Actors and Actresses Who Died in 2005

  • Jan 2 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, dies at 91
  • Jan 8 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster, dies at 52
  • Jan 9 Gonzalo Gavira, Mexican film sound technician (b. 1925)
  • Jan 10 Erwin Hillier, British cinematographer (b. 1911)
  • Jan 10 Gene Baylos, American comedian (b. 1906)
  • Jan 12 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- Mola Ram, Mr. India), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 72
  • Jan 13 Earl Cameron, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1915)
  • Jan 15 Dan Lee, Canadian animator (b. 1969)
  • Jan 15 Deem Bristow, American video game voice actor (b. 1947)
  • Jan 15 Ruth Warrick, American actress (Citizen Kane; All My Children), and singer, dies of complications from pneumonia at 88
  • Jan 17 Virginia Mayo [Jones], American actress (The Best Years of Our Lives, Out of the Blue, White Heat), dies of congestive heart failure at 84
  • Jan 18 Lamont Bentley, American actor (b. 1973)
  • Jan 21 Parveen Babi, Indian actress (b. 1955)

Johnny CarsonJohnny Carson (1925-2005)

Jan 23 American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), dies of respiratory failure arising from emphysema at 79

  • Jan 28 Jacques Villeret, French actor (b. 1951)
  • Jan 28 Karen Lancaume, French actress (suicide) (b. 1973)
  • Jan 29 Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director, dies at 80
  • Feb 1 Franco Mannino, Italian pianist, conductor, classical concert, opera, and film score composer (Death in Venice; Il diavolo in giardino), dies at 80
  • Feb 1 John Vernon [Adolphus Agopsowicz], Canadian actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry), dies at 72
  • Feb 4 Raiford "Ossie" Davis, American actor, director, author, and civil rights activist (Purlie Victorious, Do the Right Thing, Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam), dies from heart problems at 87
  • Feb 12 Brian Kelly, American actor (Flipper, Straightaway), dies at 71
  • Feb 16 Nicole DeHuff, American actress (pneumonia) (b. 1975)
  • Feb 17 Daniel "Dan" O'Herlihy, Irish actor (Twin Peaks, Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop), dies of natural causes at 85
  • Feb 20 John Raitt, American stage and screen singer and actor (Carousel; Pajama Game), dies from pneumonia at 88
  • Feb 20 Sandra Dee [Alexandra Zuck], American actress (Gidget, Imitation of Life), dies of kidney disease complication at 62
  • Feb 21 Eugene Scott, American religious broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Feb 22 Lee Eun Ju, Korean actress (b. 1980)
  • Feb 22 Simone Simon, French actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love), dies from natural causes at 94
  • Mar 4 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • Mar 6 Teresa Wright, American actress (Shadow Of A Doubt; Pride of the Yankees; The Best Years of Our Lives), dies of a heart attack at 86
  • Mar 7 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (Escape from New York), dies at 54
  • Mar 7 John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • Mar 10 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (Dave Allen Show), dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Jason Evers, American actor (Wrangler, Channing), dies of heart failure at 83
  • Mar 16 Anthony George, American actor (Untouchables, Checkmate), dies of emphysema at 83
  • Mar 20 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish film director (b. 1912)
  • Mar 21 Barney Martin, American actor, comedy writer and NYPD detective (Seinfeld), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • Mar 23 David Kossoff, British actor and anti-drug campaigner (The Young Lovers, The Larkins), dies at 85
  • Mar 25 Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
  • Mar 29 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • Apr 1 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love; Schtonk), dies at 75
  • Apr 3 Tony Croatto {Hermes Martinis], Italian-Puerto Rican folk song singer and composer (Los TNT; Haciendo Punto en Otro Son), and television presenter, dies of cancer at 65
  • Apr 5 Debralee Scott, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Cathy"; Angie), dies at 52
  • Apr 13 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor, dies at 46
  • Apr 15 Margaretta Scott, British actress (Crescendo, Where's Charley, Counterblast), dies from pneumonia and breast cancer at 93
  • Apr 16 Kathleen "Kay" Walsh, British actress (The Horse's Mouth, Oliver Twist), dies in a fire at 93
  • Apr 16 Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (b. 1943)
  • Apr 17 James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), dies at 83
  • Apr 19 George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)
  • Apr 19 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), dies at 93
  • Apr 22 (John) Norman Bird, British stage, wireless, and screen character actor (Worzel Gummidge, 1979–81 - "Mr Braithwaite"), dies at 80
  • Apr 22 John Marshall, American filmmaker and activist (Ju/'hoan Bushman films), dies at 76 [1]
  • Apr 22 Norman Bird, English character actor, dies at 80
  • Apr 23 Sir John Mills, British actor (Ryan's Daughter, Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace), dies from a chest infection at 97
  • Apr 26 Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss star of German cinema (The Last Bridge, Gervaise), dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Mason Adams, American actor (Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), dies at 86
  • Apr 28 Chris Candido, American wrestler, dies at 33
  • Apr 29 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host, dies of a heart attack at 39
  • Apr 29 William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (b. 1927)
  • May 12 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish jazz singer (with Bill Evans - "Waltz For Debby"), and dies in an accidental apartment fire at 67
  • May 17 Frank Gorshin, American comedian and impersonator (Riddler-Batman), dies at 72
  • May 19 Henry Corden, American actor and voice artist (b. 1921)
  • May 20 John Donovan "J D" Cannon, American actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory), dies at 83
  • May 21 Howard Morris, American comedic actor and director (The Andy Griffith Show, High Anxiety), dies of a heart disease at 85
  • May 22 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (Tony the Tiger), and bass singer ("You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"), dies from prostate cancer at 91
  • May 25 Graham Kennedy, Australian television personality (b. 1934)
  • May 25 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), dies at 75

