Deaths in Film & TV on March 16

  • 1964 Nicholas Joy, French actor (Gentleman's Agreement; Desk Set; Boss Lady), dies at 80
  • 1968 June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60
  • 1971 (Phyllis) "Bebe" Daniels, American silent film, radio, and screen actress (Silver Dollar; My Past), dies at 70
  • 1973 Carl Benton Reid, American actor (Pressure Point, In a Lonely Place), dies at 79

Arthur GodfreyArthur Godfrey (1903-1983)

American radio and TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), dies at 79

  • 1987 Scott McKay [Carl Chester Gose], American actor (Stage Door, Guest in House, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), dies of kidney failuyre at 71
  • 1988 Dorothy Adams Foulger, actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88
  • 1993 Chishu Ryu, Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86
  • 1993 Don Randolph, actor (Harem Girl), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 1995 Albert Hackett, American actor, playwright and screenwriter (It's A Wonderrful Life; The Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 95
  • 1996 Charlie Barnett, American actor and comedian, dies of AIDS at 41
  • 1999 Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
  • 2001 Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (Casper the Ghost), dies at 79
  • 2004 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor (BBC Concert Orchestra, 1956-66), opera director and educator (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 1966-92), and composer, dies at 93
  • 2005 Anthony George, American actor (Untouchables, Checkmate), dies of emphysema at 83
  • 2008 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (b. 1942)
  • 2008 Ivan Dixon, American actor, director and civil rights activist (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes, The Final War of Olly Winter), dies of renal failure at 76
  • 2008 John Hewer, English actor famous for portraying Captain Birdseye in British commercials, dies at 86
  • 2013 Frank Thornton, British actor (Are You Being Served?, Last of the Summer Wine), dies from natural causes at 92
  • 2019 Richard Erdman, American actor (Stalag 17, Anything Goes), dies at 93
  • 2021 Sabine Schmitz, German professional motor racing driver, and television personality (Top Gear), dies of cancer at 51