On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in 2010

  • Jan 4 Donal Donnelly, Irish actor (The Godfather: Part III, Dead), dies of cancer at 78
  • Jan 8 Monica Maughan, Australian actor (b. 1933)
  • Jan 14 Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
  • Jan 21 Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
  • Jan 22 Jean Simmons, British actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls), dies at 80
  • Jan 22 James Mitchell, American dancer and actor (All My Children, Bloomer Girl), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • Jan 22 Johnny Seven [Fetto], American actor (Ironside, Amy Prentiss), dies at 83
  • Jan 24 Pernell Roberts, American actor (Adam-Bonanza, Trapper John MD), dies at 81
  • Jan 27 Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)
  • Feb 1 Jack Brisco, American pro wrestler (NWA World Heavyweight Champion 1973–75), dies from complications of open heart surgery at 68
  • Feb 3 Frances Reid, American actress (Days of Our Lives, The Andromeda Strain), dies at 95
  • Feb 5 Ian Carmichael, British actor (Private's Progress, I'm All Right Jack), dies at 89
  • Feb 16 Wan Chi Keung, Hong Kong soccer player and actor. (b. 1956)
  • Feb 17 Kathryn Grayson [Zelma Hedrick], American vocalist and actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate), dies of natural causes at 88
  • Feb 26 Richard Devon, American character actor (Magnum Force, Battle of Blood Island), dies at 83
  • Mar 1 Kristian Digby, British television presenter & director, dies at 32

  • Mar 4 Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
  • Mar 4 Nan Martin, American actress (b. 1927)
  • Mar 4 Roger Newman, British-born American actor and television writer (b. 1940)
  • Mar 4 Angelo Poffo, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • Mar 10 Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)
  • Mar 11 Merlin Olsen, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and actor (Father Murphy), dies of cancer at 69
  • Mar 14 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor (Mission Impossible, Airplane!, Stalag 17), dies from a heart attack at 83
  • Mar 18 Fess Parker, American actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller), dies at 85
  • Mar 24 Robert Culp, American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, and director (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), dies at 79
  • Mar 25 Pål Bang-Hansen, Norwegian film critic and television personality (b. 1937)
  • Mar 28 June Havoc Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, dies at 97
  • Mar 31 Shirley Mills, American actress (b. 1926)
  • Apr 1 John Forsythe, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 92
  • Apr 2 Chris Kanyon, American pro wrestler (WCW/WWF World Tag Team C'ship), dies from suicide at 40
  • Apr 6 Corin Redgrave, British actor (Excalibur, A Man For All Seasons), dies at 70
  • Apr 10 Dixie Carter, American actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night), dies at 70
  • Apr 12 Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)
  • Apr 12 Peter Haskell, American actor (Bracken's World, Rituals), dies at 75
  • May 1 Helen Wagner, American actress (Mister Peepers, As The World Turns), dies of natural causes at 91
  • May 2 Lynn Redgrave, British-American actress (Gods and Monsters, Georgy Girl), dies of cancer at 67

  • May 4 Zvonimir Levačić - Ševa, Croatian humorist and entertainer (b. 1943)
  • May 7 Adele Mara [Adelaida Delgado], American actress, singer and dancer (Cool Million, Wheels), dies at 87
  • May 9 Lena Horne, American singer & actress (Cabin in the Sky), dies at 92
  • May 23 Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (b. 1970)
  • May 24 Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (Lord Charles), dies at 79
  • May 24 Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937)
  • May 25 Michael H. Jordan, businessman and former CEO PepsiCo and CBS Corporation (b. 1936)
  • May 26 Jean Constantin, Romanian actor (b. 1928)
  • May 26 Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
  • May 27 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (b. 1929)
  • May 28 Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), dies at 42
  • May 28 Eddie Barth [Edward Bartholetti], American actor and voiceover artist nicknamed "Mr. Gravel" for his raspy vocals (Shaft, Simon & Simon), dies at 78

Person of interestDennis Hopper

May 29 Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider), dies at 74

Actor and Director Dennis Hopper
Actor and Director
Dennis Hopper
  • May 31 Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)
  • May 31 William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)
  • May 31 Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (b. 1942)
  • Jun 3 Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
  • Jun 6 Ladislav Smoljak, Czech director, actor and screenwriter (An Uncertain Season), dies of cancer at 78
  • Jun 7 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
  • Jun 13 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), dies at 81
  • Jun 15 Bekim Fehmiu, Yugoslavian actor (Black Sunday, Permission to Kill, Cagliostro), dies of suspected suicide at 74
  • Jun 18 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)
  • Jun 19 Ursula Thiess [Schmidt], German actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano), dies at 86
  • Jun 30 Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)
  • Jun 30 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Bobo, Big Sleep), dies at 80
  • Jul 1 Ilene Woods, American actress (b. 1929)
  • Jul 2 Laurent Terzieff, French actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), dies at 75
  • Jul 12 Buff Cobb [Patrizia Cobb Chapman], American actress and TV personality (Masquerade Party), dies at 82
  • Jul 16 James Gammon, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges), dies at 70
  • Jul 19 Cécile Aubry, French actress (The Black Rose), author (Belle et Sébastien), television screenwriter and director, dies at 81
  • Jul 23 Daniel Schorr, American broadcast journalist (CBS), dies at 93
  • Jul 25 Redford White, Filipino comedian (b. 1955)
  • Jul 27 Maury Chaykin, American-born Canadian actor (b. 1949)
  • Aug 1 Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director, dies at 100
  • Aug 7 Manon Alving, Dutch actress (The Assault, Short American), dies at 87

