Deaths in Film & TV on March 26

  • 1905 Maurice Barrymore [Herbert Blythe], Indian-born British actor and patriarch of the Barrymore family, dies from syphilis at 55

Sarah BernhardtSarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)

French actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth), dies of uremia at 78

  • 1959 Raymond Chandler, British-American mystery writer novelist and screenwriter (Farewell My Lovely; The Long Goodbye; The Big Sleep), dies at 71
  • 1960 Ian Keith, American actor (Abraham Lincoln, Queen Christina, Cleopatra, 3 Musketeers), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • 1973 Don Messer, Canadian folk fiddler, and television host (Jubilee, 1959-73), dies of a heart attack at 63

Noël CowardNoël Coward (1899-1973)

English playwright (Hay Fever; Private Lives), director (In Which We Serve -1942 Academy Award), actor and singer, dies of heart failure at 73

  • 1986 Bartlett Robinson, American actor (Wendy & Me, Mona McCluskey), dies at 73
  • 1987 Walter Abel, American actor (Fury; Suspicion; Dream Girl), dies at 88
  • 1990 International Chrysis, American Transvestite actor (Q&A), dies of cancer at 38
  • 2004 Jan Sterling [Jane Adriance], American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), dies of diabetes and a stroke at 82
  • 2011 Roger Abbott, Canadian comedian (Air Farce Live) (b. 1946)
  • 2013 Don Payne, American television and screenwriter, dies from bone cancer at 48
  • 2017 Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), dies at 69