On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on March 1

  • 1912 George Grossmith, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), dies at 64
  • 1940 Josef Swickard, German actor (The Wizard of Oz, Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
  • 1962 Roscoe Ates, American actor (Freaks, Cimarron, Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 1979 Dolores Costello, American actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73

Person of interestJackie Coogan

1984 Jackie Coogan, American actor (Addams Family, The Kid, Oliver Twist), dies of a heart attack at 69

  • 1988 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), dies at 63
  • 1988 Joe Besser, American actor & comedian (The Three Stooges, Let's Make Love, Africa Screams), dies from heart failure at 80
  • 1989 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress & director (Bluejackets, De kleine zielen), dies at 71
  • 1991 Katharine Blake, South African-born British actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
  • 1993 Terry Frost, American actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86
  • 1994 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), dies at 57
  • 2006 Jack Wild, British actor (Oliver!, H.R. Pufnstuf), dies of tongue and throat cancer at 53
  • 2007 Eddy Firestone, American radio, television, and film actor (Mixed Doubles), dies of respiratory and heart failure at 86
  • 2010 Kristian Digby, British television presenter & director, dies at 32
  • 2012 Jerome Courtland, American actor (Tonka, Tharus), dies at 85
  • 2012 Phillip R. Allen, American stage and screen actor (Hardy Boys Mysteries - "Harry"; Star Trek III - "Captain Esteban"), dies at 72
  • 2013 Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2016 Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], English actor & screenwriter (Coronation Street), dies at 79
  • 2016 Martha Wright, American actress & singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92
  • 2021 Ian St John, Scottish soccer forward (21 caps; Motherwell; Liverpool 425 games), manager (Motherwell, Portsmouth) and broadcaster (ITV: Saint and Greavsie), dies from cancer at 82