On This Day

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1994

Cesar Romero

Jan 1 Cesar Romero, American actor (Batman, Ocean's 11), dies at 86

  • Jan 3 Heather Sears, British actress (b. 1935)
  • Jan 4 R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), dies at 54
  • Jan 5 William Raynor, American screenwriter (Gomer Pyle; Get Smart; McDuff, The Talking Dog; Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 73
  • Jan 7 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (Cafe Express, Octopus), dies of heart failure at 52
  • Jan 7 Llewellyn Rees, British theatre actor (A Fish Called Wanda, Invisible Creature), dies at 92
  • Jan 8 Edward Duke, actor (Decadence, Silver Bears), dies of cancer at 40
  • Jan 8 Pat Buttram, actor (Haney-Green Acres), dies of kidney failure at 78
  • Jan 10 Michael Aldridge, British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Murder in Cathedral), dies at 73
  • Jan 14 Esther Ralston, American actress (Tin Pan Alley, San Francisco Docks), dies at 91
  • Jan 16 Martin Kosleck, German actor (Pursuit to Algiers, Agent for H.A.R.M.), dies at 89
  • Jan 22 Jean-Louis Barrault, French stage actor, director and producer (Les Enfants du Paradis), dies at 83
  • Jan 22 (Aristotelis) "Telly" Savalas, American actor (Kojak; On Her Majesty's Secret Service), and singer ("If"), dies of prostate cancer at 72
  • Jan 23 Sherry Mathis, American actress (Search for Tomorrow), dies of cancer at 44
  • Jan 23 Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Jan 27 Claude Akins, American character actor (B. J. and the Bear; The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo; Movin' On), dies of cancer at 67
  • Jan 27 Joe Mays, actor (Mr Saturday Night), dies of AIDS at 44
  • Jan 28 Hal Smith, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show-Otis Campbell), dies at 77
  • Jan 29 Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67
  • Jan 29 Nick Cravat [Nicholas Cuccia], American actor (Twilight Zone - "Gremlin" in "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" episode), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Feb 1 Olan Soule, American actor (My 3 Sons, Captain Midnight, Arnie), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Feb 2 Stephen Barclay, actor (Pride of the Plains), dies at 75
  • Feb 4 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist and director (KNMI), dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Joseph Cotten, American actor (Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Airport 77, Hearse), dies from pneumonia at 88
  • Feb 6 Gwendoline "Gwen" Watford, British actress (Present Laughter, Cleopatra, Taste the Blood of Dracula), dies from cancer at 66
  • Feb 8 Ken Hall, Australian director and producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
  • Feb 11 William Conrad [John Cann], American actor (The Killers, Bullwinkle Show, Cannon), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Feb 11 Sorrell Booke, American actor (Boss Hogg in Dukes of Hazard), dies of colorectal cancer at 64
  • Feb 15 Tiger Haynes, American actor (Moscow on the Hudson, Cosby Show), dies at 79
  • Feb 15 Maria Britneva, Russian actress (A Room with a View, Maurice), dies of heart failure 72
  • Feb 19 Derek Jarman, actor and director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
  • Feb 19 Fausto Bara, Mexican-American actor (The Renegades - "Gaucho"), dies of AIDS at 42

Dinah Shore

Feb 24 Dinah Shore, American singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), actress and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show; Nabisco DS Championship), dies of ovarian cancer at 76

  • Feb 25 Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki, dies at 80
  • Feb 26 Bill Hicks, American stand-up comedian and social critic, dies of pancreatic cancer at 32
  • Mar 1 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), dies at 57
  • Mar 2 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker, dies at 70
  • Mar 3 Anita Morris, actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50
  • Mar 3 Ezra Stone [Chaim Feinstone], American director, actor and producer (My Living Doll, Henry Aldrich), dies in a road accident at 76

John Candy

Mar 4 John Candy, American actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack at 43

