Deaths in Film & Television in 1995

  • Jan 2 Nancy Kelly, American child actress and model (The Bad Seed, Double Exposure, Jesse James), dies at 73
  • Jan 3 Byron MacGregor, newscaster, dies at 56
  • Jan 4 Dorothy Granger, US actress (Hog Wild, Dentist), dies at about 80
  • Jan 4 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conducter (BBC Empire Orchestra), dies at 92
  • Jan 6 Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Pinter), dies at 81
  • Jan 7 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), dies at 71
  • Jan 9 Peter Cook, English comic/actor (Peter n' Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57
  • Jan 13 Maxwell Henley Harris, Austrian poet/publisher (Critics), dies at 73
  • Jan 22 Jerry Blackwell, American professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • Jan 23 Ken Hill, playwright/director, dies at 57
  • Jan 25 Peter Black, TV critic, dies at 82
  • Jan 25 William Sylvester, American actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Gemini Man), dies at 72
  • Jan 25 John Smith, American actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men), dies at 63
  • Jan 31 George Abbott, American producer (Damn Yankees), dies at 107
  • Feb 2 Fred Perry, English tennis player/broadcaster (Wimbledon, 1934-36), dies of broken ribs at 85
  • Feb 2 Donald Pleasence, British actor (You Only Live Twice, Escape from New York, Halloween), dies from heart failure at 75

  • Feb 5 Courtenay E Benson, broadcaster, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Doug Mcclure, US rodeo rider/actor (Trampas-Virginian), dies at 59
  • Feb 9 David Wayne, American stage and screen actor (Andromeda Strain, Adam's Rib), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Feb 14 Michael Vincent Gazzo, US actor/playwright (The Godfather Part II), dies at 71
  • Feb 14 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker, dies at 45
  • Feb 14 Michael V Gazzo, American playwright and actor (The Godfather Part II, Fear City), dies of complications from a stroke at 71
  • Feb 19 John Howard, American actor (The Philadelphia Story, My Three Sons), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Feb 22 Ed Flanders, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere), commits suicide at 60
  • Mar 5 Ed Flanders, actor (Dr Westphal-St Elsewhere), dies
  • Mar 5 Marguerite Kelsey, Engl painter/sculptor model (Haunting), dies at 86
  • Mar 12 Juanin Clay, American actress (b. 1949)
  • Mar 16 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 95
  • Mar 17 Donald Baverstock, television Producer, dies at 71
  • Mar 17 Rick Aviles, US comic/actor (Ghost), dies of AIDS
  • Mar 21 Robert Urquhart, Scottish actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed), dies at 72
  • Mar 23 Irving Shulman, American author and screenwriter, dies at 81
  • Mar 27 Rene Allio, film Director, dies at 70
  • Mar 28 Hugh Edward R O'Connor, actor (In the Heat of the Night), ODs at 32
  • Mar 28 Jack Regan, broadcaster, dies at 53
  • Apr 1 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer, dies at 50
  • Apr 1 Sampson DeBrier, actor (Inauguration of Pleasure Dome), dies at 86
  • Apr 3 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (Operation Mata Hari), dies at 66
  • Apr 4 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], British TV personality and disc Jockey, dies at 50 of an AIDS related illness
  • Apr 4 Priscilla Lane, American actress (Saboteur, Bodyguard), dies at 77
  • Apr 14 Burl Ives, American folk singer and actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies from complications of mouth cancer at 85

  • Apr 16 Arthur English, British comedian and actor (Malachi's Cove, Are You Being Served?), dies of complications from emphysema at 75
  • Apr 16 Cyril Enfield, film Director, dies at 80
  • Apr 16 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster, dies at 86

Person of interestGinger Rogers

Apr 25 Ginger Rogers, American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Apr 25 Joseph Heifitz, film director, dies at 89
  • Apr 26 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor and author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), dies of bone cancer at 88
  • Apr 28 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster, dies at 67
  • May 2 Michael Hordern, American actor (Watership Down, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), dies from kidney disease at 83
  • May 3 Michael Horden, actor (Fool, Green Man, Scoop), dies at 83
  • May 6 Nicholas Palmer, TV writer/producer, dies at 57
  • May 10 Harold Berens, comedian, dies at 92
  • May 11 William John Phillips, British actor (Nothing but a Man, Z-Cars), dies at 80
  • May 12 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), dies at 95
  • May 13 Cecil Marley, cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies
  • May 15 Edouard Dermit, actor (Testament of Orpheus), dies at 69
  • May 15 Eric Richard Porter, actor (Crucible, Hennessy), dies at 67
  • May 15 Eric Porter, British actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps), dies of colon cancer at 67
  • May 16 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
  • May 18 Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45
  • May 18 Elisha Cook Jr, American actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI), dies at 91

Person of interestElizabeth Montgomery

May 18 Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Bewitched), dies of cancer at 62

