On This Day

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 2017

  • Jan 9 Teresa Ann Savoy, British actress in Italian films (Caligula; Salon Kitty), dies of cancer at 61
  • Jan 10 Tony Rosato, Italian-born Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), dies at 63
  • Jan 13 Dick Gautier, American stage and screen actor (Get Smart, Bye Bye Birdie), dies at 85
  • Jan 15 Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Fijian-born American professional wrestler, dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Miguel Ferrer, American actor (Robocop, NCIS LA), dies of cancer at 61
  • Jan 23 Gorden Kaye, British actor (Allo Allo), dies at 75

Mary Tyler Moore

Jan 25 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show; The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Ordinary People), dies at 80

  • Jan 25 John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), dies at 77
  • Jan 26 Barbara Hale, American actress (Della Street in Perry Mason), dies at 94
  • Jan 26 Mike Connors [Krekor Ohanian], American actor (Mannix), dies at 91
  • Jan 27 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (Hiroshima Mon Amour), dies at 89
  • Jan 27 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director, dies at 89
  • Feb 6 Alec McCowen, English actor (Frenzy), dies at 91
  • Feb 6 "Professor" Irwin Corey, American comedian (Car Wash, Doc), dies at 102
  • Feb 7 Richard Hatch, American actor (Battlestar Galactica), dies of cancer at 71
  • Feb 13 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, dies at 93
  • Feb 17 Magnus Wenninger, American mathematician and author of Polyhedron models, dies at 97
  • Feb 17 Warren Frost, American actor (Twin Peaks, Matlock, Seinfeld), dies at 91
  • Feb 25 Bill Paxton, American actor (True Lies; Twister; Big Love), dies from surgical complications at 61
  • Mar 6 Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), dies at 84
  • Mar 21 Chuck Barris, american TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), dies at 87
  • Mar 23 Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, A Cold Wind in August), dies at 92
  • Mar 26 Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), dies at 69
  • Mar 28 Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips), dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Ronald Hines, British actor (Not in Front of the Children, Pack of Lies), dies at 87
  • Mar 28 Janine Sutto, French Canadian actress and comedian (Guide de la petite vengeance), dies of natural causes at 95
  • Apr 6 Don Rickles, American comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), dies at 90
  • Apr 7 Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor (Jewel in Crown, King Charles III), dies at 70
  • Apr 9 Peter Hansen, American actor (General Hospital, The War of the Roses), dies at 95
  • Apr 15 Clifton James, American actor (Live and Let Die, Silver Streak), dies at 96
  • Apr 22 Erin Moran, American actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi), dies at 56
  • Apr 22 Norman T. Hatch, American oscar-winning marine cinematographer during WWII (With the Marines at Tarawa), dies at 96
  • Apr 24 Don Gordon [Donald Guadagno], American actor (Bullitt, Papillon), dies at 90
  • Apr 26 Jonathan Demme, American film director (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), dies at 73
  • Apr 27 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), dies at 70
  • May 1 Janet Pilgrim, American early playmate model for Playboy (July 1955, Dec 1955, Oct 1956), dies at 82
  • May 2 Vincent Baggetta, American actor (Lou-Chicago Story), dies at 72
  • May 3 Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale: Lord Jim), and singer, dies at 74
  • May 3 Lukas Ammann, Swiss actor (Graf Yoster; Day of Anger; Class Reunion; Palace Hotel), dies of complications from surgery at 104
  • May 9 Michael Parks, American actor (Tusk, Then Came Bronson), dies at 77
  • May 10 Geoffrey Bayldon, British stage and screen actor (Catweazle; Worzel Gummidge - "Crowman"), dies at 93
  • May 14 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer (Sopranos), Chairman of Paramount Pictures, dies of cancer at 59
  • May 14 Powers Boothe, American Actor (Sin City, Deadwood), dies at 68
  • May 20 Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • May 22 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), dies at 93

Roger Moore

May 23 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), dies at 89

  • May 28 John Noakes, British TV presenter, dies at 83
  • May 30 Elena Verdugo, American actress (Little Giant, Cavalier of the West), dies at 92
  • Jun 2 Peter Sallis, British actor (Wallace and Gromit, Last of the Summer Wine), dies at 96
  • Jun 3 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), dies at 87
  • Jun 9 Adam West [William West Anderson], American actor (Batman, Last Precinct) dies from leukemia at 88
  • Jun 13 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, dies of complications of hepatitis C. at 75
  • Jun 15 Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor named a People's Artist of the USSR (1976) and a Hero of Socialist Labour (1989), dies at 88
  • Jun 16 Stephen Furst, American actor (Animal House, St. Elsewhere) dies from diabetes complications at 63
  • Jun 16 John G. Avildsen, American film director (Rocky, The Karate Kid), dies of cancer at 81
  • Jun 19 Brian Cant, British stage and screen actor and children's television presenter (Play School, 1964-85), dies at 83
  • Jun 22 Norman Ayrton, English actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK), dies at 92
  • Jun 25 Bill Dana [William Szathmary], American comedian, characters actor (José Jiménez) and screenwriter (The Nude Bomb, The Bill Dana Show), dies at 92
  • Jun 25 George "Skip" Homeier, American actor (Boys Ranch, Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns), dies of spinal myelopathy at 86
  • Jul 1 Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, dies at 75
  • Jul 8 Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress (Indian Fighter), dies at 82
  • Jul 8 Nelsan Ellis, American actor (True Blood), dies of complications from heart failure at 39
  • Jul 15 Martin Landau, American actor (Ed Wood; North By Northwest; Mission Impossible; Space 1999), dies at 89

