Actors and Actresses Who Died in 2007

  • Jan 1 A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist & screenwriter, dies at 98
  • Jan 2 Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor, dies at 69
  • Jan 4 Helen Hill, American independent filmmaker (b. 1970)
  • Jan 4 Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)
  • Jan 7 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, dies at 77
  • Jan 8 Iwao Takamoto, American animator (b. 1925)
  • Jan 8 Yvonne De Carlo [Middleton], Canadian-American actress (10 Commandments; The Munsters-Lily), dies of heart failure at 84
  • Jan 10 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago), dies at 94
  • Jan 11 Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
  • Jan 13 Doyle Holly, American comedian and musician (Buckaroos), dies at 70
  • Jan 14 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (What's My Line?, United Kingdom), dies at 83
  • Jan 14 Darlene Conley, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), dies at 72
  • Jan 16 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), dies of a stroke at 71
  • Jan 17 Art Buchwald, American columnist and author (The Washington Post), dies at 81
  • 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 Bob Carroll, American screenwriter (I Love Lucy, Stage Two Revue, Stranger), dies at 88
  • Jan 27 Tige Andrews, American character actor (Mod Squad, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor), dies of cardiac arrest at 86
  • Jan 28 Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (b. 1978)
  • Jan 30 Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)

Sidney SheldonSidney Sheldon (1917-2007)

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

  • 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 ("Till There Was You") and actress (They Call Me MR. Tibbs), dies of throat cancer at 72
  • Feb 6 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], American singer ("Jezebel"; "Rawhide"; "Blazing Saddles"), songwriter ("We'll Be Together Again"), and actor (Bring Your Smile Along), dies of heart failure at 93

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith (1967-2007)

Feb 8 American model, Playboy playmate (May 1992, Playmate of the Year 1993) and tabloid fixture, dies of a prescription drug overdose at 39

  • Feb 9 Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards), dies in his sleep of a great attack at 72 [1]
  • Feb 10 Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (b. 1980)
  • Feb 10 Ned Austin, American character actor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 12 Randy Stone, American actor and casting director (b. 1958)
  • Feb 13 Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
  • Feb 14 Lee Patterson, Canadian actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World), dies of congestive heart failure at 77
  • Feb 14 Ryan Larkin, Canadian animated filmmaker. (b. 1943)
  • 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 Derek Waring [Barton-Chapple], British actor (Z-Cars, Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country), dies at 79
  • Feb 20 Mike Awesome, Pro Wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 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 3 Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian cartoonist and creator of "La Linea" animated cartoons, dies at 87
  • Mar 4 Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (Daily Mail), and broadcaster, dies of cancer at 75
  • Mar 4 Richard Joseph, British computer and video game soundtrack composer, dies of lung cancer at 53
  • Mar 8 John Inman, English actor (Mr. Humphries-Are You Being Served?), dies at 71
  • Mar 8 Viky Vanita, Greek actress (b. 1948)
  • Mar 10 Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • Mar 10 Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • 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 comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), dies at 85
  • Mar 29 Calvin Lockhart [Bert Cooper], Bahamian-American stage and actor (Cotton Goes to Harlem), dies from stroke complications at 72
  • Apr 4 Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1941)
  • Apr 4 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist, dies at 80
  • 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 actorand film director, dies at 71
  • Apr 17 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, dies at 96
  • Apr 19 Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (Trout), dies at 74
  • Apr 26 Jack Valenti, American political advisor & 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 Gordon Scott [Werschkul], American actor (Tarzan series), dies at 80
  • Apr 30 Tom Poston, American actor (Newhart, Mork & Mindy, Steve Allen Show, Newhart), dies from respiratory failure at 85
  • 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 6 Đorđe Novković, Croatian pop singer-songwriter (Pro Arte), and television personality (Hrvatski Idol), dies at 63
  • 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 & movie actor, dies at 74
  • May 20 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer, coach, broadcaster (British Open 1948 3rd), dies at 93
  • 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, dancer (Silk Stockings), and animal rights activist, dies at 75
  • May 30 Jean-Claude Brialy, Algerian actor and director (Églantine, Circle of Love, Cousins), dies of cancer at 74
  • Jun 2 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese pianist, composer and arranger for film, anime, and video games, dies of liver cancer at 58
  • Jun 4 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (Zorba the Greek), dies at 66
  • Jun 10 Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist and television presenter, dies at 67
  • Jun 11 Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers, American actress (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wild Wild West), dies of leukemia 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, dies at 76
  • 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 19 El Fary, Spanish singer and actor, dies at 69
  • 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 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jun 29 Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • 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 4 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician ("Gözlerin"/ "Your Eyes"), and actor (My Lying Lover), dies of injuries sustained in a car accident at 28
  • 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 Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), dies at 80
  • Jul 20 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Jul 22 Laszlo Kovacs, Hungarian-born cinematographer (b. 1933)
  • 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 Michel Serrault, French actor (Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud, La Cage aux Folles), dies at 79
  • Jul 29 Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)
  • Jul 29 Tom Snyder, American television and radio interviewer (The Tomorrow Show, 1973-82), and news anchor (NBC Weekend News), dies of complications from leukemia at 71

