Actors and Actresses Who Died in 2000

  • Jan 3 Bernhard Wicki, Austrian director and actor (Morituri, Crime & Passion), dies at 80
  • Jan 7 Gary Albright, American professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • Jan 11 Helena Carter [Helen Rickerts], American model and actress (Invaders from Mars), dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Marc Davis, American animator (b. 1913)
  • Jan 15 Frances "Fran" Ryan, American actress (Stripes, The Long Riders), dies of natural causes at 83
  • Jan 18 Frances Drake [Dean], American actress (Mad Love, The Invisible Ray), dies from natural causes at 87
  • Jan 18 Jester Hairston, American actor (That's My Mama, Amen), dies at 98

Hedy LamarrHedy Lamarr (1914-2000)

Jan 19 Austrian-American actress (Ecstasy, Samson & Delilah) and inventor (radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes), dies of heart failure at 86

  • Jan 24 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • Jan 31 Ralph Manza, American actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Feb 4 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer, dies at 80
  • Feb 5 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (Four Bags Full, Rouge et noir), dies at 98
  • Feb 10 Jim Varney, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Feb 16 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (Zorba the Greek (1964), Sword of the Valiant, The Tenant), dies of congestive heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • Feb 16 Marceline Day [Newlin], American actress, mostly in silent films (The Cameraman; The Jazz Age; The Arm of the Law), dies at 91
  • Mar 5 Lolo Ferrari [Eve Valois], French adult actress and dancer, dies from an overdose of prescription drugs at 37
  • Mar 6 John Colicos, Canadian actor (Battlestar Galactica), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Mar 7 Charles Gray, British actor (Clay-Rawhide, Diamonds Are Forever, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), dies at 71
  • Mar 20 Gene Eugene [Andrusco], Canadian-American actor, singer-songwriter (Adam Again; Lost Dogs), and record producer, dies of a brain aneurysm at 38
  • Mar 25 Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • Mar 28 Albert "Ab" Abspoel, Dutch actor and director (Surprise Attack, Elevator), dies at 74

Claire TrevorClaire Trevor (1910-2000)

Apr 8 American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), dies of respiratory failure at 91

  • Apr 10 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (The Kingdom, Matador, Een stor familie), dies at 71
  • Apr 10 Larry Linville, American actor (M*A*S*H, 1972-77 - "Major Frank Burns"), dies of pneumonia, following cancer surgery in at 60
  • Apr 10 Peter Jones, British actor (Chariots of Fire, From a Bird's Eye View), dies of natural causes at 79
  • Apr 11 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 27 Vicki Sue Robinson, American stage and screen actress, and pop singer ("Turn the Beat Around"), dies of cancer at 45
  • May 1 Stephen "Steve" Reeves, American professional bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist (Hercules, Goliath, Sandokan), dies from a blood clot at 74
  • May 6 Leonard Salzedo, British orchestral, ballet, and film composer (The Witch Boy; Requiem Sine Voxibus, Hammer Films), dies at 78

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909-2000)

May 7 American actor (Prisoner of Zenda; Gunga Din), and decorated US naval officer (WWII Beach Jumpers), dies of a heart attack at 90

  • May 11 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress, dies at 93
  • May 13 Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)

John GielgudJohn Gielgud (1904-2000)

May 21 British stage and screen actor and director (Arthur, Hamlet, Ages of Man), dies at 96

  • May 25 Nicholas Clay, English actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies at 53
  • May 30 Doris Hare, Welsh actress (b. 1905)
  • Jun 11 Lew Gallo, American character actor and screenwriter (Get Smart, Gunsmoke, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 71
  • Jun 18 Nancy Marchand, American actress (The Sopranos, Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant), dies at 71
  • Jun 24 David Tomlinson, British actor (Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Helter Skelter), dies from a stroke at 83
  • Jun 26 Logan Ramsey, American actor (Head, Joy Sticks, Say Yes), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Jun 28 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (the Seventh Seal, Dum-Bom), dies of viral complications after several stroke at 92
  • Jun 29 Coen Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje), dies at 68
  • Jun 29 Il Mattatore [Vittorio Gassman], Italian actor, director and screenwriter (Scent of a Woman, War & Peace), dies at 77
  • Jul 1 Walter Matthau, American actor and comedian (The Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), dies at 79
  • Jul 3 Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor, dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Jul 9 Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
  • Jul 10 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • Jul 14 Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)

Roberto Suárez GómezRoberto Suárez Gómez (1932-2000)

Jul 20 Bolivian drug lord called the "King of Cocaine" whose story was the basis of the movie "Scarface", dies of a heart attack at 68

