Deaths in Film & Television in 1996

  • Jan 9 Fearless Mary Nadia Wadia, actress, dies at 88
  • Jan 13 Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], actress (Julietta), dies at 99
  • Jan 18 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor (b. 1923)
  • Jan 19 Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
  • Jan 25 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director, dies at 68
  • Jan 27 Patrick Ludlow, British actor (Naughty Husbands, Evergreen and Modesty Blaise), dies at 93
  • Jan 28 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
  • Jan 30 Guy Doleman, actor (Deadly Bees, Idol, Thunderball), dies at 72
  • Feb 2 Gene Kelly, American actor and dancer (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 83
  • Feb 2 Shamus Culhane, animator, dies at 87
  • Feb 3 Audrey Meadows [Cotter], American actress (The Honeymooners, The Jackie Gleason Show), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • Feb 5 Peter Pooley, broadcaster, dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Guy Madison [Robert Moseley], American actor (Wild Bill Hickok), dies of emphysema at 74
  • Feb 6 Ronald Fletcher, British broadcaster (Barbara with Braden, Bomber Harris), dies at 85
  • Feb 9 Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), dies at 86
  • Feb 11 Phil Regan, actor (Las Vegas Night, Dames, Housewife), dies at 88

  • Feb 13 Martin Balsam, American charaacter actor (Psycho, 12 Angry Men, Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22), dies of a stroke at 76
  • Feb 15 Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies of cancer at 72
  • Feb 15 McLean Stevenson, American actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Feb 15 Tommy Rettig, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Feb 16 Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob), dies at 62
  • Feb 17 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95
  • Feb 19 Brenda Bruce, actress (December Bride, Nightmare), dies at 77
  • Feb 20 Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer, dies at 69
  • Feb 25 Haing S Ngor, Cambodian-American obstetrician, author, refugee and actor (The Killing Fields), murdered at 55
  • Feb 27 Francois Chaumette, French actor (Le Bossu, They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72
  • Mar 3 Lyle Talbot [Lysle Henderson], American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 94
  • Mar 5 Whitner "Whit" Bissell, American actor (Time Machine, Soylent Green, The Magnificent Seven), dies at 86
  • Mar 6 Simon Cadell, English actor (Enemy at the Door), dies at 45
  • Mar 8 Paul Harrhy, actor and opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
  • Mar 9 George Burns, American comedian, actor and singer (Burns and Allen), dies at 100
  • Mar 10 Ross Hunter, American film producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), dies at about 75 (date of birth disputed)
  • Mar 11 Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), dies of cancer at 67
  • Mar 13 Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director (The Double Life of Veronique), dies of heart attack at 54
  • Mar 13 Lucio Fulci, Italian film director "Godfather of Gore", dies at 68
  • Mar 16 Charlie Barnett, American actor (b. 1954)
  • Mar 17 Rene Clement, film director, dies at 83
  • Mar 25 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), dies at 91
  • Mar 28 Barbara McLean, film Editor, dies at 86
  • Mar 28 Ken Dibbs, Lebanese actor (Suddenly, Party Girl, High Society), dies at 78
  • Mar 30 Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist, dies at 78

  • Apr 1 Mario Viegas, actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy), dies at 47
  • Apr 4 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, dies at 68 (b. 1927)
  • Apr 4 David Keylsey, actor/director, dies at 63