Ingmar BergmanIngmar Bergman (1918-2007)

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

  • Jul 30 Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (Red Dessert, Blowup), dies at 94
  • 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, record label owner and radio broadcaster, dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Aug 11 Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker (Der Bockerer), dies at 94
  • Aug 12 Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator, dies at 82
  • Aug 13 Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)

Phil RizzutoPhil Rizzuto (1917-2007)

Aug 13 American Baseball HOF shortstop (5 x MLB All-Star; 7 x World Series; AL MVP 1950; NY Yankees) and broadcaster (WCBS radio, WPIX-TV), dies at 89

  • 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 30 Roef Ragas, Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch), dies at 42
  • Aug 31 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler, dies at 79
  • Sep 2 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (Frankie Darro, The Cisco), dies at 83
  • Sep 6 Percy Rodriguez [Rodrigues], Canadian actor (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Brainwaves), dies of kidney failure at 89

Jane WymanJane Wyman (1917-2007)

Sep 10 American Academy Award-winning actress (Johnny Belinda; Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, dies of natural causes at 90

  • Sep 12 Phil Frank, American cartoonist (Farley, The Elderberries comics), dies at 64
  • Sep 15 Brett Somers [Audrey Johnston], Canadian-American actress (The Odd Couple - "Blanche Madison"), and TV personality (Match Game), dies of cancer at 83
  • Sep 15 Gordon "Specs" Powell, American jazz and studio drummer and percussionist (Red Norvo; Teddy Wilson; CBS Orchestra, 1943-72), dies of kidney disease at 85
  • Sep 21 Alice Ghostley, American stage and screen actress (Bewitched, 1969-72 - "Esmeralda"; Designing Women, 1986-93 - "Bernice"), and singer dies of colon cancer and stroke complications at 84
  • Sep 22 Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (Bip the Clown; Silent Movie), 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 - "Mother Carlson"), 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, British actress (From Here to Eternity; The King and I; An Affair To Remember), dies from the effects of Parkinson's disease at 86

Robert GouletRobert Goulet (1933-2007)

Oct 30 American Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, stage and screen actor (Camelot - ""If Ever I Would Leave You"), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73

  • Nov 1 S. Ali Raza, Bollywood Screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • Nov 2 The Fabulous Moolah [Mary Lillian Ellison], American professional wrestler (World Champion, 1956-83), dies from a heart attack at 84
  • Nov 4 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • Nov 6 Hilda Braid, English actress (Eastenders), dies at 78
  • 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, dies at 61
  • Nov 19 Dick Wilson, British-American actor, dies at 91
  • Nov 21 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (All About My Mother), dies at 86
  • Nov 22 Reg Park, British bodybuilder (Mr Universe 1951, 58, 65), dies at 79
  • Nov 22 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer, 1st producer of Doctor Who, dies at 71
  • Nov 26 Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian television comedy writer, dies at 94
  • 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 (May to December), dies at 74
  • Dec 2 Henry Cele, South African actor (Shaka Zulu), dies at 66
  • 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 child actress (Now and Then), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • Dec 13 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, American actor (b. 1936)
  • Dec 15 John Berg, American actor (Star Trek: Nemesis), takes his own life at 58
  • Dec 18 Jack Linkletter, American TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), dies at 70
  • 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 (The Man Without A Past), and art-rock bassist and singer (Motelli Skronkle), dies at 51