Eddie AlbertEddie Albert (1906-2005)

May 26 American actor (Roman Holiday, Green Acres), dies of pneumonia at 99

  • Jun 3 Leon Askin, Austrian actor (One, Two, Three, Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 97
  • Jun 5 Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)

Anne BancroftAnne Bancroft (1931-2005)

Jun 6 American stage and screen Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winning actress (The Graduate; The Miracle Worker), director, and screenwriter, dies from uterine cancer at 73

  • Jun 6 Dana Elcar, American actor (Peter Thornton- MacGyver), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Jun 11 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), dies at 86
  • Jun 13 Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
  • Jun 13 Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
  • Jun 15 Suzanne Flon, French actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), dies of gastroenteritis at 87
  • Jun 20 Charles White, American actor (Airport 95, Serpico), dies at 87
  • Jun 23 Shana Alexander, American journalist (Life magazine, 60 Minutes), dies of cancer at 79
  • Jun 24 Paul Winchell (Wilchinsky), American ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smiff), inventor (mechanical artificial human heart,1963), voice actor (Winnie the Pooh - "Tigger"; Dick Dastardly; The Banana Splits -"Fleegle"),, and acupuncturist, dies at 82
  • Jun 25 John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • Jun 26 Richard Whiteley, British television game show host (b. 1943)
  • Jul 2 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (North by Northwest), dies at 89
  • Jul 3 Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director, dies at 90
  • Jul 4 June Haver [Stovenour], American actress (Dolly Sisters, Girl Next Door), dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Kevin Hagen, American actor (Little House on the Prairie), dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
  • Jul 10 Richard Eastham, American actor (Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Falcon Crest), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • Jul 11 Gretchen Franklin, English actress (b. 1911)
  • Jul 16 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish baritone pop and schlager singer ("Bonjour les amies" / "Hello Friends"), lyricist, translator ("I Want to Hold Your Hand" / ""Komm, gib mir deine Hand"'; She Loves You" / "Sie liebt dich"), and broadcaster, dies at 84
  • Jul 17 Gavin Lambert, British-American screenwriter (Inside Daisy Clover), dies at 80
  • Jul 17 Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • Jul 20 James Doohan, Canadian actor (Star Trek), dies from Pulmonary fibrosis at 85
  • Jul 20 Kayo Hatta, American film director (b. 1958)
  • Jul 21 Lord Alfred Hayes, English pro wrestler, manager and commentator (WWF), dies from a stroke at 76
  • Jul 26 Betty Astell, British actress (b. 1912)
  • Jul 27 Marten Toonder, Dutch comic writer and cartoonist (Tom Puss), dies at 93
  • Jul 29 Pat McCormick, American comedy writer (Red Skeleton; Get Smart; The Tonight Show; Don Rickles Show), and actor (Smokey and the Bandit), dies at 78

Peter JenningsPeter Jennings (1938-2005)

Aug 7 Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies of lung cancer at 67

  • Aug 8 Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Vertigo, Dallas, Caught), dies at 82
  • Aug 8 Ilse Werner [Ilse Charlotte Still], Dutch-German actress (Fernsehsender Paul Nipkow), dies at 84
  • Aug 9 Matthew McGrory, American actor (worlds's tallest actor at 7 ft 6 in), dies at 32
  • Aug 11 James Booth [David Geeves], British actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum), dies at 77
  • Aug 16 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), dies at 45
  • Aug 18 Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
  • Aug 18 Gao Xiumin, Chinese comedy actress (b. 1959)
  • Aug 23 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones; To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 78
  • Aug 25 Terence Morgan, British actor (Sir Francis Drake, Curse of the Mummy's Tomb), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Aug 26 Ed White, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1949)
  • Aug 28 Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
  • Aug 31 Michael Sheard, Scottish actor (The Empire Strikes Back), dies at 67
  • Sep 1 Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)

Bob DenverBob Denver (1935-2005)

Sep 2 American actor (Gilligan's Island, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis), dies of complications from treatment for cancer at 70 [1] [2]