Person of interestGreer Garson

Apr 6 Greer Garson, British actress (Goodbye Mr Chips, Mrs Miniver), dies at 92

Actress Greer Garson
Actress
Greer Garson
  • Apr 8 Ben Johnson, American actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77
  • Apr 14 William K Everson, film historian, dies at 67
  • Apr 16 Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 79
  • Apr 20 Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC), dies at 88
  • Apr 21 Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, oddsmaker/sportscaster (CBS), dies at 76
  • Apr 22 David Shipman, film historian, dies at 63
  • Apr 22 Erma Bombeck, American humorist (The Grass is Greener over the Septic Tank), dies at 69
  • Apr 24 Donald Cammell, film director, dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Preston Lockwood [Reginald], British actor (Time Bandits, Jeeves and Wooster), dies of natural causes at 83
  • Apr 25 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles (Psycho), dies at 75
  • Apr 26 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter, dies at 78
  • Apr 27 Joan Sterndale-Bennett, British actress (Brighton Rock, Those Fantastic Flying Fools), dies at 82
  • Apr 28 Giles Grangier, film director, dies at 84
  • Apr 29 David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • Apr 29 David Davis, British radio broadcaster (BBC Children's Hour), dies at 87
  • Apr 30 David Opatoshu [Opatovsky], American actor and writer (Star Trek, Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), dies at 78
  • Apr 30 Hélène Cordet, actress (The Limping Man), dies at 78
  • Apr 30 Jeanne Bal, American actress (Pat-Love & Marriage, Star Trek- The Man Trap), dies at 67
  • May 1 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, German-British film scholar and exhibitor, dies at 74
  • May 3 Jack Weston [Weinstein], American actor (Dirty Dancing, The Four Seasons, Rad), dies of lymphoma at 71
  • May 17 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), dies at 75
  • May 19 Margaret Rawlings, actress (Roman Holiday), dies at 89
  • May 19 Giovanni "John" Beradino, American MLB infielder and actor (General Hospital), dies from pancreatic cancer at 79
  • May 20 Jon Pertwee, English actor and entertainer (third Doctor in Doctor Who, Worzel Gummidge), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • May 20 Eric Davidson, comedy scriptwriter, dies at 65
  • May 21 Alfred "Lash" LaRue, American actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp), dies of emphysema at 78
  • May 23 Dorothy Hyson, American actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81
  • May 23 Patrick Cargill, British actor (Help!, No Wreath for the General, Hammerhead), dies of a brain tumor at 77
  • May 24 John Abbott, British actor (The Jungle Book, Gigi, Smogasboard), dies from cancer at 90
  • May 29 Jeremy Sinden, actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), dies at 45
  • May 31 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80
  • Jun 1 Ray Combs, TV host (Family Feud), commits suicide at 40
  • Jun 3 Peter Glenville, English actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • Jun 5 Vito Scotti [Scozarri], American actor (The Godfather, Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), dies of lung cancer at 78
  • Jun 6 Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster, dies at 57
  • Jun 6 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer, dies at 70
  • Jun 8 Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft), dies at 70
  • Jun 8 Michael Fox, American actor (Perry Mason, Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful), dies at 75
  • Jun 10 Jo Van Fleet, American actress (Cool Hand Luke, Cinderella, East of Eden), dies at 80
  • Jun 11 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], German actress (Gloria, Gold, Metropolis), dies at 90
  • Jun 11 Lonne Elder, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 69
  • Jun 12 Ilona Ference, American actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night), dies at 78
  • Jun 15 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish adventurer, soldier, writer and politician and an inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond, dies at 85
  • Jun 15 Dick Murdoch, professional wrestler (b. 1946)
  • Jun 20 Hellevi Rombin Schine, Miss Universe (1955), dies in plane crash at 64
  • Jun 20 Joseph Green, Polish-American filmmaker, dies at 96
  • Jun 22 Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
  • Jun 27 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), dies at 87
  • Jun 29 Pamela Mason [Ostrer], British actress, author and talk-show host (Lady Possessed), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jul 1 Alfred Marks, British actor and comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again), dies at 75
  • Jul 1 Margaux Hemingway, American fashion model and actress (Lipstick), commits suicide at 41
  • Jul 1 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright, dies at 53
  • Jul 3 Raaj Kumar, Hindi actor (Tiranga, Saudagar), dies at 69
  • Jul 4 Clay [David] Jones, Welsh gardener (BBC Gardener's Question Time), dies at 72
  • Jul 9 Christopher Casson, Irish-English actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita, The Riordans), dies at 84
  • Jul 9 Melvin Belli, American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and "Melvin Bellicose", dies at 88
  • Jul 12 John Chancellor, news anchor (VOA, NBC), dies at 68
  • Jul 13 Pandro S. Berman, American film producer, dies at 91
  • Jul 15 Dana Hill, actress (Vacation), dies at 32
  • Jul 17 Sid Sussman, beauty pageant organizer, dies of heart attack
  • Jul 21 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), dies of emphysema 62
  • Jul 21 Wolf Morris, actor (Padmasambhava-Dr Who), dies at 71
  • Jul 23 Aliki Vougiouklaki, actress (Madalena), dies at 63
  • Jul 24 Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (Love and Death, Delicatessen), dies at 82
  • Jul 24 Virginia Christine [Ricketts], American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo), dies of cardiovascular disease at 76

Person of interestClaudette Colbert

Jul 30 Claudette Colbert, French-born American actress (It Happened One Night), dies of a stroke at 93


