Deaths in Film & TV on February 19

  • 1943 Lynne Overman, American actor (Reap the Wild Wind), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • 1952 Lawrence Grant [Percy Reginald], British actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 82
  • 1965 Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
  • 1968 Ralph Dunn, actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), dies at 65
  • 1968 Georg Hackenschmidt, Estonian professional wrestler (b. 1878)
  • 1969 Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1972 John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (b. 1898)
  • 1983 Alice White, actress (Employees' Entrance), dies at 78 of a stroke
  • 1985 George Holmes, actor (Man in the Trunk), dies at 66
  • 1986 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), dies at 63
  • 1986 Paul Stewart, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), dies at 77
  • 1991 Peggy Mondo, actress (Who's Minding the Store), dies at 50
  • 1993 Michael Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
  • 1994 Derek Jarman, actor and director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
  • 1996 Brenda Bruce, actress (December Bride, Nightmare), dies at 77
  • 1997 Leo Rosten, writer/humourist (Joys of Yiddish), dies at 88
  • 2001 Stanley Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), dies at 87
  • 2007 Janet Blair, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (b. 1945)