Deaths in Film & TV on March 22

  • 1952 "Uncle" Dave Macon, American vaudeville and Grand Ole Opry banjo player, singer-songwriter and comedian, dies at 81
  • 1962 Aura Abranches, Portuguese actress (Lisboa; O Primo Basilio), dies at 65
  • 1964 Addison Richards, American actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees), dies at 61
  • 1969 Ernst Deutsch [Dorian], Jewish-Austrian actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78
  • 1975 Catherine "Cass" Daley, American actress (Star Spangled Rhythm, Red Garters), dies from an accidental fall at 59
  • 1975 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), dies at 73
  • 1977 Hymie Shertzer, American jazz and session saxophonist (Benny Goodman; NBC's Tonight Show), dies at 67
  • 1979 Ben Lyon, American actor (Hell's Angels, I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse), dies at 78
  • 1986 Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), dies at 82
  • 1986 Derek Farr, British actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), dies from cancer at 74
  • 1987 Joan Shawlee [Fulton], American actress (Some Like It Hot, Prehistoric Women, The Abbott & Costello Show), dies of cancer at 61
  • 1991 Gloria Holden, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • 1999 David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)

William HannaWilliam Hanna (1910-2001)

American animator (Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo) and founder of studio Hanna-Barbera, dies at 90

  • 2009 Jade Goody, English reality TV Star and Entrepreneur, dies of cancer at 27
  • 2016 Rita Gam, American actress (Night People, Hannibal), dies at 88
  • 2018 Morgana King, American jazz singer and actress (The Godfather, The Godfather Part II), dies of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 87
  • 2020 Julie Felix, American-born British-based folk-rock singer-songwriter, and BBC presenter (The Frost Report; Once More With Felix), dies at 81