On This Day

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 Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
  • 1973 Carl Benton Reid, American actor (Pressure Point, In a Lonely Place), dies at 79

Person of interestArthur Godfrey

1983 Arthur Godfrey, American radio and TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), dies at 79

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey
Radio and TV Host
Arthur Godfrey
  • 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 Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter, 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
  • 2005 Anthony George, American actor (Untouchables, Checkmate), dies of emphysema at 83
  • 2008 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (b. 1942)
  • 2008 John Hewer, English actor famous for portraying Captain Birdseye in British commercials, dies at 86
  • 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
  • 2013 Frank Thornton, British actor (Are You Being Served?, Last of the Summer Wine), dies from natural causes at 92
  • 2021 Sabine Schmitz, German professional motor racing driver, and television personality (Top Gear), dies of cancer at 51