Deaths in Film & TV on February 24

  • 1933 Spottiswoode Aitken, Scottish actor (The Birth of a Nation, The Avenging Conscience), dies at 65
  • 1964 Frank Conroy, British actor (Midnight Mary, Threat), dies at 73
  • 1967 Franz Waxman [Wachsmann], German-American film score composer (Rebecca; Sunset Boulevard; A Place In The Sun), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1969 Kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1970 Conrad Nagel, American actor (All That Heaven Allows, Celebrity Time), dies at 72
  • 1973 Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • 1976 H. Allen Smith, American humorist and author (Low Man on Totem Pole), dies at 69
  • 1976 Julian Rivero, American actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), dies at 85
  • 1982 Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
  • 1991 George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71
  • 1991 Jean Rogers, actress (Flash Gordon, Hot Cargo), dies at 74

Dinah ShoreDinah Shore (1917-1994)

American singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), actress and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show; Nabisco DS Championship), dies of ovarian cancer at 76

  • 1997 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
  • 1998 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), dies at 91
  • 1999 Derek Nimmo, British comedic character actor (All Gas and Gaiters), dies of pneumonia while recovering from head injuries incurred in a fall at 68
  • 2003 Walter Scharf, American film composer, dies at 92
  • 2004 John Randolph [Emanuel Hirsch Cohen], American actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie), dies at 88
  • 2006 Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), dies at 81
  • 2006 Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), died of lung cancer at 81
  • 2006 John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • 2007 Bruce Bennett, American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies from complications of a broken hip at 100
  • 2014 Harold Ramis, American actor & director, dies from vasculitis at 69
  • 2016 Nabil Maleh, Syrian film director and writer, dies at 79

Sridevi KapoorSridevi Kapoor (1963-2018)

Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), drowns at 54

  • 2020 Ben Cooper, American western actor (The Rose Tattoo; Outcast; Arizona Raiders), dies at 86
  • 2020 Katherine Johnson, American NASA mathematician (portrayed in film Hidden Figures), dies at 101
  • 2022 Sally Kellerman, American actress (M*A*S*H (film); Back to School; The Player), and singer, dies of heart failure at 84