On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on March 24

  • 1968 Howard Petrie, American actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), dies at 61
  • 1968 Alice Guy-Blaché, French film director who was the first woman to direct a film (The Fairy of the Cabbages), dies at 94
  • 1975 Muriel Hutchison, American actress (Another Thin Man), dies at 60
  • 1976 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66
  • 1982 Goodman Ace, American writer, radio presenter, actor and humorist (Better of Goodman), dies at 83
  • 1984 Sam Jaffe, American actor (Dr Zorba), dies of cancer at 93
  • 1986 Sarah Cunningham, actress (Nurse Andrews-Trapper John MD), dies at 67
  • 1990 Alice Sapritch, actress (European Vacation), dies
  • 1990 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • 1993 Taylor Reed, actor (Easy Money), dies of heart attack at 60
  • 2006 Lynne Perrie, English actress (b. 1931)
  • 2008 Richard Widmark, American actor (Madigan, Murder on the Orient Express, Judgement at Nuremberg), dies complications following a fall at 93
  • 2009 Martin Brozius, Dutch actor (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden), dies at 67
  • 2010 Robert Culp, American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, and director (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), dies at 79
  • 2016 Garry Shandling, American comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), dies at 66
  • 2018 Lawrence K. Grossman, American news executive (PBS, NBC-TV) and author (The Electronic Republic), dies of Parkinson’s disease and cancer at 86

Person of interestAlbert Uderzo

2020 Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist and script writer (Asterix comic books), dies at 92

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo
Albert Uderzo
  • 2020 Gerard Schurmann, Dutch-British conductor, and composer of classical music (The Double Heart), and film scores, (The Bedford Incident) dies at 96
  • 2021 Craig "muMS" Grant, American poet and actor (Oz), dies at 52