  • Mar 6 Leighton Noble [Faye Leighton Jepson], American big band singer, bandleader, and TV host, dies at 81
  • Mar 6 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress, activist and politician, dies of lung cancer at 73
  • Mar 9 Fernando Rey [Arambillet], Spanish actor (The French Connection, Matter of Time), dies of bladder cancer at 76
  • Mar 9 John Harrison, South African correspondent (BBC), dies at 48
  • Mar 9 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • Mar 9 Charles Bukowski, German-born American columnist (Notes of a Dirty Old Man) and writer (Hollywood: A Novel) who was described as a "laureate of American lowlife", dies of leukemia at 73
  • Mar 15 Mae Zetterling, Swedish actress (Night Games), dies at 68
  • Mar 17 Harold Myers, British film journalist (Variety), dies at 81
  • Mar 17 Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), dies of cancer at 68
  • Mar 20 Lewis Grizzard, American humorist (b. 1946)
  • Mar 20 Don Goddard, American news anchor (ABC Evening News, 1958-59), dies at 89
  • Mar 21 Dack Rambo, American actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies from AIDs at 52
  • Mar 21 Lili Damita [Liliane Carré], French actress and wife of Errol Flynn (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • Mar 21 Macdonald Carey, American actor (Days of Our Lives, Lock Up), dies of cancer at 81
  • Mar 23 Giulietta Masina, Italian actress, (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) and wife of director Federico Fellini, dies at 73
  • Mar 23 Jim Moloney, American actor and writer, dies of Parkinson's disease at 64
  • Mar 29 Bill Travers [William Inge Lindon-Travers], British actor, director, officer and animal rights activist (Born Free, Gorgo), dies at 72
  • Mar 29 Paul Grimault, French animator (Le Roi et l'oiseau), dies at 89
  • Apr 2 Richard Davies, actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of heart attack at 79
  • Apr 3 Elizabeth "Betty" Furness, American actress, journalist and consumer activist (Dangerous Corner, Studio 1), dies of stomach cancer at 78
  • Apr 3 Frank G. Wells, American company director (Walt Disney Co.), dies in a helicopter crash at 62
  • Apr 3 Pat Harper, American NYC news anchor (WPIX, WNBC), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Apr 4 (Virginia) "Ginny" Simms, American singer (Kay Kyser Band), actress (Night and Day), and radio star, dies of a heart attack at 80 [1]
  • Apr 8 François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
  • Apr 9 Marcel Ichac, French director (Karakoram) and alpinist, dies at 87
  • Apr 13 Nikolai Kryuchkov, Soviet Russian film actor (Telegram; Ballad of a Soldier; Town People), dies at 83
  • Apr 13 Rudolf Hrusinský, Czech actor & director (Short Cut, Golden Eels), dies at 73
  • Apr 16 John McLiam [Williams], Canadian actor (First Blood, Sleeper, Men From Shiloh), dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
  • Apr 16 Ron Vawter, American actor (Roy Cohn; The Silence of the Lambs), dies at 45
  • Apr 17 Peter Hacker, American journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69
  • Apr 19 Michael Carreras, film Director, dies at 67
  • Apr 19 Michel van Rooy, Dutch actor (Doctor Vlimmen, The Attack), dies at 43
  • Apr 20 Jean Carmet, French actor (Cache Cash, Miss Mona, Night Magic), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Apr 25 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Apr 27 Lynne Frederick, English actress (Trail of Pink Panther), dies at 39
  • Apr 29 William "Bill" Quinn, American actor (Star Trek, The Birds, Rifleman, All in the Family), dies of natural causes at 81
  • May 6 Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
  • May 6 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster, dies at 72
  • May 8 George Peppard, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), dies at 65
  • May 8 Rupert Haselden, journalist and screenwriter, dies at 36
  • May 8 Steven Keats, American actor (Death Wish), dies of apparent suicide at 48
  • May 11 Timothy Carey, American actor (Paths of Glory, The Killing), dies of stroke at 65
  • May 12 Helen Lee Mai, Hong Kong actress, dies at 63
  • May 13 Ruth Gillette, American actress (Wild Gold), dies of cancer at 88
  • May 14 Leonard Teale, Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies
  • May 15 Gilbert Roland [Luis Alonso], Mexican actor (Juarez, Barbarosa), dies from cancer at 88
  • May 15 Royal Dano, American actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • May 16 Alain Cuny, French actor (La Dolce Vita, Detective, Weite Land, Emmanuelle), dies at 85
  • May 16 Phani Majumdar, film director, dies at 82
