Deaths in Film & Television in 2007

  • Jan 1 A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • Jan 2 Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 4 Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)
  • Jan 4 Helen Hill, American independent filmmaker (b. 1970)
  • Jan 7 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, dies at 77
  • Jan 8 Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (10 Commandments, Lily-Munsters), dies at 84
  • Jan 10 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (b. 1912)
  • Jan 11 Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
  • Jan 14 Darlene Conley, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), dies at 72
  • Jan 14 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (What's My Line?, United Kingdom), dies at 83
  • Jan 16 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), dies of a stroke at 71
  • Jan 17 Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
  • Jan 19 Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, American professional wrestler, dies of a drug overdose at 45
  • Jan 22 Liz Renay [Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins], American actress (Desperate Living), dies at 80
  • Jan 24 Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)
  • Jan 27 Tige Andrews, American character actor (Mod Squad, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor), dies of cardiac arrest at 86
  • Jan 27 Bob Carroll, American screen writer (I Love Lucy, Stage Two Revue, Stranger), dies at 88
  • Jan 28 Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (b. 1978)
  • Jan 30 Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)

Person of interestSidney Sheldon

Jan 30 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), dies of pneumonia at 89

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • Jan 31 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), dies at 82
  • Feb 2 Vijay Arora, Indian film and television actor (b. 1944)
  • Feb 4 Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)
  • Feb 6 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], Italian-American singer, songwriter, and actor (Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide), dies of heart failure at 93
  • Feb 8 Anna Nicole Smith, Playboy playmate and tabloid fixture dies suddenly at 39
  • Feb 9 Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
  • Feb 10 Ned Austin, American character actor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 10 Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (b. 1980)
  • Feb 12 Randy Stone, American actor and casting director (b. 1958)
  • Feb 13 Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
  • Feb 14 Ryan Larkin, Canadian animated filmmaker. (b. 1943)
  • Feb 14 Lee Patterson, Canadian actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World), dies of congestive heart failure at 77
  • Feb 15 Walker Edmiston, American actor (Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, The Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 81
  • Feb 17 Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • Feb 19 Janet Blair [Martha Janet Lafferty], American singer and actress (Leave it to the Girls, Smith Family), dies of pneumonia at 85
  • Feb 20 Mike Awesome, Pro Wrestler (b. 1965)
  • Feb 20 Derek Waring [Barton-Chapple], British actor (Z-Cars, Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country), dies at 79
  • Feb 24 Bruce Bennett, American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies from complications of a broken hip at 100
  • Mar 1 Eddy Firestone, American radio, television, and film actor (Mixed Doubles), dies of respiratory and heart failure at 86
  • Mar 6 Allen Coage (aka "Bad News Brown", "Bad News Allen"), American professional wrestler and judoka (b. 1943)
  • Mar 8 John Inman, English actor (b. 1935)
  • Mar 8 Viky Vanita, Greek actress (b. 1948)
  • Mar 10 Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • Mar 10 Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • Mar 11 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), dies of colon cancer a 86
  • Mar 13 Arnold Skaaland, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • Mar 14 Gareth Hunt, English actor (b. 1943)
  • Mar 19 Calvert DeForest, American actor (b. 1921)
  • Mar 29 Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (b. 1934)
  • Apr 4 Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1941)
  • Apr 4 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (b. 1927)

  • Apr 6 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (L'imperatore di Capri), dies at 90
  • Apr 7 Barry Nelson, American actor (Airport), dies at 89
  • Apr 11 Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), dies at 81
  • Apr 13 Don Selwyn, Māori actor and film director (b. circa 1936)
  • Apr 17 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, dies at 96
  • Apr 19 Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (b. 1932)
  • Apr 26 Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive, dies at 85
  • Apr 28 Robert "Dabbs" Greer, American actor (Gunsmoke, The Green Mile, Little House on Prairie), dies of a kidney and heart ailment at 90
  • Apr 29 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor and stand-up comedian (Mot i brøstet, Olsen-banden), dies of heart failure at 85
  • Apr 30 Tom Poston, American actor (Newhart, Mork & Mindy, Steve Allen Show, Newhart), dies from respiratory failure at 85
  • Apr 30 Gordon Scott [Werschkul], American actor (Tarzan series), dies at 80
  • May 2 Brad McGann, New Zealand film director and screenwriter (b. 1964)
  • May 3 Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician (b. 1932)
  • May 6 Curtis Harrington, American film director (b. 1926)
  • May 12 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), dies at 70
  • May 15 Yolanda King, American actress and activist, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1955)
  • May 18 Yoyoy Villame, Philippine novelty singer and movie actor (b. 1932)
  • May 25 Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian and gameshow panelist (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies at 76
  • May 27 Gretchen Wyler, American actress (b. 1932)
  • May 30 Jean-Claude Brialy, French actor and author (b. 1933)
  • Jun 4 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (b. 1940)
  • Jun 10 Augie Auer, Meteorologist and television presenter (b. 1940)
  • Jun 11 Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers, American actress (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wild Wild West), dies of leukaemia at 75
  • Jun 12 Don Herbert, American scientist and TV host (Watch Mr Wizard), dies at 89
  • Jun 15 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), dies of an overdose at 49
  • Jun 16 Mikhail Kononov, Soviet actor (b. 1940)
  • Jun 18 Bernard Manning, British comedian (b. 1930)
  • Jun 19 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, dies of pneumonia at 88
  • Jun 22 Nancy Benoit, former professional wrestling valet (b. 1964)
  • Jun 24 Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • Jun 27 William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
  • Jun 29 Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • Jun 29 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jul 2 Git Gay [Birgit Carp], Swedish revue director, actress and singer (Git Gay Show, Ge mig en lektion i kärlek), dies at 85
  • Jul 5 Kerwin Mathews, American actor (b. 1926)
  • Jul 9 Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
  • Jul 18 George Caiazzo, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 20 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Jul 22 Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)
  • Jul 23 Tor Kamata, American/Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1937)
  • Jul 24 Chaney Kley, American Actor (b. 1972)
  • Jul 26 John Normington, English actor (b. 1937)
  • Jul 27 Lucky Grills, Australian actor (b. 1928)
  • Jul 28 Karl Gotch, Belgian professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Jul 29 Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)
  • Jul 29 Michel Serrault, French actor (Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud, La Cage aux Folles), dies at 79
  • Jul 29 Tom Snyder, American television personality (The Tomorrow Show), dies at 71
  • Jul 30 Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)