  • Jul 30 Magda Schneider, actress (Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), dies at 87
  • Aug 2 Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72
  • Aug 3 Guido Alberti, Italian film actor (Marco the Magnificent), dies at 87
  • Aug 5 Bruce Howard Lidington, actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses), dies at 46
  • Aug 7 Anne Kristen, actress (Truth or Dare, Rachel-Dr Finlay), dies at 59
  • Aug 10 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director, dies at 83
  • Aug 13 Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46
  • Aug 14 Camilla Horn, actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Matinee Idol), dies at 93
  • Aug 16 Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower), dies at 31
  • Aug 25 Alexander Colleridge Vanderpuiye Baka Tetteh, actor/lawyer, dies at 64
  • Aug 27 Greg Morris, American actor (Mission: Impossible), dies of a brain tumor at 62
  • Aug 30 Christine Pascal, actress/director (Smile, Elsa), dies at 43
  • Sep 5 Leonard Katzman, TV producer, dies at 69
  • Sep 9 Ruggero Mastroianni, film editor, dies at 66
  • Sep 11 Guido Aristarco, film critic, dies at 77
  • Sep 11 Joanne Dru [LaCock], American actress (Red River, All the King's Men), dies of lymphedema at 73
  • Sep 13 Jane Baxter, actress (We Live Again, Blossom Time), dies at 87

Person of interestTupac Shakur

Sep 13 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), dies of internal bleeding after a drive by shotting at 25

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur
  • Sep 14 Juliet Prowse, actress and dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59
  • Sep 15 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), dies at 85
  • Sep 16 Gene Nelson [Leander Berg], American screenwriter, director and actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), dies at 76
  • Sep 22 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Sep 24 Mark Frankel, actor (Solitaire for 2, Simon-Sisters), dies at 34
  • Sep 24 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Sep 26 Mark Frankel, actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), dies on motorcycle at 34
  • Oct 6 Ted Bessell, American director and actor (Don-That Girl, Gomer Pyle- Frankie), dies of an aneurism at 61
  • Oct 8 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer, dies of heart failure at 33
  • Oct 8 William Prince, American actor (Spies Like Us, The Stepford Wives, City in Fear), dies at 83
  • Oct 9 Harvey Vernon [Chet Smith], American actor (Teen Wolf, Jasper-Carter Country), dies at 69
  • Oct 13 Beryl Reid, British actress (The Killing of Sister George, Smiley's People), dies from pneumonia at 77
  • Oct 14 Laura La Plante, screen actress (Show Boat, Scandal), dies at 91
  • Oct 16 Jason Bernard, actor (judge-Liar Liar), dies of heart attack at 58
  • Oct 28 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87
  • Oct 29 Patricia Ticia Anne Ingrams, broadcaster, dies at 50
  • Oct 31 Arthur Peterson, American actor (Soap, Mission: Impossible, Crisis), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Nov 14 Virginia Cherrill, American actress (Lake Extra, Brat, City Lights), dies at 88
  • Nov 17 Johan Fleming Ramsland, broadcaster, dies at 54
  • Nov 21 Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, Butterfield 8), dies at 92
  • Nov 22 Maria Casares [Pérez], Spanish-French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice), dies at 73
  • Nov 22 Mark Lenard, American actor (Sarek-Star Trek), dies of cancer at 72
  • Nov 23 George Nicholas, cartoon animator, dies at 85
  • Nov 26 Michael Bentine, British author/comedian (Reluctant Jester), dies at 74
  • Dec 4 Willard Parker, American actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), dies at 84
  • Dec 8 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46
  • Dec 10 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns), commits suicide at 34
  • Dec 11 William George Rushton, actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), dies at 59
  • Dec 12 Larry Gates, American actor (Guiding Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Body Snatchers), dies of leukemia at 81
  • Dec 13 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster, dies at 76
  • Dec 14 Norman Hackforth, broadcaster, dies at 88
  • Dec 19 Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72
  • Dec 19 Ronald Howard, British actor (Naked Edge, Come September, Murder She Said), dies at 78
  • Dec 19 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (8½, La Dolce Vita; Dark Eyes, The Pizza Triangle), dies of pancreatic cancer at 72
  • Dec 25 Jon Benet Ramsey, Colorado child beauty queen, murdered at 6
  • Dec 30 Jack Nance, actor (Meatballs 4, Whore, Voodoo), murdered at 53
  • Dec 30 Lew Ayres, American actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Holiday, Dr Kildare), dies at 88
  • Dec 31 David Sinclair, actor (Love & Hate), dies at 62
  • Dec 31 Wesley Addy, American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Bostonians, Loving), dies at 83