  • May 18 Robert Harris, British actor (Big Caper, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Laughing Anne), dies at 95
  • May 22 Robert Flemyng, British actor (The Deadly Affair, Funny Face), dies at 83
  • May 25 Dany Robin, French actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Jupiter, Julietta), dies at 68
  • May 26 Isadore "Friz" Freling, cartoon director (Sylvester), dies at 88
  • May 26 Severn Darden, American actor (Luv, President's Analyst, Saturday the 14th), dies at 65
  • May 26 Friz Freleng, American animator (Warner Bros cartoons), dies at 88
  • May 28 Daniela Rocca, Italian actress (Battle of Austerlitz), dies at 57
  • Jun 3 Dilys Powell, film Critic, dies at 93
  • Jun 3 Estelle Brody, actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything), dies at 94
  • Jun 7 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba), dies at 85
  • Jun 14 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, television producer, dies at 69
  • Jun 15 Charles Bennett, English screenwriter, dies at 95
  • Jun 18 Arthur John Howard, British actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage), dies at 85
  • Jun 19 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Kenneth Henry Lowry Lamb, broadcaster, dies at 71

Person of interestLana Turner

Jun 29 Lana Turner, American actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest, The Postman Always Rings Twice), dies of cancer at 74

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner
  • Jun 29 Roy Rowland, film director, dies at 84
  • Jun 30 Barney Simon, theatre director/writer, dies at 63
  • Jun 30 Gale Gordon [Charles Thomas Aldrich, Jr], American actor and comedian (Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), dies from lung cancer at 89
  • Jul 2 Krissy Taylor, American model (17 Mag), dies of respiratory problems at 17
  • Jul 4 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress, comedian, singer and socialite (Green Acres, Gigi), dies at 76
  • Jul 9 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Shout), dies at 47
  • Jul 12 Michael Clegg, naturalist/broadcaster, dies at 62
  • Jul 16 Patsy Ruth Miller, actress (Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), dies at 91
  • Jul 19 Dorothy McHugh, actress (I Fallen & I Can't Get Up), dies at 87
  • Jul 23 Jean Muir Fullarton, American actress and educator (Fugitive in the Sky, The Aldrich Family), dies at 85
  • Jul 24 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, filmmaker/teacher, dies at 94
  • Jul 24 Werner Grusch, film director, dies at 51
  • Jul 26 Eleanore Griffin, screenwriter, dies
  • Jul 26 Jaime de Mora y Arag√≥n, Spanish actor and publicist (Last Judgement), dies at 70
  • Jul 31 Genevieve Tobin Keighley, actress (Zaza, Great Gambini), dies at 83
  • Aug 1 Loudi Nijhoff, Dutch actress (Alicia, Van Geluk Gesproken), dies
  • Aug 3 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), dies at 77
  • Aug 8 David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
  • Aug 9 John Schofield, BBC journalist, shot to death in Croatia at 29
  • Aug 10 Donald Bisset, British children book writer, illustrator (Upside Down Stories) and actor (Battle of the Sexes), dies of natural causes at 84
  • Aug 11 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), dies of heart failure at 91
  • Aug 11 Wilbur Stark, tV/film producer, dies at 83
  • Aug 12 Frank Cvitanovich, filmmaker, dies at 68
  • Aug 16 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), dies at 89
  • Aug 17 David Warrilow, actor (Simon, Radio Days, Barton Fink), dies at 60
  • Aug 17 Howard Koch, screenwriter, dies at 92
  • Aug 18 James Maxwell, American actor and director (The Portrait of a Lady, The Shadow of the Tower, The Evil of Frankenstein), dies at 66
  • Aug 19 Danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70
  • Aug 21 Nanni Loy, film Director, dies at 69
  • Aug 23 Leslie Graves, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Aug 24 Gary Crosby, singer/actor (Operation Bikini, Mardi Gras), dies at 61
  • Aug 29 Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), dies at 65
  • Aug 30 Thomas Chalmers, British broadcaster, dies at 82

