Deaths in Film & TV on July 1

  • 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 [JirĂ­ 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
  • 1991 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), dies of 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 at 41
  • 1996 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright, dies 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-born film director (b. 1908)
  • 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)

Person of interestMarlon Brando

2004 Marlon Brando, American actor (The Godfather, A Street Cart Named Desire and On the Waterfront), dies at 80

  • 2009 Karl Malden [Mladen George Sekulovich], American actor (Streets of San Francisco, American Express, A Streetcar Named Desire), dies of natural causes at 97
  • 2009 Mollie Sugden, English actress (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Ilene Woods, American actress (b. 1929)
  • 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