  • May 16 Vasek Simek, Czech/American actor (Green Card, Mistress), dies at 66
  • May 17 Andrew Brown, film Producer, dies at 55
  • May 19 Henry Morgan, American comedian and TV panelist (I've Got a Secret; Arena), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • May 23 Ray Candy, American professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 42
  • May 24 Sándor Lakatos, Hungarian violinist, bandleader, and actor (mostly as a gypsy violinist), dies at 69
  • May 29 Jose Bohr, actor (El Traidor, Sueno de Amor), dies at 92
  • May 31 Sidney Gilliat, English screenwriter (Night Train to Munich) and director, dies at 86
  • May 31 [Emmanuel] "Mannie" Klein, American swing jazz and session trumpeter (Frank Trumbauer; NBC Orchestra), dies at 86
  • Jun 1 Frances Heflin, American actress (All My Children, The Skin of Our Teeth), dies of lung cancer at 73
  • Jun 4 Stephen McNally, American attorney and actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), dies at 82
  • Jun 4 Massimo Troisi, Italian actor and director (Ricomincio da tre), dies at 41
  • Jun 4 Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter), dies at 33
  • Jun 6 Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), dies at 81
  • Jun 6 Johnny Downs, American stage and screen actor, dancer, singer, and TV host, (Our Gang; Swing, Sister, Swing!), dies of cancer at 80
  • Jun 6 Mark McManus, actor (Ned Kelly), dies of pneumonia at 59
  • Jun 6 Peter Graves, British actor (Paradise Lagoon, Admirable Crichton), dies at 82
  • Jun 6 Johnny Downs, American actor (The Mad Monster, Coronado, Manhattan Showcase), dies from cancer at 80
  • Jun 8 William Marshall, American singer, bandleader and actor (State Fair, Pennsylvanians), dies at 76
  • Jun 11 Herbert Anderson, American character actor (Dennis The Menace, Battleground), dies of a stroke at 77
  • Jun 11 Jack Hannah, animator, dies at 90
  • Jun 12 Christopher Collins, American actor (True Identity), voice actor (Cobra Commander-G.I. Joe) and comedian, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 44
  • Jun 14 Michel Vitold, Russian/French actor (Madame et le Mort), dies at 78
  • Jun 15 Nadia Gray [Nadia Kujnir-Herescu], Romanian actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide), dies at 70
  • Jun 16 Eileen Way, British actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin), dies at 82
  • Jun 17 Joeri Nagibin, Russian screenwriter (Babje Karstvo), dies at 74
  • Jun 22 Jack Davies, screenwriter, dies at 80
  • Jun 26 Roelof Kiers, VPRO-programmer/director (Macchiavelli), dies at 56
  • Jun 28 Fredericka Carolyn Washington, actress (Black & Tan), dies at 90
  • Jul 4 Liesbeth Struppert, Dutch actress (Pipo the Clown, Anne Frank), dies at 55
  • Jul 4 Joey Marella, American professional wrestling referee (b. 1964)
  • Jul 6 Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Jul 6 Geoffrey McQueen, TV writer, dies at 46
  • Jul 7 Anita Garvin, American actress (Sailors Beware), dies at 80
  • Jul 8 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox], American actor (Darren in "Bewitched"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Jul 8 Christian-Jaque [Christian Maudet], French film director (Fearless Little Soldier, Race for Life, The Pearls of the Crown), dies at 89
  • Jul 11 Bart Scheepens, actor/director, dies of AIDS at 50
  • Jul 11 Savannah [Shannon Michelle Wilsey], American pornographic film actress, dies after a suicide attempt at 23
  • Jul 12 Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
  • Jul 21 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
  • Jul 23 Hans J. Salter, Austrian-American film composer (The Wolf Man; Christmas Holiday; This Love Of Ours), dies at 98
  • Jul 26 Owen "Terry" Scott, British actor and comedian (Terry and June, Carry On Films), dies of cancer at 67
  • Jul 28 Ralph Herman, American Emmy Award-winning composer (From the Scriptures; Circus Time), orchestra leader, and music director (ABC-TV, 1952-71), dies after a stroke at 80
  • Aug 2 Bert Freed, American character actor (Shane, Invaders From Mars), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • Aug 3 Innokenti Smoktunovski, Russian actor (Hamlet), dies at 69
  • Aug 5 Amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39
  • Aug 7 Robert Hutton [Winne], American actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), dies at 74
  • Aug 7 Larry Martyn, comedy actor (b. 1934)
  • Aug 11 Dorothy Grenfell Williams, radio producer and broadcaster, dies at 60
  • Aug 11 Mark "Red" Mitchell, American actor (JFK; 8 Seconds; Want to Live), dies when his car is struck by a train at 33