  • Aug 31 David Farrar, English actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), dies at 87
  • Sep 1 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Sep 4 John Megna, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird), dies at 42
  • Sep 6 Joanne Gail Abbott, exec (MTV), dies at 36
  • Sep 10 Charles Denner, French actor (The Bride Wore Black, The Man Who Loved Women), dies at 69
  • Sep 12 Jeremy Brett, [Peter Huggins], English actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 61
  • Sep 14 Eiji Okada, Japanese actor (Hiroshima mon amour, The Ugly American), dies of heart failure at 75
  • Sep 16 Pierre Olaf [Trivier], French actor (Camelot, Don't Drink the Water, Kraft Music Hall), dies at 67
  • Sep 17 Grady Sutton, American actor (Pruitts of South Hampton, The Bank Dick), dies at 89
  • Sep 21 Irven Spence, American animator, dies at 86
  • Sep 21 Peter Shankland, filmmaker/writer, dies at 94
  • Sep 25 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), dies at 102
  • Sep 28 Eddy Grove, American actor (Dragnet, The Silent Service, Medic), dies at 78
  • Sep 29 Susan Maureen Fleetwood, actress (Krays, Clash of Titans), dies at 51
  • Sep 30 George Kirby, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), dies at 71
  • Oct 1 Margaret Gorman Cahill, 1st Miss America (1921), dies at 90
  • Oct 5 Linda Gary, American voice actress (b. 1944)
  • Oct 12 Gary Bond, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days), dies at 55
  • Oct 12 David McLean [Eugene Joseph Huth], American actor known for appearing in Marlboro advertisements (Days of Our Lives, Tate), dies of lung cancer at 73
  • Oct 15 Phil Sidey, broadcaster, dies at 69
  • Oct 16 Richard Caldicot, British actor (Horse's Mouth, Strife, Mrs Thursday), dies at 87
  • Oct 20 Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), dies at 53
  • Oct 20 Jack Rose, screenwriter, dies at 83
  • Oct 22 Mary Wickes, actress (Sister Act), dies at 79
  • Oct 25 David Healy, American-born actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), dies following a heart operation at 66
  • Oct 25 Viveca Lindfors, Swedish actress (Way We Were, Life Goes On), dies from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at 74
  • Oct 27 Mike Dutfield, documentary producer, dies in motorcycle accident at 48
  • Oct 27 Susi Hush, English television producer, dies at 49
  • Oct 31 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Emma-Go Tell It on the Mountain), dies of cancer at 56
  • Nov 2 Gilbert "Gil" Lamb, American actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High), dies at 91
  • Nov 3 John Orchard, British actor (Capone, M*A*S*H), dies at 66
  • Nov 4 Jerome Berger, lawyer/Film producer, dies at 64
  • Nov 4 Paul Eddington, British actor (Devil Rides Out, Devil's Bride), dies at 68
  • Nov 4 Edward "Eddie" Egan, American actor (The French Connection, Joe Forrester), dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 5 Laura Weber, TV Host, dies at 70
  • Nov 6 Aneta Corsaut, American actress (b. 1933)
  • Nov 7 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), commits suicide at 90
  • Nov 7 Melvin "Slappy" White, American comedian and actor, dies of heart attack at 74
  • Nov 10 Margaret Annie Nan Macdonald, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Sir Robert Stephens, British actor (Uncle Kurt-Holocaust, Chaplin, QB VII, Cleopatra), dies from complications of surgery at 64
  • Nov 19 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), dies at 83
  • Nov 23 Louis Malle, film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63
  • Nov 24 Jeffrey Lynn [Ragnar Godfrey Lind], American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties), dies from natural causes at 86
  • Nov 30 William Roerick, American actor (The Wasp Woman, Guiding Light), dies in car crash at 83
  • Dec 2 Roxie Roker, actress (Helen Willis-Jeffersons), dies at 66
  • Dec 2 Roxie Roker, Bahamian-American actress (The Jeffersons- Helen Willis), dies of breast cancer at 66
  • Dec 3 Jimmy Jewel [James Jewel Marsh], British comedic actor (The Avengers, Thicker Than Water), dies at 82
  • Dec 5 Robert Parrish, film director editor/actor (Casino Royale), dies at 79
  • Dec 6 Kathleen Harrison, actress (Fast Lady, Big Money), dies at 103
  • Dec 8 John Gillett, British film critic and researcher, dies at 70
  • Dec 8 George J Lewis, Mexican-born actor (Don-Zorro), dies at 91
  • Dec 9 Toni Cade Bambara, filmmaker, dies at 56
  • Dec 9 Vivian Blaine, American actress (Guys & Dolls, Skirts Ahoy), dies of heart failure at 74
  • Dec 11 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), dies at 82
  • Dec 11 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), dies at 75
  • Dec 12 Andrew Olle, broadcaster, dies at 48
  • Dec 20 Madge Sinclair, actress (Star Trek IV, Conrack, Convoy), dies at 55
  • Dec 22 Butterfly McQueen, actress (Gone With the Wind, Flame of Barbary Coast), dies in a fire at 84
  • Dec 23 Patric Reginald Lawrence Knowles, actor (Chisum, Mutiny), dies at 84
  • Dec 23 Patric Knowles [Reginald Lawrence Knowles], British actor (Chisum, Arnold, Mutiny), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 84
  • Dec 25 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), dies at 78
  • Dec 27 Jeremy John Beadle, British critic, writer and broadcaster, dies of AIDS at 39
  • Dec 27 Peter Refn, Danish journalist/director (Violets are Blue), dies at 54

Person of interestLita Grey

Dec 29 Lita Grey, second wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies of cancer at 87

Actress Lita Grey
Actress
Lita Grey
  • Dec 30 Doris Grau, American script supervisor, actress and voice artist (Point Blank, King Kong), dies from respiratory failure at 71