  • Sep 7 Hope Garber, Canadian actress, dies at 81
  • Sep 14 Robert Wise, American Academy Award-winning film director (The Day the Earth Stood Still; West Side Story; The Sound Of Music), dies of heat failure at 91
  • Sep 15 Sidney Luft, American movie director, dies at 89
  • Sep 16 Constance Moore, American singer and actress (Buck Rogers; Show Business; Atlantic City), dies at 85
  • Sep 22 Johan "Joop" Doderer, Dutch actor (Swiebertje; My Fair Lady), dies at 84
  • Sep 23 Roger Brierley, English actor (b. 1935)
  • Sep 24 Thomas "Tommy" Bond, American actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), dies at 79
  • Sep 25 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • Sep 26 Michael Wittenberg, investment banker and husband of actress Bernadette Peters, dies in a Montenegro helicopter crash at 43
  • Sep 27 Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (A Família Trapo), dies at 76
  • Oct 2 Hamilton Camp, English-American actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), dies at 70
  • Oct 2 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), dies at 87
  • Oct 3 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), dies at 76
  • Oct 7 Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), dies at 56
  • Oct 9 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), dies of lung cancer at 92
  • Oct 16 "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • Oct 16 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), dies at 71
  • Oct 16 Ursula Howells, British actress (Hard Times, Girly, Murder is Announced), dies at 83
  • Oct 18 John Hollis, British actor (b. 1931)
  • Oct 21 Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress (Judging Amy), shot at 16
  • Oct 22 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)
  • Oct 23 William Hootkins, American actor, dies at 57
  • Oct 24 Robert Sloman, English screenwriter, dies at 79
  • Oct 28 Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor (b. 1929)
  • Oct 29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (Point Blank, Dynasty, Batman), dies of cancer at 81
  • Oct 31 Mary Wimbush, British actress (Oh! What a Lovely War, The Archers), dies at 81
  • Nov 1 (Lyle) "Skitch" Henderson, British-American pianist and orchestra leader (NBC Radio; NBC Television; New York Pops), dies at 87
  • Nov 1 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • Nov 4 Milt Holland [Milton Olshansky], American drummer, percussionist, ethno-musicologist, and tinkle-ist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle; Bewitched - Samantha's nose tinkle), dies at 88
  • Nov 4 Sheree North, American actress and singer, dies at 73
  • Nov 6 Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer, dies at 90
  • Nov 6 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, dies of leukemia at 38
  • Nov 7 Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
  • Nov 8 Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (Oi Kyries tis avlis), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • Nov 9 Avril Angers, British stand-up comedian and actress (Coronation Street, The Family Way), dies at 87
  • Nov 11 Keith Andes, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats), commits suicide at 85
  • Nov 11 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (Lion of the Dessert), dies at 75
  • Nov 13 Eddie Guerrero, Mexican pro wrestler (WWE Championship 2004; WWE Tag Team C'ship x 4), dies of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease at 38
  • Nov 16 Bob van Toll, Dutch actor and director (Pastorale 1943), dies at 62
  • Nov 16 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), dies at 92
  • Nov 17 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (Janosik), dies at 63
  • Nov 18 Harold J Stone, American actor (Spartacus, The Wrong Man), dies at 92
  • Nov 19 Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)
  • Nov 23 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), dies at 78
  • Nov 23 Constance Cummings, American-British Tony Award-winning stage (Wings; Long Day's Journey Into Night), and screen (Blithe Spirit; Glamour) actress, dies at 95
  • Nov 24 Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid), dies of kidney failure at 73
  • Nov 27 Jocelyn Brando, American actress (The Big Heat, Ugly American, China Venture), dies at 86
  • Nov 28 Marc Lawrence [Max Goldsmith], American character actor (Man With Golden Gun), dies of natural causes at 95
  • Nov 29 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies, Back to the Future), dies of breast cancer at 47
  • Nov 30 Jean Parker [Luise-Stephanie Zelinska], American actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women), dies of complications from a stroke at 90
  • Dec 1 Jack Colvin, American actor (Incredible Hulk), dies at 71
  • Dec 4 Gregg Hoffman, American film producer (b.1963)
  • Dec 8 Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (The Secret Agent's Blunder), dies at 90

Richard PryorRichard Pryor (1940-2005)

Dec 10 American Emmy and 5X Grammy Award-winning comedian (Live on the Sunset Strip), actor (Silver Streak; Stir Crazy), and screenwriter (Blazing Saddles), dies of a heart attack at 65

  • Dec 12 Annette Vadim, Danish actress (b. 1936)
  • Dec 12 Robert F. Newmyer, American film producer (b. 1946)
  • Dec 14 Trevanian [Rodney William Whitaker], American film scholar & author, dies at 74
  • Dec 16 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (b. 1937)
  • Dec 16 John Spencer, American actor (b. 1946)
  • Dec 17 Marc Favreau, French Canadian humourist, dies at 76
  • Dec 21 Myron Healey, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp), dies of ill health at 82
  • Dec 24 Michael Vale, American actor known for being Dunkin' Donuts mascot "Fred the Baker", dies at 83
  • Dec 26 Vincent Schiavelli, American actor, dies of cancer at 57