On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in October 2002

  • Oct 3 Bruce Paltrow, American television and film producer (b. 1943)
  • Oct 4 André Delvaux, Belgian film director and screenwriter (Benvenuta), dies at 76
  • Oct 4 William "Buddy" Lester, American comedian and actor (Barney Miller, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 85
  • Oct 8 Phyllis Calvert [Bickle], British actress (Crash of Silence, The Man in Grey), dies at 87
  • Oct 9 Charles Guggenheim, American film director and producer (b. 1924)
  • Oct 10 Teresa Graves, American actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love!), dies in a fire at her home at 54
  • Oct 11 Dina Pathak [Ghandi], Indian Gujarati theatre actress, director and activist (President-National Federation of Indian Women), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Oct 13 Keene Curtis, American character actor (The Rothschilds, Cheers, Amanda's), dies at 79
  • Oct 13 Dennis Patrick, American actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals), dies in a house fire at 84
  • Oct 18 Kam Fong Chun, American actor (Hawaii Five-0, Magnum, P.I.), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Oct 20 Barbara Berjer, American actress (b. 1920)
  • Oct 20 Bernard Fresson, French actor (b. 1931)
  • Oct 23 Marianne Hoppe, German theater and film actress (Der Schimmelreiter), dies at 93
  • Oct 24 Mary Jeanette "Peggy" Moran, American actress (Double Date, Horror Island), dies from injuries at 84

Person of interestRichard Harris

Oct 25 Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer (MacArthur Park) dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • Oct 28 Margaret Booth, American film editor (b. 1898)
  • Oct 29 Glenn McQueen, American animator (b. 1960)
  • Oct 30 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • Oct 31 Raf Vallone, Italian actor (A View From the Bridge), dies at 86