On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on February 11

  • 1961 Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor and director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
  • 1968 Howard Lindsay, American playwright, actor and director (State of the Union), dies at 78
  • 1969 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), dies at 48
  • 1974 Anna Q Nilsson, actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
  • 1976 Alice Allen, actress (Call of the Hills), dies
  • 1976 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • 1976 Lee J. Cobb [Leo Jacoby], American actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • 1982 Eleanor Powell, American actress and tap dancer (Born to Dance, Born to Dance), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1982 Takashi Shimura, Japans actor (Rashomon, 7 Samurais), dies at 76
  • 1982 Victor Jory, Canadian actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), dies at 79
  • 1985 Heinz Roemheld, American film composer (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Ruby Gentry), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1985 Henry Hathaway, actor and director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86
  • 1989 George O'Hanlon, american actor and director (Bop Girl, Zamba), dies at 71
  • 1992 Raymond "Ray" Danton, American actor and director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), dies at 60
  • 1993 Joy Garrett, American actress (Jo Johnson-Days of Our Lives), dies of liver failure at 47
  • 1994 William Conrad [John Cann], American actor (The Killers, Bullwinkle Show, Cannon), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • 1994 Sorrell Booke, American actor (Boss Hogg in Dukes of Hazard), dies of colorectal cancer at 64
  • 1996 Phil Regan, American actor (Las Vegas Night, Dames, Housewife), dies at 88
  • 1997 Don Porter, actor (Gidget), dies at 84
  • 2002 Barry Foster, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 2006 Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler, dies at 79

Person of interestWhitney Houston

2012 Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48

  • 2015 Bob Simon, American TV correspondent (CBS, 60 Minutes), dies after a car crash at 73
  • 2018 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), dies at 89