Deaths in Film & TV on February 12

  • 1880 Karl von Holtei, Silesian actor, playwright and author (Die Vagabunden), dies at 82
  • 1929 Lillie Langtry [Emilie Charlotte Le Breton], American actress (His Neighbor's Wife), dies at 75
  • 1947 Sidney Toler, American actor, director and playwright (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight), dies at 72
  • 1955 Tom Moore, actor (Ladies be Seated, Majority Rules), dies at 71
  • 1965 Henry Kulky [Kulakowich], American actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Love Nest), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • 1969 Johanna Tourniaire, Dutch actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), dies at 80
  • 1971 George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86
  • 1976 Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
  • 1979 Jean Renoir, French film director and actor (Rules of the Game), dies at 84
  • 1980 Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
  • 1981 Jean Dixon, actress (Joy of Livng, You Only Live Once), dies
  • 1985 Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (Cheers, Family Plot, The Counterfeit Killer), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1986 Sid Stone, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
  • 1987 Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55
  • 1992 Dorothy Tree, actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Nazi Agent), dies
  • 2001 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer, dies at 88
  • 2005 Brian Kelly, American actor (Flipper, Straightaway), dies at 71
  • 2007 Randy Stone, American actor and casting director (b. 1958)
  • 2008 Oscar Brodney, American screenwriter (b. 1907)
  • 2011 Elizabeth "Betty" Garrett, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer (All in the Family), dies of an aortic aneurysm at 91
  • 2012 Zina Bethune, American actress, dies from hit and run at 66
  • 2012 David Kelly, Irish actor (Grandpa Joe-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), dies of pneumonia and lung cancer at 82
  • 2014 Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar, American comic actor and writer ("Your Show of Shows"), dies at 91
  • 2015 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), dies at 80