On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on March 20

  • 1730 Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (Comédie-Française) inspiration for 1849 drama "Adrienne Lecouvreur", dies at 37
  • 1947 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (Ebberöds bank, Med folket för fosterlandet), dies at 62
  • 1972 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter, graphic artist and cartoonist, dies at 51
  • 1972 Marilyn Maxwell, American actress and entertainer (Champion, The Lemon Drop Kid, East of Sumatra), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • 1974 Chet Huntley, American newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 62
  • 1976 Michael Goodliffe, British actor (A Night to Remember, Cromwell, 5th Day of Peace), commits suicide at 61
  • 1989 Alan Gifford [John Lennox], American actor (Time Lock, 2001: A Space Odyssey), dies at 78
  • 1990 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter, dies at 82
  • 1992 Avonne Taylor, actress (My Best Girl, Honor Among Lovers), dies at 93
  • 1992 Georges Delerue, French film composer (Sword of Gideon, A Little Romance), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1994 Lewis Grizzard, American humorist (b. 1946)
  • 1994 Don Goddard, American news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59), dies at 89
  • 1995 John Minton [Big John Studd], American pro wrestler (Royal Rumble 1989), dies from liver cancer and Hodgkin's disease at 47
  • 2000 Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • 2003 Sailor Art Thomas, American professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • 2005 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish film director (b. 1912)
  • 2008 Shoban Babu, Indian actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008 Brian Wilde, English actor (b. 1921)
  • 2015 Gregory Walcott, American actor (Plan 9 from Outer Space, 87th Precinct), dies at 87
  • 2015 Jim Berry, American cartoonist (Berry's World), dies at 83