Deaths in Film & Television in 1999

  • Jan 2 Shepard Menken, American voice and 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. (b. 1943)
  • 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 (b. 1932)

  • 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

Person of interestStanley Kubrick

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

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • 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 (b. 1925)
  • Mar 22 David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • Mar 30 Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
  • Mar 30 Terry Wilson, American actor (Wagon Train, Escape to Witch Mountain), dies at 75
  • 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 Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • Apr 20 Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet) and comedian, dies at 103
  • Apr 21 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American musician actor (An Innocent Affair, Wings), dies at 94
  • Apr 26 Jill Dando, British television presenter (b.1961)

  • 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 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 (b. 1964)
  • 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 Candy Candido [Jonathan Joseph 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
  • Jun 6 Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)
  • Jun 11 DeForest Kelley, American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer (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, American actor, director, composer, lyricist, and writer (Bob Crane Show, 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, produer 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 (b. 1960)
  • Aug 23 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)
  • Aug 24 Mary Jane Croft, American actress (The Lucy Show, Our Miss Brooks), 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 radio and television personality (b. 1914)
  • 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

Person of interestGeorge 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 professional wrestler/commentator (b. 1937)
  • 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 actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 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, 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 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 actress (b. 1942)
  • 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 17 Rex Allen, American actor and singer-songwriter known as the "the Arizona Cowboy" (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor), dies at 78
  • Dec 18 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), dies at 98
  • Dec 19 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor, dies at 85
  • Dec 20 Riccardo Freda, Italian film director (b. 1909)
  • 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