On This Day

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1999

  • Jan 2 Shepard Menken, American voice & character actor (The Wild Wild West), dies at 77
  • Jan 4 Iron Eyes Cody [Espera Oscar de Corti], Italian-American actor (Keep America Beautiful, Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), dies at 91
  • Jan 12 Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (101 Dalmatians; Cinderella), dies of a stroke at 84
  • Jan 14 Robin Bailey, British actor (See No Evil, I Didn't Know You Cared), dies of respiratory failure at 79
  • Jan 15 Betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915)
  • Jan 21 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice, More than a Miracle), dies at 94
  • Jan 21 Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  • Jan 25 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • Jan 30 Henry "Huntz" Hall, American actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), dies from congestive heart failure at 76
  • Jan 30 Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • Jan 31 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 1 Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity, dies at 56
  • Feb 7 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Feb 9 Bryan Mosley, British actor (b. 1931)
  • Feb 17 Shirley Stoler, American actress (The Honeymoon Killers, Seven Beauties), dies at 69
  • Feb 18 Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), dies at 66
  • Feb 20 Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)
  • Mar 3 Lee Philips, American actor and director (Peyton Place, Ellery Queen), dies of progressive supranuclear palsy at 72
  • Mar 4 Del Close, American actor (b. 1934)
  • Mar 5 Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (Kismet; Man of La Mancha; Endless Love), dies at 76

Stanley Kubrick

Mar 7 Stanley Kubrick, American film director (2001 A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange) dies at 70

  • Mar 8 Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass, American actress, comedian, game show panelist and announcer (To Tell The Truth), dies at 74
  • Mar 11 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox), dies from a heart attack at 87
  • Mar 13 Garson Kanin, American writer and director (b. 1912)
  • Mar 14 Kirk Alyn [John Feggo Jr], American actor (Superman), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 88
  • Mar 16 Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
  • Mar 17 Ernest Gold, Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), dies at 77
  • Mar 17 Rod Hull, British comedian (Emu), dies after falling off a roof at 63
  • Mar 21 Ernie Wise, British comedian (Morecambe and Wise), dies at 73
  • Mar 22 David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • Mar 30 Terry Wilson, American actor (Wagon Train; Escape to Witch Mountain), dies at 75
  • Mar 30 Gary Morton [Morton Goldaper], American comedian, television producer, studio executive (Desilu), and second husband of Lucille Ball, dies of lung cancer at 74
  • Apr 2 Andrew Gardner, British newscaster (News at Ten), dies in flight en route to Madeira at 66
  • Apr 4 Faith Domergue, American actress and early "scream queen" (Vendetta, House of 7 Corpses), dies at 74
  • Apr 10 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice, radio and film actress (The Flintstones, The Jetsons), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • Apr 14 Ellen Corby [Hansen], American actress (The Waltons, Vertigo, Caged), dies of natural causes at 87
  • Apr 14 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), dies at 67
  • Apr 20 "Ravishing" Rick Rude, American professional wrestler, dies at 40
  • Apr 20 Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet) and comedian, dies at 103
  • Apr 21 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American film actor (Wings), singer, and dance bandleader, dies at 94
  • Apr 26 Jill Dando, British television presenter, dies at 37
  • Apr 28 Rory Calhoun [Francis Timothy McCown], American actor (Blue & Gray, How to Marry a Millionaire), dies of emphysema at 76
  • May 2 Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
  • May 6 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster and actor (Once in a Lifetime), dies at 82
  • May 8 Dirk Bogarde [Derek van den Bogaerde] British writer and actor (Death in Venice, Servant), dies at 78
  • May 8 Ed Gilbert, American actor (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries), dies at 67
  • May 8 Dana Plato, American actress (Kimberly-Diff'rent Strokes), dies at 34
  • May 10 Shel Silverstein, American writer and cartoonist (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities; The Giving Tree) and songwriter ("A Boy Named Sue"; "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone"), dies at 68
  • May 12 Penny Santon [Pierina Burlando], American actress (Fletch, Roll Out, Matt Houston), dies at 82
  • May 17 Henry Jones, American actor (Vertigo, Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy), dies from complications from a fall at 86
  • May 19 Jonathan "Candy" Candido, American actor and radio performer (Peter Pan; The Great Mouse Detective), dies at 85
  • May 21 Vanessa Brown [Smylla Brind], Austrian-born American actress (My Favorite Husband), dies at 71
  • May 23 Owen Hart, Canadian-American professional wrestler, dies at 34
  • May 25 Hillary Brooke, American film actress (The Abbott and Costello Show), dies at 84
  • Jun 6 Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)
  • Jun 11 DeForest Kelley, American actor (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy-Star Trek), dies of stomach cancer at 79
  • Jun 23 Buster Merryfield, British actor (Only Fools and Horses), dies of a brain tumor at 78
  • Jun 25 Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929)
  • Jun 29 Allan Carr, American film producer and director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire), dies at 62
  • Jul 1 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian film director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny), dies at 90
  • Jul 1 Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
  • Jul 4 Ronald "Ronny" Graham [Stringer], American actor, director, composer, lyricist, and writer (M*A*S*H; Chico & the Man), dies of liver disease at 79
  • Jul 12 Bill Owen [William Owen Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Not So Dusty), dies from pancreatic cancer at 85
  • Jul 20 Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
  • Jul 29 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, producer and director (Arzoo, Love Story, Sangam), dies at 70
  • Aug 4 Victor Mature, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, Samson and Delilah), dies from leukaemia at 86
  • Aug 7 Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
  • Aug 7 Brian Connell, British writer and broadcaster, dies at 83
  • Aug 13 Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, murdered at 38
  • Aug 23 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)
  • Aug 24 Mary Jane Croft, American actress (Our Miss Brooks; The Lucy Show), dies of natural causes at 83
  • Aug 31 Marguerite Chapman, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars), dies at 81
  • Sep 5 Allen Funt, American TV host and creator (Candid Camera), dies at 84
  • Sep 9 Ruth Roman, American actress (Strangers on a Train, Knots Landing, Dallas), dies at 76
  • Sep 14 Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910)
  • Sep 20 Willy Millowitsch, German actor (National Lampoon's European Vacation), dies from heart failure at 90
  • Sep 20 Tahia Carioca, Egyptian actress and belly dancer (Watch Out For Zouzou), dies at 79

