Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1995

  • Jan 2 Nancy Kelly, American child actress & model (The Bad Seed, Double Exposure, Jesse James), dies at 73
  • Jan 3 Byron MacGregor, newscaster, dies at 56
  • Jan 4 Dorothy Granger, American actress (Hog Wild, Dentist), dies at about 80
  • Jan 4 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conductor (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, Australian poet and publisher (Critics), dies at 73
  • Jan 14 Mark Finch, film festival organizer, dies at 33
  • Jan 22 Jerry Blackwell, American professional wrestler, dies at 45
  • Jan 23 Ken Hill, English playwright and director, dies at 57
  • Jan 25 John Smith, American actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men), dies at 63
  • Jan 25 Peter Black, English TV critic, dies at 82
  • Jan 25 William Sylvester, American actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Gemini Man), dies at 72
  • Jan 31 George Abbott, American theater producer and film director (Damn Yankees; Pajama Game), dies at 107
  • Feb 2 Donald Pleasence, British actor (You Only Live Twice, Escape from New York, Halloween), dies from heart failure at 75
  • Feb 2 Fred Perry, English tennis player/broadcaster (8 x Grand Slam singles, 6 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Davis Cup 1933, 34, 35, 36), dies of broken ribs at 85
  • Feb 5 Court Benson, Canadian-American actor and broadcaster, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Doug Mcclure, US rodeo rider/actor (Trampas-Virginian), dies at 59
  • Feb 8 Clay Warnick, American choral director (Your Show Of Shows), dies at 79
  • Feb 9 David Wayne, American stage and screen actor (Andromeda Strain, Adam's Rib), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Feb 14 Michael V. Gazzo, American playwright (A Hatful Of Rain), and actor (The Godfather Part II; Cookie; Fear City), dies of complications from a stroke at 71
  • Feb 14 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker (Chelsea Hotel; Vampyr; Stonewall), dies from AIDS-related illness at 45
  • 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, American actor (St Elsewhere - "Dr. Westphal"), takes his own life at 60
  • Mar 5 Marguerite Kelsey, Engl painter/sculptor model (Haunting), dies at 86
  • Mar 12 Juanin Clay, American actress (The Legend of the Lone Ranger), dies at 45
  • Mar 16 Albert Hackett, American actor, playwright and screenwriter (It's A Wonderrful Life; The Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 95
  • Mar 17 Donald Baverstock, British television Producer (Tonight), dies at 71
  • Mar 17 Rick Aviles, US comic/actor (Ghost), dies of AIDS
  • Mar 20 John Minton [Big John Studd], American pro wrestler (Royal Rumble 1989), dies from liver cancer and Hodgkin's disease at 47
  • Mar 21 Robert Urquhart, Scottish actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed), dies at 72
  • Mar 23 Irving Shulman, American author & screenwriter, dies at 81
  • Mar 27 Rene Allio, film Director, dies at 70
  • Mar 28 Hugh O'Connor, American actor (In the Heat of the Night), shoots himself while battling cocaine addiction 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 [Mullican], American actress (Saboteur; Arsenic and Old Lace:, Bodyguard), dies of lung cancer at 77
  • Apr 14 Burl Ives, American folk singer ("A Little Bitty Tear"; "Silver And Gold"), actor (Cat On A Hot Tin Roof), and snowman (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), 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
  • Apr 23 Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), Dutch radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting), dies at 70
  • Apr 25 Art Fleming [Fazzin], American actor, and TV game show host (Jeopardy, 1964-75, 1978-79), dies of pancreatic cancer at 70

Ginger Rogers

Apr 25 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American vaudeville, stage and screen dancer, singer (Top Hat), and Academy Award-winning actress (Kitty Foyle; Stage Door), dies at 83

  • Apr 25 Joseph Heifitz [Iosif Kheifits], Belarusian-Soviet film director, dies at 89
  • Apr 26 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor & author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), dies of bone cancer at 88
  • Apr 28 Andrew Salkey, Panamanian-born novelist, dies at 67
  • May 2 Michael Hordern, British 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 7 Maria Luisa Bemberg, Argentine filmmaker, dies at 73
  • May 8 Teresa Teng [Li-chun], Taiwanese pop singer("Aijin"; "The Power Of Love"; "Airport"), and actress, dies from a severe asthma attack at 42
  • 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 Robert Marley, Jamaican cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies at 85
  • May 15 Edouard Dermithe, Italian actor (Orpheus, Thomas the Impostor), dies at 70
  • May 15 Eric Porter, British actor (Antony & Cleopatra, 39 Steps), dies of colon cancer at 67
  • May 15 Eric Richard Porter, actor (Crucible, Hennessy), dies at 67
  • May 16 Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer and actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
  • May 17 Nathan "Dambuza" Mdledle, South African singer (Manhattan Brothers) and actor, dies at 72
  • 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
  • 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 Friz Freleng, American animator for Warner Bros cartoons (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies), dies at 88
  • May 26 Severn Darden, American actor (Luv, President's Analyst, Saturday the 14th), dies at 65
  • May 28 Daniela Rocca, Italian actress (Battle of Austerlitz), dies at 57
  • Jun 2 Harper MacKay, American orchestra leader (NBC Follies), dies at 73
  • Jun 3 Dilys Powell, British film critic, dies at 93
  • Jun 3 Estelle Brody, American silent film actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything), dies at 94
  • Jun 7 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby-Dick, Melba), dies at 85
  • Jun 13 David Parry, British-Canadian folk musician (Friends of Fiddler's Green), storyteller (Canadian Museum of Civilization), actor, stage director, and teacher (University of Toronto), dies of a heart attack at 53
  • 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 21 Kenneth Lamb, English broadcaster, dies at 71

