On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on March 23

  • 1914 Teunis Stoel, Dutch actor and director (Small Theater), dies at 62
  • 1935 Florence Moore, American actress (b. 1886)
  • 1962 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), dies at 75
  • 1964 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers), dies from a stroke at 59
  • 1965 Mae Murray, actress (Bachelor Apartment), dies of heart ailment at 75
  • 1966 Johannes W Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie), dies at 82
  • 1967 Duncan Macrae, Scottish actor (Casino Royale, The Little Kidnappers), dies at 61
  • 1973 Ken Maynard, American stuntman and actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), dies of stomach cancer at 77
  • 1979 Philip Bourneuf, actor (Big Night, Frankenstein), dies at 71
  • 1990 Rene Enriquez, American actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of pancreatic cancer at 56
  • 1991 Mona Maris, actress (Camila, Berlin Correspondent), dies at 88
  • 1994 Giulietta Masina, Italian actress, (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) and wife of director Federico Fellini, dies at 73
  • 1994 Jim Moloney, American actor and writer, dies of Parkinson's disease at 64
  • 1995 Irving Shulman, American author & screenwriter, dies at 81
  • 2001 Rowland Evans, American news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak), dies at 79
  • 2001 Irving "Sully" Boyar, American actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Car Wash), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 2002 Eileen Farrell, American soprano (I Got A Right To Sing The Blues; Metropolitan Opera, 1960-66) and film voice (Interrupted Melody), dies at 82
  • 2003 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-British classical flautist, broadcaster, composer, and wit, dies at 77
  • 2005 David Kossoff, British actor and anti-drug campaigner (The Young Lovers, The Larkins), dies at 85
  • 2006 Desmond Doss, American soldier and 1st conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor who was the subject of the film Hacksaw Ridge. dies at 87

Person of interestElizabeth Taylor

2011 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) dies at 79

  • 2014 Geriatric1927 [Peter Oakley], English video blogger, dies at 86
  • 2016 Ken Howard, American actor (The White Shadow), dies at 71
  • 2016 Joe Garagiola, American MLB catcher (4 teams, 1946-54), sportscaster, and TV host (Today Show), dies at 90
  • 2017 Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, A Cold Wind in August), dies at 92
  • 2018 DuShon Monique Brown, American actor (Prison Break, Connie-Chicago Fire), dies at 49
  • 2021 George Segal, American actor (Carbon Copy; Fun With Dick & Jane; Just Shoot Me!), and banjo player, dies at 87