On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in March 2012

  • Mar 1 Jerome Courtland, American actor (Tonka, Tharus), dies at 85
  • Mar 2 Nydia Ecury, celebrated Afro-Dutch writer, translator and actress (Kantika pa Mama Tera), dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer (Star Wars, E.T.), dies at 82
  • Mar 3 Leonardo Cimino, Italian-American actor (The Monster Squad, V, Dune, Waterworld, Hudson Hawk), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 94
  • Mar 5 Philip Madoc, Welsh actor (The Life and Times of David Lloyd George), dies of cancer at 77
  • Mar 9 Peter Bergman, American Comedian, dies from leukemia at 72
  • Mar 14 Pierre Schoendoerffer, French Academy Award winning director and screenwriter (The Anderson Platoon), dies from surgical complications at 83
  • Mar 19 Israel "Ulu" Grosbard, Belgian-born American actor and director (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love), dies at 83
  • Mar 27 Warren Stevens, American actor (Richard Boone Show), dies from lung disease at 92
  • Mar 28 Harry Crews, American writer and actor (Indian Runner), dies from neuropathy at 76