Person of interestPatricia Neal

Aug 8 Patricia Neal, American actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses) and wife of Roald Dahl, dies at 84

Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal
  • Aug 12 Paul Ryan Rudd, American stage and screen actor, dies at 70
  • Aug 13 Lance Cade, American pro wrestler (WWE Tag Team Champion [with Trevor Murdoch] 2005), dies from accidental drug overdose at 29
  • Aug 14 Abbey Lincoln [Anna Wooldridge], African-American civil rights activist, jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress (Nothing But a Man), dies at 80
  • Aug 15 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), dies at 89
  • Aug 21 Nancy Dolman, Canadian actress and comedienne (b. 1950)
  • Aug 24 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director, dies at 46
  • Aug 27 Luna Vachon, Professional Wrestler (b. 1962)
  • Aug 28 William P. Foster, notable band director and founder of the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University
  • Aug 30 Alain Corneau, French filmmaker (b. 1943)
  • Sep 3 Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian, dies after a car accident at 60
  • Sep 4 Paul Conrad, American cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), dies at 86
  • Sep 7 Glenn Shadix, American Actor (b. 1952)
  • Sep 11 Kevin McCarthy, American actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Death of a Salesman), dies of pneumonia at 96
  • Sep 11 Harold Gould, American character actor (The Sting, The Golden Girls, Rhoda, Big Bus), dies at 86
  • Sep 12 Claude Chabrol, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • Sep 25 Art Gilmore, American actor (b. 1912)

Person of interestGloria Stuart

Sep 26 Gloria Stuart, American actress dies from respiratory failure at 100

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart

Person of interestTony Curtis

Sep 29 Tony Curtis [Bernard Schwartz], American actor (Some Like It Hot), dies at 85

  • Sep 29 Greg Giraldo, American comedian (Comedy Central Roast) (b.1965)

  • Oct 4 Norman Wisdom, English comedian (Kraft Music Hall, Trouble In Store), dies at 95
  • Oct 5 Mary Leona Gage, American beauty pageant winner and actress (b. 1939)
  • Oct 6 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • Oct 6 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • Oct 7 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor (b. 1966)
  • Oct 14 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), dies of bowel cancer at 58
  • Oct 15 Johnny Sheffield, American actor (Boy-Tarzan Finds a Son), dies at 79
  • Oct 16 Barbara Billingsley, American actress (Leave it to Beaver), dies at 94
  • Oct 19 Tom Bosley, American actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote, Fiorello!), dies at 83
  • Oct 25 Lisa Blount, American actress and producer (b. 1957)
  • Oct 27 Denise Borino, American actress (b. 1964)
  • Oct 27 James Wall, American actor and stage manager (b. 1917)
  • Oct 28 James MacArthur, American actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), dies at 72
  • Oct 28 Gerard Kelly, Scottish actor (b. 1959)
  • Oct 29 George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker, dies at 47
  • Nov 1 Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer (Wheel of Fortune), dies of Congestive heart failure at 78
  • Nov 4 Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer (b. 1960)
  • Nov 5 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), dies of Leukemia at 66
  • Nov 10 Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)
  • Nov 11 Baby Marie Osborne, American actress (b. 1911)
  • Nov 11 William Edwin Self, American actor and television producer (b. 1921)
  • Nov 13 Luis García Berlanga, Spanish filmmaker (b. 1921)
  • Nov 16 Ronni Chasen, American film publicist (b. 1946)
  • Nov 21 Norris Church Mailer, American model and widow of Norman Mailer (b. 1949)
  • Nov 23 Ingrid Pitt, Polish-born British actress (b. 1937)
  • Nov 23 Joyce Howard, British film actress (b. 1922)
  • Nov 25 Peter Christopherson English musician and video director/designer (b. 1955)
  • Nov 26 Palle Huld, Danish actor (b. 1912)
  • Nov 28 Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (Spy Hard, Forbidden Planet, Naked Gun), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • Nov 29 Mario Monicelli, Italian film director (b. 1915)
  • Nov 29 Alfred Masini, American television producer (b. 1930)
  • Dec 2 Ron Santo, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9-time MLB All Star; 5-time Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), dies from bladder cancer at 70
  • Dec 5 Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1938)
  • Dec 5 Alan Armer, American television producer and director (b. 1922)
  • Dec 7 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (The Blue Lagoon, Crocodile Dundee II), dies at 82
  • Dec 14 Neva Patterson, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Taxi, Nichols), dies rom complications from a broken hip at 90
  • Dec 15 Blake Edwards, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), dies at 88
  • Dec 20 Steve Landesberg, American actor and comedian (b. 1945)
  • Dec 22 Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (b. 1921)
  • Dec 28 Billy Taylor, American jazz pianist (Birdland), orchestra leader (David Frost Show) and broadcaster (NPR), dies after a heart attack at 89 [1]
  • Dec 29 Bill Erwin, American actor (b. 1914)
  • Dec 30 Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (b. 1927)