Deaths in Film & TV on February 28

  • 1960 Jonathan Hale [Hatley], Canadian-born American actor (Blondie), shoots himself at 68
  • 1962 Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
  • 1963 Theodore Newton, American actor (Voltaire, Ace of Aces), dies at 58
  • 1968 Doretta Morrow, American actress (Because You're Mine), dies from cancer at 41
  • 1968 Juanita Hall, actress (Capt Billy), dies at 66
  • 1973 Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78
  • 1973 Hope Landin, American actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), dies at 79
  • 1977 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American comedian and actor (The Jack Benny Program), dies at 71
  • 1978 Philip Ahn, American actor (Kung Fu, Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies from pneumonia at 66
  • 1979 Jane Hylton [Audrey Gwendolene Clark], British actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot, Daybreak), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 1985 Charita Bauer, American actress (The Guiding Light, Aldrich Family), dies following long illness at 62
  • 1987 Anny Ondra, actress (Blackmail), dies at 83
  • 1990 Fabia Drake, actress (Nice Girl Like Me), dies at 86
  • 1992 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), dies at 49
  • 1993 IshirĊ Honda, Japanese film director and producer (Godzilla), dies at 81
  • 1993 Joyce Carey, British actress (Brief Encounter, The Cedar Tree), dies at 94
  • 1993 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82
  • 1998 Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (Father Ted Crilly-Father Ted), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 2002 Mary Stuart, American actress (Jo-Search for Tomorrow), dies at 75
  • 2011 Annie Girardot, French actress (Three Rooms in Manhattan, Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), dies at 79
  • 2011 Jane Russell, American actress and leading sex symbol in 1940s-50s (The Outlaw), dies at 89
  • 2016 Frank Kelly, Irish stage and screen actor (Father Ted), dies at 77