Deaths in Film & TV on March 12

  • 1909 Johanna "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Bruno Gerlach, dies at 34
  • 1946 Philip Merivale, British actor (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Nothing But Trouble), dies from a heart ailment at 59
  • 1949 Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Piet Vink Sr, dies at 95
  • 1957 Josephine Hull, actress (Harvey), dies at 71
  • 1961 Belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25
  • 1966 Estelita Rodriguez, Cuban actress (Golden Stallion, Susanna Pass), dies at 37
  • 1978 John Cazale, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter), dies at 41
  • 1984 Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor, dies at 88
  • 1988 Billie Rhodes, American silent film actress, dies at 93
  • 1989 Maurice Evans, British actor (Planet of the Apes, Bewitched), dies at 87
  • 1992 Barbara Morrison, actress (Proj Moonbase), dies of heart failure at 84
  • 1993 Michael Kanin, screenwriter (Woman of the Year), dies at 83
  • 1995 Juanin Clay, American actress (b. 1949)
  • 1998 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (b. 1924)
  • 2003 Lynne Thigpen, American actress (b. 1948)
  • 2008 Jorge Guinzburg, Argentine journalist, producer, humorist, and TV, theater and radio host (b. 1949)
  • 2017 David Burns, American actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!), dies of a heart attack at 68