Peter Cushing

Aug 11 Peter Cushing, actor (Star Wars, Dr Who), dies of cancer at 81

  • Aug 14 Joan Harrison, English screenwriter and producer who often worked with Alfred Hitchcock (Rebecca, They Won't Believe Me), dies at 83
  • Aug 16 John Doucette, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Lock Up, Big Town), dies of cancer at 73
  • Aug 20 Aleksander Petrovic, film Director, dies at 65
  • Aug 21 Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL), dies of breast cancer at 35
  • Aug 26 Tariq Yunus, Indian actor (Bollywood; Ashanti; Deceivers), dies at 54
  • Aug 29 Phillip Gilmore, American actor (Malcolm X), dies at 38
  • Aug 30 Lindsay Anderson, British director (If ...), dies at 71
  • Aug 30 Michael Gribble, film animator (Mike & Spike Festival), dies at 42
  • Sep 1 Boris Malenko, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • Sep 2 Roy Castle, English dancer, actor and tv presenter (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Sep 3 James T. Aubrey, American television executive (President of the CBS television network 1959-65), dies of heart attack at 75
  • Sep 6 James Clavell, author/director (King Rat, Shogun), dies at 69
  • Sep 7 Dennis Morgan [Stanley], American actor (21 Beacon Street), dies at 85
  • Sep 7 Godfrey Quigley, Irish actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita, Rooney), dies at 71
  • Sep 7 Terence Young, British film director (Dr No, Thunderball), dies of at 79
  • Sep 9 Patrick O'Neal, American actor (Under Siege, The Stepford Wives, King Rat, Night of the Iguana), dies at 66
  • Sep 10 Charles Drake [Ruppert], American actor (Harvey, Air Force, Glenn Miller Story), dies of heart attack at 92
  • Sep 11 William Obanheim, actor (Officer Obie-Alice's Restaurant), dies at 69
  • Sep 12 Tom Ewell [Sam Yewell Tompkins], American actor (Tom Ewell Show, The Seven Year Itch), dies at 85
  • Sep 15 Mark Stevens, American actor (Big Town, Martin Kane, Private Eye), dies of cancer at 77
  • Sep 16 Dolly Hare, German/British actress (Broken Blossom), dies at 84
  • Sep 16 Jack Dodson, American actor (Howard Sprage- "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 63
  • Sep 17 Iris Adrian, American actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), dies at 82
  • Sep 23 Madeleine Renaud, French actress and theater director (Plaisir), dies at 94
  • Sep 25 Kitty Masters, actress, dies at 92
  • Sep 27 Gerald Bledsoe, American broadcaster (Soul Alive, WWRL), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • Sep 27 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, dies at 69
  • Sep 28 Harry Saltzman, Canadian theater and film producer (Goldfinger), dies at 78
  • Sep 30 Lina Basquette, actress (Night for Crime, Hard Hombre), dies at 87
  • Oct 1 Brad O'Hare, American actor, dies of complications of HIV/AIDS at 43
  • Oct 1 Marjorie Weaver, American actress (Michael Shayne: Private Detective, Young Mr Lincoln), dies from a stroke at 81
  • Oct 2 Harriet (Hilliard) Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder], American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; Follow the Fleet), dies of heart failure at 85 [1]
  • Oct 3 Dennis Wolfberg, comedian (Quantum Leap), dies from cancer at 48
  • Oct 3 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), dies from a heart attack at 87
  • Oct 3 V, comedian and actor, dies at 48
  • Oct 3 Virginia Dale, American actress/dancer (Holiday Inn), dies at about 77
  • Oct 3 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), dies at 92
  • Oct 4 Heinz Rohmann, German actor/dir (Brave Soldier Schwejk), dies at 92
  • Oct 7 Paul Swift, American actor (Egg Man in Pink Flamingo), dies of AIDS at 60
  • Oct 8 Diana Churchill, English actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster), dies at 81
  • Oct 9 James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75
  • Oct 11 Maja Bulgakova, Ukrainian actress (Krylja), dies in auto-accident at 62
  • Oct 17 Barbara Grigor, Scottish filmmaker and art entrepreneur, dies at 50
  • Oct 19 Martha Raye [Margaret Reed], American actress (Waikiki Wedding, Martha Raye Show), dies after illness at 78
  • Oct 20 Sergei Bondarchuk, Soviet director and actor (Destiny of a Man, War and Peace), dies of a heart attack at 74

Burt Lancaster

Oct 20 Burton "Burt" Lancaster, American actor (Spartacus, Apartment, From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry), dies of heart attack at 80

  • Oct 20 Eberhard Feik, German actor (Tatort), dies at 50
  • Oct 23 Robert Lansing, American actor (12 O'Clock High, Equalizer, A Man for All Seasons, Chariots of Fire), dies of cancer at 66
  • Oct 23 William Leonard, head (CBS News), dies of a stroke at 78
  • Oct 24 Raul Julia, Puerto Rican actor (Addams Family), dies of stroke at 54
  • Oct 25 Mildred Natwick, American stage and screen actress (Barefoot in the Park; She Wore a Yellow Ribbon; The House Without a Christmas Tree), dies at 89
  • Oct 25 Lillian Hayman, American actress (Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 72
  • Oct 26 Rudi van Vlaenderen, Flemish actor/dir/poet (Thyestes), dies at 64
  • Oct 26 Tutta Rolf, actress (Whalers), dies at 87
  • Oct 30 Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster, dies at 40
  • Oct 31 Jole Silvani [Niobe Quaiatti], Italian actress (La citta' Delle), dies
  • Nov 1 Noah Beery Jr, American actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot, Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), dies of a cerebral thrombosis, at 81
  • Nov 1 Jan Wegter, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943), dies at 64
  • Nov 3 Dennis C Ott, American actor (Star Trek 3/4), dies of AIDs
  • Nov 7 Carleton Young, American actor (Reefer Madness, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), dies at 89