Deaths in Film & TV on July 1

  • 1939 Louis Davids [Simon David], Dutch cabaret artist and comedian, dies at 65
  • 1944 Carl Mayer, Austrian-Jewish actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise), dies of cancer at 49
  • 1968 Virginia Weidler, American child actress (Babes on Broadway, All This & Heaven Too), dies of heart disease at 42
  • 1979 Richard Ward, African American actor (Death of a Salesman, Beacon Hill), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1981 George Voskovec [Jirí Wachsmann], Czech actor (12 Angry Men, Somewhere in Time), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • 1982 Vera [A Veronica] Bondam, actress, dies at 86
  • 1986 Roy Poole, actor (Winds of War), dies at 62
  • 1989 William Ching, actor (Moonlighter, Terror in Haunted House), dies
  • 1990 Anna Palk, actress (Play it Cool, Frozen Dead), dies of cancer at 48

Michael LandonMichael Landon (1936-1991)

American actor (Bonanza - "Little Joe"; Little House on the Prairie - "Charles"; Highway to Heaven - "Jonathan"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 54

  • 1996 Alfred Marks, British actor and comedian (Desert Mice; Scream & Scream Again), dies at 75
  • 1996 Margaux Hemingway, American fashion model and actress (Lipstick), commits suicide with an overdose of phenobarbital, at 42
  • 1996 Steve Tesich, Serbian-American Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Breaking Away; The World According To Garp), and playwright, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • 1997 Robert Mitchum, American actor (Out of the Past, Winds of War, North & South), dies of lung cancer and emphysema at 79
  • 1999 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian film director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny), dies at 90
  • 1999 Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 2000 Walter Matthau, American actor and comedian (The Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), dies at 79
  • 2003 N!xau, Namibian actor (b. 1944)

Marlon BrandoMarlon Brando (1924-2004)

American actor (The Godfather; A Streetcar Named Desire; On the Waterfront), dies at 80

  • 2009 Karl Malden [Mladen George Sekulovich], American actor (Streets of San Francisco; A Streetcar Named Desire; American Express commercials), dies of natural causes at 97
  • 2009 Mollie Sugden, English actress (Are You Being Served?), dies at 86
  • 2010 (Jacqueline) "Ilene" Woods, American radio singer and actress (Disney's Cinderella), dies from complications of Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • 2011 Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2017 Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, dies at 75
  • 2018 Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress, known for Broadway work on "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," dies at 92
  • 2020 Hugh Downs, American TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), dies at 99
  • 2021 Philece Sampler, American actress (Another World, 1987-89 -"Donna Love"; Days Of Our Lives, 1981-84 - "Renée"), and anime voice dubber, dies of a heart attack at 67