George C. Scott

Sep 22 George C. Scott, American actor (Dr. Strangelove), dies of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm at 71

  • Sep 23 Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (Man of a Thousand Faces), dies at 89
  • Oct 6 Gorilla Monsoon, American pro wrestler (Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame) and commentator (WWF), dies from heart failure at 62
  • Oct 7 Deryck Guyler, British actor (Please Sir!, Sykes), dies at 85
  • Oct 14 Richard B Shull, American character actor (Diana, Holmes & Yoyo), dies at 70
  • Oct 16 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (A Christmas Story), dies at 78
  • Oct 26 Hoyt Axton, American songwriter, singer ("No No Song"; "Joy To The World"; "I've Never Been To Spain"), and actor (McCloud; Gremlins; The Rousters), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Oct 27 Lois Collier [Madelyn Earle Jones], American actress (A Night in Casablanca, Boston Blackie, Slave Girl), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 80
  • Nov 1 Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)
  • Nov 3 Ian Bannen, Scottish character actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park), dies in a car crash at 71
  • Nov 10 Robert Kramer, American actor and director (Milestones), dies of meningitis at 60
  • Nov 11 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961)
  • Nov 21 Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
  • Nov 21 Eddie Maxwell [Cherkose], American lyricist (Breathless) and actor, dies of natural causes at 87
  • Nov 24 (Roger) Hilary Minster, British character actor ('Allo 'Allo!), dies of cancer at 55
  • Nov 27 Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
  • Dec 2 Joey Adams [Joseph Abramowitz], American comedian, actor and columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), dies at 88
  • Dec 3 Madeline Kahn, American stage and screen actress (What's Up, Doc?; Young Frankenstein; Paper Moon; Blazing Saddles), and singer, dies of ovarian cancer at 57
  • Dec 3 John Archer [Ralph Bowman], American actor (Destination: Moon, White Heat, Blue Hawaii), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Dec 10 Lex Goudsmit, Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof, Thomas en Senior op het spoor van Brute Berend), dies at 86
  • Dec 10 Shirley Hemphill, American actress (b. 1947)
  • Dec 15 George Elrick, Scottish-British singer ("I Like Bananas Because They Have No Bones"), and broadcaster known as 'The Smiling Voice of Radio' (BBC's "Housewives' Choice"), dies at 95
  • Dec 17 Rex Allen, American singer-songwriter known as the "the Arizona Cowboy", and actor (Frontier Doctor - "Dr. Baxter"), dies at 78
  • Dec 18 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), dies at 98
  • Dec 18 Robert Dougall, English TV host and broadcaster, dies at 86
  • Dec 19 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor, dies at 85
  • Dec 20 Riccardo Freda, Italian film director and screenwriter (Theodora, Slave Empress), dies at 90
  • Dec 21 John Arnatt, British actor (A Challenge for Robin Hood, Circumstantial Evidence), dies at 82
  • Dec 25 Peter Jeffrey, British character actor (Dr Phibes Rides Again, Twinsanity), dies at 70
  • Dec 28 Clayton Moore, American actor (The Lone Ranger), dies at 85