On This Day

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

Person of interestSarah Bernhardt

1923 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth), dies of uremia at 78

Stage and Film Actress Sarah Bernhardt
Stage and Film Actress
Sarah Bernhardt
  • 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

Person of interestNoël Coward

1973 Noël Coward, English playwright (Hay Fever; Private Lives), director (In Which We Serve -1942 Academy Award), actor and singer, dies of heart failure at 73

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1973 Don Messer, Canadian folk fiddler, and television host (Jubilee, 1959-73), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 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