Deaths in Film & TV on February 21

  • 1951 Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Potasch & Perlemoer, Boefje), dies at 63
  • 1976 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
  • 1980 Chester Lauck, American actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live), dies at 78
  • 1985 Ina Claire, actress/comedienne (3 Bdwy Girls), dies of stroke at 89
  • 1985 Louis Hayward, British-American actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • 1991 Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point), dies at 47
  • 1992 Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress (Eva Jessye Choir), dies at 97
  • 2002 John Thaw, English actor (Inspector Morse), dies of cancer at 60
  • 2002 Harold Pruett, American actor (Sybil, Embrace of the Vampire), dies of a drug overdose at 32
  • 2005 Eugene Scott, American religious broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 2008 Ben Chapman, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2012 Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive, dies at 89
  • 2015 Bruce Sinofsky, American documentary film director (Brother's Keeper), dies at 58 from diabetes complications