Deaths in Film & TV on February 1

  • 1922 William Desmond Taylor, director/actor (Broken Coin), dies at 49
  • 1959 Madame Sul-To-Wan, [Conley], actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 85
  • 1966 William Harrigan, American actor (Invisible Man, Girl in 419), dies at 71
  • 1966 Buster Keaton, American actor (Navigator, Steamboat Bill Jr, The General), dies at 70
  • 1975 Richard Wattis, actor (Dick & Duchess, Liberace), dies at 62
  • 1979 Mort Marshall, actor (Cully-Dumplings), dies at 60
  • 1980 Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • 1980 Romolo Valli, actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54
  • 1981 Wanda Hendrix, American actress (Sierra, Ride the Pink Horse), dies at 52
  • 1986 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)
  • 1987 Erin Westmore, makeup artist (Hollywood Backstage), dies at 82
  • 1987 Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (b. 1900)
  • 1991 Carol Dempster, actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
  • 1991 James G MacDonald, cartoon voice (Mickey Mouse), dies at 84
  • 1992 George Berkeley, actor (Life Stinks, Capts & Kings), dies at 70
  • 1999 Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity. (b. 1943)
  • 2002 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (b. 1925)
  • 2005 John Vernon, Canadian actor (b. 1932)
  • 2008 Shell Kepler [Michelle Alaine Kepler], American actress (General Hospital), dies from renal failure at 49
  • 2012 Don Cornelius, American television host, commits suicide by gunshot at 75
  • 2013 Sir Paul Holmes, New Zealand media broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62

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2014 Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, The Pedestrian), dies at 83