Deaths in Film & Television in 2005

  • Jan 2 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, dies at 91
  • Jan 8 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (b. 1952)
  • Jan 9 Gonzalo Gavira, Mexican film sound technician (b. 1925)
  • Jan 10 Gene Baylos, American comedian (b. 1906)
  • Jan 10 Erwin Hillier, British cinematographer (b. 1911)
  • Jan 12 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- Mola Ram, Mr. India), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 72
  • Jan 13 Earl Cameron, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1915)
  • Jan 15 Deem Bristow, American video game voice actor (b. 1947)
  • Jan 15 Dan Lee, Canadian animator (b. 1969)
  • Jan 15 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), 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)

Person of interestJohnny Carson

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

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • Jan 28 Karen Lancaume, French actress (suicide) (b. 1973)
  • Jan 28 Jacques Villeret, French actor (b. 1951)

  • Jan 29 Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director, dies at 80
  • Feb 1 John Vernon, Canadian actor (b. 1932)
  • 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 Sandra Dee, American actress (b. 1944)
  • Feb 20 John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), dies rom complications due of pneumonia at 88
  • Feb 21 Eugene Scott, American religious broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Feb 22 Simone Simon, French actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love), dies from natural causes at 94
  • Feb 22 Lee Eun Ju, Korean actress (b. 1980)
  • Mar 4 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • Mar 6 Teresa Wright, American actress (Eleanor Gehrig-Pride of the Yankees), dies at 86
  • Mar 7 John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • Mar 7 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (b. 1950)
  • Mar 10 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (b. 1936)
  • 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 5 Debralee Scott, American actress (Cathy-Mary Hartman, Angie), dies at 52

  • Apr 8 Herbie Lovelle, America drummer, studio musician (Hot Lips Page) and actor (Law & Order), dies at 85
  • Apr 13 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (b. 1959)
  • 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 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), dies at 93
  • Apr 19 George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)
  • Apr 22 Norman Bird, UK character actor (b. 1920)
  • 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 Mason Adams, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Apr 26 Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss star of German cinema (The Last Bridge, Gervaise, Space 1999), dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Mason Adams, American actor (Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), dies at 86
  • Apr 28 Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1972)
  • Apr 29 William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (b. 1927)
  • Apr 29 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
  • May 12 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish singer and actress, dies 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 and bass singer (Tony the Tiger, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch), dies from prostate cancer at 91
  • May 25 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), dies at 75
  • May 25 Graham Kennedy, Australian television personality (b. 1934)

Person of interestEddie Albert

May 26 Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), 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)

Person of interestAnne Bancroft

Jun 6 Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American actress, director, screenwriter and singer (Graduate, Miracle Worker), dies from uterine cancer at 73

Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • 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 24 Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
  • 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 (b. 1915)
  • Jul 3 Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (b. 1914)
  • 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 Richard Eastham, American actor (Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Falcon Crest), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • Jul 10 Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
  • Jul 11 Gretchen Franklin, English actress (b. 1911)
  • Jul 17 Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • Jul 17 Gavin Lambert, British-American screenwriter (Inside Daisy Clover), dies at 80
  • 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, British Wrestling Announcer for WWE (b. 1928)
  • Jul 26 Betty Astell, British actress (b. 1912)
  • Jul 27 Marten Toonder, Dutch comic writer and cartoonist (Tom Puss), dies at 93
  • Aug 3 Kenny Baker, English actor (R2-D2, Time Bandits), dies of a heart attack at 72

Person of interestPeter Jennings

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

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • 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 (b. 1973)
  • 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, British actor (b. 1940)
  • Sep 1 Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)

Person of interestBob Denver

Sep 2 Bob Denver, American actor (Gilligan's Island), dies of complications from treatment for cancer at 70

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver
  • Sep 7 Hope Garber, Canadian actress, dies at 81
  • Sep 14 Robert Wise, American filmmaker (b. 1914)
  • 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, Amercan actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), dies at 79
  • Sep 25 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • Sep 27 Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (A Família Trapo), dies at 76
  • 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 (b. 1949)
  • 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, shot at 16
  • Oct 22 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)
  • Oct 23 William Hootkins, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 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 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • Nov 4 Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
  • Nov 6 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, dies of leukemia at 38
  • Nov 6 Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
  • 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 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (b. 1930)
  • Nov 11 Keith Andes, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats), commits suicide at 85
  • Nov 13 Eddie Guerrero, American/Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • 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 Constance Cummings, American-born British actress (b. 1910)
  • Nov 23 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), dies at 78
  • Nov 24 Pat Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid) dies aged 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 (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

Person of interestRichard Pryor

Dec 10 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), dies aged 65

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • Dec 12 Annette Vadim, Danish actress (b. 1936)
  • Dec 12 Robert F. Newmyer, American film producer (b. 1946)
  • 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 (b. 1948)