Person of interestIngmar Bergman

Jul 30 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (Cries & Whispers), dies at 89

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • Aug 2 Kay Dotrice [Katherine Newman], British actress (Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Aug 7 Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
  • Aug 8 Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • Aug 10 Tony Wilson, British music personality and broadcaster (b. 1950)
  • Aug 12 Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator (b. 1925)
  • Aug 13 Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
  • Aug 16 The Missing Link, professional wrestler (b. 1939)
  • Aug 23 Robert Symonds, American actor and associate director of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, dies at 80
  • Aug 24 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), dies of cancer at 64
  • Aug 26 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, dies at 72
  • Aug 27 Emma Penella, Spanish actress, dies at 76
  • Aug 28 Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (Katsumi-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father), dies at 78
  • Aug 31 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1928)
  • Sep 2 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (Frankie Darro, The Cisco), dies at 83
  • Sep 3 Steve Ryan, American actor (b. 1947)
  • Sep 6 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), dies of kidney failure at 89

Person of interestJane Wyman

Sep 10 Jane Wyman, American actress (The Yearling & Johnny Belinda), dies of natural causes at 90

Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman
  • Sep 15 Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress and Match Game panelist (b. 1924)
  • Sep 21 Alice Ghostley, American singer and actress (Bewitched, Designing Women), dies at 84
  • Sep 29 Lois Maxwell [Hooker], Canadian actress (Goldfinger, Dr. No, Miss Moneypenny), dies at 80
  • Oct 1 Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster, author and stage director (b. 1931)
  • Oct 2 George Grizzard, American Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor (Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica), dies at 79
  • Oct 9 Carol Bruce [Shirley Levy], American actress (Behind the Eight Ball, WKRP in Cincinnati), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 87
  • Oct 12 Lon "Lonny" Chapman, American actor (Investigator, For the People), dies from heart disease at 87
  • Oct 16 Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (From Here to Eternity, The King and I), dies at 86

Person of interestRobert Goulet

Oct 30 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • Nov 1 S. Ali Raza, Bollywood Screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • Nov 2 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
  • Nov 2 Henry Cele, South African Actor; best known for his onscreen portrayal of the legendary Shaka Zulu
  • Nov 4 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • Nov 6 Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)
  • Nov 10 Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson], American actress (Dr. KIldaire, Foreign Correspondent), dies at 87
  • Nov 16 Grethe Kausland, Norwegian actress and singer (b. 1947)
  • Nov 16 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author (b. 1946)
  • Nov 19 Dick Wilson, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Nov 21 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (All About My Mother), dies at 86
  • Nov 22 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer, 1st producer of Doctor Who, dies at 71
  • Nov 22 Reg Park, British bodybuilder (Mr Universe 1951, 58, 65), dies at 79
  • Nov 26 Mel Tolkin, television comedy writer (b. 1913)
  • Nov 27 Bill Moor [William Hendrickson Moor III], American actor (Kramer vs. Kramer, The Devil's Advocate, Hanky Panky), dies at 76
  • Dec 1 Anton Rodgers, British actor (b. 1933)
  • Dec 3 James Kemsley, Australian cartoonist and actor (b. 1948)
  • Dec 6 Katy French, Irish Supermodel and Socialite, dies at 24
  • Dec 11 Ashleigh Aston Moore, Canadian Actress (b. 1981)
  • Dec 13 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, American actor (b. 1936)
  • Dec 15 John Berg (actor), American actor (b. 1949)
  • Dec 18 Jack Linkletter, American television host, son of Art Linkletter (b. 1937)
  • Dec 22 Joe Ames, American singer and actor (The Ames Brothers Show), dies at 86
  • Dec 23 Michael Kidd, American film and stage choreographer (b. 1915)
  • Dec 27 Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Polish film director (b. 1922)
  • Dec 31 Bill Idelson, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Dec 31 Kathryn Ish, American actress (b. 1936)
  • Dec 31 Markku Peltola, Finnish actor and musician (b. 1956)