, actress (Sally on the Subway), dies at 89
  • Nov 21 Christopher Frank, director/actor (Annee Des Meduses), dies at 50

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Nov 22 Bill Bixby, US actor (My Favorite Martian), dies from cancer at 59

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby
  • Nov 25 Claudia McNeil, actress (Raisin in the Sun), dies of diabetes at 77
  • Nov 28 Garry Moore, TV host (I've Got A Secret), dies of emphysema at 78
  • Nov 28 Kenneth Connor, English comic/actor (Carry on Sergeant), dies at 75
  • Dec 3 Thomas Mogotlane, South African actor (Mapantsula), dies at 40
  • Dec 6 Don Ameche, actor (Cocoon), dies of prostate cancer at 85
  • Dec 6 Rita Macedo, actress (Divinas Palabras), dies of heart attack at 65
  • Dec 8 Andre Cerf, French actor/producer (Nana), dies at 93
  • Dec 10 Maroun Bagdadi, director/writer (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies at 42
  • 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

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Dec 14 Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
  • Dec 16 Moses Gunn, actor (Roots), dies of asthma at 64
  • Dec 17 Janet Margolin, US actress (Annie Hall), dies of ovarian cancer at 50
  • Dec 18 Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • Dec 20 Moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64
  • Dec 20 Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies from cancer at 74
  • Dec 22 Don DeFore, American actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies of cardiac arrest at 76
  • Dec 23 Gertrude "Trudi" Duby Blom, actress, shot to death at about 92
  • Dec 26 Jeff Morrow, actor (Robe, Harbor Lights, Blood Legacy), dies at 80
  • Dec 28 Howard Caine [Cohen], American actor (Hogan's Heroes), dies at 67
  • Dec 29 Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Soviet Armenian actor (b. 1930)
  • Dec 31 Arthur Dreifuss, director and producer (Murder in Amsterdam), dies at 85