George A. Romero

Jul 16 George A. Romero, American Canadian filmmaker "Father of the Zombie Film" (Night of the Living Dead), dies at 77

  • Jul 18 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor (Meatballs), dies at 74
  • Jul 21 John Heard, American actor (Home Alone, Cat People, Big), dies at 71
  • Jul 25 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, dies at 90
  • Jul 25 Hywel Bennett, Welsh, actor (Family Way, Shelley), dies at 73
  • Jul 26 June Foray, American voice actress (Rocky the Flying Squirrel; Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who), dies at 99
  • Jul 27 Sam Shepard Ill, American actor and playwright (Frances; Crimes of the Heart), dies at 73
  • Jul 31 Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), dies at 89
  • Aug 3 Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), dies at 91
  • Aug 3 Ty Hardin [Orison Hungerford Jr.], American actor (Riptide, Bronco), dies at 87

Glen Campbell

Aug 8 Glen Campbell, American Grammy Award-winning country-pop singer ("By The Time I Get to Phoenix"; "Wichita Lineman"; "Rhinestone Cowboy"), session guitarist (The Beach Boys; Elvis Presley; The Monkees; Phil Specter), television personality (The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour), and actor (True Grit), dies at 81

  • Aug 8 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (The Music Man), dies at 89
  • Aug 18 Zoe Laskari, Greek actress, dies at 72
  • Aug 19 Dick Gregory, American comedian, civil rights activist and dietician (Bahamian Diet), dies of heart failure at 84

Jerry Lewis

Aug 20 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), dies at 91

  • Aug 21 Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director (Ki Je Kori, Chandranath), dies at 75
  • Aug 24 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), dies of cancer at 69
  • Aug 31 Richard Anderson, American actor (Oscar Goldman- The 6 Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman television series), dies at 91
  • Sep 1 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), dies at 78
  • Sep 2 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), dies at 90
  • Sep 10 Harry Landers [Sorokin], American actor (Star Trek, Ben Casey, Drive a Crooked Road), dies at 96
  • Sep 13 Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Sep 15 Harry Dean Stanton, American actor (Lucky; Alien; Cool Hand Luke; The Godfather Part II), musician, and singer ,dies at 91
  • Sep 17 Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, American pro wrestling manager, colour commentator and wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), dies of throat cancer at 72
  • Sep 19 Bernie Casey, American actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop), dies at 78
  • Sep 25 Anthony "Tony" Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair (Till Death Us Do Part), dies at 85
  • Sep 27 Anne Jeffreys [Annie Carmichael], American singer and actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital), dies at 94
  • Sep 28 Chuck Low, American actor (Goodfellas; Once Upon a Time in America), dies at 89
  • Sep 30 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), dies at 96
  • Sep 30 Elizabeth Baur, American actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), dies at 69
  • Oct 9 Jean Rochefort, French actor (Man on the Train, The Artist and the Model), dies at 87
  • Oct 16 Sean Hughes, Irish stand-up comedian, writer and actor, dies at 51
  • Oct 16 Roy Dotrice, British actor (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Amadeus) and narrator (A Song of Ice and Fire), dies at 94
  • Oct 24 Robert Guillaume [Williams], American actor (Rafiki- The Lion King, Sports Night, Benson, Soap), dies at 89
  • Oct 25 Jack Bannon, American actor (Art in Lou Grant, Trauma Center), dies at 77
  • Nov 9 John Hillerman, American actor (Magnum PI, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), dies at 84
  • Nov 12 Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), dies at 94
  • Nov 13 Janet Lupo, American model, dies at 67
  • Nov 16 Ferdie Pacheco, American physician (cornerman for Mohammad Ali) and boxing analyst (NBC, Showtime), dies at 89
  • Nov 17 Earle Hyman, American stage and screen actor (The Cosby Show - "Russell Huxtable"; ThunderCats; Coriolanus), dies at 91
  • Nov 19 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show; Royal Family), dies at 86
  • Nov 21 David Cassidy, American singer and actor (Keith-Partridge Family), dies at 67
  • Nov 21 Rodney Bewes, English actor (The Likely Lads), dies at 79
  • Nov 25 Rance Howard, American actor (Splash, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), dies at 89
  • Nov 28 Shadia [Fatmah Ahmed Kamal Shaker], Egyptian actress ("Al Maraa Al Maghoula" (The Unknown Woman)), and singer ("Ya Habibti Ya Masr" (Oh Egypt, My Love)), dies from respiratory failure at 86
  • Nov 30 Jim Nabors, American comedian, actor (The Andy Griffith Show; Gomer Pyle, USMC), and singer ("Back Home Again in Indiana"), dies from health complications at 87
  • Dec 4 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), dies from a chest infection at 79
  • Dec 4 Christine Keeler, British model and showgirl (Profumo affair), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 75
  • Dec 5 Johnny Hallyday [Jean-Philippe Smet], French singer and actor known as the "Elvis Presley of France," dies from lung cancer at 74
  • Dec 11 Keith Chegwin, English television presenter & actor, dies at 60
  • Dec 15 Heinz Wolff, German-born British scientist and TV/ radio presenter (BBC series "The Great Egg Race"), dies from heart failure at 89
  • Dec 21 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Dec 24 Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music; Piranha), dies of cancer at 68
  • Dec 28 Rose Marie [Mazzetta], American actress, comedienne and singer (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Sally"; The Doris Day Show), dies at 94
  • Dec 29 Peggy Cummins [Augusta Fuller], Welsh-born Irish actress (Gun Crazy, Curse of the Demon), dies at 92