Lana Turner

Jun 29 Lana Turner, American actress (Peyton Place; The Postman Always Rings Twice; Twice; Imitation of Life), dies (unmarried) of cancer at 74

  • Jun 29 Roy Rowland, American film director, dies at 84
  • Jun 30 Gale Gordon [Charles Thomas Aldrich, Jr], American actor and comedian (Our Miss Brooks; Dennis The Menace; The Lucy Show; 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 Bob Ross, American artist and television host, dies at 52
  • Jul 4 Eva Gabor, Hungarian-born American actress (Green Acres'"Lisa";, Gigi), comedian, singer and socialite, dies at 76
  • Jul 9 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Shout), dies at 47
  • Jul 12 Michael Clegg, English naturalist and TV presenter (Clegg's People), dies at 62
  • Jul 16 Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), dies at 91
  • Jul 19 Dorothy McHugh, American actress (I Fallen & I Can't Get Up), dies at 87
  • 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 Aragón, 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, British-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), dies from a stoke while undergoing cancer treatment at 77
  • Aug 8 David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
  • Aug 9 John Schofield, English 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, Canadian filmmaker, dies at 68
  • Aug 13 Per-Jakez Helias, French Breton writer (Le Cheval d'orgueil) and actor, dies at 81
  • Aug 16 John Cameron Swayze, American newscaster (Timex, Hindenberg), dies at 89
  • Aug 17 David Warrilow, English actor (Simon, Radio Days, Barton Fink), dies at 60
  • Aug 17 Howard Koch, American playwright and 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 20 Vladimír Škutina, Czechoslovakian writer and actor (Hvezda jede na jih), dies of cancer at 64
  • Aug 21 Nanni Loy, Italian film director (The Four Days of Naples), dies at 69
  • Aug 23 Leslie Graves, American actress (Brenda-Capitol, Death Wish 2), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Aug 24 Gary Crosby, American singer (with Bing -"Play a Simple Melody"), and actor (The Bill Dana Show -"Eddie"; Mardi Gras), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Aug 27 Dick Bentley, Australian comedian and actor (The Glums), dies at 88
  • 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 10 Derek Meddings, British TV and film special effects technician (Supermarionation, James Bond) dies at 64
  • 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 (The Bank Dick; The Pruitts of Southhampton), 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 Fleetwood, British actress (Krays, Clash of Titans), dies of cancer 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 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 12 Gary Bond, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days), dies at 55
  • Oct 15 Phil Sidey, English broadcaster (Radio Leeds), dies at 69
  • Oct 16 Richard Caldicot, British actor (Horse's Mouth, Strife, Mrs Thursday), dies at 87
  • Oct 20 Christopher Stone, American actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), dies at 53
  • Oct 20 Jack Rose, American screenwriter (The Seven Little Foys), dies at 83
  • Oct 22 Mary Wickes [Wickenhauser], American character actress (Father Dowling Mysteries; Sister Act; Dennis The Menace), dies of surgery complications at 79
  • Oct 22 Ralph Whitlock, British farmer, conservationist, writer, and broadcaster, dies at 81
  • 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 Eddie Pola [Sidney Edward Pollacsek], American radio and TV producer, and lyricist ("The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"; "I Love The Way You Say Goodnight"), dies at 88
  • Nov 3 John Orchard, British actor (Capone, M*A*S*H), dies at 66
  • Nov 4 Edward "Eddie" Egan, American actor (The French Connection, Joe Forrester), dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 4 Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, dies of lymphatic cancer at 50
  • Nov 4 Paul Eddington, British actor (Devil Rides Out, Yes Minister), dies at 68
  • Nov 5 Laura Weber, TV Host, dies at 70
  • Nov 6 Aneta Corsaut, American actress, (The Andy Griffith Show), dies at 62
  • 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, French 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, 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, English actress (Fast Lady, Big Money), dies at 103
  • Dec 8 George J. Lewis, Mexican actor (Don-Zorro), dies at 91
  • Dec 8 John Gillett, British film critic and researcher, dies at 70
  • 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 10 Darren Robinson [Human Beatbox], American rapper and actor (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock), dies of a heart attack at 28
  • 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 11 Robert Shelton [Shapiro], American born music and film critic, dies at 69
  • Dec 12 Andrew Olle, broadcaster, dies at 48
  • Dec 15 Charles Fletcher, British pioneering physician and TV presenter (wrote the 1st report into the dangers of smoking), dies at 84
  • Dec 20 Madge Sinclair (née Walters), Jamaican-American actress (Conrack; Roots - "Bell"; Trapper John, M.D. - "Ernestine"; The Lion King), dies of leukemia at 55
  • Dec 22 (Thelma) "Butterfly" McQueen, American actress (Gone With the Wind; Flame of Barbary Coast), dies in a fire at 84
  • Dec 23 Patric Knowles [Reginald Lawrence Knowles], British actor (Chisum, Arnold, Mutiny), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 84

Dean Martin

Dec 25 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer ("That's Amore"; "Everybody Loves Somebody"; "Sway"), comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), dies of throat cancer 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

Lita Grey

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

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