Deaths in Film & TV on February 27

  • 1955 Tom Howard, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 66
  • 1962 Willie Best, actor (Charlie-My Little Margie), dies at 45
  • 1966 Minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81
  • 1969 John Boles, American singer and actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
  • 1972 Pat Brady, American actor and singer (b. 1914)
  • 1974 Pat Brady, American actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59
  • 1977 Allison Hayes, actress (Attack of 50 Foot Woman), dies at 47
  • 1980 George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), dies at 78
  • 1985 David Huffman, actor (FIST, Jane Doe, Firefox, Onion Field), dies
  • 1985 J Pat O'Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), dies at 80
  • 1987 Joan Greenwood, English actress (Gentle Sex, Bad Sister), dies at 65
  • 1989 Joe Silver, actor (Rage, Rapid, Deathtrap, Shivers), dies at 66
  • 1993 Jose Duval, actor (Juan Valdez), dies at 72
  • 1993 Lillian Gish, American silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 99
  • 1996 Francois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72
  • 1998 J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)

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2002 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), dies of kidney failure at 83

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan

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2003 Fred Rogers, host of TV's "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" dies at age 74

TV Host Fred Rogers
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Fred Rogers
  • 2006 Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)

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2015 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 83

  • 2016 George Kennedy, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Naked Gun films), dies at 91