Deaths in Film & TV on February 20

  • 1803 Marie Dumesnil, French actress (IphigĂ©nie en Aulide), dies at 90
  • 1936 Max Schreck, German actor (Count Orlok-Nosferatu), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1958 Thurston Hall, American actor (Roaming Lady, In Society), dies at 75
  • 1962 Halliwell Hobbes, British actor (Gaslight, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies at 84
  • 1965 Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata's Gang, Madame DuBarry), dies at 85
  • 1968 Anthony Asquith, British film director (Court Martial), dies at 65
  • 1969 Jack Ingram, actor (Law of the West), dies of heart attack at 66
  • 1972 Walter Winchell, writer/actor (Dondi, Love & Hisses), dies at 74
  • 1973 Maurice Dallimore, British actor (The Collector, Me and My Girl), dies from Laennec's cirrhosis at 60
  • 1975 Lillian Fontaine, actress (Suddenly it's Spring), dies at 88
  • 1975 Robert Strauss, American actor (Stalag 17, The Seven Year Itch), dies from a stroke at 61
  • 1983 Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33
  • 1992 Dick York, American actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), dies of emphysema at 63
  • 1992 Joan Dixon, actress (Hot Lead, Bunco Squad, Gunplay), dies at 66
  • 1996 Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer, dies at 69
  • 1999 Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)
  • 2001 Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 2005 Sandra Dee, American actress (b. 1944)
  • 2005 John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), dies rom complications due of pneumonia at 88
  • 2006 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (ABC), dies at 86
  • 2007 Mike Awesome, Pro Wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 2007 Derek Waring [Barton-Chapple], British actor (Z-Cars, Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country), dies at 79
  • 2008 Emily Perry, English Actress (b. 1907)