Deaths in Film & TV on February 1

  • 1922 William Desmond Taylor [Deane-Tanner], Irish director and actor (The Awakening, Broken Coin), murdered 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 and comedian (Navigator, Steamboat Bill Jr, The General), dies at 70
  • 1975 Richard Wattis, British actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl, The Man Who Knew Too Much), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • 1979 Mort Marshall [Mortimer Haig Lichtenstein], American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Dumplings), dies of coronary arrest 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 Ernest "Ern" Westmore, American 3rd generation make-up artist (Westmore family) and actor, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • 1987 Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (b. 1900)
  • 1988 Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (The French Connection), dies at 59
  • 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
  • 1994 Olan Soule, American actor (My 3 Sons, Captain Midnight, Arnie), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • 1997 Marjorie Reynolds [Goodspeed], American actress and dancer (Holiday Inn, Life of Riley), dies from congestive heart disease at 79
  • 1999 Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity. (b. 1943)
  • 2002 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), dies at 76
  • 2002 Nellie "Irish" McCalla, American actress and artist (Sheena Queen of Jungle), dies at 73
  • 2005 John Vernon, Canadian actor (b. 1932)
  • 2008 Shell Kepler [Michelle Alaine Kepler], American actress (General Hospital), dies from renal failure at 49
  • 2010 Jack Brisco, American professional wrestler, dies at 68
  • 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

Person of interestMaximilian Schell

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

  • 2015 Monty Oum, American Animator (RWBY), dies of an allergic reaction at 33