  • Jul 22 Claude Sautet, French film director (b. 1924)
  • Jul 22 Eric Christmas, British actor (b. 1916)
  • Jul 27 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)
  • Jul 27 Val Dufour, American actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World), dies at 73
  • Jul 30 Max Showalter, American actor and composer (Kansas, Niagara, Stockard Channing Show in Caldwell), dies of cancer at 83
  • Jul 30 Nan Leslie [Nan Coppage], American actress (Kings Row, The Californians), dies of pneumonia at 74

Alec GuinnessAlec Guinness (1914-2000)

Aug 5 British actor (The Ladykillers, The Bridge on the River Kwai), dies of liver cancer at 86

  • Aug 9 Nicholas Markowitz, American teenager kidnapped and murdered by Jesse James Hollywood at 15

Loretta YoungLoretta Young (1913-2000)

Aug 12 American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), dies of ovarian cancer at 87

  • Aug 14 John Milford, American actor (Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Homefront), dies at 72
  • Aug 19 Antonio Pugliese, Italian professional wrestler (b. 1941)
  • Aug 31 Patricia Owens, Canadian-American actress (The Fly), dies at 75
  • Sep 2 Curt Siodmak, German-American novelist and screenwriter (Donovan's Brain; I Walked With A Zombie), dies at 98
  • Sep 3 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (Escape to Athena), dies at 86
  • Sep 6 Desmond Wilcox, English broadcaster (BBC, ITV), dies at 69
  • Sep 9 Bill Waddington, British actor and comedian (Percy in Coronation Street), dies at 84
  • Sep 12 Gary Olsen [Grant], British stage and screen actor (2point4 Children - "Ben"), dies of cancer at 42
  • Sep 14 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (NY Times), dies at 76

Paula YatesPaula Yates (1960-2000)

Sep 17 English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), dies of a drug overdose at 41

  • Sep 19 Ann Doran, American actress (Longstreet, Shirley, Rebel Without a Cause), dies at 89
  • Sep 19 Gloria Talbott, American film and television actress, sometimes known as "the Scream Queen" for her work in B-movies, dies of kidney failure at 69
  • Sep 26 Richard Mulligan, American Emmy Award-winning actor (Soap - "Burt"; Empty Nest; The Big Bus), dies of colorectal cancer at 67
  • Oct 6 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), dies at 80
  • Oct 9 David Dukes, American actor (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War), dies at 55
  • Oct 13 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), dies at 73
  • Oct 16 Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson], American stage and screen actor (Combat! - "Lt. Hanley"; The Fountain of Youth; Day of the Wolves), dies of a self-inflicted gunshot at 77
  • Oct 17 Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Oct 18 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singer and dancer (Cotton Club; Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • Oct 18 Julie London, American singer ("Cry Me A River") and actress (Emergency - "Nurse McCall"), dies at 74
  • Oct 23 Rodney Anoa'i (aka Yokozuna), Samoan-American professional wrestler, dies from pulmonary edema at 34
  • Oct 28 Lída Baarová [Ludmila Babková], Czech actress (Die Fledermaus, Virginity), dies after a long illness at 86

Steve AllenSteve Allen (1921-2000)

Oct 30 American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show; Steve Allen Show), dies of injuries from a car accident at 78

  • Oct 31 Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • Nov 1 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (b. 1934)
  • Nov 9 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), dies at 85
  • Nov 14 Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), dies at 91
  • Nov 22 Christian Marquand, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • Nov 28 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (Lady Hamilton), dies at 105
  • Dec 2 Gail Fisher, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Mannix - "Peggy"), dies of kidney failure at 65
  • Dec 3 Hoyt Curtin, American composer (Hanna-Barbera cartoon theme songs), dies at 78
  • Dec 6 Werner Klemperer, German-American Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actor (Judgment at Nuremberg; Hogan's Heroes - "Col. Klink"), dies of cancer at 80
  • Dec 10 Marie Windsor [Emily Marie Bertelson], American actress (The Bounty Hunter, Double Deal), dies of congestive heart failure at 80
  • Dec 11 David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Dec 12 George Montgomery, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Dec 17 Gérard Blain, French director and actor (The Friends, Hatari), dies at 70
  • Dec 23 Billy Barty [William John Bertanzetti,], American actor (Under the Rainbow, Foul Play), dies of heart failure at 76
  • Dec 23 Noor Jehan [Allah Rakhi Wasai], Pakistani singer and actress (Mela; Chann Way), dies at 74

Victor BorgeVictor Borge (1909-2000)

Dec 23 Danish-American comedian and pianist, dies at 91

  • Dec 26 Jason Robards, American actor (A Thousand Clowns, Any Wednesday), dies at 78
  • Dec 26 Leo Gordon, American actor (Maverick, Circus Boy, Enos, Winds of War), dies of cardiac failure at 78
  • Dec 30 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (Casablanca), dies at 91