Deaths in Film & TV on February 23

  • 1930 Mabel Normand [Muriel Fortescue], American silent-film actress, director and comedienne (Mickey), dies of tuberculosis at 35

Stan LaurelStan Laurel (1890-1965)

English comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies of a heart attack at 74

  • 1969 Madhubala [Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi], Indian actress regarded as "The Venus of Indian Cinema", dies of a heart condition at 36
  • 1974 Florence Rice, American actress (Fast Company, Double Wedding, Riding on Air), dies from lung cancer at 67
  • 1974 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screenwriter, dies at 79
  • 1976 John Forest "Fuzzy" Knight, American stage and screen actor, noted as sidekick in Westerns (Oklahoma Annie; Cowboy & the Lady), dies at 74
  • 1987 Esmond Knight, British actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • 1992 Jacquelyn Hyde, American actress (Dark, House of Terror), dies at 61
  • 1993 Edwin Louis Battle, actor (Almost Blue, Chase), dies of stroke at 33
  • 1998 Philip Abbott, American character actor (The FBI, Sweet Bird of Youth), dies at 73
  • 2001 Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2004 Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and director (Der Arzt wider Willen), dies at 83
  • 2012 Bruce Surtees, American cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), dies at 74
  • 2016 (Hendricus) "Henk" Mochel, Dutch TV host (Rondom Tien), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 83
  • 2018 Lewis Gilbert, British director, producer and screenwriter (You Only Live Twice, Sink the Bismarck!), dies at 97
  • 2019 Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), dies at 89